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Compass Diversified Holdings to Present at the CJS Securities 8th Annual 'New Ideas for the New Year' Investor Conference

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NASDAQ:CODI) announced today that Chief Executive Officer, I. Joseph Massoud, will present at the CJS Securities 8th Annual "New Ideas for the New Year" Investor Conference in New York, NY on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. eastern time.

About Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI")

CODI was formed to acquire and manage a group of middle market businesses that are headquartered in North America. CODI provides public investors with an opportunity to participate in the ownership and growth of companies which have historically been owned by private equity firms or wealthy individuals or families. CODI's disciplined approach to its target market provides opportunities to methodically purchase attractive businesses at values that are accretive to its shareholders. For sellers of businesses, CODI's unique structure allows CODI to acquire businesses efficiently with no financing contingencies and, following acquisition, to provide its companies with substantial access to growth capital.

Upon acquisition, CODI works with the executive teams of its subsidiary companies to identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow those companies' earnings and cash flows. These cash flows support distributions to CODI shareholders, which are intended to be steady and growing over the long term.

    Subsidiary Businesses

    Aeroglide Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred to as
    Aeroglide, is a designer and manufacturer of industrial drying and cooling
    equipment, primarily used in the production of a variety of human foods,
    animal and pet feeds, and industrial products.  Aeroglide is based in
    Cary, NC.

    American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., and its consolidated subsidiaries,
    referred to as American Furniture, is a low-cost manufacturer of
    upholstered stationary and motion furniture, including sofas, loveseats,
    sectionals, recliners and complementary products.  American Furniture has
    the ability to ship any product in its line within 48 hours of receiving
    an order.  American Furniture is based in Ecru, MS.

    Anodyne Medical Device, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred
    to as AMD, is a manufacturer of medical support surfaces and patient
    positioning devices, primarily used for the prevention and treatment of
    pressure wounds experienced by patients with limited or no mobility.  AMD
    is based in Los Angeles, CA.

    CBS Personnel Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred
    to as CBS Personnel, is a provider of temporary staffing services in the
    United States.  CBS Personnel is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and
    operates 144 branch locations in 18 states.

    Compass AC Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred to
    as Advanced Circuits, is a manufacturer of low-volume quick-turn and
    prototype rigid printed circuit boards ("PCBs").  Advanced Circuits is
    based in Aurora, CO.

    Halo Lee Wayne LLC and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred to as Halo,
    is a distributor of customized promotional products and serves more than
    30,000 customers as a one-stop-shop resource for design, sourcing,
    management and fulfillment across all categories of its customers'
    promotional products needs.  Halo is based in Sterling, IL.

    Silvue Technologies Group, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries,
    referred to as Silvue, is a developer and manufacturer of proprietary,
    high-performance coating systems for polycarbonate, glass, acrylic, metals
    and other substrate materials used in the premium eyewear, aerospace,
    automotive and industrial markets.  Silvue is based in Anaheim, CA.

To find out more about Compass Diversified Holdings, please visit

    Compass Diversified Holdings      Investor Relations Contact:
    Jim Bottiglieri                   KCSA Worldwide
    Chief Financial Officer           Jeffrey Goldberger / Nick Rust
    203.221.1703                      212.896.1249 / 212.896.1299    /

Source: Compass Diversified Holdings

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