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Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Results From Annual Meeting of Shareholders

WESTPORT, Conn., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NASDAQ:CODI), a leading acquirer and manager of middle market businesses, announced today the results from the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on Friday, May 23, 2008, in Norwalk, CT. At the meeting, the Shareholders of the Company approved all resolutions put before them, including the election of two directors to serve for three-year terms on the board of directors and the appointment of the Company's independent auditor.

James J. Bottiglieri and Gordon Burns were elected Class II directors on the Company's Board of Directors until the 2011 Annual Meeting. Mr. Bottiglieri has served as a director of the Company since December 2005, as well as its chief financial officer since its inception on November 18, 2005. Mr. Burns has been a private investor since 1998. Previously he was responsible for investment banking at UBS Securities and before that was a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers Inc.

Also at the meeting Shareholders ratified the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as independent auditor for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008.

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.

AFM Holdings Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred to as American Furniture, is a low-cost manufacturer of upholstered stationary and motion furniture with 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 435 branch locations in 35 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.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred to as Fox, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-end suspension products for mountain bikes, all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other off- road vehicles. Fox is based in Watsonville, CA.

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.

To find out more about Compass Diversified Holdings, please visit www.compassdiversifiedholdings.com.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of the Company. Words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," and "future" or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some of these factors are enumerated in the risk factor discussion in the Form 10-K filed by CODI with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2007 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CODI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Compass Diversified Holdings:      Investor Relations Contact:
    Jim Bottiglieri                    KCSA Strategic Communications
    Chief Financial Officer            Jeffrey Goldberger / Nick Rust
    203.221.1703                       212.896.1249 / 212.896.1299
    jim@compassequity.com              jgoldberger@kcsa.com / nrust@kcsa.com

Source: Compass Diversified Holdings

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