In its November 20, 2008 “Timber Special II” report, Opalesque A SQUARE = Alternative Alternatives featured a portion of its report on Dick Molpus’, President of The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, recent speech at the International Forest Investment conference in London, England, on November 10, 2008. In its report, Opalesque A Square discussed Mr. Molpus’ topic in a section entitled “Perceived vs. Real Risks in Timberland Investing – Insights from a US TIMO.”

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The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, was founded in 1996 as a Timber Investment Management Organization (“TIMO”). With its sister operating companies, Molpus has a history in the timber industry dating back to 1905, Molpus finds itself as one of the oldest timber-related companies in the nation with experience in allfacets of timber management, manufacturing and marketing. MWG is one of the few TIMOs that is vertically-integrated with all core business and forestry functions handled or supervised by in-house experts.

MWG and its sister operating companies employ 63 people in their twelve offices located in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Oklahoma. MWG acquires, manages and sells timberland as an investment vehicle for pension funds, college endowments, foundations, insurance companies and high net-worth individual investors. The company focuses on ensuring long-term optimum cash returns on investments while practicing responsible forest stewardship. In conjunction with the third-party marketing firm, Molpus Woodlands Advisors, with offices located in Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oregon and Tennessee, MWG is able to continue the tradition of servicing the needs of its clients.