Posted in Press Releases on 12/01/14 Molpus Woodlands Group Announces the Closing of 73,000 Acres of Timberland in Alabama The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus), a timberland investment management organization (TIMO), headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, has announced today, on behalf of a client, the successful purchase of approximately 73,000 acres of timberland north, east, and west of Birmingham, Alabama. The purchase occurred in installments starting in October 2013. The timberland, located in thirteen counties, consists of well-stocked loblolly pine plantations distributed among all age classes. Molpus currently maintains an office in Hoover, Alabama, to oversee the management of an additional 93,000 acres in the Birmingham area. “We are pleased to complete the closing process and we look forward to managing these properties as a long-term, timber investment for our clients,” said Ken Sewell, Chief Operating Officer of Molpus Timberlands Management. Molpus currently has 1,550,000 acres under management, valued in excess of $1.5 billion. _______________________________________ The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, was founded in 1996 as a Timber Investment Management Organization (TIMO) and has a company legacy dating to 1905. With its sister operating company, Molpus Timberlands Management, LLC (collectively, Molpus), Molpus is one of the oldest timber-related companies in the nation, with experience in all facets of timber management, manufacturing, and marketing. Molpus is one of the few TIMOs that have all of their core businesses and forestry functions handled or supervised by in-house experts. Molpus 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 optimal cash returns on investments while practicing responsible forest stewardship. Molpus currently manages approximately 1.55 million acres of timberland investments located in seventeen states. Nothing herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy any security with respect to any fund.