PAC Holding Company

July 14, 2000




ORANGE, CA: July 14, 2000:California Aluminum Products, Inc. doing business as Go Rhino! Products (“Go Rhino!”), a leading manufacturer and marketer of chrome-plated and painted steel grille guards and side steps, today announced that it merged with PAC Holding Company (“PAC”) of Denver, CO. Formed in 1998 by Russ Stubbings and Prospect Partners, PAC has built a base of automotive and truck accessories companies through its acquisitions of Pace-Edwards Company, a manufacturer and distributor of retractable tonneau covers and Shelf-It/Rifle-It branded products, and Wings West, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of body styling kits.

We are excited about the opportunity to expand on what we have built here. We are fortunate to have assembled an excellent team that has made our success possible. Our relationship with PAC will allow us to capitalize on the momentum that has been building in our business, said Ron Storer, the President of Go Rhino!

Go Rhino! will continue to operate from its facilities in Orange, CA. All of Go Rhino’s employees under the leadership of Ron Storer, Go Rhino’s President, will continue in their current capacity.

Russ Stubbings, Chairman and CEO of PAC Holding, formerly served as CEO of Deflecta-Shield Corporation and prior to that as COO of Lund International both NASDAQ-listed manufacturers and marketers of aftermarket truck accessories. “ We are very thrilled about the prospect of working with Go Rhino!. The people at Go Rhino! impressed us throughout this transaction with their energy and focus on customer service and quality. We believe that Go Rhino! will continue to enhance our platform on which to build a very special company in this industry”, commented Mr. Stubbings.

Prospect Partners, LLC manages a $105 million private equity fund focused on financing management-led leveraged acquisitions and providing growth capital for lower middle market businesses with niche strategies. Go Rhino! provides an exciting opportunity to work with an innovative and energetic management team in an evolving segment of the automotive and truck accessory industry”, said Erik Maurer of Prospect Partners.

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