Cyprium Partners Announces Appointment of Philip Curatillo as Principal

GREENWICH, CT – January 22, 2007 – Key Principal Partners (KPP), a $1 billion private equity firm, announced today the appointment of Philip Curatilo as Principal, responsible for East Coast business development. He will be based in Richmond, Virginia and affiliated with the Greenwich, CT office of KPP.

“We’re very pleased to announce that Phil has joined our firm,” said John Sinnenberg, CEO of KPP. “Phil’s intermediary network, business sense and reputation are important additions to the staff.”

Prior to joining KPP, Mr. Curatilo was a Managing Director at Westham Capital Partners, a Richmond, Virginia-based principal investment and private equity business development firm. Previously, he was a General Partner at private equity firm Riverside Partners, where he was responsible for the origination, review and recommendation of investment opportunities and the development of the firm’s extensive network of North American investment sources.

Mr. Curatilo has held positions at McClain Group, Inc. where he managed a venture capital practice, and at TeleTech Holdings, a start-up telecom services company that ultimately went public, as the Director of Planning and Development. Additionally, he has served as Senior Commercial Underwriter for BLC Financial Services, now part of Allied Capital; a consultant with Gemini Consulting, now part of Cap Gemini Ernst and Young; Staff Manager at AT&T Communications; and a lecturer and consultant to emerging companies in the former Soviet Union during the time of the region’s governmental coup.

Mr. Curatilo graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, where he is an active member of the school’s National Council.

About Key Principal Partners

Key Principal Partners (KPP) is a nationally recognized private investment firm providing capital to middle market companies throughout North America. KPP utilizes mezzanine and equity capital to fund the growth, buyout, refinancing or acquisition of profitable companies. KPP distinctively makes both minority and control investments in privately held companies. KPP has approximately $1 billion in capital under management and can invest $7 million to $35 million in companies with at least $20 million in revenue. Headquartered in Cleveland, KPP is affiliated with KeyCorp and has offices in Greenwich, San Francisco and Shanghai. For additional information, visit:

About KeyCorp

Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $93 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally.

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