July 2012

Mergers & Acquisitions

Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
announced that it has acquired the global licenses and certain related assets for the Ed Hardy, True Religion and BCBGMAXAZRIA fragrance brands from New Wave Fragrances, LLC.

Additionally, Elizabeth Arden has acquired the global licenses and certain related assets for
the Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj fragrance brands from Give Back Brands.
Berlin Packaging announced the acquisition of Lerman Container. The combined
company will have 2012 revenues exceeding $700 million, over 110 packaging consultants and more than 80 sales offices and warehouse locations across North America.

AkzoNobel Global Personal Care announced a strategic alliance with Corn Products
International/National Starch, positioning AkzoNobel as the global distributor of Corn Products’ line of functional, modified starches for hair care and skin care applications; the
multi-year agreement will allow both organizations the ability to grow their product portfolios.

International cosmetic packaging provider Quadpack has entered a strategic partnership with Italian company Premi, makers of customized plastic and glass primary packaging for the beauty industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Quadpack will support Premi’s
European expansion plans, while Premi will help extend Quadpack’s stronghold in Italy.

MWV announced its acquisition of AARDEX Group SA, supplier of electronic medication monitoring systems and applications.