NCL ANNOUNCES MICHAEL HUGHES AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories, LLC (“NCL”) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Michael Hughes as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mike joined NCL in August of 2017 as its Chief Operating Officer and added the responsibilities of President in November.

Mike previously spent 18 years in the beauty industry with Proctor & Gamble, where he successfully led multiple businesses for P&G, including

its largest beauty manufacturing & distribution facility and the supply chain operations for a global prestige brand. In his first year at NCL, Mike has embraced the company’s “can-do” attitude and agility, while bringing new systems and capabilities to drive incremental rigor and growth. Mike’s mantra of “Promises Made, Promises Kept” is already helping take the customer service focus of the company to the next level.

“Mike has been a tremendous addition to the NCL team and brings a combination of strong leadership and expertise in operations and manufacturing in the beauty industry.

He is leading multiple initiatives to invest in and drive growth, increase efficiencies and exceed customers’ expectations for quality and responsiveness.

We and the rest of the leadership team fully support Mike as he takes the helm at NCL and look forward to its next phase of growth,” said Gary Voigt, Chairman of the Board of NCL.

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin in Ireland, his MBA from the University of Iowa.