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Robert Nelson Named Strategic Business Development Lead at
Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor, Inc.( 08/12/2008 )

CHARLOTTE, NC, August 12, 2008 - Baker & Taylor, Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom Morgan today announced the appointment of Robert C. Nelson as Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Development effective August 18, 2008. "Bob is an experienced senior executive with leadership and business development skills and has run businesses both domestically and internationally," said Mr. Morgan. "He has a proven track record of creating, implementing and delivering focused strategic plans and innovative business development strategies across multiple industry segments."

Mr. Nelson brings over 25 years experience as a sales executive to Baker & Taylor. Before joining Baker & Taylor, Nelson served as president of UCT Forestry Group where he led the introduction of new proprietary surface coatings. Prior to joining UCT, he held various positions with RR Donnelley, including president, Global Document Solutions in London; president-ipgs sales; and president, corporate sales. He also held senior sales positions with Moore Corporation, enfoTrust Networks and World Color.

"In this newly created position," commented Baker & Taylor President Arnie Wight, "Bob's role has a broad based set of responsibilities covering several tiers of business development. He will work very closely with our management group to bridge the gap between where we are today and where we need to be in the future. He will be the leader for developing new products, services, markets and managing their integration. He will also support our senior sales and merchandising management in developing a stronger foundation for increasing growth and value in our current markets."

Nelson is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

About Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor, Inc. (www.btol.com) is a global information and entertainment services company that offers books, videos, music, games and services to libraries, educational institutions, and retailers. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company has been in existence for over 180 years, developing long-term relationships with major suppliers, including book publishers, movie studios, and music labels. Baker & Taylor maintains one of the largest combined in-stock book, video and music inventories in the United States, and services the broadest customer base in the industry. Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., a leading private equity investment firm.

About Castle Harlan
Castle Harlan, a leading private equity investment firm founded in 1987, acquired Baker & Taylor in July 2006. It invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America, Europe, and, together with CHAMP Private Equity, Australasia. Since inception, Castle Harlan has invested in 49 companies representing more than $9 billion in enterprise value. Castle Harlan's current portfolio companies, which employ more than 42,000 people, include Ames True Temper, a leading manufacturer of lawn and garden tools and accessories; and Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, Inc., the nation's largest independent provider of drilling fluids and fluid-handling services for onshore oil and gas drilling.

Media Contact:
Jenny Johnson
Baker & Taylor, Inc.
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