SEPTEMBER 2008

Oakleaf appoints three to its board of directors

Oakleaf has announced the appointment of William T. Monahan to its board of directors. Monahan has more than 35 years of experience in global business development in a variety of industries including telecommunications, manufacturing and electronics.

Most recently, Monahan was chairman and acting chief executive officer of Novelis, Inc., a $6 billion dollar manufacturer of aluminum rolled semi-finished products. Monahan served on the Novelis board of directors for many years, guiding it though its recently completed sale to India’s Hindalco Industries.

They also announced the appointment of Ronald Tysoe to its board. Tysoe, who has more than 20 years experience in the retail, finance and real estate investment industries, is a principal at The Hauser, Davis & Tysoe Group, an investment group based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lawrence V. Jackson was the third to be appointed to the board. Jackson has been recognized for over three decades for his proven leadership with some of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies. He is well versed in numerous industry sectors including retail operations and possesses vast experience in management, operations, sales and procurement.

Prior to his appointment to Oakleaf’s board of directors, Jackson was president and chief executive officer of Global Procurement at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he led strategic planning and sustainability efforts — key initiatives that garnered Wal-Mart unprecedented success. Additionally, Jackson was responsible for global purchasing for Wal-Mart, successfully leading efforts of purchasing offices in over 28 countries.