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1 2013 Annual Business Meeting Westin Mission Hills Rancho Mirage, CA

2 Anti-Trust Compliance Policy  A trade association is, such as the PTNPA, by its very nature, a combination of competitors and, therefore, must conduct its business in strict adherence to federal and state antitrust laws.  PTNPA conducts its meetings in accordance with federal and state antitrust laws. We refer members to the antitrust compliance policy found in their meeting materials.

3 Another Busy Year In Review The Voice of America’s Nut Industry

4 Clearly Established Direction Mission: “To proactively advance America’s nut industry through professional networks, advocacy and education.” Vision: The PTNPA is “The Voice of America’s Nut Industry”

5 Commitments/Achievements ALL COMPLETED Continue Strategic Planning Formation of Committees – Forward Movement and Results Set Future Convention Locations 2014 – Naples Waldorf, Naples, FL 2015 – Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA 2016 – PGA National, Palm Beach, FL Ongoing Proactive Policy/Advocacy Work May Event in DC, Coalition Expansion, FSMA Reports High level of Board Member/PTNPA Member engagement Member visits, increase in calls/meetings with Members, referrals! Leverage Advisory Board Regular calls, Participation on Committees, Increased connection New Dues Structure, Timing and Fees – July 1 st Constant Improvement…

6 Strategic Highlights… Strategic Committee Leadership and Members AdvocacyChair: Joe Graziano, Jr. Mike Place, Steve O’Mara, Jack Eustace Marketing/Public RelationsChair: Mia Cohen Rick Drehobl NominatingChair: Angela Bauer Mike Valentine, Frank Ciampa ConventionChair: Mike Place Bob Sauer, Brian Ezell, Bill Elam, Aram Hintlian, Fred Baine, Kelly Suess, Paul Veyette, Jack Eustace, Bill Morecraft Membership and IndustryChair: George Argires Chris Nubern, Brian Ezell

7 Ongoing Impact Beyond the Annual Convention: Advocacy and outreach Collaboration with other organizations Philanthropic support from Members Increased number of calls, referrals, emails

8 New Member Only Site To include: Easy Access to Reports/Industry Info Online Member Directory Find Other Members - Searchable Site! Calendar of Events Advertising Opportunities Member History Advocacy Tools

9 Priorities for FY2013 Continued Strategic Committee Progress Marketing/PR Membership/Industry Advocacy and Education Industry Research/Data Collection PTNPA Member Data & Value Details Expanded Advocacy and Outreach Outstanding Year – 75 th Anniversary in 2014

10 Thank You To All Board Members OFFICERS Chairman: MICHAEL PLACE – Western Nut Company Vice Chairman: BILL ELAM – Kar’s Nuts Secretary/Treasurer: BRIAN EZELL – Paramount Farms DIRECTORS GEORGE ARGIRES – Anton Argires, Inc. ANGELA Y. BAUER – Tropical Nut & Fruit FRED BAINE – Golden Peanut Co. FRANK CIAMPA – The Leavitt Corp. MIA COHEN – Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella RICHARD A. DREHOBL – Georgia Nut Company, Inc. JOSEPH C. GRAZIANO, JR. – Terri Lynn ARAM HINTLIAN JR. – Nutcracker Brands, Inc. BILL MORECRAFT – Blue Diamond Growers CHRIS NUBERN – Flagstone Foods/Ann’s House of Nuts BOB SAUER – Kraft Foods CALVIN “KELLY” SUESS – Specialty Commodities MICHAEL J. VALENTINE – John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. PAUL VEYETTE – Harris Woolf Almonds

11 Very Special Thank You Goes To…  Outgoing Chairman – J. Michael Place  Board Member – Frank Ciampa

12 And…Our HONORARY MEMBER A Distinguished and Valuable Part of the PTNPA Family for 40 years! Mr. Calvin “Kelly” Suess

13 New Leadership (VOTE) Proposed Officers (1 year Term Until 2014):  Bill Elam, Chairman, Kar’s Nuts  Brian Ezell, Vice Chairman, Paramount Farms, Inc.  Mike Valentine, Treasurer, JB Sanfillipo & Sons Proposed New Board of Directors (2 year Terms Until 2016):  Mike Place, Western Nut Company *  Bill Elam, Kar’s Nuts *  Brian Ezell, Paramount Farms, Inc. *  Justin Hintlian, Superior Nut Company  Mike Valentine, JB Sanfilippo & Sons *  Karim Azzaoui, BALSU USA

14 Board Members 2013 - 2016 Term Expires 2014 Term Expires 2015 Term Expires 2016 Joe Graziano, Jr.Angela BauerMike Place George ArgiresMia CohenBill Elam Bob SauerAram Hintlian, Jr.Brian Ezell Rick DrehoblChris NubernJustin Hintlian Fred BaineBill MorecraftKarim Azzaoui Larry LeitnerPaul VeyetteMike Valentine

15 Please Continue to Participate Call, write, GET INVOLVED Use the Member Only Site to Your Benefit Update Member Directory Profile Visit Congressional Representatives Make requests that will make PTNPA more valuable to YOU - Introductions to Other Members - Info About Industry/Member Changes - Invitations to Learn More About Your Company

16 The Next Few Days… 20132013 Reach Out to New Members Visit Exhibitors Enjoy the great events Provide feedback to PTNPA staff and Board Members Connect with other Members Celebrate on Monday night Complete our post-Convention survey and request for Member data!

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