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MEMBER NEWS: Plymouth Venture Partners II Completes Fund-Raising at $41.0 Million

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Managing Partner Mark Horne reported today that fund-raising for Plymouth Venture Partners II has
successfully concluded with $41 million of capital committed (slightly above the target range of $30 to $40
million).  The strategy of Plymouth Ventures II is to provide growth capital to young companies headquartered in the
Great Lakes region that have begun commercialization of their products or services in the market and need
capital for their next growth step. Plymouth Ventures II is looking for companies seeking up to $5 million in
total capital.

Mark Horne commented, “We have seen a considerable increase in the number of Great Lakes early stage
companies, but there is a significant shortage of capital to support their growth. Our new Fund has been
raised to meet this need.”

Mr. Horne added, “This is the final closing of Plymouth Ventures II. Through earlier closings the Fund has
already invested in three companies. These companies have implemented their growth plans and are
demonstrating the importance of the timely raising of such capital.”

Plymouth Ventures II follows on the heels of Fund I which completed its new investment cycle in 2009 and has
been in a successful exit mode in recent years.  For more information on the investment criteria of Fund II, see