Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

ProAmpac Completes Acquisition of Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products

ProAmpac, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing flexible packaging manufacturers, today announced the acquisition of Oregon-based Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products (Bonita). Specializing in paper packaging products including custom and stock shopping bags, merchandise bags, foodservice packaging, and folding
cartons, Bonita product complements ProAmpac’s existing flexible packaging offerings.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of Bonita expands ProAmpac’s paper packaging manufacturing footprint in the
Western and Southeastern U.S., creating more value and optimizing services for our
customers,” said ProAmpac CEO Greg Tucker.

Cincinnati-based ProAmpac, one of the top 10 flexible packaging converters in the United
States, is owned by Pritzker Group Private Capital along with management and co-investors.
With the addition of Bonita, ProAmpac now has 27 manufacturing sites globally with nearly
3,300 employees supplying more than 5,000 customers in 90 countries. ProAmpac primarily
manufactures products servicing the food, pet care, health care, lawn care, and retail markets
as well as providing secure packaging for the transport of cash and valuables.

When founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1989, Bonita Packaging Products was the only full-line
retail packaging supplier in the U.S. The business will become part of the ProAmpac brand and
operate as part of the U.S. Flexibles Division, led by President Tom Geyer.

“Bonita has a reputation for responsive customer service and quality. Couple that with its awardwinning
printing capabilities, and customers now have an unrivaled source for paper products
within ProAmpac,” stated Geyer.

Chris Trick, Pritzker Group Private Capital principal, said, “The Bonita acquisition is a
compelling opportunity for ProAmpac to further its leadership position in retail and foodservice
paper bags and underscores our continued commitment to supporting ProAmpac’s growth
strategy.”

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