The Outsource Group Acquires Genesis Consultants of New York

ST. LOUIS, MO October 8, 2007 – The Outsource Group (TOG), a leader in healthcare receivables management, announced today that it has acquired Genesis Consultants of New York Inc., a leading provider of insurance collections and Medicaid eligibility services. Genesis Consultants of New York is headquartered in Bellmore, New York and serves hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area. The transaction will significantly increase the size of TOG and extend the types of receivables management services that both companies provide their clients.

Genesis Consultants of New York’s founder Gary Israel said, “We have a highly sought-after specialty in healthcare receivables management, and we serve the top hospitals in the region. Our combination with TOG will enable us to expand the types of services we offer to our current clients, such as self-pay bad debt collections. It will also enable The Outsource Group to provide a deeper level of expertise in the areas of insurance follow-up and Medicaid eligibility.” Israel will remain in an executive position and will focus on client management and new business development.

Ross Kaufman, CFO, and John Christie, COO, will also continue in their current roles at Genesis. “As more and more patients are underinsured or uninsured, it is more important than ever for hospitals to have a partner who can assist them in determining patients’ eligibility for various entitlement programs. Our combined companies will offer these expert services to hospitals across the country,” said Kaufman.

“Part of Genesis’ appeal has been its focus on superior results and exceptional customer service. The expanded organization will be no exception,” said Christie. “Everything that we do, every concept we’ve created, it’s all going to be incorporated going forward. We’re all very excited about the future and what we’ll have to offer our clients in the way of new products and services”

Michael DiMarco, CEO of The Outsource Group, said “This acquisition is the most recent of six we have executed in the past three years. It will enable TOG to provide new services to our existing client base as well as offer the full suite of TOG’s accounts receivable management services into Genesis’ client base. We look forward to working closely with the entire Genesis team and expanding our business in the New York market.” DiMarco indicated that TOG will continue to pursue synergistic acquisitions as part of its strategy for building the nation’s premier healthcare receivables management company.

The Outsource Group is a privately held company, backed by ClearLight Partners, LLC, a $600 million private equity fund based in Newport Beach, California.

ClearLight Partners, LLC Invests in Apple & Eve

NEWPORT BEACH, CA October 3, 2007 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has completed an investment in Apple & Eve, a marketer of 100% juice beverages, to support the company’s plans for continued growth and expansion.

Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Founded more than 30 years ago, Port Washington, NY-based Apple & Eve is the largest privately held producer of 100% fruit juice products in the United States. The company offers more than one hundred different juice products sold under a number of brands including Apple & Eve, Apple & Eve Organics, Sesame Street, Northland, and Seneca. The Company’s products are sold through a variety of channels including grocery, club, mass merchandise, convenience and foodservice.

“We are pleased to have ClearLight as our capital partner and look forward to working with them as we continue to grow our business,” said Gordon Crane, President and CEO of Apple & Eve. “The outlook for our business is excellent. Sales of our existing 100% juice products continue to increase and we are introducing exciting new products such as our Awake energy juice and our Fizz Ed line of sparkling juices.”

Patrick Haiz, a partner at ClearLight, commented: “Apple & Eve has a well-established portfolio of proven brands that meet consumers’ increasing demand for beverages that promote health and wellness. We have searched extensively for investment opportunities with natural food and beverage companies; we are fortunate to be partnering with Gordon and his team. Apple & Eve has long distinguished itself as a best-in-class operator.”

About Apple & Eve

Apple & Eve is the largest privately held juice company in the U.S., with total annual sales topping $200 million. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Port Washington, NY, the company focuses on healthy and innovative juice products. Apple & Eve produces and markets a complete line of juices, including Apple & Eve 100% pure and natural juices and juice blends, Northland Cranberry Juice Blends, Seneca, Sesame Street 100% Juices, Organics, and a wide variety of convenient single-serve beverages. Apple & Eve products are sold in supermarkets, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, health food stores, schools and convenience stores across the country.

Apple & Eve, LLC
PO Box K
Roslyn, NY 11576
Phone: 800.969.8018