MEDIA INQUIRIES AND OUTREACH
Company management should ensure that all employees strictly comply with the following guidelines and procedures for handling incoming media requests for information and outgoing announcements by the Company. This policy covers all media requests, including those from reporters representing print, broadcast, radio or online media from local, regional, or international outlets. These guidelines and procedures are established to maintain the credibility and reputation of the Company, Pritzker and the investors in any private funds managed by Pritzker, including members of the Pritzker family (Pritzker Investors). Any questions about the scope or application of any of the media inquiry or outreach guidelines and procedures should be directed to the OP.
All requests and inquiries from the media in any way relating to the Company, Pritzker or any Pritzker Investor must immediately be directed to the OP. Company management and employees must not respond to inquiries from or provide any information to a member of the media unless directed by the OP. However, the CEO (or his/her designee) may respond without pre-approval to requests and inquiries from the media relating to routine press releases such as announcements of Company new business or hiring, provided that the response does not involve any mention of or reference to Pritzker or any Pritzker Investor unless otherwise previously approved by Pritzker.
If the Company intends to conduct any media outreach such as a press release that mentions, quotes, features or otherwise relates to the Company, Pritzker or any Pritzker Investor, or that could otherwise have a negative effect on the business or reputation of the Company, Pritzker or any Pritzker Investor, the Company must obtain advance approval from the OP. However, routine press releases to the media such as announcements of Company new business or hiring may be issued by the CEO (or his/ her designee) without such pre-approval, provided that the release does not involve any mention of or reference to Pritzker or any Pritzker Investor unless otherwise previously approved by Pritzker.
Company management must obtain Board approval prior to initiating any litigation or similar proceeding unless the matter involves ordinary course collections activity. Company management should promptly notify the OP to the extent the Company is named as an adverse party in any litigation or similar proceeding unless the matter is fully insured and does not otherwise involve any matter that would reasonably be likely to have an adverse reputational impact on the Company, Pritzker or any Pritzker Investor.
Each Company website should include the following statement on the page dedicated to the description of the Company and its business:
Company is a member of Pritzker Private Capital, which acquires and operates middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm’s differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur and family-owned companies. For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.