American Furniture Manufacturing Names New CEO

                American Furniture Manufacturing Names New CEO

Company To Be Led By Industry Veteran J. Allen (Al) Wiygul

PR Newswire

ECRU, Miss., Nov. 8, 2012

ECRU, Miss., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --American Furniture Manufacturing,
Inc. ("AFM" or the "Company") announced today it has appointed J. Allen (Al)
Wiygul as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. He will
succeed Mike Thomas, who will retire at the end of the year as planned.

Mr. Wiygul has approximately 40 years of experience in the furniture industry,
including 20 years at the senior management level. Previously, he served as
President of Bauhaus USA, a division of La-Z-Boy, Inc., for six years after
joining the company in 2002 as Vice President of Operations. During his
10-year tenure at Bauhaus USA, Mr. Wiygul led the development of new strategic
partnerships and was responsible for meeting the company's sales and marketing
objectives. From 1996 to 2002, he was Vice President of Operations at Berkline
Corp. Mr. Wiygul also has held various senior management positions at Bassett
Furniture, Stratford Home Furniture and Washington Furniture.

"We are proud to welcome a professional of Al's caliber to lead AFM," said
Alan Offenberg, CEO of Compass Diversified Holdings and Chairman of American
Furniture. "Al brings to AFM significant experience in all aspects of the
furniture business, which will serve our Company well as we continue to
operate in a challenging market environment. We are confident his successful
track record and proven leadership will help advance AFM's mission to provide
customers with quality products that are made in the USA and ensure the
Company's long-term prosperity. In meeting these critical objectives, Al has
the full support of AFM's entire Board of Directors, current management team
and sales force."

Mr. Offenberg added, "We thank Mike for his numerous contributions and
exemplary service over the past eight years, and are pleased he will remain
available to consult with the Company through the end of the year to ensure a
smooth transition."

"I am excited to join AFM as the Company's new CEO," said Mr. Wiygul. "AFM has
a strong infrastructure in place combined with a flexible and cost-efficient
business model that provides the opportunity for attractive growth as market
conditions improve. I look forward to working closely with the entire team of
dedicated employees at AFM in order to build upon the Company's past
achievements and drive future success."

Mr. Wiygul, 65, is a current director for the Franklin Furniture Institute and
is a retired major of the Mississippi Army National Guard. He attended the
University of Mississippi and received a BS in Business Administration from
Southwest University.

About American Furniture Manufacturing
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Ecru, Mississippi, American Furniture is
a leading U.S. manufacturer of upholstered furniture with an exclusive focus
on the promotional segment of the furniture industry. The Company offers a
broad product line of stationary and motion furniture, including sofas,
loveseats, sectionals, recliners and complementary product, and is able to
ship any product in its line within 48 hours of receiving an order. For more
information, please visit the Company's website at

American Furniture is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:
CODI), an owner of leading middle market businesses. For more information on
CODI, please visit

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including
statements with regard to the future performance of the Company. Words such as
"believes," "expects," "projects," and "future" or similar expressions, are
intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future
results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some
of these factors are enumerated in the risk factor discussion in the Form 10-K
filed by CODI with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended
December 31, 2011 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. CODI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

SOURCE American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc.

Contact: The IGB Group, Leon Berman, +1-212-477-8438,;
Michael Cimini, +1-212-477-8261,
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