[Context: On December 21, Orion Energy Partners announced the promotion of two new managing directors and two new vice presidents. Further details and related links are below.]


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Orion Energy Partners Announces Promotions; Chris Leary and Ethan Shoemaker to Managing Director and Tim Mister and Inés Tovo to Vice President

NEW YORK–December 21, 2017–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orion Energy Partners, L.P. (“Orion Energy”), a private equity firm providing creative capital solutions to middle market energy infrastructure businesses, is pleased to announce the promotions of Ethan Shoemaker and Chris Leary to Managing Director and Inés Tovo and Tim Mister to Vice President.

Mr. Shoemaker and Mr. Leary’s promotions are in recognition of their significant contributions to the firm since inception, in particular their leadership on Orion Energy’s investments in its portfolio companies.

“We are most pleased to announce the promotions of Ethan Shoemaker and Chris Leary,” said Nazar Massouh, CEO and Managing Partner. “Chris and Ethan have been instrumental in establishing Orion Energy as a valued capital partner to our management teams and business owners. We look forward to their continued contributions to the Firm as we construct, manage and realize a portfolio of attractive energy infrastructure investments.”

Mr. Shoemaker is an observer to the boards of directors of Tiger Rentals Group, Keystone Terminal Holdings, and American Natural Supply, and is also a member of Orion Energy’s ESG Committee. Prior to joining Orion Energy, Mr. Shoemaker was a Vice President in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Natural Resources Investment Banking Group, and before that a member of Goldman’s J. Aron Energy Commodities Group.

Mr. Leary is an observer to the boards of directors of Future Energy Solutions and Produced Water Transfer, and is also a member of the Orion Energy Valuation Committee. Prior to joining Orion Energy, Mr. Leary was a Vice President at Barclays Natural Resource Investments.

Orion Energy has also announced the promotions of Tim Mister and Inés Tovo to Vice President. Inés and Tim both joined Orion Energy in 2016, from Energy Capital Partners and Goldman’s Natural Resources Investment Banking Group, respectively. “Both Inés and Tim have played critical roles in our investment process and execution, especially during this period of elevated activity. We appreciate their creative and dedicated efforts in helping us to build our portfolio of investments in leading energy infrastructure companies,” added Mr. Massouh.

About Orion Energy Partners

Orion Energy Partners is a credit-oriented private equity firm with over $850 million of capital for investments. Orion Energy is focused on providing creative capital solutions to middle market energy infrastructure businesses across North America and select international markets with a focus on downstream, midstream, conventional electric power, renewable energy and storage, asset-heavy energy services and other energy subsectors. Its management has substantial experience leading successful energy companies and energy infrastructure investments.

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