April 17, 2018

To the Teakwood Capital community:

We at Teakwood Capital are deeply saddened and shocked to report the unexpected death of Shawn Kelly yesterday. Our hearts are breaking for Shawn’s wife Roni and family as well as his large network of friends. There are more questions than answers for the family, and we are not aware of any funeral arrangements for Shawn. At the moment, the family has asked for privacy, but we all stand ready to support them.

During this period of time, I have been asked to assume the responsibilities for management of the Firm. Please know we are in communication with all of our partners, team members and affiliates as we move forward, but our total focus right now is to help, support and pray for everyone affected by this.

For fund financial information and administration business, your primary contacts are:

– Chad York, CFO (cyork@teakwoodcapital.com)
– Laura Kusching, VP Financial Operations (lkusching@teakwoodcapital.com)

Your primary contact other than me for referring questions about the transition is Jon Hustis (jhustis@teakwoodcapital.com).

Please know we are available to provide information to you. This is a difficult moment, but it’s especially hard for Shawn’s family to cope with this irreplaceable loss.

Best regards,
Ed Olkkola, Managing Director
Teakwood Capital
eolkkola@teakwoodcapital.com

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