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									Tuff Shed has Completed a Financing Transaction with Hunting Dog Capital and St.
Cloud Capital in Deal Negotiated by W. G. Nielsen & Co.
DENVER, December 3, 2009 -- W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver,
announced that it assisted Tuff Shed, Inc., a Denver-based company, in successfully negotiating a financing
arrangement with Hunting Dog Capital, LLC, and St. Cloud Capital, LLC. Terms of the agreement were not

“We found terrific lenders in Hunting Dog Capital and St. Cloud Capital,” said Wayne Nielsen, President of W. G.
Nielsen & Co. “They have the culture and focus to allow Tuff Shed appropriate operating autonomy while
providing valuable resources for the Company.”

“Hunting Dog Capital and St. Cloud Capital have very similar cultures to Tuff Shed. We believe that operating
relationship between us will be strong and cooperative,” said Tom Saurey, Founder and President of Tuff Shed.
“W.G. Nielsen & Co. worked diligently to find outstanding lenders who understand our business. Wayne Nielsen
was instrumental in establishing the relationship and in negotiating the transaction with Hunting Dog Capital and St.
Cloud Capital.”

“We are excited about working with Tuff Shed,” said Todd Blankfort, Principal of Hunting Dog Capital. “Tom and
his team have built a phenomenal company that we believe will continue to grow and thrive. We hope our
partnership will help the company reach new levels of success.”

                  About Tuff Shed                                       About Hunting Dog Capital LLC
  Tuff Shed, Inc. is the largest manufacturer and              Hunting Dog Capital, LLC provides timely and
  installer of storage buildings and garages in the            innovative financing solutions to private and public
  United States. With 49 factories and more than 1,000         companies. Whether it is a bridge loan for an
  employees nationwide during peak season, Tuff Shed           acquisition or a senior note as an alternative to new
  services residential and commercial customers from           equity, as a principal investor, Hunting Dog Capital
  coast to coast.                                              acts quickly to provide the required capital when it
                                                               is most essential. To learn more about Hunting Dog
  Celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2009, Tuff Shed          Capital LLC, visit www.hdcap.com.
  was founded in 1981 on a simple premise. To provide
  its customers with a superior product, built by people                 About St. Cloud Capital LLC
  who care about what they do, and backed by a                 St. Cloud Capital is a Los Angeles-based private
  credible warranty. The visible difference in                 equity firm that provides growth capital to the
  engineering design, materials and workmanship has            lower middle market (companies with annual
  always set Tuff Shed apart from its competitors. To          revenues between $10 million and $100 million)
  learn more about Tuff Shed, Inc., visit                      throughout North America. St. Cloud invests in
  www.tuffshed.com.                                            companies across a wide range of industries in
                                                               every layer of the capital structure, including senior
                                                               secured debt, subordinated debt, and preferred and
                                                               common stock. St. Cloud's investment discipline
                                                               includes control and non-control investments, and
                                                               in each case involves partnering with a strong
                                                               existing management team or experienced industry
                                                               entrepreneur. For more information about St.
                                                               Cloud Capital, visit www.stcloudcapital.com.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.
W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell
side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the
dominant independently owned FINRA investment banking firm in the region offering clients innovative financing
solutions. The Company enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry
experience, and proven methodologies. Since the company’s inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen professionals have
completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For more information, please visit www.wgnielsen.com.

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