New Member of The PBE Group Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Beeler to The PBE Group Board of Directors.

Mr. Beeler worked with Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) for 31 years in numerous locations globally, including Perth, Sydney, Geneva and Singapore. He was primarily involved in sales and marketing, with a particular focus on helping Caterpillar dealers improve their businesses. For the last 6 years at Caterpillar, Mr. Beeler served as a Vice President at Caterpillar, most recently the Vice President of Marketing and Product Support. For 4.5 years Mr. Beeler was in Singapore and responsible for all of the Prime Product and Product Support sales for all of the Asia Pacific (Korea, China, SE Asia, India, Australia, and New Zealand). As a member of the Caterpillar Strategic Planning Committee, Mr. Beeler was particularly involved with corporate strategy development and implementation for the company.

Mr. Beeler also holds the position of Vice Chairman of Basin Rentals, a company focused on building an asset rental business for the oil and gas industry globally.

Mr. Beeler's appointment to The PBE Group Board of Directors is an exciting development for the Group, and adds another accomplished individual to the Board who shares PBE’s passion for mining and mining safety. Mr. Beeler will not only hold a board position, but will also assist the global group on improving sales, service and distributor growth.

The PBE Group (formerly Pyott-Boone Electronics), founded over 40 years ago, is the industry leader for mine safety and productivity systems. The company provides safety, communications, monitoring and control systems to mines and tunnels around the world. With offices in 7 countries and strong partners in over 30 other countries, PBE is not only the only true single source integrated solution for mine safety and productivity systems, but is the only company able to provide timely service and engineering support globally. PBE's products and systems are sophisticated and reliable, with a demonstrated track record of ensuring safer and more productive mines.