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— SENTRY FINANCIAL

Furthering Accessibility to Healthy Food

In Sentry Pantry & Dining, our vision is to be a premier value-add investor in the healthy fast casual restaurant market and, on an opportunistic basis, in the healthy food manufacturing market; our mission is to make investments in small and/or early stage healthy-oriented food companies and to provide services and capital to facilitate their growth.

— DIVISION OVERVIEW

In 2015, we made an investment in the healthy food manufacturer industry. Better Body Foods was conceived by Steve Richards, an entrepreneurial lawyer who foresaw the market opportunity and, at the same time, desired to build a company that provided healthy food to our communities. Better Body Foods began as a single product company (agave) and has since expanded its product line to over 20 products, including PB Fit (peanut butter powder), LIVfit Superfood (blends, plant protein, smoothies, cacao powder, baobab powder), coconut products (oil, flour, vinegar, and sugar), and cooking oils (avocado, omega-3, and chia seed). The company sources its products from countries across the world and sells to large warehouse clubs, grocery stores, and health food stores.In 2016, we made an investment in the healthy food restaurant industry, now our primary focus. Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen is the brainchild of Thomas and Kammie Kreitlow and opened in downtown Salt Lake City in September 2015. The key to Pulp’s success is its healthy and delicious menu served up with great customer service. From bowls, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, to smoothies and cold-pressed juices, Pulp offers a fusion smorgasbord for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—for vegetarians and omnivores alike.

— OUR portfolio

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Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen

Established in 2015, PulpLifestyle Kitchen is a healthy fast-casual restaurant with three locations: Downtown Salt Lake City (49 East Gallivan Avenue); near Liberty Park (439 East 900 South); and near the Rio Tinto Soccer Stadium (9645 South State). Pulp serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and has an extensive menu, including bowls, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and cold-pressed juices, snacks, and desserts.

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Better Body Foods

Better Body Foods, founded by Steve Richards, is a health food manufacturing company with multiple lines of packaged goods sold in retailers across the world.

— OUR Approach

Sentry Pantry & Dining works closely with the founders and CEOs of our portfolio companies to provide strategic planning, research & analysis, legal, accounting, and other services (in addition to capital) to facilitate their revenue and profitability growth and to expand locally, regionally, and nationally.

We focus primarily on early stage companies (typically not startups) which can benefit from capital, but also from services and counsel designed to facilitate growth and avoid many of the challenges that emerging growth companies typically encounter.

We focus primarily on the restaurant segment of the healthy food market because (i) there are fewer barriers to entry than most other segments, e.g., grocery stores, (ii) less capital is required, and (iii) there is significant scalability. In addition, restaurants can be gathering places for communities where people can be nourished both physically and emotionally.

We focus primarily on the restaurant segment of the healthy food market because (i) there are fewer barriers to entry than most other segments, e.g., grocery stores, (ii) less capital is required, and (iii) there is significant scalability. In addition, restaurants can be gathering places for communities where people can be nourished both physically and emotionally.

— OUR TEAM

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Andrew Bebbington

President, Structured Transactions

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Johnny Bebbington

Investment Analyst

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Jonathan M. Ruga

Chief Executive Officer

President, Pantry & Dining

— FAQ

Will Sentry Invest in My Restaurant?

Pantry & Dining is a relatively new division. We are in the process of refining our specific investment criteria and defining how we can best add value to our portfolio companies. We are utilizing our existing portfolio companies to accomplish those tasks. Until that process has been completed, we are not actively seeking new investments.

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Forging A Better Future