Molpus Featured in Pensions & Investments Article

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In the January 11, 2010 edition of Pensions & Investments, Dick Molpus, president of The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, is featured concerning the growth of timberland investing in 2010 and the recent decrease in timberland pricing.

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Investors are trying to get into the asset class now because the timberland market, which had become fairly pricey between 2007 and 2009, is becoming more affordable.

In the January 11, 2010 edition of Pensions & Investments, Dick Molpus, president of The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, is featured concerning the growth of timberland investing in 2010 and the recent decrease in timberland pricing. In the article 'Investors Are Knocking on Wood,' Molpus states, "Investors are trying to get into the asset class now because the timberland market, which had become fairly pricey between 2007 and 2009, is becoming more affordable."

Molpus went on to say that, "We are seeing timberland prices drop 10% to 20%, and if it is bought carefully, it can lead to a respectable 8% to 10% return."

Pensions & Investments is an international publication that covers business and financial news, legislative reports, global investments, product development, technology, investment performance, executive changes, corporate governance and other topics crucial to the people who drive the world of professional money.

About the Molpus Woodlands Group LLC
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, was founded in 1996 as a Timber Investment Management Organization (TIMO). With its sister operating company, Molpus Timberlands Management, LLC (collectively, Molpus), operating since 1905, Molpus is one of the oldest timber-related companies in the nation, with experience in all facets of timber management, manufacturing, and marketing. Molpus is one of the few TIMOs that have all of its core businesses and forestry functions handled or supervised by in-house experts.

Molpus employs sixty-eight people in its fourteen offices located in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, and Oklahoma. Molpus acquires, manages, and sells timberland as an investment vehicle for pension funds, college endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and high net-worth individual investors. The company focuses on ensuring long-term optimum cash returns on investments while practicing responsible forest stewardship. For more information, visit Molpus Woodlands Group.

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