THE HILLMAN GROUP, INC.
THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this “ Agreement ”) is made as of April 21, 2010, by and between The Hillman
Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), and Ali Fartaj (“ Executive ”).
WHEREAS, upon the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “
Merger Agreement ”), dated as of April 21, 2010, by and among The Hillman Companies, Inc., a Delaware corporation and the
indirect parent of the Company (“ Hillman ”), OHCP HM Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “ Purchaser ”), and
certain other parties thereto, the Purchaser shall acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Hillman in a
reverse subsidiary merger pursuant to which Hillman shall be the surviving corporation (the “ Merger ”); and
WHEREAS, in connection with and subject to the consummation of the Merger, the Company desires to enter into
this Agreement with Executive pursuant to which the Company will employ Executive as its Senior Vice President Operations on
the terms set forth in this Agreement, and following the consummation of the Merger Executive is willing to serve the Company
in such capacity for the period and upon such terms and conditions of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Employment . The Company shall employ Executive, and Executive hereby accepts employment with the
Company, upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement for the period beginning on the consummation of the
Merger (the date of such consummation, the “ Effective Date ”) and ending as provided in Section 4(a) hereof (the “
Employment Period ”). This Agreement shall automatically terminate without any action on the part of any Person and be void
ab initio if the Merger Agreement is terminated in accordanc