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Full title: Monthly Fee Statement. For the Month of November 2021. Objection Date is 12/24/2021. Filed by Michael J. Viscount Jr. on behalf of Fox Rothschild LLP. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Exhibit B) (Viscount, Michael)

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In connection with the DIP Financing Motion, defaults called by the DIP Lender, and the Debtor’s request for amendments, the Committee negotiated significant revisions to the DIP Order benefiting the unsecured creditor body, including reviewing and analyzing: o Debtor’s Motion for an Order Modifying the Final DIP Order, Bid Procedures and Bid Protections (D.I. 219) and an expedited basis and Order Granting Debtor’s Motion for an Order Modifying Bid Procedures and Bid Protections (D.I. 229); and o Granting Related Relief (D.I. 185) and related Debtor’s Expedited Motion to Seal (D.I. 187) and discussed at length with Debtor’s counsel, including: o US Trustee’s Objection (D.I. 237) to Expedited Motion to Seal (re D.I. 187) oGranting Related Relief (D.I. 261), on shortened time (D.I. 262 and 268)  Reviewed and analyzed Debtor’s adversary complaint(s) seeking lien avoidance of the Judgment liens and disallowance or determination of the underlying claims and related relief: o filed against Pyrotek, Inc. (Adv.; o filed by special counsel for the debtor against Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. (Adv Case 21-01473)  Prepared Stipulation by which the Debtor seeks to grant the Committee derivative standing by consent to pursue three (3) adversary complaints seeking lien avoidance of the Judgment liens and disallowance or determination of the underlying claims and related relief (D.I. 245); and o During the two weeks between the Auction and the Closing, was engaged continuously with professionals for the Debtor, the Purchaser and the DIP Lender in negotiation of the amendments to the APA, and other closing documents; assessment and negotiation of terms to resolve environmental remediation fee and penalty issues, resolution of issues regarding excluded assets, and terms for assessment, confirmation and payment of the DIP facility, real estate tax liens, MUA charges and various escrows, all to protect the interests of unsecured creditors on the funds remaining after payment of allowed secured claims.

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UNITED STATE BANKRUPTCY COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY FEE APPLICATION COVER SHEET FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 1, 2021 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2021 Debtor: Aluminum Shapes, L.L.C. Applicant: Fox Rothschild LLP Case No.: 21-16520 (JNP) Client: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Aluminum Shapes, L.L.C. Chapter: 11 Case August 15, 2021 Filed: SECTION 1 FEE SUMMARY Summary of Amounts Requested for the Period November 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021 (the “Third Statement Period”). Total Fees* $255,015.90 Total Disbursements + $5,626.82 Total Fees Plus Disbursements $260,642.72 Minus 20% Holdback (Fees) - $52,128.54 Amount Sought at this Time $208,514.18 FEES EXPENSES Total Previous Fee Requested: $522,679.50 $1,190.46 Total Fees Allowed to Date: $418,143.60 $1,190.46 Total Retainer (If Applicable): $0.00 N/A Total Holdback (If Applicable): $103,535.90 $0.00 Total Received by Applicant: $419,143.60 $1,190.46 * includes a voluntary reduction of $28,335.10 of Fees

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NAME OF PROFESSIONAL
& TITLE
YEAR
ADMITTED
(Or Years of
Professional
Service)
HOURS RATE FEE
Michael J. Viscount, Jr., Partner 1981 85.8 $780.00 $66,144.00
Martha B. Chovanes, Partner 1988 65.6 $755.00 $49,528.00
Joseph J. DiPasquale, Partner 1994 86.5 $850.00 $73,525.00
David Restaino, Partner 1990 2.5 $730.00 $1,825.00
Christopher L. Pizzo, Partner 2010 8.3 $620.00 $5,146.00
Robert F. Elgidely, Partner 1997 67.8 $580.00 $39,324.00
Eleanor Vaida Gerhards, Partner 2007 5.3 $530.00 $2,809.00
Michael R. Herz, Partner 2008 42.0 $510.00 $21,420.00
Joseph Caneco, Associate 2016 16.5 $440.00 $7,260.00
Stephanie Slater, Associate 2021 21.7 $335.00 $7,703.50
Robin I. Solomon, Paralegal n/a 2.8 $415.00 $1,162.00
Kathleen A. Senese, Paralegal n/a 14.3 $315.00 $4,504.50
Shavone Green, Paralegal n/a 12.0 $250.00 $3,000.00
$283,351.00
10% Voluntary Reduction of Fees1 None None None ($28,335.10)
TOTALS 431.1 None None None $255,015.90
1 Includes a 10% voluntary reduction of Fees 2

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SECTION II SUMMARY OF SERVICES
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Task Description Hours Total
A Asset Analysis and Recovery 18.9 $12,418.50
B Asset Disposition 124.6 $97,628.50
BB Budgeting (Case) 0.3 $234.00
C Business Operations 0.3 $221.00
CA Court Appearance 9.8 $7,890.50
D Case Administration 18.1 $9,055.00
DD2 Non-Working Travel Time 2.0 $780.00
E Claims Administration and Objections 4.6 $3,114.00
F Employee Benefits/Pensions 30.3 $15,854.50
G Fee/Employment Applications 21.2 $10,107.50
I Financing/Cash Collateral 1.3 $948.00
II Secured Creditor Lien Analysis 0.3 $255.00
J Litigation (Other than Avoidance Action Litigation) 132.4 $80,102.00
K Avoidance Action Litigation 20.7 $12,080.00
L Meetings and Communications with Creditors 20.0 $13,550.00
M Plan and Disclosure Statement 25.9 $18,772.50
R Business Analysis 0.4 $340.00
$283,351.00
10% Voluntary Reduction of Fees3 None None ($28,335.10)
TOTALS 431.1 None None $255,015.90
2 Reflects 50% rate reduction due to non-working travel time. 3 See Footnote 1. 3

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SECTION III SUMMARY OF DISBURSEMENTS
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Description Amount
Courtcall / Court Solutions (Court hearing attendance telephonically) $50.00
Court Filings, including pro hac fees $188.30
Court Reporter/Transcript $4,128.60
Deposition/Transcript $55.20
Photocopying
No. of Pages (3,206); Rate per Page $0.20
$641.20
Postage Charges $124.25
Postage Charges: Certified $119.44
Outside Vendor / Document Retrieval $44.70
Messenger / Federal Express $199.57
Westlaw, Research $75.56
DISBURSEMENTS TOTAL $5,626.82
SECTION IV CASE HISTORY (1) Date case filed: August 15, 2021 (the “Petition Date”) (2) Chapter under which case commenced: Chapter 11 (3) Date of Retention: September 2, 20214 If limit on number of hours or other limitations to retention, set forth: n/a (4) Summarize in brief the benefits to the estate and attach supplements as needed:5 These services include, but are not limited to the following: 4 The Retention Order (D.I. 140) is submitted herewith as Exhibit A. 5 The Invoice submitted hereto as Exhibit B includes detailed time entries summarizing the professional services rendered by Fox Rothschild LLP as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Aluminum Shapes, L.L.C. (“Committee”).

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 In connection with the ongoing efforts of the Debtor to market and sell its assets under the Bid Procedures approved by the Court, Fox presented recommendations and updates to the Committee and engaged extensively with other interested parties, including the Debtor, the DIP Lender and the Stalking Horse in connection with amendments to the following for the purpose of allowing for negotiation with a possible strategic purchaser: o Debtors’ Motion for (I) an Order (A) Approving the Bidding Procedures and Form of Asset Purchase Agreement for the Sale of Certain of the Debtor’s Assets including Approval of Provisions for Designation of a Stalking Horse and Bid Protections, (B) Establishing the Notice Procedures and Approving the Form and Manner of Notice Thereof, (C) Approving Procedures for the Assumption and Assignment of Certain Executory Contract s and Unexpired Leases, (D) Scheduling a Sale Hearing, (E) Granting Expedited Consideration; and (F) Granting Related Relief, And (II) an Order (A) Approving the Sale of the Debtor’s Business or Assets Free and Clear of All Liens, Claims, Encumbrances, and Other Interests, (B) Approving the Assumption and Assignment of Certain Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases Related Thereto, and (C) Granting Related Relief (D.I. 94, 134 (Corrected)) (“Bid Procedures, Sale Motion”);  In connection with the DIP Financing Motion, defaults called by the DIP Lender, and the Debtor’s request for amendments, the Committee negotiated significant revisions to the DIP Order benefiting the unsecured creditor body, including reviewing and analyzing: o Debtor’s Motion for an Order Modifying the Final DIP Order, Bid Procedures and Bid Protections (D.I. 219) and an expedited basis and Order Granting Debtor’s Motion for an Order Modifying Bid Procedures and Bid Protections (D.I. 229); and o Order Modifying Final Order Authorizing Debtor to, Among Other Things, Obtain Post-Petition Financing, (II) Granting Liens and Superpriority Claims, (III) Authorizing the Use of Cash Collateral, and (IV) Modifying the Automatic Stay (D.I. 230)  Reviewed and analyzed the Debtor’s pleadings with respect to retention of numerous professionals, and where appropriate, successfully negotiated modifications thereto, including: o Certification of Brett Wiltsey in Support of Application for Retention of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (D.I. 231); and o Order Granting Application to Employ Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (D.I. 236); 5

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o Amended Order Authorizing the Debtor to Retain and Employ Epiq Corporate Restructuring, LLC, as Administrative Advisors Pursuant to 11.U.S.C. Section 327 (D.I. 255);  Application for Retention of Kurtzman Steady, LLC, as Special Counsel to the Debtor (D.I. 256, 277 and 279).  Reviewed all other matters concerning administration of this chapter 11 case, including: o Debtor’s Motion to Extend Exclusivity Period for Filing a Chapter 11 Plan and Disclosure Statement (D.I. 290), to be heard on shortened time (D.I. 291 and 292); o Transfer of Claim Transfer Agreement 3001 (e) 2 Transferors: Youngstown Tool & Die Co., LLC To Hain Capital Investors Master Fund, LTD (D.I. 293); and o Transfer of Claim Transfer Agreement 3001 (e) 2 Transferors: Sportsfield Specialties Inc. (Claim No. 65, Amount $23,223.59) To ASM Capital X, LLC (D.I. 294)  Fox Rothschild prepared and efiled its second monthly fee application pursuant to the Admin Procedures Order and processed the monthly fee statement of Committee’s financial advisor, Berkeley Research Group, LLC (“FA”) (D.I. 289) and also: o Prepared and efiled a certificate of no objection for the first monthly fee statements of both Fox Rothschild LLP and the FA.  On behalf of the Committee, Fox Rothschild reviewed and analyzed the second monthly fee statements filed by Debtor’s professionals.  Fox Rothschild conducted regular meetings and regularly provided email communications with the Committee to strategize and apprise the Committee of all developments in the case. Prepared agendas for Committee meetings and minutes of Committee meetings.  Continued review and analysis of Debtor’s assets, including potential causes of action and non-litigation recoveries, to assess potential sources of value for the estate.  Reviewed Debtor’s Chapter 11 Monthly Operating Report for the Month Ending 10/31/2021 (D.I. 283)  Further investigated the validity, extent and priority of asserted prepetition liens against the Debtor’s property. 6

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 Continued review and analysis regarding Debtor’s Expedited Motion for Entry of an Order (I) Approving Debtor’s Key Employee Retention Plan, (II) Approving Debtor’s Key Employee Incentive Plan, and (III) Granting Related Relief (D.I. 185) and related Debtor’s Expedited Motion to Seal (D.I. 187) and discussed at length with Debtor’s counsel, including: o US Trustee’s Objection (D.I. 237) to Expedited Motion to Seal (re D.I. 187) o US Trustee’s Objection (D.I. 238) to Expedited Motion for Entry of an Order (I) Approving Debtors Key Employee Retention Plan, (II) Approving Debtors Key Employee Incentive Plan, and (III) Granting Related Relief (re D.I. 185); and o Committee’s Motion for Entry of an Order under 11 U.S.C Section 107(b), Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9018 and D.N.J. LBR 9018-1 Authorizing Efiling Under Seal the Limited Objection and Reservation of Rights of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to Debtors’ Expedited Motion for Entry of An Order (I) Approving the Debtor’s Key Employee Retention Plan, (II) Approving Debtor’s Key Employee Incentive Plan, and (III) Granting Related Relief (D.I. 261), on shortened time (D.I. 262 and 268)  Reviewed and analyzed Debtor’s adversary complaint(s) seeking lien avoidance of the Judgment liens and disallowance or determination of the underlying claims and related relief: o filed against Pyrotek, Inc. (Adv. Case 21-01464); o filed against Talen Energy Marketing, LLC (Adv. Case 21-01465); o filed against IFM Efector Inc. (Adv. Case 21-01466); o filed against Direct Energy Business, LLC, Direct Energy Business Marketing LLC (Adv. Case 221-01467); o filed by special counsel for the debtor against UGI Energy Services, LLC (Adv. Case 21-01472); o filed by special counsel for the debtor against Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. (Adv Case 21-01473)  Prepared Stipulation by which the Debtor seeks to grant the Committee derivative standing by consent to pursue three (3) adversary complaints seeking lien avoidance of the Judgment liens and disallowance or determination of the underlying claims and related relief (D.I. 245); and o Order Approving Stipulation Granting the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors Derivative Standing (D.I. 280).  Prepared and filed adversary complaints on behalf of the Committee against additional entities to determine validity, priority or extent of lien or other 7

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interest in property: o filed against Euler Hermes North America Insurance Co, subrogee of Northeast Metal Traders, Inc. (Adv. Case 21-01469); o filed against Combined Metal Industries, Inc. (Adv. Case 21-01470)  Prepared and filed an adversary complaint against Tiger Finance, LLC (D.I. 221) (Adv. Case 21-01458) seeking to avoid Tiger Finance’s New Lien impacting Debtor’s Property and processed to completion, case closed 11/24/2021.  Actively involved, with the Debtor and its professionals, in the assessment of ongoing environmental remediation activities at the property of the Debtor and adjacent property sold by the Debtor pre-petition.  Actively involved with Debtor’s professionals in the ongoing efforts to market and sell the assets and business of the Debtor, including review and negotiation of a letter of intent and various escrow agreements with a potential strategic purchaser leading to a transaction that was terminated before the auction under the Bid Procedures.  Fully engaged with the professionals for the Debtor, the DIP Lender and Qualified Bidders before, during and after the auction on November 10, 2021 (the “Auction”) which generated and combined offer of $32 million for real estate. machinery and equipment assets from the Purchaser which ultimately closed on November 24, 2021 (the “Closing”).  During the two weeks between the Auction and the Closing, was engaged continuously with professionals for the Debtor, the Purchaser and the DIP Lender in negotiation of the amendments to the APA, and other closing documents; assessment and negotiation of terms to resolve environmental remediation fee and penalty issues, resolution of issues regarding excluded assets, and terms for assessment, confirmation and payment of the DIP facility, real estate tax liens, MUA charges and various escrows, all to protect the interests of unsecured creditors on the funds remaining after payment of allowed secured claims.  Prepared initial drafts of a plan and a disclosure statement for consideration by Debtor’s counsel.  Rendered all other services as set forth on the invoices attached hereto. 8

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(5) Anticipated Distribution to Creditors: Administration Expenses: 100% Secured Creditors: 100% Priority Creditors: 100% General Unsecured Creditors: Undetermined at this time. (6) Final Disposition of Case and Percentage of Dividend Paid to Creditors (if applicable): Final disposition of case and dividend are undetermined at this time. I certify under penalty of perjury that the above is true. Date: December 10, 2021 /s/ Michael J. Viscount, Jr. Michael J. Viscount, Jr. 9

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