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November 07, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of John Thorndike as a Managing Director in the Utility Sector

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of John Thorndike as a Managing Director in the Utility Sector

New York, November 07, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of John Thorndike as a Managing Director in the Utility sector where he will focus on major power company clients.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “The power sector is intensely relationship-driven and no banker on Wall Street has longer or better relationships than John who worked on his first utility deal in 1972. His relationships combined with the innovative and independent advice upon which we pride ourselves will allow us to provide unique value to our power clients.”

Mr. Thorndike joins Moelis & Company from Credit Suisse where he has been Managing Director and Senior Advisor for the past five years.  Before Credit Suisse, Mr. Thorndike worked for Merrill Lynch from 1984-2007 and with Morgan Stanley from 1971-1984. He has originated a number of marquee deals during his career for companies including TXU Energy, Next Era Energy, New England Electric System, Allegheny Energy, WPH Holdings, Delmarva Power & Light, PPL Corporation, Merrill Lynch & Co, Great Plains Energy, Pepco Holdings, and Exelon Corporation.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Most Innovative Boutique of the Year by The Banker for 2011 and in 2010 and Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney in 2010, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With more than 570 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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October 31, 2011

Group develops proposed amended structure for ABCP MAV2 Notes to allow for redemptions

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Group develops proposed amended structure for ABCP MAV2 Notes to allow for redemptions

Toronto, October 31, 2011

A group of institutional noteholders (the “Group”), for which Moelis & Company LLC (“Moelis”) is acting as primary financial advisor, has developed  proposed amendments to the structure governing MAV2 notes issued as part of the 2009 restructuring of the market for third party Asset Backed Commercial Paper (“ABCP”) in Canada.

The amended structure would allow for optional early redemptions of the Notes and monetization of the vehicle’s net asset value through periodic pro rata unwinds of the vehicle swaps, collateral, funding facilities and notes.

Under the ABCP restructuring, sanctioned by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and approved by institutional noteholders in 2008, affected ABCP notes were exchanged for long term floating rate notes designed to generally match the maturities of the underlying assets. Assets were cross-collateralized and distributed into new trusts called Master Asset Vehicles (MAVs). MAV2 notes comprised synthetic and traditional assets that were backed with margin call support to enhance the stability of the pooled assets.

The amended structure has been designed to be a fair and transparent mechanism that would provide noteholders with the option of redeeming MAV2 Notes for cash and/or underlying collateral, without adversely affecting the rights or value of holdings of noteholders who wish to hold notes to maturity.

The Group believes that the amended structure is in the best interest of all noteholders as it would create an additional, optional mechanism through which all noteholders can access liquidity.

In developing the amended structure, Moelis has been in active discussions with various stakeholders, including Canadian and U.S. institutional noteholders, representatives of the Asset Providers and Lenders, as well as a number of other relevant transaction participants and service providers.  Moelis has been working with the Group’s legal counsel to develop detailed documentation regarding the proposed amendment.

As the process of implementing the amended structure continues, Moelis would like to speak with other institutional noteholders to gather feedback and input.  For further information, please feel free to contact Moelis & Company LLC at 212-883-3518 ormav2@moelis.com.

Implementing the amended structure requires the consent of various stakeholders.  The Group and Moelis make no assurances regarding the probability of success of the amended structure, and efforts on the amended structure may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.

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October 12, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Scott DeGhetto as a Managing Director in the Power, Utility and Renewable Energy Sectors

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Scott DeGhetto as a Managing Director in the Power, Utility and Renewable Energy Sectors

New York, October 12, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Scott DeGhetto as a Managing Director, based in Houston, in the Power, Utility and Renewable Energy sectors where he has more than 20 years of experience.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “The power sector in particular is active with ongoing consolidation and rationalization so there is increasing need for the innovative and independent advice that we are known for at Moelis & Company. Over the course of his career, Scott has advised some of the most important clients in the sector on critical strategic matters, including numerous mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.  Our clients will benefit significantly from his wealth of experience and deep relationships within the industry.”

Mr. DeGhetto joins Moelis & Company from Credit Suisse where he was Co-Head of the Power & Renewable Energy Group.  Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. DeGhetto worked at JP Morgan where he was a Managing Director in the Power and Pipeline Group within the Investment Bank.  Previously, he spent more than seven years as a Managing Director in the Global Utilities Group at UBS.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Most Innovative Boutique of the Year by The Banker for 2011 and in 2010 and Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney in 2010, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With more than 570 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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October 10, 2011

Moelis & Company Honoured at The Banker’s Annual Awards Ceremony

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Moelis & Company Honoured at The Banker’s Annual Awards Ceremony

London, October 10, 2011

Moelis & Company today announced that it has won Most Innovative Boutique of the Year and Most Innovative Bank for Asset & Liability Management at The Banker’s annual Investment Banking Awards 2011.  This marks the second consecutive year Moelis & Company has won the award for Most Innovative Boutique.

The firm received the industry recognition as a result of a strong year including continued expansion across geographies and industry sectors. It is also recognition of the firm’s role in advising on a series of high profile global transactions across its integrated platform of advisory services, incorporating Mergers & Acquisitions, Recapitalisation & Restructuring, Capital Markets and Risk Advisory.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “When we founded Moelis & Company in 2007 it was with the firm belief that we could do things a better way: with innovation, sound judgment and integrity. These awards are a tremendous endorsement of this strategy, of the team we’ve built globally, and they recognise the strength of the independent advisory model.”

Remarking on Moelis & Company’s Most Innovative Boutique award win, the panel of judges said, “Boutique investment banks have flourished in the past four years as their blend of independent advisory services has appealed to a growing number of clients in the wake of the financial crisis. None more so than Moelis & Co. So successfully has Moelis ridden this wave that it becomes ever more difficult to call the firm a boutique at all.”

For the Asset and Liability Management award, the panel said, “Asset and liability management crosses investment banking disciplines. For this reason, the vision pursued by Moelis & Co since its creation has proven ideally suited to advising ALM clients.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With over 570 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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October 06, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Steven Meehan as a Managing Director in the Healthcare Sector

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Steven Meehan as a Managing Director in the Healthcare Sector

New York, October 06, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Steven Meehan as a Managing Director in Healthcare Investment Banking. Based in New York, Mr. Meehan will provide strategic advice to global healthcare clients.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Given the rapidly changing regulatory environment and the aging population, healthcare will be among the most active industry sectors for the foreseeable future. Our clients will be well served by Steven’s almost two decades of healthcare investment banking experience.”

Mr. Meehan joins Moelis & Company from UBS Investment Bank where he was most recently CEO of UBS Russia and CIS across all businesses including securities, investment banking and wealth management. He was also a member of the UBS Group Europe, Middle East, Africa Management Committee. He joined the bank in 1999 as part of the team that formed the Global Healthcare Group as Head of Life Sciences. During his investment banking career he has held senior roles at Salomon Smith Barney, NatWest Securities and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Mr. Moelis added, “Steven’s appointment builds on our existing healthcare coverage further ensuring that we are providing clients with world-class independent advice and solutions in this important sector.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With more than 570 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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October 03, 2011

Moelis & Company hires David Cheyne as Vice Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Investment Banking

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Moelis & Company hires David Cheyne as Vice Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Investment Banking

London, October 03, 2011

Moelis & Company today announced that David Cheyne has joined the firm as a Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking, based in London, to enhance senior client relationships, facilitate new business introductions, and provide technical leadership and counsel on deal execution.

Mr. Cheyne, who joins from Linklaters where he served as the firm’s Senior Partner, was previously Global Head of the firm’s Corporate Department from 2000 to 2005 and was then elected Senior Partner in 2006, for a five year term.

Mark Aedy, Head of EMEA Investment Banking for Moelis & Company, said: “With nearly four decades of experience and as one of Europe’s most experienced M&A practitioners, David is a significant addition to our team.  His experience on some of the largest global transactions in recent times, combined with his extensive corporate and government relationships, will broaden and deepen our advisory franchise. He will play a pivotal role in the future growth of our firm.”

Throughout his career at Linklaters, Mr. Cheyne played a central role in a wide range of corporate transactions, incorporating M&A deals, joint ventures, flotations and general corporate finance work. Significant transactions he has advised on include BP’s acquisition of Amoco, Vodafone’s acquisition of AirTouch and Mannesmann and Billiton’s dual listed merger with BHP.  For more than 10 years Mr. Cheyne has jointly ranked as the UK’s highest-rated M&A lawyer according to the Chambers UK Directory. In September 2011 he was awarded City A.M.’s Lawyer of the Year award.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, added: “We are building an exceptional global advisory practice comprising the industry’s highest-calibre, relationship-focused executives. David is one of the most experienced and respected M&A lawyers in Europe and we are privileged to have him join our firm. David has the opportunity to blend his vast capabilities in the legal and banking industries to provide the highest quality strategic advice for the firm and our clients.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With over 570 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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August 11, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Kent Savagian as a Managing Director

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Kent Savagian as a Managing Director

Los Angeles, August 11, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-based independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Kent Savagian as a Managing Director based in Los Angeles. He will provide strategic advice to clients located on the West Coast.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said: “I worked with Kent over 20 years ago and value the industry expertise he has obtained, the client relationships he has developed along with his sounds judgment that will benefit our clients. I look forward to working with him again.”

Mr. Savagian joins Moelis & Company after a 16 year career at Credit Suisse where he was most recently a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division. He was previously a Partner in the Media & Telecom Group at Credit Suisse and headed the firm’s Los Angeles office. He began his career at DLJ in Los Angeles.

Mr. Moelis added: “While he will continue to cover media and telecom, Kent’s focus will broaden to other sectors where he has experience including industrials and retail/consumer. As we continue to broaden our industry coverage, he will play an important role in our expanding global team focused on providing clients with world-class independent advice and solutions.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With over 550 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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July 25, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Gregg Polle as a Managing Director to provide strategic advice to clients globally

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Gregg Polle as a Managing Director to provide strategic advice to clients globally

New York, July 25, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Gregg Polle as Managing Director responsible for providing strategic advice to clients globally across industries. A leading mergers & acquisitions banker with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Polle will be based in New York.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Gregg’s appointment builds on our expertise as clients increasingly look for uncompromised and strategic advice across global markets. Having a veteran banker of Gregg’s experience at the Firm enables us to provide clients with the international perspectives they need to plan strategically for their business growth.”

In the past three years, Mr. Polle has been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures having previously worked at Citi and its predecessors, Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney, between 1983 and 2008. At Citi, he held a number of senior roles during his career including Co-head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Head of the Global Industrials Group.  He was based in Tokyo as Head of the Asian Mergers & Acquisitions Group between 1987 and 1993.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With 550 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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July 14, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Yorick Van Slingelandt as a Managing Director in Dubai

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Yorick Van Slingelandt as a Managing Director in Dubai

New York and Dubai, July 14, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Yorick Van Slingelandt as a Managing Director, based in Dubai. A leading corporate financier, Mr. Slingelandt will be Co-head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Investment Banking with Augusto Sasso, and will be jointly responsible for building out the firm’s financial advisory and capital raising services across MENA markets. He joins the firm in October, 2011.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Yorick’s appointment reinforces our efforts to be the most trusted independent advisor for clients in the region, and beyond, delivering access into strategic markets. Through his experience, and through the team in the region, we will continue to offer clients the uncompromised advice that they have come to expect from us.”

Mr. Van Slingelandt joins Moelis & Company after 15 years with JP Morgan in London, Hong Kong and Dubai. His most recent role was as Head of Corporate Finance for Middle East & North Africa, where his remit included M&A and capital markets origination across the region. Mr. Van Slingelandt’s sector expertise includes telecommunications, aerospace and defence, transport and industrials.

“We announced our expansion into the Middle East earlier this year and the addition of Yorick to the team further strengthens our geographic footprint and commitment across the MENA region,” said Mark Aedy, Head of EMEA Investment Banking at Moelis & Company. “Yorick brings a depth of relationships and experience, at the most senior level, which will allow us to further build our MENA regional access for clients.”

Mr. Sasso added, “Moelis & Company has a proven track record in MENA, most recently advising the Government of Dubai with regards to the restructuring of Dubai World, which successfully closed in June of this year. I am looking forward to working with Yorick to build on the considerable strengths we already have in the region.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With approximately 500 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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June 28, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces Appointment of Five Senior Directors to Form a Global Advisory Board

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Moelis & Company Announces Appointment of Five Senior Directors to Form a Global Advisory Board

Senior Directors include international industry leaders and former government representatives: Charlene Barshefsky, Kwon Ping Ho, Michael Marks, Sidney Taurel, Hubert Védrine.

New York and London, June 28, 2011

As part of its continued international expansion, Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of five Senior Directors who bring global financial, government and economic experience to the firm and will provide senior counsel and strategic advice on industry issues particularly across international financial markets.

Under the Chairmanship of Lord Mervyn Davies, Baron Davies of Abersoch, CBE, former Chairman and CEO of Standard Chartered PLC and Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Small Business for the United Kingdom, the Senior Directors will collectively form the firm’s Global Advisory Board.

Lord Davies, who joined the firm last year and who is also Special Advisor to Ken Moelis, CEO of Moelis & Company, will be joined on the Global Advisory Board by:

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky – Former United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, U.S. Government, currently Senior International Partner at WilmerHale;

Kwon Ping Ho – Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Group, Singapore, and Chairman of the Wah Chang Group;

Michael Marks – Founding Partner of Riverwood Capital, former Chairman and CEO of Flextronics, and former Senior Advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co;

Sidney Taurel – Former Chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, and currently Senior Advisor at Capital Royalty LLP, a private equity firm investing in intellectual property in the biopharmaceutical industry; and

Hubert Védrine – Founding Partner of Hubert Védrine Conseil, and Chairman of the Institut François Mitterrand. Between 1997 and 2002 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs in Lionel Jospin’s cabinet, and between 1981 and 1995 he was Foreign Affairs Advisor, then Chief of Staff, of French President François Mitterrand.

“Clients expect the highest quality strategic advice as they plan for the future success of their companies. Advice needs to be innovative and current with global economic and political issues, and provide companies with the strategy they need to outpace their competition,” said Ken Moelis. “Between our world-class team and our new Global Advisory Board members, Moelis & Company will continue to provide the uncompromised strategic advice that clients are looking for.”

“In today’s markets, there are many opportunities for independent financial advisory firms.  The members of the Global Advisory Board will help Moelis & Company capitalize on these opportunities by enhancing our relationships with key global corporate clients, institutions and governments who have come to expect uncompromised advisory services from us,” said Lord Davies.

These appointments are part of Moelis & Company’s continued international expansion since it opened four years ago. The company recently announced its expansion in Asia through the acquisition of Asia Pacific Advisers, an independent, financial advisory firm in Hong Kong, and in the Middle East through the opening of an office in Dubai. Moelis & Company continues to grow through its businesses in the United States, Europe and Australia.

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June 21, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Liam Beere as a Managing Director based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Liam Beere as a Managing Director based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region

London, June 21, 2011

Moelis & Company today announced the appointment of Liam Beere as a Managing Director based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. A leading mergers & acquisitions practitioner across industries, Mr. Beere will be responsible for deal origination and providing strategic advice to clients globally. He joins the company on 19 September and will be based in London.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Liam’s appointment will significantly enhance our ability to provide clients with the world class independent advice and solutions they need to remain competitive in today’s complex business environment. Our focus remains on our clients and on providing them with high quality uncompromised advice.”

Mr. Beere joins Moelis & Company after a 19 year career at UBS Investment Bank, where he was most recently Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, having joined SG Warburg in 1992. He has advised on an extensive list of deals with clients including Capital Shopping Centres, Amcor, Lloyds Banking Group, St. Gobain, Danaher, Scottish and Newcastle, General Electric, SEGRO, Barratt, Bayer, Apax,  EQT and Warburg Pincus.

Mark Aedy, Head of EMEA Investment Banking for Moelis & Company, said, “We are delighted to have attracted a banker of Liam’s calibre and pedigree to Moelis & Company. He will be a critical partner to our existing industry and regional bankers in identifying and structuring merger and acquisition opportunities and broadening our strategic advice in the corporate and government markets where he has extensive relationships.”

He added, “Liam’s hire is strategic and part of our global expansion plans to hire best-in-class talent to widen our industry coverage and geographic reach.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments.  With approximately 500 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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May 23, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Anthony Rokovich as Managing Director in the Real Estate Sector

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Anthony Rokovich as Managing Director in the Real Estate Sector

New York, May 23, 2011

Moelis & Company today announced the appointment of Anthony Rokovich as a Managing Director in real estate investment banking. Based in New York, Mr. Rokovich will provide strategic advice to real estate clients. He starts with the company on August 1st.

Mr. Rokovich joins from UBS where he was a Managing Director in the Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group working on strategic and financing transactions in the mall, strip mall, outlet, multifamily and healthcare sectors. He previously worked at Merrill Lynch in Real Estate Investment Banking.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “The real estate sector is an important one for Moelis & Company. As we continue to broaden our industry coverage, Anthony will play a key role in our expanding team which is part of a leading global investment bank focused on providing world-class independent advice and solutions.”

He added, “Anthony’s hire helps us build on the momentum we have created in the real estate sector. As the property markets rebound, we anticipate elevated levels of strategic and recapitalization activity.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments. With approximately 500 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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April 19, 2011

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointement of Patrick Loftus-Hills as a Managing Director in Global Metals & Mining

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointement of Patrick Loftus-Hills as a Managing Director in Global Metals & Mining

Hong Kong and New York, April 19, 2011

Moelis & Company today announced the appointment of Patrick Loftus-Hills as a Managing Director in metals and mining. He will provide strategic advice to clients globally working alongside metals and mining sector bankers, Mark Henkels, Managing Director, and Mark Aedy, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Investment Banking, who covers the sectors as part of his wider responsibilities.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said: “We have seen considerable growth in cross border metals and mining M&A activity over the past 10 years as the industry has consolidated and rationalized. Patrick has been at the forefront of that consolidation and rationalization providing strategic advice and raising capital for almost every major global mining company. His significant experience and deep relationships in the metals and mining industry, and experience working in the major mining finance centers of the world, will provide clients with global knowledge and perspectives.”

Mr. Loftus-Hills joins Moelis & Company from UBS where he worked for 11 years most recently as Joint Head of the Asian Industrials Group and Head of Natural Resources, based in Hong Kong. He was previously responsible for Mining in the Americas while based in New York and worked in the mining team at UBS in Australia. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Loftus-Hills worked with Macquarie Bank and at BHP Billiton.

Mr. Moelis added: “Patrick’s appointment will significantly enhance Moelis & Company’s global competitiveness as a key strategic advisor in an area that is important to our key clients. As we continue to broaden our industry coverage, he will play an important role in our expanding global team focused on providing clients with world-class independent advice and solutions.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments. With over 480 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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April 14, 2011

Moelis & Company Completes Acquisition of Hong Kong-Based Asia Pacific Advisers

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Moelis & Company Completes Acquisition of Hong Kong-Based Asia Pacific Advisers

New York and Hong Kong, April 14, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered independent investment bank, today announced the closing of its acquisition of Asia Pacific Advisers (“APA”), an independent financial advisory firm based in Hong Kong. The acquisition of APA enhances Moelis & Company’s global footprint and further strengthens its Asia Pacific capabilities, adding an established team in Hong Kong to complement the firm’s growing business in Asia Pacific. The acquisition was first announced in January 2011.

Speaking in Hong Kong today, Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said: “Expanding our presence into Asia is a strategic priority for Moelis & Company so we are delighted to close this transaction and partner with such a talented team. Moelis & Company will provide clients in Asia with extensive knowledge and advice about local markets and, at the same time, provide clients in markets outside Asia with strategic counsel about the region.”

Founded by Chief Executive Officer Richard Orders, and shortly thereafter joined by Bert Grisel as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, APA provides high quality, independent advice to leading corporations, institutions and professional investors in the Asia Pacific region. APA’s capabilities include a comprehensive range of advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets advisory and restructuring. Since its inception in early 2009, APA has advised on many notable transactions in Asia Pacific, including serving as Joint Financial Advisor to Swire Pacific on the mandatory general offer for HAECO, which valued HAECO at US$2.2 billion, and advising on corporate governance terms between GOME and the founding shareholders of GOME. APA continues to have a growing pipeline of current business with corporates and private equity firms across Asia.

Mark Aedy, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Investment Banking for Moelis & Company, said: “As a leading global investment bank, it is critical for Moelis & Company to have a strong presence in Asia. More than ever, clients are seeking global knowledge and perspectives, and being in Hong Kong significantly enhances our ability to deliver that information to them.”

Mr. Orders said, “Working as one cohesive team in Asia will allow us to grow the business and provide our clients with the strategic counsel and uncompromised advice that they are looking for in today’s demanding markets. In particular, we see significant opportunity for advising on capital markets matters and on cross border transactions between companies in Asia and in the other regions where we conduct business.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments. With over 480 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

Notes to Editors
Mr. Orders has over 20 years of experience in advising corporate clients across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to founding APA, he was a Managing Director in the combined RBS/ABN AMRO group in Asia Pacific and before that was Vice Chairman and Head of Global Clients Asia Pacific for ABN AMRO, where he worked since 1996. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Mr. Orders was a Managing Director and Head of Barings Investment Banking in Asia. He has also worked for Barings in other roles within corporate finance and debt capital markets based in Australia and London. Over the course of his career, Mr. Orders has advised on many of the landmark transactions in Asia.

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January 27, 2011

Moelis & Company Expands to Asia; Acquires Hong Kong-Based Asia Pacific Advisers

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Moelis & Company Expands to Asia; Acquires Hong Kong-Based Asia Pacific Advisers

New York and Hong Kong, January 27, 2011

Moelis & Company, the New York-headquartered independent investment bank, today announced its plans to expand into Asia with the acquisition of Asia Pacific Advisers (“APA”), an independent financial advisory firm based in Hong Kong. The acquisition of APA enhances Moelis & Company’s global presence and further strengthens its Asia Pacific capabilities, adding an established team in Hong Kong to complement the firm’s growing business in Asia Pacific. Closing of the transaction is expected in April 2011 and is subject to approval by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Founded by Chief Executive Officer Richard Orders, and shortly thereafter joined by Bert Grisel as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, APA provides high-quality, independent advice to leading corporations, institutions and professional investors in the Asia Pacific region. APA’s capabilities include a comprehensive range of advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets advisory and restructuring. Since its inception in early 2009, APA has advised on many notable transactions in Asia Pacific, including serving as Joint Financial Advisor to Swire Pacific on the mandatory general offer for HAECO, which valued HAECO at US$2.2 billion, and advising on corporate governance terms between GOME and the founding shareholders of GOME. APA continues to have a growing pipeline of current business with corporates and private equity firms across Asia.

“Building our presence in Asia is a strategic priority for our firm and demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering global knowledge and capabilities to our clients,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. “Richard and Bert bring extensive experience advising clients across the Asia Pacific region and we are very pleased to be partnering with them and their talented team on this exciting endeavor.”

Moelis & Company has advised clients on many of the largest and most complex transactions since its establishment in 2007, including Anheuser-Busch on its sale to InBev, Yahoo! on its unsolicited proposal from Microsoft and the Government of Dubai on the restructuring of Dubai World. Recently, Moelis & Company has advised on a number of cross-border transactions with companies in Asia, including representing Pacific Century Motors, an entity backed by Beijing’s Municipal Government, on its acquisition of Nexteer Automotive from General Motors, and Orkla on its sale of Elkem to China National Bluestar Group.

Mark Aedy, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Investment Banking for Moelis & Company, said: “There are currently many opportunities for independent advisory firms, particularly in Asia Pacific, where clients are seeking strategic counsel and conflict-free advice. We look forward to working with the APA team to grow our business in the region and enhance our ability to provide our clients with world-class independent advice and solutions.”

Mervyn Davies, Lord Davies of Abersoch, who serves as Special Advisor to Ken Moelis and Chairman of Moelis & Company’s Global Advisory Board, added: “Establishing local expertise and capabilities in Asia is critical to serving a global client base effectively. This important strategic step, together with Moelis & Company’s new office in Dubai, adds significant breadth and depth to our global franchise.”

“APA is excited to join Moelis & Company,” said Mr. Orders. “We will benefit from its strong momentum, global reach and partnership culture. Our firms share a mutual focus on independent advice and long-term client relationships and together will offer premier advisory services to clients in the Asia Pacific region.”

Mr. Orders has over 20 years of experience in advising corporate clients across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to founding APA, he was a Managing Director in the combined RBS/ABN AMRO group in Asia Pacific and before that was Vice Chairman and Head of Global Clients Asia Pacific for ABN AMRO, where he worked since 1996. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Mr. Orders was a Managing Director and Head of Barings Investment Banking in Asia. He has also worked for Barings in other roles within corporate finance and debt capital markets based in Australia and London. Over the course of his career, Mr. Orders has advised on many of the landmark transactions in Asia.

Mr. Grisel has over 20 years of investment banking experience advising clients on corporate finance matters and capital solutions. Prior to joining APA, he was a Managing Director for ABN AMRO and Head of Industrials and Real Estate based in Hong Kong. He has also worked in Amsterdam for ABN AMRO in various product groups and management positions.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company, recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by Euromoney, is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory, capital raising and asset management services to a broad client base including corporations, institutions and governments. With over 470 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, London, Los Angeles and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

Notes to Editors
Moelis & Company recently appointed Lord Davies of Abersoch, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered PLC and Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business for the United Kingdom, as Special Advisor to Chief Executive Officer Ken Moelis and as Chairman and founding member of the firm’s new Global Advisory Board.