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November 15, 2012

Moelis & Company Appoints Herbert Henzler as a Senior Director of the Firm’s Global Advisory Board

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Moelis & Company Appoints Herbert Henzler as a Senior Director of the Firm’s Global Advisory Board

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, November 15, 2012

Moelis & Company, the global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Professor Dr. Herbert Henzler as a Senior Director of the Firm’s Global Advisory Board.

Moelis & Company provides independent financial advisory services in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Recapitalizations and Restructurings, Capital Markets, and Risk Advisory, and asset management services to a broad global client base including corporations, institutions and governments. Moelis opened its German office in February 2012 with the appointment of Christopher Riley, a German and British national, as a Managing Director responsible for advising clients in the German speaking region.

Dr. Henzler is a former Chairman of McKinsey & Company Inc. in Germany and Europe having helped build their consulting business over the course of 32 years. During the past 10 years, he was Special Advisor to the Chairman of Credit Suisse Group and he Chaired Credit Suisse’s Strategic Advisory Board in Germany. Currently, he serves as a board member of New Silk Route Partners LLC, an Indian private equity firm, and of Mainstream Renewable Power Limited. In addition, Dr. Henzler is a member of the Deutsche Bahn Advisory Board, a council member of GMT Communications Partners LLP, and a Board Member of F. C. Bayern Munich. He lectures at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich on strategy and the organization of international companies.  Dr. Henzler formerly chaired the Bavarian Government’s Future Society Commission.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Germany is a critical component of the European and global economy and therefore a strategically significant market for us. Our priority at Moelis & Company is to provide our clients with a global network of information so Herbert’s appointment will further enhance our ability to do so on a global basis. To have attracted a businessman of his experience is a testament to the success of our independent, conflict-free and confidential business model and client offering.”

Under the leadership 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, Moelis & Company announced the formation of its Global Advisory Board in June 2011 with the appointment of five members with global financial, government and economic experience who provide senior counsel and strategic advice on industry issues particularly across international financial markets. The Global Advisory Board members include:

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

Ho Kwon Ping – Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, Singapore;

Michael Marks – Founding Partner of Riverwood Capital, former Chairman and CEO of Flextronics, and former Partner 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, to French President François Mitterrand.

Lord Davies said, “It has always been our intention to expand the Global Advisory Board with distinguished members who bring us international business perspectives. Herbert’s appointment provides our global clients with access to German Region corporations and further enhances our global network.”

Moelis & Company has successfully completed a number of transactions related to Germany which include advising Amgen on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Micromet, a biotechnology company founded in Germany, advising Deutsche Post DHL on its acquisition of Standard Forwarding, advising Vitus Immobilien on its €1.2 billion refinancing, advising the First Lien Lenders of Klöckner Pentaplast on a €1.3 billion debt restructuring, and advising Almatis on its $1.0 billion Chapter 11 Reorganization.

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 600 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Palo Alto, Paris, and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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July 12, 2012

Moelis & Company Expands into India with the Appointment of Manisha Girotra as Chief Executive Officer of Moelis India

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Moelis & Company Expands into India with the Appointment of Manisha Girotra as Chief Executive Officer of Moelis India

London and Mumbai, July 12, 2012

Moelis & Company, the global independent investment bank, today announced its expansion into India with the appointment of Manisha Girotra as Chief Executive Officer of Moelis India, based in Mumbai.

The hire of Ms. Girotra, an Indian national, is the first step in Moelis & Company’s expansion plans for India as the firm continues its global growth, having opened offices in the United States, London, Dubai, Frankfurt, Sydney, Hong Kong and Beijing since its formation in July 2007. Moelis & Company provides independent financial advisory services in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Recapitalizations and Restructurings, Capital Markets and Risk Advisory, and asset management services to a broad global client base including corporations, institutions and governments.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “As we expand our global footprint and information network, we see India, with its scale and importance globally, as a priority for our continued growth. To have attracted someone of Manisha’s experience is a true testament to our business model which blends industry expertise and geographic coverage with technical knowledge for the benefit of our clients.”

Ms. Girotra joins Moelis & Company after a 16 year career with UBS where she was most recently CEO & Country Head in India managing its investment bank, commercial bank, markets, equity research and wealth management divisions. She has worked on a number of marquee deals during her career including the largest cross-border deal in Indian history, Vodafone’s US$13 billion acquisition of HITL’s interest in Hutchison Essar, the US$11 billion sale of Zain to Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries US$3 billion joint venture with Pioneer Natural Resources and Newpek, and The Birla Group’s US$6 billion acquisition of Novelis. Last year, Ms. Girotra was nominated to Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business Club and she has appeared in Business Today’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in India for the past five years.

Mark Aedy, Head of EMEA and Asia Investment Banking at Moelis & Company, said, “As Indian companies increasingly look overseas for global growth, it is important for us to have a presence in India. Hiring someone of Manisha’s experience demonstrates our commitment to the market and will allow us to provide on-the-ground support to clients in-country and those in global markets interested in investing in this critical market.”

Ms. Girotra said, “I am delighted to be joining Moelis & Company which has a strong reputation for building long-term business relationships based on trust and providing thoughtful and independent advice that is conflict-free and confidential.”

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 580 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

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January 20, 2012

Moelis & Company Announces Managing Director Promotions

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Moelis & Company Announces Managing Director Promotions

New York, January 20, 2012

Moelis & Company today announced that it has promoted the following seven members of its global investment banking business to Managing Director:

Abzal Ayubeally, New York

Matt Clark, Los Angeles

Peter Dixon, Sydney

Amelia Hill, Sydney

Peter Meijer, London

David Miles, Sydney

Sash Rentala, New York

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said: “Our priority at Moelis & Company is to foster talent internally so we have recognized these exceptional colleagues with this promotion. They are committed to the highest standards of client service and independent financial advice, and are excellent leaders. On behalf of everyone at the Firm, I congratulate them on this great achievement.”

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 580 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston,London, Los Angeles and Sydney.  For more information, please visit www.moelis.com.

Biographies:

Abzal Ayubeally
Abzal Ayubeally is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company.  Mr. Ayubeally has significant investment banking experience advising companies in the financial services sector including insurance companies, banks and specialty finance companies on both mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions.  Mr. Ayubeally’s extensive M&A transaction experience includes buy-side, sell-side and cross-border transactions, hostile offers and advising boards of directors and special committees. Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. Ayubeally was a Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Credit Suisse in New York.  Mr. Ayubeally started his career in investment banking at SG Hambros.

Matt Clark
Matt Clark is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company.  Mr. Clark has significant investment banking and principal investing experience.  His prior investment banking experience includes roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Sponsors and Global Industrials Groups at UBS Investment Bank, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Deutsche Bank Alex Brown.  He has extensive experience advising companies in a broad range of strategic transactions, including buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and special committee advisory, as well as providing capital raising solutions.  His clients include public companies as well as private equity and family owned businesses.  Mr. Clark was previously a Partner at Barrington Partners, a hedge fund.

Peter Dixon
Peter Dixon is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Dixon has significant experience advising clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, restructurings and investment management transactions. Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. Dixon was a Division Director in the Corporate Advisory team at Macquarie Group Limited based in Sydney. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Dixon worked at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Sydney and Linklaters in London as a corporate advisory lawyer.

Amelia Hill
Amelia Hill is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Ms. Hill specializes in capital markets and has advised clients on numerous listed and unlisted capital raisings including IPOs, pre-IPO raisings, follow-on raisings, convertible securities and block trades for public and private companies. Ms. Hill advised clients on capital raising transactions and mergers and acquisitions at UBS Investment Bank for 10 years prior to joining Moelis & Company and most recently led UBS’s Equity Origination efforts across emerging companies and the firm’s Alternative Capital Group in Australia.

Peter Meijer
Peter Meijer is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Meijer has over 16 years of fixed income trading and structuring experience.  Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. Meijer was at JP Morgan, where he focused on Structured Solutions for financial institutions. He was previously Global Head of the Franchise Structuring Group at JP Morgan, where he was responsible for origination, development and structuring of several market leading credit transactions and structured credit funds. Prior to JP Morgan, Mr. Meijer was a Director in the Citigroup Global Markets Structured Products Group, where he was responsible for coverage of Northern Europe. Mr. Meijer began his career in the Netherlands in 1995 at Credit Lyonnais and Rabobank where he was a bond trader and credit derivatives trader and structurer.

David Miles
David Miles is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Australia at Moelis & Company. Mr. Miles was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Bank at JPMorgan in Australia. He was previously an Executive Manager at Commonwealth Bank following 12 years at JPMorgan Chase in various executive roles.

Sash Rentala
Sash Rentala is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company in the Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Rentala has significant investment banking experience, most recently as an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Rentala has advised clients on a variety of leveraged finance and restructuring transactions including bank and bond new money issuances, exchange offers, consent solicitations, lender negotiations and amendments. During his tenure at UBS, Mr. Rentala focused on the industrials sector including transactions in the chemicals, auto and metals and mining sectors. Mr. Rentala was previously a Vice President in Investment Banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He also served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

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January 17, 2012

Enhanced Business and Capital Alliance between Moelis & Company, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.

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Enhanced Business and Capital Alliance between Moelis & Company, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.

New York and Tokyo, January 17, 2012

Moelis & Company (CEO: Ken Moelis), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC” hereunder, President & CEO: Takeshi Kunibe), and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. (“SMBC Nikko” hereunder, President & CEO: Eiji Watanabe), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMBC, announced today that they have signed an agreement (the “Strategic Alliance Agreement”) to strengthen their existing business alliance and for SMBC to invest approximately USD93 million in Moelis & Company.  Under the terms of the Strategic Alliance Agreement, Moelis & Company, SMBC and SMBC Nikko (the “Firms”) will enhance the successful alliance they initially formed in March 2011 focused on providing cross-border M&A and other advisory services to Japanese companies.  The new alliance will remain non-exclusive and the Firms expect to complete the investment in mid-February, subject to certain procedures including respective regulatory processes.

Since establishing their alliance in March 2011, the Firms have formed a strong partnership and provided connectivity to one another and to clients across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan.  Through this process, the Firms have deepened mutual trust and extended their global coverage. With the prospect of growing cross-border M&A activity by Japanese companies, the Firms believe there is a meaningful opportunity to collaborate even more intensively to serve their clients’ needs.

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 580 employees, Moelis & Company serves its clients through offices in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and Sydney.

About Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), is one of the world’s largest commercial banks with ¥128 trillion in consolidated total assets as of September 30, 2011.  As one of the three largest banking groups in Japan, SMBC operates globally through an extensive network of branches, representative offices, subsidiaries and affiliates, and has an established presence across both consumer and corporate banking sectors.

SMBC acquired SMBC Nikko Securities, formerly Nikko Cordial Securities, in 2009, and they have been working closely together to deliver sophisticated financial products and services to accommodate the growing and diversifying needs of their clients.

About SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., one of the largest full-service securities and investment banking firms in Japan, has been a leading company in the Japanese financial industry since its foundation in July 1918. Nikko became a subsidiary of SMBC in October 2009 and has since focused on enhancing its business platform by taking advantage of its unparalleled access to Japanese companies leveraged by SMBC’s strong client base with a continued dedication to providing value-added investment banking services to its clients. SMBC Nikko has overseas offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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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.