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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.