Moelis & Company Announces Edward Eppler has Joined as a Managing Director

Los Angeles & New York, January 30, 2008

Moelis & Company announced today that Edward Eppler has joined the firm as a Managing Director based in New York. Mr. Eppler, who has seventeen years of investment banking experience, will lead the firm’s coverage effort in the aerospace and defense sector.

Mr. Eppler joins from CIBC World Markets, where he most recently was the Head of the Aerospace and Defense Group. While at CIBC, Mr. Eppler successfully built leading market positions in several industry sectors, including aerospace and defense, communications technology, and industrial services. He initiated and managed the full spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, leveraged buyouts, and a broad range of financial advisory services.

Prior to joining CIBC, Mr. Eppler was an officer at S.N. Phelps & Co., a Vice President at First Funding Corp. and before this, began his career at E.F. Hutton and Company, Inc. Mr. Eppler has an M.B.A. in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.A. in history from Middlebury College.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, said, “Ed’s expertise in the aerospace and defense sector makes him the ideal addition to the Moelis & Company team as we expand our efforts in this important sector. His extensive experience and relationships will be tremendously valuable as we grow our business and continue to provide the highest quality advice to our clients.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is an investment bank that provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate finance matters and manages investment funds which integrate capital solutions with the firm’s advisory expertise. Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in Los Angeles, New York and Boston.