Moelis & Company Announces Jared J. Dermont to Join as a Managing Director in Recapitalization & Restructuring

New York, April 27, 2009

Moelis & Company announced today that Jared Dermont will join the firm in May as a Managing Director in its Recapitalization & Restructuring Group.  Mr. Dermont, who will be based in New York, brings over 13 years of mergers and acquisitions and restructuring experience to the firm.

Mr. Dermont was most recently a Managing Director at Rothschild, where he originated and executed numerous in-court and out-of-court restructuring and M&A transactions for companies, creditors and regulators across a wide spectrum of industries.  Prior to Rothschild, Mr. Dermont was a Vice President in the Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Banc of America Securities.  He began his career at Peter J. Solomon Company.

Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, commented, “Jared’s appointment further demonstrates our strategy of adding top talent to enhance our client coverage across products, sectors and regions as we build a global full-service investment bank.”

In a joint statement, Thane Carlston and Bill Derrough, Co-Heads of Moelis & Company’s Recapitalization & Restructuring Group, said, “We have known Jared for many years and are thrilled to welcome him to our growing team, where we have added three Managing Directors in just over a month.  Jared’s breadth of experience in distressed situations as both a restructuring expert and M&A advisor will be particularly valuable to our clients as they navigate the challenging environment.”

Since the formation of its Recapitalization & Restructuring Group in July 2008, Moelis & Company has over 60 professionals actively engaged in advising companies, creditors and shareholders on various restructuring transactions.  The firm has provided out-of-court solutions to clients such as American Media, Ashton Woods Homes and Westwood One and is currently advising on many in-court restructurings for companies including Aleris International and Idearc Inc. and for the creditors of LyondellBasell Industries and Tribune Company.

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