Moelis & Company Announces Thane Carlston and William Derrough to Join as Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Restructuring Group

New York, April 10, 2008

Moelis & Company announced today that Thane Carlston and William Derrough will join the firm in July as Managing Directors and Co-Heads of the firm’s Restructuring Group based in New York. Mr. Carlston and Mr. Derrough, who have worked together on restructuring transactions for over 17 years, were previously at Jefferies & Company where they built a leading restructuring practice as Co-Heads of the Recapitalization and Restructuring Group.

Mr. Carlston spent 10 years at Jefferies advising clients in a variety of industries on exchange offers, recapitalizations, restructurings, financings, and M&A transactions. Before joining Jefferies, he worked at Chanin and Company, a boutique investment banking firm specialized in providing restructuring advice.

Mr. Derrough also spent 10 years at Jefferies where he advised a wide spectrum of clients and investors on restructurings, recapitalizations, financings, mergers, and other engagements. Prior to joining Jefferies, Mr. Derrough was a Principal at Doyle & Boissiere, a private investment firm, and before this, worked at Chanin and Company and Salomon Brothers.

“Building a world class restructuring franchise has been a top priority of Moelis & Company, particularly as our clients face a more challenging economic environment,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. “Thane and Bill bring tremendous restructuring experience and expertise, and we could not be more pleased to have them lead this effort for us. This important step further demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest quality advice and solutions to support 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 New York, Los Angeles and Boston.