Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Bryan Lastrapes To Lead the Firm’s Acquisitions & Divestitures Business and Provide Strategic Advice To Oil & Gas Clients

New York and Houston, September 25, 2013

Moelis & Company, the global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Bryan Lastrapes as a Managing Director to lead the Firm’s Acquisitions & Divestitures (A&D) business and provide strategic advice to oil and gas clients.

Mr. Lastrapes joins Moelis & Company after a distinguished 30 year career at Shell having recently headed Business Development where he was responsible for the growth of the onshore North America portfolio including all exploration, acquisitions and joint ventures. Previously, he was Business Development Manager for US Gas New Ventures, and before that he led various International Business Development and Asset Management activities across Central Asia, Brazil and West Africa.

Rick Leaman, Managing Partner at Moelis & Company, said, “The oil/gas space in North America is currently an active market and one in which we want to strategically build our presence. Given his industry expertise, Bryan will combine corporate M&A advice with technical and engineering evaluation for the benefit of our clients globally.”

Moelis & Company announced the opening of its Houston office in April 2011 underscoring the Firm’s commitment to serving clients with local knowledge and expertise across energy, power and natural resources.

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