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Barclays Capital Expands US Leveraged Finance Team

Six New Hires Establish West Coast Financial Sponsors Group



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    NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclays Capital, the investment
 banking division of Barclays PLC, today announced six appointments to the
 firm's US Leveraged Finance business.
     The six new hires will significantly expand Barclays Capital's
 Financial Sponsor capabilities, especially on the West Coast, where they
 will be part of the firm's growing Los Angeles operations.
     "We are fortunate to add such talented professionals to our growing
 team," said Rick Van Zijl, Managing Director and Co-Head of US Leveraged
 Finance. "These key hires will play a major role in expanding our overall
 leveraged finance franchise," said Mr. Van Zijl. "They bring with them a
 wealth of valuable experience and relationships."
     "We've built a team of more than 130 professionals in less than 16
 months and we're attracting some of the market's most sophisticated
 issuers," said Joe McGrath, Managing Director and Co-Head of US Leveraged
 Finance.
     The six appointments announced today are:
     Ted Iantuono, who joins Barclays Capital in Los Angeles as a Managing
 Director and Co-Head of US Financial Sponsor Coverage. Mr. Iantuono will
 report to Messrs. Van Zijl and McGrath and work closely with fellow Co-Head
 of US Financial Sponsor Coverage, Peter Glaser, a Managing Director based
 in New York. Mr. Iantuono joins the firm from Credit Suisse's Investment
 Banking Division, where he was, most recently, a Managing Director and
 Co-Head of the Los Angeles office. He received his MBA from the University
 of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. The other five appointees will
 report to Mr. Iantuono.
     Jon Bunce, who joins the firm as a Director. Mr. Bunce joins from
 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Division where he was, most recently, a
 Director in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Bunce received his MBA and JD from
 Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, respectively.
     Darrick Geant, who joins the firm as an Associate Director. Mr. Geant
 joins from Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Division where he was, most
 recently, a Vice President in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Geant received
 his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Business Administration from the
 Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
     Elaine Kao, who joins the firm as an Associate. Ms. Kao joins from
 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Division where she was, most recently,
 an Associate in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Kao received her MBA from
 Wharton.
     James Meehan, who joins the firm as an Associate. Mr. Meehan joins from
 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Division where he was, most recently, an
 Associate in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Meehan received his MBA from the
 UCLA Anderson School of Management.
     Brian Rapf, who joins the firm as an Analyst. Mr. Rapf joins from
 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Division where he was, most recently, an
 Analyst in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Rapf received his Bachelor of Arts
 in Business Administration from The Marshall School of Business at the
 University of Southern California.
     About Barclays Capital
     Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank
 PLC which has an AA long-term credit rating and a balance sheet of over
 US$1.9 trillion (996 billion pounds Sterling*). With a distinctive business
 model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and
 institutional clients with solutions to their financing and risk management
 needs. Barclays Capital has offices in 26 countries, employs over 13,200
 people and has the global reach and distribution power to meet the needs of
 issuers and investors worldwide. For further information about Barclays
 Capital, please visit our website www.barclayscapital.com.
     *US$ figure was derived using the US$/pounds Sterling exchange rate at
 31.12.06 of US$1.96/1 pound
     About Barclays Capital US Leveraged Finance
     Barclays Capital's US Leveraged Finance Group, established last year,
 is quickly becoming a major player in the US capital markets with
 involvement in over 50 leveraged transactions -- more than three dozen so
 far this year -- totaling more than USD$76 billion, including: cross border
 acquisitions, natural resources & commodity finance, infrastructure,
 mid-cap buyouts, structured finance, and structured principal investing.
 Some of the most sophisticated issuers in the marketplace are turning to
 Barclays Capital.
 
 

SOURCE Barclays Capital

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