Tony Blair Appointed Senior Advisor to JPMorgan Chase

Jan 10, 2008, 00:00 ET from J P Morgan

    NEW YORK, January 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JPMorgan Chase announced
 today that it has appointed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a
 senior advisory capacity to the firm, effective immediately. Mr. Blair will
 also join the company's International Council.
     Mr. Blair will advise JPMorgan Chase's CEO and senior management team
 on a part-time basis - drawing on his immense international experience to
 provide the firm with strategic advice and insight on global political
 issues and emerging trends.
     In addition, Mr. Blair will participate in select events and
 conferences for the company including senior-level client events and will
 provide briefings on political trends to the firm's Board of Directors.
     "We're honored that Tony Blair has chosen to join JPMorgan Chase as a
 senior advisor to our executive team and Board," said Jamie Dimon, Chairman
 and CEO. "We operate our business all over the world, and Tony Blair will
 bring our leaders and clients a unique and invaluable global perspective
 that is especially critical in turbulent times like these. Our firm will
 benefit greatly from his knowledge and experience."
     Mr. Blair added, "It is a great opportunity to be able to contribute to
 the work of JPMorgan Chase. They are a leading company at the cutting edge
 of the global economy, with a footprint in virtually every part of the
 world. I look forward to advising them on how they approach the huge
 political and economic changes that globalisation brings. I am excited at
 the prospect of joining Jamie Dimon, for whom I have a lot of respect, and
 the whole team, adding my own experience to their work and helping them to
     JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:   JPM) is a leading global financial services
 firm with assets of $1.5 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries.
 The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for
 consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction
 processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow
 Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of consumers in
 the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate,
 institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands.
 JPMorgan Chase is committed to investing in education, economic
 opportunity, development and environmental programs that enable people and
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