Felix Rohatyn Establishes Independent Firm

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Felix G. Rohatyn

   NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Felix G. Rohatyn is organizing Rohatyn Associates, an independent firm that
 will provide financial advice to certain corporations, manage his family's
 financial affairs and philanthropic activities, and support his public policy
 efforts as a trustee of the Center for International Studies and a member of
 the Council on Foreign Relations.
     Since completing service as United States Ambassador to France in December
 2000, Mr. Rohatyn has been elected Chairman of the Board of Aton Pharma, Inc.,
 a company recently formed to develop and test a promising cancer therapy
 developed by former Sloan Kettering President, Dr. Paul Marks and several of
 his associates. Mr. Rohatyn is a Director of Comcast Corporation in the U.S.
 and of Fiat S.p.A. in Italy, and he has been nominated to the Boards of
 Directors of Suez, LVMH and Publicis in France subject to their respective
 shareholder votes later this spring. He is an advisor to several companies
 with whom he has had a long-standing relationship, such as Pfizer Inc. and
 United Technologies Corp.
     Felix Rohatyn will also become a senior advisor to Lazard Group, LLC. Mr.
 Rohatyn was a long-time partner and managing director of Lazard prior to his
 service as envoy to Paris.
     "This will allow me to organize my business, personal and nonprofit
 activities most effectively," said Mr. Rohatyn. "At this point, I want a
 better balance in my life. This format makes it possible and also enables me
 to renew relationships of long standing, such as my decades with Lazard, and
 to create a few new ones," he said. "My objective is to maintain a very small
 firm with a very limited group of clients."
 
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   NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Felix G. Rohatyn is organizing Rohatyn Associates, an independent firm that
 will provide financial advice to certain corporations, manage his family's
 financial affairs and philanthropic activities, and support his public policy
 efforts as a trustee of the Center for International Studies and a member of
 the Council on Foreign Relations.
     Since completing service as United States Ambassador to France in December
 2000, Mr. Rohatyn has been elected Chairman of the Board of Aton Pharma, Inc.,
 a company recently formed to develop and test a promising cancer therapy
 developed by former Sloan Kettering President, Dr. Paul Marks and several of
 his associates. Mr. Rohatyn is a Director of Comcast Corporation in the U.S.
 and of Fiat S.p.A. in Italy, and he has been nominated to the Boards of
 Directors of Suez, LVMH and Publicis in France subject to their respective
 shareholder votes later this spring. He is an advisor to several companies
 with whom he has had a long-standing relationship, such as Pfizer Inc. and
 United Technologies Corp.
     Felix Rohatyn will also become a senior advisor to Lazard Group, LLC. Mr.
 Rohatyn was a long-time partner and managing director of Lazard prior to his
 service as envoy to Paris.
     "This will allow me to organize my business, personal and nonprofit
 activities most effectively," said Mr. Rohatyn. "At this point, I want a
 better balance in my life. This format makes it possible and also enables me
 to renew relationships of long standing, such as my decades with Lazard, and
 to create a few new ones," he said. "My objective is to maintain a very small
 firm with a very limited group of clients."
 
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