Duff & Phelps Appoints Gordon A. Paris to Board of Directors

  Duff & Phelps Appoints Gordon A. Paris to Board of Directors

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 01, 2012

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF), a leading independent financial
advisory and investment banking firm, announced today that Gordon A. Paris has
joined the company's board of directors. Paris is the former chairman,
president and chief executive officer of Sun-Times Media Group, previously
known as Hollinger International. More recently, he served as the interim
president of MediaNews Group, Inc. from January 2011 to October 2011 and a
member of its boardfrom March 2010 to January 2012.

Noah Gottdiener, chief executive officer of Duff & Phelps, said, "Gordon
brings a unique and extremely useful perspective to our board, drawing on deep
experience as a banker, an advisor and an executive who has been entrenched in
finance and operations at leading corporations. His proven ability to drive
growth and efficiency in both contexts is invaluable to Duff & Phelps as we
continue to enhance our Investment Banking practice and help approximately
2,300 clients – including one third of S&P 500 companies – make sound
decisions."

Paris has acted as a self-employed business consultant since 2008, serving on
corporate boards and providing financial and strategic advisory services and
interim management services. Prior to his recent service as interim president
and board member at MediaNews Group, he served as managing director and head
of the Media and Telecommunications Group of Berenson & Company from 2002
through 2007. Prior to joining Berenson & Company in 2002, he served as the
head of Investment Banking at TD Securities USA, a subsidiary of The
Toronto-Dominion Bank and co-head of the USA division. Before joining TD
Securities USA in 1996,Paris was managing director and head ofFinancial
Sponsors Coverage in the Leveraged Finance Group at Credit Suisse First Boston
and as managing director and head of High Yield Investment Banking, Private
Placements and Restructuring at Lehman Brothers. In addition, Paris served as
chairman of Sun-Times Media Group Inc. from January 2004 to June 2006,
chairman of its board's special committee from June 2003 to January 2009 and a
member of its board of directors from May 2003 to January 2009. He currently
serves on the board of directors of Heartland Publications and Maverick Media.
Paris also serves as an industry advisor for Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC.

He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from The
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About Duff & Phelps

As a leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff &
Phelps balances analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to
help clients make sound decisions. The firm provides expertise in the areas of
valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, alternative assets, disputes
and taxation, with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in
North America, Europe and Asia. Investment banking services in the United
States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC; Pagemill Partners; and
GCP Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. M&A advisory services in the United
Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. Duff &
Phelps Securities Ltd. is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services
Authority. Investment banking services in France are provided by Duff & Phelps
SAS. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com. (NYSE: DUF)

Contact:

Duff & Phelps
Investor Relations
Marty Dauer, +1-212-871-7700
investor.relations@duffandphelps.com
or
Media Relations
Alex Wolfe, +1-212-871-9087
alex.wolfe@duffandphelps.com
 
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