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Brookfield Asset Management Appoints Niel Thassim as Head of Its Asia Private Funds Group

Brookfield Asset Management Appoints Niel Thassim as Head of Its Asia Private 
Funds Group 
HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- Brookfield Asset
Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A)(NYSE:BAM)(EURONEXT:BAMA) is pleased to
announce that Niel Thassim has joined the company as head of Asia for
the Private Funds Group, based in Hong Kong. In this role, Mr.
Thassim will drive fundraising for Brookfield's private fund
offerings and develop and maintain relationships with leading
investors in the region. 
Mr. Thassim most recently served as a Managing Director and the head
of RREEF's Asia-Pacific Real Estate business. Prior to this, he held
senior roles within RREEF and Deutsche Bank in Australia, London and
Singapore. Mr. Thassim also held executive positions with Coopers &
Lybrand, Bankers Trust, Credit Suisse First Boston and Colonial First
State Investments in Australia and the United Kingdom. 
"Brookfield has strong historic ties to Asian investors and we are
delighted that Niel has joined the firm to build on our franchise in
this dynamic region," said Leo van den Thillart, Managing Partner in
Brookfield's Private Funds Group. "Niel has proven experience in
alternative asset management and his solid institutional and
consultant relationships will be integral to establishing lasting
partnerships between Brookfield and our clients." 
"I am excited to be joining Brookfield, as the firm has an
outstanding track record and provides unique global investment
opportunities to Asian institutions, which are increasingly seeking
top performing asset managers," said Mr. Thassim. 
With over 100 years of experience as an owner and operator of real
assets, Brookfield offers an array of real estate, infrastructure and
private equity investment products and services. Brookfield aims to
deliver reliable, attractive, long-term total returns for the benefit
of its clients by creating value through active management. 
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset
manager with approximately $150 billion in assets under management.
The company has over a 100-year history of owning and operating
assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and
private equity. Brookfield has a range of public and private
investment products
 and services, which leverage our expertise and
experience and provide us with a competitive advantage in the markets
where we operate. Brookfield is co-listed on the New York and Toronto
Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and BAM.A, respectively, and on
NYSE Euronext under the symbol BAMA.
Contacts:
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Andrew Willis
SVP, Communications & Media
(416) 369-8236
(416) 363-2856 (FAX)
andrew.willis@brookfield.com
www.brookfield.com
 
 
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