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BARCLAYS ANNOUNCES 16 NEW ADVISOR HIRES IN THE US


(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by Barclays and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)

February 7, 2013

BARCLAYS CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS WEALTH AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM

- Hires 16 Investment Representatives across seven offices in the US -

Barclays announced today that it has hired 16 Investment Representatives in the Wealth and Investment Management division, in seven of its offices across the US.

“We are pleased to welcome these talented individuals to Barclays,” said Mitch Cox, Head of Wealth Management, Americas for Barclays. “The addition of these seasoned Investment Representatives demonstrates our continued focus on serving the sophisticated needs of our clients across the Americas. These hires underscore our commitment to attracting top-performing professionals who seek Barclays unique, in-depth approach, of guiding clients to customized solutions that extend far beyond their investment portfolio.”

New York

Ramon Hache joins Barclays as a Managing Director from Deutsche Bank’s Markets Coverage Group, where for 10 years he served high net worth individuals and family offices based primarily in Latin America. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Hache was an Investment Advisor at HSBC and a Sales Trader in the Private Banking division of JP Morgan. Mr. Hache holds a BS from Marist College.

Stephen Brazell joins Barclays as a Director from Deutsche Bank’s Markets Coverage Group where he served high net worth individuals and family offices based primarily in Latin America. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2004, Mr. Brazell was the Head of Private Bank Emerging Markets desk at JP Morgan. Mr. Brazell holds a BS from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

Joseph Chung joins Barclays as a Director from Deutsche Bank’s Markets Coverage Group where he advised ultra high net worth clients based in Latin America. Prior to joining the Markets Coverage Group, Mr. Chung worked in the Private Wealth Management division at Deutsche Bank, which he joined in 2003. Steven C. Guggenheimer joins Barclays as a Director from Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth Management division, bringing with him over 26 years of wealth management experience. Most recently, Mr. Guggenheimer was a Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where he served high net worth individuals. Prior to this, Mr. Guggenheimer was a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman. He holds a BA from Haverford College. George M. Zaki joins Barclays as a Vice President from Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth Management division. Most recently, Mr. Zaki was a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch serving high net worth individuals. Previously, he was a Client Associate at Neuberger Berman. Mr. Zaki holds a BA from Fairmont State University.

Jonathan Mann joins Barclays as a Director from AllianceBernstein bringing with him more than 29 years of industry experience. Previously, Mr. Mann was responsible for the overall management of Bernstein Global Wealth Management’s New York Region and was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Bernstein’s International Value Team. He holds a BA from Rutgers College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Mann serves on the Board of the American Friends of the Open University of Israel.

All six Investment Representatives report to Mark Stevenson, Managing Director and Regional Manager for New York.

Houston

Don Childress, CFA joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Wealth Management division of Goldman Sachs, bringing more than 14 years of experience serving high net worth clients and families. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Childress spent five years in the Tax Accounting and Investment Banking divisions at Price Waterhouse LLP. He holds a BBA from Baylor University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeff Collins also joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Wealth Management division of Goldman Sachs, bringing more than 15 years of wealth management experience. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Collins worked in Real Estate Development at Austin Capital Partners. He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Neil Stone also joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Wealth Management division of Goldman Sachs, bringing more than 14 years of experience serving high net worth clients and families. Previously, Mr. Stone worked in the Investment Banking division at Prudential Securities and in Loan Syndication at Texas Commerce Bank, Chemical Bank. He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and serves on the board of Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. This team of Investment Representatives in Houston report to Steve Head, Managing Director and Regional Manager for Texas.

Beverly Hills

Watt W. Webb III joins Barclays as a Director from BNY Mellon where he was a Senior Director - Portfolio Management serving ultra high net worth families, executives, hedge fund managers, and business owners. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Mr. Webb was a Senior Vice President - Equity Research and Portfolio Management at Oakwood Capital Management LLC, and Portfolio Manager at Cornerstone Investment Counselors, Inc. He holds a BA from Cornell University, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Warren Cohn joins Barclays as a Director from US Trust bringing with him over 20 years of industry experience. At US Trust, Mr. Cohn was a Senior Private Client Advisor providing a variety of wealth planning and financial management services to clients within the entertainment and sports industry. Previously, Mr. Cohn was a Senior Director in the Private Wealth Management Group at BNY Mellon. He holds a BA from The George Washington University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.

Mr. Watt and Mr. Cohn report to Brian Sears, Managing Director and Regional Manager for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills offices.

Los Angeles

Adam Morgens, CFA joins Barclays as a Vice President with over eight years of industry experience. Mr. Morgens joins the organization from the Institutional Sales division of UnionBanc Investment Services LLC, which is the broker-dealer subsidiary of Union Bank, N.A. Serving as a Vice President at Union Bank, he developed and managed relationships with institutional and middle market fixed income portfolio managers. Prior to working in institutional sales, Mr. Morgens traded all aspects of fixed income for the broker-dealer, including corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and municipal bonds. He holds a BS from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Mr. Morgens reports to Brian Sears, Managing Director and Regional Manager for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills offices.

Boston

Barry Pederson joins Barclays as a Director, bringing with him 20 years of financial services experience. At his predecessor firms, Morgan Keegan, Sterne Agee & Leach and A.G. Edwards, he was a partner on the institutional sales and research teams. Before entering the financial services industry in 1993, Mr. Pederson played twelve seasons, 1980-1992, of professional hockey in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Hartford Whalers. He is also a studio co-host for the New England Sports Network’s (NESN) Boston Bruins television broadcasts. Mr. Pedersen reports to Marty Courage, Managing Director and Regional Manager for Boston.

Chicago

Adam Strauss joins Barclays as a Vice President from the Private Wealth Management Division of Goldman Sachs where he served high net worth individuals and families. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2010, Mr. Strauss was a Managing Consultant at Michael Page International. He holds a BS in from Denison University and an MBA from The University of Iowa.

Mr. Strauss reports to Bill Scherr, Director and Regional Manager for Chicago.

Miami

Ileana Platt joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Banking division of Credit Suisse bringing with her more than 24 years of wealth management experience. At Credit Suisse Ms. Platt was a Director serving high net worth individuals and families in Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, and Panama. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Ms. Platt was a Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and worked for the US Private Wealth Management division of Citibank. She holds a BBA and an MBA from Florida International University. Rafael Urquidi also joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Banking division of Credit Suisse where he served high net worth clients and families. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Urquidi held positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Co. and UBS International. He holds a BS from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Ms. Platt and Mr. Urquidi report to Marilyn Gonzalez, Director and Regional Manager for Miami.

With 14 offices across North America including the Barclays Wealth Trustees (U.S.), NA., the Wealth and Investment Management division of Barclays provides comprehensive wealth management to high-net-worth individuals and families. Barclays focuses on understanding its clients’ financial needs, personal aspirations and risk tolerance in order to design and implement highly customized investment solutions.

For further information, please contact: Jignasa Patel Jignasa.Patel@barclays.com + 1 212 526 3945

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