Duff & Phelps Partners With Cristie Kerr to Mentor LPGA Rookies and Raise Money for Breast Cancer Charity

  Duff & Phelps Partners With Cristie Kerr to Mentor LPGA Rookies and Raise
  Money for Breast Cancer Charity

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 18, 2013

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF), a leading independent financial
advisory and investment banking firm, has formed a partnership with LPGA Tour
golfer Cristie Kerr to mentor a group of LPGA rookies and raise money for
Kerr’s Birdies for Breast Cancer charity. As part of the partnership, Duff &
Phelps will extend its ongoing sponsorship of Kerr to include rookie LPGA
golfers Kathleen Ekey, Victoria Elizabeth and Taylore Karle. In addition to
bringing the four golfers together to establish “Team Duff & Phelps,” the
company will make a donation to Birdies for Breast Cancer for every birdie
scored by the team during 2013 tournament play.

LPGA golfer Cristie Kerr, who has been sponsored by financial advisory and
investment banking firm D ...

LPGA golfer Cristie Kerr, who has been sponsored by financial advisory and
investment banking firm Duff & Phelps since January 2011, wears the Duff &
Phelps logo on the front of her hat during competitions. (Photo: Business
Wire)

The mentorship aspect of the program marks the first time that an established
LPGA golfer and a corporate sponsor will provide formal guidance on and off
the course to junior LPGA colleagues. Ekey, Elizabeth and Karle will benefit
from career guidance, professional advice and collaboration on charitable
endeavors such as the Birdies for Breast Cancer program throughout the course
of the partnership. This announcement follows Duff & Phelps’ recent launch of
its internal Network of Women (NOW), which aims to attract, develop and
promote women at the firm while also supporting broader causes of interest to
women. NOW offers special resources in such areas as recruitment, training,
marketing, business development, networking and communications.

“Duff & Phelps established the Network of Women to encourage the personal and
professional growth of women at our firm. As we expand our focus, we are very
excited to join forces with Cristie and Birdies for Breast Cancer,” said Elyse
Bluth, co-chair of the Duff & Phelps Network of Women and a managing director
in the firm’s investment banking practice. “The partnership is a natural
extension of Duff & Phelps’ commitment to its female employees and causes in
which our clients, and women in general, take interest.”

Birdies for Breast Cancer has raised money for other foundations and research
institutions, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Mayo Clinic in
Scottsdale, Arizona. However, its greatest beneficiary is the Cristie Kerr
Women's Health Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. Part of LibertyHealth's
Jersey City Medical Center, the Kerr center has provided breast cancer
diagnosis and treatment since 2010. Nearly half of the Kerr center’s patients
are on charity care or Medicaid. For more information, visit
http://www.cristiekerrgolf.com/birdies-for-breast-cancer/.

"I am excited to partner with Duff & Phelps, its Network of Women and these
three talented LPGA colleagues to raise money for and draw attention to
Birdies For Breast Cancer – a cause that is so critically important to women
and their families," said Kerr. "I look forward to mentoring these exceptional
athletes early in their careers, while working together to raise funds that
will improve health care options available to patients in need."

Kerr has a combined 15 wins on the LPGA Tour and was the top-ranked golfer in
the Women's World Golf Rankings in 2010. In addition, Kerr has enjoyed a
career featuring 140 top-ten finishes, two major victories, six Solheim Cup
selections and over $14 million in career earnings; she is the top American
and fourth on the global list.

Duff & Phelps has sponsored Kerr since January 2011. This year she will wear
the Duff & Phelps logo on the front of her hat during competitions and
participate in client events produced by Duff & Phelps.

Blake Sports Group and the Madison Green Agency were key partners in creating
this program with Duff & Phelps.

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. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com. (NYSE: DUF)

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