John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes, Departs July 14, 2013

     John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes, Departs July 14, 2013

Reporting to Danny Finuf, Executive Vice President, Education System
Operations, Charles Restivo, Group Vice President, Will Become Interim
President of The Art Institutes

~Company Will Commence an Internal and External Nationwide Candidate Search

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Education Management Corporation
(NASDAQ: EDMC) today announced that John Mazzoni, President of The Art
Institutes, is leaving the Company on July 14, 2013. Charles Restivo, Group
Vice President, will become the Interim President of The Art Institutes as of
June 24, 2013 and will report to Danny Finuf, Executive Vice President,
Education System Operations.

"I want to thank John for his 27 years of service at Education Management. He
has been an important member of the executive leadership team, working
tirelessly to deliver on the Company's commitment to assist our institutions
in providing students with beneficial and affordable educational experiences,
and we wish him luck in his future endeavors," said Edward H. West, President
and Chief Executive Officer. "I am certain that Danny and Charles, working
closely with the executive committee and group vice presidents, to assist the
campus presidents and faculty of The Art Institutes, will work passionately to
help students achieve their career goals."

Mr. Mazzoni has been President of The Art Institutes since 2005. Since
joining the Company in 1987, he has held numerous senior management positions
with increasing responsibility, including Group Vice President for The Art
Institutes, Group Vice President for Education Management, Senior Vice
President of Group Operations, and various other positions in the areas of
Operations, Finance and Information Systems.

"I am extremely proud of our relentless focus on student centered education,
always with a commitment of ensuring we are reducing the cost of education for
our students. As we have expanded the reach of an Art Institute education, it
has been extremely rewarding to see faculty and staff at our institutions take
on new roles and opportunities in the Art Institute system," said John
Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes. "I am most proud of the substantial
increases we have seen in student satisfaction over the last three years, this
is a tribute to the commitment of our faculty and staff throughout The Art
Institute system. It has truly been an honor for me to serve as president of
The Art Institute system and as an employee of EDMC for over 27 years."

Mr. Finuf, Mr. Restivo and the management team of The Art Institutes represent
decades of experience at Education Management and its education systems.
Together they will help to build on the work of the Art Institute's dedicated
faculty and staff, leadership and the executive team to ensure the value of
The Art Institutes, past, present and future as the largest education system
within Education Management.

About Education Management
Education Management (, through its 110 colleges and universities
in the U.S. and Canada, including Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown
Mackie Colleges and South University, provides nontraditional students with
the access and opportunity to improve their lives through education. In its
more than 40-year existence, Education Management has offered academic
programs through campus-based and online instruction, and successfully
graduated more than 350,000 students. Education Management is committed to
offering quality academic programs and strives to improve the learning
experience for all students. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain
specialized non-degree diplomas are offered in a broad range of disciplines,
including media arts, health sciences, design, psychology and behavioral
sciences, culinary, business, fashion, legal, education and information

The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes ( is a system of more than 50 schools
located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an
important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary
professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are
campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration #
04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for
Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. Since The Art
Institutes is comprised of several institutions, see for
program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary
data, alumni success, and other important information.

SOURCE Education Management Corporation

Contact: Mark Toth, Sr. Director of Communications, (412) 995-7263,
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