Peter J. Solomon Company Promotes Jeff Jacobs and Mark Boidman to Managing Directors

  Peter J. Solomon Company Promotes Jeff Jacobs and Mark Boidman to Managing

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NEW YORK -- March 31, 2014

Private investment banking firm Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC) announced
today that Directors Jeffrey Jacobs, 41, and Mark Boidman, 38, have been
promoted to Managing Directors in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group;
both bankers have more than 14 years of M&A advisory experience. The move
comes as PJSC emerges from one of its most profitable years.

Jeffrey Jacobs, Managing Director, Peter J. Solomon Company (Photo: Business

Jeffrey Jacobs, Managing Director, Peter J. Solomon Company (Photo: Business

Founder and Chairman Peter J. Solomon and President Kenneth T. Berliner
praised Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Boidman as the embodiment of PJSC’s bright future.
“Jeff and Mark represent the intelligence, energy and vigor that are hallmarks
of PJSC’s leadership. From their aptitude for grasping the needs of our
clients to the confidence and knowledge they demonstrate, there is no question
that they add to the firm’s momentum.”

Jeffrey Jacobs joined PJSC in 2010 from Compass Advisers, where he served as a
Principal in its Mergers & Acquisitions Group; prior to that he was a Vice
President in Mergers & Acquisitions at Citigroup. Mr. Jacobs has been involved
in a number of PJSC’s key transactions in the retail, consumer products,
health care, media, technology and communications sectors.

“It has been a pleasure to work with PJSC clients across the spectrum,” stated
Jacobs. “PJSC has built a leading franchise that takes a long-term view to
client relationships, enabling us to provide the best solutions possible. I
look forward to continuing to advise on some of the most transformational
deals in the market today.”

In addition to his mergers and acquisitions expertise, Mr. Jacobs has gained a
reputation for his ability to advise on complex divestitures, restructurings,
public offerings and private placements. Most recently he was part of the PJSC
teams that represented the Special Committee of the American Greetings Board
of Directors in its “going-private” transaction with the Weiss family, Parlux
Fragrances, Inc. on its merger with Perfumania Holdings, Inc. and FTSE Group
in the formation of a joint venture with TMX Datalinx.

Mr. Jacobs holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School and a B.S.
in Communications from the University of Wisconsin.

Mark Boidman came to PJSC last May from the Global Technology, Media and
Telecom Group of Barclays Capital, where he led out-of-home media, TV
broadcasting and radio investment banking coverage and was a senior member of
the firm’s Defense/Activist team. Prior to that he was an M&A attorney at
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, also focused on advising companies
in the Media and Technology sector.

“As a managing director, I am excited to help one of the best and most
forward-thinking media and technology teamsin the investment banking advisory
business,” said Boidman. “Given where we arein our industry's continued
evolution, I anticipate a great deal of activity going forward as we advise
more companies within digital and mobile media.”

Mr. Boidman has become one of the most recognizable investment bankers in the
out-of-home media space. Earlier this year he was elected to the 2014 Board of
Directors of Digital Signage Federation (DSF), a not-for-profit trade
organization serving the worldwide digital signage, interactive technologies
and digital-out-of-home media industries. His clients have included Branded
Cities, Cox Enterprises, Fairway Media, General Atlantic, Liberty Media,
Lionsgate Entertainment, Scripps Networks Interactive, TiVo and Van Wagner.

Mr. Boidman is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the Digital
Signage Expo and the Annual Daily DOOH/Digital Signage Investor Conference. He
received joint LL.B and B.C.L. degrees from the Faculty of Law at McGill

Further inquiries may be directed to Managing Director Diane M. Coffey at:
212-508-1605; You are also welcome to visit PJSC’s
website at

About Peter J. Solomon Company

Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC) is a leading independent investment banking
firm headquartered in New York, City. Founded in 1989, the Firm provides
owners, boards of directors, chief executives and senior management of public
and private companies with strategic and financial advice.

PJSC has successfully completed more than 500 strategic and financial advisory
assignments in the form of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures,
restructurings, recapitalizations, refinancings and fairness opinions. PJSC
has also built a successful practice defending companies in proxy and
take-over contests. The Firm’s clients represent industry leaders in retail,
apparel, wholesale and catalogue distribution; e-commerce; media,
entertainment, communications and technology; health care, pharmaceuticals and
life science; branded and unbranded consumer products and industrial products.

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Peter J. Solomon Company
Diane M. Coffey, 212-508-1605
Managing Director
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