Press Release

Influential Players, Including Joerg Asmussen, David
Blanchflower, Didier Reynders, and Niels Christoffer Thygesen
Will Gather to Examine Debt Crisis and the Future of Europe

NEW YORK — As investors watch the European sovereign debt
crisis threaten the future of a single currency, Bloomberg LINK
will convene government officials, top economists and
influential investors to discuss the outlook for the continent
at the Bloomberg European Debt Conference.

The conference, to be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the
Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, will look at emergency
bailouts, the political schisms that they have exposed within
the E.U. and how investors should position themselves in light
of these issues. In particular, on-stage interviews conducted by
Bloomberg journalists before an audience of investors will focus
on the return of bond vigilantes; the future for economies such
as Spain, Italy and Portugal; the threat of contagion and the
potential for a break-up of the European Union.

“The livelihoods of many investors depend upon understanding the
issues surrounding Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and the future
of the Euro,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK.
“Participants will network with and hear from influential public
sector officials, framers of the European Union and investors
whose perspective will be of immediate value to all present.”

To debate these topics, Bloomberg will convene more than 30
experts on the crisis, including:

- Joerg Asmussen, State Secretary and Deputy Finance Minister,
Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

- David Blanchflower, Professor, Economics, Dartmouth College
and the University of Stirling; Former Member, Bank of England’s
Monetary Policy Committee

- Carlos Costa Pina, Secretary of State for Treasury and Finance,

- Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,
- Robert A. Mundell, Laureate, 1999 Nobel Memorial Prize in

- Niels Christoffer Thygesen, Professor Emeritus, University of

- Julian Callow, Chief European Economist, Barclays Capital

- Richard Clarida, Global Strategic Adviser, PIMCO

- Brett Hammond, Chief Investment Strategist, TIAA-CREF Asset

- Jack Malvey, Former Chief Global Fixed-Income Strategist,
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

- Gilles Moec, Co-Head of European Economic Research, Deutsche

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