Rahm Emanuel Joins Centerview Partners

Will be Based in Chicago

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking advisory
firm, announced today that Rahm Emanuel is joining the firm as a senior
counselor and will be based in Chicago.

“I am pleased to welcome Rahm to Centerview,” said Blair Effron,
co-founder of Centerview. “Rahm’s leadership and vast experience
providing strategic advice, coupled with a track record of successful
planning and execution, will bring tremendous value to our firm and our
clients. Establishing a presence in Chicago is a logical next step for
Centerview as we continue to grow, and it positions us to better serve
existing and new clients throughout the Midwest.”

“I am excited to use my lifelong experience as an advisor and problem
solver in both the public and private sectors in this next chapter of my
career, and thrilled to be joining Centerview Partners – a pre-eminent
firm that advises leading global companies,” said Mr. Emanuel. “I know
the Centerview team well and look forward to working with an
accomplished and respected group to provide clients in the Midwest,
nationally and around the world with trusted, independent advice.”

“I have known Rahm well for many years, going back to our time together
at Wasserstein Perella, and I am delighted he has chosen Centerview for
the next chapter of his career,” added Robert Pruzan, co-founder of
Centerview. “Our firm has always maintained strong client relationships
across the Midwest, and we are confident that Rahm’s leadership and
insights will prove invaluable to our clients in the region.”

Mr. Emanuel has had a distinguished career in public service, most
recently as Mayor of Chicago for two terms beginning in 2011, during
which time he oversaw increased economic development that has
revitalized the city, expanded the public education system, and improved
public parks, amenities, transit and other infrastructure projects. He
previously served as Chief of Staff to President Obama, where he helped
secure the passage of landmark legislation, including the unprecedented
stimulus package that ushered the country through the great recession
and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. From 2003 to 2009, Mr.
Emanuel served in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he held a
number of leadership positions, including Democratic Congressional
Campaign Committee chairman and Democratic Caucus chairman. Mr. Emanuel
served as director of the finance committee of Bill Clinton’s 1992
presidential campaign and later as Assistant to the President for
political affairs and Senior Advisor for policy and strategy.

In addition to his career in public service, Mr. Emanuel worked in
banking. He was a Managing Director at investment banking firm
Wasserstein Perella & Co. in Chicago, where he provided strategic and
financial advice to clients. Mr. Emanuel worked at Wasserstein Perella &
Co. through its sale to Dresdner Bank in 2000.

About Centerview Partners

Centerview Partners, based in New York, and with offices in London, Los
Angeles, San Francisco and Palo Alto, operates an international
investment banking advisory practice specializing in independent advice
and other client services capitalizing on the experience of its
principals. The firm provides senior-level counsel to both domestic and
international clients and its business includes general and M&A advisory
as well as restructuring.

Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients on nearly $3
trillion in transactions. Members of the firm have experience in a range
of industries including consumer products, financial services, food and
beverage, entertainment and media, general industrial & chemicals,
energy, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, restructuring,
retail, and utilities sectors.

Contacts

Media:
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Jared Levy/David Millar
(212)
687-8080
centerview-SVC@sardverb.com

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