Macquarie Capital appoints Marc Middleton Vice Chairman, European Advisory

14 July 2010

LONDON – Macquarie Capital today announced the appointment of Marc Middleton as Vice Chairman of its European Advisory business.

Mr Middleton is a senior banker who was formerly a Partner and Managing Director at NM Rothschild & Sons. For the past two years he was Managing Director of the British Government’s Shareholder Executive and a member of its Executive Committee.

His career at Rothschild spanned 24 years, including eight years as global head of the Telecoms Group and as a member of the Investment Banking Committee. In his last two years at Rothschild, Mr Middleton was Senior Sponsor of the Telecoms Group, with a focus on business generation and relationship management. He has extensive experience as an adviser and strategist for major corporates and Governments in the UK, Europe and Australasia across industries including telecoms, media, technology and logistics. Major deals on which he has advised include the privatisations of KPN, Deutsche Telekom and Swisscom, and the sale of John Caudwell’s Phones4u business.

“We are very happy to be welcoming Marc to Macquarie,” said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital’s European Advisory business. “Working alongside our senior team and sector specialists, Marc’s experience and insight will bring significant depth to our growing European advisory and capital markets business.”

Macquarie has been actively building its equities and capital markets capabilities in the UK and Europe. Macquarie’s cash equities team in Europe includes more than 70 research analysts covering over 400 companies and is part of the eighth largest equities research platform in the world with more than 2700* stocks under coverage.

About Macquarie
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services acting on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world.

Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs approximately 14,600 people and had assets under management of £197bn (€221bn) at 31 March 2010.

Macquarie Capital comprises Macquarie Group's corporate advisory, capital markets, underwriting and wholesale structuring capabilities. It provides a breadth of services including specialist capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and corporate restructuring advice, equity and debt capital markets, corporate broking, private equity placements and principal products. In Europe, Macquarie Capital’s head office is in London, with offices in Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, Paris and Stockholm.

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Karen Smith
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
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