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Thomas J. Weyl to Join National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. as Head of New Business Development

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National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation (National), an indirect subsidiary of MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) , today announced that Thomas J. Weyl will join the company as Managing Director and Head of New Business Development. Mr. Weyl will be responsible for leading National’s marketing and new business generation efforts in the U.S. public finance market. Mr. Weyl joins National from Barclays Capital Inc., where he served as Director of Municipal Research and was responsible for the municipal credit strategy and research efforts of the firm.

“We’re pleased to welcome Tom to the company at this critical time as we seek to reestablish National as a leader in the new business marketplace,” said Bill Fallon, National’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re confident that his background in the financial markets and extensive experience in the public finance sector will help us grow our insured portfolio while maintaining National’s pricing and credit standards.”

Prior to Barclays Capital, Mr. Weyl spent 16 years at Eaton Vance Management where he served as Director of Municipal Research. Earlier in his career, he held various positions at GE Capital, Van Kampen Merritt Investment Advisory Corp., MBIA and Smith Barney. Mr. Weyl has also served in a number of prominent industry roles, including Chairperson of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, the Investment Company Institute’s representative to the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council and as a member of the Society of Municipal Analysts. Mr. Weyl holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the State University of New York at Albany.

Mr. Weyl is expected to assume his position at National by the end of the year.

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National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation, headquartered in Purchase, New York is the world’s largest U.S. public finance-only financial guarantee insurance company, with offices in New York and San Francisco. Please visit National’s website at

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