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Ruy Halffter Joins Evercore Casa de Bolsa as Head of the Equity Capital Markets Group

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Evercore Casa de Bolsa SA de CV is pleased to announce that Ruy Halffter has joined the Firm as Head of the Mexico Equity Capital Markets Group and will be based in Evercore’s office in Mexico City.

Mr. Halffter was most recently an Executive Director and Head of the Equity Capital Markets Group for BBVA Bancomer, in Mexico since 1999. Prior to that, he held different positions in the Investment Banking area of BBVA Bancomer, including Director of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, and Director of the Credit Research and Product Design department. Mr. Halffter has over 25 years of experience in public equity offerings in Mexico, and is very knowledgeable of the Mexican capital markets. He has an excellent reputation in the Mexican financial community, and has participated in over 30 offerings, leading the Global Coordinator role in a large number of them. Mr. Halffter’s most relevant transactions include the IPOs of Lala, IEnova, Cultiba, Santander, Banregio, OHL, Chedraui, and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores; the equity follow-ons of Actinver, Banorte (1st FO), OMA, Inbursa, OHL, Mexichem, M’edica Sur, Banorte (2nd FO), SARE, CEMEX, and ICA; and equity offerings of structured instruments (Fibras and CKDs) including Fibra Uno (1st and 2nd FOs), Fibra Danhos, Fibra Hotel (IPO and 1st FO), and Fibra Macquarie.

Pedro Aspe, Evercore Mexico’s CEO and Evercore’s Co-Chairman, said, “We are extremely pleased that Ruy has joined us to further strengthen our capital markets team. The Mexican capital market is expected to continue to grow as seen in recent years, supported by the entrance of issuers seeking to benefit from the structural reforms. Ruy’s extensive experience, broad network of relationships, and his reputation for integrity and providing sound, objective advice to some of the most notable companies in Mexico, will make him an integral member of our team. Furthermore, the timing of this hire could not have been better given the acquisition of the International Strategy and Investment group to create Evercore ISI, the second largest independent equity research, sales and agency platform in the U.S. We believe that Ruy’s joining our team in Mexico, combined with Evercore’s growing capital markets capabilities in the U.S. and the formation of Evercore ISI, will boost our participation in the capital markets in Mexico and will strengthen the quality and excellence of our services.”

Ruy Halffter said, “I am excited about joining Evercore and continuing to build on the capital markets team’s capabilities. There are and there will be important opportunities in the Mexican capital markets, and I look forward to contributing to further strengthen Evercore Casa de Bolsa’s capital markets platform.”

Mr. Halffter has a degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnol’ogico Aut’onomo de M’exico and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Northwestern University.

About Evercore

Evercore is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality equity research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. Evercore’s Investment Management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from 28 offices in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at www.evercore.com.

Evercore Casa de Bolsa has client’s assets under management that amount to $35 billion Mexican Pesos (or approximately US$2.6 billion) and has participated as lead bookrunner in several IPOs and FOs of Fibras. Evercore Casa de Bolsa has offices in Mexico City and Monterrey.

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