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Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Announces That Lewis Kaufman Has Joined The Firm

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Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) announced today that Lewis Kaufman has joined the firm to start a new investment team. The new team will be the firm’s seventh autonomous investment team.

At Artisan Partners Mr. Kaufman will manage a developing world strategy that the firm is targeting to launch in mid-2015. Mr. Kaufman will have the flexibility to build a team to assist him in the management of the strategy in a way that will support his unique investment beliefs.

Mr. Kaufman has 15 years of industry experience and 8 years of portfolio management experience including the last 5 overseeing a developing world strategy. Mr. Kaufman has a bachelor’s degree in English from Colgate University and Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.

Eric Colson, Artisan’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “The secular development of developing economies and their consumer class continues to be tremendous. Those trends have created strong ongoing demand from sophisticated investors for high quality investment offerings. Lewis has a highly differentiated approach and operates with high degrees of investment freedom. He is a high conviction investor and has a well-defined philosophy. He is a natural fit within our business model. We are excited to have Lewis join our firm and look forward to working with him to develop a strong franchise.”

About Artisan Partners

Artisan Partners is a global investment management firm that provides a broad range of high value-added investment strategies in growing asset classes to sophisticated clients around the world. Since 1994, the firm has been committed to attracting experienced, disciplined investment professionals to manage client assets. Artisan Partners currently has six autonomous investment teams that oversee fourteen distinct U.S., non-U.S. and global investment strategies. Each strategy is offered through multiple investment vehicles to accommodate a broad range of client mandates. The firm’s principal offices are located in Milwaukee, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Kansas City and London.

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