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William Wilson Joins UBS Investment Bank's Leveraged Captial Markets Group

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UBS announced today that William Wilson has joined UBS Investment Bank as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Capital Markets group, focusing on U.S. high yield origination. Wilson is based in Stamford and reports to Brendan Connolly, Leveraged Capital Markets Group Head.

Wilson joins UBS from Bear Stearns, where he was a Senior Managing Director in the High Yield Group and led their efforts in European and international leveraged finance. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Wilson was a Managing Director in both the investment banking and high yield capital markets groups at Credit Suisse in New York and London. Previously, he was in the Financial Sponsors Group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.

"In these dynamic markets it is essential to be able to offer our clients a depth of product experience in addition to a full breadth of sector coverage," said Connolly. "The appointment of a career leveraged finance professional like William underscores our commitment to expanding our capabilities in this strategic product area."

Wilson holds an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, England and a Masters of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning international client base. Its business, global in scale, is focused on growth. As an integrated firm, UBS creates added value for clients by drawing on the combined resources and expertise of all its businesses.

UBS is the leading global wealth manager, a top tier investment banking and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with about 39% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe and 10% in Asia Pacific. UBS's financial businesses employ some 80,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).


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New York, August 6, 2007