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UBS Investment Bank Enhances US Equities Research With The Hiring of Two Senior Analysts

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UBS Investment Bank announced today that Don Carson and Marc Goodman have joined US Equities Research as Managing Directors in the Industrials and Healthcare sectors, respectively. Carson will cover Agricultural, Commodity, and Specialty Chemicals. Goodman will cover Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Generics. Carson and Goodman are based in New York and report to David Bleustein, Head of US Equities Research.

"Providing our clients with integrated, full-service solutions is the hallmark of US Equities Research," said David Bleustein, Head of US Equities Research. "We are excited to welcome Don and Marc to UBS. Their extensive knowledge and experience in their respective sectors strengthens UBS's already powerful research offering at a time when client demand for reliable research and creative thinking is intensifying."

Carson joins UBS from Merrill Lynch where he was a top-rated analyst, earning recognition as Institutional Investor's #1 ranked Chemicals analyst for the past six years. In addition, he ranked first in the 2008 Greenwich Research poll. Previously, Carson worked for JPMorgan.

Goodman joins UBS from Credit Suisse following 12 years at Morgan Stanley. Institutional Investor has recognized him as a top analyst for the last six consecutive years. In 2008, he ranked third team in the Healthcare/Specialty Pharma category.

Carson holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. Goodman earned his MBA from Ohio State and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Tufts University.

UBS Investment Bank Global Equities Research continues to win recognition around the world. For the eighth consecutive year, the firm was awarded top position in Institutional Investor's 2009 All-Europe Research Team survey, with 13 UBS teams voted number one in their sectors. UBS analysts were also recently recognized by StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company, as the most accurate in predicting the earnings of European companies in 2008.

UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning international client base. UBS is a leading global wealth manager, a leading global 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 over 50 countries, with about 38% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 15% in the rest of Europe and 13% in Asia Pacific. UBS employs more than 75,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).


Kelly Smith +1-212-882-5699

New York , February 25, 2009