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UBS Investment Bank Expands US Equities Research With New Communications Sector Team

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UBS Investment Bank announced today that it has hired a new team in the Communications sector, focusing on internet, interactive entertainment and related technology companies. Brian Pitz joins as an Executive Director and the team leader, Brian Fitzgerald as a Director, and Kaizad Gotla as an Associate Analyst. Fitzgerald and Gotla report to Pitz, who reports to John Hodulik, Managing Director and Sector Head of the Communications group.

"We are growing our considerable expertise in the Communications sector by adding these seasoned and talented analysts to the team," said David Bleustein, Head of US Equities Research. "Providing our clients with integrated, full-service solutions is the hallmark of UBS Equities Research, and strategic hires such as these allow UBS to maintain its position as a leading global Equities firm. We are excited to welcome these first-rate analysts to UBS."

Pitz most recently worked at Banc of America where he was the lead analyst covering Internet / E-Commerce, Online Advertising, and Marketing Service companies for the past three years. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Morgan Stanley as an analyst covering Internet and Applications Software companies. He earned his Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Villanova University.

Fitzgerald previously worked at Banc of America where he spent the past three years covering the Internet / Mobile Internet companies. Prior to that, he spent five years at Morgan Stanley as an analyst covering Internet and Software Applications. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematical economics and computer science engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and earned his MBA from New York University.

Gotla also joins UBS after spending three years at Banc of America where he covered Internet / Mobile Internet companies. Previously, he worked for Yahoo! in the global market research group and at Nielsen / NetRatings as a senior media analyst. He has a Bachelor's Degree in computer science from The College of Wooster.

About UBS

Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms. It serves a discerning, international client base with its wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses. 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).


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New York , May 12, 2009