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UBS hires M&A banker Pierpaolo DiStefano

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UBS Investment Bank announced today that it has hired Pierpaolo DiStefano to join its Mergers and Acquisitions franchise.

Pierpaolo DiStefano joins UBS Investment Bank from Merrill Lynch as a Managing Director and will start in June 2005. Based in London, he will focus on Southern European M&A. Over the past 12 years he has worked extensively on some of the largest and most complex Italian M&A transactions.

DiStefano will report into Piero Novelli, Head of European M&A who joined in September 2004, also from Merrill Lynch.

Commenting on the appointment Novelli said: "We are delighted that Pierpaolo is joining UBS Investment Bank. His extensive experience and remarkable transaction track record will further enhance our Italian investment banking franchise under the leadership of Alessandro Foti and Roberto Isolani, which was also recently boosted by the return of Diego Pignatelli. We are sure Pierpaolo will be a tremendous asset to the team."

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