Ipreo hires top industry player to head up Asia-Pacific, announces launch of corporate governance services in the region

Justin Reynolds joins as MD of APAC to drive growth across all business lines and launch corporate governance, proxy and tender solicitation services for issuers and banks across Japan, Greater China, Australasia and SE Asia

London & Hong Kong – October 13, 2009 – Ipreo, leading global provider of market intelligence and productivity software to investment banks and corporations, announced its hire of Justin Reynolds – a veteran advisor to both the corporate and capital markets communities in Europe, Asia, and Africa – to head up its entire Asia-Pacific operations. In addition to running and expanding Ipreo’s existing capital markets and corporate business lines throughout the region, Reynolds will also be focusing on providing corporate governance and investor outreach services to Ipreo’s corporate and investment banking clients throughout the region.

Reynolds has worked in the fields of Corporate Governance, Director Remuneration and Shareholder Voting throughout EUMESA and APAC for over 13 years. He comes to Ipreo from Sodali Ltd, a consulting firm in Corporate Governance and Shareholder Transactions in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, where he led Business Development, Strategic Partnerships and Governance Consulting. Prior to Sodali, Reynolds was a Director at RiskMetrics Group, ISS Governance Services Corporate business, advising corporate issuers on environmental, social and governance related equity and debt risk. His extensive experience also includes stints at Mourant (in equity compensation), and Georgeson (in proxy solicitation), where he was instrumental in the founding of the Sydney and Johannesburg offices.

“Justin’s combination of industry expertise and regional operations management experience make him an ideal leader for our Asia-Pacific operations,” said Paul Lucas, EVP & MD of International Operations for Ipreo. “I’m confident that he will be a driving force in our continued efforts to provide industry-leading services to this region.”

“I’m delighted to be joining Ipreo and look forward to helping develop Ipreo’s business and relationships within the Asia-Pacific region, working with the talented team Ipreo already has in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Australasia,” said Reynolds. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with such a powerful offering in the Asian and Pacific markets.”

Reynolds will join Ipreo as of November 1, 2009 and will be based in Ipreo’s Hong Kong office. He will be responsible for the continued growth and enhancement of Ipreo’s current business lines- which include deal execution software and other new issuance services for a number of leading investment banks, and market intelligence, shareholder ID, and buy-side data (Bigdough) to several hundred corporate issuers.

One of the most significant new initiatives Reynolds will lead will be the launch of Ipreo’s corporate governance services into the Asia-Pacific region, which will consist of a complete, end-to-end proxy solicitation service, including shareholder identification, voting behavior analysis, communication campaign, vote monitoring, and corporate governance guidance.

“There is a real need for a more reliable proxy solution in this market,” said Lucas. “The strength of Ipreo’s global shareholder identification and analytics services puts us in a unique position to provide superior governance services to the corporate community in this region.”

About Ipreo

Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. By combining state-of-the-art new issuance systems with the premier global financial and investor data, Ipreo enables our capital markets clients to execute deals more efficiently, maximizing time and resources. Our applications include end-to-end bookbuilding systems, roadshow & conference management platforms, and electronic document delivery. Additionally, Ipreo’s suite of investor prospecting and CRM solutions offers the most accurate and comprehensive institutional contacts data and profiles in the industry. Ipreo is the only financial services provider to offer solutions across all asset classes for the Equity, Fixed Income, Municipal, and Syndicated Loan markets. Ipreo is a KKR portfolio company with nearly 700 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world. For more information, please go to www.ipreo.com.

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