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Global Finance names the World’s Best Investment Banks 2010

New York, April 19, 2010 — Global Finance announces its selection of the World’s Best Investment Banks 2010 to be published in its June 2010 issue.

Global Finance editors, with input from industry experts, used a series of criteria to arrive at their selections. These included market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation. Deals announced or completed in the last three quarters of 2009 or the first quarter of 2010 were considered.

“The last 12 months were decidedly mixed for investment bankers,” said Global Finance publisher Joseph D. Giarraputo. “But many institutions continue to provide the best possible services to their clients, and we salute them.”

For editorial information please contact: Dan Keeler, Editor, email: dan@gfmag.com

GLOBAL AWARDS
Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan
Best Equity Bank J.P. Morgan
Best Debt Bank J.P. Morgan
Best M&A; Bank Morgan Stanley
Best Up-and-Comer GulfMerger
Most Creative Bank of America Merrill Lynch

SECTORS
Consumer Lazard
Financial Institutions Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Health Care Barclays Capital
Infrastructure Scotia Capital
Industrial/Chemicals J.P. Morgan
Media/Entertainment Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Metals & Mining BMO Capital Markets
Oil & Gas Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Power Morgan Stanley
Real Estate UBS Investement Bank
Technology

Barclays Capital

Telecom Credit Suisse

REGIONAL AWARDS
NORTH AMERICA
Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan
Best Equity Bank J.P. Morgan
Best Debt Bank J.P. Morgan
Best M&A; Bank Morgan Stanley
WESTERN EUROPE
Best Investment Bank Deutsche Bank
Best Equity Bank J.P. Morgan
Best Debt Bank Deutsche Bank
Best M&A; Bank Morgan Stanley
ASIA
Best Investment Bank Morgan Stanley
Best Equity Bank UBS Investement Bank
Best Debt Bank Nomura
Best M&A; Bank Morgan Stanley
CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE
Best Investment Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best Equity Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best Debt Bank J.P. Morgan
Best M&A; Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
NORDIC
Best Investment Bank Handelsbanken Capital Markets
Best Equity Bank Handelsbanken Capital Markets
Best Debt Bank DnB NOR
Best M&A; Bank Rothschild
LATIN AMERICA
Best Investment Bank Citi
Best Equity Bank Citi
Best Debt Bank Citi
Best M&A; Bank BTG Pactual
MIDDLE EAST
Best Investment Bank SambaCapital
Best Equity Bank SambaCapital
Best Debt Bank HSBC
Best M&A; Bank UBS Investment Bank
AFRICA
Best Investment Bank Standard Bank
Best Equity Bank RMB Morgan Stanley
Best Debt Bank Standard Bank
Best M&A; Bank J.P. Morgan

COUNTRY AWARDS
NORTH AMERICA
Canada Scotia Capital
United States J.P. Morgan
EUROPE
France BNP Paribas
Germany Deutsche Bank
Italy Mediobanca
Netherlands ING
Portugal Caixa BI
Russia Troika Dialog
Spain Santander
Switzerland Credit Suisse
Turkey Garanti Securities
United Kingdom Barclays Capital
ASIA
Australia UBS Investment Bank
China/Hong Kong

China International

Capital Corporation (CICC)

India Kotak Mahindra Bank
Indonesia Mandiri Sekuritas
Japan Nomura
South Korea Samsung Securities
Taiwan Fubon Financial Holding
LATIN AMERICA
Argentina Citi
Brazil BTG Pactual
Mexico Citi
MIDDLE EAST
Bahrain Unicorn Investment Bank
Egypt EFG-Hermes
Israel HSBC Bank
Jordan Arab Bank
Kuwait NBK Capital
Lebanon BankMed
Oman BankMuscat
Qatar QNB Capital
Saudi Arabia SambaCapital
United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Investment

Company (Invest AD)

AFRICA
Nigeria Standard Bank
South Africa Standard Bank

LEGAL ADVISERS
Global Skadden
North America Skadden
Western Europe Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Asia Baker & McKenzie
Central & Eastern Europe Clifford Chance
Latin America Pinheiro Neto Advogado
Mddle East & Africa

Shearman & Sterling

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Best Equity Deal

Lead underwriters

Lloyd's Banking Group

$22.5 billion rights issue

Bank of America Merril Lynch, UBS Investment Bank,

Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and J.P. Morgan Cazenova

Best Debt Deal

Lead Managers

$7 Billion Qatar bond

Credit Suisse, QNB Capital,Barclays Capital,

Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan

Best M&A; Deal

Berkshire Hathaway-Burlington

Northern Santa Fe

Advising target Goldman Sachs