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March 04, 2015

Guggenheim Securities Hires Veteran Analyst Matthew DiFrisco, Expanding Coverage of Consumer Sector

NEW YORK – Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, today announced the hiring of veteran equity analyst Matthew DiFrisco as a Director and senior equity analyst, covering the restaurant industry.

“Matt’s hire underlines our commitment to providing in-depth coverage of every sector we follow,” said Matthew Johnson, Senior Managing Director and Head of Equities at Guggenheim Securities. “His expertise will be an excellent addition to our growing team in the consumer sector, including John Heinbockel in Food & Drug Retail and Howard Tubin in Softlines Retail.”

“We are extremely pleased to have Matt on the Guggenheim team. He brings incremental and differentiated stock coverage to our consumer team as we continue the aggressive build-out of our fundamental footprint,” added John Hervey, Senior Managing Director and Director of Research at Guggenheim Securities. “This addition follows recent announcements in the TMT, energy, consumer, healthcare and financial sectors.”

Mr. DiFrisco has been covering the consumer sector for nearly 20 years on Wall Street, including the last 15 as a senior restaurant analyst. He was most recently with Buckingham Research Group and earlier had covered this sector for firms including Oppenheimer and Thomas Weisel Partners.

He graduated with a BA in Economics and Finance from Catholic University.

About Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $220 billion in assets under management. Across our three primary businesses of investment management, investment banking, and insurance services, we have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. With more than 2,500 professionals based in more than 25 offices around the world, our commitment is to advance the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity.

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