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Ian Ferguson of Evercore Partners Leaves to Join Bank of America

October 11, 2011

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Ian Ferguson, a senior managing director at Evercore Partners Inc. in London, has left the independent advisory firm after three years to rejoin Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch.

Ferguson will join Bank of America, which acquired U.S. investment bank Merrill Lynch in 2008, as a managing director in U.K. investment banking at the beginning of next year, spokeswoman Victoria Garrod said in a telephone interview. He will report to Simon Mackenzie-Smith, chairman of U.K. corporate and investment banking.

Ferguson left Merrill Lynch to join Evercore in September 2007. He was head of defense and aerospace at Merrill Lynch.

Evercore was founded in 1996 in New York by Roger Altman former deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary. In August it acquired London-based advisory firm Lexicon Partners Ltd. Andrew Sibbald, chief executive officer of Evercore’s advisory unit in Europe, declined to comment.

--Editors: Jon Menon, Francis Harris

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