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Guggenheim Partners Expands Senior Leadership in Guggenheim Securities

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm with more than $240 billion1 in assets under management, announced today that it has named Gerald Donini and Mark Van Lith as Co-Chief Executive Officers of Guggenheim Securities, expanding the leadership in its investment banking and capital markets business.

"Guggenheim Securities has grown rapidly and, in a relatively short time, established itself as a trusted advisor to businesses worldwide," said Alan Schwartz, Executive Chairman of Guggenheim Partners and Chairman of Securities. "Jerry's and Mark's shared client focus, their ability to collaborate productively, and their long track records of delivering results will allow us to build on the success of recent years and extend our growth for many more to come."

Mark Walter, CEO of Guggenheim Partners, said, "Guggenheim Securities is fortunate to have two seasoned professionals in Jerry and Mark to lead this business. Alan and I look forward to seeing this business continue to grow under Jerry and Mark, and deliver exceptional service to our clients."

Mr. Donini joined Guggenheim in September 2014 from Barclays Capital, where he served as Chief Operating Officer of the bank's global corporate and investment banking business. He previously served as Global Head of Equities at Barclays and Lehman Brothers, serving on the Executive Committees of both firms.

Mr. Van Lith joined Guggenheim in October 2009 from J.P. Morgan, where he served as Co-Head of Media Investment Banking. Prior to that, he served as Head of Media Investment Banking at Bear Stearns.

"We are excited to guide Guggenheim Securities through its next period of growth," said Messrs. Donini and Van Lith. "Our integrated approach to our advisory and financing capabilities has positioned us well to continue that expansion. This approach will always be rooted in our commitment as a differentiated solutions provider to lead with innovative ideas and maintain an unwavering client focus."

About Guggenheim Securities

Guggenheim Securities is the investment banking and capital markets business of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm. Guggenheim Securities offers a full range of services that fall into four broad categories: Advisory, Sales and Trading, Financing, and Research. Guggenheim Securities is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

About Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $240 billion1 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 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. We invite you to learn more about our expertise and values by visiting GuggenheimPartners.com and following us on Twitter at twitter.com/guggenheimptnrs.

1. Assets under management are as of 6.30.2015 and include consulting services for clients whose assets are valued at approximately $49bn.

CONTACT: Media Contact Sitrick And Company Mike Sitrick Mike_Sitrick@Sitrick.com Seth Lubove Slubove@sitrick.com 212-573-6100 310-788-2850Source:Guggenheim Securities