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Ryan Lawlor Joins Hilco Global as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryan Lawlor joins Hilco Global as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for the financial services holding company which specializes in helping companies maximize the value of their assets. Mr. Lawlor will fill the position that had been previously held by Ian Fredericks who has taken a new position at Hilco Merchant Resources.

In the AGC role, Mr. Lawlor will be responsible for handling in-house corporate legal matters as well as specific business transactions and deals that require counsel at one of the 20+ operating companies within the Hilco Global portfolio. The AGC position reports directly to Eric Kaup the Executive Vice President – General Counsel at the holding company.

Eric Kaup, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hilco Global said "we are very fortunate to have added such a high caliber attorney to the Hilco Global team." Kaup continued, "Ryan's knowledge of the law and hands on transaction experience will serve all of our operating companies and their clients extremely well".

Mr. Lawlor has extensive experience practicing law as a highly respected attorney from Bryan Cave, where he had been representing and advising a range of clients including lenders, buyers and sellers in Article 9 sales, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and sales pursuant to Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. To date, his focus has been on distressed asset sales and mergers and acquisitions deals, and recently included legal work for Hilco on the RG Steel Mill/Sparrows Point Terminal transaction.

Kaup continued, "As an attorney, Ryan has built an outstanding reputation for delivering maximum value in the most efficient manner for all of his clients." Prior to his previous role at Bryan Cave which began in 2011, Mr. Lawlor practiced at the Chicago office of Vedder Price where he worked on corporate restructuring and litigation. He began his legal career in 2002 at Dickinson Wright, a law firm in Detroit, Michigan.

Mr. Lawlor received his Doctor of Law (J.D.) from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Michigan State University in 1999.

Ian Fredericks the previous AGC at the holding company is staying with the Hilco organization, having recently been promoted to the position of SVP Strategic Growth – Client Development and General Counsel for one of its business units - Hilco Merchant Resources. Mr. Fredericks joined Hilco Global from Skadden-Arps in 2011, where he served in the corporate restructuring group

About Hilco Global: Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com) is an independent and diversified financial services company and the world's preeminent authority on maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies. Hilco Global operates as the holding company comprised of over twenty specialized business units that work to help companies understand the value of their assets and then monetize that value. Often, Hilco Global acts as an advisor to provide consultative services in all aspects of the asset management process. Hilco Global has a successful 28-year track record of acting as an advisor, agent, investor and/or principal in any transaction. Hilco Global works to deliver the best possible result by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal. Hilco Global is based in Northbrook, Illinois and has 500 professionals operating on five continents.





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CONTACT: Gary C. Epstein Executive Vice President - CMO 847-418-2712 gepstein@hilcoglobal.com www.hilcoglobal.com

Source: Hilco Global