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Guggenheim Securities Hires Robert Bayer to Expand Industrials Practice

NEW YORK, Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, announced today that Robert Bayer will join as a Senior Managing Director in the industrials investment banking group. Mr. Bayer will focus on advising companies in the paper, packaging, and forest products sectors and will commence work at Guggenheim in November.

"We are pleased to welcome Robert to Guggenheim,” said Mark Van Lith, Co-CEO and Head of Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities. "Robert's idea-driven approach and client-focused orientation reflect our culture of creativity and collaboration. His deep knowledge of and relationships within the paper, packaging, and forest products sectors will complement our industrials team."

Mr. Bayer will join from Jefferies Group, where he most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Packaging, Paper & Forest Products. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry and previously held the same position at Merrill Lynch. Prior to his time in investment banking, Mr. Bayer was an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch, TD Securities, and JP Morgan.

Mr. Bayer earned his B.S. in finance and accounting from Drexel University. He will be based in Guggenheim’s New York Office.

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 6.30.2016 and include consulting services for clients whose assets are valued at approximately $57bn.

Media Contact Ellen Cunningham Guggenheim Partners 212.518.9578 Ellen.N.Cunningham@GuggenheimPartners.com

Source:Guggenheim Securities