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George Foussianes, Veteran JPMorgan, HSBC and Goldman Banker, Joins Foros as a Senior Advisor

NEW YORK, NY, January 21, 2016 – Foros announced today that George Foussianes has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. George is a 28-year investment banking industry veteran, with extensive experience in M&A, corporate finance and debt and equity capital markets, advising clients across industries. Over the course of his career, George has built and run businesses for JPMorgan Chase & Co, HSBC Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Prior to joining Foros, George founded and led the mid-cap investment banking business at JPMorgan from 2011 to 2014. Previously, George served as Global Head of Consumer/Retail Investment Banking Coverage and Global Co-Head of the Financial Sponsor Coverage Group. Prior to joining JPMorgan, George was Head of Global Banking and Chairman, Americas at HSBC from 2005 to 2007. Prior to joining HSBC, George was a Managing Director in the Industrials/Natural Resources Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he began his investment banking career in 1988. Key advisory relationships have included The Home Depot, Jarden, Pearson plc and Bass Pro Shops.

Before attending business school, George played first and third base in the minor leagues with the Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers organizations.

George resides in Short Hills, NJ. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Management, Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

“I am thrilled that George has joined Foros and I look forward to partnering with him in advising our clients,” said Jean Manas, Chief Executive Officer. “I have known and worked with George for two decades and I know he is the embodiment of our core values: superior advice delivered with absolute integrity and in a spirit of full commitment to and partnership with clients.”

Mr. Foussianes said: “I am excited to be joining Foros to help Jean continue to grow the firm by delivering differentiated advice. Jean and I have collaborated closely over the years and I am delighted that we have this opportunity to continue that partnership.”

About Foros:

Foros is a premier financial and M&A advisory firm headquartered in New York City. Foros has an unrelenting focus on premier advice, developed rigorously and delivered with integrity, and an unwavering commitment to the success of its clients. Since its founding in 2009, Foros has served 43 clients, advising on 51 announced transactions with over $50 billion in transaction value.

For additional information about Foros, please visit www.forosgroup.com.

Media Contacts:

Tricia Gross
Foros
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Paul Verbinnen
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