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Appointment of three Co-Heads of Investment Banking at UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking (MIB)


UniCredit announced today that Andreas Bohn, Bernhard Brinker and Piergiorgio Peluso have been appointed as Co-Heads of Investment Banking (IB) at UniCredit's Markets & Investment Banking Division (MIB), with immediate effect. They will become members of the MIB Executive Committee of UniCredit and will report directly to Theodor Weimer, Executive Chairman of Global Investment Banking.

Andreas Bohn will be responsible for the business lines Financing and Principal Investments within the IB area of UniCredit. Ronald Seilheimer will continue his role in MIB as Chairman of Principal Investments in UniCredit and as member of the MIB Executive Committee of UniCredit.

In UniCredit´s MIB Division Piergiorgio Peluso will be responsible for Investment Banking Italy while Bernhard Brinker will be responsible for Investment Banking Germany and Austria. Bernhard and Piergiorgio will have joint responsibility for the Financial Institutions Group.

Edoardo Spezzotti, Head of the MIB Division, commented: "These appointments will further enhance our Investment Banking organization and our ability to co-ordinate the cross-servicing of UniCredit Group's clients and promptly respond to their needs.

Theodor Weimer, Executive Chairman of UniCredit´s Global Investment Banking added: "The wealth of experience of Andreas, Bernhard and Piergiorgio will be a huge asset as we continue to fully exploit the potential of Investment Banking in UniCredit's core markets and deliver outstanding service to our clients."

Andreas Bohn joined UniCredit Group (former Bayerische Vereinsbank AG) in 1994. Three years later he was appointed Head of International Acquisition and Leveraged Finance. In April 2003 he became Co-Head of Leveraged and Structured Finance globally of HypoVereinsbank (HVB) and in 2005 he was appointed as a member of Divisional Board HVB Corporates & Markets and Global Head of Corporate & Structured Finance. After the integration of HVB in UniCredit Group in 2005, Andreas became Head of Global Financing within the Markets & Investment Banking Division of UniCredit Group.

Piergiorgio Peluso joined UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking in October 2007 as Head of Investment Banking Italy. In 2005 he was appointed Head of the Corporate Division of Capitalia. His responsibilities included the origination and coordination of the execution of all products versus large corporates and major clients of the public sector. In addition, Piergiorgio was responsible for the origination and execution of all investment banking products. Prior to that, Piergiorgio spent four years with Credit Suisse in the M&A and FIG department and five years with Mediobanca.

Bernhard Brinker joined UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking in November 2007 as a Senior Banker of Investment Banking Germany. Previously, Bernhard spent eleven years at McKinsey & Company, six years as a Partner. As a leader of McKinsey's Corporate Finance Practice in Germany and subsequently of the Corporate Finance Group of the European Banking Practice, he tailored Corporate Finance know-how to specific needs of Corporates and financial institutions. Bernhard has extensive international experience from his time at the New York Office of McKinsey & Company and from projects in the US, Continental and Eastern Europe, UK, Asia and Japan.

Munich, July 11, 2008

For more information please contact:
Claudia Bresgen
UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking
Tel. +49 (0) 89 378 25554

Notes for Editors

About UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking

UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking maintains one of the largest networks of all investment banks on the European continent and combines placement power with in-depth structuring know-how in the major markets as well as in the fast growing European emerging markets. Ranking among the top financial groups in Europe in terms of market capitalization, UniCredit Group serves over 40 million clients at 10,000 branches in 23 countries. Within the Group, the UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking Division is the competence centre for Global Financial Markets and Investment Banking Services.