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June 8, 2004

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company Announces Addition of Duff & Phelps Investment Banker John Tilson

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (“BGL”) is pleased to announce that John R. Tilson has joined the firm’s Chicago office as Director.

Tilson joins BGL from Duff & Phelps Investment Banking group in Chicago where he was responsible for all investment banking relationships in a six state region focusing on M&A transactions in manufacturing, business-to-business services, branded products and value-added distribution.

“I was attracted to BGL based on their commitment to quality execution through a deep bench of experienced, dedicated professionals,” said Tilson. “I believe BGL has the fastest growing, quality-focused brand in middle market investment banking.”

Scott H. Lang, Senior Managing Director and Principal said, “We are fortunate to be in a position to attract top caliber investment bankers like John. John brings a wealth of experience that complements our existing capabilities and expertise.”

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Tilson served as director in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. He earned his M.B.A from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his B.S. from University of Illinois.

BGL’s growth story continues. Joining the Cleveland office are John J. Nestor (“Jack”) as Associate and Benjamin W. Martz as Analyst. Nestor joins BGL after earning his M.B.A from The University of Michigan Business School. Martz recently received his B.S. in Finance from Case Western Reserve University.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving middle market companies and their owners throughout the U.S. and internationally. BGL’s professionals are experts in mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity placements, and financial restructurings, and were named 2003 U.S. Deal Makers of the Year by The Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor. BGL is the sole full partner representing the U.S. in the Global M&A Network, the world’s most active partnership of investment banking boutiques. For more information, please visit us at