October 17, 2005

Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown announces additional new hires to Atlanta office

Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, the U.S. Private Client Services (PCS) division of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., today announced several new hires in its Atlanta office. Barry Sobel and Susan Thornton have been named Directors and Client Advisors, and Tony Pruitt has been named a Vice President and Client Advisor in PCS. They are based in Atlanta and report to Don Milich, Managing Director and Atlanta Branch Office Manager. Sobel and Pruitt are responsible for significant High Net Worth investors and select Middle Market institutional clients, focusing on equity, fixed income and structured solutions for sophisticated investors. Thornton is responsible for servicing fixed income portfolios for high net worth, ultra-high net worth, and select institutional accounts.

Sobel, Thornton and Pruitt join Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown from A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Sobel and Thornton were most recently Senior Vice Presidents and Financial Consultants. Pruitt was a Financial Consultant and Accredited Asset Management Specialist.

"Barry, Susan and Tony are prime examples of the talent that Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown is attracting due to our commitment to excellent client service and our strong global presence, balance sheet and product capabilities," said John Dudzik, Managing Director and Head of Branch Management. "We look forward to their contribution to our team of experienced profe ssionals."

"As we continue to expand Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, these hires will prove to be a tremendous addition and further advance our capabilities ," said Corky Crozier, Head of Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. "The Atlanta region is an important market for Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown and these appointments show our commitment to servicing our clients in this area."

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Michele Agostinho-Allison
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