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MKP Capital Management announces principal appointments and sale of passive, minority interest

Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update: MKP Capital Management, L.L.C., a diversified alternative asset manager, today announced the promotions of Jason Bonanca, Head of Strategy and Research, Henry Lee, Chief Risk Officer, and Richard Lightburn, Senior Portfolio Manager, from Partners to Managing Members. All three new Members have been long-term contributors to MKP’s management team. The formal elevation of Messrs. Bonanca, Lee and Lightburn is a part of MKP’s long-term strategy to build and secure the next generation of leadership that will enhance the Firm’s foundation and future growth.

“MKP’s long-term approach includes a formal process to cultivate, mentor and elevate the next generation of leaders,” said Patrick McMahon, MKP’s Founder and CEO. “This process has resulted in the development of a stronger leadership team at MKP. Jason, Henry and Richard’s appointments reinforce our efforts to build a world class investment management firm.”

The three new Managing Members join existing Members: Mr. McMahon, Anthony Lembke, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Thomas DeVita, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

MKP also announced the sale of a passive, non-voting, minority stake in the Firm to Dyal Capital Partners, a permanent capital vehicle affiliated with Neuberger Berman Group LLC. This new relationship, coupled with the elevation of new Members, allows MKP to broaden employee ownership and long-term leadership, as well as develop stronger relationships with Dyal’s institutional clients.

“Partnering with MKP aligns Dyal with what we view as one of today’s preeminent hedge fund managers,” Michael Rees, Senior Portfolio Manager for Dyal Capital Partners, said. “We believe that MKP has become best-in-class because of their highly experienced management team, their 17-year track record and the diversity of their product platform. We look forward to a long-termrelationship of continued success.”

As part of thetransaction, the after-tax proceeds have been reinvested in MKP’s three commingled strategies.

Dyal Capital Partners has no control on the investment process or day-to-day operations at MKP.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MKP was advised by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Dyal was advised by Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

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