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Miller Tabak Roberts Securities, LLC Hires 13 Institutional Salespeople and Traders and Launches Investment Grade Department

For Immediate Release

April 02, 2009

New York, NY – April 2, 2009.

 Miller Tabak Roberts Securities, LLC ("MTR") announced the further expansion of its High Yield Department with the addition of seven people to the institutional sales team, led by Michael Morriss and Jerry Connor who joined MTR from Banc of America Securities, where they were both Managing Directors in high yield sales, and previously from Morgan Stanley. Also joining the high yield sales team were Mitchell Weiman from Friedman Billings Ramsey, Michael Bruns from GFI Securities, Steven Patricola from Sailfish Capital, Eric Riffer from Citigroup and Marc Moser from Investec Ernst. Jeff Jones joins MTR from Barclays to trade high yield gaming and industrial credits.

 The convertible sales team added Lou D’Anella, who had been at Merrill Lynch.

 The Emerging Markets Department added Vincent Arrigali, as a trader from Standard Bank Securities. The Emerging Markets Department also added Luis Eguia in Dallas and Marisol Banuelos in Miami to the institutional sales team. Luis joins MTR from Merrill Lynch and Marisol joins from the Investment Placement Group.

 MTR launched the Investment Grade Department with the hiring of Lori Samuels and Bill McManus. Lori joins the firm from UBS where she was a veteran high grade salesperson, and Bill joins from Merrill Lynch.

 Chief Executive Officer Robert Schoenthal noted that "MTR continues to take advantage of opportunities to expand thoughtfully the business both in attracting outstanding personnel and in developing product lines that are complementary to our existing businesses. MTR is well capitalized, growing profitability, and building market share. Most importantly, we are strengthening our relationships with and helping to provide liquidity to our institutional customers."

 ABOUT THE FIRM:Miller Tabak Roberts Securities, LLC is a globally-focused brokerage firm specializing in institutional sales and trading of high yield, distressed, emerging market and investment grade debt, convertible securities, OTC, post-reorganization and emerging market equities, and preferred stock. Our distinguished team of analysts provides quality, independent fixed income and equity research. MTR is headquartered in New York City and has branch offices in Dallas and Miami. More information can be found at


 CONTACT: Joel E. Miller or Robert Schoenthal, 212.867.7959

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