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PROFESSOR EDWARD I. ALTMAN

is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at NYU Stern and the Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. He has been a visiting professor at the Hautes Etudes Commerciales and Universite de Paris-Dauphine in France, at the Pontificia Catolica Universidade in Rio de Janeiro, at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and CEMFI in Madrid. Professor Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988.

Professor Altman was named Laureate 1984 by the Hautes Etudes Commerciales Foundation in Paris and awarded the Graham & Dodd Scroll for 1985 by the Financial Analysts Federation and was named "Profesor Honorario" by the University of Buenos Aires in 1996. He is currently an advisor to the Centrale dei Bilanci in Italy and is also the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Turnaround Management Association. He received his MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2001, President of the Financial Management Association (2003) and a FMA Fellow in 2004. In 2005, Professor Altman was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by the Treasury & Risk Management magazine.

Professor Altman is one of the founders and an Executive Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and Advisory Editor of the John Wiley Frontiers in Finance Series. He has published or edited almost two-dozen books and more than 130 articles in scholarly finance, accounting and economic journals. He was the editor of the Handbook of Corporate Finance and the Handbook of Financial Markets and Institutions and the author of Distressed Securities, Managing Credit Risk and Bankruptcy, Credit Risk and High Yield Junk Bonds (2002), Recovery Risk (2005), Corporate Financial Distress & Bankruptcy (3rd ed., 2005) and Recovery Risk (2005).

Professor Altman's primary areas of research include bankruptcy analysis and prediction, credit and lending policies, risk management and regulation in banking, corporate finance and capital markets. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, the New York State Senate and several other government and regulatory organizations and is a Director

is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at NYU Stern and the Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. He has been a visiting professor at the Hautes Etudes Commerciales and Universite de Paris-Dauphine in France, at the Pontificia Catolica Universidade in Rio de Janeiro, at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and CEMFI in Madrid. Professor Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988.

Professor Altman was named Laureate 1984 by the Hautes Etudes Commerciales Foundation in Paris and awarded the Graham & Dodd Scroll for 1985 by the Financial Analysts Federation and was named "Profesor Honorario" by the University of Buenos Aires in 1996. He is currently an advisor to the Centrale dei Bilanci in Italy and is also the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Turnaround Management Association. He received his MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2001, President of the Financial Management Association (2003) and a FMA Fellow in 2004. In 2005, Professor Altman was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by the Treasury & Risk Management magazine.

Professor Altman is one of the founders and an Executive Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and Advisory Editor of the John Wiley Frontiers in Finance Series. He has published or edited almost two-dozen books and more than 130 articles in scholarly finance, accounting and economic journals. He was the editor of the Handbook of Corporate Finance and the Handbook of Financial Markets and Institutions and the author of Distressed Securities, Managing Credit Risk and Bankruptcy, Credit Risk and High Yield Junk Bonds (2002), Recovery Risk (2005), Corporate Financial Distress & Bankruptcy (3rd ed., 2005) and Recovery Risk (2005).

Professor Altman's primary areas of research include bankruptcy analysis and prediction, credit and lending policies, risk management and regulation in banking, corporate finance and capital markets. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, the New York State Senate and several other government and regulatory organizations and is a Director