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Monday, March 02, 2009

Ex-Eaton Vance Chief Signs On with a Private Equity Firm

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Former Eaton Vance chairman and CEO Jim Hawkes, who retired from the Boston-based company in the fall of 2007, is now an adviser to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Hawkes will focus on evaluating investment opportunities in the financial services sector.
Company Press Release

NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice today announced that veteran investment management firm executive James B. Hawkes has become an advisor to the Firm. Mr. Hawkes will focus on the evaluation of investment opportunities in the financial services sector.

In a 37-year career at Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV), Mr. Hawkes served in numerous senior executive roles, including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Hawkes is Chairman Emeritus of the asset manager and serves on the board of directors of Central Park Group, an investment advisory firm, and E-TrolZ, a manufacturer of signal acquisition and data management products for medical devices.

CD&R's full-time operating partners and advisors have held senior leadership positions in major global corporations across a range of industries. Members of CD&R's advisor group work actively with the Firm on sourcing and evaluating new transactions, as well as providing strategic insights related to CD&R portfolio company matters.

About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. is a private equity firm with an investment strategy predicated on producing superior financial returns through building stronger, more profitable businesses. The Firm's professionals include a combination of financial and operating executives. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $12 billion in 43 U.S. and European businesses -- mostly subsidiaries or divisions of large multi-business corporations -- representing a broad range of industries with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $65 billion and revenues of over $85 billion. The Firm is based in New York and London. www.cdr-inc.com.

Edited by: Armie Margaret Lee

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