LONDON, September 14, 2016

Evercore announced today that Cyrille Cotte will be joining the Firm’s Investment Banking business later this month as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group in London, where he will predominantly focus on advising clients in the UK and European Insurance sector.

Cyrille was most recently a Director in the EMEA Financial Institutions Group of Citigroup in London, having previously worked for Macquarie, Fox-Pitt, Kelton and Ernst & Young in London and Paris. With over 15 years of investment banking, capital raising and transaction advisory experience in the financial institution sector, Cyrille has advised on a broad range of strategic and cross-border transactions for leading European insurance and banking clients including Aegon, Allianz, Aviva, Axa, Dexia, Fortis, KBC and Zurich. In addition, Cyrille also brings extensive experience in the fast growing pension buyout sector in the UK where he has advised Metlife on the sale of its pension buyout business to Rothesay, Aegon on the sale of its $12bn block of annuities and Legend Holding from China on its acquisition of a stake in Pension Insurance Corporation.

Andrew Sibbald, Chief Executive of European Investment Banking at Evercore, commented, “Cyrille combines strong technical expertise and sectoral knowledge with broad experience of advisory and capital raising transactions for insurance clients throughout the UK and Europe. We are delighted that he is joining Evercore, where he will further strengthen our very successful global insurance advisory practice.”

Cyrille Cotte commented: “The Financial Institutions Group at Evercore has an unrivalled track record and a strong reputation for unbiased strategic and financial advice. I am very much looking forward to working with my new partners.”

Mr. Cotte has a Master in Management from EDHEC Business School in Lille, France

About Evercore

Established in 1995, Evercore is a leading global independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore advises a diverse set of investment banking clients on a wide range of transactions and issues and provides institutional investors with high quality equity research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. The Firm also offers investment management services to high net worth and institutional investors. With 28 offices in North America, Europe, South America and Asia, Evercore has the scale and strength to serve clients globally through a focused and tailored approach designed to meet their unique needs.