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Edward Eyerman

Managing Director, Head of European Leveraged Finance at Fitch Ratings

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Edward Eyerman leads a team of 18 analysts thatrates over 300 leveraged transactions and produces timely reports and commentary on leveraged product and market developments. Prior to assuming management of Fitch’s European leveraged finance practice in 2005, Ed published special reports and commentary on developments in the European credit markets for the European corporates group. He is the author of numerous reports on creditor rights, inter-creditor arrangements, and the changing role of public and private credit markets in European corporatefinance. In January 2006, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the European High Yield Association, a forum of the Bond Markets Association .Prior to joining Fitch in April 2003, Ed was an investment banker in Credit Suisse First Boston’s European acquisition and leveraged finance and telecommunications groups. From 1997 to 1998, Ed was in the European high-yield origination and credit research groups at Deutsche Bank. He also worked for Merrill Lynch in New York from 1994 to 1997 as an associate in the corporate bond research department covering Yankee bond issuers. Ed holds a BA in history from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York.