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Ann Flynn Joins Fitch Ratings As Senior Director In Tax-Supported Group.

NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings announces that Ann Flynn has joined the Tax-Supported team as a senior director reporting to Amy Laskey, managing director in Fitch's Public Finance group. Ms. Flynn joins Fitch from RBC Capital Markets where she was co-head of the New York Tax-Backed group and leader of the New England Tax-Backed group. Ms. Flynn's position is effective immediately and she is based in New York City.

'Ann's extensive and diverse experience in public finance is a true asset to our group,' said Mike Belsky, group managing director of Public Finance. 'Not only will her expertise in the tax-backed sector help maintain and enhance our relationships with local governments, she will also extend her duties to the education and nonprofit sectors as well, where she will help expand our position in these niche markets. Her experience is particularly valuable with the increased focus of underlying credit quality in the current market. We are very excited about Ann joining our team,' he said.

'We were fortunate to attract an analyst with Ann's comprehensive knowledge of our market,' said Amy Laskey. 'Her broad perspective enhances our already strong team.'

Prior to RBC Capital Markets, Ms. Flynn worked at the Office of the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey where she was the director of the Office of Public Finance. Previous to that, she was acting executive director and director of Project Management at the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority. Ms. Flynn also held positions at Moody's Investors Service, Commerce Capital Markets and Ryan, Beck & Company.

Ms. Flynn received a J.D. from Vermont Law School and a B.A. from Skidmore College. She holds NASD Series 63, 53 and 52 securities licenses and is on the Board of Trustees for Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA.

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