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Citigate Sard Verbinnen Elects Hugh L. Burns as a Managing Director and Partner.

NEW YORK -- Citigate Sard Verbinnen, a leading financial communications firm with offices in New York and Chicago, today announced that it has elected Hugh L. Burns a Managing Director and a Partner of the firm. Mr. Burns has also served as the firm's General Counsel since 2002.

"We are very pleased to add an individual with Hugh's talent and experience to our management team," said George Sard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Sard added, "Since joining us four year ago, Hugh has helped to build and strengthen the firm both through his exemplary client counsel and service, and through his non-client work, including serving as General Counsel, on behalf of the firm as a whole."

"We look forward to Hugh's continued counsel and contributions as we continue to grow the firm, enhance our franchise and broaden our management group in the coming years," added Paul Verbinnen, President.

Hugh Burns joined Citigate Sard Verbinnen in 2000 from Latham & Watkins, where he was a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department, focused on securities, international and complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Prior to that, he was an Associate in the Litigation Department of Sullivan & Cromwell. Hugh holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law.

Founded in 1992, Citigate Sard Verbinnen is a financial communications firm. It provides strategic corporate, financial and crisis communications counsel and services to clients including Fortune 500 corporations, smaller public companies, financial and professional service firms, privately held entities and high-profile individuals. Since 2000, the firm has been part of London-based Incepta Group plc, which offers global public and investor relations services under the Citigate brand as well as specialized business intelligence, advertising, marketing, and technology capabilities in major world markets.
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