News 21 Apr. 2008

Curtis Partner Tom Mackay to Serve as UK Representative to Newly Formed EuropeanIssuers Legal Committee

April 21, 2008, New York, NY

— Tom Mackay, partner in the London office of the international law firm, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Curtis), has been invited to serve as the UK representative on the legal committee of the newly formed organization EuropeanIssuers.

EuropeanIssuers is the first pan-European organization promoting the interests of issuing companies. The organization came into being when EALIC, the European Association of Listed Companies, and UNIQUE, the Union of Quoted Companies, joined forces last month. The markets covered by EuropeanIssuers count some 9,200 public companies with a combined market value of some 8,500 billion.

Tom Mackay said 'The group provides a forum for European issuers to debate issues and to thrash out workable positions based on a better understanding of each country's concerns. The group engages in discussion with the EU authorities (e.g., Commission, Parliament, Council) and with international and other bodies including the SEC. Now that the associations looking after the interests of quoted companies have come together across Europe, the Committee will be a real force in Brussels helping to shape European financial services and company law. It is exciting to be part of that Committee.'

Mr. Mackay attended the inaugural meeting of EuropeanIssuers on April 9, 2008 in Brussels.