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Levine Leichtman Promotes Kaplan to MD, Deschner to Director

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said Wednesday that Ronnie Kaplan was promoted to MD of the Deep Value Fund. Peter Deschner was also named a Director of the fund. Levine Leichtman is a Los Angeles PE firm.

PRESS RELEASE

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles based private equity firm, today announced that Ronnie Kaplan has been promoted to Managing Director of the Deep Value Fund and Peter Deschner has been promoted to Director of the Deep Value Fund.

Mr. Kaplan joined LLCP as a director in 2010, bringing extensive expertise in analyzing distressed debt investments and executing restructuring transactions as a former partner at Wolf Point Capital and Vice President at PPM America.

Mr. Deschner joined LLCP in 2008 as an associate director focusing on origination and analysis of new investment opportunities, investment due diligence and monitoring of portfolio companies.  Prior to joining LLCP, Mr. Deschner worked as an associate at Oaktree Capital Management LP.

“Ronnie and Peter have been valuable additions to the Deep Value team and we are excited to promote them,” said Lauren Leichtman, LLCP’s co-founder. “Their extensive knowledge of the distressed debt market is a major factor in the success of our Deep Value Fund.”

Mr. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and is a CFA charter holder.

Mr. Deschner received his B.S. in Accounting from Miami University and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Virginia.

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Dallas and Chicago. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners IV, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Deep Value Fund, L.P., and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P. For more information about Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, please visit http://www.llcp.com

SOURCE Levine Leichtman Capital Partners