Lincoln Singleton Joins Evercore’s Private Funds Group

Lincoln Singleton has joined the private funds group of Evercore Partners as a managing director, with responsibilities for relationships in Texas and the Southeatwern U.S. He previously was a managing director with Durham Asset Management.

PRESS RELEASE

Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR) announces today that Lincoln C. Singleton has joined the firm’s Private Funds Group as a Managing Director with immediate effect. Mr Singleton will be based in Evercore’s New York office where he will be responsible for managing the group’s relationships with limited partners in the South-East and Texas.

Previously, he was a Managing Director at Durham Asset Management, the global distressed-credit manager, where he played a significant role in growing the business, increasing its assets under management from $420 million to $1.35 billion.

Lincoln’s appointment strengthens Evercore Private Funds Group in North America and builds on the recent hire of Christian von Massenbach as a Vice President in the London office. Christian’s primary focus will be on the Swiss and German markets.

“I am delighted to welcome Lincoln and Christian to Evercore,” said Richard Anthony, Head of the Private Funds Group. “The addition of Lincoln and Christian to our team is a further milestone for our business. Both bring strong relationships and experience, which will further strengthen Evercore’s existing independent advisory offering.”

Lincoln C. Singleton said, “Evercore Private Funds Group has developed an enviable, high quality, global platform. There are significant opportunities in the fund placement market for a firm like Evercore and I am delighted to be joining this talented team.”

About Evercore Partners

Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality research, sales and trading execution that is free of proprietary conflicts; Evercore’s investment management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from its offices in New York, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s Web site at www.evercore.com.