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Peter G. Peterson named as recipient of 100WHF's 2011 Effecting Change Award to be presented at New York Gala

April 14, 2011

PETER G. PETERSON SELECTED AS RECIPIENT OF 100 WOMEN IN HEDGE FUNDS' 2011 EFFECTING CHANGE AWARD
TO BE PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL NEW YORK GALA

New York, NY - April 14 2011: 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF"), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the alternatives industry, has named Peter G. Peterson as the recipient of its 2011 Effecting Change Award to be presented at the annual New York Gala to be held at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 16, 2011.

Mr. Peterson, Chairman Emeritus and Co-founder of The Blackstone Group and Founder and Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, will be presented this award in recognition of his work as an active philanthropist. He has pledged $1 billion to his Foundation, which works to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key long-term fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerate action on them. Mr. Peterson is a signer of The Giving Pledge.

Mr. Peterson will join a prominent list of past U.S. Effecting Change honorees that include Hillary Rodham Clinton, George Soros , Ray Chambers, Gary Cohn, Carl Icahn, Julian Robertson, Robert Rubin, Governor Jon Corzine, Jessica Palmer, Ken Langone, Joel Klein and T. Boone Pickens.

Sonia E. Gardner, Chair of the 10th Anniversary Committee and Board member of 100WHF, said: "Mr. Peterson exemplifies the very meaning of philanthropy. He is firmly dedicated to changing the world for generations to come. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is devoted to improving the future of our nation, and his recent commitment to The Giving Pledge, through which he has pledged to give away the majority of his wealth, speaks volumes of his vision to promote a sustainable economic future for our country."

For more information visit us at: http://www.100womeninhedgefunds.org/pages/gala_2011.php

About 100 Women in Hedge Funds (www.100womeninhedgefunds.org)
100 Women in Hedge Funds is a global, practitioner-driven non-profit organization serving over 10,000 alternative investment management investors and professionals through educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives. Formed in 2001, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 250 events globally, connected more than 250 senior women through Peer Advisory Groups and raised close to $20 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women's and family health, education and mentoring. For more information about 100 Women in Hedge Funds, please visit www.100womeninhedgefunds.org.

100 Women in Hedge Funds Foundation Board of Directors
Suzanne Brenner, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Stephanie Breslow, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP; Mimi Drake; Sonia E. Gardner, Avenue Capital; Kristin Fox; Dana B. Hall; Carol Kim, Blackstone Group; Lauren Malafronte, Barclays Capital; Anne Popkin, Symphony Asset Management; Mindy Posoff; Sandra Urie, Cambridge Associates; Joan Werner.

Executive Director
Amanda Pullinger, Pullinger Management

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