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Philip C. Adams, CFA Investment Grade: Utilities, Energy, Transportation   has 38 years of experience in credit analysis with Banc One Capital Markets, ABN-AMRO, BancAmerica Securities and Continental Bank. He earned his A.B. and M.B.A. from Indiana University.

Vicki Bryan High Yield: Airlines, Healthcare, Homebuilding, Building Products, Transportation, Trucking OEMs, Food & Restaurants, Construction Machinery   has 31 years of experience in the investment industry with 20 years covering high yield and distressed companies across a broad variety of industries. She was an independent management consultant advising in financial and operational strategies to distressed and emerging growth companies and a partner, vice president, and senior analyst with AIM Investment Management. Bryan earned her M.S. in finance from University of Houston, where she also was an adjunct professor.

Mike Connor   Michael Connor is the CEO of Gimme Credit LLC. Prior to Gimme Credit, Mr. Connor was the Chief Executive Officer of Market News International (MNI), where he led the company from its startup phase to its current position as a leading provider of information and intelligence to the global financial markets. He also served as President of Xinhua Finance's News & Analysis Division, which included MNI. Prior to joining MNI, Mr. Connor was the Manager of Strategic Planning and Development for the Corporate Bond Division of Moody's Investor Service. He has also worked at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Connor holds a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.

Alexandre Dray Emerging Markets   has 9 years experience in credit analysis. Prior to Gimme Credit he served as Senior Credit Analyst, High Yield and Convertible Bonds at Spread Research for 7 years. Mr. Dray was a Financial Analyst at Conexant Systems, Inc. and Consolidation Accountant at RCI Banque (Renault Group). He earned an MSC in Finance at SKEMA Business School.

Carol Levenson, CFA Investment Grade: Basic Industries, Retailing and Leisure, Healthcare, Tobacco, Consumer Products, Capital Goods   has 33 years of experience as a credit analyst. She has been Director of Research at Gimme Credit since co-founding it in 1994. Prior to this Levenson spent 10 years as a senior bond analyst for Harris Investment Management. She earned her B.A. from New College and her M.A. in English and M.B.A. from The University of Chicago.

Evan Mann, CFA High Yield: Metals and Mining, Chemicals, Energy, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive,Retailing   has 28 years of experience as a credit analyst with Gimme Credit High Yield, Delaware Investments, Banc America Securities, Dillon Read and Lord Abbett. He earned his B.A. from Washington University and his M.B.A. from Hofstra University.

Kim Noland High Yield: Telecom, Gaming, Leisure, Consumer Products, Retail, Paper & Forest Products, Broadcasting & Cable, Media   has 30 years of experience in credit analysis of high yield and distressed securities. She has been Director of High Yield Research at Gimme Credit since 2002. Noland was formerly Head of Distressed Research at Salomon Brothers, Managing Director of High Yield and Emerging Markets Research at CIBC/Oppenheimer, Director of High Yield Trading at Merrill Lynch and Head of Bankruptcy Research at Bear Stearns. She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College, her J.D. from Indiana University and her M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Dave Novosel, CFA Investment Grade and High Yield: Telecommunications, Media, Technology, Food and Beverage   has 27 years of experience in credit analysis, as Head of Investment Grade Research at Banc One Capital Markets and as an analyst at Everen Securities and Metropolitan Life. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

Cedric Rimaud, CFA Emerging Markets   has 17 years experience covering global fixed income and emerging markets credits. Prior to Gimme Credit, he was Managing Director at Spread Research from 2009 covering European High Yield and Emerging Markets companies. Mr. Rimaud served as Director in the Credit Trading department at Credit Suisse Securities; Vice President, Global Portfolio Trading, Emerging Markets at Citigroup Global Markets; and Vice President, International Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. He earned an advanced degree in finance at EM Lyon Graduate School of Business and a Masters in Finance at the London Business School.

Kathleen Shanley, CFA Investment Grade and High Yield: Banks, Brokers, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate   has over 25 years of experience in credit research. She has been a senior bond analyst for finance at Gimme Credit since 1999 and prior to that was a senior analyst at BankAmerica Corporation. Shanley earned her B.A. from Georgetown University and her M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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