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Lynne Weber, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps to Speak at KC’s Event on Untangling 157 & 141R: Business Combinations, M&A & Fair Value On 5/1/2009

New York, NY, March 01, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Lynne Weber, Ph.D., Managing Director of Duff & Phelps, LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Untangling 157 & 141R: Business Combinations, M&A & Fair Value”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on May 1, 2009, Friday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Despite protests that the current market environment makes it difficult or even impossible to measure the worth of assets and liabilities on a fair value basis, the Financial Accounting Standards Board now expects entities engaged in mergers and acquisitions to do just that. At least one high-profile deal has already been scrapped while potential acquirers wait for additional guidance, but the rules laid out in FAS 157 (Fair Value Measurements) can offer forward-looking corporate leaders deeper insight into just what FAS 141R (Business Combinations) entails.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a distinguished panel of financial professionals and regulators to apply the logic of 157 to the business decisions that now hinge on compliance with 141R. This Live Webcast will also touch on other issues surrounding fair value accounting as U.S. and international standards converge.

About Lynne Weber

Dr. Lynne Weber is the global leader of Duff & Phelps’ Strategic Value Advisory Practice. She has more than 25 years of experience consulting on valuation of business strategies, transactions, and operational improvement strategies. Dr. Weber also provides thought leadership on financial reporting issues ranging from valuation of contingent assets & liabilities to projections for setting appropriate reserve policies. She brings deep skills related to financial projections, forecasting, statistical & econometric modeling, risk assessment and optimization to her engagements. Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Lynne was a Managing Director with Standard & Poor’s, a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a Principal with Applied Decision Analysis, Inc. Lynne holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and a Masters in Statistics, both from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University.

About Duff & Phelps, LLC

As a leading global independent provider of financial advisory and investment banking services, Duff & Phelps delivers trusted advice to our clients principally in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, dispute and taxation. Our world-class capabilities and resources, combined with an agile and responsive delivery, distinguish our clients’ experience in working with us. With more than 1,200 employees serving clients worldwide through offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Duff & Phelps is committed to fulfilling its mission to protect, recover and maximize value for its clients. Investment banking services are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. is authorized and regulated by The Financial Services Authority. (NYSE: DUF)

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