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Andrea Rose

Managing Director
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Biography

Andi has extensive experience in developing and implementing investor relations and financial public relations programs for companies and private equity firms. Her areas of expertise include:

Investor Relations and Public Relations: She works with public companies to develop, implement and enhance their IR programs to help them achieve their business objectives. She also helps private equity firms with financial communications both at the firm and portfolio company level, including Catterton Partners and MatlinPatterson.

Spin-offs and IPOs: Her experience with spin-offs and public offerings includes advising McDermott International in its separation into two independent companies, Hillenbrand in its spin-off of Batesville Casket, and Primerica in its IPO.

Mergers & Acquisitions: She advises companies involved in both friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions. Recent assignments include advising Men's Wearhouse in its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank, US Airways in its merger with American Airlines, Crosstex Energy in its transaction with Devon Energy, and Thermo Fisher in its acquisition of Life Technologies.

Shareholder Activism: Her recent experience in high-profile activism situations and proxy contests includes Cliffs Natural Resources (Casablanca), Procter & Gamble (Pershing Square), Clorox (Carl Icahn), Esterline (Relational), and Iron Mountain (Elliott).

In 2012 Andi was named one of PR News' "People to Watch." Prior to joining Joele Frank in 2006, she worked at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in the Corporate/Investor Relations practice. She received a BA in English, with a minor in French, from Dartmouth College.

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