Corporate Press Release

Press Release

Credit Suisse Executive Appointments
Antonio Quintella appointed Chairman of Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo
Robert Shafir appointed CEO of Credit Suisse Americas in addition to his current role as CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management

Credit Suisse today announced the following changes to its Executive Board, effective May 31, 2012.

Antonio Quintella, currently CEO of Credit Suisse Americas and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse, has been appointed Chairman of Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo. After acquiring a majority stake in Hedging-Griffo in 2007, Credit Suisse became the leading asset and wealth manager in Brazil. Brazil is a key market and a cornerstone of Credit Suisse’s leading Emerging Markets business.

As the former CEO of Brazil and CEO of Credit Suisse Americas, Antonio Quintella is ideally qualified to further develop Credit Suisse’s wealth management business and to deliver the integrated bank to clients in one of our most dynamic growth markets. In his new role, he will relocate to São Paulo and report to Hans-Ulrich Meister, CEO of Credit Suisse Private Banking, and to Robert Shafir, CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management. Antonio Quintella will step down from the Executive Board of Credit Suisse, effective May 31, 2012.

Robert Shafir has been appointed CEO of Credit Suisse Americas. He will assume this role in addition to his current role as CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management. Robert Shafir was CEO of Credit Suisse Americas from 2007 to 2010, the last two years of which he was both CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management and CEO of Credit Suisse Americas. He will remain a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse.



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Robert Shafir is CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management and CEO of Credit Suisse Americas. He is a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse, based in New York. He is also Chairman of the Management Committee of Asset Management and of the Americas CEO Management Committee.

In August 2007, Robert Shafir joined Credit Suisse from Lehman Brothers, where he was Head of Equities and a member of the Executive Committee. During his 17 years at Lehman Brothers, he also held other senior roles, including Head of European Equities and Global Head of Equities Trading, and played a key role in building its Equities business into a global, institutionally-focused franchise. Prior to that, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Preferred Stock business within the Fixed Income division.

Robert Shafir graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Antonio Quintella is Chairman of Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo, based in São Paulo, Brazil. From July 2010 to May 2012, he served as CEO of Credit Suisse Americas and CEO of Brazil.

Antonio Quintella joined Credit Suisse in 1997 from ING Barings as a Senior Relationship Banker in the Investment Banking division and was named CEO of Credit Suisse's Brazil operations in 2003. As CEO of Brazil, he has overseen the expansion of the bank's presence in this important market, including the acquisition of a majority stake in Hedging-Griffo, a leading independent asset management and private banking firm in Brazil, in 2007.

Antonio Quintella is a member of the Global Advisory Council of the London Business School and a Director of The New York Philharmonic.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.