Malcolm J. McComas Joins C.W. Downer & Co. as Managing Director, Australia

BOSTON, January 14, 2013 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to formally announce that Malcolm J. McComas has joined the firm as Managing Director of its Sydney, Australia office.

He will succeed Peter Martin, C.W. Downer’s Managing Director in Australia for more than 15 years, who has retired effective December 31, 2012.

“Peter has been a close friend of the firm and an excellent representative for us in Australia,” said Arthur Gottlieb, Managing Director at C.W. Downer & Co. “He will continue to remain in close contact with us over the coming years.”

Malcolm McComas is an experienced investment banker, company director and former commercial lawyer. Mr. McComas has held leadership roles at several global financial organizations. He has led more than 50 initial public offerings and secondary offerings for companies, institutions and governments including the role as lead advisor to the Australian government for the privatization of the Commonwealth Bank.

Malcolm worked for 11 years in director, partner and consultant roles with Grant Samuel. He previously spent 10 years with County NatWest and its successor organization Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup) as Managing Director of Investment Banking. From 1984-1988, he held a corporate advisory role with Morgan Grenfell (now Deutsche Bank) and started his career in 1979 as a commercial lawyer with Herbert Geer.

Malcolm is currently Chairman of Pharmaxis Limited (ASX:PXS), a pharmaceuticals company focused on respiratory diseases and Fitzroy River Corporation (ASX:FZR), an oil & gas investment company. He is also a director of BC Iron Limited (ASX:BCI), Consolidated Minerals Limited and Saunders International Limited (ASX:SND). His non-profit experience includes the Australian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG), where he has been a director since 2010, and the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia), where he has been Director since 2004 and served as President from 2010 to 2012.

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