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Barry W. Ridings, MBA '76

Barry W. Ridings is a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of U.S. Investment Banking of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC. Mr. Ridings joined Lazard Freres in July 1999 to co-head its Restructuring advisory practice. Mr. Ridings is Chairman of LFCM Holdings, which includes the operations of Lazard Capital Markets and Lazard Alternative Investments. He is also Chairman of Lazard Middle Market LLC, a subsidiary of Lazard focusing on middle market M&A. He is a member of the firm's Opinion Letter Committee, Underwriting Committee and Private Placement Committee

Mr. Ridings has over 30 years experience in the restructuring of troubled companies. Over this period he has been involved in over 100 debtor and creditor assignments, including both pre-petition and Chapter 11 restructurings, domestically and internationally. Recently he has been involved in a number of major restructurings including, among others, Lehman Brothers, Madoff Securities, Calpine, Collins & Aikman and Owens Corning. He also has extensive experience in high yield debt offerings, initial public offerings, secondary stock offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and opinion letters.

Mr. Ridings has an M.B.A. in Finance from Cornell University and a B.A. in Religion from Colgate University. Mr. Ridings is 56 years old, is married and has five sons.