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Stonebridge International and The Albright Group announced their merger

WASHINGTON D.C. — JUNE 25, 2009

Stonebridge International and The Albright Group today announced their merger, creating the Albright Stonebridge Group, the premier global strategy firm helping clients navigate the intersection between business, finance, government and civil society in markets around the world.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, former National Security Advisor Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger and former Senator Warren Rudman will lead the firm. Wendy R. Sherman and H.P. Goldfield will serve as Vice Chairs, and former Ambassador to Brazil Anthony S. Harrington will serve as CEO. Other principals are Suzanne A. George, James C. O’Brien and Michael J. Warren.

“We have created a firm with unmatched breadth and depth of talent, regional expertise and global networks,” said Secretary Albright. “Albright Stonebridge meets the growing demand for problem-solvers who deliver results. Our combined reach and capability make us the best team to deliver for companies and organizations in every region of the world.”

Mr. Berger said of the combination: “I am delighted that our two firms are joining forces. In this changing global economy, success for growing companies and organizations requires a sophisticated understanding of current developments in challenging markets. Together, we can provide our clients with the informed advice and assistance they need to find creative solutions to complex business and governmental issues.”
Albright Stonebridge works with businesses, associations and non-profits to help them assess and manage risk, seize opportunities, and solve commercial, political and regulatory challenges in global markets. The firm also provides clients with strategic advice, transaction support, crisis management, planning for corporate responsibility and citizenship, and analysis of privatization opportunities.

Based in Washington, D.C. the Albright Stonebridge Group will have local presence in New York, Brussels, Beijing, Shanghai, New Delhi and Sao Paulo. The team of professionals includes a range of former senior officials from the U.S. and other countries, as well as experienced business executives.

The firm also advises Albright Capital Management, an emerging markets investment firm led by seasoned investment professionals. Albright Stonebridge will be a significant shareholder of Albright Capital Management, as well as of Civitas Group, the leading strategic advisory firm in homeland and national security.

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