Institutional Investor Magazine Announces Nominees for The 2006 Awards for Excellence in Investment Management by Pension Funds, Endowments & Foundations

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Nominees for The 2006 Awards for Excellence in Investment Management by Pension Funds, Endowments & Foundations were announced today by Institutional Investor magazine. The Awards honor outstanding achievements in investment policy and management by U.S. pension plans, endowments and foundations.

Nominees for The 2006 Awards for Excellence in Investment Management by Pension Funds, Endowments & Foundations were announced today by Institutional Investor magazine. The Awards honor outstanding achievements in investment policy and management by U.S. pension plans, endowments and foundations.

The 2006 Award Categories and Nominees:

CORPORATE PLAN SPONSOR OF THE YEAR

Ralph J. Egizi, Director, Benefits Finance & Foreign Exchange

Eastman Chemical Company

Michael W. O'Donnell, Chief Financial Officer

NiSource, Inc.

Valerie J. Sill, President and CEO

DuPont Capital Management

Russell P. Smith, Head of Treasury Services and Pensions Director

Aetna, Inc.                            

ENDOWMENT OF THE YEAR

Bob Boldt, President, CEO & Chief Investment Officer

University of Texas Investment Management Co.

Andrew K. Golden, President

Princeton University Investment Co.

Donald Lindsey, Chief Investment Officer

George Washington University

Scott W. Wise, Vice President Investments & Treasurer

Rice University

FOUNDATION OF THE YEAR

Stephanie S. Lynch, CFA Chief Investment Officer

The Duke Endowment

Susan E. Manske, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

William B. Petersen, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

D. Ellen Shuman, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Carnegie Corporation of New York    

ENDOWMENT OF THE YEAR

Bob Boldt, President, CEO & Chief Investment Officer

University of Texas Investment Management Co.

Andrew K. Golden, President

Princeton University Investment Co.

Donald Lindsey, Chief Investment Officer

George Washington University

Scott W. Wise, Vice President Investments & Treasurer

Rice University

PUBLIC PLAN SPONSOR OF THE YEAR

Gary Bruebaker, Chief Investment Officer

Washington State Investment Board

Matthew Clark, State Investment Council

South Dakota Investment Council

Ronald Schmitz, Director of Investments

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund

Alan Van Noord, Chief Investment Officer

Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System

The winners will be announced on Monday, October 23, 2006 at a cocktail reception and awards dinner ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. This gala event will be held in conjunction with Institutional Investor Institute’s Consultants Roundtable, October 23-25, 2006 and will bring together the key industry players from the institutional funds community, asset management firms and consultants to recognize and applaud the achievements of the nominees.

Jay Carney, Washington Bureau Chief for Time Magazine will deliver the evening’s keynote address -- “Election Outlook: A View from Washington.”

Institutional Investor magazine has been the flagship publication of II for nearly 40 years and has continuously provided ground-breaking detailed coverage of the events, issues and people who impact the world of business and finance. With industry recognized research and ratings, award-winning editorial and exclusive interviews Institutional Investor magazine is the publication more C-level executives turn to for industry trends and analysis.

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Virginia C. Lutkins

Tel: 212-224-3483

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