John Paulson, American Securitization Forum and Goldman Sachs Among Winners Announced in 4th Annual U.S. Securitization Awards

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Winners of the 4th Annual U.S. Securitization Awards were announced on Thursday evening, April 17th, at a dinner and ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City. The awards were given out by Total Securitization, a news service of Institutional Investor News that provides exclusive coverage of the securitization industry. The awards recognize the people, companies and deals in the U.S. securitization industry that stood out for excellence during the past year.

Winners of the 4th Annual U.S. Securitization Awards were announced on Thursday evening, April 17th, at a dinner and ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City. The awards were given out by Total Securitization, a news service of Institutional Investor News that provides exclusive coverage of the securitization industry. The awards recognize the people, companies and deals in the U.S. securitization industry that stood out for excellence during the past year.

Winners were announced and awarded 'Oscar-Style' at the dinner and ceremony, which hosted over 150 leaders and luminaries from every facet of the securitization industry. Among them were C. Thomas Kunz, Retired Head of Structured Finance at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, who accepted a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the industry, and Jason H.P Kravitt, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, who delivered an inspired, and an appropriately introspective, keynote address on the industry.

Also awarded were this year's Rising Stars of Securitization, up-and-coming, talented young professionals nominated by their managers, mentors and peers and selected by the business editors of Institutional Investor News as future leaders of the securitization industry.

This year's award winners were as follows:

ABS Deal of the Year
~ IHOP Corp./ Applebee's International Securitization
Underwriter: Lehman Brothers

CMBS Deal of the Year
~ Equity Office Properties Securitization Financing
Underwriters: Bank of America, Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs

CDO Deal of the Year
~ Genesis CLO 2007-1 and Genesis CLO 2007-2

Genesis CLO 2007-1
CDO Manager: Ore Hill Partners
Underwriter: Deutsche Bank

Genesis CLO 2007-2
CDO Manager: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Underwriter: Deutsche Bank

ABS Firm of the Year
~ Goldman Sachs

CDO Firm of the Year
~ Goldman Sachs

CMBS Firm of the Year
~ Morgan Stanley

CDO Manager of the Year
~ BlackRock

Law Firm of the Year
~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Research Team of the Year
~ JPMorgan

Trustee of the Year
~ The Bank of New York Mellon

Investor of the Year
~ John Paulson, Paulson & Co.

Outstanding Contribution Award
~ The American Securitization Forum/ Dept. of the Treasury

Visit the awards website for additional information on this year's event, including video coverage, a photo gallery and editorial write-ups.

http://www.iinews.com/2008awards

About the publications:

Total Securitization is a news service totally dedicated to the global securitization markets -- ABS, MBS, CMBS and CDOs. Every day, readers receive 6-8 original stories plus at 3 or 4 aggregated stories from a myriad of sources. That's 45-60 stories each week! Coverage includes - advance information on new deals; insights on new deal structures; insights into what your competition is doing, and why; analysis of the regulatory issues affecting the industry; early news of important people moves -- hirings & firings; unlimited access to our searchable archives and more.

For more information on Total Securitization contact rarmbruster@iinews.com or 212.224.3017.

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