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Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Sam Dibble To Partnership

December 29, 2006 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 29, 2006): Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces today that Samuel C. Dibble has been elevated to the partnership, effective January 1, 2007.

"We are pleased to welcome Sam into the partnership," said Steve Lowenthal, firm chair. "Sam exemplifies the values and culture of Farella Braun + Martel. He has distinguished himself with his dedication to client service, exceptional lawyering and business judgment and commitment to the firm."

Dibble is a member of Farella Braun + Martel's Business Transactions practice. He advises clients on a wide array of corporate transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, asset sales and other types of mergers and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in corporate finance, including venture capital financings, mezzanine investments, issuances of high yield bond and convertible debt securities. His clients include private and publicly held companies, investment banks and real estate management companies, as well as boards of directors and special committees of public companies in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other significant transactions.

Dibble received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1998), where he was a John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics and the Technical Editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He earned his A.B., with honors, in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University (1992). In 2003, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He is a member of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.

Since its founding in 1962, Farella Braun + Martel has achieved a national reputation for the acumen of its business practice, the high profile cases of its complex commercial litigation practice and its prestigious client base. Based in San Francisco, the firm serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses. The firm also has an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry and related businesses. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business. www.fbm.com

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Cheryl Loof, 415.954.4433

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