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Berkshire Partners Announces New Managing Directors

BOSTON, January 13, 2014-- Berkshire Partners LLC, the Boston-based investment firm, announced today that Jon Meyer and Anil Seetharam were appointed Managing Directors effective January 1, 2014. They join the 17 current Managing Directors of Berkshire in managing the firm and its affiliated investment funds. Mr. Meyer and Mr. Seetharam will continue in their current roles within Stockbridge Investors, the investment group within Berkshire that focuses on marketable securities.

Mr. Meyer originally joined Berkshire in 1999 as a private equity Associate. Before rejoining the firm in 2008 as a member of the Stockbridge investment team, he served as a Managing Director for Farallon Capital Management, where he focused on public equity investments in the consumer sector. Mr. Meyer began his career as an associate consultant at Bain & Co. Mr. Meyer received a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Seetharam began his career as a business analyst at McKinsey & Co. In 2003, Mr. Seetharam joined Berkshire as a private equity Associate. Subsequently, he served as vice president for Reservoir Capital and returned to Berkshire in 2007 as a member of the Stockbridge investment team. Mr. Seetharam earned a B.S. from both the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The combined investment staff of Berkshire private equity and Stockbridge brings a wide range of professional experience that is further strengthened by the knowledge gained through investing together in private and public markets over several business cycles. Collectively, the firm benefits from its shared experiences, insights and relationships as it pursues its investment activities.

About Berkshire Partners LLC

Berkshire Partners, the Boston-based investment firm, pursues investments in both private equity and marketable securities. Since 1986, the firm has deployed capital from its eight private equity funds with $11 billion in aggregate capital commitments to invest in over 100 middle market companies. The firm invests in marketable securities through Stockbridge, which was founded in 2007 and currently manages over $1.4 billion. Stockbridge seeks to manage a concentrated portfolio of attractive long-term investments. For additional information, visit www.berkshirepartners.com.

Contact:
Berkshire Partners LLC
Katherine Bush, 617-227-0050


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