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December 10, 2012

Michael Noël, former Edison International SVP and CFO to Join Saber Partners, LLC

New York, New York: Saber Partners, LLC announced today that Michael L. Noël has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director and Senior Advisor. Noël is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of both Southern California Edison, the fifth largest electric utility in the country, as well as its parent company, Edison International, positions he held until 1994. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several companies in a cross section of industries.

“Mike brings a deep knowledge of the utility industry and broad experience in corporate governance and issues confronting Boards of Directors”, said Joseph S. Fichera, Saber’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. “With the challenges facing the energy industry and other industries today, Mike Noël’s seasoned experience will be invaluable to our clients. His integrity, independence and expertise are well known both within the industry and without.”

Noël will focus his energies on building Saber’s board advisory services supporting independent directors, as well as on opinion work for CEOs, CFOs and regulators. “This is an exciting opportunity to help develop a lasting response to the governance crisis in corporate America” Noël said. “I have known Joe Fichera for almost 20 years as a person of integrity dedicated to excellence and innovation. Saber Partners has a proven track record of upholding those values, and as a part of this new service, I will have the opportunity to continue that tradition.”

Saber Partners, LLC, is a full service financial advisory firm for corporate and public sector entities. Saber is currently the chief financial advisor to the Public Utility Commission of Texas on deregulation-related transition financings. The firm also served as the chief financial advisor to Governor Gray Davis of California on energy financial matters during the height of the California crisis in 2001. Find more information on Saber at the web site

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