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Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Files Registration Statement for an Initial Public Offering

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MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of Class A common stock.

Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (“Artisan Partners”), which will be the Company's primary operating entity upon completion of the initial public offering, is an independent investment management firm focused on providing high value-added, active investment strategies to sophisticated clients globally. Artisan Partners has five autonomous investment teams that oversee twelve distinct U.S., non-U.S. and global investment strategies. Each strategy is offered through multiple investment vehicles, including Artisan Partners Funds, Inc., to accommodate a broad range of client mandates. As of September 30, 2012, Artisan had approximately $69.8 billion in assets under management.

A registration statement relating to the Company's Class A common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Copies of a prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Citi, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone 800-831-9146, email: batprospectusdept@citi.com; or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

Artisan Contact:
Mike Roos
414.390.6100
mroos@artisanpartners.com

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