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KBRA Announces Nish Kumar to Lead Private Placement and Project Finance Business Development


Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce that Nish Kumar
will assume the role as Senior Director of Business Development for
Private Placements and Project Finance. Nish will report to Dana Bunting
and Kate Kennedy, Co-Heads of Business Development.

Nish joined KBRA in April 2018 as a Senior Director on the Business
Development team covering financial institutions clients across various
verticals including specialty finance, aviation and insurance. Since
joining, Nish has cultivated KBRA's relationships with a number of
issuing clients as well as investment banks. In his new role, he will
lead KBRA's Business Development efforts on rating private placement and
project finance transactions. In addition, he will continue his business
development role in certain areas of the financial institutions space.

Kumar has 15 years of experience in financial services having worked at
RBC Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns in
various roles including Debt Capital Markets and Investment Banking. He
has advised numerous financial institutions on funding and capital
raises including senior unsecured debt, hybrid capital, preferred stock
and structured unsecured debt. Kumar holds a BBA in Finance and
Marketing from The George Washington University.


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About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full service credit rating agency registered with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is
recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a
Credit Rating Provider and a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating
Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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