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BILL SHIRY JOINS BDO CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC AS MANAGING DIRECTOR TO HEAD CHICAGO OFFICE

- 20 Years of Middle Market M&A and Corporate Finance Experience -

Chicago, IL – July 30, 2013 – BDO Capital Advisors, LLC (BDO Capital), an independent subsidiary of BDO, today announced that Bill Shiry has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Chicago office. Mr. Shiry is a finance executive with extensive middle market investment banking and corporate finance experience and has a proven track record of successfully originating and executing merger & acquisition and private finance transactions representing over $2 billion across a variety of industries.

Mr. Shiry specializes in sell-side merger & acquisition transactions, leveraged recapitalizations, management buy-outs, and private placements of debt and equity to facilitate growth, acquisition, and liquidity objectives. He has also completed cross-border, ESOP, and share repurchase transactions on behalf of his clients. Mr. Shiry has extensive experience in a number of key industries including industrials and consumer products.

“Bill is a key addition to the firm and we are very pleased to welcome him to lead our Chicago office and expansion,” said Bob Snape, President of BDO Capital Advisors. “Bill has a great deal of middle market investment banking experience and expertise. I am thrilled that Bill will be leading our efforts in the Midwest market.”

Prior to joining BDO Capital, Mr. Shiry was a Managing Director at the Chicago, IL offices of D.A. Davidson & Co., which acquired McGladrey Capital Markets LLC in 2012. Mr. Shiry was with McGladrey Capital Markets since 2005, and was a key member of the investment banking practice serving as a senior member of the origination and execution teams. His previous experience includes serving as a Managing Director and Senior Investment Banker at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC, and originating and executing private placements and loan syndications at Heller Financial and Bank of America. Mr. Shiry earned his B.S. from Miami University, M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and is a FINRA series 7, 63, and 79 licensed representative.

ABOUT BDO CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC

BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a middle market boutique investment bank that focuses on four product areas: mergers and acquisition advisory, corporate finance capital raising, special situations advisory, and board advisory. Through its highly experienced investment bankers, the firm has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital, been involved in the financial restructuring of hundreds of companies and generated approximately seven billion dollars of shareholder transaction value in industries such as healthcare services, specialty manufacturing, software and information technology, specialty chemicals, and retail and consumer products.

BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a separate legal entity and is an affiliated company of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership and national professional services firm. Through their affiliation with BDO’s international network, BDO Capital has access to more than 300 corporate finance professionals domiciled in over 40 countries. BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a FINRA/SIPC member firm with five offices located across the U.S. For more information please visit: www.bdocap.com.

About BDO

BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 40 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,204 offices in 138 countries. BDO USA, LLP is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information please visit: www.bdo.com.