Wells Fargo Securities Hires Kevin McQuilkin as Managing Director of Industrials M&A

McQuilkin brings more than 20 years experience to Wells Fargo’s Industrials M&A practice

NEW YORK - July 6, 2011

Wells Fargo Securities, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), today announced that Kevin McQuilkin has joined the firm as managing director of Mergers and Acquisitions and will lead the Industrials Mergers and Acquisitions practice. Based in New York City, McQuilkin is responsible for leading the team that develops and executes advisory activities for clients within the Industrials client base. He reports to John Laughlin, head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Wells Fargo.

“We are delighted to have Kevin join the firm and our M&A team,” said John Laughlin. “He brings a wealth of capability, experience, relationships and energy that will benefit our clients greatly and accelerate the development of our Industrials M&A practice. We have enjoyed strong growth in deal activity in this sector, and Kevin’s leadership will build on our work in bringing the best strategic opportunities to our corporate and financial sponsor clients.”

McQuilkin brings over 20 years of M&A experience and knowledge to his new position. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Securities, he was managing director of M&A and head of Metals & Mining Investment Banking Coverage at Deutsche Bank Securities. From 1987 to 2006, he worked at J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, his most recent position being managing director and head of Industrials M&A, There he led the general industrial business and specialized in natural resources.

McQuilkin has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.B.A. Honors in Finance and Accounting from Gonzaga University, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

The Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Wells Fargo Securities is a leader in providing strategic and tactical advice to clients as they enact M&A transactions worldwide. By providing senior-level focus, industry context and exceptional execution, the Mergers and Acquisitions Group serves clients across all sectors and transaction types. The group has offices in New York, San Francisco, Charlotte, Houston and London.

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