1 February 2012

San Francisco, California. Artisan Partners announced today the promotions of Charles-Henri Hamker and Andrew J. Euretig on the firm’s Global Equity team, which manages the Non-U.S. Growth, Non-U.S. Small Cap Growth and Global Equity strategies. Mr. Hamker will join Mark L. Yockey, CFA, as co-portfolio manager of the firm’s Non-U.S. Small Cap Growth strategy. Additionally, Mr. Hamker and Mr. Euretig were named associate portfolio managers of the Non-U.S. Growth strategy.

Mr. Hamker and Mr. Euretig started on the Global Equity team as analysts in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Prior to joining Artisan Partners, Mr. Hamker worked on the European Equities Desk in the New York office of Banque Nationale de Paris and worked for J.P. Morgan prior to that. Mr. Hamker holds a BA with a specialization in Finance and Economics from The European Business School in Paris. Mr. Euretig joined Artisan after completing his MBA at the University of California at Berkeley. His prior work experience includes internships at ValueAct Capital and Lawndale Capital Management. He also served in the United States Navy as an amphibious operations officer. Mr. Euretig also holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

In announcing the promotions, Mr. Yockey said, ‘‘Charles’ and Andrew’s contributions to our investment team over the years have been critical to the long-term success of our strategies. Their promotions reflect our confidence in their ability to broaden their influence on the strategies we manage. By expanding our team’s leadership and decision-making responsibility we continue to build the foundation for a highly experienced and deep investment organization with natural succession options and continuity in our investment returns generated through strength in stock selection.’’


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