London/New York, October 10th, 2011 – Pantheon, a leading global private equity investor, today announced the addition of two senior executives to its product development and client services teams in the UK and US.

Amanda McCrystal joins Pantheon’s London office as a principal, leading the strategic development of new product and distribution initiatives.  Amanda joins from HarbourVest where she headed up strategic business development and also became a key spokesperson on current regulatory challenges including the AIFMD and Solvency II. Previously, she held senior investor relations and marketing roles at Bramdean Asset Management. Amanda started her career at SG Warburg Group, working both in the bond trading team at SG Warburg Securities and then in the UK equities team at Mercury Asset Management.

Yokasta Baez joins Pantheon’s New York office as a Vice President in the global client services team. Yokasta joins from AXA Private Equity where she was Manager of North American investor relations and business development. While her primary responsibility will be marketing and client services for Pantheon in the US, she will also work with Pantheon’s clients in Latin America.

“We are delighted to welcome both Amanda McCrystal and Yokasta Baez to Pantheon” says Alastair Bruce, Managing Partner of Pantheon. “These senior appointments highlight our continuing commitment to delivering valuable solutions and excellent service to our clients around the world.”

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Notes To Editors

Pantheon is a leading global private equity manager that invests on behalf of over 350 institutional investors. Established nearly 30 years ago as one of the first private equity fund-of-funds, Pantheon has developed a strong reputation and track record in primary and secondary investments across all investment stages and geographies. We provide clients with the opportunity to invest in private equity through regional primary fund-of-funds in Asia, Europe and the US, global secondary funds, global infrastructure fund-of-funds and customised separate account programmes.

Pantheon has over $24 billion assets under management and 160 employees, including 63 investment professionals, located across offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong.

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