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Jonathan Payson joins CamberView Partners as Senior Advisor

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on shareholder activism and investor engagement, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Payson, a former Partner of Wellington Management Company, LLP and the former President and Chair of the Board of Wellington Trust Company, NA, has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Jon’s global experience over a 30-year career in the asset management industry adds an important perspective to CamberView’s advisory work enabling our clients’ success with their investors.

“Our senior advisors are a rich source of insight and perspective for CamberView’s clients,” according to Abe Friedman, Managing Partner at the firm. “We draw on their deep experience as institutional investors, as corporate C-suite executives, and as board members and advisors at highly respected public companies in the US and abroad. Jon’s background as a leader at one of the world’s most respected investment institutions adds insight regarding the complex relationship dynamics among institutional investors, global industry analysts, portfolio managers, and other stakeholders in governance policy and engagement matters.”

Jon is a former Partner of Wellington Management Company, LLP, where he served in a variety of management capacities during a 22-year career at the firm. Jon was the President and Board Chair of Wellington’s national trust bank subsidiary, Wellington Trust Company, NA, a $25 billion provider of more than 200 commingled investment pools for institutional investors. Jon also led the global expansion of Wellington Management’s institutional relationship management function, with more than 100 professionals in five countries serving an array of corporate, philanthropic, and sovereign clients on investment governance and administration matters. As the Director of Corporate Operations for the partnership, Jon assumed responsibility for corporate governance and proxy matters on behalf of clients. With a global team drawn from the firm’s investment, relationship management, legal, and operations professionals, Jon chaired a restructured Corporate Governance Committee to revamp and globalize Proxy and Corporate Governance policies and practices, and to elevate engagement with a broad array of stakeholders.

“CamberView has assembled a world-class professional team, purpose-built for today’s dynamic and interactive investor environment,” Jon said. “Designing engagement and campaign strategies that are responsive to multiple stakeholders is essential,” he added, “and so are strong, well-crafted relationships between companies and their investors to build confidence and to maintain effective lines of communication in complex, sometimes contentious situations. These are key features of the CamberView approach, and I am honored and excited to have an opportunity to contribute to this work on behalf of public company management teams and boards.”

About CamberView Partners, LLC

CamberView Partners is the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for management and boards of public companies on how to succeed with investors. CamberView helps clients interact with investors from a position of strength and stay ahead of potential issues. When faced with a challenge, CamberView develops the playbook clients use to win contested situations and difficult shareholder votes. CamberView designs specific engagement strategies tailored to each investor and proxy advisor; crafts proxy materials that build shareholder support; develops messaging that resonates with critical decision-makers; instructs companies on how to avoid common mistakes; and coordinates among clients’ advisors to deliver success.

Chad Spitler