Hong Kong, May 17, 2011 – Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) announced today that it has hired Scott McLaren as Head of Relationship Management and Sales for Asia to strengthen its services and business development in the region. In his new position, Mr. McLaren reports to Bill Rosensweig, Managing Director for Brown Brothers Harriman (Hong Kong) Limited.

Mr. McLaren joins BBH from RBC Dexia Investor Services where he spent 13 years in the Firm’s Luxembourg, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. He has extensive sales, relationship management, and client service experience, including overseeing the relationship management and sales team across Asia Pacific. During his time with RBC Dexia in Asia, Mr. McLaren held various senior positions including Head of Sales and Distribution for Asia Pacific, Managing Director of Trust Services in Hong Kong Responsible Officer of the Hong Kong branch, and Deputy Managing Director of Singapore. In Luxembourg, Mr. McLaren was responsible for spearheading the business development and client relationship activities across Europe, the USA and Asia.

“Brown Brothers Harriman has always seen Asia as a critical component of our global business.“ said Bill Rosensweig. “BBH’s strategy is to facilitate investment by Asian financial institutions into global markets and by global investors into Asian markets. Scott has a wealth of experience in working with our target client segments and will be a strategic senior resource for our clients.”

Scott McLaren said, “BBH is very well positioned in Asia with a comprehensive offering and proven client service track record. I am very excited to join the team at a time of rapid expansion, to extend innovative product and outstanding service to our clients across the region.”

In Asia, BBH has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and over the past two years has made a significant number of local hires to increase its presence in these locations. Key product experts and global leaders have also been relocated to the region including senior Securities Lending professionals and the head of BBH’s Infomediary® business development and the Firm recently announced the opening of its new FX sales desk in Hong Kong.

About Brown Brothers Harriman

Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is a privately-held financial institution that provides specialized services across its Investor Services, Banking & Advisory, and Investment & Wealth Management businesses. For nearly 200 years, the Firm’s partnership structure and flat organization has produced alignment of interests with its clients and a culture of accountability and independent thinking. Across its businesses, BBH fosters deep and lasting client relationships built on a foundation of integrity, experience, and trust.

BBH’s Investor Services business provides cross border custody, accounting, administration, and execution services in close to 100 markets for many of the world’s leading asset managers and financial institutions. With approximately $3.1 trillion in assets under custody and administration1, BBH is consistently ranked among the world's top global custodians, asset administrators, foreign exchange, and securities lending providers2.

BBH operates a global business with sixteen locations, including Beijing, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Wilmington and Zurich. For more information about Brown Brothers Harriman, please visit www.bbh.com.

1 As of December 31, 2010
2 As measured by results in major industry surveys. Please see www.bbh.com/accolades for a comprehensive listing of recent industry accolades.

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