Announcements


Marsh McLennan Sponsors The Americas Group And Names Michael Murdoch As Their Representative

We are proud to announce and welcome Marsh & McLennan Companies and their Representative, Michael F.X. Murdoch as Corporate Sponsors and Senior Advisors to The Americas Group.  The Marsh & McLennan Companies (www.mmc.com) is a global professional services firm with annual revenues exceeding $10 Billion.  It is the parent company of Marsh Inc., the world’s leading Risk and Insurance Services firm; MMC Capital, a global private equity firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management; MMC:  Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions (PEMA) Services,  the world’s leading and most experienced provider of outsourced risk management and employee benefits services (consulting and brokerage) to Private Equity funds and their portfolio companies; Putnam Investments, one of the largest investment management companies in the United States; and Mercer Inc., a major global provider of consulting services.  The Group of Companies has approximately 59,000 employees and provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries.

Michael Murdoch is a Managing Director of Marsh. He has extensive experience establishing global insurance programs and risk management services for U.S. and foreign based multi-national companies. Mr. Murdoch is a member of the Executive Management Team and a Managing Director of Marsh’s Private Client Services Group, as well as Marsh’s Client Executive Practice.

Mr. Murdoch holds a B. A. degree in English and Psychology from Stony Brook University and an M. S. degree in Management from The W. Averell Harriman School.   As a recipient of the Mayor of New York Scholarship award, he attended the graduate school of Architecture at Pratt Institute where his area of specialization was urban economic revitalization planning.

Mr. Murdoch attended the Manhattan School of Music’s prestigious pre-college division where he studied voice with Ilse Sass and later was accepted as a vocal-operatic student of Eleanor Steber of the Juilliard School.

We look forward to introducing you to Michael. Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support!

May 6, 2004

Alejandro Santo Domingo Joins The Americas Group

We are proud to announce and welcome Alejandro Santo Domingo as an Investor/ Partner in The Americas Group. Mr. Santo Domingo Davila is the Managing Director for Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. located in New York and is involved in the management of his family's company, Grupo Santo Domingo. He sits on the Boards of many of the companies they control. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Bavaria S.A. Bavaria produces and distributes beer, bottled water, juice drinks, malt beverages, and soft drinks. It sells its products in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Costa Rica. Formed in 1890, it is Colombia's largest brewer, with 98% of the market, and is a leader in malt beverages, juices and water. It is also the 2nd largest beverage company in Latin America.

Mr. Santo Domingo is on the Boards of Compania de Cervezas Nacionales S.A., Cerveceria Andina S.A., Cerveceria Nacional S.A., Refrescos Nacionales S.A., Aguila Trading, Cerveceria San Juan, Cervesur and Backus & Johnston, in Peru, where he serves as Chairman of the Board.

In addition, he is on the Board of Valores Bavaria, a Colombian Publicly Traded Company, which operates as a Private Equity Fund and actively manages a diversified investment portfolio. Valores Bavaria is one of the largest economic groups in Colombia with sales close to US $1.8 billion, representing 2% of the Colombian GDP, and has over 15,000 employees. Mr. Santo Domingo is a member of the Board of BellSouth Colombia, Media Capital, Invernac and Caracol Television S.A., all of which are related to Valores Bavaria.

Mr. Santo Domingo Davila was employed at Violy, Byorum & Partners, Investment Bankers, from 1999 to 2002 where he was focused on Mergers & Acquisitions for Telecom, Media and Consumer Goods. He is a graduate of Harvard University and is currently living in New York City.

We look forward to introducing you to Alejandro. Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support!

April 29, 2004

Kreps DeMaria, Inc.

We are proud to announce that we have been engaged by Kroll (www.krollworldwide.com)  to provide consulting and representational services in the areas of advisory services, government and community relations and business development, particularly in Latin America.

Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. Kroll helps clients reduce their exposure to global threats, capitalize on business opportunities, and protect employees and assets. They provide a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services to help their clients reduce threats to their business and capitalize on opportunities.

Among the services they provide are; Corporate Advisory & Restructuring, Forensic Accounting, Valuation & Litigation Consulting, Electronic Evidence & Data Recovery, Business Intelligence & Investigations, Background Screening and Security Services. Kroll has a reputation for excellence and a history built on trust, integrity and discretion. Clients include: IBM, Avon, Caterpillar, AIG, Motorola, Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan Chase.

The Americas Group looks forward to assisting you in the areas of reducing risk, finding solutions and enhancing business opportunities.  Please give us a call or e-mail us and we will put you in contact with the appropriate Kroll personel who can assist you with your needs.

March 17, 2004

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAS GROUP INVESTOR/PARTNERS

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2004

AT

THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

MIAMI, FLORIDA

BUSINESS MEETING 6PM

Report & Review by Howard Glicken

Round Table Discussion Q & A

Address by President Jose Maria Figueres

COCTAILS & DINNER 55th FLOOR SUITE 8:00PM

DETAILED AGENDA WILL FOLLOW

March 4, 2004

Kroll - The Worlds Foremost Independent Risk Consulting Company Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that we have been engaged by Kroll (www.krollworldwide.com)  to provide consulting and representational services in the areas of advisory services, government and community relations and business development, particularly in Latin America.

Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. Kroll helps clients reduce their exposure to global threats, capitalize on business opportunities, and protect employees and assets. They provide a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services to help their clients reduce threats to their business and capitalize on opportunities.

Among the services they provide are; Corporate Advisory & Restructuring, Forensic Accounting, Valuation & Litigation Consulting, Electronic Evidence & Data Recovery, Business Intelligence & Investigations, Background Screening and Security Services. Kroll has a reputation for excellence and a history built on trust, integrity and discretion. Clients include: IBM, Avon, Caterpillar, AIG, Motorola, Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan Chase.

The Americas Group looks forward to assisting you in the areas of reducing risk, finding solutions and enhancing business opportunities.  Please give us a call or e-mail us and we will put you in contact with the appropriate Kroll personel who can assist you with your needs.

February 27, 2004