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Jeff Zhang

CITIC Securities International USA, LLC

New York, NY, USA

Jingsong (Jeff) Zhang is the Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer of CITIC Securities International USA, LLC, overseeing legal and compliance matters for CITIC Securities (CITICS) businesses in the US, with a focus on CITICS’ own strategic M&A transactions and CITICS’ clients’ outbound M&A mandates.

Prior to joining CITICS, Jeff worked as a transaction lawyer at Linklaters and then Skadden Arps, executing M&A and capital markets transactions in their New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices. Some highlights of Jeff’s cross-border transactional experiences include representing Citigroup on the $3.06 billion consortium acquisition of Guangdong Development Bank in 2006, representing CITIC Group and General Electric in the tender offer and privatization transactions of Asia Satellite in 2007, representing CITIC Securities on the proposed $2 billion cross investment with Bear Stearns in 2008, and representing ICBC in its $6.8 rights issuance in 2011. Jeff holds a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University, an LL.M. degree from CWRU, an LL.B. degree from China University of Political Science and Law, and completed his coursework at Fudan University's LLM program. Jeff is currently an EMBA candidate at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Jeff is duly licensed to practice law in both China and the State of New York, USA.

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