Board of Directors and Special Committee in National Financial Partners LBO by Madison Dearborn

April 15, 2013

Cleary Gottlieb is representing the Board of Directors and Special Committee of National Financial Partners Corp. in the acquisition of NFP by affiliates of Madison Dearborn Partners. The all-cash merger, which was announced on April 15 and is expected to close in the third quarter, has an equity value of approximately $1.3 billion, including the value of NFP’s convertible notes.

NFP and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP’s national scale and resources.