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Room to Read Announces Newest Addition To Board Of Directors

December 01, 2008

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Room to Read is thrilled to welcome Scott Kapnick, CEO of Highbridge Principal Strategies, to its Board of Directors. Scott, who is also a Managing Partner and Board member of Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, joined the Board this past spring.

Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, is a leading alternative global investment and asset management firm. The Principal Strategies Group manages a series of alternative asset investment funds, including those invested in credit related securities and private equity. Scott is a retired Management Committee Member, Partner and Co-Head of Global Investment Banking at the Goldman Sachs Group. He spent 12 of his 21 years at Goldman Sachs in Europe, previously serving as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs International.

"We are thrilled to have someone of Scott's caliber join the Room to Read Board of Directors," said John Wood, CEO and Founder of Room to Read. "With Scott running the finance committee, and Craig Bruya (former Microsoft CFO) heading the audit committee, we have two great additions to a truly world class Board of Directors."

Scott received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and holds a combined JD/MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman of the Churchill Archives Centre Campaign Board, Managing Director of The Metropolitan Opera and Board Member of the Naples Botanical Garden. He and his wife, Kathleen, have four children and reside in New York City.

Room to Read's Board also includes Muneer A. Satter and Hilary Valentine (Co-Chairs), Herb Allen, Marc Andreessen, Christopher Beer, Marjorie Craig Benton, Craig Bruya, Alastair Mactaggart, John Ridding and John Wood.