Batterymarch Expands Global Equity Management Team



    BOSTON, Aug. 6 /CNW/ -- Batterymarch Financial Management, Inc., a
leading institutional equity manager, today announced that it has hired two
new professionals for the firm's Global Equity investment team as part of its
commitment to enhance its capabilities in this area.
    Adam Petryk recently joined Batterymarch as a Global Investment
Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr.
Petryk brings 10 years of quantitative equity management experience to
Batterymarch. He will retain asset allocation responsibilities at Legg Mason
Canada, where he developed the firm's quantitative capabilities. Prior to
that, Mr. Petryk was an equity research analyst at Scotia Capital Markets.
    "Adam's quantitative skills and experience are an excellent fit for
Batterymarch," said Michael P. McElroy, CFA, Director of the Global Equity
team. "He is a strong proponent of disciplined, dynamic investment strategies
and shares Batterymarch's conviction that today's complex investment
environment demands a global perspective in analyzing stocks."
    A quantitative analyst, Liz Su, has also recently joined Batterymarch's
Global Equity team. Ms. Su, a Chartered Financial Analyst, was formerly with
Standish Mellon Asset Management, where she performed quantitative research on
the global investment environment and other areas. Batterymarch's global
expertise derives from its extensive experience managing US and non-US equity
portfolios. The firm began managing US assets in 1969 and introduced its first
non-US strategy in 1978. Batterymarch has managed dedicated Global Equity
portfolios since 1999. One of the industry's first quantitative managers,
Batterymarch uses a proprietary strategy that models traditional fundamental
investment disciplines.
    "We currently manage $3.5 billion in dedicated Global Equity assets and
continue to see significant interest in these products," said William Elcock,
Batterymarch's Chief Executive Officer. "Bringing Adam and Liz on board
reinforces our strength in this important asset class. We believe that
Batterymarch is well positioned to meet the needs of investors who are seeking
attractive opportunities around the world."
    Batterymarch, a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Legg
Mason, Inc. (NYSE:   LM), manages global, US, international, emerging markets
and hedged equity assets for institutional investors and subadvisory clients.
As of June 30, 2007, Batterymarch manages a total of $29.0 billion in assets
for clients based in North America, Europe and Asia. Over 50% of the firm's
total assets under management are invested outside the US. A pioneer in
quantitative investing, Batterymarch is an SEC-registered investment advisor
and the sole quantitative manager among Legg Mason's subsidiaries. For more
information, visit http://www.batterymarch.com.

    
    Contact:
    Heather Guthmann
    410-454-4211
    hguthmann@leggmason.com
    




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For further information: Heather Guthmann of Legg Mason, Inc., 
+1-410-454-4211, hguthmann@leggmason.com Web Site: http://www.leggmason.com  
               http://www.batterymarch.com

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