Lone Star Funds Issues Statement Regarding Korea Exchange Bank

By Lone Star Funds, PRNE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DALLAS, November 25, 2010 - Lone Star Funds today issued the following statement regarding the
announced agreement to sell its controlling stake in Korea Exchange Bank to
Hana Financial Group:

Lone Star Funds is pleased to have reached an agreement with Hana
Financial Group regarding a sale of its controlling stake in Korea Exchange
Bank. We are proud of KEB's turnaround since rescuing the bank seven years
ago following the financial crisis in South Korea, and we believe the
business will be in good hands with Hana Financial. We look forward to
working with Hana Financial and the regulatory authorities towards a smooth
closing of the transaction.

About Lone Star Funds

Lone Star Funds (Lone Star) is a global investment firm that acquires
distressed debt and equity assets including corporate, commercial real
estate, single family residential and consumer debt products as well as banks
and asset rich operating companies requiring rationalization. Since the
establishment of its first fund in 1995, the principals of Lone Star have
organized private equity funds totaling approximately $24 billion of capital
that has been invested globally through Lone Star's worldwide network of
affiliate offices.

    Ed Trissel / Jed Repko
    Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Ed Trissel, or Jed Repko, both of Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, +1-212-895-8654

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