has been acquired by Founder John Calamos and CEO John Koudounis in a take private transaction.

Duff & Phelps Advised The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Calamos Asset Management, Inc.

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Calamos Asset Management, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLMS) ("CAM") has been acquired by an entity (the "Acquirer") indirectly owned by John Calamos and John Koudounis in a take private transaction. The transaction closed on February 21, 2017. Duff Phelps served as financial advisor to the special committee of the board of directors of CAM, assisted in the negotiations of the transaction and provided a fairness opinion in connection with the transaction. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP served as legal counsel to the special committee.

About Calamos Asset Management, Inc.

Calamos Asset Management, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLMS) is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies, including U.S. growth equity, global equity, convertible, multi-asset and alternatives. CAM offers strategies through separately managed portfolios, mutual funds, closed-end funds, private funds, and UCITS Funds. Clients include major corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individuals, as well as the financial advisors and consultants who serve them. Vedder Price P.C. served as legal counsel to CAM.

About the Acquirer

John Calamos is the founder and Global Chief Investment Officer of Calamos Investments, LLC, the operating company of CAM, and CAM's Chairman. John Koudounis is the Chief Executive Officer of CAM. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP served as legal counsel to the Acquirer.

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