The law firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP has commenced an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Duff & Phelps (D&P) (NYSE: DUF) by a group of private equity firms consisting of The Carlyle Group, Stone Point Capital LLC, Pictet & Cie and Edmond de Rothschild Group (the Private Equity Firms).

On December 31, 2012, D&P announced that it had entered into an agreement for the Private Equity Firms to acquire the company for $15.55/share in cash upon the recommendation of a special committee consisting of independent directors. All members of D&P’s senior management team will remain employed by, and invest in the equity of the company following the closing of the transaction.

Wohl & Fruchter’s investigation concerns the fairness of the process used to approve the acquisition and whether approval of the acquisition was improperly motivated by any conflicts of interest.

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Persons with relevant information, and DUF shareholders with questions about this investigation, are invited to contact our Firm by calling 866.582.8140, or contacting the attorney below.

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