Thomas M. Metzold to Join National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation as Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets

PURCHASE, N.Y.--()--National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation (National), an indirect subsidiary of MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI), today announced that Thomas M. Metzold will join the company as Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets in early August. In this newly created position, Mr. Metzold will be responsible for leading National’s secondary markets business and for coordinating the firm’s outreach to buy and sell-side municipal bond trading desks. Mr. Metzold joins National following a 28-year career at Eaton Vance Management, where he was a Senior Municipal Portfolio Advisor and portfolio manager for approximately $5.5 billion of municipal assets.

We’re pleased to welcome Tom to National,” said Tom Weyl, Managing Director and Head of New Business Development. “His extensive experience in the municipal bond market and deep understanding of the needs of traders, portfolio managers and credit analysts will be invaluable as we look to expand our secondary markets business and reestablish National’s leadership position in the bond insurance industry.”

Mr. Metzold is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR), the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum. Mr. Metzold holds an MBA from the State University of New York at Albany and a B.S. degree in Finance from Siena College.

Forward-Looking Statements

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National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation, headquartered in Purchase, New York is the world’s largest U.S. public finance-only financial guarantee insurance company, with offices in New York and San Francisco. Please visit National’s website at www.nationalpfg.com.

Contacts

National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation
Media:
Kevin Brown, +1-914-765-3648
or
Investor Relations:
Nick Sourbis +1-914-765-3385

Contacts

National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation
Media:
Kevin Brown, +1-914-765-3648
or
Investor Relations:
Nick Sourbis +1-914-765-3385