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Summit, NJ – February 7, 2018 

Pilot Hill Advisors LLC announced today that James B. Junker has joined the firm as Managing Director. In this role, Mr. Junker will work with company owners and their advisors to evaluate, plan and implement all types of ESOP transactions.

A respected banker for more than 25 years, Mr. Junker has advised the owners of a diverse group of public and private companies in manufacturing, energy, distribution, real estate, professional services, sports and entertainment. Mr. Junker has managed over $4 billion in financing and investment banking transactions including ESOPs, leveraged loans, securitizations, public and private bonds, commercial paper, recapitalizations and mergers and acquisitions. PHA Co-Founder, Robert Massengill remarked, "We are very excited to add Jim's expertise in capital raising, M&A and ESOPs to our team. This will further expand our ability to serve clients' needs across the country."

Mr. Junker is a veteran commercial and investment banker and previously worked at JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, First Chicago and GE Capital. "Of all the deals I have done, ESOPs and Management Buyouts have been among the most satisfying. Assisting the owners, management and employees to transition private company ownership in a way that benefits all is the ultimate win-win."

Jim Junker is based in Michigan and can be reached at (248) 218-9055 and