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Peter Mullin Pledges $5 Million to The Anderson School at UCLA

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Peter W. Mullin, Los Angeles entrepreneur and philanthropist, has pledgeda gift of $5 million to The Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He hasdesignated the funds for faculty support and to provide an endowed chairfor faculty research, to be named "The Peter W. Mullin Endowed Fundfor Faculty Excellence."

In recognition of his generosity and of his longtime support of theschool, Anderson's Management Commons building has been renamed MullinManagement Commons.

Mr. Mullin, who rose to prominence as a consultant on executive compensationand benefit issues, first became interested in The Anderson School becauseof its strong reputation in the field of entrepreneurship. He joined itsBoard of Visitors in 1990 and is now serving as its chair. He is also astrong supporter of the school's Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies."One thing leads to another. You give, then you want to get more involved.You get more involved and you want to give," said Mr. Mullin. "Itruly believe The Anderson School is one of the finest management educationinstitutions in the world. I want to do what I can to ensure that continuesto be true."

Dean Bruce Willison noted that Mr. Mullin's gift sets an important exampleand will enable Anderson to reach higher levels of excellence. "Thisgift is a powerful statement of Peter's belief in the future of The AndersonSchool and in the promise of the vital research done by our faculty. Weare deeply grateful for his generosity and commitment," said DeanWillison.

Mr. Mullin is an active supporter of charitable causes, particularlythose related to education in the Los Angeles area. Born in South Pasadena,he received his B.A. at University of California, Santa Barbara. He foundedhis company, Mullin Consulting Inc., in 1969 in downtown Los Angeles, whereit still has its headquarters today. He also co-founded Strategic CompensationAssociates and M Financial Holding Company, where he serves as chairmanof the board. Mr. Mullin has consulted on executive compensation and benefitissues for more than 30 years for numerous public and private firms-includingmany Fortune 500 companies-across a variety of industries.

Mr. Mullin also serves on the boards of various cultural and educationalinstitutions, including the Huntington Library, Occidental College, theCalifornia Institute of Technology, Hospital of the Good Samaritan, theUCLA Foundation, the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, the EducationFoundation of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Music Center of LosAngeles County.

Mr. Mullin's gift was made in support of Campaign UCLA. Aiming to raise$1.2 billion by June 30, 2002, Campaign UCLA was launched in May 1997 asthe most ambitious private fund-raising effort in the history of publichigher education. This comprehensive undertaking will engage thousandsof members of the UCLA family-alumni and friends, corporations and foundations,faculty and staff-in partnerships to support academic programs, students,faculty, and facilities across the campus.

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