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May 16, 2011 10:12 ET

American Banker Taps Forbes.com's Weinberg as Editor in Chief

Will Lead Award-Winning Staff in Transition to Digital-First Content Model

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - SourceMedia announced today the appointment of Neil Weinberg to the position of Editor in Chief of American Banker, the media company's flagship and the leading information resource for banking and financial services professionals.

Weinberg will join American Banker on May 24, following a long and successful tenure at Forbes Media, where he rose to the level of Executive Editor. In that role, Weinberg edited Forbes.com's Personal Finance channel and related blogs, as well as Forbes magazine's Money & Investing section. Weinberg is also a cast member on the weekly TV talk show "Forbes on Fox."

At American Banker, Weinberg will oversee the editorial operations of the flagship brand, including its website at AmericanBanker.com and its 175-year-old daily publication. His mission includes guiding the staff in a transition to a digital-first content model, developing rich and social media content, building online audience engagement, and enhancing the value of the core content American Banker's paid subscribers demand.

"Neil is a thoughtful and creative editor who brings the right experience and skills to make an impact in this market," said Rich Melville, editorial director for SourceMedia's Banking and Capital Markets Group. "His work at Forbes.com integrating a group of digital and print journalists, and galvanizing them to engage an online audience, is directly relevant to the mission we have set for ourselves at American Banker."

"American Banker is a storied brand in the financial community," Weinberg said. "It will be a thrill and an honor to help move its unparalleled industry insights into a more digital world."

Weinberg fills the position vacated by Barbara Rehm, who stepped down to take the role of Editor at Large in 2010. Rehm writes a weekly column for American Banker and is a member of the team that drives SourceMedia's 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking program.

At Forbes, Weinberg has also held the positions of Staff Writer, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Associate Editor, and Senior Editor. He has written for The Financial Times, Institutional Investor, The Nikkei Weekly, Reuters and the Associated Press. He is the recipient of the Overseas Press Club's 2006 award for best business story in a magazine.

About American Banker
American Banker (www.AmericanBanker.com) is the banking industry's daily source of information, news and analysis covering national and global issues, mortgages, consumer finance, legislation, investment products, card and payment systems and technology.

About SourceMedia
SourceMedia, SourceMedia, an Investcorp company, is a business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology. SourceMedia offers its clients and subscribers professional information services -- both print and digital -- industry-standard data applications, in-depth seminars and conferences, and specialized marketing services.

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