Passing of Co-Founder William A. Kaynor, Esq.

New York, NY May 26, 2011: (For immediate release) – Akin Bay Company LLC (“Akin Bay”), a New York investment banking boutique, announced today the death on May 25, 2011 of one of its founding partners, William Akin Kaynor, Esq. of Coconut Grove, Florida and Quogue, NY. Mr. Kaynor was 88 at the time of his death. After a distinguished 30 year career as a partner of the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (“Davis Polk”), Mr. Kaynor founded in 1990 the firm then named Akin Blair Company (now Akin Bay Company LLC) with two partners, the late John P. Carroll, Jr., Esq., also a retired partner of Davis Polk, and James Blair Rybakoff. “Bill was more than a partner and leader of Akin Bay for over a decade, he was my mentor and part of our family. Bill had one of the most analytical, quick- thinking minds I have ever encountered; even in his 70’s he was able to come up with solutions to complex financial problems faster than anyone else I have ever met. We will miss him tremendously” said James Rybakoff, who is today Akin Bay’s President and CEO.

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