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JD Clark Wins 2011 "Best of State" Award

Editor’s Note: Jeff Clark graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from Utah State University in 1982. After graduating he joined KPMG in Seattle, Washington, where he worked in their audit and small business advisory practice. He started JD Clark & Company in January 1991 in Ogden, Utah. He is a certified public accountant. He was an Executive Leadership speaker in April 2011 and is currently a member of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business National Advisory Board. The Huntsman School of Business recognized him with its Professional Achievement Award in 2005. Mr. Clark and his wife, Bonnie, fund scholarships in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.


UMB Fund Services News Release

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JD Clark & Company, a division of UMB Fund Services offering back-office services for the hedge fund industry, has been named the winner in the accounting category for Utah’s Best of State Awards for 2011. This marks the second time the company has won the award in the past three years.

Now in its ninth year, the Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, entertainment, education, hospitality, retail, technology, and sports. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged within ten main category divisions in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

According to Best of State chief executive officer Dana Layton, winners of the 2011 Best of State
Awards have been rated and judged on their impact on the community, excellence and achievement, and innovation and originality. This year’s judging was hosted by Salt Lake Community College’s
Miller Business Resource Center and took place over a period of four full days. An independent judging process, featuring judges with category-specific credentials, resulted in a confidential tabulation of results by the Gilbert & Stewart accounting firm, and culminated in a formal Awards
Gala presentation on June 4, where winners received minted bronze gold-plated Best of State medals.

“We are pleased to have won the Utah Best of State Award again in 2011,” said Jeff Clark, chief executive officer of JD Clark & Company. “We view this recognition as a testament to the quality of our company’s work, our desire to excel and innovate in our field, and our commitment to make a difference by contributing to the wellbeing of our community.”

About JD Clark & Co.

Headquartered in Ogden, Utah, JD Clark offers a complete line of services to the hedge fund industry, including administration, fund accounting, investor services and tax; as well as custody services through UMB Bank, n.a. It currently serves 86 clients with combined assets of more than $24 billion.

JD Clark is a division of UMB Fund Services, which provides services to registered funds and currently serves 190 clients with combined assets of over $200 billion. UMB Financial Corporation
(NASDAQ: UMBF), the parent company of UMBFS, is a financial services holding company with more than $12.4 billion in banking assets, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.