Alan C. (“Ace”) Greenberg is Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., the parent company of Bear Stearns & Co., a leading Wall Street firm. Mr. Greenberg has been affiliated with Bear Stearns for more than 50 years, joining the firm in 1949 as a clerk and subsequently becoming a trader. He was made a partner in 1958 and he was named Chief Executive Officer in 1978. In 1985, when the firm went public, he was named Chairman of the Board as well. He relinquished his role as Chief Executive Officer in 1993 and retired as Chairman in June 2001. During his long career, Mr. Greenberg built a reputation as one of Wall Street’s most successful traders and industry visionaries. Under his leadership, Bear Stearns became one of the industry’s top market makers and clearing houses. Mr. Greenberg’s accomplishments extend well beyond his professional career. An avid sportsman, professional-level magician and dog trainer, he also won a national bridge championship. He was knighted by the Queen of Denmark (1984), was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1995) and became a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (1997). He is a graduate of the University of Missouri.