JANA Partners - Investor Profile

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Investor Information:

767 Fifth AvenueTotal AUM ($MM):8,000
8th FloorEquity AUM ($MM):792
New York, NY 10153Investment Style:Event-Driven
United StatesOrientation:Shareholder Activist
Phone: 212-455-0920 Investor Type:Hedge Fund Manager

Institutional Investor Background

JANA Partners is an event-driven hedge fund created in 2001 by Co-Founders and Managing Directors Barry S. Rosenstein and Gary Claar. Prior to founding JANA, Mr. Rosenstein was a Principal of Sagaponack Partners, a private equity fund. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Claar was a Principal of Marathon Advisors, an event-driven focused fund. JANA is headquartered in New York City.

Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: Global, North America, United States

Founders and Key Executives of JANA Partners: Barry S. Rosenstein; Gary Claar

Entities related to JANA Partners: JANA Capital LLC; JANA Master Fund LP; JANA Nirvana Fund LP; JANA Partners LP; JANA Piranha Fund LP

Relevant Firms***: Hylas Capital Management LP; LionEye Capital Management

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JANA Partners's Top 10 Equity Holdings

Company (Ticker) ($MM) Shares Change % Out
Agrium Inc (USA) (AGU) 1,091.99 11,199,881 1,751,288 7.09
Ashland Inc (ASH) 271.01 3,647,566 3,647,566 4.68
Qep Resources, Inc. (QEP) 237.47 7,458,253 -1,358,439 4.22
Verisign Inc (VRSN) 229.38 4,852,491 1,790,363 2.92
Copart Inc (CPRT) 218.16 6,365,920 239,644 5.03
Aetna Inc (AET) 195.82 3,829,777 1,248,128 1.10
BMC Software Inc (BMC) 164.76 3,556,313 3,556,313 2.21
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (ROC) 163.79 2,502,977 -271,733 3.27
Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) 134.29 21,943,239 21,943,239 4.15
Boeing Co (BA) 133.22 1,551,734 1,551,734 0.21

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