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November 6, 2006

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Trust today announced the appointment of Robert Abeles as Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO.  Mr. Abeles previously served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Kindercare Learning Centers, Transamerica Life, and First Interstate Bank of California.

“Bob is an experienced financial executive who brings great skills to this position,” said Interim Director and CEO Deborah Marrow.  “I am pleased that he has agreed to help the Getty during this interim period.”

Mr. Abeles will immediately assume responsibility for the Getty Trust’s Finance and Accounting Department as well as Information Technology Services. 

A Glendale resident, Mr. Abeles is a past chairman and director of the American Heart Association, Los Angeles chapter, and former board member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Abeles holds a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications

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