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Manuel Tron Joins Ernst & Young LLP

New York, 29 August 2013

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Tron to also serve as EY Americas Tax Policy Leader

During the annual meeting of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) in Copenhagen, Ernst & Young LLP announced the addition of Manuel Tron, who has been recognized both in Mexico and internationally as a leader in international tax law. Tron has just completed his two terms as IFA President and received the distinction of being named Honorary President.

Tron will also assume the role of Americas Tax Policy Leader for the global EY organization, in which he will be instrumental in coordinating EY member firm policy services across the Americas through EY’s Americas Tax Center, a network of EY professionals that brings together deep local technical knowledge with global business acumen and industry insights to help companies operate in diverse markets around the world.

“Manuel is a leader in cross-border tax policy,” said Kate Barton, EY Americas Vice Chair of Tax. “His leadership of EY Americas tax policy services will help our clients navigate the changing international tax environment, particularly in light of recent OECD initiatives like BEPS. Together, we can propel EY’s tax practices toward our long-term goal of growth and market strength throughout the Americas by 2020.”

Tasked with developing the tax policy network in the Americas, Tron will emphasize connections between Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Based in the US, he will coordinate analysis, preparation and dissemination of tax policy information to EY personnel and clients in the Americas, and coordinate Americas tax policy activities with the organization's EMEIA and Asia-Pac tax policy practices and the Americas tax controversy network. In addition, Tron will work with related EY member firm practices that engage in tax policy work, such as Ernst & Young LLP's Quantitative Economics and Statistics (QUEST) group and Washington Council Ernst & Young.

“I have always focused on international trends and their impact on multinational organizations, which is what makes becoming part of EY Americas and the EY global network so exciting,” said Tron. “I’m delighted to lead tax policy in the Americas for EY and to join such an established and respected group of professionals. EY’s network throughout North, Central and South America – and across the world – brings together the top tax practitioners to help clients stay abreast of the latest policy developments.”

In 2008, Tron founded Tron Abogados, S.C., a Mexico-based law firm focused on tax consulting and litigation services. Prior to his two terms as IFA President from 2009 to 2013, Tron spent ten years as a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the IFA. He also held leadership positions in the Mexico branch of the IFA.

In Mexico, Tron has worked as an international tax law consultant for the Tax Administration Service, the Federal Court of Administrative and Tax Justice, various committees of the Secretaries of Study and Accounts of the Supreme Court and to members of the Public Finance Committee in the Mexican Senate.

Tron has been a professor at several Mexican universities and a guest lecturer at other universities and major industry events. He is the author of the book "El Régimen Fiscal de los Extranjeros en México" and a contributing author to books published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation and Euromoney, as well as numerous articles on behalf of international and Mexican fiscal and accounting associations.

He graduated from the Universidad Panamericana Law School in 1983, where he completed postgraduate studies in Economic and Corporate Law, and also in Tax Law. Later, he attended the International Tax Institute of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Tron is a member of the Mexican Bar Association.

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