SPAC Sponsored by Greenhill Announces Commencement of Common Stock Offering


NEW YORK, September 4, 2009 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. ("Greenhill") (NYSE: GHL) today announced that GHL Acquisition Corp. ("GHL Acquisition") (NYX: GHQ, GHQ.U and GHQ.WS), the special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Greenhill, has announced the commencement of an offering of 16,000,000 newly issued shares of its common stock. GHL Acquisition announced that it intends to use the proceeds of the offering to fund its previously announced repurchases of common stock and exchanges of warrants as well as for general corporate purposes.

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