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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has hired Bryan Beller as a managing director on the media and communications investment banking team, according to an internal memo.
Beller, who is based in New York, was most recently a managing director at Royal Bank of Canada for two years. Before that, he spent 18 years at Citigroup Inc.
A JPMorgan spokeswoman on Friday confirmed the contents of the memo. RBC did not immediately return a request for comment.
Beller starts work this month and will report to Fred Turpin, JP Morgan's Global Head of Media & Communications investment banking.
"Bryan brings two decades of industry knowledge and experience in both the communications and media sectors and will complement and further strengthen our industry-leading franchise," Turpin said in the memo.
Beller has advised on transactions such as CBS Corp's separation of its outdoor advertising business in 2014.
Reporting by Liana B. Baker in San Francisco; Editing by Will Dunham