Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (DHIL) parent company of operating subsidiaries Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. (DHCM) and Diamond Hill Securities, Inc. (DHS) announced that Jim Laird, president of DHS, has been named to the additional position of Chief Financial Officer of DHIL. It is expected that corporate results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2001, will be released in February.

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