StoneMor Partners L.P. Names Austin So General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
TREVOSE, Pa., July 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON) (“StoneMor” or the “Partnership”) today announced that Austin So has been appointed to the newly created position of General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary effective July 5, 2016.
So joins from Heraeus Incorporated, where he served most recently as Division General Counsel and Secretary of this Fortune Global 500 manufacturing conglomerate, leading a team of lawyers in Germany, China and the U.S. Among his many roles at Heraeus, So managed all U.S. litigation and international litigation involving U.S. entities. He negotiated a broad range of commercial agreements, helped support global M&A and other transactions and oversaw compliance for various divisions on company code of conduct, antitrust, export control and other issues. Prior to joining Heraeus, So practiced both corporate transactional law and litigation at top New York law firms. He was recently named by the MCCA (Minority Corporate Counsel Association) as a 2016 Rising Star.
Larry Miller, President and CEO of StoneMor Partners said, “We are thrilled to have Austin join the StoneMor team. The newly created position will provide a key perspective on the execution of our business plan. Austin’s broad legal background as both in-house counsel and outside attorney makes him uniquely qualified to provide legal expertise and strategic counsel and we look forward to his contributions.”
About StoneMor Partners L.P.
StoneMor Partners L.P., headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, is an owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes in the United States, with 307 cemeteries and 104 funeral homes in 28 states and Puerto Rico.
StoneMor is the only publicly traded death care company structured as a partnership. StoneMor’s cemetery products and services, which are sold on both a pre-need (before death) and at-need (at death) basis, include: burial lots, lawn and mausoleum crypts, burial vaults, caskets, memorials, and all services which provide for the installation of this merchandise. For additional information about StoneMor Partners L.P., please visit StoneMor’s website, and the investors section, at http://www.stonemor.com.