Statement

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2012

Contact: 202-521-3850

Email: info@mcc.gov

Statement from MCC Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes regarding the death of Congressman Donald Payne of New Jersey:

“On behalf of myself and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, I offer sincere condolences to Congressman Payne’s family, friends and colleagues on the sad news of his passing. The Congressman leaves behind a legacy of commitment to advancing democracy and ending poverty around the world, particularly in Africa. The staff and friends of MCC are grateful for his strong support of this agency and our mission. We will miss his sound advice and strong leadership on all aspects of development.”