updated 3/18/2011 3:17:46 PM ET 2011-03-18T19:17:46

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- John Mattera, Chairman and CEO of The Mattera Reserve, Inc., will attend the Panamerican Concours – a 2011 Supercar Experience event to be held this weekend in Miami. The Panamerican Concours is an assembly of the world's most impressive collection of privately owned supercars.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO




John Mattera




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Two of John Mattera's Ferraris – a 599 GTO and a 458 Italia – will be driven and displayed, and his Mercedes SLS Gullwing will also be on display.

"SCX is the premier event for supercar enthusiasts, and I'm excited to be a part of this year's festivities," said Mr. Mattera. "It's a great chance for the auto community in South Florida to get together and have some fun!"

"I am truly happy and proud to have Mr. John Mattera at this year,s SCX event," said John Temerian (founder of the Super Car Experience). "This is our first year celebrating the world's most significant cars in Miami."

Mr. Mattera is an active member of the Ferrari Owner Club and an avid enthusiast of Ferrari automobiles. His 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO was built and designed by Michael Schumacher and is one of only a handful ever made. The GTO has only been produced twice before – once in the sixties and once in the mid-eighties. It is the fastest production car ever built by the company. 

The Panamerican Concours is a 2011 Supercar Experience event, to be held from March 19-20 at the Fairfield Botanical Garden. Find out more: http://www.supercarexperience.com/ .

About John Mattera:

John Mattera is currently the Chairman and CEO of The Mattera Reserve, Inc. a Worldwide Private equity firm with investments in 23 countries. Together with The Mattera Reserve's partners, the company has backed many of the world's best entrepreneurial leaders. John Mattera is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board for The Praetorian Global Fund, LTD, a newly formed investment firm combining the disciplines of traditional private equity, venture capital, and related debt and lending strategies to provide business-building solutions to growing firms across nearly all industries.

Mr. Mattera also serves as the managing director of Wilshire Capital Partners Group, LTD. and XENIX Capital, LTD., two new private equity funds based in Luxembourg.  These Funds have earned the reputation of investing in only the exceptional.

About The Mattera Reserve:

Established in 2004, The Mattera Reserve is one of the world's leading merchant banks.  The Mattera Reserve is a financial institution primarily engaged in offering financial services and advice to corporations and individual, as well as investing its own capital in client companies.

About The Mattera Foundation:

The mission of The Mattera Foundation is to strengthen the community through bringing good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the communities that we serve. Our goals are to serve as a leader, catalyst, and resource for philanthropy. We aim to build and hold a permanent and growing endowment for the community's changing needs and opportunities. The Mattera Foundation strives for excellence in strategic grant making that benefits all citizens of our community in fields such as social services, education, health, the environment, and the arts. Find out more: www.thematterafoundation.com .

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CONTACT: Lisa Yigit
         E-mail: ly@thematterafoundation.com

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