Stifel Completes Acquisition and Hiring of the Institutional Fixed Income Brokerage Business From Knight

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ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced the completion of the acquisition of the U.S. institutional fixed income sales and trading business and the hiring of the European institutional fixed income sales and trading team from Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE: KCG).

"The addition of Knight's fixed income sales and trading business in the U.S. and Europe is highly complementary to our current platform. The London team expands our presence in Europe, where we previously did not have fixed income operations, and the U.S. team gives us a stronger domestic platform through additional products and services. We are excited to welcome this talented group to Stifel and for their contribution to the continued growth of this area of the firm," said Ronald J. Kruszewski, Chairman, President, and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp.

The combined teams comprise approximately 90 sales and trading professionals in the U.S. and Europe, covering high-yield and investment-grade corporate bonds, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities, loan trading, and emerging markets, as well as fixed income research in selected sectors and companies.

Stifel Company Information
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel clients are served through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated in the U.S., through Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. in Canada, through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited in the United Kingdom and Europe, and through Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. in the U.S. and Europe. The Company's broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank & Trust offers a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. offers trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company's web site at www.stifel.com.

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