Murray Huneke Joins Stifel Nicolaus Weisel as Co-Head of

Murray Huneke Joins Stifel Nicolaus Weisel as Co-Head of Consumer and
Retail Investment Banking 
ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/05/12 --  Stifel Financial Corp.
(NYSE: SF) today announced that Murray Huneke will be joining the
firm as a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Consumer and Retail
Investment Banking Group in November 2012. Mr. Huneke, who will be
based in the firm's San Francisco office, will partner with Michael
Kollender, who is based in New York, as Co-Head of the Consumer and
Retail Investment Banking Group.  
"Murray is another example of a high-quality individual joining our
platform. We continue to take advantage of opportunities for growth
through hiring professionals in sectors in which we believe we'll
have the greatest success in gaining market share," stated Victor
Nesi, Co-Head of the Institutional Group at Stifel Financial Corp.  
Brad Raymond, Co-Head of Investment Banking at Stifel Nicolaus
Weisel, stated, "With over 20 years of experience as an investment
banker, Murray brings strong client relationships across the consumer
and retail sector, particularly with respect to restaurants. His
broad product expertise, sponsor relationships, and demonstrated
leadership will be a great asset to our firm." Michael Kollender
added, "I look forward to partnering with Murray to continue to build
the leading middle-market Consumer and Retail franchise in the
Most recently, Mr. Huneke was a Managing Director in Investment
Banking at Piper Jaffray, where he was Group Head of the Consumer
Retail Group for ten years. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, he was a
Managing Director responsible for the Restaurant, Food, and Beverage
teams within the Consumer Group at Banc of America
Securities/Montgomery Securities. Mr. Huneke began his investment
banking career at Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. in the Consumer Group. He
graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Economics and
received his MBA from Harvard Business School.  
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
and through Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, the investment banking division
of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in the U.S., through
Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. in Canada, and through Stifel Nicolaus
Europe Limited in the United Kingdom 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 Financial,
please visit the Company's web site at 
Investor Relations Contact
Sarah Anderson
(415) 364-2500 
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