KBW, Inc. Declares Special Dividend of $2.00 per Share of Common Stock

  KBW, Inc. Declares Special Dividend of $2.00 per Share of Common Stock

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 29, 2012

KBW, Inc. (NYSE: KBW), a full-service investment bank that specializes in the
financial services sector, today announced that its Board of Directors had
declared a special dividend of two dollars ($2.00) per share on the company’s
common stock. The dividend is payable on December 17, 2012 to shareholders of
record at the close of business on December 10, 2012.

On November 5, 2012, KBW announced that it had entered into a merger agreement
with Stifel Financial Corp. The merger agreement provides that the cash
portion of the merger consideration will be reduced to reflect the payment of
the special dividend.

About KBW

KBW, Inc., headquartered in New York, operates in the U.S. and Europe through
its broker dealer subsidiaries, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., and Keefe,
Bruyette & Woods Limited. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, KBW has
established itself as a leading independent authority in the banking,
insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage banking, real estate and
specialty finance sectors. Founded in 1962, the firm maintains
industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate finance,
mergers and acquisitions as well as sales and trading in equities and debt
securities of financial services companies.

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KBW Investor Relations
Alan Oshiki, 866-529-2339
Intermarket Communications
Neil Shapiro, 212-754-5423
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