Stifel Financial Acquires Miller Buckfire

Stifel Financial Acquires Miller Buckfire 
Firms' Strategic Alliance Leads to Closer Integration 
ST. LOUIS, MO and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 --  Stifel
Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) and Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC today
announced an agreement whereby Stifel has acquired 100 percent of
Miller Buckfire, effective immediately.  
"Ken Buckfire and his team comprise the preeminent franchise in
restructuring advisory, and we are excited that Miller Buckfire is
now a full partner of Stifel," said Ronald J. Kruszewski, Chairman,
President, and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp. "We have been very
pleased with the success of our strategic alliance. The decision to
combine presented the logical next step following our initial
investment a year and a half ago." 
Victor Nesi, Co-Head of the Institutional Group at Stifel Financial,
added, "As we continue to build our investment banking capabilities,
bringing our two firms together enables us to efficiently provide
capital markets and investment banking services to clients with
special financing needs, such as those historically provided by
Miller Buckfire." 
"Through our combination with Stifel, we are confident we have the
right platform from which we can continue to provide our clients with
intelligent and creative restructuring advice to companies with
unique financial challenges," said Kenneth A. Buckfire, Chief
Executive Officer of Miller Buckfire. "Operating as part of Stifel
will further enable us to provide a full range of capital markets
solutions to our clients. My partners and I look forward with great
optimism as we enter this new combination with Stifel."  
Stifel Financial 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, 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 man
agers, 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 website
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 The information
contained in this press release contains certain statements that may
be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements in this report not
dealing with historical results are forward-looking and are based on
various assumptions. The forward-looking statements in this report
are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by
the statements. Material factors and assumptions could cause actual
results to differ materially from current expectations. The Company
does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect
circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking
statements are made. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation
to update these forward-looking statements. 
Stifel Investor Relations Contact
Sarah Anderson
(415) 364-2500 
Miller Buckfire Contact
Chuck Dohrenwend or Dana Gorman
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
(212) 371-5999 
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