Update on Litigation Between Stifel Nicolaus Canada and Stetson Oil and Gas

Update on Litigation Between Stifel Nicolaus Canada and Stetson Oil and Gas 
ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 --  Stifel Nicolaus Canada
Inc., a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), received an
adverse decision from the Court in connection with litigation dating
back to 2008 between Stetson Oil and Gas Ltd. and Stifel Nicolaus
Canada on Friday, March 1, 2013. 
Stifel Nicolaus Canada disagrees with the Court's decision and
intends to appeal that decision at the appropriate time. Stifel
Nicolaus Canada believes it has adequate reserves for what it
believes will be the ultimate resolution of this matter. 
Stifel Company Information 
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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
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Investor Relations
Sarah Anderson
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