Norma Corio Joins Miller Buckfire, a Stifel Company, as Co-President

Norma Corio Joins Miller Buckfire, a Stifel Company, as Co-President 
ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 --   Stifel Financial
Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that Norma Corio has joined Miller
Buckfire & Co. as Co-President. Kenneth Buckfire will continue in his
role as Co-President of Miller Buckfire and Vice Chairman of Stifel's
Investment Banking practice. Ms. Corio, a 30-year veteran of JPMorgan
Chase, is an expert in bankruptcies and restructuring of distressed
companies. Harvey Golub will continue in his role as Chairman of
Miller Buckfire. 
"We are thrilled that Norma, an exceptionally talented and
well-respected banker, has decided to join us as a senior member of
our management team to help lead the restructuring effort. Norma will
play an important role in bringing together all of Stifel's
capabilities to benefit our clients," stated Ronald J. Kruszewski,
Chairman, President, and CEO of Stifel. 
"Miller Buckfire is an important part of Stifel's commitment to
leadership in providing strategic advisory services in the most
complex situations. Adding a professional of Norma's caliber whose
expertise in developing capital markets solutions to restructuring
problems is a key part of our Investment Banking strategy," said
Victor Nesi, Co-Head of the Institutional Group at Stifel.  
Ken Buckfire, Co-President of Miller Buckfire, commented, "I have
known Norma for nearly 20 years, and we have worked on many
transactions together. It is deeply satisfying that she has joined
our firm as Co-President. She will help Miller Buckfire become an
even more formidable leader in advising highly leveraged companies." 
"Miller Buckfire is known for its creative restructuring advice to
companies with unique financial positions. And, as a part of Stifel,
clients have access to a full range of capital markets solutions.
Given my background, this is a natural fit for me," said Norma Corio,
Co-President of Miller Buckfire. "I am looking forward to working
with the teams at Stifel and Miller Buckfire." 
Ms. Corio was most recently Head of the Special Investments Group at
JPMorgan Chase, which invested in financially challenged companies.
In August 2008, she was appointed Treasurer of JPMorgan Chase during
the financial crisis, where she helped navigate significantly
challenging market environments. Ms. Corio previously held several
other key positions, including Head of Restructuring in the
Investment Banking division at JPMorgan Chase. Ms. Corio's other
experiences at JPMorgan Chase include financial institutions analyst,
investor relations, strategic planning, and credit and risk
management. 
Ms. Corio will be based in Miller Buckfire's New York office.  
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. 
Stifel Investor Relations
Sarah Anderson
(415) 364-2500
investorrelations@stifel.com