Paul Westra to Join Stifel's Consumer & Retail Equity Research Group

Paul Westra to Join Stifel's Consumer & Retail Equity Research Group 
ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 --  Stifel Financial Corp.
(NYSE: SF) today announced that Paul Westra will join the firm on
June 11, 2013, as Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering the
restaurant sector.  
"We are very pleased that Paul will be joining our Consumer & Retail
Equity Research Group," stated Hugh Warns, Director of Research at
Stifel. "Paul is an outstanding, proven analyst and a recognized
leader in the restaurant industry. We look forward to adding his
talents to the existing nine highly recognized consumer analysts at
Stifel." 
"Paul brings a great combination of unique research methodologies and
practical operational experience to our firm and team," added David
Schick, head of the Consumer & Retail Equity Research Group at
Stifel. 
Mr. Westra will bring over 20 years of experience, including the past
eleven with Cowen and Company, where he built a dominant restaurant
practice. In addition to his career in equity research, he spent two
years as Vice President of Business Development for Food.com, an
outsourced information technology company for restaurants. He is also
part owner of a New York City restaurant, further adding to his
practical industry expertise. Mr. Westra holds an M.B.A. from Duke
University's Fuqua School of Business and a B.A. in business
administration from the University of Massachusetts. He is also a CFA
charter holder.  
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. 
For further information, contact
Research Media Relations:
Linda Olszewski
(443) 224-1367 
 
 
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