KBW Announces Change to KBW Regional Banking Index (KRXSM)

  KBW Announces Change to KBW Regional Banking Index (KRXSM)

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 29, 2013

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., a full-service, boutique investment bank and
broker-dealer that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly
owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), announces the following
change:

Effective prior to the opening of business on Monday, June 3, 2013, PacWest
Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW), a member of the KBW Regional Banking Index (KRX^SM),
will undergo an increase in shares due to the expected closing of a recent
acquisition.

The KBW indices have ten tradable exchange-traded funds licensed: KBW Bank
Index (Index Ticker: BKX^SM, ETF Ticker: KBWB^SM); KBW Capital Markets Index
(Index Ticker: KSX^SM, ETF Ticker: KBWC^SM); KBW Insurance Index (Index
Ticker: KIX^SM, ETF Ticker: KBWI^SM); KBW Regional Banking Index (Index
Ticker: KRX^SM, ETF Ticker: KBWR^SM, KRS^SM, KRU^SM); KBW Financial Sector
Dividend Yield Index (Index Ticker: KDX^SM, ETF Ticker: KBWD^SM); KBW Premium
Yield Equity REIT Index (Index Ticker: KYX^SM, ETF Ticker: KBWY^SM); KBW
Property and Casualty Insurance Index (Index Ticker: KPX^SM, ETF Ticker:
KBWP^SM); and KBW Global (Ex. U.S.) Financial Sector Index (Index Ticker:
KGX^SM, ETF Ticker: KBWX^SM).

About KBW

KBW LLC, a Stifel company, operates in the U.S. and Europe through its broker
dealer subsidiaries, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Limited. Over the years, KBW has established itself as a leading independent
authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage
banking 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 securities
of financial services companies.

Contact:

Intermarket Communications
Mike Gelormino, 212-909-4780
 
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