Stifel Enters Into Strategic Relationship With Carlyle GMS Finance

Stifel Enters Into Strategic Relationship With Carlyle GMS Finance 
ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/13 --  Stifel Financial Corp.
(NYSE: SF) today announced that it has entered into a strategic
relationship whereby Stifel and Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc., a business
development company focused on senior debt investment in
middle-market companies recently formed by affiliates of The Carlyle
Group (NASDAQ: CG), will mutually refer middle-market opportunities
to each other. As part of the strategic relationship, Stifel has made
an investment in Carlyle GMS Finance. 
"We are excited to enter into this relationship with Carlyle GMS
Finance, given our middle-market client focus. Our relationship will
enhance deal flow opportunities for both parties," said Ronald J.
Kruszewski, Chairman, President and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp.  
Ken Kencel, Managing Director and the President of Carlyle GMS
Finance, commented, "Our relationship with Stifel will greatly
enhance our deal sourcing capabilities by providing us with access to
proprietary investment opportunities." 
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. 
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 release not dealing with historical results are forward-looking
and are based on various assumptions. The forward-looking statements
in this release 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
Sarah Anderson
(415) 364-2500
investorrelations@stifel.com 
 
 
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