KBW Announces Quarterly Index Rebalancing and Constituent Change

  KBW Announces Quarterly Index Rebalancing and Constituent Change

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NEW YORK -- September 13, 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 upcoming
quarterly rebalancing across its family of indices. These changes will be
effective prior to the opening of business on Monday, September 23, 2013.

In addition, a member of the KBW Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index
(KDX^SM) will be removed based on criteria set forth in the quarterly index
review process. This change will also be effective prior to the opening of
business on Monday, September 23, 2013 and is listed below:

KBW Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (KDX^SM)

Deletion: Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD)

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.

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