SWS Group Appoints J. Michael Edge as Interim Chief Financial Officer

    SWS Group Appoints J. Michael Edge as Interim Chief Financial Officer

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2013

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE: SWS) (the
"Company" or "SWS Group") announced today that Senior Vice President of
Finance and Investor Relations, J. Michael Edge, has been appointed as the
Company's interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Mr. Edge joined SWS Group in 2000 and brings substantial finance and
accounting experience to his new role. He succeeds Stacy M. Hodges, whose
previously announced resignation became effective on September 30, 2013. SWS
Group has initiated a search process to fill the Chief Financial Officer
position on a permanent basis.

"Mike has been an important member of SWS Group for more than a decade and has
played an integral role in leading the Company's finance and investor
relations functions," said James H. Ross, President and Chief Executive
Officer of SWS Group. "He is a talented financial professional whose extensive
knowledge of our business and close working relationship with our management
team ensured a smooth transition into the position. We look forward to the
continued benefit of his talents and leadership in this new capacity."

During his 13 years with SWS Group, Mr. Edge held the positions of internal
auditor and financial analyst before being named Director of Finance and
Investor Relations in 2009 and Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor
Relations in 2011. He began his career in the financial industry with Bank One
as an Assistant Vice President, Senior Risk Analyst. Mr. Edge earned a
Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University, and
a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, where
he was a member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. He is a
Certified Public Accountant, holds Series 7 and Series 27 securities licenses,
and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the University of
Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

About SWS Group

SWS Group, Inc. is a Dallas-based holding company offering a broad range of
investment and financial services through its subsidiaries. The Company's
common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol SWS. SWS Group, Inc. subsidiaries include Southwest Securities, Inc.,
SWS Financial Services, Inc., and Southwest Securities, FSB.

SOURCE SWS Group, Inc.

Website: http://www.swsgroupinc.com
Contact: Ben Brooks - Corporate Communications, (214) 859-6351,
bdbrooks@swst.com
 
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