Equity Capital Markets Expansion

Equity Capital Markets Expansion

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gary K. Wunderlich, Jr., CEO
of Wunderlich Securities announced the addition of five Equity Capital Market
Professionals. Joining Wunderlich Securities' equity research department are
David Askew, Michael Bates, Craig Kucera, and Abhishek Sinha. Brian Ludwig
joins the Institutional Sales Group in Boston. "We continue to build our
Equity Research Department and Equity Capital Markets division, and are
extremely pleased to have attracted these seasoned professionals to our
platform," said Gary Wunderlich. Wunderlich Securities has experienced
extraordinary growth over the past few years, particularly in Equity Capital
Markets (ECM). With these hires, the ECM division has 18 senior research
analysts covering companies in six industry verticals – including energy,
financial services, diversified industrials, technology, healthcare and
consumer. The ECM Division has grown to 17 senior salespersons, 9
traders/sales traders, and 20 senior investment bankers. "We believe these new
equity research and institutional sales professionals will be great additions
to our ECM business," added Jay Dobson, Director of Wunderlich Securities'
Equity Capital Markets Division.

David Askew joins Wunderlich Securities in the Firm's Houston, Texas office as
a Senior Vice President and Equity Research Analyst. He will provide coverage
of the energy midstream master limited partnership (MLP) sector. David has
over 7 years of sell-side equity research experience primarily on the energy
platform of RBC Capital Markets LLC with a focus on midstream and marine MLPs.
David also covered alternative energy at RBC Capital Markets LLC and was a
generalist equity analyst at Austin Stock Research, a boutique research firm,
before joining RBC. David received a B.B.A in Finance with a minor in
Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Michael Bates will provide research coverage of the Utility and Power
Industry. He joins Wunderlich Securities from D.A. Davidson and Co. where he
provided sell-side equity research coverage of regulated electric and gas
utilities. He is a graduate of the University of Utah, Eccles School of
Business. Michael will be located in our New York City office and joins as a
Senior Vice President of Wunderlich Securities.
Craig Kucera joins Wunderlich Securities to provide coverage of the Equity
Real Estate Investment Trust space. He has nearly 10 years of analyst
experience in this sector at firms including BB &T Capital Markets and FBR.
He has been named to "Best on the Street" research team by the Wall Street
Journal and recognized by StarMine for the accuracy of his earnings estimates
and stock performance. He earned an MBA from The University of Iowa. Craig
will be located in our Leesburg, Virginia office and joins as a Senior Vice
President of Wunderlich Securities.

Brian Ludwig joins Wunderlich Securities as a Vice President of Institutional
Sales in our Boston Office. Prior to Wunderlich Securities, Mr. Ludwig worked
with Craig-Hallum Capital Group for three years and FBR for four years, both
in the Institutional Equity Sales division. Mr. Ludwig has a B.S. in Finance
from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Abhishek Sinha comes to Wunderlich Securities from Bank of America/Merrill
Lynch where he covered US Oil and Gas Exploration and Production companies and
Upstream MLPs since 2010. He will provide coverage of the Upstream and
Midstream MLP industry for Wunderlich Securities as a Senior Vice President in
our Houston, Texas office. Abhishek's industry experience includes previous
employment with ConEdison and Baker Hughes, Inc. both in the natural gas and
oilfield services areas. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School
and is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the R.V. College of

About Wunderlich Securities, Inc. -- Established in 1996, Wunderlich
Securities is a full-service brokerage firm based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Wunderlich Securities caters to individual, corporate, nonprofit and
institutional clients with financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and
investment banking services. The Firm operates in 28 offices across 16 states
and has over 450 associated professionals. For more information about the
organization, please visit our website at www.wunderlichsecurities.com.

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