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UBS Agrees to Sell 55 Branches to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Stifel Financial Corp. announced today that its principal operating subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, has entered into an exclusive agreement with UBS Financial Services Inc. to acquire up to 55 branches from the UBS Wealth Management Americas branch network.
Stifel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ronald J. Kruszewski, commented, "The addition of these UBS branches represents a unique strategic fit. The addition of this talented group of professionals furthers our efforts to meet our goal of expanding across the country and further build upon Stifel's recent growth achieved through our successful acquisitions and integrations of the Legg Mason Capital Markets Group in 2005, Ryan Beck in 2007 and Butler Wick last year."
Jamie Price, Head of UBS Wealth Management Advisor Group, Americas, added, "This transaction is beneficial for both firms. It positions UBS to continue to gain market share in strategic markets which are key to our long-term growth. We also believe these branches will be able to integrate smoothly onto Stifel's platform and the Financial Advisors would continue to grow and assist their clients in meeting their financial goals."