Stifel Nicolaus
Stifel Financial Corp. is a full-service regional brokerage and investment banking firm, established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries, primarily Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel's overall strategy for creating shareholder value relies upon two precepts.

The first is based upon fostering an entrepreneurial environment where client interests are paramount and where quality ideas and innovative recommendations flow freely. Talented associates who recognize the value of this culture will make Stifel their firm of choice. The second precept relies on team-oriented associates understanding client needs and providing quality, client-driven solutions. Clients who recognize the value of this advice will make Stifel their adviser of choice. The recognition of these values by our clients and by our associates will, in turn, result in increased value for our shareholders, making Stifel common stock the investment of choice.