FIG Partners Expands Equity Trading and Research Teams

Two Senior Investment Professionals Join FIG

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FIG
Partners
, one of the nation’s premier investment banking and
research firms specializing in community banks, today announced the
appointment of two senior investment professionals, market maker Jeff
McMurray and equity research analyst Jake Civiello.

Mr. McMurray, who was named Equity Trader and is based in Philadelphia,
will serve as a market maker in 500 community and regional bank and
thrift stocks. Mr. Civiello, who was named Research Analyst and is based
in Portland, Maine, will join FIG’s equity research team, which covers
more than 125 community banks across the U.S.

The appointments follow FIG’s acquisition by Janney Montgomery Scott,
which closed on April 30, and furthers Janney’s strategic objective to
support and expand the FIG team.

FIG CEO Geoffrey
Hodgson
, said: “A key advantage in becoming part of Janney is the
opportunity to attract highly talented professionals who can accelerate
the growth of our business. Jeff McMurray and Jake Civiello are
exceptional investment professionals whose experience and expertise
further deepens the team at Janney and FIG. Jeff and Jake are passionate
about helping community banks achieve their strategic objectives, and
both have long track records of success.”

Before FIG, Mr. McMurray worked for Boenning & Scattergood, Inc. and a
predecessor firm for 19 years. At Boenning & Scattergood, he was a
market maker in more than 265 NASDAQ and OTC bank and thrift stocks. Mr.
McMurray earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies from
Stockton University in New Jersey. He has series 7, 55, and 63
securities licenses.

Prior to FIG, Mr. Civiello worked for RBC Capital Markets for 14 years.
At RBC, he was lead analyst and covered commercial banks and thrifts on
the East Coast. Earlier in his career, Mr. Civiello worked for TD
Banknorth Group. He has been recognized as a top stock picker by the Financial
Times
and Starmine. Mr. Civiello earned a Bachelor of Science degree
from Colby College in Math and holds series 7, 86, and 87 securities
licenses.

About FIG Partners

FIG Partners LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Janney Montgomery Scott,
is one of the nation’s premier investment banking and research firms
specializing in community banks. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, FIG
Partners has offices in California, Illinois, North Carolina, and
Tennessee. For more information visit www.figpartners.com.

About Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney provides advice to individual, corporate, and institutional
clients. Our expertise includes guidance about asset management,
corporate and public finance, equity and fixed income investing, equity
research, institutional equity and fixed income sales and trading,
investment strategy, financial planning, mergers and acquisitions,
public and private capital raising, portfolio management, retirement and
income planning, and wealth management. Janney is an independently
operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and is a
member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, New York Stock
Exchange, and Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Additional
company information is available at www.janney.com.

Contacts

Greg Berardi, Blue
Marlin Partners

greg@bluemarlinpartners.com,
415.239.7826

Bradd DelMuto, Corporate Communications Manager
Janney Montgomery
Scott LLC
215-665-6595
bdelmuto@janney.com

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