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Hilliard Lyons Completes Transition to First Clearing


First Clearing announced today that it has welcomed Hilliard Lyons, one
of the nation's leading wealth advisory firms, to its portfolio of
client firms. While the original agreement was announced in February
2016, the firm's actual move to the First Clearing platform was
successfully completed on Feb. 15, 2017.

With this transition, Hilliard Lyons now has access to a robust
technology platform that provides new tools and capabilities for the
firm's team members and clients, and that supports the company's
position as a leading provider of wealth-planning advice.

"After a smooth transition, we're excited to have the state-of-the-art
technology and growth services that distinguish First Clearing," said
James Allen, Hilliard Lyons' chief executive officer. "Hilliard Lyons'
Financial Consultants can now avail themselves of a single sign-on,
fully integrated platform with an expanded array of planning and
reporting services, to serve their clients' needs at the highest level.
With resources and capabilities like these, we believe we can better
serve our clients."

Based in Louisville, KY, 162-year-old Hilliard Lyons operates more than
70 offices in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states, with plans to grow
in the coming years. The firm specializes in planning issues that
include education funding, retirement, business succession, and trusts
and estates – to advise clients through life's financial challenges.

"We're delighted that our relationship with Hilliard Lyons is such a
good match – in culture and expertise as well as in our guiding
principles," said John G. Peluso, Jr., First Clearing's president. "We
look forward to further empowering this distinguished firm as it
continues its long tradition of advising clients with distinction."

More about Hilliard Lyons: Founded in 1854, Hilliard Lyons (
traces its roots back to the 1850s, when predecessors of the firm
began trading commodities. Throughout its long lineage of community
leaders, Hilliard Lyons has forged a reputation for safeguarding client
interests, and the firm focuses on creating, preserving, and
distributing clients' wealth. J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC, is a
member of the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA, and SIPC.

More about First Clearing: Now in our fourth decade of service to
quality, independently owned broker-dealers, First Clearing maintains a
leading position in empowering firms, their leaders, and their advisors
to compete successfully – to help their clients succeed financially. Our
team of experienced professionals offers some of the industry's best
thought leadership and innovative approaches to business advancement.
Clients enjoy access to vast resources, including: a full range of
investment, advisory and banking products; industry-leading research;
alternative investments; fixed-income, lending, retirement, and trust
services; advanced advisor workstation and workflow technologies;
risk-management and compliance support; and advisor recruiting services.
Financial professionals with our client firms have exclusive access to
First Clearing's Growth Accelerator® – a
professional-development and practice-consulting program designed to
help take an advisor's practice to the next level.

First Clearing is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services,
LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of
Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo Clearing Services is a member of the
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