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Ladenburg Thalmann Congratulates Independent Advisory and Brokerage Subsidiaries on Ranking Among the Top Firms in the Industry for Women Financial Advisors


Prestigious Industry Surveys Name Securities America, Triad Advisors
and KMS Financial Services as Firms with Exceptionally High
Representation of Female Advisors

Public Recognition Precedes Launch of Invitations to Ladenburg
Institute of Women & Finance's 7th Annual Symposium in Dallas, TX

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL,
LTS PrA, LTSF) ("Ladenburg"), a publicly-traded, diversified financial
services company, today congratulated its independent advisory and
brokerage (IAB) subsidiaries for standing out in the industry for their
commitment to recruiting female financial advisors and contributing to
their professional growth. Ladenburg's five IAB subsidiary firms are
Securities America, Triad Advisors, KMS Financial Services, Investacorp
and Securities Service Network (SSN).

Richard Lampen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ladenburg,
said, "Ladenburg is proud of our longstanding and unwavering devotion to
enhancing the entry of women into the financial advice industry, and
furthering their professional growth and success. This is intrinsic to
our broader commitment to good corporate citizenship, as well as our
early awareness years ago that more and more women will become financial
contributors and decision-makers to households across the country. The
advantages women advisors have in connecting with female clients makes
doing everything we can to hire and retain them both an ethical
responsibility and a business imperative."

Ladenburg noted public recognition for Securities America, Triad
Advisors and KMS Financial Services in supporting the professional
success of women advisors as follows:

  • In the June 11, 2018, Financial Planning magazine article titled
    "Which Independent Broker-Dealers Have the Highest Percentage of Women
    Advisors?" Securities America and Triad Advisors tied for the #2
    position in the industry with 28% women advisors, with KMS Financial
    Services ranked #7 with 22% women advisors.
  • Separately, InvestmentNews also recognized Securities America for
    placing exceptionally high among independent firms for its number of
    women advisors. The May 23, 2018, article titled "IBDs with the Most
    Female Reps" ranked Securities America as #2 with 683 women advisors
    in 2017, and noted that the firm's proportion of women advisors as a
    percentage of total advisors increased by 1.3% from the previous year.

Janine Wertheim, Securities America Advisors President and Securities
America Chief Marketing Officer, said, "Helping women advisors succeed
has always been central to our firm's culture. We're proud of our hard
work, year after year, to support one of the strongest groups of women
advisors across the industry. Our efforts are part of a broader
commitment for Securities America to cultivating an environment where
women become inspiring leaders and great examples for others."

Erinn Ford, President of KMS Financial Services, said, "It's no secret
that women advisors tend to be especially skilled at building
relationships of trust with women clients, and that women clients are
increasingly important as financial decisionmakers across the country.
We're excited with our firm's recognition for supporting the businesses
of women advisors, and we look forward to continuing to enhance our
firm's value proposition for women advisors at each stage of the
business life cycle."

Jeff Rosenthal, President of Triad Advisors, said, "We're grateful to be
publicly recognized for our firm's success in promoting the business
growth of women advisors across the country. Triad understands not only
the value in partnering with quality, diversified advisor practices, but
also the unique perspectives women advisors bring to the table. We are
strongly committed to offering the programs, resources, and networking
opportunities to support women advisors in growing their hybrid

The recent industry-wide recognition comes as the Ladenburg Institute of
Women & Finance (the "Institute") extends invitations for its seventh
Annual Symposium, which will be held from October 9-11, 2018 in Dallas,
TX, and provides a platform for women advisors and executives throughout
the Ladenburg organization.

The Institute was launched six years ago with the mission of fostering
education, networking and career growth opportunities for women advisors
across Ladenburg's subsidiaries. Through its LIFT Mentoring Program, the
Institute also supports the development of new women advisors. The
Symposium, which has experienced high attendance since its inaugural
gathering in 2012, is expected to host more than 175 people this year,
bringing together advisors, home office managers and industry experts
from a wide array of professional backgrounds. Sessions will cover a
market outlook, practice management, business development and more.

Commenting on behalf of the Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance,
Jaime Desmond, Chief Operating Officer of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset
Management, said, "We're excited to extend invitations for the Ladenburg
Institute of Women & Finance's Annual Symposium, after another year of
public recognition for our subsidiary firms and their efforts in
supporting women advisors. Ladenburg and its independent advisory and
brokerage firms have long been recognized as industry leaders in
promoting the professional growth and success of women advisors
throughout the country, and we congratulate both our firms and their
advisors on the amazing work they do every day."

About Ladenburg

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL,
LTS PrA, LTSF) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services
company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg's subsidiaries include
industry-leading independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firms
Securities America, Triad Advisors, Securities Service Network,
Investacorp and KMS Financial Services, as well as Premier Trust,
Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, Highland Capital Brokerage, a
leading independent life insurance brokerage company, Ladenburg Thalmann
Annuity Insurance Services, a full-service annuity processing and
marketing company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., an investment bank
which has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for over 135
years. The company is committed to investing in the growth of its
subsidiaries while respecting and maintaining their individual business
identities, cultures, and leadership. For more information, please visit

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