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Ladenburg Appoints Kirk Hulett Senior Vice President for Organizational & Practice Development


Head of Ladenburg Practice Management to Spearhead Growth Initiatives
and Enhanced Strategic Collaboration Across Ladenburg's Subsidiary Firms

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL,
LTS PrA, LTSF) ("Ladenburg"), a publicly-traded, diversified financial
services company, today announced that Kirk Hulett, Head of Ladenburg
Practice Management, has been appointed Senior Vice President for
Organizational & Practice Development for Ladenburg's entire enterprise,
encompassing its five independent advisory and brokerage (IAB)
subsidiaries: Securities America, Triad Advisors, KMS Financial
Services, Investacorp and Securities Service Network (SSN).

In this newly-created Ladenburg position, Mr. Hulett will report
directly to Ladenburg's Chief Operating Officer, Adam Malamed. In
addition to continued executive leadership of Ladenburg Practice
Management's business coaching and consulting program, Mr. Hulett is
also assuming oversight for strategic implementation of enterprise
conferences and events, spearheading organizational development efforts
across Ladenburg and its IAB subsidiaries, and coordinating
enterprise-wide strategic and business planning activities. In addition
to his responsibilities at Ladenburg, Mr. Hulett also serves as
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Practice Management at Securities
America, a role he will continue to serve in tandem with his new
enterprise-wide position.

Adam Malamed, Chief Operating Officer of Ladenburg, said, "Kirk has a
profound depth and breadth of expertise in organizational development,
keen judgment and a great ability to inspire collaborative relationships
with management and staff, based on a high degree of mutual trust. Over
the years, Kirk has been integral to Ladenburg with his involvement with
multiple groundbreaking initiatives, such as our new Behavioral
Financial Advice Training Program, while launching and growing
successful business consulting initiatives across our entire enterprise,
as Head of Ladenburg Practice Management. We look forward to benefiting
from Kirk's experience as he takes formal executive responsibility for
enterprise-wide initiatives that he has been leading with terrific
results for our entire organization, while continuing with his current
role at Securities America."

Mr. Hulett said, "I am eager to adapt the experiences I have developed
over the years at Securities America, and as Head of Ladenburg Practice
Management, towards the broader mission of adding increased strategic
value across Ladenburg's subsidiaries, in close collaboration with each
firm's leadership team. There's never been a more exciting time for
Ladenburg and its subsidiaries to grow and succeed, given our company's
position as a leading innovator of the network model, delivering an
ideal balance of ownership stability, scale and resources to financial
advisors across the country, alongside a proven commitment to the unique
brands, cultures and service models of each of Ladenburg's subsidiary

About Ladenburg Thalmann:

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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