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FirstSouthwest Sponsors 2016 Municipal Investor Conference Showcasing El Paso Border Region

DALLAS, October 26, 2016 – Hilltop Securities Inc.’s municipal advisory division, FirstSouthwest, has partnered with the City of El Paso’s Familiarization Tours to bring the first Municipal Investor Conference to El Paso, Texas, from Oct. 26 – 28, 2016. The conference will showcase the border region’s strengths and the important role the area’s growth plays in state and national municipal markets. The conference is expected to draw municipal bond investors and investment banking professionals from throughout the nation.

HilltopSecurities Director Maria Fernanda Urbina, worked with the El Paso Mayor’s office to bring municipal bankers and bond investors to El Paso for a 1 ½ day conference that will showcase the region’s most significant public improvements. Representatives from the City of El Paso and other El Paso County issuers will come together to collectively present and discuss their most recent capital projects. Conference attendees will enjoy tours of downtown El Paso and other local facilities for an in-person look at the region’s public assets. The conference will also feature a number of networking and discussion opportunities with local officials.

“The El Paso Border Region is growing and our area’s public investments are helping to drive much of the progress we are seeing,” Urbina said. “The 2016 Municipal Investor Conference will give local issuers a unique opportunity to show investors and investment bankers what we have to offer and to help them become more familiar with our border region.”

Keynote speakers will include representatives from a range of sectors including area municipalities, educational districts and transportation authorities. Presenters will discuss their current status of operations, finances and key projects, as well as offering input on upcoming capital needs. Speakers include representatives from the City of El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities, El Paso Housing Authority, El Paso County, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso County Community College District, El Paso Independent School District, Ysleta Independent School District, Socorro Independent School District, Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, and El Paso Airport.

About Hilltop Securities Inc.

Hilltop Securities Inc., a member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, delivers the forthright advice and tailored solutions necessary for municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers and individuals to thrive. The financial services firm and registered investment adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. The firm’s areas of focus include public finance; municipal and taxable fixed income underwriting, sales and trading; equity and portfolio trading; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; corporate finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities’ affiliates include Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending and National Lloyds Corporation.

Ben Brooks – Director, Corporate Communications, 214.859.6351