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HilltopSecurities Hires Former Stifel Municipal Finance Banking Team in Florida

DALLAS, October 16, 2018 – Hilltop Securities Inc. (HTS) announced today that Matthew Sansbury and Alex Bugallo have joined the firm’s Public Finance division as managing directors.

Sansbury and Bugallo join the firm’s existing public finance banking team in Orlando, Florida, where they’ll focus on growing HilltopSecurities’ Florida municipal client base, as well as seeking new opportunities for growth in the southeastern U.S.

“We are very fortunate to welcome Matt and Alex to HilltopSecurities. It is difficult to find bankers of this caliber. This will solidify our commitment to Florida for the future,” said HilltopSecurities Vice Chairman and Head of Public Finance David Medanich. “Throughout their careers, they’ve shown a commitment to building long-term client relationships, which perfectly aligns with the way we do business.”

Sansbury and Bugallo have a proven track record in Florida. Prior to joining HilltopSecurities, the team served with Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, where they re-established and managed the firm’s public finance practice in Florida. Prior to Stifel, both bankers worked with Raymond James & Associates, Inc., as vice presidents, serving as lead and co-lead bankers on financial advisory and underwriting transactions for large, high-profile issuers in Florida.

“HilltopSecurities has an industry-wide reputation for going above and beyond for their clients,” said Sansbury. “They continue to be pioneers in public finance, and we’re excited to be part of this team going forward.”

“We’re excited for the opportunity to join a firm with the experience and resources necessary to meet and surpass our clients’ needs in an ever changing market and regulatory environment,” said Bugallo.

About Hilltop Securities Inc.
Hilltop Securities Inc., a member of NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, delivers forthright advice and tailored solutions to municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers and individuals. The financial services firm and registered investment adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. 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; 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.

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