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HilltopSecurities and Associates Raise More Than $49K for Carry The Load

DALLAS, June 1, 2017 – Hilltop Securities Inc. (HTS) today announced that the firm and its associates – as well as associates from sister company, FirstSouthwest Asset Management – raised $49,100 for Carry The Load (CTL), a nonprofit dedicated to restoring the true meaning of Memorial Day and raising funds to provide a continuum of care for military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel and their families.

The firm’s national donation campaign coincided with the nonprofits’ “Memorial May” series of relays and rallies taking place down the East and West Coasts. In addition to joining the relays in Los Angeles, Austin and Pflugerville, HTS associates contributed to the campaign by making personal donations and participating in internal fundraisers and raffles. Associates continued to donate up until the nonprofits’ flagship event, the Dallas Memorial March, on May 28 and 29. By the end of the event, HTS ranked as the second-highest fundraising team.

“HilltopSecurities’ associates are among the most caring and giving people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing,” said HilltopSecurities Chief Administrative Officer John Muschalek, who served as the firm’s CTL team captain. “With Carry The Load, the firm and its associates were moved to help those who have sacrificed their lives not only for our country, but our local communities. We see this as a way to truly honor them the way they deserve to be honored.”

Muschalek was also among the Dallas Memorial March’s top seven fundraising participants and was recognized during the event’s opening ceremony. Moreover, HilltopSecurities’ sister companies, PlainsCapital Bank and PrimeLending, raised an additional $8,650, bringing the firm and its affiliates’ total donations to $57,750.

“Carry The Load is extremely appreciative to have had the support of HilltopSecurities at our relays and rallies in Texas and California, as well as at the 2017 Dallas Memorial March,” said Carry The Load Co-Founder, President and CEO Stephen Holley. “Their associates have consistently grown their participation every year and finished as one of the top fundraising teams in 2017. It’s these funds – along with funds from all our participants and fundraising teams – that allow Carry The Load to support our 25 nonprofit partners who are serving the military, veteran and first responder communities.”

See more photos from the day’s event here.


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. 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.


Justin Luera - Corporate Communications