Co-Owners of Independent Bond and Investment Consultants, LLC, Join HilltopSecurities Public Finance Division in Connecticut

DALLAS, May 14, 2019 – Hilltop Securities Inc. (HilltopSecurities) today announced the co-owners of Connecticut’s Independent Bond and Investment Consultants, LLC, (IBIC) recently joined the firm’s public finance division in Connecticut.

Mark N. Chapman and William (Bill) N. Lindsay join the firm as managing directors. The bankers will work out of HilltopSecurities’ public finance office in Madison, Connecticut, where they will help the state’s issuers develop debt management programs, implement credit rating strategies, and structure municipal securities.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark and Bill to our public finance office in Connecticut,” said David Medanich, vice chairman and head of public finance. “We are fortunate to find two individuals with this kind of experience serving Connecticut’s local governments.”

Chapman and Lindsay will work alongside existing Connecticut-based municipal advisors, Director Adam Krea and Vice President Susan Caron, and report to Regional Managing Director Steve Kantor. “We’re very excited to have Mark and Bill join Adam and Susan in our coverage of Connecticut and its municipalities,” said Kantor. “We look forward to having them on our team as we work to expand our client base in Connecticut.”

Prior to joining HilltopSecurities, Chapman and Lindsay were co-owners of IBIC—an SEC and MSRB registered independent municipal advisor—which was founded in 1988 to provide the state’s issuers with personalized service from local investment bankers. Together, they served as municipal advisors to 40 municipalities and school districts throughout Connecticut.

“HilltopSecurities has the resources of a national firm and the approach of regional practice,” said Chapman. “They place a premium on local knowledge and their model is a natural progression from IBIC.”

“We’re thrilled to join a firm with a strong reputation in both Connecticut and across the country,” said Lindsay. “We’ve known Adam and Susan for a long time, and it’s great to be able to work together to help advance Connecticut communities.”

About Mark N. Chapman
Chapman joins HilltopSecurities as managing director. He has more than 17 years of experience in public finance and is proficient in developing official statements, financing plans, tax and mill rate-impact studies, credit analyses, and rating strategies and presentations for Connecticut municipalities and school districts. Chapman is a current associate member of the Connecticut Government Finance Officers Association (GFOACT) and a past member of the National Association of Municipal Advisors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.

About William N. Lindsay
Lindsay joins HilltopSecurities as managing director and brings more than 18 years of experience in public finance to his role. He is proficient in developing debt management plans, official statements, tax and mill rate-impact studies, and credit analysis and rating strategies, and has experience in issuing pension obligation bonds and assisting distressed municipalities. Lindsay is a current associate member GFOACT and a past member of the National Association of Municipal Advisors. He has presented on topics concerning municipal finance at GFOACT conferences and presented guest lectures for the University of New Haven’s MBA/MPA graduate program. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut.

About Hilltop Securities Inc.
Hilltop Securities Inc. delivers forthright advice and tailored solutions for 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. Member: NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.

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