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September 25, 2017

Stephens Continues to Grow New York Institutional Equities Sales & Trading Team

(LITTLE ROCK, AR: SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) – Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, today announced further expansion of its New York Institutional Equities Sales and Trading team with the addition of three new hires. Greg Gaffney, Brett Katzner and Mike Pascarella join as managing directors for New York Institutional Equities Sales & Trading and will be based out of Stephens’ New York office.

“Over the past year we have grown the equities sales team calling on New York by more than 40%, and we expect to add further to the team to support our clients’ interests and investment strategies,” remarked Nik Fisken, EVP and Head of Institutional Equities at Stephens. “The additions of Brett, Greg and Mike further expand the world-class industry expertise on the team, and exemplify our commitment to provide high-quality, differentiated services.”

Mike Pascarella joins as managing director for New York Institutional Equity Sales and will partner with Brett Katzner, who joined Stephens as a managing director in July. Mr. Pascarella has more than 20 years of institutional equity experience with his most recent position at Jefferies where he was a managing director of institutional equity sales. Previously, Mr. Pascarella held positions at Echo Street Capital Management, Goldman Sachs and Mississippi Valley Advisors. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.

Similarly experienced, Mr. Katzner is a former director of institutional sales at BTIG, LLC and a former vice-president at Thomas Wiesel Partners. He was a consumer analyst and portfolio manager earlier in his career. Mr. Katzner is a graduate of Syracuse University and has an MBA from the University of Maryland.

Greg Gaffney joins Stephens as managing director for New York Institutional Equity Sales Trading, with nearly two decades of experience in cross-asset sales, electronic trading and sales trading at Goldman Sachs. He is a graduate of Drexel University.

 “We’re thrilled with the continued growth of our New York office, reflecting the strong momentum in our institutional equities sales and trading business and the opportunities that still lie ahead. We’re pleased to welcome Brett and Greg and Mike to the team and look forward to their contributions as we continue adding talent in the best interests of our clients,” concluded Mr. Fisken.

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