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August 15, 2018

Stephens Inc. Adds Public Finance Investment Banker and Analyst Continuing Its Expansion of Expertise in Texas

(LITTLE ROCK, AR: AUGUST 15, 2018) – Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, today announced further expansion of its public finance presence in Texas with the addition of Matthew Johansen as senior vice president and Mairaj Elahi as analyst. Both will be based out of Stephens’ Dallas office.

“Since announcing our expansion in Texas earlier this year, we’ve made significant inroads matching Stephens’ expertise with the region’s evolving public finance needs. Matthew and Mairaj will be essential members of our team,” said Dennis Hunt, executive vice president and head of public finance at Stephens Inc. “Matthew and Mairaj bring to Stephens extensive industry knowledge and practical understanding of the opportunities and challenges affecting municipalities throughout the state.”

Matthew Johansen joins as senior vice president in Stephens’ Texas public finance office. Mr. Johansen has over 20 years of public finance experience with his most recent position at PFM where he was a senior managing consultant. Previously, Mr. Johansen was a senior investment banker in Citigroup’s municipal securities division for 16 years. Earlier in his career he served as senior managing underwriter for issuers in a wide range of municipal sectors including cities, counties, states, toll roads, water and sewer, public power, healthcare, and higher education. He is a graduate from the University of Minnesota.

Mairaj Elahi joins Stephens as an analyst in Stephens’ Texas public finance office. Mr. Elahi’s most recent position was at Regions Financial Corporation as an associate in the Government and Institutional Banking group. He is a graduate from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

“Stephens’ continued expansion solidifies that the firm has established a solid foundation in Texas and will continue to grow presence in Austin, Dallas and Houston with plans of hiring additional talented bankers in the region,” concluded Dennis Hunt, executive vice president and head of public finance at Stephens Inc.

The Stephens Dallas office address is 300 Crescent Court, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75201, phone number (877) 749-9991.

About Stephens Inc. Stephens Inc. is a full service, independent financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit  Member NYSE, SIPC.

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