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April 11, 2016

Stephens Investment Banking Expands Western U.S. Financial Institutions Group Hires James Troy as Senior Vice President 

(LITTLE ROCK, AR: April 11, 2016) – Stephens Inc., an independent, full service investment banking firm, today announced that James Troy joins the Investment Banking Division as a senior banker focused on Western U.S. depository institutions - a result of the continued regional expansion of Stephens Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Troy will be based in San Francisco.

Prior to Stephens, Mr. Troy was with Jefferies LLC, where he led client coverage and transaction execution on behalf of Western U.S. depositories. He brings significant M&A and capital markets experience to Stephens. Earlier in his career, Mr. Troy worked for Hovde Financial, Inc. and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Jimmy brings to our team critical awareness of the Western U.S. market and deep experience advising financial institutions that operate throughout this region,” said Brad Eichler, Executive Vice President, and Head of Investment Banking. “We’re excited to broaden access to Stephens’ unique approach and perspectives in this part of the country and look forward to Jimmy’s contributions to our group and clients.”

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