HilltopSecurities Welcomes Brad Winges as President and CEO

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–M. Bradley Winges joined Hilltop Securities Inc. today as president and
chief executive officer, succeeding Hill A. Feinberg who remains in his
role as chairman.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead HilltopSecurities at this
exciting time in the firm’s history. HilltopSecurities is recognized as
a trusted industry leader with extensive client relationships stretching
back more than 70 years,” Winges said. “In addition to outstanding
client service, HilltopSecurities is highly admired for its impressive
and diverse talent. I look forward to working with Hill and our
leadership team to expand our presence and bolster the firm’s already
substantial national footprint across all of our business lines.”

Winges joins HilltopSecurities from Piper Jaffray where he was senior
executive managing director and a member of the company’s leadership
team. He will office out of HilltopSecurities’ headquarters in Dallas,

“We are excited to welcome Brad to HilltopSecurities and look forward to
his leadership and experience as we continue our efforts to grow our
business across the country,” said Hill A. Feinberg, chairman of
HilltopSecurities. “Brad is a proven and respected leader with decades
of experience in the financial services industry. His fresh perspective,
strategic vision, and deep industry ties will serve us well as we begin
this next chapter in our long history.”

Winges is a past two-term chairman of the Bond Dealers of America (BDA)
board of directors and currently serves on the board’s executive
committee and as co-chair of the BDA’s Fixed Income Market Structure
Working Group. He is a founding member of the American Securities
Association and was appointed to the Securities and Exchange
Commission’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (FIMSAC)
last year.

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. Learn more at www.HilltopSecurities.com.

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Ben Brooks – Corporate Communications, 214.252.4015

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