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June 11, 2013

Raymond James named best real estate investment banking practice by Global Finance magazine for second consecutive year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James was recently named the best real estate investment banking practice by Global Finance magazine on its “World’s Best Investment Banks 2013” list. This is the second consecutive year Raymond James topped the list.

“Our bankers work diligently on behalf of our clients and I’m very proud of them and pleased that their efforts are being recognized,” said Vick Seth, managing director and head of the Real Estate Investment Banking group. “Receiving this award two years in a row is a great honor and is an indication of the incredible talent on our team.”

Since January 2012, the Real Estate group has raised more than $21 billion in equity and debt capital for its clients, while also remaining active in advising M&A transactions.

Winning investment banks were selected by Global Finance editors with input from industry experts. Criteria used to select the winners included market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation. Deals announced or completed in 2012 were considered.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial (NYSE-RJF) is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies. Its three principal wholly owned broker/dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services, and Raymond James Ltd., have more than 6,200 financial advisors serving more than 2.4 million accounts in more than 2,500 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $413 billion.

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