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January 10, 2014

Raymond James is top 10 municipal bond underwriter in 2013

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James was the 10th leading municipal bonds underwriter in the nation in 2013, serving as senior manager on 496 issues with a par value of $10.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters, a leading data and information source for the municipal bond industry.

“Our top-10 standing is the result of a variety of factors, from our robust platform of services to the experience, creativity and expertise of our professionals,” said Rob Baird, senior managing director and head of Public Finance. “While we are proud of this achievement, we consider it a step in our progression to become the firm of choice among issuers. I am confident the momentum will continue in 2014.”

In senior led and co-managed issues in 2013, Raymond James completed 1,003 transactions with a total par amount of $69.2 billion, representing more completed transactions than any other firm in the nation. The firm also ranked No. 1 in terms of par amount and number of issues in Louisiana and Tennessee.

Other notable achievements in 2013 include:

  • Top-five rankings in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
  • Top-10 rankings in the healthcare, higher education, housing, public power, schools and transportation sectors as well as in the Southeast, Southwest and South Central regions.
  • In Florida, the firm jumped to a fourth place ranking from 10th in 2012.

Rankings Source: Thomson Reuters

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 approximately 6,200 financial advisors serving approximately 2.5 million accounts in approximately 2,500 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $441 billion.

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