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May 28, 2015

Raymond James Investment Banking’s Jon Steele recognized as one of The M&a Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The M&A Advisor has named Jon Steele to its 6th Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards list. Steele, a managing director and co-head of the Raymond James Investment Banking Technology Services group, was recognized in the Awards’ Dealmaker category on May 18.

“Over the course of my career, it’s been a privilege to work on more than 70 successful deals with outstanding teams of professionals. To be recognized for it is truly an honor,” Steele said.

“Jon’s deep knowledge, relationships and transaction history across the financial technology, human capital management, and marketing and information services sectors have made him one of the leading dealmakers in the industry,” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “His aggressive work ethic, creative thinking, tireless client service and tenacious negotiating skills have been a huge asset to our firm and his clients. We applaud all he’s achieved.”

For Steele, this accolade is the latest milestone in a career that has included a quick rise through the ranks of Ernst & Young, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse. In 2002, he helped co-found banking boutique Lane Berry & Co. before joining Raymond James with its acquisition of Lane Berry in 2009.

This is not the first time a Raymond James banker has been named a 40 Under 40 Dealmaker. Brendan Ryan, managing director of the Technology Services group, was named to the 2014 list, and Alper Cetingok, managing director and co-head of the Security, Defense and Government Services group, made the 2013 list. In addition, Raymond James has been the recipient of other accolades from The M&A Advisor in recent months. In April, two deals received Deal of the Year honors at the 2015 International M&A Awards, and Jim Bunn was one of two recipients of the 2015 Leadership Award. In January, the firm was named Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

Launched in 2010, the 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate emerging industry leaders in M&A, financing and restructuring who have achieved significant success before the age of 40. The 2015 winners were selected by an independent judging panel from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and service to their communities.

Steele and his fellow 40 Under 40 winners will be honored at a black-tie awards gala to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan during The M&A Advisor’s upcoming 2015 Emerging Leaders Summit.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2009, we have participated in raising $500 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 340 advisory assignments, including over 300 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 6,300 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.6 million client accounts in more than 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $496 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.