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November 13, 2015

Raymond James Investment Banking wins 2 Deal of the Year Awards and more at M&A Atlas Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking brought home two deal of the year awards and Investment Banker of the Year at the 2015 Americas M&A Atlas Awards.

During the Oct. 28 ceremony at the Harvard Club of New York, the firm’s Investment Banking team received awards in two transaction categories:

Financial Tech & Services Deal of the Year
Cardtronics acquisition of Columbus Data Services - Technology Services & Financial Services Investment Banking team led by Steve Hufford, Keith Meyers and Leslie Ann B. Curry

Industrial & Manufacturing Deal of the Year | Middle Market
SolAero Technologies (a portfolio company of Veritas Capital) acquisition of Space Photovoltaics business from EMCORE Corporation - Security, Defense & Government Services and Technology Investment Banking team led by Kevin MacCormack and Bob Flanagan

These annual awards, presented by Global M&A Network, recognize leaders and honor excellence in the mergers, acquisitions, turnaround and alternative investor communities. From a highly competitive field of entries, the deal of the year award winners were selected based on impact, financial value, deal structure and other metrics.

“I’m proud to celebrate our Investment Banking professionals for their diligence in serving our clients,” said Jim Bunn, senior managing director and head of investment banking at Raymond James. “Their deep experience and strong relationships in our focus industries drives our success.”

Additionally, Bunn received the 2015 Investment Banker of the Year award. Under his leadership, Raymond James has further strengthened its position as a leading investment bank focused on the middle market. “It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the Global M&A Network,” he said.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2009, Raymond James has participated in raising over $500 billion in capital for its corporate clients and completed more than 400 advisory assignments, including over 350 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 more than 6,600 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.7 million client accounts in more than 2,700 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $480 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.