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February 8, 2016

Raymond James Investment Banking named "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" for second year at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – For the second year in a row, The M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" at its 10th annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.

During a ceremony held on January 28 at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, the Raymond James Restructuring Investment Banking team was recognized with this honor – reserved for a firm that stands out and represents the highest levels of performance in a global marketplace.

“Working closely with our industry bankers, our dedicated restructuring team provides comprehensive advisory solutions to clients. A testament to the strength and talent of the team, we’re proud to be recognized as a leader in the industry,” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James.

“Our team of knowledgeable bankers is committed to developing creative and high-value solutions for clients in financial distress. This consistent recognition aligns with our dedication to provide the best results to our clients through deep industry expertise, extensive relationships and service,” said Raj Singh, head of Debt Origination & Restructuring at Raymond James.

According to The M&A Advisor, the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2015. From lower middle market to multibillion-dollar deals, The M&A Advisor recognizes the leading restructurings, distressed M&A transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of performance. Nominations were judged by an independent jury of industry experts.

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 450 advisory assignments, including nearly 400 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 6,700 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 $500 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.