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December 12, 2016

Raymond James wins Investment Bank of the Year and two Deal-Of-The-Year Awards at M&A Atlas Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was named “Investment Bank of the Year” by the Global M&A Network at the 2016 Americas M&A Atlas Awards. The firm won a total of three awards at the gala awards ceremony on December 6 in New York City.

In addition to being named the 2016 Investment Bank of the Year, Raymond James Investment Banking won two deal-of-the-year awards in the following transaction categories:

Medical Services & Materials Deal of the Year | Middle Market
CTS Corporation acquisition of CTG Advanced Materials from Blue Wolf Capital – completed by Kee Colen and Kurtis Parker of the Health Care Investment Banking team.

Deal of the Year ($500 Million – $1 Billion) | Middle Market
Acquisition of eBay Enterprise by Permira funds, Banneker Partners and a consortium of sponsors completed by Ryan Lund and Bobby Wolfe of the Technology & Services Investment Banking team.

“All three awards are a testament to not only the strength and talent of our firm but also the quality outcomes we deliver for our clients. We’re proud to be recognized as a leader in the industry,” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James.

The Americas M&A Atlas 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. Winners are selected independently based on set of criteria for individual award categories. Deal performance criteria include: (1) deal style, complexity, structure, sector; (2) jurisdiction, negotiation, regulatory; (3) resiliency, brand, leadership; (4) transaction impact, financial value, (5) post-acquisition strategy/integration, and more.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2011, Raymond James has participated in raising over $450 billion in capital for its corporate clients and completed more than 400 advisory assignments, including more than 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 7,100 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.9 million client accounts in more than 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $604 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.