SSN Honors George Thompson with Steven L. Coffey Award at National Conference

SSN HONORS GEORGE THOMPSON WITH STEVEN L. COFFEY AWARD
AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

California-Based Advisor Recognized for Honoring Memory and Legacy of SSN Founder

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – October 10, 2019 — Securities Service Network, LLC (“SSN”), an independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH), today announced that George Thompson was given the Steven L. Coffey Award at the firm’s annual conference, which was held last month in Washington, D.C. Mr. Thompson is president and managing partner at Thompson Wealth Management, a Culver City, Calif.-based firm.

The Steven L. Coffey Award is given each year in remembrance of Mr. Coffey, who founded SSN in 1983. It recognizes the advisor who best reflects his legacy of integrity, professionalism and dedication to client service. The recipient is determined by an anonymous vote of SSN’s home office staff.

SSN President and CEO Wade Wilkinson said, “I am thrilled that George is this year’s winner of the Steven L. Coffey Award. He is a credit not just to SSN but to the entire financial services industry, thanks to his willingness to empower the success of his peers, to his commitment to serving clients and to the many contributions to his local community. George and his wonderful team at Thompson Wealth Management are a pleasure to work with, and SSN looks forward to continuing our close partnership with them in the future.”

In addition to being a frequent public speaker and author of several personal finance books, Mr. Thompson is also the pastor of Finance and Stewardship at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, Calif.

Mr. Thompson said, “I am humbled and honored to be awarded the Steven L. Coffey Award. This would not have been possible without the hard work of my tremendous staff, my church and the support of SSN, which has served as an enabling partner for our firm for nearly 14 years. Most of all, however, I thank our clients, who entrust us each day with the privilege to help them reach their financial goals and dreams.”

About Securities Service Network, LLC (SSN)
Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Securities Service Network, LLC (SSN), is an independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firm founded in 1983 as one of the nation’s first fee-based firms in the independent retail financial advice space. SSN serves experienced, tax-savvy financial planners seeking to grow as independent entrepreneurs while retaining organizational simplicity in their businesses. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of back and middle office services, SSN also facilitates opportunities for its affiliated advisors to collaborate with other members of its advisor community who have tax advisory credentials and expertise to drive holistic solutions for end clients.

SSN supports over 350 independent financial advisors with approximately $16.5 billion in client assets, who serve mass affluent and high net worth individuals, families and business owners across the country. SSN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH), and has been honored for multiple consecutive years as a top independent firm, as rated by financial advisors, on WealthManagement.com, a leading industry media outlet. For more information, please visit www.joinssn.com.

About Ladenburg Thalmann
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg’s subsidiaries include industry-leading independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firms Securities America, Triad Advisors, Securities Service Network, Investacorp and KMS Financial Services, as well as Premier Trust, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, Highland Capital Brokerage, a leading independent life insurance brokerage company and full-service annuity processing and marketing company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., an investment bank which has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for over 135 years. The company is committed to investing in the growth of its subsidiaries while respecting and maintaining their individual business identities, cultures, and leadership. For more information, please visit www.ladenburg.com.

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