Securities Service Network Announces Successful Conclusion of 2019 Leadership Forum

April 10, 2019

— Securities Service Network Announces Successful Conclusion of 2019 Leadership Forum  —

Annual Conference in Arizona Recognized Contributions Advisors Make to Their Clients —

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 9, 2019 –

Securities Service Network, LLC (“SSN”), an independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firm and wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL, LTS PrA, LTSF, LTSK), today announced the successful conclusion of its 2019 Leadership Forum, a select gathering of advisors that provided attendees the opportunity to network, to share best practices and to receive recognition for their client-service efforts and business success throughout the year. Held annually, the forum was hosted this year at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona on March 20 – 23.

SSN President and CEO Wade Wilkinson said, “SSN is proud to have gathered with this esteemed group of advisors in Arizona to celebrate their achievements and to commend them for continuing to provide their clients quality, personalized service. While there is no doubt that our primary responsibility lies in offering our advisors the tools, resources and support they need to grow their businesses and to help their clients reach their goals and dreams, sometimes it’s equally important to take time out to reinforce the relationships we have built over the years. By that measure, the Leadership Forum was once again a rousing success.”

The forum kicked off during the evening of March 20 with a welcome reception. The next day, Mr. Wilkinson provided an opening message on behalf of the SSN Leadership team, followed by a deep dive into how advisors can leverage Ladenburg’s suite of financial planning and wealth management products and services. Friday was punctuated by a meeting of the SSN Study Group, which is devoted to facilitating frank discussions between advisors in an atmosphere conducive to sharing ideas, solving problems and reinforcing relationships.

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 330 independent financial advisors with approximately $13 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, LTSL, LTS PrA, LTSF, LTSK), 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

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL, LTS PrA, LTSF, LTSK) 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.

Media Contact:
Joseph Kuo / Michael Dugan
Haven Tower Group
424-652-6520 ext. 101 or 424-652-6520 ext. 106
jkuo@haventower.com or mdugan@haventower.com

Released April 9, 2019

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