Co-Owners of Independent Bond and Investment Consultants, LLC, Join HilltopSecurities Public Finance Division in Connecticut

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilltop Securities Inc. (HilltopSecurities) today announced the
co-owners of Connecticut’s Independent Bond and Investment Consultants,
LLC, (IBIC) recently joined the firm’s public finance division in
Connecticut.

Mark N. Chapman and William (Bill) N. Lindsay join the firm as managing
directors. The bankers will work out of HilltopSecurities’ public
finance office in Madison, Connecticut, where they will help the state’s
issuers develop debt management programs, implement credit rating
strategies, and structure municipal securities.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark and Bill to our public finance office in
Connecticut,” said David Medanich, vice chairman and head of public
finance. “We are fortunate to find two individuals with this kind of
experience serving Connecticut’s local governments.”

Chapman and Lindsay will work alongside existing Connecticut-based
municipal advisors, Director Adam Krea and Vice President Susan Caron,
and report to Regional Managing Director Steve Kantor.

“We’re very excited to have Mark and Bill join Adam and Susan in our
coverage of Connecticut and its municipalities,” said Kantor. “We look
forward to having them on our team as we work to expand our client base
in Connecticut.”

Prior to joining HilltopSecurities, Chapman and Lindsay were co-owners
of IBIC—an SEC and MSRB registered independent municipal advisor—which
was founded in 1988 to provide the state’s issuers with personalized
service from local investment bankers. Together, they served as
municipal advisors to 40 municipalities and school districts throughout
Connecticut.

“HilltopSecurities has the resources of a national firm and the approach
of regional practice,” said Chapman. “They place a premium on local
knowledge and their model is a natural progression from IBIC.”

“We’re thrilled to join a firm with a strong reputation in both
Connecticut and across the country,” said Lindsay. “We’ve known Adam and
Susan for a long time, and it’s great to be able to work together to
help advance Connecticut communities.”

About Mark N. Chapman

Chapman joins HilltopSecurities as managing director. He has more than
17 years of experience in public finance and is proficient in developing
official statements, financing plans, tax and mill rate-impact studies,
credit analyses, and rating strategies and presentations for Connecticut
municipalities and school districts. Chapman is a current associate
member of the Connecticut Government Finance Officers Association
(GFOACT) and a past member of the National Association of Municipal
Advisors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.

About William N. Lindsay

Lindsay joins HilltopSecurities as managing director and brings more
than 18 years of experience in public finance to his role. He is
proficient in developing debt management plans, official statements, tax
and mill rate-impact studies, and credit analysis and rating strategies,
and has experience in issuing pension obligation bonds and assisting
distressed municipalities. Lindsay is a current associate member GFOACT
and a past member of the National Association of Municipal Advisors. He
has presented on topics concerning municipal finance at GFOACT
conferences and presented guest lectures for the University of New
Haven’s MBA/MPA graduate program. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science
from the University of Connecticut.

About Hilltop Securities Inc.

Hilltop Securities Inc. delivers forthright advice and tailored
solutions for municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers, and
individuals. The financial services firm and registered investment
adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the
United States. Areas of focus include public finance; municipal and
taxable fixed income underwriting, sales, and trading; equity and
portfolio trading; retail brokerage services; securities clearing;
structured finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of
Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities’ affiliates include
Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank,
PrimeLending, and National Lloyds Corporation. Learn more at www.HilltopSecurities.com.
Member: NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.

Contacts

Hilltop Holdings Inc.
Justin Luera
214.252.4015
Justin.Luera@hilltop-holdings.com

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