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Securities America Allies with Veteran Executive David Pintaric to Launch New Super-OSJ

November 26, 2019 GMT

LA VISTA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2019--

Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH), today announced a strategic alliance with 33-year wealth management industry veteran David Pintaric that will combine Mr. Pintaric’s deep experience and industry background with Securities America’s technology, expertise and resources in a unified effort to launch Mr. Pintaric’s newly formed super-OSJ, William R. Pintaric & Associates LLC. The announcement further demonstrates Securities America’s position as a strong partner for seasoned industry professionals who are seeking to channel their knowledge and skill in supporting independent advisors into establishing successful OSJ offices.

Under the new super-OSJ’s growth strategy, Mr. Pintaric will work with Securities America’s recruiting team and leverage his own extensive industry contacts in hopes of recruiting new advisors to the firm. Securities America will also utilize its considerable experience helping OSJs in their brand-building efforts to assist Mr. Pintaric in developing his new brand and raising his profile on social media platforms.

Gregg Johnson, executive vice president of branch office development and acquisitions at Securities America, said, “We are very pleased that David Pintaric has selected Securities America to support him in launching William R. Pintaric & Associates LLC. David shares the core DNA that we see in our most successful OSJs – namely, the passion for building a great office that provides the support, technology, resources and culture advisors need as they seek to grow throughout their careers. David’s track record of nurturing growth is lengthy and impressive, and we look forward to achieving great things together as we support him in the development of his business.”

Based in Youngstown, Ohio, the new super-OSJ is called William R. Pintaric & Associates LLC in tribute to his father, a successful financial advisor and founder of WRP Investments. After successfully leading his own broker-dealer and later serving as national director of sales / practice management at SA Stone Wealth Management, Mr. Pintaric’s desire to chart his own course as an independent entrepreneur again prompted him to start his new OSJ.

After evaluating several potential allies to support his new firm, Mr. Pintaric selected Securities America for its technology, collegial culture and the career and development opportunities it offers for growth-minded advisors.

Mr. Pintaric said, “I was very impressed by the strength of Securities America’s comprehensive platform, including its technology, services and processes. Most of all, though, I was impressed by its people. The team at Securities America are simply great professionals with a deep desire to get better every day at what they do. They are continually looking for ways to help advisory practices raise their game and elevate their capabilities, and for that reason, I knew they were the right firm to work with as I set forth on my new venture. Our job is to cater to the advisors and practices we serve. By combining the services of Securities America with my team, we have what we need to do just that.”

Mr. Johnson concluded, “Securities America is always on the lookout for top-tier talent, and when we identify great professionals with a strong track record in our industry who are interested in continuing to build on their success, we don’t hesitate to work with them. We are thrilled to welcome David to the Securities America family and we look forward to collaborating with him.”

About Securities America
Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH), is one of the nation’s largest independent advisory and brokerage firms, with 2,600 independent advisors and approximately $97 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2019.

Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA / SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. Securities America and Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. are separate entities from all other entities named.

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.

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding future growth. These statements are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of Ladenburg Thalmann’s business. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include those set forth in Ladenburg Thalmann’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 and other factors detailed from time to time in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Further, investors should keep in mind that Ladenburg Thalmann’s quarterly revenue and profits can fluctuate materially depending on many factors, including the number, size and timing of completed offerings and other transactions. Accordingly, Ladenburg Thalmann’s revenue and profits in any particular quarter may not be indicative of future results. Ladenburg Thalmann is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise, except as required by law.

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