Securities Service Network Successfully Concludes Inaugural Top Advisors Conference

SSN Marketing News, Press Release

— Independent Broker-Dealer Focused on Industry-Leading Operating Efficiency Congratulates Top 40 Advisors —

— Invitation-Only Event Provides Recognition to Elite Advisors with Unique Opportunities to Network and Share Best Practices —

KNOXVILLE, TN (March 16, 2017) – Securities Service Network, Inc. (“SSN” or “the firm”), a leading independent broker-dealer that specializes in driving industry-leading operating efficiency at the home-office level, today announced the recent successful conclusion of its inaugural Top Producers’ Conference, congratulating the 40 most successful advisors affiliated with SSN who attended this invitation-only event. SSN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (NYSE MKT: LTS).

The all-inclusive, four-day event, which wrapped up Sunday, March 5, in Miami Beach, FL, honored the attending advisors’ commitment, dedication and passion for supporting their clients and helping them reach their financial goals. The conference also gave attendees the chance to participate in sessions concerning topics relevant to the independent financial services industry, as well as to network and share ideas and best practices with fellow top advisors, product sponsors and members of SSN’s leadership team.

Wade Wilkinson, President and CEO of SSN, said, “It was an honor to come together with our firm’s top 40 producers this past week in Miami Beach in the first of what we hope will be many future annual top advisor events. I congratulate this elite group of advisors, which continuously demonstrates their commitment to their clients in all that they do. The fruitful discussions and interactions we all experienced here not only underscored our ongoing commitment to helping advisors reach their full business potential, but also emphasized the strength of our unique value proposition to the industry.”

Mr. Wilkinson concluded, “We believe that the advisors we support are among the most experienced and successful independent professionals within our industry. As such, they already know how to most effectively reinvest in their practices, and we are proud to support their expertise with a broker-dealer business model that focuses relentlessly on driving operational efficiency, in order to maximize advisors’ ability to decide where and how their business revenues can be best deployed.”

About Securities Service Network, Inc. (SSN)
Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Securities Service Network, Inc. is an independent broker dealer supporting over 400 independent financial advisory practices and approximately $13 billion in advisory and brokerage client assets. SSN provides a range of back and middle office services that drive the success of independent financial advisors, balanced with a longstanding commitment to empower independent advisors to reinvest in their own businesses by maintaining industry-leading levels of operating efficiency.

Founded in 1983 as one of the nation’s first fee-based, independent broker-dealers, SSN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). In 2016, SSN was honored for the fourth year in a row as one of the Top Independent BDs, as rated by financial advisors, on WealthManagement.com, a leading industry media outlet. For more information, please visit www.joinssn.com.

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