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Jay Junior Joins Mufson Howe Hunter

April 1st, 2013

Philadelphia, PA – April 1, 2013 – Mufson Howe Hunter and Company LLC, an investment bank focusing on middle-market companies, has announced that Jay Junior joined the firm as a Managing Director of its Financial Institutions industry group (“FIG”). In this capacity, he will provide M&A and capital markets advisory services to regional and community banks. Mr. Junior was previously a Managing Director at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC for 17 years and senior member in the Philadelphia office. As a 23 year investment banking veteran covering regional financial institutions, Jay Junior is a well-known and well-regarded investment banker in the sector, having previously served at Ryan Beck & Co and Berwind Financial.

Mr. Junior brings to Mufson Howe Hunter an experienced and highly regarded investment banking professional who has been involved in hundreds of commercial bank & thrift M&A and capital markets transactions over the past 25 years. “I am very excited to be reuniting with Ed Losty, a Managing Director at Mufson Howe Hunter as well as Michael Mufson. Ed and I had a tremendous run while teamed together at Janney which can trace the effort back to Michael’s strong support of our practice while he was head of investment banking at Janney,” noted Mr. Junior who will focus on M&A and financial advisory assignments primarily in the broader Mid-Atlantic Region.

“We are thrilled to have Jay join our growing investment banking firm and reunite with his FIG partner of two decades, Ed Losty,” stated Michael Mufson, Managing Director. “We have worked together on many client assignments in the past and it’s a real pleasure to be together again. I have developed a great appreciation and respect for his knowledge and extensive client relationships coupled with his outstanding professional reputation.”

Mufson continues, “We are seeing a lot of demand for our investment banking services and felt it was the right time to expand our financial institution sector coverage. Having Jay together with Ed is a significant opportunity for us to solidify our beachhead in FIG. Equally important, we add another local investment banking professional known for both his utmost integrity and commitment to the client.”

Junior added, “I am very pleased to be joining Mufson Howe Hunter and Company. I was looking for an opportunity where my experience and relationships could add value and help the firm grow. Mufson Howe Hunter’s entrepreneurial spirit provides a platform to work with clients in ways not necessarily suited for more traditional broker-dealers. Ed and I strongly believe that the many ongoing changes in FIG investment banking create an opportunity where our brand of service and experience can produce significant success for our clients.”

About Mufson Howe Hunter & Company:

Mufson Howe Hunter & Company LLC is an independent investment bank providing mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations and private placements of debt and equity for middle-market companies.  Our senior professionals are experienced investment bankers with over 20 years experience each and have completed more than 500 transactions for clients.  Mufson Howe Hunter through a wholly owned subsidiary is a registered broker/dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC.www.mhhco.com