HilltopSecurities Welcomes Tom Kozlik as Director, Head of Municipal Strategy and Credit

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilltop Securities Inc. (HTS) announced today that municipal bond
strategist Tom Kozlik has joined the firm as director, head of municipal
strategy and credit. In his new role, Kozlik will work closely with
HilltopSecurities’ underwriters, investment bankers, retail advisors,
traders, and sales desk. He will also publish regular commentary and be
a presence on social and traditional media for the firm.

Kozlik brings nearly two decades of experience to the position, most
recently with PNC Capital Markets where he served as managing director
and municipal strategist, advising clients on a variety of municipal
market credit profiles. Prior to joining PNC, he was managing director
and municipal credit analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott. In addition, he
has published widely utilized public commentary on the municipal
markets. In 2018, Smith’s Research and Gradings included Kozlik on the
first team in the generalist category of its Municipal All-Star Team.

“As one of the nation’s leading investment banks in the municipal space,
we are very pleased to welcome Tom Kozlik to HilltopSecurities,” said
HilltopSecurities President and Chief Executive Officer Brad Winges.
“His extensive industry experience and unique market insight will
enhance the services we provide across our diverse mix of businesses.
Tom will be an important asset for our public finance, fixed income, and
retail brokerage professionals and clients.”

In addition to his roles with PNC and Janney, Kozlik has also held
associate director positions with Bear Stearns and UBS. He was voted to
Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed Income Research Team and
Greenwich Associates named him one of the Most Helpful Analysts in
Municipal Bonds in 2015. In addition, he is a founding officer and
former president of the Philadelphia Area Municipal Analysts Society and
is an advisor to the Government Finance Officers Association’s committee
on government debt management. Kozlik has also taught graduate-level
public finance courses at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels
Institute of Government, where he earned a Master of Government
Administration. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with
honors from Pennsylvania State University Scholars program.

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.
Ben Brooks
214.252.4047
ben.brooks@hilltop-holdings.com

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