FIG Partners Names Mike Sammon Senior Vice President

Financial Services Executive Joins Growing Investment Banking Firm

ATLANTA, June 24, 2015FIG Partners, one of the nation’s premier investment banking and research firms specializing in community banks, today announced that Mike Sammon has joined the firm as Senior Vice President, Equity Sales and Corporate Development.

Michael SammonSammon has more than 40 years of financial services experience, including extensive expertise working with community banks. Located
in FIG’s Chicago office, Sammon will focus on expanding the firm’s relationships with financial institutions in the Midwest and West Coast regions.

“Mike Sammon is a legend in our industry,” said Greg Gersack, Managing Principal of FIG Partners. “Mike played a leading role in creating the over-the-counter market for Midwestern bank stocks and is considered one of the nation’s most knowledgeable advisors to community banks. We’re thrilled to have him join the FIG team and help us meet the growing demand for our services.”

During his career, Sammon has worked in investment banking, research analysis, bank stock trading and fixed-income securities. Before joining FIG Partners, he was Senior Vice President at Hovde Group, where he worked in equity sales and corporate development. Earlier in his career, Sammon created and managed divisions specializing in services to community banks for The Chicago Corporation and Howe Barnes. Sammon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago.

About FIG Partners
FIG Partners LLC is one of the nation’s premier investment banking and research firms specializing in community banks. Founded in 2003, FIG’s award-winning research team follows more than 200 bank stocks in the U.S. The firm’s investment banking unit has raised more than $2 billion in equity and advised on more than $8 billion in M&A since 2007. FIG’s trading and sales team serves as market maker for more than 750 bank stocks and has relationships with 400 institutional investors. FIG’s fixed-income unit offers a full range of trading, advisory and valuation services. Headquartered in Atlanta, FIG has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, call 404.601.7200 or visit www.figpartners.com.

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