SOURCE: Ziegler


August 02, 2011 11:49 ET

John Dunn III Joins Ziegler

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - Ziegler (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO), a specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services, welcomed John H. Dunn, III as its newest member to the capital markets division. Ziegler Capital Markets is an active participant in municipal sales and trading, including public, tax-exempt, taxable, private placement, retail, and preferred trading markets. Ziegler's first-hand market knowledge and credit expertise results in broad primary market distribution and secondary market support for its sales and trading activities.

Dunn joins Ziegler with more than 20 years of fixed income experience with JP Morgan Private Wealth Management and most recently with Piper Jaffray. His expertise is in the municipal bond market, where he has been focusing on for most of his career. He will be based out the firm's New York office.

Kevin Strom, head of Ziegler Capital Markets stated, "We are excited to have John join our team. Our clients will find him to be hard working, client focused, and extremely knowledgeable in the municipal bond marketplace."

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About Ziegler:

The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO) together with its affiliates (Ziegler) is a specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion and education finance, as well as corporate finance and FHA/HUD. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler creates tailored financial solutions including bond financing, advisory, private placement, seed capital, M&A, risk and asset management. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client's experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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