SOURCE: NEXT Financial Group

NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc.

September 14, 2010 07:00 ET

NEXT Financial Holdings Named to Inc. 5000 for Fourth Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) - Inc. magazine has ranked NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc. number 3,274 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. With a three year growth of 59%, this is the fourth consecutive listing for NEXT.

"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."

Based in Houston, NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of the seven-time Broker/Dealer of the Year Award* winner NEXT Financial Group, Inc., which was founded, owned and is controlled by its registered representatives. With ownership available to each representative and employee, everyone at NEXT has a voice and input into how the company is run, and no shareholder can own more than 10%. It's a philosophy that has resulted in phenomenal growth and unparalleled service to its 1,100 representatives.

"NEXT is a truly independent broker/dealer that has created and manages an ideal culture among its registered representatives and home office staff. Winning this rank is a testament to the successes that vision, voice and values bring," said Gordon D'Angelo, Chairman and CEO, NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc.

For additional information on NEXT Financial Group, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, visit www.nextfinancial.com. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found on www.inc.com/5000.

*Based on a poll of registered representatives conducted by Investment Advisor magazine. Broker/Dealers rated highest by their representatives are awarded "Broker/Dealer (B/D) of the Year."

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