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Ziegler

September 27, 2010 09:51 ET

Ziegler Announces New Head of Healthcare Finance Practice

John Hanley Promoted

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) -   Ziegler (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO), a specialty investment banking firm serving hospital and healthcare systems clients since 1928, announced the promotion of John Hanley to the head of its healthcare investment banking practice. Hanley, most recently a managing director in Ziegler's healthcare practice, will lead the healthcare team in its continued delivery of capital advisory and investment banking services to non-profit hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the country.

Tom Paprocki, CEO of Ziegler, comments about Hanley's promotion, "John has been an integral part of our healthcare team at Ziegler for many years. He's an excellent relationship banker and has consistently demonstrated the leadership and vision necessary to head-up our healthcare practice."

Hanley offered, "Ziegler's continuous commitment to the healthcare industry over the past 75+ years has resulted in many long-established relationships and new business opportunities. In addition, the expansion of our sales and trading business over the past two years has provided significantly enhanced bond distribution for our clients. I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead our team going forward."

For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at www.Ziegler.com.

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. 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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