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Ziegler

November 16, 2010 16:00 ET

Ziegler Announces Stock Repurchase Program

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO) is pleased to announce a stock repurchase program in accordance with the provisions of Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act. It is the company's intent to purchase up to 25,000 shares of its common stock on a first come first serve basis per calendar quarter in 2010 at a price of up to $19.00 per share of common stock. To the extent that the Company purchases less than 25,000 shares in any given quarter, such unpurchased amounts will be added to the authorized shares available for purchase for each quarter going forward. Interested parties are asked to contact Tom Perry, VP of Retail Trading for Ziegler as the company's buyer representative of company stock. Mr. Perry can be contacted at 312-596-1556 between 8:30 a.m. CT and 3:00 p.m. CT.

The stock repurchase program begins November 22, 2010. If the company fills its 25,000 quarterly goals, it will seek other buyers in order to satisfy shareholder requests and a director has adopted a similar Rule 10b5-1 program to be able to participate as an additional purchaser of any shares after the Company satisfies the 25,000 share limit.

The Company reserves the right to discontinue the repurchase plan at any time. 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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