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Ziegler

November 29, 2010 16:00 ET

Ziegler Welcomes Chris Zelesnick

Senior Managing Director and Head of Ziegler Wealth Management

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Ziegler (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO), a specialty investment banking firm serving healthcare, senior living, religion, and education sectors, welcomed Chris Zelesnick as its new senior managing director and head of Ziegler Wealth Management. Zelesnick joins Ziegler with over twenty years of experience with H&R Block Financial Advisors and most recently with Advisors Asset Management, Inc.

Tom Paprocki, CEO of Ziegler, commented about Zelesnick's arrival, "This past summer, Ziegler set forth an energizing strategic plan -- laser-like focus on our firm's core strengths and streamlined efficiency. Anyone who has met Chris knows he mirrors our strategic plan -- focused and efficient. Chris is a perfect fit to lead our wealth management business."

Zelesnick offered, "It is an honor to join Ziegler and to lead its wealth management business. I love the Ziegler story -- a firm that offers both the breadth of full-service investment offerings, and the depth of unique, credit-driven products... and does so with a personal touch with its clients."

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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