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Ziegler

August 17, 2011 09:00 ET

Ziegler Welcomes New Healthcare Banker

Scott Winter Joins the Healthcare Finance Team in Ohio

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - Ziegler, a specialty investment banking firm with more than 100 years of experience, welcomes Scott Winter as its newest member of its healthcare banking team in Cleveland, Ohio. Ziegler assists hospitals and healthcare organizations with creative, tailored financial solutions for their capital needs by offering an array of services including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services as well as capital and strategic planning.

Mr. Winter joins Ziegler as a managing director who will provide strategic, quantitative, and analytical advice relating to the capital needs of our healthcare clientele. Prior to joining Ziegler, Scott held investment banking positions with PNC Capital Markets and A.G. Edwards & Sons. Prior to his career in investment banking, he was a research associate at a Midwest equity research boutique. Scott is a member of Northeast Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Community Connection, an organization of Catholic sponsored education, healthcare, human services, and senior living ministries, which fosters collaboration to respond to the needs of all people within the Diocese of Cleveland.

John Hanley, Managing Director and head of healthcare finance at Ziegler, stated, "We are excited to have Scott join our healthcare team. In his 16 years in investment banking, he has developed deep relationships with many healthcare providers, predominantly in the Midwest. Scott's practice has included strategic advisory engagements as well as the implementation of creative and complex financing solutions. He will be instrumental in enhancing our strategic advisory initiative and will add tremendous value to our healthcare team and organization."

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. 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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