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Kirchner Board to Be Chaired by Former President of Largest Independent Investment Bank in Canada

Mark Maybank to Play Active Role in Stimulating Firm's Growth and Development

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA and TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 -- Kirchner Group today announced that Mark Maybank has joined Kirchner Group as the Executive Chairman of the Advisory Board. In this active role, Mark will Chair the newly formed board whose mission is to further develop the platform by expanding the advisory, operational and asset management services provided by the group. Mark brings to the Kirchner Group a wealth of experience as both a leader of an investment bank and also as an entrepreneur.

"Mark brings an unparalleled amount of directly relevant knowledge and experience to our group so we are very excited for him to become the first Executive Chairman of the Advisory Board," stated W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, Founder and CEO of Kirchner Group. "Our platform, people, brand, and track record are growing rapidly and require the leadership of someone of Mark's experience. With the Board chaired by Mark's energy and ambition, I am confident that the Board will play an active role in assisting our management in strengthening, building, and growing our platform as well as taking full advantage of the myriad growth opportunities we face today."

Mark was recently the President and COO of Canaccord Genuity Corp. a global, full-service investment bank focused on growth companies, with operations in 11 countries worldwide. Mark also served as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Canaccord Financial Inc, the publicly-traded parent company. Mr. Maybank also worked in various other capacities with Canaccord companies including Deputy Global Head of Capital Markets, Director of Canaccord's US and UK regulated subsidiaries and Executive VP, Managing Director, and Global Head of Research. Mark is currently an active investor, entrepreneur, director and advisor.

"I am very proud to be named the Executive Chairman of Kirchner Group's Advisory Board. This is an exciting time for the Kirchner Group, and they have significant growth before them - I'm eager to contribute, partner and build all aspects of the business: advisory, operational and asset management services," added Mark. "The professional and personal interactions I have had with Bud and his team so far have illustrated how aligned our values are and consequently what a strong cultural fit this is. I look forward to leveraging this unique platform through my existing and new relationships, as well as growing it to its full potential."

About Kirchner Group

The Kirchner Group has provided traditional merchant banking services since 1985. The Company provides advisory, operational and transactional support to companies as well as asset management services for institutional investors. Kirchner Group's proprietary platform is built on the premise that pairing deep domain expertise with process experts provides superior results. Our clients and partners range from promising entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and their investors. Kirchner Group also manages assets for some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world.

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