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Stifel Financial Corp.

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Votes submitted electronically must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on June 4, 2019.



Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Stifel Financial Corp. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on June 5, 2019

Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual shareholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and 2018 annual report to shareholders are available at:




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     Step 4:         Make your selection as instructed on each screen for your delivery preferences.
     Step 5:         Vote your shares.

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     Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a paper or email copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before May 25, 2019 to facilitate timely delivery.


Stifel Financial Corp.’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on June 5, 2019 at One Financial Plaza, 2nd Floor, 501 North Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri 63102, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time.

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommend a vote FOR all the nominees listed and FOR Proposals 2 and 3:

          1.      Election of Directors:

01 - Kathleen Brown

02 - Michael W. Brown

03 - John P. Dubinsky

04 - Robert E. Grady

05 - Ronald J. Kruszewski

06 - Maura A. Markus

07 - James M. Oates

08 - David A. Peacock

09 - Thomas W. Weisel

10 - Michael J. Zimmerman

  2.      To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers (say on pay).
  3.      To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.
  4.      To consider and act upon other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must go online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you.



Directions to the Stifel Financial Corp. 2019 Annual Meeting

Directions to the Stifel Financial Corp. 2019 annual meeting are available upon request by contacting the Corporate Secretary at (314) 342-2000 or by email at







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To facilitate timely delivery, requests for a paper copy of proxy materials must be received by May 25, 2019.