Date: 02.17.16

Summit Brokerage Services Announces Record Number of Top Producers

The Number of Elite Advisors Calling the Boutique Broker-Dealer Home Continues to Grow

Boca Raton, FL, February 17, 2016 - Summit Brokerage Services, the #1 independent broker dealer in the country*, is pleased to announce that a record number of financial advisors have qualified for Summit's 2015 Leader's, Chairman's and President's Club. Membership in these exclusive Clubs is awarded to the Firm's top financial advisors based on their previous calendar year production. Overall, the total number of financial advisor members among all three Clubs increased by 15% over the previous year, including welcoming 34 first time Club-Level advisors.

All Club members will receive a trip to The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco and Napa Valley in June, 2016.

"Summit continues to grow as a Firm, and we are extremely excited to recognize and reward a record number of our advisors' achievement in attaining Club Membership. Not only am I thrilled by the increased number of advisors attaining this prestigious award, but I am also proud of the number of new advisors reaching this level for the first time. This accomplishment is a testament to the success of Summit’s capacity to help grow its advisors’ businesses. I would like to thank personally all the advisors and home office associates for making this possible,” said Marshall Leeds, CEO and President of Summit Brokerage Services.

*Rated by REP magazine’s 2014 Independent Broker-Dealer Report Card.

For more information on Summit Brokerage Services, contact us at 800.354.5528.

About Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.

Summit Brokerage Services is part of Cetera Financial Group. Summit Brokerage provides a broad range of securities brokerage and investment services to primarily individual investors. Summit Brokerage also sells insurance products, predominantly fixed and variable annuities and life insurance through its subsidiary, SBS Insurance Agency of Florida. Summit Brokerage also provides asset management services through its investment advisor, Summit Financial Group, Inc.

About Cetera Financial Group

Cetera Financial Group® ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit www.ceterafinancialgroup.com.

"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of retail independent broker-dealers encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Financial Institutions, Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, Girard Securities, The Legend Group and Summit Brokerage Services.

*Rated by REP magazine’s 2014 Independent Broker-Dealer Report Card.

Contact:

Rob Crowe
Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
595 S. Federal Highway, #500
Boca Raton, FL 33432
561.338.2698
rcrowe@summitbrokerage.com