Date: 04.09.15

Summit Brokerage Services Receives a 9.9 Rating From its Advisors in REP. magazine's 2015 IBD Report Card | Summit

Boca Raton, FL, April 9, 2015 - For the second year in a row, Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., received a 9.9 advisor rating out of a possible 10 in REP. magazine's 2015 Independent Broker Dealer Report Card. In addition to receiving a perfect 10 in five of the seven broker-dealer categories, Summit's advisors rated the Firm a perfect 10 in the Overall Satisfaction Category.

Marshall Leeds, CEO and President of Summit said, "We are excited to be highly ranked by our advisors for the second year in a row. This is a great indicator of our associates' hard work and efforts to support Summit's advisors with a boutique experience"

In the magazine's fifth annual broker/dealer report card, they surveyed advisors between January 14 and February 25, 2015, REP. magazine emailed invitations to participate in an online survey to print subscribers and advisors in the Meridian-IQ database at over 80 independent broker/dealers. By February 25, a total of 2,069 completed responses were received. Brokers rated their current employers on several items related to their satisfaction. Ratings are based on a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 representing the highest satisfaction level.

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.

Contact:

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