Date: 03.09.16

Summit Brokerage Services Voted as the Highest Advisor-Rated Independent Broker/Dealer | Summit

Advisors Vote Summit as the Top Rated Independent Broker-Dealer in its Category for the Second Time

Boca Raton, FL, March 9, 2016 - Summit Brokerage Services Inc., a top ranked broker-dealer, is proud to announce that it has been voted as the overall highest-rated independent broker-dealer among firms with less than 1,000 financial advisors by WealthManagement.com's 2016 Independent Broker-Dealer Report Card.

In the magazine's sixth annual Broker-Dealer Report Card, between Jan. 11, 2016 and Feb. 10, 2016, WealthManagement.com emailed invitations to participate in an online survey to print subscribers and advisors in the Meridian-IQ database at over 80 independent broker-dealers. Firms were rated on a scale of 1 (unacceptable) to 10 (outstanding). Summit garnered an overall advisor satisfaction score of 9.8 out of a possible 10. This achievement marks the third consecutive time Summit has received a score at this level or higher.

"The first time Summit was voted as the highest-rated independent broker-dealer in its category, I said we would not become complacent. This award is a testament to all of Summit's associates that show their dedication and hard work in supporting our advisors and their practices. To all our advisors, including those who participated in the voting, let me offer my sincere thanks. We continually strive to further our mission of treating our financial advisors as our customers by providing them with the same level of boutique service and support that they provide to their clients. I believe this ranking continues to validate Summit's position as a leading Independent Boutique Broker-Dealer in the Country," said Marshall Leeds, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Brokerage.

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