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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, today announced
the hiring of Sarah Pickens as vice president within its Private Client
Group. She is based in the Stephens’ New York City office.

Ms. Pickens brings to Stephens more than 10 years of expertise in
private wealth management. Previously she was a wealth advisor at BB&T
since 2005. During her tenure there, Ms. Pickens clients included high
net worth families, business owners, and corporate executives. In
addition, she was a top performer across the firm, managed a team of
five private banking advisors, and graduated top of her class in the
BB&T Leadership Development Banking School.

“Each day our team of advisors work to provide clients with unparalleled
counsel and advice,” said Kevin Scanlon, Executive Vice President and
Head of Private Client Group. “The addition of Sarah not only
underscores our commitment to excellent service, but also to the next
generation of advisors and clients.”

Ms. Pickens added, “I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that
shares my core belief that strong client relationships are the
cornerstone of wealth management and are paramount to long-term success.
I look forward to helping Private Client Group continue to grow.”

About Stephens Inc.

Stephens Inc. is an independent financial services firm headquartered in
Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held
Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes
corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions,
institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United
States and overseas. For more information, visit


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