Press Release – Snowden Capital Advisors Names LaMothe Non-Executive Chairman; Franks Managing Partner & President, and Lappas Chief Operating Officer

December 2012

Lyle LaMothe becomes Snowden’s Non-Executive Chairman; Greg Franks becomes Managing Partner & President, and Chris Lappas becomes Chief Operating Officer

Snowden Capital Advisors LLC, an independent, advisor owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced the appointments of Lyle LaMothe as Non-Executive Chairman of Snowden’s board, and Greg Franks, as a Managing Partner and Snowden’s President.

LaMothe is a Senior Partner of Left Hand Logic, LLC, a business consulting firm focused on the independent financial services industry. He was formerly head of U.S. Wealth Management for Merrill Lynch. Franks was formerly the Western Division Director, Mid-Atlantic Division Director and Regional Managing Director of U.S. Wealth Management for Merrill Lynch.

In addition, Chris Lappas has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Lappas was previously a Regional Director for Wealth Management and Banking in the Northeast Region for Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he worked at Prudential Securities and Citibank.

Snowden is a nationally branded, registered investment adviser and broker-dealer that provides wealth advisory services to individuals, families, and institutional clients.

Snowden has also added two new strategic investors, Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management, LLC, and Brinker Capital, a dynamic independent asset management firm based in Berwyn, PA.Doll and Charles Widger, Executive Chairman of Brinker Capital’s board of directors, will join Snowden’s strategic advisory board which already includes Lyle LaMothe and Pete Mooney.

Co- Founder, Managing Partner and CEO, Rob Mooney, said “We are thrilled to have such experienced, world-class industry leaders express such confidence in our firm.”

John Morris, Co-Founder and Managing Partner responsible for Investment Solutions and Business Development, said “Having Greg Franks and Chris Lappas join our operating team is a terrific addition of talent. They will be critical in achieving Snowden’s growth plans in years to come.”

Mr. Franks added, “I am excited to be joining this client–focused leadership group and an advisor-centric company that is dedicated to and focused on attracting the right kind of advisors and their clients.”

“Snowden’s culture is very attractive to advisor teams seeking a pure focus on wealth management and access to a completely open architecture, quality financial tools and services. It is clearly the right environment for a select number of high-performing, client-focused, values- driven advisors who want to create a superior brand,” Mr. LaMothe said.

In addition, Snowden announced on November 26 that two teams of financial advisors, the DiCiaccio and LaMothe-Gonzalez Groups, which represent in excess of $500 million in client assets under management, joined Snowden as partners and have founded the firm’s West Coast branch office in Pasadena, California.

Snowden is headquartered in New York City and operates an SEC registered investment adviser and affiliated broker-dealer. Snowden provides a multi-custodian, multi-currency platform, with aggregated performance reporting and leading analytical tools for clients and advisors. It further provides full operational, finance, compliance, human resources and advisor transition support to its advisors through a highly experienced management team.