Mark Schubert, CRPC®, Joins Ladenburg Thalmann Annuity Insurance Services (LTAIS) as Chief Sales Officer

(Birmingham, AL, June 8, 2017) – Ladenburg Thalmann Annuity Insurance Services LLC (LTAIS) a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. announced today that Mark Schubert, CRPC®, has joined the company as Chief Sales Officer. Mr. Schubert provides leadership and direction for sales and marketing operations at LTAIS. This includes designing strategies for sustainable revenue growth and identifying market opportunities to drive sales. His focus is on developing new relationships with non- affiliated broker-dealers.

“We are very pleased that Mark has joined LTAIS,” said Anthony Lancaster, MBA, MS-MIS, FLMI, PMP, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer for LTAIS and Highland Capital Brokerage. “Mark’s experience and vision will greatly assist in the implementation of our strategic sales and marketing initiatives. His depth of knowledge in the annuity and retirement planning space is an asset to the team at LTAIS.”

With more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Schubert has a strong history as a skilled negotiator, prospector, and top producer who commands the full sales cycle. Prior to joining LTAIS, Mark served as the Divisional Vice President for AIG Financial Distributors, working with annuities and mutual funds. Mr. Schubert has held similar roles with Allianz Life Financial Services and Jackson National Life Distributors.

Mark graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and he has a Chartered Retirement Plan Counselor® (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning®. In addition, Mark holds a Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Limited Representative) and a Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) license.

About LTAIS

Ladenburg Thalmann Annuity Insurance Services LLC (LTAIS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. LTAIS is a full-service annuity processing and marketing platform offering advisors propriety and industry-leading technologies, contracting and licensing, and in-house annuity experts. The company’s sales support team works in close coordination with financial advisors to ensure that the products being offered are in the best interest of the client.

For more information, visit the LTAIS website at ladenburgannuity.com.

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About Ladenburg

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS, LTS PrA) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg’s subsidiaries include industry-leading independent broker-dealer firms Securities America, Inc., Triad Advisors, Inc., Securities Service Network, Inc., Investacorp, Inc. and KMS Financial Services, Inc., as well as Premier Trust, Inc., Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management Inc., Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc., a leading independent life insurance brokerage company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., an investment bank which has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for over 135 years. The company is committed to investing in the growth of its subsidiaries while respecting and maintaining their individual business identities, cultures, and leadership. For more information, please visit www.ladenburg.com.