Ladenburg Thalmann Annuity Insurance Services LLC Hires Christopher Fleurat as Sales Vice President

(Birmingham, AL, October 18, 2018) –LTAIS, a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., announced today that Christopher Fleurat has joined the company as Sales Vice President. In this position, Mr. Fleurat will be responsible for annuity distribution in the south-west region of the U.S., working closely with independent producers, national institutions, and broker-dealers.

Mr. Fleurat has over 15 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry with notable experience in retirement income planning, wealth management, and wealth transfer solutions.

“We are very excited that Chris has joined our team,” said Mark Schubert, Chief Sales Officer. “Chris has established relationships that will expand the LTAIS footprint and provide opportunities to showcase our value proposition to producers and their clients.”

Prior to joining LTAIS, Mr. Fleurat worked in the Annuity and Life Insurance space throughout his career, most recently with Liberty Mutual, and formerly with Great-American, Great West, and Jackson National, helping advisors provide a safe and secure future for their clients. A three-time Wholesaler of the Year winner, Mr. Fleurat shares a wealth of information when he meets with advisors, building relationships and providing best-in-class service.

Mr. Fleurat studied finance at the University of Colorado at Boulder after moving west from Maryland.

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.

About Ladenburg Thalmann

About Ladenburg Thalmann 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 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.

Chris Fleurat is Securities Licensed Through Investacorp, Inc. A Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA, SIPC.