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March 22, 2017

March 13, 2017

Raymond James Financial to join S&P 500

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF) announced today that it has been selected for the S&P 500® index effective at the open of trading on Monday, March 20, 2017, under the GICS Investment Banking and Brokerage Sub-Industry Index.

"We are honored to be included with this prestigious group of companies,” said Chairman and CEO Paul Reilly. “This represents a significant milestone for Raymond James, and a major accomplishment for our Chairman Emeritus Tom James, who brought Raymond James public more than 30 years ago, as well as the many current and past advisors and associates who have built this company to its current place among our industry’s leaders. Our addition to the S&P 500, like all of our corporate achievements, would not be possible without our client-first culture and the dedicated people who work here.”  

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*Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information provide is for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell Raymond James Financial Stock.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 7,100 financial advisors serving approximately 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $622 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include information concerning future inclusion of our common stock in an index. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees, and they involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Although we make such statements based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable, there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.  We caution investors not to rely unduly on any forward-looking statements and urge you to carefully consider the risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) from time to time, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on www.raymondjames.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statement in the event it later turns out to be inaccurate, whether as a result of new

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Deborah Koller, AAMS, Financial Advisor
(540) 825-4611