Date: 03.31.15

Cetera Financial Group Names Brett Harrison Executive Vice President of Advisor Growth

Accomplished Broker-Dealer CEO to Focus on Advisor Growth Strategies and Advisor Recruiting Support for All Broker-Dealers within Cetera Financial Group Network

Newly-Created Role Underscores Commitment to Driving Advisors’ Business Growth Through Delivery of Comprehensive Practice Management, Education and Product Strategy Resources and Expertise

Los Angeles, CA – Cetera Financial Group (Cetera), a leading network of independent broker-dealer firms, announced today that Brett Harrison has been appointed to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President of Advisor Growth. In this new role, Mr. Harrison will report directly to Adam Antoniades, President of Cetera Financial Group. Mr. Harrison will also continue in his role as CEO of Cetera Advisors, a Cetera Financial Group broker-dealer firm.

As Executive Vice President of Advisor Growth, Mr. Harrison will serve as a centralized leader for all practice management resources within the Cetera Financial Group network as part of his overarching responsibility of ensuring
the highest level of service and support is provided to all advisors across every broker-dealer firm across the Cetera Financial Group network. Mr. Harrison will play a leading role in helping advisors align the right investment products with their clients’ needs. He will also serve as the network-level point person in supporting the advisor recruiting efforts at each member broker-dealer of Cetera Financial Group.

Mr. Antoniades commented, “Our appointment of Brett Harrison to this important new senior leadership role reflects our focus on supporting the business growth of advisors throughout our network, as well as the ability of our network’s member broker-dealers to recruit advisors that are a strong fit for their unique cultures. Brett has built and led Cetera Advisors, one of the top broker-dealer firms in our industry, by creating and executing strategies that directly help advisors grow and improve their businesses. Brett will take this invaluable experience and apply it in a network-wide capacity in this new role.”

Mr. Harrison commented, “Having had the privilege of building Cetera Advisors into a leading broker-dealer by supporting the growth of advisors’ businesses, I am excited to take on this new and important role for the broader Cetera Financial Group network. I look forward to helping advisors across our network to grow and improve their practices while enhancing their ability to capture and support their clients by delivering superior practice management, education and product strategy resources.”

R. Lawrence “Larry” Roth, CEO of Cetera Financial Group, commented, “We are delighted to strengthen our organizational structure with Brett’s newly created position, while positioning our network to continue to add value to our advisors and their businesses. While many broker-dealer groups talk about a dedicated focus on advisor growth, we believe naming the CEO of one of our network’s largest broker-dealer firms to this new position exemplifies the importance we see in this function. Brett will be a key player in our ongoing mission of aligning the right tools, platforms, strategies and expertise with our network’s member firms and their advisors.”

About Cetera Financial Group

Cetera Financial Group is the retail investment advice platform of RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP). It is comprised of eleven firms – four legacy Cetera-branded firms (Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services, marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions, and Cetera Financial Specialists) along with First Allied Securities, Investors Capital, J.P. Turner and Company, The Legend Group, Summit Brokerage and recently acquired VSR Financial Services and Girard Securities. The platform is the second largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions. Cetera Financial Group delivers award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, and innovative technology to over 9,500 independent financial professionals (including VSR and Girard Securities) and over 600 financial institutions nationwide. Through its distinct firms, Cetera Financial Group offers the benefits of a large, established and well-capitalized broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving independent and institutions-based financial advisors in a way that is customized to their unique needs and aspirations. Cetera Financial Group is committed to helping advisors grow their businesses and strengthen their relationships with clients. For more information, visit

About RCS Capital

RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) is a full-service investment firm expressly focused on the individual retail investor. With operating subsidiaries including retail advice services, wholesale distribution, investment banking, capital markets, investment research, investment management and crowdfunding, RCS Capital’s business is designed to capitalize, support, grow and maximize value for the investment programs it distributes and the independent advisors and clients it serves. Additional information about RCS Capital can be found on its website at RCS Capital may disseminate information about itself, including the results of its operations and financial information, via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Important Notice

The statements in this press release include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Cetera Financial Group and members of its management team, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based, and generally are identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "seeks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "should," "look forward" or similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements due to certain factors. Additional factors that may affect future results are contained in RCS Capital's filings with the SEC, which are available at the SEC's website at Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and none of Cetera Financial Group nor RCS Capital undertake any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time, unless required by law.

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