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Richard L. Quad and Mark R. McCollom Present at Pennsylvania Bankers Association Convention

READING, PA, and NEW YORK, NY, May 22, 2017– Richard L. Quad and Mark R. McCollom, Senior Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Griffin’s Financial Institutions Group, spoke at the 2017 Pennsylvania Bankers Association Convention held May 10-12, 2017, in Marco Island, FL.

Mr. Quad’s presentation, “The Banking Landscape in a Post-Election Environment: How Quickly Things Change… Or Do They?” examined the Trump administration’s impact on the current and future banking landscape. He discussed the bullish “Trump Bump” thesis which anticipates ongoing strong performance and higher valuations for banks in the future. He also covered the bearish possibility of a recession if the Trump administration does not quickly enact stimulative measures to battle negative market undercurrents.

Mr. McCollom served on the investment banking panel, “Lessons Learned Through the M&A Experience,” where panelists discussed topics related to mergers and acquisitions in the depository institutions sector.

Richard L. Quad provides investment banking services to financial institution clients, including sell-side, buy-side, capital markets and related strategic and valuation services.

He has more than 25 years of experience in both investment banking and commercial banking in the Northeast. As a senior investment banker, he has successfully completed over 60 assignments for more than 40 community bank clients including common, convertible, preferred stock and subordinated debt offerings, buy-side, sell-side and FDIC receivership transactions, as well as strategic and general advisory assignments.

Mr. Quad received a B.S., magna cum laude, in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Vermont and an MBA with distinction from Cornell University. He holds Series 7 and 63 licenses from FINRA.

Mark R. McCollom provides merger and acquisition advisory, capital formation and strategic alternative services to bank executives, directors, stockholders and investors. Calling on his more than 20 years of experience as a senior financial executive in the banking industry, Mr. McCollom works with both major and community banks and thrifts, specialty lenders and asset managers.

Over the course of his career, Mr. McCollom has coordinated the financial and operational aspects of more than 50 transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, sale/leasebacks and debt and equity financings, with a combined transaction value in excess of $20 billion.

A CPA, Mr. McCollom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a frequent speaker at banking industry conferences across the country. Mr. McCollom received a B.S., with high distinction, from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed General Securities Principal.

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