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Maxim Group LLC Expands Equity Research Department With the Appointment of a Senior Enterprise Software Analyst

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, announced the appointment of Brad Sills as a Senior Enterprise Software Analyst.

Mr. Sills' appointment is part of an expansion initiative announced last year which targets key growth opportunities in the equity capital markets arena. "We set a goal for 2012 to add several additional research professionals which will significantly expand our research coverage. With the addition of Brad, we now have four senior analysts in the TMT space, which is an important vertical for Maxim Group," said Anthony V. Vendetti, Director of Research at Maxim Group.

Mr. Sills has seven years of Wall Street experience covering the enterprise applications/software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure groups. Prior to joining Maxim Group, he was a Software Coverage Analyst at Barclays Capital and a Senior Analyst at ThinkEquity. Prior to Wall Street, Mr. Sills spent three years in the licensing and pricing group at Microsoft, and one year in the business development group at Ariba, Inc. Prior to his work in the software industry, Mr. Sills was a CPA at Price Waterhouse, with responsibility for IT hardware, healthcare and private equity clients. Mr. Sills earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Management from Tulane University.

About Maxim Group LLC

Maxim Group LLC is a full-service investment banking firm headquartered in New York. Maxim Group provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; and global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivatives sales and trading as well as equity research. The investment banking group focuses on middle market and emerging growth companies within the shipping, energy, health care, technology, retail, and business and financial services sectors. The institutional coverage of Maxim Group spans North and South America, Europe and Asia. Maxim Group LLC is a registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB); Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC); NASDAQ Stock Market and the NYSE Arca, Inc. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit www.maximgrp.com.

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