U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       

 Top Financial Advisors -- 2000 Bank & Thrift Mergers
 Ranked by announced deal value (excludes terminated deals)

       ANNOUNCED             COMPLETED     
Rank   Firm Deal Value   
($ Million)
Deals  
(#)
Deal Value   
($ Million)
Deals 
(#)
1 J.P. Morgan & Co. (1) 39,956.80 5 39,615.40 4
2 Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. (4) 36,806.10 6 9,444.90 8
3 Goldman, Sachs & Co. (1) 32,325.90 4 147 1
4 Merrill Lynch & Co. (1) (2) 14,647.70 7 3,083.10 7
5 Salomon Smith Barney (1) 5,893.80 4 946.8 3
6 Sandler O’Neill & Partners 3,292.50 18 3,786.90 19
7 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. 3,122.90 19 4,539.60 29
8 Lazard Freres & Co. (1) 2,750.00 1 N/A N/A
9 Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. (1)   1,916.60 1 1,916.60 1
10 Lehman Brothers (1) 1,704.50 2 187.3 1
11 Robinson-Humphrey Co. (1) 783.3 4 564.2 2
12 Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. (1) 748.8 6 573.5 4
13 Austin Associates Inc. 703.5 10 155.4 7
14 McDonald Investments (3) 521.5 16 415.2 6
15 Alex Sheshunoff & Co. (2) 514.8 10 353.8 10
16 Ryan, Beck & Co. 504.4 6 661.9 8
17 RP Financial 489.2 13 412.9 12
18 Danielson Associates Inc. 469.5 4 121 3
19 Stephens Inc. (2) 455.8 2 455.8 1
20 McConnell, Budd & Downes Inc. 434.2 8 821.9 11
21 MG Advisors Inc. 395.8 2 19.8 1
22 CIBC World Markets (1) 375.9 1 994.6 2
23 Hoefer & Arnett Inc. (2) 357.1 12 384.7 15
24 The Orr Group 303.7 1 303.7 1
25 Southard Financial (1) 237.6 3 275.9 4
26 Dain Rauscher Wessels 213.3 5 4.1 1
27 Hovde Financial 199.9 8 664.2 10
28 Tucker Anthony Sutro 188.9 5 125.9 3
29 Berwind Financial Group 179.6 4 N/A N/A
30 Advest Inc. (1) 178.8 1 382.9 4
31 W.Y. Campbell & Co. (1) 173.5 1 N/A N/A
32 Northeast Capital & Advisory Inc. 160.7 1 593.6 1
33 D.A. Davidson & Co. (1) 158.8 4 15.2 1
34 Garland McPherson & Associates 147.7 2 161.7 2
35 Gerrish & McCreary (1) 147 1 147.7 2
36 Baxter Fentriss & Co. 145.9 7 230.9 9
37 The Carson Medlin Co. 141.3 6 261.6 4
38 Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. (1) 135 1 135 1
39 Austin Financial Services Inc. 118 5 146.8 5
40 Bank Advisory Group Inc. 114.6 6 269.9 5
41 Janney Montgomery Scott Inc. (1) 101 2 92.6 1
42 Putnam Lovell (1) 100.3 1 N/A N/A
43 Endicott Group 96.6 2 80.3 1
44 First Security Van Kasper (1) 90.8 1 38.1 2
45 The Findley Group 86 7 56.8 4
46 The Findley Group 86 7 56.8 4
47 Mercer Capital Management 84.3 3 20.8 2
48 Davenport & Co. LLC 82.2 2 373 5
49 Castle Creek Financial 74.3 3 65.7 2
50 Scott & Stringfellow Inc. 64.1 4 29.2 2
51 Sterne, Agee & Leach (1) 63.6 1 77.9 1
52 First Capital Group 53.3 1 7.5 1
53 SAMCO Capital Markets (1) 44 1 108.7 3
54 William Blair & Co. (1) 43.6 1 309.7 1
55 Leslie Childress Inc. (1) 41.6 1 41.6 1
56 Capital Resources Group Inc. (1) 41.6 1 133.6 2
57 Raymond James & Associates 40.4 1 40.4 1
58 Feldman Financial Advisors Inc. (2) 38.6 4 52.6 4
59 Crowe Chizek & Co. (1) 37.5 2 8.5 1
60 Fister & Associates Inc. 34.8 1 365.2 6
- The Capital Corp. (2) 34.8 2 34.8 2
62 FinPro Inc. 34.4 2 13.9 1
63 Renninger and Associates (1) 33.4 1 33.4 1
64 Chaffe & Associates Inc. (1) 33.3 2 22.1 1
65 Chartwell Capital Ltd. (1) 32.4 1 32.4 1
66 Brown, Burke Capital Partners Inc. 32 2 725.3 2
67 Allen C. Ewing & Co. 29.5 2 26 2
68 David A. Noyes (1) 27.5 1 27.5 1
69 Professional Bank Services Inc. (1) 26.9 1 167.9 6
70 Howe Barnes Investments Inc. 25.6 1 133.5 3
71 Columbia Financial Advisors Inc. 24.2 2 63.1 3
72 U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray 22.1 1 96 2
73 Carpenter & Co. 18 3 48.1 2
74 Fox-Pitt, Kelton 17.2 1 34.8 1
75 Holder and Associates 16 2 16 2
76 McKinnon & Co. (1) 15.3 1 15.3 1
77 Olive Corporate Finance (1) 15.2 1 15.2 1
78 Marshall Financial Consulting (1) 14.5 1 N/A N/A
79 Ferris, Baker, Watts Inc. (1) 13.9 1 86.7 2
80 GRA, Thompson, White & Co. (1) 10 3 5,817.00 3
81 Ferguson & Co. (1) 8.8 1 19.4 1
82 Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. 8.8 1 1,403.90 1
83 RSM McGladrey Inc. (1) 6.5 1 N/A N/A
84 National Capital 5.3 1 5.3 1
85 Sage Capital (1) 4.1 1 4.1 1
86 DD&F Consulting Group 3.1 1 40.3 5
87 Young & Associates (1) 2.3 1 32.2 2
88 Berkshire Capital Corp. (2) N/A 1 N/A N/A
89 HAS Associates Inc. (2) N/A 2 N/A N/A

(1) Did not respond to survey
(2) Value not available for at least one deal
(3) Includes Trident Securities and The Wallach Co., subsidiaries of McDonald Investments
(4) Includes Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.
*To be added to the survey list, please call (512) 236-6200, or e-mail at ross.finley@thomsonmedia.com
Source:  Sheshunoff Information Services Inc., Austin, Texas, a subsidiary of Thomson Financial Corp.

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