U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       

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

       ANNOUNCED             COMPLETED     
Rank   Firm Deal Value   
($ Million)
Deals  
(#)
Deal Value   
($ Million)
Deals 
(#)
1 Lehman Brothers (1) 1,704.50 2 187.3 1
2 Goldman, Sachs & Co. (1) 1,517.31   1,794.50 1
3 Sandler O’Neill & Partners 963.5 10 1,171.70 11
4 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. 811.4 10 701.5 11
5 Ryan, Beck & Co. 504.4 6 577.9 7
6 McDonald Investments (3) 483.8 14 491.7 15
7 RP Financial 482.4 12 406.1 11
8 Danielson Associates Inc. 202.5 2 202.5 2
9 Salomon Smith Barney (1) 187.3 1 187.3 1
10 Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. (1) 183.7 2 37.5 1
11 Advest Inc. (1) 178.8 1 178.8 1
12 Northeast Capital & Advisory Inc. 160.7 1 593.6 1
13 Tucker Anthony Sutro 135.5 3 96.8 2
14 McConnell, Budd & Downes Inc. 129.9 3 144.9 4
15 D.A. Davidson & Co. (1) 100.3 1 N/A N/A
- Putnam Lovell (1) 100.3 1 N/A N/A
17 Endicott Group 80.3 1 80.3 1
18 Berwind Financial Group 67 2 N/A N/A
19 William Blair & Co. (1) 43.6 1 309.7 1
20 Capital Resources Group Inc. (1) 41.6 1 133.6 2
21 Austin Financial Services Inc. 40.4 1 40.4 1
- Raymond James & Associates 40.4 1 40.4 1
23 FinPro Inc. 34.4 2 7.5 1
24 David A. Noyes (1) 27.5 1 27.5 1
25 Howe Barnes Investments Inc. 25.6 1 129.9 2
26 U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray 22.1 1 N/A N/A
27 Scott & Stringfellow Inc. 21.7 1 N/A N/A
28 Baxter Fentriss & Co. 20.2 1 52.3 2
29 MG Advisors Inc. 19.8 1 19.8 1
30 Ferguson & Co. (1) 8.8 1 86.7 2
31 The Carson Medlin Co. 8.7 1 8.5 1
32 Hoefer & Arnett Inc. 8.6 1 19.3 2
33 Feldman Financial Advisors Inc. (2)   1.1 2 15.1 3
34 HAS Associates Inc. (2) N/A 1 N/A N/A
35 Merrill Lynch & Co. (1) (2) N/A 1 373.1 4
36 Stephens Inc. (2) N/A 1 N/A N/A

(1) Did not respond to survey
(2) Value not available for at least one deal
(3) Includes Trident Securities, a subsidiary 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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