U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       

 Profitability Ranking of Broker/Dealers Among the Second Hundred Largest Banking Companies
 Based on return on equity and growth in per-share earnings* — Fiscal 1998-2000
 THREE YEAR

    3-Yr Av 3-Yr 3-Yr EPS 3-Yr 3-Yr
3-Yr   ROAE ROAE Gr Rate EPS Gr Total
Rank Company (%) Rank (%) Rank Score
1 Southwest Securities Group, Dallas+ 22.91 1 70.55 1 2
2 A.G. Edwards, St. Louis++ 20.52 2 22.62 3 5
3 Legg Mason, Baltimore+++ 18.42 3 32.36 2 5
4 Jefferies Group, Los Angeles 17.96 4 -6.50 4 8

*EPS growth on fully diluted basis after extraordinary items
Excludes companies for which EPS was not available for 1997, 1998 or 1999
Where score is equal, company with higher ROAE receives the superior ranking
+ Fiscal year ended June 30, 2000; ++ Fiscal year ended Feb. 29, 2000; +++ Fiscal year ended March 31, 2000
Source: Raw data from SNL Securities

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