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 2000
 ONE YEAR

    ROAE 1-Yr 1-Yr EPS 1-Yr 1-Yr
1-Yr   2000 ROAE Gr Rate EPS Gr Total
Rank Company (%) Rank (%) Rank Score
1 Southwest Securities Group, Dallas+ 32.45 2 143.4 1 3
2 Knight Trading Group, Jersey City 40.80 1 22.0 4 5
3 A.G. Edwards, St. Louis++ 22.90 3 36.0 3 6
4 Legg Mason, Baltimore+++ 21.82 4 50.3 2 6
5 Jefferies Group, Los Angeles 12.86 5 -11.4 5 10
6 Ameritrade Holding Corp., Omaha, NE++++ -5.62 6 -214.3 6 12

*After extraordinary items and on a fully diluted basis
Includes only those companies for which ROE and EPS data were available for 1999 and 2000
+ Fiscal year ended June 30, 2000; ++ Feb. 29, 2000; +++ March 31, 2000; ++++Sept 29,2000
Where score is equal, company with higher ROAE receives the superior ranking
Source: Raw data was supplied by SNL Securities

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