WEDBUSH Formalizes Corporate Giving Activities and Announces WEDBUSHCares, Provides Local Youth Organizations with 800 Tickets to Dodger Stadium

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• Edward Wedbush to Throw First Pitch at September 16 Dodger Game to Correlate with Corporate Giving Initiative • WEDBUSHCares Program Supports, Educates and Sustains Colleagues, Clients and Local Communities

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WEDBUSH, one of the nation’s leading financial services providers, announces WEDBUSHCares, a corporate giving program that formalizes the firm’s long tradition of supporting, educating and sustaining its clients, colleagues and the communities it serves through charitable activities.

WEDBUSHCares’ first initiative will benefit local youth through the charitable donation of more than 800 tickets to the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on Sunday, September 16. Tickets were donated through five local organizations including the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, The Gabriella Foundation, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and the Fulfillment Fund.

The firm also provided more than 700 tickets to Wedbush team members, who will celebrate the community outreach event as well as their annual company picnic - while cheering on the firm’s Founder and President Edward W. Wedbush as he throws the first pitch.

“Giving back to the community has always been one of the firm’s principal values. We’ve now reinforced our corporate giving program with the appointment of an advisory committee, the development of a formal brand and a forthcoming expansion of several exciting initiatives designed to support our local communities,” stated Natalie Taylor, Co-Chair, WEDBUSHCares Advisory Committee and Vice President, Marketing. “We’re committed to educating and enhancing the lives of our youth, and felt that providing the experience of Dodger Stadium would be a great way to kick it off.”

WEDBUSHCares is devoted to enhancing the local communities of the firm’s more than 100 offices nationwide. It plans to expand in the coming months through charitable donations, sponsorships, volunteer efforts and financial literacy programs organized throughout all of the affiliated companies of WEDBUSH Inc., including Wedbush Securities, Wedbush Bank, Wedbush Asset Management and Lime Brokerage. For more information please visit http://www.wedbushcares.com.

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About WEDBUSH
WEDBUSH is a leading financial services and investment firm that, through its holdings, provides private and institutional brokerage, investment banking, equity research, fixed income, clearing, sponsored-access, execution, private capital, commercial banking and asset management to individual, institutional and issuing clients. Founded in 1955, the firm’s largest holding, Wedbush Securities, is one of the nation’s largest securities firms and top liquidity providers for the NASDAQ exchange. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 100 offices, WEDBUSH is dedicated to delivering its clients relentless service, financial safety, continuity, and advanced technology.

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