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Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



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Stifel Financial Corp.

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Stifel Financial Corp. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 26, 2021

Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual shareholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and 2020 annual report to shareholders are available at:






  Easy Online Access – View your proxy materials and vote.


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Click on the icon on the right to view meeting materials.

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Return to the window and follow the instructions on the screen to log in.

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Make your selections as instructed on each screen for your delivery preferences.

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Vote your shares.

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Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a copy of the proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request as instructed on the reverse side on or before May 12, 2021 to facilitate timely delivery.


  Stifel Financial Corp. Shareholder Meeting Notice


The 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Stifel Financial corp. will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, virtually via the internet at To access the virtual meeting, you must have the information that is printed in the shaded bar located on the reverse side of this form. The password for this meeting is - SF2021

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommend a vote FOR all the nominees listed and FOR Proposals 2 and 3:

          1.      Election of Directors:

01 - Adam Berlew

02 - Kathleen Brown

03 - Michael W. Brown

04 - Robert E. Grady

05 - Ronald J. Kruszewski

06 - Daniel J. Ludeman

07 - Maura A. Markus

08 - David A. Peacock

09 - Thomas W. Weisel

10 - Michael J. Zimmerman

  2.      To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers (say on pay).
  3.      To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2021.
  4.      To consider and act upon other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof.

PLEASE NOTE - YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must go online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card.









Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select delivery preferences:


Current and future delivery requests can be submitted using the options below.


If you request an email copy, you will receive an email with a link to the current meeting materials.


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To facilitate timely delivery, requests for a paper copy of proxy materials must be received by May 12, 2021