New York Stock Exchange Dedicates Hall in Memory of Muriel F. Siebert, Its First Woman Member

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:SIEB) and Kennedy Cabot Acquisition, LLC
today announced the dedication of Siebert Hall at the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE) in honor of the late Muriel F. “Mickie” Siebert, who
became the first woman to both own a seat on the NYSE and head one of
its member firms, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc., on December 28, 1967.

Jane Macon, Chair of Siebert Financial Corp. said, “Mickie liked to say
that she came to New York City ‘with $500 and a used Studebaker.’ She
overcame tremendous challenges to become a legendary Wall Street
trailblazer, recognized as the ‘First Woman of Finance.’ We are
delighted Mickie’s contributions have been acknowledged by the NYSE in
such a historic way.”

The dedication of Siebert Hall is the first time a room at the NYSE,
designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, has been named after an

Hosted by Tom Farley, NYSE Group President, the room features
memorabilia from Mickie Siebert’s career gifted to the NYSE by the
Estate of Muriel F. Siebert.

“When Mickie became the first female member of the NYSE in 1967, she
shattered a glass ceiling on Wall Street,” said Farley. “So, when it
came time to dedicate our newly-renovated meeting hall – a contemporary
counterpart to our more traditional Boardroom – the progressive and
ground-breaking Mickie was the obvious choice.” Gloria E. Gebbia, owner
and managing member of Kennedy Cabot Acquisition said, “Mickie Siebert
was courageous, savvy and pioneering, both as a woman and as a business
person. My family and I are proud and humbled to continue her
professional and charitable legacy. We believe she would be very pleased
that the Gebbia family shares her passion for worthwhile causes.”

Muriel Siebert, who died in 2013, was also a pioneer in the discount
brokerage field, transforming her firm into a discount brokerage in 1975
on the first day NYSE members were allowed to negotiate commissions. In
1977, she put her firm in a blind trust to serve as New York State’s
first woman Superintendent of Banking for five years, and under her
watch, not a single banking institution failed.

Throughout her career, Muriel Siebert was actively involved with a wide
range of non-profit, civic and women’s organizations. In keeping with
her personal vision, she worked tirelessly throughout her career to
promote financial literacy.

Among Muriel Siebert’s many achievements, through the Muriel F. Siebert
Foundation she focused on the development of the “Siebert
Personal Finance Program: Taking Control of Your Financial Future
a financial literacy program which has improved the lives of innumerable
middle and high school students and adults by teaching them essential
financial skills.

Muriel Siebert, who attended, but did not graduate from what is now
known as Case Western Reserve University in her home town of Cleveland,
Ohio, was awarded approximately twenty honorary doctorates and received
multiple other awards and honors throughout her life.

She was described by the Encyclopedia Britannica as an “American
business executive whose successful ventures in the realm of high
finance helped expand opportunities for women in that field.” Muriel
Siebert was chosen by Scholastic Inc., for its compendium, “100
People Who Changed America
.” Other honors include the National
Association of Women Business Owners First Signature Award for Lifetime
Achievement as a pioneering women’s business owner; the National Museum
of Women in the Arts which saluted her as a pioneer who has broken
ground for women in civil society; and, acknowledgement from the Center
for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association (CEI-PEA) for
promoting financial literacy. Muriel Siebert was inducted into Junior
Achievement’s U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2009 and is featured in the
“Women and Wall Street” permanent collection exhibit at the Museum of
American Finance.

As the first woman selected as “one who has made a difference” for the
Working Women’s Hall of Fame, she was inducted into the National Women’s
Hall of Fame and The International Women’s Forum International Hall of
Fame. Muriel Siebert received The Athena Foundation’s highest award
given to those “who open the doors of leadership opportunity for women.”
Among other honors, she received the Pride of New York Award, and, for
championing financial literacy, both the First Lifetime Achievement
Award from the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education and the
Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal Award.

Muriel Siebert was widely interviewed on subjects pertaining to the
financial system and markets. She testified on behalf of individual
investors before Congress and her opinion was requested by the White
House and policymakers at the highest levels of the US government on
many substantive issues related to the financial services system and

In November 2002, Simon and Schuster published her autobiography, Changing
the Rules – Adventures of a Wall Street Maverick.

About Siebert Financial Corp.

Siebert Financial is a holding company that conducts its retail discount
brokerage business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Muriel Siebert &
Co., Inc. The firm became a member of the NYSE in 1967, when Ms. Siebert
became the first woman to own a seat on the Exchange. In addition, in
2014 the Company began business as a registered investment advisor
through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Siebert Investment Advisors, Inc.
Siebert Financial is based in New York City with additional retail
branches in Boca Raton, FL and Beverly Hills, CA.

About Kennedy Cabot Acquisition

Kennedy Cabot Acquisition is a Nevada limited liability company. The
principals of Kennedy Cabot Acquisition have substantial experience in
the brokerage industry and are/were affiliates of StockCross Financial
Services, Inc. StockCross is a broker-dealer member of FINRA with
offices across the United States.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined in
the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding, among other
things, future events. Words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,”
“believe,” and words and terms of similar substance used in connection
with any discussion of future plans, actions or events identify
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relating to the
proposed transactions include, but are not limited to: statements about
the benefits of the proposed transactions; Siebert Financial’s and
Kennedy Cabot Acquisition’s plans, objectives, expectations and
intentions; the expected timing of completion of the proposed
transactions; and other statements relating to the transactions that are
not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on
information currently available to Siebert Financial and Kennedy Cabot
Acquisition, as the case may be, and involve estimates, expectations and
projections. Investors are cautioned that all such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and important factors
could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those
indicated by such forward-looking statements. With respect to the
proposed transactions between Siebert Financial and Kennedy Cabot
Acquisition, these risks and factors could include, but are not limited
to: securing regulatory approval; the risk that a condition to closing
may be delayed or may not be satisfied; the diversion of management time
on transaction-related issues; changes in the general economic
environment, or social or political conditions, that could affect the
business of Siebert Financial and the Broker-Dealer; and the potential
impact of the announcement or consummation of the proposed transactions
on relationships with customers, competitors, management and other

Additional information concerning other risk factors is also contained
in Siebert Financial’s most recently filed Annual Reports on Form 10-K,
subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K,
and other SEC filings.

Notice to Investors

This communication is provided for informational purposes only and is
neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any
securities of Siebert Financial. The tender offer for the outstanding
common stock of Siebert Financial not owned by the Estate has not yet
commenced. Any offers to purchase or solicitation of offers to sell will
be made only pursuant to the tender offer statement (including the offer
to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other documents relating to
the tender offer) which will be filed on Schedule TO by Kennedy Cabot
Acquisition with the SEC, and soon thereafter Siebert Financial will
file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with
respect to the tender offer. Siebert Financial’s shareholders are
advised to read these documents and any other documents relating to the
tender offer that will be filed with the SEC carefully and in their
entirety because they contain important information. Siebert Financial’s
shareholders may obtain copies of these documents for free at the SEC’s
website at
or by contacting Siebert Financial’s investor relations department at
Siebert Financial Corp., 885 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022,
Attention: Investor Relations.


Siebert Financial Corp.
Horowitz, 212-843-8014
Communications LLC / New York
Laura Hynes-Keller, +1- 212-758 8602
/ +1-646-797 6992
Cabot Acquisition, LLC

Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum
PLLC / New York
Martin H. Kaplan, 212-514-8369