Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of SWS Group, Inc. (“SWS”) (NYSE: SWS) related to the proposed acquisition by Hilltop Holdings Inc. for shareholders. Under the terms of the transaction SWS shareholders will only receive 0.2496 shares of Hilltop Holdings Inc. and $1.94 in cash per share. The combined consideration equals approximately $7.88 per share based on Hilltop’s closing price on March 31, 2014, well below the 52-week high of $8.29 and one analyst’s estimated value of $8.00 per share.

If you are an affected investor, and you want to learn more about the lawsuit or join the action, contact Willie Briscoe at The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, (214) 239-4568, or via email at, or Patrick Powers at Powers Taylor LLP, toll free (877) 728-9607, via e-mail at There is no cost or fee to you.

The SWS investigation centers on whether SWS’s Board of Directors is acting in the shareholders’ best interests, whether the board is properly considering the proposed price for the shareholders, and whether the board has employed an adequate process to review and act on the proposed transaction. Notably, at least one analyst with Yahoo! Finance believes the true inherent value of SWS could be as high as $8.

The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full service business litigation and shareholder rights advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters.

Powers Taylor LLP is a boutique litigation law firm that handles a variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of investor and stockholder fraud, shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and security class actions.

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