Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of SWS Group, Inc. (“SWS” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SWS) in connection to the sale of the Company to Hilltop Holdings Inc. The Company’s stockholders will receive 0.2496 shares of Hilltop common stock and $1.94 of cash, equating to $7.88 per share of SWS common stock based on Hilltop’s closing price on March 31, 2014. This is lower than the previous $8 cash per share offer made by Esposito Global. Click here for more information: www.faruqilaw.com/SWS . There is no cost or obligation to you. The investigation focuses on whether SWS’s Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company’s stockholders by failing to conduct a fair sales process and whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of SWS’s shareholders. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities, shareholder, antitrust and consumer litigation, throughout all phases of litigation. The firm has an experienced trial team which has achieved significant victories on behalf of the firm’s clients. To keep track of the latest securities litigation news, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MergerActivity or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FaruqiLaw. If you own common stock in SWS and wish to obtain additional information and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at www.faruqilaw.com/SWS or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330. Attorney Advertising. (C) 2014 Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP ( www.faruqilaw.com). Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. We are happy to discuss your particular case.