Kirby McInerney LLP is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of SWS Group, Inc. (“SWS” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SWS) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Hilltop Holdings Inc. (“Hilltop”) (NYSE:HTH). Under the terms of the definitive merger agreement, SWS stockholders will receive $1.94 in cash and 0.2496 shares of Hilltop’s common stock for each share of SWS common stock they own.

The investigation concerns whether the SWS Board of Directors violated its fiduciary duties by agreeing to the proposed transaction and whether the proposed consideration adequately values the Company’s common stock.

If you are an SWS stockholder and wish to obtain additional information, please contact J. Brandon Walker, Esq. by email at bwalker@kmllp.com, by telephone at (212) 699-1145 or (888) 529-4787, or by filling out this contact form. There is no cost or obligation to you.

Kirby McInerney LLP is a New York-based law firm concentrating in securities, shareholder, whistleblower, antitrust and consumer litigation. For additional information, please go to www.kmllp.com.

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