On Wall Street Ranks Four From Wells Fargo Advisors As Top 10 Branch Managers Of The Year

In all, 33 of firm's branch managers place among industry's top 100 nationwide

St. Louis, May 5, 2015 - On Wall Street has recognized four branch managers from Wells Fargo Advisors among its top 10 branch managers in the country in its 2015 Branch Manager Awards, as reported in the publication's May issue.

The elite, annual ranking, recognizing 100 of the brokerage industry's top branch managers, honored Matt Gnau, Kevin Friedman, Kirk Mandlin and Rob Withers among its top 10 managers in the country.

In total, 33 of the firm’s managers received Branch Manager Awards for inclusion in the publication's top 100 listing.

The On Wall Street Branch Manager Awards honor outstanding achievement and excellence in branch management. A panel of editors selected the top 100 honorees. This is the eighth year the magazine has given the awards. Wells Fargo Advisors managers receiving the award this year were:

John Banks, Fort Worth, Texas
Brett Bellcase, San Antonio, Texas
Krista Brown, Denver
Grady Buchan, DeWitt, New York
Gary E. Carlson, Salt Lake City
Jeffrey A. Carpenter, Des Moines, Iowa
John Denault, Asonia, Conneticut
Daniel Doerr, Portage, Michigan
Louis Garofano, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Jim Hawkins, Seattle
Richard Jacobs, Seal Beach, California
Richard L. Kendrick, Greenville, South Carolina
Mark Klein, East Palo Alto, California
Bill Lampe, Bellevue, Washington
Marco Lloyd, Houston
Jay Mahajan, San Diego, California
John McDermott, New York
John V. Melick III, Toledo, Ohio
Kevin Ortmeyer, Chicago
Clyde Pilkington, Chesterfield, Missouri
Dennis Schmidt, New York
Tim Sheridan, New York
Joshua Smith, Sacramento, California
David Wayne Treat, Houston
Deborah H. Valenzuela, Sun City, Arizona
Stephen D. Viets, Las Vegas
Bryan Vowels, Joplin, Missouri
Jesse Witt, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Jose A. Yamat Jr., Appleton, Wisconsin

About On Wall Street's Branch Manager Awards

The Eighth Annual OnWallStreet Top 100 Branch Manager Awards are based on nominations from peers and firms. Nominees are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. Winners are chosen by a panel of independent judges. The award is not reflective of past investment performance or of client satisfaction.

About On Wall Street

Since its inception in 1992, On Wall Street has been providing financial advisors at the largest and most prestigious brokerage firms with information and analysis about the industry. The publication covers a wide range of topics, including the latest changes in broker compensation, breaking news on the regulatory and legal fronts, new product offerings, the consolidation of companies and the movement of brokers and top executives between firms.

About Wells Fargo Advisors

With $1.4 trillion in client assets as of December 31, 2014, Wells Fargo Advisors provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 15,187 full-service financial advisors and 3,852 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company. www.wellsfargoadvisors.com

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors, L.L.C.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com),and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.