Wells Fargo Securities Broadens Retail Coverage with Senior Research Hire, Paul Lejuez

Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:00am EST

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Senior Research Analyst to Lead Specialty Retail and Broadlines Sector Coverage
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Wells Fargo Securities, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), announced
today that Paul Lejuez will be joining Wells Fargo Securities as a managing
director and senior analyst in the Equity Research Department covering the
Specialty Retail and Broadlines sectors. He will be based in New York, jointly
reporting to Sam Pearlstein and Todd Wickwire, co-heads of Equity Research at
Wells Fargo Securities. 

"Paul is widely recognized by investors and issuers as a thought leader in the
sector and we are excited to have him lead our Specialty Retail and Broadlines
Equity Research effort," said Diane Schumaker-Krieg, global head of Research,
Economics & Strategy at Wells Fargo Securities. "With the addition of Paul`s
knowledge and expertise, we believe Wells Fargo`s consumer retail research
franchise will be greatly enhanced and increasingly valuable to our clients." 

Most recently, Lejuez was the senior Specialty Retail and Broadlines equity
analyst for Nomura Securities. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years at
Credit Suisse, rising through the firm to become its senior Specialty Retail
analyst. At his previous positions, Lejuez established and maintained a highly
regarded Specialty Retail franchise, with his team ranking #3 in the 2012
Institutional Investor All-America Research poll. Lejuez holds both a Bachelor
of Science (Magna Cum Laude) and Master of Science degree in Accountancy from
Wake Forest University. Additionally, he holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations and is a licensed Certified
Public Accountant (CPA). 

About Wells Fargo Securities

Wells Fargo Securities delivers a comprehensive set of capital markets products
and services, including public debt and equity origination and distribution,
interest rate, commodity and equity risk hedging, mergers and acquisitions
advice, prime services, structured lending facilities and municipal bond
origination. The institutional capital markets business is comprised of more
than 4,000 team members in 40+ offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia. 

Wells Fargo Securities is the trade name for certain capital markets and
investment banking services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries,
including Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, member NYSE, FINRA, NFA and SIPC, Wells
Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Bank,
National Association, Wells Fargo Securities International Limited (authorized
by the U.K. FSA), Wells Fargo Securities Asia Limited (licensed by the HK SFC),
and Wells Fargo Securities (Japan) Co., Ltd. (registered with the KLFB). 

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.4 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
9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in
more than 35 countries to support the bank`s customers who conduct business in
the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one
in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No.
26 on Fortune`s 2012 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 Securities
Shelley Beason, 704-715-2471 (Media)
shelley.beason@wellsfargo.com



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