Wealth Manager George Howe Joins U.S. Capital Advisors in Austin, Texas - May 2, 2013

HOUSTON, TX, May 2, 2013 — U.S. Capital Advisors LLC ("USCA") announced that it has hired George Howe as a Director in its Austin, Texas office. Mr. Howe joined USCA after managing his own advisory practice at Raymond James since 2001. He previously spent 17 years with Standard & Poor’s.

Patrick Mendenhall, a Managing Partner and Head of Wealth Management at USCA, commented, "George has a deep knowledge of the financial markets and maintains an emphasis on educating individual clients about financial products and markets. We are excited to have him join our growing Austin franchise." Ford McTee, Managing Director and Austin Market Manager, commented, "George will provide clients with benefits of his tenured experience and understanding of financial products to assist them in reaching their financial goals. He was recognized by the Austin Business Journal as a top advisor in 2011."

About U.S. Capital Advisors LLC Based in Houston, Texas, U.S. Capital Advisors is an integrated financial services boutique with primary business lines in Wealth Management, Institutional Client and Investment Banking. The firm provides a full range of advisory services and solutions to high net worth individuals, family offices, institutional and corporate clients. Founded in 2010 and privately owned, USCA is led by seasoned professionals with proven track records in the industry. Securities offered through USCA Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through USCA RIA LLC.

Patrick Mendenhall Managing Partner, Head of Wealth Management