NEXT Financial Group, Inc.

Year founded: 1999

Producing reps: 756

Est. gross revenue (2006): $76.5 million

Avg. annual gross production

per rep (2005): $90,000

Ratio of reps to home office: 10.8 to 1

Leader’s top priorities*

Short term: Technology

Longer term: Dealing with

increased regulation

Company data self reported as of April 1, 2006

*Investment Advisor survey, August 2006