NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 – National Holdings Corporation (OTC BB: NHLD) (”National Holdings” or the “Company”), a full-service investment banking and asset management firm, today announced that John R. Benda has joined the Company’s broker-dealer subsidiary, National Securities Corporation, as a Senior Equity Research Analyst, covering REITs and other real estate related securities. In the new role, Mr. Benda is based in New York.
Mark Goldwasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Securities, commented, “John brings to National Securities significant industry knowledge and strong industry relationships with company executives and investors. This appointment fits with our strategy of serving companies in emerging growth sectors and expanding our platform to under-followed areas of financial services, including REITs and BDCs. I am confident in John’s expertise and ability to serve our institutional and retail clients.”