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Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend and Announces Date of Fourth Quarter Earnings Release

Company Release - 12/21/2016 6:45 AM ET

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE: WDR) approved a quarterly dividend on its Class A common stock of $0.46 per share payable on February 1, 2017 to stockholders of record as of January 11, 2017.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. will announce fourth quarter 2016 earnings before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, followed by a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. To listen to this call live on the internet, visit our Web site at www.waddell.com. A replay will be made available shortly after the conclusion of the call and accessible for seven days.

About the Company

Waddell & Reed, Inc., founded in 1937, is one of the oldest mutual fund complexes in the United States, having introduced the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds in 1940. Today, we distribute our investment products through the retail unaffiliated distribution channel (encompassing broker/dealer, retirement, and registered investment advisors), our retail broker-dealer channel (our network of financial advisors), and our Institutional channel (including defined benefit plans, pension plans and endowments, and our subadvisory partnership with Mackenzie in Canada).

Through its subsidiaries, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. provides investment management and financial planning services to clients throughout the United States and internationally. Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company serves as investment advisor to the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios and InvestEd Portfolios, while Ivy Investment Management Company serves as investment advisor to Ivy Funds and investment advisor and global distributor to the Ivy Global Investors SICAV, an umbrella UCITS fund range domiciled in Luxembourg. Waddell & Reed, Inc. serves as principal underwriter and distributor to the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios and InvestEd Portfolios, while Ivy Distributors, Inc. serves as principal underwriter and distributor to Ivy Funds.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
Nicole Russell, 913-236-1880
VP, Investor Relations

Source: Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.

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