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Advisors Asset Management Names Charles Sickles as Head of Wholesale Distribution

MONUMENT, COLO. — February 22, 2017 — Advisors Asset Management (AAM) today announced that Charles Sickles has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Distribution. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, Mr. Sickles will lead AAM’s distribution efforts across all of its partner firms. He will report directly to Andrew S. Williams, President of AAM.

“Charles is the perfect fit to take AAM to the next level,” said Mr. Williams. “His significant experience and leadership acumen aligns with our core values and complements our firm’s long-term commitment to meet the evolving needs of financial advisors in a consultative way. Our clients and firm will benefit from his first-hand understanding of the unique needs of advisors.”

Mr. Williams added, "Charles’s impressive track record for building successful businesses and sales teams within the fee-based advisory, active mutual fund, ETF, managed accounts and alternative investments spaces makes him the optimal choice as we continue to work with advisors to help them attain the very best long-term solutions for their clients in all market environments. He understands where we want to go and how we want to grow our business.”

“AAM is extremely well-positioned to help financial advisors and their clients achieve their outcomes through a wide range of focused, high-quality investment solutions, including strategies offered by best-of-breed institutional managers,” said Mr. Sickles. “The firm has carved a distinctive niche for itself in the asset management industry, backed by a tremendous leadership team, and I am very excited about the opportunity to build on this strong foundation.”

Mr. Sickles brings to AAM more than 27 years of experience in financial services. Most recently, he served as managing director at BlackRock, where he led the Northeast Divisional team for the Merrill Lynch channel to best-in-channel results across core metrics such as Mutual Fund market share, ETF market share and Focus FA meeting activity. Prior to joining BlackRock, he held strategic management positions at Merrill Lynch, including the firm’s Managed Solutions Group, Client Solutions Group and Americas Distribution Group. Mr. Sickles received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Additionally, he is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and holds the Series 7, 66 and 24 FINRA licenses.

About Advisors Asset Management

For more than 35 years, AAM has been a trusted resource for financial advisors and broker/dealers. It offers access to UITs (unit investment trusts), open- and closed-end mutual funds, separately managed accounts (SMAs), structured products and the fixed income markets, as well as portfolio analytics. For more information, visit

As of December 30, 2016, the brokerage and advised business at AAM represents approximately $19.8 billion in assets. (Assets under supervision represent $8.0 billion in UIT assets. The firm has $10.7 billion in assets under administration that represents the non-proprietary assets for which AAM provides various levels of service, but not management. The firm’s $1.1 billion in assets under management represents AAM’s proprietary separately managed account and mutual fund assets.)

Advisors Asset Management, Inc. (AAM) is a SEC registered investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC. | 18925 Base Camp Road | Monument, CO 80132 |

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