Schwab Recognized in FORTUNE’s 2012 Most Admired Companies List

Schwab Ranked Number One in Securities Industry

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:00 am PST

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SAN FRANCISCO

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NYSE:
SCHW
"We are honored to have been chosen as the top-rated firm in our industry again this year"

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has received the number-one ranking in the Securities industry category in FORTUNE Magazine’s 2012 list of the World's Most Admired Companies, achieving top scores for innovation, quality of products and services, and financial soundness in the category.

“We are honored to have been chosen as the top-rated firm in our industry again this year,” commented Schwab President and CEO Walt Bettinger. “Earning people’s trust and confidence is the underpinning of our business success, and the 'most admired' recognition validates the strides we’ve made in this crucial area.”

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 8.6 million client brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 787,000 banking accounts, and $1.74 trillion in client assets as of Jan. 31, 2012. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and mortgage services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com. (0312-1726)

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