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

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--()--The Board of Directors of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE: WDR) approved a quarterly dividend on its Class A common stock of $0.43 per share payable on May 1, 2015 to stockholders of record as of April 10, 2015.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. will announce first quarter 2015 earnings before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 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 Waddell & Reed Wholesale channel (encompassing broker/dealer, retirement, and registered investment advisors), our Advisors 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 the Selector Management Fund 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 Funds Distributor, Inc. serves as principal underwriter and distributor to Ivy Funds and global distributor to Selector Management Fund SICAV.

Contacts

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

Contacts

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