Buchanan Joins Argent Financial Group, Inc

RUSTON, La., March 25, 2013 — Argent Financial Group, a leading diversified financial services company, has elected J. Phil Buchanan as President. Buchanan brings more than 25 years of experience in leading, advising and consulting financial services firms on a global basis. Buchanan has joined the executive management team and is responsible for leading the relationship management and marketing teams. He will play a critical role in managing Argent’s brand and growth strategies and expanding its base.

“As a consultant to the wealth management industry for the past 20 years, Phil identified with the core values of focused client service that Argent delivers through our growing professional staff,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “His acumen and experience leading companies and advising on strategy makes him well-suited to further position Argent at the forefront of the continually evolving wealth management industry.”

Previously, Buchanan served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cannon Financial Institute., a financial services educational and professional development firm. He will continue to serve on their Board of Directors. Buchanan is also an active advisor to several companies including Allen & Company and Laurus Principal Group, LLC. He holds an economics degree from the University of Georgia.

About Argent Financial Group

Argent Financial Group, Inc., domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930. Responsible for more than $5.5 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group is a diversified financial services entity providing individuals and businesses in the mid-South with a broad range of financial services including trust administration and related services, investment management, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) management and financial, retirement and estate planning. For more information, visit www.argentcares.com.

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Argent Financial Group

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $30 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust and estate administration, investment management, ESOPs, retirement plan consulting, funeral and cemetery trusts, charitable organization administration, oil and gas (mineral) management and other unique financial services. Headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, Argent was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930.

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