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Jay Woods Joins Freedom Capital Markets as Chief Global Strategist

New York, NY, and Almaty, Kazakhstan (April 3, 2023) – Freedom Capital Markets (FCM), the investment banking and equity capital markets arm of Prime Executions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FRHC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Woods as Chief Global Strategist.

Prior to joining Freedom, he was the Chief Market Strategist at DriveWealth Institutional. He also served as an Executive Floor Governor at the NYSE, the highest elected position at the Exchange held by only six NYSE members.

Jay spent over 25 years as a Designated Market Maker on the NYSE floor. He started with Spear, Leeds, and Kellogg, then joined Goldman Sachs for 14 years and moved on to IMC after Goldman divested their floor operation. As a DMM, he was responsible for several high-profile IPOs and led trading in some of the most active issues at the NYSE.

Jay received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. He received his CMT designation in 2017. He is heavily involved with the CMT Association and serves on its Board of Directors. He also serves as a mentor with the Scholars of Finance and regularly speaks about financial literacy with local high schools and universities.

About Freedom Capital Markets:

Freedom Capital Markets (FCM) provides corporate and institutional clients with investment banking, finance, and capital markets advisory services. FCM offers clients tailored solutions to help fuel growth, including IPOs and follow-on offerings, shelf offerings, rights offerings, PIPEs, SPACs, private placements, convertible issues, and more. FCM is the investment banking and equity capital markets arm of Prime Executions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp.

About Freedom Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FRHC):

Freedom Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FRHC), a Nevada corporation, is a financial services holding company conducting retail securities brokerage, investment research, investment counseling, securities trading, investment banking and underwriting services, mortgages, insurance, and consumer banking through its subsidiaries. The company operates under the name of Freedom Finance in Europe and Central Asia. Through its subsidiaries, Freedom Holding Corp. employs more than 2,900 people and is a professional participant in the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, the Astana International Exchange, the Ukrainian Exchange, the Republican Stock Exchange of Tashkent, and the Uzbek Republican Currency Exchange and is a member of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. Freedom Holding Corp. has its principal executive offices in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and has a presence in 16 countries, including Kazakhstan, Cyprus, the United States, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, UAE, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Germany.

Freedom Holding Corp.'s common stock is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and are traded in the United States on the Nasdaq Capital Market, operated by Nasdaq, Inc.

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