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FBR & Co. Confirms Effectiveness Of 1-for-4 Reverse Stock Split

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) (the "Company"), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, confirmed today the effectiveness, as of 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on February 28, 2013 (the "Effective Time"), of the previously announced 1-for-4 reverse stock split (the "Reverse Stock Split") of the Company's issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the "Common Stock").

After giving effect to the Reverse Stock Split, the Company's shares of common stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "FBRC," but they will do so under a new CUSIP number ― 30247C 400.

About FBR & Co.

FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; diversified industrials; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.fbr.com .

The FBR & Co. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6405

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

Statements in this release concerning future performance, developments, events, market forecasts, revenues, expenses, earnings, run rates and any other guidance on present or future periods constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of factors, risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations or current circumstances. These factors include, but are not limited to, the effect of demand for public and private securities offerings, activity in the secondary securities markets, interest rates, the realization of gains and losses on principal investments, available technologies, competition for business and personnel, and general economic, political and market conditions. For a discussion of these and other risks and important factors that could affect FBR's future results and financial condition, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Part II, Item 7 of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011; and other items throughout the Company's Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
CONTACT: Investors: Bradley J. Wright at
         703.312.9678 or bwright@fbr.com
         Media: Shannon Small at
         703.469.1190 or ssmall@fbr.com

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