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IFMI Announces $13.7 Million Strategic Investment By Mead Park Capital Partners LLC And Cohen Bros. Financial, LLC

www.IFMI.com .

About Mead Park

Mead Park Holdings LP, led by Jack DiMaio, specializes in asset management and investment opportunities in the financial services sector including regulatory capital oriented transactions, leveraged credit investments, and positions in financial services businesses. Its principals have extensive experience operating businesses in the financial services sector with an emphasis on fixed income credit products and capital markets activities.

Conference Call

Management will hold a conference call this morning at 10:00 AM EDT to discuss the Company's results for the quarter ending March 31, 2013 and transactions discussed herein. The conference call will also be available via webcast. Interested parties can access the live webcast by clicking the webcast link on the Company's homepage at www.IFMI.com . Those wishing to listen to the conference call with operator assistance can dial (877) 686-9573 (domestic) or (706) 643-6983 (international), participant pass code 60137846, or request the IFMI earnings call. A recording of the call will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing (800) 585-8367 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international), participant pass code 60137846.

Additional Information about the Investment and Where to Find It

This communication is being made in respect of, among other things, the issuance of common stock and convertible senior notes pursuant to the purchase agreements involving Mead Park Capital and Cohen Bros. Financial, LLC. In connection with such issuance, the Company will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") a proxy statement and will mail or otherwise disseminate the proxy statement and a form of proxy to its stockholders when it becomes available. STOCKHOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS) REGARDING THE ANNUAL MEETING CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, AND BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, AS IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MATTERS TO BE VOTED ON AT THE ANNUAL MEETING. Stockholders and investors will be able to obtain a free copy of the proxy statement (when available), as well as other filings made by the Company, without charge, at the SEC's website ( http://www.sec.gov ). These materials also can be obtained, when available, without charge, by directing a request to Institutional Financial Markets, Inc., Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, Attn: Investor Relations, (215) 701-9555.

Certain Information Regarding Participants

The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed, under SEC rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company's stockholders regarding the issuance of the common stock and convertible senior notes under the purchase agreements. Security holders may obtain information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of such individuals in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, which was filed with the SEC on March 7, 2013, and as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto, which was filed with the SEC on April 30, 2013. Additional information regarding the interests of such individuals in the matters to be considered at the Annual Stockholder Meeting will be included in the proxy statement when it is filed with the SEC. These documents may be obtained free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Company's website at www.IFMI.com .

Forward-looking Statements

This communication contains certain statements, estimates and forecasts with respect to future performance and events. These statements, estimates and forecasts are "forward-looking statements." In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "seek" or "continue" or the negatives thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this communication are forward-looking statements and are based on various underlying assumptions and expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and may include projections of our future financial performance based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are based on our current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition" in our filings with the SEC, which are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and our website at www.IFMI.com/sec-filings. Such factors include the following: (a) a decline in general economic conditions or the global financial markets, (b) losses caused by financial or other problems experienced by third parties, (c) losses due to unidentified or unanticipated risks, (d) a lack of liquidity, i.e., ready access to funds for use in our businesses, (e) the ability to attract and retain personnel, (f) litigation and regulatory issues, (g) competitive pressure, (h) an inability to generate incremental income from acquired businesses, (i) unanticipated market closures due to inclement weather or other disasters, (j) satisfaction of closing conditions under the definitive purchase agreements, (k) approval by the Company's stockholders of the contemplated transactions, and (l) closing of the contemplated transactions. As a result, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this communication will prove to be accurate or correct. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the future performance or events described in the forward-looking statements in this communication might not occur. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Investors:
         Institutional Financial Markets, Inc.
         Joseph W. Pooler, Jr., 215-701-8952
         Executive Vice President and
         Chief Financial Officer
         investorrelations@ifmi.com
         
         Media:
         Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
         James Golden, 212-355-4449
         jgolden@joelefrank.com

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