Rodman & Renshaw Acts As A Co-Manager To Ventrus Biosciences, Inc. Underwritten Registered Offering Of Common Stock

Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RODM), announced that it has acted as a co-manager to its client Ventrus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTUS - News) a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing gastrointestinal products, who today announced the pricing of its underwritten registered offering of 4,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.00 per share. Ventrus also has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares to cover over-allotments, if any.

Leerink Swann LLC and Lazard Capital Markets LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. National Securities Corporation and Rodman & Renshaw, LLC are acting as co-managers.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus. A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Leerink Swann LLC, 37 th Floor, One Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110, Attn: Syndicate Department, or by calling (800) 808-7525, Ext. 4814, or Lazard Capital Markets LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 60 th Floor, New York, NY 10020, or by calling (800) 542-0970.

About Ventrus

Ventrus is a development stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of late-stage prescription drugs for gastrointestinal disorders.

About Rodman & Renshaw

Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RODM) is a holding company with a number of direct and indirect subsidiaries, including Rodman & Renshaw, LLC.

Rodman & Renshaw is a full-service investment bank dedicated to providing corporate finance, strategic advisory and related services to public and private companies across multiple sectors and regions. Rodman also provides research and sales and trading services to institutional investors. Rodman is the leader in the PIPE (private investment in public equity) and RD (registered direct offering) transaction markets. According to Sagient Research Systems, Rodman has been ranked the #1 Placement Agent in terms of the aggregate number of PIPE and RD financing transactions completed every year since 2005.

For more information visit Rodman & Renshaw on the Internet at www.rodm.com

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