Gleacher & Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLCH) will release its First Quarter earnings results after the market closing on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Management will hold a conference call at 5:15 P.M. (EDT) on Thursday, May 3, 2012 to discuss these results. To participate in this call, please dial 888.679.8034 (domestic) or 617.213.4847 (international), participant passcode 23909481, or request the Gleacher & Company earnings call. Pre-registration is available at any time prior to and during the call, which provides immediate entry into the call. To pre-register, please go to www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PKJ7GG86G. Participants may also register with an operator on the day of the event. A recording of the call will be available for seven days following the call by dialing 888.286.8010 (domestic) or 617.801.6888 (international), participant passcode 78634198. This event can be accessed on the Investor Relations portion of the Gleacher & Company website at www.gleacher.com, as well as through the Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson’s individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents ( www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site. About Gleacher & Company Gleacher & Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLCH) is an independent investment bank that provides corporate and institutional clients with strategic and financial advisory services, including merger and acquisition, restructuring, recapitalization, and strategic alternative analysis, as well as capital raising, research based investment analysis, and securities brokerage services, and, through a new subsidiary, engages in residential mortgage lending. For more information, please visit www.gleacher.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements.” These statements are not historical facts but instead represent the Company’s belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company’s control. The Company’s forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the conditions of the securities markets, generally, and demand for the Company’s services within those markets and other risks and factors identified from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is possible that the Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in its forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any of its forward-looking statements.