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FBR & Co. (NASDAQ:FBRC) is a leading investment bank1 with one of the strongest equities distribution capabilities in the securities industry.

FBR & Co. focuses its banking, advisory, trading and research efforts in the consumer, diversified industrials, energy & natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, insurance, real estate and technology, media & telecom industry sectors. With our headquarters in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, we offer our clients a comprehensive overview of national economic trends along with a unique perspective on the impact that legislation and regulation will have on industry sectors and individual companies.

With a substantial team of brokers, traders and sales traders, FBR is, as of December 31, 2013, a market-maker or trader in more than 1,100 equity and debt securities and provided independent research on 471 companies representing 25% of the S&P 500 by market capitalization.2

FBR is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Irvine, New York, and San Francisco.

1) Source: Dealogic. As measured by the aggregate value of the U.S. common equity underwritings priced between 7/1/06 and 6/30/2011 with apportioned credit including over-allotment to all book-runners. Includes only rank eligible transactions.

2) Research is provided by FBR Capital Markets & Co. (FBRC) Research department, which is independent from the Investment Banking department of FBRC and has the sole authority to determine which companies receive research coverage and the recommendation contained in the coverage. In the normal course of its business, FBRC seeks to perform investment banking and other fee generating services for companies that are the subject of FBRC research reports. Research analysts are eligible to receive bonus compensation that is based on FBRC’s overall operating revenues, including revenues generated by FBRC’s Investment Banking department. Specific information is contained in each research report concerning FBRC’s relationship with the company that is the subject of the report.