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FBR's Bradley J. Wright Takes Honors at Washington Business Journal's 2015 CFO Awards

ARLINGTON, Va., July 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) ("FBR" or the "Company"), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced today Bradley J. Wright, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was recognized at the 2015 CFO of the Year Awards, presented by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Wright received the award in the Public Company category at the WBJ Gala held at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner last evening.

"It's terrific to see Brad awarded this recognition. He has long been an outstanding contributor to our executive group, consistently bringing thoughtful insights, innovative ideas and diligent management to all aspects of our firm," said Richard J. Hendrix, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FBR. "We are proud of all that he has accomplished and are fortunate to have him on our team. We extend our congratulations to all of the award recipients, each of whom represents the best in the Washington area."

Mr. Wright serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of FBR & Co. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services and joined FBR from Bear Stearns where he most recently served as Senior Managing Director and was in charge of finance for Private Client Services. Prior to joining Bear Stearns in 1996, he spent 14 years at Price Waterhouse in its Capital Markets & Treasury division. Mr. Wright is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA charter holder.

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; healthcare; 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.

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Source:FBR & Co.