FBR Announces Eric J. Rosiak to Join Investment Banking Team Focused on Small Business Solutions

ARLINGTON, Va., July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) (FBR), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced that Eric J. Rosiak has joined its investment banking team as Managing Director and head of its Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Funds Placement Group. Mr. Rosiak will be based in Dallas, Texas and will be responsible for executing FBR's SBIC services.

FBR's Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Banking Kenneth Slosser said, "FBR has a long and successful track record of providing innovative capital solutions to the financial services and insurance sectors. The addition of Eric and our SBIC offering will allow us to continue to deepen and expand the relationships we have with community banks and other depository institutions as well as providing much needed growth capital to small businesses."

Mr. Rosiak said, "I am excited to join FBR and introduce its clients to the best-in-class SBIC fund managers and create awareness for the SBIC Program. FBR offers a complete range of capital raising and advisory services that can provide value for SBIC clients which ultimately will benefit investors and the SBIC Program as a whole. The SBIC Program is a successful public-private partnership with a long history of creating jobs and providing access to capital for small businesses."

Mr. Rosiak comes to FBR from Commerce Street Capital in Dallas, Texas where he served as Managing Director and Head of its SBIC Funds Group for the last six years. Mr. Rosiak has completed the Southwest Graduate School of Banking program at Southern Methodist University and is a member of the Milken Institute's Young Leaders Circle. He received a BS degree in Accountancy and a MS degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; industrials; 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.