FBR Announces 22nd Annual Investor Conference

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) ("FBR" or the "Company"), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, will host its 22nd Annual Investor Conference in New York at the Westin Times Square Hotel on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The daylong conference will provide institutional investors one-on-one meeting opportunities with approximately 90 companies in the financial services, insurance, and real estate sectors. The day will also include a keynote address by Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and a panel of leading industry executives discussing trends in the lodging sector.

"Once again, the FBR Fall Investor Conference will assemble some of the most progressive business leaders and feature thought-provoking ideas in the financial services, insurance, and real estate sectors. FBR has a demonstrated track record of leadership and high quality research in these industries and this conference will be focused on helping investors uncover compelling investment opportunities," said FBR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Hendrix. "For almost a quarter century, this event has delivered consistent value and unique, actionable insights for our clients and we look forward to building on that tradition."

The keynote address at the conference will be given by Mr. Charlie Cook, renowned political analyst who specializes in election forecasts and political trends. Mr. Cook is the editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, an independent, non-partisan newsletter focused on legislative, executive, and state campaigns and elections and American political trends.

New this year will be a panel discussion focused on trends and opportunities in the lodging sector. The panel will feature senior executives from several industry leading firms including Ashford Hospitality Trust, FelCor Lodging Trust, and Hospitality Properties Trust.

Registration is required for attendance and is limited to FBR clients. For more information about this conference, including a list of participating companies, or to register, please visit, www.fbr.com/investor15.

About FBR

FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiaries FBR Capital Markets & Co. and MLV & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; insurance; industrials; 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.

CONTACT: Media: Shannon Hawkins at 703.469.1190 or shawkins@fbr.com Investors: Linda E. Eddy at 703.312.9715 or leddy@fbr.com

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