updated 5/6/2011 9:17:01 AM ET 2011-05-06T13:17:01

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR Capital Markets Corporation (Nasdaq:FBCM) ("FBR" or the "Company"), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, will host a two day/two city conference in Boston on Wednesday, May 11 and in Manhattan on Thursday, May 12.

The Energy & Industrials Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston will feature one-on-one meetings between institutional investors and nearly two dozen corporate industry leaders. The following day, the event moves to New York City, where over 60 companies are scheduled to participate in presentations, panel discussions and one-on-one meetings with investors at The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel.

"We are very pleased to launch this exciting two-day event focusing on Energy and Industrials – two sectors that have been foundations for our franchise. We believe this conference highlights our unique perspective and understanding of these verticals and are excited to connect an outstanding line up of corporate leaders with top institutional investors," said James C. Neuhauser, Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Banking. "In addition to award-winning equity research, FBR's investment banking practice is equally well-regarded, as demonstrated by our status as the number three initial equity underwriter for US Energy Issuers with market caps of $1.5 billion and under."1

FBR is also pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 12, John Hanger, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will provide a keynote address. Mr. Hanger is a policy maker and nationally regarded expert on the environment, drilling and green economy issues who has unique experience as a leader in government and in the private sector.

The following sectors will be represented in the two day event: Aerospace & Defense; Electric Utilities; Engineering & Construction; Capital Goods & Electrical Products; Metals; Mining; Offshore Drillers; Exploration & Production; Coal; Oilfield Services; Shipping; and Specialty Contracting.

Presentations will be webcast and can be accessed at FBR's conference Web site, www.fbr.com/may2011 . A complete list of the companies scheduled to participate, as well as the full conference schedule, can be found at that address.

Attendance at the Boston and/or New York events is by invitation only. Accredited investors should contact their FBR representative for more information.

FBR Capital Markets Corporation (Nasdaq:FBCM) 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; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom.  FBR Fund Advisers, Inc., a subsidiary of FBR Capital Markets Corporation, provides clients with a range of investment choices through The FBR Funds, a family of mutual funds. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States and in London.  For more information, please visit www.fbr.com .

1. SOURCE: Dealogic ECM Analytics. Apportioned credit to all book-running managers; Rank eligible transactions; US Incorporated issuers.

CONTACT:  Media: Shannon Small 
          703.469.1190
          ssmall@fbr.com    
          Investors:  Bradley J. Wright
          703.469.1080 
          fbcmir@fbr.com

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