Cohen & Company Securities Announces Addition to Structured Products Sales

Press Release

COHEN & COMPANY SECURITIES ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO SECURITIZED PRODUCTS SALES

New York, NY – December 1, 2010 Cohen and Company is pleased to announce that Zachary Cooper will be joining Cohen and Company Securities as a Managing Director in its Securitized Product Sales Group.

Zach brings to Cohen a wealth of experience in the Securitized Product space. Prior to joining Cohen, Zach was a Senior Portfolio Manager in Securitized Products at Highland Financial Holdings Group for eight years. At Highland, Zach managed a 2+ billion portfolio of investment grade MBS and mortgage related ABS. Prior to Highland, Zach co-managed the Deutsche Bank Proprietary Mortgage Derivative trading desk for three years. At DB, Zach co-managed a portfolio of over $2 billion in mortgage derivatives.

He will be based in our New York office reporting to David Clifford, National Sales Manager.

About Cohen & Company Inc.
Cohen Brothers, LLC (d/b/a Cohen & Company) is an investment firm specializing in credit related fixed income investments. Through Cohen & Company Securities, LLC, the company also provides institutional broker-dealer services focused on debt securities. With offices in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Paris, London and Tokyo, Cohen & Company serves a diverse international network of institutional and individual clients.

Investors:
Cohen & Company Inc.
Joseph W. Pooler, Jr., 215-701-8952
Chief Financial Officer
investorrelations@cohenandcompany.com
Media:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James Golden, 212-895-8665
jgolden@joelefrank.com