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Cowen Announces Appointment of Rhys Brooks as Head of Sales Trading

November 12, 2018

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) today announced that Rhys Brooks has joined the firm’s investment bank, Cowen and Company, as Head of Sales Trading. In this position, Mr. Brooks will lead the growth of Cowen’s sales trading business and work to further enhance Cowen’s client-service resources. Mr. Brooks will report to Dan Charney, Co-President, Cowen and Company.

“We’re very excited to welcome Rhys Brooks, whom I have worked with over many years, to the Cowen team. Clients transact with us because we have an unparalleled level of industry expertise and fluency in the sectors we cover,” said Mr. Charney. “Rhys’ 25 years of experience, insights and industry relationships will be invaluable as we continue to scale Cowen’s global equities platform and deliver outperformance for our clients.”

Discussing his new role, Mr. Brooks commented, “I am excited to be joining an organization with such a strong culture and commitment to its clients. Cowen is a top U.S. broker in cash equities for institutional clients because of its excellence in equity research and market intelligence. It’s a privilege to help clients generate superior returns with such a unique platform. I look forward to working with Dan again and with the sales and trading team to maintain the strong momentum.”

Mr. Brooks joins Cowen with 25 years of equity trading experience. Mr. Brooks spent two years as Head of Sales Trading at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Previously, he served as the Head of Sales Trading at Jefferies for nine years. Mr. Brooks received his B.A. from University of Lynchburg.

About Cowen Inc.Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. The Company’s broker dealer division offers investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing and commission management services. Cowen’s investment management segment offers actively managed alternative investment products. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. Learn more at Cowen.com

Media Contacts:CowenLynda Caravello646-562-1676lynda.caravello@cowen.com

Gagnier CommunicationsDan Gagnier646-569-5897dg@gagnierfc.com

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