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Cowen Expands Energy Equity Research Team with Addition of Ryan Oatman

Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ: COWN) today announced that Ryan
, CFA has joined Cowen and Company’s Equity Research department as
a Director to cover oil & gas exploration & production (E&P) stocks. Mr.
Oatman is based in Houston and reports to Robert Fagin, Cowen’s Director
of Research.

“It takes expert advice to navigate volatile energy markets,” said Mr.
Fagin. “Charles Robertson, a seasoned E&P analyst, joined us in November
, and we are excited to continue building our senior E&P team with
the addition of Ryan, a trusted and deeply skilled voice in the sector.”

Mr. Oatman has seven years of experience in Energy sector equity
research. He joins Cowen from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where he was a
research analyst, and previously held similar roles at Canaccord Genuity
and FBR Capital Markets.

Mr. Oatman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
from Trinity University, and an MBA from the Mays Business School at
Texas A&M University. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Cowen’s energy equity research team includes nine senior analysts whose
coverage spans Energy Portfolio Strategy, Oilfield Services & Equipment,
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Integrated Oil, Refining, Coal,
Energy Transportation, Energy Metals, and Alternative Energy.

About Cowen Group, Inc.

Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together
with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset
management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services
through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates make up the
Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company and
its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Ramius
provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base
and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen
and Company
and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking
for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research and a
sales and trading platform for institutional investors. Founded in 1918,
the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.

Source: Cowen Group, Inc.

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