Cowen Expands Institutional Equity Sales Team

Erica Yoon Joins as Managing Director, to Focus on Technology, Media
and Telecom Sales

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 10, 2014–
Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ:COWN) today announced the expansion
of Cowen and Company’s institutional equity sales team with the
appointment of Erica Yoon. Ms. Yoon joins as Managing Director with a
focus on technology, media and telecom (TMT) sales. She will be based in
New York and report to Philip Cushman, Cowen’s Head of Equity Sales.

“We are delighted to welcome Erica to our team,” said Mr. Cushman.
“Erica has extensive experience in TMT sales and deep relationships
within the mutual fund and hedge fund community. Cowen has been a
leading voice in the sector for half a century and currently covers more
than 130 TMT stocks. Erica will bring our clients agenda-setting
research, such as our award winning Ahead of the CurveTM
series, access to our annual TrendSpotting and TMT Conferences, plus the
nuanced and tenured perspective that only comes with years of TMT
experience. We are confident that Erica will be an important contributor
to Cowen’s overall franchise.”

Ms. Yoon joins Cowen from Pacific Crest Securities, where she was a
Managing Director and drove coverage for large New York institutional
clients. Previously, she was a Managing Director at UBS, focused on TMT
sales. For 15 years prior to that, Ms. Yoon held senior TMT sales roles
at Jefferies and Merrill Lynch. Ms. Yoon holds a BA in Economics from
Wellesley College and an MBA in finance from The University of Chicago,
Booth School of Business.

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 located in major
financial centers around the world.

Source: Cowen Group, Inc.

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