Cowen Group, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend on Its Series a Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 27, 2016–
Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) today
announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash
dividend of $14.06 per share on the Company’s 5.625% Series A Cumulative
Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Convertible Preferred
Stock”).

The quarterly dividend on the Convertible Preferred Stock is payable on
February 16, 2016, to holders of record at the close of business on
February 1, 2016.

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, a sales
and trading platform for institutional investors and a comprehensive
suite of prime brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is
headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. For additional
information, visit www.cowen.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements provide the Company’s current expectations or forecasts of
future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about the
Company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions,
assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts.
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and
uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or
implied by the forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results
could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking
statements for many reasons, including the factors described in the
section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K
and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission
. The Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q are available at our website at www.cowen.com
and at the Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov.
Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances
or events after the date of this press release.

Source: Cowen Group, Inc.

Cowen Group, Inc.
Stephen Lasota, 212-845-7919

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