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Senior Retail Analyst Joins Cowen Research Department

Faye Landes to Cover Apparel, Footwear, Textiles, Broadlines and
Specialty Stores

Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ: COWN) today announced that Faye
has joined the firm’s Equity Research department as a Managing
Director to cover Apparel, Footwear, Textiles, Retailing Broadlines and
Specialty Stores companies. Ms. Landes, based in New York, reports to Robert Fagin, Cowen’s Director of Research.

“Faye’s extraordinary industry knowledge, depth of client relationships
and experience are incredibly impressive,” said Mr. Fagin. “As we
continue to strengthen our Research department with a focus on our key
verticals, I am pleased to welcome Faye to our team.”

Ms. Landes’ career in consumer equity research spans over two decades.
She joins Cowen from Consumer Edge, a boutique research firm, where she
covered large cap retailers and branded vendors. Faye brings valuable
buyside experience to her role at Cowen, including senior positions at
Ziff Brothers, Moore Capital and Dawson-Herman. Prior to her roles on
the buyside, Faye was a sellside equity analyst at Salomon Smith Barney,
Thomas Weisel Partners and Sanford C. Bernstein, and was recognized as a
top-ranked analyst on Institutional Investor’s All America Research Team
for six straight years. She holds an AB from Princeton University and an
MBA from New York University.

About Cowen Group, Inc.

Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together
with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative investment
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 management segment, while Cowen and
is its broker-dealer segment. Its alternative investment
management products, solutions and services include hedge funds,
replication products, managed futures funds, fund of funds, real estate,
health care royalty funds and cash management services. Cowen and
offers 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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