NEW YORK, NY, June 20th, 2011 — Peter B. Weprin, formerly of HighTower Advisors, has joined Brock Securities, a subsidiary of Brock Capital Group LLC. The Brock Capital Markets team has arranged capital markets transactions in excess of $5 billion. These transactions included public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and secondary offerings. The industry expertise of Brock Capital Markets includes the maritime, metals and mining, energy, real estate and financial sectors. Mr. Weprin will substantially enhance the capital raising and associated investment banking activities of the Brock Group.

Peter Weprin was previously with HighTower Advisors, a leading financial services company carrying out business development activities. Prior to Hightower, Mr. Weprin was a Managing Director at Cowen and Company’s Capital Markets Group, in charge of origination and execution of innovative capital raising solutions for middle-market and emerging growth public and private companies. Mr. Weprin also served as Senior Vice President at Sunrise Securities Corp. where he focused on the origination, structuring and execution of over $1 Billion in SPAC transactions for Sunrise clients and raised $200 Million in private offerings. In his previous position with British Telecom, Mr. Weprin was responsible for closing complex multi-jurisdictional transactions involving Global Fortune 500 Companies.

Mr. Weprin graduated with an M.S. in Telecommunications Management, from University College London as part of BT’s Executive Masters Program in 2005. Mr. Weprin received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1998 and received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992

About the Brock Group

The Brock Group is a full-service investment bank that was organized in 2002 to provide clients with strategic advice and implementation assistance through outstanding executives and professionals from diverse corporate and governmental backgrounds. Brock teams leverage the broad collective experience of the Firm’s partners as investment bankers, senior corporate officers, government officials, consultants, economists, entrepreneurs, accountants and lawyers to provide comprehensive client solutions that address often overlooked issues in corporate transactions. Services are provided through Brock Capital Group LLC, Brock Securities LLC, Brock Real Estate LLC, and Brock Fiduciary Services LLC.

Brock Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation and Financial Industry Regulation Authority, conducts the capital raising and associated banking activities of the Brock Group.