JMP Group Announces Addition of Christopher York to Research Department

  JMP Group Announces Addition of Christopher York to Research Department

     Equity Research Analyst to Concentrate on Commercial Mortgage REITs

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- June 21, 2012

JMP Group Inc. (NYSE:JMP), an investment banking and alternative asset
management firm, announced today that Christopher York has joined JMP
Securities, JMPGroup’s broker-dealer subsidiary, as a vice president and
equity research analyst. Working under director of specialty finance research
Steven DeLaney, who also serves as the firm’s senior mortgage finance analyst,
Mr. York will assist in the expansion of JMP Securities’ coverage of the
commercial mortgage REIT sector.

“The mortgage finance industry has been a focus for JMP since the firm’s
inception,” said Mark Lehmann, president of JMP Securities. “Chris is an
experienced research analyst who will do an outstanding job of broadening our
well-regarded research effort in that space, building on our existing coverage
and giving JMP’s brokerage clients an even wider range of insights and
actionable information.”

Prior to joining JMP Securities, Mr. York was an equity research analyst at
ROTH Capital Partners, where he helped establish the company’s financial
services group, initiating coverage of companies in the specialty finance and
mortgage finance industries. He previously worked as an equity research
associate at William Blair & Company following commercial banks, specialty
finance companies and electronic payment processors and gained commercial
credit experience in the real estate capital markets division of Bank of
America following its acquisition of LaSalle Bank. Mr. York holds a BBA from
the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

About JMP Group

JMP Group Inc. is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm
that provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research
services to corporate and institutional clients and alternative asset
management products to institutional and high-net-worth investors. JMP Group
operates through three subsidiaries: JMP Securities, Harvest Capital
Strategies and JMP Credit Advisors. For more information, visit


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