FBR Announces Previously Disclosed Offers of Settlement Accepted by SEC and NASD
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Arlington, Virginia
NYSE: FBR

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (NYSE: FBR) today announced that the April 2005 offers of settlement made to the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASD by its broker-dealer subsidiary, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc. ("the company"), concerning the company's trading in a company account and the offering of a private investment in public equity ("PIPE") on behalf of CompuDyne, Inc. ("CDCY") in October 2001, have been accepted in their entirety by the two agencies. FBR previously announced the terms of its offers of settlement on April 26, 2005; those terms remain unchanged.

Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. provides investment banking*, institutional brokerage*, asset management, and private wealth services through its operating subsidiaries and invests in mortgage-related assets and merchant banking opportunities. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on eight industry sectors: consumer, diversified industrials, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, insurance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices in Arlington, Va., Boston, Dallas, Houston, Irvine, London, New York, Phoenix and San Francisco. Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. is the parent company of First NLC Financial Services, Inc., a non-conforming residential mortgage originator headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. For more information, see http://www.fbr.com.

*Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.

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For further information: Media: Lauren Burk, +1-703-469-1004, lburk@fbr.com, or Investors: Paul Beattie, +1-703-312-9673, pbeattie@fbr.com, both of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc./ /Web site: http://www.fbr.com / (FBR) CO: Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc.; FBR; Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.; CompuDyne, Inc. ST: Virginia, District of Columbia IN: FIN SU: GH-JA -- DCW022 -- 9282 12/20/2006 15:14 EST http://www.prnewswire.com