FBR Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 per Share Payable January 31, 2007
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Arlington, Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (NYSE: FBR) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.05 per share for the fourth quarter of 2006. The dividend will be payable on January 31, 2007 to shareholders of record on December 29, 2006 (ex-dividend date of December 27, 2006).

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.

Statements concerning future performance, developments, events, market forecasts, revenues, expenses, earnings, run rates and any other guidance on present or future periods, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of factors, risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations or current circumstances. These factors include, but are not limited to, the effect of demand for public offerings, activity in the secondary securities markets, interest rates, costs of borrowing, interest spreads, mortgage pre-payment speeds, risks associated with merchant banking investments, the realization of gains and losses on principal investments, available technologies, competition for business and personnel, and general economic, political and market conditions. These and other risks are described in the company's Annual Report and Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q that are available from the company and from the SEC.

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For further information: Investors: Paul Beattie +1-703-312-9673, or pbeattie@fbr.com, or Media: Lauren Burk +1-703-469-1004, or lburk@fbr.com, both of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc./ /Web site: http://www.fbr.com/ (FBR) CO: Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc.; Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc. ST: Virginia IN: FIN SU: DIV AS-MB -- DCW021 -- 5188 12/13/2006 09:22 EST http://www.prnewswire.com