The Law Firm of Weiss & Lurie Investigates the Acquisition of LaBranche & Co Inc

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					The Law Firm of Weiss & Lurie Investigates the
Acquisition of LaBranche & Co Inc.
February 18, 2011 01:46 PM Eastern Time 

NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Weiss & Lurie, a national class action and shareholder rights law
firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other
violations of law by the Board of Directors of LaBranche & Co Inc. (NYSE: LAB) arising from the proposed 
acquisition of LaBranche by Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ: COWN).

Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders will receive a fixed ratio of 0.9980 of a share of Cowen Class A 
common stock for each share of LaBranche common stock. Based on the February 16, 2011 closing price of the
two companies, the deal values LaBranche stock at approximately $4.71 per share.

Weiss & Lurie is investigating whether LaBranche’s Board acted in the best interests of shareholders in approving
the transaction and whether the Board properly sought to maximize shareholder value. Notably, LaBranche stock
traded above $4.71 per share as recently as May 2010. Moreover, there may be conflicts of interests as several
LaBranche officers and directors have secured positions with Cowen upon the deal’s closing.

If you own LaBranche shares and would like more information about your rights as a shareholder or additional
information concerning our investigation, please contact Michael A. Rogovin either by email at
infony@weisslurie.com or by telephone at (888) 593-4771.

Weiss & Lurie has litigated hundreds of stockholder class and derivative actions for violations of corporate and
fiduciary duties. We have recovered over a billion dollars for defrauded institutions and individuals and obtained
important corporate governance in these cases. If you have information or would like legal advice concerning
possible corporate wrongdoing, consumer fraud, or anti-trust violations, please contact us or fill out the form on our
website, http://www.weisslurie.com/contact/report_fraud.

Attorney Advertising. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Contacts
Weiss & Lurie
Michael A. Rogovin, Esq.
1500 Broadway, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10036
T: 212-682-3025
F: 212-682-3010
www.weisslurie.com

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Contacts
Weiss & Lurie
Michael A. Rogovin, Esq.
1500 Broadway, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10036
T: 212-682-3025
F: 212-682-3010
www.weisslurie.com

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