FBR & CO.
Date: May 30, 2012
/s/ Bradley J. Wright
Bradley J. Wright
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
May 30, 2012
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
FBR & CO.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
1001 Nineteenth Street North
Arlington, VA 22209
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
FBR & Co. (the "Company") disclosed today that it has been working with outside advisors who are assisting the Company in its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its asset management business, including the sale of all or a portion of the business.
There can be no assurance that this process will result in any specific action or transaction. The Company does not intend to further publicly comment on this initiative unless the Company executes definitive deal documentation providing for a specific transaction approved by its Board of Directors.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.