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Gleacher & Company Expands Equity Trading

NEW YORK, Jul 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer subsidiary of Gleacher & Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLCH), today announced that the firm has hired six trading professionals to expand its equity trading and sales trading capabilities.

Todd Leone and Peter Treacy have joined Gleacher & Company as Senior Equity Traders. Mr. Leone joins the firm from Cowen and Company where he was most recently Co-Head of Healthcare trading. Mr. Treacy also joins the firm from Cowen and Company where he was a senior Healthcare trader specializing in Medical Technology and Services.

Ned Bolcar, Robert Baisch, Paul Kent and Jonathan Hanes have also recently joined Gleacher & Company as Sales Traders. Mr. Bolcar and Mr. Baisch each joined the firm from ICAP, and, prior to ICAP, were both sales traders at Jefferies & Company, Inc. for many years. Mr. Kent was most recently responsible for opening the West Coast office of Pali Capital and, prior to Pali, was a long-tenured sales trader at Jefferies and a senior member of the firm's equities management, including holding the post of Head of Equity Sales Trading. Mr. Hanes most recently worked at Execution Noble Ltd.

Robert Meier, Head of Equities for Gleacher & Company, said, "We are extremely pleased that these high-quality trading professionals have joined our Equity division to help better serve our clients' trading needs."

Eric Gleacher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gleacher & Company, said, "This further expansion of our trading capabilities reflects our continued commitment to providing our equity clients with a full suite of equity products and services."

About Gleacher & Company

Gleacher & Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLCH), is an independent investment bank that provides corporations and institutional investors with strategic, research-based investment opportunities, capital raising, and financial advisory services, including merger and acquisition, restructuring, recapitalization, and strategic alternative analysis services. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE: Gleacher & Company, Inc.

Gleacher & Company, Inc.
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