LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Imperial Capital, LLC ("Imperial Capital") names Greg Croll as Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales and Trading Group in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Greg was Director and Head Trader at Deutsche Bank Asset Management in Philadelphia where he managed a six billion dollar fund, and Managing Director at ING Baring Securities, where he was the Global Head of Trading specifically managing all credit trading. "Greg brings to Imperial Capital tremendous management and industry trading experience, and his expertise in high yield, distressed, bank debt and emerging markets will complement the services our sales and trading force provides to our institutional clients," states Jason Reese, Co-Founder and Co-President.

About Imperial Capital

Founded in 1997, Imperial Capital, LLC is a full service institutional securities brokerage and investment banking firm based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Whitefish, Montana. The firm currently employs over 150 professionals and offers a wide range of sophisticated, value-added products and services to institutional investors and middle-market companies. Imperial Capital specializes in the research and sales and trading of high-yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. Imperial Capital's investment banking group provides M&A, restructuring advisory, and capital raising services to middle market companies.

Contact Information: For more information contact: Jason Reese Co-Founder and Co-President (310) 246-3629 www.imperialcapital.com