LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Imperial Capital, LLC ("Imperial Capital") names Robert Warshauer as Managing Director and Administrative Head of the Corporate Finance Group in New York who will be focused on restructuring. Robert joins Imperial Capital from Kroll Zolfo Cooper, where he served as Managing Director. This announcement highlights the Firm's continued expansion efforts as it now employs over 40 investment bankers who are advising clients in restructuring, financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Robert Warshauer has over 20 years of experience in advising public and private companies across a wide range of industries. He has advised boards of directors and management teams varying in size from start-up companies to multi-billion dollar international corporations on all aspects of strategic and operational matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital sourcing, corporate reorganizations and financial planning. Previously, Robert served as President and member of the board of directors of Lighting Science Group Corporation and as a Managing Director of Giuliani Capital Advisors, LLC. In addition, Robert served as a member of the board of directors for the American Bankruptcy Institute. "Rob's strong financial and restructuring expertise will be an invaluable asset to Imperial Capital as the Firm continues to execute its growth strategy," said Jason Reese, Co-Founder and Co-President.

About Imperial Capital

Founded in 1997, Imperial Capital 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