JMP Group Announces Addition of Carin Fradin to Investment Banking Division

JMP Group LLC (NYSE: JMP), an investment banking and alternative asset
management firm, announced today that Carin Fradin has joined JMP
Securities as a managing director in its investment banking division.
Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, Ms. Fradin will bolster JMP
Securities’ investment banking efforts in the medical device sector.

“Carin will be a key contributor to JMP Securities’ healthcare
investment banking effort,” said Carter Mack, president of JMP Group.
“She arrives with an impressive M&A background, and her knowledge and
relationships will add to our already accomplished healthcare franchise.
While Carin has played a senior role at a bulge bracket firm, she has
also spent time at successful advisory boutiques and brings an
entrepreneurial mindset that fits JMP well. Carin’s expertise will
complement Dave Turkaly’s equity research coverage of medical devices
and supplies, enhancing the capabilities we can offer our corporate
clients in the sector.”

Prior to joining JMP Securities, Ms. Fradin was a managing director at
Four Oaks Partners, a transaction advisory firm serving the life
sciences industry, where she focused on the medical device space. She
was previously a managing director and senior advisor at boutique
investment bank Sagent Advisors. Ms. Fradin also spent 12 years in
healthcare investment banking at UBS Investment Bank, most recently as a
managing director, concentrating on the medical device and medical
technology industries. For approximately half of her tenure at the firm,
Ms. Fradin additionally led the U.S. execution of all cross-border
medical technology transactions originated in Asia. Ms. Fradin holds a
BA in mathematics and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

About JMP Group

JMP Group LLC is a diversified capital markets firm that provides
investment banking, equity research, and sales and trading services to
corporate and institutional clients as well as alternative asset
management products and services to institutional and high-net-worth
investors. JMP Group conducts its investment banking and research, sales
and trading activities through JMP Securities; its hedge fund, venture
and private capital, and credit management activities through Harvest
Capital Strategies, JMP Asset Management and JMP Credit Advisors; and
the management of Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (NASDAQ: HCAP), a
business development company, through HCAP Advisors. For more
information, visit www.jmpg.com.

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