Notice for Cessation of Business by Material Subsidiary

Jun 21, 2010, 10:39 ET from Jesup & Lamont Inc.

LONGWOOD, Fla., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jesup & Lamont Inc. (Amex: JLI), a full service brokerage, investment banking and investment advisory firm, today announced that on June 18, 2010 its subsidiary Jesup & Lamont Securities, Corp., received a notice from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") that it was out of compliance with the SEC's Net Capital Rule 15c3-1 and, accordingly, that such subsidiary must cease conducting a securities business, other than liquidating transactions, while remaining out of compliance with this rule.  Jesup & Lamont Securities Corp. disputes FINRA's determination and is seeking to have it reversed.  Nevertheless, Jesup & Lamont, Inc., has taken other steps to remedy its subsidiary's net capital deficiency and is seeking to demonstrate that it has regained compliance.  The company has complied with this order and hopes to resolve the matter it in the near term.

About Jesup & Lamont

Established in 1877, Jesup & Lamont has an extensive history on Wall Street, with its origins encompassing such successes as providing brokerage services to Standard Oil and raising capital for the construction of Rockefeller Center. Jesup & Lamont is a full service broker-dealer with over 300 retail brokers in over 30 offices nationwide; institutional sales offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Boca Raton and Orlando. The company also publishes proprietary research on several industries including Aerospace/Defense, Alternative Energy and Life Sciences/Healthcare and offers comprehensive investment banking services.

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