B. Riley Financial
May 19, 2016

B. Riley & Co. to Host Commissions for Charity Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In Connection with B. Riley & Co.'s 17th Annual Investor Conference, All Trading Commissions to be Donated to the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley), a leading, full service investment bank and wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY), will host its 2016 Commissions for Charity Day event on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. All commissions generated through B. Riley's trading desk on the 25th will be donated to The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.

B. Riley & Co. 17th Annual Investor Conference in Hollywood, CA

In connection with its 17th Annual Investor Conference on May 25-26, 2016, B. Riley has partnered with the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation to host the 7th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night which benefits the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its support of type 1 and type 2 diabetes research and awareness to help children lead healthier, more productive lives through diet and exercise. B. Riley conference attendees will join legendary boxing champion, Sugar Ray Leonard, and other celebrity guests for the exclusive event emceed by actor and comedian, Bill Bellamy, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, with the evening to include a professional boxing card, live & silent auction, food, and entertainment.

"We're looking forward to hosting our Commissions for Charity Day," said Bryant Riley, Chairman of B. Riley. "As a company focused on providing unique and valuable opportunities for our clients and employees, this is an extension of that focus by supporting a great charity committed to improving the lives of children."

"B. Riley & Co. has so generously supported my Foundation over the past 7 years and has been a huge champion of our mission to support diabetes research and care," said Sugar Ray Leonard. "This incredible Commissions for Charity Day donation not only helps us raise awareness for diabetes research but will help further our foundation's efforts to combat type 1 & 2 diabetes and help support programs that are at the forefront of this cause. The donation is especially meaningful because it reflects B. Riley's unique culture and commitment to helping others."

About The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation
The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette. The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation supports life-changing pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes research and care and creates awareness for both diseases.  The Foundation also strives to support programs that help children lead healthier lives through diet & exercise. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org.

About B. Riley & Co.
B. Riley & Co., LLC is a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisitions advisory services. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. B. Riley & Co., LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com. For more information on the annual investor conference, please click here.

B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) provides collaborative financial services and solutions through several subsidiaries, including: Great American Group, LLC, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, an SEC registered Investment Advisor, which includes B. Riley Asset Management, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and B. Riley Wealth Management (formerly MK Capital Advisors), a multi-family office practice and wealth management firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, a provider of senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and private U.S. companies. B. Riley Financial, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in major financial markets throughout the United States and Europe. For more information on B. Riley Financial, Inc., please visit www.brileyfin.com.

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