FCStone Group, Inc. Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering

    WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, March 16 /CNW/ - FCStone Group, Inc. ("FCStone")
today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,100,000 shares
of its common stock at $24 per share. The shares are expected to commence
trading today on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "FCSX." The
closing of the offering is scheduled for March 21, 2007. FCStone has also
granted the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an
additional 765,000 shares to cover over-allotments, if any.

    BMO Capital Markets Corp. and Banc of America Securities LLC are serving
as joint lead managers of the offering. William Blair & Company, L.L.C.,
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. are
serving as co-managers.

    A registration statement relating to these securities was declared
effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2007. This
press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an
offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or
jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful
prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such
state or jurisdiction. The offering of these securities will be made only by
means of a final prospectus, which may be obtained from: BMO Capital Markets
Corp., Attn: Prospectus Delivery Department, 3 Times Square, New York, New
York 10036; Telephone: (212) 702-1969.

    About FCStone

    FCStone is an integrated commodity risk management company providing risk
management consulting and transaction execution services to commercial
commodity intermediaries, end-users and producers. FCStone assists primarily
middle market customers in optimizing their profit margins and mitigating
exposure to commodity price risk. In addition to risk management consulting
services, FCStone operates one of the leading independent clearing and
execution platforms for exchange-traded futures and options contracts. FCStone
serves more than 7,500 customers and in the twelve months ended November 30,
2006, executed 50.2 million derivative contracts in the exchange-traded and
over-the-counter markets.

    Forward Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking
statements". Such forward-looking statements are not historical facts but
instead reflect FCStone's current expectations and beliefs concerning future
events and results of operations, many of which, by their nature, are
inherently uncertain and outside FCStone's control. It is possible that actual
results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these
forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and
important factors that could affect future events and results of operations,
see the discussion in FCStone's Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Commission
File No. 333-137967) under the caption "Risk Factors". FCStone does not
undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: FCStone Group, Inc. Robert Johnson Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Telephone: 515-223-3754 E-Mail:

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