Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. - Notice of Intention to Buy Back Class A Shares By Way of an Issuer Bid

    NYSE and TSX - OPY

    NEW YORK and TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. is
announcing today that its intention to purchase up to 650,000 of its Class A
non-voting shares by way of an Issuer Bid commencing August 14, 2007 and
ending August 13, 2008 through the facilities of the New York Stock Exchange,
in compliance with its rules and regulations. The 650,000 shares represent
approximately 5% of its 13,157,450 issued Class A non-voting shares (as at
July 31, 2007). Any such purchases will be made by the Company at the
prevailing open market price. All shares purchased will be cancelled.
    The Company believes that its Class A non-voting shares from time to time
are undervalued at prevailing market prices based on the Company's earnings
and prospects. In such circumstances the Company believes that the repurchase
of Class A non-voting shares at such market prices is an appropriate use of
corporate funds and should benefit shareholders. Further, such purchases will
offset, at least in part, issuance by the Company of Class A non-voting shares
in connection with its equity incentive plan and other employee benefit plans.

    The Company, through its principal subsidiaries, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
(a U.S. broker-dealer) and Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., offers a full
range of services from 88 offices in 21 states and 2 foreign jurisdictions. In
addition, through its subsidiary, Freedom Investments, Inc. and the BUYandHOLD
division of Freedom, the Company offers online discount brokerage and
dollar-based investing services.

    This press release may include certain "forward-looking statements"
relating to anticipated future performance. For a discussion of the factors
that could cause future performance to be different than anticipated,
reference is made to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2006 and to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for
the quarterly period ended June 30, 2007.

For further information:

For further information: A.G. LOWENTHAL, (212) 668-8000; or E.K.
ROBERTS, (416) 322-1515

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