This excerpt taken from the FBR DEF 14A filed May 1, 2009.
How to Vote
You may authorize your proxy over the Internet or by telephone as described on the proxy card accompanying this proxy statement. Alternatively, you may authorize your proxy and instruct the proxies named in the proxy card how to vote by signing and returning the proxy card in the envelope provided. Once you authorize your proxy, you may revoke your proxy by executing and delivering to us a later dated proxy card, by subsequently authorizing your proxy over the Internet or by telephone, by sending a written revocation of your proxy to our Corporate Secretary at our principal executive office or by attending the annual meeting and voting in person.
If you hold your shares in street name (i.e., through a bank, broker or other nominee), you will receive instructions from your nominee that you must follow in order to provide voting instructions to your nominee, or
you may contact your nominee directly to request these instructions. If you hold your shares in street name, you must follow the instructions you receive from your nominee in order to revoke your voting instructions.
This excerpt taken from the FBR DEF 14A filed Apr 30, 2008.
Who Can Vote
You are entitled to vote your FBR Group Class A or Class B common stock if our records showed that you held your shares at the close of business on the record date, April 24, 2008. At the close of business on that date, a total of 147,835,372 shares of FBR Group Class A and 11,669,170 shares of FBR Group Class B common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote. Each share of FBR Group Class A common stock has one vote. Each share of FBR Group Class B common stock has three votes.