Brooke to Offer 2.5 Million Shares of Its Stock

April 22, 2005

Overland Park, Kan.-based agency franchisor Brooke Corp. announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed follow-on offering of 2.5 million shares of its common stock. The underwriters will be granted an option to purchase an additional 375,000 shares of the company’s common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

The lead underwriter and sole book-running manager for the offering is Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LP. The co-managers for the offering are Fox- Pitt, Kelton Inc. and Oppenheimer & Co.

Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting the Syndicate Department of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LP, 919 Third Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10022 or by telephone at (212) 466-7800.

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