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NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its 27th Annual Consumer Conference June 6-7, 2007, in New York City. The conference will feature presentations from more than 80 of the consumer industry's highest profile retailers, footwear and apparel brands, restaurants, food processors and distributors and leisure/entertainment companies.

In addition to the management presentations, the conference will feature a teen panel on Wednesday, June 6. The panel will consist of teenage students from New Jersey, who will provide their opinions on the latest trends in apparel, electronics, video games and food.

"We look forward to hearing directly from management teams of the leading consumer companies on their growth strategies and industry trends for the second half of 2007 and beyond," said Jeff Klinefelter, senior retail research analyst. "We believe that while many U.S. consumers have faced macroeconomic challenges during the past year, consumer growth stocks will continue to perform well given the relatively strong employment trends and technology-driven business efficiencies."

Company and investor participation in the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Susan Beatty at 612 303-5680 or

Companies scheduled to present include: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.; Activision, Inc.; Aeropostale, Inc.; Andersons, Inc. (The); Bare Escentuals, Inc.; Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation; BJ's Restaurants Inc.; Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.,(The); Brown Shoe Company, Inc.; BUCA, Inc.; Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.; Buffets Holdings, Inc.; Cabela's Inc.; Cache, Inc.; California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.; Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.; Castle Brands Inc.; Central Garden & Pet Company; Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc.; Chico's FAS, Inc.; Citi Trends, Inc.; Cosi Inc.; Crocs, Inc.; Deckers Outdoors Corporation; Denny's Corporation; Diamond Foods, Inc.; Famous Dave's of America, Inc.; Fortune Brands, Inc.; Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.; Gander Mountain Company; Genesco Inc.; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.; Guess, Inc.; Hibbet Sports, Inc.; Hormel Foods Corporation; Hot Topic, Inc.; Iconix Brand Group, Inc.; Inter Parfums Inc.; Jakks Pacific, Inc.; Jones Soda Co.; Kohl's Corporation; Landec Corporation; LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.; Life Time Fitness, Inc.; McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurants, Inc.; Metabolix, Inc.; Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc.; Navarre Corporation; New York & Company, Inc.; NexCen Brands, Inc.; O'Charley's Inc.; Oxford Industries, Inc.; Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc.; Perry Ellis International, Inc.; Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation; Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.; RC2 Corporation; Real Mex Restaurants, Inc.; Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.; Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc.; REEDS, Inc.; Regis Corporation; Rocky Brands, Inc.; Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.; Select Comfort Corporation; Skechers U.S.A., Inc.; Staples, Inc.; Tempur-Pedic International Inc.; THQ Inc.; Town Sport International Holdings, Inc.; Tractor Supply Company; True Religion Apparel, Inc.; Unifi, Inc.; United Natural Foods, Inc.; Urban Outfitters, Inc.; Volcom, Inc.; Warnaco Group, Inc. (The); Wet Seal, Inc. (The); Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; and Zumiez Inc.

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Piper Jaffray Companies is a leading, international middle market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle market corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Founded in 1895, Piper Jaffray provides a comprehensive set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services; high-yield and structured products; institutional equity and fixed- income sales and trading; and equity and high-yield research. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has 25 offices across the United States and international locations in London and Shanghai. The firm's UK operating subsidiary, Piper Jaffray Ltd., is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is a member of the London Stock Exchange. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary. (NYSE: PJC; )

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CONTACT: Susan Beatty, Public Relations and Communications of Piper Jaffray & Co., +1-612-303-5680