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MINNEAPOLIS -January 6, 2003-U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray is pleased to announce that Reed Anderson has been promoted to vice president and senior research analyst, covering the hardlines retail sector. Anderson recently initiated coverage of six hardline companies in the auto parts retail and furniture retailers and manufacturers sector and plans to add additional sub sectors to his coverage in the near future. He spent the last seven years as a research analyst with the firm covering broadlines/specialty retail.
"We are excited to promote Reed to a senior analyst in our research department," said Robert W. Peterson, head of Equity Capital Markets Research Department. "Reed has demonstrated tremendous knowledge in the broadlines/specialty retail sector and will be a welcomed addition covering hardlines retail in an effort to expand our consumer research coverage. His knowledge, coupled with his history and commitment to the firm, made Reed the ideal candidate for the position."
Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, Anderson worked at American Express Trust Company and John G. Kinnard & Company in Minneapolis. He holds a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Minnesota.

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