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MINNEAPOLIS, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. will participate in National Teach Children to Save Day on Tuesday, April 26. This is the fifth year Piper Jaffray has participated in the program that was originally developed by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation in 1997.

Piper Jaffray has developed its own fun and interactive curriculum to present to children in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The program was developed to introduce the important concepts of saving and investing money at an early age. Nearly 60 Piper Jaffray employees will visit 55 elementary schools across the United States in conjunction with National Teach Children to Save Day.

"For more than a century, Piper Jaffray employees have been integrally involved in the communities in which we live and work," said Andrew Duff, chairman and chief executive officer of Piper Jaffray. "Teaching children how to save, spend and share their money is a great way for us to help our kids achieve a solid financial footing in the future and make their own community contributions."

During the presentation, Piper Jaffray employees will introduce financial basics by using a brainteaser as well as introducing the concepts of stocks and bonds through interactive exercises. Finally, the children receive a Moneybox, which has three sections: saving, spending and sharing. "The Moneyboxes are a great tool to show children there is more than just spending money, that they can also use their money to help others in their community," said Duff.

Piper Jaffray & Co. is the chief operating subsidiary of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a focused securities firm dedicated to delivering superior financial advice, investment products and transaction execution within selected sectors of the financial services marketplace. The company operates through two primary revenue-generating segments: Capital Markets and Private Client Services. Piper Jaffray & Co. has served corporations, government and non-profit entities, institutional investors and the financial advisory needs of private individuals since 1895. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has approximately 3,000 employees in 104 offices in 23 states across the country and in London. For more information about Piper Jaffray, visit us online at .

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