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BOSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. is pleased to announce it is hosting the Retail and Financial Services Symposium June 20 in Boston. The one-day event will include presentations by leading management from small, mid and large retail banks as well as specialty finance companies. Additionally, the symposium will include three special presentations and panel discussions.

To kick-off the symposium, a special presentation titled, "Same Store Sales and Organic Growth," will be presented by Jim McCormick, president with First Manhattan Consulting Group. At 9:45 am ET, Mitchell Epstein, managing partner of U.S. Banking Alliance and Dr. Robert Phillips, chief technology officer of Nomis Solutions will present "Product Pricing and Standards." Later in the afternoon at 3:45 pm ET, Jim Eckenrode, managing director of the Tower Group and Robin Foote, managing director of Novantas LLC will present "Technology and Innovation in Retail Banking."

Companies scheduled to present at the symposium include: Bank of America Corporation, Capital One Financial Corporation, Commerce Bancorp, Inc., Countrywide Financial Corp., Northern Trust Corporation, Synovus Financial Corp., The Colonial BancGroup, Inc., Wachovia Corporation, Webster Financial Corporation, Wells Fargo & Company, Wintrust Financial Corporation and Zions Corporation.

Company and investor participation in the Piper Jaffray Retail and Financial Services Symposium 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 Rob Litt at 612 303-8266 or .

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 currently operates through two primary revenue-generating segments: Capital Markets and Private Client Services. The sale of the company's Private Client Services branch network, announced April 11, 2006, currently is pending. The company's Capital Markets business generates revenue through two groups: Corporate and Institutional Services and Public Finance Services. Through its chief operating subsidiary, Piper Jaffray & Co., the firm has served corporations, government and nonprofit entities, institutional investors and the financial advisory needs of private individuals since 1895. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has approximately 2,800 employees in 107 offices in 23 states across the country and in London. For more information about

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