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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2009-- Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its 29th Annual Consumer Conference June 9-10 in New York. This year’s conference will feature more than 75 of the industry’s highest profile retailers, footwear and apparel brands, restaurants, food processers and distributors, and leisure/entertainment companies, addressing current industry trends and presenting their latest growth strategies.

“Piper Jaffray has a longstanding commitment to the consumer industry,” said Stephen J. Buell, head of equity research at Piper Jaffray. “We’re providing a forum for company management and institutional investors to discuss strategies and opportunities, with interest particularly high this year given the current macroeconomic environment.”

Among special features at this year’s conference will be a teen panel, Tuesday, June 9, comprising a group of teenage suburban New York students who will discuss the latest trends in apparel, electronics, video games and food.

Company and investor participation in the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. General and research-related media inquiries should be directed to AnalystMediaRelations@pjc.com. Investment banking-related media inquiries should be directed to Carol Johnson at carol.a.johnson@pjc.com

About Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) 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. Piper Jaffray headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices across the U.S. and in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary. (www.piperjaffray.com)

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