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NEW YORK, Jun 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) will host its 31st annual Consumer Conference on June 8-9 in New York. Industry participants and investors will hear from more than 60 of the industry's highest profile retailers, footwear, apparel, accessories, home, beauty, restaurants, food processors and distributors, and leisure/entertainment companies.

"Piper Jaffray has a longstanding commitment to the consumer industry" said Jeff Klinefelter, senior research analyst and director of research at Piper Jaffray. "Interest is particularly high in this year's conference given macroeconomic uncertainties and the associated impact on consumer companies."

The 31st annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference will feature companies that provide insight into current industry trends and their latest growth strategies. Participants will meet senior executives and have the opportunity for one-on-one and group meetings. In addition, this year's conference will feature a teen panel on Wed., June 8, comprising a group of New Jersey high school students, who will discuss the latest trends in apparel, electronics, video games and food.

Featured companies include: Abercrombie & Fitch Co., AlixPartners, Ascena Retail Group, B&G Foods, Inc., Big Lots, Inc., BJ's Restaurants, Inc., Body Central Corp., Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc., Brown Shoe Co. Inc., Cache, Inc., Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (The), Chop't Creative Salad Company LLC, Citi Trends, Inc., Coach, Inc., Crocs, Inc., Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc., Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Denny's Corporation, Destination Maternity Corporation, DSW Inc., Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., Express Inc., Fossil, Inc., Furniture Brands International Inc., Gap, Inc., Genesco Inc., G-III Apparel Group, Ltd., Gordmans Stores, Inc., Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., Guess?, Inc., hhgregg, Inc., HSN, Inc., Inter Parfums Inc., J. C. Penney Company, Inc., Jones Soda Co., Kirkland's, Inc., Kona Grill Inc., Landec Corp., LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., Life Time Fitness, Inc., McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc., Mendocino Farms Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., OfficeMax Inc., Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc., Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, Quiksilver, Inc., Rue 21, Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., Select Comfort Corporation, Senomyx Inc., Shoe Carnival Inc., Signet Jewelers Limited, Sonic Corp., Staples, Inc., Tempur-Pedic International Inc., Town Sports International Holdings, Inc., Tuesday Morning Corp., United Natural Foods, Inc., ValueVision Media, Inc., Vera Bradley, Inc., VF Corporation, Warnaco Group, Inc. (The), Wolverine World Wide Inc., Zumiez Inc.,

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 Julie Lewis at julie.a.lewis@pjc.com.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray is a leading middle market investment bank and asset management firm serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. A proven advisory team combines deep product and sector expertise with ready access to global capital. Founded in 1895, the firm is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices across the United States and in London, Hong Kong and Zurich. www.piperjaffray.com

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