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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 5, 2014-- Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Katherine Egbert as a senior research analyst covering the software sector. Egbert will be based in San Francisco and will begin to re-establish the firm’s software research platform.

“Expanding coverage in the technology, media & telecommunications arena, particularly the software sector, presents a great opportunity to further meet the needs of our clients,” said Michael Cox, managing director of equity research at Piper Jaffray. “We are pleased to have Katherine on board to lead this effort.”

Egbert joined Piper Jaffray from a software startup in Silicon Valley. Previously, she was a sector lead and top-ranked software analyst at Jefferies for seven years. Prior to Jefferies, she gained sell-side experience at the former Dain Rauscher Wessels, Thomas Weisel Partners and C.E. Unterberg, Towbin. Egbert holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

Piper Jaffray has a total of 29 senior research analysts located in Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Chicago. The firm provides coverage on approximately 555 companies in the following key sectors: business & financial services; clean technology & industrial growth; consumer; healthcare; and technology, media & telecommunications.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is an investment bank and asset management firm headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S. and in London, Hong Kong* and Zurich. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the United States through Piper Jaffray & Co., member NYSE and SIPC, and in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Asset management products and services are offered through three separate investment advisory affiliates registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Advisory Research Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC and PJC Capital Partners LLC.

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