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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2016-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of C.K. Lee as a managing director in its financial institutions group (FIG). He will be based in Dallas, covering depository institutions in the Southwest region.

Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Lee was a managing director of the financial institutions group of Commerce Street Capital, LLC, where he assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, balance sheet restructuring, business plan development and regulatory matters. He has consistently ranked among the leading bank transaction advisors in the country having advised on over $1 billion of total deal volume. In addition, Lee has further experience and expertise as a regulator of both complex, multinational holding companies and small- and mid-sized community banks.

“We are excited to bring C.K. Lee to the Piper Jaffray platform. Expanding our depository practice into the Southwestern United States has been an important target area for us as we see a lot of continued growth in that region,” said Chad Abraham, co-head of global investment banking at Piper Jaffray.

“C.K.’s deep client relationships, robust deal experience and history as a seasoned regulator uniquely position him in the FIG space. His team orientation and solid character make him a great fit for Piper Jaffray. We could not be more excited about having C.K. join our team,” said Bob Hutchinson, co-head of Piper Jaffray financial institutions investment banking and head of depository institutions.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank and asset management firm. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd. and Simmons & Company International Limited, authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority; and in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered through five separate investment advisory affiliates―U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research, Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co.; and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners Limited, authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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