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NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. is pleased to host its 24th annual Consumer Conference, June 9-10 in New York City. This year's conference will feature presentations from more than 70 of the most highly regarded and influential public and private company management teams within the following sectors:

     -- Hardlines Retail
     -- Leisure and Entertainment
     -- Specialty Retail: Youth/Teen, Mass Merchandising and Apparel &
        Footwear Brands
     -- Specialty Retail: Women's & Luxury Goods
     -- Broadline Retail & Consumer Products
     -- Food Processing and Distribution
     -- Restaurants

The conference will also feature three keynote speeches and panels. On June 9, Piper Jaffray Senior Analysts Jeff Klinefelter and Tony Gikas will moderate a panel of teens discussing brand preferences and buying behavior in retail at noon EDT. Also on June 9, a panel discussing trends in the video game sector will be held at 1:45 p.m. EDT. Participating in the panel will be Jeffrey Griffiths, president and CEO of Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp., Paul Eibeler, president of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Bruno Bonnell, CEO of Atari Inc., and Brian Farrell, president and CEO of THQ Inc. In addition, Mike Toth of Toth Brand Imaging will be conducting a presentation June 10 at Noon EDT. Toth Brand Imaging, founded in 1982, is credited with helping launch some of the most successful "lifestyle" companies in the U.S. Past clients include Coach, Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica.

Company and investor participation for the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference 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 Susan Beatty at 612-303-5680 or .

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray & Co., a subsidiary of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), is 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 operates through two primary revenue-generating segments - Capital Markets and Private Client Services. Investment Research, an independent group reporting to the CEO, supports clients of both segments. The firm serves corporations, government and non-profit entities, and institutional investors on a national basis and serves the financial advisory needs of private individuals predominantly across the western half of the United States. The firm has more than 3000 employees in 111 offices in 23 states across the country and in London, England. For more information about Piper Jaffray, visit us online at .

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