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KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. is pleased to announce that Terry Wilson has been hired as a senior vice president and branch manager of the firm's Private Client Services business in Kansas City. As branch manager in Kansas City, Wilson will oversee 23 financial advisors.

Wilson has more than 17 years of exceptional experience serving the financial needs of clients. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, he was the Milwaukee Complex Director at RBC Dain Rauscher for the Milwaukee, Mequon and Brookfield branches in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Complex has 43 financial consultants and a support staff of 28 people. Before taking on this role, Wilson was the branch manager of the Milwaukee office and he began his career at Dain as the branch manager of the Kansas City office. Prior to joining Dain, Wilson was a financial advisor at Piper Jaffray in Kansas City. He started his career in the industry at Merrill Lynch in Kansas City.

"We are thrilled to have Terry join us to lead our Kansas City branch," said Paul D. Grangaard, head of Private Client Services at Piper Jaffray. "His leadership, personality and visibility in the industry will help build our brand and fuel our growth in the future."

"Piper Jaffray has a deep and rich history and I look forward to leading its efforts in the Kansas City branch," said Wilson. "Kansas City is where I started my career and I am excited to return home to my roots. The Kansas City market is dynamic and is very important to the overall growth strategy at Piper Jaffray."

Wilson is a graduate of Lee's Summit High School, and a Cum Laude graduate from Southwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in economics. He is also a graduate of The Securities Industry Institute, a three-year program jointly sponsored by The Wharton School of Business and The Securities Industry Association. He is a past board member of the YMCA of Southeastern Kansas City and has been an active coach of various youth sports teams.

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 approximately 3,000 employees in 111 offices in 23 states across the country and in London, England. For more information about Piper Jaffray, visit us online at http://www.piperjaffray.com .

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