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MINNEAPOLIS, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. will participate in the annual National Teach Children to Save Day on Tuesday, April 25. This is the sixth year that Piper Jaffray employees will contribute to the day, which was originally developed by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation in 1997.

Participating Piper Jaffray employees nationwide will teach children at various schools and after school programs with a fun and interactive curriculum that was developed by Piper Jaffray. The program was created to teach the importance of savings and basic investing concepts that employees will present to about 3,800 children nationwide at more than 50 schools in conjunction with National Teach Children to Save Day.

"We have long been committed serving the communities in which our employees and clients live and work," said Andrew Duff, chairman and chief executive officer at Piper Jaffray. "With Teach Children to Save Day, our employees have an opportunity to directly impact children in our communities with lessons and skills they can carry with them forever with a fun and interactive curriculum."

Piper Jaffray employees will present each child with their own Moneybox, which contains three different sections: saving, spending and sharing. "We developed this curriculum to lay the ground work of the value of savings, understanding how smart spending plays its role as well as the importance of giving back to the community through sharing," Duff added.

About Piper Jaffray Companies

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 currently operates through two primary revenue-generating segments: Capital Markets and Private Client Services. The sale of the company's Private Client Services branch network, announced April 11, 2006, is currently pending. The company's Capital Markets business generates revenue through two groups, Corporate and Institutional Services and Public Finance Services. Through its chief operating subsidiary, Piper Jaffray & Co., the firm has served corporations, government and non-profit entities, institutional investors and the financial advisory needs of private individuals since 1895. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray currently has approximately 2,800 employees in 107 offices in 23 states across the country and in London. For more information about Piper Jaffray, visit us online at http://www.piperjaffray.com .

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