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MINNEAPOLIS and BEIJING, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its fourth annual China Growth Conference March 6-8 in Beijing. The conference will offer clients panel discussions and management presentations from a broad spectrum of growth sectors including: the Internet, technology, education, consumer and solar power. More than 60 companies are scheduled to present and participate in this year's conference.

"Our mission at this year's conference is to provide clients insight into the pace of consumer-driven growth and its implications for various sectors," said Joel Denney, head of Investment Research at Piper Jaffray. "The conference will offer clients unique insight into investment opportunities and growth plans for numerous leading public and private companies in China."

Panel discussion topics include: Internet, hardware and semiconductors, communications equipment, wireless technologies, IT services, consumer and retail, education and solar and alternative energy technologies. Management teams from some of the leading public and private Chinese and U.S. growth companies as well as industry visionaries will engage in panel discussions and presentations on key topics in each sector.

The conference will aim to answer major questions facing China's media, technology and consumer segments including:

Companies scheduled to present include: 51job, Inc.; 58.com; 9You.com; Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.; adidas AG; Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation of Shanghai; Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Ltd.; ANADIGICS, Inc.; Analogix Semiconductor, Inc; Baidu.com, Inc.; Beijing TOPSEC Ltd.; Canadian Solar Inc.; CDC Corporation; CGen Media; China Southern Airlines Company Ltd.; China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd; ChinaEdu Corporation; Comtech Group, Inc.; Cree, Inc.; Crocs, Inc.; CSMC Technologies Corporation; Ctrip.com International Ltd.; Dangdang.com; Focus Media Holding Ltd.; Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation; Granite Global Ventures; Himax Technologies, Inc.; Hurray! Holding Company Ltd.; Huaya Microelectronics, Inc.; JRD Communication Inc.; Kingsoft Corporation; KongZhong Corporation; Longcheer Technology Co., Ltd.; Maxthon; NetEase.com, Inc.; New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.; Nokia Corporation; O2Micro International Limited; ON Semiconductor Corporation; Quest Sports; Quiksilver, Inc.; Qunar.com; Renesola Ltd.; Shanghai iResearch Company, Ltd.; SINA Corp.; SinoMOS Semiconductor (Ningo) Inc.; Sipex Corporation; SmartPay; Sohu.com Inc.; Starcom MediaVest Group; Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.; Syntax-Brillian Corporation; The9 Limited; Tudou.com; Venus Information Technology Inc.; Vimicro International Corporation; Wall Street English China; Warnaco Group, Inc.; Zhaopin Ltd.; Zhongsou

Company and investor participation in the China Growth 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 susan.l.beatty@pjc.com .

About Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray Companies is a leading, international middle market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle market corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Founded in 1895, Piper Jaffray provides a comprehensive set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services; high-yield and structured products; institutional equity and fixed- income sales and trading; and equity and high-yield research. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has 25 offices across the United States and international locations in London and Shanghai. The firm's UK operating subsidiary, Piper Jaffray Ltd., is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is a member of the London Stock Exchange. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary. (NYSE: PJC) ( http://www.piperjaffray.com )

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CONTACT: Susan Beatty, Public Relations and Communications, of Piper Jaffray & Co., +1-612-303-5680, or susan.l.beatty@pjc.com