Piper Jaffray Names John Geelan as General Counsel

  Piper Jaffray Names John Geelan as General Counsel

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 8, 2013

Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) today announced the appointment of John Geelan as
the firm’s next general counsel, secretary and leadership team member.
Effective January 18, Geelan will replace James Chosy who has accepted the
position of executive vice president and general counsel at U.S. Bancorp.

“John is an outstanding partner and a strong leader,” commented Andrew Duff,
Piper Jaffray Companies chairman and CEO. “His experience and judgment make
him well-suited for this important role.”

Geelan is currently assistant general counsel at Piper Jaffray, responsible
for managing the corporate secretary function, working with the board of
directors and senior management across a number of areas, including
governance, public company securities and reporting, M&A, treasury and
financing, and general corporate.

Geelan joined Piper Jaffray in 2005 from Faegre & Benson, where he spent five
years practicing corporate and securities law and representing public
companies in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance and M&A.

Geelan holds a law degree from Notre Dame Law School and a bachelor’s degree
in economics and music from the University of St. Thomas. He is currently a
member of the board of directors of the Playwrights’ Center, where he serves
as treasurer.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray is a leading investment bank and asset management firm serving
clients in the U.S. and internationally. Proven advisory teams combine deep
industry, product and sector expertise with ready access to capital. Founded
in 1895, the firm is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices across the
United States and in London and Zurich. www.piperjaffray.com

© 2013 Piper Jaffray Companies


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