Over 25 Companies to Present at Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum

  Over 25 Companies to Present at Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum  Emerald Asset Management Welcomes Investors to Special 20^th Anniversary Event  Business Wire  LEOLA, Pa. -- February 5, 2013  Emerald Asset Management will hold the 20^th Anniversary Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. “Insight, information, energy and passion are the hallmarks of the Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum,” said Emerald Founder and CEO, Joseph E. Besecker. “The Forum provides a venue to discuss key challenges and opportunities confronting investors, corporate executives, and elected officials, including the ongoing spending and tax policy battles in Washington, questions about the sustainability of equity market gains and historically low fixed income interest rates, and the opportunities associated with the revitalization of the industrial sector and the rapid pace of technological innovation,” added Mr. Besecker.  The Forum will showcase investment opportunities in some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s fastest growing companies, as well as industry leaders from across the country. Senior management teams fromtwenty-six public and private companiesare scheduled to make formal presentations during concurrent sessions. The Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum provides a unique opportunity for portfolio managers, analysts, and investment industry professionals to interact with senior executives representing a wide array of industries. In addition, analysts from Emerald will be sharing their views on the most compelling growth opportunities for the coming year. U.S. Senator Robert Casey, Jr. (Pennsylvania) is scheduled to present the event’s keynote address.  The Twentieth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum will also feature the thirteenth annual presentation of the “E-3” Awards. The E-3 (Emerald, Entrepreneurial and Excellence) Award presentations will recognize corporate leaders from both the public and private company sectors who exemplify entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence.  Presented by Emerald Asset Management, Forum sponsors include Pepper Hamilton LLP, Janney Capital Markets, Boenning & Scattergood, Greentree, Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP, Sturdivant & Co., Patriot Financial Partners L.P. and Susquehanna International Group, LLP.  2013 Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum Public Company Presenters are scheduled to include:  Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) Ametek Inc. (NYSE: AME) Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR) Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: BMTC) Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) EPAM Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAM) FARO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) First Commonwealth Financial Corp (NYSE: FCF) GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC) Howard Bancorp. Inc. (NASDAQ: HBMD) Matthews International Corp. (NASDAQ: MATW) Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) Old Line Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: OLBK) PhotoMedex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHMD) Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE: KWR) Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE) Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ: SASR) Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) Teche Holding Company (NYSE: TSH) Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) Trex Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: TREX) Wisdom Tree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF)  Additional information on the Forum, including registration information, can be found at http://www.teamemerald.com/groundhog.  Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment management company that operates thru its wholly-owned subsidiaries Emerald Advisers, Inc. and Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust. Emerald Advisers and PMG jointly own Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC. Assets managed by these companies totaled over $2 billion as of December 31, 2012. “Driven by Research,” Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy and focuses primarily on growth-oriented equity investing and high-quality disciplined fixed-income investing. Emerald is headquartered in Leola, Pennsylvania and operates satellite offices in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Emerald Asset Management, Inc. Emerald Advisers, Inc. Emerald Fixed Income Advisers LLC Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust Emerald Separate Account Management LLC 3175 Oregon Pike Leola, PA 17540 717.556.8900 800.722.4123 www.TeamEmerald.com  Contact:  Emerald Asset Management Joseph Garner, 717-396-1116