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

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


Emerald Asset Management
Joseph Garner, 717-396-1116
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