Corporate Leaders Receive Thirteenth Annual Emerald Asset Management “E-3 Awards”

  Corporate Leaders Receive Thirteenth Annual Emerald Asset Management “E-3
  Awards”

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- February 11, 2013

The Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of Toll Brothers (NYSE:
TOL), and the Chief Executive Officers of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:
ALNY) and Trex Co., Inc. (NYSE: TREX) are among the corporate executives named
as the recipients of the thirteenth annual “E-3 Awards,” presented by Emerald
Asset Management at the Twentieth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment
Forum. The Forum was held in Philadelphia on February 7, 2013.

Joseph Besecker, President of Emerald Asset Management said, “We created this
unique award to recognize leaders who epitomize the qualities that are
inherent in the most successful business leaders – qualities that reflect an
entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence,” adding, “The award’s
name – E-3 – reflects these criteria: the Emerald Entrepreneurial and
Excellence Award.” Joseph Garner, Director of Research for Emerald, said,
“These leaders have taken risks and fueled innovation. They have created jobs
and built companies. They have bested their competitors and rewarded their
employees and shareholders. They are leaders in every sense of the word.”

Through an intensive multi-faceted process, Emerald’s team of research
analysts and portfolio managers identified corporate leaders who have
demonstrated:

  *A creative “outside the box” approach to corporate achievement;
  *An entrepreneurial approach that maximizes human initiative;
  *A corporate culture that promotes personal and corporate excellence;
  *A demonstrated record of accomplishment: creating jobs, stimulating
    growth, and enhancing shareholder value; and
  *An ability to effectively identify and adapt cutting-edge technologies and
    processes.

The 2013 winners of the E-3 Award are:

Public Company Executive Award:

  *Robert I. Toll, Executive Chairman and Douglas C. Yearley, Jr., Chief
    Executive Officer, Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL)

Public Company Science & Technology Executive Award:

  *John M. Maraganore, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Alnylam
    Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY)

The Green Company Executive Award:

  *Ronald W. Kaplan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trex
    Co., Inc. (NYSE: TREX)

Presented by Emerald Asset Management, Groundhog Day Investment Forum sponsors
included 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.

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, Inc.
Joseph Garner, 717-396-1116
 
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