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Patricia Campbell
Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFGBEST)
(312) 775-3411


PFG Hires Steven Zakrzewski
Extreme rate of growth heats up demand for additional suites of products

CHICAGO, June 1, 2007:  Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) today announced that Steven Zakrzewski has joined the firm to bring his in-depth experience in compliance and operations to PFG as it develops product suites and distribution expansion for global clients.

PFG Chief Operations Officer Russ Wasendorf, Jr. noted that Zakrzewski will be instrumental in helping to develop new processes, technologies and communication programs to integrate with the needs of various regulatory authorities, to evaluate regulations and initiatives and to help explore business development opportunities beyond futures, options, managed accounts and forex. “We are seeing hyper-demand for integrated online trading systems for the retail and professional trader,” Wasendorf said, “and along with the extreme growth in volume for online trading, forex and alternative investments, our clients are demanding capabilities for online trading of additional listed markets.  PFG will work to develop new technologies for servicing an even more diverse product offering.”

Zakrzewski has held leadership positions since 1996 with a start as shareholder services representative for Sunstone Financial Group, in Milwaukee.  In 1997 he became operations manager, compliance officer and registration manager for Web Street Securities in Chicago, and next was director of compliance with Terra Nova Trading, L.L.C.  In 2004 he moved from Thomson Beta Systems in Brookfield, Wisconsin to Man Securities Inc., where his roles included chief compliance officer, AML officer and privacy officer.

PFG is one of the largest non-clearing U.S. futures commission merchants, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a diverse range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients.  The company is a leader in managed funds and forex, full-service brokerage, trader education, research, and direct online futures trading through its BEST Direct™ platform, one of the first to deliver customer orders to the CME’s Globex engine in 1998.  Please visit