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


Peregrine Financial Group Experiences
Unprecedented Corporate Growth

Chicago, September 30, 2002 – Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), a Chicago-based brokerage firm, today announced a year-to-date 56 percent growth, as determined by gross revenue. This increase in growth during such uncertain markets is among the highest in the brokerage community. PFG is a highly respected multi-product brokerage firm. In the futures market it is one of the top 40 Futures Commission Merchants (FCM), as measured by customer funds.

Fueling this growth is its proprietary electronic order routing system, BEST Direct and their commitment to customer relationship management. Both retail clients and institutions’ trading operations use BEST Direct.

PFG Chairman & CEO, Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr., comments, “PFG’s rapid and continuing growth is a testament to our unwavering commitment to serve the needs of investors. At PFG we empower our customers to take control of their financial well-being through educational seminars, investor support, on-line tutorials, free simulated trading on BEST Direct, among other services. I’m very proud of all PFG employees and emphatically thank them for their commitment and dedication to investors. ”

Over the years, PFG has earned a reputation as one of the finest providers of quality educational platforms for the individual investor. PFG offers a full spectrum of investment services designed to meet the broad range of needs in today's challenging financial environment.

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