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Press Release

Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. Appears on Alexander Haig's World Business Review ``On Location''
Discusses Online Trading Education

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2001--Multi-Media Productions (USA), Inc. is proud to announce the participation of the Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) on Alexander Haig's World Business Review: On Location series. The episode will air April 28,2001 through May 3, 2001on U.S. public television stations, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. For specific market-by-market airdates and times, please e-mail

PFG estimates that it handles approximately ten percent of the futures market's on-line trading volume. ``One thing that separates PFG from other companies in the financial services industry is its commitment to the individual investor. The E-CADEMY of Trading is but one example,'' said Lee Young, the show's associate producer.

Russell Wasendorf, CEO of PFG, appears on World Business Review: On Location to discuss PFG's educational and software solutions for investors in the futures market. ``The technology provides a more transparent market to the customer. If you can feed a piece of information down the technological pipeline to a broad audience of institutional traders and individual customers, then the market becomes a level playing field for everyone that is involved,'' said Wasendorf.

Encouraged by direct access to the markets, many inexperienced investors have jumped into the market and lost money. This was the impetus for the founding of the E-CADEMY of Trading for PFG's investors: An on-line learning program that features live classrooms around the country.

``One of the greatest challenges of technology is that technology will fail on occasion. And it's at that moment in time when the customer is not able to use technology that customer service becomes (of) paramount importance,'' Wasendorf further stated.

World Business Review can be viewed on PBS ``The Business & Technology Network'', TWA, United Airlines, or through video on demand via (Yahoo!) at WBR, a continuing education series, is being used in a variety of business and technology courses and within the School of Business libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, Duke University, DePaul University, Georgetown University, University of Florida, City University of Hong Kong, among other distinguished institutions of higher education.

Videotapes of continuing education systems (via Indiana State University) are available by calling 1-800-WBR-1032 or by visiting


Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., Chicago
(312) 775-3000