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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brand Marketing Gets Underway

Representing skilled trading professionals;
Broad suite of trading products;
Personal service for traders and investors

Chicago, Nov. 1 -- Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) becomes, beginning immediately. The company made this announcement today as television advertising, a media campaign and print ads are rolled out to underscore the company’s message: “The BEST thing about our technology is our people.”</p>

Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr., the company’s chairman and CEO reflects on the new brand: “The value that our employees give to our clients is something that deserves a spotlight. This new brand, derived from merging PFG with BEST – as in BEST Direct, which has name recognition throughout the trading industry – brings together the best characteristics of the company’s people, products, and technologies.” Wasendorf continued, “ is the brand that leads us into the next phase of our expansion. We have the right people, an entrepreneurial zest that our competitors lack, a balanced and ever-broadening suite of products, and the BEST Direct technologies, that unify us and position the company to capitalize on the important growth opportunities before us now.”

The company continues to lead the industry in technological innovations to advance the accuracy, ease and speed of trade execution, risk management capabilities, and account management for individuals, brokers, commercial interests, and institutions.

Mr. Wasendorf noted that has been so successful due to its ability to find the industry’s best people to build new connectivity, and new capabilities, into its BEST Direct platform. He said the real key to the company’s ability to continue a steady growth trend is having the customer service professionals who are best at helping traders and investors to leverage all that has to offer. Wasendorf has always advocated that educated customers have a longer and more successful experience participating in the markets. relationship managers see their role as a core benefit for customers and a way for the firm to deliver the technological advancements and the products that are most in demand.

For futures, options, forex products and services, managed futures accounts, managed forex, managed funds, and other alternative investments, the new brand, and tagline, – “The BEST thing about our technology is our people” explains the company’s very clear intention to remain the leading one-two punch for traders.

The BEST Direct platform meets the demand that clients have brought for auto-execution functionality, as it can serve multiple front ends used to trade futures and forex. unifies the company’s suite of products and services, branded and bundled together, delivered by expert client relationship managers, to provide even more and better ways to meet the highly customized needs of a fast-expanding universe of personal traders and investors. owns the software which enables instant execution of automatic triggers on its proprietary trading platform, and PFG BEST employees are selected from the industry’s top performers and most respected professionals in all aspects of financial services, trading, technology, communications and trader education. 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