U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan to Present Keynote Address at 22nd Annual Groundhog Investment Forum

Emerald Asset Management, Inc. has announced that U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan will present the keynote address to the close the 22nd annual Groundhog Day Investment Forum on Thursday, February 5th in Philadelphia. Currently serving his third term in Congress, Congressman Meehan represents Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, serving on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, as well as the Committee on Ethics. In the 113th Congress, Meehan chaired the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity. Meehan focused on protecting America's critical infrastructure -- our transportation, energy, financial and communications systems -- from cyberattack. “Cybersecurity is a critical issue for our nation and for every American company,” said Emerald CEO Joseph E. Besecker. “We welcome Congressman Meehan and his are eager to hear about Washington’s ongoing efforts to protect the Homeland, including our vital technology-related assets,” he said. Among the investment themes for 2015 identified by Emerald is the growing attention to cybersecurity and companies that provide related services and solutions.

The Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum has grown to become the definitive kick-off conference for investors focusing on small- and mid-cap companies. This year senior executives from over twenty public and private companies and Emerald are scheduled to present, including: Actua Corp. (ACTA), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY), Apogee Enterprises (APOG), Aqua America (WTR), Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (BMTC), Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI), Customers Bancorp (CUBI), EPAM Systems (EPAM), GSV Capital (GSVC), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), Marinus Pharmaceuticals (MRNS), Matthews International (MATW), Quaker Chemical (KWR), Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania (RBPAA), S&T Bancorp (STBA), Safeguard Scientifics (SFE), Sanchez Energy (SN), Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR), StoneMor Partners (STON) and Trex Company (TREX), as well as the team of portfolio managers and analysts from Emerald providing their outlook for 2015 and the annual economic outlook presented by noted economist Joel Naroff. A full list of presenting companies, seminars by Emerald’s investment professionals and registration details are available on Emerald’s website at www.TeamEmerald.com/groundhog.

Presented by Emerald Asset Management, Forum sponsors include Pepper Hamilton LLP, Janney Capital Markets, Boenning & Scattergood, Greentree, Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP, and Sturdivant & Co.

Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment management company that operates thru its subsidiaries Emerald Advisers, Inc., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Separate Account Management, LLC, Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC and Emerald Direct Lending Advisers, LLC. Assets managed by these companies totaled over $3.2 billion as of December 31, 2014. “Driven by Research,” Emerald is an asset management firm providing research-based growth-oriented and income-producing portfolio management services for institutions and individuals.

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