Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray Expands Investment Banking with Hiring of Phillip Ream

Simmons & Company International (Simmons), Energy Specialists of Piper
Jaffray, is pleased to announce the hiring of Phil Ream as a
managing director on the exploration and production (E&P) investment
banking team. Based in the Houston office, Ream will focus on expansion
of the upstream franchise to further deliver strategic advisory and
capital markets solutions.

Ream has more than 20 years of investment banking experience and prior
to joining Simmons he was a managing director at Barclays focused on the
domestic E&P sector. Additionally, he held investment banking positions
at Bear Stearns, Salomon Smith Barney, Wasserstein Perella and CS First
Boston.

“Phil brings a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise to our E&P
coverage team. His experience in developing relationships with corporate
clients and executing strategic transactions on their behalf augments
the Simmons/Piper Jaffray platform and positions us to further serve our
clients,” said James
Baker, managing director and co-head of energy investment banking at
Simmons.

“We are excited for Phil to join the Piper Jaffray team. His addition
demonstrates our commitment to expanding our E&P industry efforts and
providing a full suite of services to oil and gas companies,” added
Scott LaRue, global head of investment banking and capital markets for
Piper Jaffray.

Ream graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s
degree in petroleum engineering and earned his Masters of Business
Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania.

Headquartered in Houston, the Simmons team is one of the largest and
most experienced in the energy industry. With the addition of Ream,
Simmons has 16 managing directors in the investment banking sector
collectively. The group executed 77 M&A transactions in 2017.

About Piper JaffrayPiper
Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank and asset
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are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and
FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by
the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority; and in Hong Kong through Piper
Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities
and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are
offered through five separate investment advisory affiliates?U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research,
Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC
and Piper Jaffray & Co., and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners
Limited, authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services
Commission.

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