SOURCE: Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc.

January 09, 2008 05:00 ET

Thomas Weisel Partners Announces Listing of Its Common Stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG) announced today that its shares of common stock have been approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the trading symbol "TWP." Trading of Thomas Weisel Partners common stock will commence on the TSX at the market open on January 9, 2008. The listing was undertaken in connection with Thomas Weisel Partners' recent acquisition of Westwind Partners, a Toronto-based investment banking firm focused on the energy and mining sectors.

"Many of Westwind's clients have listed on the TSX, as it is the premier exchange for energy and mining companies, and the Thomas Weisel Partners listing demonstrates our combined firm's commitment to the Canadian capital markets," said Lionel F. Conacher, President of Thomas Weisel Partners and formerly the President and CEO of Westwind Partners.

Shares of Thomas Weisel Partners' common stock will be quoted in Canadian dollars on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Thomas Weisel Partners' common stock will also continue to trade on the NASDAQ in U.S. dollars under the trading symbol "TWPG."

About Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc.

Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. is an investment bank, founded in 1998, focused principally on the growth sectors of the economy. Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. generates revenues from three principal sources: investment banking, brokerage and asset management. The investment banking group is comprised of two disciplines: corporate finance and strategic advisory. The brokerage group provides equity and convertible debt securities sales and trading services to institutional investors, and offers brokerage, advisory and cash management services to high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients. The asset management group consists of: private equity, public equity and distribution management. Thomas Weisel Partners is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Baltimore, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Montreal, New York, Portland, Silicon Valley, Toronto, London, Mumbai and Zurich. For more information, please visit