SOURCE: Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc.

September 25, 2007 11:16 ET

Thomas Weisel Partners Hosts Annual Consumer Conference

Investment Conference Will Focus on Consumer Trends

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - Thomas Weisel Partners (NASDAQ: TWPG), an investment bank focused on the growth sectors of the economy, will host its Annual Consumer Conference, September 25-26, 2007 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. Institutional investors and top management from over 50 consumer companies will gather for the two-day investment conference to discuss recent trends in the consumer industry. Participating sectors represented at the conference include Retail, Restaurants, Branded Apparel and Footwear, E-commerce and Hospitality.

Showcased at our event will be first-class talent such as a Private Equity Panel featuring David Landau, Partner of LNK Partners, Steve Liff, Managing Director of Sun Capital and Jeff Mills, Partner of Weston Presidio and a keynote presentation by Marshall Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst of The NPD Group. A full list of company participants follows:

America's Car-Mart, Inc.
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.
Baker's Footwear Group Inc.
Big Dog Holdings, Inc.
Boyd Gaming Corporation
Cabela's Incorporated
Cache, Inc.
Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.
CarMax, Inc.
Casual Male Retail Group Inc.
Charming Shoppes, Inc.
Cherokee Inc.
Coinstar, Inc.
Coldwater Creek, Inc.
Collectors Universe, Inc.
Columbia Sportswear Company
Crocs, Inc.
Dover Saddlery, Inc.
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
Gaiam, Inc.
Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
Jamba, Inc.
Kona Grill Inc.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
Lithia Motors
Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc.
Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.
Morgan's Hotel Group Co.
NexCen Brands
Not Your Average Joe's
O'Charley's Inc.
Penske Automotive Group, Inc.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Select Comfort Corporation
Shoe Carnival, Inc.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation
Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Sport Supply Group, Inc.
Steven Madden, Ltd.
Summer Infant, Inc.
Sur La Table
True Religion Apparel, Inc.
TurboChef Technologies, Inc.
U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Volcom, Inc.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, 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 New York, Boston, Silicon Valley, Portland, Cleveland, Chicago, London and Mumbai.