February 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM EST
Corporate Leaders Receive Thirteenth Annual Emerald Asset Management “E-3 Awards”

The Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL), and the Chief Executive Officers of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY) and Trex Co., Inc. (NYSE: TREX) are among the corporate executives named as the recipients of the thirteenth annual “E-3 Awards,” presented by Emerald Asset Management at the Twentieth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum. The Forum was held in Philadelphia on February 7, 2013.

Joseph Besecker, President of Emerald Asset Management said, “We created this unique award to recognize leaders who epitomize the qualities that are inherent in the most successful business leaders – qualities that reflect an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence,” adding, “The award’s name – E-3 – reflects these criteria: the Emerald Entrepreneurial and Excellence Award.” Joseph Garner, Director of Research for Emerald, said, “These leaders have taken risks and fueled innovation. They have created jobs and built companies. They have bested their competitors and rewarded their employees and shareholders. They are leaders in every sense of the word.”

Through an intensive multi-faceted process, Emerald’s team of research analysts and portfolio managers identified corporate leaders who have demonstrated:

  • A creative “outside the box” approach to corporate achievement;
  • An entrepreneurial approach that maximizes human initiative;
  • A corporate culture that promotes personal and corporate excellence;
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment: creating jobs, stimulating growth, and enhancing shareholder value; and
  • An ability to effectively identify and adapt cutting-edge technologies and processes.

The 2013 winners of the E-3 Award are:

Public Company Executive Award:

  • Robert I. Toll, Executive Chairman and Douglas C. Yearley, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL)

Public Company Science & Technology Executive Award:

  • John M. Maraganore, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY)

The Green Company Executive Award:

  • Ronald W. Kaplan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trex Co., Inc. (NYSE: TREX)

Presented by Emerald Asset Management, Groundhog Day Investment Forum sponsors included Pepper Hamilton LLP, Janney Capital Markets, Boenning & Scattergood, Greentree, Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP, Sturdivant & Co., Patriot Financial Partners L.P. and Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment management company that operates thru its wholly-owned subsidiaries Emerald Advisers, Inc. and Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust. Emerald Advisers and PMG jointly own Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC. Assets managed by these companies totaled over $2 billion as of December 31, 2012. “Driven by Research,” Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy and focuses primarily on growth-oriented equity investing and high-quality disciplined fixed-income investing. Emerald is headquartered in Leola, Pennsylvania and operates satellite offices in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Emerald Asset Management, Inc.
Emerald Advisers, Inc.
Emerald Fixed Income Advisers LLC
Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust
Emerald Separate Account Management LLC
3175 Oregon Pike
Leola, PA 17540
717.556.8900
800.722.4123
www.TeamEmerald.com

Contacts:

Emerald Asset Management, Inc.
Joseph Garner, 717-396-1116
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