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Corporate Leaders Receive Sixth Annual Emerald Asset Management ''E-3 Awards''.

PHILADELPHIA -- The Chief Executive Officers of NutriSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) and Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) are among four corporate executives named as the recipients of the sixth annual "E-3 Awards," presented by Emerald Asset Management at the Thirteenth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum. The Forum was held in Philadelphia on February 2, 2006.

U.S. Treasury Secretary, John Snow, during his keynote address said, "America has a lot of strengths. One of our greatest strengths is our financial markets, and the innovation and entrepreneurship that our financial markets make possible."

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 2006 winners of the E-3 Award are:

Public Growth Company Executive Award:

--Michael J. Hagan, Chairman & CEO, NutriSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI)

Warren "Pete" Musser Private Company Executive Award:

--Edmond J. Walters, Founder, Chairman & CEO, eMoney Advisor

Public Company Science & Technology Company Executive Awards:

--John W. Jackson, Chairman & CEO, Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG)

--Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., President & COO, Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG)

The Thirteenth Annual Groundhog Day Investment Forum showcased investment opportunities in some of the Mid-Atlantic region's fastest growing companies, as well as industry leaders from across the country. The Forum was sponsored by Forward Funds, Avondale Partners, Stevens & Lee, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Griffin Financial Group LLC, Sturdivant & Company, and Trout Ebersole & Groff.

About Emerald Asset Management

Emerald Asset Management is a diversified investment services company that operates through its wholly owned subsidiary Emerald Advisers, Inc. With over $2.5 billion in assets under management, Emerald Advisers, Inc. offers a series of research-driven investment products through institutional separate accounts and sub-advising mutual funds, including the Forward Emerald Growth Fund (HSPGX), Forward Emerald Banking & Finance Fund (HSSAX), and the Forward Emerald Opportunities Fund (HSYTX) within the Forward Funds Group. Emerald is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and operates satellite offices in King of Prussia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and San Diego, California.
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