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June 5, 2014

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Leading High-Net-Worth Investor Network TIGER 21 Enters Chicago Market

Chicago to host the fourth new TIGER 21 group in past six months – with Rick Harig at the helm; TIGER 21 now in 15 cities

Chicago (November 19, 2013) -TIGER 21, North America’s leading peer learning network for high-net-worth investors, has announced the formation of a Chicago Group, bringing the number of cities across North America with a TIGER 21 presence to 15.

TIGER 21 was founded in New York in 1999, and now has more than 220 Members, who manage over $20 billion in total assets. In addition to several groups in New York, it also has U.S. groups in Dallas (2), Los Angeles, Miami (2), Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tysons Corner, VA, and Washington, DC as well as Canadian groups in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.

The Chicago group will follow TIGER 21’s successful model of pooling collective intelligence for high-net-worth investors, who meet monthly to exchange investment ideas and share personal experiences on a broad range of wealth-related issues. In addition to serving as a professional networking and educational platform, TIGER 21 offers Members access to investment opportunities, including private equity, real estate and hedge funds, as well as participation in a host of other alternative investments.

Joining TIGER 21 to lead the Chicago group will be Rick Harig, a veteran financial industry professional and family wealth advisor. He founded Legacy Resources, LLC in 1994 after spending more than a decade in the securities industry. He has turned Legacy Resources into a leading wealth practice focused on the implications of financial and estate design for maximizing the meaning and impact of family wealth.

Harig is a graduate of the Professional Mentoring Program for financial, tax, and legal advisors in family wealth counseling and advanced estate design. He is also a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner.

“Harig is no stranger to TIGER 21, as he has been invited on several occasions to speak to groups on maximizing the meaning and impact of wealth.”

“We have seen Rick Harig in action and are certain that he will be a strong chair for us in Chicago,” said Jonathan Kempner, president of TIGER 21. “Not only does he have a long and successful track record counseling high-net-worth families on important financial, investments and personal issues, but he also has personal experience as an entrepreneur ‚Äì something very relatable to many of our Members.”

“I am excited to join TIGER 21 as it enters the Chicago marketplace. Through the years, I have worked with individuals and referred clients who have benefited from the peer-to-peer learning environment that TIGER 21 has so successfully replicated throughout many major North American cities. We anticipate a fast start for the Chicago group and that it will attract Members from throughout the Midwest,” said Harig.

TIGER 21 creates a safe environment for Members to explore critical issues affecting their lives. Through the regular monthly meetings and an annual Members-only conference, as well as through exchanges on a private Members-only website, TIGER 21 Members share their knowledge and experiences, and help each other wrestle with issues relating to finance, investments, managers and advisors. Another important part of the curriculum focuses on estate planning, family, health, philanthropy, and issues of communal involvement.

TIGER 21’s Presenter Program complements each meeting by providing access to top finance experts from around the globe that often introduce Members to a variety of investment opportunities, as well as experts that focus on other issues.

Harig is planning to hold informational meetings during December and January, where interested individuals can hear more about TIGER 21 and the learning process. The Chicago group will likely start meeting in early 2014, once a majority of the 10-12 Member slots for the initial group are filled.

“For years, we have had several Chicago-area Members who make the trip to New York for the monthly meetings. We expect that some of those Members will take advantage of having a home town group,” said Kempner. “And we know there is an untapped mine of prospective Members in Chicagoland that can benefit from the TIGER 21 experience.”

The next TIGER 21 Members’ Annual Conference is being held in Scottsdale, Arizona in late January. The three-day event is designed to bring Members and their families together to discuss investment strategies, opportunities, and a host of other wealth-related issues. It also provides access to some of the world’s best and brightest financial minds. Presenters at the last conference included Sam Zell, Glenn Hutchins, Pierre Lagrange, Marc Lasry, Kyle Bass, Eric Sprott, and Barry Sternlicht.

About TIGER 21:TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century) is North America’s premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth investors. TIGER 21’s 220 Members collectively manage over $20 billion in total assets and are entrepreneurs, inventors and top executives. TIGER 21 focuses on improving investment acumen as well as exploring common issues of wealth preservation, estate planning and family dynamics beyond finance. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has groups in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tysons Corner, VA, and Washington, DC as well as Canadian groups in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. More information can be found at www.tiger21.com

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