Scottrade Expands in the Twin Cities with New Branch Office in Blaine, Minn.

Online investment firm enters North Metro Minneapolis-St. Paul with seventh area location

Blaine, Minn. – Dec. 2, 2008 – Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investment firm, is opening a branch office in Blaine, Minn. The branch, located at 10945 Ulysses Street NE in the Shoppes at 19th, opens on Monday, Dec. 8.

“The branch’s location at 101st and Central is easily accessible and close to home for our clients in Blaine and the surrounding communities,” said Paul Jackson, Scottrade branch manager for the Blaine office. “Scottrade has a strong branch network in the Twin Cities and we are excited to expand into the North Metro area and serve the local community through our new office.”

Scottrade is an online investment firm that provides the tools and research for individuals to make their own investment decisions. Scottrade does not provide investment advice, but stock brokers are available at branch offices to answer account related questions, provide customer service and give tutorials on Scottrade’s online trading services.

“We believe it is important to have branch offices where our customers work and live,” said Rodger Riney, Scottrade founder, president and CEO. “While most of our customer trade online, our local offices allow us to provide a better customer experience for online investors.”

The Blaine branch is Scottrade’s seventh location in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Other local branches are in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Minnetonka, Maplewood and Eden Prairie.

Scottrade’s Blaine office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at 763-767-1980. For more information, visit www.scottrade.com.

About Scottrade
As a leading online investment firm, Scottrade offers a full line of investment products, online trading services and market research tools to help investors take control of their financial future. Scottrade provides customers the convenience of buying many stocks online at just $7 per trade and the support of the largest branch network among online investment firms, with more than 375 nationwide branch offices. Named Highest in Investor Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, Scottrade is dedicated to exceptional customer service and unprecedented value. Scottrade is also one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. For more information, visit www.scottrade.com.

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