Scottrade Expands into Conejo Valley with New Thousand Oaks, Calif. Branch

New branch office will serve as local resource and provide customer service to online investors

Thousand Oaks, Calif., July 16, 2008 – Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investment firm, announces the opening of a branch office in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The branch, located at 1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Oak Terrace Plaza, opens on Monday, July 21. The branch will be Scottrade’s first Conejo Valley location and its second in Ventura County.

“We have many clients in the area who are really excited about having a local office in Thousand Oaks,” said Scott Collins, Scottrade branch manager. “The branch will be a local resource for our customers where they easily stop in if they have any questions about their accounts or would like to learn more about the tools available to help them invest and trade online.”

Scottrade is an online stock brokerage firm that provides the tools and research 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.

In addition to the Thousand Oaks, branch, Scottrade has 53 other locations in California, its largest statewide branch network. Other local offices are located in Woodland Hills, Oxnard, Encino, Valencia, Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

“We feel 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 customers trade online, our local branch offices allow us to provide a better customer experience for online investors.”

Scottrade’s Thousand Oaks branch office will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (805) 494-1777. For more, visit www.scottrade.com.

About Scottrade
Scottrade is a leader in online investing, serving individual investors who are comfortable making their own investment decisions. Scottrade is unique in the industry because it boasts low commission rates while offering the largest branch network among online brokerages, with 360 local branch offices nationwide. In October, Scottrade was named Highest in Investor Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for the seventh time. Scottrade.com is the online trading site of Scottrade, Inc. and offers customers the convenience of placing many orders online for just $7 per trade. In addition to its online capabilities, Scottrade staffs each easily accessible branch location with a branch manager plus additional brokers and assistants. In January 2008, Scottrade was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. In June 2008, Scottrade was No. 16 on Computerworld magazine’s list of the Best Places to Work in IT. For more, visit www.scottrade.com.

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