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March 7, 2002

Krannert MBAs win investment competition, talk with Bartiromo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two Purdue University business students will be interviewed by CNBC's Maria Bartiromo as part of their prize for winning an investment fund competition.

The interview was among the prizes that went to the two-student MBA team from the Krannert School of Management that won the growth fund competition at the 2002 University of Dayton RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) fund competition on Feb. 21-22.

Dan Gertner and Tuan Tran took first place honors in the growth-fund category. Their win was based on a presentation and the performance of the Krannert Student Managed Investment Fund.

For the win, the team earned the interview with Bartiromo which will air April 16 on CNBC's Squawk Box; an interview with Business Week magazine; an April trip to New York to open the NASDAQ exchange; and a big, shiny trophy.

Gertner and Tran competed against 30 teams from three countries (the United States, Canada and Mexico) representing more than 60 universities.

Featured speakers were Bartiromo, Ralph Acampora of Prudential Securities, Robert Froelich of Scudder Investments, Tobias Levkovich of Salomon Smith Barney, Leah Mogilani of Morgan Stanley and Gerald Cohen of Merrill Lynch.

CONTACT: Michael J. Cooper, Krannert School assistant professor of management, (765) 494-4438,; Dan Gertner, (765) 464-8840,; Tuan Tran, (765) 532-5205,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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