Charles Schwab to Host Trading Forum in Chicago, Illinois

Second in the Company’s Series of Educational Seminars for Active Traders

Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:05 am PDT

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SAN FRANCISCO

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NASDAQ:
SCHW

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In support of its commitment to investor education, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. plans to hold its next Active Trader Forum on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois.

Schwab holds Trading Forums several times a year around the country. They are free events, open to Schwab clients and the general public. The Chicago Forum will feature CNBC Emerging Markets Contributor Tim Seymour, who will deliver the keynote address. In addition, there will be workshops on a variety of topics including researching stocks and risk management strategies.

Charles Schwab Trading Forums educate active traders on ways to improve their trading and investing skills. Attendees can test-drive different trading and investing tools and spend individual time with trading specialists. The Forum provides a rare opportunity to learn from Schwab and third-party investing experts, attend workshops and educational panels, and interact with fellow traders in the area.

For more information or to register online for Schwab's Trading Forums, visit www.schwab.com/tradingforum.

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (Nasdaq:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 7.4 million client brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 475,000 banking accounts, and $1.0 trillion in client assets. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through its Advisor Services division. The Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC) provides banking and mortgage services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com. (0409-8852)

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