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Fair Allocations of $225 Million Restitution Fund


            Written questions or comments about your interest in the CA Restitution Fund will be welcomed to help the Forum’s experts Panel define the issues that should be addressed at the open meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 9.


            The provisions summarized below are intended to support your free and open presentation of views.  You can submit a brief question or a lengthy opinion, from yourself or a representative, with or without public identification of the source.  And, unless you decide otherwise, whatever you present will be posted on the CA Forum web site for public access and included in the Panel’s report to the Fund’s Administrator.


§  Time for submissions:  Anything you want to present should be sent in electronic form to the following address by the end of next week, March 4, so that members of the Panel will have a chance to read it before the March 9 meeting:


§  Professional support:  There is no need for you to engage professionals to present arguments on your behalf.  The purpose of the Forum’s Panel is to provide you with the insights of leading academic authorities who can help define the legal and policy issues raised by your concerns.  We will also be inviting recognized professionals to participate in the discussions.  And if the Administrator decides that any unresolved issues require additional professional attention, he will be able to engage his own experts.  What the Administrator wants to know is simply what you think is fair.


§   Privacy:  Anyone who prefers not to be publicly identified should tell me so.  Whatever you submit will be presented publicly with attribution only to a category of investor (for example, “individual” or “public pension fund”).  The Panel members and the Administrator will be privately informed of your identity only for purposes of source validation.


§  Separate advocacy:  One Forum participant has indicated that some CA shareholders may prefer to present arguments to the Administrator strictly to advocate their own interests as opposed to those of competing investors, rather than participate in an exchange of views to help define the issues.  Anyone wishing to avoid the public review process should clearly state that intent in the submission.  If you send me a submission intended for separate advocacy, I will pass it on to the Administrator but it will not be presented for Forum review or included in the Panel’s report to the Administrator.


            Please let me know if you have any questions, or any suggestions for the Forum’s further support of your interests.


           GL – 2/24/05


Gary Lutin

Lutin & Company

575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor

New York, New York 10022

Tel: 212-605-0335

Fax: 212-605-0325



The Forum is open to all Computer Associates ("CA") shareholders, whether institutional or individual, and to any fiduciaries or professionals concerned with their investment decisions.  Its purpose is to provide shareholders with access to information and a free exchange of views on issues relating to their evaluations of alternatives, as described in the Forum Summary.

There is no charge for participation.  As stated in the Conditions of Participation, participants are expected to make independent use of information obtained through the Forum, subject to the privacy rights of other participants.  It is a Forum rule that participants will not be identified or quoted without their explicit permission.

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