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Instructions for Webcast Participation in July 13 Forum Meeting

Registered webcast participants will be able to join the Forum's open meeting at 3:30PM (Eastern Time) tomorrow, July 13, by logging in at this web site address:

To adhere to standard Forum privacy policies allowing for anonymous communication, you will be able to present comments or questions without being identified. The log-in process gives you a choice of being referred to only by category of corporate, investor, professional or "other" viewpoint, or, if you prefer, by name, or by both name and organization.

All comments presented by webcast participants will be monitored by two reporters who are familiar with the issues being addressed at the meeting: Avital Louria Hahn, editor of the Forum's E-Meetings Review, and Neil Stewart, editor-at-large of IR Magazine. Either one of them may act as your delegate to present your views orally, following the recently observed practice pioneered by Berkshire Hathaway. Thomson Reuters, which is providing the webcast to the Forum, has added to this process the ability for the reporters to communicate with you off-line by email to clarify any issues before speaking on your behalf, so please remember to maintain access to email if you submit a comment. We hope that this process will maintain the vitality of open discussion sought in Forum meetings.

For your effective connection, the webcast manager has offered this advice:

Once you register you will be brought to the webcast player, you will hear music until the presentation starts

Make sure your speakers are on and turned all the way up

If you hear an echo you may have two webcast players up, please check and close one of the browsers

If you experience any buffering or connectivity problems please use the controls under the slide window to choose a different media player (we always offer you two, windows media and flash)

Please let me know if you have any questions about these instructions, or about anything else concerning the meeting. I look forward to your participation, and to your subsequent observations.

GL – July 12, 2010


Gary Lutin

Chairman, The Shareholder Forum

c/o Lutin & Company

575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor

New York, New York 10022

Tel: 212-605-0335





This Forum program is open, free of charge, to anyone concerned with investor interests in the development of standards for conducting shareholder meetings with electronic participation. As stated in the posted Conditions of Participation, the Forum's purpose is to provide decision-makers with access to information and a free exchange of views on the issues presented in the program's Forum Summary. Each participant is 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.

The organization of this Forum program was encouraged by Walden Asset Management, and is proceeding with the invited leadership support of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. and Intel Corporation to address issues relevant to broad public interests in marketplace practices, rather than investor decisions relating to only a single company. The Forum may therefore invite program support of several companies that can provide both expertise and examples of leadership relating to the issues being addressed.

Inquiries about this Forum program and requests to be included in its distribution list may be addressed to

The information provided to Forum participants is intended for their private reference, and permission has not been granted for the republishing of any copyrighted material. The material presented on this web site is the responsibility of Gary Lutin, as chairman of the Shareholder Forum.

Shareholder Forum™ is a trademark owned by The Shareholder Forum, Inc., for the programs conducted since 1999 to support investor access to decision-making information. It should be noted that we have no responsibility for the services that Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., introduced for review in the Forum's 2010 "E-Meetings" program and has since been offering with the “Shareholder Forum” name, and we have asked Broadridge to use a different name that does not suggest our support or endorsement.