Mr. Skadden has served as our company's Corporate Legal Consul for approximately 25 years. During this time his relationship with the company has been both as a contracted professional, and as an employee. He has assisted us with virtually every aspect of corporate law, including various mergers and acquisitions, creation and termination of offices in foreign countries, contracts review/negotiations (domestic and foreign), creation of stock and stock options plans, and general HR related services. Mr. Skadden has demonstrated exemplary capabilities in these areas, and we would not hesitate to recommend him for similar activities with other companies.