Specific examples of forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the status of the internal investigation, the timing of the filing of any required restated financial statements, the effect of improvements on the Company's stock option granting
practices, the ability to enter into any settlement agreement with the IRS, the size of any IRC Section 409A impact, the magnitude of any accounting adjustments, whether the Company will be able to file all of its restated and delinquent financial statements by the deadlines prescribed by NASDAQ, and whether the proposed tender offer will be successful.
In the West Virginia example cited earlier, the state police did not call a granting
agency and ask them what kinds of projects they were funding; rather, state police investigators had an idea for a particular project and inquired whether that particular project could be funded.
The independent investigation has taken over four months and consisted of a review of over 200 stock option granting
Since February 2001, there have been a number of changes in our stock administration process to improve controls relating to the process of granting
stock option awards.
This holiday season, the Los Angeles Lakers will be seeing stars beyond those in the courtside seats at Staples Center, as they assist in granting
their first wish child's wish publicly and display their support for The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles' holiday season campaign, "A Season of Wishes(TM)," launching on November 20, 2005.