Michael D. Bills
, Landon H. Rowland and Steven L. Scheid for election as directors of the Company for a term ending at the 2009 Annual Meeting.
...Michael D. Bills
, Landon H. Rowland, and Steven L. Scheid for election as directors of the Company for a term ending at the 2009 Annual Meeting.
, Rowland and Scheid are current directors of the Company.
, Rowland and Scheid would be unable to stand for election, but if that were to happen, the Board may reduce the size of the Board, designate a substitute or leave a vacancy unfilled.
...Michael D. Bills, age 48, has been a director of the Company since March 2004.He has served as the President of Bluestem Asset Management, LLC since he founded the company in 2003.From 2001 to 2003, he served as the Chief Investment Officer for the University of Virginia Investment Management Company.
Since 2000 and from 1992 to 1995, he
has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Virginia
, McIntire School of Commerce
.He has also served as Senior Managing Director of Tiger Management, LLC, a global money management firm from 1986 to 1991 and from 1995 to 1999.He is also a director of Integraph Corporation.
Based on this review and the definition of independence in the Company's corporate governance guidelines, the Board has affirmatively determined that it is currently composed of a majority of independent directors, and that the following directors are independent and have no material relationships with the Company (other than being a director and shareholder): Paul F. Balser, Michael D. Bills
, G. Andrew Cox, James P. Craig, Deborah R. Gatzek, Robert T. Parry, Landon H. Rowland and Robert Skidelsky.
The members of this Committee are Paul F. Balser, Michael D. Bills
, G. Andrew Cox, Robert T. Parry and Robert Skidelsky, each of whom is independent under the standards established by the Board and the NYSE