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Item 304T of Regulation S-K
Note: This is a special temporary section that applies to issuers for which
Arthur Andersen LLP (or a foreign affiliate of Arthur Andersen LLP) had been engaged
as the independent public accountant to examine the issuer's financial statements,
or for which Arthur Andersen LLP (or a foreign affiliate of Arthur Andersen LLP)
had been engaged to examine a significant subsidiary's financial statements and
on which the principal public accountant expressed reliance in its report, on
or after March 14, 2002.
General rule. Those issuers for which this Item 304T
applies must comply with the requirements of Item 304,
except as indicated in paragraph (b) of this Item 304T.
Special disclosure standards for issuers to whom this
Item 304T applies. An issuer for which this Item 304T applies may comply
with Item 304(a)(3) in the following manner:
If Arthur Andersen LLP (or the foreign affiliate of
Arthur Andersen LLP, if applicable) has already provided the issuer with
a letter addressed to the Commission stating whether it agrees with the
statements made by the issuer in response to Item 304, and, if that letter
indicates that it does not agree, stating the respects in which it does
not agree, the issuer shall file that letter as an exhibit to the report
or registration statement containing this disclosure; or
If the issuer has not yet received that letter and
cannot obtain it after reasonable efforts, compliance with Item 304(a)(3)
is not required.
This temporary section will expire on December 31, 2002.
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