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Subject:  Re: Las Vegas Presentation Date:  4/1/2008  8:22 PM
Author:  hheiserman Number:  1485 of 1817

investinginfinity -

This is my estimate of the percentage increase or decrease in shares outstanding.

If share count increases, this reduces per-share earnings, which is a negative for us stockholders.

If, on the other hand, shares outstanding show a pattern of decreasing every year over the last several years, then I'll use a negative number. A decline in shares outstanding increases earnings per share, which benefits us stockholders.

If I didn't answer your question, please let me know.

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