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NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS TOPIC OF ASM TALK

November 7, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE On Thursday, November 16 The Anderson Schools of Management is hosting a special guest speaker with expertise in Financial Accounting Standard 133 the ruling that dramatically changes the accounting rules for derivatives.

Stanley Friedman, PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, and Chairman and CEO of Solution133.com will give a public talk at 5:30 p.m. in the Anderson Schools of Management Building in Room 1017. He will discuss FAS 133, its implications for businesses, and how it led to the creation of Solution133.com, a PricewaterhouseCoopers dot.com subsidiary. A public reception in the Ford Motor Company Planning & Placement Center will follow the talk from 6:45 7:30 p.m.

The Wall Street Journal writes: "FAS 133 guidelines require that your business report all derivatives at fair market value and determine hedge effectiveness - a massive undertaking. Where will you turn for help? Solution133.com (TM), a joint venture between PricewaterhouseCoopers and Gifford Fong Associates, is dedicated to making a difficult compliance and reporting process easierm saving you and your company valuable time and effort. Simply log onto www.Solution133.com and see what we can do for you." Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2000, p. B17.

In addition to supervising the Internet startup, Friedman is also Chairman and CEO of Applied Decision Analysis, a wholly owned subsidary of PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his 27 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Friedman's responsibilities have ranged from engagement partner to managing partner of the Arizona and Nevada practice offices. He received his B.A. from California State University, Northridge, and his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

For more information on this public lecture, please contact The Anderson Schools of Management at 277-6264.

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