Eric Veiel

ERIC VEIEL joined Wachovia in June 2003 and is currently a Senior
Analyst covering the managed care sector. Prior to joining Wachovia, Mr.
Veiel was a Senior Analyst for Deutsche Bank Securities and before that
A.G. Edwards & Sons where he covered managed care, pharmacy benefit
management, specialty distribution, and other healthcare services
companies. Before his career in investment research, he worked for the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where he specialized in audit
and compliance of Medicare HMO contracts. Mr. Veiel earned a Master of
Business Administration degree from the John M. Olin School of Business
at Washington University where he was named a Charles F. Knight Scholar
as one of the top 10 MBA graduates. Mr. Veiel also earned a Bachelor of
Business Administration degree from James Madison University where he
graduated magna cum laude, with distinction from the Honors Program.
Mr. Veiel has published articles in academic and trade journals
including The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and The Health Care
Financing Review and been a guest on several television programs
including CNBC and Nightly Business Review. He was named Best on the
Street in 2002 for his stock picking by the Wall Street Journal. In June
2003, Mr. Veiel was named one of Wall Street’s Top Analysts by Bloomberg
Markets Magazine.