Jerry H. Labowitz

Jerry H. Labowitz is a Managing Director in the Global Securities
Research and Economics Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. After an honorable
discharge in 1968 from the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam, he
spent the next four years at Portfolio Strategy Limited (a wholly owned
subsidiary of Alliance One Institutional Services), and then worked for
two Senior Analysts in the Electrical Equipment and Information
Processing Industries before joining Merrill Lynch with them in 1975. He
has been named a member of the Institutional Investor All-American
Research Team every year since 1980, 14 of which he was ranked number
one. Mr. Labowitz received a BA in Marketing from New York University
and is on the Dean’s Council at the NYU Gallatin School of
Individualized Study.