Matthew Ripperger

MATTHEW RIPPERGER, a Vice President and Equity Research Analyst
at JP Morgan, joined the company in May 2001 to follow healthcare
services companies, specifically post-acute care companies and
companies that provide outsourced services to providers and
payors. Mr. Ripperger has been in equity research following the
healthcare services space since August 1996. Prior to joining JP
Morgan, he was at UBS Warburg from March 1999 to May 2001 and
prior to that at Salomon Smith Barney from August 1996 until
March 1999. Mr. Ripperger is a graduate of Columbia College.