Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> September 20, 2000

Diversified Industries : James Samuels – Bank Of America Securities Llc

JAMES P. SAMUELS is a Managing Director in the industrial growth sector of the Banc of America Securities LLC Research Department. He joined the firm in 1998 and prior to that, had been an Analyst at Smith Barney since 1994, covering multi-industry companies. Prior to that, Mr. Samuels was the Director of Equity Research at Cigna, and a member of the Stock Selection Committee for the insurance company's $5 billion equity portfolio. He received his MBA from the Wharton Graduate School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Samuels was ranked sixth in the 1997 Institutional Investor 'All- American Research Team' in the Multi-Industry category, and fourth in the Greenwich Survey. Profile
TWST: Jim, first of all, what is your definition of a diversified or a

multi-industry company?

Mr. Samuels: The specific definition is a company that has at least

three distinct