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Roundtable Forum: Automobile & Auto Parts Industry

MATTHEW T. STOVER is a Director at Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. Previously, he was associated with PaineWebber Inc. as a First Vice President, as well as with Bear, Stearns & Co. Mr. Stover received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Fordham University. He is a member of the Automobile Analyst Splinter Group of New York and the Society of Automobile Engineers. Profile
DAVID LEIKER leads research efforts in covering the automotive sector at Robert W. Baird & Co. Mr. Leiker rejoined Baird in 1997 after nine years at Cleary Gull Reiland & McDevitt, Inc., and two earlier years at Baird. He was named runner-up in the Reuters Institutional Investor survey in the autos and auto parts industry among boutique investment firms; in 2002, he was selected for The Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Analyst Survey for autos and auto Parts; and he was named among the top-10 analysts in The Reuters Survey for US larger companies in the automobiles and components industry. He received a BSBA degree in Finance from Creighton University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he participated in the Applied Security Analysis Program. Mr. Leiker is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Profile
DAVID GARRITY is Head of Global Automotive Research in the US Equities Research Department of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson North America. He has more than 12 years experience in the automotive sector. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Garrity was most recently a Principal Member of GVA Research, LLC. Earlier, he served as an Executive Director and Senior Auto Analyst at CIBC Oppenheimer, where he headed their North American sector research effort. He has also served as a Vice President and Senior Auto Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Garrity received an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Northwestern University and a BA in Classics and Philosophy from the College of Holy Cross. Profile
TWST: David, will you review the performance of the auto and auto parts

stocks in 1999 and year to date?

Mr. Garrity: Well, let's just say that 1999 was certainly a challenging

year for both