June 28, 2005

Subject: Independent Chair

Chairman, Commissioners, Secretary and Acting Director

Please note that I participated in the development of the attached letter from the Mutual Fund Directors Forum, agree with and fully support its content. I am only sorry that logistics prevented my name from being attached to the original.

I thank you for taking the time to explore and discuss this most important topiic for the shareholders of what, I believe, to be the best investment vehicle available to the general population.

Gary N. Wilner
Independent Chair, The Oakmark Funds