From: Henry Hofmann []
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:33 AM
Subject: S7-19-03

This message is sent in support of the proposal to allow investor nominees for the boards of directors on the proxy ballot. As an investor, I am also a part-owner in the company whose shares I own and, therefore, should have a voice in the election process for the board of directors. Even though I feel that this proposal does NOT go far enough in granting a voice to individual investors, it is a step in the right direction by allowing investors' nominations an equal footing with managements' choices in the BOD election process - therefore, giving special-interests a little less control in this process. Recent events at Disney, with 43% of investors withholding their vote for Michael Eisner, shows that a proposal such as S7-19-03 is needed and has been long overdue.

Thank you for your time,

Henry Hofmann
Los Angeles, CA