From: Scott Troutman [smtroutman@charter.net]
Sent: March 30, 2004
To: rule-comments@sec.gov
Subject: File No. S7-19-03


I have seen the changes you have proposed to allow shareholders to put up nominees for the Board of Directors. While only a first step it appears to be a good thing. As a Lucent stockholder and former employee we could do nothing to get rid of some seriously dead wood. Thank you.

Scott Troutman
Altoona, Pa