The 100 companies included in the VSS Media 100(sm) were chosen by senior professionals at Veronis Suhler Stevenson ("VSS") and are intended merely as a representation of the media and communications segments as defined by VSS. The selection of companies used in the VSS Media 100 is based on weighted criteria whereby each communications segment is represented by a percentage of companies that, in VSS's assessment, reflect the segment's share of the communications industry. The weighted criteria was determined by VSS proprietary methodology that factors in spending data from the VSS Communication Industry Forecast and revenue data from the VSS Communications Industry Report. The companies listed here were not soley selected on the basis of factors such as their market capitalization or revenues. The companies generate a majority of their revenues in North America and are publicly listed on U.S. stock exchanges. THE LIST IS NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE INVESTMENT ADVICE OR AN ENDORSEMENT BY VSS OF ANY OF THE COMPANIES NAMED THEREIN. The VSS Media 100 may be adjusted as necessary without further notice to account for future developments including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, or other market developments, and will be reviewed periodically. ALL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS." ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR WARRANTIES AS TO ANY RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION. Website design and content copyright © 2002 Veronis Suhler Stevenson. All rights reserved worldwide. "VSS Media 100" is a service mark of Veronis Suhler Stevenson.