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Date: November 15, 2004
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CZARNECKI CONTRIBUTES TO BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION REPORT

BOCA RATON , Fla.-- Gerald Czarnecki, Chairman and CEO of the Deltennium Group, contributed as a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Leadership to the 2004 Blue Ribbon Commission Report. The Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) is organized and appointed by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the corporate governance needs of directors and boards.

Czarnecki's appointment to the Commission stems from his expertise in corporate governance issues, as well as his professional role as a consultant, speaker and author on the subject of leadership at every level in an organization.

The BRC Report provides directors with the first profession-wide clarification of exactly how specific board leadership roles should be divided between the leaser of the independent directors and the leader of the company. The 2004 edition addresses the questions that are increasingly frequent among boards of directors in the wake of the governance reforms: What is the recommended model for independent board leadership? Who is the leader of the board? What are the advantages of a lead director versus a non-executive chairman?

"The Blue Ribbon Commission Report was put together after careful research and thoughtful debate by some of the most highly-regarded experts in corporate governance," said Czarencki. "The result is a truly valuable resource for boards of directors."

Czarnecki's current professional activities include his role at the Deltennium Group as consultant, investor, professional speaker and author. Headquartered in Boca Raton , the Deltennium Group engages in consulting, training, speaking, researching and investing to further its mission of helping leaders and organizations achieve peak performance.

Czarnecki is also a member of the boards of directors of State Farm Insurance (where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee) and State Farm Bank. He has a long-standing commitment to Junior Achievement, and is currently on the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Operations Committee, the Pension Committee and the Compensation Committee of Junior Achievement Worldwide, Inc.