U.S. firms tend to be a little more flexible. They'll take people with less experience, as long as they are willing to learn the appropriate skills.

They already made a hostile bid once and our board reviewed it and rejected it.

We are relieved to put this issue behind us so that we can focus more sharply on the key factors that drive our business results and that continued to challenge us throughout 1999, ... It is difficult at this time to predict what impact, if any, the settlements will have on these factors.

There has been no hostility yet, ... We're keeping our fingers crossed.