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One-day biz reporting seminar in Seattle

June 8, 2006

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, one of the world’s top business schools, is joining with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the National Press Foundation to offer a special one-day seminar to do just that in Seattle on June 23.

There is no cost, but reservations are required. To attend, you must RSVP with your name, title, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address to programs@nationalpress.org. The program is designed with plenty of time for questions and answers and everything is on-the-record. Much of the day will emphasize understanding financial statements. A maximum of 40 journalists will be admitted. To attend, you must be employed as a print, broadcast or online journalist, or be an active freelancer. Journalists must provide for their own travel.

The seminar will be held in the fourth floor South Auditorium of The Henry Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Ave. (between Madison and Marion, next door to the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco). The program starts sharply at 10 a.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. The program ends at 4 p.m.

Sessions include:

— Understanding Financial Statements -– John R. Percival, Ph.D., adjunct professor of finance and specialist in executive education, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

— Understanding Economic Indicators –- Gary Zimmerman, economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

To reserve a seat or for more information contact the National Press Foundation, or visit http://www.nationalpress.org. E-mail is programs@nationalpress.org. Call 202-663-7285. Fax is 202- 530-2855. Provide name, affiliation, address, telephone, email and fax. First come, first served.

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