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Additional Guidance for Filing Form LM-30

Reports are not required on bona fide investments in securities traded on a registered national securities exchange, in shares of a registered investment company, in securities of a registered public utility holding company, or on any income from such bona fide investments.

Publicly traded securities means bona fide investments in 1) securities traded on a registered national securities exchange under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 2) in shares in an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, or 3) in securities of a public utility holding company registered under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, and income derived from such securities. The American Stock Exchange, Boston Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, International Securities Exchange, National Stock Exchange (formerly the Cincinnati Stock Exchange), New York Stock Exchange, Pacific Exchange, and Philadelphia Stock Exchange are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The NASDAQ stock market is not a registered national securities exchange. As registration status may change, the filer should seek current information. Public investment companies comprise certain mutual funds, closed end funds, and unit investment trusts. Interstate public utility holding companies are engaged, through subsidiaries, in the electric utility business or in the retail distribution of natural or manufactured gas. A filer may determine whether an exchange is registered with the SEC by making inquiries with the exchange or by consulting the SEC. A list of registered exchanges is maintained by the SEC on its web site. A filer may determine whether an investment company or public utility holding company is registered with the SEC by making inquiries to the companies, checking any prospectus, or consulting the SEC. A list of registered public utility companies is maintained by the SEC on its web site.

You must complete Part C if you received any payment of money or other thing of value from any employer not covered under Part A or B or from any labor relations consultant to an employer. You are not required to report any payments of the kind referred to in section 302(c) of the Labor Management Relations Act.

As a general rule, the section 302(c) exclusions concern: (1) any money or other thing of value payable by an employer to (a) an employee whose established duties include acting openly for the employer in matters of labor relations or personnel administration, or (b) any officer or employee of a labor organization who also is an employee or former employee of such employer, as compensation for, or by reason of, his service as an employee of such employer; (2) money or other thing of value payable in satisfaction of a judgment, arbitral award, settlement or release of any claim in the absence of fraud or duress; (3) with respect to the sale or purchase of an article or commodity at the prevailing market price in the regular course of business; (4) with respect to deductions from wages in payment of dues in a labor organization by written assignment; (5) with respect to money or other thing of value paid to a trust fund established by the representative of an employer's employees for the sole benefit of these employees, their families and dependents to pay for medical care, pensions, compensation for occupational injury, unemployment benefits, life insurance, disability insurance or accident insurance; (6) with respect to money or other thing of value paid by any employer to a trust fund established by the representative of the employer's employees for the purpose of pooled vacation, holiday, severance or similar benefits, or apprenticeship or training programs; (7) with respect to money or other thing of value paid by any employer to an individual or pooled trust fund for the purpose of (a) educational scholarships for the benefit of employees, families, and dependents, (b) child care centers, or (c) employee housing; (8) with respect to money or other thing of value paid by any employer to a trust for defraying the costs of legal services; or (9) with respect to money or other thing of value paid by any employer to a labor management committee.

Last Updated: 03/30/05