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Monday, 03/31/2003

EK - Eastman Kodak

Company Description

The Eastman Kodak Company is one of the largest manufacturers of photographic equipment. Their products include chemicals, film, paper, cameras, camera parts and optical products. The company also was a large producer of non-photographic goods, such as fibers, plastics commercial chemicals and computer diskettes. George Eastman founded the company in 1880. His goal was to make amateur picture taking easier and less expensive. George Eastman changed the photography world by introducing roll film, which used a paper base instead of a glass one in 1885. The company marketed its first camera in 1888 and in 1889 the company introduced the first flexible, transparent roll film for commercial purposes. The company's headquarters are in Rochester, New York.

Products and services of the Health Imaging segment enable healthcare customers to capture, process, integrate, archive and display images and information in a variety of forms. The Commercial Imaging segment encompasses Kodak's operations in imaging solutions, providing image-capture, analysis, printing and archiving. The Kodak components group is comprised of the Kodak display business, the imaging sensor solutions business and an optics business.

Reasons to Invest

Eastman Kodak Company primarily develops, manufactures and markets consumer, professional, health and other imaging products and services. For the fiscal year ended 12/31/02, revenues decreased 3% to $12.84 billion. Net income from continuing operations totaled $793 million, up from $81 million. Revenues reflect lower sales in the consumer business due to the continued deteriorating economic conditions. Earnings reflect lower restructuring costs. However, research developments and acquisitions make Eastman Kodak a stock worth examining for DRIP purchase.

DuPont Engineering Polymers Acquires Plastics Business from Eastman Kodak Company Mar 05, 2003 DuPont Engineering Polymers announced that it has acquired the high-performance crystalline plastics business from Eastman Chemical Company. DuPont is acquiring the technology rights and other business intellectual property, including formulations and marketing information, but not including physical assets or any transfer of people. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.& nbsp; Stewart's GlobeXplorer Acquires Citipix Aerial Imagery Archive from Eastman Kodak Company Mar 03, 2003Stewart Geo Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., announced that its subsidiary, GlobeXplorer LLC, has acquired Citipix aerial imagery from Eastman Kodak Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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DRIP Information:

If you have questions about Eastman Kodak Company, 
you may contact: Coordinator, Shareholder Services Eastman Kodak Company 343 State Street Rochester, NY 14650-0205 716-724-5492 DRIP Information: Shares to Qualify = 1 Auto-reinvestment = yes Min/Max = $150/$120,000 start-up/per year $10 initial set up fee Reinvestment Fees - yes (minimal) Dividend investment fees: yes (minimal) Cash investment fees: minimum transaction fees Auto reinvestment fees: minimum transaction fees If you have questions about the Eastman Kodak Shares Program, please contact the Program Agent: Fleet National Bank Eastman Kodak Shares Program P.O. Box 43016 Providence, RI 02940-3016 800-253-6057

 
 

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