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9:48am EDT July 22, 2002

The following is a list of the 32 stand-alone companies headquartered in Northeast Ohio which went public between the 1988 and 1996, with the year of their IPO and their stock ticker symbol. It does not include real estate investment trusts, or REITs, of which there were 11 in this area during the same period.

Year Company Stock Symbol Description

1988 American Steel & Wire Corp. (RODS) Steel works and blast furnaces

1988 Novaferon Labs Inc. (—) Biological products

1988 Phonetel Technologies Inc. (PHN) Communication services

1988 Riser Foods Inc. (RSR) Grocery stores

1989 Chempower Inc. (CHEM) Hazardous waste management

1990 Mr. Coffee Inc. (JAVA) Electric housewares and fans

1990 North Coast Energy Inc. (NCEB) Crude petroleum & natural gas

1991 Royal Appliance Mfg. Co. (RAM) Household appliances

1992 Capital American Finl Corp. (CAF) Accident & health insurance

1992 Chart Industries Inc. (CTI) Fabricated plate work

1992 PVF Capital Corp. (PVFC) Savings institution

1992 Providence Health Care Inc. (PHCI) Skilled nursing care facility

1992 Signature Brands USA Inc. (SIGB) Electric housewares and fans

1992 Steris Corp. (STRL) Surgical appliance supplies

1993 Corrpro Companies Inc. (CO) Engineering services

1993 DIY Home Warehouse Inc. (DIYH) Lumber and building materials

1993 Emerald Financial Corp. (EMLD) Savings institution

1993 Geon Co. (GON) Plastics and resins manufacturer

1993 OM Group Inc. (OMP) Industrial inorganic chemicals

1993 Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC) Household audio/video equipment

1994 Cohesant Technologies Inc. (COHT) General industrial machinery

1994 First Kent Financial Corp. (FKFC) Savings institution

1994 Officemax Inc. (OMX) Office supplies

1994 Olympic Steel Inc. (ZEUS) Metals service centers

1994 Sinter Metals Inc. (SNM) Motor vehicles parts

1994 Sports Sciences Inc. (SSCI) Games and software products

1995 Advanced Lighting Tech Inc. (ADLT) Electric lighting

1995 Gliatech (GLIA) Pharmaceutical products

1996 Collaborative Clinical Research (CCLR) Physical and biological research

1996 Mazel Stores Inc. (MAZL) Nondurable goods – wholesale

1996 NCS Healthcare Inc. (NCSS) Drug and proprietary stores

1996 Roadway Express Inc. (ROAD) Trucking services