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12/31/14Thank you for another great year!
Austin, Texas, December 31, 2014 – As 2014 comes to a close, we at Hanger would like to take a moment to say thank you. We’re so fortunate that we have the honor of coming to work each day with the purpose of empowering human potential. We are inspired by each of you – our patients, customers, employees, and partners – every day. We wish you and your families an abundance of happiness in 2015!    About Hanger, Inc. – Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of ... 
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12/15/14NCIS: New Orleans episode to feature role played by Hanger Clinic patient Katy Sullivan
New Orleans, La., December 15th, 2014 – Tune in to “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16th, to see Hanger Clinic patient and Amputee Empowerment Partners National Coordinator Katy Sullivan. Sullivan, who was born without both her legs above-the-knee, will play a veteran named Taylor. The show airs at 9pm ET / 8pm CT, and more information on the show is available here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis-new-orleans/. About Katy Sullivan: Katy Sullivan, now 34-years-old, was born a... 
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12/05/14The Ellen DeGeneres Show to feature 9-year-old Hanger Clinic patient Ezra Frech
Los Angeles, Calif., December 8, 2014 – On Monday, December 8th, 2014, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will feature nine-year-old Hanger Clinic patient and above-knee amputee Ezra Frech. Be sure to tune in; you can find your local listing here: http://www.ellentv.com/page/2009/08/21/when-its-on/. About Ezra Frech: Nine-year-old Ezra Frech is an athletic little boy with an above-knee amputation. Born with a rare congenital disorder called FFU complex (femur-fibula-ulna), Frech underwent a chall... 
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11/16/14Hanger Postpones Release of Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it is postponing the release of its third quarter 2014 financial results and is cancelling its previously scheduled earnings conference call to allow additional time for the completion and review of its third quarter financial statements.  The Company will release its third quarter financial results and reschedule its conference call after the completion and review of its third quarter financial statements... 
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11/12/14Hanger to Release Third Quarter 2014 Financial Information on Monday, November 17 Before Market Opens and Host Conference Call at 9:00 am Eastern on Monday, November 17
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it plans to release financial information for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, on Monday, November 17, 2014 before the market opens.  A conference call immediately following the release is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Monday, November 17, 2014. Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A replay will be available until Monday, November 24, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and re... 
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11/06/14Hanger to Reschedule Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it is rescheduling the release of its third quarter 2014 earnings and related earnings conference call to allow additional time for the completion and review of its third quarter financial statements.  The Company expects to reschedule the call to occur the week of November 10th, and will issue a press release with the specific date prior to the event. About Hanger, Inc. – Built on the legacy of James E... 
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11/06/14Fox News features Hanger Clinic patient and marathon runner Edward Lychik
New York City, N.Y., November 6, 2014 – FoxNews.com recently featured Hanger Clinic patient Edward Lychik. The online article and video segment highlight the impressive athletic achievements of Lychik who lost his left leg through the hip as the result of a blast injury sustained while on duty in Afghanistan, serving as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army. The article and video clip can be viewed here: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/11/01/defying-odds-us-army-veteran-with-above-kn... 
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10/27/14Hanger Clinic Sponsors Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation
Austin, Texas, October 27, 2014 – The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) recently announced that Hanger Clinic has signed on as a Gold Level Sponsor. Hanger Clinic, a company that operates 760+ patient care clinics across the nation providing patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, has been a steady supporter of the work of OPAF & The First Clinics over the organization’s 20 year history with adaptive recreation opportunities and possibilities. In a... 
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10/17/14Hanger to Release Third Quarter 2014 Results on Thursday, November 6 After Market Close and Host Conference Call at 9:00 am Eastern on Friday, November 7
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it plans to report its results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 after the market closes.  A conference call to discuss these results is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Friday, November 7, 2014. Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A replay will be available until Friday, November 14, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referenc... 
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10/10/14Seattle firefighter among first civilians benefiting from IDEO, medical technology developed for wounded soldiers
Gig Harbor, Wash., October 10, 2014 – 36-year-old Seattle resident and firefighter Matt Runte was recently fit with an energy-storing medical technology initially designed for wounded soldiers called the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO). Earlier this week, Seattle-area journalist’s attended Runte’s clinical follow-up appointment with his Hanger Clinic Clinician and IDEO inventor Ryan Blanck, CPO. Following are some of the resulting news stories: KING-TV (NBC): Seattle firefighter, ... 
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10/09/14Sports Illustrated Kids contest includes 9-year-old Hanger Clinic patient Ezra Frech
Los Angeles, Calif., October 9, 2014 – Nine-year-old Hanger Clinic patient and above-knee amputee Ezra Frech is a finalist for the Sports Illustrated Kids “SportsKid of the Year”, and voting is open now until October 13th: http://www.sikids.com/skoty. Frech’s story can be viewed here, courtesy of Kids In the House. About Ezra Frech: Nine-year-old Ezra Frech is an athletic little boy with an above-knee amputation. Born with a rare congenital disorder called FFU complex (femur-fibula-ulna), ... 
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09/19/14People magazine features Hanger Clinic patients
New York, N.Y., September 19, 2014 – The September 22, 2014 issue of People magazine includes the story of Hanger Clinic patients Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf, and Winter the amputee dolphin. Hassan and Hussein, twins born conjoined from the chest to pelvis, underwent a life-saving surgery at just four months old to separate them. While the surgery was a success, it did leave the boys with just one leg and one kidney each. The twins, now four-years-old and nicknamed “Little Fighters”, have had ... 
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09/11/14Hanger announces Thomas Kiraly to become Chief Financial Officer
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that Thomas Kiraly, former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Sheridan Healthcare, will join Hanger as Executive Vice President on Oct. 1 and will become Chief Financial Officer during the fourth quarter 2014.  Mr. Kiraly will work closely with incumbent CFO George McHenry until Mr. Kiraly assumes the role of CFO later this year.  As previously announced, Mr. McHenry ... 
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09/05/14Good Morning America features four-year-old Hanger Clinic patient Rosie McRackan
New York, N.Y., September 5, 2014 –  This morning, four-year-old Hanger Clinic patient Rosie McRackan was featured on Good Morning America (GMA). Rosie was interviewed by GMA weather anchor Ginger Zee in Clearwater, Florida while they were both in the water with Winter, the amputee dolphin. The interview highlighted Winter’s story, and discussed Rosie’s connection to the dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap when she was only a few months old. Both Rosie and Winter have worn prosthetic d... 
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09/04/14Hanger Clinic patient and quadruple amputee Karen Crespo to participate in New York Fashion Week
New York, N.Y., September 4, 2014 – Tomorrow, Hanger Clinic patient and quadruple amputee Karen Crespo will be walking in fashion designer Carrie Hammer’s “Role Models Not Runway Models” New York Fashion Week show. Crespo, 30-years-old, contracted bacterial meningitis in 2011, necessitating the amputation of all four of her limbs to save her life. Crespo’s inspirational story and role in New York Fashion Week can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q306M8B9Y0o. Hanger Clinic Nation... 
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09/03/14Hanger Appoints Melissa Debes as Chief Accounting Officer
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced it has appointed Melissa Debes as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective September 8, 2014.  Ms. Debes has served as Corporate Controller at Hanger since March 11, 2014.   "In the few months Melissa has been with us, she has strengthened our accounting processes while fostering increased collaboration between our staff, our auditors, and our external financial consultants," Hanger President a... 
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08/13/14Hanger Announces Appointment of Asif Ahmad to Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that its Board of Directors elected Asif Ahmad to the Hanger Board as a director on August 13, 2014.  Mr. Ahmad is Chief Executive Officer and a director of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Inc., one of the largest independent providers of healthcare information technology and business process services.  Mr. Ahmad qualifies as an independent director under applicable New York Stock Exchange listing standards.  ... 
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08/07/14Hanger Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3.0% Net Sales Growth Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.40 Diluted EPS of $0.35 Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced its preliminary financial results for the second quarter 2014. Net sales were $275.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $8.1 million from net sales of $267.8 million for the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.40 for the second quarter of 2014, compared to second quarter... 
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08/05/14Hanger Reschedules Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it is rescheduling the release of its second quarter 2014 earnings to Thursday, August 7, 2014 after the market closes, and will hold its second quarter conference call at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Friday, August 8, 2014. The Company is postponing its earnings release to allow additional time for the completion and review of accounting for its cost of materials estimate, which is an area of focus for remediation of... 
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07/18/14Hanger to Release Second Quarter 2014 Results on Tuesday, August 5 After Market Close and Host Conference Call at 9:00 am Eastern on Wednesday, August 6
AUSTIN, Texas, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it plans to report its results of operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 after the market closes.  A conference call to discuss these results is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A replay will be available until Thursday, August 14, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing Con... 
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07/08/14The national TV show Morning Express with Robin Meade features Hanger Clinic patient Torri Biddle
Atlanta, Ga., July 8, 2014 – This morning, Hanger Clinic patient Torri Biddle was featured on Morning Express with Robin Meade on CNN’s Headline News (HLN). The segment can be viewed here: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/07/08/torri-biddle-buried-life-bionic-hand-hanger-clinic. Biddle is a young woman from Ohio who was born without part of her right arm and always dreamt of having a bionic hand to help with her everyday tasks. Hanger Clinic teamed up with a project called The Buried Life, and... 
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07/02/14Hanger donates $100,000 to establish Hanger Kids Scholarship to Camp No Limits
Camp No Limits camper Shaun McLaughlin Deven Jackson, the first recipient of the Hanger Kids Scholarship to Camp No Limits AUSTIN, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. has donated $100,000 to establish the 2014-2015 Hanger Kids Scholarship to Camp No Limits, a non-profit camp for children with limb loss or limb difference to receive education, mentorship, and support. "Over the past 10 years, through their volunteerism with Camp No Limits, our employees have... 
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06/17/14The Doctors national TV show features Hanger Clinic Upper Extremity expert
Los Angeles, Calif., June 17, 2014 – The Doctors national TV show recently featured Hanger Clinic Upper Extremity expert Bill Limehouse, CP FAAOP, who in partnership with the show and prosthetic manufacturer RSLSteeper, surprised a young man from Georgia. The young college student and aspiring professional drummer, Jason Barnes, lost his arm in a tragic workplace accident where he was nearly electrocuted. Barnes was in need of a bionic hand to help with everyday tasks many take for granted, incl... 
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05/12/14Hanger, Inc. announces Samuel M. Liang to become President of Hanger Clinic
Samuel M. Liang, Senior Vice President, Bayer HealthCare, Radiology and Interventional AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that Samuel M. Liang of Bayer HealthCare will join Hanger and become the President of Hanger Clinic, its largest patient care subsidiary.  Mr. Liang will start as an Executive Vice President at Hanger and work closely with incumbent Hanger Clinic President Richmond L. Taylor until the third quarter 2014, whe... 
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05/12/14Hanger, Inc. announces retirement of Rick Taylor, President of Hanger Clinic
Richmond L. Taylor, Executive Vice President of Hanger, Inc. and President and Chief Operating Officer of Hanger Clinic AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that Richmond L. Taylor, Executive Vice President of Hanger, Inc. and President and Chief Operating Officer of its patient care business Hanger Clinic, will retire effective December 31, 2014.  Mr. Taylor's successor has been selected  and will be announced today. --> ... 
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05/05/14Hanger Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2.7% Net Sales Growth Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.19 Diluted EPS of $0.17 Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced net sales of $235.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $6.2 million from net sales of $229.4 million for the first quarter of 2013. Adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes non-recurring tax costs, costs related to acquisitions and the implementation of the Company's new clinic management sy... 
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05/05/14Hanger Clinic teams up with The Buried Life and Invisible Children to provide 18-year-old with bionic hand
Amputee Empowerment Partners National Coordinator Carrie Davis, The Buried Life’s Ben Nemtin, and Torri Biddle Austin, Texas, May 5, 2014 – A young woman from Ohio named Torri Biddle was born without part of her right arm and always dreamt of having a bionic hand to help with her everyday tasks. Recently, Hanger Clinic teamed up with a project called The Buried Life, and a non-profit organization called Invisible Children, to get Biddle the hand she needed. Hanger Clinic National Upper ... 
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04/11/14Hanger to Release First Quarter 2014 Results on Monday, May 5 After Market Close and Host Conference Call at 9:00 am Eastern on Tuesday, May 6
AUSTIN, Texas, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it plans to report its results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, on Monday, May 5, 2014 after the market closes.  A conference call to discuss these results is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A replay will be available until Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing Conference I... 
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04/07/14Hanger, Inc. Announces CFO George McHenry Retiring at End of Year
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that George McHenry, Executive Vice President, Secretary, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will retire from the Company effective December 31, 2014. The Company is initiating a search to identify a successor Chief Financial Officer to replace Mr. McHenry.  Mr. McHenry will remain active as the Company's CFO until a successor is selected and then will serve in an advisory role until his retirement. "As a st... 
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03/24/14Hanger, Inc. Provides Update on Status of Form 10-K Filing
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that it continues to work to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 as soon as possible.  As previously disclosed by the Company in its Form 12b-25 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), the Company is unable to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K because of the additional time required to complete the testing and assessment of internal controls, including the te... 
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03/18/14Congratulations to the Hanger Clinic athletes who competed in Sochi
Sochi, Russia, March 18, 2014 – Several Hanger Clinic patients recently traveled to Sochi where they competed in the 2014 winter games and represented the United States of America well. We at Hanger are very proud of each of the athletes and their significant accomplishments. U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Sgt. Jon Lujan was selected by his peers to serve as the flag bearer for the U.S. Team. Lujan proudly carried the U.S. flag at the opening ceremony that took place on March 7, 2014. Lujan, an alpi... 
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03/07/14Hanger Clinic patients to compete in Sochi
Sochi, Russia, March 7, 2014 – Several Hanger Clinic patients are currently in Sochi where they will compete in the 2014 winter games. The opening ceremony is today, and competitions will take place throughout the week, ending on Sunday, March 16, 2014 with the closing ceremony. The Hanger Clinic athletes participating include: -Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, Alpine Skier -Josh Pauls, Sled Hockey Team Member -U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Sgt. Jon Lujan, Alpine Skier In addition to comp... 
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02/13/14Hanger announces publication of WalkAide INSTRIDE clinical trial findings and provides update on CMS submission
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced the publication of the findings of the Company's INSTRIDE WalkAide trial in the peer-reviewed journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  The Company has submitted these findings to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of a request for expanded coverage for the WalkAide. The clinical trial proved that the WalkAide is equivalent to the current standard of care, the Ankle Foot Orthos... 
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02/12/14Hanger Reports 7% Net Sales Growth and 8% Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth for 2013
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reports 2013 Adjusted Diluted EPS of $1.95 Reports 2013 Diluted EPS of $1.80 Establishes 2014 Financial Guidance Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced net sales of $278.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, an increase of $8.6 million from net sales of $269.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.  Adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes non-recurring tax costs, costs related to acquisitions and costs related... 
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02/10/14Hanger Announces Appointment of Richard Pettingill to Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that its Board of Directors elected Richard Pettingill, retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, a large network of  healthcare providers in Minnesota, to the Hanger Board as a director effective February 6, 2014.  Mr. Pettingill qualifies as an independent director under applicable New York Stock Exchange listing standards.  "Dick is a proven leader in the healthcare i... 
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01/30/14Hanger Announces Preliminary Results for Fiscal Year 2013
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) today announced that it anticipates adjusted diluted earnings per share for fiscal year 2013 to be between $1.94 and $1.96, which is below the previous guidance range of $2.08 to $2.11 for adjusted earnings per diluted share provided by the Company on October 29, 2013. On a reported basis, the Company expects earnings per diluted share to be between $1.79 and $1.81. Adjusted earnings per diluted share excludes certain tax bene... 
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01/17/14Hanger to Release Fourth Quarter 2013 Results on Wednesday, February 12 After Market Close and Host Conference Call at 9:00 am Eastern on Thursday, February 13
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced today that it plans to report its results of operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 after the market closes.  A conference call to discuss these results is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., ET, on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A replay will be available until Friday, February 21, 2014, by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and ref... 
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