EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the SEC. All publicly traded domestic companies use EDGAR to make the majority of their filings. (Some foreign companies file voluntarily.) Form 10-K, which includes the annual report, is required to be filed on EDGAR. The SEC makes this information available on the Internet.
1. Answer the following questions:
a. Describe the subsequent events disclosed by the company.
b. Which firm is the company's auditor? What type of audit opinion did the auditor render?
2. Access the proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 23, 2009 (the proxy statement designation is Def 14A) and answer the following questions:
a. What is the principal position of Ron Marshall?
b. What was the annual salary paid to Mr. Marshall?