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       COPYRIGHT 2001 DUN & BRADSTREET INC. - PROVIDED UNDER CONTRACT
                FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF SUBSCRIBER XXX-XXXXXXX.

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                             SUPPLIER EVALUATION

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DUNS: 80-473-5132            DATE PRINTED:               SUMMARY
                             NOV 29 200-                 -------

GORMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC          CONTROL         1965
                                           SALES F         $19,683,736
492 KOLLER STREET                          NET WORTH F     $3,160,644
SAN FRANCISCO  CA  94110-0000              EMPLOYS         110 TOTAL
TEL:  (650)  555-0000                                      100 HERE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: LESLIE SMITH, PRES        PRIMARY SIC NO. 2752
                                           COMMERCIAL PRINTING

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SPECIAL EVENTS
11/27/0-      On Mar 26, 200- the subject experienced a fire due to an
         earthquake.  According to Leslie Smith, president, damages amounted to
         $35,000 which were fully covered by their insurance company.  The
         business was closed for two days while employees settled personal
         matters.

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                  SUPPLIER RISK SCORE FOR THIS FIRM = 7

SUPPLIER RISK SCORE

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              Lowest Risk                            Highest Risk


                  1    2    3    4    5    6  < 7 >  8    9

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The Supplier Risk Score predicts the likelihood of a firm ceasing
business without paying all creditors in full, or reorganizing or
obtaining relief from creditors under state/federal law over the next
12 months. The score was calculated using a statistically valid model
derived from D&B's extensive data files.

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                         INCIDENCE OF FINANCIAL STRESS

The Incidence of Financial Stress is the proportion of firms with scores
in this range that discontinued operations with loss to creditors.
Based on historical data in Dun & Bradstreet's files, the Incidence of
Financial Stress over the past year was as follows:

     INCIDENCE OF FINANCIAL STRESS:               4.25%  (425 PER 10,000)
     - Supplier Risk Score of 7

     INCIDENCE OF FINANCIAL STRESS:                .80%  (80 PER 10,000)
     - National Average

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                         SUPPLIER RISK SCORE ANALYSIS

KEY FINANCIAL COMMENTARY:
  - Payment experiences exist for this firm which are greater than 60 days
    past due.
  - 27% of trade experiences indicate slow payment(s) are present.
  - Payment information indicates negative payment comments.
  - Evidence of open Suit(s), Lien(s) and Judgment(s) in the D&B database.
  - Business does not own facilities.
  - D&B files indicate a net worth of $3,160,644.
  - Age or date entered in the D&B files indicates lower risk.
  - Current liabilities to net worth suggests potential higher risk of
    financial stress.

RISK COMMENTARY
  - Suits, Liens, and/or Judgments are present - see PUBLIC FILINGS section.
  - Sales for the Fiscal year ending DEC, 200- are Up by 6.0%.
  - Net worth for the Fiscal year ending DEC, 200- is Up by 6.0%.
  - Average Payments are  54 day(s) beyond terms.
  - Average Industry Payments are  11 day(s) beyond terms.
  - Firm's debts on 106 occasion(s) have been placed for collection as
    reported to Dun & Bradstreet.
  - Fire or other disaster reported - see SPECIAL EVENTS and HISTORY sections.
  - Special events have been reported.
  - UCC Filings present - See PUBLIC FILINGS section.
  - Financing secured - See BANK/PUBLIC FILINGS sections.
  - Operations reported profitable.
  - Financial Appraisal Ranking is 2 based on a scale of 1 (Highest)
    to 4 (Lowest) compared to the industry.  The appraisal is a calculated
    average based on the firm's quartile ranking.
  - Statement prepared by Johnson, Jordan & Jones CPAs.
  - Under present management control 36 years.

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FINANCIAL PROFILE
  (Based On A Fiscal Statement Dated Dec. 31, 200-.)

  The Financial Appraisal Ranking of the Supplier = 2
  (Calculated average based upon the supplier's quartile ranking in the
   available ratios.  1 = highest through 4 = lowest)

             PROFITABILITY  SOLVENCY SHORT TERM  EFFICIENCY  DEBT UTILIZATION
             -------------  -------------------  ----------  ----------------
             (Return on     (Current    (Quick    (Assets/    (Total Liab/
              Net Worth)%    Ratio)      Ratio)    Sales)%     Net Worth)%

This Supplier    20.6          1.3        0.6       47.3          194.4

Industry Median  11.6          1.6        1.1       64.4          191.9

Quartile Rank     1            3          4          1              3
 (Supplier)

   Key to Quartile Rank:  1 = top quartile through 4 = bottom quartile.
   Industry norms based upon 50 establishments.

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OPERATION
11/27/0-      Commercial printing specializing in advertising posters,
         catalogs, circulars and coupons.
              ADDITIONAL TELEPHONE NUMBER(S): Facsimile (Fax) 415 555-1000;
         Toll-Free (800) 555-5555.
              Has 225 account(s).  Net 30 days.  Sells to commercial concerns.
         Territory : United States.
         Nonseasonal.
              EMPLOYEES:  110 which includes officer(s).  100 employed here.
              FACILITIES:  Rents 55,000 sq. ft. in a one story cinder block
         building.
              LOCATION:  Central business section on well traveled street.
              BRANCHES:  Subject maintains a branch at 1073 Boyden Road, Los
         Angeles, CA.

   Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Summary:
         2752 00 00  Commercial printing, lithographic

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HISTORY
11/27/0-
         LESLIE SMITH, PRES                 KEVIN J HUNT, SEC-TREAS
         DIRECTOR(S):  THE OFFICER(S)

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                   * * * CORPORATE AND BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS * * *
                        PROVIDED BY MANAGEMENT OR OTHER SOURCE
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         The Corporate Details provided below may have been submitted by the
         management of the subject business and may not have been verified with
         the government agency which records such data.

         REGISTERED NAME: Gorman Manufacturing Company, Inc.

         CORPORATION TYPE: PROFIT                 FILING DATE: 05/21/1965
         BUSINESS TYPE: CORPORATION
         REGISTRATION ID #: testcase102

         STATE OF ORGANIZATION (INCORPORATION): CALIFORNIA
         DATE OF ORGANIZATION (INCORPORATION) : 05/21/1965

         WHERE FILED: SECRETARY OF STATE/CORPORATIONS DIVISION, SACRAMENTO, CA

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         COMMON STOCK:
         AUTH SHARES - 200

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              Business started May 21 1965 by Leslie Smith and Kevin J Hunt.
         100% of capital stock is owned by the officers.
              LESLIE SMITH born 1926.  Graduated from the University of
         California, Los Angeles, CA, in June 1947 with a BS degree in Business
         Management.  1947-65 general manager for Raymor Printing Co, San
         Francisco, CA.  1965 formed subject with Kevin J Hunt.
              KEVIN J HUNT born 1925.  Graduated from Northwestern University,
         Evanston, IL in June 1946.  1946-1965 was general manager for Raymor
         Printing Co, San Francisco, CA.  1965 formed subject with Leslie
         Smith.
              AFFILIATE: The following is related through common principals,
         management and/or ownership.  Gorman Affiliate Ltd, San Francisco, CA,
         started 1965.  Operates as commercial printer.  Intercompany
         relations: None reported by management
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PUBLIC FILINGS

         The following data is for information purposes only and is not the
         official record.  Certified copies can only be obtained from the
         official source.

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                           * * * JUDGMENT(S) * * *
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DOCKET NO.: 94CV321
JDGMT AWARD: $100                             STATUS: Unsatisfied
JDGMT TYPE:  Default judgment                 DATE STATUS ATTAINED:  08/13/199-
AGAINST:     GORMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY,    DATE ENTERED:          08/13/199-
             INC                              LATEST INFO COLLECTED: 03/14/200-
IN FAVOR OF: JOHN SMITH
WHERE FILED: CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR
             COURT/MARTINEZ, MARTINEZ, CA
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                             * * * SUIT(S) * * *
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DOCKET NO.: 96CV123
SUIT AMOUNT: $1,000                           STATUS: Pending
PLAINTIFF:   JOHN SMITH                       DATE STATUS ATTAINED:  08/13/199-
DEFENDANT:   GORMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY,    DATE FILED:            08/13/199-
             INC                              LATEST INFO COLLECTED: 02/28/200-
CAUSE:       Civil Rights
WHERE FILED: CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR
             COURT/MARTINEZ, MARTINEZ, CA
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DOCKET NO.: SC19951218
SUIT AMOUNT: $20,000                          STATUS: Pending
PLAINTIFF:   DUN & BRADSTREET, BETHLEHEM, PA  DATE STATUS ATTAINED:  12/18/199-
DEFENDANT:   GORMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY,    DATE FILED:            12/18/199-
             INC                              LATEST INFO COLLECTED: 03/12/200-
CAUSE:       Breach of contract
WHERE FILED: KERN COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT /
             WEST DISTRICT, BAKERSFIELD, CA
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                             * * * LIEN(S) * * *
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         A lienholder can file the same lien in more than one filing
         location.  The appearance of multiple liens filed by the
         same lienholder against a debtor may be indicative of such
         an occurrence.
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FILING NO.: 1143348
TYPE:     State Tax                           STATUS: Open
FILED BY: az dept of economic security        DATE STATUS ATTAINED:  10/24/200-
AGAINST:  gorman manufacturing                DATE FILED:            10/24/200-
WHERE FILED: ORLEANS PARISH DISTRICT COURT,   LATEST INFO RECEIVED:  06/22/200-
             NEW ORLEANS, LA
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BOOK/PAGE: 23/506
AMOUNT:   $230 Sales and use                  STATUS: Released
TYPE:     State Tax                           DATE STATUS ATTAINED:  08/22/200-
FILED BY: STATE OF CALIFORNIA                 DATE FILED:            08/13/199-
AGAINST:  GORMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC   LATEST INFO COLLECTED: 10/29/200-
WHERE FILED: CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDERS
             OFFICE, MARTINEZ, CA
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BOOK/PAGE: 32/506
AMOUNT:   $50,000 Corporate income tax        STATUS: Open
TYPE:     Federal Tax                         DATE STATUS ATTAINED:  08/13/199-
FILED BY: INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE            DATE FILED:            08/13/199-
AGAINST:  GORMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC   LATEST INFO COLLECTED: 06/20/200-
WHERE FILED: CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDERS
             OFFICE, MARTINEZ, CA
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There are 2 Open and/or closed UCC's in Dun & Bradstreet's file that Dun &
Bradstreet has matched to this supplier at this address.  Details are available
by calling 1-800-DNB-DIAL.

The public record items contained in this report may have been paid, terminated
vacated or released prior to the date this report was printed.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT    (As reported to Dun & Bradstreet by the Federal
                       Government and other sources.)

  Congressional District:  08
                                         Possible Candidate for Socio-Economic
  Activity Summary:                       Program Consideration:

   Borrower (Dir/Guar):     -  NO         Labor Surplus Area:  -  N/A
   Administrative Debt:     -  NO         Small Business:      -  YES (200-)
   Contractor:              -  YES        Women-Owned:         -  N/A
   Grantee:                 -  NO         8(A) Firm:           -  N/A
   Party Excluded from                    Minority Owned:      -  N/A
    Federal Program(s):     -  NO

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PAYMENT TRENDS

  SUPPLIER VERSUS INDUSTRY PAYDEX
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              PRIOR 4 QTRS                  CURRENT 12 MONTH TREND
            '99 '00 --- ---    '00 '01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  Supplier  DEC MAR JUN SEP    DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
  PAYDEX    55  58  57  55     53  54  50  51  51  52  49  48  46  42  42  42

  Industry (Based on 1,125 establishments in SIC 2752)
  PAYDEX

    UP QRT  79  80  80  79     79          79          79          79
    MEDIAN  75  75  75  74     73          73          72          73
    LO QRT  66  66  66  65     65          63          63          64

  PAYDEX scores are updated daily and are based on up to 13 months of trade
  experiences from the Dun & Bradstreet trade file.


  PAYMENT SUMMARY                                 KEY TO PAYDEX
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  Average High Credit:             $58,675     PAYDEX       PAYMENT
  Highest Credit:               $1,000,000     ------       -------
  Placed for Collection:               106      100         ANTICIPATE
  Cash Experience(s):                    -       90         DISCOUNT
  No. of Trade Experience(s):          253       80         PROMPT
                                                 70         SLOW TO 15
                                                 50         SLOW TO 30
                                                 40         SLOW TO 60
                                                 30         SLOW TO 90
                                                 20         SLOW TO 120
                                                 UN         UNAVAILABLE

  Accounts are sometimes placed for collection even though the existence or
  amount of debt may be disputed.

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