This excerpt taken from the ANLY DEFA14A filed Aug 30, 2005.
Nasdaq: CHRZ). Buckinghams newsletter has recommended both stocks in the past and he currently owns the stock of both companies in the Al Frank Fund. In a TPS Hotline sent to subscribers on August 16, 2005, Buckingham wrote that, despite some organized opposition to the transaction, We far more often than not tend to side with management in terms of whats best for the companies involved in a mutually-agreed-upon merger, of which ANLY/CHRZ is one. He also noted that he likes the fact that the companies would be operating from a larger base, making the combined company more competitive, and that there would be cost-savings opportunities targeted at about $15 million.