This excerpt taken from the HME DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2005.
Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance
Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, requires the Companys executive officers and directors, and persons who own more than 10% of a registered class of the Companys equity securities, to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC and the New York Stock Exchange. Officers, directors and greater than 10% stockholders are required to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.
To the Companys knowledge, based solely on review of the copies of such reports furnished to the Company and written representations that no other reports were required during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, all Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to its executive officers, directors and greater than 10% beneficial owners were satisfied, except that the following events were not reported on a timely filed Form 4, but were subsequently reported on Form 4 and are reflected in this Proxy Statement: (i) the issuance under the Companys Deferred Bonus Plan of 54 shares to Johanna Falk at the end of the deferral period; (ii) the issuance of 4 gift shares to Janine Schue from the Company; (iii) the issuance of 704 shares to Amy Taits spouse pursuant to the DRIP as a result of some of her spouses stock being inadvertently enrolled in dividend reinvestment; (iv) the transfer of 6,036 shares from a custodial account controlled by Norman Leenhouts to a custodial account controlled by Amy Tait; (v) the gift of 1,300 shares from Norman Leenhouts to Amy Tait; and (vi) the deposit of 96 shares into John Smiths 401-K account through dividend reinvestment.