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This excerpt taken from the NUVA 10-Q filed May 12, 2005.

1. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

        In December 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (SFAS) No. 123R, Share-Based Compensation, which supersedes Accounting Principles Board (APB) Opinion No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees, and its related implementation guidance. SFAS No. 123R focuses primarily on accounting for transactions in which an entity obtains employee services through share-based payment transactions. SFAS No. 123R requires a public entity to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for the award of equity investments based on the fair value of the award at the date of grant. The cost will be recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award. On April 14, 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a release announcing the adoption of a new rule delaying the required implementation of SFAS No. 123R. Under this new rule, SFAS No. 123R is effective as of the beginning of the first annual reporting period that begins after June 15, 2005. We are currently evaluating the provisions of SFAS No. 123R and will adopt it in the first quarter of 2006, as required. The adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) will have a significant impact on the Company's earnings, however the adoption will not significantly impact the Company's financial position or cashflows.

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Item 2.    Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Forward-Looking Statements May Prove Inaccurate

        This report and the documents incorporated herein by reference contain forward-looking statements based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "projections," "may," "potential," "plan," "continue" and words of similar import, constitute "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements contained in this report involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these statements. These factors include those listed under the "Risk Factors" section contained below and in our Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on May 13, 2004, and the other documents we file with the SEC, including our most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. We do not undertake any obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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