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This excerpt taken from the SBN 10-K filed Dec 20, 2005.
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, the Company tests goodwill for impairment on at least an annual basis.  In accordance with SFAS




No. 142, the Company evaluates the carrying value of goodwill at the end of its fiscal year and between annual evaluations if events occur or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of the reporting unit below its carrying amount.  Such circumstances could include, but are not limited to, (1) a significant adverse change in legal factors or in business climate, (2) unanticipated competition, or (3) an adverse action or assessment by a regulator.  When evaluating whether goodwill is impaired, the Company compares the fair value of the reporting unit to which the goodwill is assigned to its carrying amount, including goodwill.  If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, then the amount of the impairment loss must be measured.  The impairment loss would be calculated by comparing the implied fair value of reporting unit goodwill to its carrying amount.  In calculating the implied fair value of goodwill, the fair value of the reporting unit is allocated to all of the other assets and liabilities of that unit based on their fair values.  The excess of the fair value of a reporting unit over the amount assigned to its other assets and liabilities is the implied fair value of goodwill.  An impairment loss would be recognized when the carrying amount of goodwill exceeds its implied fair value.  The Company’s September 30, 2005, 2004 and 2003 assessments of goodwill in accordance with SFAS No. 142 resulted in no impairment losses.


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