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  • stk_hnter stk_hnter Mar 1, 2011 9:24 AM Flag

    I can't believe it - all these years later amrithebest is still here

    thang_cue (great nickname LOL) and tstockpicker,

    Thank you for sharing your views with this message board.

    I do not want to violate anyone's privacy. Specifically, I do not want anyone to divulge the identity of "A.K." Not that it would matter to me, but I assume it would matter to others.

    I would like to ask the both of you a question: In your opinion, is amrithebest/A.K. a naive employee who believes that if we all post positive comments here, it will drive-up the stock price of AMRI? That's my theory and I just wanted to see if it holds water. You seem to know him, so I just wanted to hear your views, satisfy my curiosity, verify some of my theories and eliminate some of my far fetched theories.

    Stock Hunter

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    • I don't know for a FACT that's who it is, but I know of many people who independently have arrive at the same conclusion. As far as I am aware, he still works there.

      For the record, I give D'Ambra a GREAT amount of credit for building the company up as far as he did. I think he was the perfect person to lead it as a small company. Now that it's not a small company (and hasn't been for about 10 years), he's not really sure what to do with it.

      It is my opinion that amrithebest is an extremely over the top optimist and a big believer in Tommy D's abilities. It is also my opinion that senior management is aware of amrithebest (I remember emails coming out telling well-meaning employees to stay off message boards in perhaps 2004-2005 when he was particularly active) and might even have an inkling of who he is, which would keep them from telling him very much of consequence that wasn't public. I don't think he has any more inside information than your run-of-the-mill employee, and thus is not of much more value than entertainment.

      You'll notice the language he uses is of someone on the outside of a rock concert trying to imagine how cool it is inside. It's all "imagine what great plans Dr. D'Ambra has" or "they must have so many compounds in their pipeline".

      This is just someone who enjoys a career there and likes their work, without questioning management's strategies, even when they seem to lead to trouble more often than not. He will truly go down with his ship as a loyal Gilligan to his nearly God-like Skipper.

      In short, I don't think he's trying to drive up the stock price so much as he thinks it's an injustice when it tanks, and blames pessimists and naysayers for AMRI's stock woes.

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      • You have to remember that "A.K" has been there for a while and in turn has some of those precious options that were dished out long ago that are slowly expireing (10 yr option). By pumping the stock, the options may no longer be underwater and can be exercised. The person is still there and has moved into a new role which potentially has access to some info not completely known amongst other employees.

      • thang_cue wrote:

        "You'll notice the language he uses is of someone on the outside of a rock concert trying to imagine how cool it is inside. It's all 'imagine what great plans Dr. D'Ambra has' or 'they must have so many compounds in their pipeline.'”

        WOW! You are right on the money! Thanks. I used to wonder about some of the glaring inconsistencies in comments by amrithebest. On one hand, he seems to have some very good knowledge of the industry. Then, he would make silly naïve comments that made me wonder if he really knows what is going on or if he was intentionally trying to inflate/distort the image of AMRI to drive up the stock price.

        For example:

        *** “For the next 4/5 years, revenue from Allegra, Chem Dev and manufacturing will support the plethora of compounds in their pipeline.” (amrithebest 09-Jan-11)

        Chem Dev – isn’t that part of Development/Small Scale? It doesn’t seem to be going like gang busters.

        amrithebest has used the specific term “plethora” on numerous previous occasions. Numerous! I checked the website and I found four (plus the Biogenic Amines and Tubulin Inhibitors). I don’t see many, therefore I suspected exaggeration.

        *** “I would be surprised if these were launched alone and would bet on a partner – best guess Sanofi Aventis.” (amrithebest 09-Jan-11)

        I would be surprised too and I am sure professional investors would be surprised too. Maybe even shocked. I don’t know much but I know that clinical trials are expensive. And guessing that Sanofi Aventis would want to partner with AMRI is based on what? Allegra? Just plain silly.

        *** “If they can get fast tracked from the FDA then we could see the first compound on the market in less than 6 years.” (amrithebest 09-Jan-11)

        Fast tracked? Six years? Wow! Where did that come from? Two words came to mind when I read that sentence: pipe dream

        thang_cue, what you see makes sense and puts a lot of things into perspective. Merci

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