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  • shadeofpale shadeofpale Aug 9, 2012 10:27 PM Flag

    $81.97.. Are you Serious??

    OMG Steve!!

    You so seriously owe us long timers another dinner of us choice, anywhere!!! Good Gawd, wasn't $75.00 our last bench mark??

    Seriously.... Congrats to you Steve and your tenacity.. You deserve it!!!


    Your friend,

    Shade

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    • Hi Shade,

      Thanks for your congrats. Yes, the number was about 75 a share but it did close one day (85 bucks) that month (August, I believe) that we had a really fine, fine get together here in Seattle. It's something I will never forget. Those really were "the good ole days). Now, Amgen is a fully integrated biotech that is the biggest in the world. My three wishes that took a total of about 10 years included, a chat with Gordon Binder about two things that needed to be done. Both were: Don't keep all company activities to themselves; share it with the stockholders and,change some of the accounting procedures.

      Later, came my persistant pushing for a dividend for the devoted long term sharholders, That was rough. I had a conversation with Kevin and he and the board finally made the move. (I can assure you that my talk alone, didn't make the final decision but I never let loose).

      The last was, Kevin's departing of the premises. I thought he should have been fired for his poor management but he beat me to it, he retired. Same result. I am very happy. I thought his announcement would give us about a four point gain. It came to just about ten points.

      I am looking forward to see how the new man does. In my opinion, he has more needed skills/backgroundthan Kevin.

      I strongly believe that all my newspaper and web interviews plus those CNBC interviews were of great help and I thank the media for their interest.

      Take care,

      Steve

    • Hi Stinky, are you around.

      Sorry if you didn't like my salmon;)

      S.

 
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