The NPNT deal was the primary reason for dilutedexpected earnings in 2001/2002 and the resulting fall inVZ stock price in the last quarter.We shouldsee a significant jump in VZ stock price today and amove back into the sixties over the next few days. VZstock price is now positioned for a strong finish thisyear.Good Investing & Good Fortune
I still want to know what happened to the $150M we already gave them?
Winholder, I am just guessing based on prior experience. But I would expect that NTPT gave it back and Chuck and Ivan are splitting the money between themselves as a non-merger bonus.