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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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ý                                  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2010

  

OR

 

¨                                  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from    to

  

Commission file number: 0-15476

 

ZAXIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Its Charter)

Delaware 68-0080601
(State of Incorporation) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
6399 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1019, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (ZIP Code)

Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (323) 951-0575

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes x No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) or a smaller reporting company .

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨  Non-Accelerated filer ¨  Smaller reporting company x

On June 30, 2010, the Registrant had 1,373,126 shares of common stock outstanding.






 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item
Description
Page

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.

          3   

ITEM 2.

          3    
ITEM 3.    QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 6

ITEM 4.

          6    
 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.

          6   
ITEM 1A.    RISK FACTORS 6

ITEM 2.

          6    

ITEM 3.

          6    

ITEM 4.

          6    

ITEM 5.

          6    
ITEM 6.    EXHIBITS. 6

 




PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Back to Table of Contents

The Registrant's unaudited interim financial statements are attached hereto. Unaudited Interim Financial Statements

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS AND PLAN OF OPERATION Back to Table of Contents

Some of the statements contained in this quarterly report of Zaxis International Inc., Delaware corporation (hereinafter referred to as "we", "us", "our", "Company" and the "Registrant") discuss future expectations, contain projections of our plan of operation or financial condition or state other forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use of words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. From time to time, we also may provide forward-looking statements in other materials we release to the public.

Organizational History and General Background of the Registrant

Zaxis was incorporated in Ohio in 1989. On August 25, 1995, Zaxis merged with a subsidiary of The InFerGene Company ("InFerGene") and InFerGene changed its name to Zaxis International Inc. InFerGene was incorporated in California in 1984 and subsequently changed its domicile to Delaware in 1985.

The Company was a biotechnology holding company that operated its business through a wholly owned subsidiary. The Company was a manufacturer and distributor of products that were used in a molecular separation process known as electrophoresis, a procedure used in more than 55,000 research, industrial and clinical laboratories worldwide. The more common applications of this procedure include protein-based separations such as the HDL and LDL components and sub-components of cholesterol, the identification of various genes and gene products (e.g. DNA, RNA, etc.) and the separation and identification of proteins in drug discovery applications (Proteomics). A variety of techniques, formats, materials, compounds, equipment and devices are employed in electrophoresis and Zaxis provided products to meet these needs. The primary focus of the Company's former research and development efforts as well as its former sales and marketing efforts were targeted toward the consumables segment of this market. The Company's core products were the pre-cast gels and reagents used in these electrophoresis procedures.

The Company was not able to generate sufficient revenues to support its operating expenses during fiscal year 2002. In addition, the Company was not able to raise additional capital to fund its negative cash flow from operations through borrowings or equity financing to support its business plan. As a result, the Company ceased operations during the fourth quarter in 2002 and filed for bankruptcy. On October 13, 2004, the Company emerged from bankruptcy.

As a result of the Bankruptcy Court order, Ivo Heiden was appointed to the board of directors of the Registrant. Mr. Heiden was subsequently appointed as sole officers of the Registrant ("Management").

Plan of Operation

The Registrant has no present operations. Management determined to direct its efforts and limited resources to pursue and effect a business combination.

    Current trends

Management believes that as a result of the relative uncertainty in the United States equity markets over the past few years, many privately-held companies have been closed off from the public market and traditional IPO's. During the past few years, many privately-held or public companies attempted to divest non-core assets and divisions and valuations of these assets and divisions have decreased significantly. Therefore, Management believes that there are substantial business opportunities to effect attractive acquisitions. As a public entity with its shares of common stock registered under the Exchange Act and publicly trading, Management believes to be well positioned to identify target acquisitions and to effect a business combination in order to take advantage of these current trends.

    Effecting a business combination

Prospective investors in the Company's common stock will invest in the Company without an opportunity to evaluate the specific merits or risks of any one or more business combinations. A business combination may involve the acquisition of, or merger with, a company which needs to raise substantial additional capital by means of being a publicly trading company, while avoiding what it may deem to be adverse consequences of undertaking a public offering itself. These include time delays, significant expense, loss of voting control and compliance with various Federal and state securities laws. A business combination may involve a company which may be financially unstable or in its early stages of development or growth.

    The Registrant has not identified a target business or target industry

The Company's effort in identifying a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry and the Company may ultimately acquire a business in any industry Management deems appropriate. To date, the Company has not selected any target business on which to concentrate our search for a business combination. While the Company intends to focus on target businesses in the United States, it is not limited to those entities and may consummate a business combination with a target business outside of the United States. Accordingly, there is no basis for investors in the Company's common stock to evaluate the possible merits or risks of the target business or the particular industry in which we may ultimately operate. To the extent we effect a business combination with a financially unstable company or an entity in its early stage of development or growth, including entities without established records of sales or earnings, we may be affected by numerous risks inherent in the business and operations of financially unstable and early stage or potential emerging growth companies. In addition, to the extent that we effect a business combination with an entity in an industry characterized by a high level of risk, we may be affected by the currently unascertainable risks of that industry. An extremely high level of risk frequently characterizes many industries which experience rapid growth. In addition, although the Company's Management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular industry or target business, we cannot assure you that we will properly ascertain or assess all significant risk factors.

    Sources of target businesses

The Registrant anticipates that target business candidates will be brought to our attention from various unaffiliated sources, including securities broker-dealers, investment bankers, venture capitalists, bankers and other members of the financial community, who may present solicited or unsolicited proposals. Our Management may also bring to our attention target business candidates. While we do not presently anticipate engaging the services of professional firms that specialize in business acquisitions on any formal basis, we may engage these firms in the future, in which event we may pay a finder's fee or other compensation. In no event, however, will we pay Management any finder's fee or other compensation for services rendered to us prior to or in connection with the consummation of a business combination.

    Selection of a target business and structuring of a business combination

Management owns 87% of the issued and outstanding shares and will have broad flexibility in identifying and selecting a prospective target business. In evaluating a prospective target business, our Management will consider, among other factors, the following:

Ÿ financial condition and results of operation of the target company;
Ÿ growth potential;
Ÿ experience and skill of management and availability of additional personnel;
Ÿ capital requirements;
Ÿ competitive position;
Ÿ stage of development of the products, processes or services;
Ÿ degree of current or potential market acceptance of the products, processes or services;
Ÿ proprietary features and degree of intellectual property or other protection of the products, processes or services;
Ÿ regulatory environment of the industry; and
Ÿ costs associated with effecting the business combination.

These criteria are not intended to be exhaustive. Any evaluation relating to the merits of a particular business combination will be based, to the extent relevant, on the above factors as well as other considerations deemed relevant by our Management in effecting a business combination consistent with our business objective. In evaluating a prospective target business, we will conduct a due diligence review which will encompass, among other things, meetings with incumbent management and inspection of facilities, as well as review of financial and other information which will be made available to us.

We will endeavor to structure a business combination so as to achieve the most favorable tax treatment to us, the target business and both companies' stockholders. We cannot assure you, however, that the Internal Revenue Service or appropriate state tax authority will agree with our tax treatment of the business combination.

The time and costs required to select and evaluate a target business and to structure and complete the business combination cannot presently be ascertained with any degree of certainty. Any costs incurred with respect to the identification and evaluation of a prospective target business with which a business combination is not ultimately completed will result in a loss to us.

    Probable lack of business diversification

We may seek to effect business combinations with more than one target business, it is probable that we will have the ability to effect only a single business combination. Accordingly, the prospects for our success may be entirely dependent upon the future performance of a single business. Unlike other entities which may have the resources to complete several business combinations of entities operating in multiple industries or multiple areas of a single industry, it is probable that we will not have the resources to diversify our operations or benefit from the possible spreading of risks or offsetting of losses. By consummating a business combination with only a single entity, our lack of diversification may:

Ÿ subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory developments, any or all of which may have a substantial adverse impact upon the particular industry in which we may operate subsequent to a business combination, and
Ÿ result in our dependency upon the development or market acceptance of a single or limited number of products, processes or services.

   Limited ability to evaluate the target business' management

Although we intend to closely scrutinize the management of a prospective target business when evaluating the desirability of effecting a business combination, we cannot assure you that our assessment of the target business' management will prove to be correct. In addition, we cannot assure you that the future management will have the necessary skills, qualifications or abilities to manage a public company intending to embark on a program of business development. Furthermore, the future role of our director, if any, in the target business cannot presently be stated with any certainty. While it is possible that our director will remain associated in some capacity with us following a business combination, it is unlikely that he will devote his full efforts to our affairs subsequent to a business combination. Moreover, we cannot assure you that our director will have significant experience or knowledge relating to the operations of the particular target business.

Following a business combination, we may seek to recruit additional managers to supplement the incumbent management of the target business. We cannot assure you that we will have the ability to recruit additional managers, or that additional managers will have the requisite skills, knowledge or experience necessary to enhance the incumbent management.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

We will use our limited personnel and financial resources in connection with seeking new business opportunities, including seeking an acquisition or merger with an operating company. It may be expected that entering into a new business opportunity or business combination will involve the issuance of a substantial number of restricted shares of common stock. If such additional restricted shares of common stock are issued, our shareholders will experience a dilution in their ownership interest in the Registrant. If a substantial number of restricted shares are issued in connection with a business combination, a change in control may be expected to occur.

On June 30, 2010, we had no assets and had total liabilities consisting mainly of advances from and accruals due to related parties in the amount of $132,234.

In connection with our plan to seek new business opportunities and/or effecting a business combination, we may determine to seek to raise funds from the sale of restricted stock or debt securities.We have no agreements to issue any debt or equity securities and cannot predict whether equity or debt financing will become available at terms acceptable to us, if at all.

There are no limitations in our articles of incorporation on our ability to borrow funds or raise funds through the issuance of restricted common stock to effect a business combination. Our limited resources may make it difficult to do borrow funds or raise capital. Our inability to borrow funds or raise funds through the issuance of restricted common stock required to effect or facilitate a business combination may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and future prospects, including the ability to complete a business combination. To the extent that debt financing ultimately proves to be available, any borrowing will subject us to various risks traditionally associated with indebtedness, including the risks of interest rate fluctuations and insufficiency of cash flow to pay principal and interest, including debt of an acquired business.

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK Back to Table of Contents

We have not entered into, and do not expect to enter into, financial instruments for trading or hedging purposes.

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES Back to Table of Contents

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. As of June 30, 2010, the Company's chief executive officer and chief financial officer conducted an evaluation regarding the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under the  Exchange Act. Based upon the evaluation of these controls and procedures, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.

Changes in internal controls. During the quarterly period covered by this report, no changes occurred in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS   Back to Table of Contents

None.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS  Back to Table of Contents

In addition to the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, “Item 1. Description of Business, subheading Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks facing our company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results.

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS Back to Table of Contents

None.

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES Back to Table of Contents

None.

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS Back to Table of Contents

None.

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION Back to Table of Contents

None.

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS Back to Table of Contents

(a) The following documents are filed as exhibits to this report on Form 10-Q or incorporated by reference herein. Any document incorporated by reference is identified by a parenthetical reference to the SEC filing that included such document.

Exhibit No.

Description
31 Certification of CEO/CFO pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32 Certification of CEO/CFO pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.

/s/ Ivo Heiden
Ivo Heiden
   President, CFO and Chairman
   Dated: August 9, 2010


Unaudited Interim Financial Statements Back to Table of Contents

Zaxis International Inc.
Balance Sheets Back to Table of Contents
  June 30, 2010
(Unaudited) December 31, 2009

ASSETS

Current assets:
   Cash $ 0 $ 0
      Total current assets 0 0
     
        Total Assets $ 0 $ 0
 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIENCY

 
Current liabilities:
   Accounts payable $ 4,000 $ 5,500
   Accrued expenses 3,150 1,050
   Advances from and accruals due to related party 90,084 67,355
      Total current liabilities 97,234 73,905
 
     Convertible note 35,000 35,000
 
      Total liabilities 132,234 108,905
    
Stockholders' deficiency:
   Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued
   Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized;
     1,373,126 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2010 and
     1,373,126 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2009 137 137
   Additional paid in capital 97,518 97,518
   Accumulated deficit (229,889) (206,560)
     Total Stockholders' Deficiency (132,234) (108,905)
       Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficiency $ 0 $ 0
 
See Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Notes to Financial Statements.


Zaxis International Inc.
Statements of Operations
 
Three Months Three Months Six Months Six Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended
June 30, 2010 June 30, 2009 June 30, 2010 June 30, 2009
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Revenue $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Costs and expenses:
   General and administrative 9,729 9,729 21,229 23,488
   Interest expenses 1,050 - 2,100 -
Total costs and expenses 10,779 9,729 23,329 23,488
 
      Net loss $ (10,779) $ (9,729) $ (23,329) $ (23,488)
 
Basic and diluted per share amounts:
Basic and diluted net loss $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $ (0.02) $ (0.02)
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic and diluted 1,373,126 1,073,126 1,373,126 1,068,784
 
See notes to unaudited interim financial statements.


Zaxis International Inc.
Statement of Cash Flows

    

Six Months Six Months
Ended Ended
June 30, 2010 June 30, 2009
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (12,550) $ (23,488)
Expenses paid by issuance of common stock 0 2,171
Fair value of services provided by related parties 18,000 18,000
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:
   (Increase) decrease in current assets 0 0
   Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses 5,329 2,500
     Cash flows used by operating activities 0 (817)
 
Cash flows from investing activities:    
     Cash used in investing activities 0 0
  
Cash flows from financing activities:
   Advances from related parties 0 700
     Cash generated by financing activities 0 700
 
     Change in cash 0 (117)
Cash - beginning of period 0 117
Cash - end of period $ 0 $ 0
 
See notes to unaudited interim financial statements


ZAXIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Notes to Unaudited Interim Financial Statements
June 30, 2010

1. Basis of Presentation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Zaxis International, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

The Financial Statements presented herein have been prepared by us in accordance with the accounting policies described in our December 31, 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and should be read in conjunction with the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements which appear in that report.

The preparation of these financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an on going basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related intangible assets, income taxes, insurance obligations and contingencies and litigation. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other resources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

In the opinion of management, the information furnished in this Form 10-Q reflects all adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the financial position and results of operations and cash flows as of and for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2010 and 2009. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and therefore do not include some information and notes necessary to conform with annual reporting requirements

“Fresh Start” Accounting: On November 6, 2002 all assets were transferred to the chapter 7 trustee in settlement of all outstanding corporate obligations. We adopted "fresh-start" accounting as of November 7, 2002 in accordance with procedures specified by AICPA Statement of Position ("SOP") No. 90-7, "Financial Reporting by Entities in Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code."

All results for periods subsequent to November 7, 2002 are referred to as those of the "Successor Company".

In accordance with SOP No. 90-7, the reorganized value of the Company was allocated to the Company's assets based on procedures specified by SFAS No. 141, "Business Combinations". Each liability existing at the plan sale date, other than deferred taxes, was stated at the present value of the amounts to be paid at appropriate market rates. It was determined that the Company's reorganization value computed immediately before November 6, 2002 was $0. We adopted "fresh-start" accounting because holders of existing voting shares immediately before filing and confirmation of the sale received less than 50% of the voting shares of the emerging entity and its reorganization value is less than its post-petition liabilities and allowed claims.

2. Bankruptcy Proceedings

On November 6, 2002, the Registrant filed a voluntary Chapter 7 petition under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio (case no. 02-55160). On October 13, 2004, the Bankruptcy Court approved an Order confirming the sale of debtor's interest in personal property to Park Avenue Group Inc. The material terms of the transaction confirmed by Bankruptcy Court authorized Park Avenue Group to appoint new members to the Registrant's board of directors and authorized those newly-appointed board of directors be to:

Ÿ amend the Article of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares to 100,000,000 shares;
Ÿ amend the Article of Incorporation to change the par value of our common and preferred stock to $0.0001;
Ÿ issue up to 30,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 to the new management which management was appointed by the newly-constituted board of directors;
Ÿ implement a reverse split of the issued and outstanding shares in a ratio to be determined by the board of directors;
Ÿ cancel and extinguish all common share conversion rights of any kind, including without limitation, warrants, options, convertible bonds, other convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock; and
Ÿ cancel and extinguish all preferred shares of every series and accompanying conversion rights of any kind.

The accounts of the former subsidiaries were not included in the sale and have not been carried forward.

Change in Control

In connection with the Order confirming the sale of debtor's interest in certain intangible personal property to Park Avenue Group Inc. approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio on October 13, 2004, the Court authorized a change in control pursuant to which Ivo Heiden became our sole director on October 13, 2004, and was appointed president by the new board of directors on October 19, 2004. The Court order further provided that the sale was free and clear of liens, claims and interests of others and that the sale was free and clear of any and all other real or personal property interests, including any interests in Zaxis's subsidiaries. The Bankruptcy Court Order provided that the existing officers and directors were deemed removed from office and also authorized the appointment of new members to the board of directors.

On November 30, 2004 the board of directors approved and authorized an amendment of our Article of Incorporation to establish a series B convertible preferred stock, par value $0.0001 ("Series B Convertible Preferred Stock"). The holders of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock shall be entitled to 20 (twenty) votes on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Registrant. The holders of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock shall have the right to convert each share into 20 (twenty) shares of common stock upon their written request at any time. On December 7, 2004, the board of directors authorized the issuance of 2,000,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, which resulted in a change in control.

3. Earnings/Loss Per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to common shareholders (the numerator) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding (the denominator) for the period. Diluted earnings per share assume that any dilutive convertible securities outstanding were converted, with related preferred stock dividend requirements and outstanding common shares adjusted accordingly. It also assumes that outstanding common shares were increased by shares issuable upon exercise of those stock options for which market price exceeds the exercise price, less shares which could have been purchased by us with the related proceeds. In periods of losses, diluted loss per share is computed on the same basis as basic loss per share as the inclusion of any other potential shares outstanding would be anti-dilutive.

4. New Accounting Standards

In December 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued FASB Statement No. 141 (Revised 2007), Business Combinations (“SFAS 141R”). SFAS 141R provides additional guidance on improving the relevance, representational faithfulness, and comparability of the financial information that a reporting entity provides in its financial reports about a business combination and its effects. This Statement applies prospectively to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2008.

In December 2007, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued FASB Statement No. 160, Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements—an amendment of ARB No. 51 (“SFAS 160”). SFAS 160 amends ARB No. 51 to establish accounting and reporting standards for the noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a subsidiary. This Statement is effective for fiscal years and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning on or after December 15, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting SFAS 160 on our financial statements.

In May 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 162, “The Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.” SFAS 162 identifies the sources of accounting principles and the framework for selecting the principles used in the preparation of financial statements of nongovernmental entities that are presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States. SFAS 162 is effective 60 days following the SEC’s approval of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board amendments to AU Section 411, The Meaning of Present Fairly in Conformity With Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Our Company is currently evaluating the impact of SFAS 162 on its financial statements but does not expect it to have a material effect.

Management does not anticipate that the adoption of these standards will have a material impact on the financial statements.