Allen Model is the Co-Founder of Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. ("OSC"), and has been Treasurer and Managing Director since 1992. OSC is an international consulting firm that provides public information services to a number of clients worldwide, including the United States Agency for International Development, The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank and host governments. Mr. Model has also been a private investor for Model Entities, which has managed personal and family portfolios since 1988.
Mr. Model currently serves as a Director of three privately-held companies: Anchor Health Properties, a real estate partnership that has developed medically related properties since 1990; Sinewave Energy Technologies, a company that has produced energy saving devices in the lighting space since 1994; and NetBoss Technologies, Inc., a company which provides software management tools for telecommunications companies. Mr. Model formerly served as a Director of three publicly-traded companies: Blue Ridge Real Estate Company, a land development company, from 1975 to 2002; Big Boulder Corp., a land development company linked to Blue Ridge, from 1975 to 2002; and MetroWest Bank from 1990 to 2001.
Mr. Model's consulting and investment experience as well as his service on the boards of both public and private companies provide him with the knowledge in corporate strategy and investment expertise that will benefit our Board of Directors. Mr. Model is a Director Nominee designated by Pershing Square, one of our Plan Sponsors, pursuant to the terms of the Investment Agreement with Pershing Square described under "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence—Board of Directors" and as such represents shareholder interests.