Statement of Rivel’s Assurance of Confidentiality

We at Rivel are committed to supporting the highest standards of ethics in every aspect of the operation, and conduct business in a manner that is fair, honest and lawful. We employ the highest levels of confidentiality and anonymity with all of our stakeholders – our study contributors/respondents and our clients, partners, vendors, Executive Interviewers, independent contractors and employees. All of our employees and Executive Interviewers hold anonymity to the strictest regimen and highest standard through the entire process and every aspect of the study – from the inception of the study with our clients – to the interviews conducted by our professional Executive Interviewers to the investment community – to the aggregation, tabulation and reporting process of the data – to the presentation of sensitive and critical data to our clients. At no point is attribution for a respondent’s participation or responses included in any report unless the respondent explicitly states the request for attribution. Since 1991, Rivel Research Group has conducted confidential interviews on behalf of Fortune 500 clients. With more than 150 studies executed annually, Rivel Research Group is a leading provider in performing anonymous and objective Perception Studies to the financial community.