Kim Caughey Forrest: Disclosures

Award Disclosures

Rankings and recognitions by unaffiliated publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that Fort Pitt Capital Group, LLC. will provide a certain level of results in client accounts nor should they be construed as endorsements of the products and services offered by Fort Pitt and its employees. Additional details regarding the criteria and process utilized in formulating these awards/rankings are described below.

StarMine Awards (2003)

The StarMine Analyst Awards and StarMine Broker Rankings recognize the world’s top individual analysts and sell-side firms based on the objective measurement of their estimate accuracy and recommendation performance. The StarMine Awards are calculated using StarMine equity analyst performance data, which has been rigorously tested and proven in the marketplace since 1998. According to StarMine Present North America’s Top Analyst of 2004, Ms. Caughey was named as North America’s #3 Top Stock Picker in the Software Industry.  For additional information about the StarMine rankings, please visit http://excellence.thomsonreuters.com/awards/starmine

Wall Street Journal – Best of the Street (2002)

The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street survey identifies the top three analysts in each of 44 industries, based on stock-picking skill. The data was assembled by FactSet, a Norwalk, Conn. company that tracks analysts’ recommendations and earnings estimates. To determine the winners, FactSet first identified more than 2,000 analysts at nearly 200 firms who fit the criteria to be counted in the rankings. To be eligible, analysts had to have followed at least five stocks in an industry group during 2002.  Ms. Caughey claimed the second place spot in the Best of the Street survey for the software division May 2002. For additional information about the Best of the Street awards, please visit www.wsj.com.