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Please join us on April 12, 2013 for the Booth-Laird Equity Conference hosted by LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business and the LSU Department of Finance.  The goal of the Booth-Laird Equity Conference is to provide actionable investment ideas to investors.  We are providing a venue for quality companies, students and investors to present to an audience active in investment management either personally or professionally.  This conference is being directed by Booth-Laird Investment Partnership.

The conference will be in the Rotunda building of the new LSU Business Education Complex.  Parking will be available in the student lot across the street.  Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 and opening remarks will begin at 8:45.

The conference is free and open to the public.

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The Booth-Laird Equity Conference will have presentations from the following:

Encore Wire Corporation manufactures a broad range of copper electrical building wire for interior wiring in commercial and industrial buildings, homes, apartments, and manufactured housing.  Additional information is available at www.encorewire.com .

Amerisafe is a specialty provider of workers’ compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking and agriculture. AMERISAFE actively markets workers’ compensation insurance in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The Company’s financial strength rating is “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.  Additional information is available at www.amerisafe.com .

America’s Car-Mart operates 120 automotive dealerships in ten states and is the largest publicly held automotive retailer in the United States focused exclusively on the “Buy Here/Pay Here” segment of the used car market. The Company operates its dealerships primarily in small cities throughout the South-Central United States, selling quality used vehicles and providing financing for substantially all of its customers.  Additional information is available at www.car-mart.com .

Edgen Group is a leading global supplier of specialized products for worldwide energy and infrastructure markets. Edgen Group delivers high performance pipe, plate, valves and related components to upstream, midstream, downstream, power, civil construction and mining customers from more than 35 global locations.  Additional information is available at www.edgengroup.com .

LSU Finance Students – Two LSU students from the Department of Finance will each present on an investment idea, focusing on value opportunities that provide the potential for outsized returns.

Booth-Laird Investment Partnership – Jonathan Booth, CEO of Booth-Laird Investment Partnership, will present his best investment idea.  Booth-Laird focuses on out-of-favor stocks, which are stocks mispriced due to uncertainty or fear, misunderstanding, or obscurity.  Booth-Laird then conducts sufficient due diligence to overcome those hurdles and only invests if the stock is available at a sizable discount to Booth-Laird’s valuation of the company.  Booth-Laird Investment Partnership will be heavily invested into the company that Mr. Booth presents.


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