On Friday, July 12, 2002, FleetBoston Financial announced its decision to wind down Robertson Stephens. This decision follows the corporationís announcement in April to exit the investment banking business as part of its overall strategic agenda to drive stable earnings growth for its shareholders.

Consequently, the Robertson Stephens home pages at http://www.robertsonstephens.com and http://www.rsco.com may not exist in the near future.