Company Name: Kramer Associates, Inc. Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, Earth (Sol III) Sectoral Headquarters: None* * Due to the nature of the corporation, sectoral headquarters have never been necessary. Principal Owner/Chairman of the Board: Mary Prentice-Kramer President/CEO: Raymond Walker Founded (date): 8 August 1972 Founded by: Jared Kramer, Michael Kramer, Allison Prentice Public?: (Y/n) Y Major Shareholders: of Common Stock: Kramer Trust (43%), Prentice Corporation (11%), Giamatti Funds (6%), Vincent Industries (%); of Preferred Stock: Kramer Trust (68%), Prentice Corporation (7%) Giamatti Funds (9%), Vincent Industries (5%), balance held in assorted private portfolios. Principal business activities: venture capital, banking, insurance, manufactured goods, colonila development, shipping, import/export Wholly owned subsidiaries: Kramer, Kramer, & Prentice (Atlanta): Venture capital partnership (core competency and oldest part of company); First Security Benefit Corporation (Mars): Giant insurance company (health, life, property, corporate, etc.); has grown to rival the largest of the ancient companies on Earth; Federation United Bank (Proxima): large multiplanet banking company; owns a number of smaller banks as well; Quarterdeck Shipping (Andor): commercial transport company Kramer Ventures (Atlanta): colonization/development/exploitation Tycho Trading Company (Tycho City, Luna): import/export company Kramer Industries (Atlanta): holding company for manufacturing cos. FY2409 Total Revenue (UFP Credits): 710 Billion Credits Broker's Notes: One of the smaller 'megacorps,' Kramer Associates is extremely popular among investors, as a highly profitable and stable alternative to one of the many mining and extracative based megacorps that are in the market. Kramer is known for the usual traits among the larger corporate entities in the Federation, including long term stability and relative insensitivity to the fluctuations of the economic cycles of the Federation. Stock price has tended to restrict casual investment in common stock over the centuries. Brief description/history: Core competency founded in 1972 (Earth year) in Atlanta by a group of friends who were active in the investment banking and law industries of the North American 'South' as a venture capital partnership and investment firm, using the mony inherited by the Kramer (Jared and Michael) brothers upon the passing of their parents. The initial partners were Jared and Michael, both successful investment bankers in Atlanta, and Allison Prentice, a college friend who had made millions in real estate ventures. Firm made enormous profits through investing in technology ventures all through the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Survived the economic chaos and collapse during the years that proceeded and followed the Third World War, largely due to relative stability that existed in the American south during this time. Though the firm shrank down to a five partner venture during this time, they were able to survive into the 22nd century, where they quickly prospered again, financing a number of early private extrasolar ventures. Quarterdeck Shipping has been a consistently controversial venture, both within and without the company. The company is well known for its very aggressive attempts to buy out and eventually employ private freighter companies and ships. Firm carries a bad name with many of the more violently independent operators and is a frequent pirate victim. Company has subsequently begun arming its ships, which has led to protests that Quarterdeck/Kramer is financing their own corporate space navy, a charge which the company has denied vehemently. Kramer Associates has been a consistently heavy political and cultural contributor and sponsor, donating heavily to the major Federation and Earth political parties. Their name can also frequently be found in front of major arts and sporting ventures. Also well known as the largest contributor/sponsor/donator to the "Star Fleet Legacy Organization," the largest society of retired Star Fleet officers and enlisted personnel in the Federation. Has made them largely untouchable and highly influential in the Federation government. Additional queries may be submitted to Public Relations, Kramer Associates, 1342 Owens Blvd., Atlanta, North America, Earth, Sol System.