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1 Jun 2007

Creidian Buyout By Activist Firms

Private activist buyout firm, Thomas H. Lee Partners L.P. (THL) and Insurance company, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Ceridian Corp. will be jointly acquired in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $5.3 billion. The announcement concludes Ceridian's previously announced exploration of strategic alternatives.

"The primary goal of the review of strategic alternatives that we announced on February 13, 2007, was to maximize value for our shareholders," said L. White Matthews, III, Chairman of Ceridian.

"We are very excited about our investment in Ceridian," said FNF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William P. Foley, II. FNF has a track record of managing business acquisitions. In 2003 FNF bought Alltel Information Services, under similar circumstances and used it as the cornerstone in building what is now Fidelity National Information Services, a nearly $10 billion market cap company.

THL Partners and FNF expect to bring co-investors into the transaction. FNF will own less than 50% of Ceridian at closing and will treat the Ceridian investment under the equity method of accounting for financial statement purposes, similar to its minority ownership stake in Sedgwick CMS, and will not consolidate the financial results of Ceridian.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ceridian shareholders will receive $36.00 per share in cash for each share of common stock they hold. The transaction will be presented to Ceridian shareholders for approval at Ceridian's Annual Meeting no later than September 21, 2007.

THL Partners is a successful private equity investment firm with approximately $20 billion of committed capital. FNF is a provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services, who with their underwriters cover approximately 29% of all title insurance policies in the United States.

Hedge Fund Investor Signs On With GHG Emmission Abatement Program

Hedge fund investor AIG Capital Partners announced they have agreed to become significant investors in London-based Sindicatum Carbon Capital Ltd, a principal financier/developer of green house gas (GHG) abatement projects globally. AIG joins Sindicatum Carbon's existing strategic shareholders, including Citi.

The GHG reduction sector has seen an explosive growth over the past two years. Sindicatum Carbon Capital has acquired a portfolio of project development rights and core technologies, and it has established technical relationships in its key areas of expertise.

Scott Foushee, Managing Director, AIG Capital Partners, said, "We are attracted by the rapidly growing carbon credit markets and how SCC's management team is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this opportunity. The investment in Sindicatum Carbon Capital reflects Global Investment Group's strong interest in the emerging carbon market and sustainability programs that help mitigate global greenhouse gas emissions."

Sindicatum Carbon Capital is a specialist climate mitigation company using capital and technology to convert GHG emissions into long-term sources of revenue in what has become a major new global market, that of environmental and greenhouse gas emission reductions. They will use the new capital to accelerate the development of its GHG reduction projects and investment in new and emerging technologies.

AIG Capital Partners is a member company of AIG Global Investment Group, who has more than us $687 billion in assets and has capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-manager hedge funds, private equity, and real estate.