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Fadel Gheit

Fadel Gheit is Managing Director and Senior Energy Analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and has been covering the Oil & Gas Industry for 20 years.

Mr. Gheit covers 26 energy companies and at the beginning of 2005 he recommended that investors buy shares in all of them: from major integrated oil companies like Exxon Mobil to refiners like Tesoro and independents like Anadarko and Kerr-McGee. As such, Mr. Gheit distinguished himself as one of the earliest and most correct bulls on the recent rally in energy stocks.

Prior to joining Wall Street in 1986, Mr. Gheit worked for Mobil and has oil and gas industry experience in energy industry project management, planning and management consulting. Mr. Gheit has been named to The Wall Street Journal All-Star Annual Analyst Survey four times in the last 10 years and was the top-ranked energy analyst on the Bloomberg Annual Analyst survey in 2003 and 2004. He is one of the most quoted analysts on energy issues by the the domestic and international media and is a frequent guest on TV and radio business programs including recent appearences on Nightly Business Report on PBS and In The Money on CNN.

"Most other analysts can do only one or two things well," said Michael Hoover, manager of the Excelsior Energy and Natural Resources Fund, an Oppenheimer client. "Fadel has all the important perspectives - modeling, calculating reserves and having sources in politics."

In an August 2005 New York Times article, Mr. Gheit, a native of Egypt, said that "there are better stock pickers, but I think I know what goes on in the hearts and minds of people" in the oil-producing Middle East.

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