CLARIFICATION

Eastern Sales & Marketing, Columbia, Md., has agreed in principle to become a member of Advantage Sales & Marketing, Irvine, Calif., and Food Marketing Services, Pittsburgh, has agreed in principle to become a member of ESM. Because both ASM and ESM are limited-liability companies, the combination with each other, and FMS' combination with ESM, do not constitute mergers, as was stated in SN, May 31.

Eastern Sales & Marketing, Columbia, Md., has agreed in principle to become a member of Advantage Sales & Marketing, Irvine, Calif., and Food Marketing Services, Pittsburgh, has agreed in principle to become a member of ESM. Because both ASM and ESM are limited-liability companies, the combination with each other, and FMS' combination with ESM, do not constitute mergers, as was stated in SN, May 31.