May 9, 2008 

Latest Update on Mineral Coverage Issue

TLTA is continuing to work on this critical issue. We don't have anything substantive to report yet, but wanted to let you know the following developments since we last reported to you in the May 7 Breaking News:

We have received from TDI another revised bulletin for our consideration.
Our task force and Board of Directors met Thursday to review that proposal, but no formal action has been taken.
Our Board of Directors will be meeting again today to continue that discussion. 
Thank you for your continued feedback and support of our efforts to work on this issue of major importance to the industry. We will keep you updated as the situation develops. In the meantime, please call or email Leslie Midgley with any questions or concerns at leslie@tlta.com or 512.472.6593.