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Sep 19, 2010

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SHAC 'Financial Focus' week of action - Email alert, Part 1

As part of the Global 'Financial Focus' week of action against HLS' lifeline
lender, Fortress Investment Group

During the week of Monday 20th - 26th September we are calling for all
activists and compassionate people everywhere to organise demos, phone calls
and emails against HLS' lifeline lender, Fortress Investment Group, and all
associated, including shareholders - Nomura, Legg Mason, Bank Of America and
Sankaty Advisors and other subsidiary companies owned by Fortress across the
world like, Intrawest, Rail America, GateHouse Media, CW Capital and many more.

For more information, see:
http://www.shac.net/action/fortress/targets/index.html
Where there are targets across the world that all make up the web of financial
support.

Fortress is vital to HLS' survival, who are still millions of dollars in
debt and are struggling to stay afloat. Since the recent buyout of HLS at the
end of last year, HLS are now in even more debt - totalling well over
$100million. Fortress themselves are also in heavy financial trouble due to the
recession - so now is a great time to ask them to recall HLS' loan of $70
million plus!

This is the company that, when HLS had no other financial options left in the
world, bailed them out with a multi-million dollar loan. This is the company
that, when later exposed as the life support of HLS, lied to SHAC and pretended
they had stopped the loan. And this is the company that, while HLS hit rock
bottom last year – have agreed to extend the loan and give them another
helping hand out of closure.

Remember, without this loan, HLS could not have stayed open these past years -
and if it was recalled, they could not stay open in the future. Since Fortress
bailed out HLS in 2006, over 600,000 animals have been tortured and died inside
HLS.

More information and global targets can be found at:
www.shac.net/action/fortress/index.html

For the animals, see you on the streets!

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If you can not attend a demo against one of many Fortress targets across the
world, then please do contact Fortress and associated companies during this
week of action, together we can put pressure on these companies - more details
below.

Phone Fortress during the week of action and ask them to stop funding animal
torture:
UK: 0207 290 5600
USA: 1-877-632-7242, 1-800-599-2347 or 1-800-435-6285 (Toll free in U

There will be 3 emails this week for people to contact companies involved and
to highlight HLS' disgusting track record.

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Email alert 1 - Fortress Investment Group
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Please do fell free to write your own letter or otherwise use our sample letter
below.

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to you in relation to a $70 million loan that has been made to
Huntingdon__Life__Sciences (H-L- via your Drawbridge Special Opportunities
Fund. Without this loan H-L-S could not remain open and therefore Fortress are
in large part responsible for the cruel and violent actions going on inside
H-L-S. The fact that Fortress had set up a front company in Luxembourg called
Anchor_Sub_Funding shows that a lot of effort had been put into keeping this
loan secret, presumably to stop H-L-S' horrific record of cruelty, violence
and law breaking from tarnishing Fortress' reputation.

H-L-S have a long history of violence; they were most famously exposed in 1997
when channel 4 TV filmed workers punching beagle puppies in the face. In 2005
ex-workers spoke out about cruelty they had witnessed and in 2008 Animal
Defenders International went undercover inside H-L-S exposing cruel primate
experiments and disgusting conditions. H-L-S also have a track record of law
breaking and manipulation of data. During just one primate study, H-L-S broke
the law 526 times; and workers have been caught taking drugs and drinking on
site. To see more about these exposes please look at:
http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed.html

I am urging you to explore all get out clauses in this loan and reel it in. I
also urge you to raise these issues with everyone you can within the company
and do everything in your power to halt your support of
Huntingdon_Life_Sciences.

Please raise this issue at any meetings you attend, and let all your colleagues
know about H-L-S.

For further information, please visit: www.shac.net

Yours faithfully

[YOUR NAME]

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CONTACTS:
Fortress' Board of Directors

Wesley R. Edens
Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board
wedens@fortressinv.com

Peter L. Briger, Jr.
Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board
pbriger@fortressinv.com

Robert I. Kauffman
Principal and Director
rkauffman@fortressinv.com

Randal A. Nardone
Principal and Director
rnardone@fortressinv.com

Michael E. Novogratz
Principal and Director
mnovogratz@fortressinv.com

Dr. Richard N. Haass
Director
rhaass@fortressinv.com

Daniel N. Bass
Chief Financial Officer
dbass@fortressinv.com

Douglas L. Jacobs
Director
djacobs@fortressinv.com

Howard Rubin
Director
hrubin@fortressinv.com

Takumi Shibata
Director
tshibata@fortressinv.com

George W. Wellde Jr.
Director
gwellde@fortressinv.com

Fortress employees directly involved in the original 2006 loan:

Michael Polidoro
mpolidoro@fortress.com

Michael Eggenberg
meggenberg@fortress.com

Scott Silvers
ssilvers@fortress.com

Misc:

Legal Dept.: legaldepartment@fortressinv.com

UK reception: ukfrontdesk@fortress.com

wkonops@fortress.com, wkonops@fortressinv.com, ldonohue@fortress.com,
grunte@fortress.com, peinvestors@fortress.com, creditinvestors@fortress.com,
liquidinvestors@fortress.com, opportunities@fortress.com, jobs@fortress.com,
cmcwilliam@fortressinv.com , josephadams@fortressinv.com,
jonathanashley@fortressinv.com, williamcallanan@fortressinv.com,
alexandercook@fortressinv.com, constantinedakolias@fortressinv.com,
andrewdempsey@fortressinv.com, williamdoniger@fortressinv.com,
judedriscoll@fortressinv.com, marcfurstein@fortressinv.com,
kennethgershenfeld@fortressinv.com, adamlevinson@fortressinv.com,
andrewmcknight@fortressinv.com, petermcteague@fortressinv.com,
thomaspulley@fortressinv.com, petersmith@fortressinv.com,
allisonthrush@fortressinv.com, anthonytufariello@fortressinv.com,
jarettwait@fortressinv.com, nfinke@fortress.com, brucesnider@fortressinv.com,
stephencharlton@fortressinv.com, gmconf@fortress.com, kevintreacy@fortress.com,
anywong@fortress.com, ianschnider@fortress.com, christopherlinkas@fortress.com,
alielam@fortress.com, davidkelleher@fortress.com, josephadams@fortress.com,
joelholsinger@fortress.com, donhanna@fortressinv.com,

info@drawbridgepartners.com, markwhiting@drawbridgepartners.com,
markpearson@drawbridgepartners.com, michaelembree@drawbridgepartners.com,
charlesmceachron@drawbridgepartners.com, brandilewis@drawbridgepartners.com,
jamesoverell@drawbridgepartners.com

All emails in this alert (in blocks of 20)

wedens@fortressinv.com, pbriger@fortressinv.com,
rkauffman@fortressinv.com, rnardone@fortressinv.com,
mnovogratz@fortressinv.com, rhaass@fortressinv.com, dbass@fortressinv.com,
djacobs@fortressinv.com, hrubin@fortressinv.com, tshibata@fortressinv.com,
gwellde@fortressinv.com, mpolidoro@fortress.com, meggenberg@fortress.com,
ssilvers@fortress.com, legaldepartment@fortressinv.com,
ukfrontdesk@fortress.com, wkonops@fortress.com, wkonops@fortressinv.com,
Idonohue@fortress.com, grunte@fortress.com

peinvestors@fortress.com, creditinvestors@fortress.com,
liquidinvestors@fortress.com, opportunities@fortress.com, jobs@fortress.com,
cmcwilliam@fortressinv.com , josephadams@fortressinv.com,
jonathanashley@fortressinv.com, williamcallanan@fortressinv.com,
alexandercook@fortressinv.com, constantinedakolias@fortressinv.com,
andrewdempsey@fortressinv.com, williamdoniger@fortressinv.com,
judedriscoll@fortressinv.com, marcfurstein@fortressinv.com,
kennethgershenfeld@fortressinv.com, adamlevinson@fortressinv.com,
andrewmcknight@fortressinv.com, petermcteague@fortressinv.com,
thomaspulley@fortressinv.com

petersmith@fortressinv.com, allisonthrush@fortressinv.com,
anthonytufariello@fortressinv.com, jarettwait@fortressinv.com,
nfinke@fortress.com, brucesnider@fortressinv.com,
stephencharlton@fortressinv.com, gmconf@fortress.com, kevintreacy@fortress.com,
anywong@fortress.com, ianschnider@fortress.com, christopherlinkas@fortress.com,
alielam@fortress.com, davidkelleher@fortress.com, josephadams@fortress.com,
joelholsinger@fortress.com, donhanna@fortressinv.com,

info@drawbridgepartners.com, markwhiting@drawbridgepartners.com,
markpearson@drawbridgepartners.com, michaelembree@drawbridgepartners.com,
charlesmceachron@drawbridgepartners.com, brandilewis@drawbridgepartners.com,
jamesoverell@drawbridgepartners.com

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Disclaimer and Information:

The details in this action alert are provided for information purposes only,
and should not be used for any illegal activities as defined by the
jurisdiction you live in. SHAC does not support or encourage any form of
harassment; nothing in this alert has the purpose of inciting such behaviour,
and we request that all communications are kept polite.

For general information on the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Science,
please visit our website www.shac.net

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Posted: Sunday September 19, 2010, 1:31 pm
Tags: uk animaltesting shac hls ANIMALEXPERIMENTS emailaction [add/edit tags]

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