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W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. The Company offers its products and services to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The Company operates through two segments, which include the United States and Canada. The Company’s business support functions provide coordination and guidance in the areas of accounting and finance, business development, communications and investor relations, compensation and benefits, information systems, health and safety, global supply chain functions, human resources, risk management, internal audit, legal, real estate, security, tax and treasury. The Company’s other businesses also include Zoro Tools, Inc. (Zoro), the single channel online business in the United States, MonotaRO Co. (MonotaRO) in Japan, and operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS?S=MTCH)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in Delaware as a special
purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a
merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business
combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging,
forest products, and related industries. Unless the context otherwise requires,
references to “KapStone,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to KapStone
Paper and Packaging Corporation and its subsidiaries.  

Publicis Groupe S.A. (PUBGY)

Publicis Groupe SA is a France-based communications company. It offers local and international clients its services in marketing, communication and digital transformation. It provides a range of communications and marketing solutions, such as Creative Solutions; Media Solutions; Digital Solutions, and Healthcare Solutions. It focuses on four solutions businesses: Publicis Communications for the creative networks; Publicis Media; Publicis.Sapient, and Publicis Health. Publicis Communications offers Publicis Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Prodigious and MSLGROUP. Publicis Media includes Starcom MediaVest Group, ZenithOptimedia and VivaKi. The Publicis.Sapient platform includes digital agencies, such as Razorfish, DigitasLBi, SapientNitro and Sapient Consulting. Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) includes various brands, such as Digitas Health, Publicis Health Media (PHM) specializing in media for the healthcare and well-being sector.

Independence Holding Company (IHC)

Independence Holding Company is a Delaware corporation (NYSE: IHC) that was
formed in 1980. We are a holding company principally engaged in the life and
health insurance business with principal executive offices located at 96
Cummings Point Road, Stamford, Connecticut 06902.

Our website is located at Detailed information about IHC, its
corporate affiliates and insurance products and services can be found on our
website. In addition, we make our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and all amendments to such reports
available, free of charge, through our website, as soon as reasonably
practicable after they are filed with or furnished to the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The information on our website, however, is not
incorporated by reference in, and does not form part of, this Annual Report on
Form 10-K.  

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (QTS)

Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this Form 10-K to “we,”
“our,” “us,” “our company” and “the Company” refer to QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
(“QTS”), a Maryland corporation, together with its consolidated subsidiaries,
including QualityTech, LP, a Delaware limited partnership, which we refer to in
this Form 10-K as the “Operating Partnership” or “predecessor.”


We are a leading data center provider, offering a comprehensive portfolio of
secure and compliant IT solutions built on one of the industry’s first
Software-Defined Data Center Platforms. Our data centers are facilities that
house the network and computer equipment of multiple customers and provide
access to a range of communications carriers.