Oregon College Savings Plan Receives Industry's Highest Rating

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Strong Capital Management, Inc.

    PORTLAND, Ore., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Oregon College Savings Plan, launched just three months ago on January 2, has
 received the highest rating possible from industry web site
 http://www.SavingForCollege.com .  The site, run by Joseph F. Hurley, a New
 York based CPA, is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating state-sponsored
 college savings programs.
     "The Oregon College Savings Plan is the single best way for Oregonians to
 save for higher-education expenses," said State Treasurer Randall Edwards.
 "The recent 5-Cap rating the Plan received confirms that Oregon has one of the
 top college savings plans in the country."
     "Oregon is one of only 15 states awarded the 5-Cap distinction," Treasurer
 Edwards added.
     Administered by the Oregon Qualified Tuition Savings Board, and chaired by
 Oregon State Treasurer Randall Edwards, the Oregon College Savings Plan
 provides significant state and federal tax advantages and more flexibility
 than other college saving tools, such as education IRAs and prepaid tuition
 plans.  Families may use the assets at any eligible institution of higher
 education in the United States and abroad -- including technical, vocational,
 and graduate schools -- for a wide range of educational expenses, including
 tuition, fees, books, and room and board expenses.
     Contributions are placed in a trust and directed into investment
 portfolios specially designed for the Plan and professionally managed by
 Strong Capital Management, Inc., one of the country's leading financial
 services companies.
     "On top of the unique state benefits, the Plan offers maximum flexibility
 and a well-designed investment approach," said Strong Capital Management's
 Sarah Henriksen.  "We will continue to work closely with the Board and
 Treasurer Edwards to ensure the Oregon College Savings Plan remains one of the
 best in the nation."
     Details about the Plan, enrollment information, and investment options can
 be obtained on the Oregon College Savings Plan's web site at
 http://www.OregonCollegeSavings.com or by calling toll-free, 86-OR-Savings
 (866-772-8464).
     The Oregon College Savings Plan is managed by Strong Capital Management,
 Inc., a registered investment advisor.  Securities distributed by Strong
 Investments, Inc., an affiliated company.  PR12779-0401
 
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    PORTLAND, Ore., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Oregon College Savings Plan, launched just three months ago on January 2, has
 received the highest rating possible from industry web site
 http://www.SavingForCollege.com .  The site, run by Joseph F. Hurley, a New
 York based CPA, is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating state-sponsored
 college savings programs.
     "The Oregon College Savings Plan is the single best way for Oregonians to
 save for higher-education expenses," said State Treasurer Randall Edwards.
 "The recent 5-Cap rating the Plan received confirms that Oregon has one of the
 top college savings plans in the country."
     "Oregon is one of only 15 states awarded the 5-Cap distinction," Treasurer
 Edwards added.
     Administered by the Oregon Qualified Tuition Savings Board, and chaired by
 Oregon State Treasurer Randall Edwards, the Oregon College Savings Plan
 provides significant state and federal tax advantages and more flexibility
 than other college saving tools, such as education IRAs and prepaid tuition
 plans.  Families may use the assets at any eligible institution of higher
 education in the United States and abroad -- including technical, vocational,
 and graduate schools -- for a wide range of educational expenses, including
 tuition, fees, books, and room and board expenses.
     Contributions are placed in a trust and directed into investment
 portfolios specially designed for the Plan and professionally managed by
 Strong Capital Management, Inc., one of the country's leading financial
 services companies.
     "On top of the unique state benefits, the Plan offers maximum flexibility
 and a well-designed investment approach," said Strong Capital Management's
 Sarah Henriksen.  "We will continue to work closely with the Board and
 Treasurer Edwards to ensure the Oregon College Savings Plan remains one of the
 best in the nation."
     Details about the Plan, enrollment information, and investment options can
 be obtained on the Oregon College Savings Plan's web site at
 http://www.OregonCollegeSavings.com or by calling toll-free, 86-OR-Savings
 (866-772-8464).
     The Oregon College Savings Plan is managed by Strong Capital Management,
 Inc., a registered investment advisor.  Securities distributed by Strong
 Investments, Inc., an affiliated company.  PR12779-0401
 
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