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Which FLDP rotation to take?Next summer I'll start my 3rd and final FLDP rotation at an A&D company. Here is the rub: I'm becoming more and more disenchanted with this company and industry. There are many reasons, but the main one is that there is no culture of promoting young talent. Almost all managers are mid thirties or ...
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The Allstate Corporation - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsNothing was too difficult, at least at the phone interview stage. Standard behavioral questions revolved around fit within a team, areas that I felt I needed to improve, and thoughts on working in a setting with uneven hours and tight deadlines. Technical questions focused on background rather tha...
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How to Evaluate a Commodities Trading Company?Hi, I am interviewing for a role that involves potential investments in trading firms (commodity or equity). Would you know of any practical book or resource that I could use to educate myself on the principles of modelling such investments, on the key value sources and on how to project risk asdj...
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SAP AG - Review - SoftwarePretty good culture. everyone is friendly and helpful. the company is known for treating its employees well. not much opportunities to take on challenges. Because the industry is not growing very fast, it seems very slow every day....
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Corporate strategy ---> MBB helpppHey folks - Moving from mid-office at top investment bank to Strategy at a regional bank. Projects are going to be internal consulting related to product offerings, new accounts, cards, and M&A activity for target banks. Good/bad/ok move to transition to MBB or other top consulting firm? What woul...
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Hard Money Interest Rate ?What is the Hard Money Interest Rate?If there is a bigger pocket then what will be the interest rate of it..? ...
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MassMutual Financial Group - Review - Corporate FinanceFair amount of money for a rotational program. Quality leaders and lots of interaction with them. Great culture with tons of young new workers. . Benefits are not great outside of a pension. Fully vested in 401k in 3 years. Company seems stagnant untill older members leave. ...
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I Don't Want to be UnderpaidI'm finishing up year 2 of my 3 year FLDP. I'm at a top Aerospace and Defense company, and a "perk" to this program is that I'll automatically be promoted to Sr. Financial Analyst when I'm done. Here is the problem- A&D is arguably the lowest paying industry. I found a data pull in our financial sy...
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Delphi Automotive Systems - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)What is the technical accounting procedure if a company buys a machinery, uses it for some years, does the relevant amortization and then sells the machinery for an higher price than expected? (Basically the accounting value when the company sales is lower than the actual amount of money the machine...
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3G Capital KraftHeinz InterviewHey all, I have an interview coming up with KraftHeinz for their corporate management trainee program. This program is a new pet project of CEO Bernardo Hees, and part of the interview is a 1 on 1 meeting/interview with Bernardo. All I know about 3G is what I've read in the papers...intense meri...
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Cold calling target companiesOne of my main duties in my corporate development job is to try and get the executives of the target companies on the phone so I can pitch them our idea of an acquisition. These companies are mostly medium to small sized, and although they don't have 10 layers of people you need to get past, there a...
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Explain what F1000, F500, etc are pleaseExplain what F1000, F500, etc are please. I keep seeing people posting about jobs like this and have tried Googling them and I keep getting Ford Trucks in results :)....
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Self Introuction and Finance Career InterestsHi Everyone, I am currently an undergraduate student at a State school, but am heavily involved on campus and have a high GPA. I'm planning to major in Finance, but am unsure about what parts in Finance interest me. Thus, I was wondering for all the professionals or students in the early, middle,...
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Corporate Development - BeiersdorfDoes anyone know about Corporate Development in Beiersdorf? What kind of exit opportunities are available after analyst position? ...
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Capital One Financial - Interview - Corporate FinanceThere were a few things about the interview that was difficult for me. The most difficult was definitely the case interview. You have to be very careful when they present you the case and write down all the information. They purposefully leave out information that is needed to solve the questions th...
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Call from recruiter strategy Goldman Sachs never heard backJust had superday for firmwide strategy for GS on Wednesday, said they’d get back to us in 1.5 weeks, recruiter called me on Tuesday and when I called back twice she never answered, even sent an email with no reply. Should I just assume it’s a no and move on? It’s now Thursday a week after the...
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Any Advice for my future?Hi. I'm a Sophomore from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. My majors are not a traditional "banking" major, which are Statistics and Agricultural Economics. Currently, I have secured a corporate development intern at a marketing company (about $1.8 B in revenue). The problem is, because I...
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Microsoft - Interview - Business DevelopmentMost of the behavioral interview questions were pretty standard. The take home case was slightly more difficult than expected. The case focused on Microsoft's more periphery products that I was not nearly as familiar with so that made it a little tougher. Additionally the time element snuck on me pa...
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Marriott Finance Leadership Development ProgramHello! Any thoughts on the program? Would it set me up for Wall Street after a few years? Possibly in Hospitality consulting or private equity? Basically it is a 12-18 month program where I will be Assistant Director of Finance at a Marriott property. Here is the job description. Basically I want...
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Websites with free vba codeHello community, What are some good websites for finding vba code? I want something that I can directly paste into a spreadsheet w/o much adjustments to the already written code. What I am specifically looking for is a splash screen or something along these lines? So when the user opens the fie, t...
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Anyone have input on what a Fidelity Corporate Risk internship would entail?I applied for a non-technical internship at Fidelity Investments (the application is that broad) back in November and they finally got back to me. I did HireVue and phone call with college talent who said a corporate risk internship was available for interview but other than working with a GRC plat...
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Capital One Financial - Interview - Product Management* What are five key improvements you would suggest to a traditional salt and pepper shaker device (ideation question)? * Tell me about a time when you handled a teammate who was not pulling their weight in a group project? * Tell me about a product that you use in your day-to-day lifestyle t...
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Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsWork life balance Variety of deals - buyside, sellside, fundraising, strategic option reviews Learning and development . Remuneration package Bonus potential Smaller sized deals in Scotland Structured promotion process ...
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MasterCard - Review - OperationsIt was a cool campus and people are generally very friendly. Very cool cafe and large office space for collaboration. Company moves relatively slow - might be not ideal for recent college graduates who majored in business...
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GE FMP with CPA?I'm an incoming GE FMP (Financial Management Program) and was just wondering if getting a CPA will be worth it for me. I don't really know what I want to do long-term, but I know I don't plan to ever work in public accounting. I'm thinking after the FMP program to enter into another corporate financ...
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SunTrust Banks Inc - Review - Risk ManagementSunTrust lives and breathes its financial well-being program, onUp. Senior level managers and executives are very easy to reach and contact with. Work-life balance is amazing!. For a banking company, there needs to be a little more investment in more modern technology, as well as investment into ret...
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Biotech Business DevelopmentHey Guys, I am a neuroscience PhD from a computational neuroscience, meaning that I have modeling and programming expertise (just not of financial data). I have 1.5 years of experience as an in-house consultant at a big 5 pharma company. I would like to move into business development and help make...
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FLDP Super Day Technical Questions I have a Super Day for a F500 FLDP this week and I was curious as to what technical questions I may see throughout the day? ...
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What Major to go into Corporate Finance?Hi everyone, I am a freshman business major at a non-target school in the midwest. Recently, I have decided that I want to pursue a role into corporate finance, preferably starting at an F500 company. I have a few questions about this that I can't seem to find direct answers to on the internet. I ...
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VC Staff AccountantI think I already know the answer to this, but here it goes. Looking to move into VC long term and threw my hat in the ring for a staff accountant role. Not the most exciting thing in the world, but figure it would be good place to get my feet wet and start networking in the industry. Although most ...
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General Motors - Review - TreasuryCompany culture very old school. Many directors worked up during times of less sensitive management styles, very hard nosed, typical Automotive.. Company is not open to new ideas or ways of operating, very strong culture of favoritism, hard to get promoted unless you have a godfather...
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INVESCO Asset Management - Interview - Debt Capital MarketsHow are the financial statements linked? What stock would you invest in right now and why? Various ming game questions that were irrelevant to the job Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What is debt? What is equity? How are the financial statements linked? The interviewer was also very uninterest...
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Capital One Financial - Interview - GeneralistThe cases are more quantitatively focused than your typical management consulting cases. The necessity of applying a framework and all of that is not really needed, as it is heavily interviewer led. That being said, they'll still ask you to brainstorm ideas and whatnot so some creativity/basic indus...
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Calendarization of Balance Sheet?Hey guys, I am currently working on consolidating two companies' balance sheets. Company A's balance sheet ends on March 31st, and Company B's balance sheet ends on April 30th. Should I just add them up together and make a foot note of the different dates? Calenderization of a Balance Sheet doesn't ...
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Foster Care to Strategic Finance: My StoryI saw a couple of my story posts, and thought it would be good to share mine since I come from a very nontraditional background. I saw another post in outline form and liked it, so mine will mimic that. The beginning: * I was placed in foster care at three months old. My mother didn't know who m...
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Forecasting balance sheet items : short term investments and short term borrowingsHi there, I have to project short-term investments and short-term borrowings for a manufacturing company. I have projected all other items based on relevant parameters. I am currently facing issue how to adjust the balance sheet based on the two accounts. Should I keep short-term investments as a ...
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Commercial Banking UK vs Corporate Banking USACan someone explain the difference between commercial banking in the UK and corporate banking in the USA? Is there a difference? I am a bit confused since commercial banking in the UK deals with large corporate firms ( more than $350m in revenue) and has a LevFin team and it seems like Corporate Ban...
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Breaking into Corporate Finance after graduation Hi WSO family, Wanted to share a little bit of my story and background in the hopes I can get some sound advice on how to break into corporate finance and ways I can improve my strategy. I graduated from a non-target school in South Florida with a decent 3.4 GPA in Finance. Upon graduation, the o...
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Texas Instruments - Interview - SalesI was asked first, whether I was good with names and then what the names of both of my interviewers were about halfway through the interview, which was a bit strange. I was asked to describe a pivot table. I was asked what I believe would be the most important thing that I should accomplish in the ...
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American International Group - Review - Corporate FinanceSolid experience. The company was in transition so there wasn't a lot of work but overall I had a good experience. . The company was in transition so there wasn't a lot of work but overall I had a pretty good experience. ...
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Barclays Capital - Interview - GeneralistWhat are some areas that we should look to invest in? What are some companies that we should look to invest in? Explain the unit economics and business models of these companies? Tell me about one of your M&A deals What are the unit economics of this company? What is your favorite and least favorite...
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credit risk set upis there any credit gurus here who can advise on this? im currently in a midoffice role in a startup physical commodities trading shop, currently looking into devising a credit policy from ground zero for my firm. credit risk management was never considered until recently, so there is no existing in...
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Masters in Accounting at age 24/25; Does it impact your hire ability with Big 4? Lets say that I was able to have a successful business venture or do tech sales for 3/4 years post graduation. Then go back to get a MS in Accounting. Would being older be a disadvantage for Big 4 hiring or might it even be a *plus* since you have more verifiable and actionable experience. I guess...
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China Urges U.S. to "Act Rationally" Over TradeBEIJING — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes. He promised Beijing will “open even wider” to imports and investment. “No one will emerge a winner from a trade war,” said L...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - Risk ManagementGreat company with tons of growth opportunities - would recommend anyone to work for this company . Large company that moves slowly at times due to size, regulators, number of employees, etc. - would still recommend to anyone...
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Verizon - Interview - Corporate FinanceWas asked why, when i had a lot of M&A experience on my resume, I was applying for Verizon not Goldman Sachs and that really threw me off but I recovered quite nicely. The group part was a project where we had to use a scenario to rank items that we would need most and some of them were very debatab...
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Biotech/Pharma Corporate FinanceLooking to break out of my current role in health are delivery services and move back to biotech/pharma. A bit of background: have spent the last 7 years in FP&A for a delivery group. Currently the senior analyst to the CFO. Came to this job post-MBA; pre-MBA work was technically/R&D oriented in Bi...
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CISI/ICAEW diploma in Corporate FinanceHi All I wanted to get a view on the relevance of this certification in the UK corporate finance / development market. This seems like something which some Banks get their staff to pursue on the job. I am not keen on joining the banks but wanted to test if this holds value in Corporate side/ also ...
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Citigroup - Interview - Corporate BankingHow do you feel when someone asks you for advice that relates to an important decision ? When was the last time you had to adapt your style of communication for someone in a management role or a senior position ? When was the last time you made a big mistake in a piece of work and what did you lea...
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Credit Suisse - Review - OperationsLaid back culture with an European flavor: you don't have to wear suit and managers don't micro-manage.. Low pay, low career advancement. IBCM is not an emphasis of the new CEO so the future really hangs in the balance if you are a junior banker....
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AT&T - Review - Generalist2 paid vacation days, and a very open-ended project with lots of freedom; good networking opportunities. They do a poor job of keeping interns busy, and depending on the schedule of your final presentation , you may not have anything to do for the last few weeks...
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How Can You Hire Best CA in India At An Affordable Price?If you are searching a Chartered Accountant for financial advice, tax, audit, GST etc then you can hire the best CA in India, Varun Aggarwal. He has his own firm in Gurgaon. He has a great team. he has many clients globally. You can directly contact him on mobile no 9999275999 otherwise click here. ...
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Opinions of Big 4 Business Modelling experienced hire opportunitiesHi guys Read pretty much every Big 4 Business Modelling related thread on this forum but most are a bit old (2-3 years+) and are US focused. What are opinions on entering Big 4 as an experienced hire into one of these teams especially in UK? Believe all bar PWC have them and they fall in under th...
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When applying to FP&A internships on indeed should I attach a cover letter?My resume is a little weak but I used the WSO format and made the most of it. Would attaching a well written cover letter be beneficial? I know for investment banking they're usually useless, at least according to other posts on this site... But there is very little content on FP&A cover letters....
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JPM: Global Finance & Business Management Analyst Intern ProgramHi everyone. I'm a sophomore at a non-target (SEC) majoring in finance and management. I don't currently have an internship lined up for this summer, but still have some outstanding applications. I just received a message on LinkedIn from a recruiter at JPM telling me about a position called "2019...
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BNP Paribas - Review - Debt Capital Markets- international mobility - health plan - paid holidays - hours - trainings offered in European campuses. - Wage is well below industry standards - Employees are not valued by management - HR does not take proper care of its employees - Lack of organization...
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Breaking into Corporate Development from Non-Traditional Backgrounds?Little bit of background, I am currently in my undergrad with decent grades (3.7), with good extracurricular and a position this summer in a commercial/corporate banking position. I'm trying to plan more long term and Corporate Development or Corporate Strategy looks very interesting, with an emphas...
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Facebook Finance Internship On-site InterviewHi all, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with The final round of the Facebook Finance Intern process. The recruiter mentioned that it’s 4 back to back interviews with 2 being behavioral and 2 cased based. I previously interned in IB as a Sophomore (WF) but don’t know how relevant ...
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Wells Fargo Finance Analyst ProgramDid anyone else get invited to the first round phone interview for Wells Fargo's Finance Analyst Program?...
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GE Capital - Interview - TreasuryWas asked about my previous internships which were mainly administrative. They wanted to know how my previous internships had prepared me for this internship, what types of tasks I performed and if they were quantitative in nature. Was also asked why multinational corporations use currency hedges an...
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Interview Case Study for Corp Dev role at a Mid-Sized StartupHi, Need advice from all forum members. I have a Associate level Corp Dev interview at a mid-sized (150 employees+, $100mn funding) startup. In my first round they mentioned that I will be given a case study. Wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with Case Studies for corp dev roles at tec...
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Best source to find list of small companies as acquisition targetsWhat would be the best platform / database / service to find companies that are mostly valued under $5 million? Finding financial information on these companies isn't so important at this stage, as it is already tough to simply create a target list of such companies since their public presence is ve...
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All about Treasury/ Corporate Treasury! Hello Everyone, I searched through the forum and could not find much structured info about treasury. So wish to compile scattered info about treasury. Anything from what is treasury? entry barriers, how to be a treasurer, salaries, best organizations to work with, exit options, relevant certifica...
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Help Negotiating Offer in Risk Mg from BB I just received an offer from a large UK-based bank for an Associate Level position within their Risk Dpt. The team supports the bank's lending group within a specific sector. I have a MSF from a non-target and one year of financial regulatory experience from a federal position (US). The role is ba...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - GeneralistYou learn how to productively deal with difficult people. While under VP level you can move throughout the firm easily.. Poor work life balance 100% relationship based Poor medical plan All non front office positions moving to JC and BK...
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Merger DataDoes anyone know a good place to get data on the number of mergers and acquisitions that have taken place in the U.S. over the past 10 years. Specifically I would like to know how many mergers above 80 million dollars have taken place since August 19, 2010....
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What kind of a bonus should I expectJust wondering if anybody can give some insight. I'm not in IB but I am a Capital Markets Analyst for a regional bank. It is my first year. Anybody know what kind of bonus I should expect? I can't imagine it would be like the bonuses I see discussed on here for like S&T, etc. But should I expect mor...
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Duff & Phelps - Review - N/AGood work environment. Friendly people. Nice office. Good location. Good working hours. Interesting work.. Pay is only ok. Interesting but not super exciting work. Not much company culture. Not too many perks....
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Am I underpaid (FP&A)?Hey all, I feel as though there's the chance I'm underpaid in comparison to my peers. Thus, I would appreciate WSO's feedback on the matter. To summarize at a high level: High(est) COL Region 7 years total experience 5 years total "finance" experience: 3 years BB middle office ops (past), 2 year...
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Finance for LBOs - SME MarketHello guys, I am interested in LBOs in the SME market and based in the UK. Was just wondering if there is mid level boutique banks or similar in the states who would be happy to provide finance for LBOs in the UK. Does any come to mind??...
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What's it like working in Corporate Strategy?Hi everyone, I'm a graduate student in a STEM field and I'm currently debating going to law school next year (I've been accepted to some high-ranked schools), or trying to break into management consulting. If I went the consulting route, my long term goal would be to end up in corporate strategy. B...
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