In addition to Mr. E. Anthony Woods, who in addition to serving as Chairman of LCA-Vision, also serves as a Director of Cincinnati Financial Corporation and as a Director of Anchor Funding Services, the letter dated November 24, 2008, was also copied to Mr. William Bahl, who serves as Chairman of LCAV's Compensation Committee, Director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Cincinnati Financial Corporation and as President & Co-Founder of Bahl & Gaynor; Mr. John Gutfreund, who serves as Chairman of LCAV's Nominating and Governance Committee and on the Board of Directors of several over-the-counter traded companies, including GVI Securities Solutions; John Hassan, Chairman of LCAV's Audit Committee; and Steven Straus, LCAV's CEO.
(The full text of the letter appears below.)
About Dr. Stephen N. Joffe
Stephen N. Joffe, MD, FACS, age 65, is the founder and former Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of LCA-Vision. He was the founder of LCA-Vision's
corporate predecessor, Laser Centers of America, Inc., and served as its
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from its formation in 1985
until its merger into LCA-Vision in 1995. In 1983, Stephen Joffe also founded
and served as Chairman of Surgical Laser Technologies, Inc. until 1989. He is
presently the Chief Executive Officer of the Hearing Foundation, Inc., a
hearing company, and Co-Founder of Joffe MediCenter LLC, a healthcare services
company. In addition Dr. Joffe is an Esteemed Quondum Professor of Surgery at
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