Hi, I'm sure married ladies here & their husband's would have followed different ways & methods to announce their marriage among their friends circle by email, phone and even through letters. Here, I am sharing a very innovative way of our friend in communicating the news about his marriage via email. The email subject was - "Flash News" The body of the email follows... "Folks, The red signal in my bachelorhood autobahn has been turned on and I am being detoured to take a stop and go scenic route all the way to my destination. A date has been finalized for the merger of "JLK Engg. Ltd." and "Uma Financial Inc." by the interestholders. The date is Dec. 8 2002, Sunday and interestholders in both firms will vote with flowers on the same day. The merger @ Kovilpatti, would be based on 90% feelings swap and 10% traditional formalities. As per the deal, "JLK Engg." will own and take full responsibility of "Uma Fin."'s assets and in turn "Uma Fin." will get export license to the US. The combined unit will be called "JLK Family". Interest holders of both sides are bullish about this merger. Since there already exists a good relationship between both firms, the CEOs of both firms are already discussing the areas of commonality and advancement for the future. One source close to "JLK Engg." quoted, "This strategic merger is extremely necessary for Jlk Engg. both in the near-term, wherein the firm will benefit from the operations expertise of Uma Fin. as well as in the long-term, wherein the synergy will fuel outstanding happiness growth. There is a little bit downside in the gross margin in the near-term because of extra spending, but due to a december merger, the net margin should look extremely good for next year, as the merged company will fall in the new tax bracket for the fiscal'02 without the related expenses showing up in the fiscal'02". As CEO of JLK Engg. I am very optimistic about the planned merger. I will remain President and CEO of "JLK Family" and the President of "Uma Fin." will take over as the CFO of "JLK Family". The combined unit will be headquartered in the bayarea for a while and the emotional divisions will remain in TamilNadu, India. A key approval from the INS is expected post-merger after which the HQ might be shifted to a different place. As Class EEE stakeholders in "JLK Engg", I invite you to personally attend the merger and give your vote of approval. Honestly, I would be glad if each and everyone could attend, but realistically, I would be honored if those who would be in India by Dec could attend the merger. If you could not attend in person, proxies are allowed too (This is not Thermodynamics class anyway.. Joyfully and sincerely, JLK CEO and President, JLK Engg. Ltd." I thought this was a very different and interesting way of announcing a marriage and many of you would get hooked to it on reading it. Note: This friend's wife - Uma Jay - is also a valued member of IndusLadies community.