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2000 rank: 438
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FORTUNE 500 appearances:
Revenues 3,584.2 23.8 438 500
Profits 104.2 527.7 393 426
Assets 2,732.1 ó 426 412
Stockholders' Equity 690.9 ó 434 437
Market Value 874.0 ó 418 ó
Employees* 11,860 ó 382 ó
Revenues 2.9 328 416
Assets 3.8 247 ó
Stockholders' equity 15.1 244 ó
1999 ($) 3.15
1998 ($) 0.44
% change 615.9
10-year growth rate (%) 8.1
1999 -12.7 260
10-year annual rate 5.5 305
Since 1955, when the first FORTUNE 500 was created, more than 1,800 companies have appeared on the list. Many of these companies have changed names over this period, owing to mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies. Other companies have gone private, or simply changed their names.

Companies are listed by the name with which they were associated in 2005, or at the time of their most recent list appearance before that. FORTUNE 500 companies that have been acquired by other FORTUNE 500 companies are listed under the name of the acquiring company. Rankings have been revised to reflect corrections in data.

*Employee data is total number, not in $ millions.
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