Regents Appoint Burkhardt to Missouri Research Corporation Board of Directors

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 24, 2006 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today appointed Daniel Burkhardt of Frontenac, Mo., to the Missouri Research Corporation Board of Directors.

Burkhardt is a partner in Oakwood Medical Investors, a private venture capital firm focusing on emerging life sciences technologies; a general partner in the investment banking division of Edward D. Jones Company, Inc.; and the owner and operator of Bethlehem Valley Wines in Marthasville, Mo.

Burkhardt’s term is effective immediately and continues through Dec. 1, 2008.

The Missouri Research Corporation bylaws provide for a maximum of nine members on the Board of Directors. Burkhardt’s appointment increases the current number of Board members to four.

The Board of Directors approved Burkhardt’s appointment on March 30.