————— Forwarded message ————— From: NYTIMES MAIL <nytmail@nytimes.com> Date: Jan 18, 2008 2:06 AM Subject: Cafeteria pricing To: NY TIMES INTERNET <NY_TIMES_INTERNET@nytimes.com>, NY TIMES NOTES <NY_TIMES_NOTES@nytimes.com > Dear Colleagues,

In an effort to keep up with the increasing cost of food and supplies, we have authorized Restaurant Associates to raise food prices in the cafeteria by an average of 3.9%, effective February 4. This will be the first cafeteria price increase in nearly three years.

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In determining the increase, we researched prices at Times Square area shops like Metro Marche, Europa and Pax. We are pleased that we will be able to keep prices 8% to 10% below the average for the neighborhood.

While cafeteria and vending prices will increase, coffee bar and catering prices will not change.

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Sharp, cafeteria general manager, at Redacted@restaurantassociates.com or 212-556-XXXX.

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Thank you.

Brian Banks Executive Director, Building Services