NOTE 11. CONTINGENCIES AND COMMITMENTS
The Company continuously reviews all investor, employee and vendor complaints, and pending or threatened litigation. The likelihood
that a loss contingency exists is evaluated through consultation with legal counsel, and a loss contingency is recorded if probable and reasonably estimable.
During the normal course of business, the Company may be subject to claims, legal proceedings, and other contingencies. These matters are subject to various uncertainties, and it is possible that some of
these matters may be resolved unfavorably. The Company establishes accruals for matters for which the outcome is probable and can be reasonably estimated. Management believes that any liability in excess of these accruals upon the ultimate
resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial statements of the Company.
The Board has
authorized a monthly dividend of $0.02 per share through June 2012, at which time it will be considered for continuation by the Board. Payment of cash dividends is within the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors and is dependent on
earnings, operations, capital requirements, general financial condition of the Company, and general business conditions. The total amount of cash dividends to be paid to class A and class C shareholders from April to June 2012 will be approximately