UTC has paid cash dividends on its common stock for 68 consecutive years. Based in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Hartford, Conn., the diversified company provides a broad range of high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries. UTC’s seven businesses are: Otis Elevator, Carrier heating and cooling, Chubb security, UTC Power, Pratt & Whitney jet engines, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems, and Sikorsky helicopters.