Los Angeles - It is with deep regret that we advise the passing of Robert “Bob” Sanchez, our CFO and Vice-President of Finance. For 25 years, Bob navigated National through the financial challenges we faced. As a Director he provided invaluable counsel to assure our financial security and that we stayed true to our corporate mission. Bob was very knowledgeable of our employee ownership plan (ESOP) and all its intricacies. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. He is sorely missed.