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CHARLIE HORN, CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER OF TUCSON-BASED SCRIPTSAVE, WINS GTEC's 2004 TOM BROWN EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

TUCSON, Ariz. - Oct. 12, 2004 - Charlie Horn, chairman of Tucson-based ScriptSave, America's leading prescription drug savings program, received the 2004 Tom Brown Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award on October 5th during the Greater Tucson Economic Council's (GTEC) IdeaFunding event. The award's legendary namesake is Thomas R. Brown founder of Tucson's Burr-Brown Corporation that was sold to Texas Instruments for $7.6 billion in 2000.

Horn has founded or co-founded several businesses in the insurance and healthcare field including ScriptSave in Tucson with a workforce of over 150 Tucson-based employees.  For three consecutive years, ScriptSave has been named one of the Inc 500, which lists the fastest growing privately owned companies in the nation.  ScriptSave has also been named one of the 100 fastest-growing inner city businesses by ICIC (Initiative for Competitive Inner City)-Inc Magazine.  The company was awarded the Society for Human Resource Management's 2003 "Workplace Excellence" award for Tucson, the 2003 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus "Best Place to Work" award and the 2004 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus "Business Growth" award.

In 2004 Horn served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the McGuire Entrepreneurship program at the Eller Business College of the University of Arizona and in 2003 he was named an Entrepreneurial Fellow.  He currently serves on the University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board.

Horn is only the fourth winner of the Brown Award.  Past winners include Tom Brown, Thomas M. Grogan, M.D., founder of Ventana Medical Systems, and last year's co-recipients Anthony Mulligan Jr. and Mark Angier, co-founders of Advanced Ceramics Research.



About ScriptSave

Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz. Since 1994, ScriptSave (www.scriptsave.com) is a nationally recognized prescription discount program providing valuable prescription discounts to uninsured and underinsured consumers. ScriptSave cards are accepted at more than 98 percent of national retail chain pharmacies and a nationwide network of participating independent pharmacies. For more information about the ScriptSave Prescription Drug Discount Program or ScriptSave Premier, its Medicare-approved drug discount card, please call the ScriptSave customer care call center at 1.800.700.3957.

About GTEC

GTEC is a private non-profit corporation funded jointly by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Marana, the Town of Oro Valley, the City of Benson, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation and private business investors. GTEC's vision is to be a leader in uniting public and private community sectors for the primary purpose of promoting, attracting and recruiting targeted global corporate activity.