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How's Your Investment IQ? INVESTMENT QUIZ 1

(1978 Advertisement)

Test yourself with this 3-minute business quiz.

Can you name the producers of the following well-known brand name products?

  1. "Minute Maid" orange juice is a popular product of:
    a. General Mills Inc.
    b. Beatrice Foods Co.
    c. Bangor Punta
    d. Coca Cola Company
  2. Piper® aircraft are built by:
    a. Boeing Co.
    b. Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
    c. General Dynamics Corp.
    d. Bangor Punta
  3. "Starcraft," the nation's best-selling camping trailer, is built by:
    a. Winnebago Industries Inc.
    b. AMF Inc.
    c. Coleman Co. Inc.
    d. Bangor Punta
  4. "Smith & Wesson" handguns are produced by:
    a. Olin Corp.
    b. Martin Marietta Corp.
    c. Singer Company
    d. Bangor Punta
  5. "Frigidaire" refrigerators are manufactured by:
    a. Bendix Corp.
    b. Zenith Radio Corp.
    c. General Electric Co.
    d. General Motors Corp.

How's Your Investment IQ? Investment Quiz 1 - 1978 Bangor Punta Print Advertisement

You scored 100-percent if you selected answer d. on every question. But, the name we want you to remember most is Bangor Punta Corporation.

Like many American corporations, Bangor Punta's products are better known than our company.

Our Piper Aircraft Corporation is the second largest manufacturer of airplanes for the general aviation market.

Smith & Wesson is the principal supplier of handguns to the nation's law enforcement agencies.

Our O'Day, Cal and Jensen sailboat lines make Bangor Punta the largest U.S. manufacturer of these popular pleasure craft.

Starcraft not only leads the way in camping trailers, it is also number one in the manufacture of aluminum boats.

Origin of the corporate name "Bangor Punta"

Many people ask us how we got our corporate name. "Bangor" comes from the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad which was once part of our company. And, "Punta" was taken from the Castro-expropriated Punta Alegre sugar company, an original element of Bangor Punta Corporation.

Bangor Punta is a leader in the growth markets it serves. In the fiscal year ended September 30,1977, sales reached $567,641,000 -- more than double those of 1972. Earnings per share increased to $3.74, also more than double the 1972 figure. Currently an annual dividend of 50 cents is paid on Bangor Punta's common stock. The stock has been trading recently between 20 1/2 and 25 3/4.

Find out more about Bangor Punta. To receive our most recent annual report, call or visit one of the following brokers in your area:

  • Barclay Douglas & Co.
  • Loeb Rhoades Hornblower
  • Barrett & Company
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
  • E. F. Hutton & Co. Inc.
  • Miller & George

Bangor Punta BNK
One Greenwich Plaza Greenwich, Conn 06830

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