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The following is an excerpt from a S-3 SEC Filing, filed by MIDAS INC on 5/21/2003.
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MIDAS INC - S-3 - 20030521 - TABLE_OF_CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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The Company ...............................................................    1
Risk Factors ..............................................................    2
Forward-Looking Statements ................................................    7
Use of Proceeds ...........................................................    7
Selling Stockholders ......................................................    8
Plan of Distribution ......................................................   10
Experts ...................................................................   12
Legal Matters .............................................................   12
Where You Can Find More Information .......................................   12

You should rely only on the information contained in, or incorporated by reference in, this prospectus and in any accompanying prospectus supplement. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with information different from that contained in, or incorporated by reference in, this prospectus. The common stock is not being offered in any jurisdiction where the offering is not permitted. You should not assume that the information in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of the documents.

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THE COMPANY

As used herein, and except where the context otherwise requires, the terms "we," "us," "our" and "Midas" include Midas, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Midas is among the world's largest and most recognized providers of automotive aftermarket services, with over 2,700 Midas shops globally, leading market positions in core retail service offerings and strong brand equity. Midas retail shops, which are operated by Midas, its franchisees and licensees, offer a comprehensive array of automotive repair and maintenance services. As of December 28, 2002 there were 1,959 North American shops located in all 50 states of the United States and all 10 Canadian provinces. We believe we have the largest share of the United States automotive aftermarket service industry (excluding tires, collision parts and heavy duty trucks). Midas enjoys strong brand recognition, demonstrated by a consumer awareness rate of over 90%, and high levels of consumer loyalty through its lifetime warranty program on genuine Midas parts. We believe that an important part of the success of our retail franchise is our ability to provide a channel to deliver automotive parts at wholesale to Midas retail shops. We also believe that our real estate operations provide a unique advantage by allowing control over the retail sites operating under the Midas brand.

Midas has been engaged in the retail automotive repair business since 1954, and has granted franchises for and operated Midas shops since 1956. From 1972 to 1998, the Midas business was operated through a series of companies that were controlled by Whitman Corporation. Midas was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on August 29, 1997, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Whitman Corporation, and the assets of the Midas business were transferred to Midas, Inc. On January 30, 1998, Whitman distributed all issued and outstanding shares of Midas to stockholders of record of Whitman Corporation stock, and Midas became an independent public company.

Midas' principal executive offices are located at 1300 Arlington Heights Road, Itasca, Illinois 60143, and its telephone number is (630) 438-3000. Our Internet address is http:// www.Midas.com. The information contained in or connected to our website is not part of this prospectus and is not incorporated in this prospectus by reference.


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