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Beijing - 26 June, 2013

1. Close. Chip Starnes looking through factory window

2. Mid. Company name on factory exterior

3. Wide. Factory exterior, pan from top to Starnes looking through window

3. Close. Starnes looking through window

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Chip Starnes, US Executive in China (Transcript Below)

5. Wide, Starnes talking to reporter through window

6. Close. Starnes

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Miami - 26 June, 2013

7. SOUNDBITE (English) John Starnes, Brother of Chip Starnes (Transcript Below)

8. AMATEUR VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLY / MANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: CHIP STARNES

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Video purportedly shot by Chip Starnes showing people forming blockade as he attempts to escape

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Beijing - 26 June, 2013

9. Close. Starnes talking through window

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

A U-S COMPANY BOSS WHO'S BEEN HELD HOSTAGE BY HIS EMPLOYEES LEFT THE FACTORY WHERE HE WAS HELD.

CHIP STARNES TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HE'S AGREED TO PAY GENEROUS SEVERANCE PACKAGES TO DOZENS OF WORKERS WHO THE MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY WASN'T LAYING OFF.

SOUNDBITE: Chip Starnes, US Executive in China

"I keep telling myself this is a movie I am reading this in a book but it is playing out live."

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THEIR CO-WORKERS IN A PHASED-OUT DIVISION HAD RECEIVED SIMILAR PACKAGES.

STARNES' BROTHER IN FLORIDA SPOKE TO A-P BEFORE THE STANDOFF ENDED.

HE SAID CHIP STARNES WAS HOLDING UP WELL THROUGH THE CRISIS.

SOUNDBITE: John Starnes, Brother of Executive in China

"He sounds a lot better yesterday than he did the day before. He sounds better today than he did the day before. And you know, hearing him on the news this morning, you know, it seems like he's got a little pep in his step."

(COVERED) "This weekend, it's him trying to leave and everybody rushed the gates and blockades him."

TRACK-3

BEFORE THE STANDOFF, CHIP STARNES HAD SAID THE COMPANY WAS WINDING DOWN ITS PLASTICS DIVISION, WITH PLANS TO MOVE FROM NEAR BEIJING TO INDIA.

ABOUT 80 EMPLOYEES BLOCKED EXITS AND KEPT STARNES FROM SLEEPING.

STARNES SAYS OTHER OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE AT THE PLANT, AND SOME OF THE WORKERS WHO HELD HIM INSIDE WILL KEEP WORKING THERE.

CARLOTTA BRADLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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