As annual meetings are held in the next few weeks, corporate officers should be prepared to answer questions from shareholders about the the impact the Persian Gulf war will have on the company.

Charles E. Johnson, a partner in the Salt Lake office of KPMG Peat Marwick, said shareholders are the most concerned about the impact of current economic and world events.Some of the questions KPMG Peat Marwick believes will come up this year during annual meeting are: How will the current economic outlook affect the company? Does Operation Desert Storm impact the company's earnings? What impact did oil prices have on the company? Will the company benefit from measures to liberalize control of high technology exports to other countries?

The company annually publishes a booklet called "Shareholders' Questions," which contains answers to 500 questions that shareholders may ask. It is available by calling Donna Miner at 328-3000.