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Trelleborg Group's acquisition of PSS completed
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 01, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Trelleborg Group's (Other OTC:TBABF) acquisition of Polymer Sealing Solutions (PSS), the precision seal division of Smiths of the UK, has now been completed. PSS has annual sales of approximately SEK 5.5 billion and some 6,000 employees. The Trelleborg Group will thereby have total sales of approximately SEK 22.5 billion with about 21,000 employees in some 40 countries.
MBT Financial Corp.
MBT Financial Corp. Updates Full Year Financial Guidance
MONROE, Mich., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- MBT Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:MBTF) reported today that it does not expect its net income per share for the full year to be in the $1.15 to $1.20 range that was reported following its second quarter earnings announcement. A recent development with an individual credit relationship required the company to add $5.5 million to its allowance for loan losses. This additional provision to the company's allowance for loan losses will negatively impact the company's earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2003. The company expects a reduction in earnings per share of $0.19 for the third quarter as a result of this additional provision to its allowance for loan losses. The company now expects its full year earnings per share to be in the $0.95 to $1.00 range. The company plans to announce its third quarter earnings on October 15, 2003.
Go-Today.com Offers Malolo Island, Fiji From $1399!
BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Malolo Island is everything one would expect of a tropical paradise and more, with its pristine white-sand beaches, expansive view of the ocean, fresh island cuisine, and comfortable, modern accommodations. A week spent on this island would serve as the perfect time away, whether you are newly-weds searching for some private time alone or over-worked professionals who are looking for an escape from the day-to-day routine and stress of the workplace. Aside from offering you the opportunity to sit at the beach and sip on cocktails, the island resort we have selected for your stay also offers chances of engaging in a dozen different activities, including snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking. You might want to extend your stay beyond the five-night package after you have reviewed the full list of what this island paradise has to offer!
God, Caesar and the Freedom of Religion - New Book Looks at the Level of Religious Freedom Throughout World
GLENCOE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The right of religious freedom is the reason why the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. In 1948, the United Nations hoped to extend this freedom around the world with a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, it still seems there is a great deal of religious unrest throughout the world. In her new book, God Caesar and the Freedom of Religion (now available through 1stBooks), author Elizabeth Warren examines 191 countries' efforts to protect religious freedoms.