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Sign On granted European patent
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stock Exchange-listed company Sign On (Other OTC:SGONF) has received advance notice from the European Patent Office (EPO) that it has been granted a patent for the technical concept behind the company's FormPipe product. The patent is expected to be published within the next six months.
Virgin Express Returns Paris/Orly Slots and Re-focuses on Brussels
BELGIUM, May 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Belgian low fare airline Virgin Express (Euronext Brussels:VIRE) (OTCBB:VIRGY) has decided to return the allocated Paris/Orly slots to the COHOR and not to start operations from Paris/Orly this summer. When Virgin Express applied for departure and landing slots at Paris/Orly, it was in the hope that it would be allowed a significant portfolio of routes to cover many of the gaps left by the failure of the French airline, Air Lib. The company applied for 25,000 slots, in order to set up a twelve-aircraft, low fare operation from Orly to a wide range of destinations.
Autoliv Acquires Japanese Company
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Autoliv Inc., (NYSE:ALV) (SSE:ALIV) the world-leading automotive safety system supplier, has acquired the steering wheel assets of the Hiroshima-based Nippon Steering Industries (NSI), a joint venture between the privately-held Japanese automotive parts company KIW and Autoliv's own steering wheel company in Japan, Autoliv-Izumi. Autoliv also acquired KIW's assets in steering wheels.
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc AGM Trading Statement
LONDON, May 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- This announcement contains a report from the Board of Old Mutual plc (Other OTC:ODMTF) (LSE:OML) (the Company) on trading in the four months ended 30 April 2003. Nedcor Limited, the Company's separately JSE-listed banking subsidiary, is also giving concurrently with this release a detailed update on its own trading. The full text of Nedcor's statement is available on the Company's website, www.oldmutual.com.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Purchase Of Own Shares
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Irish Banks,
p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) announces that on 15 May 2003, it purchased ordinary shares. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) announces that on 15 May 2003, it purchased 5,870,000 of its ordinary shares, at an average price of Euro 13.7773, to be held as treasury shares.
Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Law Offices of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against eUniverse, Inc. -- EUNI
BALA CYNWYD, Pa., May 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law offices of Brodsky & Smith, LLC today announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of shareholders who purchased the common stock and other securities of eUniverse, Inc. ("eUniverse" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:EUNI) between July 30, 2002 and May 5, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Lehman Brothers Charged with Securities Fraud by The Pomerantz Firm on Behalf of Purchaseres of RealNetworks -- RNWK
NEW YORK, May 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, case number 03 CV 3470, against Lehman Brothers Inc. ("Lehman") and its senior technology analyst, Michael E. Stanek ("Stanek"), on behalf of investors who purchased the common stock of RealNetworks, Inc. ("RealNetworks" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:RNWK) during the period from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Paradigm Medical Industries, Inc. -- PMED
BALTIMORE, May 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that a securities class action has been commenced on behalf of shareholders who purchased, converted, exchanged or otherwise acquired the common stock of Paradigm Medical Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMED) between April 25, 2001 and May 14, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period").