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First Financial Northwest
First Financial Northwest, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
RENTON, Wash., July 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Financial Northwest, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:FFNW), the holding company for First Savings Bank Northwest ("Bank"), today reported a net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 of $28.0 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $2.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.
Provident Financial Holdings Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. ("Company") (Nasdaq:PROV), the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B., today announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share. Shareholders of the Company's common stock at the close of business on August 17, 2009 will be entitled to receive the cash dividend. The cash dividend will be payable on September 11, 2009.
Heritage Commerce Corp
Heritage Commerce Corp Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2009
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq:HTBK), parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, today reported a second quarter 2009 net loss available to common shareholders of $6.0 million, or $(0.51) per diluted common share, which included a $10.7 million provision for loan losses and $591,000 in dividends and discount accretion on preferred stock. In the second quarter a year ago, the net loss available to common shareholders was $3.1 million, or $(0.26) per diluted common share, which included a $7.8 million provision for loan losses and no preferred dividends.
Robbins Umeda LLP
Robbins Umeda LLP Provides Update On the False Claims Act
SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Robbins Umeda LLP issues this press release to alert private citizens of recent significant developments relating to the False Claims Act (Title 31 U.S.C. Sections 3729-3733). The False Claims Act allows private citizens to bring lawsuits (sometimes referred to as "qui tam" actions) against parties who have defrauded the federal government. Often, False Claims Act cases involve allegations of defense contract fraud or healthcare fraud. The private citizens who bring these actions on behalf of the government are sometimes referred to as "whistleblowers," "relators," or "qui tam plaintiffs." To encourage people who are aware of fraud against the government to bring these actions, the False Claims Act authorizes "whistleblowers" to be awarded a percentage of any proceeds recovered in a False Claims Act action or settlement.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.
OMA Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings
MONTERREY, Mexico, July 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), reported its unaudited, preliminary results for the second quarter and first six months of 2009 today.
Measurement Specialties, Inc.
Measurement Specialties Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Release Schedule and Conference Call
HAMPTON, Va., July 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Measurement Specialties, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, will report earnings for the first quarter ended June 30, 2009 on Wednesday, August 5, 2009.