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Saab AB Publishes Annual Report for 2002 on the Internet
LINKOPING, Sweden, Feb. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today, February 27 at 12:00, Saab AB will publish its Annual Report for 2002 on the homepage www.saab.se/ir. The printed version of the Annual Report will be available to shareholders on March 3, and can be ordered as of next week.
Tripep: Notice of Annual General Meeting
HUDDINGE, Sweden, Feb. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The shareholders of Tripep AB (publ) (Stockholm:TPEP) are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of Tripep will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 6 p.m. in Rektangelsalen (The Rectangle Auditorium) at the Berns Conference Hall in Berzelii Park in Stockholm.
Hansabank: Annual General Meeting
HELSINKI, Finland, Feb. 27, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The 2002 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Hansabank (Other OTC:HNSBF) will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2003. The following items have been included on the agenda of the General Meeting:
Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.
Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. Announces Cash and Stock Dividend
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (OTCBB:NBCT), the parent company of Inland Northwest Bank, today announced a cash dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on April 4, 2003 to shareholders of record as of March 21, 2003. Additionally, a five-percent stock dividend will be paid on June 13, 2003 to shareholders of record as of May 15, 2003. This marks the eighth stock dividend paid to shareholders and the first cash dividend.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Prices $300 Million Notes Offering
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) today announced that it had priced $300 million of 7-year Medium-Term Senior Notes, Series C, with an interest rate of 4.25 percent. The proceeds from the offering will be temporarily invested and then used together with internally generated cash flow to repurchase the $450 million of 6.4 percent notes due 2013, subject to remarketing April 1, 2003.
Harwood Feffer LLP
Wechsler Harwood LLP To File 401(k) Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class Action Against Royal Ahold N.V.
NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Wechsler Harwood LLP (www.whesq.com) has been retained for and intends to file a 401(k) breach of fiduciary duty class action complaint (the "complaint") against Royal Ahold N.V. ("Ahold") (NYSE:AHO) and the administrators of certain plans in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia on behalf of participants and beneficiaries of Ahold-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans ("Plans") for the benefit of employees of its U.S. subsidiaries, including Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover, Giant-Carlisle, Topps, BI-LO, Bruno's and Peapod. The lawsuit will cover participants and beneficiaries from March 6, 2001 through February 21, 2003 of Ahold-sponsored retirement plans.
Strategic Distribution, Inc.
Strategic Distribution, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2002 Financial Results Webcast
BENSALEM, Pa., Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Strategic Distribution, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:STRD) fourth quarter and year-end 2002 financial results conference call will take place on Tuesday, March 4th at 8:30 a.m. (EST). Strategic Distribution will open the event to the media and general public by broadcasting the call live over the Internet. To listen to this call, please click on the link to the webcast that is available on the Investor Relations page of Strategic Distribution's web site at www.in-plantstore.com or visit www.companyboardroom.com. The webcast will also be archived for later listening at the same web address. The call will feature Don Woodring, chief executive officer and Michael Bonner, chief financial officer.