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Aquila Reports 2007 Results; Significantly Improved Utility Performance
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) reported today that its electric and gas utilities in Missouri and four other states delivered a 40 percent improvement in EBITDA performance. In 2007, EBITDA for Aquila's electric and gas utilities was $260.5 million, up $74.4 million from $186.1 million reported in 2006. This improvement in utility results was offset by various non-operating gains recognized on the asset sales in 2006 and merger-related costs occurring in 2007.
Orion Marine Group, Inc.
Orion Marine Group to Hold Live Conference Call of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results
HOUSTON, Feb. 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:OMGI) will conduct a telephone briefing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time/9:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, March 6, 2008, to discuss its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2007. To listen to a live broadcast of this briefing, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.orionmarinegroup.com. To participate in the call, please call the Orion Marine Group Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Earnings Conference Call at 877-591-4949.
Integra Bank Corporation
Moody's Affirms Ratings of Integra Bank N.A.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Integra Bank Corporation (Nasdaq:IBNK) reported that Moody's Investors Service had affirmed the ratings of Integra Bank N.A. and returned its outlook to stable. The ratings were affirmed following Moody's application of its refined commercial real estate (CRE) stress test.
Willis Lease Finance Corp.
Willis Lease to Launch 787 Engine Pool
SAUSALITO, Calif., Feb. 29, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Lease Finance Corporation (Nasdaq:WLFC) today announced that it is forming a worldwide spare engine pool for 787 modeled after their successful programs for the CFM56-7B serving North America, China and Europe. Willis has been developing the very detailed process to automate spare engine leasing and has achieved a significant success with this method currently adding support for more than 500 member aircraft in three major markets.