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WSB Financial Group, Inc.
WSB Financial Group, Inc. Announces Transition
BREMERTON, Wash., Sept. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- WSB Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WSFG), the parent company for Westsound Bank and Mortgage announced today that due to a reduction in mortgage demand, and the uncertainty and elimination of various secondary marketing conduits, it is eliminating 33 jobs in its mortgage division. Jobs in administration, origination, production and servicing are affected.
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc.
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. Announces An Increase in Quarterly Dividend
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc., (Nasdaq:GFED), the holding company for Guaranty Bank, today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share, a 5.9% increase, on 2,678,204 shares of its common stock to be paid on October 15, 2007 to stockholders of record on October 1, 2007.
Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Encysive Pharmaceuticals Refinances Argatroban Royalty Notes
HOUSTON, Sept. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:ENCY) today announced that its special purpose subsidiary, Argatroban Royalty Sub LLC ("Royalty Sub"), has refinanced $60 million in aggregate, original principal amount of non-convertible, non-recourse promissory notes (the "Original Notes") sold to institutional investors in February 2007. The Original Notes were secured by royalties paid from sales of Argatroban, a drug licensed by Encysive and sold by GlaxoSmithKline plc ("GSK"), for the treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and by a pledge by Encysive of the stock of Royalty Sub.