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Elekta Acquires Medical Intelligence
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Elekta, world leader in advanced radiation therapy, comprehensive cancer management and non-invasive treatment of brain disorders, today announced the acquisition of Medical Intelligence Medizintechnik GmbH for a consideration of EUR 20 M in cash.
Beacon's Fixed Annuity Premium Study Reports Third Quarter's Best-Selling Products
EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 30, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- MasterDex, an Allianz Life (NYSE:AZ) indexed annuity, was the quarter's top-selling product in the Beacon Research Fixed Annuity Premium Study for the fifth consecutive period. Three book value products -- New York Life's LifeStages/MainStay Single Premium Fixed Annuity(1), John Hancock's (NYSE:MFC) GPA Plus and Genworth Financial's (NYSE:GNW) Capital Provider Advantage -- were numbers two, three, and four, respectively. The ING US (NYSE:ING) Secure Index annuity took fifth place. Third quarter sales were reported for some 182 products by 47 participating insurance companies.
The Quaker Funds, Inc.
Quaker Funds Reach $1 Billion Milestone
MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 30, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Quaker Funds, Inc. is proud to announce today that its family of mutual funds has reached $1 billion in assets under management. This asset growth represents a 46% increase over assets under management as of December 31, 2004.
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Purchased 148,450 of its Common Shares
LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov. 30, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- London, England - November 30, 2005 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Nasdaq:SNSA) (Oslo Stock Exchange:SNI) announces that Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd. (SNTG), a 100% owned subsidiary of SNSA, purchased today 148,450 of SNSA Common Shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange at an average price of NOK 218.06 per share (approximately $32.36 at the current exchange rate). The shares were purchased in accordance with the repurchase program announced on August 25, 2005, authorizing Company to purchase up to $200 million worth of its Common Shares or related American Depositary Shares.Accordingly, in conformity with applicable Oslo Stock Exchange requirements, we report that Stolt-Nielsen S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., after this transaction has the following ownership (in the aggregate) in Stolt-Nielsen S.A., whose Common Shares are secondarily listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with primary listing (through ADS arrangements) in the United States: