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Gambro: Bengt Modeer to Take Responsibility for Corporate Communications
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 7, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gambro AB (Stockholm:GAMBa) (Stockholm:GAMBb) (Other OTC:GAMBF), a leading international medical technology and healthcare company, today announced that Bengt Modeer has been appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and will take up his new responsibility as of today, October 7, 2002.
Bookham Technology Plc
Bookham Technology: Combination with Nortel Networks -- Optical Transmitter and Receiver and Optical Amplifier Businesses
OXFORDSHIRE, U.K., Oct. 7, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bookham Technology plc (LSE:BHM) (Nasdaq:BKHM) ("Bookham" or the "Company"), a leading provider of integrated optical components and subsystems for fibre optic communication networks, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Optical Transmitter and Receiver and Optical Amplifier Businesses of Nortel Networks Corporation ("Nortel") (the "Combination"). As part of the Combination, Nortel Networks Limited, a subsidiary of Nortel, has also agreed to enter into a U.S. $120.0 million (76.5 million pounds)(1) supply agreement with Bookham. The Combination is subject, inter alia, to approval by Bookham's shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on November 5, 2002 ("EGM").
Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc.
Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc. Announces 3rd Quarter Fiscal 2002 Earnings Conference Call and One-Time, Non-Cash Charges
CLARENCE, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "WGT") (NYSE:GB) has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2002. The Company will release earnings after the NYSE closes on Wednesday, October 30, 2002, and its Chairman, President and CEO. Edward F. Voboril, and its Executive Vice President and CFO, Lawrence P. Reinhold, will discuss the results at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on that date.
Emerson Poynter LLP
The Emerson Firm Announces Class Action to Recover Losses for Investors Who Purchased Household International, Inc. Securities -- HI
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 3, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Emerson Firm, a securities class action trial law firm, has filed a class action suit against Household International, Inc. ("Household International" or the "Company") (NYSE:HI), certain of its officers and directors, and Arthur Andersen, LLP, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This suit is brought on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Household International securities between October 23, 1997 and August 14, 2002, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The complaint alleges that defendants violated the federal securities laws by issuing a series of materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business, operations and future prospects.
PIMCO Commercial Mortgage Securities
PIMCO Commercial Mortgage Securities Trust, Inc. Announces Portfolio Manager Addition
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- PIMCO Commercial Mortgage Securities Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PCM), a closed-end investment company investing primarily in commercial mortgage-backed securities, today announced that William C. Powers, Managing Director, has assumed an active role in managing the Fund. As a senior member of PIMCO's portfolio management team, Mr. Powers will work together with Daniel J. Ivascyn, Senior Vice President, who will continue to be involved with the day-to-day management of the Fund.