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2 Life 18
2 Life 18 Foundation Continues Relief Efforts for Hurricane Katrina Victims
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The 2 Life 18 Foundation, Inc. (www.2Life18.org), formed in the days after the Katrina devastation to aid in first-responder relief efforts, today marked several milestones achieved in its efforts to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. While the foundation, its partners and volunteers have accomplished much in the last year, the foundation continues to offer critical support to families and individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina, primarily assisting with housing, job, transportation and educational needs.
Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Delivers $9.9 Million Share of Channel Dredging Project
HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority authorized funding of PHA's $9.9 million share of a Houston Ship Channel dredging and maintenance project and several other matters at its public meeting on Monday, August 28. Chairman Jim Edmonds presided over the meeting with Commissioner Steve Phelps, Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Commissioner Kase Lawal, Commissioner Jimmy Burke, Commissioner Janiece Longoria and Commissioner Elyse Lanier.
First California Financial Group, Inc.
National Mercantile to Delay SEC Filings; Ticker Symbol Temporarily Changing to MBLAE
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- National Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:MBLA), the holding company for Mercantile National Bank and South Bay Bank, announced that the Company will request a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel in response to the receipt of a Nasdaq Staff Determination letter on August 23, 2006, indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the filing requirements for continued listing as set forth in Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14). As anticipated, the letter was issued in accordance with Nasdaq procedures due to the delayed filing of the Company's Form 10-QSB for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. Pending a decision by the Panel, National Mercantile's shares will remain listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, but will temporarily be traded under the ticker symbol MBLAE.
John H. Harland Company
Harland Financial Solutions Aligns With Banker's Toolbox
ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Harland Financial Solutions is demonstrating its commitment to helping banks deal with the regulatory challenges surrounding suspicious customer activity through a preferred partnership with Banker's Toolbox, Inc. Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of John H. Harland Company (NYSE:JH).
Credit Acceptance Corporation
Credit Acceptance Announces: Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Credit Acceptance Corporation (Nasdaq:CACC) (the "Company") announced today that it has commenced a modified dutch auction tender offer to purchase up to 3,500,000 of its outstanding common stock at a price per share of $28.00 to $31.50. The tender offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, September 26, 2006, unless extended by Credit Acceptance. Tenders of shares must be made on or prior to the expiration of the tender offer and shares may be withdrawn at any time on or prior to the expiration of the tender offer. Credit Acceptance's obligation to purchase is subject to the conditions set forth in the offer to purchase and letter of transmittal documents being sent to shareholders. The Company will be releasing operating results for the two months ended August 31, 2006, prior to the expiration of the tender offer.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Federal Home Loan Bank Files 10-Q with SEC
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines announced today that it filed its second quarter 2006 financial report Friday, August 25, 2006 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 10-Q. Detailed information on the Bank's quarterly results can be found in the 10-Q filing, accessible through the Bank's website at www.fhlbdm.com, or on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.