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COMSYS Information Technology Services, Inc.
COMSYS Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program
HOUSTON, March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- COMSYS IT Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:CITP), a leading information technology services company, announced today that it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Custom Development Solutions, Data Management Solutions and Network Infrastructure Solutions. As a Gold Certified partner, COMSYS has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
QLogic to Showcase Industry's Fastest 4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs on Bensley Platform at Intel Developer Forum
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM -- QLogic(r) Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), today announced it is showcasing its SANblade Pro(tm) family of enterprise 4Gb HBAs at the Intel Developer Forum. SANblade Pro HBAs are designed from the ground up to meet the increased performance demands of multiple applications running on virtualized servers. As a result, SANblade Pro HBAs are a perfect complement to hardware-enabled virtualization (VT) embedded in Intel's new Bensley platform.
QLogic Executives to Present at Citigroup Small and Mid-Cap Conference
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- QLogic(R) Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that Tony Massetti, senior vice president and CFO, and Rick Franz, vice president of technology and planning, will present at the Citigroup Small & Mid-Cap Conference on Wednesday, March 15 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time in Las Vegas. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Heritage Oaks Bancorp
Heritage Oaks Bancorp to Present at Sandler O'Neill Conference
PASO ROBLES, Calif., March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Heritage Oaks Bancorp (Nasdaq:HEOP), parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank, today announced plans to participate in the Central California Banking Panel at the Sandler O'Neill & Partners West Coast Financial Services Conference. Lawrence P. Ward, President and CEO of Heritage Oaks, will present on March 9, 2006, at 4:25 p.m. PST.
DATAllegro Announces Back Up Unit for Data Warehouse Appliances
CHICAGO, March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gartner BI Summit -- DATAllegro, supplier of data warehouse appliances that lead the industry in price and performance, today announced a new product. Priced at $150,000, DATAllegro B25 is an add-on product to DATAllegro's data warehouse appliances that can be used for backing up or storing up to 25 terabytes of user data.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes and Citigroup to Launch First Islamic Bond Index
NEW YORK, March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dow Jones Indexes and Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking, both leading global index providers, today announced that they intend to launch the Dow Jones Citigroup Sukuk Index, the first index that seeks to measure the performance of global bonds complying with Islamic investment guidelines.
SeaDrill Limited -- Mandatory Offer to Purchase Shares in Smedvig ASA
HAMILTON, Norway, March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- We refer to the press release dated 20 February 2006 where SeaDrill Limited ("SeaDrill") stated its intention to make a mandatory offer for all of the outstanding Class A and Class B shares in Smedvig ASA ("Smedvig") pursuant to the rules of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act (the "Mandatory Offer").
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. and Nutreco N.V. Reach Agreement to Sell Entire Shareholding in Marine Harvest to Geveran Trading Co. Ltd.
LONDON, March 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Nasdaq:SNSA)(Oslo:SNI) and Nutreco Holding N.V. announced today an agreement to sell their entire shareholding in the aquaculture company Marine Harvest N.V. to the investment fund Geveran Trading Co. Ltd. for total cash proceeds of approximately EUR 1.175 billion, plus the assumption of all of Marine Harvest's debt of approximately EUR 150 million. SNSA currently owns 25% of Marine Harvest and Nutreco owns 75%. SNSA expects to realize cash proceeds of approximately $350 million from the sale of its share of Marine Harvest and a gain of approximately $80 million.