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MediciNova Establishes Japanese Subsidiary in Tokyo
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market (Nasdaq:MNOV) and the Hercules Market of the Osaka Securities Exchange (Code number: 4875), today announced the establishment of MediciNova Japan, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary. The purpose of this new subsidiary is to strengthen business development and investor and public relations activities in Japan and other Asian countries.
Leading Brands, Inc.
Leading Brands, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Thursday, January 11, 2007 At 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern
VANCOUVER, B.C., Jan. 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Leading Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX), North America's only fully integrated premium beverage company, today announced that it will release third quarter earnings, before North American markets open, on the morning of Thursday, January 11, 2007.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines Reports Record December 2006 Load Factor
ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines today reported record load factor results for December 2006. Delta's system load factor for December 2006 was a record 77.8%, up 2.5 points from the prior year and the previous December record load factor of 75.3%. Delta also achieved its highest December load factors for its mainline system (78.3% with a previous high of 75.5% in 2005), mainline domestic (78.5% with a previous high of 75.4% in 2005) and Delta Connection system (75.4% with a previous high of 74.3% in 2005).
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Completes Merger With Aldabra Acquisition Corporation
OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation ("Great Lakes" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:GLDD) (Nasdaq:GLDDW) has completed the merger of Aldabra Acquisition Corporation ("Aldabra") (formerly OTCBB:ALBA) (OTCBB:ALBAW) (OTCBB:ALBAU) and GLDD Acquisitions Corp. ("GLDD"). As a result of the mergers described in the proxy statement/prospectus dated November 9, 2006, Aldabra stockholders and Great Lakes stockholders received shares of a new holding company, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation and Aldabra's outstanding units, each of which was comprised of one share of Aldabra common stock and two warrants, were mandatorily separated into their components. Great Lakes has 39,985,678 shares of common stock outstanding (subject to certain post closing adjustments), approximately 28% of which are owned by Aldabra's former stockholders, 67% of which are owned by Madison Dearborn and 5% of which are owned by Great Lakes management. The funds held in Aldabra's trust account were used to pay down Great Lakes' existing term bank debt by approximately $50 million.
Hot Topic, Inc.
Hot Topic, Inc. to Present at The Cowen and Company Consumer Conference
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Jan. 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hot Topic, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOTT) is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company 5th Annual Consumer Conference at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. Eastern time. Hot Topic, Inc. will be represented at the conference by Betsy McLaughlin, Chief Executive Officer, and Jim McGinty, Chief Financial Officer.