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Aptamera's Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Antisoma
LONDON and LOUISVILLE, Ken., Feb. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cancer drug developer Antisoma plc (LSE:ASM) announces that the shareholders of Aptamera Inc yesterday approved Antisoma's acquisition of Aptamera. All pre-closing conditions have now been satisfied or waived, save for admission to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange of the shares issued to effect the acquisition. Admission of the shares and completion of the transaction are expected tomorrow, 4 February.
FTS Wireless, Inc.
FTS Plans to Begin Marketing and Distributing Dish Network Satellite TV Service
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- FTS Wireless, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of FTS Group, Inc. (OTCBB:FLIP), an operator of retail wireless locations that market and sell next-generation wireless products and services, and operates Wi-Fi Hot Spots, today announced plans to begin marketing and distributing Dish Network (Nasdaq:DISH) Satellite Television systems nationally.
Komax Holding AG
Komax Group expands
STANS, Switzerland, Feb. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Komax is to acquire Sigma, a Stans-based firm, from Bossard AG. Sigma is active mainly in small-scale systems, manufacturing transfer systems and mechanized assembly work-stations. The acquisition marks a strategic move by Komax to continue growing its system business and to fill gaps in the market.Komax Holding AG, Dierikon, is to acquire Sigma from Bossard AG, Zug. Sigma operates in the market for small and medium-sized systems. The main thrust of its business is "manumation" ( a combination of manual assembly and automation); it manufactures semi-automated workstations and produces modular and flexible transfer systems. Komax Holding AG is financing the acquisition completely from its own funds.
Los Angeles World Airports
Operation USA, LAWA, Islamic Relief Organize First All-Cargo South Asia-Bound Airlift
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Operation USA, in partnership with Polar Air/Atlas Air and Islamic Relief USA, today sent off Los Angeles' first dedicated all-cargo airlift of 100 tons of pharmaceuticals, medical, shelter and nutritional supplies worth more than $7 million to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, en route to Sumatra's Aceh province, South Asia's region hardest hit by the December 26 tsunami.
Ohio Art Company
Ohio Art Company Announces Odd Lot Tender Offer
BRYAN, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Ohio Art Company (the "Company") announced today that it is commencing a tender offer for the purchase of all shares of common stock held by shareholders of the Company owning 99 or less shares, as of the close of business on January 19, 2005. The Company will pay $9.20 for each share properly tendered. The offer will expire March 3, 2005 at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, unless extended. Eligible shareholders who would like to accept the offer must tender all shares of common stock that they own.