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Dobson Communications Corporation
Dobson Communications Purchases Texas 15 Rural Service Area and Additional Spectrum
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- American Cellular Corporation, a subsidiary of Dobson Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DCEL), announced today that it has agreed to purchase wireless assets in Texas 15 Rural Service Area (RSA) as well as additional PCS wireless spectrum in Tom Green, Brown, Comanche and Mills counties. The purchase will increase the Company's competitive footprint in the central core of Texas, being located primarily west and south of markets already served by the Company under the Cellular One(r) brand.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Announces First Quarter 2006 Results
LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced net income for the first quarter 2006 of $1.23 billion ($2.90 basic per share), compared with $846 million ($2.11 basic per share) for the first quarter 2005. Diluted earnings were $2.86 per share for the first quarter 2006, compared with $2.08 per share for the first quarter 2005.
Power Glass Developer, XsunX, Begins Marketing Phase; Joe Grimes to Present at the National Energy Marketers Association 2006 National Energy Restructuring Conference
IRVINE, Calif., April 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB:XSNX) will present the benefits of the company's thin-film solar technology systems for use in the development and delivery of an array of new power sources this week in Washington, D.C. at the 2006 National Energy Restructuring Conference sponsored by the National Energy Marketers Association. During the conference, which will take place April 25th and 26th at the Marriott at Metro Center, XsunX Chief Operating Officer Mr. Joseph Grimes will provide potential licensees information about the company's flexible thin-film photovoltaic capabilities, including Power Glass(tm), an innovative thin-film solar technology that is intended to allow glass windows to produce electricity from the power of the sun.
Heritage Oaks Bancorp
Heritage Oaks Bancorp Declares $0.25 Cash Dividend
PASO ROBLES, Calif., April 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Heritage Oaks Bancorp (Nasdaq:HEOP), parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special $0.25 per share cash dividend to be paid on May 19, 2006 to shareholders of record on May 8, 2006.
Fidelity International Limited's Holding in Metso Increased to 5.12 percent
HELSINKI, Finland, April 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metso Corporation has been informed about an increase in the holding of the Fidelity International Limited and its subsidiaries of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On April 21, 2006, Fidelity International Limited and its subsidiaries owned a total of 7,251,782 Metso shares, which corresponds to 5.12 percent of the paid up share capital and voting rights of Metso Corporation. On the basis of the previous announcement, their holding was 3.98 percent on March 29, 2006.
WorldWater & Solar Technologies
WorldWater & Power Corp. Signs $295,000 Contract to Provide Solar Technology to Voorhees Township Public Schools
PENNINGTON, N.J., April 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- WorldWater & Power Corp. (OTCBB:WWAT), developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, today announced the signing of a $295,301 contract to provide design, engineering and solar equipment for the Voorhees Township Public Schools in Voorhees, New Jersey. The primary contractor for the project is Ray Angelini, Inc. (RAI) of Sewell, New Jersey. Construction will begin immediately for the installation of photovoltaic panel array on the roof of the Voorhees Middle School on Hollyoak Drive. WorldWater's patented electronics will automatically control power delivery to the school and manage the net metering of surplus electricity back to the utility to earn renewable energy credits.
Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc.
Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc. Announces Stock Split Effected as a 10 Percent Stock Dividend
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 24, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTS), the holding company for Gateway Bank & Trust Co., announced today that its board of directors approved an 11-for-10 stock split, to be effected in the form of a 10% stock dividend payable May 15, 2006 to holders of record as of the close of business on April 28, 2006. The stock dividend will increase shares outstanding to approximately 10,785,358.