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HickoryTech Extends Shareholders Rights Plan
MANKATO, Minn., March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HickoryTech Corporation (Nasdaq:HTCO) announced that its Board of Directors has amended and extended its Shareholder Rights Plan. The amendments to the Shareholder Rights Plan will, among other things (1) extend the plan through March 12, 2019, (2) reduce the exercise price of the rights to $30 per share, and (3) provide for periodic review of the necessity of the plan by a committee of the Board of Directors.
8x8's MobileTalk International Calling Service Now Available for New Blackberry Devices
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of 8x8 Virtual Office and Packet8 (www.packet8.net) broadband business, residential, video and mobile communications services, today announced the availability of its MobileTalk mobile international calling service for popular Blackberry smart phones, including the Google Android, Blackberry Storm and Blackberry Bold.
ROK Entertainment Group Inc.
ROK Deploys in India
LONDON and NEW DELHI, India, March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROK Entertainment Group, the mobile technology, applications and services company, today announces the launch of its subsidiary office in India.
IRIS International, Inc.
IRIS International Board Appoints Edward F. Voboril as New Independent Lead Director
CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IRIS International, Inc. (Nasdaq:IRIS), a leading manufacturer of automated in-vitro diagnostics systems and consumables for use in hospitals and commercial laboratories worldwide, announced today that current IRIS director Edward F. Voboril has been appointed new independent lead director, replacing Richard H. Williams who will leave the IRIS Board of Directors as of the Company's next annual meeting, as previously announced.
Lang Marketing Resources, Inc.
Automotive Aftermarket $7 Billion Sales Boom Created by 2,000 Car Dealer Closings in 2009
WYCKOFF, N.J., March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "With at least 2,000 dealers closing in 2009, over $5 billion in dealer bay parts and service sales will be abandoned along with more than $2 billion in product sales through dealer parts departments and dealer redistribution of OE parts to independent service outlets," said Jim Lang, President of Lang Marketing.
UTi Worldwide to Host Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Conference Call On Thursday, March 26, 2009
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW) today announced that the company will report financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2009 on Thursday, March 26, 2009, before the market opens. UTi management will host an investor conference call that same morning at 8:00 a.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) to review the financial results and answer questions.
Bell Microproducts Inc.
Bell Microproducts Spotlights 10 Gigabit Ethernet
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Pink Sheets:BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, is highlighting 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) with a comprehensive linecard, having identified the fastest growth segment within networking as a critical offering for their resellers.