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Novo Nordisk A/S
Novo Nordisk A/S: Treasury Stock
BAGSVAERD, Denmark, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Status re Novo Nordisk's holding of its own shares (31 March 2006) In continuation of the company's announcement dated 27 January 2006 concerning a planned share repurchase programme, and pursuant to Section 204.33 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual, this is to report that Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) and its wholly-owned affiliates on 31 March 2006 owned 31,748,746 of its own B shares of DKK 2, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 63,497,492 or 8.95% of the total share capital.
NIDEK, Inc. Announces a Significant Increase in Ophthalmic Diagnostic Product Offerings Through the Merger With NIDEK Technologies America
FREMONT, Calif., April 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Effective April 1st, 2006, NIDEK Technologies America (NTA) of Greensboro, NC, has merged with NIDEK Inc. of Fremont, CA. As a global leader in eye care products for ophthalmology and optometry, NIDEK is consolidating its clinical, development, distribution, marketing and sales efforts in the United States to NIDEK's location in Fremont, CA. This allows NIDEK to expands both it's customer base, and increase product offerings to new and existing customers.
Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP Charges Northfield Laboratories, Inc. With Securities Fraud -- NFLD
NEW YORK, April 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division against Northfield Laboratories Inc. ("Northfield" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:NFLD), on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of the Company during the period from February 20, 2004 to February 21, 2006, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The complaint alleges violations of Section 10(b) and Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5.
Lazare Kaplan International
Lazare Kaplan International Inc. to Webcast Fiscal 2006 Third Quarter Results
NEW YORK, April 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lazare Kaplan International Inc. (AMEX:LKI), a manufacturer and marketer of diamonds and jewelry products, intends to release its fiscal 2006 third quarter financial results prior to the market open on Friday, April 7, 2006. In conjunction with this release, the Company will hold a conference call conducted by senior management, which will be broadcast live over the Internet.
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
HCC Notes Remain Convertible in Second Quarter
HOUSTON, April 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) is issuing this release under the required notice provisions of its convertible notes. Based upon its share performance during the First Quarter 2006, its originally issued and exchanged 2.00% Convertible Notes due 2021 and its 1.30% Convertible Notes due 2023 (collectively, the "Convertible Notes") will be convertible under the terms of their respective Indentures during the Second Quarter 2006.