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Innospec Realigns Business to Focus On Key Regions, Markets and Customers
NEWARK, Del., June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Innospec Inc. (Nasdaq:IOSP) today announced a further streamlining of its business. Innospec plans to move to an integrated regional model and will now run its growth businesses as one streamlined business operating across three geographical regions -- Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific -- and will report its earnings as one Global Specialty Chemicals business rather than separating into the two separate business areas of Fuel Specialties and Active Chemicals. The Octane Additives business will continue to be reported as a separate business.
CAI International, Inc. Congratulates Its Executive Chairman, Hiromitsu Ogawa, as the Recipient of the Ernst & Young Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business Services
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CAI International, Inc. (CAI) (NYSE:CAP) congratulates its Executive Chairman, Hiromitsu Ogawa, as the winner of the Ernst & Young Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year for Business Services. The award recognizes Mr. Ogawa's lifetime achievement and contribution to the development of CAI International, the container leasing industry, as well as his contributions to the entrepreneurial community in Northern California. Mr. Ogawa was selected among 100 candidates in the Northern California region and will now be eligible for the Ernst and Young National Entrepreneurial Award.
The Travelzoo Network Now Reaches Over 22 Million Unique Users Per Month
NEW YORK, June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Travelzoo (Nasdaq:TZOO), a global Internet media company, today announced that the Travelzoo Network(tm) now reaches over 22 million unique users each month, having already enabled over 275 travel companies to leverage a new advertising platform. Travelzoo's U.S. media properties and the Travelzoo Network now reach over 30 million travelers.
Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP
Liner Yankelevitz Investigates Possible Claims Relating to Fifth Third Bankcorp, Inc. 401(k) Plan
LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP ("LYS&R") has commenced an investigation relating to Fifth Third Bankcorp ("Fifth Third" or the "Company") and potential violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"). The investigation centers on investments in Fifth Third stock in the Fifth Third Bankcorp Master Profit Sharing Plan (the "Plan").
ANSYS Receives SEC Clearance for Ansoft Acquisition
SOUTHPOINTE, Pa. and PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANSS) and Ansoft Corporation (Nasdaq:ANST) today announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded its review of the Registration Statement on Form S-4 in connection with ANSYS' acquisition of Ansoft. An amended Form S-4 was filed and became effective on June 20, 2008. A special meeting of the Ansoft stockholders to approve the transaction has been set for July 23, 2008.
Montana State University Upgrades to FieldTurf for Bobcat Stadium
BOZEMAN, Mont., June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Montana State University Bobcats have selected FieldTurf for Bobcat Stadium. This announcement was jointly made by FieldTurf Tarkett CEO Joe Fields and Montana State University Athletic Director Peter Fields. The Bobcats, who have been playing on a natural grass surface since 1893 at their old stadium and the current Bobcat Stadium, will have FieldTurf installed in time for the 2008 season.
First Financial Northwest
First Financial Northwest, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Program
RENTON, Wash., June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- First Financial Northwest, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:FFNW), the parent company of First Savings Bank Northwest ("Bank"), announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 914,112 shares of its common stock. The shares to be repurchased represent 4% of the Company's total outstanding shares. The shares will be used to fund the Company's 2008 Equity Incentive Plan that was approved by the Company's shareholders at the reconvened Annual Meeting of Shareholders that was held on June 20, 2008.
Hankersen International Corp.
Hankersen Intl. Corp. Announces $700,000 Financing to Support Expansion and Growth
XI'AN, China, June 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hankersen Intl. Corp. (OTCBB:HKRS), a leading manufacturer of cork-based building materials for the Chinese and international building industry, announced today that the company has completed a US$700,000 financing consisting of convertible promissory notes and warrants to support its expansion and growth strategy.