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Education Realty Trust, Inc.
Education Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Internet Availability of 2007 Annual Report and 2008 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Proxy Materials Per New SEC Notice and Access Rule
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) today announced the Internet availability of proxy materials for its 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's new "Notice and Access Rule." EDR's proxy materials can now be found on the company's Investor Relations Web site at www.educationrealty.com. As an alternative to the traditional approach of delivering a printed set of proxy materials to each shareholder, companies can now deliver a "Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials" to shareholders, provide Internet access to the proxy materials, and provide a printed set of proxy materials by mail to any shareholder who requests them. EDR's 2007 annual report on Form 10-K and Notice of Meeting and Proxy Statement for the 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders have been filed with the SEC and may be viewed on EDR's Web site at www.educationrealty.com. EDR shareholders may obtain hard copies of EDR's proxy materials free of charge. Shareholders with shares held directly with the Company should contact American Stock Transfer & Trust Company at www.voteproxy.com and visit the "Request Paper Copies of Materials" section of the Web site. Shareholders with shares held by a broker should contact Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. at www.proxyvote.com and follow the instructions.
SmallCapSentinel.com: The Power of Patents
IRVINE, Calif., April 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- "For emerging technologies -- and companies for that matter -- the announcement of patent filings is an effective yardstick that the market can use to begin its evaluation," stated SmallCapSentinel.com analyst D.R. Clark. "When a company is working in a new scientific frontier to develop Spider Silk 'super fiber' that can have numerous commercial and consumer applications, an announcement like the two we've seen from Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB:KBLB) this week is compelling. The patents have been filed by Notre Dame where Kraig board member Dr. Malcolm Fraser heads the Virology Department and an agreement provides for exclusive licensing rights for Kraig sponsored research."
Paul Mueller Company
Paul Mueller Company Signs Agreement to Acquire Licensee
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- On April 10, 2008, Paul Mueller Company (Mueller) (Pink Sheets:MUEL) executed a definitive Share Purchase Agreement with Rollbas B.V. to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Paltrok Beheer B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollbas. Paltrok has been the European licensee of Mueller since 1988 for the manufacture and the sale of dairy farm milk coolers using Mueller designs and trademarks. In addition to milk coolers, products fabricated at the facility include processing equipment, beverage equipment, and heat transfer equipment. Paltrok's manufacturing facility is located in Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands, and is on the site previously occupied by Mueller Europa B.V., a former wholly owned subsidiary of Mueller.