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BankFinancial Corporation Extends Share Repurchase Program
BURR RIDGE, Ill., Sept. 28, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- BankFinancial Corporation (Nasdaq:BFIN) announced today that its Board of Directors has extended the expiration date of its current share repurchase authorization from September 30, 2007 until March 31, 2008. As of September 27, 2007, the Company had repurchased 2,714,323 shares of its common stock out of the 3,605,384 shares that have been authorized for repurchase.
Pharmos Receives Notice Related to Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Rule
ISELIN, N.J., Sept. 28, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Pharmos Corporation (Nasdaq:PARS) today announced that it received notice on September 26, 2007 from The Nasdaq Stock Market that the minimum bid price of its common stock had fallen below $1.00 for 30 consecutive business days and that Pharmos was therefore not in compliance with Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(4). In accordance with the Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(8)(D), Pharmos has until March 24, 2008, which is 180 calendar days from September 26, 2007, to regain compliance. This notification has no effect on the listing of the Company's common stock at this time.
Access Plans USA, Inc.
Access Plans USA, Inc. to Acquire Protective Marketing Enterprises, Inc.
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 28, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Access Plans USA, Inc. (Nasdaq:AUSA), a nationwide distributor of health insurance and non-insurance healthcare programs that provide access to affordable healthcare for the growing number of uninsured and/or underinsured in the United States, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire Protective Marketing Enterprises, Inc. ("PME"), a discount medical plan organization and wholly owned subsidiary of Protective Life Corporation (NYSE:PL). The transaction is expected to close on October 1, 2007.