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Marlin Business Services Corp.
Marlin Business Services Corp. Hires Chief Sales Officer
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Oct. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Marlin Business Services Corp. (Nasdaq:MRLN) is pleased to announce the hiring of Edward Siciliano as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. Ed joins Marlin from ALK Technologies, where he held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His previous experience includes serving as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Applied Theory Corporation and National Account Sales Director for Xerox Corporation.
Secured Financial Network, Inc.
Secured Financial Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Two Payment Processors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Secured Financial Network, Inc. (OTCBB:SFNL) announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase a majority of the issued and outstanding capital stock of both AmeriNet, LLC (www.debit-it.com) and PayzNet, LLC (www.payznet.com). These companies offer a suite of alternative payment processing services and a variety of payment products. Combined, these companies currently process in excess of $20 million in transactions per month, or more than $240 million per year. The products and services provided by both AmeriNet and PayzNet will allow Secured Financial Network, Inc. easy integration with a broad range of flexibility, for Banks, Merchants, and their Customers worldwide.
Aquila Shareholders Approve Pending Merger With Great Plains Energy
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aquila Inc. (NYSE:ILA) today announced that its shareholders voted to adopt a merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Aquila by Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP). Aquila Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard C. Green announced the voting totals today at a special shareholder meeting held in the Kansas City area.
Photo Release -- Oakley and Motorola Release O ROKR PRO, New Bluetooth Eyewear for Active Lifestyles
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Oct. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Oakley, Inc. (NYSE:OO), a worldwide leader in premium sunglasses and performance products, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), global leader in Bluetooth technology, today announced the availability of O ROKR(tm) PRO Bluetooth(r) Stereo Eyewear. O ROKR(tm) PRO combines the convenience of hands-free wireless communication, the freedom of wireless music streaming from a compatible Bluetooth enabled device*, and the unsurpassed clarity of Oakley's High Definition Optics(r).
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental to Hold Earnings Conference Call
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) will hold a conference call on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, following the release of its third quarter 2007 financial results. The conference call, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. EDT, may be accessed by calling 1-888-873-8496. The conference call also can be heard live on the company's website, www.oxy.com.