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Quanex Building Products Corporation
Quanex Fiscal Fourth Quarter and 2005 Annual Results
HOUSTON, Dec. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE:NX) today reported record fiscal fourth quarter and 2005 net sales and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations. Net sales for the quarter and year were $483.3 million, up 14%, and $1,969.0 million, up 37%, respectively, over last year's quarterly and annual results. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the quarter were $1.75, more than double year-ago results of $0.78, and for the year were $6.75 compared to $2.29 last year. Fourth quarter and annual diluted earnings per share were $1.18 and $5.92, respectively. Return on invested capital for 2005 was a best-ever 20.8%, compared to 9.3% for 2004. Total return to shareholders in 2005 was 73%.
Integration Technologies, Inc.
ACS Achieves Consolidated Integration Management with Integration Technologies Solutions
NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Integration Technologies, provider of InterWeave, the industry's most comprehensive Information Integration Market (IIM) solution(s) for producing applications that integrate enterprise systems, legacy applications, databases, files, content, and web service, both within and across enterprises, today announced a multi-year agreement with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) to provide its InterWeave(r) Platform for end-to-end consolidated integration management of ACS' internal core and client service infrastructure. ACS is a FORTUNE 500 company and premier provider of diversified business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to commercial and government clients worldwide.
Statement of the Board of Directors of TDC A/S
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 02, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Statement of the Board of Directors of TDC A/S regarding the public tender offer by Nordic Telephone Company ApS which is indirectly wholly-owned by certain investment partnerships directly or indirectly advised or managed by Apax Partners Worldwide LLP, The Blackstone Group International Limited, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Permira Advisers KB and Providence Equity Partners Limited.
Dobson Communications Corporation
Dobson Communications Agrees to Purchase Cellular One Brand From Alltel
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dobson Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DCEL) today announced that it has agreed to purchase the Cellular One brand from Alltel. Dobson is a leading provider of wireless phone services to rural markets in 16 states and has been a primary licensee of the Cellular One brand, which was owned by Western Wireless prior to its acquisition by Alltel earlier this year. Dobson agreed to purchase the brand for $1.3 million.
Swedish Match Launches Kronan Snus in Sweden
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 02, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Swedish Match announces its newest snus brand in Sweden, Kronan, with a unique, yet classical Swedish taste and aroma, available in traditional 24 gram pouch cans. Kronan, with its distinctive green and yellow packaging, will offer consumers the first popularly priced pouch snus produced under strict Gothiatek(r) standards for product quality.