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Elekta and IMPAC Provide Update on Proposed Merger
STOCKHOLM and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Elekta AB (publ) (SSE: EKTAb) and IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMPC) today announced that, in connection with the proposed acquisition of IMPAC by an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Elekta, IMPAC and Elekta filed pre-merger notifications with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on January 26, 2005. On February 25, 2005, the parties withdrew their pre-merger notifications and expect to refile those notifications on March 1, 2005 in order to provide additional time for the Department of Justice's review of the transaction. As a result of the new filing, the waiting period will expire on March 31, 2005, unless earlier terminated, or extended by a request for additional information and materials by the Antitrust Division or the Federal Trade Commission.
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Tom's Foods Inc. in Continuing Discussions with Noteholders Regarding Restructuring of Obligations
LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- In connection with discussions occurring in and around February 2005 concerning a potential restructuring of certain obligations of Tom's Foods Inc. (the "Company" or "Tom's"), the Company has provided, during that time, confidential information to members of an informal committee (the "Committee") of certain unaffiliated holders (the "Noteholders") of the Company's 10.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2004 (the "Notes"). Pursuant to one or more confidentiality agreements, certain of the Noteholders were authorized to disclose this confidential information in the event that the Company failed to disclose such information within two business days of the Noteholders' written demand made after February 18, 2005, or if the Company's disclosure, if any, was deemed inadequate by certain of the Noteholders. The Noteholders who received such information express no view as to the validity, accuracy, or completeness of the information provided to them by the Company. Accordingly, the Noteholders who received such information cannot verify whether the information herein is current, correct, relevant or may have been superceded by subsequent events or otherwise. Furthermore, the Committee's attorneys and financial advisors may possess confidential information that they cannot share with the Committee because of their own confidentiality agreements with the Company or otherwise, and such information may affect the information herein. As such, recipients of the information should consult their advisors before relying upon such information. In addition, the Noteholders have no obligation to update the information. Since the Company has failed to disclose information made available to certain of the Noteholders, the Noteholders who have received that information hereby disclose the information that was provided to them in connection with those restructuring discussions:
QLogic to Demonstrate Industry's Fastest Host Bus Adapter at Intel Developer Forum, March 1-3
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Intel Developer Forum -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the company that powers storage area networks (SANs), will demonstrate its SANblade(tm) QLE2360 series PCI-Express Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) at the Intel Developer Forum, March 1 - 3 at the Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco. The HBA allows customers to take full advantage of the performance benefits of servers with PCI-Express buses.
Astronomy on Ice -- Observing the Universe from the South Pole
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- It begins in 1930 during his first visual contact with Commander Richard Byrd and Eagle Scout Paul Siple in a ticker-tape parade honoring their return from their first trip to Antarctica. It ends in 1994 during his final observing campaign at South Pole Station and the dedication of an observatory in his honor. Now, Martin A. Pomerantz, accomplished physicist and astronomer, is ready to tell his story in his engaging new book Astronomy on Ice, published under the auspices of The American Polar Society
Vales Consulting Group LLC
Business Process Outsourcing: Reference Standards Board Co-Founder Discusses Mission of RSB
NEW YORK, March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The January/February 2005 issue of HRO Today magazine featured an in-depth interview with Eva Schmatz, the co-founder of the Reference Standards Board. The interview was the focus of the magazine's widely read Cuppa Joe Influencer Interview Column. This column interviews the leaders of the outsourcing industry who have made significant contributions to the advancement of outsourcing as a strategic management tool for building shareholder value.
First Interactive Forum To Join Youth In United States and Sri Lanka to Discuss Life After the Tsunami
NEW YORK, March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Two months after the tsunami in South Asia claimed over 200,000 lives, students from around the United States will engage in an interactive multimedia program with a group of their peers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is the first program to connect youth in the affected area with youth in the United States who are working to raise funds and promote sustained involvement in the region. On Friday, March 4, 2005 (9:30 - 11 am EST) 250 student leaders representing schools from throughout the New York City area will convene at Asia Society. Over five thousand students from schools throughout the U.S. will also view the exchange through videoconferencing and through a simultaneous web cast (see details for both at http://www.askasia.org/tsunami). The U.S. participants are engaged in educational programs at their schools designed to better understand the affected region, and many have already supported the rebuilding process through charitable initiatives.
Adsero Corp. -- CEO Communicates Vision
MONTREAL, March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Adsero Corp. (OTCBB:ADSO) President and CEO Yvon Leveille, stated, "With the acquisition completed, I am very excited to now move forward to execute our plan for growth.