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Royal Numico NV
Royal Numico To Issue USD 425 Mln Senior Notes Through U.S. Private Placement
SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, Netherlands, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Royal Numico N.V. announces the issuance of USD 425 mln in senior notes through a private placement in the United States of America. The senior notes consist of four tranches with maturities of seven, nine, ten and twelve years and provide Numico with an excellent opportunity to diversify its capital structure and further improve the company's overall debt maturity profile at very attractive conditions. The placement was substantially over-subscribed with a diverse and high-quality investor base. Closing is expected before the end of June 2005.
Starfield Resources, Inc.
Starfield Resources Inc.: Exploration Drilling Along 119 Extension Confirms Sulphide Mineralization as Cause of Geophysical Anomaly
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- According to Starfield Resources Inc. (TSX-V:SRU) (OTCBB:SRFDF), a portion of the 2004 exploration campaign at the Company's Ferguson Lake, Nunavut, Canada Project was designed to test a 3-kilometer electromagnetic conductor (119 Extension) discovered during the previous year's field work. UTEM geophysical work completed in 2003 identified a strong electromagnetic conductor extending over 3,000 meters southwest from the 119 Zone with a conductive signature characteristic of the main Ferguson Lake West Zone sulphides. Core drilling, SQUID (Super-conducting Quantum Interference Device) and UTEM (University of Toronto Electromagnetics) ground geophysical surveying and borehole UTEM and PEM (Pulse-type Electromagnetics) surveys were all used during the 2004 season and confirmed that this strong conductor is caused by sulphide mineralization, giving Starfield a major new drill target.
San Diego Gas & Electric
'20/20' Energy-Savings Reward Program May Help Avoid Summer Power Problems
SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- With the peak power-demand season and hotter weather approaching, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is launching a new conservation effort, the Summer Energy-Savings Reward Program. The program offers customers a one-time, 20-percent credit on their SDG&E bill if they reduce their electricity use an average of 20 percent between July 1 and Oct. 31, 2005, compared to the same four-month period last year.
Delhaize Group Shareholders Approve 2004 Dividend
BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE:DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today that, during its Ordinary General Meeting, its shareholders have approved the annual accounts over fiscal year 2004 and approved the distribution of a EUR 1.12 gross dividend over 2004. After deduction of a 25% withholding tax, this results in a net dividend of EUR 0.84 per share, a 12.0% increase over last year.
Sweet Success Enterprises, Inc.
Two Former Senior Coca-Cola Executives Join the Sweet Success Team
SAN ANTONIO, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sweet Success Enterprises Inc. (Pink Sheets:SWTS) announced today that it has appointed two former top executives with Coca-Cola USA to help support the national rollout of the revolutionary Sweet Success Complete Fuel(tm) meal replacement drink. The company named John T. Blackington, a former Coca-Cola vice president through 2001, where he led the sales and marketing group responsible for 22 western states and Gordon Hill, a manager of Coca-Cola's infrastructure development and training division through 2000, to senior positions. Mr. Hill developed Coca-Cola's plans to improve bottling operations and execution to support growth.
AuGRID Opens Dubai Office
CLEVELAND, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- AuGRID Corporation (Pink Sheets:AGRI) announces the opening of its offices in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). As previously indicated in an earlier press release, AuGRID has successfully established the Dubai office and initiated the selection process of distributors and installers for its video and soon to be released audio products by Optipure (www.optipure.com).
Millicom International Cellular
Millicom Increases Ownership Of Celtel In Honduras
NEW YORK, STOCKHOLM and BERTRANGE, Luxembourg, May 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom") (Nasdaq:MICC) (Stockholmsborsen and Luxembourg Stock Exchange:MIC) today announces that it has acquired additional shares of its subsidiary Telefonica Celular S.A. ("Celtel") in Honduras from Motorola, Inc., bringing Millicom's ownership to two thirds of the total outstanding shares. Motorola is selling its entire equity stake in Celtel. The remaining Motorola stake in Celtel will be acquired by local minority shareholders.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Statement on Decision to No-Bid Los Alamos National Laboratory Management Contract
MCLEAN, Va., May 26, 2005 -- Based upon its evaluation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory request for proposal, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has decided not to pursue the contract. The company continues to be committed to helping the U.S. Department of Energy achieve its overall objectives, but has determined that it can best provide that support through other key programs. The company is currently evaluating other future opportunities with the Department of Energy and looks forward to applying its world-class capabilities to meet the agency's specialized requirements.