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AB Volvo Announces Repurchase of 380,000 B Shares and 15,000 A Shares
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Dec. 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Further to the decision taken by AB Volvo's Board of Directors on June 17, 2004, regarding repurchase of own shares, AB Volvo has, on Tuesday, December 21, acquired 380,000 series B shares. The shares were traded between SEK 260.50 and 262.50 with an average price of SEK 261.64. And has acquired 15,000 series A shares. The shares were traded between SEK 250.50 and 252.00 with an average price of SEK 251.41.
Actelion Initiates Phase IIb/III Program With Clazosentan
ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland, Dec. 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Actelion Ltd (Other OTC:ALIOF) (SWX:ATLN) announced today it has initiated the comprehensive global Phase IIb/III development program for clazosentan, an intravenous endothelin receptor antagonist. This follows the completion of discussions with regulatory authorities in both the US and the European Union on all aspects of the clinical program, including clinical efficacy endpoints.
CALAMOS Strategic Total Return Fund (CSQ) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Dec. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Strategic Total Return Fund (NYSE:CSQ) (Cusip No.: 128125 10 1) announced today the declaration of a regular dividend distribution of $0.075 per share, payable on January 21, 2005, to shareholders of record on December 30, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be December 28, 2004.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Receives $153 Million ICBM Award for Guidance Systems Modernization
CLEARFIELD, Utah, Dec. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $153 million contract to continue full-rate production of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Guidance Replacement Program (GRP). This program is a key modernization effort that will upgrade the guidance-system electronics in the Minuteman III ICBM to extend the missile's service life through 2020.
A Bull -- Er, Surgeon -- in the Ring
CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- A new book that successfully combines medicine, military, and football to heartwarming effect, Dr. Mike McCarthy's Bull in the Ring is a literary masterpiece. Based on a fraction of McCarthy's busy career as a surgeon, the narrative unravels when he is coerced into coaching the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital football team while -- hold your breath -- running a large department, treating countless patients, and trying to raise five small children. Given this incredible scenario, expect a few tears, a truckload of conflict, and lots of laughs.