latest news releases from the newsroom
Federated National Holding Company
21st Century Holding Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla., June 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of 21st Century Holding Company (Nasdaq:TCHC), an insurance holding company, declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.06 per common share payable on September 1, 2009 to shareholders of record as of August 3, 2009 at its regular quarterly meeting.
School Specialty, Inc
School Specialty Publishing Offers Singapore Math Supplemental Workbook Program Customized for U.S. Market
GREENVILLE, Wis., June 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The same math curriculum that has enabled students in Singapore to become top global performers has taken root in America, but until now, parents and educators in the United States have had to rely on supplemental workbooks written and designed for users in Singapore. However, beginning in June 2009, School Specialty Publishing will offer two supplemental workbook programs for Singapore Math textbooks that have been completely customized for the U.S. market.
Monroe Bancorp Announces Reduced Cash Dividend
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., June 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monroe Bancorp (Nasdaq:MROE) announced that its Board of Directors recently declared a quarterly dividend of $0.01 per share on the Company's Common Stock. The dividend is payable on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 to shareholders of record as of Tuesday, June 16, 2009. This dividend has been reduced from $0.13 per share paid in the first quarter of 2009 and represents an annualized dividend yield of 0.54% based on the May 31, 2009 market value of $7.44 per share. The decision to reduce the dividend is a component of the Company's efforts to preserve capital as described in an April press release.
IPC Holdings, Limited
IPC Holdings Mails Letter to Shareholders in Support of Amalgamation With Max Capital
HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPC Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq:IPCR) (BSX:IPCR BH) today announced that it has mailed a letter to its shareholders to highlight the important value creation opportunities and strategic benefits of IPC's amalgamation with Max Capital Group Ltd. (Nasdaq:MXGL) (BSX:MXGL BH) and to clarify some of the misleading public statements that Validus has recently made.
3D Systems to Hold Analyst Day At TCE 2009
ROCK HILL, S.C., June 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC), a leading provider of Direct Rapid 3-D Printing, Prototyping and Manufacturing Solutions, announced today that it will hold an Analyst Day, June 25, 2009, in conjunction with the Time Compression Expo (TCE).
Absoft Advances Fortran Performance On AMD Processors
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Absoft(r) Corporation today announced further advancements in Fortran performance on AMD based systems with Absoft's recently released service pack 10.2.1. A recent, independent comparison of Fortran compilers from 10 different vendors, 16 different benchmarks, on Windows and Linux systems, conclusively demonstrated that Absoft Pro Fortran v10.2 with service pack 10.2.1, generated the fastest executing Fortran programs on AMD Athlon(TM) X2 processor-based Windows systems, and the fastest executing Fortran programs on AMD Athlon(TM) X2 processor-based Linux systems. Testing on Mac OS was not performed, but Absoft states the same v10.2.1 compilers are available for Apple's latest multi-core systems. Prices for Absoft Pro Fortran start at $299.