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CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (CHY) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.: 12811P108) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.1219 per share, payable on September 30, 2004, to shareholders of record on September 15, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be September 13, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 9.03% (Note 1) based on the $16.20 market price as of August 31, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Strategic Total Return Fund (CSQ) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Strategic Total Return Fund (NYSE:CSQ) (Cusip No.: 128125 10 1) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.075 per share, payable on September 30, 2004, to shareholders of record on September 15, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be September 13, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 6.63% (Note 1) based on the $13.58 market price as of August 31, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Utilities Increasingly Interested in AMR Fixed Networks, Says New Chartwell Report
ATLANTA, Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Over the past few years, many utilities have adopted drive-by automated meter reading systems that helped improve meter reading efficiency and decrease costs. But as utilities slowly move away from back-to-basics strategies, they appear to be more interested in robust networks that can provide information that can lead to improved efficiencies related to areas such as customer service, outage management and distribution, says a new report from utility research leader, Chartwell, Inc.
Press Release Network
Toots and Zap Team Up To Tap Consumer Brands For '05 Tour
TOPANGA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- V2 Records (http://us.v2music.com/site/), world-renowned entrepreneur Richard Branson's record label, has enlisted the services of Multimediary (http://www.multimediary.com), Los Angeles and Portland-based entertainment marketing company, to procure partners for the 2005 Toots and the Maytals with Zap Mama Tour US Tour. Thom King, President of Multimediary, said "We are really honored and excited to be able to work with V2 Records on this Toots and The Maytal Tour. It is an excellent addition to our other tours and shows in that it targets a real hard to reach demographic that the rest of our properties can't reach. I am sure we will have partners lining up to get involved."
PAB Bankshares, Inc.
PAB Bankshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2004 Dividend
VALDOSTA, Ga., Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- On Tuesday, August 31, 2004, the Board of Directors for PAB Bankshares, Inc. (AMEX:PAB) approved a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.10 per share payable by October 15, 2004 to the Company's stockholders of record on September 30, 2004. This is an increase of three cents per share from the previous quarter. "The increased dividend is a reflection of the improvement in our earnings and our commitment to our stockholders," stated the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Torbert.
Merchant Media Solutions
Merchant Media Solutions Announces the Release of Any Check Direct
BABYLON, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Merchant Media Solutions (Pink Sheets:MHSU), a sales and marketing company that provides publishing, advertising and transaction processing solutions to restaurants and retailers throughout the United States, today announced the release of a new electronic check product, Any Check Direct, an accounts receivable conversion system that converts paper checks to an electronic funds transfer.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue to Waive Change Fees and Fare Differences to Assist Customers Who May be Affected by Hurricane Frances
NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) announced today that it will waive its regular $25 change fee and any fare differences to allow customers who have reservations for travel Friday, September 3, through Monday, September 6, to or from Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando, FL to postpone their plans through Monday, September 13, to avoid the expected bad weather in the area.
Capital Research Group, Inc
TheSUBWAY.com Announces Its Stock Market Standouts List for Wednesday, September 01, 2004: AMGJ, QCOM, MSFT, BRCD
WESTON, Fla., Sept. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- TheSUBWAY.com announces the following stocks to its Stock Market Standouts List: A.G. Media Group Inc. (OTC:AMGJ), QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM), Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT), Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRCD).