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The Topps Co. Inc.
Topps Stockholders Approve Transaction With Michael Eisner's Tornante Company And Madison Dearborn Partners
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2007 -- The Topps Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: TOPP) today announced that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the Company's special meeting of stockholders held today, Topps stockholders have approved the pending merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Topps by The Tornante Company LLC and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Topps stockholders will receive $9.75 per share in cash. The transaction will close promptly after the satisfaction of certain remaining conditions, which is anticipated to occur in October.
Lincoln Bancorp Announces Dividend
PLAINFIELD, Ind., Sept. 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Bancorp (Nasdaq:LNCB), the holding company of Lincoln Bank, announces that the Board of Directors, at their September 18, 2007 regular Board meeting, declared a cash dividend of $.14 on each share of its Common Stock for the third quarter ending September 30, 2007. The dividend is payable October 15, 2007 to shareholders of record on September 28, 2007.
Exosphere Aircraft Company, Inc.
Exosphere Featured in World Wide Documentary
SEATTLE, Sept. 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Exosphere Aircraft Company, Inc., (Pink Sheets:EXSA) and legendary airplane designer Jim Bede have agreed to have the BD-22 and BD-22S featured as the premier aircraft in a documentary profiling the sudden increase in airplane sales spawned by the FAA's new category of light-sport aircraft. The documentary will follow step by step the process of design, construction, and certification under the new LSA, S-LSA, and ELSA regulations. In addition, the documentary will touch on Jim Bede's career, record breaking and industry changing previous designs that have lead up to this most recent design and lifetime achievement.
Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.
Aastrom Biosciences to Present at UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM) today announced that Gerald D. Brennan, Jr., Vice President, Administrative & Financial Operations and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference. The conference will be held September 24-27th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY. Aastrom will present on Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. (EDT).
Carver Bancorp, Inc.
Carver Bancorp Provides Summary of Annual Meeting
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Carver Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARV), the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, today reported that, at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on September 18, 2007, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Deborah C. Wright provided a review of fiscal year 2007 and the first quarter of fiscal year 2008 for Carver's stockholders, outlining recent accomplishments and long-term growth initiatives.