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Graham Dixon joins Galapagos as Chief Scientific Officer
MECHELEN, Belgium and LEIDEN, The Netherlands, Nov. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Galapagos announced today that Graham Dixon has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Dr. Dixon will be responsible for directing the target selection and drug discovery research at Galapagos. As a result of the progress that the company has made in target identification and validation over the past five years, Galapagos is progressing into a new phase whereby it is developing drugs based on its proprietary drug targets in core disease areas and building the necessary drug discovery infrastructure.
AB Volvo Repurchase 250,000 B shares
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 30, 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 Monday, November 29, acquired 250,000 series B shares. The shares were traded between SEK 276.00 and 277.50 with an average price of SEK 276.68.
Ohio Art Company
The Ohio Art Company Announces the Sale of Its Strydel Division
BRYAN, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Ohio Art Company, (Pink Sheets:OART), today announced an agreement to sell its Strydel Diversified Products division to May and Scofield, LLC. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. The Strydel transaction is contingent upon the occurrence of certain conditions that must be met prior to the transfer of Strydel's assets. The effective date for the transfer is expected to be no later than March 31, 2005. There can be no assurance, however, that the closing will occur.
Environmental Technologies International, Inc.
EMTI'S New Computer-Guard Website Nearing Completion
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- In light of numerous enquiries, Environmental Technologies International, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EMTI) announces that its new Computer-Guard(tm) website, being designed by the well-known Silica Group, is expected to be launched within days. The new Computer-Guard(tm) website has been timed to coincide with EMTI's official market launch of the exciting computer security device. The site will provide information on the critical need for computer security, and will be capable of allowing customers to purchase Computer-Guard(tm) at the site.
Star Gas Partners Investors Have Until Monday December 20, 2004 to Seek Appointment as Lead Plaintiff -- SGU
NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- According to Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com), which has filed a class action lawsuit against Star Gas Partners, L.P. ("Star Gas" or the "Company") (NYSE:SGU) and two of the Company's senior officers, on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased the securities of Star Gas during the period between December 4, 2003 through October 18, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"), investors have until Monday December 20, 2004 to seek appointment by the Court as one of the lead plaintiffs in this action.