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Ahold NV: Trading Statement -- Second Quarter 2005
ZAANDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold today announced consolidated net sales (excluding VAT) of EUR 10.4 billion for the second quarter of 2005 (12 weeks: April 25, 2005 -- July 17, 2005), a decline of 0.9% compared to the same period last year (Q2 2004: EUR 10.5 billion). Net sales were impacted by the lower U.S. dollar exchange rate. Net sales excluding currency impact increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2005.
ATA Airlines, Inc.
ATA Reports July Scheduled Service Traffic
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- ATA Airlines, Inc., the principal subsidiary of ATA Holdings Corp. (Pink Sheets:ATAHQ), today reported that July scheduled service traffic decreased 46.1 percent from 2004 to 707.6 million RPMs (revenue passenger miles). Capacity decreased 44.5 percent compared to 2004 to 855.4 million ASMs (available seat miles). ATA's July scheduled service passenger load factor decreased 2.5 points to 82.7 percent. There were 548,810 passengers enplaned in July, a decrease of 46.7 percent.
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
Pacific Sunwear to Webcast Conference Call Discussing Second Quarter 2005 Financial Results
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSUN) will announce on Thursday, August 11 its financial results for the second quarter, which ended July 30, 2005. The Company plans to issue a news release that day at approximately 4 p.m. EDT, immediately following the closing of regular stock market trading hours. Following the news release, Pacific Sunwear management will host a conference call beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT to review the results.
Zimmerman Reed Files Lawsuit Against Guidant, on Behalf of Medicare Beneficiaries -- GDT
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The recent FDA recall of Guidant's (NYSE:GDT) defective implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices (ICD) is not only affecting patients. The federally funded Medicare Program is also taking an enormous hit. Minneapolis law firm Zimmerman Reed PLLP and San Diego law firm Jennings & Drakulich, LLP represent Medicare patients in a lawsuit filed this month to recover damages under federal law on behalf of the Medicare Program. As reported by Sanford C. Bernstein & Company investment firm, the costs to Medicare and private insurers for defibrillators is expected to reach $10 billion, with Medicare covering about half of that expense.