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Lars Ramqvist denies re-election
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- After ten years as a member of the Board of SCA, Lars Ramqvist has informed the Nomination Committee that he desires to resign from the Board in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting this spring.
Alera Technologies Now Offers Duplicator Grade DVD Recording Media
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Advanced DVD and CD Duplicating and Publishing Solutions is proud to introduce its all new line of Prosumers' Choice Duplicator Grade DVD Recording Media. This new DVD media is produced to the standards necessary to assure maximum reliability of the duplication process.
USA Video Interactive Corporate
USA Video Interactive Corp. is Official Digital Watermarking Company of The 2004 American Film Market
OLD LYME, Connecticut, Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTCBB:USVO) (TSX Venture Exchange:US) (BSE:USF) (Frankfurt:USF) http://www.usvo.com/) (USVO) announced today that it is the Official Digital Watermarking Company of the 2004 American Film Market. The American Film Market is an annual gathering of more than 300 motion picture companies and 7,000 film executives, conducted by the American Film Marketing Association (AFMA) and being held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California, from 25 February through 3 March, 2004.
The Cooper Companies, Inc.
Cooper Companies' Unit Acquires Gynecology Products Manufacturer Milex Products, Inc.
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced today that CooperSurgical, its women's healthcare unit, has acquired the business of Milex Products, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer and marketer of obstetric and gynecologic products and customized print services, for $26 million in cash. Milex had revenue of about $14 million in 2003.
Millennium Chemicals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2003 Operating Results and Outlook
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Millennium Chemicals (NYSE:MCH) ("Millennium") today reported a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2003 of $120 million or $1.87 per common share. The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2003 included asset impairment charges of $101 million after tax and net tax benefits unrelated to 2003 results of operations of $18 million. For the corresponding quarter of 2002, Millennium reported a net loss of $2 million or $0.03 per common share. Excluding designated items, the fourth quarter 2003 loss was $31 million or $0.48 per common share compared to a loss of $25 million or $0.39 per common share for the corresponding quarter of 2002 (see Note 1).