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SkyWest Airlines, Inc.
SkyWest, Inc. Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer to Present at the Raymond James Growth Airline Conference
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKYW) Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer Bradford R. Rich will make a presentation during the Raymond James & Associates Growth Airline Conference being held in New York. The SkyWest presentation is scheduled to take place Thursday, January 27, 2005 at approximately 2:15 p.m. EST.
SkyWest Airlines, Inc.
SkyWest Airlines and Continental Airlines Agree to End SkyWest Turboprop Flights from Houston
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKYW) announced today the joint decision with Continental Airlines to end their relationship for turboprop flying as a Continental Connection carrier serving certain markets from Continental's Houston, Texas hub. The decision was primarily due to Continental's desire to utilize a larger turboprop aircraft due to operational constraints in certain markets and to SkyWest's determination that the flights did not meet SkyWest's financial objectives. SkyWest's primary objective in previously entering a contract with Continental was to reestablish a productive relationship and demonstrate our commitment to quality and the ability to deliver a cost competitive product. We believe we achieved these objectives and look forward to providing service for Continental again at some time in the future.
Hill & Knowlton (New York)
Fortune 500 Companies Make Top 10 in Overall Tsunami Giving
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hill & Knowlton, Inc., one of the world's premier communications consultancies, today released the results of independent research on corporate contributions made by the Fortune 500 to the Southern Asia and Eastern Africa tsunami relief efforts. According to Hill & Knowlton's research, contributions from America's biggest companies exceeded $250 million, making the group one of the top 10 donors of the crisis.
San Diego Gas & Electric
Upgrades at Key Transmission Hub Named 'Engineering Project of the Year'
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) was recognized today for its efforts to reduce electric transmission congestion in Southern California through the recent improvements at its Miguel substation. At the annual DistribuTECH Conference held in San Diego this week, the Miguel upgrade project was named "Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Engineering Project of the Year" for 2004.
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Toll Brothers Named to Forbes Platinum 400 for 5th Consecutive Year
HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc., (NYSE:TOL) (www.tollbrothers.com) the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, has, for the fifth year in a row, been named to the prestigious Forbes Platinum 400. The group is identified by the magazine as "America's Best Managed Companies". This places Toll Brothers among a select group of America's best big companies who have earned this honor each year in the new millennium. According to the magazine, Toll Brothers' 41.5% five-year annualized total return performance placed the Company No. 31 in the Platinum 400. Within the Platinum 400, Toll Brothers was one of just twelve firms highlighted as "Turbocharged Companies" by Forbes, based on historical and prospective growth potential.
Acies Launches Paperless Payroll Solution for Employers
NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Acies Corporation (OTCBB:ACIE), an emerging leader in payment processing and electronic banking services to small and medium-size merchants across the United States, today announced its paperless payroll solution for employers. The program is specifically being offered to employers that issue paper checks to the more than 30 million 'unbanked' employees in the country with no checking or savings accounts.