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Park National Corporation
Park National Corporation, The Park National Bank and Anderson Bank Company Complete Merger Transaction
NEWARK, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Park National Corporation (AMEX:PRK) (Park), its subsidiary The Park National Bank, and Anderson Bank Company, an Ohio state-chartered commercial bank (Anderson), today officially completed their agreement and plan of merger. As a result, Anderson has merged with the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Division of The Park National Bank, effective at the close of business today. Anderson's two full-service offices will assume The Park National Bank name. They are located in Anderson township on the east side of Cincinnati and in Amelia, Ohio.
Eastern Media Network
PressReleaseDistribution.com Domain to be Sold
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Eastern Media Network announces the domain name PressReleaseDistribution.com is being sold for $35,000 or best offer. Offers are being immediately accepted. Parties interested in obtaining this domain name should view the following details:
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
First Business Declares Dividend
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 18, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- On December 15, the Board of Directors of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FBIZ) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share, payable January 15, 2007 to shareholders of record on January 1, 2007. At this quarterly dividend amount, the annual dividend is equivalent to $0.24 per share, an annualized increase of 11.6% from 2005.
GeneThera to Offer DNA Identification Workshops in Their Colorado Laboratory
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., Dec. 18, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- GeneThera, Inc. (OTCBB:GTHA) is pleased to announce that they will be offering workshops for individuals interested in learning the theory and methodology behind CODIS-based human DNA identification, the basis of paternity and forensic casework. Different levels of courses for non-scientists and scientists (towards continuing education credits) will be available with different levels of technical information presented. Both types of courses will utilize buccal cell swab samples from individuals who will perform laboratory exercises to extract DNA, amplify by PCR and detect STR targets by capillary electrophoresis. All procedures are kit-based with very well-established protocols to allow individuals to obtain their own CODIS DNA profiles, along with associated lectures. Lectures and laboratory work for these sessions will be directed and taught by scientists with extensive experience in this molecular biology application.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz Nobel Izard, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Top Tankers, Inc. -- TOPT
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 18, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Schatz Nobel Izard, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of TOP Tankers, Inc. ("TOP Tankers" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:TOPT) between June 28, 2005 and November 28, 2006, inclusive, (the "Class Period").
Klayman & Toskes P.A.
Notice to All UBS Financial Services Customers Who Maintained Fee Based Brokerage Accounts
NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. ("K&T") (http://www.nasd-law.com), representing numerous aggrieved investors throughout the nation, announced today that New York State Regulators have filed a civil lawsuit against UBS Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:UBS), alleging that the firm defrauded thousands of brokerage clients out of tens of millions of dollars by directing them to open costly fee-based accounts, also known as Insight One accounts, that they did not need. According to the complaint, "over one 18-month period, 31,565 accounts paid excessive fees of more than $51 million." Some UBS clients may even have paid the equivalent of $23,000 per trade. Further, the complaint alleges that brokers were encouraged to churn client accounts, and that UBS' monitoring of accounts was inadequate and failed to identify several low trading clients.