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MetroCorp Bancshares Inc.
MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. to Recognize Impairment Charge for Investment in AMF Ultra Short Mortgage Fund
HOUSTON, July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:MCBI) determined that it will recognize a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $1.5 million pre-tax or approximately $900,000 after-tax as of June 30, 2008, as a result of an other-than-temporary impairment in the value of the $14.2 million investment in the AMF Ultra Short Mortgage Fund (the "Fund") that its wholly-owned subsidiary, MetroBank, N.A., holds in its investment securities portfolio. Such a charge will decrease net income.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
BODIES...The Exhibition to Open At Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas August 2
ATLANTA, July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI) announced today that BODIES.The Exhibition will make its transition to Luxor in Las Vegas on August 2, 2008. BODIES...The Exhibition is the first exhibition to debut in Premier's new exhibition complex at Luxor. The company's other exhibitions are currently under construction.
ATMI to Announce Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results On July 23rd
DANBURY, Conn., July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ATMI, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATMI) intends to release second quarter 2008 financial results before the Market's open on July 23, 2008. ATMI will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern the same day to review and discuss the results, at 888.822.9375.
Talon Therapeutics, Inc.
Hana Biosciences Announces Schedule Change for Presentation At the Collins Stewart 4th Annual Growth Conference
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hana Biosciences (Nasdaq:HNAB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, today announced that, due to scheduling changes, Steven R. Deitcher, M.D., President & Chief Executive Officer, will now present a company update at the Collins Stewart Fourth Annual Growth Conference on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. EDT at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York, NY.
Crown Castle International Corp.
Crown Castle International Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule
HOUSTON, July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) today announced plans to release its second quarter 2008 results on Thursday, July 24, 2008 after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, Crown Castle has scheduled a conference call for Friday, July 25, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 303-275-2170 and asking for the Crown Castle call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time or live over the Internet by logging on to the web at www.crowncastle.com.
Market Leader, Inc.
HouseValues Schedules Earnings Call July 31
KIRKLAND, Wash., July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- HouseValues, Inc. (Nasdaq:SOLD) today announced it will host a conference call and live Webcast to discuss second quarter financial results on July 31, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. To listen to the live conference call, please dial 719-325-4847. A live webcast of the call will be available from the Investor Relations section of the company's Web site at http://www.housevaluesinc.com. An audio replay of the call will also be available to investors beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time through midnight Friday, August 1 by dialing 719-457-0820 and entering the passcode 4806409#.
GMX RESOURCES INC.
GMX Resources Inc. Announces Haynesville/Bossier Shale Drilling to Begin 3Q08; Increases 2008 Capital Expenditure Budget; Haynesville Acreage Acquisition Closed; Upcoming Conference and Webcast
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- GMX Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:GMXR) (visit www.gmxresources.com to view the most recent Company presentation and for more information on the Company) today announced the commencement of a Haynesville/Bossier drilling program, beginning in Q3 2008. The Company expects to spud four rigs drilling horizontal wells in the Haynesville/Bossier Shale in its 100% acreage in 3Q08. GMXR will change its drilling program to development of the gas shale. Additionally the Company expects to deploy two Flex "purpose built" rigs in early 2009. "The early successful results of nearby and offsetting Haynesville/Bossier wells warrant our company's conversion to focus the majority of our efforts drilling horizontal wells. This plan will fully develop our underlying gas shale over the next five years at 80 acre density. Production rates from the shale and rates of return appear to be far superior, which should increase GMXR's production, cashflow and return on equity over the period. We will continue to add shale acreage around our core area and will also add additional rigs to develop the shale during this period of high natural gas prices," stated Ken Kenworthy, Jr., the Company's Chief Executive Officer.