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An Educational Field Trip -- Tucson Author Whisks Readers Through Time in Lesson-Filled Children's Book
TUCSON, Ariz., July 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Young readers looking for a unique book combining the elements of whimsical fantasy, historical fiction, and lesson-filled entertainment just might find what they are looking for a in a newly released juvenile fiction slated to hit the bookstores this week. In Freddy and His Magic Bath Mat (Paperback, $10.00, Xlibris Publishing), author A.V. Scrivner presents an unforgettable tale about love, family, and life, told through the story of a young boy with a very special bath mat.
MFB Corp. Announces Quarterly Dividend Declaration
MISHAWAKA, Ind., July 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MFB Corp. (Nasdaq:MFBC) (the "Corporation"), parent company of MFB Financial (the "Bank"), announced today that the Corporation has declared a cash dividend of $0.165 per share of common stock for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. The dividend is payable on August 14, 2007 to holders of record on July 31, 2007. Charles J. Viater, President and CEO stated, "This dividend represents a 22.2% increase over the dividend declared for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. This increase provides further evidence of the Corporation's commitment to core earnings growth and shareholder value." MFB Corp. expects to release its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 as soon as its quarterly review is completed by its independent accounting firm.
Alphatec Holdings, Inc.
Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Appoints Mortimer Berkowitz III Chairman of the Board of Directors
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that Mortimer Berkowitz III was appointed to serve as Alphatec's Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Berkowitz has served as a member of Alphatec's Board of Directors since July 2005. John H. Foster, the previous Chairman of the Board of Directors, will remain a member of Alphatec's Board of Directors.
Cardtronics Completes Acquisition of 7-Eleven, Inc. ATM Business
HOUSTON, July 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics, Inc. announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the ATM business of 7-Eleven, Inc. ("7-Eleven") for $135 million, plus an adjustment for working capital. The acquisition included approximately 5,500 ATMs located in 7-Eleven(r) stores throughout the United States, of which approximately 2,000 are advanced-functionality financial self-service kiosks, branded as "Vcom(r)" terminals, that are capable of providing more sophisticated financial services, such as check-cashing, money-transfer, and bill payment services. The completion of this acquisition increases the number of ATMs that Cardtronics owns and/or operates from approximately 25,000 ATMs to approximately 31,000 ATMs, including Cardtronics' United Kingdom and Mexico operations.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. Announces 2nd Quarter 2007 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
HOUSTON, July 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) today announced plans to report earnings for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007, after the market closes on Wednesday, August 1, 2007. The Company will conduct a conference call at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 2, 2007, to discuss the results with analysts, investors and other interested parties. Individuals who wish to participate in the conference call should dial 877-381-5943 in the United States or 706-679-4543 from outside the country.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods Teams Up With RAGBRAI to Fight Hunger in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The 35th Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) begins this weekend, and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), which operates eight facilities and employs 9,000 Team Members in the state, will be involved in activities throughout the ride to create awareness for the fight against hunger across Iowa.