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Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.
Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. Announces Cash and Stock Dividends
SPOKANE, Wash., April 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB:NBCT) today announced an annual cash dividend of 18 cents ($0.18) per share, payable on June 15, 2007 to shareholders of record as of May 11, 2007. Additionally, the Board declared a five-percent stock dividend payable in common stock of Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. on the same date, June 15, 2007, to shareholders of record as of May 14, 2007. This marks the fifth cash dividend and the twelfth stock dividend paid to shareholders since 1989, the year the Company's banking subsidiary, Inland Northwest Bank, opened for business.
Sykes Enterprises, Inc.
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated to Webcast First-Quarter 2007 Financial Results
TAMPA, Fla., April 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated ("SYKES" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:SYKE), a global leader in providing outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (BPO) arena, announced today it will release financial results for the first-quarter ended March 31, 2007 on May 7, 2007, after the market close.
Zeus-IOPS Solid State Drives Surge to 512GB in Standard 3.5" Form Factor; Offer Unprecedented Performance for Enterprise Computing
SANTA ANA, Calif., April 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), today announced an extension to its Zeus-IOPS Solid State Drive (SSD) family with the addition of 512GB and 256GB versions offering enterprise systems the performance equivalent of up to 200 hard drives in just one drive. The company also announced that an important agreement has been put in place with a worldwide leader of on-demand and real-time media delivery technology systems, wherein the Zeus-IOPS SSD was thoroughly analyzed and successfully deployed. This important customer views STEC's SSD technology as a vital means to enabling video-on-demand services at speeds that were unattainable using traditional rotating hard drive solutions. STEC will showcase the Flash-based Zeus-IOPS Solid State Hard Drives at Storage Networking World, April 16-19, 2007 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA (Booth PP3).
OptimumBank Holdings, Inc.
OptimumBank Holdings Announces Lower Quarterly Earnings
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPHC), holding company for OptimumBank, reported net income of $414,973 or $.15 per basic share and $.14 per diluted share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007, compared to net income of $516,312 or $.18 per basic and diluted share for the prior year quarter ended March 31, 2006. Chairman of the Board, Albert Finch, said, "We continue to see reports of a weak real estate market in South Florida. The decrease in quarterly earnings versus last year is primarily the result of increasing the Company's provision for loan losses in anticipation of any problems that may arise with continued weakness in the market."