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ImageNow Voted Best Software Product of the Year
SHAWNEE, Kan., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Perceptive Software, creator of ImageNow(r) enterprise document management, imaging and workflow software, announces that ImageNow was voted 'Best Software Product of the Year' last night in London at The DM Awards 2007, an annual document and content management awards program hosted by Document Manager Magazine. The DM Awards recognize companies that are at the forefront of industry-defining changes in technology and the marketplace.
Spear & Jackson Inc.
Spear & Jackson, Inc. Shareholders Approve Going Private Transaction
WELLINGTON, Fla., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Spear & Jackson, Inc. ("SJCK"), announced that at a special meeting of its shareholders held earlier today, the Company's shareholders approved a transaction (the "Merger") in which the Company will be merged into Pantene Global Acquisition Corp. (the "Acquisition Sub"). As a result of the Merger, each share of common stock of the Company outstanding (other than shares held by dissenting shareholders and the Acquisition Sub's parent companies) will be converted into the right to receive $1.96 in cash. A letter of transmittal setting forth how the Company's shareholders are to tender their shares will be forwarded by the Company to each shareholder promptly after closing. The Merger will close, and trading in the Company's common stock will cease, at 4:00 pm EST on October 18, 2007.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. Announces 3rd Quarter 2007 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) today announced plans to report earnings for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2007, after the market closes on Thursday, November 1, 2007. The Company will conduct a conference call at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, November 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.
Monarch Community Bank
Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings
COLDWATER, Mich., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Monarch Community Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCBF), the parent company of Monarch Community Bank ("Bank"), today announced earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 of $1.4 million compared to $978,000 for the same period in 2006 (an increase of 46%). Earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 were $0.59 compared to $0.39 for the same period in 2006 (an increase of 51%).
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc.
Japan Institute of Infectious Diseases Publishes Article On Ampligen as Avian Flu Vaccine Immune Enhancer
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (AMEX:HEB) announced that its collaborative partner, Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases (JNIID), has published an article in The Journal of Infectious Diseases (2007:196 (1 November)) which presents the results of studies to evaluate the ability of currently licensed seasonal influenza vaccine to confer cross-protection against highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus in mice. The article titled, Cross-Protection against H5N1 Influenza Virus Infection Is Afforded by Intranasal Inoculation with Seasonal Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, concludes that "intranasal inoculation with annual influenza vaccine plus the Toll-like receptor-3 agonist, poly(I): poly(C12U)(Ampligen(r)), may overcome the problem of a limited supply of H5N1 virus vaccine by providing cross-protection mucosal immunity against H5N1 viruses with pandemic potential."