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AB Volvo Announces Share Repurchase
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Further to the decision taken by AB Volvo's Board of Directors on June 17, 2004, regarding repurchase of own shares, AB Volvo has, on Wednesday, November 17, acquired 175,000 series B shares. The shares were traded between SEK 279.50 and 282.00 with an average price of SEK 280.96.
Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- The Port of Houston Authority Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Houston Ship Channel
ADVISORY, Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) celebrated the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Houston Ship Channel with during a ceremony at the M/V Sam Houston visitors pavilion on Monday, November 15. The event was attended by more than 300 guests including the PHA commissioners and staff members, U.S. Congressman Gene Green, Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, City of Houston Mayor Pro Tem Carol Alvarado, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Steven P. Haustein, Museum of Cultural Arts Houston Director Reginald Adams, elected officials, PHA employees, customers, tenants, and other port neighbors and partners. Over a 90-year period, the Houston Ship Channel has become one of the nation's busiest waterways, providing a powerful regional and national economic engine, exquisite environmental resource, and vital trade link between the world and Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S. As the start of a year-long celebration, the event saluted the visionaries of the past and the leaders of today who have charted and maintained the course for the economic, environmental and commercial progress of this vast and marvelous navigational waterway. A permanent mosaic mural depicting the ship channel's 90-year history was unveiled and a reception was hosted during a tour of the waterway aboard the Spirit of Texas paddleboat.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc. Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Approximately 1.4 Million Shares Of Common Stock At $23.00
GAINESVILLE, Ga., Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTB) announced today that its public offering of 1,436,243 shares of common stock was priced at $23.00 per share. In addition, the underwriter will have a 30-day option to purchase up to 215,437 shares of common stock to cover any over-allotments.
United Online, Inc.
United Online, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Classmates Online, Inc.
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of consumer Internet subscription services, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Classmates Online, Inc., a leader in online community-based networking. Classmates Online, Inc. operates Classmates.com (www.classmates.com), connecting millions of members throughout the U.S. and Canada with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military. Its Classmates International subsidiary also operates leading community-based networking sites in Sweden, through Klasstraffen Sweden AB (www.klasstraffen.com), and in Germany, through StayFriends GmbH (www.stayfriends.de). Classmates Online has 168 employees and will continue its operations in Renton, WA as a wholly owned subsidiary of United Online.