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Johnson Outdoors Inc.
Johnson Outdoors to Release Fourth Quarter 2008 Results On December 5, 2008
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:JOUT), a global company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of branded outdoor recreation products, will release financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008 on Friday, December 5, 2008 before the New York Stock Exchange trading day begins. The Company will host a conference call and audio web cast shortly afterwards at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results and provide a Company update.
Ambassadors Group, Inc
Ambassadors Group Declares Quarterly Dividend and Increased Share Repurchase Authorization
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambassadors Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:EPAX) ("Company"), a leading provider of educational travel experiences, announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.115 per share, which will be paid on December 10, 2008 to all common shareholders of record on November 26, 2008. The Company's board of directors continually reviews the Company's dividend policy to ensure compliance with capital requirements, regulatory limitations, the Company's financial position and other conditions, which may affect the Company's desire or ability to pay dividends in the future.
Hancock Holding Company
Hancock Holding Company Declines Treasury Investment
GULFPORT, Miss., Nov. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) -- consistently ranked as one of the nation's strongest, safest financial institutions -- will decline the U.S. Treasury Department's invitation for funding through the Capital Purchase Program, a component of the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
Bull & Lifshitz, LLP
Bull & Lifshitz, LLP Announces Investigation On Behalf of Certain Investors of Waters Corporation
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising. The law firm of Bull & Lifshitz, LLP is investigating possible illegal conduct as alleged in a proposed class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against Waters Corporation ("Waters Corp." or the "Company") (NYSE:WAT) and certain of Waters Corp's officers and directors for violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of all purchasers of common stock from January 24, 2007 and January 22, 2008 (the "Class Period").
Jefferson Bancshares, Inc.
Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. Announces Approval of New Stock Repurchase Program
MORRISTOWN, Tenn., Nov. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:JFBI) (the "Company"), the holding company for Jefferson Federal Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a fourth stock repurchase program to acquire up to 620,770 shares, or 10% of the Company's outstanding common stock. The Company's third stock repurchase program, which was approved on February 24, 2006 and authorized the Company to acquire up to 690,261 shares of its outstanding common stock, was completed on November 12, 2008. Repurchases, which will be conducted through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions, will be made from time to time depending on market conditions and other factors. Repurchased shares will he held in treasury.
Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP Reminds Investors of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation of December 2 Lead Plaintiff Deadline -- MRX
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP ("Pomerantz" or the "Firm") remind investors of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Medicis" or the "Company") (NYSE:MRX) that December 2 is the deadline to request that the Court appoint you as Lead Plaintiff in the class action. Pomerantz filed an action against the company and certain officers of the Company on behalf of purchasers of Medicis' common stock during the period from October 30, 2003 to September 23, 2008, both dates inclusive, (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, District of Arizona for violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Rosetta Resources Inc.
Rosetta Resources Inc. Receives Court Approval for Settlement With Calpine Corporation
HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosetta Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:ROSE) ("Rosetta" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas company, today announced it has received bankruptcy court approval for its settlement agreement with Calpine Corporation ("Calpine"). At the hearing on November 13, 2008, the bankruptcy court approved Calpine's request for court-approval to consummate the October 22, 2008 settlement agreement. No objections to this motion were filed with the court or raised at the hearing by any party. November 24, 2008 is the deadline for appeals of the order to be filed. The settlement agreement allows Rosetta to complete the transaction by which it purchased Calpine's oil and gas business on July 7, 2005. Rosetta anticipates the property purchase will close by December 1, 2008. Rosetta intends to utilize existing cash balances for all payments necessary to complete the settlement.