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Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Purchase of Own Shares
DUBLIN, Ireland, April 9, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) purchases own ordinary shares. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. announces that on April 8, 2003, it purchased 305,000 of its ordinary shares, at an average price of Euro 12.90 and 32,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of US $13.83, to be held as treasury shares.
Novartis Wins Important Ruling Against GlaxoSmithKline and Continues to Market Generic Versions of Augmentin(R) in US
BASEL, Switzerland, April 9, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Novartis Group (NYSE:NVS) (Other OTC:NVSEF) has won an important ruling in its legal dispute with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) concerning AmoxC (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid), the Group's generic version of GSK's top-selling antibiotic Augmentin. GSK had sought an order to prevent Novartis affiliates from importing and selling AmoxC in the US, claiming that the affiliates used a proprietary GSK strain of bacteria to manufacture the generic product. An Administrative Law Judge of the US International Trade Commission (ITC) dismissed GSK's claims and decided that the strain is not entitled to trade secret protection. He stated that the strain lost any trade secrecy protection that it may have had when GSK entered into a prior settlement agreement with Novartis' subsidiary Biochemie.
Matrix Service, Beta Oil & Gas, and A. Schulman Events to be Broadcast by Vcall Over the Internet
RICHMOND, Va., April 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq:MTRX), Beta Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq:BETA), and A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHLM) will broadcast their investor communication events over the Internet, Vcall, a Service of WILink announced today.
PolyOne First Quarter 2003 Earning Release and Conference Call
CLEVELAND, April 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) will release first quarter 2003 earnings on Friday, May 2, 2003 prior to the opening of the stock market. David Wilson, chief financial officer and Dennis Cocco, vice president, investor relations and communications, will host a conference call the same day at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Alchemy Ventures Ltd.
Alchemy Ventures Ltd.: Geological and analytical programs on the Helmer-Bovill project confirms high-quality feldspar and quartz products and significant tonnage potential
RICHMOND, British Columbia, April 8, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alchemy Ventures Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange:ALY) has recently completed another stage of its ongoing project evaluation of the Helmer-Bovill feldspar-kaolin-quartz project located in Latah County, Idaho. This work program integrated geologic, petrographic, geochemical and metallurgical studies to develop a mineral deposit model that will be the basis for further work. Field mapping, in conjunction with the core-hole data from the previous drilling program, provide conceptual limits to the Helmer-Bovill mineral deposit model while the petrographic, electron microprobe, and geochemical analyses demonstrate that high quality feldspar and quartz products can be produced. Further, analytical and metallurgical results received to date indicate that a very high purity quartz product can be produced. This integrated program has identified two areas that are the most prospective for development of economically mineable deposits of feldspar, kaolin, and quartz.