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HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
HCC Completes Filings and Reports Third Quarter 2006 Results
HOUSTON, Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) announced today that its independent review of the Company's option granting practices has concluded and the Company has filed a Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2005, a Form 10-Q/A for the quarter ended March 31, 2006, and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30 and September 30, 2006. As a result of these filings, and with subsequent delivery of these filings to the trustee for the Convertible Noteholders, the Company will have cured any possible Event of Default arising from the failure to timely deliver these reports under the Indentures governing the Company's outstanding 1.30% and 2.00% Convertible Notes.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
E-TRADE FINANCIAL Commences Trading on NASDAQ
NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that E-TRADE FINANCIAL (Nasdaq:ETFC) will begin trading its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market today under the symbol ETFC. E-TRADE FINANCIAL will also trade mandatory convertible notes known as Equity Units on NASDAQ under the symbol ETFCP.
ARTISTdirect to Restate Previously Issued Financial Statements
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ARTISTdirect, Inc. (OTCBB:ARTD) today said it intends to amend the company's previously filed consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2005, as well as for the interim periods ended September 30, 2005, March 31, 2006, June 30, 2006 and September 30, 2006.
Sempra Energy Raises 2006 Earnings-Per-Share Estimate
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) today announced it expects earnings from continuing operations, excluding impacts related to asset sales, to exceed $4 per share. The increase from the previous per share estimate of $3.50 to $3.70 is due primarily to increased profitability at its commodities business. Final year-end and fourth-quarter results will be announced on Feb. 22, 2007.
The Cooper Companies, Inc.
The Cooper Companies Set Annual Meeting and Stockholder Record Dates
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced that it will hold its next annual meeting of stockholders on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at The Omni Berkshire Place in New York City. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 5, 2007 will be eligible to vote on matters presented in the Company's proxy statement, including electing its slate of directors. The Company plans to mail its proxy statement on or about February 13, 2007.
BlueLinx Names Interim CFO
ATLANTA, Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America, today announced that BlueLinx Senior Vice President Steve Skinner will serve as interim chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2007, until the company identifies its new chief financial officer. As previously announced, CFO David J. Morris will leave the company, effective December 31, 2006.
Cambridge Display Technology
Sales of Stock by Officers to Settle Tax Liabilities
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cambridge Display Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:OLED), a pioneer in the development of polymer light emitting diode (P-OLED) technology, reported that on December 26, 2006 and pursuant to a stock compensation plan which was established in December 2004 when the company completed its IPO, the Company issued 200,295 shares of its common stock to four employees.