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Tele2 AB: Amended Rules for Foreign Shareholders
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB, ("Tele2"), (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2A) (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announces that the Swedish Parliament has recently resolved to amend the rules on Swedish withholding tax. These new rules mean that foreign holders of Tele2 shares, who receive a payment in conjunction with the redemption of shares, can apply to the Swedish Tax Authorities to get part of the withholding tax repaid.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc.
GB&T Bancshares Re-Elects Board for One-Year Term
GAINESVILLE, Ga., May 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- On May 17, 2005, GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTB) held their Annual Meeting where shareholders re-elected the Board of Directors for a one-year term. Newly elected to the Board were John E. Mansour, Chairman of First National Bank of Gwinnett and L.S. (Casey) Cagle, Advisory Board Chairman for Southern Heritage Bank, a Division of Gainesville Bank & Trust.
EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS Technologies Awarded Advanced Technology Application Contract for Next-Generation Beam Forming Electronics
ATLANTA, May 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) announced today that its Defense & Space Systems division has been awarded a contract valued at $1.3 million by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to advance next-generation Beam Forming Network (BFN) technology for satellite communication systems. The goal of the effort is to reduce mass by a factor of three over the current state-of-the-art for these satellite subsystems, in which mass and volume are highly critical. EMS's enabling capability to miniaturize the packaging for advanced ferrite technology and mixed-signal drive electronics was a key factor in being selected. Work on the contract is expected to extend through early 2006.
InterAge Dynamic Knowledge Expands Partnership Agreement
CESAREA, Israel, May 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- InterAge Ltd. (Pink Sheets:ITGJ), a provider of integrated web marketing solutions, announced today that it is expanding the scope of its agreement with Email Appeal (www.emailappeal.com) to enable the offering of unique services to large corporations.
JMA Consultants America Inc.
Free Global Seminar for Manufacturing Industry Sponsored by JMA Group
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- If your company could use some updating, some brushing off the old and incorporating the new, here's the ticket and it's free. How to be a successful manufacturer in today's business climate will be the focus of the free seminar sponsored by the prestigious international company, Japan Management Association (JMA). On Thursday, May 26, the heavyweights in manufacturing will convene to exchange ideas and know-how in manufacturing. The free seminar for large volume manufacturers will be at the Hyatt Regency near Chicago's O'Hare Airport from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Space is limited and offered to qualified registrants only. The seminar's theme is "Strengths and Weaknesses of American and Japanese Manufacturing Industries." Expert management speakers will focus on "The Changing Business Environment and Potential Solutions." Takashi Asano, President of JMAC said, "Companies in the United States must tune into new methodology in order to be successful in a competitive business world. It is no longer the case that a company can rely on traditional ways of thinking. This seminar will cover how to make these successful changes."
Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Majority Owned Subsidiary, Mazal Plant Pharmaceuticals Inc., Receives Investigational New Drug Application Approval from the FDA for HDL/Cholesterol Improvement Drug
NEW YORK, May 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB:APPI) and its majority owned subsidiary, Mazal Plant Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced today that Mazal received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the IND application for MAHDL01, a pharmaceutical drug geared towards improving HDL/ Cholesterol levels.
EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS Technologies Receives Contract From LiveTV for Virgin Blue Airlines Satellite Antenna Systems
ATLANTA, May 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) announced today that EMS's Defense & Space Systems division has received an order from LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU), to provide Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) antenna systems for Virgin Blue Airlines of Australia. The total value to EMS is estimated at $6.8 million USD over 12 months. The service being provided to Virgin Blue Airlines will bring twenty-four channels of FOXTEL and AUSTAR programming directly to the passenger seat, real-time during the flight.