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Harwood Feffer LLP
Royal Ahold Misled Investors, Wechsler Harwood Alleges -- AHO
NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- On February 26, 2003, the law firm of Wechsler Harwood LLP filed a class action suit against Royal Ahold, NV ("Ahold" or the "Company") (NYSE:AHO) and certain of its officers, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased Ahold American Depository Receipts ("ADRs") from January 8, 2002 through February 21, 2003 (the "Class Period"). Also included in the Class are those U.S. citizens who purchased Ahold common stock on foreign exchanges during the Class Period.
TDC Nominates new Members of the Board of Directors
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, February 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- TDC (NYSE:TLD): the Board of Directors has been notified by Erik Sprunk-Jansen, that he will not seek re-election at the next Annual General Meeting of TDC, to be held on April 9, 2003. The Board of Directors of TDC A/S has decided in his place to nominate Kurt Anker Nielsen.The nomination of Kurt Anker Nielsen reflects the expectation that TDC will establish an audit committee during 2003 to ensure compliance with the new regulation based on the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
AmeraMex International Inc.
AmeraMex International Inc. Continues to Build Reserves
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Charles B. Layton Sr., President of AmeraMex International Inc.(Pink Sheets:AMMX) signed another exclusive timber contract to purchase all the available timber from the Ejido Day Laguana Hanson with a potential of over 10,000,000 additional board feet from this group. Permits have been issued in contiguous sections, the first permit being 600,000 board feet for removal of the dead and dying trees. The Company has begun to harvest this section and will increase its production next week.
Pyrosequencing Extends Vacuum Prep Tool Capabilities and Introduces new Accompanying Workstation
UPPSALA, Sweden, Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pyrosequencing AB (Stockholm:PYROA) (Other OTC:PYRSF) today announced that the acclaimed Pyrosequencing(TM) Vacuum Prep Tool is now available for all 96-well format Pyrosequencing genetic analysis systems -- extending the benefits of batch processing 96 post-PCR samples in less than 15 minutes to PSQ(TM)96MA and PSQ(TM)96 System customers. The Vacuum Prep Tool is also more cost-effective due to doubling the life of the 96 filter probes within the hand-held device. Sample preparation convenience and workflow ergonomics are further improved with the introduction of the new accompanying Vacuum Prep Workstation. The bench-top Workstation consists of a Vacuum Prep Tool in combination with the new Worktable, which contains strategically placed solution troughs, an integrated vacuum pressure gauge and a storage position for the Vacuum Prep Tool. The new Worktable is available as an upgrade package for previously purchased Vacuum Prep Tools.
Viscount Systems Inc.
Viscount Receives BC Hydro Order
BURNABY, B.C., Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Viscount Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VSYS) President and CEO Stephen Pineau is pleased to announce The Company has received an order from BC Hydro for $58,000 of telecommunications equipment. It is the largest order so far as a result of Viscount's acquisition of Sigma Data Systems in June 2002.
New Members of SCA Board of Directors
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- SCA's (Other OTC:SVCBF) Nomination Committee has decided to propose to the Annual General Meeting that Indra Asander and Rolf Borjesson be elected new members of the Board of Directors. Erik Engstrom has declined continued assignment as a member of the Board since this cannot be combined with his current activities.