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New Sustainability Manager Appointed at Skanska
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska has appointed Noel Morrin as its new Senior Vice President Sustainability. Based in Stockholm, Noel will assume his new position on October 1. He succeeds Axel Wenblad, who was appointed Director General of the Swedish National Board of Fisheries earlier this year.
Diageo -- Video Interview
LONDON, Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Preliminary results. Indepth interview available now on www.cantos.com with Paul Walsh, Chief Executive, Diageo (LSE:DGE).
Antisoma's AS1404 Lung Cancer Study Reaches Recruitment Target
LONDON, Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cancer drug developer Antisoma (LSE:ASM) announces that it has reached the patient recruitment target in its phase II trial of AS1404 in non-small cell lung cancer. This keeps the Company on course to report the first efficacy data from the trial during this year.
Novartis Makes Offer to Independent Directors to Buy Remaining Stake in Chiron
BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Novartis (NYSE:NVS) announced today that it has made a proposal to the independent directors of Chiron Corporation (Nasdaq:CHIR) to acquire all of the remaining outstanding shares that it does not already own and has filed an amended Form 13-D as required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Provides Assistance to Employees and Other Victims of Hurricane Katrina
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- In response to the mounting damages caused by Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will contribute an initial $2 million for relief assistance. This contribution is based on the current needs assessment and will support the company's Gulf Coast employees through a relief fund established specifically for this purpose. Local communities will receive support from the company through a contribution to the American Red Cross.
Port of Houston Authority
The Port of Houston Authority Delivers Statement on Hurricane Katrina
HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) expresses its deepest sympathies to our colleagues at the ports of New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; and Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi. We sincerely hope that these great Gulf Coast ports can get back to work as soon as possible to continue participating in the daily functions that are so essential to the vitality of our region's economy and its leadership in trade and commerce.
First California Financial Group, Inc.
National Mercantile to Present at West Coast Super-Community Bank Conference
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- National Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:MBLA), the holding company for Mercantile National Bank and South Bay Bank, N.A., today announced Scott Montgomery, President & CEO, and David Brown, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the West Coast Super-Community Bank Conference. The presentation will be at 4:20 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 8, 2005, and the webcast can be viewed at www.super-communitybanking.com/westcoast.htm. In addition, the archived presentation will be available at www.nationalmercbancorp.com
Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP
Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, Representing Investors Who Purchased Patterson Companies, Inc., Announces Class Action Lawsuit and Seeks to Recover Losses -- PDCO
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Notice is hereby given by Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP that a Class Action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of a class (the "Class") consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Patterson Companies, Inc. ("Patterson" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:PDCO), between February 24, 2005 and May 25, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period").