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PennFed Financial Services, Inc.
PennFed Financial Services, Inc. Shareholders Approve Acquisition by New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
WESTBURY, N.Y. and WEST ORANGE, N.J., March 13, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The acquisition of PennFed Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:PFSB) ("PennFed") by New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYB) was approved today at a special meeting of PennFed's shareholders, paving the way for the acquisition to take effect on or about March 31st. Upon completion, PennFed will merge with and into New York Community Bancorp and Penn Federal Savings Bank, the primary subsidiary of PennFed, will merge with and into New York Community Bancorp's savings bank subsidiary, New York Community Bank.
San Diego Gas & Electric
SDG&E Seeks Renewable Energy Resources to Meet Future Needs
SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced it has launched a competitive bid process for environmentally sound electricity resources that will be needed to comply with a state law that requires 20 percent of the utility's energy portfolio to come from renewable sources starting in 2010.
Fougera Marks Seventh Snakebite Season With CroFab Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine)
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 13, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Fougera Inc. begins the 2007 snakebite season further ensuring adequate availability of CroFab(r) Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine), the only widely available antivenom for North American crotalid snakebite envenomations in the United States. Approximately 7,000 to 8,000 of the estimated 45,000 snakebites seen each year in the United States involve a venomous species. Snakebite season begins in mid-March and runs through the fall, the time of year when snakes are most active and people are most likely to encounter them. When a snakebite victim enters a hospital and requires treatment with antivenom, delaying care can be dangerous. Therefore, hospitals should have adequate stocks of antivenom to prevent treatment delays, even if they expect to see just one snakebite patient this year.