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HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
HCC to Present At Fox-Pitt Conference
HOUSTON, Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) announced today that HCC Chief Executive Officer Frank J. Bramanti and HCC Chief Financial Officer Edward H. Ellis will be presenting at the Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller Financial Services Conference in Naples, Florida on November 29, 2007, beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), at a meeting on November 15, 2007, declared the quarterly dividend of $.04 per share on Class A common stock and $.036 per share on Class B common stock, payable on March 15, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2008.
Security Bank Corporation
Security Bank Corporation Responds to Nasdaq Letter
MACON, Ga., Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Security Bank Corporation (Nasdaq:SBKC), announced today that it received a Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter on November 14, 2007 indicating that the Company was not in compliance with The Nasdaq Stock Market's audit committee composition requirement as set forth in Marketplace Rule 4350(d)(2) (the "Rule"). The Rule requires, in part, that the audit committee be comprised solely of independent directors. The Nasdaq letter was in response to the Company's correspondence, initiated on November 8, 2007, notifying Nasdaq that the Company inadvertently appointed an audit committee member who did not meet the criteria for independence. The director in question was not employed by the Company at the time of his appointment to the audit committee, but had been employed by the Company within three years of his appointment; therefore, he did not meet the independence criteria. Upon discovering the error, the director promptly resigned his position on the audit committee, effective November 8, 2007. As a result of this action, the audit committee is comprised of nine members, all of whom are independent directors. Nasdaq's letter acknowledges that with the resignation, and this subsequent public announcement, the Company has regained compliance with the Rule and the matter is now closed.
Dow Jones Indexes
STOXX Changes Composition of European Benchmark Indexes
ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- STOXX Ltd. today announced changes in the composition of the Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 Index, the Dow Jones STOXX Total Market Index, the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index and its sector indexes, the Dow Jones STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Football Index.
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
First Business Financial Services, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Plan
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FBIZ) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $1,000,000 of the Company's common stock, through open market block purchases in accordance with the requirements of Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Rush Enterprises, Inc.
Rush Enterprises Mourns Death of Board Member John D. Rock
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Rush Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:RUSHA) (Nasdaq:RUSHB), which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas, regretfully reported today that John D. Rock, a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee, died on Friday, November 16, 2007, after a short battle with cancer.
Virgin America Wins Top Rating From Zagat's Frequent Fliers
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Virgin America today thanked the almost 8,000 frequent fliers taking Zagat's 2007 Global Airlines Survey who ranked America's newest airline number one for overall quality in First/Business Class and second among all domestic carriers for overall quality in the Main Cabin. Virgin America was also recognized by Zagat's as among the top five airlines with the best U.S. web site, coming in at number four.
Blum & Silver
Blum & Silver, LLP Retained by Numerous Investors to Investigate Injuries Caused by the Sale of Securities Offered Through E-M Management Co., LLC
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Securities Law Firm, Blum & Silver, LLP (http://www.stockattorneys.com), announced that it has been retained by many clients who have been injured by financial advisors selling phony securities offered through Ed May ("May") and E-M Management Co., LLC, ("E-M").