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Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Considers PuriNOx Purchase, Sound Wall Construction, Trash Disposal
HOUSTON, April 23, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) commission will consider several recommendations involving contract awards, bids and proposals, professional services and general administrative and operational matters during its meeting beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2004. Chairman Jim Edmonds will preside over the public meeting in the 4th floor board room at 111 East Loop North (exit 29 off Loop 610).
Dobson Communications Corporation
Dobson Communications Announces Schedule for First Quarter Earnings Conference Call
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 23, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dobson Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DCEL) today announced that it plans to publish its first quarter 2004 operating and financial results after the market close on Monday, May 10, 2004. On Tuesday, May 11, 2004, it plans to conduct its first quarter earnings conference call beginning at 10 a.m. CDT, 11 a.m. EDT. Investors will also be able to monitor the call via web-cast on Dobson's web site at: (www.dobson.net), under the "Investor Relations, Conference Calls" tab.
VI Group plc
VI Group plc Announces Intention To De-List From The American Stock Exchange And Expected Results
GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK, April 23, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- On 28 October 2002, VI Group plc ("VI" or "the Company"), announced that trading commenced in American Depositary Receipts ("ADR"s) representing its ordinary shares on the American Stock Exchange ("AMEX"). The directors have reviewed the AMEX trading facility in light of the Company's objectives and have concluded that the costs of maintaining the facility outweigh the benefits derived from it. Accordingly the directors have decided to apply for de-listing of the Company's ADRs from AMEX. Trading on Amex will be suspended following the market close on 29th April 2004. ADR's will continue to be traded in the United States on the over- the-counter market.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Receives Contract Extension In Colombia
LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Colombia's national oil company, Ecopetrol, to extend the term of Occidental's interest in the Cravo Norte Association Contract for the operation of Colombia's second largest oil field at Caño Limón. The contract, which was due to expire in 2008, was amended to extend through the economic life of the field, currently estimated to last at least through 2018. Occidental will remain the operator of the Caño Limón field and Ecopetrol will continue to operate the Caño Limón-Covenas export pipeline.
Integrated Data Corp.
Integrated Data Corp. & DataWave Execute Letter Agreement
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 23, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Integrated Data Corp. (OTCBB:ITDD) ("IDC") announced today that IDC and DataWave Systems Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange:DRV) (OTCBB:DWVSF) ("DataWave") have entered into a binding Letter Agreement whereby IDC will acquire DataWave by merger in which shareholders of DataWave will be issued shares of IDC in exchange for all the issued and outstanding shares of DataWave. IDC currently holds approximately 50.1% of DataWave's shares and has been an investor in the company since 2002. Prior to that, IDC's principal shareholders have been investors in DataWave since 1999. The Letter Agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The closing of the transaction proposed by the Letter Agreement, anticipated to occur on or before December 31, 2004, is subject to a number of conditions, including the following:
Entertainment Games, Inc.
eGames Maintains Six Titles Within Top 50 PC Games
LANGHORNE, Pa., April 23, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- eGames, Inc. (OTCBB:EGAM), a publisher of Family Friendly(tm), affordable consumer entertainment PC software games, today announced that six of its games were in the overall Top 50 PC game titles ranked by units sold at retail for the month of March 2004, matching its record in February and up from four titles in January. The eGames best-seller, DROP!, maintained its strong sales momentum and placed number 8 in March for U.S. retail markets, according to NPD Techworld (NPD).