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WTRG Corp. Files Suit Against APEX Resources Group
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- WTRG Corp., a leading online consulting and marketing service established in 2005, today announced that a Notice of Claim was filed Wednesday, October 5, 2005 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia (Registry File Number 0509187).
Heritage Oaks Bancorp
Heritage Oaks Bancorp Third Quarter Earnings Increase 51% to a Record $1.8 Million
PASO ROBLES, Calif., Oct. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Heritage Oaks Bancorp (Nasdaq:HEOP), the parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank, today reported record third quarter profits fueled by strong loan growth, excellent deposit growth, expanding net interest margin and solid asset quality. Net income increased 51% to $1.8 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2005, compared to $1.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the third quarter a year ago. For the first nine months of 2005, net income increased 49% to $4.8 million, compared to $3.2 million in the first nine months of 2004.
Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
Discovery Labs Files Universal Shelf Registration Statement
WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCO) announced today that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the possible issuance of up to $100 million in securities. The filing should allow Discovery flexibility as to the type of security it could choose to sell, including common stock, preferred stock, and varying forms of debt securities, and is intended to enable Discovery to react to market opportunities as they arise.
Strategic Partnership Formed Between Vitasti and Leading Beverage Manufacturer for First of Its Kind Amazon Acai Vita Water
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vitasti, Inc. (OTC BB:VITS.OB ) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent ("LOI") with one of North America's leading beverage manufacturers ("BM") for the joint venture ("JV") development and launch of Amazon Acai Vita Waters. The formulation of the vitamin enriched water will have all the health benefits of the Acai Berry including antioxidants, minerals and protein. The company's partner and industry leader, Sambazon, will provide the Acai Berry ingredient for the project.
Flint Telecom Group, Inc.
Semotus Exhibits as Silver Sponsor At Plumtree Odyssey
LOS GATOS, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Semotus Solutions (AMEX:DLK), a pioneer in Wireless Software and Enterprise Portal Solutions, announced today that Clickmarks, a Semotus subsidiary, is exhibiting as a Silver Sponsor at the 2005 Plumtree Odyssey, October 9th - 12th in Hollywood, Florida. The annual Odyssey attracts hundreds of customers and prospects, and this year combined with the Advanced Developer Conference (ADC) to broaden the event's focus on developers as well as customers.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Refco, Inc.
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of Refco, Inc. (NYSE:RFX) ("the Company") between August 11, 2005 and October 7, 2005 (the "Class Period"). Also included are all those who purchased the common stock of Refco pursuant and/or traceable to the Company's initial public offering ("IPO") on or about August 11, 2005.