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Sysco Recognized for Industry Leading Pesticide Reduction Program
HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that it has been awarded a prestigious Champions award from the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. PESP is a voluntary partnership which focuses on reducing the use of pesticides and reducing the risks to humans and the environment. More than 70 suppliers, representing 160 produce processing facilities and 4,179 growers tending more than 600,000 acres are participating in Sysco's integrated pest management (IPM) program.
SIGA Technologies, Inc.
SIGA Completes Manufacture of ST-246 Registration Batches
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight bio-warfare pathogens, today announced that it has completed manufacture of its required three NDA registration batches of ST-246 drug substance, the Company's lead smallpox anti-viral.
Kona Grill Inc
Kona Grill Reports Nasdaq Deficiency Notice
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (Nasdaq:KONA) today announced that it received a letter from the staff of the Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market dated December 15, 2008 notifying the Company that as a result of the Board of Directors vacancy created by the resignation of Kent D. Carlson as a director on December 11, 2008, the Company does not comply with Nasdaq's Marketplace Rule 4350, which requires companies to have a majority of independent directors as defined by the Nasdaq rules and requires a company's audit committee to have at least three independent directors. Consistent with Marketplace Rule 4350(c)(1) and Rule 4350(d)(4), Nasdaq has provided the Company a cure period in order to regain compliance until the earlier of the Company's next annual shareholders' meeting or December 11, 2009. If the next annual shareholders' meeting is held before June 9, 2009, then the Company must evidence compliance no later than June 9, 2009. The Company expects that it will be able to fill the vacancy within the cure period.
Cree Announces Sample Release of New, Highly-Efficient 120-Watt GaN HEMT Microwave Transistor
DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE), announces the sample release of a highly efficient 120-watt GaN HEMT microwave transistor for general-purpose military and industrial applications such as electronic warfare, tactical communications, radar, instrumentation and direct video broadcast applications. This transistor provides outstanding RF power performance over wide instantaneous bandwidths compared to other technologies such as GaAs MESFET or Si LDMOSFET.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes Index Review Results: 4th Quarter 2008
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the regular quarterly review of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes. All changes will be effective at the start of trading on Monday, December 22, 2008.
Cooper Companies Inc
The Cooper Companies Sets Annual Meeting and Stockholder Record Dates
PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced that it will hold its next annual meeting of stockholders on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 3, 2009, will be eligible to vote on matters presented in the Company's proxy statement, including electing its slate of directors. The Company plans to mail its proxy statement on or about February 11, 2009.