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Chemical Financial Corporation
Chemical Financial Corporation Increases Cash Dividend
MIDLAND, Mich., Jan. 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Chemical Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:CHFC) announced that on January 22, 2008, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a first quarter 2008 cash dividend of $0.295 per share of common stock, representing a 3.5% increase over the fourth quarter 2007 cash dividend of $0.285 per share. The first quarter 2008 dividend will be payable on Friday, March 21, 2008, to shareholders of record on February 29, 2008. The ex-dividend date is February 27, 2008.
Artificial Life, Inc.
Artificial Life, Inc. Partners With PlayPhone for U.S., Canada Distribution
HONG KONG, Jan. 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hong Kong-based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTCBB:ALIF), a leading provider of award-winning mobile 3G technology and applications, announced the partnership with PlayPhone, Inc. for all mobile applications, namely V-girl(tm), V-boy(tm), America's Next Top Model(tm), Big Brother(tm), Bad Girls Club(tm), Tokio Hotel - the official mobile game, Lollipop, Blackie's Teenage Club, and a variety of animal-themed games, as well as the associated wallpapers, screensavers and video mails for all of these games. They will soon be available for sale on the PlayPhone website at: www.playphone.com and on its third party portals powered by PlayPhone.
Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc.
20th Year of Record Earnings Reported by Hampton Roads Bankshares
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR) (the "Company" or "Hampton Roads Bankshares"), the financial holding company for Bank of Hampton Roads, announced today that net income for 2007 jumped 12.8% from 2006 to $6,810,613. For the twelve month period ended December 31, 2007, diluted earnings per share were unchanged from 2006 at $0.65. For the fourth quarter of 2007, the Company earned $1,713,107, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to $1,621,973, or $0.16 per diluted share in the same period in 2006.
VirtualScopics Awarded Record Level of New Contracts in 2007
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSCP), a leading developer of image-based solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced a record level of new contract awards in 2007 totaling approximately $17 million. This includes $10.8 million in signed contracts plus approximately $6 million in awarded projects that are currently under negotiation. The total awards and contract signings for 2007 exceeded the comparable amount in 2006 by 78 percent.