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Directors Guild of America
DGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Agreement On Terms of New Contract
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced today that it has concluded a tentative agreement on the terms of a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
Coleman Cable, Inc.
Coleman Cable, Inc. Announces Planned Consolidation of Woods' U.S. Distribution Facilities
WAUKEGAN, Ill., Jan. 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Coleman Cable, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCIX) (the "Company," "Coleman," "we," "us," or "our") announced today plans to consolidate the recently-acquired distribution and headquarters facilities of Woods Industries, Inc. ("Woods U.S." or "Woods"), with those of Coleman. The facilities were acquired in connection with the Company's acquisition of Woods U.S. in November 2007, and their consolidation represents the first component of the Company's overall plan to capture the expected long-term benefits to be derived from the Woods acquisition, as discussed at the time of the acquisition.
Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc.
Direct Pet Health Holdings, Inc. Outlook for 2008
DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Direct Pet Health (Pink Sheets:DPHG) has spent most of 2007 putting things together and start positioning itself to move forward in its goal of becoming the ultimate "One Stop shop." With the new year upon us Direct Pet Health has hit the floor running by securing financing commitments through private investments to support further expansion and development of our product and services that allow the company to be successful in the near future.
Independent Bank Corp.
Slade's Ferry Bancorp. Shareholders Approve Merger With Independent Bank Corp.
ROCKLAND and SOMERSET, Mass., Jan. 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq:INDB), parent of Rockland Trust Company, and Slade's Ferry Bancorp. (Nasdaq:SFBC), parent of Slades Bank, jointly announced today that at a Special Meeting of Shareholders held on January 17, 2008, Slade's Ferry shareholders voted to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger providing for the acquisition of Slade's Ferry by Independent Bank Corp. The number of shares of Slade's Ferry common stock voting to approve the merger agreement represented approximately 98.5% of the shares voted and 74.1% of the total number of outstanding shares.
Independent Bank Corp.
Independent Bank Corp. Reports 4th Quarter 2007 Earnings
ROCKLAND, Mass., Jan. 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq:INDB), parent of Rockland Trust Company, today announced net income of $7.7 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.56 for the quarter ending December 31, 2007. This represents an increase of $0.02, or 3.7%, on a per share basis, from the $0.54 recorded in the same quarter a year ago. Net income for the quarter decreased $371,000 as compared to the same period last year. For the year ending December 31, 2007, net income was $28.4 million and diluted earnings per share were $2.00, a decrease of $4.5 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $32.9 million and diluted earnings per share of $2.17 for the year ending December 31, 2006.
Meritage Homes Corporation
Meritage Homes Reports Preliminary Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH) a leading U.S. homebuilder, today reported preliminary fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the periods ended December 31, 2007, and significant progress on its goals to generate positive cash flow and reduce debt.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Integra LifeSciences to Present At the Upcoming Wachovia Healthcare Conference
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Jan. 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) announced today that it is scheduled to present at the Wachovia Healthcare Conference at the Langham Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 9:00 am (ET).