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Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Group Reports Net Profit Of CHF 5.2 Billion for Full Year 2003
ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Credit Suisse Group today announced a net profit of CHF 5.2 billion for 2003, representing a significant turnaround from the net loss of CHF 3.3 billion in 2002. The Group's fourth quarter 2003 net profit amounted to CHF 1.2 billion, compared to a net loss of CHF 950 million in the fourth quarter of 2002. At Credit Suisse Financial Services, a lower fourth quarter 2003 result in the banking segments was more than offset by strong investment results in the insurance segments; net profit for 2003 amounted to CHF 4.3 billion. Credit Suisse First Boston reported a net profit of USD 870 million (CHF 1.2 billion) for 2003 and had steady operating income in the fourth quarter, demonstrating strong investment banking results and sustainable business activity.
EEI Travel Offers Brussels for Only $299!
BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 11, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Why not take a quick getaway? At these prices you can't afford not to! Book for select Thursday departures and visit one of the most remarkable cities in Europe. Brussels is noted for its friendly people, classic architecture, world-class cuisine, and exclusive shops. So make it a weekend to remember with this package that includes roundtrip airfare and 3 nights hotel stay or extend your return and explore more of Belgium! Space is limited so book your reservations today!
Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
Rabin, Murray & Frank LLP Commences Class Action Against Certain Officers of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Alleging Violations of Federal Securities Law -- WIN
NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- A class action complaint has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. ("Winn-Dixie" or the "Company") securities (Nasdaq:WIN) during the period from May 6, 2002 to January 29, 2004, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). The Complaint names Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Allen R. Rowland, Frank Lazaran, Richard P. McCook, and D. Michael Byrum, as defendants.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc.
GB&T Bancshares, Inc. to Acquire Lumpkin County Bank
GAINESVILLE, Ga., Feb. 11, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTB) announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Lumpkin County Bank. GB&T Bancshares, Inc. (GB&T) is a $945-million asset financial services organization based in Gainesville, GA. Lumpkin County Bank was established in 1982 and has $71.7 million in assets and two banking centers located in Lumpkin County. The merger is subject to approval of the shareholders of Lumpkin County Bank and bank regulators.
Veterinary Pet Insurance
Veterinary Pet Insurance Celebrates Twin Cities Pets at Pet Fest America
BREA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) announced its sponsorship of The Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) Pet Fest America, a series of events designed to celebrate and honor the joy of pet ownership in a fun and festive atmosphere. The event features the athletic prowess of the IAMS(r)Superdogs, a troupe of family-owned dogs who have become nationally recognized for their ability to run, jump and retrieve at incredible speeds as well as perform a wide range of agility moves. The next event is at Xcel Energy Center, Saturday, February 14, 2004 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a show at 1 p.m.