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Ahold 2004 Fourth Quarter Net Sales: EUR 12.3 billion
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold today announced consolidated net sales (excluding VAT) of EUR 12.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2004, a decline of 3.1% compared to the same period last year (Q4 2003: EUR 12.7 billion). Net sales were significantly impacted by lower currency exchange rates, in particular that of the U.S. dollar. Net sales excluding currency impact increased by 3.2% in the fourth quarter of 2004. Additionally, net sales were impacted by divestments. Net sales growth excluding currency impact and the impact of divestments was 7.9% in the fourth quarter of 2004.
Delhaize Group Reports Preliminary 2004 Sales
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE:DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, today reported sales of EUR 18.0 billion in 2004, a 4.5% decrease versus 2003 due to a 9.1% decline in the U.S. dollar exchange rate to the euro and an additional sales week in the U.S. in 2003. Organic sales growth amounted to 2.9%, supported by 1.5% comparable store sales growth in the U.S. and 2.2% in Belgium.
Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
Investor Notice: Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP Files Shareholder Class Action Against Taser International, Inc. -- TASR
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP announces a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of TASER International, Inc. ("TASER" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:TASR) between May 29, 2003 and January 10, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period").
MSE EcoEngine, Inc.
MSE EcoEngine Initiates Business Development for the Real Estate Sector
TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- MSE EcoEngine Inc. (Pink Sheets:MSEE) announced today that the company has initiated dialogue with a number of owners of commercial and office buildings. "This represents a huge market for us and we are finding a very receptive audience," commented J. Gregory Gooch, President of MSE EcoEngine. The economics for a large real estate installation represent a very quick pay back for the user.
Financial Access Solutions Technology, Inc.
Bach-Hauser's Projected 2005 Revenue
MONTREAL, Jan. 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bach-Hauser (Pink Sheets:BHSR) is pleased to announce projected revenues for calendar year 2005. Bach-Hauser's fiscal year end is December 31, 2005. At present Bach-Hauser's revenue is generated from its wholly owned subsidiary DM2 Technology, Inc.. DM2's fiscal year end is May 31, 2005. The projected revenue figures were generated by DM2 technology.