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Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Merit Medical Reports Record Revenues Up 15 Percent and Improved Earnings for the Third Quarter of 2008
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Oct. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology and radiology procedures, today reported record revenues of $58.2 million for its third quarter ended September 30, 2008, compared with $50.6 million for the third quarter of 2007, an increase of 15%. Revenues for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2008 were a record $169.1 million, compared with $153.4 million for the comparable nine-month period in 2007, a gain of 10%. Merit also reported that its revenues accelerated during 2008 with gains of approximately 5% in the first quarter, 10% in the second quarter and 15% in the third quarter.
TranS1 Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call for Thursday, October 30, 2008
WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TranS1 Inc. (Nasdaq:TSON) announced today that it plans to release third quarter 2008 financial results after market close on Thursday, October 30, 2008. Rick Randall, President and Chief Executive Officer of TranS1, and Mike Luetkemeyer, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call starting at 4:30 pm EDT on the same day. The call will be concurrently webcast. To listen to the conference call on your telephone, please dial 877-548-7906 for domestic callers and 719-325-4917 for international callers approximately ten minutes prior to the start time. To access the live audio broadcast or the subsequent archived recording, visit the TranS1 Web site at http://www.trans1.com under the investor relations section.
Jefferson Bancshares, Inc.
Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. Announces Approval to Acquire State of Franklin Bancshares, Inc.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:JFBI) announced today that it has received all necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals to complete its previously announced acquisition of State of Franklin Bancshares, Inc., Johnson City, Tennessee. The transaction is expected to close on October 31, 2008.