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Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
FHLBank of Dallas Appoints 2008 Advisory Council Members
DALLAS, Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (Bank) today announced the appointment of Cassie Hicks, Mark Allison and James Hargrove as new members of the Bank's Advisory Council. Darryl Swinton has been reappointed as a member of the Advisory Council. Other members include L. Lee Jones, Carrie Curet, Phillip Eide, Dianne Bolen, Mary Ann Chavez, Jay Czar, Jane Provo, Shari Flynn and Judy Loden.
Home BancShares, Inc.
Home BancShares, Inc. Completes Merger With Centennial Bancshares, Inc.
CONWAY, Ark., Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOMB) announced that the previously announced merger of Centennial Bancshares, Inc and its subsidiary, Centennial Bank has been completed as of January 1, 2008. Centennial Bank will maintain its separate community bank identity with the same board of directors, management and staff. Centennial Bank is located at Pavilion in the Park and Highway 10 in Little Rock. They also service south Arkansas with branches in Fordyce, Kingsland, New Edinburg and Rison.
VistaPrint to Present at the 2008 Needham & Co. 10th Annual Growth Stock Conference
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- VistaPrint Limited (Nasdaq:VPRT), the leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers, today announced that Harpreet Grewal, executive vice president and chief financial officer of VistaPrint, will present at the 2008 Needham & Co. 10th Annual Growth Stock Conference on Thursday, January 10, 2008 in New York City.
Kforce Announces Corporate 10b5-1 Plan to Facilitate Share Repurchases
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Kforce Inc. (Nasdaq:KFRC), a professional staffing and solutions firm, today announced that it entered into a stock repurchase plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Company 10b5-1 Plan") to facilitate the repurchase of its common stock under its outstanding repurchase authorizations. The Company has approximately $14.8 million available for repurchase of shares as of December 31, 2007 under previous authorizations.
Independent Bank Corp.
Independent Bank Corp. 4th Quarter/Year End Earnings Press Release and Conference Call Announcement
ROCKLAND, Mass., Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq:INDB), parent of Rockland Trust Company, will release its fourth quarter/year end earnings press release upon the close of business on Thursday, January 17, 2008. It will host its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter/year end results on Friday, January 18, 2008, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Telephonic access will be available by dial-in at 800-860-2442 reference: INDB. A replay of the call will be available by calling 877-344-7529, Replay Passcode: 414698, which will be available until January 23, 2008 at 11:59 PM.
Barrett Business Services, Inc.
BBSI Announces Acquisition of First Employment Services, Inc.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Barrett Business Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:BBSI) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire First Employment Services, Inc. headquartered in Tempe, Arizona pursuant to an asset purchase agreement to be effective February 4, 2008. The transaction is subject to the successful completion of due diligence and the execution of a definitive purchase agreement. Consideration for the all cash transaction is expected to approximate $5.0 million, which includes approximately $3.8 million in cash due upon closing and the balance of the consideration to be contingent upon the financial performance during the 12-month period following the effective date.