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Danske Traelast A/S
Scandinavian Building Material Giant, Danske Traelast Group, Upgrades Forecast
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- In spite of a stagnant market the Scandinavian building material giant, The Danske Traelast Group market leading in the European Nordic region today announced to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange its upgrade of the FY profit with DKK 4050 million. It is, among others, good results in the Swedish operations, Beijer Byggmaterial, that generate the positive expectations for the future.
Aon Corporation Charged with Securities Fraud, Says the Pomerantz Firm -- AOC
NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) filed a class action lawsuit against Aon Corporation ("Aon" or the "Company") (NYSE:AOC) and two of the Company's senior officers on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Aon during the period from May 4, 1999 through August 6, 2002, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Board Declares Quarterly Dividends
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2002 -- The Board of Directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share on Northrop Grumman common stock, payable Sept. 14, 2002, to shareholders of record Sept. 3, 2002. The board also declared a dividend of $1.75 per share on the company's Series B convertible preferred stock, payable Oct. 15, 2002, to shareholders of record Oct. 3, 2002.
Women First HealthCare, Inc.
Women First HealthCare Launches Vaniqa to OB/GYN Community
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Women First HealthCare, Inc. (Nasdaq:WFHC), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has begun promoting its newest product, Vaniqa(R) (eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9%, to the OB/GYN market. Women First acquired Vaniqa(R), a topical cream clinically proven to slow the growth of unwanted facial hair in women, from a joint venture between Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gillette in June 2002.
E-Rex Withdraws Lawsuit Against Minority Shareholder Group
MIAMI, Aug. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today E-Rex, Inc. (OTCBB:EREX) announced that the civil lawsuit filed by E-Rex, Inc. and its directors in U.S. District Court in California against Chris Ford, Terry Shores, June Blackwell, The Carol J. Gamble Trust, Steve Rigg, Randy Lamberto, Ressonyia Andersen, David Simmermacher, Suavek Kownacki, Michael J. Capelouto and the Sage Group Strategies has been withdrawn by the Company.