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Heritage Oaks Bancorp
Heritage Oaks Bancorp Declares $0.08 Cash Dividend
PASO ROBLES, Calif., July 24, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Heritage Oaks Bancorp (Nasdaq:HEOP), parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank, today announced that on July 21, 2006, its Board of Directors declared the company's first quarterly cash dividend. The cash dividend of $0.08 per common share will be payable on August 25, 2006, to shareholders of record on August 11, 2006.
Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc.
Gateway Financial Holdings Reports 68% Increase in 2Q 2006 Net Income; Assets Surpass $1 Billion Mark
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 24, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GBTS), the holding company for Gateway Bank & Trust Co., reported net income for the second quarter of 2006 of $1.51 million compared with $902,000 for the second quarter of 2005, an increase of $611,000, or 67.7%. Compared with the first quarter of 2006, net income increased $154,000, or 11.3%; excluding a $430,000 after-tax gain on the sale of securities taken in the first quarter, core earnings improved $584,000, or 62.9%. Earnings performance was driven by exceptional revenue growth from a 60% increase in loans outstanding year-over-year originated through the Company's expanding network of financial centers. Diluted earnings per share were $0.14 for the second quarter of 2006 compared with $0.11 for the prior-year period, an increase of 27.3%. Per share results were affected by an increase in weighted average diluted shares of 31.5%, from 8,467,906 shares for the second quarter of 2005 to 11,131,691 for the current quarter. The increase in diluted shares was primarily the result of the December 2005 stock offering of 2,300,000 shares.
XsunX Provides Mid-Year Update to Business and Product Development Initiatives
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 24, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB:XSNX), provider of technologies for solar energy infrastructure and developer of Power Glass(tm), an innovative thin-film solar technology that is intended to allow glass windows to produce electricity from the power of the sun, provides a mid-year update on product and business development initiatives.
3 Faces of Evil -- New Novel is a Brilliant Portrayal of Women, Crime, and the Underworld
WESTON, Fla., July 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Since the beginning of time, women have always been treated as the weaker gender of the human race. As proven through history, culture, and society, women have had to fight for recognition often under untenable conditions imposed by men. For author Geoffrey Parris, it is only a matter of time until strong and independent women exercise greater influence in the world's affairs. This is one of the themes that readers will immerse themselves with as Xlibris proudly presents Geoffrey Parris' compelling new book, 3 Faces of Evil.
Don't Invest and Forget -- New Book Encourages Readers and Investors to Believe in Active Asset Allocation
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- In the gigantic world of business, money is the name of the game. It is a deeply challenging game that nobody can afford to lose, and all players involved have no choice but to make big decisions and take risks with their investments. In the view of author Pat Vitucci, those who compete financially must have a dynamic investment plan as well as a wide perception of all related markets. These are just a few of the valuable lessons that readers can discover with the release of his compelling new book Don't Invest and Forget: A Look at the Importance of Having a Comprehensive, Dynamic Investment Plan.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue to Waive Change Fees and Fare Differences to Assist Customers Who May be Affected Today by Thunderstorms in New York City, Newark and Boston
NEW YORK, July 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) will waive change fees and any fare differences to allow customers with reservations for travel on Saturday, July 22, 2006, to or from New York (JFK and LaGuardia airports), Newark, and Boston, to postpone their plans provided they rebook and travel on or before Tuesday, July 25, 2006, to avoid the inclement weather in the area. Customers may call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) to arrange for ticket changes.
Sentex Sensing Technologies, Inc.
Sentex Sensing Technologies, Inc. Reaches Agreement With Security IT Vision, Inc.
NEW YORK, July 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sentex Sensing Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:SENS) (http://www.sentextech.com), and Security IT Vision, Inc. (http://www.secitv.com) of Roseville, California have agreed today for an exclusive long-term distribution agreement and implementation of existing Security IT Vision, Inc. products. A final version of the contract was signed on the 19th of July. The agreement allows for Sentex to market exclusive technology in the biometric and security product arena based on Fingerprint Identification, Face Recognition and Voice Recognition technology. The high tech electronic scan of biometric features as well as the related products became a major opportunity worldwide after 9/11. Consequently, the market for such biometric security devices expanded rapidly after this act of terrorism.
The Third Oath -- New Mystery Novel Features Intriguing and Shocking Story Surrounding Medical Malpractice
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Malpractice and abuse often lead to permanent injury or death of the victims. Such conduct fails to comply with moral and professional standards and is often committed by professionals (or their subordinates) on behalf of others and is also often linked with medical and legal malpractice. In his new book The Third Oath, author Robert Paul presents to his readers an enduring and highly intriguing look at malpractice as it affects both the medical and legal worlds.