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Orange plc Announces Completion of Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation with Respect to Its 8 3/4 % Senior Notes due 2006
PARIS, August 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Orange plc (LSE:OGE) (Other OTC:ORGEF), a public limited liability company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (the "Company"), announced today that it has successfully completed its previously announced offer to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") of any and all of its outstanding 8 3/4 % Senior Notes due 2006 (the "Notes") and concurrent solicitation of consents from holders of Notes (the "Consent Solicitation") to adopt amendments (the "Proposed Amendments") to the Indenture dated 11 June 1999 (the "Indenture") under which the Notes were issued. The Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation expired at 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, on 22 August 2003.
Antisoma plc -- Antisoma to de-list from Nasdaq Europe because of forthcoming closure of market
London, UK, August 26, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Antisoma (LSE:ASM) (NASDAQ Europe:ASOM) (Other OTC:AIOAF), the UK-based biopharmaceutical company, today announces that it has received approval for a voluntary de-listing from the Nasdaq Europe Market. The de-listing of Antisoma shares will be effective from the close of business on Wednesday 10 September 2003. The decision to de-list follows the announcement by Nasdaq Europe of its intention to close by the end of November 2003.
Benefits Partners Inc.
Benefits Partners Announces Sale of Certain Assets
ROSEVILLE, Calif., August 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Benefits Partners Inc. (BPI), headquartered in Roseville, California, today announced a change in its strategic focus and the sale of certain of its assets to Pacific Health Advantage, the nation's largest non-profit small business purchasing pool for health insurance.
maxxZone 10Q Delay Expected
LAS VEGAS, August 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Due to the unexpected extension of his stay in Southeast Asia, Roland Becker, CEO of maaxZone (OTCBB:MAXZ), announced: "The Company will not be able to file the second quarter report prior to August 20 2003. Consequently we may receive an `E' on our stock symbol indicating a late filing of the report. However, maxxZone.com Inc. expects to fulfill its filing requirements by the end of the August, 2003."
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Employee Selected to Lead Industry Quality Group
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- David Eagan, director of Production Quality for Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector, has been elected chairman of the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), an organization of senior quality managers from major aerospace companies in North, South and Central America.
Ahold to divest Golden Gallon in United States
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, August 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold (NYSE:AHO) today announced it has reached agreement to sell Golden Gallon, its fuel and merchandise convenience store operation in the southeastern United States, to The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTRY) for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is subject to antitrust approval and the satisfaction of other conditions and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2003.