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National Corn Growers Association
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer to Speak At Commodity Classic
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Commodity Classic today announced that Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer will speak during the General Session on Friday, Feb. 29 in Nashville, Tenn. Commodity Classic is the combined convention and trade show of the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).
Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Announces Two New Board Members
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- On February 19, 2008, the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI) elected Paul D. Borja, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Flagstar Bank, Troy, Michigan, to fill the unexpired director term of Mark A. Hoppe, who had been elected by the Michigan shareholders to a term ending December 31, 2010. Mr. Hoppe became ineligible to serve as a director of the FHLBI when he ceased being an officer of a member institution.
TG Therapeutics, Inc.
Manhattan Pharmaceuticals to Voluntarily Withdraw Its American Stock Exchange Common Stock Listing
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX:MHA) today announced that it has formally notified the American Stock Exchange ("AMEX") that it intends to voluntarily delist its common stock from AMEX. The company expects that the delisting will become effective within the next 25 calendar days. The company had been notified by AMEX on December 3, 2007, that failure to regain compliance with AMEX's listing requirements by April 16, 2008, will likely result in AMEX's staff initiating delisting proceedings pursuant to Section 1009 of the AMEX Company Guide. As the company could not ensure that it would meet such listing requirements, and in order to close on the joint venture transaction it recently entered into with Nordic Biotech Advisors ApS (Nordic) for the development and commercialization of Hedrin, the company's novel, non-insecticide treatment for head lice, the company determined to delist its common stock from AMEX.
Independent Bank Corp.
Independent Bank Corp. First Quarter Earnings Press Release and Conference Call Announcement
ROCKLAND, Mass., Feb. 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Corp. (Nasdaq:INDB), parent of Rockland Trust Company, will release its first quarter earnings press release upon the close of business on Monday, May 5, 2008. It will host its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter results on Monday, May 5, 2008, at 4:30 PM 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: 416741#, which will be available until May 12, 2008 at 11:59 PM.
Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.
Aastrom Biosciences Intends to Seek Shareholder Approval to Grant Board Authority to Amend Restated Articles of Incorporation
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM), a leading regenerative medicine company, today announced that the Company intends to seek shareholder approval to authorize the Board of Directors to amend Aastrom's Restated Articles of Incorporation to execute a reverse split of the Company's issued and outstanding common stock if they determine it is in the best interests of Aastrom and its shareholders. The Board would be authorized to execute the reverse split at any time within four weeks after the date of shareholder approval, at any whole number ratio between one for five and one for fourteen, with the exact exchange ratio and timing of the reverse stock split (if at all) to be determined at the discretion of the Board.