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CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy Reports Annual Meeting Results
HOUSTON, May 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) announced that Donald R. Campbell, Milton Carroll (chairman), Michael E. Shannon and Peter S. Wareing were re-elected to the company's board of directors at its annual shareholder meeting today. Also continuing as directors are Derrill Cody, O. Holcombe Crosswell, Janiece M. Longoria, Thomas F. Madison, David M. McClanahan and Robert T. O'Connell. John T. Cater retired after 24 years of serving on the boards of CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies.
Nalco Commercializes EXTRA WHITE Brightness Technology for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry
NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Nalco Company (NYSE:NLC), the leading provider of integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications, today announced the commercialization of its new patent-pending EXTRA WHITE(tm) Brightness Technology to the global pulp and paper industry. This innovative, environmentally friendly technology enables papermakers to cost-effectively raise paper or pulp brightness and whiteness attributes. The technology enables papermakers to either lower production costs for current paper grades or to produce new paper grades not previously possible.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy to Present At Deutsche Bank 2007 Energy and Utilities Conference
HOUSTON, May 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:CNP) president and chief executive officer, David M. McClanahan, will present at the Deutsche Bank 2007 Energy and Utilities Conference, in Miami, FL on Thursday, May 31, 2007.
Telvent GIT S.A.
Telvent Announces Dividend Payment
MADRID, Spain, May 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Telvent GIT, S.A. (Nasdaq:TLVT), the Global RealTime IT Company, today announced that a cash dividend of EUR 0.30 per share recommended by the board of directors was approved at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting, held on May 24, 2007. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on June 8, 2007, and will be payable in U.S. dollars on June 20, 2007, at the official exchange rate set by the Spanish "Boletin Oficial del Estado" for May 24, 2007.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
The NASDAQ Stock Market Announces Open Short-Interest Positions in NASDAQ Stocks for May 2007
NEW YORK, May 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- As of mid-May, short interest in 2,752 NASDAQ Global Market(sm) securities totaled 8,205,105,350 shares compared with 7,819,110,519 shares in 2,756 Global Market issues for the month of April. The May short interest represents 3.94 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.17 days in April.
Mercantile Bank Corporation
Gerald R. Johnson, Jr. Announces Retirement From Mercantile Bank Corporation
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mercantile Bank Corporation (Nasdaq:MBWM) announced today the retirement of Gerald R. Johnson Jr. as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile Bank Corporation and Chairman of Mercantile Bank of Michigan. Also announced today was the appointment of Michael H. Price as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile Bank Corporation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile Bank of Michigan; in addition, Robert B. Kaminski was appointed to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mercantile Bank Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer of Mercantile Bank of Michigan. The changes go into effect on June 30, 2007.