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Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits
Popeyes(r) Chicken & Biscuits Recognizes Top Franchise and Supplier Performers at Annual Conference
ATLANTA, April 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Popeyes(r) Chicken & Biscuits, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Ticker: AFCE), announced its annual franchise and supplier awards at its worldwide conference held last month in New Orleans, the company's birthplace. The brand honored franchisees with two Gold Plate Awards, eight Silver Plate Awards and a Re-imaged Restaurant Award in recognition of their 2003 performances. Popeyes also awarded one Gold Plate Award to a company-owned restaurant, a Supplier of the Year Award, a Developer of the Year Award and a Distinguished Distributor Award.
CapSource Financial, Inc.
CapSource Financial, Inc. Announces Addition of Key Personnel in Its Mexican Subsidiaries
BOULDER, Colo., April 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CapSource Financial, Inc. (OTCBB:CPSO) announced it has filled two key positions in its Mexican subsidiaries. Mr. Alejandro Sanchez was hired as Chief Financial Officer of both REMEX and RESALTA, CapSources' operating subsidiaries located in Mexico City. Prior to joining CapSource, Mr. Sanchez was CFO of NCH Corporation a multinational corporation. Mr Sanchez has also worked for Banamex, Mexico's second largest bank. He is a certified public accountant, having earned a degree from National Politecnic Institute, as well as an advanced degree from IPADE, one of Mexico's prestigious business schools.
Nord Resources Corporation
Nord Resources Announces Financing
DRAGOON, Ariz., April 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nord Resources Corporation (Other OTC:NRDS) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Investor Resources Limited to help the Company raise, on a private placement basis, up to US$5 million in equity financing. The financing will be used to fund expenditures for the resumption of copper production at the Company's Johnson Camp mine and for general and working capital purposes.
BuyMusic.com Merges with Buy.com
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- BuyMusic.com(tm) today announced that it will be rebranded as BuyMusic at Buy.com. The integration of BuyMusic into Buy.com makes more music available for purchase than ever before - with over 400,000 songs starting as low as $0.79 and the Top 100 digital singles now for only $0.79 each. In addition to offering an increased selection of music, the integration enables customers to purchase electronics, DVDs, CDs, and music downloads in a single basket for added convenience.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Closed-End Funds (CHI, CHY) Announce Request for Shareholder Proposal Submissions
NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.: 128117108) and CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.: 12811P108) announced today that any shareholder proposal for consideration at the annual meeting of shareholders to be held on June 25, 2004 should be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Funds at their principal offices at 1111 East Warrenville Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1493, not later than April 26, 2004. Any such proposal shall be included in a written notice that includes the shareholder's name and address, the number of shares of the Fund(s) that the shareholder owns of record or beneficially, the dates on which those shares were acquired, and documentary support for a claim of beneficial ownership if the shares are registered in a different name. Timely submission of a proposal does not mean the proposal will be included in the proxy material sent to shareholders.
American Ammunition Inc.
American Ammunition Acquires State of the Art Computerized Laser Gauging Inspection Equipment
MIAMI , April 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- American Ammunition, Inc. (OTCBB:AAMI) announced today that it has acquired a totally automated 100% laser sorting quality control system. This laser technology -- precision narrow laser beam, multi-laser velocity gauge, split laser beam -- is used to accurately measure lengths, diameters and taper. The laser optic system with its narrow/split laser beam permits accurate proportions of small non-symmetric features. The multi-laser array also accurately measures variations in the velocity of the part while achieving precise lengths. This system measures external dimensions to print, ensuring out of tolerance parts are rejected. It also employs sophisticated image analysis software to detect variations/defects such as broken recesses, head cracks and defective tool cavity.