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Centennial Bank Holdings, Inc. Announces New Stock Repurchase Program
DENVER, May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Centennial Bank Holdings (Nasdaq:CBHI) announced today that its Board of Directors authorized a new stock repurchase program. Under the new program, the company is authorized to repurchase up to 2,000,000 shares of the company's common stock over the next 12 months. The shares will be acquired from time to time either in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has 715,500 shares remaining under its previously authorized stock repurchase program. As of May 8, 2007, the company had 55,129,318 shares outstanding, including 1,729,925 shares of unvested stock awards.
Norsk Hydro: Annual General Meeting Approves Dividend of NOK 5.00 Per Share
OSLO, Norway, May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Annual General Meeting of Norsk Hydro ASA has today adopted the Board of Directors' proposal to distribute a dividend of NOK 5.00 per share. The dividend will be paid on 21 May 2007 to ordinary shareholders listed in the Norwegian Central Securities Depository as of 12 May. The shares, including the American Depository Receipts (ADR), will be traded ex-dividend from 9 May on all the stock exchanges where the Hydro share is listed.
Entegris Responds to Pall Suit
CHASKA, Minn., May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Entegris, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTG) sees no merit in a law suit filed by Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) late Friday, May, 4, 2007 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The suit alleges that certain Entegris point-of-use filtration products used in semiconductor manufacturing infringe a newly issued Pall patent as well as three older Pall patents.
U-Haul International, Inc.
Photo Release -- Hapgood Premises Dishes Up New Service With the Addition of U-Haul Truck and Trailer Rentals
ARNOLD'S COVE, Newfoundland, May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Derek and Ivan Hapgood, owners of Hapgood Premises, located at 228 Main Road, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to their family-owned business. Hapgood Premises, which opened for business in 2006 and is run by Derek Hapgood, not only boasts a convenience store, gas station and take-out food, but now also features U-Haul truck and trailer rentals as part of their mix.
Aquila and Great Plains Energy File Joint Proxy Statement for Proposed Merger Transaction
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) and Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) today filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a joint proxy statement relating to the proposed merger of Aquila and a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy. The joint proxy statement, which is contained in a Form S-4 registration statement filed by Great Plains Energy, will be used to solicit votes from Aquila's and Great Plains Energy's shareholders in favor of the proposed merger. Approval of the merger by the shareholders of both Aquila and Great Plains Energy is required to complete the merger.