The Pomerantz Firm Announces Class Periods and Deadlines for Securities Class Actions -- PNC, GX, BPUR

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP ( has filed the following class action suits on behalf of purchasers of the following securities for the following Class Periods:

 COMPANY                                         CLASS PERIOD

 PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.      May 15, 2001-January 28, 2002
  (NYSE:PNC)                        (Please respond by: April 2, 2002)

 Global Crossing, Ltd.                January 2, 2001-January 30, 2002
  (NYSE:GX)                         (Please respond by: April 5, 2002)

 Biopure Corporation                      May 8, 2001-December 6, 2001
  (Nasdaq:BPUR)                     (Please respond by: April 8, 2002)

If you purchased securities of any of the above companies during their respective Class Period and wish to discuss these actions or have any questions, please contact Andrew G. Tolan, Esq. of the Pomerantz firm at 888-476-6529 (or (888) 4-POMLAW), toll free, or at by e-mail. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address and telephone number.

More information on this and other class actions can be found on the Class Action Newsline at


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