Companies news of 2007-06-28 (page 1)

  • AVEVA Announces a New Leader for The AmericasRob Glasier promoted to Executive Vice...
  • LaserCard Corporation Announces $1.5 Million in Follow-On Orders for Optical Memory-Based...
  • Communications & Power Industries to Acquire Malibu Research Associates and, Separately,...
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. Receives $75,000 Comcast/NCLR Grant for Advocacy Work
  • UTC Names Margaret M. Smyth as Vice President, Controller
  • CSC Names Richard Ricks President, Global Outsourcing ServicesAppointment Part of New...
  • CSC Names Russ Owen President, Americas Commercial GroupAppointment Part of New Strategy...
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    AVEVA Announces a New Leader for The AmericasRob Glasier promoted to Executive Vice President and the Head of The Americas

    CAMBRIDGE, England, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AVEVA announced today that industry veteran Rob Glasier has been promoted to Executive Vice President effective July 2, 2007, and will serve as the Head of The Americas for AVEVA; where he will be responsible for all of AVEVA's software and services business across all the Process, Power, Marine and related industries in the Americas region.


    Headquartered in Houston, Texas, AVEVA's Americas' region provides sales, administration, training, and technical support services throughout the United States, Canada, and Central and South America. In addition to Houston, AVEVA also has a large facility in Wilmington, Delaware; corporate entities and offices in Canada and Mexico; and business partners and local offices throughout the rest of Latin America.

    Prior to this appointment, Rob has been responsible for AVEVA Americas' Marine business for the shipbuilding and offshore industry, as well as its asset and information lifecycle management business. Prior to AVEVA, Rob was Head of Business Development, and an Owner of RealityWave Inc., which was acquired by AVEVA, and whose technology is a component of AVEVA's NET Portal, VNET. Rob has extensive experience in sales, marketing, development, and senior management. He was with Intergraph Corporation for many years, running Intergraph's Process, Power, and Building Solutions (PDS) Division; Intergraph's Shipbuilding Division; the Information Management Systems Group; and the Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Division. Rob was also vice president of Corporate Marketing for Intergraph. Before joining Intergraph, Rob was Sales Manager, and then Product Manager for Unigraphics. He also worked at General Motors and Boeing, among other corporations. Rob holds a BSME (summa cum laude), and is a member of several trade and industry associations. He is past Chairman of the National Computer Graphics Association; and was inducted into the Computer Graphics Pioneers of SIGGRAPH, being considered one of the founders of the computer graphics industry.

    "I am excited and enthused about being chosen to lead AVEVA Americas at this dynamic time in our company and industry," said Glasier. "AVEVA has a product line second to none, the greatest company team members that I have worked with, a superb customer base, and we are serving the most dynamic and challenging industries the world has ever known."

    "We are really pleased to have Rob assume the leadership of AVEVA Americas," commented Richard Longdon, CEO of AVEVA Group plc. "Rob has a proven track record of success, and strong leadership capabilities that will be crucial for the continued growth of AVEVA in The Americas."

    About AVEVA Group plc

    AVEVA Group plc is one of the world's foremost and fastest-growing lifecycle engineering IT solutions and services providers to the oil and gas, paper and pulp, power, chemical, pharmaceutical and shipbuilding industries. The Group reported pre-tax profits for the year ended March 2007 of GBP 24.7 million on revenues of GBP 94.9 million. The Group has grown consistently since 1967 on the strength of pioneering engineering technology that protects the information assets of its customers from the volatile nature of the IT industry.

    Headquartered in Cambridge, England, AVEVA Group plc and its operating subsidiaries currently employ more than 600 staff worldwide with offices in England, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea and the USA.

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    CONTACT: Joseph Krol of AVEVA, +1-713-977-1225,,
    or Becky Stevens of Virtual Marketing LLC, +1-713-444-6860,

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    LaserCard Corporation Announces $1.5 Million in Follow-On Orders for Optical Memory-Based National ID Card Project

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LaserCard Corporation , a leading supplier of secure ID credentials used in biometric identification, today announced receipt of $1.5 million in purchase orders for the LaserCard(R) Optical/Smart(TM)-based national ID card project in a Middle Eastern country.

    One purchase order, valued at approximately $0.9 million, is for the supply of secure national ID cards under a previously announced subcontract. This follows orders previously delivered bringing the total value received under this subcontract to more than $6 million. Delivery under the current order occurred in June.

    In addition the Company has begun shipments against a purchase order, valued at approximately $570,000, for secure optical card encoders for this program. "We believe that these encoders will effectively double the national card issuance infrastructure, building upon the initial sites implemented by us during the last 12 months," said Uwe Ludwig, Director of Sales, EMEA of LaserCard Corporation. Deliveries began in the current quarter ending June 30, 2007.

    About LaserCard Corporation

    LaserCard Corporation, a leader in secure ID solutions, manufactures and markets LaserCard(R) optical memory cards, LaserPASS(TM) Optical/RFID cards and chip-ready Optical/Smart(TM) cards, all featuring Optical IDLock(TM) technology, and other advanced-technology secure identification cards. The Company's secure ID cards are used in countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Italy, India and the Middle East for demanding requirements such as border security, immigration and national identification. In addition, the Company provides optical card read/write drives, optical card system software, card-related ID subsystems and card issuance enabling services. The Company operates a wholly-owned German subsidiary, Challenge Card Design Plastikkarten GmbH, which manufactures specialty cards, and markets cards, system solutions, and card personalization printers under the CCD and Cards & More brands.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    All statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance or events. Rather, they are based on current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions, and goals and objectives and are subject to uncertainties that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results may differ materially from the statements made. Often such statements can be identified by their use of words such as may, will, intends, plans, believes, anticipates, visualizes, expects, and estimates. Examples of forward-looking statements in this release include our anticipation that our customer will install the $570,000 of encoders to be delivered and thereby double its card issuance capacity. These forward-looking statements are based upon our assumptions about and assessment of the future, which may or may not prove true, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to whether there are changes in the program scope or other delays in the program that prevent installation of the encoders as well as the risk factors detailed in the Company's Form 8-K, 10-K, and 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Due to these and other risks, future actual results could differ materially from the Company's expectations. These forward-looking statements speak only as to the date of this release, and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release updates or revisions to these statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    LaserCard Corporation

    CONTACT: Steven G. Larson, VP Finance of LaserCard Corporation,

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    Communications & Power Industries to Acquire Malibu Research Associates and, Separately, to Refinance DebtAcquisition will enhance company's defense and communications business addressing current and new customers, while debt refinancing will reduce company's interest expense, strengthen its financial position and increase its flexibility

    PALO ALTO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Communications & Power Industries, Inc. (CPI), a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Malibu Research Associates, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and integration of advanced antenna systems for radar, radar simulators and telemetry systems, as well as for strategically vital data links used in ground, airborne, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and shipboard systems. Malibu Research Associates' customers include major aerospace and defense contractors and government agencies.


    Separately, CPI is looking to refinance its existing debt. CPI has entered into discussions regarding a new senior credit facility, the proceeds of which would be used to repay a portion of its existing debt. The company estimates the annual interest savings for the twelve months following the refinancing would be approximately $2.0 million. CPI is a subsidiary of CPI International, Inc. .

    Acquisition of Malibu Research Associates

    CPI has agreed to acquire all outstanding common stock of the privately held Malibu Research Associates for approximately $22.0 million in cash. In addition, CPI has agreed to make additional earnout payments of up to $15.0 million, which are primarily contingent upon the achievement of certain financial objectives over the three years following the acquisition. CPI intends to finance the acquisition principally using cash on hand. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of August.

    Excluding the impact of purchase accounting, the acquisition is expected to be slightly accretive in fiscal 2008. The acquisition is expected to be increasingly accretive in fiscal 2009 and beyond. Including the impact of purchase accounting, the acquisition is expected to be slightly dilutive to CPI's net income in fiscal 2008.

    "Malibu Research Associates is considered a technical leader in its field. It delivers innovative, high-technology products and services to the microwave industry, providing high-quality products and systems for radar, telemetry, electronic warfare and communications applications. The exceptional performance of Malibu Research Associates' cutting-edge products and the strategic fit it has with CPI's existing customers, markets and distribution channels, combined with its exemplary focus on customer support, make it an excellent strategic partner for CPI," said Joe Caldarelli, chief executive officer of CPI. "Malibu Research Associates is known for its considerable technical prowess and its products' ability to meet stringent performance and physical configuration requirements, and we look forward to continuing these traditions at CPI. With this acquisition, we will expand CPI's product offering in our radar, electronic warfare and communications markets to both new and existing customers."

    "Our complementary products and markets, as well as CPI's ability to help us design and manufacture significant quantities of our industry-leading products at increasing rates, and to distribute these products through CPI's extensive worldwide sales and marketing presence, make the collaboration between Malibu Research Associates and CPI a win-win situation for both of our organizations and for our respective customers," said Dan Gonzalez, president of Malibu Research Associates. "As part of the larger CPI organization, we look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the technologically advanced products for which we are known." Gonzalez, Joel Walker and Frances Bohn, the principals of Malibu Research Associates, will remain in key roles with the organization after the acquisition.

    Malibu Research Associates, which has approximately 90 employees, will be operated as an independent division of CPI based in Camarillo, Calif. The division manager will report to Bob Fickett, president and chief operating officer of CPI. CPI expects to strengthen Malibu Research Associates' technical, operations and support functions after the acquisition. In its fiscal 2006, Malibu Research Associates generated approximately $18.0 million in revenue. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

    Malibu Research Associates' current programs include advanced antenna solutions for the airborne and ground nodes of the tactical common data link (TCDL) network for various platforms, including UAVs. TCDL is a high-bandwidth digital data link that transmits and receives real-time command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data between manned and unmanned airborne platforms and their associated ground-based and ship-based terminals.

    Debt Refinancing

    Separately but concurrently, in order to reduce its overall interest expense, CPI is seeking to take advantage of market conditions to refinance its existing debt. CPI has entered into discussions regarding a new senior credit facility that would include $100 million of term loans and a new $40.0 million to $60.0 million revolving credit facility, with the flexibility to borrow up to an additional $100 million of term loans, subject to certain conditions. CPI would use the proceeds of this new senior credit facility to repay its current senior credit facilities and retire or repurchase approximately $58.0 million of CPI International's outstanding floating rate senior notes. CPI International issued $80.0 million in floating rate senior notes in February 2005, which incur interest equal to the six-month LIBOR plus 5.75 percent.

    CPI estimates the annual interest savings for the twelve months following the refinancing would be approximately $2.0 million. The refinancing is expected to be completed by August 2007, contingent upon certain conditions, including market conditions, documentation and other customary closing conditions, at which time the company expects to incur approximately $5.0 million in one-time, non-cash costs associated with the write-off of deferred debt issue costs and approximately $2.0 million in redemption premiums and other expenses associated with retiring or repurchasing approximately $58.0 million of CPI International's outstanding floating rate senior notes. There can be no assurance that the refinancing will be consummated.

    CPI also has $125 million in eight percent senior subordinated notes, which are not included in this refinancing and will be left outstanding.

    About CPI International, Inc.

    CPI International, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries, Inc., a leading provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense, communications, medical, scientific and other applications. Communications & Power Industries, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products used to generate, amplify and transmit high-power/high-frequency microwave and radio frequency signals and/or provide power and control for various applications. End-use applications of these systems include the transmission of radar signals for navigation and location; transmission of deception signals for electronic countermeasures; transmission and amplification of voice, data and video signals for broadcasting, Internet and other types of communications; providing power and control for medical diagnostic imaging; and generating microwave energy for radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer and for various industrial and scientific applications.

    Certain statements included above constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; U.S. government contracts laws and regulations; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; inability to obtain raw materials and components; and currency fluctuations. These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations.

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    Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. Receives $75,000 Comcast/NCLR Grant for Advocacy Work

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) today announced a $75,000 capacity-building grant to Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a Philadelphia nonprofit organization, for its advocacy work on behalf of the Latino community of Pennsylvania. Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is one of eight community-based organizations -- chosen from NCLR's Affiliate Network of nearly 300 organizations throughout the nation -- to be recognized with a NCLR/Comcast grant.

    The grant announcement came on the heels of Philadelphia Safe and Sound's 2007 Report Card regarding The Well-Being of Children and Youth in Philadelphia, which was released by Mayor John Street last week. The category of "Children and Youth Live in Safe and Supportive Communities and Environments" received the lowest possible rating. During a press event held Thursday, Congreso outlined the important work they plan to undertake with the advocacy grant to address issues raised in the report, such as violence and poverty.

    "This grant is not only good for our community, it's good for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, and we're so pleased to be recognized by Comcast and NCLR," said Nicholas Torres, President of Congreso. "Although the report highlighted areas that need improvement, local community groups, such as Congreso, are working with corporate partners, such as Comcast, national groups such as NCLR and state and city initiatives to give Latino youth the skills and confidence they need to serve as catalysts within their own communities."

    "This grant, in partnership with NCLR, is an excellent example of Comcast's ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for the Hispanic community in Philadelphia," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President and Co-Chair of The Comcast Foundation. "Congreso is a vital organization to the well-being of our community and is very deserving of this capacity-building grant."

    As part of the grant announcement, Congreso officially introduced a new Children and Youth Services program, the Youth Advocacy Council, which will receive financial support from the Comcast and NCLR grant. Congreso's advocacy work is focused on building coalitions and increasing Latino participation on major issues that affect the community, from education to economic opportunities and health. The NCLR/Comcast grant will allow Congreso to expand its advocacy work, through educating and mobilizing the community, providing advocacy training and working to strengthen community coalitions.

    "Congreso, and the young leaders participating in the Youth Advocacy Council, are an essential and visible part of the Hispanic community here in Philadelphia and throughout the state," said City Councilman Juan Ramos. "Thanks to this grant, the Youth Advocacy Council will have the ability to expand leadership development and increase outreach and civic engagement."

    NCLR/Comcast capacity-building grants were awarded in the categories of community development, education, health, workforce development and advocacy. One grant was also given in the "Next Generation" category to recognize young or newly established organizations in communities that have experienced the emergence of new Latino populations. The other awardees include: Association House of Chicago, IL; Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation, Denver, CO; Latino Memphis, Inc., Memphis, TN; Mujeres Latinas en Accion, Chicago, IL; Spanish American Civic Association, Lancaster, PA; Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Union City, CA; and Youth Development, Inc. and Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque, NM, who submitted a joint proposal.

    "The NCLR/Comcast grant will allow these NCLR Affiliates to expand the important work they do in their communities to help advance opportunities for all Latinos," said Janet Murguia, NCLR President and CEO. "We commend Comcast for its continued support of community-based organizations that strengthen and serve the Latino community."

    Supporting NCLR and its Affiliate Network further exemplifies one of Comcast's key diversity initiatives to create opportunities for the Hispanic community. Comcast's commitment to diversity is focused on four key areas: attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier group, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming and pledging significant community investments.

    About Congreso de Latinos Unidos

    Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. (Congreso) is a community-based nonprofit organization located in Philadelphia, Pa., whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development; and advocacy. Since Congreso's inception in 1977, Congreso has evolved with the community and expanded into a multi-service organization that offers a comprehensive delivery of services through more than sixty-five programs. Congreso served more than 25,000 individuals in fiscal year 2006 with direct services through four programmatic divisions: Neighborhood and Family Development; Children and Youth Services; Workforce Development Services; and Health Promotion and Wellness. The agency currently employs over 250 bilingual and multicultural employees.

    About NCLR

    The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) -- the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States -- works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs), NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas -- assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.

    Founded in 1968, NCLR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCLR serves all Hispanic subgroups in all regions of the country and has operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    About Comcast Corporation

    Comcast Corporation ( is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 12.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 3.0 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

    Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

    About The Comcast Foundation

    The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 and is the company's chief source of charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs that work to create a positive, sustainable impact within our communities in the areas of volunteerism, literacy, and youth leadership development. Since its inception, The Comcast Foundation has donated more than $30 million to organizations in the communities where Comcast serves. More information about The Foundation and its programs is available at under "In the Community."

    Comcast Corporation

    CONTACT: Kristin Shipler of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.,
    +1-215-908-0602; or Brooke Manbeck of Comcast, +1-215-286-5092

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    UTC Names Margaret M. Smyth as Vice President, Controller

    HARTFORD, Conn., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Margaret M. Smyth today was named Vice President, Controller, for United Technologies Corp. , effective August 15. She will report to Gregory J. Hayes, Vice President, Accounting & Finance.

    Smyth, 43, has been Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for 3M Co. since 2005. She joined 3M after working for several years as a senior partner in technology, media and telecommunications for Deloitte & Touche in New York City. Earlier in her career, Smyth rose to the post of audit partner at Arthur Andersen in New York City.

    "Peggy brings impressive talent and experience to the position of Controller and we look forward to her leadership in this important role," Hayes said.

    Smyth holds a Master of Science degree in accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Fordham University. Both degrees were awarded summa cum laude.

    United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.

    Contact: John Moran

    (860) 728-7062

    United Technologies Corp.

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    CSC Names Richard Ricks President, Global Outsourcing ServicesAppointment Part of New Strategy to Improve Service, Accelerate Growth

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of the company's comprehensive new growth strategy, called Project Accelerate, Computer Sciences Corporation today announced that it is realigning the company's resources to strengthen its commercial outsourcing business. Under this strategy, CSC will continue to enhance its large-scale outsourcing solutions offerings while expanding midsize services delivery to customers globally.

    Effective July 2, Richard Ricks, 47, formerly head of CSC's Global Infrastructure Services business unit, will assume worldwide responsibility for outsourcing services as President, Global Outsourcing Services. This organization will integrate end-to-end account management and service delivery, ensuring that CSC's clients receive consistent, seamless service provision across their enterprise regionally and globally. Ricks will be responsible for execution of the company's global outsourcing strategy, including outsourcing solutions definition, management and delivery.

    "This appointment is an important step in enabling the company to meet its future growth targets," said CSC President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Laphen. "CSC is a leader in the commercial outsourcing market and these changes will enable us to strengthen our capability and service delivery. This realignment follows a comprehensive analysis of the market and subsequent launch of our new corporate strategy, Project Accelerate, which will allow us to better serve clients, accelerate growth and improve shareholder value."

    Ricks will report to Laphen.

    Prior to his tenure as president of CSC's Global Infrastructure Services group, Richard Ricks was group president, CSC's Americas Business Development, and was responsible for leading CSC's pursuit of opportunities for outsourcing, systems integration and consulting to Fortune 1,000 enterprises. He joined CSC in 2003 from Nortel, where he served as chief information officer.

    About CSC

    Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

    With approximately 79,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2007. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

    Computer Sciences Corporation

    CONTACT: Mike Dickerson, Director, Media Relations, +1-310-615-1647,, or Bill Lackey, Director, Investor Relations,
    +1-310-615-1700,, both of Computer Sciences Corporation

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    CSC Names Russ Owen President, Americas Commercial GroupAppointment Part of New Strategy to Improve Service, Accelerate Growth

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a move to better serve clients and align its organization with the company's comprehensive new strategy for growth, Computer Sciences Corporation today announced that it is establishing the Americas Commercial Group. The new organization will drive the development and delivery of industry-specific consulting and business solutions combining CSC's technology capabilities, intellectual property portfolio and strong industry expertise to meet clients' business needs.

    Russ Owen, 50, previously a group president and managing director of the BAE Systems global account within CSC's European Group, has been named President, Americas Commercial Group, effective immediately. In this role, Owen's responsibilities will include the development and launch of strategic business solutions and the sales and marketing of all commercial consulting and outsourcing services in the Americas. His organization will help drive growth across all lines of business and bring a more unified approach to serving commercial customers throughout the Americas.

    "The consolidation of executive responsibility for commercial services in the Americas is a vital step towards enabling CSC to meet its future growth targets," said CSC President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Laphen. "This realignment supports CSC's new corporate strategy, Project Accelerate, which will enable us to strengthen our focus on business outcomes for clients, accelerate growth and improve shareholder value."

    Owen will report to Laphen.

    Prior to his tenure as president and managing director of the BAE Systems Global account, Russ Owen was president of CSC's Global Infrastructure Services group. He has also held positions as president of the Chemical Group and account executive for the DuPont account; vice president, account executive for CNA Insurance; vice president, account executive for Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems; vice president of operations for the United Kingdom division and vice president and director of the British Aerospace account; and director of computer services at Technology Management Group's Western center. Before joining CSC in 1992, he was an engineering director with General Dynamics. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.

    About CSC

    Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

    With approximately 79,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2007. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

    Computer Sciences Corporation

    CONTACT: Mike Dickerson, Director, Media Relations, Corporate,
    +1-310-615-1767,, or Bill Lackey, Director, Investor
    Relations, Corporate, +1-310-615-1700,, both of Computer
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    Manatron Announces Fiscal 2007 Fourth Quarter & Full-Year ResultsHighlights: - Net revenue growth of 15.1% for the full year - Software license fees for FY 07 increased by nearly 100% to $5.3 million vs. FY 06 - Gross margin grew to 53% for the quarter compared to 31% for FY 06 - Operating income was $1.2 million for FY 07, a positive swing of over $8 million compared to the operating loss of $6.9 million for FY 06 - Cash and short-term investments increased $3.4 million to $7.6 million at year-end after paying down acquisition related debt of nearly $3 million and repurchasing $490,000 of Manatron stock during FY 07 - New GRM(R) contracts totaling $5.8 million were signed during the fourth quarter

    KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Manatron, Inc. the nation's leading provider of property tax solutions for state and local governments, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2007, which ended on April 30, 2007. For the fourth quarter, the Company reported net revenues of $10.1 million, a slight increase over the net revenues of $9.9 million that were recognized in the prior year fourth quarter. This marked the fourth consecutive quarter in which revenues exceeded $10 million. The Company's gross margin grew to $5.4 million, or 53.1 percent of net revenues in the fourth quarter, compared to $3.1 million or 31.4 percent of net revenues for the same period in fiscal 2006. Operating income improved to $311,000 for the quarter, a positive swing of $2.6 million versus the operating loss of $2.3 million that was reported for fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net income after taxes was $328,000, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.6 million or $(0.33) per diluted share for the three months ended April 30, 2006.

    For the full year, the Company reported net revenues of $41.8 million, which is a 15.1 percent increase over the net revenues of $36.3 million that were posted in fiscal 2006. Gross margin improved to $20.4 million, or 48.9 percent of net revenues, compared to $11.1 million, or 30.6 percent of net revenues in the prior year. Operating income improved to $1.2 million for the year, representing a positive swing of $8.1 million over the operating loss of $6.9 million that was reported last year. Net income was $946,000 or $0.19 per diluted share for the year ended April 30, 2007 compared to a net loss of $4.3 million or $(0.97) per diluted share for fiscal 2006.

    "Our financial performance during every quarter of fiscal 2007 showed marked improvement over the prior year," said Paul Sylvester, Manatron's Chief Executive Officer. "While much of this was due to a reduction in our payroll cost as a result of the restructuring we initiated a little over a year ago, the ASIX acquisition, further penetration of our GRM(R) software in the market and solid momentum in Ohio were major contributors to our progress in fiscal 2007. We have clearly moved forward toward our goal of positioning Manatron as the nation's leading provider of property tax solutions."

    "Our turn-key GRM(R) suite of software, built on Microsoft's .Net platform, continues to gain market acceptance as a standard for excellence and is benefitting from a more substantial and vocal list of reference accounts," added Bill McKinzie, Manatron's President and Chief Operating Officer. "In the last two fiscal years, we have announced over $15 million of new GRM(R) business in Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina and Tennessee. GRM(R) is scheduled to go live in six new states during fiscal 2008, which will significantly increase the number of satisfied clients using our new software and better equip us to enter new markets and expand our share of existing markets in the years ahead."

    Backlog for software license fees and services at the end of the fourth quarter was $21 million compared to $23 million at April 30, 2006. The Company reported that this number is exclusive of recurring revenue from software maintenance, hardware maintenance, e-government subscriptions, and printing and processing contracts, which currently approximates $21.7 million on an annualized basis.

    "Our backlog is lower than the prior year primarily because of a decrease in our appraisal service contracts and backlog during the past year," Mr. Sylvester continued. "We did meet our sales plan for fiscal 2007, signing $20.6 million of new contracts, which was an 8.5 percent increase over the $19.0 million that we signed in fiscal 2006. Over $5 million of the current year backlog amount relates to our recently announced GRM(R) contracts with Sedgwick County, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas and Beaufort County, South Carolina. As a result, we expect to continue our current momentum in fiscal 2008."

    The Company finished the year with working capital of $5.1 million, $7.6 million in cash and short-term investments and no bank debt. Shareholders' equity was $24.5 million compared to $23.0 million as of April 30, 2006. Manatron also made payments of approximately $3 million on its seller-financed notes payable associated with previous acquisitions leaving a $2.2 million balance due at year end. The Company also repurchased 61,000 shares of its common stock totaling $490,000 for the year.

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    Management will discuss the results in a conference call, scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, June 28, 2007. Anyone interested in participating should call 888-694-4641 if calling within the United States or 973-582-2734 if calling internationally. There will be a playback available until July 5, 2007. To listen to the playback, please call 877-519-4471 if calling within the United States or 973-341-3080 if calling internationally. Please use pin number 8937213 for the replay. This call is being web cast by ViaVid Broadcasting and can be accessed at Manatron's website at The web cast may also be accessed at ViaVid's website at The web cast can be accessed until July 28, 2007 on either site. To access the web cast, you will need to have the Windows Media Player on your desktop. For the free download of the Media Player please visit:

    About Manatron, Inc.: Manatron is focused on providing software and services to enable state and local governments in North America to completely, fairly and efficiently assess real and personal property, and to bill and collect the related property taxes in their jurisdictions. The Company's software manages the entire property life cycle, which includes deed recording, land records, GIS (Geographic Information System) integration, valuation, assessment administration, personal property, business licenses, cashiering, tax billing and collection, delinquents and tax sales, and e- government. Manatron's revenues are primarily generated from software license fees, software maintenance fees, professional services, and sales of hardware and supplies. Professional services consist of data conversions, installation, training, project management, hardware maintenance, forms processing and printing, consulting and appraisal services. Manatron is headquartered in Portage, Michigan and has offices in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Manatron currently serves approximately 1,300 customers in 30 states and two Canadian territories. More information about Manatron, Inc. is available at the Company's site on the World Wide Web at

    About GRM(R): GRM(R) is Manatron's fully integrated property management suite of software designed to manage and support the entire property life cycle, which includes deed recording, land records, GIS (Geographic Information System) integration, valuation, assessment administration, personal property, business licenses, cashiering, tax billing and collection, delinquents and tax sales, and e-government. Manatron GRM automates the operational, information and planning needs for Assessors, Auditors, Treasurers, Tax Collectors, Recorders and other state and local governmental officials so that they can completely, fairly and efficiently assess real and personal property and bill and collect the related property taxes in their jurisdictions. More information on this product is available at

    Safe Harbor Statement: The information provided in this news release may include forward-looking statements relating to future events, such as the development of new products, the commencement of production, or the future financial performance of the Company. Actual results may differ from such projections and are subject to certain risks including, without limitation, risks arising from: changes in the rate of growth of the local government market, increased competition in the industry, delays in developing and commercializing new products, adequacy of financing and other factors described in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be reviewed at

    MANATRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS April 30, April 30, 2007 2006 (Audited) (Audited) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and equivalents $7,057,403 $3,714,685 Short-term investments 495,146 495,146 Accounts receivable, net 5,498,816 7,556,313 Income tax receivable 346,075 2,062,248 Revenues earned in excess of billings on long-term contracts 4,813,083 6,151,346 Unbilled retainages on long-term contracts 745,409 1,105,320 Notes receivable 256,874 450,565 Inventories 86,059 146,800 Deferred tax assets 1,002,412 1,273,651 Other current assets 387,312 485,525 Total current assets 20,688,589 23,441,599 NET PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT 2,264,969 2,618,588 OTHER ASSETS: Notes receivable, less current portions 98,770 272,261 Computer software development costs, net of 3,699,498 2,610,216 accumulated amortization Goodwill 12,022,385 12,022,385 Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization 2,240,763 3,202,935 Other, net 318,678 253,980 Total other assets 18,380,094 18,361,777 Total assets $41,333,652 $44,421,964 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable $676,435 $898,301 Current portion of notes payable 1,500,000 2,700,000 Billings in excess of revenues earned on long-term contracts 1,198,357 3,373,271 Billings for future services 9,275,681 8,369,114 Accrued liabilities 2,926,399 3,419,286 Total current liabilities 15,576,872 18,759,972 DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 587,000 284,963 LONG-TERM PORTION OF NOTES PAYABLE 653,193 2,334,228 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY: Common stock 17,066,189 16,538,483 Retained earnings 7,450,398 6,504,318 Total shareholders' equity 24,516,587 23,042,801 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $41,333,652 $44,421,964 MANATRON, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS Three Months Ended Year Ended April 30, April 30, (Unaudited) (Audited) 2007 2006 2007 2006 NET REVENUES $10,080,141 $9,909,583 $41,795,564 $36,324,396 COST OF REVENUES 4,728,732 6,795,931 21,366,969 25,194,840 Gross profit 5,351,409 3,113,652 20,428,595 11,129,556 SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 5,040,696 4,853,308 19,217,163 17,491,957 RESTRUCTURING CHARGE -- (532,421) -- (532,421) Income (loss) from operations 310,713 (2,272,077) 1,211,432 (6,894,822) OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET 95,338 (29,170) 185,439 177,908 Income (loss) before provision (credit) for 406,051 (2,301,247) 1,396,871 (6,716,914) income taxes PROVISION (CREDIT) FOR INCOME TAXES 78,191 (722,815) 450,791 (2,400,255) NET INCOME (LOSS) $327,860 $(1,578,432) $946,080 $(4,316,659) BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE $.07 $(.33) $.19 $(.97) DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE $.06 $(.33) $.19 $(.97) BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 4,899,412 4,808,776 4,896,086 4,463,838 DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 5,162,094 4,808,776 5,005,747 4,463,838

    Manatron, Inc.

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    XM and Infiniti Will Offer 3-Year XM Radio and XM NavTraffic Service to 2008 Infiniti QX56 BuyersXM Radio and XM NavTraffic now standard, factory-equipped features on Infiniti QX56

    WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM , the nation's leading provider of satellite radio, today announced that for a limited time Infiniti will be offering consumers three years of complimentary XM Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic service on the redesigned 2008 Infiniti QX56. All 2008 Infiniti QX56 models come with standard XM Satellite Radio and the Infiniti Navigation System, featuring XM NavTraffic, XM's real-time traffic information service.

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    Beginning with the 2008 model year, XM will be the exclusive satellite radio provider to Infiniti, and every Infiniti model will make available XM Radio as a standard, factory-equipped feature.

    "Offering three years of complimentary service to XM Radio and XM NavTraffic on the 2008 Infiniti QX56 demonstrates Infiniti's commitment to providing the best technology for everyone. QX56 buyers can now immediately begin to experience the variety of more than 170 channels of music, sports, news, talk and entertainment, along with the power of live, real time traffic data," said Steve Cook, executive vice president, automotive, XM Satellite Radio.

    In support of the launch for the three-year service offer, Infiniti has developed an integrated marketing program that includes television, print, online and billboard advertising.

    XM NavTraffic

    Now available in 50 major U.S. markets, XM NavTraffic feeds data on incidents, such as accidents and road construction, directly to a vehicle's GPS navigation system via XM's satellite pipeline. The driver is alerted to these incidents through the navigation screen, allowing him or her to route around a jam before getting caught in traffic. Where available, the complimentary three-year subscription to XM NavTraffic provides real-time traffic information by using red, yellow and green colors codes to indicate high, medium and low congestion levels. Drivers can also set the red routes to flash on the screen to alert the driver to high congestion areas.

    In addition to the QX56, XM NavTraffic is available on the 2007 Infiniti G35 sedan (and will be available on the all new 2008 G37 Coupe coming in August) as part of the Navigation package. Both also will feature XM Radio.

    About XM

    XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 8 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2007 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.

    XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2007. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit .

    Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-7-07. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.

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    New Moovement Taking Hold in AmericaA&W(R) Restaurants Call for Americans to Take a Stand and Support 100% U.S. Beef

    NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new Moovement in America - and it's happening right now as Americans get ready to celebrate the country's July 4 birthday.

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    Called "Moove to American," A&W(R) Restaurants, Inc. is campaigning for Americans to celebrate and show support for U.S. Beef.

    The campaign launches today and is being led by 35 cows that will travel by barge across the New York Harbor to visit the quintessential symbol of America -- The Statute of Liberty. The campaign is sponsored by A&W(R). A&W(R) All American Food(R) is known for its signature burger, the Papa Burger(R), along with its great tasting A&W Root Beer(R) floats.

    "We're 'All American' and proud of it," said Tim Matis, Director of Marketing for A&W Restaurants, Inc. "We're giving Americans a chance to celebrate, speak up and support products of the U.S.A. and the great tasting 100 percent U.S. beef Papa Burger we serve in our restaurants everyday," he said.

    Join the Moovement - Sign Online Petition

    A campaign web site -- -- has been established with a special petition Americans can sign to show their support of 100 percent U.S. beef. The petition will be online for signing from June 28 through July 31. A&W will deliver the petition to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association as a show of support for U.S. beef.

    Chance to Create Original A&W(R) Burger

    As part of the campaign, A&W is asking Americans to submit why they want the opportunity to create their own A&W burger at A&W will review the submissions and select the winning entry based on creativity and passion. The winner may travel to A&W headquarters to work with the food innovation team to create their own original A&W burger for a chance to be served in A&W Restaurants; as well as a year supply of A&W's Papa Burger(R) made with 100 percent U.S. beef.

    Why "Moove to American"

    "Products of the U.S.A. are a badge of honor," Matis said. "Especially this time of year, we encourage Americans to celebrate our country and move to 100 percent U.S. beef."

    About A&W(R)

    The A&W(R) brand was founded in 1919, and A&W(R) All American Food(R) Restaurants are famous for serving their signature frosty mugs of A&W root beer, floats and 100% U.S. Beef hamburgers and hot dogs. There are approximately 400 A&W(R) All American Food(R) restaurants in the U.S., over 240 outlets outside the U.S. in 10 countries, and 640 additional points of distribution at Yum! Brands multigrain restaurants. A&W Restaurants, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. , Louisville, Ky.

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    Spare Backup, Inc. Announces Agreement to Expand its Storage and Backup Service to Currys, One of The UK'S Largest Electrical Retailer and a Leading Brand Of DSG international plc

    PALM DESERT, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spare Backup, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SPBU) announced today that it has further expanded its relationships with DSG international plc, by now offering its secure data protection solution through Currys, United Kingdom's leading electrical retailer. Currys currently maintains over 550 stores throughout the UK. The Spare Backup service will launch within the month of July 2007 and will be supported by in store and direct marketing campaigns.

    Currys is a leading player within the UK photographic market and with the growing need for safe and secure storage of digital media, it is anticipated that many of Currys customers will find the Spare Backup service of great solution and also a great value.

    Commenting on the announcement, Cery Perle, President and CEO of Spare Backup, Inc. stated, "The use of digital cameras has grown exponentially and the need for storage of the digital images has created a distinct requirement for our secure data solution. Once again we find another large market opportunity where the need for a simple easy to use backup service is appropriately aligned. We expect that our relationship with Currys, for the digital camera image opportunity, along with traditional computer sales will prove to be a significant opportunity for Spare Backup and to an appropriate solution for DSGI, within the camera and PC market."

    Perle added, "Spare Backup is continuing to gain market share in the storage of critical information. Whether it is in the form of data or images, our positive reputation continues to grow within the industry. Our list of world class partners includes top ranked organizations that understand the value of date protection. We are cognizant of the competitive environment and, consequently, will continue to establish meaningful strategic relationships with the information leaders."

    About Spare Backup, Inc.

    Spare Backup, Inc. specializes in helping consumers, small office/home office users, and small to mid-sized businesses protect their computer data quickly, automatically and cost-effectively. The company's flagship Spare Backup product is the first totally automated online backup service that intelligently selects, secures and stores files without any user intervention, automatically backing up documents, email, music, photos and other PC files on a nightly basis or according to the schedule of the user's choice. The company is headquartered in Palm Desert, Calif.

    About Currys -- Currys is Britain's biggest electrical retailer with a network of some 550 stores nationwide. -- Currys has over 3,000 product lines from the world's leading manufacturers offering the UK's widest range of home electricals from domestic appliances and home entertainment technology to audio and visual equipment and PCs. -- Products are available in-store and online at -- Currys offers customers a "hassle free" shopping experience with the convenience of seven-day delivery and installation services and comprehensive after-sales support, including 24-hour helplines and a national team of engineers. -- Currys customers have the option of a comprehensive product support service, whateverhappens(TM) which offers fast and convenient repairs and technical support -- Safe Harbor Statement: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking information made on the company's behalf. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address the company's expectations of sources of capital or which express the company's expectation for the future with respect to financial performance or operating strategies can be identified as forward-looking statements. Such statements made by the company are based on knowledge of the environment in which it operates, but because of the factors previously listed, as well as other factors beyond the control of the company, actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement.

    Spare Backup, Inc.

    CONTACT: Robert Schatz of Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC,
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    Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Four New Application Infrastructure Magic Quadrants

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meeting the middleware needs of more than 35,000 customers, Oracle today announced that Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of four new Gartner Magic Quadrants tracking the Application Infrastructure Market. The Magic Quadrants cover: Application Infrastructure; Application Infrastructure for New Service-Oriented Business Application Projects; Application Infrastructure for Composite-Application Projects; and Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects.


    In the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, Gartner states, "Gartner has defined a new market for application infrastructure that reflects the convergence and overlap of many of the products available to support application development, deployment and execution." Moreover, "Application Infrastructure includes the majority of runtime middleware, as well as application development and management tools that support the new generation of application styles based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), event-driven architecture and business process management (BPM) technology."(1)

    "Oracle Fusion Middleware is a highly-integrated and comprehensive family of products and as a result, it is increasingly serving as the foundation for organizations' service-oriented integrations," said Thomas Kurian, Oracle Senior Vice President, Server Technologies. "We believe that Oracle's position in the Leaders Quadrant for Gartner's four Magic Quadrants for Application Infrastructure demonstrates Oracle Fusion Middleware's ability to provide best-in-class capabilities for a wide range of integration projects while delivering tangible benefits."

    Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Application Infrastructure

    Gartner states, "Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, 2Q07, analyzes the total application infrastructure market and the relevance of suppliers whose products might be used in a variety of project types." Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, Oracle delivers a comprehensive standards-based portfolio of middleware software that spans enterprise application servers, business integration, business process management, identity management and SOA offerings as well as developer tools.

    Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in New Service-Oriented Business Application Projects

    Gartner states that the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for New Service-Oriented Business Application (SOBA) Projects "evaluates vendors against the relevant subset of all technology attributes of application infrastructure: modeling and design of SOA-style applications and engineering and management of new user-facing software as well as back-end application components (service implementations and interfaces) and flows."(2) Located in the Leaders Quadrant of this Magic Quadrant, Oracle delivers with Oracle Fusion Middleware a best-in-class Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) engine, SOA Suite, metadata repository and business process management capabilities that make it easier for organizations to create SOAs.

    Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Composite-Application Projects

    According to Gartner, "Although composite applications are not new, they have gained increased prominence owing to service-oriented architecture (SOA), so a requirement for comprehensive, end-to-end application infrastructure for supporting their implementation is emerging from the user community."(3) Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Composite-Application Projects, Oracle provides organizations comprehensive business process management, SOA, integration and development tools that support heterogeneous environments.

    Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Back-End Application Integration Projects

    In the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects Gartner states, "More germane to the back-end application integration market is that Enterprise service buses (ESBs) provide low-cost, easy-to-use alternatives to integration suites in projects that require interfaces with simple and medium complexity."(4) Located in the Leaders Quadrant for this report, the hot-pluggable architecture of Oracle Fusion Middleware's SOA Suite and ESB, coupled with its expansive portfolio of adapters, enable organizations to more easily integrate their heterogeneous back-end applications.

    The Application Infrastructure and related Magic Quadrant reports can be found at:

    About Oracle Fusion Middleware

    The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage service-oriented architectures in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 35,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including marketing leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.

    About The Magic Quadrant

    The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    1 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, 2Q07," Simon Hayward, Massimo Pezzini, Jess Thompson, Yefim V. Natis, June 1, 2007

    2 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for New Service-Oriented Business Application Projects, 2Q07," Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Jess Thompson, Kimihiko Iijima, Michael Barnes, Daryl C. Plummer, Simon Hayward, May 31, 2007

    3 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Composite-Application Projects, 2Q07," Massimo Pezzini, Michael Barnes, Kimihiko Iijima, David Gootzit, Yefim V. Natis, Daryl C. Plummer, Jess Thompson, Dale Vecchio, Janelle B. Hill, Simon Hayward, June 7, 2007

    4 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects, 2Q07," Jess Thompson, Michael Barnes, Kimihiko Iijima, Benoit J. Lheureux, Paolo Malinverno, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Roy W. Schulte, Simon Hayward, June 7, 2007

    About Oracle

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    Nissan Incorporates Message Alert Against Drunk-Driving on CARWINGS Navi System

    TOKYO, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced it will incorporate a message alert against drunk driving into its CARWINGS (HDD) navigation systems*1, as a part of a wider campaign to help prevent drunk-driving. Nissan will gradually incorporate this new feature into its navigation systems on board new vehicles being built from late June for the Japan market.

    The updated CARWINGS navi systems will display the drunk driving alert each time the ignition is turned on to remind the driver of the hazards of drinking and driving.

    As an automaker, Nissan is committed to raising public awareness and educating drivers to the dangers of drinking and driving. The company is actively engaged in a wide range of educational initiatives such as the Hello Safety Campaign*2 in Japan as well as serving as the national sponsor, for the third consecutive year, of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's (MADD) Strides for Change charity walks in the U.S. As the national sponsor -- and as part of its commitment to child passenger safety -- Nissan employees conduct safety seat demonstrations and provide walk participants with a quick reference guide on the proper way to install car safety seats for all children up to age 10. To date, the Strides for Change walks, which are now featured in dozens of cities nationwide, have raised millions of dollars to stop drunk driving.

    The message alert is a pre-emptive passive safety measure that represents a first-step for Nissan to incorporate this feature across our products. Looking forward, Nissan intends to widen its use of technology to address the hazards of drunk driving.

    Message Alerts

    The alert "Do not drive after drinking!" appears automatically for about five seconds on the navigation panel between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 05:00 a.m. when the vehicle's ignition is turned on. In the daytime between 05:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the display message reads, "Let's continue safe driving today."

    On a global level, Nissan is committed to building safe vehicles equipped with advanced safety technologies. In Japan, the company's safety vision is to cut in half the number of traffic fatalities or serious injuries involving Nissan vehicles by 2015 compared with the level in 1995.

    Nissan is taking a holistic approach towards safety that extends beyond the technology built into its vehicles. To achieve a "safe driving environment", Nissan has embarked on the Intelligent Transport System Project (ITS) in the Kanagawa Prefecture -- aimed at reducing road accidents via the analysis of traffic data collected from on-the-road vehicles and traffic beacons. In addition, Nissan is engaged in various road safety campaigns targeted at both adults and children, and continues to collaborate with partners from the government and private sectors.

    *1: First installed on the Skyline released in November 2006 and is available either as a standard feature on certain models or as manufacturer option. *2: The safety campaign is held three times a year in conjunction with the national traffic-safety campaigns held over the spring, autumn and summer school holidays. The 35th campaign (June 12 - July 1) featured a "Parent-child prevention of drink-driving" program. At the 36th campaign (July 7-8), Nissan will distribute educational kits on traffic safety including ways to help prevent drink-driving, to kindergarten aged children nationwide.

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

    CONTACT: Tony Pearson of Nissan North America, Corporate Communications,
    +1-615-725-6928; or Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Communications CSR Department,
    Global Communications CSR and IR Division, +81-(0)3-5565-2141

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    Harris Interactive Opens Advanced Strategy Lab in EuropeCollaborative Qualitative Research Technology Expands Analytical Power

    LONDON and ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Interactive(R) announces its launch of Advanced Strategy Lab(TM) (ASL) in Europe. ASL is a proven qualitative research technology that provides simultaneous, anonymous input from up to 24 participants, from any location. Developed by WirthlinWorldwide (now Harris Interactive), ASL has been in place in the United States for more than a decade. Using dedicated facilities, mobile and web-based labs, ASL facilitates brainstorming, idea generation and solution development through networked computers in a moderated group setting.

    Two sessions to introduce ASL to clients have been held today in its newly-built qualitative research facility at the Harris Interactive Maidenhead U.K. office.

    Gregory Novak, President and CEO of Harris Interactive states, "Our opening of this ASL lab in Europe adds another powerful analytical tool to help our clients make better business decisions. It is another example of our strategy to share best practices across our entire enterprise."

    A rich, efficient resource for strategic guidance, ASL qualitative sessions are designed in accordance with project objectives and moderated by two research professionals with extensive experience in both the software technology and high-level qualitative moderation skills.

    The ASL system offers total versatility through its three main attributes: A dedicated facility, state-of-the-art lab with modern viewing facilities can be used for anything from consumer research to senior management workshops. A mobile lab, used to run ASLs anywhere in Europe with the same exact functionality. This is ideal for running consumer focus groups, employee development sessions and for diverse conferences, workshops and seminars. Web-based software, makes simultaneous global sessions simple and effective to run. Why is Advanced Strategy Lab special?

    "ASL combines the best benefits of in-person and online qualitative research," stated George Terhanian, President of Harris Interactive in Europe. "It is a tremendous tool for generating new ideas, insights and understandings and we're very much looking forward to introducing it to our clients throughout Europe."

    About Harris Interactive

    Harris Interactive is the 12th largest and fastest-growing market research firm in the world. The company provides innovative research, insights and strategic advice to help its clients make more confident decisions which lead to measurable and enduring improvements in performance. Harris Interactive is widely known for The Harris Poll, one of the longest running, independent opinion polls and for pioneering online market research methods. The company has built what it believes to be the world's largest panel of survey respondents, the Harris Poll Online. Harris Interactive serves clients worldwide through its United States, Europe and Asia offices, its wholly-owned subsidiaries Novatris in France and MediaTransfer AG in Germany, and through a global network of independent market research firms. More information about Harris Interactive may be obtained at

    To become a member of the Harris Poll Online and be invited to participate in online surveys, register at

    Press Contact: Nancy Wong 609-919-2426

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    Global Payments to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings on July 26, 2007

    ATLANTA, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Payments Inc. , a leader in payment processing services, will release fourth quarter and year-end financial results for fiscal year 2007 before the market opens on Thursday, July 26, 2007.

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    Global Payments' management will host a conference call for investors to discuss these results at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 26, 2007. Callers may access the conference call via the company's Web site at by clicking the "Webcast" button; or callers in the U.S. may dial 1-877-352-5208 and callers outside the U.S. may dial 1-210-234-0000. The pass code is "GPN." A replay of the call may be accessed through the Global Payments' Web site through August 9, 2007.

    Global Payments Inc. is a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi- national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Payments offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including electronic check services, as well as terminal management. The company also provides consumer money transfer services from the U.S. and Europe to destinations in Latin America, Morocco, and the Philippines. For more information about the company and its services, visit

    This announcement and comments made by Global Payments' management during the conference call may contain forward-looking statements pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such as product demand, market and customer acceptance, the effect of economic conditions, competition, pricing, development difficulties, foreign currency risks, costs of capital, continued certification by credit card associations, the ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions, and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC filings, including the most recently filed Form 10-Q or Form 10-K, as applicable. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise any of these statements to reflect future circumstances or the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    Contact: Jane M. Elliott 770-829-8234 Voice 770-829-8267 Fax

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    'Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached - Live, Extended and Uncensored' DVD Goes Platinum!MARKS COMEDY CENTRAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT'S(R) FIRST PLATINUM AWARD FOR STAND-UP DVD RELEASE

    NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Mencia achieves another new career highlight: platinum-selling DVD comedian. "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached - Live, Extended and Uncensored" DVD was released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment on October 10, 2006. This is the first time a stand-up DVD release from COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment has been certified platinum.

    "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached - Live, Extended and Uncensored" DVD is a stand-up special that was taped in front of a live audience at San Francisco's Warfield Theater. The one-disc features the original performance as seen on-air and an extended performance with 20 minutes of never-before- seen additional material. Bonus material includes "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents: Carlos Mencia." "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached - Live, Extended and Uncensored" DVD is available in stores nationwide and at

    Credits for "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached" include Mencia and Robert Morton who serve as executive producers with Lee Kernis and Tim Sarkes. David Steinberg is the director. Executives in charge for COMEDY CENTRAL are Lou Wallach and Zoe Friedman.

    An all-new season of COMEDY CENTRAL's hit series, "Mind of Mencia" premieres on Sunday, July 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Currently, Mencia stars opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in "The Heartbreak Kid," a DreamWorks film directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, slated for release October 2007. Mencia stars as Uncle Tito, the sarcastic and colorful manager of the hotel where Stiller's character stays on his honeymoon with the woman he hastily married (Malin Akerman). Last fall, Mencia completed the highly successful "The Punisher Tour," a sold-out headlining stand-up tour of over 60 cities. The tour sold more than 270,000 tickets, making it the biggest tour of any Latino comedian to date.

    Paramount Home Entertainment is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA; VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA; VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at

    COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

    CONTACT: Renata Luczak of COMEDY CENTRAL, +1-212-767-8661,; or Brenda Ciccone of Paramount Home
    Entertainment, +1-323-956-8091,

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    Lockheed Martin Enhances Network Centric Warfare Capability for U.S. Strategic CommandUser Defined Operational Picture Improves Shared Situational Awareness

    OMAHA, Neb., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has provided the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) with a network centric warfare capability that allows system users to create a collaborative, real-time picture of critical events on their computers, then simultaneously share that view with others. This innovative capability, the User-Defined Operational Picture (UDOP), shortens decision cycles by providing near real-time connectivity and computing power for warfighters.

    "The UDOP underscores our commitment to net-centric capabilities that enhance situational awareness and facilitate collaborative planning for all combatant commands," said Colonel Bryan Bartels, Division Chief for Global C2 Systems Development, Joint Functional Component Global Strike and Integration, U.S. Strategic Command. "We see great opportunities to extend this capability to other communities of interest that are involved in national security operations."

    The system also supports USSTRATCOM's full spectrum of responsibilities for global strike, missile defense and information operations, as well as its traditional role of nuclear deterrence by enhancing situational awareness for all combatant commands.

    Developed for USSTRATCOM's net-centric Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network (ISPAN), UDOP provides the ability to "see" and better understand dynamic, global situations by interfacing with DoD systems that provide cyber, air, land, sea and space-based resource information. Commanders can quickly establish a tailored operational picture on their respective workstations which can then be shared to better communicate complex situations. Before this capability was developed commanders had to view static pieces of information from various sources individually, in sequence. Operational views could not be shared in real-time.

    Using data from a variety of sensors, ISPAN allows USSTRATCOM to collaboratively plan missions through an integrated, flexible command and control system. The system enables them to gather worldwide resources to plan for time-critical strikes, computer network operations, space operations and global integrated missile defense.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.

    For additional information, visit our website:

    Lockheed Martin

    CONTACT: Suzanne Smith of Lockheed Martin, +1-303-971-2322,

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    Need To Find More Minutes In Your Day? Schwab Institutional Offers 'SOLUTIONS 2007'Regional Operations and Technology Workshop Series Kicks off on July 11

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With many independent investment advisor firms today growing at more than 40% annually, back office efficiency is more important than ever before. To meet this need, Schwab Institutional designed the SOLUTIONS 2007 Operations and Technologies Workshops to help advisors get the maximum benefit from technology applications they use every day. These one-day workshops for Schwab Institutional advisory firms will include best practices derived from Schwab Institutional's 20 years of working with some of the most successful independent investment advisors in the industry.

    "Last year, attendees told us that what they learned at SOLUTIONS saved them 30 minutes every day," said Dan Skiles, vice president of technology for Schwab Institutional. "That kind of time savings can add up and make a huge difference in productivity for advisory firms, especially those that are experiencing rapid growth."

    The workshops will take place in 12 cities across the country during July and August. For advisors who cannot attend any of the live events, Schwab Institutional will offer SOLUTIONS 2007 in an on-demand webcast format shortly after the last workshop has concluded. Schwab Institutional clients can also view webcasts of the Solutions 2006 sessions at

    The 2007 SOLUTIONS workshop agenda includes one general session on best practices for saving time and increasing efficiency, as well as seven different breakout sessions led by service and technology experts from Schwab Institutional. The breakout sessions will feature peer roundtables that bring together advisors facing similar business challenges. There will also be sessions on streamlining the transfer of asset process and managing complex accounts. For clients of Schwab Performance Technologies, there will be sessions on using various aspects of PortfolioCenter more effectively, including data management and performance reporting.

    This year's SOLUTIONS workshops will be held in: -- Dallas, TX - July 11 -- Los Angeles, CA - August 1 -- Atlanta, GA - July 17 -- Seattle, WA - August 2 -- St. Louis, MO - July 18 -- Columbus, OH - August 8 -- New York, NY - July 24 -- Chicago, IL - August 9 -- Baltimore, MD - July 25 -- Denver, CO - August 15 -- Boston, MA - July 26 -- San Francisco, CA - August 16

    Anyone who is responsible for the firm's operations is invited to attend, including experienced and new employees and advisors working with Schwab Institutional. For more information, interested parties can visit the SOLUTIONS web site to register or call: (800) 351-6339 or (415) 277-3273.

    About Schwab Institutional

    Schwab Institutional is a leading provider of custodial, operational and trading support for independent fee-based investment advisors. This year marks Schwab Institutional's 20th anniversary serving the independent investment advisor industry. Since 1987, Schwab Institutional has supported independent investment advisors by offering support and services to help grow their businesses and help their clients reach their financial goals. As of March 31, 2007, client assets custodied with Schwab Institutional stood at $524.5 billion. These assets, managed by the approximately 5,000 independent advisor firms Schwab Institutional currently serves, represent approximately 40 percent of total client assets custodied with The Charles Schwab Corporation. Brokerage products offered by Schwab Institutional are not FDIC insured, are not guaranteed deposits, and are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principle invested. Schwab Institutional is a division of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

    About Charles Schwab

    The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 6.9 million client brokerage accounts, 1,128,000 corporate retirement plan participants, 165,000 banking accounts, and $1.4 trillion in client assets. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC,, and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through its Schwab Institutional division. The Charles Schwab Bank, N.A. (member FDIC) provides banking and mortgage services and products. CyberTrader(R), Inc. (member SIPC, is an electronic trading technology and brokerage firm providing services to highly active, online traders. More information is available at (0607-0942)

    PortfolioCenter is a product of Schwab Performance Technologies(TM) (SPT). Schwab Performance Technologies, Inc.(TM) is a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation.

    Charles Schwab

    CONTACT: Lindsay Tiles of Charles Schwab, +1-415-667-3997,

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    SRA International, Inc. Schedules Earnings and Guidance Release and Conference Call

    FAIRFAX, Va., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRA International, Inc. will issue its fourth quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 earnings press release after close of market on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. The release will also contain initial guidance for Fiscal Year 2008. Management will discuss the results and guidance in a conference call beginning at 5:00 PM Eastern.

    Interested parties may listen to the conference call by dialing (888) 287-9905 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 643-7540 (Other) with passcode 4630029. The conference call will be Webcast simultaneously through a link on the SRA Web site ( A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call through August 22, 2007 by dialing (800) 642-1687 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (Other) and entering passcode 4630029.

    About SRA International, Inc.

    SRA is a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions -- including systems design, development, and integration; and outsourcing and managed services -- to clients in national security, civil government, and health care and public health markets. The Company also delivers business solutions for contingency and disaster response planning, information assurance, business intelligence, environmental strategies, enterprise architecture, infrastructure management, and wireless integration.

    Fortune(R) magazine has chosen SRA as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for eight consecutive years. The Company's 5,200 employees serve clients from its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, and offices across the country. For additional information on SRA, please visit

    SRA International, Inc.

    CONTACT: David Keffer, Director, Investor Relations of SRA
    International, Inc., +1-703-502-7731,

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    Ciber's Training Products Garner Two Telly AwardsOther NASA and CMS Productions Also Win Digital Video and Pegasus Awards

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIBER, Inc. has won two Telly Awards for training products it developed for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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    Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials, programs, and video and film productions. The awards are presented annually, and are widely known and highly respected - more than 13,000 entries are submitted each year from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

    CIBER earned the top honor -- a Silver Award -- in the Non-Broadcast Productions -- Multimedia category for "The Journey Begins," a DVD production CIBER developed for the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) to support the launch of the NESC Academy.

    CIBER and the NIA are collaborating to establish the NESC Academy, a world-class academy that captures the lifetime experiences and knowledge of senior NASA scientists and engineers and shares these experiences and knowledge with current NASA employees, the next generation of NASA engineers, and the academic community. CIBER is developing and delivering 15 media-rich, graduate-level classroom courses and a web site for the Academy.

    "The Journey Begins" has also been televised on NASA TV for cable subscribers, and features two of NASA's most revered engineers, Hank Rotter and George Hopson.

    CIBER's other Telly Award was a Bronze Award in the Non-Broadcast Productions -- Health and Wellness category for "THE CMS OASIS Video Collection," a DVD production designed for use as in-service training for home health providers nationwide. It includes input from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, and was filmed in four cities in southeastern Virginia in just over eight days. It is free of charge to home health providers through a 10,000-copy production run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

    "These awards acknowledge the productive collaboration between CIBER and its clients in producing quality multimedia products," said Dr. Bob Baxter, Director of Custom Training Solutions, CIBER, Inc. "We are so pleased to see the hard work, talent, and skill of our team members recognized. And we're honored to work with clients whose insight and dedication to their work made this award possible."

    In addition to the Telly Awards, the CIBER team was also recently honored for other video productions created for NASA and CMS. A one-hour video titled "Stone Valley Manor Initial Tour," which CIBER created for the CMS flagship course called "Basic Long-Term Care," won a Pegasus Award of Honor in the 2007 Health and Wellness Category. This production also won two 2007 Digital Video Awards for excellence in video production in the Long Format -- Healthcare and Long Format -- Training categories.

    CIBER's "NESC Academy Human Factors Promotional DVD," which was created for NASA, won a Pegasus Award of Honor for the 2007 Promotions Category. It also won a Digital Video Award for excellence in video production in the TV Commercial Media Promotion Category. The DVD is being used to promote an NESC Academy course on human factors to potential NASA engineers and scientists.

    To learn more, visit or About CIBER, Inc.

    CIBER, Inc. is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services for both private and government sector clients. CIBER's global delivery services are offered on a project or strategic staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., the company now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 22 European offices and five offices in Asia. Operating in 18 countries, with more than 8,000 employees and annual revenue of approximately $1 billion, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients' systems to "competitive advantage status." CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, ALWAYS ABLE.

    Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

    Statements contained in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CIBER undertakes neither intention nor obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. CIBER and the CIBER logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of CIBER, Inc. Copyright(C) 2007.

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    AT&T Supports Property Owners, Builders and Developers With New Unified Program That Provides Communications and Entertainment ServicesAT&T Smart Moves and BellSouth Community Technologies Programs Rebranded as AT&T Connected Communities

    SAN ANTONIO, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. has announced that the AT&T Smart Moves and BellSouth Community Technologies initiatives are now combined under one unified brand, AT&T Connected Communities. The united program delivers some of the most advanced communications and entertainment services to rental properties and new residential developments.

    Now operating throughout AT&T's 22-state local service area, AT&T Connected Communities is a strategic initiative between AT&T and rental apartment owners, homeowners' associations, builders and developers of residential developments. The initiative involves the marketing and provisioning of services over fiber-based and other technologies to the homes in their communities.

    The program will enable AT&T to make Internet Protocol-based communications and entertainment services available to hundreds of thousands of residents as those services are deployed across AT&T's markets.

    Through the AT&T Connected Communities program, AT&T works directly with apartment ownership groups; apartment management groups; real estate investment trusts; single-family residential developers; and local, regional and national single-family builders to provide voice, video and Internet services.

    The program helps property owners and builders to attract and retain apartment renters and new homebuyers with complete, reliable, end-to-end and next-generation communications and entertainment solutions. To date, the AT&T Connected Communities program has contracts completed with thousands of leased properties for AT&T communications and entertainment services across the country.

    "Today's apartment and condominium dwellers -- and homebuyers -- are embracing the digital lifestyle and want advanced communications and entertainment options as soon as they move in," said Bill Story, vice president, AT&T Connected Communities. "AT&T Connected Communities is one strategic way that we are connecting customers with our next generation of services while providing property owners with added value that helps differentiate their communities."

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    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

    AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Knowledge Ventures. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at

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    CONTACT: Amanda L. Ray of AT&T Inc., +1-214-665-1359,

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    Serenic announces financial results for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2007

    EDMONTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Serenic Corporation (the "Company") (TSX-V:SER), an international software developer and marketer specializing in the deployment of Microsoft integrated business solutions, is pleased to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended February 28, 2007. The following financial results include year-to-date operations of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries, Serenic Canada Inc, ("SCI"), Accurate Financial Xchange Ltd, ("AFX"), and Serenic Software, Inc. ("SSI").

    Financial highlights from the fourth quarter and for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2007 are summarized as follows:

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Statement of Operations February 28 February 28 Information (3 months) (Year) --------------------------------------------------------- 2007 2006 % 2007 2006 % Change Change ------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ $ $ $ ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenue- continuing operations 2,414,567 1,721,831 40.2% 7,923,722 7,504,108 5.6% ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net income (loss) - continuing operations 42,198 (2,147) - (219,774) 110,392 (299.1%) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net income (loss) - discontinued operations (402) (7,459) 94.6% (18,115) 206,991 (108.8)% ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net income (loss) 41,796 (9,606) 535.1% (237,889) 317,383 (175.0)% ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share 0.003 (0.001) (0.021) 0.027 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weighted average common shares outstanding 11,632,467 11,632,467 11,632,467 11,632,467 -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Revenue and net income (loss) for the year ended February 28, 2007 was $7.9 million and ($237,889), as compared with $7.4 million and $317,383 for the prior year. Several noteworthy factors contributed to these results:

    - Fiscal 2007 was a pivotal year for the Company, during which several crucial changes were made to solidify and enhance the future opportunities for Serenic Corporation. During Q3, the Company made changes to its working arrangement with Microsoft and with respect to issues relating to software licensing. Effective October 1st 2007, the Company was granted status as an embedded independent software vendor, whereby the Company now integrates and distributes the appropriate Microsoft Dynamics NAV technology components as part of its Navigator products suite, thereby eliminating the requirement for customers to separately purchase the required Dynamics NAV components from other Microsoft partners (as was previously required). Although very advantageous to the Company long term, this change dampened sales of new Navigator licenses during the period of time that the entire reseller partner channel had to be educated and re-engaged under revised agreements and terms. - The business arrangement regarding the Company's payroll products also changed effective October 1st 2007. The Company contracted with Microsoft to continue to be the exclusive provider of payroll products for Dynamics NAV customers within Canada, USA and Mexico, however under revised (from historical) terms. And as with the Navigator products, this new arrangement will be more favourable over the long term. - The currency exchange rates changed significantly from the previous year. Approximately 95% of the Company's revenue is billed in US dollars, and because the average exchange rate this year declined by approximately 6% as compared to last year, revenue and net income were negatively affected. - Serenic had a strong fourth quarter in 2007. Revenue was $2.4 million as compared to $1.7 million for the previous year, representing an increase of 40.2%, as it recorded several significantly large Navigator sales. Net Income increased by 535% to $41,796, from a loss of $9,606 for the previous year. Operation highlights for the year included the following: - Serenic signed new contracts with Microsoft that will provide for better opportunity in the long term. Prior business relationships were re-defined, and the stage is now set to enable pursuit of certain incremental North American and international sales opportunities that were previously untenable under the terms of the historical relationships. The terms of the new agreements became effective on October 1st 2007. - The Company's sales and marketing strategies were re-tooled in order (a) to deliver products and services through a growing reseller partner channel; (b) to focus internal sales resources to pursue the "top tier" of the NFP market directly; and (c) to capitalize upon the Company's unique relationship with Microsoft and some of its most successful partners by collaboratively pursuing joint opportunities involving NFP and public sector business in North American and selected global markets. - Re-investment of resources to advance the Company's technology and product strategies continued during the year, to augment existing products and develop new offerings in anticipation of more demanding customer requirements. Enhancements necessary for the Company's products to prevail amongst the top-tier competing products world-wide were completed. - Fundamental groundwork necessary to expand future operations globally was conducted, including initiatives to market products within parts of Europe, Africa, and Australia. - The Company's not-for-profit (NFP) sales opportunities have evolved from the "tens" to the "hundreds" of thousands of dollars in size, and the stage has been set such that the Company can now win sales amongst even the most sophisticated NFP customers - that is, those who purchase million dollar and greater solutions for international applications. - The Company continues to distinguish itself as a leader within its industry, evidenced by the addition of many high profile customers and reseller partners during the past year. Serenic continues to be in receipt of high accolades from software and technology company reviewers, including the latest honour of being named as fourth place winner (companies with revenues under $20 million) in Alberta Venture's "Fast 50" list for 2007.

    For further details and information, please refer to the financial statements and management discussion and analysis posted on

    About Serenic Corporation

    Serenic Corporation publishes mission-critical software products for not-for-profits (NFP), educational institutions and governments. The Company's products are based on leading application and technology platforms from Microsoft, including Dynamics NAV, SQL Server, .NET, and Access and are distributed through value-added resellers and direct sales organizations. In addition, Serenic Corporation is the exclusive developer of the human resource management and payroll products for Microsoft's Dynamics NAV ERP solutions for North American markets.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS By: "Dwayne Kushniruk" Chairman SERENIC CORPORATION The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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    CONTACT: Dwayne Kushniruk,, Phone: 1-877-426-5385
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    Plant Vogtle to Seek License Renewal

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company, today announced its plan to ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) -- on behalf of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant co-owners -- to renew the plant's operating license for an additional 20 years.

    If the company's application for renewal is approved by the NRC, the operating licenses would be extended to 2047 for Unit 1 and 2049 for Unit 2. The original 40-year licenses for Units 1 and 2 expire in 2027 and 2029, respectively.

    Plant Vogtle, along with Plant Hatch located near Baxley, Ga., provides about 20 percent of Georgia's electricity at some of the lowest cost in the state. Since commercial operation began in 1989, Plant Vogtle has generated more than 337 million megawatt-hours of safe and reliable electricity -- all without emitting CO2 or other greenhouse gases.

    In a state where demand for electricity is projected to grow by 30 percent during the next 15 years, it is critical that the units continue to operate and provide the needed energy. Maintaining the power production from the two units is an integral part of Southern Company's fuel-source strategy to meet future demand.

    "These units are fully capable of providing critical generation, and we need to maximize their potential," said Barnie Beasley, president and CEO, Southern Nuclear. "It's the right business decision for our customers in Georgia, because these units can continue to operate safely, providing reliable, low cost, emissions-free electricity."

    Co-owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities, the plant is among Burke County's largest employers with approximately 900 employees.

    "We're part of this community and have been throughout the plant's 20 years of operations," said Tom Tynan, site vice president, Plant Vogtle. "Renewing the licenses to continue operating these two units will allow us to support the community well into the 21st century."

    Plant Vogtle's impact on the state and area go well beyond providing low- cost, reliable electricity. Plant Vogtle has been a certified Wildlife Habitat Council site since 1993. The plant also has entered into a Safe Harbor Agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the Red- cockaded woodpecker. This Safe Harbor Agreement ensures that adequate habitat will be provided and managed properly for the Red-cockaded woodpecker.

    Construction of Plant Vogtle began in 1974. Unit 1 began commercial operation in June 1987. Unit 2 began commercial operation in May 1989. The plant has two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. Each unit is rated at 1215 megawatts for a total capacity of 2430 megawatts.

    A decision on license renewal from the NRC is expected in the 2009 timeframe.

    Plant Vogtle is the third Southern Company nuclear plant to seek license renewal. The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., received a renewed license in January 2002. The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., received a renewed license in May 2005.

    With 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast, one of America's fastest-growing regions. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are significantly below the national average. Southern Company has been listed the top ranking U.S. electric service provider in customer satisfaction for seven consecutive years by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Visit our Web site at

    Southern Nuclear Operating Company

    CONTACT: Media, Jeremy Pate for Southern Nuclear Operating Company,

    Web site:

    Dreier LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Plexus Corp. (PLXS)

    NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreier LLP ( announces that a class action lawsuit was commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Plexus Corp. ("Plexus" or the "Company") during the period January 25, 2006 through July 27, 2006, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The complaint alleges violations of the federal securities laws, including Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    If you purchased Plexus common stock during the Class Period, you may be a member of the proposed Class. You must move the Court on or before August 24, 2007 if you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff. Lead plaintiffs must meet certain legal requirements. If you have acquired Plexus common stock and want to discuss your legal rights, please contact Daniel B. Scotti ( of Dreier LLP at 800-952-8897. Class members may retain counsel of their choice and move the Court to serve as a lead plaintiff, or may choose to do nothing and remain absent class members.

    Plexus Corp. provides services in the electronics manufacturing services industry. The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants misled investors by issuing false and misleading statements about Plexus's operations and financial condition and as a result, the price of Plexus securities was artificially inflated. Specifically, Plexus gave glowing revenue predictions while concealing substantial drops in demand in its United Kingdom operations and defense market segments. During the class period, Company insiders sold more than $26 million of their personally held shares to unsuspecting investors at artificially inflated prices.

    On July 26, 2006, the Company shocked investors when it announced dramatically lower than expected earnings for the third quarter of 2006. Acknowledging softness in the demand for its products, the Company also lowered earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2006. In reaction to this news, shares of the Company's stock declined $10.71 per share, or over 30%, to close on July 27, 2007 at $22.89 per share.

    Dreier LLP's Class Action Litigation Group has vast experience representing domestic and foreign institutional and individual investors in securities and other class actions throughout the country. The partners who head Dreier LLP's Class Action Litigation Group have successfully prosecuted securities fraud class actions in a wide variety of industries and have played a significant role in cases that have resulted in some of the largest securities class action settlements. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. As of the date of this Notice, Dreier LLP has not filed a complaint against Plexus.

    Background on Dreier LLP

    Dreier LLP was founded in 1996 by Marc Dreier as a more responsive and innovative alternative to traditional "large-firm" lawyering. Dreier LLP represents a wide range of institutional, entrepreneurial and individual clients in diverse sectors of financial, industrial and service-oriented markets. The firm's principal practices are commercial litigation, class action litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employment law, corporate and securities, entertainment and intellectual property. Dreier LLP's Los Angeles affiliate, Dreier Stein & Kahan LLP, has its principal practice in entertainment and commercial litigation and corporate transactions. The firm's affiliate Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP has an extensive practice in the area of trusts and estates law. Pitta & Dreier LLP is an affiliate which specializes in labor law, and Pitta, Bishop, Del Giorno & Dreier LLP specializes in government relations. In the 10 years since its founding, Dreier LLP, with its affiliate members, has grown to nearly 200 attorneys, with its principal office at 499 Park Avenue in Manhattan, and additional offices in Los Angeles; Santa Monica, California; Albany, New York; and Stamford, Connecticut.

    Dreier LLP

    CONTACT: Dreier LLP, +1-800-952-8897,
    /First Call Analyst:

    Web site:

    EDS Announces Enhancement of $100K Grant to Help Military Families With Further $90K Donation

    OTTAWA, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recognizing the significant pressures that face Canadian military families, EDS has built on its $100K grant and brought in some of its key suppliers for an additional $90,000 donation to the Chief Of the Defence Staff Military Families Fund.

    The donation was presented to General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) at a fund-raising meeting at the National War Museum in Ottawa this week.

    "I know from my own experience that often military life takes a tremendous toll on families especially when their loved ones are posted overseas," said Al Hurd, VP Government. "You hear stories about how families are trying to cope with having a mother or father overseas and the stress that goes with not knowing if they're going to make it back let alone the financial and emotional pressures that build up. EDS' commitment to the CDS Military Families Fund is a way we can help make a difference in the communities where we live and work and maybe make everyday life a little better for children and military families."

    EDS Agility Alliance partners (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, SUN, EMC and Cisco) and Dell, an EDS preferred hardware supplier, donated the $90,000. Each company brings together the best and brightest in terms of technology to create a best in brand and preferred platform in the industry.

    The CDS Military Families Fund is an agile and responsive means to provide support to military families. Base Commanders, partnered with Military Family Resource Centres across the country, will be able to assist military families within hours of being advised of the need.

    The CDS Military Families Fund will grow through the contributions of private citizens and corporations. The Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA) -- the morale and welfare arm of the CF that provides programs and services for the well-being of the forces community -- will administer the CDS Military Families Fund.

    For more information about the Fund, visit the web site at:

    The EDS Agility Alliance is a coalition of companies globally recognized for their quality, products and value to clients. Its mission is to innovate, develop and deliver the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform -- EDS' next-generation global delivery system. Together, EDS and its Agility Alliance partners collaborate to design, build and run a market-leading services platform and develop technology-based services to deliver tangible client results. EDS Agility Alliance partners include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Xerox.

    About EDS

    EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around the world. Learn more at

    CONTACT: Pamela Bishop - EDS 250 881 4221

    Electronic Data Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: Pamela Bishop, of EDS, +1-250-881-4221,

    Web site:

    Ontario Superior Court approves Alliance Atlantis Plan of Arrangement

    TORONTO, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. ("Alliance Atlantis") and CanWest Global Communications Corp. ("CanWest") today announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued the final order approving the Plan of Arrangement pursuant to which AA Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of CanWest MediaWorks Inc., would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Alliance Atlantis. This order follows a fairness hearing held earlier today in connection with the Arrangement. Alliance Atlantis and CanWest expect the Arrangement to be completed by early August, 2007. Completion of the Arrangement is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining conditions specified in the Arrangement Agreement. Under the terms of the Arrangement, Alliance Atlantis shareholders will receive $53.00 in cash for each Alliance Atlantis share.

    About Alliance Atlantis

    Alliance Atlantis offers Canadians 13 well-branded specialty channels boasting targeted, high-quality programming. Alliance Atlantis also co-produces and distributes the hit CSI franchise and indirectly holds a 51% limited partnership interest in Motion Picture Distribution LP, a leading distributor of motion pictures in Canada, with motion picture distribution operations in the United Kingdom and Spain. Alliance Atlantis' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange-trading symbols AAC.A and AAC.B. Alliance Atlantis' website is

    About CanWest Global Communications Corp.

    CanWest Global Communications Corp. (, (TSX: CGS and CGS.A) an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, CanWest also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers, and conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio stations and networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release includes forward-looking statements which reflect the current expectations of Alliance Atlantis and CanWest. Forward-looking statements are those which are not historical fact and include in this new release statements relating to the expected completion date of the Arrangement. The reader should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause them to differ materially from anticipated future results or expectations expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Certain risks, uncertainties and other factors are described in materials filed by Alliance Atlantis and CanWest with the security regulatory authorities in Canada from time to time, which are available at Neither Alliance Atlantis nor CanWest undertakes any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Alliance Atlantis: Jennifer Bell, tel. (416) 934-7854; CanWest
    Global: Deb Hutton, tel. (416) 383-2442

    Rentabiliweb : succès de l'offre Mailorama en France et lancement en Espagne

    BRUXELLES, June 28 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Fort du succès de sa plate-forme de marketing direct Mailorama, lancé en France à l'automne 2006, Rentabiliweb a inauguré lundi le site espagnol, et vise une rentabilité à très court terme.

    Etre payé pour lire ses emails, cliquer sur des liens, faire des achats sur des sites, ou participer à un jeu concours... Avec Mailorama, le principe est simple : l'opérateur marketing partage ses revenus avec les Internautes.

    Pour les partenaires E-commerce, dispose d'une base de données permettant un ciblage précis (sexe, age, situation géographique, centres interets,etc...) a très forte remontée commerciale. Le groupe Rentabiliweb a ainsi directement séduit des entreprises comme DELL grâce a la performance de ses bases de données clients.

    Entre Mailorama Emailer (email rémunérés) et Mailorama cash Back (achats rémunérés) le groupe Rentabiliweb table sur un CA d'un demi million d'euro en 2007. L'activité espagnole s'ajoutera à ce chiffre, les premières retombées financières chiffrables sont attendues en fin d'année.

    Simple, gratuit, fiable et sérieux, connu et reconnu en France, souhaite à présent s'implanter en Espagne. Pour cela une personne a été spécialement recrutée, Vanessa Jacob, responsable développement sur l'Espagne. << L'Espagne est un pays dynamique qui s'intéresse de plus en plus aux nouvelles technologies et à Internet. Il y a des parts de marchés à prendre. Et Mailorama a toutes les qualités pour séduire les Espagnols >> déclare Vanessa Jacob.

    Grâce à l'expérience acquise en France, le développement en Espagne sera rapide : le pré-lancement de Mailorama en Espagne a eut lieu il y a quelques jours avec un grand jeu concours sur , offrant au site ses 40 000 premiers << profils >> ciblés.

    L'objectif de l'internationalisation est de permettre à Mailorama de dépasser le million de profils surqualifiés a fort pouvoir d'achat.

    A propos de Rentabiliweb

    Créé en 2001, Rentabiliweb propose la plus importante plate-forme de services pour rentabiliser un site web, et est actuellement le seul fournisseur proposant à la fois :

    - Des solutions de micropaiement : audiotel, SMS+, Internet+, jeux instant gagnant, votes par SMS... Dans ce domaine, Rentabiliweb figure aujourd'hui parmi les leaders européens.

    - Des contenus payants clés en main

    - Des solutions de régie publicitaires (régie en ligne, vente aux enchères des espaces publicitaires)

    Rentabiliweb, c'est aussi :

    - Un Studio de développement en Russie : Rentabiliweb Agency, spécialisée dans la programmation de logiciels, de sites Internet et de jeux vidéos,

    - Un pole d'édition directe, avec, communauté gratuite de jeux et de dialogue.

    Avec une croissance exponentielle depuis sa création, Rentabiliweb fait partie des acteurs Internet qui ont su s'imposer et se développer en choisissant un business model qui privilégie développement commercial, solidité financière et expertise métier.

    Rentabiliweb regroupe 5 filiales, plus de 50 collaborateurs en France, Belgique, Roumanie et Russie et a généré 16,5 millions d'Euros de chiffre d'affaires en 2006 avec près d'1,7 MEUR de résultat net.

    Coté en bourse à Paris, sur Alternext, depuis décembre 2006, Rentabiliweb compte parmi ses actionnaires le Groupe Arnault, et accueille à son conseil d'administration des personnalités du secteur des média et du divertissement comme Gilles Lioret ou Jean-Marie Messier.

    Le présent communiqué ne constitue pas un appel public à l'épargne. La société précise que l'introduction en bourse mentionnée ci-dessus était réservée aux investisseurs professionnels et qualifiés et que la détention des titres Rentabiliweb est également réservée aux seuls investisseurs qualifiés.

    Contacts: Presse Calyptus - Mathieu Calleux Tel : +32-(0)1-53-65-37-91 Fax : +32-(0)1-53-65-68-60 email :


    Contacts: Presse Calyptus - Mathieu Calleux, Tel : +32-(0)1-53-65-37-91, Fax : +32-(0)1-53-65-68-60, email :

    NetFires LLC Conducts Successful Warhead Demonstration for Precision Attack Missile

    TUCSON, Ariz., June 28, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's Missile Systems business and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, successfully demonstrated the ability of its Precision Attack Missile warhead to penetrate a fortified bunker target, a key program requirement.

    The Precision Attack Missile is part of the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System currently under development for the U.S. Army's Future Combat System and the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ships.

    The testing was performed at the Redstone Arsenal Technical Test Center, Huntsville, Ala., against an earth and timber bunker target. The missile simulation test verified that the Precision Attack Missile warhead will detonate upon impact and perforate the bunker wall structure as required. All primary and secondary test objectives were met during the test. This successful "Dynamic Bunker" test provides data to support follow-on Army and Navy warhead testing.

    "This represents a continual step forward in delivering precision fires with maximum lethality to the Army and Navy combat forces," said Col. Doug Dever, U.S. Army's Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System project manager.

    The multi-target warhead and fuze, developed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, applies cutting-edge technology to provide diverse mission, multi-target capability for the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System. It possesses both a shaped-charge capability, to defeat armored targets, and a blast fragmentation capability for use against buildings, bunkers, small boats, lightly armored vehicles and other soft targets.

    To deliver the multipurpose warhead for precision-strike targeting, the Precision Attack Missile is equipped with a dual mode seeker (imaging infrared and semi-active laser), as well as GPS and inertial guidance.

    The Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System is one of the 14 Future Combat System's core systems. It will operate as a part of the Future Combat System systems-of-systems to meet the requirements of the Army's future brigade combat teams and provide increased capability for the current force's modular brigade combat teams. It is also one of the key littoral combat ship mission modules. Compared to systems with equivalent firepower (kills per combat load), the Non Line of-Sight-Launch System provides a modular, highly deployable and flexible precision fires capability to the U.S. Army, Navy and joint maneuver forces for a very low life-cycle system cost.

    Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, and integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

    Contacts: Raytheon Lockheed Martin Everett Tackett, APR Craig Vanbebber 520.794.9494 972.603.1615

    Raytheon Company

    CONTACT: Everett Tackett, APR of Raytheon Company, +1-520-794-9494, or
    Craig Vanbebbe of Lockheed Martin, +1-972-603-1615, for Raytheon Company

    Web site:

    Mercury Computer Systems to Report Fourth Quarter Earnings and Host Conference Call

    CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. will announce the financial results for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Management will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss Mercury's quarterly financial results, business highlights, and outlook. In addition, Company representatives may answer one or more questions concerning business and financial developments and trends, the Company's view on earnings forecasts, and other business and financial matters affecting the Company, some of the responses to which may contain information that has not been previously disclosed.

    To listen to the conference call, dial (800) 818-5264 in the USA and Canada, and for international, dial (913) 981-4910. The conference code number is 9136984. Please call five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time. This call will also be broadcast live over the web at under Financial Events.

    A replay of the call by telephone will be available from approximately 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 26 through midnight ET on Friday, August 3. To access the replay, dial (888) 203-1112 in the USA and Canada, and for international, dial (719) 457-0820. Enter access code 9136984. A replay of the webcast of the call will be available for an extended period of time on the Financial Events page of the Company's website at

    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation

    Mercury Computer Systems is the leading provider of computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. With a strong commitment to innovation, our expertise in algorithm optimization, systems development, and silicon design is blended with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies to solve unique computing challenges. We work closely with our customers to architect solutions that have a meaningful impact on everyday life: detecting aneurysms; designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft; identifying security threats; discovering oil; developing new drugs; and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.

    Mercury's comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world's largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 24-year history in enabling customers to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve.

    Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. We are listed on the Nasdaq National Market . Visit Mercury at

    Contact: Robert Hult, Chief Financial Officer 978-967-1990 /

    Product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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    CONTACT: Robert Hult, Chief Financial Officer of Mercury Computer
    Systems, Inc., +1-978-967-1990,

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