Companies news of 2008-09-19 (page 1)

  • Rogers Sets Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Analyst Teleconference for October 28,...
  • CIBER, Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release & Conference Call
  • Nasdaq to Delist PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc.
  • YELLOWPAGES.COM Ranked No. 1 Local Search Platform in Deutsche Bank StudyParticipants...
  • Westchester County Airport Contracts for PASSUR(R) Field Condition Reporting
  • Allscripts Sells Physicians Interactive Business Unit to Investment FirmSale of Leading...
  • Lightwave Logic, Inc. CEO Sends Open Letter to Shareholders
  • iFinix Corp. Letter to Its Shareholders
  • AT&T Wins Four ATLANTIC-ACM 2008 U.S. Carrier Excellence Awards for Metro Retail Products...
  • Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. to Report First Quarter, Fiscal 2009 Results on October...
  • Webb Interactive Services, Inc. Reports Agreement for Sale of Jabber, Inc.
  • DreamWorks Animation to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Results and Host Earnings Conference...
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  • LDK Solar Announces Filing of Shelf Registration Statement and Proposed Follow-on Public...
  • FairPoint to Present at the Deutsche Bank Sixteenth Annual Leveraged Finance Conference
  • Smart Move, Inc. Completes Issuance of $1.5 Million in Equity From Restricted Common Stock...
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  • VanceInfo Launches Tianjin Campus
  • KEMET Announces Prepayment of Senior Notes
  • Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited Announces 2008 Interim Results
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  • Sony Pictures Animation's Forecast for January 15, 2010: Cloudy with a Chance of...



    Rogers Sets Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Analyst Teleconference for October 28, 2008

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rogers Communications Inc. ("Rogers") plans to release its third quarter 2008 financial results before North American markets open the morning of October 28, 2008. Rogers' management will host a teleconference with the financial community at 12:00 noon ET the same day to discuss the company's results and outlook.

    Those wishing to listen to the teleconference should access the live webcast on the Investor Relations section of Rogers' web site at http://www.rogers.com/ or http://www.rogers.com/webcast. The webcast will be available on Rogers' web site for re-broadcast following the teleconference for at least two weeks.

    Those members of the financial community wishing to ask questions during the call may access the teleconference by dialing 416.915.5762 ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time and requesting access to the Rogers third quarter 2008 earnings teleconference. In addition to the webcast archive, a telephonic re-broadcast will also be available following the teleconference by dialing 416.640.1917, pass code 21283022 followed by the number sign.

    About Rogers:

    Rogers is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the country's only national GSM/HSPA based network. Through Cable, we are one of Canada's largest providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange . For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit http://www.rogers.com/.

    Rogers Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Deborah DeRoche on (416) 935-3551 or
    deborah.deroche@rci.rogers.com




    CIBER, Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release & Conference Call

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIBER, Inc. today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008 on Thursday, October 23, 2008 before market open. Following the release, CIBER will hold a conference call to discuss these results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Mountain Time).

    To participate in the call, dial (800) 762-8795 in the United States, or dial (303) 262-2161 internationally. The conference ID # is 11119917. The call will also be webcast on the Investor Relations section of CIBER's website at http://www.ciber.com/cbr .

    A replay of the call will be available on CIBER's website or by dialing (800) 405-2236 in the United States or (303) 590-3000 internationally. The conference ID # is 11119917.

    The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at http://www.fulldisclosure.com/ , Thomson's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents ( http://www.streetevents.com/ ), a password-protected event management site.

    About CIBER, Inc.

    CIBER, Inc. is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services and reliable delivery for both private and government sector clients. CIBER's services are offered globally 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., CIBER now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 25 European offices and seven offices in Asia/Pacific. Operating in 18 countries, with more than 8,500 employees and annual revenue of approximately $1.2 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, the Reliable Global IT Services Partner. http://www.ciber.com/ .

    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.

    CIBER, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jennifer J. Matuschek, VP, Investor Relations of CIBER, Inc.,
    +1-303-267-3830

    Web Site: http://www.ciber.com/




    Nasdaq to Delist PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc.

    MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc. (the "Company"), , an independent provider of assembly and test services for the power semiconductor market, announced today Nasdaq has determined to delist the Company's securities from the Nasdaq Capital Market. Trading in the Company's securities will cease effective at the opening of business on Monday, September 22, 2008.

    The Company expects that, following the delisting, its outstanding American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") will be quoted in the Pink Sheets, subject to the interest of market makers. Information about the Pink Sheets can be found on its Internet web site at http://www.pinksheets.com/.

    About PSi Technologies

    PSi Technologies is a focused independent semiconductor assembly and test service provider to the power semiconductor market. The Company provides comprehensive package design, assembly and test services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems and industrial products. For more information, visit the Company's website at http://www.psitechnologies.com/ or call:

    At PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc.: At Financial Relations Board: Larry Cajucom Lasse Glassen (63 2) 838 4489 (213) 486 6546 lvcajucomjr@psitechnologies.com.ph lglassen@frbir.com

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements," as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements relate to the Company's expectation that its ADSs will be available for trading on the Pink Sheets. While these forward-looking statements represent the Company's current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports furnished to the SEC. These factors include, but are not limited to, the pace of development and market acceptance of the Company's products and the power semiconductor market generally, commercialization and technological delays or difficulties, the impact of competitive products and technologies, competitive pricing pressures, manufacturing risks, the possibility of our products infringing patents and other intellectual property of third parties, product defects, costs of product development, manufacturing and government regulation, risks inherent in emerging markets, including but not limited to, currency volatility and depreciation, restricted access to financing and political and social unrest and the possibility that the initiatives described herein may not produce the intended results. The Company undertakes no responsibility to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

    PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Larry Cajucom of PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc.,
    +1-632-838-4489, lvcajucomjr@psitechnologies.com.ph; or Lasse Glassen,
    +1-213-486-6546, lglassen@frbir.com, for PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.psitechnologies.com/




    YELLOWPAGES.COM Ranked No. 1 Local Search Platform in Deutsche Bank StudyParticipants Experience Higher Traffic and Conversion Rates With YELLOWPAGES.COM Than Other Local Search Providers

    GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. today announced that its subsidiary YELLOWPAGES.COM was unanimously selected as the best local search platform in a survey(1) of national advertisers conducted by Deutsche Bank and the Association of National Advertisers. When asked to rank the local search platforms of major U.S. print publishers from best to worst, all 12 respondents ranked YELLOWPAGES.COM No. 1. The findings underscore YELLOWPAGES.COM's leadership in local search and highlight the value created by connecting advertisers with customers anywhere, anytime.

    "We're excited and encouraged by the findings of the survey," said Matt Crowley, chief marketing officer of YELLOWPAGES.COM. "The study validates our investment and commitment to consumers and advertisers. We believe our multichannel approach to local search is a key driver. Whether it is via http://www.yellowpages.com/, our mobile search applications, the YELLOWPAGES.COM local search toolbar or video profiles (listings.yellowpages.com/store/business-marketing/video-ads/productid6.aspx), our goal is to deliver the best interactive advertising tools for businesses to reach consumers who are ready to buy."

    According to the Deutsche Bank research report, "YELLOWPAGES.COM's top ranking is due to being viewed as a superior lead-generation vehicle compared to the other websites." Survey respondents saw the most traffic and highest conversion from YELLOWPAGES.COM. The scale, scope and brand were called out as key advantages. According to one respondent, "YELLOWPAGES.COM by far and away, produces the most leads -- the others are not even close."

    YELLOWPAGES.COM is the No. 28 Web site according to comScore's ranking of the top U.S. Web domains in August 2008. More information about YELLOWPAGES.COM's mobile search applications can be found at http://www.yellowpages.com/iphone. YELLOWPAGES.COM's toolbar can be downloaded from http://www.yellowpages.com/products/toolbar. Information on YELLOWPAGES.COM's leading advertising solutions can be found at http://listings.yellowpages.com/.

    YELLOWPAGES.COM bolsters AT&T's industry-leading portfolio of services that provide local and nationwide residential and business information to consumers and advertising solutions to national and small businesses. AT&T also offers 411, a premier caller-paid directory-assistance service, and 1-800-YellowPages, a free directory-assistance service, and owns the world's largest print publisher in terms of revenue.

    (1) Deutsche Bank, "Yellow Pages: Frustration in National Channel," Aug. 26, 2008 -- Based on a five question online survey of 12 national yellow pages advertisers in conjunction with the telephone directory committee of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA).

    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. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/.

    About YELLOWPAGES.COM

    YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Formed in late 2004, thecompany operates a leading IYP and local search site, http://www.yellowpages.com/. The YELLOWPAGES.COM Nationwide Network provides exposure to more than 41 million monthly unique visitors (comScore Media Metrix, May 2008). *The unique visitor number for the YELLOWPAGES.COM Nationwide Network (Custom Entity) includes unduplicated visitors for the following sites: YELLOWPAGES.COM, Microsoft Live Search and Live Search Maps, MSN Yellow Pages, AOL Yellow Pages, Yahoo! Local, Yahoo! Yellow Pages, AnyWho, Addresses.com and AreaGuides.net.

    Note: This YELLOWPAGES.COM news release and other announcements are available at http://www.yellowpages.com/about/press.

    YELLOWPAGES.COM

    CONTACT: Jodi Bart of YELLOWPAGES.COM, +1-512-495-7173,
    jbart@attnews.us

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    Westchester County Airport Contracts for PASSUR(R) Field Condition Reporting

    GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: PSSR) announced today that Westchester County Airport has contracted for the Field Condition Report (FCR) module, part of the PASSUR(R) OPSnet(TM) Suite, which provides best-of-breed protocols for the efficient and smooth management of an airport during irregular events such as snow and ice, lightning, and construction.

    "To properly serve our tenants and travelers, we feel it's our responsibility to provide this PASSUR collaborative technology, which supplies the most up-to-date airport conditions to all users of our facility, local or distant - helping to ensure a smooth, efficient, and safe airport operation," said Peter Scherrer, Airport Manager of the Westchester County Airport.

    "We believe this new module of our suite of collaborative solutions is a real breakthrough for airports - reducing their workload, while ensuing a coordinated and efficient operation by providing the best and most timely information to: pilots; ground services providers; airline ramp towers and system operations centers; cargo and FBO operators; and other key users of their facilities," said Jim Barry, president and CEO of PASSUR Aerospace.

    PASSUR OPSnet is a secure web portal which uses an advanced PASSUR information database to create instant communication and information sharing with all key players of the airport community in real time, in a secure environment, resulting in coordinated decision making, effective use of resources, and consistent public information -- from any Internet-connected PC. It combines automated updates from the PASSUR radar-based database, with local updates from all key users of the airport facility. PASSUR OPSnet has a proven return on investment, based on studies by Booz Allen Hamilton and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

    Westchester County Airport will be using the Field Condition Report/Master Coordination Screen module, which enables the airport operations center to provide all users of the facility, local and distant, with instant updates about surface conditions, construction advisories, plans for irregular operations, and other time-sensitive information required by the aviation community. It also includes an electronic log of all airfield changes.

    PASSUR OPSnet and FCR are part of the PASSUR 3C Program, designed to provide a single platform from which airports can communicate, coordinate and share consistent information with all of their most important stakeholders in order to maximize efficiencies and airport performance in real time.

    About PASSUR Aerospace, Inc.

    PASSUR Aerospace is changing the way aviation and aerospace information is collected, analyzed, and delivered. PASSUR Aerospace owns and operates a unique database of flight information with proprietary decision-making software, primarily powered by a growing international network of passive radars (PASSURs) located at more than 85 airports worldwide, including 34 of the top 35 U.S. airports - from which it provides PASSUR information, analytics, and decision support tools to improve the financial condition and operational efficiency of organizations. PASSUR Aerospace offers unique user- friendly information, as well as decision support algorithms, which provide innovative commercial air traffic solutions to more than 50 airports, including 8 of the top 10 U.S. airports; to dozens of airlines, including 7 of the top 10 U.S. airlines; and to more than 180 corporate aviation customers, as well as to the U.S. Government. In addition, the company has created and implemented collaborative web-based software that allows the company's customers to instantly share information to improve individual and joint decision-making, creating additional value for those customers.

    Visit PASSUR Aerospace's web site at http://www.passur.com/ for updated products, solutions, and news.

    The forward-looking statements in this news release relating to management's expectations and beliefs are based on preliminary information and management assumptions. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ in material respects, including those related to customer needs, budgetary constraints, competitive pressures, the success of airline trials, the profitable use of the Company's owned PASSURs located at major airports, the Company's maintenance of above average quality of its product and services, as well as potential regulatory changes. Further information regarding factors that could affect the Company's results is contained in the Company's SEC filings, including the October 31, 2007 Form 10K, and the July 31, 2008 10Q.

    Contact: Ron Dunsky (203) 622-4086 rondunsky@passur.com

    PASSUR Aerospace, Inc.

    CONTACT: Ron Dunsky of PASSUR Aerospace, Inc., +1-203-622-4086,
    rondunsky@passur.com

    Web site: http://www.passur.com/




    Allscripts Sells Physicians Interactive Business Unit to Investment FirmSale of Leading Online Physician Education Solution to Perseus, L.L.C. Enables Both Companies to Focus on Their Core Businesses

    CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Physicians Interactive(R) business unit to a fund managed by Perseus, L.L.C., a merchant bank and private equity fund management company.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061005/ALLSCRIPTSLOGO-b )

    The transaction is scheduled to close on or about October 3, 2008, subject to customary closing conditions.

    Physicians Interactive develops online clinical education programs that enable life sciences companies to reach physicians. The company's free, online solutions for healthcare providers deliver timely clinical information and educational programs while building an electronic dialogue between physicians and life sciences companies.

    The acquisition by Perseus Acquisitions Holdings LLC will allow Physicians Interactive to continue to grow its business and more aggressively invest in new opportunities that expand and build upon its current product portfolio. The transaction will allow Allscripts to focus on its core business of providing information and connectivity solutions to physicians and hospitals, which continues to grow. The pending merger of Allscripts with Misys Healthcare would create a new company with a client base of nearly one-third of the practicing physicians in America.

    "This is a win-win for Allscripts and Physicians Interactive," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "The sale of Physicians Interactive is an important step that will enable Allscripts to concentrate our resources on achieving our goals, while providing Physicians Interactive the right opportunity to continue to develop its set of solutions."

    "We are very excited to acquire Physicians Interactive," said Norman Selby, Senior Managing Director of Perseus, LLC. "We plan to build on the strengths that Physicians Interactive already has and invest aggressively to increase the value it provides to physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers, and the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies that want to reach them. Our goal is to create a company that has the leading suite of alternative channel marketing and sales products and programs to serve pharmaceutical, biotech and device customers, including direct mail, eDetailing, video detailing, eCME, market research, surveys, eSampling, eNewsletters, blogs and social networking."

    As part of the transaction, Allscripts President Lee Shapiro will assume a seat on the board of directors of Perseus Acquisitions Holdings LLC.

    Additionally, Allscripts and Perseus/Physicians Interactive have signed an agreement to explore innovative and unique offerings that leverage Allscripts strengths as the leading provider of Electronic Health Records and ePrescribing solutions for physicians, and Physicians Interactive's strengths in communicating with and educating providers.

    About Perseus

    Perseus, L.L.C. is a merchant bank and private equity fund management company with offices in Washington, D.C., New York and Munich. Since its inception in 1995, Perseus has invested in numerous buyout and growth equity transactions in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Perseus manages seven investment funds with capital commitments totaling approximately $2.0 billion.

    About Physicians Interactive

    Physicians Interactive builds an electronic dialogue with healthcare professionals by utilizing technology platforms and online interactive programs to deliver valuable education and promotion about medical products and disease states. Since 1996, Physicians Interactive has developed over 950 online programs for more than 150 brands throughout every stage of the product life cycle. Physicians Interactive's client list includes nearly 75 pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, including nine of the top 10 worldwide pharmaceutical corporations. For more information, visit http://www.physiciansinteractive.com/.

    About Allscripts

    Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The company's unique solutions inform, connect and transform healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000 physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics, hospitals and extended care facilities nationwide utilize Allscripts to automate everyday tasks such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient care, managing billing and scheduling, and safely discharging patients, as well as to connect with key information and stakeholders in the healthcare system. To learn more, visit Allscripts at http://www.allscripts.com/.

    This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are developed by combining currently available information with Allscripts beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance. Because Allscripts cannot predict all of the risks and uncertainties that may affect it, or control the ones it does predict, Allscripts' actual results may be materially different from the results expressed in its forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect Allscripts, see the Company's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov/.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061005/ALLSCRIPTSLOGO-b
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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

    CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217, or
    dan.michelson@allscripts.com, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager-Public Relations,
    +1-312-506-1216, or todd.stein@allscripts.com, both for Allscripts; Nancy
    Kavadas, Director of Marketing of Perseus-Physicians Interactive,
    +1-312-961-2018, or nancy.kavadas@physiciansinteractive.com

    Web site: http://www.allscripts.com/
    http://www.physiciansinteractive.com/




    Lightwave Logic, Inc. CEO Sends Open Letter to Shareholders

    WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: LWLG) ( http://www.lightwavelogic.com/ ), a technology company focused on the development of electro-optic polymer materials for applications in high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications and optical computing, announced today that Jim Marcelli, its chief executive officer sent the following open letter to its shareholders:

    Open Letter to Lightwave Logic, Inc. Shareholders Shareholders:

    I am writing you at this time to update you on the progress of our company and to share with you my thoughts and observations on the eve of my 50th day in office as chief executive officer of Lightwave Logic, Inc.

    As you are all aware, our company is on the verge of breaking through a scientific barrier that some scientists thought could not be penetrated. Based upon our previous testing, coupled with our continuing technical progress, I am optimistic that breaking this barrier is within our company's reach. Our intellectual property is our strength, and we believe our pending patent applications, both domestic and foreign, will have important advantages over current technologies in the high speed telecommunications and computation markets, both with regard to total cost, speed and high temperature stability.

    We are a small, development stage technology company creating break through electro-optic polymer materials, and our company faces many challenges ahead. As our company moves forward, our primary focus will be on building a strong financial foundation and organization in order to take the fullest possible advantage of our technology and maximize shareholder value. To this end, we are currently evaluating and updating our business plan and marketing plan.

    We recently evaluated our outside relationships and found it to be in our best interest to strengthen our relationship with our strategic partner Photon-X and to utilize their technical expertise to assist us with our material processing and product development. Working with Photon-X, we are now in the process of converting our molecular materials into unique films and devices. We are also working with Dr. C.C. Teng, who is preparing to perform our (r33) performance testing, and Dr. Robert Norwood, who will perform independent (r33) performance test verification at the University of Arizona.

    In 2006, prior independent (r33) performance testing conducted by the University of Arizona confirmed that our electro-optic polymer material significantly outperformed other known materials. Since that time, we found it necessary to make a minor alteration to our molecule and to incorporate additional process changes in order to successfully manufacture additional testing material, which ultimately set back our timetable. We are again moving forward at this time, and we hope to achieve success shortly.

    This is an exciting time for our company, and I truly believe that great opportunity lies ahead for us. Thank you for your patience, and I appreciate all of your confidence and support.

    Sincerely, Jim Marcelli, Chief Executive Officer September 19, 2008 About Lightwave Logic, Inc.

    Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a development stage company, moving toward prototype demonstration and commercialization of its high-activity, high-stability organic polymers for applications in electro-optical device markets. Electro-optical devices convert data from electric signals into optical signals for use in high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications systems and optical computers. Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a portfolio company of Universal Capital Management, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: UCMT) . Please visit the Company's website, http://www.lightwavelogic.com/ , for more information.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "explores," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing various engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, and various other factors beyond the Company's control.

    Lightwave Logic, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jim Marcelli, Lightwave Logic, Inc., +1-719-339-1310

    Web site: http://www.lightwavelogic.com/




    iFinix Corp. Letter to Its Shareholders

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iFinix Corp. (Pink Sheets: INIX), a provider of real-time financial information and services to active traders and to the securities industry, thanks its shareholders.

    To all iFinix Shareholders,

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our shareholders for their loyalty and support during this challenging period of transition since the passing of iFinix founder Dhruvanand Budhu. As CEO, I was put in the challenging position of having to re-evaluate the status of the company. I appreciate everyone's patience while we went through this process.

    However, this week has been an exciting week in the life of iFinix -- new board members -- tough decisions -- new directions. As we move forward, we endeavor to continue to enhance shareholder value in the company and we all are hoping to see this progress reflected in the market. However we cannot control the price per share. But what we can control is our ability to carve out greater profitability from our already completed and proposed acquisitions.

    I am pleased to report that we have been able to move forward without having to dilute the company's shares outstanding. It is my belief that iFinix for the first time in its existence can survive on its own revenues. Moreover, we expect to achieve all our recently mentioned goals without having to increase the number of shares in the float.

    In the near future, we look forward to filing our 15c-211 and announce other major developments as they are completed. In the interim I am always available to communicate directly with the public. Have a great weekend.

    Yours truly, Benhope Munroe About iFinix Corp.:

    iFinix is a diversified information technology services and solutions company with expertise in systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure and server technology. iFinix has established a product line that delivers financial and business information with streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics to professionals and active individual investors. The company's suite of products includes iFinix RealTime, iFinix Trader and eFinix. Visit http://www.ifinix.com/

    Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

    This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of iFinix Corporation to be materially different from the statements made herein.

    Contact: iFinix Corporation Investor Relations 516-504-3981 x301

    iFinix Corp.

    CONTACT: investors, iFinix Corporation, +1-516-504-3981, ext. 301

    Web site: http://www.ifinix.com/




    AT&T Wins Four ATLANTIC-ACM 2008 U.S. Carrier Excellence Awards for Metro Retail Products and Services

    DALLAS, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. today announced that AT&T received four 2008 U.S. Metro Retail Carrier Excellence Awards from ATLANTIC-ACM, a Boston-based industry-research consultancy. The awards, which are based on customer feedback, were presented on September 17 after the Goldman Sachs' Communicopia in New York City.

    AT&T won awards in the following categories: -- Brand -- Network -- Small Business Voice Quality and Price -- Large Business and Enterprise Voice Quality and Price

    "AT&T consistently earns high marks from customers in this study, and has used the information to improve in other areas," said Dr. Judy Reed Smith, CEO of ATLANTIC-ACM. "AT&T continues to set a high bar among incumbent carriers by offering a portfolio of high quality products and services that customers appreciate."

    The ATLANTIC-ACM Metro research is an industry-wide, survey-based study that enables customers to provide feedback on multiple carriers. The survey asks customers to rate the carriers they work with, on a 1 to 10 scale, in a number of service and product categories. The awards are based on the average score each carrier received for each service and product category, and awards were presented to the highest scoring incumbent, and the highest scoring metro/fiber provider.

    "These awards confirm our customers recognize the strength of the AT&T network and the value of our industry-leading voice and data services," said William Archer, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Global Business Services. "When our customers talk, we listen. Their feedback has allowed us to deliver personalized service along with our award-winning network. Our customers can be confident that we understand and value their business."

    As a global leader, AT&T delivers a full portfolio of end-to-end reliable and highly secure network, voice, data and IP solutions. AT&T is the communications provider of choice among large businesses, serving millions of business customers on six continents, including all of the Fortune 1000. AT&T offers global, national, midsize and small business customers -- as well as wholesale and government customers -- a reliable U.S.-based provider of integrated, high-quality and competitively priced services worldwide.

    More information on AT&T Global Business Services can be found at http://www.business.att.com/.

    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. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/.

    (C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

    Note: This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael Lordi, +1-908-234-6071, mobile, +1-908-329-4854,
    mlordi@attnews.us, for AT&T; or Janet Wyles of AT&T, +1-908-234-6067, Mobile,
    +1-732-331-6754, wyles@att.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. to Report First Quarter, Fiscal 2009 Results on October 14, 2008

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. will announce financial results for the first quarter ended August 31, 2008 on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, after the market close. The Company will hold a conference call the same day at 5:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss the results. Participating in the call will be Brian Beckwith, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael DeMarco, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

    Conference Call and Webcast Details: Live Conference Call Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 5:00pm Eastern Time US: 800-638-4930 International: 617-614-3944 Participant Passcode: 43572739

    Live Audio Webcast: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/playerlink.zhtml?c=184416&s=wm&e=1978234

    Webcast Replay (available approximately two hours after conference call ends through October 13, 2009)

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/playerlink.zhtml?c=184416&s=wm&e=1978234 Dial-in Audio Replay (available approximately two hours after conference call ends through October 21, 2008) Dial In: 888-286-8010 International: 617-801-6888 Passcode: 38981456 About Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc.

    Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. is a publisher and marketer of print and electronic educational materials for the K-12 school market. The Company focuses its efforts in two market areas:

    Test Preparation, Assessment, and Instruction Product Group -- Test Preparation and Assessment: We create and sell state-customized, print and electronic, test preparation and assessment materials that help teachers prepare students for success in school and for required state proficiency tests, grades 2-12. -- Instruction: We produce and sell proprietary state-customized print worktexts and print and web-based delivered assessments, for Grades 2-8. These products provide students with in-depth instruction and practice in reading, language arts, and mathematics. In addition, our backlist remedial and multicultural products are included in this group. College Preparation Product Group -- We distribute and publish instructional materials that meet the required academic standards for high schools honors, college preparation, and Advanced Placement courses. We are the exclusive high school distributor for two major college publishers. We also publish our own proprietary college preparation supplements and ancillary materials.

    The Company's proprietary products are supplemental in nature. They are predominately soft-cover, high gross profit margin titles that can be sold efficiently through the Company's direct sales force, as well as through catalogs, direct mail, telemarketing, and independent commission sales representatives. Distributed products are both basal and supplemental in nature.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company and its markets as defined in section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including (1) demand from major customers, (2) effects of competition, (3) changes in product or customer mix or revenues and in the level of operating expenses, (4) rapidly changing technologies and the Company's ability to respond thereto, (5) the impact of competitive products and pricing, (6) local and state levels of educational spending, (7) ability to retain qualified personnel, (8) ability to retain its distribution agreements in the College Preparation market, (9) the sufficiency of the Company's copyright protection, and (10) ability to continue to rely on the services of a third party warehouse, and other factors as discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this report. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by the Company in this press release and the reports the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect the Company's business and results of operations.

    Peoples Education, Inc., Saddle Brook, NJ Investor Contact: Michael DeMarco Press Contact: Michael DeMarco Phone: 201-712-0090 investorrelations@peoplesed.com

    Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael DeMarco, Peoples Education, Inc., +1-201-712-0090,
    investorrelations@peoplesed.com

    Web Site: http://www.peoplespublishing.com/




    Webb Interactive Services, Inc. Reports Agreement for Sale of Jabber, Inc.

    DENVER, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Webb Interactive Services, Inc. (Pink Sheets: WEBB) today announced that Cisco Systems, Inc. has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Jabber, Inc., a minority-owned subsidiary of Webb. The acquisition is subject to various conditions and is expected to close in the first half of Cisco's fiscal year 2009, which ends in January 2009.

    Based on a preliminary estimate of the proceeds available to Webb following the closing, Webb expects to be able to make a cash distribution to its shareholders of approximately $0.32 per share.

    Webb Interactive Services, Inc.

    CONTACT: Lindley Branson, +1-612-632-3024, for Webb Interactive
    Services, Inc.




    DreamWorks Animation to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Results and Host Earnings Conference Call

    GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that the Company's third quarter results will be released on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, after the market close.

    DreamWorks Animation will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1093 in the U.S. and (612) 332-0228 internationally and identifying "DreamWorks Animation Earnings" to the operator. The call will also be available via live webcast at http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/.

    A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the call ends on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 in the U.S. and (320) 365-3844 internationally and enter 961531 as the conference ID number. Both the earnings release and archived webcast will be available on the Company's website at http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/.

    About DreamWorks Animation SKG

    DreamWorks Animation is principally devoted to developing and producing computer generated, or CG, animated feature films. With world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced CG filmmaking technology and techniques, DreamWorks Animation makes high quality CG animated films meant for a broad movie-going audience. The Company has theatrically released a total of sixteen animated feature films, including "Shrek," "Shrek 2," "Shark Tale," "Madagascar," "Over the Hedge," "Shrek the Third," "Bee Movie" and "Kung Fu Panda." "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" opens in theaters on November 7, 2008 and "Monsters vs. Aliens," the Company's first film produced in 3D, is slated for a domestic release date of March 27, 2009.

    Contact: DreamWorks Animation Investor Relations (818) 695-3900 ir@dreamworksanimation.com Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    This document includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company's plans, prospects, strategies, proposals and our beliefs and expectations concerning performance of our current and future releases and anticipated talent, directors and storyline for our upcoming films and other projects, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of the business of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. These risks and uncertainties include: audience acceptance of our films, our dependence on the success of a limited number of releases each year, the increasing cost of producing and marketing feature films, piracy of motion pictures, the effect of rapid technological change or alternative forms of entertainment and our need to protect our proprietary technology and enhance or develop new technology. In addition, due to the uncertainties and risks involved in the development and production of animated feature projects, the release dates for the projects described in this document may be delayed. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. DreamWorks Animation is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

    DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

    CONTACT: DreamWorks Animation Investor Relations, +1-818-695-3900,
    ir@dreamworksanimation.com

    Web site: http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/




    Laser Energetics Raises $1.1 Million at $0.08 Per Share New Founder's Message and Company Update Available on Company Website

    PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Laser Energetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LNGT - News) announced today that the Company has successfully raised, in a private placement, $1.1 million from accredited investors. The investors purchased their shares at $0.08 per share, and also received warrants to purchase additional shares at $0.12 per share, together with profit participation in the recently acquired technology, in which the exciting details will be announce next week.

    In addition, the Company has announced that Robert D. Battis, Founder and CEO of Laser Energetics, has posted a Founder's Message on the Company website. Mr. Battis provides an update on the Company's status, and also provides new information relating to the Company's efforts to finalize a larger financing with other investors, including Beryl Wolk. The new Founder's Message may be found at http://www.laserenergetics.com/

    About Laser Energetics, Inc.:

    Laser Energetics has and continues to develop a comprehensive and strategic laser product line that addresses laser applications in Industry, Science, Medicine, Homeland Security and the Military. The Company has had a primary focus on its Alexandrite laser technology.

    Safe Harbor: Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage company who continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

    Laser Energetics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Dan Schall, Investor Relations, Laser Energetics, Inc.,
    +1-877-736-6907

    Web Site: http://www.laserenergetics.com/




    Valeo Presents Safe4U(TM), its New Front End Module With Improved Pedestrian Protection

    PARIS, September 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeo presents Safe4U(TM), an innovative new front end module that reduces the severity of pedestrian injury by 20-40%.

    Made of energy-absorbing materials such as malleable steel, its architecture optimizes the passive protection of the vehicle's occupants and pedestrians, and allows automakers to meet the new European Pedestrian Impact Phase 2 standard, which comes into force in 2010.

    Safe4U(TM) also has an active pedestrian detection system using a radar placed above the upper crosspiece and two cameras, one on each side of the bumper, which can distinguish pedestrians from other hazards. Once it has identified the risk of collision, two actuators release the upper crosspiece from its supports in under 100 milliseconds. This allows the upper part of the front end to swing back, limiting the maximum effort and spreading it over a longer distance. The system is reversible: if the impact does not take place, the actuators move back into position and reconstitute the front end.

    Safe4U(TM) is an integral part of the Driving Assistance Domain that develops solutions for improving vehicle safety.

    Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks. Valeo ranks among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group has 122 plants, 61 R&D centers, 9 distribution centers and employs 59,700 people in 28 countries worldwide.

    Valeo Management Services

    For all additional information, please contact: Claire Vidal Pilo, Product and Technology Media Relations, Tel.: +33-1-40-55-21-26, claire.vidal-pilo@valeo.com; Sylvie Delion, Product and Technology Media Relations, Tel.: +33-1-40-55-20-96, sylvie.delion@valeo.com




    Valeo Presents Safe4U(TM), its New Front End Module With Improved Pedestrian Protection

    PARIS, September 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo presents Safe4U(TM), an innovative new front end module that reduces the severity of pedestrian injury by 20-40%.

    Made of energy-absorbing materials such as malleable steel, its architecture optimizes the passive protection of the vehicle's occupants and pedestrians, and allows automakers to meet the new European Pedestrian Impact Phase 2 standard, which comes into force in 2010.

    Safe4U(TM) also has an active pedestrian detection system using a radar placed above the upper crosspiece and two cameras, one on each side of the bumper, which can distinguish pedestrians from other hazards. Once it has identified the risk of collision, two actuators release the upper crosspiece from its supports in under 100 milliseconds. This allows the upper part of the front end to swing back, limiting the maximum effort and spreading it over a longer distance. The system is reversible: if the impact does not take place, the actuators move back into position and reconstitute the front end.

    Safe4U(TM) is an integral part of the Driving Assistance Domain that develops solutions for improving vehicle safety.

    Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks. Valeo ranks among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group has 122 plants, 61 R&D centers, 9 distribution centers and employs 59,700 people in 28 countries worldwide.

    Valeo Management Services

    CONTACT: For all additional information, please contact: Claire Vidal
    Pilo, Product and Technology Media Relations, Tel.: +33-1-40-55-21-26,
    claire.vidal-pilo@valeo.com; Sylvie Delion, Product and Technology Media
    Relations, Tel.: +33-1-40-55-20-96, sylvie.delion@valeo.com




    Valeo présente Safe4U(TM), son nouveau module de face avant pour une meilleure sécurité des piétons

    PARIS, September 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeo présente Safe4U(TM), son nouveau module de face avant innovant qui permet de réduire de 20 à 40 % la sévérité des blessures des piétons.

    Son architecture optimise la protection passive des passagers et des piétons grâce à une structure et à des matériaux, tel que l'acier déformable, qui absorbent l'énergie. Ainsi Valeo permet déjà aux constructeurs de répondre à la future norme européenne choc piéton phase II, qui sera en application à partir de 2010.

    Ce nouveau système possède de plus un dispositif actif qui détecte les piétons grâce au radar placé sur la traverse supérieure et à deux caméras situées de chaque côté du pare-choc. Il permet de distinguer les piétons des autres obstacles. Lorsque le risque de collision avec un piéton est avéré, deux actionneurs désolidarisent la traverse supérieure de ses supports en moins de 100 millisecondes. La partie supérieure de la face avant peut ainsi basculer vers l'arrière, ce qui limite l'effort maximal et le répartit sur une course plus longue. Ce système est également réversible : si le choc n'est pas effectif, les actionneurs se remettent en place et ainsi la face avant se reconsolide.

    Safe4U(TM) fait partie intégrante du Domaine Aide à la Conduite de Valeo qui développe des solutions d'amélioration à la sécurité des véhicules.

    Valeo est un Groupe industriel indépendant entièrement focalisé sur la conception, la fabrication et la vente de composants, systèmes intégrés et modules pour les automobiles et poids lourds. Valeo se classe parmi les premiers équipementiers mondiaux. Le Groupe possède 122 sites de production, 61 centres de Recherche et Développement et 9 centres de distribution et emploie 59.700 collaborateurs dans 28 pays.

    Valeo Management Services

    Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez contacter : Claire Vidal Pilo, Presse Produits et Technologies Tél.: +33-1-40-55-21-26, claire.vidal-pilo@valeo.com; Sylvie Delion, Presse Produits et Technologies Tél. : +33-1-40-55-20-96, sylvie.delion@valeo.com




    LDK Solar Announces Filing of Shelf Registration Statement and Proposed Follow-on Public Offering of American Depositary Shares

    XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. , a manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, announced today that it filed a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission providing for the offering on a delayed or continuous basis of equity and debt securities. In addition, LDK Solar filed a preliminary prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed follow-on public offering of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), each representing one ordinary share. LDK expects the offering size to be approximately US$150 million. The ADSs to be sold in the offering are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

    LDK Solar expects to use approximately 60% of its net proceeds to fund the construction of its polysilicon manufacturing plant, approximately 30% to fund the capacity expansion of its wafer production facilities and 10% to fund other general corporate activities.

    UBS AG and Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. are acting as joint bookrunners for the offering. LDK Solar's F-3 registration statement and preliminary prospectus supplement are available from the SEC website at: http://www.sec.gov/.

    A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting: UBS Securities LLC, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10171, Attn: Prospectus Department (888-827-7275, ext. 3884). This press release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Any offers of the above securities will be made pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

    About LDK Solar

    LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, LDK Solar provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, LDK Solar's ability to raise additional capital to finance LDK Solar's activities; the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of its products; the future trading of the securities of LDK Solar; the ability of LDK Solar to operate as a public company; the period of time for which its current liquidity will enable LDK Solar to fund its operations; LDK Solar's ability to protect its proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the volatility of LDK Solar's operating results and financial condition; LDK Solar's ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in LDK Solar's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about LDK Solar and the industry. These statements are based upon information available to LDK Solar's management as of the date hereof. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results because of certain risks and uncertainties.

    LDK Solar undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although LDK Solar believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they cannot assure you that their expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

    LDK Solar

    CONTACT: Lisa Laukkanen of The Blueshirt Group, +1-415-217-4967,
    lisa@blueshirtgroup.com, for LDK Solar; or Jack Lai, Executive VP and CFO of
    LDK Solar Co., Ltd., +1-408-245-8801, IR@ldksolar.com

    Web site: http://www.ldksolar.com/




    FairPoint to Present at the Deutsche Bank Sixteenth Annual Leveraged Finance Conference

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. today announced it will present at the Deutsche Bank Sixteenth Annual Leveraged Finance Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Thursday, September 25th at 1:30 p.m. local Arizona time, or 4:30 p.m. EDT. Representing FairPoint will be Al Giammarino, executive vice president and chief financial officer and Tom Griffin, vice president and treasurer.

    A live webcast of the event will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at http://www.fairpoint.com/ . An online replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the presentation and will be available for 30 days.

    About FairPoint

    FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. FairPoint is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP. Learn more at http://www.fairpoint.com/ .

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements by FairPoint that are not based on historical fact, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions and statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results, events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such factors include those risks described from time to time in FairPoint's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including, without limitation, the risks described in FairPoint's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q on file with the SEC. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. All information is current as of the date this press release is issued, and FairPoint undertakes no duty to update this information.

    Investor Contact: Brett Ellis (866) 377-3747 bellis@fairpoint.com Media Contact: Rose Cummings (704) 840-5202 rcummings@fairpoint.com

    FairPoint Communications, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Brett Ellis, +1-866-377-3747,
    bellis@fairpoint.com, Media Contact: Rose Cummings, +1-704-840-5202,
    rcummings@fairpoint.com, both of FairPoint Communications, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.fairpoint.com/




    Smart Move, Inc. Completes Issuance of $1.5 Million in Equity From Restricted Common Stock and Debt Conversion

    DENVER, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Move, Inc. today announced that the restricted securities described in the Company's 8K filed on August 1, 2008 have been approved for listing on the American Stock Exchange. The Company previously received the $750,000 gross subscription amount and an election to convert $740,000 of debt to restricted common stock from one investor. Completion of the transaction remained subject to the Amex listing approval which was received September 18, 2008. Chris Sapyta, CEO, stated, "It is very encouraging to receive this support from one of our significant shareholders as we remain focused on continuing the growth of our company."

    About Smart Move, Inc.

    Smart Move is an innovative logistics company providing services through deployment of a fleet of Company-owned, SmartVault(TM) shipping containers to execute the movement of goods. Smart Move utilizes its proprietary and licensed technologies to efficiently manage its fleet of assets, providing superior security, scheduling flexibility and expedited service on behalf of its customers and alliance partners. Smart Move sells its services direct to moving consumers as well as providing moving capacity and guaranteed logistic services to van lines and agents nation wide. Smart Move has operations in the top 60 cities in the USA and its services are available to over 92% of the US population. Visit Smart Move's web site at http://www.gosmartmove.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement Under The U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995 Certain statements in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements such as statements relating to future operating results, existing and expected competition, financing and refinancing sources and availability and plans for future development or expansion activities and capital expenditures. These "forward-looking statements" are within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In many but not all cases you can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "should," "will" and "would" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the company's expectations, beliefs, or intentions about the future, and are based on information available to the company at this time. Smart Move assumes no obligation to update any of these statements and specifically declines any obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may significantly affect our liquidity and results in the future and, accordingly, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those related to the success of our capital raising efforts and other risk factors described from time to time in the company's periodic reports, including its annual report filed on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2007 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2008 and June 30, 2008.

    Investor Relations Contact: Pete Bloomquist Smart Move, Inc. 303-339-9558

    Smart Move, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Pete Bloomquist of Smart Move, Inc.,
    +1-303-339-9558

    Web site: http://www.gosmartmove.com/




    Ideiasnet -- Material Fact

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEIASNET S.A., a publicly held company headquartered at Rua Visconde de Piraja, 572, salao 401/parte, Rio de Janeiro, Corporate Taxpayer's ID (CNPJ) no. 02.365.069/0001-44 ("Ideiasnet"), pursuant to CVM Rule no. 358/02, announces its shareholders and the market in general that Officer Distribuidora de Produtos de Informatica S.A. ("Officer"), indirectly controlled by Ideiasnet, held an Extraordinary General Meeting which authorized the purchase of Ideiasnet's shares by Officer, observing the following conditions ("Transaction"):

    Officer will acquire up to five million (5,000,000) common shares, and it is certain that Ideiasnet does not hold shares in treasury, and the number of shares to be acquired is lower than the legal limit of 10% of outstanding shares in the market.

    The Transaction will be carried out at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange -- BOVESPA and will observe the limits and conditions set forth in CVM Rule 10/80 and subsequent amendments, pursuant to article 244, paragraph 1 of Law 6,404/76, and it shall be intermediated by the following financial institutions: Itau Corretora de Valores S.A., Bradesco S.A. C.T.V.M., and BB Gestao de Recursos - D.T.V.M. S.A.

    The purpose of the Transaction is the efficient use of funds available at Officer due to the pricing of Ideiasnet's shares at BOVESPA.

    The Transaction will occur in up to 365 days, counted as of September 23, 2008, with conclusion on September 22, 2009.

    Rio de Janeiro, September 18, 2008 Rodin Spielmann de Sa Investor Relations Officer

    Ideiasnet S.A.

    CONTACT: Ideiasnet Investor Relations, ri@ideiasnet.com.br,
    +011-55-21-3206-9234




    AT&T Doubles Size of 3G Wireless Footprint in Rochester AreaNation's Fastest 3G Network Now Available to More Customers in Western New York

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watch video on the go. Surf the wireless Internet at lightning speed. Share live video during a wireless call. These are just a few of the things you can do with AT&T's third-generation (3G) wireless service. Today, AT&T Inc. announced the expansion of the company's third-generation (3G) high speed wireless network in the Rochester Metro area to encompass all of Monroe County as well as expanded areas within Wayne, Ontario and Livingston Counties. This dramatic network expansion gives more consumers and businesses in the greater Rochester area mobile broadband-like speeds and access to the latest interactive voice, video and data applications. AT&T operates the nation's fastest 3G network, according to data compiled by leading independent wireless research firms.

    With this recent network investment, AT&T's high speed 3G network now delivers mobile broadband capability and enhanced in-building coverage to customers in, Walworth, Ontario Center, Marion, Palmyra in Wayne County, as well as Victor, Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Holcomb, East and West Bloomfield, Farmington, Shortsville in Ontario County, and southwest to Caledonia and Geneseo in Livingston County. The new 3G coverage will also benefit students at SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Brockport. These enhancements complement AT&T's existing 3G coverage in Rochester, Brighton, Irondequoit, East Rochester, Fairport, Greece, Gates Center, North Gates, Pittsford and Webster.

    In addition, AT&T has added new cell sites in the area including a site in Webster and at St. John Fisher College in Rochester this year.

    "Our recent 3G network expansion is a significant one for our customers, not only here in the greater Rochester area, but across New York State," said Bob Holliday, vice president and general manager for AT&T's wireless unit in upstate New York. "3G not only enhances the wireless experience for consumers, but also helps businesses of all sizes as well as government and social sector entities improve their remote productivity and efficiency by having mobile broadband speeds available to workers in the field."

    AT&T 3G network is now available in 320 U.S. major metropolitan areas. The company will deliver 3G service to nearly 350 leading U.S. markets by the end of 2008.

    For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit http://www.att.com/. 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. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/.

    (C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

    Note: This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Kate MacKinnon of AT&T, +1-508-271-8442,
    kate.mackinnon@att.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    Lyme, Connecticut Residents to Benefit from Verizon Wireless Network ExpansionInvesting to Stay Ahead of Growing Demand for Wireless Voice, Multimedia and Internet Access

    LYME, Conn., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in New London County, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site. The new site increases wireless voice and data coverage and capacity along Grassy Hill and Beaver Brook Roads in Lyme, Connecticut, as well as the surrounding area.

    Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services like BroadbandAccess and V CAST. Regionally the company has invested over $2.2 billion into its New England network, including over $100 million during the first six months of 2008. As a result of these investments, every Verizon Wireless cell site in New England provides wireless broadband connectivity.

    "We've always believed that even the most advanced cell phone is only as good as the network it runs on," said director for Network Systems Performance for Verizon Wireless, Richard Enright. "We continue to aggressively invest into our wireless networks across New England to increase coverage and capacity for our customers."

    BroadbandAccess offers computer users the nation's most reliable high-speed wireless mobile broadband network, operating at average upload speeds between 500 and 800 kbps, and download speeds between 600 kbps and 1.4 mbps over Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess with EV-DO Revision A network. V CAST brings video clips of TV shows, music on demand and other multimedia services to wireless phones.

    Strong demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the second quarter of 2008 as the company added 1.5 million net new customers and, for the fifteenth consecutive quarter, reported the lowest customer turnover (highest customer loyalty) rate in the wireless industry.

    The company's 'nation's most reliable wireless network' reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the "can you hear me now" national advertising campaign. Nationally, these test men and women drive nearly 100 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts, to confirm that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Michael Murphy of Verizon Wireless, +1-781-932-1213,
    Michael.Murphy@verizonwireless.com; or Marcia Simon of Thomson Communications
    for Verizon, +1-860-399-0191

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia




    Referring Travel Agents Attend Funshine East Travel Trade ShowYTB Event Included Travel Seminar by Marc Mancini with Over 1,500 Participants

    WOOD RIVER, Ill., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YTB International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: YTBLA) ("YTB" or the "Company"), a leading provider of Internet-based travel websites and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, and the Bahamas, today announced that YTB Travel Network, one of its subsidiaries, held the most successful travel trade show in its history September 12-13.

    Held in Orlando, Florida, this 2-day travel trade show included 39 travel vendors with 20 different travel seminars. One of the highlights of the event was a travel training session led by Dr. Marc Mancini with more than 1,500 RTAs in attendance. Dr. Mancini, one of the travel industry's most highly respected and best-known speakers, educators, and consultants, has been responsible for designing YTB's web-based training program.

    "As the training opportunities for RTAs increase, so do our travel bookings," said J. Kim Sorensen, CEO of YTB Travel Network. "The Funshine Travel Trade Shows have consistently grown in popularity as our RTAs take advantage of the opportunity to grow in their knowledge of suppliers, sales skills and destination knowledge."

    Travel vendors such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Trafalgar Tours, Funjet Vacations, and Princess Cruise Lines presented training seminars for the attending RTAs. Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) participated by providing an educational session on their programs. Sorensen added, "These types of training events will help give our RTAs a competitive advantage with travel bookings and will help us capture a larger share of the market."

    About YTB International

    Recognized as the 26th largest seller of travel in the U.S. in 2007 by Travel Weekly, YTB International, Inc. provides Internet-based travel booking services for home-based independent representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Canada, Bermuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    YTB International, Inc. operates through three subsidiaries: YourTravelBiz.com, Inc., YTB Travel Network, Inc., and REZconnect Technologies, Inc. YourTravelBiz.com focuses on selling online travel websites through a nationwide network of independent business people, known as 'Reps.' YTB Travel Network establishes and maintains travel vendor relationships, processes travel transactions of online travel agents and affiliates, collects travel commissions and pays sales commissions. Each RTA directs consumers to the YTB Internet-based travel website. REZconnect Technologies hosts a travel agency for traditional travel agents and offers franchises of brick and mortar travel agencies. For more information, visit http://www.ytbi.com/investor.

    Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.

    Media Contact: Marcia Dempsey Director of Public Relations YourTravelBiz.com 618.216.4646 mdempsey@ytb.com ytbi.com/investor/ Investor Contact: Yemi Rose /Garth Russell KCSA Strategic Communications 212/896.1233 / 212.896.1250

    YTB International, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Marcia Dempsey, Director of Public Relations of
    YourTravelBiz.com, +1-618-216-4646, mdempsey@ytb.com; or Investors, Yemi Rose,
    +1-212-896-1233, or Garth Russell, +1-212-896-1250, both of KCSA Strategic
    Communications, all for YTB International, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.ytb.com/
    http://www.ytbi.com/investor
    http://www.yourtravelbiz.com/




    Studio One Media Launches Its First MyStudio Video Recording Studio in Scottsdale Fashion Square MallNew Technology Concept Offers Professional-Quality Recording Studios to Consumers

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio One Media, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SOMD) officially launches its first MyStudio(R) video recording studio at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Monday, September 29. The first MyStudio -- which allows consumers to create high-quality videos for music, modeling, comedy, auditions, dating, professional resumes and personal greetings -- initiates a planned national rollout beginning with Arizona, California, Nevada, New York and Florida.

    Scottsdale Fashion Square is the premier luxury and fashion regional shopping center in Arizona, with approximately 2 million square feet of retail space, and is among the largest malls in the country. MyStudio will be located in the heart of the mall in the Palm Court. Like many locations planned for MyStudio, Scottsdale Fashion Square is a high-end shopping center featuring luxury retailers including Nordstrom, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, Sony as well as Juicy Couture. Barneys New York is scheduled to open at the mall in Fall 2009. Scottsdale Fashion Square is owned by Macerich, one of the country's largest owners, operators and developers of major retail properties.

    MyStudio is a self-contained, high-definition audio/video recording studio, developed by industry-leading audio, video and lighting engineers, that can revolutionize the quality and breadth of user-generated content for consumers. MyStudio can offer a new mechanism of talent discovery for Hollywood casting agents and modeling agencies and also provide a new revenue stream for the struggling music industry. Contests in the fields of modeling, music and comedy will be offered throughout the year, with details to be announced soon.

    "Scottsdale Fashion Square continues to offer the latest in fashionable shopping and dining. We are happy to be the first shopping center to offer the new MyStudio concept, bringing our customers a totally new and exciting experience," stated Steve Helm, AVP, property management, Scottsdale Fashion Square.

    "We are very excited about partnering with Macerich for the very first MyStudio recording studio and are thrilled to launch in such a premier property. Scottsdale Fashion Square is an icon in Arizona as well as nationally," stated Anna Madrid, vice president of business development & leasing.

    Inside each 10'x10' MyStudio, users can record original compositions or famous songs with a level of quality, ease and convenience never before available to the general public. Users can choose from thousands of popular songs spanning nearly every genre. Videos may be enhanced by selecting from more than a thousand virtual HD backdrops, which appear with the use of Hollywood green-screen technology. The proprietary, patent-pending MyStudio provides professional digital sound through its specially engineered acoustic design, combined with a proprietary audio signal sequencing process.

    Each MyStudio contains five plug-in ports for electrical instruments such as guitar, bass, keyboard, drums or even DJ turntables. The cost is $20 for each four-minute recording session. Each user will receive a DVD of his or her performance within minutes of the end of the session.

    MyStudio is more than just a video recording studio -- it provides a powerful social networking and media distribution tool. Minutes after creating a video, users can view it online at http://www.mystudio.net/, download it to their cell phone and post it online for public viewing. Through partnerships with talent agencies, casting directors, record labels and others, MyStudio can help connect industry pros with fresh talent, and MyStudio users may also soon be able to submit their videos directly to television reality shows.

    For more information and to view MyStudio videos please visit http://www.mystudio.net/.

    This document contains forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include: the ability to complete systems within currently estimated time frames and budgets; the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving and price-competitive marketplace; changes in the nature of telecommunications regulation in the United States and other countries; changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly acquired businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    MyStudio

    CONTACT: Eric Green, +1-310-550-7776, egreen@bwr-la.com, or Mary Kaye
    Daniels, +1-212-901-3920, marykaye.daniels@bwr-ny.com, both for MyStudio

    Web site: http://www.mystudio.net/




    VanceInfo Launches Tianjin Campus

    TIANJIN, China, Sept. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- VanceInfo Technologies Inc. ("VanceInfo"), an IT service provider and one of the leading offshore software development companies in China, today announced it signed an Investment and Cooperation Agreement with Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), China.

    VanceInfo Tianjin, a subsidiary of VanceInfo registered in TEDA, is positioned to be a major training and delivery center for the company. VanceInfo has trained more than 500 interns and trainees in Tianjin since September 2007, and it has acquired Tianjin-based clients in financial services and pharmaceutical industries.

    Tianjin, the closest major city to Beijing, is 100 kilometers southeast of the Capital of China. It can be reached by highways from Beijing within 1.5 hours and by high speed trains within 50 minutes. It has 55 universities and colleges, including such well known names as Nankai University and Tianjin University. In the Investment and Cooperation Agreement, TEDA government agreed to provide support in training subsidies, tax incentives and talent supply to VanceInfo.

    Mr. Chris Chen, Chairman and CEO of VanceInfo, Mr. He Shushan, Chairman of Administrative Commission of TEDA attended the signing ceremony.

    Chris commented, "VanceInfo's business has been growing in full gear. The investment in Tianjin to establish new competency centers and training facilities will greatly enhance our delivery capabilities. This is the latest move to implement our strategy to develop operations in second tier cities near Beijing and Shanghai to support our growth while controlling the costs. Leveraging the talent pool available and the local government support, we believe the launch of our Tianjin campus will add momentum to our continued growth for the years to come."

    About VanceInfo

    VanceInfo Technologies Inc. is an IT service provider and one of the leading offshore software development companies in China. VanceInfo was the first China software development outsourcer listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Company ranked number one among Chinese offshore software development service providers for the North American and European markets as measured by 2007 revenues, according to International Data Corporation, or IDC, a leading independent market research firm.

    VanceInfo's comprehensive range of IT services includes research & development services, enterprise solutions, application development & maintenance, quality assurance & testing, and globalization & localization. VanceInfo provides these services primarily to corporations headquartered in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China, targeting high growth industries such as technology, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, retail and distribution.

    About TEDA

    As one of the 1st national level development zones in China approved by State Council, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area ("TEDA"), after 24 years developing, has gained outstanding achievements and a reputation for most efficient administration. According to Investment Environment Evaluation for National Development Zones in China conducted by Ministry of Commerce, TEDA has been leading in various indexes for many years.

    Tianjin is authorized as one of the Outsourcing Base Cities in China by Ministry of Commerce, where TEDA is certified as the Outsourcing Model Area. With the trend of adjusting and improving China's domestic industrial structures, as the core area of Tianjin Binhai New Area of China, TEDA has explicitly made outsourcing service a focus of its future development. TEDA has proven track record of developing manufacturing sectors in the region and it will now give similar full support to outsourcing services sector.

    TEDA has planned outsourcing services support programs with a fund of RMB 100 million. TEDA will support outsourcing services in terms of subsidies for training, facilities, software, intellectual property protection and funding. In addition, Tianjin Binhai Outsourcing Park, which is located in TEDA, is invested jointly by TEDA government and Dalian Software Park with a total area of 890,000 sq.m. and the office buildings, white-collar apartment, HR training center, living facilities suitable for outsourcing and software companies, in order to provide the most professional and reliable infrastructure for the sector.

    Safe Harbor

    This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as will, should, expects, anticipates, future, intends, plans, believes, estimates, and similar statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in VanceInfo's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form F-1. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of September 19, 2008, and VanceInfo does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

    VanceInfo Technologies Inc.

    CONTACT: Melissa Ning, Director, Investor Relations of VanceInfo
    Technologies Inc., +86-10-8282-5330, or ir@vanceinfo.com




    KEMET Announces Prepayment of Senior Notes

    GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation today announced that it has prepaid its obligations under its 6.66% Senior Notes, including the outstanding principal balance of $40.0 million, together with all accrued interest. The Company had been, and was at the time of the prepayment, in compliance with all the financial covenants under the Senior Notes.

    KEMET Corporation (KEM) applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world. KEMET offers the world's most complete line of surface-mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. KEMET's common stock is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. Additional information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com/ .

    CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal security laws about KEMET Corporation (the "Company") financial condition and results of operations that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets, in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements.

    Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

    Factors that may cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, availability, sourcing and pricing of raw materials, pressures on sales prices and volumes due to competition and economic conditions, reliance on and financial viability of significant customers, operating performance of joint ventures, alliances and other equity investments, technological advancements, employee relations, changes in construction spending, capital expenditures and long-term investments (including those related to unforeseen acquisition opportunities), continued availability of financial resources through financing arrangements and operations, outcomes of pending or threatened legal proceedings, negotiation of new or modifications of existing contracts for asset management and for property and equipment construction and acquisition, regulations governing tax laws, other governmental and authoritative bodies' policies and legislation, and proceeds received from the sale of assets held for disposal. In addition to these representative factors, forward-looking statements could be impacted by general domestic and international economic and industry conditions in the markets where the Company competes, such as changes in currency exchange rates, interest and inflation rates, recession and other economic and political factors over which the Company has no control. Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company's other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contact: Dean W. Dimke Director of Corporate and Investor Communications 954-766-2806 deandimke@kemet.com William M. Lowe, Jr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 864-963-6484 billlowe@kemet.com

    KEMET Corporation

    CONTACT: Dean W. Dimke, Director of Corporate and Investor
    Communications, +1-954-766-2806, deandimke@kemet.com, or William M. Lowe, Jr.,
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, +1-864-963-6484,
    billlowe@kemet.com, both of KEMET Corporation

    Web site: http://www.kemet.com/




    Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited Announces 2008 Interim Results

    HONG KONG, Sept. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (the ''Company'') announced today the unaudited interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2008 prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

    Unaudited consolidated net sales of the Company and its subsidiaries (the ''Group''), including Shenyang Brilliance JinBei Automobile Co., Ltd. (''Shenyang Automotive''), Shenyang XingYuanDong Automobile Component Co., Ltd. (''Xing Yuan Dong''), Ningbo Yuming Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd. (''Ningbo Yuming''), Ningbo Brilliance Ruixing Auto Components Co., Ltd. (''Ruixing''), Mianyang Brilliance Ruian Automotive Components Co., Ltd. (''Ruian''), Shenyang Brilliance Dongxing Automotive Component Co., Ltd. (''Dongxing''), Shenyang ChenFa Automobile Component Co., Ltd. (''ChenFa''), Shenyang Jindong Development Co., Ltd. (''Jindong''), Shanghai Hidea Auto Design Co., Ltd. (''Hidea Auto'') and Shenyang Brilliance Power Train Machinery Co., Ltd. (''Power Train'') for the first six months of 2008 were RMB5,210.1 million (US$736.9 million), representing a 32.7% decrease from RMB7,743.0 million (US$1,001.7 million) for the same period in 2007. The decrease in turnover was primarily due to a decrease in unit sales of Shenyang Automotive's Zhonghua sedans during the period in 2008.

    Shenyang Automotive sold 33,520 minibuses in the first half of 2008, representing a 4.3% decrease from 35,038 units sold during the same period in 2007. Of these vehicles sold, 26,828 were mid-priced minibuses, representing a 9.1% decrease from 29,526 units sold during the same period in 2007. Unit sales of deluxe minibuses increased by 21.4% from 5,512 units in the first half of 2007 to 6,692 units for the corresponding period in 2008. Shenyang Automotive sold 33,221 Zhonghua sedans in the first half of 2008, representing a 44.9% decrease from 60,287 units sold during the corresponding period last year. The Zhonghua Zunchi and Junjie models recorded sales of 7,063 and 24,689 units, respectively, in the first six months of 2008, compared to 19,085 and 41,199 units sold, respectively, during the same period in 2007. The Kubao and Junjie FRV models, which were launched in September 2007 and June 2008, respectively, registered volume sales of 1,063 and 406 units in the first half of 2008, respectively.

    Unaudited cost of sales decreased 31.4% from RMB7,193.6 million (US$930.6 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB4,937.5 million (US$698.4 million) for the same period in 2008. The decrease was primarily due to the decrease in unit sales of Zhonghua sedans.

    The overall unaudited gross profit margin of the Group decreased from 7.1% in the first half of 2007 to 5.2% for the same period in 2008. The Zhonghua sales volume fell below its breakeven level in the first half of 2008, resulting in a loss for that segment and a lower gross margin overall.

    Unaudited selling expenses decreased by 24.3% from RMB299.4 million (US$38.7 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB226.7 million (US$32.1 million) for the same period in 2008. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in warranty fee and transportation costs for finished products resulting from the decrease in sales volume of Zhonghua sedans during the period under review. Selling expenses as a percentage of turnover increased from 3.9% in the first half of 2007 to 4.4% for the same period in 2008 as a result of reduced turnover in the first half of 2008.

    Unaudited general and administrative expenses decreased by 11.4% from RMB415.9 million (US$53.8 million) in the first six months of 2007 to RMB368.5 million (US$52.1 million) for the same period in 2008, mainly due to a decrease in research and development expenses charged, and a decrease in depreciation expenses as a result of a change in accounting estimates.

    The Company re-evaluated as at 1st January, 2008 the periods over which its buildings, machinery and equipment, specific tools and moulds are available to use and extended the estimated useful lives of these assets based on historical usage experience and industry practices. The effect of the change in these accounting estimates is a decrease in depreciation of RMB81.8 million (US$11.6 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2008. The estimated useful lives of these assets before and after the re-evaluation are as follows:

    Estimated useful lives Property, plant and equipment: Before change After change Buildings 20 years 20 - 30 years Machinery and equipment 10 years 10 - 20 years Specific tools and moulds 80,000 - 200,000 times 150,000 - 400,000 times

    Unaudited interest expense net of interest income increased by 13.0% from RMB66.2 million (US$8.6 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB74.8 million (US$10.6 million) for the same period in 2008, resulting mainly from increases in bank borrowings and the interest rates charged on these borrowings.

    Unaudited net equity in earnings of associated companies and jointly controlled entities increased by 42.9% from RMB90.4 million (US$11.7 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB129.2 million (US$18.3 million) for the same period in 2008. This increase was mainly attributable to the increased profits contributed by BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (''BMW Brilliance''), the Group's 49.5% indirectly owned jointly controlled entity, in the first half of 2008.

    Unaudited net profits contributed to the Group by BMW Brilliance increased by 106.8% from RMB53.0 million (US$6.9 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB109.6 million (US$15.5 million) for the same period this year. The BMW joint venture achieved sales of 16,543 BMW sedans in the first six months of 2008, an increase of 1.7% as compared to 16,260 BMW sedans for the same period in 2007. The higher net profits contributed to the Group in the first half of 2008 was mainly a result of reduced tariffs on imported components, and reduced expenses incurred for component localization.

    Unaudited subsidy income decreased from RMB56.5 million (US$7.3 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB34.6 million (US$4.9 million) for the same period in 2008. The decrease was mainly due to the lower amount of government subsidies being recognized this year.

    Unaudited net other income increased by 8.9% from RMB86.0 million (US$11.1 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB93.6 million (US$13.2 million) for the same period in 2008. The increase was primarily attributable to increase of net exchange gains during the period.

    The Group recorded an unaudited loss before taxation and minority interests of RMB140.0 million (US$19.8 million) in the first half of 2008 as compared to an income of RMB0.7 million (US$0.1 million) for the same period in 2007. Unaudited taxation increased by 39.8% from RMB17.6 million (US$2.3 million) in the first half of 2007 to RMB24.6 million (US$3.5 million) for the same period in 2008, resulting mainly from increases in taxation rates of our major operating subsidiaries.

    Unaudited other comprehensive income increased by 23.0% from RMB30.5 million (US$3.9 million) in the first half of 2007 (representing fair value adjustment to securities available-for-sale) to RMB37.5 million (US$5.3 million) for the same period in 2008 (mainly representing the share of fair value adjustments for hedging derivatives of BMW Brilliance).

    As a result, the Group recorded an unaudited comprehensive income of RMB22.8 million (US$3.2 million) for the first half of 2008 as compared to RMB82.6 million (US$10.7 million) for the first half of 2007. Unaudited basic and dilutive loss per ADS was US$0.06 for the first half of 2008 as compared to basic and dilutive income per ADS of US$0.18 in the first half of 2007.

    Mr. Wu Xiao An, Chairman of the Company, said ''despite a general slowdown in the Chinese auto market and the reduced sale of Zhonghua sedans, the Group continued to record comprehensive income during the first six months of 2008. In order for the Group to improve market share and margins, we plan to install more marketing initiatives in an effort to boost sales, continue to develop new products to further enhance our product offering and increase economies of scale of the Zhonghua platform, and further streamline our operations in an attempt to improve production efficiency. In addition, we continue to work hard with our joint venture partner BMW to deepen component localization and reduce costs of our BMW vehicles. To further broaden our cooperation, the Group has been in active discussion with BMW regarding next phase capacity expansion for our joint venture. Concurrently, the Group is carrying on discussions with BMW and other strategic partners regarding entry into the auto aftermarket segments. Over the longer term, the Group will continue to enrich its product portfolio while actively exploring opportunities for further business diversification beyond the existing automobile and components manufacturing business.''

    The Company, incorporated in Bermuda, was established in 1992 to own a 51% interest in Shenyang Automotive, a Sino-foreign joint venture enterprise established in 1991. Shenyang Automotive, located in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province and the commercial center of the northeastern region of China, is the leading manufacturer of minibuses in China. In May 1998, the Company acquired a 51% equity interest in Ningbo Yuming, a wholly foreign- owned Chinese enterprise primarily engaged in the production of automotive components. Subsequently, in October 2004, the Company further acquired the remaining 49% equity interest in Ningbo Yuming. As a result, Ningbo Yuming became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. In May 1998, the Company also acquired a 50% equity interest in Mianyang Xinchen Engine Co., Ltd., a Sino- foreign joint venture manufacturer of gasoline engines for use in passenger vehicles and light duty trucks. In October 1998, June 2000 and July 2000, the Company established Xing Yuan Dong, Ruixing and Ruian, respectively, as its wholly owned subsidiaries to centralize and consolidate the sourcing of auto parts and components for Shenyang Automotive. In December 2000, the Company acquired a 50% equity interest in Shenyang Xinguang Brilliance Automobile Engine Co., Ltd., a Sino-foreign equity joint venture manufacturer of gasoline engines for use in passenger vehicles. In December 2001, the Company acquired 100% of the equity interests in Dongxing, a foreign-invested manufacturer of automotive components in the PRC. In December 2001, the Company established a 90%-owned Sino-foreign joint venture, Shenyang Xingchen Automotive Seats Co., Ltd. (''Shenyang Xingchen''), a manufacturer of automotive seats in the PRC. Shenyang Xingchen has ceased its operation since 2002.

    In April 2002, the Company established an indirect 75.5%-owned subsidiary, Jindong, to trade automotive components and scraps in China. In May 2002, Shenyang Automotive obtained the approval from the Chinese Government to produce and sell its Zhonghua sedans in China.

    In March 2003, the then indirect 81%-owned subsidiary of Company, Shenyang JinBei Automotive Industry Holdings Company Limited (''SJAI''), entered into a joint venture contract with BMW Holding BV to produce and sell BMW sedans in China. In April 2003, the Company, through its indirect 90%-owned subsidiary, entered into an agreement with the 10% shareholder of SJAI to acquire an additional 9% interest in SJAI. Upon completion, SJAI has become 89.1% indirectly owned by the Company and 10.9% directly and indirectly owned by the other shareholders. Accordingly, the Company's effective interests in the joint venture with BMW increased from 40.50% to 44.55%. Further, in December 2003, the Company further increased its effective interest in SJAI from 89.1% to 99.0% and thereby increased its effective interest in the joint venture with BMW from 44.55% to 49.5%.

    In June 2003, the Company established a wholly owned subsidiary, ChenFa, to develop, manufacture and sell engine components in China.

    In December 2003, the Company entered into agreements in relation to the proposed acquisition of an indirect 33.1% interest in Shenyang JinBei Automotive Company Limited, the joint venture partner of Shenyang Automotive and the supplier of certain automotive components for its minibuses and sedans production. Upon completion of the proposed acquisition and approval from the relevant government authorities, the Company's effective interests in Shenyang Automotive will be increased from 51.0% to approximately 63.9%. The transfer has been approved by the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, and final approval by the China Securities Regulatory Commission is pending.

    In April 2004, the Company established an indirect 63.25%-owned subsidiary, Hidea Auto, a company engaged in the design and development of automobiles and the provision of consulting services in relation to the Chinese automotive industry.

    In December 2004, the Company established a direct & indirect 75.01%-owned subsidiary, Power Train, to manufacture and sell powertrains for engines in China.

    In January 2006, the Company established an indirect 48%-owned joint venture, Shenyang Jinbei Vehicle Dies Manufacturing Co. Ltd., to manufacture and sell automotive components.

    Translation of amounts from Renminbi (Rmb) to U.S. dollars (US$) for the convenience of the reader has been made at the rate of US$1.00=Rmb7.07 for 2008 and US$1.00=Rmb7.73 for 2007, representing the average exchange rates for the periods presented. No representation is made that the Rmb amounts could have been, or could be converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or at any other rate. All financial information presented herein has been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

    BRILLIANCE CHINA AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 AND 2007 (Expressed in thousands of Rmb, except for share and ADS data) (Unaudited) For the first six months ended 2 0 0 8 2 0 0 7 Sales to third parties 3,272,758 6,621,637 Sales to affiliated companies 1,937,365 1,121,336 Turnover 5,210,123 7,742,973 Cost of sales (4,937,538) (7,193,649) Gross profit 272,585 549,324 Selling expenses (226,710) (299,386) General and administrative expenses (368,459) (415,914) Interest expense (125,708) (106,660) Interest income 50,885 40,493 Equity in earnings of associated companies and jointly controlled entities, net 129,157 90,359 Other income, net 128,230 142,462 Income (loss) before income taxes and minority interests (140,020) 678 Income taxes (24,609) (17,564) Minority interests 149,937 68,972 Net income (loss) (14,692) 52,086 Other comprehensive income Share of a jointly controlled entity's fair value adjustment for hedging 33,367 -- Fair value adjustment for securities available-for-sale 4,126 30,469 Comprehensive income 22,801 82,555 Basic income (loss) per share in Rmb Rmb (0.0040) Rmb 0.0142 Basic income (loss) per share in US$ US$ (0.0006) US$ 0.0018 Basic income (loss) per ADS in US$ US$ (0.06) US$ 0.18 Diluted income (loss) per share in Rmb Rmb (0.0040) Rmb 0.0142 Diluted income (loss) per share in US$ US$ (0.0006) US$ 0.0018 Diluted income (loss) per ADS in US$ US$ (0.06) US$ 0.18 Weighted average number of shares outstanding 3,669,765,900 3,668,390,900 Weighted average number of ADSs outstanding 36,697,659 36,683,909 Weighted average number of shares outstanding adjusted for dilutive effect of stock options and convertible bonds 3,672,602,672 3,678,760,380 Weighted average number of ADSs outstanding adjusted for dilutive effect of stock options and convertible bonds 36,726,027 36,787,604

    The calculation of basic income per ADS is based on the weighted average number of ADSs outstanding during the periods presented.

    The calculation of diluted income per share (ADS) is based on the weighted average number of common shares (ADSs) outstanding.

    The effect of the assumed conversion of the potential stock outstanding for both the six months ended June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2007 from convertible bonds and outstanding share options is anti-dilutive.

    The weighted average number of ADSs outstanding is calculated based on the assumptions that all of the outstanding shares were held in the form of ADSs (at the ratio of 100 shares for each ADS).

    For further information contact: Lisa Ng Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited +852-2523-7227 Carol Lau Weber Shandwick in Hong Kong +852-2533-9981

    Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited

    CONTACT: Lisa Ng of CBA, +852-2523-7227, or Carol Lau of Weber Shandwick
    in Hong Kong, +852-2533-9981, for CBA




    Roper Industries Acquires Technolog, Leading UK Provider of Products and Services for Water, Gas and Electricity Markets

    SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roper Industries, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Technolog, a UK-based end-to-end solutions provider for network monitoring, pressure management, automatic meter recording (AMR) and smart metering solutions.

    Technolog, which will become part of Roper's RF Technology segment, designs, manufactures and supplies specialty electronic products under the Cello brand name for use by the water, gas and electricity markets. The company's Utilitec Services Limited business provides a nationwide installation and maintenance resource to complement the company's product offering. The Utility Data Services Limited business operates a dedicated data center that collects, validates and delivers data to customers, and hosts websites on behalf of water utilities and energy suppliers. Headquartered in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Technolog has an installed base of more than 250,000 monitoring and AMR points for the commercial and industrial sectors, primarily in Europe.

    "Roper is making substantial investments to expand our RF Segment," said Brian Jellison, Roper's Chairman, President and CEO. "During 2008 we have made four strategic acquisitions in the segment, utilizing our disciplined acquisition approach, which has diversified our business and broadened the applications we can provide our customers. Our RF Segment, which previously operated primarily in the transportation sector, now has meaningful market positions in education, healthcare, security and utilities. RF technologies present attractive growth opportunities for Roper and we expect to continue actively developing these businesses.

    "Technolog is the UK leader in the niche markets where it operates. Its respected brand and reputation for innovation, product quality and service excellence have earned it an impressive record of winning long-term utility contracts. This substantial and growing installed base in the fast growing AMR and smart metering sector makes Technolog another great addition to our growing RF segment. The company complements the RF component of our Neptune business in our Industrial Segment and we expect that there will also be opportunities for collaboration with our other businesses.

    "We are pleased to welcome Claude Yonnet, his experienced leadership team and Technolog's employees to Roper. This team understands the demands of the energy and water markets, and its focus on technical innovation and customer service has produced consistently outstanding results," Mr. Jellison added.

    Technolog's management team will continue to lead the business as part of Roper. The team includes Claude Yonnet, Managing Director; Vanessa McCristall, Finance Director; Stephen Drury, Operations Director; and Stephen Howard, Commercial Director.

    Dr. Yonnet said: "This is the ideal time for Technolog to become part of an international company with complementary products and skills. We are delighted to join Roper and expect this will enhance our ability to achieve our significant growth objectives. Roper has built a very significant RF business, comprised of world-class assets, and we look forward to working with these businesses and others in the Roper family."

    Roper has deployed a total of approximately $225 million in connection with its acquisitions of Technolog and Horizon Software International, which was announced on September 4, 2008. The Company expects these acquisitions to generate more than $100 million in sales and contribute EBITDA of at least $25 million in 2009.

    About Roper Industries

    Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company with trailing twelve month revenues of $2.2 billion, and is a component of the Fortune 1000, S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indexes. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications. Additional information about Roper Industries is available on the Company's website at http://www.roperind.com/.

    The information provided in this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward looking statements include, among others, statements regarding operating results, the success of our internal operating plans, and the prospects for newly acquired businesses to be integrated and contribute to future growth and profit expectations. Forward looking statements may be indicated by words or phrases such as "anticipate," "estimate," "plans," "expects," "projects," "should," "will," "believes" or "intends" and similar words and phrases. These statements reflect management's current beliefs and are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include our ability to integrate our acquisitions and realize expected synergies. We also face other general risks, including our ability to realize cost savings from our operating initiatives, unfavorable changes in foreign exchange rates, difficulties associated with exports, risks associated with our international operations, difficulties in making and integrating acquisitions, risks associated with newly acquired businesses, increased product liability and insurance costs, increased warranty exposure, future competition, changes in the supply of, or price for, parts and components, environmental compliance costs and liabilities, risks and cost associated with asbestos related litigation and potential write-offs of our substantial intangible assets, and risks associated with obtaining governmental approvals and maintaining regulatory compliance for new and existing products. Important risks may be discussed in current and subsequent filings with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events.

    Roper Industries, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations of Roper Industries, Inc., +1-941-556-2601,
    investor-relations@roperind.com

    Web site: http://www.roperind.com/




    Sony Pictures Animation's Forecast for January 15, 2010: Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsBill Hader and Anna Faris Lead Voice Cast

    CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- An all-star voice cast headed by Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, and Tracy Morgan, will bring to life the characters of Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, set for release January 15, 2010, in mouthwatering 3D. The film is written and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, based on the bestselling children's book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Pam Marsden is the producer.

    In 2010, Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

    Bill Hader, star of "Saturday Night Live" and Superbad, will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Anna Faris, who recently turned heads as the star of the comedy hit The House Bunny, takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior. James Caan plays Tim Lockwood, Flint's technophobic father. Andy Samberg plays Brent, the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Bruce Campbell plays Mayor Shelbourne, who figures out that Flint's invention can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. Mr. T plays the by-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux, and Tracy Morgan takes on the role of Earl's rule-breaking son, Cal.

    About Sony Pictures Animation

    Sony Pictures Animation exemplifies the next generation of CGI storytelling to produce a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. Sony Pictures Animation is developing a full slate of films with Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs now in production. Its second film, Surf's Up, was nominated for an Academy Award(R) for Best Animated Feature and won two Annie Awards. Its first film, Open Season, was a box office success and the #2 DVD title of the year for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2007. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.

    About Columbia Pictures

    Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/.

    Sony Pictures Animation; Columbia Pictures

    CONTACT: Don Levy, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications of
    Sony Pictures Animation, +1-310-840-7315, donlevy@sonypictures.com

    Web site: http://www.sonypictures.com/

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