Companies news of 2009-10-05 (page 10)

  • Data on VIVUS' Qnexa To Be Featured at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting
  • Merrimac Sets Quarterly Record of $12.5 Million for New Orders
  • Timberland PRO Launches 'Stay On Your Feet' Marketing InitiativeIntegrated Campaign Uses...
  • Methodist Hospital Adopts New Technology Solutions to Improve Care for California Patients...
  • AirTran Airways Warms Up for Winter, Increasing Flights to Florida- Airline Announces...
  • Outdoor Channel Broadens Distribution in Detroit Through Launch on Comcast Digital Basic...
  • Virtusa Launches Business Process Competency Center at Gartner Business Process Management...
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    Data on VIVUS' Qnexa To Be Featured at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. today announced that data on Qnexa(TM), an investigational new drug, will be presented at the 27th annual scientific meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) in Washington D.C. Wesley Day, PhD, vice president of clinical development at VIVUS, will present data from the company's two year long phase 3 obesity trials, and Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD, professor of medicine and chair of the department of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present data from the year long phase 2 study in type 2 diabetics.

    "I am pleased that Dr. Day and Dr. Garvey can share the results of the phase 3 obesity studies and phase 2 obesity studies with our colleagues in the medical and pharmaceutical community," stated Leland Wilson, president and chief executive officer of VIVUS. "We are actively pursuing a comprehensive presentation and publication strategy, and are excited by the opportunity to communicate these data at Obesity Society's annual meeting. We look forward to additional presentations in the future with the ultimate goal of publication in a top-tier medical journal."

    Following are details about the upcoming presentations:

    27th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, October 24-28, 2009, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, in Washington, DC

    Date and Time: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT Session: Preconference Presentation: Pharmacotherapy Update Chairs: Ken Fujioka, MD, Louis J. Aronne, MD, and Richard Pratley, MD Presenter: Wesley W. Day, PhD Date and Time: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 5:30 PM EDT Session: Pharmacotherapy

    Presentation Title: "One-Year Treatment with Low Dose VI-0521 in Type 2 Diabetes Demonstrates Sustained Weight Loss and Continuous Glycemic Benefit"

    Presenter: W. Timothy Garvey, MD About Qnexa

    Qnexa (Q-NEX-uh) is a once-a-day, proprietary, oral, controlled-release formulation of low dose phentermine and topiramate, which is believed to address both appetite and satiety - the two main mechanisms that impact eating behavior - in one capsule. Qnexa, an investigational drug, is being developed to address weight loss. In phase 2 and 3 clinical data to date, Qnexa has demonstrated significant weight loss, glycemic control, and improvement in cardiovascular risk factors.

    About VIVUS

    VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, diabetes and sexual health. The company's lead product in clinical development, Qnexa(TM), has recently completed phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of obesity. Qnexa is also in phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In the area of sexual health, VIVUS is in phase 3 development with avanafil, a potentially best-in-class PDE5 inhibitor, and in phase 2 development of Luramist(TM) for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in women. MUSE® (alprostadil), a first generation therapy for the treatment of ED, is already on the market and generating revenue for VIVUS. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.vivus.com/.

    Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimated" and "intend," among others. These forward-looking statements are based on VIVUS' current expectations and actual results could differ materially. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, substantial competition; uncertainties of patent protection and litigation; uncertainties of government or third party payer reimbursement; reliance on sole source suppliers; limited sales and marketing efforts and dependence upon third parties; risks related to the development of innovative products; and risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations. As with any pharmaceutical under development, there are significant risks in the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new products. There are no guarantees that future clinical studies discussed in this press release will be completed or successful or that any product will receive regulatory approval for any indication or prove to be commercially successful. VIVUS does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in VIVUS' Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    CONTACT: VIVUS, Inc. Timothy E. Morris Chief Financial Officer 650-934-5200 Investor Relations: The Trout Group Brian Korb 646-378-2923 Media Relations: Pure Communications, Inc. Sheryl Seapy 949-608-0841

    VIVUS, Inc.

    CONTACT: VIVUS, Inc., Timothy E. Morris, Chief Financial Officer,
    +1-650-934-5200; Investor Relations: The Trout Group, Brian Korb,
    +1-646-378-2923; or Media Relations: Pure Communications, Inc., Sheryl Seapy,
    +1-949-608-0841

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




    Merrimac Sets Quarterly Record of $12.5 Million for New Orders

    WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Merrimac Industries, Inc. , today announced a new quarterly record of $12.5 million in new orders received during the third quarter of 2009. Mason N. Carter, Chairman and CEO stated, "I am especially pleased with this all-time record level of orders. A few points about the content and significance therein are noteworthy, including:

    -- A significant content of customer-enabling Multi-Mix® technology for custom RF Assemblies. -- A favorable mix of Custom Core Technology for satellite applications with high power and complex beam former requirements. -- A strong confirmation from our Key Account Customers that our focused business strategy is resulting in significant order awards." About Merrimac

    Merrimac Industries, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF Microwave signal processing components, subsystem assemblies, and Multi-Mix® micro-multifunction modules (MMFM®), for the worldwide Defense, Satellite Communications (Satcom), Commercial Wireless and Homeland Security market segments. Merrimac is focused on providing Total Integrated Packaging Solutions® with Multi-Mix® Microtechnology, a leading edge competency providing value to our customers through miniaturization and integration. Multi-Mix® MMFM® provides a patented and novel packaging technology that employs a platform modular architecture strategy that incorporates embedded semiconductor devices, MMICs, resistors, passive circuit elements and plated- through via holes to form a three-dimensional integrated module used in High Power, High Frequency and High Performance mission-critical applications. Merrimac Industries facilities are registered under ISO 9001:2000, an internationally developed set of quality criteria for manufacturing operations.

    Merrimac Industries, Inc. has facilities located in West Caldwell, NJ and San Jose, Costa Rica and has approximately 210 co-workers dedicated to the design and manufacture of signal processing components, gold plating of high- frequency microstrip and bonded stripline Teflon (PTFE) circuits and subsystems providing Total Integrated Packaging Solutions® for wireless applications. Merrimac (MRM) is listed on the American Stock Exchange. Multi- Mix®, Multi-Mix PICO®, MMFM®, System In A Package®, SIP® and Total Integrated Packaging Solutions® are registered trademarks of Merrimac Industries, Inc. For more information about Merrimac Industries, Inc. please visit our http://www.merrimacind.com/.

    This press release contains statements relating to future results of the Company (including certain projections and business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: risks associated with demand for and market acceptance of existing and newly developed products as to which the Company has made significant investments, particularly its Multi-Mix® products; the possibilities of impairment charges to the carrying value of our Multi-Mix® assets, thereby resulting in charges to our earnings; risks associated with adequate capacity to obtain raw materials and reduced control over delivery schedules and costs due to reliance on sole source or limited suppliers; slower than anticipated penetration into the satellite communications, defense and wireless markets; failure of our Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM customers to successfully incorporate our products into their systems; changes in product mix resulting in unexpected engineering and research and development costs; delays and increased costs in product development, engineering and production; reliance on a small number of significant customers; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of our or our OEM customers' new or enhanced products; general economic and industry conditions; the ability to protect proprietary information and technology; competitive products and pricing pressures; our ability and the ability of our OEM customers to keep pace with the rapid technological changes and short product life cycles in our industry and gain market acceptance for new products and technologies; risks relating to governmental regulatory actions in communications and defense programs; and inventory risks due to technological innovation and product obsolescence, as well as other risks and uncertainties as are detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Contact: Mason N. Carter, Chairman & CEO 973.575.1300, ext. 1202 E-mail: mnc@merrimacind.com

    Merrimac Industries, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mason N. Carter, Chairman & CEO of Merrimac Industries, Inc.,
    +1-973-575-1300, ext. 1202, mnc@merrimacind.com

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




    Timberland PRO Launches 'Stay On Your Feet' Marketing InitiativeIntegrated Campaign Uses Social Media, Mobile, Radio, TV and the Web

    STRATHAM, N.H., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberland PRO, a leader in developing quality footwear for the working professional, is building on its heritage of keeping workers on their feet and performing well on the job, now more important than ever in the current economic environment. Today, Timberland PRO launched a new program and Web site, "Stay On Your Feet," (http://www.stayonyourfeet.com/), which will equip workers with vital tools for the job. Visitors to the site will have an opportunity to learn more about the Timberland PRO® Endurance workboot, engineered using an innovative anti-fatigue technology to provide long-lasting comfort to those who spend prolonged periods of time on their feet. The site will also allow visitors to search for sector-specific jobs in their area and tell their story for a chance to win a pair of Timberland PRO® Endurance workboots. Timberland PRO will also support the effort via social media channels, such as Twitter (@TimberlandPro), Facebook and YouTube, as well as through local market radio promotions and a TV campaign.

    Specific features of the site include: -- "Toughest Man" Contest - Visitors can enter to win a pair of Timberland PRO® Endurance workboots (valued at $140) by telling Timberland PRO about their toughest day on the job. A weekly winner will be selected from the entries received based on the uniqueness of the story and how well it reflects the theme. At the end of the contest, a grand prize winner from the weekly winners selected by Timberland PRO will receive a $1,000 American Express gift card and a pair of Timberland PRO® Endurance workboots for themselves and four friends. For more information visit: http://www.stayonyourfeet.com/giveaway -- Job Listings - Through a partnership with CareerBuilder.com, workers can view job listings relevant to specific industries such as construction and manufacturing, and can also opt-in to receive text messages with job openings delivered in real-time. -- Product Demonstrations - Visitors can view product demos about the Timberland PRO® Endurance workboot and find out more about the boot's specific features and benefits, including Timberland PRO's exclusive Anti-Fatigue technology; electrical hazard protection; and steel toe and puncture-resistant outsole. -- Mobile Site - Visitors can access the site via their mobile phones 24/7 at m.stayonyourfeet.com for up-to-the-minute information on Timberland PRO and jobs of interest, as well as send job listings to friends.

    "For over a decade, Timberland PRO has prided itself on offering the utmost craftsmanship and quality for working professionals who require the best comfort and protection on the job," said Jim O'Connor, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Timberland PRO. "Whether someone works 12-14 hours on their feet, has had a change in their career over the past year or just needs to stay comfortable and protected, Timberland PRO is committed to keeping working professionals at the top of their game. Through this new site, we're able to help keep workers on their feet by providing critical information to outfit them appropriately for the job at hand."

    Launched in Fall 2008, the Timberland PRO® Endurance workboot has quickly become one of Timberland PRO's fastest-selling workboots.

    The Timberland PRO® Endurance workboot is designed to provide all-day standing comfort and support through a geometrically constructed mid-sole, which features molded, inverted cone shapes that increase the mid-sole's ability to support, collapse and return when pressure is applied.

    Fall 2009 styles include the Timberland PRO® Endurance PR Waterproof in 8" steel and soft toe versions along with two 6" steel toe versions. Other styles include the Timberland PRO® Endurance PR in 8" and 6" steel toe versions, Timberland PRO® Endurance Waterproof in 6" soft toe and 6" TiTAN® XL Safety Toe and Sport Low TiTAN® XL Safety Toe.

    All Timberland PRO® Endurance styles are available in sizes 7-12, 13, 14, 15 M/W and are equipped with the Timberland PRO® PowerFit(TM) comfort system for ergonomic fit and maximum support. All Timberland PRO® work shoes comply with ANSI/ASTM industry standards and are available at all authorized Timberland PRO retailer locations (MSRP $130 - $170) with a 30-day money back guarantee*.

    For more information, visit http://www.stayonyourfeet.com/ or http://www.timberlandpro.com/.

    *PowerFit(TM) styles only About Timberland PRO

    Building on the Timberland heritage of craftsmanship and quality, Timberland PRO is recognized as an industry leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear for working professionals who require the best comfort and protection on the job. Timberland PRO embraces the company's commitment of "doing well and doing good" - forging powerful partnerships among employees, consumers and service partners to transform the communities in which they live and work. To learn more about Timberland PRO please visit http://www.timberlandpro.com/. To learn more about Timberland, please visit http://www.timberland.com/.

    Timberland PRO

    CONTACT: Alyson Campbell of Porter Novelli, +1-212-601-8060,
    acampbell@porternovelli.com; or Susan Emerick of Timberland PRO,
    +1-603-773-1188, semerick@timberland.com

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




    Methodist Hospital Adopts New Technology Solutions to Improve Care for California Patients and Reduce Operating CostsMedPlus Centergy(R) Clinical Portal and ChartMaxx(R) Enable Streamlined Chart Completion Online

    MADISON, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Methodist Hospital of Arcadia, California, has launched an integrated deployment of innovative health care information technology (HIT) solutions designed to help improve the quality of patient care and deliver operational efficiencies. MedPlus®, the health care information technology subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated , provided the integrated solution to help Methodist reduce the length of stay associated with patients and help realize gains in efficiency and revenue. The deployment is also supporting Methodist's vision of providing "The Next Generation of Care" for its patients, physicians and staff.

    The MedPlus solutions enable health care organizations to enhance performance by helping them to improve patient care and maximize business results with features that support the efficient collection, access and use of clinical, financial and administrative information. Methodist physicians can now spend more time with patients without the need to visit the Medical Records department to sign deficiencies or request historical records. Additionally, physicians have access to a patient's complete legal medical record online and can access information such as lab orders, radiology images, transfer documents and demographics data through a single front end.

    "The Centergy Clinical Portal was the perfect entry point for bringing our physicians on-line with technology," explains Methodist CIO Kara Marx. "As Methodist moves ahead with replacing legacy technology, MedPlus' Centergy portal is putting our staff at ease by serving as a unified front end to all of our disparate systems. We were able to enjoy results quickly as our physician acceptance of Centergy has been truly remarkable."

    Physicians are sharing best practices order sets to treat particular conditions through the Clinical Portal, enhancing the quality of patient care. Additionally, Methodist's performance improvement and utilization management departments are using the Centergy/ChartMaxx combination to access historical records online. This is particularly important for Methodist's Emergency Department (ED), which can now quickly access older patient records when treating ED patients. The new system provides ED physicians and staff with instantaneous access to older records, which had previously been stored offsite and took time to locate and deliver.

    "Centergy, combined with the power of ChartMaxx, can help to bring Methodist immediate benefits while also positioning the hospital to meet its long-term electronic health record (EHR) implementation goals," says Richard Mahoney, MedPlus president and vice president of Healthcare Information Solutions for Quest Diagnostics. "As Methodist moves ahead on its multi-year back-end conversion timeline, the Centergy Clinical Portal remains a constant interface for staff and physicians. It will continue serving, by design, as a singular point of entry for other systems currently in use, as well as those being implemented down the road."

    The Clinical Portal is the primary hospital-facing component of MedPlus' Centergy suite of interconnected modular health care solutions. The suite also includes full-scale Data Exchange Services to facilitate the secure exchange and sharing of health information across systems and sites, as well as a practice-focused portal and consumer-facing patient portal. Centergy features seamless integration with ChartMaxx and Quest Diagnostics' proven, scalable network of more than 150,000 physicians to achieve connectivity to a large group of "off-the-grid" providers. Centergy offers immediate connectivity to 100 industry-leading electronic medical records (EMRs) and can therefore serve as a user-friendly migration path to interconnectivity for more than 67,000 physician offices nationwide.

    About Methodist Hospital

    Methodist Hospital, founded in 1903, is a 460 bed, not-for-profit hospital serving the community. Services provided include comprehensive acute care such as medical, surgical, perinatal, pediatrics, oncology, intensive care (neonatal and adult) and complete cardiovascular services, including open heart surgery. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. For more information please call (626) 898 - 8000 or visit http://www.methodisthospital.org/.

    About MedPlus

    MedPlus, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the health care information technology subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. MedPlus is a leading developer and integrator of clinical connectivity and healthcare information exchange solutions that foster better patient care and improve business performance for healthcare institutions, physicians and patients. The company's Centergy Clinical Portal & Data Exchange Engine and ChartMaxx(R) solutions efficiently and securely collect, store, manage and integrate clinical information within an organization, enterprise, practice or community. Centergy enables clinicians to access patient data in a centralized view aggregated from multiple care sites. ChartMaxx, the award-winning electronic patient record system, has been implemented in more than 120 hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks and has more than 300,000 users. For more information, visit http://www.medplus.com/.

    About Quest Diagnostics

    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative new diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information is available at: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/.

    Quest Diagnostics Contacts: Barb Short (Media): 973-520-2800 Kathleen Valentine (Investors): 973-520-2900 Methodist Hospital Contacts: Ann Azer (Media): 626-898-8076, ann.azer@methodisthospital.org

    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

    CONTACT: Barb Short (Media), +1-973-520-2800, or Kathleen Valentine
    (Investors), +1-973-520-2900, both for Quest Diagnostics; Ann Azer (Media),
    Methodist Hospital, +1-626-898-8076, ann.azer@methodisthospital.org

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




    AirTran Airways Warms Up for Winter, Increasing Flights to Florida- Airline Announces Additional Service From Several Destinations to the Sunshine State -

    ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. , today announced increases to its winter flight schedule to Florida. Daily flights will be added to a combination of Orlando and Ft. Myers, Fla., beginning December 17, 2009, from Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago/Midway, and Columbus, Ohio.

    These flights are in addition to AirTran's already extensive schedule to 10 cities in the Sunshine State, including recently added service to Key West. The low-cost leader flies to more cities from Orlando and Ft. Myers than any other airline.

    "The only thing that covers Florida better is the sunshine itself," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president of marketing and planning, AirTran Airways. "No one beats our combination of low fares and high quality service to the land of theme parks and powder white beaches."

    The following nonstop flights between Boston and Orlando will be available beginning December 17, 2009. This is in addition to two existing daily nonstops:

    New Nonstop Service Between Boston and Orlando From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment ---- -- ------ ------- ------- --------- --------- Boston Orlando 895 3:05 p.m. 6:34 p.m. Daily 737 Orlando Boston 892 11:23 a.m. 2:25 p.m. Daily 737

    The following nonstop flights between Pittsburgh and Orlando will be available beginning December 17, 2009. This is in addition to three existing daily nonstops:

    New Nonstop Service Between Pittsburgh and Orlando From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment ---- -- ------ ------- ------- --------- --------- Pittsburgh Orlando 982 7:08 p.m. 9:24 p.m. Daily 717 Orlando Pittsburgh 891 7:15 p.m. 9:33 p.m. Daily 717

    The following nonstop flights between Chicago/Midway and Fort Myers will be available beginning December 17, 2009. This is in addition to three existing daily nonstops:

    New Nonstop Service Between Chicago/Midway and Ft. Myers From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment ---- -- ------ ------- ------- --------- -------- Chicago/Midway Ft. Myers 1209 2:25 p.m. 6:09 p.m. Daily 737 Ft. Myers Chicago/Midway 1208 11:45 a.m. 1:45 p.m. Daily 737

    The following nonstop flights between Columbus and Ft. Myers will be available beginning December 17, 2009. This is in addition to two existing daily nonstops:

    Nonstop Service Between Columbus and Ft. Myers From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment ---- -- ------ ------- ------- --------- --------- Columbus Ft. Myers 1100 8:30 a.m. 11:05 a.m. Daily 737 Ft. Myers Columbus 1101 6:59 p.m. 9:34 p.m. Daily 737

    AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com/.

    Media Contacts: AirTran Airways Christopher White Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas 678.254.7442

    AirTran Airways

    CONTACT: Christopher White or Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas, both of AirTran
    Airways, +1-678-254-7442

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




    Outdoor Channel Broadens Distribution in Detroit Through Launch on Comcast Digital Basic Cable

    TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. , America's leader in Outdoor TV, today announced that the network will be moved to a more broadly distributed Digital Preferred tier on Comcast Digital Cable, Channel 730 in South East Michigan and Flint Michigan. As a result, more Comcast subscribers throughout Michigan can view Outdoor Channel's popular lineup of hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure content. This change was effective September 21, 2009

    "We are excited to deepen our affiliation with Comcast and broaden our distribution throughout Michigan, a State that has a deep-rooted passion for fishing and outdoor adventure," said Tom Hornish, COO at Outdoor Channel.

    "These markets are home to many subscribers that are passionate outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, Michigan is the nation's freshwater fishing capital. Now, these avid outdoor enthusiasts can easily enjoy our high quality, category-leading special interest programming," added Randy Brown, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing at Outdoor Channel.

    "Outdoor Channel is a great addition to the Digital Preferred lineup," said Alan Clairmont, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Comcast Michigan. "We are pleased to make Outdoor Channel's top-ranked programming more widely available in our region."

    Outdoor Channel takes viewers across the country and around the world, sharing unmatched thrills and experiences through the eyes of esteemed outdoor personalities. The network estimates the tier launch will result in an incremental increase of around 370,000 subscribers. Outdoor Channel cannot predict the impact, if any, such additional paying subscribers may have on Outdoor Channel's Nielsen Universe Estimate.

    About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.

    Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America's leader in outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm Inc. is one of America's largest and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Winnercomm also owns and operates the patented Skycam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information please visit http://www.outdoorchannel.com/.

    Nielsen Media Research Universe Estimates for Outdoor Channel

    Nielsen Media Research is the leading provider of television audience measurement and advertising information services worldwide. Nielsen estimated that Outdoor Channel had approximately 31.2 million cable and satellite subscribers for September 2009. Please note that this estimate regarding Outdoor Channel's subscriber base is made by Nielsen Media Research and is theirs alone and does not represent opinions, forecasts or predictions of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. or its management. Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. does not by its reference above or distribution imply its endorsement of or concurrence with such information.

    About Comcast Corporation

    Comcast Corporation (http://www.comcast.com/) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

    Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (http://www.comcast.net/). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

    Comcast's Michigan Region serves more than 1.2 million customers statewide and employs more than 4,200 people. Comcast has three major call centers located in the state and houses its Michigan Region.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Statements in this news release that are not historical are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements, without limitation, about our expectations, beliefs, intentions, strategies regarding the future long-term value of the company resulting from the company's current actions or strategic initiatives and the future anticipated value of Outdoor Channel to our audience, distributors and advertisers. The company's actual results could differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statements. The company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor provisions contained in those sections. Such statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) service providers discontinuing or refraining from carrying Outdoor Channel; (2) a decline in the number of viewers from having Outdoor Channel placed in unpopular cable or satellite packages, or increases in subscription fees, established by the service providers; (3) liabilities resulting from an aerial camera falling; (4) a decrease in advertising revenue as a result of a deterioration in general economic conditions; (5) managing the company's growth and the integration of acquisitions; and other factors which are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For these forward-looking statements, the company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: For Company, Tom Hornish, Chief Operating Officer,
    +1-951-699-6991, ext. 104, thornish@outdoorchannel.com; or For Investors, Brad
    Edwards, +1-212-986-6667, edwards@braincomm.com; or For Media, Nancy Zakhary,
    +1-212-986-6667, nancy@braincomm.com, both of Brainerd Communicators, Inc. for
    Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.

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




    Virtusa Launches Business Process Competency Center at Gartner Business Process Management SummitCentralized Platform for Technology and Process Best Practices Ensures BPM Success

    ORLANDO, Fla., and WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GARTNER Business Process Management Summit -- Virtusa Corporation , a global IT services company that offers a broad spectrum of business consulting and outsourcing services, today introduced the Virtusa Business Process Competency Center (BPCC) at the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit. The BPCC is a holistic process management platform that helps ensure consistent success of BPM initiatives across the customer enterprise. Built on Virtusa's eight years of BPM implementation experience and deep technical knowledge, the BPCC complements a deep portfolio of services that deliver business results by providing an end-to-end approach to implementing BPM best practices and strategy.

    Even as enterprises increasingly adopt BPM to improve efficiency and business-technology alignment, analysts caution that more than 50 percent of BPM programs will fail by 2011 due to lack of BPM discipline (Gartner, Inc., "Predicts 2009: Use BPM to Confront Business Challenges and Complex Business Relationships", November 2008, Elise Olding). Built specifically to counter this high risk of failure, Virtusa's BPM offerings, with BPCC, provide a best practices-based, yet customizable framework for companies to address their BPM needs, define strategies, and manage human, technology and process assets.

    "As Gartner's research shows, companies are essentially gambling on BPM success. The addition of BPCC to our BPM suite is our way of reducing project risk and taking chance out of the picture," said Doug Mow, senior vice president of marketing at Virtusa. "By providing an end-to-end competency center and tangible, centralized governance framework, we're supplying both the tools and methodology for companies to drive transformational BPM success at both the project and enterprise level."

    Companies implementing BPM initiatives face challenges across all three areas of the discipline: people, technology, and process. On the human level, organizations struggle to organize skills and resources and to encourage collaboration. Technology issues, in the form of redundant investments and stovepipe applications, can likewise jeopardize BPM success. BPM projects face the greatest hurdles on the process side, where poor knowledge management, lack of common measuring and monitoring systems, inadequate visibility and decentralized governance all threaten the realization of BPM benefits.

    Virtusa's BPM offerings address each of these challenges through a combination of consulting, tools, and outsourced optimization services. The BPCC platform applies best practices and tested tools to knowledge management, asset management, resource management, program management, training and utilities.

    Virtusa takes a four-step approach to BPM excellence: -- BPM Needs Assessment: Understand critical pain area, perform gap analysis, create BPCC roadmap -- BPM Consulting: Map requirements to existing BPCC components, build required environment, configure solution -- BPCC Portal: Configure existing components, deploy BPCC software platform and functional modules for governance, training, administration, and resource, asset, and knowledge management -- BPM Optimization Services: Continually assess and improve BPCC to drive organizational BPM maturity

    "Both surveys and anecdotal evidence makes clear that an astonishingly large number of companies are adopting BPM technologies without ensuring the requisite governance centers measures by way of a BPCC," said Elise Olding, research director for Gartner's Business Process Management group. "Internal BPM organizations that fail to establish a cross-functional BPCC will find that their efforts do not deliver the promised results. A BPCC should be implemented at the onset of a BPM project to provide discipline and leverage tools, methodologies, and best practices across functional silos."

    "Companies that build a BPCC are really laying the foundation for long-term BPM-driven success across the business, regardless of how their needs change," said Vinay Mummigatti, vice president and BPM Practice leader at Virtusa. "For example, we recently implemented a customized BPCC for a Fortune-10 global infrastructure, finance, and media company, whose initial BPM and BRE (business rules engine) project success created a demand for a larger solution. The BPCC helped create a repeatable and measurable process for BPM expansion throughout the enterprise by addressing issues such as software development lifecycle, redundant technologies and the need for centralized management and budgeting."

    The BPCC announcement comes on the heels of Virtusa's formal introduction last month of the Virtusa BPM Acceleration Methodology (VBAM), a proven approach that reduces BPM risk through a combination of Agile best practices, BPM platform-specific capabilities and Virtusa's optimized global delivery methodology.

    About Virtusa Corporation's BPM Practice

    Virtusa is a leading global IT services firm in the BPM sector with a long history of successfully helping clients transform their new and legacy, manual and semi-automated business processes into change-ready, automated processes, and in building and delivering leading BPM software products. Virtusa's unique "platforming" approach consolidates, rationalizes and modernizes core systems resulting in an efficient, lean IT environment. The Virtusa BPM team has more than eight years of BPM project experience, having successfully executed over 65 professional services engagements worldwide. The Practice is supported by over 500 BPM consultants, of who 95% are Certified BPM Consultants. The Practice has strong partnerships with multiple BPM leaders including Pegasystems, Savvion, Cordys, Tibco and IBM.

    To learn more about Virtusa and the Business Process Competency Center, please visit: http://www.virtusa.com/.

    About Virtusa Corporation

    Virtusa is a global information technology (IT) services company providing IT consulting, technology implementation and application outsourcing services. Using its enhanced global delivery model, innovative platforming approach and industry expertise, Virtusa provides high-value services that enhance clients' business performance, accelerate time-to-market, increase productivity and improve customer service.

    Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has offices in the United States and the United Kingdom, and global delivery centers in India and Sri Lanka.

    "Virtusa" is a registered trademark of Virtusa Corporation. About the Gartner Business Process Management Summit

    The Gartner Business Process Management Summit 2009 offers the latest insight on creating and sustaining an agile process-powered organization. This Summit will deliver actionable insights to help companies through today's economic pressures and will showcase the latest process management strategies, implementation tactics and leading technologies to place a company in a stronger position to come out ahead. Additional information is available at http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=911413.

    Virtusa Corporation

    CONTACT: Liz Shulof, Greenough Communications, +1-617-275-6522,
    lshulof@greenoughcom.com

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




    Tianyin Pharmaceutical, Co. Announces Cash Dividend to Common Shareholders - Record Date October 30, 2009

    CHENGDU, China, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI), a developer, manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") and generic pharmaceuticals in China, today declared a quarterly cash dividend to be paid to its common stock shareholders. The dividend of $0.025 will be paid to shareholders of record as of October 30, 2009, with the actual distribution occurring on or about December 10, 2009.

    In addition, Tianyin is now eligible to become an S-3 filer which is reserved for companies on a listed exchange that have filed all required reports on a timely basis during the past twelve months. This allows automatic updating of disclosure requirements with the 10-K or 10-Q filings and significantly reduces the costs and resource burdens on the company associated with filing post-effective amendments to the registration statement.

    Dr. Jiang Guoqing, Tianyin's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We appreciate the continued support of our shareholders and believe that our strategy of providing a current return and potential capital appreciation resonates well with investors who are looking for growth and income. In addition, this S-3 eligibility will save the company money and resources to meet its filing requirements."

    About Tianyin Pharmaceuticals

    Tianyin is a manufacturer and supplier of modernized Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM") in China. It was established in 1994 and acquired by the current management team in August 2003. It has a comprehensive product portfolio of 39 products, 22 of which are listed in the highly selective National Medicine Catalog of the National Medical Insurance program. Tianyin owns and operates two GMP manufacturing facilities and an R&D platform supported by leading Chinese academic institutions. The Company has a pipeline of 17 pharmaceutical products pending approval. Tianyin has an extensive nationwide distribution network throughout China with a sales force of 720 salespeople. Tianyin is headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan Province with two manufacturing facilities and a total of 1,365 employees. For more information about Tianyin, please visit http://www.tianyinpharma.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    The Statements which are not historical facts during the presentation are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    For more information, please contact: For the Company: Allen Tang, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant to the CEO in China Tel: +86-158-2122-5642 Email: Allen.y.tang@gmail.com Investors: Mr. Matthew Hayden, HC International Tel: +1-561-245-5155 Email: matt.hayden@hcinternational.net Web: http://www.hcinternational.net/

    Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co. Inc.

    CONTACT: Allen Tang, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant to the CEO in China, Tianyin
    Pharmaceutical Co. Inc., +86-158-2122-5642, Allen.y.tang@gmail.com; or
    Investors: Mr. Matthew Hayden of HC International, +1-561-245-5155,
    matt.hayden@hcinternational.net

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




    China Green Agriculture, Inc. to Present at the Roth China Conference on October 14 at 8:30 am ET

    XI'AN, China, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CGA; "China Green Agriculture" or "the Company"), a leading producer and distributor of humic acid ("HA") based liquid compound fertilizer through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd., today announced that it will present at the Roth China Conference, to be held October 12-14, 2009, at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, FL.

    Ms. Ying Yang, Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at 8:30 am ET on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009. Ms. Yang will be accompanied by Mr. Tao Li, Chairman and CEO, and Mr. Jonnie Wang, Secretary of the Board and will be hosting one-on-one meetings with conference attendees throughout the two-day event. Management will discuss the Company's products, its distribution footprint, the competitive landscape, environmental concerns that are driving demand for organic based fertilizer products, recent financial results, and the Company's long-term growth strategy which will be supported by its recently expanded production facility.

    Registration is by invitation and registration is mandatory. For more information on the conference, contact your Roth representative or visit http://www.roth.com/ .

    About ROTH Capital Partners

    ROTH is a full service investment banking firm dedicated to the small and micro-cap market. The firm is privately owned with current principals being majority owners. The core management team has been consistent for many years. Since the inception of the firm in 1984, ROTH has been a leader and innovator in the small and micro cap markets. Roth's exclusive focus has been, is, and will continue to offer a full spectrum of investment banking services, including raising capital, research coverage, trading and market making, merger and acquisition advisory services, and investor conferences.

    About China Green Agriculture, Inc.

    China Green Agriculture, Inc. produces and distributes humic acid ("HA") based liquid compound fertilizer through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd., ("TechTeam"). TechTeam produces and sells over 130 different kinds of fertilizer products per year. All of TechTeam's fertilizer products are certified by the PRC government as green food production materials, as stated by the China Green Food Research Center. TechTeam's fertilizers are highly concentrated liquids which require an application of approximately 120 ml per mu per application. Its average end user has approximately four mu of land (one mu = .165 acres). Techteam also has the capacity to produce highly concentrated powdered fertilizers. China Green Agriculture currently markets its fertilizer products to private wholesalers and retailers of agricultural farm products in 21 provinces, 4 autonomous regions and 3 municipal cities in the PRC in the PRC. The leading five provinces which collectively accounted for 36.4% of the Company's fertilizer revenue for the year ended June 30, 2009 are Shandong (9.5%), Shaanxi (8.3%), Heilongiiang (6.5%), Xinjiang (6.5%) and Anhui (5.9%). For more information, visit http://www.cgagri.com/ .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    The Statements which are not historical facts during the presentation are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's business, products and financial results. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the following: general economic and business conditions, development, shipment, market acceptance, additional competition from existing and new competitors, changes in technology, and various other factors beyond the Company's control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this Cautionary Statement and the risk factors detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. China Green Agriculture undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

    For more information, please contact: In the US: China Green Agriculture, Inc. Ms. Ying Yang, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +1-626-623-2575 Email: yangying@techteam.com.cn OR HC International, Inc. Ted Haberfield, Executive VP Tel: +1-760-755-2716 Email: thaberfield@hcinternational.net In China: China Green Agriculture, Inc. Mr. Jonnie Wang, Secretary of Board, Investor Relations Officer Tel: +86-29-8826-6368 Email: wangxilong@techteam.com.cn

    China Green Agriculture, Inc.

    CONTACT: China Green Agriculture, Inc., Ms. Ying Yang, Chief Financial
    Officer, +1-626-623-2575, Email: yangying@techteam.com.cn; or HC
    International, Inc., Ted Haberfield, Executive VP, +1-760-755-2716, Email:
    thaberfield@hcinternational.net, In China: China Green Agriculture, Inc., Mr.
    Jonnie Wang, Secretary of Board, Investor Relations Officer, +86-29-8826-6368,
    Email: wangxilong@techteam.com.cn

    Web site: http://www.cgagri.com/
    http://www.roth.com/




    Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results From Phase II Bavituximab Lung Cancer Trial- Data from Initial Cohort in Phase II Study Evaluating Bavituximab with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in NSCLC Shows Progression-Free-Survival of 6.5 Months, which Compares Favorably with Historical Data Using Chemotherapy Alone - - Patient Enrollment Now Completed in Entire 49-Patient NSCLC Study -

    TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today reported additional positive results in its Phase II trial evaluating bavituximab in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Data previously reported from the initial cohort of 21 patients in the study had indicated that 11 of 17 evaluable patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC achieved an objective tumor response according to RECIST criteria. Recent analysis from the 21-patient cohort now shows the median progression-free-survival (PFS) for these patients was 6.5 months, which compares favorably with the PFS range of 4.2 to 4.5 months reported in a similar patient population receiving carboplatin and paclitaxel as a single agent in NSCLC trials that were the basis for the design of the ongoing bavituximab study. Peregrine also reported that it has completed enrolling the total of 49 NSCLC patients planned for this study.

    "The PFS data we reported today along with the objective tumor response data previously reported for the first set of patients in this study are very encouraging," said Steven W. King, president and CEO of Peregrine. "Based on these results we have already begun designing our next studies in NSCLC, where we believe bavituximab has considerable promise. We will continue to assess patients enrolled in the now-completed expansion cohort over the coming months and look forward to reporting results from the full 49-patient study population."

    The primary objective of the multi-center, open-label Phase II NSCLC study is to assess the overall response rate to bavituximab with carboplatin and paclitaxel. In the trial's Simon two-stage design, 21 patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC were initially enrolled, and 17 of these patients were deemed evaluable. In this initial cohort, 11 of the 17 evaluable patients achieved an objective tumor response by the time that treatment with the combination of bavituximab, carboplatin and paclitaxel was completed. These initial results exceeded the pre-specified endpoint needed to expand the trial, which then enrolled an additional 28 patients to reach the planned study total of 49 patients.

    Secondary objectives of the study include measuring time to tumor progression, duration of response, overall patient survival and safety parameters. Patients in the study are evaluated regularly for tumor response according to RECIST criteria. Patients may continue to receive bavituximab as a monotherapy after completion of chemotherapy as long as the cancer does not progress and side effects are acceptable. The trial is being conducted in India according to International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines.

    Lung cancer is a major cause of cancer deaths worldwide. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the U.S. and is the leading cause of cancer deaths. It estimates that in 2009, there will be approximately 219,440 new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. and an estimated 159,000 lung cancer deaths. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for approximately 85-90% of lung cancer cases.

    Bavituximab is a monoclonal antibody that targets the cellular membrane component phosphatidylserine (PS) that is usually located inside cells, but which becomes exposed on the outside of the cells that line the blood vessels of tumors, creating a specific target for anti-cancer treatments. By masking PS, bavituximab is believed to help mobilize the body's immune system to destroy the tumor and the tumor blood vessels. Bavituximab is being tested in combination with chemotherapy in three Phase II trials in advanced lung cancer and advanced breast cancer. Interim results in all of these trials were encouraging, with objective tumor response rates that compare favorably to chemotherapy alone. Enrollment in the three trials is now complete and patient treatment and follow-up are continuing.

    About Peregrine Pharmaceuticals

    Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative monoclonal antibodies in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer and serious viral infections. The company is pursuing three separate clinical programs in cancer and HCV infection with its lead product candidates bavituximab and Cotara®. Peregrine also has in-house manufacturing capabilities through its wholly owned subsidiary Avid Bioservices, Inc. (http://www.avidbio.com/), which provides development and biomanufacturing services for both Peregrine and outside customers. Additional information about Peregrine can be found at http://www.peregrineinc.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement: Statements in this press release which are not purely historical, including statements regarding Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risk that the standard carboplatin and paclitaxel response rate will not be improved as a result of the combination therapy and the risk that the results of the subsequent stage for this trial will not be consistent with the results of the first stage. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially or otherwise adversely impact the company's ability to obtain regulatory approval for its product candidates include, but are not limited to, uncertainties associated with completing preclinical and clinical trials for our technologies; the early stage of product development; the significant costs to develop our products as all of our products are currently in development, preclinical studies or clinical trials; obtaining additional financing to support our operations and the development of our products; obtaining regulatory approval for our technologies; anticipated timing of regulatory filings and the potential success in gaining regulatory approval and complying with governmental regulations applicable to our business. Our business could be affected by a number of other factors, including the risk factors listed from time to time in the company's SEC reports including, but not limited to, the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2009 and the quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2009. The company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. disclaims any obligation, and does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release.

    Contacts: GendeLLindheim BioCom Partners Investors Media info@peregrineinc.com Barbara Lindheim (800) 987-8256 (212) 918-4650

    Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, 1-800-987-8256, info@peregrineinc.com, or Media,
    Barbara Lindheim, +1-212-918-4650, all of GendeLLindheim BioCom Partners, for
    Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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




    J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Perceptions of Greater Policy Value Drive Customer Satisfaction With Homeowners Insurance to a Five-Year HighAmica Mutual Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Homeowners Insurance For an Eighth Consecutive Year

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in five years, overall satisfaction with homeowners insurance has increased significantly, driven by favorable customer perceptions of the value of their policies, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 National Homeowners Insurance Study(SM) released today.

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    Now in its ninth year, the study measures customer satisfaction with homeowners insurance companies by examining five key factors: policy offerings; price; billing and payment; interaction; and claims.

    Overall satisfaction with homeowners insurance companies averages 773 on a 1,000-point scale in 2009--increasing by 21 points from 2008. The overall increase is primarily attributable to substantial improvements in the price, policy offerings and billing and payment factors. In particular, satisfaction with price has improved most notably--increasing by 46 points from 2008.

    Contributing further to improved perceptions of policy value are shifts in the perceived prevalence of discounts. The percentage of policyholders who report receiving discounts has increased in 2009 to 84 percent from 81 percent in 2008. Of the 27 insurance companies included in the study, 10 have experienced notable increases from 2008 in the proportion of their customers who report getting discounts. Policyholders who receive discounts are significantly more satisfied than those who either do not receive discounts or are unsure of the discounts they receive.

    "To maximize the lift in satisfaction that discounts may bring, insurance companies must clearly inform customers of the number and types of discounts they are receiving," said Jeremy Bowler, senior director of the insurance practice at J.D. Power and Associates. "Even if a customer's policy doesn't change, satisfaction may improve by more than 90 points when they're informed of the discounts they qualify for and are getting, compared with when they have no awareness of the discounts."

    Amica Mutual ranks highest for an eighth consecutive year among homeowners insurance companies, performing particularly well in all five factors that contribute to overall customer satisfaction. Following Amica in the rankings are Auto-Owners, Erie Insurance and State Farm, respectively. USAA, an insurance provider open only to U.S. military personnel and their families and therefore not included in the rankings, also achieves a high level of customer satisfaction.

    The study finds that more than eight in 10 customers report bundling multiple policies with their homeowners insurance company. Satisfaction with insurance companies' policy offerings increases with each additional policy purchased, with satisfaction averaging more than 170 points higher among customers with four or more policies with their insurer, compared with customers who hold only a homeowners policy with their insurance company.

    "Keeping homeowners insurance customers well satisfied may pay dividends, as these customers are very likely to purchase additional insurance policies and other financial products from their insurer," said Bowler.

    The study also finds that making improvements in overall satisfaction may have a strong positive impact on renewal and recommendation rates. For example, improving overall satisfaction from an average of 750 to 800 may result in a 10- to 15-percentage-point increase in the proportion of customers who say they "definitely will" renew their policies. Similarly, this improvement in satisfaction may also result in a 10- to 15-percentage-point improvement in the number of customers who say they "definitely will" recommend their insurer to others.

    The 2009 National Homeowners Insurance Study is based on responses from more than 12,900 homeowners insurance customers. The study was fielded between April and June 2009.

    J.D. Power and Associates will issue a white paper with in-depth analysis of the homeowners insurance claim experience in mid-November.

    For more information, view homeowners insurance ratings, or read an article at JDPower.com.

    Customer Satisfaction Index Ranking J.D. Power.com Power Circle Ratings (Based on a 1,000-point scale) For Consumers Amica Mutual 842 5 Auto-Owners 817 4 Erie Insurance 813 4 State Farm 805 4 Cincinnati Insurance 790 4 Alfa 789 4 Automobile Club of Southern California 789 4 The Hartford 789 4 Automobile Club Group 782 3 Shelter 781 3 American National Property & Casualty 777 3 COUNTRY 776 3 American Family 775 3 Chubb 775 3 Industry Average 773 3 Allstate 772 3 California State Automobile Association 768 3 Liberty Mutual 762 3 Nationwide 762 3 MetLife 759 3 Safeco 759 3 Encompass 752 3 Farmers 749 3 The Hanover 745 3 Travelers 735 2 Fireman's Fund 734 2 AIG 700 2 *USAA 900 5 *USAA is an insurance provider open only to U.S. military personnel and their families and therefore is not included in the rankings. Power Circle Ratings Legend: 5 - Among the best 4 - Better than most 3 - About average 2 - The rest About J.D. Power and Associates

    Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, Web intelligence and customer satisfaction. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

    About The McGraw-Hill Companies

    Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2008 were $6.4 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

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    Jeff Perlman; Brandware Public Relations; Malibu, Calif.; (818) 317-3070; jperlman@brandwaregroup.com

    John Tews; J.D. Power and Associates; Troy, Mich.; (248) 312-4119; media.relations@jdpa.com

    No advertising or other promotional use can be made of the information in this release without the express prior written consent of J.D. Power and Associates. www.jdpower.com/corporate

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    CONTACT: Jeff Perlman of Brandware Public Relations, +1-818-317-3070,
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    Digital Realty Trust Earns LEED Platinum Certification for Silicon Valley DatacenterFacility Earns Highest LEED Certification for Green, Sustainable Buildings; Occupied by NVIDIA Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. , the world's largest wholesale datacenter provider, has been awarded a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for a new datacenter facility located in Silicon Valley.

    The facility will be utilized by NVIDIA , the world leader in visual computing technologies, to house a datacenter to support mission-critical systems for its global IT infrastructure. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System(TM) is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

    The certification of the Silicon Valley datacenter is the latest milestone in Digital Realty Trust's industry-leading green datacenter program. The facility was developed using sustainable design principles, construction techniques and input materials that enabled it to achieve the highest LEED rating, including airside economization, which enables the facility to use 100 percent outside air for cooling. Based on historical weather data for this location, the datacenter will be able to take advantage of this feature more than 65 percent of each year. At full load, this will deliver approximately 3.5 million kilowatt hours of annual energy savings worth more than $250,000 annually at today's energy prices. Using this architecture, the site achieved a peak power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.31 during the commissioning process. The site also supports real-time PUE monitoring, allowing users to monitor PUE in 15-minute increments and identify trends in PUE metrics over time.

    "Achieving LEED platinum certification means that attention has been paid to every aspect of the building's design and construction, including the operating energy efficiency of the finished datacenter as well as often overlooked, key issues such as building materials, materials re-use and construction practices," said Jim Smith, CTO of Digital Realty Trust. "Through a LEED program in conjunction with a PUE-optimized datacenter, we have been able to repeatedly meet sustainable and effective corporate green strategies."

    "Operating our data centers efficiently is a critical focus of NVIDIA's IT strategy which supports our overall environmental goals," said Ranga Jayaraman, chief information officer, NVIDIA. "Digital Realty Trust's leadership in building and operating highly energy efficient data centers will enable us to better track the performance of our operations and drive continuous improvements to more quickly achieve our environmental goals."

    Digital Realty Trust also earned LEED-CI Gold certification for its 1500 Space Park property in Santa Clara in June, and has numerous additional projects in process for LEED certification. The latest NVIDIA facility is the first LEED Platinum certified data center in Silicon Valley. Digital Realty Trust worked with local utilities to receive LEED rebates and incentives during for the development of this property.

    About the U.S. Green Building Council

    The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations. Since USGBC's founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 17,000 member companies and organizations, a comprehensive family of LEED® green building rating systems, an expansive educational offering, the industry's popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/), and a network of 78 local chapters, affiliates, and organizing groups. For more information, visit http://www.usgbc.org/.

    About LEED

    The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System(TM) is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category. LEED can be applied to all building types including new construction, commercial interiors, core & shell developments, existing buildings, homes, neighborhood developments, schools and retail facilities. Incentives for LEED are available at the state and local level and LEED has also been adopted nationwide by federal agencies, state and local governments, and interested private companies. For more information, visit http://www.usgbc.org/LEED.

    About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Digital Realty Trust owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter® and Powered Base Building® datacenter solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust's 77 properties, excluding one property held as an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter tenants. Comprising approximately 13.8 million square feet as of September 29, 2009, including 1.9 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout Europe and North America. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust's website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com/.

    About NVIDIA

    NVIDIA awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from portable media players to notebooks to workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. Fortune magazine has ranked NVIDIA #1 in innovation in the semiconductor industry for two years in a row. For more information, see http://www.nvidia.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to expected cost saving resulting from the use of energy efficient design and construction techniques. These risks and uncertainties include the impact of the current deterioration in the global economy, including the turmoil in the financial and credit markets; the downturn of local economic conditions in our geographic markets; decreases in information technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse economic or real estate developments in our industry or the industry sectors that we sell to; decreases in real estate valuations and resulting impairment charges; our dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of one or more major tenants or a significant number of smaller tenants; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; our failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing for refinancing current debt obligations, undertaking or completing redevelopment, completing acquisitions or other purposes; increased interest rates and operating costs; our failure to repay debt when due or our breach of covenants or other terms contained in our loan documents; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to manage our growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; our failure to successfully operate acquired or redeveloped properties; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of certain of these investments; delays or unexpected costs in development or redevelopment of properties; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space; inability to successfully redevelop and lease new properties and space held for redevelopment; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; our inability to acquire off-market properties; our inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to public companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; changes in real estate and zoning laws; and increases in real property tax rates. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2009 and June 30, 2009. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Turn-Key Datacenter, Powered Base Building and POD Architecture are registered trademarks of Digital Realty Trust.

    For Additional Information: A. William Stein Pamela A. Matthews Chief Financial Officer and Director of Investor Relations Chief Investment Officer Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. +1 415-738-6500 +1 415-738-6500

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    CONTACT: A. William Stein, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment
    Officer, or Pamela A. Matthews, Director of Investor Relations,
    +1-415-738-6500, both of Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Web Site: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com/
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    CSC Broadens Oracle Alliance Through Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Program

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CSC today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Oracle through its participation in Oracle's partner and training enablement program for Oracle Fusion Middleware® 11g. This endeavor is part of a broader CSC program to develop solutions leveraging the Oracle product suite. Current efforts include service-oriented architecture (SOA) and vertical-industry solutions.

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    "CSC's strategy is to build repeatable industry-focused technology solution accelerators for our clients," said Jim Cook, president of CSC's Business Solutions and Services Group. "Leveraging the technology of major alliance partners such as Oracle is a key element of that strategy."

    As a part of this initiative, CSC is contributing to Oracle's product direction and evolution. CSC is also participating in the launch of this latest Oracle release through training and proof of concept activities intended to deepen CSC's experience and capabilities with Oracle products.

    "CSC helped implement the vision for Farmers' SOA program, which is based on Oracle's SOA technology," said Goutham Nellutla, head of the Shared Technologies Center of Excellence, Farmers Insurance Group. "The service frameworks and SOA governance model established with CSC have been instrumental to realizing our long-term and short-term SOA goals."

    This expanded experience supplements CSC's Oracle capability, which includes more than 1,000 Oracle engagements around the globe. CSC's expertise is applied to helping its clients achieve business results with their enterprise solutions and encompasses all business areas - human capital management, finance and accounting, order management and fulfillment, supply chain, manufacturing, sales management and customer service. For more information, please visit the CSC Oracle Center at http://www.csc.com/oracle.

    About CSC

    CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com/.

    Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.

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    CONTACT: Janet Herin, Sr. Manager, Media Relations, Corporate of CSC,
    +1-310-615-1693, jherin@csc.com

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




    Lincare Holdings Inc. Extends Terms of Employment Agreements with Executive Officers

    CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lincare Holdings Inc. today announced that it has extended the terms of the employment agreements with its Chief Executive Officer, John P. Byrnes, its President and Chief Operating Officer, Shawn S. Schabel and its Chief Financial Officer, Paul G. Gabos. The agreements provide for the continuation of each executive officer's employment with the company for three additional years through December 31, 2012. The employment agreements amend the previous agreements that were set to expire on December 31, 2009.

    Lincare, headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, is one of the nation's largest providers of respiratory therapy and other services to patients in the home. The Company provides services and equipment to more than 700,000 customers in 48 states.

    Statements in this release concerning future results, performance or expectations are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon information available to Lincare as of the date hereof and Lincare assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lincare's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties contain terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue" or variations of these terms or other comparable terminology.

    Key factors that have an impact on Lincare's ability to attain any estimates contained in this release include potential reductions in reimbursement rates by government and other third party payors, changes in reimbursement policies, the demand for Lincare's products and services, the availability of appropriate acquisition candidates and Lincare's ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions, efficient operation of Lincare's existing and future operating facilities, regulation and/or regulatory action affecting Lincare or its business, economic and competitive conditions, access to borrowed and/or equity capital on favorable terms and other risks described in the filings of Lincare with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    In developing its forward-looking statements, Lincare has made certain assumptions relating to reimbursement rates and policies, internal growth and acquisitions and the outcome of various legal and regulatory proceedings. If the assumptions used by Lincare differ materially from what actually occurs, then actual results could vary significantly from the performance projected in the forward-looking statements. Lincare is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

    Lincare Holdings Inc.

    CONTACT: Paul G. Gabos of Lincare Holdings Inc., +1-727-530-7700

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




    Ecology Coatings Announces Additional FinancingFormer Chairman to Invest in Ecology

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ecology Coatings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: ECOC) , a leader in the discovery and development of nanotechnology-enabled, ultraviolet-curable advanced coatings, today announced that it entered into a new financing agreement with Stromback Acquisition Corporation. Stromback Acquisition Corporation has purchased 240 shares of the company's Series B Convertible Preferred Stock at a purchase price of $1,000 per share for a total of $240,000. Details of the Securities Purchase Agreement can be found in the company's Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The company also announced that in conjunction with the new financing former Chairman Richard Stromback has resigned his directorship from the company's Board.

    "On behalf of the Ecology Coatings Board, we would like to thank Rich for his leadership and contribution in providing a strong foundation from which to grow the company," said Ecology Coatings CEO Bob Crockett. "Rich will continue to assist the company in the exploration and development of new financing and revenue opportunities from a consultatory position. We wish him continued success with his many endeavors," added Crockett.

    About Ecology Coatings, Inc.

    Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTCBB:ECOC) is a world leader in the development and licensing of cleantech ultra-violet (UV) curable coatings -- coatings that improve the products we use daily. Ecology's technology platform allows manufacturers to enhance the durability and performance of their products, while significantly reducing energy costs and increasing manufacturing throughput. The company produces solid coatings which eliminate the escape of harmful solvents into the atmosphere during application. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Ecology Coatings has a development and prototype lab in Akron, Ohio. For additional information, visit the company's website at http://www.ecologycoatings.com/.

    Forward-looking Statements

    Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which are specified in Ecology's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made herein.

    Investor and Media Relations McCloud Communications, LLC Marty Tullio, Managing Member 949.553.9748 Marty@McCloudCommunications.com

    Ecology Coatings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Marty Tullio, Managing Member Investor and Media Relations of
    McCloud Communications, LLC, for Ecology Coatings, Inc., +1-949-553-9748,
    Marty@McCloudCommunications.com

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




    Rowan Announces Decision to Resume Construction of Fourth EXL Class Jack-up Rig

    HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan" or the "Company") announced that it will resume construction of its fourth EXL class jack-up rig at the Keppel AmFELS, Inc. ("Keppel") shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, with delivery expected in the first quarter of 2012.

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    Matt Ralls, Rowan's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "In early 2009, we suspended construction of this rig due to liquidity concerns and a weakening jack-up drilling market, pending a decision in the third quarter about whether to complete or cancel this rig. We have now decided to resume construction based on substantial positive changes in our liquidly outlook through 2010 and our expectation of generating an attractive return on the $120 million of net capital remaining to complete construction on this rig."

    "We are confident that there will be an increase in demand for very capable, high-specification jack-ups for deep, difficult wells going forward. Further, we believe the recovery outlook in global oil demand and a potential re-tightening of rig markets will have gained momentum by the time this rig is delivered in 2012," concluded Ralls.

    In late 2007, Rowan signed construction contracts with Keppel for four EXL (enhanced LeTourneau Super 116E) class jack-up rigs. The EXL will employ the latest technology to drill high-pressure/high-temperature and extended-reach wells in jack-up markets throughout the world, and will be equipped with a hook-load capacity of 2 million pounds, 70 feet of cantilever reach, 477 feet of leg length, and the mud pumping horsepower to drill up to 35,000 feet. The Company's first three EXL rigs remain on schedule and on budget, with deliveries scheduled for the second, third and fourth quarters of 2010, respectively.

    The Company estimates that the capital remaining to complete construction of the fourth EXL rig is $120 million, net of approximately $30 million of penalties and excess inventory that would have been incurred if the project had been canceled. The decision to resume construction is not expected to significantly impact the Company's 2009 capital expenditures which are estimated at $630 million, but will increase expected 2010 capital expenditures by around $50 million to a range of approximately $375-400 million. The Company anticipates funding these capital expenditures through available cash and operating cash flows.

    Construction also continues on schedule and on budget for Rowan's second and third 240C jack-up rigs, the Ralph Coffman and the Joe Douglas, with delivery of those rigs scheduled for the first quarter of 2010 and the third quarter of 2011, respectively.

    Rowan Companies, Inc. is a worldwide provider of contract drilling services utilizing a fleet of 22 offshore jack-up rigs and 32 deep-well land drilling rigs. The Company also owns and operates a manufacturing division that produces equipment for the drilling, mining and timber industries. For more information on Rowan, please visit http://www.rowancompanies.com/.

    This report contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements as to the expectations, beliefs and future expected financial performance of the Company that are based on current expectations and are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected by the Company. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include oil and natural gas prices, the level of offshore expenditures by energy companies, energy demand, the general economy, including inflation, capital markets conditions, weather conditions in the Company's principal operating areas and environmental and other laws and regulations. Other relevant factors have been disclosed in the Company's filings with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    CONTACT: Suzanne M. McLeod, Director of Investor Relations of Rowan
    Companies, Inc., +1-713-960-7517, smcleod@rowancompanies.com

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




    Comerica Charitable Foundation Donates $35,000 to Regional Food Banks in California, ArizonaContributions for food will go to Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara counties in California, and Phoenix

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- J. Michael Fulton, president and CEO of Comerica Bank's Western Market, today announced $35,000 in contributions to seven community non-profit agencies that deliver meals and Thanksgiving turkeys to people in need in California and Arizona.

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    The non-profit food banks serve families and individuals in seven counties where Comerica Bank has offices - Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties in California, and Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona.

    "Many families living in communities where our Comerica colleagues live and work are struggling," said Fulton. "I'm proud to announce that the Comerica Charitable Foundation has agreed to give $5,000 each to seven community food banks in California and Arizona to provide some emergency relief. I hope that these gifts not only put food on dinner tables, but also stimulate more donations to food banks and other charities."

    The recipients of the gifts from the Comerica Charitable Foundation are: -- Community Food Bank in Fresno, $5,000 -- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, $5,000 -- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, $5,000 -- Feeding America in San Diego, $5,000 -- San Francisco Food Bank, $5,000 -- Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara County, $5,000 -- St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix, Arizona, $5,000

    The food banks will be using the grants for their special Thanksgiving food programs. At the Second Harvest food banks in San Jose and Irvine, for example, the Comerica grant will buy complete holiday meals as part of each food bank's "Operation Gobble" campaign. In San Francisco, low-income seniors and families will receive 2,700 meals because of the Comerica donation. In Los Angeles, the Regional Food Bank will use the Comerica donation to buy more than 400 14-pound turkeys for its holiday turkey drive with the foundation grant. In San Diego, Feeding America will be able to buy Thanksgiving meals with the Comerica funds. In Phoenix, the Comerica funds donated to St. Mary's will go towards the food bank's goal of delivering 10,000 turkeys to families in need.

    About the Comerica Charitable Foundation

    The Comerica Charitable Foundation gives money to non-profit organizations based on community needs in Comerica Bank's primary markets within Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona and Florida. Priorities include economic self-sufficiency, neighborhood revitalization, education, health care and programs supporting diversity and inclusion. For information, go to http://www.comerica.com/community.

    About Comerica Bank

    Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated , a Dallas-based company strategically aligned into three major business segments: the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, and Wealth & Institutional Management. Comerica focuses on relationships and helping businesses and people be successful. In addition to Arizona and California, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Florida, Michigan and Texas, with select businesses operating in several other states, Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $63.6 billion at June 30, 2009. For more information, go to http://www.comerica.com/.

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    CONTACT: Barry Holtzclaw of Comerica Bank, +1-408-556-5111, cell,
    +1-831-246-0648, bholtzclaw@comerica.com

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




    Wonder Auto to Present at ROTH China Conference in Miami

    JINZHOU CITY, China, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Wonder Auto Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: WATG; "Wonder Auto" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of automotive electrical parts, suspension products and engine accessories in China, today announced that the Company will participate in the investor conference as below:

    ROTH China Conference in Miami Beach Event: Corporate Presentation, Q&A, One-on-One meetings Date: October 12-14, 2009 Location: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA Presentation Time: 8:30AM, Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Participants: Meirong Yuan, CFO Patrick Sun, IR Manager

    Patrick Sun will present the Wonder Auto's overview, products, operations, highlights of latest financial results, and forecast during the presentation. Meirong Yuan, CFO of Wonder Auto will answer questions from interested investors during the presentation and at one-on-one meetings. For more information about participating in the Roth conference, please visit http://www.roth.com/ .

    About Wonder Auto

    Based in Jinzhou City, Liaoning, China, Wonder Auto Technology, Inc., through its Chinese subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures and sells automotive electrical parts, suspension products and engine accessories. Wonder Auto was ranked second in sales revenue in the China market for automotive alternators and starters in 2008. With respective 5 different series and over 230 models of alternators, 150 models of starters, various suspension and engine related parts, the Company supplies to a wide range of automakers, engine producers and auto parts suppliers both in domestic China and overseas. Wonder Auto's main customers include Beijing MOBIS Auto Parts & Components Co., Ltd, Harbin Dongan Automotive Engine Co., Ltd, Shenyang Xinguang Huachen Auto Engine Co., Ltd, SWT, Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi Motors Engine Co., Ltd., Shanghai VW and Weifang Diesel Engine. For more information, please log on http://www.watg.cn/ .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release may contain forward-looking information about Wonder Auto Technology, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries which are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "project," "plan," "seek," "intend," or "anticipate" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include discussions of strategy, statements about industry trends and Wonder Auto Technology, Inc.'s future performance, operations and products. This and other "Risk Factors" are contained in Wonder Auto Technology, Inc.'s public filings with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

    For more information, please contact: Patrick Sun Investor Relations Manager Tel: +86-10-8478-5339 Cell: +86-153-1161-1742 Email: ir@watg.cn

    Wonder Auto Technology, Inc.

    CONTACT: Patrick Sun, Investor Relations Manager, +86-10-8478-5339, cell,
    +86-153-1161-1742, or IR@watg.cn

    Web Site: http://www.watg.cn/




    Radiant Logistics Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2009Double-Digit Growth Continues with Record Annual Revenues of $137.0 Million Up $36.8 Million and 36.7% and Adjusted EBITDA of $3.7 Million Up $1.9 Million and 102.8% Over Prior Year

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radiant Logistics, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: RLGT) , a domestic and international logistics services company, today reported financial results for the three months and year ended June 30, 2009.

    For the three months ended June 30, 2009, Radiant reported a net loss of $57,000 on $32.4 million of revenues, or $0.00 per basic and fully diluted shares. For the three months ended June 30, 2008, the Company reported $25.8 million in revenues and a net loss of $86,000, resulting in ($0.00) per basic and fully diluted shares.

    For the year ended June 30, 2009, Radiant reported a net loss of $9,730,000 on $137.0 million of revenues, or a loss of $(0.28) per basic and fully diluted share, including a non-cash charge of $11.4 million for impairment of goodwill. For the year ended June 30, 2008, Radiant reported net income of $1,413,000 on $100.2 million of revenues, or $0.04 per basic and fully diluted share, including net non-recurring income of $1,266,000 (net of tax) resulting from a reduction in estimate of liabilities assumed in the Company's acquisition of Airgroup.

    In December 2008, the Company recorded a non-cash charge of $11.4 million for impairment of goodwill in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 142 "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets". The goodwill charge was a result of the material decline in the market value of the Company's equity during the quarter ended December 31, 2008. The Company does not expect that the non-cash charge will have an impact on its financial condition or affect the financial covenants in its credit facility.

    In December of 2007, the Company recognized a total of $1,918,000 in non-recurring income in connection with a reduction of its estimate of liabilities assumed in the acquisition of Airgroup and related tax indemnities net of $652,000 in corresponding tax expense. Excluding the impact of these non-recurring items, the Company would have reported net income of $147,000, or $0.00 per basic and fully diluted share for the year ended June 30, 2008.

    The Company also reported adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $730,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2009 compared to adjusted EBITDA of $392,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2008, for an increase of $338,000. A reconciliation of our adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure appears at the end of this release.

    The Company also reported adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) which excludes the non-recurring items, of $3,677,000 for the year ended June 30, 2009, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $1,814,000 for the year ended June 30, 2008. A reconciliation of our adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure appears at the end of this release.

    The company has also provided additional prior period analysis using pro forma results of operations presented as if Radiant had acquired Adcom as of July 1, 2007 which is included in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2009 and filed October 5, 2009.

    "Our recent acquisition of Adcom has allowed us to post year over year growth even in the face of the soft global economy," said Bohn Crain, Chairman and CEO. "For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, we posted revenues of $32.4 million, an improvement of $6.6 million or 25.6% over the comparable prior year period. We consider ourselves fortunate to have completed the Adcom transaction back in September of 2008 which has allowed us to deliver better buy rates for our stations as well as the opportunity to rationalize the back-office costs of the combined organization. These initiatives are beginning to translate into improved profitability. For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, we also reported $730,000 in adjusted EBITDA, an improvement of $338,000 or 86.2% over the comparable prior year period.

    "We also posted record revenues of $137.0 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, compared to $100.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2008, an improvement of $36.8 million or 36.7%. This positive trend also continued in terms of profitability as we reported $3,677,000 in adjusted EBITDA for the year ended June 30, 2009, an improvement of $1,864,000 or 102.8% over the comparable prior year period. These results do not yet reflect the full benefit of the cost synergies that we expect to achieve in connection with the transition of Adcom's Minneapolis-based back office operations to the corporate headquarters in Bellevue, Washington which was completed as planned in June of 2009. This integration is expected to deliver an estimated annual cost savings in the range of $1.0-$1.5 million per year."

    "Given the challenging economic climate, we are particularly pleased with our operating results through June 30, 2009. Unfortunately, in our second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2008, our stock price declined in response the global economic downturn and the turmoil in the equity markets, resulting in a market capitalization that was significantly below our book value as of December 31, 2008. As a consequence, we performed an analysis to determine any potential impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets as of December 31, 2008 in accordance with Statement of Accounting Financial Standards (SFAS) No. 142, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets." The results of the analysis indicated that there was impairment to goodwill. Accordingly, we recognized a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $11.4 million in our results for the quarter ended December 31, 2008. The non-cash impairment charge has not had any impact on the Company's compliance with its debt covenants and our stock price has since recovered."

    Mr. Crain continued, "Although our business has by no means been immune to the slowing economy, we do believe we are well positioned to weather the economic downturn. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, we expect to sustain our prior year results with $4.0 million in adjusted EBITDA on $140 million in annual revenues. This is before considering the impact of any future acquisitions or improvement in the general economic climate. Looking forward, our strategy remains unchanged. From our current platform, we believe profitable growth can be best achieved by continuing to bring value to the agent-based forwarder community. Over the past 2 years our unique value proposition has continued to gain momentum in the marketplace as evidenced by the number of great new agent partners that have joined our ranks. Over the longer term, we believe this trend will continue. We approach 2010 with a sharp focus on our three-prong strategy: (1) providing continuous improvement to our existing network participants in terms of technology, buy rates and enhanced service offerings; (2) building upon the success of our organic growth initiative by on-boarding additional agent stations; and (3) opportunistically pursuing acquisition opportunities, including strategic opportunities within the community of agent-based forwarders."

    The Company's estimate of future revenues and profits is based on the assumption that the cumulative historical financial results of operations of the Company and Adcom for the most recent 12 months ended June 30, 2009 are indicative of the future financial performance of the combined group. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, appears at the end of this release.

    Supplemental Pro Forma Information

    We believe that supplemental disclosure of our adjusted EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization adjusted for stock-based compensation and other non-cash costs is a useful measure for investors because it eliminates the effect of certain non-cash costs and provides an important metric for our business. A reconciliation of annual pro forma adjusted EBITDA amounts to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure is as follows:

    Historical Results (Amounts in 000's) THREE MONTHS ENDED FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, JUNE 30, ------------------ ----------------- 2009 2008 2009 2008 ---- ---- ---- ---- Net income (loss) $(57) $(86) $(9,730) $1,413 Interest expense (income) - net 46 19 204 117 Income tax expense 211 135 44 908 Depreciation and amortization 476 240 1,743 964 --- --- ----- --- EBITDA 676 308 (7,739) 3,402 Stock-based compensation and other non-cash charges 54 84 203 330 Change in estimate of liabilities assumed in Airgroup acquisition - - - (1,431) Tax Indemnity (487) Goodwill impairment - - 11,403 - Gain on early extinguishment of debt - - (190) - --- --- ---- --- Adjusted EBITDA $730 $392 $3,677 $1,814 ==== ==== ====== ====== Financial Outlook (Amounts in 000's) FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 ----------------- Net income $1,070 Interest expense - net 300 Income tax expense 405 Depreciation and amortization 2,000 ----------------- EBITDA 3,775 Stock-based compensation and other non-cash charges 225 Adjusted EBITDA $4,000 =================

    This supplemental pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the historical financial information presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

    Investor Conference Call

    Radiant will host a conference call for shareholders and the investing community on Tuesday October 6, 2009 at 4:00pm, ET to discuss the contents of the release. The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-8031, or (201) 689-8031 for international participants, and is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Callers are requested to dial in 5 minutes before the start of the call. An audio replay will be available for one week after the teleconference by dialing (877) 660-6853, or (201) 612-7415 for international callers, and using account number 286 and conference ID number 334207.

    About Radiant Logistics (OTC BB:RLGT)

    Radiant Logistics (http://www.radiant-logistics.com/) is executing a strategy to build a global transportation and supply chain management company through organic growth and the strategic acquisition of best-of-breed non-asset based transportation and logistics providers, to offer its customers domestic and international freight forwarding and an expanding array of value added supply chain management services, including asset recovery/reverse logistics, order fulfillment, inventory management and warehousing. For more information about Radiant Logistics, please contact Bohn Crain at (425) 943-4599.

    This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding future operating performance, events, trends and plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained herein, including, without limitation, statements regarding the our future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected revenues and costs, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "estimates," "anticipates," or "believes" or the negative thereof or any variation thereon or similar terminology or expressions. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our expectations, include but are not limited to, our ability to: use Airgroup as a "platform" upon which we can build a profitable global transportation and supply chain management company; retain and build upon the relationships we have with our exclusive agency offices; continue the development of our back office infrastructure and transportation and accounting systems in a manner sufficient to service our expanding revenues and base of exclusive agency locations; maintain the future operations of Adcom in a manner consistent with its past practices, integrate the operations of Adcom with our existing operations, continue growing our business and maintain historical or increased gross profit margins; locate suitable acquisition opportunities; secure the financing necessary to complete any acquisition opportunities we locate; assess and respond to competitive practices in the industries in which we compete, mitigate, to the best extent possible, our dependence on current management and certain of our larger exclusive agency locations; assess and respond to the impact of current and future laws and governmental regulations affecting the transportation industry in general and our operations in particular; to integrate Adcom's operations with our historic operations, our ability to realize cost synergies through such integration, the effect that the acquisition will have on Adcom's existing customers, agents and employees as well as those risk factors disclosed in Item 1A of our Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2008 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other public documents and press releases which can be found on our web-site (http://www.radiant-logistics.com/). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, as they speak only as of the date made. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and we undertake no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof.

    RADIANT LOGISTICS, INC. Consolidated Balance Sheets June 30, June 30, 2009 2008 -------- -------- ASSETS Current assets - Cash and cash equivalents $890,572 $392,223 Accounts receivable, net of allowance June 30, 2009 - $754,578; June 30, 2008 - $513,479 17,275,387 14,404,002 Current portion of employee loan receivable and other receivables 613,288 68,367 Income tax deposit 535,074 - Prepaid expenses and other current assets 305,643 425,657 Deferred tax asset 427,713 292,088 ------- ------- Total current assets 20,047,677 15,582,337 ---------- ---------- Furniture and equipment, net 760,507 717,542 ------- ------- Acquired intangibles, net 3,179,043 1,242,413 Goodwill 337,000 7,824,654 Employee loan receivable, net of current portion 40,000 40,000 Investment in real estate 40,000 40,000 Deposits and other assets 359,606 156,280 ------- ------- Total long term assets 3,955,649 9,303,347 --------- --------- Total assets $24,763,833 $25,603,226 =========== =========== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) Current liabilities - Notes payable - current portion of long term debt $- $113,306 Accounts payable and accrued transportation costs 13,249,628 9,914,831 Commissions payable 1,323,004 1,136,859 Other accrued costs 472,202 221,808 Income taxes payable - 498,142 Due to former Adcom shareholder 2,153,721 - --------- --- Total current liabilities 17,198,555 11,884,946 ---------- ---------- Long term debt 7,869,110 4,272,032 Deferred tax liability 352,387 422,419 ------- ------- Total long term liabilities 8,221,497 4,694,451 --------- --------- Total liabilities 25,420,052 16,579,397 ---------- ---------- Minority interest 1,907 - Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding - - Common stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized. Issued and outstanding: June 30, 2009 - 34,106,960; June 30, 2008 - 34,660,293 16,157 16,116 Additional paid-in capital 7,889,458 7,703,658 Treasury stock, at cost, 595,000 and zero shares, respectively (138,250) - Retained earnings (deficit) (8,425,491) 1,304,055 ---------- --------- Total stockholders' equity (deficit) (658,126) 9,023,829 -------- --------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit) $24,763,833 $25,603,226 =========== =========== RADIANT LOGISTICS, INC. Consolidated Statements of Income (Operations) (Three months ended - unaudited) THREE MONTHS ENDED YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, JUNE 30, ------------------ ---------- 2009 2008 2009 2008 ---- ---- ---- ---- Revenue $32,360,984 $25,770,386 $136,996,319 $100,201,795 Cost of transportation 22,212,677 16,280,521 91,427,781 64,373,545 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Net revenues 10,148,307 9,489,865 45,568,538 35,828,250 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Agent commissions 7,029,479 6,592,704 30,565,136 25,210,068 Personnel costs 1,371,892 1,466,906 6,920,914 5,303,612 Selling, general and administrative expenses 954,200 1,097,496 4,286,572 3,801,085 Depreciation and amortization 476,036 243,489 1,743,159 963,913 Restructuring charges - - 220,000 - Goodwill impairment - - 11,403,342 - ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total operating expenses 9,831,607 9,400,595 55,139,123 35,278,678 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Income from operations 316,700 89,270 (9,570,585) 549,572 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Other income (expense): Interest income 4,641 915 13,540 4,115 Interest expense (50,423) (20,354) (216,893) (121,399) Other- non recurring - - - 1,918,416 Gain on early extinguishment of debt - - 190,000 - Other (110,108) (43,964) (75,005) (98,782) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total other income (expense) (155,890) (63,403) (88,358) 1,702,350 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Income (loss) before income tax expense and minority interest 160,810 25,867 (9,658,943) 2,251,922 Income tax expense (210,793) (135,369) (43,912) (907,748) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Income (loss) before minority interest (49,983) (109,502) (9,702,855) 1,344,174 Minority interest (7,088) 23,089 (26,691) 68,731 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Net income (loss) $(57,071) $(86,413) $(9,729,546) $1,412,905 =========== =========== =========== =========== Net income (loss) per common share - basic $- $- $(.28) $.04 =========== =========== =========== =========== Net income (loss) per common share - diluted $- $- $(.28) $.04 =========== =========== =========== =========== Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic shares 34,615,751 34,473,233 34,678,755 34,126,972 Diluted shares 34,615,751 34,615,590 34,678,755 34,358,746 RADIANT LOGISTICS, INC. Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income and Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities (UNAUDITED)

    As used in this report, adjusted EBITDA means earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization adjusted for stock-based compensation and other non-cash charges. We believe that adjusted EBITDA, as presented, represents a useful method of assessing the performance of our operating activities, as it reflects our earnings trends without the impact of certain non-cash charges. Adjusted EBITDA is also used by our creditors in assessing debt covenant compliance. We understand that although securities analysts frequently use EBITDA in their evaluation of companies, it is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation. EBITDA is not intended as an alternative to cash flow provided by operating activities as a measure of liquidity, as an alternative to net income as an indicator of our operating performance, nor as an alternative to any other measure of performance in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

    The following is a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to both net income and cash flow provided by operating activities:

    THREE MONTHS ENDED YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, JUNE 30, ------------------ ---------- 2009 2008 2009 2008 ---- ---- ---- ---- Adjusted EBITDA $729,859 $391,881 $3,676,599 $1,813,340 Share based compensation and other non-cash costs (54,319) (83,745) (202,376) (329,636) Change in estimate of liabilities assumed in Airgroup Acquisition - - - 1,431,452 Goodwill impairment - - (11,403,342) - Gain on early extinguishment of debt - - 190,000 - Tax indemnity - - - 486,694 ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- EBITDA 675,540 308,136 (7,739,119) 3,401,850 Depreciation and amortization (476,036) (239,742) (1,743,159) (963,913) Interest expense, net (45,782) (19,439) (203,356) (117,284) Income tax expense (210,793) (135,369) (43,912) (907,748) ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Net income (loss) (57,071) (86,414) (9,729,546) 1,412,905 ADJUSTMENTS TO RECONCILE NET INCOME (LOSS) TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Non-cash compensation expense (stock options) 50,045 53,678 173,759 204,062 Stock issued for investor relations services - 148,487 12,082 148,487 Amortization of intangibles 349,155 136,840 1,263,370 547,360 Deferred income tax benefit (153,623) 513,428 (1,421,657) (243,536) Depreciation and leasehold amortization 126,881 102,902 479,789 396,557 Goodwill impairment - - 11,403,342 - Gain on early extinguishment of debt - - (190,000) - Minority interest in income (loss) of subsidiaries 7,087 (36,624) 26,691 (68,731) Recovery of (provision for) doubtful accounts (224,867) (128,014) (90,766) 253,519 Tax indemnity - - - (486,694) Change in estimated accrued transportation costs - - - (1,431,452) CHANGE IN OPERATING ASSETS AND LIABILITIES: Accounts receivable (685,019) (739,847) 7,669,229 405,389 Employee receivable and other receivables (4,591) 8,225 (113,884) 39,433 Income tax deposit 340,208 - (450,046) - Prepaid expenses and other current assets 84,719 (265,562) 178,704 (366,329) Deposits and other assets 7,230 34,741 97,186 47,923 Accounts payable & accrued transportation costs 1,304,469 167,562 (5,210,752) (2,127,035) Commissions payable (46,043) (18,703) 186,145 436,839 Other accrued costs (332,402) 15,962 (16,368) (122,497) Income tax payable - (586,775) (498,142) 273,446 ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Net cash provided by operating activities $766,178 $(680,114) $3,769,136 $($680,354) ========== ========== ========== ==========

    Radiant Logistics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Bohn H. Crain, Chief Executive Officer, Radiant Logistics,
    Inc., +1-425-943-4599

    Web Site: http://www.radiant-logistics.com/




    Tempur-Pedic to Announce Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results on October 15

    LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tempur-Pedic International Inc. will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 after the NYSE close of regular trading on Thursday, October 15, 2009. The company will hold a conference call to discuss those results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    The dial-in number for the conference call is 877-857-6147. The call is also being webcast and can be accessed on the investor relations section of the company's website, http://www.tempurpedic.com/. After the conference call, a webcast replay will remain available on the investor relations section of the company's website for 30 days.

    About the Company

    Tempur-Pedic International Inc. manufactures and distributes mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR® pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in premium and specialty sleep. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced sleep surfaces that help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The Company's products are currently sold in over 80 countries under the TEMPUR® and Tempur-Pedic® brand names. World headquarters for Tempur-Pedic International is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempurpedic.com/ or call 800-805-3635.

    Tempur-Pedic International Inc.

    CONTACT: Barry Hytinen, Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial
    Planning & Analysis, +1-800-805-3635

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




    AS NEED RISES, 200 KRAFT FOODS VOLUNTEERS IN SPRINGFIELD ROLL UP SLEEVES FOR FIRST-EVER GLOBAL WEEK OF SERVICEFirst Global 'Make a Delicious Difference Week' Unites 10,000+ Employees to Fight Hunger, Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Build Stronger Communities

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seven volunteer projects. Five days. 200 Kraft Foods volunteers. What does that add up to? Five hundred people in Springfield benefiting from Kraft Foods' first-ever global "Make a Delicious Difference Week."

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO)

    With more than 10,000 employees in 33 countries participating around the world, this special week of service (Oct. 5-10) will benefit roughly 500,000 people in need. The effort will mobilize six times the number of volunteers than in previous efforts and build on the company's commitment to fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles.

    Plant manager Todd Sherman will join about 20 volunteers Thursday at the Ozarks Food Harvest. "We may be best known for making delicious foods, like Kraft macaroni and cheese and Philadelphia cream cheese, but 'delicious' means much more than that," said Sherman. "We're unleashing the power of our global workforce to make a delicious difference in the communities where we do business. This will be the single largest volunteer effort in our history."

    Local projects include: -- Accepting, inspecting, sorting and repackaging food donations to Ozarks Food Harvest for distribution to its more than 350 nonprofit hunger relief member organizations across southwest Missouri -- Writing messages of hope for at-risk students who benefit from Ozarks Food Harvest's Weekend Backpack Program that delivers a backpack full of food each week for the entire school year -- Distributing food items and supplies to approximately 200 low-income seniors via Ozarks Food Harvest's Mobile Food Pantry direct service program -- Landscaping and general maintenance at the Boys & Girls Club of Springfield -- Painting and general maintenance at the Boys & Girls Town of Missouri -- Painting and general maintenance at the Family Violence Center -- Painting residents' rooms and general maintenance at the Regional Girls' Shelter

    To supplement its employees' efforts, the Kraft Foods Foundation will match U.S. employee cash contributions to nonprofits on a two-to-one basis throughout the week.

    Serving Up the Spirit of Service When Needed Most

    As the need rises across the Ozarks, Kraft Foods' commitment to preventing hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles is stronger than ever.

    In the past year, unemployment has risen in the Ozarks region, leading to an increased demand for Ozarks Food Harvest's services. The Food Bank is currently serving more than 55,000 clients monthly, up from 41,000 just one year ago.

    "We are deeply grateful for the years of support from Kraft Foods," said Bart Brown, President and CEO, Ozarks Food Harvest. "They have donated funds, food and volunteer time, and have helped us to make a difference for so many of those in need."

    Spreading the Giving Spirit

    Starting Oct. 13, people can visit http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/ to learn how to spread the volunteer spirit through a special online video. Each time this video is viewed, Kraft Foods will donate money to Feeding America to help provide five meals to those at risk of hunger -- up to 100,000 meals through the end of October.

    Kraft Foods Support of Hunger and Healthy Lifestyles

    As the second largest food company in the world, Kraft Foods is taking a stand when it comes to fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles. Since 1997, the company has provided more than 1 billion servings of fresh food. Around the world, the company contributes approximately $100 million annually in food and money to community organizations. The company committed $180 million in the next three years to community involvement activities around the globe. The expansion of its global employee volunteer efforts though the first global "Make A Delicious Difference Week" is another example of Kraft Foods' stepped up efforts.

    Ozarks Food Harvest

    Ozarks Food Harvest (http://www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/) dedicated its larger, more efficient distribution center on Sept. 15, 2009. It is the only food bank in southwest Missouri and serves more than 350 hunger relief organizations, reaching more than 55,000 people each month in 29 Ozarks counties. OFH distributed seven million pounds of food during its last fiscal year--the highest distribution in The Food Bank's 25-year history--made possible due to its network of charities and direct-relief programs such as the Weekend Backpack Program(TM)0, Kids Cafe® and the Mobile Food Pantry(TM) program. Ozarks Food Harvest is a member of Feeding America--formerly named America's Second Harvest--the nation's largest domestic hunger relief charity.

    Kraft Foods

    Kraft Foods (http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/) makes today delicious in 150 countries around the globe. Our 100,000 employees work tirelessly to make delicious foods consumers can feel good about. From American brand icons like Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings, Maxwell House coffees and Oscar Mayer meats, to global powerhouse brands like Oreo and LU biscuits, Philadelphia cream cheeses, Jacobs and Carte Noire coffees, Tang powdered beverages and Milka, Cote d'Or, Lacta and Toblerone chocolates, our brands deliver millions of smiles every day. Kraft Foods is the world's second largest food company with annual revenues of $42 billion. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor's 500, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.

    -- make today delicious --

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO
    http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Kraft Foods

    CONTACT: Ana Paula Cruz of Kraft Foods, +1-847-646-4538, news@kraft.com;
    or Brian Moriarty, +1-212-981-5252, brian_moriarty@dkcnews.com, for Kraft
    Foods

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




    AS HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS RISE, KRAFT FOODS STEPS UP IN DAVENPORT IN A SEASON OF GIVING BACKFirst Global 'Make a Delicious Difference Week' Unites 10,000+ Employees to Fight Hunger, Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Build Stronger Communities

    DAVENPORT, Iowa, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Four volunteer projects. One Week. Eighty Kraft Foods volunteers. A food drive. $5,000. And 100 handmade blankets. What does that add up to? Hundreds of lives touched throughout the Davenport area thanks to Kraft Foods' first-ever global "Make a Delicious Difference Week."

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO)

    With more than 10,000 employees in 33 countries participating around the world, this special week of service (Oct. 5-10) will benefit roughly 500,000 people in need. The effort will mobilize six times the number of volunteers than in previous efforts and build on the company's commitment to fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles.

    With a renewed emphasis on volunteerism, the company has recruited roughly 80 volunteers in Davenport, including Kraft Foods Davenport Plant Manager Steven J. Steiert, to meet this need.

    "We may be best known for cooking up tasty products like Oscar Mayer and Louis Rich deli meats, but this week is all about making a delicious difference in our communities," explained Steiert. "The volunteer spirit of our employees combined with the expertise of the Salvation Army and Churches United is a winning recipe to support those in need. Knowing our efforts here in Davenport are an important ingredient in our first global week of service makes this experience even more powerful."

    Local projects include: -- Preparing and serving meals with Churches United of the Quad Cities Area -- Engaging employees in a food drive for Churches United -- Painting hallways at the Salvation Army Family Service Center to help families in transitional housing -- Making and donating 100 blankets to comfort families at local shelters (approximate retail value: $1,500)

    To extend the spirit of giving back, the company also will donate $5,000 to the Salvation Army and Churches United. And, to supplement its employees' efforts, the Kraft Foods Foundation will match U.S. employee cash contributions to nonprofits on a two-to-one basis throughout the week.

    Serving Up the Spirit of Service When Needed Most

    As the need rises across the Quad Cities, Kraft Foods' commitment to preventing hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles is stronger than ever.

    The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities provides shelter for approximately 56 residents per month in Davenport. And, its Family Service Center assists approximately 450 residents per year and is the only shelter in the area to house full families with children. Because of the increased need and lack of resources, the Family Service Center has to turn away about 5,000 people a year.

    Charlie Farrell, Director, Salvation Army Family Service Center explains, "As hunger and homelessness rise, the Salvation Army is increasingly dependent on its resources and volunteer partners. The shocking reality is that homelessness affects 510 people here in Scott County. By joining hands with Kraft Foods volunteers, we can achieve our mission of fighting homelessness."

    Spreading the Giving Spirit

    Starting Oct. 13, people can visit http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/ to learn how to spread the volunteer spirit through a special online video. Each time this video is viewed, Kraft Foods will donate money to Feeding America to help provide five meals to those at risk of hunger -- up to 100,000 meals through the end of October.

    Kraft Foods Support of Hunger and Healthy Lifestyles

    As the second largest food company in the world, Kraft Foods is taking a stand when it comes to fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles. Since 1997, the company has provided more than 1 billion servings of fresh food. Around the world, the company contributes approximately $100 million annually in food and money to community organizations. The company committed $180 million in the next three years to community involvement activities around the globe. The expansion of its global employee volunteer efforts though the first global "Make A Delicious Difference Week" is another example of Kraft Foods' stepped up efforts.

    Kraft Foods Company

    Kraft Foods (http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/) makes today delicious in 150 countries around the globe. Our 100,000 employees work tirelessly to make delicious foods consumers can feel good about. From American brand icons like Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings, Maxwell House coffees and Oscar Mayer meats, to global powerhouse brands like Oreo and LU biscuits, Philadelphia cream cheeses, Jacobs and Carte Noire coffees, Tang powdered beverages and Milka, Cote d'Or, Lacta and Toblerone chocolates, our brands deliver millions of smiles every day. Kraft Foods is the world's second largest food company with annual revenues of $42 billion. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor's 500, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.

    - make today delicious -

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO
    http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Kraft Foods

    CONTACT: Liz Anklow, +1-212-981-5103, liz_anklow@dkcnews.com, for Kraft
    Foods; or Ana Paula Cruz of Kraft Foods, +1-847-646-4538, news@kraft.com

    Web Site: http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/
    http://www.kraft.com/




    MORE THAN 100 KRAFT FOODS' VOLUNTEERS TEAM UP WITH LOCAL CHARITIES TO MAKE A DELICIOUS DIFFERENCE IN BENTONVILLE AND ROGERSFirst Global 'Make a Delicious Difference Week' Unites 10,000+ Employees to Fight Hunger, Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Build Stronger Communities

    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eighteen volunteer projects. Seven days. 150 Kraft Foods' employee volunteers. $5,000. And 500 handmade blankets. What does that add up to? Thousands of people in Bentonville and Rogers benefiting from Kraft Foods' first-ever global "Make a Delicious Difference Week."

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO)

    With more than 10,000 employees in 33 countries participating around the world, this special week of service (Oct. 5-10) will benefit roughly 500,000 people in need. The effort will mobilize six times the number of volunteers than in previous efforts, and build on the company's commitment to fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles.

    This week in Bentonville and Rogers, the company is teaming up with the American Diabetes Association, Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter and NWA Food Bank, among others, to feed and clothe the needy, build homes for families and raise awareness of diabetes through numerous service events in the community.

    "We may be best known for cooking up tasty products like Kraft American Singles and Velveeta, but this week is all about making a delicious difference in our communities," explained Tricia Clark, Kraft Foods Bentonville plant manager. "The volunteer spirit of our employees combined with the expertise of so many great charity organizations is a winning recipe to fight hunger, provide needed shelter and promote healthy living. Knowing our efforts here in Bentonville and Rogers are an important ingredient in our first global week of service makes this experience even more powerful."

    Local projects include: -- Preparing food and delivering it to Habitat for Humanity -- Offering cooking classes at the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter -- Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club "Healthy Living Olympics" -- Packing and distributing 500 food boxes for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank -- Preparing 500 blankets for the needy (approximate retail value: $7,500) -- Conducting a clothing drive for kids in need

    To extend the spirit of giving back, the company also will donate $5,000 to the American Diabetes Association and the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. And, to supplement its employees' efforts, the Kraft Foods Foundation will match U.S. employee cash contributions to nonprofits on a two-to-one basis throughout the week.

    Serving Up the Spirit of Service When Needed Most

    Kraft Foods' Customer Category Manager Mike Duley, along with Clark and other experienced volunteers, helped lead the effort. Duley explains, "Getting out into the community to serve gives us insight into how real hunger, diabetes and homelessness are. The shocking reality is that thousands of people are affected by these devastating situations in Bentonville and surrounding areas."

    Spreading the Giving Spirit

    Starting Oct. 13, people can visit http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/ to learn how to spread the volunteer spirit through a special online video. Each time this video is viewed, Kraft Foods will donate money to Feeding America to help provide five meals to those at risk of hunger -- up to 100,000 meals through the end of October.

    Kraft Foods Support of Hunger and Healthy Lifestyles

    As the second largest food company in the world, Kraft Foods is taking a stand when it comes to fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles. Since 1997, the company has provided more than 1 billion servings of fresh food. Around the world, the company contributes approximately $100 million annually in food and money to community organizations. The company committed $180 million in the next three years to community involvement activities around the globe. The expansion of its global employee volunteer efforts though the first global "Make a Delicious Difference Week" is another example of Kraft Foods' stepped up efforts. In Washington D.C., the company has supported the fight against hunger through partnerships with the Congressional Hunger Center, Food & Friends, Food Research Action Council, Friends of the World Food Program and So Others Might Eat.

    Kraft Foods (http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/) makes today delicious in 150 countries around the globe. Our 100,000 employees work tirelessly to make delicious foods consumers can feel good about. From American brand icons like Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings, Maxwell House coffees and Oscar Mayer meats, to global powerhouse brands like Oreo and LU biscuits, Philadelphia cream cheeses, Jacobs and Carte Noire coffees, Tang powdered beverages and Milka, Cote d'Or, Lacta and Toblerone chocolates, our brands deliver millions of smiles every day. Kraft Foods is the world's second largest food company with annual revenues of $42 billion. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor's 500, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.

    - make today delicious -

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO
    http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Kraft Foods

    CONTACT: Ana Paula Cruz of Kraft Foods, +1-847-646-4538, news@kraft.com;
    or Daniel Roberti, +1-212-981-5133, Daniel_roberti@dkcnews.com, for Kraft
    Foods

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




    ATK Marks 30 Years of Tank Ammunition InnovationATK Delivered Four Million Tank Rounds Since 1979 Pioneering Systems Integration Approach Led by ATK Continues Today for U.S. Army Procurements of Large Caliber Ammunition

    MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems is marking its 30th year as an innovative developer and producer of tank ammunition for the U.S. Army and its allies. In 1979, the company became a systems integrator for tank ammunition when the U.S. Army sought to "upgun" the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) from a 105mm system to a 120mm main gun. Thirty years and nearly four million rounds later, ATK continues to pioneer developments in the design and production of world-class tactical and training tank ammunition. In total, ATK has type-classified ten U.S. Army 120mm rounds as a systems integrator.

    "ATK is meeting the evolving needs of the warfighter by delivering world-class, large-caliber, direct-fire ammunition to U.S. and allied troops," said Bruce DeWitt, vice president and general manager for ATK Advanced Weapons. "Our design and production capabilities allow us to rapidly field the highest quality rounds in the quantities required to meet urgent needs while also ensuring that the munitions are affordable for our expanding customer base."

    In 1979, ATK was awarded a technology transfer program for Rheinmetall's 120mm smooth bore technology for the U.S. Army's Abrams tank main gun upgrade. This effort resulted in the successful type classification of four rounds: the M829 Kinetic Energy (KE) tactical, the M865 KE trainer, the M830 High Explosive Antitank (HEAT) tactical, and the M831 HEAT training round. These systems-managed programs were the first for U.S. Army large caliber ammunition procurements.

    ATK also developed and produced the M830A1 High Explosive Antitank - Multi-Purpose with Tracer (HEAT-MP-T) round. This innovative round increased the accuracy and firepower of the Abrams MBT to not just enhance its ability to defeat enemy armored vehicles at extended ranges, but also give the Abrams the ability to engage helicopter threats and destroy bunkers.

    "As worldwide threats continue to emerge and evolve, meeting today's challenges with the future in mind is critical," said DeWitt. "ATK takes pride in its ability to improve existing platform capabilities through innovative, cost-effective solutions."

    ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 18,000 employees in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, and revenues of approximately $4.8 billion. News and information can be found on the Internet at http://www.atk.com/.

    Certain information discussed in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although ATK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those factors are: the challenges of developing advanced tank ammunition; changes in governmental spending, budgetary policies and product sourcing strategies; the company's competitive environment; the terms and timing of awards and contracts; and economic conditions. ATK undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For further information on factors that could impact ATK, and statements contained herein, please refer to ATK's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Media Contact: Investor Contact: Rod Gibbons Jeff Huebschen Phone: 410-864-4932 Phone: 952-351-2929 E-mail: rod.gibbons@atk.com E-mail: jeff.huebschen@atk.com

    ATK

    CONTACT: Rod Gibbons, +1-410-864-4932, rod.gibbons@atk.com, or
    Investors, Jeff Huebschen, +1-952-351-2929, jeff.huebschen@atk.com, both of
    ATK

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




    Transdel Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 to Announce Top-Line Phase 3 Study Results for Lead Topical Pain Drug Ketotransdel(R)

    LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: TDLP) today announced that it will host a conference call and audio webcast on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:00 am, eastern, to announce the top-line results of its Phase 3 clinical study for Ketotransdel®, a topical cream based non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ("NSAID") for acute pain. A press release will be issued on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7:30 am, eastern.

    To participate in the call, dial 888-695-0608, or outside of the U.S., dial 719-457-2615, confirmation code 4282348 shortly before 9:00 am, eastern. The audio webcast can be accessed via the Internet by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at http://www.transdelpharma.com/.

    About Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TDLP) is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing non-invasive, topically delivered products. The Company's innovative-patented Transdel(TM) cream formulation technology is designed to facilitate the effective penetration of a variety of products through the tough skin barrier. Ketotransdel®, the Company's lead pain product, utilizes the Transdel technology to deliver the active drug, ketoprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug through the skin directly into the underlying tissues where the drug exerts its well-known anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The Company intends to leverage its Transdel(TM) platform technology to expand and create a portfolio of topical products for a variety of indications. The Company is actively pursuing partnerships with companies to expand its product portfolio for pharmaceutical and cosmetic/cosmeceutical products. In June 2009, the Company announced that it entered into a license agreement with JH Direct, LLC for the exclusive worldwide rights to Transdel's anti-cellulite cosmeceutical product which utilizes the Company's Transdel(TM) technology. For more information, please visit http://www.transdelpharma.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Statements made in this release that are not historical in nature constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "plans," "will," "may," "anticipates," "believes," "should," "intends," "estimates," and other words of similar meaning. Please note that forward-looking statements are based on projections, that these projections involve judgment, and that individual judgments may vary. Moreover, these statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with the uncertainty of the Company's future financial results and its ability to raise additional funds to support its operations, its ability to complete the required clinical trials and obtain FDA approval for Ketotransdel, the efficacy and the commercial success of any products it develops, the impact of competitive products or pricing, and technological changes. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. Such documents may be read free of charge on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov/. All forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

    Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    CONTACT: John Lomoro, CFO of Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
    +1-858-457-5300, johnl@transdelpharma.com; or Investors, Rhonda Chiger of Rx
    Communications Group, LLC, +1-917-322-2569, rchiger@rxir.com, or Media,
    Maureen Suda of Suda Communications L.L.C., +1-585-387-9248,
    maureen_suda@yahoo.com, both for Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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




    Oil Refineries 50%-Held Carmel Olefins Publishes Update on Financial Covenants

    HAIFA, Israel, October 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oil Refineries Ltd. ("ORL"),Israel's largest oil refiner, announced that Carmel Olefins Ltd. ("CAOL"), in which ORL holds 50% of the capital, published an immediate report with regards to its entering into a Series of Agreements with regards to eased financial terms. Please find following a convenience translation from Hebrew of CAOL's formal announcement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Israel Securities Authority from Thursday, October 1, 2009.

    Carmel Olefins Ltd. ("The Company")

    Re: Immediate Report: Agreements with the Banks on the Subject of More Lenient Financial Covenants

    1. Consequent to what is stated in Note 1 (B) to the Company's financial statements as of June 30, 2009, in connection with the Company's non-compliance with the financial covenants that had been set with banks, the Company hereby announces that on September 30, 2009, the Company entered into an series of agreements ("the Series of Agreements") with the Banks who have granted credit ("the Banks"), under which, inter alia:

    1.1. The Banks have agreed to change the financial covenants that were in force immediately prior to signing the agreements ("the Original Covenants"), such that in the period of the easements (as defined in section 2 below) more lenient financial covenants will apply to the Company ("the New Covenants"),

    1.2. The Banks will waive their right to demand immediate repayment of the Company's loans as a result of a breach of the Original Covenants of December 31, 2008 until the time of the signing the Series of Agreements.

    1.3. The Company has provided the Banks, inter alia, with the following collaterals: a tier one fixed charge on all of the assets, equipment and plant that the Company owns and a tier one, fixed charge on the Company's rights to the land on which the Company's plant operates in the Haifa Bay area. In addition to the said collaterals, it has been agreed that monetary deposits will be deposited with some of the Banks and that they will be pledged in favour of those banks.

    1.4. The Company will pay additional interest and/or commissions to the Banks.

    2. In accordance with what is stated in the Series of Agreements, "the Period of the Easements" is for an indefinite period, commencing at the time of entering into the Series of Agreements and ending at the time the Company will be compliant with the Original Covenants for a period of four consecutive quarters, and it has presented the Banks with a financial plan that is based on forecasted prices, under which the Company has the possibility of servicing its debts in accordance with the credit agreements with the Banks until the end of the periods of those agreements.

    3. At the end of the Period of the Easements, the new financial covenants will be cancelled, and the original financial covenants will once more be in force and the charges on the Company's assets that are detailed in section 1.3 above will be removed.

    4. As of September 30, 2009 and as of the time of the report, the Company is in compliance with the New Covenants. Following the entering into the arrangements, under the Series of Agreements, as well as the Company's compliance with the New Covenants, the Company's long-term loans, classified as short-term loans in the Company's financial statements as of December 31, 2008, as of March 31, 2009 and as of June 30, 2009 (as the result of the Company's non-compliance with the covenants that had been set with the banks), will once again be classified as long-term loans.

    Yours sincerely Carmel Olefins Ltd. About Oil Refineries

    Oil Refineries Ltd. (ORL), located in the bay area of the city of Haifa, operates Israel's largest oil refinery. ORL operates sophisticated and state-of-the-art industrial facilities with refining capacity of 9 million tons of crude oil per year, with a Nelson complexity index of 7.4, providing a variety of quality products used in industrial operation, transportation, private consumption, agriculture and infrastructure. The Company is also active in the area of Aromatics and Polymers through wholly-owned Gadiv Petrochemical Industries Ltd. and 50% owned Carmel Olefins Ltd. ORL is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker ORL. For additional information please visit the Company's website: http://www.orl.co.il/

    Contacts Company Contact: Rony Solonicof Chief Economist and Head of Investor Relations Oil Refineries Tel. +972-4-878-8320 ContactIREn@orl.co.il Investor Relations Contact: Ehud Helft \ Fiona Darmon GK Investor Relations Tel. (US) +1-646-797-2868 \ (Int.) +972-52-695-4400 info@gkir.com

    Oil Refineries Ltd

    CONTACT: Company Contact: Rony Solonicof, Chief Economist and Head of
    Investor Relations, Oil Refineries, Tel. +972-4-878-8320,
    ContactIREn@orl.co.il; Investor Relations Contact: Ehud Helft \ Fiona Darmon,
    GK Investor Relations, Tel. (US) +1-646-797-2868 \ (Int.) +972-52-695-4400,
    info@gkir.com




    Salesforce.com Tackles the Next Frontier in Contact Center Technologies with Service Cloud 2 - Delivering Innovation without the Pain of UpgradesFive-minute upgrades will set a new standard for enterprise cloud computing, by delivering upgrades while users workSalesforce.com's Service Cloud 2 and Cisco's Unified Communications combine to deliver a complete contact center in the cloudService Cloud 2 empowers companies to amaze their customers with an integrated customer service experience that leverages their own agents as well as real-time conversations happening throughout the cloud

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced five-minute upgrades and a new partnership with Cisco, further extending its leadership position in cloud computing and bringing Service Cloud 2 to companies of all sizes. Companies will be able to access the Service Cloud 2 even during planned maintenance windows with the new five-minute upgrade technology. Making industry leading service and support technology available to companies of all sizes, salesforce.com and Cisco unveiled a complete call center running entirely in the cloud with a combined solution integrating telephony with CRM. The five-minute upgrade technology and new solution with Cisco are delivered with Service Cloud 2, salesforce.com's next generation solution for customer service. The Service Cloud 2 exponentially increases the quality of service, while lowering the cost, by leveraging the expertise of the community.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO) The New Standard for Contact Centers - The Five-Minute Upgrade

    Upgrades and planned maintenance windows have always been viewed as a necessary evil in the world of software. Many times these upgrades actually made the application less useful with broken customizations and integrations. Ten years ago, salesforce.com built applications on the multi-tenant, real-time Force.com platform and was able to deliver completely seamless and invisible upgrades to customers three times a year. Salesforce.com delivered the industry's best technology, upgrades that improved its applications, and did it all without creating headaches for companies.

    Today, salesforce.com is unveiling another revolution for the cloud computing industry with the new five-minute upgrade. The five-minute upgrade represents an incredible technology achievement demonstrating the power of the Force.com platform and infrastructure. Never before have companies been able to take advantage of the latest technology innovations and evolve their customer service at the rate they are able to with the Service Cloud 2. Salesforce.com is the only company able to provide its customers with the five-minute upgrade technology, which will deliver:

    -- Access: Now, companies will have read-only access to their Service Cloud 2 deployment during planned maintenance windows, enabling companies to continue servicing their customers all while going through a full upgrade. Maintenance windows will allow customers to access their data in read-only mode for the duration of the maintenance, except during a five-minute cut-over time, setting the new standard that all cloud computing applications will be measured against. -- Real-Time, Mirrored Data Centers: Five-minute upgrades are only possible because salesforce.com has real-time, fully mirrored data centers. When salesforce.com upgrades the service in one data center, companies will still be able to access their applications through one of salesforce.com's other global, real-time, mirrored data centers. Cisco and Salesforce.com - Delivering the Contact Center in the Cloud

    Salesforce.com and Cisco today announced a combined solution to deliver a complete contact center in the cloud. The Cisco and salesforce.com Customer Interaction Cloud brings together salesforce.com's Service Cloud 2 with Cisco Unified Communications. The solution empowers small and medium sized companies to run their customer service completely in the cloud. Salesforce.com and Cisco share a vision about moving technology into the cloud and leveraging social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google to deliver services to their customers where they are already collaborating.

    For more information on this announcement, please refer to the joint press release issued earlier today.

    Service Cloud 2 - New Product Innovation for Customer Service and Support

    On September 9th, salesforce.com announced the next chapter in the customer service revolution with Service Cloud 2. New product innovations introduced for the customer service industry included:

    -- Salesforce Knowledge: A year after salesforce.com acquired Instranet, salesforce.com will offer the world's first integrated multi-tenant knowledge base, the first ever multi-tenant knowledge base fully integrated with CRM and designed for cloud computing. The core Service Cloud 2 knowledge base will deliver the same benefits available to any application built on the Force.com platform including rapid deployment, immediate results, simple customizations, automatic upgrades and more. -- Salesforce Answers: For years, customer service centers have been limited to knowledge articles produced by company employees, and have not benefited from the explosion of consumer wisdom that exists across the Web. Utilizing the Service Cloud 2, Salesforce Answers will deliver a unique online experience that helps companies leverage the expertise in the cloud to bring the right answer to their customers. Salesforce Answers will enable companies to start the conversation with a unique online customer community, crowd-source knowledge and leverage Facebook. -- Salesforce for Twitter: Twitter provides a free platform for users to answer the question "What are you doing?" in 140 characters or less and broadcast the answer to a broader community. These "tweets" can cover any topic area, including specific companies, brands and products. In today's Web-driven world where there is an expectation of real-time interaction, Salesforce for Twitter and the Service Cloud 2 give companies an easy way to join the real-time customer service conversations happening on Twitter by enabling them to search Twitter in real-time, monitor service issues on Twitter, join Twitter conversations, establish a Twitter support channel and deliver real-time knowledge. Comments on the News: -- "The five-minute upgrade is a revolution for the industry and a revelation for customers. The power of the Force.com platform has eliminated yet another painful legacy from on-premise software by making upgrades nearly invisible for customer service organizations. No longer will the customer service market be held back by traditional technology," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "The Service Cloud 2 represents the future of customer service." -- "With the introduction of five-minute upgrades, salesforce.com has once again taken the traditional software model and turned it on its head. Allowing companies to access their applications, even during an upgrade is a monumental achievement that the rest of the industry will be spending the next few years trying to catch up to," said Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer, AMR Research. -- "Since we started using salesforce.com's Service Cloud 2, we have been able to streamline our incident management process and provide an improved self-service experience for our customers, together improving their overall satisfaction. We think the new innovations coming from salesforce.com, including Salesforce Knowledge, will be the next step forward in allowing us to focus on our customers' needs, instead of our infrastructure," said Brent Flanders, Perceptive Software vice president technical services. Pricing and Availability -- The five-minute upgrade feature is currently scheduled to be available in beta in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 and pilot starting in Q1 of fiscal year 2011. -- The combined solution from salesforce.com and Cisco is currently scheduled to be generally available in the first quarter of calendar year 2010. -- Salesforce Knowledge is currently scheduled to be available in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 for corporate sales customers. It is currently scheduled to become generally available in fiscal year 2011. -- Salesforce Answers is currently scheduled to be available in pilot in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 and to become generally available in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. -- Salesforce for Twitter is available today at no additional charge on the Force.com AppExchange for Professional, Enterprise and Unlimited Edition customers. Supporting Resources -- For more information, please visit http://www.salesforce.com/servicecloud2 -- Follow salesforce.com on Twitter @salesforcenews About salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of Salesforce CRM applications, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized the ways that companies collaborate and communicate with their customers across sales, marketing and service. The company's Force.com platform (http://www.salesforce.com/platform/) enables customers, partners and developers to quickly build powerful business applications to run every part of the enterprise in the cloud. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and Force.com offer the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing.

    As of July 31, 2009, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 63,200 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com/, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    Copyright (c) 2009 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce and the "no software" logo are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, inc., and salesforce.com owns other registered and unregistered trademarks. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Katy Dormer of salesforce.com, +1-415-901-8595,
    kdormer@salesforce.com

    Web Site: http://www.salesforce.com/
    http://www.salesforce.com/servicecloud2




    avVaa World Health Care Products Inc. Announces DRTV Media Test Launches Today

    LUMBY, BC, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- avVaa World Health Care Products Inc. (Pink Sheets: AVVH), a global biotechnology company, manufacturer and distributor of nationally branded therapeutic, natural skin and health care products, announced the launch of its two week Neuroskin(R) Psoriasis Relief DRTV media test campaign.

    avVaa World Health Care Products Inc. announced that its two week Neuroskin(R) Psoriasis Relief DRTV media test launched today, October 5, 2009. Over 100 informercial styled DRTV commercials will be shown on multiple networks over the next fourteen days. The DRTV spots direct customers to purchase Neuroskin(R) Psoriasis Relief via phone, or online at http://www.myneuroskin.com/.

    The Neuroskin(R) Psoriasis Relief DRTV commercials are in infomercial format and feature a 2 minute soft offer commercial, a 2 minute hard offer commercial, a 60 second commercial, and a 30 second commercial. The test will determine which campaign is most successful - the hard or the soft offer. The 60 and 30 second commercials are in soft offer format, and will allow avVaa to capitalize on free advertising spots secured by their media buyer.

    "We have 102 scheduled spots over the next two week period," stated Lorie Campbell-Farley, President and Chief Operating Officer. "When all of the unscheduled free content is run, we anticipate we will have run over 120 commercials in total."

    avVaa World Health Care Products Inc. has worked hard to ensure everything is in place to capitalize on this second DRTV media test. "We took what we learned from the last campaign and ran with it," commented Mrs. Campbell-Farley, "And our great line-up of vendors had made it easy to launch this test. Our credit card processing is running smoothly, and we have added eCheck as a payment option. Our telemarketing call centre has provided refresher training to its staff, and has prepared individual scripts for both the hard and soft offers. Our distributor has 17,000 bottles of Neuroskin(R) Psoriasis Relief in stock and ready to go."

    avVaa anticipates a sales ration of at least 2:1, with two dollars in sales for every dollar spent marketing. "With the huge internet response we had on our first campaign, 2:1 is a conservative estimate," said Mrs. Campbell-Farley. "This time we are set to capitalize on every web order."

    The DRTV Infomercials may be previewed using the following links: http://www.myneuroskin.com/120_hardsell_spot.html http://www.myneuroskin.com/120_softsell_spot.html http://www.myneuroskin.com/60_second_spot.html http://www.myneuroskin.com/30_second_spot.html About avVaa World Health Care Products

    avVaa World Health Care Products is a global biotechnology company that specializes in effective, all natural, therapeutic skin care products that improve quality of life and well being for consumers. avVaa's patented European skin care formulas are scientifically registered, FDA-Compliant, and were developed to relieve and treat the symptoms of common skin ailments, including eczema, psoriasis and acne. avVaa is poised to manufacture and market its OTC Neuroskin(R) line of skin care products through mass, food and drug channels in the United States and globally. The Company's secondary line of equine and pet care related products are already being distributed throughout all of Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.avvaa.com/.

    Safe Harbor: Statements contained in this press release that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward looking in nature. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Management cautions that all statements as to future results of operations are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and events that may be beyond the control of avVaa World Health Care Products, Inc. and no assurance can be given that such results will be achieved.

    Potential risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the ability to procure, properly price, retain, and successfully complete projects, the availability of technical personnel, changes in technology, and competition.

    CONTACT: avVaa World Health Care Products, Inquiries: info@avvaa.com; Investor Relations: Merle Goertz, (West Coast) (604) 688-2349

    avVaa World Health Care Products

    CONTACT: avVaa World Health Care Products, Inquiries: info@avvaa.com;
    Investor Relations: Merle Goertz, (West Coast) (604) 688-2349




    Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs Enable PCI Express Compliant System Design for Low-Power, Low-Cost Connectivity ApplicationsIntegrated PCIe FPGA Endpoint Achieves PCI-SIG Compliance for PCI Express 1.1 Single-lane Configurations

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx today announced that its low-cost Spartan®-6 FPGA family is compliant with the PCI Express® 1.1 specification, enabling low-risk and low-cost implementation of serial connectivity solutions for consumer, automotive, wireless, and other price-sensitive or high volume markets. Spartan-6 FPGAs satisfy the cost, ease-of-use, and low power requirements of developing systems compliant with PCIe® for applications such as in-vehicle infotainment, flat-panel displays, and video surveillance.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO)

    The integrated Endpoint block for PCI Express in Xilinx® Spartan-6 LXT FPGAs has passed PCI-SIG® compliance and interoperability testing for PCIe 1.1 single-lane configurations. This latest milestone underscores Xilinx's leadership in driving FPGA support for the widely adopted serial interconnect standard, and comes less than one quarter after PCI-SIG compliance of Virtex®-6 FPGAs for PCIe 2.0 multi-lane configurations. Xilinx was the first to integrate compliant PCIe version 1.1 blocks into programmable devices with its Virtex-5 FPGA family, and the first to introduce a FPGA offering compliant with the 5Gbps version of PCIe 2.0 standard with soft IP support in Virtex-5 FXT and Virtex-5 TXT devices.

    "With the ubiquity of PCIe, system developers across the full spectrum of markets and applications are looking to Xilinx FPGAs for flexible connectivity solutions with proven low-power, low-cost silicon," said Tom Feist, senior marketing director for ISE® Design Suite at Xilinx. "Our Spartan-6 FPGAs provide the lowest cost PCIe implementation for programmable devices with twice the capability and less than half the power of previous Spartan-3 generation two-chip offerings. Developers can now design PCIe compliant systems based on the connectivity requirements of their applications and not be constrained by the cost of silicon."

    Production-proven PCIe Implementation

    PCIe 1.1 is implemented in Spartan-6 LXT devices with production-proven Xilinx GTP serial transceivers capable of up to 3.125Gbps and the LogiCORE(TM) solution using the integrated Endpoint block for PCI Express. The configurable PCIe core with physical layer (PHY) is the lowest-cost, single-lane integrated programmable implementation available today. The GTP serial transceivers are fully characterized across process, voltage, and temperature (PVT). The complete PCI-SIG compliance report is available for download at: http://www.pcisig.com/developers/compliance_program/integrators_list/pcie/.

    The Spartan-6 FPGA integrated Endpoint block for PCI Express incorporates many easy-to-use features to simplify the design process as well as configurations optimized for PCIe Endpoint applications. It is also supported with additional design resources for creating complete PCIe solutions. For more information on Xilinx PCI Express solutions, go to: http://www.xilinx.com/pciexpress.

    Design Support Available Today

    Designers can immediately begin the evaluation and design of low-cost, low-power PCI Express 1.1 compliant systems with the Spartan-6 FPGA SP605 Evaluation Kit. The Xilinx CORE Generator(TM) system in the ISE Design Suite 11 delivered with the kit enables designers to configure the PCIe Endpoint block for their applications. It comes complete with reference design and all the scripts, basic testbench, and simulation models needed to streamline verification with customer designs. Designers can download at no charge the ISE WebPACK(TM) software or trial version of the full featured ISE Design Suite from the Xilinx web site at: http://www.xilinx.com/tools/webpack.

    About the Spartan-6 FPGA Family

    The Spartan-6 FPGA family is the low-power, low-cost silicon foundation for Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms. Spartan-6 FPGAs are designed for cost-sensitive applications requiring high-speed connectivity and low-power operation with embedded serial transceivers, advanced power management, and proven 45-nanometer architecture. Domain-optimized devices provide a rich mix of integrated system features including memory controllers, digital signal processing, and PCIe Endpoint block, as well as RoHS-compliant lead-free package options for developing 'greener' electronics products. For more information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/spartan6.

    Designers can learn more about Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms by attending X-fest, a global series of free technical seminars sponsored by Avnet and Xilinx. These free one-day seminars offer practical training for engineers. To register for an X-fest event, visit http://www.weboom.com/avnet/index.html.

    About Xilinx

    Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com/.

    #0950p

    XILINX, the Xilinx logo, Virtex, ISE, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. PCI-SIG, PCI, PCIe and PCI Express are trademarks of PCI-SIG and used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Contacts: Bruce Fienberg Xilinx, Inc. (408) 879-4631 bruce.fienberg@xilinx.com

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    CONTACT: Bruce Fienberg of Xilinx, Inc., +1-408-879-4631,
    bruce.fienberg@xilinx.com

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




    KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Coverage for Internet and Voice Soon to Include AfricaKVH's new mini-VSAT coverage area to support broadband Internet and voice services for maritime and aeronautical applications

    MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The crews working the offshore oilfields of western Africa and maritime visitors to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will have a powerful new means of staying in touch and up to date as KVH Industries, Inc., prepares to roll out African coverage for its mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) service. The latest step in the joint effort by KVH and ViaSat to offer a seamless global broadband network for vessels and aircraft, the new African coverage area is expected to go live before the end of 2009 using the Telesat T-11N satellite. Once active, it will support broadband Internet and voice service for commercial and leisure boaters as well as provide network coverage to the ViaSat Yonder(sm) in-flight broadband network for business and commercial aircraft.

    "The addition of African coverage is a major milestone for the mini-VSAT Broadband network as we now have live coverage or are under contract to provide coverage for virtually every major maritime region on the globe," said Brent C. Bruun, KVH's vice president of sales and business development.

    "We're especially pleased with the addition of this new region to our network as it enables us to bring affordable, versatile broadband Internet and voice services to commercial operators supporting the increasingly vital west African offshore oil and gas fields. In addition, more than half a million visitors are expected to visit South Africa next year for the 2010 World Cup and many of them will be traveling or staying on leisure vessels for which our TracPhone® V7 and the mini-VSAT Broadband network are an ideal communications solution."

    The mini-VSAT Broadband service, along with the KVH TracPhone V7 antenna, comprise the first end-to-end 24-inch VSAT hardware, service, and support package available for maritime communications. Together, KVH and ViaSat are already offering Voice over IP phone service and Internet access as fast as 512 Kbps (upload) and 2 Mbps (download) at fixed monthly rates to mariners throughout North America, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic, Europe, the Northern Pacific, and the Persian Gulf.

    "With more than 500 TracPhone V7s shipped worldwide, our end-to-end communications solution is proving itself in a wide range of applications and rapidly becoming a popular and affordable choice among commercial and leisure mariners around the globe," continued Mr. Bruun. "Our seamless mini-VSAT Broadband network, together with our compact 24-inch (60 cm) commercial-grade antenna and fixed-rate monthly airtime pricing, offers unique benefits with regard to hardware and service costs as well as the value that comes with an affordable broadband data connection for crew morale, shipboard operation, regulatory compliance, and more."

    Visit http://www.minivsat.com/ for additional details regarding the TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband service along with maps illustrating the current and planned coverage for mini-VSAT Broadband service.

    Note to Editors: Press-ready images of KVH's TracPhone V7 are available at http://press.kvh.com/ for download and editorial use.

    About KVH Industries, Inc.

    Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, KVH Europe A/S, are leading providers of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH's mission is to connect mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes and offices.

    This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the service rollout plans, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH's products and technology; anticipated innovation and product development; and customer demand, preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, the successful launch and deployment of new satellites; uncertainty about the scope of customer demand; the potential inability to secure the licenses necessary for the network; risks associated with the delivery or performance of critical hardware; future decisions about the expected profitability of additional satellite regions; changes in the costs and capabilities of competing offerings; and those other risk factors discussed in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.

    KVH and TracPhone are registered trademarks of KVH Industries. "mini-VSAT Broadband" is a service mark of KVH Industries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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    KVH Industries, Inc.

    CONTACT: Chris Watson of KVH Industries, +1-401-845-8138,
    cwatson@kvh.com

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

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