Companies news of 2010-03-25 (page 7)

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    Tri-Tech Holding Full Year 2009 Revenue Up 99% to $16.8M; Net Income Up 127% to $3.8M; EPS $0.92 vs. $0.48

    Company Anticipating Continued Growth in 2010 Business

    BEIJING, March 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. , a leading Chinese project development and management company that engineers, manages and monitors China's municipal sewer systems, natural waterways and resources, announced today that revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 increased 99% to $16.8 million from $8.4 million in 2008. Diluted earnings per share for the year were $0.92 based on net income of $3.8 million. This compares with net income of $1.7 million or $0.48 diluted EPS in 2008.

    Fourth Quarter 2009 Highlights -- Revenue for Q4 2009 increased 103% to $5.9 million from $2.9 million in Q4 2008. -- Gross profit (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) increased 190% to $2.3 million for Q4 2009 from $0.8 million in Q4 2008. -- Q4 2009 gross margin 38% vs. 27% for Q4 2008. -- Income from operations increased 117% to $1.1 million from $0.5 million in Q3 2008. -- Net income increased 212% to $1.3 million from $0.4 million in Q4 2008. -- Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.24, from $0.12 in Q4 2008. -- Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was 5.54 million as of December 31, 2009, compared to 3.56 million as of December 31, 2008. FY 2009 Highlights -- Revenue for 2009 increased 99% to $16.8 million from $8.4 million in 2008. -- Wastewater and Tail Gas Treatment segment revenue increased 80% to $9.0 million. -- Water Resource Management segment revenue was up 125% to $7.8 million. -- Gross profit (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) increased 112% to $6.6 million for 2009 from $3.1 million in 2008. -- 2009 gross margin 39% vs. 37% for 2008. -- Income from operations increased 126% to $4.1 million from $1.8 million in 2008. -- Net income increased 127% to $3.8 million from $1.7 million in 2008. -- Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.92 from $0.48 in 2008. -- Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was 4.17 million as of December 31, 2009, compared to 3.56 million as of December 31, 2008. -- Completed successful initial public offering of 1.7 million ordinary shares at a price of $6.75 per share, traded on NASDAQ Capital Market on September 10, 2009. FY 2009 Financial Performance

    Total revenue was $16.8 million in 2009, an increase of $8.3 million, or 99%, compared to revenue of $8.4 million in 2008. The increase was driven by larger contracts, several of which exceeded $1.5 million. The revenue was primarily generated by system integration work and hardware and software sales from two operating segments. For wastewater and tail gas treatment, revenue was $9 million, an increase of $4 million or 80%, compared to $5 million in year 2008. Revenue from water resources management saw a 125% significant increase to $7.8 million from $3.5 million in 2008.

    Net income

    Net income attributable to shareholders was $3.8 million, an increase of $2.2 million or 127%, compared to $1.7 million in year 2008.

    Diluted earnings per share for the year were $0.92 based on net income of $3.8 million. This compares with net income of $1.7 million or $0.48 diluted EPS in 2008.

    Gross profit (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

    Gross profit (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) increased 112% to $6.6 million for 2009 from $3.1 million in 2008. Of total revenue, cost (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) decreased to 61%, compared with 63% in 2008, because the company sourced more locally made equipment at lower cost for the projects. Gross margin (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) for 2009 was 39%, compared to 37% for 2008.

    During 2009, significant Chinese government spending along with tight construction timelines, and strong market demand resulted in high market value for construction projects. Under such business climate, Tri-Tech enjoyed rapid growth in revenue while limited cost of that revenue.

    Operating income

    Operating income increased 126% to $4.1 million from $1.8 million in 2008. Operating margin was 24%, compared to 21% in the year ended December 31 2008.

    Liquidity and Capital Resources

    As of December 31, 2009, cash and cash equivalents were $7.2 million, including a deposit of $3.3 million. As of December 31, 2009, working capital was $17 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $7.2 million.

    Order Backlog

    As of December 31, 2009, the company had a total backlog of $11.5 million to be collected in 2010, including $9.3 million in municipal water and wastewater services, $1.5 million in water resources services and $0.7 million in industrial sector services. The backlog represents the amount of our existing contract work remaining to be completed in 2010 for which we have not been paid in full, based on the assumptions that our customers will approve these projects upon completion.

    Management Comment

    Chief Executive Officer Warren Zhao said, "We are pleased with the financial results in our first year as a publicly-traded company. The strong growth in our two business segments has highlighted the strength of our business model, which we believe will continue to get stronger as we work to help alleviate China's critical water resource crisis.

    "We are currently pursuing smaller river basin flood monitoring and forecasting systems and groundwater monitoring systems across the country. In 2009, we received awards for five projects for smaller river basin flood and forecasting systems.

    "Through local distributors and partnerships, we are promoting our proprietary products targeting the water monitoring and dispatching systems of the Northward Rerouting of Southern River engineering construction. We believe that the entire Northward Rerouting of Southern River engineering project has a market potential of approximately $43.5 million.

    "In 2009, the Chinese government launched the 103 Pilot-County Mountain Torrent Forecast Plan. Accordingly, the government allocated approximately $29 million to fund these projects to deal with frequent mountain torrents devastation. During the year, we won the bids for 14 of these pilot projects, which was in line with our internal expectations on the bid win rate.

    "At present, our wastewater treatment business is focused on Tianjin City and Hebei Province. In 2009, we won 26 contracts from this targeted wastewater treatment market, including pump stations, treatment plants, odor control systems, automatic controls and instruments.

    "We are actively pursuing opportunities in the industrial wastewater and process tail gas treatment markets in the oil and gas industry and the petrochemical industry such as SINOPEC and PetroChina. Additionally, we intend to strengthen our industrial pollution control services by penetrating adjacent industry verticals such as the power generation industry.

    "Currently almost all newly-designed sewage treatment plants have odorous gas containment and control requirements. Therefore, we expect an increase in the sales of our proprietary bio-filtration odor control systems.

    "In order to pursue several major new projects and increase our interaction with our clients, we recently set up branch offices in Tianjin Dongli Economic Development Zone, Tianjin Baodi Economic Development Zone and Hebei Province.

    "In our municipal wastewater business, we plan to expand our target market. In our current business footprint in only Hebei and Tianjin, the government is building 80 new wastewater treatment plants. We believe significant opportunities exist in 32 other provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China.

    "We intend to expand our role from sub-contractor to prime-contractor. Since inception, we have grown from a provider of system controls to a company capable of managing the whole installation of municipal water and wastewater facilities. As we continue to grow, we will focus our business on more complex installation projects.

    "We also intend to further develop our water resource management services from partial management solutions to full management of large-scale river basin projects. We believe the Chinese government's allocation of significant investment offers us huge business opportunities.

    "In addition to organic growth, we are targeting selected acquisitions. In general, our markets are highly fragmented with small competitors. We will consider acquiring companies that we believe will add significant value to our business. These targets may have strong customer relationships but limited market reach, or may possess specialized skills but the businesses have not scaled up. When evaluating targets, we use a disciplined, conservative approach to ensure the acquisitions are strategic and accretive," Zhao said.

    About Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

    Tri-Tech designs customized sewage treatment and odor control systems for China's municipalities and its larger cities. These systems combine software, information management systems, resource planning and local and distant networking hardware that includes sensors, control systems, programmable logic controllers, supervisory control and data acquisition systems. The company also designs systems that track natural waterway levels for drought control, monitor groundwater quality and assist the government in managing its water resources. Tri-Tech owns seven software copyrights and two technological patents and employs 120 people. Please visit for more information.

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    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. has based these forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward- looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

    For further information, please contact: Hawk Associates Susan Zhou Tel: +1-305-451-1888 Email: TRI-TECH HOLDING INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME AUDITED For the Year Ended Quarter Ended December 31, December 31, 2009 2008 2009 2008 (Restated) Revenues: System integration $12,023,686 $6,119,266 $4,499,924 $1,410,327 Products 2,511,962 1,115,811 633,914 1,051,322 Software revenue 2,264,246 1,214,881 760,887 436,943 Total revenues 16,799,895 8,449,958 5,894,726 2,898,592 Cost of revenues: (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below) System integration 8,003,667 4,219,892 3,095,900 1,058,291 Products 2,115,052 1,036,401 528,438 1,000,909 Cost of software 57,207 65,947 15,143 62,012 Total cost of revenues(exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below) 10,175,925 5,322,240 3,639,482 2,121,212 Operating expenses: Depreciation and amortization expenses 119,173 88,731 43,724 29,009 Other operating expenses 2,448,721 1,242,415 1,078,606 227,350 Total operating expenses 2,567,894 1,331,146 1,122,330 256,359 Operating income (loss): 4,056,076 1,796,572 1,132,914 521,021 Other income (expenses): Interest income 26,855 17,475 1,729 931 Interest expense (5,683) (7,833) (1,510) (5,444) Government allowance 107,380 102,644 58,338 37,401 Other expense (7,592) (1,774) (2,899) (483) Total other income (expenses), net 120,961 110,512 55,660 32,404 Income before provision for income taxes and noncontrolling interests income 4,177,037 1,907,084 1,188,574 553,425 Provision for income taxes (308,085) (202,247) (758,550) (141,771) Net income 3,868,952 1,704,837 1,330,955 411,654 Noncontrolling Interests Income 18,182 8,685 5,730 (13,525) Net income attributable to Tri-Tech Holding Inc 3,850,770 1,696,152 1,325,225 425,179 Other comprehensive income Foreign currency translation adjustment 15,899 259,708 (51,216) (46,834) Comprehensive income 3,884,851 1,964,545 1,279,739 378,345 Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests 18,312 17,211 5,155 17,211 Comprehensive income attributable to Tri-Tech Holding Inc. 3,866,538 1,947,334 1,274,584 361,134 Net income attributable to Tri-Tech Holding Inc. per share: Basic $0.94 $0.48 $0.25 $0.12 Diluted $0.92 $0.48 $0.24 $0.12 Shares used in computation: Basic 4,081,301 3,555,000 5,255,000 3,555,000 Diluted 4,170,879 3,555,000 5,544,343 3,555,000 TRI-TECH HOLDING INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS December 31, December 31, 2009 2008 (Restated) ASSETS Current Assets Cash $7,171,464 $732,418 Restricted cash 1,501,128 -- Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $56,491 and $62,286 as of December 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively 4,338,239 3,105,859 Unbilled revenue 3,952,763 1,429,846 Notes receivable -- 7,316 Other receivables 273,602 166,395 Inventories 1,573,324 1,466,468 Deposits on projects 585,153 266,973 Prepayments to suppliers and subcontractors 1,898,900 567,346 Total current assets 21,294,573 7,742,621 Long-term unbilled revenue 1,723,852 -- Plant and equipment, net 374,009 174,128 Proprietary technology, net 797,854 857,475 Total assets $24,190,288 $8,774,224 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable and cost accrual on projects $3,367,056 $1,589,103 Commercial paper and other short-term notes payable Non-related parties -- 271,041 Related party -- 14,631 Customer deposits 494,047 436,372 Billings in excess of revenue 8,650 30,639 Other payables 8,633 81,721 Accrued liabilities 103,190 84,660 Deferred income taxes 141,478 83,643 Income taxes payable 144,232 141,818 Other taxes payable -- 90,908 Total current liabilities 4,267,286 2,824,536 Long-term liabilities 58,171 -- Total liabilities 4,325,457 2,824,536 Shareholders' equity Tri-Tech Holding Inc. shareholders' equity Common stock (30,000,000 shares authorized and $0.001 par value, 5,255,000 and 3,555,000 issued as of December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively; on December 31, 2009, 340,000 shares issued were held in escrow. See note 12 for more discussion.) 5,255 3,555 Additional paid-in-capital 12,942,650 2,914,058 Statutory reserves 50,655 50,655 Retained earnings 6,333,343 2,482,573 Accumulated other comprehensive income 377,097 361,328 Total Tri-Tech Holding Inc. shareholders' equity 19,709,000 5,812,169 Noncontrolling Interests 155,831 137,519 Total shareholders' equity 19,864,831 5,949,688 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $24,190,288 $8,774,224 TRI-TECH HOLDING INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS For The Year Ended December 31, 2009 2008(Restated) Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $3,868,952 $1,704,838 Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash: Depreciation 59,244 30,892 Amortization 60,588 57,839 Allowance for doubtful accounts 1,322 22,935 Deferred income taxes 66,061 74,429 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Restricted cash (1,500,534) -- Accounts receivable (1,230,305) (1,528,876) Unbilled revenue (4,243,749) (360,048) Other receivables (424,813) (104,235) Inventories (161,817) (330,918) Prepayments and deferred expenses (1,315,244) (163,280) Accounts payable 1,761,867 145,002 Customer deposits 57,244 (5,286) Billings in excess of revenue (22,009) -- Other payables 218,941 112,280 Accrued liabilities 18,443 -- Taxes payable (140,036) (48,606) Net cash provided by operating activities (2,925,845) (393,034) Cash flows from investing activities: Additions to equipment (197,087) (91,351) Cash flows from financing activities: Common stock 10,105,170 -- (Repayments to)advances from third parties (278,507) 678,485 Repayment from a related party of an advance -- (4,750) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 9,826,663 673,735 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (264,685) 175,355 Net increase in cash 6,439,046 364,705 Cash, beginning of year 732,418 367,713 Cash, end of period $7,171,464 $732,418 Supplemental Data: Income taxes paid $239,743 $-- Interest paid on debt $4,538 $7,832 Borrow money from third party, using in purchase transportation equipment on April 2009. $87,221 $--

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    Renhuang Reorganizes Hebei Distributor Network for Long-term Growth

    HARBIN, China, March 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RHGP) ("Renhuang" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM") in China, today announced that on March 22, 2010, the Company hosted its first bid meeting with over 200 existing and potential distributors in Hebei Province to evaluate their performance and contribution to Renhuang's operations.

    At this meeting, Renhuang's management team discussed its long-term distribution strategy in Hebei Province and evaluated the performance of existing distributors. Based on discussions at the meeting, the Company replaced a number of under-performing distributors with new potential high-growth distributors with a track record of strong sales capabilities to ensure continued strong growth in line with the Company's expectations.

    "We maintain a strong focus on the promotional quality and performance of our distributors. These periodic meetings with our existing and potential distributors throughout China provide the Company with great insight into the operational efficiency of our distributor network," said Mr. Shaoming Li, Chairman and CEO of Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "We believe reorganizing our Hebei distributor network will stimulate innovative marketing programs of our all-natural medical products and will similarly evaluate our other distribution areas during the course of 2010 to support our strategy to deliver sustainable long-term revenue growth."

    About Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of botanical products, bio-pharmaceutical products, and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), in the People's Republic of China. All of the Company's products are produced at its three GMP-certified production facilities in Ah City, Dongfanghong and Qingyang. The Company distributes its botanical anti-depression and nerve-regulation products, biopharmaceutical products, and botanical antibiotic and OTC TCMs through its extensive distribution network of over 3,000 distributors and more than 70 sales centers across 24 provinces in China.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains certain statements that may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon management's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of the Company's future operations and economic performance, taking into account the information currently available to management. These statements are not statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are not currently known that may cause actual results, performance or financial condition to be materially different from the expectations of future results, performance or financial condition expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current plans and expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties including, but not limited to, the Company's ability to continue to effectively promote its products through its distributor network, sales expectations from its distributor reorganization efforts, to manage expansion of its operations effectively, competition in the marketing and sales of its products, and other factors detailed in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are cautioned not to unduly rely on such forward-looking statements when evaluating the information presented herein.

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Portia Tan, IR Contact Tel: +86-451-5392-5461 Email: CCG Investor Relations: Ms. Lei Huang, Account Manager Tel: +1-646-833-3417 (New York) Email: Web: Mr. Crocker Coulson, President Tel: +1-646-213-1915 (New York) Email:

    Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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    Orient Paper, Inc. Schedules Conference Call to Discuss 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

    BAODING, Hebei, China, March 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Orient Paper, Inc. ("Orient Paper" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in Hebei, China, which controls and operates Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd. ("HBOP") and its wholly-owned PRC subsidiary Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd. ("Baoding Shengde"), today announced that it will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, to discuss the 2009 fourth quarter and year-end financial results.

    Joining Mr. Zhenyong Liu, Chairman and CEO of Orient Paper, will be Mr. Winston Yen, Orient Paper's CFO.

    To participate in the conference call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time: +1 877-410- 4789. International callers should dial +1 706-679-8006. The conference call ID number is 645 845 89.

    If you are unable to participate in the call at this time, a replay will be available starting on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, through Wednesday, April 14, 2010. To access the replay, dial 800-642-1687. International callers should dial +1 706-645-9291. The conference ID number for the replay is 645 845 89.

    This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties by clicking on . Please access the link at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a 90-day replay will be available shortly after the call by accessing the same link.

    About Orient Paper, Inc.

    Orient Paper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Shengde Holdings, Inc., controls and operates Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd. ("Baoding Shengde"), and Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd ("HBOP"). Founded in 1996, HBOP is engaged in the production and distribution of products such as corrugating medium paper, offset printing paper, writing paper, and other paper and packaging-related products in China. The Company uses recycled paper as its primary raw material. Baoding Shengde, founded in June 2009 located in Baoding, is engaged in the production and distribution of digital photo paper. As one of the largest paper producers in Hebei Province, China, HBOP is strategically located in Baoding, a city in close proximity to Beijing where the majority of publishing houses are based. Orient Paper is led by an experienced management team committed to diversifying the Company's product offering and delivering tailored services to its customers. For more information, please visit .

    For more information, please contact: Orient Paper, Inc. Winston Yen, CFO Tel: +1-562-818-3817 (Los Angeles) Email: CCG Investor Relations Elaine Ketchmere, Partner Tel: +1-310-954-1345 (Los Angeles) Email: Mr. Crocker Coulson, President Tel: +1-646-213-1915 (New York) Email: Web:

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    New GreenLight MoJo(TM) Now Delivers 400kJ for More Efficient Laser Therapy to Treat Enlarged ProstateAMS GreenLight HPS(R) Upgrade Provides More Joules to Extend Fiber Life, Remove More Tissue and Treat Larger Glands

    MINNETONKA, Minn., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) , a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, announced the release of GreenLight MoJo, a new software upgrade for its industry-leading GreenLight HPS laser therapy treatment system. The HPS now delivers up to 400 kilojoules (kJ) for more efficient treatment of enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    The new GreenLight MoJo ("More Joules") delivers 45% more joules for the same price and lasts longer, allowing physicians to remove more tissue and/or treat larger glands (greater than 80g) with a single fiber. GreenLight MoJo can speed procedural time and reduce treatment costs by eliminating fiber changes during each case.

    "The new MoJo upgrade allows GreenLight physicians to treat a wider range of cases with greater confidence and may provide better surgical outcomes by allowing for the removal of more tissue with a single fiber," said Joe Martin, senior vice president and general manager of BPH Therapies at AMS. "A simple software upgrade is all it takes to significantly improve the power and performance of this proven treatment."

    In addition to improved capacity, the GreenLight MoJo upgrade includes a new "time out" feature that allows for total operative time of up to 150 minutes. While the average GreenLight procedure takes just 50 minutes, this feature extends the total operative time for physicians who are new to GreenLight or are not yet as efficient in their technique.

    "GreenLight users may now be able to reduce as much prostatic volume with MoJo as with more invasive TURP procedures, providing yet another treatment option for patients whose BPH causes troubling symptoms," Martin said. "This is particularly important for patients with a medical history that reduces their candidacy for other forms of treatment."

    The MoJo upgrade will be provided free of charge during the next preventative maintenance visit for GreenLight HPS consoles currently under the base warranty, and Gold or Platinum agreements with at least one maintenance check-up remaining. Physicians who want to upgrade sooner may contact AMS or their authorized distributor.

    More than 100 published clinical articles and 150 published abstracts have highlighted the proven safety and efficacy of GreenLight, which is backed by more than seven years of clinical history with nearly 400,000 patients successfully treated worldwide. Offering no significant risk of TUR syndrome, fluid absorption or blood transfusion, GreenLight yields less than 1% of reported cases of erectile dysfunction, restoring men's quality of life without compromise.

    For more information about AMS' GreenLight MoJo, visit http

    About American Medical Systems:

    American Medical Systems, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is a diversified supplier of medical devices and procedures to cure incontinence, erectile dysfunction, benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), pelvic floor repair and other pelvic disorders in men and women. These disorders can significantly diminish one's quality of life and profoundly affect social relationships. In recent years, the number of people seeking treatment has increased markedly as a result of longer lives, higher-quality-of-life expectations and greater awareness of new treatment alternatives. American Medical Systems' products reduce or eliminate the incapacitating effects of these diseases, often through minimally invasive therapies. The Company's products were used to treat approximately 335,000 patients in 2009.

    More information about the Company and its products can be found at its website and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2008 and its other SEC filings.

    Source: American Medical Systems, Inc. Investor Relations Contact: Mark Heggestad American Medical Systems 952-930-6495

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    AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Rocky RidgeNew Cell Site Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Pennsylvania's Local Wireless Network

    HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new 3G cell site in Rocky Ridge that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses along Routes 94 and 4040, as well as in the Borough of Dillsburg, the town of Boiling Springs and neighboring areas of South Middleton and Carroll Townships. With 3G speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.

    The new cell site is one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to drive innovation and extend its 3G wireless network - the fastest in the nation, according to independent testing. It is also part of AT&T's ongoing investment in Pennsylvania to build the broadband networks that will fuel economic growth and create jobs, and enable its customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them. From 2007 to 2009, AT&T invested more than $725 million in Pennsylvania's wired and wireless networks.

    "Our goal is pretty simple: we want you to have an extraordinary experience when you make a call, check e-mail, download a song or video, or surf the Internet on your AT&T device," said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Pennsylvania. "That's why we're continuing to invest in our wireless network in Rocky Ridge and across the Commonwealth."

    "The AT&T 3G network opens the door to a new era of advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich content. With 3G speeds, you can surf the Web, download files faster than ever, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications," added Dan Lafond, vice president and general manager for AT&T in eastern and central Pennsylvania.

    AT&T recently completed a software upgrade at 3G cell sites nationwide that prepares the nation's fastest 3G network for even faster speeds. The deployment of High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology is the first of multiple initiatives in AT&T's network enhancement strategy designed to provide customers with an enhanced mobile broadband experience, both today and well into the future. Faster 3G speeds are scheduled to become available in 2010 and 2011 on a market by market basis as AT&T combines the new technology with our second initiative to dramatically increase the number of high-speed backhaul connections to cell sites, primarily with fiber-optic connections, adding capacity from cell sites to the AT&T backbone network.

    AT&T's 3G mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers 3G data roaming in more than 115 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit or visit one of the following AT&T retail locations in the Rocky Ridge area:

    -- Capital City Mall, 3588 Capital City Mall Drive, Camp Hill, PA -- Carlisle Commons, 40 Noble Blvd., Carlisle, PA

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T |DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T's Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

    Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at and as part of an RSS feed at Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at to discover more about our small business services.

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    CONTACT: Adam Cormier of AT&T Inc., +1-203-506-5456,

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    3D Eye Solutions, Inc. Begins Beta Testing for Glasses Free 3D Applications for the Nintendo Wii and Apple iPhone Video Game Platforms

    LONGWOOD, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 3D Eye Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: TDEY) is pleased to announce that the Company has begun beta testing for its glasses free 3D application for the video game platforms such as, Nintendo® Wii, Apple® iPhone, Macintosh, and PC. 3D Eye Solutions is developing a new render engine that is more flexible in design and can be integrated with multiple gaming systems. 3D Eye Solutions new render engine fills a need in the $46.5 Billion video game industry as video game manufacturers release 3D ready hand held and console systems. According to an article in Bloomberg Business Week yesterday, Nintendo® announced that "it will sell a 3-D version of its DS handheld player that doesn't require the user to wear glasses. Nintendo, who's DS handheld sold more than 125 million units worldwide since December 2004, plans to disclose details of the new model at the E3 show in Los Angeles on June 15. The device will go on sale in the fiscal year starting April 1."

    3D Eye Solutions has already started beta testing of its glasses free 3D application for the Nintendo® DS, Microsoft® Xbox, and the Sony® PlayStation® and expects its Beta Test to be completed by the end of the third quarter. The application is based on a server and new file format that will enable state synchronization of player appliances and the server. The application is developed mainly for use on glasses free systems, however, it is also compatible with 3D video game systems with glasses. In addition, this application will enable 3D Eye Solutions to be able to convert in "real time" across multiple platforms including cinema and television.

    "We believe the future of 3D is coming to all markets and at a fast pace. We feel our new render engine will fulfill the gaps in the industry as it was developed around our conversion processing and delivery of content in a compelling way. Our dedication and development plans in the video game arena are in tune with the industry and we are excited to be a part of this revolution," stated Michael Gibilisco, CEO of 3D Eye Solutions, Inc.

    About 3D Eye Solutions, Inc.:

    3D Eye Solutions, Inc. is a service provider and integrator for the 3D Stereo and Auto-stereo media industry that covers a wide range of markets. 3D Eye Solutions, Inc. produces and processes media content for feature films, television, corporate, venues, and trade show events. The Company also provides turnkey 3D (no glasses) systems and converts existing media to enable end users to showcase properties in multi-view format. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site:

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

    3D Eye Solutions, Inc.

    CONTACT: 3D Eye Solutions, Inc., +1-407-389-5900

    Web Site:

    Demand Management Earns Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX AccreditationDemand Solutions Has Met Microsoft's Highest Standard for Partner-Developed Software Solutions

    ST. LOUIS, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Demand Management, Inc., a global resource for managing the supply chain for small and midsized enterprises, today announced that its Demand Solutions Supply Chain Planning Software, is now Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX, which signifies that the solution has met Microsoft Corp.'s highest standard for partner-developed software. By successfully meeting all certification requirements, Demand Solutions can now carry the distinct Certified for Microsoft Dynamics logo.

    Solutions that are Certified for Microsoft Dynamics have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product on which it runs by passing rigorous VeriTest software solution testing for Microsoft Dynamics and are profiled in the Microsoft Partner Solution Profiler tool. In addition, the Microsoft Dynamics partner must have customers who are successfully using the certified solution and are willing to recommend it, be enrolled in a Partner Service Plan with Microsoft, and be a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program.

    For customers, Certified for Microsoft Dynamics helps identify Microsoft Dynamics solutions that have been tested for compatibility, meet high quality standards, and are successfully used by existing customers. This certification represents a significant step in elevating the standard for partner-developed software solutions for industry-specific business applications. By highlighting these solutions, Microsoft also creates new opportunities for partners to expand their reseller channel and to better promote their packaged Microsoft Dynamics solution for customers.

    "By requiring both the software solution and the partner to meet our highest standards, Microsoft is assuring customers that these certified solutions work with their investments in Microsoft Dynamics," said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Microsoft Dynamics Partners. "Microsoft congratulates Demand Management on achieving the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics status for Demand Solutions by demonstrating its success and commitment in delivering a leading Microsoft Dynamics solution."

    Demand Solutions products provide visibility into the supply chain to solve real business challenges such as excess inventory, poor customer service levels and lack of working capital. Learn more at

    Demand Management is celebrating its 25th year of providing supply chain management software for the small and midsized enterprise. With customers in more than 70 countries, Demand Management has a long heritage of incorporating real world customer input into affordable and robust supply and demand planning applications.

    "Now that Demand Solutions has achieved the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics designation, Microsoft Dynamics AX customers have an opportunity to leverage Demand Solutions' global supply chain planning functionality to reduce expenses and gain a competitive advantage," said Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. "In addition to our commitment to the Dynamics platform, we recently announced DSX our core demand and supply planning products on Microsoft's latest technology stack," he said.

    Demand Management's Demand Solutions demand planning software is now certified for both Microsoft Dynamics NAV and AX platforms.

    About Demand Management, Inc.

    Demand Management, Inc. is a global resource for software, support, services and training for maximizing profits in manufacturing, distribution and retail operations. More global supply chains depend on Demand Management's Demand Solutions than any other system for forecasting, demand planning and point-of-sale analysis. For more information on Demand Solutions, visit Demand Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Logility which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software .

    About Microsoft Dynamics

    Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer-relationship and supply-chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in general economic conditions; technology and the market for the Company's products and services including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the uncertainty of the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the Company's revenues. For further information about risks the Company could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2009 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information about risks the Company could face as well as other information, contact Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, Logility, Inc., 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 261-9777. FAX: (404) 264-5206 INTERNET: or E-mail All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

    Demand Management, Inc.

    CONTACT: Gail Snider, Demand Management, Inc., +1-314-333-5917,

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    Skype Mobile for Verizon Wireless Available ThursdayCompanies Deliver Expansive Global Calling Community and Free Skype-to-Skype Calls on the Most Reliable Wireless Network in the United States

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and LUXEMBOURG, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced Skype mobile(TM) will be available Thursday, March 25.

    Initially available on nine Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones, Skype mobile uses the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless connection of the Skype-to-Skype calls, providing its users with a superior experience and top-notch call quality.

    Beginning Thursday, new and existing Verizon Wireless customers with Android 3G smartphones and BlackBerry 3G smartphones can get Skype mobile in a number of ways. Visit from a PC to enter the mobile phone number to receive a text message with a link to the application. Verizon Wireless customers can also text "SKYPE" to 2255 to receive the link. In addition, Android customers will be able to download the app from Android Market(TM). New BlackBerry customers will find the application on their 3G smartphones' home screens in the Downloads folder when activated.

    Skype mobile gives Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans a simple new way to stay in touch with friends, family and business colleagues around the corner and around the world while on Verizon Wireless' network. Skype mobile users can:

    -- make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype Contact around the globe; -- send and receive unlimited instant messages with other Skype users; -- manage the Skype contact list directly from the mobile application; and -- call international phone numbers at competitive Skype calling rates.

    "The ramifications and benefits of this collaboration are significant," said Steve Smith, president - South Central Region, Verizon Wireless. "Skype mobile will change the way mobile consumers in the United States make and receive calls. By enabling free Skype-to-Skype calls to anywhere in the world when made from the Verizon network, we're giving current and future customers even more ways to connect with their friends, loved ones and business contacts. What's more, now Skype users no longer have to rely solely on their PCs to make these connections - Skype mobile will give them access to this popular software wherever they go."

    Russ Shaw, general manager of Mobile for Skype, noted, "Skype mobile will deliver an unparalleled experience for Verizon Wireless customers. It will be the best way to enjoy unlimited conversations with Skype contacts all over the world at no extra cost. In addition, Skype mobile will allow people to easily and inexpensively make calls to landlines and mobiles abroad at Skype rates."

    Customers need a Verizon Wireless smartphone and data plan to use Skype mobile. Skype-to-Skype calls will not be charged against their monthly minute allowances or data plans. Verizon Wireless customers can visit to purchase Skype Credit to make Skype Out calls and make calls to international landline or mobile numbers.

    Skype and Verizon Wireless have been working together to create this application specifically for Verizon Wireless customers and to take advantage of the most reliable wireless network in the United States.

    Skype mobile will be available initially on millions of best-selling Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones, including the BlackBerry® Storm(TM) 9530, Storm2(TM) 9550, Curve(TM) 8330, Curve(TM) 8530, 8830 World Edition, and Tour(TM) 9630 smartphones, as well as DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS(TM) by HTC and Motorola DEVOUR(TM).

    For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit or follow the company on Twitter at Learn more about Skype at or follow the company at

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

    About Skype

    Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Everyday, people everywhere also use Skype to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles. Download Skype to your computer or mobile phone at

    Access to a broadband Internet connection for the PC is required. Skype, associated trademarks and logos and the "S" symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: MEDIA: Lucie Pathmann, Verizon Wireless, +1-501-905-5553,; Jennifer Caukin, Skype, +1-408-414-7394

    Web Site:

    Mobile Star's Karaoke Vending Machine Used Record 60 Times on Single DayPotential to Distribute Over 1,000 Karaoke Vending Units in First 12 Months

    NEW YORK, March 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mobile Star Corp. (OTCBB: MBST), a developer of karaoke vending machines, announced today that its proprietary vending machine was used over 60 times, nearly to full capacity during it's busiest day ever in New York.

    Following the pilot, the company reached a preliminary distribution agreement with Apple Industries, one of North America's premier manufacturers and distributors of coin-operated electronic entertainment.

    Apple Industries plans to distribute the Mobile Star's next-generation entertainment vending booth, utilizing its well-established marketing channels. Apple Industries currently operates a vast distribution network, placing products in shopping centers, amusement parks, theaters, casinos, restaurants, pubs, and various other tourist attractions.

    Apple Industries' professional team closely monitored the New York pilot, which confirmed the quality of the vending system and demonstrated greater return on investment potential than initially anticipated.

    Each vending machine is expected to generate over $30,000 in gross annual revenues.

    "We plan to begin marketing the machine in the second half of 2010, and we reasonably expect to distribute over 1,000 units in the first 12 months," said Allen Weisberg, President of Apple Industries. "Today there are over 40,000 bars nationwide with jukeboxes. We anticipate placing the Mobile Star in many of these locations in the coming years, in addition to other locations such as nationwide theater chains, etc."

    "The Mobile Star fits right into our lineup of machines that are innovative and fun, and bring owners a satisfying return on investment. With the growing national interest in karaoke, stemming from song contests like American Idol, we are confident that the Mobile Star will quickly become a market winner," Weisberg added.

    "The Mobile Star performed incredibly well during our recent pilot, producing over 60 recordings on a single-day," said Danny Elbaz, CEO of Mobile Star Corp. "Such demand for the machine creates even greater return on investment potential for a vending booth owner than previously anticipated."

    About Apple Industries

    Apple Industries is a premiere manufacturer and distributor of coin operated electronic entertainment, representing some of the finest vending manufactures in the World. Apple Industries is a wholly-owned private US company with 45 years of history, and distribution channels throughout the U.S. and Canada. Apple's products can be found in shopping centers, amusement parks, theaters, casinos, tourist attractions, Restaurants and Pubs and more.

    About Mobile Star

    Mobile Star has developed a free-standing entertainment vending machine that enables an individual to digitally record his or her voice singing to hundreds of songs. The patented karaoke technology utilizes a proprietary digital-media software platform, and professional-grade hardware to publish a high quality CD of the performance.

    For more information on Mobile Star, please visit

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    Contact: CEO, Danny Elbaz +972-54-465-5341

    Mobile Star Corp.

    CONTACT: Contact: CEO, Danny Elbaz,,

    AerCap and Genesis Lease Complete Merger in an All Share TransactionAerCap Has Become the World's Leading Independent Aircraft Leasing Company With Total Assets of Approximately $8 Billion

    AMSTERDAM and SHANNON, Ireland, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap") and Genesis Lease Limited ("Genesis") announced today the completion of their amalgamation, previously announced on September 18, 2009, under which Genesis shareholders will receive one AerCap ordinary share for every Genesis common share they owned.

    Under the amalgamation, Genesis became a wholly-owned subsidiary of AerCap and its shares ceased trading at the New York Stock Exchange. AerCap's CEO Klaus Heinemann and CFO Keith Helming will lead the combined company, which has retained the name AerCap. Three directors from Genesis will be nominated for election to the Board of Directors of AerCap at the 2010 annual general meeting to be held in May 2010.

    Based on Genesis' balance sheet, the transaction has a value of $1.76 billion and, based on the closing stock price for AerCap Holdings N.V. ordinary shares on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, the share-for-share consideration has a value of $10.83 per Genesis ADS (each ADS representing one Genesis common share). As of March 25, 2010, Genesis shareholders own approximately 29% of the combined company.

    The amalgamation follows receipt of all necessary regulatory authorizations, approval of the transaction by Genesis' shareholders on March 23, 2010, and satisfaction of all other closing conditions.

    AerCap's CEO Klaus Heinemann commented, "The merger has strengthened our ability to expand our leading market position at a time when we see clear indications of increasing market recovery. This powerful combination, together with the enhanced cash generation capabilities of our combined companies, will enable us to pursue considerable further growth for the benefit of our shareholders. AerCap is now the world's leading independent aircraft leasing company, with a strong franchise, a worldwide market reach, and a young, fuel-efficient portfolio with approximately $10 billion in book value including our contracted aircraft orders."

    John McMahon, Chairman & CEO of Genesis added, "The Genesis board and management are grateful for the overwhelming support of our shareholders in favor of the merger transaction with AerCap. As a result, we believe that our shareholders are well positioned to benefit from the combined company's future contracted and funded growth as well as the opportunities that arise as the market recovers. We wish them, the board and management team of the combined company every success in the future."

    The combined company has total assets of more than $8 billion, and boasts a lease portfolio currently valued at nearly $7 billion. AerCap also has $3.6 billion of lease assets under purchase contract, ensuring further growth with new, fuel-efficient aircraft.

    AerCap's total portfolio includes 345 commercial aircraft and 92 engines that are either owned, on order, under contract or letter of intent, or managed. The average age of its owned aircraft fleet is 6.2 years.


    Morgan Stanley and UBS acted as financial advisors and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, NautaDutilh N.V., and Mello, Jones & Martin as legal advisors to AerCap. Citi acted as financial advisor and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Conyers Dill & Pearman and Houthoff Buruma N.V. as legal advisors to Genesis. Sonenshine Partners acted as a financial advisor to the board of Genesis.

    About AerCap

    AerCap is an integrated global aviation company with a leading market position in aircraft and engine leasing, trading and parts sales. AerCap also provides aircraft management services and performs aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services and aircraft disassemblies. AerCap is headquartered in The Netherlands and has offices in Ireland, the United States, Singapore, China and the United Kingdom.

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    This press release may contain certain statements, estimates and forecasts with respect to future performance and events. These statements, estimates and forecasts are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" provided by the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "predict," "potential" or "continue" or the negatives thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are not statements of historical fact but are based on various underlying assumptions and expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and may include projections of our future financial performance based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. As a result, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate or correct. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the future performance or events described in any forward-looking statements in this press release might not occur. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in any forward looking statements are AerCap's ability to successfully combine the businesses of AerCap and Genesis and to realize expected synergies from the combination, and changes in global, political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory forces, as well as those factors described under the headings 'Risk Factors' in AerCap's and Genesis' annual reports on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009, and December 31, 2008, respectively, as filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of such annual reports on Form 20-F are available online at or on request from AerCap. Except for any obligation to disclose material information under federal securities laws, AerCap and Genesis do not undertake any obligation to, and will not, update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results and AerCap and Genesis do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements.

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.

    For Media: For Investors: Frauke Oberdieck Peter Wortel Corporate Communications Investor Relations +31 20 655 9616 +31 20 655 9658

    AerCap Holdings N.V.; Genesis Lease Limited

    CONTACT: For Media: Frauke Oberdieck, Corporate Communications, +31 20
    655 9616,, or For Investors: Peter Wortel, Investor
    Relations, +31 20 655 9658,

    Shot Spirits Corporation's GuestSnapshot(TM) System Tracks $4.14 Billion in Sales

    LEESBURG, Va., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Shot Spirits Corporation (Pink Sheets: SSPT) is pleased to announce that GuestMetrics', the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, premier analytical software system has tracked over $4 billion in sales generated from 584 million records captured at the point of sale from bars and restaurant in 2009.

    GuestSnapshot(TM)'s premier analytical software is currently installed in locations that span 844 cities nationwide. Clients of the product include companies such as Ruth's Chris Steak House, as well as franchisees of national accounts including T.G.I Fridays, Chili's, Melting Pot, Famous Dave's and Hooters to name a few. The data GuestSnapshot(TM)'s collects from these locations is then provided to companies such as Republic Distributing Company, Pernod Ricard, American Express, Bacardi, amongst others.

    Information is one of the most essential parts in the operation of all business organizations. For data to be useful it needs to be captured and then analyzed to determine actual sales activity and trends at the macro level down to the individual locations. Across Europe, Asia, and North America, hospitality firms spend approximately $420 million annually on business intelligence, according to an article on The use of an established data mining and analytical tool can help organizations find valuable consumer information concealed within millions of database records. In addition, this data gathered over a time period can be used to gain important insight into consumer trends.

    POS dealers can now offer their customers an online reporting application that was previously only available to national accounts. GuestSnapshot provides multi-site restaurant operators comparative reporting on keymetrics, labor costs, fraud detection, employee performance and promotional campaign effectiveness. By using the information available in these reports, restaurant owners can improve menu options, track promotions and identify training issues.

    "We are delighted with the solid growth of our GuestSnapshot(TM) software system," stated Brian P. Barrett, President, CEO of GuestMetrics, Inc. "It simplifies keymetrics reporting which allows restaurant owners to make informed decisions and ultimately leads to the growth of their business."

    About Shot Spirits Corporation:

    Shot Spirits Corporation through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Shot Spirits International and GuestMetrics, Inc., is focused on delivering products and services to the multi-billion dollar hospitality industry. Shot Spirits, through their partnership with Beverage Pouch Group, is an innovator in the beverage industry with the flavors of the ShotPak(R) brand. ShotPak(R) Cocktails and STR8UP Spirits brands are packed in their patented "Green no Landfill" StandUp pouch with easy-tear open feature. Shot Spirits is focused on distribution in supermarkets, liquor stores, as well as bars, restaurants, and sporting venues across the globe. GuestMetrics is a data services company specializing in the collection and cleansing of data from restaurants, bars and hotels. From top-line reporting on the state of the industry to specific brand information, suppliers can access consumer spending information not only on their specific brands, but their competitors as well.

    Safe Harbor Act: This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involves risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise

    For more information visit:

    Shot Spirits Corporation, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Shot Spirits Corporation, Inc.,

    Web Site:

    Rogers and TBayTel Team Up to Bring Enhanced Mobility Services to Northern OntarioBusiness relationship extends HSPA technology access to customers between Sault Ste. Marie and Manitoba

    TORONTO, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rogers and TBayTel today announced a strategic business relationship that will extend HSPA service and enhanced customer products across Northern Ontario. Rogers and TBayTel customers will have access to TBayTel's HSPA network from just west of Sault Ste. Marie to the Manitoba border, connecting users with 3G download speeds to communities and major highway corridors covering an area of close to 300,000 square kilometres for the first time.

    The strategic business relationship will give Rogers and TBayTel customers expanded coverage with enhanced mobility features across Northern Ontario. In addition, TBayTel customers will have access to Canada's reliable network, mobile content and the latest handsets from both companies and will benefit from being able to bundle services with other TBayTel offerings.

    "This is another example of Rogers forming strategic regional relationships that better connect our customers, while improving the efficiencies of our organization," said Darryl Levy, President, Rogers Communications, Western Canada.

    "TBayTel remains focused on providing Northern Ontario residents with advanced telecom solutions that will benefit Thunder Bay and the region through increased economic growth potential and networking capability," said Don Campbell, President & CEO of TBayTel. "TBayTel's new network and relationship with Rogers will provide all customers greater access to the latest in handset technology and to a full range of mobility services, including high speed mobile data, and world-wide roaming."

    "The integration of Rogers services and technology will deliver improved value and customer experience to our customers and other stakeholders throughout the region," added Campbell, "This initiative ties together a national HSPA network with TBayTel in the centre of the country, providing an integral link to the east and west."

    Access to TBayTel's HSPA network will become available across Northern Ontario during the latter part of 2010. Customers will receive further details prior to the launch.

    The agreements are subject to approval by the appropriate regulatory authorities.

    About Rogers Communications Inc.: ---------------------------------

    Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange . For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit

    About TBayTel: --------------

    As the leading Communications Solutions Provider in Northern Ontario, TBayTel is dedicated to delivering advanced, competitively priced telecom solutions that ensure people, businesses and communities of Northern Ontario have multiple points of access to the global communications highway. TBayTel offers the region's largest digital cellular coverage with extensive products and services that include data, voice, wireless, Internet and security. With over a century of contributing to the quality of life, infrastructure and economic health of the north, TBayTel's understanding of regional market dynamics is unparalleled.

    Rogers Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Sara Holland, Rogers Communications Inc., (604) 505-8113,; Barry Streib, Director, Corporate Relations -
    TBayTel, (807) 684-3509,

    Holland America Line Offers Holiday Escapes With 22 Warm Water Cruises

    SEATTLE, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're seeking an entirely new holiday experience or simply escaping the frantic pace of the season, Holland America Line offers 22 holiday cruises in 2010 for warm weather celebrations.

    "Holiday cruises are a very special experience," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "Our crew takes special pride in delivering all the seasonal favorites for guests to enjoy without the traditional rush. Holiday meals, decorations and family time can be savored while sailing through warm, picturesque waters."

    Sail the Caribbean on 7 to 14-day Cruises

    Departing between Dec. 17 and Dec. 31 aboard seven ships -- ms Westerdam, ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Ryndam, ms Prinsendam and ms Noordam -- options abound for Caribbean cruises with 13 holiday sailings from Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa over one or both holidays. Itineraries include exploring the southern Caribbean via a seven-day cruise with stops in such exotic ports as Aruba, Curacao and Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line's private Bahamian island. Or try seven days exploring the rich waters of the eastern Caribbean and legendary ports of call such as Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Finally, holiday cruisers can settle into several western Caribbean options with stops that may include Belize, Montego Bay, Georgetown, Costa Maya and Key West.

    The more adventurous travelers can opt for a 10- or 14-day cruise throughout the Caribbean and usher in the New Year in St. Thomas or St. George's while sampling the ports of Barbados and Grand Turk.

    Most itineraries feature a visit to Half Moon Cay, the line's award-winning exclusive private island experience with white sand beaches, aqua waters and shore activities from horseback riding to a stingray adventure. Per person fares begin as low as $999, double occupancy. Taxes are additional.

    Sunny Mexican Riviera & Panama Canal for a Festive Occasion

    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, San Diego or Los Angeles in mid to late December, Holland America Line offers five cruises that visit the warm water ports of the Mexican Riviera -- Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Chiapas and Puerto Quetzal -- as well as the Central America coastline and Panama Canal. Per person fares begin at $1,099.

    The Sunfarer Caribbean Holiday cruise is a 10-day trip departing roundtrip Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 23 aboard ms Zuiderdam and sailing through the southern Caribbean with Christmas Eve at Half Moon Cay, a partial transit of the Panama Canal to Gatun Lake and New Year's Eve at sea before returning on Jan. 2, 2011.

    Two additional cruises visit the Panama Canal beginning with the 14-day Panama Canal which departs Los Angeles on Dec. 22 aboard ms Amsterdam in time for Christmas Day at sea and stops in Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica before traversing the Canal en route to Ft. Lauderdale. Or guests can opt for the 14-day Panama Canal Holiday Cruise aboard ms Statendam departing San Diego on Christmas Eve. Stops in Mexico include Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Chiapas before crossing the Canal to Fort Lauderdale.

    Christmas and New Year's holidays along the Mexican Riviera can be particularly memorable with an eight-day cruise from San Diego aboard ms Oosterdam on Dec. 18 or a seven-day sailing on Dec. 26 that visit Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Or guests can opt for a 12-day cruise departing Dec. 22 aboard ms Rotterdam that features Christmas Eve in Cabo San Lucas, Christmas Day at sea and New Year's Eve in Mazatlan.

    Longer Voyages Sail the Pacific

    The warm waters of the far Pacific offer memorable holiday adventures as well. A 14-day Circle Hawaii sailing aboard ms Zaandam departs San Diego Dec. 19 with Christmas Eve in Hilo, Christmas Day in Honolulu and New Year's Day in Ensenada, Mexico. Departing Dec. 17, the 16-day Australia-New Zealand Holiday Cruise aboard ms Volendam explores the southern coast of Australia from Sydney before an extensive tour of exotic New Zealand ports like Milford Sound and Auckland and celebrating Christmas Eve in Wellington.

    White Christmas in the Antarctic

    Guests who want their holidays adorned with snow and ice will see a white Christmas aboard the adventurous 17-day South America and Antarctica Explorer journey. Departing Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile, Dec. 20, ms Veendam steers south amid the glaciers to spend Christmas Eve cruising Darwin Channel and the Chilean Fjords, Christmas Day sailing Amalia Glacier Canal and New Year's Eve in the Antarctic Sound. Per person fares on longer voyages range from $1,999 to $2,699 per person for starting fares.

    Host of Special Activities for All Guests

    Holland America Line's on-board festivities for the entire family include holiday decorations, sumptuous traditional meals, special movie showings, a visit for the kids from Santa -- sometimes arriving by parasail -- activities and crafts for the Club HAL kids program, strolling carolers, tree lighting ceremony, eggnog in the Atrium, Christmas brunch, Santa's milk and cookie late-night snack and a holiday show by the crew on Christmas Eve. For sailings over Hanukkah, ships display a ceremonial Menorah.

    New Year's Eve cruisers will enjoy the New Year's Eve Gala and the broadcast of select college bowl games on board ships. Each holiday voyage features clergy to conduct Catholic, Protestant and Jewish services (for cruises over Hanukkah).

    Another special feature for the holidays are culinary classes highlighting such traditional seasonal treats as latkes with rosemary and brown butter sauce; Alsatian potato and bacon tarts; sausage cakes with red wine prunes; and other tasty holiday fare.

    For more information, contact a travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit

    Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog. Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the home page at

    About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc ]

    Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers almost 500 cruises to 354 ports in nearly 100 countries, territories or dependencies. Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents, and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. A 15th ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, is scheduled to join the fleet on July 4, 2010.

    Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $525 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine -- a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes -- Explorations Cafe powered by The New York Times, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.

    World's Leading Cruise Lines

    The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland America Line is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line and Costa Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.

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    Access Pharma's Korean Partner Gains Marketing Approval for MuGardFirst Asian Approval Furthers Global Availability of Access' FDA-Approved Product for Management of Oral Mucositis

    DALLAS, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (BULLETIN BOARD: ACCP) announced that JCOM Co., Ltd., its Korean licensee for both MuGard(TM) and ProLindac(TM), has received approval from the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) of its Registration Dossier for MuGard, an oncology supportive-care treatment for the management of oral mucositis. Under the agreement, JCOM is responsible for obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals for MuGard in Korea. As soon as JCOM has completed the additional steps required to import MuGard from the United States, marketing will commence.

    "JCOM is a well-regarded company with an extensive distribution network in Korea," said Jeffrey Davis, CEO of Access Pharmaceuticals. Davis continued, "JCOM receiving technical approval is a critical step in the launch of MuGard in Korea and it fits in nicely with our broad commercialization strategy of MuGard in the global market. We look forward to working with them on next steps, including a potential supply arrangement, and to leveraging their expertise throughout the region."

    "We are pleased with the continued progress being made to commercialize MuGard in Korea," stated Mr. Yong Seok Kang, CEO of JCOM Co., Ltd. "We remain on track and look forward to commercializing actively in the second half of the year."

    As previously announced, MuGard has been launched in the UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway and Greece through its European partner, SpePharm. Additionally, Access Pharmaceuticals and its respective marketing partners continue preparing for the commercial rollout of MuGard in the United States and additional countries in Europe, set for later this year.

    About MuGard:

    MuGard is a novel, ready-to-use mucoadhesive oral wound rinse and coating for the management of oral mucositis, a debilitating side effect of many anticancer treatments. Up to 40% of all patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy develop moderate to severe mucositis, and almost all patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and those undergoing stem cell transplantation develop mucositis. Updated clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of mucositis recommend the use of a preventive oral care regimen as part of routine supportive care along with a therapeutic oral care regimen if mucositis develops. The market for the treatment of oral mucositis is estimated to be in excess of $1 billion world-wide.

    About JCOM

    JCOM Co., LTD has operations in two areas, biotechnology and information technology. The Company's biotechnology division specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of medicine and various chemical pharmaceuticals, with a particular emphasis on biosimilars. The majority of the Company's pipeline is in the areas of diabetes/insulin, cancer, stem cells and horse cloning.

    About Access:

    Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an emerging biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes proprietary products for the treatment and supportive care of cancer patients. Access' products include ProLindac(TM), currently in Phase II clinical testing of patients with ovarian cancer, and MuGard(TM) for the management of patients with mucositis. The company also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including Cobalamin(TM)-mediated targeted delivery and oral drug delivery, its proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism and Thiarabine, a new generation nucleoside analog which has demonstrated both pre-clinical and clinical activity in certain cancers. For additional information on Access Pharmaceuticals, please visit our website at

    This press release contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27a of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include those relating to: our cash burn rate, clinical trial plans and timelines and clinical results for ProLindac, MuGard, Thiarabine and Cobalamin and other product candidates, our ability to achieve clinical and commercial success and our ability to successfully develop marketed products. These statements are subject to numerous risks, including but not limited Access' need to obtain additional financing in order to continue the clinical trial and operations and to the risks detailed in Access' Annual Reports on Form 10-K and other reports filed by Access with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contact: Company Contact: Investor Relations ---------------- --------------------------- Stephen B. Thompson Donald C. Weinberger/Diana Bittner (media) Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (212) 370-4500 (214) 905-5100 Christine Berni Director of Investor Relations Access Pharmaceuticals (212) 786-6208

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    Motorola DEVOUR(TM) Now Available on Verizon Wireless NetworkExperience MOTOBLUR(TM) on the Nation's Largest Wireless 3G Network

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. today announced that Motorola DEVOUR(TM) is available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores today for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

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    DEVOUR is the second Android(TM)-powered smartphone from Motorola to run on Verizon Wireless' 3G Network. The phone comes with MOTOBLUR, Motorola's unique content delivery service created to make wireless phones more personal and customizable. Additional features and specifications of Motorola DEVOUR can be found by visiting

    Motorola DEVOUR customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plan and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access, while Nationwide Talk & Text plans begin at $59.99 monthly access. An Email and Web for Smartphone plan is $29.99 for unlimited monthly access. Customers will receive the handset rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

    For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

    About Motorola

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit

    MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The MOTOBLUR logo is a trademark of Motorola. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Conseco Seeks Holding Company Name Change to CNO Financial Group, Inc.

    CARMEL, Ind., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conseco, Inc. announced today that it will ask shareholders at their annual meeting on May 11, 2010 to approve a change in the holding company's name to CNO Financial Group, Inc. ("CNO").

    The proposed name change reflects the transformation of the company that management and employees have achieved over the past three years. It also serves to separate the identity of the holding company - an investor brand - from the identities of its operating subsidiaries - the insurance brands known by agents and end consumers. The new name incorporates the company's New York Stock Exchange symbol already familiar to investors, while supporting its widely recognized consumer brands, which include Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company, and Washington National Insurance Company.

    "Over the past three years, CNO has significantly improved its financial stability and sharply focused its business strategy," said Jim Prieur, Chief Executive Officer. "We've transformed CNO's leadership team and culture by bringing in top people from the outside, promoting from within, and encouraging engagement throughout the enterprise. We've recapitalized the company to reduce debt, increase liquidity and equity capital, provide more flexibility to ride out economic storms, and enhance our ability to grow profitably. We've streamlined and simplified the company to focus on those businesses where we enjoy true competitive advantages, and we've changed to become customer-driven, rather than product-driven. As we focus on execution, and genuinely serve the needs of the middle-income market, I believe we can grow our company and create lasting value for all CNO stakeholders."

    The name change will not affect the company's ownership structure or insurance business operations.

    Conseco, Inc.'s insurance companies help protect working American families and seniors from financial adversity: Medicare supplement, long-term care, cancer, heart/stroke and accident policies protect people against major unplanned expenses; annuities and life insurance products help people plan for their financial futures. For more information, visit Conseco's web site at

    Conseco, Inc.

    CONTACT: News Media, Tony Zehnder, Corporate Communications,
    +1-312-396-7086, or Investors, Scott Galovic, Investor Relations,

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    BorgWarner Twin Scroll Turbocharger Enhances Fuel Economy of Powerful New Gasoline EngineSix-cylinder Direct Injection Engine with Variable Valve Train and BorgWarner's Twin Scroll Technology Delivers Same Performance as a V8 with Lower Fuel Consumption

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BorgWarner supplies twin scroll turbochargers for the BMW 535i Gran Turismo featuring a newly developed 3.0-liter six-cylinder inline direct injection gasoline engine launched in October 2009 in Europe. The combination of BorgWarner's turbocharging technology with direct injection and variable valve timing results in 400 Nm of low-end torque and a maximum output of 306 horsepower. The new engine sets new standards for efficiency in its class and outperforms the response of many eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engines. In addition to providing outstanding performance, the optimized twin scroll turbocharger significantly boosts fuel economy and lowers emissions.

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    In order to develop a state-of-the-art engine that features low-end torque, responsiveness, high output and low emissions, BMW chose BorgWarner's twin scroll turbocharger for the new six-cylinder engine. "The twin scroll technology produces results similar to twin-turbo applications but in a smaller package with lower weight and cost," said Roger Wood, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. "Our advanced technologies offer our customers the performance and value they need for today's marketplace."

    A completely new exhaust manifold and turbocharger system was specifically designed to achieve the greatest benefits. The ducts of three cylinders at a time are separated from one another both in the exhaust manifold and the turbocharger. The concept enabled BorgWarner and BMW to develop an engine that combines comfortable driving with great performance at low engine speeds. The 535i Gran Turismo accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6.3 seconds, underlining its sporting characteristics. At the same time, it delivers excellent fuel consumption of 31.7 mpg (8.9 liters/100 km) and complies with Euro 5 and ULEV-II emission standards.

    BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a leading global producer of turbochargers, exhaust gas recirculation valves and other engine air management systems for passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles. These systems are designed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle performance.

    Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The FORTUNE 500 company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 59 locations in 18 countries. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. The Internet address for BorgWarner is:

    Statements contained in this news release may contain forward-looking statements as contemplated by the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections. Words such as "outlook", "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed, projected or implied in or by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include: fluctuations in domestic or foreign vehicle production, the continued use of outside suppliers, fluctuations in demand for vehicles containing our products, changes in general economic conditions, and other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Risk Factors, identified in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K. We do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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    Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Cardinal Health Reach Milestone in Innovative Alzheimer's ResearchMore Than 100 Sites, 700 Patients Have Participated in Clinical Trials to Determine Whether Avid's Molecular Imaging Agent Florbetapir F 18 Can Detect Alzheimer's Disease

    PHILADELPHIA and DUBLIN, Ohio, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Currently, Alzheimer's disease cannot be definitively diagnosed until after death, when a brain autopsy is performed on a patient and evidence of beta-amyloid plaque deposits in the brain - which are a characteristic pathology of the disease - can be found. Accurate diagnosis during life can be challenging, particularly in the early stages of Alzheimer's, when symptoms are mild and non-definitive. However, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avid) and Cardinal Health are working together to change that.

    Avid and Cardinal Health today announced that more than 100 clinical centers and more than 700 patients have now participated in a Phase III clinical trial that is testing whether Avid's molecular imaging agent Florbetapir F 18 can detect Alzheimer's disease in living patients. Florbetapir F 18 (also known as 18F AV-45 and Florbetapir) is used with positron emission tomography (PET) technology to detect beta-amyloid plaque deposits in the brain.

    A critical factor in the successful enrollment of patients in these extensive Florbetapir clinical trials has been Cardinal Health's ability to manufacture and deliver fluorine 18 (F 18), the raw material needed to create imaging agents like Florbetapir. Because F-18's potency quickly begins to diminish immediately after it is produced, it needs to be manufactured in close proximity to the clinical imaging sites where it will be administered to patients.

    Operating the largest network of radiopharmacies in the United States, Cardinal Health can safely and efficiently manufacture and distribute F 18 to more than 85 percent of all U.S. hospitals within three hours. The company's unmatched nuclear pharmacy scale, combined with its comprehensive fleet and logistics capabilities have played a critical role in enabling patients, hospitals, clinics and research facilities from around the nation to participate in Avid's groundbreaking studies.

    "Over the past two years, Cardinal Health's broad network of nuclear pharmacy and manufacturing sites has allowed us to test the efficacy of important new molecular imaging agents like Florbetapir in clinical studies throughout the United States," said Avid's president and CEO, Daniel M. Skovronsky, MD, PhD. "This partnership has enabled us to effectively collaborate with imaging and neuropsychiatric specialists and the broader pharmaceutical industry to evaluate whether our Florbetapir beta-amyloid PET imaging agent can provide us a window into the Alzheimer's pathological process at its earliest, pre-symptomatic stages."

    The two companies look forward to continuing to work together to realize their shared commitment to advancing the future of molecular imaging.

    "We're proud to support Avid in its quest to leverage molecular imaging to change the way chronic diseases are diagnosed and managed," said John Rademacher, president and general manager of Cardinal Health's Nuclear Pharmacy Services business. "By working with forward-thinking innovators like Avid to quickly and cost-effectively evaluate the efficacy of agents in the clinical trial phase of their development, we hope to also play a key role in expediting novel imaging agents like Florbetapir into commercialization following their FDA approval."

    About Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Avid Radiopharmaceuticals is a leader in the development of molecular imaging products with the potential for earlier and more effective detection, diagnosis and monitoring of major chronic human diseases. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company is a pioneer in the development of molecular imaging agents for Alzheimer's disease that could lead to earlier diagnosis and better evaluation of drugs designed to prevent or reverse beta-amyloid plaque build-up in the brain. Avid is currently conducting Phase III clinical studies of Florbetapir for imaging amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease, and is in Phase I and II trials with 18F-AV-133 for imaging the vesicular monoamine transporter (VMAT2) in diseases involving dopaminergic degeneration (Parkinson's disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies) and beta cell dysfunction (Type I and Type II Diabetes Mellitus). More information about Avid is available at

    About Cardinal Health

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. is a Fortune 18 health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory care sites focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability. As one of the largest health care companies in the world, Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 40,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at

    Cardinal Health, Inc.

    CONTACT: Christopher J. Bunting, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals,
    +1-215-298-0695,, or Media Relations, Tara Schumacher,
    Cardinal Health, +1-614-757-6250,; or
    Investor Relations, Sally Curley, Cardinal Health, +1-614-757-7115,

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    Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT Declares Distribution Through Second Quarter 2010

    SANTA ANA, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT, Inc. announced today that its board of directors has authorized a daily distribution to stockholders of record as of the close of business on each day of the period commencing on April 1, 2010 and ending on June 30, 2010.

    The distributions will be calculated based on 365 days in the calendar year and will be equal to an annualized distribution rate of 6.0 percent, assuming a purchase price of $10.00 per share. These distributions will be aggregated and paid in cash monthly in arrears. The distributions declared for each record date in April, May and June would be paid in May, June and July, respectively.

    About Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT

    Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT, Inc. is a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust that seeks to preserve, protect and return investors' capital contributions, pay regular cash distributions, and realize growth in the value of its investments upon the ultimate sale of such investments. Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT is seeking to raise up to approximately $1 billion in equity and to acquire a diversified portfolio of apartment communities with stable cash flows and growth potential in select U.S. metropolitan markets. Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT offers a monthly distribution of 6 percent per annum and has acquired a geographically diverse portfolio of 13 apartment properties valued at approximately $341 million, based on purchase price.

    Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT is sponsored by Grubb & Ellis Company . Named to The Global Outsourcing 100(TM) in 2009 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals(TM), Grubb & Ellis is one of the largest commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. Our 6,000 professionals in more than 130 company-owned and affiliate offices draw from a unique platform of real estate services, practice groups and investment products to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions to real estate owners, tenants and investors. The firm's transaction, management, consulting and investment services are supported by highly regarded proprietary market research and extensive local expertise. Through its investment subsidiaries, the company is a leading sponsor of real estate investment programs that provide individuals and institutions the opportunity to invest in a broad range of real estate investment vehicles, including publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), separate accounts and other real estate investment funds. For more information, visit

    This release contains certain forward-looking statements (under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) with respect to the payment of distributions to our stockholders for the period commencing April 2010 and ending June 2010. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations or our receipt of sufficient proceeds from our offering to pay such cash distributions to our stockholders; uncertainties relating to changes in general economic and real estate conditions; the uncertainties relating to the implementation of our real estate investment strategy; and other risk factors as outlined in the company's prospectus, as amended from time to time, and as detailed from time to time in our periodic reports, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this document speak only as of the date on which such statements were made, and we undertake no obligation to update any such statements that may become untrue because of subsequent events. We claim the safe harbor protection for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.


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    BIO-key(R) Announces Fourth Quarter and 2009 Year-end Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

    WALL, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BKYI) , a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions, today announced plans to release fourth quarter 2009 financial results on Thursday, March 25, 2010 before the market opens. In conjunction with the release, BIO-key has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

    What: BIO-key International, Inc. Fourth Quarter 2009 Conference Call When: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time Where: Live via phone by dialing 800-860-2442 and asking for the BIO-key call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Or live over the Internet by logging on to the web address below. Where:

    A streaming audio replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the call on for a period of thirty days.

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    BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (

    BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement

    Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," "believes" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our history of losses and limited revenue, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, the impact on our business of the recent financial crisis in the global capital markets and negative global economic trends, and our ability to attract and retain key personnel. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, Inc., see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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    Farallon to announce fourth quarter and year end results on March 30, 2010CONFERENCE CALL TO BE HELD ON MARCH 31, 2010

    VANCOUVER, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Farallon Mining will release its Fourth Quarter and Year End results before the market opens on Tuesday March 30, 2010. A conference call and webcast will be held by management on Wednesday March 31, 2010 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (11:00 AM Eastern Time) to further discuss the results.

    The conference call can be accessed by telephone at the following numbers (647)427-7450 or the toll-free number (888)231-8191. A live webcast will also be available at or at the following webcast location : The replay of the conference call will be on the website after the call is completed.

    Farallon's G-9 zinc, copper, silver, gold and lead mine at the Campo Morado Property in Mexico reached commercial production in April 2009. The Company is targeting annual production of 120 million pounds of zinc and 15 million pounds of copper per year.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington President & CEO

    No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

    Forward Looking Information

    This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements." All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve or resource potential, continuity of mineralization, exploration drilling, operational activities, production rates, costs to completion and events or developments that the Company expects, or is targeting, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in such forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward looking statements and may require achievement of a number of operational, technical, economic, financial and legal objectives. The likelihood of continued future mining at Campo Morado is subject to a large number of risks, including obtaining lower than expected grades and quantities of mineralization and resources, lower than expected mill recovery rates and mining rates, changes in and the effect of government policies with respect to mineral exploration and exploitation, the possibility of local disputes including blockades of the company's property, the possibility of adverse developments in the financial markets generally, fluctuations in the prices of zinc, gold, silver, copper and lead, obtaining additional mining and construction permits, preparation of all necessary engineering for ongoing underground and processing facilities as well as receipt of additional financing to fund mine construction, development and operation, if needed. Such funding may not be available to the Company on acceptable terms or on any terms at all. There are no mineral reserves at Campo Morado and there is no assurance that the mineralization at Campo Morado will ever be classified as mineral reserves. For more information on the Company and the risk factors inherent in its business, investors should review the Company's Annual Information Form at

    Farallon Mining Ltd.

    CONTACT: on Farallon Mining Ltd., please visit the Company's website at or contact Neil MacRae, Investor Relations Manager, at
    (604) 638-2160 or within North America at 1-877-688-2050

    China Agritech, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    BEIJING, March 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Agritech, Inc. ("China Agritech", or the "Company"), a leading national organic fertilizer manufacturer and distributor in China, today announced that it will report the financial results for the fourth quarter and 2009 fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, before the market opens on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

    The Company will host a conference call, to be simultaneously web cast, on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or 8:00 p.m. Beijing Time.

    To participate, please call the following phone numbers: United States 1-866-519-4004 China, Domestic 800-819-0121-Landline Hong Kong 852-2475-0994 Canada 866-386-1016 International Toll Dial-In Number: 656-723-9381 Conference ID # 63746799

    A live web cast of the conference call will be available on China Agritech's website at . Please visit the website at least 15 minutes early to register for the web cast and download any necessary audio software.

    A web cast replay will be available on the Company's website, and the call replay will be available through Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. To access the replay, please call the following phone numbers:

    United States Dial-In #: 1-866-214-5335 Canada Dial-In #: 1-800-301-5423 China North Dial-In #: 10-800-714-0386 China South Dial-In #: 10-800-140-0386 Hong Kong Dial-In #: 800-901-596 International Dial-In #: +61 2 8235 5000 Conference ID # 63746799 About China Agritech, Inc.

    China Agritech, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of liquid and granular organic compound fertilizers and related products in China. The Company has developed proprietary formulas that provide a continuous supply of high-quality agricultural products while maintaining soil fertility. The Company sells its products to farmers located in 28 provinces of China.

    For more information about the Company, please visit .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of China Agritech and its subsidiary companies, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" or similar expressions, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the continued demand for China Agritech's products, China Agritech's ability to sustain growth for the balance of the year and China Agritech's ability to generally meet all of its objectives. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including all business uncertainties relating to product development, marketing, concentration in a single customer, raw material costs, market acceptance, future capital requirements, and competition in general and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the SEC. Except as required by law, China Agritech is under no obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    For more information, please contact: In China: Mr. Gareth Tang Chief Financial Officer China Agritech, Inc. Tel: +86-10-5962-1220 Email: In the U.S.: Mr. Kevin Theiss Investor Relations Grayling Tel: +1-646-284-9409 Email:

    China Agritech, Inc.

    CONTACT: In China, Mr. Gareth Tang, Chief Financial Officer of China
    Agritech, Inc., +86-10-5962-1220,; or in the U.S., Mr.
    Kevin Theiss, Investor Relations, Grayling, +1-646-284-9409,

    Web site:

    Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. Announces Cancellation of the Acquisition of a 40% Interest in Eversun Technology Co., Ltd.

    BEIJING, March 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. ("QXM" or the "Company"), a domestic manufacturer of mobile handsets in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"), today announced that it will not proceed with the proposed acquisition of the 40% equity interest in Beijing Eversun Technology Co., Ltd. ("Eversun") that was previously announced on December 14, 2009.

    "Due to disagreements relating to certain commercial terms between QXM and Eversun, we do not feel that this acquisition will be in the best interests of QXM and its shareholders," said Chairman Zhiyang Wu. "Notwithstanding the decision to call off the acquisition, we will continue to work closely with Eversun to explore business cooperation opportunities in the PRC mobile handset market."

    No consideration relating to the proposed acquisition had been paid at the time of this cancellation and this cancellation will not result in any "broken deal" or other payments by any of the parties involved.

    About Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

    Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. is a domestic manufacturer of mobile handsets in China. The Company manufactures and sells mobile handsets based primarily on the GSM, TD-SCDMA, and WCDMA technologies. It operates its business primarily through CEC Telecom Co., Ltd., its 96.6%-owned subsidiary in China. Through its manufacturing facility in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China, and two research and development centers in Huizhou and Beijing, the Company develops, produces and markets a wide range of mobile handsets, with increasing focus on differentiated products that generally generate higher profit margins. For more information, please visit .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "is /are likely to," "may," "plan," "potential," "will" or other similar expressions. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about QXM's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Information regarding these factors is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. QXM does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable laws. All information provided in this press release is as of March 25, 2010, and QXM undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable laws.

    For further information, contact: Lucy Wang Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. Tel: +86-10-8219-3883 Email:

    Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

    CONTACT: Lucy Wang of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.,

    Web site:

    Teleperformance Deploys NICE SmartCenter Interaction Analytics in a Multi-Million Dollar Deal, to Harness Customer Dynamics to Improve Service Levels and ProfitabilityUK Outsourcer expands implementation of NICE SmartCenter suite to six additional sites to help clients boost customer satisfaction and loyalty, while reducing contact center operational costs

    RA'ANANA, Israel, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems Ltd. , a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable enterprises and security organizations to extract Insight from Interactions, transactions and surveillance to drive business performance, reduce risk and ensure safety, today announced that a leading UK outsourcer, Teleperformance has expanded its NICE SmartCenter deployment, in a multi-million dollar deal, by adding NICE Interaction Analytics business solutions to existing implementations of NICE call recording, quality management and workforce management. The NICE analytics-based solutions will help Teleperformance's clients gain a better understanding of their customers' needs to enhance customer experience and boost loyalty, while reducing operational costs. Teleperformance UK is part of Teleperformance Group, a leading global contact center outsourcer which is using NICE SmartCenter solutions at 13 sites throughout Europe, including the UK.

    Teleperformance, one of the UK's leading providers of outsourced contact center solutions, delivers services such as customer acquisition, back office, debt collection, and technical support to leading companies in the financial services, telecoms, utilities, and public sectors. With NICE SmartCenter, Teleperformance will capture customer interactions, analyze them to extract hidden insights, and apply those insights to impact and strengthen customer relationships, thus helping clients harness Customer Dynamics to generate business value.

    "Every single customer interaction, including those that focus on customer service issues, is an opportunity - it's a chance to extend the customer lifecycle and increase value to our clients," said Rachel Robinson, Divisional Managing Director at Teleperformance UK. "We decided to expand our implementation of NICE SmartCenter to its broad analytics offering to enable us to hone in on relevant and important calls so that we can immediately pinpoint issues that impact customer satisfaction as well as improve operational efficiency. In fact, during the pilot phase, it took us only one month to improve quality scores with a leading customer by nearly 13 percent."

    "This sizeable expansion by Teleperformance, a leading European outsourcer and a longtime NICE customer, reflects the growing trend of companies coming to NICE to help them address their most strategic business issues," said Udi Ziv, president of NICE Enterprise Product Group. "One of the most pressing business issues is harnessing Customer Dynamics, the ongoing interchange between customers and organizations, which is rich, complex and difficult to manage, let alone manage well. NICE SmartCenter is the ideal solution suite to help companies harness Customer Dynamics by tapping into customer intent, attitudes and needs hidden in interactions, and turning this information into insight for optimizing every customer interaction across multiple channels. This enables companies to enhance the customer experience, increase profitability, mitigate risk, and improve operational efficiency."

    Teleperformance will be implementing NICE Interaction Analytics, along with NICE Quality Optimizer, Customer Feedback and Desktop Analytics at the company's six UK sites.

    About NICE SmartCenter

    NICE SmartCenter is the premier solution suite for helping companies optimize Customer Dynamics, with unique capabilities for capturing customer and business intent, analyzing interactions and transactions for insight, and generating impact on the interaction and the business. NICE SmartCenter includes pre-packaged business solutions that address specific business issues, powered by best-in-class functional components spanning call recording, quality management, workforce management, cross-channel interaction analytics, including speech analytics, real-time guidance, and performance management. The business solutions capture, analyze and impact customer interactions in real time, across a variety of channels, from audio, email and chat to social media and text messaging. The solutions include nine packaged offerings: Customer Churn Reduction, Sales Effectiveness, Customer Experience, Marketing Effectiveness, Collections Optimization, Quality Optimization, First Contact Resolution Optimization, Average Handle Time Optimization, and Compliance Management. These solutions can be deployed on premise, in a hosted model, or via a managed service, and can be implemented stand-alone or fully integrated with customer relationship management and business intelligence solutions.

    About NICE Systems

    NICE Systems is the leading provider of Insight from Interactions solutions and value-added services, powered by advanced analytics of unstructured multimedia content - from telephony, web, radio and video communications. NICE's solutions address the needs of the enterprise and security markets, enabling organizations to operate in an insightful and proactive manner, and take immediate action to improve business and operational performance and ensure safety and security. NICE has over 24,000 customers in more than 150 countries, including more than 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. More information is available at

    Corporate Media Galit Belkind NICE Systems +1 877 245 7448 Investors Daphna Golden NICE Systems +1 877 245 7449

    Trademark Note: 360° View, Alpha, ACTIMIZE, Actimize logo, Customer Feedback, Dispatcher Assessment, Encorder, eNiceLink, Executive Connect, Executive Insight, FAST, FAST alpha Blue, FAST alpha Silver, FAST Video Security, Freedom, Freedom Connect, IEX, Interaction Capture Unit, Insight from Interactions, Investigator, Last Message Replay, Mirra, My Universe, NICE, NICE logo, NICE Analyzer, NiceCall, NiceCall Focus, NiceCLS, NICE Inform, NICE Learning, NiceLog, NICE Perform, NiceScreen, NICE SmartCenter, NICE Storage Center, NiceTrack, NiceUniverse, NiceUniverse Compact, NiceVision, NiceVision Alto, NiceVision Analytics, NiceVision ControlCenter, NiceVision Digital, NiceVision Harmony, NiceVision Mobile, NiceVision Net, NiceVision NVSAT, NiceVision Pro, Performix, Playback Organizer, Renaissance, Scenario Replay, ScreenSense, Tienna, TotalNet, TotalView, Universe, Wordnet are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NICE Systems Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, including the statements by Messr Tamir, are based on the current expectations of the management of NICE-Systems Ltd. (the Company) only, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of the global economic environment on the Company's customer base (particularly financial services firms) and the resulting uncertainties; changes in technology and market requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications; difficulties or delays in absorbing and integrating acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel; loss of market share; pressure on pricing resulting from competition; and inability to maintain certain marketing and distribution arrangements. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise them, except as required by law.

    NICE Systems

    CONTACT: Corporate Media, Galit Belkind, +1-877-245-7448,, or Investors, Daphna Golden, +1-877-245-7449,, both of NICE Systems

    Web Site:

    American Community Relies on TechTeam Global for Broad Range of IT Infrastructure Services

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechTeam Global, Inc., , a worldwide provider of information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing services, announced today that it has renewed its contract with American Community Mutual Insurance Company (American Community) to provide a broad range of IT infrastructure outsourcing services.

    A TechTeam client for more than a decade, American Community markets individual and small group health insurance through a network of 14,000 independent agents across multiple states.

    Under the renewed agreement, TechTeam will continue to provide American Community with network and server monitoring and management, desktop management, help desk services, and asset management. As a part of the continuing improvement of IT service management, TechTeam is also implementing CA's Service Desk Manager toolset which supports key ITIL processes including incident, request, problem, change and configuration management.

    "TechTeam has been a long-time partner and has continued to evolve and improve its services to support our business needs," said Beth McCrohan, senior vice president and chief information officer of American Community. "Beginning in 2008, TechTeam helped drive a server consolidation project that created substantial operational efficiencies for our company; having completed that project, TechTeam is now implementing the CA toolset in order to help us better manage our IT infrastructure and more effectively deliver services to the business."

    "We are very pleased to continue our partnership with American Community," said Jeff Ruffini, vice president of Americas client service management for TechTeam Global. "Our implementation of the CA toolset will continue to move us forward, enhancing the value that we deliver for this long-time client."

    TechTeam is an industry leader in IT infrastructure outsourcing and was named no. 1 globally in IT infrastructure outsourcing for mid-tier customers in the Black Book of Outsourcing 2009 Survey on Top Infrastructure Management Outsourcing Vendors.

    About TechTeam Global

    TechTeam Global, Inc. is a leading provider of IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing services to large and medium businesses, as well as government organizations. The company's primary services include service desk, technical support, desk-side support, security administration, infrastructure management and related professional services. TechTeam also provides a number of specialized, value-added services in specific vertical markets. Founded in 1979, TechTeam has nearly 3,000 employees across the world, providing IT support in 32 languages. TechTeam's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "TEAM." For more information, call 800-522-4451 or visit

    About American Community

    With beginnings dating back to 1938, American Community Mutual Insurance Company is one of the oldest health insurance companies in the nation. Based in Livonia, Michigan, American Community offers a broad range of affordable traditional, consumer-directed and short-term, temporary health insurance products for individuals and families, as well as groups of 2-50 employees. The company markets its products through independent insurance agents in multiple states. For more information visit

    Safe Harbor Statement

    The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical, including statements regarding the Company's expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future, 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. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, delays in the implementation of the business; changes in the customer's business or requirements thereof; difficulties in obtaining the customer's knowledge, procedures, or authorizations; and difficulties in providing the service solutions for the customer. These and other risks are described in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

    TechTeam Global, Inc.

    CONTACT: Chris Donohue, VP, Global Strategy & Marketing, TechTeam
    Global, Inc., +1-248-357-2866,; Jessica Klenk,
    +1-301-588-2900 Ext. 121,; Michael Rudd, +1-301-588-2900,, both of Boscobel Marketing Communications

    Web Site:

    TrendChip Technologies soutient Billion Electric dans son litige de brevets contre Lantiq

    HSINCHU, Taïwan, March 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    Le fournisseur de premier plan de semi-conducteurs xDSL CPE chipset, TrendChip Technologies, a publi un communiqu officiel ce 23 mars dernier dclarant son dsaccord total de la rclamation d'infraction dpose en Allemagne par Lantiq contre Billion Electric en ce qui concerne une prtendue violation de ses droits de brevet pour avoir utiliser le jeu de puces de TrendChip, et la volont absolue de TrendChip Technologies venir en aide Billion Electric dans sa dispute avec Lantiq afin de protger ses intrêts et ceux de ses clients.

    Le fabricant de puces de transmissions allemand, Lantiq, a dpos, il y a quelques jours, une rclamation dans un tribunal rgional local contre Billion Electric pour non-respect de ses droits de brevet. L'entreprise prtend que certains des produits ADSL2/ADSL2 + modem de Billion Electric portent atteinte aux droits de proprit intellectuelle de l'entreprise car ils utilisent des jeux de puces de transmissions de TrendChip.

    TrendChip dfend que le brevet qui aurait t enfreint, comme le prtend Lantiq, ne serait pas celui initialement demand par la compagnie. Au contraire, il aurait t acquis d'une autre compagnie et que son prdcesseur, Infineon, aurait dj dpos une même rclamation il y a deux ans. Une analyse professionnelle exhaustive mene par des avocats et des experts en brevets d'invention retenus par TrendChip ont conclu qu'il n'y a pas eu infraction. Une copie du rapport d'analyse et d'autres informations, comme celles qui expriment des doutes quant la validit du brevet, ont t envoyes Infineon. Toutefois, Infineon n'a pu prsenter une rfutation solide. Lantiq a intent, aujourd'hui, une action en justice contre un des clients de TrendChip, qui dtient le même brevet. Juge une tentative d'interfrence du mcanisme de la concurrence sur le march libre, TrendChip se trouve en dsaccord complet avec leurs actions. TrendChip prendra la même position avec ses clients et utilisera toutes ressources juridiques disponibles pour protger ses intrêts et ceux de ses clients, y compris les cas d'actions comme la demande de rvocation des dits droits de brevet.

    TrendChip estime que la meilleure direction suivre pour le dveloppement de l'industrie et pour ses clients est de toujours fournir des produits et des services comptitifs ses clients. Elle souligne en outre que l'entreprise se concentre, depuis ses dbuts, sur la recherche et le dveloppement de puces ADSL. Elle respecte fort bien la protection des droits de la proprit intellectuelle et la sauvegarde des droits de brevet, et continuera se mesurer contre la concurrence froce de l'industrie grce son modle d'entreprise centr sur des solutions compltes et ses innovations de produits propritaires.

    À propos de TrendChip Technologies

    Fonde en 2001 et d'un capital vers de 368 millions NT$, TrendChip (code boursier : 3614) est un fabricant de premier plan centr sur la conception de jeux de puces d'accs large bande. Elle possde des centres de R & D ainsi que des quipes de soutien technique et de vente de transmissions large bande de niveau international. Les jeux de puces ADSL et le logiciel de transmissions complte les plus rentables de TrendChip sont largement utiliss par leur clientle de tlcommunications au niveau international. Avec son taux d'expdition annuel qui a ralis une croissance de plus de 60 % en 2009, la part de march de l'entreprise dpasse aujourd'hui les 20 %.

    Le 11 mars dernier, la fusion entre Ralink Technology et TrendChip a t autorise par leur conseil d'administration respectif lors d'une runion. En consquence, Ralink Technology est la compagnie qui sera conserve. Également fonde en 2001, Ralink Technology tait la premire compagnie de conception de rseaux circuits intgrs sans fil Taïwan. Aprs la fusion, le chiffre d'affaires combin en 2009 dpass 7,3 milliards NT$, classant ainsi l'entreprise parmi le top 30 des compagnies de conception de circuits intgrs travers le monde.

    Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez contacter :

    TrendChip Technologies Porte-parole : Alex Fan Tl : +886-3-666-8066 Mail :

    TrendChip Technologies

    Porte-parole : Alex Fan de TrendChip Technologies, +886-3-666-8066, ou

    Shire Presents Positive Data for Patients With Type 1 Gaucher Disease Who Switched to VPRIV(TM)

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Also Reported are Results of Retrospective Analysis of Phase I/II Study, Showing Success in Reaching Therapeutic Goals within 4 Years of Initiation of Treatment

    Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today presented positive data from a Phase III clinical trial (TKT-034) designed to evaluate the safety of switching to VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa for injection), from imiglucerase, as well as an interim analysis of safety data from an ongoing multicenter open-label treatment protocol (HGT-GCB-058) implemented to provide VPRIV to patients affected by the continuing shortage of imiglucerase. A post-hoc analysis of Phase I/II data on therapeutic goal attainment was also presented at the 2010 American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These data add to the growing body of clinical evidence which support the use of VPRIV in patients both transitioning from imiglucerase or who are treatment naive.

    Adult and pediatric patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease were switched from imiglucerase (15-60 U/kg every other week) to the same number of units of VPRIV in the Phase III switch study (40 patients) and the ongoing US treatment protocol (>150 patients). In study TKT-034, no patients developed IgG antibodies to VPRIV, including 3 patients who tested positive for anti-imiglucerase antibodies at screening. In addition, hemoglobin concentration, platelet counts, and liver and spleen volumes remained stable over the course of the one year study, demonstrating safety and maintenance of efficacy over this time frame. One patient in the Phase III trial discontinued due to a serious hypersensitivity reaction and the most common side effects reported in the two studies were infusion-related reactions.

    "Results from the Phase III study provide important information regarding the safety and sustained efficacy of VPRIV for patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease who were previously on imiglucerase and should help inform treatment decisions during and after the imiglucerase supply shortage," said Dr. Gregory Grabowski, Director of the Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Principal Investigator of the 034 study. "These data confirm what many physicians have experienced."

    A post hoc analysis from a third study, TKT-025EXT, designed to examine attainment of long-term therapeutic goals in 8 patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease treated with velaglucerase alfa, was also presented at the meeting. The initial dose of 60 U/kg was lowered to 30 U/kg after patients achieved at least 2 of 4 predefined therapeutic goals following 1 year of treatment. Clinically meaningful achievement of long-term therapeutic goals for hemoglobin concentration, platelet counts, and liver and spleen volumes was observed within 4 years of initiation of treatment.

    Shire also reported important findings that suggested substantial antigenic differences when antibody response to treatment with VPRIV and imiglucerase were compared. Among the 99 patients who enrolled in the Phase III studies the seroconversion rate was 1% (1 of 82) against VPRIV versus 23% (4 of 17) against imiglucerase.

    Velaglucerase alfa is manufactured in Shire's facility in Cambridge MA, which was inspected and approved by the FDA for the commercial production of VPRIV.

    Study Results and Design for TKT-034, HGT-GBC-058 and TKT-025EXT


    In this global, open-label, multicenter study, patients were enrolled in the US (11 sites), Europe (3 sites) and Israel (1 site), and of the 41 patients enrolled, 40 received study drug. One patient discontinued due to a serious hypersensitivity reaction and one patient discontinued at week 31 due to a perceived lack of improvement. At the time of discontinuation, this patient's clinical parameters were stable and consistent with those of the entire group of patients in the study.

    Hemoglobin concentration, platelet counts, and spleen and liver volume were sustained at therapeutic levels through one year of treatment with VPRIV, as demonstrated by pre-specified efficacy criteria for clinically significant change:

    - Hemoglobin concentration: the mean change from baseline was -0.1 g/dL, with a 90 percent confidence interval of -0.3 to 0.1 g/dL, within the predefined efficacy criterion of plus or minus 1 g/dL. - Platelet counts: the percent change from baseline was +7.0%, with a 90 percent confidence interval of 0.5 to 13.5%, within the predefined efficacy criterion of plus or minus 20%. - Spleen volume: the percent change from baseline was -5.6%, with a 90 percent confidence interval of -10.8 to -0.4% within the predefined efficacy criterion of plus or minus 15%. - Liver volume: the percent change from baseline was -0.0%, with a 90 percent confidence interval of -2.6 to 2.6% within the predefined efficacy criterion of plus or minus 15%.

    Study design

    The primary objective of TKT-034 was to evaluate the safety of VPRIV in patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease who transitioned from imiglucerase to VPRIV. The secondary objectives were to evaluate changes from baseline in hemoglobin concentration, platelet counts, and spleen and liver volumes by Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) after every other week dosing of VPRIV.

    Patients over the age of two years and receiving imiglucerase at a dose between 15 and 60 U/kg every other week for at least 30 months with no dose change in the last 6 months were eligible, provided they had demonstrated stable hemoglobin concentration and platelet counts. Patients were infused in one hour with the same number of units of VPRIV as their prior imiglucerase dose.


    This ongoing multicenter, open-label treatment protocol was initiated at the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide VPRIV to patients who otherwise have limited or no access to imiglucerase due to a continuing supply shortage.

    Between September 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010, more than 150 patients in the US enrolled into HGT-GCB-058 and received at least one infusion of VPRIV. Of these, 3 were treatment naive and the rest were previously treated with imiglucerase. Following the administration of the first three infusions of VPRIV at the clinical site, patients who experienced no treatment-related serious adverse events or infusion-related adverse events were eligible to transition to home therapy at the discretion of the investigator. Patients were required to return to the clinic site quarterly for observation.

    An interim safety analysis of the more than 150 patients on the treatment protocol was conducted. Among those patients previously treated with imiglucerase, a total of 18% experienced a treatment emergent adverse event that was possibly or probably related to the study drug. The most commonly observed treatment emergent adverse events among switch patients included at least one infusion-related reaction, nasopharyngitis, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness and influenza. Approximately 1% of patients experienced a severe adverse event that was considered to be possibly or probably related to the study drug.

    TKT-025EXT: Study Results and Design of Therapeutic Goal Analysis

    This post-hoc analysis of data from the Phase I/II and extension trial of velaglucerase alfa showed that clinically meaningful long-term therapeutic goals were achieved within 4 years of initiation of velaglucerase alfa treatment.

    The efficacy parameters were evaluated against the therapeutic goals described by Pastores et al (Seminars in Hematology, 2004) aand included absolute and percent changes in hemoglobin levels, platelet counts, and spleen and liver volumes as measured by MRI. Evaluation in this study was limited to those patients who were exposed to velaglucerase alfa for a minimum of 48 months and for whom a complete clinical data set corresponding to the study endoints was available at baseline and annually through 48 months (8 patients, 4 male, 4 female). Patients were evaluated for the achievement of each individual therapeutic goal. The percentage of patients achieving each specific goal over time was determined. In addition the percentage of patients with a complete response (achieved all 4 therapeutic goals) over time was also evaluated.

    At baseline, no patient was at goal for all 4 clinical parameters: 4 of 8 patients were at goal for hemoglobin concentration, 0 of 8 for platelet count, 4 of 8 for liver volume, and 0 of 8 for spleen volume. After 1 year of treatment, all patients achieved at least 2 therapeutic goals, and all patients maintained clinical parameters for goals that were already at the recommended targets when treatment began. All 8 patients were eligible for and began step-wise dose reduction to velaglucerase alfa 30 U/kg EOW starting between 12 and 18 months. By year 4 of treatment, all patients met goals for all 4 clinical parameters; therefore, 100% achievement was observed for each of the 4 long-term, therapeutic goals.

    More about VPRIV

    VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa for injection) was approved by the US FDA as a long-term enzyme replacement therapy for adult and pediatric patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease on February 26, 2010. A marketing application for VPRIV has also been granted accelerated assessment by the European Medicines Agency in the European Union (EU). Shire expects to launch VPRIV in the EU by the end of 2010 and in other countries beginning in 2011.

    VPRIV is for patients who are treatment naive as well as patients who have been treated with imiglucerase. The most serious adverse reactions seen with VPRIV were hypersensitivity reactions. Infusion-related reactions were the most commonly observed adverse reactions in patients treated with VPRIV in clinical studies. The most commonly observed symptoms of infusion-related reactions were: headache, dizziness, low or high blood pressure, nausea, tiredness and weakness, and fever. Generally the infusion-related reactions were mild and, in treatment-naive patients, onset occurred mostly during the first 6 months of treatment and tended to occur less frequently with time. Adverse reactions more commonly seen in pediatric patients compared to those observed in adult patients (>10% difference) include rash, upper respiratory tract infection, prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time, and fever.

    As with all therapeutic proteins, there is a potential for immunogenicity. In the clinical studies 1 of 54 treatment-naive patients treated with VPRIV developed IgG class antibodies. It is unknown if the presence of IgG antibodies to VPRIV is associated with a higher risk of infusion reactions.

    Full prescribing information for VPRIV can be found at

    Notes to editors


    Shire's strategic goal is to become the leading specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the specialist physician. Shire focuses its business on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT) and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases as well as opportunities in other therapeutic areas to the extent they arise through acquisitions. Shire's in-licensing, merger and acquisition efforts are focused on products in specialist markets with strong intellectual property protection and global rights. Shire believes that a carefully selected and balanced portfolio of products with strategically aligned and relatively small-scale sales forces will deliver strong results.

    For further information on Shire, please visit the Company's website:


    Statements included herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, the Company's results could be materially adversely affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: the inherent uncertainty of research, development, approval, reimbursement, manufacturing and commercialization of the Company's Specialty Pharmaceutical and Human Genetic Therapies products, as well as the ability to secure and integrate new products for commercialization and/or development; government regulation of the Company's products; the Company's ability to manufacture its products in sufficient quantities to meet demand; the impact of competitive therapies on the Company's products; the Company's ability to register, maintain and enforce patents and other intellectual property rights relating to its products; the Company's ability to obtain and maintain government and other third-party reimbursement for its products; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    For further information please contact: Investor Relations Clea Rosenfeld (Rest of the World), +44-1256-894-160 Eric Rojas (North America), +1-781-482-0999 Media Jessica Mann (Rest of the World), +44-1256-894-280 Jessica Cotrone (North America, HGT), +1-781-482-9538

    Shire plc

    For further information please contact: Investor Relations: Clea Rosenfeld (Rest of the World), +44-1256-894-160; Eric Rojas (North America), +1-781-482-0999; Media: Jessica Mann (Rest of the World), +44-1256-894-280; Jessica Cotrone (North America, HGT), +1-781-482-9538

    Credit Union Association of New Mexico to Offer BNY Mellon's Remittance Solution to Credit Unions

    NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon and the Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM) today announced that CUANM will be expanding access to BNY Mellon's Remit Worldwide global remittance solution to credit unions in New Mexico and nationwide on a white-label basis.

    Remit Worldwide(SM) is a robust global remittance solution that will enable credit unions to offer global remittances as a new member service. A major form of cross border funds transfer, remittances provide credit unions and banks with an important opportunity to expand their product and service offerings to customers interested in remitting funds to beneficiaries abroad.

    "Enabling credit unions to provide global remittances as a new customer service provides us with a superior product that is important to the underserved new immigrant community. This group comprises a significant and rapidly growing consumer group that credit unions are committed to serving. We look forward to working with BNY Mellon to provide this easy-to-use remittance product to credit unions throughout the country," said CUANM CEO Sylvia Lyon.

    "We know from experience that remitters welcome the opportunity to send funds to beneficiaries in the safety, security and reliability of a credit union environment," said Wendy Miller, head of multicurrency services for BNY Mellon Treasury Services. "CUANM's commitment to Remit Worldwide gives us an exciting opportunity to expand not just the reach of our solution, but also to enhance its user friendliness from a client credit union perspective."

    First established in 1958, CUANM is a trade organization that helps credit unions throughout the state address member needs through services, products, education and advocacy. CUANM is committed to offering outreach opportunities to credit unions and has a history of providing relevant products and services to credit unions across the United States and Canada through their award winning Kirby Kangaroo® and CU Succeed Teen Financial Network® youth programs. "The ability to add Remit Worldwide to the suite of outreach products we offer credit unions is very exciting" said Mike Athens, CUANM vice president of Association Services. Remit Worldwide will be marketed by CUANM as Worldwide Remit(SM). More information on CUANM is available at

    With locations in 34 countries on six continents and a network of more than 2,000 correspondent financial institutions, The Bank of New York Mellon's Treasury Services group delivers high-quality performance in global payments, trade services, cash management, capital markets, foreign exchange and derivatives. It helps clients optimize cash flow, manage liquidity and make payments more efficiently around the world in more than 100 currencies. The Company is a top-five participant in both the CHIPS and overall funds transfer markets, and was recognized by Global Finance magazine earlier this year as the leading provider of white-label treasury products and services for banks and other large institutional clients.

    BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation . BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 34 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing superior asset management and wealth management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $22.3 trillion in assets under custody and administration, $1.1 trillion in assets under management, services $12.0 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.6 trillion per day. Additional information is available at

    BNY Mellon; Credit Union Association of New Mexico

    CONTACT: Ron Sommer or BNY Mellon, +1-412-236-0082, or Mike Athens of Credit Union Association of New
    Mexico, +1-505-298-9899,

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    Tradeshow Marketing Company Announces Results for Second Fiscal Quarter of 2010Moving Forward on Subsequent Product Launches

    BELLEVUE, WA, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Tradeshow Marketing Company, Ltd. (Pink Sheets: TSHO), a direct sales company that represents and markets unique consumer products in direct response TV (DRTV) and tradeshow demonstration sales environments, today announced results of operations for its fiscal 2010 second quarter, ended November 30, 2009. The company also completed the requirements to regain Pink Sheets "Current Information" status and expects its listing to be upgraded in the coming days. Subsequent to the second quarter end, the company successfully launched its infomercial product campaign for the Ultimate Squeegee(TM) and completed a $1.2 million private equity placement.

    Revenue for second quarter of 2010 was $9,073 as compared to $3,864 in the same quarter a year ago. Second quarter revenue reflects the company's repositioning in the direct response TV (DRTV) business in advance of the launch of its first product, the Ultimate Squeegee. Net loss declined to $70,297, or $0.00 per share, from $117,830, or $0.01 per share, in the prior year period. The improvement in net loss was primarily due to a reduction in cost of sales related to the closing of the retail store businesses as a result of the company's focus on DRTV and tradeshow marketing channels.

    "Since the end of the second quarter, we successfully executed on a number of key initiatives and properly positioned the company for future growth," stated Luniel de Beer, President and CEO of Tradeshow Marketing. "We launched our first infomercial and test campaign for the Ultimate Squeegee product, which achieved positive initial results in preparation for a seven-week campaign beginning March 29. We also raised $1.2 million in private equity on favorable terms to our current shareholders. This infusion of capital will fund our future growth plans as we seek to launch additional products on DRTV and broaden our portfolio of revenue generating programs, including our trade show operations."

    "The company is currently evaluating opportunities with multiple product innovators, while continuing development for the Ultimate Squeegee," said de Beer. "Recently, we advanced our discussions with the inventor of an exciting new household device, which we expect to be our second product. We are still in the process of finalizing the agreement but are now working closely with our partner, Cesari Direct, on the initial infomercial development and future scheduling. We look forward to providing additional updates as we finalize the terms."

    Most recently, the company opened its new corporate office at 2018 156th Ave. NE, Suite 100, in Bellevue, WA.

    For more information about Tradeshow Marketing, please visit the Company's web site at Shareholders of Tradeshow Marketing who would like to be added to the Company's email distribution list to receive press releases and other corporate updates can send their contact information, including name, address, phone and email, to

    About The Tradeshow Marketing Company

    The Tradeshow Marketing Company, Ltd. is a publicly traded consumer-products company focused on the development and distribution of unique products that have broad appeal and improve the lives of consumers. The company operates a direct demonstration business via trade shows and exhibitions throughout North America, and various product-specific e-commerce web sites. The company was established in 2003, and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

    All company or product names used are the property of their respective owners and may be the trade marks(TM), service marks(SM), or registered marks(R) of other companies, and are used for information purposes only and to their owners' benefit, without intent to infringe.

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    This release contains "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, and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may", "future", "plan" or "planned", "will" or "should", "expected", "anticipates", "draft", "eventually", or "projected". You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks identified in the company's SEC filings.

    Tradeshow Marketing Company Ltd.

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Shelton Group Investor Relations, (360)
    719-5878 ext. 1,; Company Contact: Tradeshow Marketing Company,
    (360) 719-5878,

    ViaSat Awarded $21.5 Million MIDS-LVT Lot 11 Delivery Order

    CARLSBAD, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaSat has received a delivery order valued at approximately $21.5 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), MIDS Program Office (MPO) in San Diego, California. MIDS-LVT terminals provide greater situational awareness in combat for U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and for U.S. defense partners by gathering information into a digital view of the battlefield. The secure, high capacity, jam resistant wireless (non-satellite) system connects users with both digital data and digital voice communications. Delivery of the Lot 11 MIDS-LVT units is expected to begin in March of next year and continue through February of 2012.


    The MIDS-LVT Lot 11 order includes LVT(1) airborne and LVT(2) ground-based terminals under a new five year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This new award includes LVT(1) terminal variants for F/A-18, P-3, E-2D aircraft and MH-60R/S helicopters, along with terminals for the BACN program and other U.S. Navy applications. The MIDS-LVT Lot 11 order also includes LVT(2) terminal variants for various U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Joint Forces applications as well as terminals for Germany, Australia, and Korea.

    About ViaSat (

    ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat is based in Carlsbad, CA, has major locations in Duluth, GA, Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories), and Greenwood Village, CO (WildBlue), along with additional field offices and service centers worldwide.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to expected deliveries. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

    Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are trade names of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation. All additional products are trademarks of their respective owners.

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