Companies news of 2010-04-26 (page 7)

  • Porter Novelli Bolstering U.S. Hispanic Capabilities With Promotions and New Hires
  • Symmetry Medical to Present at Ninth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference
  • BNY Mellon's Pershing Unit to Host INSITE(TM) 2010 Financial Solutions Conference
  • Web's Top Innovators, Influencers Named to Internet Evolution 100Ten people in 10...
  • FEMSA Grows Operating Income 9.8% in 1Q10
  • Cohen Independent Research Report on AmeriLithium Sets $7.80 5-Year Best Price, with $3.63...
  • Athletic Republic and Panasonic Form Strategic Alliance
  • ChromaDex Launches pTeroPure Pterostilbene- Pterostilbene Shows Promise as a More Potent,...
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    Porter Novelli Bolstering U.S. Hispanic Capabilities With Promotions and New Hires

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli announced today it has strengthened its Hispanic efforts and expanded its depth in the diversity marketplace by naming Sonia Sroka senior vice president, U.S. Hispanic practice leader. This is a new post for the agency and represents the growing need for fully integrated Hispanic offerings for the agency's clients.

    Sroka is based in the agency's headquarters office in New York. In her prior post as a vice president, she delivered counsel and expertise on the Hispanic market across a comprehensive range of industries, including consumer products, health care, food and beverage, retail, corporate and financial services. She has led programs for clients including Gillette, The Almond Board of California and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others.

    Sroka is also deeply engaged in several diversity initiatives. She is the lead of Porter Novelli's Diversity Council, a member of the Omnicom Diversity Development Advisory Committee and the national chair of the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Diversity Committee. Sroka reports to Julie Winskie, Porter Novelli's president, global clients, in her client work and Anthony Viceroy, president, chief financial officer, in her diversity initiatives.

    "Sonia's appointment reflects our view that we cannot responsibly conduct a so-called 'mainstream' effort in the U.S. market without Hispanic expertise embedded at the strategic level," said Winskie. "The digital revolution, combined with economic forces, means smart clients no longer separate U.S. Hispanic markets from all other efforts. It is simply not reflective of the reality of our population."

    Sroka joined Porter Novelli's Los Angeles office in 2006, and relocated to the New York office three years ago. Before joining Porter Novelli, Sroka was instrumental in the development of Weber Shandwick's multicultural agency, Axis. During her tenure she developed and managed integrated marketing initiatives for Coca-Cola, American Airlines and SC Johnson, among others.

    "I am very excited to take our Hispanic marketing offering to a new level," said Sroka. "With the Hispanic population growing at a record pace in the U.S., now more than ever clients need to develop communications programs for this audience at the strategic level in order to connect with and establish loyalty among Hispanic consumers."

    Porter Novelli also announced that Guillermo (Willy) Villarreal has joined the agency as an account manager in the U.S. Hispanic practice and will be based in its Los Angeles office. Villarreal comes to Porter Novelli from Edelman, where he was a member of its Hispanic group since 2008, working on clients including Microsoft Corp., National Geographic and Starbucks. Prior to that, he worked in Weber Shandwick's Axis multicultural practice on clients including Nintendo of America, Absolut Vodka and the Latin Grammy's. He earned a B.S. in communications from the University of Texas at Austin.

    "I am delighted to congratulate Sonia on her appointment as practice leader and welcome Willy to our team in Los Angeles," said Bill Kolberg, managing director of Porter Novelli's Los Angeles office. "Both Sonia and Willy offer a wealth of experience with top global brands that will serve this growing practice and the agency. Having a strong presence in both New York and Los Angeles - top markets for the Hispanic community - has never been more relevant than now."

    About Porter Novelli

    A global public relations leader, Porter Novelli was founded in 1972 and is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. . In 90 offices in nearly 60 countries, Porter Novelli combines the power of immersion with the rigor of research to create deep human insights that enable us to transform the opinions, beliefs and behaviors of those who matter most to our clients. For additional information, please visit

    Porter Novelli

    CONTACT: Catherine Sullivan, +1-212-601-8315,

    Web Site:

    Symmetry Medical to Present at Ninth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference

    WARSAW, Ind., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Symmetry Medical Inc. , a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today that Brian S. Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Ninth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. PT.

    A live Web cast of the presentation will be available on Symmetry Medical's Web site at Presentation slides will be posted on the Web site before the presentation begins. A replay of the Web cast will be available for 60 days after the date of the presentation.

    About Symmetry Medical Inc.

    Symmetry Medical Inc. is a leading independent provider of implants and related instruments and cases to the orthopaedic device industry. The Company also designs, develops and produces these products for companies in other segments of the medical device market, including arthroscopy, dental, laparoscopy, osteobiologic and endoscopy sectors and provides limited specialized products and services to non-healthcare markets, such as the aerospace market.

    Contact: Investors: Symmetry Medical Inc. The Ruth Group Fred L. Hite Nick Laudico/R.J. Pellegrino Senior Vice President (646) 536-7030 / 7009 Chief Financial Officer (574) 371-2218 Media: The Ruth Group Jason Rando (646) 536-7025

    Symmetry Medical Inc.

    CONTACT: Fred L. Hite, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,
    Symmetry Medical Inc., +1-574-371-2218; Investors: Nick Laudico,
    +1-646-536-7030,, or R.J. Pellegrino,
    +1-646-536-7009,, both of The Ruth Group; Media:
    Jason Rando, The Ruth Group, +1-646-536-7025,

    Web Site:

    BNY Mellon's Pershing Unit to Host INSITE(TM) 2010 Financial Solutions Conference

    JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, will highlight new developments in global investing and technology and key trends shaping the broker-dealer and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) marketplace at its annual financial solutions conference. INSITE(TM) 2010 will be held in Hollywood, Florida from June 9-11 and will feature innovative capabilities designed to help investment professionals, RIAs and dually-registered advisors prepare for the growing financial needs of their clients.

    INSITE(TM) 2010 will feature dynamic presentations from respected industry leaders and renowned speakers including:

    -- The Honorable Henry Paulson Jr., the former U.S. Secretary of Treasury, who will participate in a keynote question and answer session focusing on the historic decisions and events surrounding the Treasury's response to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression; -- Dr. Moshe Milevsky, finance professor, Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, who will offer insight on how to make the most important financial decisions of your life; -- Daniel Pink, best-selling author and expert on innovation, competition and the changing world of work, who will reveal why the traditional approach to high performance backfires on most organizations, and he will demonstrate how many common organization incentives often go wrong and can reduce both creativity and satisfaction on the job; -- David Gergen, senior political analyst, CNN, who will focus on the major issues facing the Obama administration as the country heads toward the 2010 midterm elections; -- Dr. Jeremy Siegel, the Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, who will discuss the future of the capital markets and the economy; and -- Ed Viesturs, the foremost high-altitude mountaineer in the United States, who will share inspirational insights from his 27 years of climbing in a lecture on teamwork, goal setting and perseverance.

    Conference attendees will be able to participate in a broad array of seminars and track-specific breakout sessions designed to expand their knowledge of the industry and develop strategies to grow their businesses. Discussions will include:

    -- Executing Your Global Trading Strategy -- Protecting Your RIA Firm: Policies, Procedures and Client Communications -- Building a Successful Advisor-Directed Managed Account Program -- Find A New Niche: Becoming a Retirement Specialist -- Investing in Hedge Funds for High-Net-Worth Investors -- The Future of Pershing's Technology -- And More...

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear comprehensive updates directly from Pershing's senior management team covering the areas of Pershing's business that may affect their own business such as, broker-dealer solutions, global solutions, managed account solutions, RIA solutions, retirement planning solutions and technology solutions. As an added benefit, conference participants will be able to earn Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® Board), CFA Institute and Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) continuing education credits.

    Caroline O'Connell, managing director of marketing, corporate communications and planning and product management at Pershing LLC, said, "Our annual INSITE conference is an outstanding opportunity for investment professionals and RIAs to learn about critical issues impacting their businesses, and the latest trends and developments shaping the global capital markets and brokerage and advisory industry. We are confident this year's agenda will continue to carry on the tradition of providing our customers with important insights on how to grow and manage their businesses and enhance their client relationships."

    INSITE 2010 is expected to attract over 1,000 attendees, including investment professionals, independent registered investment advisors, dually-registered advisors and senior-level product and marketing executives. It will be held at The Westin Diplomat. For additional information and to register online, please visit

    Pershing LLC (member FINRA/NYSE/SIPC) is a leading global provider of financial business solutions to more than 1,150 institutional and retail financial organizations and independent registered investment advisors who collectively represent approximately five million active investors. Located in 20 offices worldwide, Pershing and its affiliates are committed to delivering dependable operational support, robust trading services, flexible technology, an expansive array of investment solutions, practice management support and service excellence. Pershing is a member of every major U.S. securities exchange and its international affiliates are members of the Deutsche Borse, the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. Pershing LLC is a BNY Mellon company. Additional information is available at

    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 $22.4 trillion in assets under custody and administration, $1.1 trillion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.5 trillion per day. Additional information is available at

    Pershing LLC; BNY Mellon

    CONTACT: Barbara Gallo, +1-201-413-2930,

    Web Site:

    Web's Top Innovators, Influencers Named to Internet Evolution 100Ten people in 10 categories illustrate the breadth and complexity of consumer and enterprise user Web 2.0 experience

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning B2B social networking site Internet Evolution has published its first list of the 100 most innovative, influential people who determine the ways we use and experience everything in the Web 2.0 world.

    Working with nominations from readers and message board moderators, Internet Evolution then whittled the list down to 10 people in each of 10 categories: social networking; enterprise and cloud computing; news/media; greentech; wireless and gadgets; e-commerce; search; security; digital entertainment... and most over-rated.

    The full report can be accessed here:

    "Our categories really cover the breadth of the Web 2.0 experience for business users and consumers," says Terry Sweeney, Editor in Chief of Internet Evolution. "There are some familiar names - Mark Zuckerberg, Rupert Murdoch, and Craig Newmark - but also some less familiar ones like Randi Levin, CTO for the City of Los Angeles, or Guido Bartels of IBM, who's also the chairman of the GridWise Alliance."

    Contact Amy Averbook UBM TechWeb's Internet Evolution (212) 600-3373 About Internet Evolution

    Internet Evolution ( hosts more than 200 world-famous Internet experts - such as Kevin Mitnick, once the most-wanted computer hacker in the world; Dr. Lawrence Roberts, inventor of packet switching, and one of the world's foremost authorities on telecom network architectures; Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google - all of whom are addressing today's critical socio-economic issues within its ThinkerNet blogosphere. In December 2009, March 2009, Internet Evolution's ThinkerNet won Min's Best-of-Web award for best blog, beating out Time, Newsweek, and Martha Stewart Living; in March 2009, Min's awarded Internet Evolution Internet Digital Team of the Year, Best Community/Social Networking Site, and Best B2B Magazine-Branded Video.

    About UBM TechWeb

    UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software and Game developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading and Gamasutra; research, training and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

    About United Business Media Limited

    UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

    Internet Evolution

    CONTACT: Amy Averbook, UBM TechWeb's Internet Evolution,

    Web Site:

    FEMSA Grows Operating Income 9.8% in 1Q10

    MONTERREY, Mexico, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. ("FEMSA") announced today its operational and financial results for the first quarter.

    First Quarter 2010 Highlights: -- Consolidated total revenues and income from operations grew 6.2% and 9.8%, respectively, compared to the first quarter 2009, in spite of a challenging economic environment. -- Coca-Cola FEMSA total revenues and income from operations increased 4.7% and 6.4%, respectively. Double-digit income from operations growth in Latincentro and Mercosur divisions drove these results. -- FEMSA Cerveza income from operations increased 12.7%. Top-line growth mainly due to higher price per hectoliter in Mexico and strong volume growth in Brazil, combined with lower cost pressures, resulted in an operating margin expansion of 70 basis points. -- FEMSA Comercio continued its pace of strong growth and margin expansion. Income from operations increased 28.7%, resulting in an operating margin expansion of 50 basis points.

    Jose Antonio Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of FEMSA, commented: "The first quarter of 2010 demonstrated once again the strength of our diversified platform. While beverage consumers in Mexico were pressured by prevailing macroeconomic challenges, compounded by incremental taxes and affected by cold weather, we saw very solid numbers come out of our South American operations. While comparable sales growth was negative in FEMSA Comercio's northern border Mexican markets, we saw healthy trends in the center and south. And so, today we are able to report a solid set of numbers, with meaningful growth in operating income as well as margin expansion at every one of our businesses.

    "In addition to that, today we are well on our way to closing the strategic Heineken transaction. Heineken shareholders have already voted in favor of the operation, most relevant regulators have signaled the green light as well, and later today we expect the shareholders of FEMSA to approve the transaction. And so, we are almost at the starting point of a new stage for our company, one that fills us with optimism and enthusiasm. We stand ready and energized to continue driving FEMSA along a path of long-term growth and value creation. And we hope you come along for the ride."

    To obtain the full text of this earnings release, please visit our Investor Relations website at under the Financial Reports section.

    This report may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning our future performance that should be considered as good faith estimates made by us. These forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations and are based upon currently available data. Actual results are subject to future events and uncertainties, which could materially impact our actual performance.

    FEMSA is the leading beverage company in Latin America. It controls an integrated beverage platform that comprises Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the region; FEMSA Cerveza, one of the leading brewers in Mexico, with presence in Brazil, and an important beer exporter to the United States and other countries; and Oxxo, the largest and fastest growing convenience store chain in Mexico with over 7,400 stores.

    Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: +52-818-328-6167,,
    Media Contact: +52-818-328-6046,

    Web Site:

    Cohen Independent Research Report on AmeriLithium Sets $7.80 5-Year Best Price, with $3.63 Current Price Target

    LAKE TAHOE, NV, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AmeriLithium (OTC Bulletin Board: AMEL; "AmeriLithium" or "the Company") is pleased to announce receiving a 5-year best price target of $7.80 in an April 21, 2010 research coverage report that concluded AmeriLithium was "a unique opportunity to capitalize on the emerging lithium market."

    The report, which was prepared by Cohen Independent Research (CIR), included an official Cohen Target Price of $3.63 per share, which is significantly higher (175.3%) than the $1.32 share price at the time the report was authored (information on the report's calculations is included below).

    "We expect robust revenue growth on the back of favorable industry outlook," the CIR report stated, "coupled with AMEL's excellent property locations and management's significant industry experience." The CIR report also pointed out that, "[the] Company has also acquired necessary capital to sustain exploration activities in the coming year which highlights the management's capabilities to take the Company forward," and that AmeriLithium's "business model is scalable and will create revenues from various industry verticals distributing the risk."

    Commenting specifically on the capability of AmeriLithium's management team, the report stated: "AMEL's management is both experienced and well-connected to take the Company to the next level of development. The management's contacts within the mining and banking communities of the country and cordial relations with some of the world's greatest and most experienced geologists and mining experts and engineers have enabled the Company to secure the mineral rights in two of North America's strategically placed lithium reserves and also the rich Australian reserve."

    By way of a final conclusion, the report stated: "We believe AMEL is on a fast paced growth trajectory as the demand for lithium leads to both higher volume and prices for the metal. We believe AmeriLithium is a lucrative opportunity for risk adverse investors to access the large opportunity in the industry."

    Matthew Worrall, CEO of AmeriLithium, commented on the report by saying, "It's always nice to receive such positive validation from a third party. When it comes to 'blowing our own horn,' the AmeriLithium team can only do so much; we basically put the information out there for potential shareholders to consider and evaluate. Except now they can also benefit from seeing how CIR considered and evaluated all the information on our emerging company. And with a target price of $3.63, it will be very interesting to see what happens in the days to come."

    The full CIR report can be downloaded here: REPORT CALCULATIONS

    The CIR report's calculations made use of forecasts for Sales, Margins and Earnings as well as Revenue generation from 2010 to 2014. Based on the forecasts, the report concluded that "operating margins are expected to be healthy." The report's revenue forecasts for AmeriLithium included:

    -- 2011 - Production: 1,200 tons Lithium; Total Revenue: $7.92 million -- 2012 - Production: 3,400 tons Lithium; Total Revenue: $25.84 million -- 2013 - Production: 8,600 tons Lithium; Total Revenue: $74.82 million -- 2014 - Production: 19,200 tons Lithium; Total Revenue: $174.72 million

    In addition to using these forecasts, the CIR report calculated its Cohen Price Target share price as outlined below:

    "The Cohen Price Target is calculated using market-based multiple valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and by applying the Cohen Price Performance Index approach. The multiple based valuation approach uses the expected 2010 Price-to-Earnings and Price-to-Capital Employed ratio. We also include the Cohen Price Performance Index, which is representative of the past coverage performance of all stocks evaluated by us. The last component in calculating the Cohen Price Target is the value derived using the long-term Cohen Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) valuation approach. Based on an average of these methods, AMEL common stock is valued at $3.63 per share significantly higher than the current price of $1.32 per share."


    More information on the CIR Coverage Research Report on AmeriLithium, and additional information regarding the Company, can be found at AmeriLithium's corporate website along with the facility to sign up for regular news updates.

    ABOUT LITHIUM: Lithium is a lightweight metal used in a wide range of consumer products the world over: the medical industry uses lithium as an anti-depressant; industrial uses include glass, ceramic and porcelain enamel manufacture; the aviation industry uses lithium in alloys. Of particular interest is the use of lithium for battery production, which has expanded significantly in recent years due to rechargeable lithium batteries being used increasingly in electrical tools and in the rapidly expanding portable electronics market. Furthermore, the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles are being designed to use high-capacity lithium-ion batteries as environmentally-friendly fuel alternatives while the Obama administration has introduced $5 billion in funding and incentives for the development of a secure, domestic battery industry with special focus on lithium-ion batteries.

    ABOUT AMERILITHIUM: AmeriLithium is a publicly traded (NASD OTC BB: AMEL), mining company committed to progressively developing into one of the leading American players in the global lithium industry. The Company is headquartered in Lake Tahoe, NV. AmeriLithium has amassed a lithium portfolio consisting of ~710,000 acres, including a Nevada-based project adjacent to the only lithium producing plant in the US, a large project in Alberta, Canada, and a project in Western Australia.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AmeriLithium Corp. Matthew Worrall, Chief Executive Officer Contact: AmeriLithium Corp. 297 Kingsbury Grade Lake Tahoe Douglas County NV 89449-4470 Phone: (775) 996-2210 Fax: (775) 996-2212 Email: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Toll Free: 1-888-982-6374 Email:

    Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. AmeriLithium Corp. bases these forward-looking statements on current expectations and projections about future events, based on information currently available. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release may also include statements relating to AmeriLithium Corp.'s anticipated financial performance, business prospects, new developments, strategies and similar matters. AmeriLithium Corp. disclaims any obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

    The CIR report was written independently by Cohen Independent Research. CIR has not owned or traded shares of the Company. The Company has paid $15,000 to CIR for the report referenced herein.

    AmeriLithium Corp.

    CONTACT: AmeriLithium Corp., +1-775-996-2210, Fax, +1-775-996-2212,, or Investor Relations, 1-888-982-6374,

    Web Site:

    Athletic Republic and Panasonic Form Strategic Alliance

    PARK CITY, Utah and SECAUCUS, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletic Republic, the nation's leading franchisor of science-based performance sports training centers, and Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, have agreed to a strategic alliance. Under the terms of the alliance, Panasonic is "The Official Technology Partner" of Athletic Republic.

    "The strategic alliance with Panasonic will certainly be very beneficial for both parties and we value Panasonic's expertise and flexibility in integrating and creating innovative technology systems for enterprises like us," said Athletic Republic CEO Charlie Graves. "We have lofty goals to expand our businesses in the future, and to continue our industry-leading practices: our facilities will feature advanced technology needed in sports training."

    Each of the 160 existing Athletic Republic training centers will be eligible to purchase the sports technology package Athletic Republic has developed with Panasonic. In addition, all new Athletic Republic facilities will include the use of Panasonic plasma screens, HD cameras, computers and point of sale systems as part of the athlete training experience.

    Panasonic will have their advanced technology products on display to more than 80,000- athletes that will use Athletic Republic facilities this year. While staying true to its approach to uniting sports with science, Athletic Republic has a history of applying the newest technology to improve an athlete's development. This alliance is another example of the competitive advantage Athletic Republic offers.

    "The formation of the Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company allows our company to address specific vertical markets in meaningful ways," said James Doyle, President of the newly formed Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. "The alliance with Athletic Republic shows how a company best-known as an electronics company can align successfully with innovative, entrepreneurial companies, and create real value for customers. Through this alliance, we have the opportunity to position Panasonic products in front of some of the most technologically-savvy consumers in the U.S."

    Panasonic has been an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for more than 20 years. Our alliance with Athletic Republic puts the same world-class Panasonic technology that has fueled Olympians for decades into the hands of today's developing athletes.

    About Athletic Republic

    More than 20 years in the making, Athletic Republic is the industry leader in the application of sport-science to athletic training, offering programs appropriate for athletes of all ages. Over 80,000 athletes visited one of its 160 training centers in 2009 to take advantage of its individualized sport-specific training programs designed to enhance an athlete's speed, power and agility to gain more than just a step up on their competition. For more information, please visit

    About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company

    Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a Unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers customized integrated systems that provide intelligent, turnkey electronic communications solutions for a wide variety of industries. With thousands of products in the company's core portfolio and the flexibility to draw on products from its global network of technology partners, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company designs solutions to fulfill the most demanding and complex system challenges every day. Panasonic Corporation of North America is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. For more information about Panasonic and its business solutions please visit: Additional company information for journalists is available at

    Athletic Republic

    CONTACT: Nick Ammazzalorso of Leader Enterprises, +1-310-318-4566, for Athletic Republic

    Web Site:

    ChromaDex Launches pTeroPure Pterostilbene- Pterostilbene Shows Promise as a More Potent, Next Generation Resveratrol for Improving Cardiovascular Health, Glucose Levels, Anti-Ageing and Cognitive Function -

    IRVINE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CDXC) , a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, announced today the launch of pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene(tero-STILL-bean). This exciting new product introduction is based on the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to all patent rights of pterostilbene from the University of Mississippi and the Agricultural Research Service, which is the principle intramural scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The term of the license is up to and including the expiration of various pterostilbene patents held by the licensors.

    As a result of the licensing agreement, ChromaDex plans to immediately pursue clinical studies and commercialization of its new product, pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene (

    Commenting on the announcement, ChromaDex CEO, Frank Jaksch, stated, "pTeroPure Pterostilbene has the potential to be one of the most significant, new ingredients the dietary supplement industry has seen in a long time. Most people may not yet know of pterostilbene, but we, and others, believe this naturally occurring compound's improved activity and potency may soon make it as well known as its highly-successful, well known relative, resveratrol."

    Pterostilbene is chemically related to resveratrol, a compound that can be found in grapes, blueberries, and other small fruits, as well as the bark of some trees. Resveratrol is thought to be at least partly responsible for the health benefits attributed to drinking red wine, which include cardiovascular health and cancer prevention. In laboratory tests, pterostilbene it has shown promise for improving cardiovascular health, glucose levels, anti-ageing and cognitive function; and, possessing cancer-fighting properties. Various scientific publications have shown that pterostilbene has significantly higher activity compared to resveratrol.

    Research chemist Agnes Rimando first encountered pterostilbene when she was a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Rimando works with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, housed in the University of Mississippi National Center for Natural Products Research. When studies in the 1990s suggested that resveratrol provided substantial health benefits, Rimando began experimenting with pterostilbene in hopes of finding similar activity.

    In 2003, Rimando asked Dennis Feller, former UM professor and chair of pharmacology, and Wallace Yokoyama at USDA Western Regional Research Center in Albany, Calif., to collaborate on studies of the compound, targeting a particular protein in cells that is involved in fatty acid metabolism and transport. Results of their work were presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in 2004 and attracted widespread attention, including coverage on national and international TV and radio stations, and mentions in Time, Parade and other consumer magazines.

    Rimando and colleagues at other institutions have continued to study the compound. Preliminary results of a new study of its effectiveness for protecting cognitive function against age-related diseases, completed by Rimando and scientists at Case Western Reserve University, were presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, on March 21-25 in San Francisco.

    The development of pterostilbene as a potential dietary supplement demonstrates the value of collaborations between the School of Pharmacy, NCNPR and USDA, said Barbara G. Wells, dean of the UM pharmacy school.

    "These types of projects allow us to share expertise and help solve problems related to the health and well-being of people everywhere," Wells said. "We actively seek partnerships with other academic institutions and state and federal agencies, and we are pleased that this particular partnership has yielded such encouraging results."

    The licensing agreement with ChromaDex is a prime example of how academic research can promote economic development, said Walt Chambliss, UM director of technology management.

    "ChromaDex is just the kind of company we want to work with," Dr. Walter Chambliss, Director Technology Management, University of Mississippi, said. "They know the value of our research, and that's the key ingredient in a partnership like this.

    "UM and USDA researchers working at Ole Miss share a common desire to translate research into commercial products. We couldn't be happier about our agreement with ChromaDex. It's just further testament to the ability of our researchers to do work that attracts commercial interest."

    References to publications and white papers on the potential benefits of pterostilbene can be found at:

    About ChromaDex

    ChromaDex ( is a leader in the development of Phytochemical and Botanical Reference Standards and the creation of associated intellectual property. ChromaDex is committed to sustainable "Green chemistry" and provides the dietary supplement, food, beverage, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries with the novel ingredients, analytical tools and services to meet product regulatory, quality, efficacy and safety standards. Among other things, the Company is currently focusing on clinical studies and the commercialization of its new product, pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene ( as a result of its exclusive worldwide patent rights for pterostilbene. Corporate address: 10005 Muirlands Blvd; Suite G; Irvine, CA 92618

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: the ability to market, produce and sell the referenced ingredients; risks relating to product and customer demand, market acceptance of our products; the effect of economic conditions both nationally and internationally; the ability to protect our intellectual property rights; the impact of any litigation or infringement actions brought against us; competition from other providers and products; risks in product development; our ability to raise capital to fund continuing operations; the ability to complete transactions; and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement for events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made except as required by law.

    ChromaDex Corp.

    CONTACT: Investors, John M. Liviakis, President of Liviakis Financial
    Communications, Inc., +1-415-389-4670,; or Media, Megan
    Lavine of Porter Novelli Life Sciences, +1-619-849-5388,, both for ChromaDex Corp.

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    GoldSpring Announces New Chief Executive Officer and Strategic Plan

    VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GoldSpring, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GSPG) announced today that Corrado De Gasperis has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. De Gasperis will also serve as its principal financial officer.

    "Corrado is a proven senior executive and one of the most focused managers I have encountered in any industry," stated William J. Nance, Chairman of the Board. "He has demonstrated operational and project management skills and the strategic focus to position GoldSpring as a significant producer in the U.S. mining industry over the next three years. He is also a thoughtful leader that the Board believes will accelerate the delivery of known value while positioning us to realize the greater potential from our Comstock properties."

    "The Board thanks Robert Reseigh for stepping in as Interim CEO, and Robert Faber for his service as President and the contributions each has made to GoldSpring's success over the last 5 years. Bob, Rob and I look forward to working directly with Corrado to ensure a smooth transition for the Company and its employees and a successful implementation of our business plan," stated Mr. Nance.

    Mr. De Gasperis brings more than 20 years of manufacturing, metals and mining operational and financial management, construction project management, and capital markets experience to the Company. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Barzel Industries Inc. Barzel operated a network of 15 manufacturing, processing and distribution facilities in the United States and Canada that offered a wide range of metal solutions to a variety of industries, from construction and industrial manufacturing to transportation, infrastructure development and mining. Mr. De Gasperis resigned from Barzel in September 2009, after it reached agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to a Canadian-based steel company in a planned transaction that was consummated in a sale pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code following a multiple party bidding process with suitors focused on both in-court and out-of-court transactions. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of GrafTech International Ltd., a global manufacturer of industrial graphite and carbon-based materials, in addition to his duties as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, which he assumed in 2000. He served as Controller of GrafTech from 1998 to 2000. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. De Gasperis was a certified public accountant with KPMG LLP, an international provider of accounting, tax and other advisory services. As a Senior Assurance Manager in the Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution Practice, he served clients such as General Electric Company and Union Carbide Corporation. KPMG announced his admittance, as a Partner, effective July 1, 1998. He holds a BBA from the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University, with honors.

    Mr. De Gasperis has served as a director of GBS Gold International Inc., where he was Chairman of the Audit, and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominations and Advisory Committees. Mr. De Gasperis is also a Member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

    "Corrado has already worked with our team and facilitated, along with the Board, development of a strategic plan designed to deliver shareholder value by commencing commercial mining and processing operations by late 2010 and early 2011, respectively, with annual production rates increasing to 20,000 gold equivalent ounces and by validating qualified resources and reserves of 3,250,000 gold equivalent ounces by 2013," stated Mr. Nance. "The new plan is intended to recapitalize the Company and position it to realize the greater potential from our Comstock properties."

    The recapitalization and balance sheet restructuring phase of the plan is currently expected to include:

    -- a 200:1 reverse stock split, thereby reducing the common shares outstanding to approximately 18.3 million and eliminating the Company's current default under its convertible indebtedness due to lack of sufficient authorized and unissued common shares; -- a debt-for-equity exchange with the holders of its convertible indebtedness, thereby eliminating the majority of the Company's current indebtedness; -- the issuance of new senior secured convertible indebtedness with less onerous terms than the existing convertible indebtedness in exchange for the rights to two integral parcels of land for exploration and to facilitate operations on the Company's existing parcels; -- a restructuring of the Company's bridge loans, possibly including the issuance of senior equity rights in exchange for additional extensions of credit; and -- the raising of new equity capital.

    The Company anticipates completing these recapitalization and balance sheet restructuring transactions by about mid-year 2010.

    About GoldSpring, Inc.

    GoldSpring, Inc. is a North American precious metals mining company, with extensive land holdings in the Comstock Gold-Silver District of Nevada. The Company has defined an initial gold and silver deposit at the Hartford / Lucerne complex and has secured several of the key mining permits required to develop the project. The Company is currently engaged in an exploration program to define the extent of the Hartford / Lucerne complex, assess other key exploration targets on its large land holdings and push the project toward production. The Company believes that the high-grade nature of the bulk tonnage of the Hartford / Lucerne deposit demonstrated to date and its favorable configuration has positioned the Company to become a new gold-silver producer in the future.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for forward-looking statements. This press release and any related calls or discussions may contain "forward-looking" statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements about matters such as: future prices and sales of and demand for our products; future industry market conditions; future changes in our production capacity and operations; future production, operating and overhead costs; recapitalization and balance sheet restructuring activities (including stock split, debt-for-equity exchange, land-for-debt exchange, capital raising and other activities); operational and management restructuring activities (including implementation of methodologies and changes in the board of directors); future employment and contributions of personnel; tax and interest rates; capital expenditures and their impact on us; nature and timing of restructuring charges and the impact thereof; productivity, business process, rationalization, restructuring, investment, acquisition, consulting, operational, tax, financial and capital projects and initiatives; contingencies; environmental compliance and changes in the regulatory environment; offerings, sales and other actions regarding debt or equity securities; and future working capital, costs, revenues, business opportunities, debt levels, cash flows, margins, earnings and growth. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "plan," "should," "intend," "may," "will," "would," "potential" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of doing so.

    These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical and current trends, current conditions, possible future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees, representations or warranties and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Some of those risks and uncertainties include the risk factors set forth in our SEC filings and the following: the current global economic downturn and capital market weakness; the speculative nature of gold or mineral exploration, including risks of diminishing quantities or grades of qualified resources and reserves; operational or technical difficulties in connection with exploration or mining activities; contests over our title to properties; our substantial indebtedness and the impact such indebtedness may have on us; the possibility that the recession, our operating performance and operating prospects, and capital market conditions will limit our ability to timely meet our debt service obligations, comply with debt covenants, obtain necessary financing or refinancing or restructure indebtedness or our debt service obligations on acceptable terms or at all; potential inability to continue to comply with government regulations; adoption of or changes in legislation or regulations adversely affecting our businesses; business opportunities that may be presented to or pursued by us; changes in the United States or other monetary or fiscal policies or regulations in response to the recent capital markets and economic crises; interruptions in our production capabilities due to unexpected equipment failures; fluctuation of prices for of gold or certain other commodities (such as silver, copper, diesel fuel, and electricity); changes in generally accepted accounting principles; geopolitical events; potential inability to implement our business strategies; potential inability to grow revenues organically; potential inability to attract and retain key personnel; interruptions in delivery of critical supplies and equipment raw materials due to credit or other limitations imposed by vendors; assertion of claims, lawsuits and proceedings against us; potential inability to maintain an effective system of internal controls over financial reporting; potential inability or failure to timely file periodic reports with the SEC; potential inability to list our securities on any securities exchange or market; and work stoppages or other labor difficulties. Occurrence of such events or circumstances could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows or the market price of our securities. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements by or attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

    Neither this press release nor any related calls or discussions constitutes an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

    Contact: -------- GoldSpring, Inc. P.O. Box 1118 Virginia City, NV 89440 Phone: (775) 847-5272 Fax: (775) 847-4762 Robert T. Faber

    GoldSpring, Inc.

    CONTACT: Robert T. Faber of GoldSpring, Inc., Phone: +1-775-847-5272,
    Fax: +1-775-847-4762,

    Web Site:

    Tuffnell Ltd. Announces Fully Subscribed Financing for Advanced Gold Project in Arizona

    LONDON, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tuffnell Ltd. (Tuffnell or "the Company") (BULLETIN BOARD: TUFF) is pleased to announce it has closed a fully subscribed $500,000.00 USD private placement.

    The Company entered into an Option Agreement with MinQuest Inc. ("MinQuest"), whereby MinQuest granted the Company the sole and exclusive right and option to acquire an undivided 100% right, title and interest in and to the Little Butte project subject only to a royalty, being located in LaPaz County, Arizona.

    The Company is currently reviewing technical data to establish the first phase of its exploration program, in order to test the mineralized system.

    "We're in the process of fast-tracking our first phase of exploration and expect to be issuing further news on this in the near future," said George Dory, President of the Company.

    Tuffnell has also launched its new corporate web site at The Company will be updating its web site regularly to keep investors aware of all corporate developments. The Company has also established a toll-free number for investor inquiries.

    This financing raised aggregate proceeds of U.S.$500,000.00 and was comprised of a unit ('Unit') sale by Tuffnell of 500,000 Units priced at U.S.$1.00 per Unit for one share of common stock in the capital of Tuffnell (each, a "Share"); and one common share purchase warrant (each a "Warrant") subject to adjustment. Each whole Warrant is non-transferable and entitles the holder to purchase one common share of Tuffnell (each, a "Warrant Share"), as presently constituted, for a period of twenty four months beginning April 26, 2010 at a price per Warrant Share of U.S.$1.50. These Units are being issued pursuant to Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Regulation S") and Tuffnell did not engage in any general solicitation or advertising regarding this Unit offering.

    About the Company

    Tuffnell is a US-based resource exploration company exploring for gold in proven mining districts in the State of Arizona. It is focused on discovering and developing low-cost gold assets in order to provide maximum returns for its shareholders.

    Disclaimer: This announcement may contain forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, limited operating history, limited access to operating capital, factors detailed in the accuracy of geological and geophysical results including drilling and assay reports; the ability to close the acquisition of mineral exploration properties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. More information is included in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and may be accessed through the SEC's website at

    CONTACT: Investor Relations 1-800-459-0794

    Tuffnell Ltd.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, 1-800-459-0794

    Web Site:

    LongHorn Steakhouse Brings the Spirit of the West to ThomasvilleNew Restaurant to Bring Western-Style Food and Hospitality to Southern Georgia

    ORLANDO, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- LongHorn Steakhouse today announced the opening of its first location in Thomasville, Ga. The restaurant, best known for its atmosphere and flavor of the American West, is located at 21 Constitution Avenue. As part of its pre-opening training period, the restaurant recently hosted a Friends and Family night which helped raise more than $1,500 for the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia.

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    The 5,545-square foot restaurant will employ up to 75 team members and seat more than 200 guests. Jason St. Germaine, a restaurant industry veteran of 15 years, will serve as managing partner.

    "LongHorn Steakhouse has been looking to bring its tradition of Western hospitality to Thomasville for some time and we are excited about the warm welcome we have received from the community," said Jason. "We look forward to helping our guests relax and unwind in an inviting atmosphere while savoring a great steakhouse meal served with genuine western hospitality. We're also pleased we could help support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia and look forward to making more contributions to the local community for many years to come."

    LongHorn opened its first restaurant in Atlanta 28 years ago and has grown steadily - becoming known for its passion for grilling fresh, never frozen, steaks served in a relaxed, comfortable steakhouse atmosphere. LongHorn is known for more than its signature hand-seasoned Flo's Filet and the bone-in Outlaw Ribeye. LongHorn chefs love to grill fresh fish and chicken in addition to steak. Items such as LongHorn Salmon, a fresh, hand-cut salmon fillet seasoned with a bourbon marinade; fall-off-the-bone tender Baby Back Ribs; and Parmesan Crusted Chicken, two juicy chicken breasts grilled and topped with a parmesan cheese and garlic crust, are just some of the other specialties guests will find on the menu.

    The restaurant opens daily at 11:00 a.m. for lunch. It is open until 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


    More than 25 years after opening its first restaurant in Atlanta, today LongHorn Steakhouse operates more than 300 restaurants in 30 states. LongHorn is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc. , the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company. For more information about LongHorn, please visit


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    PRN Photo Desk, LongHorn Steakhouse

    CONTACT: Melissa Miller, +1-512-634-3652,

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    JS Acquisition and Alden Global Capital Announce Letter of Intent Regarding Going Private Transaction of Emmis Communications

    INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- JS Acquisition, Inc. ("JS Acquisition") and Alden Global Capital ("Alden") today announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent pursuant to which JS Acquisition intends to purchase all shares of Class A common stock of Emmis Communications Corporation ("Emmis"; Nasdaq: EMMS) (excluding shares owned by JS Acquisition, Mr. Jeffrey H. Smulyan and his affiliates) at a price per share of $2.40. The consideration offered for Emmis' Class A common stock represents a 74% premium over the 30-trading day average closing price of the Class A Common Stock and a 118% premium over the 180-trading day average closing price of the Class A Common Stock. Alden Global Capital is a private asset management company with over $3 billion under management.

    The Letter of Intent also contemplates an offer to exchange all of the outstanding shares of preferred stock of Emmis (the "Preferred Stock") for newly-issued 12% senior subordinated notes due 2017 of Emmis (the "Debt") with an aggregate principal amount equal to 60% of the aggregate liquidation preference (excluding accrued and unpaid dividends) of the Preferred Stock. The consideration offered for the Preferred Stock represents a 73% premium over the 30-trading day average closing price of the Preferred Stock and a 133% premium over the 180-trading day average closing price of the Preferred Stock. The exchange offer is expected to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to Section 3(a)(9). In connection with the exchange offer, exchanging holders will be required to consent to (i) eliminate Section 11 of Exhibit A to Emmis' Articles of Incorporation (providing for a Going Private Redemption), (ii) provide for the automatic conversion of the Preferred Stock upon a merger into that amount of consideration that would be paid to holders of shares of the Class A Common Stock into which the Preferred Stock was convertible immediately prior to the merger, and (iii) eliminate the right of the holders of the Preferred Stock to nominate directors to Emmis' board of directors. Alden, which currently holds 42% of the Preferred Stock, has agreed to consent to such amendments and exchange its Preferred Stock for Debt.

    Upon completion of the Transactions, Mr. Smulyan will hold substantially all of a new class of voting common stock of Emmis and Mr. Smulyan and his affiliates will hold all of the outstanding common stock of JS Acquisition. JS Acquisition will own all of a new class of non-voting common stock of Emmis that will represent substantially all of the outstanding equity value of Emmis. Alden has agreed to purchase $80 million principal amount of Series A Convertible Redeemable PIK Preferred Stock of JS Acquisition and will receive nominally-priced warrants in connection therewith.

    The completion of the Transactions is subject to certain conditions including (i) receipt of all required stockholder approval of the Transactions, (ii) the exchange of 66 2/3% of the Preferred Stock, (iii) the completion and effectiveness of the amendments to the terms of the Preferred Stock, (iv) the satisfaction of applicable regulatory requirements, (v) the Emmis board of directors waiving certain provisions of the Indiana Business Corporations Law and agreeing to submit any required merger directly to the Emmis stockholders for approval without the Board's recommendation of the merger, (vi) the execution of definitive documentation, (vii) simultaneous completion of all parts of the Transactions and (vii) other customary conditions.

    Moelis & Company is acting as financial advisor to JS Acquisition and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is acting as legal counsel to JS Acquisition. Alden is represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.


    In connection with any solicitation of the stockholders of Emmis and in connection with the Transactions, a proxy statement, solicitation statement, registration statement and/or other disclosure documents (any of the foregoing, "disclosure documents") may be filed with the SEC, and would be mailed to Emmis stockholders. This press release is not a substitute for any disclosure documents, including without limitation any proxy statement or solicitation statement or registration statement that may be filed with the SEC and sent to Emmis stockholders in connection with any solicitation of Emmis stockholders or any business combination transaction with Emmis. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ ANY SUCH DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN FREE COPIES OF ANY SUCH DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC THROUGH THE WEB SITE MAINTAINED BY THE SEC AT WWW.SEC.GOV.

    Contact: Kate Snedeker; 317.258.3748

    JS Acquisition, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kate Snedeker,, +1-317-258-3748

    Largest and Most Reliable 3G Network Just Got Better in GeorgiaVerizon Wireless Invested More than $42 Million in the Company's Statewide Wireless Network in the First Quarter of 2010

    ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In its ongoing effort to provide the best wireless service, Verizon Wireless announced today that it invested more than $42 million in the first three months of 2010 to enhance its network in Georgia. Verizon Wireless, which employs over 4,000 people in the state, added capacity to its network in over 75 Georgia cities and towns. The company's continued investments ensure that Georgia's customers have not only the coverage needed to stay connected wherever they go in the state but the capacity for their growing data needs.

    Verizon Wireless has invested more than $55 billion nationally since it was formed - $5.5 billion on average every year - to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. Since 2003, the company has invested over $1 billion in Georgia.

    "We strive to never have network capacity issues. Network reliability is the number one reason customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless and the fact that we've won numerous industry awards and third party accolades supports that fact. We are committed to investing our resources to ensure our customers have the best wireless experience," said Jeff Mango, president, Georgia/Alabama Region for Verizon Wireless.

    Faster Coverage

    The Verizon Wireless network was upgraded and enhanced during the early part of 2010 in the metro Atlanta areas of downtown, Vinings and Buckhead and around the following Georgia towns:

    Brunswick Milledgeville Bethlehem Camilla Barnesville Warner Robins Empire Cochran Forsyth Nashville Smyrna Austell Tifton Ochlocknee Sparta Berlin Bainbridge Meigs Newnan Commerce Hogansville Franklin Lagrange Brinson Stockbridge Donalsonville Hiram Acworth Sharpsburg Cisco Madras College Park Enigma Brooklyn Woodstock Cairo Whigham Homerville Pine Mountain Columbus Dunwoody Carrollton Tallapoosa Kennesaw Hapeville Athens Douglasville Dallas Marietta Plains Aragon Lincolnton Lake Oconee Monticello Greensboro Sharon Rome Taliaferro Siloam Dawsonville Evans Covington Ellenwood Social Circle Farmington Cumming Decatur Eatonton Meigs Oxford Cleveland Rockmart Abbeville Reidville Valdosta New Cell Towers and Continued Integration

    In the first three months of this year, the company completed the integration of the Verizon Wireless and legacy Alltel networks in the Augusta area. With this work complete, Verizon Wireless and former Alltel customers now have greater capacity and an expanded area of coverage. The integrated network, which increased by more than 30 cell sites for both Verizon Wireless and Alltel legacy networks, delivers 100% 3G wireless broadband coverage to 99% of the greater Augusta area's population.

    In addition, a new cell tower was added to expand coverage for the residential, retail and recreational areas of Jekyll Island, including the Convention Center, the Jekyll Island Resort Hotel and golf course. New cell towers were also added in the cities of Acworth, Woodstock and Buford and south of Tifton along I-75 to enhance and expand coverage.

    "A superior and reliable wireless network is no longer measured by new cell towers alone . . . if a company is focused on putting up hundreds of new towers, they are years behind Verizon Wireless," said Mango. "While we will continue to expand and add coverage to ensure our customers can stay connected, our investment is also focused on adding power and capacity to our existing statewide 3G network. Customers know that the most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on and we work everyday to make sure they can connect wherever and whenever they need, no matter what device they are using."

    Trusted Wireless Connectivity

    Currently, 99 percent of the state's population is covered by Verizon Wireless' 3G network, providing customers with the ability to browse the Web faster for quick page-loading times, quick downloads for music and 3D games, streaming video, e-mails with attachments, video conferencing with contacts, rapidly sharing files and quick access to VZ Navigator - a location-based service offering maps, audible driving directions, traffic updates, gas station locations and pricing.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 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

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Caran Smith, +1-678-339-4891,

    Web Site:

    Google Nexus One Launches on Vodafone UK Today

    NEWBURY, England, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- From today, Vodafone UK customers can order the Nexus One (, the new superphone from Google(TM), at

    - Nexus One(TM) available to Vodafone customers in the UK on April 30 - Pre-order from today on the UK's best network - Great value - free on GBP35 price plan - Available through Vodafone retail, online and telesales

    Vodafone is the first European mobile operator to offer Nexus One. Customers who pre-order online will be the first to get a Nexus One for free on a GBP35 monthly price plan (24 month), on April 30. The Nexus One will also be available via Vodafone stores and telesales, with Vodafone providing direct support to customers with the superphone when they need it.

    Nexus One will be available on a range of great value Vodafone price plans, on both 18 and 24 month contracts. Price plans start from GBP25 a month on a 24 month contract.

    Vodafone UK customers with the Nexus One can use up to 1GB of mobile data as part of their price plan as well as take advantage of unlimited access to Wi-Fi in the home and free, publicly available services throughout the country. Customers using Wi-Fi can also use an additional 1GB of data at premium BT Openzone hotspots throughout the UK.

    Nexus One features the latest in Google innovation including Google Maps(TM) Navigation (Beta), which offers satnav-style turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output and Street View. Also included are other favourites like Google Mail, YouTube and access to Android Market(TM) with more than 40,000 applications.

    Google Maps Navigation is an Internet-connected GPS navigation system that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps for Android(TM). Key features include Google Search and Search by voice to find your destination, the most recent maps, businesses and live traffic from Google Maps, and street and satellite views.

    Vodafone UK customers now have a wide choice of Android phones, truly establishing Vodafone as the home of the Smartphone.

    Nexus One Hardware Features

    - Display: 3.7" AMOLED 480x800 WVGA display - Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g - Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz - Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging - Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM - Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB) - Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc. - Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control - Battery: Removable 1400 mAh - Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone - Trackball: Tri-colour notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive

    Nexus One, Google, Google Maps, Android Market and Android are trademarks of Google, Inc.

    Vodafone UK

    For further information please contact: Dan Bowsher, Vodafone UK Media Relations, +44(0)1635-666777

    FEMSA Grows Operating Income 9.8% in 1Q10

    MONTERREY, Mexico, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. ("FEMSA") (NYSE: FMX) announced today its operational and financial results for the first quarter.

    First Quarter 2010 Highlights:

    - Consolidated total revenues and income from operations grew 6.2% and 9.8%, respectively, compared to the first quarter 2009, in spite of a challenging economic environment. - Coca-Cola FEMSA total revenues and income from operations increased 4.7% and 6.4%, respectively. Double-digit income from operations growth in Latincentro and Mercosur divisions drove these results. - FEMSA Cerveza income from operations increased 12.7%. Top-line growth mainly due to higher price per hectoliter in Mexico and strong volume growth in Brazil, combined with lower cost pressures, resulted in an operating margin expansion of 70 basis points. - FEMSA Comercio continued its pace of strong growth and margin expansion. Income from operations increased 28.7%, resulting in an operating margin expansion of 50 basis points.

    Jose Antonio Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of FEMSA, commented: "The first quarter of 2010 demonstrated once again the strength of our diversified platform. While beverage consumers in Mexico were pressured by prevailing macroeconomic challenges, compounded by incremental taxes and affected by cold weather, we saw very solid numbers come out of our South American operations. While comparable sales growth was negative in FEMSA Comercio's northern border Mexican markets, we saw healthy trends in the center and south. And so, today we are able to report a solid set of numbers, with meaningful growth in operating income as well as margin expansion at every one of our businesses.

    "In addition to that, today we are well on our way to closing the strategic Heineken transaction. Heineken shareholders have already voted in favor of the operation, most relevant regulators have signaled the green light as well, and later today we expect the shareholders of FEMSA to approve the transaction. And so, we are almost at the starting point of a new stage for our company, one that fills us with optimism and enthusiasm. We stand ready and energized to continue driving FEMSA along a path of long-term growth and value creation. And we hope you come along for the ride."

    To obtain the full text of this earnings release, please visit our Investor Relations website at under the Financial Reports section.

    This report may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning our future performance that should be considered as good faith estimates made by us. These forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations and are based upon currently available data. Actual results are subject to future events and uncertainties, which could materially impact our actual performance.

    FEMSA is the leading beverage company in Latin America. It controls an integrated beverage platform that comprises Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the region; FEMSA Cerveza, one of the leading brewers in Mexico, with presence in Brazil, and an important beer exporter to the United States and other countries; and Oxxo, the largest and fastest growing convenience store chain in Mexico with over 7,400 stores.

    Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.

    Investor Contact: +52-818-328-6167,, Media Contact: +52-818-328-6046,

    Fannie Mae Redemption

    WASHINGTON, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) will redeem the principal amounts indicated for the following securities issues on the redemption dates indicated below at a redemption price equal to 100 percent of the principal amount redeemed, plus accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption:

    Principal Security Interest Maturity CUSIP Redemption Amount Type Rate Date Date US$50,000,000 MTN 2.100% November 6, 2012 3136FJLS8 May 6, 2010 US$25,000,000 MTN 2.125% May 6, 2013 3136FJMU2 May 6, 2010

    Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to help those who house America.

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of Fannie Mae. Nothing in this press release constitutes advice on the merits of buying or selling a particular investment. Any investment decision as to any purchase of securities referred to herein must be made solely on the basis of information contained in Fannie Mae's applicable Offering Circular, and that no reliance may be placed on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this press release.

    You should not deal in securities unless you understand their nature and the extent of your exposure to risk. You should be satisfied that they are suitable for you in the light of your circumstances and financial position. If you are in any doubt you should consult an appropriately qualified financial advisor.

    Fannie Mae

    Katherine Constantinou of Fannie Mae, +1-202-752-5403

    Synaptics to Speak on Mobile Panel at Interop 2010

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synaptics Inc. , a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced that it will be speaking for the first time at Interop. Andrew Hsu, Synaptics technology strategist and one of the inventors of ClearPad(TM) touchscreen technology, will be among a select group of wireless and mobile technology experts participating on the "Advanced Technologies: What's Next for Wireless and Mobile?" panel at the Interop 2010 conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. The panel will take place from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, April 29 in Room 12 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

    Hsu will present on the rapid evolution of user interface technologies from a capacitive touch market leader's point of view. He is the primary technical contact for Synaptics' worldwide customers in the handheld space. He led the marketing efforts for ClearPad that resulted in the first production phone with a capacitive touchscreen, the LG Prada. More recently, he managed the highly successful Fuse mobile concept project with partners, TheAlloy, The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), Immersion, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

    "In the past decade, the mobile phone has evolved into a computing platform for the masses and an intuitive user interface serves as a portal into the cloud," said Hsu. "We will explore the growing importance of usage models and wireless computing during the panel. Ultimately, an intuitive user interface leads to innovative software and drives segment adoption, which in turn fosters consumer demand for an even more sophisticated channel to access the cloud."

    The panel will be moderated by Tim Scannell, editorial director for, TechTarget. He will lead the discussion on technological advances in a broad range of markets including user interface, handheld, processor technology and storage. The panelists will examine key wireless technologies and their impending impact, as well as educate industry professionals on emerging venues to maximize benefits while lowering business costs. Panelists joining Hsu include Ronny Haraldsvik, vice president of marketing, SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc. and Tom Medrek, senior vice president and general manager, multiservice access, Mindspeed Technologies.

    About Synaptics

    Synaptics is a leading developer of human interface solutions for the mobile computing, communications, and entertainment industries. The company creates interface solutions for a variety of devices including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, digital music players, and mobile phones. The TouchPad(TM), Synaptics' flagship product, is integrated into a majority of today's notebook computers. Consumer electronics and computing manufacturers use Synaptics' solutions to enrich the interaction between humans and intelligent devices through improved usability, functionality, and industrial design. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.

    About Interop

    Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit,

    Synaptics, ClearPad, Fuse, and the Synaptics logo are trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.

    All other marks are the property of their respective owners. For further information, please contact: Tara Yingst Edelman 650-762-2942


    CONTACT: Tara Yingst of Edelman, +1-650-762-2942,, for Synaptics

    Web Site:

    West to Host Analyst and Investor Day

    LIONVILLE, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced today that it will host an Analyst and Investor Day for financial analysts and investors on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT in New York, NY. Members of West's senior management will provide an overview of the company's current markets, operations, and growth opportunities. Presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

    For further information or registration, please e-mail, or call 443-213-0506.

    A live broadcast of the event will be available at the Company's web site,, in the "Investor" section. Please allow extra time prior to the webcast to visit the site and download the streaming media software required to listen to the Internet broadcast. The event will be archived on the Company's web site.

    About West

    West is a global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, including stoppers and seals for vials, and closures and disposable components used in syringe, IV and blood collection systems. The Company also provides products with application to the personal care, food and beverage markets. Headquartered in Lionville, Pennsylvania, West supports its partners and customers from 50 locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit West at

    Contacts: Investors and Financial Media: West Westwicke Partners Michael A. Anderson John Woolford / Stefan Loren Vice President and Treasurer (443) 213-0506 (610) 594-3345

    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael A. Anderson, West, Vice President and Treasurer;
    +1-610-594-3345; or Investors and Financial Media, John Woolford, or Stefan
    Loren, both of Westwicke Partners, +1-443-213-0506

    Web Site:

    J.P. Morgan Funds Launches Highbridge Dynamic Commodities Strategy Fund

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- J.P. Morgan Funds, the mutual fund arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management has launched a new commodities mutual fund, the Highbridge Dynamic Commodities Strategy Fund (HDSAX).

    As part of a diversified portfolio, the Highbridge Dynamic Commodities Strategy Fund seeks to offer individual investors the opportunity to gain exposure to commodities, increase return potential, and reduce risk in today's growing global economy. Managed by a team with 28 years combined experience, the fund differs from other commodity funds in these ways:

    -- Actively-managed strategy invests in securities linked directly to the value of liquid commodities or commodity futures contracts -- presenting the potential to generate alpha and gain broad exposure to various market sectors -- Takes a long-biased approach with the ability to short commodity sectors -- to potentially capture returns from both rising and falling prices -- Emphasis on risk management seeks to manage the high level of volatility inherent in the commodities market and a unique "Drawdown Control" feature attempts to dynamically decrease portfolio exposures during periods of market underperformance

    "The Highbridge Dynamic Commodities Strategy Fund gives individual investors access to the investment capabilities of Highbridge Capital Management LLC in an important asset class, with the transparency and cost structure of a mutual fund vehicle," said George Gatch, President and CEO of J.P. Morgan Funds. "This innovative product provides another option for diversification as they adjust their current portfolio for new market realities."

    "We are excited to offer investors a unique active approach to commodity markets, integrating both our long and short insights, " said Mark Nodelman, co-manager of the Highbridge Dynamic Commodities Strategy Fund. "We seek to construct a portfolio with a high correlation to commodities and aim to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns, combined with a rigorous risk management process, " noted Dr. Sassan Alizadeh, the Fund's Senior Portfolio Manager.

    J.P. Morgan Funds had a very strong year in 2009, ranking 3rd in inflows for all U.S. mutual fund companies, and is the 4th largest mutual fund firm in the U.S., with $445 billion in assets under management (according to Morningstar, as of 12/31/2009). It offers over 100 mutual fund products across the full range of asset classes, as well as separately managed accounts and retirement products.


    The fund's investment in income securities is subject to interest rate risks. Bond prices generally fall when interest rates rise. The fund will have a significant portion of its assets concentrated in commodity-linked securities. Developments affecting commodities will have a disproportionate impact on the fund. The fund's investment in commodity-linked derivative instruments may subject the fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Use of leveraged commodity-linked derivatives creates an opportunity for increased return but, at the same time, creates the possibility for greater loss (including the likelihood of greater volatility of the fund's net asset value), and there can be no assurance that the fund's use of leverage will be successful. Diversification does not guarantee investment returns and does not eliminate the risk of loss.

    Contact JPMorgan Distribution Services at 1-800-338-4345 for a fund prospectus. You can also visit us at Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives and risks as well as charges and expenses of the mutual fund before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the mutual fund. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

    J.P. Morgan Funds are distributed by JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., which is an affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Affiliates of JPMorgan Chase & Co. receive fees for providing various services to the funds. Products and services are offered by JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the marketing name for the asset management businesses of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Those businesses include, but are not limited to, J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., Security Capital Research & Management Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc.

    J.P. Morgan Funds

    CONTACT: Kristen Chambers, +1-212-622-4111,

    Web Site:

    EMC and IBM Extend Interoperability Licensing Agreement for IBM i Storage Interfaces

    HOPKINTON, Mass., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation today announced the extension and expansion of a technology licensing agreement with IBM that provides EMC with certain interfaces for storage interoperability and technical support for the IBM i operating environment. The five year agreement, which extends and expands the initial agreement signed in March 2006, will allow customers to continue to deploy combinations of EMC storage and IBM Power Systems technologies.

    Financial terms are not being disclosed.

    Barbara Robidoux, EMC Vice President, Storage Product Marketing, added, "The extension and expansion of our agreement with IBM will help us continue to deliver the benefits of EMC's information infrastructure solutions to IBM Power Systems customers. Through technology licensing agreements such as this, EMC is furthering its commitment to providing our mutual customers using the IBM i operating environment with industry leading storage systems, software and services."

    Jim Herring, Director IBM Power Systems Hardware Business Line said, "This agreement underscores IBM's commitment to open innovation and is consistent with our drive towards industry interoperability. The ability for IBM i clients to attach IBM and/or EMC storage provides them with broad industry choices to meet their growing workload needs."

    This is the latest in a series of agreements between EMC and IBM. In June 2007, the companies extended their licensing agreement for the zSeries attachment architecture which enables the interoperability of EMC Symmetrix family of storage systems with IBM System z. In addition to the initial IBM i licensing agreement signed in March 2006, EMC and IBM announced a licensing agreement in October 2003 that provided EMC with access to a range of storage interfaces and functionality for other IBM Systems lines and agreed to a mutual exchange of open-standards based interfaces for improved manageability and interoperability. In June 2005, the companies extended their cooperative support agreement, which facilitates mutual response to joint customer issues including, the IBM Power System and all other IBM Systems lines.

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at

    EMC and Symmetrix are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation.

    The following are either trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both: IBM, i5/OS, IBM System i.

    Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Statements concerning EMC's or IBM's future development plans and schedules are made for planning purposes only, and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiv) the impact of any expense reduction initiatives; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

    EMC Corporation

    CONTACT: Rick Lacroix, +1-508-293-7261,

    Web Site:

    Raytheon Awarded Contract for Integrated Standoff Inspection System

    TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded Raytheon Company a $20.5 million contract to research and develop an automated system for the standoff detection and identification of shielded special nuclear material.

    The Integrated Standoff Inspection System, or ISIS, is an active interrogation nuclear radiation detection system that will provide the government with an accurate and reliable inspection system that is fully integrated and automated.

    "The need to effectively detect and track the movement of nuclear material increases every day," said Michael Del Checcolo, vice president of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "ISIS will enable our government to more effectively identify and classify nuclear materials to help prevent their unauthorized entry into this country."

    Raytheon is using its OpenAIR(TM) business model, leveraging the best of large and small businesses, as well as academia and national laboratories, to develop the best-value solution for DTRA. The Raytheon-led team consists of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.; Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Advanced Energy Systems, Inc., Medford, N.Y.; Bubble Technology Industries, Chalk River, Ontario; and experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

    Contact: Chaundra Gipson 978.858.5850

    Raytheon Company

    CONTACT: Chaundra Gipson, Raytheon Company, +1-978-858-5850

    Web Site:

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    China Marine Food Group Ltd. Concludes Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Cold Storage Facility

    SHISHI, China, April 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Marine Food Group Ltd. ("China Marine" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: CMFO), a manufacturer of seafood-based snack foods, marine algae-based soft drinks and distributor of fresh and frozen marine catch, today announced that it concluded a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new cold storage facility on April 17, 2010.

    The new cold storage facility will have a capacity of approximately 20,000 tons. The land on which the facility will be built is 8,691 square meters and located in the Shishi fishing port and is adjacent to the Company's processing facilities. The location of the new facility takes advantage of the port of Shishi where the Company obtains fresh seafood catch which it processes into seafood products. The fishing port in Shishi is one of the five largest fishing ports in the PRC.

    China Marine intends to finance the construction costs for the facility from funds generated by operations, and expects to complete construction and begin use of the new facility in the first half of 2011. Based on the Company's existing in-house cold storage capacity of 2,000 tons, China Marine currently rents cold storage space at other locations to meet its cold storage demand for the Company's 20,000 ton processing facility. The new storage facility will provide ample storage for China Marine's internal needs and supply the fishing port with needed storage in the port itself. When fully operational, China Marine expects the cold storage facility to produce $8.0 million in annual storage, blast freezing and ice revenues and contribute $4.0 million in net income at about 50% net income margins. Due to the importance to China Marine and the local economy, over 200 people attended the event, including the Mayor of Shishi, government officials and the Company's distributors.

    "We are very pleased to announce the ceremonial groundbreaking for our new facility," said Pengfei Liu, Chairman and CEO of China Marine. "Our new cold storage facility will provide high standard modernized cold storage, freezing and ice making services to the port area in which it is located. China Marine will utilize some of the facility's cold storage for itself to help reduce its storage costs. The new facility will also allow us to make bulk purchases of raw materials at favorable prices. Overall, we expect the new facility to help us improve our processed seafood and marine catch margins and also provide a facility to meet increased cold storage demand for Shishi's growing fishing industry."

    About China Marine

    China Marine Food Group Ltd. processes and distributes seafood-based snack foods, marine algae-based beverage and fresh and frozen marine catch to seven provinces in the PRC. Founded in 1994, China Marine has grown steadily and positioned its Mingxiang(R) brand as a category leader in 2,500 retail sales points in the PRC. The Company has received "The Famous Brand" and "Green Food" awards. China Marine is located in Fujian province, one of the largest coastal provinces in the PRC and a vital navigation hub between the East China Sea and the South China Sea. The Company is committed to the highest standard of quality control with the ISO9001, ISO14001, HACCP certification and EU export registration.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of China Marine Food Group Limited and its subsidiary companies, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions. 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, 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. China Marine Food Group Limited is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward- looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

    For more information, please contact: COMPANY Marco Hon Wai Ku, CFO Suite 815, 8th Floor Ocean Centre, Harbour City Kowloon, HONG KONG Tel: +852-2111-8768 Email: Web: INVESTOR RELATIONS John Mattio, SVP HC International, New York Tel: +1-203-616-5144 (U.S.) Email: Web:

    China Marine Food Group Ltd.

    CONTACT: Marco Hon Wai Ku, CFO of China Marine Food Group Ltd.,
    +852-2111-8768 or; or Investors, John Mattio, SVP of
    HC International, New York, +1-203-616-5144 (U.S.), or

    Web site:

    Valassis Announces Its First Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call

    LIVONIA, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valassis , one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, will host its first quarter 2010 earnings conference call on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 11 a.m. eastern time. To participate, please dial (877) 941-8609 at least five minutes prior to the start time. The call will also be available on the Valassis Web site at To listen to a live webcast, please go to our Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

    If you are unable to participate on the call, a replay will be available approximately two hours after the live call on our Web site at and through May 6, 2010, by dialing (800) 406-7325 (passcode: 4277359). A transcript of the conference call will be archived on our Web site.

    About Valassis

    Valassis is one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, offering unparalleled reach and scale to more than 15,000 advertisers. Its RedPlum media portfolio delivers value on a weekly basis to over 100 million shoppers across a multi-media platform - in-home, in-store and in-motion. Through its interactive offering - - consumers will find compelling national and local deals online. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan with approximately 7,000 associates in 28 states and eight countries, Valassis is widely recognized for its associate and corporate citizenship programs, including its America's Looking for Its Missing Children® program. Valassis companies include Valassis Direct Mail, Inc., Valassis Canada, Promotion Watch, Valassis Relationship Marketing Systems, LLC and NCH Marketing Services, Inc. For more information, visit

    Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements found in this document constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: price competition from our existing competitors; new competitors in any of our businesses; a shift in client preference for different promotional materials, strategies or coupon delivery methods, including, without limitation, as a result of declines in newspaper circulation; an unforeseen increase in paper or postal costs; changes which affect the businesses of our clients and lead to reduced sales promotion spending, including, without limitation, a decrease of marketing budgets which are generally discretionary in nature and easier to reduce in the short-term than other expenses; our substantial indebtedness, and ability to refinance such indebtedness, if necessary, and our ability to incur additional indebtedness, may affect our financial health; the financial condition, including bankruptcies, of our clients, suppliers, senior secured credit facility lenders or other counterparties; our ability to comply with or obtain modifications or waivers of the financial covenants contained in our debt documents; certain covenants in our debt documents could adversely restrict our financial and operating flexibility; ongoing disruptions in the credit markets that make it difficult for companies to secure financing; fluctuations in the amount, timing, pages, weight and kinds of advertising pieces from period to period, due to a change in our clients' promotional needs, inventories and other factors; our failure to attract and retain qualified personnel may affect our business and results of operations; a rise in interest rates could increase our borrowing costs; we may be required to recognize additional impairment charges against goodwill and intangible assets in the future; possible governmental regulation or litigation affecting aspects of our business; the credit and liquidity crisis in the financial markets could continue to affect our results of operations and financial condition; uncertainty in the application and interpretation of applicable state sales tax laws may expose us to additional sales tax liability; and general economic conditions, whether nationally, internationally, or in the market areas in which we conduct our business, including the adverse impact of the ongoing economic downturn on the marketing expenditures and activities of our clients and prospective clients as well as our vendors, with whom we rely on to provide us with quality materials at the right prices and in a timely manner. These and other risks and uncertainties related to our business are described in greater detail in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including our reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and the foregoing information should be read in conjunction with these filings. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Contact: -------- Mary Broaddus Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications (734) 591-7375


    CONTACT: Mary Broaddus, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate
    Communications, +1-734-591-7375,

    Web Site:

    HEI, Inc. Announces Results for the First Quarter Fiscal 2010

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HEI, Inc. (Pink Sheets: HEII) ( today announced its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2010, which ended April 3, 2010.

    Net sales for the first quarter were $9,520,000 compared to $8,883,000 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. The Company generated net income of $293,000 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 compared to a net income of $268,000 for the same period of fiscal year 2009.

    HEI CEO, Mark B. Thomas, remarked: "The new customers and new programs that we added in all three operating divisions in the latter part of 2009 have started to show contributions in the early part of 2010, along with an increase in demand from our existing customers. Although we realize that one quarter of results does not demonstrate a trend, it is nice to see that the operations are coming back around as we emerge from the slump in sales experienced in 2009. Our drive throughout the remainder of 2010 will be to continue to grow sales, improve gross margins and expand our customer base."

    HEI, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures ultra-miniature microelectronics, substrates, systems, and connectivity and software solutions for customers engaged in the medical, hearing, telecommunications, and industrial markets. HEI provides its customers with a single point of contact that can take an idea from inception to a fully functional and cost effective product utilizing innovative design solutions and by the application of state-of-the-art materials, processes and manufacturing capabilities. Headquarters & Microelectronics PO Box 5000, 1495 Steiger Lake Lane, Division Victoria, MN 55386 -Advanced Medical Division 4801 North 63rd Street, Boulder, CO 80301 -High Density Interconnect Division 610 South Rockford Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

    Information in this news release, which is not historical, includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "continue," and similar words. Statements contained in this press release, including the implementation of business strategies, growth of specific markets, improved results and the estimated HEI revenue, cash flow and profits, are forward looking statements. All of such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, continuing adverse business and market conditions, the ability of HEI to secure and satisfy customers, the availability and cost of materials from HEI's suppliers, HEI's ability to satisfy financial or other obligations or covenants set forth in its financing agreements, adverse competitive developments, change in or cancellation of customer requirements, collection of receivables and outstanding debt, HEI's ability to control fixed and variable operating expenses, and other risks detailed in previous HEI SEC filings. Since HEI is no longer reporting to the SEC, readers are cautioned to weigh the potential for additional risk factors based on ongoing business activities and the current economic conditions in the world economy. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. We undertake no obligation to update these statements to reflect ensuing events or circumstances, or subsequent actual results.

    HEI, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS January April 3, 2, 2010 2010 ---- ---- (Unaudited) (Audited) (In thousands, except share and per share data) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $- $- Accounts receivable, net 5,079 3,566 Inventories, net 3,237 2,952 Deferred income taxes 362 362 Other current assets 831 455 --- --- Total current assets 9,509 7,335 ----- ----- Property and equipment: Land 216 216 Building and improvements 4,337 4,337 Fixtures and equipment 24,411 24,140 Accumulated depreciation (23,437) (23,025) ------- ------- Net property and equipment 5,527 5,668 Security deposit 230 230 Other long-term assets 350 388 --- --- Total assets $15,616 $13,621 ======= ======= LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Checks issued in excess of cash in bank $627 $395 Current maturities of long-term debt 540 551 Accounts payable 2,417 1,750 Customer deposit liabilities 78 228 Accrued liabilities 1,209 945 ----- --- Total current liabilities 4,871 3,869 ----- ----- Deferred income taxes 362 362 Other long-term liabilities, less current maturities 1,942 1,934 Long-term debt, less current maturities 4,899 4,240 ----- ----- Total other long-term liabilities, less current maturities 7,203 6,536 ----- ----- Total liabilities 12,074 10,405 ------ ------ Shareholders' equity: Undesignated stock - - Convertible preferred stock, $.05 par 2 2 Common stock, $.05 par 486 486 Paid-in capital 28,129 28,096 Accumulated deficit (25,075) (25,368) ------- ------- Total shareholders' equity 3,542 3,216 ----- ----- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $15,616 $13,621 ======= ======= HEI, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended ------------------ April 3, April 4, 2010 2009 ---- ---- (In thousands, except share and per share data) Net sales $9,520 $8,883 Cost of sales 8,130 6,952 ----- ----- Gross profit 1,390 1,931 ----- ----- Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 1,001 1,303 Research, development and engineering 195 210 --- --- Operating income (loss) 194 418 Interest expense (68) (154) Other income (expense), net 167 4 --- --- Net income (loss) $293 $268 ==== ==== Net income (loss) per common share $0.03 $0.03 ===== ===== Weighted average common shares outstanding 9,723,000 9,635,000 ========= =========

    HEI, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mark B. Thomas, CEO of HEI, Inc., +1-952-443-2500

    Web Site:

    Mylan Begins Marketing First Generic Version of Desoxyn(R)

    PITTSBURGH, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has begun to market Methamphetamine Hydrochloride Tablets USP, 5 mg, based on an agreement with licensing partner Coastal Pharmaceuticals. This product, used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or obesity, is the first generic version of Lundbeck's Desoxyn® to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Methamphetamine Hydrochloride Tablets had U.S. sales of approximately $9.3 million for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2009, according to IMS Health. Mylan's version is available for immediate shipment.

    Mylan Inc. ranks among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world and provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories. The company maintains one of the industry's broadest and highest quality product portfolios supported by a robust product pipeline; operates one of the world's largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers; and runs a specialty business focused on respiratory, allergy and psychiatric therapies. For more information, please visit

    Mylan Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael Laffin (Media), +1-724-514-1968, or Dan Crookshank
    (Investors), +1-724-514-1813, both of Mylan Inc.

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    EVTN Expanding Global Presence; Exhibiting at World's Foremost Offshore Technology Event

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its Voraxial® Separator at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2010) on May 3 - May 6 in Houston, Texas. OTC is the world's foremost event for the development of offshore energy resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. For more information, visit

    EVTN is rapidly expanding its international focus, and recently increased the company's level of representation in the Middle East and Australia. Negotiations are currently in process for dozens of Voraxial applications around the globe with potential customers ranking among the world's largest companies. Should even a few of the pending orders materialize as expected, EVTN will see a substantial increase in sales across the balance of 2010. In many cases these initial orders will mark the beginning of an approved vendor relationship with significant potential for reoccurring revenue.

    The four day OTC event will allow EVTN to meet with new and existing customers from major oil and gas industry companies from around the globe. The EVTN Exhibit will allow customers to observe the unique, patented Voraxial separation process for oil and water. Oil / water Separation is a critical process in offshore oil production. No other high volume, bulk separation technology available to the industry approaches the performance efficiency of EVTN's Voraxial Technology. The Voraxial processes high volume fluids with a comparatively smaller footprint, less energy usage and lower maintenance requirement than conventional separation equipment. This allows operators to reduce the cost, time and space required to treat its fluid streams. These are critical factors on oil platforms, which represent some of the most expensive real estate on earth. The unique design of the Voraxial enables it to provide effective separation during fluctuations in flow rate and inlet oil or sand concentrations without any modifications. Further, and most importantly, the Voraxial is the only high volume separator that can do this without a pressure drop. These features increase the ease of operation. The Voraxial has already been utilized by the oil industry for processing produced water (offshore and onshore), deckwater drainage, liquid/solid separation, and tar sands applications.

    The Voraxial® 2000 Produced Water Skid is a compact, high-volume system that allows operators to achieve the most stringent discharge levels protocols including OSPAR (North Sea countries <30mg/ltr) and United States 40 CFR435 (<29 mg/ltr). The Skid operates with nominal pressure drop and minimal installed space, critical elements for the offshore market.

    EVTN will also display the Voraxial 4000 Separator and the Voraxial 8000 Separator. The Voraxial is capable of separating liquid/liquid, liquid/solid or liquid/liquid/solid fluid streams without any pressure loss. The Voraxial 4000 generates 2000 "G" Force, and can handle flow rates ranging from 100-500GPM. EVTN will also showcase its Voraxial 2000 Separator (flows ranging from 20-60GPM), and Voraxial 8000 Separator (flows ranging from 1000-4000GPM).

    About EVTN: Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB "EVTN") is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida based CleanTech company that developed and manufactures the Voraxial Separator, a separation technology that is a core process in many sectors including: oil & gas exploration and production, mining, environmental, clean water, waste treatment, bio-fuel refining, remediation and much more.

    The Voraxial® Separator is a cost-effective, mechanic separator that separates contaminants at high volumes with less space, energy and weight than conventional equipment. The Voraxial Separator benefits include: high volume/small footprint, no pressure drop requirement, 2-way or 3 way separation, handles fluctuations in flow rate and oil concentration without any adjustments, high "g" force and less maintenance than conventional equipment. The Voraxial® Separator technology is scaleable and universal in its implementation. These benefits result in significant cost savings to the customer, both acquisition and operating cost.

    The separation market encompasses a series of multi-billion dollar segments, spread globally across many industries and applications. EVTN was originally founded as a high precision aerospace manufacturer that built the gyro platforms for the Hubble space telescope as well as missile and satellite components. EVTN re-invested its profits along with equity investors toward the development of the Voraxial® Separator. The Voraxial® is now successfully commercialized and is the exclusive focus of EVTN's business. EVTN owns significant IP surrounding the Voraxial®. EVTN is continuing to develop and market its Voraxial® Separator as stand-alone technology as well as a key component of a turnkey separation system to improve the efficiency of self-contained treatment systems for multiple applications.

    Safe Harbor Disclosure -- This Press Release contains or incorporates by reference "forward-looking statements," including certain information with respect to plans and strategies of Enviro Voraxial® Technology, Inc. For this purpose, any statements regarding this announcement, which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including Enviro Voraxial® Technology, Inc. beliefs, expectations, hopes or intentions regarding the future. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and based on information available to Enviro Voraxial® Technology, Inc. as of such date. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events or actual results of Enviro Voraxial® and its subsidiaries to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements.

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    Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc.

    CONTACT: CONTACT: John A. DiBella, Enviro Voraxial(R) Technology, Inc.,
    Fort Lauderdale, +1-954-958-9968,

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    NetSuite Honors Partners and Developers at SuiteCloud 2010Celebrating ISVs and Solution Providers Delivering on the Promise of Cloud Computing with New Innovations and Business Momentum

    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetSuite Inc. , a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced the recipients of the NetSuite Developer Awards and NetSuite Partner Awards at the SuiteCloud 2010 conference on April 15 in San Francisco. NetSuite's extensive network of developers and partners is crucial to helping enterprises of all sizes realize the benefits of cloud computing; enabling them to increase productivity, reduce costs, and streamline operations.

    This year's winners include the following NetSuite developers and channel partner companies:

    --SuiteCloud Developer Network Partner of the Year - Celigo, Inc. Voted by NetSuite's direct sales team as the top SuiteCloud Developer Network Partner of 2009, Celigo is one of the most prolific and successful SuiteCloud developers in the NetSuite stable. Developers of the Amazon S3 SuiteStorage connector and several other modules which link the NetSuite cloud to other clouds and applications, Celigo continues to demonstrate the flexibility of cloud computing. --Rootstock Software garners this award with its ability to build a manufacturing vertical application on the NetSuite cloud computing platform. Rootstock is emblematic of the power and adaptability of NetSuite's SuiteCloud platform, tailored specifically to the needs of manufacturers. The comprehensive, integrated capabilities enable deep manufacturing process management functionality while delivering tremendous total cost of ownership reductions over conventional manufacturing resource planning (MRP) solutions. -- Solution Provider of the Year, Americas - EnabledSuccess Canada's EnabledSuccess is the NetSuite Americas Region Solution Partner of the Year. A long-term partner, EnabledSuccess relies on NetSuite as its exclusive provider of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, and is the top producer of new business in the region. -- Solution Provider of the Year, EMEA - BT Engage IT BT Engage IT has made NetSuite a growing part of its information technology services portfolio and made NetSuite the sole provider of its cloud ERP solutions. BT Engage IT delivered the EMEA region's greatest new customer revenue in 2009 with a wide range of customer wins, particularly in the mid-market. --Solution Provider of the Year, APAC - Phoenix Global Energy Solutions Phoenix Global Energy Solutions, a recognized leader in services to the food service and trading verticals, is responsible for much of the exciting growth and development of NetSuite in the APAC region in 2009. Phoenix Global Energy Solutions hit the ground running by winning and managing Jollibee, one of NetSuite's most important global accounts. -- Solution Provider of the Year, Worldwide - ForwardHindsight ForwardHindsight is NetSuite's Worldwide Solution Provider of the Year. In just its second full year as a NetSuite partner, ForwardHindsight secured several strategic customers, particularly in the technology vertical.

    As the world leader in cloud computing business suites, NetSuite has deep and broad functionality, a robust development platform and wide coverage of several key industry verticals. The SuiteCloud platform has attracted thousands of developers and boasts hundreds of vertical applications. Third-party developers can leverage NetSuite's comprehensive application functionality to accelerate their time to market, delivering new business applications in record time. Solution Providers are able to revitalize their businesses by delivering cloud computing solutions that deliver unprecedented value to their customers. For more information about the NetSuite partner programs, please visit

    For more information about NetSuite Inc., please visit

    NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are registered service marks of NetSuite Inc.


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    Rogers To Launch New BlackBerry Pearl 3G SmartphoneThe smallest BlackBerry smartphone yet, combines stylish design with powerful features

    TORONTO, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rogers Communications Inc. today announced that the new BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) 3G, the smallest BlackBerry smartphone yet, is coming to Canada's reliable network in the coming weeks.

    The new BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a smartphone marvel that's as powerful as it is compact. It measures less than two inches wide (50 mm) and weighs only 3.3 ounces (94g), yet it packs support for high-speed 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) networks, Wi-Fi(R) (b/g/n) and GPS with a powerhouse processor that drives visually stunning images on a sharp, high-resolution display. It features an optical trackpad for smooth navigation, dedicated volume and media keys, a 3.2 MP camera with flash and support for up 32 GB of personal content.

    "We're excited to welcome the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G to our substantial portfolio of BlackBerry smartphones on the Rogers network," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. "As Canada's reliable network, Rogers customers can take full advantage of the power of the newest BlackBerry Pearl and will now be able to do even more with their smartphone, keeping them connected to what matters most, quickly and easily."

    "The new BlackBerry Pearl 3G offers uncompromising performance in a remarkably small package with the social connectivity features that consumers want, including easy access to email and social networking sites as well as popular messaging services, like BlackBerry Messenger. We expect the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G will appeal to a broad range of mobile consumers, including many customers who want to upgrade from a traditional phone without giving up a highly compact and fashionable design," said Carlo Chiarello, Vice President, Handheld Product Management, Research In Motion.

    Key features of the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone from Rogers include:

    - Gradient red finish, available in Canada only from Rogers - Elegant candybar form factor measuring 4.25" x 1.96" x 0.52" (108mm x 50 mm x 13.3 mm) and weighing only 3.3 oz (93 grams) - 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard with SureType(R) software that completes words as the user types, making texting fast and accurate - 624 Mhz processor with 256 MB Flash memory - 360x400 sharp-resolution display (238 ppi) - Optical trackpad that makes navigation fast and smooth, plus a comfortable keyboard for fast typing - Media player for videos, pictures and music (music plays up to 30 hours), plus dedicated media keys integrated along top of the handset - 3.2 MP camera with zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording - Built-in GPS for location-based applications such as BlackBerry(R) Maps, as well as photo geotagging - Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) (first BlackBerry smartphone to support 'n') - microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB cards, with a 2 GB card included - Premium phone features, including voice activated dialing, speakerphone and Bluetooth(R) (2.1) with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits including systems that support the emerging Bluetooth MAP (Message Access Profile) standard and other Bluetooth accessories - Access to BlackBerry App World(TM), featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones - Support for BlackBerry(R) Media Sync for easily syncing photos as well as iTunes(R) and Windows Media(R) Player music with the smartphone* - BlackBerry(R) OS 5 - Support for tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks - Removable, rechargeable 1150 mAhr battery that provides approximately 5.5 hours of talk time on 3G networks

    Pricing and availability will be announced in the coming weeks. For additional information about Rogers' lineup of BlackBerry smartphones, please visit For more information about the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100, please visit

    * Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies. Photo syncing is currently only available for Windows-based PCs.

    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 - News and RCI.B - News) and on the New York Stock Exchange . For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

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    Rogers Wireless

    CONTACT: Media Contacts: Ashleigh Blackmore, Rogers Communications Inc.,
    (416) 935-2676,

    Let the Praise Party Begin: BET's Hit Singing Competition 'SUNDAY BEST' Names Season Three's Top 20 ContestantsGospel Greats Kirk Franklin, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary Land in the New Home of 'SUNDAY BEST,' New Orleans, to Begin the Tough Job of Finding America's Next Gospel Star

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BET's hit gospel singing competition show, SUNDAY BEST is taking praise and competition to the next level. Viewers witnessed as thousands of hopefuls showed up for auditions in Lagos, Nigeria, Detroit, Philadelphia and New Orleans but now the competition swings in to full gear and names this season's Top 20 contestants. Taping in New Orleans, the stage show portion of SUNDAY BEST begins on Sunday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.*

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    From a pool of over 15,000 aspiring vocalists, only an elite group of 20 was selected to advance on the road to SUNDAY BEST. Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin, the new season welcomes Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams to the stellar team of judges including returning multi-award winning siblings Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary.

    "This third season, above all those prior, is going to be the most difficult season to judge because of the level of phenomenal talent that we've seen and heard," said judge Donnie McClurkin. "My professional and musical expertise is being utilized to its' highest degree, and because of the level of talent, I wish that there could be more than one SUNDAY BEST. SUNDAY BEST presents the best 'up and coming' gospel talent, hands down."

    Here are the Top 20: Bethany Devine - Little Rock, AR Brian Smith - Chicago, IL Brittney J. Dear - Madison, MS David E. Wilford - Millsboro, DL Davon Fleming - Baltimore, MD Dathan Thigpen - Ridgeland, MS Durward Davis - Tulsa, OK Fumni Oduyemi - Lagos, Nigeria Franklin Davis, IV - New Orleans, LA Goldwire McLendon - Philadelphia, PA Jonte Thomas - New Orleans, LA Lamesha "Mesie" Augustine - Indianapolis, IN Leandria Johnson - Orlando, FL Martha Buries - Houston, TX Orlando Wright - Cincinnati, OH Quiana Pettigrew - Cleveland, OH Robert Hatcher - Brooklyn, NY Tawanna Tarvin - Monroe, LA Tiffany Carlin-Laird - Baton Rouge, LA Vernell Payton - New Orleans, LA

    Viewers are in for a special treat as Stellar Gospel Music Award winner Kim Burrell will share her talent as season three's contestant mentor. Often called "this generation's Ella Fitzgerald," Kim will provide advice and vocal guidance to the Top 20 contestants this season. Fans will recall her stirring performance of "I Believe in You and Me" in an amazing tribute to Whitney Houston during this year's BET HONORS.

    In addition to the coveted title of SUNDAY BEST season three contestants will compete for the chance to win a brand new 2010 Ford Taurus SHO and prizes from Degree Nature Effects. Additional sponsors for SUNDAY BEST season three include Pillsbury Grands, Nationwide, General Mills and Design Essentials.

    Viewers can watch SUNDAY BEST on Sundays at 8:00 p.m.* For more on SUNDAY BEST, please visit *All times ET/PT About BET Networks

    BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. , is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

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    Lennar to Tender for Senior Notes

    MIAMI, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lennar Corporation , one of the nation's largest homebuilders, announced that it is commencing a tender offer for a total of $200 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.125% senior notes due 2010, its 5.95% senior notes due 2011 and its 5.95% senior notes due 2013. The tender offer will be conditioned, among other things, on completion of a $250 million offering of senior notes that is expected to close on May 3, 2010. The terms and conditions of the tender offer are described in the Offer to Purchase and accompanying Letter of Transmittal that is being distributed to the holders of the notes.

    The tender offer is structured in a "waterfall" style, with each of the three issues assigned a priority, and Lennar purchasing all the notes of the highest priority issue, then, to the extent the principal amount of the notes of the highest priority issue that are validly tendered and not withdrawn is less than $200 million, purchasing notes of the second priority issue, and to the extent the total principal amount of the notes of the highest priority issue and the second priority issue that are validly tendered and not withdrawn is less than $200 million, purchasing notes of the third priority issue. If, because of the maximum purchase amount, Lennar will be purchasing only part of the notes of an issue that are tendered, the purchase of notes of that issue will be prorated among the tendering noteholders. Lennar may, in its sole discretion, increase the maximum principal amount of notes it will purchase to more than $200 million.

    The tender offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 24, 2010, unless extended or earlier terminated pursuant to the terms of the tender offer. Payments of the purchase price for the notes validly tendered and not withdrawn on or prior to the expiration time and accepted for purchase will be made promptly after the expiration time. Notes that are validly tendered pursuant to the terms of the tender offer may be withdrawn at any time before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Thursday, May 6, 2010 but may not be withdrawn after such time. Holders who validly tender and do not withdraw their notes prior to the early tender time, which is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Thursday, May 6, 2010, will be entitled to receive the full tender offer consideration (which includes an early tender payment). Holders who tender after the early tender date will not be entitled to receive the early tender payment. The full tender consideration that will be paid per $1,000 principal amount of notes of each issue (including the applicable early tender payment) and the priorities among the three issues will be as follows:

    Early Tender Payment Full Tender Included in Offer Full Tender Title of Principal Amount Consideration Offer Acceptance Security Outstanding per $1,000 Consideration Priority on April 26, Principal -------- 2010 Amount ------------- ----------- ------------- --------- 5.95% Senior Notes due 2011 $244 million $1,047.50 $30.00 1 5.95% Senior Notes due 2013 $350 million $1,030.00 $30.00 2 5.125% Senior Notes due 2010 $176 million $1,015.00 $30.00 3

    The dealer managers for the tender offer will be Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Holders with questions regarding the tender offer should contact Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Liability Management Group at (800) 558-3745 (U.S. toll-free) or J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. at (800) 245-8812 (U.S. toll-free) or (212) 270-3994 (collect). Global Bondholder Services Corporation will serve as the depositary and information agent. Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase or Letter of Transmittal should be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (212) 430-3774 or (866) 294-2200 (toll-free).

    This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell notes.

    Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders of quality homes for all generations. The Company builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides primarily mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company's homes and others. Lennar's Rialto Investments segment is focused on distressed real estate asset investments, asset management and workout strategies. Previous press releases and further information about the Company may be obtained at the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website,

    Some of the statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. Rather, forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual events or transaction terms to differ materially from the events and transaction terms anticipated in forward-looking statements. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required by federal securities laws.

    Lennar Corporation

    CONTACT: Investors, Scott Shipley of Lennar Corporation,

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