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Companies news of 2010-06-28 (page 2)

  • European Capital Announces Completion of Debt Restructuring
  • Nine Students Earn Teradata College ScholarshipsChosen for their high academic...
  • RailAmerica, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Call and Webcast
  • Boyd Gaming's 'B Connected' Players Club Goes Nationwide- Casinos Giving Away Millions to...
  • Lockheed Martin's IronClad(TM) Wins TechAmerica Foundation Award for Cyber Security...
  • Sears Holdings Brings Customers Closer to Hollywood With Instant Access to Movie and TV...
  • Ford Introduces New Curve Control Technology to Help Protect Against Crashes on Curves
  • Farmer Mac Joins the Russell 3000® Index
  • New Season of TV Land's 'She's Got The Look' Premieres on Wednesday, August 25th With New...
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  • International Drug & Explosives Detection Company IDenta Corp Updates USA Marketing
  • Lockheed Martin's Chelmsford Facility Earns a Second Prestigious Department of Defense...
  • Axius, Inc. Press Release
  • Northrop Grumman Discusses Capabilities in Electronic Warfare Interoperability for UAE at...
  • PPL Completes Equity Portion of Financing for E.ON U.S. Acquisition
  • FiberTower Added to Russell 3000, Global and Microcap Indexes
  • Saft Signs a new Multi-Year LTA With EADS Astrium to Power all GEO Satellites
  • Saint-Gobain Sells its "Advanced Ceramics" Business to CoorsTek for 245 Million Dollars
  • European Capital Announces Completion of Debt Restructuring
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    European Capital Announces Completion of Debt Restructuring

    ST. PETER PORT, Guernsey, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    European Capital Limited ("European Capital") announced today that it has recently completed the restructuring and partial retirement of its debt. European Capital's parent company, American Capital, Ltd., is also announcing today completion of its debt restructuring.

    On 18 December 2009, European Capital's wholly owned subsidiary ECAS S.a r.l. amended its existing secured multi-currency credit facility into a term facility. As of 31 May 2010, the balance under the facility was euro 272 million. Interest on the borrowings under this amended facility is charged at Euribor or LIBOR, depending on the currency of the borrowing, plus a margin of 2.5%, and a Program Fee of either 5.0% or 7.5%, paid in kind, based on the amount outstanding under the facility as shown in the table below. This facility is collateralized by the assets of ECAS S.a r.l. The facility matures on 31 December 2011, with all scheduled principal amortization until 30 June 2011 already met.

    Program Fee declines as principal is repaid: Advances outstanding Program fee Greater than euro 200 million 7.5% Less than euro 200 million 5.0%

    As of 4 March 2010, European Capital S.A. SICAR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of European Capital, paid down the remaining euro 85 million balance on its unsecured multi-currency revolving credit facility. American Capital funded US$75 million to European Capital S.A. SICAR as a bridge loan. As of 31 May 2010, the amount outstanding under the bridge loan was US$15 million.

    European Capital now has euro 283 million of secured debt, euro 142 million of unsecured debt and euro 168 million of securitized debt and has approximately euro 583 million of net asset value.

    "I am pleased to complete the amendment and partial retirement of European Capital's debt, having delevered our balance sheet by more than euro 201 million over the past six months," said Malon Wilkus, Chairman and Director, European Capital Limited. "This should enhance shareholder value and provides us with a capital structure to continue to finance and grow our portfolio companies. Since November 2009, European Capital has had euro 224 million in realizations, which has resulted in significant deleveraging."

    ABOUT EUROPEAN CAPITAL

    European Capital is an investment company for pan-European equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments with euro 1.2 billion in assets under management. It is managed by European Capital Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited ("ECFSG" or the "Investment Manager"), a wholly-owned affiliate of American Capital, Ltd.

    ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL

    American Capital (Nasdaq: ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager with US$14 billion in capital resources under management. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. Founded in 1986, American Capital currently has eight offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For further information, please refer to http://www.AmericanCapital.com.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of European Capital and/or American Capital are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional, national or international economic conditions, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which European Capital and/or American Capital has made investments.

    Contact: Tom McHale, Director, +1-301-951-6122 European Capital Financial Services Limited Juan Carlos Morales Cortes, Operations and Finance Director, +44-20-7539-7000 European Capital Financial Services Limited Info@EuropeanCapital.com http://www.EuropeanCapital.com

    European Capital Limited

    Tom McHale, Director, European Capital Financial Services Limited, +1-301-951-6122, or Juan Carlos Morales Cortes, Operations and Finance Director, European Capital Financial Services Limited, +44-20-7539-7000




    Nine Students Earn Teradata College ScholarshipsChosen for their high academic achievements and community involvement

    ATLANTA, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic scholarships are being awarded to nine high school students around the world by Teradata Corporation . This is the second year Teradata has awarded academic scholarships to students who were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants for their academic achievements and significant contributions to their school and community.

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    "In awarding scholarships to these high performers, we are providing tuition assistance to children of Teradata employees in recognition of their academic efforts, service, and leadership," said Susan Baxley, director of community relations, Teradata Corporation. "They have already distinguished themselves as future business and community leaders and we wish them every success in their undergraduate studies and in their careers."

    Four U.S. National Merit Scholarship Winners were selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each year approximately three million students take part in the examination process to identify and honor exceptional high school students and about half of those become eligible to enter the National Merit Scholarship program competition. Five additional students were selected from around the world based on their academic achievement and community involvement.

    The 2010 Teradata scholarship winners in the U.S. are: -- Allison Chen of Westview High School, San Diego, CA. Allison's interests include biological research, piano, cello, ballet and community service. She has helped organize several large community events including the San Diego AIDS Walk. She plans to study medicine, with a special interest in neurology, in order to help make a difference for children with special needs. She is the daughter of Anthony Chen, a Teradata software engineer. -- Parker Kendle of Charlotte Catholic High School, Charlotte, NC. Parker's interests include tutoring, lacrosse, basketball, Venture Crew and the NC Outward Bound program. Andrew's National Honor Society advisor shared, "all the students he tutors say that his outgoing personality and creativeness make learning fun." His work in the Duke Talent Identification Program led his team to first place recognition. He is the son of Teradata solutions sales specialist Allen Kendle. -- Corrinne Rockoff of El Camino Real High School, Woodland Hills, CA. Corrinne's interests include speech, debate, cello and piano, and she is a member of Peer Active Listeners. When speaking of her leadership on the speech and debate team, her counselor said, "Corrine consistently takes her time to work and instruct the younger members of the team." She also received state recognition for her achievements. She is the daughter of Bryan Rockoff. -- Julie Yoo - Chatsworth High School, Chatsworth, CA. Julie's interests include volunteerism, tennis, and Korean Club and she plans to major in pre-pharmacy. Her school counselor described Julie as "intelligent, hard-working, and goal-driven." In addition to her significant academic achievements, she has been committed for many years to volunteering with her church as a leader and role model. She is the daughter of Teradata software engineer Stephen Yoo.

    For the first time, Teradata has also awarded scholarships to students from around the world. The international winners are:

    -- Lydia Colwell - Gymnasium Maria Stern, Augsburg, Germany. Lydia works for a social internship and is a member of the drama club. She is very interested in the field of movie production. She plans to major in information management sciences and systems, and then plans to pursue additional education in film direction. She is the daughter of Elisabeth Saal, a Teradata business and operations analyst. -- Raphaela Kohs - AHS Theodor Kramer Strasse, Vienna, Austria. Raphaela organized a "Clean the World" tour and a rubbish sorting program at her school. Her interests include traditional Indian Barathanatyam dance. She plans to major in pre-law. Her dream is to work for a non-profit that deals with human rights violations. She is the daughter of Werner Kohs, a senior consultant for Teradata. -- Isao Oosugi - Johoku High School, Tokyo, Japan. Isao leads children's activities in his spare time and is a captain for Kendo (Japanese swordsmanship). He plans to major in chemical engineering and hopes to invent a new primary energy source to replace world reliance on petroleum. He is the son of Norimasa Oosugi, a Teradata professional services senior consultant. -- Erin Powell-Brown - Westmount Collegiate Institute, Ontario, Canada. Erin is on the honor roll, works as a preschool assistant and lifeguard, and volunteers on a cancer awareness committee. She plans to major in business management and pursue a career in public relations and marketing. Erin is the daughter of Richard Powell-Brown, a Teradata pre-sales senior consultant. -- Christine Wibawa - Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Sydney, Australia. Christine is the Captain of PLC Sydney handbells, is the Sergeant of the Bagpipe Band, and a participant in the National Youth Science Forum. She plans to major in medicine and specialize as a practicing pediatrician or in the field of clinical pediatric medicine to help children. Christine is the daughter of BanKeat Kwa, a professional services consultant for Teradata. About Teradata

    Teradata Corporation is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at http://www.teradata.com/.

    Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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    CONTACT: D'Anne Hotchkiss, Teradata Corporation, +1-609-433-1715,
    D'Anne.Hotchkiss@teradata.com

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




    RailAmerica, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Call and Webcast

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RailAmerica, Inc. will present its second quarter 2010 earnings on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time via live teleconference and webcast. The Company expects to issue its second quarter 2010 results after the market closes on July 28, 2010.

    Those interested in participating via teleconference may dial (877) 756-2088. Callers outside the U.S. may dial (574) 941-1456. The conference ID number is 82843995. Participants should dial in no later than 10 minutes prior to the call. Presentation materials and access to the live webcast will be available in the Investors section of RailAmerica's website (http://www.railamerica.com/).

    Following the earnings call, a webcast replay will be archived on the Company's website. A telephone replay will be available through August 12, 2010 approximately two hours after the call. The recording can be accessed by dialing (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291. The conference ID number is 82843995.

    RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 40 individual railroads with approximately 7,400 miles of track in 27 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.

    INVESTOR CONTACT Ira Berger Office: 904.538.6332 MEDIA CONTACT Donia Crime Office: 904.645.6200 Cell: 404.271.1437

    RailAmerica, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor: Ira Berger, +1-904-538-6332, Media: Donia Crime,
    +1-904-645-6200, Cell: +1-404-271-1437

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




    Boyd Gaming's 'B Connected' Players Club Goes Nationwide- Casinos Giving Away Millions to Celebrate Rollout -

    LAS VEGAS, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced it is launching an enhanced, multi-property player loyalty program under the nationwide brand "B Connected" - and celebrating with a giveaway of up to $3.75 million in slot dollars during the first week of July.

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    The B Connected brand is replacing the "Club Coast" name previously used in Las Vegas at Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town and The Orleans. Customers of these properties will keep all earned benefits and club points they've previously earned under the program. In addition, all members will enjoy new enhancements to the B Connected club:

    -- Members will now have six months to qualify for a promotion to "Sapphire" or "Emerald" level, up from three months under Club Coast; -- Reel slot machine players will receive double credit toward their card score, used to determine a promotion to Sapphire or Emerald level. Table games players will receive accelerated credits as well; -- Members will enjoy several additional new benefits, including priority slot service, advance purchase of show tickets, and special gifts upon achieving Sapphire and Emerald level.

    Paul Chakmak, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Boyd Gaming, said, "Given the nationwide popularity of our player loyalty program, we're excited to unite our properties under the B Connected brand. With a single brand and more consistent rules, customers will find it easier than ever to reap the benefits of the B Connected program."

    In recognition of B Connected's debut, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town and The Orleans will each be giving away up to $250,000 in slot dollars on July 4, while Boyd Gaming's three downtown Las Vegas properties (Main Street Station, Fremont and the California) will be giving away an additional $250,000. To participate, members simply need to visit the B Connected booth at their favorite casino on July 4 to see if they're a winner. Each Las Vegas winner will receive $500 in slot dollars, which will be automatically credited to their B Connected account.

    Five Boyd Gaming properties in the Midwest and South will also be giving away slot dollars in early July: Sam's Town Shreveport (July 1), Blue Chip (July 2), and Sam's Town Tunica, Delta Downs and Treasure Chest (July 5).

    B Connected membership is free and available at 13 Boyd Gaming properties: Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam's Town, Suncoast, California, Fremont and Main Street Station in Las Vegas; Blue Chip in Michigan City, Indiana; Par-A-Dice in East Peoria, Illinois; Sam's Town in Tunica, Mississippi; Treasure Chest in Kenner, Louisiana; Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana; and Sam's Town in Shreveport, Louisiana.

    Membership in B Connected is available only to persons 21 and older. For more information, visit http://www.bconnectedonline.com/.

    About Boyd Gaming

    Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, and Louisiana. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at http://www.prnewswire.com/. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com/ .

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    CONTACT: Rob Meyne of Boyd Gaming Corporation, +1-702-792-7353,
    robmeyne@boydgaming.com

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




    Lockheed Martin's IronClad(TM) Wins TechAmerica Foundation Award for Cyber Security Innovation"PC on a Stick"(TM) Technology Cited as Cyber Security Trailblazer

    WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TechAmerica Foundation has named Lockheed Martin's IronClad(TM) the most innovative cyber security technology of the year. TechAmerica Foundation bestowed the 2010 "Terman Award" in the category of Cyber Security and Authentication to IronClad, a new technology that shrinks a laptop's hard drive - including the entire operating system, software applications, and files - onto a secure USB flash drive.

    "We're honored that TechAmerica Foundation has selected IronClad for this prestigious award," said Mike Thomas, President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions-Security, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. "With IronClad, employees, troops and on-the-go workers can fit their entire desktop in their pocket - and do it securely. That opens up new doors for secure and productive teleworking at home or on the road, and helps organizations put together smarter plans for disaster recovery and continuity of operations."

    The TechAmerica Foundation Terman Awards are the only "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services across the technology industry. Nominations were vetted by industry experts and technology companies, and the awards were presented at the eighth annual Technology and Government Dinner in Washington, D.C. The awards were named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

    "We had hundreds of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate Lockheed Martin for their winning achievement," said Phil Bond, chairman, TechAmerica Foundation. "TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight IronClad, as it continues to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world."

    IronClad is a highly secure "PC on a stick." Users on-the-go can plug the flash drive into just about any computer or laptop in the world, and have instant, secure access to their own personal desktop and files. IronClad offers a sophisticated, multi-layered cyber defense incorporating state-of-the-art tools, including:

    -- 256-bit hardware encryption and a tamper-proof design; -- "Whitelisting," a feature that keeps unauthorized programs, malware and rootkits from installing themselves on the drive; -- Application wrapping, a feature that quarantines and isolates any viruses that are inadvertently introduced through infected e-mails or files.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.

    For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/IronClad

    Lockheed Martin

    CONTACT: Matt Kramer, +1-703-466-2794; matthew.s.kramer@lmco.com

    Web Site: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/IronClad




    Sears Holdings Brings Customers Closer to Hollywood With Instant Access to Movie and TV DownloadsSears and Kmart Team Up with Sonic Solutions to Provide New Digital Entertainment Services

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears and Kmart announce plans to launch Alphaline Entertainment powered by RoxioNow(TM), a new digital service for customers seeking even faster access to the latest in home entertainment experiences. Through a multi-year agreement with Sonic Solutions® , the Alphaline Entertainment platform will offer Sears and Kmart customers on-demand entertainment via a range of internet-connected devices including HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players, computers and handheld technologies.

    When launched later this year, the Alphaline Entertainment service will allow customers instant access to purchase and rent thousands of their favorite movies and TV shows from the comfort of their couch. As a result, the digital version of many movies and TV shows will often be available for customers to view on the same day the DVD becomes available in stores.

    "With so many movies and endless amounts of TV content available, Alphaline Entertainment ensures our customers will have the ability to obtain the latest, high-quality entertainment virtually anywhere, anytime," said Karen Austin, president of Home Electronics for Sears Holdings. "This platform will enable Sears and Kmart to further enhance the services we offer our customers with the added ability to provide exciting digital video entertainment."

    The Alphaline Entertainment platform will also provide customers with the ability to share content among all consumer electronic devices that have a broadband connection.

    "As customers continue to seek new digital services, they also want more flexibility and more universally accessible content," said Dave Habiger, president and CEO, Sonic Solutions. "Alphaline Entertainment powered by RoxioNow fulfills this desire by providing Sears and Kmart customers with a seamless solution to access more content from a wider array of devices."

    Sears and Kmart will work with Sonic Solutions to embed the Alphaline Entertainment services on a variety of devices from many manufacturers, letting customers enjoy content while at home or on their mobile devices. RoxioNow will provide the content delivery infrastructure, software, and technologies to power the offering, which will appear on consumer electronics devices sold through Sears and Kmart.

    For information on the Alphaline Entertainment service and the latest offerings from Sears and Kmart, visit http://www.alphalineentertainment.com/.

    About Sears Holdings Corporation

    Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth-largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. It is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.

    About Sonic Solutions

    Sonic Solutions® is powering the digital media ecosystem through its complete range of Hollywood to Home(TM) applications, services, and technologies. Sonic's Roxio products enable consumers to easily manage and enjoy personal media and premium Hollywood entertainment on a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology firms, professionals, businesses, and developers rely on Sonic to bring innovative digital media functionality to next-generation devices and platforms. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

    Sears Holdings Corporation

    CONTACT: Larry Costello of Sears Holdings, +1-847-286-9036,
    larry.costello@searshc.com; or Rory Swikle of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR,
    +1-847-286-8984, rory.swikle@eurorscg.com, for Sears Holdings

    Web Site: http://www.searsholdings.com/
    http://www.alphalineentertainment.com/




    Ford Introduces New Curve Control Technology to Help Protect Against Crashes on Curves

    DEARBORN, Mich., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    -- Ford is pioneering the next frontier of safety with crash-avoidance innovations such as Curve Control, which launches on the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer and rolls out to 90 percent of Ford's North American crossovers, sport utilities, trucks and vans by 2015 -- Curve Control is designed to help drivers maintain control of their vehicle when taking a curve too quickly, a situation found to contribute to approximately 50,000 crashes on curves each year in the U.S. alone -- Curve Control senses when a vehicle is entering a curve too quickly, and can apply four-wheel smart braking to reduce vehicle speed by up to 10 mph in approximately one second and help drivers follow their intended path -- The system will come standard on the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer, part of a suite of safety technologies on the reinvented SUV, including the first inflatable rear seat belt on the market

    Ford Motor Company today introduced a new innovation - Curve Control - designed to help drivers maintain control of their vehicles when taking a curve too quickly.

    Curve Control debuts as standard equipment on the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer going into production later this year, and will be offered on 90 percent of the company's North American crossovers, sport utilities, trucks and vans by 2015.

    The technology senses when a driver is taking a curve too quickly - a situation found to contribute to about 50,000 crashes each year in the U.S. - and rapidly reduces engine torque and can apply four-wheel braking, slowing the vehicle by up to 10 mph in about one second.

    "Too many accidents stem from drivers misjudging their speed going into curves and freeway off- and on-ramps," said Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. "Ford's Curve Control technology senses a potentially dangerous situation and reduces power and applies brakes more quickly than most drivers can react on their own."

    Curve Control is effective on dry or wet pavement, and is expected to be particularly useful when drivers are entering or exiting freeway on- or off-ramps with too much speed. When a vehicle enters a curve too fast, the system responds to the driver's steering input by rapidly reducing torque and increasing brake pressure to help keep the vehicle under control.

    The patent-pending system works by measuring how quickly the vehicle is turning and comparing that with how quickly the driver is trying to turn. When the vehicle is not turning as much as the driver is steering - also known as "pushing" - Curve Control activates. The system applies the precise amount of braking required on each wheel to enhance the individual wheel braking of the traditional stability control system.

    Based on Ford's exclusive AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control(TM)), Curve Control uses sensors to measure roll rate, yaw rate, lateral acceleration, wheel speed and steering wheel angle, and runs calculations based on those inputs 100 times every second.

    "Ford is developing technologies such as Curve Control and radar-based collision warning systems that can prevent crashes from happening in the first place," said Paul Mascarenas, Ford vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development. "These new active systems designed to prevent accidents are the perfect complement for Ford's leading passive safety systems - such as advanced airbags and high-strength vehicle structures - that protect occupants when a crash is inevitable."

    Curve Control is one of several new driver assist and safety technologies to be offered on the all-new Explorer. Other technologies include next-generation adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, state-of-the-art pressure-based airbag technology, the industry's first inflatable rear seat belts and intelligent four-wheel-drive terrain management system.

    Real-world benefits

    Ford safety researchers found through analysis of government crash data that approximately 50,000 crashes annually in the U.S. involve driving too fast on a curve.

    According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, freeway ramps "are the sites of far more crashes per miles driven than other segments of interstate highways." In that 2004 study of more than 1,100 urban freeway interchange crashes, vehicle speed was noted as a "primary crash contributor." About half of those interchange crashes occurred when at-fault drivers were in the process of exiting interstates and another 36 percent occurred when drivers were entering interstates.

    "While we strongly encourage our customers to drive at safe speeds, systems such as Curve Control can be useful in unexpected situations," said Ali Jammoul, Ford chief engineer, Chassis Systems.

    Ford's safety leadership record continues to grow

    Ford has been awarded more five-star U.S. government ratings and Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety than any other automaker.

    In 2009 Ford introduced radar-enabled adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert. These technologies - introduced on the new Ford Taurus and Fusion - help drivers avoid potentially dangerous crash situations by using radar to detect the relative position of other vehicles and warning the driver with a combination of visual and audio alerts.

    On the 2002 Explorer, Ford launched the industry's first rollover-activated side curtain airbags - called Safety Canopy® - as well as Roll Stability Control technology that goes beyond traditional stability control systems by measuring the vehicle's roll rate to enhance vehicle stability.

    Ford also introduced some of the industry's first pressure-based airbag technologies that help deploy side airbags up to 30 percent faster on the 2009 F-150 and 2010 Taurus.

    About Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 176,000 employees and about 80 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, production of which has been announced by the company to be ending in the fourth quarter of 2010, and, until its sale, Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit http://www.ford.com/.

    Ford Motor Company

    CONTACT: Wes Sherwood, Ford Motor Company, +1-313-390-5660,
    wsherwoo@ford.com

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

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    Farmer Mac Joins the Russell 3000® Index

    WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today announced that its Class C Non-Voting Common Stock joined the Russell 3000® Index when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 25, 2010.

    Michael Gerber, President and CEO of Farmer Mac, said, "We are very pleased to be a member of the Russell 3000® Index this year. We expect that being a part of the index will increase our exposure to the investment community and to potential new investors."

    Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in either the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index. Of those two indexes, Farmer Mac is included in the Russell 2000® Index based on its market capitalization.

    Farmer Mac is a stockholder-owned instrumentality of the United States chartered by Congress to establish a secondary market for agricultural real estate and rural housing mortgage loans and rural utilities loans and to facilitate capital market funding for USDA-guaranteed farm program and rural development loans. Additional information about Farmer Mac is available on its website at http://www.farmermac.com/.

    Farmer Mac

    CONTACT: Richard Eisenberg, (Investor Inquiries), Christopher Bohanon,
    (Media Inquiries), both of Farmer Mac, +1-202-872-7700

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




    New Season of TV Land's 'She's Got The Look' Premieres on Wednesday, August 25th With New Host Brooke Burke and Ten Women Over the Age of 35 Competing for a Second Chance at Their DreamsSix-Part Reality Series Which Taped in Los Angeles For The First Time Features New Judge - Supermodel and Runway Icon Roshumba Williams

    NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Land's competition reality series "She's Got The Look" has a whole new look when it returns for its third season on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 10PM ET/PT as the series introduces a new host - Brooke Burke ("Dancing With The Stars, "Wild On"); a new city - Los Angeles; a new judge - supermodel Roshumba Williams and ten new finalists all over the age of 35 competing for a second chance at their dreams. The TV Land PRIME original series is a collaboration with Wilhelmina Models, Inc. and sets out to discover a beautiful, sophisticated and confident woman over the age of 35 who has the potential to transform herself into a model, representing some of the most high-profile brands and highly-coveted campaigns in the fashion and beauty industries. The winner of the series receives a contract with Wilhelmina Models, Inc. and a photo spread in SELF Magazine. Also joining Roshumba Williams are returning judges, celebrity stylist Robert Verdi and Wilhelmina president Sean Patterson. Emmy® Award-Winner Allison Grodner ("Big Brother," "Blowout") returns as executive producer and has joined forces with executive producer Rich Meehan ("Big Brother") under their new banner, Fly On The Wall Entertainment. Rachel Tung is also executive producer. RoC® Skincare is the presenting sponsor of "She's Got The Look."

    "She's Got The Look" chronicles a nationwide model search resulting in 10 contenders coming to live together in Los Angeles as they compete in photo shoots, a video shoot and high fashion runway shows. The series is now playing in over 70 countries, with the first three seasons sold around the world. It can be seen in France, Italy, Israel, Australia, Israel, Thailand, Korea, Holland and South Africa. "She's Got The Look" is distributed worldwide by Fremantle Media.

    Throughout the past three seasons of "She's Got The Look," contestants have ranged from the ages of 35 to 72-years-old. The exposure and success from the series has secured a variety of top-tier bookings for many of the show's alumni with clients such as: Kmart, Verizon, AT&T, Nicole Miller Cosmetics, Hallmark, Microsoft, Toyota, Volvo and many more. These achievements illustrate the shows premise that beauty is timeless.

    From a certified bus mechanic to a trial lawyer to an Olympic trial swimmer to an insurance agent from Michigan and a grandmother of six, this season's finalists are all accomplished and diverse women with unique life stories competing for the grand prize.

    "This season of 'She's Got The Look' is even more exciting with a new host, new judge, new city and another amazing group of finalists, all 35 and older," states Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "The series is filled with transformations on the inside AND the outside and our viewers will be able to witness the amazing mentoring between the contestants and our judges."

    Sean Patterson, president of Wilhelmina Models, said, "We never thought we would be able to top the amazing cast of women in seasons 1 and 2, but somehow we did. The depth of life-experience, the willingness to learn and the beauty that we unearthed in the women combined for the most compelling season for the show so far."

    "SELF's message to our 6.7 million readers that beauty starts from the inner self matches the objective of 'She's Got the Look' - uncovering inspiring women who are their happiest, most confident and beautiful selves at any age," states Lucy Danziger, SELF Magazine Editor-in-Chief. "SELF encourages all women to continually challenge themselves to meet new goals and be their all around best, inside, outside and in the world. We call it being SELFy, and it's exciting and fun!"

    "She's Got The Look's" Ten Contestants Are: -------------------------------------- Marilin Archie, 38 ------------------ Hometown: Los Angeles, CA ------------------------- One would never guess that this mother of two is a certified bus mechanic for the Los Angeles Metro. Born and raised in South Central, Marilin experienced a rough childhood but describes herself as relatable and adaptable. With an atypical model body type, Marilin believes her exotic beauty and competitiveness will take her far in modeling. Annie Batista, 35 ----------------- Hometown: Brooklyn, NY ---------------------- A tried and true New Yorker, Annie manages a health club and works out religiously. One of four sisters, this Dominican-American has always been considered the taller, skinnier and more awkward one in the family. She's out to prove them wrong. Diane Capozzi, 39 ----------------- Hometown: Natick, MA -------------------- A top ten finalist after trying out three times for "She's Got The Look," Diane has always considered herself an outcast. She was the only African American daughter adopted into a white family and was a tomboy at an early age, but Diane found strength in her athleticism. As a competitive swimmer, she even went on to qualify for the Olympic trials! Regina "Nina" Cash, 43 ---------------------- Hometown: Long Beach, CA ------------------------ Nina grew up in a very traditional Catholic military family and describes her ethnic background as a "Heinz 57 mix" - she is of Filipino, Spanish, German, Japanese and Native American descent. Briefly working as a model at 25, she found herself pregnant and put her career aside to raise her child. Now Nina wants to pick up where she left off twenty years ago! Rachelle Love, 35 ----------------- Hometown: Memphis, TN --------------------- A self-described country girl, Rachelle did some modeling in her teens in the Dallas market but turned down a chance to go to Milan because she was homesick. This now more confident and mature phone operator and mother of two isn't going to let this second chance at modeling pass her by. Julie Love-Templeton, 36 ------------------------ Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL ------------------------ A true Southern Belle and former "Mrs. American," Julie is the youngest of 10 children. Wanting to impress her father, she followed in her parents' footsteps and became a trial lawyer. When her father passed away, she realized that she enjoyed being a lawyer only because it brought her closer to him. Even though Julie describes herself as a "bull in a china shop," she's always had the modeling bug. Kim Maier, 37 ------------- Hometown: Highland, MI ---------------------- Kim left her small Michigan hometown early to attend the Art Institute in New York City for photography. Her interest in modeling was fueled through photography, often finding herself in front of the lens. Despite her statuesque six-foot height, Kim refers to herself as quirky and a shy "shrinking violet." Susan Master, 54 ---------------- Hometown: Worthington, OH ------------------------- Susan may be the oldest of the competitors but this grandmother of six has the energy of girls half her age. She's modeled on and off in and around Columbus, OH for 30 years but always wondered if she could make it on a national level. At home, Susan is the bridge between generations, simultaneously taking care of her 93- year-old mother and her 7-year-old grandsons. Kathleen Neumann, 41 -------------------- Hometown: Livonia, MI --------------------- This petite 5'5" insurance agent knows she is not average model height, but that's not stopping her from pursuing her dream. Although Kathleen has never made it out of her hometown, this small town girl who is a single mom knows she's photogenic and has a shot in the industry. Jocelyn Williams, 40 -------------------- Hometown: Round Rock, TX ------------------------ This mother of three who married her high school sweetheart co-owns a security business but knows her true calling was to be a model. Jocelyn was once scouted while vacationing in NYC to be in a family magazine and was asked to play the part of a mother - ten years younger than her actual age! She believes that she's only gotten more striking over the years!

    Marco Bresaz, Keith Cox and Sal Maniaci serve as executive producers for TV Land; Sean Patterson and Corey Preston are executive producers from Wilhelmina.

    Please log onto http://www.tvlandpress.com/ for up-to-the-minute information, press releases and photos.

    TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

    About TV Land PRIME and TV Land

    TV Land PRIME is TV Land's programming destination designed for people in their forties and the exclusive home to the premieres of the network's original programming, contemporary television series acquisitions and movies. TV Land PRIME is part of TV Land, a network dedicated to presenting the best in entertainment on all platforms for Adults 25-54. Consisting of original programming, acquired shows, hit movies and full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

    About MTV Networks

    MTV Networks, a division of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

    About Wilhelmina

    Wilhelmina International, Inc. is one of the most prominent modeling agencies in the fashion and beauty industry worldwide. Wilhelmina was founded by supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper in 1967 and has since launched the careers of many superstars including Angelica Huston, Whitney Houston, Lauren Hutton, Mark Vanderloo, Gabriel Aubry, Alexandra Richards, Theodora Richards and more. Wilhelmina has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami as well as affiliate offices nationwide and Panama. http://www.wilhelmina.com/

    About SELF

    With a unique spirit of positivity, SELF Magazine reaches 6.7 million readers and provides a blueprint for the woman who wants to stay informed, get inspired, grow and achieve her personal goals. As the premier women's magazine of total well-being, SELF incorporates health and beauty, fitness and nutrition, happiness and personal style all in one package. SELF is published by Conde Nast, a division of Advance Publications, which operates in 24 countries and is the world leader in exceptional content creation. For more information, visit http://www.self.com/.

    About RoC®

    Established in France by a pharmacist and dermatologists, RoC® Skincare has been a leading French skincare brand since 1957, devoted to developing anti-aging skin care products that guarantee visible, lasting results for healthier, younger looking skin. Since its U.S. introduction in 1999, the RoC® Brand has been committed to working in partnership with dermatologists to introduce clinically proven, trusted products, leveraging breakthrough technology. Praised by women and skin care experts alike for its technology and innovation for more than 50 years, RoC® Skincare offers anti-aging facial care focused on the following benefits: Multi-Benefit, Anti-Wrinkle, Lifting and Firming, Even tone and texture. To learn more about the science behind RoC® Skincare, visit http://www.rocskincare.com/.

    TV Land

    CONTACT: Jennifer Zaldivar, TV Land, +1-212-846-8964,
    jennifer.zaldivar@tvland.com; Vanessa Reyes, TV Land, +1-310-752-8081,
    Vanessa.reyes@tvland.com

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




    Baby, It's Hot Outside, Stay HydratedNew Jersey American Water Reminds Customers that in this Hot Weather, if You are Thirsty, It's too Late

    VOORHEES, N.J., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that area temperatures are consistently in the low 80s or higher, New Jersey American Water reminds customers to stay hydrated as they participate in outdoor activities.

    The human body is more than 60 percent water, and even 2 percent dehydration can reduce a person's work capacity by 12 to 15 percent. When that happens, your body does not function properly and you can lose mental clarity. That can make you susceptible to poor decision making, accidents and injury. Continued exposure to heat without proper hydration could also lead to heat injuries such as cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

    "We encourage our customers to use common sense when outside working, exercising or even just relaxing in the sun. Don't push yourself beyond your limits and keep your fluid intake up," said New Jersey American Water President John Bigelow. "There's nothing more refreshing than a cool glass of water after you've been out in the heat. And remember, water is a precious natural resource that maintains vitality and should be used wisely."

    Medical experts agree that in hot and humid weather, you need to consume extra quantities of water because of the loss of water through sweat. Unfortunately, by the time you get thirsty, you're probably already partially dehydrated. With that in mind, do not use thirst alone as a guide for when to get something to drink. It is recommended that you consume at least eight to 10 glasses of water each day, but the ideal amount varies with the individual and conditions such as activity.

    Follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter at twitter.com/njamwater

    New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water , is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting http://www.amwater.com/.

    New Jersey American Water

    CONTACT: Richard Barnes, New Jersey American Water, +1-856-782-2371,
    richard.barnes@amwater.com

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




    International Drug & Explosives Detection Company IDenta Corp Updates USA Marketing

    JERUSALEM, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDenta Corp. (PINKSHEETS: IDTA) CEO Yaacov Shoham today issued the following statement concerning the American markets.

    "IDenta's new marketing representative for the US is in Israel to meet with executives of Identa Corp. to establish an aggressive marketing plan to continue and enlarge our penetration in the American Homeland Security market."

    Meetings will take place for the next three days.

    The new rep has a very impressive record in marketing and sales in the USA military and home land security markets and is based in New York.

    Commented Mr. Shoham, "We are very excited to be working with our new US rep. and as a result, expect to see an increase in our market share in the US homeland security sector."

    Information concerning IDenta's entire product line may be found at http://www.identa.biz/

    ABOUT IDENTA

    Since 2003, IDenta Corporation has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development of proprietary on-site drug, drug precursor and explosive detection kits. IDenta develops, manufactures and distributes products for both the professional and civil markets which consistently pass the highest qualifications and testing procedures of law enforcement and security agencies around the world.

    DISCLAIMER

    Certain of the statements contained herein may be, within the meaning of the federal securities laws, "forward-looking statements" that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties 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. These forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations as of the date hereof, and the company does not undertake any responsibility to update any of these statements in the future.

    For Investor Relations, lobbying interests or information concerning IDenta's products internationally or the development of new chemical detectors, contact: Yaacov Shoham, IDenta Corp., CEO, Tel: +972-52-6554487, fpi@drugsdetector.com, http://www.identa.biz/.

    Contact: Yaacov Shoham IDenta Corp. CEO Tel: +972-52-6554487 fpi@drugsdetector.com http://www.identa.biz/

    IDenta Corp.

    CONTACT: Contact: Yaacov Shoham, IDenta Corp., CEO, Tel:
    +972-52-6554487, fpi@drugsdetector.com




    Lockheed Martin's Chelmsford Facility Earns a Second Prestigious Department of Defense Security Award

    CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's Chelmsford Operations has been awarded the prestigious James S. Cogswell Award for Outstanding Industrial Security. Of the more than 13,000 defense contractors that are subject to annual inspection in the National Industrial Security Program, only nine were honored with a Cogswell Award this year.

    It is the second Cogswell Award for the Chelmsford Operations facility, which received its first Cogswell Award for security excellence in 2006.

    The company received the honor June 16 during the annual National Classification Management Society training seminar in Reno, NV. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control's Jack Belcher, director and general manager in Chelmsford; Joe Souza, facility security officer in Chelmsford; Mark Lucas, director of Security Services; Dan Ivey, director and deputy of Security Services; and Jennifer Rossignol, senior security manager, accepted the honor on behalf of the company.

    "We are extremely proud to have achieved this distinction," said Mark Lucas, director of Security Services for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "We owe it to our Warfighters and to our country to protect critical defense information, products and people at our sites. We are extremely pleased that the Defense Security Service has recognized our employees' commitment to security excellence."

    The Cogswell Award, established in 1966, is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which include an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information. This partnership ultimately ensures the greatest protection for the U.S. Warfighter and our Nation's classified information. The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence.

    "I am very proud of the Lockheed Martin Chelmsford team and their commitment to excellence in support of our Warfighters," said Jack Belcher, Chelmsford Operations site director and general manager. "The protection of our facilities and the classified information contained therein is a demanding task, and our employees have demonstrated their commitment to security time and time again with respect to this vital responsibility."

    The award criteria focus on principles of industrial security excellence. Factors include establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements, and providing leadership to other cleared facilities in establishing best practices while maintaining the highest standards for security.

    The Cogswell Award selection process is rigorous. A Defense Security Service (DSS) Industrial Security Representative may only nominate facilities that have at a minimum two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and which show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. The Cogswell Award is given for outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility's security program. DSS makes the final selections.

    In addition to the Cogswell Award, Lockheed Martin's Chelmsford Operations was rated "superior" for its industrial security program by DSS in October 2009. This was the fourth consecutive superior rating for the facility.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.

    For additional information, visit Lockheed Martin's Web site:

    http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

    Lockheed Martin

    CONTACT: Amanda Wiley, +1-407-356-0524, amanda.g.wiley@lmco.com

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




    Axius, Inc. Press Release

    TORONTO, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On June 28, 2010, AXIUS, INC. (OTCBB: AXIU), former President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer and Director, along with our former Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Director, purchased AXIUS' business in exchange for the forgiveness of $20,000 in debts owed to them.

    At the same time these individuals resigned from all positions held with AXIUS. Simultaneously, United Management Ltd. ("United Management") owned 50% by Roland Kaufman and 50% by Thierry Isaia and located at 6A Easa Al Gurg Tower, 6th Floor, Baiyas Road, P.O. Box 186549, Dubai UAE purchased an aggregate of one million two hundred thousand (1,200,000) restricted shares of Company common stock from its now former officers and/or directors and United Management now owns approximately 56% of all outstanding AXIUS common stock.

    The new officers and directors of the Company are Roland Kaufman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer and Director and John Figliolini, Secretary/Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Director. For background information with respect to the new officers and directors, see our Form 8-K/A as filed with the SEC on June 2, 2010 at Item 5.02 thereof.

    New management is in the process of determining the course(s) of business and/or acquisition of assets that the Company may intend to pursue. In that regard, AXIUS intends to link world cultures and business enterprise together under a common umbrella in Dubai, UAE; its mission being to improve business effectiveness within the Middle East and Africa region, by integrating International Business Standards to its clientele.

    AXIUS will be making public news announcements as and when warranted of its activities.

    Axius, Inc.

    CONTACT: AXIUS, Inc., Corporate Address, Axius Inc,, c/o HMM L.L.C., Al
    Habtoor Tower, 28th Floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, http://www.axius-inc.com/;
    info@axius-inc.com




    Northrop Grumman Discusses Capabilities in Electronic Warfare Interoperability for UAE at Defense Sensors Technology Conference

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Northrop Grumman, principal VIP sponsor, presents world leading capability in airborne early warning and control

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will be participating at the Defense Sensors Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE where it will highlight its wide range of industry-leading capabilities in electronic warfare (EW) interoperability and EW's contribution to the overall surveillance picture among its airborne early warning and control systems.

    The conference organized by Tangent Link will be held at the Abu Dhabi Officer's Club on 29-30 June 2010. Northrop Grumman is the principal VIP sponsor.

    Brigadier General Saeed Obaid Al-Kaabi, Chief of Staff of the combined UAE Armed Forces said, "The aim of this inaugural EW conference is to focus on the needs of the EW and intelligence community and to offer an opportunity for industry to demonstrate its advanced technical solutions; solutions that might well have a practical application for the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates as it seeks to build and develop its joint C4ISR capabilities, and in particular EW architecture. I am delighted that a prestigious company such as Northrop Grumman has agreed to support the event as the principal VIP sponsor and look forward with great interest to a challenging two day conference and one that I hope will lead to a better and more productive engagement with industry."

    This event in association with the UAE Armed Forces will be held to discuss operational considerations in EW sensor exploitation, intelligence production and information dissemination.

    "The UAE represents an important partnership for Northrop Grumman and we recognize the country's changing needs particularly in electronic warfare and homeland defence," said Jerry Spruill, director, AEW&C International Programs, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector. "The 21st century battle space has dramatically changed and electronic warfare is a vital element in staying one step ahead of the threat. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's robust capabilities provide access to the battle space, degrade the enemy's capability to attack, and, most importantly, save lives."

    Northrop Grumman's Steve Goldfein, director of Strategic Analysis and Douglas Raaberg, director of Business Development for Air Force & Air National Guard Programs will address the conference on EW interoperability and integration into the ISTAR picture based. The conference address will focus on the company's world-leading capability in airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program has modernized the E-2 weapon system by providing a new, more powerful radar and other avionics systems to create an advanced AEW&C. The EW capabilities of the E-2D contribute to both the tactical target identification and critical threat data collection.

    Northrop Grumman has had an active presence in the Middle East for more than a decade with its regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and has well-established partnerships with the UAE and other countries in the region in support of a variety of defence and civil programmes. In 2008, the company further expanded its industry footprint by opening an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Nathan Drevna, +1-703-741-7393, (office), or +1-571-286-8440, (mobile), Nathan.Drevna@ngc.com, or Ken Beedle, +44-(0)-207-747-1910, or +44-(0)-7787-174092, Ken.beedle@euro.ngc.com, both of Northrop Grumman Corporation




    PPL Completes Equity Portion of Financing for E.ON U.S. Acquisition

    ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL Corporation today (6/28) announced the settlement of its concurrent offerings of common stock and equity units to complete the equity portion of the financing for the acquisition of E.ON U.S., LLC, the parent company of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

    PPL issued a total of 103.5 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $24.00 per share, including additional shares purchased by underwriters to cover over-allotments.

    PPL also issued 23 million equity units, each with a stated amount of $50.00, for an aggregate amount of $1.15 billion, which includes additional units purchased by the underwriters to cover over-allotments.

    "We're very pleased with the results of this equity offering, and with the strong interest shown by investors," said James H. Miller, chairman, president and chief executive officer of PPL. "We believe the high level of interest in this offering is one more indication of the value of this acquisition for our shareowners."

    BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse were the lead book running managers for both the common stock and equity unit offerings. Citi, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities were joint book runners for the common stock offering. Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan and UBS Investment Bank were joint book runners for the equity unit offering.

    PPL Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pa., owns or controls nearly 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets and delivers electricity to about 4 million customers in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.

    This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law of any such jurisdiction. This offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained when available from:

    BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080 Attn: Preliminary Prospectus Department. or Credit Suisse Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010

    PPL Corporation

    CONTACT: For news media, Dan McCarthy, +1-610-774-5997, or for financial
    analysts, Joseph P. Bergstein, +1-610-774-5609, both of PPL Corporation

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




    FiberTower Added to Russell 3000, Global and Microcap Indexes

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FiberTower Corporation , a wireless backhaul services provider, has been added to the Russell 3000, Global and Microcap Indexes effective after the close of trading on Friday, June 25, 2010, and remains in place for one year.

    FiberTower's president and CEO, Kurt Van Wagenen, said: "We are pleased to have earned inclusion in the Russell Indexes, which are important tools to raise awareness of our company within the investment community."

    Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the indexes means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

    Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading $3.9 trillion in assets currently are benchmarked to them. These investment tools originated from Russell's multi-manager investment business in the early 1980s when the company saw the need for a more objective, market-driven set of benchmarks in order to evaluate outside investment managers.

    Total returns data for the Russell 3000 and other Russell Indexes is available at http://www.russell.com/Indexes/performance/default.asp.

    About FiberTower

    FiberTower is a backhaul and access services provider focused primarily on the wireless carrier market. With its extensive spectrum footprint in 24 GHz and 39 GHz bands, carrier-class fiber and microwave networks in 13 major markets and master service agreements with nine U.S. wireless carriers, FiberTower is considered to be the leading alternative carrier for wireless backhaul. FiberTower also provides backhaul and access service to government and enterprise markets. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.fibertower.com/.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This news release includes "forward-looking" statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, in its rules, regulations and releases. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts, including statements regarding, among other things, our financial and business prospects, anticipated customer growth, and expansion plans. There are many risks, uncertainties and other factors that can prevent the achievement of goals or cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements including, among other things, those risk factors described in the Company's Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC.

    FiberTower Corporation

    CONTACT: Ornella Napolitano, VP and Treasurer of FiberTower Corporation,
    +1-415-659-3510, onapolitano@fibertower.com; or Investors, Cathy Mattison of
    Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc., +1-415-433-3777, cmattison@lhai.com, for
    FiberTower Corporation

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




    Saft Signs a new Multi-Year LTA With EADS Astrium to Power all GEO Satellites

    PARIS, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - New Multi-Year LTA (Long Term Agreement) to Supply Onboard Li-ion Battery Technology for Eurostar GEO Platform Renews and Extends Previous Agreement

    Saft has signed a new multi-year LTA (Long Term Agreement) with Astrium to supply the onboard lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery modules for every Eurostar GEO (Geosynchronous Earth Orbit) communications satellite to be built over the next years. This latest LTA renews and extends the previous agreement between Saft and Astrium that commenced in 2006.

    The new LTA covers the supply of the onboard battery modules, built with Saft's high-energy VES140 and VES 180 cells, for the latest version of the Eurostar GEO platform, the E3000. The Li-ion batteries will provide a compact, weight-saving source of reliable backup power to maintain the continuous operation of the satellites during the twice-yearly eclipse periods when their solar panels are not able to generate sufficient electrical power.

    "Saft and Astrium have worked in close cooperation since the mid 1990s and together we were the first to successfully demonstrate Li-ion batteries in orbit, starting a revolution in communications satellite power," says Philippe Jehanno, General Manager of Saft's Space and Defence Division. "This new and extended LTA further consolidates our relationship with this major prime contractor and also reinforces Saft's position as Europe's leading supplier of battery systems for GEO satellite projects."

    A number of Eurostar E3000 satellites will feature Saft's latest Li-ion technology in the form of the new VES 180 cells that offer the highest specific energy (Wh/kg) of any battery chemistry currently available. This will enable the satellite designers to save weight on the battery so that more of the payload can be utilized for revenue earning equipment.

    The VES 140 and VES 180 cells are manufactured in Saft's industrial factory in Bordeaux, France and integrated into battery modules and fully tested at Saft's facility In Poitiers, France, before delivery to Astrium in Toulouse for assembly of the E3000 satellite batteries.

    About Saft

    Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry. Saft batteries are used in high performance applications, such as industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, space and defence. Saft is the world's leading manufacturer of nickel batteries for industrial applications and of primary lithium batteries for a wide range of end markets. The group is also the European leader for specialised advanced technologies for the defence and space industries and world leader in lithium-ion satellite batteries. Saft is also delivering its lithium-ion technology to new applications in clean vehicles and renewable energy storage. With approximately 4,000 employees worldwide, Saft is present in 18 countries. Its 15 manufacturing sites and extensive sales network enable the group to serve its customers worldwide. Saft is listed in the SBF 120 index on the Paris Stock Market.

    For more information, visit Saft at http://www.saftbatteries.com/

    Saft

    CONTACT: Press contacts: Wayne Pitt, Saft Specialty Battery Group,
    Marketing & Business, Development Manager, Tel: +33(1)49-93-18-65, e-mail:
    wayne.pitt@saftbatteries.com, Jill Ledger, Saft Communications Director, Tel:
    + 33(1)49-93-17-77; e-mail:jill.ledger@saftbatteries.com




    Saint-Gobain Sells its "Advanced Ceramics" Business to CoorsTek for 245 Million Dollars

    COURBEVOIE, France, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saint-Gobain has signed an agreement for the sale of its "Advanced Ceramics" business to the US company CoorsTek, for a total (enterprise value) of 245 million US dollars (about 200 million euros). Manufactured and marketed by Saint-Gobain's Ceramic Materials activity, these products are ceramic components: hot surface igniters, electro-ceramic parts for household appliances, ceramic balls for high-performance bearings, automobile water pump seals, special components for the semiconductor industry, agricultural spray nozzles, and other dense alumina components. In 2009, Saint-Gobain's "Advanced Ceramics" business reported sales of 135 million euros, with more than 1,100 employees spread out over 14 sites in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

    Saint-Gobain accepted the offer of CoorsTek, a major global and historic stakeholder in the advanced ceramics industry, given that this company has the investment resources and R&D capacity to allow the businesses sold to capitalize on new synergy for their international development.

    With this divestment, Saint-Gobain's Ceramic Materials activity is continuing to implement dynamic management of its business portfolio by favoring activities with high technological content, in which it enjoys a leadership position in terms of innovation and product development.

    This divestment is subjected to approval by the US and Brazilian anti-trust authorities.

    More about Saint-Gobain

    Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2009 sales of EUR37.8 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has more than 190,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, please visit http://www.saint-gobain.com/.

    More about CoorsTek

    CoorsTek is the leading technical ceramics manufacturer headquartered in North America with facilities in Europe and Asia. CoorsTek supplies critical components and complete assemblies for defense, medical, automotive, semiconductor, aerospace, electronic, power generation, telecommunication, and other high-technology applications. Utilizing advanced material technologies, the company's engineered solutions enable its customers' products to overcome technological barriers and improve performance. For more information about CoorsTek, please visit http://www.coorstek.com/.

    Analyst & Investor relations Florence Triou-Teixeira +33-1-47-62-45-19 Etienne Humbert +33-1-47-62-30-49 Vivien Dardel +33-1-47-62-44-29 Press relations Sophie Chevallon +33-1-47-62-30-48 Sonia Hauseux +33-1-47-62-37-75

    Saint-Gobain

    CONTACT: Analyst & Investor relations: Florence Triou-Teixeira
    +33-1-47-62-45-19; Etienne Humbert +33-1-47-62-30-49; Vivien Dardel
    +33-1-47-62-44-29; Press relations: Sophie Chevallon +33-1-47-62-30-48; Sonia
    Hauseux +33-1-47-62-37-75




    European Capital Announces Completion of Debt Restructuring

    ST. PETER PORT, Guernsey, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- European Capital Limited ("European Capital") announced today that it has recently completed the restructuring and partial retirement of its debt. European Capital's parent company, American Capital, Ltd., is also announcing today completion of its debt restructuring.

    On 18 December 2009, European Capital's wholly owned subsidiary ECAS S.a r.l. amended its existing secured multi-currency credit facility into a term facility. As of 31 May 2010, the balance under the facility was euro 272 million. Interest on the borrowings under this amended facility is charged at Euribor or LIBOR, depending on the currency of the borrowing, plus a margin of 2.5%, and a Program Fee of either 5.0% or 7.5%, paid in kind, based on the amount outstanding under the facility as shown in the table below. This facility is collateralized by the assets of ECAS S.a r.l. The facility matures on 31 December 2011, with all scheduled principal amortization until 30 June 2011 already met.

    Program Fee declines as principal is repaid: Advances outstanding Program fee Greater than euro 200 million 7.5% Less than euro 200 million 5.0%

    As of 4 March 2010, European Capital S.A. SICAR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of European Capital, paid down the remaining euro 85 million balance on its unsecured multi-currency revolving credit facility. American Capital funded $75 million to European Capital S.A. SICAR as a bridge loan. As of 31 May 2010, the amount outstanding under the bridge loan was $15 million.

    European Capital now has euro 283 million of secured debt, euro 142 million of unsecured debt and euro 168 million of securitized debt and has approximately euro 583 million of net asset value.

    "I am pleased to complete the amendment and partial retirement of European Capital's debt, having delevered our balance sheet by more than euro 201 million over the past six months," said Malon Wilkus, Chairman and Director, European Capital Limited. "This should enhance shareholder value and provides us with a capital structure to continue to finance and grow our portfolio companies. Since November 2009, European Capital has had euro 224 million in realizations, which has resulted in significant deleveraging."

    ABOUT EUROPEAN CAPITAL

    European Capital is an investment company for pan-European equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments with euro 1.2 billion in assets under management. It is managed by European Capital Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited ("ECFSG" or the "Investment Manager"), a wholly-owned affiliate of American Capital, Ltd.

    ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL

    American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager with $14 billion in capital resources under management. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. Founded in 1986, American Capital currently has eight offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For further information, please refer to http://www.americancapital.com/.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of European Capital and/or American Capital are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional, national or international economic conditions, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which European Capital and/or American Capital has made investments.

    Contact: Tom McHale, Director, +1 (301) 951-6122 European Capital Financial Services Limited Juan Carlos Morales Cortes, Operations and Finance Director, +44 20 7539 7000 European Capital Financial Services Limited Info@EuropeanCapital.com http://www.europeancapital.com/

    European Capital Limited

    CONTACT: Tom McHale, Director, European Capital Financial Services
    Limited, +1-301-951-6122, or Juan Carlos Morales Cortes, Operations and
    Finance Director, European Capital Financial Services Limited,
    +44-20-7539-7000

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




    Promethean Brings 21st Century Learning Solutions to All Communities with the ActivClassroom in MotionTeachers, Technology Directors and Administrators Attending ISTE 2010 are Invited to Jump on the Bus!

    DENVER, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Promethean, a global leader of interactive classroom technology, invites educators, technology directors and school officials to experience a 21st century learning environment aboard the ActivClassroom in Motion, a 36-foot RV-styled bus that has been transformed into an interactive classroom on wheels.

    (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100602/NY27562) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100602/NY27562)

    Unveiled for the first time to a national audience at the 2010 Annual Conference for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE 2010), this mobile classroom showcases Promethean's latest interactive learning solutions. A complete schedule of events being held on the bus can be found online at: http://www.prometheanworld.com/iste2010.

    The ActivClassroom in Motion is equipped with interactive whiteboards with projectors (ActivBoard), hand-held learner response systems (ActivExpression and ActiVote), and other supporting technology products that when used with ActivInspire, Promethean's proprietary education software, powers the ActivClassroom.

    "We believe in the power of technology and are committed to giving educators the tools, software and support they need to transform their classrooms into dynamic, engaging and thriving learning environments where all students can reach their full academic potential," explained Mark Elliott, President of North America, Promethean, Inc. "Our customers tell us that our interactive learning solutions keep students engaged and we know from independent studies that when used effectively and consistently that our education solutions lead to increased student achievement."

    About Promethean Promethean - Lighting the flame of learning

    Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and training at all ages around the world. It does so by creating, developing, supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology and by encouraging the growth of the world's largest online teacher community in this field. In these ways, Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of 21st century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers alike.

    The market for interactive learning technology is fast growing and global. In this market, Promethean is a world leader. Developed for teachers, Promethean's ActivClassroom brings together its interactive display systems (ActivBoard), its learner response systems (ActiVote and ActivExpression), and its suite of specialized teaching software (ActivInspire). They change how teachers and classes engage and interact, how students learn and how they are monitored and assessed.

    Beyond the classroom, Promethean provides comprehensive training and support and, with over 650,000 members, the rapidly growing Promethean Planet (http://www.prometheanplanet.com/) is the world's largest online community for users of interactive display system technology, providing user-generated and premium content, and is a forum for teachers to exchange ideas and experience.

    Headquartered in the UK and listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol 'PRW'), Promethean's technology is today helping educate over 12 million individuals in over 500,000 classrooms in some 100 countries. http://www.prometheanworld.com/.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100602/NY27562
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com
    http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100602/NY27562 Promethean

    CONTACT: Press Inquiries: Jodie Pozo-Olano, Head of Public Relations -
    Promethean North America, +1-540-270-7819,
    Jodie.Pozo-Olano@PrometheanWorld.com; or Promethean Press Office, +44
    (0)1254-290-752, public.relations@prometheanworld.com

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




    Colliers International Hosts Global Leadership Summit in Manhattan--Top Executives From Around the Globe Strategize, Interface with Clients; Acclaimed Writer Malcolm Gladwell Delivers Rousing Talk--

    SEATTLE and NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International's top executives representing offices worldwide converged in Manhattan last week to attend the organization's first annual Global Leadership Summit. The three-day event, which consisted of high-level strategy sessions and client meetings, culminated with a keynote speech by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.

    The renowned author of such best-selling books as "Blink" and "The Tipping Point" dazzled the standing-room only crowd at the Jazz at Lincoln Center theater. He offered his compelling and uncanny take on success, adversity and why the most highly effective organizations continually invest in talented people, create a culture that encourages experimentation, and understand that success is the result of sustained, diligent effort honing one's craft.

    Douglas P. Frye, global CEO of Colliers International, who formally introduced Malcolm Gladwell to the audience, identified several parallels of thought leadership between the enterprising spirit of Colliers International and Malcolm Gladwell as a starkly original writer.

    "Our Global Leadership Summit was a success on so many levels and in so many ways," Frye said. "And it was fitting that Malcolm Gladwell addressed our team and our clients, since our global enterprise truly reflects many of the entrepreneurial qualities that Malcolm so eloquently identified as critical ingredients of a successful organization. We have, and continue, to invest in our talented professionals; we embrace the notion that intelligent experimentation can lead to extraordinary outcomes; and, in fact, our business model defies industry convention. Our approach is counter-intuitive."

    Counter-intuitive is an understatement. Unlike the vast majority of real estate firms that have fallen prey to the global recession and retrenched operations, Colliers International continues to expand throughout the world and, most recently, here in the United States. The organization's rebranding and investment campaign, part of a broader effort undertaken by its offices across the U.S. and around the globe, brings Colliers International real estate experts and service lines together under one banner as a single organization. In late April, Colliers International combined operations and global real estate services platforms with FirstService Real Estate Advisors, which also began operating as Colliers International, forming one of the world's largest commercial real estate services organizations.

    "Our efforts towards becoming the market leader in the United States are beginning to pay dividends," said Dylan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer for Colliers International in the U.S. "Spending time with colleagues and clients from all over the world was an amazing opportunity to reflect on what we've done and - - more importantly - - to decisively map out our future. It's safe to say that you'll be hearing a lot more about Colliers international over the next few years, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

    About Colliers International

    Colliers International is the third largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 15,000 professionals operating out of more than 480 offices in 61 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.

    Contacts: Russ Colchamiro, Richard Mulieri The Marino Organization 212-889-0808 Russ@themarino.org, Richard@themarino.org

    Colliers International

    CONTACT: Russ Colchamiro, Russ@themarino.org, Richard Mulieri,
    Richard@themarino.org, both of The Marino Organization, +1-212-889-0808




    American Capital Completes Restructuring Transaction; Will Host Conference Call on June 28 at 3:00 PM EDT

    BETHESDA, Md., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Capital Ltd. (the "Company") announced that effective today, it has restructured its unsecured revolving line of credit facility and has accepted and is closing private exchange offers for its public and private notes, reducing its debt by $1.03 billion. The Company will hold a call to discuss the terms of the transaction on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM EDT.

    The transaction covers substantially all of the Company's $2.4 billion of outstanding unsecured indebtedness and involves conversion of the line of credit into a term loan facility and the exchange or repayment of outstanding public and private notes. Under the terms of the transaction, lenders and noteholders had the option of receiving either cash or new secured debt, in each case in the full principal amount of their pre-transaction debt. Lenders and noteholders holding $1.03 billion of debt selected or otherwise received 100% cash for their debt, while lenders and noteholders holding $1.31 billion of debt, 56% of pre-transaction debt, elected to receive new secured loans or notes of various series.

    Effective upon closing the transaction, the Company has $1.31 billion of secured debt, $11 million of unsecured debt and $1.61 billion of securitized debt and holds approximately $240 million of unrestricted cash and marketable securities on its balance sheet.

    American Capital also announced today that its wholly owned affiliate European Capital Limited has completed a restructuring and partial retirement of its debt.

    "I am extremely pleased that we have completed the refinancing of American Capital's debt, which delevers our balance sheet by more than $1 billion," stated Malon Wilkus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Together with the European Capital debt restructuring, this transaction should enhance shareholder value and provide us with a capital structure to continue to finance and grow our portfolio companies and to originate new investments. The merger and acquisition environment is beginning to perk up, with a growing number of attractive investment opportunities, while the banking industry continues to be highly restrictive in providing middle market growth and transaction financing. As one of the largest sources of middle market and mezzanine finance, we intend to pursue the best opportunities in this attractive environment."

    Participants electing notes had the option to select either fixed rate or floating rate notes. The interest rate on the new secured loans and floating rate notes, which represent 21% of the new secured debt, is LIBOR plus an interest rate margin of 650 basis points, with a 2% LIBOR floor. When the outstanding balance of the new secured debt is below $1.0 billion, the interest rate margin will decline to 550 basis points. Fixed rate notes, which represent 79% of the new secured debt, will bear interest at a rate of 8.96%, declining to 7.96% when the principal amount of the new secured debt is below $1.0 billion.

    Secured notes received by former holders of the unsecured public notes, which total $528 million, have no scheduled amortization before their December 31, 2013 maturity, and are entitled to certain prepayment fees if redeemed prior to August 1, 2012. Secured loans and notes received by other creditors, which total $779 million and also mature on December 31, 2013, are subject to scheduled amortization and amortization from a portion of the proceeds of asset dispositions, excess cash flow and certain capital raising activities, although there is no scheduled amortization on the amortizing debt until December 31, 2012. However, the Company is entitled to retain the first $580 million that would be otherwise payable from pledged asset dispositions, excess cash flow and capital raising activities for new investments or other general corporate purposes.

    After the $580 million threshold is reached, the Company is required to pay 50% of realized proceeds from dispositions of pledged assets and annual excess cash flow, which is reduced to 25% when the outstanding balance of the new secured debt is less than $950 million. Also, most proceeds from future debt raises and, after June 2012, 50% of proceeds of equity raises must be used to retire the new secured debt, after the $580 million threshold is reached. If, for example, the $580 million credit were applied solely to Company dispositions of pledged assets (i.e., no other prepayment events had occurred), the Company would retain 100% of the first $1.16 billion from such dispositions, assuming the 50% sharing provision were in effect.

    The scheduled principal amortizations on the amortizing debt are as follows:

    Minimum Amortization to Avoid Higher Interest Date Amortization Rates(1) December 31, 2011 $0 $70,427,006 June 30, 2012 $0 $100,000,000 December 31, 2012 $120,427,006(2) $300,000,000 ----------------- -------------- ------------ June 30, 2013 $500,000,000(3) $350,000,000 ------------- -------------- ------------ (1) Annual interest rates will increase by 50 basis points for each additional amortization that is not met until such payments are made. (2) Reflects utilization of permitted principal amortization deferral of $200,000,000. (3) Reflects payment of scheduled amortization amount of $300,000,000 and payment of deferred amortization of $200,000,000.

    The new debt is secured by liens on substantially all of the Company's assets. At closing, a 2% fee, or $26 million, was paid on the $1.31 billion of new secured debt. A 1% extension fee will be paid on the outstanding balance as of December 30, 2011 and December 31, 2012. Approximately $11 million in principal amount of the Company's unsecured public notes did not participate in the transaction and will remain outstanding on an unsecured basis and without financial covenants, as a result of amendments adopted through a consent solicitation conducted simultaneously with the exchange offers.

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP served as principal external legal counsel to the Company. Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, served as financial advisor to the Company.

    The Company will hold a call to discuss the restructuring on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM EDT. Shareholders, prospective shareholders and analysts may listen to the shareholder call via a live webcast, free of charge, at http://www.americancapital.com/ or by dialing (877) 569-8701 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (574) 941-7382 (international). Please provide the operator with the conference ID number 84840387. If you do not plan on asking a question on the call and have access to the internet, please take advantage of the webcast.

    A slide presentation will accompany the shareholder call and will be available at http://www.americancapital.com/. Select the Restructuring Update Presentation link to download and print the presentation in advance of the shareholder call.

    An archived audio of the call combined with the slide presentation will be made available on our website after the call on June 28. In addition, there will be a phone recording available from 4:30 pm EDT June 28, 2010 until 11:59 pm EDT July 12, 2010. If you are interested in hearing the recording of the presentation, please access the webcast for free on our website or dial (800) 642-1687 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (706) 645-9291 (international). The access code for both domestic and international callers is 84840387.

    For further information, please contact Investor Relations at (301) 951-5917 or IR@AmericanCapital.com.

    ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL

    American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. Founded in 1986, American Capital has $14 billion in capital resources under management and eight offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. American Capital and its affiliates will consider investment opportunities from $5 million to $100 million. For further information, please refer to http://www.americancapital.com/.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of American Capital are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional, national or international economic conditions or changes in the conditions of the industries in which American Capital has made investments.

    Contact:

    Investors - (301) 951-5917

    American Capital Ltd.

    CONTACT: Investors, +1-301-951-5917

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




    Spare Backup, Inc. Begins Expansion in Asia Pacific, Launches Team of New Sales RepresentativesTom Chin begins to assemble a seasoned team as the company adds Peter Chang as Sales Representative in Taiwan

    PALM DESERT, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spare Backup, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SPBU) , an industry-leading provider of automated, online backup applications for home users and small businesses, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Ching Pu Technology, Inc., headed by Peter Chang, to lead its sales activities in Taiwan. Peter Chang will be working closely with Spare Backup Advisor and industry and region veteran Tom Chin to build Spare Backup's sales and customer facing initiatives in the country. This is the first step in Mr. Chin's plan to assist Spare Backup in building a world class international sales team, leveraging his experience and relationships in Asia Pacific.

    Mr. Chang will initially focus his efforts in helping the company with its channel partnerships, OEM relationships and sales. Mr. Chang brings deep sales and partnerships experience in Taiwan to Spare. He has worked closely in the past with Mr. Chin and has a long history selling successfully and building sales organizations in Taiwan.

    Most recently Mr. Chang was the Country Manager in Taiwan for Network Appliance (NetApp), where he worked with all of the largest accounts in Taiwan, including HTC, Acer, Asus, Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone Telecom and Taiwan Cellular. Prior to NetApp, Mr. Chang was the Country Manager in Taiwan for Adaptec. Mr. Chang also has experience as the APAC Sales Manager for Future Domain. Mr. Chang has won numerous awards and has been recognized for outstanding performance throughout his career, earning President's Club honors eight times at NetApp and Adaptec. He has served in technical roles throughout his career, with a strong background in technology engineering. Mr. Chang has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Feng Chia University, Taiwan.

    Tom Chin, Advisor at Spare Backup, Inc., commented, "Peter is an amazing Country Manager and he is one of the strongest sales people that I have ever worked with. His deep network of relationships and his comprehensive understanding of the Channel, OEM, Sales and White Label marketplaces in Taiwan are second to none and will serve Spare Backup well. Peter and his team achieve results and are a great addition to the Spare Backup organization and position the company to begin its expansion into Asia with the right person to make things move quickly and generate rapid success. I look forward to working closely with Peter again as we build Spare Backup's presence and performance in Asia Pacific."

    Commenting on Peter Chang's new relationship with Spare Backup, Stephen Meyer stated, "Tom Chin has a long history of success working with Peter Chang at NetApp and Adaptec and we are excited to have them team up again here at Spare Backup. Peter has a proven track record in generating sales results in Taiwan and his network of contacts and relationships is something that we hope to leverage as we build our footprint in the region. Taiwan is an important market and Peter's knowledge of the storage space is a critical element for us. Peter is positioned to get things moving quickly for Spare Backup in Asia Pacific as we work to establish ourselves as the leader in the automated online backup sector and cloud services. "

    For additional information, visit http://www.sparebackup.com/. About Spare Backup, Inc.:

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

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking information made on the company's behalf. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address the company's expectations of sources of capital or which express the company's expectation for the future with respect to financial performance or operating strategies can be identified as forward-looking statements. Such statements made by the company are based on knowledge of the environment in which it operates, but because of the possibility of unknown factors, as well as other factors beyond the control of the company, actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement. An investment in our common stock involves a significant degree of risk. You should not invest in our common stock unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. You should consider carefully all risk factors and other information in our annual report and quarterly filings before deciding to invest in our common stock. If any of the following risks and uncertainties develops into actual events, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected and you could lose your entire investment in our company.

    Spare Backup, Inc.

    CONTACT: investor relations of Spare Backup, Inc., +1-760-779-0251, Ext.
    224, ir@sparebackup.com

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




    Assured Pharmacy, Inc. - Provides Shareholder Update

    FRISCO, Texas, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Assured Pharmacy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: APHY), Assured Pharmacy's Chief Executive Officer, Robert DelVecchio provides shareholder update.

    June 25, 2010 Dear Shareholders:

    The past eighteen months were clearly an extraordinary time for businesses around the world, a year of incredible challenge and change. Virtually every company and industry was affected, and some have been altered forever. Who could have predicted Lehman Brothers would topple or the FDIC would classify more than 775 banks as problem banks which may fall into failure. While our business was not immune to the effects of the global economic downturn, our disciplined management of the business and the fundamental strength of our business model enabled us to deliver significant improvements in our financial results for fiscal 2009, as compared to 2008.

    In fiscal 2009, we took steps to position Assured Pharmacy in important ways for the future by enhancing our core business and expanding our sales efforts. In the end, Assured Pharmacy has undertaken a major refinement of every aspect of our business and we are excited about closing out 2010, in what we anticipate will be a superior operational position when compared to 2008 and 2009. Set forth below are just some of the highlights from the previous 18 months. The financial information below is provided for information purposes only. The information provided below does not match the Company's Financial Statements because it was compiled on a same store basis only, excludes non-cash items and other non-recurring items such as stock-based compensation and nets out in consolidation all inter-company charges.

    -- Same store sales grew approximately 12% and our EBITDA loss was reduced by approximately 49% in 2009 vs. 2008; -- Converted approximately $7.7 million in unsecured debt into shares of Series [B] preferred stock with an effective common stock conversion price of $0.01 per share; -- Expanded the breadth and depth of management with the addition of key personnel: Mike Schneidereit, Chief Operating Officer; Brett Cormier, Chief Financial Officer; Michael Mapes, Chief Compliance Officer; and Jim Brown, Vice President of Sales and Marketing; -- Closed 2 underperforming locations in Las Vegas and Portland for an estimated savings of approximately $40k per month; -- Relocated corporate headquarters - streamlined and lowered monthly administrative expenses by approximately $25k while implementing a highly scalable infrastructure; -- Improved Gross Profit Margins through new Group purchasing organization contracts and increased purchasing controls; -- Expanded and enhanced our sales organization by hiring a veteran sales professional with related industry experience to lead and expand the group by doubling the number of sales representatives in each store; and, -- Implemented what we believe is an industry leading compliance program through the leadership of Michael Mapes, CCO, who brings 30+ years experience in the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.

    As a result of these and other changes, and despite several uncontrollable negative events, our 2009 financial results were significantly improved over 2008 as we reduced our EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) loss by over 49% and our Net Loss by over 60% on a Consolidated Same Store Basis excluding stock based compensation and other non-recurring financing related expenses.

    Despite the exit of a significant referral source from the pain business and several other non-controllable market events, our same store sales (defined as stores open for the entire comparative period) increased over 12% from 2008 to 2009 due to a substantial increase in the number of new patients attained. New patient growth was due to the expansion of our sales organization and has continued into 2010. Our gross profit margins remained relatively stable, resulting in an increase in gross profit of over 11%, primarily as a result of improved group purchase organization ("GPO") contracts and purchasing controls.

    We significantly lowered annual operating expenses (excluding stock based compensation and non-recurring financing related expenses) by approximately $600k on a same store basis and over $1.5 million when factoring in closed store operations - while expanding and enhancing the sales organization and implementing an industry leading compliance model. We were able to decrease our interest expense incurred on an annual basis, net of the gain on extinguishment of debt, by $1.5 million as a result of the conversion of approximately $8.5 million of debt into equity.

    As a result of our focused business model refinement efforts we have developed a pharmacy service operating and sales model that we believe can be replicated in major metro areas throughout the United States with minimal changes to our corporate infrastructure. We are looking forward to transitioning to the growth stage of our business cycle energized and with a strong sense of urgency. Our immediate action plan is to seek to accelerate the growth of our existing stores while pursuing new store development opportunities.

    In the coming weeks we anticipate sharing a number of exciting developments with you, beginning with the launch of our new website at http://assuredrxservices.com/. In addition to being an information source for our customers, we have designed this site to be dedicated to providing detailed current financial and operating information to our investors. It is our intention to continue to provide the highest level of transparency for our customers and shareholders. Moving forward, we plan to provide quarterly and annual financial reports. We are currently in the process of having our financial statements audited for the years 2008 and 2009 which will be made available upon completion. As a first step, we have already posted a new PowerPoint presentation to the investor section of the site.

    In speaking directly to our shareholders, we first and foremost want to thank you for your continued commitment and support of our efforts during these challenging times. While we cannot predict what the rest of 2010 will bring, or when the financial markets will improve, we are not waiting around to find out. Instead, we are taking the steps we believe are necessary to ensure achievement of sustainable growth and profitability in the face of these headwinds, thereby positioning us for what we hope will be even further growth when economic conditions improve. We anticipate many of the operational improvements implemented during 2009 will begin providing valuable fundamental results. With a number of significant accomplishments behind us, a strong strategy in hand, a capable and a properly aligned management team in place, I am confident that we are on the right path to increasing shareholder value.

    We hope that you share in our excitement about Assured's future, I look forward to updating you further as we continue to make progress towards our goal of becoming a profitable and growing specialty pharmacy service company. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the company.

    Best regards, Robert DelVecchio CEO, Assured Pharmacy About Assured Pharmacy, Inc.

    Assured Pharmacy, Inc. is engaged in the business of operating specialty pharmacies that primarily dispense highly regulated pain medication. The Company derives its revenue primarily from the sale of prescription drugs and does not keep in inventory non-prescription drugs or health and beauty related products inventoried at traditional pharmacies. The Company offers physicians the ability to electronically transmit prescriptions to its pharmacies. The majority of the Company's business is derived from repeat business from its customers. "Walk-in" prescriptions from physicians are limited. The Company currently has four operating pharmacies. Three of those pharmacies are wholly owned and the Company has a 94.8% ownership interest in the other pharmacy.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations or forecasts of future events, can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, and are subject to various business risks and known and unknown uncertainties, a number of which are beyond the control of management. Therefore, actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. A wide variety of factors that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the Company's ability to increase revenue and profits in the current economic climate; the effect of changing economic conditions; lack of sufficient financing for opening new pharmacies; inability to manage growth; and changes in government regulations, controls and similar matters. These cautionary statements should not be construed as exhaustive or as any admission as to the adequacy of the Company's disclosures. The Company cannot predict or determine after the fact what factors would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements or other statements. The reader should consider statements that include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", "projects", "should", or other expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends, to be uncertain and forward-looking. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Investor Contact: Mr. Robert DelVecchio Chief Executive Officer Assured Pharmacy, Inc. (214) 220-9302 investors@assuredrxservices.com http://www.assuredrxservices.com/

    Assured Pharmacy, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mr. Robert DelVecchio, Chief Executive Officer of Assured
    Pharmacy, Inc., +1-214-220-9302, investors@assuredrxservices.com

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




    COMEDY CENTRAL® Can't Be Tamed in the World Television Premiere Stand-Up Special 'Steve Byrne: The Byrne Identity' Debuting Sunday, July 25 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

    NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- What do men and women really tell their friends after a first date? It's not where they went for dinner, according to comedian Steve Byrne in the World Television Premiere of his one-hour stand-up special, "Steve Byrne: The Byrne Identity," airing on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, July 25 at 10:00PM ET/PT.

    The son of a Korean mother and an Irish father, the Pittsburgh native Byrne uses his multicultural background to make his material all the more meaningful in his new quest to unveil "The Byrne Identity." Taped in the Orange Country Pavilion, CA, in November of 2009, Byrne makes it easy for audiences to laugh at the ideas we tend to possess about race but never say in public. His bold and no-holds-barred delivery adds to his unique and clever style. Byrne tackles his experiences with a variety of topics including dating etiquette, a look at racial slurs and the increased popularity of cougars. He spoofs the stereotypes by using music to figure out what ethnicity a member of the audience might be, linking techno to the tanned, greasy-haired muscle men who wear sunglasses at night and rap music to under 25 year old black males who wear baggy pants and have 6 phones. With a special appearance from the co-writer of "Kims of Comedy," Bobby Lee, Byrne leaves the audience in hysterical nonstop laughter.

    Byrne is no stranger to COMEDY CENTRAL. He was featured in his own half-hour special; "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents," which was recognized as one of the best specials in the "COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-up Showdown." Byrne's first one-hour comedy special, "Steve Byrne's Happy Hour," aired on the network in 2008, making Byrne a household name. He has cruised all over late night television performing stand-up on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," and BET's "Comic View." Byrne's film roles include appearances in "Couples Retreat" and "Four Christmases" opposite Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon in 2008. Byrne's up-and-coming projects include a role in the new film "Cheaters," starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Channing Tatum scheduled for release in January 2011.

    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com/. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press.

    MTV Networks, a division of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

    COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

    CONTACT: Marie Raubicheck of COMEDY CENTRAL, +1-212-767-8561,
    marie.raubicheck@comedycentral.com

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




    Nordstrom to Open Rack Store in Cherry Hill, NJ

    SEATTLE, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. today announced plans to open a new Nordstrom Rack in Cherry Hill, N.J. The store will be located at the Towne Place at Garden State Park and is expected to open in spring 2011.

    The new 36,000 square-foot Rack store will join a retail and restaurant mix at Towne Place that includes Barnes & Noble, DSW, J.Jill, ULTA, The Cheesecake Factory, BRIO Tuscan Grille and McCormick & Schmick's, among others. Located at the intersection of Route 70/Marlton Pike and Haddonfield Road, the center is part of the Garden State Park redevelopment project managed by M&M Realty Partners.

    "We've received a warm welcome from the Cherry Hill community and been very pleased to serve our customers since opening our Nordstrom store there last year," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. "We think our Rack at the Towne Place at Garden State Park will be a great complement to our Nordstrom store and give us another way to serve our South Jersey/Philadelphia customers."

    The Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, and carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50-60% off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from many of the brands carried in Nordstrom stores and purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack, with most at savings of 30-70% off.

    "We welcome Nordstrom Rack," said M&M Realty managing partners Joe Marino and Jack Morris. "The Rack will be an attraction for the entire community and will further enhance Garden State Park's already spectacular tenant mix."

    About Nordstrom:

    Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 193 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 114 full-line stores, 76 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com/ and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

    About M&M Realty:

    M&M Realty Partners is a venture of Edgewood Properties and JMP Holdings, two innovative companies united by complementary strengths, a common philosophy, plus generations of experience in real estate acquisition, entitlements, development, construction and asset management. Since 2003, M&M Realty has uniquely and successfully handled every aspect of the development process.

    M&M Realty owns and manages over four million square feet of retail and commercial space primarily focused on core "essential need" businesses -- home improvement stores, big box retailers, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks and other general merchandising stores. Among their most notable projects is Garden State Park, consisting of approximately 850,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.

    To learn more, visit http://www.jmpholdings.com/ and http://www.edgewoodproperties.com/. MEDIA CONTACTS: Colin Johnson Nordstrom, Inc. (206) 373-3036 Richard Fernicola M&M Realty Partners (973) 779-7466 (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO)

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    CONTACT: Colin Johnson of Nordstrom, Inc., +1-206-373-3036; or Richard
    Fernicola of M&M Realty Partners, +1-973-779-7466

    Web Site: http://www.nordstrom.com/
    http://www.jmpholdings.com/
    http://www.edgewoodproperties.com/




    New Nordstrom Rack Coming to Arlington, TX

    SEATTLE, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. plans to open a 31,673 square-foot Nordstrom Rack in The Parks at Arlington mall during spring 2011, the company announced today.

    "We really think this new Rack will help us better connect with our customers in Arlington and the surrounding communities," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. "This is a terrific location for a Rack and we're hopeful lots of customers will give us a chance to serve them when we open next spring at The Parks at Arlington."

    The Parks at Arlington features a strong retail lineup including Macy's, Dillard's, Sears, JCPenney, Banana Republic, Forever 21 and Barnes & Noble. The mall also features a dining and entertainment mix that includes The Cheesecake Factory, AMC Theatres and the ICE at The Parks skating rink. The Rack will open next to DSW on the mall's main level and feature a new exterior entrance from the mall's main surface parking area. General Growth Properties (GGP) owns and manages the 1.5 million-square-foot mall. When it opens, this will be the fourth Nordstrom Rack in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The company also operates four full-line Nordstrom stores in the area.

    Adam Metz, chief executive officer of GGP, said, "We hope our customers at The Parks at Arlington will be delighted when Nordstrom Rack opens its doors to its newest location in the Dallas-Fort Worth market area. It is a great addition to an already strong merchandise line-up at that shopping center. Nordstrom has been a terrific partner of GGP's at numerous of our malls across the country."

    The Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, and carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50-60% off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from many of the brands carried in Nordstrom stores and purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack, with most at savings of 30-70% off.

    About Nordstrom:

    Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 193 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 114 full-line stores, 76 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com/ and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

    About GGP:

    GGP currently has ownership interest in, or management responsibility for, over 200 regional shopping malls in 43 states, as well as ownership in planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The Company's portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 24,000 retail stores nationwide. The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.

    MEDIA CONTACTS: Colin Johnson Nordstrom, Inc. (206) 373-3036 Jim Graham General Growth Properties (312) 960-2955 (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO)

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    CONTACT: Colin Johnson of Nordstrom, Inc., +1-206-373-3036; or Jim
    Graham of General Growth Properties, +1-312-960-2955

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




    Morehouse College Retains MWW Group as Pro-Bono Agency of Record to Advance Personal Collection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW Group (http://www.mww.com/), one of the nation's top-ten public relations firms, announced today it has been selected to lead Morehouse College's effort to advance its 10,000-piece collection of Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal papers.

    The collection, which was obtained by Morehouse in June 2006, includes King's handwritten notes, personal papers and books, and unpublished sermons. King was a 1948 graduate of Morehouse College.

    "Morehouse and its extended community are pleased to have MWW as part of the professional team of advisors for the Collection and its long-term research and educational mission," said Morehouse President, Dr. Robert M. Franklin. "The vast assortment of Dr. King's papers, sermons, and handwritten notes are of great historical import, and we are confident that MWW will help us ensure that they will also serve as a tremendous didactic tool for generations to come."

    MWW Group will work with Morehouse leadership to make the collection available to students, scholars, and researchers. This pro bono effort will begin immediately and will include Collection branding, strategic communications and media relations.

    "This is a real honor and privilege for us," explained MWW Group President & CEO Michael W. Kempner. "The King Collection is unique in its historical significance as well as its potential to impact future generations. Needless to say, we are eager to get started."

    About Morehouse College

    Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is the nation's largest, private liberal arts college for men. Located in Atlanta and offering 26 degree programs, Morehouse has been ranked one of the top liberal arts colleges in research, service and engagement by Washington Monthly, three times named the number one college in the nation for educating African American students by Black Enterprise magazine, and recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top feeder schools for the 15 most prominent graduate and professional schools in the country. In addition to Martin Luther King Jr., notable alumni include Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Charles Johnson, filmmaker Shelton "Spike" Lee and Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson.

    About MWW Group

    MWW Group is one of the nation's top ten public relations agencies and is known for its results-driven approach to public relations and "Aim High. Deliver" commitment to client service. For four years in a row, MWW Group was honored with the #1 ranking in the Holmes Report agency client satisfaction survey. MWW Group achieved top rankings in the categories of account leadership, strength of account team, creativity, strategy and planning, and program execution. In 2008, MWW Group was named PR Agency of the Year by The American Business Awards and Mid-size PR Firm of the Year by PR News, in recognition of the firm's growth, strategic account leadership and industry-leading employee retention. MWW Group is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies .

    MWW Group

    CONTACT: Paul Aronsohn, +1-201-507-9500, paronsohn@mww.com

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




    SIX FLAGS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW GAME FOR FACEBOOKMascot Park offers an innovative, social gaming experience

    NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six Flags Entertainment, the world's largest regional theme park company, today announced the launch of its newest adventure, Mascot Park for Facebook. Mascot Park delivers fun for gamers of all ages who are looking for more social interaction, creativity and zany antics in their daily playtime. Fun seekers can start their own Mascot Park mayhem by going to facebook.com/mascotpark.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100628/NY27340LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100628/NY27340LOGO )

    As the game begins, players enter the Mascot Park world as a customizable mascot with a single goal, to become the star of the show. Players put on performances to entertain friends. Better shows gain more fans and coins, thus giving players the ability to buy new costumes, unlock new mascots and add stage props and sets. Participants can invite their friends to join the show and add their own personal flavor by dropping a cartoon-style TNT box that splats a friend's mascot or by choosing the classic pie-in-the-face maneuver. In Mascot Park, social collaboration exists on every level.

    "We designed this game to be inherently more social than other Facebook games because players actually interact with their friends' shows and mascots," said John Welch, CEO of Making Fun. "If fans are so inclined, they can throw an ax at a friend's mascot while putting on a show or dazzle them with pyrotechnics. Players can decide the level of interaction."

    To create a game that delivered Six Flags' signature brand of social fun, Six Flags sought the creative expertise of Noah Kerner, CEO of noise and Making Fun's John Welch. Kerner, new media whiz and author of Chasing Cool, was behind Facebook's first app and some of its largest platforms. Welch, as CEO and founder of casual video game pioneer PlayFirst, introduced millions of gaming fans to the addictive table serving madness of Diner Dash.

    For anyone looking to watch, create or disrupt a show, Six Flags Mascot Park spins together a fun-for-all Facebook experience with unique twists like hip-hop dancing rhinos and exploding bunny guns - both a first for any social networking game. For more information about Six Flags Mascot Park, fans can go to facebook.com/mascotpark.

    About Six Flags Six Flags Entertainment is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

    About noise noise (noisenewyork.com) is a business invention agency that creates and markets new businesses, brands, and platforms for the young adult market. With offices in NYC, SF and Buenos Aires, the company serves clients such as vitaminwater, Panasonic, Thompson Hotels, Intel, and Six Flags. noise has been featured twice on 60 Minutes as the place "to go to if you want to influence the choices of that fickle, unpredictable 20-something demographic."

    About Making Fun Making Fun, Inc. (makingfun.com) is a global developer, technology provider and live service operator specializing in games and applications for the social web, smartphones and tablets.

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    CONTACT: Hillary L. Lyons, For The Win! Public Relations, Inc.,
    hillary@forthewinpr.com, +1-206-359-0257; or Angel Aristone, Six Flags
    Entertainment, aariston@sftp://ftp.com, +1-732-928-2000 ext. 2832




    Study Shows Gradual Addition of NovoLog® at Mealtime Can Reduce A1c in Type 2 Diabetes PatientsSTEPwise(TM) Trial Presented at ADA Scientific Sessions Provides Treatment Algorithms for Physicians to Intensify with Rapid Acting Insulin

    ORLANDO, Fla., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Novo Nordisk announced results of its STEPwise(TM) trial, which identified a method of intensifying insulin treatment with NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection). The study, presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2010 Scientific Sessions, demonstrated a reduction of A1c levels in type 2 diabetes patients when a dose of NovoLog® was introduced at meals, using two approaches that start with the largest meal of the day, in addition to once-daily Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) plus oral medications.

    The 48-week open-label, randomized, multinational trial compared two step-wise methods of gradually intensifying treatment with NovoLog® in patients with type 2 diabetes taking once-daily Levemir® plus oral medication:

    1. "SimpleSTEP" (fewer blood sugar measurements): Patients were given their first routine daily dose of NovoLog® at their largest meal and additional doses of NovoLog® were added in sequence based on their blood sugar levels before the meal 2. "ExtraSTEP" (more frequent blood sugar measurements): Patients were given their first routine daily dose of NovoLog® at the meal with the largest increase in blood sugar before and after the meal, and adjusted the dose amount based on the amount of rise in blood sugar before and after the meal

    After 12 weeks, patients in either arm who had an A1c of greater than 7% received a second dose of NovoLog® at another meal. At 24 weeks, patients were held to the same A1c targets and given a dose of NovoLog® at a third meal if A1c was still greater than 7%. After 48 weeks, investigators concluded that the step-wise addition of NovoLog® to Levemir® plus oral medication, as outlined in the study, can be equally effective, whether using a more intuitive approach (like SimpleSTEP) or one with more frequent, precise measurements of blood sugar levels (like ExtraSTEP), for intensifying therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes to lower A1c levels.

    "A significant challenge for physicians treating patients with type 2 diabetes is figuring out how to introduce a meal-time insulin when basal insulin with or without oral medications is no longer enough to keep blood sugar levels stable," said Luigi Meneghini, M.D., M.B.A., lead investigator in the STEPwise(TM) trial, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "With the SimpleSTEP and ExtraSTEP algorithms, we have identified an approach for how to gradually introduce and intensify doses of NovoLog® at mealtimes in patients who increasingly need glucose control as their diabetes progresses."

    More details of the study will be presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL on Monday, June 28 during Poster Session III, 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Orange County Convention Center, Hall C.

    About the STEPwise Trial(1)

    The trial involved 296 patients, at an average age of 58 and mean A1c of 8.8% on basal insulin and oral medications. The primary efficacy endpoint was HbA1c after 36 weeks of treatment. Treatment was given with Levemir® FlexPen® once daily in combination with NovoLog® FlexPen® one to three times daily, before meals, with the dose adjusted individually based on defined titration guidelines developed for the study.

    -- The mean observed HbA1c after 36 weeks of treatment was 7.7% in the ExtraSTEP treatment group and 7.5% in the SimpleSTEP treatment group. -- The mean (absolute) change in HbA1c was -1.3% in the ExtraSTEP treatment group and -1.1% in the SimpleSTEP treatment group.

    Prescribing information for Levemir® and NovoLog® is available by contacting Novo Nordisk at 1-800-727-6500 or visiting Levemir-us.com and NovoLog.com.

    About Levemir® and NovoLog®

    Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) is a man-made long-acting insulin that is used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

    NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) is a man-made insulin that is used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

    Important Safety Information for Levemir®

    Do not take Levemir® if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or if you are allergic to anything in Levemir®. If you take too much Levemir® your blood sugar may fall too low.

    Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugars should be and when you should check your blood sugar levels. Alcohol, including beer and wine, may affect your blood sugar when you take Levemir®.

    Do not change the type of insulin you use unless told to do so by your health care provider. The amount of insulin you take as well as the best time for you to take your insulin may need to change if you take a different type of insulin.

    Never mix Levemir® with other insulin products or use in an insulin pump. Needles and Levemir® FlexPen® must not be shared.

    Tell your health care provider about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions, including if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your Levemir® dose may change if you take other medicines.

    The most common side effect of Levemir® is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Other possible side effects include reactions at the injection site (like redness, swelling and itching), and allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you experience signs of serious allergic reaction such as body rash, trouble with your breathing, fast heartbeat, or sweating. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

    Important Safety Information for NovoLog®

    Do not take NovoLog® if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or if you are allergic to anything in NovoLog®. If you take too much NovoLog® your blood sugar may fall too low.

    NovoLog® is a fast-acting insulin. You should eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after using NovoLog® to avoid low blood sugar. Do not inject NovoLog® if you do not plan to eat right after using NovoLog®. Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugars should be and when you should check your blood sugar levels. Alcohol, including beer and wine, may affect your blood sugar when you take NovoLog®.

    Do not change the type of insulin you use unless told to do so by your health care provider. The amount of insulin you take as well as the best time for you to take your insulin may need to change if you take a different type of insulin.

    Do not mix NovoLog® with any other insulins when used in a pump or with any insulins other than NPH when used with injections by syringe.

    Needles and NovoLog® FlexPen® must not be shared.

    Tell your health care provider about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions, including if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your NovoLog® dose may change if you take other medicines.

    NovoLog® has not been studied in children with type 2 diabetes or in children with type 1 diabetes under the age of two.

    The most common side effect of NovoLog® is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Other possible side effects include reactions at the injection site (like redness, swelling and itching), and allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you experience signs of serious allergic reaction such as body rash, trouble with your breathing, fast heartbeat, or sweating. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

    FlexPen®, Levemir®, and NovoLog® are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk A/S.

    About Novo Nordisk

    Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 87 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone therapy for women. Novo Nordisk's business is driven by the Triple Bottom Line: a commitment to social responsibility to employees and customers, environmental soundness and economic success. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 29,000 employees in 81 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Copenhagen and London. Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NVO). For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com.

    (1) Meneghini, L. et al. Treatment Intensification by Stepwise Addition of Prandial Insulin Aspart to Once-Daily Basal Insulin Detemir in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes: The STEPwise(TM) Trial [abstract]. Diabetes. 2010;59(suppl 1). http://ww2.aievolution.com/ada1001/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=13431. Accessed June 17, 2010.

    Novo Nordisk

    CONTACT: Media: Katrine Rud von Sperling, +45-4442-6718,
    krsp@novonordisk.com, or In North America, Ambre Morley, +1-609-216-5240,
    abmo@novonordisk.com, or Investors: Mads Veggerby Lausten, +45-4443-7919,
    mlau@novonordisk.com, or Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen, +45-4442-4471,
    krop@novonordisk.com, or In North America, Hans Rommer, +1-609-919-7937,
    hrmm@novonordisk.com

    Web Site: http://www.novonordisk-us.com/

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