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Companies news of 2010-07-06 (page 7)

  • Hain Celestial Acquires Greek Gods® YogurtEntry into Yogurt Category and Expansion of...
  • Cornerstone Therapeutics Reacquires HMGB1 Protein Technology Platform
  • David Price Joins EDGAR Online as Chief Financial Officer
  • MicroStrategy Customers Build Innovative Mobile Business Intelligence Applications with...
  • D-BOX Technologies Expands Summer Lineup with The Expendables Released by...
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    Hain Celestial Acquires Greek Gods® YogurtEntry into Yogurt Category and Expansion of Refrigerated Platform Accretive Immediately

    MELVILLE, N.Y., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. , a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life(TM), today announced the acquisition of the assets and business of 3 Greek Gods LLC, including its Greek Gods® brand of all natural, Greek-style yogurt, which is sold in natural and grocery retailers. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Hain Celestial's earnings.

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    Greek-style and specialty yogurt grocery sales grew over 100% in the last year while over the last three years the overall yogurt category has experienced only a mid-single digit compound annual growth rate. Greek Gods authentic Greek-style yogurt is thicker and creamier than conventional-style yogurt and generally higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates and sodium. Greek Gods yogurt is a leading brand in the natural channel having experienced double-digit growth over the last year.

    "The strategic acquisition of the Greek Gods brand, a leader in Greek-style yogurt, expands our product offerings into the yogurt category. We believe it will provide us with the opportunity to leverage our existing brands with product extensions in the category," said Irwin D. Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial. "We're excited to welcome Greek Gods founders, Stephanos Margaritis, Steve Tselios and Basel Nassar and add their products, developed with all the health attributes of live and active cultures, including probiotics, to our portfolio, and we look forward to expanding Greek Gods offerings in the United States and Canada."

    "I know I speak for Stephanos and Steve, when I say that we are excited to be joining Hain Celestial with its strong portfolio of natural and organic brands," said Basel Nassar. "We believe that the quality of our products coupled with Hain Celestial's industry knowledge will open new doors and solidify our place in the yogurt category. The Greek Gods brand represents yogurt for a healthy life, and together with Hain Celestial we can combine our passion with their market expertise, while continuing to educate consumers as to the benefits of our Greek lifestyle. Steadily increasing yogurt sales indicate that in time, the United States consumption is expected to reach European consumption levels as recently Greek yogurt consumption has outperformed conventional yogurt consumption due to its pleasant taste and healthful characteristics," concluded Basel Nassar.

    Greek Gods founders will join Hain Celestial as General Managers continuing as an integral part of Hain Celestial's Greek Gods Division reporting to John Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial United States.

    Greek Gods yogurt generated sales of over $10 million in calendar year 2009. Terms of the acquisition, which closed on Friday, were not disclosed.

    The Hain Celestial Group

    The Hain Celestial Group , headquartered in Melville, NY, is a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, WestSoy®, Earth's Best®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Cafe(TM), Hain Pure Foods®, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, Rosetto®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Granose®, Realeat®, Linda McCartney®, Daily Bread(TM), Lima®, Grains Noirs®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Queen Helene®, Tushies®, TenderCare® and Martha Stewart Clean(TM). Hain Celestial has been providing "A Healthy Way of Life(TM)" since 1993. For more information, visit http://www.hain-celestial.com/.

    Greek Gods Yogurt

    Greek Gods yogurt, authentic Greek-style yogurt, is gluten-free and hormone-free with five live and active cultures including probiotics. Experience the myth with Greek Gods full-flavored products available in 6-ounce individual packages and 24-ounce family packs including Plain and Non-Fat Plain, Fig, Honey, Pomegranate, Honey Strawberry and Reduced Fat Vanilla, Cinnamon and Orange. For more information, visit http://www.greekgodsyogurt.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements under Rule 3b-6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Words such as "expect," "expected", "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "may," "potential," "can," "position", "positioned," "should," "plan," "continue", "future", "look forward" and similar expressions, or the negative of those expressions, may identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include our expectations relating to the acquisition of the Greek Gods business and the potential improvements to the Company's earnings resulting therefrom. These risks include but are not limited to our ability to achieve our guidance for net sales and earnings per share in fiscal year 2010 given the recessionary environment in the U.S. and other markets that we sell products as well as economic and business conditions generally and their effect on our customers and consumers' product preferences, and our business, financial condition and results of operations; changes in estimates or judgments related to our impairment analysis of goodwill and other intangible assets as well as with respect to our valuation allowances of our deferred tax assets; our ability to implement our business and acquisition strategy, including our strategy for improving results in Europe; Hain Pure Protein's ability to implement its business strategy; our ability to realize sustainable growth generally and from investments in core brands, offering new products and our focus on cost containment, productivity, cash flow and margin enhancement in particular; our ability to effectively integrate our acquisitions; our ability to successfully execute our joint ventures; competition; the success and cost of introducing new products as well as our ability to increase prices on existing products; the availability and retention of key personnel; our reliance on third party distributors, manufacturers and suppliers; our ability to maintain existing contracts and secure and integrate new customers; our ability to respond to changes and trends in customer and consumer demand, preferences and consumption; international sales and operations; changes in fuel and commodity costs; the effects on our results of operations from impacts of foreign exchange; changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009 and the quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. As a result of the foregoing and other factors, no assurance can be given as to future results, levels of activity and achievements and neither the Company nor any person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of these statements.

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    CONTACT: Ira Lamel or Mary Anthes, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.,
    +1-631-730-2200

    Web Site: http://www.hain-celestial.com/




    Cornerstone Therapeutics Reacquires HMGB1 Protein Technology Platform

    CARY, N.C., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. ("Cornerstone"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing significant products primarily for the respiratory and related markets, today announced that the Company has reacquired all development and commercial rights to its high-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) related technology from MedImmune, LLC ("MedImmune").

    This technology is licensed to Cornerstone from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and was the subject of a July 30, 2003 Exclusive License and Collaboration Agreement between Cornerstone and MedImmune that focused on the use of the technology by MedImmune in developing antibodies that bind to the HMGB1 protein to reduce chronic inflammation associated with various medical conditions. HMGB1 is a nuclear DNA-binding protein, which is elevated in the body following infection or trauma and may be an important factor when developing therapeutics to treat these conditions. Unlike other previously identified cytokines, such as interleukin-1 and TNF-alpha, HMGB1 is expressed much later in the inflammatory response and persists at elevated levels in the bloodstream for a longer period of time. With Cornerstone's broad intellectual property portfolio and proof of concept having been achieved for two pre-clinical models with human anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibodies, this technology could potentially be utilized to develop alternative therapies in diseases of sterile inflammation, such as stroke, heart attack and arthritis, as well as infection inflammation, such as pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis.

    Cornerstone intends to identify a partner in order to move the development of this technology platform forward. The Company has not included any potential financial gain related to a possible out-license agreement for the HMGB1 protein technology in its 2010 guidance.

    "While our strategic focus continues to be on acquiring and developing products for the respiratory and hospital markets, we believe that reacquiring these rights is a unique low-risk, high-reward opportunity for Cornerstone," said Craig A. Collard, Cornerstone's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Several parties have expressed to us their interest in further developing this valuable platform. We look forward to appropriately monetizing this asset, which would allow us to enhance our already strong balance sheet for possible product acquisition opportunities, as well as help fund the continued development of our internal drug pipeline."

    About HMGB1

    High-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1), a DNA-binding protein, regulates gene transcription and stabilizes nucleosome formation. Elevated HMGB1 levels characterize various acute and chronic diseases and are implicated in inflammation and tissue injury. In addition to its role as a transcription factor, HMG is a late endogenous mediator of tissue injury, initiated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. HMG levels correlate with disease activity and rHMG induces injury and death.

    About Cornerstone Therapeutics

    Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. , headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing significant products primarily for the respiratory and related markets. The Company currently promotes multiple marketed products in the United States to respiratory-focused physicians, key retail pharmacies and hospitals with its specialty sales forces. The Company also has a late-stage clinical pipeline with a recent regulatory submission filing and four additional regulatory approval submissions targeted within the next three years. Key elements of the Company's strategy are to in-license or acquire rights to underpromoted, patent-protected, branded respiratory or related pharmaceutical products, or late-stage product candidates; implement life cycle management strategies to maximize the potential value and competitive position of the Company's currently marketed products, newly acquired products and product candidates that are currently in development; grow product revenue through the Company's specialty sales forces; and maintain and strengthen the intellectual property position of the Company's currently marketed products, newly acquired products and product candidates.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For this purpose, any statements contained herein, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding the progress and timing of our executive recruitment, our product development programs and related trials, our strategy and our future operations and opportunities, constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the results of preclinical studies and clinical trials with respect to our products under development, our ability to enter into collaboration or other license arrangements with respect to our technology on commercially reasonable terms or at all, our ability to satisfy FDA and other regulatory requirements and the other factors described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 4, 2010 and in our subsequent filings with the SEC. In addition, the statements in this press release reflect our expectations and beliefs as of the date of this release, should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any other date and do not reflect the potential impact of any acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, business development transactions, joint ventures or investments that we may make or enter into. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our expectations and beliefs to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements publicly at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations: Brian Ritchie, +1-212-850-5600,
    brian.ritchie@fd.com, Media Relations: Robert Stanislaro, +1-212-850-5600,
    robert.stanislaro@fd.com, both for Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.




    David Price Joins EDGAR Online as Chief Financial Officer

    NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDGAR® Online, Inc. , a leading global provider of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) software, services and data, today announced that David Price has joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Ronald Fetzer, who has acted as interim CEO since April 12, 2010. Mr. Price will be based in the Company's New York City office.

    Mr. Price, 47, brings more than 20 years of financial management experience to EDGAR Online. Prior to joining the Company, he was Chief Financial Officer of Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company. During his tenure, Cornerstone quadrupled its annual revenue to over $100 million, and he was honored by Triangle Business Journal as 2009 CFO of the Year for Small Public Companies.

    Prior to Mr. Price's employment with Cornerstone, he held the position of Managing Director, Healthcare Sector, at two investment banking firms: Jefferies and Company, Inc. and Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., where he was involved in a wide variety of financial transactions, including IPOs, debt offerings and acquisitions. Preceding that, Mr. Price was Director of Mergers and Integration Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he played an advisory role in the merger of SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome, the Bass Hotels and Resorts acquisition of InterContinental Hotels and the BT merger with AT&T to form Concert. He also served in the audit practices of Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Price attained an Honours degree in Accounting and Financial Management at Lancaster University.

    "We are delighted to have David join us as our Chief Financial Officer at an exciting and demanding time in the growth of EDGAR Online. As an executive officer of the Company he will take on a pivotal role, focusing on our financial performance as we expand and extend our XBRL offerings globally," said EDGAR Online President and CEO Philip Moyer. "David brings significant merger and acquisition experience to EDGAR Online which will help facilitate our proposed merger with UBmatrix, and his financial, compliance, and strategic experience will help us scale our business to take advantage of the growth opportunities we see. I have every confidence that his skills will accelerate our progress and add enormous value to our senior management team."

    The Company and Mr. Price entered into an employment agreement on June 25, 2010, to be effective as of his joining the Company on July 6, 2010. Mr. Price's compensation and other employment terms, including a non-solicitation and non-compete covenant, are set forth in the employment agreement. Also set forth in the employment agreement are the terms of a grant of 675,000 restricted shares of the Company's common stock on July 6, 2010, as an inducement to Mr. Price to join the Company. The restricted shares will vest in equal installments on the first three anniversaries of such date.

    About EDGAR® Online, Inc.

    EDGAR Online, Inc. (http://www.edgar-online.com/) is a leader in the distribution of company data and public filings for equities, mutual funds and a variety of other publicly traded assets. The Company delivers its information products via online subscriptions and data licenses directly to end-users, embedded in other web sites and through a variety of redistributors. EDGAR Online has also developed proprietary automated systems that allow for the rapid conversion of data and is a pioneer and leader in XBRL. The Company uses its automated processing platform and its expertise in XBRL to produce both datasets and tools and to assist organizations with the creation, management and distribution of XBRL financial reports.

    Use of Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and any such forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the following cautionary statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Readers are strongly encouraged to read the full cautionary statements contained in EDGAR Online's filings with the SEC. EDGAR Online disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

    EDGAR® is a federally registered trademark of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EDGAR Online is not affiliated with or approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    EDGAR Online, Inc.

    CONTACT: Charlyn Lusk of EDGAR Online, Inc., +1-646-502-3549 or
    clusk@stantonprm.com

    Web Site: http://www.edgar-online.com/




    MicroStrategy Customers Build Innovative Mobile Business Intelligence Applications with MicroStrategy MobileIndustry Analysts and Technology Partners Comment on the Significance of Mobile Business Intelligence

    MCLEAN, Va., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated , a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that its customers are building a broad array of mobile business intelligence applications using MicroStrategy Mobile. MicroStrategy Mobile is a platform that enables companies to easily extend their business intelligence applications (apps) to the iPhone®, iPad(TM), and BlackBerry® smartphone.

    Alloso Technologies

    Alloso Technologies, a software development and consulting company specializing in the hospitality industry, is using MicroStrategy Mobile to provide Hotel General Managers with access to real-time information, including P&L budgets, revenue segments, expenses, and links to guest reviews. "We were 'wowed' by MicroStrategy's technology and the ability to build this application in one week leveraging our existing infrastructure," said Jon Gorman, CTO at Alloso Technologies. "Our clients are very excited about our new iPhone app and the capabilities it provides to help them enhance efficiency and improve business performance."

    GUESS?, Inc.

    GUESS?, a widely recognized apparel company with over 1,200 GUESS and GUESS Accessory retail stores worldwide, was an early adopter of MicroStrategy Mobile for its mobile BI application that spotlights sales trends. "Our successful MicroStrategy Mobile application keeps us nimble and competitive in the industry, and provides us with the insight and information to drive record-setting revenues across our global operations," said Michael Relich, EVP, CIO & Strategy, GUESS?, Inc. "GUESS decision makers, including executives, corporate directors, district managers, buyers, and merchants, receive business-critical information via BlackBerry smartphones, enabling them to respond quickly and identify new opportunities for business growth. MicroStrategy's BI platform allows us to build focused apps that provide specific insight, and are easy to use for our diverse user community."

    GuestMetrics

    GuestMetrics is a leading provider of customer insight solutions for the hospitality industry and its suppliers/distributors. The GuestMetrics iPhone App provides beverage suppliers and distributors with data on restaurant guests' purchasing behavior at the transaction level. "MicroStrategy Mobile enables us to deliver extremely useful iPhone apps to our clients," said Brian Barrett, President and CEO of GuestMetrics. "Our new app will help our clients quickly understand consumer trends, evaluate product performance, and plan successful consumer promotions. It's important that our mobile apps reflect our corporate culture, and MicroStrategy gives us the flexibility to design apps that infuse our brand identity and business environment."

    Herbalife

    Herbalife, a global network marketing company that sells products in 73 countries, chose MicroStrategy to deliver information dashboards on the iPhone. "MicroStrategy Mobile is way ahead of the competition in providing a high performance platform to quickly build and distribute custom business intelligence applications that fit our mobile devices," said Terry Adams, Senior Director of Development, Herbalife. "Our initial iPhone app will provide our management with real-time information on the sales performance and employee recruitment of our top-selling sales representatives. Our business users will be able to build and publish reports to the iPhone without having to rely on IS for support. With the ability to access interactive dashboards on their iPhones, our executives will be empowered to improve global operations and accelerate decision making around the clock."

    Nygard

    A leading fashion company that designs and markets women's fashion apparel, Nygard chose MicroStrategy Mobile for its mobile app to track product performance trends across store locations and reseller channels. "We consider ourselves pioneers in deploying innovative mobile applications, and are thrilled with the success achieved using MicroStrategy Mobile," said Len Nicolas, CIO, Nygard International. "Our mobile apps capture the spirit of innovation, corporate culture, and cutting-edge identity at Nygard. With MicroStrategy Mobile, Nygard's end users can track product performance trends across store locations and reseller channels using their BlackBerry smartphones."

    VHA

    VHA, a national health care network, selected MicroStrategy to build a mobile application that provides member hospitals with instant access to supply chain analytics data. VHA members can view price benchmarking and spending reports to help them manage and monitor cost reduction efforts. "Working closely with MicroStrategy helped VHA introduce an innovative, new capability to the health care market," said Guillermo Ramas, Vice President, Strategy & Product Development for Information and Data Services for VHA. "We were pleasantly surprised by how straightforward it was to build an effective mobile business intelligence application. MicroStrategy made it easy by simply extending their MicroStrategy 9-based metadata-driven, point-and-click development environment."

    Zilliant

    A leading provider of price optimization and management solutions for B2B manufacturers, distributors, high-tech, and industrial service companies, Zilliant chose MicroStrategy Mobile for its mobile app that will help sales people work more efficiently. "We are thrilled about working with MicroStrategy to deliver a high performing mobile BI solution to our clientele in the manufacturing and distribution industries," said Javier Aldrete, Director of Product Management, Zilliant. "MicroStrategy's BI platform provides a great foundation for developing and deploying apps that can be tailored for a mobile sales force to help them monitor performance, uncover sales opportunities, and improve profitability."

    Leading Industry Analysts and MicroStrategy Technology Partners Comment on Mobile Business Intelligence and MicroStrategy Mobile

    "MicroStrategy has recognized the importance of mobile for current and upcoming generations of BI users and has taken the lead in providing optimal mobile BI solutions for a range of devices," said Wayne Eckerson, Director TDWI Research. "They've got the vision and are now executing. The competition is clearly in catch-up mode."

    "The latest generation of highly interactive intelligent mobile devices coupled with the availability of fast wireless bandwidth has changed the game in terms of the types of information-rich applications that enterprises can deliver via a mobile device," said Howard Dresner, Dresner Advisory Services. "Companies will be able to use BI more widely and more actively throughout their organizations, impacting everyone from on-the-go executives to operational workers, to help ensure every decision is fully informed and fact-based. The release of MicroStrategy Mobile for iPhone and iPad represents an aggressive approach to this rapidly expanding market."

    "Mobile BI will have as profound an impact on business intelligence as the Web had on desktop BI tools in the late 90s, perhaps more so," said Cindi Howson, Founder, BI Scorecard. "While many companies have first thought of mobile BI as a solution primarily for traveling executives, the richness of smartphones and mobile BI apps will allow field workers to leverage BI. MicroStrategy's just-released native support for the iPhone through an app makes it one of the leading BI vendors to market."

    "Information is the energy that powers today's businesses," said Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research of Ventana Research. "The use of mobile devices has outpaced the traditional desktop and is now a preferred method for many business professionals to consume information. With MicroStrategy Mobile, companies can assemble and deliver business intelligence applications for executives, operational workers, suppliers, and business partners much more rapidly and cost effectively than ever before through direct and native support of mobile platforms, including iPad and iPhone."

    "MicroStrategy Mobile represents a new era in business intelligence, and we are pleased to be working with them to deliver this mobile solution to our joint customers," said Matt Rollender, Director of Strategic Alliances at Netezza. "With mobile BI enabled by the MicroStrategy platform, our customers are poised to capitalize on the convergence of BI and analytics, and will be able to make faster business decisions that impact revenue and profitability like never before."

    "MicroStrategy continues to be an innovator in mobile business intelligence technology," said Jeff Giberstein, COO of QuantiSense. "We have been impressed with MicroStrategy's latest developments for the iPhone and iPad. Our customer base of leading retailers is eager to put new mobile applications to use in the field to help them work more efficiently."

    "The blazing performance of the Teradata database is the perfect platform for MicroStrategy BI and mobile applications, and our 200+ mutual customers would agree," said Jim Donovan, Vice President of Global Industry Solutions, Teradata. "MicroStrategy on Teradata means mobile workers will have enormous visibility: they'll have the instant insight they need in the palm of their hands. They'll know exactly what customer conversations to have and the power to make them happen at the right time - which is a strong and compelling value proposition."

    MicroStrategy Mobile Launch Webcast on July 15

    MicroStrategy will host a MicroStrategy Mobile Launch Webcast on July 15, 2010. The Webcast will provide an overview and demonstration of MicroStrategy Mobile for the iPhone and iPad, and real-world insights from customers sharing their experiences building and deploying mobile apps. For more information on MicroStrategy Mobile and the upcoming Webcast, visit http://www.microstrategy.com/mobile/.

    About MicroStrategy

    Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its Website, http://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware. More information about MicroStrategy is available at http://www.microstrategy.com/.

    MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy 9, and MicroStrategy Mobile are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    MSTR-G Contact: Wende Cover MicroStrategy Incorporated 703-770-1646 wcover@microstrategy.com

    MicroStrategy Incorporated

    CONTACT: Wende Cover, MicroStrategy Incorporated, +1-703-770-1646,
    wcover@microstrategy.com

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




    D-BOX Technologies Expands Summer Lineup with The Expendables Released by Lionsgate(R)Motion Seats to Add a More Immersive Experience to the High Octane Action Film Directed by Sylvester Stallone.

    LONGUEUIL, QC, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative motion technology for the entertainment industry, announced today the highly anticipated Lionsgate(R) and Millennium Films' film, The Expendables will feature its immersive motion seating when the movie is expected to be released in theaters across North America on August 13.

    Currently in 29 movie theaters around the world, D-BOX MFX Seats offer a first-of-its-kind experience with seats that move in perfect synchronization with the onscreen movie action. Having first debuted in Hollywood in April 2009, D-BOX has been expanding exponentially over the last several months and plans to continue its growth while consistently adding new movie titles.

    "The support we've received from Hollywood studios like Lionsgate(R) since coming into the market last year has been remarkable," said Claude Mc Master, Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX Technologies. "Having fresh, exciting content is essential to our success and it enables us to continue to entice new moviegoers and engage existing D-BOX fans."

    "We are extremely excited that moviegoers will have the opportunity to experience The Expendables in D-BOX. The technology is very innovative and couldn't be a better fit for The Expendables," added Mike Polydoros, Executive Vice President of Distribution for Lionsgate(R).

    For a complete listing of theater locations currently offering the D-BOX experience and new movies, visit http://www.d-box.com/.

    About The Expendables

    The only life they've known is war. The only loyalty they have is to each other. They are the Expendables: leader and mastermind Barney Ross (Stallone), former SAS blade expert Lee Christmas (Statham), hand-to-hand combat specialist Yin Yang (Li), long barrel weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Crews), demolitions expert Toll Road (Couture), and precision sniper Gunnar Jensen (Lundgren).

    Living life in the fringes of the law, these hardened mercenaries take on what appears to be a routine assignment: a covert, CIA-funded operation to infiltrate the South American country of Vilena and overthrow its ruthless dictator General Garza (David Zayas). But when their job is revealed to be a suicide mission, the men are faced with a deadly choice, one that might redeem their souls...or destroy their brotherhood forever.

    Co-writer, director and star Sylvester Stallone brings together a powerhouse cast of action superstars - never before seen together in one film - in Lionsgate's hard-hitting action thriller, THE EXPENDABLES. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas with Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke. THE EXPENDABLES is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone and story by David Callaham; it is produced by Avi Lerner, John Thompson and Kevin King Templeton.

    Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Nu Image production, a film by Sylvester Stallone. For more information on the film, please visit the official site at http://expendablesthemovie.com/.

    About D-BOX

    D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures leading edge high-technology motion systems mainly suited to the needs of the entertainment industry. With its unique, patented technology, D-BOX Motion Code(TM), uses motion effects specifically programmed for each film, TV series or video game, which are sent to a motion generating system integrated within either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with all onscreen action, creating an unmatched realistic, immersive experience. To date, D-BOX Motion Code(TM) is available on more than 900 titles.

    Accordingly, many prominent Hollywood studios have started embedding D-BOX Motion Code(TM) on selected high definition Blu-ray(TM) and theatrical releases. By reaching agreements with the leaders of both the motion picture and gaming industries, D-BOX's award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard in the entertainment world. D-BOX is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol DBO.A. For further information please see http://www.d-box.com/. D-BOX(R) is a registered trademark and D-BOX Motion Code(TM) is a trademark of D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    "Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

    D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

    CONTACT: Guy Marcoux, Vice-president of Marketing, D-BOX Technologies
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    tw telecom Named Finalist for Prestigious 2010 'Voice of the Customer' AwardTop telecom provider in annual competition

    tw telecom, a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses, today announced that it was named a finalist for Forrester Research's 2010 'Voice Of The Customer' Award. The award recognizes initiatives that enable companies to dramatically improve how they collect, interpret, and react to customer feedback.

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    tw telecom was named a finalist for its disciplined and strategic approach of continuously collecting and acting on customer feedback to improve the customer experience, increase loyalty and drive revenue growth. tw telecom was the only telecom provider named a finalist in the annual competition, and other finalists were Adobe, American Express, American Family Insurance, CDW, Ceridian, DELL, EMC, Fidelity Investments and USAA.

    "We are honored to have been named a finalist by Forrester Research because it demonstrates the extent to which we have integrated customer feedback into all of our processes," said Lara Wise, vice president of Customer Experience for tw telecom. "At tw telecom, we have built our reputation on offering customers tremendous value and the highest levels of customer service. This award reflects that commitment."

    tw telecom's customer care and operational focus has centered on a balance of customer satisfaction matched with the ease of doing business to drive customer loyalty. Specifically, the company has implemented a unique customer portal that drives local enterprise relationships with a national and local support structure to minimize downtime and enhance customer-company interaction.

    tw telecom connects more commercial buildings to its fiber network than any other competitive communications provider. In fact, it has the third highest market share of retail business Ethernet ports in service. tw telecom integrates complex Ethernet and Converged IP VPN solutions and, with its own national fiber network and IP backbone, has the national capability, robust product portfolio and national/local customer care teams to support mission critical enterprise applications and to deliver the industry's most sought after customer experience.

    About tw telecom

    tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S., and globally. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit http://www.twtelecom.com/ for more information.

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




    MedClean Technologies and Bear Consulting Partner to Target 1,600-Plus VA FacilitiesEnables Bear Consulting to Sell and Deliver MedClean's Onsite technology for Medical Waste Treatment and Confidential Document Destruction to the United States VA Health Care Network

    BETHEL, Conn., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedClean Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: MCLN), the leading provider of on-site technology for the treatment and disposal of medical waste and the destruction of confidential documents and related media, today announced it has signed a Partnership Agreement with Bear Consulting aimed at implementing an expense reduction program that could save the Federal Government more than $100 million over the next decade. The partnership enables Bear Consulting to sell and deliver MedClean's onsite technology for medical waste treatment and confidential document destruction to the United States Veterans Administration Health Care System, consisting of 1,629 facilities.

    Bear Consulting, winner of the 2001 Northern California Supplier of the Year Award from the Northern California Supplier Development Council (NCSDC), is classified as a Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (VOBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), a designation that streamlines bidding efforts and enables Bear to compete and win government contracts that would otherwise be awarded to large enterprises. These SBA programs enable small business to compete against larger business on an even footing. With this agreement, Bear is expanding and reenergizing their government work through managing principal, Mike Gastellum, who has a 35 year background in operations and service management. In addition, Mr. Gastellum has spent the past five years in the medical waste management and disposal business including his current role at Barnett Medical Services. Mr. Gastellum, a 2001 Presidential Award Recipient, will serve as the focal point providing expert representation and selling of the full line of MedClean products and services to the VA health care network.

    "Bear Consulting will offer MedClean's on-site medical waste treatment, disposal and document destruction technology to the VA Hospital network," commented David Laky, President and CEO, MedClean Technologies, Inc. "Our program has the potential to provide more than $100 million in savings to the system over the next decade. This alliance expands MedClean's partner network providing direct access to 1,629 VA Hospitals and other government entities requiring medical waste disposal and confidential document destruction technology and services. By partnering with Bear Consulting, an award-winning government provider, we expect to greatly reduce the company's time to market so that we can provide compelling value to the Federal Government, our veterans, and those that serve this community."

    "After careful consideration we are certain that we chose the best in team and technology when partnering with MedClean Technology medical waste treatment and document destruction solutions," commented Mr. Gastellum. "We are excited to support our government by offering VA facilities an onsite medical waste treatment and disposal technology that will improve efficiencies and fix costs over 10 years while enabling significant cost reduction and simultaneously protecting the environment. More importantly, VA Hospital clients will be able to take control of, and know what their medical waste costs will be for the foreseeable future, resulting in significant savings and improved control. We will immediately begin to introduce the MedClean product line to our customers and the extensive network of 1,629 VA facilities with the goal of expanding our government footprint through this product line extension."

    About Bear Consulting

    In the past 12 years, Bear Consulting has had contracts or sub-contracts with large private and government customers such as NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Glenn Research Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (subcontract), Naval Research Laboratory, Naval Postgraduate School, Ball Aerospace & Technologies (subcontract), Hill-ROM, South Western Bell Communications (a multi-year nationwide contract), SUN Microsystems (multi-year development contracts), Pacific Bell, Well Fargo, Cal Fed, Ameritech, and SNET. In the last five years, Bear Consulting has expanded into the healthcare industry with a focus on Medical Waste Disposal & Treatment Solutions. More information is available at http://www.ebearconsulting.com/ on the Internet.

    About MedClean Technologies, Inc.

    MedClean Technologies, Inc. is a provider of innovative technology and services for the onsite treatment and disposal of regulated medical waste. MedClean's flagship MedClean® Series systems are fully integrated, turnkey technology solutions that enable hospitals and other healthcare providers to safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively convert bio-hazardous regulated medical waste into sterile, unrecognizable material suitable for disposal as municipal solid waste. MedClean was founded in 1997 with corporate headquarters, research and development and distribution facilities located in Bethel, Connecticut. Further, information on MedClean can be found at http://www.medcleantechnologies.com/ and in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission found at http://www.sec.gov/.

    Statements about our future expectations are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Federal Securities Laws, and are not guarantees of future performance. When used herein, the words "may," "will," "should," "anticipate," "believe," "appear," "intend," "plan," "expect," "estimate," "approximate," "potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, including those set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, filed with the SEC on March 3, 2010, and other filings with the SEC, and are subject to change at any time. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement.

    Contact: Cameron Donahue Hayden IR (651) 653-1854

    MedClean Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Cameron Donahue, +1-651-653-1854, for MedClean Technologies,
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    Web Site: http://www.medcleantechnologies.com/
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    Mercer Gold Corporation Reports on Gold Mineralization at the Guayabales Gold Project, Colombia

    DENVER, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercer Gold Corp. ("MRGP" or the "Company") (BULLETIN BOARD: MRGP) provides the following description of the Company's Guayabales Gold project, located in the Marmato Gold District, as described in the recently released NI 43-101 Technical Report. The NI 43-101 Technical Report prepared by Exploration Geotechnologies Inc. confirms that significant gold mineralization is present on the Guayabales property, and that this mineralization is adjacent to and on trend with, geologically similar styles of mineralization at the Marmato mining complex.

    Regional Geological Setting and Gold Mineralization: The Guayabales property is located on the eastern margin of the Western Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, and occurs within a regional scale structural zone that hosts the productive Middle Cauca Gold Belt, that is credited with 16 million ounces of production, resources and reserves (Sillitoe, 2008). The gold mineralization at the Guayabales project, and throughout the Marmato Gold District, is related to the emplacement of porphyry stocks of late Miocene age, and is typical of an epithermal, intermediate sulfidation gold-silver deposit. Structure is an important control on the gold-silver mineralization, particularly along northwest trending shear zones. The principal area of mineralization on the Guayabales property is the Encanto Gold Zone. The Encanto Zone ranges from 20 to 40 meters in width, strikes N50 -60W, and has a sub-vertical to steep southwesterly dip. Encanto Zone alteration occurs as multi-phase quartz, clay-white mica, and sulfide-rich breccia. Gold and silver mineralization occurs in quartz and sulfides as native gold, auriferous pyrite, argentite, argentiferous galena, and electrum.

    Previous Work: The Guayabales property is owned by the Comunidad Minera Guayabales, and is subject to Mercer Gold's option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the property (see previous News Releases). The Comunidad Minera Guayabales commenced underground exploration and development activities on the Guayabales Property in 1995 that was focused on the Encanto Gold Zone. This work was focused on exploiting Encanto Zone high grade gold-silver mineralization in relatively narrow underground workings that average 1-2 meters in width, along a strike trend of approximately 250 meters. These small scale underground mining operations have resulted in low rates of artisanal gold-silver production that continue to the present. Mercer's Option Agreement with the Comunidad Minera Guayabales allows for low-tonnage production until such time that Mercer executes the final acquisition.

    Two North American exploration companies conducted exploration programs on the property: a) Colombia Gold ("CG") from 2005-2006, and b) Colombian Mines Corporation ("CMC") from 2006-2009. CG and CMC principally focused their geologic mapping and geochemical sampling programs on Encanto Zone mines and associated underground workings that are encompassed within a 500 meter by 500 meter area. MC collected 512 underground rock chip channel samples that returned average grades of 1.10 g/t gold and 18.6 g/t silver. The best sampling results came from the two principal Encanto Zone mines: Cacica (42 samples averaging 4.71 g/t Au and 50.9 g/t Ag) and Encanto (64 samples averaging 3.67 g/t Au and 21.7 g/t Ag). Significant mineralization was also sampled in the underground workings of the Encanto Zone hanging and footwalls. Taken together, the CMC and CG mine area sampling delineated a west-northwest trending, gold-silver mineralized corridor centered along the Encanto Zone, with dimensions of 650 meters northwest-southeast by 350 meters northeast-southwest. The majority of this mineralized structural corridor has not been explored.

    Drilling Results: CMC's Encanto Zone exploration work culminated in a 17 hole diamond drill program conducted during 2008 (see Guayabales NI-43-101 Technical Report). The holes were located along 450 meters of projected Encanto Zone strike length, and had orientations that were directed perpendicular to the strike direction. The drill program yielded:

    a) five holes that successfully intersected the main Encanto Zone across its entire width,

    b) four holes that initiated penetration of the main zone, but were lost before completion,

    c) three holes that intersected anomalous gold-silver mineralization along trend to the northwest and southeast, and

    d) intercepts from a number of drill holes in the hanging and footwall of the gold zone.

    Drill hole locations are shown here, and gold and silver drill intercepts from the Encanto Zone include:

    Mercer Gold Corp - Guayabales Project: CMC Significant Drill Intercepts (>= 0.3 g/t Au equivalent over a min 5m). Note 1: Au equivalent calculated with Au:Ag 55:1 ratio. Note 2: GDH16-17 returned anomalous Au-Ag, but did not meet the cutoffs. True Gold Length Thickness Silver equiv Hole From To (m) (m) Gold g/t g/t g/t GDH-01 185.95 197.38 11.43 10.40 1.04 15.2 1.31 Includes 194.60 195.80 1.20 10.40 5.12 43.8 5.91 GDH-02 21.40 27.00 5.60 4.31 1.08 13.0 1.32 GDH-04 3.30 9.25 5.95 4.22 1.07 33.1 1.67 GDH-04 87.85 93.50 5.65 4.01 2.55 38.3 3.24 Includes 90.75 93.50 2.75 1.95 4.92 72.3 6.24 GDH-07 50.25 72.10 21.85 9.18 2.43 16.5 2.73 Includes 50.25 53.40 3.15 1.32 11.00 43.0 11.78 GDH-08 87.00 117.85 30.85 5.24 1.16 17.0 1.47 Includes 95.50 99.25 3.75 0.64 4.81 32.7 5.40 GDH-13 91.80 103.60 11.80 2.01 3.11 15.3 3.38 Includes 97.90 101.00 3.10 0.53 10.48 26.2 10.96 GDH-14 78.90 122.95 44.05 18.50 1.24 17.6 1.56 Includes 96.45 97.50 1.05 0.44 18.45 16.6 18.75 Includes 108.95 110.55 1.60 0.67 3.09 11.0 3.29 Includes 117.95 122.95 5.00 2.10 2.44 67.6 3.67 GDH-15 110.10 139.45 29.35 9.98 0.87 7.8 1.04

    The CMC core drilling program successfully extended the Encanto Zone's strike length to 500 meters, and down dip extent to 200 meters. The zone remains open along strike and to depth, with additional exploration potential within parallel mineralized zones in the hanging wall and footwall rocks.

    New Surface Mineralization: In addition to the Encanto Zone exploration, CMC also collected 163 surface chip channel samples along a new access road leading to the underground mining area. The road generally trends perpendicular to the west-northwest structural trend projecting onto the Guayabales property from Marmato-Echandia. CMC's sampling discovered a broad, 600 meter wide zone of fracturing, quartz veining, consistent grades of gold mineralization averaging 0.24 g/t, and anomalous copper-lead geochemistry. Taken together, CMC's underground and road cut sampling define a 1,100 meter wide corridor of significant to anomalous gold mineralization that is on trend with Marmato-Echandia, and has the potential to host a near surface, bulk tonnage, oxide gold resource.

    Exploration Potential: In a district scale exploration context, the Guayabales Property is located immediately adjacent to, and on trend with, the mineralized structures of the Marmato mining complex. The Marmato complex contains three mining areas termed the Zona Alta, the Zona Baja, and Echandia. In March of 2010, Medoro Resources Ltd. released a NI 43-101 compliant gold resource estimate for Marmato. The mineralized trend hosting the Marmato resource projects directly northwest into the gold-silver mineralized zones hosted at Guayabales.

    The similarities of Guayabales and Marmato include a number of key elements, including the same: a) host rocks, b) structural trends, c) styles of mineralization, and d) types of alteration. The geological similarities and close proximity (i.e., within 1-2 kilometers) of Guayabales and the Marmato mining complex provides a compelling exploration opportunity for Mercer. Mercer's priority target is a bulk-tonnage, gold-silver deposit that will be amenable to open pit mining. However, there remains significant exploration potential for higher grade gold-silver mineralization that could be exploited with selective underground mining techniques. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the precious metals mineralization at Marmato is exposed over a vertical extent of more than 1,000 meters, yet exploration at Guayabales has been limited to the upper 100 to 200 meters of the system. As a result, the exploration target at Guayabales not only includes the broad (i.e., in excess of 1 kilometer) lateral projection of the Marmato-Echandia trends onto the property, but as well, a potentially significant projection to depth.

    Exploration Programs: The Company has commenced exploration programs based from a field office near Marmato and has established an administrative office in Medellin. Field programs including surface mapping and sampling, combined with underground sampling have been initiated and initial results will be available in the coming weeks. The exploration programs are designed in stages leading up to drilling programs planned for later in the year.

    QA/QC & Data Verification: Independent data verification included sampling during Guayabales field and core shed reviews, as well as assay database verification in the office. This independent work confirmed that the Guayabales samples from previous operators were representative and reproducible. The assay database verification yielded no errors. Finally, a compilation and review of QA assay results established that all QC tests were passed for standard, blank, and duplicate samples.

    About Mercer Gold Corporation

    Mercer Gold Corporation is focused on gold exploration and resource definition in Colombia. The Company acquired the prospective Guayabales Project, located in the Marmato Gold District, Department of Caldas, earlier in 2010. Mercer is exploring the Guayabales property and is seeking to acquire additional prospective gold properties in Colombia.

    The Company's Chief Geologist, Keith A. Laskowski, MSc., is a Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators. He has prepared, reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release.

    IMPORTANT CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING CANADIAN DISCLOSURE STANDARDS

    The Company is an "OTC Reporting Issuer" under BC Instrument 51-509, Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets, promulgated by the British Columbia Securities Commission. Accordingly, certain disclosure in this news release or other disclosure provided by the Company has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of securities laws in effect in Canada, which differ from the requirements of United States securities laws. In Canada, an issuer is required to provide technical information with respect to mineralization, including reserves and resources, if any, on its mineral exploration properties in accordance with Canadian requirements, which differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") applicable to registration statements and reports filed by United States companies pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. As such, information contained in this news release or other disclosure provided by the Company concerning descriptions of mineralization under Canadian standards may not be comparable to similar information made public by United States companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC. This news release or other disclosure provided by the Company may use the terms "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" and "inferred mineral resources". While these terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations (under National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects), the SEC does not recognize them. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted to reserves. In addition, "inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian securities legislation, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, or economic studies, except in rare cases. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

    For further information see: http://www.mercergoldcorp.com/ Symbol: OTCBB - MRGP; Frankfurt AN4, WKN NO. A0MUN4. Contact: Investor Relations (USA) Tel. 1- 303-235-8099 Safe Harbor Statement

    THIS NEWS RELEASE CONTAINS "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS", AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION 27A OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 21E OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED. STATEMENTS IN THIS NEWS RELEASE, WHICH ARE NOT PURELY HISTORICAL, ARE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INCLUDE ANY STATEMENTS REGARDING BELIEFS, PLANS, EXPECTATIONS OR INTENTIONS REGARDING THE FUTURE.

    EXCEPT FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN, MATTERS DISCUSSED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY SUCH STATEMENTS. STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT HISTORICAL FACTS, INCLUDING STATEMENTS THAT ARE PRECEDED BY, FOLLOWED BY, OR THAT INCLUDE SUCH WORDS AS "ESTIMATE," "ANTICIPATE," "BELIEVE," "PLAN" OR "EXPECT" OR SIMILAR STATEMENTS ARE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE INCLUDE STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE COMPANY'S PLANS WITH RESPECT TO ITS EXPLORATION PROGRAM ON THE PROPERTY DURING THE NEXT 12 MONTHS. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES FOR THE COMPANY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH MINERAL EXPLORATION AND FUNDING AS WELL AS THE RISKS SHOWN IN THE COMPANY'S MOST RECENT ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY REPORTS ON FORM 10-K AND FORM 10-Q, RESPECTIVELY, AND FROM TIME-TO-TIME IN OTHER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION REGARDING THE COMPANY. OTHER RISKS INCLUDE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REGULATORY APPROVAL PROCESS, COMPETITIVE COMPANIES, FUTURE CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS AND THE COMPANY'S ABILITY AND LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR ITS EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES. THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT THE COMPANY'S EXPLORATION EFFORTS WILL SUCCEED AND THE COMPANY WILL ULTIMATELY ACHIEVE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS. THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE MADE AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE, AND THE COMPANY ASSUMES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, OR TO UPDATE THE REASONS WHY ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER FROM THOSE PROJECTED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. ALTHOUGH THE COMPANY BELIEVES THAT THE BELIEFS, PLANS, EXPECTATIONS AND INTENTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE ARE REASONABLE, THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THOSE BELIEFS, PLANS, EXPECTATIONS OR INTENTIONS WILL PROVE TO BE ACCURATE. INVESTORS SHOULD CONSIDER ALL OF THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN AND SHOULD ALSO REFER TO THE RISK FACTORS DISCLOSED IN THE COMPANY'S PERIODIC REPORTS FILED FROM TIME-TO-TIME WITH THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.

    THIS NEWS RELEASE HAS BEEN PREPARED BY MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY WHO TAKES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS CONTENTS. NONE OF FINRA, THE SEC NOR THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SECURITIES COMMISSION HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS NEWS RELEASE. THIS NEWS RELEASE SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF THESE SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY SUCH JURISDICTION.

    Mercer Gold Corporation

    CONTACT: Investor Relations (USA), +1-303-235-8099

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




    DivX Announces New Partnership With China TV Market Leader, HisenseHisense's 2010 line of DTVs will adopt DivX Plus(TM) HD technology in China and Europe, extending the DivX worldwide footprint

    SAN DIEGO and QINGDAO, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DivX, Inc. , a leading digital media company, and Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., the number one TV company in China, today announced that Hisense has selected DivX Plus(TM) HD technology to be integrated in its new line of digital TVs (DTVs). These revolutionary TVs will enable the playback of DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container, enabling consumers to enjoy videos at HD resolutions up to 1080p in the DivX® format using the TV's USB slot.

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    Hisense is the number one LCD TV brand in China for seven consecutive years, and its share of the LED TV market in China was more than 30% as of May 7, 2010. Its products are also exported to over 130 countries and regions throughout the world. As the first DTV OEM in China to support DivX Plus HD, Hisense's first DivX Plus HD Certified DTV will be available to consumers first in China and soon after in Europe.

    DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supports the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on http://www.divx.com/, DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.

    Known for great performance, visual quality and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers with a comprehensive digital media solution supporting the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices. In addition, DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios, and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content in the DivX format worldwide.

    "Hisense is a leading global provider of DTVs, and we are thrilled to expand our partnership to integrate DivX Plus HD technology in their new 2010 line of digital TVs for the Chinese market and beyond," said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer at DivX. "Now consumers will be able to enjoy Hisense advanced LED technology and DivX Plus HD playback for the ultimate home theater experience."

    "DivX is an innovative global company on the cutting edge of digital media, and we are very excited to be their first partner to support DivX Plus HD in China," said Shao Jiancheng, General Manager of Hisense Multimedia R&D centre. "Adding DivX technology will help us grow our footprint worldwide and provide an important differentiator for us in China as well as the global market."

    For more information about DivX, visit http://www.divx.com/ For more information about Hisense, visit global.hisense.com About DivX

    DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment--the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 300 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.

    About Hisense

    Hisense Group is the largest professional telecommunications enterprise in East China's Shandong Province. Founded 40 years ago as a small workshop enterprise, Hisense Group has since developed into an integrated business with commercial interests spanning household appliances, telecommunications, information technology, international trade and real estate. For years, Hisense has adhered to a philosophy of high technology, high-quality and superior service in its effort to establish its international brand name. The company has maintained high-speed growth through continuous optimization of is product mix and constant technological innovation. Hisense has also realized rapid expansion through capital injections. Its main product lines include TV sets, air conditioners, computers, mobile phones, refrigerators, computer software and network equipment

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding DivX's visibility within the investment community and the availability of certain DivX enabled products to consumers. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that the Company's activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; risks associated with DivX's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; the risk of DivX's dependence on its licensees and partners; risks related to the effect of intellectual property rights claims; risks related to DivX's partners' ability to make certain products available to consumers on specified timelines, or at all; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of DivX's most recent report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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    CONTACT: media, Jennifer Baumgartner, +1-503-901-5371,
    jbaumgartner@divxcorp.com; or investors, Karen Fisher, +1-858-882-6415,
    kfisher@divxcorp.com, both of DivX, Inc.

    Web Site: http://www.hisense.com/
    http://www.divx.com/




    NeoStem Named 'Best Stem Cell Company' in The New Economy's 2010 Biotech Awards

    -- Recognizes NeoStem's pioneering work in adult stem cells, including development efforts relating to its VSEL(TM) Technology --

    NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the U.S. and China, today announced that it has been selected for the award "Best Stem Cell Company, 2010" in The New Economy's Biotech Awards, which identify excellence in the field of technology.

    According to The New Economy's editor Jan Spiegel, who chaired the panel overseeing the awards, "Biotechnology is an exciting field, perhaps nowhere more so than in the area of adult stem cells. The building of NeoStem's adult stem cell platform and its leadership role in this field has been gaining increased recognition including from the Pontifical Council for Culture of the Vatican in the recently announced exclusive collaboration."

    Robin Smith, NeoStem's Chairman and CEO, will accept the award at a presentation and interview to be held at the London Stock Exchange on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. GMT. Dr. Smith commented, "We are very pleased to be recognized by The New Economy as an industry leader in stem cells. NeoStem's VSEL(TM) technology represents the cornerstone of our R&D efforts to advance stem cell treatments in two of the world's largest pharmaceutical markets, US and China."

    About The New Economy

    The New Economy captures the spirit of thought leadership. Both the magazine and the website are committed to the very highest standards of journalism, working together with experts from leading technology think tanks, public and private sector organizations, and academics from the most esteemed educational and research centers around the world, to bring regularly updated news, deep analysis of the issues of the day and clear and precise explanations of emerging technologies.

    Winners of The New Economy 2010 Awards have been selected based on criteria such as innovation, originality and quality of product, as well as proof of market development and excellence in client representation.

    About NeoStem, Inc.

    NeoStem, Inc. is engaged in the development of stem cell-based therapies and building of a network of adult stem cell collection centers in the U.S. and China that are focused on enabling people to donate and store their own (autologous) stem cells for their personal use in times of future medical need. The Company is also the licensee of various stem cell technologies, including a worldwide exclusive license to VSELTM Technology which uses very small embryonic-like stem cells, shown to have several physical characteristics that are generally found in embryonic stem cells, and is pursuing the licensing of other technologies for therapeutic use. NeoStem's majority-controlled Chinese pharmaceutical operation, Suzhou Erye, manufactures and distributes generic antibiotics in China. For more information, please visit: http://www.neostem.com/ .

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements include the future of VSEL TM Technology as a viable treatment option, about which no assurances can be given. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Factors that could cause future results to materially differ from the recent results or those projected in forward-looking statements include the "Risk Factors" described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2010, as well as other periodic filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company's further development is highly dependent on future medical and research developments and market acceptance, which is outside its control.

    For more information, please contact: NeoStem, Inc. Robin Smith, CEO Phone: +1-212-584-4174 Email: rsmith@neostem.com Web: http://www.neostem.com/ CCG Investor Relations, Inc. Kalle Ahl, Account Manager Phone: +1-646-833-3417 Email: kalle.ahl@ccgir.com Web: http://www.ccgirasia.com/ Crocker Coulson, President Phone: +1-646-213-1915 Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

    NeoStem, Inc.

    CONTACT: Robin Smith, CEO of NeoStem, Inc., +1-212-584-4174, or
    rsmith@neostem.com; or at CCG Investor Relations, Inc., Kalle Ahl, Account
    Manager, +1-646-833-3417, or kalle.ahl@ccgir.com, or Crocker Coulson,
    President, +1-646-213-1915, or crocker.coulson@ccgir.com, for NBS

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




    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

    XIANYANG, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Biostar" or "the Company"), the Xianyang-based manufacturer of a leading over-the-counter Hepatitis B medicine, Xin-Aoxing Oleanolic Acid Capsule, and other pharmaceutical products, today announced that Mr. Deyin "Bill" Chen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2010. Mr. Chen replaces Ms. Elaine Zhao, who resigned effective at the close of business on June 30, 2010.

    Mr. Chen brings more than 13 years of multinational and Big 4 accounting experiences to Biostar. His expertise includes financial management, financing transactions, corporate governance and investor relations. Most recently, Mr. Chen was an independent advisor engaged in local RMB PE fundraising and providing M&A and PE advisory and due diligence services. Prior to that, Mr. Chen was a partner of Trenwith Securities LLC, where he was engaged in and executed cross-border equity financing for various Chinese companies. He was also a senior business advisor of Ernst & Young and a senior financial advisor of IBM Global Services. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Chen was the CFO for China Operations of Ashland Inc.

    Mr. Chen graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Physics from Fudan University, and Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and Accountancy from University of Cincinnati. He also holds a MBA degree from York University.

    "We are very pleased to have Bill join us as our Chief Financial Officer," stated Mr. Ronghua Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Biostar. "His strong financial background and extensive investment experience, in addition to his bilingual skills and bicultural background, will strengthen our capabilities in the execution of our growth strategy, financial management and corporate communications. We are confident that the new appointment will help create a stronger organization and facilitate our future growth."

    About Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary in China, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products for a variety of diseases and conditions. The Company's most popular product is its Xin-Aoxing Oleanolic Acid Capsule, an over-the-counter ("OTC") medicine for chronic hepatitis B, a disease affecting approximately 10% of the Chinese population. In addition to its hepatitis product, Biostar currently manufactures two broad-based OTC products and two prescription-based pharmaceuticals. The Company has adopted international standards, holds one patent and is in the process of applying for two patents.

    Safe Harbor

    Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding the success of our investments, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to sustain our previous levels of profitability including on account of our ability to manage growth, intense competition, wage increases in China, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts and legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside China. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our S-1 dated June 27, 2008, our 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and other recent filings. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov/. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on our behalf.

    For further information, please contact: Company: Mr. Deyin "Bill" Chen, CFO Tel: +86-38-1610-0700 Email: bchen65@gmail.com

    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mr. Deyin "Bill" Chen, CFO at +86-38-1610-0700 or
    bchen65@gmail.com




    Vimicro to Present at the Global Hunter Securities China Conference on July 12, 2010

    BEIJING, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Vimicro International Corporation ("Vimicro"), a leading multimedia semiconductor and solution provider, today announced that David Tang, CFO, and Jack Guo, Vice President of Investor Relations, will participate in the Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. The Company will present at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Investors may schedule one-on-one meetings with management at the conference by contacting a Global Hunter sales representative or emailing chinaconf@ghsecurities.com.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070528/CNM014LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070528/CNM014LOGO ) About Vimicro International Corporation

    Vimicro International Corporation is a leading multimedia semiconductor and solution provider that designs, develops and markets mixed-signal semiconductor products and system-level solutions that enable multimedia capabilities in a variety of products for the consumer electronics and communications markets. Vimicro is also expanding business into the surveillance market with system-level solutions and semiconductor products. Vimicro's ADSs, each of which represents four ordinary shares, are currently trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "VIMC."

    For further information about Vimicro, please contact: Jack Guo, Vice President of Investor Relations Phone: +86-10-6894-8888 x7379 Email: jackguo@vimicro.com Shelton Group Investor Relations Leanne K. Sievers, EVP Phone: +1-949-224-3874 Email: lsievers@sheltongroup.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070528/CNM014LOGO
    http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070528/CNM014LOGO Vimicro International Corporation

    CONTACT: Jack Guo, Vice President of Investor Relations of Vimicro, +86-
    10-6894-8888 x7379, or jackguo@vimicro.com; or at Shelton Group Investor
    Relations, Leanne K. Sievers, EVP, +1-949-224-3874, or
    lsievers@sheltongroup.com, for VIMC




    Funtalk China Holdings Limited Announces Waiver of Earn-Out Shares by Principal Shareholders

    BEIJING, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Funtalk China Holdings Limited ("Funtalk" or the "Company") today announced that the Company's principal shareholders, Arch Digital Holdings Limited ("Arch") and Capital Ally Investments Limited ("Capital Ally"), waived their rights to receive up to an additional 23,000,000 earn-out shares in order to minimize potential dilution to Funtalk's other existing shareholders.

    In July 2009, pursuant to a merger agreement among the Company, Pypo Digital Company Limited ("Pypo Digital"), Arch, Capital Ally and certain other parties, the Company effected a business combination where Pypo Digital's then shareholders, Arch and Capital Ally, transferred all the issued and outstanding shares of Pypo Digital to the Company in exchange for 45,000,000 ordinary shares and 3,400,000 Class B warrants of the Company and the rights to receive up to an additional 23,000,000 ordinary shares under an earn-out provision in the merger agreement, based on the adjusted net income of the Company in the fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012. On June 30, 2010, Arch and Capital Ally signed a waiver letter to waive their rights to receive the earn-out shares under the merger agreement.

    Mr. Fei Dongping, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "We greatly appreciate Arch and Capital Ally for their cooperation. By waiving their rights to receive the earn-out shares, Arch and Capital Ally removed a potential source of dilution for our other existing shareholders. We believe this also demonstrates Arch's and Capital Ally's increased confidence in our company's long-term outlook and their long-term support for our company's business plan."

    About Funtalk China Holdings Limited

    Funtalk is a retailer and distributor of mobile communications products and services and content in 30 provinces in China. The Company has branch offices and regional distribution centers, operates a chain of mobile communications products retail stores, and has an internet retail platform.

    Safe Harbor and Informational Statement

    This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "will," "would" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The Company may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements made by the parties as a result of a number of factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. These factors include the risk factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Further, the forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any future acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures, collaborations, dividends or investments made by the Company or other parties. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

    For more information, please contact: Bill Zima ICR Inc. (US) Phone: +1-203-682-8200 Email: bill.zima@icrinc.com In China: Michael Tieu Tel: +86-10-6599-7960 Email: michael.tieu@icrinc.com Francis Kwok Cheong Wan Funtalk China Ltd. (China) Senior Vice President Tel: +86-10-5709-1193 Email: franciswan@funtalk.cn Maria Xin Funtalk China Ltd. (China) Investor Relations Manager Tel: +86-10-5709-1193 Email: xinyi@funtalk.cn

    Funtalk China Holdings Limited

    CONTACT: Bill Zima, ICR Inc. (US), +1-203-682-8200, or
    bill.zima@icrinc.com; Or In China: Michael Tieu, +86-10-6599-7960, or
    michael.tieu@icrinc.com; or Francis Kwok Cheong Wan, Funtalk China Ltd.
    (China), Senior Vice President, +86-10-5709-1193, or franciswan@funtalk.cn; Or
    Maria Xin, Funtalk China Ltd. (China), Investor Relations Manager,
    +86-10-5709-1193, or xinyi@funtalk.cn




    China Sunergy to Hold Annual General Meeting on August 19, 2010

    NANJING, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Sunergy Co., Ltd. ("China Sunergy" or the "Company") a leading solar cell and module manufacturer based in Nanjing, China, today announced that it will hold its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") on August 19th, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (China Time). The AGM will be held at No. 123, West Focheng Road, Jiangning Economic & Technical Development Zone, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 211100, People's Republic of China.

    Holders of record of ordinary shares of the Company at the close of business on July 6, 2010 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the AGM or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Holders of the Company's American depositary shares ("ADSs") who wish to exercise their voting rights for the underlying ordinary shares must act through the depositary of the Company's ADS program, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

    The AGM will discuss and seek adoption of the following resolutions to be proposed by the Company:

    1. Proposal No. 1 - Retirement and re-election of Mr. Xiaoqian Zhou as a Class C director of the Company. 2. Proposal No. 2 - Retirement and re-election of Mr. Wenze Wang as a Class C director of the Company. 3. Proposal No. 3 - Retirement and re-election of Mr. Shiliang Guo as a Class C director of the Company. 4. Proposal No. 4 - Appointment of the Independent Auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for the fiscal year 2010; and 5. Proposal No. 5 - The directors and each of Tingxiu Lu and Zhifang Cai (each, an "Officer") be, and hereby are, authorized to take any and every action that might be necessary to effect the foregoing proposals 1 to 4 as such director or Officer, in his or her absolute discretion, thinks fit. About China Sunergy Co. Ltd.

    China Sunergy Co., Ltd. ("China Sunergy") is a specialized manufacturer of solar cell and module products in China. China Sunergy manufactures solar cells from silicon wafers, which utilize crystalline silicon solar cell technology to convert sunlight directly into electricity through a process known as the photovoltaic effect, and assembles solar cells into solar modules. China Sunergy sells these solar products to Chinese and overseas module manufacturers, system integrators, and solar power systems for use in various markets.

    For more information please visit http://www.chinasunergy.com/ . For further information contact: Financial Dynamics Helen Jing Zhu Email: Helen.JingZhu@fd.com Tel: +86-10-8591-1958 Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the company and the industry, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, the company's ability to raise additional capital to finance the company's activities; the effectiveness, profitability, and the marketability of its products; the economic slowdown in China and elsewhere and its impact on the company's operations; demand for and selling prices of the company's products; the future trading of the common stock of the company; the ability of the company to operate as a public company; the period of time for which its current liquidity will enable the company to fund its operations; the company's ability to protect its proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the volatility of the company's operating results and financial condition; the company's ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; future shortage or availability of the supply of raw materials; impact on cost-competitiveness as a result of entering into long-term arrangements with raw material suppliers and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, they cannot assure you that their expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

    China Sunergy Co., Ltd.

    CONTACT: Helen Jing Zhu, Financial Dynamics at Helen.JingZhu@fd.com or
    +86-10-8591-1958, for CSUN

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




    AIVtech Receives a $5 Million Order from Ace Bayou Corporation

    SHENZHEN, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AIVtech International Group Co. (BULLETIN BOARD: ECOH) ("AIVtech" or the "Company"), a provider of consumer electronics products in both domestic and international markets, today announced the receipt of a large order for furniture-audio products from Ace Bayou Corporation.

    The Company entered into a sales contract with Ace Bayou Corporation on June 28, 2010 to supply 140,000 sets valued at USD $5 million. This is an original-design manufacturing (ODM) contract with Ace Bayou Corp's X Rocker division. In this order, AIVtech is working in partnership with a furniture manufacturing company-Da Kang Holding Co. Ltd. of China-in which AIVtech supplies the electronic components and Da Kang performs product assembly. These furniture-audio products include leisure furniture with built-in audio/video systems and video-gaming chairs.

    Ace Bayou Corporation was founded in 1986 and has launched several lifestyle-focused divisions including X Rocker, ABC Lifestyle Furniture and ABC Pet Products. X Rocker is a line of multi-functional furniture with built-in technology that includes adjustable vibrational audio for music, movies and games, which transfers the sound into the furniture's backrest and provides a full range of multi-sensory entertainment.

    "We have been awarded several patents and many international product certifications for our furniture-audio products, and our video-gaming chairs have received awards from reviewers," said JinLin Guo, AIVtech's Chairman and CEO. "We have established long-term relationships with our international customer base, which we are leveraging to become a worldwide recognized brand in the industry."

    About AIVtech International Group Co.

    AIVtech International Group Co. is the parent company of wholly owned Shenzhen AIVtech Company Limited ("Shenzhen AIVtech"), which owns 70% of Dongguan AIVtech Company Limited ("Dongguan AIVtech"). AIVtech's founder, Chairman, and CEO JinLin Guo owns the remaining 30% of Dongguan AIVtech. Founded in 2004, the Company focuses on the integration of electronic products, such as multimedia speakers and video games, with furniture and has coined the term "electronic furniture" to describe its products. The Company has three major product categories: (1) electronic furniture, including video chairs with built-in speakers and vibration, as well as leisure furniture with built-in audio/video systems; (2) multimedia/digital speakers; and (3) LCD/LED televisions. For more information, visit http://www.aivtechgroup.com/ .

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based largely on current expectations and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from these statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are relevant as of the date of the given press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. AIVtech International Group Co. undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Mr. Terry Liao, Vice President AIVtech International Group Co. Email: terryliao@aivtechgroup.com Tel: +86-755-2533-3022 Investor Relations Contact: Mr. John Harmon, Sr. Account Manager CCG Investor Relations Email: john.harmon@ccgir.com Tel: +1-646-833-3424

    AIVtech International Group Co.

    CONTACT: Mr. Terry Liao, Vice President, AIVtech International Group Co.
    at terryliao@aivtechgroup.com or +86-755-2533-3022; Investor Relations Contact:
    Mr. John Harmon, Sr. Account Manager, CCG Investor Relations at
    john.harmon@ccgir.com or +1-646-833-3424

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




    China Fire Awarded $10 Million Contract with China Nuclear Power

    BEIJING, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that the Company has been awarded a contract for Fire Detection Systems with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. ("CNPEC"), valued at approximately $10 million, the largest amount contracted from CNPEC to date.

    CNPEC, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, is a subsidiary of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group ("CGNPG"), the largest of the three nuclear power companies in China. CGNPG is in the process of constructing five new power-generating projects, which will have a total installed generating capacity of approximately 21,000 MWe. Among these projects is the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant (the "Taishan Plant").

    The Taishan Plant, located in Taishan City, Guangdong Province, began its official construction on December 21, 2009. It is the first nuclear power station in China to be adopting the latest Evolutionary Power Reactor ("EPR") Technology. The overall plan is to build four sets of nuclear power units, with a single unit within this project targeting capacity of 1,750 MWe, the largest single-unit output in the world.

    EPR technology is a third-generation nuclear power technology designed and developed in Europe with a main design objective of stronger safety and enhanced economic competitiveness compared to previous nuclear technologies. According to the revised Chinese Medium- and Long-term Development Plan for the Nuclear Power Industry (2005-2020), China aims to have an installed nuclear power capacity of 70-80 gigawatts by 2020, where most nuclear power units will adopt third generation technology.

    "We are very pleased with our record contract win in the nuclear sector, which not only demonstrates our success in the fast-growing nuclear vertical but also further validates our continued efforts to diversify our revenue mix," commented Mr. Brian Lin, chief executive officer of China Fire. "As nuclear power plants require use of the most sophisticated fire protection products, this high-profile contract win highlights our leading position in China's fire protection industry, as well as our excellent value proposition and strong track record."

    China Fire is contracted to supply its Fire Detection Systems to Nuclear Island ("NI"), Conventional Island ("CI") and Balance of Plant ("BOP"), three key sections of the Taishan Plant. China Fire will be fully responsible for all aspects of supplying the Fire Detection Systems, from design and manufacturing to installation and maintenance. Currently, the Company is also in the process of bidding on the corresponding fire-extinguishing contract for the Taishan Plant.

    For the NI portion of the contract, China Fire, together with the Company's business partner, will serve as a fire-detection system designer and equipment provider. This part of the contract is valued at approximately $8 million and expected to be completed within the next three years.

    Under the CI and BOP portions of the contract, China Fire will serve as a fire-detection equipment provider for various fire-detection products with a total value of approximately $2 million. China Fire will provide fire-detection products that include the Company's proprietary recoverable rate-of-rise temperature linear heat detectors, infrared flame detectors, and special infrared flame detectors for explosion-hazard areas. The project is expected to be completed within the next three years.

    "CNPEC has been our customer since 2008, and we believe CFSG was awarded this contract win based on CFSG's proven capabilities of delivering the industry's best total fire protection solution and our deepening mutual relationship of trust and quality with CNPEC. The third generation nuclear power technology such as EPR technology is set to become the mainstream technology used in China over the coming years, so we are particularly pleased to have established a solid foothold in the market. With our strong brand and technical leadership, we feel we are well-positioned to capture other new business opportunities that will arise from China government's implementation of the $66 billion nuclear power development plan," concluded Mr. Brian Lin.

    About China Fire & Security Group, Inc.

    China Fire & Security Group, Inc. , through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sureland Industrial Fire Safety Limited ("Sureland"), is a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China. Leveraging on its proprietary technologies, China Fire is engaged primarily in the design, manufacturing, sales and maintenance services of a broad product portfolio including detectors, controllers, and fire extinguishers. Via its nationwide direct sales force, China Fire has built a solid client base including major companies in iron and steel, power, petrochemical and transportation industries throughout China. China Fire has a seasoned management team with strong focus on standards and technologies. Currently, China Fire has a comprehensive portfolio of patents covering fire detection, system control and fire extinguishing technologies. Founded in 1995, China Fire is headquartered in Beijing with about 430 employees in more than 30 sales and project offices throughout China. For more information about the Company, please go to http://www.chinafiresecurity.com/ .

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

    This presentation may contain forward-looking information about China Fire & Security Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Sureland which are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "project," "plan," "seek," "intend," or "anticipate" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include discussions of strategy, statements about industry trends and China Fire & Security Groups' future performance, operations and products. This and other "Risk Factors" are contained in China Fire & Security Groups' public filings with the SEC.

    For more information, please contact: China Fire & Security Group, Inc. Amy Gao, Investor Relations Tel: +86-10-8441-7400 Email: ir@chinafiresecurity.com ICR, Inc. In China: Michael Tieu Tel: +86-10-6599-7960 Email: michael.tieu@icrinc.com In the U.S.: Bill Zima Tel: +1-203-682-8200 Email: bill.zima@icrinc.com

    China Fire & Security Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Amy Gao, Investor Relations, China Fire & Security Group, Inc.
    at +86-10-8441-7400 or ir@chinafiresecurity.com; ICR, Inc.: In China: Michael
    Tieu at +86-10-6599-7960 or michael.tieu@icrinc.com; In the U.S.: Bill Zima at
    +1-203-682-8200 or bill.zima@icrinc.com

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




    China Industrial Waste Management, Inc. Receives Additional Government Subsidy of RMB 5 Million for Capacity Expansion Project

    DALIAN, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Industrial Waste Management, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CIWT) ("China Industrial Waste Management" or the "Company"), a leading environmental services and solutions provider in China, today announced that its 90% owned subsidiary, Dalian Dongtai Industrial Waste Treatment, Co., Ltd. received a national subsidy of RMB 5 million (approximately $0.7 million) as funding to complete the capacity expansion project for a centralized hazardous waste treatment facility (the "Expansion Project") in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. This subsidy is the second installment of a series to be disbursed by the government as the Expansion Project progresses.

    As previously disclosed, Dalian Dongtai Industrial Waste Treatment, Co., Ltd. embarked on the Expansion Project in July 2008. The total cost of the Expansion Project is estimated to be RMB 110 million (approximately $16.2 million), of which RMB 33 million (approximately $4.9 million), or 30%, is expected to be subsidized by the central government. Including the RMB 10 million that was disbursed to the Company in July 2009, there has now been a total of RMB 15 million in subsidies given to the Company relating to the Expansion Project.

    The Expansion Project is part of the nation's hazardous waste treatment initiative that is subsidized by the central government. This facility will be one of two such plants in Liaoning Province. Management anticipates the Company will complete the construction of the remaining storage and processing facilities during the fourth quarter of 2010.

    "We are very appreciative to have received the second installment of the government subsidy for our capacity expansion project in Dalian that is now 70% complete," said Mr. Jinqing Dong, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "The facility will be state-of-the-art and feature twice the capacity of our current plant. Further, we will deliver quality services for a wider range of customers in the region to satisfy the rapidly growing demand. In conclusion, we believe that this project clearly demonstrates our capabilities to manage capital waste management engineering projects."

    About China Industrial Waste Management, Inc.

    China Industrial Waste Management, Inc. is engaged in the collection, treatment, disposal and recycling of industrial wastes principally in Dalian and surrounding areas in Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China through its 90%-owned subsidiary Dalian Dongtai Industrial Waste Treatment Co., Ltd. ("Dongtai") and other indirect subsidiaries. Dongtai treats, disposes of and/or recycles many types of industrial wastes, and recycled waste products used by customers as raw material to produce chemical and metallurgy products. In addition, Dongtai treats or disposes of industrial waste through incineration, burial or water treatment, and provides environmental protection services, technology consultation, pollution treatment services, waste management design processing services, waste disposal solutions, waste transportation services, onsite waste management services, and environmental pollution remediation services. For more information, please visit the Company's website ( http://www.chinaciwt.com/ ).

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

    This release may include "forward-looking statements." You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements contain such words as "may," "project," "might," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "would," "estimate," or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and, consequently, our actual performance may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following factors, as well as other factors described from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission: the launch and successful operation of the Dongtai Organic Waste Treatment Project, the timing and magnitude of technological advances; the prospects for future acquisitions; the effects of political, economic and social uncertainties regarding the governmental, economic and political circumstances in the People's Republic of China, the possibility that a current customer could be acquired or otherwise be affected by a future event that would diminish their waste management requirements; the competition in the waste management industry and the impact of such competition on pricing, revenues and margins; uncertainties surrounding budget reductions or changes in funding priorities of existing government programs and the cost of attracting and retaining highly skilled personnel; our projected sales, profitability, and cash flows; our growth strategies; anticipated trends in our industries; our future financing plans; and our anticipated needs for working capital. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and, except to the extent required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update any forward- looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Ms. Guo Xin, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +86-411-8581-1229 Email: hellenguo@chinaciwt.com Mr. Zhang Dazhi, Director of Investor Relations Tel: +86-411-8259-5339 Email: darcy.zhang@chinaciwt.com Web: http://www.chinaciwt.com/ CCG Investor Relations: Mr. Athan Dounis, Account Manager Tel: +1-646-213-1916 Email: athan.dounis@ccgir.com Mr. Crocker Coulson, President Tel: +1-646-213-1915 (New York) Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com Web: http://www.ccgirasia.com/

    China Industrial Waste Management, Inc.

    CONTACT: Company Contact: Ms. Guo Xin, Chief Financial Officer at
    +86-411-8581-1229 or hellenguo@chinaciwt.com; Mr. Zhang Dazhi, Director of
    Investor Relations at +86-411-8259-5339 or darcy.zhang@chinaciwt.com; CCG
    Investor Relations: Mr. Athan Dounis, Account Manager at +1-646-213-1916 or
    athan.dounis@ccgir.com; Mr. Crocker Coulson, President at +1-646-213-1915 (New
    York) or crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

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




    CPHI to Present at the Global Hunter Securities China Conference in San Francisco on July 11 - 13, 2010

    HAIKOU CITY, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: CPHI) ("China Pharma" or the "Company"), a leading fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical company in China, today announced that the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Frank Waung, has been invited by Global Hunter Securities to present at the Global Hunter Securities ("GHS") China Conference.

    The GHS China Conference will be held on July 11 - 13, 2010 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Mr. Frank Waung is scheduled to make a presentation at 3 P.M. PT on Monday, July 12, 2010 and will be available to meet with investors throughout the conference.

    For further details, please contact your respective institutional sales representative.

    About China Pharma Holdings, Inc.

    China Pharma Holdings, Inc. is a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of products focused on conditions with a high incidence and high mortality rates in China, including cardiovascular, CNS, infectious, and digestive diseases. The Company's cost-effective, high margin business model is driven by market demand and supported by eight scalable GMP-certified product lines covering the major dosage forms. In addition, the Company has a broad and expanding nationwide distribution network across 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Hainan Helpson Medical & Biotechnology Co., Ltd., is located in Haikou City, Hainan Province. For more information about China Pharma Holdings, Inc., please visit http://www.chinapharmaholdings.com/

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

    Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements set forth above that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, such factors as success of new product development, unanticipated changes in product demand, increased competition, downturns in the Chinese economy, uncompetitive levels of research and development, and other information detailed from time to time in the Company's filings and future filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company's expectations.

    For more information, please contact: China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Tel: +86-898-6681-1730 (China) Email: hps@chinapharmaholdings.com CCG Investor Relations Vivian Chen, Sr. Market Intelligence Exec. Tel: +1-646-701-7445 (New York) Email: vivian.chen@ccgir.com

    China Pharma Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: China Pharma Holdings, Inc. at +86-898-6681-1730 (China) or
    hps@chinapharmaholdings.com; Vivian Chen, Sr. Market Intelligence Exec., CCG
    Investor Relations at +1-646-701-7445 (New York) or vivian.chen@ccgir.com

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




    China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited to Present at the Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference

    ZHENGZHOU, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited ("China Gerui," or the "Company"), a leading niche and high value-added steel processing company that utilizes advanced technology to produce specialty steel products in China, today announced the Company's management team will present at the upcoming Global Hunter Securities China Conference, which will be taking place July 11- 13, 2010, at The St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, California.

    The date, time and location of China Gerui's presentation at Global Hunter Securities China Conference are as follows:

    Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Time: 4:30 PM Pacific Time Venue: The St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94103

    The Company management will also participate in one-on-one meetings with analysts and investors. For further details, please contact your respective institutional sales representative.

    About China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited

    China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited is a leading niche and high value-added steel processing company that utilizes advanced technology to produce specialty steel products in China. The Company produces high-end, high-precision, ultra-thin, high-strength, cold-rolled steel products that are characterized by stringent performance and specification requirements that mandate a high degree of manufacturing and engineering expertise. China Gerui's products are non-standardized commodity products, tailored to customers' requirements and subsequently incorporated into products manufactured for various applications. The Company sells its products to domestic Chinese customers in a diverse range of industries, including the food packaging, telecommunication, electrical appliance, and construction materials industries. For further information on the Company, please visit http://www.geruigroup.com/ .

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Email: investors@geruigroup.com Web: http://www.geruigroup.com/ Investor Relations Contact: CCG Investor Relations Mr. Athan Dounis Tel: +1-646-213-1916 Email: athan.dounis@ccgir.com

    China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited

    CONTACT: Company Contact: investors@geruigroup.com; Investor Relations
    Contact: Mr. Athan Dounis, CCG Investor Relations at +1-646-213-1916 or
    athan.dounis@ccgir.com

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




    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited to Present at the Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (BULLETIN BOARD: AWRCF) ("APWCC" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in selected Asia-Pacific markets, today announced that the Company's management will present at the upcoming Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference to be held in San Francisco, California during July 11-13, 2010.

    Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Time: 10:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Venue: The St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94103

    Mr. Chun Tang Yuan, APWCC's Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Frank Tseng, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the Company's business, strategy, and financial performance. Company management will also participate in one-on-one meetings with analysts and investors. To schedule a meeting, please contact your institutional sales representative.

    The Company will also hold meetings with investors in Southern California on July 8-9 and in Northern California on July 12.

    About Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation

    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of telecommunications and power cable and enameled wire products in the Asia Pacific region, primarily in Singapore, Thailand, Australia and China. For more information on APWCC, visit http://www.apwcc.com/ . Information on the Company's Web site or any other Web site does not constitute a portion of this release.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of the Company and its subsidiary companies. These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes, expects" or similar expressions. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov/). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited Mr. Frank Tseng, CFO Tel: +886-2-2712-2558 x66 Email: frank.tseng@apwcc.com Web: http://www.apwcc.com/ Investor Relations Contact: CCG Investor Relations Mr. John Harmon, Senior Account Manager Tel: +1-646-833-3424 (New York) Email: john.harmon@ccgir.com Web: http://www.ccgir.com/

    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation

    CONTACT: Mr. Frank Tseng, CFO, Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation
    Limited at +886-2-2712-2558 x66 or frank.tseng@apwcc.com; Investor Relations
    Contact: Mr. John Harmon, Senior Account Manager, CCG Investor Relations at
    +1-646-833-3424 (New York) or john.harmon@ccgir.com

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




    China Nutrifruit CEO Announces Decision to Step Down, Chairman Appointed as CEO

    - Announces Appointment of New Director

    DAQING, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nutrifruit Group Limited (NYSE Amex: CNGL) ("China Nutrifruit" or "the Company"), a leading producer of premium specialty fruit based products in China ("PRC"), today announced that at the Company's board meeting held on July 3, 2010, the board accepted Mr. Jinglin Shi's resignation to step down as CEO and appointed the Company's chairman, Mr. Changjun Yu, as the Company's new Chief Executive Officer. The Company also announced the appointment of Mr. Jizeng Zhang as the Company's Director, effective immediately.

    Mr. Jinglin Shi resigned as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of the Company, due to personal and health reasons. Mr. Shi's resignation was not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.

    Mr. Yu has over 14 years of experience in the food industry. He is the founder of China Nutrifruit's wholly owned subsidiary, Daqing Longheda Food Company Limited "Longheda", and he has served as the chairman of the board of directors since August 14, 2008. Mr. Yu has been the chairman of Longheda since its formation in 2004. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Yu was the vice president of sales of Haerbin Shengjinlai Economic and Technology Development Co. Ltd. From 1997 to 2000, He served as the vice president of production and then vice president of sales of Shandong Qingzhou Dajinxing Aviation Beverage Co. Ltd. Mr. Yu will continue in his position as Chairman of the Board.

    Mr. Zhang joined China Nutrifruit in 2004 as the administration supervisor and was subsequently promoted to be the administrative officer in 2005. He is responsible for the Company's daily administrative duties. Mr. Zhang has over 24 years of experience as a police officer in Inner Mongolia where his most recent position was the Head of Police Department at Da Yang Shu County, Inner Mongolia. From the experience of being the Head of Police Department, Mr. Zhang provided a very effective administrative control to the Company.

    "I would like to thank Mr. Shi for his valuable contributions to the Company. Under his leadership China Nutrifruit achieved great success and is well positioned for future growth. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery," commented Mr. Changjun Yu, Chairman of China Nutrifruit. "We do not expect the resignation of Mr. Shi to interrupt the daily operation of our business. At the same time, we welcome Mr. Zhang on board and look forward to his valuable contributions to the Board. As the founder of the Company, I will continue to work closely with our management team to steer the Company's growth and expansion into the high-margin rapidly growing fruit and vegetable powder segment."

    About China Nutrifruit Group Limited

    Through its subsidiary Daqing Longheda Food Company Limited, China Nutrifruit, is engaged in developing, processing, marketing and distributing a variety of food products processed primarily from premium specialty fruits grown in Northeast China, including golden berry, crab apple, blueberry and raspberry. The Company's processing facility possesses ISO9001 and HACCP series qualifications. Currently, the Company has established an extensive nationwide sales and distribution network through 20 provinces in China. For more information, please visit http://www.chinanutrifruit.com/ .

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act""). Such statements include, among others, those concerning our expected financial performance and strategic and operational plans, our plan to cease the production of beverages, the Company's ability to manage operations independent of Mr. Jinglin Shi's active contribution, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. You are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those anticipated, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "targets," "optimistic," "intend," "aim," "will" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include risks related to new and existing products; any projections of sales, earnings, revenue, margins or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; uncertainties related to conducting business in China; any statements of belief or intention; any of the factors mentioned in the "Risk Factors" section of our filling, and other risks and uncertainties mentioned in our other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Mr. Colman Cheng, Chief Financial Officer China Nutrifruit Group Limited Tel: +852-9039-8111 Email: zsj@longheda.net Web: http://www.chinanutrifruit.com/ Investor Relations Contact: CCG Investor Relations Elaine Ketchmere, Partner Tel: +1-310-954-1345 (LA office) Email: elaine.ketchmere@ccgir.com Web: http://www.ccgirasia.com/ Mr. Crocker Coulson, President Tel: +1-646-213-1915 (NY office) Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

    China Nutrifruit Group Limited

    CONTACT: Company Contact: Mr. Colman Cheng, Chief Financial Officer of
    China Nutrifruit Group Limited, +852-9039-8111, or zsj@longheda.net; Investor
    Relations Contact: CCG Investor Relations, Elaine Ketchmere, Partner, +1-310-
    954-1345 (LA office), or elaine.ketchmere@ccgir.com; or Mr. Crocker Coulson,
    President, +1-646-213-1915 (NY office), or crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

    Web site: http://www.chinanutrifruit.com/
    http://www.ccgirasia.com/




    China Redstone Group, Inc. to Present at the Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference on July 13

    CHONGQING, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Redstone Group, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CGPI) ("China Redstone" or the "Company"), the largest private provider of cemetery products and services in Chongqing, China, today announced it will present at the Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference, being held July 11-13, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Presentation details are provided below:

    Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM PDT (Room 2) Location: The St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco Presenter: Mr. Michael Wang, Chief Financial Officer

    Conference participation is by invitation and registration is mandatory. For more information on the conference, contact Global Hunter at 949-274-8050 or go to chinaconf@ghsecurities.com .

    About Global Hunter Securities

    Global Hunter Securities, LLC is a full service investment bank focusing on middle market corporate and institutional clients around the world. The firm provides insightful research, innovative capital raising and financial advisory and restructuring services supported by a sales and trading staff with world-wide reach. Global Hunter has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Houston, New Orleans, Newport Beach and Hong Kong, as well as a strong presence and reputation in mainland China. For more information about Global Hunter, please visit http://www.ghsecurities.com/.

    China Redstone Group, Inc.

    China Redstone is a cemetery developer and provider of cemetery products and services in Chongqing, China, through its contractually controlled affiliate Chongqing Foguang Tourism Development (Group) Co., Ltd. Founded in 2002, the Company provides a complete range of funeral merchandise and services, including cemetery property, both at the time of need and on a preneed basis. Its cemeteries are highly regarded in terms of a number of factors such as tradition, reputation, physical size, capacity of business, available supply, name recognition, aesthetics and potential for development or expansion.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate, or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain the words "estimate," "project," "intend," "forecast," "anticipate," "plan," "planning," "expect," "believe," "will likely," "should," "could," "would," "may" or words or expressions of similar meaning. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results and financial position to differ materially from those included within the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those relating to the Company's ability to grow its business. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the Company's limited operating history, the limited financial resources, domestic or global economic conditions -- especially those relating to China, activities of competitors and the presence of new or additional competition, and changes in Federal or State laws, restrictions and regulations on doing business in a foreign country, in particular China, and conditions of equity markets. More information about the potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is included in the Company's filings, available via the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contacts: China Redstone Group, Inc. Mr. Michael Wang, CFO 888-600-7955 Or HC International, Inc. Ted Haberfield, Executive VP Tel: +1-760-755-2716 Email: thaberfield@hcinternational.net

    China Redstone Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mr. Michael Wang, CFO, China Redstone Group, Inc.,
    +1-888-600-7955; or Ted Haberfield, Executive VP, HC International, Inc.,
    +1-760-755-2716, thaberfield@hcinternational.net

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




    Rachat de Fannie Mae

    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    Fannie Mae (NYSE : FNM) rachtera les montants en principal des valeurs suivantes mises aux dates de rachat indiques ci-dessous un prix gal 100 % des montants en principal auxquels on ajoutera l'intrêt couru aux dates de rachat :

    Montant en Type de Taux Date CUSIP Date du principal valeur d'intrêt d'chance rachat 205 000 000 USD MTN 0,000 % 16 janv. 2037 3136F8DU6 16 juil. 2010 165 000 000 USD MTN 0,000 % 16 janv. 2037 3136F8DV4 16 juil. 2010 75 000 000 USD MTN 2,125 % 16 juil. 2012 3136FHN27 16 juil. 2010 35 000 000 USD MTN 2,250 % 16 juil. 2012 3136FHP33 16 juil. 2010 65 000 000 USD MTN 1,630 % 16 juil. 2012 3136FJDR9 16 juil. 2010 80 000 000 USD MTN 3,125 % 16 oct. 2014 3136FJGP0 16 juil. 2010 50 000 000 USD MTN 5,250 % 14 janv. 2025 3136FJH79 16 juil. 2010 50 000 000 USD MTN 2,450 % 16 avril 2015 3136FMLF9 16 juil. 2010 500 000 000 USD MTN 2,020 % 16 avril 2013 31398AM58 16 juil. 2010 500 000 000 USD MTN 2,000 % 16 avril 2013 31398AM66 16 juil. 2010 250 000 000 USD MTN 1,500 % 16 juil. 2012 31398AM82 16 juil. 2010 1 000 000 000 USD MTN 1,975 % 16 avril 2013 31398AN24 16 juil. 2010 1 000 000 000 USD MTN 2,010 % 16 avril 2013 31398AN40 16 juil. 2010 300 000 000 USD MTN 5,000 % 16 oct. 2024 31398AZL9 16 juil. 2010

    Fannie Mae existe pour dvelopper les logements abordables et pour apporter des capitaux mondiaux dans les communauts locales afin de servir le march du logement amricain. Fannie Mae a une charte fdrale et volue sur le march hypothcaire secondaire amricain pour amliorer les liquidits du march hypothcaire en fournissant des fonds aux instituts de crdit foncier et autres prêteurs pour qu'ils puissent prêter aux acqureurs de logement. Notre mission consiste aider ceux qui logent l'Amrique.

    Le prsent communiqu de presse ne constitue pas une offre de vente ni la sollicitation d'une offre d'achat des titres de Fannie Mae. Rien dans ce communiqu de presse ne constitue un conseil quant aux avantages de l'achat ou de la vente d'un investissement particulier. Toute dcision d'investissement relative l'achat des titres mentionns dans ce communiqu doit être uniquement fonde sur les informations contenues dans le prospectus d'mission de Fannie Mae qui s'applique. Il ne faut pas tenir pour acquis que les informations contenues dans ce communiqu sont d'une exactitude ou d'une exhaustivit absolue.

    Vous ne devez ngocier des valeurs que si vous comprenez leur nature ainsi que l'ampleur des risques que vous prenez. Assurez-vous que ces valeurs vous conviennent dans les circonstances qui sont les vtres et par rapport votre situation financire. Si vous avez quelque doute que ce soit, veuillez consulter un conseiller financier qualifi.

    Fannie Mae

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




    Altera's Quartus II Software Version 10.0 Delivers Unprecedented Performance and Productivity for High-End FPGAsAdds Support for Altera's High-End 28-nm Stratix V FPGA Family

    SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Altera Corporation today announced the release of its Quartus® II development software version 10.0, the programmable logic industry's number-one software in performance and productivity for CPLD, FPGA and HardCopy® ASIC designs. Quartus II software v10.0 continues to provide an industry-leading productivity advantage by delivering 2X to 3X faster compile times than the nearest competitor for high-density designs. The latest software release includes support for Altera's 28-nm Stratix® V FPGA family and offers several new productivity features that enable design teams to achieve faster timing closure and shorten time to market.

    Quartus II software v10.0 supports Altera's recently announced Stratix V GX and Stratix V GS FPGAs. Stratix V GX FPGAs target high-performance, high-bandwidth applications with integrated 12.5-Gbps transceivers supporting backplane and optical modules. Stratix V GS FPGAs target high-performance digital signal processing (DSP) applications with the industry's first variable-precision DSP block. Quartus II software v10.0 includes enhancements to the software's advanced place and route algorithms, TimeQuest timing analyzer and PowerPlay power technology. These enhancements enable Stratix V FPGA customers to achieve industry-leading compile times, greater than 90 percent logic utilization, rapid timing closure and the lowest total power consumption.

    The Quartus II software v10.0 offers customers a new transceiver toolkit that helps PCB designers efficiently verify transceiver signal integrity before or in parallel with application design development. The software's transceiver toolkit enables users to maximize signal timing margins and eye openings by instantly fine-tuning transceiver parameters and viewing bit error ratio (BER). The Quartus II software is equipped with an easy-to-use GUI that gives high-speed designers access to all the transceiver settings including pre-emphasis, equalization, VOD, EyeQ eye viewer and sampling position.

    New Self Service Licensing Center

    Altera's new self service licensing center simplifies the software licensing process by enabling Quartus II Subscription Edition software users to setup and manage software and intellectual property (IP) licenses online. Users can view, generate, modify and manage licenses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The software's new licensing mechanism provides customers with flexible fixed-license installations, portable floating-license usage, a simplified ordering experience and easy-to-read license files.

    Additional Features Within Quartus II Software v10.0 Include: -- Enhanced Rapid Recompile--Now works with Quartus Integrated Synthesis for small design changes to deliver a compile time reduction averaging 50 percent compared to a full compile, and better timing preservation with consistent results. -- New IP and Expanded IP Base Suite--New 10Gb Ethernet MAC, 10G Base-R and XAUI PHY MegaCores® functions are available in the latest release. DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM Controller MegaCores functions supporting ALTMEMPHY and UniPHY are included in the Quartus II Subscription Edition software as part of the Altera® IP Base Suite. -- Expanded QXP File Support--Enables design teams to facilitate design reuse by creating a custom component library with new post-fit netlists support in addition to existing post-synthesis netlists support. -- Expanded OS Support--First production release of Quartus II Web Edition software for Linux. Quartus II software now supports Windows 7 and added SUSE Enterprise 11 support in addition to version 10 support.

    For additional information about the features offered in Quartus II software v10.0, visit http://www.altera.com/q2whatsnew.

    "Our Stratix V family of devices dramatically raises the level of integration featured in next-generation FPGAs, making it imperative we continue to deliver the highest productivity software solutions," said Chris Balough, senior director of software, embedded, and DSP marketing at Altera. "The features added to our latest Quartus II software enable us to continue a 2X to 3X compile time advantage over the competition so our customers can get their designs to market as quickly as possible."

    Pricing and Availability

    Both the Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software v10.0 are now available for download. Altera's software subscription program simplifies obtaining Altera design software by consolidating software products and maintenance charges into one annual subscription payment. Subscribers receive Quartus II software, the ModelSim®-Altera Starter edition and a full license to the IP Base Suite, which includes 16 of Altera's most popular IP (DSP and memory) cores. The annual software subscription is $2,995 for a node-locked PC license and is available for purchase at Altera's eStore.

    About Altera

    Altera programmable solutions enable system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost-effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Find out more about Altera's FPGA, CPLD and ASIC devices at http://www.altera.com/. Follow Altera via Facebook, RSS and Twitter.

    ALTERA, ARRIA, CYCLONE, HARDCOPY, MAX, MEGACORE, NIOS, QUARTUS, STRATIX and all other words that are identified as trademarks are, unless noted otherwise, Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and/or trademarks of Altera Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. ModelSim is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective holders.

    Editorial Contact: Steve Gabriel Altera Corporation (408) 544-6397 newsroom@altera.com

    Altera Corporation

    CONTACT: Steve Gabriel of Altera Corporation, +1-408-544-6397,
    newsroom@altera.com

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




    Leading Cancer Hospital Becomes First in India to Offer Stereotactic Lung Radiosurgery Treatments Using Varian's RapidArc(R) TechnologyYashoda Hospital also reaches landmark 400th RapidArc treatment

    HYDERABAD, India, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A 65-year-old man with inoperable lung cancer has become the first lung cancer patient in India to receive stereotactic radiosurgery, a promising new approach for treating this disease. Doctors at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad were able to deliver the treatment using RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems .

    Several recent studies* have shown that lung cancer responds favorably to radiosurgery, which involves delivering the full dose in as little as one to five treatments. With the Varian RapidArc technology each radiosurgery session could be performed in just ten minutes, including patient setup and imaging, with the actual 'beam-on' time being as little as three minutes.

    "Shorter treatment times mean the patient has to spend less time on the treatment machine and is better able to maintain a regular breathing pattern, which is important in lung treatments," said Dr. G.S. Rao, executive director at Yashoda Hospital. "Shorter treatment times and fewer treatment sessions compare favorably with the previous approach for non-operable lung patients, which would have required conventional radiotherapy techniques delivered over 25 to 30 sessions at more than 30 minutes per session. Now, instead of five to six weeks the patient's treatment can be completed in just nine days."

    The 65-year-old patient was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer, with a 2.5 cm tumor in the right middle lobe, which meant the tumor moved extensively during breathing. With the gated 4D-PET/CT planning and shorter treatment times made possible by RapidArc, the patient was able to cope better with active breathing control during treatment. Since this first treatment, Yashoda has used RapidArc radiosurgery with a second lung cancer patient and two pancreatic cancer patients.

    RapidArc quickly delivers a complete volumetric treatment in a single or multiple arcs of the treatment machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver advanced image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT or helical tomotherapy. Better imaging, greater precision and faster delivery also allow clinicians to deliver the required dose in fewer treatments.

    "Our next challenge is to combine RapidArc with respiratory gating, where the beam is triggered by the exact position of the tumor," said Dr. Rao. "This will come in the future and will mean that patient will no longer need to hold their breath during treatment." Varian recently added advanced motion management capabilities including gated RapidArc to its Trilogy linear accelerator platform to support this capability.

    400th Treatment at Hyderabad

    Doctors at Yashoda in Hyderabad have now treated 400 patients with RapidArc on a single machine. "We are proud to become the first hospital in Asia to reach this milestone and we will continue to be at the forefront of advanced radiotherapy delivery in the future," said Dr. Rao. "With RapidArc we are able to give many more patients access to advanced cancer care."

    RapidArc at Secunderabad

    Yashoda Hospital also recently upgraded the Varian Clinac® medical linear accelerator at its Secunderabad facility with RapidArc capability to meet a growing demand for treatment. In the six years since the Secunderabad facility opened, more than 6,200 patients have been treated with this Varian linear accelerator. "By adding image-guidance and RapidArc capability to this Varian machine, we will be better able to keep pace with the huge demand for treatments," says Dr. Rao.

    According to the Cancer Foundation of India, it is estimated that at any given point of time there are 2.0 to 2.5 million cancer cases requiring cancer treatment in India and this number is increasing by 10,000 new cancer cases each year.

    Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068 *Examples of published research on this subject:

    Stereotactic body radiation therapy for inoperable early stage lung cancer. Timmerman R, Paulus R, Galvin J, Michalski J, Straube W, Bradley J, Fakiris A, Bezjak A, Videtic G, Johnstone D, Fowler J, Gore E, Choy H. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    McDonald, F., et al. "Clinical Implementation of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (Vmat) Image-Guided Stereotactic Radiotherapy Using Active Breathing Control (Abc) for Small Volume Lung Tumours." Lung Cancer 67 Supplement 1 (2010): S29-S29

    McGrath, Samuel D., et al. "Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Delivery of Hypofractionated Stereotactic Lung Radiotherapy: A Dosimetric and Treatment Efficiency Analysis." Radiotherapy and Oncology 95 2 (2010): 153-157.

    Verbakel, Wilko F. A. R., et al. "Rapid Delivery of Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Peripheral Lung Tumors Using Volumetric Intensity-Modulated Arcs." Radiotherapy and Oncology 93 1 (2009): 122-1224.

    About Varian Medical Systems

    Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,000 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, China, and Europe and in its 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/

    Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068

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




    West Coast Bank Raises Funds for Safe Streets Fund with Central Eastside Industrial Council Golf Tournament Sponsorship

    LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank will help raise funds for the Central Eastside Industrial Council's (CEIC) Safe Streets Fund through their sponsorship of CEIC's 14th Annual Golf Tournament. The fundraiser will be held on July 27, 2010 at the Langdon Farm Golf Course.

    CEIC Executive Director Terry Taylor said, "West Coast Bank has been a tremendous supporter of the CEIC. Whether it's our golf tournament or other events, they have always stepped up to help out our association. We truly value their participation, and I know from experience that many of our members enjoy their products and services along with the bank's proximity to their businesses. West Coast Bank is an excellent partner on and off the golf course."

    Dave Hansen, West Coast Bank Regional President, said, "The Bank is pleased to sponsor this tournament and be an active member of the CEIC, a vital community business organization that has helped to maintain and build the economic growth and vitality of the central Eastside of Portland for the last 30 years."

    West Coast Bank Branch Manager-Vice President Lihua Lennox added, "CEIC's mission meshes well with our commitment to serve businesses in the central Eastside core with business products and services that help them to be successful in the day-to-day operation of their companies."

    CEIC promotes the general business welfare of the businesses and industries of Portland's central eastside industrial area by promoting and sponsoring programs, studies, attempting implementation of various studies to promote the continued well-being and vital nature of the industrial, business and professional community of the area as well as to revitalize and to attract additional industries and businesses to the area and to otherwise inform and educate the business and industrial community. Their Safe Streets Fund is used to hire private security for the district when deemed necessary. For more information, call CEIC Executive Director Terry Taylor at 503.577.5665.

    West Coast Bancorp is a Northwest bank holding company with $2.7 billion in assets, operating 65 locations in Oregon and Washington. The company combines the sophisticated products and expertise of larger banks with the local decision making, market knowledge and customer service of a community bank. For more information, visit the Company's web site at http://www.wcb.com/.

    West Coast Bank

    CONTACT: Dave Hansen, Regional President, +1-503-603-8040,
    hansend@wcb.com

    Web Site: https://www.wcb.com/




    National Semiconductor Introduces Industry's First 20V Synchronous Buck Controller to Integrate Key Four FeaturesPowerWise Controller Drives All Intermediate Bus Architecture Point-of-Load Applications

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new synchronous voltage-mode buck controller that drives a variety of high-current point-of-load applications in printers, telecom, networking and embedded computing applications.

    A new addition to National's PowerWise® energy-efficient product family, the LM27402's advanced features make it the industry's most feature-rich 20V synchronous buck controller. Until today, point-of-load controllers have incorporated one or two complex features, such as a wide input voltage range, integrated high-current gate drivers with adaptive dead-time, inductor DCR current sensing or on-chip bias supply sub-regulator. National's LM27402, however, is the first universal point-of-load controller to integrate all these advanced features into a single chip - key features required for many types of DC-DC applications.

    Technical Features of National's LM27402 Synchronous Buck Controller

    A wide input voltage range of 3V to 20V allows the LM27402 to interface with all intermediate bus voltages, including 3.3V, 5.0V and 12V rails. Integrated inductor DC resistance current sense eliminates the need for resistive power train elements to detect output current. This increases overall power conversion efficiency and allows accurate continuous current limit sensing. The current sense threshold level is programmable to accommodate a wide range of load current levels using the smallest inductor possible.

    Output voltage is adjustable down to 0.6V with a one percent voltage reference providing output voltage set-point accuracy over the full -40 degrees C to 125 degrees C operating temperature range. An integrated bias supply sub-regulator eliminates the external bias voltage supply to simplify PC board layout. Integrated, high-current MOSFET gate drivers with adaptive dead-time control enable ultra-efficient power conversion with load currents as high as 30A. It also supports programmable soft-start, tracking and pre-biased startup.

    Offered in 16-pin thermally enhanced TSSOP and 4 mm by 4 mm LLP packages, the LM27402 is available for design on National's WEBENCH® Power Designer at http://www.national.com/analog/webench.

    For more information or to order samples and an evaluation board, visit http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM27402.html.

    Availability and Pricing

    Available now, National's LM27402 is priced at $1.68 in 1,000-unit quantities. More information about National's power management products is available at http://www.national.com/analog/power.

    About National Semiconductor

    National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology. Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National's high-performance analog products enable its customers' systems to be more energy efficient. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.42 billion for fiscal 2010. Additional information is available at http://www.national.com/.

    National Semiconductor and PowerWise are registered trademarks of National Semiconductor Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Media Contact Reader Information Gayle Bullock Design Support Group (408) 721-2033 (800) 272-9959 gayle.bullock@nsc.com http://www.national.com/

    National Semiconductor Corp.

    CONTACT: Media, Gayle Bullock, +1-408-721-2033, gayle.bullock@nsc.com,
    or Reader Information, Design Support Group, 1-800-272-9959, both of National
    Semiconductor Corp.

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




    New Dominion Website Makes it Easier for Vendors to Register, Offer Their Products, Services

    RICHMOND, Va., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vendors seeking to offer their products and services to Dominion now can register online using a new Dominion supplier registration function posted on its website.

    The online registration at http://www.dom.com/suppliers will simplify the process for vendors who wish to introduce their companies and offer their products and services to Dominion. It will also help expand the range of qualified vendors and products available to the company.

    Dominion's supply chain management organization, supplier diversity team and individual business units will use the site to locate and recommend suppliers who have the potential to qualify for the company's procurement program. Dominion is committed to working with vendors and companies to increase procurement opportunities with minority-owned, women-owned, disabled veterans-owned, and HUBzone businesses.

    The online registration allows vendors to provide key information about their companies. After registering, suppliers will receive an e-mail confirming that their information has been received and entered into the database, where it will be available to sourcing specialists throughout Dominion. Registration to this database does not constitute an agreement, guarantee qualification, or promise to engage in any services. It will, however, enable sourcing specialists across the organization to contact registered vendors if an opportunity arises.

    Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at http://www.dom.com/.

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    Dominion

    CONTACT: Media: Daisy Pridgen, +1-804-771-6115, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com

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




    Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio to Open Fall 2010 at Congressional Plaza- matchbox vintage pizza bistro and Bark! also coming to Rockville, MD this fall -

    ROCKVILLE, Md., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust today announced an exciting addition to Congressional Plaza, the 332,000 square foot regional shopping destination in Rockville, Maryland. Neiman Marcus Last Call will open a Last Call Studio store this fall, their second location nationally, in 13,300 square feet at Congressional Plaza.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050907/DCW070LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050907/DCW070LOGO )

    "Neiman Marcus was looking for the best address on Rockville Pike to showcase their new concept," said Wendy Seher, Federal Realty's vice president of leasing. "Congressional Plaza's regional draw combined with the strong mix of best in class retailers was a natural fit for Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio. We're thrilled to partner with Neiman Marcus to bring this dynamic new offering to our shoppers."

    Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus is a discount retail concept for aspirational shoppers, presenting brand-name fashion and accessories, including Lafayette 148, J Brand, Seven for all Mankind and Vince, in an environment that is a retail hybrid of a boutique and an outlet. With emphasis on contemporary apparel, handbags, shoes, and men's sportswear, the store will also feature unique design elements such as track lighting, polished concrete floors with color-blocked area rugs and cohesive merchandise groupings.

    Opening its fourth location at Congressional Plaza this fall is DC favorite matchbox. On the menu, look for matchbox's signature pizzas and sliders and enough elbow room to house the whole family with two levels of seating and over 100 patio seats. Additionally their new location will feature two large pizza ovens.

    Also joining the property this fall is Bark! a pet food concept dedicated to providing premium natural and organic products, nutritious pet foods and treats. Bark's mission is to enrich the lives of animal companions by providing products that are healthy, eco-friendly and socially responsible. This will be the fourth location for Bark!, with existing locations in Clarksville, Olney and Gaithersburg, Maryland.

    Acquired by Federal Realty in 1965, Congressional Plaza is a grocery-anchored regional shopping destination anchored by Buy Buy Baby and the Container Store, with a vibrant merchandising mix comprised of more than fifty stores and restaurants, including a unique collection of boutiques, national retailers and dining destinations. Congressional Plaza has been dynamically transformed and redeveloped over the past four decades to meet the needs of the surrounding community with a unique architectural ambiance, consumer marketing programs such as 'Mommy & Me,' metro access and close proximity to Montgomery County's most heavily-traveled routes MD-355 Rockville Pike, I-270 and I-495. For more information on Congressional Plaza, please visit congressionalplaza.com.

    About Federal Realty

    Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty's portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) contains approximately 18.2 million square feet located primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. In addition, the Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest. Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 94.1% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of March 31, 2010, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 2.6% of annualized base rent. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 42 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For more information, please visit federalrealty.com.

    Media Inquiries --------------- Jill Powell Janelle Stevenson Senior Marketing Manager Corporate Communications Manager 301/998-8178 301/998-8185 jpowell@federalrealty.com jmstevenson@federalrealty.com

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    CONTACT: Janelle Stevenson, Corporate Communications Manager,
    +1-301-998-8185, jmstevenson@federalrealty.com, or Jill Powell, Senior
    Marketing Manager, +1-301-998-8178, jpowell@federalrealty.com, both of Federal
    Realty Investment Trust

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




    GTEC Schedules Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call for August 5, 2010

    MCLEAN, Va., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of mission-critical, technology-based solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, announced today that the company will issue its second quarter financial results on August 5, 2010 after the market close. Following the release GTEC will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter results.

    Call details are as follows: Dr. John Hillen, President & Chief Executive Speakers: Officer, GTEC Jim Allen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GTEC Joseph Cormier, Senior Vice President, Finance, GTEC Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010 Time: 5:00pm Eastern Time 800.299.9630 (domestic); +1 617.786.2904 Dial Ins: (international) Passcode: 93652179 A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investors page of the GTEC Web Access: website, http://www.gtec-inc.com/. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 8:00 pm on August 5, 2010 and will remain available through midnight August 19, 2010. To access the replay, dial 888-286-8010 (domestic) or +1 617-801-6888 (international), passcode Replay Information: 27364401. Contact for Call: Lauren Peduzzi t. +1 703.738.2861 e. lauren.peduzzi@gtec-inc.com Investor Relations Contact: Joseph Cormier t. +1 703.883.2771 e. investors@gtec-inc.com

    Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: For Call: Lauren Peduzzi, +1-703-738-2861,
    lauren.peduzzi@gtec-inc.com; or Investor Relations: Joseph Cormier,
    +1-703-883-2771, investors@gtec-inc.com

    Web Site: http://www.gtec-inc.com/

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