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Fortune Global 500 Ranked Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd Will Exhibit its Latest Innovative Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Technology at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit, 14-27 January 2013
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd welcomes journalists to preview the company's latest innovative ITS technology on exhibition at North American International Auto Show, Detroit, 14-27 January 2013. One of the highlights of the press preview is the AISIN unique demonstration car incorporating the technology to protect the driver for safe driving ACN Newswire

NEC Signs Mobile Backhaul Contract with Tele2 for Expansion and Upgrade across Europe and Russia
NEC Corporation announced that NEC Europe Ltd. (NEC), a wholly owned subsidiary, has signed a multi-million, multi-year global framework contract giving Tele2 Sverige AB the possibility to expand and upgrade Tele2's mobile access network in 10 countries across Europe.Starting in Russia, NEC will provide its innovative iPASOLINK series of microwave radio solutions ACN Newswire

IMDEX Asia to Host Inaugural Asian Edition of International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition in 2013
The International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia), Asia Pacific's largest dedicated international maritime defence show, will play host to the first ever Asian edition of the International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC) in 2013 ACN Newswire

Swordfish Financial, Inc. Holds a Special Meeting of Majority Shareholders
Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRF), a Minnesota corporation, announced this afternoon that a special meeting of shareholders was held earlier today via teleconference pursuant to applicable state law. Attending were a majority of shareholders holding a majority of the voting stock in the company MarketWire

Redlands Community Hospital Named Among Top 5% in the Nation for Orthopedic Services and Joint Replacement, Report Finds
Redlands Community Hospital has once again been ranked among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for overall orthopedic, spine and joint replacement services, according to a study released by Healthgrades, the nation's leading source of hospital data. This is the third year in a row that the hospital has been recognized. MarketWire

Gary Ostrow Lawyer Announces He Is Taking on All Celebrity Criminal Cases in Florida
Criminal Defense Attorney Gary Ostrow has recently announced his intention to take on all celebrity criminal cases in the state of Florida, effective immediately. Recognizing that star-studded actors and athletes often face an unfair bias in the courtroom, Ostrow a Fort Lauderdale, Florida lawyer seeks to acquit any and all celebrities wrongfully charged of serious crimes. MarketWire

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Announces Sale of Jackson, TN GuestHouse Inn
Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced that it sold the 114-room GuestHouse Inn in Jackson, Tennessee for $1.1 million. Supertel purchased the property in July 1998 and it was no longer classified as a core holding. The company will use the proceeds from the sale for general corporate purposes. MarketWire

Vycor Medical, Inc. Announces Management Change
Vycor Medical, Inc. ("Vycor" or "Company") (OTCBB: VYCO) announced today that Richard Denness will resign as the Company's CEO effective December 31, 2012, and as a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Denness will remain as a consultant to the Company during a transition period. The Board will seek to appoint a successor CEO in due course. MarketWire

Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp and Earth Surfaces of America Rescind Reverse Merger
Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CCAJ) ("Coastal Capital"), a Florida Corporation and Earth Surfaces of America, Inc MarketWire

Kitchen Bath Plus Announces Revamped Website and Enhanced Checkout and Shopping Cart Features
Kitchen Bath Plus, North Carolina's premier online kitchen and bathroom fixtures retailer, has completed a revamp of its Website, offering a simplified, one-stop shopping cart and checkout feature. MarketWire

Huttig Building Products, Inc. Extends $120 Million Credit Facility
Huttig Building Products, Inc. (OTCQB: HBPI), a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, today announced it has entered into an agreement to amend and extend its $120 million senior secured credit facility. The amendment, among other things, extends the facility for five years from the execution date, to December 21, 2017 MarketWire

Blaze Pizza Announces Southern California Franchise Expansion
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced that Sajha, LLC has signed an agreement to develop three franchise stores in Southern California. Sajha, led by Sandeep Bhakta, along with Kamal Patel, will open three Blaze Pizza locations in the Los Angeles area, the first of which is slated to launch in spring 2013. MarketWire

USA Graphite Inc. Exploration Update
USA GRAPHITE INC. (OTCQB: USGT) (or "The Company") is pleased to announce fieldwork exploration plans at its flagship graphite project for Q1 2013. MarketWire

ERF Wireless Information Release
ERF Wireless Inc. (OTCBB: ERFB), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless and broadband products and services, released an 8-K on Friday, December 14, that has caused some confusion in the market. The 8-K referred to an event that took place in March of 2011 and all actions referenced in this 8-K are entirely historical in nature MarketWire

Northern States Financial Corporation Appoints P. David Kuhl to Board of Directors
Northern States Financial Corporation (OTCQB: NSFC), holding company for NorStates Bank, a FDIC-insured financial institution, today announced that P. David Kuhl has been appointed as a director of the Company to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders. The addition of Mr. Kuhl to the Board of Directors of the Company increases the number of directors to ten members. Mr MarketWire

New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of The Nashua Bank
New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: NHTB) announced that it completed its acquisition of The Nashua Bank today, expanding the Company's presence in southern New Hampshire MarketWire

Realogy Added to Russell 1000 Index
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and relocation services, announced today that it was one of three companies with initial public offerings in the fourth quarter that were added to the Russell 1000® Index after the equity markets closed on December 21, 2012 MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Enters Distribution Agreement With Lucky Distributors, Ltd. for Thailand's $100 Million Market
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a distribution agreement with Lucky Distributors, Ltd ("Lucky") MarketWire

Notice of Conditional Partial Redemption of Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, Goldman Sachs Capital I Securities-Backed Series 2004-7 Trust 1,200,000 $25 Par ($30,000,000 Certificate Principal Amount) Class A-1 Certificates Due February 15, 2034 CUSIP No. 21988K834* (NYSE: JBO) $162,000.00 Initia
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the terms of the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements dated as of January 16, 2001, between Lehman ABS Corporation, as Depositor, and U.S MarketWire

Kidder Mathews Scores Sale of Bayer Campus
The San Francisco office of Kidder Mathews ( has completed the successful sell of one of the Bay Area's largest commercial parcels, the Bayer HealthCare campus at 2600 Hilltop Drive in Richmond, California across the Bay from San Francisco MarketWire

Rainmaker Announces Sale of Manila Call Center to Shore Solutions
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMKR), a leading global cloud e-Commerce company, today announced the sale of its Manila call center to Shore Solutions, Inc. on December 17, 2012. MarketWire

Red Hawk Casino Pays Out More Than $50,000 With Three Jackpots in One Day
Red Hawk Casino is paying out more jackpots, to more players, more often. Voted "Best Casino" in the 2011 and 2012 Strictly Slots and Casino Player Magazine readers' polls, Red Hawk is home to more than 2,200 of some of luckiest and loosest slots. MarketWire

Redbox Entertains the Troops This Holiday Season
With the help of Packages From Home, Operation Gratitude, the USO and a family on a mission, Redbox, America's destination for entertainment, is helping make this season merry by donating more than 10,000 DVDs to U.S. troops serving abroad. MarketWire -- 50 New Apps Added to Its App Discovery Platform for Year End 2012, a media company that focuses on app marketing and consumer use of apps, is pleased to announce the latest 50 new apps added to its app discovery platform for the year-end 2012. The platform showcases apps to people who may have never thought to search for them. MarketWire

Local Bank and Commercial Loan Officer Recognized for SBA Lending
Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), recently announced that VP, Commercial Loan Officer, Peter Brown was recognized and received the award for "2012 Most Active SBA 504 Loan Officer" from Success Capital Expansion and Development Corporation. MarketWire

Optimal Releases Latest Version of Social Media Advertising Optimization and Social Analytics Suite
Optimal, the leading social ad buying and analytics platform, today announced the release of the self-service platform Version 3.30. Some of the platform's new features include: MarketWire

Supertel Hospitality Announces Dividend Record Date on Series A Preferred Stock
Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT) which currently owns 91 hotels in 22 states, today announced that the record date is January 1, 2013 for the regular monthly cash dividend of $0.066667 per share of Series A Preferred Stock on January 31, 2013. MarketWire

Plaza Dental Group Gives Back to Des Moines This Holiday Season
Plaza Dental Group, a highly reputed team of dentists in Des Moines, Iowa, has been making this holiday season extra special for their community and U.S. troops overseas. With their Cash for Candy program and dental discounts for their patients, Plaza Dental has proven once again that their main goal isn't just to brighten smiles through dentistry. MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Announces Redemption of Class AAA Preference Shares, Series F
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) announced today that it intends to redeem all 8,000,000 of its outstanding Class AAA Preference Shares, Series F (TSX: BPO.PR.F), all of which are beneficially held by CDS & Co., as nominee of CDS Clearing and Depositary Services Inc., for cash on January 31, 2013. The redemption price for each such share is C$25 MarketWire

Las Vegas Injury Lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson Settle Lawsuit Filed After Alleged DUI Accident
The Las Vegas injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson are dedicated to providing legal representation to people who have been wrongfully injured by the negligent and/or the reckless actions of others. These matters include legal claims that arise as a result of car accidents, pedestrian accidents, nursing home abuse, sexual abuse and traffic accidents that are caused by drunk drivers MarketWire

American Web Loan Scores Big With Its FlexLoan Short Term Loan Facility
American Web Loan ( has reported that the company's recently-launched FlexLoan short term lending program has become embraced by consumers nationwide. MarketWire

Zachry-Odebrecht Begin Preliminary Design on Grand Parkway
As the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) formally moves through the necessary steps to complete the approval process of the Grand Parkway project segments F1, F2, and G, the winning team eagerly begins the project design phase. MarketWire

Beautiful and Smart, Seamless Redesigns the iPhone App With a Flashy New Design
Seamless, the leading mobile and online service for ordering delivery and takeout food from more than 11,000 top restaurants in the U.S. and UK, today announced a fully redesigned iPhone application. The updated interface allows users to discover new restaurants and dishes through improved ratings and review functionalities MarketWire

Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry Delivers a Holiday Harvest
A meal distribution initiative driven by employees of a 75-year-old Fox Valley company is helping the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry feed hungry families this holiday season. For the second year, Kelmscott Communications employees have volunteered their time to give out hams and holiday food bags to nearly 1,500 local families served by the Pantry MarketWire

Golden State Law Group Offering Free Initial Bankruptcy Consultation for Holiday Over-Spenders
The San Diego bankruptcy attorneys at the Golden State Law Group have been helping businesses and consumers deal with extreme financial circumstances for several years, and they have helped clients deal with bankruptcy cases, tax debts and other financial problems MarketWire

Northern Colorado Seniors Had a Ball During Sold Out Event at Poudre Valley Hospital
The Northern Colorado franchise of Seniors Helping Seniors, an in home care service provider for seniors, ate well and danced to the tunes of Frank Sinatra during a sold-out event earlier this month put on by the Aspen Club of the Poudre Valley Hospital at the Lincoln Center on December 6, 2012. MarketWire

Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results
Versus Technology, Inc. ("Versus" or the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: VSTI) announced revenues of $11,424,000 for the year ended October 31, 2012, a 73.4% increase, compared to revenues of $6,589,000 for fiscal year 2011. Revenues for the quarter ended October 31, 2012, totaled $4,606,000 compared to revenues of $2,605,000 for the same period in fiscal 2011 MarketWire

Suntron Corporation Announces Sale of Embedded Computing Solutions (ECS) Business Unit to Axiomtek USA
Suntron Corporation, a leader in integrated electronics manufacturing systems (EMS), announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Methuen, MA-based Embedded Computing Solutions (ECS) business unit to Axiomtek USA, the North American subsidiary of Taiwan-based Axiomtek MarketWire

Horseshoe Casino Livens Up Downtown Cleveland
After undergoing significant renovation, Downtown Cleveland's Higbee building -- made famous by the hit movie A Christmas Story -- was reborn the Horseshoe Casino in May 2012. Part of the transformation involved the installation of hundreds of Lumenpulse luminaires on the building's exterior, giving the façade a warm glow and a cool new nighttime identity. MarketWire

Stifel Financial Announces Closing of $150 Million of Senior Notes
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced the closing of $150 million principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). This follows the December 18, 2012 announcement of the Notes pricing. MarketWire

Kid Brands, Inc. Refinances Credit Facility
Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) is pleased to announce that it has refinanced its existing senior credit facility, as described below. MarketWire

Beauty Research: Color Your World With Cosmetic Kits From Jane Iredale and Too Faced
Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, recently recommended cosmetic kits from Jane Iredale and Too Faced. While makeup can be purchased individually, sets and kits offer an economical and practical way to experiment and expertly mix complementary colors MarketWire

Playsino Publishing Network Announces First Two Titles
Playsino (, one of the world's fastest growing social casino companies, announced today the first two games to be released under the Playsino Publishing Network: Five-O Poker, a particularly creative take on poker, and Yalla Tarneeb, a popular Middle Eastern card game MarketWire

MCW Energy Group's CEO, DR. R.G. Bailey, Featured in Keynote Radio Interview With "TheStockRadio," and Discusses Progress of Its Oil Sands Extraction Program at Asphalt Ridge, Utah
MCW Energy Group (TSX VENTURE: MCW) (TSX VENTURE: MCW.V) ("MCW"), a Canadian holding company involved in fuel distribution and the creation of a proprietary oil sands extraction technology, today announced the posting of a recent interview with CEO Dr. R.G. Bailey on "TheStockRadio," a popular online investment commentary provider. MarketWire Announces the Addition of Academie, the nation's leading e-commerce specialty retailer providing scientifically sound solutions for healing and maintaining healthy skin, has added Academie to its assortment of premium products. MarketWire

Hungry? Great Holiday CHOW on Portico TV's Channel
Last-minute holiday cooks and party hosts can find plenty of inspiration on the channel on Portico TV. Airing now through January 1, the "CHOW Theme Show" will feature its new episodes: "A Better Breakfast" (which walks viewers through the art of creating better morning fare for family and guests) and "Bottoms Up" (which offers recipes, tricks and tips in the art of mixology) MarketWire

NorthStar Ford Group Celebrates the Holidays With a $3,600 Donation to the Fort McMurray Food Bank
NorthStar Ford Group donated $3,600 to the Fort McMurray Food Bank on December 4, with a challenge to other local auto dealers to meet or beat the amount. MarketWire

Bell Bottoms or Parachute Pants: Barona Resort & Casino Celebrates the '70s and '80s at Its December 26 Party Pit
Barona Resort & Casino is giving players a chance to relive their favorite decade with its '70s vs. '80s Party Pit on December 26. MarketWire

Cooltrax Reaches Milestone of 40 Million Reefer Hours Monitored
Cooltrax, provider of real-time cold chain tracking and monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive products and mobile assets, today announced an estimated 40 million reefer hours have been monitored since the release of Cooltrax Fresh inTransit -- its industry leading online refrigerated asset monitoring system MarketWire

V2 Cigs Coupon Code Saves Users 15% on E-Cigarettes
TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2012) -  V2 Cigs is an online retailer of electronic cigarettes and boasts more than one million satisfied customers. The V2 Cigs' e-cigarettes are durable, with long lasting batteries. The V2 Cigs Starter Kit comes complete with everything you need to start using an electronic cigarette MarketWire

Pet Partners Selects PivotLink to Optimize Marketing and Accelerate Growth
PivotLink, the leading provider of consumer marketing optimization applications delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced that Pet Partners, the second largest private owner of independent veterinary hospitals in the U.S., has selected PivotLink Customer PerformanceMETRIX and PivotLink RetailMETRIX applications to accelerate business decisions and drive its next stage of growth MarketWire

World's Largest Domain Portfolio for Email Starts Registration December 28, 2012
DigitalTown, Inc. (OTCQB: DGTW) announced today that private registration of its webmail platform TrustedWebmail will begin December 28th, 2012. People and organizations may continue to preregister at till 12/26/2012 to be part of the private registration launch. MarketWire

Annual Financial Report
Enel Investment Holding B.V. confirms that it released its 2011Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements and filing with AFMEnel Investment Holding B.V MarketWire

First Advantage Executive Achieves CIPP/E Certification
First Advantage, the leading global provider of comprehensive talent acquisition solutions, today announced that Traci Canning, senior vice president and managing director for Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), has earned European privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). MarketWire

University General Health System to Develop Pearland, Texas Medical Complex
University General Health System, Inc. (OTCQB: UGHS) ("University General" or "the Company"), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health care delivery system, today announced that it has executed agreements to acquire an interest in approximately 31 acres of undeveloped land from Musgrave-Grohman, Ltd MarketWire

"Social Dieting" May Be the Secret Weapon in War on Fat
Can social media make you thin? A start-up company in New York is betting that it can. In January of 2012, DietBet, Inc. rolled out a game where participants lose weight together as part of an online competition. After hosting thousands of players, the results paint a picture that people who go about their weight loss collaboratively are far more successful in their quest to get in shape. MarketWire

FreshDirect Supports Families Affected by Hurricane Sandy Through Fresh Food Donations
FreshDirect announces its contribution to help over 30 families affected by Hurricane Sandy by donating family meal packages through the Williams' Point of Hope Foundation and Autism Speaks holiday event hosted tomorrow by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams and his wife Amy MarketWire

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Issue Price for the 2012 Year-End Dividend Payable on December 28, 2012
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: BCV) announced today that the price at which its beneficial shares will be issued to shareholders who elected to receive additional shares in payment of the 2012 year-end dividend will be $16.44 per share. The issue price represents the closing price of the shares on the NYSE MKT Exchange on December 20, 2012, which was below the net asset value of $19 MarketWire

Zoo Zoo Bubble, Bubble Game to Astound 1 Billion Enthusiasts
PNIX Games has announced the release of its newest game Zoo Zoo Bubble, a revolutionary puzzle game for Android. MarketWire

Silent Call Communications to Launch New Body Worn Receiver at 2013 International CES
At the 2013 International CES from January 8-11, Silent Call Communications, a Michigan-based company using the latest technology to develop reliable alerting systems to improve quality of life for seniors, people who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf/blind, will showcase a brand new body worn receiver MarketWire

Affordable Event Tickets as Low as $5 at
Though the season's holidays will soon be over, going out and having fun doesn't have to be. MarketWire

Manhattan Caterer Brings Christmas to Staten Island
"The Christmas season of 2012 has turned out to be one of tremendous loss and unfathomable tragedy for many. Since being here providing meals, from when super storm Sandy first hit, we have witnessed the devastation and suffering many residents are enduring. We want to provide some warmth and hospitality to those in need on Staten Island this Christmas MarketWire

Italian Yoga: The Latest Innovation in Lifestyle Wellness
Italian Yoga is a documentary of old Italian men in Cambridge -- our fair city -- MA. Rather than stretching, sweating, or chanting, Tom, Peter, Ray, Drew, Richie, Pepe, Armando, and three guys named Tony sit at the café, sip espresso, and meditate on life through laughter and storytelling. MarketWire

BIOLASE to Present at Sidoti Annual NY Micro Cap Conference
BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, announced today that Fred Furry, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the Sidoti & Company Annual NY Micro Cap Conference as follows: MarketWire

iQuoteXpress Included in the 2012 SaaS Top 250
iQuoteXpress, a leading provider of CPQ, has been recognized as a member of the "2012 global SaaS Top 250" companies by Montclair Advisors. MarketWire

Jacuzzi Brands Corp. Completes the Divesture of UK-Based Private Label Bath and Sinks Business
Jacuzzi Brands Corp. today announced the closing of a transaction that sells its UK-based Private Label Bath and Sinks business to HLD Capital via a stock sale of its Spring Ram Corp. subsidiary. Jacuzzi will retain its UK Spa, Jacuzzi® Branded Bath and Jacuzzi France businesses and will operate under a newly formed UK company called Jacuzzi Spa and Bath Limited MarketWire

Ipro Announces Additional Export Options With Release of Allegro 3.4
Ipro Tech, Inc., a founder of litigation support technology and a worldwide leader in the design of e-Discovery software, today announced the release of Allegro 3.4 MarketWire

Graham M. Watson, M.D., Agrees to Serve as Lead Investigator of the Clinical Trials in Europe and Middle East of Urodyne, Inc. and Hyperdyne, Inc., Subsidiaries Trimedyne Plans to Create
TRIMEDYNE, INC. ("Trimedyne") (OTCBB: TMED), today announced Graham M. Watson, M.D., has agreed to serve as Lead Investigator in Europe and the Middle East, subject to receiving funding, of the three (3), 300 patient, randomized clinical trials of Urodyne, Inc MarketWire

Royal Resorts Selects RCI to Welcome in a New Era
RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of brands, announced today that it welcomed Royal Resorts® to its world's largest exchange network of more than 4,000 affiliated properties in approximately 100 countries. MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences Announces Record Date for Annual Stockholders' Meeting
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a DNA security solutions company, today announced that its Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Friday March 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) Stony Brook, New York. Directions to CEWIT can be found at MarketWire

Announcement of Open Market Share Repurchases: Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TDF), Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (NYSE: EMF), Templeton Russia and East European Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TRF)
The Templeton closed-end Funds referenced above, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange, today announced the implementation of open market share repurchases pursuant to each Fund's previously authorized open-market share repurchase program. Share repurchases commenced on November 7, 2012. MarketWire

Enel Finance International N.V. Confirms That It Released Its 2011 Financial Statements and Filing With AFM
Enel Finance International N.V. (EFI) confirms to have filed its annual Financial Statements, for the year ended 31th December 2011, with the Dutch Financial Regulatory Authority ("Authoriteit Financiele Markten") in accordance with article 5:25c of the Netherlands Act on Financial Supervision ("Wet op het financieel toezicht") on 17th April 2012 MarketWire

Enel Investment Holding B.V. Confirms That It Released Its 2011 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements and Filing With AFM
Enel Investment Holding B.V. (EIH) confirms to have filed of its Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements, for the year ended 31th December 2011, with the Dutch Financial Regulatory Authority ("Authoriteit Financiele Markten") in accordance with article 5:25c of the Netherlands Act on Financial Supervision ("Wet op het financieel toezicht") on 24th April 2012 MarketWire

Alcatel-Lucent Features MyMedicalRecords PHR in Collaborative Presentation at CES
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") today announced that its patented MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) will be featured in the ng Connect Telepresence collaboration being unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show January 8-11 in Las Vegas in the Alcatel-Lucent Booth #31412 MarketWire

Northland Has Closed the USD 20 Million Bond Loan
Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU)(OSLO: NAUR)(FRANKFURT: NPK)(OMX: NAURo) ("Northland" or the "Company") is pleased to confirm that its wholly owned subsidiary Northland Resources AB has closed a USD 20 million bond loan. MarketWire

SEC Enters Into Settlement With New America High Income Fund
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has entered into a settlement agreement with the New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: HYB), the Fund's President, and the Fund's Vice President/Treasurer with respect to actions by the Fund and its officers relating to the Fund's auction-term preferred stock (the "ATP") MarketWire

Good Sam Enterprises and QBE Insurance (Europe) Extend Mechanical Breakdown Insurance Partnership Into 2017
Good Sam Enterprises announces that it has extended its partnership agreement with the QBE Group through 2017 to provide customers with a unique RV-mechanical breakdown insurance product MarketWire

Vega Biofuels to Provide European Power Companies Torrefied Samples for Testing
VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (PINKSHEETS: VGPR) announced today that it will start shipping samples of torrefied pellets to European power companies for testing. The samples will be ready for shipping by the end of January. MarketWire

Sarepta Therapeutics Enters Into Clinical Trial Agreement With the National Institutes of Health for Further Development of Influenza Drug
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc MarketWire

DecisionPoint Systems Announces Completion of $6.3 Million Convertible Preferred Financing
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: DPSI), a leading provider and integrator of Enterprise Mobility, Wireless Applications and RFID solutions, announced that it had raised $6.336 million in gross proceeds from institutional and accredited investors through a private placement of 633,600 shares of 8 percent Series D convertible preferred stock, with a stated value of $10.00 per share MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences Partners With UK Metropolitan Police Service to Combat Crime in London
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today that the UK Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will be using its proprietary DNANet™ property marking kits as part of a major initiative to reduce crime in targeted London neighborhoods. MarketWire

Quest Oil Corp. Announces Substantial Oil Discovery at Its Orinoco Well
Quest Oil Corp. (PINKSHEETS: QOIL), an independent oil production and technology company, announces a new oil discovery at its Orinoco well in Venezuela. The well was drilled to 2,254 feet and encountered approximately 9 feet of oil pay. The Company is now working on completing the well. In addition, it is currently looking at a production facility where the oil will be produced. MarketWire

Canarc Closes the First Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement
Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX: CCM)(OTCBB: CRCUF)(DBFrankfurt: CAN) announces that it has closed the first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement. MarketWire

Stillwater Acknowledges Receipt of Shareholder Letter

LiveWire Ergogenics to Offer Free Product Samples to Shareholders
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV), makers of LiveWire Energy™ Chews, announced today that the company will offer free samples of LiveWire Energy™ Chews to shareholders of record as of January 18, 2013. MarketWire Named to Software Magazine's 30th Annual Software 500 List® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today announced its inclusion in Software Magazine's ranking of the world's 500 largest software and service providers. MarketWire

Augme Technologies Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Conference Call
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT), ("Augme" or the "Company"), a technology and services leader in interactive media and mobile marketing and mobile advertising, today announced that it will report financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 ended November 30, 2012 before the market opens on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. MarketWire

Mental Health Association of Erie County Calls on New York State to Reconsider Its Ill-Timed Decision to Eliminate Funding for a Program Serving At-Risk Youth
The Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA) is Calling on New York State to Reconsider Its Ill-Timed Decision to Eliminate Funding for Its Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program. MHA Officials Learned of the Funding Cut on Friday, Dec. 14, Just Hours After a Gunman Opened Fire Inside a Connecticut Elementary School. MarketWire

Flow Society Adds Senior VP of Production
Big Idea Brands, LLC and Flow Society, the number one player in lacrosse apparel, announced today that Larry Fihma has joined Big Idea Brands and its Flow Society label as Senior Vice President of Production. Larry brings with him tremendous experience in the apparel industry, with an emphasis on production and operations MarketWire

Lithia Motors Increases Credit Facility to $800 Million
Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) announced today that it has increased its existing revolving syndicated credit facility by $150 million, bringing the total availability to $800 million. The facility includes 10 institutions and will expire in April 2017. MarketWire

Gold Could Continue to Rise in 2013
A December 5, 2012 article by CNBC titled Pros Slam Goldman Sachs' Bearish Call On Gold, outlines how many professional analysts are coming out against Goldman Sachs' cut on their gold outlook. MarketWire

Horizon Pharma to Receive Approval of DUEXIS(R) From the United Kingdom (UK) Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that the United Kingdom (UK) Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), based on the favorable recommendation of their Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), will grant a Marketing Authorization (MA) for DUEXIS® (ibuprofen/famotidine), pending review of updated licensing documents which the Company has provided to the MHRA MarketWire

Notice of Announcement Holiday Sales Release
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet") (NYSE: SIG) (LSE: SIG), intends to announce its results for the nine weeks ended December 29, 2012 at approximately 7.00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. MarketWire

TASER Chosen to Represent Future of Business in New Documentary Film
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) is featured in a Drive Motion Pictures documentary film that explores the future of business. Set for debut this winter, The Paladins looks at six very different businesses and exposes the difference makers in each organization that have allowed them to flourish in these trying economic times. MarketWire

Novak Djokovic Signs With IMG for Exclusive Global Management and Representation
IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced today that it has signed ATP World No. 1 player Novak Djokovic for exclusive worldwide management and representation. MarketWire

Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation Holds Special Meeting of Shareholders
Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: YAVY) held a Special Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:00am at the Statesville Civic Center in Statesville, North Carolina. Of the 20,003,675 shares of the Company's Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote at our Special Meeting of shareholders, 13,289,421 (66.43%) were voted in person or by proxy. MarketWire

Aviva to sell Aviva USA for US$1.8 billion

ConAgra Continues to See Growth in Fiscal Second-Quarter 2013, Readies for Ralcorp Acquisition, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Leading North American food company ConAgra Foods Incorporated (NYSE:CAG) (Omaha, Nebraska) reported overall improvement in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, as solid results from the Lamb Weston potato business continued to be a significant boost, along with recent acquisitions and less problematic cost inflation MarketWire

Top Ten Tips for Capturing Epic Videos This Holiday
Pixorial asked veteran documentary producer, Skip Sweeney, for some helpful tips on how to create engaging and fun-to-watch holiday videos. Here's what he said: MarketWire

Cloud Solutions Company, 2nd Watch, Secures Venture Funding Led by Madrona Venture Group
2nd Watch, Inc. today announced that it has closed a $4.2 million funding round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from other private investors. 2nd Watch enables enterprises to save hundreds of thousands of dollars by migrating existing and emerging IT applications and processes to take advantage of secure public clouds MarketWire

Free Children's App Read by Matthew Modine and Kate del Castillo
Acclaimed actors Matthew Modine and Kate del Castillo bring to life a new bilingual storybook app in English and Spanish for the iPad and Kindle Fire. The free children's app offer continues through December 31. The app is regularly priced $2.99. MarketWire

TECHNICOLOR to Showcase Consumer Entertainment Technologies at CES 2013

Dockwise Ltd : Dockwise Acknowledges Improved Offer
Dockwise Ltd ("Dockwise") has takennotice of this morning's release on the announcement of a voluntary offerfor aprice of Euro 18.50 per share. MarketWire

Personal, Powerful, Protection -- The AhnLab V3 Click Personal Security Appliance Now Available at
AhnLab, a leading provider of information security products and services for consumers and enterprise business environments, today announced that the V3 Click, the industry's first Personal Security Appliance, is now available at the world's largest online retailer, MarketWire

Nokia and RIM enter into new patent license agreement
RIM payments to Nokia settle all legalactions between the companies MarketWire

Longreach & APIC Complete Transaction

Anadarko Announces Advancement of Mozambique LNG Project
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced that it has reached Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Eni, establishing foundational principles for the coordinated development of the common natural gas reservoirs spanning both Mozambique's Offshore Area 1 (operated by Anadarko) and Offshore Area 4 (operated by Eni) MarketWire

Lincoln Military Housing Provides Holiday Gifts for Military Families
Lincoln Military Housing is celebrating the holidays by giving back to their military families. Residents living in LMH communities nationwide received special gifts this holiday season through events ranging from sailing the high seas with Santa, to pajama parties with hot cocoa, cookies and train rides through the mountains. MarketWire

Eileen Koch & Company Client, The MY HERO Project, Bestows Top Awards to Extraordinary Filmmakers and Humanitarians at 8th Annual Film Festival
Last Saturday, 12/15/2012, at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, The MY HERO Project's International Film Festival brought together an impressive crowd to applaud the efforts of filmmakers and humanitarians around the world. The non-profit organization is dedicated to connecting and inspiring children across the world through interactive media MarketWire

SDRL - North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. announces extension of contract for West Epsilon
North Atlantic Drilling Ltd., a majorityowned subsidiary of Seadrill Limited, announced today that Statoil hasexercisedits option to extend the contract for the heavy-duty harsh environmentjack-uprig West Epsilon by two years from December 2014 to December 2016. Theestimatedvalue of the contract extension is US$215 million. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Closes Private Offering of $200 Million of 5.875% 6.1-Year Unsecured Convertible Senior Notes
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "Company") announced today that it has closed a private placement of 6.1-year unsecured 5.875% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2019 (the "Notes"). A total of $200 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes were issued at the closing with net proceeds to the Company of approximately $193.6 million MarketWire

Resource Capital Corp. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividends for Preferred Stock
Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE: RSO) (the "Company") announced today that it will pay a cash dividend on its 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock for the period from October 31, 2012 through and including January 30, 2013 in the amount of $0.53125 per share. The dividend will be payable on January 30, 2013 to holders of record on January 2, 2013. MarketWire

Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates
The Templeton closed-end Funds referenced below, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange, today released portfolio allocation updates containing the following information as of November 30, 2012: MarketWire

Judicial Watch Files Amicus Curiae Brief With U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Arizona's Proof-of-Citizenship Voter Registration Requirement
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed an amicus curiae brief (State of Arizona, et al. v Inter Tribal Council of Arizona et al. (No. 1271)) on December 14, 2012, with the United States Supreme Court challenging the decision by the U.S MarketWire

Federman & Sherwood Announces That a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Ltd. (NYSE: QXM / QXMCF)
On December 19, 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Ltd. (NYSE: QXM) (NYSE: QXMCF) MarketWire

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of Claims of Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Epoch Holding Corp. in Connection With the Sale of the Company to TD Bank Group
Levi & Korsinsky notifies investors of Epoch Holding Corp. ("Epoch" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: EPHC) of claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law against the board of directors of the Company in connection with the sale of the Company to TD Bank Group. A complaint was filed in New York state court. MarketWire

Red Hawk Casino Rings in the New Year With $75,000 Mini Cooper Table Games Giveaway
Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce the $75,000 Mini Cooper Table Games Giveaway, exclusively for table games players, Jan. 6 through Jan. 27. Table games players will enjoy endless ways to earn tickets into the weekly drawings and the grand finale on Sunday, Jan. 27, when one lucky guest is guaranteed to win a Mini Cooper. MarketWire

HEINEKEN and Efes unwind their partnerships in Kazakhstan and Serbia
Amsterdam, 21 December 2012 - Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') today announced that HEINEKEN and Efes Breweries International N.V GlobeNewswire


RURIC: Ruric AB Board has made the decision to prepare control balance sheet
PRESS RELEASE / December 21, 2012 GlobeNewswire

Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for December 21st: SPLK, STE, STM, STSA, TGI, TISI, TRIP, TW
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network ( and Equity Brief: GlobeNewswire

RURIC: Ingvar Ljungqvist leaves Ruric AB
PRESS RELEASE / December 21, 2012 GlobeNewswire

Kitron receives orders from Kongsberg
(2012-12-21) Kitron has received new orders of about NOK 50 million from Kongsberg for delivery of electronic modules that are part of Kongsberg's weapon control system Remote Weapon Station (RWS). GlobeNewswire

Basware delivers comprehensive Purchase to Pay and electronic invoicing services to major insurer in the Nordic region
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, December 21, 2012 at 14:30Basware delivers comprehensive Purchase to Pay and electronic invoicing services to major insurer in the Nordic regionBasware has signed a contract to provide its Purchase to Pay (P2P) and electronic invoicing services to one of the leading insurers in the Nordic countries GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä extends licence agreements with long-term Chinese partners
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 21 December 2012 at 2.30 pm EET GlobeNewswire

Ekornes: Christmas 2012
The Ekornes Group's factories in Norway will close for the Christmas holidays as from 21.12.2012 and will reopen on January 2. The traditional company Christmas lunch will be held at the company's main plant in Sykkylven today, 21.12.12, at which there will also be a brief presentation of the year 2012. GlobeNewswire

Basware expands agreement to include Invoice Automation and Transaction Services with non-profit organization in Canada
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, December 21, 2012 at 12:30Basware expands agreement to include Invoice Automation and Transaction Services with non-profit organization in Canada GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®UV Ballast Water Management System receives type approval
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 21 December 2012 at 12 noon EET GlobeNewswire

Nestlé in pictures: 2012
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé in pictures: 2012. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE: Additional one-month contract extension for Safe Scandinavia at Valhall
Prosafe and BP Norge AS have agreed to extend the Safe Scandinavia's operations at Valhall until 31st January 2013. In addition, Prosafe has granted BP Norge AS an additional one-month option.The value of the one-month contract extension is approximately USD 9.3 million.Prosafe is the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation/service rigs GlobeNewswire

Kitron's US operation reaches milestone
Kitron's subsidiary in the US has been issued the ISO 9001: 2008 certificate. GlobeNewswire

Talvivaara Mining Company Plc. announces dates of Financial Reporting for 2013
Stock Exchange Release GlobeNewswire

Basware renews e-Invoice agreement with global forest industry company in Finland
Basware Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, December 21, 2012, at 11:15Basware renews e-Invoice agreement with global forest industry company in FinlandBasware has renewed an agreement on the delivery of its e-Invoice services with a forest industry company in Finland. The agreement covers the processing of the customer's e-invoices and Scan & Capture services globally GlobeNewswire

Change of management at Rejlers
(REJL B)Rejlers vice president and CFO, Lars Solin, is leaving Rejlers for other tasks."As CFO Lars has contributed to Rejlers growth, including a number of important acquisitions. I wish him luck in the future", says Eva Nygren.The recruitment of Lars replacement has begun. Niklas Danielsson, CFO of Rejlers Ingenjörer, will be acting Group CFO with effect from 1 January 2013. GlobeNewswire

Outotec's Employee Share Savings Plan 2013

Breda, The Netherlands, 21 December 2012. Dockwise Ltd ("Dockwise") has taken notice of this morning's release on the announcement of a voluntary offer for a price of Euro 18.50 per share. GlobeNewswire

EVRY: Deliveries to Posten
(Oslo, 21 December 2012) EVRY ASA has received a note from Posten that the company is not chosen as a supplier of application maintenance deliveries (AD/ AM) when the contract terminates by 1 January 2015. This contract is valued to a fixed annual turnover of NOK 150 million. EVRYs deliveries to Posten will remain unchanged in 2013 and 2014. GlobeNewswire

Tieto invests EUR 10 million in its data centre in Espoo
Tieto Corporation   PRESS RELEASE    21 December 2012 at 12.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

ING to sell Malaysian investment management business to Kenanga
ING announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its 70%-stake in ING Funds Berhad (IFB), ING's investment management business in Malaysia, to Kenanga Investors Berhad (Kenanga Investors), a wholly owned subsidiary of K & N Kenanga Holdings Berhad (Kenanga) GlobeNewswire

EMGS: Shell and EMGS sign global frame agreement
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) today signed a three-year global frame agreement with Shell International Exploration & Production B.V. (Shell) for the provision of 3D electromagnetic (EM) services. GlobeNewswire

Veidekke ASA: Veidekke subsidiary to build office building in Stavanger
Block Berge Bygg AS has been awarded the contract to build a new office building in Stavanger for Rosenberggata 101 AS. This is a turnkey contract valued at NOK 155 million, excluding VAT. GlobeNewswire

Bavarian Nordic Issues Revised Financial Calendar for 2013
KVISTGAARD, Denmark, December 21, 2012 - Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA) announced today a revised financial calendar for the year 2013. The company has moved the announcement of the 2012 Annual Report from 7 March 2013 to 12 March 2013. GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions to deliver seventh drilling equipment package to Jurong in Brazil
Aker Solutions has won a contract to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a deepwater drillship Jurong Shipyard is building for the Brazilian market. The contract value is undisclosed. GlobeNewswire

Elanders continues to expand - makes a strategic acquisition in the US
Elanders has signed an agreement to acquire the American company Midland Information Resources. This acquisition is a continuation of Elanders' international expansion and it will extend our presence on the world's largest graphic market, the USA. GlobeNewswire

TGS 2013 Guidance Webcast and Teleconference
ASKER, NORWAY (21 December 2012) - TGS will publish its 2013 full year guidance at approximately 08:00 CET Norwegian time on 8 January 2013 as previously mentioned on 1 November 2012 during the Q3 2012 earnings release. At the same time, a recorded presentation with audio by CEO Robert Hobbs and CFO Kristian Johansen will be made available at GlobeNewswire

TGS Signs Letter of Intent for 3D Vessel
ASKER, NORWAY (21 December 2012) - TGS announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with CGGVeritas Services S.A. to charter a 12 streamer vessel, for 3D multi-client projects in Europe during the 2013 summer season.The charter will begin in April and last for approximately six months.    GlobeNewswire

Novartis drug Exjade® approved by European Commission for iron overload in patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia
Novartis International AG /Novartis drug Exjade® approved by European Commission for iron overload in patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil continues to protect its innovations and patents
Neste Oil CorporationPress Release 21 December 2012 at 8.00 a.m. (EET) GlobeNewswire

Actelion's novel antibiotic cadazolid to move into Phase III clinical development in patients suffering from Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion's novel antibiotic cadazolid to move into Phase III clinical development in patients suffering from Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

ASM International N.V. announces progress on its cost reduction program
ALMERE, The Netherlands - December 20, 2012 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today announces that, as part of its cost reduction program in its Front-end operations, as announced during the release of its 3rd quarter results, it will reduce its headcount in its manufacturing operation in Singapore with approximately 110 people GlobeNewswire

PROS - Share capital increase related to the subsequent offering - completion of share capital increase
 PROS - Share capital increase related to the subsequent offering - completion of share capital increase GlobeNewswire

KBC Group : Results of the capital increase for the employees of KBC Group NV and effects on the transparency obligations
Press Release - Outside  trading hours - Regulated information*21 December 2012 (before trading hours) GlobeNewswire

DNO International ASA: Mandatory Notification of Trade
Karen Sund has today purchased 10,000 shares in DNO International ASA at a price of NOK 9.398 per share. Karen Sund is non-executive director in DNO International's Board of Directors. Following this transaction she holds 10,000 DNO shares. GlobeNewswire

New Yara Fertilizer Industry Handbook published
Oslo (2012-12-21): Yara has today released an updated version of its Fertilizer Industry Handbook containing information about the fertilizer market and industry. GlobeNewswire

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