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Kirsten Marriner to Join Omnicare as SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Cincinnati, March 8, 2013 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) today announced Kirsten Marriner has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, and will join the Company effective March 27, 2013. Ms. Marriner will lead the human resource function across the Company ACN Newswire

Omnicare to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
CINCINNATI, March 8, 2013 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR) today announced that it will present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ET in Miami, Florida. The event will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed from Omnicare's Investor Relations website at http://ir.omnicare.com ACN Newswire

Preliminary market share data for 2012
Maintained share of global installed baseof radio base stations at 40%, and thenumber 1 position in both mobile equipment market as well as LTEspecifically MarketWire

SBM Offshore Annual Report 2012 on line
Dear Stakeholders, SBM Offshore is pleased to announce that the online web based Annual Report2012 has been activated. Please access the website viawww.sbmoffshore-annualreport.com or the corporate websitewww.sbmoffshore.com if you are interested MarketWire

Galapagos and Roche conclude strategic alliance
* COPD alliance signed in December 2009 and broadened to fibrosis inDecember 2010 * Strategic change in therapy area at Roche resulted in conclusion of the Alliance * Galapagos regains full rights to all programs * Roche pays Galapagos EUR5 MarketWire

Galapagos reports record revenues in 2012, increasing momentum in clinical pipeline
This is a correction of the announcement from 07:30 08.03.2013 CET. Reason for the correction is replacement of language version:   ·      Group revenues €153 M (+36%) versus guidance of €150 M·       Group operating loss before exceptional items €2 GlobeNewswire

Constellation Brands and Interfood Importação Ltda. Sign Agreements to Import and Distribute Premium Wines and Spirits in Brazil
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Lubrizol Proposal Prompts Revision of UL 1581 Reference Standard
Includes new tables for 90°C and 105°C TPUsCLEVELAND, March 7, 2013 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it was successful in helping revise the UL 1581 reference standard for electrical wires, cables, and flexible cords ACN Newswire

Insomniac Announces First Tier of Line-Up for the Highly Anticipated Debut of Electric Daisy Carnival, Chicago
Insomniac announces the first tier of its line-up for this year's highly anticipated debut of the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival, Chicago. Celebrated electronic acts and theatrical performers from across the globe will gather at the Chicagoland Speedway during Memorial Day Weekend on May 24-26, 2013, for the premiere of the innovative music festival in Chicago. MarketWire

SYNERGY HomeCare Receives Franchisee Satisfaction Award From Franchise Business Review
SYNERGY HomeCare today announced it is the recipient of the 2013 Franchisee Satisfaction Award, the only awards program to rank companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction, from Franchise Business Review. MarketWire

Model Homes Nearing Completion at William Lyon Homes' Willow Bend in University Park
The April grand opening of Willow Bend in University Park is almost here and William Lyon Homes is putting the finishing touches on the professionally decorated, landscaped models in preparation for this highly anticipated event MarketWire

William Lyon Homes Announces Atrium, Coming This Summer to The Spectrum in San Diego
William Lyon Homes has announced plans for Atrium, a brand new neighborhood that will debut this summer at The Spectrum community in San Diego. With prices anticipated to start from the mid $300,000s and a convenient location well suited for professional singles and couples, Atrium will offer a diversity homeshoppers, including first-time buyers, a very exciting opportunity in the months ahead MarketWire

William Lyon Homes Announces Contempo, Coming Soon to Escondido
William Lyon Homes has announced plans for Contempo, a brand new Escondido neighborhood with home prices anticipated to start from the high $200,000s, coupled with the financial benefit of no Mello Roos and low HOA fees. Contempo will introduce contemporary townhomes in a desirable location just a quick walk from charming downtown Escondido MarketWire

Parsons Completes Acquisition of First Support Services, Inc. From FirstGroup
Parsons is pleased to announce that it has received all necessary U.S. government approvals and has completed its acquisition of First Support Services, Inc. (and its subsidiaries), a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstGroup MarketWire

Avantis Medical Systems Announces Participation in Scopefest to Raise Awareness About Screening and Early Detection During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Avantis Medical Systems, Inc., a technology leader in developing novel catheter-mounted digital imaging devices, today announced their participation in Scopefest, hosted by a group of physicians at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills, CA, on March 8-9, 2013 MarketWire

Charles Industries Announces Hiring of Todd Ellis as Utility Market Manager and Senior Product Manager
Charles Industries, Ltd., a leading provider of environmentally protected Innovative Enclosed Solutions™ and network infrastructure solutions, today announced Todd Ellis has joined Charles Industries, assuming the positions of utility market manager and senior product manager effective immediately MarketWire

City of Windsor: Make a Big Splash with Aquatic Complex Naming Rights
What's in a name? Quite a bit when it's attached to a $78 million, 144,000-square-foot, premier family and athletic destination, located in the heart of Windsor! MarketWire

ETwater Named a Finalist for the 2013 Business Environmental Awards Presented by Acterra
ET Water Systems, Inc., the market leader in irrigation system retrofits and leading provider for smart irrigation management solutions, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Business Environmental Awards, which recognize and celebrate Bay Area corporate environmental leaders MarketWire

Esterline Corporation Announces Redemption of 6.625% Senior Notes Due 2017
Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today announced that it will redeem all of its 6.625% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "Notes") that remain outstanding on April 9, 2013. The notice of redemption will be distributed to the holders of the Notes on or about March 8, 2013. MarketWire

Miller Energy to Host Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Call
Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (NYSE: MILL) ("Miller" or "the Company") announced today that it will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its results for the three months ended January 31, 2013. MarketWire

7,000 Marathon Kids to Celebrate Completion of 26.2 Mile Marathon Challenge Saturday at Coliseum at Final Mile Medal Celebration
This year in the Los Angeles area 32,000 children have taken the Marathon Kids 26.2 mile challenge. On Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 AM a Final Mile Medal Celebration will occur at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where 7,000, of the nearly 27,000 who completed that challenge, will gather to run their final lap and receive their Finisher Medal MarketWire

Trends in Disability Employment - National Update March 2013
New data indicate that people with disabilities are more engaged in the labor force, according to today's Trends in Disability Employment - National Update, a new monthly analysis issued by Kessler Foundation and the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire. MarketWire

Previous Arizona Lottery $2.5 Million The Pick(TM) Winner Claims $1 Million Powerball(R) Second Prize
The Arizona Lottery announces Diane and Kerry Carmichael as the winners of the $1 million Powerball second prize for the draw on Wednesday, March 6. Remarkably, this is the couple's second Arizona Lottery win following their $2.5 million win on The Pick in December 1995. MarketWire

Five Hole for Food Tackles Hunger in Austin With the Dallas Stars and Hootsuite
Five Hole for Food (FHFF) is teaming up with the Dallas Stars and Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard, to organize a charity ball hockey tournament benefiting the Austin Food Bank this Sunday, March 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Austin. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Corporation Prices Public Offering of $250 Million of 5.875% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2023
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "Company") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior unsecured notes due 2023. The notes will mature on March 15, 2023. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 5 MarketWire

Brandywine Homes Makes the List of Top 25 OC Homebuilders
Bolstered by faster than average sales of its popular Century Village condominium development, Brandywine Homes has been ranked by the Orange County Business Journal as the ninth top-selling homebuilder in Orange County. With a total of 68 new homes sold in 2012, Brandywine tied with Lennar Corp. on a list that included many of the major players in the home building industry. MarketWire

South By Southwest Conference Deploys Xirrus Arrays for High-Performance Wireless Service
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MEDIA ALERT: Real Estate Investor Phill Grove to Reveal the 12 Strategies He Uses in His Real Estate Business
WHO: Phill Grove, founder and president of Love American Homes and Hippie Hollow Homes, will speak at the Real Estate Investor Main Event, hosted by Liberty Real Estate Advisors. Grove is a nationally sought-after speaker and real estate educator, with speaking engagements over the next two months in San Francisco, Honolulu, Chicago, New York, and Ft. Lauderdale MarketWire

Active Power to Present at ROTH Capital Partners 25th Annual Growth Stock Conference on March 20, 2013
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions, has been invited to present at the ROTH Capital Partners 25th Annual Growth Stock Conference, being held at The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, Calif., March 17-20, 2013. MarketWire

RenuEn Corp Announces Issuance of Permit for Landfill Gas Project
RenuEn Corporation (OTC Pink: RENU) a Power Project Development Company announces the issuance of the permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The permit was initially approved on December 26, 2012. MarketWire

George Risk Industries Announces Stephanie Risk-McElroy as President Following the Death of Ken R. Risk
George Risk Industries Inc. (GRI) (OTCQB: RSKIA) is deeply saddened to announce the death of Kenneth R. Risk. Ken passed away February 27, 2013 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 64. MarketWire

Brekford Announces 2012 Operating Results
Brekford Corp. (the "Company") (OTCBB: BFDI) (OTCQB: BFDI), a leading public safety technology service provider of fully integrated traffic safety solutions, vehicle up-fitting, and rugged mobile technology, today announced its operating results for the year ended December 31, 2012. MarketWire

Covanta Holding Corporation Announces Meeting and Record Dates for Its 2013 Annual Meeting
Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company"), a leading global owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") projects, announced that its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 11:00am ET, on May 16, 2013, at the Company's corporate headquarters, which are located at 445 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey MarketWire

Startup Debut Brings SXSW Straight to Media via Shindig
Journalists and bloggers not able to attend this year's South by Southwest® in person will be able to attend virtually and interview participating entrepreneurs at the annual Startup Debut (startupdebut.com/) -- hosted by social media marketing agency SocialRadius (socialradius.com) -- thanks to a strategic partnership with video chat company Shindig (shindig.com) from 4:30 to 6 p.m MarketWire

Volkswagen, MoMA, and MoMA PS1 Continue Extensive Partnership With the Announcement of EXPO 1: New York
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BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Presents at the 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics (OTCQB: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today a poster presentation of clinical and scientific data at the 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases (AD/PD 2013) this week in Florence, Italy (http://www2.kenes.com/adpd/Pages/Home.aspx). MarketWire

Energizer Resources Outlines 2013 Strategies and Timelines for Molo Mine Development
Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX: EGZ)(OTCBB: ENZR)(FRANKFURT: YE5) ("Energizer" or the "Company") is pleased to outline its strategies and timelines for the development of its Molo Graphite deposit in Madagascar. MarketWire

Fortegra Financial Delays Fourth Quarter 2012 and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Fortegra Financial Corporation (NYSE: FRF) today announced it will delay its earnings release and conference call for the fourth quarter and full year ended 2012, which had previously been scheduled for March 11th and 12th, respectively MarketWire

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Company) (NYSE MKT: UVE), a vertically integrated insurance holding company, reported net income of $4.4 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, an increase of $0.17, for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the same period in 2011. MarketWire

Marlin & Associates Advises Bain Capital Ventures on One of the Year's Most Significant Healthcare Technology Transactions
Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment bank and strategic advisory firm announced today that Marlin's client, Bain Capital Ventures' portfolio company, ABILITY® Network Inc MarketWire

Medieval Times Facebook Fan Trains to Be a Knight
For the first time in its history, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament recently let a fan train with the Knights of the Realm. Medieval Times' Buena Park Castle held a Facebook contest where fans entered to win this unique opportunity. MarketWire

The Medicines Company to Host Cangrelor Webcast on Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) has scheduled a conference call and webcast following release of the Phase 3 cangrelor CHAMPION PHOENIX trial results on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. MDCO management and experts are scheduled to discuss cangrelor trial results and outlook. MarketWire

Notification Industry Veteran Joins Send Word Now Senior Management Team
Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and incident management services, announced today that industry veteran Lorin Bristow has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Marketing. MarketWire

Marriott Hotels in Manama Bahrain Celebrate 'Bahrain's Spring of Culture'
Residence Inn by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments Manama, Bahrain are pleased to announce 'Spring of Culture with Marriott Bahrain' package including free transportation to the venue. Experience the Spring of Culture's 8th edition, which will reveal and celebrate the different beautiful sites in the Kingdom marking Manama as the Capital of Arab Tourism Programme for 2013 MarketWire

Ingram Micro Buffalo Honored as Best Place to Work by Buffalo Business First
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and logistics solutions, today announced its Buffalo, N.Y. campus was named one of the "Best Places to Work" by Buffalo Business First, a leading business newspaper serving the region MarketWire

Enigma Nightclub, Transforming Mumbai's Social Life
JW Marriott Mumbai is known for exceptional luxury, warm hospitality and exquisite dining experiences, notably changing Mumbai's social life. Enigma, the once club that brought Mumbai's nightlife together, is back! MarketWire

FastFunds Financial Corporation and Its Subsidiary, NET LIFE Financial Processing, Inc., Announce New Partnership With One Resource Group and Epic Financial Corporation
NET LIFE Financial Processing, Inc. ("NET LIFE"), a wholly owned subsidiary of FastFunds Financial Corporation (OTCQB: FFFC), today announced its joint partnership with One Resource Group ("ORG") and Epic Financial Corporation ("EPIC") to launch two new revolutionary financial instruments; the NET LIFE LCMO® and the NET LIFE LCDO® products. MarketWire

Just Add Ice Orchids Helps Consumers Learn How to Handle Orchid Mishaps With Free Guide
Incorporating beautiful, delicate orchids in your décor is an inexpensive way to add color and elegance to your living or work space. But sometimes orchids' elegance can be jeopardized when accidents happen. Fear not, though! Just Add Ice Orchids® compiled a list of common orchid emergencies and tips on what to do after a mishap is discovered. MarketWire

dotloop CEO Austin Allison Invited as Featured Speaker to 2013 Prudential Real Estate "HitPLAY" Convention
2013 Prudential Real Estate Convention - dotloop, the fastest-growing software company in real estate, today announced that its CEO, Austin Allison, will be a featured speaker and participate in two sessions at the 2013 Prudential Real Estate Convention, taking place March 10-12, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. MarketWire

SmartMetric's March 2013 Conference Call
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking this morning from New York, The President and CEO of SmartMetric, Inc., Ms. Chaya C. Hendrick said that she was delighted in the company's reception on Wall Street in its first round of funding with New York Brokers MarketWire

Kaltura Cited as a Leader in Two New Reports: Online Video Platforms, and Video Platforms for the Enterprise
Kaltura Inc., the leading open source video platform, today announced it was among the select companies that Forrester Research Inc. invited to participate in its March 8, 2013 Forrester Wave Report: Online Video Platforms, as well as in its March 8, 2013 Forrester Wave Report: Video Platforms For The Enterprise. In both evaluations, Kaltura was cited as a leader. MarketWire

Huddle Named to KMWorld's List of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management
Huddle, the enterprise content collaboration platform, today announced that it has been named one of KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management MarketWire

SARES-REGIS Group's Pacific Pointe at Douglas Park Is the Largest Collection of LEED Buildings in Southern California
Southern California's largest collection of LEED buildings for sale or lease is at Pacific Pointe at Douglas Park, next to Long Beach Airport. MarketWire

Altura Now Offers Radvision Scopia(R) Video Solutions
Altura Communication Solutions, an Avaya Connect Platinum Partner and nationwide provider of communication enabled solutions and managed services, announced today they are fully certified to sell, implement and support Avaya's Radvision Scopia® video solutions on a nationwide basis. MarketWire

CigarsDirect.com Lights Up College Basketball Tournament for 6th Annual "Cigar Madness Brackets Challenge"
Cigar lovers and college basketball fans are invited to participate in the 6th Annual CigarsDirect.com "Cigar Madness Brackets Challenge" for a chance to win premium cigars and accessories, ranging from a limited edition Fuente Destino al Siglo Humidor (retail value $3,499.95) to boxes of Opus X, Padron and other leading brands. MarketWire

Unity Presents Two Sessions at SXSW
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, today announced it will present two sessions at the 2013 SXSW® Interactive Festival, including a presentation from CEO and co-founder David Helgason. MarketWire

The Accounts Payable Network Announces Tom Golden as a Keynote Speaker
The Accounts Payable Network will present the 3rd Annual Accounts Payable & Purchase-to-Pay Leadership Conference, May 15-17, 2013, at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, FL MarketWire

Broadway Sales Increase on TicketNetwork.com as New Shows Open in March
While the month of March ushers in a new season, it also marks the opening of several Broadway shows, leading to a spike in the number of tickets sold through TicketNetwork.com. MarketWire

Acadian Mining Corporation (TSXV:ADA) Completes $900,000 Non-brokered Private Placement - Video Summary on www.investmentpitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, March 8, 2013 - Acadian Mining Corporation (TSXV:ADA) has successfully completed a $900,000 non-brokered private placement, consisting of 10 million shares at $0.09 per share. GlobeNewswire

Net Asset Value as of February 28, 2013
Private Equity Holding AG /Net Asset Value as of February 28, 2013. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

PUBLICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLES 14 AND 15 OF THE BELGIAN LAW OF 2 MAY 2007 ON THE PUBLICATION OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDINGS (THE "TRANSPARENCY LAW")
REGULATED INFORMATION GlobeNewswire

BMO Private Bank Announces Hiring of Peter Koleske as Vice President and Private Banker
BMO Private Bank announced today that it has hired Peter Koleske as Vice President, Private Banker. Peter, who has over 27 years of financial services experience, will be based in Milwaukee, and focused on the Greater Milwaukee Area, as well as Racine and Kenosha. MarketWire

Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Unveil Exterior Design of Jointly Developed New Minicars for Japan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced the model names and showed the exterior designs of their jointly-developed new minicars for the Japanese market. Sales of the new minicars will begin in June 2013 under the Nissan DAYZ and DAYZ Highway STAR, and the Mitsubishi eK Wagon and eK Custom, model names ACN Newswire

Meritage Reports Acquisition of Wendy's Restaurant in Buford, Georgia
Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU), one of the nation's premier restaurant operators, announced the acquisition of its 112th Wendy's restaurant located in Buford, Georgia. MarketWire

Slacker Kicks Off Nationwide Tour at SXSW; Unveils 75-Foot Party Rig
Slacker, the world's most complete music service, is taking the show on the road. Literally. Today at South By Southwest, Slacker will unveil a custom 75-foot touring rig, complete with a concert stage, product demo stations and a luxury VIP lounge MarketWire

Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock
Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. (the "Company" or "AMTG") (NYSE: AMTG) today announced the Company has priced an underwritten public offering of 6,800,000 shares of common stock. The Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,020,000 shares of common stock MarketWire

Spire Communications Expands Creative Services Team
Spire Communications, an integrated public relations and strategic communications agency, today announced the expansion of its already formidable creative team MarketWire

National Business Group on Health Honors Aetna, Highmark, Prudential Financial With Awards for Reducing Health Care Disparities
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 360 large, U.S. employers, today honored Aetna, Highmark Inc. and Prudential Financial for their ongoing commitment to reducing health care disparities in the workplace and for supporting a diverse workforce. The companies were recognized with "Awards for Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities MarketWire

At Last! True ROI From Social Data
Building on top of their unique ability to determine personality and unique character traits from social media footprints, Whit.li today announces the simplest way yet for brands to understand the true composition of their social following. The Whit.li "brands app" enables companies to compare follower segments based on their interests, media habits and attitudes. MarketWire

Spindle Announces Acquisition of MeNetwork
Spindle, Inc., (OTCBB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile payments solutions, today announced it has acquired MeNetwork Inc., a Colorado-based provider of location-based mobile marketing solutions for businesses and consumers MarketWire

Gardner Denver Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by KKR
Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, "KKR") today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion, including the assumption of debt. MarketWire

ZBB Energy to Participate in a Panel Discussion at the 25th Annual Roth Conference on March 17, 2013 in Laguna Niguel, California
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms and hybrid vehicle control systems, today announced that Eric C. Apfelbach, President and CEO, will participate in a panel discussion at the 25th Annual Roth Conference. The conference will be at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Laguna Niguel, California MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences Announces New Director of Europe Operations, Chris Taylor
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today that Chris Taylor, a recognized leader in forensic marking products, has joined the company as Director, Europe. MarketWire

GeoMet Declares Preferred Dividend and Announces Annual Stockholder Meeting Date
GeoMet, Inc. (OTCQB: GMET) (NASDAQ: GMETP) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend to its preferred stockholders covering the period January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 to be paid through the issuance of .03125 preferred share ("PIK Preferred Shares") per outstanding share of preferred stock MarketWire

Increase in Vehicle Production to Boost Demand for Auto Parts
Despite ongoing weakness in Europe, major automakers in the U.S. and overseas are expected to ramp up production thanks to rising auto sales in the U.S. and China. Increase in vehicle production is expected to benefit auto parts wholesalers such as Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) and Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). Automakers such as Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company in the U MarketWire

Grand Capital Ventures, Inc. Appoints New President/CEO
Grand Capital Ventures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GRCV) announced today, that the Company has appointed William White as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective Monday, March 11, 2013. Mr MarketWire

Rockwell Medical Signs Supply Contract With NxStage(R) Medical
Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ: RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis, announced that it has signed a contract with NxStage® Medical, Inc MarketWire

BASF and Top American Universities to Research New Functional Material
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Talvivaara: Terms and Conditions of the Offering to raise approximately EUR 261 million
Stock Exchange ReleaseTalvivaara Mining Company Plc8 March 2013 GlobeNewswire

Metalico Releases Results for Year
Metalico, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MEA) today announced 2012 sales, net income and earnings per share. The Company posted adjusted net income of $202,000, or virtually breakeven results per share, after adjusting for $19.6 million in non-cash impairment charges to goodwill and other intangibles. MarketWire

NeuLion Reports First Positive Quarterly Results
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 (all amounts are in U.S. dollars). MarketWire

Independence Energy Engages Senior Geological Consultant Richard Porterfield for Coleman South Leases Report
Independence Energy Corp. (OTCBB: IDNG) (OTCQB: IDNG) (the "Company" or "Independence Energy") is pleased to announce that the Company has engaged Mr. Richard F. Porterfield as Senior Geological Consultant for the Coleman South Leases project. MarketWire

Highpower International Subsidiary -- Shenzhen Highpower Technology Co. Ltd. -- Passes SA8000(R) Certification
Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium rechargeable batteries and battery solutions, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Highpower Technology Co. Ltd, has passed the SA8000® standard and has received certification from Social Accountability International (SAI) MarketWire

IZEA Secures $1.5 Million Credit Facility
IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the pioneer of Social Media Sponsorship, closed on a new $1.5 million secured credit facility with Bridge Bank, N.A. of San Jose, California. The credit facility is based upon an advance rate of the Company's eligible trade accounts receivable. MarketWire

CONMED Corporation Sets Annual Meeting Date
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Company's corporate offices, 525 French Road, Utica, NY 13502 on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Shareholders of record at the close of business on April 3, 2013 shall be entitled to vote at the 2013 Annual Meeting. MarketWire

Dorman Products, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Robert M. Lynch to Its Board of Directors
Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: DORM) today announced that Robert M. Lynch, 47, has been selected to the Company's Board of Directors and has been named to the Board's Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Lynch fills the vacancy on the Board created by the retirement of John F. Creamer, Jr. Mr MarketWire

Amer Sports Corporation: Transfer of the company's own shares March 8, 2013
Amer Sports Corporation    STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASEMarch 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm GlobeNewswire

Oiltanking Partners Benefits From Stronger Fee-Based Revenues in 2012, Expects up to $145 Million in CapEx for 2013, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Oiltanking Partners LP (NYSE:OILT) (Houston, Texas), which stores and transports crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), reported gains in fourth-quarter and full-year 2012, as higher storage and throughput volumes boosted revenues from service fees. Industrial Info is tracking more than $1 MarketWire

Mining Companies Confront Challenges in Demographics, Popular Culture at SME/CMA Conference, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The mining industry needs to work harder to recruit and retain the next generation of talent because advanced technology can only get the industry so far, speakers told the annual meeting of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) in late February in Denver MarketWire

Northland to Secure Short-term Funding
Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU)(OSLO: NAUR)(FRANKFURT: NPK)(OMX: NAURo) ("Northland" or "the Company"), together with its subsidiaries, announces an update on the plans for short term and long term financing. MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 3/8
Trying to get off welfare, daily deals, solar, intellectual property, marijuana industry, DJIA; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv.net), featuring informative interviews with company CEOs, providing insights into their operations and outlooks for their futures MarketWire

JDSU Acquires Location-Aware Mobility Solutions Provider Arieso
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced it has acquired Arieso, a global leader in location-aware software solutions that enable mobile network operators to boost 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network performance and enrich the mobile subscriber experience. JDSU acquired Arieso for $85 million in cash. MarketWire

Saddle Up, Cephalopods! SQUIDS Wild West Launches on Google Play
SQUIDS Wild West continues the story that started in chart-topping SQUIDS while offering exciting new gameplay challenges and improvements, ensuring it will be a hit with returning fans and new players alike. MarketWire

Resolutions of Extraordinary General Meeting of Talvivaara Mining Company
Stock Exchange ReleaseTalvivaara Mining Company Plc8 March 2013 GlobeNewswire

Ericsson's Annual Report for 2012 now published
Ericsson's (NASDAQ: ERIC) Annual Reportfor 2012 is now available online atwww.ericsson.com/thecompany/investors/financial-reports. MarketWire

CORRECTION: Galapagos reports record revenues in 2012, increasing momentum in clinical pipeline
This is a correction of the announcementfrom 07:30 08.03.2013 CET. Reason forthe correction is replacement of language version: MarketWire

Ares Life Sciences to Acquire GREER(R) Laboratories, Inc., a Leader in Allergy Immunotherapy in the United States
Ares Life Sciences, a healthcare-focused investment group, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of Albion Medical Holdings, Inc., including its wholly owned subsidiary GREER® Laboratories, Inc., a leader in allergy immunotherapy in the United States. Closing of the transaction is subject to U.S MarketWire

RCS-Communication Selects Airspan Networks for 4G Network Deployment in South Sudan
Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of 4G broadband wireless access networks, announced today that RCS-Communication Ltd, a seasoned service provider in South Sudan, has selected its solution for a 4G WiMAX network deployment. The first phase of the implementation started in Juba, the capital of the Republic of South Sudan. MarketWire

A*STAR Scientists Discover "Switch" Critical to Wound Healing
Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) have identified a molecular "switch" that controls the migration of skin cells necessary for wounds to close and heal ACN Newswire

Ericsson's Annual Report for 2012 now published
Ericsson's (NASDAQ:ERIC) Annual Report for 2012 is now available online atwww.ericsson.com/thecompany/investors/financial-reports. GlobeNewswire

Van Lanschot: 2012 annual results
Underlying profit of € 2.0 million in difficult market conditions Previously announced impairment on goodwill (€ 121.7 million net, non-cash) and non-recurring charges (€ 35.7 million net) lead to negative net result of € 155.4 million Client assets up at € 52.3 billion (+5%) Undiminished solid profile: Core Tier I ratio 11 GlobeNewswire

Beter Bed posts lower profit in 2012 with steady revenue
Further fall in consumer confidence in the Netherlands and Spain. 2012 net revenue nearly equal to previous year at € 397.3 million (2011: € 397.0 million). 2012 net profit including write-downs for Spain and non-recurring expenses fell by 49% to € 14.4 million (2011: € 28.0 million); earnings per share totalled € 0.67 (2011: € 1.29) GlobeNewswire

Leading Market Research Firm Names NetApp Data ONTAP as #1 Branded Storage Operating System
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that IDC ranked NetApp® Data ONTAP® as the #1 Branded Storage Operating System (OS) during the calendar year 2012 within the open networked disk storage systems market MarketWire

Ciber's ProfitBoost Reaches Finals Among 26 Contenders in SAP HANA Partner Race, an SAP-Sponsored Development Contest
Ciber, Inc.6363 S. Fiddler's Green Circle, Suite 1400   Greenwood Village, CO  80111www.Ciber.comHANNOVER, Germany ACN Newswire

Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage on Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO) - Video Summary on www.investmentpitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, March 7, 2013 - Canaccord Genuity has initiated coverage on Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO). Analyst Josh Baribeau gives the company a buy rating and a $20 price target, a 35% premium to the $14.84 price at the time the report was issued. GlobeNewswire

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