Day: September 10, 2015

International Medical Group, Inc. Enters into Acquisition Agreement with ABRY Partners

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International Medical Group®, Inc. (IMG®), a leader in the global insurance and assistance services market, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by ABRY Partners (ABRY), a leading private equity firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. “ABRY is a natural fit for ownership as IMG continues to grow,” said IMG President and CEO Brian Barwick. “With decades of experience investing in high-quality companies, ABRY will complement IMG’s growth by providing capital to further expand our global presence.” IMG’s operations will not be impacted by the ownership change, Barwick said, adding, “It will be

Globe Specialty Metals Announces Governance Amendments to Business Combination Agreement With FerroAtlantica and $32.5 Million Cash Payment by Combined Companies for Benefit of Globe Shareholders

MIAMI, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSM) (“Globe”) announced today that it has amended its business combination agreement with Grupo FerroAtlántica (“FerroAtlántica”) to, among other things, provide additional governance provisions for the benefit of the Globe shareholders. Globe also announced that, subject to certain conditions, a $32.5 million aggregate cash payment would be made by the combined companies for the benefit of the Globe shareholders after completion of the business combination. The amendments to the business combination agreement and the cash payment to the Globe shareholders are made pursuant to a memorandum of understanding (the “MOU”)

SDI's Paula Hasbrouck Earns Master Black Belt Certification

BRISTOL, Pa., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SDI, the leader in MRO supply chain management services, announced today that Paula Hasbrouck has earned her Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from Villanova University. Hasbrouck joined SDI in April 2015 to reinvigorate the company’s Six Sigma program. With over 20 years of experience in project management, business process analysis and deployment of Six Sigma methodologies, she leads SDI’s enterprise-wide Six Sigma Program, streamlining processes and delivering value to the company’s client base using DMAIC methodologies. When joining SDI, Hasbrouck committed to earning her Master Black Belt by January 2016. Over

MRC Launches Innovative, New and Improved Website

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) launched their innovative and highly interactive new website in conjunction with an updated logo and several comprehensive new resources including a Cost of Fraud Calculator and MRC Communities (coming soon). Not only does MRC’s redesigned website have a new look and feel, but navigation is much more user friendly, and access is readily available from any device and browser. The goal behind the new website is to provide members with a transformative new platform to share information, utilize education and network with other like-minded industry peers.  Other new features

ZS Pharma Corporate Statement

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZS Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZSPH), today confirmed that it has participated in preliminary discussions with Actelion Ltd. (OTC:ALIOF) regarding a potential strategic transaction. ZS Pharma regularly and routinely explores opportunities with various strategic partners and will continue to do so. These discussions may or may not lead to any transaction. ZS Pharma does not intend to comment further on market speculation or disclose any developments unless and until it otherwise deems further disclosure is appropriate or required. About ZS Pharma ZS Pharma is a publicly-traded (Nasdaq:ZSPH), biopharmaceutical company with offices in Redwood

International Highway Engineering Exchange to Take Place in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Experts in highway engineering from across the United States and top thought leaders from around the world will meet in Pittsburgh next week to collaborate and share highway engineering solutions to make our roads safer, commutes shorter and transportation systems better. The Highway Engineering Exchange Program (HEEP), the professional organization focused on technology in transportation, will host the 57th annual International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) meeting in Pennsylvania, drawing upon the knowledge and advancements used at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and agencies and individuals who are on the leading edge of

ACETO Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ACETO Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET), a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, announced today financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 30, 2015. Fiscal 2015 versus Fiscal 2014 Net sales of $547.0 million versus $510.2 million, a 7.2% increase Gross profit of $135.4 million versus $114.7 million, an 18.1% increase Net income of $33.5 million versus $29.0 million, a 15.5% increase Diluted EPS of $1.14 versus $1.02, an 11.8% increase Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income of $38.9 million

Stull, Stull & Brody is Investigating Claims on Behalf of BioScrip, Inc. Shareholders

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stull, Stull & Brody today announced that a complaint has been filed and that it has commenced an investigation relating to BioScrip, Inc.’s (“BioScrip” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:BIOS) Dead Hand Proxy Put in the Company’s August 6, 2015, fourth amendment of a credit agreement dated July 31, 2013, for which SunTrust is the administrative agent (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement contains a Dead Hand Proxy Put which permits SunTrust to accelerate payment for all outstanding debt and unpaid interest if a majority of the Board is replaced as the result of

StoneCastle Financial Corp. Announces Distribution of $0.33 Per Share for Third Quarter 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StoneCastle Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:BANX) (“StoneCastle Financial” or the “Company”), an SEC registered closed-end management investment company, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash distribution of $0.33 per share for the third quarter of 2015. The distribution will be payable on September 29, 2015 to shareholders of record on September 21, 2015. Disclosures A portion of the Company’s distributions may include sources other than net investment income, including a return of capital. Investors should understand that a return of capital is not a distribution from income or gains of

Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey to Host 2nd Annual Concours d'Elegance in Benefit of The Eric Trump Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

MONTCLAIR, N.J., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Sunday, September 27, the Trump National Golf Club and HudsonMOD will host the 2nd Annual Concours d’Elegance at the club’s renowned location in Bedminster, N.J. This year, the Concours d’Elegance encompasses two events: the Luxury Lifestyle daytime event from 1-5 p.m. and a VIP evening gala hosted by Eric Trump and Geraldo Rivera from 6-10 p.m.Proceeds will benefit The Eric Trump Foundation in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Countless exotic and collectible car owners are expected to register for the French-judged concours; various trophies will be awarded in five

Nasdaq Halts 6D Global Technologies, Inc.

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Nasdaq Stock Market® (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading was halted today in 6D Global Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIXD) at 15:43:55 Eastern Time for “additional information requested” from the company at a last price of $2.90. Trading will remain halted until 6D Global Technologies, Inc. has fully satisfied Nasdaq’s request for additional information. For news and additional information about the company, please contact the company directly or check under the company’s symbol using InfoQuotesSM on the Nasdaq® Web site. For more information about The Nasdaq Stock Market, visit the Nasdaq Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com.

UTC Taps Meason as Chairman of Security, Risk and Compliance Committee

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is proud to announce the selection of Michael Meason, Manager, Technical Services from Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC), as the new chairman of the Security, Risk and Compliance Committee. Meason sees operationalizing security in an environment where reliability is the key metric as one of the primary challenges facing the utility industry. As an industry, utilities are learning how to ensure that operational reliability and effective security can coexist in a sustainable long-term implementation. “Many of UTC’s member utilities are standing up and evolving their security programs. Understanding and

AMSEC LLC Wins U.S. Navy Engineering and Technical Services Contract

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide support services to Navy ships on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center. AMSEC was one of three contractors awarded a multiple task order, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hull, mechanical and electrical engineering; analytical support; logistics support; and other technical support. The estimated ceiling amount of the contract is $83 million. Contract funds will be awarded on a competitive task order basis among the awardees. “AMSEC has more than

Women’s Choice Award(R) Announces 2015 America’s Best for Extended Care

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Women’s Choice Award® recognized a select group of 425 out of approximately 15,000 Extended Care facilities as America’s Best for 2015. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, these facilities have been identified as those that women would highly recommend for their loved ones’ long-term care, rehabilitation, and nursing care needs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Extended Care facilities include health agencies, nursing homes, hospice and residential care communities. The majority of individuals in need of this care are 65 years of age or older (American Association

Novavax RSV F Vaccine Clinical Trial Data in Women of Child Bearing Age Published in the Journal of Infectious Disease

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq:NVAX) a clinical-stage vaccine company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants, today announced that the full data set from its clinical trial of the RSV F-protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine candidate (RSV F Vaccine) in women of childbearing age (18-35 years) were published in the Journal of Infectious Disease. The Company previously announced top-line results from the trial. The manuscript describes the randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial that evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of two dose levels of the RSV F Vaccine

Photo Release — Capital City Bank Announces New Board Member

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capital City Bank announces William Butler, CRE®, has joined the Capital City Bank Board of Directors. In this role, Butler will support Capital City Bank and ensure its success through business development and community involvement. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1e7eb269-9be6-450a-ae88-63a2f12a49ae The founder and principal of Real Estate InSync (REI), Butler is an accomplished real estate project and portfolio manager with over 30 years of experience partnering with high-net-worth private, corporate and institutional clients throughout the United States on projects ranging from commercial portfolios to mixed-use facilities and residential

NanoString Technologies Expands Immuno-Oncology Portfolio With Commercial Launch of Innovative nCounter RNA:Protein PanCancer Immune Profiling Panel

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced the commercial launch of the nCounter® RNA:Protein PanCancer Immune Profiling Panel. The panel can be analyzed on the full line of nCounter Analysis Systems, including the new nCounter SPRINT™ Profiler, utilizing breakthrough technology, which simultaneously measures both RNA and Protein expression through multiplexed digital counting. Data generation from an early access program has demonstrated that the technology is robust, reproducible and sensitive, detecting both RNA and protein with as few as 150,000 cells in

Aspen Group Reports 46% Increase in Revenue to a Record $1.71 Million for Fiscal 2016 First Quarter

Total Enrollments Expand to a Record 3,609 Students Nursing School Now Represents Majority of Aspen’s Revenues at 52% NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aspen Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ASPU), a nationally accredited online post-secondary education company (Aspen University), today announced results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended July 31, 2015. Results from the First Quarter include: Revenues of $1,705,861, a 46% increase from the comparable prior year period, an acceleration from 34% year-over-year growth in the previous quarter;   Degree-seeking enrollments increased 81% year-over-year, as Aspen enrolled 410 new students in this seasonally softer summer period;   Aspen University’s

CTG Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend of Six cents per Common Share

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CTG (NASDAQ:CTG), an information technology (IT) solutions and services company, today announced that its board of directors has declared a $0.06 per share dividend on the Company’s common stock outstanding, payable in cash on October 7, 2015, to shareholders of record on September 23, 2015. About CTG CTG provides industry-specific IT strategy, services, and solutions that address the business needs and staffing challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. Backed by nearly 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably

Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date August 31, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the end of the settlement date of August 31, 2015, short interest in 2,298 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,236,710,408 shares compared with 7,958,123,435 shares in 2,315 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of August 14, 2015. The end-of-August short interest represents 4.42 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.34 days for the prior reporting period. Short interest in 730 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 847,491,879 shares at the end of the settlement date of August 31, 2015 compared with 852,159,323 shares in 723 securities for the previous