Day: September 30, 2015

REVA Completes Clinical Enrollment Milestone

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — REVA Medical, Inc. (ASX:RVA) is pleased to announce that it has enrolled the first cohort of 110 patients in the FANTOM II clinical trial. Achievement of this milestone is key to the Company’s planned CE Mark application of its Fantom® sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold. The CE Mark application, planned for mid-2016, will be based upon data from these patients through the six-month time point. The Fantom scaffold, made from REVA’s advanced proprietary polymer, is designed to allow the restoration of blood flow in patients being treated for coronary artery disease, then resorb from

Edge Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Edge Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDGE) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,315,151 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $11.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions.  All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Edge Therapeutics. In addition, Edge Therapeutics granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,097,272 shares of common stock at the same price, to cover over-allotments, if any. The shares are scheduled to begin trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market on

Surgery Partners, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgery Partners, Inc. (the “Company”), a leading healthcare services company, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 14,285,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $19.00 per share. The underwriters have also been granted an option to purchase up to 2,142,750 secondary shares from certain of the Company’s stockholders at the public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company’s common stock is expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol “SGRY” on October 1, 2015. The offering is

RENTRAK MERGER INVESTIGATION ALERT – Andrews & Springer LLC is Seeking More Cash for Shareholders of Rentrak Corporation

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Andrews & Springer LLC, a boutique securities class action law firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential breach of fiduciary duty claims against the Board of Directors of Rentrak Corporation (“Rentrak” or the “Company”) relating to the sale of the Company to ComScore, Inc. (“ComScore”). On September 29, 2015, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which ComScore will acquire Rentrak in a merger valued at roughly $827 million. As a result of the merger, Rentrak shareholders are only anticipated to receive a fixed ratio

Southwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces Schedule for Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

STILLWATER, Okla., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB), (“Southwest”), today announced that it plans to issue a news release reporting third quarter 2015 results after the market closes on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.  The news release will also be available at that time on Southwest’s website at www.oksb.com. Conference Call/Internet Audio Broadcast Information A conference call hosted by Southwest President & CEO Mark Funke and CFO Joe Shockley will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (8:30 a.m. Central Time).  Investors, news media, and others may avoid any delays by pre-registering

Guggenheim Investments Exchange-Traded Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guggenheim Investments, the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, today announced that the following Guggenheim exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have declared distributions. The table below summarizes the distribution for each ETF. Distributions Schedule Ticker Exchange Traded Fund Name Ex-Date Record Date Payable Date Total Rate Per Share BSCF Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 Corporate Bond ETF 10/1/15 10/5/15 10/7/15 $0.0073 BSCG Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 Corporate Bond ETF 10/1/15 10/5/15 10/7/15 $0.0177 BSCH Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 Corporate Bond ETF 10/1/15 10/5/15 10/7/15 $0.0252 BSCI Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 Corporate Bond ETF 10/1/15 10/5/15 10/7/15 $0.0278 BSCJ Guggenheim

Kretschmar(R) Introduces "Save & Donate" Make-A-Wish(R) Support Campaign

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kretschmar is offering one of its most rewarding promotions and inviting fans of Kretschmar Premium Meats & Cheeses to participate in supporting a great cause. During the months of September and October, Kretschmar will issue special coupons that offer deli shoppers savings, and Make-A-Wish will benefit from every coupon redeemed, up to 150,000*. The campaign, “Save & Donate,” is part of an association Kretschmar established with Make-A-Wish in 2012 that continues to bring smiles to the faces of children with life-threatening illnesses. Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods. A photo accompanying

LUCARA SHARE CAPITAL AND VOTING RIGHTS UPDATE

September 30, 2015 (LUC – TSX, LUC – BSE, LUC – Nasdaq Stockholm) Lucara Diamond Corp. (“Lucara” or the “Company”) reports the following share capital and voting rights update in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. As a result of the issuance of shares pursuant to the exercise of employee stock options, the number of issued and outstanding shares of the Company has increased to 379,582,746 common shares with voting rights as at September 30, 2015.   On behalf of the Board,   William Lamb President and CEO   About Lucara Lucara is a well positioned diamond producer.

LUNDIN GOLD SHARE CAPITAL AND VOTING RIGHTS UPDATE

September 30, 2015 (Vancouver, Canada)… Lundin Gold Inc. (“Lundin Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX: LUG, Nasdaq Stockholm: LUG) reports the following share capital and voting rights update in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. As a result of the issuance of shares pursuant to the exercise of stock options, as at September 30, 2015, the number of issued and outstanding shares of the Company is 101,260,268 common shares with voting rights.   Additional Information The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Lundin Gold under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial

Associa's Paul Reyes Recognized by Latino American Who's Who

DALLAS, TEXAS, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Associa, the industry leader in community management, congratulates Paul Reyes on his recognition by the Latino American Who’s Who. Reyes is the company’s executive vice president and general council. The Latino American Who’s Who is a New York based biographical publication that selects and distinguishes leading Latino professionals throughout the world who have attained a recognizable degree of success in their field of endeavor and thereby contribute to the growth of their industry and culture. “I am honored to have been recognized by such a distinguished organization that prides itself on offering

Credit Acceptance Announces Completion of $75.0 Million Revolving Secured Warehouse Facility

Southfield, Michigan, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: CACC) (referred to as the “Company”, “Credit Acceptance”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) announced today the completion of a $75.0 million revolving secured warehouse facility with an institutional investor.   Under this facility, we will contribute loans to a wholly-owned special purpose entity (“SPE”) and the SPE may borrow up to the lesser of 80% of the net book value of the contributed loans or $75.0 million during the facility’s revolving period.  The facility will cease to revolve on September 30, 2018.  If the facility is not renewed prior

Emclaire Financial Corp Exits SBLF Program

EMLENTON, Pa., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF), the parent Company of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton (the “Bank”), today announced that it has redeemed all $5 million of its remaining outstanding preferred stock that had been issued to the United States Treasury Department in August 2011 through the Small Business Lending Fund (“SBLF”) program. The shares were redeemed at their liquidation value of $1,000 per share plus accrued dividends. The redemption was approved by the Company’s primary banking regulator and will reduce the Company’s annual preferred stock dividend payment by approximately $100,000. Since January

AGTC Announces Publication of Data Supporting Further Investigation of Novel Potential Gene Therapy for Treating X-Linked Retinoschisis (XLRS) in Clinical Studies

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare eye diseases, today announced two studies supporting further clinical investigation of the Company’s novel investigational gene therapy candidate for treating XLRS were published in Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development. “These preclinical data are encouraging and support clinical studies of AAV-based gene therapies for use in vision-robbing retinal diseases,” said Stephen M. Rose, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, Foundation Fighting Blindness. “We are looking forward to seeing results from AGTC’s ongoing

Cloudera Announces 2015 Data Impact Award Winners

New York, NY, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the winners of the 2015 Data Impact Awards. The awards honor organizations that have seen a material impact within their business operations and society at large using CDH, the world’s most dynamic open source Hadoop-based distribution and a core component of Cloudera Enterprise, the foundation of an enterprise data hub. The winners were announced at an awards dinner and ceremony hosted by Cloudera on September 29, 2015 in New York City. “Every year, the Data Impact nominations exemplify

Medgenics Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MDGN) today announced that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. As part of this proposed offering, Medgenics intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of common stock offered to the public. Piper Jaffray & Co.

BioMarin to Present Research Results on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Pompe Disease Programs at the 20th International Congress of the World Muscle Society

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) announced today that the company will present research results at the 20th International Congress of the World Muscle Society, including one oral presentation in Pompe disease and two posters each in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Pompe disease programs. The meeting will be held in Brighton, England from September 30 to October 4. During an oral session, preliminary clinical efficacy and safety data from an existing extension study of reveglucosidase alfa (BMN 701) in patients with late onset Pompe disease will be presented. Pompe disease is an inherited

Navient statement on positive trends in the national student loan Cohort Default Rate

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Navient, the nation’s leading loan management, asset recovery and servicing company, released a statement on today’s federal student loan Cohort Default Rate. Borrowers in the cohort period whose loans were serviced by Navient were 38 percent less likely to default compared to other borrowers. “At a time when concerns about the cost of college and level of student debt are high, we agree that servicing can make a meaningful difference to improve borrower outcomes and we’re proud of the positive difference we continue to make for borrowers,” said Jack Remondi, president and

Wedbush Securities Announces Kirsten Fraunces and Ian Winer as Co-Heads of Equities Division

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading financial services providers, is pleased to announce the promotions of Kirsten Fraunces and Ian Winer as Co-Heads of its Equities Division. In their new roles, both Kirsten and Ian will oversee all facets of the Wedbush Equities Division and will report directly to Gary Wedbush, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Group, at Wedbush. Kirsten joined Wedbush in Equity Research Sales in 2002 and became a Director of Equity Sales in 2012. Furthermore, Ian joined Wedbush as Director of Equity Trading in 2012. Their complimentary skill

Globally recognized Cimcor, Inc. to sponsor, attend ISSA(R) international conference

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Recently named as one of CIO Review’s 20 most promising cyber security solutions in 2015, northwest Indiana based Cimcor, Inc. will be on hand for the ISSA 2015 International Conference in Chicago, October 11-13. Attendees will have the opportunity to see CimTrak, the company’s flagship software product, in action and discuss IT security needs with Cimcor during conference exhibit times. “This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the value and wide range of applications CimTrak offers IT security professionals”, remarked Robert E. Johnson III, president and CEO of Cimcor. “ISSA always puts

SAINT JAMES CELEBRATES 250th ANNIVERSARY WITH BOOST IN VOLUME GROWTH

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SAINT JAMES RUM, the number one Caribbean Pure Cane Rum in the world, has increased volume sales by +14% worldwide since the beginning of the year. The 250th Anniversary of SAINT JAMES Plantations has favored a growth in sales with events around the world and a general mobilization for the brand. SAINT JAMES was specially honored during a week of festivities on its home island with the reveal of impressive pieces of art including a live contemporary dance performance and a monumental mural graffiti. The 250-year-long history of SAINT JAMES is also