Day: October 17, 2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports NATO’s “Formidable Shield” Missile Defense Test

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today that its propulsion systems for Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 Block IB (SM-3 IB) guided missile supported a NATO-led multinational naval operation off the northwest Scottish coast. Formidable Shield 2017, a live-fire exercise supported by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy, which started Sept. 24 and ran through Oct. 17, included 14 ships, 10 aircraft and approximately 3,300 personnel from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. During one of four planned events scheduled throughout

BluePrint Phase 2 Demonstrates Digital Pathology Review Equivalent to Glass Slides

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The BluePrint Phase 2 committee today presented its findings comparing five PD-L1 IHC assays at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (ISALC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Yokohama, Japan. In this landmark study, a follow-up to BluePrint 1, a global team of thoracic pathologists reviewed the immunostains of five clinical grade PD-L1 IHC assays (22C3, 28-8, SP142, SP263, and 73-10). Among the conclusions, the committee revealed data demonstrating that digital pathology review shows convincing equivalence to glass slides. HistoGeneX Global Laboratories performed the staining of these

SEACOR Holdings Businesses Engage in Hurricane Response and Relief Efforts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SEACOR Holdings (SEACOR) (NYSE:CKH) today announced that three of its entities have been awarded contracts to help expedite Puerto Rico’s recovery from the recent hurricanes. Eric Fabrikant, Chief Operating Officer, commented, “We are pleased that our assets and operational expertise can contribute to solving logistics problems in Puerto Rico.” Fabrikant continued, “Our shipping group’s SEA-CHEM 1 vessel has been on station in San Juan for 15 days delivering diesel oil directly into trucks which ferry the fuel to critical care facilities, such as hospitals and dialysis centers. We estimate it will

Ivanhoe Mines requests and accepts Marc Faber’s resignation as a member of the company’s Board of Directors

STATEMENT VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ivanhoe Mines’ (TSX:IVN) (OTCQX:IVPAF) values of equality, respect and dignity for all people are a fundamental underpinning of the company’s enterprise and the conduct of every aspect of its business. There is zero tolerance for racism. Ivanhoe Mines disagrees with, and deplores, the personally-held views about race that Marc Faber has published in his current investment newsletter. As a result, Ivanhoe Mines requested, and has accepted, Dr. Faber’s resignation as a member of the Ivanhoe Board of Directors, effective immediately. About Ivanhoe Mines  Ivanhoe Mines is advancing its three principal

Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® and Kroger Donate More Than 39,000 Pounds of Protein to God’s Pantry Food Bank

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with Kroger to donate more than 39,000 pounds of protein to God’s Pantry Food Bank. The donation, equivalent to more than 159,000 servings, will help those fighting hunger across Central and Eastern Kentucky, where one in six individuals are food insecure. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f8df8038-bc34-4680-b10e-f7199e8c45a3 “Hunger is a harsh reality that hundreds of thousands of individuals face each day across our 50-county service area,” said Michael

New Powerwave Service Orders Received in Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc. (Wavefront or the Company) (TSX-V:WEE) (OTCQX:WFTSF) a global leader in the advancement of fluid injection technology for oil and gas well stimulation and Improved/Enhanced oil (“IOR/EOR”) recovery is pleased to announce that initial service orders for Powerwave Neptune pulsating selective injection valves and Powerwave Odyssey custom well stimulation have been received by the Company through Wavefront’s local distributor. The client, a major global oil producer has been active in Colombia for over 40 years, having operations in the Llanos Norte Basin as well as working interests in the

Air Lease Corporation to Present at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers New York 2017

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) (“ALC”) announced today that John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President, will be presenting at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers New York 2017 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation materials will be posted at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 19, 2017 to the Investors section of ALC’s website at https://www.airleasecorp.com. About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the

River Valley Community Bancorp Announces Record Earnings for Second Consecutive Quarter (Unaudited)

YUBA CITY, Calif, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — River Valley Community Bancorp (OTC markets:RVCB) with its wholly owned subsidiary, River Valley Community Bank (collectively referred to as the “Bank”), today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Consolidated financial highlights: Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 reached a record level of $720,000 or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to $562,000 or $0.23 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 and $711,000 or $0.29 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Total assets as of June 30, 2017

Energy XXI Provides Operational Update Regarding the Impact from Hurricane Nate and Pipeline Repairs and Maintenance

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (“EGC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:EXXI) today provided an update on operations.  Due to Hurricane Nate’s course through the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the Company and third-party operators evacuated crews on October 5. The storm resulted in essentially all production being shut in for nearly five days.  Once weather conditions improved, EGC completed flyover and onsite inspections in the GOM that indicated the Company sustained no significant damage to its operated offshore facilities.  The Company began restoring production once pipelines and onshore facilities were returned to service.  At this

Cathay General Bancorp (Nasdaq: CATY) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What: Cathay General Bancorp (Nasdaq:CATY), the holding company for Cathay Bank, a California state-chartered bank, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Cathy Bank’s 55 year anniversary. In honor of the occasion, Dunson K. Chen, Executive Chairman, will ring the Opening Bell.  Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When:Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET          Cathay General Bancorp Media Contact:Rex Hong(626)-279-3255Rex.hong@cathaybank.com Nasdaq MarketSite:Emily Pan(646) 441-5120 emily.pan@nasdaq.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees

Churchill Downs Incorporated 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call Invitation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI or the Company) (NASDAQ:CHDN) announced today the Company will release 2017 third quarter financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and host a related conference call to discuss the quarter on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 9 a.m. ET. Investors and other interested parties may listen to the teleconference by accessing the online, real-time webcast and broadcast of the call at http://ir.churchilldownsincorporated.com/events.cfm or by dialing (877) 372-0878 and entering the conference ID number 99811530 at least 10 minutes before the appointed time. International callers

SCANA INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 In SCANA Corporation To Contact The Firm

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in SCANA Corporation (“SCANA” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SCG) of the November 27, 2017 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed against the Company. If you invested in SCANA common stock or options between January 19, 2016 and September 22, 2017, and would like to discuss your legal rights, click here: www.faruqilaw.com/SCG. There is no cost or obligation to you. You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll

PRGX Announces Multi-Year Contract With Kroger

ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRGX Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRGX), a global leader in Recovery Audit and Spend Analytics services, today announced the signing of a multi-year SaaS technology services contract with The Kroger Co. to provide supplier communications and support services using PRGX’s Lavante® Supplier Information Management (SIM) technology platform. This solution will give Kroger the ability to provide its suppliers with easier access to billing details thereby enabling resolution of  billing and claims inquiries in a more timely, effective and cost-efficient manner. Delivery of services will begin later this year and ramp up through the first half

Stress Test Confirms Capital Strength at First Horizon, First Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 2017 Dodd-Frank Act stress test shows First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) and First Tennessee Bank, its regional banking subsidiary, would maintain capital well in excess of regulatory “adequate” levels under severely adverse economic and financial conditions. The annual stress tests, which are designed to ensure banks would have enough capital to operate in economically challenging times, are required of national banks and federal savings associations with assets of at least $10 billion. A summary of the results is available in the investor relations news and events section of the company’s website

Life Settlements Create Opportunity for American Families to Address Financial Security Challenges, Says Former U.S. Senator Ben Nelson at 23rd Annual Fall Life Settlement Conference

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Many American families today are facing financial security challenges and need to know their life insurance policies may be able to be monetized to help them address those financial needs, according to E. Benjamin Nelson, a former two-term U.S. Senator from Nebraska. Sen. Nelson served as the featured keynote speaker for The Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA)’s 23rd Annual Fall Life Settlement & Compliance Conference, which was held October 15th-17th at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The theme for this year’s Fall Conference was “Charting the Course” and the event

Union Bankshares Corporation and Xenith Bankshares, Inc. Announce Regulatory Approval for Proposed Merger

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Union Bankshares Corporation (“Union” or the “Company”) and Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (“Xenith”) jointly announced the receipt of regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with the proposed merger of Xenith into Union.  The proposed merger remains subject to approval by shareholders of Union and Xenith. “We are pleased to have received all of the regulatory approvals needed to proceed with the acquisition and remain on track to close the transaction in early January 2018,” said John C. Asbury, President and

Hancock reports third quarter 2017 EPS of $.68

GULFPORT, Miss., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2017. Net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $58.9 million, or $.68 per diluted common share (EPS), compared to $52.3 million, or $.60 EPS in the second quarter of 2017 and $46.7 million, or $.59 EPS, in the third quarter of 2016. The third quarter of 2017 includes nonoperating expenses of approximately $11.4 million ($.08 per share impact), while the second quarter of 2017 included $10.6 million of nonoperating items ($.08 per share). The nonoperating items

Vornado Extends $1.25 Billion of its $2.5 Billion Revolving Credit Facilities

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VORNADO REALTY TRUST (NYSE:VNO) announced today that Vornado Realty L.P., the operating partnership through which Vornado Realty Trust conducts its business, has extended one of its two $1.25 billion unsecured revolving credit facilities from November 2018 to January 2022 with two 6‑month extension options.  The interest rate on the extended facility was lowered from LIBOR plus 105 basis points to LIBOR plus 100 basis points.  The facility fee remains at 20 basis points.  The interest rate and facility fees are the same as Vornado’s other $1.25 billion revolving credit facility, which matures in

CES Energy Solutions Corp. Announces Refinancing of its 7.375% Senior Notes With 6.375% Senior Notes

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  CES Energy Solutions Corp. (“CES” or the “Company”) (TSX:CEU) (OTC – Nasdaq Intl:CESDF)  today announced that it has agreed to issue and sell CDN $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.375% senior unsecured notes due October 21, 2024 (the “Notes”), on a private placement basis (the “Private Placement”). The Notes will be issued at par under a new indenture and interest thereon will be payable semi-annually in arrears beginning April 21, 2018. The Notes will be guaranteed