President Donald Trump's administration this week rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires.
President Donald Trump's administration this week rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires.
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Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC) today reported net income attributable to Stewart for the third quarter 2020 of $55.9 million ($2.21 per diluted share), compared to net income attributable to Stewart of $66.1 million ($2.78 per diluted share) for the third quarter 2019. On an adjusted basis, Stewart's third quarter 2020 net income of $55.9 million ($2.21 per diluted share) increased 84 percent from $30.4 million in the third quarter 2019. Third quarter 2020 pretax income before noncontrolling interests was $76.3 million compared to pretax income before noncontrolling interests of $91.1 million for the third quarter 2019.
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WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating: Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Concho Resources’ agreement to be acquired by ConocoPhillips. Under the terms of the agreement Concho Resources’ shareholders will receive 1.46 shares of ConocoPhillips’ common stock per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-concho-resources-inc. BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ GM: BSTC) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to BioSpecifics Technologies’ agreement to be acquired by Endo International plc. Under the terms of the agreement, BioSpecifics Technologies’ shareholders will receive $88.50 in cash per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-biospecifics-technologies-corp.MyoKardia, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: MYOK) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to MyoKardia’s agreement to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Under the terms of the agreement, MyoKardia’s shareholders will receive $225.00 in cash per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-myokardia-inc.Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: CBMG) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Cellular Biomedicine’s agreement to be acquired by a consortium headed by Bizuo (Tony) Liu. Under the terms of the agreement Cellular Biomedicine’s shareholders will receive $19.75 per share in cash. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rigrodskylong.com/cases-cellular-biomedicine-group-inc.You may also contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra cost and obligation free at (888) 969-4242 or email@example.com.Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Delaware and New York, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of investors and achieved substantial corporate governance reforms in securities fraud and corporate class actions nationwide.Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.CONTACT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Seth D. Rigrodsky Gina M. Serra (888) 969-4242 (Toll Free) (302) 295-5310 Fax: (302) 654-7530 firstname.lastname@example.org https://rl-legal.com
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Global stocks sought direction on Wednesday, while gold hit a one-week high and the dollar fell to a six-week low as investors waited to see whether an agreement could be reached on a fresh U.S. coronavirus relief package. The White House and congressional Democrats kept up negotiations on a fresh coronavirus relief bill, though their effort faced opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where conservatives object to the trillion-dollar-plus price tag. "I'm guessing that we will see stimulus but it won't be until the first quarter," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Investment Management.
Looking to Next Step – Acquisition OpportunitiesCRANFORD, N.J., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company” or “Enzon”) (OTC:ENZN) announced the results of its rights offering following the expiration of the subscription period on October 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. New York City Time. Under the rights offering, 40,000 units were available for purchase and holders of Enzon’s common stock received one transferable subscription right for each share of common stock owned. For every 1,105 subscription rights held, stockholders were entitled to purchase one unit at the subscription price of $1,090 per unit. Each unit consisted of one share of newly designated Series C preferred stock and 750 shares of Enzon’s common stock, all as described in the registration statement on Form S-1 (as amended) and related prospectus, filed by Enzon with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Based on the results received from Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the subscription agent for the rights offering, stockholders exercised subscription rights to purchase 6,694 units in the rights offering (of which 5,971 units were purchased by Icahn Capital LP). Pursuant to the previously announced investment agreement, Icahn Capital also purchased all of the 33,306 units that remained unsubscribed for at the expiration of the rights offering that other holders elected not to exercise.Following the completion of the rights offering, the Company has 40,000 shares of Series C preferred stock outstanding and 74,214,603 shares of common stock outstanding.Randolph Read, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are very pleased with the successful completion of our rights offering. The company now has over $48 million of cash available as we look for acquisition opportunities that will help us to utilize our net operating loss tax carryforwards and in the process maximize shareholder value.”Georgeson LLC acted as the information agent in connection with the rights offering. Thompson Hine acted as legal advisor in connection with the rights offering.Important InformationFor additional information on the rights offering, please see the prospectus included in Enzon’s registration statement on Form S-1 and related amendments. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release, other than statements that are purely historical, are forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as the words “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or “intends” and similar expressions.Such forward-looking statements are based upon management’s present expectations, objectives, anticipation, plans, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current views of future events and financial performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s ability to use the net proceeds of the rights offering to position itself as a public company acquisition vehicle, and the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the rights offering will not be realized. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that the future results covered by the forward-looking statements will be achieved. All information in this press release is as of the date of this press release and Enzon does not intend to update this information.For further information, please contact: Andrew Rackear, Chief Executive Officer Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 20 Commerce Drive (Suite 135) Cranford, New Jersey 07016 (732) 980-4500Randolph Read, Chairman of the Board Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 20 Commerce Drive (Suite 135) Cranford, New Jersey 07016 (732) 980-4500
LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI), a leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend to a rate of $0.21 per share of common stock ($0.84 per share on an annualized basis). This represents an increase of 5% over the previous quarterly dividend rate of $0.20 per share. The company’s Board of Directors also declared the cash dividend for the third quarter of 2020 to be payable on November 19, 2020, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 5, 2020.“Despite market challenges, our strong cash flow performance continues, and we are on track to deliver over $200 million in adjusted free cash flow in 2020,” said Vic Grizzle, President and CEO of Armstrong. "With our strong balance sheet and cash flow performance, we remain committed to a capital allocation strategy that enables both investing for growth and returning cash to shareholders."The declaration and payment of future dividends will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be dependent upon, among other things, the company's financial position, results of operations and cash flow.Uncertainties Affecting Forward-Looking StatementsDisclosures in this release, including without limitation, those relating to future financial results, future dividends or capital allocation, market conditions and guidance, and in our other public documents and comments, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements provide our future expectations or forecasts and can be identified by our use of words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “outlook,” “target,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seek,” and other words or phrases of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, address matters that are uncertain and involve risks because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. As a result, our actual results may differ materially from our expected results and from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. A more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied is included in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis” section of our report on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements beyond what is required under applicable securities law.About ArmstrongArmstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With over $1 billion in revenue in 2019, AWI has approximately 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of 15 facilities, plus five facilities dedicated to its WAVE joint venture. For more information, visit www.armstrongceilings.com.Contacts Investors:Thomas Waters, email@example.com or (717) 396-6354 Media:Jennifer Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 321-6677
St. Louis, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) announced the following webcast: Event: 2020 Fourth Quarter/Year-End Conference Call Date: Thursday, November 19 Time: 4 p.m. Central Time Where: www.escotechnologies.comThe Company’s 2020 fourth quarter/year-end financial results will be released on November 19 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Central Time, followed by the conference call/webcast at 4 p.m. Central Time where the financial results and related commentary will be discussed.Please access the Company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to participate, a replay will be available on the Company’s website at www.escotechnologies.com or by phone (dial 1-855-859-2056, passcode 2765908).ESCO, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri: Manufactures highly-engineered filtration and fluid control products for the aviation, navy, space and process markets worldwide, as well as composite-based products and solutions for navy, defense and industrial customers; is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products; and provides diagnostic instruments, software and services for the benefit of industrial power users and the electric utility and renewable energy industries. Further information regarding ESCO and its subsidiaries is available on the Company’s website at www.escotechnologies.com. SOURCE ESCO Technologies Inc. Kate Lowrey, Director of Investor Relations, (314) 213-7277
Crown Castle appoints Tammy K. Jones to its Board of Directors Ms. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance. Ms. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance. Ms. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance.HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) (“Crown Castle”) today announced that, as part of its previously announced Board transition plan, its Board of Directors has appointed Tammy K. Jones and Matthew Thornton, III as directors, effective November 6, 2020. Upon joining the Board, Ms. Jones and Mr. Thornton will be independent directors pursuant to New York Stock Exchange listing standards. Ms. Jones brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investments, capital markets and finance, and currently serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Basis Investment Group (“Basis”), a multi-strategy commercial real estate investment manager. Mr. Thornton brings over 40 years of leadership and operating experience, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Freight.“We are very pleased to welcome Tammy and Matthew to the Board and look forward to the contributions they will make as members of our Board,” said J. Landis Martin, Chairman of the Crown Castle Board of Directors. “Crown Castle will benefit greatly from Tammy’s extensive experience in real estate investing and her focus on the efficient allocation of capital as we continue to invest in assets that will help deliver a nationwide 5G network. In addition, we will rely on Matthew’s substantial expertise in operating large and complex businesses as we continue to expand and scale our small cell business.”Ari Q. Fitzgerald, Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, said, “With the additions of Tammy and Matthew, the Board is confident we are advancing the first phase of our Board transition process with two high caliber individuals who possess the right mix of skills, diversity, backgrounds and experience to help drive continued value creation for all shareholders. We also intend to add a third director with previous experience in the fiber industry.”THIRD QUARTER 2020 EARNINGSIn a separate press release issued today, Crown Castle released earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 and provided its outlook for the full year 2020 and 2021. The Company will host a conference call Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Supplemental materials for the call will be posted on the Crown Castle website at investor.crowncastle.com.ABOUT TAMMY K. JONESMs. Jones is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Basis, a multi-strategy commercial real estate investment manager. Prior to founding Basis in 2009, Ms. Jones served as head of the fixed and floating rate Capital Markets Lending Division at CW Capital LLC. Prior to that, Ms. Jones was Senior Vice President at Commercial Capital Initiatives, Inc., a GMAC subsidiary (now Berkadia), and was part of the leadership team responsible for creating GMAC’s Capital Markets lending division. Ms. Jones currently serves as Lead Independent Director, Chair of the Environmental, Social and Governance committee and a member of the Audit and Strategic Review committees at Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, is the Chair of the Real Estate Executive Council, is on the Board of KKR Real Estate Select Trust Inc., and is the Vice-Chairman of Basic Impact Group Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pipeline of women and minorities in commercial real estate. Ms. Jones previously served as Independent Director at Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., a former publicly traded REIT that owned, operated and developed luxury multifamily properties. Ms. Jones received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.ABOUT MATTHEW THORNTON, IIIMr. Thornton most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Freight. In that role, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic direction for the $8 billion revenue freight business, overseeing more than 45,000 employees in 380 service centers. Prior to that, Mr. Thornton served as Senior Vice President of US Operations at FedEx Express overseeing more than 50,000 employees responsible for the day-to-day pick-up and delivery operations and Express Retail operations at 650 Express facilities. Mr. Thornton began his career with FedEx Corporation in 1978 and held a number of leadership positions at the company over the course of his career, before retiring in November 2019. Mr. Thornton currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams Company, where he is a member of the Audit and the Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Mr. Thornton is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Mr. Thornton holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Memphis and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.ABOUT CROWN CASTLECrown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service - bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThis news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management's current expectations. Such statements include plans, projections and estimates regarding (1) the Board transition plan, (2) director appointments, including the effective date thereof, and independence status of the appointees, (3) expected contributions from the recently appointed directors, (4) Crown Castle’s strategy, including with respect to its small cell business, and (5) Crown Castle’s investments and any benefits derived therefrom. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including prevailing market conditions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. More information about potential risks that could affect Crown Castle and its results is included in Crown Castle's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The term "including," and any variation thereof, means "including, without limitation.”CONTACTS Investors Dan Schlanger, CFO Ben Lowe, VP & Treasurer Crown Castle International Corp. 713-570-3050 Media Andy Brimmer / Nick Lamplough / Adam Pollack Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 212-355-4449 Photos accompanying this announcement are available athttps://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ea4ca951-a59f-4746-93df-7bebcab4169bhttps://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b7add23e-05b1-4900-8603-816f652b9041
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it is implementing a price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores by 8 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada on or after November 23, 2020. “This price increase is necessary to recover recently announced paperboard price increases and other inflationary costs which we are unable to absorb,” said Mike Thompson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Tubes and Cores North America.Sonoco is the largest producer of paper-based tubes and cores in North America which are used to serve the paper, films and specialty industries. For more information about Sonoco’s complete line of paperboard tubes and cores or to learn more about current pricing, please visit the Company’s website (www.sonoco.com) or contact the Company at +800-377-2692.About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.4 billion, the Company has 23,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020 as well as Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies. For more information, visit www.sonoco.com. CONTACT: Contact: Roger Schrum +843-339-6018 email@example.com