Recession leads 1 in 3 Smokers to cut Down or Quit

LONDON - New research released to mark No Smoking Day (11 March) shows more than
one in three (36%) of the nine million smokers in Great Britain are thinking
about or planning to cut down or quit as a direct result of the economic
downturn. The poll also shows that one in ten (9%) will be taking the first
step and making a quit attempt on No Smoking Day.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems Highlights Air Traffic Control Capabilities at ATC Global 2009

LONDON - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that its air traffic
management systems subsidiary, Park Air Systems, will be showcasing its
latest air traffic control systems products and capabilities at the ATC
Global 2009 exhibition.

Unite Secures Legal Victory for Sacked Electricians and Heating Engineers

LONDON - Unite members who worked for an Ipswich firm have secured a legal victory
and substantial compensation following their successful claim at an
Employment Tribunal. Unite, the UK’s largest engineering union, has been
pursuing legal cases on behalf of 14 sacked members.

Frost & Sullivan Award Reinforces IrisGuard’s Outstanding Entrepreneurial Ability

LONDON - The “2009 World Iris Recognition Entrepreneurial Company of the Year
Award,” is presented to IrisGuard Inc. (IrisGuard) in recognition of its
unique iris recognition technologies.

Skilled Brits Rush to Leave UK for Better Life Abroad via Opportunities Expos

LONDON - While the days of the GBP5 Poms may be long gone, a new exodus appears to
be occurring from the UK. Working In, the organisers of the market-leading
emigration exhibitions; Opportunities Australia & Opportunities New Zealand,
have been amazed at the huge increase in advance ticket sales for the
forthcoming series of shows, which offer a fantastic insight into a new life
in a new world!

Chiquita Announces Attendance at the Second Jefferies Consumer Summit and Provides Updated Investor Presentation

CINCINNATI - Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced that
Fernando Aguirre, chief executive officer, and Jeffrey M. Zalla, chief
financial officer, will participate in the Second Jefferies Consumer Summit
on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in New York City.

Shire Announces Launch of FOSRENOL(R) in Japan

DUBLIN - Availability of Non-Calcium, Non-Resin FOSRENOL(R) Gives New
Therapy Choice for the Management of Hyperphosphataemia in End-Stage Renal
Disease Patients(1) in Japan

Public-Private Partnerships Will Help Overcome Challenges in the South African Municipal Wastewater Treatment Sector, States Frost & Sullivan

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - South Africa has subscribed to the United Nations Millennium Development
Goals (MDG) regarding access to water and sanitation. The Government has
committed itself to reducing the number of people with no access to proper
sanitation, to eradicate all “bucket systems” and ensure that everyone has
access to proper sanitation by 2020. To achieve this, the government has made
funds available to the municipal sector to make sure that this goal is

Frost & Sullivan: Penetration of Hybrids, Electric Fuel Cell Vehicles and By-Wire Technologies to Power European Electric Corner Modules Market

LONDON - Frost & Sullivan’s latest Strategic Analysis of the European Market for
Electric Corner Modules finds that the global market size for ECMs will be
around one million units by 2020. Suppliers, rather than vehicle
manufacturers (VMs), will promote the market for ECMs. Design flexibility,
weight reduction and fuel savings will be the main catalysts implementing

Unite Calls for Urgent Scottish Manufacturing Summit

LONDON - Unite, Scotland’s biggest union, has today written to the Minister for
Enterprise, Energy & Tourism, Jim Mather MSP, calling for a manufacturing
summit to help explore ways to support the sector and to keep people in

Medical Insurance Coverage in Africa a Possible Key to Improved Healthcare Access, States Frost & Sullivan

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The medical insurance industry in key Sub-Saharan African countries such
as Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, and Malawi is currently in an
introductory-to-medium growth stage. There is, however, an increasing level
of awareness of the benefits of medical insurance cover among members of the

Frost & Sullivan Expects Buoyant Growth in the South African Pressure Sensors Market

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Growth in the South African pressure sensors market will remain buoyant,
undeterred by the economic slowdown and inflation. This will mostly be due to
higher investments in the chemicals and petrochemicals and power generation
end-user sectors. Other factors supporting steady market growth are technical
advancements, infrastructural development in end-user sectors and migration
toward electronic pressure measurement.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Achieves ‘Five 9s’ of Uptime for Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO - Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacenters(SM) Provide Highly Reliable
Environment for Mission Critical IT Infrastructure

Thomson Reuters Publishes Pharma Matters White Paper, ‘The Five Myths of Generic Competition’

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON - Unique Survey Shows Much Room for Originator Pharmaceutical Companies
to Improve Their Understanding of Generic Competition

Further 100 Million Euros Allocated to Netherlands-Based R&D Targeting the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands - The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM) - the Dutch
public-private partnership committed to the research and development of new
techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases - today
announced that eight new research projects will receive funding from the
CTMM. It means that almost 250 million Euros have now been allocated to
Netherlands-based translational projects that could radically improve patient
outcomes for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, sepsis,
cardiovascular disorders and the most important forms of cancer.

Chiquita Sets Annual Meeting Date of May 20, 2009

CINCINNATI - Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) announced today that it
will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 20, 2009, on the 28th
floor of the Chiquita Center at 250 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati. The record
date for determining shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting will be
March 23, 2009. In mid-April, the company will mail to shareholders of record
a notice of the meeting and information about accessing the proxy materials
online or obtaining paper copies.

ZSL Launches Mobile and Business Power Add-Ons to Extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM, GP and NAV for Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPhone and Android Mobile Devices

NEW ORLEANS - ZSL, a leading ISV & Global Software Solutions and Services provider,
launches “Mobile Power”
( and “Business
Power” (, a suite
of add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, GP and NAV.

New Series of Executive Management Briefings on Email Strategy Begins Friday 20 March

LONDON - ATTN: Feature Editors

- With Photo

Award winning email service provider Database Group Interactive will
provide a new series of Executive Briefings and Seminars on the topics of
email strategy, multichannel marketing, and data insight. The first session
on Friday 20 March will focus on Strategic Planning and will present new
benchmark findings of customer response trends across various economic

/C O R R E C T I O N — Double Fusion/

SAN FRANCISCO - In the news release, “Double Fusion Promotes Noam Korin to Vice President of
Advertising Sales, Europe” issued on 10 Mar 2009 08:00 GMT by Double Fusion
over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the third paragraph
quotation should be attributed to Jonathan Epstein. The complete, corrected
release follows:

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