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China-Biotics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHBT)- Business Trending Up

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China-Biotics, Inc. (“China-Biotics” or “the Company”), (Nasdaq: CHBT) the leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, today announced that it has signed 14 new customers for its bulk additives probiotics products.

Among the 14 small to medium sized new customers, one is animal feed manufacturer, five are functional food, nutritional product and pharmaceutical producers, and the remaining eight are dairy companies. As of the end of November, the total bulk customers increased to 51. Approximately 60% of newly signed customers are located in tier one cities such as Beijing, Tianjin etc.

Mr. Jinan Song, Chairman and CEO of China-Biotics, commented, “We believe our success in consistently winning new bulk businesses reflects the proven value of our unique solution that combines our superior proprietary products with value-added customized production service. Following nine-month of mass production and equipment fine-tuning, we are very confident that the safety and stability of our bulk additive products are now becoming our winning ticket to expand market share in China.”

About China-Biotics

China-Biotics, Inc. (“China-Biotics” or “the Company”), a leading manufacturer of biotechnology products and supplements, engages in the research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics dietary supplements in China. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Shanghai Shining Biotechnology Co., Ltd. and Growing Bioengineering (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., the Company develops and produces a proprietary product portfolio. Currently, its retail products are sold over the counter, mainly through large distributors, to pharmacies and supermarkets in Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. The Company also sells bulk products to institutional customers such as dairy and animal feed producers as well as pharmaceutical companies. In February 2010, China-Biotics began its commercial production in China’s largest probiotics production facility to meet the growing demand in China. For more information, please visit http://www.chn-biotics.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company’s capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “forecast,” “project,” or “continue,” the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. Any or all of the Company’s forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, readers should consider various factors, including the risks described in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” beginning on page 17 and elsewhere in the Company’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K. These factors may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In addition, new factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward- looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by applicable law.

Contact:
Travis Cai
Chief Financial Officer
China-Biotics, Inc.
traviscai@chn-biotics.com
Shiwei Yin/Dixon Chen
Grayling
646-284-9474
shiwei.yin@grayling.com
dixon.chen@grayling.com
Cresco Exploration Inc. (TSX.V: CXT; OTCQX: CRXEF; Frankfurt: C3X) Begins Trading on OTC Top Tier

Cresco Exploration Inc. (TSX.V: CXT; OTCQX: CRXEF; Frankfurt: C3X) Begins Trading on OTC Top Tier

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK), the financial information and technology services company that operates the leading electronic quotation and trading system in the U.S. OTC securities market, today announced that Creso Exploration Inc. (TSX.V: CXT; OTCQX: CRXEF; Frankfurt: C3X), a Canadian resource exploration company, is now trading on the OTC market’s highest tier, OTCQX®.

Creso Exploration began trading today on the OTC market’s prestigious tier, OTCQX International.  Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.

“OTCQX provides the highest level of visibility and access to U.S. investors possible in the OTC market,” said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. “We are pleased to welcome Creso Exploration to OTCQX.”

Robert Casaceli, President and CEO of Creso Exploration commented: “We are very pleased that our shares are now trading on the OTCQX. Trading on OTCQX offers U.S. investors a transparent platform and provides an opportunity for Creso Exploration to increase international awareness of our Corporation and our progress as we advance our gold projects in the Shining Tree area of northeast Ontario, Canada.”

Hodgson Russ LLP will serve as Creso Exploration’s Principal American Liaison (“PAL”) on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

About Creso Exploration

Creso Exploration (TSX.V: CXT; OTCQX: CRXEF; Frankfurt: C3X) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol “CRXEF”. Creso Exploration is a junior exploration company whose main assets are gold properties in the Shining Tree district of Northern Ontario with additional interests in base metal properties in Guatemala.

About OTCQX

OTCQX is the premier tier of the U.S. OTC market.  Investor-focused companies use the quality-controlled OTCQX platform to offer investors transparent trading, superior information, and easy access through their regulated U.S. broker-dealers. The innovative OTCQX platform offers companies and their shareholders a level of marketplace services formerly available only on a U.S. stock exchange.  For more information, and to view a full list of OTCQX companies, visit www.otcqx.com.

About Pink OTC Markets Inc.

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK) operates the leading electronic interdealer quotation and trading system for over 9,000 securities not listed on a U.S. stock exchange. Pink OTC Markets segments these securities into three tiers: the quality-controlled OTCQX marketplace, the U.S. registered and reporting OTCQB marketplace, and the speculative trading Pink Sheets marketplace. These three tiers constitute the third largest U.S. liquidity pool for trading public company shares, after The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. and The New York Stock Exchange. Our products and services promote market transparency, improve price discovery, facilitate regulatory compliance, and increase the quality of issuer disclosure, to the benefit of all OTC market participants.  To learn more about how Pink OTC Markets’ products and services make OTC markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, please visit our websites at www.otcmarkets.com, www.pinkotc.com and www.otcqx.com or contact us at info@pinkotc.com.

CONTACT: Liz Heese, Pink OTC Markets Inc., +1-212-896-4426, Liz@pinkotc.com

Web Site: http://www.pinkotc.com

Holiday Dividends: Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) Authorizes Special Cash Dividend of $0.1825 per Share

Holiday Dividends: Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) Authorizes Special Cash Dividend of $0.1825 per Share

Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), the leading worldwide provider of casino currency and table gaming equipment, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a special cash dividend of $0.1825 per share to be paid on December 21, 2010 to shareholders of record as of December 13, 2010.

Commenting on the dividend, Greg Gronau, President and CEO, said, “As we did in 2009, the Company decided that it was in the shareholders’ best interests to pay a special cash dividend for 2010.  The dividend amount is $0.1825 per share and is larger than last year’s dividend. This reflects the Company’s increased profitability during 2010 and the strong balance sheet which included more than $22 million in cash and marketable securities at September 30, 2010.  This $1.5 million dividend payment reflects our past success and does not impair our ability to pursue strategic initiatives.”

About Gaming Partners International Corporation

GPIC manufactures and supplies (under the brand names of Paulson®, Bourgogne et Grasset® and Bud Jones®) casino chips, including plaques and jetons and low frequency and high frequency RFID chips, low and high frequency RFID readers, table layouts, playing cards, dice, gaming furniture, roulette wheels, table accessories, and other products that are used with casino table games such as blackjack, poker, baccarat, craps, and roulette. GPIC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with offices in Beaune, France; San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Gulfport, Mississippi. GPIC sells its casino products directly to licensed casinos throughout the world. For additional information about GPIC, visit our web site at www.gpigaming.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains “forward-looking statements” based on current expectations but involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties, such as statements relating to anticipated future sales or the timing thereof; the long-term growth and prospects of our business or any jurisdiction; the duration or effects of unfavorable economic conditions which may reduce our product sales; the long term potential of the RFID gaming chips market and the ability of GPIC to capitalize on any such growth opportunities; and the payment of any dividends in the future.  Actual results or achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. GPIC’s plans and objectives are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions, the timing and its ability to consummate acquisitions, and future business decisions and other risks and uncertainties identified in Part I-Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2009, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond its control.  Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.

For more Information please contact:
Gaming Partners International Corporation:
Gerald W. Koslow, CFO
702-598-2401
jkoslow@gpigaming.com

CONTACT: Gerald W. Koslow, CFO of Gaming Partners International Corporation, +1-702-598-2401, jkoslow@gpigaming.com

Web Site: http://www.gpigaming.com

Catalyst Copper Corp. (TSX.V: CCY; OTCQX: CATXF)- Newest Member Now Trades on OTCQX

Catalyst Copper Corp. (TSX.V: CCY; OTCQX: CATXF)- Newest Member Now Trades on OTCQX

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK), the financial information and technology services company that operates the leading electronic quotation and trading system in the U.S. OTC securities market, today announced that Catalyst Copper Corp. (TSX.V: CCY; OTCQX: CATXF), a copper and base metal developer with a focus on copper mining projects in Mexico, is now trading on the OTC market’s highest tier, OTCQX®.

Catalyst Copper began trading today on the OTC market’s prestigious tier, OTCQX International.  Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.

“The OTCQX platform offers investor-focused companies a winning combination of quality control, transparency, and broader visibility to U.S. investors,” said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. “We are pleased to welcome Catalyst Copper to OTCQX.”

SecuritiesLawUSA, PC will serve as Catalyst Copper’s Principal American Liaison (“PAL”) on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

About Catalyst Copper Corp.

Catalyst Copper Corp. (TSX.V: CCY; OTCQX: CATXF) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol “CATXF”. Catalyst Copper optioned the La Verde copper porphyry target in Mexico from a subsidiary of Teck Resources. La Verde should be amenable to open pit mining with potential Mo and Au credits and has significant exploration potential. The system is open in all directions and has infrastructure in place to carry the project forward.

About OTCQX

The OTCQX marketplace is the premier tier of the U.S. OTC market.  Investor-focused companies use the quality-controlled OTCQX platform to offer investors transparent trading, superior information, and easy access through their regulated U.S. broker-dealers. The innovative OTCQX platform offers companies and their shareholders a level of marketplace services formerly available only on a U.S. stock exchange.  For more information and to view a full list of OTCQX companies, visit www.otcqx.com.

About Pink OTC Markets Inc.

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK) operates the leading electronic interdealer quotation and trading system for over 9,000 securities not listed on a U.S. stock exchange. Pink OTC Markets segments these securities into three tiers: the quality-controlled OTCQX marketplace, the U.S. registered and reporting OTCQB marketplace, and the speculative trading Pink Sheets marketplace. These three tiers constitute the third largest U.S. liquidity pool for trading public company shares, after The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. and The New York Stock Exchange. Our products and services promote market transparency, improve price discovery, facilitate regulatory compliance, and increase the quality of issuer disclosure, to the benefit of all OTC market participants.  To learn more about how Pink OTC Markets’ products and services make OTC markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, please visit our websites at www.otcmarkets.com, www.pinkotc.com and www.otcqx.com or contact us at info@pinkotc.com.

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CONTACT: Liz Heese, Pink OTC Markets Inc., +1-212-896-4428, Liz@pinkotc.com

Web Site: http://www.otcmarkets.com

Unilife Corporation (Unilife or Company) (Nasdaq: UNIS; ASX: UNS) announced today that it has successfully obtained commitments for a private placement of A$23.1 million (US$22.4 million) (Placement). The Company is also pleased to announce the terms of an offer to eligible shareholders with a registered address in Australia or New Zealand (Eligible Shareholders) under a Share Purchase Plan (SPP) subject to the limitations described below.

Unilife intends to use the net proceeds from the Placement and SPP for the purchase of additional capital equipment, for general operations including the development of other pipeline products and supporting the 2011 transition of Unilife into a commercial manufacturer and supplier of its proprietary medical devices to pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

Placement

Unilife has received commitments from sophisticated and professional investors, with strong institutional support, in Australia for the private placement of CDIs (each CDI representing an interest in one-sixth of a share of Unilife Corporation common stock as traded on the NASDAQ exchange) (Placement CDIs) at an issue price of A$0.85 per CDI  with  free attaching unlisted  options (Placement Options). Total gross proceeds from the Placement will be A$23.1 million, which does not include proceeds from the exercise of the Placement Options or proceeds from the SPP.  The price of A$0.85 represents a 12.7% discount to the Volume Weighted Average Price of Unilife CDIs traded on the ASX during the last 30 days.

Each subscriber under the Placement will receive two Placement Options (a Tranche 1 option and a Tranche 2 option) for every 24 Placement CDIs subscribed for in the Placement.  Each Placement Option will entitle the holder to acquire one fully paid share of common stock in the Company (which the option holder may elect to receive in the form of common stock or CDIs). The Tranche 1  Placement Options will have an exercise price of A$7.50 per share of common stock (equivalent to A$1.25 per CDI) and the Tranche 2 Placement Options will have an exercise price of A$12.00 per share of common stock (equivalent to A$2.00 per CDI). The Placement Options will be exercisable at any time starting six months after their date of grant and will expire three years from their date of grant.

Share Purchase Plan

The Company is also pleased to announce the terms of an offer to eligible shareholders of the Company with a registered address in Australia or New Zealand (Eligible Shareholders) under a Share Purchase Plan (SPP) to raise up to A$7 million (or such greater amount as the directors determine (subject to the limitation described below).

The SPP will provide Eligible Shareholders of Unilife with an opportunity to purchase CDIs in the Company without incurring brokerage or other transaction costs and at the same issue price as the Placement CDIs.

Under the SPP, each Eligible Shareholder who holds CDIs or shares of common stock in Unilife at the record date of 26 November 2010 will be entitled to acquire up to A$15,000 worth of new CDIs in the Company (each representing an interest in one sixth of a common share) which will have equal rights and privileges in all respects with the CDIs of Unilife on issue at the date of their allotment (SPP CDIs).

The SPP CDIs will be offered at an issue price of A$0.85 per CDI.  ASIC regulations do not permit the Company to issue unlisted options under a SPP without a prospectus. Furthermore, the SPP will be restricted to Eligible Shareholders in Australia and New Zealand as the Company considers it would be impractical to extend the offer to shareholders in other jurisdictions. In particular, it would be unlawful and impracticable to extend the SPP to shareholders in US without issuing a prospectus.

If subscriptions under the SPP exceed A$7 million, the Company may scale back the number of SPP CDIs issued to each applicant. If applications are scaled back, any excess application monies will be refunded without interest. However, the Board retains the discretion to issue additional SPP CDIs to satisfy all or part of such applications in excess of A$7 million, subject to a maximum number of SPP CDIs which the Company is permitted to issue under the NASDAQ Listing Rules without shareholder approval for the issue (ie, not more than 20% of the Company’s current issued capital when aggregated with the CDIs issued under the Placement).

Shareholder approval is not required for the issue of Shares to shareholders under the SPP. The SPP documentation will be posted to Eligible Shareholders on or around 6 December 2010 together with an Application Form. Eligible Shareholders will need to complete and return the Application Form by 5pm (Australian Western Standard Time) on 22 December 2010 in order to take up CDIs under the SPP. Eligible Shareholders should consider all of the SPP documentation, including the SPP Terms and Conditions, before deciding whether to participate in the offer.

Important Dates
Record date for determining entitlements under SPP 5.00pm (Sydney time) on
Friday 26 November 2010
SPP documents despatched to Eligible Shareholders 6 December 2010
SPP offer opens 6 December 2010
SPP offer closes 5.00pm (WST) on
22 December 2010
SPP Shares allotted 31 December 2010
Despatch of holding statements to Eligible Shareholders 5 January 2011

The dates in the table above are indicative only and Unilife may amend this timetable. Unilife may also withdraw the offer of new CDIs under the SPP at any time before the allotment date in its absolute discretion.

The securities to be offered have not been registered under Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), or any state securities laws, and until so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Act and applicable state securities laws.

This press release is not an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there by any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction or an applicable exemption therefrom.

About Unilife Corporation

Unilife Corporation is a U.S.-based medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacture and supply of a proprietary range of retractable syringes. Primary target customers for Unilife products include pharmaceutical manufacturers, suppliers of medical equipment to healthcare facilities and patients who self-administer prescription medication. These patent-protected syringes incorporate automatic, operator-controlled needle retraction features which are fully integrated within the barrel, and are designed to protect those at risk of needlestick injuries and unsafe injection practices. Unilife is ISO 13485-certified and has FDA-registered medical device manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Our management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made. However, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements because such statements speak only as of the date when made. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and those described from time to time in other reports which we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR) Reports Holiday Spending Up 13%

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comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 21 days of the November – December 2010 holiday season, as well as its official spending forecast for the season. For the holiday season-to-date, $9.01 billion has been spent online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year.

2010 Holiday Season To Date vs. Corresponding Days* in 2009

Non-Travel (Retail) Spending

Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases

Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations

Source: comScore, Inc.

Holiday Season to Date Billions ($)
2009 2010 Percent

Change

November 1 – 21 $7.95 $9.01 13%
*Corresponding days based on corresponding shopping days (November 2 thru November 22, 2009)

“The beginning of the online holiday shopping season has gotten off to an extremely positive start, outperforming our earlier expectations,” said comScore chairman, Gian Fulgoni. “Despite continued high unemployment rates and other economic concerns, consumers seem to be more willing to open up their wallets this holiday season than last. While this early spending surge reflects, in part, heavy promotional activity on the part of retailers occurring earlier this season, it is nevertheless a very encouraging sign.”

comScore 2010 Holiday Online Retail Spending Forecast

The official comScore 2009 holiday season forecast is that online retail spending for the November – December period will reach $32.4 billion, representing an 11-percent gain versus year ago. This strong growth rate represents an improvement compared to last season’s 4-percent increase.

Online Non-Travel (Retail) Holiday Consumer Spending

Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases

Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations

Source: comScore, Inc.

Billions ($)
2009 2010 Pct

Change

January – October Actual $100.7 $109.9 9%
Holiday Season Forecast (Nov-Dec) $29.1* $32.4** 11%**
* Actual  **Forecast

“After a year in which we already saw growth rates return to solid positive territory, the recent strength in holiday spending has led us to raise our official forecast to 11 percent from the 7 to 9 percent we were initially expecting,” added Fulgoni. “We are seeing online spending surpass the totals we saw in 2007 prior to the recession and expect sales this holiday season to be the highest on record with more than $32 billion being spent during the November and December period.”

comScore 2010 Holiday Shopping Survey

Alongside its reporting of behaviorally monitored e-commerce spending, comScore is also conducting weekly surveys of approximately 500 consumers to determine attitudes and sentiment in regard to the holiday shopping season. In the most recent survey, conducted on November 11-15, 2010, consumers indicated that they believe retailers’ promotional activity for the early part of the season has increased in relation to last year. Specifically, 36 percent of respondents indicated that they are seeing more discounts, sales and promotions vs. last year compared to just 11 percent who said there were fewer.

One of the more prominent promotions for online purchases is free shipping. When asked how important free shipping is for making an online purchase this holiday season, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of consumers indicated it was important. Recent comScore behavioral data indicated that 41 percent of retail e-commerce purchases in Q3 2010 included free shipping.

U.S. Consumer Outlook on Holiday Shopping Deals and Promotions

November 11-15, 2010

Total U.S.

Source: comScore 2010 Holiday Shopping Survey

Percent of Respondents
Q: Compared to last year, how would you rate the number of discounts, sales, or promotions that are currently available?
More discounts, sales, or promotions 36 %
About the same 40 %
Fewer discounts, sales, or promotions 11 %
Not sure 13 %
Q: When making a purchase online this holiday season, which of the following statements best describes how important free shipping is to you?
Very important – I won’t make a purchase without it 33%
Somewhat important – I actively seek out free shipping deals 44%
Neither important nor unimportant – I’d like to find it, but it’s not necessary 12%
Somewhat unimportant – Free shipping has very little effect 2%
Very unimportant – I’ll make my purchase regardless of shipping offers 1%
Don’t know/not sure 8%

Weekly Online Holiday Retail Sales

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About comScore

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

Experian plc (LSE: EXPN; OTCQX: EXPGY) Now Trading on OTCQX

Experian plc (LSE: EXPN; OTCQX: EXPGY) Now Trading on OTCQX

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK), the financial information and technology services company that operates the leading electronic quotation and trading system in the U.S. OTC securities market, today announced that Experian plc (LSE: EXPN; OTCQX: EXPGY), a leading global information services company, has chosen to have its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) traded on the highest tier of the OTC market, OTCQX®.

Experian plc began trading today on the OTC market’s highest tier, OTCQX International Premier.  Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.

“The OTCQX platform offers investor-focused companies a winning combination of quality control, transparency, and broader visibility to U.S. investors,” said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. “We are pleased to welcome Experian to OTCQX.”

BNY Mellon, which acts as Depositary for Experian’s ADR program, will serve as Experian’s Principal American Liaison (“PAL”) on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

About Experian plc

Experian plc (LSE: EXPN; OTCQX: EXPGY) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol “EXPGY”, where each ADR will represent 1 ordinary share. Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. Experian helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making and also helps individuals to manage their credit relationships and protect against identity theft.

About OTCQX

The OTCQX marketplace is the premier tier of the U.S. OTC market.  Investor-focused companies use the quality-controlled OTCQX platform to offer investors transparent trading, superior information, and easy access through their regulated U.S. broker-dealers. The innovative OTCQX platform offers companies and their shareholders a level of marketplace services formerly available only on a U.S. stock exchange.  For more information and to view a full list of OTCQX companies, visit www.otcqx.com.

About Pink OTC Markets Inc.

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK) operates the leading electronic interdealer quotation and trading system for over 9,000 securities not listed on a U.S. stock exchange. Pink OTC Markets segments these securities into three tiers: the quality-controlled OTCQX marketplace, the U.S. registered and reporting OTCQB marketplace, and the speculative trading Pink Sheets marketplace. These three tiers constitute the third largest U.S. liquidity pool for trading public company shares, after The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. and The New York Stock Exchange. Our products and services promote market transparency, improve price discovery, facilitate regulatory compliance, and increase the quality of issuer disclosure, to the benefit of all OTC market participants.  To learn more about how Pink OTC Markets’ products and services make OTC markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, please visit our websites at www.otcmarkets.com, www.pinkotc.com and www.otcqx.com or contact us at info@pinkotc.com.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) Reaches Agreement With Dealers

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Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) announced today that the company has signed a collective bargaining agreement with the TWU for the Wynn Las Vegas table games dealers.

“The management of Wynn Las Vegas is very happy and frankly quite surprised that the contentious issue of dealer tips has been resolved in a mutually satisfactory way through this new contract with the dealers’ union. The contract is completely satisfying to the company in that it provides a very flexible and rational framework to deal with the challenges of casino management in the next 10 years. At the end of the day, the union representatives were able to focus intelligently on the fundamental necessities of management’s flexibility in today’s challenging casino environment,” commented Stephen A. Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited.

About Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts, Limited is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com), Encore (www.encorelasvegas.com) and Wynn Macau (www.wynnmacau.com). Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an approximately 110,000 square foot casino, 21 food and beverage outlets, an on-site, 18-hole golf course, meeting space, an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space as well as a theater, two nightclubs and lounges.

Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on December 22, 2008. Encore features a 2,034 all-suite hotel, approximately 76,000 square foot casino, 13 food and beverage outlets, a spa and salon, meeting space, approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets as well as a beach club, theater, two nightclubs and lounges.

Wynn Macau is a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and currently features 600 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, an approximately 222,000 square foot casino, casual and fine dining in six restaurants, approximately 48,000 square feet of retail space, a health club, pool and spa, along with lounges and meeting facilities.

Encore at Wynn Macau opened on April 21, 2010. An expansion of Wynn Macau, Encore adds a fully-integrated resort hotel with 414 spacious suites and villas along with restaurants, additional retail and gaming spaces.

SOURCE Wynn Las Vegas

Gladstone Investment Corporation (Nasdaq: GAIN) Purchases Venyu Solutions Inc. for $25.0 Million

Gladstone Investment Corporation (Nasdaq: GAIN) Purchases Venyu Solutions Inc. for $25.0 Million

Gladstone Investment Corporation (Nasdaq: GAIN) (the “Company”) announced today that on Friday, October 29, 2010, it closed on a $25.0 million investment in Venyu Solutions Inc. (“Venyu”) consisting of subordinated debt and equity.  The Company, together with Boston based private equity firm Madison Parker Capital, LLC and certain members of Venyu’s management, invested debt and equity capital to support the buyout of Venyu from stockholders of PHNS Inc.  Venyu, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leader in commercial-grade, customizable solutions for data protection, data hosting, and disaster recovery.  For more information on Venyu, please go to www.venyu.com.

“Gladstone Investment is excited about partnering with the talented management team at Venyu and its prospects in the data protection and recovery business,” said Dave Dullum, the Company’s President.  “We have a developing backlog of new investment opportunities and look forward to more closings over the next year.”

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that seeks to make debt and equity investments in small and mid-sized businesses in the United States in connection with acquisitions, changes in control and recapitalizations. To sign up to receive notifications about Gladstone Investment or its affiliated companies, please visit www.Gladstone.com.

Forward-looking Statements:

The statements in this press release regarding the longer-term prospects of Venyu and its management team, the data protection, availability and recovery business, and the Company’s backlog of investments and ability to close on those investments are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties, although they are based on the Company’s current plans that are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this press release. Factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include, among others, the duration and potential future effects of the current economic downturn on its portfolio companies and on the senior loan market and those factors listed under the caption “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, as filed with the SEC on May 24, 2010 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, as filed with the SEC on August 2, 2010. The risk factors set forth in the Form 10-K and 10-Q under the caption “Risk Factors” are specifically incorporated by reference into this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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First Gold Exploration, Inc. Now Trading on OTCQX International

First Gold Exploration, Inc. Now Trading on OTCQX International

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK), the financial information and technology services company that operates the leading electronic quotation and trading system in the U.S. OTC securities market, today announced that First Gold Exploration, Inc., (TSX.V: EFG; FSE: F12; OTCQX: FGEXF) a Canadian-based mineral exploration company, is now trading on the OTC market’s highest tier, OTCQX®.

First Gold Exploration began trading today on the OTC market’s prestigious tier, OTCQX International.  Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.

“The superior information and visibility of the OTCQX marketplace allows companies to efficiently build investor confidence and expand their shareholder base,” said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. “We are pleased to welcome First Gold Exploration to OTCQX.”

Berenbaum Weinshienk PC will serve as First Gold Exploration’s Principal American Liaison (“PAL”) on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

About First Gold Exploration , Inc.

First Gold Exploration, Inc., (TSX.V: EFG; OTCQX: FGEXF) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol “FGEXF”. The goal of the Company is to create shareholder value by acquiring promising projects that could be advanced to production stage in a short period of time. This has been achieved with its interest in the Croinor gold project, and the currently in progress Rare Metal Pivert/Rose property, among other promising projects in the pipeline including the San Javier silver property.

About OTCQX

The OTCQX marketplace is the premier tier of the U.S. OTC market.  Investor-focused companies use the quality-controlled OTCQX platform to offer investors transparent trading, superior information, and easy access through their regulated U.S. broker-dealers. The innovative OTCQX platform offers companies and their shareholders a level of marketplace services formerly available only on a U.S. stock exchange.  For more information and to view a full list of OTCQX companies, visit www.otcqx.com.

About Pink OTC Markets Inc.

Pink OTC Markets Inc. (OTCQX: PINK) operates the leading electronic interdealer quotation and trading system for over 9,000 securities not listed on a U.S. stock exchange. Pink OTC Markets segments these securities into three tiers: the quality-controlled OTCQX marketplace, the U.S. registered and reporting OTCQB marketplace, and the speculative trading Pink Sheets marketplace. These three tiers constitute the third largest U.S. liquidity pool for trading public company shares, after The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. and The New York Stock Exchange. Our products and services promote market transparency, improve price discovery, facilitate regulatory compliance, and increase the quality of issuer disclosure, to the benefit of all OTC market participants.  To learn more about how Pink OTC Markets’ products and services make OTC markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, please visit our websites at www.otcmarkets.com, www.pinkotc.com and www.otcqx.com or contact us at info@pinkotc.com.

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