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Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRA) announced that in connection with its initial public offering, the underwriters have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1,650,000 shares from certain selling shareholders to cover over-allotments. As a result, the total initial public offering size is 12,650,000 shares, which consists of 4,000,000 shares to be sold by Vera Bradley and 8,650,000 shares to be sold by the selling shareholders. The 12,650,000 shares in the offering are being sold at a price to the public of $16.00 per share. Vera Bradley, Inc. will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling shareholders.

Friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller founded Vera Bradley in 1982. Today, Vera Bradley is sold through 3,300 specialty stores as well as 35 Vera Bradley stores nationwide. Vera Bradley accessories, handbags, travel and paper & gift items have recently been spotted on: Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Entourage, Modern Family and in over 20 feature-length films.


Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance enzyme solutions, announced that it has renewed and extended its joint marketing agreement with Alfa Laval, a leading global provider of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technologies, for Purifine PLC. In 2009 Verenium and Alfa Laval signed an agreement to jointly market enzymatic degumming of vegetable oils using Verenium's Purifine PLC enzyme and Alfa Laval's engineering services and equipment.

Verenium Corporation is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes for use in industrial processes. Verenium currently sells enzymes developed using its R&D capabilities to industrial customers globally for use in markets including grain and oilseed processing, biofuels, animal health and nutrition and other specialty industrial processes. Verenium has built a world-class R&D organization renowned for its capabilities in the rapid screening, identification, evolution and bioengineering of novel enzymes that act as catalysts for biochemical reactions. The company harnesses the power of nature and uses its unique, patented technology to create products that transform industries by maximizing efficiency while improving environmental performance.


VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) and First Data Corporation announced the companies are working together to offer a VeriFone edition of the First Data TransArmor solution to U.S. multi-lane and petroleum merchants. This will enable businesses using VeriFone’s MX 800 series of devices, Secure PumpPay and the Ruby point-of-sale (POS) solutions to take advantage of a complete security solution combining VeriFone’s VeriShield encryption along with tokenization technology from RSA, the Security Division of EMC Corporation.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.


Verigy (NASDAQ: VRGY) provides advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Verigy offers scalable platforms for a wide range of system-on-chip (SOC) test solutions, and memory test solutions for Flash, DRAM including high-speed memories, as well as multi-chip packages (MCP). Verigy also provides advanced analysis tools that accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes.

An international call for papers has been issued for the 2011 edition of the VOICE Technical Program, a users group meeting and partners conference organized by premier semiconductor test company Verigy. Coming April 19-21, 2011, to the Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, Calif., the fifth annual VOICE conference will feature technical presentations, workshops and discussion groups -- covering topics such as the equipment advances, test techniques and methodologies, engineering effectiveness and cost-efficient solutions for production-volume testing -- and a suppliers expo where attendees can learn about the newest products and services from Verigy and its solution partners from around the world.



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