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LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC (LPHI)
Life Partners Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Life Partners, Inc., engages in facilitating viatical and life settlement transfers. The company's viatical and life settlements include the purchase of the life insurance policies of terminally ill persons or elderly persons at a discount to their face value. It matches viators or life settlers with purchasers, and facilitate transactions by identifying, examining, and purchasing the policies as agent for the purchasers. The purchasers of viatical settlements are high net worth individuals or small institutional purchasers, and that of life policies are generally institutional purchasers. Life Partners Holdings was founded in 1971 and is based in Waco, Texas.
TEL OFFSHORE TRUST (TELOZ)
TEL Offshore Trust owns 99.99% interest in the TEL Offshore Trust Partnership (partnership). The partnership owns an overriding royalty interest equivalent to a 25% net profits interest, in certain oil and gas properties located offshore Louisiana. The Trust was founded in 1983 and is based in Austin, Texas.
TORCH ENERGY ROYALTY TRUST (TRU)
Torch Energy Royalty Trust, a grantor trust, holds the net profits interests, to receive payments from Torch Royalty Company and Velasco Gas Company, Ltd. It consists of net profits interests in proved developed oil and gas properties located in Texas, Alabama, and Louisiana. The Trust was formed in 1993 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.
MARINE PETROLEUM TRUST (MARPS)
Marine Petroleum Trust, a royalty trust, holds overriding royalty interests covering oil and natural gas production in certain leases in the Gulf of Mexico. It receives royalties from the sale of oil and natural gas. The trust also owns a 32.6% equity interest in Tidelands Royalty Trust B', a Texas trust, which owns interests in the oil, natural gas, or other mineral leases in a 1,370,000-acre area of the Gulf of Mexico. The trust was established in 1956 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
STAR MARITIME ACQUISTION CORP (SEA)
Star Maritime Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, or similar business combination, one or more target businesses in the shipping industry. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.
ADMINISTRADORA DE FONDOS DE PENSIONES-PROVIDA S.A (PVD)
Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones Provida S.A. offers private pension fund administration and related services in the Republic of Chile. Its services include collection for individual capitalization accounts, voluntary savings accounts, voluntary pension savings, life and disability benefits, investment services, and accounts administration. The company also holds investments in private pension fund administrators operating in Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. As of June 30, 2005, it operated 134 branches. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones Provida S.A. is a majority owned subsidiary of BBVA Pensiones Chile S.A.
TEXAS PACIFIC LAND TRUST (TPL)
Texas Pacific Land Trust engages in the sale, lease and management of land. It also retains oil and gas royalties and temporary cash investments. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned the surface estate in 992,673 acres of land located in 20 counties in Texas; a 1/128 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 85,414 acres of land; and a 1/16 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 386,988 acres of land in the western part of Texas. Texas Pacific was organized in 1888 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Mesa Royalty Trust holds royalty interests in oil and gas properties in the United States. It owns 90% net profits over-riding royalty interest in the oil and gas properties located in the Hugoton field of Kansas, the San Juan Basin field of New Mexico and Colorado, and the Yellow Creek field of Wyoming. The company was formed in 1979 and is based in Lavaca Austin, Texas.
DANIELSON HOLDING CORPORATION (CVA)
Covanta Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides waste and energy services in the United States. It develops, owns, and operates infrastructure for the conversion of energy-from-waste, waste disposal, and renewable energy production. The company also engages in independent power production business. As of December 31, 2006, it owned and operated approximately 51 energy generation facilities, which uses municipal solid waste, water, natural gas, coal, wood waste, landfill gas, and heavy fuel-oil. In addition, Covanta Holding Corporation owns and operates a waste procurement business, landfills, and waste transfer stations, as well as a water treatment facility. Further, the company has investments in insurance operations primarily in property and casualty insurance, as well as writes nonstandard private automobile insurance policies. It also operates in the Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Costa Rica, Italy, and the People's Republic of China. The company, formerly known as Danielson Holding Corporation, was founded in 1960. Covanta Holding Corporation is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey.
VIEWPOINT FINANCIAL GROUP (VPFG)
ViewPoint Financial Group operates as the holding company for Viewpoint Bank, which provides financial services in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The bank's deposit products include checking accounts, savings accounts, money market deposits, term certificate accounts, and demand accounts. Its lending products consist of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans; home improvement loans; construction mortgage loans; commercial real estate loans; home equity loans; consumer loans, including new and used automobile loans, recreational vehicle loans, student loans, and loans secured by savings deposits; and commercial business loans. The bank also offers brokerage services for the purchase and sale of non-deposit investment and insurance products through a third party brokerage arrangement. As of December 31, 2006, it had 34 branches, including 16 in-store locations and 3 loan production offices. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
SHANGHAI CENTURY ACQUISITION CORPORATION (SHA)
Shanghai Century Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, through a stock exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination an operating business with primary operations located in the People's Republic of China. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Central, Hong Kong.
PROVIDENT ENERGY TRUST (PVX)
Provident Energy Trust, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration for and the production of petroleum and natural gas in Canada and the United States. Its properties are principally located in west central Alberta, Lloydminster, southern Alberta, southwest and southeast Saskatchewan, California, and Wyoming. The trust also engages in the fractionation, transportation, loading, and storage of natural gas liquids, as well as marketing of crude oil and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2004, it had total gross proved reserves of 62,680 thousand barrels (Mbbl) of light and medium oil; 11,115 Mbbl of heavy oil; 172,837 million cubic feet of natural gas; and 3,843 Mbbl of natural gas liquids. Provident Energy was founded in 1993 and is based in Calgary, Canada.
NYSE Euronext, the holding company for NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., operates an exchange group and offers a diverse array of financial products and services. It brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges offering listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds, and distribution of market data. NYSE Group operates two securities exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange LLC (NYSE) and NYSE Arca, Inc. It provides securities listing, trading, and market data products and services. The NYSE is an equities exchange and provides an orderly, liquid marketplace where investors buy and sell listed companies' common stock and other securities. NYSE Arca, an all-electronic stock exchange in the United States, engages in trading exchange-traded funds and exchange-listed securities, as well as equity options. Euronext N.V. is a cross-border exchange providing international services for regulated cash markets and derivative markets in Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
PRIMEWEST ENERGY TRUST (PWI)
PrimeWest Energy Trust, an open-ended investment trust, engages in the acquisition, development, production, and sale of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It primarily focuses on the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. As of December 31, 2004, PrimeWest's total proved plus probable reserves were 18,452 thousand barrels of light and medium crude oil; 3,056 thousand barrels of heavy oil; 540.2 billion cubit feet of natural gas; and 12,904 thousand barrels of natural gas liquids. It had oil producing 582 net wells, natural gas producing 1,218 net wells, nonproducing 1,000 net oil well, and nonproducing 1,062 net natural gas wells in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. The trust was formed in 1996 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
GENERAL FINANCE CORPORATION (GFN)
General Finance Corporation does not have significant operations. The company, through its subsidiary GFN Australasia Finance Pty Limited, intends to complete a reverse merger transaction with RWA Holdings Pty Limited, which leases and sells portable storage containers, portable container buildings, and freight containers in Australia. General Finance Corporation was founded in 2005 and is based in Pasadena, California.
MARATHON ACQUISITION CORP (MAQ)
Marathon Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire one or more operating businesses through a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, reorganization, or similar business combination. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
HARVEST ENERGY TRUST (HTE)
Harvest Energy Trust operates as an open-ended investment trust in Canada. The company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and sale of petroleum, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in western Canada. The company also engages in the refining and marketing medium gravity sour crude oil. As of December 31, 2006, it had net proved and probable reserves of approximately 189,894 million barrels of oil equivalent. Harvest Energy was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
SABINE ROYALTY TRUST (SBR)
Sabine Royalty Trust (trust) operates as a trust for Sabine Corporation. The trust receives royalty and mineral interests, including landowner's royalties, overriding royalty interests, minerals, production payments, and other similar, nonparticipatory interest, in certain producing and proved undeveloped oil and gas properties located in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. It collects income from the trust properties and distributes available income to Unit holders after paying all expenses, and charges and obligations. Sabine Royalty Trust was established in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION CORPORATION (EII)
Energy Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination, one or more businesses in the energy or energy-related industries. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.
GLOBAL LOGISTICS ACQUISITION CORPORATION (GLA)
Global Logistics Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination, one or more operating businesses in the transportation and logistics sector, and related industries. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York.
Zapata Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and supply of automotive airbag fabric and cushions, as well as in the process, marketing, and distribution of fish products primarily in North America and Europe. The company offers various automotive airbag fabric products comprising passenger, driver, and side impact airbag cushions, as well as side protection curtains, knee protection cushions, and related parts and accessory components worldwide. It also produces airbag fabric for sale to airbag manufacturers. Zapata also manufactures and supplies an array of specialty technical fabrics, including protective apparel for firefighters, filtration fabrics for use in metal and brewing industries, woven fabrics for use by manufacturers of coated products, release liners for use in tire manufacturing, and luggage fabrics, as well as specialty fabrics for use in fuel cells, bomb and cargo chutes, and oil containment booms and gas diaphragms. In addition, Zapata processes, markets, and distributes fish meal, fish oil, and fish solubles, as well as produces and sells various protein and oil products derived from menhaden, a species of wild herring-like fish found along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts. Its fish meal products are primarily used as a protein ingredient in animal feed for swine, cattle, aquaculture, and household pets. The company's fish oil is utilized for animal and aquaculture feeds, industrial applications, and additives to human food products. Zapata sells its fish solubles primarily to livestock feed manufacturers, aquaculture feed manufacturers, and for use as an organic fertilizer. The company sells its products through its direct marketing and sales force, and independent sales agents. Zapata operates in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1954 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
HD PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORPORATION (HDP)
HD Partners Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination, operating businesses in the media, entertainment, or telecommunications industries. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Santa Monica, California.
ENERGY SERVICES ACQUISITION CORP (ESA)
Energy Services Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company serves as a vehicle to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination with an operating business. It focuses on acquiring an operating business in the energy services sector headquartered in North America. Energy Services was founded in 2006 and is based in Huntington, West Virginia.
NORTH AMERICAN INSURANCE LEADERS INC (NAO)
North American Insurance Leaders, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, and/or other similar transaction with one or more businesses in the insurance or insurance services industry in North America. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
INVESTORS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD (ICH)
Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a general securities broker and asset manager in the United States. It provides broker-dealer services related to trading and investment in corporate equity and debt securities, U.S. Government securities, municipal securities, mutual funds, and variable annuities, as well as variable life insurance, including provision of market information, Internet trading, and portfolio tracking facilities and records management. In addition, the company offers investment advisory and asset management services, including management of two retail mutual funds. It provides portfolio and mutual fund management services to individual investors; and institutional clients, such as banking institutions, pension funds, endowments, and trusts. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
NYMEX Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services to the energy and metals industries in the United States. It offers facilities to buy, sell, and clear energy, precious and base metals, and soft commodities for future delivery. The company provides market place for trading energy futures and options contracts, including contracts for crude oil, natural gas, heating oil, gasoline, propane, and electricity; platinum group metals contracts comprising platinum futures and options contracts, and palladium futures contracts; precious metals, including gold and silver; and base metals, such as copper and aluminum contracts. It also offers soft commodities futures contracts for coffee, sugar, cocoa, cotton, and orange juice, as well as provides physical facilities for open outcry auction markets. In addition, it offers NYMEX ClearPort Clearing, an over-the-counter (OTC) clearing product that enables market participants to negotiate bilateral trades in the OTC market, which are then transferred to the company's division as futures contracts for clearing. Its NYMEX ClearPort Trading provides a trade execution system for various energy futures products that are based on commonly-traded OTC instruments. The company was founded in 1872 as Butter and Cheese Exchange of New York and changed its name to the Butter, Cheese, and Egg Exchange of the City of New York. Further, it changed its name to New York Mercantile Exchange in 1882; and to NYMEX Holdings, Inc. NYMEX Holdings is headquartered in New York, New York.
HOME BANCSHARES INC (HOMB)
Home Bancshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial and retail banking, and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals, and municipalities in central and north central Arkansas, the Florida Keys, and southwestern Florida. Its deposit services include checking, savings, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company offers loan products, such as commercial and residential real estate, residential construction, consumer, commercial and industrial, and agricultural loans. It also offers a range of products and services, including Internet banking and voice response information, cash management, overdraft protection, direct deposit, traveler's checks, safe deposit boxes, United States savings bonds, and automatic account transfers. In addition, the company provides trust services, focusing primarily on personal trusts, corporate trusts, and employee benefit trusts. As of December 31, 2006, it operated 40 branches in Arkansas, 7 branches in the Florida Keys, and 3 branches in southwestern Florida. Home Bancshares is headquartered in Conway, Arkansas.
COMPASS DIVERSIFIED TRUST (CODI)
Compass Diversified Trust is an investment trust managed by The Compass Group LLC. It specializes in acquiring controlling stakes in its portfolio companies. The trust prefers to invest in companies based in the United States. It seeks to invest in companies having a minimum EBITDA of $5 million.
SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS INC (SFE)
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of various companies primarily in the information technology (IT) and life sciences industries. It provides counseling, capital and financial support, guidance and operating discipline, and access to industry knowledge. The company offers a range of operational and management assistance to each of its companies. Safeguard Scientifics provides mentoring, advice, and guidance to develop the management of the companies. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers software solutions that enable corporate performance management through the delivery of business intelligence and data management, custom application development and outsourcing, packaged software integration, and consulting services; cancer diagnostic services, imaging systems, and bioanalytical services to the biopharmaceutical companies and other research organizations to assist them from drug discovery through clinical trials to the development of directed diagnostics; integrated compliance analytic applications for the financial services and telecommunications markets, as well as revenue assurance and fraud detection software for telecommunications service providers; post-production digital and photo-chemical services to the motion picture and television industry; and bioprocessing services, drug delivery services, and quality control and quality assurance services. Safeguard Scientifics was incorporated in 1953 and is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
ADVANTAGE ENERGY INCOME FUND (AAV)
Advantage Energy Income Fund operates as an open-ended unincorporated mutual fund trust in Canada. The fund, through its subsidiary, Advantage Oil & Gas, Ltd., engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, and crude oil and natural gas liquids. Advantage Investment Management, Ltd. serves as the manager of the fund. Advantage Energy Income Fund was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
BAYTEX ENERGY TRUST (BTE)
Baytex Energy Trust operates as an open-end unincorporated investment trust. The company, through its subsidiary, Baytex Energy, Ltd., engages in the exploitation, acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas in Canada. Its property portfolio comprise Ardmore, Cold Lake, Seal, Bon Accord, Darwin/Nina, Leahurst, Richdale/Sedalia, Red Earth/Goodfish, and Turin properties located in Alberta; Carruthers, Celtic, Marsden/Epping/Macklin/Silverdale, and Tangleflags properties located in Saskatchewan; and Stoddart property located in British Columbia. The company also owns interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and related assets located primarily in the Pembina and Lindbergh areas of Alberta. As of December 31, 2006, Baytex Energy Trust had proved and probable reserves of approximately 6,600.2 Mbbl of light and medium crude oil; 96,109 Mbbl of heavy oil; 121.4 Bcf of natural gas; and 3727.0 Mbbl of natural gas liquids. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
CANETIC RESOURCES TRUST (CNE)
Canetic Resources Trust operates as an open-end unincorporated trust. The trust, through its holding in Canetic Resources, Inc. and other operating entities, engages in the acquisition, production, processing, transportation, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada; and in North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. It has oil and gas properties in Peace River Arch, Williston Basin, Border Plains, Drayton Valley, South Central, Rocky, and southern and north central Alberta districts. The trust also holds interests in Hoadley and B.C. properties, consisting of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid (NGL) assets located in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. As of December 31, 2006, it had 105,085 million barrels of light and medium oil; 22,190 million barrels of heavy oil; 557,120 million cubic feet of natural gas; and 13,176 million barrels and 233,304 millions of barrels of oil equivalent of NGL. The trust also had 2,441 oil and 1,492 natural gas producing wells. Canetic Resources Trust was founded in 2001 and is based in Calgary, Canada.
EASTERN AMERICAN NATURAL GAS TRUST (NGT)
Eastern American Natural Gas Trust engages in acquiring and holding net profits interests in producing gas wells and proved development well locations. The trust holds net profits interests created from the working interests owned by Eastern American Energy Corporation in 650 producing gas wells and 65 proved development well locations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Eastern American Natural Gas Trust is based in Austin, Texas.
UNITED WESTERN BANCORP INC (UWBK)
United Western Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for United Western Bank, which provides community-based banking services to individuals, and small and mid-size business customers in Colorado. The bank offers various deposit accounts, including checking accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and retail savings accounts and certificates of deposit. It also provides various loans, which consist of commercial real estate, residential and commercial construction and development, commercial loans to small and middle market businesses, and small business administration (SBA) loans, as well as consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, credit card, auto, and unsecured consumer loans. As of January 31, 2007, the bank had two locations in Denver and Boulder; and a branch in the Cherry Creek area of Denver, as well as a loan production office in Fort Collins. The company's subsidiary, Sterling Trust Company, specializes in the custody and administration of self-directed individual retirement accounts, qualified business retirement plans, and personal custodial accounts, as well as corporate escrow and paying agent services. Its another subsidiary, Matrix Financial Services Corporation, engages in originating, acquiring, and servicing residential mortgage loans. The company's subsidiary, First Matrix Investment Services Corp., focuses on the acquisition, brokering, securitization, and sale of SBA loans and SBA securities. First Matrix also sells fixed income securities to institutional customers. The company was founded in 1993. It was formerly known as Matrix Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to United Western Bancorp, Inc. in 2006. United Western Bancorp is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
RAM ENERGY RESOURCES INC (RAME)
RAM Energy Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties. It operates in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry with activities, including the drilling, completion, and operation of oil and gas wells. The company principally owns interests in onshore properties located in the Electra/Burkburnett, Wichita, Wilbarger, Boonsville, Jack, and Wise Counties in Texas; Vinegarone, Val Verde County, Texas; and Egan, Acadia Parish in Louisiana. RAM Energy Resources, Inc. also holds interests in various properties located in the areas of Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arkansas, and offshore California. As of December 31, 2006, the company's proved reserves were 18.5 MMBoe. RAM Energy Resources, Inc. was formerly known as RAM Energy, Inc. The company changed its name to RAM Energy Resources, Inc. in May 2006 following the merger with Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corporation. RAM Energy Resources, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
HUGOTON ROYALTY TRUST (HGT)
Hugoton Royalty Trust, an express trust, engages in the ownership of oil and natural gas producing properties in Hugoton Area, Anadarko Basin, and Green River Basin in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming states in the United States. As of December 31, 2004, its estimated proved gas reserves were 443,933 Mcf and estimated proved oil reserves were 3,793 Bbls. The trust was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
SAN JUAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST (SJT)
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust operates as an express royalty trust. The trust has 75% net overriding royalty interest carved out of Burlington Resources Oil& Gas Company LP's oil and gas leasehold and royalty interests in properties located in the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. It has working interests, royalty interests, overriding royalty interests, and other contractual rights in 151,900gross producing acres in San Juan, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties of northwestern New Mexico and 4,223 gross economic wells, including dual completions. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
SILVERSTAR HOLDINGS LTD (SSTR)
Silverstar Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides Internet-based subscriptions and entertainment software. The company operates in two segments, Entertainment Software and Internet Fantasy Sports Games. The Entertainment Software segment develops and publishes entertainment software for the personal computer (PC) platforms. The Internet Fantasy Sports Games segment operates Fantasycup.com Web site; and offers subscription-based NASCAR fantasy sports games, college football, basketball, and other motor sport fantasy games. Silverstar Holdings also licenses its PC games to third-party software distributors. It distributes its products through third-party software distributors and online. The company serves mass-merchants and retailers worldwide. Silverstar Holdings, formerly Leisureplanet Holdings, Ltd., was founded in 1995 and is based in Boca Ration, Florida.
PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST (PBT)
Permian Basin Royalty Trust, a grantor trust, holds overriding royalty rights in mineral properties in the United States. The trust holds a 75% net overriding royalty interest in Waddell Ranch Properties in Texas; and a 95% net overriding royalty interest in Texas Royalty Properties in Texas. The trust was established in 1980 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
NexCen Brands, Inc. engages in the acquisition, management, and licensing of intellectual property (IP) and IP-centric businesses. The company acquires, manages, and develops intellectual property of IP-centric companies, which own, license, or otherwise possess rights to trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and other intangible assets. It focuses on assembling a diversified portfolio of IP-centric companies operating in the consumer branded products, including apparel, footwear, sporting goods, home furnishings, and other hard and soft consumer branded products; franchise industries; quick service restaurant franchising; and retail franchising. The company also involves in the marketing, promotion, and quality control of products and services that make use of its IP, as well as provides certain merchandising, purchasing, and training support services with respect to franchise operations. NexCen Brands was founded in 1996. It was formerly known as Aether Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to NexCen Brands, Inc. in 2006. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.
PENN WEST ENERGY TRUST (PWE)
Penn West Energy Trust operates as an open-ended, unincorporated investment trust in Canada. The trust, through its subsidiaries, engages in acquiring, developing, exploiting, and holding interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and assets. Its oil and gas properties are located in the western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and within the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. As of December 31, 2006, it had proved plus probable gross reserves of 482,560 million barrels of oil equivalent; and had working interests in 20,480 oil and gas wells. Penn West Energy Trust was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Mesabi Trust, a grantor trust, holds overriding royalty rights in mineral properties in the United States. The trust holds interests in certain properties in the Mesabi Iron Range, including its interest as assignor in the Amended Assignment of Peters and the Amended Assignment of Cloquet Lease, which cover properties aggregating approximately 9,750 contiguous acres in St. Louis County, Minnesota. It also holds beneficial interests in Mesabi Land Trust, which has a 20% interest as fee owner in the Peters Lease Lands, as well as a 100% fee ownership in certain nonmineral-bearing lands adjacent to the Peters and Cloquet Lease Lands. The Peters and Cloquet Lease Lands are located at the eastern end of the Mesabi Iron Range and contain low-grade iron ore, known as taconite. Mesabi Trust was formed in 1919 and is based in New York City.
WILLIAMS COAL SEAM GAS ROYALTY TRUST (WTU)
Williams Coal Seam Gas Royalty Trust holds interests in proved coal seam gas properties located in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico and Colorado. Its royalty interests include the underlying properties conveyed by Williams Production Company to the trust from its net revenue interests, including its net profits interest in 5,348 gross acres in the Farmout Properties in La Plata County, Colorado. The trust was founded in 1972 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
UNITED FINANCIAL BANCORP INC (UBNK)
United Financial Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for United Bank that offers financial products and services. It offers various deposit products, including demand accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit. The bank originates first mortgage loans for the purchase and refinancing of one- to four-family residential real property. It also offers mortgage real estate, home equity loans, commercial real estate loans, construction loans, commercial and industrial loans, and automobile loans. In addition, the bank originates other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured personal loans, manufactured home, motorcycle and motor home loans, boat loans, and pool and spa loans. Further, it provides a range of non-deposit investment products and financial planning services, including mutual funds; debt, equity, and government securities; insurance products; fixed and variable annuities; financial planning for individual and commercial customers; and estate planning services. As of April 20, 2007, the bank operated 13 branch offices in western Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in West Springfield, Massachusetts. United Financial Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of United Mutual Holding Company.
NORTH EUROPEAN OIL ROYALITY TRUST (NRT)
North European Oil Royalty Trust, a grantor trust, holds overriding royalty rights covering gas and oil production in certain concessions or leases in the Federal Republic of Germany. These rights are held under contracts with local German exploration and development subsidiaries of ExxonMobil Corp. and the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. Royalties are received for sale of gas well gas, oil well gas, crude oil, distillate, and sulfur. The company was organized in 1975 and is based in Red Bank, New Jersey.
SANTA FE ENERGY TRUST (SFF)
Santa Fe Energy Trust, a grantor trust, holds royalty interests in certain oil and gas properties owned by Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. It has interests in one production unit in the Wasson field in west Texas. As of June 30, 2005, the company's principal asset comprised of Wasson ODC Royalty. Santa Fe Energy Trust was formed in 1992 and is based in Austin, Texas.
DORCHESTER MINERALS L.P (DMLP)
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. engages in the ownership and operation of producing and nonproducing oil and natural gas properties located in Kansas and Oklahoma. It also acquires, produces, and administers royalty, overriding royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests. The company owns royalty properties in 585 counties and parishes in 25 states. As of December 31, 2004, 17 wells had been completed as producing oil or natural gas wells, 3 were deemed to be dry holes, and 5 were in various stages of drilling or completion operations. The company's total proved gas and oil reserves were 583 million cubic feet and 2 million barrels respectively, attributable to the royalty properties, as of the above date. Dorchester Minerals Management LP serves as the general partner of the company. The company is based in Dallas, Texas.
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES INC (NEWT)
Newtek Business Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a direct distributor of business services to the small and medium-sized business market in the United States. It offers electronic payment processing services, including credit card, debit card, and gift card processing, as well as check approval services directly to merchants; and Web hosting and related services, including Linux-based Web hosting, and Web-based data storage and back-up services. The company also specializes in making, servicing, and selling small business loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the purpose of acquiring commercial real estate, machinery, equipment, and inventory; and to refinance debt, fund franchises, working capital, and business acquisitions. In addition, it provides small business insurance products and services, such as personal and commercial lines insurance products; and administrative and technological support for small businesses by designing and implementing specialized financial and management reporting systems, and by providing outsourced financial management functions, including digital bookkeeping. The company also provides tax filing, preparation, and advisory services to small- and medium-sized businesses; and business plan preparation services in connection with the formation or expansion of small and medium-sized businesses. Newtek Business Services has strategic alliance with Credit Union National Association, PSCU Financial Services, Inc., and AIG Small Business. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
CROSS TIMBERS ROYALTY TRUST (CRT)
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust holds net profits interests in certain royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. It holds 90% net profits interests in certain royalty and overriding royalty interests in producing properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico; and 75% net profits interests in certain working interest properties, including oil-producing properties in Texas and Oklahoma. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust was created in 1991 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
FIRST STATE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (FSTF)
First State Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for First State Bank, which provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses in the west central region of Florida. It primarily engages in generating deposits and originating loans. The company's deposit products include certificates of deposit, checking and other demand deposits, NOW accounts, savings accounts, and money market accounts. Its lending portfolio comprises commercial, consumer, and real estate loans, including commercial loans collateralized by real estate. Further, the company provides safe deposit boxes, wire transfers, direct deposit of payroll and social security payments, night depository, and travelers' checks. In addition, First State Financial Corporation offers banking by mail and Internet, as well as ATM services. As of December 31, 2006, it operated three branches in Sarasota County and three branches in Pinellas County. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Sarasota, Florida.
COMMONWEALTH BANKSHARES INC (CWBS)
Commonwealth Bankshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Bank of the Commonwealth that provides commercial banking services in Virginia. The bank engages in generating deposits and originating loans. Its deposit products include demand, checking, and savings deposits. The bank's loan portfolio comprises commercial, real estate, personal, home improvement, automobile, and other installment and term loans. Bank of the Commonwealth also offers other related services, such as title insurance services, online banking, trust, travelers' checks, safe deposit, lock box, customer note payment, collections, notary public, escrow, drive-in facility, and other customary banking services. The bank primarily invests in the obligations of the U.S. treasury and agency securities, mortgage-backed securities, and state and municipal securities. As of September 30, 2005, it operated three branches in Norfolk, four branches in Virginia Beach, two branches in Chesapeake, and one branch in Portsmouth. The bank also operated one mortgage branch office in Norfolk, one mortgage branch office in Gloucester, and one mortgage branch office in Richmond, Virginia. Commonwealth Bankshares was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
DOMINION RESOURCES BLACK WARRIOR TRUST (DOM)
Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust operates as the grantor trust in the United States. It acquires and holds certain overriding royalty interests burdening proved natural gas properties located in the Pottsville coal formation of the Black Warrior Basin, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. These properties comprise 34,212 gross acres of land in an area of approximately 5 miles wide and 23 miles long located on the Tuscaloosa to Bankhead Lake portion of the Black Warrior Basin. The royalty interests entitle the trust to receive 65% of the gross proceeds. As a grantor trust, Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust is not subject to federal income taxes. The trust was formed in 1994 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
CharterMac, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate finance company. It provides capital solutions to developers and owners of properties, as well as investment products to institutional and retail investors. The company operates in three segments: Portfolio Investing, Fund Management, and Mortgage Banking. The Portfolio Investing segment invests primarily in tax-exempt first mortgage revenue bonds issued by various state or local governments, agencies, or authorities, and other investments designed to produce federally tax-exempt income. The Fund Management segment sponsors real estate equity investment funds that primarily invest in low-income housing tax credit properties (LIHTC), and provides advisory services to an affiliated real estate investment trust, as well as participates in credit enhancement transactions. The Mortgage Banking segment originates and services primarily multifamily mortgage loans on behalf of third parties. In addition, the company sponsors the LIHTC equity funds through Fund Management segment. CharterMac is based in New York City.
LL&E Royalty Trust operates as an investment trust in the United States. It holds net over-riding royalty interests in oil and gas properties located in Alabama, Florida; and in federal waters offshore Louisiana. The trust also holds a 3% percent royalty interest in approximately 400,000 acres of The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company. LL&E Royalty Trust was formed in 1983 and is based in Austin, Texas.
WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION (WAL)
Western Alliance Bancorporation operates as a holding company for Bank of Nevada, Alliance Bank of Arizona, Torrey Pines Bank, and Alta Alliance Bank that provide various banking and related services in Nevada, Arizona, and California, the United States. It offers various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and other deposit accounts, including fixed-rate, fixed maturity retail certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, and non-retail certificates of deposit, as well as non-interest bearing deposits. The bank provides various loans, including commercial and residential real estate, construction and land development, commercial, and consumer loans. The principal types of construction loans include industrial/warehouse properties, office buildings, retail centers, medical facilities, restaurants, and single-family homes. Its commercial and industrial loans comprise working capital lines of credit, inventory and accounts receivable lines, equipment loans, and other commercial loans. The bank also originates residential mortgage loans secured by one-to four-family properties. Its consumer loan portfolio comprises home equity loans and lines of credit, home improvement loans, credit card loans, new and used automobile loans, and personal lines of credit. Western Alliance Bancorporation, through its nonbanking subsidiaries, provides cash management, trust administration and estate planning, equipment leasing, and custody and investment services. It provides its services to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real estate developers and investors, local non-profit organizations, high net worth individuals, and other consumers. As of December 31, 2006, the bank operated 31 branch offices. Western Alliance Bancorporation is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LMS MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC (LMZ)
LMS Medical Systems, Inc. engages in the research and development of technology in care management tools in the labor and delivery setting. It provides obstetrics and gynecology teams and hospitals with clinical decision support tools to assist them in achieving clinical interventions. It offers Computer Assisted Labor Management (CALM) product suite, which provides physicians, nursing staff, and risk managers with obstetrical decision support and risk management tools integrated into clinical information systems designed to improve outcomes and patient care for mothers and their infants during labor and delivery. CALM also performs various other functions, including electronic display and archiving of fetal monitor records, documentation, Web-based connectivity for secure remote viewing, and consultation. It also includes a database of pertinent perinatal data for analysis and research. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
ACA CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC (ACA)
ACA Capital Holdings, Inc., a holding company, provides financial guaranty insurance products to participants in the global credit derivative, structured finance capital, and municipal finance capital markets. It also provides asset management services to specific segments of the structured finance capital markets. The company selects, structures, and sells credit protection principally on highly rated liabilities of structured financings, including layers of risk of single tranche transactions and fully distributed CDOs, MBS and ABS transactions. It also provides financial guaranty insurance focusing on underserved segments of the public finance market and specific credits. The company's insured portfolio of bonds include higher education, health care revenue, tax-backed (non-general obligation), long-term care, general obligation, transportation revenue, housing revenue, not-for-profit, municipal utility revenue, investor-owned utilities, and other public bonds. In addition, it also serves as an asset manager of collateralized debt obligations for the benefit of the third party investors. The company was founded in 1997. It was formerly known as American Capital Access Holdings, Ltd. and changed its name to ACA Capital Holdings, Inc. in 2004. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.