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Can anyone tell me what's up with BACU? Good, bad or indifferent? Investors Business Daily highlighted the stock today, and they're about to transfer from NASDAQ to NYSE.

Friday July 17, 8:32 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
SOURCE: Bacou USA, Inc.
Bacou USA to Begin Trading on New York Stock Exchange
SMITHFIELD, R.I., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacou USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: BACU - news), a leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment, announced today that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has approved its application for listing. The company expects trading to begin on July 23 under the symbol ``BAU.' Until then, Bacou will continue trading on Nasdaq under the symbol ``BACU.'

``We view our move to the New York Stock Exchange as the next major step in our continuing growth as a public company,' Walter Stepan, vice chairman, president and chief executive officer of Bacou USA, said. ``We expect that being an NYSE-listed company will enhance our shareholder value by giving us greater access to the capital markets and improving the marketability and liquidity of our stock.'

Bacou USA, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells personal protective equipment, including non-prescription safety eyewear, disposable and reusable earplugs and ear muffs, supplied air and air purifying respirators, gas monitors, equipment for testing self-contained breathing apparatus, frames for prescription safety eyewear, vision-screening equipment and laser-protective eyewear. The company's products, marketed under Uvex(R), Howard Leight(R), Survivair(R), Pro-Tech(R), Biosystems(TM), Titmus(R), LaserVision(R) and Lase-R Shield(TM) brand names, are sold principally to industrial safety distributors, fire fighting equipment distributors and optical laboratories. News and information are available at the company's Web site at

SOURCE: Bacou USA, Inc.
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