BEAVERTON, Ore., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Epitope, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPTO) today announced that it has been informed by the Nasdaq Stock Market that Epitope common stock will commence trading ex-dividend on January 8, 1998. The ex-dividend date was previously reported incorrectly as December 23, 1997 by certain industry sources. On January 7, 1998, the company will distribute a previously announced dividend of one share of common stock of Agritope, Inc. for every five shares of Epitope common stock held of record at the close of business on December 26, 1997. From the record date through the close of business on January 7, 1998, Epitope common stock will trade with a due bill, entitling purchasers to receive the dividend of Agritope common stock. Epitope is an Oregon company that develops and markets medical diagnostic products. Agritope is an Oregon-based agricultural biotechnology company specializing in the development of new fruit and vegetable varieties.
Source: EPITOPE Inc.
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