Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Add a New Level of Possibilities in Navetti PricePoint™ Price Optimization Solutions

Advanced machine learning and analytical methods can be applied across all stages in the pricing waterfall, from centrally defined pricing strategies to locally adjusted specific executions for individual customer orders. It means that the system can be customized to individual client needs faster and reduces time to market for new features and developments, and Navetti is working with a range of blue-chip clients to develop customer-specific price optimization solutions. By applying these facilities across the different modules in Navetti PricePoint™, Navetti helps its customers understand, optimize and capture additional business opportunities through more precise pricing structures, more efficient internal handling and more predictable business outcomes.  Pricing and price optimization is already a big data business application, taking in and analysing millions of different data points from all aspects of the business environment, such as product specification details, transactional data (who bought what, when, where and how), supply chain situations, competitive environment and channel-specific conditions. Hence, it is no surprise that price optimization systems increasingly are applying advanced algorithms and machine learning capabilities to further enhance system capacity and capabilities. “Many vendors talk about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI & ML) as an add-on to their legacy systems”, says Andreas Westling, CEO of Navetti. “For us at Navetti, this kind of advanced adaptive intelligence has been a key perspective in our development of our solutions for a long time. Our Navetti PricePoint™ platform and its optimization algorithms have been designed to incorporate applied artificial intelligence and machine learning ever since we started to develop the fourth generation of Navetti PricePoint™. A key difference is that we apply AI & ML across the entire pricing waterfall, which means our customers can use this to improve all stages of the customer journey. Now we are taking the next step by making AI & ML a general engine for all pricing processes and their corresponding modules in Navetti PricePoint™, and we have already started to apply this together with several major clients when developing customer-specific solutions for both e-commerce and traditional manufacturing applications. In this way, we are offering our customers the best of two worlds: a fully developed off-the-shelf system that can be configured to our customer’s specifications, fully integrated and implemented in a matter of weeks, and an AI & ML engine for rapid additional developments. In addition, we expect AI & ML developments to take place across many other aspects of our customers’ businesses, and hence we have made sure that Navetti PricePoint™ can easily interact and be fully integrated with the AI & ML structures in other parts of our client’s IT solutions.” “Price optimization is not just about the actual price itself”, Westling continues. “But AI & ML usually starts by methods of recording and learning how different customers respond to different pricing strategies in different situations. By using machine learning techniques like logical inference, neural networks and heuristic search, we can align, adjust and optimize not just the specific price itself but the full customer purchasing experience to suit the transaction process, which has a positive impact on our client’s business objectives. However, most business situations are more complex than that, and hence we are also applying AI & ML in decision processes.” These include - Virtual product family creation and market segmentation, i.e. understanding which products and market segments are similar, and how these clusters differ from each other in terms of customer behaviour. - Customer value attribution, i.e. understanding how different features and product attributes generate value for different types of customers and market situations. - Deeper business logic understanding, i.e. understanding how complementary attributes such as competitive structures, customer support, supplier terms and conditions and supply mechanisms influence the pricing mechanics, and how these jointly help define both the optimum price and the total business impact. - Advanced demand forecasting, i.e. taking the price optimization results and applying them in the supply chain mechanism, allowing suppliers to balance their inventory and production cycles against expected demand levels. We know that when customers plan and implement price optimization systems, they look at three different benefits: - Sales and margin growth opportunity, i.e. identifying and turning business opportunities to bottom line results through market-driven and customer value-based price optimization. - Risk reduction, i.e. companies under pressure from customers and/or competitors with price harmonization needs use professional pricing systems to support them in their pricing logic and operational pricing activities to both reduce risks such as cross-border trading and improve perceived quality. - Operational efficiency, i.e.  the ability to take pricing decisions faster and more efficiently throughout the organization. “With artificial intelligence and machine learning across the entire Navetti PricePoint™ system structure, we are helping customers use price optimization logic across the business operations, with a considerable impact across all three benefit dimensions,” Westling concludes.

OmniByte joins IFS Partner Network to Resell and Implement Field Service Management Software

OmniByte will act as a channel partner to sell and implement IFS Field Service Management  and IFS Planning and Scheduling Optimization  (IFS’s dynamic scheduling engine) to the broader specialty contractor vertical. IFS and OmniByte are already actively engaged in joint go-to-market and customer implementation activites. “In the market OmniByte serves, we see a lack of good, ERP-agnostic field service management applications,” OmniByte Chief Marketing Officer Mike Neuser said. “Some solutions are under-developed and very constrained in their functional scope, lack a highly configurable and scalable work force mobile solution and aren’t keeping pace with emerging technologies. Others are nearing the end of their lifecycle and are becoming burning platforms. We see IFS Field Service Management as the strongest offering on the market today, with complete and powerful industry functionality, including a dynamic scheduling engine, a strong mobile solution, an IoT business connector, a considerable investment in R&D, and a history of successful integrations with a broad spectrum of ERP systems. Many customers don’t need a new ERP system. They just need a game changing and compelling field service management solution.” IFS Director of Partner Alliances for North America Parker Zanios added, “The team at OmniByte exemplifies what we look for in a partner organization. They bring documented domain-specific knowledge and are well-respected in the markets they serve. They are trained in our solutions and implementation methodology, but we expect to learn quite a bit from them as well. We have confidence in their abilities and commitment to growing the family of companies running IFS Field Service Management.” More information about IFS Field Service Management can be found here:

Fritz Schur is stepping down as Chairman and as a member of the Board of SAS from the 2018 Annual General Meeting

Fritz Schur has been a member of the Board of SAS AB since 2001 and its Chairman since 2008. “In my time on the Board, SAS has undergone a total transformation. Above all, cost levels have declined significantly, which has enabled SAS to lower ticket prices. This has lead to considerably improved competitiveness. After a number of years with negative earnings, for the third consecutive year, SAS has posted billion-krona earnings and, moreover, recently delivered its best results for 20 years. With Rickard Gustafson and his team, SAS has a highly qualified management team and given the expectations for 2018, this is an appropriate moment to change Chairman,” says Fritz Schur. Fritz Schur has already given the Nomination Committee notice to enable the search for a new Chairman to commence. SAS President and CEO Rickard Gustafson is grateful for Fritz Schur’s considerable contribution to SAS. “During Fritz Schur’s time as Chairman, SAS has undergone a major transformation to meet increased global competition. Operations have been fundamentally changed, from the destinations offered, the customer offering and the cost structure to production platforms and the aircraft fleet. Fritz Schur’s chairmanship and his considerable commitment have been decisive in this change process and key to bringing about SAS’s current position, where the company can look forward and further strengthen its position as the natural choice for all passengers who need to travel to, from and within Scandinavia,” says Rickard Gustafson. “It has been both important and challenging to participate in rebuilding a strong SAS, and I would like to thank the state shareholders, Board colleagues, and SAS’s management and employees for a rewarding partnership. SAS is an icon for Scandinavian commerce, and I consider, and always have done, SAS to be an extremely important Scandinavian business and one that cannot be allowed to just fade away. I wish the company the very best on its continued journey,” concludes Fritz Schur. The AGM of SAS is planned to be held on March 5, 2018.

STARBREEZE brings iNK Stories Virtual Reality experience “HERO” to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival January 18-28

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, together with iNK Stories, will premiere the Vérité VR Experience HERO as a part of Sundance Institute New Frontier initiative. HERO will be featured during the festival January 18-28 at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT. HERO comes from the award-winning studio iNK Stories that brought us 1979 REVOLUTION: Black Friday. iNK Stories, in partnership with Starbreeze Studios, have created an immersive, large-scale installation that explores humanity in our modern era of civilian warfare. When the world around you is shattered and you hear the cries for help, what do you do? Put on the headset and ask yourself – What does it really mean to be a Hero? A Verite VR experience, HERO blends interactivity with a Cinema Verite documentary approach to create a groundbreaking immersive experience. Featuring physical sensations of touch, deep and powerful audioscape, vivid environmental effects, and more - HERO gives audiences a full sensory experience. iNk Stories and Starbreeze are excited to premiere this new format of storytelling with the world. Hero also includes groundbreaking sound design utilizing DTSX object-based audio from Xperi  and realized with 30 speakers, subwoofers and advanced playback from QSC. The collaboration with DTS and Starbreeze redefines a location-based VR experience and takes experiential storytelling to a whole new level. Sundance Institute showcases a curated collection of cutting-edge independent experimental media works by creators who are pushing the artistic development of the new mediums of VR, AR, mixed reality (MR) and AI. The 2018 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival offers some of the most innovative independent production and experimentation at the crossroads of film, art and technology that is being created today. HERO is part of Starbreeze Virtual Reality (VR) experiences produced under its Publishing arm to be produced for future Location Based Initiatives (LBE) in the StarVR Virtual Reality HMD. Each experience aims to push the bar far beyond what’s possible in-home use setups. ### Download the latest Starbreeze press assets here:  For appointments and press requests at Sundance:Brooks Brown, Global Director of VRTel: (310) 795-7288, email:  For more information on iNK Stories, please contact:Andres Perez-Duarte, PartnerTel: (917.675.9624), email: For more information, please contact:Maeva Sponbergs, EVP CommunicationTel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: ( 

Preliminary revenues and operating profit for NetEnt in the fourth quarter of 2017

The difference between market estimates and the preliminary operating profit of NetEnt in the fourth quarter 2017 is due to lower-than-expected revenue growth. During 2017, NetEnt phased out deliveries of games to operators in Australia, Poland and Czech Republic. In the fourth quarter, this had a negative effect on revenue growth of around three percentage points. Further, underlying revenue growth in some of NetEnt’s markets was lower than expected in the quarter. NetEnt’s business continued to generate a solid cash flow in the fourth quarter and the dividend for 2017 will be at least in line with 2016 year’s level. A telephone conference will be held today at 9:30 a.m. (CET) with NetEnt’s President and CEO Per Eriksson and Therese Hillman, CFO. To participate in the telephone conference, with the possibility to ask questions, please dial:UK: +44 20 30089801SE: +46 8 56642662The conference call will also be available on the web, the link is The financial figures presented above are preliminary. The earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2017 will be released as planned on February 15th, 2018 at 7.30 a.m. (CET). For additional information please contact:Per Eriksson, President and CEO of NetEntPhone: +46 8 5785 Therese Hillman, CFO of NetEntPhone: +46 8 5785 Roland Glasfors, Investor Relations, NetEntPhone +46 760 024 This information is information that NetEnt AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 07:30 CET on January 16th, 2018. About NetEntNetEnt AB (publ) is a leading digital entertainment company, providing premium gaming solutions to the world’s most successful online casino operators. Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by a cutting-edge platform. NetEnt is committed to helping customers stay ahead of the competition, is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm (NET–B) and employs more than 900 people in Stockholm, Malta, Kiev, Krakow, Gothenburg, Gibraltar and New Jersey.

Scandic predicts lower earnings for the fourth quarter

Scandic Hotels estimates that adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter 2017 will be around 330 MSEK. For the fourth quarter of 2016 adjusted EBITDA amounted to 392 MSEK adjusted for a one-off gain of 65 MSEK. The deviation is explained by lower earnings in the Swedish operations and one-time costs for central functions. Earnings development in Norway and Other Nordics & Europe have remained positive during the quarter. Scandic estimates that adjusted EBITDA for the Swedish operations will be approximately 200 MSEK for the fourth quarter compared with 264 MSEK in the fourth quarter of the previous year, adjusted for a one-off gain of 65 MSEK. The decline in earnings is primarily attributable to operations in Stockholm where the market was weak in the quarter, and costs were not fully adjusted in line with the weaker LFL sales development. Adjusted EBITDA for Scandic Hotels’ central functions is estimated to amount to approximately -140 MSEK for the fourth quarter compared with -103 MSEK for the corresponding period in 2016. The variance is mainly due to a number of one-time items. The result includes, among other things, costs for Scandic’s long-term incentive programs and other non-recurring personnel costs. Earnings figures are preliminary and have not been reviewed by the company's auditor. Scandic Hotels will publish its Year-end Report for 2017 on 20 February at 07:30 CET. For more information, please contact:Even Frydenberg, President & CEOPhone: +46 8 173 50 00 Jan Johansson, Chief Financial OfficerEmail: jan.johansson@scandichotels.comPhone: +46 70 575 89 72 Henrik Vikström, Director Investor RelationsEmail: henrik.vikstrom@scandichotels.comPhone: +46 709 52 80 06 This information is information that Scandic Hotels Group AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 07.30 CET on 16 January. About Scandic                                                                                                                      Scandic is the largest hotel company in the Nordic region with 15,000 team members and a network of close to 230 hotels with about 45,000 hotel rooms in operation and under development. Scandic Friends is the biggest loyalty program in the Nordic hotel sector with 2 million members. Corporate responsibility has always been a part of Scandic’s DNA and Scandic has been named Best Hotel Brand in the Nordic countries (BDRC). Since December 2, 2015, Scandic has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.   

Keliber's lithium chemical plant will be located in Kokkola

Keliber continues to prepare the lithium production as a solution of two production sites. The company's lithium deposits and future mines are located in Kaustinen, Kokkola and Kruunupyy. The ore from the mines will be processed in the concentration plant at Kaustinen Kalavesi. The lithium chemical plant, where the spodumene concentrate is further processed into lithium carbonate, will be located in Kokkola KIP area. KIP area has ready and established industrial infrastructure. Similarly, a variety of industrial commodities and services needed by Keliber are available in the area. Also, the water treatment and waste treatment solutions are already in place. Several major chemical industry players are located in the area, with co-operation in access control, security and other safety services, fire and rescue duties and statutory environmental monitoring. "After extensive and careful review, we decided to place our lithium chemical plant in Kokkola KIP area. The decision was particularly based on the ready infrastructure of the KIP area, availability of a variety of commodities and services and the environmental aspects of existing water treatment and waste management solutions. In addition, the location of the chemical plant in Kokkola will give us more flexibility in the future in different market conditions. We also recognize that this decision has a positive impact on funding negotiations and future financing of our lithium production," says Mr. Pertti Lamberg, CEO of Keliber Oy. For further information, please contact: Pertti Lamberg, CEO, tel. +358 50 5991 189

RayStation selected for new Carbon ion therapy center in Japan

RayStation* has been chosen as the treatment planning system for a new carbon-ion therapy facility which is under construction at Yamagata University Hospital in northern Japan. The order represents the first RayStation carbon ion installation in Japan. Carbon ion therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that precisely targets cancer cells with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The technique uses a carbon ion beam, accelerated up to 70% of the speed of light. Carbon ion beams are highly effective in destroying cancer cells, and the technique can be effective for cancers that are resistant to X-rays. An additional advantage is that the treatment period often is shorter than for other forms of radiation therapy. RayStation was selected jointly by Yamagata University Hospital and Toshiba, which is supplying the treatment delivery system. The decision was motivated by RayStation’s outstanding functionality and comprehensive support for this cutting-edge treatment technique. The RayStation installation will include modules for carbon pencil beam scanning with robust biological optimization (using both the MKM and LEM models), deformable registration, dose tracking and adaptive therapy. The facility expects to treat its first patients by early 2020. Toshiba’s treatment delivery system will comprise two treatment rooms, a fixed-port room and a 360-degree rotating compact superconducting gantry. The facility will be the most compact carbon ion installation in the world, and one of the few integrated into a general hospital. Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: “RaySearch is committed to providing the leading support for cutting-edge techniques such as carbon ion therapy, and we are very pleased to meet the needs of Yamagata University Hospital and Toshiba. RayStation has a strong and growing user base in Japan, and we will continue to focus resources on this technologically advanced market.”   About Yamagata University HospitalYamagata University Hospital is a major general hospital located in Yamagata prefecture, northern Japan. Established in 1976, the hospital offers a wide range of medical specialties, including oncology. The hospital’s clinical cancer center was established in 2007. Yamagata University Hospital works to pursue its philosophy of “deeply humane and reliable medical care.” About RayStationRayStation integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines unique features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s market-leading algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron, proton and carbon ion therapy*. The system is built on the latest software architecture and features a graphical user interface with state-of-the-art usability. About RaySearchRaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions for improved cancer treatment. RaySearch markets the RayStation treatment planning system to clinics all over the world and distributes products through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. The company recently launched the next-generation oncology information system, RayCare*, which comprises a new product area for RaySearch. RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. The company was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since November 2003. To learn more about RaySearch, go to: * Subject to regulatory clearance in some markets.  For further information, please contact:Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)Telephone: +46 (0)8-510 530

Alimak Group has signed a contract for a vertical access maintenance solution for Battersea Power Station with an order value of approximately MSEK 21

Battersea Power Station, which was fully decommissioned in 1983, is being redeveloped as part of an eight-phased project. CoxGomyl successfully installed the BMU systems in Phase 1 of the development and has now been awarded the contract for Phase 2. The second phase’s solution includes several short reach roof mounted Building Maintenance Units, as well as internal gantry and monorail systems and service, support and maintenance during the construction phase. This enables full access for maintenance purposes on the mixed-use development on the south bank of the Thames which will be home to Apple’s new London Campus, 253 new residential homes and a 6-acre park. The equipment will be supplied and installed from the end of 2018 to the beginning of 2020. “We are very pleased to be working for the second time on Battersea Power Station with Battersea Phase 2 Development Company Limited and with their construction Manager MACE, with whom we have a long and successful history of projects. CoxGomyl UK installed the BMU systems on Phase 1 of the development and were again the preferred bidder for custom solutions designed to support reliable, safe and efficient access to complex structures. With our deep knowledge and experience as global market leader in the BMU segment, we could once again meet the high performance criteria required by the customer”, says Tormod Gunleiksrud, CEO Alimak Group.  For further information, contact: Tormod Gunleiksrud, CEO, +46 8 402 14 40 Mathilda Eriksson, IR Manager, +46 8 402 14 41 This information is information that Alimak Group AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 08:30 CET on 16 January 2018. About Alimak Group Alimak Group is a world-leading provider of vertical access solutions for industrial and construction industries. With presence in more than 100 countries, Alimak develops, manufactures, sells and provides service to vertical access solutions with focus on adding customer value through greater safety, higher productivity and improved cost efficiency. The Group´s products and solutions are sold under the brands Alimak Hek, CoxGomyl, Manntech and Avanti. Alimak has an installed base of more than 66,000 elevators, hoists, platforms, service lifts and building maintenance units around the world. Founded in Sweden 1948 Alimak has its headquarters in Stockholm, 12 manufacturing facilities in 8 countries and 2,400 employees around the world. 

ExpreS2ion resolves on a preferential rights issue to accelerate the Company’s development

The proceeds from the preferential rights issue are expected to finance:  · Working capital to, on its own, pursue additional projects regarding vaccines and candidate drugs that the Company regularly encounter on the market.  · Resources to create more value in the joint venture AdaptVac and its development projects.  · Further development of the Company’s platform with new products that will strengthen the Company's position in new market segments and generate new clients, thereby increasing the Company's short-term earnings as well as long-term possibilities.  A comment from CEO Steen Klysner  "Our positive development since the listing in 2016 has increased the Company's revenue significantly, and at the same time we have reached a unique and favourable position in the market. The Company's board and management, together with major shareholders, deem the Company’s limited working capital a limiting factor in developing the Company in an optimal way. We regularly encounter opportunities with potential to create significant value for the Company, that we are forced to decline because of resource shortages. The number of opportunities has increased, both thanks to our joint ownership in the promising company AdaptVac and as a direct consequence of our increased market efforts. Additional capital would increase the pace of our process towards achieving critical mass for our core activities, ensure a strong value development for the Company's existing assets, and at the same time enable us to invest in and develop additional assets. The strong confidence in the Company is seen not in the least through subscription commitments of approximately 57 % from management, major shareholders and institutions.  Purpose of the preferential rights issue ExpreS2ion has increased the number of projects and its revenue during the last 12 months. Additionally, in 2017, the joint venture AdaptVac ApS was formed together with NextGen Vaccines ApS, a spin-out from the University of Copenhagen, which has a synergistic and revolutionary platform technology for vaccines and vaccine-like treatments, and a pipeline of early, promising pharmaceutical projects. To finance this opportunity, ExpreS2ion carried out a preferential rights issue of around MSEK 3.9 in August 2017. In addition to the therapeutic, breast cancer related vaccine previously made public by the Company, the AdaptVac pipeline contains another candidate that, in early studies, has shown promising results compared to existing therapies/vaccines. Due to competitive reasons, the Company cannot announce which indications this candidate is developed for at this time, but the plug-and-play procedure that is integrated in the technology is ideal for quickly developing advanced candidate drugs. With additional resources, the pace for initiating the development of one-two new candidates can be increased. Following the Company's success with the applied development strategy, and the opportunities it has created, the board, management and major shareholders now deem this strategy and business model, primarily based on financing business development by increasing core business revenues, to be insufficient in enabling the Company to pursue encountered opportunities in an optimal way going forward. Currently, the Company is mainly relying on on-going revenue to finance development activities, which results in lost revenues and business opportunities in situations where a larger working capital would enable the Company to benefit from market needs and utilise additional opportunities to create value with significant potential. Additional capital would also increase the pace of the ongoing development of the Company's core activities, thus accelerating the process of achieving critical mass and the financial strength and economies of scale that this would entail. Additionally, an increase of liquid funds would ensure a higher pace in the development of existing pharmaceutical assets in the joint venture AdaptVac, as well as enable the Company to enter into new agreements and initiate projects for highly valued pharmaceutical assets and other similar opportunities.   In view of the above, ExpreS2ion is now planning to carry out a preferential rights issue of approximately MSEK 19.2 to finance a development plan consisting of a number of selected elements that combined will enable consolidation, development and expansion of the Company’s core business into a profitable and revenue generating platform. This will also enable the Company to invest in AdaptVac to increase the value of its technology platform and pharmaceutical projects significantly, and to pursue new opportunities to create value in synergy with the Company’s platform.   Summary of the offer  · Subscription period: February 8 - 27 2018  · Subscription price: SEK 8.00 per share  · Volume of issuance: The offer comprises a maximum of 2,400,403 shares, corresponding to SEK  19,203,224  · Record date and preferential right: Those registered as shareholders in ExpreS2ion Biotech Holding AB on the record date February 2, 2018 have preferential right to subscribe for shares in the planned rights issue. For each held share, one (1) subscription right is received. Four (4) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) new share. Please note that the public is also invited to subscribe for shares in the rights issue  · Number of shares prior to the rights issue: 9,601,612 shares  · Trading period of subscription rights: Trading with subscription rights will be conducted through Nasdaq Stockholm First North from February 8 until February 23, 2018  · Company valuation (pre-money): Approximately MSEK 76.8  · Trading period of BTAs: Trading with BTAs will be conducted through Nasdaq Stockholm First North from February 8, 2018 until the rights issue is registered at the Swedish Company Authority (“Bolagsverket”). The registration is expected to be finished in the middle of March 2018.  · Subscription commitments: ExpreS2ion has received subscription commitments of approximately MSEK 10.9 corresponding to approximately 57 percent of the right issue’s total volume, from persons and entities including the management of the company, major shareholders and institutions  Full terms and instructions, information on subscription commitments and memorandum, teaser and subscription form without preferential right will be published on the company's ( and Sedermera Fondkommissions ( websites no later than the beginning of the subscription period.  Financial advisor Sedermera Fondkommission is ExpreS2ion’s financial advisor in connection with the preferential rights issue. Certified Adviser  Sedermera Fondkommission is the Certified Adviser of ExpreS2ion Biotech Holding AB.

Non-cash charge from concluded impairment and revaluated U.S. tax assets

· Impairment testing, announced in conjunction with restated numbers according to new segment structure December 8, 2017, is finalized resulting in SEK 14.2 b. write-down · Revaluation of U.S. deferred tax assets due to change in U.S. corporate income tax rate, resulting in a non-cash tax charge of SEK 1.0 b. · No impact on cash flow, but impairments will have negative impact on reported Operating Income mainly in segments Digital Services and Other, while tax asset revaluation will impact income tax expenses, in Q4 2017 · All numbers are unaudited, final numbers will be published in the Q4 2017 report Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) impairment testing that was announced in conjunction with the restated financials according to new segment structure on December 8, 2017, is completed. This followed the focused business strategy announced in March 2017 and further detailed at the Capital Markets Day, November 8, 2017. The result of the impairment testing is a write-down of SEK 14.2 b. distributed as follows: Segment Digital Services: impairment of SEK 6.7 b. of goodwill and SEK 0.4 b. of intangible assets Segment Other: impairment of SEK 6.0 b. of goodwill, SEK 0.3 b. of intangible assets, and SEK 0.4 b. of fixed assets Segment Managed Services: impairment of SEK 0.3 b. of deferred costs related to termination of certain transformation activities Segment Networks: impairment of SEK 0.2 b. of capitalized development expenses related to technologies that are no longer planned to be used The majority of goodwill originates from investments made 10 years ago or more, and has limited relevance for Ericsson’s business going forward. All impairments are non-cash accounting adjustments. The adjustments have no influence on Ericsson’s commitment to executing its strategies and to investing in technology to support customers’ success. U.S. tax asset revaluation The lowering of the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% (effective 1 January 2018) requires a revaluation of U.S. deferred tax assets. The current estimated impact will be a non-cash charge to the Group income statement of approximately SEK 1.0 b. that will impact income tax expenses. The impairments and the tax asset revaluation will impact reported net income in Q4 2017, but have no impact on Ericsson’s cash flow and cash position in Q4 2017. Ericsson’s gross and net cash position remain strong. An impairment is not an indication of the performance of the business in the quarter. Ericsson’s fourth quarter and full year 2017 earnings report is scheduled for January 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Contacts investors and financial analysts: Peter Nyquist, Head of Investor RelationsPhone: +46 10 714 64 99E-mail: Åsa Konnbjer, Director, Investor RelationsPhone: +46 10 713 39 28 E-mail: Stefan Jelvin, Director, Investor RelationsPhone: +46 10 714 20 39E-mail: Rikard Tunedal, Director, Investor RelationsPhone: +46 10 714 54 00E-mail: Contacts media enquiries: Peter Olofsson, Head of Corporate CommunicationsPhone: +46 10 719 18 80E-mail: Corporate CommunicationsPhone: +46 10 719 69 92E-mail: NOTES TO EDITORS For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit FOLLOW US:  MORE INFORMATION AT: News Center (+46 10 719 69 92) (+46 10 719 00 00) Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on

Hospital for Special Surgery invests in Sectra orthopaedic 3D planning software for improved surgical outcomes

“Sectra’s innovative 3D solutions will enable us to make full use of the acquired images, resulting in cutting edge delivery of care to our orthopaedic patients,” says William M. Ricci, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Service at HSS. “This 3D platform will improve the quality of pre-operative planning with potential for improved surgical outcomes.” The 3D pre-operative planning solution includes tools that allow the surgeon to render standard CT images into a three-dimensional interactive image that can be segmented, manipulated, mirrored, templated and 3D printed. The software will integrate with the existing Sectra radiology PACS at HSS to enable surgeons immediate access from anywhere in the hospital. “This agreement adds software tools for advanced 3D virtual fracture reduction and trauma planning as well as efficient tools for 3D spine planning into the hands of all surgeons at HSS,” says Gustaf Schwang, General Manager Business Unit Orthopaedics at Sectra. “It also includes collaborative development of software, intended to deepen both companies’ leadership position in our respective markets.” Video: Sectra's 3D Trauma Pelvic  Sectra at AAOSVisit Sectra at booth #3967 where the orthopaedic solution will be showcased.Read more and secure your meeting with Sectra at AAOS . About Sectra Enterprise ImagingWith more than 25 years of innovation and 1,700 installations, Sectra is a leading global provider of imaging IT solutions that support healthcare in achieving patient-centric care. The orthopaedic solution is part of Sectra’s complete enterprise imaging offering which is comprised of PACS for imaging-intense departments—radiology, orthopaedics, pathology and cardiology, VNA and Cross Enterprise Workflow solutions. Using the same technical platform, customers can easily extend a departmental solution to create a comprehensive VNA and enterprise image management solution without major investments or the replacement of existing components. Read more about Sectra and why Sectra PACS is “Best in KLAS” at

Play’n GO’s games now certified in Spain and Colombia

16th January 2018 – Omni-channel slots specialist Play’n GO has been licensed and certified as compliant to supply its games to two more major markets, Spain and Colombia. Rigorous certification processes recently confirmed that the two jurisdictions will allow Play’n GO titles to be used by locally licensed operators. The Spanish igaming sector has confirmed its position as one of Europe’s largest markets of late, while the Colombian industry looks to continue its impressive growth of the last year, and Play’n GO will look to exploit these opportunities with a concerted sales push in the coming months. The supplier is already compatible with numerous jurisdictions, including Alderney, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, Malta, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Lithuania, Latvia and Romania, with other territories currently in the process of confirming Play’n GO’s games. Sissel Weitzhandler, Group Compliance Manager of Play’n GO, said: “Play’n GO has a strong history of providing quality, certified gaming content to European and LatAm operators, and it’s these licences which make us attractive to local operators. “These in-depth certification processes differ from country to country, so it’s testament to our compliance team that we’ve acquired these without any issues, particularly with Spain and Colombia’s regulatory environments being so different. “Each certification program or software licence we acquire secures our position as the leading games provider to regulated markets, and the experience gained throughout the numerous processes will benefit us as we continue to grow into new territories.” Play’n GO will showcase its new product verticals on stand N3-460 at ICE 2018, with delegates able to see how its expanded expertise and gaming provision can benefit both online and land-based casino operations. ENDS

Consumers’ 5G wish list outlines action plan for operators

What will it take for operators to gain consumers’ trust as they gear up for a 5G future? Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today presented Towards a 5G consumer future – its Consumer and Industry Insight report that discusses the six calls to action from consumers that operators need to act upon to provide a foundation for adoption of 5G technology. The report , the biggest 5G consumer expectation study to date, represents the views of 800 million smartphone users worldwide. Jasmeet Sethi, Senior Advisor, Ericsson Consumer & Industry Lab, says: “Our latest study does not look at a consumer view on 5G in isolation, but rather uncovers unmet consumer needs that must be fulfilled by operators on the way to 5G. From offering an effortless buying experience to focusing on real network performance, consumers are demanding changes they would like to see already made today.” Here are the six consumer calls to action: Provide us with effortless buying experience Consumers perceive the telecom market to be too complex. With six in 10 smartphone users grappling with the complexity of mobile data plans, there is considerable misalignment between what users buy and what they use. With only three in 10 smartphone users satisfied with the way their operator presents plans online, the digital telecom experience is neither simple nor effortless. Offer us a sense of the unlimited Consumers aren’t counting on unlimited data plans, but they are looking for a sense of the unlimited. Peace of mind rather than actual use is the main motivator behind buying unlimited data plans and operators are urged to explore alternative ways to offer this feeling of freedom. Treat gigabytes as currency The average smartphone user has 31 gigabytes of unused mobile data left over per year, enough to make 65 hours of video calls, spend 517 hours streaming music, or binge-watch six seasons of a TV show like Game of Thrones, equating to as much as 1.5 terabytes over their lifetime. Two in five consumers would like to use this excess as currency and expect to be able to save, trade or gift unused data. Offer us more than just data buckets Faster broadband speeds and fair wireless contracts are considered more important than the data buckets that currently dominate the market. As bundled video content and innovative data plans play an increasingly important role in the choice of operator and service bundle, consumers want operators to innovate, evolve and personalize data plans. Give us more with 5G Contrary to the belief that consumers are uninterested in 5G, globally the idea of 5G services appeals to 76 percent of smartphone users; 44 percent are in fact willing to pay for 5G. Consumers expect most 5G services to go mainstream within 3 to 4 years of the launch and over 50 percent expect to be using 5G-enriched services within two years of the launch. Over a third expect 5G to offer capabilities beyond speed, network coverage and lower prices: improvements such as better battery life and the ability to connect not only devices but also the Internet of Things. Consumers also predict an end to paying for gigabytes consumed and instead expect to pay a single fee for each 5G service or connected device. Keep networks real for us Moving towards a 5G future, consumers are calling on operators to avoid baseless marketing slogans and instead focus on real network experience, increasing the honesty of their marketing. The report shows that only four percent trust operators’ own advertising and network performance statistics. The insights in the report are based on Ericsson ConsumerLab’s global research activities  of more than 20 years, and draw on data from a survey of 14,000 iPhone and Android smartphone users aged between 15 and 65. The views expressed in the survey are representative of 800 million consumers across Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the UK and the US. For more detailed information, please download the full report here .   NOTES TO EDITORS For media kits, backgrounders, and high-resolution photos, please visit FOLLOW US:  MORE INFORMATION AT: News Center 10 719 69 92) 10 719 00 00) Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on

Axel Johnson International expands fluid handling service capacity in France

AxFlow France, part of the Fluid Handling Solutions business group of Axel Johnson International, has taken a strategic step to strengthen its service capacity in the French fluid handling market with the acquisition of RDC Production. The acquisition is in line with AxFlow’s strategy of growing by adding value-added service as a differentiator from its competition. The transaction closed January 12. RDC specialises in industrial equipment service and maintenance for pumps, heat exchangers, homogenizers, and valves. It also conducts integrity tests on exchangers and tanks and offers multi-brand equipment, spare parts and tailor-made systems. Based in the west of Paris, RDC operates in well equipped, modern facilities with 43 employees which include many highly skilled technicians with the expertise to take on a broad range of service applications. “RDC is a solid, well-respected provider of fluid handling service for the food, pharma, chemicals, petrochemicals and cosmetics – all important business segments for AxFlow,” says Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding. “Adding RDC’s expertise in service will reinforce our solution-provider strategy and allow us to improve the service offer in the French market.” Meanwhile, RDC is expected to benefit from the increased visibility and sales activity generated through AxFlow sales staff as well as through knowledge-sharing between the companies. “Joining an internationally renowned group like AxFlow is a real opportunity for RDC Productions to develop! We are honoured to now be a part of it," says Raymond Chevallier, "This will offer great opportunities to our staff, and our future together will ensure sustainable and profitable growth. RDC and AxFlow are two complementary companies, and the synergy of their know-how will be the key to success.”   For further information, please contact: Hans Glemstedt, Head of Strategy and M&A, Axel Johnson International, +46 (0)8 453 77 41, Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding, +46 (0)8 545 476 72, Lars Carlson, CFO of AxFlow Holding, +46 (0)702 74 05 35,   AxFlow France has been active in the French market for nearly 30 years. It is part of the AxFlow Group, the Fluid Handling Solutions business group within Axel Johnson International. The AxFlow Group is active in 27 countries and has approximately 600 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 180 million.  

Soil Machine Dynamics (Shanghai) selects IFS Applications to optimize project-based manufacturing processes

Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) (Shanghai) is the newly-established subsidiary of Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co., Ltd. (TEC), one of the world’s largest suppliers of deep-sea robots as well as the world’s leading underwater engineering manufacturer of subsea vehicles for offshore energy and mining. With the strong technical support from TEC, SMD (Shanghai) is dedicated to becoming the marine equipment industry leader in China. To achieve these goals, SMD (Shanghai) needed a comprehensive and unified ERP platform to support its key business processes and streamline its project-based manufacturing processes. After a comprehensive vendor evaluation, IFS was selected over TEC’s current ERP provider thanks to its innovative approach, extensive industry expertise and the successful customer references in this sector. IFS Applications will be deployed as central backbone to fully support SMD (Shanghai)’s business-critical processes including asset management, manufacturing, project management, finance and HR, business analytics, contract management, document management, work order management and quality management. The implementation of this comprehensive ERP solution will play a key role in powering the company’s continued growth. “The implementation of IFS enterprise software is a strategic and significant decision for our company,” said Mr. Ouyang, the deputy general manager of SMD (Shanghai), “We were very impressed with the strong capabilities of IFS Applications, its vast array of local and global customer references as well as industry analysts’ confidence in the solution. It was clear to us that IFS Applications was the most fitting solution to meet our needs and achieve our objectives. We therefore really look forward to the rapid implementation, along with a fruitful long-term collaboration with IFS.” “We are honored to welcome SMD (Shanghai) to our already strong client base in the manufacturing sector,” Raymond Lam, general manager of IFS in China added, “IFS fully understands the business challenges associated with such a large-scale implementation. With our extensive industry expertise, best practices and strong domestic presence, we are confident to deliver an outstanding integrated solution that well meets the high standards of SMD (Shanghai), to help streamline key business processes across markets as well as bring about greater visibility and integrity throughout the company’s operations for its strategic growth.” For more information on how IFS helps companies in the industrial manufacturing industry, visit:

Vontobel issues first bitcoin open end tracker on NGM Sweden

The Vontobel certificate on Bitcoin in SEK is an open end tracker certificate that offers investors a simple tradable market access to invest in bitcoin. Having issued the first bitcoin tracker certificate in Switzerland and Germany as well as Mini Futures Short in Switzerland, which enable investors to trade on a falling Bitcoin price, the listing of the Bitcoin tracker certificate at NGM marks a Vontobel premiere in Sweden, since local investors will now be able to trade Vontobel high market making quality in the dedicated retail investor segment of NGM.. The tracker certificate is an attractive alternative to the direct investment in the cryptocurrency and provides various advantages: the tracker certificate is tradable like a stock on NGM, i.e. trading hours, market making quality as well as liquidity and settlement quality from a proven regulated exchange will be claimed. Investors do not have to get access to unregulated Bitcoin exchanges and intransparent settlement processes as well as to take care of digital storage on their private wallets. All this is provided by Vontobel as the issuer of the certificate. However, investors have to take into account the issuer risk of Vontobel as well as the market risk of Bitcoin as the respective underlying. The certificate has an open end structure and a yearly management fee of 1,5% p.a. A listing application has been submitted for admission to NGM. The first day of trading will be 16 January 2018. Starting on the launch day, investors will be able to trade the Vontobel open end tracker certificate on the secondary market, i.e. buying or selling at the applicable bid/offer prices. “The new bitcoin certificate will give investors a simple and transparent instrument of investing in Bitcoin on NGM. Vontobel is thus once again demonstrating its capacity for innovation as one of Sweden’s leading providers of structured products,” said Heiko Geiger, Head of Public Distribution Europe at Vontobel Investment Banking. “It is our pleasure to announce that Vontobel is the first issuer to offer an open end tracker certificate on bitcoin cryptocurrency. This will further strengthen our position on the Nordic derivatives market” says Tommy Fransson, deputy CEO of NGM. Vontobel was the first to launch an investment product on bitcoin in Switzerland in July 2016 and in Germany in November 2016. The trackers on bitcoin launched in Switzerland proved to be a large success. In 2017, both Bitcoin tracker certificates aggregated to a total volume of more than 500 Mio CHF on the Swiss Exchange SWX and range together on No. 2 based on turnover. Concerning transactions, both tracker certificates generated by far the most transactions and ranged as No. 1 and No. 2 in the statistics. Bitcoin was the second most traded instrument by turnover as well as by transactions in Germany. Vontobel Investment Banking Vontobel Investment Banking creates specialized investment solutions for private and institutional clients. We follow a customer-centered digital business model, manage risks carefully, and build compelling service packages to get our clients ahead. We emphasize on truly understanding our clients’ needs. We use our expertise to anticipate trend reversals, risks as well as opportunities, in order to successfully exploit them for you. We only do, what we master and develop solutions we believe in. We take clear decisions and act with determination. We are proud of our specialized offering, which includes structured products, transaction banking, corporate finance, brokerage, as well as solutions for External Investment Advisors, and digital platforms. For our competence in Research, we regularly get awarded. This is how we create added value for you. Legal information This document is for information purposes only and does notconstitute an offer of any kind. The services described in the document aresupplied under the agreement signed with the service recipient. The nature,scope and prices of services and products may vary from one country to anotherand may change without notice at any time. Certain services and products arenot available worldwide or from all companies of Vontobel. In addition, theymay be subject to legal restrictions in certain countries. VontobelGotthardstrasse 43, 8022 ZürichSwitzerlandT +41 58 283

InCoax takes position on the MoCA Alliance board

During 2017, InCoax has, through Mr. Helge Tiainen, chaired the MoCA Access Work Group. Due to this work, InCoax, as from today, has been elevated to Promoter member, which means, among other things, that InCoax takes place on the board of the MoCA Alliance. Below and here  you will find the press release issued earlier today by the MoCA Alliance. InCoax Networks AB, of Gävle, Sweden has been elevated to Promoter membership status within MoCA.  As a Promoter member, InCoax will also take a position on the MoCA Board of Directors. InCoax designs, manufactures and markets networking equipment using the MoCA 2.5 Access specification targeting pay TV, Internet service providers and commercial integrators in Europe and Canada. “InCoax was invited to become a Promoter member because of their contribution to the development of MoCA Access. Their leadership as chair of the MoCA Access Work Group was a significant factor in our Board’s consideration.  InCoax’ knowledge of and deep relationships with operators throughout Europe are of great benefit as we secure trials and adoption of MoCA Access,” said Charlies Cerino, MoCA President. InCoax had previously been a Contributor member, and has helped generate interest and trials among operator in Europe and North America for MoCA Access. Promoter membership is by invitation only and subject to a vote by the MoCA Board. The vote was unanimously in favor of InCoax becoming a Promoter member. “We are honored by the strong support for InCoax by the MoCA board and are committed to making MoCA 2.5 Access a success,” said Peter Carlsson, CEO of InCoax. About MoCA®MoCA® technology is the fastest and most reliable in-home backbone for Wi-Fi®--as proven by numerous field tests--and has been adopted by cable, telco/IPTV and satellite operators worldwide.  MoCA 2.0 offers actual data rates of up to 1 Gbps. MoCA 2.5 offers actual data rates up to 2.5 Gbps in addition to a variety of network management and security features. MoCA Access™ is a fiber extension technology based on the MoCA 2.5 specification and is intended for MDUs, hotels and resorts, and any building with existing coaxial cabling.  The Alliance has 223 certified products and 35 members worldwide. Visit  for more information.

Saab is a key partner in EU unmanned maritime situational awareness project

OCEAN2020 came out as the winning proposal under the EU Preparatory Action on Defence Research programme. The competitive selection was conducted by the European Defence Agency and will be contracted in the coming weeks. The project consists of a consortium representing 15 EU Member States, lead by Leonardo. During 2018-2020 two live demonstrations will be arranged. The first is scheduled to be held off the Italian Mediterranean coast in 2019, with the second live demonstration in the Baltic Sea during 2020. Saab, with the support of the Swedish Navy, will coordinate the live demonstration to be held in the Baltic Sea. “There will be several manned and unmanned assets participating in each of the live demonstrations. Saab is contributing with a configuration of the 9LV naval Combat Management System, with interfaces to other participating parties and assets, including unmanned systems from Saab,” says Katarina Björklund, Vice President Group Strategy, Saab. “Various assets from several different companies and institutes will form a system of systems and together provide a Recognised Maritime Picture.” The EU intends to launch a European Defence Research Programme (EDRP) with a proposed budget of €500 million per year. The aim is to improve the competitiveness and innovation in the European defence industry and to stimulate cooperation amongst Member States and industry. The Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR), will test the infrastructure and the ability of the industry for such cooperation. This project is the biggest project funded by the calls announced under the EU Preparatory Action on Defence Research. For further information, please contact:Saab Press Centre,+46 (0)734 180 us on twitter: @saab  Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

Management changes in Cloetta

Katarina Tell succeeds Lars Påhlson who last year announced that he intends to retire during 2018. Katarina Tell will report to Henri de Sauvage-Nolting, CEO, and be part of Group Management. She will assume her position at the latest 1 August, 2018. Katarina Tell is currently General Manager Findus Sweden. She has previously been working at both Kraft Heinz and Findus where she, among others, held positions as General Manager Kraft Heinz Northern and Eastern Europe, Retail Sales Manager Kraft Heinz Sweden and Business Development Manager Findus. Katarina Tell was born in 1970 and holds a BS in Marketing and Administration from Lund University and a Master’s degree in Food Nutrition from Umeå University. “Katarina Tell has a solid and proven track record from the fast moving consumer goods industry. She is a proven leader and knows the Swedish retail market very well. Sweden is Cloetta’s largest market and is after the acquisition of Candyking of even greater importance”, says Henri de Sauvage-Nolting, President and CEO of Cloetta. Michiel Havermans will be responsible for all of Cloetta’s export business including the business in the UK. Michiel Havermans will report to Henri de Sauvage-Nolting, CEO, and be part of Group Management. He will assume his position 1 March, 2018. Michiel Havermans has been working at Perfetti van Melle in various positions for more than 15 years, including Export Director, Country Manager UK and Managing director Vietnam and the Philippines. He is currently working at United Dutch Breweries (UDB) as Regional Director sales and marketing for Europe, Middle East and Americas. Michiel Havermans was born in 1973 and has a MSc in Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. “Michiel Havermans has a solid and proven track record from leading and developing international export business in the confectionery industry, including leading a business in the UK. To grow international markets with a special emphasis on The Jelly Ben Factory is an important part of Cloetta’s growth strategy”, says Henri de Sauvage-Nolting.

The FCCA will approve the merger of Lemminkäinen and YIT unconditionally and it will likely be completed on 1 February 2018

LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION  STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 16 JANUARY 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. This stock exchange release may not be published or distributed, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan or any other country where such publication or distribution would violate applicable laws or rules or would require additional documents to be completed or registered or require any measure to be undertaken, in addition to the requirements under Finnish law. For further information see "Important notice" below. THE FCCA WILL APPROVE THE MERGER OF LEMMINKÄINEN AND YIT UNCONDITIONALLY AND IT WILL LIKELY BE COMPLETED ON 1 FEBRUARY 2018 The Boards of Directors of Lemminkäinen Corporation (“Lemminkäinen”) and YIT Corporation ("YIT") have on 19 June 2017 agreed on combining the companies through a statutory absorption merger under the Finnish Companies Act. Pursuant to the merger plan, Lemminkäinen shall be merged into YIT so that all assets and liabilities of Lemminkäinen shall be transferred without a liquidation procedure to YIT, and Lemminkäinen will be dissolved. The Extraordinary General Meetings of Lemminkäinen and YIT have on 12 September 2017 approved the merger. The completion of the merger is still subject to, inter alia, merger control approval from the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (the “FCCA”). The Finnish Market Court has granted the FCCA an extension for investigating the merger until 26 January 2018.    The FCCA has announced today, 16 January 2018, that it will approve the merger as such. The FCCA will issue its final approval decision on its due date, 26 January 2018, whereupon Lemminkäinen will separately make a disclosure on the decision.  Once the FCCA has given its final approval decision, Lemminkäinen and YIT have received all required authority approvals for completing the merger. Lemminkäinen and YIT intend to complete the merger on 1 February 2018 provided that all the conditions required for the completion of the merger are fulfilled at said time.   LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATIONCorporate Communications  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Johan Nybergh, General CounselTel. +358 2071 DISTRIBUTION:Nasdaq Helsinki LtdKey  Lemminkäinen is an expert in complex infrastructure construction and building construction in Northern Europe and one of the largest paving companies in its market. Together with our customers and 4,700 professionals we employ, we build a sustainable society. In 2016, our net sales were EUR 1.7 billion. Lemminkäinen Corporation’s share is quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.  IMPORTANT NOTICE The distribution of this release may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa or Japan. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This release is not directed to, and is not intended for distribution to or use by, any person or entity that is a citizen or resident or located in any locality, state, country or other jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would require any registration or licensing within such jurisdiction. No part of this release, nor the fact of its distribution, should form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract or commitment or investment decision whatsoever. The information contained in this release has not been independently verified. No representation, warranty or undertaking, expressed or implied, is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, the fairness, accuracy, completeness or correctness of the information or the opinions contained herein. Neither Lemminkäinen nor YIT, nor any of their respective affiliates, advisors or representatives or any other person, shall have any liability whatsoever (in negligence or otherwise) for any loss however arising from any use of this release or its contents or otherwise arising in connection with this release. Each person must rely on their own examination and analysis of Lemminkäinen, YIT, their respective subsidiaries, their respective securities and the merger, including the merits and risks involved. Notice to Lemminkäinen Shareholders in the United States The YIT shares to be issued in connection with the merger have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and are being issued in reliance on the exemption from registration set forth in Rule 802 under the Securities Act.   YIT and Lemminkäinen are Finnish companies and the issuance of YIT shares will be subject to procedural and disclosure requirements in Finland that may be different from those of the United States. Any financial statements or other financial information included in this release may have been prepared in accordance with non-U.S. accounting standards that may not be comparable to the financial statements of U.S. companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. It may be difficult for U.S. shareholders of Lemminkäinen to enforce their rights and any claims they may have arising under U.S. federal securities laws in connection with the merger, since YIT and Lemminkäinen are located in non-U.S. jurisdictions, and some or all of YIT's and Lemminkäinen's officers and directors may be residents of countries other than the United States. As a result, U.S. shareholders of Lemminkäinen may not be able to sue YIT or Lemminkäinen or their respective officers and directors in a court in Finland for violations of U.S. federal securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel YIT or Lemminkäinen to subject themselves to the jurisdiction or judgment of a U.S. court. Lemminkäinen’s shareholders should be aware that YIT may purchase Lemminkäinen’s shares otherwise than under the merger, such as in open market or privately negotiated purchases, at any time during the pendency of the proposed merger. Notice to Shareholders in the United Kingdom This release, the merger prospectus and the English language offering circular are for distribution only to persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the "Financial Promotion Order"), (ii) are persons falling within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion Order (for example as shareholders in Lemminkäinen entitled to receive the merger consideration shares pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act (21.7.2006/624, as amended)), (iii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.") of the Financial Promotion Order, (iv) are outside the United Kingdom, or (v) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of the merger consideration shares may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The release, the merger prospectus and the English language offering circular are directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which these documents relate, are available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Notice to Shareholders in the European Economic Area The English language offering circular has been prepared on the basis that any offer of the merger consideration shares in any Member State of the European Economic Area ("EEA") other than offers (the "Permitted Public Offers") which are made prior to the Effective Date (as defined in the English language offering circular), and which are contemplated in the English language offering circular in Finland once the Finnish language merger prospectus has been approved by the competent authority in Finland and published in accordance with the Prospectus Directive, and in respect of which YIT has consented in writing to the use of the English language offering circular, will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of the merger consideration shares. Accordingly any person making or intending to make an offer in that Member State of the merger consideration shares which are the subject of the offer contemplated in the English language offering circular, other than the Permitted Public Offers, may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for YIT to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive or supplement a prospectus pursuant to Article 16 of the Prospectus Directive, in each case, in relation to such offer. YIT has not authorised, nor does it authorise, the making of any offer (other than Permitted Public Offers) of the merger consideration shares in circumstances in which an obligation arises for YIT to publish or supplement a prospectus for such offer. In relation to each Member State of the EEA, with effect from and including the date on which the Prospectus Directive was implemented in that Member State (the "Relevant Implementation Date") no offer has been made and will not be made (other than a Permitted Public Offer) of the merger consideration shares which are the subject of the offering contemplated by the English language offering circular to the public in that Member State, except that, with effect from and including the Relevant Implementation Date, an offer of such merger consideration shares is made to the public in that Member State: a)     to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; b)     to fewer than 150 natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive), as permitted under the Prospectus Directive, subject to obtaining the prior consent of YIT for any such offer; or c)     in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive, provided that no offer of the merger consideration shares is made which would require YIT to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive or supplement a prospectus pursuant to Article 16 of the Prospectus Directive. The expression an offer of the merger consideration shares to the public in relation to any merger consideration shares in any Member State means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the merger consideration shares to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe to the merger consideration shares, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Member State. The expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the EEA Member State concerned.

GomSpace signs contract for low-inclination launch on Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne

GomSpace has purchased a launch for several nanosatellites onboard a LauncherOne rocket from the California based company Virgin Orbit. The flight, which is bound for a low-inclination orbit, is scheduled to occur in early 2019. GomSpace will use the launch to further build out a constellation of small satellites that will use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Automatic Identification System (AIS)  signal monitoring to track civilian aircraft and ocean-going vessels. This satellite constellation will provide continuous monitoring between 37 degrees North and 37 degrees South, helping provide global situational awareness for air-traffic controllers and shipping companies, and aiding in the identification and location of wayward or missing planes and ships. The satellites slated for flight on LauncherOne are based closely on the flight-proven hardware used in the successful GOMX-1 and GOMX-3 missions, and will be designed, manufactured, and commissioned by GomSpace. The constellation will be operated by GomSpace’s Mauritius-based customer, Aerial & Maritime Ltd., once in orbit.  “GomSpace is always happy to take another step forward as a global leader in the nanosatellite community. Virgin Orbit and LauncherOne are a key part of building out our ADS-B and AIS monitoring constellation, which is going to fill a need that is both socially and commercially important,” said GomSpace CEO Niels Buus. “Seeing the great work happening here at Virgin Orbit’s rocket factory today, we are more excited than ever for our flight on LauncherOne.” Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart added: “GomSpace has already proven that they have an excellent technological solution that works in space. Now, they need to build out the full constellation, and I’m thrilled that our team at Virgin Orbit is playing a key role in that. The ADS-B and AIS tracking that this constellation will provide helps make us here on Earth safer and more efficient, and we think that is an incredibly important mission.” Virgin Orbit is currently in the process of qualification and test flight for the LauncherOne service, which includes both a two-stage expendable rocket and a fully-reusable air-launch platform. The company has a fully-assembled pathfinder rocket on the test stand in Mojave, CA, and several more in manufacturing and assembly in Long Beach, CA. The system’s 747-400 flying launch pad has begun its flight test campaign. LauncherOne is designed to provide highly responsive, reliable, and affordable flights to Low Earth Orbit to small satellites. The initial flight of the LauncherOne system is targeted for the first half of 2018.  MEDIA INQUIRES:  Virgin Orbit: William Pomerantz,  GomSpace: Niels Buus, nbu @ ( ABOUT VIRGIN ORBIT  Virgin Orbit provides dedicated, responsive, and affordable launch services for small satellites. Virgin Orbit is developing LauncherOne, a flexible launch service for commercial and government-built satellites. LauncherOne rockets are designed and manufactured in Long Beach, California, and will be air-launched from a dedicated 747-400 carrier aircraft capable of operating from many locations in order to best serve each customer’s needs. Virgin Orbit’s systems are currently in an advanced stage of testing, with initial orbital launches expected soon. To learn more or to apply to join Virgin Orbit’s talented and growing team, visit  ABOUT GOMSPACE  GomSpace is a globally leading designer, integrator, and manufacturer of high-end nanosatellites for customers in the academic, government, and commercial markets. Our positions of strength include systems integration, nanosatellite subsystems, and advanced miniaturized radio technology. Our international team is devoted to understanding our customers’ requirements and delivering flawlessly. We are listed in the Nasdaq First North Premier exchange in Stockholm (GOMX), headquartered in Denmark and have subsidiaries in Sweden, North America, and Singapore. We are currently more than 150 employees and we service customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit our website at   ABOUT AERIAL & MARITIME LTD.  Aerial & Maritime, Ltd. (“A&M”) is a global data provider and the company’s satellites will be capable of monitoring civilian aircraft and vessels based on reception of ADS-B and AIS-signals, respectively. A&M is an affiliated company of GomSpace Group AB. 

Closing of Biotage’s acquisition of Horizon Technology

Stockholm – Biotage AB (Biotage), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: BIOT.ST) today announces the closing of the acquisition of all outstanding shares in the privately held company Horizon Technology, Inc. (Horizon) based in New Hampshire, US, in accordance with contract and public announcement of December 6th, 2017. The purchase price adjusted for actual net cash at the closing date is approx. USD 17.9 million, corresponding to approx. SEK 143.4 million[1], based on an enterprise value of approx. USD 16.4 million and cash of approx. USD 1.5 million.This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 17.00 CET on January 16, 2018.[1] Based on an exchange rate USD/SEK of 0.1247. This exchange rate has been used throughout this press release for the conversion of USD/SEK.Contact persons:Torben Jörgensen, CEOTel: +46 707 49 05 84,                   Erika Söderberg Johnson, CFOTel: +46 707 20 48 20,  About BiotageBiotage offers efficient separation technologies from analysis to industrial-scale and high-quality solutions for analytical chemistry from research to commercial analysis laboratories. Biotage’s products are used by public authorities, academic institutions, contract research and contract manufacturing organizations and in the pharmaceutical and food industries, among others. The company is headquartered in Uppsala and has offices in the US, UK, China, Japan, South Korea and India. Biotage has approx. 340 employees and had sales of 667 MSEK in 2016. Biotage is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Website: 

Ericsson 5G Radio Dot gives big boost to indoor coverage

With mobile data traffic surging by eight times and 1 billion 5G subscriptions expected by the end of 2023, mobile operators must meet consumer and enterprise demand for applications such as 4K/8K video streaming, virtual reality/augmented reality, and immersive media. This puts out a strong call for indoor coverage, which cannot be easily addressed by outdoor radio deployments as modern building materials can block outdoor radio signals. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is meeting this challenge by introducing the 5G Radio Dot, a small cell radio designed to satisfy the advanced indoor mobile broadband performance requirements demanded by 5G. Building on the elegant design of previous generations, the 5G Radio Dot takes less than half the time to install compared to other indoor solutions, and will support the new 5G mid-bands (3-6GHz) with speeds up to 2Gbps. Nishant Batra, Head of Product Area Network Infrastructure at Ericsson, says: “Adding small cell solutions to our 5G portfolio is a natural part of the network evolution. Enterprises have been asking for first-rate connectivity indoors, as well as higher speeds and capacity to serve advanced use cases that cannot be addressed by traditional indoor systems. Our 5G portfolio, bolstered by small cells, will enable operators to meet these demands.” Daryl Schoolar, Practice Leader, Ovum, says: “Now that first 5G standards are here, vendors are going to need multiple radio solutions to help operators roll out their new 5G networks. Ericsson takes an important initial step in this direction by adding indoor small cell 5G solutions to its already existing outdoor 5G RAN portfolio. This new indoor solution from Ericsson is going to be attractive for operators wanting to offer enterprises good indoor performance for enhanced mobile broadband and new industrial applications that can’t be met by Wi-Fi or 5G base stations deployed outdoors.” Huang Yuhong, Deputy Head of China Mobile Research Institute, says: “The Ericsson Radio Dot System is already widely deployed in our 4G networks. As an innovative small cell solution, it further enhances our indoor solutions and will continue to play a key role in the 5G era. We’re happy to see Ericsson evolving the Radio Dot to 5G technology.” As a natural evolution of the Ericsson Radio Dot System , operators will be able to deploy 5G Radio Dot next to 4G solutions using the same cabling infrastructure, same network architecture and dot locations. This innovative small cell solution provides a simple upgrade path for existing Radio Dot System deployments, adding 5G technology capabilities. It is easy to add frequency, capacity, and technologies. Feng Yi, Director of Wireless Technology Department, China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute, says: “Our users enjoy excellent indoor coverage in thousands of buildings in China, including shopping malls, thanks to Ericsson Radio Dot solution. As a scalable system, it enables us to meet the growing demand for seamless indoor connectivity. It is great to see Ericsson evolve the solution to 5G as we prepare for the next-generation mobile technology.” The Radio Dot System has been successfully deployed for many indoor applications used in large areas such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, and airports. Over time, the small cell solution will also support 5G industrial applications from connected factories to more extreme cases such as connected mining. Ericsson is a pioneer on this front. Its collaboration with Boliden  shows how Radio Dot technology can improve safety and efficiency through the remote control of machines that keep people out of the most dangerous areas of the mine at the most dangerous times. The 5G Radio Dot will undergo trials in late 2018 and will be commercially available in 2019. NOTES TO EDITORS For media kits, backgrounders, and high-resolution photos, please visit According to Ericsson ConsumerLab reports, 60 percent  of mobile subscribers are unhappy with their indoor cellular connectivity. In January 2018 report, smartphone users rate better indoor and outdoor coverage among the top expectations from 5G . Read more on the 5G Radio Dot  Small Cell Evolution  5G - media kit  FOLLOW US:  MORE INFORMATION AT: News Center 10 719 69 92) 10 719 00 00) Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on

Invitation to Telia Company’s Year-end Report January-December 2017

Friday January, 26, 2018Press and Analyst ConferenceTime: 9.30 (CET)Place: Telia Company’s Head Office, Stjärntorget 1, Solna      Mr Johan Dennelind, President and Chief Executive Officer and Mr Christian Luiga, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present the Year-end Report January-December 2017.  Press identification card or similar is required to attend. The press and analyst conference will be held in English and will be webcasted at  Telephone conference in connection to the press and analyst conferenceYou can also listen to the conference live over the phone and attend the Q&A session after the presentation. To ensure that you are connected to the conference call, please dial in a few minutes before the start of the press and analyst conference to register your attendance.   Dial-in numbers:+44 (0) 1452 541003, 0800 694 5707 Access code:7788437   You can also listen to the conference call afterwards until January 30, 2018.   Replay number:+44 (0) 1452 550 000Access code:7788437     For more information, please contact our press office +46 771 77 58 30, visit our Newsroom  or follow us on Twitter @Teliacompany  .    We’re Telia Company, the New Generation Telco. Our 21,000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. With a strong connectivity base, we’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 - on their terms. Headquartered in Stockholm, the heart of innovation and technology, we’re set to change the industry and bring the world even closer for our customers. Read more at

Minesto takes steps towards world’s first ocean current electricity generation

Minesto has recruited a Taiwanese site developer as project manager to the newly established subsidiary Minesto Taiwan Ltd. The local presence allows Minesto to pursue activities within the Asian market with higher intensity than before, says Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto: “We strengthen the business development organisation and intensify our operations in Taiwan. The installation project to demonstrate the Deep Green technology in tidal streams at Keelung Island is already running and we aim to complete this in 2018. We have also identified and analysed a site in the Kuroshio current. A natural next step is to install our devices there, which could see the world's first electricity generated from ocean currents.” According to Minesto's assessment, Deep Green is the only verified technology to cost effectively generate electricity from ocean currents, which often are characterised by low-flow stream velocities. By unlocking this untapped natural resource, Minesto's technology can provide communities and businesses around the world with renewable base load power – predictable, continuous production of green electricity at a competitive cost. Consolidates Asian rollout The establishment in Taiwan also consolidates a commercial expansion rollout throughout Asia, by both small-scale autonomously operated Deep Green systems and utility-scale arrays in ocean currents. "We intend to expand the Deep Green product range with a smaller scale system, giving us an additional commercial product to cost-effectively open new markets and business opportunities, not least those in Asia. In Southeast Asia alone, 65 million people live without electricity and many millions more live with unreliable supply, making them dependent on expensive diesel-generated electricity. Marine energy has the potential to meet a substantial share of the need for reliable and clean electricity supply in this part of the world”, says Martin Edlund. For additional information please contact: Magnus MatssonCommunications Manager, Minesto AB+46 70 570 75 About Minesto Minesto is a marine energy technology company with the mission to minimise the global carbon footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial power production from the ocean. Minesto’s award winning and patented product, Deep Green, is the only verified marine power plant that operates cost efficiently in areas with low-flow tidal streams and ocean currents. In May 2015, Minesto secured a €13m investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, for the commercial rollout of Deep Green. Minesto was founded in 2007 and has offices in Gothenburg, Sweden, Holyhead, Wales and Portaferry, Northern Ireland. The major shareholders in Minesto are BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology. The Minesto share (MINEST) is traded on the Nasdaq First North Stockholm stock exchange, with G&W Fondkommission as Certified Adviser. Read more about Minesto at Press images and other media material is available for download via The information in this press release is such that Minesto AB (publ) shall announce publicly according to the EU Regulation No 596/2014 on market abuse (MAR). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 07:30 CET on 17 January 2018.

Castellum’s Year-end Report 2017 to be published on January 25, 2018 – invitation to teleconference

The teleconference will be hosted by Castellum’s CEO Henrik Saxborn and CFO Ulrika Danielsson who will present the Year-end Report. The presentation will also include a Q&A session and will be held in English. Date:                 January 25, 2018Time:                Report published 08:00 am (CET)                            Teleconference 09:00 am (CET) To participate in the teleconference, please dial in on any of the telephone numbers below at least ten minutes before the teleconference: SE:                      +46850336562UK:                    +442030089808US:                     +18558315947NL:                    +31207168416 You can access the presentation and the conference via the streaming link below: The Year-end Report and presentation will be available at the Investor Relation’s section on Castellum AB (publ) For additional information, please contact:Ulrika Danielsson, CFO Castellum AB, phone +46-(0)706 47 12 61Ingalill Östman, Director of Corporate Communications Castellum AB, phone +46-(0)703 54 41   Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair value of the real estate portfolio amounts to approx. SEK 77 billion and comprises commercial properties for office, retail, warehouse and logistics with a total lettable area of approx. 4.4 million sq. m. The real estate portfolio is owned and managed under the Castellum brand through a decentralized organization with strong and clear local presence in 20 cities from Copenhagen in the south to Sundsvall in the north. In 2017, Castellum’s sustainability performance was awarded two top distinctions: First Prize for sustainability reporting in Europe from EPRA and the Global Sector Leader Award from GRESB, which means that Castellum is ranked as number one in the world within the office- and industrial-properties sector. In addition, Castellum has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which includes international companies noted for outstanding performance in dealing with sustainability issues. The Castellum share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap. Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, SE-403 14 Gothenburg | Corp Id no SE 556475-5550 | Phone +46 (0)31-60 74 00

Hans Stråberg proposed as new Chairman of the Board of AB SKF. Colleen Repplier proposed as new Board Member

Gothenburg, 17 January 2018: SKF’s Nomination Committee proposes Hans Stråberg as new Chairman of the Board of AB SKF. Hans Stråberg is Chairman of the Board of Atlas Copco AB, Roxtec AB, CTEK AB, Nikkarit Holding AB; Vice Chairman of the Board of Stora Enso Oyj, Orchid Ortopedics, Inc and Board member of Investor AB, N Holding AB, Mellby Gård AB and Hedson Technologies AB. SKF’s current Chairman of the Board Leif Östling has announced that he will not make himself available for re-election at the Annual General Meeting 2018. The Nomination Committee also proposes Colleen Repplier as new Board member of SKF. Colleen Repplier is currently vice president and general manager at Johnson Controls. She is also a Board member of Kimball Electronics. Baba Kalyani and Marie Bredberg have informed the Nomination Committee that they are not available for re-election. The Nomination Committee proposes that the Board of Directors shall consist of nine members and no deputy members. In addition to the proposed new election of Hans Stråberg and Colleen Repplier, the Nomination Committee proposes the re-election of the Board members Peter Grafoner, Lars Wedenborn, Hock Goh, Alrik Danielson, Nancy Gougarty, Ronnie Leten and Barb Samardzich. The Nomination Committee’s additional proposals will be published in conjunction with the notice of the Annual General Meeting 2018. The Nomination Committee appointed in preparation of the Annual General Meeting 2018 consists of Marcus Wallenberg, FAM, Ramsay Brufer, Alecta, Anders Jonsson, Skandia and Johan Strandberg, SEB Investment Management, besides the Chairman of the Board Leif Östling. Aktiebolaget SKF      (publ)

Successful End-of-Phase 2 meeting with FDA and Phase 3 Program for Modufolin® agreed

The successful completion of the End-of-Phase II meeting with the FDA marks the beginning of the final phase III study for Modufolin®, ISO-CC-007, which is set to commence in mid 2018 in the US and EU. Consensus with the FDA was reached on the significant parameters for the phase III study set to support a New Drug Application (NDA) for Modufolin® (arfolitixorin) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). FDA also informed that they will accept a single phase III study to support registration, if study results show a highly statistically significant improvement in tumor size reduction in patients randomized to Modufolin® (arfolitixorin). Anders Rabbe, CEO of Isofol Medical, commented: "The positive outcome of the End-of-Phase 2 Meeting is a verification that we are proceeding in accordance to Isofol’s clinical development plan.  The outcome of the meeting builds a strong foundation to commence our phase III study with Modufolin®(arfolitixorin) in mCRC in mid 2018 which will be our most significant step to date in bringing Modufolin towards a potential registration”.   End-of-Phase 2 meeting most important outcomes and comments The FDA agreed: · that the primary outcome for the phase III study will be objective response rate (ORR), the proportion of patients with tumor size reduction. The key secondary outcome will be progression free survival (PFS), i.e time to tumor growth or death. · on the sample size of 440 patients and the outline of the statistical plan. · on the adaptive study design described, with the possibility to increase sample size based on the outcome of an interim analysis of ORR and PFS performed after approx. 75 % of the patients being treated for at least 24 weeks. The phase III study, ISO-CC-007, is expected to be completed by 2020/2021. For more information, please contact: Anders Rabbe, CEO, Isofol Medical AB (publ) E­mail: Phone: +46 (0)707 646 500 This information is information that Isofol Medical AB) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person(s) set out above, on 17 January 2018, at 08.00 CET. About Modufolin®(arfolitixorin) Modufolin® (arfolitixorin) is a treatment for advanced colorectal cancer and is suitable for all patients irrespective of their capacity to activate folates. The active ingredient [6R]-5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate, is a novel folate-based compound developed to increase the efficacy and reduce the side effects of antimetabolites used in cancer treatment. It is the key active metabolite of the widely used folate-based drugs leucovorin and levoleucovorin. As Modufolin® (arfolitixorin) does not require metabolic activation to exert its effect, Modufolin® is suitable for all patients irrespective of their capacity to activate folates. About Isofol Medical AB (publ) Isofol Medical AB (publ) is a clinical stage oncology company developing Modufolin® as a first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer and as a rescue drug after high-dose methotrexate treatment in osteosarcoma. Through a worldwide exclusive license agreement, Isofol Medical holds the rights to develop and commercialise Modufolin® within oncology with access to the unique patented production process and the production capabilities of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Isofol Medical AB is traded on the Nasdaq First North Premier. Certified Adviser is FNCA Sweden AB.

Skanska presents preliminary year-end results after taking charges related to restructuring and propose maintained dividend

In order to improve profitability Skanska will reduce the size of unprofitable business units and increase focus on cost control and risk management. Skanska will also make a number of organizational and leadership changes. Due to the unsatisfactory performance of several construction units Skanska will take the following actions: restructure the construction operations in Poland, leave the power sector in the USA, focus on the core business in the UK and continue to adapt to tougher market conditions in the Czech Republic. Skanska’s Nordic construction units continue to deliver strong results. In Residential and Commercial Property Development the opportunities and growth ambitions remain. Due to a thin project pipeline in Europe Infrastructure Development will reduce the organization and mainly focus on the opportunities in the USA. Restructuring of the construction units will result in an impairment charge totaling SEK 1.0 billion, with no cash flow impact, and a restructuring cost amounting to SEK 100 M in the fourth quarter 2017. The unsatisfactory performance in the construction stream outside the Nordics during the fourth quarter of 2017 include write-downs amounting to a total of SEK 400 M, which relates to the construction operations in Skanska Poland. After the impairment charge, restructuring cost and project write-downs, the operating income for the full year 2017 is expected to be about SEK 5.3 billion and the earnings per share SEK 12. Operating income per business stream is expected as follows for the full year 2017    Jan-Dec One-offs Jan-Dec 2017 Jan 2017excl one (Impairment and incl one-offs -Dec -offs restructuring) 2016SEK billionOperatingincomeConstruction 2,1 -1,0 1,1 3,5Residential 1,7 1,7 1,6DevelopmentCommercial 2,7 2,7 2,3PropertyDevelopmentInfrastructure 0,9 0,9 1,8DevelopmentCentral and -1,0 -0,1 -1,1 -1,1eliminationsTotal 6,4 -1,1 5,3 8,2Earnings per 12 15,89share, SEK The restructuring process will continue this year and also encompass a review of Group Governance in order to reduce costs and increase organizational effectiveness. The charges related to these activities are estimated to be about SEK 600 M in 2018, and connected to lay-offs of about 3,000 employees. Cost savings from these lay-offs are expected to amount to about SEK 1 billion annually. Based on full-year financial results, Skanska’s Board of Directors proposes a maintained dividend of SEK 8.25 per share.                                              A telephone conference will be held at 9:00 am (CET), today Wednesday January 17. During the conference call, Skanska´s President and CEO Anders Danielsson and CFO Peter Wallin will describe the situation and respond to participants’ questions. To participate in the telephone conference, with the possibility to ask questions, please dial +46 8-505 564 74, or +44 20 3364 5374, or +1 855 753 2230. All other information related to the fourth quarter 2017, will be presented in Skanska’s year-end Report on February 1, 2018.

Changes in Skanska’s leadership team

Skanska announces a new Group Leadership Team working closer to the Business units in order to strengthen the units’ performance. A review of the Group Governance in order to reduce costs and increase organizational effectiveness has been initiated. The Group Leadership Team: Anders Danielsson, President and CEO The Construction Business Unit Presidents in the Nordics and Europe will report directly to Anders Danielsson. -       Worked at Skanska since 1991 Caroline Fellenius-Omnell, Executive Vice President, General Counsel -       Worked at Skanska since 2017 Richard Kennedy, Executive Vice President, responsibility for Skanska USA Construction and Skanska Infrastructure Development -       Previously Business Unit President Skanska USA Building -       Worked at Skanska since 2004 Claes Larsson, Executive Vice President, responsibility for Commercial Development globally, Residential Development Europe and BoKlok -       Worked at Skanska since 1990 Kirsi Mettälä, Executive Vice President, Human Resources -       Previously Senior Vice President Human Resources, Skanska Finland -       Worked at Skanska since 1994 Magnus Persson, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer -       Previously Chief Financial Officer, Skanska Sweden -       Worked at Skanska since 2006 The Business Unit Presidents will be members of an Extended Leadership Team. Paul Hewins, today COO Skanska USA Building, succeeds Richard Kennedy as Business Unit President Skanska USA Building. Magnus Persson, today Executive Vice President Skanska Poland with responsibility for the Building operations, succeeds Piotr Janiszewski as Business Unit President Skanska Poland. All changes are effective as of today, January 17, with the exception of CFO Magnus Persson, who will take on his position as of February 2. Members of the former Executive team, Pierre Olofsson, Veronica Rörsgård, Peter Wallin and Christel Åkerman will leave Skanska. “I want to give a warm welcome to the members of the new Group Leadership Team. I am looking forward to work together to create a more profitable Skanska. I also want to extend a sincere thank you to Pierre Olofsson, Veronica Rörsgård, Christel Åkerman and Peter Wallin for all their hard work and their years in Skanska. They have all been key to developing Skanska to the highest international standard within their respective field”, said Anders Danielsson, President and CEO, Skanska. “I also want to thank Piotr Janiszewski for his many years with Skanska and welcome Paul Hewins and Magnus Persson to their new positions”, said Anders Danielsson. For more information and CV of the people in new positions visit

Invitation to press and analyst conference in Stockholm

Press conferenceThe press conference will begin at 9.00 a.m. CET and will be held at Tändstickspalatset, V Trädgårdsgatan 15 in Stockholm. President and CEO Martin Lundstedt and Deputy CEO and CFO Jan Gurander will participate in the press conference. The conference will also be webcast. Access the webcast . To join the press conference, please dial the phone number about ten minutes prior to the start. Dial in:SE: +46 85 199 9032UK: +44 20 3194 0548US: +1 855 716 1589 Replay number:SE: +46 85 664 26 38 Conference Reference: 694332# The conference will also be broadcast live at, where presentation material will be available for downloading and the conference will be available for replay.Follow us on Twitter: hashtag: #volvogroupreport January 17, 2018 Reporters, who want more information, please contact: Joakim Kenndal, Media Relations Volvo Group, +46 31 323 7229 or +46 765 53 72 29 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 302 billion (EUR 31,9 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit 

Evolution launches world-first Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker with €50,000 Progressive Jackpot

Created in partnership with Games Marketing, Evolution’s Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker adds another exciting poker variant to the company’s extensive live table games portfolio. The new game, available on desktop, tablet and smartphone, offers a double bonus for players in the form of two optional side bets; Bonus Bet and First Five Progressive Jackpot. Both side bets offer separate extra chances to win alongside the main Texas Hold’em game, no matter what hand the dealer achieves. The optional Bonus Bet pays up to 1,000:1, while the First Five Progressive Jackpot side bet offers a progressively increasing top-level Jackpot prize for a Royal Flush. This same Jackpot side bet also gives players the chance to win lower fixed Jackpot prizes for a range of other poker hands. Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, commented: “The game is already well-established in the RNG and land-based casino worlds, so being the first and only live provider to offer Texas Hold’em Bonus is exciting for us. To add to the excitement, Evolution is funding a progressive jackpot that will start at €50,000. This is the first time we have ever launched a new game with a progressive jackpot on day one, so players will find a lot to like about the live version of Texas Hold’em Bonus.” Haushalter added: “We have invested intensively in poker games by securing the Live Casino rights to not just this game, but also Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, and Casino Hold’em. Different players like different games and we want to be sure that we can offer everything they could ever want to play and everything they might see in a land-based casino. In this way we are making the transition between land-based and online play — and vice versa — almost seamless.” Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker streams live from Evolution’s Riga studios. The game’s First Five Progressive Jackpot is available to Evolution licensees through an optional programme for this table. Those that sign up will have the optional Progressive Jackpot side bet enabled for their players.

Quarterly report 1 for the period 1st of September – 30th of November

CELLINK AB ("CELLINK" or "Company") publishes quarterly report for the period 1st of September 2017 – 30th of November 2017. The report is available on the company's website: This press release presents a summary of the report. Quarter 1 (Q1), September 1st, 2017 - November 30st, 2017 ·      Operating revenues amounted to 10,681 kSEK (3,585 kSEK), an increase of 197% against Q1 the previous fiscal year ·      Net sales of 7,362 kSEK (SEK 2 516 thousand), an increase of 193% against Q1 the previous financial year  ·      Operating profit before depreciation, EBITDA amounted to 146 kSEK which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 1.98% (7,60%) ·      Operating profit amounted to -479 kSEK (243 kSEK) ·      Profit before tax amounted to -383 kSEK (465 kSEK) ·      Earnings per share amounted to -0,044 SEK in the 1st quarter (0,30 SEK) ·      Cash flow from operating activities in the quarter amounted to -4 838 kSEK (2 474 kSEK) Events in the fourth quarter (June 2017 - August 2017) · 25th of September CELLINK was granted design protection for the BIO X product · 27th of September CELLINK signed a collaboration agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 6th of October the company executed a directed new issue of SEK 30 million to Handelsbanken Fonder · 25th of November CELLINK announced a development cooperation with Takara Bio · 27th of November the company announced that it was granted project funding from the EU Events after the end of the period · 8th of January the company announced a cooperation agreement with CTIBIOTECH to print human cancer tumors For further information, please contact: Erik Gatenholm, CEO                                     Gusten Danielsson, CFO Phone: +46 73 267 00 00                             Phone: +46 70 991 86 04 E-mail:                                E-mail: Important information This information is such information as CELLINK AB is required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication on January 17, 2018 at. 08:30 CET. About CELLINK CELLINK has created one of the world's first universal Bioinks, today used by many of the world's most well-reputed research institutions. A Bioink can be mixed with living cells to print functional human tissues and if future research is successful, eventually, complete human organs in so-called 3D-Bioprinters. CELLINK's universal Bioink shows excellent results and can be used in both CELLINK's proprietary 3D Bioprinters and in 3D Bioprinters developed by other operators. Mangold Fondkommission AB, tel: +46 (0) 8 5030 1550, is the Company's Certified Adviser. 

This is the most popular schools and countries for Swedish Study Abroad students 2017

The most popular schools 2017   School Country Swedish CSN-students 2017 (2016)1 Copenhagen Denmark 478 (457) Business School2 Medical University Poland 465 (493) of Gdansk3 Riga Stradins Latvia 414 (380) University4 Santa Monica USA 387 (476) College5 Santa Barbara City USA 371 (478) College6 Speakeasy Language Spain 294 (188) School7 University of United Kingdom 228 (222) Edinburgh8 The Royal Danish Denmark 225 (221) Academy of Fine Arts9 Nanyang Singapore 222 (231) Technological University10 Wroclaw Medical Poland 222 (248) University11 Copenhagen Denmark 217 (278) University12 University of United Kingdom 209 (239) Glasgow11 University of United Kingdom 206 (204) Aberdeen The most popular countries 2017   Country Number of Swedish CSN -students 2017 (2016)1 USA United 5 478 (5 586) Kingdom 3 Australia Spain Poland 1556 (1 625)6 Denmark 1552 (1 653)7 Germany France Netherlands 1 039 (934)10 Norway 980 (1 019)11 Japan No big differences compared to last year No major differences have occurred since last year. Eight out of ten top 10 schools were top 10 last year too. The noteworthy changes are that the American Community Colleges Santa Barbara and Santa Monica have lost about 100 Swedish students each, while the Spanish language school Speakeasy from Barcelona has increased by more than 100 students and entered the top 10. The US is still most popular, despite a negative Trump effect The US drops over 400 students in what could be described as a negative Trump-effect. The US is still the most popular student country for Swedish students, but the UK has almost caught up. Spain and the Netherlands have both increased by more than 100 students compared with last year. This is where the Swedes prefer to study In summary, the English-speaking countries: USA, England, and Australia are the most popular destinations for Swedish students. Medical Schools in East European countries such as Poland and Latvia have also been very popular the last couple of years. Higher Education is free in Sweden and the same goes for the neighboring countries Denmark and Norway. That Swedish students prefer free education is also very evident in the UK where the three most popular schools, for the second year in a row, are from Scotland where Swedish students currently can study for free.

Serial production initiated - SunCool factory in China to be inaugurated

The factory has a total area of 22,500m2 and consists of two factory buildings with an office building for up to 100 employees. Initially, the annual production capacity will be 1 million core tubes filled with SaltX patented energy storage material. A ramp up of the current, relatively low production rate, is anticipated within the coming months in order to meet an increasing market demand. "The start of serial production and inauguration of the SunCool factory mark an important milestone in the history of SaltX. We now have the large-scale manufacturing capabilities in place to meet the global market demand, both within and outside China”, says Karl Bohman, CEO of SaltX Technology. The inauguration is a two-day event and includes, in addition to the formal ceremony and dinner banquet, a factory tour with a preview of the production line. Click here to view a brief video clip with an interview with Karl Bohman. For more information, please contact:Karl Bohman, CEO SaltX Technology, tel: +46-705 600 268 About SunCoolThe SunCool collector produces and stores clean energy. It produces both heat and air-conditioning during day and night. Powered by the sun the SaltX material saves energy from the heat, and releases the energy when it is needed. This means twice as much energy can be delivered comnpared to a conventional solar collector. When adding the SunCool application to the solar panel system it will be possible to save up to EUR 100 per m2 installed. StockholmJanuary 17, 2018

EQT Credit completes financing to leading premium school group Inspired

EQT Credit, through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy, today announces that it has provided EUR 115 million of financing to support Inspired’s (the “Company”) acquisition strategy. Inspired is a leading global operator of over 30 premium schools in Europe, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The Company has grown rapidly by building new schools and acquiring existing successful ones around the world and currently educates over 24,000 students between the ages of 1 and 18. Inspired was founded by Nadim M. Nsouli, Chairman and controlling shareholder. Additional shareholders include TA Associates, Oakley Capital, the Oppenheimer family, the Mansour Group, Genesis Capital and Graeme Crawford (founder of Reddam House). Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners’ Credit team, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, commented: “Inspired has rapidly developed into one of the largest international premium K-12 platforms and we have been impressed by the high-quality portfolio of schools. Inspired is led by an ambitious and driven management team, and we are pleased that EQT Credit has been able to provide a financing solution to suit the requirements of the Company and its shareholders”. Nadim Nsouli, Founder and Chairman of Inspired, commented: “We are pleased to team up with EQT Credit as we continue to acquire some of the leading premium schools around the world. Inspired has an ambitious growth plan driven by an entrepreneurial team and supported by world class educators. EQT Credit’s support will be greatly valued in the coming years.” Contacts:Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, +44 207 430 5554Nakul Sarin, Director at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, +44 755 128 9396EQT Press Office, +46 8 506 55 334, About EQTEQT is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 38 billion in raised capital across 25 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. More info: About EQT CreditEQT Credit invests through three complementary strategies: senior debt, Mid-Market Credit (direct lending) and credit opportunities. Since inception, EQT Credit has invested approximately EUR 4.0 billion in 150 companies. EQT Credit’s direct lending strategy seeks to provide flexible, long-term debt capital solutions to medium-sized European businesses, across a wide range of sectors. These businesses may be privately-owned corporates seeking alternative funding to grow or be the subject of private equity-led acquisitions or refinancings. For more information: About InspiredInspired is a leading premium schools group operating in Europe, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America educating over 24,000 students across a global network of over 30 schools in 10 countries. Inspired offers a fresh and contemporary approach to education by re-evaluating traditional teaching methods and curriculums, and creating a more dynamic, relevant and powerful educational model. For more information: 

Novacura Flow and IFS Applications will support RISE with new Finance and Project management solution

Foto: Faramarz Gosheh RISE is divided into several divisions which support and promote all manner of innovative processes. The organization has around 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities and conducts several thousand research projects annually. In 2017, RISE initiated a process to select a new finance and project management solution to support their transformation. After an extensive evaluation, RISE selected Novacura Flow and IFS Applications to unify their companies and divisions creating a robust, future proof mobile platform for financial control and more efficient management of their many thousand projects. The solution will provide enhanced mobile and business process support for all 2300 employees in all divisions, no matter what device is used. The solution will replace a number of on premise systems and will be implemented as a fully managed SaaS (Software as a Service) solution. "With Novacura Flow and IFS Applications we will get a strong finance solution with advanced project capabilities that will unify and support our complex project requirements across our companies and divisions. The user-friendliness and mobile capabilities was also a key factor in awarding IFS and Novacura the contract, says Synnöve Helander", CFO of RISE. The solution will be implemented by Novacura, in a fully managed cloud environment, with Novacura Flow as the Business Process Management platform, fully integrated with the ERP system IFS Applications. "We are looking forward to commencing this partnership and to help support the transformation of RISE. IFS Applications offers strong capabilities for project intensive companies and being selected by RISE is a strong testament to our solution as well as our partner Novacura’s industry expertise. This is also one of the larger cloud based installations IFS Scandinavia has been a part of to date and we see it as proof that our SaaS offering works very well in complex organizations and processes", says Glenn Arnesen, CEO of IFS Scandinavia. Novacura Flow will act as a platform to support mobility and digitalization needs in all projects, spanning from Safety & Transport to Certification, and everything in between. "We are excited about working with RISE on this complex project. With Novacura Flow, we can support them on their digital journey and help them define and manage their own processes to create real business value faster", says Johan Melander, CEO of Novacura. For more information, please contact:Johan Melander, CEO, Novacura, +46 31 760 46 00, johan.melander@novacura.seTom Smith, Marketing Director, IFS Scandinavia, +47 41046997, About IFS IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld  Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity:  About Novacura Novacura is a humane-centric IT-company using services and software to streamline and simplify our customers’ business-critical processes and ERP platforms. Novacura is privately held and has offices in six countries. Our software solutions are sold through partner companies in additional markets. Novacura has 90 experienced employees and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Saab Inaugurates New Development Centre in Finland

For the first stage, Saab has established a unit at the STC with a focus on Electronic Warfare (EW). The unit contributes to deliveries for Saab´s current EW contracts for fighter aircraft, including Gripen E/F, the EW system for Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft, and the Electronic Support Measures/Electronic Intelligence systems (ESM/ELINT) used for land applications. During 2017, Saab recruited a number of engineers and invested in the establishment of the STC in Tampere, including a development laboratory. The recruitment and investment will continue in 2018. "Finland is a high-tech country and an important partner for Saab. The long-term goal is that STC in Tampere will be an integral part of Saab's product development and production," says Håkan Buskhe, Saab's President and CEO. “In February 2017, we established a comprehensive and long-term research partnership with Aalto University. As a natural continuation, we are now expanding the envelope from research to development of cutting-edge technology. In addition to job creation, this will also support export opportunities as part of Saab’s global business network,” says Anders Gardberg, Managing Director of Saab’s country unit Finland. The Saab Technology Centre concept is able to expand into other fields of activity and locations. Saab and its subsidiary Combitech Oy currently employ close to 100 employees in Finland, with offices in Helsinki, Espoo, Jyväskylä, Tampere and Säkylä. For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018  Follow us on twitter: @saab  Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. 

Basware partners with AcceptEasy to accelerate small business and consumer payments

Espoo, Finland, 17 January 2018 – Basware , the global leader in networked source-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services solutions, and AcceptEasy, the cloud-based online, mobile and social payments service provider, have established a partnership to offer a complete payment solution for customers sending electronic invoices. Consumers and small businesses can complete payments for the invoices they receive digitally from Basware customers with just a few steps, without registration or log-in.  Mikko Pilkama, SVP of Network and Financing Services: “Businesses send invoices to lots of consumers and small business customers. These invoices can represent a high percentage of the total volume of invoice flow, and it is financially beneficial for the company if they are paid easily and quickly. For example, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Insurance Services can now send all their outgoing bills in the right format from a single environment and receive payments faster from their clients.”  Tanja Kubera, Manager Finance & Administration of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services says: “We are happy to offer our customers an easier way to pay invoices they owe us. As a result, we can now trace the status of customer payments in real-time. Billing and customer service staff have insight into whether customers have received, opened and paid the bills. This ‘one click payment’ has resulted in quicker incoming payments, improvement of working capital, easier debtors matching, reduced Days Sales Outstanding and elimination of incorrect or late payments.”  The customers of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Insurance Services receive a secure digital payment request displaying key invoice information, including amount owed, an invoice number, expiry date, the payment beneficiary and product / service description. By clicking an embedded payment button, the customer can go straight to the authorization of the payment without any re-keying any information.   Peter Kwakernaak, CEO of AcceptEasy: “We are proud of this partnership. Basware and AcceptEasy are market leaders in their respective spaces. We both have a focus on household names with an international footprint and a shared mission: facilitate digital payments for companies in all possible communication channels, creating a frictionless payment experience for their customers.”  Contact:   About Basware   Basware  is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers. Find out more at  Follow Basware on Twitter: @Basware , join the discussion on the Basware LinkedIn , Basware Facebook  and Basware Blog .   About AcceptEasy  AcceptEasy enables frictionless online bill payment directly from any digital channel. Hundreds of companies across industries rely on its cloud-based solutions to transform quote-to-cash cycles, streamline internal processes and optimize customer experiences around payments. Millions of consumers and small businesses easily and safely take care of payment requests received by email, SMS, chat, portal and more. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company’s ISO-certified operations support implementations in many countries with both local and global payment methods. Find out more at  Contact:

RaySearch receives first order for the RayCare™ Oncology infomation System

Anderson Regional Cancer Center (ARCC) in Meridian, Mississippi, USA, has placed the first order for RayCare*, a next-generation oncology information system (OIS). RayCare is an innovative system designed to support comprehensive cancer care. It integrates seamlessly with the RayStation treatment planning system, but that’s just the start – RayCare will connect all the oncology disciplines, enabling users to fluidly coordinate tasks and ensure optimal use of resources.Over subsequent releases, RayCare will evolve into a machine learning OIS with unique capabilities to coordinate oncology tasks, supporting comprehensive cancer care organized around each patient’s needs. Many cancer patients receive a combination of treatment types, driving the need for combined workflows for radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.ARCC decided to map out a future for their clinical workflows that would support advanced technology and data driven decision making. They determined that the best approach would be to move to a new treatment planning system and a new oncology information system that together would support their linacs and TomoTherapy systems, in order to have a unified platform for planning, treatment and assessment.Paul King, Chief Medical Physicist, says: “We evaluated all the leading systems and were extremely impressed by the possibilities of RayCare. It delivers on everything we were looking for. Getting all of these pieces integrated together will help us tremendously. RaySearch is an innovator with the leading technology in this area and I have great confidence in their ability to meet our needs into the future. We will keep exploring the cutting-edge of technology in order to secure the best possible care for our patients. RayCare will help us achieve this aim.”Dr. Scott Anderson, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director, says: “We find ourselves in the position that we are at a decision point where we can stay static in a satisfactory status quo, or we can move into what will be the standard in the future. We look forward to working with RaySearch Laboratories to shape the future of longitudinal cancer care. Survivorship and tracking patients long term will be the benchmarks of cancer care moving forward. This new system that is being developed will give us better tools to do so.”Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: “I am delighted by this first RayCare order and very excited about helping ARCC achieve an efficient, integrated system for the future. RayCare is fundamentally different compared to other OIS systems, and we have invested a great deal of time and effort into creating something that will truly change the way that cancer is treated. Our goal is to advance cancer treatment with high-performance tools that combine treatment planning, workflow and data management, resource optimization, machine learning and follow-up in an effective way.”About Anderson Regional Cancer CenterAnderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Mississippi, is a state-of-the-art cancer center equipped to provide innovative treatment for all types of cancer. The center sees about 180 outpatients a day for radiation or chemotherapy treatments and serves a geographical area across East Mississippi and West Alabama.About RayCareRayCare represents the future of OIS technology, developed from the ground up by RaySearch to support the complex logistical challenges of modern, large-scale radiation therapy centers. RayCare will integrate the high-performance radiation therapy algorithms available in RayStation with advanced features for clinical resource optimization, workflow automation and adaptive radiation therapy.About RaySearchRaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions for improved cancer treatment. RaySearch markets the RayStation treatment planning system to clinics all over the world and distributes products through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. The company has now launched the next-generation oncology information system, RayCare*, which comprises a new product area for RaySearch. RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. The company was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2003.To learn more about RaySearch, go to:* Subject to regulatory clearance in some markets. For further information, please contact:Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)Telephone: +46 (0)8-510 530 

Loomis acquires KÖTTER Geld- & Wertdienste in Germany

Loomis has, through a wholly owned subsidiary, entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the limited partnership capital of KÖTTER Geld- und Wertdienste SE & Co. KG (“KGW”), which will be carved out from the KÖTTER group. KGW conducts domestic cash handling services and is based in Essen, Germany. The enterprise value, i.e. purchase price plus acquired net debt, is approximately EUR 14 million, corresponding to approximately SEK 140 million. KGW has approximately 800 employees and the annual revenue in 2017 is expected to be approximately EUR 45 million. The business will be reported in segment Europe and consolidated into Loomis as of closing of the transaction. The closing date is expected to be January 22, 2017. The purchase price is payable on closing. Due to acquisition related costs and integration costs the acquisition is expected to have a marginal negative impact on the earnings per share of Loomis in 2018. “With this acquisition Loomis expands into one of the biggest markets in Europe. In line with our overall strategy, the deal gives us the opportunity to take an active role in transforming both the German cash handling industry and the cash ecosystem in Germany. Under the leadership of the KÖTTER group, the company has become a quality service provider with great respect for both its employees and its customers. We aim to stay true to that and are glad to welcome all new employees and customers to the Loomis group” says Patrik Andersson, President and CEO of Loomis. January 17, 2018                                    

Eltel implements country-based organization

“Eltel’s customer relations are mainly local, which means the benefits of a business unit-centric organization are limited. In addition, the current organizational structure is complex, provides limited transparency and weak local mandates. The new country-based organization will reduce the number of management layers and create a market-oriented organization that better reflects our customers’ needs, with full P&L responsibility in each country. We need to get closer to our customers, and our skilled managers and employees need clear mandates to keep building on our positions in each market and create new business opportunities," commented Håkan Kirstein, CEO of Eltel. The main country units will be Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, each operated by a local organization with a management team headed by a Managing Director (MD). The country-based organizations will employ local back offices matching local business needs, and be supported by cost-efficient, group-wide support functions. Juha Luusua has been appointed MD of Finland, Peter Uddfors MD of Sweden, Claus Metzsch Jensen MD of Denmark and Thor-Egel Bråthen, MD of Norway. Eltel’s operations within High Voltage and Smart Metering, which are project based and offer standard solutions for all markets, will be managed as separate entities with cross-border mandates. Christian Wittneven has been appointed Solution Director of High Voltage and Sami Peippo Solution Director of Smart Meters. As a result of the changes, four new executives will join Eltel’s Group Management: Thor-Egel Bråthen, Claus Metzsch Jensen, Christian Wittneven and Leif Göransson. Thor-Egel Bråthen is currently Area Business Unit Manager of Communication, Norway. Claus Metzsch Jensen is currently Area Business Unit Manager of Communication, Denmark. Christian Wittneven is currently Solution Manager of High Voltage within the Power Business unit. Leif Göransson continues in his role as Director Projects and Operations, with responsibility for Eltel’s non-core business, Other. More details will be provided at Eltel’s website, This new organizational structure is effective 15 February 2018. The activities and governance of Eltel's non-core business, reported as Other, will not be affected by the changes and the segment reporting of the Power & Communication and Other segments will continue. For further information:Håkan Kirstein, Group Petter Traaholt, Group Thomas Rebermark, Group Communications DirectorPhone: +46 72 230 6945, This information is information that Eltel AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the above contact, on 17 January 2018 at 19:00 CET.  About Eltel Eltel is a leading Northern European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks—Infranets—through its Power, Communication and Other segments, with operations throughout the Nordics, Poland and Germany. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a growing customer base of large network owners. In 2016, Eltel’s net sales amounted to EUR 1.4 billion, and it currently has approximately 8,400 employees. Eltel AB has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2015.

Eltel’s Swedish Aviation and Security business will be merged into the new business unit Sweden

In 2016 net sales in Aviation & Security amounted to approximately EUR 32 million. The business continues to show strong performance, while the indicative offers that have been received don't fully reflect the high and consistent profitability. The decision is furthermore supported by the introduction of the country and market driven organization effective February 15th 2018, which creates clear governance, management attention and support to Aviation and Security from the Swedish organization. For further information:Håkan Kirstein, Group Petter Traaholt, Group Thomas Rebermark, Group Communications DirectorPhone: +46 72 230 6945, This information is information that Eltel AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on 17 January 2018 at 19.00 CET.  About Eltel Eltel is a leading Northern European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks – Infranets – in the segments of Power, Communication and Other, with operations throughout the Nordics, Poland and Germany. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a growing customer base of large network owners. In 2016, Eltel net sales amounted to EUR 1.4 billion. The current number of employees is approximately 8,400. Since 2015, Eltel AB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Loudspring acquires majority of Eagle Filters to save energy for energy companies

Loudspring Oyj Company release 18.01.2018, 08:30 (EEST) Loudspring has acquired a majority stake in Eagle Filters. With this acquisition Loudspring takes the first step towards becoming an operational company group saving natural resources. After the transaction Loudspring owns 63.4% of Eagle Filters, up from 34%.  The transactions includes investments of 300 000EUR into Eagle Filters as well as share swaps with the founders of Eagle Filters. After the transaction the amount of Loudspring’s class A shares will increase by 128 788 , which represent 0,5% of the outstanding shares after the transaction. The price per 1 Loudspring share is 2,64 in the share swap transaction. Agreements have been made with Eagle Filters and its current owners giving Loudspring the option to increase its ownership up to 80%.  Eagle Filters revenues in 2017 were appx 1.9 M€ (unaudited). Through adoption of Eagle products, the total saving potential for the energy industry is more than 10 billion USD, annually. The inclusion of Eagle Filters into Loudspring group is in line with the strategy update released in December, where Loudspring announced that it aims to consolidate a selection of its portfolio that are high growth, close to or already profitable and with low additional capital requirements. Eagle Filters fits these criteria. Eagle Filters brings with it access to top tier customers in the global energy industry where they enable significant fuel efficiency and CO2 savings. The company has an expanding product portfolio that includes high efficiency intake air filtration, intake air-cooling and cloud based software for real time monitoring of power plants. The products are in use in gas turbines and generating sets. Eagle is at a very interesting point in their growth where Eagle has proven its ability to save several million USD per power plant, and the products are currently being used in several installations by some of the largest utilities in the world, including Engie, the world’s largest gas turbine operator. Loudspring’s operational, marketing, business and growth expertise will now be a crucial component in attempting to accelerate growth for Eagle going forward. Eagle will continue to operate in the existing legal form under the Loudspring umbrella. Alexander Lidgren, CEO of Loudspring comments: “Loudspring is entering a new stage, where we transform into a company group focused on saving natural resources. As a first step we now have our own resource efficiency business for utilities. To target global leadership in carefully selected market pockets by consolidating portfolio companies into majority or fully-owned businesses is one of the goals outlined in our updated strategy, another is to turn one or more of our business units into high profitability and source of significant dividends.” Juha Kariluoto, CEO of Eagle Filters: “Loudspring’s increased holding and the financial injection into Eagle Filters  enable us to concentrate on our most important task we presently have – sales. Our products  have undeniably demonstrated their efficiency and reliability, we have recently had good order intake and now have the opportunity to grow rapidly. Also, recent repeat orders from IEC and Engie are good example of our customers’ trust on our technology and new orders from Asia and Europe reflect the interest in our story on energy savings we are able to generate to our customers.“ Lidgren continues: “Eagle is unique in its capability to achieve very large CO2 emission savings globally with easy to install solutions that have short pay-back times for utilities. We are extremely happy to have them be the first company consolidated into Loudspring and we look forward to accelerating it with our resources from our locations in Europe and in the United States.”

Clavister’s Slow DDoS solution to be switched on in Wi-Fi network in Japan

Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. January 18, 2018. Clavister (CLAV: NASDAQ), a Swedish provider of network security services and products, recently created an innovative solution against Slow DDoS attacks on the network of NTT Broadband Platform (NTTBP), one of the largest Wi-Fi providers in Japan, to be deployed early 2018. Slow DDoS, or Slow Distributed Denial-of-Service, is one of the threats that service providers operating on the Internet and the cloud are exposed to—a growing problem that needs addressing for security reasons. Using only conventional technology against DDoS doesn’t suffice against Slow DDoS: Slow DDoS is designed to remain virtually invisible in DDoS detector software. Clavister discovered behavior patterns and algorithms of Slow DDoS attackers and prototyped a software that mitigates against this threat. With a Proof of Concept project on NTTBP’s Wi-Fi network, Clavister and NTTBP confirm that the Slow DDoS detector works against Slow DDoS attack on the network. Through the PoC, two companies and MIRAIT modified the Slow DDoS detector to be adaptive with evolution of Slow DDoS attacks. “We were given this challenge by one of our most trusted and loyal customers, NTTBP who we have an excellent track record of delivering highly innovative solutions to,” explained new Director of Product Management, Mikael Nilsson on Clavister’s Slow DDoS solution. “What we requested was to solve potential issues affecting our clients and their services. Clavister developed a group of software systems that provided the security they were looking for. Deployed together with the Clavister Security Gateway, it detects such attacks and bans the attacker if it’s required,” Toshiya Masuzawa, Executive Manager, Senior Vice President of NTTBP explains. MIRAIT, the IT partner that services the NTTBP relationship in terms of Clavister products and delivery were equally satisfied with the Slow Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) prevention solution. “MIRAIT is fully aware that NTTBP plans to strengthen security in their Wi-Fi business. That’s why we found it very encouraging that Clavister could provide such a strong deterrent solution for this kind of attack to our customer, NTTBP,” says Koji Aoyama, Managing Director of Solution Business, MIRAIT.  Shinobu Färnlöf, Director of Sales Japan, notes that “It is this kind of drive for customer satisfaction and innovative solutions that is making inroads into the Japanese market and increasing our market share according to our business plan. All the while in one of the most technologically demanding operating terrains in the world. It’s our attentiveness and ability to be creative that’s winning over more and more customers all the time. These skills are highly appreciated business values in Japan,” concludes Färnlöf.

HANZA makes significant expansion in Sweden –acquires Wermland Mechanics

"We are pleased to welcome the successful company Wermech to the HANZA Group. The acquisition means continued focus on modernizing and streamlining the manufacturing industry by our cluster concept, says Erik Stenfors, CEO of HANZAIn addition to Wermland Mechanics Group AB, the wholly-owned subsidiary Wermlands Mechanics Töcksfors AB is included in the acquisition. In total, the acquisition has close to 200 employees and sales in 2016 of approx. SEK 300 million with earnings before tax of SEK 16.8 million. Estimated sales in 2017 is more than SEK 350 million. The seller of Wermech is the investment company Karnell, as well as the present Board of Directors and management of the company."Wermech has had an impressive development for a long time, so the choice of new owners is important. HANZA's long-term commitment creates good opportunities for continued success for Wermech, "said Hans Karlander, chairman of the board Karnell.HANZA's manufacturing cluster in southwest Värmland has so far consisted of two plants in Årjäng and will now be expanded using Wermech's plants in Töcksfors and Svanskog. Here, products for industries such as industry, defense and medical technology will be manufactured. "We see good conditions for a flourishing manufacturing industry in southwest Värmland. Our cluster model increases profitability for our customers, reduces lead times and creates more environmentally friendly processes, says Erik Stenfors, CEO of HANZA.The purchase sum amounts to a total of maximum SEK 167.5 million and consists of a fixed part of SEK 145 million paid on closing, which is expected to take place on February 1, 2018, and a variable part of maximum SEK 22.5 million based on the results of the acquired group in 2018. The additional purchase price will be paid during the first quarter of 2019.Wermech is acquired by HANZA's wholly-owned subsidiary HANZA AB, and the acquisition is financed partly through credits by the bank Westra Wermland Sparbank, partly through a proposed and fully guaranteed SEK 60 million preferential share issue in HANZA, according to the terms and conditions published by a separate press release. The issue requires a resolution of the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the Board's proposal and a notice has been published in a special press release.On January 19th, at 12.00 HANZA invites for a press conference and interviews at Wermech's factory in Töcksfors, please see the attached press invitatio (In Swedish).Facts: About HANZAHANZA modernizes and streamlines the manufacturing industry. We create shorter lead time with more environmentally friendly processes and increase profitability for clients by bringing together different manufacturing technologies locally. Founded in 2008, HANZA today has an annual revenue of more than one million SEK and operates in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic and China. Among HANZA’s clients are leading companies like ABB, Perkin Elmer, Atlas Copco and Kone. For more information visit Facts: About Wermland MechanicsWermland Mechanics is one of Scandinavia's leading contractors of sheet metal parts and offers customized sheet metal details with very high precision. The company has a highly automated machinery for processing small, large and advanced sheet metal articles, which makes the company very competitive. The company has production facilities in Töcksfors and Svanskog and has customers in several industries. For more information visit Facts: About Karnell Karnell is an investment company that invests in small and medium-sized unlisted Nordic companies. We are active and long-term owners who, together with the company’s management, develop the portfolio companies. Karnell manages two different investment platforms, K3 and K4. The investment company K4 owns two companies and the buy-out fund K3 owns four companies. Read more at  

Episurf Medical receives market approval in Israel and signs distribution agreement for the Israeli market

Episurf Medical (NASDAQ: EPIS B) today announces that the Israeli Ministry of Health has approved Episurf Medical’s Episealer® knee products for the Israeli market. The approval follows a review process. Episurf Medical further announces that the company has entered into a distribution agreement for the Israeli market with AMI Technologies Ltd., a leading distributor of medical devices in Israel. “We are very happy to continue executing on our global strategy by opening up our first distribution market. This is an important step for Episurf Medical” says Pål Ryfors, CEO Episurf Medical.  For more  information, please contact: Pål Ryfors, CEO, Episurf Medical Tel:+46 (0) 709 62 36 69 Email: About Episurf Medical Episurf Medical is endeavoring to bring people with painful joint injuries a more active, healthier life through the availability of minimally invasive and personalized treatment alternatives. Episurf Medical’s Episealer® personalized implants and Epiguide® surgical drill guides are developed for treating localized cartilage injury in joints. Episurf Medical’s μiFidelity® system enables implants to be cost-efficiently tailored to each individual’s unique injury for the optimal fit and minimal intervention. Episurf Medical’s head office is in Stockholm, Sweden. Its share (EPIS B) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, go to the company’s website: This information is information that Episurf Medical AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.30 CET on 18 January 2018.

Alligator Bioscience appoints new VP Business Development

Lund, Sweden, 18 January – Alligator Bioscience (Nasdaq Stockholm: ATORX), a biotechnology company developing antibody-based pharmaceuticals for tumor-directed immunotherapy, announced today the appointment of Anu Balendran, PhD, as Vice President Business Development. Dr Balendran will be responsible for leading Alligator’s preclinical projects towards out-licensing. He has a PhD in Biochemistry and will join Alligator from his current role as External Innovation Director, AstraZeneca. He will assume his new role on 1 May 2018. This appointment follows those of Charlotte A Russell, MD, PhD, as Chief Medical Officer and Peter Ellmark, PhD, Associate Professor, as Vice President Discovery, in December 2017, as Alligator prepares a number of drug candidates for clinical studies, partnerships and licensing deals. “With three preclinical projects approaching clinical development and our business model to out-license projects after proof-of-concept in cancer patients, we are very pleased to make this important appointment to the management team. We look forward to welcoming Anu to Alligator. He brings extensive international experience in drug licensing and collaboration, complementing the growing team at Alligator”, said Per Norlén, CEO at Alligator Bioscience. For further information:Cecilia Hofvander, Director Investor Relations & CommunicationsPhone +46 46 286 44 95E-mail: The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:30 a.m. CET on 18 January 2018. About Alligator BioscienceAlligator Bioscience AB is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing tumor-directed immuno-oncology antibody drugs. Alligator’s growing pipeline includes four lead clinical and pre-clinical drug candidates (ADC-1013, ATOR-1015, ATOR-1017 and ALG.APV-527). ADC-1013 (JNJ-64457107) is licensed to Janssen Biotech, Inc., part of J&J, for global development and commercialization. Alligator’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (ATORX). The Company is headquartered in Lund, Sweden, and has approximately 50 employees. For more information, please visit .

Ericsson’s data centre and Fortum to collaborate in demand response

FORTUM CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 18 JANUARY 2018  Fortum and Ericsson have signed an agreement to bring the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems of Ericsson’s data centre in Kirkkonummi to the demand response markets as part of Fortum’s growing virtual battery. Before Ericsson, already more than one thousand household customers have been connected to the virtual battery developed by Fortum’s Spring project. Ericsson Finland is Spring’s first corporate customer. Through the collaboration, Ericsson’s 5G technology will be showcased in operation – enabling faster, more reliable and real-time data communication. The energy system is evolving globally with the increase in renewable energy, consumers’ smart consumption and energy efficiency. In the upcoming years, new technologies and digitalisation in the ICT sector will exponentially increase the volume of data to be processed and communicated and will accelerate data processing. “The energy and ICT sectors are both facing tremendous change. The cooperation being launched with Ericsson offers us a wonderful opportunity to showcase synergies between sectors and to generate commercial benefit for our customers,” says Fortum’s Business Development Manager Ilari Alaperä. “5G opens enormous new opportunity for energy producers, enabling new energy sources and virtual power plants to be connected – thanks to low latency and high reliability of the technology. Our global challenge is to reduce CO2 emissions; with this project and in collaboration with Fortum, we are setting a leading example for the rest of the world on how reducing CO2 can be a reality with technology already today,” says Olli Sirkka, Head of Ericsson Finland. Demand response markets are opening quickly around the world. In Sweden the grid company Svenska kraftnät selected Spring’s virtual battery for the first demand response power reserve pilot project. The project will be launched in Sweden in the first quarter of 2018.  Fortum CorporationGroup CommunicationsFurther information:Ilari Alaperä, Business Development Manager, Fortum, +358 40 688 5559Anette Asp, Ericsson Media Relations,, +46 72 507 4440 More about the topic:

Play’n GO expands product portfolio with Proactive Gaming Scandinavia purchase

18 January 2018 – Omni-channel slots specialist Play’n GO has acquired gaming supplier Proactive Gaming Scandinavia AB. The purchase sees Play’n GO follow its strategic growth plan by adding a company which can provide additional gaming products and verticals, with the aim of appealing to operators in regulated markets looking for a varied gaming solution, while also as benefitting from the synergies generated. Play’n GO will leverage Proactive Gaming’s expertise in the number games sector, as well as Keno, digital scratch cards and integrated minigames. Significantly, it will also be able to offer poker for the first time, utilising Proactive’s existing framework and strong history in the vertical, while also adding its bingo knowhow to Play’n GO’s existing expertise in the area. A key draw of the acquisition was for Play’n GO to incorporate Proactive’s hugely experienced technical team which has been the driving force behind its success in recent years. Proactive Gaming’s existing customer contracts, with the likes of regulated operators PAF and Idrottens Bingo which both share Play’n GO’s commitment to socially responsible gaming, will continue under the new ownership. Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n GO, said: “At Play’n GO, we’re always looking to push the boundaries of what a supplier can achieve, and this acquisition of Proactive Gaming will allow us to enter new verticals and build on our existing customer base. “Proactive Gaming share our omni-channel outlook and development expertise, which we believe will ensure a smooth transition into our pioneering brand as we enter 2018. “We’ll be very happy to demonstrate at ICE 2018 how our expanded product range and back-office capabilities can appeal to those in regulated markets looking for a diverse gaming offering.” Pål Burman, Proactive Gaming, said: “Play’n GO have been pioneering in the casino sector for years and we’re delighted to become a part of their organisation. “Although in different gaming verticals, we have the same high standards when it comes to new product development and this will help us grow more than the sum of our parts in the coming years.” Play’n GO will showcase its new product verticals on stand N3-460 at ICE 2018, with delegates able to see how its expanded expertise and gaming provision can benefit both online and land-based casino operations. ENDS

Catena Media plc strengthens its position in Germany as leading affiliate within sports betting and finance

The purchase price, payable at completion of the transaction, amounts to a payment of EUR 9.5 million, of which EUR 4.0 million will be paid with newly issued shares in Catena Media plc, and the remaining EUR 5.5 million in cash. The acquired assets are expected to generate quarterly sales of approximately EUR 600,000, with an operating margin of approximately 80 percent. “The assets of Dreamworx will strengthen our position as the leading affiliate in Germany. This will place us in the top position, short-term for the World Cup 2018 as well as long-term,” states Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO of Catena Media. The Dreamworx assets will form part of Catena Media´s sports division and be run by the Baybets team, based in Malta. As a consideration, Baybets may add the increased performance of the Dreamworx assets to their existing earn-out calculations, and the maximum earn-out payments to Baybets, as announced by Catena Media plc on December 4, 2017, have therefore been amended as follows: The maximum amount of the first earn-out payment has been increased from EUR 20.0 million to EUR 23.0 million. The maximum amount of the second earn-out payment has been increased from EUR 43.50 million to EUR 50.50 million. Up to 40 percent of the earn-out payment related to the Dreamworx assets can be paid in Catena Media shares. As a result, the expected total earn-out payment for Baybets, in a reasonable scenario, increases from the total amount of  EUR 30.5 million to EUR 39 million. In this scenario, the acquired assets of Baybets and Dreamworx needs to generate revenue growth of above 40 percent per year during the earn-out period. Completion of the transaction is planned for the end of January 2018, subject to certain closing conditions being fulfilled, such as the acquired assets being duly transferred to Catena Media plc. The shares will be issued at a subscription price of SEK 102,70 per share, corresponding to the volume-weighted average price for Catena Media’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm during a period of 30 trading days up to and including January 16, 2018. This means that a total of 385,924 shares will be issued, corresponding to approximately 0.7 percent of the shares and votes in the company. The shares will be subject to a lock-up period of 12 months as from the closing date of the transaction. For further information, please contact: Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO, Catena Media plcPhone: +46 706 914343, E-mail:  Åsa Hillsten, Head of IR & Communications, Catena Media plcPhone: +46 700 818117, E-mail:  The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, on January 18, 2018 at 12:00 CET. About Catena Media Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions.  The business was started in 2012 and the group has approximately 245 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, and Malta, where the Head Office is situated. In 2016, revenues reached approximately EUR 40 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap. Further information is available at

Byggmax Group restructures Skånska Byggvaror to execute the strategy for profitable growth

Skånska Byggvaror is a leading Nordic e-commerce company with a strong and profitable business within its core categories of garden related buildings, such as conservatories and greenhouses. However, the last few years’ efforts to broaden the business have been coupled with increased complexity, higher costs, and less focus on developing the core business. -          There is enormous potential in our core business. We have a market leading position in the Nordics, strong portfolio of own design products, a proprietary e-commerce infrastructure, and a broad base of very satisfied customers, says Oscar Tjärnberg, CEO of Skånska Byggvaror since October 1, 2017. We are now taking actions to pivot the business, building on these core strengths in order to drive profitable growth. Skånska Byggvaror is now moving towards a modern leader within “garden living”, i.e., conservatories, green houses, and related accessories for the garden. Several initiatives have already been initiated, including: · Investments to build best in class e-commerce capabilities, and to strengthen the product portfolio of own design products with in core categories such as conservatories and green houses · Reduce sales of less profitable non-core products, as a first step executed through reduced marketing and product exposure. Non-core product categories include e.g., doors, windows, garage doors, filing cabinets, bathroom installations, saunas, storage, and closets · Restructuring the cost base to reduce operational costs. This includes reorganization to a smaller head office organization, remodeling of the Danish Pavillon business, consolidation of logistic and office sites, and increased store efficiency trough reduced assortment display and staffing The restructuring of Skånska Byggvaror impacts Byggmax Group’s financial results for Q4 2017 with a non-recurring cost of ca SEK 50 million, of which ca half in cash effect. The largest non-recurring cost component is rent costs, coupled with reduced office, logistics, and showroom space. The actions taken have a pay-off time of 2-2.5 years, measured as annual cost savings in relation to non-recurring costs. These changes to reduce operational costs will have some impact in 2018, and full impact in 2019. -          The actions we now take are an important step towards creating a modern leader within “garden living”, says Mattias Ankarberg, CEO of Byggmax Group. I’m impressed by how quickly Oscar and his team has put a clear plan in place. 2018 will be a transformation year for Skånska Byggvaror. We expect decreased revenues as a result of reduced presence in non-core product categories, investments to execute the strategic plan, and to end 2018 with a stronger core business and lower operational costs. I look forward to see this unique business develop under Oscar’s leadership. This information is information that Byggmax Group AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of Mattias Ankarberg, at 13:00 on January 18, 2017

Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Partner in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for the Cleanergy Stirling CSP system

Cleanergy and Masdar Institute will under the agreement conduct research and development to determine the optimal TES material to achieve dispatchable solar electricity with the Stirling CSP system. The development of a reliable and highly efficient TES and its integration with the Stirling CSP system is of key importance for the product. It is believed that this storage solution combined with Cleanergy´s highly efficient Stirling engines will produce scalable and dispatchable renewable electricity at very competitive cost, thanks to the system’s modular design. “Thermal energy storage coupled with concentrating solar power is a promising solution for providing on-demand, utility-scale electrical power. While Cleanergy’s Stirling CSP system provides an efficient method for converting thermal heat to electricity, the system must integrate energy storage so that it can provide a steady supply of energy day and night, and become cost-competitive with solar photovoltaics and fossil fuels. This collaboration will focus on identifying the best performing phase-changing PCM materials that will enable Cleanergy’s Stirling CSP System to produce and store solar energy for extended periods of time,” said Dr. Steve Griffiths, Interim Executive Vice President for Research at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. “Combining Cleanergy's team of experts with the team from Masdar Institute will shorten the time to market for the Cleanergy TES solution. Masdar Institute with a strong position in renewable energy research, located in the MENA epicentre of solar energy expansion is the obvious research partner for TES development. During 2018 we will show that we are well on the road towards producing distributed on-demand electricity cheaper than any fossil-generated.”, says Jonas Eklind CEO. Masdar Institute’s expertise in CSP and TES systems has attracted a number of interested academic and industrial partners from around the world. The Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) – which is a unique CSP and TES research facility that enables researchers to demonstrate and validate novel CSP-related systems in desert harsh environment – was launched in 2015 to spur the development of CSP and TES technologies. The institute’s strong capabilities in energy storage materials characterization are what attracted Cleanergy to partner with the advanced energy and sustainability-focused university to explore TES materials for its innovative Stirling-CSP system. “Innovations in TES are critical to the advancement of sustainable energy solutions in the UAE and around the world,” said Dr. Nicolas Calvet, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Masdar Institute, and the principal investigator on the project. “Our collaboration with Cleanergy aims to generate the knowledge and technologies needed to take advantage of the highly efficient Stirling engine and rapidly move Cleanergy’s solar thermal energy technologies to the market,” Dr. Calvet added. A demonstrator of the disruptive TES system will be presented in June 2018. For more information, please contact Jonas Eklind, CEO of Cleanergy:Tel: +46 709 40 35 80, email: ___________________________________________________________________________ About CleanergyCleanergy is a privately held Swedish high-tech SME specialized in the supply of Stirling engine-based renewable energy solutions. The company has its headquarters in Gothenburg, with 60+ employees and production facilities located in the heart of the Nordic automotive and aerospace clusters on the west-coast of Sweden. The Stirling engine is produced in a state-of-the-art assembly line, the company has access to the most advanced material suppliers and engineering centres of excellence in Northern Europe.  About Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, part of the Khalifa University of Science and TechnologyThe Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) was established in 2007 in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as an independent non-profit graduate level research university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technology. The Institute has served to develop the intellectual and human capital of relevance to the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation through its high quality academics and research of relevance to local, regional and global needs. In February 2017 MI merged with the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI), to produce one world-class, research-intensive institution, to develop world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, called the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.  For media inquiries, please contact:Momen Khaiti, Specialist/PR & Media at Khalifa UniversityTel: +9712 4018066, Mobile: +971 559568864Email:

Ericsson and Bell Canada sign landmark TV deal

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by Bell Canada, the number one television provider in Canada, to power its next generation multiscreen TV services. Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform solution will enable Bell to offer an enhanced, personalized and converged multiscreen TV experience to its more than 1.5 million Fibe TV and Alt TV subscribers in Canada. The multi-year deal expands on the companies’ long-term relationship, which dates back to the 2010 launch of Bell’s Fibe TV service and deployment of Mediaroom, the world’s leading IPTV platform. When integrated with Mediaroom, MediaFirst will deliver an agile, next generation TV platform with the necessary flexibility to easily incorporate third party apps. Rizwan Jamal, Bell’s President of Residential and Small Business, says: “Our longstanding and successful relationship with Ericsson helped us deliver the innovative and exclusive new Fibe TV services that propelled Bell to the #1 in position in Canadian TV. We look forward to taking the game-changing Fibe TV and Alt TV even further, enabling next generation services across a wider range of devices by leveraging the innovative IPTV technologies of Ericsson MediaFirst.” Angel Ruiz, Head of Media Solutions, Ericsson, says: “Demand for high quality, seamless and personalized TV services is at an all-time high. With this increased consumer demand, service providers need to find ways to drive agile transformation within their business and ensure they have access to the technology and solutions that will help reduce operational costs and increase new revenue opportunities. “The implementation of our award-winning MediaFirst TV Platform will enable Bell to further enhance its innovative services and deliver additional benefits both within its business and to its subscribers, offering a superior user experience across all devices.” Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform is a software-defined, media-optimized cloud-based TV platform. It provides a converged multiscreen experience including Pay TV in-home, TV Everywhere and OTT services and embraces all content sources and delivery networks. Read more about how Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform  is delivering cost efficiencies, agility and innovation of virtualized web services for managed and over-the-top content. NOTES TO EDITORS For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit About Bell Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing innovative broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services to consumers and companies across the country. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). To learn more, please visit  or . About Ericsson Media Solutions With an outstanding pedigree dating back over a quarter of a century, Ericsson’s Media Solutions  portfolio meets the unique challenges that lie at every single stage of the video journey. From video processing and delivery to TV platforms and beyond, we enable our customers to efficiently deliver a personalized and immersive viewing experience. Earlier this year Ericsson presented a focused business strategy to revitalize technology and market leadership, improve group profitability and enable customer success. This includes exploring strategic opportunities for the company’s media businesses while continuing to develop solutions to enable the businesses to scale and succeed in the evolving media landscape. FOLLOW US:  MORE INFORMATION AT: News Center  Mail to: 10 719 69 92) 10 719 00 00) Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on

U Mobile renews Business Support System deal with Ericsson

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has further extended its partnership with U Mobile Sdn Bhd to transform the Malaysian telecommunications service provider’s Business Support System (BSS) into an industrialized, real-time converged environment. Originally signed in 2012, the partnership has been extended for another five years until 2022. In the ongoing contract, Ericsson is responsible for competence development, solution design, deployment and systems integration of the convergent billing solutions, as well as Managed Services. Ericsson’s BSS solution enables U Mobile to offer a wider range of unique services including real-time promotions and notifications, product and services cross bundling, real-time cost control for postpaid subscriptions, subscriber personalization, and flexible mobile wallets. More than 5 million U Mobile pre-paid and post-paid subscribers are managed by Ericsson. The five-year Managed Services contract allows U Mobile to focus its efforts on product development while having clearer visibility and more control over capital and operating expense. Wong Heang Tuck, CEO, U Mobile, says: “U Mobile prides ourselves for always being the first in the country to roll out unique plans and services. To successfully do so, apart from having an unlimited commitment to innovate, we need to ensure that we actively reduce time to market in a way that would not affect customer experience. Ericsson's billing solutions has played a role in enabling our customers to enjoy our new services more quickly and efficiently.” Todd Ashton, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, says: “As U Mobile's digital transformation partner, we are bringing fully-converged business and customer support to their subscribers. Our end-to-end convergent billing and Managed Services help our partners to strengthen their competitiveness, enable flexibility to meet market demands, and reduce costs through streamlined operations.” With more than 200 telecom billing and charging customers worldwide, Ericsson is the preferred end-to-end BSS partner. Two billion subscribers are supported by the supplier’s world-class BSS offerings, helping service providers address new opportunities that demand the right offer at the right moment.  About Ericsson  Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on

Brunswick Real Estate UK acquires prime, family-owned London portfolio

Established a year ago by Nordic real estate company, Brunswick Real Estate, and leading real estate investment professionals, David Turner and Will Amies, Brunswick Real Estate UK will invest a total of £150 million in the portfolio, including the cost of acquisition, in a five-year asset management programme. The portfolio, which has been held in the same ownership since the 1930s, includes three significant estates: Quadrant Business Centre and Lonsdale Road, a designated design hub, in Queens Park, north London, and Quadrant Courtyard in Weybridge, a popular mixed-use property with redevelopment potential.   The portfolio also comprises more than 100 residential units, including two purpose-built private rented sector (PRS) blocks in Twickenham and Surbiton, which mark Brunswick’s entry into the PRS sector in the UK. The transaction was funded by Brunswick Invest, the principal investment arm of Brunswick Real Estate, in partnership with an international institutional investor. Debt finance was provided by Investec Structured Property Finance. Brunswick has formulated a five-year asset management plan, focused on the Queens Park assets, which make up the majority of the portfolio by value, designed to add value through residential conversions, repositioning of assets and re-gearing leases. Queens Park benefits from strong overground and underground connectivity to the West End, Central London and Canary Wharf and has experienced the highest property price growth in the UK since 1995. CBRE advised the vendor. David Turner, Founding Partner, Brunswick Real Estate UK, said:“Portfolios of this nature are exceptionally rare and its acquisition reflects our ability to source interesting opportunities for our investor base. The portfolio has been well managed but there are a range of opportunities to enhance its value and appeal through proactive asset management, working closely with our tenant partners and local stakeholders.” Will Amies, Founding Partner, Brunswick Real Estate UK, said:“This is exactly the type of large and unique special-situation investment we are interested in making, alongside our thematic strategy, particularly in the private rented sector. We were able to complete this complex, off-market acquisition in just six weeks. We have access to significant firepower through Brunswick and its international partners and are looking to make further acquisitions this year.” Joshua Weinstein, at Investec, commented:“This is a very granular, well-located portfolio with a strong income profile and represents a welcome opportunity to work with a team of highly experienced property professionals, supporting their ambitious asset management programme, as well the start of what will hopefully be a long-lasting relationship with Brunswick in the UK.”


19 January 2018 07:00 GMT LYNPARZA RECEIVES APPROVAL IN JAPAN FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADVANCED OVARIAN CANCER Lynparza is the first PARP inhibitor approved in Japan Lynparza tablets approved as maintenance treatment for women with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer regardless of BRCA mutation status AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, US (known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved Lynparza (olaparib) tablets (300mg twice daily) for use as a maintenance therapy for patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer, regardless of their BRCA mutation status, who responded to their last platinum-based chemotherapy. Lynparza is the first poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor to be approved in Japan. Dave Fredrickson, Executive Vice President, Head of the Oncology Business Unit at AstraZeneca, said: "We are proud to bring this important first-in-class treatment to women with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer in Japan who currently have very few treatment options. The trials show that with Lynparza maintenance therapy, women with ovarian cancer can live longer without their disease worsening and Lynparza is well tolerated." Roy Baynes, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development, Chief Medical Officer, MSD Research Laboratories, said: "Today's decision is significant for Lynparza and, more importantly, for Japanese patients living with advanced ovarian cancer. Our global collaboration with AstraZeneca reinforces how our joint efforts can advance science for patients, and we look forward to working together to explore the potential of Lynparza across multiple tumour types." The approval was granted on the basis of two randomised trials of Lynparza maintenance therapy for platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer, SOLO-2 and Study 19. Please click on the PDF attached below to view the full announcement: This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END

MTG sells stake in TRACE media group

· MTG sells its 75% shareholding in TRACE media group to TPG Growth · Sale reflects MTG’s ongoing strategic transformation   MTG has signed an agreement to sell its 75% shareholding in TRACE PARTNERS S.A.S. (TRACE) to TPG Growth. The transaction values 100% of the business at an enterprise value of EUR 40 million (approximately SEK 392 million) and closing is subject to regulatory approvals. TRACE is part of MTG’s International Entertainment operations. Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President & CEO: “TRACE is a great business that we have enjoyed developing together with its talented management team over the past four years. TRACE is a global pioneer in Afro-urban entertainment and is now rolling out its streaming service TRACE Play around the world. “Our focus at MTG is on the accelerated digital transformation of our broadcasting businesses, and the rapid expansion of our MTGx digital entertainment portfolio. We are delighted that TPG Growth will now support the next steps in TRACE’s development. We thank the whole TRACE team for their dedication to delivering fantastic entertainment experiences during their time as part of the MTG family, and we wish them every success moving forward.” **** NOTES TO EDITORS MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) is a leading international digital entertainment group and we are shaping the future of entertainment by connecting consumers with the content that they love in as many ways as possible. Our brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. Born in Sweden, our shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’).  About TPG GrowthTPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global private investment firm. With more than $13 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. TPG Growth has the deep sector knowledge, operational resources, and global experience to drive value creation, and help companies reach their full potential. The firm is backed by the resources of TPG, which has more than $73 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit  About TRACETRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200 million viewers and listeners. Launched in 2003, following the acquisition of the print magazine of the same name, TRACE has become the leading media brand for the connected Afro Urban youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, France, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. For more information, visit  Contact (or Tobias Gyhlénius, Head of Public Relations; +46 73 699 27 09) (or Stefan Lycke, Head of Investor Relations; +46 73 699 27 14)Download high-resolution photos: Flickr Follow  / Facebook  / Twitter  / LinkedIn  / Instagram  / YouTube 

Finnair chosen as airline partner during the EU-China Tourism Year 2018

Finnair is proud to cooperate as a selected airline partner to the EU - China Tourism Year 2018.  The EU - China Tourism Year focuses on developing travel between China and Europe. The main priorities of the tourism year include improving the travel and tourism experiences of travelers while visiting the EU and China, organizing business to business networking opportunities for tourist partners and facilitating business summits as well as supporting various marketing campaigns. “Finnair highly supports the EU - China Tourism Year with China being a strategic market for us. The objectives of the tourism year are in-line with the objectives of Finnair. Finnair was the first Western European airline to fly nonstop to Beijing and we will be celebrating 30 years of experience flying between Beijing and Helsinki this June. We look forward to continuing to develop and support travel between China and Europe during this special year,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair.  Finnair will add a seventh city in Greater China to its network in May 2018, with a direct year-round route to Nanjing. Finnair also operates to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Xian and Chongqing. “A strength of Finnair in the Chinese market is our long history of flights to China as well as the network of Finnair covering seven cities,” says Mikko Turtiainen, Vice President for Global Sales at Finnair.  Air connectivity is an important topic during the EU - China Tourism Year. Finnair connects seven cities in Greater China with over 100 cities in Europe via its Helsinki hub. “We place strong emphasis on smooth connections, and premium customer experience. Finnair has placed great effort on developing services for the Chinese passenger; Steven Liu signature menus in Business class, incorporating Alipay and WeChat pay solutions, having Chinese cabin crew onboard flights between China and Helsinki as well as Chinese signage and customer service staff at our Helsinki hub. Welcome onboard!” says Juha Järvinen. Finnair will also become the first European airline to join as a member to the Welcome Chinese program in 2018. “With the EU China Tourism Year, this is the perfect time to join the Welcome Chinese program. Finnair is looking forward to the cooperation strengthening the Finnair brand and increasing knowledge of services that Finnair offer the Chinese traveler,” summarizes Mikko Turtiainen.

Cxense to provide data management software to leading global commercial data provider

Oslo, Norway – 19 January 2018 – Cxense ASA (OSE: CXENSE) today announced that Dun & Bradstreet, the global leader in commercial data, analytics and insights for businesses, entered into an agreement with Cxense for use of its data management software.   Dun & Bradstreet offers a wide range of products and services for credit, risk and supply chain management, sales acceleration and marketing solutions, as well as research and insights on global business issues.  The company’s database contains more than 280 million business records, derived from more than 30,000 sources in over 220 countries worldwide, and updated more than five million times each day. Dun & Bradstreet will use the Cxense solutions for data analytics and insights by leveraging real-time information about audience, users and content consumption across its digital platforms.     About Cxense:  Cxense helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource. Cxense's leading Data Management Platform (DMP) with Intelligent Personalization, gives companies unprecedented insight about their individual customers, and enables them to action this insight real-time in all marketing and sales channels. Benefits include increasing digital revenue and user loyalty. Cxense works with brands such as Aeon, Wall Street Journal, Grupo Clarin, NBC Universal, Aller and many more. Cxense is headquartered in Norway with offices worldwide and the company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker 'CXENSE.' For more information:  Investor Relations Contact:  Jørgen Loeng, Chief Financial Officer  Email:  Mobile: +47 906 60 062 

Cantargia’s European patent for solid tumours remains in force

In October 2016, a third party filed an opposition against Cantargia’s European patent no. EP 2665749 B1 directed to antibody treatment of solid tumours, such as breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and malignant melanoma. The opposition proceedings have now been completed at the opposition division of the EPO. The patent is maintained in its originally granted form. Thus, Cantargia’s patent protection in Europe for antibody treatment against IL1RAP in solid tumours remains unchanged. The decision can however be appealed. “We are satisfied with the outcome of the opposition procedures, confirming our position that the opposition was without substance”, Göran Forsberg, Cantargia’s CEO, says. “The attempt to produce new arguments against our granted patent was unsuccessful and our patent remains in force. Thereby, Cantargia is in a stronger position”. For further information, please contact Göran Forsberg, CEOTelephone: +46 (0)46-275 62 60E-mail: This constitutes information which Cantargia is required to publish under the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication through the above contact person on 19 January 2018, at 08:30. About Cantargia Cantargia AB (publ), 556791-6019, is a biotech company that is developing antibody-based treatments for life-threatening diseases. The original discovery by the research team behind Cantargia was the overexpression of a specific target molecule, interleukin 1 receptor accessory protein (IL1RAP) in leukemic stem cells. Subsequent research has also identified IL1RAP in many other forms of cancer. The company’s main project, the CAN04 antibody targeted at IL1RAP, is being studied in the CANFOUR clinical phase I/IIa study, where the primary focus is on non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. CAN04 has two modes of action: it blocks the function of IL1RAP and stimulates the immune system to destroy tumour cells. Cantargia’s second project, currently in the research phase, is aimed at developing an IL1RAP-binding antibody that is optimised for treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Cantargia is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North (ticker: CANTA). Sedermera Fondkommission is the company’s Certified Adviser. More information about Cantargia is available at

Stora Enso signs a global framework agreement with IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International

Stora Enso strives to provide a safe and rewarding workplace for employees and contractors, and to be an attractive employer to potential recruits. Respect for human rights is a top priority for the group. Through the GFA signed today, Stora Enso will work with the three global unions in order to uphold fundamental labour rights throughout its global operation and subsidiaries. Stora Enso will strive to implement the principles of the GFA throughout its supply chain, by continued adherence to the company’s Supplier Code of Conduct. “We strive for a working environment where all our employees are treated with respect and in a fair manner. We are continuously working to make sure that all our units comply with the requirements. By signing the Global Framework agreement, we show our commitment and take the next step in this important area,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström. IndustriALL Global Union General Secretary, Valter Sanches, stated at the signing: “I congratulate Stora Enso and welcome our new formal relationship that gives us the means to uphold workers’ rights throughout the company’s global operation. I call upon other pulp and paper manufacturers to follow this example.” Stora Enso reiterates its commitment to ILO core standards, and the UN Global Compact and OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises. In addition, the GFA signed today includes e.g. principles on occupational health and safety, the prohibition of child and forced labour and all forms of discrimination, which have been an integral part of Stora Enso’s policies. Global Framework AgreementsGlobal Framework Agreements (GFAs) protect the interests of workers employed in all operations of the multinational companies who sign them. GFAs are negotiated at the global level between trade unions and companies. They establish the best possible standards on trade union rights, on health and safety, and on the labour relations principles adhered to by the company in its global operations, regardless of the standards existing in a particular country. IndustriALL Global Union IndustriALL Global Union, represents 50 million workers in 140 countries, in manufacturing (including auto), mining and energy sectors. IndustriALL has signed GFAs with 47 major corporations including Ford, Siemens, H&M and Statoil.   For further information, please contact:  Ulrika Lilja, EVP, Communications, tel. +46 72 221 9228 Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2016 were EUR 9.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY).   STORA ENSO OYJ 

RayStation selected for Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital in London

The Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust operates five hospitals in London, plus a range of community health services. Its radiation therapy services are provided at Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. RayStation will replace two different treatment planning systems currently in use at the hospitals. The two hospitals will use RayStation for all radiation therapy treatment planning activities, as well as all pre-treatment virtual simulation. RayStation will replace the hospitals’ current standalone system for virtual simulation. The purchase comprises a broad range of functionality, including 3D-CRT, IMRT, VMAT, multi-criteria optimization, automated breast planning and adaptive planning. Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: “We are very pleased to support the needs of these two leading London hospitals. The aim with RayStation is to provide the most comprehensive functionality. This makes it possible for clinics to consolidate multiple systems, increase efficiency and reduce the need for staff training. We look forward to a successful partnership.” About Imperial College Healthcare NHS TrustImperial College Healthcare NHS Trust provides acute and specialist healthcare for a population of nearly two million people in north west London, and more beyond. The Trust has five hospitals in London – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and The Western Eye – and runs a growing number of community services. With its academic partner, Imperial College London, the trust is one of the UK’s 11 academic health science centres, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education. About RayStationRayStation integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines unique features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s market-leading algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron, proton and carbon ion therapy*. The system is built on the latest software architecture and features a graphical user interface with state-of-the-art usability. About RaySearchRaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions for improved cancer treatment. RaySearch markets the RayStation treatment planning system to clinics all over the world and distributes products through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. The company recently launched the next-generation oncology information system, RayCare*, which comprises a new product area for RaySearch. RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. The company was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2003.   To learn more about RaySearch, go to: * Subject to regulatory clearance in some markets. For further information, please contact:Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)Telephone: +46 (0)8-510 530

Changes in Group Management and creation of new function to respond to digital transformation

To manage Husqvarna Group’s broad and rapid digital transformation, a new function within Group Management will be created: “Group Digital, Operations and Technology Development”. The new function will support the Group’s divisions in the digital transformation and safeguard synergies between them. The new function will be headed by Pavel Hajman, currently President of Husqvarna Division, and consists of the current Group strategic functions Technology Office, Group Operations, Group Information Services (GIS) and the Program Office for Efficiency programs.  “The brand driven divisional organization for our forest and garden operations introduced in 2015 has been successful and is delivering according to plan. However, we are in the midst of a digital transformation that brings new prospects to develop our product- and service offering, opens for new sales and service channels and provides an opportunity to run our supply chain more efficiently. These changes secure the best possible support to our divisions and strengthens our capabilities in this respect,” says Kai Wärn, President and CEO. In addition, effective February 1, 2018, the following changes will be made to Group Management: · Sascha Menges, currently President of Gardena Division will become President of Husqvarna Division · Pär Åström, currently Senior Vice President Group Business Development, will take on the position as President Gardena Division · Per Ericson, currently Senior Vice President of People & Organization, will also assume leadership of Group Business Development · Hillevi Agranius Group CIO, Chief Information Officer will be included in Group Management Mona Abbasi new SVP Group Communications, Brand and MarketingAs of February 19th, 2018, Mona Abbasi will take the position as Senior Vice President Group Communications, Brand & Marketing and will be a member of Group Management. Most recently Mona Abbasi held the position as VP Consumer Experience & Brand of the Electrolux Group. “I am very pleased to welcome Mona Abbasi to Husqvarna Group. Mona has a 20-year career in international brand and marketing and brings experience that will be valuable to our future development - transforming companies to become truly customer experience led and brand driven, enabled by the digital transformation”, says Kai Wärn.

Eyeonid Group AB (publ) sign 2 year agreement with South African My Cybercare (Pty) Ltd for the resale of EyeOnID's Proactive ID Monitoring Services

Eyeonid Group and My Cybercare (Pty) Ltd have entered a long-term cooperation for the South African market as a first step, which is intended to expand to other parts of Africa and regions when an opportunity is given. My Cybercare will market the service from Eyeonid Group to both to its new and existing customers in South Africa.My Cybercare offer cyber-insurance with antivirus for the Consumer and Corporate market in South Africa together with their partner Genric Insurance.My Cybercare has an existing distribution agreement with a well-known global provider of antivirus software. This anti-virus software, together with an insurance from Genric Insurance Company, is now bundled the Proactive ID Monitoring Service from Eyeonid Group.The sale of the service will be done through an existing My Cybercare e-commerce service ( as well as in various physical and virtual product packages through local and global partners managed by My Cybercare.Eyeonid Group AB receives compensation according to two models:• When the service is bundled in a third party product promotion, Eyeonid Group receive a fixed annual fee per user for the first year. If customers subsequently choose to extend the service, Eyeonid Group receive an ongoing monthly fee.• When the service is sold directly to My Cybercare customers, Eyeonid Group receive an monthly fee per user.• Calculated on a yearly basis, monthly payments are higher.In addition to the variable replacements above, Eyeonid Group also receive a minor compensation at the time of delivery.The value of the agreement is estimated to be at least EUR 500,000 over 2 years based on earlier volumes delivered by My Cybercare together with forecasts.“South Africa is an important market for Eyeonid due to its potential volume of customers with almost 60 million people and the maturity of internet usage with over 22 million users. The team behind My Cybersecurity have a strong footprint of success all over the African region within Cybersecurity and a very good understanding on how to integrate and position our service into their existing product offering. I’m very excited that we have been able to sign such an experienced partner for the South African territory and it proves once again that we have a very solid offering on the international market, says Daniel Söderberg, CEO of Eyeonid Group AB”"We are very happy with our new agreement with Eyeonid Group. The solution will be fully integrated with the MyCybercare Suite of Insurance Products. The solution will form part of the new MyCybercare Personal Monitoring Services. The Service will look to offer customers an Always-On, live monitoring of personal info such as ID, Email, Credit Card and phone number. The system search the web including the dark web, providing alerts and remediation assuming fraudulent input.  We have seen a strong demand in our markets, and we have evaluated several ID-monitoring solutions on the market. Our conclusion is that the service from Eyeonid group is a state of the art solution that will work perfectly with our offering and offer the future proof solution that we need, says Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of My Cybersecurity Ltd. This information is information that Eyeonid Group AB (publ) is obliged to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was provided, through the contact of the above contact person, for publication on the 19th of January 2018.

FDA issues complete response letter for CAM2038 for opioid use disorder

Lund, Sweden — 21 January 2018 — Camurus (NASDAQ STO: CAMX) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a complete response letter (CRL) for the new drug application (NDA) for CAM2038, investigational buprenorphine weekly and monthly depot injections, for the treatment of adults with opioid use disorder (OUD). The FDA has requested additional information to complete the review. There is no need for new clinical studies and the Agency’s requests will be addressed in a timely manner. “The FDA has issued a complete response letter that will serve as road map for approval and we are confident that the questions raised by the Agency can be effectively managed and resolved”, said Fredrik Tiberg, President & CEO of Camurus. ”Our US partner Braeburn Pharmaceuticals will work closely with the FDA with the goal of bringing CAM2038 to market as quickly as possible.” CAM2038 has received Fast Track status for treatment of OUD. The NDA was granted FDA Priority Review on 18 September 2017 and FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval on 1 November 2017. If approved, CAM2038 would be the first and only long-acting injectable for individualized treatment of OUD that can be used from start of treatment Day 1 and throughout patients' recovery. In 2016, roughly 11.6 million adults misused opioids in the US yet only 1.1 million received medication assisted therapy (MAT), according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Opioid overdose is now the leading cause of death among people under the age of 50 in the US. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has referred to medication-assisted therapy as “one of the major pillars of the federal response to the opioid epidemic.” CAM2038 is currently also under review by the European Medicines Agency and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and both processes are progressing according to plans. About CAM2038CAM2038 is an investigational buprenorphine weekly and monthly depot subcutaneous injection for the treatment of opioid use disorder, as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support. The product is designed for flexible and individualized treatment from initiation and stabilization to longer-term maintenance therapy, providing sustained buprenorphine release in once weekly and once monthly formulations. Administration by healthcare professionals ensures delivery and medication adherence, while potentially minimizing risks of diversion, misuse, and accidental pediatric exposure. CAM2038 has been evaluated in seven Phase 1-3 clinical trials, including a pivotal Phase 3 efficacy and a long-term safety study. The safety profile of CAM2038 was generally consistent with the known safety profile of buprenorphine, with the exception of mild-to-moderate injection-site adverse events. The North American rights to CAM2038 are licensed to Camurus’ partner Braeburn Pharmaceuticals. About Braeburn PharmaceuticalsBraeburn is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering solutions for people living with the serious, often fatal consequences of opioid addiction. The company’s mission is to advance a portfolio of next-generation therapies, with individualized dosing regimens and delivery options, to address the escalating disease burden of addiction faced by patients, healthcare professionals, payers and society. For more information about Braeburn, please visit About CamurusCamurus is a Swedish research-based pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercialising innovative and differentiated medicines for the treatment of severe and chronic conditions. New drug products with best-in-class potential are conceived based on the proprietary FluidCrystal® drug delivery technologies and an extensive R&D expertise. Camurus’ clinical pipeline includes products for treatment of cancer, endocrine diseases, pain and addiction, developed in-house and in collaboration with international pharmaceutical companies. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker “CAMX”. For more information, visit For more informationFredrik Tiberg, President & CEOTel. +46 (0)70 682 Rein Piir, VP Investor RelationsTel. +46 (0)70 853 72 This information is information that Camurus AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the managing director, at 2.00 pm CET on 21 January 2018.