Lemminkäinen and YIT to combine

LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION    STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE   19 JUNE 2017 AT 8:00 A.M. This stock exchange release may not be published or distributed, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan or any other country where such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. LEMMINKÄINEN AND YIT TO COMBINE The Boards of Directors of Lemminkäinen Corporation (“Lemminkäinen”) and YIT Corporation (“YIT”) announce to have agreed upon the combination of the two companies through a merger. · The combination will create a financially strong company with urban development as the engine for growth and profitability. The companies’ business areas will complement and balance each other and decrease sensitivity to economic cycles. · The preliminary combined annual revenue of the combined company is approximately EUR 3.4 billion and operating profit approximately EUR 85 million (IFRS, 2016). The combined company will employ around 10,000 employees located in 11 different countries. · The combination is expected to create significant value for the shareholders of the combined company through decreased sensitivity to economic cycles and improved competitiveness providing a strong platform for growth. · The total synergies are expected to be approximately EUR 40 million annually and they are expected to materialise in full by the end of 2020. · The combination will be implemented as a statutory absorption merger whereby Lemminkäinen will be merged into YIT. · Lemminkäinen’s shareholders will receive as merger consideration 3.6146 new shares in YIT for each share in Lemminkäinen owned by them, corresponding to an ownership in the combined company post-completion of 60% for YIT shareholders and 40% for Lemminkäinen shareholders. · Based on the latest three-month volume-weighted average share prices of both YIT and Lemminkäinen, the corresponding ownership of YIT and Lemminkäinen shareholders would have been approximately 67.1% and 32.9%, respectively. (1 · The completion of the combination is subject to, inter alia, approval by the Extraordinary General Meetings (each, an “EGM”) of YIT and Lemminkäinen, which are currently expected to be held on September 12, 2017 as well as approvals from competition authorities. · The combined company has obtained necessary commitments for the financing of the completion of the merger. · Shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 64% of the shares in Lemminkäinen and shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 20% of the shares in YIT, have undertaken to attend the companies' respective EGMs and to vote in favour of the combination. · The combination is intended to be completed on either November 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018, as possible. · The preliminary long-term financial targets of the combined company will be return on capital employed (ROCE) of more than 12 percent, equity ratio above 40 percent, positive cash flow after dividends as well as annually growing dividend per share. Berndt Brunow, Chairman of the Board of Lemminkäinen, comments: “During the last three years, Lemminkäinen’s management has focused on a turnaround – strengthening the company’s financial position as well as operational efficiency. This unique merger in the Finnish construction industry creates a significant company on a Nordic scale. The combined company has a strong financial position, strong cash flow and over 100 years of experience from the construction industry. The synergies from the merger are significant. They will enable the combined company to become also a competitive player on the Northern European markets.” Matti Vuoria, Chairman of the Board of YIT, comments: “Lemminkäinen and YIT are both increasingly international, solid Finnish companies with more than 100 years of history and a versatile know-how and strong foothold in their operating areas. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen creates a strong Northern European playmaker and a reformer.” Kari Kauniskangas, President and CEO of YIT, comments: “The combination is a strategically important step for both companies and it creates a platform for the growth into one of the leading urban developers in the Northern European construction market. I believe that the combination creates a player whose active development work further enhances customer experience and the competitiveness of the company. The combination also creates new career opportunities for personnel for example in demanding projects combining infrastructure, business premises and housing.”  1) Based on the volume-weighted average prices of YIT (approximately EUR 7.01) and Lemminkäinen (approximately EUR 18.63) on Nasdaq Helsinki during the latest three months until June 16, 2017, said date included. Press and analyst conference A joint press conference and conference call will be held today, June 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. EEST at Pörssitalo (Fabianinkatu 14) in Helsinki, Finland. Please see below for additional details. BACKGROUND TO THE COMBINATION YIT and Lemminkäinen are construction companies operating in the Northern European market with significant presence in Finland and reputable brands in the Nordic countries as well as in Russia and Eastern Europe. Both companies have in recent years been adjusting to the changing market conditions by focusing on operational and capital efficiency. Now, with improved and more efficient operations, the companies are well positioned to benefit from the improving market sentiment as well as strengthen their market position and thereby improve profitability. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen is a natural step in the development of both companies as it will respond to the customers’ changed behaviour, improve cost-competitiveness and decrease sensitivity to economic cycles. The more balanced product and service offering and wider geographical presence are expected to provide new growth opportunities for the combined company as well as enable development of new product concepts. Further, the combination supports the strategic aspirations of both companies and is expected to increase shareholder value to the shareholders of the combined company. The Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen have, on June 19, 2017, signed a combination agreement (the “Combination Agreement”) and a merger plan concerning the combination. THE RATIONALE OF THE COMBINATION The combination provides a strong platform for future growth through increased economies of scale. The combined company will have a wide presence in several economic regions where it can accelerate growth while simultaneously reducing sensitivity on country-specific construction cycles. Market conditions among key growth markets of the combined company have improved and the efficiency and development programmes implemented by both companies in recent years will support the development of competitiveness and profitability. The combination is a strategically important leap to create a platform to grow to one of the leading urban developers in the Northern European construction market. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen will form a balanced business portfolio of Housing, Business Premises, Infrastructure and Partnership Properties (a new business area as of January 1, 2018). Together, the companies can leverage their wide professional network to provide customers cost-competitive yet high quality and complex solutions. The companies will create a broad project execution platform for their diversified customer base. The broadened service offering will decrease the combined company’s sensitivity to economic fluctuations, which will support cash flow generation and help the combination to reach its growth targets. Furthermore, employees will gain improved career opportunities under a larger corporation and the combination is expected to be an attractive employer for both existing and new talent. Through the combination, the combined company's risk profile will be reduced and financial position improved. The counter-cyclicality of business operations provides operative stability which supports strategic planning and resource management. In addition, the benefits of scale enable new market opportunities and ability to capture larger projects. The increased size and strengthened capital base of the combined company is also expected to improve financing options and reduce financial costs. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen is expected to create significant value for the shareholders of the combined company through synergies resulting from the coordination of the operations of the two companies and through increasing business opportunities. The synergies are expected to be approximately EUR 40 million annually, and they are expected to materialise in full by the end of 2020. The majority of the planned synergies are expected to be achieved through decreasing administrative costs, developing procurement, organisational improvements and coordinating ways of working and processes. The integration of operations will commence immediately after the completion of the proposed merger. Integration costs of approximately EUR 40 million are expected to have a nonrecurring cash flow impact for the years 2017–2019. YIT and Lemminkäinen will inform, consult and negotiate with relevant employee organisations regarding the social, economic and legal consequences of the proposed combination in accordance with the requirements of applicable laws. The combined company will continue to evaluate additional synergies beyond the current plan. The growth opportunities and advantages of synergies provided by the combination are expected to increase the combined company’s attractiveness as an investment case. Furthermore, the more balanced and improved risk profile and improving competitiveness of the combined company are expected to enable attractive and growing dividends to the shareholders in the future. THE COMBINED COMPANY Overview The aim of the combined company is to become one of the leaders in urban development with preliminary combined annual revenue of approximately EUR 3.4 billion and operating profit of approximately EUR 85 million (IFRS, based on the twelve months ended December 31, 2016), which has approximately 10,000 employees. The combined company will have operations in 11 countries (Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland) and a strong position in its business areas: · Housing: Construction and development of apartments and entire residential areas. · Business Premises: Construction and development of offices, business, production and logistics premises and public buildings, solutions for the health care sector, and property development services. Renovation is also part of the service portfolio. · Infrastructure: Road and street construction, including bridges, underground construction, earth and foundation construction, building of energy, water supply and industrial plants, paving, as well as maintenance. · Partnership Properties (a new business area as of January 1, 2018): Financing the development of significant projects as well as owning and timely divestment of plots and developed properties. Board of Directors and Management The Shareholders’ Nomination Board of YIT, after consultation with the Board’s Nomination Committee of Lemminkäinen, proposes to the Extraordinary General Meeting of YIT resolving on the merger that Erkki Järvinen, Inka Mero and Tiina Tuomela, each a current member of the Board of Directors of YIT, be conditionally elected to continue to serve on the Board of Directors of YIT following the completion of the combination and that Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, Juhani Mäkinen and Kristina Pentti-von Walzel, each a current member of the Board of Directors of Lemminkäinen, be conditionally elected as members of the Board of Directors of YIT following the completion of the combination and that as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the combined company would be elected Matti Vuoria, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of YIT, and as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors would be elected Berndt Brunow, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lemminkäinen. Kari Kauniskangas would continue as YIT’s President and CEO following the combination and Ilkka Salonen, the current CFO of Lemminkäinen, would be appointed as the CFO.  Ownership structure and corporate governance Pursuant to the merger plan, Lemminkäinen shareholders will receive as merger consideration 3.6146 new shares in YIT for each share in Lemminkäinen owned by them, corresponding to an ownership in the combined company post-completion of 60% for YIT shareholders and 40% for Lemminkäinen shareholders, assuming, that none of Lemminkäinen shareholders demands redemption of his/her shares at the EGM resolving on the merger. The table below illustrates the largest owners of the combined company (as per May 31, 2017), assuming all current YIT and Lemminkäinen shareholders are shareholders also at the completion of the combination. +---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+| |Shareholder  |Shares  |% of total shares  |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|1  |Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company   |15,945,976 | 7.6% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|2  |PNT Group Oy   |15,296,799 | 7.2% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|3  |Pentti Heikki Oskari Estate   | 8,146,217 | 3.9% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|4  |OP funds   | 5,125,392 | 2.4% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|5  |Forstén Noora Eva Johanna   | 5,115,530 | 2.4% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|6  |Herlin Antti   | 4,710,180 | 2.2% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|7  |Pentti Lauri Olli Samuel   | 4,198,846 | 2.0% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|8  |Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company  | 3,549,055 | 1.7% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|9  |Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company  | 3,192,535 | 1.5% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|10 |Fideles Oy   | 3,188,800 | 1.5% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|11 |The State Pension Fund     | 2,975,000 | 1.4% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|12 |Vimpu Intressenter Ab   | 2,873,607 | 1.4% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|13 |Danske Invest funds   | 2,821,025 | 1.3% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|14 |Pentti-von Walzel Anna Eva Kristina | 2,749,192 | 1.3% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|15 |Pentti-Kortman Eva Katarina   | 2,715,410 | 1.3% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|16 |Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company    | 2,662,224 | 1.3% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|17 |Pentti Timo Kaarle Kristian   | 2,368,575 | 1.1% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|18 |Mariatorp Oy   | 2,349,490 | 1.1% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|19 |Wipunen varainhallinta oy    | 2,349,490 | 1.1% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+|20 |Mandatum Life Unit-Linked    | 2,100,557 | 1.0% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+| |Top 20 total  |94,433,900 | 44.7% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+| |Nominee registered  |40,090,483 | 19.0% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+| |Other  |76,575,470 | 36.3% |+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+| |Total shares |211,099,853| 100.0%|+---+--------------------------------------------+-----------+-------------------+ The combined company is proposed to be called YIT Corporation. Illustrative Combined Financial Information Basis for preparation The illustrative unaudited financial information presented below is based on YIT’s and Lemminkäinen’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 and unaudited consolidated interim financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The illustrative statement of financial position information presented is based on the consolidated statement of financial position information of both companies as at March 31, 2017. The illustrative combined financial information is presented for illustrative purposes only. The illustrative combined income statement information, statement of financial position and key figures have been presented as if the business had been carried on in the same group from the beginning of each period. The illustrative combined net sales, adjusted operating profit and operating profit of the combined company have been calculated as a sum of YIT’s and Lemminkäinen’s combined financial information for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The combined statement of financial position, equity ratio, interest-bearing net debt and gearing illustrates the impact of the combination as if it had occurred on March 31, 2017. The combined financial information is based on a hypothetical situation and should not be viewed as pro forma financial information inasmuch as any purchase price allocation, differences in accounting principles, adjustments related to transaction costs and impacts of the possible refinancing have not been taken into account. The difference between the preliminary merger consideration which has been calculated based on the closing price of the shares in YIT on May 31, 2017, totalling EUR 631.6 million, and Lemminkäinen’s net assets as at March 31, 2017, totalling EUR 378.0 million, has been allocated to non-current assets. In said figures, Lemminkäinen's hybrid loan has been treated as debt. The expected synergies have not been included. The actual financial information for the combined group will be calculated based on the final merger consideration and the fair values of Lemminkäinen’s identifiable assets and liabilities as at the date of completion of the combination, including the impacts of possible refinancing that is contingent on the completion of the combination. The combined company's financial information that will be published in the future following the completion of the combination could therefore differ significantly from the illustrative combined financial information presented below. Accordingly, this information is not indicative of what the combined company's actual financial position, results of operations or key figures would have been had the combination been completed on the dates indicated. YIT will publish pro forma financial information in the merger prospectus assumed to be published by the end of August. Combined income statement information +----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+|IFRS |1.1 - 31.12.2016 |1.1 - 31.3.2017 |+----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+|EUR million |Combined|YIT |Lemminkäinen|Combined|YIT |Lemminkäinen|+----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+|Net sales | 3,361.0|1,678.3| 1,682.7| 692.5|452.2| 240.3|+----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+|Operating profit| 85.2| 17.7| 67.6| -28.1| 4.7| -32.9|+----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+|Operating profit| 2.5%| 1.1%| 4.0%| -4.1%| 1.0%| -13.7%||-% | | | | | | |+----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+|Operating profit| 89.7| 44.7| 45.1| -24.7| 4.7| -29.5||(adjusted) 1) | | | | | | |+----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+|Operating profit| 2.7%| 2.7%| 2.7%| -3.6%| 1.0%| -12.3%||-% (adjusted) 1)| | | | | | |+----------------+--------+-------+------------+--------+-----+------------+ 1) The combined adjusted operating profit have been adjusted based on YIT’s and Lemminkäinen’s published financial statements and interim financial information. The transactions between YIT and Lemminkäinen have not been eliminated from the combined income statement information. The combined net sales include transactions between YIT and Lemminkäinen that amounted to EUR 11.5 million for the financial year ended December 31, 2016 and EUR 1.3 million for the three months’ interim period ended March 31, 2017. The transactions between YIT and Lemminkäinen did not have a significant impact on the combined operating profit or adjusted operating profit. Combined statement of financial position and key figures information +----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|IFRS |31.3.2017 |+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|EUR million |Combined|YIT |Lemminkäinen|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Non-current assets 1) | 874.5| 248.5| 248.0|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Current assets excl. cash and cash equivalents| 2,614.3|2,008.8| 605.5|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Cash and cash equivalents 2) | 155.2| 77.7| 77.5|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Total assets | 3,644.0|2,335.0| 931.0|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+| | | | |+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Total equity 1),2),3) | 1,201.1| 569.5| 288.5|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Non-current liabilities 3) | 572.0| 385.7| 151.5|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Current liabilities 2) | 1,870.8|1,379.7| 491.1|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+|Total equity and liabilities | 3,644.0|2,335.0| 931.0|+----------------------------------------------+--------+-------+------------+ +----------------------------+--------+------+------------+|IFRS |31.3.2017 |+----------------------------+--------+------+------------+|EUR million |Combined|YIT |Lemminkäinen|+----------------------------+--------+------+------------+|Interest-bearing net debt at| 723.5| 551.1| 137.6||the end of the period 3),4) | | | |+----------------------------+--------+------+------------+|Gearing at the end of the | 63.5%|103.6%| 47.7%||period % 3),5) | | | |+----------------------------+--------+------+------------+|Equity ratio at the end of | 40.3%| 31.1%| 37.3%||the period % 3) | | | |+----------------------------+--------+------+------------+ 1) In the combined statement of financial position information, the difference between the preliminary merger consideration which has been calculated based on the closing price of the shares in YIT on May 31, 2017 and Lemminkäinen’s net assets as at March 31, 2017, totalling EUR 378.0 million, has been allocated to non-current assets. In said figures, Lemminkäinen's hybrid loan has been treated as debt. The preliminary merger consideration, totalling EUR 631.6 million, has been allocated to total equity. 2) The annual general meeting of YIT held on March 16, 2017 resolved to distribute EUR 27.6 million as dividends and the annual general meeting of Lemminkäinen held on March 28, 2017 resolved to distribute EUR 15.3 million as dividends. The dividends have been recorded to decrease consolidated total equity and to increase current liabilities in both companies’ statement of financial position as at March 31, 2017. The dividend liabilities are not interest-bearing net debt and have thus not been taken into account in the gearing as at March 31, 2017. The dividend distribution decreased the combined cash and cash equivalents by EUR 42.9 million in April 2017. 3) The interest-bearing net debt reported by Lemminkäinen as at March 31, 2017 has been presented to treat the book value of the hybrid loan, EUR 34.8 million, as an equity item. In the illustrative combined financial information the hybrid loan has been treated as debt and hence is included in the combined interest-bearing net debt, gearing and equity ratio. 4) The combined and YIT’s interest-bearing net debt has been calculated by deducting the cash and cash equivalents and interest bearing assets from the interest-bearing liabilities. 5) Gearing ratio is calculated by dividing the difference in interest-bearing debt and cash and cash equivalents with equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent company. Financial targets The Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen have together with the management of the companies considered appropriate financial targets for the combined company and agreed on the following framework. Subsequent to the completion of the combination, the new management team of the combined company will together with the Board of Directors of the combined company refine and possibly adapt these targets. The long term financial targets of the combined company would preliminarily include: · return on capital employed of more than 12 percent (ROCE >12%); · equity ratio above 40 percent; · positive cash flow after dividends; · annually growing dividend per share. THE MERGER  Merger in brief The proposed combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen will be executed through a statutory absorption merger pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act in such a manner that all assets and liabilities of Lemminkäinen are transferred without a liquidation procedure to YIT. As a consequence of the completion of the merger, Lemminkäinen will dissolve and automatically cease to exist as a separate legal entity. Lemminkäinen’s shareholders will receive as merger consideration 3.6146 new shares in YIT to be issued for each share in Lemminkäinen. The aggregate number of the new shares in YIT to be issued is expected to be 83,876,431 shares (excluding treasury shares held by Lemminkäinen and assuming that none of Lemminkäinen’s shareholders will demand redemption of his/her shares at the EGM of Lemminkäinen resolving on the merger). Lemminkäinen has received an advance tax ruling from the Finnish Large Tax Payer's Office (Konserniverokeskus) according to which the statutory merger will be treated as a tax neutral merger as defined in Section 52 a of the Finnish Business Income Tax Act. The completion of the merger is subject to, inter alia, approval by the EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen currently expected to be held on September 12, 2017 so that shareholders representing more than 20% of the shares in Lemminkäinen have not demanded redemption of their shares. The completion of the merger is also subject to obtaining of necessary merger control approvals, availability of the financing agreed for the purpose of the merger in accordance with its terms and conditions, there being no event of default under any arrangement in respect of financial indebtedness of either company having an outstanding principal value of no less than EUR 90,000,000, no material adverse effect having taken place as well as the Combination Agreement remaining in force. The companies will publish the invitations to their respective EGMs through separate stock exchange releases later. The merger plan is included as an annex to this stock exchange release and contains information, inter alia, on the merger consideration to Lemminkäinen’s shareholders, the planned timetable for completion of the merger, the division of Lemminkäinen’s assets and liabilities to YIT and the conditions for the completion of the statutory merger. Further information about the combination, the merger and the combined company will also be available in a merger prospectus to be published by YIT prior to the EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen. Preliminary timetable · End of August 2017: Publication of merger prospectus · September 12, 2017: EGMs of Lemminkäinen and YIT · Either November 1, 2017 or January, 1 2018, as possible: Expected completion of the merger Combination Agreement in brief YIT and Lemminkäinen have on June 19, 2017 entered into a Combination Agreement, pursuant to which YIT and Lemminkäinen have agreed to combine their business operations through a statutory absorption merger pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act. The Combination Agreement contains certain customary representations and warranties as well as undertakings, such as, inter alia, each party conducting its business in the ordinary course of business before the completion of the merger, keeping the other party informed of any and all matters that may be of material relevance for the purposes of effecting the completion of the merger, preparing the necessary regulatory filings and notifications in cooperation with the other party, cooperating with the other party in relation to the financing of the combined company and the negotiations to be conducted with the creditors potentially opposing the merger. In addition, YIT and Lemminkäinen each undertake not to solicit proposals competing with the transaction agreed in the Combination Agreement, to inform each other about any competing proposals, and to provide the other party a reasonable opportunity to negotiate with the Board of Directors of the contacted party about matters arising from the competing proposal. The companies' Boards of Directors may decide to recommend a competing proposal only if required to do so in order to comply with their fiduciary duties pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act. At the request of the other party the Board of Directors in question shall, however, always convene an EGM to resolve on the merger pursuant to the Combination Agreement. YIT and Lemminkäinen give each other customary reciprocal representations and warranties related to, inter alia, authority to enter into the Combination Agreement, due incorporation, status of the shares in the respective company, preparation of financial statements and interim reports, compliance with applicable licenses, laws and agreements, legal proceedings, ownership of intellectual property, taxes, employees and completeness of the due diligence materials provided to the other party. YIT and Lemminkäinen shall bear their own fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the merger. The Combination Agreement may be terminated by mutual written consent duly authorized by the Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen. Each of YIT and Lemminkäinen may terminate the Combination Agreement inter alia if (i) the merger has not been completed by 1 April 2018, unless such date has not under certain circumstances been postponed by a maximum of three (3) months; (ii) the EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen have failed to approve the merger; (iii) if any governmental entity (including any competition authority) gives an order or takes any regulatory action that is non-appealable and conclusively prohibits the completion of the merger; or (iv) in case of a material breach by the other party of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or undertakings under the Combination Agreement if such breach has resulted, or could reasonably be expected to result, in a material adverse effect, as describe, in the Combination Agreement, in respect of the YIT group, the Lemminkäinen group or the group of the combined company. If the Combination Agreement is terminated due to the EGM of either YIT or Lemminkäinen having failed to approve the merger, the company in question shall reimburse the other party the reasonable transaction costs. Fairness Opinion With support in their assessments in the form of a fairness opinion from the respective financial advisors of YIT and Lemminkäinen, the Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen have concluded that the merger and the merger consideration are in the best interest of the respective companies and their respective shareholders. Financing YIT has obtained a commitment for financing of the merger from Nordea and Danske Bank. The new financing arranged in connection with the combination consists of a EUR 240 million Bridge Term Facility, available from the completion date of the merger. The bridge facility has a maturity date falling twelve (12) months after the signing of the Bridge Term Facility agreement, but includes a continuation option of six (6) months. The intention of YIT and Lemminkäinen is to obtain certain waivers and amendments for their existing financing arrangements. In addition to the above, YIT is planning to arrange for the combined company a Revolving Credit Facility to correspond to the financing needs of the combined company. If the new credit facility cannot be arranged, YIT's current revolving credit facility agreement will remain in force. Shareholder Support Shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 20% of the shares and votes in YIT, including Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Antti Herlin (himself and through his controlled companies), Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, and shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 64% of the shares and votes in Lemminkäinen, including among others certain members of the Pentti family and companies controlled by them, Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, have undertaken, subject to certain customary conditions, to attend the respective EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen and to vote in favour of the combination. Advisors Lemminkäinen is being advised by Nordea as financial advisor, and Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd as legal advisor. YIT is being advised by Summa Capital Oy as financial advisor, and Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. as legal advisor. LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATIONBoard of Directors YIT CORPORATIONBoard of Directors PRESS AND ANALYST CONFERENCE A joint press conference and conference call will be held today, June 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. EEST, at Pörssitalo (Fabianinkatu 14) in Helsinki, Finland in the English language. The presentation held at the event will be made available on the corporate websites of YIT and Lemminkäinen during today. The press conference can be followed live as a webcast at the address:  http://qsb.webcast.fi/y/yit/yit_2017_0619_info/ . A recording of the broadcast can be viewed at the same address later today. The press conference can also be attended via conference call. The conference call can be attended by calling no later than five minutes before the start of the event, i.e. 9:55 EEST. Conference call numbers are: Participants from UK and outside of Nordic countries: +44 (0)330 336 9105 Participants from Sweden : + 46 (0)8 5033 6574 Participants from Norway: + 47 2100 2610 The participants are requested to insert the following conference code: 2337038. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Lemminkäinen Corporation Casimir LindholmPresident and CEOTel. +358 2071 53304casimir.lindholm@lemminkainen.com Ilkka SalonenCFOTel. +358 2071 53304ilkka.salonen@lemminkainen.com Susanna InkinenVice President, Communications and MarketingTel. +358 2071 54524susanna.inkinen@lemminkainen.com YIT Corporation Kari KauniskangasPresident and CEOTel. +358 40 570 1313kari.kauniskangas@yit.fi Esa NeuvonenCFOTel. +358 40 500 1003esa.neuvonen@yit.fi Hanna JaakkolaVice President, Investor RelationsTel. +358 40 5666 070hanna.jaakkola@yit.fi Hanna MalmivaaraVice President, Corporate CommunicationsTel. +358 40 561 6568hanna.malmivaara@yit.fi YIT press deskTel. +358 44 743 7536press@yit.fi DISTRIBUTION:Nasdaq HelsinkiKey mediawww.lemminkainen.com Information on Lemminkäinen and YIT in Brief 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. www.lemminkainen.com YIT creates better living environment by developing and constructing housing, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. Our vision is to bring more life in sustainable cities. We want to focus on caring for customer, visionary urban development, passionate execution and inspiring leadership. Our growth engine is urban development involving partners. Our operating area covers Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2016, our revenue amounted to nearly EUR 1.7 billion, and we employ about 5,300 employees. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com 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. This release does not constitute a notice to an EGM or a merger prospectus and as such, does not constitute or form part of and should not be construed as, an offer to sell, or the solicitation or invitation of any offer to buy, acquire or subscribe for, any securities or an inducement to enter into investment activity. Any decision with respect to the proposed statutory absorption merger of Lemminkäinen into YIT should be made solely on the basis of information to be contained in the actual notices to the EGM of YIT and Lemminkäinen, as applicable, and the merger prospectus related to the merger as well as on an independent analysis of the information contained therein. You should consult the merger prospectus for more complete information about YIT, Lemminkäinen, their respective subsidiaries, their respective securities and the merger. 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 YIT nor Lemminkäinen, 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 YIT, Lemminkäinen, their respective subsidiaries, their respective securities and the merger, including the merits and risks involved. This release includes “forward-looking statements.” These statements may not be based on historical facts, but are statements about future expectations. When used in this release, the words “aims,” “anticipates,” “assumes,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions as they relate to YIT, Lemminkäinen, the merger or the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen identify certain of these forward-looking statements. Other forward-looking statements can be identified in the context in which the statements are made. Forward-looking statements are set forth in a number of places in this release, including wherever this release include information on the future results, plans and expectations with regard to the combined company’s business, including its strategic plans and plans on growth and profitability, and the general economic conditions. These forward-looking statements are based on present plans, estimates, projections and expectations and are not guarantees of future performance. They are based on certain expectations, which, even though they seem to be reasonable at present, may turn out to be incorrect. Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Shareholders should not rely on these forward-looking statements. Numerous factors may cause the actual results of operations or financial condition of the combined company to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Neither YIT nor Lemminkäinen, nor any of their respective affiliates, advisors or representatives or any other person undertakes any obligation to review or confirm or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. This release includes estimates relating to the synergy benefits expected to arise from the merger and the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen as well as the related integration costs, which have been prepared by YIT and Lemminkäinen and are based on a number of assumptions and judgments. Such estimates present the expected future impact of the merger and the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen on the combined company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. The assumptions relating to the estimated synergy benefits and related integration costs are inherently uncertain and are subject to a wide variety of significant business, economic, and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual synergy benefits from the merger and the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen, if any, and related integration costs to differ materially from the estimates in this release. Further, there can be no certainty that the merger will be completed in the manner and timeframe described in this release, or at all. 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.

YIT and Lemminkäinen to combine

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 Boards of Directors of YIT Corporation (“YIT”) and Lemminkäinen Corporation (“Lemminkäinen”) announce to have agreed upon the combination of the two companies through a merger. · The combination will create a financially strong company with urban development as the engine for growth and profitability. The companies’ business areas will complement and balance each other and decrease sensitivity to economic cycles. · The preliminary combined annual revenue of the combined company is approximately EUR 3.4 billion and operating profit approximately EUR 85 million (IFRS, 2016). The combined company will employ around 10,000 employees located in 11 different countries. · The combination is expected to create significant value for the shareholders of the combined company through decreased sensitivity to economic cycles and improved competitiveness providing a strong platform for growth. · The total synergies are expected to be approximately EUR 40 million annually, and they are expected to materialise in full by the end of 2020. · The combination will be implemented as a statutory absorption merger whereby Lemminkäinen will be merged into YIT. · Lemminkäinen’s shareholders will receive as merger consideration 3.6146 new shares in YIT for each share in Lemminkäinen owned by them, corresponding to an ownership in the combined company post-completion of 60% for YIT shareholders and 40% for Lemminkäinen shareholders. · Based on the latest three-month volume-weighted average share prices of both YIT and Lemminkäinen, the corresponding ownership of YIT and Lemminkäinen shareholders would have been approximately 67.1% and 32.9%, respectively.[1]  · The completion of the combination is subject to, inter alia, approval by the Extraordinary General Meetings (each, an “EGM”) of YIT and Lemminkäinen, which are currently expected to be held on September 12, 2017 as well as approvals from competition authorities. · The combined company has obtained necessary commitments for the financing of the completion of the merger. · Shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 64% of the shares in Lemminkäinen and shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 20% of the shares in YIT, have undertaken to attend the companies’ respective EGMs and to vote in favour of the combination. · The combination is intended to be completed on either November 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018, as possible. · The preliminary long-term financial targets of the combined company will be return on capital employed (ROCE) of more than 12 percent, equity ratio above 40 percent, positive cash flow after dividends as well as annually growing dividend per share. Matti Vuoria, Chairman of the Board of YIT, comments: “Lemminkäinen and YIT are both increasingly international, solid Finnish companies with more than 100 years of history and a versatile know-how and strong foothold in their operating areas. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen creates a strong Northern European playmaker and a reformer.” Berndt Brunow, Chairman of the Board of Lemminkäinen comments: “During the last three years, Lemminkäinen’s management has focused on a turnaround – strengthening the company’s financial position as well as operational efficiency. This unique merger in the Finnish construction industry creates a significant company on a Nordic scale. The combined company has a strong financial position, strong cash flow and over 100 years of experience from the construction industry. The synergies from the merger are significant. They will enable the combined company to become also a competitive player on the Northern European markets.” Kari Kauniskangas, President and CEO of YIT comments: “The combination is a strategically important step for both companies and it creates a platform for the growth into one of the leading urban developers in the Northern European construction market. I believe that the combination creates a player whose active development work further enhances customer experience and the competitiveness of the company. The combination also creates new career opportunities for personnel for example in demanding projects combining infrastructure, business premises and housing.” Press and analyst conference A joint press conference and conference call will be held today, June 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. EEST at Pörssitalo (Fabianinkatu 14) in Helsinki, Finland. Please see below for additional details. BACKGROUND TO THE COMBINATION YIT and Lemminkäinen are construction companies operating in the Northern European market with significant presence in Finland and reputable brands in the Nordic countries as well as in Russia and Eastern Europe. Both companies have in recent years been adjusting to the changing market conditions by focusing on operational and capital efficiency. Now, with improved and more efficient operations, the companies are well positioned to benefit from the improving market sentiment as well as strengthen their market position and thereby improve profitability. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen is a natural step in the development of both companies as it will respond to the customers’ changed behaviour, improve cost-competitiveness and decrease sensitivity to economic cycles. The more balanced product and service offering and wider geographical presence are expected to provide new growth opportunities for the combined company as well as enable development of new product concepts. Further, the combination supports the strategic aspirations of both companies and is expected to increase shareholder value to the shareholders of the combined company. The Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen have, on June 19, 2017, signed a combination agreement (the “Combination Agreement”) and a merger plan concerning the combination. THE RATIONALE OF THE COMBINATION The combination provides a strong platform for future growth through increased economies of scale. The combined company will have a wide presence in several economic regions where it can accelerate growth while simultaneously reducing sensitivity on country-specific construction cycles. Market conditions among key growth markets of the combined company have improved and the efficiency and development programmes implemented by both companies in recent years will support the development of competitiveness and profitability. The combination is a strategically important leap to create a platform to grow to one of the leading urban developers in the Northern European construction market. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen will form a balanced business portfolio of Housing, Business Premises, Infrastructure and Partnership Properties (a new business area as of January 1, 2018). Together, the companies can leverage their wide professional network to provide customers cost-competitive yet high quality and complex solutions. The companies will create a broad project execution platform for their diversified customer base. The broadened service offering will decrease the combined company’s sensitivity to economic fluctuations, which will support cash flow generation and help the combination to reach its growth targets. Furthermore, employees will gain improved career opportunities under a larger corporation and the combination is expected to be an attractive employer for both existing and new talent. Through the combination, the combined company's risk profile will be reduced and financial position improved. The counter-cyclicality of business operations provides operative stability which supports strategic planning and resource management. In addition, the benefits of scale enable new market opportunities and ability to capture larger projects. The increased size and strengthened capital base of the combined company is also expected to improve financing options and reduce financial costs. The combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen is expected to create significant value for the shareholders of the combined company through synergies resulting from the coordination of the operations of the two companies and through increasing business opportunities. The total synergies are expected to be approximately EUR 40 million annually, and they are expected to materialise in full by the end of 2020. The majority of the planned synergies are expected to be achieved through decreasing administrative costs, developing procurement, organisational improvements and coordinating ways of working and processes. The integration of operations will commence immediately after the completion of the proposed merger. Integration costs of approximately EUR 40 million are expected to have a nonrecurring cash flow impact for the years 2017–2019. YIT and Lemminkäinen will inform, consult and negotiate with relevant employee organisations regarding the social, economic and legal consequences of the proposed combination in accordance with the requirements of applicable laws. The combined company will continue to evaluate additional synergies beyond the current plan. The growth opportunities and advantages of synergies provided by the combination are expected to increase the combined company’s attractiveness as an investment case. Furthermore, the more balanced and improved risk profile and improving competitiveness of the combined company are expected to enable attractive and growing dividends to the shareholders in the future. THE COMBINED COMPANY Overview The aim of the combined company is to become one of the leaders in urban development with preliminary combined annual revenue of approximately EUR 3.4 billion and operating profit of approximately EUR 85 million (IFRS, based on the twelve months ended December 31, 2016), which has approximately 10,000 employees. The combined company will have operations in 11 countries (Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland) and a strong position in its business areas: · Housing: Construction and development of apartments and entire residential areas. · Business Premises: Construction and development of offices, business, production and logistics premises and public buildings, solutions for the health care sector, and property development services. Renovation is also part of the service portfolio. · Infrastructure: Road and street construction, including bridges, underground construction, earth and foundation construction, building of energy, water supply and industrial plants, paving, as well as maintenance. · Partnership Properties (a new business area as of January 1, 2018): Financing the development of significant projects as well as owning and timely divestment of plots and developed properties. Board of Directors and Management The Shareholders’ Nomination Board of YIT, after consultation with the Board’s Nomination Committee of Lemminkäinen, proposes to the Extraordinary General Meeting of YIT resolving on the merger that Erkki Järvinen, Inka Mero and Tiina Tuomela, each a current member of the Board of Directors of YIT, be conditionally elected to continue to serve on the Board of Directors of YIT following the completion of the combination and that Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, Juhani Mäkinen and Kristina Pentti-von Walzel, each a current member of the Board of Directors of Lemminkäinen, be conditionally elected as members of the Board of Directors of YIT following the completion of the combination and that as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the combined company would be elected Matti Vuoria, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of YIT, and as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors would be elected Berndt Brunow, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lemminkäinen. Kari Kauniskangas would continue as YIT’s President and CEO following the combination and Ilkka Salonen, the current CFO of Lemminkäinen, would be appointed as the CFO. Ownership structure and corporate governance Pursuant to the merger plan, Lemminkäinen shareholders will receive as merger consideration 3.6146 new shares in YIT for each share in Lemminkäinen owned by them, corresponding to an ownership in the combined company post-completion of 60% for YIT shareholders and 40% for Lemminkäinen shareholders, assuming, that none of Lemminkäinen shareholders demands redemption of his/her shares at the EGM resolving on the merger. The table below illustrates the largest owners of the combined company (as per May 31, 2017), assuming all current YIT and Lemminkäinen shareholders are shareholders also at the completion of the combination. Shareholder Shares % of total shares1 Varma Mutual Pension Insurance 15,945,976 7.6 % Company                          2 PNT Group 15,296,799 7.2 % Oy                        3 Pentti Heikki Oskari 8,146,217 3.9 % Estate                          4 OP funds                         5,125,392 2.4 %5 Forstén Noora Eva 5,115,530 2.4 % Johanna                          6 Herlin 4,710,180 2.2 % Antti                        7 Pentti Lauri Olli 4,198,846 2.0 % Samuel                          8 Elo Mutual Pension Insurance 3,549,055 1.7 % Company                        9 Ilmarinen Mutual Pension 3,192,535 1.5 % Insurance Company                        10  Fideles 3,188,800 1.5 % Oy                        11 The State Pension 2,975,000 1.4 % Fund                          12 Vimpu Intressenter 2,873,607 1.4 % Ab                          13 Danske Invest 2,821,025 1.3 % funds                        14 Pentti-von Walzel Anna Eva 2,749,192 1.3 % Kristina                        15 Pentti-Kortman Eva 2,715,410 1.3 % Katarina                        16 Etera Mutual Pension Insurance 2,662,224 1.3 % Company                        17 Pentti Timo Kaarle 2,368,575 1.1 % Kristian                          18 Mariatorp 2,349,490 1.1 % Oy                        19 Wipunen varainhallinta 2,349,490 1.1 % oy                          20 Mandatum Life Unit 2,100,557 1.0 % -Linked                           Top 20 total 94,433,900 44.7 % Nominee registered 40,090,483 19.0 % Other 76,575,470 36.3 % Total shares 211,099,853  100.0 % The combined company is proposed to be called YIT Corporation. Illustrative Combined Financial Information Basis for preparation The illustrative unaudited financial information presented below is based on YIT’s and Lemminkäinen’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 and unaudited consolidated interim financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The illustrative statement of financial position information presented is based on the consolidated statement of financial position information of both companies as at March 31, 2017. The illustrative combined financial information is presented for illustrative purposes only. The illustrative combined income statement information, statement of financial position and key figures have been presented as if the business had been carried on in the same group from the beginning of each period. The illustrative combined net sales, adjusted operating profit and operating profit of the combined company have been calculated as a sum of YIT’s and Lemminkäinen’s combined financial information for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The combined statement of financial position, equity ratio, interest-bearing net debt and gearing illustrates the impact of the combination as if it had occurred on March 31, 2017. The combined financial information is based on a hypothetical situation and should not be viewed as pro forma financial information inasmuch as any purchase price allocation, differences in accounting principles, adjustments related to transaction costs and impacts of the possible refinancing have not been taken into account. The difference between the preliminary merger consideration which has been calculated based on the closing price of the shares in YIT on May 31, 2017, totalling EUR 631.6 million, and Lemminkäinen’s net assets as at March 31, 2017, totalling EUR 378.0 million, has been allocated to non-current assets. In said figures, Lemminkäinen’s hybrid loan has been treated as debt. The expected synergies have not been included. The actual financial information for the combined group will be calculated based on the final merger consideration and the fair values of Lemminkäinen’s identifiable assets and liabilities as at the date of completion of the combination, including the impacts of possible refinancing that is contingent on the completion of the combination. The combined company’s financial information that will be published in the future following the completion of the combination could therefore differ significantly from the illustrative combined financial information presented below. Accordingly, this information is not indicative of what the combined company’s actual financial position, results of operations or key figures would have been had the combination been completed on the dates indicated. YIT will publish pro forma financial information in the merger prospectus assumed to be published by the end of August. Combined income statement information IFRS 1.1 - 1.1 - 31.12.2016 31.3.2017EUR million Combined  YIT Lemminkäinen  Combined  YIT LemminkäinenNet sales 3,361.0 1,678.3  1,682.7 692.5 452.2  240.3Operating 85.2 17.7 67.6 -28.1 4.7 -32.9profitOperating 2.5% 1.1% 4.0% -4.1% 1.0% -13.7%profit-%Operating 89.7 44.7 45.1 -24.7 4.7 -29.5profit(adjusted)1Operating 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% -3.6% 1.0% -12.3%profit-%(adjusted)1  1) The combined adjusted operating profit have been adjusted based on YIT’s and Lemminkäinen’s published financial statements and interim financial information. The transactions between YIT and Lemminkäinen have not been eliminated from the combined income statement information. The combined net sales include transactions between YIT and Lemminkäinen that amounted to EUR 11.5 million for the financial year ended December 31, 2016 and EUR 1.3 million for the three months’ interim period ended March 31, 2017. The transactions between YIT and Lemminkäinen did not have a significant impact on the combined operating profit or adjusted operating profit. Combined Statement of Financial Position and Key Figures Information IFRS 31.3.2017EUR million Combined  YIT LemminkäinenNon-current assets1 874.5 248.5 248.0Current assets excl. 2,614.3 2,008.8  605.5cash and cashequivalents Cash and cash 155.2 77.7 77.5equivalents2Total assets 3,644.0 2,335.0 931.0 Total equity1,2,3 1,201.1 569.5 288.5Non-current 572.0 385.7 151.5liabilities3Current liabilities2 1,870.8 1,379.7 491.1Total equity and 3,644.0 2,335.0 931.0liabilities IFRS 31.3.2017EUR million Combined  YIT LemminkäinenInterest-bearing net debt at 723.5 551.1 137.6the end of the period 3,4   Gearing at the end of the 63.5% 103.6%  47.7%period %3,5Equity ratio at the end of 40.3% 31.1% 37.3%the period %3 1) In the combined statement of financial position information, the difference between the preliminary merger consideration which has been calculated based on the closing price of the shares in YIT on May 31, 2017 and Lemminkäinen’s net assets as at March 31, 2017, totalling EUR 378.0 million, has been allocated to non-current assets. In said figures, Lemminkäinen’s hybrid loan has been treated as debt. The preliminary merger consideration, totalling EUR 631.6 million, has been allocated to total equity. 2) The annual general meeting of YIT held on March 16, 2017 resolved to distribute EUR 27.6 million as dividends and the annual general meeting of Lemminkäinen held on March 28, 2017 resolved to distribute EUR 15.3 million as dividends. The dividends have been recorded to decrease consolidated total equity and to increase current liabilities in both companies’ statement of financial position as at March 31, 2017. The dividend liabilities are not interest-bearing net debt and have thus not been taken into account in the gearing as at March 31, 2017. The dividend distribution decreased the combined cash and cash equivalents by EUR 42.9 million in April 2017. 3) The interest-bearing net debt reported by Lemminkäinen as at March 31, 2017 has been presented to treat the book value of the hybrid loan, EUR 34.8 million, as an equity item. In the illustrative combined financial information the hybrid loan has been treated as debt and hence is included in the combined interest-bearing net debt, gearing and equity ratio. 4) The combined and YIT’s interest-bearing net debt has been calculated by deducting the cash and cash equivalents and interest bearing assets from the interest-bearing liabilities. 5) Gearing ratio is calculated by dividing the difference in interest-bearing debt and cash and cash equivalents with equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent company. Financial Targets The Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen have together with the management of the companies considered appropriate financial targets for the combined company and agreed on the following framework. Subsequent to the completion of the combination, the new management team of the combined company will together with the Board of Directors of the combined company refine and possibly adapt these targets. The long term financial targets of the combined company would preliminarily include: -                           return on capital employed of more than 12 percent (ROCE >12%); -                           equity ratio above 40 percent; -                           positive cash flow after dividends; -                           annually growing dividend per share. THE MERGER Merger in brief The proposed combination of YIT and Lemminkäinen will be executed through a statutory absorption merger pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act in such a manner that all assets and liabilities of Lemminkäinen are transferred without a liquidation procedure to YIT. As a consequence of the completion of the merger, Lemminkäinen will dissolve and automatically cease to exist as a separate legal entity. Lemminkäinen’s shareholders will receive as merger consideration 3.6146 new shares in YIT to be issued for each share in Lemminkäinen. The aggregate number of the new shares in YIT to be issued is expected to be 83,876,431 shares (excluding treasury shares held by Lemminkäinen and assuming that none of Lemminkäinen’s shareholders will demand redemption of his/her shares at the EGM of Lemminkäinen resolving on the merger). Lemminkäinen has received an advance tax ruling from the Finnish Large Tax Payer’s Office (Konserniverokeskus) according to which the statutory merger will be treated as a tax neutral merger as defined in Section 52 a of the Finnish Business Income Tax Act. The completion of the merger is subject to, inter alia, approval by the EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen currently expected to be held on September 12, 2017 so that shareholders representing more than 20% of the shares in Lemminkäinen have not demanded redemption of their shares. The completion of the merger is also subject to obtaining of necessary merger control approvals, availability of the financing agreed for the purpose of the merger in accordance with its terms and conditions, there being no event of default under any arrangement in respect of financial indebtedness of either company having an outstanding principal value of no less than EUR 90,000,000, no material adverse effect having taken place as well as the Combination Agreement remaining in force. The companies will publish the invitations to their respective EGMs through separate stock exchange releases later. The merger plan is included as an annex to this stock exchange release and contains information, inter alia, on the merger consideration to Lemminkäinen’s shareholders, the planned timetable for completion of the merger, the division of Lemminkäinen’s assets and liabilities to YIT and the conditions for the completion of the statutory merger. Further information about the combination, the merger and the combined company will also be available in a merger prospectus to be published by YIT prior to the EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen. Preliminary timetable · End of August 2017: Publication of merger prospectus · September 12, 2017: EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen · Either November 1, 2017 or January, 1 2018, as possible: Expected completion of the merger Combination Agreement in brief YIT and Lemminkäinen have on June 19, 2017 entered into a Combination Agreement, pursuant to which YIT and Lemminkäinen have agreed to combine their business operations through a statutory absorption merger pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act. The Combination Agreement contains certain customary representations and warranties as well as undertakings, such as, inter alia, each party conducting its business in the ordinary course of business before the completion of the merger, keeping the other party informed of any and all matters that may be of material relevance for the purposes of effecting the completion of the merger, preparing the necessary regulatory filings and notifications in cooperation with the other party, cooperating with the other party in relation to the financing of the combined company and the negotiations to be conducted with the creditors potentially opposing the merger. In addition, YIT and Lemminkäinen each undertake not to solicit proposals competing with the transaction agreed in the Combination Agreement, to inform each other about any competing proposals, and to provide the other party a reasonable opportunity to negotiate with the Board of Directors of the contacted party about matters arising from the competing proposal. The companies’ Boards of Directors may decide to recommend a competing proposal only if required to do so in order to comply with their fiduciary duties pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act. At the request of the other party the Board of Directors in question shall, however, always convene an EGM to resolve on the merger pursuant to the Combination Agreement. YIT and Lemminkäinen give each other customary reciprocal representations and warranties related to, inter alia, authority to enter into the Combination Agreement, due incorporation, status of the shares in the respective company, preparation of financial statements and interim reports, compliance with applicable licenses, laws and agreements, legal proceedings, ownership of intellectual property, taxes, employees and completeness of the due diligence materials provided to the other party. YIT and Lemminkäinen shall bear their own fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the merger. The Combination Agreement may be terminated by mutual written consent duly authorized by the Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen. Each of YIT and Lemminkäinen may terminate the Combination Agreement inter alia if (i) the merger has not been completed by 1 April 2018, unless such date has not under certain circumstances been postponed by a maximum of three (3) months; (ii) the EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen have failed to approve the merger; (iii) if any governmental entity (including any competition authority) gives an order or takes any regulatory action that is non-appealable and conclusively prohibits the completion of the merger; or (iv) in case of a material breach by the other party of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or undertakings under the Combination Agreement if such breach has resulted, or could reasonably be expected to result, in a material adverse effect, as describe in the Combination Agreement, in respect of the YIT group, the Lemminkäinen group or the group of the combined company. If the Combination Agreement is terminated due to the EGM of either YIT or Lemminkäinen having failed to approve the merger, the company in question shall reimburse the other party the reasonable transaction costs. Fairness Opinion With support in their assessments in the form of a fairness opinion from the respective financial advisors of YIT and Lemminkäinen, the Boards of Directors of YIT and Lemminkäinen have concluded that the merger and the merger consideration are in the best interest of the respective companies and their respective shareholders. Financing YIT has obtained a commitment for financing of the merger from Nordea and Danske Bank. The new financing arranged in connection with the combination consists of a EUR 240 million Bridge Term Facility, available from the completion date of the merger. The bridge facility has a maturity date falling twelve (12) months after the signing of the Bridge Term Facility agreement, but includes a continuation option of six (6) months. The intention of YIT and Lemminkäinen is to obtain certain waivers and amendments for their existing financing arrangements. In addition to the above, YIT is planning to arrange for the combined company a Revolving Credit Facility to correspond to the financing needs of the combined company. If the new credit facility cannot be arranged, YIT’s current revolving credit facility agreement will remain in force. Shareholder Support Shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 20% of the shares and votes in YIT, including Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Antti Herlin (himself and through his controlled companies), Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, and shareholders holding in aggregate approximately 64% of the shares and votes in Lemminkäinen, including among others certain members of the Pentti family and companies controlled by them, Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, have undertaken, subject to certain customary conditions, to attend the respective EGMs of YIT and Lemminkäinen and to vote in favour of the combination. Advisors YIT is being advised by Summa Capital Oy as financial advisor, and Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. as legal advisor. Lemminkäinen is being advised by Nordea as financial advisor, and Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd as legal advisor. YIT Corporation                                                                                     Lemminkäinen Corporation Board of Directors                                                   Board of Directors PRESS AND ANALYST CONFERENCE A joint press conference and conference call will be held today, June 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. EEST, at Pörssitalo (Fabianinkatu 14) in Helsinki, Finland in the English language. The presentation held at the event will be made available on the corporate websites of YIT and Lemminkäinen during today. The press conference can be followed live as a webcast at the address: http://qsb.webcast.fi/y/yit/yit_2017_0619_info/ . A recording of the broadcast can be viewed at the same address later today. The press conference can also be attended via conference call. The conference call can be attended by calling no later than five minutes before the start of the event, i.e. 9:55 EEST. Conference call numbers are: Participants from UK and outside of Nordic countries: +44 (0)330 336 9105 Participants from Sweden : + 46 (0)8 5033 6574 Participants from Norway: + 47 2100 2610 The participants are requested to insert the following conference code: 2337038. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: YIT Corporation                          Kari KauniskangasPresident and CEOTel. +358 40 570 1313kari.kauniskangas@yit.fi                                                                                                                                                                                       Esa NeuvonenCFOTel. +358 40 500 1003esa.neuvonen@yit.fi Hanna JaakkolaVice President, Investor RelationsTel. +358 40 5666 070hanna.jaakkola@yit.fi Hanna MalmivaaraVice President, Corporate CommunicationsTel. +358 40 561 6568hanna.malmivaara@yit.fi YIT Press DeskTel. +358 44 743 7536press@yit.fi Lemminkäinen Corporation Casimir LindholmPresident and CEOTel. +358 20 71 53304               casimir.lindholm@lemminkainen.com Ilkka SalonenCFOTel. +358 20 71 53304ilkka.salonen@lemminkainen.com Susanna InkinenVice President, Group Communications and MarketingTel. +358 20 71 54524susanna.inkinen@lemminkainen.com Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki, major media, www.yitgroup.com Information on YIT and Lemminkäinen in Brief YIT creates better living environment by developing and constructing housing, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. Our vision is to bring more life in sustainable cities. We want to focus on caring for customer, visionary urban development, passionate execution and inspiring leadership. Our growth engine is urban development involving partners. Our operating area covers Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2016, our revenue amounted to nearly EUR 1.7 billion, and we employ about 5,300 employees. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com 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. www.lemminkainen.com 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. This release does not constitute a notice to an EGM or a merger prospectus and as such, does not constitute or form part of and should not be construed as, an offer to sell, or the solicitation or invitation of any offer to buy, acquire or subscribe for, any securities or an inducement to enter into investment activity. Any decision with respect to the proposed statutory absorption merger of Lemminkäinen into YIT should be made solely on the basis of information to be contained in the actual notices to the EGM of YIT and Lemminkäinen, as applicable, and the merger prospectus related to the merger as well as on an independent analysis of the information contained therein. You should consult the merger prospectus for more complete information about YIT, Lemminkäinen, their respective subsidiaries, their respective securities and the merger. 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 YIT nor Lemminkäinen, 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 YIT, Lemminkäinen, their respective subsidiaries, their respective securities and the merger, including the merits and risks involved. This release includes “forward-looking statements.” These statements may not be based on historical facts, but are statements about future expectations. When used in this release, the words “aims,” “anticipates,” “assumes,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions as they relate to YIT, Lemminkäinen, the merger or the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen identify certain of these forward-looking statements. Other forward-looking statements can be identified in the context in which the statements are made. Forward-looking statements are set forth in a number of places in this release, including wherever this release include information on the future results, plans and expectations with regard to the combined company’s business, including its strategic plans and plans on growth and profitability, and the general economic conditions. These forward-looking statements are based on present plans, estimates, projections and expectations and are not guarantees of future performance. They are based on certain expectations, which, even though they seem to be reasonable at present, may turn out to be incorrect. Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Shareholders should not rely on these forward-looking statements. Numerous factors may cause the actual results of operations or financial condition of the combined company to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Neither YIT nor Lemminkäinen, nor any of their respective affiliates, advisors or representatives or any other person undertakes any obligation to review or confirm or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. This release includes estimates relating to the synergy benefits expected to arise from the merger and the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen as well as the related integration costs, which have been prepared by YIT and Lemminkäinen and are based on a number of assumptions and judgments. Such estimates present the expected future impact of the merger and the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen on the combined company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. The assumptions relating to the estimated synergy benefits and related integration costs are inherently uncertain and are subject to a wide variety of significant business, economic, and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual synergy benefits from the merger and the combination of the business operations of YIT and Lemminkäinen, if any, and related integration costs to differ materially from the estimates in this release. Further, there can be no certainty that the merger will be completed in the manner and timeframe described in this release, or at all. 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. ANNEX 1 MERGER PLAN ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1]  Based on the volume-weighted average prices of YIT (approximately EUR 7.01) and Lemminkäinen (approximately EUR 18.63) on Nasdaq Helsinki during the latest three months until June 16, 2017, said date included.

Masen visits Sweden to discuss collaborations with Sweden and Swedish CSP technology provider Cleanergy

Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury, President of Masen, visited Sweden to meet with Swedish Governmental Energy Agencies and Swedish Technology Provider, Cleanergy AB. Morocco and Sweden have the attributes for good business relations within the energy sector. With Morocco’s avant-gardist strategy for renewable energy development, its optimal weather conditions and Sweden’s innovative technology solutions, focus is on how to continue developing the collaboration between the two countries. Mr. Bakkoury undertook this visit upon an official invitation by the State Secretary Mr. Oscar Stenström, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who he met on June 15th. Mr. Bakkoury also met with Mr. Pär Nuder, Board Member of Cleanergy AB, and other high-level representatives of the Swedish Government and officials of the Stockholm Region to discuss: 1. Swedish energy strategy and goals for renewables 2. Collaborative efforts between the two countries 3. Moroccan roadmap to being global leader within renewable energy - We are positioning ourselves as a major player in the renewables sector on a global level. Morocco has set an ambitious objective of 52% renewables within its energy mix by 2030. Relations with Sweden are part of the strategy to accomplish this, as well as our interest for innovative, state-of-the-art solar power generation technologies, says Mr. Bakkoury. Prior to this visit Cleanergy AB signed an agreement with Masen to deliver concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to Morocco. The agreement foresees Cleanergy and Masen collaborating to set up demonstration units of Cleanergy’s Stirling CSP technology in the Noor Ouarzazate complex and to launch collaborative innovation activities on thermal energy storage systems. - They have the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant since 2016 – 580 MW Noor Ouarzazate complex and will in 2018 supply power to nearly two million people all over Morocco. We see this aggressive plan and expansion as an opportunity. To enter the African solar power market and collaborate with Masen on development of the CSP technology with storage, is a solution where everyone can benefit, comments Mr. Jonas Eklind, President of Cleanergy AB.    For more information, please contact:Sandy ReinholdssonTel: +46 703 633 980Email: sandy.reinholdsson@cleanergy.com    About Cleanergy Cleanergy 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 90+ 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. www.cleanergy.com About Masen Masen (Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy) was founded in 2010 and is a major player in Morocco's overall energy strategy. The Company oversees implementation of the country’s renewable energy program aiming to achieve 52 percent of the national electricity mix from renewable sources by 2030. As manager of all integrated renewable energy project aspects, ranging from generating electricity to contributing to the local economy and communities, Masen is transforming natural energy into power for progress. www.masen.ma

Swedbank enters into strategic partnership in the equities area with Kepler Cheuvreux

The partnership has been designed to combine Swedbank’s banking, advisory skills and Equity Capital Markets (“ECM”) relationships with Kepler Cheuvreux’s research expertise and distribution reach. Swedbank’s institutional and retail clients will gain access to one of the largest high-quality research footprints in the Nordics and the broadest available research coverage of European stocks while corporate clients will benefit from enhanced ECM distribution capacity through Kepler Cheuvreux’s network of more than 1,200 institutional investors in Europe and the U.S. “This partnership demonstrates how new and disruptive thinking can change a rather traditional segment of banking services and is clearly in line with our strategic ambition to meet our clients’ expectations of a modern bank. Through this innovative partnership, we are strengthening our ECM and research offering to our corporate, institutional and retail clients, in a sustainable way for the bank. Kepler Cheuvreux is the ideal partner for Swedbank, with an outstanding reputation as a global, independent equity broker with excellent research and distribution capabilities,” says Ola Laurin, Co-Head of LC&I.  “We view the partnership with Swedbank as another testimony to our strong client franchise in Europe, as well as to our unique concept which allows us to continue to invest and remain at the forefront of research and execution capacity. We look forward to this significant and forward-thinking collaboration with Swedbank,” says Laurent Quirin, CEO of Kepler Cheuvreux. Swedbank’s commitment to the partnership is reflected in its investment in a 6% equity stake in Kepler Cheuvreux, and Swedbank will be represented by a seat on Kepler Cheuvreux’s Board of Directors. Kepler Cheuvreux’s ECM partnership model has proven to be successful in its current partnerships with UniCredit (since 2011), Crédit Agricole CIB (since 2013), and Rabobank (since 2016). UniCredit in cooperation with Kepler Cheuvreux ranks number one in the Italy ECM league table for 2012-17, and Crédit Agricole CIB in cooperation with Kepler Cheuvreux ranks number one in France in the Equity issuance league table (excluding blocks) for 2013-17. Swedbank and Kepler Cheuvreux will have more than 100 equity research analysts and one of the largest high-quality research footprints in the Nordics, increasing coverage to close to 300 Nordic stocks, in addition to Kepler Cheuvreux’s pan-European coverage of 660 stocks across 32 industry sectors.   The partnership will also enhance Swedbank’s distribution and research capacity by providing corporate clients with access to Kepler Cheuvreux’s network of more than 1,200 institutional investors serviced by Kepler Cheuvreux’s 120 sales managers and sales traders across 11 countries. Furthermore, Swedbank’s clients will benefit from Kepler Cheuvreux’s agreements with CIMB and with Piper Jaffray, providing access to a wider ECM distribution network in Asia and the US respectively. In addition to gaining access to a considerably larger investor base, Swedbank’s corporate clients will also benefit from enhanced roadshow and conference capabilities.   As part of the collaboration, Kepler Cheuvreux will expand its Stockholm office and open a new office in Oslo by transferring and recruiting parts of Swedbank’s analyst and sales team. In connection with the partnership, Henning Steffenrud, Head of Research Norway within Capital Markets at Swedbank, will become Head of Nordic Research at Kepler Cheuvreux, and Jan-Peter Larsson, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities at Swedbank, will become Head of Nordic Countries at Kepler Cheuvreux. For further information:Ola Laurin, Co-Head of LC&I, Swedbank, +46 70 529 14 70Josefine Uppling, Group Press Officer, Swedbank, +46 76 114 54 21 Information about Kepler CheuvreuxKepler Cheuvreux is a leading independent European financial services company specialised in advisory services and intermediation. The company has four business lines: Equities, Debt & Derivatives, Investment Solutions and Corporate Finance. Headquartered in Paris, the group employs around 550 staff. This multi-local company is also present in Amsterdam, Boston, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich and will soon open an office in Oslo. Management and staff are the largest shareholders: major European financial groups, including Crédit Agricole CIB, UniCredit, Rabobank and now Swedbank are also important shareholders. Prior to the Swedbank cooperation agreement, Kepler Cheuvreux employs 100 equity analysts who research 750 European companies. Kepler Cheuvreux has the largest equity research footprint in Continental Europe. For further details:Marlon Kelly, Co-Head of Equity Brokerage, Kepler Cheuvreux, +31 6 531 75 337www.keplercheuvreux.com 

Nitro Games brings Medals of War to the Netherlands!

"We’ve been positively surprised with the reception and with the feedback we’ve received from Sweden so far. We’re excited to open up the game now for players in the Netherlands as well, while we keep ourselves busy adding new content to the game with constant updates.” says Jussi Tähtinen, CEO and Co-Founder, Nitro Games Plc. With the launch of “Medals of War” in the Netherlands Nitro Games is expanding the player base to have more people involved in the continued development of the game. This release is a part of Nitro Games’ MVP process, where game development is closely tied to actual market data and early-stage qualitative community feedback. "We’re looking forward to welcome all new players from the Netherlands onboard, joining the battle, and helping us to further improve the game. The Netherlands was a natural choice for us as it’s English speaking, reflects the western market audience well and has a good sized pool of players. From a marketing point of view, it’s also a market where the average prices of downloads are relatively high, which is ideal for proving the marketability of the game. We want to get more evidence that the excellent reception the game has gotten in Sweden translates to other markets as well.” concludes Jussi Tähtinen. Medals of War is a community-focused game that brings players together with their friends. Players are matched with each other in intense PvP combat – In real-time! The aim is to level up and hone your skills to be the best commander in Warland. To celebrate the new launch Nitro Games has revealed a new trailer video for the game: http://bit.ly/2tgxRZo Find out more and follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedalsofWar  Twitter: https://twitter.com/MedalsofWar  Website: www.medalsofwargame.com 

Year- end report (2016-05-01 – 2017-04-30)

IN SHORT · Full year net sales amounted to 4 127 (3 706) TSEK. The total value of orders received after the period amounted to 748 TSEK on the day of the report. · Fourth quarter gross margin was 62 %, corresponding to approximately 80 % of end customer net sales. As HoloMonitor components now are purchased in larger quantities, the gross margin is expected to remain at approximately 60 %. · Extensive quality assurance efforts have resulted in that marketing activities were first intensified in early 2017. This has now resulted in a dramatic increase in number of quotation requests. The increase in quotation requests, combined with the recent surge of published scientific articles, indicates that the sales development in 2016/17 was a direct consequence of that marketing activities were intentionally held back until product quality and delivery capacity was secured. · Additional HoloMonitor units were deployed at University of Iowa, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, University of Tehran (2 units), InnovaBio in St. Petersburg, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane and at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. · The Board of Directors proposes no dividend for 2016/17. FEBRUARY 2017 – APRIL 2017 Net sales                                                                             1 221 (1 212) TSEK Operating result before depreciation (EBITDA)        -2 129 (-1 997) TSEK Net result                                                                         -3 378 (-3 443) TSEK Earnings per share                                                                -0.29 (-0.33) SEK MAY 2016 – APRIL 2017 Net sales                                                                             4 127 (3 706) TSEK Operating result before depreciation (EBITDA)        -6 039 (-6 108) TSEK Net result                                                                      -10 416 (-9 329) TSEK Earnings per share                                                                -0.90 (-0.94) SEK CEO COMMENTARY “I went in 1932 to the Zeiss Works [Zeiss is still one of the leading microscope supplier in the world] in Jena to demonstrate [the phase contrast microscope]. It was not received with such enthusiasm as I had expected. Worst of all was one of the oldest scientific associates, who said: ‘If this had any practical value, we would ourselves have invented it long ago’.” The founding idea These words are from Frits Zernike’s Nobel Lecture  in 1953. When finally released as a commercial product in the late 1940s, Zernike’s invention revolutionized cell biology. The phase contrast microscope was invented in a time when computerized image processing was unheard of. Unsurprisingly, the two technologies work poorly together. Holographic microscopy improves and adapts the benefits of the phase contrast microscope to computerized image processing. This was the founding idea of PHI in 2004 and the idea which still lead us today. Becoming mainstream Since then holographic microscopy has evolved from being received with the same lack of initial enthusiasm as the phase contrast microscope to something that is rapidly becoming mainstream among scientists. The proof of this materialized on May 19,2017 when the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry published a special issue , showcasing holographic micro­scopy and related technologies to a wider scientific audience. In the issue, HoloMonitor is featured in 3 out of the 10 original articles. The importance of mainstream I often get the question “If HoloMonitor technology is so great, why aren’t people throwing themselves at it?”. Without a doubt, Zernike received the same question when he came back from the discouraging demonstration at Zeiss. We humans like change. But, if the change is non-mainstream and too rapid, we feel that we lose control and instinctively react against it, just like the Zeiss associates did. Scientific articles This brings me to why scientific articles are so important. Independent experts review scientific articles anonymously. The articles thus both market and prove with high credibility to mainstream customers that HoloMonitor and holographic microscopy provides better research results than their old workhorse, the phase contrast microscope. The scientific articles make our industry unique. The articles are a fantastic tool to objectively provide knowledge of new technologies, but also to assess the interest in the technology and future sales. Scientific articles featuring HoloMonitor. Indicator of sales growth Academic and industrial customers purchase HoloMonitor to create new research results. The goal of academic research is to publish these new research results. The growth of number of published scientific articles featuring HoloMonitor is therefore an early indicator of future sales increase. The number of scientific articles, posters and doctoral thesis featuring HoloMonitor have now grown to well over 80, distributed over roughly 60 scientists. See the full list here . Product verification Too many companies with promising products have failed when eagerly pursuing a rapid increase of sales; a much too costly sales organization is recruited before the product can be manufactured in volume with high and consistent quality for a sustainable cost. The difficulty is in the product verification. Every customer handles the product slightly differently. The only way to ensure that a product will work as expected in the field is therefore to test it in sufficient numbers in the field. All other form of product verification is associated with great uncertainty. The over 90 units in operation have made it possible to identify and verify the simple design changes necessary for HoloMonitor to among other things be able to tolerate the hot and very humid incubator environment without disruptions. HoloMonitor in operation at QIMR Berghofer in Brisbane. Sales In previous reports, we have touched upon that our extensive quality assurance efforts have resulted in that our marketing activities were first intensified in early 2017. The intensified marketing activities by our distributors and our expanded marketing department have resulted in a dramatic increase in number of quotation requests, a very important step in a sales process that in many cases span over several months. The increase in quotation requests, combined with the recent surge of published scientific articles, indicates that this year’s sales development is a direct consequence of that marketing activities were intentionally held back until product quality and delivery capacity was secured. Neither a house nor a company will persist to become valuable without a foundation. The foundation for profitable long-term volume sales has now been built with improved gross margin, validated products, secured production, increasingly established technology, confirmed customer value and with currently limited competition. Peter Egelberg

University of Wisconsin–Madison partners with RaySearch on next-generation OIS

The Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has entered into an agreement with RaySearch to pioneer the RayCare® oncology information system. The groundbreaking system will be used in the department’s strong multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and its focus on cutting-edge techniques. RayCare facilitates comprehensive cancer treatment by unifying workflows for medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology. It helps promote a patient-centered approach to cancer treatment while increasing efficiency across the disciplines and meeting the demands of emerging techniques. The system will be co-developed at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and three satellite clinics, and should be prepared for clinical operation thereafter. Ultimately, all the University’s oncology activities will be assessed for coordination through RayCare. As the University has also selected RayStation® as its treatment planning system, the efficiency gains provided by the integration of RayStation and RayCare will be evaluated. John Bayouth, Chief of Radiation Oncology Physics at the UW-Department of Human Oncology, says: “As a forward-looking center, we are constantly exploring new ways to improve patient care. RayCare is being designed to coordinate our oncology disciplines and our hope is to realize the full potential of our diverse clinical resources.” Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: “The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a clear vision for the future of cancer treatment and research. RaySearch shares this vision, and I am proud to partner with them in developing an OIS that will extend their capabilities and help to keep them at the forefront.”

EQT closes its first real estate fund

· EQT closes the EQT Real Estate I fund with commitments totaling EUR 420 million · Strengthens EQT’s Real Assets investment strategy - leveraging the wider EQT platform · Around 35% of the total commitments have already been invested in four assets EQT today announces the successful closing of its first real estate fund, EQT Real Estate I (“the fund”), with total commitments of EUR 420 million. The fund will invest in value-add real estate assets with a focus on repositioning high-yielding properties, predominantly in the office sector, in gateway cities in western Europe. To date, four investments have been made across the fund’s core geographies: · Rue Lauriston in central Paris, an office refurbishment project · Smart Parc in western Paris, a refurbishment project of two office buildings · Technologiepark Köln in Cologne, a portfolio of seven income-producing office assets to be repositioned · Täby Terass in the Stockholm area, a residential scheme of studio apartments Edouard Fernandez, Partner at EQT Partners, Co-Head of EQT Real Estate and Investment Advisor to the fund, comments: “The European real estate segment has long been dominated by North American private equity firms. With this fund, the market gets a new and exciting pan-European challenger that will be able to take advantage of the EQT signature combination of global reach and local people on the ground.” Robert Rackind, Partner at EQT Partners, Co-Head of EQT Real Estate and Investment Advisor to the fund, adds: “The market outlook is very promising. There is a continued supply-demand imbalance combined with rental growth in gateway cities across Europe, and we see a big “hands-on” valuecreation potential.” Lennart Blecher, Deputy Managing Partner at EQT, Head of EQT Real Assets and Investment Advisor to the fund, comments: “EQT Real Estate is a natural next step in the EQT Real Assets investment strategy. The responsible, sustainable development approach has always been a clear differentiator for EQT, and it’s going to be exciting to see the team apply this mindset also to the property sector.” The fund is backed by a global investor base, and in addition received strong backing from Investor AB, EQT Partners and its affiliates. Jussi Saarinen, Partner at EQT Partners and Head of Investor Relations, says: “This is yet another important milestone for EQT, being an integrated alternative investments firm with multiple investment strategies. The new fund has attracted great interest among investors, once again reflecting the trust in the EQT industrial approach and clear focus on valuecreation.” The fundraising for the EQT Real Estate I has now closed. As such, the foregoing should in no way betreated as any form of offer or solicitation to subscribe for or make any commitments for or in respectof any securities or other interests or to engage in any other transaction. Contacts:Edouard Fernandez, Partner at EQT Partners, Co-Head of EQT Real Estate and Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate, +46 766 414 290EQT Press Office, +46 8 506 55 334 About EQTEQT is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 36 billion in raised capital across 23 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: www.eqtpartners.com About EQT Real Estate IEQT Real Estate I will seek to make direct and indirect controlling investments in real estate assets, portfolios and operating companies that offer significant potential for value creation through repositioning, redevelopment, refurbishment and active management. The investments will typically range between EUR 50 million and EUR 200 million. The fund is advised by an experienced team from EQT Partners, with extensive knowledge of property development and asset management, and will have access to the full EQT network, including 10 European offices and more than 250 industrial advisors.

Ira Gladnikoff appointed Head of Viaplay

· Viaplay Chief Commercial Officer Ira Gladnikoff becomes Head of Viaplay – the leading streaming service in the Nordic region · The fast growing Viaplay service offers an unrivalled combination of series, films, live sport and kids’ content, including original productions Ira Gladnikoff is stepping up to become Head of Viaplay with immediate effect. Ira is replacing Jonas Karlén, who joined MTG in 2008 and has been leading Viaplay since 2015 and has decided to leave the company. Ira joined MTG in 2015 and has been instrumental in developing Viaplay as the video streaming service of choice for consumers in the Nordic region. Viaplay  grew its customer base by four times between 2013 and 2016, and grew its revenues by five times. In both 2015 and 2016, Swedish quality rating agency Svenskt Kvalitetsindex named Viaplay the streaming service in Sweden with the most satisfied customers; in 2016, Viaplay was also recognized as the best Apple TV app in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Anders Jensen, MTG EVP, Chairman of the Nordic Entertainment Management Board and MTG Sweden CEO: “We wish Jonas well in his new ventures and thank him for his nine years at MTG and leading the successful development of Viaplay. It is great that we have a ready made successor in Ira, who has extensive experience in the online video entertainment space and, as CCO of Viaplay, has been responsible for so much of Viaplay’s commercial success. “Viaplay is a fantastic entertainment product created by a hugely talented team that works very closely with our other Nordic entertainment businesses and family of brands – Viasat , Viasport , Viafree , and Viareal . MTG is unique in combining the best of linear and on-demand entertainment so that everyone can watch their favourite shows whenever and wherever they want.” Jonas Karlén: “It has been an amazing experience for me to lead the Viaplay team that has focused relentlessly on constantly developing the content offering and user experience, making Viaplay the leading Nordic streaming service. I have loved every minute and I will continue to be a huge Viaplay fan.” Ira Gladnikoff: “Viaplay is a passion of mine and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to lead such a great team. We provide our subscribers with a more varied streamed content experience than any other service, and there are so many opportunities to work with our fellow MTG Nordic entertainment brands to deliver even more integrated and engaging entertainment experiences – this is just the beginning.” An unrivalled content portfolio Viaplay is the leading streaming service in the Nordic region. Subscribers enjoy the latest international TV series and blockbuster films, as well as kids’ content – both online or offline. Viaplay is also home to the best live sports action including UEFA Champions League and English Premier League football; Formula 1; NHL; NFL and UFC. Viaplay is available through connected TVs, smartphone and tablet apps (Android or iOS), game consoles, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Focus on original productions – Viaplay Originals Viaplay is also investing in creating a line-up of original drama productions and feature titles, which already include LA based comedy drama ‘Swedish Dicks’ , Christmas calendar ‘The Great Escape’ and the drama series ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ , which was named in the official selection at the prestigious MIPDrama Screenings . The latest production commissioned are ‘ALEX’ , starring Dragomir Mrsic; drama ‘The Lawyer’ ; political thriller ‘Embassy Down’ ; the second season of ‘Swedish Dicks’ ; Nordic noir ‘Hassel’; and biopic ‘SuperSwede’ about the life of Formula 1 driver Ronnie Peterson. **** 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’).Contact us:press@mtg.com (or Tobias Gyhlénius, Head of Public Relations; +46 73 699 27 09)Download high-resolution photos: Flickr Follow us:mtg.com  / Facebook  / Twitter  / LinkedIn  / Instagram  / YouTube 

Thule introduces an all-around pack solution for 2018 that is built to withstand any season and countless activities

An all-new collection of Thule hiking backpacks is being introduced, specifically designed for the needs of any outdoor enthusiast looking to simplify their pack options. The Thule AllTrail is a collection of two gender-specific sizes, 35L and 45L, with 10 cm/4 in of torso adjustability for the perfect fit. The collection of Thule AllTrail packs will be available in February 2018.Built for the avid outdoor enthusiast who wants a singular pack for all of their pursuits, the Thule AllTrail is the one pack that does it all. From its integrated rain cover and dedicated hydration sleeve, to the pack’s breathable shoulder straps, hipbelt padding and back panel, the Thule AllTrail has it all. Stay comfortable on the trail, and attain the perfect fit with 10 cm/4 in of torso adjustability built into the back panel. All of your gear is right within reach with features like a front shove-it pocket and easy access side zippers. Conveniently store trekking poles on your hipbelt without taking off your pack using the included Thule VersaClick Pole Holder. The innovative hipbelt accessory mount is compatible with any of the other interchangeable Thule VersaClick accessories available (sold separately). Available in men’s and women’s specific models, in two versatile sizes, 35L & 45L, the Thule AllTrail is the all-around pack for your next adventure.

SURGICAL SCIENCE NOW TRADING AT NASDAQ FIRST NORTH

Surgical Science is the leading supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Our training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centres and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors. Surgical Science was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. For more information, please visit www.surgicalscience.com. “We are pleased with the great interest in our listing and warmly welcome the new shareholders”, said Gisli Hennermark, CEO of Surgical Science Sweden AB. “Focus now is on growth so that all surgeons entering the operating room for the first time have had the chance to train, and be objectively evaluated, in a safe simulated VR environment. Growing sales of our own products together with licencing our proprietary simulation software to medical device companies will result in safety for patients as well as value creation for shareholders”. “We welcome Surgical Science to our European growth market, Nasdaq First North,” said Adam Kostyál, SVP and Head of European listings at Nasdaq. “Surgical Science is yet another example of an innovative company joining our health care sector, and we congratulate the company on its successful Nasdaq First North listing.” Surgical Science Sweden AB has appointed Erik Penser Bank AB as the Certified Adviser. *Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm

Update regarding outage on 15 June

“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused by the outage. Our focus during the weekend has been to establish the root cause and take all necessary actions to reduce risk and stabilise our systems,” says Liv Fiksdahl, Group EVP IT services. Our preliminary findings indicate that the problem originated in DNB’s central storage unit. The storage system which caused the outage is delivered by Dell EMC. The preliminary report concludes that the root cause was a human error made as part of hypercare operations performed by Dell EMC staff, one of HCL’s sub-vendors. The failure resulted in HCL, DNB’s IT partner, having to restart several thousand servers. This is a complex task requiring the management of dependencies and sequencing between multiple different applications. This took considerable time, but was managed well without further incident.  Dell EMC is one of the world’s primary technology providers with more than half of the Global 500 companies using its technology to deliver highly available technology systems. DNB has high availability systems that are designed to kick in and ensure service continuity in the event of failures. However, the failure on 15 June affected the key components that ensure such high availability, hence the disruption to services. DNB and HCL are taking all actions necessary to reduce risk related to this issue. The same component also caused the lack of high availability on 16 March. Dell EMC had provided a bug-fix to eliminate the risk that caused the outage on 16 March, and this was successfully implemented on 17 June. This upgrade activity was assessed to be non-disruptive and not risky to run in parallel with DNB’s Internet bank running in production. Unfortunately, there was some instability Saturday evening as a result of the fix. “The inconvenience caused to DNB customers, both in March and last week, is highly regrettable,” says Rajeev Nanda, EMEA Head of Infrastructure Services, HCL. “It is important for DNB to be transparent in connection with system failures, whether the problem is attributable to DNB or our sub-vendors. However, DNB takes full responsibility for the outage,“ says Liv Fiksdahl. This whole system is under continuous monitoring and HCL is working with DNB and the technology partners to ensure system stability.Contact:Vidar Korsberg Dalsbø+47 993 80 389

Nordic Nanovector to present to investors at the Citi European Healthcare Conference

Oslo, Norway, 19 June 2017 Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) announces that Nordic Nanovector will attend the Citi European Healthcare Conference on 20-21 June in London, UK, and will meet with and present an overview of the company to investors. The slides presented will be made available on Nordic Nanovector’s website (www.nordicnanovector.com) in the Investor Relations section. For further information, please contact:IR enquiries:Tone Kvåle, Chief Financial OfficerCell: +47 91 51 95 76Email: ir@nordicnanovector.com Media enquiries:Mark Swallow/David Dible (Citigate Dewe Rogerson)Tel: +44 207 282 2948/+44 207 282 2949Email: nordicnanovector@citigatedr.co.uk About Nordic NanovectorNordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers. Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugate (ARC) designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 20 billion by 2024. The Company aims to rapidly develop Betalutin®, alone and in combination with other therapies, for the treatment of major types of NHL, targeting first regulatory submission in relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma in 1H 2019. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets. The Company is also advancing a pipeline of ARCs and other immunotherapies for multiple cancer indications. Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com Forward-looking statementsThis announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements and forecasts based on uncertainty, since they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future and which, by their nature, will have an impact on Nordic Nanovector’s business, financial condition and results of operations. The terms “anticipates”, “assumes”, “believes”, “can”, “could”, “estimates”, “expects”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “may”, “might”, “plans”, “should”, “projects”, “will”, “would” or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology are used to identify forward-looking statement. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied in a forward-looking statement or affect the extent to which a particular projection is realised. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to, implementation of Nordic Nanovector’s strategy and its ability to further grow, risks associated with the development and/or approval of Nordic Nanovector’s products candidates, ongoing clinical trials and expected trial results, the ability to commercialise Betalutin®, technology changes and new products in Nordic Nanovector’s potential market and industry, the ability to develop new products and enhance existing products, the impact of competition, changes in general economy and industry conditions and legislative, regulatory and political factors. No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Nordic Nanovector disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This information is subject to a duty of disclosure pursuant to Section 5-12 of the Securities Trading Act.

Vattenfall’s President and CEO Magnus Hall new Vice President of EURELECTRIC

“An increased use of electricity as energy carrier in transport, heat and industry is one of the key topics for my upcoming two years as Vice President. A stable investment climate in renewable energy sources, a strengthened EU ETS to deliver decarbonisation in Europe, as well as ensuring a cost-efficient, reliable supply through an integrated energy market are other key priorities,” says Magnus Hall. At its annual meeting, The EURELECTRIC Board of Directors elected Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of Enel, as the new President of the association. The Board also elected Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive of SSE, as Vice President who will share the responsibilities of the role with Magnus Hall. All appointments have a two-year mandate. Biography Magnus HallMagnus Hall is President and CEO of Vattenfall since 2014. Before joining Vattenfall, Mr. Hall was President and CEO of Holmen forestry group. Magnus Hall holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping Institute of Technology and completed MBA courses at Fulbright Scholarship Georgetown University, USA. Mr. Hall is also Chairman of the Swedish media group NTM AB. About EURELECTRIC The Union of the Electricity Industry, EURELECTRIC, is the sector association representing the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level. EURELECTRIC represents 3500 companies across Europe with an aggregate turnover of €200 bln. It covers all major issues affecting the sector, from electricity generation and markets, to distribution networks, customers, as well as environment and sustainability issues.  For further information, please contact:From Vattenfall’s Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 5010, e-mail: press@vattenfall.com

Fortune 500 Global AgTech Leader Expands Heliospectra Intelligent LED Lighting Implementation

As controlled environment agriculture shifts to data-driven business models, the integration of Heliospectra’s LX60 adjustable-spectra lights with the Cortex controls demonstrate the benefits of centralized light management and standardization for plant growth and operations. “Our AgTech industry customers play a critical role in shaping how fresh, nutritious and sustainably grown produce is available to communities across the globe,” said Ali Ahmadian, CEO of Heliospectra. “I am pleased to see this customer standardize on Heliospectra’s trusted solutions and continue to place repeat orders based on the consistency and control of crop quality, yields and harvest cycles achieved.” Heliospectra’s product portfolio continues to expand the capabilities of advanced controls and automated light schedules for AgTech and commercial crop producers. At the same time, Heliospectra is dedicated to delivering durable, high-quality products. ”Ag-Tech companies are assertive about their need for a durable solution to support consistency in their research and commercial applications,” Ahmadian explained. “We are proud that this customer is continuing to place repeat orders based on the high reliability and quality of our lighting solutions as well as the commitment from the Heliospectra team." The full order will ship in Q3 and will be visible in the accounts for Q3. Heliospectra is showcasing the LX60 and the new CORTEX control system at Cultivate 2017, 15-18 July, in Columbus, Ohio. To book a meeting, please visit - info.heliospectra.com/cultivate2017 . For more information on our solutions, visit www.heliospectra.com or call +46 31 40 67 10 (+1 888 942 GROW for Americas).

Medivir appoints John Öhd as Chief Medical Officer

“I am pleased to appoint John Öhd, currently clinical R&D head, to the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer, reporting to me” says CEO, Christine Lind. “With the broad clinical pipeline that Medivir has, it is important for us to have an executive leader in this position. John’s unique and broad experiences as a drug developer, clinician and experimental scientist make him an exceptional choice for this role on Medivir’s Executive Leadership Team.” John Öhd has been Medivir’s Director, Clinical Research & Development since 2014, prior to which he was senior director of Experimental Medicine at Shire in Nyon, Switzerland. John has held various positions at AstraZeneca in Södertälje, Sweden, including group director for early development in cognitive and neurodegenerative disorders. He worked in cancer research initially at Lund University where he received a PhD in Experimental Pathology and subsequently at Karolinska Institute. John received his MD from Linköping University, and trained clinically at Karolinska University Hospital.    For further information, please contact:Ola Burmark, CFO Medivir AB, mobil: +46 (0)725-480 580.    About MedivirMedivir is a research-based pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology. We have a leading competence within protease inhibitor design and nucleotide/nucleoside science and we are dedicated to develop innovative pharmaceuticals that meet great unmet medical needs. Medivir is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List.

Changes to ownership in Seamless

Peter Fredell, CEO of Seamless Distribution AB, has through his wholly owned company Fredell & Co acquired 3.526.334 shares owned by Kinnevik, representing 6,0 % of the outstanding shares in Seamless . After the transaction Fredell & Co owns 9,9 % of the outstanding shares in Seamless. In connection with the transaction, Fredell & Co has entered into an agreement that gives a US fund the right to acquire the shares from Fredell & Co within 3 months. At the same time, Kinnevik has signed an underwriting agreement to acquire shares in the planned listing process of Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) for an amount up to SEK21,158,004, corresponding to the proceeds of the above sale transaction. For more information, please contact: Martin Larsson, Head of Treasury & Investor Relations, martin.larsson@seamless.se, +46 707 22 56 65 About Seamless Seamless is one of the world’s largest suppliers of payment systems for mobile phones. Founded in 2001 and active in 35 countries, Seamless handles more than 5.3 billion transactions annually through 675 000 active sales outlets. Seamless has three main business areas including the transaction switch, the technology provider for the distribution of e-products and the mobile payment platform Seqr. www.seamless.se This information is information that Seamless Distribution AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market. Abuse Regulation. This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 17.55 p.m. CET on June 19, 2017. Seamless Distribution AB, Box 6234, 102 34 Stockholm | Visiting address: St Eriksgatan 121 D | Org. no: 556610-2660 Phone: 08-564 878 00 | Fax: 08-564 878 23 | www.seamless.se

Share-based incentive scheme

The share-based incentive scheme resolved by the 2017 Annual General Meeting where about 27 members of senior management were offered to acquire up to 215,000 call options on repurchased class B shares has been fully subscribed.The call options will be transferred at a price of SEK 13.70 per call option, equivalent to the market value according to an external independent valuation, applying the Black–Scholes-model.The redemption price of the call options amounts to SEK 222.50, equivalent to 120 percent of the volume-weighted average of the paid market price for the shares during the period from 29 May 2017 to 12 June 2017, inclusive. Each call option entitles the holder to acquire one repurchased class B share during the period from 16 June 2020 to 28 February 2021, inclusive. Stockholm, June 19, 2017AddLife AB (publ)For more information, contact;Kristina Willgård, CEO, kristina.willgard@add.life, +46 70 510 12 23Martin Almgren, CFO, martin.almgren@add.life, +46 70 228 15 45www.add.life AddLife is an independent player in the Life Science sector, offering high-quality products, services and advice to the private and public sectors, above all in the Nordic region. AddLife has about 600 employees in some 35 subsidiaries that operate under their own brands. The Group has annual sales of about SEK 2.0 billion. Addlife shares are listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.This information is information that AddLife 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 19 June 2017 at 18.00 p.m. (CET).

Hafslund - The Board of Directors recommends not to accept the announced offer from the City of Oslo

On 26 April 2017, it was announced that the City of Oslo and Fortum had entered into a transaction agreement whereby the City of Oslo would put forward a voluntary offer to purchase all of the shares in Hafslund ASA, subject to certain conditions, including the approval of Oslo City Council. On 14 June 2017, Oslo City Council approved the transaction agreement between the City of Oslo and Fortum, and all significant public permits have been given. It is expected that the final offer will be put forward in the beginning of July, with an acceptance period of approximately four weeks. In connection with the expected offer, the Board of Directors of Hafslund ASA, in conformity with the Norwegian Code of Practice for Corporate Governance (the NUES recommendation) and the company's own Principles of Corporate Governance, has obtained an independent valuation from SpareBank 1 Markets. SpareBank 1 Markets has concluded that the company's underlying value per share is NOK 139 based on today's expected transaction values, and NOK 168 based on the discounted expected future cash flows. SpareBank 1 Markets' valuation is significantly higher than the offer price of NOK 96.75 per share, and even higher compared to historical share prices. However, the Board of Directors does not consider the stock exchange prices representative of the underlying values due to the company's concentrated ownership situation with a controlling shareholder with an ownership interest of 53.7%, three main shareholders with aggregate ownership interests of 92.6% and limited liquidity in the remaining shares. - The Board of Directors considers SpareBank 1 Markets' valuations to be in line with the company’s own considerations, and the underlying value to be significantly higher than the expected offer price, the Chairman of the Board of Hafslund, Birger Magnus says. As the City of Oslo and Fortum jointly own more than 90% of the voting shares in Hafslund, following completion of the offer, the offeror would be able to proceed to a compulsory acquisition of the other shareholders, regardless of the level of acceptance of the offer among the other shareholders. As a result, the minority shareholders have no realistic possibility of remaining shareholders in the company. However, the shareholders will have the choice between accepting the offer price and receive cash payment within the settlement deadline, which will be set out in the offer document, and waiting for the compulsory acquisition and get the compensation for the shares determined by judicial valuation. In assessing the offer, in addition to the difference between the offer price and SpareBank 1 Markets' valuation of the underlying values, the shareholders will have to take into account that the outcome of a judicial valuation is associated with significant uncertainty, and that the settlement will be substantially delayed if the price is determined by judicial valuation. Given the significant discrepancy between SpareBank 1 Markets' valuation and the offer price, the Board of Directors' opinion is that the possibility of obtaining a higher price per share through a judicial valuation clearly outweighs for the risk attached to the outcome of a legal process. - Despite the uncertainty associated with the outcome of a legal process, and the delay it will cause for the shareholders' settlement, the Board of Directors' overall assessment at the present time is that it will be in the shareholders' financial interest not to accept the offer, but instead let the price be determined by a judicial valuation, the Chairman of the Board of Hafslund ASA, Birger Magnus, says. The Board of Directors' final statement regarding the offer pursuant to the Securities Trading Act will be announced after release of a complete offer document and no later than one week prior to the expiry of the offer period. The complete preliminary statement from the Board of Directors of Hafslund ASA and the valuation from SpareBank 1 Markets are attached and available at www.hafslund.no Hafslund ASAOslo, 20 June 2017 For further information, please contact: Chairman of the Board of Hafslund ASA, Birger Magnus, Tel.: +47 900 30 093, E-mail: birger.magnus@kov5.no

MTG to acquire U.S. cross platform games publisher & developer Kongregate

· MTG adds further dimension to digital gaming vertical with acquisition of San Francisco based Kongregate   · Kongregate attracts up to 14 million monthly active users across all platforms, with more than 100,000 games on own browser platform and more than 100 million downloads of 45 games from app stores · Kongregate also expanding into first party game development · Kongregate expected to generate net sales of at least USD 50 million in 2017 with an EBITDA margin of approximately 10% MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc.  from current owner GameStop Corp.  for an Enterprise Value of USD 55 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and completion of certain other closing conditions. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006 and has 80 employees. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development following the acquisition of San Diego based games studio Ultrabit. The company grew its net sales (net of revenue share with developers) by 38% in 2016 to USD 35 million, with mobile revenue generated from in game purchasing and advertising growing by 74%. The company is expected to grow its revenues to at least USD 50 million in 2017, with an EBITDA margin of approximately 10%. As a publisher, Kongregate has revenue sharing agreements with games developers. MTG and Kongregate intend to acquire further first party games developers, which will benefit from Kongregate’s global audience network, traffic generation capabilities, and publisher / platform relationships. This further expansion is expected to drive both continued growth and higher profitability levels. The investment follows MTG’s recent acquisition of 51% of Hamburg based online games developer InnoGames  in 2016 and 2017, and gives MTG a clear foothold in both the European and US markets. Kongregate works closely with independent game developers all over the world, publishing games across multiple platforms and attracting up to 14 million monthly active users. Its web gaming portal features over 100,000 free-to-play games that are played by millions of gamers each month, while it has also published 45 mobile games that have been downloaded over 100 million times. Kongregate’s publishing services include consulting, analytics, marketing/user acquisition, launch support and ad management. Kongregate has published award winning mobile games including:   · ‘Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards’  (8.6 million installs) was a Google Play Editors’ Choice; and was also honoured as a Google Play’s Best Games of 2016 · ‘AdVenture Capitalist’  (20.8 million installs) was a Google Play Editors’ Choice game and was a pioneering title in the idle games genre · Peter Molyneux’s ‘The Trail’  (9.25 million installs) selected as an App Store Editors’ Choice games; included in Apple’s Best of 2016 awards; and honoured as one of Google Play’s Best Games of 2016 · ‘BattleHand’  (4 million installs) selected as an App Store Editors’ Choice games; and included in Apple’s Best of 2016 awards Kongregate has also recently expanded into Steam publishing with ‘Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards’, ‘Spellstone’ and Steam-first title, ‘GRIDD: Retroenhanced’.  Kongregate also started its first party publishing programme with the recent acquisition of San Diego based Ultrabit. Ultrabit has developed the hit titles ‘Raid Brigade’, ‘Pocket Politics’ and, most recently, ‘Office Space: Idle Profits’ based on the cult-classic movie IP. Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO: “This investment is in line with our strategy to invest in relevant, complementary and scalable digital content and communities. Online gaming is one of our three digital entertainment verticals, and we are establishing a presence in a gaming industry expected to be worth some USD 130 billion in 2020, of which mobile gaming is the fastest growing segment. Almost a third of the time people spend on mobile devices each day is spent gaming. We look forward to welcoming the high quality, hugely talented and well proven Kongregate team to MTG.”  Emily Greer, co-Founder and CEO of Kongregate: “Our vision has always been to nurture the development of indie game developers and the consumer gaming community. Our values are all about integrity, collaboration, and most of all, fun. MTG is not only a great partner as we continue to step up our expansion into new gaming platforms and channels, but the right partner because they share our values and commitment to empowering indie development teams to create unique and innovative gaming experiences for consumers across any and all game platforms.” Arnd Benninghoff, MTG EVP and MTGx CEO: “MTG’s ambition is to create a next-generation publisher hub and acquiring Kongregate is the next step in this journey. They have a multi-platform business and a global audience network, and are now developing and acquiring their own high value game studio IP. This will enable us to screen a wide range of gaming companies at an early stage, in order to find additional investment opportunities.” MTG’s Q2 financial results to be published on 18 July will include approximately SEK 10 million of transaction related costs within the MTGx business segment. MTG’s financial advisor on this transaction is EY Corporate Finance. **** 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’). Contact us:press@mtg.com (or Jessica Sjöberg, VP Corporate Communications; +46 76 494 09 13)investors@mtg.com (or Stefan Lycke, Head of Investor Relations; +46 73 699 27 14)Download high-resolution photos: Flickr Follow us:mtg.com  / Facebook  / Twitter  / LinkedIn  / Instagram  / YouTube 

Tupy expands Compacted Graphite Iron production capability in Mexico

[Joinville, Saltillo and Stockholm, 20 June 2017] – Tupy, the world’s largest cast iron cylinder block and head foundry group, has received a new order for a high volume Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) passenger vehicle cylinder block, to be produced at its North American production base in Saltillo, Mexico.  In order to support pre-production activities, and in preparation for the start of series production, Tupy has decided to upgrade its CGI production capability on its Heavy Duty Moulding Line 4 in Saltillo to the full System 3000 Plus standard.  Based on joint Tupy and SinterCast CGI series production experience since 2003, the System 3000 Plus upgrade has been specified to automatically control the base treatment, the process control measurement and the final optimisation of magnesium and inoculant prior to casting.  The Line 4 CGI installation is compatible with both passenger vehicle and heavy-duty engine components.“In order to support the growing demand for Medium and Heavy Duty on-road CGI programs in North America, we initially installed SinterCast-CGI capability on Line 4 at our Saltillo facility, in 2012, to support the product development requirements of our customers.  Now, as those development efforts have led toward a new high volume series production order and intensified pre-production support, we are pleased to upgrade to the fully automated System 3000 Plus standard.” said Mr. Luiz Tarquínio, President and C.E.O. of Tupy.  “The new CGI cylinder block will result in high volume CGI series production on five different moulding lines at Tupy, further reinforcing our global leadership position for CGI product development and series production.”“The System 3000 Plus upgrade has been designed from a clean sheet of paper, incorporating Tupy’s high volume CGI production experience in Brazil and Mexico, and taking advantage of the latest technology in every aspect of the foundry process” said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.  “Together, Tupy and SinterCast have ushered more than 25 CGI programmes from the product development phase into series production.  We are pleased that this track record of reliability and success has led to another series production commitment, and to our fifth high volume series production installation at Tupy.”

Catena Media acquires casino affiliates MrGamez and Spielekiste

MrGamez.net  and Spielekiste.de  (Delilah Holding) are casino affiliate sites, focused on German-language casino sites. The business was launched in 2011 with the aim to provide the latest and best offers to casino players. The main markets are Germany and Switzerland, with both markets showing solid underlying growth. The acquired assets are expected to generate quarterly sales of about EUR 300.000 with an operating margin of around 80 percent. The transfer of the assets and payment is scheduled to take place no later than end of June 2017. The purchase price amounts to an upfront payment of EUR 4.200.000, which is being paid as a cash consideration in conjunction with the transfer of the assets. In addition, there is an earn-out of maximum EUR 2.250.000, which is based on revenue performance over a period of 12 months. In a reasonably expected scenario with a total earn-out purchase price of around EUR 1.350.000, the seller needs to generate revenue growth of around 30 percent during the period. “The acquisition of MrGamez.net  and Spielekiste.de  will broaden our German presence and provide further growth in German-speaking markets. With this acquisition we are further strengthening our pan-European portfolio”, says Robert Andersson, CEO of Catena Media. For further information, please contact:   Robert Andersson, CEO Phone: +356 770 329 28 E-mail: robert@catenamedia.comwww.catenamedia.com  The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above on June 20, 2017 at 08.30 CET About Catena Media  Catena Media is a fast-growing online performance marketing and lead generation company within iGaming with portals like AskGamblers  and Johnslots . The Group has established a leading market position through strong organic growth and acquisitions in its core markets. Catena Media was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier in February 2016. By the end of 2016, the company’s revenues reached more than EUR 40 million on a yearly basis. The Group was founded in 2012 and has today about 250 employees. The Group Head Office is situated in Malta. The company’s certified advisor is Avanza.

ARTO SUOKAS HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF THE SILVER MINE

Arto Suokas will join Sotkamo Silver in mid-July 2017 Arto brings a profound track-record and a long experience in open pit and underground mine production, development, project management and construction works of mines. As Mine Director, he will take over the responsibility of developing the mine organisation and construction of the Silver Mine until production stage, in close association with the management of Sotkamo Silver. He has worked successfully for more than 30 years in base-metal mining on several continents. His duties have included mine management, operations, and planning, both in underground and open pit mines. He also has strong experience in developing mine safety procedures. Arto has been a project manager or team member in several mining projects, including the development and production start of Talvivaara open pit nickel mine. His main projects abroad have been underground drift-and-fill mine startup at Anglo American’s Lisheen zinc-lead mine in Ireland and the conversion of Digger Rocks nickel mine from open pit to underground mine in Western Australia. Arto Suokas is currently Mine Superintendent of Boliden`s Kevitsa Mine; annual mine production is up to 38 Million tonnes from which ca eight million tonnes are ore mining. He has an MSc (Mining Engineering) degree from Aalto University (School of Engineering) in 1986 and MBA (Technology Management) from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 2005. He has experience for more than 30 years from mining projects and international mining companies. Arto is a member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. “We welcome Arto Suokas to the Company. His profound experience from development of mining projects and mine production strengthens the Company's management significantly.”, says Timo Lindborg, CEO  Stockholm June 20th 2017 Sotkamo Silver AB (publ) Timo Lindborg, CEO Contact person: Timo Lindborg, CEO of Sotkamo Silver AB, tel. +358 40 508 3507 This information is information that Sotkamo Silver 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 08:45 CEST on JUNE 19, 2017. The official Stock Exchange Releases are given in Swedish and there may be differences in the translated versions. About Sotkamo Silver AB: Sotkamo Silver AB´s business concept is to exploit mineral deposits in the Nordic countries with positive social and environmental benefits. Sotkamo Silver owns mineral deposits, which contain silver and gold in Finland as well as zinc and gold in Norway. The Company’s main development project is the Silver Mine project in the municipality of Sotkamo. Sotkamo Silver applies SveMin’s & FinnMin’s respective rules of reporting for public mining & exploration companies. Sotkamo Silver has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the internationally accepted JORC or NI 43-101 code. The company applies International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as approved by the European Union. The ticker symbol is SOSI in NGM Equity in Stockholm and SOSI1 in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.ISIN-code for Sotkamo Silver shares is SE0001057910. ISIN- code for share warrants series 2016/2017 are SE0008373880. The Warrant gives the right to subscribe for one (1) share at 4 SEK in August 2017 Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 213800R2TQW1OZGYDX93 Read more about Sotkamo Silver on www.sotkamosilver.com or www.silver.fi The Company's press releases and financial reports are distributed via Cision Sverige and are available on www.silver.fi

Seamless announces offering to its shareholders to acquire shares in the subsidiary Seamless Distribution Systems AB

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE OR THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH MESURE IS SUBJECT TO LEGAL RESTRICTIONS. On June 19, 2017, the Board of Directors of Seamless Distribution AB (“Seamless”) resolved to offer the shareholders in Seamless to acquire up to 85 per cent of the shares in the subsidiary Seamless Distribution Systems AB (“SDS” or the “Company”) (the “Offering”) and in connection therewith list SDS on Nasdaq First North Premier. The purpose is to unlock values present in the group and create the best possible conditions for the future development of each company. The Offering in brief · Shareholders in Seamless will be allotted one (1) purchase right (Sw. Inköpsrätt) for each share held in Seamless. Ten (10) purchase rights grant the right to acquire one (1) SDS share for SEK 36. · In aggregate, 5,876,530 shares in SDS, corresponding to 85 per cent of the outstanding shares in the Company (votes as well as capital), will be offered for sale. · The Offering is underwritten to approximately 57 per cent, partly through undertakings from certain shareholders in Seamless to exercise the purchase rights received, partly through undertakings from certain shareholders in Seamless as well as external guarantors to acquire shares not sold through the exercise of purchase rights or in any other way. Undertakings from existing shareholders to exercise the purchase rights amount to approximately 24 per cent of the Offering and undertakings to purchase shares not sold through the exercise of purchase rights amount to approximately 33 per cent of the Offering. Seamless reserves the right to obtain additional underwritings up to 70 per cent of the Offering. · The sale of the SDS shares included in the Offering will bring at least SEK 120.0 million and up to SEK 211.6 million to Seamless, before deduction of expenses related to the Offering. · The record date for receiving purchase rights is June 28, 2017. Last day of trading in the Seamless share including rights to allotment of purchase rights in the Offering is June 26, 2017. First day of trading in the Seamless share without rights to allotment of purchase rights is June 27, 2017. · The price in the Offering corresponds to a market capitalisation of SDS of approximately SEK 248.9 million. Background and reasons Seamless has two main business areas under its current structure: SEQR (mobile payments conducted through the subsidiary SEQR Group AB) and digital distribution of airtime and mobile data, conducted by SDS. The technological and industrial synergies between SDS and SEQR are nowadays severely limited. SDS’ technology was essential for SEQR during the start-up phase of SEQR, but the technological synergies have thereafter practically ceased. Furthermore, the companies are operating in different geographical markets and target different customer groups. Due to these circumstances, the Board of Directors of Seamless deems that there is no longer any industrial logic in maintaining the subsidiaries within the same group. Moreover, the Board of Directors does not consider Seamless’ current market capitalisation to be satisfactory reflecting the progression and potential within each business area. The Board of Directors of Seamless has, against this background, decided to split the group by divesting 85 per cent of the shares in SDS, thus unlocking value present in the group while creating the best possible conditions for SEQR and SDS to develop in a positive direction. The development of SEQR has predominantly been financed through funds generated in SDS. Consequently, SDS has had limited financial means for expanding the Company’s business. As SDS will no longer be a subsidiary of Seamless, the Board of Directors deems SDS to have better prospects of continuing the Company’s positive trend going forward. Furthermore, the Board of Directors of SDS has identified a number of interesting expansion opportunities that increased access to capital may enable. On the back of this and the assessed capital requirements of SEQR, the Board of Directors of Seamless has resolved to offer the shareholders in Seamless to acquire up to 85 per cent of the shares in SDS. Seamless will remain a shareholder in SDS with at least 15 per cent of the shares. Terms and conditions for the Offering The Board of Directors of Seamless has with support from the authorisation given at the annual general meeting on April 20, 2017, resolved to divest up to 85 per cent of the shares in the wholly owned subsidiary SDS, whereby the shareholders in Seamless are offered to acquire these shares. The decision entails that shareholders in Seamless on the record day, June 28, 2017, will be allotted one (1) purchase right for each share in Seamless. Ten (10) purchase rights grant the right to acquire one (1) SDS share. SEK 36 should be paid in cash for each acquired SDS share. In total, 5,876,530 shares in SDS will be offered for sale. In the event not all shares in the Offering are acquired by exercise of purchase rights (primary purchase rights) the Board of Directors will, within the framework of the Offering, resolve on the allocation of SDS shares without support from purchase rights, whereby the allocation shall be made in the following order: (a)   Those who have acquired shares in SDS by exercise of purchase rights (whether or not they were shareholders on the record date) and have applied to acquire additional shares in SDS without support of purchase rights pro rata in relation to the number of SDS shares acquired by exercise of purchase rights. (b)   Others who have applied for acquiring shares in SDS without the support of purchase rights, pro rata in relation to their reported interest. (c)   Those who have undertaken to acquire shares not sold as per above. Through the Offering, which is underwritten to approximately 57 per cent (see undertakings to exercise purchase rights and undertakings to acquire shares in SDS below), will bring at least SEK 120.0 million and up to SEK 211.6 million to Seamless, before deduction of expenses related to the Offering. The record date for obtaining purchase rights is June 28, 2017. Last day of trading in the Seamless share including rights to allotment of purchase rights in the Offering is June 26, 2017. First day of trading in the Seamless share excluding rights to allotment of purchase rights is June 27, 2017. Application to acquire SDS shares shall be made between June 29 – July 14, 2017. Trading with purchase rights occurs between June 29 – July 12, 2017, and is arranged on the Mangold list through Mangold Fondkommission AB. No financial compensation is paid for non-utilised purchase rights. Shareholders who are allotted purchase rights should notice that taxation occurs in different ways depending on whether purchase rights are exercised, sold or expire unused. For further information and the complete terms and conditions for the Offering, please refer to the prospectus that is estimated to be published around June 27, 2017. Undertakings to exercise purchase rights and undertakings to acquire shares in SDS The Offering is underwritten to approximately 57 per cent through undertakings from certain shareholders in Seamless to exercise received purchase rights corresponding to approximately 24 per cent of the Offering and through purchase undertakings for shares not sold in the Offering from certain Seamless shareholders and certain external investors corresponding to approximately 33 per cent of the Offering. Among these are Danske Invest Fonder and Kinnevik Consumer Finance. Seamless reserves the right to obtain additional underwritings up to 70 per cent of the Offering. Listing on Nasdaq First North Premier The Board of Directors of SDS has applied for, and received, approval from Nasdaq Stockholm regarding the listing of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq First North Premier, provided that customary conditions are fulfilled, including that the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen)  approves the prospectus prepared for the Offering, and that the distribution requirements in respect of the Company’s shares being fulfilled no later than on the first day of trading. The first day of trading in the SDS share on Nasdaq First North Premier is expected to July 21, 2017, and the share will be traded under the ticker symbol SDS. The Board’s ambition is to, dependent on market conditions, list the Company’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main list within 12 months after the listing on Nasdaq First North Premier has been completed. Prospectus A prospectus with complete terms and conditions for the Offering is estimated to be published around June 27, 2017, on SDS’ website (sds.seamless.se), Seamless’ website (www.seamless.se), ABG’s website (www.abgsc.com) and DNB’s website (www.dnb.no/emisjoner). Preliminary timetable +------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|Last day of trading in the Seamless share including |June 26, 2017 ||rights to allotment of purchase rights in the Offering| |+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|First day of trading in the Seamless share excluding |June 27, 2017 ||rights to allotment of purchase rights in the Offering| |+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|Record date, shareholders registered in the |June 28, 2017 ||shareholder register on this day will receive purchase| ||rights that entitle to the right to participate in the| ||Offering | |+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|Estimated publication of the prospectus |June 27, 2017 |+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|Trading in purchase rights on the Mangold list |June 29 – July 12, 2017|+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|Application period |June 29 – July 14, 2017|+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|Estimated announcement of the outcome of the Offering |July 21, 2017 |+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+|Trading in the SDS shares on First North Premier is |July 21, 2017 ||initiated | |+------------------------------------------------------+-----------------------+ About SDS SDS is a global and fast-growing software development company specialising in technology solutions for electronic distribution. The Company, with origins dating back to 2001, was founded in 2014 as a subsidiary of Seamless Distribution AB in order to focus on the parent company’s original business idea, to develop and sell distribution systems for electronic top-up of prepaid cards to mobile operators SDS’ systems streamline the distribution of airtime by replacing physical vouchers and scratch cards, which results in cost savings for mobile operators while improving flexibility and limiting delivery risk. The Company’s transaction engine ERS 360 is the hub of SDS’ operations and handles more than 5.3 billion mobile transactions every year, and is utilised in more than 675,000 sales outlets on 28 markets. Furthermore, SDS provides support, operations and management services for the distribution systems. The Company has a strong market position in developing countries, particularly in Africa, and provides transaction systems to several leading mobile operators. SDS is headquartered in Stockholm with local offices in Asia, Africa and South America. Strengths and opportunities · Strong structural growth for the telecom sector in Africa and the Middle East – SDS’ main markets · Proven and scalable business model uniquely positioned in an attractive niche market · SDS is positioned to take advantage of market growth trends and meet wider demand · Unique platform and effective R&D organisation in place for further expansion through new products · Solid financial history characterised by high degree of cash conversion Financial targets and dividend policy SDS established financial targets for the first years’ operations in 2014, when the Company was founded. The aim was to rapidly increase revenue with retained or increased profitability, which was successfully achieved. Going forward, the target is that the Company’s core business, i.e. the sale of ERS 360, will continue to grow by about 20 per cent per year with an operating margin of 20 to 30 per cent. The Company deems that there are a number of interesting business opportunities related to the core business, which has evolved steadily in recent years. However, with respect to SDS’ newly established business area for reseller credits, uncertainty exists about the group’s future revenue distribution and, consequently, the Company’s margins and working capital requirements. Therefore, the Board of Directors of SDS has decided, for the time being, not to present any financial targets for SDS. The intention is to establish financial targets for the SDS when it is more clearly known how the new business area of offering reseller credits is developing. Financial overview +-------------------+------+------+|SEKt |2016 |2015 |+-------------------+------+------+|Revenue |97,234|90,851|+-------------------+------+------+|Operating profit |31,831|28,467|+-------------------+------+------+|Earnings after tax |25,096|28,430|+-------------------+------+------+|Operating margin, %|33.0 |31.9 |+-------------------+------+------+ Advisers ABG Sundal Collier and DNB Markets are financial advisers to Seamless in the Offering. Wigge & Partners Advokat KB is legal adviser to Seamless. For more information, please contact: Martin Larsson, Head of Treasury & Investor Relations Telephone: +46 707 22 56 65 Email: martin.larsson@seamless.se Albin Rännar, CEO, SDS Telephone: +46 704 44 52 52 Email: albin.rannar@seamless.se This information is information that Seamless Distribution AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 8.50 a.m. CET on June 20, 2017. Important information This press release is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. Securities may not be sold in the United States absent registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Neither Seamless Dstribution AB nor Seamless Distribution Systems AB intend to register any part of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of Shares in the United States. Any securities sold in the United States will be sold only to qualified institutional buyers (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements under the Securities Act. This press release is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons in (i), (ii) and (iii) above together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The Shares and Rights are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. FCA/ICMA Stabilization applies. In any EEA Member State that has implemented the Prospectus Directive (other than Sweden), this press release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive. The expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in any relevant Member State) and includes any relevant implementing measure in the relevant Member State.

Perttu Monthan appointed CDO at Pihlajalinna

Pihlajalinna Plc       Press Release                   20 June 2017 at 10:30 Perttu Monthan appointed CDO at Pihlajalinna Pihlajalinna is delighted to announce the appointment of Perttu Monthan as Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Monthan took up his post on Monday, 19 June. He will be responsible for digital services, IT systems and data security at Pihlajalinna. Previously, Monthan worked at Siili Solutions, where he served as Project Director and as a member of the senior management team. At Pihlajalinna, Monthan serves as a member of the Extended Management Team. “At Pihlajalinna, we have set ourselves an extremely ambitious set of targets for our digital services. We want to establish ourselves as the industry leader for online provision in Finland by the end of this year. Earlier this spring, we launched our AI-assisted Pihlajalinna app, and we are determined to continue building on that success. Following Perttu’s appointment, I am confident that we will achieve the targets set,” commented Aarne Aktan, Pihlajalinna CEO. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Perttu for some time, and I am pleased that he is now joining our team. On behalf of our dynamic team, I would like to extend a warm welcome to him.” “Pihlajalinna is a unique company within a fascinating industry. I am thoroughly impressed with the direction the company is taking and the people working here. It is extremely inspiring for me to have the opportunity to work together with Pihlajalinna’s customers, staff and partners on digital provision,” said Perttu Monthan. Monthan joins Pihlajalinna after CIO Tuomas Otala, who was responsible for IT operations and digitalisation and served as a member of the Extended Management Team, left Pihlajalinna. “I would like to thank Tuomas for his contribution at Pihlajalinna. He has played a significant role in developing Pihlajalinna’s solutions,” said Aktan. Pihlajalinna is also in the process of updating its IT organisation. The organisation has recently established a new applications and integrations team that will be responsible for digital integration and the development of new in-house applications. Pihlajalinna Plc

SSAB Capital Markets Day 2017: Clear growth targets

In the coming years, SSAB aims to strengthen its position in the home markets – the Nordics and North America – as well as deliver on a number of growth initiatives. SSAB Special Steels aims to grow by 35 percent and deliver 1.35 million tonnes of high-strength steels by 2020. SSAB Europe aims to improve the product mix to 40 percent of premium products, compared with 30 percent in 2016. As a part of this improvement, SSAB Europe aims to deliver 750 thousand tonnes of Automotive premium products by 2020, compared to 442 thousand tonnes in 2016. SSAB Americas aims for a market share of 30 percent over time on the North American plate market.   “Our growth ambitions are focused on high-strength steels. Demand is growing structurally, driven by our customers’ need for higher productivity and performance, as well as more sustainable solutions. This will support improved profitability as these products bring high added value to customers and hence command a higher margin, compared to standard steels. In addition, we are engaging all employees across the group in our pursuit of continuous improvements, which will make us more efficient. All in all, I am confident of reaching industry-leading profitability,” said Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB. Agenda for the day:                                                                        The presentations start today, June 20, 2017 at 10am (CEST). The event will be webcast live and can be followed on SSABs website at www.ssab.com/investors  10:00-10:40 Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO 10:40-11:40 Per-Olof Stark, EVP and Head of SSAB Special Steels,                    Gregoire Parenty, Head of SSAB Services 11:40-12:00 Break 12:00-13:40 Olavi Huhtala, EVP and Head of SSAB Europe,                     Tony Harris, VP Sales, SSAB Europe                     SSAB Americas, Chuck Schmitt, EVP and Head of SSAB Americas 13:40-14:30 Break14:30-16:00 Eva Pétursson, Head of strategic R&D                    Maria Långberg, EVP and Head of Sustainability and HR                    Håkan Folin, CFO 16:00-16:30 Q&A and wrap-up of the day  All presentations are available at www.ssab.com/company/investors/reports-and-presentations on June 20 from around 9.30am CEST. The event and the material are in English. A recording of the webcast will be available after the Capital Markets Day.  For further information, please contact: Per Hillström, Head of IR, per.hillstrom@ssab.com, phone: +46 70 295 2912 Viktoria Karsberg, Head of Corporate Communications, viktoria.karlsberg@ssab.com,phone: +46 72 233 5288 

Play’n GO appointment heralds UK expansion

20th June, 2017 – Award-winning slots specialist Play’n GO has continued its ambitious growth in the UK with the hiring of Stuart Trigwell as its new UK Sales Manager. The move will kick-start the company’s further expansion into the market, where it believes its premium games content will resonate strongly with players. Play’n GO, which currently has partnerships with Bet365, BetVictor, and Unibet in the UK, has also opened a central London office to ensure an effective local operation. They are currently recruiting for a number of roles in their development team there, including concept art designers and mathematicians. Johan Törnqvist, Group CEO at Play’n GO, said: “This is an exciting time for Play’n GO as we look to grow our commercial and staffing presence in the UK, where we see our games to perform very strongly. “Stuart is a key part of this strategy. His previous high-level experience working with and for leading operators, as well as within the supply sector will be invaluable going forward. But his appointment will be the first of many as we have big plans to stamp our mark on the UK market.” Trigwell has more than eight years’ experience in the online gaming and sports sponsorship sectors. His most recent role was at virtual sports provider Global Bet, where he held the position of UK Sales Director. He said: “I’m excited to be at such an innovative company who have continued to set the industry benchmark in recent years. I’m really looking forward to shaping our UK presence in the coming years as we continue our ambitious expansion plans.” ENDS

Brighter invited as speaker for diabetes event with Cambridge Wireless and Cambridge University Health Partners.

Henrik Norström, Brighter’s COO, is invited as speaker to discuss Actiste’s and The Benefit Loop’s role in revolutionizing today's diabetes care at the event ‘Unlocking ‘Remote Monitoring’ for Effective Diabetes Care’, organized by Cambridge Wireless and Cambridge University Health Partners. The event focuses on how sensors, data analysis and connected mobile solutions can streamline diabetes care and how new technologies is enabling a more proactive care for better long-term results. Learn more about the event and its other participating speakers here . Follow the event on Twitter: @cambwireless #CWHealthcare. For more information, please contact:Truls Sjöstedt, CEO               Tel: +46 709 73 46 00               Email: truls.sjostedt@brighter.se  Henrik Norström, COO               Tel: +46 733 40 30 45               Email: henrik.norstrom@brighter.se About Brighter AB (publ)   Brighter develops solutions for data-driven and mobile health services. Through its intellectual property and its first launch Actiste®, the company creates a more efficient care chain with focus on the individual. The goal is to simplify, streamline and enhance the information flow of relevant and reliable data between the patient and health care professionals. Brighter is initially focused on diabetes care, but there are opportunities in the future to operate on a broader level, spanning more diseases and treatment approaches. This is done through The Benefit Loop®, Brighter’s cloud-based service that continuously collects, analyzes and shares data on the user's terms. The Company's shares are listed on NASDAQOMX First North/BRIG  . Brighter’s Certified Adviser on Nasdaq OMX First North is Remium Nordic AB +46 (0)8 – 454 32 50,  CorporateFinance@remium.com ,    www.remium.com .

Sedana Medical’s offering was heavily oversubscribed – trading in the share on Nasdaq First North commences tomorrow

· As previously communicated, the price in the Offering is SEK 19.50 per share, corresponding to a total value of the Company’s outstanding shares of approximately SEK 206 million, before the Offering.[1]   · In the Offering 5,128,205 new shares are issued and allotted, corresponding to a dilution of 31.5 percent.[2]  · In order to cover any overallotment, the Company has committed to, upon Pareto Securities’ request, issue a maximum of an additional 769,230 new shares in the Company, corresponding to up to 15 percent of the total shares offered in the Offering. · If the overallotment option is fully utilized, the Offering will comprise a maximum of 5,897,435 new shares, corresponding to a dilution of 34.5 percent.2  · The new share issue will render gross proceeds of SEK 100–115 million to the Company before transaction costs, depending on the extent of the exercise of the overallotment option. · Among the new shareholders in Sedana Medical are the cornerstone investors HealthInvest Partners AB, Alto Invest SA, Brohuvudet AB, Nyenburgh Holding B.V., Alfred Berg Kapitalförvaltning and several other well-renowned institutions such as Swedbank Robur, Öhman Hjärt-Lungfond and Lancelot Asset Management.  · Trading in Sedana Medical's shares on Nasdaq First North commences tomorrow June 21, 2017, under the ticker “SEDANA” (ISIN code: SE0009947534). · Trading is conditional until the settlement day in the Offering, which is expected to be June 22, 2017. Christer Ahlberg, CEO, comments: ”We are very proud and pleased with the great interest shown to participate in Sedana Medical’s offering. The listing and new share issue gives us good prospects for implementing our vision to make inhalation sedation with our AnaConDa and IsoConDa products to a global standard for sedation of mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. It is with great pleasure that we welcome all new shareholders to participate in our journey to develop Sedana Medical into a leading player in the field of inhalation sedation.” Thomas Eklund, Chairman, comments: ”Many thanks to our new shareholders and the great trust you have shown by participating in this offer. With the proceeds from the offer, Sedana Medical is now funded to pursue the clinical registration study for the drug candidate IsoConDa and establish inhalation sedation in the intensive care setting.” Background to the Offering Sedana Medical is a medical technology company active within the field of sedation (treatment with sedative drugs). The Company has for a long time sold the medical device AnaConDa, which for the first time enables inhalation sedation in the intensive care setting. The therapy is widely supported by medical literature showing its many advantages over the current standard of intravenous sedation. No pharmaceutical company has up until now applied for registration of the indication of inhalation sedation in the intensive care setting and use for this indication is thus considered off label and may currently not be marketed. The main rationale for pursuing the Offering is to fund the ongoing clinical registration study for Sedana Medical’s drug candidate IsoConDa in Europe. The study is a non-inferiority study, in which the study has to demonstrate that IsoConDa (isoflurane) is not inferior to propofol, which is currently the standard of care. The study, which will include up to 550 patients, was initiated in the fourth quarter of 2016 and is scheduled to end in the fourth quarter of 2018. The aim of the study is initially to obtain marketing approval for IsoConDa in Europe, which is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2019. Subject to obtaining marketing approval, Sedana Medical is expected to be the first company in the world to offer an approved solution for inhalation sedation in the intensive care setting. In addition, the Company is planning to use part of the proceeds from the Offering to fund clinical trials and registration processes for IsoConDa and AnaConDa in the United States, a process scheduled to start in 2017. Sedana Medical's board of directors and management believe that the Offering and listing constitute an important step in the Company's development and is expected to increase awareness among current and potential partners, customers, personnel and opinion leaders in the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry. The Offering and listing are also expected to benefit Sedana Medical's future growth by improving the Company's access to Swedish and international capital markets, which in turn is expected to support the Company's continued development plan and studies. For these reasons, Sedana Medical's board of directors has applied to list the Company's shares on Nasdaq First North. The market in brief  Sedana Medical's market consists primarily of mechanically ventilated intensive care patients. The market for sedation of mechanically ventilated intensive care patients today consists of established drugs that are administered intravenously. The target group that the Company focuses on are those patients who are ventilated for more than 24 hours, a target group that globally amounts to between two and four million patients per year. In total, the Company consider this to be an addressable market of SEK 10-20 billion per year, of which Europe accounts for about SEK 6 billion. Advisers  Pareto Securities AB is acting sole manager and bookrunner in connection with the Offering. Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB is legal adviser for the Company and Roschier Advokatbyrå AB is legal adviser for Pareto Securities AB. Pareto Securities is certified advisor for Sedana Medical. For additional information, please contact:    Christer Ahlberg, CEO, Sedana Medical AB Mob: +46 70 675 33 30 E-mail: Christer.ahlberg@sedanamedical.com   Thomas Eklund, Chairman of the Board, Sedana Medical AB Mob: +46 70 824 20 25 E-mail: Thomas.eklund@investorab.com  This information is such that Sedana Medical AB (publ) is obliged to disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was released for public disclosure, through the agency of the contact persons above, on 20 June 2017 at 11.15 a.m. (CET). Important information This announcement is not and does not form a part of any offer for sale of securities. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws. The Company does not intend to register any offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States. Any offering of securities referred to in this announcement will only be made by means of a prospectus. This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”). Investors should not invest in any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus. In any EEA Member State other than Sweden that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons in the United Kingdom that are (i) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”) or (ii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom this announcement may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). This communication must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “will,” “may,” "continue," “should” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1]  The valuation is based on the number of outstanding shares before the Offering, adjusted for the convertibles converted into 1,881,509 new shares in conjunction with the Offering (strike price of SEK 2.50), which gives a total of 10,561,509 outstanding shares before the new share issue. The value of the Company’s outstanding shares, before the Offering but including 1,040,000 outstanding warrants series 2014/2019 (strike price of SEK 2.50) amounts to SEK 226 million. In addition, the Company has an outstanding shareholder loan, which is converted into 613 594 new shares in conjunction with the Offering (at a price equivalent to the offering price), as well as a new warrant program series 2017/2021, which entitles the holders to subscribe for 310 149 new shares at 130 percent of the offering price. [2]  The dilution is based on the total number of outstanding shares after the Offering adjusted for the convertibles and shareholder loan converted into shares in conjunction with the Offering. In total, the conversions result in 2,495,103 new shares (convertibles 1,881,509 and conversion of shareholder loan 613,594), which are issued in addition to the new share issue exercised in conjunction with the Offering. This gives a total number of outstanding shares after the completion of the Offering of 16,303,308 or 17,072,538 at unutilized or fully utilized overallotment option respectively. 

NCC and Platzer agree on major transaction in Gårda and Mölndal

NCC and Platzer have today signed an agreement to jointly develop Platzer’s property on Drakegatan in Gårda (Gårda 16:17, which includes the “Canon building”) through a jointly owned company. Currently, the project comprises an existing building of approximately 16,000 square meters and additional development rights for about 30,000 square meters of office space in an attractive location near the “Ullevimotet” junction. The building will form a distinct entrance to the area with a 25-storey office building that will be joined to the existing building. The transaction in Gårda will be carried out in the form of a company transaction where the parties have today agreed that NCC will acquire 50 percent of the property-owning company from Platzer when the detailed development plan gains legal force at an underlying property value of approximately SEK 300 million as well as a supplementary purchase consideration of about SEK 45 million upon completion. The parties also agreed that Platzer will repurchase NCC’s 50-percent share when the property is completed. Construction is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018 with completion estimated for the fourth quarter of 2020. The transaction requires that the detailed development plan gains legal force. “This transaction is a good example of how we want to increase the pace of our project development and together with Platzer we will manage and develop an attractive project in Gårda. I am also delighted that Platzer has the ambition to be a long-term property owner in central Mölndal, where we will remain an active urban developer,” says Carola Lavén, Business Area Manager, NCC Property Development. The transaction also entails that Platzer is planning to acquire future NCC’s projects in central Mölndal. NCC has a prior agreement with Mölndal Municipality to acquire two central properties with estimated additional development rights for about 30,000 square meters near the new galleria and SCA’s offices. Work on the detailed development plan has begun and is scheduled to be complete in 2018. According to the agreement signed by the parties today, Platzer has an option to acquire the properties upon completion. “We look forward to working together with NCC on the development of a new skyscraper in Gårda. The agreement and partnership enable us to achieve many goals within the scope of one transaction. We can accelerate our project development activities and can offer newly constructed premises to tenants in an area where demand is high. Meanwhile, we can offer our existing tenants even better conditions in the form of a more attractive entrance, enhanced service offering and expansion opportunities. Furthermore, it allows us to take the step into Mölndal city center, which represents a prioritized growth area for us and where our aim is to be a long-term property owner,” says P-G Persson, President of Platzer Fastigheter. Construction of NCC’s project in central Mölndal is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018 and be completed in stages in 2021-2023. NCC’s objective is to minimize its environmental impact and add value for customers and society. With environmentally certified buildings, attractive workplaces and inclusive urban environments, the development of Gårda and Mölndal will play an important role in achieving the long-term ambition of having a positive net effect on the environment. The project is being carried out by the NCC Property Development business area.

Skytrax: Finnair awarded ‘Best Airline in Northern Europe’ for the 8th year in a row

Finnair has been named, for the eighth consecutive year, as Northern Europe’s Best Airline at the World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show.  Organised by Skytrax, the results are based on an independent survey of more than 19 million passengers from 105 countries that took place between August 2016 to May 2017 covering 325 airlines. “We are proud that Finnair has once again been recognised by Skytrax and passengers from across the world as the Best Airline in Northern Europe. We are committed to providing the very best experience to our passengers throughout their journey and we constantly develop our service both on the ground and in the air while staying true to our renowned Nordic hospitality”, said Piia Karhu SVP, Customer Experience at Finnair.  Finnair has invested significantly in their growing A350 fleet and customer experience from the point of booking through to check-in and on board service. Piia Karhu continued: “Finnair will continue to enhance our great personal customer service by innovating the travel experience by using the latest digital solutions to enhance the customer experience. We now have our Nordic Sky Wi-Fi portal installed on every long haul aircraft and the use of our mobile app has continued to grow.” Continuing the digital trend, in 2017 Finnair was the first airline in the world to launch Alipay onboard, in addition, successful face recognition trials were conducted at Helsinki Airport check-in with Finnair frequent fliers.   “Digital transformation is one of our core strategic targets, however, we continue to develop all areas of the customer experience such as our well-received collaboration with top chefs in our long-haul Business Class cabins and our enhanced lounge experience in conjunction with new partnerships”, notes Piia Karhu.  The World Airline Awards by Skytrax are regarded as the primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction levels of airlines throughout the world. The passenger survey analyses customer satisfaction for the overall airline passenger experience, at both the airport and on board the aircraft: check-in to boarding, seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages, in-flight entertainment and staff service. 

Tobii Pro Expands Eye Tracking Research into Virtual Reality

Tobii Pro , the global leader in eye tracking research solutions, announces a new solution for conducting high-end, eye tracking research within immersive virtual environments (VR) - Tobii Pro VR Integration . The research tool, based on the HTC Vive headset integrated with Tobii eye tracking technology, comes with the Tobii Pro software development kit (SDK) for research applications. Researchers can collect and record eye tracking data from a VR environment with pinpoint accuracy and gain deeper insights on human behavior. Eye tracking research in immersive VR is transforming how studies can be conducted and opens up entirely new possibilities in psychology, consumer behavior, and human performance. Through VR, researchers have complete control over a study environment which allows them to run scenarios that previously would have been too costly, risky or difficult to conduct in real life.   “Combining eye tracking with VR is growing as a research methodology and our customers have started to demand this technology to be part of their toolkit for behavioral studies. The Tobii Pro VR Integration is our first step in making eye tracking in immersive VR a reliable and effective research tool for a range of fields. It marks our first major expansion of VR-based research tools,” said Tom Englund, president, Tobii Pro.   Through eye tracking in VR: · Researchers can get deeper insights to the shopper journey and a store environment can be readily duplicated in the virtual world without having to go through the time and money of setting up an actual store. Shopper behavioral tests can be conducted on products pre-production as well as the effectiveness of campaign messages.  ·  Researchers can study anxieties, phobias and PTSD in entirely new ways where they can fully control the visual stimuli, such as spiders or stressful situations, and regulate the experience in a safe environment without putting the participants in serious distress.  ·  Skills in a variety of fields can be tested without risk e.g. surgery procedures on virtual operating rooms where the visual strategies of an expert can be applied to new training protocols.   ·  An objective, unbiased look at what drives decision-making and reactions in the virtual world is obtained, providing unparalleled insights into how people act in these virtual environments for a deeper understanding of human behavior in the real world.   “Eye tracking in immersive VR will open up opportunities for new ways of evaluating research questions that leverage the ability to control the environment and the net gain for researchers will be stronger insights that will be more predictive of real-world behaviour,” said Dr. Tim Holmes, director of research and development at Acuity Intelligence and Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London.  The technology behind the Tobii Pro VR IntegrationTobii Pro VR Integration is a retrofit of the HTC Vive business edition headset with a seamless integration of Tobii eye tracking technology. It is capable of eye tracking all types of eyes, collecting binocular eye tracking data at 120 Hz (images per second). The solution allows study participants to move naturally while wearing the headset without compromising the user experience or the output of the eye tracking data.The solution comes with Tobii Pro’s software development kit (SDK) enabling eye tracking data collection for both live interactions and analysis. The Pro SDK supports millisecond synchronization and gives researchers the freedom to build analysis applications customized to their research on either Matlab, Python, C. or .Net compatible with Unity. To receive updates on Tobii Pro’s tools for eye tracking research in immersive VR sign up here .  More information and media assets: ·  Watch a video  about Tobii Pro VR Integration  · Watch a video  on Tobii Pro in 2 minutes · Visit the news room  of Tobii Pro for images ·  The Tobii reference design VR4 is the basis for the Tobii Pro VR Integration. The technology is aimed at device manufacturers that need eye tracking in their VR headsets.  You find more information regarding the VR4 here  

Citycon decided on a quarterly distribution

The Board of Directors of Citycon Oyj has today decided, on the basis of the authorisation by the Annual General Meeting 2017, that an equity repayment of EUR 0.0325 per share be distributed from the invested unrestricted equity fund of the company. The equity repayment will be paid to a shareholder registered in the company’s shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the record date for the equity repayment 22 June 2017. The equity repayment will be paid on 30 June 2017.Citycon’s Annual General Meeting held on 22 March 2017, resolved to authorise the Board of Directors to decide in its discretion on the distribution of dividend and equity repayment. Based on the authorisation the total amount of the dividend to be distributed shall not exceed EUR 0.01 per share and the maximum amount of equity repayment distributed from the invested unrestricted equity fund shall not exceed EUR 0.12 per share. The authorisation is valid until the opening of the Annual General Meeting 2018.Following the asset distribution on 30 June 2017, Citycon Oyj has distributed a total dividend and equity repayment of EUR 0.065 per share during the year 2017 and the remaining authorisation of Citycon’s Board of Directors is EUR 0.065 per share.Helsinki, 20 June 2017CITYCON OYJFor further information, please contact:Marcel Kokkeel, CEOTel. +358 40 154 6760marcel.kokkeel@citycon.comEero Sihvonen, Executive Vice President and CFOTel. +358 50 557 9137eero.sihvonen@citycon.com Citycon is an owner, developer and manager of urban grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic and Baltic region, managing assets that total EUR 5 billion and with market capitalisation of EUR 2 billion. Citycon is the No. 1 shopping centre owner in Finland and Estonia and among the market leaders in Norway and Sweden. Citycon has also established a foothold in Denmark.Citycon has investment-grade credit ratings from Moody's (Baa1) and Standard & Poor's (BBB). Citycon Oyj’s share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.www.citycon.com

Dead by Daylight™ out now on PlayStation® 4 and XBOX One in North and South America!

MEDIA ADVISORY Stockholm, Sweden, June 20th – 2017 - The hugely successful PC game Dead by Daylight is out now in North and South America on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One, with a following release later this week for European territories including the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Developed by Behaviour Digital and published by Starbreeze Studios, Dead by Daylight has sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide. Dead by Daylight: Special Edition is available now at select retailers for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also available as a digital purchase on the respective platforms, the Dead by Daylight: Special Edition contains the following: · All main Killer and Survivors together with main Maps · Killer: The Hag · Killer: The Doctor · Survivor: Ace · Survivor: Feng · Killer Outfits · Survivor Outfits · Map: Léry’s Memorial Institute · Map: Backwater Swamp Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer (4vs1) horror game that casts one savage Killer and up to four Survivors that desperately try to survive a terrifying nightmare. Survivors play in third-person with a strong situational awareness to avoid being caught, tortured and slayed. The Killer plays in first-person, focused on hunting down and killing their victims. Released on PC in June 2016, Dead by Daylight has already sold more than 1.8 million copies on the digital distribution platform Steam and became an instant favourite with streamers on Twitch and other streaming platforms. ### Download the latest press assets for Dead by Daylight here:  http://www.starbreeze.com/presskit 

ZINZINO FULLY ESTABLISHED IN SPAIN

During the summer of 2016 Zinzino opened for business in 19 EU countries where they weren’t previ­ously trading. The first country where Zinzino became fully established was in Austria during February 2017, and Spain will now become the second as a result of the market showing a trend for strong sales. ‘’The start date in Spain will be June 20th and our evaluation shows that the Spanish market is strong enough to become highly successful for sales in the future. Geographic expansion is an important goal for Zinzino and our business model is well suited to the European market’’, commented Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO of Zinzino AB. From the 19 new EU countries where Zinzino started business, Spain was one that showed strong sales growth. In the first quarter, sales totalled TSEK 850 and growth continued into the second quarter. The logical next step for Zinzino was therefore to become fully established in Spain. ‘’There’s a strong interest in health products in Spain. To deliver quality and service to our partners and customers, we’ve focused on improving our administrative systems, webshop and logistics during this year. This development, coupled with a wide range of health products, means that the expectations for Spain are huge: a big step towards achieving Zinzino’s vision of generating one billion SEK in revenue by 2020’’, says Dag Bergheim Pettersen.     For more information: Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO Zinzino, Tel. +47 (0) 93 22 57 00 Pictures for publication free of charge: Marcus Tollbom, Tel. + 46 (0) 70 190 03 12 Certified Adviser: Erik Penser bank Zinzino AB (publ) is obliged to publish this information in compliance with current EU regulations governing market abuse. The information was provided by the above contact person for publication at 3.00 pm on 20th of June, 2017. Zinzino AB (publ.) is a Direct Sales company which operates throughout Europe and North America. Zinzino markets and sells products in two product lines, Zinzino Health, with a focus on long-term health, and Zinzino Coffee, consisting of espresso machines, coffee and tea. Zinzino owns Norwegian research unit BioActive Foods AS and the production unit Faun Pharma AS. Zinzino has more than 120 employees. The company has its headquarters in Gothenburg, and offices in Helsinki, Riga and Oslo, and in Florida, United States. Zinzino is a publicly held limited company and its shares are listed on Nasdaq First North. Zinzino was designated in 2016 both as one of Veckans Affärer’s ”Super Companies” and as Dagens Industri’s Gazelle Company.

Boozt appoints Mads Bruun Famme as Chief Purchasing Officer

Boozt AB (publ) (“Boozt” or the “Company”) has today appointed Mads Bruun Famme as Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) and member of Boozt’s Group Management. Mads Bruun Famme will start in his new position on 1 July 2017.  Mads Bruun Famme joined Boozt in 2012 as Group Merchandising Director. Previously he has held business controller positions with Kraft Foods Nordic as well as The Coca Cola Company, and before joining Boozt Mads Bruun Famme was Head of Merchandising at Magasin du Nord in Denmark.“Mads is an expert within the field of buying and merchandising and he has built a strong and quite unique data driven approach to buying and merchandising within the company combining the soft skills of fashion buying with hard big-data-driven merchandising. Mads has been a key player in bringing us to where we are today, so it is an absolute pleasure to hand over to him the full responsibility of all buying and merchandising at Boozt,” says Henrik Theilbjørn, Chairman of the Board of Boozt.Mads Bruun Famme is a Danish citizen born in 1976 and is based at Boozt’s head office in Malmö, Sweden.For additional information, please contact:Boozt AB (publ)Henrik Theilbjørn / Chairman of the Board / Phone: +45 22 80 02 73Hermann Haraldsson / CEO / Phone: +45 20 94 03 95 / e-mail: heha@boozt.com Johan Holmqvist / Head of IR & Corporate Communications / Phone: +46 708 37 66 77 / e-mail: jnh@boozt.com  Boozt AB (publ) is obliged to make this information 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 15.45 CET on 20 June 2017.About Boozt Boozt is a leading, fast-growing and profitable Nordic technology company selling fashion online. The Group generated net sales amounting to SEK 1.4 billion in 2016. Boozt offers its customers a curated and contemporary selection of fashion brands, relevant to a variety of lifestyles, mainly through its multi-brand webstore Boozt.com. The company is focused on using cutting-edge, in-house developed technology to curate the best possible customer experience. With an active customer base of over 860,000 and counting, Boozt.com attracts more than five million visits per month. Besides Boozt.com, the company also runs the webstore Booztlet.com and retail stores Booztlet and Beauty by Boozt in Denmark. For more information, please visit www.booztfashion.com.

Bulletin from Vigmed Holding AB’s Annual General Meeting of 20 June 2017

The annual general meeting of Vigmed Holding AB was held on 20 June 2017 in Helsingborg. Below is a summary of the resolutions. The meeting resolved to adopt the profit and loss statement and balance sheet, as well as the consolidated profit and loss statement and the consolidated balance sheet. At the annual general meeting it was also resolved to distribute the company’s result in accordance with the proposal from the board of directors. Further, the members of board of directors and the managing director were discharged from liability for the fiscal year 2016. The annual general meeting resolved that the company’s board of directors shall consist of four board members: Rainer Perneker, Manfred Buchberger, Georg Heftberger and Yaron Navon. Rainer Perneker was elected chairman of the board of directors. The meeting resolved to re-elect the registered auditing company Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB as the company’s auditor. It was further resolved, in accordance with the proposal of Greiner Bio-One GmbH, that no remuneration to the board of directors should be given for the period until the end of the next annual general meeting. It was resolved that remuneration to the auditor should be paid according to current and approved account. The meeting resolved to authorise the board of directors, to resolve on new share issue, on one or more occasions during the period until the next annual general meeting, with or without deviation from the pre-emptive rights of the shareholders. Issues may be made with or without provision of contribution, set-off or other terms. The total number of shares that will be issuable pursuant to the authorisation amounts to a maximum total of 8,117,283. If the authorisation is fully utilised the dilution will amount to maximum approximately 10 per cent of the registered share capital after the full utilisation. The reason for the authorisation is to enable the raising of working capital. Insofar the authorisation is used for issue against cash payment with deviation from the pre-emptive rights of the shareholders, the subscription price should be corresponding to market terms. Considering the company’s new ownership structure, the meeting resolved that the company shall not have a nomination committee. The meeting resolved to reject the proposal of the shareholder Nihon Chushashin Kogyo Co., Ltd regarding special examination by a special examiner in accordance with Chapter 10, Section 20 of the Swedish Companies Act.   For more information contact:CEO Henrik Olsen, tel. +46 763-497 364Board member Georg Heftberger, tel. +43 664 884 106 83 This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 16:00 CET on 20 June 2017.   In case of differences between the Swedish and English press releases, the Swedish press release shall prevail. Vigmed is a Swedish medical technology company whose mission is to eliminate needlestick injuries and the associated risk of cross infections with blood-borne infectious diseases by offering the market unique needle-protected products. Vigmed is headquartered in Helsingborg, Sweden. Vigmed’s share is traded on NASDAQ First North in Stockholm (ticker VIG). Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Advisor. Additional information about the company can be found on Vigmed’s website: www.vigmed.com/investor

Scandic to acquire Restel’s hotel portfolio and become the leading hotel operator in Finland

Today, Scandic has 230 hotels in operation and under development, 28 of which are in Finland. Restel’s portfolio includes 43 hotels in Finland. Following the acquisition, Scandic will have a nationwide hotel coverage in Finland. - This is an important step forward for Scandic Hotels and one that will give us a strong network in the Finnish market. We look forward to operating and developing these hotels under the Scandic brand going forward and to welcome all of the Restel team members and customers to Scandic, says Frank Fiskers, President & CEO of Scandic. Restel currently has about 7,600 rooms at 43 hotels with long-term lease agreements in its portfolio, seven of which are operated under franchise agreements with Intercontinental Hotels Group. Most of the hotels are operated under the Cumulus brand and over time, they will be converted into Scandic hotels. The seller will remain the landlord for four of the hotels. - We’ve found an excellent partner in Scandic. Our hotel portfolio will be in safe hands and become part of Scandic’s strong brand. At the same time, it will have access to their distribution capacity and significant customer base in the Nordic region, says Mikael Backman CEO of Restel. - Our hotel portfolios complement each other very well. This deal will give us presence in 15 new locations in Finland and greater exposure in the growing leisure segment, says Aki Käyhkö, Managing Director of Scandic Hotels Finland. The acquisition price of the transaction is EUR 114.5 million on a cash and debt-free basis and will be paid in cash. On a pro forma basis, as if the acquisition would have been performed January 1, 2016, the acquired operations might have contributed net sales of EUR 203.4 million in 2016 and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 13.7 million[1]. The transaction is expected to close late Q4 2017, subject to regulatory approval and other conditions customary for this type of transaction. In the event of an unsatisfactory regulatory outcome, Scandic may terminate the transaction agreement subject to payment of a EUR 5 million termination fee to the seller. Scandic sees good opportunities for sales growth and margin improvement in the acquired hotel portfolio in the coming years. There is potential for increasing revenue through rebranding the hotels under the Scandic name and expanding Scandic’s offering in the Finnish market. Additionally, costs are expected to decrease through coordinated administration and procurement. Overall, Scandic estimates that over time, the acquired operations have the potential to generate an adjusted EBITDA margin higher than the Group’s long-term financial target of 11%. Scandic’s net debt/adjusted EBITDA might have increased from 1.8x to about 2.4x after pro forma adjustments, based on an acquisition date for net debt per December 31, 2016, and based on an acquisition date per January 1, 2016, for adjusted EBITDA[2]. This is well in line with Scandic’s long-term target range of net debt of 2-3x adjusted EBITDA. The total integration and transaction costs are estimated to amount to approximately EUR 25 million. As a result, the transaction is expected to initially have a negative effect on Scandic’s earnings per share. The expected capital expenditure level in the acquired portfolio is estimated to be about 5% of sales in the coming years. Scandic also plans to invest an additional approximately EUR 10 million in renovations in 2018. In the pro forma calculations, property lease agreements have been considered as operating leases. However, a preliminary assessment indicates that some agreements might qualify as financial leasing debt. The estimated preliminary effect would be an increased EBITDA of around SEK 125 million and an increased financial leasing debt of around SEK 1,800 million. There would be no effect on cash flow and a very limited effect on net equity and earnings per share. As a result of the agreement, Scandic will hold a phone conference and webcast at 9:00 CET on June 21 at which Scandic’s President & CEO Frank Fiskers and CFO Jan Johansson will be available to answer questions. The presentation will be held in English. Time: 09.00 CETLocation: Webcast and phone conferencePhone: +46 8 5664 2693 , +44 20 3008 9806  Please call in 5 minutes before the start. The webcast and presentation slides will be available at scandichotelsgroup.com. Members of the public are welcome to listen in and ask questions. Scandic was advised by Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, KPMG Transaction Services and Rothschild & Co. Scandic Hotels Group (publ) is required to publish this information in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact persons set out below on June 21, 2017 at 07:30 CET.   For more information, please contact:Jan Johansson, Chief Financial Officer, Scandic Hotels GroupEmail: jan.johansson@scandichotels.comPhone: +46 70 575 89 72 Henrik Vikström, Director Investor Relations, Scandic Hotels GroupEmail: henrik.vikstrom@scandichotels.comPhone: +46 70 952 80 06 Elin Westin, Director of Communications, Scandic Hotels GroupEmail: elin.westin@scandichotels.comPhone: +46 70 277 75 26 [1] Pro forma net sales and pro forma adjusted EBITDA for 2016 are based on statutory reports adjusted for assumed pre-deal structuring, presented according to Scandic’s income statement format. The pre-deal structuring adjustments are attributable to carve-in/out adjustments since the targets operations were operating in several legal entities in 2016 and included operations that are not part of the transaction. For the definition of Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA refer to page 25 in Scandic’s Interim Report Q1 2017. [2] The pro forma net debt is based on the assumption that intra-group liabilities in target were converted to equity before the acquisition. The acquisition price is assumed to equal 114.5 million on a cash- and debt-free basis, not considering any net debt adjustments. For the definition of Net Debt please refer to the definition of Interest-bearing net liabilities on page 25 in Scandic’s Interim Report Q1 2017.  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. www.scandichotelsgroup.com

Goodbye Kansas moving to a newly started project in Hammarby Sjöstad

The Goodbye Kansas Group is active in the animation and special effects industry, and is developing at almost explosive pace. In just two years, the number of employees at the company has doubled, and the group has established two overseas subsidiaries. The company is responsible for the special effects used in a range of productions, including the bloodthirsty zombie attacks in the hit TV series “The Walking Dead”, animations and so-called VFX (digital visual effects) to games, feature films and advertisements for customers all over the world. The group also includes the investment company Goodbye Kansas Game Invest and the idea development company Infinite Entertainment.  In addition to the new office facilities, Fabege will also be establishing a brand new film studio in the building.  -          “We were looking for premises where we could gather all our activities together under one roof – including our very own Motion Capture studio, which requires a ceiling height of seven metres. The premises also had to be big enough to accommodate hundreds of digital experts and artists in creative and inspiring working environments, at the same time as allowing us to maintain close contact with all the computer games companies in the Södermalm area. The Kopparhuset building in Hammarby Sjöstad is quite simply the perfect building and location to continue to expand the Goodbye Kansas business,” explains Peter Levin, CEO and Co-Founder at Goodbye Kansas.  Fabege is now starting work on the Hammarby Terrassen project –  with an investment valued at around SEK 170m –  in the Båtturen 2 property. According to the plans, the building is to fulfil the requirements for environmental certification to BREEAM-SE, level “Very good”, and will have a lettable area of over 5,200 sqm when completed. On the basis of the green lease contract, the parties have agreed on a joint environmental agenda for the premises, covering a variety of aspects including the selection of materials, renewable energy and sorting at source.   -          “We are extremely excited by the prospect of creating a fantastic office environment and truly extraordinary film studio for Goodbye Kansas. Their energy, growth and creativity are sure to make an even greater contribution to the area, which is already home to a large number of tech and media companies,” comments Klaus Vikström, Vice President and Director of Business Development at Fabege.  Fabege AB (publ)  

Bactiguard enters new partnership for South Africa

“Surgical Innovations is a leading provider of medical devices to both public and private hospitals, representing some of the most recognized international brands. As part of the Ascendis group they have an unsurpassed access to healthcare providers and in-depth understanding of how to address the South African market”, says Christian Kinch, CEO,Bactiguard. “We have been looking for a strong distributor for South Africa for a long time, and have now finally found a partner that matches our requirements, both in their growth ambitions and company culture. I am truly excited to start this collaboration with Surgical Innovations”, Christian Kinch continues. The Middle East and Africa has been an important region since the commercial launch of the Bactiguard Infection Protection portfolio of products. We are already present in all the major markets in the Middle East, and now we are increasing our footprint by adding the most important African market. South Africa often serves as an entry point to the entire continent, having the most developed health care and being a reference for other countries. An earlier attempt to enter South Africa was made, but was interrupted before the registration of the products were completed. The registration process, expected to take 6-12 months, will now been initiated by Surgical Innovations. “We are immensely proud and excited about this partnership” says Tony Lowther, MD of Ascendis Medica l. “It is our constant mission and duty to find world class technologies, products and innovation and bring them directly to our patients and customers in South Africa where we can enhance and positively impact the quality of healthcare delivery for all in our country. These products specifically will directly target increasing infection rates; they will make our hospitals safer places and therefore improve patient outcomes significantly – and nothing is more important to us than that”.  Ascendis Health is a South African-based health and care company with an impressive portfolio of market leading brands, delivering diverse solutions and services to people, plants and animals. The company was founded in 2008 by Coast2Coast Capital and has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 2013. For further information, please contact: Nina Nilsson, SVP Sales and Marketing, mobile: +46 702 14 87 49

Vattenfall into UK energy retail with acquisition of iSupplyEnergy

Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, said: “Vattenfall is in Britain to grow and the acquisition of iSupplyEnergy is in line with Vattenfall’s strategy to grow our customer base in Northern Europe. Together with iSupplyEnergy, we will be able to supply a wide range of energy solutions and services to private customers.” iSupplyEnergy, which employs 170 people, will continue to supply its more than 120,000 gas and electricity customers as a wholly owned subsidiary of the state-owned utility. Since 2008, Vattenfall has invested more than £3bn building one of the UK’s leading wind energy businesses. It has recently branched out into solar PV, battery storage and business to business sales. Vattenfall’s Sr. Vice President for Customers & Solutions, Martijn Hagens, said: “We are convinced this deal will be good for our new customers too, as we will combine our experience of customer focused and increasingly fossil-fuel free energy solutions in northern Europe with iSupplyEnergy’s strong, nimble, digitalised and transparent customer service.” In early May, Vattenfall announced that it was starting to sell renewable power for the first time to British business customers with high demand to reduce their carbon footprint. Vattenfall started to invest significantly in the UK energy industry in 2008 after buying three wind businesses. From 2018, the company will operate over 1 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind capacity.   For further information, please contact:Vattenfall’s Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 5010; e-mail: press@vattenfall.com.UK: Jason Ormiston; +44 077 9452 4801; e-mail: jason.ormiston@vattenfall.com    Vattenfall is a Swedish, state owned energy company with around 20,000 employees with operations in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, UK and Finland. Vattenfall focuses on growth in business areas that drive the transition to a renewable energy system and has the objective to become leading in sustainable energy production and thereby secure a reliable and cost effective energy supply.

Change in Caverion’s Group Management Board: Head of Division Industrial Solutions will be replaced

Change in Caverion’s Group Management Board: Head of Division Industrial Solutions will be replaced  Sakari Toikkanen (born 1967, Lic (Tech.) has been appointed as Head of Division Industrial Solutions of Caverion Corporation as of June 21, 2017. He will assume the position until a new permanent head of division is hired. The recruitment process will be launched immediately. Sakari Toikkanen is currently Head of Strategy & IT & Communications of Caverion Corporation and a member of the Group Management Board. He will continue also in this position and report to President & CEO Ari Lehtoranta in both roles. The current Head of Division Industrial Solutions Erkki Huusko will continue in specific tasks in the company over the next few months and report to Sakari Toikkanen. “By recruiting a new head of division we seek to boost our industrial client segment which plays an important role for Caverion’s success.  Caverion currently holds a strong position in industrial services particularly in Finland, and our aim is to get a stronger foothold also in other Caverion countries. I thank Erkki for his contribution in building our Industrial Solutions division,” says President & CEO Ari Lehtoranta. The CV and photo of Sakari Toikkanen are available on Caverion’s website at http://www.caverion.com/investors/corporate-governance/management-board  CAVERION CORPORATION Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki, key media, www.caverion.com

Farstad Shipping ASA – Key date announcement

Skudeneshavn, Ålesund and Limassol, 21 June 2017 Reference is made to previous stock exchange notices regarding the proposed mergers between (i) Farstad Shipping ASA ("FAR") and Solship Invest 2 AS with the latter as the surviving entity and with settlement in Solstad Offshore ASA ("SOFF") shares, (ii) Deep Sea Supply Plc ("DESSC") and Solship Sub AS with the latter as the surviving entity (the "DESSC Merger I") and (iii) Solship Sub AS and Solship Invest 3 AS with the latter as the surviving entity and with settlement in SOFF shares (the "DESSC Merger II"), together referred as the "Mergers" and the settlement shares in the Mergers are referred to as the "Merger Shares". In connection with completion of the Mergers, please note the following key dates:      Last day when FAR and DESSC shares are trading: 21 June 2017 Expected date of completion of the Mergers: 21 June 2017 after close of trading First day of the merged SOFF (now renamed Solstad Farstad ASA; ticker "SOFF" will be continued) trading alone: 22 June 2017 Record date: 23 June 2017 Date of delivery of the Merger Shares in VPS: 26 June 2017 First day of trading of the Merger Shares will be 22 June 2017, i.e. before delivery of the Merger Shares to the VPS accounts of eligible former shareholders of FAR and DESSC. Therefore no account-to-account transactions and no transactions with settlement prior to 26 June 2017 will be allowed in the Merger Shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange in this period. Merger conversion ratios: SOFF – FAR:   0.028 SOFF share per 1 FAR share Solship Sub AS – DESSC:  1 Solship Sub AS share per 1 DESSC share SOFF – Solship Sub AS:   0.1052631578947368 SOFF share per 1 Solship Sub AS share ISIN (SOFF):   A-shares (ordinary): NO0003080608 Transferor companies:  FAR, DESSC (DESSC Merger I) and Solship Sub AS (DESSC Merger II) Transferee companies:  Solship Invest 2 AS and Solship Invest 3 AS Issuer of Merger Shares: SOFF Date of approvals:  25 April 2017 (extraordinary general meetings) Fractional shares will not be delivered. The number of Merger Shares issued to the shareholders of DESSC and FAR will be rounded down to the nearest whole number of SOFF shares. Fractions will be sold for the benefit of FAR and DESSC shareholders who have been subject to such rounding down. In connection with the Mergers, a total of 166,845,478 new SOFF shares will be delivered as Merger Shares to the eligible former shareholders of FAR and DESSC. Furthermore, 16 million new shares will be issued and delivered to Hemen Holding Limited ("Hemen") in a private placement of shares. In addition, 20 million new shares will be issued and delivered to Aker Capital AS ("Aker") in connection with the conversion of a convertible loan. The total number of issued shares in SOFF will increase with 202,845,478 from 88,686,821 to 291,532,299 shares. The new shares to be issued to Hemen and Aker will be tradeable from 22 June 2017 and delivered in VPS on 26 June 2017. Contact: Lars Peder Solstad, Chief Executive Officer of Solstad Offshore ASA at +47 913 18 585 or Sven Stakkestad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Solstad Offshore ASA at +47 905 15 802. Karl-Johan Bakken, Chief Executive Officer of Farstad Shipping ASA at +47 901 05 697 or Olav Haugland, Chief Financial Officer of Farstad Shipping ASA at +47 915 41 809. Anders Hall Jomaas, Chief Financial Officer of Deep Sea Supply Plc at +47 400 42 918. This information is published in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Obligations of the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Immunovia’s IMMray™ presents biomarkers that differentiates Rheumatoid Arthritis from other autoimmune diseases with 89% accuracy

In this third data set, the IMMray™ biomarker signature was able to differentiate RA, one of the most common autoimmune diseases, from SLE, Sjögren Syndrome and Systemic Vasculitis, with 89% accuracy. The IMMray™ signatures also detected RA with an accuracy of 98% from the healthy controls. When differentiated from Sjögren Syndrome, and Systemic Vasculitis, the RA accuracy was 83% and 95%, respectively.Finally, Sjögren’s Syndrome and Systemic Vasculitis could also be differentiated with high accuracies from the pools of samples of all the three other autoimmune diseases, at 85% and 94 %, respectively. Immunovia´s CEO, Mats Grahn commented: “The incidence of autoimmune disease continues to rise and with it the need for more accurate differential diagnosis. These extremely promising results confirm the power of the IMMray™ platform to deliver unprecedented biomarker signatures and to provide us with data needed for further refining of the strategy for autoimmune diseases. In the short to medium term, we will expand and intensify our collaborations with Key Opinion Leaders in this area to prioritize the most unmet clinical needs and to define the studies required moving forward”.   For more information, please contact: Mats Grahn Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Immunovia Tel.: +46-70-5320230 Email: mats.grahn@immunovia.com About Immunovia Immunovia AB was founded in 2007 by investigators from the Department of Immunotechnology at Lund University and CREATE Health, the Center for Translational Cancer Research in Lund, Sweden. Immunovia’s strategy is to decipher the wealth of information in blood and translate it into clinically useful tools to diagnose complex diseases such as cancer, earlier and more accurately than previously possible. Immunovia´s core technology platform, IMMray™, is based on antibody biomarker microarray analysis. The company is now performing clinical validation studies for the commercialization of IMMray™ PanCan-d that could be the first blood based test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In the beginning of 2016, the company started a program focused on autoimmune diseases diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring. The first test from this program, IMMray™ SLE-d, is a biomarker signature derived for differential diagnosis of lupus, now undergoing evaluation and validation. (Source: www.immunovia.com) This information is information that Immunovia 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. Immunovia’s shares (IMMNOV) are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and Wildeco is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.immunovia.com. About Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity. The inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis is what can damage other parts of the body as well. While new types of medications have improved treatment options dramatically, severe rheumatoid arthritis can still cause physical disabilities. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. It affects more than 1.3 million Americans. About 75% of rheumatoid arthritis patients are women. In fact, 1 – 3% of women may get rheumatoid arthritis in their lifetime. The disease most often begins between the ages of 30 and 50. However, rheumatoid arthritis can start at any age. About Sjögren’s Syndrome Sjögren's syndrome is a disorder of your immune system identified by its two most common symptoms — dry eyes and a dry mouth. Sjögren's syndrome often accompanies other immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In Sjögren's syndrome, the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth are usually affected first — resulting in decreased production of tears and saliva. Although you can develop Sjögren's syndrome at any age, most people are older than 40 at the time of diagnosis. The condition is much more common in women. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms. About Systemic Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of your blood vessels. It causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, including thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring. These changes restrict blood flow, resulting in organ and tissue damage. There are many types of vasculitis, and most of them are rare. Vasculitis might affect just one organ, such as your skin, or it may involve several. The condition can be short term (acute) or long lasting (chronic). Vasculitis can affect anyone, though some types are more common among certain groups. Depending on the type you have, you may improve without treatment. Or you will need medications to control the inflammation and prevent flare-ups. Vasculitis is also known as angiitis and arteritis. About AccuracyAccuracy is calculated based on sensitivity and specificity values generated by the classification model.  ###

Idogen participates in large Vinnova-initiative to make Sweden a leader in biological medicines

Vinnova’s investment is part of an eight-year research program for biological drugs totaling 320 million SEK and is part of the government’s strategic cooperation program in life science. The aim is for Sweden to be a leader in the field. ”Cell- and gene therapy is a future area that provides the opportunity to cure or treat patients who currently lack treatment options, but in the long term also for major public diseases. We have recently seen significant investments internationally in the area, and it is an extremely important signal that Vinnova is now contributing to making Sweden a leader in the field with such an extensive venture. The unique thing in our granted project is that we create a broad collaboration in which academia, healthcare and small as well as large pharmaceutical companies jointly establish an internationally recognized cell and gene therapy center.” Agneta Edberg commented, Chair of the board of Idogen and board member in the CAMP project. ”For Idogen, it is very pleasing and satisfying to be participating in the establishment of an internationally recognized center for cell- and gene therapy, together with large and small companies in the area, all Swedish universities and several healthcare providers. The collaboration is expected to contribute positively to the development of our tolerogenic vaccines, as it gives us easier and faster access to cell therapy expertise and becomes an important source of support for clinical development and production, logistics and commercialization”. CEO Lars Hedbys commented. CAMP ‒ Centre for Advanced Medical ProductsCAMP aims to establish itself as an internationally recognized center focusing on growth in industry and in SMEs, clinical practice, research and education, advanced production technology and a prominent innovation and business environment. In the longer term, the Center can help attract investment from the global life science industry, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical technology and service industries. About Vinnova Vinnova is Sweden’s Innovation Authority. Vinnova’s task is to promote sustainable growth in Sweden through funding of demand-driven research and development of efficient innovation systems. Vinnova is a state agency under the Ministry of Industry and National Contact Authority for the EU Research and Development Framework Program. Read the press release from Vinnova here (Swedish): Stor satsning på forskningscentrum ska göra Sverige ledande inom biologiska läkemedel   For additional information about Idogen, please contact: Lars Hedbys, CEO Tel: +46 (0)46-275 63 30 E-mail: lars.hedbys@idogen.com This is an English version of an original Swedish press release communicated by Idogen AB. In case of interpretation issues or possible differences between the different versions, the Swedish version shall apply. This constitutes information that Idogen AB is required to publish under the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the above contact person on the 21st of June 2017.

Swedish healthcare provider selects Sectra’s digital pathology solution for primary diagnostics

Digital management of pathology examinations enables fast image access and facilitates sharing with other physicians when required. By reviewing the images digitally, the county council’s pathologists also have access to digital measurement tools, which contribute to increased reading efficiency. “Digitizing our pathology department enables us to handle many of the efficiency and collaboration challenges that healthcare is facing. One example is increasing efficiency before and during multi-disciplinary team meetings. Sectra’s solution meets our high requirements in terms of both capacity and performance, as well as in system availability,” says Ingela Pirttilä, Department Manager for Pathology at Västernorrland County Council. The county council will use Sectra’s digital pathology solution for storing and reviewing its approximately 110,000 pathology images per year. Sectra digital pathologySectra’s digital pathology solution includes digital tools which enable the pathologists to make their diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case. The pathology solution is built on the same platform as Sectra’s solution for handling radiology images (Sectra PACS). This enables in-depth collaboration and easier sharing of medical images and patient information between radiologists and pathologists as well as with other medical disciplines involved in cancer care—so called integrated diagnostics. In addition, using a common platform leads to reduced maintenance and operating costs. Sectra offers a complete and vendor-neutral solution for primary diagnostics that includes storage solutions and an advanced review workstation. Read more about digital pathology and about Sectra’s existing customers 

Enterspace to open Sweden's largest VR centre in Stockholm

Enterspace promises high quality VR experiences and an inspiring meeting place for visitors to socialize before or after an experience - a place for those with curious minds to sample an entirely new form of entertainment, presented with VR technologies unavailable at home. Enterspace Stockholm will feature VR ‘pods’ where visitors move around freely inside. Within the ‘pods’, visitors wear lightweight, wireless backpacks which work with motion and tracking sensors for a truly unique, interactive group experience. The centre will also offer seated VR theatre experiences as a compliment to the ‘pods’. The recent acquisition of Enterspace by Starbreeze means that all experiences are being successively developed with, and featuring the use of, Starbreeze StarVR ® headsets. The development will continue throughout the Fall. "We offer the best VR technology available today - but technology is only our means. It's the experience that’s our focus. Every VR experience we create will make a lasting impression on the visitor - whether it's thought, a discovery or a feeling. We’re creating true experience centres" explains Staffan Klashed, CEO at Enterspace. The VR centre in Stockholm will open with Enterspace's debut experience Ringwalker ™, a futuristic space adventure where the visitors will be able to see and interact with others inside the pod and the virtual world. Enterspace develops its signature experiences in-house and will within a near future also be able to offer VR titles from its parent company Starbreeze. "We’ve always aimed to create a concept that doesn’t exclusively appeal to a specific age group or those who have an interest in technology. Our VR centres and experiences are for people of all ages with curious minds – whether they’re families or friends who want to try something new and have a drink or some food before or after the experience. Enterspace is a social experience, both in the virtual and the real world" says Staffan. 

TalkPool grows substantially and becomes profitable through the acquisition of LCC Pakistan

Press Release21 June 2017TalkPool almost doubles revenues through the acquisition of a leading telecom network services hub in the Middle EastToday,TalkPool AG ("TalkPool") announces the purchase of 100% of the shares in LCC Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd ("LCC PAK"). LCC PAK was founded in 2008 and has approximately 1,000 employees in Pakistan, which becomes TalkPool’s largest market.LCC PAK is performing similar kind of network services as TalkPool. LCC PAK has a history of stable financial performance, and has revenues of approximately EUR 10 million. TalkPool has good understanding of LCC PAK as its board member. Stan Schreuder worked for Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) during the period 2002 until 2015.LCC PAK has also developed an IoT-based solution for the management of telecom sites. LCC PAK’s site solution manages the power from different sources such as solar panels, batteries, utility and generators in an efficient manner. Furthermore, the solution handles site access and surveillance. TalkPool has experience from implementation of sustainable energy site solutions and of IoT-integration from several markets. The acquisition of LCC PAK creates an opportunity for TalkPool to offer price-efficient telecom site services with IoT-functionality.The acquisition fits well with TalkPool’s strategy to grow through acquisitions of profitable network services companies that are well positioned to distribute, integrate and support IoT-solutions. TalkPool has previously worked in many countries in the Middle East including Pakistan with good results, and this acquisition marks a return to this region.Stan Schreuder, who managed LCC in Europe and Middle East during several years, says that “the LCC hub in Pakistan is a very well-functioning unit in a fast-growing economy, with skilled staff, good client relations and strong finances with substantial assets, including Intellectual Property. I’m looking forward to work together with the team in Pakistan again”. Stan has also committed to participate in the financing of the acquisition.The transaction in detailThe transaction means that 100% of the shares in LCC PAK are being acquired for a total consideration of USD 5.2 million of which USD 4.0 million will be paid at closing. The remaining USD 1.2 million will be made in two instalments in 2018 and 2019 and will be financed through TalkPool’s future cash flow.The payment in connection with the closing will be financed through a rights issue amounting to 32.9 million SEK and a convertible loan amounting to 500,000 CHF. The rights issue is underwritten to 81 percent through subscription undertakings corresponding to SEK 17.8 million and guarantee agreements corresponding to SEK 9.0 million.LCC PAK will be consolidated into TalkPool’s financial reporting. Closing is expected to take place latest by 31st October, 2017 although we expect the closing to happen sooner. The closing is subject to regulatory approvals.AdvisorsG&W Fondkommission is financial advisors and Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB is legal counsel to TalkPool in connection with the acquisition. Alpen Capital (ME) Limited acted as financial advisors for LCC PAK. For additional information contact:Erik Strömstedt, CEO TalkPool, erik.stromstedt@talkpool.com, Tel: +41 81 250 2020  About TalkPool TalkPool AG is listed on NASDAQ First North. TalkPool builds, maintains and improves telecommunication networks globally. Through its cutting-edge technical expertise, long experience and agile business model, TalkPool offers global telecom vendors and operators high-quality services on short notice no matter the location. Moreover, TalkPool is one of few companies with actual solutions and contracts in place in the exciting IoT-market. Remium Nordic AB is TalkPool’s Certified Advisor.This information is inside information that TalkPool AG (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 09.00 CET on June 21, 2017.

HAVI and Scania help reduce CO2 emissions in McDonald’s Supply Chain

The aim is to significantly reduce diesel powered vehicles and shift approximately 70 percent of HAVI’s total truck fleet to alternative fuels, for example, gas and hybrid models, by 2021 within several European countries. The CO2 emissions in deliveries by HAVI to McDonald’s restaurants utilizing Scania’s next generation trucks and operating solutions will be continuously monitored in real time, bringing existing fleet connectivity to the next level. This significant transformation of the fleet is expected to lead to CO2 reductions ranging from 15 to 40 percent for every kilometre driven, depending on route, fuel and traffic conditions. “Innovation is absolutely critical to our sustainability journey and to use our scale for good. Our work with companies like HAVI and Scania takes a proactive approach to finding and implementing more sustainable supply chain solutions, and contributes to our global supply chain and sustainability strategy.” said Chris Yong, Global Logistics Director at McDonald’s. “Leaders in business have a responsibility to drive change. In this partnership we are setting a new standard for urban deliveries. We are not only discussing plans, but actually implementing measures here and now, to benefit the communities where we operate.” said Haluk Ilkdemirci, President, Logistics, HAVI. “Undeniably, we see demand for sustainable transport solutions growing. This is an example of the kind of smart partnerships through which we can be more innovative and together accelerate the shift towards a sustainable transport system. ” said Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO at Scania The gas- and hybrid trucks are designed to generate close to zero air pollution and significantly reduce carbon emissions in cities. The trucks are significantly quietier and along with the low-noise cooling equipment will help lower the impact of the deliveries made in city centres and elsewhere. Additionally, HAVI and Scania are developing a truck with special equipment to collect waste such as used cooking oil, plastic materials and cardboard from restaurants for recycling. This will help drive increased recycling while reducing the transport of normal waste collections, reducing unnecessary additional kilometres and therefore further reduce CO2 impact. Through this partnership HAVI and Scania are not only taking steps towards a sustainable future, but also taking action based on solutions and technologies that are available and ready to be implemented here and now for their customers, like McDonald’s. The collaboration will initially focus on Europe while similar approaches are also being explored for Asia. ---- About HAVIHAVI is a global, privately owned company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands. Offering services in supply chain management, packaging, logistics and recycling & waste, HAVI partners with companies to address challenges big and small across the supply chain, from commodity to customer. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries. HAVI’s supply chain services are complemented by the customer engagement services offered by our affiliated company The Marketing Store. For more information, please visit HAVI.com . About ScaniaScania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2016, we delivered 73,100 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 7,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 104 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 46,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit www.scania.com.  For further information, please contact: SCANIAKarin Hallstan, Public Relations Manager, email karin.hallstan@scania.com,phone +46 76 842 8104 HAVIGwendy Krijger, Vice President Communications, Logistics, email gwendy.krijger@havi.com, phone +971 56 745 8912

TalkPool carries out a new share issue with preferential rights and a directed convertible loan to finance the acquisition of LCC PAK

PRESS RELEASEJune 21, 2017TalkPool's board of directors has, subject to approval by the Annual General Meeting of 21 June 2017, resolved to issue a new share issue with preferential rights for existing shareholders ("Rights Issue") of approximately SEK 32.9 million before issue costs. The proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of LCC Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.TalkPool AG ("TalkPool") announced today (see press release announced at 08:30 CET) the acquisition of 100% of the shares in LLC Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd ("LCC PAK"). LCC PAK was founded 2008 in Pakistan and is owned by LCC Middle East FZ LLC. LCC PAK, like TalkPool, focuses on network service delivery. Through the acquisition, TalkPool becomes the leading provider of network services in Pakistan and gains a strong hub in the Middle East. LCC PAK has a long history of good stability and high profitability. The company clocked up revenues of approximately EUR 10 million in 2016 with approximately 1,000 employees.TalkPool has a good understanding of LCC PAK as Stan Schreuder, member of the TalkPool board of directors since 2016, worked for Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) in the period 2002 to 2015. In order to finance the acquisition, TalkPool's board of directors has decided to carry out a rights issue of approximately SEK 32.9 million, which is 81 percent guaranteed, and a directed issue of convertible debentures of approximately SEK 4.6 million. The rights issue in summary and preliminary timetable · Shareholders in TalkPool have the right to subscribe for one (1) new share for two (2) existing shares. · Each new share has the same rights as existing shares in the company. · The subscription price in the Rights Issue is SEK 22 per share. · Upon full subscription of the Rights Issue, TalkPool will provide approximately SEK 32.9 million before issue costs. · Reconciliation date for the right to participate in the Rights Issue is August 11, 2017. · Subscription period for the Rights Issue is August 14 - August 28, 2017. · The rights issue is guaranteed to 81 percent through subscriptions and guarantees. However, the Company has not requested or obtained bank or other collateral for these. · The Rights Issue requires the approval of an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Wednesday, 21 June 2017. The Rights Issue is also conditional upon the AGM decision to amend the Articles of Association in accordance with the board of director’s proposal. · Shareholders who do not want or cannot participate in the Rights Issue, may sell their subscription rights until August 24th. In the event that not all new shares are subscribed for with preferential rights, the board of directors shall decide, within the limits of the maximum amount of the issue, to distribute the shares that are not subscribed for with preferential rights. Preliminarytimetable Wednesday 21 Annual General Meeting June 2017 Wednesday 9 Estimated date for publication ofAugust 2017  prospectus Thursday, First day of trading of shares without rightAugust 10, to participate in the Rights Issue 2017 Friday, 11 Reconciliation date for subscription rightsAugust 2017  and right to participate in the Rights Issue Monday 14 Subscription period begins, trading ofAugust 2017  subscription rights begins Thursday, 24 Trading in subscription rights ends August 2017 Monday 28 The subscription period ends August 2017 Friday, Publication of Results of the Rights Issue September 1,2017  Conditions for the Rights IssueTalkPool's share capital amounts to 149 611.10 SFr before the Rights Issue, and the number of shares amount to 2,992,222. The nominal value of the shares is 0.05 Sfr. The new share issue refers to a maximum of 1,496,111 shares. In addition, the board of directors will have a so-called over-allotment option to issue additional 227,273 shares upon transfer of the Rights Issue, which may increase the issue amount by up to 5.0 MSEK.In total, TalkPool can thus issue up to 1,723,384 shares, given that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed and the over-allot option is fully utilized. This would mean that the share capital increase by 86,169.1864 Sfr to 235,780.2864 SFr and the total number of shares increased to 4,715,606.Two (2) existing shares in the Company entitle to one (1) new share. The subscription price per share is 22 kr.GuaranteesThe rights issue is guaranteed to 81 percent through subscription undertakings of approximately SEK 17.8 million and guarantees amounting to SEK 9.0 million. The guarantee fee is 10.0 percent of the guaranteed amount and thus amounts to SEK 0.9 million.The guarantee fee will be paid in cash. The company has not requested or obtained bank guarantees or other collateral for these. Further information regarding the parties that have entered into subscriptions and guarantee commitments will be found in the prospectus that is expected to be published on 9 August in accordance with the above preliminary timetable.Terms for the issue of convertible debenturesThe issue of convertible debentures amounts to SEK 4.6 m. The convertible debenture will have an annual interest rate of 6 percent and a redemption price of SEK 36. The maturity is three years. Redemption of shares will be possible for a certain period during the first two years of the maturity of the debt instrument.On the assumption of redemption, the number of shares will increase by 127,777, while the share capital will increase by SF 6,388.85.The issue of convertible debentures is subject to approval by the AGM, which will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The issue is conditional upon the AGM also making a decision to amend the Articles of Association in accordance with the Board's proposal.AGMThe board of director’s decision on the Rights Issue and related decisions are subject to approval by the Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Chur, Switzerland.At the Annual General Meeting, the board of director’s decision and proposal for a decision as set out below will be presented for approval.(I) a new issue of no more than 1,496,111 shares in respect of new shares with preferential rights for the shareholders;(Ii) a new issue of no more than 227,273 shares in respect of such an overdraft option;(Iii) new issue of convertible debentures corresponding to 127,777 shares upon redemption;(Iv) authorization to issue shares, convertible debentures and warrants with the purpose of preparing for any future acquisitions.AdvisorsG & W Fondkommission acts as financial advisor and Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB acts as legal adviser to TalkPool in connection with the Rights Issue and the issue of convertible debentures.Important informationThis press release does not contain and does not constitute an invitation or offer to acquire, sell, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities of TalkPool. Invitation to interested persons to subscribe for shares in TalkPool will only be through the prospectus that the Company intends to publish on TalkPool's website, after approval and registration by Finansinspektionen. The prospectus will include risk factors, financial information and information about the company's board of directors. This press release has not been approved by any regulatory authority and is not a prospectus. Investors should not subscribe or purchase securities referenced in this press release, except on the basis of the information that will be contained in the prospectus that will be published.Publication or distribution of this press release may in certain jurisdictions be subject to restrictions by law and persons in the jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed should inform and comply with such legal restrictions.This press release may not be published, published or distributed, either directly or indirectly, in or to the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa or any other country in which such action is wholly or partly subject to legal restrictions. The information in this press release may also not be forwarded, reproduced or displayed in a way that contravenes such restrictions. Failure to comply with this instruction may constitute a breach of the United States Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act") or applicable laws in other jurisdictions.Neither the subscription rights, the subscribed shares nor the new shares will be registered under the Securities Act or any provincial law in Canada and may not be transferred or offered for sale in the United States or Canada or to any resident there or on behalf of such person other than in such exceptional cases Which does not require registration under the Securities Act or any provincial law in Canada.About TalkPoolTalkPool AB is an associated company of TalkPool AG, listed on NASDAQ First North. TalkPool builds, maintains and improves telecommunication networks globally. Through its cutting-edge technical expertise, long experience and agile business model, TalkPool offers global telecom vendors and operators high-quality services on short notice no matter the location. Moreover, TalkPool is one of few companies with actual solutions and contracts in place in the exciting IoT-market. Remium Nordic AB is TalkPool’s Certified Advisor.This information is inside information that TalkPool AG (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, on June 21st, 2017 at 09.35 CET.

Technology award for wave piston design that lowers fuel consumption

Despite the fact that the internal combustion engine has been in existence for 140 years, during which time it has undergone continuous development, it still offers scope for improvement. Jan Eismark and his colleague Michael Balthasar came up with the new wave design, which has now been patented. However, cutting-edge technology was needed to prove that their initial ideas were correct and to determine the exact design of the piston crown. This entailed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and filming the combustion process inside the cylinder at high speed. In the case of a standard piston, the injector is located at the top of the cylinder and the fuel is sprayed toward the sides of the cylinder through a number of orifices in the injector. The combination of heat and pressure causes the fuel to ignite before it reaches the cylinder wall. The flame hits the wall of the combustion chamber at a speed of up to 50 meters per second, spreads along the piston bowl wall and then collides with adjacent flames at an angle of 180 degrees, while still traveling at a high speed. When the flames collide, they compete for the available oxygen. At the same time, the oxygen in the center of the combustion chamber is never fully used. “For this reason, we wanted to identify a method of leading the flames into the center of the combustion chamber to make better use of the oxygen there,” explains Jan Eismark. The result of their work was the inclusion of ridges or waves in the piston crown. The piston has six of these ridges and the injector, which is located in the center of the cylinder at the top of the piston, has six orifices to ensure the fuel is sprayed between the ridges that lead the flames into the center. It must be possible to manufacture any new design cost-effectively in order for it to be used in production vehicles. A large amount of work has gone into developing the piston manufacturing methods to achieve the right balance between the cost of the parts and the benefits for customers. This was followed by thousands of hours of testing to refine the design and verify the durability of the new concept. This innovative, intelligent solution is now in use in the latest engines from the Volvo Group and brings advantages for both customers and the environment. The more efficient combustion process it delivers has halved the quantity of soot particles emitted by the engine and has also reduced fuel consumption by an average of two percent. ”For heavy vehicles, diesel engine technology will be important for many more years to come,” says Lars Stenqvist, Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer. “I am proud of our engineers who have once again shown that innovative solutions can still make engines more efficient for the benefit of our customers and of society as a whole.”2017-06-21 Caption: The winners of the Volvo Technology Award 2017 are John Gibble, Frank Löfskog, Michael Balthasar, and Jan Eismark, all from Volvo Group Trucks Technology. Journalists who would like further information, please contact: Per-Martin Johansson, Volvo Group Communications +46 73 9025200 Link to images: http://images.volvogroup.com/latelogin.jspx?recordsWithCatalogName=ab+volvo:7997,ab+volvo:7267,ab+volvo:7269 Link to the video explaining the new wave design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-BiMzhQcsg For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit www.volvogroup.com/press. 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 www.volvogroup.com. 

InDex Pharmaceuticals enrolls first patient in the phase IIb study CONDUCT with cobitolimod

The CONDUCT study will include 215 patients with left-sided moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis at 90 sites in 12 countries. It is a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study for evaluating cobitolimod’s efficacy and safety in inducing clinical remission compared to placebo. The dose optimisation study investigates three different dose strengths of cobitolimod and two different dose frequencies. “This is an important milestone for InDex and represents another step towards our mission of providing more effective and safer drugs for this unmet medical need. SEK 250 million was raised in our IPO in October 2016, primarily to finance the CONDUCT study, and we are delivering according to plan”, said Peter Zerhouni, CEO of InDex Pharmaceuticals. “The goal of CONDUCT, while maintaining cobitolimod’s excellent safety profile, is to show a substantially higher efficacy than in previous studies, and also in comparison with what has been reported both for drugs on the market and other compounds in late stage clinical development for moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis”, he concluded. The study is conducted in collaboration with the leading global biopharmaceutical services company PAREXEL. Study drug for the complete study has been manufactured at APL in Sweden. The objective is to have top line results from the study in the fourth quarter of 2018. “It is highly satisfying that the study is now up and running. Despite modern treatment options, a significant percentage of patients with moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis do not respond to available medical therapies, or will eventually develop loss of response to treatments or suffer from severe side effects. I see a great need for new effective and safe therapeutic options for these patients”, said Professor Raja Atreya of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, who enrolled the first patient and is the principle investigator of the CONDUCT study. “With its novel and unique mechanism of action I believe that cobitolimod has great potential as a future alternative to the biological drugs used today. Cobitolimod has shown promising results in clinical studies to date. By optimising the dosing regimen in the CONDUCT study the therapeutic effect may be even higher”, he concluded. Professor Walter Reinisch at the Medical University of Vienna and Medical Advisor in the study added, “Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disabling disorder that has a very negative impact on a patient’s quality of life. Cobitolimod represents a novel and promising approach to targeted treatment of the colonic inflammation. Its local application is intended to result in low risk of systemic side-effects, but a quick onset of action, both highly valued benefits by patients”. For more information:Peter Zerhouni, CEOPhone: +46 8 508 847 35Mobile: +46 706 42 00 44E-mail: peter.zerhouni@indexpharma.com About the CONDUCT studyCONDUCT is a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study for evaluating cobitolimod’s efficacy and safety in inducing clinical remission compared to placebo. The study will include 215 patients with left-sided moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis, divided into four treatment arms receiving cobitolimod and one arm receiving placebo. Three different dose strengths of cobitolimod are being investigated: 30 mg, 125 mg and 250 mg given twice, at baseline and at week 3. Also, 125 mg given four times, at baseline and each week until week 3, is being investigated. In addition to cobitolimod or placebo, all patients will continue with their standard of care treatment. The primary endpoint of the study is induction of clinical remission at week 6 defined by modified Mayo sub scores, with a rectal bleeding score of 0, a stool frequency score of 0 or 1 and an endoscopy score of 0 or 1. The patients will be followed for a total of 10 weeks. The study is being conducted at approximately 90 sites in 12 different European countries: the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the Ukraine respectively. For more details on the study please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT03178669. About ulcerative colitisUlcerative colitis is a chronic disease caused by inflammation of the large intestine. The symptoms are characterised by blood- and mucus-mixed diarrhea, frequent stools, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss and anemia. Moreover, patients have a significantly elevated risk of developing colon cancer. Despite the currently available drugs, many patients with ulcerative colitis still suffer from severe symptoms. For those patients that do not respond to medical treatment, the last resort is to surgically remove the colon. Cobitolimod in briefCobitolimod is a new type of drug that can help patients with moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis back to a normal life. It is a so-called Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist, that can provide an anti‐inflammatory effect locally in the large intestine, which may induce mucosal healing and relief of the clinical symptoms in ulcerative colitis. Cobitolimod has achieved clinical proof-of-concept in moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis, with a very favourable safety profile. Data from four placebo-controlled clinical trials indicate that cobitolimod has statistically significant effects on those endpoints that are most relevant in this disease, both from a regulatory and clinical perspective. These endpoints include the key clinical symptoms such as blood in stool, number of stools, and mucosal healing, respectively. Cobitolimod is also known as Kappaproct® and DIMS0150. InDex Pharmaceuticals in briefInDex is a pharmaceutical development company focusing on immunological diseases where there is a high unmet medical need for new treatment options. The company’s foremost asset is the drug candidate cobitolimod, which is in late stage clinical development for the treatment of moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis - a debilitating, chronic inflammation of the large intestine. InDex has also developed a platform of patent protected discovery stage substances, so called DNA based ImmunoModulatory Sequences (DIMS), with the potential to be used in treatment of various immunological diseases. InDex is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The company’s shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Stockholm. Redeye AB is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.indexpharma.com  PublicationThis information is information that InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above at 14:00 CET on June 21, 2017.

Stora Enso: Announcement with a reference to Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act

Stora Enso Oyj received on 21 June 2017 a notification under the Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the holdings of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company in Stora Enso’s shares fell below the threshold of 5% on 20 June 2017.Total positions of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company according to the notification: +----------------+----------+------------------+-----+------------+| |% of |% of shares and |Total|Total number|| |shares and|voting rights |of |of shares || |voting |through financial |both |and voting || |rights |instruments (total|in % |rights of || |(total |of B)  |(A + |issuer || |of A)  | |B)  | |+----------------+----------+------------------+-----+------------+|Resulting |1.28% | | |788,619,987 ||situation on the|shares, | | |shares, ||date on |4.18% | | |237,717,686 ||which threshold |voting | | |voting ||was crossed or |rights | | |rights ||reached | | | | |+----------------+----------+------------------+-----+------------+|Position of |1.54% | | | ||previous |shares, | | | ||notification |5.01% | | | ||(if applicable) |voting | | | || |rights | | | |+----------------+----------+------------------+-----+------------+ Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:A: Shares and voting rights +------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+|Class/type |Number of shares |Number of shares |% of shares and |% of shares and||of shares  |and voting |and voting |voting rights  |voting rights  || |rights  |rights  | | |+------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+|ISIN code |Direct (SMA 9:5) |Indirect (SMA 9:6|Direct (SMA 9:5)|Indirect (SMA ||(if | |and 9:7) | |9:6 and 9:7) ||possible) | | | | |+------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+|FI0009005953|9,913,018 shares | |5.62% of shares | || |and voting rights| |and voting | || | | |rights | |+------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+|FI0009005961|140,874 shares, | |0.02% of shares | || |14,087 voting | |and voting | || |rights | |rights | |+------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+|SUBTOTAL A  |10,053,892 |1.28% of shares, || |shares, |4.18% of voting || |9,927,105 voting |rights || |rights | |+------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+ For further information, please contact:Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 763 8767 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). storaenso.com   STORA ENSO OYJ 

ExpreS2ion and NextGen enter a Joint Venture for accelerated development of new, improved vaccines and immune therapy

AdaptVac ApS The aim of the Joint Venture is to create a world class unit for the development of highly competitive vaccines and therapeutics for infectious diseases, cancer, and immunological disorders. The combination of ExpreS2ion’s technology and competences with NextGen’s unique expertise in the novel Virus Like Particle (VLP) technology will make it a strong and versatile player in the field of new vaccines and immune therapy. AdaptVac will operate as a separate business unit constructed as a 50:50% ownership with costs and profits divided equal following initial investments. The conditions are to be finalised over a following three months period and beside intangible assets in the agreement the Joint Venture is expected to require an investment from ExpreS2ion in the order of 4-6 million SEK over the next three years. The board of ExpreS2ion Biotech Holding AB is currently evaluating different financing solutions for ExpreS2ion’s investment. NextGen Vaccines Aps The company was recently founded by a group of inventors of the VLP technology originating from the Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP), a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet (DK). The founding scientists are internationally acknowledged in the scientific community and has a solid track record from research to clinical development in the field of malaria and other infectious diseases.  CEO Dr. Steen Klysner comments “It is a great pleasure to announce the initiation of the AdaptVac joint venture with the group of internationally renowned scientists in NextGen Vaccines. The combination of top academic and commercial competencies makes AdaptVac a strong platform for development of a competitive pipeline of high value products and with this Joint Venture we expect to create substantial value for the company and its shareholders” Certified Adviser Sedermera Fondkommission is appointed as Certified Adviser for ExpreS2ion.

Altor to acquire Nordic Trustee

Nordic Trustee has since it was founded in 1993 played an integral part in the development of the Norwegian and Nordic bond market, facilitating access to capital by providing increased ease and flexibility for issuers, as well as monitoring and securing bondholders’ rights. Today, the company has a diversified customer base comprising of more than 600 unique customers, with 2,300 running assignments in all major industries. Furthermore, the company sells subscriptions for bond statistics and pricing information through its proprietary platforms Stamdata and Nordic Bond Pricing*, in addition to ancillary services including work-fees related to bond restructurings, direct lending and loan administration. The company is headquartered in Oslo, with additional offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki. Nordic Trustee employs around 40 dedicated employees across all major functions including Norwegian corporate bonds, other Nordic corporate bonds, Stamdata and IT services. “I am very pleased with the new owner” says Ragnar Sjoner, CEO, Nordic Trustee. “It has been very important for us to find a stable, long-term owner who would continue to protect the company’s independence. Altor is a successful Private Equity owner who has a long-term investment horizon. They recognize and deeply value the independence and integrity of the company, and their experience in the financial services sector is of great value for our future. I truly believe this is a perfect fit.” “When leading shareholders asked the board to initiate a search for a new owner of Nordic Trustee earlier this year, we were very conscious of the critical role the company plays in the Nordic bond market. Securing the right ownership to further develop this role has been a key criterion in our work.” says Leif Ola Rød, Chairman of Nordic Trustee. “We are very impressed by what Nordic Trustee has achieved, namely developing an institution in the Norwegian bond market. The trustee function is a core pillar of the efficient and fast developing Norwegian bond market and Nordic Trustee has a strong foothold in the rest of the Nordic region as well” says Pål Stampe, Partner at Altor Equity Partners. “We look forward to working closely with Nordic Trustee’s management to continue the excellent work, and further strengthen Nordic Trustee’s role as an independent and long-term oriented bond trustee”. Altor, as new main owner, will take every necessary step to ensure that Nordic Trustee maintains its independent position, including preserving the incorporated practice of the company where the administration conducts ongoing proceedings for all trustee assignments without the company's Board being involved. It will also ensure that the Board has a balanced composition that enhances the company's independent position and role in the bond market. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory requirements and approvals. Completion is expected to take place in August.

SKF inaugurates large-size bearing test centre

Gothenburg, 21 June 2017: SKF has inaugurated its newly-built Sven Wingquist Test Center in Schweinfurt, Germany, an investment totalling EUR 40 million. The center is the first in the world that is able to test large-size bearings under actual operating conditions. This allows for a more efficient development process for customers, as well as improved bearing performance and increased service life. The Sven Wingquist Test Center has two testing rigs. One rig is designed for the testing of wind turbine main shaft arrangements. The second rig will be used for testing bearings used in other industrial sectors, including mining, construction, steel manufacturing and marine transport. Combined with SKF’s continued development of diagnostics, condition monitoring and simulation methods, these rigs will contribute to reduced testing and product development lead-times and provide deeper insights into bearing performance. Victoria Van Camp, CTO and President, Innovation and Business Development, says: “No other test center is capable of testing large-size bearings this accurately, under actual operating conditions, giving us and our customers a significant strategic advantage. The technologies being used here in the Sven Wingquist Test Center will help save our customers time and resources, whilst supporting their ambitions of increased reliability and service life.” The test centre has received funding from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety. Aktiebolaget SKF     (publ)

NGM stock exchange provides trading system to AktieTorget

“Our trading system has been exceptionally robust and reliable since launch. We have introduced innovative functions in the trading system which is now market practice. Some of the leading market makers in Europe have selected us and praised our trading system.  The fact that a market operator now selects our trading system is an additional sign that NGM delivers top quality services. Our offering to our members becomes even stronger, with approximately 200 listed companies and 12,000 other securities. It is with great pleasure and confidence that we now enter into this cooperation with AktieTorget”, says Tommy Fransson, deputy CEO of NGM. “The shift brings along several advantages for AktieTorget’s customers. The system will enable us to introduce changes in order to meet demand from the market. It will also become easier to enhance our offer to new and existing companies, in the long term for example by enabling trading in additional Nordic currencies. In addition, it will create a better platform for cooperation regarding MiFID II. Neither our investors, our listed companies, nor our partners will notice any changes when the shift takes place in November – that was important to us in our selection of trading system” says Peter Gönczi, CEO of AktieTorget. Members and integrators will be notified separately and information is also available at www.ngm.se/for-medlemmar/. CONTACT Tommy Fransson, deputy CEO+46 8 566 390 49 tommy.fransson@ngm.se

Altor to acquire Nordic Trustee

Nordic Trustee has since it was founded in 1993 played an integral part in the development of the Norwegian and Nordic bond market, facilitating access to capital by providing increased ease and flexibility for issuers, as well as monitoring and securing bondholders’ rights. Today, the company has a diversified customer base comprising of more than 600 unique customers, with 2,300 running assignments in all major industries. Furthermore, the company sells subscriptions for bond statistics and pricing information through its proprietary platforms Stamdata and Nordic Bond Pricing*, in addition to ancillary services including work-fees related to bond restructurings, direct lending and loan administration. The company is headquartered in Oslo, with additional offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki. Nordic Trustee employs around 40 dedicated employees across all major functions including Norwegian corporate bonds, other Nordic corporate bonds, Stamdata and IT services. “I am very pleased with the new owner” says Ragnar Sjoner, CEO, Nordic Trustee. “It has been very important for us to find a stable, long-term owner who would continue to protect the company’s independence. Altor is a successful Private Equity owner who has a long-term investment horizon. They recognize and deeply value the independence and integrity of the company, and their experience in the financial services sector is of great value for our future. I truly believe this is a perfect fit.” “When leading shareholders asked the board to initiate a search for a new owner of Nordic Trustee earlier this year, we were very conscious of the critical role the company plays in the Nordic bond market. Securing the right ownership to further develop this role has been a key criterion in our work.” says Leif Ola Rød, Chairman of Nordic Trustee. “We are very impressed by what Nordic Trustee has achieved, namely developing an institution in the Norwegian bond market. The trustee function is a core pillar of the efficient and fast developing Norwegian bond market and Nordic Trustee has a strong foothold in the rest of the Nordic region as well” says Pål Stampe, Partner at Altor Equity Partners. “We look forward to working closely with Nordic Trustee’s management to continue the excellent work, and further strengthen Nordic Trustee’s role as an independent and long-term oriented bond trustee”. Altor, as new main owner, will take every necessary step to ensure that Nordic Trustee maintains its independent position, including preserving the incorporated practice of the company where the administration conducts ongoing proceedings for all trustee assignments without the company's Board being involved. It will also ensure that the Board has a balanced composition that enhances the company's independent position and role in the bond market. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory requirements and approvals. Completion is expected to take place in August. For more information, please contact: Pål Stampe, Partner at Altor Equity Partners: +47 22 12 83 83 Tor Krusell, Head of Communications at Altor Equity Partners: +46 70 543 87 47 Leif Ola Rød, Chairman of Nordic Trustee: +47 901 04 305 About Nordic Trustee Holding ASANordic Trustee Holding ASA is the parent company in the Nordic Trustee group. The dominant company in the group is Nordic Trustee ASA, formerly Norsk Tillitsmann. The Nordic Trustee group is a leading Nordic provider of core bond trustee services, as well as ancillary information and administrative services, such as sale of bond data, bond pricing, direct lending and loan administration. The Company was established in 1993 and has offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki. Over the past two decades, the Company has played an integral part in the development of the Nordic bond market, facilitating access to capital by providing increased ease and flexibility for issuers, as well as monitoring and securing bondholders’ rights. About AltorSince inception, the family of Altor funds has raised some EUR 5.8 billion in total commitments. The funds have invested in excess of EUR 3.8 billion in more than 40 companies. The investments have primarily been made in medium-sized companies with the aim to create value through growth initiatives and operational improvements. Among current investments are Skandiabanken, Norsk Gjenvinning, Nova Austral, Constructor, Rossignol and Spectrum. For more information visit www.altor.com.

Invitation to Autoliv’s Q2 2017 Teleconference

The report will be available at www.autoliv.com under Quarterly Reports. In addition, a teleconference will take place the same day. Time:               14:00 -15:00 CEST (13:00 BST, 08:00 am EDT) Main Speaker:               Jan Carlson, Chairman, President & CEO Attend the Webcast:      Follow the link on our web Attend by phone:          To participate in the Q&A session, please dial in: National free phone - United Kingdom:               0800 279 5004   National free phone - United States of America:  1877 280 1254   National free phone - Sweden:                           0200 883 440                 International Call:                                   +44(0)20 3427 1900                                                Confirmation Code:                               3120943                                                    Audio replay:    An audio replay will be available on the web after the conference until July 27, 2017. Transcript:         Will be available on www.autoliv.com under the Investors section, Presentations & Transcripts. For additional information or details please see www.autoliv.com. Best regards, Anders Trapp V.P. Investor Relations  Phone: +46 (0)8 587 206 71

New MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 Study Publishes

OSLO, NORWAY and METUCHEN, NJ (June 22, 2017) – A new study1 of hemodialysis patients examined the risk factors and response to Vitamin K2 supplementation, and confirmed this population’s specific need to correct Vitamin K2 deficiency. The study published in BMC Nephrology, and the vitamin K2 used in the study was MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7 from NattoPharma. According to the researchers, the scientific data showed that the vitamin K2 intake in hemodialysis patients is estimated to be 40 percent lower than in the healthy individual group. It has been accepted by the European medical society that hemodialysis patients are vitamin K deficient, and they can benefit from vitamin K2 supplementation. However, this aspect had not yet been evaluated in Eastern Mediterranean populations. “NattoPharma was excited to participate in this clinical intervention trial,” says Hogne Vik, chief medical officer of NattoPharma. “We have long recognized the important implications correcting a vitamin K2 deficiency can have on human health, particularly in patient populations who suffer intense vascular calcification as a result of their condition. This study adds to the body of evidence confirming the cardiovascular support MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7 provides, and continues to solidify NattoPharma as the global leader in K2 research and development.” The study, based in Lebanon, assessed if there is a correlation between vitamin K status and vascular calcification score in hemodialysis patients, and if K2 supplementation would improve extra-hepatic vitamin K status in this Eastern Mediterranean populations. Fifty hemodialysis patients were enrolled in this clinical study, and received daily 360 μg of menaquinone-7 (MenaQ7®) for 4 weeks. Extrahepatic vitamin K status represented as the level of dpucMGP (dephosphorylated-uncarboxylated matrix Gla protein, or “inactive” MGP, a K-dependent protein) and vascular calcification scores (AC-24) were measured at the beginning and at the end of the vitamin K2 treatment. The main conclusion was that hemodialysis patients have profound vitamin K deficiency as assessed by high dp-ucMGP plasma levels. High dpucMGP level was significantly correlated with high aortic calcification scores and thus can be used as a non-invasive marker for vascular calcifications. According to the researchers, “The daily administration of 360 μg of vitamin K2 (MK-7) decreased dpucMGP by 86 percent after 4 weeks and it was well tolerated. Further studies should be conducted to assess the change in vascular calcifications after an extended duration of therapy.” Reference: Aoun M et al. High Dephosphorylated-Uncarboxylated MGP in Hemodialysis patients: risk factors and response to vitamin K2, a pre-post intervention clinical trial. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Jun 7;18(1):191. doi: 10.1186/s12882-017-0609-3. # # # About NattoPharma and MenaQ7® NattoPharma ASA, based in Norway, is the world’s leader in vitamin K2 research and development. NattoPharma is the exclusive international supplier of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, the best documented, vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7) with guaranteed actives and stability, clinical substantiation, and international patents granted and pending. The company has a multi-year research and development program to substantiate and discover the health benefits of vitamin K2 for applications in the marketplace for functional food and dietary supplements. With a global presence, the company established its North American subsidiary, NattoPharma USA, Inc., in Metuchen, NJ, and NattoPharma R&D Ltd. in Cyprus. For more information, visit www.nattopharma.com or www.menaq7.com. For more information, please contact: Kate Quackenbush, NattoPharma Director of Communications Phone: 609-643-0749 x 220 E-mail: kate.quackenbush@nattopharma.com

Ahlsell acquires Water & Sewage business with annual sales of SEK 320 million

ViaCon VA started its operations in 2004, and has through several acquisitions established a strong position in Sweden with several major customers in construction and infrastructure. The acquired business has 81 employees at 11 locations in Sweden. Ahlsell intends to continue the business under the ViaCon VA brand, while purchasing, logistics and administration will be gradually integrated after takeover. "The acquisition adds valuable expertise and strengthens our initiatives directed to attractive customer segments within construction and infrastructure. I find an attractive potential in the distribution agreement regarding their advanced geotechnical products, where Ahlsell can strengthen their current distribution capacity in a positive way", says Johan Nilsson, President and CEO of Ahlsell Group. "We are looking forward to the cooperation with Ahlsell and their contribution to our distribution network for geotechnical products where we continue to provide added value through our technical expertise”, says Morten Holum, CEO in Saferoad Group. The purchase price will be approximately SEK 90 million, depending on the final working capital adjustment at closing. The acquisition is expected to have a marginal positive impact on Ahlsell's earnings per share for 2017. The deal is subject to approval by the Swedish Competition Authority and closing is planned for September 2017. For further information, contact:Johan Nilsson, President and CEO, +46 8 685 70 00Anna Oxenstierna, Head of Investor relations, +46 708 15 84 85 This information is information that Ahlsell 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 08.00 CEST on 22 June, 2017.

Long-acting Buprenorphine Blocks Opioid Effects and Suppresses Withdrawal Symptoms in Adults with Opioid Use Disorder

Montreal, Canada, 22 June 2017 — Phase 2 clinical trial data demonstrate that long-acting buprenorphine (CAM2038), a novel subcutaneous buprenorphine depot formulation, produces an immediate and sustained blockade of opioid effects and suppression of withdrawal symptoms in adults with opioid use disorder. Data from the Opioid Challenge Study were presented today at the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), in Montreal, Canada and a manuscript, which is free to access for the next 7 days, was concurrently published in JAMA Psychiatry.   The Opioid Challenge Study was a multisite, double-blind, randomized, inpatient Phase 2 clinical trial involving 47 adults with moderate to severe opioid use disorder. A total of five 3-day test sessions evaluated the response to randomized intramuscular hydromorphone injections (0, 6, and 18mg). After the first 3-day session (i.e., qualification phase), participants were randomized to weekly CAM2038 at 24mg or 32mg, and the assigned CAM2038 dose was given twice, one week apart (Day 0 and 7). Four sets of hydromorphone challenge sessions were conducted after randomization (Days 1–3, 4–6, 8–10, and 11–13) to assess the blockade of subjective opioid effects, including drug liking and high, and suppression of withdrawal symptoms. “CAM2038 produced clinically relevant buprenorphine plasma levels, translating into rapid and sustained opioid blockade and withdrawal suppression, and was well tolerated both systemically and locally,” said Professor Sharon Walsh, Ph.D., Director, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky and investigator in the clinical trial. “As reported in JAMA Psychiatry, trial results suggest that CAM2038 formulations would be effective in reducing illicit opioid use and relapse, while eliminating the risk for misuse and diversion.” The study attained the primary endpoint for both arms of CAM2038 dosing levels by producing an immediate and sustained blockade of hydromorphone effects (liking maximum effect, 24mg, 0.813; p less than 0.001 and 32mg 0.753; p less than 0.001) and suppression of withdrawal (Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale, 24mg 0.617; p less than 0.001 and 32mg 0.751: p less than 0.001). CAM2038 produced a rapid rise of buprenorphine in plasma with maximum concentration around 24 hours, with an apparent half-life of 4 to 5 days, and approximately 50% accumulation of tough concentration from first to second dose. CAM2038 was safely tolerated, with adverse events consistent with other trial results. During the study, 38 participants (81%) experienced one of more adverse event, with the most common being constipation (19%), injection-site pain (11%), erythema (9%), headache (9%) and nausea (9%), although most were rated as mild in intensity.  One case of ventricular extrasystoles resulted in discontinuation and another patient exhibited abnormal liver function tests at discharge and was subsequently diagnosed as having hepatitis C; although neither was considered related to CAM2038. These clinical trial results, combined with pivotal Phase 3 results and a long-term safety study, further strengthen the clinical dossier which Camurus and Braeburn Pharmaceuticals are finalizing for regulatory approval in the U.S., Europe and other key markets. About CAM2038 ProductsCAM2038 are investigational weekly and monthly buprenorphine injection depots in late-stage clinical development for the treatment of opioid dependence, as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support. The products are designed for flexible and individualized treatment from initiation and early stabilization to longer-term maintenance therapy, providing sustained buprenorphine release and efficacy for 1-week and 1-month, respectively. Administration by healthcare professionals ensures delivery and medication adherence, while minimizing risks of diversion, misuse, and accidental exposure to children and teenagers. CAM2038 has been successfully evaluated in five Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials, as well as in pivotal Phase 3 efficacy and long-term safety studies. CAM2038 depots are presented ready for use in prefilled syringes for weekly or monthly administration by a healthcare professional as small dose volume (about 0.6 mL) subcutaneous injection though a thin, 23-gauge needle. CAM2038 is developed for room temperature storage, avoiding the need for cold chain distribution and refrigerator storage. No mixing steps or room temperature conditioning is required prior to administration. About Braeburn PharmaceuticalsBraeburn Pharmaceuticals, an Apple Tree Partners company, is a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company delivering individualized medicine in neuroscience. Long-acting therapeutic treatment options can be essential to improving patient outcomes and facilitating recovery in neurological and psychiatric disorders, which are often complicated by stigma and present significant public health challenges. Braeburn’s commercial product, Probuphine® (buprenorphine) implant was approved by the FDA in May 2016. Braeburn’s investigational product pipeline consists of long-acting implantable and injectable therapies for serious neurological and psychiatric disorders, including opioid addiction, pain, and schizophrenia. More information on Braeburn can be found at www.braeburnpharmaceuticals.com. About CamurusCamurus is committed to developing and commercializing innovative and long-acting medicines for the treatment of severe and chronic conditions, including opioid dependence, pain, cancer and endocrine disorders. New drug products are created based on our proprietary FluidCrystal® drug delivery technologies with the purpose of delivering improved quality of life, treatment outcomes and resource utilization. The company’s share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker CAMX. For more information, visit www.camurus.com.  Media contacts: For Camurus:Fredrik Tiberg, President & CEOTel: +46 46 286 46 92fredrik.tiberg@camurus.com Rein Piir, VP Investor RelationsTel: +46 70 853 72 92ir@camurus.com For Braeburn Pharmaceuticals: Sherry Feldberg, MSLGROUP BostonTel: +1 781 684 0770braeburnpharma@mslgroup.com The information was submitted for publication 08:00 CET on 22 June 2017.

Securitas is taking the security industry into the future

Security is changing and so is Securitas. Changing to better serve our customers and innovating to put technology to the best use possible. This also means opening up, putting our innovation on the outside instead of the inside, showcasing our ideas rather than hiding them away. This is why we created Securitas Future Lab, www.securitasfuturelab.com - a collection of the best thinking and new concepts from every corner of Securitas’ global organization. Some of these ideas and concepts already exist, while others are still in their infancy. We want to share our ideas with the world, with our customers, our partners and the industry at large, because we know that ideas always grow and improve when they are shared and discussed. We will regularly publish new ideas and stories on our Future Lab website, www.securitasfuturelab.com. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any news.    To start with, we have published stories about the security officer of tomorrow and how technology will positively affect the important work a security officer is doing. There are also stories about how drones can support the security services delivered to the customers. Securitas is also updating our brand concept and our visual design to a more modern, bold and vivid look. This will be realized and implemented in the organization worldwide during the coming months. This press release is also available at: www.securitas.com Information: Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Securitas AB, mobile +46 70 287 8662, or email gisela.lindstrand@securitas.com Securitas is a global knowledge leader in security. We base our protective services on customer-specific needs through different combinations of on-site, mobile and remote guarding, electronic security, fire and safety and corporate risk management. Everywhere from small stores to airports, our 335 000 employees are making a difference.

PARETO ADVISES HOIST GROUP ON THE SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF A SEK 500 MILLION SENIOR SECURED BOND

Pareto Securities AB has advised Hoist Group Holding Intressenter AB (publ)[1] .docx#_ftn1) (together with its subsidiaries, “Hoist Group”), EMEA’s leading technology partner to the hospitality industry, on placing a senior secured bond of SEK 500 million within a framework of SEK 1,000 million (the “Bonds”). The Bonds, maturing in June 2021, will bear a floating rate coupon of 3 month Stibor + 5.00 per cent, with interest paid quarterly in arrears. The proceeds from the transaction will be used to refinance existing bank debt and shareholder loans and to support the continued development of the business. The Bonds contain a portability feature to allow for a change of ownership without triggering a change of control event. The transaction was well received by the market, with participation primarily from Nordic institutional accounts coupled with additional demand from continental Europe. Altogether, more than 40 investors participated in the oversubscribed bond issue. Pareto Securities AB acted as Coordinator & Joint Bookrunner in connection with the bond issue. For more information please contact: Mats Carlsson, CEO, at +46 8 402 52 86 Markus Wirenhammar, Head of Debt Capital Markets, at +46 8 402 51 86 or mw@paretosec.com Hoist Group is the complete hospitality partner for hotels, healthcare institutions and public operations. With more than 20 years of proven hospitality experience, Hoist Group is the market leader in innovative High Speed Internet Access, Conference services, TV & Content solutions, PMS and back-office software as well as other guest-facing amenities. Many hotel chains, flagship independent hotels and public hospitals have entrusted their IT to Hoist Group. Based in Sweden, the company has offices in a total of 18 countries in the EMEA region.                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] .docx#_ftnref1) Pending change of name from Goldcup 13961 AB (publ).

Alfa Laval starts signing frame agreements for PureBallast

“We have for some time seen an increased activity and interest in our ballast treatment systems” says Peter Leifland, President of Alfa Laval’s Marine Division. “These two frame agreements confirm that the market has started to move and that ship-owners find Alfa Laval PureBallast a proven and attractive system”. Alfa Laval PureBallast, developed in co-operation with Wallenius Water, was the first chemical-free solution for ballast water treatment certified by IMO (the International Maritime Organization) and one of the first systems to receive the US Coast Guard type approval for usage in all water salinities, including fresh water. The Ballast Water Convention was ratified in September last year and it will enter into force September 8, 2017. From this date newly built vessels must have a ballast water treatment system installed, while existing vessels need to install a ballast water treatment system at the time of their next dry-dock. Ships normally dry dock every fifth year.   Did you know that... Alfa Laval expects that 20 000 ships will retrofit a ballast water treatment system between 2017 and 2025?  About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2016, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.6 billion (approx. 3.77 billion Euros). The company has about 17 000 employees. www.alfalaval.com  For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

Stora Enso’s SC paper machine (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden shut down

In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe. Co-determination negotiations with employees at the mill are still ongoing, but PM8 was permanently shut down yesterday. The number of people affected by the reorganization of the mill and shutdown will be determined during Q3 2017.PM8 had an annual capacity of 100 000 tonnes of super-calendered uncoated magazine paper (SC). The closure of PM8 at Kvarnsveden Mill will not impact Stora Enso’s SC paper offering. In Europe, Stora Enso continues to produce SC paper at Kvarnsveden Mill PM12 as well at Maxau Mill in Germany and Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. The group also serves its SC customers from Dawang Mill in China. Production at Kvarnsveden Mill will continue on two lines, PM10 for improved newsprint paper and PM12 for SC papers. Stora Enso will make every effort in co-operation with the local community to help the affected personnel find new employment opportunities, and mitigate the impact of the reorganisation and PM8 closure through individual solutions. All job openings in other Stora Enso units will be available to those affected.For further information, please contact:Ulrika Lilja, EVP, Communications, tel. +46 72 221 9228Liisa Nyyssönen, SVP Communications, Paper division, tel. +358 40 544 3491 Investor enquiries:Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 763 8767Stora 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). storaenso.com   STORA ENSO OYJ 

Nordic Nanovector ASA: Mandatory notification of trade - primary insider

On 22 June 2017, Luigi Costa, the CEO of Nordic Nanovector ASA, purchased 2,000 shares in the company at an average share price of NOK 85.97 per share. Following this transaction, Luigi Costa owns 81,115 shares in the Company and holds 1,338,106 options. This information is subject to duty of disclosure pursuant to Section 4-2 and Section 5-2 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. About Nordic NanovectorNordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers.Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugate (ARC) designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 20 billion by 2024.The Company aims to rapidly develop Betalutin®, alone and in combination with other therapies, for the treatment of major types of NHL, targeting first regulatory submission in relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma in 1H 2019. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets.The Company is also advancing a pipeline of ARCs and other immunotherapies for multiple cancer indications. Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com

PARETO ADVISES VOSTOK NEW VENTURES ON THE SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF A SEK 600 MILLION SENIOR UNSECURED BOND

Pareto Securities AB has advised Vostok New Ventures Ltd., an investment company focused on online marketplaces and businesses with strong network effects, on placing a senior unsecured bond in an amount of SEK 600 million within a framework of SEK 800 million (the “Bonds”). The Bonds, maturing in June 2020, will bear a fixed rate coupon of 5.50 per cent, with interest paid quarterly in arrears. The proceeds from the transaction will be used for general corporate purposes, including investments. The transaction was very well received by the market, with participation primarily from Norwegian and Swedish institutional accounts. Altogether, more than 60 investors participated in the oversubscribed issue, which was upsized by SEK 100 million in response to strong demand. Pareto Securities AB acted as Sole Bookrunner in connection with the bond issue. For more information please contact: Mats Carlsson, CEO, at +46 8 402 52 86 Markus Wirenhammar, Head of Debt Capital Markets, at +46 8 402 51 86 or mw@paretosec.com Vostok New Ventures Ltd, formerly Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd, is an investment company with the business concept of using experience, expertise and a widespread network to identify and invest in assets with considerable potential for value appreciation. The company has a special focus on online marketplaces and businesses with strong network effects. The Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs) of Vostok New Ventures are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap segment, with the ticker VNV SDB. For more information on Vostok New Ventures, visit www.vostoknewventures.com.