HERITAGE ROOFING REGISTER - A HELPING HAND FOR ARCHITECTS

A unique register of heritage roofing specialists is providing much needed help and assurance for architects and specifiers when working on heritage projects. The Register is the brainchild of the UK’s largest roofing trade association, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC). Designed to ensure that the roofs on some of the UK’s most precious buildings are restored to the highest standards possible, this register - entitled The National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register - provides an exclusive listing of only those roofing companies that have the vital skills and experience necessary for the repair and renovation of heritage projects. Ray Horwood CBE, Chief Executive of NFRC explains: “Successful cultural heritage preservation is not just dependent on the meticulous planning provided by architects, it relies very much on the involvement of specialist craftsmen who are qualified to work on heritage sites. When it comes to roofing, their knowledge and experience is invaluable. “From concept to completion, the importance of roofing design in heritage preservation can never be under-estimated. The Register is already proving popular with architects and specifiers alike, and it is widely being seen as a ‘guarantee of confidence’ in specialist roofing knowledge and expertise,” adds Ray. Comprising a total of 73 companies located throughout the UK, The National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register features roofing companies that fall into one of three categories. Firstly, there are Heritage Roofmasters who provide both technical design and quality workmanship and secondly, there are Heritage Craftroofers who assure quality workmanship at all times. Lastly, Heritage Craft Roof Operatives carry out the work as specified. The National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register is endorsed by English Heritage, Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments, the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland, Historic Scotland, The National Heritage Training Group and CITB. NFRC is also a board member and plays a leading role in the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) http://www.nhtg.org.uk/ -ENDS- For more information please visit www.nfrc.co.uk or contact 020 7638 7663. PHOTOCAPTION: Picture here, work to a B Listed Victorian property was undertaken by Bain and Irvine Limited, member of NFRC and the National Heritage Roofing Contractors Register. The East Lothian project has been shortlisted for the Heritage Roof category of the 2014 Roofing Awards. Dating back over 120 years, NFRC today actively ensures that all members offer high standards of workmanship and sound business practice through a strict code of practice and vetting procedure, including site inspections and adhering to the Government endorsed TrustMark standards. The Federation also offers training services, technical advice, and represents member interests to the wider construction industry and Government. For more information please visit www.nfrc.co.uk or contact 020 7638 7663. PRESS CONTACT: Julie A. Garrido Wentworth PR Tel: 0161 973 6763 Fax: 0161 969 6813 Email: julie@wentworthcomms.co.uk

New iOS App Brings Personal Touch To Digital Greetings

Digital greetings are made wonderfully personal with the launch of all new iOS app, The Greetings Studio 1.1 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greetings-studio-creative/id849559943?mt=8) this week. The unique app lets iPhone and iPad users shower their loved ones with heartfelt sentiments that make the expression of electronic emotions easier, faster and sweeter than ever before. The all-new 1.1 version builds on the immense popularity of its predecessor and features fixed backgrounds, improved aspect ratio, elimination of minor bugs and enhanced control for the re-sizing, rotation and movement of elements. The app offers a wide range of customisable extras including an extensive background library, vast sticker collection, multiple frame options and interchangeable fonts encompassing over 50 different styles. These added embellishments ensure messages can be conveyed exactly as the sender intends. The app is also great for those on a time budget, allowing users to choose from a great range of readymade greetings for all occasions. The iOS compatibility gives users the power and flexibility to send thoughtful messages from anywhere at any time. This makes it perfect for those random moments of overwhelming affection!  Araju Patel, The Greetings Studio creator says, “The greetings studio is a unique app to greet your special ones, wherever you are and whenever you want.” The app is incredibly versatile and allows greetings to be saved to the device camera role and redistributed via popular messaging platforms such as WhatsApp or Wechat. Greetings can also be mailed directly to Facebook private messaging accounts which is a fantastic option for social media lovers. For those who want to make their affections public, The Greetings Studio creations can also be posted straight to Facebook walls or Twitter feeds. To create a physical version of the greeting card the easy to use one click function allows creations to be distributed in print form. As well as helping express sentiments of love, sending greetings via The Greetings Studio is a paperless way to help to save trees and conserve the environment. The Greetings Studio iOS app is the ideal companion for anyone seeking a unique, meaningful and creative way to acknowledge birthdays, anniversaries, special events and everything in-between!  The Greetings Studio is available to purchase from the iTunes store for just $1.99. This makes it a fantastically affordable option for anyone who wants to let their loved ones know that they care. To find out more about The Greetings Studio or to purchase the iOS app, please visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greetings-studio-creative/id849559943?mt=8

Natural and Organic Awards 2014: Winners announced

The winners of the coveted Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced on Sunday 13 April in The Champagne Suite at Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show. Now in its 19th year, the annual awards brought together over 450 industry professionals to recognise and celebrate the standout brands and products of the year.  Hosted jointly by Natural Products magazine and the Soil Association, the 2014 Awards were presented by popular UK TV presenter Julia Bradbury; former host of the BBC's Countryfile programme. “It’s not just the wonderful products and the businesses behind them that we are recognising at this year’s Natural and Organic Awards.  It is also a celebration of the incredible passion that you all share for the natural and organic way of life and the values that you cherish.  It’s those values – healthy people and planet, respect and care for animals, and an ethical way of doing business that are at the heart of what you all do.  These are things that are close to my heart too,” said Bradbury in her opening speech. “What’s really encouraging is the growing number of younger people who are becoming natural and organic advocates.  It’s been called the ‘Generation Jamie’ effect – but let’s not forget the huge effort each and every one of you make in your businesses every day,” she said. The 2014 Natural & Organic Awards attracted a wealth of high calibre entrants from all across the UK, whilst this year’s New Product Showcase awards, which were voted for by visitors to the show on Sunday 13 April, saw a record 320 entries (up 8% from last year). “The Natural and Organic Awards grow in stature each year and the exceptional standard of entries for 2014 illustrates why they have become a real benchmark for excellence in the natural and organic community – and beyond,” said Jim Manson, editor of Natural Products. Speaking about the awards, Rob Sexton, CEO, Soil Association Certification, said:  “Our recent 2014 Organic Market Report showed growth in the organic market for the first time since 2009 so it’s an exciting time for organic.  These awards highlight just some of the fantastic organic products available and the innovation taking place.  Congratulations to all involved!” The shortlisted nominees and winners of The Natural and Organic Awards 2014 are as follows: BEST NEW FOOD PRODUCT: Winner: Pulsin’ Ltd, Vanilla Choc Chip Protein BarFinalist: Sukrin Ltd, Sukrin Free From Bread MixFinalist:  Cofresh Snack Foods, Eat Real Quinoa ChipsFinalist: Okobay Ventures, Pineapple & Coconut Water Ice BEST NEW SPECIAL DIET PRODUCT: Winner: Marigold Health Foods, CoYo Coconut Yoghurt VanillaFinalist: Marigold Health Foods, CoYo Coconut Yoghurt Morello CherryFinalist: Rebel Kitchen, Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk “We are thrilled to have won the award, it has been a very busy year so far and winning awards like this makes all the hard work worthwhile,” said Bethany Eaton, founder of CoYo. BEST NEW DRINK PRODUCT: Winner: Unione Trading UK Ltd, Oi OchaFinalist: Flora Tea Company UK Ltd, Flora Tea – Tea TubeFinalist: Rebel Kitchen, Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk BEST NEW NATURAL LIVING & HOME PRODUCT: Winner: Kingfisher Natural Toothpaste, Children’s Strawberry ToothpasteFinalist: My Living Water UK Ltd, Libby Chan Probiotic CleanerFinalist: Savvy Green LLC, Savvy Green Laundry Detergent "We were really very happy to receive the Best Natural Living & Home Award as we have put so much care, attention and hard work into getting our new toothpaste ready for the market.  The fact that the award is based on the votes of the retailers and wholesalers at Natural & Organic Products Europe is especially encouraging, as these are the very people that we are hoping to impress.  And I got to kiss Julia Bradbury,” said Richard Austin, founder and principal of Kingfisher. BEST NEW HEALTH & NUTRITION PRODUCT: Winner: Natures Aid, Red Yeast Rice 600mgFinalist: G&G Vitamin Centre, Organic Essential FoodFinalist: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Vitalise BEST NEW NATURAL BEAUTY & SPA PRODUCT: Winner: Neocell Corporation, Neocell Keratin Hair VolumizerFinalist: Natural Trade Ltd, Simply Bee Propolis SerumFinalist: Pravera Ltd, Benecos Natural Nail Polish Remover BEST NEW PACKAGING DESIGN Winner: Organic Seed & Bean Company Ltd, Organic Chocolate RangeFinalist: George Luther, Poe Tree Organic Olive OilFinalist: Savvy Green, Savvy Green Laundry DetergentFinalist: Viridian Nutrition, Nutritional Oils RangeFinalist: Easy Bean, Easy Bean Chickpea Crisp Bread “What a lovely accolade – really nice to be appreciated having spent a year developing the marketing and designs,” said Steve Rudkin, founder of Organic Seed & Bean Company. NATURAL PRODUCTS SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR Winner: Leon Waters, Territory Manager from Viridian Nutrition BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER Winner: Toucan Wholefoods, MineheadFinalist: Mulberry Bush Wholefoods, WalesFinalist: Food For All, London BEST NEW ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCT: Winner: Pulsin’ Ltd, beond Raw Organic Blueberry BarFinalist: Lovechock, Lovechock Cherry/ChiliFinalist: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Serene Jasmine Green “Ben, Simon and I are extremely happy and honoured to have won two awards this year.  Organic farming is a real passion of ours, which is why we're humbled by winning best organic food product too.  It still feels like a dream ‘doing the double’ but our sincere thanks goes to the natural products retailers who voted for our products!” says Nick Bildner, co-founder of Pulsin’ Ltd, which also won the Best New Food Product Award for its Pulsin’ Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Bar. BEST NEW ORGANIC PRODUCT: Winner: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Active OilFinalist: Carun UK Ltd, All Purpose Hemp OintmentFinalist: Bodywise UK Ltd, Organic Make-up Remover Wipes “Over the last two years Pukka has been active researching the latest in the art of herbal science and blending.  This culminated in the release of the Pukka Organic Wellbeing range at Natural & Organic Products Europe.  We are very flattered show attendees voted for one of these as a winner.  A big thanks to everyone that voted,” says Tim Westwell, co-founder of Pukka Herbs. SOIL ASSOCIATION ORGANIC INNOVATION AWARD (new for 2014): Winner: Halkær Ådal (hell-care-o-dell) Eco, Organic Food from River ValleyFinalist: Bio-tiful Dairy, Organic Cultured Milk DrinksFinalist: iQ Chocolate, Organic Superfood Chocolate NATURAL PRODUCTS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Winner: Graham Keen, Executive Director of the Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) “Aside from my time living and working in the USA, I have spent all of my career in this industry, and have loved my time working closely with such creative, compassionate, caring and entrepreneurial people.  Anyone who knows me knows that I have a passion for working to protect and promote the interests of the HFMA’s member companies and everyone in the industry, so I take great pleasure and pride in receiving this prestigious award,” said Graham Keen. Natural & Organic Products Europe, launched in 1997, is the UK's biggest trade show for the natural products, health food and organic sectors.  Its 2014 edition, which closed yesterday, has been hailed as its most successful show ever.  Total attendance figures are due to be released by the organiser Diversified Communications UK later this week. The next edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe will take place on 19-20 April 2015 at the new venue of ExCeL London.  For more information, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk. ###

More Cadmium in the Kidneys But Lower Risk of Harm

High resolution photo for downloading below, free of use. Previous studies have concluded that even low levels of cadmium in the urine may be harmful in people who have not been exposed to the heavy metal through their occupation. Scientists from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg have now shown that disturbances in kidney function in this group are probably the result of natural variations, rather than a toxic effect. The result, which is presented in Magnus Åkerström’s doctoral thesis, means that the risk of cadmium causing kidney damage has been overestimated for a large part of the population, and that research now should reconsider when it comes to investigating the effects of cadmium. “Most people in Sweden have only a moderate exposure to cadmium. Our research has shown that the risk for kidney damage caused by cadmium is lower in this group than previously believed. As a consequence of this, research should focus more on how cadmium affects the skeleton, and how the heavy metal is effecting osteoporosis, fractures and possible also atherosclerosis,” says Magnus Åkerström, research student at the Sahlgrenska Academy. “When cadmium levels are low, it’s necessary to take natural variation in urine production into consideration in order to be able to reach any conclusions from a urine sample.” Åkerström’s results also show that groups with a moderate exposure to cadmium have a higher level of the metal in the kidneys than previously thought. It has been possible to show this by measuring for the first time in the world cadmium levels in the kidneys of healthy people. Magnus Åkerström also presents new calculations that show that the half-time of cadmium in the kidneys is around 30 years, which is longer than previously believed. The thesis Biomonitoring of cadmium – relationship between cadmium in kidney, blood and urine, interpretation of urinary cadmium, and implications for study design will be defended at a disputation on 25 April. Link to thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/34823 FACTS ABOUT CADMIUMCadmium is released to the environment mainly from industry, from its use in artificial fertilizers, and from the sludge produced during sewage treatment. Crops absorb cadmium from the soil and the metal then ends up in the human body via our food. Rice, root vegetables and tobacco are examples of crops that contain more cadmium than other crops. Contact:Magnus Åkerström, researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of GothenburgTel: +46 31 786 2843magnus.akerstrom@amm.gu.se Principal supervisor: Professor Gerd Sällsten, +46 31 786 2897, gerd.sallsten@amm.gu.se

New Research Report: How Coaching is Being Managed and Tracked

Hundreds of thousands of pounds are being spent on executive coaching in this country, yet fewer than one in seven organisations (15.3%) has calculated their return on coaching investment. So says this new report, which investigates the way coaching is being managed and tracked in the UK.  It is based on interviews with HR, OD and L&D Directors and Managers in 69 large organisations collectively employing approximately 688,000 people. Organisational talent development consultancy, The Learning Curve (TLC) Ltd (http://www.thelearningcurve.co.uk/), commissioned the research from Helen Lewis of Adsum. The research challenges how effectively coaching is being managed in our larger organisations, especially in those public sector organisations where managers need to better account for tax-payers’ money. Whilst a handful of organisations are very satisfied with how coaching is managed in their organisation, the vast majority feel there’s room for improvement.  Colin Newbold, founder and CEO of TLC said “We understand how powerful getting the right kind of coaching can be, but until now results are empirical or anecdotal at best.  CLOs need to apply a more rigorous approach to evaluation if they are to continue to secure coaching budgets.” By its very nature coaching is resource intensive, yet the fact that many organisations do not have an accurate picture of coaching in their organisation is concerning. Although not an easy task, it is possible to evaluate the impact of coaching and, in turn, calculate the ROI. The research offers suggestions for how to do this.  Mr Newbold added “Our new brand www.roi.eu.com offers a guarantee on all of our leadership development and coaching work, following the application of a robust measurement process.” The need for all areas of organisations, including HR and L&D, to demonstrate the value that coaching adds to the organisation has never been greater yet worryingly so few have calculated their return on coaching investment. It is vital for any organisation committing significant resources to coaching to measure the value – especially those in the public sector. You can read the conclusions and recommendations for how to manage and track coaching more effectively by downloading a free copy of the paper from the website: http://www.tlcglobal.co/whitepapers

Tire modelling guru Professor Pacejka pays a visit to Cruden

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Renowned vehicle system and tyre dynamics expert, Professor Hans Bastiann Pacejka (80), paid a special visit to Cruden in April. The Professor emeritus at Delft University of Technology in Delft (Netherlands) drove a few laps of the Zandvoort circuit in a GT3 Porsche model developed by Cruden, on one of the company’s 6-DOF Hexatech motion simulators. Despite being the name behind the ‘magic formula’ which defines the tire models relied upon by vehicle dynamics and simulation engineers globally for the past 20 years, Professor Pacejka has rarely driven vehicle simulators. He was tempted to try out the Cruden simulator at the invitation of two of his former students, Cruden’s CEO Maarten van Donselaar and senior modeling and simulation engineer, Edwin de Vries. De Vries was assistant professor to Professor Pacejka between 1994 and 1998 where the two co-developed the Delft motorcycle tire model. He commented, “In the simulation world, this is the equivalent of a visit from royalty. We think the delight was two-way as Professor Pacejka was very happy to see his work still alive and kicking and being used for the benefit of motorsport and automotive customers all over the world. He particularly liked our so-called ‘Pacejka-player’ that we use to visualize the effect of parameter changes on tire force response, as part of our Racer Pro simulator software. He definitely wanted to have this software.”  Pacejka tire models are widely used in professional vehicle dynamics simulations, and racing car games, as they are accurate and easy to program. They pose a very limited demand on computational power so that vehicle model driving runs easily in real-time. ## About Cruden Cruden is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional, interactive, motion-based racing simulators. The company develops the most high tech, realistic and accurate professional equipment for the top levels of international motorsport, including Formula 1, as well as vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. The same package is then made available to the global attractions market and to private individuals to create a motorsport experience which simply does not compare with ‘games’ machines on the market. Cruden’s heritage is in the development of professional simulators for the aerospace, marine and automotive industries. Originating from Fokker Aircraft Company, the company was FCS Racing Simulation before becoming Cruden in 2006. www.cruden.com Press Enquiries Claire Dumbreck, Unit 4, Manor Farm Offices, Northend Road, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, UK, CV47 2YY. +44 (0)1295 770602 / +44 (0) 7768 773857 c.dumbreck@cruden.com (c.dumbreck@cruden.com)

GOLDHOFER BRINGING LATEST AXLE TECHNOLOGY TO THE UK

An innovative development in axle design, which will optimise vehicle handling and manoeuvrability, will be on display in the UK in April and May, as specialist heavy haulage trailer manufacturer Goldhofer takes its new MPA Troika axle on tour. Thanks to a suspension stroke of 315mm, plus an individual choice of ride height and a steering angle up to 60o the new axle is transforming traditional trailer technology, ensuring easier driving and increased flexibility. The axle comprises just one wheel carrier, one strut and one suspension arm. The stripped-back design creates outstanding durability and low kerb weights, as well as easy maintenance, whilst the independent response of the axles allows the trailer to handle uneven surfaces with ease. The MPA Troika axle has been fitted to the company’s STZ-MPA low-loader, which due to the new axle is Goldhofer’s most agile trailer yet. The low-loader is on show in conjunction with the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3 axle tractor unit. Ivan Collins, Sales Director of Andover Trailers, Goldhofer’s sole distributor in the UK and Ireland, says: “This latest innovation is a really exciting development and we are delighted to be able to offer Andover Trailers’ customers the new technology through our partnership with Goldhofer. “The roadshows give us the opportunity to demonstrate to customers how the technology works first-hand and answer any questions they may have on the new product. We’re looking forward to seeing what the UK’s response is to this fantastic innovation.” Goldhofer’s European Sales Manager, Renato Ramella, adds: “The MPA roadshow is a real highlight for us and Andover as our UK importer. We are convinced our ground breaking MPA axle technology will be met with keen interest in the UK.” Alongside the UK roadshows which are being organised by Goldhofer in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz, the STZ-MPA semi-trailer fitted with the new axle will be on display at ScotPlant, Edinburgh (April 25-26), CV Show, Birmingham (April 29-May 1), Truckfest, Peterborough (May 4-5) and Vertikal Days, Haydock Park, (May 14-15). ends For information on the heavy haulage and specialist transport solutions provided by Andover Trailers, contact Ivan Collins at Andover Trailers Ltd, Unit 75, Columbus Way, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NP. Tel: 01264 358 944 or e-mail: sales@andovertrailers.co.uk   Website: www.andovertrailers.co.uk Note to editor: For further press information please contact Faye McBride or James Keeler on 020 8647 4467. AT/365/14

Solent Shark bears baton for Commonwealth Games 2014

Richard is the captain and founding member of Team Solent Sharks, the only Wheelchair Rugby club in the South East, outside of London. Launched at Southampton Solent University 18 months ago, the club now boasts two teams, 22 members and trains at St Mary’s Leisure Centre. Richard is one of six local sports men and women selected in recognition of their contribution to sport and the local community. They will carry the baton to a variety locations and events around the city as part of the countdown to Glasgow 2014. Richard Cartwright says, “I am honoured to be nominated as Baton Bearer. Sport has always been an integral part of my life. When I first played Wheelchair Rugby in hospital, I forgot about being in a wheelchair, it was transformative. “When I carry the baton I will be representing everyone involved at the wheelchair rugby club who make it possible; the players, volunteers, university staff and students.” Team Solent Sharks are currently gearing up for this year’s Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby National Championships in May 2014. For more information on getting involved with the club, visit www.solentsharks.org.uk The XX Commonwealth Games takes place in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August. Commonwealth Games England is sending a 400-strong team to compete across the 17 sports. The Queen’s Baton Relay in England is supported with National Lottery funding from Sport England. Richard first tried Wheelchair Rugby in 2007 whilst an in-patient at Salisbury District Hospital.  He trains three times a week with Team Solent Sharks, attracting a wide range of disabled athletes, genders and ages. If you are interested in speaking to Richard further, please contact the University press office.

BUBBA WATSON WINS THE MASTERS AT AUGUSTA FOR THE SECOND TIME IN HIS CAREER

Past Masters Champion and Richard Mille team member, Bubba Watson, dazzled the crowd at this year’s Masters Tournament as he fought to stay atop the leaderboard through the weekend, winning out in the end to claim yet another green jacket. Bubba finished the first round just one stroke shy of the lead, behind Bill Haas (68). In the second round, he followed up with an impressive 5 birdies in a row on holes 12 through 16, carding a 68 (-4) and boosting him to the number 1 spot going into the weekend. Bubba shot a 74 (+2) on Saturday, finishing the third round in a tie for first with the young American Jordan Spieth, a Masters rookie. The battle unfolded on Sunday 13th as both competitors volleyed for the lead on the front nine, but Bubba managed to pull into the lead on the back nine, maintaining the No. 1 spot all the way through his final putt on the 18th hole confirming his second Masters victory in three years. Bubba’s unique style of golf proved to dominate the demanding course of Augusta, shown by his impressive score card in all 4 rounds. His powerful drives and creative shots were cause for much debate throughout the week. Most notably, his extraordinary drive on the 13th hole… 360 yards into the fairway, followed by a sandwedge shot to the green and a two-putt for birdie on one of the hardest par 5’s on the course. Again on 15, jaws dropped when he opted to fly his ball over the green – a risky move with a 3 stroke lead, but one that Bubba executed perfectly – then hitting a chip shot to the green and three putt to finish with a par. Richard Mille is proud to celebrate the victory of Bubba Watson, who entered the RM family in 2010. A collaboration, which has inspired a collection of calibers dedicated to golf: the RM 038 Tourbillon ‘Bubba Watson,’ the caliber RM 055, and more recently, the Tourbillon RM 38-01. The evolution of the golf watch has now inherited the introduction of a G sensor to evaluate the swings’ power. With this fantastic victory, Bubba Watson climbs to second place on the FedEx Cup Rankings and now sits at No. 4 on the official world golf rankings. For further information please contact: Beatrice Giusti Communications DirectorRichard Mille Europe, Middle East & Africa Ltd.Mobile 44 (0) 7747 640013Email beatrice.giusti@richardmille-emea.comwww.richardmille.com --- Version Francaise BUBBA WATSON REMPORTE LE MASTERS D’AUGUSTA POUR LA SECONDE FOIS DE SA CARRIERE Dimanche 13 avril 2014, 13 joueurs dont Bubba Watson se sont affrontés pour revêtir la fameuse green jacket du Masters d’Augusta 2014. Seulement cinq coups les séparaient pour cette finale. À l’issue de la première journée, Bubba termina deuxième à un point seulement derrière Bill Haas (68). Vainqueur en 2012 du Masters, Bubba a rapidement su reprendre sa place de leader au deuxième tour en rendant une carte de 68 (-4) grâce notamment aux 5 birdies alignés des trous 12 à 16. Il remit à la fin du troisième jour de compétition une carte de 74 (+2) partageant sa place de leader avec le jeune Américain Jordan Spieth. C’est véritablement ce dimanche 13 avril que Bubba a réussi à faire la différence sur les neuf premiers trous avec 4 birdies avant de s’adjuger la victoire au 18e trou. Ses deux poursuivants finissent ex-aequo avec 283 points. Son style de jeu atypique soutenu par sa remarquable capacité de résistance à la pression lui ont permis de dominer sans conteste l’exigeant parcours d’Augusta durant les 4 jours de compétition. Avec un total de 280 points – 8 coups sous le par à l’issue des quatre journées – et une moyenne de 21 % de birdies, le golfeur floridien remporte pour la deuxième fois en trois ans ce tournoi, l’un des plus selects au monde opposant près de 100 joueurs triés sur le volet. Sa puissance de frappe et sa créativité n’auront cessé toute la semaine d’alimenter les commentaires. Le gaucher Américain termine en tête du classement de la longueur au drive avec une moyenne de 279 m. Bubba a exprimé tout son talent en réalisant l’un des plus beaux drives de l’histoire du Masters au trou n° 13. Certes le dog-leg s’adapte parfaitement à son fade, haut et puissant, mais quel coup extraordinaire à ce moment clé de l’Amen Corner, comme l’a fait remarquer Jordan Spieth lui-même. Cette victoire confirme que le succès au Masters 2012 n’était déjà pas un « coup du hasard ». Richard Mille se réjouit d’autant plus de la victoire de Bubba Watson, entré dans la famille RM en 2010, que cette collaboration a donné naissance à une collection de calibres pensés pour le golf : le tourbillonRM 038 Bubba Watson, le calibre RM 055 et plus récemment le tourbillon RM 38-01. Cette ultime évolution de la montre golf a bénéficié de l’introduction d’un capteur de G pour évaluer la puissance des swings.Avec cette belle victoire, Bubba Watson remonte à la deuxième place au classement FedEx et accède désormais au 4e rang mondial.

Quantic Dream doubles its investment in Vicon to deliver ‘outstanding’ performance capture

OXFORD, UK 17 April 2014 – Vicon (http://www.vicon.com/), the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream (http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/newbay/nabshow2014_daily2/#/34), the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 (http://www.vicon.com/System/TSeries) cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, Beyond: Two Souls (http://www.vicon.com/Press/Details/21) and Heavy Rain, the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before. The upgrade more than doubles the available FPC volume, increasing the space from 3x4x3m, to 6l x 4w x 3h. Guillaume de Fondaumière, co-CEO at Quantic Dream said: “For any project, we usually require a mix of body mocap and full performance capture. Previously, this would mean having to create a new wall of trussing to mount the cameras into a smaller volume and re-configuring the system. This could take anywhere up to five days every time we needed to switch between the two set-ups. Our new system enables us to keep all the cameras on the same rig, meaning we can quickly and easily switch between body and full performance capture saving days of production time.” The newly equipped studio is now capable of both full performance capture for at least eight people and body capture at any time, providing Quantic Dream with a flexible and cost-effective solution. Vicon’s extensive pre-consultation work at the site ensured that the new studio fulfilled all of the requirements laid out by Quantic Dream in maximising the full potential of the space and providing industry proven, production ready data through the integration of Vicon’s data processing and capture tool, Blade 2. Fondaumière continues: “The challenge for us was guaranteeing a quality full performance capture rig for our studio space. The Vicon team used their knowledge and expertise to design the studio and delivered over and above what we expected to achieve with fewer cameras than we thought possible. We are truly amazed at the results.”   Imogen Moorhouse, CEO at Vicon commented: “Quantic Dream are a longstanding and innovative customer; so it was exciting to be challenged by them to deliver increased efficiency.  We’re delighted to have provided them with a studio that fits all requested purposes and exceeded their expectations. Quantic Dream’s further investment in the T160, in combination with Blade 2, is testament to the camera’s data quality and power and the software’s reliability and production ready toolset.” Technical breakdown: New system Camera count: 76 T160s New body capture volume:  11m x 6m x 3m New Performance capture volume:  6m x 4m x 3m Talent count for PC stage: at least eight actors Previous system Camera count: 64 – 36 T160s and 28 MX40s Previous body capture volume: 11m x 6m x 3m Previous performance capture volume: 3m x 4m x 3m Talent count for PC stage: four actors 

New training facility for Wildcat helicopter pilots at RNAS Yeovilton

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has signed a new contract with Carillion to build a new training facility for helicopter pilots based at Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton. RNAS Yeovilton is soon to be home to the Army and Royal Navy’s new Wildcat helicopters and regiments moving to Wiltshire from Yorkshire andGutersloh,Germany. New training and office facilities will ensure that servicemen and women at the air base are able to train for deployment using both the existing fleet of Lynx helicopters and the Wildcats. DIO and Carillion are due to start works this month with the demolition of the existing building. The project will be completed in March 2015 when the new helicopters are due to arrive. DIO Team Leader, Steve Jeffries said: “DIO’s priority is to support our Armed Forces by providing the facilities they need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Acquisition of the new Wildcat helicopters means that the Yeovilton base will become the Army and Royal Navy’s centre for both front-line squadrons and training units, including the Commando Helicopter Force.” Commanding Officer, Commodore Jock Alexander at RNAS Yeovilton added: “It is great news that DIO is providing these much-needed new facilities. We look forward to working with the construction team to enhance our capabilities and ensure the Wildcat Force is ready when called upon.” RNAS Yeovilton’s new facilities are part of a wider DIO project called WINFRA, which is preparing the base to be fully operational to receive the Wildcat helicopters. Ends

Government Panel Discussion on Data Management Best Practices Announced for  The 2014 Informatica Government Summit on April 24 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2014  – Government Executive Media Group, the government and defense division of Atlantic Media, will produce a federal panel discussion on Data Management Best Practices at The 2014 Informatica Government Summit on April 24. The panel will feature federal experts in data management and analysis from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and the General Services Administration (GSA). Specifically, the panel will feature: · Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, US-CERT, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) · Mary Dixon, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense (DoD) · Deborah Gallagher, Identity Assurance and Trusted Access Division Director, General Services Administration (GSA) The panel brings together leadership of some of the most complex identity management and cybersecurity departments in the federal government. Participants will hear firsthand accounts of successes and failures in protecting data privacy and security. Panelists will discuss data management and governance best practices and common pitfalls for responsible data sharing between agencies as well as the latest innovations for improving the technology of data management. The panel will be moderated by Mark Micheli, Custom Content Editor of Government Executive Media Group. “Without clean and well managed data, the promise of advanced analytics and big data simply can't be realized. In today's government, where cutting costs and increasing efficiency is a top priority, understanding and implementing data management best practices is essential,” said Micheli.   “I'm excited to talk with three incredible public servants--each of whom manages vast, complex federal data initiatives--about why data management and a strong data governance strategy, today more than ever, is critical to the success of every data-driven federal manager.” The full day Summit event will be held in the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004. Registration for the event can be completed online at the Summit registration page, here (http://solutions.dlt.com/informatica-government-summit-register?source=GovExec), until the day of the event. There will be on-site registration. To register for the event, please visit the 2014 Informatica Government Summit event page, here (http://solutions.dlt.com/informatica-government-summit-register?source=GovExec).

Book Tickets Now For One-Off Professional Coaching Event with Top 1% Ranked Coach, Elizabeth Crosse

An inspirational professional coaching event  (http://maximumcoaching.co.uk/harness-power-coaching-may-london/)is set to take place on 22nd May in central London, giving HR managers, talent executives and those in the field of development the chance to spend time learning from one of the coaches ranked in the top 1% in the world. As part of The International Coaching Federation's [ICF] International Coaching Week, which runs from 19-25thMay, Elizabeth Crosse (Coaching Practice Director at Maximum Coaching, and ICF Master Certified Coach) will be leading the event, titled Harnessing the Power of Coaching, which explores some of the most common challenges facing many leading organisations today. The seminar is Maximum Coaching's celebration of the ICF's annual event for the coaching profession. Crosse has over twenty-five years of coaching and development experience throughout the UK and abroad and will offer savvy advice on how to use coaching to maximum effect in any business or organisation. She will also share her experiences and tips, from an internal and external perspective. Elizabeth says, “We're very excited to be hosting such an important event as part of the ICF’s International Coaching Week (http://maximumcoaching.co.uk/celebrating-icf-international-coaching-week/), which is all about sharing the value of coaching and acknowledging the results and progress that can be made through the coaching process.” She adds, “I’m looking forward to creating a dialogue with participants and challenging us to think about how we can 'harness the power of coaching' to improve performance, realise potential and drive business results.” As well as learning about how a 'coaching culture' improves employee engagement and enhances organisational performance, participants will have the opportunity to find out how to use coaching in a way that best meets their business needs. The event will also explore the elements pivotal to building coaching capability within organisations, which is a measure increasingly being seen as crucial for success.   Tickets to the event cost £90 and include a buffet lunch and all resources needed to complete the day’s events. Those who book before the 22ndApril will be entitled to a special Early Bird discount, which allows them to purchase a ticket for just £15 – with lunch and all materials still included. To purchase tickets for the event and browse the type of coaching consultancy, training and delivery Maximum Coaching offers visit their website:  http://maximumcoaching.co.uk/harness-power-coaching-may-london

Kungsleden letting 1,700 sq.m. office space in Gothenburg

Kungsleden’s acquisition of properties worth SEK 5.5 bn from GE Real Estate increased the proportion of office property in the Gothenburg region from 7 to 34%. “We are delighted to be able to meet growing market demand and offer a wider selection of suitable office space in the region,” commented Nicklas Arfvidsson, Kungsleden’s Regional Manager. One of Kungsleden’s new contracts is with existing tenant Callista, who is expanding its operations and signed a contract for 634 sq.m. in a property designated Gårda 19:10, located in the Gårda area of central Gothenburg. “Working alongside Callista, we’ve found a solution where the tenant relocates to the story above its current premises, thereby almost tripling the available floor space. We’re extremely pleased to be able to provide this solution and to retain Callista as one of Kungsleden’s tenants,” commented Hans Carlsson, Kungsleden’s Assistant Property Manager. Photo: Gårda 19:10 and Järnbrott 168:1 Public authority Samordningsförbundet Göteborg Väster is signing a contract for 545 sq.m. in the property designated Järnbrott 168:1, located close to arterial roads Söderleden and Dag Hammarskjöldsleden in the Järnbrott area of Västra Frölunda in south-western Gothenburg. Kungsleden is making extensive modifications to optimize the premises for Samordningsförbundet’s operations ahead of taking possession in June 2014. This means that the 17,200 sq.m. property is now almost completely let.Commercial property agency Göteborgs Lokallots AB also signed a contract for 587 sq.m. in the Inom Vallgraven 20:8 property in central Gothenburg. Göteborgs Lokallots AB will be taking possession in June 2014.

RYDER CUP HERO GALLACHER LINES UP FOR TOMATIN PRO-AM

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher is to lead a field of nearly 300 golfers teeing up for the Tomatin Homecoming Single Malt Pro-Am over three of Scotland’s most renowned links courses later this year. Gallacher played in eight Ryder Cups and was captain three times, including a victory at Oak Hill in 1995. He confirmed today (Thursday, 17 April) he will captain one of the 70-plus teams taking part in the 54-hole event, played at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and The Nairn Golf Club from 30 September to 2 October, just a few days after this year’s Ryder Cup. Money raised during the tournament will support a nationwide campaign Gallacher launched in December to make automated external defibrillators (AEDs) widely available at golf clubs and driving ranges in the UK and Ireland. In August last year Gallacher, suffered a cardiac arrest and spent several days in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after falling ill at a function in the city. He credits the quick thinking of hotel staff and the availability of a defibrillator at the venue where he was due to speak for helping his recovery. He said: “I am looking forward to playing three of my favourite courses and would like to thank Tomatin for giving us all the opportunity to enjoy this experience.” The prestigious annual Tomatin Pro-Am contest is estimated to generate about £200,000 for the Highland economy. It is open to teams from anywhere in the world consisting of three amateurs (ladies or gentlemen) plus a professional of their choice. Teams that do not include a pro are allocated a leading player from the Professional Golfers’ Association Scotland Order of Merit. Stephen Bremner, Tomatin’s sales director, said: “We are delighted that Bernard Gallacher is leading a team in the Pro-Am this year as his worldwide reputation will add to the prestige of this competition. “The tournament is already popular with professional and amateur golfers alike as it is played over three of Scotland’s best links courses, and Bernard’s involvement raises the event’s status to another level.  “The UK is a key market focus for us this year. In the last five years we have experienced 40 per cent growth in volume and 158 per cent in value, and for this reason sponsorship of a prestigious UK event such as this is an excellent fit for us. “Our distillery is a significant Highland tourist attraction, receiving over 20,000 visitors per year from all parts of the globe. We are working with these three premium courses in order to support the overall marketing of the Highlands as a vibrant tourist destination.” Brian Mair, secretary of The PGA in Scotland, expressed his gratitude to Tomatin for their continued support of this great event, now in its third year. He said: “In this momentous year for Scottish golf, the Tomatin Homecoming Single Malt Pro-Am will be a fitting event to follow the Ryder Cup, a real celebration of all that is great in Scotland – great golf and wonderful whisky.” Castle Stuart Golf Links hosted the Scottish Open for three successive years from 2011, with the 2013 competition, won by Phil Mickelson, reaching a television audience of more than 500 million. It is consistently placed among the top 100 courses in the world by a number of prestigious golf publications, most notably Links Magazine and Golf Course Architecture. This year Royal Dornoch’s Championship Course was ranked the 6th best in the world by Golf Digest, its highest ever position, and is a favourite of Major winners such as Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler and Greg Norman. The Nairn Golf Club, rated 9th best golf course in Scotland by Golf Monthly in 2013, hosted the Walker Cup in 1999 and the Curtis Cup in 2012. It will also be home to the Home Internationals competition in August 2016. The three clubs are part of the Highland Golf Links (HGL) partnership which also includes the Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House Hotel, Inverness; the Royal Golf Hotel and Links House, at Royal Dornoch; and the Golf View Hotel in Nairn to promote destination breaks. The partnership offers attractive packages for visiting golfers to enjoy the finest links golf and luxury accommodation while exploring a unique and beautiful part of Scotland. Castle Stuart placed a new defibrillator for the club shop earlier this month, while Nairn put a similar machine in the clubhouse last year. Royal Dornoch Golf Club has had a defibrillator for two years and is currently raising money for the Bernard Gallacher campaign to have another machine at the Championship Course’s Halfway House. The club was given a driver used and signed by Bernard’s nephew, the Scottish professional golfer Stephen Gallacher to help raise funds. Fraser Cromarty, CEO at The Nairn Golf Club and chairman of HGL, said: “The Tomatin Pro-Am is a significant part of the golfing calendar in the north of Scotland and showcases three of the best links courses in the country. “We are indebted to Tomatin for its continued support for the tournament which this year will be extra special with the involvement of such a respected and charismatic figure as Bernard Gallacher and coming so soon after the Ryder Cup in Scotland.” NOTES TO EDITORS There are still vacancies for amateur teams to take part in the tournament. Anyone   wishing further details should contact Fraser Cromarty on 01667 458930 or fcromarty@nairngolfclub.co.uk The entry fee is £1,700 per team of three, which includes three rounds of competition golf with prizes, the post-tournament gala dinner and the opportunity to tour the Tomatin distillery. For more information contact John RossLucid PR01463 724593; 077300 99617johnross@lucidmessages.com

Spice up your Easter with KANKUN Brownies

Not for the faint hearted, this Easter KANKUN® is infusing the holiday indulgence with their recipe for chocolate brownies. Once again, the authentic Mexican flavours of KANKUN® provide fantastic inspiration in the kitchen with a twist on old favourite. KANKUN® Brownies gives you and your family the perfect opportunity explore the mixture of chocolate and chilli, an exquisite combination that dates back to the Aztec era. Indulge in this luxurious chocolaty treat, with the excitement of the hot KANKUN® kick: Ingredients: · 200g good quality dark chocolate, broken up · 250g unsalted butter · 75 g of dried sour cherries (optional) · 50 g chopped nuts (optional) · 80 g cocoa powder, sifted · 65 g plain flour, sifted · 1 teaspoon baking powder · 360 g caster sugar · 4 large free-range eggs · KANKUN® Habanero sauce · Ice cream or cream (optional) Method: 1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. 2. Line a 25cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper. 3. In a large bowl over some simmering water melt the chocolate and butter together. 4. Add the cherries and nuts (optional).  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, KANKUN® Habanero sauce and sugar, then add this to the chocolate and mix until smooth, then add this to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture. Stir together well. Beat the eggs and mix in until you have a silky consistency. 6. Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. 7. Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares whit ice cream or cream (optional). As an Easter treat, why not treat yourself or a loved one a KANKUNtastic gift set, comprising of: · Chipotle Hot, a unique blend of earthy and smoky spiciness and the perfect heat level · Chipotle Mild, for those who like their flavour with a mild touch of heat · Marinade Sauce, for marinating and adding a Mexican flavour with a smoky medium heat in a single step · Habanero, 85% habanero puree for extreme heat lovers with a moreish flavour KANKUN® is a family business founded in 2012 by Rolando Cardenas, to support the fashionable Mexican culture with authentic Mexican flavours and to liven up the taste of meals without harmful additives. Born in Mexico, and with UK citizenship, Rolando has a profound passion for food and Mexican culture.  Today he and his team are committed to the KANKUN® BRAND that and have already achieved record sales among restaurants, speciality Mexican shops, delicatessens, independent stores and online retailers. For more information on the KANKUN® products, stockists and recipe ideas, visit www.kankunsauce.com. Like KANKUN on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kankunsauce), and follow on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kankunsauce), Instagram (http://instagram.com/kankunsauce) and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/kankunsauce/) Ends KANKUN® Backgrounder KANKUN® is a family business founded in 2012 by Rolando Cardenas, to support the fashionable Mexican culture with authentic Mexican flavours and to liven up the taste of meals without harmful additives. Born in Mexico, and with UK citizenship, Rolando has a profound passion for food and Mexican culture.  Today he and his team are committed to the KANKUN® BRAND that and have already achieved record sales among restaurants, speciality Mexican shops, delicatessens, independent stores and online retailers. KANKUN® offers four authentic Mexican sauces. Free of gluten and additives, all are suitable for vegetarians. The range comprises: · Chipotle Hot (launched 2012), a unique blend of earthy and smoky spiciness and the perfect heat level · Chipotle Mild (launched 2012), for those who like their flavour with a mild touch of heat · Marinade Sauce (launched June 2013 at the Harrogate Trade Show), for marinating and adding a Mexican flavour with a smoky medium heat in a single step · Habanero (launched April 2013 at the Farm Shop and Deli Show, Birmingham), 85% habanero puree for extreme heat lovers with a moreish flavour KANKUN® Sauce uses a secret recipe guarded fervently by generations of grandmas, aunties, and mamas from the Cardenas family. As such, the products represent the closest possible replication of the traditional homemade sauces enjoyed at Mexican family gatherings. Rolando, the artist behind the sauce, learned the art of the perfect chilli mix by sneaking into the kitchen at family dinners and watching, tasting and smelling the age-old recipes at the heart of his family’s tradition. He soaked up the tricks and secrets of the sauces, then replicated them a thousand times until they were as good as those from his childhood. Rolando’s sauces were first served at fiestas featuring luchadores, mariachis and the most kicking Mexican food in town. Friends would leave Rolando’s house begging to take home a dollop of his home made chilli sauce. It became so popular that Rolando decided to make it available to all by launching KANKUN® Sauce. Consumers enjoy replicating international flavours in their own kitchens. With this in mind, Rolando has produced the fresh, authentic KANKUN® Mexican sauces with the love and fun of Mexican culture; as Rolando himself would say "Liberate your luchador and bring MEXICO to your table" with KANKUN® SAUCE. For more information visit www.kankunsauce.com For any further enquires, Emma De Maio on 07921 160 134 or email emma@redheadpr.co.uk Twitter: @KanKunSauce Facebook: /kankunsauce Pinterest: kankunsauce Instagram: KANKUNsauce YouTube: /KanKunSauce

VAN FLEETS ARE MISSING OUT ON VALUABLE SAVINGS, WARNS ATS EUROMASTER

ATS Euromaster is urging van operators to strongly consider setting up a formal tyre policy – else they could be paying over the odds for their tyres and reducing fleet efficiency. The country’s largest commercial vehicle tyre specialist warns that LCV tyres should not be considered a low cost option, as the operational tyre costs of running a modern van fleet are no longer that far removed from that of a fleet of trucks. A recent survey undertaken by the Freight Transport Association of its van operating members, in conjunction with Van Excellence industry partner ATS Euromaster, revealed a third of respondents did not have a tyre policy in place. Fleets without a tyre policy risk paying more for their tyres as standardising on one brand can often enable a better fleet discount. An expertly managed policy also has the potential to save businesses huge amounts in running costs, through maximising the longevity, safety, performance and fuel-efficiency of each asset. Simon Tattersall, ATS Euromaster’s Head of National Accounts, says: “The results highlighted that there are still a significant number of van fleets missing out on potentially valuable savings to their bottom line. “A comprehensive policy, where regular inspections are carried out by experienced technicians, allows tyres to be closely monitored. This helps to guard against unexpected downtime and ensures replacements are fitted at the optimal time.” Mark Cartwright, FTA’s Head of Vans, says: “It's staggering to discover that so many don't have a tyre policy in place.  Safety is at the core of everything Van Excellence stands for, and to us it makes common sense to introduce a policy similar to which ATS Euromaster offers, it not only can help save costs but most importantly improve safety standards.” ATS Euromaster suggests rapid e-commerce growth and the need for deliveries to be made quickly to individual customers is leading to a rise in the number of fleets running vans. In particular, it says truck operators are increasingly looking to amend the make-up of their vehicle parc to include more vans, which are easier to operate in a home delivery environment. Tattersall explains: “As numbers grow, the complexity of running a van operation increases and the process of fleet management becomes more akin to running trucks. Often vans must make timed deliveries, so having a fixed tyre policy in place is crucial to ensure productivity and uptime is maximised.” ATS Euromaster will be demonstrating its van service, maintenance and repair skills on its stand at this year’s CV Show in Birmingham, which opens on 29 April. It will also be giving away its essential ’25 top tips’ guide, which recommends simple steps to help run van fleets operate more efficiently. The guide will also be available to download at www.atseuromaster.co.uk/business from 29 April. ends  About ATS EuromasterBirmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd (http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/), part of the Euromaster Group (http://www.euromaster.com/), was established in 1965 and operates approximately 345 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor (http://www.safecontractor.com/) and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (http://www.chas.co.uk/) (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant (http://www.royalwarrant.org/) as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence (http://www.vanexcellence.co.uk/) programme. For further information visit: http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/business About Van ExcellenceVan Excellence is an industry wide scheme to recognise excellence and improve standards amongst van operators. Van Excellence currently has 70 accredited operators running 110,000 vans. Watch out for the Van Excellence tick logo on the rear of these vans. Note to editor: For press information visit ATS Euromaster’s online newsroom (http://news.cision.com/ats-euromaster) or contact Faye McBride or James Keeler on 020 8647 4467, or by email to faye.mcbride@garnettkeeler.com / james.keeler@garnettkeeler.com. ATS/515/14

Knowledge where you are, as Taylor & Francis launches updated mobile platform

Taylor & Francis launches an updated version of its mobile platform today, offering an enhanced reading experience, improved navigation and search, social sharing, in-app purchasing, and easier institutional access for all those who visit Taylor & Francis Online using their tablets or smartphones. Users who discover, browse and read research articles on their mobile devices will be able to personalize their view, create favourite articles and share them easily across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and via email. Articles are in a magazine style format, with accompanying images full screen, making browsing and reading more in tune with the digital experience expected by today’s researcher. References and citations are also quick to check, enabling users to quickly follow the research chain, jumping from one article into its references and on to those who have cited it. Users can browse by journal, or search by keywords across the abstract or full text of the article. You can narrow the results by publication, author or article title and, once you are in an article, you can select your view by sections, figures, references or citations. For those accessing via their institution, it is also easy to ‘pair’ a device with an institutional login, meaning full access using their institution’s subscription for up to 180 days, before needing to ‘re-pair’. For researchers trying to access articles away from campus this means they won’t be frustrated by a paywall, wherever they are. Plus, all Taylor & Francis open access content will also now have a dedicated section, with free-to-view articles quick to find. Authors who choose to publish open access can do so knowing their research will be highly visible on both Taylor & Francis’ standard and mobile platforms.  Gillian Howcroft, E-Products Director at Taylor & Francis says,“This update builds on our already strong mobile platform. We particularly wanted to enhance the reader experience, and this new mobile version has really delivered on that by offering additional tablet support as well as further streamlining the navigation. We have always been proud of Taylor & Francis Online Mobile and now, with new features such as the facetted search and magazine style reading experience, we believe it offers users a superb way to discover our journals’ content.” As mobile technology rapidly moves forward, this refreshed mobile version of Taylor & Francis Online takes advantage of these developments, reflecting the needs of its audience and the way users discover, access and share research. Notes to Editors:Taylor & Francis Online - www.tandfonline.comTwitter - @tandfonline Taylor & Francis Online launches on 14th April. 

North American Partners in Anesthesia Partners with East Side Endoscopy as Exclusive Provider of Anesthesia Services

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, and East Side Endoscopy (ESNY) located in Manhattan, NY today announced their partnership. NAPA will serve as the exclusive provider of anesthesiology services and will align with the Surgery Center to provide the highest quality of care to patients. The onsite, board-certified anesthesia team will be led by their Clinical Director, Dr. Allen Marchetti.  “As healthcare providers nationwide are shifting routine surgical procedures and complex cases to ambulatory surgery centers, NAPA continues to successfully partner with ASCs to drive efficiencies and enhance the quality of care provided,” said John Di Capua, CEO of NAPA. “Through our shared focus on quality and innovation, we look forward to partnering with Physicians Endoscopy to provide clinical services and develop versatile approaches to drive patient safety and satisfaction at East Side Endoscopy.” “We are pleased to have NAPA as our provider of anesthesia services. Our choice was not difficult as their focus on quality care as well as efficiency makes them a perfect fit for our Center,” said Brett Bernstein, MD, medical director at East Side New York. This partnership further highlights NAPA’s flourishing ASC relationships. NAPA currently partners with 36 ASCs with plans to expand this service line. In addition, NAPA provides clinical and management capabilities to 58 hospitals nationwide.

First Euro VI Stralis Hi-Ways for IAE – ‘it’s that Pole in Leek’!

IAE, the UK’s largest manufacturer of livestock equipment, has taken delivery of its first Euro VI Stralis Hi-Way tractor unit (AS440S46TX/P) from Sherwood Truck & Van – and has two identical vehicles on order. The delivery completes a move by IAE to operate a 100 per cent Iveco fleet, with each vehicle featuring the “IT’S THAT POLE IN LEEK” strapline prominently across the sun visor. This is a reference to the founder Frank Klucznik’s (Snr) long-standing reputation for manufacturing quality farm equipment, whereby customers used to arrive in Leek to buy his products, without knowing where to go. They were often told by locals, "Oh yes, it’s that Pole in Leek you want." Commenting on the delivery, Frank Klucznik (Jnr) says: “Being one of the first UK fleets to run a Euro VI Stralis holds real appeal. Iveco’s approach to Euro VI stands out as they’ve achieved the new emissions levels through an evolution of the existing driveline, rather than taking a whole new approach. “We’ve been very comfortable with the performance of our existing Cursor engines, so we had no hesitation in becoming an early adopter of a Euro VI model. As a business we like being at the forefront of new technology.” Klucznik (Snr) was the driving force behind the company’s own-account policy which he instigated in 1969, preferring to deliver his own products rather than hiring another firm to do it. Today IAE operate 14 tractor units and two rigids, making deliveries the length and breadth of the UK. This latest order forms part of IAE’s five-year fleet renewal strategy and sees each vehicle mounted with an Iveco light bar and twin roof mounted beacons. The specification also includes a top-of-the-range Hi-Comfort bunk and swivelling passenger seat to aid driver relaxation on nights away. Each Stralis Hi-Way also features factory-fitted satellite navigation and Iveco’s Driving Style Evaluation tool, which can generate fuel savings of between five and 12 per cent. The new Stralis’ are expected to cover up to 120,000km a year and will be serviced and maintained by Sherwood Truck & Van, located just five miles away. Each Stralis Hi-Way is powered by an FPT Industrial Cursor 11 engine which is capable of producing up to 460 hp between 1,500 and 1,900 rev/min and up to 2,150 Nm of torque between 925 and 1,500 rev/min. The Cursor 11 engine uses a high efficiency selective catalytic reduction system known as ‘HI-eSCR’ to achieve Euro VI limits via a simplified after-treatment system and without the use of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation). This offers multiple advantages including weight reduction, optimised fuel consumption, lower exhaust temperatures and exhaust cooling requirements, and increased durability thanks to a less complex, yet highly efficient, technology. IAE was established in 1969 by Klucznik (Snr) who came to the UK from his home in Poland as part of the armed forces during the Second World War, eventually settling in the farming town of Leek in Staffordshire. Today IAE remains a family owned company, however, due to continuous growth, the business recently relocated to a purpose-built 26 acre site in Longton, on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent. Iveco Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as firefighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection. Iveco employs over 26,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 11 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 5,000 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work. For more on Iveco visit: www.iveco.com For more on CNH Industrial visit: www.cnhindustrial.com For more press information from Iveco contact:Nigel Emms, Press and Public Relations DirectorTel. +44 (0)1923 259513nigel.emms@iveco.com ref: IVECO 14016                                                                                                                                              2465/14

The Boss Design Group opens Dubai showroom

The Boss Design Group is delighted to announce the opening of its latest showroom in Dubai. Located in Design House, in the Al Sufouh district of the city and with views onto the Burj Al Arab, the new 1,500 sq ft showroom provides the perfect backdrop to parade the Group’s inspiring collection of seating and furniture for commercial interiors from its foremost brands, Boss Design, Lyndon Design, Komac and Unifi. In addition to the classic Kruze range, there are several other collections on show and many have been designed by leading British designers such as Mark Gabbertas, Paul Brooks and Peter Emrys-Roberts. Over the next few months, the Soft Office Collection, and a number of new products recently launched across the Group, will also be added.  Commenting on this latest development, Founder and Managing Director of The Boss Design Group, Brian Murray says: “Expanding our business internationally represents an important part of our long-term growth strategy. Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) offer a rapidly growing market with great potential for The Boss Design Group, and as Dubai is located at the gateway to this prosperous region, it presents the perfect location for our new showroom and our latest overseas venture.” Alongside Dubai, the Group also has a high profile showroom in the heart of the Clerkenwell design district in London. For further information contact + 971 (0) 443 788 99 or visit www.boss-design.com -ENDS- Dubai Showroom Address: Boss Design Group, Design House, Ground Floor, Al Sufouh, Dubai. Skype: bossdesigndubai PHOTO-CAPTION: Pictured here; The Boss Design Group’s flagship showroom in Dubai where interior designers, architects and developers have access to the company’s inspiring collection of seating and furniture for commercial interiors. · Notes to Editor: Established in 1983 and privately owned, The Boss Design Group is the parent company of furniture brands: Boss Design, Komac, Lyndon Design and Unifi. From its manufacturing facility in the West Midlands and high profile showrooms in the heart of London and Dubai, the Group is today a leading supplier of innovative and quality engineered commercial seating worldwide. All brands within the Group are renowned for their leading-edge design and handcrafted manufacturing expertise. The Group advocates a strong corporate social responsibility policy from initial product design through to end-of-life-management, to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximum social benefits. As a carbon neutral company, the Group is committed to reducing, reusing and recycling materials within all production processes and a unique service allows its furniture to be 100% reused or recycled. PRESS CONTACT: Julie A. Garrido Wentworth PR Tel: 0161 973 6763 Fax: 0161 969 6813 Email: julie@wentworthcomms.co.uk

SAVE OUR BOYS: HOW TECHNOLOGY DEPENDENCY IS FAILING BOYS AND MEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Houston, TX (April 17, 2014) -- While women continue to grab headlines with a growing number of leadership “firsts,” a near silent movement is happening with the other gender – and it’s not good news. American boys and men are in trouble, according to parenting, education, and human behavior expert Dr. Gail Gross Ph.D., Ed.D. “We are seeing more and more boys fail in school, and men who don’t know how to behave around other people socially, much less how to have intimate relationships with women,” says Gross. “In essence, we as a nation are failing our boys and men. We need to step up to the plate and do something about it before it’s too late.”   American boys and men are falling behind academically and socially: · Boys are 30 percent more likely than girls to flunk or drop out of school. · Girls outperform boys academically, from elementary school to graduate school. · Women receive 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees now. · Boys are five times more likely to be labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Gross says research can pinpoint areas that contribute to the troubling statistics, including increasing technology use, specifically increased time playing violent video games and watching pornography. “Whenever you watch anything on television, your imagination pulls you into what you’re watching. As a result, you react emotionally as if whatever is happening on television is actually happening to you,” says Gross. “Because of increased time playing violent video games and easier access to pornography, our boys are growing into young men who do not know how to deal with the real world, and who stay forever immature because they are programmed to never outgrow the immature need for immediate gratification.” As a result, boys are shyer and more socially awkward with girls and because by the age of 21, men have played at least 10,000 hours of video games in isolation, they are now out of sync with the language and social rules of face to face contact. Further, availability of online pornography, a 15 billion dollar annual industry, is changing and rewiring the way boys relate to girls and women. Watching approximately 15 pornography images a week, boys are becoming more highly aroused and addicted to novelty. Gross suggests a few solutions to save our boys: · Parents need to closely monitor their children’s technology time, and put strict parental controls on the websites and channels to which their children have access. · Parents must parent, and model the behavior they want to see in their children. That means limiting their own video game playing time (including mobile games), and modeling strong in-person relationships that are rich with positive, face-to-face interactions. · Parents should practice and teach boys standard social graces, by role playing, practicing, and rehearsing the appropriate social cues and ambiguous signals that are part of building relationships. This will help boys feel confident and competent, rather than vulnerable and fragile. · Parents should allow plenty of time for free play that does not involve technology from the time children are born. The ability to create, learn, and test boundaries within safe limits helps flex the imagination muscles in children, and real-world understanding.  · Parents should encourage boys to participate in athletics, outdoor activities, music, arts, and theatre; they should help boys follow their passion. · Parents should engage boys in activities other than technology, including regular visits to the science museum, museum of natural history, and the library. · Parents should teach and practice the empathic process, setting aside time to communicate with sons without judgment or defense. Teaching the empathic process goes a long way towards solving the problem of bullying.   “We can work to repair the damage that is done and make sure our boys don’t fall through the cracks mentally, emotionally, socially, and academically,” says Gross.  For more insight from Dr. Gail Gross, please visit her website at www.drgailgross.com.

Echelon Partners Announces Deals and Deal Makers Summit 2014 NYC; Mark Tibergien, Lewis Schiff, and Dan Seivert to Present

Manhattan Beach, CA – April 17, 2014 – Echelon Partners (http://www.echelon-partners.com) announced the speakers for the New York-based version of their popular Deals and Deal Makers Summit (http://www.dealsanddealmakers.com) to be held at the Westin Times Square hotel in mid-town Manhattan on May 1, 2014.  The DDM Summit will begin immediately following lunch, and a morning session sponsored by Laserfiche and Junxure (http://tinyurl.com/o2pm9aw).  Among the afternoon presenters will be Mark Tibergien, CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions, Lewis Schiff, Executive Director of the Inc. Business Owners Council, and Dan Seivert, CEO of Echelon Partners.  Launched in the fall of 2013 in Santa Monica, CA, the Deals and Deal Makers (“DDM”) Summit is a different kind of conference, one focused entirely on the art and science of the deal.  Every presentation is designed to educate and inspire potential deal makers with wisdom they can directly apply to the inorganic growth strategy of their own wealth management business.  “Deal makers are constantly challenged, and the competitive landscape is always evolving” said Seivert.  “We are creating a very highly-focused event for entrepreneurial wealth managers to gain competitive advantage and network in a unique environment. Unlike some of the industry’s massive conferences, the DDM Summit is designed to be smaller in scale so as to optimize learning and personal interaction…and the attendees like it that way.” Messrs. Tibergien and Seivert will take the stage in a unique debate style format titled, “The Future of Wealth Management: A Deal Maker’s Perspective”, wherein they will address points and counter points regarding the future of the industry, moderated by Echelon’s Tyler Resh.  They have purposefully taken opposing positions to allow the audience to evaluate certain choices, elevate their understanding of the issues, and to exercise critical judgment when confronting them.  The audience will learn: · If there is or is not a lack of alignment in the number of buyers and sellers in the wealth management industry · If the industry's valuation paradigm is based more on folklore or the theory of finance · Whether the number of brokers breaking away from wirehouses is poised to increase or decrease · Whether retiring advisors are better off staying in a reduced role or leaving the business all together · Whether the wealth management industry is poised to lose more talent than it is attracting and developing · Whether advisory practice valuations decrease as the age of the founding advisors and their clients increases In “Business Brilliance: Inside the Deals of the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons”, Schiff asks, “When the going gets tough, what do “the tough” (self-made Americans) do differently than the rest of us?” Schiff’s exclusive research identifies how successful business leaders excel in areas of team building, risk management and leadership development to accumulate wealth for themselves.  He will explain what Millionaire Deal Makers: · are exceptionally good at ... that makes them money · do to complete tasks they are not good at · employ as their pricing strategy of choice · pursue as their primary source of wealth · do differently in their networking strategies · do to optimize business failures  “I have been to a number of conferences for the investment industry, and Echelon’s ‘Deals and Deal Maker’s’ event was truly unique.” Says Neal Simon, CEO of Highline Wealth Management. “As far as I know, it is the first event focused exclusively on mergers and acquisitions in the investment management industry.”  The Mission of the DDM Summit is to provide wealth managers with advanced education and training, unparalleled networking opportunities and a unique experience that stands apart from other industry conferences and workshops.  To register for the event, please visit www.dealsanddealmakers.com. To register as a media guest, please contact Jason Lahita at (973)460-7837 or jason.lahita@ficommpartners.com. 

ASTRO applauds new CBO estimate demonstrating that ending self-referral abuse would save Medicare more than $3 billion

Fairfax, Va. April 17, 2014 — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a new assessment of the significant costs associated with physician self-referral abuse, estimating that closing the self-referral law’s loophole would save Medicare approximately $3.4 billion over a 10-year budget window. CBO’s new savings estimate—nearly double its previous estimate—adds additional weight to the existing mountain of evidence that the in-office ancillary services (IOAS) loophole results in potentially inappropriate patient care and substantial costs to the Medicare program. CBO’s savings estimate comes on the heels of recent efforts (https://www.astro.org/Practice-Management/Reimbursement/Medicare/News/2014/CMS-releases-Medicare-physician-payment-data.aspx) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expose fraud and abuse in the Medicare program with last week’s release of 2012 Medicare physician reimbursement data to the public. Greater transparency of information provided with the necessary context can help identify where physician self-referral abuse is leading to inappropriate and costly cancer treatments. CMS’s release of physician payment data and today’s updated CBO savings estimate continue to highlight the need for Congress to close the self-referral loophole to protect patients and reduce Medicare spending. The federal “Ethics in Patient Referrals Act,” also known as the self-referral law, prohibits physicians from referring a patient to a medical facility in which he or she has a financial interest in order to ensure that medical decisions are made in the best interest of the patient without consideration of any financial gain that could be realized by the treating physician. However, the law includes an exception that allows physicians to self-refer for so-called “ancillary services,” including radiation therapy. Over the years, abuse of the IOAS exception has weakened the self-referral law and diminished its policy objectives, making it simple for physicians to skirt the law’s prohibitions by structuring arrangements that meet the technical requirements of the law, thereby circumventing the intent of the law. Numerous studies have shown that physician self-referral leads to increased utilization of services that may not be medically necessary, poses a potential risk of harm to patients and costs the health care system millions of dollars each year. “Every day, the picture gets clearer: self-referral results in wasted Medicare resources and increased risks to patients,” said ASTRO Chair Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO. “CBO’s announcement today authoritatively debunks the myth that closing the self-referral loophole would increase costs. To the contrary, as CBO confirms, Medicare and American taxpayers would save money if Congress acts on the evidence and closes the self-referral loophole.” In 2013, a report by the Government Accountability Office (http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/656026.pdf) (GAO) and a groundbreaking study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1201141) exposed abuses of the Medicare program by self-referring, urology-owned radiation therapy clinics, detecting unusually high utilization of intensity modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients, particularly for those in the Medicare population. President Obama‘s FY 2015 Budget proposal, as well as several bipartisan groups, continue to recommend narrowing the self-referral loophole for radiation therapy, advanced imaging, anatomic pathology and physical therapy. While ASTRO urges Congress to close the IOAS loophole by passing the Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act (H.R. 2914) (http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/2914), we also recommend that CMS consider requiring all physicians who self-refer for radiation therapy services to provide CMS with all financial relationship information, whether direct or indirect, related to the physician’s group practice. Physician group practices should also disclose all direct or indirect ownership and compensation relationships (including, but not limited to, all employment and lease arrangements) it has with physicians and any other individual or entity. ASTRO believes that disclosure of these financial arrangements will help patients understand the possible conflicts of interest that could affect the treatment choices prescribed by their physicians. “ASTRO is committed to ensuring that patients are provided with the highest quality cancer care and eliminating unnecessary Medicare spending caused by self-referral abuse. We urge Congress to consider using the savings from closing the self-referral loophole to help offset the costs of permanently repealing the Medicare physician payment formula, known as the sustainable growth rate (SGR),” concluded Lawton.

Uberfist Bring New Dimension To The Art of Beverage Consumption

A Canadian-based company is revolutionizing the drinking experience with a range of Uberfist (http://www.uberfist.com/) foam beverage holders that make quenching insatiable thirsts fun, exciting and more novel than ever before! The celebrated ‘foam finger’ has gained well deserved status as a North American icon and has graced the stands of baseball fields, football pitches and hockey rinks for decades. The Uberfist glove is a unique and innovative twist on the popular product that gives fans a chance to cheer on their favorite team while simultaneously supporting their beverage. What more could a sports fan want? Falk Moehrle, president said, “The Uberfist glove not only looks great, but doubles up as a cup holder too. Made from outstanding quality foam, the Uberfist is lightweight and easy to use; you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons.” As well as giving instant street cred to its wearer, the unique thermal properties mean the Uberfist glove keeps cold drinks refreshingly icy while hot drinks stay wonderfully warm.  This ensures fans can show their undying support while keeping their brews at the perfect temperature.  The versatile design means the glove can be used to hold all manner of beverages, from beer bottles and soda cans to coffee cups and stadium tumblers. Wine lovers can even squeeze a cheeky bottle into its midst! The Uberfist is effortlessly easy to use thanks to the skilled team of expert product designers who implemented an ingenious internal plastic handle. This makes it amazingly simple to control and eliminates embarrassing slips and spills that arise with other novelty beverage holders on the market. The beverage holders come in both right and left handed designs and are manufactured to fit almost any hand size. This ensures everyone can enjoy the enduring delights of an Uberfist creation. Hockey fanatics will love the range of hockey inspired cup holder gloves that pay homage to the nation’s favorite sport! Made from a lightweight, medium density polyfoam, the gloves are robust enough to withstand even the roughest of ice hockey matches. The Uberfist hockey glove collection isn’t biased and features the colors of all Canada’s beloved teams, from Vancouver and Calgary to Edmonton and Montreal. Mr Moehrle added, “Are you a huge hockey fan? Want to show that you’re 100% supportive? Want to look great doing so? Well now you can with our newest, unique design cup holder glove. Their design is inspired from an authentic hockey glove, which is sure to please even the most devoted fans.” The company also manufactures the product in a huge range of customizable colors, patterns and logos at wholesale and bulk discounts. This makes Uberfist products an ideal option for corporate events or promotional campaigns. As well as being astoundingly awesome, Uberfist are also avid supporters of breast cancer and donate $1.00 from each Pink Fist towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To find out more about the fantastically quirky company and to browse the range of unique, high quality Uberfist’s, please visit: http://www.uberfist.com/home.html  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uberfist Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBERFIST Instagram: http://statigr.am/tag/uberfist

Contributors Needed to Fund TURNABOUT Film Campaign

Ocean City, NJ –April 17, 2014– Having completed filming for the 2014 feature-length independent film TURNABOUT, written and produced by Eric B. Hughes, the production team is now actively seeking $13,000 for completion funding. The film campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/40131318/turnabout-a-film-by-eb-hughes) will continue through May 25, 2014. Funds will go toward the substantial costs of editing, color correcting and sound mixing as well as movie advertising and marketing.  Armed with incentives, such as offering a spot on the list of film credits for contributors of  $50 or more and awarding an “extra” role in an upcoming film for $1000 contributors, the team hopes to quickly raise funds and put the finishing touches on the movie. “The cost of making an independent film is great—there are many hidden costs,” said director, writer, and producer Eric B. Hughes. “Most of these costs occur post production and we need the public’s help to bring this film to the finish line.” TURNABOUT, shot on location in South Jersey and Philadelphia, follows a troubled man contemplating suicide. He seeks out the help of a long time friend and together they begin a dark journey culminating in tragedy by daybreak. Award winning actor George Katt (Valley of Angels, In Montauk) plays “Billy Cain”; Waylon Payne (Walk the Line, Crazy) portrays “Perry”; and Peter Greene (The Mask, Pulp Fiction) plays “Leo”. The movie also stars Sayra Player, Rosebud Baker and Judy Jerome. Perks have been added to the pledge levels to help raise funds. A $10 pledge gets a personalized “thank you” on the official TURNABOUT Facebook page; a $50 contribution receives the thank you, an email from the director, and the donor’s name is added to the Internet Movie Database and listed on the credits at the end of the film; a $100 pledge warrants the above perks as well as two copies of the film on DVD, plus two tickets to a private screening of the movie and an after party in New York City.  Those who act quickly can claim the $1000 perk (only 15 are available) which entitles the donor to a digital link to the film, two TURNABOUT DVD copies, two tickets to the private screening in New York City, including after party, and a featured “extra” role in the director’s next film slated to be filmed in Atlantic City, New Jersey (travel and other expenses are not included). See the campaign page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/40131318/turnabout-a-film-by-eb-hughes) for details and additional pledge levels. “I believe in this movie, and I believe in everyone who worked tirelessly to make this film happen,” Hughes said. He urges people to donate to the campaign and/or share it with others by utilizing social media such as Facebook and Twitter. About Eric Brian Hughes E. B. Hughes, born and raised in South Jersey, has surrounded himself with movie making friends such as Paul Chart, Charles Burnett, Jerry Schatzberg, and David Burton Morris and credits them for influencing his own work.  He received “Best Screenplay” at the 2011 Beverly Hills Film Festival for his movie “The Fallen Faithful”. For more information, please visit the TURNABOUT campaign page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/40131318/turnabout-a-film-by-eb-hughes.   

Minnesota Launches Its Largest-Ever Marketing Effort to Boost Tourism

ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 17, 2014) – Today at the Minnesota State Capitol, Governor Mark Dayton and Explore Minnesota Tourism Director John Edman launched the state’s all-new travel marketing campaign, designed to encourage travelers to choose Minnesota as their next vacation destination. The marketing campaign, themed Only in Minnesota, promotes Minnesota as a one-of-a-kind Midwest travel destination. This year’s effort, which will reach audiences in 14 states and provinces, is the largest travel marketing campaign in the state’s history. “Every dollar we invest in promoting Minnesota tourism brings another $84 of consumer spending into our state’s economy – supporting Minnesota’s vitally important hospitality industry,” said Governor Dayton. "That is why I worked with the Legislature last year to increase Explore Minnesota Tourism’s budget by over 65 percent.” Promoting what is unique and special about our state is what the Only in Minnesota travel marketing campaign is all about – celebrating specific travel adventures, activities, and attractions that can only be found in Minnesota. “Minnesota is an exciting state; there are numerous diverse opportunities for travelers and tourism stakeholders alike to rally and share authentic Minnesota travel experiences,” said John Edman, Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism. “This new campaign is a movement that will highlight unique Minnesota attractions and engage consumers in conversation about Minnesota travel. This cutting-edge campaign allows our state to be more competitive, and grow tourism across Minnesota.” Only in Minnesota: Promoting What Makes Our State Special Research shows that travelers want to experience new and unique things when they travel. That is why the Only in Minnesota campaign features Minnesota’s distinct outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, and unique landmarks – differentiating Minnesota from other Midwest travel destinations. From camping and hiking in Minnesota’s great outdoors, to enjoying the nightlife of the big city, to experiencing the charm of a local restaurant, this year’s advertisements set Minnesota apart. And in keeping with the Only in Minnesota theme, the campaign incorporates homegrown Minnesota talent, including local musicians, and writers. To be part of the campaign, and join the conversation, you can watch all four of the new TV ads on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/ExploreMinnesota), and share your photos and unique Minnesota travel experiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest by using the official campaign hashtag #OnlyinMN. Minnesota’s Biggest Travel Marketing Campaign Ever With an all-new series of television, outdoor, and digital ads, and a strong, user-driven social media movement that will engage travelers, residents, businesses, and visitors bureaus across the state, the Only in Minnesota campaign is comprehensive and far-reaching. With ad buys of more than $3.7 million over the next three months alone, this year’s effort is more than double in size and scope than last year’s travel marketing campaign. More than $11 million in additional funding provided over the current biennium by the Legislature and Governor Dayton has allowed Explore Minnesota Tourism to expand its overall marketing impact this year with enhanced reach across all four advertising seasons (spring, summer, fall, and winter). That additional funding has also expanded the reach of the Only in Minnesota campaign into target markets in six new states and two new provinces across the region, including: Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Explore Minnesota Tourism will also target new niche markets this year, increase international marketing, and develop additional marketing partnerships to enhance the impact of the state’s travel marketing campaign. The new campaign was created by advertising agency Colle+McVoy. A Better Website In keeping with Governor Mark Dayton’s Plain Language Initiative, and in the effort to make it easier for travelers to find information about vacation destinations and activities in Minnesota, Explore Minnesota Tourism this week launched a new and improved website. The previous website was not as compatible with mobile devices. “Over the last several years, we have seen tremendous growth in visitor site traffic through mobile devices,” said Edman. “We need to meet travelers where they are, and that means being accessible on mobile devices and social media. Our new responsive-design website offers travelers the information and user experiences they need to identify and learn about Minnesota’s many unique assets, and more easily make their travel plans.” Explore Minnesota Tourism’s redesigned, visually-enhanced website (www.exploreminnesota.com) offers a more user-friendly, interactive experience for travelers. Developed by BarkleyREI, the new website will be highly accessible via mobile devices and showcases picturesque imagery, travel articles and advanced search functions to lure travelers to Minnesota. To make travel planning even easier, the new website features a live chat function where travelers can ask questions about Minnesota and get advice for charting out their next visit to our state. # # #

CHART-TOPPING ULTIMEYES® APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID DEVICES

Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc. announced today that its popular vision-enhancing interactive game App, ULTIMEYES®, has launched for all iOS and Android platforms. Previously available only for the PC, Mac and iPad, anyone with an iPhone or Android device can now improve their vision…at home or on the go. Improve the clarity of your vision and ability to see in poor lighting, lessen the need for reading glasses, and improve vision for sports and other everyday activities for a better lifestyle. From athletes who want to sharpen their “perfect vision” to people who struggle with low vision issues, ULTIMEYES® has been scientifically shown to help increase vision capabilities via perceptual learning.  “We are excited to bring the ULTIMEYES® App to mobile users around the world. We have received an enormous amount of positive feedback from users who are experiencing better vision, with some noticing improvement in as little as three weeks,” said Adam Goldberg, CEO of Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc. “We want everyone with access to a PC/Mac, Android and Apple device to be able to benefit from this easy-to-use app that works as a competitive and fun game.” “Having worked with professional teams and individual athletes on vision training for the past 41 years, I’m always looking for new tools to add to my regimen when trying to give the pros an edge,” said Dr. Bill Harrison, O.D. of SlowtheGameDown in Laguna Beach, CA. “When I heard about the results that the UC Riverside baseball program had with ULTIMEYES, we reviewed it and decided to add it to our sports vision program.” The most notable study1was conducted by the University of California, Riverside in collaboration with the UCR Highlanders baseball team. On average, the visual acuity increased 31%, with seven of the players’ vision improving to 20/7.5 using a standard Snellen chart. Normal vision using the Snellen chart is 20/20. The improved vision resulted in batting performance strikeouts decreasing 4.4% and increasing the number of runs created.  Using Bill James’2formula for runs created, the researchers calculated that the team created 41 more runs, resulting in 4 to 5 additional wins for the season. Looking at other standard measures of offensive performance (Batting Average, Slugging Percentage, On Base Percentage, Walks, and Strike Outs), in every case UCR’s year-over-year improvements were substantially greater (at least 3X) than the rest of the league. ULTIMEYES® is an easy-to-use integrated app that uses a series of special game-like exercises that stimulate brain plasticity to make visual processing more efficient. Brain plasticity is the brain’s mechanism that allows us to acquire new skills or improve upon the ones we already have, including vision. The program should be used four times per week for eight weeks, and each session is only 25 minutes long. Though results vary from person to person, on average, ULTIMEYES® users that have participated in ULTIMEYES studies could read one or two lines better on the Snellen eye chart and experienced a 100% increase in contrast sensitivity. Studies have been conducted with high performance athletes, law enforcement agencies, and people of all ages, genders and vision capabilities. Additional studies looking at other vision-related issues and applications are already underway.  For more information on ULTIMEYES® please visit www.ultimeyesvision.com and www.youtube.com/ultimeyes (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC39GtOFlioWZkrQcZNe8l9Q). About Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc. Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc. is a private company founded by neuroscientists and video-game professionals, and is focused on developing new perceptual learning mechanisms that deliver improved vision and an enhanced lifestyle. Carrot Neurotechnology, Inc. develops and sells its patent pending integrated game program, ULTIMEYES®, that delivers affordable, safe, and comprehensive vision improvement for sports, reading, driving, and relieving the need for traditional visual aids used for age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia and loss of contrast sensitivity. 1 The study was published by the peer-reviewed journal, Current Biology - February, 2014. 2 Bill James’ methods for baseball statistics and analysis were made famous in the movie Moneyball.  http://www.amazon.com/ULTIMEYES (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J8EDNAS/ref=ULTIMEYES%C2%AE) https://play.google.com/ULTIMEYES (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.carrotneurotechnology.inc.ultimeyes) http://appstore.com/ULTIMEYES www.ultimeyesvision.com

Big data for medical research

“The medical research of the future will use computers.“ ”We are inexorably dependent on computers and we want to reinforce computer-based methods within medical research”, says Ola Spjuth, coordinator at Swedish e-Science Research Center which is headed by Karolinska Institutet and one of the organisers of the conference.Epidemiology is one field of research where thousands of people contribute with millions or more data points. Other examples are DNA and protein sequencing where researchers handle large amounts of data in order to find disease genes, markers for diseases or treatment results. Such research is not possible without advanced computer use. E-science is a term that is becoming increasingly significant and that is partially about combining computerised research with another field of research, such as medicine. The challenges are many, both strictly technical with research on algorithms, advanced computer based methods and the use of super computers for simulations and calculations. Legal and ethical issues must also be discussed when data, which is often sensitive for the individual, is to be used, stored and handled safely.Gilean McVean, head of the newly established Oxford Big Data Institute, Great Britain, will talk about how big data can be used in medical research. Further topics include what big data is, what is needed to analyse it and what is currently motivating the research community to invest in big data and e-science.Denmark is at the forefront when it comes to large scale epidemiology studies and register research, and Mads Melbye, Executive Vice President at Statens Serum Institut, Denmark will talk about how to analyse information from very vast patient material, in some cases from the entire population of a country. Denmark also put great effort into integrating data from patient registers with information from bio banks.Niklas Blomberg is Director of the European collaboration project ELIXIR. He will prpovide a European perspective on the large scale research infrastructure of the future and the importance of establishing standards as well as sharing and coordinating data between European countries.The conference is organised by the Swedish e-Science Research Centre, SeRC, a association of researchers within technology as well as medicine. The four universities Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Linköping University are behind this national strategic effort.Journalists are welcome to attend the conference “Big Data and e-Science in Medical Science”, and to interview the researchers.Time and place: 23-24 April, Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna Location: 23 April in the hall Erling Persson in Aula Medica at Nobels väg 6, and on 24 April in the Samuelsson hall at Tomtebodavägen 6. Look at a map here (http://orenib.se/solna_hsalar.swf).Please sign up with sabina.bossi@ki.se  The programme (http://www.e-science.se/sites/default/files/SeRC_AM_2014_Programme.pdf) For further information, contact:Ola Spjuth, PhD, coordinator at Swedish e-Science Research CenterTel +46 70 425 0628, email: ola.spjuth@ki.se  Timo Ropinski, professor in Interactive Visualization, Linköping UniversityTel +46 11 36 3615, email timo.ropinski@liu.se Erik Lindahl, professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics, Stockholm University and KTH, Royal Institute of TechnologyTel +46 8 5248 1567, email erik.lindahl@dbb.su.se Sabina Bossi, press officer, Karolinska InstitutetTel +46 8 5248 6066, email: sabina.bossi@ki.se

CHARLOTTESVILLE CHOSEN LOCATION FOR MISS VIRGINIA USA PAGEANT FOR THREE YEARS

Miss Virginia USA recently announced that their scholastic-centered pageant will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 29 and 30, 2014. The organization chose Charlottesville as the competition location for a three-year period due to its central location, which will make it easier for contestants from all over the Commonwealth to participate. The historic Paramount Theater, located on the Historic Downtown Mall, is the selected venue for this prestigious event. In a press conference held earlier this week, announcing the three-year contract with Miss USA, the Paramount’s Executive Director Chris Eure said, “We know this level of event will attract participants, their families, and spectators from cities and towns throughout the state of Virginia to the Charlottesville area, and the large draw for the competition will certainly have a positive impact on local tourism, and offer a boost for local restaurants, hotels and shops.” The Miss Virginia USA contract with the Paramount is already causing a very positive impact on our local economy, with over 400 rooms booked at the Omni Hotel Charlottesville over the span of four nights. Stores and restaurants can also expect an increase in patronage, as there will be an estimated 500 to 700 friends and family of contestants visiting over the three-day period. Kim Nicewonder Johnson, Executive Director for the state of Virginia’s official preliminary to Miss USA says “Becoming partners with the City of Charlottesville, together we are creating a most incredible one-of-a-kind experience for young women from across our state. Throughout this year leading up to our event, we embrace the opportunity to promote the city and the numerous participating businesses. It is a pleasure to be here for the first time and to make this the best event of its kind in all of Virginia.” The Executive Director of the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kurt Burkhart, is thrilled with this announcement. “The Miss USA competition is a tremendous event that will help elevate the awareness of our destination, while also having an important and very direct economic impact on our local businesses at a time of year when visitation is not particularly high,” he says. The Miss Virginia USA competition is an annual pageant that selects a representative from the state of Virginia to advance to the nationally broadcast Miss USA pageant. Every year Miss Virginia USA and Miss Teen Virginia USA winners receive a combined total of over $500,000 in scholarship dollars from Emory and Henry College, the University of Virginia College at Wise, Lindenwold University, and King University. The young women who participate in these pageants also forge relationships with organizations committed to research and education such as the Latino Commission on AIDS, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda's Club. The Miss USA pageant was first inaugurated in 1952. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture

Pepper Grinder Pub Burger Returns to Culver’s Menu

April 21, 2014 – More bold flavors return to the Culver’s menu this spring in the form of the ultimate bacon cheeseburger – the Pepper Grinder Pub Burger. This limited time only offering was inspired by the classic Wisconsin pub burger made with simple, authentic and high-quality ingredients. The guest favorite’s return is celebrated in a new tantalizing television commercial featuring the Pepper Grinder Pub Burger in all its handcrafted glory. The commercial features Culver’s CEO and co-founder Craig Culver along with renowned James Beard award-winning Midwest chef, Tory Miller. http://bit.ly/1njXbHd “The combination of fresh beef mixed with really great Wisconsin cheese and our four peppercorn mayo is what sends this burger over the top,” says Craig Culver. “Its unique combination lets our guests explore other taste experiences. And positive guest reaction to its introduction last year meant we just had to bring it back.” Like all ButterBurgers at Culver’s, the handcrafted Pepper Grinder Pub Burger starts with fresh, never frozen, Midwest-raised beef seared to order. This mouthwatering combination is then topped with layers of real Wisconsin Swiss and Cheddar cheese, bacon and signature four-peppercorn mayo, all served on a zesty artisan bun. Along with the Pepper Grinder Pub Burger’s new TV spot, Culver’s is also running a Facebook promotion May 5 to June 2. In the Pepper Grinder Puzzler, fans solve fun puzzles and questions for the chance to win one of 50 free Pepper Grinder Pub Burgers, a 1,000-piece Pepper Grinder Pub Burger Puzzle or the grand prize, a $500 gift card. The Pepper Grinder Pub Burger will be available until June 21 or while supplies last. 

Spelman College Continues the Fight Against Sexual Assault of Women by Supporting Denim Day April 23

ATLANTA (April 21, 2014) – Approximately, one in five young women will be sexually assaulted while in college, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  To help increase awareness and combat this alarming statistic, Spelman College will host a variety of events, April 21-23, in support of Denim Day 2014 (http://www.denimdayusa.org) and in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.Because young women between the ages of 16-24 still experience high rates of dating violence and stalking, a campus-wide committee at Spelman College has teamed together to keep this issue in the forefront of the Atlanta community.  In support of this movement, the following events are planned:•A YouTube Flash Card Campaign•Shoebox Project: toiletry collection for a local shelter for women and children•A convocation titled “Denim Day: Speaking Louder About Sexual Assault”•A discussion facilitated by Spelman’s Women Against Violence class on Danielle McGuire’s book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance –A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power•A film screening of Playground, which explores the issue of sex traffickingSpelman and Morehouse College students will engage in dialogue focused on acquaintance rape and intimate partner violence at 7 p.m.,  April 22, during the panel “Blurred Lines:  Why Consent Matters.”  In addition, information addressing sexual assault will be distributed throughout the three-day period. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.spelman.edu.About Denim DayDenim Day is a project of Peace over Violence, a non-profit, feminist, multicultural, volunteer organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. Denim Day was launched in 1999, in protest of an Italian High Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing “tight” jeans.  

Pain Management Center of Long Island Announces Grand Opening of Port Jefferson Location

Pain Management Center of Long Island (PMCLI), a division of North American Partners in Pain Management (NAPPM), today announced its Port Jefferson office, located at 635 Belle Terre Road, will open its doors to patients on Monday, April 28, 2014. This is the fourth PMCLI pain management office to open on Long Island, NY, with a focus on better serving those suffering from acute and chronic pain in the Suffolk County community. The office will be managed under the leadership of Jacob Rauchwerger, MD, renowned for his innovative approaches to pain management. The new office will offer a wide range of services, including spine management, epidurals, joint injections, nerve blocks, general pain management and acupuncture. In addition, patients of PMCLI will have access to comprehensive pain management options, including care in hospital and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) settings with access to various medication options, including anesthesia. These types of procedures include prolotherapy, lumbar epidural, radiofrequency, implantable pumps and neuroaugmentation stimulators. Dr. Rauchwerger will be joined by Haydee Pimentel-Tejada, FNP, and Brenda Janotha, NP, in providing patient care. "PMCLI remains dedicated to providing compassionate, customized pain management care to our patients,” said Dr. Rauchwerger. “We look forward to offering this commitment to our patients in Port Jefferson and its surrounding communities with sophisticated treatments and procedures in the most advanced clinical setting available." Practicing medicine for 7 years, Dr. Rauchwerger is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His educational background includes an internship in surgery at North Shore University Hospital located in Manhasset, NY, fulfillment of his residency in anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center located in Brooklyn, NY in addition to his fellowship in pain medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center located in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Rauchwerger and his staff will be offering office hours Monday through Friday. Appointments will be available at convenient times to meet the needs of busy individuals and families. New patients are welcome, and most major insurances are accepted. Additional PMCLI offices are located in Rockville Centre, Great Neck and Commack, NY. To make an appointment, please call 631-331-7246.

Genovis AB (publ) Annual General Meeting

Proposed Agenda 1. Opening of the Meeting 2. Election of Chairman of the Meeting 3. Approval of the voting list 4. Approval of the agenda. 5. Election of one or two persons to verify the minutes. 6. Determination as to whether the Meeting has been duly convened. 7. Presentation of the Annual Report and the Audit Report as well as the Consolidated Accounts and the Audit Report for the Group. 8. Speech by the Chief Executive Officer, after which shareholders will have the opportunity to ask questions of the CEO, the Chairman of the Board and the auditor. 9. Resolutions a)       on adoption of the income statement and balance sheet, as well as the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet b)       on allocation of the Company's result in accordance with the adopted balance sheet c)       on discharge from liability of the Directors and the Chief Executive Officer 10. Determination of the number of Board members and deputy members to be elected by the Meeting. 11. Determination of fees to the Board of the Board of Directors. 12. Determination of remuneration to the auditor. 13. Election of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board.  14. Appointment of members to the Nomination Committee and adoption of guidelines for the Nomination Committee. 15. The Board of Directors’ proposal for a motion regarding remuneration guidelines for senior executives. 16. The Board's proposal for a motion on the issuance of warrants to subscribe for shares. 17. Other matters to be considered at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the Swedish Companies’ Act or the Articles of Association. 18. Authorization of the Chief Executive Officer to make such formal adjustments to the resolutions as may be necessary in conjunction with registration and implementation thereof. 19. Closing of the Meeting. Motions: Item 2 Proposal to chair the meeting The Nomination Committee proposes that attorney Arne Källén chair the meeting. Item 12 Determination of remuneration to the auditor The Nomination Committee proposes that remuneration of the auditors shall be paid on approved account. Item 14 Appointment of members to the Nomination Committee and adoption of guidelines for the Nomination Committee The Nomination Committee proposes that the Committee for the 2015 AGM will consist of representatives of the four largest shareholders at September 30, 2014, who are not members of the Board. The Nomination Committee shall appoint a chairman from among its members. It is incumbent upon the Chairman of the Board to convene the Nomination Committee. Should a shareholder decline to participate in the committee the right to appoint a representative shall be transferred to the next largest shareholder not represented in the committee. If deemed appropriate as a result of ownership changes, the Nomination Committee shall invite additional shareholders to join the Nomination Committee, though the total number of members may not exceed five. In the event a member of the Nomination Committee leaves the Committee before its work is completed, the Chairman of the Board, if the Nomination Committee deems necessary, shall invite the same shareholder or, if the latter is no longer one of the major shareholders, the shareholder next entitled, in terms of size of shareholding, to appoint a replacement Such a change shall be announced on the Company’s website. The Nomination Committee will prepare proposals for the 2015 Annual General Meeting for resolution as regards chairman at the meeting, Chairman of the Board and other directors, remuneration of directors and auditors, and principles for appointing the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee mandate runs until a new committee is appointed. The Nomination Committee proposes that remuneration will only be paid for direct costs associated with the assignment. Item 15 The Board of Directors’ proposal for a motion regarding remuneration guidelines for senior executives The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM adopts the following guidelines for remuneration to senior executives. These guidelines are valid for employment agreements entered into after the guidelines are approved by the AGM, and for amendments made afterward to existing employment agreements. The basic principle is that remuneration and other terms of employment for the management and CEO will be competitive to ensure that Genovis AB can attract and retain senior executives. Fixed remuneration policy The fixed remuneration to the management and the Chief Executive Officer should be competitive and be based on the individual areas of responsibility and performance. Variable remuneration policy Variable compensation will be limited and linked to predetermined measurable criteria designed to promote long-term value creation for the company. Variable compensation may not exceed a maximum of 25% percent of the fixed salary and will be set per fiscal year.  The Board will consider on a yearly basis whether or not to propose a share-related or market value-related incentive program to the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting makes the decisions regarding such incentive programs. Conditions for non-monetary benefits, pensions, termination, and severance pay Pensions Management and the CEO are entitled to a defined-contribution pension. Termination and severance pay For the CEO the notice period is 12 months for the Company and 6 months for the individual.  For management personnel the notice period is 6 months for the Company and 6 months for the individual. Moreover, assuming that the Company gave notice of termination, in certain cases the CEO may be offered 12 months of severance pay. The Board of Directors may depart from these guidelines if there are particular reasons in an individual case. The company's undertaking in relation to senior executives and the chief executive may amount to a maximum of SEK 3,828,810. Item 16 The Board's proposal for a motion on the issuance of warrants to subscribe for shares. The Board of Directors of Genovis (“the Company”) proposes that the AGM resolves in favor of issuance of a maximum of 450,000 warrants. Each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new share in Genovis. The price at which new shares may be subscribed for shall correspond to a sum that amounts to 150 percent of the volume-weighted average price paid for the Company’s share, which is listed on First North, during the period from May 6, 2014 up until May 19, 2014, though no lower than a subscription price corresponding to the par value of the share. Subscription for new shares will take place during the period from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. The warrants may only be subscribed, with deviation from shareholders’ preferential rights, by GeccoDots AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary (“the Subsidiary”) of Genovis, given that the AGM approves the resolution on the issuance. The warrants will be issued without consideration to the Subsidiary. It is intended that the Subsidiary subsequently, on one or more occasions, will transfer the warrants to the CEO and key personnel of great value to the Company's future development (“Participants”) as part of a long-term incentive program established by the Company. For the warrants that the Subsidiary transfers to the Participants, they shall pay a premium corresponding to the prevailing market value according to an independent valuation using the Black-Scholes formula. The Board proposes that the Meeting approve the Subsidiary’s transfer of the warrants on the terms and conditions specified above.  The Board's reason for the above proposal, and the deviation from shareholders’ preferential rights, is that a personal long-term ownership commitment among the employees can be expected to stimulate increased interest in the business and the earnings trend, increased motivation and an enhanced sense of loyalty to the Company, which the Board considers to be beneficial for the Company and its shareholders. The Board therefore believes that the offer is beneficial to the Company and its shareholders. Assuming full exercise of the warrants, share capital will increase by about SEK 180,000, corresponding to a dilution effect of approximately 2.0 percent of the total number of shares and votes in the Company. The Board proposes that the AGM resolves that the Board or the Board designee is hereby authorized to determine the amount of the issue price in accordance with the above decision and adapt the conditions accordingly, and to otherwise make minor adjustments to the resolutions above that may be required for registration with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and Euroclear. Decisions under this item on the agenda require support of shareholders representing at least nine tenths of both cast votes and shares represented at the meeting. Right to attend the Annual General Meeting Shareholders who are listed in a printout of the shareholders’ register produced by Euroclear Sweden AB (formerly VPC AB) on May 14, 2014, and have notified the Company of their intention to attend the Annual General Meeting by 12 noon on May 14, 2014 at the latest are entitled to attend Genovis’ Annual General Meeting. Recording in shareholders’ register Only owner-registered holdings are listed in the register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB (formerly VPC AB). Shareholders with nominee-registered shares must temporarily register their shares in their own name to be entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting. Shareholders who have nominee-registered shares must request temporary owner-registration, so-called voting-right registration, with their bank or broker holding the shares a couple of banking days prior to May 14, 2014. Registration Register to participate at the Annual General Meeting: · Address: Box 790, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden · P: +46 (0)46-10 12 30 · F: +46 (0)46-12 80 20 · E-mail: info@genovis.com Include the following information when registering · name/company name · personal identification number/corporate registration number · address, phone number · name and personal identification number of any representative/accompanying representative(s) ·   Documents, etc. The annual report, audit report, articles of association, proxy form and the other proposals for motions will be available at the Company's office at Scheelevägen 2, Box 790, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden, and on the Company’s website www.genovis.com as of April 29, 2014, and will be sent, upon request, to shareholders who provide their mailing address. It is noted that the Company has 21,845,652 shares and votes. Shareholders are reminded of their right to request information in accordance with Chapter 7, § 32. Lund April 17, 2014 Board of Directors This document is a translation of the Swedish original. In the event of any discrepancy between this translation and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall prevail. Genovis shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX First North, and Thenberg Fondkommission is Certified Adviser for the Company, t: +46 (0)31-745 50 00 

Proposal for Transcom’s Board of Directors

Luxembourg, 22 April 2014 – Transcom today announced that, ahead of the Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) on 28 May 2014, the Nomination Committee proposes that the AGM approves (i) the re-election of Mr. Henning Boysen, Mr. Roel Louwhoff, Mr. Alexander Izosimov, Mr. Stefan Charette, and Mr. Mikael Larsson as directors of Transcom, and (ii) the election of Mrs. Mia Brunell Livfors and Mr. John C. Freker Jr. as new directors of Transcom. Mrs. Laurie Bowen and Mr. Dermot Jenkinson have declined re-election. The Nomination Committee proposes that the board of directors of Transcom re-elects Mr. Henning Boysen to be Chairman of the board of directors of Transcom. Mia Brunell Livfors (born 1965) has been Chief Executive Officer of Investment AB Kinnevik since 2006. Whilst stepping down from the role as Kinnevik’s CEO on April 30, she will continue to be involved with the Kinnevik Group. Mia Brunell Livfors held various managerial positions within Modern Times Group MTG AB 1992-2001 and was the company’s Chief Financial Officer 2001-2006.  She is member of the Board of Tele2 AB since 2006, Millicom International Cellular S.A. and Modern Times Group MTG AB since 2007, CDON Group AB since 2010 and BillerudKorsnäs AB since 2012 (member of the Board of Korsnäs AB 2006-2012). Mrs. Brunell Livfors studied Business Administration at Stockholm University. John C. Freker Jr. (born 1958) is currently an independent Senior Executive Advisor in the areas of strategy, business development, M&A, operations, global expansion and outsourcing in multiple industry segments. He has held a number of senior management positions in various industries, with a focus on business process outsourcing (BPO). His roles include President and Chief Executive Officer of First Advantage , a global provider of talent acquisition and support services (2011-2013), President and Chief Operating Officer of Zenta, a provider of residential and commercial mortgage processing services in the United States (2006-2011, company acquired by Accenture in 2011), President and Chief Executive Officer of Oblicore, a provider of Service Level Management software for enterprises and service providers (2005-2006), and President of the Customer Management Group at Convergys Corporation, a global provider of outsourced customer management (2002-2005). Mr. Freker earned his Bachelor's Degree from Princeton University and is a graduate of The Executive Management Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Nomination Committee Chairman Mia Brunell Livfors commented: “On behalf of the Nomination Committee, I am pleased to announce the nomination of new directors to the Board of Transcom. John C. Freker Jr. has a successful track record in dynamic and challenging global environments. His extensive experience in the business process outsourcing sector, and his deep knowledge of the North American market will be of great benefit to Transcom as the company focuses on creating opportunities for future profitable growth, not least in the United States. I am also very pleased to accept the nomination to rejoin the Board of Transcom. I was a member of the company’s Board of Directors between 2006 and 2012, and I look forward to this opportunity to contribute to Transcom’s future success. On behalf of Transcom’s shareholders, I would like to thank Laurie Bowen and Dermot Jenkinson for their valuable contributions to Transcom over the past couple of years.” The Nomination Committee is comprised of Mia Brunell Livfors on behalf of Investment AB Kinnevik, Stefan Charette on behalf of Creades AB, and Arne Lööw on behalf of the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (Fjärde AP-fonden). The three shareholder representatives in the Nomination Committee jointly represent more than 50 percent of the voting rights in Transcom. Information about the work of the Nomination Committee can be found on Transcom’s corporate website at www.transcom.com. For further information, please contact: Johan Eriksson, President and CEOTelephone +46 70 776 80 22 Pär Christiansen, CFOTelephone +46 70 776 80 16 Stefan Pettersson, Head of Group CommunicationsTelephone +46 70 776 80 88

Tradedoubler’s CEO leaves his position - the company reports preliminary results for Q1

SEKm Q1 Q1 2014 2013Net 445 528Sales                                                                 Gross Profit 101 119EBITDA 12 19 – Retiring CEO Rob Wilson has successfully established Tradedoubler’s support and service centre in Telford and simultaneously reduced the company's cost structure significantly. The revenue trend, however, has been disappointing for an extended period of time. We will now increase our focus on achieving growth. The Board considers that this requires a change in leadership and has initiated the search for a replacement for Rob Wilson, says Peter Larsson, Chairman of the Board of Tradedoubler. – The recent restructure of the company, which means significant savings, the corporate bond issue of 250 million in December and the previously announced additions to the management team make the Board of Directors confident that the company is well positioned for the future, says Peter Larsson.   Acting CEO Matthias Stadelmeyer has worked at Tradedoubler since 2007 and has held various senior positions in the company over the years. Matthias has managed the company´s technology division from London and has most recently been Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Vice President Operations.  Tradedoubler will release the complete report for the first quarter 2014 on May 6, 2014. Stockholm 22 April, 2014 TradeDoubler AB (publ.) The information in this announcement is required to be disclosed by TradeDoubler AB under the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lagen om värdepappersmarknaden). This information was released for publication at 08.00 CET on April 22 2014.

Hoist Finance continues to expand – acquires portfolio in Italy

Hoist Finance, a leading European debt restructuring partner to global banks and financial institutions, has acquired the portfolio of TRC Spa, its existing Italian servicing partner. The portfolio consists of approximately 800,000 claims with a principal claim of EUR 1.9 billion, mainly non-performing consumer loans. The parties have agreed to not disclose the purchase price.  The transaction supports Hoist Finance’s long-term growth strategy in Italy supported by an established and proven platform. “Over the past few years, Hoist Finance has pursued an active and balanced strategy for growth and geographical diversification. Italy represents an attractive market in terms of size and underlying growth opportunities,” says Jörgen Olsson, CEO of Hoist Finance.  “We made our first investment in Italy in 2011 after a detailed analysis of the market place and have since had a close co-operation with TRC one of the leading and most experienced players in Italy. The size, profile and characteristics of the TRC portfolio constitute attractive elements for Hoist Finance’s long term strategy in Italy,” Jörgen Olsson concludes. About Hoist Finance Hoist Finance is a trusted debt restructuring partner to global banks and financial institutions to whom it offers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for managing overdue consumer receivables. The carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loan portfolios is approximately EUR 675 million. The debt purchasing and management business of Hoist Finance is mainly financed by the internet-based savings deposit service, HoistSpar, which currently has more than 50,000 depositors. Hoist Kredit AB (publ) is licensed and regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. About TRC TRC Spa was founded as a captive company of Diners Club Italy in 1970 and was admitted in 1992 to the Bank of Italy’s register. It is a privately-owned debt purchase and debt collection company based in Rome. In addition, TRC services claims on behalf of third parties, including Hoist Finance (since 2011). TRC is registered with the Bank of Italy. For further information, please contact:  Jörgen Olsson, CEO Hoist Finance  Jane Niedra, IR Hoist Finance  Contact details:  Phone +46 (0)8 55 51 77 90  Email: jane.niedra@hoistfinance.com The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden).  This information was released for publication at 8.00 on 22 April 2014.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Panoro Energy ASA (“PEN” ticker code OSE) is pleased to invite the shareholders in the Company to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held May 15, 2014 at 10:00 Oslo time at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgt 24/26, Oslo, Norway. Agenda: 1. Opening of the meeting by the Chairman of the Board Endre Ording Sund, including the taking of attendance of shareholders present 2. Election of chairman of the meeting and a person to co-sign the minutes 3. Approval of notice and agenda 4. Approval of the annual accounts and the annual report for the financial year 2013 5. Approval of remuneration to the Board of Directors 6. Approval of remuneration to members of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee for the period 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 7. Election of Board members 8. Approval of remuneration to the members of the nomination committee 9. Election of members to the Nomination Committee10. Remuneration to the auditor11. Approval of the statement by the Board regarding remuneration principles to the Management12. Proposal to renew the authorization to the Board of Directors to conduct capital increases by way of share issue under the Company's incentive program13. Proposal to authorize the Board of Directors to acquire the Company's own shares Please find enclosed notice of AGM, appendices and registration/proxy form. For further information, please contact: Carl Peter Berg, VP Commercial and Investor RelationsTel: +55 21 3078 7472Cell: +55 21 98541 1907Email: carl.peter.berg@panoroenergy.comPlease visit www.panoroenergy.com for more information.

Welcome to annual General Meeting (AGM) in Opus Group AB (publ)

Notice of ParticipationShareholders wishing to participate in the AGM shall be registered in the Shareholders’ Register held by Euroclear Sweden AB as of Friday May 16, 2014, and have notified the company of their intention to attend by Friday May 16, 2014. Notification of participation at the AGM shall be made in writing to ”AGM 2014”, Opus Group AB, Att. Peter Stenström, Bäckstensgatan 11D, 431 49 Mölndal or via e-mail to ir@opus.se. When giving notice of participation, the shareholder shall state his or her name, personal ID/corporate registration number, address and telephone number, and the names of the assistants they wish to invite, if any (maximum two).Shareholders who are represented by proxy shall issue a written, dated, Power of Attorney to be enclosed with the notice of participation. A proxy form is available at Opus Group AB (publ)’s website. If the proxy form is issued by a juridical person, a verified copy of the said person’s certificate of registration or other proof of authorization shall be enclosed. The proxy must not be more than one year old, unless a longer period of validity is stated in the proxy, which may not be more than five years. Originals of proxy forms and certificates of registration, if any, should reach Opus Group AB (publ) on Monday May 19, 2014, at the latest. Trustee-Registered SharesShareholders with shares registered in the name of a trustee must, in order to be entitled to take part in the AGM, temporarily register their shares in their own names. Such temporary registration must be effected at Euroclear Sweden AB by Friday, May 16, 2014. To ensure that such registration is completed in time, shareholders are advised to notify their trustees to request temporary registration well before this date. PROPOSED AGENDA 1.       Opening of the AGM. 2.       Election of chairman of the AGM. 3.       Drafting and approval of the voting list. 4.       Approval of the agenda. 5.       Election of two people to approve the minutes together with the chairman. 6.       Review as to whether the AGM has been duly convened. 7.       Presentation of the annual report, auditors’ report and consolidated accounts and consolidated auditors’ report, along with a presentation of the CEO. 8.       Decisions a)       Decision regarding adoption of the income statement and balance sheet and the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet. b)      Decision regarding appropriation of the company’s profits according to the adopted balance sheet. c)       Decision regarding indemnification of the board members and the CEO. 9.       Decision regarding the number of Board members and deputies, auditors, audit deputies to be elected at the AGM. 10.     Determination of remuneration to the Board of Directors and the auditors. 11.     Election of Board chairman, Board members, deputies, auditors, deputy auditors and registered public accounting firms. 12.     Proposal of the instructions for appointing the members of the nomination committee. 13.     Decision regarding guidelines for determining salaries and other remuneration to senior executives. 14.     Decision to authorize the Board to decide on new issues of ordinary shares. 15.     Other matters. 16.     Closing of the AGM. MATTERS TO BE DECIDED Election of chairman of the AGM (point 2) The nomination committee proposes Anders Strid to be appointed as the Chairman of the AGM. Appropriation of the company’s profits (point 8b)The Board proposes that a dividend of SEK 0.06 per share be paid out. The Board proposes the record date for receiving the dividend to be May 27, 2014. If the AGM votes in accordance with the proposal, payment is expected to be made via Euroclear Sweden AB on May 30, 2014. Decision regarding the number of Board members and deputies, auditors, deputy auditors to be elected at the Shareholder’s Meeting (point 9) The nomination committee proposes that there be five ordinary Board members and no deputies. The nomination committee proposes that a registered public accounting firm be appointed as auditor. Determination of remuneration to the Board of Directors and the auditors (point 10) The nomination committee proposes a fee of SEK 400,000 to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and SEK 175,000 to each other non-employed Board members. The nomination committee further proposes that the remuneration paid for work on the audit committee, if the Board decides to establish such a committee, amounts to SEK 100,000, of which SEK 60,000 shall be distributed to the Chairman of the audit committee and SEK 40,000 to the second member of the audit committee. Auditor fees shall be paid against approved account. Election of board members and auditors (point 11) The nomination committee proposes re-election of the following Board members Göran Nordlund, Lothar Geilen, Eva-Lotta Kraft, Anders Lönnqvist and Jan Åke Jonsson. The Nomination Committee proposes re-election of Göran Nordlund as Chairman of the Board. The nomination committee proposes that the registered public accounting KPMG AB be elected to act as auditor for a period of one year, with Jan Malm as Authorised Public Accountant. Proposal of the instructions for appointing the members of the nomination committee (point 12) The nomination committee proposes the AGM to decide on the following instructions for appointing the members of nomination committee: The proposal implies the following in brief. The nominating committee shall consist of not fewer than five and no more than six members, one of whom shall be the Chairman. The other members shall be appointed by the four largest shareholders in the company measured by voting power on September 30. If a shareholder abstains from appointing a member the right to appoint a member shall transfer to the subsequent largest shareholder by voting power. The Chairman of the nomination committee shall be the member that at its formation represents the largest shareholder(s) by voting power, provided the nomination committee does not unanimously resolve to appoint another member, appointed by a shareholder, chairman of the nomination committee. The company shall publish the composition of the nomination committee through a press release and on the company’s web site. The majority of the members of the nomination committee are to be independent of the company and its executive management. At least one member of the nomination committee is to be independent of the company’s largest shareholder in terms of votes or any group of shareholders that act in concert in the governance of the company. No compensation shall be paid to the members of the nomination committee. Decision regarding guidelines for determining salaries and other remuneration to senior executives (point 13) The Board proposes the AGM to decide on the following guidelines for determining salaries and other remuneration to senior executives. The remuneration to senior executives within the Opus Group shall be competitive. The remuneration shall consist of a fixed and a variable part. The variable part shall consist of salary, pension contributions and other benefits such as car benefit. The variable part consists of bonus. The variable part shall be based on the earnings trend or other predetermined measurable goals. The variable component shall as a rule not exceed 30 percent of the fixed salary. The pension contributions shall be competitive and as a rule, premium-based. The Board shall be entitled to deviate from the guidelines if there are special reasons in individual cases. Decision to authorize the Board to decide on new issues of ordinary shares (point 14) The Board proposes that the AGM authorizes the Board to decide, on one or more occasions prior to the next AGM, on a new share issue corresponding to a dilution effect of maximum 10 percent of the share capital and votes. The Board shall, with or without preferential right for the shareholders, be able to decide that shares, wholly or partly, may be subscribed against payment in kind or set-off. Such a new share issue will have the purpose to conduct acquisitions. In addition, the Board may decide on new share issues with preferential rights for the shareholders through cash payment. SPECIAL MAJORITY REQUIREMENT For a decision relating to point 14 to be valid requires the decision must be supported by shareholders with a minimum of two-thirds of the voting rights and shares represented at the meeting. NUMBER OF SHARES AND VOTES There are 251,429,77 shares and votes in the company. All shares are ordinary shares. Currently, the company does not own any of the outstanding shares. AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS The annual report containing the auditors’ report for 2013, the Board’s statement in accordance with chapter 18, § 4, the auditors’ statement in accordance with chapter 8, § 54 of the Swedish Companies Act, the instructions for appointing the members of the nomination committee and the Boards’ complete proposals for decisions under point 13 and 14 will available for the company’s shareholders as of May 1, 2014 on the company’s office, which address is Bäckstensgatan 11D, 431 49 Mölndal, Sweden. The documentation will also be available at the company’s website www.opus.se. The above documents will be mailed to shareholders upon request.The nomination committee's proposals for the 2014 Annual General Meeting is available on the company website www.opus.se. DISCLOSURES AT THE MEETING The Board and CEO may, at the request of any shareholder at the AGM, and if the Board does note consider it to have a negative impact on the company, provide information about conditions that can affect the assessment of matters on the agenda, conditions that can affect the assessment of the company’s or subsidiaries’ financial situation, or the company’s relationship to other Group companies. Gothenburg in April 2014 Opus Group AB (publ) The Board

ReadSoft signs contract with NSW Department of Education and Communities in Australia

The client has agreed to an annual fee based contract based on an actual volume of invoices processed. This allows the customer to transition to a more efficient invoice processing system and match the savings to costs without major capital investment. The risk is substantially reduced for the customer and ReadSoft’s shareholders benefit from a recurring revenue stream. Following a comprehensive vendor selection process, ReadSoft was selected over many vendors due to their offer, experience and ability to deliver. The implementation will deliver the full PROCESS DIRECTOR for Accounts Payable solution and Performance Analytics to the Agency’s shared services centre, which will greatly reduce invoice processing cycle times, drive cost benefits through centralisation, and improve visibility and control.“This is a truly impressive win that reinforce both our leading position within invoice automation and our recurring revenue strategy,” says Per Åkerberg, President and CEO of ReadSoft. “Our solutions are equally favorable to private businesses as they are for the government sector and invoice automation offers an opportunity for all sorts of organizations to streamline processes with technology that is integrated into existing ERP systems, yielding long-term efficiency gains,” finishes Per Åkerberg. This is information of the type that ReadSoft AB (publ) is obligated to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on April 22, 2014 at 09:30 CET.  

Alfa Laval’s Board of Directors withdraws buy-back proposal

Alfa Laval announced on April 7, 2014 that an agreement had been signed to acquire Frank Mohn AS. For this reason, the Board of Alfa Laval has decided to withdraw item 17 (encompassing the resolution to authorize the Board to buy back shares in the company) from the agenda of Alfa Laval's Annual General Meeting 2014. The purpose of the authorization was to enable the Board to adjust the company’s capital structure, after which the Board intended to propose the next Annual General Meeting to approve the cancellation of the shares repurchased by Alfa Laval under the authorization. Given the size of the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS, it is the Board’s assessment that such an authorization is not required for the period until the next Annual General Meeting and the item is therefore withdrawn. The Annual General Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. CET, April 28, 2014 in accordance with the earlier made notice. __________________________ Lund, April 2014 ALFA LAVAL AB (publ) The Board of Directors 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, 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 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.9 billion (approx. EUR 3.45 billion). The company has today about 16,300 employees. www.alfalaval.com

Castellum’s interim report January-March 2014: 8% growth in income from property management

Gross leasing (i.e. the annual value of total leasing) during the period was SEKm 81 (84), of which SEKm 5 (4) were leasing of new constructions, extensions and reconstructions. Notices of termination amounted to SEKm 55 (57), of which bankruptcies were SEKm 3 (4) and SEKm 1 (1) were notices of termination with more than 18 months remaining length of contract. Net lease for the period was hence SEKm 26 (27). ”The positive trend has continued on Castellum’s side, with an 8% growth in income from property management. It is particularly gratifying that all segments contributed to the growth – both higher rental revenues as well as lower property and financing costs”, commented CEO Henrik Saxborn. “Furthermore, we enjoyed strong net leasing, totalling SEKm 26, where leasing within the existing portfolio accounted for a major share of the leasing performance”, Saxborn added.  Enclosure: Interim Report January-March 2014 Castellum AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. For further information, please contact Henrik Saxborn, CEO, phone +46 31-60 74 50 Ulrika Danielsson, Finance director, mobile +46 706-47 12 61 www.castellum.se Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair value of the real estate portfolio amounts to approx. SEK 39 billion, and comprises premises for office, retail, warehouse and industrial purposes with a total lettable area of approx 3.7 million sq.m. The real estate portfolio is owned and managed by six wholly owned subsidiaries with strong local roots in five growth regions: Greater Gothenburg, the Öresund Region, Greater Stockholm, Mälardalen and Eastern Götaland. Castellum is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB Large Cap. Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, SE-403 14 Göteborg  |  Org nr/Corp Id no SE 556075-5550   |  Phone +46 31 60 74 00 Fax +46 31 13 17 55

Bong Annual Report 2013

Bong AB’s Annual Report is now available at Bong’s website bong.com (http://www.bong.com/en/investors/annual-reports). The printed version is being distributed to the shareholders and can also be ordered from the Bong head office or via the company’s website. As previously communicated, Bong’s Annual General Meeting will be held on  21 May 2014 at 16.00 p.m. at Bong’s premises at Uddevägen 3 in Kristianstad. Notification of attendance must be made on 15 May at the latest. Kristianstad 22 April 2014 Bong AB (publ)   For further information please contact:Anders Davidsson, President and CEOPhone: +46 44 20 70 80 Håkan Gunnarsson, CFOPhone: +46 44 20 70 82 This information is of the kind that Bong AB (publ) are obliged to publish pursuant to the securities market act and/or the act on trade with financial instruments. The information was given for publication at 3.30 p.m. on 22 April 2014. Bong is a leading provider of specialised packaging and envelope products in Europe, offering solutions for distribution and packaging of information, advertising materials and lightweight goods. Important growth areas in the Group are the Propac packaging concept and Russia. The Group has annual sales of approximately SEK 2.5 billion and about 2,000 employees in 15 countries. Bong has strong market positions in the majo­rity of key markets in Europe, and the Group sees interesting possibilities for continued expansion and development. Bong is a public limited company and its shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Small Cap.

SITS - The Service Desk & IT Support Show announces new seminar additions

SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show, which returns to London’s Earls Court next week on 29-30 April, has announced several new additions to its conference line-up for 2014. With the final preparations now underway for its 20th anniversary edition, the two-day show is poised to connect over 4,500 ITSM and IT support professionals with 100 exhibitors; including some of the industry’s leading specialist vendors, integrators, consultancies and service providers. A vital business forum for sharing ideas and innovations within the ITSM community, one of show’s key draws is its comprehensive free education programme.  Combining six Keynotes, over 40 seminars (in three dedicated theatres), in-depth roundtable discussions, and essential breakfast briefings, the sessions provide valuable first-hand insights for attendees looking to improve the way in which they manage and orchestrate their IT resources. Newly confirmed sessions for SITS14 include: Service Desks – step up your game! Dave Jones and Michael Jenkins from Pink Elephant will be exploring how to meet customer expectations beyond SLAs and form genuine partnerships between service desk and businesses.  They’ll also be sharing ways to innovate the use of ITSM tools to deliver greater value.  Topics include enabling transformation; the numbers and behaviours of a mature service desk; and the effect of the wrong measures (Tuesday 29 April, Theatre 1, 10.50am). How can BYOD deliver significant business value? IT Support Service Delivery Manager Marc Christophides will be demonstrating how SThree turned their BYOD challenges into key business advantages, which has delivered tangible ROI, with very little impact on the Service Desk.  Through the implementation of specialist tools and planning, SThree now have a fleet of staff across 17 countries with full mobility and secure access to IT services via their own devices (Tuesday 29 April, Theatre 1, 2.50pm). Increase knowledge – where it matters The more technicians know; the faster they can resolve problems, remove service interruptions and restore productivity to users and their work.  However, in IT knowledge tends to be seen as an attribute of individuals rather than as a manageable commodity, meaning that knowledge is not always found where it’s needed most.  Popular SITS speaker Noel Bruton will be sharing the principles and practicalities of dealing with knowledge in IT support, demonstrating the techniques that he uses to achieve outrageous first-encounter-fix rates (Wednesday 30 April, Keynote Theatre, 2pm). "Diversified UK's annual SITS – Service Desk & IT Support Show has forged a deserved place for itself at the heart of the UK's IT user support industry,” comments Bruton.  “Its mix of vendor showcase and training opportunities, and its broad agenda from philosophies through strategies to pure technique, make it – in my view – an essential, must-attend event for IT support professionals and decision-makers." Other notable sessions (which are still available to pre-book in advance) include: Why cost is IT’s new world order ITSM is no longer about maintaining technology, it must drive integration throughout the enterprise, meet the expectations of an increasingly tech-savvy community and drive business innovation.  Eileen O’Mahony, technical consultant at WMPromus, will be linking these lofty aims with the ever thorny issue of cost to help create a financially quantifiable business service (Tuesday 29 April, Theatre 1, 3.40pm). ITSM to feed the world As part of the United Nations, the World Food Programme (WFP) gives food assistance to 90 million people in 75 countries, operating in some of the earth’s most challenging environments.  Alemba’s Tom Bailey and Marc Brown from the WFP will be discussing how a centralised approach to ITSM can improve the effectiveness of the service desk and field IT support, and make efficient use of resources to deliver vital services (Wednesday 30 April, Theatre 1, 2.50pm). INPS is transforming IT support for UK GPs Christian Nagele, CEO and co-founder of CentraStage, and Phil Stickland, head of service delivery at INPS, will be explaining how advanced monitoring and automated device management is helping INPS support 2,500 GP practices and 40,000 users in the UK health sector – creating a service that is highly effective, highly visible, highly proactive and highly regarded (Wednesday 30 April, Theatre 3, 1.10pm). To view the full education programme, please visit www.servicedeskshow.com/education. Due to their expected popularity, event organiser Diversified Communications UK is urging prospective visitors wishing to attend any seminars this year to take advantage of the show’s advance booking option when pre-registering for SITS14 at  www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/SITS.aspx?TrackingCode=PR14. Please note, free tickets for all seminars will be available on the day on a first come, first served basis from the Seminar Registration Desk at the show (from 9.30am).  All Keynotes and seminars are available to book in advance for £6 per session until 4.00pm on Monday 28 April. SITS14 attendees also benefit from free access to Infosecurity Europe 2014, Europe’s No.1 information security event, co-located at Earls Court. For further information, and to register free in advance, please visit www.servicedeskshow.com and quote priority code PR14 (www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/SITS.aspx?TrackingCode=PR14). ###

TeliaSonera exercises mandate to buy back shares to cover commitments under the “Long Term Incentive Program 2011/2014”

The Board of Directors has today decided to exercise the mandate for the buyback of shares that was approved by the Annual General Meeting on April 2, 2014. To cover commitments under the “Long Term Incentive Program 2011/2014”, approved by the Annual General Meeting in 2011, the Board decided to buy back a maximum of 140,000 shares. The buy backs will take place between April 24 and April 29, 2014. The shares will be bought back on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm exchange at a price within the spread between the highest bid price and lowest ask price prevailing at any given time on the exchange. The total amount of registered shares in TeliaSonera is 4,330,084,781. The company has no treasury shares.   TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 5 p.m. CET on April 22, 2014. For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30, press@teliasonera.com, visit our Newsroom (http://www.teliasonera.com/en/newsroom/) or follow us on Twitter @TLSN_Media (https://twitter.com/TLSN_Media). Forward-Looking StatementsStatements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.

INTERIM REPORT JANUARY-MARCH 2014

· Consolidated net revenues for the first quarter of 2014 amounted to SEK 1,204 M (1,048). · Operating earnings (EBIT) amounted to SEK 283 M (236). Operating earnings were burdened by revaluations of purchased debt portfolios amounting to a negative SEK 10 M (4). · The operating margin was 24 percent (23), including revaluations of purchased debt portfolios. · Net earnings for the quarter amounted to SEK 184 M (155) and earnings per share were SEK 2.35 (1.94). · Disbursements for investments in purchased debt amounted to SEK 688 M (920). · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 530 M (464). Comment by President and CEO Lars Wollung Intrum Justitia’s development was favorable in the first quarter of 2014. Income rose by 15 percent and operating earnings rose by 18 percent compared with the year-earlier period, adjusted for revaluations of purchased debt portfolios and currency effects. Cash flow from operations increased by 14 percent and earnings per share rose by 21 percent. During the quarter, development was strong in Western and Central Europe. In Western Europe, the increase is mainly being driven by improved growth and profitability in Credit Management, while Central Europe has enjoyed good development as a consequence of increased investment in Purchased Debt. In Northern Europe, our growth has been lower with relatively large differences between individual countries. The Financial Services service line continues to develop stably with a 25-percent increase in income and a return on purchased debt of 19 percent – well above the Group’s return requirement of 15 percent. The level of investment in Purchased Debt amounted to SEK 688 M for the quarter, approximately 25 percent lower than in the very strong first quarter last year. The Credit Management service line had good growth in income in the first quarter due to increased volumes from Purchased Debt portfolios and a certain amount of acquired growth. Service line earnings were of a similar level as last year although margins were somewhat lower. Work to increase efficiency in the collection process, thereby improving margins in the service line, is progressing according to plan. We are continuing our efforts to extend our offering in services involving financing solutions before receivables mature or in connection with their maturing. The Swedish and Finnish operations are developing as planned, while our Dutch unit has not lived up to our expectations, which is why we are working on adjusting our costs and restructuring that unit. Presentation of the Interim Report The interim report and presentation material are available at www.intrum.com > Investor relations. President & CEO Lars Wollung and Chief Financial Officer Erik Forsberg will comment on the report at a teleconference today, starting at 9:00 a.m. CET. The presentation can be followed at www.intrum.com and/or www.financialhearings.com. To participate by phone, call +44 (0) 20 766 020 77(UK) or +46 (0) 8 519 990 30 (SE). For further information, please contact Lars Wollung, President & CEO, Tel.: +46 (0)8-546 102 02 Erik Forsberg, CFO, Tel.: +46 (0)8-546 102 02

Interim Report January-March 2014

First quarter summary · Net sales in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, decreased 1.8 percent. In reported currency, net sales decreased 2.5 percent to SEK 23,972 million (24,582). · The addressable cost base in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, increased 0.1 percent. In reported currency, the addressable cost base decreased 0.3 percent to SEK 7,010 million (7,029). · EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, was unchanged in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals. In reported currency, EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, decreased 1.9 percent to SEK 8,345 million (8,509). The EBITDA margin, excluding non-recurring items, improved to 34.8 percent (34.6). · Operating income, excluding non-recurring items, decreased 5.2 percent to SEK 6,286 million (6,628). · Net income attributable to owners of the parent company decreased 4.0 percent to SEK 3,945 million (4,108). · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.91 (0.95). · Free cash flow increased to SEK 2,556 million (2,414). · Group outlook for 2014 is unchanged.   Comments by Johan Dennelind,President and CEO “Our markets continue to be characterized by a changing customer behavior and an evolving convergence trend. We stay focused on upgrading our customers’ internet experience through further investments in 4G and fiber. In Sweden, our 4G coverage has approached 90 percent of population and we remain committed to reach 99 percent by the end of this year. In the first quarter, underlying EBITDA margin improved compared to last year and reached 34.8 percent, while organic revenues declined by 1.8 percent due to reduced low margin equipment sales and continued effects from lower regulated mobile termination rates. Free cash flow increased by 5.9 percent to SEK 2.6 billion, supported by positive working capital development. We continue to perform well in the consumer segment, where average billed revenue growth in Nordic Mobility Services increased to more than 3 percent, supported by all countries, as solid demand for data services compensated for slower growth in voice and messaging. We see further positive effects from our data-centric price models, which are now introduced in all Nordic markets. In Swedish Broadband Services, sales remained flat in the consumer area, as higher revenues for TV and broadband together with price adjustments compensated for lower volumes in traditional fixed services. The enterprise area remains challenging and we work hard to strengthen our position further by new products and services. We reached a new milestone in Spain by passing four million subscriptions in the quarter. Billed revenues remained flat compared to last year, while total sales growth was impacted by lower handset sales and reduced interconnect revenues. Higher costs for subscriber acquisitions pressured profitability, but we foresee a more balanced development going forward. On April 1, we implemented a new country based operating model with strengthened commercial and technology functions on group level. This will be instrumental for our future strategic agenda and will also enable further efficiency benefits. Our journey ahead will be based on three pillars; strengthen and develop our core business in the Nordic and Baltic region, take Eurasia to the next level by monetizing on the data opportunity and examine possible income opportunities in closely related adjacent industries. Geographically, focus remains on the markets where we are already present, with strict criteria for return on capital. We have a prudent but pragmatic approach to M&A and will mainly aim for potential consolidation opportunities in existing markets. The Board’s review of last years’ transactions in Eurasia was finalized in the quarter. As previously communicated, several of these transactions have been inconsistent with sound business practice and our ethical requirements. We continue to fully cooperate with both Swedish and foreign authorities’ requests in this matter. We have taken, and will continue to take, a number of measures to transform our internal control systems to make sure we have adequate processes to identify and manage risk going forward. In the regulatory area, we are concerned about the recent vote in the European parliament, particularly related to the area of net neutrality, as this may limit the possibilities for us to meet demand from our customers. We stress the importance of operators being able to run efficient networks and offer differentiated services to encourage innovation and investments. We reiterate our full-year outlook regarding organic revenues and EBITDA margin at approximately last year’s level with a CAPEX-to-sales of 15 percent, although we see slightly increased risk to reduced revenues related to low margin equipment sales.” Questions regarding the reportsTeliaSonera ABInvestor RelationsSE–106 63 Stockholm, SwedenTel. +46 8 504 550 00Fax +46 8 611 46 42www.teliasonera.com   TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 07:00 CET on April 23, 2014.

INCREASED PROFIT AND IMPROVED MARGIN

“We increase our net sales and profit and we improve our margin compared to the same period last year. This in a Nordic market that continues to feel the impact of the uncertainty in our surrounding world. Mobility and digitisation are critical factors in all industries and create endless opportunities on the road ahead,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. More businesses than ever are dependent on mobile and digital solutions and new technology is constantly transforming the roadmap, creating new possibilities and needs. HiQ’s focus is, as always, how to improve and simplify for people – IT is our mean for doing so. An example of this is when HiQ helps Volvo Cars with “Roam Delivery”, a service that allows people to have goods delivered straight to the trunk of their connected car. A clear illustration of what we call Internet of Things, where items and products are becoming connected, creating new business opportunities. “Development is constantly moving at a quicker pace and we are a leading player in the growth of our information driven and connected society. With strong finances and the best employees in the business, HiQ creates the solutions that improve people’s lives,” Lars Stugemo concludes. HiQ’s President and CEO, Lars Stugemo, presents the report today, Wednesday 23 April at 09:00 CET, at HiQ’s head office (Regeringsgatan 20) in Stockholm. The report can be ordered by phone (+46 8 588 90 000) or downloaded from www.hiq.se HiQ is required by Swedish law (the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act) to publish this information. This information was released for publication at 07:30 CET on 23 April 2014. For more information, please contact:Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ, tel. +46 8 588 90 000Laura Manninen, acting Head of Corporate Communications HiQ, tel. +46 734 481 317 HiQ simplifies and improves people’s lives through solutions within communications and software development. The company is a leader in these areas and has the Nordic region as its home market. HiQ employs more than 1,300 staff and has offices both in the Nordic countries and in Russia. HiQ is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Mid Cap List. For more information, please visit www.hiq.se

INTERIM REPORT JANUARY – MARCH 2014

JANUARY – MARCH 2014 · Net sales increase and total SEK 348.6 (340.4) million · Operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 36.1 (34.4) million; operating margin of 10.3 per cent · Pre-tax profit of SEK 36.1 (34.3) million · Profit after tax of SEK 27.8 (25.1) million · Earnings per share of SEK 0.53 (0.48) · Cash flow from operations of SEK 23.2 (28.4) million · Liquid assets of SEK 227.1 million SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER 2014 · Annual General Meeting decides on a shareholders’ dividend of SEK 2.60 per share, approximately SEK 137 million · HiQ wins significant assignment for SAS, concerning business critical crew management systems · HiQ makes Facebook accessible for deafblind people with the development of the web solution “Fejjan för alla” for The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority · HiQ helps Volvo Cars with the technology for Roam Delivery, which allows customers to have goods delivered straight to the trunk of their connected car · HiQ develops the mobile bank S-mobiili for the Finnish S Group and strengthens its position as a leader within mobile banking solutions · HiQ wins framework agreement with Systembolaget · HiQ simplifies the rock artist Dregen’s communication with a new digital solution · HiQ simplifies work for the travel guides at Fritidsresor and TUI Nordic, with the development of a new mobile web solution · HiQ helps the city of Helsinki to simplify the distribution and usage of open data · HiQ launches a new issue of the acknowledged HiQ Magazine   EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE PERIOD · HiQ wins framework agreement with The Federation of Swedish Farmers and creates digital learning aids for middle school children · HiQ helps Varma, Finnish leader within earnings-related pension, to simplify working capacity management through new web services FOR FURTHER information, PLEASE CONTACT:Lars Stugemo, CEO and President of HiQTel. +46 (0)8-588 90 000 Laura Manninen,Acting Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ  Tel. +46 (0)734-481 317 HiQ is required by Swedish law (the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act) to publish the information in this interim report. This report was made public at 07:30 (CET) on 23 April 2014. HiQ simplifies and improves people’s lives through solutions within communications and software development. The company is a leader in these areas and has the Nordic region as its home market. HiQ employs more than 1,300 staff and has offices both in the Nordic countries and in Russia. HiQ is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Mid Cap List. For more information, please visit www.hiq.se

Arenastaden attracts TeliaSonera to Solna

TeliaSonera’s new head office will be built close to the Mall of Scandinavia and will be an environmentally certified building. TeliaSonera has also signed up for a Green Lease, which entails more in-depth cooperation concerning environmental issues and efforts to reduce the climate impact. “We are naturally delighted to welcome one of Sweden’s largest companies to Arenastaden. By the time TeliaSonera moves to the new building, the offering of services in the area will match that of the City, in one of Stockholm’s best locations in terms of transport links. At Arenastaden, we are endeavouring to create a living city district and we are convinced that TeliaSonera’s employees will have a stimulating and comfortable work environment,” says Christian Hermelin, CEO of Fabege. Facts about Arenastaden:Arenastaden is a sustainable city district that is being developed on a formerly underutilised industrial site that has been remediated. The sustainability aims for the city district are highly ambitious and all of Fabege’s new buildings are environmentally certified. By the end of 2015, the Tvärbanan light rail line and the new access routes from the motorways will be in place. The Citybanan railway line will open in 2017, whereby commuter train services will be integrated with underground services into a single traffic system. By 2022, plans also call for the underground service to have been expanded out to Arenastaden. Friends Arena, the Mall of Scandinavia, Quality Hotel Friends and the newly built residential units, together with the modern offices, will jointly form a vibrant district with a city buzz. Fabege AB (publ)

The Nomination Committee of Precise Biometrics’ proposal regarding election of Board members, Chairman of the Board and remuneration of the Board

The Nomination Committee of Precise Biometrics AB has provided the Company with the below recommendation regarding election of members of the Board, Chairman of the Board and remuneration of the Board: The number of Board members shall be six, with no deputy members. The Nomination Committee proposes re-election of the following Board members; Torbjörn Clementz, Anders Harrysson, Torgny Hellström, Matts Lilja and Eva Maria Matell, for the period up to and including the Annual General Meeting 2015. Lisa Thorsted has declined re-election. Current member of the Board, Torgny Hellström (55) is suggested new Chairman of the Board. Torgny Hellström has strong insights in Precise Biometrics and industry relevant experience. Focus on continuity has been important for the Nomination Committee and as the current Chairman of the Board, Lisa Thorsted, has decided to leave the Board a current member of the Board is recommended. The Nomination Committee is convinced Torgny Hellström and the Board all together will ensure momentum and execute according to the strategy as required. Mats Lindoff (52) is proposed to be new member of the Board. Mats is running his own company LindoffTechnologyABand has long-term experience from numerous senior executive positions at Sony Ericsson, Ericsson and C Technology (now Anoto). In addition, Mats has board experience from several companies/organizations and he is currently active as board member in ENEA and Free2Move. Mats Lindoff holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. The Nomination Committee believes that the composed composition of the Board is well-balanced with respect to the relevant competencies and experiences necessary to best support Precise Biometrics in delivering on its potential going forward. The Nomination Committee proposes that the annual director’s fees paid to the Board of Directors up to and including the Annual General Meeting 2015 shall be increased in order to better reflect current market level and to retain and attract the needed competencies to the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall be remunerated 300,000 (previously SEK 210,000) and each of the other Board members who are not employed with the Company shall receive SEK 150,000 (previously SEK 105,000). Based on an unchanged number of Board members, the total remuneration in terms of director’s fees will amount to SEK 1,050,000 (previously SEK 735 000 excluding committee work fees). Committee fee will be paid as previously i.e. SEK 25,000 per Board member and committee, with a maximum of one committee fee of SEK 25,000 per Board member per year. Precise Biometrics AB (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8 am on 23 April, 2014.

PFO TECH PART OF NATALIA PROJECT NOMINATION FOR GULDÄGGET 2014

The Guldägget (http://www.guldagget.se/Start.aspx) is Sweden's oldest, largest and most prestigious competition in creative communication. The competition is arranged by Sveriges Kommunikationsbyråer (Swedish Association of Communication Agencies) to raise the level of the creative standard within the industry. The Natalia Project (http://www.nataliaproject.org) was launched in April 2013 as a security solution for human rights activists at risk. In the case of an assault, a wearer of the GPS alarm bracelet can directly notify the Civil Rights Defenders (http://www.civilrightsdefenders.org/), as well as the world through social media. The project has been acknowledged by the United Nations (http://www.un.org/), European Commission, NDI, RFK Foundation (http://rfkcenter.org/) and Google (http://www.google.com), as well as used in lectures at Harvard and Stockholm School of Economics. It has had an editorial reach of over 2 million via BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera, Newsweek, Wired, Mashable, DN, SvD, and SVT, to name a few. PFO Tech developed the bracelet and technology behind the Natalia Project, opening the eyes of companies and organisations worldwide to the importance of enhancing the safety and security of their staff. In the past year, the system, including the GPS bracelet with alarm, mobile application and hosting service, has been tested in more than twenty countries, by users ranging from lone workers and journalists to large corporate teams. The 53rd Annual Guldägget Gala is held today, 23rd April 2014 at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. 

Interim Report January - March 2014

FIRST QUARTER 2014 (JAN – MAR) • Net sales in the quarter amounted to SEK 18.3 (16.3) million, corresponding to an increase of 12 percent in SEK. Sales increased by 10 percent in local currency. • Operating income before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to SEK 3.1 (3.8) million, corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 17 percent. • Net income amounted to SEK 1.8 (2.4) million, resulting in earnings per share of SEK 0.09 (0.12). • Cash flow from operating activities was SEK -3.3 (4.0) million due to changes in trade payables that amounted to SEK -3.6 million and paid taxes that amounted to SEK -2.6 million. • STEEN Solution™ and related products accounted for 24 (16) percent of total sales. • The Advisory Panel convened by the FDA voted unanimously, by 10 votes to 0, that the XPS™ System with STEEN Solution™ meets the requirements for HDE (Humanitarian Device Exemption) approval. • XPS™ (Xvivo Perfusion System) received a CE mark, allowing XPS™ and the accompanying single-use products to be sold in Europe. • The first lung transplant in Turkey using a lung treated with the STEEN Solution™ method was performed at Sureyyapasa Teaching Hospital. • Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, which is a pioneer in lung transplantation, will be the tenth transplant center to participate in the NOVEL trial. Organ Procurement Organization* (OPO) Mid-America Transplant Services in Missouri has bought an XPS™ to strengthen the collaboration between transplant centers and OPOs. The company plans to continue deploying XPS™ with recovery of costs, at transplant centers in the United States during the second quarter. CONFERENCE CALL CEO Magnus Nilsson will present the report in a conference call at 2 p.m. CET on Friday, April 23, 2014. Telephone: +46 8 50336434, enter code 1319928 April 23, 2014Gothenburg XVIVO Perfusion AB (publ)Magnus Nilsson, CEO ** An OPO or Organ Procurement Organization is responsible for coordination and assessment of donated organs for organ transplantation in a region in the US.

Q-Free acquires Traffic Design in Slovenia and strengthen its ATMS business

Traffic Design d.o.o. was established in 1990 in Ljubljana, and is the market leader with nationwide traffic management systems, more than 60 parking systems, and operations of the entire tolling system in Slovenia. Traffic Design reported revenues of EUR 2.1 million and an EBIT of EUR 0.51 million in 2013, and will be consolidated into the accounts of Q-Free as of the second quarter 2014. The transaction is net of cash and bank debt. Q-Free will pay an initial consideration of EUR 2.3 million, of which 91 percent in cash and 9 percent through issuance of 121,686 new shares in Q-Free at NOK 14 per share. The Board of Directors will as soon as possible issue new shares in Q-Free under existing authorisation given by the General Meeting. Further consideration is estimated to EUR 0.8 million, assuming EBIT growth to EUR 0.66 million in 2014 and EUR 0.74 million in 2015. The earn-out consideration is capped at EUR 1.3 million, assuming EBIT growth to EUR 1 million in 2014 and 1.1 million in 2015. The earn-out consideration will also be at least 91 percent payable in cash and up to 9 percent in new shares, payable in 2015 and 2016. - The inclusion of Traffic Design’s products and solutions into our portfolio is a further important step towards realising our ambitions in the Intelligent Traffic Systems market. Traffic Design strengthens both our ATMS business and our already leading position in the Road User Charging market, says CEO Thomas Falck in Q-Free. Q-Free has acquired a series of ATMS companies over the past 18 months, including TCS International in the US and Canada, Elcom in Serbia, TDC Systems in the UK, and the 10 percent strategic investment in US-based Intelight. The acquisition of Traffic Design provides further synergies in the process of broadening Q-Free’s product range. - Traffic Design has historically been operating in local markets, with limited access to international customers. Joining forces with Q-Free will enable a global reach for our products, which we believe is a unique possibility for Traffic Design. We are impressed with Q-Free’s employees and products, and are looking forward to working on the same team in the future, says CEO Blaz Gostisa in Traffic Design. In the longer-term, Q-Free expects that the markets for ATMS and Road User Charging will converge into a joint market for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) – both technologically and commercially. Q-Free intends to play an important role in this market, and considers Traffic Design’s products, solutions and services as a strong addition to its product offering. For further information, please contact: CEO Thomas Falck, cell: +47 468 00 767 CFO Roar Østbø, cell: +47 932 45 175 About Q-Free: Q-Free is a leading global supplier of products and solutions for Road User Charging and Advanced Transportation Management. The company has approximately 350 employees, offices in 17 countries and is represented on all continents. The headquarter is based in Trondheim, Norway. Q-Free is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker QFR.  www.q-free.com Twitter: @Q-FreeASA About Traffic Design: Traffic Design is a privately held company focusing on development, integration and implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The company has 14 employees and is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Traffic Design’s offerings include: Traffic Management; ITS Central Management SW Systems, integrations of CCTV, VMS, radar and vehicle Classification, Video Detection, Microwave Technologies, Weather stations and Info-mobility in road infrastructure. Parking Systems; end-to-end solutions for on-street parking management and parking garages. Tolling systems; combines the development and integration of toll technology applications for ETC, Contactless Chip card payment and manual payments in the 28 Toll plazas in Slovenia. www.traffic-design.si

Diaverum acquires kidney centre in capital of Chile

“We are proud to add this large kidney centre in the capital of Chile to the global Diaverum network,” explained Jorge Parada, Managing Director in Chile. “Renal patients in Santiago de Chile will now have access to highest medical quality and will benefit from our approach to individualised care. The employees of the Diaseal kidney centre will benefit from Diaverum`s training and career development programmes”. Introducing high quality and efficiencyWhen acquiring a new centre, the main focus for Diaverum is to provide the highest level of quality care while at the same time running the kidney centre in a very safe and efficient way. Thus, significant efforts are devoted to integration by way of 100-day and 1-year integration plans. Giving the patients a choiceDiaverum Chile now operates seven clinics caring for more than 650 patients. As an alternative to HD, Diaverum also treats 45 patients in Chile with peritoneal dialysis (PD). PD is a home therapy during which waste products and excess water are removed from the blood into the dialysis solution using the patient’s peritoneum membrane in the abdominal cavity as a filter. The therapy can either be performed overnight or in four to five manual exchanges carried out over the day, improving quality of life for the patients compared to in-clinic HD. As well as in Chile, Diaverum provides PD in Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Uruguay to a further 600 patients. Dag Andersson, CEO at Diaverum, commented: “Diaverum Chile is taking great steps towards our goal of offering integrated renal care — that is, coordinating renal and non-renal services around the patient. Apart from offering haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment, our team in Chile is also engaging in prevention and, beyond pure medical treatment, offering beautiful holiday dialysis destinations, where patients can enjoy a vacation without compromising on the quality of their treatment. “And with our new kidney centre, patients from abroad can now also visit the capital of Chile with the reassurance that Diaverum’s quality in medical treatment and care is close by,” said Dag Andersson.  Press ContactUlrike BeringerCorporate Communications DiaverumE-mail: Ulrike.Beringer@diaverum.comPhone: + 49 / 89 45 2444 124 About DiaverumDiaverum is a global integrated care provider with a clear patient focus. As one of the world’s leading renal care providers we stand for excellent medical quality, renal care services and a patient-centred research. Being product-independent also gives us the flexibility to offer individual treatments for the individual needs of our patients and by coordinating our patients’ healthcare needs, we are improving their quality of life. At the same time we are creating value in the healthcare system by optimising the use of healthcare budgets — for the benefit of the patient and the society. Our experience in renal care dates back more than 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, under the former name Gambro Healthcare, defining our Swedish roots. Today almost 8,000 employees care for more than 26,000 patients in 18 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. The corporate office is located in Munich, Germany.  www.diaverum.com

G & L Beijer (under a change of name to Beijer Ref) Quarter 1, 2014

· Net sales amounted to SEK 1,581.0M (1,463.8). · Operating profit amounted to SEK 71.3M (48.7). · Net profit amounted to SEK 45.6M (32.4). · Profit per share amounted to SEK 1.03 (0.70). · The positive trend continued for the first quarter with a growth in sales of eight per cent and an improved operating profit of 46 per cent compared with the first quarter in the previous year. · Acquisition of the South African refrigeration wholesaler, Eurocool. Comments by the CEO Economic thaw in EuropeAfter a challenging period with a crisis in the European economy and subdued demand during the second half of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, we note with cautious optimism that the first quarter of 2014 confirms a positive trend. The operating profit of SEK 71.3M shows that we have still some way to go to reach the levels of 2011 and 2012 but, nevertheless, it should be seen as a sign of an improvement. There are several reasons for this. The strongest reason could be that, after many years of economic crisis in Europe, the need for new investments in, and service of, existing refrigeration installations is now becoming so significant that it is no longer possible to postpone them. Furthermore, as the largest refrigeration wholesaler in Europe, Beijer Ref is well positioned to satisfy this requirement. Among our market regions, the United Kingdom & Ireland must be mentioned as markets to celebrate with strong growth. Spain and Italy have also revived, where a more positive trend has coincided with warm spring weather and the ensuing strong demand for both air-conditioning and refrigeration products. Interesting development in southern AfricaThe work of integrating Eurocool, one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in South Africa, has been intensive since the company was acquired in January 2014. Beijer Ref has a well-functioning acquisition strategy which, among other things, is aimed at creating synergies as soon as possible with regard to purchasing, distribution and the operation’s costs. The acquisition strengthens our presence in the rapidly growing market for refrigeration and air-conditioning products is southern Africa. The end customers’ need for investment within all the three market segments within which we operate – commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration and comfort cooling – is rapidly increasing and, with our operations in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana, we stand well equipped to meet the demand. The fact that Africa will be a significant part of Beijer Ref’s growth in the future is, therefore, a safe prediction to make. EU at the forefront of natural refrigerantsIn March and April this year, the EU Parliament and Council of Ministers, as anticipated, took the eagerly awaited decision to phase out fluorised greenhouse gases from refrigerants. This F-gas ordinance has a large number of time guidelines during the coming decades and will gradually replace the old technology’s greenhouse-effect refrigerants with natural and environmentally sustainable alternatives.   There are already natural refrigerants based on, for example, carbon dioxide or ammonia and innovations will no doubt continue at an ever increasing pace in the next few years. For Beijer Ref, the EU’s decision is welcome as it puts a badly needed focus on the modern and more environment-friendly refrigeration technology with which we and our collaboration partners are ready to replace the old solutions. New world, new opportunities – new nameEver since the brothers Gottfried and Lorens Beijer, for the first time, advertised under the company name ‘G. & L. Beijer’ in Sydsvenska Dagbladet in Malmö in 1878 it has been the company’s name. Thereafter, all other Beijer companies operating in Sweden have developed from this Beijer heritage. We are building further on this proud trading tradition. However, with an international refrigeration wholesale and air-conditioning operation as the Group’s primary focus, we have chosen to adapt the name in a way which more directly communicates what we do. The proposed new name is Beijer Ref, where Ref is well-known in this sector as an abbreviation for refrigeration. The decision regarding the change of name will be taken at the Annual Meeting of shareholders on 24 April. Per BertlandCEO, G & L Beijer AB About Beijer RefG & L Beijer is one of the three largest refrigeration wholesalers in the world and the leading company in Europe. The Group offers competitive and innovative solutions within refrigeration and air conditioning with customer-adapted products, products of its own development and efficient service. SalesG & L Beijer (under a change of name to Beijer Ref) increased its sales by eight per cent to SEK 1,581.0M (1,463.8) for the first quarter of 2014. Adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations and acquisitions, the organic sales increase was 5.4 per cent. Beijer Ref operates in three market areas: commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration and comfort cooling. The Group splits its operation in the global market into five geographic segments: The Nordic countries, Central Europe (including the United Kingdom and Ireland) Eastern Europe, South Europe and the Rest of the World (currently consisting of southern Africa and Thailand). Behind the quarter’s sales increase lies increased demand in virtually all of these markets, where Central Europe as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland reported strong growth. Comfort cooling, which accounts for approximately 30 per cent of Beijer Ref’s sales, reported strong growth for the first quarter, partly as a result of the warm spring weather in southern Europe. ResultsThe Group’s operating profit amounted to SEK 71.3M (48.7) for the first quarter. The result increase can be explained as a combination of implemented savings measures taken during 2013 and increased sales as a result of accumulated investment needs within commercial refrigeration as well as industrial refrigeration and comfort cooling. The Group’s financial income/expense amounted to SEK -7.5M (-5.4). Profit before tax was SEK 63.8M (43.3). Profit after tax was SEK 45.6M (32.4). Profit per share amounted to SEK 1.03 (0.70). Other financial informationConsolidated capital expenditure, including acquisitions, amounted to SEK 28.4M (6.0) for the first quarter of 2014. The largest part of the increase compared with the previous year relates to acquisitions. Liquid funds, including unutilised bank overdraft facilities, were SEK 420.4M (629.1) on 31 March 2014. Shareholders’ equity amounted to SEK 2,467.2M (2,329.5). The net debt was SEK 1,234.8M (1,121.4). The equity ratio amounted to 46.6 per cent (47.4). The average number of employees during the period was 2,158 (2,116). Significant events during the first quarterIn January, G & L Beijer acquired all the shares in Eurocool (Pty) Ltd, a leading refrigeration wholesaler in South Africa. Eurocool was founded in 1999 and holds a strong market position within G & L Beijer’s priority segments. The company reports sales of approximately SEK 65M and has 36 employees. The acquisition will provide cost synergies, increased efficiency and increased sales volumes through co-ordination with G & L Beijer’s existing operation in southern Africa. The acquisition is deemed to have a marginal positive effect on G & L Beijer’s profit per share in 2014. Eurocool is included in G & L Beijer’s accounts from January 2014. On 12 March, the EU Parliament voted ‘yes’ to the proposal about a new F-gas ordinance which was confirmed by the Council of Ministers in a vote on 14 April. As a result, the decision to phase out fluorised greenhouse gases (F-gases) has come into force which is predicted to have a positive effect on Beijer Ref through the investments in new technology which the end customers will gradually need to make. Beijer Ref is well prepared for this changeover to environment friendly refrigerants and is looking forward with confidence to the business opportunities which the new F-gas ordinance will involve. Risk assessmentThe operations of the Beijer Ref Group are affected by a number of external factors, the effects of which on the Group’s operating profit can be controlled to a varying degree. The Group’s operation is dependent on the general economic trend, especially in Europe, which controls the demand for Beijer Ref’s products and services. Acquisitions are normally linked with risks such as, for example, staff defection. Other operating risks, such as agency and supplier agreements, product responsibility and delivery undertaking, technical development, warranties, dependence on individuals, etc., are continually being analysed and, when necessary, action is taken to reduce the Group’s risk exposure. In its operation, Beijer Ref is exposed to financial risks such as currency risk, interest risk and liquidity risk. The parent company’s risk picture is the same as that of the Group. For further information see the Group’s Annual Report. Financial information- The Six-Month Report for 2014 will be published on 18 July 2014.- The Nine-Month Report for 2014 will be published on 22 October 2014.- The Year-end Report for 2014 will be published in February 2015.- The Annual Report for 2014 will be published in April 2015. The Annual Meeting of shareholders will be held on 24 April 2014. Malmö, 23 April 2014G & L Beijer AB (publ)Per Bertland, CEO For further information, please contact:Per Bertlandswitchboard +46 40-35 89 00, mobile +46 705-98 13 73 Jonas Lindqvist, CFOswitchboard +46 40-35 89 00, mobile +46 705-90 89 04 This interim report has not been the subject of examination by the company’s auditors. Reporting principlesThis interim report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, the Annual Accounts Act and RFR 2. G & L Beijer continues to apply the same accounting principles and valuation methods as those described in the latest Annual Report, with the exception of what is stated below. The Group’s operation is split into operating segments based on how the company’s chief operating decision maker, i.e. the President, monitors the operation. A decision has been taken about a new segment classification when, as from 1 January 2014, the highest executive decision maker monitors the operation based on the following segments: South Europe, Central Europe, the Nordic Countries, Eastern Europe and the Rest of the World. New and changed standards applicable as of 1 January 2014 are not expected to have any material effect on the financial position of either the group or the parent company.

JSE chooses integrated clearing technology from Cinnober

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) (http://www.cinnober.com/customer/jse) has selected Cinnober as its partner for the development of a new multi-asset clearing technology platform. The JSE, among the world’s top 20 exchanges in terms of market capitalization, currently uses different clearing technologies for different asset classes. The new multi-asset platform, based on Cinnober’s high-performance and well-proven TRADExpress RealTime Clearing system (http://www.cinnober.com/tradexpress-realtime-clearing?utm_source=email&utm_medium=hyperlink&utm_campaign=RTC-JSE), will phase out the current clearing technology at the JSE in support of the JSE’s strategic focus on integrated clearing and settlement. With its speed and its capacity for handling very large transaction volumes, the system meets the varied needs of demanding market¬places, offering sophisticated functionality for clearing all exchange-traded asset classes. “Modern clearing requirements and the evolving regulatory landscape result in significant technology demands for exchanges worldwide,” comments JSE’s CIO, Riaan van Wamelen. “The project we are embarking on seeks to process all asset classes from all markets on a single integrated solution and will enable our strategy for growth. We are excited to partner with Cinnober in order to prepare for the future.” As a pioneer in developing real-time clearing systems, Cinnober has solid experience in delivering clearing solutions to leading exchanges and marketplaces around the world. Current large integration projects underway include LME Clear (http://www.cinnober.com/newsletter/lme-selects-clearing-technology%20) and the Brazilian BM&FBOVESPA (http://www.cinnober.com/newsletter/clearing-way-brazil). “This is a major milestone for Cinnober and we’re very proud that the largest African marketplace has signed up for our integrated clearing platform for their complete suite of six asset classes,” says Cinnober’s CEO, Veronica Augustsson. “JSE is an important national exchange with significant influence in the region, and places high demands on modern technology with high quality and true real-time capacity.” The JSE is Africa’s premier exchange with over 125 years of trading history. Over this period, the JSE has evolved from a traditional floor-based equities trading market to a modern securities exchange providing fully electronic trading, clearing and settlement in equities, financial, interest rate and commodity derivatives and bonds, as well as FX products. JSE Ltd, operator of the exchange, listed on its own Main Board in 2006. Cinnober is an independent, world-leading supplier of financial technology to marketplaces and clearinghouses. The client list consists of major global players with extreme demands for reliability and performance, including names such as BM&FBOVESPA, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, the London Metal Exchange, LME Clear, Quadriserv, MarkitSERV and the Stock Exchange of Thailand. For further information or discussion, please contact: Fredrik BacklundHead of Corporate CommunicationsCinnober Financial TechnologyTel. +46-73 403 12 39fredrik.backlund@cinnober.com Michelle JoubertHead of Group CommunicationsJSETel. +27 11 5207080michellej@jse.co.za About the JSEThe Johannesburg Stock Exchange is based in South Africa where it has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for 125 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets. The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalization and is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The JSE offers a fully electronic, efficient, secure market with world class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management. www.jse.co.za About Cinnober Financial TechnologyCinnober provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers. Cinnober’s solutions are largely based on the TRADExpress™ Platform, incorporating everything needed for mission-critical solutions in terms of performance, robustness and flexibility. The portfolio of offerings (http://www.cinnober.com/solutions-marketplaces-and-clearinghouses) includes price discovery and matching, real-time risk management, clearing and settlement, index calculation, data distribution and surveillance. Cinnober’s customers include BM&FBOVESPA, Deutsche Börse, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, Eurex, London Metal Exchange, LME Clear, Markit BOAT, MarkitSERV, NYSE Liffe and Stock Exchange of Thailand. For additional information, please visit www.cinnober.com

Citi appointed depositary for SEB’s ADR Programme

SEB’s ADR programme trades in the US over-the-counter (OTC) market, under the symbol “SKVKY”. Each ADR represents 1 ordinary share. SEB’s ordinary shares are listed and trade on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol “SEB A”. Ulf Grunnesjö, SEB’s Head of Investor Relations, said, “SEB has a substantial overseas investor base and we are excited about the prospect of working with Citi to gain further access to U.S. investors through the ADR programme.” Dirk Jones, Global Head of Client Sales Management at Citi said, “By establishing a sponsored level 1 ADR programme, SEB has signaled its commitment to securing further investment from US investors. We are very pleased to have been selected as depositary bank by SEB, and through our outstanding IR initiatives, we are confident that we can assist them in fulfilling the goals that they have set for the programme.” For more information on Citi’s Depositary Receipt Services, visit www.citi.com/dr. About CitiCiti, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi has been in the Nordic countries since the 1970s, with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi About SEBSEB is a leading Nordic financial services group. As a relationship bank, SEB in Sweden and the Baltic countries offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Germany the bank's operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB's business is reflected in its presence in some 20 countries worldwide. On December 31, 2013, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 2,485 billion while its assets under management totalled SEK 1,475 billion. The Group has about 16,000 employees. For more information about SEB, please visit www.sebgroup.com Citi Media Contacts: London: Capucine Boncenne   +44 (0)20 7508 9355   capucine.boncenne@citi.com Stockholm: Anneli Sundström +46 (0)70 250 35 91 anneli.sundstrom@citi.com SEB Investor Enquiries: Ulf Grunnesjö, Head +468 763 8501ulf.grunnesjo@seb.se (mailto:)of InvestorRelations

AAK – Another record high operating profit and double digit profit growth for all business areas

· A record high operating profit for a first quarter which reached SEK 287 million (242), an improvement of 19 percent compared to the corresponding quarter in 2013.   · Volumes increased by 3 percent.   · Food Ingredients – reached an operating profit of SEK 174 million (158), an improvement of 10 percent.  · Chocolate & Confectionery Fats – improved operating profit by 38 percent and reported SEK 116 million (84).  · Technical Products & Feed – improved operating profit by 12 percent and reported SEK 29 million (25).  · Earnings per share increased by 21 percent, from SEK 3.78 to SEK 4.57.  · Return on Capital Employed (ROCE), calculated on a rolling 12 months basis, was 16.8 percent (16.4 at 31 December 2013).  · During the first quarter 2014 AAK decided to commence construction of a new plant in Brazil.  · AAK announced on April 9, 2014 the acquisition of the oils and fats business of CSM Benelux NV in Merksem. “Based on AAK’s customer value propositions for health and reduced costs, and our customer product co-development and solutions approach, we continue to remain prudently optimistic about the future. The main drivers are the continued positive underlying development in Food Ingredients and the continued improvement in Chocolate & Confectionery Fats”, said Arne Frank, CEO and President. For further information, please contact: Fredrik Nilsson Anders ByströmCFO Director External Accounting & Investor RelationsPhone: + 46 40 627 83 34 Phone: +46 40 627 83 32Mobile: + 46 708 95 22 21 Mobile: +46 709 88 56 13 The information is that which AarhusKarlshamn AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on April 23, 2014 at 11 am CET.   AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) is one of the world’s leading producers of high value-added speciality vegetable oils and fats solutions. These oils and fats solutions are characterized by a high level of technological content and innovation. AAK`s solutions are used as substitute for butter-fat and cocoa butter, trans-free and low saturated solutions but also addressing other customer. AAK has production facilities in Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. Further AAK has also toll manufacturing operations in Russia and Malaysia. The company is organized in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate and Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. AAK’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, within the Large Cap segment. Further information on AAK can be found on the company’s website www.aak.com.

Sustainability − an important aspect of Scania’s business strategy

By taking a holistic view of Scania’s role in mobility and the logistics flow, Scania can create greater value for customers, shareholders, the company and society. The key to realizing this value, the report underlines, is to integrate sustainability throughout the organization, in the business strategy and along the value chain. How Scania is achieving this is the key theme of this year’s report. “It’s crystal clear to me that future growth in our sector must be different. We need to chase down every opportunity we have to shift the sustainable transport needle, cut carbon, improve logistics flows and make clean mobility easier”, says Martin Lundstedt, Scania’s President and CEO. “I’m convinced that sustainable transport is profitable transport – and Scania’s focus on sustainability leadership is delivering good business results.” The report underlines three focus areas that contribute to Scania’s leadership striving: Proactively engage in transforming the transport industry; raise standards and address risks in emerging markets, embed sustainability across our organisation. Report highlights: · Scania production and logistics operations defined a 2020 target to halve its energy use per manufactured vehicle, using 2010 as its baseline. · Increased sales of Ecolution by Scania, which is a toolbox of services that help customers dramatically reduce cost and carbon footprint while improving road safety. At the end of 2013 more than 3,000 Ecolution by Scania vehicles were on the road. · Increased focus on gender diversity. In 2014, Scania's global management teams will identify and initiate actions to increase the share of women in executive positions, setting clear targets for change. · Developed an updated sustainable sourcing program, formally adopted by the Executive Board in 2014. · Scania was listed among Corporate Knights’ Global 100 most sustainable companies in the world (http://scania.com/media/pressreleases/N14005EN.aspx). · Scania produced its first Integrated Annual Report this year, highlighting the importance sustainability has for the company’s long-term business success (http://scania.com/media/pressreleases/N14022EN.aspx). Scania’s Sustainability Report 2013 is available at www.scania.com/sustainability. For more information, please contact Jens Schlyter, Public and Environmental Affairs, tel. +46 8 553 535 20.

Beloved BBC Documentary Bought Back To Life

The hugely popular ‘Touching the Elephant’ (http://www.rockethouse.co.uk/Elephant/) recording is now available on CD or to download for the first time since its initial broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997. The documentary was well loved by listeners young and old, reflected in the decision to use it as an official representative for the BBC’s 90 by 90, marketed as ‘the biggest broadcasting event in our 90 year history.’ The much anticipated re-release of the recording means everyone has an opportunity to experience one of the most emotional broadcasts in BBC recording history. The programme's idea comes from an ancient Indian fable about a group of blind men who undergo a first time encounter with an elephant. As the men cannot see it, they use the sense of touch to establish what it could be. The man feeling the elephant’s leg suggests it may be a pillar while the man touching the tusk suggests it is a spear. There are age-old debates as to the meaning of the story, some interpreting it as an illustration of the benefits of shared knowledge while others think it shows humans can never agree on anything. In this radio version it was truly fascinating when the experiment was repeated in a modern day scenario and four blind people were introduced to the majestic animal. The four participants, a child, a female guide dog trainer, an IT expert and a piano tuner, were taken to London Zoo and were able to meet and touch an elephant with their own hands. It was a humbling and poignant radio moment, the excitement of delight of the participants pulling at the heartstrings of all who were listening.  The Bishop of Bath and Wells was one of many to praise the event, saying 'The ecstasy of touching the elephant sounded like the ecstasy of touching the hem of God's garment.' John Humphries of the Today Programme is also an avid fan, describing the broadcast as 'a wonderful programme.'  The documentary was a life affirming broadcast that embodied the essence of radio as a medium capable of captivating the imagination. The programme received critical acclaim from an array of different listeners claiming a varied list of emotions. Some gained resounding insight into how life is experienced by the blind, some gained religious inspiration and some were given the gift of realising how important it is to value life and exercise gratitude. The revival of the programme is a wonderful chance for the public to relive the famous broadcast and introduce the recording to those who did not have the opportunity to tune in to BBC R4 at the time. New opinions and interpretations will in turn be formed, allowing ‘Touching the Elephant’ to continue its celebrated status as one of the most fascinating documentaries ever to be broadcast on radio.Journalists can listen to the full 25' ‘Touching the Elephant’ at a press page http://www.rockethouse.co.uk/Elephant/. (Please do not post or print the website address).  CDs are also available by request.   The public can buy CDs or downloads at Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008PGM4JQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B008PGM4JQ&linkCode=as2&tag=book080-21), Amazon MP3 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009DA80OQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B009DA80OQ&linkCode=as2&tag=book080-21) or iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/touching-the-elephant/id563309183?i=563309546). 

K12 Releases New AP® Exam Review Apps for Mobile Devices

Herndon, VA April 23, 2014 - Students who are preparing for the upcoming AP® exams now have a new tool to assist them. K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a leading provider of online learning solutions for grades K through 12, has just released a new AP® Exam Review Flashcard mobile app on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ap-exam-review-flashcards/id849314392?mt=8), Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.k12.APExamReviewFlashcards.lite) and the Amazon AppStore (http://www.amazon.com/AP-Exam-Review-Flashcards-LITE/dp/B00JLPVY00). A companion to the comprehensive AP® Exam Prep Apps (http://www.k12.com/mobile-apps/AP) released in March, the new AP® Exam Review Flashcards (http://www.k12.com/mobile-apps/AP) app lets students use their phone or tablet to do rapid reviews of key terms and concepts using a familiar flashcard format. Content for 12 popular AP® courses is contained in a single app. Students select an AP subject, pick the topics to practice, and can choose from a 10-card quick ‘blitz’ mode or a longer reviews on selected topics. Cards cover key terms, people, places, definitions, formulas, and concepts based on the official AP course outline. , Students can swipe cards into the “Got It” or “Study Again” piles. A built-in Stats view shows a topic-by-topic summary of what they’ve mastered, and users can adjust card timer, frequency, and randomization in the Settings panel.   Courses included in the app are: · AP Biology · AP Calculus AB · AP Calculus BC · AP English Language and Composition · AP English Literature and Composition · AP Environmental Science · AP European History · AP Psychology · AP Statistics · AP U.S. Government and Politics · AP U.S. History · AP World History The AP® Exam Review Flashcards app offers between 150 and 1230 flashcards per course and is ideal for studying on-the-go or for last-minute review prior to the exams. A Lite version of the AP® Exam Review Flashcards app is free to download on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ap-exam-review-flashcards/id849314392?mt=8), Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.k12.APExamReviewFlashcards.lite) and the Amazon AppStore (http://www.amazon.com/AP-Exam-Review-Flashcards-LITE/dp/B00JLPVY00). Students or teachers can unlock all the cards for just the course they need for only $2.99-3.99 per course. For teachers or schools with many AP offerings, a “full” version of the app with all 6,000+ cards unlocked in all 12 courses is available for or $34.99. A 50% discount is also available on the “full” product for schools which purchase through the Apple Volume Purchase Program. While the AP® Exam Review Flashcard app is great for quick review on the go, students or teachers looking for more robust exam prep should try the 24 apps in the AP® Exam Prep Series (http://www.k12.com/mobile-apps/AP). Specifically designed to be used on 7” or 10” devices like iPads, Kindle Fires, Google or Samsung tablets, the AP® Exam Prep apps are available for 12 popular AP subjects and provide an intuitive, highly organized topic-by-topic review of every concept on the AP-approved course outline. As with the AP® Exam Review Flashcards app, a Lite version of the AP® Exam Prep App is available for a free trial on iTunes, GooglePlay and the Amazon AppStore. The AP® Exam Review Flashcards app joins a portfolio of 51 mobile apps, 19 online AP courses and more than 550 other online courses and titles available from K12, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a company best known for the rigorous and high-quality online curriculum used by virtual public and private schools throughout the country. K12 Inc. curriculum and programs have been recipients of a wide variety of awards, including Parents’ Choice Award, Association of Education Publishers Golden Lamp Award and Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award. K12 mobile apps have been downloaded over 1 million times by students and teachers around the world. About K12 Inc.K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN (http://investors.k12.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=214389&p=irol-IRHome)) is leading the transformation to individualized learning as the nation's foremost provider of technology-powered proprietary online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. K12 has worked with over 2,000 school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 provides curricula, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. More information can be found at K12.com.

Studsvik’s Interim Report for January – March 2014

·In March Studsvik concluded the sale of the waste treatment operations in the USA. Comparative figures for sales and earnings exclude the divested operations. ·Sales for the first quarter were SEK 219.7 (250.9) million, a decrease in local currencies of 15.6 per cent. ·The operating profit for the first quarter was SEK 5.3 (7.3) million. ·Cash flow after investments was SEK –18.4 (–32.6) million +----------------+----------+----------+-------------+| |Jan |Jan |Full year2013|| |-March2014|-March2013| || | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Sales, SEK |219.7 |250.9 |1,001.3 ||million | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Operating |5.3 |7.3 |16.0 ||profit, SEK | | | ||million | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Profit after |1.6 |–0.2 |–22.9 ||tax, SEK million| | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Profit per share|0.20 |–0.02 |–2.78 ||after tax, SEK | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Cash flow after |–18.4 |–32.6 |–44.7 ||investments, | | | ||SEK million* | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Equity per |33.95 |56.39 |34.83 ||share, SEK | | | ||million | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Interest bearing|86.5 |151.1 |155.7 ||net debt, SEK | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|Net debt/equity |31.1 |32.6 |54.4 ||ratio, % | | | |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+|*Refers to total ||operations.There ||is a new ||organization ||from January 1, ||2014. The report ||presents ||operations in ||accordance with ||that. |+----------------+----------+----------+-------------+ The year-end report will be presented at a telephone conference call according to separate distributed invitation at 2:30 PM today. Please read the full year-end report in the attached file. Facts about Studsvik Studsvik offers a range of advanced technical services to the international nuclear power industry in such areas as waste treatment, consultancy services and fuel and materials technology. The company has over 65 years’ experience of nuclear technology and radiological services. Studsvik has 1,000 employees in 7 countries and the company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Studsvik is publishing this information pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The Information was released for public disclosure on April 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM CET. www.studsvik.com

Interim Report January-March 2014: Increased Sales and Improved Operating Profit

· Net sales rose by 6% to 346.1 MSEK (327.7).  · Operating profit increased by 6% to 26.2 MSEK (24.7).  · Profit after tax amounted to 15.1 MSEK (16.8).  · Earnings per share were SEK 0.80 (0.82).  · New reporting structure means that Automation and HMI Products are merged into the Industrial Automation Solutions (IAS) business area.   COMMENTS FROM FREDRIK JÖNSSON, CEO “The first quarter of 2014 confirmed the cautiously positive trend in the second half of 2013, with increased sales and improved operating profit in the quarter. Order intake remained unchanged in the period, for reasons including non-recurring effects. At the same time, progress shows that the recovery is slow and that uncertainty remains on some markets and in certain segments. Group sales also varied across different markets. While the US made very brisk progress, sales in the Nordics declined. The rest of Europe and Asia returned positive growth overall. The IDC business area continued to make convincing progress in terms of order intake, sales and operating profit. IDC continues its global success in the rail segment, receiving major orders from China, Poland and Finland. Network Solutions won several large orders on key European markets. While Train and Network Solutions are continuing to make extensive investments in product development, Beijer Electronics has also established a Wireless development center in Taiwan to meet growing demand for wireless communication solutions. As previously announced, Beijer Electronics started presenting its reporting in two business areas, Industrial Automation Solutions (IAS) and Industrial Data Communication (IDC), from Q1, 2014 onwards. IDC comprises Westermo and Korenix, which focus on the market for industrial data communication. IAS comprises the former business areas HMI Products and Automation, and address the industrial automation market. The IAS business area made mixed progress in the first quarter. Sales increased and order intake fell, while operating profit was somewhat lower. The US and China made positive progress. The Nordics and the rest of Europe were more hesitant as a result of factors including planned inventory reductions by some of its major customers. On the whole, we consider that the underlying market is gradually stabilizing. If the trend continues, there are grounds for a degree of optimism for the full year 2014.”   INVITATION TO CONFERENCE CALL Today, April 23, 2014, a conference call will be held for press and analysts where President and CEO Fredrik Jönsson present the company and comment on the report. Time:  Wednesday April 23, at 2.30 p.m. CET To participate in the conference please dial:   From Sweden: +46 850598261From UK: +44 2076602080 To access the presentation please use this link:https://www.anywhereconference.com/?Conference=137351236&PIN=701748 The report and the presentation will be available at Beijer Electronics’ website www.beijergroup.com under Investors/Presentations. A recording of the conference call will  also be available here after the event. Welcome!

Interim report January-March 2014

“The first quarter was a good one for Trelleborg. Once again, both operating profit and operating margin set new all-time records, reaching the highest levels ever for the Group in a single quarter. The Group reported organic sales growth of 2 percent, with variation among our business areas.“We can see that our cost and capital-efficiency programs are continuing to yield favorable results, and the integration and development of our acquired companies are progressing satisfactorily.“Efforts to generate growth via organic initiatives and bolt-on acquisitions are ongoing. We are also focusing intently on making it easy for customers to do business with us. To succeed in this endeavor, we must be innovative and at the forefront in terms of the use of new technologies in our interaction with customers. Combined with a focus on innovation in several dimensions, this forms the basis for increased value creation and our position as a premium partner to our customers.“The market outlook remains difficult to predict. As yet, we have not received any indication of a general improvement in the demand situation. For the second quarter, our overall assessment is that demand will be on par with the first quarter of the year. We are continuing to carefully monitor the economic developments and are maintaining high preparedness to address fluctuating market conditions,” says Peter Nilsson, President and CEO.First quarterNet sales for the first quarter of 2014 increased by 4 percent (decrease: 6) and totaled SEK 5,594 M (5,394). Organic sales increased by 2 percent (decrease: 5). Effects of structural changes represented positive growth of approximately 1 percent (4) while the effects of exchange-rate movements were a positive 1 percent (neg: 5).Operating profit, excluding the participation in TrelleborgVibracoustic and items affecting comparability, rose by 22 percent to SEK 779 M (639), equivalent to an operating margin of 13.9 percent (11.8), the Group’s highest ever for a single quarter.Items affecting comparability amounted to an expense of SEK 18 M (expense: 37), which was fully attributable to previously announced restructuring programs.Operating profit in the quarter for TrelleborgVibracoustic, excluding items affecting comparability, rose 38 percent to EUR 39 M (28), corresponding to an operating margin of 8.6 percent (6.6).Trelleborg’s participation in TrelleborgVibracoustic, including negative items affecting comparability of SEK 27 M (neg: 11), amounted to SEK 133 M before tax (110).Earnings per share rose 27 percent to SEK 2.29 (1.81).Operating cash flow amounted to SEK 367 M (1).Market outlook for the second quarter of 2014Demand is expected to be on a par with the first quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variations.For further information, please contact:Media: Vice President Media Relations Karin Larsson, +46 (0)410 67015, +46 (0)733 747015, karin.larsson@trelleborg.comInvestors/analysts: Vice President IR Christofer Sjögren, +46 (0)410 67068, +46 (0)708 665140, christofer.sjogren@trelleborg.comThis is information of the type that Trelleborg AB (publ) is obligated to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was issued for publication on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 13:00 CET.

Columbus Calling On London Fashion Meets Music and Fashion Meets Music Festival Integrate Offerings

Fashion Meets Music (FMM) currently on its European Tour, announces its collaboration with Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) a Columbus Ohio based Music & Fashion Festival. FMM was established in Los Angeles, California in 2006 to showcase emerging designers, artists and talent; followed by the UK in 2009 to provide a platform for creatives in the form of Events, Pop Up Shops and Workshops. FMMF 2014 is the nation’s largest and most provocative music and fashion event, fusing two complimentary art forms as one entertainment platform. The collaboration of FMM and FMMF will celebrate both art forms, fostering a lifestyle of self-expression, unboxed in one location Columbus, Ohio, Labor Day Weekend August 29th-31st.  FMM UK will import its experience and expertise to the United States with an array of British music and designer talent, bringing an international flavor to the FMMF marketplace, which will showcase local, regional, national and now international brands. 3 days, 2 loves, 1 place - Unboxed in Columbus, Ohio, Labor Day Weekend 2014. Promotional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADR3a1C93Yg Website - www.fmmf.us Website - www.fashionmeetsmusic.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/fmmfestival Twitter - https://twitter.com/officialfmm Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fmmfestival Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/officialfashionmeetsmusic

MMR launches packaging impact and optimisation assessment tool via new partnership with ZappiStore

MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) is partnering with ZappiStore, the automated online market research platform, for the launch of its new Impackt Lite™ packaging research service. Brandowners, packaging designers and packaging manufacturers can assess the impact of new packaging designs and optimise their new packs prior to launch, by conducting targeted surveys via the ZappiStore web-based service (www.zappistore.com/). This is complementary to MMR’s existing suite of consumer insight tools and it is hoped that this will increase the use of research in the packaging innovation process. The Impackt Lite™ self-service research offer has been carefully put together to MMR’s specification to provide clients with a limited but scientifically robust, quantitative and accurate method for assessing likely success. “MMR sees the offer of Impackt Lite™, via ZappiStore, as a ground-breaking addition to the suite of research options available and a response to particular client situations where budgets are tight and timelines short,” says Mat Lintern, global MD of MMR Research Worldwide. “While our focus remains directed at accurate and high quality research getting to the very heart of consumer decision making, MMR is always open to embracing opportunities where advanced technology can help to make the right solutions available to a wider audience at low cost and within rapid timescales. “We hope that the availability of Impackt Lite™ will lead to a rapid increase in early stage packaging research and help keep pack change projects on track, reduce lead times and most importantly, will help our clients use the voice of the consumer to make better decisions,” concludes Lintern. How it works In a simple process, customers are asked to upload the packaging designs to be tested, customise an in-built advanced questionnaire, and finally choose the sample size and definition to invite the right people to participate. As soon as this is confirmed, the research starts immediately behind the scenes. The data is analysed via an automated process built to MMR’s design. A comprehensive report is made available to the client via a web-based dashboard giving clear summaries of the findings that can be easily and confidently interpreted by client or agency-based marketing and research teams.  At all times, the client can choose to ask for support from MMR researchers, who will then provide advice, online, by telephone, or with a more comprehensive full service approach, if required. Impackt Lite™ is available now in UK, USA, France, Germany, China & Japan – with the possibility to extend into Australia and Canada in the future. It is available directly to ZappiStore customers as well as part of MMR’s full service offer to its own clients. The service is complementary to MMR’s existing suite of services covering product, packaging, concept and retail parts of the marketing mix across all its cores sectors of food, beverage, personal & household care.  All MMR’s existing methods continue to be available, including face to face research, eye-tracking and facial coding techniques.  - Ends - Notes to editors A video explaining the new offer is available on You Tube via this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqx4dpsR0fU&feature=youtu.be About MMR Research Worldwide MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) is a leading research partner for food, drink, and household and personal care companies with offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and China. With profound expertise in sensory research, product testing, packaging innovation, NPD and emotion-based research, MMR provides innovative, creative and scientifically-robust research and is a trusted advisor on all product, brand and packaging strategy decisions. MMR’s clients have access to a variety of unique proprietary research assets including Brandphonics® – an approach to identify what influences consumer choice – and in-house sensory facilities. MMR is part of the MMR Group which is a privately-owned research company employing approximately 200 people. Founded in 1989 by Professor David Thomson, the Group is headquartered in Oxfordshire, UK. www.mmr-research.com. Shortlisted as Best Agency with a turnover under £20million in Research Magazine’s Research Awards 2012. About ZappiStore ZappiStore is setting out to be the app store of the market research world. It is the place clients can go to when they need consumer and business insight. Somewhere where they benefit from the best thinking from the world of market research and access that thinking in a very timely and cost effective way. With a growing product portfolio which includes research and insight solutions to a range of business issues from ad testing, packaging screening, concept testing, new product development, brand planning to brand equity, for fashion designers, car manufacturers and soft drinks companies. We help create and then distribute these solutions globally. Learn more at www.zappistore.com. Press Enquiries Claire Dumbreck, Propel Technology, Unit 4, Manor Farm Offices, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, UK, CV47 2YY. +44 (0)1295 770 602 / +44 (0) 7768 773857. claire@propel-technology.com

PostNord 2014 Annual General Meeting

In his speech to the AGM, PostNord President & Group CEO Håkan Ericsson reported on subjects including the group’s situation and priorities going forward. He also stated that, when the group’s priorities were subject to a thorough review, it became increasingly clear that PostNord had a less-than-optimal operational model. As a result, there were some sub-optimizations and the group was not meeting its customers with an integrated offer. Accordingly, a new organizational structure was introduced as of March 31st, with country units responsible for production and sales in each country. Product and service ownership was also placed with two new business areas: Mail & Communication and Logistics. The business areas will be responsible for developing and packaging attractive offers for all of the group’s businesses. More efficient working practices were introduced when the new organization came into effect on March 31st, including fewer management levels and less administration. A strategic corporate unit for e-commerce was simultaneously established to increase focus and concentrate efforts on the group’s offer for this growth area. PostNord AB (publ), owned 40% by the Danish State and 60% by the Swedish State, is the parent company of PostNord Group. Votes are allocated 50/50 between the owners. The Danish State was represented at the AGM by Michael Birch, Director at the Danish Ministry of Transport, and Christine Leandersson, First Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Resolutions adopted by the annual general meeting: The AGM adopted the income statement and balance sheets and the consolidated income statement and balance sheets for 2013. The AGM approved the Board’s proposal to distribute a dividend of SEK 0.0644 per share, for a total of SEK 128.8 million, to shareholders. The Board of Directors and the President & CEO were discharged from liability for financial year 2013. The Board presented its proposed guidelines for determining compensation for executives, which were approved by the AGM. The AGM approved the proposals on remuneration to the Board for the period through the 2015 AGM. The AGM also resolved that no Board of committee fees will be paid to members employed by the Government Offices, and that auditor fees shall be paid upon invoice approval. The AGM resolved that the Board of Directors shall be comprised of eight AGM-elected members and no deputies. Jens Moberg was re-elected as Chairman of the Board. The AGM re-elected Board members Mats Abrahamsson, Gunnel Duveblad, Christian Ellegaard, Sisse Fjelsted Rasmussen, Torben Janholt and Anitra Steen. The AGM elected Magnus Skåninger as new Board member. Magnus is Assistant Undersecretary and heads the Unit for State-owned Enterprises at the Swedish Ministry of Finance. The AGM also re-elected auditing firm KPMG AB as auditor for the period through the close of the 2015 annual general meeting. The AGM resolved to adopt the following financial targets: Capital structure target: Net debt ratio of 10-50 percent. Net debt ratio is defined as net debt divided by equity. Profitability target: Return on operating capital of 10.5 percent. Return on operating capital is defined as operating profit divided by average operating capital. Dividend policy: Dividend of 40-60 percent of net profit, with 50 percent as the norm. The dividend shall be justifiable in view of requirements imposed by the nature, scope and risks of the business on the size of equity and the company’s consolidation requirements, liquidity and general position. Ordinary dividends shall be 40-60 percent of net profit, with 50 percent as the norm. Dividends are distributed on condition that the net debt ratio after distribution does not exceed 50 percent. The financial targets are long-range and evaluated over a three- to five-year period. Changes in market conditions or the company’s operations may lead to a revision of the targets. Complete minutes of the annual general meeting and the speech from Håkan Ericsson, President & Group CEO will be available on PostNord’s website: www.postnord.com. PostNord AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on April 23, 2014.

Etrion Corporation Completes EUR 80 million Bond Issue

April 23, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Etrion Corporation (“Etrion” or the “Company”) (TSX: ETX / OMX: ETX), a solar independent power producer, announces the completion of its previously announced EUR 80 million senior secured bond issue in the Norwegian bond market. The new bonds have an annual interest rate of 8.0% and a bullet maturity in April 2019. The Company plans to list the new bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange within 30 days. Net proceeds from the bond issue will be used to refinance the Company’s existing EUR 60 million corporate bonds that pay 9.0% annual interest and mature April 2015 with ISIN NO0010607302 (“ETRION01 PRO”), as well as for general corporate purposes. The existing bonds have been called for redemption in accordance with their terms at a price of 101% of par plus accrued interest and will be redeemed on May 19, 2014. ABG Sundal Collier, Pareto Securities and Swedbank acted as joint lead managers for the bond issue. Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA acted as legal advisor to the joint lead managers, and Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP acted as Etrion’s legal advisors. About Etrion Etrion Corporation is an independent power producer that builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar power generation plants. Etrion owns 17 solar power plants in Italy with approximately 60 MW of installed capacity. Etrion is also developing greenfield solar power projects in Chile and Japan. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange in Sweden under ticker symbol “ETX”. Etrion’s largest shareholder is the Lundin family, which owns approximately 24% of the Company’s shares directly and through various trusts.  For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.etrion.com or contact: Pamela Chouamier – Investor Relations Telephone: +41 (22) 715 20 90 Etrion discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 17.00 CET on April 23, 2014. IMPORTANT INFORMATION The information above is not intended for, and may not be distributed to or be published in, directly or indirectly, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, or any other jurisdiction where this would require registrations measures or would constitute a breach of law. The information above does not contain or constitute an invitation or an offer to acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise trade in shares or other securities in the Company (“the securities”). Nor does it constitute a prospectus under the terms in Directive 2003/71/EC. No securities are or will be registered in accordance with the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) or any provincial act in Canada or any legislation in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. The securities may therefore not, directly or indirectly, be sold, resold, offered for sale, delivered or spread within or to any of these jurisdictions, or to any person located there at that point of time or resident there, or on account of such person, and further not to or within any other jurisdiction where such measure would violate the laws of the jurisdiction or require registrations measures, other than in accordance with an applicable exemption. A failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of the Securities Act or laws applicable in other jurisdictions. ABG Sundal Collier, Pareto Securities and Swedbank are acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the bond issue referred to herein (the “Private Placement”) and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Private Placement and/or any other matter referred to in this announcement. ABG Sundal Collier, Pareto Securities and Swedbank accept no responsibility whatsoever and make no representation or warranty, express or implied, for the contents of this announcement, including its accuracy, completeness or verification or for any other statement made or purported to be made by it, or on its behalf, in connection with the Private Placement and nothing in this announcement is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or future. FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements relating to the anticipated listing of the new bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange) constitute forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking information, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain the required approvals necessary to complete the listing of the bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

Press release from Trelleborg AB’s 2014 Annual General Meeting

Trelleborg AB’s Annual General Meeting was held on April 23, 2014 in Trelleborg. Approximately 650 shareholders attended the Meeting. The theme of CEO Peter Nilsson’s address was “Continued focus on leading positions”. The presentation summarized Trelleborg’s progress toward becoming a focused polymer Group and a world leader in engineered polymer solutions as well as the way the Group continues to strengthen its positions in selected market segments. Peter Nilsson also reported on the 2013 fiscal year and progress in the first quarter of 2014. A video of the CEO’s address at the Meeting (Swedish only), together with a transcript (Swedish and English), will be available shortly at www.trelleborg.com. The Annual General Meeting resolved on the following: Dividend In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors and the President, the Annual General Meeting resolved to pay a dividend of SEK 3.25 per share (3.00). The record date is April 28, which means that the dividend is expected to be distributed by Euroclear Sweden AB on May 2. Income statement and balance sheet The Meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet, and the consolidated income statement and balance sheet for 2013. The members of the Board and the President were discharged from personal liability for the 2013 fiscal year. Board of Directors and auditor In accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal, Hans Biörck, Jan Carlson, Claes Lindqvist, Sören Mellstig, Peter Nilsson, Bo Risberg, Nina Udnes Tronstad and Heléne Vibbleus were reelected. The Meeting elected Sören Mellstig as Chairman of the Board. The Company’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, with Mikael Eriksson as auditor in charge, was reelected for the period until the close of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Remuneration and remuneration principles In accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal, the Meeting decided that the total fees paid to the Board, excluding travel expenses, be SEK 3,760,000 (3,620,000), with SEK 1,150,000 (1,100,000) to be paid to the Chairman and SEK 435,000 (420,000) to be paid to each of those Board members elected by the Annual General Meeting who are not employed within the Trelleborg Group. The Meeting decided that the auditor’s fees be paid on a current account basis. In addition, the Meeting decided that fees paid to the members of the Audit Committee be SEK 150,000 (150,000) for the Chairman and SEK 100,000 (100,000) each for other members and that fees paid to members of the Remuneration Committee be SEK 50,000 (50,000) for each member. The Meeting also decided that fees paid to members of the Finance Committee be SEK 50,000 (no fees) for each member. In accordance with the Board’s proposal, the Meeting approved the remuneration principles for the President and senior executives. Decision on the Nomination Committee The Annual General Meeting approved the nomination process for the Nomination Committee as presented. Minutes from the Annual General Meeting will be published on www.trelleborg.com/The-Group/Corporate-Governance/Annual-General-Meeting/.

Events Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War in Atlanta Kick-Off Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, which was established to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Atlanta, is pleased to announce the kick-off event to this year’s celebrations. This kick-off will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3rd at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, 441 Freedom Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30307. The theme of this year’s events will be “Civil War to Civil Rights – Our 150 Year Journey.” The opening ceremonies include W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society, who will be the first of several guests to set the stage for the rest of the activities to come. The topic of Dr. Groce’s discussion will be Civil War Atlanta:  Why it Still Matters. Afterwards, visitors are invited to tour other participating venues around the city, which will have free tours and activities. Free trolleys will shuttle the visitors to and from the venues throughout the day, including Oakland Cemetery, the Grant Mansion, Cyclorama and the East Atlanta Village, which is the site of the battlefield. Schedules and maps will be provided. Kick-Off Events 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and guest speakers at the Jimmy Carter Library 12:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. Atlanta History Center will have a special exhibit on the war in Atlanta at the antebellum Grant Mansion, the headquarters of the Atlanta Preservation Center.  The exhibit is titled, Preserved on Glass: Photographs of Civil War Atlanta. These are views of Atlanta taken by Sherman's photographer, George N. Barnard. 1:00 p.m. Dedication of the new Civil War Monument in the East Atlanta Village 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sweet Auburn Tour led by the Atlanta Preservation Center 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tour of Fort Walker in Grant Park led by David Mitchell 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Oakland Cemetery Tour: Oakland and the Civil War 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. “Frontlines to Front Porch” an Illustrated tour of the battlefield in the East Atlanta Village 3:00 p.m. “Salute to Fallen Heroes” Georgia Armory Guard re-enactment at McPherson Monument All Day - Visit the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum in Grant Park to view a depiction of the Battle of Atlanta in the world’s largest oil painting  (Open 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) 5:00 p.m. Happy Hour on the Front Lines – Join re-enactors and others for refreshments in East Atlanta For more information, call the Sesquicentennial Commission: 404.330.6048.

Interim report January-March 2014

(Tables included in attached PDF) First quarter 2014 · Net sales increased 14% compared to previous quarter due to increased volumes and customer re-stocking. · Adjusted operating profit reached SEK 555 million. The increase from the previous quarter is mainly explained by no planned maintenance shutdowns in the quarter. · Synergies equivalent to an annual run-rate of approximately SEK 445 million were realised by the end of March. During the first quarter, synergies amounting to approximately SEK 110 million were realised. January-March 2014 compared with the same period in 2013 · The first quarter 2014 was the first comparable quarter after the combination of Billerud and Korsnäs. · In spite of slightly reduced local prices, net sales increased due to mix, volume and more favourable currency exchange rates. · During the year there has been intensive work with realising synergies and the effects are evident on the operating profit level that has improved with SEK 117 million. · Synergies of approximately SEK 78 million have impacted the quarter compared to the same period last year. Outlook · Demand and order situation is expected to remain stable during the second quarter 2014 for all business areas. · Average prices in local currency are anticipated to stay on current level for the second quarter 2014 for all business areas. · Wood prices are expected to stay on current level for the second quarter of 2014. · The target of approximately SEK 530 million in annual synergies and savings is unchanged, and is expected to be reached by the end of 2014. Comments by BillerudKorsnäs’ CEO Per Lindberg:First-quarter results provide evidence of strength “We have started the year in a good way by delivering a strong result for the first quarter without any major hick-ups in our operations. Our adjusted operating profit reached SEK 555 million and our margin was 10%. The cash flow was quite strong and we are back on a net debt/equity level of 0.78 even after the consolidation of Bomhus Energi AB. We experienced some price reductions compared to the previous quarter within the business areas Packaging Paper and Containerboard, primarily within the sack and fluting product groups. But the demand was good and mix, volume and currency improvement offset the price effects. The price pressure that we have anticipated from increased capacity on the market has not been realised yet and perhaps we have overestimated the impact. Time will tell. Our integration efforts are moving forward relentlessly and we continue to realise synergies as planned for 2014. The pace of realisation is expected to slow down though as the activities now mostly contain implementation of new systems and ways of working. Integration continues to be a high priority, and we are setting the foundation of a new common culture by starting implementation of our corporate values. In our quest to reach our long-term financial targets and 15-20% organic growth by 2018, we have stated that we within our financial policy would focus on restoring margins, pay down debt and manage our capital employed. I think we clearly show that we are moving forward on this path. We see improved margins as an effect of synergy realisation and our net debt/equity ratio has come down further. Our working capital improvement project is moving into implementation and many activities are being performed to reach a working capital level of 10% of sales. From our asset review we are developing the plans regarding our future asset structure, plans that will be communicated in due time.” BillerudKorsnäs’ President and CEO Per Lindberg and CFO Susanne Lithander will present the interim report at a press and analyst conference at 10.00 CET on Thursday 24 April 2014.Venue: Tändstickspalatset, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15, Stockholm, Sweden. For further information, please contact:Per Lindberg, President and CEO +46 (0)8 553 335 00Susanne Lithander, CFO, +46 (0)8 553 335 00 The information in this report is such that BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ) is obliged to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act and was submitted for publication at 07.00 CET on 24 April 2014. This report has been prepared in both a Swedish and an English version. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- BillerudKorsnäs – Packaging manufacturers and brand owners are offered added value in the form of brand-strengthening, productivity-boosting and environment-enhancing packaging solutions. BillerudKorsnäs has a world-leading market position within primary fibre-based packaging paper. The company has annual sales of around SEK 20 billion and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com

First-quarter results provide evidence of strength

CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q1 2014: “We have started the year in a good way by delivering a strong result for the first quarter without any major hick-ups in our operations. Our adjusted operating profit reached SEK 555 million and our margin was 10%. The cash flow was quite strong and we are back on a net debt/equity level of 0.78 even after the consolidation of Bomhus Energi AB. We experienced some price reductions compared to the previous quarter within the business areas Packaging Paper and Containerboard, primarily within the sack and fluting product groups. But the demand was good and mix, volume and currency improvement offset the price effects. The price pressure that we have anticipated from increased capacity on the market has not been realised yet and perhaps we have overestimated the impact. Time will tell. Our integration efforts are moving forward relentlessly and we continue to realise synergies as planned for 2014. The pace of realisation is expected to slow down though as the activities now mostly contain implementation of new systems and ways of working. Integration continues to be a high priority, and we are setting the foundation of a new common culture by starting implementation of our corporate values. In our quest to reach our long-term financial targets and 15-20% organic growth by 2018, we have stated that we within our financial policy would focus on restoring margins, pay down debt and manage our capital employed. I think we clearly show that we are moving forward on this path. We see improved margins as an effect of synergy realisation and our net debt/equity ratio has come down further. Our working capital improvement project is moving into implementation and many activities are being performed to reach a working capital level of 10% of sales. From our asset review we are developing the plans regarding our future asset structure, plans that will be communicated in due time.” For further information, please contact: Per Lindberg, President and CEO +46 (0)8 553 335 00Susanne Lithander, CFO, +46 (0)8 553 335 00 The information is such that BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ) is obligated to publish under the Swedish Securities Market Act. Submitted for publication at 07.02 CET, 24 April 2014.

First quarter: January–March 2014

· Revenue for Mobile search grew organically by 94% (100%). · Total multiscreen revenue (Desktop search, Mobile search and Campaign products) rose organically by 3% (4%). · 44% of total product and company searches performed via mobile channel in Q1. · Organic revenues decreased by 7% (-7%). Total operating revenue amounted to SEK 792 M (886), a decrease of 11%. · EBITDA amounted to SEK 227 M (170), including capital gains of SEK 62 M. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to 169 M (183) and was negatively effected by approximately SEK 9 M in costs for synthetic shares. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 21.3% (20.7%). Earnings were charged with SEK 4 M (13) in restructuring costs. · Income for the period amounted to SEK 71 M (89). · Earnings per common share were SEK 0.59 (0.75). · Operating cash flow was negative SEK 53 M (88). Cash flow decreased as a result of a lower pace of customer penetration work during the first quarter and as a result of payments for restructuring measures that were expensed during the fourth quarter of 2013. Events during the first quarter · Eniro further concentrated its business towards digital local search with the divestments of InTouch and Scandinavia Online AS in Norway. Capital gains during the first quarter amounted to approximately SEK 62 M. · Eniro launched a new, significantly improved search service that features a number of new functionalities and marketable products. · Eniro entered into a franchise partnership in United Arab Emirates with Etisalat, the world’s 13th largest telecom operator. Through the agreement, Eniro will broaden its revenue base and take a step towards offering external companies active in other geographic markets the opportunity to license Eniro’s local search platform. For more information, please contact:Johan Lindgren, President and CEO, Tel +46 8 553 310 01Cecilia Lannebo, Head of Investor Relations, Tel: +46 722 208 277, email: cecilia.lannebo@eniro.com The information is such that Eniro AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 CET on April 25, 2014.

Axis: Interim report January – March 2014

The first quarter · Net sales increased by 15 percent during the first quarter to SEK 1,129 M (982). Net sales increased by 15 percent in local currencies. · Operating profit decreased to SEK 72 M (89), which corresponds to an operating margin of 6.4 percent (9.1). · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 52 M (66). · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.75 (0.95). President’s message“Due to lower than expected sales during the end of the period, the earnings trend was weaker than anticipated. Eastern Europe has been clearly affected by the unrest in Russia and Ukraine. Meanwhile, overall sales were impacted by a weaker performance than expected in the Americas region, particularly during the second part of the quarter. At a global level, we did not notice any significant change in distributors’ inventory levels. We estimate that the underlying short-term demand is in line with the growth rate we saw during 2013. Our investments for future growth have continued at a high pace. It is thanks to these ambitious investments that we were able to present a large number of new solutions in various product categories during the quarter. A number of new network cameras were released and we have introduced an upgraded version of our software for medium-sized installations, AXIS Camera Station. The recruitment rate continued to be high in early 2014 and the number of employees increased by 81 people. Axis enters 2014 with a good potential for taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the market. We will continue to advance our offering for access control, to release new innovative network cameras and strengthened our offering for medium-sized installations”. Ray Mauritsson, President The full report and slide presentation is available on: http://www.axis.com/corporate/investor/financial_reports.htm Invitation to telephone conferenceTime: Thursday, April 24 at 10 a.m.Phone number: + 46 (0)8 – 519 993 57Participants from Axis AB will be: Ray Mauritsson, President, and Fredrik Sjöstrand, CFO.The presentation will be webcasted live at: http://financialhearings.nu/140424/axis/ For more information, please contact:Johan Lundin, Manager, Investor RelationsTelephone: + 46 (0)46-272 18 00, E-mail: IR@axis.com. The information in this interim report is such that Axis is required to disclose in accordance with the Securities Market Act. Submitted for publication at 08.00 a.m. (CET) on 24th of April 2014. About Axis CommunicationsAxis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets. Axis has more than 1,600 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 65,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com

Millicom delivers growth across all regions and business units

Highlights include: · 1.6 million mobile net adds in Q1 taking the total customer base to 51.6 million with mobile data users up by over 700,000 · Africa accelerates with revenue growth close to 12% in the quarter in local currency · Cable grows by nearly 13% as we launched Tigo Star, the convergent offer proposition in Paraguay and Tigo Sports, our first content service on TV · MFS now has over 7.3 million customers and penetration exceeding 18% of our customer base where the service is offered The company’s financial performance showed Q1 revenue up to $1,405 million, growing 8.5% pro forma in local currency. EBITDA for the quarter before corporate costs reached $537 million with a 38.2% margin. After corporate costs the EBITDA reached $478 million, implying a 34% margin. The company also announced further execution of its strategy with the launch today of its first direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service by its Tigo operation in Bolivia and a unique free Facebook offer on mobile in Tanzania. Millicom’s President and CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht, commented “This quarter’s results demonstrate that we are delivering on our growth strategy in all regions with revenue rising by over 8%. Our investment in this growth is having the expected impact on our margins. The turnaround in Africa continued with double-digit growth for the first time in eight quarters and South America maintained its strong performance, led by Colombia.   We transformed our cable business further with the launch of Tigo Star, the Tigo Sports channel and the start today of our first DTH service in Latin America. Strong mobile data take-up is highlighted by our smartphones sales tripling in Q1 compared to Q1 2013 and content partnership with Facebook in Tanzania. We have delivered on all four growth pillars with MFS just launched in Senegal, completing the lineup for Africa, and our online partnerships continued to expand. There are challenges ahead.  Foreign exchange pressure continues, with competitive intensity not easing and the constant threat of further regulation. As for earnings, we are in line with guidance on margins as we continue this crucial but carefully controlled investment phase. We are determined to grow our EBITDA as we diversify into a true digital lifestyle company over the long term.”

Delivering growth across all regions, all business units

Delivering growth across four strategic pillars: · In Q1, our mobile data business continued to display strong growth with over 700k additions, improving penetration of mobile data within our mobile customer base to 20.9%, up from 15.1% in March 2013. · In Cable & Digital Media, the growth accelerated compared to Q4 13 at 12.8% in local currency helped by the launch of “Tigo Star” and “Tigo Sports”, our new cable and broadband service and TV channels. RGU per household increased by 3.5% to 1.40. · MFS penetration growth accelerated in the first quarter reaching 18.2% of our customers in the markets in which we offer the service. In Q1 we added over 1 million new customers, the strongest performers were Tanzania, El Salvador and Chad. · Our Online investments continued to expand across Africa and Latin America as we saw several ventures being launched both in new countries and Millicom mobile markets. We look forward to MTN joining this journey in Africa as we wait for final regulatory approvals. We expect the deal to be completed as planned in Q2 2014. Financial Highlights · Q1 revenue of $1,405 million, growing 8.5% proforma in local currency (4% reported proforma)*. Revenue growth would have been 9.4% on a like-for-like basis**. The impact of forex movements was -4.8%. · Q1 EBITDA before corporate costs at $537 million (38.2% margin). After corporate costs the EBITDA reached $478 million, a 34.0% margin. · 2014 Q1 Capex of $163 million (11.6% of revenue). * proforma: new consolidation perimeter ** Like-for-like: underlying organic growth excluding regulatory and one-off impacts  Significant events · Starting from Q1 2014, Millicom fully consolidates Tigo Guatemala, while Mauritius and the Online businesses (in Africa and Latin America) are now equity accounted. · On January 30, 2014, Tigo Guatemala issued a 10 year $800 million bond. The proceeds from the bond were mainly used to refinance local and Millicom corporate debt. The bond carries a coupon of 6.875%. · In February 11, 2014, Millicom announced the appointment of Tim Pennington as Chief Financial Officer. Tim will be joining in June 2014. ·  In February 2014 Millicom launched Tigo Sports in Paraguay followed by Tigo Star in March 2014. 2014 guidance reiterated Under the new consolidation scope(i) and at constant exchange rates, we expect revenue growth to accelerate at a mid to high single digit rate (versus comparable 5.5% in 2013). On a reported basis and at constant exchange rates, we expect revenue growth to exceed 15%. EBITDA margin will stabilize around the mid-30s% mark (after corporate costs). In 2014, we expect a capex to revenue ratio of around 19%, excluding spectrum and license acquisitions. EBITDA Margin improvement from the full consolidation of Guatemala will be offset in 2014 by accelerating investments in growth opportunities in Africa and South America.  $m Q1  Q1 % change  YTD YTD % change  2014 2013 (local 2014 2013 (local currency) (iv) currency)    (iv)  Revenue 1,405 1,351 8.5% 1,405 1,351 8.5%Group EBITDA 478 517 (3.7%) 478 517 (3.7%)(ii)EBITDA margin 34.0 38.3%  (4.3ppt) 34.0 38.3% (4.3ppt) %   %Normalized Net 61 136 61 136Profit (iii)   Capex 163 209 163 209 (i) The new consolidation scope includes full consolidation of Guatemala and equity accounting for Mauritius and Online and excludes UNE. (ii) EBITDA: derived by deducting cost of sales, sales and marketing costs and general and administrative expenses (including central costs) from revenue, and adding other operating income. (iii) Net profit adjusted for items such as foreign exchange movements, movements in valuation of the put options (negative $21 million in Q1 2014), and deferred tax assets, goodwill impairment and one-off tax impacts, revaluation of previously held interests and results from associates, joint ventures and start-up ventures. (iv) Proforma to reflect full consolidation of Guatemala, and equity accounting for Mauritius and Online Delivering growth across all regions, all business units “This quarter’s results demonstrate that we are delivering on our growth strategy in all regions with revenue rising by over 8%. Our investment in this growth is having the expected impact on our margins. The turnaround in Africa continued with double-digit growth for the first time in eight quarters and South America maintained its strong performance, led by Colombia.   We transformed our cable business further with the launch of Tigo Star, the Tigo Sports channel and the start today of our first DTH service in Latin America. Strong mobile data take-up is highlighted by our smartphones sales tripling in Q1 compared to Q1 2013 and content partnership with Facebook in Tanzania. We have delivered on all four growth pillars with MFS just launched in Senegal, completing the lineup for Africa, and our online partnerships continued to expand. There are challenges ahead.  Foreign exchange pressure continues, with competitive intensity not easing and the constant threat of further regulation. As for earnings, we are in line with guidance on margins as we continue this crucial but carefully controlled investment phase. We are determined to grow our EBITDA as we diversify into a true digital lifestyle company over the long term” Hans-Holger AlbrechtPresident and CEO,Millicom International Cellular S.A. Conference call details A presentation and conference call to discuss results of the quarter will take place at 14.00 Stockholm / 13.00 London /08.00 New York, on Thursday 24 April, 2014.  Dial-in numbers: + 46 (0) 850 520 204, + 44 (0) 208 515 2303, + 1 480 629 9692. Access code is: 4673601           A live audio stream of the conference call can also be accessed at www.millicom.com.  Please dial in / log on 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference call to allow time for registration. Slides to accompany the conference call are available at www.millicom.com.