International High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance in Stockholm, Sweden

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the largest global threats against people’s health. The problem exists in all regions of the world and it may afflict anyone. There is a risk that common infections, that previously have been curable with antibiotics, may become lethal again if no measures are taken. WHO’s Global Action Plan The meeting in Stockholm forms a part of the development of the global action plan against antibiotic resistance that WHO will present in 2015. The theme for the meeting is surveillance and information systems that are necessary in order to be able to trace effects and achievements. The purpose of the meeting is to increase commitment among member countries, encourage countries to support standardized surveillance systems and support the global action plan. “The increase in antimicrobial resistance is a very serious problem. Without functioning antibiotics, mankind is at risk of standing without a cure for many infections that we previously believed to be under control. I am therefore pleased that Sweden is able to play an active part in the international collaboration to cope with the problem, for example by hosting this important meeting,” says Swedish Minister of Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Gabriel Wikström. The whole world will be there Representatives from around thirty countries from all the regions of WHO will be present in Stockholm. Among others, the Swedish Minister of Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström will attend, along with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s Director-General Johan Carlson as well as WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security Dr Keiji Fukuda. “The aim of this conference is to strengthen the global surveillance, which is fundamental in the combat against antimicrobial resistance,“ says Director-General Johan Carlson at the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Invitation to press meeting A press meeting will be hosted on Tuesday 2 December at 10.15 a.m. at Sheraton Hotel in Stockholm. The press meeting will be broadcast live at To register: Contact: Christer Janson, Head of Media Relations, +4670-712 96 54. For more information regarding the summit, please visit:

IAR Systems reveals support for RZ/T1 factory automation network solution from Renesas Electronics

Tokyo, Japan / Uppsala, Sweden—November 18, 2014—IAR Systems® announces support for the new RZ/T1 group from Renesas® Electronics Corporation. The RZ/T1 group is a factory automation solution with built-in industrial network functionality for use in industrial control equipment. Thanks to a close relationship with Renesas, IAR Systems supports RZ/T1 on an early stage through the world-leading C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench®. IAR Systems is the only tools vendor to provide development tools for the entire line-up of Renesas MCUs. In total, more than 4,000 Renesas devices are supported. The new RZ/T1 group is targeted for industry solutions with a focus on factory automation, control systems and industrial equipment. The tightly coupled memory of 544 KB enables high-speed real-time application execution without disruptions. The group includes hardware support for several industrial Ethernet protocols, enabling customers to achieve high-speed, high-precision processing with one single chip, increasing productivity and potentially reducing costs. “We are very glad that IAR Systems provides early support for our new RZ/T1 group,” says Akira Denda, General Manager of Industry & Appliance Business Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “IAR Systems' high-performance development tools will help our customers to reduce product development time and deliver real-time control and network connectivity to the industrial market in a timely manner.” “Renesas’ new RZ/T1 group is a true representation of a solution for the IoT era, providing not only improved real-time performance to factory automation, but also improved connectivity through industrial Ethernet,” says Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems. “Developers using IAR Embedded Workbench will be able to maximize the benefits of this technology. In addition, IAR Embedded Workbench supports not only all of the ARM cores, but also all Renesas MCU families. This means our customers can work with the whole line-up of Renesas MCUs using the same development toolchain.” IAR Embedded Workbench incorporates a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger into one user–friendly integrated development environment. In addition to highly optimizing build tools, the toolchain offers extensive debugging features such as complex code and data breakpoints, runtime stack analysis, call stack visualization, code coverage analysis and power consumption monitoring. The toolchain is integrated with leading RTOS and middleware products. IAR Systems also offer a range of integrated in-circuit debugging probes, providing a simple, seamless and flexible development workflow. Support for the RZ/T1 group will be available in the next version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM®. More information about the toolchain is available at ### Ends Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, C-RUN, visualSTATE, Focus on Your Code, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR Experiment!, I-jet, I-scope, IAR Academy, IAR, and the logotype of IAR Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. All other products names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Terms for CDON Group’s rights issue set

Terms for CDON Group’s rights issue set · Shareholders in CDON Group have preferential rights to subscribe for one (1) new share per two (2) existing shares · The subscription price is SEK 13 per share, which represents total rights issue proceeds of approximately SEK 647 million before transaction costs · The rights issue is subject to approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on 21 November 2014 · The subscription period is 28 November – 12 December 2014 · Investment AB Kinnevik (”Kinnevik”), representing approximately 27 per cent of the capital in CDON Group, has through a subscription undertaking committed to subscribe for its shareholding in the rights issue. In addition, Kinnevik has committed to guarantee the remainder of the rights issue The rights issue The Board of Directors of CDON Group has set the final terms for CDON Group’s rights issue that was resolved on 21 October 2014. Shareholders in CDON Group have preferential rights to subscribe for 1 new share per 2 existing shares. Every existing share in CDON Group entitles the holder to 1 subscription right, and 2 subscription rights entitle to subscription for 1 new share. The subscription price has been set at SEK 13 per new share. This corresponds to a discount of approximately 26 per cent to the theoretical ex-rights price, based on the closing price on 17 November 2014 for CDON Group’s share listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Up to 49,756,593 new shares will be issued, which will increase the share capital with up to SEK 99,513,186, at full subscription. The total proceeds will, at full subscription, amount to approximately SEK 647 million before transaction costs. The rights issue is subject to approval by the shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on 21 November 2014 at 10.00 CET at the offices of Advokatfirman Cederquist at Hovslagargatan 3 in Stockholm. The record date at Euroclear for the right to receive preferential rights is on 25 November 2014. The subscription period is 28 November – 12 December 2014 with the possibility for the Board to extend the subscription period. Subscription commitment and guarantee undertaking Kinnevik, representing approximately 27 per cent of the capital and votes in CDON Group, has through a subscription commitment undertaken to subscribe for shares in the rights issue corresponding to its shareholding in CDON Group. In addition, Kinnevik has through a guarantee undertaking committed to subscribe for the shares in the rights issue which potentially have not been subscribed for with or without subscription rights. Preliminary timetable 21 November 2014, Extraordinary General Meeting resolves on approval of the Board of Director’s rights issue resolution 24 November 2014, First day of trading in the CDON Group share excluding subscription rights 25 November 2014, Record date for allotment of subscription rights 27 November 2014, Estimated date for publication of prospectus 28 November - 10 December 2014, Trading in subscription rights 28 November - 12 December 2014, Subscription period 18 December 2014, Announcement of the preliminary result of the rights issue 30 December 2014, Date of announcement of the final result of the rights issue Financial and legal advisers SEB Corporate Finance is acting as financial adviser to CDON Group in the rights issue and Cederquist is acting as legal adviser to CDON Group. For further information, please visit or, contact: Paul Fischbein, President and CEOTel: +46 (0) 10 703 20 00 Questions from investors and research analysts: Nicolas Adlercreutz, CFOTel: +46 (0) 70 587 44 88E-mail: Questions from media: Fredrik Bengtsson, Head of Communications                                                        Tel: +46 (0) 700 80 75 04E-mail: The information in this announcement is such that CDON Group AB (publ) is required to disclose under the Securities Markets Act. This information was released for publication at 08:00am CET on 18 November 2014. About CDON Group CDON Group is the leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region. Since the start in 1999, the Group has expanded and broadened its product portfolio and is now a leading e‐commerce player in consumer goods and lifestyle products through, Lekmer, Nelly (,,, Gymgrossisten (,, and Tretti. The group also comprises the payment solution Qliro. In 2013, the group generated 4.4 billion SEK in revenue. 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Lighter and safer farm trailer wins Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014

With the winning solution chassis weight could be reduced by over 20 percent – from 522 kg to 410 kg, and the chassis was safer. The two trailer prototypes that were built for the end customer have shown good performance and received positive reviews. The winning chassis solution was developed by Manuel Genzor, a civil engineer from Spain. The trailer chassis was originally developed by the Spanish trailer manufacturer Beguer, which in turn contacted the University of Zaragoza in northern Spain for help in testing the chassis performance. Genzor, who was studying for a degree in civil engineering, became interested in the project and used it for his thesis. With Sergio Sanchez from Beguer as his mentor, Genzor tested replacing mild steel parts in the chassis with the high-strength steel, Domex 700 MC. Beguer has even built and sold three more trailers since the project was completed. “This is a good example for both Beguer and SSAB of how a student project can develop into real business development projects,” said Luis Antunano, area sales manager for SSAB Specials Steels in Spain. The jury’s justification for Manuel Genzor winning the Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014 is: In his master work, the winner has skillfully introduced advanced high-strength steel into an industrial product. He has demonstrated a holistic understanding of structural design, production and end-users requirements. The exemplary learning process starts with a straightforward computation of a reference layout, and continues with phased optimizations for different steel grades, geometries and attachments. Finally, the manufacturer’s successful test of the prototype and the launch of the product to the end-users have proven that this former student is now an innovative and competent engineer. For pictures, please visit SSAB’s image bank  ( For more information, please contact

NMG: Share capital increase registered

Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by Nickel Mountain Group AB (the "Company") on 7 November 2014 regarding the result of the NOK 68 million Rights Issue. The share capital increase pertaining to the 68,107,020 new shares issued in the Rights Issue has now been registered with the Swedish Companies Register. The Company's new registered share capital is SEK 45,404,680, corresponding to a total of 90,809,360 shares with a nominal value of SEK 0.50 per share. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB: Torbjörn RantaManaging Director For more information, please contact: Torbjörn RantaManaging DirectorTel: +46 8 402 28 00Mobile: +46 708 855504E-mail: Cautionary Statement: Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to Nickel Mountain Group AB’s (“NMG”) current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of NMG. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where NMG operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) NMG’s continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards nickel. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. NMG assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecasts.

CuckooMondo Launches Free App to Teach Children to Go Green and Slash Energy Bills

CuckooMondo has launched a free gamified app to teach children through the medium of story how to incorporate sustainability into their everyday lives. The energy saving app is set to be a hit with parents as it offers the potential of a £75 saving on electricity bills – all while the kids play and learn. The app, PolarXS, revolves around the engaging storyworld of ‘The Pearl’ consisting of a series of six books available in eBook or audiobook format.  With an initial saving of up to £75 per home using the first app, focusing on light and appliance energy saving, CuckooMondo plan to release further apps encouraging savings on water and heating bills and reducing waste. John McConnon, the founder of CuckooMondo said, “Polar XS is in testing at the moment but we’re expecting our first app to be extremely successful, and after that plan to bring out a range of green apps for children and adults to enjoy together.  Total savings from the use of our energy saving apps will be £350 per household, which is an amazing reduction!” Having worked with a plethora of local schools and clubs, the resource has gleaned promising statistics, with children reducing their use of lights and appliances by 39% after engaging with CuckooMondo. Children also saved an average of 10 litres of water per household per day, increased recycling by 20% and reduced their use of plastic bags. The empirical findings motivated CuckooMondo to utilise all of their data onto an app, honing it in one accessible place and hoping to expand its reach. The engagement of children nationwide has been flourishing, with students from Shiney Row Primary school in Sunderland making a host of successful savings due to their activities with CuckooMondo. The pupils were so keen, they wrote directly to David Cameron to share their findings and enquired regarding the Government’s intentions to go green, which received a response from Cameron’s environment office. John said, “CuckooMondo’s goal is to introduce children to lasting sustainable habits. We aim to become the number one “go-to” resource for primary aged children when it comes to learning about and implementing eco-friendly practices. Children learn through stories about sustainability issues and what they can do about them, practice it directly, make savings and share what they find with others. It’s interactive, engaging and fun whilst also being highly informative.  We’ve already made huge stepping stones, with some schools changing their curriculum after seeing students’ reactions to our activities and receiving communication from Number 10.” The company’s website has an array of resources to use to teach children about sustainability and the environment, suitable for schools, youth clubs, cubs, brownies or any community group or parent. With ebooks, cartoons, blogs and now the new PolarXS app, children can achieve amazing things and share those achievements on the online platform. Signing up to CuckooMondo is completely free, and anyone signing up before Christmas will receive a free audiobook too. Book one of ‘The Pearl’ series will be sent as an audiobook  as a thank you for registering. To find out more about CuckooMondo and register for your free audiobook visit To find out more about the new app coming soon, visit

Ericouture Launches Campaign to Increase Nationwide Awareness of Universal Children’s Day 2014

20/11/14 marks the 60th year of Universal Children’s Day. A day which is celebrated in over 90 countries worldwide – but not in the UK. Ericouture, a London-based luxury fashion brand that celebrates culture through design, is launching Universal Children's Day in the UK and encourages other leading UK brands to join in the celebration by participating in the social media-driven Universal Children’s Day Challenge. Furthermore, Ericouture is aiming to raise money for Make-A-Wish® UK by donating 50% of the profit from its Presidential Collection. To recognise the day and raise its profile in the UK from the 20thNovember, Ericouture will be calling on all children both locally and globally to partake in the Universal Children’s Day Challenge (for 60 days).  This includes answering questions to get an insight into the life of children in 2014; What is the best thing about being a kid? If you could be President for the day what would you do or change? All children and adults are urged to spread their messages through popular social media channels, using the bespoke campaign hashtags #UniversalChildrensDay, #kidsfashion and #ericouture. Ericouture has already produced a video which is set to go viral, to kick off the campaign asking kids a simpler question: What is fashion? Amusing, heart-warming answers ensue, with some very interesting perspectives from all the children involved! Yordie Kidane, Creative Director of Ericouture says, “As a brand we really aim to inspire positive change through design, and increasing public awareness of Universal Children’s Day is a great way to do so. Participating in Universal Children’s Day, kids across the UK will develop a mutual understanding and respect for children of different cultures around the world. By wearing a piece of clothing from our Presidential range, they will also be making a difference to the lives of seriously ill children through donations to Make-A-Wish." Yordie added, “We're encouraging everyone in the UK to participate in celebrating these wonderful human beings, who add so much laughter and light to our world. Our celebration starts on 20 November 2014 and ends on 18 January 2015 – 60 days to commemorate 60 years of the global UN inspired festivity. This will enable us to increase awareness, inspire children and raise money for Make-A-Wish.” The Presidential collection from Ericouture features hoodies and tees with a simple slogan branded across each item in children’s handwriting: president. Purchasing any item from the range will directly help the Make-A-Wish®Foundation support young people with serious illnesses. Amanda Williams, Director of Fundraising (Make-A-Wish) said, “We are really excited about this wonderful partnership – Ericouture is a positive and inspirational brand interested in children’s perspectives and their fashion dreams. This year Make-A-Wish hopes to grant 900 wishes to seriously ill children and young people in the UK, and we need to raise £7 million to continue granting wishes in the future. Sales from Ericouture’s Presidential range will help us grant these magical wishes to very deserving children.” The charity’s CEO Neil Jones said, "This is great news. I think Make-A-Wish is a really good fit for Ericouture and their desire to celebrate Universal Children's Day and raise funds.” To find out more about Ericouture and the Presidential Collection, visit To watch the full Universal Children’s Day campaign video, visit: YouTube: Twitter:

Zuken expands CADSTAR network in Spain and Portugal

18 November 2014 – Munich, Germany and Westford, MA, USA – Zuken announces the expansion of its CADSTAR reseller network in Europe with the addition of Diasor. Diasor has partnered with Novacad, the current European CADSTAR distributor of the year, to offer sales and support services in Spain and Portugal. CADSTAR ( is Zuken’s desktop PCB design software for companies of all sizes, from individual designers to small and mid-sized design teams and corporations operating across multiple sites. Koldo Urgoitia, Diasor Manager, said: “We are offering CADSTAR to our customers because it wins hands-down for ease-of-use, time savings and broad functionality against other comparable products, in our opinion. Our partnership with Novacad gives customers the best of both worlds: Novacad’s extensive CADSTAR expertise alongside our local support and industry experience.” Jeroen Leinders, CADSTAR Worldwide Sales Manager said, “We’ve recently developed a support model to enable new resellers to work alongside existing CADSTAR resellers and gain valuable insight into this important marketplace. This model has already proved beneficial for our Scandinavian and Benelux customers.” Diasor has 30 years of PCB design experience. They offer tool sales, support and contract design to customers in a varied mix of industries in Spain such as laboratory, automotive, energy and railway sectors. For more information about Diasor, see: For details of CADSTAR resellers in Europe, see: - ends - For a downloadable Word document and press images visit the press kits area of the press center Words = 228 Captions Image: Zuken-Z0429-Diasor1 Caption: Koldo Urgoitia, Diasor Manager


LAS CRUCES, NM. (Nov 17, 2014) Focused Sun of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA ( is planning to shake up the solar industry with an inexpensive module that captures four times more energy than a conventional solar panel of the same size. The module, called FourFold, produces both electricity and hot water. It can pay for itself in as little as two years, bringing local jobs plus cheap, clean energy. For every dollar spent, you capture four fold more solar energy. A FourFold covers most of modern energy needs: its electricity powers lights, refrigerators and air cooling, while its heat can warm a home or drive boilers. In the developing world, the module is needed in village clinics where it can sterilize water and refrigerate vaccines. The fabrication technology to make FourFold solar modules in small local factories can be licensed from Focused Sun. A town as small as 5,000 can support a solar factory. These aren’t short term jobs: most towns and small cities will take decades to solarize. Costs of the module’s collector are similar to a same-sized conventional PV panel because sandwich fabrication is used for the module’s mirrors. Sandwich fabrication is the most efficient structure for resisting the wind, the highest force a solar panel must withstand. Conventional PV solar panels capture 20% of the sun’s energy as electricity. In the FourFold module, four mirrors concentrate the sunlight into a narrow strip of overhead PV cells, capturing just as much electricity. More important, coolant pumped through the absorber captures an additional 55% of the sun’s energy as heat. Altogether, the FourFold collects 75% of the sun’s energy, 500 W of electricity and 1500 W of heat for 2000 W total. The attached shed stores energy overnight: heat in an insulated tank and electricity in batteries. With low costs and high efficiency solar capture, payback can be as low as 2 years. Focused Sun founder Rene Francis (Hallsberg, Sweden) said, “This solar technology can outperform anything else you could find in the world. And the best part is it can be built locally.” Referring to Princeton University’s eight stabilization wedges needed to avoid global warming, he adds, “If PV solar is one Princeton wedge, then this technology is four wedges. That’s half the global warming problem.” Shawn Buckley, 460 Avis Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88007; PH +1-408-806-2299 Focused-Sun Logo: ( Shawn: Mirror: 1a Mirror: 2a Mirror 3a Mirror 4a ( wedges: High resolution pictures are available on request

The IKEA Group Makes Largest Wind Farm Investment to Date

[Conshohocken, PA – November 18, 2014] The IKEA Group announced today that it has purchased its second wind farm in the United States from Apex Clean Energy: a 165-megawatt wind farm in Cameron County, Texas. This represents the single largest renewable energy investment made by the IKEA Group globally to date. The wind farm will contribute significantly to the IKEA Group 2020 goal of producing as much renewable energy as the total energy the company consumes globally. The Cameron Wind farm is expected to be fully operational in late 2015. Earlier this year IKEA Group announced its first U.S. wind farm purchase located in Hoopeston, Illinois. The Cameron Wind farm will be more than one-and-a-half times the size of the Hoopeston project. Together, the IKEA Hoopeston and Cameron wind farms are expected to generate nearly 1,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, which is equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of around 90,000 American households.[1] (http://#_ftn1) “IKEA believes that the climate challenge requires bold commitment and action,” says Rob Olson, IKEA US Acting President and CFO. “We invest in renewable energy to become more sustainable as a business and also because it makes good business sense. And as a home furnishings retailer with sustainability in our roots, we are committed to providing products and solutions that help our customers be more sustainable in their everyday lives.” IKEA Group has now committed to own and operate 279 wind turbines in nine countries, and will invest a total of $1.9 billion[2] (http://#_ftn2) in wind and solar power up to the end of 2015. IKEA has also taken steps to further the development of a low-carbon economy by supporting key initiatives including the People’s Climate March (, UN Climate Summit (, RE100 (, and the Climate Declaration ( Mark Kenber, CEO of the non-profit organization The Climate Group, said: “IKEA was one of the first major companies to recognize that tackling climate change makes good business sense. IKEA has set commendable renewable energy targets for its own company, and its actions are positively influencing business practices and the energy market. It has played an instrumental role in setting up ‘RE100’, The Climate Group’s global initiative to support businesses in switching to 100% renewable power.” IKEA renewable energy investments in the U.S. to date now include: 104 wind turbines located on wind farms in Hoopeston and Cameron; 165,000 solar panels installed on 90% of IKEA buildings across the U.S., providing an additional 38 megawatts installed capacity; and geothermal integrated into the heating and cooling systems of two U.S. store locations, in Centennial, Colorado, and Merriam, Kansas. Cameron Wind is located in a particularly favorable wind area in the south of Texas, which is the leading state in the U.S. for wind energy production. The wind farm will be fully owned by the IKEA Group and will be constructed and managed by renewable energy company Apex Clean Energy. The project will use 55 Acciona Windpower 3-megawatt turbines. “Apex is excited to partner with IKEA once again to bring clean, renewable energy from wind to market in the U.S.,” added Apex President, Mark Goodwin. “Both companies understand that this abundant resource is great for the planet, great for our business and great for our shared future.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://#_ftnref1) Calculated using the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s ‘Average Residential Monthly Bill by Census Division and State’: [2] (http://#_ftnref2) Calculated at 11/17/14 exchange rate (€1=$1.25). IKEA Group made the €1.5 billion commitment in 2009.

Mandatory notification of trade

Reference is made to stock exchange release today in connection with the completed Rights Issue in Nordic Mining on 14 November 2014.Below is an overview of allocation of shares to primary insiders in the completed Rights Issue: +--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Name/position |Number of|New |Number of |Number of || |shares |shareholding|options @ NOK|options @ NOK|| |allocated| |0.90 (1) |1.80 (2) || |in the | | | || |Rights | | | || |Issue | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Tarmo Tuominen |7,753 |85,430 | | ||(3)(Chairman) | | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Mari Thjømøe (4) |11,346 |111,346 | | ||(Board member) | | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Hilde Myrberg |56,841 |56,841 | | ||(Board member) | | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Tore Viana |50,000 |195,000 | | ||-Rønningen  (Board | | | | ||member) (5) | | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Ivar S. Fossum |173,153 |1,699,030 |3,000,000 |1,500,000 ||(CEO) | | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Lars K. Grøndahl |500,000 |5,200,000 |2,000,000 |500,000 ||(6)(CFO) | | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+|Mona |15,011 |147,317 |2,000,000 |500,000 ||Schanche(Exploration| | | | ||Manager) | | | | |+--------------------+---------+------------+-------------+-------------+ (1) Each option entitles the holder to subscribe for one share in Nordic Mining ASA at a subscription price of NOK 0.90 per share. The options are valid until 18 May 2016.(2) Each option entitles the holder to subscribe for one share in Nordic Mining ASA at a subscription price of NOK 1.80 per share. The options are valid until 18 May 2016.(3) The number of allocated shares is in accordance with Mr. Tuominen’s allocated subscription rights. The allocation to Mr. Tuominen based on oversubscription will be informed later based on information from the account controller.(4) The shares are owned through the company ThjømøeKranen AS.(5) The shares are owned through the company ETVR Invest AS.(6) The shares and options are owned through the company Magil AS. All shares have been purchased at a price of NOK 0.60 per share. For further information please contact CFO Lars K. Grøndahl, telephone +47 901 60 941.Oslo, 18 November 2014Nordic Mining ASANordic Mining ASA ( Mining ASA (“Nordic Mining” or “the Company”) is a resource company with focus on high-end industrial minerals and metals in Norway and internationally. The Company’s project portfolio is of a high international standard and holds a significant economic potential. The Company’s assets are mainly in the Nordic region.Through the subsidiary Nordic Rutile AS Nordic Mining is undertaking large-scale project development at Engebøfjellet in Sogn and Fjordane where the Company has rights to a substantial eclogite deposit with rutile and garnet. Nordic Mining has rights for exploration and production of high-purity quartz in Kvinnherad in Hordaland and develops the project through its subsidiary Nordic Quartz AS. Nordic Mining’s associated company Keliber Oy in Finland plans to start mining of lithium bearing spodumene and production of lithium carbonate. Nordic Mining holds exploration rights in the Øksfjord region in Troms and Finnmark where the Company has discovered a prospective area of sulphide mineralisation. Through the subsidiary Nordic Ocean Resources AS, Nordic Mining is exploring opportunities related to seabed mineral resources.Nordic Mining is listed on Oslo Axess.

Notificaton to AGM

The shareholders of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB are hereby summoned to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Company’s offices at Regeringsgatan 29 in Stockholm. Participation, etc To be entitled to participate in the Meeting, shareholders must be recorded in the register of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than on Friday, December 12, 2014 notify the Company of their intention to attend the Meeting no later than Monday December 15, 2014, under the address RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB, Box 161 42, SE-103 23 Stockholm, or by calling +46 (0)8-410 520 00 or by emailing: When notifying the Company, information concerning the number of shares, name, personal registration number, address, telephone number and any attending advisors must be included. Trustee-registered shares To be eligible to participate in the Annual General Meeting, shareholders whose shares are registered in the name of a trustee must request that their shares be temporarily re-registered in their own names in the register of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB. Shareholders desiring such re-registration must inform their trustees of this well in advance of December 11, 2014, the date at which such re-registration must be completed. Number of shares and votes The Company has a total of 33 912 176 shares carrying one vote each. Proposed agenda 1 Opening of the Meeting. 2 Election of Chairman of the Meeting. 3 Preparation and approval of the voting list. 4 Approval of the agenda. 5 Election of one or two minute-checkers to sign the minutes. 6 Determination of whether the Meeting has been duly convened. 7 Address by the President. 8 Presentation of the Annual Report and the Auditors’ Report as well as the Consolidated Accounts and the Auditors’ Report on the Consolidated Accounts for the September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014 fiscal year. 9 Adoption of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet and the Consolidated Income Statement and Consolidated Balance Sheet. 10 Resolution concerning disposition of the Company’s profits in accordance with the adopted balance sheet. 11 Resolution concerning discharge from liability of the Board of Directors and of the President. 12 Determination of the number of Board members and the number of auditors and deputy auditors. 13 Determination of the remuneration to be paid to the Board of Directors and auditors. 14 Election of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board. 15 Election of Auditors. 16 Proposal regarding principles for remuneration and other conditions of employment for company management. 17 Motion regarding resolution on the principles for appointing the Nomination Committee. 18 Closing of the Meeting. Draft resolutions Election of Chairman of the Meeting (Item 2)The Annual General Meeting on January 16, 2014 passed a resolution on the principles for the appointment of the Nomination Committee, etc. The Nomination Committee’s proposal below is supported by shareholders representing approximately 52.9 percent of the share capital and votes in the company.The Nomination Committee proposes that Laszlo Kriss be elected Chairman of the Meeting. Resolution concerning the disposition of the Company’s profit/loss in accordance with the adopted balance sheet (Item 10)The Board of Directors proposes that no dividend be paid for the September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014 fiscal year, and that the unappropriated earnings at the disposal of the Annual General Meeting be carried forward. Election of Board members, remuneration, etc (Items 12, 13 and 14) The Nomination Committee proposes:- that the Board of Directors comprise six members,- that the number of auditors be one without any deputy auditors,- that fees totaling SEK 1,275,000 be paid to the Board of Directors as follows: SEK 350,000 to the Chairman of the Board, SEK 160 000 to each non-executive Board member, with a special fee of SEK 75,000 to be paid to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and SEK 25,000 to each of the other two members of the Audit Committee,- that Auditor’s fees be paid in accordance with approved invoices,- that Laszlo Kriss, Ann-Sofie Danielsson, Per Thunell, Ivar Fransson, Michael Lemner and Monika Elling be re-elected as Board members. Election of Auditor (Item 15)The Nomination Committee proposes that Ernst & Young be elected as the Company’s auditor for the period ending at the close of the 2014/2015 fiscal year. The auditing firm intends to appoint Authorized Public Accountant Johan Eklund as the Auditor in Charge. Proposal regarding principles for remuneration and other conditions of employment for company management (Item 16)The board proposes that the AGM resolves to follow the guidelines for remuneration and other conditions of employment for company management stipulated in the appended proposal. Proposal concerning principles for appointing the Nomination Committee (Item 17)The Board proposes that the AGM resolve to comply with the principles for appointing the Nomination Committee stipulated in the appended proposal. ___________________________________________ The Annual Report documentation according to Item 8 above, including the Auditors’ Report pursuant to Chapter 8, Section 54 of the Swedish Companies Act, will be available at the company’s offices at Regeringsgatan 29, Stockholm and on the Company’s website no later than November 27, 2014 and will be sent to shareholders who so request and who submit their postal address. Shareholders are reminded of their right pursuant to Chapter 7, Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act to request information from the Board of Directors and President. Information on all the members nominated to RNB’s Board of Directors and the Nomination Committee’s statement supporting the proposal concerning the election of Board members is available on the Company’s website as of November 20, 2014. The form for power of attorney is available for downloading at: RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB (publ) Stockholm, November 2014 Board of Directors

Rattan Furniture Reveals Hottest New Looks For 2015

2015 is fast approaching and the UK’s leading Rattan furniture manufacturer is ringing in the new year with a galvanising new range of ultra-chic outdoor furnishings. Based in the UK, Rattan Furniture is Britain’s newest manufacturer of premium quality garden furniture at amazingly affordable prices. The 2015 collection is characteristically striking, featuring soft greens bases, bold highlight hues and the brand’s classically elegant natural Rattan build weave.    Guy Holippin, Founder of Rattan Furniture said, “We’re incredibly excited to reveal a sneak peak at some of our hottest new products for 2015. Nothing gets us more geared up than a new range of furniture and this season is set to fall perfectly in line with some of 2015’s hottest new hues.” According to Rattan Furniture founder Mr Holippin, 2015 is all about embracing nature and embedding it with a sophisticated element of modernity. The major colour palate focusses on soft shades of green inspired by forests, woodland and the picturesque British countryside. Pieces are given a vibrant twist with an injection of bold hues designed to capture the attention and create statement pieces that ooze up-to-the-minute elegance.  For style savvy Brits, recently launched Rattan Furniture is the go-to retailer for a complete range of premium quality outdoor furnishings.  Rattan dining sets are one of the company’s undisputed best-sellers and have emerged as a staple in the gardens and patios of homeowners across the nation. For those that love to lounge Rattan daybeds are the perfect way to soak up the glorious summer sunshine. Defining features include rust resistant powder coated aluminium frames, beautifully wrapped with woven synthetic rattan strands and sumptuously soft machine washable UV resistant cushions. Whether working on the sun tan or sipping on a summer cocktail Rattan Furniture has Brits doing it in style. Those with a passion for home entertaining will love the gorgeous range of Rattan sofa sets that provide the perfect place to seat guests. The ultra-soft cushions are wonderfully comfortable while the natural Rattan build perfectly complements any outdoor décor style. Available in two, four, five or corner seater sets there is a style to suit every outdoor space. Every Rattan Furniture product is accompanied by a five year manufacturer’s guarantee which gives customers the complete peace of mind that they are investing in a premium quality product that will stand the test of time.  With current discounts of up to 40% off, now is the perfect time for homeowners to snap up a bargain on one of last season’s stunning pieces or splurge on the prevailing new 2015 collection. All UK orders also enjoy FREE shipping. To find out more about Rattan Furniture visit the website at:

Get Away From The Stress Of Black Friday This Christmas Period With Bravofly

Whilst the Christmas period gives people the opportunity to take a much needed break from work, the holiday season can quite often become a stressful time for many. Buying presents, ordering the turkey, shopping for the family and getting everything ready for the 25th can be a nightmare. But Christmas shopping needn’t be a traumatic experience. Instead of spending your weekends braving shopping centres and supermarkets on Black Friday (the infamous sale-day after US thanksgiving) this year, online travel website Bravofly are offering low-cost flights so you can do your shopping in some of Europe’s most inviting Christmas markets. A Bravofly spokesman said: “Whilst many do not like to travel around the Christmas period, Bravofly suggest that those who have previously spent Black Friday – one of the biggest retail days of the year - endlessly spending, consider experiencing the festivities and joys of shopping in some of Europe’s top Christmas markets. “From the 14th century markets of Marienplatz in the heart of Munich, Germany, to the beautiful shops and stalls of the Soleils d’Hiver (Winter Suns) festival in Angers, France, there are hundreds of European Christmas markets just waiting to be discovered.” So, whether you’re looking to grab some Glühwein in Innsbruck, bag some Glögg in Stockholm, or stock up on Lebkuchen in Hamburg, it seems European winter city-breaks are the perfect alternative to the hustle and bustle of the Christmas madness back home.  The spokesman continued: “And with low-cost flights to a wide variety of countries and destinations this Christmas, there’s no excuse to be stuck at the checkout this Black Friday.” With return flights to European cities and winter destinations starting at just £44, Bravofly can help you to organise the perfect winter break without burning a hole in your pocket. You can find Christmas 2014 flights to: Munich Munich is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany, and is largest of the southern state of Bavaria. It plays host a large number of historic and traditional events, such as the much-celebrated Oktoberfest and annual Christkindlmarkt ( which opens at Marienplatz three weeks before Christmas. London to Munich for under £53 return. ( Innsbruck Innsbruck, the scenic capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria, is renowned for its stunning vistas and historic architecture. But Innsbruck is best seen in the winter season, when Christmas fills the city and the Karwendel Alps are littered with snow. Gatwick to Innsbruck for £193 return. ( Hamburg Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, and situated on the river Elbe, it acts as a port to the north. One of Europe’s most wealthy cities, Hamburg is rich in culture and acts as a beacon for contemporary life in Germany. Christmas markets in December are held at the Hamburg Rathaus ( square, and are not to be missed. Manchester to Hamburg for £72 (  Cologne The west-German city of Cologne, split by the Rhine River, is famous for its Roman towers, Gothic churches, stunning museums and incredible winter nights. And with seven Christmas markets in total, the biggest outside Cologne’s beautiful three-spired Cathedral, you just can’t go wrong. London Stansted to Cologne for just £36 ( To find out more about Bravofly flights and winter breaks, make sure you visit:   [Flight data and prices obtained using Bravofly’s flight comparison tool] ENDS.

Mamma Mia Offer Range of Special Promotions via Promotional Line ‘Mamma Mia Fantastico’

Foodies the world over are flocking to prestigious Dubai eatery Mamma Mia to make the most of a generous spate of promotions. In celebration of their fabulous fusion menu and accessible website, hungry Dubai diners are invited to enjoy a surplus of sumptuous eats including authentic Arabic and irresistible Italian cuisine. Diners need only utter Mamma Mia’s present promotional line ‘Mamma Mia fantastico’ to the service team as they order and they can yield a complimentary Arabic grill, complimentary pizza and tiramisu. Any Arabic grill purchased enables diners to enjoy a second grill for free and also ensures that pizza lovers can order any pizza and enjoy a second free. Ladies out for lunch or enjoying a girls night out can enjoy a complimentary tiramisu, which literally translates to ‘pick me up’ in Italian whenever their overhead spend exceeds 200aed. Located in the prime spot that is the Dubai Marina, revellers can tuck into whole heaps of pizza including Primavera, authentically hand prepared from the tangy tomato sauce slathered on the base and the delectably sweet tomatoes and mouth-watering mozzarella cheese that adorn the top. For those who want to sink their teeth into a true taste sensation, the Mamma Mia special is flooded with an array of lip-lickingly good ingredients including crispy bacon, spiced beef, organic chicken, pepperoni, peppers, mozzarella and onions. Their passion for pizza has led to the conception of a wide range of delicious dishes including the humble favourite Margarita, the folded Calzone, cheese lovers 4 Formaggi, Mamma Mia meat feast and anchovy attack. With a total of 24 pizzas to choose from, Italy enthusiasts aren’t short on choice but also have the option to make their own, beginning with a classic margarita and slowly adding their own ingredients. With a selection of healthful vegetables, meats and cheeses, eaters can build their own perfect pizza. Those with the urge to try Arabic eats can contend with any of Mamma Mia’s Arabic Grills. A mixed grill platter encapsulates all tastes, fusing lamb, shish taeouk, kofta kebab and lamb chops whilst attendees can also enjoy 4 skewers of Shish Taeouk, Kafta Meshwi, Lamb Shish Kebab, Kastaleta or Jumbo King Prawns enthused with coriander, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Dessert lovers can indulge their sweet tooth with scrummy tiramisu consisting of soft sponge fingers dunked in coffee atop cushions of indulgent mascarpone and dustings of delectable cocoa. Nadia M’hamdi, General Manager of Mamma Mia said, “We are always introducing new promotions so that our visitors can make the most of their experience, saving money and getting to try new tastes. With our two for one deal, our blend of Italian and Arabic cuisine is ideal for couples, business partners, friendly catch ups and families.” To find out more about Mamma Mia’s range of offers and promotions visit

Tilgin announces CEO change

After five years as CEO, Mats Victorin has decided to pursue opportunities outside Tilgin. The Board has decided to appoint Jonny Wetterborn as new CEO. “We do not expect any impact on our business or daily operations due to this change.” says Johnny Sommarlund, Chairman of the Board at Tilgin. He continues “Mats gave the Board an early notification of his plans which enabled a well-planned succession including a gradual hand-over to Jonny Wetterborn.” “I want to express the Boards gratitude to Mats for the development he has done of the company over these 5 years. Tilgin is now stronger than ever, has a foundation for continued growth and a strategic roadmap for the future. I also believe that we in Jonny Wetterborn have the perfect successor with the insight and ability to continue the positive development.” says Johnny Sommarlund, Jonny Wetterborn is excited to take on his new role; “I really look forward to this new challenge and opportunity. Tilgin has a unique experience within the field, a solid portfolio and employees with world class competence. I feel confident that we as a company will continue to grow our foot-print within our field of expertise.” Jonny Wetterborn was recruited to Tilgin in 2011 to take on the position as VP Professional Services. Prior to joining Tilgin Jonny worked at Ericsson AB where he held various senior position within consulting, sales and management in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. ― End ―


Click to Tweet: ( .@AllegiantTravel announces its arrival at @NO_Airport with fares from $45 and free flights for a year giveaway FOR DOWNLOADABLE BROADCAST QUALITY VIDEO VISIT: •Allegiant B-roll footage NEW ORLEANS. Nov.18, 2014 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT ( today announces new non-stop, jet service to New Orleans, the carrier’s newest destination. Seasonal service between New Orleans and Cincinnati, Columbus and Indianapolis, and year-round service between Orlando, will begin in early February, just in time for travelers to celebrate Mardi Gras. In celebration of its arrival in New Orleans, Allegiant, known for its affordable and convenient travel deals, will offer introductory one-way fares as low as $45*. In commemoration of Allegiant’s debut in New Orleans, the carrier is also offering local travelers the opportunity to win free** Allegiant flights for an entire year. One lucky winner and a friend will fly free from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport as frequently as once a month for a year. To enter, visit ( “We are very excited to announce New Orleans as our newest destination city and to offer Allegiant travelers the option of vacationing in New Orleans for less,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning. “Over 75 percent of New Orleans visitors are here for vacation, making the city a perfect fit for Allegiant’s brand of low-cost leisure travel. With four routes and eight flights a week, we expect to bring a significant number of new visitors to experience all that NOLA has to offer.” New routes announced include: Seasonal service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from: 1.     Cincinnati, Ohio – begins Feb. 4, 2015 through May 5, 2015 with fares as low as $85* one way.2.     Columbus, Ohio – begins Feb. 5, 2015 through April 8, 2015 with fares as low as $85* one way.3.     Indianapolis – begins Feb. 5, 2015 through May 5, 2015 with fares as low as $85* one way. Year-round service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from: 1.     Orlando, Fla. – begins Feb. 5, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015 with fares as low as $45* one way. The new flights will all operate twice weekly. Flight days and times and the lowest fares can be found only at (                  “We have been in discussions with Allegiant Air since I came to New Orleans, and I am very pleased to announce our efforts have paid off,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, Airport director of aviation. “This service creates new non-stop destinations for New Orleans and incremental tourism passengers who otherwise would not have had direct access to our great city. With ultra-low fares and non-stop, all-jet service, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with great value.” Allegiant brings with it a unique travel option to the New Orleans community. Focusing on low-cost leisure travel, the company provides customers with low base fares averaging nearly half of the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare. The innovative business model has allowed the company to grow from one aircraft and one route just over a decade ago, to offering access to convenient, affordable service in over 90 communities nationwide. *About the introductory one-way fares:Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 20, 2014, for travel by May 5, 2015. Price reflects debit card discount; credit card price higher. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit ( Additional restrictions may apply. **About the free flight giveaway: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 and older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends Nov. 26, 2014. Subject to complete official rules at (


The beautiful Victorian Grade 1 listed building of the Corn Exchange in Leeds will play host to the Showcase Spectacular this coming weekend (November 22 & 23). The event, which is an annual Arts and Culture event, will feature dozens of local artists and artisans and is the ideal place to start the Christmas shopping. The Showcase Spectacular is an arts market born from a belief in supporting upcoming and established independent makers to exhibit and sell their unique works. Throughout the weekend the whole building bursts with energy as the bustling, large open market sits alongside other exciting features including pop-up galleries, cinemas, workshops, installations, music and engaging performances.Ian Meek-Myers, one of the founders of the two day event said, “Last year’s Showcase Spectacular welcomed almost 15k visitors and saw record sales in art and amazing feedback from residents all across the city. This year we want to see the event get even bigger and make a really positive impact again for the city as we deliver our ethos of giving independents, artisans, creators and artists alike an effective and valuable platform to reach a new audience, as well as giving the lovely people of Leeds a great day out and to experience art & culture from many talented people.” Whether for Christmas Shopping or to experience a bustling creative atmosphere, everyone is very welcome to experience our festival of creativity.  The Showcase Spectacular is free to enter. Location  Leeds Corn Exchange Saturday 22ndNov: 10am – 6pm Sunday 23rdNov 10.30am – 4.30pm The Showcase Shindig from 6pm – 00.00pm Exhibitiors and Galleries:Assembly House Basement Arts ProjectENJOY Art SpaceSean Williams and BLOC Studios ArtistsProjects Including:Woolgather's Art VendChronovision Pop-Up Cinema,Immersound - Future Window (Digital Landscape's Show)Leeds Art Party Leeds College of Art Music and Performance:Compass Live Arts Festival - Selina Thompson 'Pat It, Prick It, and Mark It With 'B' ' ShowLive Drawing from James David-Murphy & John Pearson Leeds City College Performing Art StudentsSway Dance CompanyDJ Dorotop - Tropical DiscoGuest Artists:Ian KirkpatrickFood: Sela Bar's Pop-Up Pizza Restaurant Bar of craft ales & lagers, mulled wine and refreshmentsThere will also be 80 arts, design, craft, illustration, photography, sculpture, jewellery and other creative stalls to browse. See and purchase the work and talents of hundreds of makers and suppliers with thousands of unique and wonderful products. A best dressed stall competition for stall holders will run for the duration of the evenbt so expect to see some amazing people trading this year.See the video or watch highlights from last year’s event: more information, please visit 

Gloss-Finish, Aliphatic PU Flooring Topcoat Launched to the Australian Food & Beverage Industry

For many years, cementitious polyurethane screeds have been popular with food manufacturing and processing clients looking to install a durable, chemical and slip resistant surface into both wet and dry production, storage and packaging halls. The seamless nature of polyurethane screeds ensures a floor that is easy to clean and maintain; preventing the build-up of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms in joints and perforated grout lines. The material’s impressive thermal shock resistance properties and ability to expand and contract under temperature variables with the underlying slab ensures a floor can be cleaned with steam and hot water wash down processes, delivering a sanitary surface that complies with many food safety regulations. Despite an international reputation for strong performance in the food and beverage industry, cementitious polyurethane has always had a chink in its armour. Ultraviolet or UV rays from the sun and indoor light fixtures can cause some polyurethane surfaces to fade, discolour and chalk over time. As with epoxies, 100% solids polyurethane screeds can often be categorised over time by a soft-yellowing effect. Although functional, the nature of a ‘matt finish’ floor leaves an unattractive result which can be more difficult to maintain than a gloss finish.  Flowcrete Australia’s latest innovation, Flowfresh FCUV, has been designed to counteract these effects. Representing the latest in polyurethane chemistry, Flowfresh FCUV is the first gloss-finish aliphatic polyurethane topcoat to be introduced to the Australian market. Aliphatic polyurethane screeds are based on aliphatic isocyanates and mostly polyester and/or acrylic polyols. The term ‘aliphatic’ means open-chain (non-cyclic) hydrocarbons, and it can also apply to open-chain hydrocarbon subunits of larger organic molecules. Aliphatic polyurethanes are known for their enhanced strength, colour stability and increased resistance to UV degradation. Aliphatic polyurethanes are installed as a thick film and will flow slowly in temperatures above 50°F. Flowfresh FCUV is available in a wide range of vibrant colours and comes with an easy-to-clean high gloss finish. The material also includes Polygiene®, a silver-ion based antimicrobial additive that inhibits the growth and spread of bacteria on the surface of the floor. The product has already proved a hit in the market, as 1,200m2 of the product has already been installed in Sunny Queen Farm’s 4,000m² greenfield egg production facility in Wacol, QLD. The $13m integrated food manufacturing, storage and distribution facility produces a range of ready-to-eat egg products and is set to be the home of Sunny Queen’s on-going expansion – consolidating elements from two of the company’s existing operations in Carole Park and the other at Yatala. Managing Director for Flowcrete Australia, Sean Tinsley, said: “Flowcrete Australia was instrumental in bringing polyurethane cement technology to the market in Australia and was the first and only manufacturer to offer a natural antimicrobial finish. The launch of our Flowfresh FCUV gloss-finish aliphatic polyurethane cement topcoat in Australia is another major milestone for polyurethane concrete technology. This product has been installed in projects across Australia and is creating a buzz amongst the industry.” “This is the product that everyone has been waiting for and will hopefully improve the aesthetics and clean-ability of food and beverage environments whilst still offering the same level of performance features as our matt finish topcoat.” For more details on Flowfresh FCUV please click here (

Alfa Laval wins SEK 115 million energy-efficiency order in Canada

The Alfa Laval compact heat exchangers will be used for heat recovery, providing reused heat in the oil production process, thereby maximizing energy efficiency. “This is our sixth large oil and gas-related order in a three-month period,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “It confirms our position as a strong supplier of equipment for the demanding applications seen in this industry.” Did you know that… Canada is one of the world's five largest energy producers and the principal source of U.S. energy imports? About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees.  For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

NeuroVive: Interim Report 1 Jan. 2014 to 30 Sep. 2014

Third Quarter (1 Jul. 2014 – 30 Sep. 2014) · Net revenues were SEK 7,152,000 (0) and other operating income was SEK 2,000 (201,000). · Loss before tax was SEK -3,761,000 (-6,751,000). · Earnings per share* were SEK -0.18 (-0.33). · Diluted earnings per share** were SEK -0.18 (-0.33). Nine months (1 Jan. 2014 – 30 Sep. 2014) · Net revenues were SEK 7,152,000 (5,335,000) and other operating income was SEK 1,173,000 (1,586,000). · Loss before tax was SEK -27,328,000 (-12,957,000). · Earnings per share* were SEK -1.07 (-0.72). · Diluted earnings per share** were SEK -1.07 (-0.72). * Profit/loss for the period divided by the average number of shares before dilution at the end of the period.**Profit/loss for the period divided by the average number of shares after dilution at the end of the period. Business highlights in the third quarter of 2014 NeuroVive signed a global outlicensing agreement with US biotechnology company OnCore Biopharma relating to the development and commercialization of NeuroVive’s drug candidate NVP018 for oral treatment of chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection. The licensing agreement provides OnCore with exclusive global rights to develop oral formulations of NVP018 for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B-infection. The agreement can give NeuroVive $150 million (SEK 1 Bn) in conditional milestone payments plus royalties on future sales. The payments covered by the licensing agreement are conditional upon the occurrence of uncertain future events. This means that if these events fail to occur, for example because of the insufficient efficacy or safety of the product, payments that are dependent on such events will not be made. For more information about the agreement and associated risks, please refer to the press releases dated 9 and 11 September on NeuroVive’s website. Read the interim report attached below NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is obligated to publish the information contained in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. This information was provided to the media for publication at 8:30 CEST on November 19, 2014.

Truck deliveries in October 2014

Volvo Group Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in October 2014 amounted to 22,244 vehicles. This was a decrease of 5% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis October deliveries declined by 14% in South America, primarily due to lower deliveries in Brazil. Deliveries in Europe declined by 22%, mainly as a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation and lower deliveries in France due to general slow economic development in 2014. Deliveries in North America increased by 21% in October. Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Eicher): +---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Delivered Units |October |Change|Year-to date |Change|+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Volvo Group |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Europe |7,536 |9,655 |-22% |59,189 |62,821 |-6% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Western Europe |6,077 |7,494 |-19% |46,291 |49,036 |-6% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Eastern Europe |1,459 |2,161 |-32% |12,898 |13,785 |-6% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|North America |5,891 |4,857 |21% |47,847 |36,839 |30% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|South America |1,868 |2,167 |-14% |19,432 |23,814 |-18% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Asia |2,911 |2,847 |2% |26,372 |23,054 |14% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Other markets |1,545 |1,371 |13% |13,918 |13,030 |7% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |19,751|20,897|-5% |166,758|159,558|5% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,492 |1,448 |3% |11,969 |10,717 |12% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |1,485 |1,567 |-5% |12,338 |13,497 |-9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |16,774|17,882|-6% |142,451|135,344|5% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |19,751|20,897|-5% |166,758|159,558|5% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Non-consolidated operations| | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2,486 |2,614 |-5% |25,257 |27,250 |-7% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|DVT (100%) |7 |4 |75% |65 |185 |-65% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volumes |22,244|23,515|-5% |192,080|186,993|3% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+ Volvo In October 11,460 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 5% compared with the same month last year. In Europe 4,377 vehicles were delivered during October, down by 21% compared with October 2013. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation. Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 23% to 3,544 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year. Deliveries in South America decreased to 1,783 trucks in October, a decrease of 7% compared with October 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |October |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Volvo |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Europe |4,377 |5,552 |-21% |34,632|35,181|-2% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |3,192 |3,764 |-15% |24,305|23,717|2% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |1,185 |1,788 |-34% |10,327|11,464|-10% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|North America |3,544 |2,880 |23% |28,202|20,966|35% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|South America |1,783 |1,921 |-7% |18,004|21,277|-15% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Asia |1,312 |1,335 |-2% |10,365|9,792 |6% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |444 |436 |2% |4,884 |4,474 |9% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Total Volvo |11,460|12,124|-5% |96,087|91,690|5% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|151 |220 |-31% |1,637 |1,385 |18% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |11,309|11,904|-5% |94,450|90,305|5% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+|Total Volvo |11,460|12,124|-5% |96,087|91,690|5% |+-------------------+------+------+------+------+------+------+  Mack Deliveries for Mack in October totaled 2,421 vehicles, a 11% increase compared with October 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |October |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Mack |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe | | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe| | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe| | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |2,290|1,931|19% |19,426|15,479|25% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |41 |163 |-75% |592 |1,686 |-65% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia | | | |9 |14 |-36% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |90 |84 |7% |871 |793 |10% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |2,421|2,178|11% |20,898|17,973|16% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t)|2,421|2,178|11% |20,898|17,973|16% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |2,421|2,178|11% |20,898|17,973|16% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Renault Trucks In October 3,917 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 30% to 2,014 trucks in October compared with the year-earlier month. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation and lower deliveries in France due to general slow economic development. Deliveries of light duty trucks increased to 1,360 trucks, up by 5%. Deliveries by market area: +--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |October |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Renault Trucks |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe |3,159|4,103|-23% |24,557|27,639|-11% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |2,885|3,730|-23% |21,986|25,318|-13% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |274 |373 |-27% |2,571 |2,321 |11% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |31 |34 |-9% |134 |158 |-15% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |30 |80 |-63% |554 |713 |-22% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |183 |154 |19% |2,646 |1,705 |55% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |514 |426 |21% |3,981 |4,021 |-1% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,917|4,797|-18% |31,872|34,236|-7% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,360|1,297|5% |10,665|9,497 |12% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |543 |611 |-11% |3,468 |5,462 |-37% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |2,014|2,889|-30% |17,739|19,277|-8% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,917|4,797|-18% |31,872|34,236|-7% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  UD Trucks In October 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,958 trucks, which was an increase by 9% compared to October last year. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |October |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|UD Trucks |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |26 |12 |117% |85 |236 |-64% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |14 |3 |367% |282 |138 |104% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |1,414|1,358|4% |13,348|11,543|16% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |497 |425 |17% |4,182 |3,742 |12% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD Trucks |1,951|1,798|9% |17,897|15,659|14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |132 |151 |-13% |1,304 |1,220 |7% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|791 |736 |7% |7,233 |6,650 |9% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |1,028|911 |13% |9,360 |7,789 |20% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD |1,951|1,798|9% |17,897|15,659|14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Non-consolidated operations | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|DVT (100%) |7 |4 |75% |65 |185 |-65% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total volumes |1,958|1,802|9% |17,962|15,844|13% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Eicher* Eicher delivered 2,486 trucks in October which is a decrease by 5% compared to the amount of trucks delivered in October 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |October |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |2,486|2,614|-5% |25,257|27,250|-7% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,486|2,614|-5% |25,257|27,250|-7% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |316 |437 |-28% |4,046 |3,798 |7% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|1,567|1,718|-9% |14,891|17,451|-15% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |603 |459 |31% |6,320 |6,001 |5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,486|2,614|-5% |25,257|27,250|-7% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+ *As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group. November 19, 2014 Reporters, who would like more information, please contact: Volvo Group Media Relations:Kina Wileke, +46 31 323 72 29 Truck brands:Renault Trucks, Fabrice Piombo, +33 472961220Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79UD Trucks, Mansoor Ahmed, +86 10 65829122 Investor Relations:Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191John Hartwell.  +1 201-252-8844 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. 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Cortendo Appoints Ruth Thieroff-Ekerdt as Chief Medical Officer

November 19, 2014 -- Göteborg, Sweden and Radnor, Penn., U.S. -- Cortendo AB [ticker: CORT on NOTC-A], a global biopharmaceutical company focused on orphan endocrine disorders, today announced the appointment of Ruth Thieroff-Ekerdt, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer effective December 15, 2014.  Dr. Thieroff-Ekerdt brings more than 25 years experience across diverse therapeutic areas and orphan diseases in all aspects of drug discovery, development and regulatory approval. She will oversee Cortendo’s Phase 3 SONICS trial for COR-003 (levoketoconazole) in Cushing’s syndrome and all other Cortendo R&D programs.  “Ruth’s strong background in managing the drug development process from the lab to global regulatory approval along with her experience in orphan diseases makes her a valuable addition to the Cortendo leadership team,” said Matthew Pauls, President and CEO of Cortendo. “We are rapidly advancing our pipeline, with one Phase 3 trial underway and a Phase 1 trial expected to begin during 2015. We know Ruth is well-suited to keep these important trials moving forward, while advancing our efforts to identify new drug candidates for orphan endocrine diseases.” “I look forward to joining the team and using my expertise to further advance the important work Cortendo is doing for people with rare endocrine diseases,” said Dr. Thieroff-Ekerdt. “I am passionate about ensuring that good science drives clinical decision-making, a belief shared by the entire management team at Cortendo.” Most recently, Dr. Thieroff-Ekerdt was Chief Medical Officer at Aptalis Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired in February 2014 by Forest Laboratories for $2.9 billion. Prior to joining Aptalis, Dr. Thieroff-Ekerdt was Chief Medical Officer at Eurand Pharmaceuticals, and she held positions of increasing leadership in clinical and research functions at Bayer Consumer Care, Berlex Inc., and Schering AG. Dr. Thieroff-Ekerdt received her M.D. as well as a Dr. med degree from the Free University Berlin in Germany. She has pursued additional specialization in pharmacology and toxicology, including training in clinical pharmacology. About CortendoCortendo AB is a global biopharmaceutical company incorporated in Sweden and based in the United States. The Company’s strategic focus is to be the global leader in commercializing innovative medicines for orphan endocrine disorders. Cortendo is leading the way in the field of cortisol inhibition through the investigational drug, COR-003 (levoketoconazole) currently being studied in the Phase 3 global SONICS trial for the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome. The company’s intent is to independently commercialize its Orphan/Endocrine assets in key global markets, and partner non-strategic product opportunities, such as diabetes, at relevant development stages.Cortendo’s lead drug candidate is being evaluated in a global Phase 3 trial for treatment of Cushing’s syndrome. COR-003 (levoketoconazole) has received orphan designation from both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Risk and UncertaintyThe development of pharmaceuticals carries significant risk. Failure may occur at any stage during development and commercialization due to safety or clinical efficacy issues.  Delays may occur due to requirements from regulatory authorities, difficulties in recruiting patients into clinical trials due to physician or patient preferences or competing products, not anticipated by the company. There is no assurance that Cortendo will receive marketing and regulatory approvals necessary to commercialize or produce COR-003 or other products. Regulatory approvals may be denied, delayed, limited or revoked.The commercial success of COR-003, if approved in a territory, cannot be predicted with certainty. In addition, Cortendo may face the risk of interrupted supply of COR-003 for clinical or commercial use from the subcontractors Cortendo has contracted. Cortendo Forward-looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Cortendo that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, strategy, anticipated investments, costs and results, plans, projects to enhance efficiency, outcomes of products development, future capital expenditures, liquidity requirements and objectives of management for future operations, may be deemed to be forward looking statements. These forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements or industry results to be materially different from those contemplated, projected, forecasted, estimated or budgeted, whether expressed or implied, by these forward looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. None of these forward-looking statements constitutes a guarantee of the future occurrence of such facts and data or of actual results.  These statements are based on data, assumptions and estimates that the Company believes are reasonable. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made only as of the date hereof. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates of any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect any change in its actual results, assumptions, expectations or any change in events, factors, conditions or circumstances on which any forward looking statement contained in this press release is based. Investor and Media Contacts: Alexander LindströmChief Financial Officer, Cortendo ABOffice : +1 610 254 9200Mobile : +1 917 349 7210E-mail : LaVoie Health ScienceDavid Connolly or Kristina ________________________________ Cortendo AB (publ) Sweden: Box 47SE-433 21 PartilleTel. / Fax. +46 (0)31-263010 USA: 555 East Lancaster Ave.Suite 510Radnor, PA 19087Tel. +1 610-254-9200Fax. +1 610-254-8005

Samuli Naamanka’s impressive Kimono pattern rejuvenates the Semba Center Building in Osaka

Just a couple of years ago the Semba Center Building ( in Osaka, Japan, was an unsightly bazaar-like complex of ten buildings housing textile companies in the city centre, dividing Osaka in two. Originally built in the 17th century, and now partially located beneath a motorway flyover, the Semba Center Building had reached such an age that the officials demanded its renovation to reinforce its brick façade against the possibility of earthquakes and to prevent the bricks from cracking and falling. Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc ( was selected to carry out the project. The architects at Ishimoto were assigned the task of rejuvenating the urban image while at the same time highlighting the textile activities that take place within the Semba Center Building. This inspired the poetic idea of somehow incorporating a traditional Kimono pattern. Selecting the materials and agreeing to the renovation solution proved to be a lengthy process due to the variety of opinions and concerns of the merchants’ association representing the 800 tenants. Fortuitously, the fibre concrete manufacturer AGB ( presented the graphic concrete technique to Ishimoto’s architects just at the right time, shortly before the chief architect Mr. Tada’s private visit to Finland. Mr. Tada was very interested in the technology, so AGB and Graphic Concrete’s distributor in Japan arranged for Samuli Naamanka (, founder of Graphic Concrete, to show Mr. Tada examples of how graphic concrete has been used in Finland. It only took one day with Samuli Naamanka to convince Mr. Tada that graphic concrete was the right choice for the new façade of the Semba Center Building. Ishimoto’s architects designed their own sketch of a Kimono pattern, but for the final version they wanted a more artistic touch. Following the visit of Mr. Tada to Finland, it seemed natural to ask Samuli Naamanka to design the final pattern. “The assignment of designing the Kimono pattern was an extremely interesting challenge, as the kimono is a very traditional Japanese form of clothing. In my subsequent research I learned a lot about kimonos and their different varieties, such as Nami and Asanoha kimonos. I found out that each designer creates his or her own variation on the theme and that there is no one standard design,” says Samuli Naamanka. Originally the plan was to create a different design for each of the ten buildings at the Semba Center Building. To reduce costs, seven patterns were eventually chosen. The patterns were created using graphic concrete and perforated aluminium panels. “Combining the two materials supports both techniques and allows the patterns to be repeated and varied in an interesting way. The first three patterns have already been completed and can be seen on the façade of the Semba Center Building, while the remaining patterns will be completed by the end of next summer,” Naamanka adds. Naamanka enjoyed extremely smooth collaboration with Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc, and all the details of the project plan have been very successful. The biggest obstacle to the implementation of the project has been the central location of the Semba Center Building, due to which the construction work has had to take place partially at night. “From a designer’s perspective, it has been wonderful to see the look of surprise and delight on the faces of passersby when they notice the new look of the Semba Center Building. Ishimoto’s architects have also told us that the textile merchants themselves are very happy with the end result, and some of the construction workers have even asked them for their autographs,” Naamanka says with a smile.

SKF invests in new lubrication systems factory in the Czech Republic

Gothenburg, Sweden, 19 November 2014: SKF is today inaugurating its expanded lubrication systems manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic. The expanded factory has been designed with a focus on reducing the building’s overall environmental impact, including more efficient energy and water usage and choice of more sustainable building materials. This has contributed to the building being awarded the US Green Building Association’s highest possible LEED Platinum rating. “We see substantial potential for future growth within our automated lubrication systems business. These systems, including the Quicklub family of products manufactured in Chodov, use up to 30% less grease than manual systems and our new facility here ensures we will be able to continue to meet the needs of our customers,” says Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO.  Commenting on the Group’s commitment to the environment, he says, “Since the decision was taken to invest in our Chodov factory, achieving as high a LEED rating as possible has been one of our top priorities. As part of our commitment to minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment and reducing operating costs of our facilities, under the SKF BeyondZero umbrella, our ambition is for every new manufacturing facility to be designed and certified pursuant to the LEED standard.” SKF has made significant investments in expanding its lubrication systems business in recent years, since the acquisitions and integrations of Willy Vogel AG and Lincoln International in 2004 and 2010, respectively. The Group now offers the lubrication industry’s broadest range of products and services, under two leading brands: Lincoln and SKF. Aktiebolaget SKF       (publ)

Interior Designers Show Increasing Preference for Recycled Wood

This year’s hottest interior design trend is the eco-friendly preference toward recycled wood. The spotlight has shifted from diminishing fossil fuels to one of the world’s most precious and endangered resources: wood. At the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Show, recycled wood was revealed to be a designer staple, with an ever-increasing array of top designers turning to dead, rotting, uprooted or formerly used woods to create stunning creations.   Resource shortage has led designers to consider the environmental impact of their work. As well as being a sustainable source of wood harvesting, world-renowned designers have touted the aesthetic appeal of mature wood. Designer Mark Jupiter has said, “Old-growth wood had hundreds of years to mature. It has a character, a depth, a richness that young wood simply can’t match.” West coast designer Greg Klassen takes a similar approach stating that “I know every tree’s story because I know where it grew.” Reclaimed wood is being used for everything, from bar stools, mirror frames, panelling and flooring and is picking up speed in both the UK and US. Salvaging wood from shipwrecks, demolished housing and old railroad cars and reconstituting it for contemporary purposes is now the hottest trend. Striving towards sustainability, designers are turning to trees that have already been felled. Repurposed wood, particularly which is over a century old has been touted for its pedigree which is impossible to manufacture in newer woods. Tristan Titeux, Director of Empatika, said, “There is so much felled wood in circulation that there really is no need to cut down any more trees. Using recycled wood is not only environmentally conscious and sustainable but also a gorgeous alternative to new wood. Older woods retain a greater charisma, a certain look and feel impossible in newer woods. There is a real story behind them that is great to incorporate into a home or office. “Older woods need to still be high quality woods. Sometimes the wood needs to be treated and reconditioned before it can be used but the potential is there. Old wood creates a very raw, vintage feel that is absolutely striking in the home. Empatika works with people who make furniture from reclaimed wood that complements our modern style perfectly.” Empatika remains ahead of the eco curve, with its range of eco-friendly fitted furniture options, rendering them a top notch choice for businesses and homeowners looking to embrace the au natural trend. Able to construct bespoke bookcases, wardrobes, shelving, units and other furniture staples, Empatika’s team of designers create gorgeous pieces in line with their clients’ specifications. Tristan added, “Wood is one of our more precious resources. We can’t continue felling it at the rate that we are. The emergence of recycled wood as a hot trend is truly promising for both clients and businesses. We are very excited to see how this one develops in 2015.” To find out more about Empatika’s range of eco-friendly fitted furniture, visit

Unpaid Travel Time Crucial Topic for IQTimecard and Home Care Companies

As new figures obtained by the Unison union suggest that many home care workers are not being paid the minimum wage due to unpaid travel time, IQTimecard is reaching out to home care providers to offer a solution to payroll issues. The time and attendance solution provider is encouraging more home care organisations to be aware of the rules regarding minimum wage levels, as the government promise to name and shame businesses that don’t comply with the relevant legislation. Figures acquired as a result of a Freedom of Information request found that just 6% of local authorities ensure it’s a contractual condition that care providers must pay workers for their travel time. It’s calculated that around 30% of an average shift for a home care employee is spent travelling between client locations – if this time is unpaid, it has a significant effect on their take-home earnings. The BBC has reported this week that one carer, who was supposed to be earning £7 per hour – well above the £6.50 threshold – had to leave her position as a home carer because the amount she was earning was not covering the two hours she spent travelling between clients’ homes. The woman’s case has been taken to Unison along with 17 other instances of underpayment that have dramatically affected workers’ lives and careers. IQTimecard have a solution in the form of their workforce monitoring system, which flags up when employees are being underpaid through its innovative reporting system. Employers are being encouraged to take up this form of integrated payroll solution to ensure their staff are being paid in compliance with the minimum rates set by the government. David Lynes, Director of IQTimecard, says, “Implementing a time and attendance solution which can be integrated with payroll is a great way to see whether employees are being paid less than the minimum wage – so that businesses can rectify it immediately. IQTimecard is easy to install in any home care business, whether they’re a private provider or whether they have government or council contracts in place. The solution not only helps with ensuring the right wage payments, but also helps to stamp out time theft and closely monitor employees to ensure they’re only being paid for the hours that they work – which should rightly include travel time.” The new statistics are worrying for the care sector, especially after a report by the National Audit Office earlier this year found that as many as 220,000 carers were not being paid the minimum wage. With the home care industry always struggling to attract new staff, and with budgets being stretched to the limit, it’s crucial for businesses to choose a solution like IQTimecard, which will help them to save time, money and ensure a greater level of compliance across the board.  To find out more about IQTimecard and the changes it could make to your remote workforce, visit their website:

Lifestyle Blinds Urge Homeowners to Cosy up in Time for Christmas with Thermal Blinds

With Christmas just around the corner, Lifestyle Blinds ( is perfectly poised to keep homes up and down the country warm this winter. Its range of thermal blinds not only generates warmth but also provides homeowners with a stunningly aesthetic, cost-effective and practical option for effortless Yuletide DIY. The array of thermal options is ideally placed in any room of the house, including bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and conservatories or any room prone to a winter chill. The thermal roller blind is a cost effective option, painstakingly textured and woven and available in a range of colours and fabrics. Those looking for a fabulously funky design can opt for eye-popping colour combinations, whilst those with a preference for optimised privacy can select thermal blackout blinds backed with reflective energy saving lining to eliminate heat loss. Embracing all preferences, thermal vertical blinds are also on offer, available in a number of effects including patterned, metallic, textured and thermal black out. Skylight blinds, ideal for nippy overhead windows, are the easy to install alternative also posing a thermal offering. Available in a plethora of colours, all fabrics are 100% waterproof and resilient against the cold. Complete with an energy efficient white thermal backing, heat can be retained in rooms prone to draughts and offer an impenetrable nights sleep. Thermal replacement vertical blind slats are the ideal replacement to herald in this Christmas ideally fitted in living rooms, in unison with French doors and in conservatories. Available in a range of uber-stylish colours including Mirage Solar Lime, Nordic Ice, Shard Solar Jade, Chenile Mulberry and Blackout Thermal Copper, all are enthused with a heat reflective coating to reduce heat loss by 78%. The highly decorative options are also driving down energy bills, backed with energy saving lining to guard against the cold. Buyers who opt for sumptuous Roman blinds can also have them fitted with an optional thermal interlining. Naomi Showman, Interior Design Consultant at Lifestyle Blinds said, “It’s essential to keep cosy and warm this Christmas and Lifestyle Blinds is the effective way to do just that. Our made to measure blinds are custom made to suit our clients’ specifications and designed with a range of styles, colours and patterns in mind. Our thermal options are great for keeping bills down, looking great and keeping rooms warm over winter.” With a three year guarantee, all blinds are produced from high quality components, utilising expert craftsmanship. With a prioritisation on child safety, a precise measurement and fitting guide and free samples available, there’s no better blinds expert to trust than Lifestyle Blinds. Naomi added, “Blinds are affordable, gorgeous and a great way to keep your home cosy. They are a great investment just in time for Christmas that will last for years to come.” To find out more about Lifestyle Blind’s plethora of thermal options visit

RiutBag: Seemingly Rubbish Name for a Remarkable Sack

Huh? The first thing tech lovers ask when reading about RiutBag is "how do I pronounce that?" - before manoeuvring their mouths to sound Roo-It, Ree-Ut or another of the possible pronunciations. It's a different scene altogether when they see the RiutBag. Then the question is: "Where are all the zips, and how can I get inside?” It turns out there are no zips on the outer shell; they are all the rear of the bag, neatly protected by the wearer's back. I predict a Riut According to the RiutBag inventor Riut is pronounced "riot". It's not only the name of her company, it's her positive and disruptive design philosophy. She has revolved the body of the backpack to make our city travel calmer, clear our minds of suspicion with the goal of letting us better adapt to urban life. Sarah insists this is for the hardy-commuter or as intrepid explorer's day-bag - though it would do pretty well in a pre-apocalyptic riot too... Even the easily-accessibly bottle holders that sit flush within the bag's design could aid survival - on the commute or a worst case scenario. Revolution So, why make it so hard for the rest of us to say the name? It turns out Riut isn't such a bad name after all. It's Sarah's mantra for everything the company does: an acronym for Revolution In User Thinking. Not only has the body of the backpack been revolved to suit the urban user, Sarah revolves all her thinking around the urban user and hopes the RiutBag user will be able to free up users' minds to come up with the next new innovation on their commute of travel. So Riut - of Revolution in user thinking - is fundamental, explanatory and promises a lot for future RiutBag users. Another Apple? Designed to discreetly secure commuters' belongings in a stylish backpack, it's also pleasing to see the bag doesn't pander to gender stereotypes: the MacBook pro of backpacks, the RiutBag is minimalistic, comes in one colour and is unisex in design. Riut has other similarities to Apple. Sarah sees the backpack as the perfect canvas for future innovation. Having now turned the backpack the "Riut" way round, she wants to start making bigger steps. Get ready for flexible solar, light weight tech, chargers run on solar and kinetic energy and programmable or 4D materials. On BBC radio this week, Sarah confirmed: "Right up until the day that teleportation becomes accessible to all making bags a thing of the past, Riut will be revolving simple and effective design around the urban user." Functionality The RiutBag combines form and functionality but especially in the context of the city. Designed to appear professional yet not ostentatious; it has the all-important 15" laptop and tablet holder, 20 litre carrying capacity, as well as compartments for an A4 notepad and separate pouch for your smaller personal belongings. RiutBag is constructed to be fully waterproof and hard-wearing, thanks to its Kevlar shell and inner foam-lining of Cordura. The RiutBag answers our desire for a smart yet discrete and theft-deterring backpack to protect data-laden tech and valuables on a daily basis. As well as hiding the zips, the design includes discrete pockets on the shoulder-straps for keeping travel tickets and other small items close-to-hand. Kickstarter hit Will we all start wearing our bags the Riut way round? Riut looks set for bigger things for sure. It's on Kickstarter in its final week, currently 172% funded with over 800 backers. With its official online launch coming in summer 2015, look out for more from Riut, the RiutBag and Sarah Giblin!

Incomedia Announces WebAnimator.    New software that allows you to easily create web animations without the need for Flash!

When you work with WebAnimator, you see everything as you create it. WebAnimator has an intuitive interface and all the necessary tools included for the quick and easy design, development and management of your animations. WebAnimator offers a whole series of tools, including timelines and key frames, which can be added to your stage with a simple Drag & Drop. Templates, Special Effects and Live Animation are ready to use. WebAnimator creates animation without using Flash. Instead, it uses more modern technologies, such as HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. This means you can be certain that your animations will be correctly displayed on all the main browsers, as well as smartphones and tablets (including iPhone® and iPad®). “We are very excited to expand the range of our products and to offer a software like WebAnimator that fits in perfectly with our philosophy of simplifying tasks that would otherwise be complex, with software that is affordable” - says Federico Ranfagni, CEO of Incomedia. He went on: "With WebAnimator anyone can create banners, slideshows, buttons, or any other animation to be included in their web pages. That's why WebAnimator complements so perfectly WebSite X5®, our flagship software dedicated to the creation of websites, blogs and online stores."  WebAnimator is available in two editions: WebAnimator and WebAnimator Plus. The Plus edition includes advanced features that will satisfy the needs of even the most experienced users: you can use the built-in JavaScript editor and a rich set of APIs to intervene directly on the object code and so create even more complex animations. Main Features WebAnimator: •             Create web animations in HTML5 •             Includes ready-to-use templates, •             Templates can be customised •             Use scenes, timelines and key frames •             Timing features •             Compatible with all the main browsers and operating systems Additional features in WebAnimator Plus: •             Special effects galleries to apply to the objects •             Integrate video and audio files •             JavaScript editor and API integration •             Compatible with all the main browsers and all operating systems. Pricing & Availability:  WebAnimator and WebAnimator Plus are now available in Italian, English and German.  WebAnimator is available at £49.99 inc VAT  WebAnimator Plus is available at £69.99 inc VAT For more information, please visit: A 14 day trial of WebAnimator is available at: About Incomedia: Incomedia (, founded in 1998, is a leading independent developer and publisher of multimedia software for the PC. Incomedia’s flagship product WebSite X5®, currently sold in over 40 countries through a well-established network of International distributors, resellers and retailers, was developed with the aim of bringing high-end website creation software at affordable prices to home, business and education users. The software is designed specifically for users who want to publish high-quality websites and online shops, with a professional look and feel in just 5 simple steps. 

Stena Line drastically reduces emissions with the world’s first methanol ship

Stena Line has decided to convert one of its ships sailing between Gothenburg and Kiel to methanol propulsion. The 240 meter long ferry Stena Germanica will be the first ship in the world to run on methanol in early 2015. The project is done in co-operation with the leading engine manufacturer Wärtsilä, the port of Gothenburg, the port of Kiel and the world’s largest methanol producer and supplier Methanex Corporation. Stena Germanica will be converted at Remontova Shipyard in Poland starting January 2015, the process is expected to take six weeks and is financially supported by the EU “Motorways of the Seas” initiative. Total project cost is about Euro 22 million. "At Stena Line we are extremely proud of contributing to the development of our industry. Our focus has always been on innovation for the benefit of both customers and society at large and this is a prime example when this goes hand in hand. We are constantly evaluating different fuels for the future and to be first in the world with a methanol conversion is a big step towards sustainable transportation. The project has been possible thanks to the great teamwork and collaboration between our technical staff, Wärtsilä and Methanex”, says Carl-Johan Hagman, CEO of Stena Line. Wärtsilä has developed the new engine conversion kit and ship application in co-operation with Stena Teknik. The engine will be dual fuel using methanol as the vessels main fuel grade but with the ability to use MGO (Marine Gas Oil) as backup. Methanol is a clear, colorless biodegradable fuel that can be produced from natural gas, coal, “biomass” or even CO2. Methanol plays a key role in the energy sector as a clean and cost competitive alternative fuel and energy resource. By using methanol the emissions of sulphur (SOx) will be reduced about 99%, nitrogen (NOx) 60%, particles (PM) 95% and carbon dioxide (CO2) 25% compared with today’s fuel. From early 2015, vessels in the area around the Baltic and North Sea, known as the SECA area, will have to use fuel with very low sulphur content of 0.1% (today the fuel restriction is 1.0%). Most common is MGO which will be about 40-50% higher in price compared to HFO (heavy fuel oil) which is being used today. In parallel with the change to low-sulphur oils, Stena Line is running a number of projects to look at other alternative fuels and different techniques for emission purification such as LNG, electric propulsion and scrubbers. "Due to our size we have a broad perspective on handling the new sulphur regulations and it is likely we will use some different types of solutions in the coming years. However, based on the results of the methanol project we are intending to convert additional ferries, says Stena Line CEO Carl-Johan Hagman. Methanol has the potential to be an important fuel for the shipping industry in the future.  The emissions are similar to using LNG but the need for infrastructure is much less and handling is simpler. Since 2005 Stena Line has worked to reduce its environmental impact within its Energy Saving Programme, which has successfully reduced vessel energy consumption by on average 2,5 % every year. "It is a project that involved several companies in the Stena Sphere, which makes it very special for us. Stena Line, Stena Teknik, Stena Bulk, Stena RoRo and Stena Oil have all been involved with their respective areas of expertise. This internal collaboration made this possible. Naturally, adapting and converting Stena Lines fleet of some 40 ferries to the new regulations in the near future is a very tough task which will both take time, effort and money", says Carl-Johan Hagman. Stena Germanica LOA: 240 meter       Built: 2001 Cars:300                 Passengers:1 500 Lanemeters: 4 000  Engine: Wärtsilä 8ZAL 40S MD with 32 000 horsepower

Atlas Copco’s Capital Markets Day 2014

Ronnie Leten, President and CEO, confirms Atlas Copco’s most recent outlook statement, that the overall demand for the Group’s products and services is expected to increase somewhat in the near term. “The market has been mixed this year, with healthy demand from industrial manufacturing customers and softer activities in the mining and construction segments,” said Ronnie Leten. “We are continuing to adapt wherever needed. We remain highly focused on providing our customers with innovative products and service to enhance their productivity and competitiveness.” The capital markets day begins with presentations by Ronnie Leten; Hans Ola Meyer, Chief Financial Officer; and the Business Area Presidents: Nico Delvaux, Compressor Technique; Mats Rahmström, Industrial Technique; Johan Halling, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique; and Andrew Walker, Construction Technique. Special focus will be on innovation and Atlas Copco’s business in the United States, and the day includes an exhibition at the company’s factory in Rock Hill, South Carolina.Innovative features to be discussed include: · Assembly technologies for lightweight materials in the automotive and other industries. · The enormous energy savings realized with the variable-speed drive compressors championed by Atlas Copco. The company will also present breakthrough energy effective vacuum pumps with variable-speed drive technology that are not yet in the market. · Automation in the mining industry, a key feature for increased productivity and safety. · New energy efficient and productive products for the construction industry, such as diesel-driven pumps.

New product reduces newsprint capacity

Intensive preparations are under way on PM 53 at Braviken Paper Mill outside Norrköping, Sweden, for the conversion work that is scheduled to begin at the end of January next year. PM 53 is Braviken’s largest machine, with an annual capacity of 310 000 tonnes for the current product mix. The machine produces Holmen NEWS (newsprint) and Holmen XLNT – the uncoated magazine paper that makes up Holmen Paper’s single biggest product family. It is the production of newsprint for export outside the Nordic region that is going to be reduced when the new product is introduced next year. “We are predicting a rapid rise in volumes for the new product,” says Karolina Svensson. “The aim is to achieve an annualised running rate for production and sales of more than 100 000 tonnes by the end of 2015. “We’ll be reducing the production of newsprint at a corresponding rate, and in the longer term we’ll only keep the volumes to supply our local markets in Scandinavia.” Holmen Paper judges that its own measures, combined with previously announced capacity closures elsewhere in the market, will considerably improve capacity utilisation for newsprint in 2015. For more information, please contact:Jonas Lindell, Communications Manager, tel. +46 (0)70-323 20 13E-mail This is information that Holmen AB is obliged to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 19 November 2014 at 14.00 CET.

DIO announces shortlisted bidders for construction frameworks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has announced two shortlists of 12 bidders each of whom have expressed interest in bidding for a range of construction projects as part of the South East and the South West Capital Works Frameworks. These frameworks are two of seven Capital Works Frameworks under DIO’s Next Generation of Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme and will be used for the design and build of MOD construction projects individually valued up to £12 million. Projects valued up to £50 million will be procured through the National Capital Works Framework, which operates alongside the Regional Frameworks. The total estimated value of the South East Framework is up to £250 million and the South West Framework is up to £400 million. They can be used at any site within the framework boundaries across the south of England. The shortlisted bidders are: South   East Framework South   West Framework      · Babcock Support · Balfour Beatty Group LtdServices Ltd      · Balfour Beatty · BAM Construction LtdGroup Ltd      · John Graham · John Graham Construction LtdConstruction Ltd      · Henry Brothers · HBDW SPV(Magherafelt)       Ltd      · Interserve · Interserve Construction LtdConstruction Ltd      · Kier Construction · Kier Construction LtdLtd      · Lend Lease · Lend Lease Construction (EMEA)        LtdConstruction (EMEA)       Ltd      · Miller · Midas Construction LtdConstruction (UK) Ltd      · Morgan Sindall PLC · Miller Construction (UK) Ltd      · Shepherd · Morgan Sindall PLCConstruction Ltd      · VINCI Construction · VINCI Construction UK LtdUK Ltd      · Volker Fitzpatrick · Volker Fitzpatrick LtdLtd During the evaluation process the NGEC team rigorously assessed individual bidders’ responses to the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) to establish their capability and capacity, which included quality assurance, technical, environmental management, health and safety, financial standing and equal opportunity and diversity criteria.   John Jones, the Frameworks project manager, said: “On this occasion we ran both competitions concurrently and received a total of 46 valid submissions as part of the PQQ process. The competition was strong and the bidders faced a rigorous evaluation process to be able to go forward to the tender stage. “The shortlisted bidders have one final opportunity to demonstrate their ability to compete for and deliver future build and design projects across the defence estate as part of the South East and the South West England Capital Works Frameworks. We positively encourage smaller suppliers and subcontractors to approach shortlisted bidders about their products and services by accessing the bidders’ directory online.” Later this week the shortlisted bidders will be invited to submit tenders in order to finalise the list of four or five companies for inclusion on each of the South East Capital Works Framework and the South West Capital Works Framework. The contracts are due to be awarded in summer 2015 and each will run for an initial four year period, with the potential to extend for up to three years. As part of this process, bidders will be evaluated on a range of commercial and technical matters, ranging from supply chain management to issues relating to the Government Construction Strategy. They will also be provided with an example of a construction project the MOD may require to be delivered through the frameworks, and bidders will be evaluated on their approach to its delivery. The bidders have been invited to attend a conference at RAF Wyton on 26 November 2014 where delegates will be taken through the tendering process and have explained any applicable MOD statutory requirements associated with the Framework. The NGEC Framework procurement process offers an opportunity for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to identify potential supply chain and subcontracting opportunities through the “Bidders Directory” which will soon be published on the NGEC website at: Ends

Innovative scrubber installation by TransAtlantic to meet SECA 2015

TransAtlantic and Stora Enso have signed and started the installation of the first order of a new innovative scrubber that washes out sulphur oxides from ship exhaust gases in a totally closed loop. It has taken years to find a solution that is able to coop with the fresh water and ice conditions in the Bothnia Bay during winter. It has been important to find a solution that not only meets the operation requirements but also high demands on sustainability. A closed loop has been one of the main criteria, which means that removed sulphur stays on board and is delivered ashore for waste extraction. The difficult operational conditions at TransAtlantic´s core markets are for example tough ice conditions and winter climate. For scrubber systems specifically, an additional constructional constrain is that our vessels sail in water with low salinity and far up north in the Baltic Sea almost totally fresh water. The scrubber solution chosen is called cSOx, which is bought from Ecospec in Singapore. The cSOx system has been developed for installation on board ships and especially for operations in the Baltic Sea region. cSOx is evaluated to be an efficient SECA 2015[1] compliant solution for existing vessels. “The sulphur reduction system, which will run in fresh water in northern Gulf of Bothnia with difficult ice conditions and extreme cold, has been a challenge. We are happy that we found a solution that finally meets these requirements in partnership with Stora Enso.” Heléne Mellquist CEO Transatlantic AB The development of this new scrubber type has been done by the manufacturer Ecospec in deep cooperation with TransAtlantic Ship Management and Stora Enso. The project has been carried out in a pilot project[2] under the Zero Vision Tool[3]. The project was presented publicly by Stora Enso and TransAtlantic Ship Management at the Motorways of the Sea Conference, Sustainable Shipping for Reduction of Emissions in Gothenburg 18-19th of November. +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+|Facts TransTimber || · Is a Swedish flagged RoRo vessel with deadweight of 14.200 managed by ||TransAtlantic Ship Management AB || · Was built 2007 in Finland and serve Stora Enso´s paper and pulp production||in close corporation with TransAtlantic || · The scrubber is installed on board TransTimber as a retrofit during ||November 2014 at Oresund Drydocks in Landskrona || · Equipped, similar to her three sister vessels with shore side electricity ||connections and designed for low energy consumption and clean design |+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+   For further information, please contact Tomas Bergendahl, CFO TransAtlantic: ph +46 31-763 2378or email:    [1] Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) or Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are sea areas with stricter requirements to minimise airborne emissions from ships. From 1st of January 2015, maximum sulphur content in fuel used on board vessels in ECA areas such as the North Sea and the Baltic Sea will be limited to 0.1% S (today max 1.0% S). [2] This pilot is a part of the Pilot Scrubber EU project that will install and test new innovative lightweight scrubber technology in two Ro-Ro vessels operating in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea in low alkalinity waters with sea ice. [3] Zero Vision Tool is a collaboration method and project platform developed by the Swedish Shipowners' Association and SSPA for a safer, more environmentally and energy efficient transport by sea. Within the platform representatives of industry, academy, agencies and administrations meet to share experiences and find common, workable and sustainable solutions. (

Fashions Finest Look Ahead to Forthcoming Fashion Events in 2015

For those who love fashion, Fashions Finest ( event company encapsulates the glitz, glamour and professionalism of this exciting industry. With its finger firmly on the fashion pulse, the prestigious platform is leading a wave of fashion events taking place in 2015. Fashion lovers and designers are urged not to miss the London Fashion Week Off-Schedule Show and Britain’s Top Designer Competition, a contest to unearth Britain’s next number one designer. On 21st-22ndFebruary 2015, the Off-Schedule London Fashion Week Show kicks off for its 9thseason and remains the capital’s most sought after fashion foray. Held at Great Queen Street’s Grand Connaught Rooms, the show is renowned for discovering promising new talent and providing opportunities for those priced out of London Fashion Week. Attracting a plethora of fashionistas, press and buyers from all over the world, the most tantalising trends and flashest fashions from cutting edge designers will be on display. UK and international designers can apply online to showcase and exhibit their works with former entrants gaining coverage on many mediums including the BBC, Daily Mail, Fashion TV and Asos. Followed by a glam after party, revellers can mingle and talk fashion with industry insiders. Designers are currently booking on to the show and the full line up will be announced in January. Designers looking to reach the top of the fashion ladder can also enter the cutting edge Britain’s Top Designer Competition ( which takes place during London Fashion Week. Previous winners include Matthew Obrien and Zeeno Dee. This year’s judging panel consists of head designer at Kosiba Yemi Osunkoya and Fashions Finest managing director Deborah St. Louis, with more to be announced in the coming months. Any designer who fancies their chances can sign up to flaunt their innovative and fashionable creations. Managing Director Deborah St. Louis said, “Fashions Finest focuses on equality and innovation. We’re looking for cutting-edge trends, designs and fashions offered by designers both home grown and globally. For us, fashion is a way of life. London Fashion Week is one of the world’s most esteemed fashion events and the off-schedule event is perfect for those who can’t get involved directly. Our Top Designer competition is a way to honour British talent. There are so many fabulous British designers who reflect the heritage and international appeal of the country. Britain has always been the home of fashion with a wink to futuristic styles which is why we are so proud to promote and manage both events. They are simply unmissable for any fashion forward fashionista.” An industry mainstay, Fashions Finest is an award winning fashion platform that allows up and coming designers and creatives of all backgrounds to contribute to Britain’s thriving fashion industry. With a regularly updated fashion oriented publication, an extensive free directory for casting professionals, endless events and a series of awards dedicated to honouring fashionistas, the company is an endless resource for style lovers. Deborah added, “Fashion is an amazing industry to work in. We are always excited to find and work with new talent.” To find out more about the series of 2015 events visit

Launch of Unique New Crowdfunding Research Web App Makes Crowdfunding Easy For All

Crowdfunding gets simplified today with the launch of Krowdster (, the world’s first crowdfunding analytics, research and supporter discovery tool. Taking the guess work out of decision making, campaign creation and supporter engagement, the unique Krowdster web app is powered by big data, machine learning and predictive analytics – for projects that pack a punch. Krowdster founder Josef Holm said, “I created Krowdster to help the hundreds of thousands of people who run crowdfunding campaigns each year. I wanted to help budding entrepreneurs make evidence based decisions, optimize their campaigns and discover supporters more easily on social media and in the blogosphere.” Easy to use, affordable and securely cloud-based, the tool makes it easy to plan and run a successful crowdfunding campaign, without being a big data guru. The power of Krowdster gives anyone with a budding project immediate access to professional crowdfunding research, optimization tips and supporter list building. It supports every major platform including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Tubestart, Rockethub and Pozible with benchmark set ups and useful metrics such as competitor volume, funding ranges and success rates. Krowdster also allows would-be crowdfunders to predict the success of their campaign before a single pledge has been made by leveraging insights from more than 480,000 past projects. Using the Krowdster web app, campaign owners can maximize their chances of success with expert strategic guidance across every aspect of their campaign. From uncovering the platform with the most favorable success rates in specific categories to pinpointing average funding achievements, Krowdster makes crowd funding effortless. Holm said, “With platform, category, campaign, rewards, creator and supporter analytics, it has never been this easy to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.” Krowdster Features: · Social Capital Gauge:  Calculate likely funding raised based on social media following · Supporter List Building: Find, connect and engage with those who have supported similar campaigns using social media · Campaign Optimizer: Campaign improvements guided by big data analysis of more than 480,000 crowdfunding campaigns · Success Prediction: Review chances of success before launching the campaign · Platform Analytics: Compare platform performance metrics including success rates, average funding values and audience statistics · Campaign Analytics: Campaign performance in real time including monitoring of social media and news mentions · Perk Analytics: Discover which perks are more powerful, sell most and perform better · Category Analytics: Statistical crowdfunding category analysis across multiple platforms. · Supporter Analytics: Active and repeat supporters segmented by platform There are three Krowdster plans to choose from. View the website to get started: or watch the video:

Gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability

The blood-brain barrier is a highly selective barrier that prevents unwanted molecules and cells from entering the brain from the bloodstream. In the current study, being published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the international interdisciplinary research team demonstrates that the transport of molecules across the blood-brain barrier can be modulated by gut microbes – which therefore play an important role in the protection of the brain. The investigators reached this conclusion by comparing the integrity and development of the blood-brain barrier between two groups of mice: the first group was raised in an environment where they were exposed to normal bacteria, and the second (called germ-free mice) was kept in a sterile environment without any bacteria.“We showed that the presence of the maternal gut microbiota during late pregnancy blocked the passage of labeled antibodies from the circulation into the brain parenchyma of the growing fetus”, says first author Dr. Viorica Braniste at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet. ”In contrast, in age-matched fetuses from germ-free mothers, these labeled antibodies easily crossed the blood-brain barrier and was detected within the brain parenchyma.”The team also showed that the increased ‘leakiness’ of the blood-brain barrier, observed in germ-free mice from early life, was maintained into adulthood. Interestingly, this ‘leakiness’ could be abrogated if the mice were exposed to fecal transplantation of normal gut microbes. The precise molecular mechanisms remain to be identified. However, the team was able to show that so-called tight junction proteins, which are known to be important for the blood-brain barrier permeability, did undergo structural changes and had altered levels of expression in the absence of bacteria.According to the researchers, the findings provide experimental evidence that alterations of our indigenous microbiota may have far-reaching consequences for the blood-brain barrier function throughout life.“These findings further underscore the importance of the maternal microbes during early life and that our bacteria are an integrated component of our body physiology”, says Professor Sven Pettersson, the principal investigator at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology. “Given that the microbiome composition and diversity change over time, it is tempting to speculate that the blood-brain barrier integrity also may fluctuate depending on the microbiome. This knowledge may be used to develop new ways for opening the blood-brain-barrier to increase the efficacy of the brain cancer drugs and for the design of treatment regimes that strengthens the integrity of the blood-brain barrier”.The study was funded with grants from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Brain Foundation, the research consortium TORNADO within the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme, Merieux Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Singapore Millenium foundation, and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Professor Sven Pettersson is also affiliated to the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, The National Cancer Centre in Singapore, and the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering at NTU.Publication: ‘The gut microbiota influences the blood brain barrier permeability in mice’, Viorica Braniste, Maha Al-Asmakh, Czeslawa Kowa, Farhana Anuar, Afrouz Abbaspour, Miklos Toth, Agata Korecka, Nadja Bakocevic, Ng Lai Guan, Parag Kundu, Balazs Gulyas, Christer Halldin, Kjell Hultenby, Harriet Nilsson, Hans Hebert, Bruce T. Volpe, Betty Diamond, Sven Pettersson, Science Translational Medicine (, online 19th November 2014.

NMG: Adjusted delivery date for shares in Rights Issue

Reference is made to the stock exchange announcements by Nickel Mountain Group AB (the "Company") on 21 October 2014 and 7 November 2014 regarding the Company's NOK 68 million Rights Issue. The previously announced expected date for listing and delivery of the new shares was on or about 18 November 2014. Due to technical reasons the adjusted expected date for listing and delivery of the new shares is on or about 1 December 2014. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Important information: The release is not for publication or distribution, in whole or in part directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia). This release is an announcement issued pursuant to legal information obligations, and is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. It is issued for information purposes only, and does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States. The subscription or purchase of shares in the Company is subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Neither the Company nor the Manager assumes any responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions. The distribution of this release may in certain jurisdictions be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Manager is acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the Rights Issue and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to any other matter referred to in this release. Forward-looking statements: This release and any materials distributed in connection with this release may contain certain forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect the Company's current expectations and assumptions as to future events and circumstances that may not prove accurate. A number of material factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB: Torbjörn RantaManaging Director For more information, please contact: Torbjörn RantaManaging DirectorTel: +46 8 402 28 00Mobile: +46 708 855504E-mail:

Interim Report, January – September 2014

Financial summary for the third quarter* July to September 2014 (2013) · Net turnover totalled SEK 617.8 million (SEK 80.2 m), SEK 516.4 million (SEK 0 m) of which comprised royalties for simeprevir. · Revenues from Medivir’s own pharmaceutical sales totalled SEK 100.8 million (SEK 36.6 m), SEK 61.6 million (SEK 0 m) of which derived from sales of Olysio® and SEK 39.2 million (SEK 36.6 m) from sales of other pharmaceuticals. · The profit/loss after tax was SEK 373.7 million (SEK -11.0 m). · Basic earnings per share totalled SEK 11.95 (SEK -0.35). · Diluted earnings per share totalled SEK 11.83 (SEK -0.35). · The cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 473.0 million (SEK -5.2 m). January to September 2014 (2013) · Net turnover totalled SEK 1,390.0 million (SEK 299.0 m), SEK 1,178.7 million (SEK 0 m) of which comprised royalties for simeprevir. · Revenues from Medivir’s own pharmaceutical sales totalled SEK 210.2 million (SEK 128.5 m), SEK 83.3 million (SEK 0 m) of which derived from sales of Olysio® and SEK 126.9 million (SEK 128.5 m) from sales of other pharmaceuticals. · The profit/loss after tax was SEK 985.4 million (SEK -40.5 m). · Basic earnings per share totalled SEK 31.52 (SEK -1.30). · Diluted earnings per share totalled SEK 31.21 (SEK -1.30). · The cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 504.0 million (SEK -32.5 m). · Liquid assets and short-term investments at the period end totalled SEK 896.4 million (SEK 337.7 m). Significant operational events During Q3 2014 · Continued strong market uptake and sales for Olysio®. · The FDA granted a Priority Review of the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for treatment with Olysio® in combination with sofosbuvir. · Medivir in-licensed an RS virus drug programme from Boehringer Ingelheim. · Niklas Prager was appointed President & CEO of Medivir, effective as of 1 September. After the end of Q3 · Medivir organised a Capital Markets Meeting on 16 October 2014, to provide updates on the company’s status and strategy, along with details of the upcoming voluntary share redemption programme for a total of ca. SEK 625 million. · Medivir presented data from the cathepsin S inhibitor programme, including MIV-247, for the treatment of neuropathic pain at the 15th World Congress on Pain. · The launch of the phase II study, IMPACT, for the evaluation of simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir was announced. · Medivir entered into an agreement with Swedish county councils regarding risk sharing in connection with the treatment of hepatitis C using Olysio®. The agreement offers the county councils and Medivir an increased degree of predictability with regard to treatment costs and the use of Olysio®. · The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Olysio® (simeprevir) in combination with sofosbuvir as an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free treatment option after review of the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA). · Medivir convened an Extraordinary General Meeting for 20 November 2014 at 10.00 (CET) in Stockholm. · Medivir’s Nomination Committee for the 2015 Annual General Meeting has been appointed. * All figures refer to the Group, unless otherwise stated. Comparisons in the Interim Report are, unless otherwise stated, with the corresponding period in 2013. Cross Pharma was divested from the Group on 30 June 2013. The CEO’s statement Positive quarter with the emphasis on building value across the companyI took over as President & CEO of Medivir on 1 September and it is very stimulating to take up this role in a company that is going through such an exciting developmental phase. The third quarter has seen us focusing strongly on the ongoing launch of our two new specialist pharmaceuticals, Olysio and Adasuve, in the Nordic market. Our research portfolio has also strengthened during the quarter with the in-licensing of an RSVdrug programme from Boehringer Ingelheim. This in-licensing further strengthens our position in the infectious disease area. We are also delighted by the growing revenue streams during the quarter being generated both by our own pharmaceutical sales and by the royalties we receive, even though Olysio can be expected to encounter increasingly tough competition in the international hepatitis C market. The market launch of Olysio (simeprevir) has been a success and the positive responses to Olysio received are clear confirmation of Medivir’s successful research and its innovative technology platform for the development of protease inhibitors. The successful launch is also proof of the extraordinary innovativeness within our organisation and of our ability to progress development in collaboration with our partners, all the way from preclinical research to a finished pharmaceutical product. The fact that we have successfully launched two new products in the Nordic market during the year - Olysio and Adasuve - shows that Medivir has a strong market organisation with the ability to launch innovative products in complex markets with varying regulatory requirements and differentiated health care systems.In October, we presented an update on the company’s strategy. Medivir will continue to be a Nordic, research-based company that exploits our market-leading expertise in the design of protease inhibitors and nucleotide/nucleoside research, with an emphasis on infectious diseases and oncology. We will also continue to build on our commercial operations through the in-licensing of specialist pharmaceuticals for the Nordic market.We have decided together with the Board of Directors and in the wake of a review of the company’s capital structure that the scope exists both for investments in the updated strategy and for a transfer of capital to our shareholders. The transfer will take place in two phases: the first is a voluntary share redemption programme for a total of SEK 625 million (SEK 20/share) after an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 20 November, while the second will be a request for a mandate to buy back shares that will be submitted at the Annual General Meeting in May 2015. The capital structure will be reviewed on a rolling basis.The third quarter saw a number of positive and important events in the hepatitis C area. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a Priority Review of the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) that refers to combination treatment with simeprevir and sofosbuvir. In November, the FDA announced that they had approved this interferon- and ribavirin-free combination treatment. The FDA’s Priority Review demonstrates the importance of interferon-free treatment alternatives for the large group of difficult-to-cure patients with hepatitis C. Our partner, Janssen, continues to demonstrate their intense commitment to continuing the development of new and improved treatment options for patients with hepatitis C, as was clearly demonstrated in the phase II IMPACT study announced in October. This is the first phase II study to investigate a combination of simeprevir, sofosbuvir and daclatasvir. We have also taken a number of important developmental steps forward with regard to our cathepsin inhibitor projects. Preclinical data from the cathepsin S inhibitor project were recently presented at a major scientific conference. The data suggest that MIV-247, which is our chosen candidate drug for continued development for the treatment of neuropathic pain, has the potential for use both as a first line use drug in conjunction with monotherapy and as an add-on to current treatments. Preparations are underway, as part of our osteoarthritis project, for the launch of a clinical phase IIa proof of concept study with MIV-711. The launch of any such study requires an expanded preclinical safety programme, and one such has recently been initiated. If everything goes well with this programme, a phase IIa study can be started in late 2015.We can now put an eventful and intensive quarter to rest and look to the future – a future which, in the short term, will entail a strong focus on implementing our strategy and continuing to build value across the company.  Niklas PragerPresident & CEO   For further information, please contact:Rein Piir, EVP Corporate Affairs & IR, +46 (0) 708 537292Niklas Prager, President & CEO, +46 (0) 8 407 64 30 Conference call for investors, analysts and the mediaThe Interim Report for the third quarter of 2014 will be presented by Medivir’s President & CEO, Niklas Prager, and members of the management group.Time: Thursday, 20 November 2014 at 14.00 (CET). Phone numbers for participants from:Sweden +46 (0)8 519 990 30Europe +44 (0)20 766 020 77USA +1 877 788 9023 The conference call will also be streamed via a link on the website: Financial calendar:Extraordinary General Meeting: 20 November 2014.The Financial Statement for January-December will be published on 27 February 2015.The Annual General Meeting will be held on 5 May 2015.

Volvo starts vocational training school in Morocco

“Trained mechanics will have the opportunity to gain work in countries with high unemployment, while Volvo will gain access to the trained personnel that is required in order to expand in Africa. By training local manpower, we will contribute to sustainable growth in the countries in which Volvo operates,” says Niklas Gustavsson, Volvo Group Executive Vice President Corporate Sustainability & Public Affairs. The Volvo Group’s presence in Morocco dates back to the 1950s. The Group’s high share of the truck market in combination with the country’s investments in infrastructure makes Morocco a country where the Volvo Group can grow. Morocco is a country with high unemployment among young people, and where the existing education system places focus on theoretical education, which does not reflect the needs of industry. The consequence is that the shortage of adequate competency is impeding growth in the country. “The distinctive feature of this training academy lies within its ability to produce skills and expertise that can directly be employed in the economic sectors that use heavy duty equipment and that work on the big projects that are undertaken by Morocco”, says Mr. Jamaleddine El Aloua, General Secretary for the Moroccan Department of Vocational Training. The trainee programs will commence in 2015 and the operation will be conducted on the same premises as the existing national vocational school Ecole des Métiers du Bâtiment et Travaux Publics, in the city of Settat.   Last year, the Volvo Group announced that vocational training schools for mechanics and drivers for trucks, buses and construction equipment will be established in ten African countries. In collaboration with national education authorities, the Volvo Group will develop and finance the programs based on the industry’s local competency requirements. The programs will be conducted in the countries that are strategically important in terms of business for the Volvo Group, and also within the strategies for aid from SIDA and USAID. Volvo’s trainee programs in Africa constitute a further strategic development of a pilot project implemented by the Volvo Group through Volvo Construction Equipment in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO and SIDA in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The establishment of the training schools in Morocco is the result of a cooperation between the Volvo Group, the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID), The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the OCP Foundation and the Moroccan Ministry of national education and vocational training. November 20, 2014 Journalists who would like further information, please contact, Karin Wik, tel +46-765-531020 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phon


Class Adventure, part of World Challenge – the leading global provider of student-led overseas expeditions, currently works with schools, colleges and universities across the UK and offers one to seven-day adventure programmes at a variety of inspiring nationwide locations including the Peak District, the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District, Snowdonia and Condover Hall in Shropshire. One of Class Adventure’s repeat clients is Coventry University’s Business School and they only recently welcomed 130 first year undergraduates to the picturesque Condover Hall for a two-day programme of team-building activities. It is the third year that the University has worked with the company and Undergraduate Course Director Julia Tyrrell believes that the experience is priceless from a student learning and development perspective. She said: “The two-day field trip represented the chance to bond together a new, large group of first years from a multi-cultural and multi-country background, who generally didn’t know one another at the start of the programme. “The students highly valued the team-building activities as well as the chance to meet new people, from the other undergraduate marketing courses, and the chance to build self-confidence completing activities that they hadn’t encountered before. “The students also valued the chance to develop their individual interpersonal communications skills which reinforces the benefits of building course cohesion and personal development. “The Class Adventure experience always exceeds our objectives.” Paul Warrilow is as equally enthused about the relationship and is hopeful that more Universities will now follow Coventry’s lead. He added: “What we offer at Class Adventure is a portfolio of progressive, developmental and experiential programmes for students of all age groups. We are always looking at ways to grow and to contribute to the provision of outdoor education to an increasing client base. “With intensive competition for jobs in the workplace, Class Adventure can help students demonstrate a wider (non-academic) portfolio of interests and experiences as they undergo their application process.” For more information about Class Adventure visit; email: or telephone 0844 463 6581.

Resolutions at the extraordinary general meeting in Medivir on 20 November 2014

Voluntary redemption programmeThe extraordinary general meeting in Medivir Aktiebolag (publ) on 20 November 2014 resolved, in accordance with the board of directors' proposal, on a voluntary redemption programme comprising reduction of the statutory reserve, reduction of the share capital for repayment to the shareholders, and bonus issue without issuance of new shares. The redemption programme will be effected by redemption of a maximum of 4,465,717 shares, whereof 94,285 series A shares and 4,371,432 series B shares. For each share in the company, the shareholder receives one redemption right. Redemption rights received for series A shares entitle the holder to redeem series A shares and redemption rights received for series B shares entitle the holder to redeem series B shares. All holders of redemption rights receive an equal right to redeem shares, regardless of share class. The reduction is made by way of repayment to the shareholders with a maximum amount of SEK 625,200,380. Preliminary record day for receiving redemption rights is 9 February 2015. The application period for redemption will commence on the third trading day after the record day and runs for fourteen calendar days. Customary trading with redemption rights and redemption shares in respect of series B shares will be arranged. For more information, please contact:Rein Piir, EVP Corporate Affairs & IR, mobile: +46 708 537 292 Medivir is required under the Swedish Securities Market Act to make the information in this press release public. The information was submitted for publication at 11.45 CET on 20 November 2014. About MedivirMedivir is an emerging and profitable research‐based pharmaceutical company with an established marketing and sales organisation in the Nordic region with a broad portfolio of prescription pharmaceuticals. Medivir receives royalties from Johnson & Johnson on the global sales of the hepatitis C pharmaceutical, Olysio®. In addition, revenues for sales of Olysio in the Nordic region are generated through the company’s own sales and marketing organisation. Medivir’s research and development portfolio of pharmaceuticals is based on the company’s expertise within protease inhibitor design and nucleoside/nucleotide science. The company’s research and development focus is within infectious diseases and oncology and the on-going clinical projects in osteoarthritis and neuropathic pain. Medivir is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List.

The Volvo Group receives Statement of objections from the European Commission regarding on-going antitrust investigation

In January 2011, the Volvo Group and a number of other companies in the truck industry became part of an investigation by the European Commission regarding a possible violation of EU antitrust rules. The Volvo Group is cooperating fully with the authorities and has previously announced that it is of the view that it is probable that the Group’s financial result and cash flow may be materially adversely affected as a result of the Commission’s investigation. The Statement of objections is a formal step in the Commission’s antitrust investigations, informing the parties concerned in writing of the Commission’s preliminary standpoint. Subsequent to the Statement of objections the parties may examine the documents in the Commission's investigation file and provide a response, before the Commission takes a decision on the matter. Volvo is now evaluating the implications of the Statement of objections and will issue a response in due course. November 20, 2014 Journalists who require further information are requested to please contact Kina Wileke, +46 (0)31-323 7229 or +46 (0) 765-537229. For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 12.30 p.m November 20, 2014.

Electrolux Capital Markets Day 2014

The core strategy of Electrolux is based on four pillars: profitable growth, innovation, operational excellence and people and leadership. The presentations cover how Electrolux creates sustainable economic value, through a continuous flow of consumer-focused product innovations, through modularization and through adapting the Group’s manufacturing footprint and cost structure.The presentations include an overview of the current business performance for Electrolux. The operational recovery in Major Appliances EMEA is progressing well through a combination of an active product portfolio management and sustainable cost savings. For Major Appliances North America, the adoption of new energy requirements within refrigeration and freezers has been more complex than anticipated and will continue to have an impact on performance during the final quarter of the year, and into the first half of 2015. The performance within Major Appliances Asia Pacific, Latin America and Professional Products continues to be good.For 2015, total market demand is expected to be slightly positive, with continued growth in North America and stabilized markets in Europe and in Latin America. Electrolux is expecting a continued slowdown in demand in several markets in Asia/Pacific.Other factors affecting Electrolux in 2015 include an expected positive price/mix development for the Group, with a negative price trend in Europe mitigated by a positive product mix. Raw material costs are, in general, trending downwards and are expected to have a positive impact year-over-year. Cost savings are expected to be approximately SEK 1 billion for the full year. Electrolux continues to step up investments in product development, design and marketing to support future product launches, with the aim to reach the vision of being the best appliance company in the world as measured by our customers, employees and shareholders.

Healthcare workers’ occupational stress can be prevented

Prolonged occupational stress can lead to burnout, psychosomatic illnesses, deterioration in quality of life, a lower level of care provision, and eventually even to having to change jobs. Eight per cent of the respondents of the Work and Health in Finland 2012 study had experienced either a fair amount or a great deal of occupational stress. Thirty-two per cent had experienced only a slight amount of stress. Occupational stress is the second most common work-related health problem in Europe, straight after musculoskeletal diseases. About half of workers consider it common at their workplace. Healthcare workers’ experienced occupational stress may be due to an imbalance between the high demands of the profession, and individual skills and support from the community. Cognitive-behavioural techniques moderately alleviate stress Six studies found evidence that CBT decreased stress by 18 per cent compared to no intervention. Follow-up was one month to two years. However, it is unclear whether CBT helps stressed people enough. The results were similar when CBT was combined with relaxation. According to three studies, CBT did not decrease symptoms any more than alternative techniques. Relaxation also helps Seventeen studies found evidence that mental and physical relaxation decreased stress by 23 per cent compared to no intervention. Work shift arrangements somewhat diminish stress Organizational interventions included changes to working conditions, health care content and work shifts, as well as improving social support and communication skills. Stress diminished when work shifts were changed from working throughout the week to weekend breaks or from a four-week to two-week schedule. Other organizational measures did not decrease stress. Further research needed The research evidence to date is mainly of poor quality. In order to determine the effects of different methods on decreasing occupational stress, we need more well-planned and executed studies. This Cochrane review recommends randomized controlled studies, with at least 120 participants, which compare active interventions to placebo-like interventions. Organizational interventions should focus more on the reduction of specific stress-causing factors. Cognitive-behavioural techniques mean new ways of thinking, dealing with feelings, and acting in stressful situations. Mental and physical relaxation in turn can direct attention away from unpleasant, stressful thoughts and feelings. Reorganizing work can help prevent the emergence of stressful situations, and help achieve a better balance between the demands of work and individuals’ skills. Further information on the review: Jani Ruotsalainen, Specialist Researcher, FIOH, +358 30 474 334, jani.ruotsalainen@ttl.fiCochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group ( Review: Ruotsalainen JH, Verbeek JH, Mariné A, Serra C. Preventing occupational stress in healthcare workers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. ( Art. No.: CD002892. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002892.pub3. See also Cochrane library ( network ( Occupational Safety and Health Review Group ( *****************The Cochrane Collaboration was established in 1993 and is an international, independent, non-profit researcher network, with members in over 120 countries. The Collaboration produces syntheses of medical research, called Cochrane reviews. Each review collects and summarizes the best available high quality evidence of a given intervention that aims to address a particular health issue. Cochrane reviews are used in, for example, clinical and health-political decision making. Occupational safety and health reviews are intended to influence guidance and procedures at workplaces and occupational health services so that harmful exposures can be reduced and work-related diseases can be prevented and treated as effectively as possible.

Cruden launches new five-seater powerboat simulator – a wet or dry ride for amusement parks and attractions

Cruden has launched its new powerboat simulator to a packed audience at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando (November 19th 2014). The five-seater simulator, which uses an actual 16-foot Phantom racing powerboat body, was unveiled to reveal River Racing World Championship driver Ricky Maldonado and three passengers taking to the waves on Powerboat 5CTR’s maiden voyage. “We are delighted at the reaction to the PowerBoat 5CTR from the attendees at the show,” says Cruden commercial director, Frank Kalff. “The IAAPA Attractions Expo is the perfect place to launch such a new concept: for example, this is the first time we have needed to talk to water parks and wet attraction developers, and they are all here.” The Cruden Powerboat 5CTR brings an unprecedented level of accuracy and realism to the boat race/ride experience. Cruden has applied the same, detailed modeling approach to wave and boat dynamics and professional image generation as the industry has come to expect from its race car simulators. In developing PowerBoat 5CTR, Cruden consulted and extracted data from the Dutch military on its fast interceptor vessels and security boats, as well as Florida powerboat specialists and drivers to ensure the accuracy of motion. With two of the crew at the front controling the helm, throttle, trim and navigation, and three participating in the action from the back seats, guests are fully immersed via realistic motion (roll, pitch and heave) and interaction with ocean swell, waves and the wake from other boats. The result is a thrilling, high speed group experience which allows two or more boats to race against each other. Powerboat 5CTR provides greater guest throughput and a more affordable motion system than race car simulators. Therefore it is a more financially attractive way for attractions to acquire a high end interactive ride. At 3.5 m long, 2.3 m wide and 2.5 m high, the simulator makes an imposing centre stage simulator experience. The Powerboat 5CTR starts at €87,500 for one simulator and €165,000 for two in the recommended dual set-up. ## 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. Press Enquiries Claire Dumbreck, Unit 4, Manor Farm Offices, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, UK, CV47 2YY. +44 (0)1295 770602 / +44 (0) 7768 773857

DPx Holdings Appoints Eric M. Sherbet as General Counsel

DPx Holdings B.V. (DPx), owners of pharmaceutical services provider Patheon (, DPx Fine Chemicals ( and Banner Life Sciences (, today announced the appointment of Eric M. Sherbet as the new general counsel and secretary.  Sherbet will report directly to James C. Mullen, chief executive officer for DPx Holdings, and will be based at the company’s Boston offices. “We are happy to have Eric join the organization and expect his previous experience to benefit the organization going forward,” said Mullen. “He has a solid track record of helping a diverse set of companies during periods of rapid growth and serving as a trusted advisor to management and Boards of Directors.” In his new role, Sherbet will be responsible for all global legal affairs, corporate compliance and regulatory matters, and serve as secretary for the company’s Board of Directors.  He brings more than 25 years of experience to the organization, representing global public and private equity backed companies in the pharmaceutical, professional services, engineering and construction and telecommunication sectors. “It is a great time to be joining the senior leadership team at DPx Holdings, an organization focused on providing outstanding service and support to customers and a recognized leader in the global marketplace,” said Sherbet.  Sherbet most recently served as general counsel and secretary for inVentiv Health, Inc., where he built the legal and compliance department to support various business concerns, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), SEC filings, compliance and regulatory issues, and commercial deals.  Prior to his role at inVentiv Health, Sherbet served in senior legal positions with Foster Wheeler, a global engineering and construction organization and  Avaya Inc., a global provider of communications systems, software and services.  Earlier in his career, Sherbet represented both public and private companies in private practice specializing in M&A, debt and equity offerings and compliance and reporting.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in commerce from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law.

Hemfosa publishes prospectus

The prospectus, the information brochure and the application form can be obtained from Hemfosa and Swedbank. The prospectus, the information brochure and the application form will also be available on Hemfosa’s website ( and Swedbank’s website ( Applications can also be made through Avanza or Nordnet. The information brochure will be distributed to Hemfosa’s shareholders. Advisors Swedbank Corporate Finance is acting as financial advisor and Advokatfirman Cederquist as legal advisor to Hemfosa in connection to the Offer. Nacka 20 November, 2014 Hemfosa Fastigheter AB (publ) The Board of Directors Important notice This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities issued by Hemfosa Fastigheter AB in any jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful and the announcement and the information contained herein are not for distribution or release, directly or indirectly, in or into such jurisdictions. In any EEA member state, other than Sweden, that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in any member state, the “Prospectus Directive”), this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that member state within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive. Any securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. Any securities sold in the United States will be sold only to qualified institutional buyers (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) pursuant to Rule 144A. This announcement does not constitute a prospectus and nothing herein contains an offering of securities. No one should purchase or subscribe for any securities in the Company, except on the basis of information in any prospectus published by the Company in connection with the potential offering and admission of such securities to trading and official listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Copies of any such prospectus will, following publication, be available on the website of the Company. Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and that can be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intends”, “estimate”, “will”, “may”, “continue”, “should”, and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this release speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.

Montgomery College Theatre Professor Receives Top Teaching Award

KenYatta Rogers’ Honor Marks the Sixth Consecutive Year an MC Professor Is Selected as Maryland Professor of the YearKenYatta Rogers, a professor of theatre, has been named the Maryland Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).Since 2000, Rogers has taught classes at Montgomery College in voice and diction, movement for the performer and fundamentals of acting. As a professional actor, Rogers has garnered three Helen Hayes Award nominations for his stage performances. He has more than 50 film, television, radio and voiceover credits including the National Endowment for the Arts’ The Big Read series and PBS’ Standard Deviants.“When Professor Rogers is acting on one of the Washington area stages at night and coming in and teaching the next morning, he is including the students in his process and connecting to them in a very special way,” said Professor Susan Hoffman, who chaired the theatre department until this year.Rogers also advises the Black Box Players, a student theater group on the Rockville Campus, and mentors over 30 students each year. He has also served as a director and coach for more than 15 productions for the College.Rogers says he believes in the “fierce urgency of now. The transaction between me and the person that is in front of me on stage or in the classroom is the most important thing at that time.” He says his work with students is “more of a mission than a job.”Performance major Abhishek Shrestha says Rogers “is a very hands-on teacher and he tailors his teaching student to student.”“[Professor Rogers] nurtures that need to create,” says Shaquille Stewart, another performance major. “He has helped me not only as a theatre student but as a human being.”In addition to teaching and directing, Rogers co-produces WILLPOWER! at the College. Founded in 2003, over 10,000 people have participated in the annual Shakespeare festival. He also co-produces MCSLAM!, an annual poetry festival featuring student work.This is the eighth time in 11 years—and the sixth consecutive year—that a Montgomery College professor has been named Maryland Professor of the Year.Dr. Mary Furgol, a history professor, received the honor in 2003. In 2006, Joan Naake, an English professor, won the award. In 2009, the award went to Chemistry Professor Susan Bontems, followed by Dr. Deborah Stearns, a psychology professor; Music Professor Dawn Avery; Math Professor John Hamman; English Professor, Dr. Greg Wahl, respectively.Rogers was honored at an awards luncheon today at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. followed by an evening reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ###Montgomery College&nbsp;is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.


Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal praised the life-saving work of international development charity Transaid, after the organisation revealed at its annual showcase it is now delivering more programmes in more countries to help improve road safety than ever before. As patron of the charity The Princess Royal addressed a room of transport and logistics professionals in Canary Wharf yesterday (Wednesday, 19 November). She said: “When Transaid first started it was very much following the Save the Children’s ‘Stop Polio’ campaign, where logistics and transport were crucial to the delivery of the vaccine and it was the idea of getting expertise into the system that created Transaid. “Transaid has taken on that role, but also has a real understanding of where you can make a difference through organising better transport and logistics, as well as through driver training – and that has really stood the test of time, in terms of the quality of its work and people coming back for more advice.” The charity shared a number of shocking figures at the event which was sponsored by Barclays, including approximately 1.24 million people are killed on roads worldwide each year. This figure equates to 3,500 road-related deaths every day, and around 3,000 of those killed are from developing countries. The Princess Royal called the figures frightening, stating it was ‘horrific’ that more people die from road traffic accidents than Malaria in Africa. Transaid also used the occasion to highlight some of its main achievements over the past 12 months, including receiving a £1.89 million grant from Comic Relief to help improve maternal health in Zambia, the addition of two new corporate members, Yusen Logistics and Malcolm Logistics – the charity also celebrated the fundraising efforts of its supporters who took part in its London to Brussels bike ride in September raising £67,000. Acting Chief Executive Caroline Barber said: “Transaid has had a very successful 12 months, running projects in seven countries. At Buckingham Palace last year we announced the award of a substantial grant from Comic Relief for our emergency transport work in Nigeria. That programme is going extremely well despite the security challenges in the north of the country. So far over 700 drivers have received comprehensive emergency transport training and as I speak are busy performing their roles as ‘lifesavers’ in their communities.” For more information or to find out how you can support the charity visit ends Note to Editor: Transaid ( is an international development agency that aims to improve people’s quality of life in the developing world by making transport more available and affordable. It was founded by Save the Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and works by sharing skills and knowledge with local people to enable them to put in place and manage efficient transport systems. Transaid’s core work includes creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers. It also assists with teaching preventive vehicle maintenance management and introducing local, low cost transport solutions including its innovative bicycle ambulance. Transaid also helps promote road safety awareness and shares its specialist knowledge with the humanitarian aid sector. Transaid enjoys strong backing from the transport and logistics industry and the active involvement of its patron, HRH The Princess Royal. For further press information: Aggie Krasnolucka-Hickman at Transaid +44 (0)20 7387 8136Faye McBride or James Keeler at Garnett Keeler +44 (0)20 8647 4467 TRAN/253/14

Where Energy, Gold and Equities Prices Are Headed This Week

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Futures Outlook #75 November 17, 2014&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Will volatility in commodity prices lead to stability in equities?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What does the Swiss referendum mean for the price of gold?Has crude oil found a bottom?Will positive government reports be enough to push the S&amp;P to new highs?The coldest weather of the season is upon the northeast this week, where do temperatures head beyond that?&nbsp;&nbsp; Gold prices advanced over $30 on Friday because the “gold” referendum that’s on Swiss lawmakers’ agenda has gained support for passing on November 30th. The referendum calls for the central bank of Switzerland to hold 20% of its assets in gold, repatriate any gold held abroad and forbid it from selling the metal in the future. The implications of a yes vote can be far reaching. At this time the ratio of gold held by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) is about 8%, to achieve the ratio of 20% the bank would have to sell approximately USD68 billion in assets, mostly US dollars and the Euro, and buy 1783 tons of gold, according to an article published in the Financial Times. One contract of gold is 100 ounces; there are 16 ounces in a pound, and in the US 2000 pounds in a ton. That’s 3.5 million pounds of gold the SNB would have to purchase over a five year period. Or if you want to break it down to number traders can understand that’s a 560,000 contract order to buy, and possibly much more if the price of gold drops, remember the bank must keep a 20% ratio. If this sounds completely ridiculous it is, but as of the publication of this letter it has a 50/50 chance of passing. Passage of this could cause financial instability in the bank as it becomes less flexible in its financial dealings according to many experts. While Switzerland is not part of the EU, this could cause serious repercussions throughout Europe if one of the regions strongest economies shows signs of faltering in an already shaky environment. My bias for gold going forward or until November 30th will be based upon which way this vote will go. This could mean staying on the sidelines until things become clear. If this vote passes gold will be a buy, if it fails, the metal will head substantially lower. For traders that want to dip their toes in the market the indicator to watch will be poll results. &nbsp; Crude oil prices settled positive on Friday after dropping to a 4 year low in overnight trading as OPEC officials reiterated their stance that production cuts will not be on the agenda when they meet at the end of November. Prices were further pressured by a report that US production of crude oil reached 9.1 million barrels per day, which is the most since 1986. The House of Representatives voted to approve the Keystone pipeline on Friday and this week the Senate will vote on and is likely to pass the same measure. These are mostly symbolic gestures as the public is well aware of the republicans’ stance on this issue. Once the Senate votes it will be up to the President to decide whether or not to sign the bill. Never has a company in the history of laying pipelines had to jump through so many hoops to have a line approved. Whether approval of the pipeline will be bullish or bearish for prices has supporters on either side of the issue. The bulls on one hand will say additional ways to move crude means additional options to explore for crude, ultimately leading to energy independence and the lifting of the ban on oil exports. The bears will say, approval means adding crude to an already over supplied situation. Prices for crude are near a 5 year low and many analysts are calling for an even further drop. I am not one of them. If you have watched or read some of the interviews with oil executives recently, each one of them has stated that oil needs to drop to $65 or $70 for wells to become unprofitable. An executive’s job is to portray his company in the best economic financial light, for this reason alone I think the breakeven price is higher. Banks will not wait till companies reach the breakeven price when they stop approving loans. And if production is curtailed it could eventually lead to supply tightness, causing prices to rise. OPEC is not as unified as they would present themselves to the press. Venezuela and other members want production cuts. Increased energy supply can depress prices but it can also spur economic growth and increased demand. Retail sales had an unexpected jump last month according to a report that was released Friday and analysts are attributing that to low energy prices. In fact analysts now think low gasoline prices will give a 3% boost to holiday sales. Buying out of the money call options continues to increase and managed money has added to long positions. Geo-politically the world has been quiet, almost too quiet. The short side is a very crowded trade and moves to the upside could be exaggerated due to weak shorts covering. Trading is all about risk reward and in my view, which is now joined by others, the reward is greater to the upside. My bias is higher; I am long and anticipate a move back towards $80 for WTI.&nbsp;&nbsp; Government reports will be the main driver for equity prices this week as we receive numbers covering everything from housing, inflation and manufacturing. With a few setbacks the strength of these reports along with earnings has moved the S&amp;P and the E-Mini to record highs. Now that earnings season has wound down these reports will be the focus. Housing has seen steady growth, but I think most would call the recovery a disappointment. Owning a house is not one of the priorities of the millennium crowd, renting for them is the way to go. Getting a mortgage is still difficult, and because of an aging population the amount of sales will not be as high as when the baby boomers were buying homes. With all that said I believe the market accepts the fact sales won’t be as high as the early 2000’s even with low interest rates, and this will not be a drag on the overall economy. Inflation should have been kept in check last quarter because of low energy prices. And finally manufacturing could see a rebound, and again credit low energy prices for the reason. I believe we will see positive reports in all areas and you will see another week of new highs for the Dow. The FOMC minutes will be released on November 19, don’t expect any surprises, the tone will be dovish. We are on the cusp of the holiday shopping season and because of low gasoline prices consumers have confidence in their outlook and extra dollars in their pockets. I am bullish on the Mini, but will wait for a dip to buy.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you live in the northeast you will have to bundle up this week as the second cold wave descends from Canada. And looking beyond this week, below normal temperatures will stretch across the eastern half of the US for the beginning of next week too. This should steady a natural gas market that has surprisingly lost almost 13% in value since the high was set just a few sessions ago. It is difficult to short Natural gas, seasonally it doesn’t make sense, and winter is 3 weeks away. The injection number estimate last week was small and it was still a miss. This could be a reflection of high demand to start the winter. We will soon start to draw supply from the system and it will be interesting to see if the extraction numbers are similar to last years at this point. The latest COT report shows that long positions have been reduced by managed money, but that is not a surprise when you consider the price drop that we have had over the last week. What will be watched is whether those longs have now increased with lower prices. My bias is to the upside, I am long and I anticipate a move back to the 440 area.These are the numbers to watch:&nbsp;&nbsp; Gold has resistance starting from $1192 to $1196 which is the 21day MA, the next level of resistance runs from $1210 to $1215 which represents the 50 day MA, and above this the resistance is $1227 to $1232. Support begins from $1183 to $1178, under this there is support from $1169 to $1165 and under this the support is $1150 to $1145. My bias is neutral because of the Swiss vote hanging over the market, otherwise it would be lower. The area above $1190 is a good spot to initiate shorts, and use the 21 and 50 day MA’s as the area to place stops. A break above the 50day MA would be a good place to buy. I will watch the polls closely. &nbsp;Crude oil has resistance starting from $7620 to $7660, above this there is resistance from $7800 to $7830 and above this the resistance runs from $7920 to $7970 which represents the 21 day MA. Support begins from $7420 to $7390, under this the support is $7330 to $7300 and under this $7200 to $7150 which will bring prices back to the summer of 2010. My bias is higher, I am long at $7450, and my stop is below the first level of support. My target is $78.&nbsp;&nbsp; The E-Mini has resistance starting from 2039 to 2044; above this the resistance is 2051 to 2058 and above this 2070 to 2075. Support begins from 2027 to 2022 under this there is support from 2015 to 2010 and under this the support is 2000 to 1995. My bias is higher, but I will wait for a dip to buy. I am working an order to buy at 2020 and will use the first level of support as a stop.&nbsp;&nbsp; Natural gas has resistance starting from 422 to 425 above this there is resistance from 430 to 433, which represents the 200 day MA and above this the resistance runs from 440 to 444. Support begins from 407 to 404, under this there is support from 397 to 392, which represents both the 21 and 50 day MA’s, and below this the support is 385 to 382. I am long at 416, my stop is 400 and I am anticipating a move above the 200 day MA. Government reports scheduled for release this week will include: Before deciding to participate in the commodity futures market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. There is substantial risk trading commodities. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There are no guarantees of profit nor of avoiding losses when trading commodity futures contracts. No representation is being made that any trade will or is likely to achieve profits similar to those in the past. No part of this letter may be reproduced without the consent of Anthony Grisanti

Work engagement leads to healthy, productive employees

”Work engagement is not to be confused with flow, which is momentary, intense, focused concentration. Work engagement is more permanent and is characterized by vigor, dedication and absorption,” explains Schaufeli. Employees who are enthusiastically absorbed in their work may work long hours, like workaholics. However, according to research, work engagement and workaholism are two different concepts. In contrast to workaholics, employees who are engaged in their work feel well, gain satisfaction from their work and are able to stop when they no longer enjoy it. Workaholism, on the other hand, can be compared to addiction. People who work obsessively constantly set themselves harder targets and are not able to enjoy their work. ”Work engagement can be increased at workplaces through simple methods. On the individual level these may be, for example, friendliness and readiness to help colleagues. On the work community level, the role of management is crucial: attentive, caring leadership increases employees’ commitment,” stresses Schaufeli. Work engagement proven to lead to productivity “This autumn, a FIOH study was one of the first in the world to show a strong positive association between work engagement and productivity. Productivity also led to a higher income level,” confirms Research Director, Jari Hakanen. Previous longitudinal studies at FIOH have shown that work engagement also has long-term positive effects, such as less depression, increased happiness and better balance between work and family life. The second phase of the current Spiral of Inspiration – Innovative and flourishing work communities project searches for management methods with which supervisors and management can help their communities to succeed and feel that their work is meaningful and inspiring, so that employees want to and are able to do their best during the working day. In employee-orientated job crafting projects, workers try out ways with which they themselves can make their work more inspiring, and though which that they can use their own strengths. ”Experiences at workplaces show that even during economically hard times, work can be meaningful, and methods and strengths for maintaining the meaningfulness of work and well-being can be found in the work community. We will have the results of these projects by the end of 2015,” promises Hakanen. FIOH’s Research Day is on Friday 21.11.2014 from 8.30 to 14.00. The programme is in English. Wilmar Schaufeli, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University will receive the 2014 Jorma Rantanen Certificate of Honour. Read more about FIOH’s Research Day ( Further information Wilmar Schaufeli, Professor, Utrecht University, tel. +31 6514 75784, w.schaufeli[at], Hakanen, Research Director, Helsinki University and Research Professor, FIOH, tel. +358 40 562 5433, jari.hakanen[at] or jari.hakanen[at] Work engagement ( in Wikipedia

Belaz wins Swedish Steel Prize 2014

“Belaz has boldly gone beyond the boundaries of what has earlier been considered possible using available technology,” says Gregoire Parenty, Chairman of the jury and Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development SSAB. The current trend within mining and quarry operations across the world is that bigger is better. Demand is high, production must therefore be optimized. Using high-strength steel, the global mining dump truck manufacturer Belaz has created the world’s largest dump truck capable of 20 percent higher payload capacity than conventional trucks, whilst minimizing fuel consumption. “Belaz’s new design shows how high-strength steel can be used to make stronger, lighter and more sustainable products,” explains Parenty, who emphasises that it was a close competition between the finalists. The Swedish Steel Prize was awarded for the 16th time in conjunction with a three-day event at which 800 participants from around the world gathered to share the latest findings on high-strength steel. The other finalists - Santander Equipos from Chile, Timo Penttimies from Finland and Vale from Brazil, were runners-up in the Swedish Steel Prize 2014. The Swedish Steel Prize was established by SSAB in 1999 to inspire and disseminate knowledge about high strength steel and how it can be used to develop stronger, lighter and more sustainable products. For further information, please contact Marie Elfstrand, Director Media Relations and PR, tel +46 8 454 57 34Leena Vanhanen, Director Public Relations, tel +358 40 549 78 42 For pictures, please visit SSAB’s Media bank (

Provision for expected credit losses for Volvo CE in China

Following an extended period of declining demand, low machine utilization and lower raw materials prices, profitability for customers and dealers primarily in the Chinese mining industry has declined and their financial position has weakened. The risk for future credit losses has therefore increased and as a consequence Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is provisioning SEK 650 M in the fourth quarter of 2014. The current provision level for expected credit losses is based on the Group’s prevailing best estimate. November 21, 2014 Journalists who would like further information, please contact Kina Wileke +46 (0)31 66 12 32 or +46 (0)765 537229. For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 a.m November 21, 2014.

ASSA ABLOY acquires Silvana and Metalika in Brazil

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Silvana, a leading lock company, and has acquired Metalika, a leading steel fire door company, both located in Brazil. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. "I am very pleased that Silvana and Metalika are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Silvana and Metalika represent the Group’s first major acquisitions in the large Brazilian market. This constitutes an important next step in our strategy to grow market presence in emerging markets,” says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. "With these two important acquisitions, ASSA ABLOY will now offer more comprehensive door opening solutions across the large Brazilian market,” says Thanasis Molokotos, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of the Americas Division. Silvana established in 1964, is located in Campina Grande, Paraiba, in northeastern Brazil. Metalika, established in 1999, is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Together they double ASSA ABLOY’s existing presence and add approximately 410 employees. Sales for Silvana and Metalika are expected to reach a combined BRL 85 M (approx SEK 250 M) in 2015 with good EBIT margins. The acquisitions will be accretive to EPS from start. The acquisition of Silvana is expected to close during Q4 2014. For more information, please contact:Johan Molin, President and CEO, tel no: +46 8 506 485 42Carolina Dybeck Happe, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel no: +46 8 506 485 72 About ASSA ABLOYASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 43,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales of about SEK 50 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, door automation and hotel security.

Steenord Corp. announces the final outcome of the mandatory public offer to the shareholders in Agrokultura

This press release may not, directly or indirectly, be distributed or published in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or United States. The offer is not being made to (and acceptance will not be accepted from) persons in those countries or elsewhere where participation requires further documentation, filings or other measures in addition to those required by Swedish law. On 28 August 2014, Steenord Corp. (“Steenord”) announced a mandatory public offer to the shareholders in Agrokultura AB (publ) (“Agrokultura”) to acquire all outstanding shares in Agrokultura for SEK 4.50 per share (the “Mandatory Offer”). All conditions for the Mandatory Offer were waived on 15 September 2014, when Steenord declared that the Mandatory Offer was wholly unconditional and that it would be completed. The extended acceptance period in the Mandatory Offer expired on 17 November 2014. By the end of the extended acceptance period, the Mandatory Offer has been accepted by shareholders representing a total of 63,816,105 shares in Agrokultura, corresponding to approximately 43.63% of the total number of shares and votes in Agrokultura (based on the new number of shares and votes after registration of the directed share issue carried out by Agrokultura on 31 October 2014). Prior to the announcement of the Mandatory Offer, Steenord held 48.26% of the shares in Agrokultura. As previously disclosed, Steenord has sold 59,264,799 shares to Magna Investments Limited (“Magna”). In addition, Steenord has sold another 5,528,953 shares in Agrokultura to Magna. Moreover, Steenord has subscribed for 5,696,425 shares in a directed share issue in Agrokultura, carried out by Agrokultura on 31 October 2014 to repay a number of promissory notes in accordance with what is further described in Steenord’s press release as of 29 October 2014. As of 21 November 2014, Steenord thus holds 71,803,842 shares in Agrokultura, corresponding to approximately 49.09% of the shares and the votes in Agrokultura. Magna holds 68,285,714 shares in Agrokultura, corresponding to approximately 46.69% of the shares and votes in Agrokultura, of which 2.39% of the shares in Agrokultura have been purchased by Magna in the market at a price per share not exceeding SEK 4.50. Steenord has not acquired any shares in Agrokultura outside the Mandatory Offer, except for what has been stated above about subscription of shares in Agrokultura’s directed share issue. Together, Steenord and Magna hold 95.78% of the shares and votes in Agrokultura. Steenord and Magna may purchase further shares in Agrokultura in the market. Settlement in respect of the shareholders who have accepted the Mandatory Offer during the extended acceptance period is expected to commence on 24 November 2014. As Steenord, together with the shareholding of Magna, holds almost 96% of the shares in Agrokultura, Steenord has concluded that there are no longer prospects for a well-functioning market for Agrokultura’s share. Hence, Steenord intends to promote delisting of Agrokultura’s shares from Nasdaq First North. Shareholders shall note that due to Steenord’s sale of shares to Magna, there are currently not legal conditions to initiate a compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares in Agrokultura in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act (Sw. Aktiebolagslagen (2005:551)). Hence, to allow shareholders to dispose of their shares in Agrokultura, Steenord intends to promote that delisting of Agrokultura from Nasdaq First North takes place at the earliest by the year-end 2014. Road Town, 21 November 2014 Steenord Corp. The Board of Directors Steenord discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Takeover Rules. The information was submitted for publication on 21 November 2014 at 8.30 (CET). Media Contact For questions, please contact Achim Lukas, Steenord Corp., telephone: +34 632 368 469, e-mail: For more information about the Mandatory Offer, please visit Important information The Mandatory Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Mandatory Offer requires that an additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish law and regulations. This press release and any related offer documentation are not being distributed and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country in which the distribution or offering would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any law or regulation in such country. Any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by Steenord. Any purported acceptance of the Mandatory Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions may be disregarded. The Mandatory Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the internet) in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States, and the Mandatory Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Accordingly, this press release and any related offer documentation are not being and should not be mailed or otherwise distributed, forwarded or sent in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Steenord will not deliver any consideration from the Mandatory Offer into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States must not forward this press release or any other document received in connection with the Mandatory Offer to such persons. This press release has been published in Swedish and English. In the event of any discrepancy in content between the language versions, the Swedish version shall prevail.

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust partners with Sectra for a new image management solution

Most patients undergo radiology examinations as part of the diagnosis and treatment process for their illness or injury. This means that managing and communicating medical images and information rapidly and efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units is paramount to the quality of the care provided for the patients. London North West Healthcare NHS Trust consists of newly merged Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust and serves a population of approximately 850,000. With the medical IT solution from Sectra, it will be easy for the hospitals within the Trust to share patient information and radiology images with each other. This will facilitate the efficient utilization of resources and will increase the potential for effective and safe healthcare. The solution will also make images and information available to authorized radiologists and referring physicians at other London hospitals who have also recently procured a Sectra solution such as any of  Barts Health hospitals, ( The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust ( and The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust ( Top-ranked solution US healthcare providers gave Sectra a top rating in the PACS category according to the 2013 customer satisfaction survey conducted by market research company KLAS. Sectra’s image management solution, Sectra PACS, was awarded “Best in KLAS” in the “2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report.  KLAS, gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has been using Sectra PACS since 2005 as part of the National Programme for IT. The contract is a new agreement for a new solution made directly between Sectra and London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and has been ordered through the NHS Supply Chain.

Afrobeats Phenomenon Fresh P Releases Latest Smash Single ‘Sweet Love’

Peter Ireyefoju, otherwise known by his mainstream pseudonym Fresh P, has gone viral with his latest video for single ‘Sweet Love’ ( ahead of its official release on 1st December. The artist’s 2nd solo single is set to take the UK afrobeats scene by storm, with an authentically fresh sound embracing African vibes and a rich blend of rhythms which makes anyone want to dance. Born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, Fresh P has harboured a passion for music since his childhood years with a dedication that kick-started his musical calling in 2003. Further on in his music career, Fresh P  formed the group ‘Kameleons’ where he performed as the lead singer releasing an afrobeats inspired album entitled ‘Keep on Trying.’ Having moved to England in 2006, he has since collaborated with a range of prestigious artists including Jaynorine of No Time Entertainment, Oggy Beats Music and an assortment of other UK based lyricists. In 2012 he unleashed his mammoth hit ‘It Is You’ directed by Uvi Orogun, which dominated Afro charts owing to its catchy chorus and funky theme. His latest offering ‘Sweet Love’ sees him team up with award winning video director Mr Moe Musa and includes vibrant cityscapes, energetic communal dance scenes and panoramic views of London at night. Shot in various locations across London, music lovers can catch sights of Piccadilly Circus, China town, notable tube stations and Waterloo Bridge. Fresh P said, “For me it’s important to keep music fun and engaging. ‘Sweet Love’ is a song designed to get people dancing and singing and overall just make them happy. Afrobeats is really about embracing the sounds of Nigeria and introducing them to the world. I hope to continue to do that with my music starting with my next release in a couple of weeks, which has already received rave reviews from fans.” Signed to Ever Fresh records, his videos have received a cumulative 11,357 plays on his reverbnation profile. Previous songs unveiled by Fresh P that have had fans dancing along include ‘Emujojo’ with its Arabic enthused backdrop and lulling love song lyrics and the drum beat background of’ Dangerous’ which is reminiscent of Fresh P’s native lands. “Fresh” is exactly what Fresh P is bringing with his new, catchy single. Watch the video directed by award winning director Mr Moe Musa here: To find out more about Fresh P and his Afrobeats inspired musical flavours visit

Gränges Nomination Committee appointed

Gränges Nomination Committee ahead of the 2015 shall consist of representatives of the three largest shareholders and the Chairman of the company’s Board. The intention is that Gränges’ 2015 Annual General Meeting will resolve on instructions for the Nomination Committee to apply until further notice. At 31 October 2014, Gränges’ three largest shareholders were Orkla, Lannebo Fonder and Fjärde AP-fonden, which have been invited to nominate candidates for the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee ahead of the 2015 Annual General Meeting has the following members: Mikael Aru (Orkla), Claes Murander (Lannebo Fonder), Jannis Kitsakis (Fjärde AP-fonden) and Anders G Carlberg (Chairman of the Gränges Board). The Chairman of the Nomination Committee is Mikael Aru. Gränges’ 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held on 4 May 2015 at 16.00 CET at Näringslivets Hus in Stockholm. Gränges shareholders who have proposals and views relating to the work of the Nomination Committee are requested to submit these to the secretary to the Nomination Committee, who is also Gränges’ General Counsel, Niclas Nelson. To enable the Nomination Committee to examine proposals received with sufficient care, these should be submitted no later than 31 January 2015. For further information, please contact:Niclas Nelson, General Counsel, Grä, tel: +46 708 34 96 16 Gränges ABBox 5505SE-114 85 Stockholm About GrängesGränges is a leading global supplier of rolled products for the brazed aluminium heat exchanger industry. The Group develops, produces and markets advanced materials that enhance both production economy during the customer manufacturing process as well as the performance of the final products, the brazed heat exchangers. Gränges has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and operates in three geographical regions: Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company has production, research and development facilities in Finspång, Sweden, and Shanghai, China, with total annual capacity of approximately 210,000 metric tonnes. Gränges was founded in 1896 and the company started its present operations in 1972 when it began to develop material for brazed heat exchangers. Gränges has some 950 employees and net sales in 2013 totalled approximately SEK 4 642 million. For more information about Gränges, you are welcome to visit

Changes to Gunnebo’s Group Executive Team

Sacha de La Noë has been appointed Senior Vice President for Region Asia-Pacific as of January 1, 2015. Sacha has been working for Gunnebo since 2005 in the positions as Director Global ATM Safes as well as Finance Director for Region APAC & MEA and Business Area Bank Security & Cash Handling. His current position is Sub-Regional Director for South East Asia. Before joining Gunnebo, Sacha has held leading management positions in Wilson Logistics/TNT Freight Management and Oriflame. Region Asia-Pacific consists of sales companies in 8 countries as well as a number of markets with representative offices and distributors. The Region accounts for 18% of Group sales. In 2013, it showed an organic growth in sales of 20% and an operating margin of 14%. In addition to his role as President and CEO of Gunnebo, Per Borgvall has been acting SVP Region Asia-Pacific. Sacha will now take on this position as of January 1, 2015. He will then also become a member of the Group Executive Team. Gunnebo’s Group Executive Team as of January 1, 2015: · Per Borgvall, President and CEO · Morten Andreasen, SVP Region Europe, Middle East & Africa · Sacha de La Noë, SVP Region Asia-Pacific · Tomas Wängberg, SVP Region Americas · Robert Hermans, SVP Entrance Control · Lars Thorén, SVP Operations · Christian Johansson, CFO and CIO · Magnus Lundbäck, SVP HR & Sustainability · Anna Almlöf, SVP Marketing & Service GUNNEBO AB (publ)Group Communications Gunnebo may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 11.01 CET on November 21, 2014.

Extraordinary General Meeting 2014

CDON Group AB (publ.), the leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, today announced that the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), held today in Stockholm, approved the company’s preferential rights issue, announced on 22 October 2014, and resolved to amend the Articles of Association including the change of the company name to Qliro Group AB (publ.). The EGM resolved to approve the Board's decision of 21st of October 2014 to increase the company’s share capital through a new issue of ordinary shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders. The rights issue is carried out in accordance with the conditions set by the Board of Directors on 17 November 2014: · Shareholders in CDON Group have preferential rights to subscribe for 1 new share per 2 existing shares. · The subscription price is SEK 13 per new share, which represents total rights issue proceeds of approximately MSEK 647  before transaction costs. · The subscription period is 28 November – 12 December 2014 with the possibility for the Board to extend the subscription period. · Up to 49,756,593 new shares will be issued, which will increase the share capital with up to SEK 99,513,186, at full subscription. · The record date at Euroclear Sweden AB for the right to receive subscription rights is 25 November 2014. The rights issue is fully guaranteed by Investment AB Kinnevik. Detailed terms for the rights issue will be available in the prospectus, expected to be published by CDON Group on or about 27 November 2014. The EGM also resolved to amend the Articles of Association's provisions regarding the company's name (to Qliro Group AB (publ.)), the object of the company’s business (to own and manage real property and movables, primarily through investments in businesses within the areas internet, online, e-commerce and retailing primarily with consumer brands and products as well as financing operations) as well as the minimum and maximum share capital and number of shares. Until the new Articles of Association have been registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Sw. Bolagsverket), which will take place around 2 January 2015, the company will use the existing company name CDON Group AB. For further information, please visit or, contact:Paul Fischbein, President and CEOTel: +46 (0) 10 703 20 00 Questions from investors and research analysts:Nicolas Adlercreutz, CFOTel: +46 (0) 70 587 44 88E-mail: Questions from media:Fredrik Bengtsson, Head of CommunicationsTel: +46 (0) 700 80 75 04E-mail: The information in this announcement is such that CDON Group AB (publ) is required to disclose under the Securities Markets Act. This information was released for publication at 11:15 CET on 21 November 2014. About CDON GroupCDON Group is the leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region. Since the start in 1999, the Group has expanded and broadened its product portfolio and is now a leading e‐commerce player in consumer goods and lifestyle products through, Lekmer, Nelly (,,, Gymgrossisten (,, and Tretti. The group also comprises the payment solution Qliro. In 2013, the group generated 4.4 billion SEK in revenue. CDON Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s Mid-cap list under short name “CDON”. Important informationThis press release does not contain or constitute an invitation or an offer to acquire, sell, subscribe for or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in CDON Group. Invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in CDON Group will only be made through the prospectus that CDON Group intends to publish at CDON Group’s website, following the approval and registration by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen) around 27 November 2014. The prospectus will contain, among other things, financial statements as well as information regarding CDON Group's Board of Directors. This press release has not been approved by any regulatory authority and is not a prospectus, accordingly investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this press release except on the basis of information provided in the prospectus to be published by CDON Group. In certain jurisdictions, the publication or distribution of this press release may be subject to restrictions according to law and persons in those jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed should inform themselves about and abide by such restrictions. This press release is not directed at persons located in the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia) (the ("United States"), Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan or in any other country where the offer or sale of the subscription rights, interim shares (Sw. betalda tecknade aktier) or new shares is not permitted. This press release may not be announced, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan or any other country where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions or where such action would require additional prospectuses, other offer documentation, registrations or other actions in addition to what follows from Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded, reproduced or disclosed in such a manner that contravenes such restrictions or would require such additional prospectuses, other offer documentation, registrations or other actions. Failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or laws applicable in other jurisdictions. In addition, if and to the extent that this press release is communicated in any European Economic Area member state that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures, including Directive 2010/73/EC, in any member state, the "Prospectus Directive"), this press release is only addressed to and directed at persons in that member state who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive and must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in that member state. This press release does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive or an offer to the public. In the United Kingdom, this press release is being distributed only to, and is directed only at (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Financial Promotion Order"), (ii) persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Financial Promotion Order, or (iii) other persons to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). This press release is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by anyone who is not a relevant person. No subscription rights, interim shares or new shares have been or will be registered under the Securities Act, or with any other securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and no subscription rights, interim shares or new shares may be offered, sold, resold, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, into or within the United States or on account of such persons other than pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act, and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or jurisdiction of the United States. There are no plans to register any securities mentioned in this press release in the United States or make an offer to the public in the United States.

NOTICE of Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting in Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ) on December 17, 2014.

Right to participate at the Extraordinary General Meeting  Shareholders who wish to participate in the EGM must,  - Firstly be recorded in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (see also under the headline Nominee-registered shares below), and  - Secondly notify the Company at the address Kungsgatan 44, 7th floor, 111 35 STOCKHOLM about their intention to attend the EGM not later than 16.00 on Friday, December 12, 2014 by phone +46 8 402 28 00, by fax +46 8 402 28 01 or by mail to When notifying the company, please state your name, personal identity/registration number, address, shareholding and details about any assistants (not more than two).  Nominee-registered shares  Shareholders whose shares are nominee-registered must also request a temporary entry in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate at the EGM. Shareholders must notify the nominee about this well in advance of Thursday, December 11, 2014, which is the day when such entry must have been executed in order to be considered in the excerpt of the share register, made by Euroclear Sweden AB.  Shareholders registered in the Norwegian Verdipapirsentralen (VPS) must request temporary entry as shareholders in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate at the EGM. In connection thereto, shareholders must notify DNB Bank ASA about this at the address Verdipapirservice, Postboks 1600 Sentrum, 0021 Oslo or by fax: +47 24 05 02 56, or by email: no later than 12.00 noon CET on Monday, December 8, 2014, in order for DNB Bank to be able to ensure that entry is made in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB by Thursday, December 11, 2014, which is the day when such entry must have been executed. Following the EGM, DNB Bank will arrange for shareholders to be re-registered in the Norwegian Verdipapirsentralen.  Proxy etc.  The rights of shareholders during the EGM may be exercised by an authorized representative (proxy). Any proxies must be presented in original. Proxies in original can be sent to the company at the following address: Nickel Mountain Group AB, Kungsgatan 44, 7 trp, 111 35 Stockholm, Sweden. A proxy form will be available at the company’s website .  ( of legal entities must present registration documents in original or certified copy of the same or equivalent proof of authorization.  Proposed agenda  1. Opening of the EGM.  2. Election of Chairman of the EGM. 3. Drafting and approval of voting list. 4. Approval of agenda. 5. Appointment of persons to keep and approve the minutes. 6. Determination whether the EGM has been duly convened. 7. Decision to appoint a new auditor 8. Approval of remuneration to the auditor 9. Closing of the EGM The Board of directors’ proposal for decisions  Item 7 (Decision to appoint a new auditor) There is a new Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ) (“NMG”) since October 10, 2014, which reflects the fact that Strata Marine & Offshore AS is the sole dominating owner of NMG. The new Board of Directors has ever since it was appointed continuously reviewed the possibilities to increase share holder value, and in that context to optimize the cost structure of NMG. This is particularly important in view of NMG being a company without regular revenues. NMG has for various reasons since 2013 had two different audit firms in the group working with the yearly audit work. This has not benefited the aggregated audit costs. The new Board has therefore secured a favorable offer for conducting the audit of the financial year 2014 accounts. Therefore the Board proposes to an EGM to be held on December 17, 2014 to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers AB, CIN 556067-4276 (“PWC”), with responsible main auditor Johan Palmgren, as auditor of the parent company and of the group. The cost reduction that would be achieved for the audit of the 2014 accounts is deemed to be significant. The Board of Directors emphasizes, that there have been no controversies with the other two auditors/audit firms appointed at the AGMs of the group and subsidiaries in June 2014. These were Mr. Johan Kaijser of Mazars Set Audit Company (auditor of group and parent company) and KPMG (auditor of subsidiaries). The change of auditor is proposed solely on cost reduction grounds. The corresponding change will also be proposed on subsidiary level. Item 8; (Decision regarding remuneration to auditor) The Board proposes, in line with the decision taken on the June 4, 2014 AGM, that the new auditor be remunerated based on reasonable and approved regular invoicing. Miscellaneous  Required documentation covering items 7 and, 8, above, as well as other information required according to the Swedish Companies Act will, at the latest two weeks before the EGM, be available in the office of the Company and at the Company’s website, ,  ( will be sent free of charge by mail to shareholders who so request and state their address.  The shareholders are reminded of their right to request information in accordance with Chapter 7 Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act.  The number of shares outstanding in the Company at the time of this EGM-notice is 90,809,360 ***  Stockholm, November  23, 2014  Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ)  The Board of Directors

IK Investment Partners acquires Transnorm from Equita in Germany

Founded in 1957, Transnorm manufactures high performance conveying components that are integral to many highly sophisticated automated systems and generates sales of EUR 62 million in 2014. Historically best known for its belt curves, Transnorm’s various products are now used in many high-speed distribution systems, parcel centers and in airport baggage handling systems across the globe. The Transnorm Group covers one of the most attractive segments of the automated logistics value chain, benefiting from long-term global growth trends such as e-commerce. Headquartered in Harsum, Germany, the Group has additional overseas manufacturing entities in Arlington (Texas, USA) as well as in Kluang (Malaysia). IK VII Fund is acquiring the Company from Equita Holding, which is managed by Equita Management GmbH and has been the majority shareholder since June 2007. “Transnorm is a global market leader in an attractive and growing niche, offering a broad portfolio of high-end mission-critical products. The Company is ideally positioned to further benefit from global mega-trends such as the increasing importance of e-commerce and intra-logistics as well as rising global air traffic. Transnorm has an established global footprint with entities in the US, Malaysia, China and the UK and we are now enthusiastic to support Transnorm’s management team to further drive the international expansion,” says Anders Petersson, Partner at IK and advisor to the IK VII Fund. “We thank Equita for their strong support over the last years and we are excited to start this new chapter in Transnorm’s long history. IK is the ideal partner for us as we continue to drive our Company’s development with its broad expertise in global markets. We look forward to continuing this path through further strengthening the Company’s position internationally, as well as driving product innovations to enter exciting new applications,” says the Global Management Team of Transnorm consisting of Georg A. Waldmüller, Sidy Diop and Gary Cline. “During the past 7 years we have been very pleased to support the successful development of Transnorm’s growth along with the broadening of the international footprint and the diversification of the product portfolio. We are convinced that IK will be an ideal partner to support Transnorm’s future development,” says Jan Drewitz, Partner at Equita. Transnorm is the eighth investment by the IK VII Fund, the fifth investment in 2014 and the third transaction in Germany during the same period after the successful divestments of Minimax Viking and GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland. IK Investment Partners invests in pan-European mid-sized companies that have strong profit improvement potential. The other investments are: Hansen Protection, the Norwegian specialist in survival suit rental; Ampelmann, a market leader in rental of Motion Compensated Gangway (MCG) systems to the offshore energy sector; VPS, a global leader in fuel management services; Ramudden, a leading specialist provider of temporary traffic control services; Exxelia Group, a global leading manufacturer of customised passive components, Løgismose + Meyer, a leading food manufacturer  and restaurant operator;  and Evac, a leading provider of wastewater management for the maritime industry. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

ICGN Expands Team with Appointment of Senior Investors

The ICGN is approaching 20 years of inspiring governance reform and membership continues to grow with institutional investors responsible for US$18 trillion in global assets based in 50 countries. “By expanding the team, we will increase our capacity to develop guidance, respond to public consultations and engage with regulators, ultimately to inspire good governance practice for companies and investors alike” said ICGN’s Managing Director, Kerrie Waring. “Our education priorities will complement this policy work by continuing to deliver high-quality training delivered ‘by investors, for investors’. Since being awarded a mandate by the European Commission in 2011, we have delivered ESG training in seven jurisdictions and we will expand this with new partnerships.” Erik Breen, ICGN Chairman, said: “We are delighted with the appointment of George and Tom, both of whom are vey highly regarded in the global governance community.  Their appointments will help maintain the ICGN’s position as the leading international voice for investors on governance reform and will strengthen our ability to serve members in helping them to effectively exercise their shareholder rights and responsibilities.” In his role as Policy Director, George Dallas will coordinate ICGN’s governance polices and committees, and will also take an active role in ICGN’s regulatory outreach. He has been a member of ICGN since 2000, has also been Chairman of its Business Ethics Committee since 2009. Prior to joining ICGN, George was Director of Corporate Governance at F&C Investments, and previously was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s, where he held a range of managerial and analytical roles, including as head of Standard & Poor’s European credit rating operations. He began his career in corporate banking at Wells Fargo Bank, and is published widely, including the book “Governance and Risk” (McGraw-Hill, 2004). George Dallas said: “As a longstanding member of ICGN I am very pleased to join its Secretariat to support ICGN policy initiatives. I am a strong proponent of ICGN’s mission to raise standards of corporate governance for the benefit of investors and other stakeholders, and am convinced that there remains ample scope for ICGN continuing to build its thought leadership, outreach and impact. I very much look forward to contributing to this mission.” As Education Advisor, Tom Rotherham-Winqvist will be exploring strategic partnerships to take the ICGN Education initiative to the next level and expand its scope. Tom was previously Director for Private Markets Policy at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and its owner, the British Telecoms Pension Scheme which is the UK’s largest pension fund with c. £40bn AUM.  He now consults on long-term investing, primarily as Advisor to the CEO of the Institutional Investors Roundtable. Tom has been on the faculty of the ICGN’s education programme since its inception and has previously worked at INSEAD and lectured at Imperial College, London.   Tom Rotherham-Winqvist said: “Well governed companies should be rewarded with a lower cost of capital.  This goal can only be achieved if investors have the confidence and skills to assess a broader range of factors, including those that are material to financial performance but difficult to quantify using traditional investment tools.  With three years of experience delivering its peer-to-peer education programme, the ICGN is ready to partner with leading education and training organisations to promote the integrated analysis skills that will be required by tomorrow’s best investors.”