Booboo Stewart, Mounts Up For, The UnBroken

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES, CA.-October 28th, 2014- Bass Entertainment Pictures ( announced that BooBoo Stewart ( has been cast in the role of “Yellow Horse” in the upcoming independent feature film, THE UNBROKEN. The screenplay was penned by Emmy-nominated and award-winning writer turned director Kim Bass ( (IN LIVING COLOR, JUNKYARD DOG, KILL SPEED) who will also direct what he describes as a “fast-paced, youth-oriented, right-against-wrong, love conquers all, white hat versus black hat action western.” THE UNBROKEN, which will be produced in association with Aurum Film Group, is scheduled to begin principal photography in spring of 2015 and will be produced by Beautiful Lie Pictures (’ Deanna Shapiro (THE LEGEND OF CRYIN’ RYAN, JUNKYARD DOG). THE UNBROKEN ( is set in the unforgiving and lawless Arizona territory circa 1863. It tells the story of a young loner (Colt), to be played by Jeremy Sumpter, who risks it all to rescue his beloved mail-order bride (Salor), whom he’s never met, from a gang of ruthless outlaws led by the cold-blooded killer who murdered Colt’s mother and left him for dead the day he was born... his father. THE UNBROKEN is a passion project for Bass who has been a longtime fan of the classic western film genre. Booboo Stewart, one of Hollywood’s hottest rising young stars, really responded enthusiastically to the screenplay and the character, stated writer-director Bass. “Boo is not only passionate about the role of “Yellow Horse,” he’s perfect for it”, said Bass. Having come into his own of late, arguably achieving Hollywood heartthrob status, Stewart played Seth Clearwater in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and most recently the MUTANT “WARPATH” in the latest X-Men film (X-MEN: Days Of Future Past) that has, so far, grossed nearly 750 million dollars in worldwide box office. For more information on THE UNBROKEN ( please visit: ###  ( Media Contact: Claudia Ross Tiffany R. Cummins Cross Marketing PR (415) 986-0342 The following pictures are available for download:

Business Disability Forum associates and members named on inaugural list of influential disabled people

London, UK – A number of Business Disability Forum (BDF) Associates and individuals from BDF Member and Partner organisations were recently named on the inaugural 2015 Power 100 List of Britain's most influential people with a disability or impairment. The list includes 100 of the most powerful, influential and inspiring disabled people in Britain. Phil Friend OBE, BDF Associate and CEO of Phil and Friends Ltd, was recognised for his work on disability and diversity projects across the globe, and his efforts in promoting disability awareness in the business sector. Alice Maynard, Founding MD Future Inclusion Ltd and Chair of Scope, was mentioned for her work with major institutions to change society for the better. Her work within the rail industry contributed to making rail travel much easier for disabled people. Dawn Milman-Hurst, CEO at Equal Approach, was recognised for using her HR background and expertise to set up the unique, inclusive recruitment agency Equal Approach. Simon Minty, Director of Sminty, was ackowledged for establishing his disability and diversity training company through which he has consulted and trained numerous well-known and respected organisations. Remploy CEO, Beth Carruthers, was commended for her work within the UK’s leading supplier of specialist recruitment services. Her work abroad was also mentioned, specifically her willingness to exchange disability employment knowledge through foreign visits. Stephen Duckworth, Director of Disability Assessment Services at Capita, was recognised for his work in this role and as founder of research company Disability Matters. Crossbench peer and disability rights campaigner, Baroness Jane Campbell, has gained recognition for her many years of parliamentary lobbying for disabled civil and human rights. Under the Arts, Fashion & Design category, Dr David Bonnett is noted for pioneering many aspects of accessible design, advising on the implementation of Access standards and a design guide on the subject. In the Media & Publishing sector, Geoff Adams-Spink is mentioned for his work as former Age and Disability Correspondent for the BBC. More recently Geoff’s own company, Adams-Spink Ltd, has been very active in the area of technological solutions for disabled people. Vincent Neate, Partner at KPMG, was also acknowledged for his years of work with senior leaders in the private and public sector, where he has challenged thoughts around responsibility, resilience and longevity. Mark Harper MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, commended the Power 100 List for acknowledging "an extraordinary range of disabled people and their achievements in all aspects of life, from education, politics and law through to sport and media". Susan Scott-Parker, Chief Executive and Founder of Business Disability Forum said: "It's wonderful to see so many Business Disability Forum associates and employees of member organisations represented on this list. This indicates the high level of thought leadership that can be found within our membership and among our associates and strategic alliances. Congratulations to all 100 people named on the list for their various contributions to business and society." ENDS Notes to editors: 1. Business Disability Forum ( represents some 400 organisations that employ 20% of the UK workforce. Smart organisations work with Business Disability Forum to improve their business performance. We have more than twenty years’ experience of equipping people with the expertise to create confident organisations by improving the understanding of disability in business, removing barriers and making adjustments for individuals. Here is a short video about the Forum: 2. The Power 100 List was launched by Powerful Media in partnership with Shaw Trust. For more information visit: 3. For further comment, please contact Ashley Teaupa, Interim Communications and Marketing Manager: or 020 7089 463.


· Research and development costs amounted to SEK 4.8 (1.7) m · Loss after tax was SEK -14.7 (9.1) m · Earnings per share were SEK -0.05 (0.04) · The company had no net sales for the period. · The Board continues to work to solve future liquidity and financing. · ChronTechs therapeutic hepatitis D vaccine activates an immune response that can enter the liver and eliminate liver cells that produce parts of HDV. · The Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 18, 2014 resolved to adjourn until August due to negotiations regarding repurchase of the hepatitis technologies. · At the resumed AGM on August 14th 2014 the largest shareholder with own majority voted against the auditors recommendation to discharge the board members Thomas Lynch, Anders Vahlne and Matti Sällberg from liability, but also voted for re-election of these members together with board member Bengt Hemmingsson. The meeting resolved to amend the Articles of Association with regards to the limits of the maximum and minimum share capital and maximum and minimal outstanding shares. The Board withdrew its proposal regarding authorization to resolve to new issue. · The license for the RAS technology is reversed to ChronTech Pharma · In September 2014, ChronTech has completed a deal with Avac Pharma Ltd about repurchase of the hepatitis technologies which were sold to Avac the summer of 2013. · A number of presentations on ChronTech’s vaccine developments were given at a hepatitis C-virus meeting in Banff, Canada. EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE REPORTING PERIOD · Just over 93 % of ChronTechs convertibles have been converted into shares. For more information, please contact: Anders Vahlne, CEO and Head of Research, ChronTech Pharma AB Mobile phone: +46 709 28 05 28E-mail: About ChronTech ChronTech has developed and further develops a patent pending new type of injection needle for a more effective uptake of genetic vaccines (IVIN) and vaccine and therapy for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and hepatitis D. The ChronTech share is admitted to trade on Nasdaq Stockholm First North. Remium Nordic AB is Certified Adviser for ChronTech. For more information, please visit: In the event of any discrepancy between the Swedish and English versions of this press release, the Swedish version will take precedence.

Clas Ohlson retails the world’s first eco labelled tea light

The traditional disposable tea light has a light holder in aluminium, which is difficult to collect and recycle. In Sweden, we use a total of 300 million tea lights per year, which corresponds to an aluminium consumption of over 225 tonnes per year. Just under half of that amount is estimated to be recycled. Aluminium production uses a vast amount of energy. To produce just one kilo of aluminium the energy used corresponds to the same amount of energy as in three litres of petrol.   Through the launch of a brand new tea light, made from 100 % stearin, i.e. completely free from paraffin and palm oil, and without the disposable aluminium cup, Clas Ohlson can offer the customer a modern and sustainable option to the traditional tea light. When the light has burned down, it is simply replaced by putting a new refill in the glass holder. The tea light has gotten the Nordic Ecolabel stamp. ”At Clas Ohlson we don’t believe in the throw away society, and we aim to help our customers make smart and environmentally sound choices. The Nordic Ecolabelled tea light is a great example on how we have created a smart and simple alternative to an attractive price, which is taking our environment into consideration”, says Eva Berg, category manager at Clas Ohlson. The two inventors Ronny Hjelm and Hugo Lundkvist, Refillsystem i Oxelösund AB, in collaboration with Clas Ohlson, has developed the product. Together they turned dream about a light with a sound environmental profile into reality. ”Clas Ohlson’s stores were the obvious choice for us, as its founder is a role model. He was a true entrepreneur who worked with several innovations over the years. Clas Ohlson’s environmental profile and their high consumer trust was very important to us. Clas Ohlson has been a driving force, not the least when it comes to a paraffin free refill system”, says Ronny Hjelm, CEO at Refillsystem. ”This is a completely new product, and it will take some time to communicate to our customers why they should chose this alternative over the traditional disposable tea light they are used to buying. Clearly, we want as many customers as possible to start using refill for tea lights, but in the end, it is the customer’s choice. For those who in prefers buying the traditional tea light in the future instead of the new Nordic Ecolabelled alternative, don’t forget to hand in the aluminium cups together with the other aluminium waste for recycle” says Åsa Portnoff Sundström, CSR manager Clas Ohlson. The eco labelled tea light is sold in all Clas Ohlson sale channels and markets. Tea light start kit: Tea light refill: Tea light holder: For more information of the Nordic Ecolabel: For more information please contact: Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13


First nine months of 2014: Strong margin and cash conversion · Net sales for first nine months, excluding revenues attributable to Alfdex: MSEK 1,543 (1,390) 1) – up 3% year-on-year, after adjusting for currency (+5%) and LICOS (+3%) · Operating income for first nine months, including net income (after interest and tax) attributable to Alfdex: MSEK 247 (206) – operating margin of 16.0% (14.8) 1) · Earnings after tax for first nine months: MSEK 177 (130) – basic EPS of SEK 4.08 (2.96) · Strong cash flow from operating activities for first nine months: MSEK 243 (120) · Group’s net debt at 30 September: MSEK 414 (604) 1) – gearing ratio of 49% (104), following dividend payout of MSEK 121 (110) and own share buy-backs of MSEK 98 (nil) during Q2 and Q3 Third quarter of 2014: Positive margin development continued · Net sales for Q3, excluding revenues attributable to Alfdex: MSEK 520 (496) 1) – down 3% year-on-year, after adjusting for currency (+8%) · Operating income for Q3, including net income (after interest and tax) attributable to Alfdex: MSEK 86 (75) – operating margin of 16.4% (15.1) 1) · Earnings after tax for Q3: MSEK 64 (49) – basic EPS of SEK 1.47 (1.10) · Strong cash flow from operating activities for Q3: MSEK 84 (55) 1)    The 2013 comparative figures for Net sales, Operating income, Earnings before tax and Net debt for the period have been adjusted for the amendments to IFRS 11, “Joint arrangements” (see Appendices 1 to 3 for the restated consolidated income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements). President and CEO, David Woolley, comments on interim report for Q3 2014: “Sales for the third quarter, excluding revenues attributable to Alfdex, were down 3% year-on-year in constant currency driven primarily by the weaker demand experienced in our European end-markets, particularly for medium and heavy trucks. However, the business responded well to these lower activity levels, as the group’s EBIT margin improved to 16.4% for the third quarter. Looking forward, the orders received, and expected to be fulfilled during the fourth quarter, were in line with sales levels for the third quarter, adjusted for the fewer working days in the fourth quarter, indicating that end-customer confidence remains stable. The increasing pressure to reduce fuel consumption in all forms of machinery and trucks just reinforces the importance of our ongoing customer development programmes for our variable flow pump technology. Furthermore, our longstanding expertise in hydraulic products, will allow us to continue to occupy strong positions in niche areas where customers require more advanced, custom-made solutions. Concentric remains well positioned both financially and operationally, to fully leverage our market opportunities.” For further information, please contact: David Woolley (President and CEO), David Bessant (CFO), or Lena Olofsdotter (Corporate Communications), at Tel: +44 121 445 6545 (E-mail: Concentric AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap. The information in this report is of the type that Concentric is required to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8.00am on 24 October, 2014. This report contains forward-looking information in the form of statements concerning the outlook for Concentric’s operations. This information is based on the current expectations of Concentric’s management, as well as estimates and forecasts. The actual future outcome could vary significantly compared with the information provided in this report, which is forward-looking, due to such considerations as changed conditions concerning the economy, market and competition.

Interim Report 2014/15 Q2

Second Quarter (1 July – 30 September 2014) · Net revenue increased by 13 percent to MSEK 652 (577). Organic growth, measured in local currency, was +6 percent for comparable units. · Operating profit increased by 9 percent to MSEK 63 (58), equivalent to an operating margin of 9.7 percent (10.1). · Profit after finance items increased by 11 percent to MSEK 61 (55). · Profit after taxes increased by 10 percent to MSEK 46 (42). Earnings per share, on a fully diluted basis, for the twelve-month period ending 30 September 2014, amounted to SEK 8.34 (7.81 for the 2013/14 financial year). · Cash flow from operating activities for the twelve-month period ending 30 September 2014 amounted to MSEK 227 (204) equivalent to SEK 10.02 (9.01) per share. · The return on equity for the twelve-month period ending 30 September 2014 was 25 percent (26). The equity ratio at the end of the period stood at 44 percent compared to 43 percent at the beginning of the financial year. · LIAB Load Indicator AB, with annual revenue of approximately MSEK 30 was acquired during the quarter. Precimeter Control AB, with annual revenue of approximately MSEK 30 was acquired after the end of the period under review. First six months (1 April – 30 September 2014) · Net revenue for the first six months of the financial year increased by 12 percent to MSEK 1,329 (1,188), which is equivalent to organic growth of +5 percent measured in local currency. · Operating profit increased by 13 percent to MSEK 127 (112), equivalent to an operating margin of 9.6 percent (9.4). · Profit after finance items increased by 14 percent to MSEK 122 (107). · Profit after taxes increased by 15 percent to MSEK 93 (81).

Hoist Finance announces third quarter financial results

January - September 2014 (January - September 2013): · Gross cash collections totalled SEK 1,791 million (SEK 1,122 million), an increase of 60 per cent. · Total revenue amounted to SEK 1,186 million (SEK 790 million, adj. for revaluations), an increase of 49 per cent. · EBIT totalled SEK 376 million (SEK 201 million), corresponding to an EBIT margin of 32 per cent (25 per cent). · Portfolio acquisitions of SEK 1,683 million (SEK 1,995 million). · Carrying value of acquired loans of SEK 7,504 million (SEK 5,156 million). · Gross 120 month ERC on acquired loan portfolios of SEK 12,657 million (SEK 8,666 million). · Adjusted EBITDA of SEK 1,270 million (SEK 791 million). · Total capital ratio of 12.49 (12.51) per cent of REA. · Acquisition of a collection platform in Italy from long-term servicing partner TRC SpA in July. Subsequent events:• Senior unsecured bonds of EUR 100 million issued in the beginning of October.• Portfolio of approximately 270,000 non-performing consumer loans acquired from Santander in the UK in October. For further information, please contact: Jörgen Olsson, CEO Hoist FinanceJane Niedra, IR Hoist Finance  Contact details: Phone +46 (0)8 55 51 77 90 Email: The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden).  This information was released for publication at 8.00 on 24 October 2014. The Interim Report will be presented at a telephone conference/audiocast at 09.30 CET today by Jörgen Olsson (CEO) and Pontus Sardal (CFO and Deputy CEO of Hoist Finance). The presentation will be held in English. The dial-in details for the telephone conference are as follows: UK: +44 203 19 40 546 SE: +46 8 519 99 352US: +1 855 269 26 06 Link to the audiocast via

Elos Interim report 1 January – 30 September 2014

· Net sales for continuing operations amounted to SEK 274.7 M (271.6), corresponding to a decline of 1.3%*. Order bookings for continuing operations totalled SEK 301.4 M (273.6), up 7.7%*. · Operating profit for continuing operations totalled SEK 24.5 M (17.8). The higher earnings resulted primarily from continued improved efficiency. · Profit after net financial items for continuing operations was SEK 22.8 M (13.2). Net financial items were positively impacted by exchange-rate differences of SEK 1.9 M (0.0). · Profit after tax for continuing operations amounted to SEK 18.8 M (10.6), corresponding to SEK 3.11 (1.75) per share. Profit after tax including discontinued operations was SEK 115.9 M (24.2), corresponding to SEK 19.15 (4.00) per share. Profit after tax includes SEK 91.9 M pertaining to gains from the divestment of subsidiaries. · Cash flow after investments for continuing operations amounted to SEK 33.1 M (39.0).  · Current President will leave his position on 31 January 2015. New President is appointed and will take office on 1 February 2015 (see separate press release).  * Adjusted for exchange-rate fluctuations during the year. President Göran Brorsson’s comments: “The continued positive earnings trend, with a 35% improvement in operating profit compared with the year-earlier period, is proof that the implemented and ongoing efforts to streamline our operations have generated results. Although the delivery volume during the quarter was slightly weaker than we anticipated, our growth trend remains positive since order bookings to date this year show an increase of 7.7%. This will generate higher deliveries in the fourth quarter and early 2015.  “The implemented sale of the Metrology business area will generate excellent opportunities for forceful expansion of the medical-technology operations. Expansion will primarily occur through acquisitions, which will develop and strengthen our market position in existing market segments. The objective is to create a global structure in order to become a more attractive partner to our existing and new customers.”

The forecast for adjusted EBITDA 2014 is unchanged

Third quarter: July–September 2014 · Total operating revenue amounted to SEK 744 M (857), a decrease of 13%. Revenue decreased organically by 14% (-8%). · Total multiscreen revenue (Desktop search, Mobile search and Campaign products) decreased organically by 10% (-3%). Revenue was negatively impacted by lower sales in Sweden and Norway. · Revenue for Mobile search grew organically by 39% (82%). During Q3, 30% of total searches were performed via  mobile channel. · EBITDA amounted to SEK 125 M (225) and was negatively affected primarily by lower sales in Sweden and Norway. The EBITDA margin was 16.8% (26.2%). Adjusted EBITDA amounted to SEK 208 M (242). The adjusted EBITDA margin was 28.0% (28.2%). · Impairment testing of the company’s intangible assets resulted in non-cash impairment losses totaling SEK 1,799 M. SEK 1,237 M of this was attributable to Local search, primarily concerning the acquisition of the Norwegian Findexa in 2005, and SEK 562 M are related to Voice. · Net income for the period amounted to SEK -1,820 M (90), owing mainly to recognition of impairment losses for intangible assets. Earnings per common share for the period was SEK -18.29 (0.76). · Operating cash flow totaled SEK -104 M (-69). Nine-month period: January–September 2014 · Total operating revenue amounted to SEK 2,280 M (2,636), a decrease of 14%. · Total multiscreen revenues decreased organically by 7% (2%). · EBITDA amounted to SEK 497 M (629) and was negatively affected by weak sales in Sweden and Norway, while capital gains during the first and second quarters had a positive impact. The EBITDA margin was 21.8% (23.9%). Adjusted EBITDA amounted to SEK 515 M (672). The adjusted EBITDA margin was 22.6% (25.5%). · The income for the period amounted to SEK -1,714 M (259), owing mainly to recognition of impairment losses for intangible assets. Earnings per common share for the period were SEK -17.49 (2.17). · Operating cash flow totaled SEK 17 M (122). Events during the third quarter · On September 5, 2014, Eniro issued a revised full-year forecast for adjusted EBITDA of SEK 700 M for 2014.  · This forecast remains unchanged. · Johan Lindgren stepped down as President and CEO of Eniro on August 18, and the Board of Directors appointed Stefan Kercza as Acting President and CEO. Stefan Kercza is since previously CEO of Eniro Denmark and Acting Head of · An investigation commissioned by the Board aimed at validating the Group’s accounts identified accounting errors during the fourth quarter of 2013 and first half of 2014. Primarily, it was found that revenues had been allocated incorrectly to time periods, resulting in revenues being recognized too early. Eniro has retrospectively restated the financial statements, which constitute comparative information in this interim report. The effects of the retrospective restatements for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first and second quarters of 2014 are published in this interim report. · Eniro filed a police complaint against former CEO Johan Lindgren regarding the accounting inaccuracies. · Eniro’s Group CFO, Mattias Lundqvist, left Eniro, and Roland M. Andersen was appointed as the company’s new Group CFO, effective July 29.


JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2014 (THIRD QUARTER) · Net sales amounted to SEK 228 million (229). · The gross margin was 46.1 percent (46.3). · Operating profit amounted to SEK 22 million (19). · Profit for the period was SEK 18 million (17). · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.79 (0.75). · Cash flow from continuing operations amounted to SEK 23 million (19). JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER 2014 (NINE MONTHS) · Net sales amounted to SEK 692 million (691). · The gross margin was 45.8 percent (46.3). · Operating profit amounted to SEK 50 million (48). · Profit for the period was SEK 38 million (39). · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.67 (1.71). · Cash flow from continuing operations amounted to SEK 41 million (53). Comment by the CEOMidsona’s operating profit improved to SEK 22 million, compared to SEK 19 million for the equivalent quarter last year. The operating margin rose to 9.6 percent (8.3) and was therefore close to the long-term target of 10 percent. The favourable profit trend is mainly attributable to cost savings. However, sales fell marginally to SEK 228 million (229). Sales rose by just under 4 percent in Sweden and Finland and fell by more than 4 percent in Norway. It is likely that the unusually warm summer had a negative impact on sales for several major product groups. Sales were weak in July and August but significantly better in September. In Sweden, profitability improved due to cost savings deriving from the reorganisation that was implemented. Price increases have partially offset the effect of the euro’s strengthening against the Swedish krona. In Norway, good cost control allowed profitability to improve despite sales declining somewhat. Profits weakened in Finland, although the comparison period included a capital gain from the divestment of a brand. Adjusted for the brand divestment, profit was in line with last year. In general, the Group’s priority brands have performed well, both during the quarter and the over year to date. The trend has been particularly positive for the brands Friggs, Dalblads and Miwana, which all show double-digit growth to date this year. The first two of the aforementioned brands are well positioned in the growing health food segment. On the other hand, Naturdiet has continued to lose volumes as the weight control market has generally been weak. As previously announced, we are, during the autumn, launching a number of new products under our well-known brands. This represents an important part of our strategy to generate organic growth by frequently offering innovative new products in the areas of health and well-being. This is the Group’s most extensive launch period ever and has been very well received among retailers, with good shop listings. The Group’s strategy of focusing on priority brands in the areas of health and well-being has been successful. We are continuing our efforts to generate organic growth in our priority brands while actively analysing potential acquisitions. We will approach and, in time, achieve all of our financial targets – this will allow us to deliver on the vision of becoming the Nordic leader in health and well-being.Peter Åsberg, President and CEO   For further information:MD and CEO Peter Åsberg, +46 (0)730 26 16 32This is information of the type that Midsona AB is obligated to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published on 24 October, 2014, 8

Interim report Vigmed Holding AB (publ) January – September 2014

During the first nine months of 2014, Vigmed Holding AB began production and sale of the product lines CLiP® Ported, CLiP® Neo and CLiP® Winged. Vigmed Holding AB’s distribution partner, CODAN TRIPLUS AB, won its first hospital tender with Region Skåne in Sweden, for the patented product CLiP® Neo. Vigmed Holding AB was granted Quality System Certificates for both EN ISO 13485:2012 and EN ISO 9001:2008. The certifications include development and manufacturing of solutions to prevent needlestick injuries. Vigmed Holding AB established a legal entity in China, as a subsidiary to Vigmed China Ltd. in Hong Kong, for the purpose of initiating a registration process for products intended for the Chinese market. After the reporting period on 9 October 2014, Vigmed Holding AB announced that the company will launch a unique arterial catheter on the market during 2015. Furthermore, on 23 October 2014, the Board of Vigmed Holding AB decided – pursuant to the authority granted by the annual general meeting on 13 May 2014 – to issue not more than 6,261,904 shares through a preferential rights issue directed to existing shareholders thereby increasing the share capital not more than SEK 126,382.86. Assuming full subscription of the rights issue, the total issue proceeds amounts to approximately SEK 56.4 million before issue costs. The rights issue is fully guaranteed. Teleconference on 24 October 2014 at 10:00 CET Vigmed invites investors and media to a conference call (in English) on 24 October 2014 at 10:00 CET, where CEO Finn Ketler and Chairman of the Board Lennart Holm will present and comment on the interim report and rights issue and answer questions.

Sanitec Corporation's Interim Report January – September 2014: Organic growth with improved profitability

Third quarter 2014 in brief · Net sales for the third quarter amounted to EUR 174.3 million (175.4). Comparable net sales for the third quarter were 2.1% higher than prior year (1). · Operating profit for the third quarter increased to EUR 23.3 million (20.5), 13.4% (11.7) of net sales. · Profit for the period amounted to EUR 17.4 million (7.3). · Earnings per share, basic and diluted, were EUR 0.17 (0.07). · Cash flow from operating activities for the third quarter amounted to EUR 30.4 million (32.3). · After the reporting period Geberit has announced a cash offer of SEK 97 per share to the shareholders of Sanitec. January – September 2014 in brief · Net sales for the period amounted to EUR 533.3 million (534.3). Comparable net sales for the period were 2.1% higher than prior year (1). · Operating profit for the period increased to EUR 62.6 million (53.7), 11.7% (10.1) of net sales.  · Profit for the period amounted to EUR 32.2 million (30.4). · Earnings per share, basic and diluted, were EUR 0.32 (0.30). · Cash flow from operating activities for the period amounted to EUR 43.5 million (36.4). (1) Calculated in comparable legal structure and constant currency, i.e. organic change. Please click the attached pdf document or visit (Investors>Reports and Presentations) to download Sanitec's Interim Report January – September 2014 in English or in Swedish.

Elos appoints Johannes Lind-Widestam as new President and CEO as of 1 February 2015

Following more than 14 years as President and CEO of Elos (former Westergyllen), President and CEO Göran Brorsson has decided to step down as of 31 January 2015. Göran Brorsson will be succeeded by Johannes Lind-Widestam, who will take office on 1 February 2015. Johannes Lind-Widestam will join Elos from Assa Oem AB, where he is president. Previously, Lind-Widestam was Purchasing Director at Nobel Biocare and responsible for Swedish operations at Kitron. Stig-Arne Blom, Chairman of the Elos Board, comments as follows: “We are delighted to have been able to have tied Johannes Lind-Widestam to us as our new CEO. Johannes has the personality and the professional credentials that make him ideal to take over the leadership of Elos. His task will be to further develop our operations on a global basis. “At the same time, I would like to thank Göran Brorsson for his efforts during his time as CEO. Under Göran’s leadership, the Group has been transformed from an industrial conglomerate to Elos Medtech, a niche operation in the medical technology area, with a strong market position and healthy profitability.” Johannes Lind-Widestam comments as follows: “Since my time at Nobel Biocare, I have known Elos as a proactive and quality-oriented company. It feels extremely inspiring having the opportunity to take over as CEO of the Group.”  Göran Brorsson says: “Implementing a comprehensive transformation of the Elos (former Westergyllen) Group has been an exciting task. Today, Elos is established as Elos Medtech, with a stable market position that constitutes an excellent platform for continued growth. With the strong financial base that the Group has today, it feels good handing over to Johannes who, with his excellent credentials, has solid prerequisites for further growing the business.” Elos Medtech is today one of Europe’s leading partners in the development and production of medical technology products and components, such as dental and orthopaedic implants and instruments. Operations are conducted at facilities in Sweden, Denmark and China. The customer base comprises market-leading, internationally active medical-technology companies. Lidköping, 24 October 2014 Elos AB (publ)

Avanza first in Sweden to offer share trading for a commission of only SEK 1

Today Avanza launches its new commission price list for all account types and becomes the first player in Sweden to offer share trading from SEK 1 in commission. The aim is to secure the bank’s position as the price leader in the market and to offer a larger number of savers the possibility of trading in shares. ”We have become the largest Swedish bank on the Stockholm stock exchange measured in number of transactions. We wish to utilise this advantage of scale to make it also possible to trade in single shares without needing to pay more than SEK 1 in commission. Hopefully this can attract new and more savers to the share market,” states Martin Tivéus, CEO at Avanza. The trend shows clearly that more and more people choose to trade smaller blocks of shares. During the last five years the volume of contract notes has decreased by 25 percent according to Avanza’s internal statistics. But few people trade really small blocks of shares as the commission eats up a large part of the capital. Today, someone trading via a major bank pays at least SEK 69-99 in commission. The commission to purchase one share in H&M at a share price of SEK 275.00 with Avanza compared with the major banks is illustrated below: +-------------+-----------------+|Company |Commission in SEK|+-------------+-----------------+|Avanza |1 |+-------------+-----------------+|Handelsbanken|99 |+-------------+-----------------+|Nordea |99 |+-------------+-----------------+|SEB |69 |+-------------+-----------------+|Swedbank |99 |+-------------+-----------------+ The possibility of trading for SEK 1 in commission applies from today as regards all lists on the Stockholm stock exchange and First North, and for all account types at Avanza, including endowment insurance and ISK. Avanza also offers all of its customers, as the only Swedish bank, access to real time updated share price information, without cost. The new price list contains four different categories of commission so that each customer can choose the category best suited to their trading pattern. For the customers trading in large blocks, the commission is never greater than SEK 99, regardless of the volume (see attachment 1 below). The attached price comparison (attachment 2) shows the commission for share transactions for eleven different transaction amounts between SEK 100 and SEK 10 million. For further information, please contact: Martin Tivéus, CEO Avanza070-861 80   Attachment 1. Price list for share trading on the Stockholm stock exchange and First North. +-----------+----------+----------+-------------+-----------------------+|Commission |Mini |Small |Medium |Fixed Pris ||category | | | | |+-----------+----------+----------+-------------+-----------------------+|Minimum |SEK 1 |SEK 39 |SEK 69 |SEK 99 ||commission | | | | |+-----------+----------+----------+-------------+-----------------------+|Variable |0.25% |0.15% |0.069% |- ||commission | | | | |+-----------+----------+----------+-------------+-----------------------+|Description|Trade in |Trade in |Trade in |Never pay more than SEK|| |shares for|shares for|shares for |99 in commission per || |SEK 1 in |SEK 39 in |SEK 69 in |transaction. || |commission|commission|commission | || |per order,|per order,|per order, up| || |up to SEK |up to SEK |to SEK | || |400, |26,000, |100,000, | || |thereafter|thereafter|thereafter | || |variable |variable |variable | || |commission|commission|commission of| || |of 0.25%. |of 0.15%. |0.069%. | |+-----------+----------+----------+-------------+-----------------------+|Target |For |For |For customers|For customers ||group |customers |customers |who undertake|undertaking slightly || |wanting to|usually |smaller to |larger || |trade in |trading in|medium-sized |transactions or having || |very small|small |transactions.|a varied volume to || |blocks. |blocks. | |their || | | | |orders. |+-----------+----------+----------+-------------+-----------------------+ Attachment 2. Price comparison for share trading on the Stockholm stock exchange and First North. +-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|Transaction amount:|Avanza|SHB |Nordea|SEB |Swedbank|Nordnet|Skandia |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 100 |SEK 1 |SEK 99 |SEK 99|SEK 69 |SEK 99 |SEK 39 |SEK 8/18 *|+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 500 |SEK 1 |SEK 99 |SEK 99|SEK 69 |SEK 99 |SEK 39 |SEK 8/18 *|+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 1,000 |SEK 3 |SEK 99 |SEK 99|SEK 69 |SEK 99 |SEK 39 |SEK 8/18 *|+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 5,000 |SEK 13|SEK 99 |SEK 99|SEK 69 |SEK 99 |SEK 39 |SEK 8/18 *|+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 10, 000 |SEK 25|SEK 99 |SEK 99|SEK 69 |SEK 99 |SEK 39 |SEK 25 |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 50, 000 |SEK 69|SEK 99 |SEK 99|SEK 69 |SEK 99 |SEK 75 |SEK 69 |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 100,000 |SEK 69|SEK 99 |SEK 99|SEK 90 |SEK 99 |SEK 99 |SEK 69 |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 500, 000 |SEK 99|SEK 450|SEK 99|SEK 450|SEK 450 |SEK 425|SEK 275 |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 1,000 ,000 |SEK 99|SEK 900|SEK 99|SEK 900|SEK 900 |SEK 850|SEK 550 |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 5, 000 ,000 |SEK 99|SEK |SEK 99|SEK |SEK |SEK |SEK || | |4, 500 | |4, 500 |4, 500 |4, 250 |2,750 |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+|SEK 10, 000 ,000 |SEK 99|SEK |SEK 99|SEK |SEK |SEK |5SEK || | |9, 000 | |9 ,000 |9, 000 |8 ,500 |5,500 |+-------------------+------+-------+------+-------+--------+-------+----------+ *Skandia has a minimum commission of SEK 8 for Large Cap shares; for other lists on the Stockholm stock exchange and First North there is a minimum commission of SEK 18. Source: The respective banks’ web sites as at 23 October 2014. The comparison refers to ordinary price categories available for all account types without a volume requirement, such as a minimum level of activity or savings . About Avanza:Avanza is an Internet bank founded in 1999. The Parent Company, Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Avanza’s vision is that as a customer you will have more money in your pocket than if you banked with other banks or institutions. The services include, amongst other things, saving in shares, funds, savings accounts and a strong pension offering. Avanza has more than 355,000 customers and more than SEK 130 billion in savings capital. This is equivalent to just over 2 percent of the Swedish savings market. Avanza is the largest in terms of the number of transactions of Swedish banks on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. During the last four years Avanza has won SKI’s (Swedish Quality Index) award, “Year’s Most Satisfied Savings Customers”. For more information visit:


THIRD QUARTER 2014 (JUL – SEP)  • Net sales in the quarter amounted to SEK 22.4 (16.8) million, corresponding to an increase of 34 percent.• Net sales for consumables in the quarter amounted to SEK 21.0 (16.8) million, corresponding to an increase of 25 percent in SEK. Sales for consumables increased by 18 percent in local currency.• Operating income before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to SEK 3.4 (3.8) million, corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 15 percent.• Net income amounted to SEK 1.5 (1.6) million, resulting in earnings per share of SEK 0.07 (0.08).• Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 4.3 (-1.5) million.• Products for warm perfusion (STEEN Solution™ and products related to the use of the XPS™) accounted for 25 (13) percent of total consumables sales.• The FDA granted marketing approval for XPS™ and STEEN Solution™, allowing STEEN Solution™, XPS™ and the accompanying single-use products to be sold in the US.• XVIVO Perfusion’s share warrant program 2014/2016, which was offered to employees, was fully subscribed.• XVIVO Perfusion completed a share issue through a private placement of SEK 73 million. THE PERIOD 2014 (JAN – SEP) • Net sales in the period amounted to SEK 59.2 (48.9) million, corresponding to an increase of 21 percent.• Net sales for consumables in the period amounted to SEK 57.7 (48.9) million, corresponding to an increase of 18 percent in SEK. Sales for consumables increased by 14 percent in local currency.• Operating income before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to SEK 8.3 (10.0) million, corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 14 percent.• Net income amounted to SEK 4.1 (5.7) million, resulting in earnings per share of SEK 0.20 (0.29).• Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 1.7 (6.4) million.• Products for warm perfusion (STEEN Solution™ and products related to the use of the XPS™) accounted for 24 (14) percent of total consumables sales. XPS™ (Xvivo Perfusion System) received a CE mark, allowing XPS™ and the accompanying single-use products to be sold in Europe.• The FDA approved marketing approval for XPS™ and STEEN Solution™, allowing STEEN Solution™, XPS™ and the accompanying single-use products to be sold in the US. CONFERENCE CALL CEO Magnus Nilsson will present the report in a conference call at 2 p.m. CET on Friday, October 24, 2014. Telephone: +44 (0) 2071 928000, enter code 19023328 October 24, 2014GothenburgXVIVO Perfusion AB (publ)Magnus NilssonCEO

Interim Report, January 1 – September 30, 2014

Summary of the third quarter, July – September 2014 •  Net sales amounted to SEK 354.5 M (301.4), up 18 percent.•  EBITA rose to SEK 34.0 M (14.4), an EBITA margin of 9.6 percent (4.8).1)•  Operating profit increased to SEK 25.1 M (8.3), an operating margin of 7.1 percent (2.8).1)•  After-tax profit increased to SEK 19.0 M (0.9).•  Earnings per share after dilution rose to SEK 0.64 (0.03).•  Cash flow from operating activities amounted to a negative SEK 29.9 M (neg: 1.4). Summary of the nine-month period, January – September 2014 • Net sales amounted to SEK 1,137 M (1,010), up 13 percent.• EBITA rose to SEK 95.6 M (62.5), an EBITA margin of 8.4 percent (6.2).1)• Operating profit increased to SEK 70.0 M (45.5), an operating margin of 6.2 percent (4.5).1)• After-tax profit increased to SEK 52.6 M (28.9).• Earnings per share after dilution rose to SEK 1.78 (1.01).• Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 55.8 M (64.4). 1) Excluding non-recurring costs of SEK 0.0 M (5.5) for organizational changes and costs for the revaluation of conditional purchase considerations of SEK 0.0 M (0.2). Significant events after the end of the period • Renewed agreement with Statoil – order value of SEK 90 M over a three-year period.• Acquired 37% of the company Kompanion – SaaS planning tool for home-help service. CEO’s comments Strong results and 18 percent growthThanks to our long-term customer relationships and niche expertise, we were able to generate good business in a difficult market. The Design and PLM Management business areas reported a highly favorable trend and we secured several new orders. For example, Joint extended its contract with Statoil for the collaboration and project tool for planning and implementation of all development projects. The agreement is worth approximately SEK 90 M and extends over a three-year period. Our UK acquisition, Symetri, also had a positive impact on earnings for the period.We have a strong offering for technical administration in Sweden’s municipalities. With investment in the company behind Kompanion, we will also gain a firm foothold in the “soft” sector. Kompanion is an Internet-based tool for planning and organizing home-help service. With our experience in the public sector and our expertise in geographic information systems, service optimization and case management systems, we will be able to help Kompanion to continue to grow and develop.We have 18 percent growth in the third quarter, of which 6 percentage points comprised organic growth and an improved EBITA margin of 9.6 percent. We are continuously increasing recurring revenue from support and maintenance agreements, as well as SaaS solutions. This gives us a more stable and uniform earnings trend over the year. During the third quarter, a full 49 percent of net sales derived from recurring revenue. The market is stable in most areas. However, the prevailing macroeconomic climate and geopolitical situation has resulted in some caution in the willingness to invest by our customers active in more capital-intensive industries. This is most obvious in Finland and among our customers in the oil and gas industry, as well as the maritime industry in Norway and the UK. From this perspective, I feel that the outcome in the third quarter is a sign of strength from the Group.Staffan Hanstorp, President and CEO The information in this interim report is such that Addnode Group must disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was released on October 24, 2014, 08.30 a.m.

Nomination committee’s recommendation

The committee has had the following composition: Tom Henning Slethei (chair), Morten Garman and Ole Rettedal. The majority of the committee recommends the election of five new directors to replace the existing board: Erik Henriksen (chair), Tone Bjørnov (deputy chair), Andreas Greve-Isdahl, Silje Christine Augustson and Ole Rettedal. Ole Rettedal abstained from participating in the consideration of the proposal concerning his own candidature. A minority comprising Morten Garman voted against the nomination of Ole Rettedal, who was nominated as a new director by Tom Henning Slethei, and has only voted for the four other directors. These four have been nominated by Morten Garman. The majority recommendation from the nomination committee has given emphasis to ensuring the representation of both the largest and the second-largest shareholders. Erik Henriksen and Andreas Greve-Isdahl are advisers to Sabaro Investments Limited, and Ole Rettedal is chief executive of IKM Industri-Invest AS. The majority of the nomination committee cannot support the board composition in the minority’s proposal, with only four directors. The nomination committee’s recommendation with all five proposed directors was adopted with Tom Henning Slethei’s casting vote. Additional information on the five proposed candidates follows below. For further information, please contact:Tom Henning Slethei, chair of the nomination committee. Tel: +47 997 00 635  Erik Henriksen is an advisor to Sabaro Investments Limited. He has a diploma in International Shipping from London School of Foreign Trade. Henriksen has been a founder, developer and investor in various companies over the last 30 years including Telecomputing ASA, Intelecom ASA, Discoverer ASA, Tanker Navigation ASA (all companies have been listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange) as well as many private companies including Trader Navigation (UK) Limited. Earlier in his career he worked for F.H. Lorentzen & Co., Oslo, Stolt-Nielsen Group (Oslo and the US), R.S. Platou (Oslo and Hawaii) and was in charge of a joint venture company between R.S.Platou and the Erling Lorentzen Group in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tone Bjørnov is an independent portfolio Non-Executive Director. She holds board directorships with Intex Resources ASA, ABG Sundal Collier ASA, Aqua Bio Technology ASA, BB Finans ASA, Bank1 AS, Storyline Studios AS and Serendex Pharmaceuticals A/S. Previous board directorships include SinOceanic Shipping ASA, Kongsberg Automotive ASA, Spectrum ASA, Marine Farms ASA, Fish Pool ASA and Bane Tele AS. Bjørnov has extensive experience from banking and finance with 20 years of diverse experience from DNB. Bjørnov holds a degree in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management plus university degrees in French and IT from the University of Oslo. Andreas Greve-Isdahl holds an MBA from Hult, Shanghai and a bachelor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from OMH, Oslo. Greve-Isdahl has extensive international business expertise after living/working in: U.K, China, UAE, USA, Vietnam and Norway. Previous roles include founder/ entrepreneur, consultant and most recently as advisor to Sabaro Investment Limited, where he is involved in all parts of Sabaro’s operations, from investments and portfolio management to exit. Silje Augustson has significant experience from the capital markets and the financial services industries mainly based out of London. Her experience spans from roles within equity sales and research in investment banking, to business development, strategy and investor capital fundraising in the alternative asset management industry. Ms. Augustson has held positions with JP Morgan, The Brunswick Group, Theorema Asset Management, Belay Asset Management. Currently she works with Xynteo, a strategic advisory firm based in Oslo and London, with clients in the Oil and Gas industry. Augustson is a Non-Executive Director of Panoro Energy ASA, and serves on the board of the Storm Nordic Fund, the Storm Bond Fund, SurfSide Holding AS and Mikrofinans Norge AS. She holds a Deug in Economics from the University of Toulouse UT1 (1996), and a Master in European Management/Diplome de Grande Ecole from ESCP-EAP (1999). Ole Rettedal is Chief Executive Officer in IKM Industri-Invest AS, Noreco’s second-largest owner.

New study to prevent type 1 diabetes planned for Diamyd Medical’s diabetes vaccine

“The planned strategy means that more children who have entered the autoimmune process, but who have not yet been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, can obtain access to the diabetes vaccine both prior to and following any diagnosis,” says Anders Essen-Möller, Chairman of Diamyd Medical. “This could shorten the path to market acceptance.” In order to increase the scientific value of the research on preventative treatment with the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine, the research team at Lund University, who have been driving the DiAPREV-IT study since 2009, decided to expand the dataset with additional children at high risk of presenting with type 1 diabetes. Therefore, after discussions with the Swedish Medical Products Agency and Diamyd Medical, a new, larger study of a similar design to DiAPREV-IT is being planned, in which new research findings are taken into consideration. “We have discovered that children with a high risk of presenting with type 1 diabetes can be divided into two distinct groups already at screening: those with a normal and those with an impaired glucose metabolism. Furthermore, almost all 14 children that have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the ongoing DiAPREV-IT study belong to the latter group,” says Dr. Helena Elding Larsson, pediatrician in Malmö and researcher at Lund University but also the lead investigator and sponsor for both studies. “This discovery, combined with the fact that 14 out of 50 children was fewer than we had expected to have presented with type 1 diabetes by this stage, means that the scientific value of the ongoing study increases substantially through us keeping the study blind for a further two years. This implies that the statistical base of children who have presented with the disease in the study will increase. By planning a new study with, in principle, the same design, but where the two groups we recently identified are taken into account, we further increase the chance of being able to ascertain any efficacy for the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine.” The new study, named DiAPREV-IT 2, is a researcher-initiated study comprising 80 children aged four and above with a 50-percent risk of developing clinical symptoms of type 1 diabetes within five years. The study is double-blind and placebo-controlled, which means that half of the children will receive two doses of Diamyd® and half will receive placebo (non-active substance). No-one will know who has received what until the end of the five year study. The intent is to see if the diabetes vaccine can prevent or delay the onset of clinical symptoms of type 1 diabetes in the children. Simply delaying the onset of the disease with the help of Diamyd® would be a major medical success. Those children that develop clinical symptoms of type 1 diabetes during the study will receive injections of active Diamyd® after diagnosis, irrespective of whether they have received active or placebo as preventative treatment. In this manner, it will also be possible to follow the efficacy of the diabetes vaccine in new-onset patients. The study will be much like the ongoing DiAPREV-IT study, except that supplementation of vitamin D is included for all participants and that the latest findings, namely that two early stages of type 1 diabetes exist prior to clinical onset, have been taken into account. The study will stratify the participants according to the stage they belong to at the start of the study. The first stage comprises children with two or more auto-antibodies directed at their own insulin-producing cells, but with normal glucose metabolism. The other stage is children with both auto-antibodies and an impaired glucose metabolism. Vitamin D supplement is given to lower the immune system’s inflammatory components to, thereby, increase the diabetes vaccine’s tolerance-inducing effect with the aim of maintaining the ability to produce insulin. “In large screening studies, we have identified many children that, sooner or later, will present with type 1 diabetes,” says Åke Lernmark, Professor of Experimental Diabetes Research at Lund University. “It is frustrating to be unable to do anything to arrest this and, therefore, it is satisfying to offer these children the opportunity to be part of a study that includes a treatment, which we hope will help. Treatment with Diamyd® is extremely simple and has demonstrated a favorable safety profile in small children. In addition, I believe strongly in the addition of vitamin D.” About DiAPREV-ITDiabetes Prevention – Immune Tolerance (DiAPREV-IT) is a double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled Phase II study comprising 50 children aged four and above, who, through the analysis of diabetes markers, so-called auto-antibodies, in the blood are demonstrated to be at high risk of presenting with type 1 diabetes. Half of the children have received two injections of the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine and the remaining half have received placebo (non-active substance). The children will be monitored for a period of five years. Results from the study are expected at the end of 2016. Thus far, 14 of the children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The study is being conducted by a research team at Lund University and is funded by research grants. Diamyd Medical is providing the study drug and has participated in the design of the study and is also able to utilize the findings of the study. About type 1 diabetesType 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the patients’ own insulin producing beta cells. By analyzing markers in the blood it is possible to identify persons in whom the autoimmune process is ongoing, but has not yet caused clinical symptoms of type 1 diabetes. When clinical symptoms have developed, these patients must be treated daily, for the rest of their lives, with insulin to sustain life. The importance of finding a cure is high for the world’s health care systems and the wellbeing of patients. The annual market for an easy to use, successful therapeutic is estimated to several billion dollars. About Diamyd MedicalDiamyd Medical is dedicated to fight type 1 diabetes and to work towards a cure for the disease. Diamyd Medical’s current projects include development of combination regimens for arresting the successive destruction of insulin producing beta cells using the Company’s GAD65-based diabetes vaccine Diamyd®, such as Diamyd® + Vitamin D with or without an anti-inflammatory compound; and Diamyd® combined with GABA, for which Diamyd Medical licenses exclusive intellectual rights from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). Diamyd Medical has further acquired 46% of the stem cell company Cellaviva AB that is establishing a Swedish commercial bank for private family saving of umbilical cord blood and other sources of stem cells. Stem cells are required for Personalized Regenerative Medicine (PRM), for example to restore beta cell mass in diabetes patients where autoimmunity has been arrested. Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.

Fredrik Strømmen new manager of Scandi Standard Norway

Fredrik has almost 20 years' experience of various senior posts in the convenience goods trade. He was also sales manager at Sætre AS and KiMs Norge AS. In the last year at Orkla, Fredrik was responsible for the integration between the Sætre AS, Nidar AS and KiMs Norge AS operations with Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge. In addition, he was responsible for the merging of the sales operations for the former Stabburet AS and Rieber & Søn Norge AS into Orkla Foods Norge. “Fredrik is an experienced manager with the right qualifications for strengthening our position in the Norwegian market. His task is managing the white meat and egg business to increase growth and profitability. We are very happy to be bringing Fredrik on board and I am sure that he will, together with Scandi Standard's team, create additional value in the category in close cooperation with our customers,” says Leif Bergvall Hansen, Group CEO at Scandi Standard. “I look forward to further developing the business together with our employees. Chicken and egg are categories of strong growth and I see many opportunities for further developing this in cooperation with our customers,” says Fredrik Strømmen, the incoming Country Manager for Scandi Standard Norway. So Torfinn Higdem, the present manager for Norway, is handing over responsibility to Fredrik. “I am happy to be handing things over to Fredrik. I have had a fantastic journey and I am very proud of the good work the Norwegian operation has done to get where we are today,” says Torfinn Higdem, the departing Country Manager for Scandi Standard Norway. ”There is no doubt that Torfinn has done a fantastic job in building up the company and creating strong and well-known brands. Torfinn has decided himself to step down and I am very happy that he will still be available for some projects,” says Leif Bergvall Hansen. Fredrik will take up the position on 2 March 2015. The Norwegian operation produces, markets and sells chicken and egg under the Den Stolte Hane and Vestfold Fugl brands. It has three production facilities and 285 employees. Fredrik will work at the Norwegian operation's main office at Bryn in Oslo. If you have any questions, please contact:Leif Bergvall Hansen, Group CEO at Scandi Standard, telephone: +45 221 005 44Fredrik Strømmen, the incoming Country Manager at Scandi Standard Norway tel: + 47 934 598 95 About Scandi StandardScandi Standard is the largest producer of chicken in the Nordic Region with leading positions in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. We produce, sell and market chilled, frozen and processed chicken under the strong brands Kronfågel, Danpo, Den Stolte Hane, Vestfold Fugl, Ivars and Chicky World. In Norway eggs are also sold and produced under the Den Stolte Hane brand. We have a total of approximately 1,650 employees and sales of more than SEK 5 billion. For more information, visit

Probi appoints Glenn Gibson, Maria Rescigno and Henrik Vestergaard to Scientific Advisory Board

Probi renews its Scientific Advisory Board to further strengthen its Probiotic business by increasing the understanding of the microbiome and its impact on health.  ( Gibson is Professor of Food Microbiology and Head of Food Microbial Sciences at the University of Reading, UK.  Glenn´s current research includes acute and chronic gut disease, autism, obesity, novel prebiotics, and human metabonomics. Additional areas of expertise include probiotics, gastroenteritis in sports, metabolic syndrome and gut flora development with age. Prof. Maria Rescigno, is Director of the Dendritic Cell Biology and Immunotherapy Unit at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy. Her major field of interest is the mucosal immune system, in particular antigen-presentation by dendritic cells and bacterial handling in the gut. Her line of research includes studies of host-microbe interactions at mucosal surfaces. Henrik Vestergaard, is Associate Professor at the Novo Nordic Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a specialist in internal medicine and endocrinology, Henrik brings clinical experience and expertise within the area of metabolic diseases. His current research includes genetics of cardiometabolic diseases, gene-environment interaction, glycemic control, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. “Our new members are highly respected in their respective fields of research,” says Peter Nählstedt, Chief Executive Officer of Probi. “We are very pleased to welcome them all to our Scientific Advisory Board and look forward to fruitful discussions on Probi scientific development. We also wish to thank resigning members for their valuable contributions over the years.” Additional members of Probi Scientific Advisory Board, are:Hans Wigzell, Professor of Immunology at the Department of microbiology, tumor and cellbiology of Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.Lars Gatenbeck, MD, PhD, Founder and Chairman at Life Equity Group, Stockholm, Sweden.Jan Nilsson, Professor of Cardiovascular Experimental Research at Lund University , Lund, Sweden. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:Peter Nählstedt, CEO, Probi, tel +46 46 286 89 23 or mobile +46 723 86 99 83, e-mail: peter.nahlstedt@probi.seGun-Britt Fransson, Vice President Research & Development, Probi, tel +46 46 286 89 74 or mobile +46 705 95 73 27, e-mail: ABOUT PROBIProbi AB is a Swedish publicly traded biotechnology company that develops effective and well-documented probiotics. Through its research, Probi has created a strong product portfolio in the gastrointestinal health and immune system areas. The products are available to consumers in more than 30 countries worldwide.  The customers are leading food, health-product and pharmaceutical companies in the Functional Food and Consumer Healthcare segments. Probi had sales of MSEK 102 in 2013. The Probi share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small-cap. Probi has approximately 4,000 shareholders. Read more on

TagMaster certified according to SS-EN ISO 9001:2008

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID products for long range vehicle identification in Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions, has been certified according to SS-EN ISO 9001:2008 “We are glad that we finally have taking this step and certified our quality processes that we believe is an important part within our aim becoming more attractive as partner for both our Rail and Traffic clients and therefore help us grow our business. “ said Jonas Svensson, CEO, TagMaster About TagMaster TagMaster is an application driven technology company that develops and markets advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) products and systems for demanding environments. Business areas include traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions providing innovative applications in order to increase efficiency, security, convenience and to decrease environmental impact. TagMaster has dedicated agencies in the US and in China and exports mainly to Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners, systems integrators and distributors. TagMaster was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information about Tagmaster, please visit For more information, please contact;Jonas Svensson, CEOTelephone: +46 8 632 1950E-mail:

Infants with colic cry less with BioGaia’s drops

“Infantile colic is one of the major concerns of many parents of babies, and for a long time, doctors and parents alike have struggled with a lack of treatment options to ease colic symptoms in early infancy,” says Gideon Koren, Professor at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, where the study was carried out. “It is critical to evaluate probiotics with the same scientific rigour used for medicinal drugs. Using these rigorous methods, we have shown that this probiotic can help infants.” Less crying already after a weekAfter seven days of treatment crying and fussing was reduced by more than 40 minutes per day in infants given Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis, whereas there was practically no reduction in the placebo group. Crying and fussing continued to decrease significantly in the Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis group throughout the 21-day long study period. In the placebo group this decrease was significantly smaller. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Pediatrics ( 24 October 2014. More information on colic (, study details ( and previous colic studies with Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis ( is found through the attached links. "With this study – the fourth independent, positive study with Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis on colic – we further strengthen our position in the paediatric field. Furthermore, it is valuable that we now also have strong data in this field from a study conducted in North America”, says Peter Rothschild, President, BioGaia. Latest press releases from BioGaia2014-10-22 BioGaia AB Interim management report 1 January – 30 September 20142014-08-20 BioGaia AB Interim management report 1 January – 30 June 20142014-06-26 BioGaia expands in Eslöv BioGaia has published this information in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was issued for publication on 24 October 2014, 09:00 am CET.

Image Systems receives order amounting to 2,5 MSEK

TrackEye is a world leading software suite for advanced motion analysis and dedicated to military testing. The software covers the complete process from image processing and analysis to delivery of complete reports. The vast functionality in TrackEye automatically track objects in an image sequence and is able to analyze their motion in 2D, 3D and 6 Degrees of Freedom. "We have a good relation with the US Department of Defense and this contract underscores the confidence our customer has in our products and systems. It proves that TrackEye is the market leader for advanced motion analysis”, says Johan Friberg, managing director for Image Systems Motion Analysis. For further information, please contact: Hans Isoz, CEO, tel +4670-623 40 48, e-mail About Image SystemsImage Systems develops and markets image processing solutions for various businesses with the aim to be the market leading player in each of the markets it conducts operations. Founded in 1988, the company is one of the world’s prime companies within high resolution image processing and film scanning for the media and defense industries, solutions for productivity optimization for the sawmill industry and motion analysis solutions for high speed imaging industry applications. We are represented by our 90 employees located in offices in Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom and USA, and a large network of sales and support partners around the world. Image Systems is a publicly traded company, the share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm's Small Cap list (IS). For further information visit our web page


From the CEO – Continuing focus on increased sales and improved profitability  Poolia's revenues in the third quarter from continuing operations amounted to SEK 163.0 million, a decline of SEK 1.5 million (0.8%) compared with the third quarter of 2013. Operating profit for the same period was SEK 3.6 (1.8) million. Revenues for the Swedish business were SEK 105.7 (123.9) million, which corresponds to 65% of the Group's revenues for the quarter. Operating profit/loss amounted to SEK -2.2 (-0.6) million. The third quarter is Sweden's worst quarter of the year in terms of revenue. This is because resource temps take their holidays in this period and fewer permanent placements are completed. The cost of unplaced resource temps is now down to an acceptable level. Poolia Sweden incurred transition costs of SEK 1.0 million during the quarter (SEK 5.4 million for the year to date). Poolia's German business continues to develop well. Revenues amounted to SEK 44.3 (31.9) million, corresponding to growth of 39%, and operating profit was SEK 5.6 (2.3) million, an increase of 140%. Our Finnish operations also reported a good third quarter. Growth compared with the third quarter of the previous year was 50%, with an acceptable operating profit. Poolia Group's revenues from continuing operations declined by SEK 25.5 million (4.7%) during the period January to September 2014. Operating profit for the same period amounted to SEK 4.6 (3.2) million, leaving an operating margin of 0.9% (0.6%). Cash flow from operations for the period was SEK 5.0 (9.2) million. The Group's liquidity is good. We continue to work to improve and streamline Poolia's operations in Sweden. The savings programme aimed at reducing annual costs by SEK 15 million is proceeding according to plan. The final payment for the sale of Poolia's UK operations has been received in October in 2014 and Poolia does not have any further obligations concerning the divestment of the UK operations. Poolia's progress towards the goal of returning to good profitability continues at high intensity.                        Morten WernerManaging Director and CEO

Enjoy Gaming Free From Malware with Online Gaming Site MyRealGames

After online security giants McAfee reported that mobile malware is on the rise, a leading gaming site is seeking to assure all visitors that their vast selection of premium online games is 100% virus-free. MyRealGames is a popular online gaming site ( with a brand-new mobile section – and the team behind the exciting gaming selection want to set the minds of avid gamers at rest when it comes to the rise of mobile malware. The June 2014 McAfee Labs Threat Report found that mobile malware has increased for five straight quarters – increasing by 167% in the past year alone. Online criminals are adapting to the rise in the prevalence of mobile devices by targeting them more specifically, with malicious apps, infected downloads and security threats. MyRealGames is home to a treasure trove of online games, downloads and mobile apps that gamers just love – and the site comes with a guarantee that every single download is 100% safe. There are no viruses or spyware installed with the downloadable online games – each one is certified clean by a team of spyware experts before they are added to the popular gaming site. Nikolai Veselov, of MyRealGames, says, “The safety, security and privacy of our members is absolutely paramount to us here at MyRealGames. We want our members to enjoy our plethora of dynamic, engaging games without worrying about whether their device is about to become infected by malware. We’ve found that many people veer away from free download games ( because of the perceived threat of viruses, but we’d like to reassure all gamers out there that our complete range of games – which includes free download games, in-browser titles and a selection of mobile apps – is totally safe for all users.” With security concerns voided for many users, the real fun can begin with MyRealGames. The site is separated into a number of gaming categories, which include: · Action: a fun-filled section of fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping games that are sure to thrill. · Match 3: games designed to get your brain in gear, these Match 3 games are as addictive as they are challenging. · Time Management: titles that allow players to step into another world, whether it’s running your own bakery or cultivating a successful farm. · Kids: educational games that are fun for all the family. There are also plenty of mobile titles available for gamers to enjoy on-the-go without even downloading an app, thanks to innovative HTML5 technology that loads the games in-browser and gives added peace of mind for those who worry about spyware. To find out more about the new MyRealGames mobile site and browse the huge range of free and online download games for players of all ages, visit the website at:


Yearsley Logistics, the largest frozen food logistics provider in the UK, is growing and ready to face the future with a further order of 35 refrigerated trailers from Schmitz Cargobull. The new S.KO Cool reefer trailers have been selected on the basis of their low total cost of ownership, thanks to their durability, ease of maintenance and residual value. Plus, like all S.KO reefers, their semi-chassis design means they sit approximately 100mm lower than competitor trailers, optimising fuel-efficiency whilst maintaining the same internal working height dimensions. Will Maycock, Head of Transport, Yearsley Logistics, says: “We looked at a variety of manufacturers but we’ve found that Schmitz Cargobull provide a very strong offering in terms of cost of ownership – upfront price, operating costs and residual value – all elements that are very important to Yearsley Logistics.” The relationship between Yearsley Logistics and Schmitz Cargobull stretches back 20 years, with the logistics provider’s preference for the premium German-engineered trailer brand a result of its appetite for quality products. Yearsley operates approximately 400 trailers, around 75 per cent of which have been supplied by Schmitz Cargobull. Maycock says: “We’re very pleased with the level of service and support Schmitz Cargobull offers. We always receive an extremely high-quality product, which is vital to our business.” The 35 tri-axle deep freeze trailers, fitted with Thermo King and Carrier refrigeration units, are an addition to Yearsley Logistics’ existing fleet and will be used across the UK, offering mono-temp control for the distribution of frozen goods. The trailers incorporate split internal cushion doors to allow the loading of a smaller number of pallets when required. They also have 3-phase electrical sockets, allowing the refrigeration unit to be connected to an industrial power supply and kept running at any of Yearsley Logistics sites without using diesel fuel. Schmitz Cargobull’s industry-leading trailer features are fitted as standard, including FERROPLAST® panels, which utilise the latest NX 17 foam technology developed by Schmitz to offer improved insulation and body strength. The trailers’ unique joint-free in-process corner capping system also ensures a water tight seal to maintain thermal efficiency. A galvanised and bolted chassis reduces tare weight without compromising on strength, and ensures easy and inexpensive repairs in the event of damage. Kenny Wyllie, Key Account Manager, Schmitz Cargobull, says: “We’ve been proud to supply Yearsley Logistics with high quality trailers for many years as they are among the very biggest players in the industry. We’re delighted to supply the majority of their fleet and look forward to many more years of working in partnership with them.” Yearsley Logistics offers customers a ‘day one for day two’ service, seven days a week into major retailers, as well as a comprehensive foodservice distribution network. It has developed ‘super hubs’ in the Midlands and Greater Manchester, with a third Southern super hub at Peterborough to follow in 2015, creating a 13-strong site network, which enables Yearsley Logistics to offer end to end supply chain solutions as well as chilled and ambient storage facilities. ends Editor’s notes: Schmitz Cargobull (UK) is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group, the biggest and leading manufacturer and supplier of semi-trailers in Europe. The Schmitz Cargobull Group has manufacturing plants in Germany, Spain, Lithuania and Russia and employs over 5,100 people. In the last financial year (2013/2014), Schmitz Cargobull had a turnover of approximately €1.625 billion and produced more than 45,300 trailers. A number of additional services complete the company profile: Cargobull Finance for leasing and lease purchasing; Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services for vehicle servicing and spare parts; Schmitz Cargobull Service Partners for repairs and maintenance; Schmitz Cargobull Telematics for trailer telematics and Schmitz Cargobull Trailer Store for used trailers. Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated units are constructed using the company’s FERROPLAST® Thermo Technology modular steel-skinned panels to keep loads at the desired temperature. Visit Schmitz Cargobull UK’s dedicated online press room at Press Contact UK:                                                                    James BoleyGarnett Keeler PRTel: 020 8647 4467Email: Company Contact Europe: Gerd Rohrsen, Head of Corporate CommunicationsSilke Hesener, Manager Public RelationsTel: +49 02558 811501Email: SCB/101/14

Interim report January-September 2014

Third quarter 2014 – Continued strong volume development – best result so far · Sales rose 13 per cent to 2,312 MSEK (2,039). · Operating profit increased 20 per cent to 388 MSEK (324). · Operating margin improved to 16.8 per cent (15.9). · Profit after tax rose 21 per cent to 280 MSEK (232). · Earnings per share increased 21 per cent to 8.13 SEK (6.74). · Operating cash flow increased to 460 MSEK (395). · On August 1 the business of Kardoes Rubber Co., a well-known Rubber Compounder in the US market, was acquired. · An agreement was signed October 8 to acquire the business of VIGAR Rubber Compounding, a well-known Rubber Compounder in the Spanish and German market. Jan-Sep 2014 – Strong volume increases in all geographical regions · Sales rose 8 per cent to 6,588 MSEK (6,113). · Operating profit increased 19 per cent to 1,112 MSEK (934). · Operating margin improved to 16.9 per cent (15.3). · Profit after tax rose 18 per cent to 800 MSEK (676). · Earnings per share increased 18 per cent to 23.24 SEK (19.64). · Operating cash flow rose to 1,159 MSEK (1,020). President’s comments “The third quarter of 2014 was again a strong quarter for the HEXPOL Group, our best so far. The volume development was again positive in all geographic regions and gratifying is that volumes in Europe continued to improve. Group sales improved 13 per cent and operating profit improved by 20 per cent. Our earnings per share improved to 8.13 SEK (6.74), and the operating cash flow continued to be strong. The acquisition of Kardoes Rubber Co. was finalized during the quarter. The acquisition is a good complement to HEXPOL Compounding in US and broadens and strengthens our presence with rubber compounds in end user markets such as industrial materials handling and agriculture equipment. January-September 2014 was a period with strong volume increases in all geographic regions and with strong earnings development. Our earnings per share rose 18 per cent to 23.24 SEK (19.64). Our balance sheet is strong and, with a net debt of 36 MSEK (666), we are well equipped for continued expansion. An agreement was signed October 8 to acquire the business of VIGAR Rubber Compounding with manufacturing facilities in Rubi, Spain and in Viersen, Germany. The acquisition is a very good complement to HEXPOL Compounding in Europe and broadens and strengthens our presence with Rubber Compounds in the Spanish and German market.“ Georg Brunstam, President and CEO

Author of Exile Corporation Announces Book’s Adaptation into Hollywood Movie

McClafferty was embarking on his own Ponzi scheme ( while living in Los Angeles, California. His internet investment schemes lead him to embezzle $117 million from investors throughout America. Mark fled the United States in 2001; pursued as a fugitive throughout a number of countries by the FBI. Following his extradition back to the United States in 2004, he was sentenced to serve 4 years and 9 months in Federal prison. It was there Mark wrote his novel, ‘Exile Corporation’ realizing he was in a place where no one wants to go but everyone wants to know about, Mark set about befriending and interviewing some of the high-power inmates in Federal prison, using their stories as the basis for his novel. The book, published in 2010, is now being developed into a feature film for a summer 2015 release. The film adaptation will feature several US and UK television series actors, who have appeared in Burn Notice, Sons of Anarchy, Oz, and the exciting new series, Trafico. One actor, Annet Artani, even toured with and wrote a hit record with Britney Spears. Another actor, Nellie Sciutto has been in several box office hits, including: The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island. “Big Joe” Egan has been featured in Sherlock Holmes and has just completed filming the latest installment of Predators. The movie is expected to begin filming in February 2015 in Toronto, Canada. The cast of Exile Corporation is an eclectic cast, reflecting the people that have been in Mark’s life to date.

Poppy sculptures put the focus on remembrance in Hull

Thousands of poppies handmade by schools, community groups and museum visitors across Humberside will form part of two special Remembrance Day art installations in Hull by local artist Martin Waters at Ferens Art Gallery, from 27 October - 23 November, and Holy Trinity Parish Church, from 1–28 November. The poppies, which were made over the summer to commemorate the First World War, have been imaginatively transformed by Martin into two different but equally powerful 3-D reminders of the horrors of war, that, in a personal touch, visitors will be invited to add their own poppy to in remembrance of a loved on. The poppy installation at Ferens Art Gallery will complement the gallery’s WW1 exhibition ‘When War Hit Home’ which runs until 4 January 2015. “This is the first time we’ve had poppy art at Ferens Art Gallery and Martin’s modern interpretation of WW1 will bring another dimension to the images and objects featured in When War Hit Home, our WW1 exhibition,” says Tom Goulder, assistant curator (projects), Hull Museums. Holy Trinity Parish Church is looking forward to its fourth installation by Martin, which is sure to strike a chord with visitors says Reverend Dr Neal Barnes, vicar at Holy Trinity Parish Church: “Martin Waters’ imaginative use of the simple poppy never fails to engage and remind us all about the horror and awful sacrifice of war. The Poppy Drift art installation we had last year generated huge interest and we have no doubt that Martin’s sculpture in this the centenary year of the Great War will be an equally moving and stark tribute to those lost in war and conflict.” Martin is fast becoming known as the Poppy Man for his thought-provoking poppy sculptures which not only help people understand the horror of war but are also visually stunning pieces of art in their own right - as he says: “It’s important that we remember and learn from the conflicts that have gone before and are still happening now – poppies strike an emotional chord with people, and the sculptures are designed so that people can get up close to them and make up their own minds about what they mean to them.” Hull’s poppy installations form part of a set of five artworks by Martin across the East Riding, Hull and North Lincolnshire as part of the Joining Up The Humber Museums initiative. The other venues are: Beverly Art Gallery (now until 22 November), Beverley Minster (29 October to 19 November), and St Lawrence Church in Scunthorpe (7-20 November). The installations all share the theme of remembrance but are all different having been created specifically for each site. Entry to each is free. The poppy installations form part of the work of the Joining Up The Humber Museums initiative, funded by Arts Council England, which has funded* a series of commemorative World War I-themed exhibitions at local authority museums and attractions throughout the Humber region. These include: ·When War Hit Home at Ferens Art Gallery (until 4 January 2015), which explores the effects of the First World War on Hull and its people; ·For King and Country at North Lincolnshire Museum (until 14 June 2015), which focuses on the experiences of local people both on the Front Line and back home in Britain; ·*In Memoriam: Reflections on War at Beverley Art Gallery (until 22 November) , which explores the theme of memory and conflict featuring objects from the Museum collections; ·Goole and the Great War at Goole Museum (until 25 November), which looks at the role of Goole as a port during the First World War and its effects on life in the town. For more information on the art installations and World War I themed exhibitions across the Humber region, please visit *In Memoriam at Beverley Art Gallery is partially funded by Joining Up The Humber Museums and the rest by Beverley Art Gallery. ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

CIP Professional Services elects Ruud Peters, leading authority in the IP field, to the Board of Directors

During Ruud Peters’ years at Royal Philips of the Netherlands, active in the areas of healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting, Peters developed a business-integrated organization responsible for providing IP-solutions to support Philips’ growth, competitiveness and profitability. With this experience, Peters will be an important member of the team as the company continues to evolve its strategy to meet client needs within business-driven intellectual property management. – I have collaborated with CIP, both the academic and professional branch, for several years and have always appreciated their integrated perspective on business, technology and IP. As a former customer, I look forward to building on the company's positive development and unique offerings in strategic and business-driven IP, says Ruud Peters, board member of CIP Professional Services.– I’m very happy to see Ruud Peters on our Board. Through his widely recognized work at Philips he has built the gold standard for business-driven IP. Peters’ vast experience as a practitioner in the field will be priceless to us and help evolve our strategy and offerings to meet client needs, says Jens Bördin, CEO of CIP Professional Service.Ruud Peters retired as Chief Intellectual Property Officer in December 2013, and he is now a strategic advisor to Philips. In 2010, he was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame and in 2014 he received a prize for his outstanding achievement to the IP community from Managing IP Magazine.For more information, please contactJens Bördin, CEO CIP Professional ServicesPhone: +46(0)706 787 265E-mail: jens.bordin@cip-ps.comRuud Peters, Board Member CIP Professional ServicesE-mail: peters.ipco@gmail.comCIP Professional Services is a strategic business partner and management consulting firm at the interface of business, technology and intellectual property. It was spun out from Chalmers and University of Gothenburg in 2006 and has since then completed over 150 projects with a customer base that includes multinational technology companies, public organizations, investors and technology start-ups. For more information, please visit (

Fine Art of Dining to Hold Selfridges Masterclasses with ZWILLING

Fine Art of Dining will be leading live cooking masterclasses in the flagship London Selfridges store after being approached by ZWILLING Knives.  The esteemed kitchenware company has asked Fine Art of Dining to hold the event on 2ndNovember at 1pm, in the cookshop floor of the department store. The culinary experts at Fine Art of Dining ( were asked to run Cooking Masterclasses by ZWILLING J.A. Henckels to demonstrate how to use their extraordinary knife and utensils.  From knives and cookware to trendy kitchen gadgets, ZWILLING has been at the high end of kitchen products for over 280 years. Founded by top chef Damian Wawrzyniak, Fine Art of Dining has years of experience in live cooking demonstrations, restaurant consultancy and delivering private catering services.  Damian Wawrzyniak, who will be running the event said, “We are incredibly excited about joining forces with ZWILLING and presenting its world renowned products to the London public.  It is a huge accolade to Fine Art of Dining to be approached by such a prestigious company, and we are thrilled to be involved in a live cooking show in the middle of one of London’s biggest department stores.” Mr Wawrzyniak is a well-known international chef who has worked as a chef for prestigious clients such as Tesco Clothing and the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.  He has also worked behind the scenes at countless restaurants and hospitality establishments, consulting the team and creating world class menus to catapult them to gastronomic success.  He is also set to present at the International Food and Drink Event in March 2015. The combined efforts of the two culinary companies will culminate in the impressive live cooking show, which shoppers will enjoy for free in the Selfridges store.  From chopping fresh ingredients with the professional premium knives to demonstrating how to cook delicious warming dishes from scratch with the latest gadgets, the live masterclass will wow weekend shoppers and tourists from all over the world. A spokesperson for ZWILLING said, “We wanted to treat our customers to an exciting show in one of our stockists’ stores, and choosing Damian to lead it was the logical choice.  He has worked in kitchens all over the world and consults hundreds of clients in the hospitality business.  He’s a true personality who will explain clearly and professionally how to use our products, teach how to cook mouth-watering dishes at home and make it an overall enjoyable experience!” The Cooking Masterclasses with Zwilling J.A. Henckels event will take place at 1pm on the cookshop floor of Selfridges London.  For more information about the event and live updates during the day, search for the Twitter hashtag #ZwillingMasterclasses. To find out more about The Fine Art of Dining, visit:   Twitter: @ChefDamianW

British Sustainability Services Provider Launches Exciting New Online Video Campaign

London-based sustainability services provider Carbon Credentials ( is celebrating unprecedented industry success with the launch of a brand new blog and video interview campaign called ‘Data at the Heart.’ The series will run for approximately four months, with each post highlighting the vital role that data plays in the company’s provision of expert sustainability services. Russ Avery, Marketing & Communications Manager, said, “Data sits at the heart of our business, and at the heart of the services we deliver for our clients. As such, we reached an overwhelming agreement that ‘Data at the Heart’ was the perfect name for the campaign.” Carbon Credentials has confirmed that each blog post will be embedded with a short client video case study. When combined with textual content, the posts are designed to enlighten readers and offer an insider’s look at how data is used to roll out effective and measurable sustainability services. Areas that will be covered include Compliance, Analytics and Reporting, Energy Services, Engagement, Capital Projects and Communications. “The aim of ‘Data at the Heart’ is really quite simple.” continued Russ Avery. “We want to provide readers with valuable information and thought leadership that offers insight into the many benefits that effectively managed, accurate and timely data can offer a business. We believe that the best way to do this is by producing short client case studies which reveal a first-hand look at how we operate and the results that we produce.” The campaign kicked off this week with a post titled ‘Data at the Heart of Analytics and Reporting.’ The debut video features an exclusive interview with Mark Gough, Head of Sustainability at The Crown Estate. As a commercial business with a wide range of assets, from prestigious property through to the UK seabed, the client lends Carbon Credentials a huge amount of star power. Mark Gough as an individual is also a highly regarded member of the sustainability sector which makes the video a fantastic way to commence what’s shaping up to be a fascinating campaign. Since launching in 2009, Carbon Credentials has already built up an impressive portfolio of clients, including The Crown Estate, Royal Mail Group and Intercontinental Hotels Group. In 2013, the company merged its Fleet Street and Surrey offices to create one central London hub, a move which has cemented its mission to be the UK’s leading sustainability services provider. The company operates with a commitment to integrity, curiosity and excellence, three core principles which it refers to as its ICE values. Thanks to this clear cut operational strategy, Carbon Credentials is becoming increasingly recognised throughout the UK as an innovative and dedicated sustainability services provider that delivers real results. As the weeks roll on, Carbon Credentials is urging readers to keep checking in on the newly launched campaign blog, as well as follow the company on social media to receive real-time post updates.To read the first blog post and hear what Mark Gough has to say about data and its uses in analytics and reporting, visit the Carbon Credentials website at: Twitter: LinkedIn:

Xyleme to Present Three Sessions At Learning Tradeshow DevLearn

Xyleme is proud to announce its participation in three different speaking sessions during the DevLearn tradeshow in Las Vegas, October 29th-30th. Transforming the way high-performing companies manage learning content, Xyleme is the award-winning leader in single-source content management for learning. Focused on the idea that organizations should be able to author content once and be able to deliver it to multiple outputs at anytime, Xyleme is enabling companies to be more effective on multiple levels. DevLearn is the place to see how Xyleme’s revolutionary system is helping organizations across the globe. On Wednesday October 29th at 12:00pm, Xyleme President & CEO Mark Hellinger will present, “Workplace Learning in 2015 – What L&D needs to know in a rapidly changing landscape,” on the Emerging Tech Stage. Companies transitioning from a training-driven focus to a performance-based strategy for managing learning content will benefit from attending this presentation. Xyleme has orchestrated a highly interactive session for learning professionals that are considering moving to a single-source approach. Two of Xyleme’s most successful customers will come together for this unique learning opportunity – a panel featuring two senior staff members from both Caterpillar and Paychex. Moderated by Senior Learning Strategist Christine Duckworth of Intrac, Inc., panelists will address audience questions on the “Do’s and Don’ts for single-sourcing your learning content” to be held on Thursday October 30th at 12:00pm on the Management Xchange Stage. Caterpillar and Xyleme will also demonstrate how they're delivering learning, and providing anytime, any device access to their global learners at DemoFest on Thursday October 30 from 4:00-6:30pm. Xyleme will be at booth #509 in the expo and is currently accepting appointments for any individual or member of the media who would like a demo of Xyleme’s award-winning technology. To set up a meeting or interview, please email Xyleme’s Manager of Business Development, Cindy Bequeaith ( To learn more about the Xyleme suite, please visit the website at 

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to San Francisco, CA

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Players attending* include Larry Murray, Rich Robertson, Thomas Jacquez, Jalal Leach and Tom Urbani. The clinic will take place at Jackson Playground – Main Field, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 17th and Arkansas St., San Francisco, CA 94107. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic.             ###      

A new light on medieval warfare on York’s city’s walls

The Richard III Experience, housed in Monk Bar is welcoming visitors during Illuminating York to discover medieval battle techniques within the ancient fortifications. Monkbar, of which the top floor was commissioned by the last Plantagenet Monarch, Richard III, will be bathed in soft candlelight where guests will be transported back to the guardroom of late 15th century York and met by a soldier, in period dress. “The later medieval period saw a series of civil wars throughout England, that we now call ‘The Wars of the Roses.’ As you can imagine the constant state of war throughout the realm led to many innovations in weapons and battle tactics, which we will explore during this candlelit event,” commented Danielle Daglan, head of festivals and events at York Archaeological Trust. This event, part of the city’s ‘Illuminating York’ programme will take place from Wednesday 29th October to Saturday 1st November, 6pm to 9pm. Adults £2, Concessions and Children £1. More information can be found at ENDS   The JORVIK Group is is owned by York Archaeological Trust, a registered Charity in England & Wales (No. 509060) and Scotland (SCO42846) and is made up of five York city centre attractions: The JORVIK Viking Centre, which has celebrated 30 years in 2014 DIG: An Archaeological Adventure Barley Hall – a medieval townhouse in the centre of York Richard III and Henry VII Experiences on York’s city walls More information can be found at About illuminating York Now in its ninth year, Illuminating York runs from Weds 29th Oct – Sat 1st Nov from 6pm – 10pm.  With the theme York’s Leading Lights, the central artwork is Hidden Worlds which will be projected onto the York Crown Court.   Tickets for Hidden Worlds cost just £4 / £3 for under 16’s.  Under 5’s are free and under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.  A £1 transaction fee applies.  Tickets are available from 29th September  from York Theatre Royal Box Office either by phoning 01904 623568 or going to   The full programme of all the artworks is available on Photo shows: Medieval soldier, Paul Toy, with one the weapons that will be illuminated by candlelight and on display at the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, part of Illuminating York 2014. A selection of event photographs from the JORVIK Group as part of Illuminating York 2014 are available for download at: Media Contact: For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Saab and Brazil sign contract for Gripen NG

On 18 December 2013 Brazil selected the Gripen NG to be its next-generation fighter aircraft, through the F-X2 evaluation programme. Since then all parties have negotiated to finalise a contract. Today’s announcement marks the successful conclusion of that process. Saab and COMAER have signed a contract for the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft, plus related systems and equipment. The programme comprises 28 single-seat and eight two-seat Gripen NG. The total order value is approximately SEK 39.3 billion. Saab and COMAER have also signed a contract for industrial co-operation projects, including technology transfer to Brazilian industry, to be performed over approximately ten years. “We are proud to stand side-by-side with Brazil in this important programme. There is already a long and successful history of industrial co-operation between our two countries, and this historic agreement takes that partnership to a new level”, says Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of Saab’s Board of Directors. The contract with COMAER for Gripen NG and the associated Industrial Co-operation contract will come into effect once certain conditions have been fulfilled. These include, among others, the necessary export control-related authorisations. All of these conditions are expected to be fulfilled during the first half of 2015. Gripen NG deliveries to the Brazilian Air Force will be undertaken from 2019 to 2024. “The contract with Brazil validates Gripen as the most capable and modern fighter system on the market. It solidifies Saab’s position as a world-leading fighter aircraft producer and strengthens our platform for growth,” says Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab. The contract with Brazil strengthens the ties between Saab and Brazilian industry. Embraer will have a leading role as the strategic partner in the F-X2 programme. As part of the technology transfer plan, Brazilian industry will have an important role in the development of, and be responsible for, the production of the two-seat Gripen NG variant for the Brazilian Air Force. Brazil joins Sweden in becoming the launch customer for the next-generation Gripen, which shares the same smart design and innovative technology as today’s Gripen versions. Gripen aircraft are currently in operational service with the Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, South African and Royal Thai Air Forces, and also with the UK Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS). The next-generation Gripen meets the market’s demand for a sophisticated and flexible combat aircraft with sustainable costs. The aircraft provides more thrust, extended range and endurance, expanded weapons capacity, new sensors including an advanced AESA radar, highly effective electronic warfare systems and multi-function communications. The Gripen NG for Brazil and Gripen E for Sweden share all the attributes of the next-generation Gripen design, but are also tailored to each country’s specific national requirements. The commitments by Sweden and Brazil secure Gripen’s industrial and operational future into the 2050 timeframe. For further information, please contact:Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. The information is that which Saab AB is required to declare by the Securities Business Act and/or the Financial instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on October 27, 2014 at 06.30 (CET).

SSAB Report for the third quarter of 2014

The quarter •             Sales of SEK 13,314 (8,695) million, of which SEK 3,534 million come from Rautaruukki •             Excluding items affecting comparability, operating profit/loss of SEK 510 (-602) million •             Excluding items affecting comparability, profit/loss after financial items of SEK 433 (-745) million  •             Earnings per share of SEK -0.26 (-1.61) •             Items affecting comparability related to the acquisition of Rautaruukki affected profit/loss after tax by SEK -450 million and earnings per share by SEK -0.94 •             Operating cash flow of SEK 77 (500) million  •             On July 29, the share exchange offer to Rautaruukki’s shareholders was completed, whereupon Rautaruukki’s shareholders received newly issued shares in SSAB in exchange for their shares in Rautaruukki            •             Rautaruukki is consolidated in SSAB as from July 29. Pro forma accounts for the Group, if Rautaruukki had been owned during the entire third quarter, would (excluding items affecting comparability) have yielded an operating profit/loss of SEK 409 (-521) million     •             The acquisition analysis of Rautaruukki is only preliminary and will be concluded during the fourth quarter. In principle, only depreciation/amortization on surplus values in inventory and order books has been incurred in the quarter •             From September 1, the Group has been reorganized into five divisions and new segment reporting has been introduced Comments by the CEO The pro forma underlying operating profit for the third quarter was SEK 409 million, an improvement of almost SEK 1 billion compared with the third quarter of 2013, driven primarily by significantly higher earnings in the North American operations, due primarily to higher prices and improved productivity. The improvement in earnings in the European operations is due primarily to higher volumes and lower raw materials costs.              Demand in North America has remained good and we operated at full capacity utilization at both of our North American mills during the third quarter. The European market has been relatively stable when adjusted for customary seasonal effects. The global market for high strength steels has demonstrated a mixed trend: good in the US, stable in Europe, and still challenging in Asia. In total, shipments for the Group during the third quarter were somewhat lower than during the second quarter. Inventory levels at distributors have increased somewhat in the US due to high import volumes, while inventory levels in Europe are in balance. The market for construction materials is normally seasonally good during the third quarter, but developments in Eastern Europe and Russia have dampened demand this year. We anticipate that our North American operations will continue to develop positively, driven by continued good demand from end-customers. However, as usual we expect a seasonal slowdown in demand towards the end of the year, primarily in demand from Steel Service Centers. The trend in Europe is difficult to assess due, among other things, to the complicated situation in Russia and Ukraine, but prices and volumes are expected to be relatively stable during the fourth quarter. The market for high strength steels is expected to remain unchanged, with continued good demand in North America but weak demand on several emerging markets. On July 29, the combination with Rautaruukki was completed. The combination provides clear benefits as we will be able to structurally reduce the annual cost base by SEK 1.4 billion and release working capital, and also avoid capital expenditures costing approximately SEK 2 billion. Furthermore, we have obtained a product portfolio which is absolutely unique in the world and, with even greater resources to develop our offerings to the customers; we will ensure that SSAB continues to be the world leader within high strength steels. The new organization, comprising five divisions, has been in place since September 1 and the integration work is proceeding well and according to plan. The segment reporting connected thereto is described on page 10. The organization has been structured to maximize cost synergies and flexibility and to achieve a stronger focus on the global high strength steels market, as well as our two important domestic markets – the Nordic region and North America. The new SSAB has achieved an improved cost position, a stronger product portfolio, and a greater possibility to handle periods of weak demand as well as strong demand in a cost-efficient manner. Invitation to SSAB’s third quarter 2014 results briefing SSAB invites you to a presentation of the report for the third quarter on Monday, October 27, 2014. The interim report for the third quarter of 2014 will be presented by SSAB’s President and CEO Martin Lindqvist and CFO Håkan Folin. The press conference will be held in English and live webcasted on SSAB’s website It is also possible to participate in the briefing via telephone. Venue and time of briefing: World Trade Center (WTC) Stockholm, Kungsbron 1, Conference room Manhattan, 09:30 a.m. CET. Telephone numbers: +46 8 505 564 74 (Sweden), +44 203 364 53 74 (UK), +1 855 753 22 30 (USA). Link to webcast: Go to webcast ( This information is such that SSAB must disclose in accordance with the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on October 27, 2014 at 07.30 am. For further information: Andreas Koch, Director IR and Financial Communications, Tel. +46 (0)70 – 509 77 61 Marie Elfstrand, Director Media Relations and PR, Tel. +46 8 45 45 734 

Interim report January–September 2014

Net sales for the third quarter amounted to SEK 2,950 million (2,798). Organic growth was a negative 3 per cent (pos: 2). Operating profit, excluding restructuring costs of SEK 326 million (–) related to goodwill impairment in Hygena, amounted to SEK 233 million (180), corresponding to an operating margin of 7.9 per cent (6.4). Currency gains of approximately SEK 15 million (losses: 25) affected the Group’s operating profit excluding restructuring costs. Loss after tax including restructuring costs amounted to SEK 323 million (profit: 90), corresponding to earnings per share of negative SEK 1.93 (pos: 0.55). Operating cash flow amounted to SEK 171 million (207).In total, market performance was deemed to be unchanged compared with the year-earlier period. The UK market continued to grow, but on the whole other relevant markets declined slightly.Organic sales growth was negative 3 per cent (pos: 2). Currency effects impacted net sales positively for the quarter in an amount of SEK 237 million (neg: 34).The gross margin rose to 42.9 per cent (40.7), positively impacted by primarily higher sales values, lower prices of materials and positive currency effects.Operating profit increased primarily due to the improved gross margin, which offset lower sales volumes.Currency gains of approximately SEK 15 million (losses: 25) affected the Group’s operating profit, of which SEK 15 million (neg: 5) comprised translation effects and SEK 0 million (neg: 20) transaction effects.Restructuring costs attributable to the planned sale of Hygena amounted to SEK 477 million, of which SEK 326 million pertained to impairment of goodwill and SEK 151 million to impairment of deferred tax assets.Return on capital employed including restructuring costs amounted to 10.9 per cent over the past twelve-month period (Jan-Dec 2013: 14.6), negatively affected by goodwill impairment in Hygena. Operating cash flow decreased as a result of the negative change in working capital and increased investments. Comments from the CEO“The gross margin for the past twelve-month period has continued to improve and the operating margin is the highest third-quarter figure in eight years. A large part of the negative organic growth is related to the sales decline in Hygena, but the decrease was also attributable to lower sales during the summer months in the Nordic region, except for Sweden. The planned divestment of Hygena is expected to be finalised before year-end, subject to approval from the French competition authority. Going forward, we are focusing on generating organic growth, while we are evaluating potential acquisitions and plan to increase our number of stores from next year,” says Morten Falkenberg, President and CEO.For further informationPlease contact any of the following on: +46 (0)8 440 16 00 or +46 (0)705 95 51 00:• Morten Falkenberg, President and CEO• Mikael Norman, CFO• Lena Schattauer, Head of Investor Relations

Jim Nixon appointed President of Sandvik Venture and member of Group Executive Management

Jim Nixon is currently President of Varel International Energy Services Inc., a company operating in the fast growing energy sector, that Sandvik acquired earlier this year. Jim Nixon has an extensive experience from the energy sector also from leading positions at SDBS, which was part of the global technology group Dresser Industries. “Jim Nixon has an exceptionally strong background that Sandvik will benefit from greatly, considering our strategic direction with an increasing focus on growing in the energy segment. His entrepreneurial experience is well suited for Sandvik Venture, with the BusinessArea’s focus on developing and growing a number of businesses in a similar way as he has grown Varel over the years. I got to know Jim Nixon in conjunction with the Varel acquisition and I am convinced that he will contribute significantly to our company in his new position”, says Sandvik’s President and CEO Olof Faxander. Tomas Nordahl has been a member of the Sandvik Group Executive Management since 2011 and has been President of Sandvik Venture since 2012. He leaves Sandvik for a position as Senior Partner in Boston Consulting’s Global Operations. “I wish Tomas Nordahl the best of luck in his future career. He has been particularly instrumental in the important work with our strategy. In addition, Tomas Nordahl has established a stable foundation for Sandvik Venture especially in the oil and gas segment”, says Olof Faxander. The changes are effective as of 1 January, 2015. At the same time, the responsibility for strategy, IT and sourcing, previously with Tomas Nordahl, are transferred to Sandvik’s CFO Mats Backman. For further information contact: Magnus Larsson, Vice President Investor Relations, Sandvik AB, tel +46 8 456 12 40 or Pär Altan, Vice President External Communications, Sandvik AB, tel +46 8 456 12 37. Stockholm, 27 October 2014 Sandvik ABSandvik AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.15 CET on 27 October, 2014.  

Atlas Copco recognized by UN Global Compact index

“Our continued focus on sustainable productivity is paying dividends for society, our shareholders and of course our customers, and it is gratifying that the UN Global Compact index recognizes this,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their strategies and operations with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Atlas Copo has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2008, and the company’s Business Code of Practice is built on the compact’s ten principles. The companies on the stock index were selected based on their adherence to these principles, as well as their profitability. This stock index has outperformed the general global stock market, according to the UN Global Compact. Please visit the UN Global Compact 100 stock index ( for more information. Earlier this month, Atlas Copco was again included in the FTS4Good stock index, which includes world-leading companies that score well on social, governance and environmental practices. Also this year, the company was included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability index, ranked number seven globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, and recognized by the annual Global 100 list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, as one of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Spiral of candles for early evening contemplation at York Minster

A serene spiral of remembrance will be created in York Minster’s Chapter House as part of its Saints and Heroes event to celebrate the season of All Saints and All Souls, running from 4pm each day as the light starts to dim. Visitors to the cathedral, as well as those attending the daily Evensong services, will be invited to light a candle in honour of someone they would like to remember, with the candles making up a stunning spiral as more and more are added.  “The atmosphere in York Minster changes as darkness falls, becoming quieter and more serene as the bustle of the day makes way for the calm of the evening, making it a perfect place for contemplation,” comments Canon Michael Smith.  “The candle spiral in the Chapter House creates a wonderful focal point for contemplation and meditation; a wonderful time when you can take a break to remember lost loved ones in a stunning space lit only by the flickering flames of the tea lights.” The first candles in the spiral will be lit each day at 4.00pm, with the Chapter House remaining open for those already in the cathedral (including those attending Evensong) until approximately 7.00pm each evening. The candle spiral is just part of the Saints and Heroes season in York Minster, with other daytime activities including live street art, as two top street artists, Inkie and C-Bloxx, take inspiration from the stained glass and the Minster’s patron saints to create two new works of spray-painted art. Please note that the last visitors will be admitted to York Minster at 5.00pm (5.15pm for Evensong attendees) each day.  For more details, please visit ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Donate to UNICEF when booking Finnair flights online to support Schools for Asia projects

Finnair, the United Nations children’s organization UNICEF and Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, have joined forces to benefit the world’s most unprivileged children. Passengers now have the opportunity to make a donation to UNICEF and support education for Asian children when booking their flights on the Finnair web site ‒ available in 37 different country editions and 14 languages. The option will become available as of today and donations will be possible in sums of one, five or ten euros. Donated sums are directed to UNICEF’s Schools for Asia campaign which supports education for the most vulnerable children in 11 Asian countries. "On the anniversary of the 20th cooperation year, Finnair and UNICEF together with Amadeus, will launch a digital fundraising collection. We've traditionally made the collection in-flight, but now passengers can donate as they book their flights at We hope that passengers will back our aim of providing a better future for many Asian children,” says Pekka Vauramo, CEO of Finnair. "Even very small sums can make a big difference, and every donation is significant to those who benefit.” ”Finnair and the Finnish Committee for UNICEF have been raising funds for children together for twenty years. We’re extremely pleased to include this new mode of cooperation in our partnership, and we warmly welcome on board our new technology partner Amadeus,” says Marja-Riitta Ketola, the Executive Director for Finnish Committee for UNICEF. “This partnership with Finnair underpins the global CSR agreement signed with UNICEF through which Amadeus provides the necessary technology through a community platform for online donations. As a long standing travel industry partner for Amadeus, Finnair shares our vision that CSR must be a continued priority for companies wishing to be at the forefront of their respective sectors," comments Luis Maroto, President & CEO of Amadeus. Finnair’s oneworld alliance partner Iberia launched a corresponding donation initiative on its own website in November 2013. Video available: More information:Finnair Media Desk p. +358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.fiAmadeus, Corporate Communication, Tel. +34 91 582 0160, mediarelations(a)amadeus.comFinnish Committee for UNICEF, Eija Wallenius, Communications, Tel. +358 43 824 1198, eija.wallenius(a) Finnair in Facebook: in Twitter: Group: www.finnairgroup.comImages: http://gallery.finnair.comFinnair blog: Finnair Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 15 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, will be the European launch customer of the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past five years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers. UNICEF UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do.  Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.  For more information about UNICEF and its work visit, please visit Follow us on Twitter  ( Facebook ( Amadeus Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies). The Amadeus group employs around 11,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.  To find out more about Amadeus please visit 

UAViate Provides Drone Consultancy to Major Hollywood Film Production

A Hampshire based drone operations and consultancy firm has announced one of its most exciting projects to date – working on a Hollywood blockbuster to be released next year.  UAViate is currently on set lending its specialist services to the production of hard hitting action movie Criminal, set for release in 2015. The blockbuster features a star studded cast including Hollywood icons Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Ryan Reynolds.  While the plot is top secret and cannot be revealed – filming is still taking place – UAViate can reveal it has provided drone consultancy to the production of the highly anticipated film. James Hervey, Senior Drone Consultant of UAViate said, “This is by far one of the most exciting ventures we’ve ever worked on, as the film features some big Hollywood stars so it’s a thrilling opportunity.  Our drone services are second to none, which is why Cloud 12 and the production team called on UAViate to assist this high-status project.” Led by Paul Rigby, Managing Director, UAViate has established itself as the leading go-to drone consultancy and aerial photography specialists in the UK.  As a qualified engineer, with 10 years’ experience in operations and engineering at National Air Traffic Services, Paul is ideally placed to advise and consult companies on how to implement innovative drone technology. Moreover, he is the UK legislation representative for the trade body ARPAS and the company boasts aviation safety, security and H&S specialists within its team. Drones and other forms of unmanned technology can be highly beneficial for infrastructure inspections, aerial surveys and are a cost effective solution for aerial photography and video services.  However, companies that don’t have flying experience or staff members knowledgeable in aviation safety and drone legislation will need the help of experts such as UAViate to ensure they stay within the law whilst using the technology. James said, “It can be a difficult, time consuming operation. Organisations need to log everything including battery charging, training, safety procedures and maintenance.  Our consultancy service not only allows companies to hire our aircraft equipment and pilots, we can also set them up with their very own airborne service.  We love helping companies large and small take advantage of this emerging new tech – and it’s a possibility you could use the same drones which graced the set of a Hollywood movie!”  UAViate is the leading provider of drone consultancy in the UK.  To find out more about its services visit

Stephane Le-Mounier appointed President, SKF Automotive

Gothenburg, Sweden, 27 October 2014: SKF announces that Stephane Le-Mounier has been appointed President of the business area SKF Automotive. Stephane will assume his new role on 1 January 2015 and will be a member of SKF’s Group Management and Executive Committee. He succeeds Tryggve Sthen, who is retiring. Stephane joined SKF in 1988 and has held a number of senior positions within both SKF’s industrial and automotive businesses. Most recently, he was Director of the Group’s aerospace business unit. Stephane holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Finance and Controlling. He is a French national. Tryggve joined SKF in 2003, leading the Automotive business for 12 years. He will work with Stephane to ensure a smooth handover until his retirement at the end of 2014. SKF Automotive serves manufacturers of cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, trailers, buses, two-wheelers and the vehicle aftermarket. In 2013, the business area generated SEK 17,421m in net sales, representing 27% of the Group’s total. Aktiebolaget SKF(publ) For further information, please contact:Media Hotline: +46 31-337 2400Press Relations: Theo Kjellberg, +46 31-337 6576; +46 725-77 65 76; theo.kjellberg@skf.comInvestor Relations: Marita Björk, +46 31-337 1994; +46 705-18 19 94;   SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401.® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

York Minster welcomes £200,000 grant for vital repairs

A government sponsored fund has awarded a grant of £200,000 to York Minster to support vital repairs to the 800 year-old building. The grant, announced this morning by the Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, is part of an £8.3 million award from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. York Minster is one of 31 English cathedrals to receive money from the fund. York Minster’s funding will be directed to the repair of the stonework and roof of the Camera Cantorum. Dating from 1415, and located on the south side of the Minster, the Camera Cantorum is a two storey structure, which currently houses the Minster shop and the Minster Song School and is where generations of choristers have been trained. Twelve former choristers and an Alto songman were killed on active service in the First World War. Commenting on the award of the grant, the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, Dean of York Minster said: “These funds will provide a very welcome contribution to the ongoing, protection, repair and conservation of the Minster. Today’s announcement acknowledges the importance of preserving our cathedrals for worshippers, visitors, local communities and in the national life and history of our country.   “Enabling the restoration of the Camera Cantorum with funds from the First World War fund is a fitting response and establishes and a living memorial to the lives of those local young musicians of great promise who gave their lives in service of the nation.” Notes for Editors For more information on the grants awarded under the £8.3 million fund visit For more information about York Minster please contact: Sharon Atkinson Director of Communications York Minster Tel:       01904 557428 Email: Stacey Healey Marketing Executive York Minster Tel: 01904 559545 Email:

Interim report January- September 2014

(Tables included in attached PDF) Third quarter 2014 · Net sales increased with 9% and adjusted operating profit increased with 54% compared to the third quarter 2013 due to synergy realisation and more favourable currency exchange rates. · Compared to the previous quarter net sales increased 1% and adjusted operating profit increased 11% due to improved exchanged rates and seasonally lower personnel costs. · Operating profit was negatively impacted with approximately SEK 227 million by periodic maintenance shutdowns in three of the production units. January-September 2014 compared with the same period in 2013 · Net sales has increased 5% due to 4% volume growth and more favourable currency exchange rates. · The adjusted operating profit has improved with SEK 441 million primarily due to synergies and a weakened SEK. · Synergies of approximately SEK 208 million have impacted the first nine months compared to the same period last year. · Net debt/equity ratio has declined from 0.87 to 0.73. Outlook · Demand and order situation is expected to decline temporarily for business areas Consumer Board and Packaging Paper in the fourth quarter. The decline is due to seasonal variations. Business area Containerboard is expected to stay on the same level as in the third quarter. In addition, December 2014 is an unusually short delivery month. · Average prices in local currency are anticipated to be stable. · Wood prices are expected to stay on current level for the fourth quarter of 2014. · Capital expenditures is estimated to be approximately SEK 1 550 million in 2014, which is SEK 150 million above the depreciation level. The capex level for 2015 will also be above the depreciation level. · Full synergies have been reached as of quarter three 2014. Comments by BillerudKorsnäs’ CEO Per Lindberg: Continued evidence of strength in third-quarter “Our performance in the third quarter was very strong and I am pleased to see an adjusted operating margin for the quarter at 10% and an adjusted operating profit level of SEK 518 million. The quarter contained maintenance shutdowns at three of our production units with a negative impact on profits of approximately SEK 227 million. Year on year our net sales has grown 5% and our sales volume has grown 4%. We have reduced our debts significantly thanks to a strong cash flow and our Net debt/equity ratio is now down to 0.73. In spite of an uncertain global environment, the overall market for packaging materials has been good for all business areas during the quarter with stable prices and demand. Business area Packaging Paper has kept the prices stable and is seeing opportunities to raise prices for some of the segments in speciality kraft papers. Business area Containerboard has, as expected, experienced pressure from the increased market capacity on the liner side which is reflected in lower sales volume but with continued strong margins. Business area Consumer Board shows stability with sales volumes growing better than planned, 5% compared to last year. After several consecutive quarters with improved performance, we are temporarily seeing some challenges in the fourth quarter. December will be very short from a delivery perspective and business areas Packaging Paper and Consumer Board both anticipates a seasonal volume decrease. Containerboard continues on a lower than normal volume level for liner in the fourth quarter due to increased market capacity. During the third quarter we have announced investments in line with our asset review and long term strategy. We are growing in accordance with our profitable growth plans, 4% compared to last year. We have now reached our synergy targets well ahead of plan. Even if we now close our synergy program, we will continue our efforts with driving profit improvements in our daily work to improve our efficiency and operational excellence. We see great opportunities to still learn from each other within the organisation and to create value for our customers, shareholders and employees.’’ BillerudKorsnäs’ President and CEO Per Lindberg and CFO Susanne Lithander will present the interim report at a press and analyst conference at 10.00 CET on Tuesday 28 October 2014. Venue: Tändstickspalatset, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15, Stockholm, Sweden. For further information, please contact:Per Lindberg, President and CEO +46 (0)8 553 335 00Susanne Lithander, CFO, +46 (0)8 553 335 00 The information in this report is such that BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ) is obliged to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act and was submitted for publication at 07.00 CET on 28 October 2014. This report has been prepared in both a Swedish and an English version. BillerudKorsnäs – Packaging manufacturers and brand owners are offered added value in the form of brand-strengthening, productivity-boosting and environment-enhancing packaging solutions. BillerudKorsnäs has a world-leading market position within primary fibre-based packaging paper. The company has annual sales of around SEK 20 billion and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Continued evidence of strength in third-quarter

CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q3 2014: “Our performance in the third quarter was very strong and I am pleased to see an adjusted operating margin for the quarter at 10% and an adjusted operating profit level of SEK 518 million. The quarter contained maintenance shutdowns at three of our production units with a negative impact on profits of approximately SEK 227 million. Year on year our net sales has grown 5% and our sales volume has grown 4%. We have reduced our debts significantly thanks to a strong cash flow and our Net debt/equity ratio is now down to 0.73. In spite of an uncertain global environment, the overall market for packaging materials has been good for all business areas during the quarter with stable prices and demand. Business area Packaging Paper has kept the prices stable and is seeing opportunities to raise prices for some of the segments in speciality kraft papers. Business area Containerboard has, as expected, experienced pressure from the increased market capacity on the liner side which is reflected in lower sales volume but with continued strong margins. Business area Consumer Board shows stability with sales volumes growing better than planned, 5% compared to last year. After several consecutive quarters with improved performance, we are temporarily seeing some challenges in the fourth quarter. December will be very short from a delivery perspective and business areas Packaging Paper and Consumer Board both anticipates a seasonal volume decrease. Containerboard continues on a lower than normal volume level for liner in the fourth quarter due to increased market capacity. During the third quarter we have announced investments in line with our asset review and long term strategy. We are growing in accordance with our profitable growth plans, 4% compared to last year. We have now reached our synergy targets well ahead of plan. Even if we now close our synergy program, we will continue our efforts with driving profit improvements in our daily work to improve our efficiency and operational excellence. We see great opportunities to still learn from each other within the organisation and to create value for our customers, shareholders and employees.’’

BillerudKorsnäs invests for growth in sack paper markets

The BillerudKorsnäs Board of Directors has approved a SEK 260 million investment for sack paper machine 9 at the Skärblacka production unit. The investment will further add to the quality leadership of the BillerudKorsnäs sack paper range and will also increase the capacity of the machine by 20 000 t/a up to 180 000 t/a. The investment is a part of the growth agenda Selective Growth for BillerudKorsnäs Business Area Packaging Paper. Paper machine 9 produces high quality brown sack papers that are used for the construction of sacks primarily for packaging of cement, other construction minerals and chemicals. Most of these papers are sold in emerging markets outside of Europe. - We see strong potential for our sack papers in South East Asia, where our sack paper brand QuickFill is a quality leader. In those regions, cement and other construction minerals are very often packed in plastic sacks. Sacks made out of our material offer the brand owner large benefits when it comes to production economy, but also when it comes to sustainability and health – says Johan Nellbeck, SVP Packaging Paper. The investment includes the head box and wire section of the paper machine and it will be carried out during 2015. For BillerudKorsnäs, the investment is an outcome of the asset review that has been conducted. It is an important step in the development of the Skärblacka production unit and follows after successful investments in energy and environment since 2012. As previously communicated, the BillerudKorsnäs capex levels for 2015 and 2016 will be above the depreciation level. For further information, please contact: Johan Nellbeck, SVP Packaging Paper, +46 8 553 335 00Henrik Essén, SVP Communication and Sustainability, +46 8 553 335 00 The information in this press release is such that BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ) is obliged to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act and was submitted for publication at 07:05 CET on 28 October 2014. This release has been prepared in both a Swedish and an English version .

Alfa Laval AB (publ) Interim report July 1 - September 30, 2014

Summary: third quarter *Order intake increased by 26 percent** to SEK 9,708 (7,415) million.Net sales increased by 24 percent** to SEK 9,272 (7,172) million.Adjusted EBITA was SEK 1,545 (1,198) million.Adjusted EBITA margin was 16.7 (16.7) percent.Result after financial items ** was SEK 991 (1,075) million.Net income was SEK 697 (822) million.                                        Earnings per share was SEK 1.65 (1.95).Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 1,667 (994) million.Impact on EBITA of foreign exchange effects was SEK -7 (-47) million.Impact on result after financial items of comparison distortion items was SEK -260 (-) million. Summary: first nine months *Order intake increased by 17 percent** to SEK 26,151 (22,069) million.Net sales increased by 13 percent** to SEK 24,292 (21,192) million.Adjusted EBITA was SEK 3,955 (3,502) million.Adjusted EBITA margin was 16.3 (16.5) percent.Result after financial items ** was SEK 2,944 (2,971) million.Net income was SEK 2,057 (2,169) million.                                        Earnings per share was SEK 4.88 (5.15).Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 3,433 (3,003) million.Impact on EBITA of foreign exchange effects was SEK ‑27 (-142) million.Impact on result after financial items of comparison distortion items was SEK -320 (-) million. * 2013 restated to IFRS 11.** Excluding currency effects. Outlook for the fourth quarter:“We expect that demand during the fourth quarter 2014 will be on about the same level as in the third quarter.”Earlier published outlook (July 17, 2014): “We expect that demand during the third quarter 2014 will be on about the same level as in the second quarter.” The interim report has been reviewed by the company’s auditors, see page 26 for the review report. For more information, please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsPhone: +46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31peter.torstensson@alfalaval.comGabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerPhone: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82gabriella.grotte@alfalaval.comAlfa Laval AB (publ)PO Box 73SE-221 00 LundSwedenCorporate registration number: 556587-8054  Alfa Laval AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 07.30 (CET) on October 28, 2014.

Tele2 and Cubic Telecom announce M2M partnership

M2M/IoT implies that machines send information to one another using SIM cards and without the direct involvement of human interaction. These signals aim to control a process or tell a machine to perform a certain action. M2M/IoT is currently one of the fastest-growing business segments in technology. The partnership between Cubic Telecom and Tele2 enables global enterprise customers to utilize Cubic Telecom’s end-to-end cloud based solution to quickly deploy and implement M2M/IoT services. The M2M services bring added value to the end user, and drive new revenue streams for the enterprises. Some of the world’s leading Fortune 500 brands, such as HP, Lenovo, and Sierra Wireless, are already relying on this cloud based solution to help them deliver connectivity, management and monetizing M2M/IoT devices on a global basis. Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom comments: “We want to make it as easy as possible for enterprises to run their businesses. By expanding our footprint through partnering with Tele2 we not only meet the needs of our expanding customer base by allowing them to grow internationally with proven tools, but we provide them with a clear advantage over their competition.” Tele2 has recently made extensive capability investments in their M2M business, signaling that this is a key focus for the operator going forward. Rami Avidan, Head of Tele2 M2M Global Solutions comments: “We see great opportunity in the M2M/IoT space and we are delighted to be working with Cubic Telecom to bring the benefits of M2M/IoT to their markets and provide solutions for some of the largest brands in the world.” For further information, contact:Lars Torstensson, EVP Communication & Strategy, Telephone: +46 702 73 48 79 TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 14 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2013, we had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion.

Interim report January-September 2014

Third quarter July-September 2014 · Order intake was SEK 842 (232) million · Net sales were SEK 338 (220) million · EBIT was SEK 37 (9) million · Earnings per share was SEK 0.31 (0.00) Interim period January-September 2014 · Order intake was SEK 1,410 (679) million · Net sales were SEK 819 (672) million · EBIT was SEK 45 (-10) million · Earnings per share was SEK 0.34 (-0.21) OutlookThe assessment for sales in 2014 remains unchanged from the previous quarter. The company´s assessment is that sales in 2014 will be in the span of SEK 1,150 – 1,250 million. Stronger order intake in several areasThe order intake is demonstrating growth, but this is also an indicator of the fluctuations that occur, especially within the PG market. During the first nine months, the Group received orders for seven mask writers. The trend towards increasingly advanced electronics products drives demand for complex photomasks for use in the manufacture of displays for these products. At the same time the customers’ utilization of existing equipment has been high. Together, the two factors have led to customers starting to invest in new equipment. However, investment in mask writers has not been solely in advanced equipment for manufacturing of displays, but also for other segments.   “We are happy to have succeeded in matching our offering within business area PG with various needs within several different market segments. This has resulted in a number of orders during the third quarter”, says Lena Olving, CEO and President of Mycronic AB.  The market for SMT equipment has also remained favorable. During the third quarter, Mycronic saw an increase in both the order intake and sales, as has been the case during the entire interim period. The consolidated EBIT remains positive for the fifth consecutive quarter. Cash flow, excluding an extra dividend of 245 MSEK, which was paid out in August, reached SEK 167 million during the third quarter.By delivering new products in tandem with customers’ changing requirements, and by simultaneously maintaining cost levels, Mycronic has created good conditions for long term profitability. “We are continuing to strengthen our brand, which positions us as an important supplier of effective production solutions. We are pleased to report a good third quarter, but it is also important to point out that while these types of investments can occur at the same time, this is not a typical quarter”, says Lena Olving. About Mycronic Mycronic AB is a high-tech Swedish company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of production equipment to the electronics industry. Mycronic headquarters is located in Täby, north of Stockholm and the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the US. For more information, see our web site at AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, Small Cap: MYCR. This interim report is a translation of the Swedish version. In the event of any differences between this translation and the Swedish original version, the Swedish version shall have precedence.

Telio delivers 8% growth in EBITDA and announces extraordinary dividend

-          The first and second quarter represented a good start of the year and we follow up in the third quarter with 8% growth in EBITDA compared to the same quarter last year. The Group generates a strong cash flow in line with targets and will therefore propose an extraordinary dividend. After the acquisition of NextGenTel, we announced that we would not be able to pay dividend in 2014, but due to strong performance the company will, including an extraordinary dividend, have paid NOK 3.25 per share in dividend in 2014. The Telio Group is well positioned to achieve its financial targets for 2014, says Eirik Lunde, CEO of Telio Holding ASA. EBITDA for Telio Group was NOK 76.3 million and EBIT was NOK 46.5 million (EBIT adjusted for amortization costs of NOK 9.6 million related to the acquisition of NextGenTel AS). Profit after tax was NOK 24.6 million. NextGenTel In July, NextGenTel announced an agreement with Bofiber AS to acquire the company's 2,000 fiber customers and to cooperate in building out fiber in the Bergen region. This implies that residents in the Bergen region can be part of the roll-out of fiber and have Internet, TV, mobile and broadband telephony services provided by the same vendor, NextGenTel. Furthermore, many of NextGenTel's current customers can be offered fiber and still keep the Internet and other services from the company. Bofiber will provide the fiber infrastructure while NextGenTel will be the customer interface responsible for sales, delivery, customer services and operations. The board proposes extraordinary dividend The board will call for an extraordinary shareholders meeting to propose distribution of an extraordinary dividend of NOK 1.25 per share. Furthermore, the board will ask for a proxy to distribute quarterly dividends going forward. Financial results In the third quarter 2014, the Telio Group achieved revenues of NOK 316.6 million compared to NOK 325.8 million in the year-ago quarter. EBITDA was NOK 76.3 million (24.1% EBITDA margin) compared to NOK 70.4 million (21.6 % EBITDA margin) in the same quarter last year. Operating profit ended at NOK 46.5 million compared to NOK 37.0 million in the third quarter of 2013 (EBITDA and operating profit are adjusted for non-recurring items and EBIT is adjusted for amortization cost related to the acquisition of NextGenTel). (NextGenTel is consolidated in the Telio Group from 1 February 2013.) See financial report and market presentation for Q3 2014 at: For further information, please contact: Mr. Eirik Lunde, CEO                                                           Telephone: +47 23 62 66 88 Mobile: +47 48 09 69 64 Download high definition pictures of CEO Eirik Lunde at E-mail:

RaySearch receives FDA clearance for RayStation 4.5 featuring ultrafast and robust optimization

RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for version 4.5 of its treatment planning system RayStation®. The new version includes a wide range of new features that will help cancer centers improve their treatment planning process and also enable them to take adaptive planning a step further. For example RayStation® 4.5 offers ultrafast and robust optimization for proton and photon treatments, boosted dose calculation, automated breast planning and biomechanical deformable registration using the unique MORFEUS technology. The ultrafast multi-purpose optimization engine in RayStation®, rayOptimizer, can solve virtually any posed optimization problem within radiation therapy using all degrees of freedom of the treatment unit. In the 4.5 version, the robust algorithm can take density and patient setup uncertainties into account. This gives the clinicians a structured tool to handle safety margins more efficiently in the planning process which has the potential to further increase the plan quality. RayStation’s unrivalled speed of optimization and dose computation has also been improved even further in the new version. The dose calculation algorithms have been rewritten entirely and every step in the process has been optimized to improve computation speed. The new version also includes support for optimization and dose computation using the GPU which lets the user benefit from the latest developments in computer technology as well. Together these improvements lead to extremely fast computation speeds. Optimization and clinical dose computation for a standard prostate IMRT case is done in less than ten seconds and even for a more complex 9-beam IMRT head and neck case on a high resolution 2mm dose grid, the optimization and dose computation are executed in approximately 30 seconds. RayStation® 4.5 includes a major step forward in the field of automated treatment planning. The new rayAutoBreast module provides tools for automated generation of tangential breast IMRT plans using heuristic optimization and includes features such as: · Automatic detection of radio-opaque markers defining the breast · Automatic contouring of all the relevant target and risk organs · Automatic setup of beams, including heuristic optimization of gantry and collimator angles · Automatic creation of objective functions, optimization and segmentation settings and clinical goals rayAutoBreast was initially developed at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Toronto, Canada. Between 2009 and 2012, PMH ran a large-scale clinical study to evaluate the performance of their automated treatment planning methodology for tangential breast intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Automated planning was used for 97 percent of the patients receiving tangential breast IMRT during the time interval studied i.e. in 1661 patients. The study results showed an increase in clinical acceptance using this fully automated method. PMH concluded that the method can add tremendous efficiency, standardization, and quality to the current treatment planning process and that its use will allow faster adoption of IMRT together with increased access to care improvements for breast cancer patients. RaySearch and PMH also collaborate in adaptive radiation therapy and a new feature in RayStation® 4.5 is the MORFEUS technology initially developed by PMH. The unique MORFEUS technology contains a set of algorithms for deformable image registration based on biomechanical modeling of anatomical structures. This makes it possible to track how the radiation dose is delivered to the patient taking into account changes occurring in the patient’s anatomy over the course of treatment. This information can be used to further refine the treatment which has the potential to increase tumor control as well as reduce the risk for side effects. The development and extensive validation of MORFEUS has been documented in several publications in renowned scientific journals. This know-how is now incorporated in RayStation® and enables cancer centers to take adaptive planning a step further. The advanced biomechanical modeling in MORFEUS incorporates not only the material properties of various anatomical structures, but also how they interact and affect each other. Examples include the sliding interface between the lung and the chest, and structural impact of bronchial tree in the lungs. “RayStation® 4.5 is a big step forward in our quest to provide a tool that lets the clinicians focus all their skill and experience on evaluating and refining plan quality. The number of menial repetitive tasks is minimized with our tools for automated planning, and in this release we have achieved game-changing computation speed that I think will revolutionize the whole treatment planning work process. As the computation time is measured in seconds rather than minutes, the user can efficiently create and refine the treatment plans in one sweep instead of opening a second case or going on a break during computations. This is a huge improvement for the clinics that I believe ultimately will lead to better treatment plans as the clinicians will be able to test more options to further tweak the treatments for higher quality”, says Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch. About RayStation®RayStation® integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines unique features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s market-leading algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron and proton therapy. The system is built on the latest software architecture and has a graphical user interface offering state-of-the-art usability. About RaySearchRaySearch Laboratories is a medical technology company that develops advanced software solutions for improved radiation therapy of cancer. RaySearch provides the RayStation® treatment planning system to clinics all over the world. In addition, RaySearch’s products are distributed through licensing agreements with leading partners such as Philips, Nucletron, IBA, Varian and Brainlab. To date, 15 products have been launched via partners and RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,500 clinics in more than 65 countries. RaySearch was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the company is listed in the Small Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information about RaySearch, visit For further information, please contact:Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)Telephone: +46 (0)8-545 061

Martha’s BakeOff for Children in Need

Great British BakeOff Quarter Finalist Martha Collison has teamed with her school catering company Cucina Restaurants to raise money for Children In Need in 47 schools across the UK. The Year 13 student from Charters School in Sunningdale Berkshire has designed five of her own cakes and goodies which will be baked and served to more than 50,000 school students at Cucina school restaurants across England, with 10p from every sale going to Children in Need. Recipes for the creations are to be sold separately at 20p each, with all money going to the charity. Commenting on the project,  Martha said: “It was great to bake with the chefs at Cucina for such a brilliant cause as Children in Need. I’ve had a fantastic time.” Cucina Executive Chef Andy Wilcock said: “We are really pleased to be working with Martha for Children in Need. Cucina will be baking a different Martha cake or biscuit every day, for a week of treats. We’re expecting to raise lots of money for the cause.” “It’s been a pleasure working with Martha - she really stood out on the Bake Off with her love of food as well as her willingness to take risks and try new things. She is a very inspirational young woman with a fantastic future ahead of her.” Martha’s five creations for the special week are: Sticky Toffee Cupcakes, Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies, Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes, Salted Caramel Brownies and Smartie Cookies. (Pictured, left to right: Year 13 student Martha Collison, Mr Andy Wilcock – Cucina Executive Chef, Year 9 students Ben Wooldridge and Ollie Hand, Year 7 student Camille Laine, Mr Martyn Parker Co-Head at Charters and Year 7 student Eloise Morrison) Notes for Editors · At 17 years old, Martha Collison is the youngest person ever to appear as a contestant on BBC’s ‘Great British Bake Off’, where she reached the quarter finals. · Cucina Restaurants is a national secondary school caterer at the forefront of school food. Its recent parnership with celebrity chef Phil Howard brought Michelin Star food to secondary school students around the country · Cucina operates proper restaurants in all of its school contracts, serving a wide range of dishes from local and ethically sourced ingredients 

More Than 20 Patheon Scientists to Present at AAPS Annual Meeting

Patheon (, the pharmaceutical services business owned by DPx Holdings B.V., and Banner Life Sciences will have more than 20 scientific posters presented at the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition from Sunday, Nov. 2, to Thursday, Nov. 6, in San Diego, Calif. In addition to the more than 20 Patheon and Banner Life Sciences experts presenting posters, Anil Kane, Ph.D., MBA, Executive Director, Global Formulation Sciences, PDS at Patheon, and Bill Weiser, Ph.D., Global Head, PDS Analytical Sciences at Patheon, will give a corporate presentation focusing on “Solving Challenges from Discovery to Commercial Manufacturing of Drug Substance and Drug Products” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Corporate Presentation Theatre. A complete listing of all posters Patheon and Banner Life Sciences will be presenting at AAPS follows. Monday, Nov. 3, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. poster sessions: · Development of a Dissolution Test Method for Ibuprofen Soft Gelatin Capsules with a Lipid Based Formulation by Ad Bernaerts, Patheon · Development and Qualification of a USP Apparatus 4 Tier II Method Using Formaldehyde Cross-Linked Soft Gelatin Capsules by Mae Cruz, Banner Life Sciences · Development of a Two Step Pre-Treatment Tier 2 Apparatus 2 Dissolution Method for a Cross-linked Soft Gelatin Capsule Containing Hydrophilic PEG Fill by Mae Cruz, Banner Life Sciences · Strategies for Improving the Extraction of Tertiary Amines Formulated with Ionic Excipients by Maureen McLaughlin, Patheon Tuesday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. poster sessions: · An Easy Technique of Top Spray Granulation to Formulate a Compound with High Drug Load and Water Content by Amol Kheur, Patheon · Correlation between Lyophilisation Cycle Parameters and Cake Morphology in a Biosimilar Product by Christian Abbati, Patheon · Application of Enteric/Colonic Polymer Coating on Non-banded Size M Mouse Capsules Containing Immediate and Delayed/Sustained Release Formulations Using Model Compound Ibuprofen by Ian McIntosh, Patheon · Softgel Capsules Imbedded with Micro Covert Marker for Anticounterfeiting Applications by Qi Fang, Banner Life Sciences Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. posters session: · Assessing Disintegration of Softgel Formulations in the Gastric Compartment: Correlation Between Innovative In Vitro Test Through Dynamic Gastric Modelling and In Vivo Evaluation by Helena Teles, Patheon · Effect of Aldehyde Level and Drug Particle Size on Dissolution Performance of Soft Gelatin Capsules by Mervin Williams, Jr., Banner Life Sciences · Solubilization of Progesterone Enhanced Bioavailability in Male Beagle Dogs by Peijin Zhang, Banner Life Sciences Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. posters session: · Formulation of Control Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets of Water Soluble Compounds by Arasu Kondappan, Patheon · Liquid Filled Gelatin Hard Shell Capsule Physical Stability Study by Haibo Wang, Patheon · Assay and Identification of Sylibin (Sylibin A and B) in Softgels® by Liquid Chromatography by Maria Isabel Morales, Banner Life Sciences · Roller Compaction Process Design of Experiments: Small Scale Modeling of a Fixed Dose Combination Product to Facilitate Scale Up and Commercialization by Kimberley Pineau, Patheon · Design of a Controlled Release SEDDS for a Poorly Soluble Drug in a Soft Gelatin Based Dosage Form by Saujanya Gosangari, Banner Life Sciences · Small Scale Process Design to Facilitate Commercialization of a Wet Granulation Process Using Continuous Manufacturing by Stephen Closs, Patheon · QbD Approach to the Development of Extended Release Matrix by Yunhua Hu, Banner Life Sciences Thursday, Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. posters session: · Impact of Different Antioxidants in the Chemical Stability of a Complex Mixture Containing Vitamins, Minerals and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Suitable for Soft Gelatin Capsules by Adrian Callejas, Banner Life Sciences · Impact of Mixing Shaft on Oxidation of Formulated Solution of L-Lactic Acid Salt for a Sterile Freeze-Dried Solid by Guendalina Rapone, Patheon · Utilization of SoluPath to Provide Data-Driven Choices in Preclinical Formulation Development by Paul Sabo, Patheon · An Alternate Approach for the Determination of Method Accuracy during the Validation of Karl Fischer Titration Methods by Stanley Wu, Patheon

Sandvik Materials Technology reaches an agreement to divest its power spring business in US and Mexico

Sandvik Materials Technology is divesting its power spring business in Scranton, US and Nogales, Mexico to Lesjöfors AB, a subsidiary of Beijer Alma. The divested operation is a leading manufacturer of power spring solutions for a wide range of customer applications in consumer, industrial, construction and medical environments. Invoiced sales for the business concerned amounted to about 15 million USD in 2013 and the total number of employees encompassed is approximately 60, of which 40 in the US and 20 subcontracted employees in Mexico. Currently, they form part of the Strip, Wire and Heating Technology product area at Sandvik Materials Technology. The divested operation involves a limited linkage to the rest of the business area and the raw material is sourced externally. Lesjöfors AB is a Sweden-based international manufacturer of industrial springs, wire and flat strip components. Lesjöfors is a subsidiary of Beijer Alma AB and operates from 21 manufacturing units in ten countries following the acquisition. “This divestment is in line with Sandvik Materials Technology’s strategy to focus more towards the energy segment and applications related to energy efficiency, and exit businesses considered non-core. We are continuously developing our product portfolio towards even more advanced products and materials for the most demanding industries.”, says Petra Einarsson, President of Sandvik Materials Technology. The transaction is expected to be finalized by 31 December 2014.Stockholm, 28 October 2014 For further information contact: Ann-Sofie Nordh, Investor Relations, Sandvik AB,  tel +46 8 456 14 94 or Jessica Alm, Executive Vice President Group Communications, Sandvik AB, tel +46 8 456 12 88. 

Live Longer, Live Well

International scientists, including Liverpool John Moores University’s Dr Graeme Close and Professor Claire Stewart , met politicians and philanthropists at the House of Lords on 27 October to discuss how research into the biology of ageing can make healthy old age a reality for millions. Representing the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA), Dr Close and Professor Stewart raised the profile of this research which is linked to LJMU’s Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES). While leading scientists agree that ageing research has now reached the point that potential treatments for many of the problems of later life are becoming available, current national policies have largely failed to recognise the importance of ageing research in preventing disease and increasing ‘health span’. Dr Close is a Sports Nutrition Consultant, Reader and Research Scientist who has conducted extensive research into age-related loss of muscle mass and function and ageing athletes. His research will bring in the sports science element of making healthy ageing a medical reality. He commented on the sports science input: “It is important to bring academic research to the forefront of national policy and make it open to public engagement.  Research taking place at universities has a massive impact on how we live and my role was to talk specifically about the crucial part that exercise and nutrient can play in delaying are-related muscle frailty. “At the moment, I believe that exercise and nutrition are our best weapon although the precise prescription of this for our ageing population still requires significant investigation. If we can maintain muscle function as we age we help to maintain independence allowing us to continue to enjoy everyday tasks. We also reduce the chance of falls and hip fracture, two major problems that we now must face as an ageing society.” Professor Stewart is a Stem Cell Biologist who has conducted extensive research into the mechanisms underpinning loss of muscle mass and function with age and disease. Her research, focuses from the cell and molecular to human studies aims to increase health span, by reducing the negative  impact of muscle loss on functional ability and ultimately on quality of life. She commented: "In an era where populations are ageing, we need to ensure that we are ageing well. A better understanding of the mechanisms underpinning muscle loss and therefore declining functional capacity will enable targeted interventions, including exercise and nutrition, to prolong a healthy older life. The goal of he BSRA, to raise funds to underpin research on ageing, will facilitate cross disciplinary, interventional studies by some of the brightest young researchers of our time - a key requirement in promoting lifelong health and wellbeing." At the event, the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research granted an award to the BSRA (worth $60,000), the first time in their history that an award had been given to an organisation, rather than an individual.  On making the first donation, Mark R. Collins President of the Glenn Foundation said: “It is a privilege to support the British Society for Research on Ageing in its efforts to extend the healthy years of life. We are confident that British donors will join us in supporting this important initiative.” Professor Richard Faragher, of the BSRA said: “Good health is key to a happy old age. The science of ageing has reached a point at which small amounts of carefully targeted funding will yield great social returns. The time to act is now.”  Notes to the editor: Dr Graeme Close can be contacted for interviews on: 07976 905 777 or via Professor Claire Stewart on 0151 904 6244 or  About the BSRA: The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) promotes research which aims primarily at achieving healthy old age accompanied by improved longevity. It publishes a journal called Biogerontology. Website: About the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research: The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research was founded in 1965 by Paul F. Glenn to extend the healthy productive years of life through research on the mechanisms of biological ageing. Website: About the American Federation for Ageing Research (AFAR): AFAR has supported the science of healthier ageing since its foundation in 1981. AFAR has played a major role in advancing knowledge of ageing and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing grants to more than 2,800 talented scientists. Website: Presentations from the event can be found at Twitter: @B_S_R_A #livelongerlivewell

Building a better world for people with psoriasis

(Stockholm, October 29, 2014)Today, on World Psoriasis Day, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, IFPA, brings attention to the tools respondents from 90 countries have identified to help build a better world for people with psoriasis, by participating in an online survey launched in June. The preliminary results of the survey show a clear consensus – the top tool voted for is “Educating the patients about treatment options”. Lars Ettarp, President of IFPA, comments:“Today, patients wish to be well-informed about treatment options, especially when they have a chronic condition such as psoriasis, so that they can make important decisions regarding their disease management and care together with their doctors. An informed patient is an empowered patient, and clearly this specific type of information is something that IFPA and its regional and national member associations must continue to focus on and develop even further in their future strategic work. The WHO psoriasis resolution, which was extensively advocated for by IFPA and its members, points out the need for ‘multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, providing access to treatment and health care education’, so this should definitely be a priority.” Psoriasis is a serious, chronic, inflammatory, non-communicable disease for which there is currently no cure. According to an official WHO report on psoriasis, the disease affects around 2 percent of the global population, with an even higher prevalence in some countries. Yet, even though it is a quite common disease which also carries with it an extensive physical, psychosocial and socioeconomic burden, there are still many gaps in the understanding of the disease itself and its management. Need for more information about serious comorbid conditionsThe survey also shows a need for more information on the serious comorbid conditions associated with, primarily severe, psoriasis.“A number of serious conditions have been shown to be associated with psoriasis, such as psoriatic arthritis, metabolic syndrome, diabetes type II and cardiovascular disease. These are conditions that both the patients and the healthcare professionals need to be aware of, so that their psoriasis is managed and monitored correctly”, says Dr Hoseah Waweru, Vice President of IFPA and President of the Psoriasis Association in Kenya. Building a better world for people with psoriasisIFPA, its members and partner organizations are committed to building a better world for people with psoriasis, and World Psoriasis Day and the global survey are in themselves excellent tools to raise awareness. Josef de Guzman, IFPA Treasurer and Chairman of the World Psoriasis Day Steering Committee adds:“World Psoriasis Day is a truly global campaign that aims to raise awareness of psoriasis and the many millions who live with this disease. Through World Psoriasis Day, and the survey, we hope that we can identify a clear path forward, towards a society where people with psoriasis can participate fully and be free from the added burdens of stigma and discrimination. We hope that many more people with psoriasis, the physicians that treat them, and their friends and families take part in the survey, so that all of us who act and speak on their behalf may be successful in building a better world for them.” About IFPA and World Psoriasis DayIFPA, together with all its more than 50 national member associations, is working to improve the quality of life for people suffering from psoriasis. Towards this end we are all united in a yearly World Psoriasis Day campaign, on October 29. In 2014 we are focusing on the tools needed to build a better world for people with psoriasis. To read more about World Psoriasis Day, please visit In May of this year, the 67th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on psoriasis, encouraging “Member States to engage further in advocacy efforts to raise awareness regarding the disease of psoriasis, fighting stigma suffered by those with psoriasis, in particular through activities held every year on 29 October in Member States”. The resolution, entitled “Psoriasis”, can be downloaded here: About the surveyThe online survey was launched on IFPA’s website in mid-June 2014 and will be open until the end of May 2015. Featuring 17 different suggested tools within advocacy, awareness and education, as well as an open answer part where respondents can add their own tool, the survey is open for people with psoriasis, the physicians who treat them, and their family members and friends. The final results of the survey will be announced at the 4th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference. To participate in the survey, please go to [Attachment: Highlights from preliminary results of IFPA global online survey “Building a better world for people with psoriasis] For more information about IFPA and World Psoriasis Day, please contact the IFPA Secretariat at or +46 8 556 109 18.

Citi invests in young entrepreneurs in the Nordics

"This is part of a global Citi Foundation initiative that is supporting philanthropic efforts in the Nordic region. It is necessary to equip young people with entrepreneurship flare as well as financial knowledge if we want to see more innovation and sustainable job creation in the future. Here we have the next generation of entrepreneurs", says Eirik Winter, Nordic countries Chairman at Citi.Citi and the Citi Foundation have long been one of Junior Achievement’s strongest global supporters, and the grant has now developed to a commitment with Junior Achievement in the Nordic region with programs in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Citi volunteers will participate as mentors and as jurors in the JA Year Competition which is scheduled to take place in May 2015.PROGRAMS IN THE NORDICSSweden: Support over 22,000 high school students in entrepreneurship education and the target group for this partnership is disadvantaged students. During the academic year, the high school students will start, run and dismantle a mini-company. They will go through all the stages of a real company. It’s expected that 400 young people will start their own business as a result of this intervention. Denmark: Teach entrepreneurship skills to youth from vocational schools. With the "Business Start Up - Vocational educations", the students will achieve the skills and the knowledge needed to start their own business by teaching materials containing cases telling the story of an entrepreneur. The aim is to give 100 students a case they can relate to, a business from their own area of education which can then function as a role model to start up their own business.Finland: Support over 4,500 students to set up their mini-company with real money. Beyond increasing their business knowledge and entrepreneurship experience, it is expected that 15% of participants will create their own enterprises within 5 years of the program. At the moment 4,000 young people between ages 14-18 in Finland are participating in this program and a long term goal is to reach 15% of the age group, approximately 10,000 youngsters Norway: Serve the 12,000 students that participate yearly in The Company Program to adapt to an I-PAD digital platform. When the program is available on smartphones and I-pads, the results will improve, the quality will be better and more students will be involved. In 2014, the Citi Foundation is investing $4.2M in Junior Achievement programs across 52 countries. For further information, please contact:Anneli Sundström, communications director, Citi, Junior AchievementJunior Achievement is a global non-profit organization providing educational programs in entrepreneurship, workforce readiness and financial literacy in 121 countries. Since the 1980’s, Junior Achievement in the Nordic region has educated high school students in entrepreneurship through the education program called the Company Program. During a school year, Company Program participants start, run and liquidate a company. Students develop their creativity; receive insight into business conditions and its driving forces and gain awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship through a combination of theoretical and practical training. Citi FoundationThe Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress in communities around the world and focuses on initiatives that expand financial inclusion. We collaborate with best-in-class partners to create measurable economic improvements that strengthen low-income families and communities. Through a "More than Philanthropy" approach, Citi's business resources and human capital enhance our philanthropic investments and impact. For more information, visit, the leading global financial services company, does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi has been in the Nordic countries since the 1970s, with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki. Additional information may be found at | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: | Blog: | Facebook: | LinkedIn:

Unibet Group plc - Interim report January - September 2014 (unaudited)

“Activity and margin growth drive new all-time highs” “Unibet delivered 26 per cent year on year growth in gross winnings revenue in the third quarter (40 per cent excluding the impact of exchange rate changes and the spin-off of Kambi). The growth was wholly organic and demonstrates continued increases in market share.” “The sports betting margin for the quarter was influenced by the final stages of the World Cup and Unibet’s continued strong growth in France. Excluding those factors the sports betting margin before free bets was 8.4 per cent. A high sports betting margin has indirect effects in reducing sports turnover and activity in other products.” “Despite absorbing a 45 per cent increase in betting duties, Unibet delivered a 54 per cent growth in EBITDA compared with last year which shows the scalability of our business model. Unibet’s focus on re-regulated markets demonstrates that it is possible, with sustainable market conditions, to drive efficiency and increased profitability while reducing overall corporate risk.” “The mobile channel accounted for 38 per cent of the total gross winnings revenue and 55 per cent of gross winnings revenue in the sportsbook.” “In the period up to 26 October 2014, average daily gross winnings revenue increased by around 10 per cent (approximately 20 per cent in local currency) compared to the same period in 2013”, says Henrik Tjärnström, CEO of Unibet.

Storebrand ASA Q3 2014: Healthy profits and growth within non-guaranteed savings

· Group result of NOK 632 million for 3rd quarter and NOK 2,110 million year to date · Strong earnings growth and customer returns within non-guaranteed savings · Nominal cost down 3.9 per cent year to date The Board of Director's Interim report for Q3 2014, Q3 2014 result presentation and Supplementary Information Q3 2014 are attached on Storebrand will today host a press and analyst conference in Storebrands head office at Lysaker, Professor Kohts vei 9, at 10:00 CET (in Norwegian). An international conference call will be hosted at 14:00 CET. To participate in the conference call please use link on, or call in and register 10 minutes before the presentation starts. Dial in number: 21 56 33 18 from Norway and +44 20 3003 2666 for international participants. Full press release: Q3 2014: Healthy profits and growth within non-guaranteed savings · Group result of NOK 632 million for 3rd quarter and NOK 2,110 million year to date · Strong earnings growth and customer returns within non-guaranteed savings · Nominal cost down 3.9 per cent year to date – We deliver a good result this quarter. We confirm our position as market leader in the Norwegian market for defined contribution, and I am very satisfied with the growth we experience in non-guaranteed savings. Our pension customers receive high and sustainable returns in Norway and Sweden, says Group CEO Odd Arild Grefstad. Storebrand's Group result was NOK 632 million in the third quarter 2014 and NOK 2 110 million year to date. The result development is strongest within Savings (non-guaranteed savings and retail banking), improving the result with 64 per cent compared to last year. This improvement is mainly due to the strong increase in assets under management. Storebrand Asset Management has delivered excess returns to the customers of NOK 397 million in the third quarter and NOK 1.8 billion year to date. So far, the most common defined contribution profile in Norway have delivered 7,5 per cent return. The Group result is also strengthened by cost reduction of 3.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. Moving away from guarantees – An increasing number of companies transfer their defined benefit pension plan to å defined contribution plan. The main reasons are a demand for more predictable pension costs and increased expected pensions to the employees. This is also the case for Storebrand. Today, all Storebrand's employees hired before 2011 are part of a defined benefit scheme. This will only last another two months. From 2015 all employees in Norway will be part of a defined contribution pension plan with increased savings rates, says Group CEO Odd Arild Grefstad. The shift from products with guarantees to non-guaranteed savings products continue in the pensions market. As of September 1st, new regulation made it possible for about one million people in Norway with paid-up policies to decide how they want their pension to be invested. – The new regulation is important for our customers. We therefore opened up for our customers to move their traditional paid-up policies to paid-up policies with investment choice from mid-October, says Grefstad. The new product has been well received by our customers. Many of our paid-up policies have visited our internet pages and used the paid-up policy calculator. Around 700 customers with approximately NOK 160 million in paid-up policy reserves have chosen to move to the investment choice alternative. – We emphasize good advices and recommendations based on the customer's situation in our customer dialogue. For many customers, moving away from the annual guarantee will mean better pensions, since a more long-term investment strategy will give higher expected returns and thus higher pension payments, says Grefstad. Longevity reserve strengthening follows plan Due to increased life expectancy in Norway, Storebrand needs to build up reserves of NOK 12.4 billion by the end of 2020. In total, NOK 6,3 billion is set aside for increased longevity by the end of the 3rd quarter. Lysaker, October 29, 2014 Contact persons: Communications Director Elin M. Myrmel-Johansen: Mobile (+47) 93 48 05 38 Head of Investor Relations Trond Finn Eriksen: Mobile (+47) 99 16 41 35 Storebrand’s ambition is to be the best provider of pension savings. The group offers a broad range of products within life insurance, property and casualty insurance, asset management and banking, to companies, public sector entities and private individuals. The group is divided into the segments Savings, Insurance and Guaranteed pension and Other. This information is subject to disclosure under the Norwegian Securities Act section §5-12.

Kambi Group plc Q3 Report 2014

Kambi Group plc - Q3 Report 2014 (unaudited) Summary · Revenue amounted to EUR 9.5 (5.6) million for the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 68% and EUR 26.7 (15.0) million for the period January to September 2014, an increase of 78% · Operating profit (EBIT) for the third quarter of 2014 was EUR 0.9 (-3.2) million, with a margin of 10% (-56%), and EUR 1.6 (-10.5) million for the period January to September 2014, with a margin of 6% (-70%) · Profit after Tax amounted to EUR 0.7 (-3.0) million for the third quarter of 2014 and EUR 0.7 (-10.1) million for the period January to September 2014 · Earnings per share for the third quarter of 2014 were EUR 0.023 (-0.152)  and EUR 0.030 (-0.507) for the period January to September 2014 · Cash flow from operating and investing activities (excluding working capital) amounted to EUR 1.2 (-1.0) million for the third quarter of 2014 and EUR 2.2 (-5.4) million for the period January to September 2014 “Profitability and solid growth continues in Q3” “The quarter has seen continued solid revenues with an increase of 68% compared to the same period last year, increased profitability and strong cash flow. We are very pleased with our customers’ performance. This reflects the advantage our outstanding product gives them. By using Kambi’s service, our operators are able to offer the player a unique user experience with high entertainment value. Our drive is to remain the best Sportsbook provider for our customers”, says Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi. Significant events during Q3 · The football World Cup’s 10 final matches played in July · 888sport launched its Sportsbook in Spain in mid-August · Luckia extended its contract with Kambi · Kambi accepted as an Associate Member of the World Lottery Association · Mazars appointed as group auditor You are invited to participate in a report presentation at 10:45 CET held by CEO Kristian Nylén and CFO David Kenyon. The presentation will be held in English via a telephone conference and can also be accessed via an audiocast using the link below. Questions can be asked on the telephone conference or sent via the audiocast link. Numbers for participation in the telephone conference: SE: +46 850556481 UK: +44 2031940554 US: + 18552692607 Link to the audiocast:

AAK – Again a record high operating profit

· Again a record high operating profit of SEK 331 million (313), excluding acquisition related costs and non-recurring items, was reached for the third quarter. This was an improvement of 6 percent compared to the corresponding quarter in 2013. · Operating profit, including acquisition related costs and non-recurring items, reached SEK 344 million (303), an improvement of 14 percent compared to the corresponding quarter in 2013. · Total volumes increased by 6 percent. · Food Ingredients was, despite some anticipated headwind and a very strong third quarter 2013, stable with an operating profit of SEK 211 million (211). · Chocolate & Confectionery Fats improved its operating profit significantly, by 19 percent, and reported SEK 125 million (105). · The operating profit for Technical Products & Feed remained stable at SEK 24 million (24). · Earnings per share increased by 10 percent, from SEK 4.86 to SEK 5.36. · Return on Capital Employed (ROCE), calculated on a rolling 12 months basis, was 16.5 percent (16.4 percent at December 31, 2013). · During the third quarter, two acquisitions have been made; CSM Benelux NV in Merksem, Belgium and FANAGRA in Colombia. · On September 5, 2014, AAK announced that it will construct a speciality and semi-speciality edible oils factory in China. “Based on AAK’s customer value propositions for health and reduced costs, and our customer product co-development and solutions approach, we continue to remain prudently optimistic about the future. The main drivers are the continued positive underlying development in Food Ingredients and the continued improvement in Chocolate & Confectionery Fats”, said Arne Frank, CEO and President. For further information, please contact: Fredrik Nilsson                          Anders ByströmCFO                                         Director External Accounting & Investor RelationsPhone: + 46 40 627 83 34          Phone: +46 40 627 83 32Mobile: + 46 708 95 22 21          Mobile: +46 709 88 56 13   The information is that which AAK AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on October 29, 2014 at 08:15 a.m. CET.  AAK is one of the world’s leading producers of high value-added speciality vegetable oils and fats solutions. These oils and fats solutions are characterized by a high level of technological content and innovation. AAK`s solutions are used as substitute for butter-fat and cocoa butter, trans-free and low saturated solutions but also addressing other needs of our customers. AAK has production facilities in Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. Further AAK has also toll manufacturing operations in Russia and Malaysia. The company is organized in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate and Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. AAK’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, within the Large Cap segment. Further information on AAK can be found on the company’s website


Nets Holding A/S (”Nets”) hereby announces a cash offer to the shareholders of DIBS Payment Services AB (publ) (”DIBS” or the "Company”) (the "Offer"). The Company's shares are admitted to trading on NASDAQ OMX First North in Stockholm, Sweden. Summary · Nets offers SEK 82.50 per share in DIBS · The offer represents a premium of 45 per cent compared to the closing share price on 28 October 2014, i.e. the last trading day before the announcement of the Offer, of SEK 57.00 · Three of the largest shareholders in DIBS, Mr. Staffan Persson, Mr. Christoffer Häggblom and Mr. Thord Wilkne, representing in aggregate 28.2 per cent of the shares and votes in the Company, have subject to certain conditions being fulfilled, undertaken to accept the Offer · The acceptance period is expected to commence around 7 November 2014, and end around 15 December 2014. Settlement is expected to begin around 22 December 2014 Nets recognises DIBS’s dedication to serving its customers through constant innovation in products and services.  DIBS has also built an important network of partners over the years, one that is critical to the success of the Company.  Nets strongly commits to the development of DIBS’s offering, with the goal of actively enhancing its value proposition to its customers and partners. “We strongly believe a combination of Nets and DIBS will create a successful provider of high quality merchant services solutions to our combined customers”, says Bo Nilsson, Chief Executive Officer of Nets. Background and reasons for the Offer DIBS is an online payment provider with a history as pioneers in the industry. DIBS offers a wide range of online payment solutions to online shops and handles the online payments of more than 15,000 merchants. Nets views DIBS as a focused, well-performing and innovative organisation and looks to build on these strong capabilities. Nets values highly the employees and management team of DIBS, and the results that they have achieved in growing the Company over time.  As a result, Nets looks forward to working together with DIBS’s management and employees in further developing the business.   The Offer Nets offers SEK 82.50 in cash per share in the Company. The Offer values the entire share capital in DIBS to SEK 790,350,000[1] (http://#_ftn1). No commission will be charged in connection with the Offer. In the event that the Company should pay any dividend or make any other value transfer prior to the settlement of the Offer, the price per share in the Offer will be reduced correspondingly. The Offer does not include the warrants (Sw. teckningsoptioner) issued in May 2012 with series 2012/15 as part of the Company’s incentive programs for employees. Outside of the Offer, Nets will provide reasonable treatment towards the participants in this warrant program. The Offer represents a premium of: · 45 per cent compared to the closing share price on 28 October 2014, i.e. the last trading day before the announcement of the Offer, of SEK 57.00; · 43 per cent compared to the volume-weighted average share price during the last three months prior to 28 October 2014 of SEK 57.70; and · 24 per cent compared to the highest closing share price during the last twelve months of SEK 66.75. Undertakings from larger shareholders Three of the largest shareholders of the Company, Mr. Staffan Persson, Mr. Christoffer Häggblom and Mr. Thord Wilkne, representing in aggregate 28.2 per cent of the shares and votes in the Company (held directly and/or indirectly by entities controlled by the respective persons), have undertaken to accept the Offer. The undertakings constitute irrevocable commitments by the relevant shareholders to tender their shares in the Offer, provided that such shareholders may (subject to a matching right period vesting with Nets) withdraw their respective undertaking in case a competing offer is announced prior to (i) all regulatory approvals necessary for completion of the Offer having been obtained and (ii) the Offer being declared unconditional, and such competing offer is made at a price of at least SEK 91 per share. If such competing offer is matched by Nets, any subsequent competing offer must represent at least a 10 percent higher price to the shareholders of the Company than the revised Offer (and as revised from time to time). Nets shareholding in the Company Neither Nets nor any of its subsidiaries do currently hold or control any shares in the Company or any other financial instrument in the Company that entail a financial exposure comparable with shares in the Company. Furthermore, neither Nets nor any of its subsidiaries have acquired any shares in the Company during the last six months prior to the announcement of the Offer. Conditions for the Offer Completion of the Offer is conditional upon: 1. the Offer being accepted to such an extent that Nets becomes the owner of shares representing more than 90 per cent of the shares in the Company on a fully diluted basis; 2. no other party announcing an offer to acquire shares in the Company on terms that are more favourable to the shareholders of the Company than those of the Offer; 3. all regulatory, governmental or similar clearances, approvals, decisions and other actions from authorities or similar, necessary for the Offer and the acquisition of the Company, being obtained, in each case on terms which, in Nets' opinion, are acceptable; 4. neither the Offer nor the acquisition of DIBS being rendered wholly or partially impossible or significantly impeded as a result of legislation or other regulation, any decision of court or public authority, or any similar circumstance, which is actual or can be anticipated, and which Nets could not reasonably have foreseen at the time of announcement of the Offer; 5. no circumstances, which Nets did not have knowledge of at the time of announcement of the Offer, having occurred that have or can be expected to have a material adverse effect upon the Company's sales, results, liquidity, solidity, equity or assets; 6. no information made public by the Company or disclosed by the Company to Nets being inaccurate, incomplete or misleading in any material respects, and the Company having made public all information which should have been made public; and 7. the Company not taking any measures that are likely to impair the prerequisites for making or implementing the Offer. Nets reserves the right to withdraw the Offer in the event that it can be established that any of the above conditions is not satisfied or cannot be satisfied. However, with regard to conditions 2-7, the Offer may only be withdrawn where the non-satisfaction of such condition is of material importance to Nets' acquisition of the Company or if otherwise approved by the Swedish Securities Council. Nets reserves the right to waive, in whole or in part, one, several or all of the conditions above, including with respect to condition 1, to complete the Offer at a lower level of acceptance.   Financing of the Offer Nets will finance the Offer through external financing. As of today, the relevant external financing has been secured through a combination of available and committed loan facilities and no further substantive conditions to draw down of funds during the time period relevant for the Offer apply. Due diligence Nets has, in connection with the preparations for the Offer, conducted a limited confirmatory due diligence review of the Company. DIBS has confirmed that no information which has not previously been published, and which can reasonably be expected to affect the price of the Company's securities, has been disclosed to Nets during the course of the due diligence process. Nets in brief Nets connects banks, businesses, merchants and consumers via an international network, which facilitates the exchange of digital payments, identities and information – called ‘digital values’. Founded in 1968, Nets has a strong history of securely handling payments transactions. Nets’ activities include interbank clearing, terminal and PSP services, direct debit, credit transfers, e-invoicing, e-archiving, national e-identity solutions and card acquirer and issuer payment processing. Nets operates the domestic schemes of Dankort, BankAxept, Betalingsservice, AvtaleGiro, NemID and BankID and is active in card acquiring through its subsidiary Teller. Nets was established in 2010 when Danish PBS Holding A/S (owner of PBS and PBS International) and Norwegian Nordito AS (owner of BBS and Teller) merged into a new, common group. Nets works towards the vision of creating the future of digital values. Reflecting this, the company provides a comprehensive choice of services covering: Financial Services, Sector Services, and Merchant Services. Nets has 2,450 employees in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia. Find out more at Nets is a limited liability company incorporated in Denmark, registered under number (CVR) 27225993, with its registered seat at Lautrupbjerg 10, 2750 Ballerup and with its principal office at Lautrupbjerg 10, DK-2750 Ballerup, Denmark. Nets sole shareholder is Nassa A/S, which in turn is ultimately controlled by Advent Funds, Bain Funds and ATP Funds. Indicative time plan The acceptance period for the Offer is expected to commence around 7 November 2014, and end around 15 December 2014[2] (http://#_ftn2). An offer document regarding the Offer is expected to be made public in conjunction with the commencement of the acceptance period. Settlement will begin as soon as Nets has announced that the conditions for the Offer have been satisfied or that Nets has otherwise resolved to complete the Offer. Assuming that such an announcement is made no later than around 17 December 2014, settlement is expected to begin around 22 December 2014. Nets reserves the right to extend the acceptance period for the Offer, as well as the right to postpone settlement. The acquisition of the Company requires the approval by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. While relevant and necessary approvals (as applicable) are expected to be received prior to the end of the acceptance period set forth above, there can be no assurance regarding the timing or receipt of the approvals. Redemption and de-listing As soon as possible after Nets becomes the owner of shares representing more than 90 per cent of the outstanding shares in the Company, Nets intends to commence a compulsory acquisition procedure under the Swedish Companies Act (Sw. aktiebolagslagen (2005.551)) to acquire all remaining shares in the Company. In connection therewith, Nets intends to promote a de-listing of the Company's shares from NASDAQ OMX First North in Stockholm. Applicable law and disputes The Offer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Sweden. The Takeover Rules for certain trading platforms issued by the Swedish Corporate Governance Board (Sw. Kollegiet for svensk bolagsstyrning), and the Swedish Securities Council's rulings regarding the interpretation and application of the Takeover Rules, including, where applicable, the Swedish Securities Council's interpretation and application of the formerly applicable Rules on Public Offers for the Acquisition of Shares traded at Trading Platforms issued by the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee (Sw. Näringslivets Börskommitté), apply in relation to the Offer. The courts of Sweden shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Offer and the City Court of Stockholm shall be the court of first instance. Advisors Nets has engaged Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) as financial advisor. Bird & Bird acts as legal advisors in connection with the transaction. Kastell Advokatbyrå has been engaged by Nets as legal advisor in respect of antitrust matters. Further information For further information about Nets and the public cash offer for the shares of the Company, please see For media quires, please contact:Press manager at Nets on+45 294 82646   This press release was submitted for publication on 29 October 2014 at 08.30 (CET). Important notice This is a translation of the original Swedish language press release. In the event of discrepancies, the original Swedish wording shall prevail. Offer restrictions The Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Offer requires that any additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish law. This press release and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being published in or distributed in or to and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa or any other country in which doing so would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any applicable law or regulation (the "Restricted Jurisdiction"). Any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by Nets. Any purported acceptance of the Offer resulting from a direct or indirect violation of these restrictions may be disregarded. The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the Internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or of any facility of national security exchange, and the Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within, any Restricted Jurisdiction. Accordingly, this press release and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being and should not be sent, mailed or otherwise distributed or forwarded in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction. Nets will not deliver any consideration under the Offer in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction. This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in any Restricted Jurisdiction. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in any Restricted Jurisdiction must not forward this press release or any documentation relating to the Offer to such persons. Forward-looking statements Statements in this press release relating to future status or circumstances, including statements regarding future results, growth and other projections regarding development and the other benefits of the Offer, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as "anticipates", "intends", "expects", "believes", or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of Nets. Any such forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date on which they are announced. Except as required by the Takeover Rules or applicable law or regulations, Nets expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to publicly announce updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect any change in expectations with regards thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which such statement is based, The reader should, however, consult any additional disclosures that Nets or the Company has made or may make. Special notice to shareholders in the United States The Offer described in this announcement is subject to the laws of Sweden. It is important for US securities holders to be aware that this document is subject to disclosure and takeover rules and regulations in Sweden that are different from those in the United States. The Offer is made in the United States in compliance with Section 14(e) of, and Regulation 14E under, the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), subject to the exemptions provided by Rule 14d-1(d) under the Exchange Act and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Swedish law. Accordingly, the Offer is subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to withdrawal rights, the Offer timetable, settlement procedures and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under US domestic tender offer procedures and laws. NEITHER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THIS OFFER, PASSED UPON THE FAIRNESS OR MERITS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR DETERMINED WHETHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN THE UNITED STATES. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://#_ftnref1) Based on 9,580,000 shares carrying equal voting rights, being the number of shares currently outstanding [2] (http://#_ftnref2) DIBS is the holder of regulatory permit issued by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority ("SFSA") to act as an electronic money institution. The rules governing such permits provide for an ownership approval process before a new owner can acquire ten per cent or more of the shares in such institution. Following this announcement, Nets will procure that an application for such approval is submitted to the SFSA. Given DIBS' limited use of the said permit, Nets has reason to believe that approval will be obtained from the SFSA within the acceptance period of the Offer. 

Saab to deliver new underwater capability to the US Underwater Hazardous Device Teams

The aim of this project is to deliver to the UHDT an increased capability that will tackle the growing threat from Improvised Explosive Devices in the US domestic maritime domain. The WBIEDROV will tackle the challenging underwater environment of the ship’s hull and jetty search and be able to defeat the IED in situations while maintaining station in a current. Saab has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of underwater vehicles for both the military and commercial markets. “This is a perfect example of how Saab combines military and commercial technology already in place within Saab to develop new products. We hope to follow the huge strides that have been made on land in the area of Remote IED Disposal over the past ten years and to address the problem of underwater security. This is a significant challenge, but de-risking the maritime IED threat is an essential task, says Agneta Kammeby, Head of Saab’s business unit Underwater Systems. “This is a great example of Saab’s ability to leverage the advanced technology and high competence providing leading edge capabilities and solutions to our U.S. Defenders”, concludes Lars Borgwing, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC. For further information, please contact:Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018; Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defense to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC. (SDAS) delivers advanced technology and systems to United States’ armed forces and other government agencies. Headquartered in Sterling Virginia, the company has business units and local employees in four states. SDAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saab Group.

Millicom Foundation launches to support digital innovators in emerging markets

Wednesday 29 October 2014 – International telecoms and media company Millicom launches the Millicom Foundation today. The independent foundation will support local digital innovators to build a movement of digital changemakers across Latin America and Africa. In addition to its annual $10 million budget, the Millicom Foundation will support social innovators with business advice, technological support and mentoring from Millicom’s employees. Led by Executive Director and social entrepreneur Till Behnke, the Foundation will identify innovative ideas and solutions through the Digital Changemakers Award running initially in eleven of its African and Latin American markets. To mark the launch, new Millicom Foundation Trustees Peter Eigen (Founder of Transparency International) and Ory Okolloh (Founder of Ushahidi and now Director of Investments for Omidyar Network’s Government Transparency initiative in Africa) will participate in a Google Hangout discussion with Paraguay’s on-the-ground project manager, Camila Varela Paciello. Media are invited to watch the discussion live starting at 13:00 GMT today. Millicom CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht said: “This independent foundation is a part of our commitment to create a digital lifestyle for everyone. It will do more than just provide cash for ambitious social startups– it will support digital innovators to grow their ideas and scale them across markets.” Ory Okolloh commented: “What makes this initiative different from other corporate CSR programmes is that there is a genuine desire to move beyond just awarding prizes to start-ups. The Millicom Foundation wants to see the entrepreneurs through to success and allow them to scale their businesses.” Peter Eigen said: “Technology is critical to the promotion of open societies in Africa and Latin America. The social innovators supported by the Millicom Foundation will empower people on both continents.” Millicom has an impressive track record of bringing local ideas to life in Latin America and Africa. In Tanzania, Millicom worked alongside UNICEF and the local community to establish a mobile registration system for new born babies. In Paraguay, Millicom rolled out its telecentros scheme to bring digital tools to children in schools. 


-To own an electronics development and manufacturing company is not within the revised strategy of Q-Free. Furthermore, we believe that Noca and Simpro together will form a stronger unit, than each of the players on a stand-alone basis. Q-Free will remain a customer of Noca and Simpro. We thank the Noca employees for their contribution to Q-Free and wish the company and our former employees all the best in this next phase for Noca, comments CEO of Q-Free, Thomas Falck. -Simpro sees this assignment as part of our growth strategy and to achieve the goal of becoming the preferred supplier of electronics manufacturing and electro-mechanical assembly in both the region and elsewhere. The total market potential after the assignment will be significantly larger than the current revenues for the respective companies indicates, and one will be able to take on more complex and comprehensive projects for both new and existing customers in order to meet the tough competition we experience from low-cost countries, says Erik Dragset, CEO of Simpro. Please see the enclosed material for additional information in accordance with Section 3.4 of Continuing Obligations for companies listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. For further information, please contact: CEO Thomas Falck, cell: +47 468 00 767 CFO Roar Østbø, cell: +47 932 45 175 About Q-Free: Q-Free is a leading global supplier of products and solutions within Road User Charging and Advanced Transportation Management Systems. The Q-Free Group has after the closing of the Noca transaction approximately 400 employees with offices in 17 countries and presence on all continents. The Q-Free head office is in Trondheim, Norway. Q-Free is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker QFR. www.q-free.comTwitter: @Q-FreeASA About Noca: Noca AS was established in 1986, and is a modern supplier of products and solutions within electronics manufacturing and electronic-mechanical assembly to high tech companies. Noca has 45 employees and is located in Trondheim. About Simpro: Simpro is one of the leading Electro Manufacturing Services (EMS) suppliers of high reliability electronics and electro-mechanics for harsh environments. With core competence within radio, ATEX and subsea, Simpro offer the full range from prototypes to volume production with complete assembly, and can be your production partner through the whole value chain from design and development, via industrialisation to production and test - with core focus on the Offshore, Defense, MedTec and Industry segments. Simpro has 52 employees and is located at Løkken Verk.

AlphaGen Securities selects award-winning Orc Flow Control for risk management needs

“We are pleased to be integrating Orc Flow Control into our risk management capabilities,” said Mike Maloney, Risk Manager at AlphaGen Securities. “We have traders pursuing complex trading opportunities in multiple asset classes and the advanced and innovative functionality of Orc Flow Control meets all of our regulatory and internal demands.” Orc Flow Control provides comprehensive multi-market pre-trade risk controls designed to meet common regulatory frameworks. From a single user interface, brokers can set up limits and monitor trading activity in real time for all participants across all markets. The application includes limits based on theoretical values, allowing firms to control order flow based on various market scenarios. “We are excited to partner with AlphaGen Securities on their compliance and risk management needs,” said Jesper Alfredsson, Chief Strategy Officer, Orc Group. “We’ve spent the past year enhancing our platform for both our trading and brokerage customers. We are pleased to see our solutions help them grow their business.” Orc Flow Control was selected “Best New Product for Risk Management of the year” at the 2014 FOW Awards for Asia on September 25, 2014 in Singapore. Since its launch in 2013, it has been successfully deployed in production across major markets in APAC, EMEA and the Americas. About OrcOrc is the global market leader in trading technology for listed derivatives. Building on our commitment to long term partnerships and technology innovation that delivers results, Orc serves the trading and electronic execution needs of clients worldwide.Leading trading firms, market makers, banks and brokers depend on Orc to provide robust solutions that deliver concrete value, ensuring that they achieve their business goals in the world’s increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. With nearly 200 customer sites in more than 30 countries, access to over 150 trading venues and offices in each of the world’s key financial centers, we offer true global capabilities. Combining our technology and financial industry expertise, including a solid understanding of regulatory issues, Orc also provides expert advice and services that help reduce complexity and cost, while enabling clients to stay focused on value creation in their core businesses. Orc is owned by Orc Group Holding AB which in turn is owned mainly by Nordic Capital Fund VII. For further information, please contact:Jeremie Bacon, President Americas, Orc, Tel: +312 541 4500, email: jeremie.bacon@orc-group.comJessica Titlebaum, Marketing Director, Americas, Orc, Tel: +312 541 4181, email: