Picture My World Gives Interior Designers a Secret Weapon: Wall Murals

Bespoke wallpaper mural company Picture My World (http://picturemyworld.co.uk/about-us) is giving interior designers a secret weapon to wow their clients – the chance to transform a child’s bedroom with just one purchase.  Vibrant wall murals enable interior designers to forgo the hassle of wallpaper, paint and vinyl wall stickers and are no doubt more impressive.  Contemporary, effective and easy to apply, choose from a range of designs from professional artists or the revolutionary digital upload to create a one-of-a-kind design. Picture My World enables designers to create their own hand drawn designs (http://picturemyworld.co.uk/bespoke-murals) and digitally upload them for the customer to see. The company already works with a wide range of global artists and illustrators whose artwork is highly esteemed, gracing children’s books, games, wrapping paper, toys and cards. Working in tandem with children and parents, the company suggests images and designs to encapsulate every child ensuring that every taste is catered to. Nevertheless, the mural experts also offer a bespoke service, allowing people to create their very own mural design.  Interior designers can simply click the ‘upload your own’ tab and select their own image, whether it be a personal client photograph or a unique hand drawn or digitally rendered design. The only requirement is that images are above 100 DPI in order to be printed to the desired high quality. Designers need simply measure the dimensions of the area where they wish to position the mural at its highest and widest point, allowing a margin of error by adding extra to the measurement in the event of wall irregularities. The image can then be uploaded and further resized or cropped to create the desired effect. Once the wallpaper mural has been created, interior designers can easily apply the murals, which arrive in numbered pre-pasted strips, effortlessly into place with an application of water. Re-positioning is effortless, as strips can be peeled back with the help of warm water. For those longing to see the overall impact of the design before purchase, designers can even create a room shot to gauge the appearance of the finished product. For a truly individualised appeal, murals can be further customised with text, photographs and artwork applied for a personalised touch. Michelle Hayman from Picture My World said, “Although Picture My World provides a huge variety of inspirational and unique designs, it’s also a great environment for designers who have something innovative and creative to contribute. Wallpaper murals tick all of the boxes and the latest digital developments mean that people can create child-friendly, functional and aesthetically pleasing works that meet the requirements of the space and the people using it. We are really excited about the latest developments and people in the interior design industry will flock to use the service.” The option to completely custom make designs means that every environment pertaining to children can immediately be turned into a lively, fun space. Suitable for schools who may require educational, informative murals, hospitals who may seek out harmonious, soothing designs and nurseries that long to create a tactile, stimulating experience – Picture My World has it all. The process connects those looking for special and exceptional high quality designs with those who can artfully and expertly produce them. Ms Hayman added, “We put home owners, business managers and interior designers in control, to create their very own designs to compliment the space they are working on.” To find out more about Picture My World and its range of children’s murals for homes, schools, nurseries and hospitals, please visit: http://picturemyworld.co.uk/

Wood costs for hardwood pulp-producing mills have declined in 2014, while softwood pulp manufacturers have seen stable costs

Seattle, USA. The costs of hardwood fiber for the manufacturing of pulp have trended downward for over three years. The global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI), which tracks prices for pulplogs and wood chips in 14 regions around the world, reached its lowest level since 2009 in the 3Q/14 when it fell to $96.76 per oven-dry metric ton (odmt). The biggest declines in prices from the 2Q/14 occurred in Sweden, Russia, Brazil and Australia mainly as the result of a stronger US dollar. The HFPI index has trended downward for over three years when the all-time high of $117.90/odmt was reached. The largest consumption of hardwood fiber in the world is in Brazil where the pulp production has been on an upward trend for over two decades.  Despite the continued increase in pulp production and the accompanying rise in  wood fiber consumption, prices for Eucalyptus logs have not changed much in Brazilian Real terms, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). In US dollar terms the picture is somewhat different, with prices having fallen as the Brazilian Real has depreciated. The Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI), which tracks global prices of softwood chips and pulplogs, has been fairly steady over the past two years, fluctuating between $98-100/odmt. The major changes in softwood prices in 2014 occurred in sawmill residuals in Western US and Western Canada where prices increased, and in Germany and Brazil where prices have fallen this year. In Western Canada, chip prices have gone up mainly because of higher prices for softwood market pulp (NBSK), to which they often are linked, while recent price increases in Western US have been driven by a rise in the volume of exported chips to Japan. Although wood raw-material costs for the Russian forest industry have not changed much in Ruble terms, the costs in US dollars for pulplogs have fallen dramatically from the 2Q to the 3Q this year because of the weakening Russian currency. Pulpwood prices have come down to levels not seen in more than six years. Currently, both softwood and hardwood pulplog prices are lower in Russia than in any of the 17 other regions covered by the WRQ (www.woodprices.com). Global pulpwood and timber market reporting is included in the 52-page quarterly publication Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The report, which was established in 1988 and has subscribers in over 30 countries, tracks sawlog, pulpwood, lumber and pellet prices, trade and market developments in most key regions around the world. To subscribe to the WRQ, please go to www.woodprices.com

Sales development in November and the fourth quarter 2014

The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 10 percent in local currencies in November 2014 compared to the same month last year. In the fourth quarter of 2014, i.e. during the period 1 September to 30 November, sales including VAT increased by 11 percent in local currencies. Sales including VAT in the fourth quarter converted into SEK amounted to SEK 49,609* m (42,610).Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 42,605* m (36,495). The total number of stores amounted to 3,511 on 30 November 2014 versus 3,132 on 30 November 2013. Percentage sales development for the month of December will be published at 08.00 (CET) on 15 January 2015. The Full-year Report, covering the period 1 December 2013 – 30 November 2014, will be published at 08.00 (CET) on 28 January 2015. Please note that a new date, 24 March 2015, has been set for theThree-month Report covering the period 1 December 2014 – 28 February 2015 instead of the previously communicated date of 26 March 2015. * The amounts are provisional and have not yet been audited by the company’s auditors: the amounts may deviate slightly from the Full-year Report that will be released on 28 January 2015. Karl-Johan Persson, CEO Contact person: Nils Vinge, IR Manager           +46-8-796 5250 The information in this press release is that which H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) is required to disclose under Sweden’s Securities Market Act. It was released for publication at 08.00 (CET) on 15 December 2014. H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The company’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. In addition to H&M, the Group includes the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday, & Other Stories as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 3,500 stores in 55 markets.In 2013, sales including VAT were approximately SEK 150 billion. The number of employees amounts to more than 116,000.For further information, visit hm.com (http://www.hm.com).

Financing update and restructuring proposal

On 12 December 2014 the Company requested a temporary suspension of the Company's shares and bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange pending discussions concerning amendments to the summons.The discussions concerning the summons were initiated by the Company, which after renewed considerations has concluded that it is necessary to also request a deferral of the interest payments (and not only the amortisation payments) that were due on the Company's bonds on 9 December 2014. Given this and as payment of interest was an integral part thereof, the previous summons and negotiated waiver and deferral terms can no longer be met.“Noreco’s financial situation and outlook has continued to deteriorate due to the significant and continued drop in oil prices, increases in projected operating costs and accelerated retention of cash to cover future abandonment costs,” says Tommy Sundt, CEO of Noreco.It is the Board's view that circumstances now dictate that a swift solution to its financial situation must be sought. The Board has therefore decided to put forward a restructuring proposal as attached to this release for discussion with its stakeholders.“While we continue to pursue opportunities to best preserve values for all stakeholders, we need to accelerate work on an overall financial restructuring,” Tommy Sundt says.As follows from the attached document, the Board’s current assessment is that full conversion of bond debt is necessary to maintain going concern and to create a sustainable solution where values can be best preserved and underlying values realised for all financial stakeholders.The Company is in dialogue with the Nordic Trustee and bondholders' representatives concerning a renewed set of waiver and deferral terms, and has also initiated discussions with Nordic Trustee and bondholders' representatives concerning the Board’s restructuring proposal.For further information on the Company's proposed restructuring terms, as well as detailed information on its financial position, cash flow prognoses and asset considerations, please see the presentation attached hereto. Contact:Silje Christine Augustson, Deputy Chair of the Board. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Tommy Sundt, CEO. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Odd Arne Slettebø, CFO. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Geir Arne Drangeid, IR contact. Tel.: +47 913 10 458Or email: investorrelations@noreco.comThis information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to

Altor to divest its shares in Eltek ASA to Deltronics (Netherlands) B.V.

The consideration offered will be NOK 11.75 per Eltek share (the ‘Offer Price’), which represents a premium of approximately 20.3% to the closing share price of Eltek on Friday 12 December 2014. The Offer Price represents a premium of 35.1% to the closing share price of Eltek on 30 October 2014, the last trading day prior to the announcement from Eltek that it would engage in a process to evaluate future strategic options for the company. Altor acquired a 16.5% stake in Eltek in 2010, and quickly increased its ownership in the company to 32 %.  Over the last four years, the company has experienced substantial strategic and operational improvements. Eltek has exited non-core businesses such as Nera Networks, NeraTel, the Automotive business and the Renewable business. Building on its technology advantage from Telecom, Eltek has stepped up its focus on industrial applications and entered into the rapidly growing Data center market. Financial performance has improved and stabilized, and EBITDA has improved from NOK 276 million in 2010 to NOK 441 million in 2013. The company has also been refinanced, providing the financial resources to restructure and grow its business. “When Altor acquired the first shares in 2010, we saw a company with a unique technology platform, but with strategic and financial challenges. It has been a privilege to work with Eltek’s management and Board of Directors over the last four years, seeing the company become an admired leader in the Telecom Power Supply market”, says Hugo Maurstad partner at Altor Equity Partners and board member of Eltek. He continues, “Eltek, with its current focused strategy is a highly attractive complement to Delta’s existing businesses, and I believe they are the right owners to take the company through its next phase of development.” Delta will put forward a recommended voluntary cash offer pursuant to the Norwegian Securities Trading Act for all of the shares in Eltek. The offer is conditioned on customary regulatory approvals.

SKF takes next step in smartifying the industry

Gothenburg, Sweden, 15 December 2014: SKF is continuing its investments in smartifying its maintenance service offering, production and sales processes. As part of the investments, field maintenance engineers, production workers, and SKF sales force members in selected regions will be trained and equipped with smart devices with tailored-made software developed by SKF’s own connectivity team. Integrating SKF’s condition monitoring technologies into mobile devices supports the Group’s focus on asset life cycle management. By providing access to real-time machine performance data in a user-friendly format, customers and maintenance engineers are better able to take informed decisions regarding maintenance activities and increase machine efficiency. Bringing smart devices with production and maintenance apps into SKF’s factories will enable a better, faster and more accurate collection of data and ensure a more collaborative and efficient way of working. Apps that provide warnings and early fault detections in real-time and access to machine calibration routines will help minimise downtime and give operators the tools they need to solve issues instantly. “This is one of the most interesting times to be in the industrial arena. We are truly going through an industrial renaissance. Smart devices have helped us see the SKF world with new eyes and allows us to introduce a whole new way of working to what could be seen as a more traditional type of industry”, says Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO. Commenting on what these developments mean for the industry, he says, “Embracing industrial connectivity is opening up new markets for us. It’s helping us to deliver more value to our customers and increase our revenues. We will continue to embed this technology into our way of working. Technology developers and legislators have a role to play as well, in device development and nurturing industrial activity as a whole. Together, we will be able to increase competitiveness, quality, productivity and growth, unlocking the next industrial revolution.”    SKF has already developed over 35 internal and external apps, with more than 300,000 downloads.  These range from apps that help make field engineers up to 12% more efficient in their work – giving them more time to spend with customers – to bearing calculation and alignment apps that provide direct value to our SKF customers by improving their own productivity. Aktiebolaget SKF       (publ)

Accent-owned San Sac grows further by acquiring Orwak from Tomra

Accent-owned San Sac Group is taking yet another step in consolidating the waste management equipment market. The company has entered into an agreement with Tomra Systems to acquire Tomra Compaction, operating under the Orwak brand. San Sac, together with sister companies ILAB Container and Rubaek, recently merged with EnviroPac. These companies and Orwak complement each other when it comes to products, competence and geography. San Sac, EnviroPac and Orwak have combined sales of approximately SEK 750 million The merger of San Sac and EnviroPac took place in October 2014 with the investment fund Accent Equity 2012 as main owner. Now it’s time for the next step in San Sac’s growth strategy by merging with Orwak.   “Orwak will complement San Sac and EnviroPac with its in-house production of high-quality balers and its international sales organisation,” says Fredrik Jaginder, CEO of the San Sac Group. ”We are convinced that our combined efforts will create a very strong offering to existing and new customers.” San Sac develops and markets waste collection systems with ease-of-use for the public as well as ergonomically sound for the staff that collects and transports the waste. The company is active in Sweden and Denmark. EnviroPac is one of Norway’s leading suppliers of machines and equipment for waste recycling and compacting.   Orwak develops, manufactures and markets a wide product range of balers and briquette presses for renewable material. The company has production in Sävsjö, Sweden and subsidiaries/sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Poland and Japan. In addition, sales go through distributors in some 40 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. ”We are looking forward to take part in creating a complete group of companies within compaction equipment for waste management,” says Stefan Ek, CEO of Orwak. ”We have always considered San Sac and EnviroPac to be very competent colleagues within their respective niches. Together we will create an even stronger offering to both our customers and staff.” For further information, please contact: Fredrik Jaginder, CEO San Sac +46 70 224 30 94 or fredrik.jaginder@sansac.se Carl Fürstenbach, Chairman San Sac +46 70 322 98 99 or carl.furstenbach@accentequity.se Stefan Ek, CEO Orwak +46 70 222 09 04 or stefan.ek@tomra.com

Social Buzzing Fronts Post Recession Young Entrepreneurs Trend

Young entrepreneurship is on the rise, with recent statistics indicating that in the wake of the recession the number of start-ups launched by under-35s has risen by over 70% since 2006. Kings College London graduate Vanessa Whitaker is at the forefront of the trend with a social media management company that sets a new standard for post-university start-ups.  Dynamic, ambitious and always up-to-the-minute, Social Buzzing has quickly emerged as the go-to group for businesses that want to create some noise. Vanessa Whitaker, Founder and Director of Social Buzzing says, “As a young graduate I found the idea of scouring the post-recession job market hugely unappealing. Instead I decided to take the reins and create my own company borne out of a passion for the power of social media.” While comparing pre-recession company formation rates with the latest statistics indicates a noticeable increase across all age groups, the under 35 age bracket demonstrates the sharpest rise in activity. 2006 saw the establishment of 145,104 new start-ups yet in 2013, figures jumped to 247,049. These statistics are backed by existing research which also indicates that Britain’s young entrepreneur scene is on the rise. A recent report published by Santander revealed that over 80,000 British university students currently run a business, with 25% of these young entrepreneurs planning to turn their enterprise into a full time career after they graduate. This desire to run an independent business is largely fuelled by the uncertainty of the post-recession employment market. The statistics show that younger generations are no longer pinning all their hopes on finding the perfect job, they are taking their destiny into their own hands and creating a business around a skill, a passion or a hobby. Social media has changed the face of contemporary business and is now considered an integral part of marketing and advertising campaigns in practically every sector. Social Buzzing is helping businesses harness the potential of social media and use popular platforms to get sales skyrocketing. Specialising in Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn and more, the company creates interesting and engaging content designed to create a buzz.  With offices in Cheshire and London the company is perfectly positioned to provide British businesses with tailor made social media management services. The company is fronted by a team of cherry picked graduates armed with enthusiasm, ambition and a plethora of innovative ideas. All SEO-driven social media marketing campaigns are customised to suit individual clients and encompass a comprehensive range of services. These include social profile creation, management and optimisation, video, image and audio strategy implementation, news and press release campaigns, blog building, reputation management and application development. As more and more young Brits try their hand at entrepreneurship, Social Buzzing stands as an inspirational role model for graduates on the search for post-university success stories. To find out more about Social Buzzing and how the forward thinking start-up is helping British businesses reach their full potential, visit the website: www.SocialBuzzing.co.uk Email: hello@socialbuzzing.co.uk. Tel: 0207 859 4100 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socialbuzzinguk Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialbuzzinguk

The Population Register Centre selected Cybercom

“Service views comprise the most visible product of the national service architecture programme. The programme gathers public services for administrative customers – citizens, companies and other authorities – and a selection of private services in a separate personal service view,” says Janne Viskari, director of the Population Register Centre's Architecture for Digital Services unit, and continues: “Users can quickly and easily search for and use the services they need, review their registration data (personal, vehicle, property data, etc.), communicate with authorities and get reminders or recommendations regarding the use of the services. The service views will be built for mobile devices and larger screens, while focusing on the customer.” “Turning public sector services into digital format is one of the most important development projects in our society. For more than 15 years, Cybercom has offered strong support to digital businesses and the public sector in this development. We are excited to have the chance to build a service which combines the services of the state, municipalities and private service providers into a single service view which all parties can utilise effectively. It makes services easier and their development more cost-efficient. This is an important assignment for us, and further strengthens Cybercom's role as an agile developer of open source code services for the Finnish public administration,” says Petteri Puhakka, managing director of Cybercom Finland. The implementation of the service views is included in the national service architecture (KaPA) programme which creates a functional infrastructure for digital services. The objective of the programme is to make it simpler and easier for citizens to be in contact with companies, associations and authorities. Cybercom will implement application services for agile development associated with the service views project. The national service views will be implemented in 2014–2017. The implementation programme includes projects concerning the service channel, service views, identification, and role and authorisation management. The service channel is a data transfer channel which enables the transfer of data between organisations and makes service development more effective. The production use of the service channel will begin in spring 2015. Through the service views, the personal data of citizens, entrepreneurs and government officials, as well as electronic services, are available in a single location through a single user interface. In the first phase, the view for citizens will be implemented, with its demo to be released in January 2015. Its beta version will be released in autumn 2015. 

MOD awards contract for capital works projects in Scotland

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has announced the appointment of five companies to its most recent framework for the design and build of up to £250 million worth of MOD construction projects inScotland. Under the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme, DIO has awarded contracts for the Framework for Capital Works Projects inScotland– delivering construction works each valued at up to £12 million – to: · Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd · Interserve Construction Ltd · Kier Graham Defence (a Joint Venture between Kier Construction Ltd and John Graham Construction Ltd) · Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd · Miller Construction (UK) Ltd The framework is estimated to be worth between £100m and £250m and will operate for an initial four-year period, with the option to extend by up to a further three years. When project requirements are identified as suitable for delivery through the framework, the five companies will be invited to engage in ‘mini-competitions’, tendering for design & build solutions. The initial construction projects that are likely to be delivered through the Scotland Framework include works at a variety of locations in support of the programmes for Army Basing and for Future Reserves 2020. Leo O’ Shea, Director of Service Delivery for DIO, said: “DIO’s priority is to build a better Defence estate by providing the right buildings in the right places to meet the requirements of military personnel. I am pleased that Scotland’s future Defence construction requirements can now be met through this framework. The Capital Works Framework programme will ensure ongoing competitive tension, better value for money, and will speed up the procurement of projects.” John Jones, the NGEC Capital Works Frameworks project manager, said: “The award of this framework continues the work to provide a consistent procurement process across the Defence Estate that meets the requirements of the Government Construction Strategy and which will bring about efficiencies in terms of cost, design and project delivery.” This is the third DIO Framework contract to be awarded, following the appointments of the National Framework and theEast Midlandsand Eastern England Frameworks last year. The Framework for Capital Works projects inScotlandwill operate alongside the five other regional frameworks and deliver construction projects each up to a value of £12m. The National Framework delivers more complex projects and cross-region programmes each up to a value of £50M. Under the aims of the Government Construction Strategy, the frameworks will introduce use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the nec3 form of contract, adopt prompt payment principles through the use project bank accounts and other initiatives, and incorporate effective performance management, continuous improvement and benchmarking arrangements. The frameworks will be used for the majority of future UK Defence construction projects valued at below £50m. Ends

Vattenfall and Skandia build wind power together

“Vattenfall is investing in renewable energy, and the joint investment with Skandia will allow its expansion in Sweden to take place at a faster rate. That is good for our respective customers, and it’s good for Sweden,” says Magnus Hall, Vattenfall’s CEO. The four wind power projects are Hjuleberg (Falkenberg municipality), Höge Väg (Kristianstad municipality), Juktan (Sorsele municipality) and Högabjär-Kärsås (Falkenberg municipality). The first of these is already in operation and will be handed over to the joint holding company on 1 January 2015. The other wind farms are being built by Vattenfall and will be handed over to the joint company in the first quarter of 2016. “We have been investing increasingly in infrastructure for several years, as that has given gives our customers savers a stable and long-term return. This investment For our customers it is possible to benefit from the investments in the future as well as short term as they can create sustainable value for society at large. Vattenfall is a strong operating partner and wind power is a sector with good growth," says Bengt-Åke Fagerman, Skandia's CEO. The two parties will own equal shares in the joint company. More information on the wind farms:http://corporate.vattenfall.se/om-oss/var-verksamhet/var-elproduktion/vindkraft/pagaende-vindkraftprojekt/ For further information:Alberto Mendez Rebollo, Head of Vattenfall Wind Nordic, +46 (0)8 739 50 10Peter Stedt, Press Secretary Vattenfall Nordic, +46 (0)70 597 73 38Roger Johanson, Skandia’s Head of Infrastructure Investments, +46 (0)8 788 27 46Sara Hägg Liljedal, Information Officer Skandia, +46 (0)8 788 41 63 Press Room including photos: http://www.skandia.se/press About SkandiaSkandia is one of Sweden’s largest independent and customer-controlled bank and insurance groups. We have provided financial security to people for more than 150 years and have a strong tradition of pioneering spirit, product development and social engagement. We create richer lives for people with the aid of solutions in the sectors of savings, pensions, financial security and everyday finances, and by making it easier for them to make wise decisions about their personal finances. We have 2.5 million customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, managed capital of SEK 526 billion and 2,500 employees. Read more on www.skandia.se About VattenfallVattenfall is a Swedish-owned energy company with operations in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Great Britain and Finland. Vattenfall’s vision is to develop a sustainable and broad European energy portfolio and to be among those companies that are leading developments towards an environmentally sustainable energy system.Read more on www.vattenfall.se (http://www.vattenfall.se/sv/privat.htm)

Rovio and Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Grouplaunch Angry Birds soft drinks to millions of consumers in the Russian market

Espoo, Finland -- December 15th, 2014 -- Rovio Entertainment Ltd is proud to announce a significant production and distribution partnership with Baltika Breweries LLC, part of the Carlsberg group and a leader of the Russian beer market. This collaboration will bring four new Angry Birds soft drink flavours - Red, Chuck, Bomb and Minion Pig, to all over Russia, targeting millions of consumers. Baltika Breweries starts producing and distributing four Angry Birds soft drink flavours – Red (tropical taste), Chuck (orange), Bomb (cola taste) and Minion Pig (apple-pear). Angry Birds drinks were launched in Finland in 2011 and in Russia 2012 as an imported product. Baltika was chosen by Rovio because of its market leadership, quality excellence and ability to bring the best products to the consumers. The drinks will be produced by Baltika Breweries under Rovio licence, using ingredient technology which has deserved worldwide recognition. “Russia is strategically a very important market for Rovio. This contract with one of the most prestigious fast moving consumer goods company in Russia will further strengthen Rovio’s local presence.  We believe in potential and aim to operate with key players on various business segments. This is a major step to bring our fun and quirky Angry Birds brand to millions of Russian fans”, said Pekka Rantala Chief Commercial Officer at Rovio. “Carbonated soft drinks are very popular all over the world, including Russia. And we launch the production of Angry Birds drink by the Rovio license to strengthen non-alcoholic beverages portfolio of the company and to give the consumers new interesting drinks”, said Maxim Lazarenko Vice President Marketing at Baltika Breweries. Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile brands in the world and in Russia (data by RBC, 2013). The drinks will feature all new 0,33cl can design and for the first time include Angry Birds award codes that unlock Angry Birds games content. The new Angry Birds drink will be soon available all over Russia in modern and traditional trade. Rovio has become one of the top 10 global entertainment licensors in the world, raising this form of business to new levels in Finnish IP brand export. Rovio has grown its Consumer Products operations to include over 400 licensees with sales in 153 countries and over $2 billion retail value, choosing its partners based on market leadership, quality excellence and ability to bring the best products to Rovio’s fans globally. Rovio has lately announced several important deals in key markets across the globe. In China, Rovio signed a partnership with Alibaba and Shanghai Media Group to introduce Angry Birds Stella to the market and a deal with Gougou Group to open nine Angry Birds attraction parks by 2018. In Brazil, Rovio has partnered with Burger King to bring the Angry Birds brand to restaurants across the country.

Change in Finnair’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board

Finnair Plc Stock Exchange Release 15 December 2014 at 1:45 p.m EET Per Wennberg, nominated to Finnair's Shareholders' Nomination Board by Skagen funds, has decided to resign the Board following the decision of Skagen funds to sell down their shareholding in Finnair. Skagen funds was one of the three largest shareholders of Finnair. According the rules of the Shareholders’ Nomination Board, the shareholder eligible to appoint the succeeding member to Mr. Wennberg is the fourth largest shareholder of Finnair Plc as of the first weekday in September 2014 based on the registered holdings in Finnair's shareholder register. The fourth largest shareholder was Ilmarinen, who has nominated Managing Director Harri Sailas to the Shareholders’ Nomination Board. The other members of the Board are Eero Heliövaara, Director General of the Government Ownership Steering Department, Prime Minister's Office (Chairman); Robin Backman, Portfolio Manager, KEVA; and Klaus Heinemann, Chairman of Finnair's Board of Directors. The purpose and task of the Nomination Board is to prepare and present a proposal to the Annual General Meeting on the number of the members of the Board of Directors, on the members of the Board of Directors as well as on their remuneration. In addition, the Nomination Board is responsible for identifying candidates as potential board members. The now appointed Nomination Board will forward its proposals for the Annual General Meeting to Finnair's Board of Directors by 31 January 2015. More information on the Shareholders’ Nomination Board is available at http://www.finnairgroup.com/governance/governance_4.html

Fund Advisers Announce Departure of Managing Director, Spencer Lodge

Fund Advisers’ Managing Director, Spencer Lodge, is set to leave the company to pursue a number of new projects and focus on his other investments. After setting up the business and enjoying incredible success, culminating with 50% growth in the last year alone, Mr Lodge will depart, leaving Fund Advisers in the capable hands of Danielle Suchley and the rest of the management team, as was always the long-term strategy for the future of the company. Spencer will have no further involvement in the operation of Fund Advisers – but he assures clients that nothing will change. His protégée, Danielle, has worked alongside Spencer for many years, and the plan was always to help her create a leadership team that would take the business forward after Spencer’s planned departure. With the highly qualified salesforce, a core of experienced financial services professionals and a talented management team at the helm, clients will continue to benefit from the class-leading services and best-of-breed discretionary fund management. In an interview discussing his announcement, Spencer says, “My plan from the beginning was always to set up a business on firm foundations and then hand over the reins to a focused, dedicated and talented leadership team who could take it to a new level. My own history is filled with startups; I have opened and developed financial services businesses in many countries across the world, and I enjoy laying the groundwork for these ventures immensely – especially in the case of Fund Advisers. Now the time has come for me to move on and focus on new projects, and I am convinced that the team, headed up by Danielle, will do great things in 2015 and beyond.” Spencer leaves the company in great shape. Fund Advisers has grown significantly in recent years; the business now boasts 80 members of staff across three locations – Dubai, South Africa and Russia. There has been a 50% growth in business and new clients in the last year alone, and the company recently took on ‘Sales Commando’ Doug Tucker to help drive business forward. Spencer is looking forward to focusing on some of his own projects, moving out of international financial services after 20 years. He will pursue his commercial interests and already has a number of exciting ventures in the pipeline. Spencer adds, “I have many projects I am working on and I am very excited about one in particular, that I’d love to share with you today – unfortunately for various reasons, I can’t give too much away at this moment, but please watch this space!” To watch the full interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtmheEcOvhI) with Spencer, visit the link. To keep up with his new projects on Twitter, follow him at @spencerlodge. For more information about Fund Advisers, please visit the website: http://www.fund-advisers.com/ 

Fotkaplus Photo Packages Present the Perfect Christmas Gift

State of the art Edinburgh-based photography company Fotkaplus (http://www.fotkaplus.co.uk/our-team/) is offering the perfect present this Christmas. Catering to a range of photography genres, the company captures clients’ most memorable moments. Ideal for families, couples, newborns, corporate clients and single ladies looking for a revolutionary makeover experience, Fotkaplus’s stunning shoots bring a range of milestones to life. Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, the company has photographed the treasured memories of an endless selection of clients including Lana Elaine Fraser, the winner of the Miss Edinburgh Galaxy title. Miss Fraser embarked on a photoshoot with Fotkaplus to update her modelling portfolio and sent the pictures to the Miss Edinburgh City pageant - which she promptly won. Ladies looking to boost their modelling portfolios or enjoy a pampering day can opt for the makeover experience (http://www.fotkaplus.co.uk/services/makeover-pamper-package/) designed to make clients feel like celebrities. As the company’s most popular package, women are treated to a range of elitist yet friendly services including make-up artists, stylists and photographers to capture their photogenic side. Combining mini facials, manicures, professional make-up application, an array of extravagant outfits and the opportunity to indulge with a glass of champagne, customers can feel a million dollars as the camera creates memories to last forever – it’s the perfect gift. Families opting for a Christmas commemoration can select the family/social package for a fun shoot that captures family chemistry. The 2 hour photo session can take place in the Fotkaplus studio or on location for snaps that will stand the test of time. New parents can also celebrate the birth of their latest addition with a shoot designed with baby in mind in a calm and safe environment. Corporate clients who require professional photographs and pregnant mothers who want to proudly display their bumps on camera can also sit or stand for studio or location shoots. Blushing newlyweds can remember their special day forever with an assortment of photographs that depict the love, passion and romance of the union. As well as the range of shoots available, users can also opt to have grainy old photographs restored to add some much needed love to their special albums. Pavel Tamm, Studio Manager said, “At Fotka, we love what we do. We are passionate about photography and aim to please our clients. Every client has a different objective in mind; some clients want to capture a special period in their lives, others are single women who want to feel special and glamorous for a day. Professional models come in to add to their portfolios and companies looking for professional headshots stop by too. We’ve never had a bad review and that’s because we put our all into making our clients happy and help them to enjoy the experience. We take photos of moments that people want to remember; the milestones and transformations in their lives.” Having opened in December 2013, Fotka has gone from strength to strength and continues to add happy clients to their books. Seeking to push their success into 2015, Fotka can produce photographs and experiences for the perfect Christmas gift. To find out more about Fotka’s range of photography packages visit www.fotkaplus.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/Fotkaplus

Newly formed Oxfordshire-based company, Formula One Hospitality Ltd, brings you The Club

Based in the heart of the action right by the BRDC clubhouse, The Club's first floor suites offer breathtaking views of the cars and bikes under full throttle around Woodcote Corner and the down the National start/finish straight. Plus a unique part-covered balcony so guests can enjoy the view in the dry or the shade, or the sun or the rain, depending on what the great British weather has to offer on the day. Guests can also take advantage of grandstand seating at the Wellington straight.2015 British Formula 1 Grand Prix packages, including a champagne reception, open bar and an exclusive menu designed by Fellow Master Chef Steve Saunders start from just £195 per person.The Club has partnered up with both Aynhoe Park and iZone Driver Performance. The exclusive Aynhoe Park offers an unforgettable location for your stay, as well as the opportunity to fly from the park to the Silverstone Circuit. iZone Driver Performance, co-founded by the very successful Andy Priaulx and John Pratt, has assisted BTCC star Tom Onslow-Cole and Works Lotus GT driver Johnny Mowlem. Start by testing yourself on the Cardiowall, Neurotracker and work your way up to the state of the art driver simulators driving virtually any car on the circuit of your choice be it a Le Mans winning D Type Jaguar or Lewis Hamilton's 2015 Mercedes.Formula One Hospitality Ltd combines Trina Murray-Hundley's extensive events and production experience including I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, Richard & Judy, Saturday Night Takeway, This Morning and The BRITS with husband David Murray-Hundley's no holds barred approach to business and undeniable passion for Motorsport to bring you the best of Silverstone's thrills and spills.Other packages on offer include the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, Silverstone Classic, 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Aston Martin Owners Club and many more.Not all hospitality has to be corporate.******2015 British Formula 1 Grand Prix Early Bird Offer:Book a weekend 2015 British Grand Prix package by Christmas 2014 and joy us on the Friday free of charge! Minimum booking 5 people.*****Go to:www.formulaonehospitality.cowww.theclubsilverstone.co

Com Hem publishes prospectus and lists notes on Nasdaq Stockholm

In connection with the issue of the Notes, the Board of Directors of the Issuer has prepared a prospectus for the listing of the Notes for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm. The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) has today announced that it has approved the prospectus. An application to register the Notes for trading at Nasdaq Stockholm has been submitted and the first day for trading in the Notes is estimated to December 16th, 2014. The prospectus is available on the websites of Com Hem (www.comhemgroup.com) and the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (www.fi.se). Notes to the editors: For more information see press release from October 23, 2014: Com Hem announces the issue of SEK 2,500,000,000 senior secured notes (http://www.comhemgroup.se/en/2014/10/23/com-hem-announces-the-issue-of-sek-2500000000-senior-secured-notes/) For queries, please contact: InvestorsCarolina Haglund Strömlid, Head of Investor RelationsTel: +46(0)708 80 71 73Investor.relations@comhem.com PressFredrik Hallstan, Head of PRTel: +46(0)761 15 38 30press@comhem.com DisclaimerThe securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Com Hem Holding AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 14:30 CET on December 15, 2014. Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “will,” “may,” "continue," “should” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although Com Hem believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice. About Com HemCom Hem is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of television, high-speed broadband and fixed-telephony. Approximately 39%, 1.85 million, of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers attractively priced, high-quality services for television, high-speed broadband, fixed-telephony and has a competitive B2B-offer of broadband and telephony services. Com Hem was established in 1983, has approximately 1,000 employees and its head office in Stockholm. Operations are run through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and ITUX Communication AB. Com Hem’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit: www.comhemgroup.com.

Zinzino AB (public limited liability company) acquires BioActive Foods AS – increased control enables continued growth and expansion

BioActive Foods is a Norwegian knowledge-based company with solid experience of product development in the field of health and food supplements. The company has worked with Zinzino to develop, research and design Zinzino’s Balance range. BioActive Foods’ projected turnover for 2014 is NOK 40 million with a profit of NOK 3 million. With the acquisition of 85 per cent of Faun Pharma AS earlier this year, Zinzino now controls the entire chain for the unique products in the Zinzino Food product line – from testing to production and sales.‘In the past few years, Zinzino has experienced strong growth and rapid expansion in terms of both new markets and new products. Increased ownership of BioActive Foods AS secures access to products, research expertise and production of goods for Zinzino Food’, said Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO of Zinzino AB. The transaction will create positive synergies throughout the chain from production to end users. In the long run, Zinzino also anticipates that its ownership of BioActive Foods AS will generate lower purchase prices which will guarantee better gross profit margins and thereby greater net earnings.‘It is important to be constantly finding new and more effective ways of working. The fact that we now have even greater control over the various components of our product range is of course an important step on the way to achieving our ambitious goals for expansion into new markets and a high level of growth in customer numbers. This means that we can offer our customers even better products at a better price’, said Dag Bergheim Pettersen. Zinzino has paid for the acquisition of BioActive Foods with a combination of cash and newly-issued Zinzino shares. 892,000 Zinzino shares have been issued in conjunction with the acquisition, which represents a dilution of 3.2 per cent. BioActive currently carries out 30,000 blood tests per year and has to date analysed 75,000 tests for Zinzino customers. These tests include a measurement of the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body. Researchers at the company have developed products based on fish oils and olive oils that help the body adjust the fatty acid balance between omega-3 and omega-6. The company was set up in 2007 and is based in Oslo. See www.1life63.com. For further information please contact:Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO, Zinzino, tel: +47 (0) 93 22 57 00Fredrik Nielsen, CFO, Zinzino, tel: +46 (0) 707 900 174Images for free publication – contact: Anders Ekhammar, tel: +46 (0) 707 462 579, www.zinzino.se Zinzino AB (publ.) is a leading direct sales company represented in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Poland, the Netherlands and the United States. Zinzino promotes and sells functional food and coffee. The functional food product line consists of the oil, shake, test and capsules in the Balance range. The coffee product line consists of espresso machines, coffee, tea and accessories. The business is characterised by high quality, proximity to the customer, and a focus on active product development. The products are marketed via direct sales. Zinzino is a public limited liability company and its shares are listed on Nasdaq First North. The company has 60 employees with its head office in Gothenburg and an additional office in Florida, USA. The company also owns a production company, Faun Pharma AS, which has 30 employees and is located in Vestby outside Oslo, Norway.

PROTECT Centre’s VIBRANT approach to cyber security skills

Following a National Audit Office landscape review on the UK cyber security strategy, published in February 2013, which identified a shortage of cyber security skills as a key challenge, the HEA and BIS invited proposals for innovative projects by higher education institutions and College Based Higher Education Providers in the UK that would improve cyber security teaching and learning. The four institutions funded, which also include Newcastle College, Birmingham City University and Edge Hill University, will use the funding to develop individual projects that will help improve the skills of graduates, address the shortage of cyber security skills and future proof the country’s IT sector, making it more resilient to possible cyber-attacks. The PROTECT Research Centre provides a range of expertise, solutions, and services that target industries working in the area of critical infrastructures. VIBRANT will develop a platform for simulating real-world security situations and problems, to enhance the practice side of existing teaching at the Centre which is based at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences . Dr Kashif Kifayat, project leader for VIBRANT and programme leader for BSc Cyber Security commented: “At LJMU we have been involved in cyber security research for around 20 years, and this is now focussed through the PROTECT centre. Our research expertise gives us a strong base for teaching in cyber security, but when we talk to companies and practitioners in cyber security it is obvious how the pace of change in real-world problems and responses create tough challenges for teaching and learning – a skills gap. With this project we can narrow that gap.” Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma'a of the Dean Faculty of Technology and Environment said:  “We are delighted at the Faculty about the success of the bid from such a prestige funding body. The VIBRANT project will be the start in setting up the foundation to be one of the UK leading Cyber Security Learning and Teaching programme.” The VIBRANT project team is led by Dr Kashif Kifayat alongside Dr Bob Askwith, Subject Leader in Networks and Security and co-investigator Professor Qi Shi (Professor in Computer Security and Head of Research) and Dr. David Llewellyn-John (Reader in Network Security). “Employers are worried about whether graduates have sufficient cyber security skills to respond to cyber threats”, explains Karen Fraser, Consultant in Academic Practice (Innovative Pedagogies) at the HEA. “If the UK is to be equipped to respond to cyber threats we need to strengthen the pipeline of cyber talent and help prepare students for entry-level security career opportunities.” Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive of the HEA, said: “The Higher Education Academy is pleased to be able to offer support to higher education providers to develop innovative projects involving strong partnership with businesses that will improve cyber security teaching and learning across the discipline of computing, institution and the sector beyond. The four projects receiving the grants have the potential to do this, thereby helping to improve the skills of graduates, address the shortage of cyber security skills and future proof the country’s IT sector, making it more resilient to possible cyber-attacks.” Stephen Robinson, Managing Director at Xyone Cyber Security, who will be working on the VIBRANT project said: “We are excited to have been approached for our input to the VIBRANT project with LJMU. We strongly believe in partnerships with academic institutions to conduct and utilise education and research to ensure the industry achieves growth, sustainability and closes the current skills gap. “I think that VIBRANT will add true value to the sector in educating LJMU students in how to tackle the issues affecting businesses, as well as the UK economy on a wider scale - particularly around combatting the vulnerabilities that exist within cloud technology. “Part of our relationship with LJMU is to ensure that today’s students leave their courses prepared for work in the cyber security industry; it’s vital for businesses and academics to share knowledge and ideas in how to generate the best research and results in cutting-edge services and products to meet rapidly changing demands. I think the VIBRANT project is a great step in this direction and we are very keen to support the team in meeting their objectives.” The projects are officially launched on 12 December, at a Cabinet Office event for industry, academia and government leaders to highlight how the UK is building skills to boost an increasingly flourishing cyber security sector in the UK. The event, hosted by Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, marks the third anniversary of the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy and follows a report to parliament on progress and forward plans to make the UK one of the safest places to do business online. Further information about the PROTECT Research Centre: http://www.protect-ci.org/

New Online Lingerie Boutique Caters Exclusively For Ladies With Curves

Voluptuous girls are in for a treat with the upcoming launch of a brand new luxury e-boutique retailing a curated collection of lingerie, nightwear and shapewear for C-K cup sized women. Catering to buyers worldwide, Curvy Intimates (http://www.curvyintimates.com/) stocks items from a range of upmarket designers as well as popular midrange brands seen on the high street. The curve friendly website is the first of its kind and is sure to emerge as a mecca for full figured females on the search for style, comfort and unsurpassed choice. Ugo Okonkwo, Founder of CurvyIntimates.com said, “Plain and simple, bustier ladies simply don’t enjoy the luxury of choice when it comes to shopping for lingerie online. I launched Curvy Intimates to fill a gaping hole in the market and offer larger chested ladies an e-boutique where they could browse and buy a stunning selection of products that cater especially to their body shape.” Luxurious, high quality and utterly on-trend, the range of designer brands gives browsers access to a fully stocked boutique lingerie department at their fingertips. Think rich fabrics, immaculate craftsmanship and precious fits that would make any girl feel like a princess. Designers set to grace the site’s inventory include All Undone, Chantelle, Miss Mandalay, Cheekfrills and Harley & Fox. For budget conscious buyers Curvy Intimates offers smalls from a wide selection of midrange brands. Pieces are affordable yet on-trend and ensure that style savvy shoppers can create an up-to-the-minute look without breaking the bank. Key high street brands making an appearance on the site include Curvy Kate, Freya, Fantasie, Elomi, Goddess and Tutti Rouge. Ladies wishing to sculpt, mould and trim will love the site’s cherry picked shapewear range. With a focus on comfort and functionality, Curvy Intimates stocks products sourced exclusively from Miraclesuit and Spanx. The globally recognised brands are undisputed market leaders and can be found in leading department stores all over the world. Curvy Intimates takes the hassle out of shapewear shopping and allows ladies to create a flawless figure with just a few clicks of the mouse. As part of its dedication to variety Curvy Intimates will also retail a range of maternity and nursing garments from leading manufacturers such as Royce Lingerie and HotMilk. Here, mums and mums-to-be can enjoy unsurpassed comfort that doesn’t compromise on style.       In addition to an exquisite collection of garments Curvy Intimates offers browsers a seamless user experience. With its clean aesthetics and easy to navigate page network, shopping for lingerie has never been so enjoyable. Curvy Intimates is scheduled to go live on Monday December 15. The launch comes just in time for the Christmas rush and company reps are expecting to fill an influx of orders from gift givers wanting to wrap up something special for the curvaceous lady in their lives. All UK orders enjoy FREE standard shipping with a spend of £50 or over. To find out more about Curvy Intimates and browse the handpicked collection of lingerie, nightwear and shapewear for C-K cup sized women, visit: www.curvyintimates.com

Annual burglary trends show worrying spike over festive period

The festive period sees residential (http://www.cmskeyholding.co.uk/residential/keyholding-emergency-response/) and commercial (http://www.cmskeyholding.co.uk/commercial/keyholding-emergency-response/) crime rates in the UK soar. A combination of factors come together to see the number of burglaries increase by 20% over the winter months. Insurance claims from residential burglaries also increase by 14%. Throughout the year property crime accounts for 72% of all recorded police time, of which 1 in 5 were burglaries. The reasons for this spike are varied, but it is mainly attributable to a combination of factors: that there are fewer hours of daylight; more properties, whether commercial or residential, are left empty over this period and there is a spike in trade that sees residences and commercial spaces full of expensive goods. Crime to commercial property Stock and goods are the most commonly stolen items from commercial properties. With large retailers of over 50 employees experiencing a much higher rate of crime than those with fewer. Burglars also tend to spend more time in situ when breaking into commercial properties than they do residential. Crime to residential property Residential crimes in contrast tend to be a lot quicker with burglars targeting small valuables such as cash/wallets, jewellery, electronics and drugs/medication. These items are easy to carry out of the property, conceal and carry a high sell-on value. The postcode lottery The location of a residence has a strong correlation on the likelihoods of it falling victim to a burglary. The 2014 study on 3.1 million insurance claims revealed that 7 of the 10 most burgled postcodes are all to be found in Greater London. Top 10 most burgled postcodes in the UK are: 10.      SE27 – West Norwood; Gipsy Hill, London 9.         UB6 – Greenford; Perivale, London 8.         N18 – Upper Edmonton; Edmonton, London 7.         L22 – Waterloo, Liverpool 6.         L18 – Allerton; Mossley Hill, Liverpool 5.         N2 – East Finchley; Fortis Green; Hampstead Garden Suburb, London 4.         RM8 – Dagenham; Becontree; Becontree Heath, London 3.         N10 – Muswell Hill, London 2.         SE24 – Herne Hill; Tulse Hill, London 1.         M21 – Chorlton-cum-Hardy; Barlow Moor, Manchester For more information on property crime and how to better protect property, contact CMS Keyholding (http://www.cmskeyholding.co.uk/christmas-crime-rates/). ENDS

VIP Tour Group Unveils Exclusive 2016 Rio Summer Games Packages

The 2016 Rio Summer Games are fast approaching and America’s leading luxury tour operator is kicking off the countdown with a collection of exclusive holiday packages. Specializing in unique life experiences in South America, VIP Tour Group (http://www.viptourgroup.com/Itin/2016-Rio-Summer-Games-Packages) has designed a series of electrifying all inclusive packages which celebrate the greatest sporting event on the planet. Dustin Kaylor, Director of Sales said, “As a tour company specializing in Brazilian experiences the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Games have sent our entire office into a state of excitement. We’ve spent the past few months sourcing the most luxurious accommodation the city has to offer and putting together some galvanizing packages that are guaranteed to delight.” This year Brazil proved it knew how to host a party when it pulled off one of the most exciting FIFA World Cup tournaments in football history. Surrounded by towering mountains, sun kissed beaches and lush jungle, exhilarating Rio de Janeiro was the country’s unrivalled destination to soak up all the on and off-pitch action. In 2016, the ‘marvelous city’ will once again welcome an influx of international visitors flocking to the Rio Summer Games. VIP Tour Group is taking sports fans there in style with a specially curated collection of Summer Games packages showcasing the very best that Rio has to offer. As it stands the 2016 Rio Summer Games will feature 28 sports across four different venues. Deodoro will host BMX, shooting and equestrian events, Maracanã will house football, athletics and volleyball stadiums, Barra will accommodate aquatics events while the world famous Copacabana will be graced by the best beach volleyball players on the planet. Events will run from August 3-21, with the official games schedule now confirmed. The VIP Tour Group site offers a complete rundown of competition dates designed to help clients plan their perfect Rio Summer Games experience. VIP Tour Group has penciled in a range of different six night packages catering for all budgets. For budget conscious sports fans 3/4 Star packages start at $3,995 per person. Those with a little extra cash to splash can opt for 4/5 Star packages which start from $4,699 per person. For Summer Games goers determined to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience 5-star packages offer unsurpassed luxury and start from $7,999 per person.  While some tour package operators restrict clients with pre-set accommodation, dates and activities, VIP Tour Group treats its customers to exceptional flexibility. Its customized Summer Games Experiences offer the choice of private apartments, penthouses or luxury hotel accommodations, concierge service, fully customizable city tours, flexible arrival/travel dates and the option of adding extra events and ceremony tickets as they become available. From athletics, cycling, gymnastics and swimming to table tennis, volleyball, water polo and weightlifting, tours can be tailor made to suit the individual interests of each client. The entire VIP Tour Group experience is backed by responsive and attentive service from the time of booking to the package’s completion date. Hotel availability is limited to just 26,000 rooms and VIP Tour Group is urging sports enthusiasts to get in quick in order to secure a place at what’s shaping up to be the most exciting Summer Games in history. To find out more about VIP Tour Group and explore the exclusive range of luxury 2016 Rio Summer Games Packages and other South America adventures visit: http://www.viptourgroup.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VIPTourGroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/VIPTourgroup

Hoist Finance acquires landmark portfolio in Italy

Hoist Finance has today acquired a landmark portfolio in Italy comprising non-performing unsecured consumer loans from the Italian consumer credit subsidiary of a major international bank. The transaction is part of the strategic expansion of Hoist Finance’s presence in the Italian market following the acquisition of the portfolio and platform for the long-term servicing partner, TRC SpA, earlier this year. The transaction value is not disclosed. “The transaction is an important milestone and represents further evidence to our strategy of becoming the leading debt restructuring partner to large international banks and financial institutions. It will add significant scale and will further strengthen our presence in Italy,” says Clemente Reale, Head of Hoist Finance Italy. About Hoist Finance Hoist Finance is a trusted debt restructuring partner to global banks and financial institutions, offering a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for acquisition and management of non-performing unsecured consumer loans. The total carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loans was approximately EUR 800 million as at 30 September 2014. Hoist Finance is a Pan-European debt purchase company with presence in eight European markets. Hoist Kredit AB (publ) is licensed and regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and is funded by the internet-based savings deposit service HoistSpar in Sweden, with more than 60,000 accounts, and by senior and subordinated unsecured bonds of in total SEK 1.1 billion as well as EUR 100 million in senior unsecured bonds, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.hoistfinance.com The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden) and Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw. lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). This information was released for publication at 18.00 CET on 15 December 2014. For further information, please contact: Anne Rhenman Eklund, Group Head of Communications and IR Hoist Finance Contact details: Phone +46 (0)8 55 51 77 90 Email: anne.rhenman-eklund@hoistfinance.com

Preferential rights issue in Hoist International AB (publ)

The new share issue has been fully subscribed among existing shareholders and proceeds will amount to approximately SEK 100 million, which will immediately be contributed to Hoist Kredit AB (publ). As a result of the transaction, the common equity tier 1 capital ratio of the Hoist Finance Group as of 30 September 2014 (pro forma) increases from 10.03% to 11.06%. The rights issue is another step in the Group’s strategy to further strengthen the capital base in order to capture growth opportunities in the European debt purchase market as they arise. For further information, please contact: Anne Rhenman Eklund, Group Head of Communications and IR Hoist Finance Contact details: Phone: +46 (0)8 555 177 90 Email: anne.rhenman-eklund@hoistfinance.com (%20anne.rhenman-eklund@hoistfinance.com) About Hoist Finance Hoist Finance is a trusted debt restructuring partner to global banks and financial institutions, offering a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for acquisition and management of non-performing unsecured consumer loans. The total carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loans was approximately EUR 800 million at 30 September 2014. Hoist Finance is a Pan-European debt purchase company with presence in eight European markets. Hoist Kredit AB (publ) is licensed and regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and is funded by the internet-based savings deposit service HoistSpar in Sweden, with more than 60,000 accounts, and by senior and subordinated unsecured bonds of in total SEK 1.1 billion as well as EUR 100 million in senior unsecured bonds listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.hoistfinance.com The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden) and Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw. lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). This information was released for publication at 08.00 CET on 16 December 2014.

Endomines and Nordea Bank sign an amendment and restatement agreement on term loan

Loan repayments are postponed to 2016-2017 Endomines AB (publ) and Nordea Bank Finland Plc have signed an amendment and restatement agreement to the term loan agreement dated 9 October 2009. The agreement was subject to the completion of a minimum of 66 MSEK equity rights issue. Since the equity issue was fully subscribed the condition has been met. According to the agreement 7 MSEK (0.75 MEUR) is repaid in April 2016, 7 MSEK (0.745 MEUR) in October 2016 and the remaining 31 MSEK (3.3 MEUR) in January 2016. For further information please contact:Markus Ekberg, CEO of Endomines AB, phone +358-40-706 48 50 About EndominesEndomines conducts exploration and mining business along the 40 kilometer long Karelian Gold Line. Through various regulatory approvals, Endomines controls the exploration rights to this entire area. The Company’s first mine, Pampalo, started in February 2011. During 2014 Endomines initiated the production of ore from the mine in Rämepuro and is now planning to start mining of the gold deposit in Hosko. The ore from Hosko will, like the ore from Rämepuro, be processed in the fore the Gold Line centrally positioned upgrading plant at Pampalo. The Company’s business practices and mining operations are based on sustainable principles and on minimizing the impact on the environment. Endomines applies SveMin's & FinnMin's respective rules for reporting for public mining & exploration companies. The Company has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the JORC-code, which is the internationally accepted Australasian code for reporting ore reserves and mineral resources. Endomines vision is to participate in the future structural transformation and consolidation of the Nordic mining industry. The Company may therefore be involved in acquisitions of interesting deposits or companies, should such opportunities arise. The shares of Endomines AB are quoted on NASDAQ Stockholm under ticker ENDO and on NASDAQ Helsinki under ticker ENDOM. Pareto Securities acts as Liquidity Provider in Stockholm.  Endomines AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:55 CET on December 16, 2014.

Zero repo rate for a longer period

Low oil price stimulates growth and subdues inflation The recovery in economic activity abroad is continuing, but there are large differences in growth between countries. In the United States and the United Kingdom, growth is good while the economic outlook for the euro area remains subdued. The oil price has fallen heavily. The lower oil price is expected to give some positive stimulation to growth in many countries. At the same time, the price fall means that the forecast for inflation abroad is lower. Economic activity strengthening but inflation is too low Economic activity in Sweden is continuing to improve. Since October, economic developments have been in line with the Riksbank's forecasts. GDP and employment are expected to continue rising. However, inflation is too low and is expected to be somewhat lower for a period of time, primarily due to the falling oil price. In addition, inflation expectations in the longer run have fallen slightly further and are below the inflation target of 2 per cent. For inflation to rise towards the target sufficiently quickly and to reduce the risk of longer-run inflation expectations continuing to fall, monetary policy needs to become more expansionary. Zero repo rate until inflation is close to 2 per cent The Executive Board of the Riksbank has therefore decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at zero per cent and assesses that the repo rate needs to remain at zero for a longer period of time, compared with the forecast in October. The expansionary monetary policy underlines the Riksbank's aim to safeguard the role of the inflation target as nominal anchor for price-setting and wage-formation. The low repo rate, together with rising demand from abroad, is expected to lead to an increase in economic activity in Sweden in the years immediately ahead. Companies will then be able to raise their prices and in this way pass on their cost increases to consumers to a greater extent. This should mean that inflation rises. The new repo-rate path means that the repo rate will remain at zero per cent until CPIF inflation is close to 2 per cent. The assessment is that it will be appropriate to begin increasing the repo rate in the second half of 2016. If monetary policy needed to become even more expansionary, this would primarily entail continuing to postpone a first increase of the repo-rate. The Riksbank is also preparing further measures that can be used to make monetary policy more expansionary. Such measures, were they necessary, could be presented at the next monetary policy meeting. Forecast for Swedish inflation, GDP, unemployment and the repo rateAnnual percentage change, annual average +-------------------------+----+-----------+---------+---------+---------+| |2013|2014 |2015 |2016 |2017 |+-------------------------+----+-----------+---------+---------+---------+|CPI |0.0 |-0.2 (-0.2)|0.3 (0.4)|2.0 (2.1)|3.2 (3.2)|+-------------------------+----+-----------+---------+---------+---------+|CPIF |0.9 |0.5 (0.5) |1.0 (1.2)|2.0 (2.0)|2.1 (2.0)|+-------------------------+----+-----------+---------+---------+---------+|GDP |1.3 |1.8 (1.9) |2.6 (2.7)|3.3 (3.3)|2.3 (2.3)|+-------------------------+----+-----------+---------+---------+---------+|Unemployment, ages 15-74,|8.0 |7.9 (7.9) |7.5 (7.4)|6.9 (6.9)|6.6 (6.6)||per cent | | | | | |+-------------------------+----+-----------+---------+---------+---------+|Repo rate, per cent |1.0 |0.5 (0.5) |0.0 (0.0)|0.2 (0.3)|1.1 (1.4)|+-------------------------+----+-----------+---------+---------+---------+ Note. The assessment in the October 2014 Monetary Policy Report is shown in brackets.Sources: Statistics Sweden and the Riksbank Forecast for the repo ratePer cent, quarterly average +---------+-------+---------+---------+---------+---------+| |2014 Q3|2014 Q4 |2015 Q4 |2016 Q4 |2017 Q4 |+---------+-------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|Repo rate|0.3 |0.1 (0.1)|0.0 (0.0)|0.5 (0.8)|1.5 (1.8)|+---------+-------+---------+---------+---------+---------+ Note. The assessment in the October 2014 Monetary Policy Report is shown in brackets.Source: The Riksbank  The decision on the repo rate will apply with effect from 17 December. The deposit rate will be held unchanged at -0.75 per cent and the lending rate at 0.75 per cent. The interest rate for fine-tuning operations will be held unchanged at 0 per cent. A press conference with Governor Stefan Ingves and Ulf Söderström, Deputy Head of the Monetary Policy Department, will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Riksbank. Press cards must be shown. The press conference will be broadcast live on the Riksbank’s website, www.riksbank.se, where it will also be available to view afterwards. The minutes from the Executive Board’s monetary policy discussion will be published on 8 January.

HiQ HELPS MICROSOFT DEVICES TO WIN IN A CHANGING MARKET

“The amount of stored information is skyrocketing in our connected world. Utilising data requires dedicated big data and analytics solutions as well as seamless integration, development, and maintenance. This is what Internet of Things is all about. We started tackling this challenge by transitioning from old big data environments to Azure, which provides us with the required tools to manage and utilize data”, says Jouni Marttila from the Microsoft Devices division. In the project, HiQ’s experts built an exceptionally efficient Internet of Things solution on a cloud platform. The data gathered with the solution aims to improve the quality of the devices as well as the end-user experience. Information is only collected from users who have accepted partaking in the company’s development programme. The solution makes it possible to forecast trends and to modify the functionality in order to meet the users’ needs. “By gathering and analysing data, business operations can be directed. The new Azure Machine Learning concept allows us to predict future events or bottlenecks based on data streams. This way we can develop our services in pace with our rapidly changing world and create even better products for our end-customers. The cloud environment’s agile methods enable fast results and working with HiQ has been simple and smooth. These factors led to the project being finished considerably faster than traditional IT projects”, Marttila adds. “This is an extremely interesting project, which in Finland pioneers the work in the Internet of Things field. By combining our knowledge of the industry with the best expertise in Big Data, analytics, and cloud technologies, we are able to simplify and create solutions that meet the needs of our clients. We are proud to work with Microsoft Devices and eager to continue helping the division improve its efficiency”, says Jukka Rautio of HiQ Finland. “HiQ has vast experience in the telecom industry, and we understand the business needs. Together with innovative and creative employees, this creates a great foundation for helping our clients. The Internet of Things is affecting everyone and everything, and we look forward to continue helping our clients to simplify and improve people’s lives,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. For more information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ, Tel: +46 8 588 90 000 Jukka Rautio, Managing Director, HiQ Finland, Tel. +358 40 827 1142 Peter Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ, Tel. +46 704 200 103

Carrier Transicold Supra™ Units Selected for Tesco’s First Drawbar Reefer

Tesco, the largest retailer in the UK and one of the largest in the world, has introduced its first temperature-controlled drawbar vehicle, fitted with Carrier Transicold Supra™ truck refrigeration technology to help improve the efficiency of express store deliveries. Carrier Transicold (http://www.transicold.carrier.com/), which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Tesco’s express stores typically are located in residential or built-up areas, making it difficult for tractor units with 13.6-metre trailers to deliver. The flexibility of an 18.75-metre drawbar combination vehicle means the truck can now reach express stores more easily and with a larger payload than a rigid truck operating alone – resulting in reduced road miles. The drawbar’s manoeuvrable design also has the capacity to carry 48 standard roll cages – an additional three compared with a standard 13.6m trailer. The drawbar vehicle, designed by Wheelbase Engineering, is fitted with Carrier Transicold’s Supra 1150UMT (multi-temperature) undermount unit. It features two remote evaporators recessed into the trailer’s ceiling to ensure a safe walk-through environment for operators. The forward compartment relies on a Supra 850 MT unit to maintain the set point inside its Solomon bodywork, selected for its robust design and proven reliability. “Continually improving the efficiency of our fleet is a key focus for the business, and with the help of Carrier Transicold UK we’ve been able to come up with a solution that really hits the mark,” said a spokesperson for Tesco. “We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the team at Carrier. We specify their reefer units as they are so well suited to our operating needs.” Carrier Transicold’s Supra range achieves rapid pull-down speeds and ensures accurate temperature control for all chilled and frozen cargoes, with a reputation in the industry for excellent product protection and low operating costs. The units are covered by Carrier Transicold’s new everCOLD™ service, repair and maintenance contract. This includes all maintenance recommended by Carrier Transicold and carried out by manufacturer-trained technicians using genuine replacement parts, plus access to 24-hour emergency assistance throughout the UK. Carrier Transicold supported the delivery with a specific training programme for Tesco’s team of driver trainers. For more information on Carrier Transicold and its products and services, visit www.transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @CarrierGreen (http://www.twitter.com/CarrierGreen). ends About Carrier Transicold Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com or follow Carrier on Twitter: @CarrierGreen (http://www.twitter.com/carriergreen). CT/150/14

Big Data – the future prospects for a south west sector

The future prospects for the big data sector and developing the right skills here in the South West will be discussed at an interactive conference to be held at the Exeter Met Office in January. ‘Unlocking Big Data – Investing in Human Capital’ features the Guardian’s Technology Editor, Charles Arthur and Dr Kim Nilsson, the Swedish astrophysicist and Hubble astronomer who now supports academics looking to develop careers in data science in the private sector. Alex Nicholson, CIO of Plymouth big data company Intelligent Optimisations, the Met Office’s Charles Ewen, CIO and Director of Information Technology will discuss building effective teams and business collaboration with research and development. Chris Garcia CEO of HotSW LEP will examine the funding potential of the European Structural and Investment Fund Strategy (ESIF) and the potential for growth in the far south west. Organised by the Exeter and Heart of Devon Employment and Skills Board, the event will be completely interactive, with all delegates taking part in focussed discussions inspired by the speakers. The results of these discussions will be analysed and fed back to attendees as part of the ongoing debates throughout the day. Mark Shepherd, Chair of Exeter and the Heart of Devon ESB said: “With the arrival of the Met Office’s supercomputer, the south west and Exeter in particular can become a global leader in this fast growing sector. “However, the skills required of big data scientists are complex, which means there is already a shortfall in suitable candidates and recruitment is a big issue for many companies. “This is an important event, bringing together delegates from across the far south west to discuss how we can provide the right environment to develop and attract the skilled practitioners that will bring these companies to the area.” Big Data analysis is used to analyse vast amounts of information with great accuracy and at great speeds known as the 3Vs - volume, velocity and variety. The sector is growing rapidly across the globe where its uses range from astrophysics and science to government and business development through to online marketing Organisations like Ebay and Amazon are well known, but big data processing is now within the reach of less well-resourced organizations. Fraud detection, climate science and even health care are just some examples of sectors that are reliant on the information that big data analytics can uncover. Chris Garcia, Chief Executive of the Heart of the South West LEP said: “The Heart of the South West area has the potential to become globally recognised as a leading cluster area for big data companies. “We have world leading companies including the Met Office and outstanding universities who are already working closely with business to develop data scientists able to operate in a commercial environment. “However we need to do more so that we are able to build the right environment to take advantage of the opportunities big data has to offer.” Aimed at Big Data practitioners, businesses, learning and training providers as well as aspiring and practicing data scientists, the event will include opportunities to meet the Heart of the South West’s Big Data community in one of the world’s leading Big Data organisations. Funded by the Skills Funding Agency, the conference is being supported by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Somerset Skills and Learning and the Met Office. Unlocking Big Data – Investing in Human Capital will take place at the Met Office, Exeter on 28th January. Places are limited and as demand is likely to be high, early booking is recommended. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis from:  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unlocking-big-data-investing-in-human-capital-registration-14775029511

Channel 4 uses sports science research and facilities

Dr Juliette Strauss,  LJMU Lecturer in Exercise and Health Metabolism puts presenter Mark Evans through his paces to show how being overweight can inhibit cardiovascular and respiratory function.  Dr Strauss’ research into exercise and obesity, assisted the Channel 4 programme Dogs: Their Secret Lives in revealing what this can tell us about our own weight issues. The testing took place at the Tom Reilly Building, which contains state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. These include appetite laboratories, psychology testing labs, neuroscience labs, an indoor 70-metre running track, force platforms and motion capture systems, a CAREN virtual rehabilitation system, physiology suites, a DEXA scanner for measuring body fat, muscles and bone density, a driving simulator and a chronobiology lab. Dr Juliette Strauss’ research, which takes place at the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences includes: · The mechanisms underlying the development of obesity and age induced insulin resistance · The application of novel immunofluorescence microscopy techniques to investigate lipid metabolismand insulin signalling pathways in human skeletal muscle · Molecular and cellular responses of human skeletal muscle to acute exercise and training · exercise and ageing LJMU coverage starts at 21.58mins http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dogs-their-secret-lives/on-demand Further information:  http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/sps/index.htm

New Website Matches Readers to Their Romantic Preferences

Brand new literary hub Romance & Smut (http://www.romanceandsmut.com/topics/) has delivered results from over 15,000 search queries in the first two weeks of operation. Bookworms searching for romantic and erotic novels can use the website for free to find new and exciting reads categorised by themes, topics and keywords. By choosing and combining different topics and search terms, users can sift through 150,000 romance novels and erotica. The search allows romance lovers to be united with their favourite content, saving hours of time trawling bookshops or the web for a read they know they’ll enjoy. From a strong or curvy heroine to a dominant or tortured hero, avid readers can find whatever gets them going at romanceandsmut.com! Silke Jahn, Founder said, “Romance novels are great escapism, which is why they are so popular and read by millions across the world. However the topic and content of romantic novels can vary massively, it’s almost as if each plot relates to a personal dream or fantasy. It’s important for readers to find their perfect romantic novel to cater to their personal dream scenario – which is now so easy using the Romance & Smut search function.” In addition to the novel search function, the website also publishes book reviews, new releases, author interviews and more. It is an all-in-one resource for romance readers to browse interesting articles and select a reading list through the opinions of other romance fans. Whether readers are looking for a particular genre such as gay romance, or more specific characters such as bikers, cowboys and shapeshifters, the simple search function can recommend tailored reads in seconds by combining all the desired choices. There is even a time period category too, allowing users to choose their preferred romantic setting: historical, contemporary or futuristic. The team at Romance & Smut have collected information about the searches carried out on site, to determine which topics and themes are the most popular in romance books. The top ten content searches so far include possessive heroes, second chances, cheating and bikers, closely followed by forbidden love and BDSM, virgin heroines, tortured heroes, historical westerns and plain heroines. Silke Jahn, Founder, said, “We were initially suspecting that our users would search for the usual categories such as 'paranormal', 'historical', 'fantasy', 'erotica' and so on. But instead what we see is that they are really taking advantage of our search by highly personalising their queries. For example, it is not uncommon to see quite elaborate searches which combine 5 to 6 topics and themes. In addition, it seems that the main genres are not what readers are most interested in, they much rather seem to look for books with particular relationship themes such as cheating or forbidden love, or specific types of heroes and heroines.”To find out more about Romance & Smut, or to use the free romance book search visit: http://www.romanceandsmut.com./

Jyri Salonen appointed Business Area Manager for NCC Roads

“I welcome Jyri Salonen as Business Area Manager for NCC Roads and as a new member of the Executive Management team. His experience from NCC in different roles within Roads, as well as from other international companies will be of great value for NCC going forward,” says Peter Wågström, President and CEO of NCC. Jyri Salonen has most recently held the position as Division Manager at NCC Road services, to which he was appointed in January 2014 after 4 years as Business Unit Manager for NCC Roads Finland. Jyri was originally recruited to NCC Roads Finland as Finance and Business Control Manager in the summer of 2008. Prior to that, he worked within the oil industry, internationally at ExxonMobil and at Esso in Finland. “It’s an honor to take on the responsibility for NCC Roads. My focus going forward is to implement the direction set out earlier this year, with one Nordic organization within Roads in order to increase customer and sales focus. Roads development of new products and solutions within the sustainability field is very promising and I am looking forward to take these further,” says Jyri Salonen.Present Business Area Manager, Göran Landgren, will continue in a role at Group level within NCC responsible for specific Group initiatives and projects. Göran Landgren will report to Peter Wågström, CEO.“Göran Landgren has done an excellent job within NCC Roads and has a long experience in different areas and from other positions within NCC. I am really pleased to have the opportunity to get a person with his experience and knowledge to work close with me on specific group initiatives and projects,” says Peter Wågström President and CEO at NCC.NCC Roads is the second largest Business Area within NCC with around 4.000 employees, a turnover 2013 of nearly 12 billion SEK, and operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Saint Petersburg (in Russia). During 2014 NCC Roads implemented a new Nordic organization in order to optimize customer focus and to reach the strategic goals for the business area.

NCC sells development rights and plans for new housing in Nacka, Stockholm

“We’re seeing considerable demand for housing units in Tollare from various age groups and from people in various stages of life, which is specifically what we have been planning for. With HSB, we have a strong partner who will contribute to the development of Tollare,” says Joachim Hallengren, Business Area Manager for NCC Housing. The sale of approximately 20,000 square meters of residential development rights to HSB Bostad supports NCC’s development strategy for the area. As a result, NCC provides an opportunity for construction directly adjacent to the waterfront at Lännerstasundet. Possession will be transferred preliminarily during the first and the final quarter of 2016, respectively. In connection with the transaction, NCC will invest in infrastructure, quays and a waterfront promenade during 2015 and 2016. NCC’s further plans for 2016 include the proprietary construction of the Tollare Marina housing project, with approximately 90 housing units along the waterfront. “We are delighted to have implemented this transaction with NCC. Tollare in Nacka is a very attractive residential area, close to both the city of Stockholm and the Lännerstasundet straits, and with nature close by. We now look forward to also building attractive housing units for our members in the Nacka area,” says Anders Svensson, CEO of HSB Stockholm. It is estimated that the entire Tollare area will be completed by around 2020 and will then accommodate about 1,000 households. The sale will have a positive impact on earnings and be recognized in the NCC Housing business area in the first and third quarters of 2016.

ScotBoys™ Announce World Tour Spectacular Kicking Off in Canada

Scotland’s favourite all-male variety show ScotBoys™ have announced a much anticipated world tour to start on January 6thin Hamilton, Canada. The lucky ticket holders of the 2015 World Tour will be treated to a three hour male show spectacular, promising an evening of fun, laughter, excitement and surprise sexy celebrity guests. From kicking off the spectacular tour in Hamilton, the sizzling ScotBoys  (http://www.scotboysworldtour.com/tickets/) will then aim to tease and please the ladies of Calgary, Jerseyville and Vancouver. The showcase then has dates lines up for Las Vegas, New York, Miami and Italy. Canadian and American women looking for an exciting night out or planning a special celebration such as a hen party are urged to book ScotBoys™ tickets quick before the sexy Scots sell out. Chris Ireland, Group Chairman said, “As one of the UK’s premier male variety shows, a World Tour has been on the cards for a while. We’re so excited to perform for Canada and America – we’re Scotland’s answer to Magic Mike and we’re determined to give our audiences a night to remember!” In addition to eight talented, hunky Scots, the ScotBoys™ World Tour Spectacular will also feature special celebrity guests to get the audience even more excited. The super-secret line-up is yet to be fully revealed but ScotBoys™ can confirm some sexy boy band guests will make appearances on the Canadian leg of the tour. The 2014 ScotBoys™ Tour received rave reviews, making the brand new 2015 showcase a night not be missed. Not only will ticket holders enjoy one of the best male strip shows in the world, but the ScotBoys™ will also be joined by their support group the ScotGirls – an ultra-talented drag act to start the night off right. Singing live a variety of favourite classics, the ScotGirls will wow the audience and get them in the mood for the hotly anticipated ScotBoys™ performance. The all-dancing, stripping and fire-eating ScotBoys™ offer a male variety show guaranteed to get hearts racing like no other! There’s a ScotBoy for every taste: the cowboy, the sexy guy next door, the joker, the impressive dancer and the brave fire performer. Mr Ireland added, “With show stopping routines, these hunks will give you the performance of a lifetime. Canada – I hope you’re ready for the ScotBoys™!” The World Tour kicks off on January 6that Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ontario. To find out more about ScotBoys™ and their highly anticipated 2015 World Tour Extravaganza, visit: http://www.ScotBoysworldtour.com/  

Comment on currency impact, actions and sales trend

This information is to meet the requests for clarification and comments on the impact on Oriflame’s sales and earnings and foreseen actions following the recent sharp decline in the Russian Rouble. Oriflame is increasingly impacted by currency movements as a result of the Russian Rouble devaluation and the company will intensify its efforts to limit the currency impact for the group. With Russia being the largest market for the group, representing around 30 percent of total sales, the Russian Rouble is the currency with the largest impact on group sales and operating margin. With the current exchange rates (Rouble to Euro at 90) and compared to prior year, the gross impact of the exchange rates on group sales is estimated to be approximately 12 percent for the full year 2014 (compared to 10 percent as estimated at the time of the quarter 3 announcement) and 14 percent in quarter 4 2014. The gross impact of the exchange rates on operating margin is expected to be slightly above 400 basis points for the full year 2014 (compared to below 400 basis points as estimated at the time of the quarter 3 announcement) and 500 basis points in quarter 4 2014. Oriflame has a strategy and strong track record of consistently increasing prices, in line with or above inflation, in order to ensure the income level for its consultants, sustain a strong brand position as well as to compensate for currency devaluation. During the last couple of years, the price increases in the CIS region have averaged mid to high single digit percent year over year. The recent sharp devaluation of the Rouble together with the increasing inflation in Russia, require further actions. As a result, Oriflame will substantially speed up the pace and level of price increases in Russia during next year as well as continue to seek further efficiency improvements. “With a large part of our sales generated in Russia, we are clearly impacted by the recent additional devaluation of the Rouble. We will continue to carry out our strategy and sequentially implement price increases at levels required to enable a healthy business development. Despite the macroeconomic difficulties, I’m pleased to see a continued positive local currency sales trend for the fourth quarter in line with earlier communication. I am confident that the earnings opportunity that Oriflame offers will be increasingly attractive in this environment, offsetting parts of the Euro productivity drop”, CEO Magnus Brännström comments.. More information to be released in the full-year 2014 announcement. For additional information, please contact:Gabriel Bennet, CFO, Oriflame                                 +41 79 826 3713 Johanna Palm, Director Investor Relations, Oriflame                      +46 765 422 672 Founded in 1967, Oriflame is a beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries. Its wide portfolio of Swedish, nature-inspired, innovative beauty products is marketed through approximately 3 million independent Oriflame Consultants, generating annual sales of around €1.4 billion. Respect for people and nature underlies Oriflame’s operating principles and is reflected in its social and environmental policies. Oriflame supports numerous charities worldwide and is a Co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation. Oriflame is a Luxembourg company group with corporate offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland. Oriflame Cosmetics is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.

Sawlog prices fell worldwide in the 3Q with the biggest declines seen in Europe

Seattle, USA. Sawlog prices were lower in the 3Q in most of the 20 regions that are the basis for the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI). The Index fell by 4.6% from the 2Q to $85.56/m3, with the biggest price drops occurring in the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. The decline came after three consecutive quarters of increases and the GSPI reaching a three-year high in the 2Q/14. Sawlog prices fell in both the local currencies and in US dollar terms, as the dollar was strengthening against most currencies during the third quarter. In US dollar terms there were some countries where prices fell quite substantially quarter-over-quarter, including Russia (-14%), Western Canada (-10%), Sweden (-9%), the Czech Republic (-9%) and Brazil (-9%), according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. In addition to the stronger US dollar, there was also a slightly weaker demand for lumber in Japan, the US, Canada and several other major markets in Western Europe, resulting in downward price pressure on sawlogs in the third quarter. With a few exceptions, current sawlog prices are between 5-15% higher than the 10-year averages. Eastern and Central Europe are currently the regions with the highest current log costs as compared to the average costs for the past decade. In the Nordic countries, the trend has been the reverse, with recent prices being below the ten-year averages. In Western US, weaker demand for logs in the export market has resulted in lower log export prices during the summer and fall, which was welcome news for domestic consumers of sawlogs. Prices for sawlogs have come down nine percent from their eight-year high early in 2014. Despite the recent decline, current price levels are still 15-20% higher than the ten-year price averages, according to the WRQ (www.woodprices.com). In the US South, sawlog prices have been fairly stable for over five years and sawmills in this region have some of the lowest wood raw-material costs in all of North America. Global lumber, sawlog and pulpwood market reporting is included in the 52-page quarterly publication Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The report, which was established in 1988 and has subscribers in over 30 countries, tracks sawlog, pulpwood, lumber and pellet prices, trade and market developments in most key regions around the world. To subscribe to the WRQ, please go to www.woodprices.com

Proact to build virtual IT infrastructure for SMÅA

This initiative in a completely new technical infrastructure will give SMÅA – which numbers around 120 000 small businesses among its members – a strong platform for further development of its IT-based business support. SMÅA has already been working with Proact as its advisors and consultants in respect of IT strategy. The partnership is being extended now that Proact has been asked to supply their new IT infrastructure including support. “We realised that Proact offers the best solution for our new IT infrastructure, which will provide more effective support to our business and users. We also set great store by Proact’s support services, and we are really pleased that we will have access to top experts working with the technology and products that we have chosen,” says Hans Öström, IT manager at SMÅA. SMÅA already has a virtualised servers and desktops (VDI) for all its users, and is now adding virtualisation for data storage. This will make it possible for SMÅA to execute system changes without interference in uptime. “Of course, we are very pleased that SMÅA has increased the trust placed in us as their supplier and partner. Their ambitious initiative, which aims to create a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, can certainly act as an inspiration to many other businesses with similar needs,” says Lena Eskilsson, regional manager at Proact. The new infrastructure is based on the so called Flexpod concept. This is a reference architecture for servers, storage and networks, with components from different suppliers which have been pretested to make sure they all work together in an integrated IT infrastructure. The well-defined concept will make planning, installation and commissioning considerably simpler and more cost-effecitve. Proact’s solution for SMÅA includes a storage cluster and backup system from NetApp, Cisco UCS blade servers, network switches and wireless access points from Cisco. 

Finnair Board of Directors has approved as a part of Finnair’s existing long-term incentive arrangement a performance share plan for 2015-2017

Finnair Plc      Stock Exchange Release     17 December 2014 at 09:20 EET Finnair Board of Directors has approved as a part of existing long-term incentive arrangement a performance share plan, covering years 2015–2017, for the key personnel of the Finnair Group. The share plan is a part of Finnair’s long-term share-based incentive arrangement that Finnair Board of Directors approved in 2013, and which consists of annually commencing individual plans. The purpose of the share plan is to encourage the management to work to increase long-term shareholder value and also to commit the management to the company. The participants have the opportunity to earn Finnair shares as a long-term incentive reward, if the performance targets set by the Board of Directors are achieved. The performance criteria applied to the 2015–2017 plan is ROCE (Return on Capital Employed) and TSR (total shareholder return). The number of employees eligible to participate in the plan is approximately 60 persons. If the targets set for the plan for years 2015–2017 are met, the estimated total value of the shares to be paid on the basis of this plan would be 1.6 million euros, corresponding to approximately 630,000 Finnair shares based on current share price (gross before the payroll tax withholding). If the maximum targets are met, the estimated total value of shares to be paid would be approximately 3.2 million euros corresponding to approximately 1,270,000 Finnair shares (gross before the payroll tax withholding). The potential reward shares will be delivered to members of Finnair’s Executive Board in three share tranches and for other participants in two tranches during the three or two years following the performance period, i.e. in years 2018–2020.  The maximum value of shares delivered to an individual participant based on the share plan in any given year may not exceed 60 % of the employee’s annual base salary. The three-year performance period of the 2015–2017 share plan will be followed by a restriction period, during which the participant may not sell or transfer the shares received as a reward. The restriction period is three years for the members of Finnair's Executive Board and one year for other participants. In addition, the members of Finnair’s Executive Board are required to accumulate and once achieved, to maintain a share ownership in Finnair corresponding to his/her annual base salary as long as he/she holds a position as a member of Finnair's Executive Board. No new shares will be issued in connection with the share-based incentive plans and therefore the arrangement will have no diluting effect. Long term incentive arrangement approved in 2013 as well as new plan, covering years 2015-2017, are in line with guidelines issued by Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy. Finnair used PCA Corporate Finance as an advisor in the planning of this incentive plan

Tactivo™ order from US Department of Defense

DLA is implementing a mobility solution that enables secure e-mail and browsing capabilities from iOS devices. The solution is based on the existing Common Access Card (CAC) infrastructure and adds to the overall usability of the long standing smart card system. The order, which has been placed through Precise Biometrics’ partner TX Systems, includes Tactivo for iPhone and iPad devices, as well as Tactivo Guardian cases.  “Tactivo enables US government programs to move forward in implementing secure mobility solutions that utilize the existing PIV/CAC card systems. The solution increases employees flexibility, allowing them to access data everywhere, while still maintaining secure authentication to critical data”, says Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics.. Tactivo is a product line of mobile smart card readers for iOS and Android devices that provides convenient and secure access to restricted resources from mobile devices. Tactivo brings true mobility to organizations using smart cards, such as CAC and Personal Identity Verification (PIV). The smart card readers can be used with a wide range of applications that enable many different use cases, such as secure browsing, e-mail, document signing and more. Read more about Tactivo on http://www.precisebiometrics.com/mobile-smart-card-readers   This press release contains information that Precise Biometrics is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 am on 17 December, 2014. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air and iPad mini are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Orexo receives million 5£ milestone payment for Abstral® in Europe and Zubsolv® continues strong market share growth in the US

Uppsala, Sweden – December 17, 2014 – The annual sales of Abstral in Europe has passed million 60€ during 2014, which triggers a milestone payment of million 5£ (approx. million 60 SEK) to Orexo AB (”Orexo”) from the commercial partner in Europe ProStrakan Group plc (”ProStrakan”). According to the agreement from June 2012, with ProStrakan for Abstral sales in Europe, Orexo receive a fixed and non-conditional royalty of million 55£, a variable royalty for annual sales exceeding million 42.5€ and milestone payments of up to million 10£. The threshold for the variable royalty was reached during Q3 and Orexo will receive royalty for all sales of Abstral in Europe in Q4. The fixed and non-conditional Abstral royalties will reach million 174 SEK for the full year. These fixed royalties represents an amortization of the final fixed and unconditional payment related to the agreement with ProStrakan. The fixed payment will be fully recognized in the P&L by May 2015 and will have no cash impact, as the payments have all been received. ”I am pleased to follow the continued success of our commercial partner ProStrakan with Abstral in Europe. The continued development of Abstral in Europe is a strong evidence of the patient and physician preference of the attributes of Orexo’s sublingual products. The development of Abstral enables Orexo to further invest in the commercialization and development of Zubsolv, accelerating the positive momentum for the product and the overall market for opioid dependence treatment.” said Nikolaj Sørensen, CEO and President of Orexo AB. The demand and market share of Zubsolv continue a positive development. The last four weeks Zubsolv has reached 5.6% of the market (daily dosages) compared to 4.2% the last month of Q3. The growth in Q4 can be equally explained by the exclusive agreement with the Managed Medicaid provider WellCare and growth from increased demand from patient with private health insurance and patients paying out-of-pocket. Exclusive agreements are associated with higher rebates and have a negative short term impact on the gross to net revenue ratio, but have proven to drive growth in the more profitable non-exclusive business segments. For further information, please contact:Nikolaj Sørensen, President and CEOTel: +46 (0)703-50 78 88, E-mail: ir@orexo.com Henrik Juuel, CFO and EVPTel: +46 (0)722-20 94 77, E-mail: ir@orexo.com About Orexo ABOrexo is a specialty pharma company with commercial operations in the United States and R&D in Sweden developing improved treatments using proprietary drug delivery. The company is commercializing its proprietary product, ZUBSOLV® sublingual tablets, for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, in the United States. The ZUBSOLV sublingual tablet is a novel formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone using Orexo’s extensive knowledge in sublingual technologies. Orexo has a portfolio of two approved and revenue generating products currently marketed under license in the US, EU and Japan. Orexo AB, with its headquarters in Sweden, is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange (STO: ORX) and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) trade on the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. under the symbol, “ORXOY”. The largest shareholders are Novo A/S and HealthCap. For information about Orexo and Zubsolv, please visit www.orexo.com and www.zubsolv.com. About AbstralAbstral is the leading fast-acting fentanyl product in EU intended for treatment of breakthrough pain in cancer patients. Abstral employs Orexo’s proprietary sublingual delivery technology (under the tongue). After the product development Abstral was out-licensed to Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd and the European subsidiary ProStrakan Group plc, which still holds the rights in the EU and Japan, whereas Galena Biopharma Inc holds the rights for Abstral in the US. For information about Abstral, please visit www.abstral.com. Orexo AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8:45am CET on December 17, 2014.

Local Removal Company Enjoys Nationwide Success

An independent removal company is proving that small businesses can make it big with the successful opening of 31 branches across the UK. Launched in 2005, Dex Man Van Company (http://www.dexmanvancompanyltd.co.uk/) has gone from a humble one man show to a nationwide enterprise with offices in Hampshire, London, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and more.  Jimmy Higgins, Managing Director said, “I am overwhelmed by the hugely positive reception that Dex Man Van Company has received across the UK. I put it down to an unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service, value for money and the ability to deliver a seamless removal service time and time again.” The business was borne in 2005 when Jimmy purchased a Ford Transit small wheel van with the intention of completing small jobs for a local base of clients. After a year moving sofas and other household furniture customers started requesting all-inclusive home and apartment moves. Completing large scale removal jobs with such a small vehicle was simply not economical which led to Jimmy upgrading to the slightly larger Luton model. Several years later and business was still booming. So much so that Jimmy rented a warehouse where he sold unwanted second hand furniture sourced from the abundance of removal jobs. With two businesses on the go and a constant flow of customers Jimmy enlisted the help of two friends and threw open the doors of a permanent office. With the help of Ali Khan and Steve Angel Dex Man Van Company invested in a fleet of 7.5 tonne and 18 tonne lorries complemented by a team of permanent trained staff.  Despite the company’s colossal success Dex Man Van Company has retained the core values which fostered its initial success. At the heart of the business is a commitment to quality, value for money and service with a smile. The company has also held on to its modest name, a move that reflects the philosophy that no matter how big the business customers will always receive personalised one-to-one service.   Whether it’s moving a couch to a different borough or packing up a five bedroom home and transporting it to the other side of the county, no job is too big or small for the company’s friendly team of removal experts. Premium quality packaging materials are used for every job, with ample care taken to ensure that items arrive at their destination in the exact condition that they left. Every branch is closely monitored in the company’s headquarters to ensure quality service is delivered on a daily basis. As well as an expert removal service Dex Man Van Company also offers a wide range of vehicle hire and driver services. From small transit vans to commercial lorries, the company caters for every occasion. As the business continues to grow it has its sights set on opening additional British branches and providing all corners of the UK with a friendly, affordable and trustworthy removal service. To find out more about Dex Man Van Company, view rates or request a quote, visit: www.dexmanvancompanyltd.co.uk or call: 0800 689 1097.

Scania to test wirelessly charged city bus for the first time in Sweden

Scania is undertaking intensive research into various types of electrification technologies that could replace or complement combustion engines. Induction is among the options being investigated and would involve vehicles wirelessly recharging their batteries via electrified roads. Now, for the first time in Sweden, Scania and the Stockholm based Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) plan to test the technology in real-life conditions. The project will be run through their jointly operated Integrated Transport Laboratory research centre. Swedish Energy Agency will provide 9.8 MSEK for the project’s realisation. Other stakeholders include Södertälje Municipality, Stockholm County Council and Tom Tits, the tech-oriented museum for children and youths. As part of the field tests, a Scania citybus with an electric hybrid powertrain will go into daily operation in Södertälje in June 2016. At one of the bus stops there will be a charging station where the vehicle will be able to refill wirelessly from the road surface enough energy for a complete journey in just six-seven minutes. “The main purpose of the field test is to evaluate the technology in real-life conditions,” says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, Head of Scania’s Hybrid System Development Department. “There is enormous potential in the switch from combustion engines to electrification. The field test in Södertälje is the first step towards entirely electrified roads where electric vehicles take up energy from the road surface.” To build an infrastructure and convert bus fleets to vehicles that run exclusively on electricity will provide many advantages for a city. With a fleet of 2,000 buses, the city can save up to 50 million litres of fuel each year. This means the fuel costs decrease by up to 90 percent. Apart from induction, Scania’s research and development department is looking at different technology options, including the take-up of energy from overhead electrical wires or from rails. “Our customers have different needs and prerequisites when it comes to switching to more sustainable transport. Therefore we don’t want focus on just one technology. Instead we are continuing research in different areas,” says says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt. For further information, please contact Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, Head of Scania’s Hybrid System Development Department, tel +46 8 553 859 93.

NMG: Summary of the Extraordinary General Meeting held today

· Summary of the Extraordinary General Meeting held today  · Nomination  Committee appointed · Stockholm headquarters to relocate as from January EGM-summary An Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) in Nickel Mountain Group AB (“NMG” or the “Company”) was held in Stockholm today. The agenda contained only one main item, to appoint a new auditor for the parent company and for the group. The background is that NMG is taking measures to reduce costs and during 2013 – 2014 there have so far been two different auditors working on group level and in the two subsidiaries. PricewaterhouseCoopers AB with responsible auditor Johan Palmgren were appointed for conducting the audit work in the parent company and on group level in respect of financial year 2014.  The corresponding change will also be fully implemented on subsidiary level later this month. At the EGM 27,874,988 shares were present through proxies, corresponding to 30.7% of the Company's 90,809,360 total outstanding shares. Nomination Committee  Further, In accordance with the resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 4, 2014, a Nomination Committee has been appointed for preparing mainly the proposal for board composition to be decided by the 2015 AGM and certain other associated issues. The Nomination Committee members comprise the Chairman of the Board of Nickel Mountain Group, Mr. Martin Nes, and two representatives of the two largest shareholders in the share register. These are Mr. Lars Christian Stugaard representing Strata Marine & Offshore AS and Mr. Gunnar Hvammen representing Solan AS. Martin Nes will be the Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Proposals and questions to the Nomination Committee can be forwarded to the mail address nc2015@nickelmountain.se Stockholm office relocation   NMG also informs that the Stockholm headquarters with current address at Kungsgatan 44, 7th floor, 111 35 Stockholm will relocate as from beginning of January 2015. The new address will be Hovslagargatan 5B, 111 48 Stockholm. The telephone number and mail address will remain the same. For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB Torbjörn RantaManaging Director For information, please contact Torbjörn Ranta  Mail: torbjorn.ranta@nickelmountain.seTel: + 46 8 402 28 00Cell Phone: +46 708 855504 Cautionary Statement: Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to Nickel Mountain Group AB’s (“NMG”) current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of NMG. Forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where NMG operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) NMG’s continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards nickel. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. NMG assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecasts.

Duni wins the Environmental Award at The Caterer’s 2014 Product Excellence Awards

The awards recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector. They cover 29 categories and represent the very best examples of product development in the industry. With product sourcing vital to business success, the innovations on show at the awards are a product of rising expectations in the market and fierce competition among operators. Prestigious award for a pioneering range Gareth Brown, Market Development Manager, Duni UK: “We are delighted that our groundbreaking range of compostable unicoloured tablecoverings and napkins has been recognised with this award. At Duni we are committed to operating in the most resource efficient way possible, and providing our customers with sustainable, stylish solutions. The range, which is the most extensive of its kind in the world, is a product of this commitment.” The awards were presented by Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor of The Caterer and Oliver Cock, commercial director for Compass Group UK & Ireland. Cock: “The Product Excellence Awards allow us to celebrate the producers and suppliers that enable us to deliver the very best food and service.” Read more about the compostable unicolours at www.duni.com/compostability. For more information, please contact: Elisabeth Gierow, Corporate CSR & Quality DirectorPhone: +46 40 106252Mobile: +46 734 196283E-mail: elisabeth.gierow@duni.com

IAR Systems reports major interest for integrated runtime analysis product

Uppsala, Sweden—December 17, 2014—IAR Systems announces that its runtime analysis add-on product C-RUN is gaining major interest from customers. The add-on is integrated with the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM and the number of customers who have downloaded evaluation versions of the tools with C-RUN now exceeds 30,000. C-RUN was made available in May 2014. It is sold as an add-on product and performs runtime analysis by monitoring application execution directly within IAR Embedded Workbench. Thanks to the tight integration with the toolchain, developers can make runtime analysis a natural part of the day-to-day workflow. No additional applications or integrations are needed. Runtime analysis can find real and potential errors in the code while executing the program. To do this, the analysis needs to insert test code into the application. C-RUN is developed in-house by compiler and debugger experts and analysis instrumentation is performed completely integrated in the build chain. This reduces memory requirements and execution speed penalty to a minimum, enabling efficient testing on actual hardware. Runtime analysis helps find vulnerabilities early in the product development process, as opposed to find errors at a later stage, or even in the field, where they often have a much larger impact on production costs and time to market. “We built C-RUN with a wide range of features based on requests from our customers and research in market needs,” says Anders Holmberg, Product Manager for C-RUN, IAR Systems. “The product comes with flexible settings to enable single or multiple checks in each test run. Developers can simply select the desired checks, rebuild their project and run it in the debugger. C-RUN will give direct feedback on what went wrong and where.” “I’m glad to see such a great interest for our runtime analysis product,” comments Thomas Sporrong, Global FAE Manager, IAR Systems. “Talking to customers, my team has seen a lot of appreciation for the fact that C-RUN is easy to use, yet fully featured. The tight integration with IAR Embedded Workbench improves development workflow and makes runtime analysis a part of the regular debugging routine.” IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is a powerful compiler and debugger toolchain that incorporates a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger into one completely integrated development environment. C-RUN is available as an add-on product to version 7.20 or later of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. Learn more at www.iar.com/crun. ### Ends Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, C-RUN, visualSTATE, Focus on Your Code, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR Experiment!, I-jet, I-jet Trace, I-scope, IAR Academy, IAR, and the logotype of IAR Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. All other products names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Endomines share issue registered by Bolagsverket

The Swedish Companies Registration Office, Bolagsverket has registered the rights issue of units in Endomines AB (publ) on the 16thof December 2014. Paid subscribed units (BTU), traded under ticker ENDO BTU on Nasdaq Stockholm and under ENDOMN0114 on Nasdaq Helsinki, will be deregistered and replaced by warrants and newly issued shares. The last trading day for the BTU is on 19th of December 2014. First day pf trading with the warrants and the newly issued shares is on 5th of January 2015. Four warrants entitle the holder, not later than 9th of December 2016, to subscribe to one new share at SEK 1.10 per share. The subscription price in Finland is in euro and the subscription price will be determined based on Sveriges Riksbank’s official EUR/SEK exchange rate three days before each specific subscription period. For further information please contact:Markus Ekberg, CEO of Endomines AB, phone +358-40-706 48 50or visit www.endomines.com About EndominesEndomines conducts exploration and mining business along the 40 kilometer long Karelian Gold Line. Through various regulatory approvals, Endomines controls the exploration rights to this entire area. The Company’s first mine, Pampalo, started in February 2011. During 2014 Endomines initiated the production of ore from the mine in Rämepuro and is now planning to start mining of the gold deposit in Hosko. The ore from Hosko will, like the ore from Rämepuro, be processed in the fore the Gold Line centrally positioned upgrading plant at Pampalo. The Company’s business practices and mining operations are based on sustainable principles and on minimizing the impact on the environment. Endomines applies SveMin's & FinnMin's respective rules for reporting for public mining & exploration companies. The Company has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the JORC-code, which is the internationally accepted Australasian code for reporting ore reserves and mineral resources. Endomines vision is to participate in the future structural transformation and consolidation of the Nordic mining industry. The Company may therefore be involved in acquisitions of interesting deposits or companies, should such opportunities arise. The shares of Endomines AB are quoted on NASDAQ Stockholm under ticker ENDO and on NASDAQ Helsinki under ticker ENDOM. Pareto Securities acts as Liquidity Provider in Stockholm. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Endomines AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 15:30 CET on December 17, 2014.

Best-Selling MBS Author Releases New Book, ‘Under The Ivy’

Marcia Lake (http://www.marcialake.com/) is no ordinary writer; when she released ‘Grace’ last year, she expected to make waves, but not on such a great scale. Marcia, “It was phenomenal. I was getting requests to appear on TV, I had a cover feature in a best-selling magazine  (http://www.yourcat.co.uk/Your-Cat/my-cat-is-my-healer.html)and was in the Press and on BBC Radio – it seemed ‘Grace’ had hit a nerve.” Indeed it did. Never before had a person who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and had overcome it, been able to write so eloquently about all that she had gone through. To state Marcia is a very special person is to put it mildly. “People certainly took my story to their hearts. There was an out-pouring of congratulations after people had read my book. ‘Grace’ portrayed the reality of mental illness, but from my own point of view – I was in my twenties when I was diagnosed. It’s a shock for any person to tumble into a mental illness, but when you’re a young woman and your life is just beginning, it is devastating.” Now in her mid-thirties, Marcia, from Crawley, West Sussex,  is fully well and back on track with her career as an author, singer-songwriter (performing in London and surrounds) and has herself become a healer. “I work with cancer patients using reflexology – it’s my way of giving back. I think cancer is a lot tougher to deal with than mental illness. I feel I had the most taboo condition – but all mental illness is taboo… and that perception needs to change. There was a stigma with a lot of illnesses, such as epilepsy, and there was with cancer. Now we have reached the point where we can talk about cancer and we need to get there with mental health as well." In deciding to write a follow-up book, Marcia wanted to explain what life is like moving on, and she does so with such great prose that her collection of unique short stories and essays have come to life on the pages. ‘Under The Ivy’ is all about people who have overcome great hurdles; the stories encompass youth and all of its promise, growing older and wishing to find a soul mate, the loneliness of being unusual and the loss of love. As a book it is overwhelmingly healing – even the cover has been designed to give comfort and a sense of peace. Another common thread is the use of spiritual symbolism. “Yes, Angels and Spirit Guides – they were a part of ‘Grace’ too – I want people to know it’s all right to have spiritual beliefs and that there is a greater good; a sense of ‘more than us’. It is not about a religion, per se, - it’s about belief. Gloria Hunniford  (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2771542/White-feathers-convince-Gloria-Hunniford-guardian-angels-DO-exist-make-certain-darling-daughter-Caron-Keating-watching-her.html)also gave an interview recently about her belief in Guardian Angels; spirituality is all around us.” Marcia’s cat Indy (named after Indiana Jones) has become somewhat of a star himself. “Yes… Indy loved featuring in Your Cat Magazine  (http://www.yourcat.co.uk/Your-Cat/your-cat-magazine-s-june-2014-issue-out-today.html)when they had a double-page spread all about ‘Grace’.” It is clear to see that Marcia has never been a victim or sufferer of her illness, she has been a victor, an advocate of change and a spokesperson for those whose voices are so often restrained. “I do what I can to help others and to inform the general public about what is a life-debilitating illness. I aim to take the taboo away from it and spread common sense – we need a lot more of that in the world.” Five Star Reviews For Marcia Lake and ‘Grace’:  “Very compelling and inspiring read, highly recommend to anyone who has or had mental health issues, absolutely remarkable true story.” ““Every health professional should read this book - it is illuminating in every way.” “Marcia Lake, is so very talented and creative. She has written about her life with Schizophrenia in such a clear and concise way. She has emerged through the fog of mental illness to lead a healthy, happy and fully creative life.” “This is a remarkable book and I urge medical/psychology students and health professionals to read it, so that they may learn more about the actual people they are treating and not the illness alone.” “I cannot praise this book highly enough and cannot wait for its sequel.” “I just couldn't stop reading it. If you have ever encountered mental illness, there will be something here you will identify with. If you haven't, you will learn more than you would ever imagine.” GRACE Synopsis: When Marcia finds coping with day-to-day life hard, she slips into another reality – one where Bono confides in her and Morrissey gives her advice. Her one saving grace is her deep belief that she will get better… and her unabiding love of life. Marcia also finds that prayer, meditation and her faith in Angels pulls her through when the times are tough. ‘Grace’ really breaks down barriers and educates the reader as to what mental illness is and what those that suffer with it are going through. It does not sugar coat but tells the story from the point of view of a young, modern lady and her family; describing how they all cope with Marcia’s diagnosis. Marcia eventually changed from patient to healer – her qualification in Reflexology is her pride and joy –she is now living a completely normal life, far away from hospitals and wards. UNDER THE IVY Synopsis:  ‘Under The Ivy’ is packed with beautiful short stories and essays that all invoke a deep understanding and have a life-affirming Spiritual undertone. It is a perfect follow-up to Marcia Lake’s first book ‘Grace’, which was released in 2013 to worldwide acclaim and saw Marcia being praised for her autobiographical story of triumph over adversity. In ‘Under The Ivy,’ Marcia showcases her skill as an excellent story-teller and uses her poetic imagination to paint pictures in prose for her readers. There is a fairytale-like quality that exudes throughout ‘Under The Ivy’, yet the book was not written with a younger readership in mind - it is for everyone who has been through unrequited love, who has ever been sad, lonely or lost hope. What ‘Under The Ivy ‘does is build hope - it also builds a path to a new life for the Eternal Girl who appears regularly in the stories. She is the Anima. She is all of us: a dreamer, a hoper, a healer, a leader. Website: marcialake.com (http://www.marcialake.com/) /  Grace and Under The Ivy are published by Hope Books. Available at: Amazon & Kindle

Global Aircraft MRO Market

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) is commonly defined as “all actions that have the objective of retaining or restoring an item in or to a state in which it can perform its required function. The actions include the combination of all technical and corresponding administrative actions.” The global aviation market encompasses an estimated 80,000 aircraft around the world. The aircraft Maintenance, Overhaul and Repair (MRO) market has grown out of a trend in which airlines performed third party contract repairs. When taking into consideration the sheer amount of aircraft in service today, the MRO market has developed into an enormous market. While most sectors have been affected by shifts in the global economy, the MRO market has seen a rebound since 2009. The Infographic below highlights both the present state and future perspectives of the global MRO spendings.                                                              Link to original image: http://mb.cision.com/Public/11431/9698641/8c9dec3ea16e64bd_org.png  Basta Holdings, Inc. provides major maintenance inspections; repairs and modifications; avionics service and installations; structural repair; exterior and interior refurbishment; and complete engineering service and support for major and regional passenger carriers, government agencies and aircraft leasing companies. Our MRO facilities provide customers with a broad range of capabilities, turnkey solutions and a consistent, seamless approach across facilities. Basta’s seamless integration with your current operations, business systems and multi-vendor environments improves efficiency and information flow, allowing you to better manage your overall cost and protect your flying assets.

World leading research reaches new heights at LJMU

18 December 2014: Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has achieved world-leading status in the latest assessment of university research, with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences 0.01% off the top position in the UK. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced today, demonstrate the world-leading quality of research conducted in UK universities. For the first time in an exercise of this kind, the REF also highlights the wide-ranging and significant benefits that UK research brings to the economy and society. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences was ranked world-leading and second in the UK for its research into a number of areas; from tackling unhealthy lifestyles and obesity in children by adapting play areas and schools, working with Premiership football clubs, locally and across the country for performance analysis and injury prevention strategies, through to cardiac screening and cardiovascular health of athletes. In addition to doubling the amount of research rated as world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, LJMU has more than doubled the volume of activity rated internationally excellent or above.  Every Unit of Assessment (UoA) submitted by the University was rated as at least 45% internationally excellent or better. Other areas of particular excellence included Astrophysics for the impact of the National Schools’ Observatory on supporting the learning of UK school children, and English for the impact of writing in prisons and research into the history of everyday life. The University is now in the top half of the overall research league table, placed 61 out of 128 universities who submitted more than one UoA in the proportion of research that is world-leading or internationally excellent and is second only to Cardiff in its peer group, the University Alliance (http://www.unialliance.ac.uk/member/), making it the best in England for research under this group of global leading universities. LJMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill said: “Liverpool John Moores University is a University proud of its heritage and values. It is an international beacon for excellence in education providing exceptional student experiences with life-changing opportunities for its students and staff. The outcomes of this independent assessment of research undertaken across the UK by the government demonstrates that LJMU is conducting internationally recognised and world leading research in a diverse set of disciplines and is one of the leading institutions redefining the role of a university in the 21st Century.  Our research and scholarship motivates and inspires our students and staff and, in additional to adding to the base of knowledge, supports businesses and contributes to wealth creation for the City of Liverpool and nationally. “ LJMU’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer Professor Robin Leatherbarrow said: “The result for the University is exceptional. LJMU is fast realising our ambition to become the leading modern civic university in the UK, with research and scholarship fully embedded within our activities, informing our curriculum and having a direct impact upon the student experience.  These results will now enable us to build our reputation based on evidence and performance and to state with confidence that our students not only have the highest quality teaching but that their learning experience is informed by relevant, credible and world-leading research.” Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 key LJMU results · LJMU demonstrates World-leading research in 77% of submitted disciplines (ie. 13 out of 17 UoAs have 4* research) · On the basis of the proportion of World-leading and internationally excellent (4*+3*) research, LJMU is ranked 61st of the 128 UK universities that submitted more than a single UoA · LJMU research impact is rated as internationally excellent in all subject areas · All 17 UoAs have internationally excellent research and 96% of LJMU research submitted to REF 2014 is of international quality or better · LJMU has almost doubled the proportion of activity rated internationally excellent or above (34% in RAE2008 to 66% in REF2014) · 72% of the institution’s research impact activity is rated as internationally excellent or world-leading · Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism achieved 97% of research activity 3* & 4* overall · The University more than doubled the volume of 4* (world-leading) activity (from 8% in RAE2008 to 18% in REF2014) . To read the LJMU case studies related to the research, please visit  http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Research/128646.htm Notes to Editors: The results are produced as ‘overall quality profiles’ which show the proportions of submitted activity judged to have met each quality level from 4* to unclassified. The quality levels are: 4* World-leading 3* Internationally excellent 2* Recognised internationally 1* Recognised nationally U   Unclassified The overall quality profile awarded to each submission is derived from three elements that were assessed: 1. The quality of research outputs. This contributes 65 per cent of the overall quality profile. The panels reviewed 191,150 submitted research outputs. 2. The social, economic and cultural impact of research. This contributes 20 per cent of the overall quality profile. This is a new feature in the assessment framework. The panels reviewed 6,975 submitted impact case studies. 3. The research environment. This contributes 15 per cent of the overall quality profile. 4. The REF was undertaken by the four higher education funding bodies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. REF 2014 was managed by a team based at HEFCE on behalf of the funding bodies. 5. The REF replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), last conducted in 2008. 6. The results of the REF are available at www.ref.ac.uk from 0001 on Thursday 18 December 2014. 7. Any higher education institution (HEI) in the UK that is eligible to receive research funding from one of the funding bodies was invited to participate in the exercise. 8. The REF is a discipline-based expert review process. 36 expert sub-panels, working under the guidance of 4 main panels, reviewed the submissions and made judgements on their quality. The panels comprised 898 academics and 259 users of research. 9. 154 HEIs participated, making a total of 1,911 submissions to the 36 panels. Institutions’ submissions ranged from 3 staff submitted to a single panel, to over 2,500 staff submitted to 32 panels.10. In the 2008 RAE, the quality of research outputs was assessed in a similar way to the 2014 REF assessment. Impact was not assessed in the 2008 RAE, and the research environment was assessed in a different format against different criteria. Therefore, only the outputs element is directly comparable between the two exercises.11. For further information, see www.ref.ac.uk.

MQ strengthens earnings and financial position

It is gratifying that both earnings and cash flow are continuing to develop positively despite strong figures from the preceding year for MQ. The key to the financial improvement for the quarter lies in a higher gross margin and continued favourable cost control. First quarter (September 2014-November 2014) · Net sales amounted to SEK 357 million (372), down 4.0 percent. Sales in comparable stores fell 4.2 percent (the Swedish Retail Institute Index was down 2.2 percent). · The gross margin was 61.0 percent (60.1). · Operating profit amounted to SEK 39 million (35), corresponding to an operating margin of 10.9 percent (9.4). · Profit after tax was SEK 29 million (25), corresponding to SEK 0.83 (0.72) per share after dilution. · Cash flow from operating activities totalled SEK 10 million (6). Events during the first quarter · MQ decided to close one store in Bogstadveien, Oslo. At the same time, MQ has signed a contract for premises in Grensen, Oslo, to create MQ’s first flagship store in Norway. · A decision has been made to launch the MQ Shop Online in Norway in March 2015. · The external brand, Jumperfabriken, was launched on MQ Shop online. Events after the end of the reporting period · No events occurred after the end of the reporting period. För ytterligare information, vänligen kontaktaChristina Ståhl VD och koncernchef: 031-388 80 10Tony Siberg vVD och CFO: 031-388 84 01 MQ is one of Sweden's leading branded fashion wear chains. Through a mixture of proprietary and external brands, MQ offers men and women high fashion clothing in attractive stores. The store chain currently has 120 stores and the objective is to establish MQ as the leading brand chain in the Nordic region. The MQ share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since June 18th, 2010. For more information, see www.mq.se (http://www.mqmq.se/).

Interim report 1 September 2014 - 30 November 2014

FIRST QUARTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 – NOVEMBER 30, 2014 IN SUMMARY · Sales in comparable stores increased during the quarter by +4.5%, compared to the market´s decrease of -2.2% (Swedish Retail and Wholesale Trade Research Institute´s (HUI)). · Net sales totaled SEK 509 M (595, including the divested operation (JC)). · Operating income amounted to SEK 23 M (9, including the divested operation (JC)). · Operating income for the past 12-month period totaled SEK 14 M (3). · Profit before tax amounted to SEK 22 M (7, including the divested operation (JC)). · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 22 M (6, including the divested operation (JC)), which corresponds to SEK 0.65 (0.19) per share. · Cash from operating activities was SEK 6 M (-14). · During the quarter, three new stores were opened, all in Polarn O. Pyret´s Norwegian operations. Meanwhile, a total of five stores were closed, three in Polarn O. Pyret Sweden, and two in Brothers Sweden. · After the end of the quarter, RNB entered into an agreement on extension of the business financing from the company´s main owner, Konsumentföreningen Stockholm (SEK 200 M). The agreement provides a possibility to extend the financing by one year from 2016 to 2017. · On November 1, 2013, RNB entered into an agreement to divest the subsidiary JC to Denim Island AB. During the first quarter of 2013/2014, JC´s sales amounted to SEK 111 M and its operating income totaled SEK -6 M.

Stefan Kercza named as permanent President and CEO of Eniro

“Stefan stepped in as acting CEO of Eniro in mid-August on very short notice. The Board is impressed by the commitment and dedication Stefan has shown from his first days as acting CEO. The Board has now decided to give him full responsibility for the Group,” comments Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Chairman of Eniro. “Stefan has been a member of Group management since 2011, when he took over as President of Eniro Denmark. He has demonstrated his skills by putting the Danish operations on a path of growth. The Board is convinced that he is the right person to lead Eniro forward in the digital media market.” Stefan Kercza has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the telecom industry. Before joining Eniro he was President of Telenor’s company Uninor in India. He was also a former sales and marketing director at Telenor Denmark. “I am excited about this opportunity lead the Eniro Group, with its 250,000 customers, 8 million unique visitors and about 2,500 employees. It has been a turbulent autumn for Eniro. It is important that we now take a more long-term perspective and see how we increase our market orientation in a profitable manner,” comments Stefan Kercza, who continues: “It is essential that we are flexible and maintain a close dialog with users and customers alike, since the market is developing so rapidly. We are investing heavily in product development and in developing site content. But we must be even better at making it easier for users to find what they are looking for. At the same time, we must help our advertising customers reach interested users in an effective manner.”

PETROLIA SUBSIDIARY WINS LEGAL DISPUTE WITH PETROMENA BANKRUPTCY ESTATE

Oil Tools Supplier AS (formerly Petrolia Services AS), a subsidiary of Petrolia SE, has received the decision from Borgarting Court of Appeal regarding the claim from the PetroMENA ASA bankruptcy estate. Borgarting Court of Appeal has in majority ruled in favor of Oil Tools Supplier AS and has reduced the claim to USD 1.5 million, in line with the position of Oil Tools Supplier AS. As informed in the fourth quarter report 2012, the Estate of PetroMENA ASA, 51 % owned by Petrolia SE, is seeking to invalidate an equipment purchase of 13 November 2008 whereby Oil Tools Supplier AS purchased drilling equipment for USD 34.7 million from PetroMENA ASA. 19 March 2013, Oslo District Court ruled in favor of the PetroMENA ASA estate for USD 14 million, in addition to legal costs. Both Oil Tools Supplier AS and the Estate of PetroMENA ASA appealed the case. Borgarting Court of Appeal state in the decision that the appeal from the Estate of PetroMENA ASA “has been unsuccessful”, while the appeal from Oil Tools Supplier AS “partly has been accepted”. Consequently, Borgarting Court of Appeal reduces the claim from the Estate of PetroMENA ASA to USD 1.5 million with no legal costs awarded. The reduced claim is in line with the position of Oil Tools Supplier AS. Petrolia SE has previously made provisions for the claim and will book the residual as extraordinary income in the forth quarter 2014. Limassol/Bergen, 18 December 2014 For further information, please contact: Kjetil Forland                                                                                     Managing Director, Norwegian branch                                   Phone: +47 93 24 00 27                                                                  Mail: kjetil.forland@petrolia.no This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section of 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. About Petrolia SE Petrolia SE has three business segments: E&P, Drilling & Well Technology and OilService and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker code PDR. The core activity includes Petrolia Norway AS, an independent oil & gas company approved as a licensee on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and a group of leading rental equipment companies for the global oil industry. Petrolia SE employs a staff of around 330 highly competent employees worldwide.

Autoliv and Neonode to showcase the future of Steering Wheel technology

The joint development done to date has focused on accelerating the development of the next generation of driver interface concepts focusing on the safe and intuitive interaction between the driver and the control of the automobile. The new technology provides a light-based “touchless touch” sensing with visual guidance eliminating the need for the driver to move the hands off the wheel while interacting with the car. It will also replace mechanical switches and allows the car to know where the driver’s hands are placed on the wheel. “We are pleased to collaborate with Neonode to integrate its light-based zForce AIR MultiSensing technology into the steering wheel,” commented Johan Lofvenholm, Group Vice President Product and Process Development at Autoliv. “This will create new possibilities as we enhance our capabilities towards automated driving,” added Lofvenholm. “Neonode’s strength in innovative user interfaces, based on its proprietary optical technology, creates a joint opportunity to lead the industry towards a more powerful and innovative way to interact with automobile systems. We are delighted to work with Autoliv. Together we can create a safer and more enjoyable interaction in the driving environment,” says Thomas Eriksson, CEO at Neonode. Autoliv and Neonode will introduce the first joint concept “zForce DRIVE - Active Sensor Steering Wheel,” which is based on Neonode zForce AIR technology, at CES 2015, January 6 - 9 in Las Vegas. Inquiries: Autoliv - Thomas Jönsson, Vice President Corporate Communications, Tel +46 (8) 58 72 06 27 Neonode - Gunnar Fröjdh, Vice President of Global Sales Automotive, Tel +46-70 727 55 55, gunnar.frojdh@neonode.com

Truck deliveries in November 2014

Volvo Group Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2014 amounted to 18,224 vehicles. This was a decrease of 10% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis November deliveries declined by 16% in South America, primarily due to lower deliveries in Brazil. Deliveries in Europe declined by 31%, mainly as a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation. Deliveries in North America increased by 21% in November thanks to a continuously high demand due to fleet renewal and a good economic development in general. In Asia truck deliveries increased by 10%. Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Eicher): +---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to date |Change|+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Volvo Group |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Europe |6,291 |9,064 |-31% |65,480 |71,885 |-9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Western Europe |5,154 |7,065 |-27% |51,445 |56,101 |-8% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Eastern Europe |1,137 |1,999 |-43% |14,035 |15,784 |-11% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|North America |5,046 |4,182 |21% |52,893 |41,021 |29% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|South America |2,440 |2,898 |-16% |21,872 |26,712 |-18% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Asia |3,010 |2,768 |9% |29,378 |25,822 |14% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Other markets |1,437 |1,444 |0% |15,355 |14,474 |6% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |18,224|20,356|-10% |184,978|179,914|3% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,169 |1,366 |-14% |13,138 |12,083 |9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |1,325 |1,667 |-21% |13,663 |15,164 |-10% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |15,730|17,323|-9% |158,177|152,667|4% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |18,224|20,356|-10% |184,978|179,914|3% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Non-consolidated operations| | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2,258 |1,864 |21% |27,515 |29,114 |-5% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|DVT (100%) |23 |14 |64% |88 |199 |-56% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volumes |20,505|22,234|-8% |212,581|209,227|2% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+ Volvo In November 10,693 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 13% compared with the same month last year. In Europe 3,701 vehicles were delivered during November, down by 30% compared with November 2013. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation. Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 9% to 2,855 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year. Deliveries in South America decreased to 2,176 trucks in November, a decrease of 19% compared with November 2013. Demand for new trucks is currently low due to uncertainty regarding what the interest rates for truck financing in the governmental Finame-program will be in 2015. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Volvo |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Europe |3,701 |5,323 |-30% |38,333 |40,504 |-5% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Western Europe |2,778 |3,673 |-24% |27,083 |27,390 |-1% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Eastern Europe |923 |1,650 |-44% |11,250 |13,114 |-14% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|North America |2,855 |2,630 |9% |31,057 |23,596 |32% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|South America |2,176 |2,689 |-19% |20,180 |23,966 |-16% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Asia |1,363 |1,126 |21% |11,728 |10,918 |7% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Other markets |598 |564 |6% |5,482 |5,038 |9% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo |10,693|12,332|-13% |106,780|104,022|3% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|119 |237 |-50% |1,756 |1,622 |8% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |10,574|12,095|-13% |105,024|102,400|3% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo |10,693|12,332|-13% |106,780|104,022|3% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+  Mack Deliveries for Mack in November totaled 2,451 vehicles, a 43% increase compared with November 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Mack |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe | | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe| | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe| | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |2,156|1,527|41% |21,582|17,006|27% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |209 |110 |90% |801 |1,796 |-55% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |8 | | |17 |14 |21% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |78 |81 |-4% |949 |874 |9% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |2,451|1,718|43% |23,349|19,691|19% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t)|2,451|1,718|43% |23,349|19,691|19% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |2,451|1,718|43% |23,349|19,691|19% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Renault Trucks In November 3,155 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 39% to 1,569 trucks in November compared with the year-earlier month. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation. Deliveries by market area: +--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Renault Trucks |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe |2,590|3,741|-31% |27,147|31,380|-13% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |2,376|3,392|-30% |24,362|28,710|-15% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |214 |349 |-39% |2,785 |2,670 |4% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |20 |24 |-17% |154 |182 |-15% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |41 |70 |-41% |595 |783 |-24% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |125 |297 |-58% |2,771 |2,002 |38% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |379 |437 |-13% |4,360 |4,458 |-2% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,155|4,569|-31% |35,027|38,805|-10% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,100|1,186|-7% |11,765|10,683|10% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |486 |793 |-39% |3,954 |6,255 |-37% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |1,569|2,590|-39% |19,308|21,867|-12% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,155|4,569|-31% |35,027|38,805|-10% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  UD Trucks In November 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,925 trucks, which was an increase by 11% compared to November last year. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|UD Trucks |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |15 |1 |1400% |100 |237 |-58% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |14 |29 |-52% |296 |167 |77% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |1,514|1,345|13% |14,862|12,888|15% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |382 |362 |6% |4,564 |4,104 |11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD Trucks |1,925|1,737|11% |19,822|17,396|14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |69 |180 |-62% |1,373 |1,400 |-2% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|720 |637 |13% |7,953 |7,287 |9% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |1,136|920 |23% |10,496|8,709 |21% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD |1,925|1,737|11% |19,822|17,396|14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Non-consolidated operations | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|DVT (100%) |23 |14 |64% |88 |199 |-56% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total volumes |1,948|1,751|11% |19,910|17,595|13% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Eicher* Eicher delivered 2,258 trucks in November which is an increase by 21% compared to the amount of trucks delivered in November 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |2,258|1,864|21% |27,515|29,114|-5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,258|1,864|21% |27,515|29,114|-5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |285 |310 |-8% |4,331 |4,108 |5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|1,374|1,218|13% |16,265|18,669|-13% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |599 |336 |78% |6,919 |6,337 |9% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,258|1,864|21% |27,515|29,114|-5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+ *As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group. December 18, 2014 Reporters, who would like more information, please contact: Volvo Group Media Relations:Karin Wik, +46 765 531 020 Truck brands:Renault Trucks, Fabrice Piombo, +33 472961220Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79UD Trucks, Mansoor Ahmed, +86 10 65829122 Investor Relations:Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191John Hartwell, AB Volvo +1 201 252 8844 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit http://www.volvogroup.com/globalnews The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 a.m December 18, 2014.

Asetek Announces Significant Victory in Intellectual Property Lawsuit

December 18, 2014 — Asetek announced today that on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California unanimously ruled in favour of Asetek on all claims in its patent infringement suit against CMI USA, Inc. (“CMI,” formerly known as Cooler Master USA, Inc.).  The jury determined that, since 2012, CMI has been infringing Asetek’s U.S. Patent No. 8,240,362.  After trial began, CMI stipulated to infringement of Asetek’s U.S Patent No. 8,245,764. The jury awarded Asetek damages of $404,941 (a royalty of 14.5%) based on CMI’s infringing sales since 2012. The trial judge is expected to soon set a hearing on Asetek’s request for an injunction against CMI. “Although it is frustrating to have spent significant time and resources in a courtroom, it is rewarding to be vindicated in this way," said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “We appreciate the value of competition, but it must be done on equal terms. We will not accept anyone blatantly copying the patented solutions that we have worked so hard to bring into the market”. He continues; “Seen in the perspective of our future growth plans, especially in the data center segment, we cannot underestimate the significance of a solid portfolio of patents.” Asetek continues to litigate other patent infringement cases against CoolIT Systems and AVC (Asia Vital Components), which involve the same two Asetek patents as the CMI case. Asetek also continues to monitor the market for other infringement issues. About Asetek Asetek is the world leading provider of energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers, workstations, gaming and high performance PCs. Its products are used for reducing power and greenhouse emissions, lowering acoustic noise, and achieving maximum performance by leading OEMs and channel partners around the globe. Asetek’s products are based upon its patented all-in-one liquid cooling technology with more than 2 million liquid cooling units deployed in the field. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark with offices in California, China and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.asetek.com.  For further information, please contact: Andre S. Eriksen, Chief Executive OfficerMobile: +45 2125 7076, e-mail: ceo@asetek.com

Omrin opts for an EMC VSPEX solution from Proact for its Business Intelligence environment

The complete solution consists of two EMC VNX5200 systems including network components and linkage to/reuse of the existing HP server and VMware infrastructure. This new platform is based on EMC VSPEX which, in combination with Proact support, ensures a pre-validated, standardised platform that is fully aligned to, and perfectly fits the needs of Omrin with regard to performance, availability, and business agility.  Wilco Kooistra, Team Leader of IT Management: “We chose Proact and EMC VSPEX because EMC best reflects the wishes of the users of Omrin. Availability, quality and a sustainable approach were thereby high on the agenda." Through the use of, among other things, the Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) concept in combination with FLASH within the VNX systems, Omrin will benefit from a lower total cost of ownership and an extremely high performance for its business applications and Business Intelligence environment. In addition to the hardware and software, Proact also delivers its own professional services and 24x7 support. "Through its work with leading business partners, Proact always has access to the latest technologies and can therefore offer its customers the best combination of hardware and software. We look forward to a successful partnership with Omrin, and, together with our strategic partner EMC, we both hope to welcome many new customers", said Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands. About Omrin Omrin is the trade name of Afvalsturing Friesland NV and NV Fryslân Miljeu, both domiciled at the Hidalgoweg 5 in Leeuwarden.  Omrin is mainly active in the collection and treatment of household waste for municipalities, but we also provide our services to approximately 5,500 companies and institutions. Omrin has offices in Leeuwarden (collection and head offices), Heerenveen (De Wierde Ecopark, treatment) and Harlingen (Waste-to-Energy centre), and owns or manages seven charity shops and eleven environmental streets throughout Friesland.  About Proact Proact is Europe’s leading independent integrator in the fields of data storage and cloud solutions. Proact supplies business benefits by helping companies and authorities over the world to reduce risk and costs, and, above all, to supply flexible, accessible and secure IT services. For further information about Proact’s activities, please visit us at www.proact.eu

NCC receives construction contract in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen worth MSEK 265

“We are pleased to have been entrusted with the task of building yet another exciting housing project along Marmormolen Wharf in Copenhagen’s Nordhavnen district, a project that will allow us to be involved in providing Copenhageners with a new, attractive residential area with elegant, environmentally friendly housing units in beautiful surroundings,” says Klaus Kaae, Business Area Manager for NCC Construction Denmark. The apartments will be built on the wharf’s eastern island, adjacent to Copenhagen’s UN City. Energy and environmental performance will be top priorities during the construction of the housing project and the apartments will have a prime location with ample natural light and a view over Copenhagen Harbor. Most of the apartments will be three and four-room units, with an average floor space of 105 square meters. The vision for the housing project is to create a residential area with an emphasis on diversity that is suitable for a range of people of varying ages and takes full advantage of its unique location near both the city center and the water. The residential area will be located on an island bordered by two canals, giving the area a canal-city feeling. Considerable effort has been devoted to designing outdoor environments for the residents, with inspiring, attractive courtyards creating a striking contrast to the open sea. All of the housing units will be equipped with private balconies or small gardens. The residential area will be located near central Copenhagen, in close proximity to the local Nordhavn train station. Construction will begin in August 2015 and is expected to be completed in late 2016. The order will be registered during the fourth quarter of 2014 in the NCC Construction Denmark business area.

Saab receives order for Gripen maintenance support

The order confirms previous option of services to be provided during 2015 and includes technical system support for the Swedish armed forces and FMV in the form of operational and technical support, equipment follow-up, proposed modifications, environmental technology plus warehouse operations for replacement units. The order also includes support and maintenance operations with a focus on technical publications, ground equipment and component maintenance to guarantee the continued operation of Gripen in Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary and Thailand. In addition, the order includes spare parts for the Gripen system, which is an extension of the long-term agreement from 2012, with SEK 100 million for 2015 and a framework for a possible volume of further SEK 100 million for 2016. "This order for performance-based support and maintenance, as well as technical system support in 2015, guarantees an efficient operation for the Gripen system over the coming years," says Lars-Erik Wige, Head of Saab’s business area Support and Services. The work will be carried out at Saab's Swedish facilities in Linköping, Arboga, Järfälla, Gothenburg, Växjö and Östersund. The original June 2012 contract with FMV includes options for additional orders up to a maximum value of SEK 1.37 billion to the period ending in December 2016. With this order, a total of SEK 1.079 billion of the available options has been exercised. For further information, please contact: Saab's press centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, presscentre@saabgroup.com www.saabgroup.comwww.saabgroup.com/Twitterwww.saabgroup.com/YouTube 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.

CDON Group’s rights issue fully subscribed

The preliminary summation of the rights issue in CDON Group AB (publ) (under name change to Qliro Group) shows that the rights issue has been fully subscribed. Approximately 47.3 million shares representing approximately 95.0 per cent of the shares have been subscribed for with subscription rights. In addition, applications for subscription without subscription rights for approximately 10.7 million shares have been received. CDON Group receives approximately SEK 646.8 million before transaction costs through the rights issue. Allotment of shares subscribed for without subscription rights will be made in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus. Notifications regarding allotment of shares to those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights will be distributed today, 18 December 2014. Notifications will not be sent to those who have not been allotted shares. Through the rights issue, CDON Group’s share capital increases by SEK 99,513,186 from SEK 201,376,372 to SEK 300,889,558 in total, and the number of shares increases with 49,756,593 from 100,688,186 to 150,444,779. The new shares subscribed for with subscription rights are expected to be registered at the Swedish Companies Registration Office (SCRO, Sw. Bolagsverket) on or around 19 December 2014. Shares subscribed for without subscription rights are expected to be registered at the SCRO on or around 30 December 2014. Last day of trading in the interim shares (BTA) is expected to be on 30 December 2014. The new shares are expected to start trading on Nasdaq Stockholm on 5 January 2015. The final outcome of the rights issue is expected to be made public around 30 December 2014. Financial and legal advisers SEB Corporate Finance is acting as financial adviser to CDON Group in the rights issue and Cederquist is acting as legal adviser to CDON Group. 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Saab signs contractor logistics support contract for Gripen NG in Brazil

The CLS contract includes continuous maintenance and support services for the Gripen NG aircraft, and their associated equipment, that will be delivered to Brazil during the five years between 2021 and 2026. The CLS services will be provided to COMAER by Saab and its Brazilian partners. ”This contract secures the Gripen NG logistics support solution for Brazil. It is also an important part of Saab's commitment to deliver the Gripen NG system to the Brazilian Air Force,” says Ulf Nilsson, Head of business unit Gripen within Saab’s business area Aeronautics. The CLS contract is supplementary to the main contract with Brazil covering development and production of 36 Gripen NG aircraft, which was announced on 27 October 2014. The CLS contract will come into effect once certain conditions linked to the main contract – such as the delivery of aircraft - have been fulfilled. For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, presscentre@saabgroup.com www.saabgroup.com www.saabgroup.com/Twitter www.saabgroup.com/YouTube 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 December 19 at 08.30.

SSAB to invest in using liquefied natural gas (LNG)

At the Raahe steel mill, liquefied natural gas (LNG) will replace the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the walking beam furnace in the strip mill and be used as a support fuel in the boiler of the new power plant. Use of LNG will enable SSAB to replace the use of oil-based fuels and thus reduce particulate, NOx, SOx and carbon dioxide emissions from their present levels. Manga LNG Oy is a joint venture of Outokumpu Oyj, SSAB, Skangass and EPV Energia Oy. The terminal will be supplied by Wärtsilä Oyj. SSAB has a 25% share in the terminal project. SSAB will contribute with around EUR 7 million in equity in the Tornio terminal and will invest around EUR 5 million in the Raahe terminal. Reception, unloading and bunkering facilities for large LNG tankers, an LNG vaporization facility and a 50,000 m³ storage tank will be built at the terminal in Röyttä, Tornio. For gas deliveries, a pipeline will be built on the Röyttä industrial site and a truck loading terminal for LNG trucks The LNG will be transported by road or rail from Tornio to customer terminals and consumption points in northern Finland and Sweden. As regards SSAB, the beneficiary will be the Raahe site, which will receive deliveries of LNG by tanker truck. The terminal in Tornio will be completed in early 2018. In future, the terminal will also be able to supply LNG to ships. Earlier this fall, SSAB switched over to using LNG in one of the reheating furnaces in the hot strip mill in Borlänge, Sweden. Switching over to natural gas is part of SSAB’s strategy to make the energy system more sustainable, more cost efficient and to spread the risks by using several different types of fuel. For more information, please contact: Carl Orrling, Head of Technical Development, tel. +46 8 454 5759, carl.orrling @ ssab.com

Altor acquires Norican

Norican is a global company with more than 2,200 employees headquartered in Taastrup, Denmark. The company also has a divisional headquarter in Altrincham, UK and production in Denmark, China, India, US, Mexico, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and France. Norican is a leading global provider of a broad equipment and services portfolio to the metallic parts formation and preparation industries. The company has a diversified customer base spanning more than 15,000 active customers in almost 100 countries and over 30 end-markets. The company works closely together with its customers in order to develop innovative and cost-efficient solutions that fit the customers’ individual needs. – Norican is a world market leader in very interesting segments supported by attractive structural growth drivers. We are very impressed with the business platform that the employees and management team have built under the current ownership and we look forward to supporting the company in its future development, says Søren Johansen Partner at Altor Equity Partners. – This is yet another major milestone for the Norican Group, says Robert E. Joyce Jr., President and CEO. Being able to team with Altor, the leading Scandinavian private equity firm creates a unique opportunity for us in pursuing the next phase of our strategic evolution. While we thank our former partner, Mid Europa, for their contribution to the success of the company we jointly built over the past eight years together, we look forward to working with Altor in writing the next chapter of Norican’s great story. Mid Europa and Accession II Investment Capital Ltd are the selling majority shareholders and after the transaction Altor, together with management, will hold 100 % of the shares. Altor’s fourth fund closed in July 2014 and Norican is the second acquisition to be made. The fund is domiciled in Sweden and has a 15-year term. Nordea, SEB and Swedbank provide debt financing for the transaction. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory requirements and approvals.

IK Investment Partners to sell Agros Nova

Headquartered in Warsaw, Agros Nova is a leader in all three of its business segments, comprising fruit and vegetable preserves, ready-made food and non-carbonated beverages. The Company owns three manufacturing plants in Poland and employs around 2,000 people. Maspex is to acquire the preserves and ready-made food businesses which include Lowicz, Kotlin, Krakus, Wloclawek and Fruktus brands, two factories in Lowicz and Wasosz as well as related private label products.  Additionally, Maspex is to acquire non-carbonated beverages brand Tarczyn and functional products brand Dr Witt. The IK 2007 Fund will remain as owner of the non-carbonated beverages business with brands Fortuna, Garden and Pysio as well as the production plant in Tymienice, the distribution centre and related support functions.Following the IK 2007 Fund’s acquisition of Agros Nova in 2010, the Company focused on improving its leading position in strategic product categories. Product innovations, relaunch of key brands and a reorganisation of its sales force allowed it to gain market share in core categories. Professionalisation of the organisation and processes changed the Company into a fast-moving consumer goods group managed in line with European best practices.“After more than four years under IK’s ownership, completing our internal restructuring and relaunches of the strategic brands, handing over the Company to a reputable peer as Maspex is a very natural step. Maspex will guarantee long-term investments into brands, production sites as well as employees. I am particularly proud that the transaction will allow our employees to develop within the biggest food group in CEE,” said Marek Sypek, CEO of Agros Nova. “I will remain the CEO of both business pillars until the takeover of the acquired assets and sales force structures is completed by Maspex. Thereafter I will focus solely on managing the non-carbonated beverages business, which will remain under IK ownership.”“I would like to thank the Agros Nova team for their great efforts during the last four years. The Company has been transformed from a local beverage focused business to a professionally managed preserves and ready-made food group focused on delivering value tothe consumers without sacrificing profitability. Agros Nova proved its resilience and dynamism and I strongly believe the brands, employees and production plants will benefit from being part of the Maspex Group,” said Detlef Dinsel, Managing Partner at IK and advisor to the IK 2007 Fund.Transaction is subject to customary anti-monopoly approvals in Poland.

Volvo’s first Electric Hybrid in commercial service in Hamburg, Germany

The new Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid commenced scheduled operation in Hamburg on December 18. The starting shot for the innovative bus system coincided with the opening of the Innovation Route 109. The route will be used by the public transport company in Hamburg, the Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN), to run comparative tests of innovative drive technologies under the strict everyday conditions of scheduled services. The city of Hamburg has established the target: from 2020, only emission-free buses should be acquired by the city. Alongside three Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses, Volvo’s diesel hybrid buses in both 18 m articulated and 12 m versions will also be tested on the route, as well as battery fuel cell buses and fuel cell buses from other manufacturers. The event in Hamburg took place in the presence of Olof Persson, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, Günter Elste, CEO of HOCHBAHN, Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of Hamburg, Rainer Bomba, State Secretary at the Federal Transport Ministry and some 120 guests from the fields of politics, economics and the bus industry. “We are delighted that our new electric hybrid bus will serve the Innovation Route 109.  For us, the electric hybrid bus represent the current peak of our successful cooperation with Hamburger Hochbahn AG”, said Olof Persson.“Together, we have reached our shared goal, making public transport more efficient, quieter and more sustainable. We will continue our cooperation here in Hamburg with sustainable, low-noise vehicles.” Future drive technologies tested on a single routeThe Innovation Route 109 of HOCHBAHN will be almost exclusively served by buses with innovative drive technologies. Different types and drive modes for the sustainable buses of the future are to be tested in parallel and under identical conditions. Conventional diesel buses will also be used on the route to serve as reference vehicles in the scientific comparison of the innovative drive concepts. The Innovation Route 109 runs from the new Electric Bus Terminal near Hamburg Central Station to the final stop at the underground station in Alsterdorf. With a length of about ten kilometers, it’s highly suitable for the Volvo Electric hybrid buses, with their groundbreaking plug-in technology that permits full electric operation over at least seven kilometers. Charging takes place at the two bus terminals. With the newest vehicles, the HOCHBAHN is expanding its rolling development lab for modern drive technology to a total of about 65 vehicles. Key findings through direct comparison and cooperationOlaf Scholz, First Mayor of the City of Hamburg, is convinced that the Innovation Route will offer important findings to accelerate the development of more sustainable and resource-saving buses: “The goal of only acquiring emission-free buses from 2020 is thus feasible.” The CEO of HOCHBAHN, Günter Elste, was especially pleased about the cooperation between the industry and HOCHBAHN in this project:“In this way, we demonstrate what we want to and can achieve with electric drives – a higher quality of life in the city.” Martin Schmitz, Technology Manager of the VDV (Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e.V), Association of German Transport Companies, also regards the future opportunities for sustainable drive concepts as positive: “The use of electric buses in the German public transport system is constantly developing; nationwide, there are now about 20 projects and further will be added in the months to come.“ The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid With its world-first electric hybrid bus incorporating Euro 6 equipment, electric motor and plug-in technology, Volvo is further developing its electro mobile pioneering role. Charging takes place at the end stop using a pantograph that is integrated with the charging station. When the bus has reached its parking position under the charging mast, the pantograph is lowered to both of the charging bars on the roof of the bus when the driver presses a button. The complete charging process takes only six minutes. The lithium ion iron phosphate charger provides the electric motor (150 kW) with power. The bus travels at least seven kilometers purely on electricity, before the Euro 6 diesel aggregate switches on. On the stretches driven only on electricity, the bus is completely emission-free and extremely low-noise: Near to a Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid, the noise level can be compared to normal conversation level. The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid also offers a high level of flexibility of use: In selected areas, it can be driven on electricity alone, while it can be deployed as a hybrid bus on all scheduled routes. The technology used in the electric hybrid bus is that of the successful Volvo 7900 diesel hybrid bus, which ensures a high level of availability. Volvo Bus Corporation is taking another step forward in the direction of electrification with its Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid. There is a major interest in the new Electric Hybrid buses from numerous cities, both in Europe and in other parts of the world. Serial production is scheduled to commence early 2016. Facts Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid · The bus is equipped with an electric motor that is powered by lithium batteries. It also has a small diesel engine · The bus is charged quickly at charging stations via an overhead power connection. Recharging takes appr.6 minutes at end stations. · The bus can be driven at least seven kilometres on electricity alone, covering the distance silently and entirely without exhaust emissions · Enables indoor bus stops · 75% fuel saving1 · 60% energy reduction1 · 75% CO2 reduction1 · Length: 12 m · Height: 3280 mm · Width: 2550 mm · Passenger capacity: 95 · No. of seats, max: 32+1 (folded) · Electrical motor: Volvo I-SAM, output: 150 kW, torque, max (Nm) 1200 · Gearbox: Volvo I-Shift · Lithium-ion battery: voltage 600 V, capacity, total: 19 kWh 1)      Estimated value on a city bus route of 10 kilometres, compared to a diesel bus Euro 6. Watch the video with Volvo’s first Electric Hybrid in commercial service in Hamburg, Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FseBmNiqrd0 2014-12-19 For more information please contact:Helena Lind, Manager Media Relations, Volvo Bus CorporationPhone: +46 (0)31-323 62 57 Volvo Buses is one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, with a strong focus on vehicles and systems for long-term sustainable public transport. The product range includes complete transport solutions, city buses, intercity buses and tourist coaches, as well as services in financing, vehicle servicing, vehicle diagnostics and traffic information. Volvo Buses is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction machines as well as drive systems for marine and industrial applications. Volvo Group also provides complete financing solutions. For more information visit http://www.volvobuses.com

Adults Only App Undergoes Revamp in Anticipation of Fifty Shades Of Grey Blockbuster

Forget reading Fifty Shades of Grey. The newly revamped Fifty Daring Dates app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fifty-daring-dates/id937755041?ls=1&mt=8) is helping couples spice up their love lives with a series of secret seductions designed to put the passion back into relationships. The mobile application has been developed by a self-confessed love buff and includes fool proof seduction tips that are guaranteed to work a treat. Date tips are peppered with cherry picked prop and accessory suggestions such as scarves, massage oil and shades. The element of secrecy builds a huge sense of fun, anticipation and excitement that is sure to get partners in the mood. Since its launch in 2011 E. L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey has captivated readers across the globe. Now, the erotic romance novel has been adapted into a silver screen production starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. To celebrate the upcoming launch of the hugely anticipated film Fifty Daring Dates is offering couples fifty secret seduction ideas rolled into one ultra-convenient mobile application. Creator Mark Van Der Spuy is hoping that the app will inspire couples across the nation to turn everyday evenings into interesting, exhilarating and unpredictable romantic affairs. Van Der Spuy explains, “Contemporary couples lead incredibly busy lifestyles which can leave very little time for focusing on dates. The Fifty Daring Dates app is designed to put the spark back into relationships and help couples experiment, have fun and enjoy incredible sex. It’s the perfect way to spring a sexy surprise on their sweetheart and enjoy a secret seduction in return!” Equal emphasis is placed on guys and gals, with the app containing 25 secret seductions for him and 25 for her. Once a week each partner picks a date and carries out the instructions as stated. The element of surprise and a strict no peeking rule is guaranteed to liven up the love lives of any couple! Those wishing to really amplify their love lives can pick a ‘daring date’ on a twice weekly or even daily basis.      Van Der Spuy guarantees that his custom built app has the power to foster great sex at least once a week, every week, for one full year! What more could a couple want? All that’s required is commitment and an open mind - Fifty Daring Dates takes care of the rest. The application is compatible with iOS (requires iOS 7.0 or later) and Android devices. This gives users the freedom to access thrilling date ideas from a smartphone, tablet or other portable device.  Users must be at least 17 years old to download the app. The Fifty Daring Dates app is available to purchase for just $1.99 from the Apple iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fifty-daring-dates/id937755041?ls=1&mt=8) or Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.v1.daringdates) stores