Peab to Extend the Port of Kapellskar

To ensure the shipping industry in the Stockholm region and to meet future traffic trends, volumes and vessel sizes the Port of Kapellskär now extends. The mission Peab received include an expansion of the port plan on 80,000 sqm. - We are very pleased to start the expansion and modernization of our harbour plan in Port of Kapellskär, for us and for our customers. Together with Peab and their solid construction experience, we have taken a major step towards a successful rollout, says Tobias Kednert, Project manager at Ports of Stockholm. - One of the big challenges of this project is to port to operate in full operation during construction. It is a challenge for both us and our customers, but with good cooperation, we will solve it together, says Anders Nykvist, Construction manager at Peab. - As community builders, we are proud to be contracted to construct Port of Kapellskärs harbor plan that helps to ensure shipping in Stockholm, says Beth Larsson, Project manager at Peab.Completion is scheduled in November in 2016.The project will order reported in the third quarter in 2014.Peab AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 11 September 2014 at 08.00 a.m. For further information, please contact:Berth Larsson, Project manager Peab, +46 733 37 48 94Tobias Kednert, Project manager Stockholms Hamnar, +46 8 670 27 67Niclas Brantingson, CIO Peab, +46 733 37 20 06

MTG extends exclusive rights to Formula 1® in Scandinavia and Baltics

The qualifying sessions and races from all grand prix weekends will be shown live with local commentary on MTG’s online pay-TV service Viaplay in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, as well as in HD on MTG’s TV channels TV3+ (Denmark) and Viasat Motor (Norway, Sweden), and Viasat Sport Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). In addition to race coverage subscribers to the Viasat satellite platform and Viaplay will receive additional coverage such as, on-board camera feeds, driver tracking and timing, and highlights.    MTG’s channels are available on its own Viasat satellite platform and a wide range of third party pay-TV networks, ensuring that Formula 1® racing will continue to attract a dedicated following amongst its large and loyal fan base. F1® racing attracted a global TV audience of 450 million people in 2013 and is hugely popular in the Nordic and Baltic region with current drivers such as the Sweden’s Marcus Ericsson and Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen. Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Group, commented: “I am delighted we have managed to continue our successful relationship and hope that together we can continue to grow the Formula One fan base.” Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO, commented: “Formula One is one of the world’s most exciting and watched sports, and is widely followed in our territories. We have enjoyed a long and successful involvement in the sport and partnership with its management team, so it is great to extend this for years to come. As with so many of our sports rights, we hold them for a long time so that we can invest in the brands and help build the audiences. Our live sports offering is the clear market leader – both on and off line – and we are as committed as ever to bringing our viewers the very best in sports entertainment.”  ***

Millicom and Kalixa create online payments processing partnership for Africa and Latin America

The joint venture will offer payment acceptance services for both businesses and consumers, including payment gateway and point of sale solutions for merchants as well as 1-click payment and eWallet provision for online customers. The partnership will cover the end-to-end payment ecosystem and will offer multi-device and cross-platform services. The joint venture will benefit from Millicom’s existing reach across Africa and Latin America through its high-profile “Tigo” infrastructures in fourteen countries and its online partnerships in 31 countries. It will also draw on Kalixa’s experience of providing a full range of payment services, including issuing, acquiring and acceptance solutions to over 8,000 merchants across 100 markets. The initial phase of the joint venture will begin in H2 2014 and will provide an end-to-end service for ecommerce providers. Brazil is the largest market in Latin America with around 60% of its ecommerce by volume and 80% of the continent’s top 500 e-merchants present there. In Colombia, Millicom’s largest market in Latin America, ecommerce is growing significantly at over 60% annually with 50% of internet users enjoying online shopping. Millicom’s CEO and President, Hans-Holger Albrecht said “Working with Kalixa will enable us to offer a complete digital payments service in markets where ecommerce is growing rapidly and where we already have a strong presence. It is a great combination of our respective expertise.”       Ed Chandler, CEO of Kalixa, commented “As developing markets, Latin America & Africa represent a combined $1.78 [1] trillion opportunity for the payments industry. Our partnership with Millicom is the first step in making payments easier for merchants and consumers in these regions by offering a connected service with the full spectrum of payment services being offered under one roof. As we have already seen in Europe, by removing unnecessary links in the chain we can service customers more efficiently. This allows us to pass the value back to help merchants capitalise on the digital explosion happening in this region” ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] Sources: Euromonitor - Assessing the payment landscape in Latin America. CapGemini - 8th Annual World Payments Report 2012

Finnair expands UK network with Flybe codeshares from Manchester

Finnair is extending its network throughout the United Kingdom with new codeshare services from Manchester operated by partner airline Flybe. Effective 15 September, Finnair code will be added to Flybe services from Manchester (MAN) to 10 regional airports: Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast City (BHD), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT), Glasgow (GLA), Inverness (INV), Isle of Man (IOM), Jersey (JER), Newquay (NQY) and Southampton (SOU). The codeshares enable smooth connections via Manchester between these cities and Helsinki, as well as to Finnair’s wider network including 15 Asian destinations. The timetables for Finnair’s twice-daily services between Manchester and Helsinki are designed for optimal connections to Asia. “We are pleased to be able to offer an expanded network of services throughout the UK with our good partner Flybe,” says Hannu Sundberg, Finnair’s Director Commercial Partnerships. “Greater connectivity with these regional centres of the UK enhances the ability of our customers to travel to and conduct business all over the British Isles, while also opening up Finland and Finnair’s extensive Asian network to more UK travellers.” “The agreement with Finnair is an exciting development for Flybe and we are delighted to be working with such an excellent and well-respected airline,” says Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The codeshare is a win-win for both airlines. For Flybe, it furthers our ambition of being ‘One Stop to the World’ from the UK regions and enables us to reach out to a new and different market, whilst at the same time further facilitating the needs of our leisure and business passengers.” Separately, Finnair also cooperates with Flybe affiliate Flybe Finland, a joint venture between Finnair and Flybe established in 2011. Flybe Finland operates a mixture of contract-flights on behalf of Finnair as well as its own flights around Finland and the Nordic region from its base at Helsinki Airport. Finnair customers can earn and redeem Finnair Plus points on any Flybe-operated flight that also carries Finnair’s AY flight designator.

SKF’s Capital Markets Day – giving a broader understanding of SKF’s business

Gothenburg, Sweden, 11 September 2014: The purpose of SKF’s Capital Markets Day in London on 10 September was to give investors and analysts a broader understanding of SKF’s business. All of SKF’s executive management was there, as well as a number of business unit managers. SKF’s President and CEO, Tom Johnstone commented on the day: "We have had a very lively and interactive Capital Markets Day. We took the opportunity of digging deeper into our business in a number of areas and specifically focused on how we are working with the asset life cycle with our customers. We also took the opportunity of looking at the priorities and steps we are taking to enable us to achieve our financial targets. I want to thank everyone for their strong interest in SKF.” SKF presented various examples of how customers benefit from its asset life cycle approach. One example was from the cement industry, where an end-user customer approached SKF with a vibration problem. After uncovering the cause of this problem, SKF designed a customized solution that was subsequently adopted by an OEM supplier. This led to additional new business for SKF. An SKF customer, the mining company RWE Power, presented at the event why it chooses to work with SKF as a strategic partner and how it has benefited from using SKF’s solutions. Dr.-Ing. Bruno van den Heuvel, explained: “SKF not only has high-quality products, service levels and excellent delivery performance; it also has deep knowledge about bearing systems and it understands our assets and special operating conditions.” In-line with the Company’s strategy to expand its services and solutions business both organically and through acquisitions, SKF announced that it has acquired two companies. These are GLOi, a Swedish-based alignment technology solutions company and Hofmann Engineering North America, a specialist engineering services company located in Canada. SKF’s development within the renewable energy market was also featured, with particular focus on the wind energy market and its expanding aftermarket. SKF is a trendsetter in this market through developing condition monitoring systems, SKF WindCon, bearings for main shafts, SKF Nautilus, and the quality standard, SKF Wind Industry Quality Standard, to ensure common standards and traceability for critical components. SKF is also supporting the expanding wind aftermarket with spare parts, and has developed a strong position in this market.  The lubrication business focused on automatic systems having a potentially significant environmental and business impact. Automated lubrication systems use 30% less grease than those with manual lubrication and since only about 20% of all lubrication points are automatic today, this provides a major environmental gain and business opportunity. SKF’s good business development in Asia was focused, highlighting China where SKF is building on its strong portfolio management and creating leading positions in selected market segments. The successful development of SKF’s second brands was covered along with their strong growth and widening global presence. At last year’s Capital Markets Day the continuing strong order intake from automotive customers was highlighted and some deliveries to them have now commenced. A number of customer testimonials were shown during the day, for example from Volvo Cars, Geely, Great Wall, Dongfeng and Hyundai. SKF has developed a number of strategic partnership agreements in the Automotive sector. One example is Great Wall in China. The partnership will enable SKF to be involved very early in the customer’s development work as a preferred supplier. This provides a major opportunity for SKF to gain long-term business agreements for new platforms. SKF confirmed its long-term targets and showed a bridge with the components that could bring the company to its operating margin target of 15%. It was also shown how the planned working capital target of 27% could be achieved by 2017. This would free up around SEK 3 billion of capital. SKF’s programme aimed at reducing annual costs by SEK 3 billion by the end of 2015 was discussed and examples of achieved cost reductions were presented. For example significant reductions in purchasing costs have been made through a center led purchasing operation, supplier reduction programs and applying leading purchasing practices such as strategic sourcing and integrated cost reduction programs. The number of direct material suppliers have been reduced from 6000 in 2012 to around 4000 in 2014, with the goal of around 2000 in 2016. We also shared how total costs for lubricants were reduced by 15 % and for plastic and corrugated packaging by 10%. ExhibitionTo provide a better understanding of SKF, several exhibition areas were made available during the day. The main focus was on SKF’s asset efficiency optimization capability. This part of the exhibition showcased a wide range of condition monitoring solutions, including SKF’s online and offline devices, and Remote Diagnostic Services, as well as the latest mobile application developments. A highlight of the exhibition was SKF’s latest breakthrough technology SKF Insight®. Products and solutions for wind energy, as well as for lubrication systems and vehicle aftermarket solutions were also highlighted. The entire day was filmed and will be available on SKF’s website. Aktiebolaget SKF     (publ)

Addendum:  OnCore License

The license agreement has a term that may extend to the expiry of the patents that are the subject of the license agreement. Currently, the maximum term would extend to 2031, assuming no patent term extensions. The term could be shorter if the license agreement were terminated, such as for example, if the product demonstrates lack of efficacy or safety during development.  The payment terms under the license agreement involve an upfront payment that is non-material in amount in comparison to the total potential remuneration referred to in the press release.  When received, all payments including the initial payment will be visible in NeuroVive’s quarterly financial reporting.  The payment terms under the license agreement are conditional upon the occurrence of uncertain future events.  Thus, if those events do not occur, such as for example due the lack of efficacy or safety of the product, the affected payments will not occur.  The licensed compound is at a pre-clinical stage of development which means that its chances of reaching the market are subject to a number of contingencies that are not within the control of NeuroVive.  These include scientific and clinical risk that the product might during development be shown to lack efficacy or safety, partner risk that OnCore might choose to develop other substances in preference to the one licensed from NeuroVive or might be unable financially or otherwise to carry out the development, and regulatory risk that the medicinal products regulatory authorities in the numerous countries that make up the market for this product might not authorize the marketing of the product or might have requirements that extend or delay the time it takes to bring the product to market.  There are several other contingencies that apply in the ordinary course of development of any pre-clinical medicinal product of this type and investors are urged to review NeuroVive’s public disclosure documents for further general information on the development of NeuroVive’s products. About NeuroVive Pharmaceutical NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ), a leading mitochondrial medicine company, is developing a portfolio of products to treat acute cardiovascular and neurological conditions through mitochondrial protection. These medical conditions are characterized by a pressing medical need and have no approved pharmaceutical treatment options at present. NeuroVive’s products CicloMulsion® (heart attack) and NeuroSTAT® (traumatic brain injury) are currently being evaluated in phase III and phase II studies, respectively. NeuroVive’s research programs also include products for the treatment of brain cell injury in stroke patients, and drug candidates for cellular protection and treating mitochondria-related energy regulation diseases. NeuroVive’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, Sweden. For Investor Relations and media questions, please contact:Ingmar Rentzhog, Laika Consulting, Tel: +46 (0)46 275 62 21 or ir@neurovive.seIt is also possible to arrange an interview with NeuroVive’s CEO Mikael Brönnegård at the above contact. NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ)Medicon Village, SE-223 81 Lund, SwedenTel: +46 (0)46 275 62 20 (switchboard), Fax: +46 (0)46 888 83, NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is required to publish the information in this news release under The Swedish SecuritiesMarket Act. The information was submitted for publication on 11 September 2014, at 9.00 a.m. CET.

GrayMatter acquires Talents Technology Oy in Finland

GrayMatter Software Services Oy acquires Talents Technology Oy, Finland in a quasi-acquisition deal to jump start operations in Finland. This transaction demonstrates intent and speed of execution shown by GrayMatter worldwide towards ramping up their global R & D operations in Finland. The Airport Analytics (AA+) product is already on the global map with a few strategic deployments establishing the product solution as a game-changer for the Airport industry. Tekes grant (Tekes is the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) for the product innovation R&D of AA+ only highlights the market potential of Airport Analytics solution and is poised to take the product to its planned leadership position. Towards this goal the Talents team with its exemplary record is ideally placed to deliver desired results. One of the factors for this acquisition was the perfect fit that Talents Technology team bought to the table in terms of knowledge and skill sets. Vikas Gupta, CEO for GrayMatter worldwide, emphasized that “This acquisition is a great synergy and partnership wherein minds and vision meet. The capability & skills showcased by Andy’s team is exactly what we need to build our global products & solutions.  Andy is a fabulous guy and the team complements our global vision for product innovation and strategic Big Data Analytics & Data discovery solutions worldwide” The  acquisition process is now complete with seamless integration of the teams with Andy Kozak, (former Managing Director) Talents Technology Oy elaborating “We believe this partnership and integration with GrayMatter is a step forward for us towards expansion into  the global markets  with an experienced International player  who has a formidable presence in markets like  USA, EMEA & Asia “. The Helsinki Business Hub team has been key for the growth of GrayMatter team in Finland with some solid ground support and validation of important information whenever required. It was no different in this transaction and the support has been ongoing. “Very happy to see foreign companies thrive here in Helsinki. The Talents acquisition is yet another successful stepping-stone for GrayMatter in its quest to establish a global R&D center here”, says Micah Gland, deputy CEO of Helsinki Business Hub.” Additional information and interview requests: GrayMatterStanny J D , Director – Marketing & Corporate CommunicationE-mail:, +91 9986594215, Skype: stannyjd Talents Technology Oy, HelsinkiAndrej Kozak, Managing DirectorE-mail: GrayMatter Software Services Oy established in 2013, is a wholly owned subsidiary of GrayMatter Software Services Private Limited in India.  An ICT consultant and solution provider with core focus on business intelligence, data analytics, Big Data, DWH modelling, data discovery and reports optimization. GrayMatter is known for its innovative industry-specific analytics products and best-in-class solutions in BI services, using best-of-breed technologies and guaranteeing significantly higher returns to clients. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India with global offices in USA (Texas), Hungary (Budapest), UK (London) and Middle-east (Abu Dhabi). Talents Technology Oy was founded in the year 2002 in Finland with core focus on Business Intelligence professional services having key customers like Nokia a part of their portfolio. The Talents team build on several years of experiences of some of industries accomplished professionals and partner companies in Central and Eastern Europe. On the foundation of simplicity, openness and honesty Talents Technology Oy have become a strong player in the IT and Telecom consultancy market. Helsinki Business Hub is the investment promotion organization for Greater Helsinki. Funded by public sources, Helsinki Business Hub identifies business opportunities for international companies and helps them thrive in the heart of business in Finland, Russia and the Baltics.

Only-apartments Reveal Top Destinations for UK Holidaymakers

Despite the wrath of the credit crunch, short summer getaways still remain high on the priority lists of everyday Brits. In fact according to research from OnDevice, nine out of ten UK residents planned to take a summer holiday in 2014, with 58% of respondents intending to travel overseas.  Only-apartments leads the way in cost effective European holiday accommodation and has offered first hand insight into the destination trends of 2014 British holidaymakers. Alon Eldar, CEO of Only-apartments said, “It truly is fascinating to see the holiday trends of contemporary British travellers. While there were some expected appearances from the usual culprits, there were also some surprise entries from lesser known European destinations that appear to be gaining momentum with British holidaymakers.” Fronting the list of most popular destinations was sunny Spain. With its cosmopolitan culture, fascinating attractions and stunning beaches, it’s not hard to fathom why 95% of Spain-bound holidaymakers set their sights on Barcelona. And with 1521 apartments in Barcelona located everywhere from La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter to Barcelona Beach and El Raval, sightseers are spoilt for choice on where to stay.  Taking the second place crown was Germany, with the majority of travellers making a beeline for Berlin. Hungary made a surprising appearance in third place, surpassing the well-loved Italian cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. According to Only-apartments, Budapest’s stunning architecture, fascinating history and mouth-watering cuisine also outplaced the eternally popular Paris. With 953 apartments currently listed in the country’s beautiful capital, Only-apartments offers Hungarian holidaymakers a huge amount of accommodation choice.  The Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto drew sixth place, followed by Croatia’s Dubrovnik and Split. The Netherlands was the eighth most popular choice for British travellers, with the majority of tourists basing themselves in eclectic Amsterdam. With cheap flights, unique attractions and unrivalled entertainment, Amsterdam attracts an estimated 15,749,000 tourists every year. England won itself status as the ninth most popular destination, a position that reflects the growing trend for staycations. For those wanting to take advantage of the convenience and affordability of staycations, Only-apartments offer 449 unique listings scattered across the UK.   Czech Republic and Turkey brought up the rear in tenth and eleventh place. Prague and Istanbul make for fantastic city breaks while Turkey’s Turquoise Coast is a mecca for sun seekers in search of a little Vitamin D. With the average holidaymaker spending just over £1000 per trip, price is still an important factor for vacationing Brits. Only-apartments is helping the nation bring their holiday dreams to life with its huge range of budget friendly accommodation options located in all the UK’s favourite holiday destinations. To find out more about Only-apartments and browse the extensive range of accommodation options across Europe, visit the website at:

Haglöfs and ASICS France announce new future cooperation

Haglöfs, which belongs to the ASICS Corporation since 2010, will during fall initiate cooperation with ASICS subsidiary ASICS France. “We started our business in France with NordOuest in 2004 and Mr. Jean Marc Decloitre and his team have since then built a brand position which we now intend to build on further with the strength of ASICS leadership in the French market”, says Richard Jägrud, product director and Interim Managing Director at Haglöfs. The recruitment of a separate Haglöfs sales force will begin shortly and Haglöfs and ASICS further plan for a Haglöfs’ showroom in the area around Annecy. “The new setup is a natural step for us and gives us the possibility to even further improve the service to our customers. Both Haglöfs and our customers will benefit from the synergies of having both brands under one ownership”, concludes Richard Jägrud. NordOuest will finish the sales cycle for Spring/ Summer 2015 and will deliver customer orders until the 31st of May 2015. Text and associated images can be downloaded at more information, please contact: Richard JägrudProduct Director & Interim Managing Director                                                                          +46 70 330 06 92                                                                      

Thule towbars becomes the stand-alone entity Brink Group B.V.

In line with the strategic direction to focus the Thule Group’s business on outdoor and sport products for active consumers, Thule Group announced on June 18th this year the intention to prepare an external sales of the towbar business by first spinning off the towbar division from the Thule Group’s main business in the sports and outdoor sector, allowing both divisions to continue with full focus on their mutual strategic directions. The name of the standalone entity will be Brink Group and the towbars will be branded Brink. This means that the standalone towbar business will utilize the historical name that the towbar business had when the company was first acquired by Thule Group in 2006. Magnus Welander, CEO of Thule Group, says in a comment, “Our strategic focus to build on our market leading position in outdoor&sport products for active consumers around the world is very clear, as seen for example by our recent successful entry with several new product categories such as bike child seats and stroller/joggers within the product category we call ‘Active with Kids’ and the launch a number of award winning bags in the camera, bike and technical backpack category. In this context, the towbar business was no longer a core business for Thule Group. “I know that Gerrit de Graaf and his team have the management competence and the right strategic plans to continue to develop the towbar business going forward, but considering the Thule Group’s strategic direction I am convinced that the new structure will benefit both companies.”, concludes Magnus Welander. The head office for Brink Group will be situated in Staphorst, the Netherlands. The company will continue to be majority owned by Nordic Capital Funds VI and VII (“Nordic Capital”) and the chairman of the new company will be Anders Pettersson, former CEO of Thule Group until 2009. Gerrit de Graaf, currently Business Area President Towing within Thule Group and future CEO of Brink Group, comments, “For both our OE and aftermarket customer as well as for our end users, other than the change of name, the new organisational set up will have no consequences. Brink Group will continue to be headed by the existing management team. Our owner, Nordic Capital Funds VI and VII, will continue to enable us to invest significantly in innovative projects both in OE and Aftermarket, and in expansion and renewal of our production setup towards continuous optimisation of product and production excellence.”, concludes Gerrit de Graaf. Welcome to the combined Thule and Brink booth at Automechanika in Hall 4.0, Row A, Stand 11 (directly at the main entrance of the hall). 

UK Mail achieves ISO 27001 certification for all its UK Locations

The certification, with a scope which encompasses all 52 of its depots and all its staff, serves not only to demonstrate UK Mail’s ( compliance with a ‘best practice’ standard, but also its commitment to protecting the information owned and under its care. Commenting on the certification Guy Buswell, CEO at UK Mail, said “We are immensely proud of our achievement which includes all UK Mail locations and over 3,000 staff.  We are the only UK carrier to have achieved ISO 27001:2013 and so the certification acts as a significant market differentiator.  It shows how seriously we treat the information of all our customers, irrespective of the service we deliver to them, whether that is through our traditional delivery services or through our online imail application.”      ISO 27001 is a best practice framework for an information security management system (ISMS) which enables organisations to identify the risks to their important information and implement appropriate controls to reduce the risks.  The focus of the Standard is on continually improving policies, processes and working practices.  Certification to ISO 27001 provides organisations with an independent verification of its ability to manage information security. Tony Smollett, IT Director at UK Mail, further comments “In today’s 24 x7 cyber world, our information and information systems are exposed to an ever increasing range of information security threats.  Our customers are aware of these threats and are seeking assurance that their information is secure when being processed by UK Mail.  As part of our ISO 27001 implementation, we conducted a comprehensive information risk assessment and have implemented a series of additional security measures, including an extensive staff training and awareness programme.  This Standard will help reassure our customers and ensure we remain one of the UK’s leading and most trusted UK distribution and integrated delivery networks.” UK Mail was assisted by Ultima Risk Management through all stages of its ISO 27001 implementation and its ISMS was assessed and approved by Certification Europe, a UKAS approved certification body. ENDS Notes to Editor: UK Mail Group: The UK Mail Group is the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK, offering quality, yet affordable, delivery solutions both locally and worldwide. With a national network of 55 sites and 3,500 drivers, it is able to offer customers a unique integrated service with a full range of time-sensitive and secure delivery options for letters, parcels and pallets. UK Mail is committed to pushing the boundaries of the post and express parcel delivery markets and continues to launch product innovations that deliver commercial advantage to customers. Contact Details: For further information please contact: Lisa Bellamy, Head of Group Communications, UK Mail, 0121 335 1190 or

Resolutions adopted at SSAB’s Extraordinary General Meeting on 11 September 2014

Directors It was resolved that the Board of Directors shall comprise nine directors. It was resolved to elect Petra Einarsson, Kim Gran and Matti Lievonen as new directors of the Board of Directors. Anders G Carlberg, Matti Sundberg and Pär Östberg had announced that they are leaving the Board of Directors in connection with the Extraordinary General Meeting. The Board of Directors will, from the time when the resolution becomes effective and until the end of the next annual general meeting, consist of the following directors elected by the general meeting: Petra Einarsson, Kim Gran, Jan Johansson, Matti Lievonen, Martin Lindqvist, Annika Lundius, Sverker Martin-Löf, John Tulloch and Lars Westerberg. Board fees It was resolved that Board fees on annual basis shall be paid in the amount of SEK 1,650,000 to the Chairman of the Board and SEK 550,000 to each director who is not employed in the Group, to apply for the last six months prior to the next annual general meeting. For the period up until then, Board fees shall be paid on annual basis according to the same levels as was resolved at the Annual General Meeting 2014, i.e. Board fees on annual basis shall be paid in the amount of SEK 1,425,000 to the Chairman of the Board and SEK 475,000 to each director who is not employed in the Group. Compensation to directors in respect of committee work shall be paid on annual basis according to the same levels as was resolved by the Annual General Meeting 2014, i.e. in the amount of SEK 100,000 each, with the exception of the position of Chairman of the Audit Committee, for which payment shall be made in the amount of SEK 125,000. This information is published by SSAB pursuant to the requirements of the Finnish Securities Market Act and the Swedish Securities Market Act. Submitted for publication at 11.00 am CET, September 11, 2014.

GF LASER (GFL) announces massive expansion plans.

Business in the UK  continues to boom into the final quarter of 2014, with a reported 2.9 million businesses planning to expand over the next 3 months ( As the market for laser cutters across the UK continues to surge, one such company GFL; a growing Midlands based company, continues their expansion plans. There will be a significant increase in its capacity and productivity with the following investment: Trumpf TruLaser Cell 7040 split cabin 5 axis laser cutting machine This machine will complement GFL’s existing 5 axis capacity by allowing it to take on higher volume production work: cutting pressings, spinnings and extrusions. The split cabin laser is one of the fastest laser cutting machines of its kind. It has the unique ability to cut in one cabin whilst the workpiece is being set up in another cabin. This means shorter production times and significant cost savings for customers. Trumpf 3030 Flatbed Laser Following an impressive number of large contract wins, GFL has also increased its flatbed laser cutting capacity with the purchase of an additional Trumpf 3030 laser. This laser can cut material up to 25mm thick and has two cutting tables for fast turnaround of cut parts. As part of the capital investment GFL has also secured new premises which it will move into later this year. The new premises give GFL almost three times as much space to cater for further expansion over the coming years. Located in the heart of the West Midlands, the new premises are conveniently situated to the existing factory, meaning their customer base will not see any disruption in service. Simon Tregillus, Commercial Director of GFL, commented that “This large investment in machinery and premises underlines our commitment to growing GFL into one of the premier laser cutting companies in the UK. Our workforce are committed to meeting the market requirements for a fast turnaround service without compromising on quality." With 24/7 shift patterns and specialised areas of cutting, GFL are well positioned to see a pronounced increase in productivity and profitability from their heavy investment. Offering next day delivery within the UK and Europe, the company prioritise efficiency to make them one of the most rapidly expanding operators in their sector. To discuss your laser cutting requirements further please call +44 (0)121 557 2294 or visit their website at

Sold out lunch! show prepares for its biggest ever edition

lunch! – the UK’s premier trade event for the food-to-go market – has now sold out of all its available exhibition space at the three-floor Business Design Centre in London.  As thousands of buyers from across the UK’s retailing, hospitality, snacking, convenience, and catering sectors prepare to visit on 23-24 September, organiser Diversified Communications UK has confirmed that – with over 300 exhibiting companies – lunch! 2014 is its biggest edition yet. As in previous years, the last few remaining stands were all booked by newcomers; including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Wine Innovations (creators of The Tulip single serve prefilled wine glass), Baxters Food Group, The source Naturals cold-pressed juices, and heat seal technology experts Soken Engineering. Other new exhibitors set to make their lunch! debut include Cuisine Solutions Europe, Norseland, Barber's Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Butterfly Cup, Brew Tea Company, I am fresh! (Orchard House Foods), Whitworths – Healthier Snacking, Naanster and Stowies, Ten Acre, Duke of Delhi, Lovemore Free From Foods, UCD the Ancillaries Store, Proper Cornish, CocoMojo, Vittles Foods, Folkington's Juices, Metcalfe's skinny, Manitowoc Foodservice, Coveris, and Little Cherry. Whilst returning exhibitors include Barclaycard, Mr Sherick’s Shakes, Magrini, Matthew Algie, Unox UK, Alan Nuttall, Sheep Print, Lick Frozen Yoghurt, Fairtrade Beverage Systems, Kavis, Northern Ireland Naturally, Pidy, Impress Sandwiches, Bagel Nash, Willie’s Cacao, Taylors of Harrogate, SHS Sales & Marketing, Proper Cornish, Shaken Udder Milkshakes, and Nestlé Professional Food. New product previews from lunch! exhibitors are now available to view on the show’s website at: · Food highlights: · Drink highlights: · Equipment & packaging highlights: Given the selection of products on offer – everything from fresh ingredients, coffee, cakes and pastries, savoury snacks and dips, to artisan breads, specialty cheeses, gourmet oils, preserves and sauces, juices, and smoothies, plus all the latest specialist equipment, packaging, disposables, and catering technology – it’s no surprise that the word that appears most often in lunch! testimonials is ‘innovation’. “lunch! 2013 was a terrific event,” comments Marcel Khan, director of operations at Five Guys UK, who “highly recommends” the show after his visit last year.  “The common threads running through the amazing breadth of suppliers were innovation, passion and great taste!” “I think lunch! is the premier place for food retailers to get an insight into all the food innovation that is happening across the country,” agrees frequent visitor Andrew Walker, former managing director of Pret A Manger. It is this focus on innovation, which keeps everyone – from big name high street operators like Subway, M&S, Tesco, EAT., Pret, Costa, and Greggs to thousands of independent bakeries, delis, sandwich shops and coffee houses, returning year after year. To register for a free trade pass to lunch!, taking place on 23-24 September at the Business Design Centre in London, please visit and quote priority code PR (direct link: ###


Middlesbrough, UK - Athletics hero Richard Kilty is celebrating again - after winning the support of Acklam Car Centre ( The 60m indoor world champion and European number one has just announced a new sponsorship deal with Middlesbrough based Acklam Car Centre. Richard, 24, who was born just a few minutes away from the popular dealership joined forces with Chris Andrews, of Acklam Cars, after popping in to look for a car. Chris was so impressed with the local boy’s achievements he asked if he could help with sponsorship. Last week Richard, who now lives in Stockton-on-Tees, took delivery of a white Toyota GT, worth £20,000. Now he’ll use the vehicle to travel to and from meets and training and says it’s been a massive boost. As he explains: “Whilst I have National sponsors, it is very important to me to also have a sponsor from Teeside. “I grew up across the road from Acklam Car Centre so I knew the business and the quality of the cars they sold. “I’m so pleased that Chris Andrews and Acklam Car Centre are sponsoring me, as for me, it’s so important to use the interest in my sporting success to help create more interest in Teeside businesses, particularly the ones that I’ve grown up close to.” The sponsorship is the second sporting partnership for the dealership which already works with local boxer, Simon Vallily ( Speaking about the partnership, Chris, 36, added: “As a well-known local firm we’re always looking for ways to put something back into the community and support local athletes. “When you look closely at Richard’s story and what he has gone on to achieve it truly is amazing. “From where he’s come from and he’s got so much more to give. “We’re really delighted to be able to help him in any way we can.” Ends

The latest edition of FOUR Germany is out now

We accompany Klaus Erfort into the kitchen and experience the atmosphere in his restaurant. While he talks about his reduced, clear and straightforward three-Michelin-star cuisine, we discover that he cooks with heart and soul. Douce Steiner is following the classic French line with modern touches and speaks about family and the successes and failures of her two-Michelin-star restaurant Hirschen in Sulzburg. Andreas Caminada opens the doors of Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland, where he transforms ordinary products into stars on the plate. He gives an insight into the inspirations behind his culinary art and what it means to him. Nils Henkel celebrates pure nature in Schloss Lerbach. He has stepped out of the shadow of his former master chef and takes us through the process of how to create a seasonally-influenced two-Michelin-star menu. This edition also features a variety of contributions from prominent authors and columnists. Prof. Dr. Ingo Scheuermann discusses the fine-dining guest as an unknown creature in the food column; Thomas Platt discovers an unusual favourite of the fine dining scene in Berlin in the restaurant column; and Severin Corti dedicates the wine column to the often disadvantaged rosé wine whose refreshing complexity convinces more and more food lovers of its qualities. FOUR Germany is also devoted to traveling, experiencing and discovering arts and cultures, starting with a portrait of the flashy, colourful and sometimes oblique artist Jeff Koons. Florian Maaß clarifies why the trendy Stockholm is worth a visit, and we discover the largest and most luxurious hotel suites in the world. This issue’s cover was a collaboration of Danish food photographer René Riis with Kyl21 and was created exclusively ( for FOUR. Distribution Available in select newsagents in Germany and Austria; iTunes (; beach, golf and yacht clubs; firstclass- and business class lounges at international airports Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt as well as five-star hotels such as Kempinski, Marriott, RitzCarlton, Steigenberger, Sacher, Imperial, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons and many more. This edition is also available in 50 of Germany's best restaurants, including Restaurant Amador, Mannheim; La BelleEpoque, Travemünde; Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn; Aqua, Wolfsburg; Jacobs Restaurant, Hamburg and more. The print edition will be available from Wednesday, 24 September 2014. The digital edition is available from Thursday, 11 September 2014 on iTunes ( and e-paper at and Pre-orders can be purchased here: subscription ( About FOUR – The World’s Best Food Magazine   Published by Sloane Trading International, FOUR isavailable in four editions: Germany, Italy, UK and International. 2014 has seen the launch of FOUR USA and soon will see the launch of an Asia edition. Theinternational edition is published quarterly, along with a luxury supplement. Antioco Piras, co-founder of FOUR, says: “FOUR was created to fill a niche in the marketplace and for the past two years we have secured a phenomenal distribution through the world’s best restaurants and hotels. FOUR can also be found on board British Airways & Qatar Airlines First/Business class flights and 750 private jets. The success of the title is down to the quality of the product and the fact that we reach an affluent foodie audience.”   For further details please contact: Daisy Scott +44 (0)20 8947 5511 (http://tel%2B44%20%280%2920%208947%205511)

New staff added to support continuing strong growth for AB Vista in China

The AB Vista sales and technical services team has been expanded following the appointment of three new staff members to support the company’s recent strong growth in China. Shi Xuegang will be responsible for sales and technical services to AB Vista distributors and customers in South China, whilst Li Pengfei will perform the same role for North China. The third new member of staff, He Tiantian (Celine), has been employed to support the team on technical and regulatory matters. A graduate from Gansu Agricultural University, Gansu, with an MSc in animal science, Xuegang joins AB Vista from Du Pont Animal Nutrition. Previous experience includes the delivery of feed enzyme technical support and training to customers and distributors in North China, as well as managing product developing trials. Pengfei moves from the China Animal Husbandry Group, where he was involved in various aspects of the importation, registration and sale of feed additives. Whilst studying at the China Agriculture University, Beijing, Pengfei undertook a two month internship in the USA as part of the Novus international graduate scholarship scheme. Celine graduated from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, and was most recently working as a research assistant for the Global Health Centre, Oregon. Previous roles include acting as conference interpreter for Gansu Agricultural University and a laboratory internship at the Langzhou Veterinary Research Institute. “Strong sales growth in North Asia, and China in particular, is making it an increasingly important region for AB Vista,” states Dr Y.J. Ru, AB Vista’s Technical Sales Director for North Asia. “We’re excited to welcome three new staff to the team, and look forward to working with them to expand sales and technical support in China.” For more information, contact AB Vista on +65 6309 3566 or ends Notes to editor: AB Vista is a leading global supplier of micro-ingredients for the animal feed industry. Photos of the new staff are available on request. For further press information please contact Nic Daley or Mike Keeler on +44 (0)20 8647 4467. ABV/020/14

TeliaSonera Capital Markets Day 2014, September 30

TeliaSonera invites you to its Capital Markets Day 2014 in Stockholm.The day starts at 09.00 CET and includes presentations by members of Group Executive Management as well as breakout sessions with representatives from our business regions.Agenda 9.00 Registration and coffee9.30 TeliaSonera Group Johan Dennelind, President and CEO10.00 Region Sweden Malin Frenning, Head of Region Sweden10.30 Break11.00 Region Europe Robert Andersson, Head of Region Europe11.30 Region Eurasia Erik Hallberg, Head of Region Eurasia12.00 Commercial Excellence Hélène Barnekow, Chief Commercial Officer12.15 Lunch13.00 Review of the financials Christian Luiga, CFO13.30 Q&A and closing remarks Johan Dennelind, President and CEO14.00 Breakout sessions including coffee16.30 Mingle The Capital Markets Day will be webcasted. Please register your participation here, Registration ( no later than September 15, 2014. Regards,Jesper WilgodtHead of Investor Relations  For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30,, visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TLSN_Media (     TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also a leading wholesale provider who owns and operate one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2013, net sales amounted to SEK 101.7 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.6 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.46. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at     

Trelleborg divests facility that manufactures rubber boots for light vehicles

Trelleborg has signed an agreement to divest a facility that manufactures rubber boots for light vehicles. The business operation is based in Spain and is part of the Trelleborg Industrial Solutions business area. The buyer is the French Group Delmon Industrie S.A. Trelleborg is active in the production of polymer boots for drive shaft (constant velocity joints) and steering systems (rack and pinion) for light vehicles. Generally, two materials are used for boots in these applications, either rubber or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). Trelleborg supplies boots in both materials. The market demand for TPE boots for constant velocity joints and rack and pinion is steadily increasing, while demand for rubber boots is shrinking. Trelleborg is therefore divesting its Spanish business operation that solely manufactures rubber boots for constant velocity joints. The divestment does not affect Trelleborg’s TPE boots operations. “The rationale behind this deal is straightforward. There is an ongoing technology shift and TPE boots are rapidly gaining market share at the expense of rubber boots. We will now put more emphasis on the faster-growing part of the light vehicle boot segment. Moreover, the TPE boot segment is a niche where we have a strong global position, and we will continue to capitalize on our technology and global capabilities in this market,” says Mikael Fryklund, President of the Trelleborg Industrial Solutions business area. “We believe a new owner of the operation is better placed to develop it and able to supplement shrinking production of rubber boots with new products, to maintain the operation in Spain,” concludes Mikael Fryklund. Sales from the operation in 2013 amounted to approximately SEK 150 M. The transaction will only have a negligible impact on the Group’s earnings and is expected to be concluded in the third quarter of 2014.    Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 21 billion in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 15 billion in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large    For further information, please contact:Media: Vice President Media Relations Karin Larsson, 46 (0)410 67015, 46 (0)733 747015, karin.larsson@trelleborg.comInvestors/analysts: Vice President IR Christofer Sjögren, 46 (0)410 67068, 46 (0)708 665140,

The Volvo Group one of the world’s most sustainable companies

In this ranking, the world’s 3,000 largest companies are assessed on the basis of their strategies, implementation and results in areas such as business ethics, environmental consideration and social criteria with the focus on their ability to generate long-term value. The Volvo Group is among the top 300 companies included on the list. There are companies across all industries with a common denominator; they outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics.The Volvo Group has also been acknowledged for its climate strategy, an important part of the Group’s vision of becoming world leader of sustainable transport solutions. Other highlighted areas are the clear direction and focus for guiding its corporate citizenship programs and the Volvo Group’s dedication to innovation for both products and processes.“I’m both happy and proud that the Volvo Group has qualified yet again for the DJSI. It is an index to us as it explains how we work with CSR and what we do to create value for all our stakeholders. Getting endorsement from such a credible organisation is valuable when liaising with our stakeholders and especially so for our relations with the capital markets,” says Malin Ripa, Senior Vice President, CSR at the Volvo Group.The Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranks the world’s foremost companies in terms of their sustainability efforts. The annual review is based on analysis of the various companies’ business ethics, environmental achievements and social performance which impact the companies’ long-term financial performance. The review has special focus on areas such as corporate governance, risk management, brand management, climate issues, supplier and customer relations and the work environment. The review of input data is conducted by RobecoSAM in Switzerland, and generally has considerable influence on which investments are made by funds and individuals who formulate their investment decisions based on criteria such as ethics and sustainability. September 11, 2014 Journalists who would like additional information, please contact Malin Ripa, head of CSR within the Volvo Group, +46 31- 661161 Volvo Group Sustainability Reports ( For more news from the Volvo Group, visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on NasdaqOMX Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

Biotage success in re-examination proceedings

A lawsuit was filed against Biotage by Scientific Plastic Products, Inc. (“SPP”) concerning alleged infringement of the US patents no 7,138,061, 7,381,327 and 7,410,571. Biotage then filed requests with the US Patent and Trademark Office for re-examination of all patent claims in the three patents mentioned above. At the same time Biotage moved to stay the lawsuit in the district court pending the outcome of the re-examination proceedings with the consent of SPP, and the court stayed the district court lawsuit pending resolution of the reexamination proceedings. The US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirmed the Examiner’s decision to reject all claims of US patents 7,138,061, 7,381,327 and 7,410,571. SPP filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On September 10, 2014, the appeals court affirmed the rejections of all claims. “We have all the way believed that we have a strong position and that the plaintiff did not have good cause for the alleged patent infringement. This decision confirms our initial analysis of the legal situation.”, says Torben Jørgensen, CEO, Biotage AB. Contact:                                                                                                 Torben Jörgensen, President and CEO                                         Phone: +46 707-49 05 84,   Biotage 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 2pm on 11 September 2014.   About BiotageBiotage offers efficient separation technologies for use within analytical all the way up to industrial scale as well as highly qualitative solutions for analytical chemistry in research and at commercial analytical laboratories. Biotage’s products are used by e.g. governmental authorities, academic institutions, pharma and food industries. The company is headquartered in Uppsala and has offices in the US, UK, China and Japan. Biotage has approx. 290 employees and had sales of 445 MSEK in 2013. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stockholm stock exchange. Website:

South West to open homes and host energy fairs in September

The events have been funded by the Ready for Retrofit programme, which awarded a total of £30,000 to eight community groups from Bristol, Bath, Devon, Somerset and Dorset earlier this year. Last year’s events funded by the same programme resulted in over 160 homes opening which were visited by over 2000 visitors. ‘Open Homes’ events will see homeowners of eco-friendly properties open their doors to visitors, giving them the chance to see first hand different retrofit measures that can be easily introduced within the home to save energy. Alongside these, Energy Fairs will be held, where local businesses that supply energy efficiency and microgeneration will exhibit their products and services. Speakers will provide information and demonstrations to visitors, giving them opportunity to find out simple tips and products that are easy to fit in their homes. Jon Rattenbury, Ready for Retrofit Manager said: “Open Homes and Energy Fairs are a great way of showing how retrofitting homes with renewable heat and electricity measures can reduce energy consumption and ultimately household bills. “Earlier events have proved to be very popular, attracting hundreds of visitors. The response both from the local groups that have already received funding and from the wider community is always really positive. We look forward to inspiring many more people to save energy through retrofitting at these events in September.” The Ready for Retrofit programme supports energy efficiency in social housing, businesses and the community.  It is an £8 million scheme funded by European Regional Development Fund (EDRF) and run by the Energy Saving Trust. It enables social landlords to apply for funding to retrofit energy efficiency and microgeneration measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Dates for September events: 361 Energy-Open Homes and Energy Fair-North Devon 361 Energy Fair, 28thSeptember, Barnstaple Pannier Market 361 Green Doors 20-21 September Transition Totnes - Open Homes and Energy Fair –Totnes Totnes Eco Homes Fair, 27thSeptember Transition Totnes Open Eco Homes, 21stSeptember Transition Tavistock- Open Homes and Energy Fair-Tavistock Energy Savers at Home 13-14thSeptember Eco Fair, 20thSeptember, Tavistock College Transition Minehead and Alcombe-Open Homes West Somerset Open Homes 13th September to 11th October with clusters of open homes – Watchet 13thSeptember Minehead 20thSeptember Wheddon Cross 4thOctober Wivelliscombe 11thOctober Plus a community energy event in Wheddon Cross on 27th September Bristol Green Doors-Open Homes 13-14thSeptember Transition Bath-Open Homes and Energy Fair Home Improvement Fair 14thSeptember, Bath Guildhall Bath Green Homes, 27-28thSeptember Frome Renewable Energy Co-Op-Energy Fair One Planet Sunday, 14thSeptember

Blues team up with LJMU School of Law

Starting later this month, Chris Anderson will deliver a series of sessions for those studying Sports Law to help bring their studies to life and explain how the law is applied at a Premier League football club. He will talk to students about the transfer of football players, employee status of footballers and the regulations surrounding financial fair play. Chris, who studied Law at the University of Edinburgh, joined Everton in March 2014 and previously worked as an external legal advisor in football acting for many clubs in the Premier League and Scottish Premier League. Now, he is keen to help pass on his knowledge to the latest cohort of law students at Liverpool John Moores University. Chris said: “It’s a real honour to be able to help aspiring young people to become the best they can be in their chosen field. Sports Law is a complicated practice area so being able to explain how it is applied in a real-life situation will hopefully aid their understanding and add a different dimension to their studies. “From the Club’s perspective, linking up with LJMU allows us to give something back and to help students in the local area to embody the Nil Satis approach that we keenly promote.” The partnership has been arranged with LJMU’s School of Law LLB Programme Leader Dr David Lowe and Sports Law module leader Eric Baskind. David added: “Chris’ invaluable practical experience will enhance the student learning experience on the LLB’s Sports Law module and give a unique insight into the application of the law relating to issues related to sport." As part of the partnership, Everton will also offer the opportunity for student work placements within the Legal Services team at Goodison Park. The Club already shares close links with LJMU, with the School of Science working closely alongside the University’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences on a regular basis. Image: Dr David Lowe with Chris Anderson

Elekta strengthens its internal audit and compliance functions

Helene Vibbleus has previously worked at Electrolux, as head of the internal audit function and on PwC as auditor and partner. Helene also has extensive experience as a director and member of the audit committee from several companies.Caroline Mofors comes to Elekta from Ericsson, where she worked with Compliance and legal issues. Previously, Caroline worked at the Swedish law firm Vinge. # # # For further information, please contact:Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta ABTel: +31 653 561 242, e-mail: gert.vansanten@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeJohan Andersson, Director, Investor Relations, Elekta ABTel: +46 702 100 451, e-mail: johan.andersson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeThe above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 15:00 CET on September 11, 2014.About ElektaElekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website:

Corel Expands AfterShot™ Product Line with New Photo Management App

Ottawa, ON – September 11, 2014 – Corel’s Photo Editing group is growing its photo software lineup with the introduction of a new member of the Corel® AfterShot™ ( product family. Based on the power of the recently released AfterShot™ Pro 2 (, Corel now also offers the new AfterShot™ 2 ( for Windows, giving photo enthusiasts a sophisticated and powerful RAW photo editing and adjustment application at a highly affordable price. “With the launch of AfterShot 2, Corel is addressing three trends. One, enthusiasts today have thousands of photos and need better ways of managing them. Second, everyone who’s truly passionate about photography should consider a leap to RAW for the quality and superior results it can deliver. Finally, the high price and subscription push of Lightroom restricts many entry-level enthusiasts from getting into a legitimate photo workflow product,” said Greg Wood, Product Management, Corel Photo Editing. “AfterShot 2 changes this by delivering a powerful and creative feature set that’s based on the impressive power of AfterShot Pro, but available at price of just $39.99—an incomparable value.” With 64-bit performance and a wide array of photo management and adjustment options, AfterShot 2 lets photographers make the most of their RAW and JPEG images: · Complete photo adjustment: Quickly enhance photos with a wide variety of adjustment tools, including Crop, Straighten, Highlight Recovery, Noise Removal, Color, Temperature, Exposure, Highlights, Fill Light and more. · Support for hundreds of RAW profiles: With more than 250 RAW camera profiles (and counting!), AfterShot 2 supports RAW files from all major camera manufacturers. · Powerful & customizable photo management: Quickly organize your photos, and easily add new ones at any time. Powerful search tools, including ratings and keywords, let you find the right photos when you need them. Access photos from existing folders, on a network or on a memory card. Catalogs can help you organize and manage your collection as it grows. · Batch processing: Process single batches of images quickly using presets or custom settings. · Quick review: Trouble deciding between similar shots? Easily compare two images side-by-side in AfterShot 2. · Multi-version editing: Easily make adjustments to multiple versions of your master photo while ensuring the original is always protected. · Precision editing: Apply adjustments exactly where you want them with Selective Editing. Use Layers and Regions to isolate precise areas of your image for adjustment. · Red eye removal: Get precise control when cleaning up red eye in your photos. · Accurate color correction: Enjoy extensive control over the color in your entire image or any single color with several adjustment tools. · Lens correction: Fix lens distortion and restore the detail and accuracy of your images with advanced lens correction processes including Geometric, Vignette and Chromatic Aberration. · Quick web galleries: Create a web gallery to share your images online. Choose from various gallery styles to control how your photos are displayed. · Easy back up: Use batches to easily back up and archive your images. For users looking for even more professional photo adjustment, management and RAW power, AfterShot Pro 2 offers unmatched value.Available for only $79.99, AfterShot Pro 2 delivers all the features of AfterShot 2, plus: · Multi-platform support: Corel AfterShot Pro 2 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. · Multi-seat licensing: Install on up to three PCs for non-concurrent use—no subscription required. · Complete High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools:  Available now for Windows and coming soon to Mac and Linux. · Dramatic speed improvements: Thanks to full multi-threading and OpenCL support, take advantage of exceptionally fast RAW conversion and batch processing that’s up to 4x faster than the competition. · More pro-level adjustment tools: Take advantage of Local Contrast and additional color correction options. · Catalogs: AfterShot Pro 2 supports up to 20 open catalogs. · Athentech Perfectly Clear Noise Removal Whether you choose Corel AfterShot 2 or Corel AfterShot Pro 2, when you want to do more creative image editing, it’s easy to send your images to Corel PaintShop Pro ( or another professional image editing program. The new PaintShop Pro X7 offers hundreds of features and pro-level effects for advanced image manipulations giving you a total photography workflow. Pricing and AvailabilityThe new Corel AfterShot 2 is available for Windows in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese. Suggest retail pricing is $39.99 (USD/CAN). For regional pricing details, please visit   AfterShot Pro 2 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese. Suggested retail pricing is $79.99 (USD/CAN) and existing registered users can purchase for the upgrade price of $59.99 (USD/CAN). For regional pricing details, please visit    To download a free, fully-functional trial version or for more information on Corel AfterShot 2, please visit To access volume licensing for commercial and education organizations, please visit Join the Raw Conversation Connect with AfterShot users on Facebook About Corel Photo Editing Whether you’re an enthusiast or professional photographer, Corel Photo Editing software is dedicated to helping you achieve your best photos ever. The Corel Photo Editing product lineup includes the renowned PaintShop Pro for powerful image editing and AfterShot Pro, the industry’s fastest RAW photo workflow software. Corel is one of the world's top software companies providing some of the industry's best-known brands including Roxio (®, Pinnacle (™ and WinZip (®. For more information about Corel Photo Editing software, please visit © 2014 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo, the Corel Balloon logo, AfterShot, PaintShop, Pinnacle, Roxio and WinZip are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Patents:

JC Leisure Promotes the Importance of Networking to a Growing Number of UK Self Employed Workers and SMEs

Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal a current surge in UK workers choosing self-employed roles, from construction traders and farmers to freelance suppliers and small business owners.  In 2012 14% of the population were self-employed, and surprisingly the number of workers who were self-employed in their main job rose 367,000 between 2008 and 2012; the start of the UK’s economic downturn. The number of people choosing a self-employed career such as owning a small business has catapulted in the last 13 years, growing from 1.5 million to 4.5 million.  Last month the IPPR thinktank published a report which confirms Britain as the self-employment capital of Western Europe, as the growth in self-employed jobs in the last year has overtaken all other Western European countries.  Around 2,000 people per month are using their entrepreneurial skills and initiative to get off benefits and launch their own business – but is it all as positive as it sounds? Debbie James, Managing Director of JC Leisure ( says, “Of course, the government and the opposition have different views on the UK’s surge in self-employed workers – some praise the get-up-and-go attitude of Brits, while others claim it is only a serious option for so many people because of a lack of good jobs.  Whether it’s a sign of a labour market weakness or not, it’s important to get the perspective right.  Not all self-employed people own huge businesses or have lots of work coming in – self-employed incomes have fallen £2,000 since May 2010 and many people working for themselves only work part time, earning a fraction of their employee counterparts.” For most industries with self-employed workers and business owners, it is vital to attend networking events, sector meetings and exhibitions to stay in the loop.  JC Leisure is a leading UK supplier of lanyards and wristbands ( catering for all kinds of businesses, and is currently issuing a rallying cry to the self-employed population to market themselves appropriately.  Identification is not just something that is a meaningless rule in large corporations, not just an ID badge to get through the barriers at the company’s headquarters; it looks professional and gives a signal to partners, clients, visitors and potential customers that the person wearing it means business. Ms James added, “Lanyards are ideal for upping your corporate image at meetings, trade shows, or any kind of business event.  If you’re a freelancer or the owner of a small business, how will people instantly identify you?  Being self-employed is all about self-promotion, and without some form of professional ID it’s just not effective.” The range of lanyards and other business solutions on offer from JC Leisure are ideal for all industries and self-employed careers.  Whether you’re a freelance photographer attending a wedding exhibition, or the CEO of an SME heading to a networking event, it’s vital to look your best and project a professional image.  With a range of colours and the choice of words printed onto the material such as ‘contractor’ or ‘staff’ there’s no need for self-employed workers and small businesses to be overshadowed by larger corporations. For more information on JC Leisure’s range of lanyards, wristbands and business accessories, visit the website:

IAR Systems offers free technical seminars at ARM TechCon 2014

Uppsala, Sweden—September 11, 2014—IAR Systems announces that the company will host two seminar days during ARM TechCon 2014 in Santa Clara, California, United States. All the seminars are free of charge and will include both lectures and hands-on training. IAR Systems has a tradition of offering free seminars during ARM TechCon. This year, the company offers two full days of comprehensive seminars and technical training. The first day, October 1, will include five sessions between 11:00am and 4:50pm. The sessions will cover topics such as “Mastering stack and heap for system reliability”, “Safety Traps in Embedded Software Engineering”, “Runtime Analysis Demystified”, “Advanced Debugging Techniques”, and “Efficient Programming”. The second day, October 2, will be a full day of sessions within the technical training program IAR Academy, and by doing this IAR Systems gives its customers a unique opportunity to try IAR Academy for free. “IAR Systems has always been generous in sharing in-house expertise in embedded programming, and seminars with a technical touch are always popular among our customers”, says Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems. “During tradeshow and events the last years, we have seen an increase of this interest and that’s why we have expanded our seminar offering at this year’s ARM TechCon.” Details about the seminars and more information on IAR Systems presence at ARM TechCon 2014 are available at ### Ends Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, C-RUN, visualSTATE, Focus on Your Code, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR Experiment!, I-jet, I-scope, IAR Academy, IAR, and the logotype of IAR Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. All other products names are trademarks of their respective owners.

American Traffic Solutions Fleet Services Names David Roberts Executive Vice President

TEMPE, AZ –American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is pleased to announce the addition of David Roberts, as ATS Fleet Services Executive Vice President. In his new position David will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Fleet Services Business Unit.  David comes to ATS from Billing Tree, a multi-channel electronic payment platform where he was President and CEO. “I was pleased to be able to recruit David into ATS.  We are excited to have him on our team helping us continue to grow the Fleet Business,” stated Adam Draizin, Executive Vice President at ATS.   ATS CEO James Tuton remarked, “Over the past 6 years, Fleet Services has developed into a thriving, successful business that delivers value to our customers.  David will now play integral role in helping us take the business to the next level.” David earned a BBA at Baylor University at the Hankamer School of Business and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Strategy. David has served as an Adjunct Professor at the W.P. Carey Graduate School of Business at Arizona State University and is a frequent keynote speaker at corporate and academic symposiums dealing with strategy for firms facing growth challenges. He currently serves as the Chairman for the Arizona Feed My Starving Children Leadership Committee. ATS Fleet Services is the leading provider of fleet toll and violation management solutions in North America. Working with some of North America’s largest Fleet Management Companies and Rental Car Companies, ATS processes millions toll transactions and over violations every year through its PlatePass®, Viologics™  and TollGuard solutions. VioLogics™ manages the citation process but also dramatically reduces risk and costs to fleets by enabling fleet managers/owners to transfer liability to drivers.  PlatePass® is a Centralized Electronic Toll Payment service that enables fleets to take advantage of high-speed, cashless toll lanes with or without an in-vehicle transponder. PlatePass® complies with in-vehicle transponder and license plate (video) toll recognition systems throughout the United States and is used in 17 states and Puerto Rico, amounting to nearly 95 percent of toll road volume operation.   ###   About American Traffic Solutions:American Traffic Solutions (ATS) Fleet Services processes approximately nearly 50 million toll transactions and nearly 1 million violations every year. Additionally ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. Nationally, ATS has more than 3,500 installed red-light, speed and school bus stop arm safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. For more information, please visit:

Montgomery College Celebrates New Bioscience Education Center

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard and the College’s Board of Trustees dedicated the new Bioscience Education Center on the Germantown Campus Wednesday in front of elected officials, business executives, students and alumni. The state of the art 145,000 square-foot building allows Montgomery College to expand its mission of providing educational excellence in the sciences to meet the county’s need for a highly skilled and knowledgeable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce.“Our Bioscience Education Center will fortify our workforce from lab bench workers to the next generation of scientists,” the College president said during the ceremony held in the building’s spacious conference center. “It will fuel our economy. It will drive new discoveries and open new vistas.”The three-story building represents an $87.9 million investment in STEM education and workforce development. The Bioscience Education Center houses:         six general purpose classrooms,         eight recitation rooms,         25 wet laboratories,         a science learning center,         a detached greenhouse complex,         48 offices to support the biology, biotechnology and chemistry curricula,         a 4,115-square-foot meeting room (conference center) and five break-out rooms.Throughout the facility, 700 electronic devices, including Smart Instructor Work Stations, computers and monitors will support activities in the classrooms and labs.The building’s biotechnology laboratories were designed to provide instruction meeting industry standards, including dedicated space for teaching cell culture, biomanufacturing (cell propagation using bioreactors and protein purification using FPLC units) and genetic diagnostics utilizing Next Generation DNA sequencers and digital droplet PCR. A mock GMP lab that mimics the industry environment provides training opportunities for local industry partners."We are not your average college, and this is not your average bioscience education building," said Dr. Collins R. Jones, professor of biotechnology. "This building has greatly surpassed our expectations."Mitchell Giurgola Architects designed the interior and the exterior of the building. The Lukmire Partnership, based in Arlington, Va. was the architect of record.  Bethesda based Clark Construction started construction on the center in March 2011. The building’s structural steel frame supports composite metal decks. It is wrapped in a high-performance masonry, aluminum panel and curtain wall façade.The projected LEED Gold-certified center features numerous sustainable elements, including roof-mounted wind turbines, a 30KW grid-connected photovoltaic solar panel system, and a high performance mechanical system with ice production/storage and ammonia chillers. More than 75 acres of mature forest and a stream valley buffer will be preserved on the Germantown Campus. The forest reserve includes a champion American elm with a 100-foot canopy – one of the largest in Montgomery County.Maryland is a global leader in bioscience and technology education, and ranks among the top five regions nationally in biotechnology. The Center will offer outreach activities for MCPS students and opportunities for research and professional training in collaboration with local businesses, academic and government labs.  Dr. Hercules Pinkney is President Emeritus of Montgomery College. In his role as Vice President and Provost of the Germantown Campus, Dr. Pinkney was the College's point person for the Bioscience Education and Conference Center. "The many months and years we spent planning this building and to see it in reality, it's just overwhelming… and I am just so appreciative to have had the opportunity to be a part of a facility that is going to reap benefits for our county in the years to come and for our students, as well as for the local economy," he said.A Unique Educational Partnership Is Born on the Germantown Campus Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will open in October of this year, creating a unique educational partnership with the College. The hospital, which will serve as the partner anchor for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, will be a valuable resource for aspiring health care workers and will provide students with hands-on learning, state-of-the-art instructional space and exposure to the most advanced medical technology."The Bioscience Educational Center is not only a significant asset for the County, but perhaps more importantly, represents a big step forward towards the implementation of the vision for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park," said Doug Wrenn, chairman of the Life Sciences Park Foundation and principal of Rogers Consulting in Germantown. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will be the first hospital in the nation located on a community college campus with an educational partnership–to help train the next generation of health care professionals.The hospital’s community open house will be Sunday, September 21, 2014. Learn more about Holy Cross Germantown Hospital by clicking here. For maps and directions to the Germantown Campus, click here.###Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

How Does Your Salary Match Up with Radamel Falcao’s Weekly Wages? Find out at

How long would it take new Manchester United star Radamel Falcao to earn your average yearly salary? That’s the question on the lips of the money-saving experts at, as they unveil their brand new interactive web page – You vs Falcao ( Falcao signed for Manchester United at the end of the transfer window on a loan deal from Monaco – but it was his wages that really caught the eye of the press and the public. With wages of £265k per week - some outlets even quoting figures of up to £365k - the striker will inevitably have plenty to live up to when he steps onto the pitch wearing the famous red jersey. The You vs Falcao interactive web page allows anyone to type in their average yearly salary, to see how long it would take the sought-after Colombian to earn the same amount. The average UK salary, for instance, is £26,500 – it would take Mr Falcao just 16.8 hours to earn the same amount. It takes the footballer less than 3 days to earn £100,000, and if he wanted to start all over again and become a millionaire from scratch, it would take just under 4 weeks for him to achieve his target. Nicholas Tate, founder of, says, “The page is intended to highlight exactly how much footballers earn when compared with us mere mortals. The money in the sport nowadays is simply staggering – it would take Falcao just 4 days and 3 hours of work to earn enough money to travel into space with Virgin Galactic!” He adds, “The interactive web page is a great novelty - It’s fun to see how much footballers earn on a daily basis and muse about what we’d do with that kind of money. But the reality for many is more focused on discounts, special offers and getting good value for money. is a great destination for shoppers who love finding the best deals on the items they want – so even if you’re not quite living the Falcao lifestyle, you can still treat yourself from time to time!” Manchester United will line up against QPR this weekend in the Premier League, and Falcao will most likely take a place in the starting eleven, alongside another of the highest-paid football players in the world, Wayne Rooney. England’s new captain recently had a clause written into his contract that would ensure he would always be the highest-paid player at Manchester United – experts at the time estimated he’d be earning around £300k every week. But the powerhouse pay packets are not just limited to the Premier League – La Liga, Spain’s native league, also pays out famously gigantic salaries to its stars: no prizes for guessing who! Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the planet’s most famous footballers, and with combined salaries of 37 million euros per year (around £29,600,618) they’re certainly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to earnings in football! To find out more about the deals website or to compare your wages to Falcao’s, visit 

Renowned Mindfulness Coach Showcases ‘Souls of Wisdom’ Photographic Art Exhibition at Google HQ for the Wisdom 2.0 Europe Summit

A mindfulness coach specialising in corporate development and training is showcasing another of his talents this month with an art exhibition at a prestigious summit held at the Google Foundry. Neil Seligman is a fine art photographer and professional skills trainer with many strings to his bow – the latest of which is an exhibition called ‘Souls of Wisdom’, featuring Soren Gordhamer which will make its debut next week at the Wisdom 2.0 Summit in Dublin, before going on to San Francisco in 2015. Director of The Conscious Professional ( and owner of Soul Portrait Studio in London, Mr Seligman is a multifaceted individual with numerous talents – when he isn’t offering wellbeing solutions and innovative training to unleash the ‘conscious’ side of corporate life in his clients, he’s creating portraits which hang in public buildings and private collections across the world. His latest exhibition at the Wisdom 2.0 Summit is another example of Mr Seligman’s unique gift for combining creativity with mindfulness. Mr Seligman says, “I am thrilled to be exhibiting ‘Souls of Wisdom’ ( at the upcoming conferences in Dublin and San Francisco, showcasing my work to over 2,000 delegates, as well as the leaders and visionaries of the conscious business movement. My artwork and The Conscious Professional are inextricably linked, and I believe that my experience in each field feeds and nourishes the other. Without my work in mindfulness and coaching I wouldn’t be able to navigate and capture the essence of a person in my photography work at Soul Portrait Studio – and likewise, without my artwork, I would not be so successful in helping people to find wellbeing solutions that suit them as individuals.” With over 15 years of experience in complementary therapies like meditation and mindfulness, as well as bioresonance and reiki healing along with his decade of experience as a civil law Barrister, Mr Seligman has used his considerable talents to train thousands of lawyers, doctors and other business professionals in a wide variety of skills. He has worked for over half of the top-100 law firms in the UK, and has helped develop and further the careers of many with his innovative techniques and practical approach to mindfulness. In his work at Soul Portrait Studio, Mr Seligman accepts commissions for unique photographic portraits in his inimitable style, capturing the very aura and soul of a person through digital photography. The portraits make wonderful gifts for loved ones, and the experience of being photographed at Soul Portrait Studio is unforgettable. The Wisdom 2.0 Summit will run in Dublin from Sept 16th-18th, before moving to San Francisco in February. For more information on the exhibition, The Conscious Professional or Neil Seligman himself, visit the websites:

Terms for Kungsleden’s rights issue set

Summary · Shareholders in Kungsleden have preferential right to subscribe for one (1) new share per three (3) existing shares, i.e. an issue ratio of 1:3 · The subscription price is SEK 35 per share · The total issue proceeds amounts to approximately SEK 1,593 million before issue costs · The rights issue is subject to approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting that will take place on 16 September 2014 “We see that there are good acquisition opportunities in the market which fit Kungsleden’s long term strategy. The new issue gives us the opportunity to increase the growth rate where the mid-term goal is to reach a profit before tax of SEK 1.0-1.2 billion no later than 2017. Focus will be on clustered real estate portfolios and the 18 defined micro locations where we see growth potential for rents as well as returns”, says Biljana Pehrsson, CEO of Kungsleden. Background and reasonsIn early 2013, Kungsleden launched a new strategy with the goal to become the most profitable and successful real estate company on the market. One part of the new strategy is to create a larger, geographically more concentrated, high quality property portfolio within selected property segments and geographical regions which are characterised by good economic growth and demand for premises. The company’s goal is to generate an attractive total return and the ambition is to grow the property portfolio to a value of approximately SEK 30 billion. Throughout 2013 and 2014 a number of large successful property acquisitions have been carried out in accordance with the new strategy, while properties deemed non-strategic have gradually been divested. In Kungsleden’s view, there are currently attractive acquisition opportunities that would fit the company’s long term strategy. Consequently, the Board of Directors has resolved to, subject to the approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting, launch a rights issue of approximately SEK 1.5 billion before issue costs in order to increase Kungsleden’s financial flexibility and facilitate the company’s ability to realise its growth plans and thereby create additional shareholder value. Terms and conditions for the rights issueOn 15 August 2014, Kungsleden announced the decision of the Board of Directors on a new share issue with preferential rights for the company’s shareholders. The Board of Directors has now set the final terms for the issue. A holding of three (3) existing shares on the record date entitles to subscription for one (1) new share. The record date at Euroclear Sweden AB for the right to receive subscription rights is 19 September 2014. The subscription price is SEK 35 per share. The subscription period (subscription through payment) will run from 23 September up to and including 8 October 2014, or such later date as decided by the Board of Directors. Trading in subscription rights is expected to take place from 23 September up to and including 3 October 2014. Not more than 45,500,688 new shares shall be issued. Assuming full subscription, the number of shares in the Company will increase from 136,502,064 shares to 182,002,752 shares and the share capital from SEK 56,875,860.00 to SEK 75,834,480.00, representing an increase of approximately 33 per cent. Assuming full subscription, the total issue proceeds amounts to approximately SEK 1,593 million before issue costs. For existing shareholders who do not participate in the new issue, a dilution effect arises corresponding to 25 per cent of the total number of shares and votes in the company after the issue. Shareholders who choose not to participate in the rights issue are able to compensate for this dilution by selling their subscription rights. The decision to launch the rights issue is subject to approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting that will take place on Tuesday 16 September 2014 at 2:00 p.m. CET at Summit, Grev Turegatan 30, Stockholm. Shareholder supportShareholders representing approximately 17 per cent of the shares in Kungsleden, comprising Gösta Welandson (and related company) and Olle Florén (and related company), both represented on the Board of Directors, as well as the Second Swedish National Pension Fund have indicated that they are positive towards the rights issue and have expressed their intention to vote in favour of it at the Extraordinary General Meeting as well as subscribe for their pro rata shares of the issue. Indicative timetable for the rights issue16 September 2014: Extraordinary General Meeting to decide on the rights issue resolved by the Board of Directors16 September 2014: Last day of trading in the shares including right to participate in the rights issue17 September 2014: First day of trading in the shares excluding right to participate in the rights issue19 September 2014: Record date for participation in the rights issue, i.e. shareholders who are registered in the share register as of this day will receive subscription rights for participation in the rights issue19 September 2014: Estimated date for the publication of the prospectus23 September – 3 October 2014: Trading in subscription rights23 September – 8 October 2014: Subscription period13 October 2014: Announcement of preliminary results of the rights issue Financial and legal advisorsKungsleden has engaged ABG Sundal Collier and SEB Corporate Finance as financial advisors and Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå as legal advisor in connection with the rights issue.

ASSA ABLOY acquires Jiawei in China

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Jiawei, one of the leading suppliers of security locks in China. "I am very pleased to welcome Jiawei into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Jiawei constitutes another important step in our strategy to grow market presence in China and other emerging markets”, says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. "Jiawei is a great addition to the Asia Pacific division. The acquisition broadens our presence in the OEM channel for door manufacturers and gives us important complementary access to the growing replacement market for security locks and cylinders in China", says Magnus Kagevik, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Division Asia Pacific. Jiawei was established in 1995 and has some 920 employees. The head office and factory is located in Jinhua, Zheijiang province, Eastern China. Sales for 2015 are expected to reach SEK 500 M with a good EBIT margin. The acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close during Q4 2014.     For more information, please contact:Johan Molin, President and CEO, tel no: +46 8 506 485 42Carolina Dybeck Happe, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel no: +46 8 506 485 72      About ASSA ABLOYASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since it was founded in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 43,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales of about SEK 48 billion. ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete range of door opening solutions than any other company on the market. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, door automation and hotel security. ASSA ABLOY was formed on November 8, 1994, when Securitas in Sweden and Metra in Finland merged their lock businesses.


‘Drivesmart’ is a natural progresson for the UK’s leading automotive retailer – which carried out over 3 million fits last year including audio products and consumable items like car batteries. Halfords has initially rolled out Drivesmart to 160 of its 460+ store estate, with a plan to extend fitting to 300 stores by early 2015, where IMI trained installers can undertake fits 7 days a week - delivering an unparralelled level of flexibility and convenience for customers. Drivesmart manager Clair Allen said: “Halfords’ strength in fitting, combined with our store footprint, allows us to offer companies large and small access to the largest technology installation network in the UK. “Our long store opening hours enable Drivesmart customers to minimise vehicle downtime and driver inconvenience. We have already begun working with a number of partners and anticpate the growth in the telematics market will drive further demand for professional and affordable installation solutions.” As part of its Drivesmart service Halfords offers a range of additional benefits to ensure a smooth journey for customers, including a dedicated telematics account team to handle individual enquiries promptly and a bespoke Halfords telematics application created by software specialists Data Driven. The ‘app’ enables fitters to confirm booking dates/times with end users and collect data on both the vehicle and driver using hand-held devices. Halfords fitters can verify vehicle information and perform pre as well as post installation vehicle checks and the app can also be used to capture images of driver documentation, log odometer readings and gain a customer signature – all of which is accessible to its clients in real time via a dedicated customer portal. With data security of paramount importance, Halfords has developed a secure information transfer process that communicates seamlessly with the business’ CRM system ( and is audited by the BSI and certified to meet the ISO 27001 standard. Meanwhile the customer portal is accessed via an encrypted website and every fit is covered by a 12 month warranty – giving customers complete confidence in Drivesmart’s end-to-end delivery. To find out more about Drivesmart from Halfords contact Clair Allen on 01527 513092 / 07753 809525 or e-mail Ends Media contact: Stuart Humphreys, Automotive PR Manager, T: 01527 513410, E: Chloe Stewart, PR Coordinator, T: 01527 513315, E:


In accordance with the terms and conditions of the EMA, B/E will promote and market CTT’s Zonal Drying™ and Cair™ products. B/E has also entered into a Shareholders’ Agreement (“SHA”) with the two largest shareholders in CTT, Trulscom Förvaltning AB (“Trulscom”) and Volito AB (“Volito”), according to which Volito and Trulscom Förvaltning, inter alia, have undertaken to vote for a directed share issue to B/E Aerospace and to vote for the appointment of a B/E designee to CTT’s board of directors. B/E will own less than 10% of the shares of CTT. “CTT is enthusiastically convinced that B/E, with its strong brand, skilled sales team and impressive customer footprint in the cabin interior market will leverage our OEM sole-source supplier position for CAIR™ into the broad retrofit market,” comments Torbjörn Johansson, CEO of CTT. “This, combined with the strong B/E commitment in driving the market for CTT’s Zonal Drying™ and Cair™ products and providing access to new segments, such as business jets, will give greater visibility to our products and has the potential to significantly grow our installed base.” “We are pleased to offer CTT’s complementary and unique products to our customers in an effort to boost airline awareness, increase market penetration and drive sales growth,” said Amin Khoury, Chairman and CEO of B/E Aerospace, Inc. “Many airlines are looking to improve their premium cabin class passenger experience and humidification is a key differentiator.” An Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) is scheduled for 8 October, 2014 (see separate Notice for more detailed information). The proposed EGM agenda includes two items: 1) the approval of the Board's resolution dated 11 September 2014 to issue 1,138,005 common shares to B/E with an issue price of SEK 26.63 per share equaling an issued amount of approx. 30 MSEK, the proceeds of which will be reinvested by CTT in research and development and manufacturing capacity and LEAN improvements; and 2) the appointment of a B/E designee to CTT’s board of directors. Under the SHA, shareholders representing 23 percent of all outstanding CTT shares prior to this issue have agreed to vote in favor of the Board’s resolution at the EGM to approve the directed share issue and the appointment of a B/E designee to CTT's board of directors. “Instantly CTT will get access to a well-established, world class sales team with frequent direct contacts with airlines top-management and decision makers,” says Tomas Torlöf, Chairman of the board of CTT. “To build up our own sales organization to scale our business on a stand-alone-basis would have taken much longer with far more risk involved and it is always challenging for a niche-product provider - such as CTT - to gain access to the right people within the airlines on a regular basis. We are pleased to have B/E on-board and look forward to the value B/E brings to our business and eventually enhancing value for CTT shareholders.” About B/E Aerospace, Inc. B/E Aerospace is a leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and a leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables and logistics services. B/E Aerospace designs, develops and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. B/E Aerospace manufactured products include aircraft cabin seating, lighting systems, oxygen systems, food and beverage preparation and storage equipment, galley systems, and modular lavatory systems. The Company provides aerospace fasteners, consumables and logistics services as well as oilfield services and associated rental equipment. B/E Aerospace sells and supports its products through its own global direct sales and product support organization. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at This information is disclosed by CTT Systems AB in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act, the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act, or the requirements stated in the listing agreements. The information was submitted for publication on 12th of September 2014 at 08:30 (CET).

Atlas Copco among top ranked companies in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

“It is gratifying that this well-respected index once again has chosen Atlas Copco for inclusion,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “It is the result of our continued hard work on sustainable productivity.” Atlas Copco was among the top tier in the Machinery & Electrical Equipment industry, scoring particularly well in the categories Environmental Policy/Management Systems, Environmental Reporting, and Risk & Crisis Management. The DJSI World index assesses some 2 500 public companies from around the world, and only 10% of those end up being included in the index. The index helps identify and measure the companies that represent an attractive investment opportunity by demonstrating an ability to manage sustainability issues. The companies were also analyzed on factors such as climate strategy, labor practices, occupational health and safety, and strategy for emerging markets. The DJSI ranking is based on research by RobecoSAM, a specialized and renowned investment group, in collaboration with S&P 500. Sustainability leaders are known to outperform their peers financially in the long term. Earlier this year Atlas Copco was ranked number seven globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost ranking on corporate sustainability. The company was also recognized by the annual Global 100 list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as one of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Sveriges datalagring anmäls till EU-kommissionen

Internetoperatören Bahnhof är en av få operatörer som inte sparar användarnas trafikdata. Post- och telestyrelsen (PTS) tillsammans med justitieminister Beatrice Ask menar att datalagringen måste fortsätta. 5 juli-stiftelsen, som verkar för ett fritt internet, lämnar nu in en anmälan tillsammans med Bahnhof. I anmälan uppmanas EU-kommissionen att inleda ett förfarande mot Sverige, eftersom lagstiftaren och myndigheterna ignorerar domen från EU-domstolen den 8 april 2014, då datalagringsdirektivet ogiltigförklarades. – Vi kommer att kämpa hela vägen till EU-domstolen. Men det bästa vore om EU-kommissionen kunde ingripa och ge Sverige en tillrättavisning, säger Bahnhofs vd Jon Karlung. – Vi har inte för avsikt att bevara trafikuppgifter om våra kunder och vi är övertygade om att vi har stöd av EU:s stadga och EU-domstolen. Vi uppmanar EU-kommissionen att snabbt utreda frågan, säger Jon Karlung. – Detta är inte bara en nationell fråga, säger Oscar Swartz, ordförande för 5 juli-stiftelsen. Alla som besöker Sverige och använder en smartphone eller som kommunicerar med någon i Sverige är olagligt registrerade just nu. Det är därför vi ber EU att agera. Anmälan finns på: FAKTA/FÖRDRAGSBROTT En av EU-kommissionens uppgifter är att bevaka att EU:s regler tillämpas på rätt sätt. Om kommissionen får kännedom om att ett lands lagstiftning eller myndigheter i ett land inte följer EU:s regler kan den starta ett så kallat överträdelseförfarande.     Ett överträdelseförfarande kan inledas på flera olika sätt. Eftersom medlemsländerna är skyldiga att meddela kommissionen när de införlivat ett direktiv vet kommissionen vilka länder som är försenade med vilka direktiv. När det händer kan kommissionen inleda ett förfarande.     Kommissionen kan dessutom själv inleda undersökningar som rör andra typer av överträdelser. Men ärenden inleds även efter att någon privatperson eller företag klagat. Vem som helst kan framföra klagomål om de anser att ett lands lagstiftning eller myndigheter inte följer EU:s regler. Klagomålen skickas till kommissionens generalsekretariat på något av EU:s officiella språk, till exempel svenska.     Källa: Presskontakt:                 Jon Karlung, vd Bahnhof Tel: 076-111 01 60 e-post:                       Oscar Swartz, ordförande 5 juli-stiftelsen Tel: 070-8493839 e-post: Bahnhof är en nordisk internetoperatör med kontor och driftanläggningar i Stockholm, Uppsala, Borlänge, Hedemora, Lund, Malmö, Göteborg, Ponta Delgada och Kiev. Företaget grundades 1994 och var då Sveriges första fristående ISP (Internet Service Provider). Bahnhof erbjuder internet- och telefonitjänster till företag och är en ledande aktör inom hosting (serverdrift med totalansvar) och co-location. Bahnhof erbjuder även bredbandsuppkopplingar och webbhotelltjänster. Bahnhof riktar sig till företag samt privatkunder i stadsnät och i bostads-fastigheter i Norden – ett område där Bahnhof i dag är marknadsledande. Bahnhof ansluter direkt till de största europeiska internetknutpunkterna i Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London och Paris. Bahnhof är ett publikt bolag och är noterat på Aktietorget. För information om 5 juli-stiftelsen se:

Elmia Subcontractor attracts global leaders

Additive manufacturing is more topical than ever. Many experts say companies must use this new technology if they are to compete in the future. The time for this new technology is now. That is why Elmia Subcontractor is proud to offer several of the world’s most important and famous experts in this field. The star consultant to major corporations, Terry Wohlers of the USA, is the keynote speaker. With companies such as ABB, Airbus, Apple and NASA among his clients and a global network of contacts he will report on the current situation of additive manufacturing around the world.“It’s exciting to see what’s been done so far and even more thrilling to predict what we don’t know and what might be possible in the future,” he says. Dr Eric Klemp is Business Director at the highly regarded DMRC research centre in Paderborn, Germany. He says many challenges remain before additive manufacturing can satisfy everyone’s expectations and demands in the form of higher productivity, more reliability and better quality control. At the conference he will discuss how examples of experienced users that prove the potential of 3D printing are necessary in order to create confidence in this technology. New Zealand’s Olaf Diegel, Professor of Product Development at Lund University, will examine the myths surrounding additive manufacturing and present examples of fantastic advantages that can be achieved if the technology is used correctly.“Sweden lags behind in 3D printing but if we adopt the technology we can add innovative values that will give us the chance to become world leaders,” he says. The conference “Additive Manufacturing – State of the Industry” will be held on 11 November at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden. The event is organised by Elmia Subcontractor in cooperation with Swerea and SVEAT.

NCC named Best Property Developer for seventh consecutive year

Each year, financial magazine Euromoney carries out an online survey among its readers, who are primarily made up of company leaders and senior managers from the global banking and finance sector. The survey takes place in 50 countries and the Best Property Developer is named in one category. For the past seven years, NCC Property Development has won first place in the Nordic region. NCC Property Development was also named Best Property Developer 2014 in Denmark. “We have always endeavored to be the best property developer in the Nordic region, which is a driving force that has stimulated us to continuously seek out new, flexible and innovative solutions to meet the needs of our tenants and investors. This award from Euromoney is once again proof that our high ambitions yield favorable results and are appreciated by our customers,” says Carola Lavén, President of NCC Property Development. NCC Property Development develops and sells commercial properties in defined growth markets in the Nordic region. The operations are focused on sustainable office, retail and logistics properties in attractive locations and characterized by a deep understanding of specific customer requirements. All commercial properties that NCC develops satisfy rigorous environmental requirements and since 2010, all projects have secured classification under the BREEAM environmental system, which is the world’s most widely adopted environmental assessment method. Several buildings in Denmark have also been certified under Germany’s DGNB environmental certification system.

Trig Social Media AB (publ) announces approval for Listing on the General Standard of Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Stockholm, 12 September 2014: Trig Social Media AB (publ), a Sweden based company, that develops, manages and operates an international social media platform under the brand announces the approval of the listing on the General Standard by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Trig Social Media AB’s (publ) prospectus was approved by The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority last week. Deutsche Börse AG approved the listing on 9th September and trading will commmence on Thursday 18th September, 2014.For capital market related activities, Trig Social Media AB (publ) has engaged GFEI Aktiengesellschaft. Company Profile:Trig Social Media AB (publ) is a global social media platform provider designed as a social communication platform for all social needs with a range of user engagement products available on The main revenue stream derives from Trig Money™, a browser application that offers it’s users cashback on all the services and products that the users buy online with any of the thousands of global retailers that have an agreement with Trig Money™, without changing the users behavior. To date already more than 1,000 shops are connected to Trig Money™ in 16 different countries and new stores are added on a daily basis. Besides launching Trig Money™ the company also has a strategy to market the application to organizations with large customer bases along with an extensive Ambassador program with high profiled names within sport and entertainment. The social community engaged in today comprises more than 3 million members.The Company has a potential portfolio of 26.25 million users, of which 23 million have corporate sponsors to download the company’s income generating application: Trig Money™.Trig Social Media AB (publ) financial model is significantly different from all other companies operating in the social media space, as the company does not rely on traditional click/view advertising etc.  The Board of Directors.

Brand New ‘Nanshy’ Make-Up Brushes Offer 100% Cruelty-Free Application and Professional-Grade Quality

Nanshy is the name on every make-up artist’s lips right now, with the launch of a new cosmetic brush website that makes contouring and all forms of make-up application a breeze. The brand new online shop stocks a deluxe range of 100% cruelty-free make-up brushes ( and application tools, helping people to enhance their natural beauty without paying premium prices. With big trends like contouring, smoky eyes and facial highlighting hitting catwalks and filtering down to style-conscious women everywhere, the demand for a line of professional quality make-up brushes is higher than ever. Yet there are still women who apply their make-up with fingers, cotton wool and cloths, not realising that the reason they aren’t getting top-class results is because their instruments aren’t up to standard. Nanshy ( makes it possible for anyone to recreate their favourite looks, with a range of high-quality, 100% cruelty-free synthetic brushes, which are kind to skin and put women totally in control of their look. A spokesman for the new online shop says, “At Nanshy, we know that cosmetics and make-up application is an intensely personal and individual thing – everyone has their own techniques and their own ways of applying their make-up to make them feel glamorous and ready for the day. The Nanshy line of make-up brushes are like an extension of the wearer, helping to accentuate cheekbones, eyelashes, lips and brows to create looks akin to those we see in magazines and on catwalks.” He adds, “Our requirements and standards are exacting. The Nanshy brand means 100% cruelty-free, antibacterial, vegan, synthetic brushes products of the highest quality, with tremendous value for money for all our customers – professional results at budget-friendly prices.” Whether searching for a make-up sponge to create a flawless foundation to any look, or whether on the hunt for blending brushes that will create the perfect smoky eye, Nanshy has the products that will fit the bill. There are buffing brushes, bronzing tools, concealer perfecting instruments and angled brushes to create the smoothest finish imaginable – users will look like they’ve walked straight off the pages of Vogue. Carefully designed to be user-friendly while still looking glamorous and chic on a dressing table or in a make-up bag, the line of brushes is a must-have for make-up artists and regular cosmetics wearers alike. With the online Nanshy shop launching today September 12, make-up addicts and fashionistas across the country will be clamouring to have these professional-standard brushes in their cosmetic arsenal. For more information on the Nanshy line, visit the website:

Changes in the Finnair Executive Board

Finnair has appointed Juha Järvinen (b. 1976, MBA) Chief Commercial Officer and a member of Finnair’s Executive Board as of November 1, 2014. Järvinen currently serves as Managing Director of Finnair Cargo and will also continue to be responsible for Finnair Cargo after his new appointment. Juha Järvinen will succeed Allister Paterson who will transfer to new duties outside of Finnair. Paterson will leave the company December 31, 2014, ensuring a smooth leadership transition. Gregory Kaldahl, currently SVP Resource Management at Finnair, will leave the company in December at the end of his four-year contract. The succession plans for Resource Management function will be announced later. “I warmly welcome Juha to the Executive Board and to head the Commercial division. During the last couple of years he has successfully renewed Finnair Cargo's operations and strategy. Juha has also extensive experience from commercial operations in passenger airline. Finnair is currently executing its new commercial strategy and building a new, digital Finnair. I believe Juha and his team will embrace this challenge with enthusiasm and continue the renewal of Finnair’s commercial activities that Allister has begun,” says Pekka Vauramo, Finnair CEO. - I want to express my warmest thanks to Allister for the work they he has done to accelerate Finnair's structural change, Vauramo continues. - During his period Allister has created a new commercial strategy that is the basis for the commercial improvements now underway. This gives Juha a good starting point. Gregory Kaldahl leaves Finnair after building a high-performance resource management team and complementing it with cutting-edge processes and tools. During his tenure, Finnair’s network was expanded, fleet utilization was significantly improved and Finnair entered into important joint ventures to Japan, across the Atlantic and with Flybe Finland. - Greg leaves behind a group of Resource Management professionals that are ready to face the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities that Finnair will face in the future, notes Vauramo. - I am grateful for the many contributions he has made to improve our network and competitive position in the marketplace. - I wish the best of luck to Allister and Greg in their future duties, Vauramo concludes. - Finnair will continue to execute its structural change and develop its competitiveness according to its strategy on the platform we have jointly created. Finnair Plc Board of Directors

office* launches PA Contributor of the Year Award 2014

To celebrate this year’s National PA Day, office* – the UK’s biggest two day event for the PA, secretarial, and executive support community, will announce the winner of its new PA Contributor of the Year Award on Tuesday 7 October at London’s Olympia. Launched to reward the significant business contributions made by the UK’s PA professionals, the award – which is open for nominations until Friday 19 September – will recognise the hard-work, innovation, and dedication of the talented individuals, who are championing the PA role in the UK today. Since the call for nominations opened for the inaugural award last month, office*’s organiser Diversified Communications UK has received over a hundred entries from (and for) individuals based all across the UK. The message from office*’s event manager David Maguire is simple.  Since there is no shortlist for the PA Contributor of the Year Award, it’s important to “make sure that your vote counts”. “The PA Contributor of the Year Award is a fantastic opportunity for the PA and executive support community to come together to recognise and celebrate the contributions of its members.  And in doing so, identify that one truly influential and inspirational figure that has really made a difference over the last 12 months.” “Your own nominee might be an exceptional mentor, or a colleague that’s set up an invaluable network, or someone from a particular magazine, club, association or group, who has been a guiding light in your career.  I urge all office* supporters, exhibitors and visitors to take a few minutes to fill in the nomination form online today and make sure that your vote counts,” says Maguire. Entry/nomination forms are available to complete online (  A brief supporting statement is required for all entries.  The deadline for submitting nominations is midnight on Friday 19 September. The winner will be named on National PA Day 2014, with further details available in the official office* show guide. PAs prepare to celebrate National PA Day at office* As in previous years, thousands of PAs will descend on London on 7 October to celebrate National PA Day at office*.  The day will also see the launch of the results of the latest National PA Survey, which is now in its fourth year. According to The Professional Association for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants (PAFSA), which has declared 2014 the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant (IYOTSA), around a fifth of the world’s working population is employed in administration.  However, there is often a significant difference between how people perceive the PA role (particularly around qualifications and career aspirations) and what it actually entails.  The aim of IYOTSA, and campaigns like the UK’s National PA Day, is to recognise and promote the achievements of PAs.  Helping to raise the profile of the role of a PA as a profession, not just a job. To mark the countdown to this year’s National PA Day, office* asked some top-level PAs and EAs what they liked best about their role. Victoria Darragh, executive assistant at Hays Plc: “We all say the variety of the role and that is the crunch point for most PAs, being able to get involved in different facets of the business and feel like you are making a contribution, rather than a conveyor belt of diary entries and travel.  It’s about being able to manage the strategic priorities of your Director and delivering what is required to the best of your ability.  I love the satisfaction I get from managing a project or event well.” Leeanne Graham, PA to the CEO at Starlight Children's Foundation – UK (winner of the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the year award 2013): “I have ended up doing a lot more than the ‘standard’ role. I have become an expert in IT and telecoms. I know how to fix sinks and have become the resident handywoman.  I like being that person that people can come to for absolutely anything.  Getting the job done, and knowing that my boss doesn’t realise half the things I do to make their working life run smoothly.” Laura Ahmed, executive assistant to chief executive and chairman at ELEXON: “I love the way that in a PA role you work alongside people that are business leaders and at the very top of your company – so you’re constantly working closely with inspirational people that you can learn from and that can help you flourish; you can influence these people in your role as a PA, so it is a very important role. My advice for anyone that is new to this exciting profession is to never think of yourself as ‘just an assistant’.  Recognise the value that can be added in the PA role, see the influence you can have, and remember to trust your judgement – take initiative!” Debs Eden, support team manager and assistant to managing partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP (winner of the 2007 Executive PA Magazine PA of the Year): “I’ve had a long career (30 years), and technology is probably the biggest change in the role.  But I’ve also seen immense changes in the way companies do business.  Companies are more ambitious, our bosses are better qualified, and more dynamic, and I’ve got access to so many more opportunities.  The PA role is now seen as a career rather than a job, and I like the variety, the challenges, and the opportunities that brings.” Victoria Darragh, Leeanne Graham, Laura Ahmed, and Debs Eden – along with Bethany Fovargue (co-founder of the Peterborough PA Network), Emma Kernan Staines (Senior PA at The Football Association), celebrity PAs Josephine Green and Merryl Futerman (founders of PA Access All Areas), and Angela Dawson (The Admin Doctor and The VA Doctor) – have all been confirmed to facilitate the office*’s new Hot Topic Roundtable discussions.  Topics range from networking to addressing workplace bullying, from mentoring to asking for a pay rise. To register for a free entry ticket to office* on 7-8 October at London’s Olympia, please visit ( and use priority code OFF402 when prompted (alternatively, use the direct link: ( ###

AGM 2015: Election Committee of Castellum AB

At Castellum AB’s annual general meeting held on March 20, 2014, it was resolved that the election committee for the annual general meeting 2015 should consist of the chairman of the board of directors and a representative from each of the three largest ownership registered or otherwise known shareholders, as per the last trading day of August 2014. If such a shareholder should not wish to appoint a member, the fourth largest shareholder should be consulted, and so on. Castellum’s chairman of the board has contacted the largest shareholders, and the election committee now consists of: · Rutger van der Lubbe; appointed by Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP · Björn Franzon; appointed by Magdalena Szombatfalvy and Stiftelsen Global Challenges Foundation · Johan Strandberg; appointed by SEB Fonder · Charlotte Strömberg; the chairman of the board In total, the election committee represents approx. 17% of the total number of shares and votes in the company. The election committee will appoint a chairman among its members. The election committee’s task for the annual general meeting 2015 is to propose a chairman for the annual general meeting, the number of members of the board of directors, members of the board of directors and chairman of the board of directors. The election committee will also propose remuneration to members of the board of directors. Finally, the election committee will propose principles for appointing the election committee for the annual general meeting 2016. Shareholders are welcome to submit their proposals and views to the election committee by December 5, 2014, at the latest, to Castellum AB, Att: Charlotte Strömberg, Box 2269, 403 14 Gothenburg, or by e-mail to The election committee’s proposals will be announced in the notice for the annual general meeting 2015 and on the company’s website. The annual general meeting in Castellum AB will be held on March 19, 2015. Castellum AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. For further information, please contact Charlotte Strömberg, Chairman of the board of directors, mobile +46 702-77 04 03 Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair value of the real estate portfolio amounts to approx. SEK 39 billion, and comprises premises for office, retail, warehouse and industrial purposes with a total lettable area of approx 3.7 million sq.m. The real estate portfolio is owned and managed by six wholly owned subsidiaries with strong local roots in five growth regions: Greater Gothenburg, the Öresund Region, Greater Stockholm, Mälardalen and Eastern Götaland. Castellum is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB Large Cap. Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, SE-403 14 Göteborg | Org nr/Corp Id no SE 556075-5550 | Phone +46 31 60 74 00 Fax +46 31 13 17 55

SCA’s transfer of Chinese hygiene business to Vinda approved

Vinda is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the agreement which strengthens the cooperation between SCA and Vinda (announced July 18, 2014) was subject to approval by the independent shareholders of Vinda. The transaction is expected to close on October 1, 2014. As of the closing date, Vinda will have the exclusive license to market and sell the SCA brands; TENA, (incontinence products) Tork (Away from Home tissue), Tempo (consumer tissue), Libero (baby diapers), and Libresse (feminine care) in China (Mainland China,Hong Kong and Macau). In these markets, Vinda will hold the rights to these brands and acquire SCA’s Dr P and Sealer brands, while SCA will continue to provide innovation and technical support for the business. - The approved cooperation and transaction will generate mutual benefits for both SCA and Vinda particularly in distribution, sales, innovation and R&D. Vinda will get access to a broader product portfolio and SCA’s brands will have the potential to reach a broader base of consumers and customers via the extensive and robust distribution network of Vinda in China, says Jan Johansson, President and CEO of SCA. SCA has been a shareholder in Vinda since 2007, became its majority shareholder in late 2013, and has consolidated Vinda financials since the first quarter of 2014. SCA’s hygiene business in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) had net sales of approximately SEK 600m in 2013. The purchase consideration amounts to HKD 1,144m (approx. SEK 1,000m) on a debt-free basis.

Teen TV Actress Martina Stoessel Appointed Ambassador for Trig Money™

Trig Social Media AB (Publ) is pleased to announce to have appointed the argentinian teen actress and singer Martina Stoessel as Ambassador for Trig Money™. Martina Stoessel will act as a Brand Ambassador for the global Trig Money™ application that is currently being launched worldwide. “We are very happy to have the talented Martina Stoessel onboard as Ambassador for Trig Money. Martina has gained great popularity as a teen star and role model for the younger generation and we look forward to working with her." says Phillip Cook, Trig Social Media AB (Publ).--Martina Stoessel is an Argentine teen actress, dancer, singer, and model. She gained popularity for her debut role as Violetta Castillo on the Disney Channel original series ‘Violetta’, Latin America’s #1 series for kids and tweens. Martina obtained the title role in the series ‘Violetta’ in 2010 and she was also a key contributor for the ‘Violetta’ soundtrack, which was released in 2012. She won an award for "Female Newcomer" in the 2012 edition of the Kids' Choice Awards Argentina and was also nominated for the U.S. version, the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, in the "Favorite Latin Artist" category. Trig Money™ offers a cashback application to it's users on the services and products that they buy online with any of the thousands of global retailers connected to the Trig Money™ network. Trig Money™ can also be downloaded at A social media platform designed as an innovative global social communications solution, run by Trig Social Media AB.

80% of Tenants Indicate Renting is ‘Too Expensive’, says New Poll from Online Property Experts, I Am The Agent

Tenants across the UK are concerned that rental prices are ‘too expensive’, according to a comprehensive survey by the online letting agency I Am The Agent. Around 80% of all respondents to a tenant survey said that they felt renting a property was putting a strain on their finances – with just one fifth of tenants asserting that their rental prices are ‘average’. Around 40% of those polled by the self-service letting agency confirmed that above 40% of their income was dedicated to rental costs – just one respondent was found to be spending less than 10% of their household income on renting a property. Half of those who admitted their rent was expensive ranked the outlay as ‘far too expensive’, suggesting a real disparity in income and rental prices for thousands of tenants across the country. The figures are revealed as I Am The Agent’s survey also confirmed that tenants in the UK are wholly pessimistic about their chances of getting on the property ladder at any point, with the supreme negativity attributed to the skyrocketing rental prices that have swept the country in recent years.  Rebecca Peach, Founder and Director of I Am The Agent, says, “Tenants all over the country are becoming increasingly concerned about their rental costs – and for good reason. Back in June, the HomeLet Rental Index saw the average UK rental amount hit a record high of £811 per month, and eight of the twelve regions tracked saw rental prices rise during this month. We’re seeing the cost of renting a property rise faster than inflation and tenant income, creating a difficult market for the legions of tenants in this country to navigate.” She adds, “With buying a property off the table for many of the population, moving into rented accommodation is the only viable solution – creating a perfect storm for landlords to increase prices and boost their own profits.” I Am The Agent offers a comprehensive service for both landlords and tenants looking to minimise the cost of renting a property online. Traditional estate agencies can charge exorbitant fees for putting together tenancy agreements and arranging viewings. I Am The Agent puts the power in the hands of the individual – and this is reflected in the fixed-fee packages offered by the virtual lettings agency. Landlords utilising the innovative platform provided by I Am The Agent can choose from four service levels, with prices starting from just £19.00. Letting an entire property can be as cheap as £99 including everything from ‘To Let’ boards, EPC certificates and access to the comprehensive members’ area on the I Am The Agent website, allowing landlords to arrange their own viewings and manage their own tenants. There are also a range of managed let services that allow landlords to focus on other elements of their lives, safe in the knowledge that everything from their rent to their repairs is handled by the team at I Am The Agent.  Tenants searching for a property that fits their budget can also breathe a sigh of relief when using I Am The Agent – the online estate agency doesn’t charge any tenant fees for matching them up with a landlord and their dream property. The expensive process of renting is offset by a removal of the traditional agency fee, allowing tenants to focus on making their new property feel more like home. To find out more about I Am The Agent, visit their website:

Which Vet Nurse will steer their way to success in Drive Nutrition 2014?

Press release September 2014 Hill’s™ Drive Nutrition ( competition is back – and this year Hill’s has selected a brand new iconic Fiat 500 as the ultimate prize. It’s sure to give the Hill’s stand the wow factor at BVNA congress where the winner will be announced in front of an excited audience. Hill’s is inviting delegates to come along and watch with bated breath as Drive Nutrition participants find out if this could be the moment when they win big! Hill’s believes that vet nurses change lives and developed Drive Nutrition to say thanks for their hard work and dedication. Throughout the year, Drive Nutrition encourages participating nurses to demonstrate their nursing know-how by completing a whole host of fun online tasks including quizzes, trivia challenges and mini competitions to earn points and a whole host of prizes through the year. There’s a serious side too as the on-line programme highlights the importance of nutritional assessment for every pet, which is something vet nurses are integral in providing and at the centre of Hill’s nutritional philosophy. All Drive Nutrition participants are in with a chance to win the main prize as just a single point qualifies them to enter. And although one nurse will be victorious after BVNA congress, there are still lots of prizes to bag on the Drive Nutrition site (, meaning it’s not too late to take part. This year’s grand prize, the fiesty Italian Fiat is a new modern-classic car that takes everything that’s great about its traditional heritage and brings it bang up to date. That means it has a lot in common with today’s veterinary nurses. And to add to that ‘too cool for school’ vibe, Hill’s is making sure that the car will yet again be given a funky fun loving ‘wrap’ featuring some furry friends. The top secret design is sure to turn a few heads at congress when it’s unveiled. Nurses who want to feast their eyes on the prize should simply swing by the Hill’s stand at P29 at congress. The Drive Nutrition presentation is always a hub of anticipation and excitement and this year looks set to be similarly lively, with ‘lights, camera, action’ and free bubbly on hand to kick-start proceedings as onlookers get the chance to share in someone’s very special moment. Nurses should be sure to grab their slice of the action (and a free cup cake) by visiting stand P29 at BVNA congress ( at 3pm on Saturday 11th October where they will find out who could be caught at that jaw dropping moment ‘on camera’ when the winner of the life-changing prize is announced. For vet nurses that haven’t entered, it’s not too late - they should just visit or to accelerate their way into Drive Nutrition 2014! For more information visit or  Suggested tags: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Drive Nutrition, Drive Nutrition 2014, Veterinary Nurse, BVNA congress, Vet Nurse Awards, Vet Nurse Car, Vet Nurse Fiat 500, Vet Nurse Prize Photograph: First prize in the competition will be a Fiat 500 car. The actual prize may vary from this photo. Terms and conditions apply- see Drive Nutrition for details.

Cision Announces New Release of CisionPoint

CHICAGO (September 12, 2014) Cision is pleased to announce a new release of CisionPoint. This release features new insights and analytics to help measure the success of campaigns and new tools to uncover publicity opportunities and amplify key messages. As part of this new release, Cision now offers new executive reports that  allows clients to easily understand key metrics for media coverage, the total impact of coverage and insight into media groups that are performing best. Additionally, Help A Reporter Out (HARO) and PRWeb—two of Vocus’ most popular services—are now available to  all CisionPoint users.  Access to HARO Premium, one of the fastest growing publicity services in North America,  delivers real-time media opportunities from journalists on deadline who need sources, as well as unlimited keyword email alerts and expert profiles. With the addition of PRWeb, CisionPoint users can now access to the broadest choice of channels for press release distribution and can harness the power of the industry’s largest most visited press-release website to gain online visibility. A PRWeb press release can help businesses and organizations improve reach and get publicity on the web across search engines, blogs and websites in just a few simple steps.    "The intense pace of public relations demands tools that help practitioners to quickly find, leverage, and quantify opportunities," says Scott Livingston, SVP of Market Engagement at Cision.  "From new analysis and reporting tools to the inclusion of industry-leading solutions like PRWeb and HARO, we are constantly working on new ways to bring additional value to public relations professional." Highlights of the Fall Release include:   · All-new Monitoring Reports provide the most crucial insights for PR Professionals. The auto-generated reports make it easy to share your media coverage and related ROI with colleagues, executives or clients.   · Auto-tagging helps users easily organize coverage to focus only on the most relevant articles. Proactive organization also helps clients easily customize reports and gain valuable insight into their coverage. · A beta version of the Cision’s new Analytics platform  allows clients to understand the success of their campaigns, benchmark against the competition and understand the media types and outlets that provide the most value. With several dashboard views, clients can choose to focus on geography, date ranges or media types depending on the area that is most important to their company. · Access to HARO Premium for all CisionPoint media database users. HARO brings nearly 30,000 reporters and bloggers and more than 250,000 expert sources together to tell their stories, promote their brands and sell their products and services each day. · Access to PRWeb’s extensive distribution network, providing even more options when it comes to getting news in front of the right audience. ###   About CisionCision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands—from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. For more information, please visit (

What’s the whisper about Whisper?

This year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show will give the industry its first real look at ‘Solent Whisper’ - a 5.9m sailing catamaran with a cutting-edge hydrofoil system. Designed and built using the state-of the-art yacht design and engineering facilities at Solent’s Warsash Maritime Academy and city-centre campus, the catamaran’s technology has already attracted attention from world-class sailors during sea trials this summer. The revolutionary new hydrofoil system provides stability, ease and safety, which along with an affordable projected purchase price, has the potential to offer America’s Cup-style sailing to the masses. The craft’s easy and stable sailing style also mean it could prove popular and accessible for disabled sailors. Primarily designed with ease and safety in mind, Solent Whisper has also exceeded expectations on the speed front. It comfortably achieves over 25 knots and it can ‘fly’ on its foils in as little as five knots of wind. The new hydrofoil technology is the brainchild of Ron Price, a Solent yacht and powercraft design graduate who is now Senior Lecturer in Naval Architecture at the University’s Warsash Maritime Academy. The prototype is the result of months of hard work made possible by the technical experience, support and skills from colleagues across the University and the state-of-the-art facilities at both the engineering workshop at the maritime academy and the composites lab at Solent. “I was very fortunate to have access to the incredible skill and knowledge of the engineering technicians, the support of staff, and use of the superb facilities at the University,” says Ron.” It is hoped that a retail production version will be available for the London Boat Show in January 2015. “We are engineering the boat in a way that the design is smart enough to keep the production costs low. I’m hoping that my design ideas will make inshore and small boat racing more accessible and affordable for the average club racer, those who sail for pleasure and people with disabilities,” adds Ron. Southampton Solent University has a reputation for leading the world in maritime education and technology, and Ron is one of a long line of design graduates who continue to shape the world of sailing including: Jason Ker, working on Sir Ben Ainslie’s GB America’s Cup bid; Guillame Verdier, who designed the yachts that came both first and second at 2012 Vendee Globe; German Frers Jr; Bill Dixon; Ed Dubois; Rob Humphreys; and Juan Kouyoumdjian. On the sailing-side world-class Solent alumni include: Helena Lucas, who won Great Britain’s first ever sailing gold at the 2012 Paralympics; Paul Goodison who took gold at the 2008 Olympics; and Herve Piveteau who sailed to victory in the Production Boat Class at the Mini Transat 2008, the French equivalent of the OSTAR. The designer, Ron Price trained at Sandhurst as an Officer Cadet and then spent seven years in the in the Armed forces, before starting his degree in Yacht Production and Design at Southampton Solent University – alongside Paralympic sailing gold medallist Helena Lucas. Following graduation he started his marine engineering career at Rockport Engineering where he was responsible for Design Systems and Composite Engineering. Ron returned to the University as a lecturer on the Yacht Production degree courses, before moving over to Warsash Maritime Academy as a Senior Lecturer in Naval Architecture, where he currently teaches.

Professional Wrestler Zach Gowen Goes Gold 4 Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Zach Gowen, the world’s only one-legged professional wrestler, will be supporting Go4theGoal Foundation during his matches in September, which is pediatric cancer awareness month. He will be wearing special gold gear in his matches, including custom-made shorts with the Go4theGoal emblem on them. “I’m beyond excited to partner with Go4theGoal in bringing hope for kids who have cancer as well as their families,” Gowen said. “It’s a family disease and it takes a community to bring relief.” Pediatric cancer is a cause close to Gowen's heart; as a child, he was diagnosed with a bone cancer called Osteogenic Sarcoma. He had his left leg amputated as an eight-year-old. “As a survivor of childhood cancer, I feel obligated and motivated to do anything I can that may help bring relief to kids that are sick,” Gowen said.  “That is why for the month of September I will be donning special Go4theGoal gold gear at every wrestling event I attend.  I will do all I can to spread the word about this wonderful organization.  I’m honored, humbled, and grateful to play a small part in these courageous childrens’ success stories.” Gowen is a former employee of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). From 2003-04, he wrestled in the WWE, squaring up against stars like Brock Lesnar and John Cena. He made his pro wrestling debut in 2002. “We are humbled that Zach has been gracious enough to help support our cause at Go4theGoal,” said Nate Mulberg, Go4theGoal Athletics Coordinator. “Zach is an inspiration and role model to all of us, especially those children and families fighting pediatric cancer, the number one disease killer of children. We couldn’t ask for a better individual to represent Go4theGoal.”

Free Range Festival For Foodies Welcomes Michelin Star Good Food Guide Chef

Cornwall is as famous for toiling tin as it is tempting its tourists, and it's often a port of call for polishing off a pasty or quaffing a cream tea. Bude, Cornwall’s most up-and-coming seaside town, boasts an array of local producers, restaurants, pubs and cafés whose food is sourced with care, prepared with skill and delivered with pride. Bude Castle lays forth its lawns later this month, Saturday 20 September and Sunday 21 September, as an open invitation is extended to readers to discover the class of culinary cleverness hiding around the banks of the old canal. Foodies are advised to come hungry to Bude for Food, in order to explore everything from charcuterie to chocolates, pasties to preserves and everything in between. In excess of 50 handpicked exhibitors will be showcasing their home grown wares in the Artisan Food Marquee. Michelin-starred top chef Paul Ainsworth from Number 6 in Padstow, will be on hand providing demonstrations in the kitchen theatre, with a focus on the seasonally available produce in the region. Number 6 featured in the Top 50 Restaurants announced last week by The Good Food Guide. Along with Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, this kept Cornwall's running as a gastronomic haven. In addition to Ainsworth, revered local chefs Emily Watkins (Kingham Plough, Great British Menu), Martin Dorey (the Camper Van Cook), Sanjay Kumar (leader of Slow Food Cornwall and champion of the Cornish sardine) and Steve Marsh (the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth) have demonstrations; to brush up on tips and collect recipes. Masterclasses to improve accessibility of food include the art of foraging with the Eden Project’s Emma Gunn and a food bank cookery demonstration from Sanjay Kumar. Poised to promote accessibility, the festival fuses a feast of fresh talent with affordable fun for all the family. Activities workshops feed children's imaginations, which, coupled with a play area and baby-change facilities; make it a cost effective weekend option to be sated in sun soaked fun. If the food alone isn't enough to tantalise tastebuds, Saturday night is party night, with live music from some of Cornwall’s finest: Freshly Squeezed, an eight-piece funk-fuelled set of outstanding musicians famous for filling dance floors, appears on a double bill with Antimatador, featuring Simon Dobson, award-winning master of brass and composer of the year 2012. Friday provides its share of belly laughs with a comedy night featuring Patrick Monahan, veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Final push for Humber region poppy challenge

Public participation in an ambitious project of commemoration will be given a final push on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September, when the North Lincolnshire Museum and Normanby Hall’s Farming Museum hosts a ‘poppy drive’! Throughout the weekend, visitors will be invited to create their own poppy, which will then feature in one of five artworks being created by Hull-based Martin Waters.  Each poppy includes a tag in which the name of someone from the Humberside region who fell in World War I – a poignant tribute to their sacrifice. “We are trying to make tens of thousands of poppies to feature in these artworks, and we’ve had amazing support from schools around the whole region, but the more we get, the more spectacular these artworks will be,” comments Laura Smith-Higgins, Audience Development Assistant for the Joining Up The Humber Museums.  The poppies have been made by children from schools throughout the East Riding, Hull and North Lincolnshire, as well as visitors to many of the local authority visitor attractions and museums throughout the region.  The remembrance artworks will be created in Beverley Minster and Beverley Art Gallery, St Lawrence’s Church in Scunthorpe, Holy Trinity Church in Hull and the Ferens Art Gallery ahead of Remembrance Sunday in November. The Poppy Challenge forms part of the World War I commemorations across the Humber region as part of the Joining Up The Humber Museums initiative.  Local authority museums across the Humber region are hosting themed exhibitions and events telling the story of how the First World War impacted on the people of the region.  Highlights include: · ‘When War Hit Home: Hull and the First World War’ which opened at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull on 19 July.  The exhibition explores the effects of the First World War on Hull and its people, using Hull Museums’ extensive collection of objects and images.  · ‘Normanby At War’ at Normanby Hall & Country Park near Scunthorpe.  The exhibition focuses on the time the house was volunteered by the Sheffield family to serve as an auxiliary  hospital during World War I, including hospital beds, medical equipment and costumes from the era · ‘Keep the home fires burning: how the First World War was felt in Beverley’ is hosted at the Beverley Guildhall, and takes a very local view, drawing on the local newspapers of the period to look at the problems, issues and idiosyncratic way Beverley experienced the war. · ‘Art relating to World War I’ at Hull History Centre.  The exhibition includes a variety of new artworks created by participants in Hull Adult Education courses, from paintings and soft furnishings to fashion and recipe ideas inspired by each participant’s personal history. · ‘For King & Country: First World War in North Lincolnshire’ at the North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe looks at the experiences of local people both at the Front Line and back home, and how they have since been commemorated through war memorials all over the region. · ‘Goole and the Great War’ is an exhibition by the Goole Museum’s volunteer team, looking at the role of Goole as a port during the First World War, and what happened to the seamen interned by the Germans at Ruhleben camp. For more information on all of the events taking place as part of the Joining Up The Humber Museums initiative, please visit ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Fall Wine Packages at California Inns

SACRAMENTO, CA [September 12, 2014]—Few things pair better with wine tasting than a stay at a California boutique hotel or bed and breakfast inn.  As the grape harvest season approaches, several members of the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) are offering wine packages for guests to savor the fall colors, fine wines and buzz of activity at harvest time.  Winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, the acclaimed Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301  ( Eureka is offering two wine packages for the oenophile.  The first, the Wine Lover’s Package, includes an overnight stay at the inn, a bottle of Champagne chilled in the room before arrival, two bottles of wine, and a Discovery Wine Tasting Dinner for two at Restaurant 301.  The package is $475 and excludes tax and gratuities.  The second package, Carter Lover’s Tasting Tray, includes a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, three of Mark Carter’s favorite cheeses, handmade crackers, fresh seasonal fruit, toasted almonds, etched Carter glasses and a cozy keepsake blanket with directions to the beach for watching the sunset.  The package is $195 with the blanket or $145 without.  The luxurious Carter House Inns is an enclave of four Victorian mansions uniting contemporary good taste with the gracious elegance of a bygone era.  To reserve, call 707-444-8062. On Friday and Saturday evenings through October, the Gables Wine Country Inn ( invites a local Sonoma County winery to pours their vintages on the lush grounds of the inn. The inn provides snacks, music and great conversation with other guests. In addition, the inn provides a wine pass with complementary tastings for two to over 120 Sonoma County wineries, a savings of over $100 per day. The beautifully-appointed Victorian mansion is nestled on three and a half tranquil acres in the heart of Sonoma County.  The guest rooms feature 12-foot ceilings, luxurious bed and private bathrooms with claw-foot tubs.  For reservations, call 707-585-7777. Celebrate at Flavor! Napa Valley with the Inn on Randolph (  Guests booking a three-night midweek stay between November 19-23, 2014 will receive a 10% discount off the room rate and complimentary First Taste Napa Culinary Stroll tickets for two on November 19.  The package also includes a bottle of Mark Herold Flux Rose, a gourmet cheese platter, and complimentary tastings for two at Wines by Mark Herold and Frog’s Leap Winery.  The beautifully renovated historic inn features contemporary décor, a gourmet breakfast prepared in a gluten-safe kitchen, heated bathroom floors and luxurious beds.  The inn’s Flavor! Napa Valley package is subject to availability.  To reserve, call 707-257-2886. For more information on wine specials and other bed and breakfast deals, visit ### Media Contact: Ranee Ruble, or 503-788-3938

‘Gentleman’s Spirit of Adventure Night’ will Boost Charities

Suffolk-based custom motorcycle emporium Krazy Horse is joining up with Ravenwood Children’s Charity Trust, the chosen charity of Ravenwood Hall Hotel, and premier menswear brand Trotter & Deane to stage an evening of adventure for gentlemen based around ‘the need for speed, style and adventure’. The luxury Krazy Horse venue at Bury St Edmunds - which serves those with an interest in classic motorcycles, cars, hotrods, fashion, music and culture - will join forces with Ravenwood Hall and Trotter & Deane for an evening involving classic-racing machines, music, gents stylish clothing and grooming products.  The invite-only event is connected to the Just Giving link and will involve a fund-raising auction as part of the event. There is one Golden Ticket for the event which will win one guest the opportunity to spend a day in a classic Morgan touring around the Suffolk Countryside. The ‘Gentleman’s Spirit of Adventure Night’ on 10 October will help to raise vital funds for three specific causes – Prostate Cancer Research, the East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH), and the Odanadi Project which helps children in India who have been affected by human trafficking.  A follow on motorcycle, car and outdoor charity event is planned for 12 June 2015 at Ravenwood Hall Hotel. L-R Paul Beamish of Krazy Horse, John Deane-Bowers of Trotter & Deane and Craig Jarvis of Ravenwood Hall Hotel Paul Beamish from Krazy Horse, Craig Jarvis from Ravenwood Hall and John Deane-Bowers from Trotter & Deane are the three adventure-loving entrepreneurs behind this inaugural event.  Each has built up successful business interests while at the same time pursuing adventurous hobbies and charity activities in their spare time.  ‘We’re all very similar in our outlook’, explains Paul Beamish.  ‘We all work hard and play hard.’‘Each of us has spent time testing our own personal levels of skill and endurance - and this is where the idea came from for the joint charity event to bring together others who have done similar things.  We hope this will be successful enough to become an annual charity event.’ Craig Jarvis, who owns Ravenwood Hall Hotel in Rougham and The Black Lion in Long Melford, adds: ‘I’m driven by challenges which are all linked to the drive to raise money for good causes.  This event is one that brings like-minded people together to talk about what they do to push themselves – or simply what they do for fun.  It’s an event that I can simply enjoy as I trade stories with other adventurers from Suffolk.  I’m looking forward to taking it easy this time – before I embark on my next on-the-edge challenge.’ Concludes John Deane-Bowers of Trotter & Deane: ‘We are all risk-takers.  That’s what we do both in business and in our leisure time.  We do want to put Suffolk - and Bury St Edmunds - specifically, further on the map as the fast-growing style-capital of the East of England.  It is the town that makes things happen – and we are all a part of its exciting emergence.  It is my belief that local businesses should support targeted charities and we feel that we can achieve more together – and can build on this active partnership in future.’ Custom motorcycle and vintage hotrod specialist Paul Beamish has regularly raced and driven 80 year old cars and 60 year old motorcycles around Europe, often having to stop and fix them on the side of the road.  He is an active member of the Vintage Hot Road Association’s (VHRA) 100mph Club.  Paul raced a 1934 Ford Bonneville at the first official VHRA’s speed races at Pendine Sands, in South Wales, last year and won his class record.  He did the same this year and substantially improved his race time.  Krazy Horse supports Dirtquake, the annual fest for motorcycle, scrambler and chopper racing.  One of their two riders this year was superbike champion, Guy Martin. Entrepreneur John Dean-Bowers was formerly Sales Director of specialist menswear retailer Woodhouse, in London’s West End.  The exclusive chain was eventually sold to TopShop boss Sir Philip Green.   John left to set up his own menswear outfitters in Suffolk, Trotter & Deane which is currently looking to open another outlet to add to its existing store at Bury St Edmunds – and the business plans to go online from November.  John is an active member of the Suffolk business community encouraging fellow business owners to get involved with activities designed to support a number of local charities.  He races in the Sports 2000 Championships, a premier race for 2-litre sports prototype race cars.  His current drive is an historic Tiga built in 1985.  Tiga, now owned by racing driver and businessman Mike Newton, built cars that ran at the La Mans in the mid 1980s and are currently developing a new LMP2 car to run at the 24hours Le Mans next year.  In addition to John’s passion for cars, he is also a winter sports enthusiast, working as a ski instructor with the Austrian Ski School in Alpbach, Tryol, on the busy weeks of the ski season. Hotelier Craig Jarvis raced motorcycles during his early years and then took on the challenge of horse racing.  His sense of adventure has taken him around the world to India, Cambodia and even Brazil.  He has run and ridden around the globe for the charity he set up – The Ravenwood Children’s Trust.  His most notable challenges being the Marathon Des Sable or the ‘Sand Marathon’ across the Sahara Dessert in Morocco which saw him cover 151 miles in 7 days.  He also raced the Enduro Himalayan Race - which is the highest trail in the world – on a Royal Enfield motorbike and this year he completed his most grueling challenge ever – he climbed Mount Everest.  Craig took three weeks to trek up to base camp in the most extreme and unpredictable weather conditions.  He then ran the official 26.2 mile Marathon that took him back down the mountain - in a time of 13 hours and 26 minutes, with some of the race taking place in the dark! For more information on the charity evening, call 749645 or visit or see Krazy Horse on facebook and twitter.  While the event is invite only, donations can be made to the three nominated charities by visiting Krazy Horse is expanding at a time when custom, go-fast motorcycles are enjoying widespread popularity in the UK and around the world.  The recent revival in motorcycle sales has been partly the result of greater media interest created by programmes including Cafe Racer on the Discovery Channel on Sky TV and other car and bike restoration and history programmes.   The venue has been awarded a number of premium dealerships including Norton, The Morgan Motor Company, Indian Motorcycle, Zaeta Motorcycles, Paton Motorcycles, Hardknock by Kikker 5150 and Victory.

Welcome to the Community, Social Media

Back in the day (2003), the launch of the first-ever, large-scale online networking service changed the way we communicate with each other. MySpace allowed people to create a personal social profile, giving the users the options to write a biography, upload photos, and tell everyone your emotions through a status update. The trend was fun for a while; until everyone had enough of reading their friends' status updates that said they are currently brushing their teeth before going to bed or walking the dog on a sunny day. By 2008, Facebook stole the No.1 spot in popularity, simply because their strategy shifted to using social media for more than just an online vehicle to communicate with friends. In short, Facebook helped small businesses grow by offering the business page option. A Facebook business page gets the message across while establishing a digital footprint. The constantly changing social network initially targeted college students and eventually the entire 18-35 age bracket. Today, most new Facebook users are between the ages of 50-64. For some time, we have been seeing this trend spill into the senior living arena. Families are shopping online, looking at Facebook pages and websites, before deciding where their loved one will move in. By now, your community Facebook page has to be up and running, promoting all that it has to offer, not just through the biography. Does your community offer memory care? Skilled nursing? Fine dining? Each post needs to be tailored to your community's specialties. Your social media manager should also be following online trends, exploring new ways to strengthen the online image as well as keeping followers in the loop with events. And yes, there should be a social media manager. A business page on Facebook can be beneficial for both the consumer and the community operator. From an operation standpoint, you want to make sure everything from staff to policy is buttoned up or else you might receive a bad public review. On the other side, consumers are able to write reviews based on certain experiences at the community, either positive or negative. These reviews provide potential prospects insight about the community before they schedule a tour. As a digital media specialist, I will say it is quite rewarding to see a resident coordinating plans with their family member via Facebook to attend a community function. So ask yourself, how does your Facebook page set itself apart from the competition? Facebook is the most popular social media outlet out there; however, Twitter and LinkedIn are a close 2nd and 3rd. Twitter's 140-character message keeps readers' attention by getting to the point faster. There are many things going on in our lives that easily distract us, so reading shorter messages that get to the point across makes Twitter easier and quicker to read. Senior living professionals will eventually use Twitter to communicate with business partners and clients, if they aren't already using it. For staff and administrators, LinkedIn is a great outlet to create a name for yourself and the community. Each staff member should connect his or her personal profiles to their employer's LinkedIn, which will reinforce a strong online image. If you're recruiting for a senior living community, you can search for candidates on LinkedIn as well as post job opportunities. Job seekers can then find those jobs and tie them right back to the community page. By adding your community or association to LinkedIn, your brand will be recognized on the most popular and professional business-networking site. Overall, make sure staff, family and friends interact on social media. Have family and friends write reviews about their experience. Upload pictures and videos from events and make sure everyone knows about activities going on in the community. With time, residents, family members, staff and even prospects will be tweeting, posting and connecting! Adam Gomes is the national digital media specialist at Bild & Company ( Orginally Published McKnight's: 

Press release from the Annual General Meeting of Clas Ohlson AB (publ) on 13 September 2014

Adoption of the balance sheet and income statement The AGM adopted the balance sheet and income statement for the Parent Company and the Group for the 2013/2014 financial year. Dividend At the AGM, the proposed dividend to shareholders of SEK 4.75 per share was approved. The record date for the dividend was set as 17 September 2014. The dividend is scheduled to be paid from Euroclear Sweden AB on 22 September 2014. Board of Directors The AGM discharged the Board members and the CEO from liability for the 2013/2014 financial year. The AGM resolved that the Board of Directors would comprise eight Board members. The AGM re-elected Board members Klas Balkow, Kenneth Bengtsson, Björn Haid, Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Cecilia Marlow, Edgar Rosenberger and Katarina Sjögren Petrini. Göran Sundström was newly elected as Board member. Kenneth Bengtsson was elected Chairman of the Board. The AGM resolved to appoint one auditor with no deputies. The AGM elected Deloitte as auditor with Kent Åkerlund as Auditor in Charge for the period until the next Annual General Meeting. Board fees The AGM resolved that Board fees (including remuneration for committee work) be paid in a total amount of SEK 3,107,500 of which SEK 630,000 to the Chairman and SEK 315,000 to each non-executive Board member elected by the AGM. The AGM also resolved that remuneration be paid to the non-executive members of the Audit Committee in the amount of SEK 137,500 for the Chairman of the Committee and SEK 68,750 to each of the other Committee members. Finally, the Meeting resolved that remuneration be paid to the non-executive members of the Remuneration Committee in the amount of SEK 125,000 to the Chairman of the Committee and SEK 62,500 to each of the other Committee members. A fee may be paid as salary or by invoice. If the fee is invoiced, it must be adjusted for social security contributions and value-added tax with the purpose of achieving complete cost neutrality for the company. Guidelines for remuneration of senior executives The AGM approved the guidelines proposed by the Board of Directors for remuneration of senior executives. Long-term incentive plan (LTI 2015) In addition, the AGM resolved, in accordance with the Board’s motion, to adopt a performance-based long-term incentive plan (LTI 2015). The aim of the adopted remuneration principles, including the long-term incentive plan LTI 2015, is to attract and retain senior executives in a cost-efficient and competitive manner. The Board of Directors will annually evaluate whether long-term incentive plans will be proposed at future General Meetings. Acquisition and transfer of treasury shares The AGM resolved, in accordance with the Board’s motion, to authorise the Board, during the period until the next AGM, to make decisions pertaining to A. Acquisition of treasury shares according to the following:- A maximum of 860,000 Series B shares may be acquired.- The shares may be acquired on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB.- Acquisition of shares through trading on a regulated market may only take place at a price per share that at every point in time is within the registered span of share prices at that particular time.- Payment for the shares must be made in cash. Shares may be acquired to safeguard the company’s commitments (including social security fees) resulting from proposed incentive program (LTI 2015) and adopted incentive plans. B. Transfer of treasury shares according to the following: -          A maximum of the number of Series B treasury shares held at the time of the Board of Directors’ decision may be transferred. -          The shares may be transferred on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB. -          Transfer of shares on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB may only occur at a price per share that at every point in time is within the registered span of share prices. -          Payment for the shares must be made in cash. The reason is to provide the company with an opportunity to continuously adapt the number of shares acquired to safeguard commitments (including social security fees) within the framework for LTI 2015 and earlier implemented incentive plans. The AGM resolved, in accordance with the Board’s motion, as follows C. Transfer of treasury shares according to the following:- A maximum of 656,000 Series B shares may be transferred.  - Entitlement to receive shares is to accrue to the participants in LTI 2015.- Shares may be acquired between 15 June 2018 and 23 April 2022. Payment for the shares must be made no earlier than 15 June 2018 and not later than 11 May 2022.- Share awards issued in accordance with LTI 2015 will be transferred free of charge.- Shares based on options issued in accordance with LTI 2015 will be transferred at a price corresponding to 100% of the volume-weighted average price paid for the company’s Series B share as established on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB over a period of ten trading days prior to the start of the acquisition period. The transfer of treasury shares and the reason for disapplying the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights are a feature of LTI 2015. Board of Directors of Clas Ohlson AB (publ) For more information please contact: Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13

Inwido to be listed

Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO of Inwido: “A listing fits well in to the phase where we currently find ourselves. We are a profitable, market leader looking forward to develop further, now in a listed environment. “We believe we are well prepared for an upturn in the markets. We are currently the largest window player in Europe, with several well-recognized, local brands in our portfolio. We are also beginning to see the first results from the significant improvement initiatives to streamline production, develop product platforms and improve processes.” Arne Frank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inwido: “It is time for Inwido to perform in a listed environment. CEO Håkan Jeppsson and his team have both the capabilities and experience from public markets to complete the next stage in the business plan. The plan is focused on continuous improvements of the operations and continued growth on the strong home markets in the Nordics and selected European markets.” Susanna Campbell, CEO of Ratos: “Throughout our ten years as owners, Inwido has gone from being the leading window and door manufacturer in Sweden, to become leading in Europe. Many significant improvement initiatives have been completed to strengthen profitability and efficiency in recent years. Now that Inwido enters into its next phase, where the effects of the initiatives will be fully leveraged, it is our, and the Company’s, belief that it is a suitable time to list the Company and thereby increase the visibility of Inwido and its brands in their continued journey.” Inwido is Europe’s largest supplier of innovative, environmentally adapted, wood-based windows and doors. The company has operations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, the UK, Austria and Ireland, as well as exports to a large number of other countries. The Group markets some 20 strong local brands including Elitfönster, SnickarPer, Hajom, Hemmafönster, Outline, Tiivi, Pihla, Diplomat and Sokolka. In the first half of 2014, the Company’s net sales amounted to MSEK 2,208 and operating profit (operating EBITA) adjusted for items affecting comparability amounted to MSEK 155, equivalent to an operating margin of approximately 7.0 per cent. Order bookings increased by 14 per cent. In 2013, Inwido’s net sales amounted MSEK 4,300 and EBITA adjusted for items affecting comparability amounted to MSEK 345, equivalent to an operating margin of approximately 8.0%. The Offering in brief · The Offering is directed to the general public in Sweden and institutional investors. · The Offering comprises 31,882,143 shares in Inwido, corresponding to 55.0 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. · Ratos has reserved the right to increase the Offering and sell an additional maximum of 5,796,525 shares, corresponding to 10.0 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. Further, Ratos has issued an over-allotment option of up to 5,651,796 additional shares, corresponding to up to 15.0 per cent of the total number of shares in the Offering (approximately 9.7 per cent of the total shares in the Company) · If Ratos decides to increase the Offering in full and if the over-allotment option is fully exercised, the Offering comprises a total of 43,330,464 shares, corresponding to 74.7 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. · The final price in the Offering is expected to be determined within the range of SEK 63-74 per share (the “Offering price”), corresponding to a market value of all shares issued by Inwido of approximately SEK 3.7-4.3 billion. The Offering price is expected to be announced on 26 September, 2014. · A prospectus with full terms and conditions is published today 15 September, 2014, on the Company’s website Read the full press release in the pdf attached

Beijer Electronics invests 175 million SEK in Industrial Data Communication

Over the last few years, Westermo has achieved major success with its robust solutions for Industrial Data Communication. Westermo products have become synonymous with high quality and performance, and Westermo is thus in a strong market position. The Board of Directors therefore wants to expand the business, with the target of growing the turnover from 370 million SEK to nearly 650 million SEK in 2017. The growth is expected to result in an increased profitability compared to present day 14% in EBIT. The total addressable market is estimated to 10 billion SEK, and is expected to grow by more than 10% per year. Main market competitors are companies such as Hirschmann and RuggedCom. The additional investment will expand Westermo’s product offer within the areas Mission Critical Edge Networks and Westermo IP Train, thereby strengthening Westermo’s position in demanding segments such as Rail, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power Distribution and Utilities. The investment plan also includes a substantial reinforcement of the sales organization. Over the coming three years, Westermo will invest 175 million SEK, most of this self-generated through Westermo’s profitable business. During this time period, headcount is expected to increase with approximately 50 people, both within R&D and the sales organization. ”This investment will further strengthen our position as a leading player within our selected segments,” says Anders Ilstam, Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors also wishes to announce that the present CEO, Fredrik Jönsson, will leave the company after several successful years within the Group. As of September 15, 2014, Anna Belfrage will be acting CEO. The Board wishes to take this opportunity to thank Fredrik Jönsson for his diligent efforts through the years.

Sales development in August and the third quarter 2014

The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 19 percent in local currencies in August 2014 compared to the same month last year. In the third quarter of 2014, i.e. during the period 1 June to 31 August, sales including VAT increased by 16 percent in local currencies. Sales including VAT in the third quarter converted into SEK amounted to SEK 45,259* m (37,411).Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 38,805* m (32,040). The total number of stores amounted to 3,341 on 31 August 2014 versus 2,964 on 31 August 2013. The Nine-Month Report, covering the period 1 December 2013 – 31 August 2014, will be published on 25 September 2014 at 08.00 (CET). Percentage sales development for the month of September will be published on 15 October 2014. * The amounts are provisional and may deviate slightly from the Interim Report that will be released on 25 September 2014. 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 September 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 3,300 stores in 54 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 (

Dannemora Mineral introduces measures to improve liquidity

As previously announced, Dannemora is in need of a bridge financing during the latter part of the extended period of company reorganisation, 13 August to 13 November, to meet liquidity needs throughout the period. Against this background, the operations will be conducted under a temporary production plan that allows the company's financing needs during the remaining period of reorganisation to be covered by self-generated funds. The temporary production plan means that the normal activities of drilling and construction of tunnels for future mining ceases as of Monday, 15 September 2014. As these are forward-oriented measures the company's ability to produce and deliver iron ore during the reorganisation period is not affected. Delivery capability to customers is therefore unchanged. The time that operations can be conducted according to the temporary production plan exceeds the remaining time of the reorganisation period. During the summer, the company has developed a new business plan and a new investment model, which show that the planned investments lead to a clear improvement in financial ratios. Profitability depends on the development of the world market price of iron ore and that the production keeps competitive cost levels. The company believes that the production levels achieved in accordance with the new business plan and investment model can be made at very competitive cost levels and thereby generating good profitability. The business plan is available at Dannemora Mineral's website under Investors/Reorganisation 2014, and is the starting point in the discussions that the company has and intends to have with financiers and investors to find a strong and long-term solution for the company's future.

ContextVision Launches 3D Visualization Product

Stockholm, Sweden – September 15, 2014 – ContextVision (, a leading provider of image enhancement for 2D and 3D ultrasound, now launches REALiCE, a new software for the sophisticated visualization of fetal ultrasound images. The new software package combines the proprietary GOP 3D enhancement with a new rendering technology, making it possible to achieve an image quality rarely seen before. This will help manufacturers deliver more realistic images for prenatal ultrasound. “This unique product will further strengthen our position in the growing 3D ultrasound software market,” said Anita Tollstadius, CEO of ContextVision. “We already have a unique 3D filter on the market and no one else can provide a combination with rendering software like ours.” The use of 3D ultrasound is growing and visualization of the unborn baby has become very popular among expecting parents. The new visualization software offers photography-like images of the fetus and provides diagnostic information for the doctor. There is also an increasing interest for further applications, such as visualization of the heart. “We are very pleased that we have been able to develop a high quality product in a very short time,” continued Tollstadius. “It proves our capabilities to efficiently turn new technology into viable products.” The product is being displayed at the International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISOUG) in Barcelona this week. About ContextVision ContextVision is a leading provider of image enhancement software to the global medical imaging industry since 1983, with the versatile GOP® technology at its core. We play a key role in helping manufacturers by offering clinicians unparalleled diagnostic image quality, ultimately providing patients with better care. ContextVision continues to offer the latest software and expertise within ultrasound, x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, fluoroscopy and computed tomography. Our groundbreaking technology and lengthy expertise have granted us a pioneer position within 2D/3D/4D image enhancement across multiple modalities. For more information, please visit

SKF celebrates 15 years as a recognized leader within sustainability

Gothenburg, Sweden, 15 September 2014: For the 15th year in a row, SKF has been listed as one of the world’s most sustainable companies by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). In particular, the Company has once more been recognized as best-in-class within both environmental reporting and environmental management.    “Fifteen years after first being included in the DJSI, I am incredibly proud to see that the hard work and commitment to sustainability that is exhibited by our people across the world continues to be recognized,” says Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO.    SKF defines sustainability as SKF Care, which encompasses Business Care, Environmental Care, Employee Care and Community Care.  SKF BeyondZero is SKF’s strategy to create a positive impact on the environment. It consists of two simultaneous approaches:• to reduce the environmental impact resulting from SKF’s operations• to provide customers with innovative technologies, products and solutions that offer improved environmental performance. SKF works to improve economic, environmental and social performance over the full value chain. A good example is the Group's climate strategy, which includes suppliers, SKF operations, transportation, distribution and customer solutions. This strategy and approach has been recognized by WWF through the nomination of SKF as a WWF Climate Saver. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes were launched in 1999 and are longest-running and most prestigious global sustainability benchmarks worldwide.  In addition, SKF is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index. Aktiebolaget SKF       (publ)

Enea signs 1.3 MUSD service deal with US aerospace / defense company

The customer, who is a global technology leader in the avionics industry has selected Enea as the supplier based on strong, proven capabilities in the aerospace / avionics industry. Enea’s North America Professional Services team, located in Arizona, has developed strong relationships, which have positioned them to deliver this critical project. They have provided this customer with a full services package including specialized engineering expertise, flexible models and the strength of onsite program management. In this case, Enea’s North America team has taken on full responsibility for the program management and delivery of this critical avionics display program including requirements, software design/development, and validation components. “The Avionics industry is a key component of our Global Services business, and we begin to see the improving trends being confirmed in projects funded by the US national budget", says Anders Lidbeck, President and CEO for Enea. "The customer’s renewed confidence in Enea is a testament to our Avionics expertise in software design, development, integration, test and maintenance.” This information is such that Enea AB (publ) is to publish in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on September 16, 2014 at 08.00 CET. For more information visit or contact: Anders Lidbeck, President & CEOE-mail: Sofie Sarhed, Investor RelationsPhone: +4670 971 4005E-mail: About EneaEnea is a global supplier of Linux and real-time operating system solutions, including middleware, tools, databases, and world class services, with a vision to enable communication everywhere. As a trusted and respected player in the embedded software eco system, Enea has for more than four decades delivered value and helped customers develop and maintain ground-breaking products. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on Enea’s technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. For more information please visit or contact us at Enea®, Enea OSE®, Netbricks®, Polyhedra® and Zealcore® are registered trademarks of Enea AB and its subsidiaries. Enea OSE®ck, Enea OSE® Epsilon, Enea® Element, Enea® Optima, Enea® Optima Log Analyzer, Enea® Black Box Recorder, Enea® LINX, Enea® Accelerator, Polyhedra® Lite, Enea® dSPEED Platform, Enea® System Manager and Embedded for Leaders(TM) are unregistered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries. Any other company, product or service names mentioned above are the registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective owner. © Enea AB 2014.

ICA Sweden and Starbucks Signs Licensing Agreement

ICA Sweden has signed a licensing agreement with Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) to open Starbucks retail stores in the grocery store channel in Sweden. The cafés will be operated by ICA according to the Starbucks licensing concept and under the Starbucks brand. “By adding new businesses that complement and strengthen ICA’s stores and marketplaces, we can generate growth in our core business, grocery retail. The café sector is growing and this is part of our plan to strengthen our customer offering over time,” says Per Strömberg, CEO of ICA Gruppen. Initially, the plan is to open three Starbucks retail stores during 2015. These will then be evaluated before a decision is made on the possible establishment of more cafés. “We are very pleased with our partnership with Starbucks. Just like ICA, Starbucks has a strong brand and a clear focus on quality and ethics and shares the vision of satisfied customers. This is a good example of how we can increase customer benefit and highlight our stores as destinations,” says Anders Svensson, Deputy CEO of ICA Gruppen and CEO of ICA Sweden. About StarbucksSince 1971, Starbucks Corporation has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through a unwavering commitment to excellence and guiding principles, Starbucks bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. For more information, please visit Starbucks retail stores or online at ( For more informationICA Gruppen press service, Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52ICA Gruppen discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 CET on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.

Go green, wear blue with Conscious Denim at H&M

"We're so excited about Conscious Denim at H&M. We’ve worked hard to reduce the environmental impact from the washing processes alongside using materials that are more sustainable. The collection is full of great pieces, and proves how sustainability can equal great style," says Helena Helmersson, Head of Sustainability H&M. The result is a full collection with modern cuts in deep indigo tones. For women, Conscious Denim has the essential styles of the season, from low-waisted or high-waisted skinny jeans to boyfriend cut and tapered ankle. Alongside these denim essentials, there are also pieces made from conscious materials that wear just like denim, to create the full look. Jogger jeans in knitted indigo have the softness of sweatpants, while an indigo boilersuit in Tencel has a sharp, slim fit. For men, classic 5 pocket styles in raw denim are joined by jeans in different cuts and washes. As well as a deep indigo denim jacket, there's a twill workers jacket while an indigo wool coat is the perfect outer layer for the season. Meanwhile for kids there are different styles, including jeans and dungarees, all in conscious materials. When creating Conscious Denim, H&M used criteria from Spanish denim consultants Jeanologia to test its denim washing processes, including water consumption and energy consumption. To meet the Conscious Denim standards at H&M, the materials have to be more sustainable, and the washes have to achieve the highest status according to Jeanologia’s criteria. Each garment in the Conscious Denim range will feature the Clever Care label, with details on sustainable wear and care, while in store hang tags will describe the conscious qualities of each piece. It's all part of H&M's long term commitment to more sustainable fashion, details of which can be found at ( For more information about Jeanologia please visit (

Alfa Laval Group wins SEK 55 million petrochemical order in South Korea

The compact heat exchangers will be used in the production of phosphoric acid, an important ingredient in phosphate fertilizers. “The petrochemical sector in the Middle East has grown significantly over the past ten years, and this order confirms our position as a trustworthy supplier of equipment to an industry with very high demands,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. Did you know that… the Middle Eastern petrochemical industry reached an annual production of 121 million tons in 2012, and is accounting for 6 percent of the global production capacity? (Source: McKinsey, April 2014) About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees. For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

Textron Systems G-CLAW Precision Guided Weapon Achieves Successful Live-Fire Demonstration

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 – Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today its G-CLAW(TM) precision guided weapon successfully completed a live-fire demonstration recently at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.  The GPS-guided G-CLAW struck within four meters of the designation spot and detonated on the target as intended, proving the weapon’s guidance, warhead and its fuzing capability. The weapon is on display during the Air Force Association’s (AFA) Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept.15 – 17, at the Textron Systems booth (#709). Invited guests of Textron AirLand will be able to view the Scorpion ISR/Strike jet, equipped with G-CLAW, while the aircraft is on display at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for the duration of the AFA conference. G-CLAW is a lightweight precision guided glide weapon with a scalable blast fragmenting warhead designed to be highly effective against vehicle and personnel targets. The Textron Systems team demonstrated G-CLAW by dropping it from an altitude of 10,000 feet out of a Cessna Caravan aircraft equipped with a U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Common Launch Tube (CLT) dispenser. Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems is conducting G-CLAW testing and development as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USSOCOM Program Executive Office (PEO) Fixed Wing. This was the last in a series of five tests conducted in 2014 to prove out the new weapon to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7. “What we accomplished at Yuma Proving Ground further validates the effectiveness of this highly flexible weapon system,” explained Ian Walsh, Weapon & Sensor Systems senior vice president and general manager. “This demonstration sets the stage for further integration of additional features as well as testing from other aircraft platforms – all toward the goal of providing the warfighter with an accurate and affordable weapon system designed for static or moving targets.” G-CLAW incorporates a Height of Burst sensor for optimal effects against a broad target set. In addition to its flexible, multiple warhead lethal capability, G-CLAW’s modular design supports rapid incorporation of emerging technologies in guidance, seekers and effects. It can be adapted to changing mission requirements at minimum development cost. G-CLAW can be integrated onto an array of aircraft including Class IV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, light attack aircraft – including Textron Aviation’s Beechcraft® AT-6 and Textron AirLand’s ScorpionTM – and converted commercial aircraft, such as a Cessna Caravan, from standard rack dispensers. Note Concerning Scorpion Jet: Scorpion is viewable by invitation only, in a closed facility not accessible to the general public. Requests for media tours and interviews should be directed to David Sylvestre at or (401) 640-6719. # # # Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

EQT VI acquires Evidensia Djursjukvård AB

· EQT VI to acquire Evidensia, the Nordic leader within high-quality veterinarian services · EQT VI to support Evidensia’s continued growth and expansion EQT VI has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Evidensia Djursjukvård AB (”Evidensia” or ”the Company”) from Valedo. The foundations Stiftelsen Strömsholm Djursjukvård and Stiftelsen Svensk Djursjukvård, and Evidensia’s management will remain as minority owners. Evidensia is the Nordic market leader within high-quality veterinarian services, offering diagnostics, medical treatments and surgery for pets and horses in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Evidensia was established in 2012 in connection with the merger of some of the largest and most reputable pet- and horse hospitals in Sweden. Since then, the Company has grown rapidly through a large number of add-on acquisitions. To date, more than 40 acquisitions have been completed. Evidensia is today the largest veterinarian services provider in the Nordics with approximately 90 clinics and hospitals. The Company treats more than 700,000 animals annually and is also the leading operator for education and referrals. Evidensia has approximately 1,500 employees of which around 500 are veterinarians. Sales for 2014 are estimated to be around SEK 1.4 billion. EQT VI will apply a strategy geared towards further growth which is planned to be achieved both through increased market penetration and add-on acquisitions with Evidensia as platform. Focus for Evidensia is to remain ‘best in class’ in terms of quality, being a driving force in improving industry-standards and to continue to provide the best care and the most advanced treatments to pets and horses in the Nordics. "The demand for professional pet care has increased significantly over the past years as pets are more and more considered to be important family members. With our focus on high-quality and customer satisfaction, Evidensia is well positioned to provide the best basic care and the most advanced treatments available in the market. We look forward to develop Evidensia further together with EQT VI as our new owner. Their industrial approach and ability to drive change will support us in taking an even more active part of the industry consolidation,” says Anders Thunberg, CEO of Evidensia. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction value. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals from the competition authorities. Contacts:Johan Hähnel, EQT VI Spokesperson, +46 706 05 63 34 About EQTEQT is the leading private equity group in Northern Europe, with portfolio companies in Northern and Eastern Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 25 billion and over 500,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. More information can be found on About Evidensia Djursjukvård ABEvidensia is the Nordic leader in veterinarian services offering diagnostics, medical treatments and surgery for pets and horses in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The company has approximately 90 clinics and hospitals and approximately 1,500 employees of which 500 are veterinarians. More information can be found on

Library’s Summer Reading program combats “summer slide” to support success in school

Charlotte, NC – Sept. 16, 2014 – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program recorded more than 26 million minutes of reading, a 23.8% increase from last year.   And a total of 29,105 individuals participated in the Summer Reading Program, a 19.9% increase from last year. What is the significance of more than 26 million minutes of reading during the summer? For many students and families, it means going back to school more prepared to learn. School-aged children participating in Summer Reading read for an average of 20 minutes per day, which research has shown helps them return to school ready to learn at grade level, avoiding the “summer slide.” The community’s enthusiastic participation in Summer Reading from June 11 to August 9 continues to demonstrate that literacy is important, even in the summer. David Singleton, Director of Libraries for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, is convinced that the Summer Reading Program is one of the most important annual programs provided by the Library. “Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is committed to educational success for every young person. While we create a community of readers throughout the year, Summer Reading is a time to focus on children and teens reading and engaging in library programs so that they return to school ready to learn and succeed in school. Preschool children participate in early literacy activities that help them with vocabulary, letter recognition, and other pre-literacy skills that better prepare them to be ready to read and learn. And Adults participating in the program are modeling reading behaviors—in print, online, and in electronic format—for young people.” The Library’s partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has been instrumental in helping direct program resources into the hands of the students who can most benefit. About 65% of the 19,051 children and teen participants were CMS students.  Said CMS Deputy Superintendent Ann Clark, “CMS is thrilled with the increase in the participation in the Summer Reading Program as well as the strong commitment from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to align their programming with CMS priorities to combat summer reading loss for our students.” Summer Reading organizers wish to thank the 2014 Summer Reading sponsors, Carowinds, Wendy's and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation for their continued support of the Library. Companies interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2015 Summer Reading program can contact the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation at 704-416-0618.


The Company refers to the announcements made on (i) 3 September 2014 in relation to the Proposed Offering and (ii) 15 September 2014 in relation to the board of directors’ (the “Board”) intention to recommend a dividend for the financial year ending 2015 ("FY2015"). The Company wishes to update Shareholders that the Company has extended the timeline for the Proposed Offering in order to provide potential investors sufficient time to consider the Board’s intention to recommend a dividend for FY2015 of at least 30.0% of the Company’s net profit after tax from the date of the Company's secondary listing on the SGX-ST to 31 August 2015 (excluding any exceptional and extraordinary income), after considering the Company's level of cash and reserves, results of operations, business prospects, capital requirements and surplus, general financial condition, contractual restrictions, the absence of any circumstances which might reduce the amount of reserves available to pay dividends, and other factors considered relevant by the Board, including the Company's expected financial performance. It is expected that the final prospectus will be registered in Singapore on or about 26 September 2014. Shareholders and investors should note that the Proposed Offering remains subject to the registration of a final prospectus by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as well as the market conditions prevailing before the Proposed Offering.  As the terms of and the timeline for the Proposed Offering have not yet been finalised, shareholders and potential investors are accordingly advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of the Company. For further information, please contact Mr Jason Goh +65 6590 8209 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Maplace UK Sales May Predict The Referendum Results

Few elections have been as controversial as the Scottish referendum taking place tomorrow. With 97% of Scots registered to vote (, it's aligned to be a life changing decision, whatever the outcome. First Minister of Scotland and champion of the Scottish independence movement, Alex Salmond, recently said that he would not be applying for another shot at referendum should this one fail to make the break from the UK - making it a once in a generation opportunity. However, if the vote is a Yes, many EU countries fear it will spark other devolution campaigns across the continent. Online map ownership company, ( reported a significant rise in UK sales this week. Rose and Vadio Gitazy intended their pioneering social network-cum-monopoly business to essentially be an advertising space for businesses to gain exposure. However, recent sales indicate popularity among individuals wishing to digitally own a plot of land. Rose said, "One woman in Scotland bought 42 places in England last week. We wonder, could this mean she is showing some allegiance to the UK?" Herself Czech in origin, Rose remembered the 'Velvet Revolution' when the former Czechoslovakian state peacefully resolved to separate in 1989. "I was quite young when it happened, but I have fond memories of visiting Slovakia when as a child. I have one square on there myself!" she explained. Never motivated by money, the concept of is to allow individuals or businesses to own parts of the world, rather like the moon deeds popularised as Christmas presents. Commenting on this, Vadio said, "We have seen a rise in sales recently anyway; in the run up to Christmas." rectangle ownership makes a unique gift, and at just £1 the advertising is cheaper than any other.  Rather like Monopoly, landmarks hold greater value and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. "But it does seem strange that so many seemingly 'normal' streets have been going like hotcakes this week", he added. When asked to comment on the referendum, neither of the co-founders had a specific leaning, but Rose said, "For us, change leads innovation and this is what makes great things happen. We set up to connect people around the world and increases visibility online for new and existing businesses. We have used the strap line rewrite the map, but we never imagined it would be predicting the future of the UK!" Whichever way the Scots choose to vote tomorrow, one thing's for sure: the borders on will stay the same. To find out more about the concept or to buy your own, please visit About the founders: Rose and Vadio became disillusioned with the poor incomes offered to migrants in the UK and conceived of as a space to connect with others and create a unique online community. Having launched in April, they have been nominated for several start-up awards for 2015.

Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes discovered

Ageing is among the largest known risk factors for many diseases, and type 2 diabetes is no exception. People older than 65 years have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their insulin-producing cells in the pancreas fail to compensate for insulin resistance. A decline in insulin secretion from these so called beta cells is considered to be a major contributing factor to disease development, but little has been known about why this happens. As the investigators behind the recent study searched for a link between ageing, beta cell dysfunction and diabetes, they took a closer look at calcium ions.“Calcium ions as mediators of signals in the cell play a crucial role in regulating the function and survival of insulin-producing beta cells”, says Luo-Sheng Li, at The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Karolinska Institutet, the study’s first author.The researchers studied three different types of mice that differ in age-induced deterioration. The first was a genetically modified mouse that accumulate DNA mutations in the cellular power plants, the mitochondria, and thus age prematurely. The second type of mouse represents naturally mature ageing, whereas the third is more resistant to age-induced deterioration. When comparing the mice, the investigators found that the function of the mitochondria is reduced with age. This age-dependent reduction of mitochondrial function in beta cells ultimately leads to reduced insulin release.The study demonstrates that an impaired fine tuning of the free calcium concentration in the beta cell is the molecular mechanism linking mitochondrial dysfunction to impaired insulin release.“The defective metabolism-induced deterioration in calcium ion dynamics reflects an important age-dependent phenotype that may have a critical role in the development of type 2 diabetes”, says Principal Investigator Per-Olof Berggren at The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. “This is important information that may lay the foundation for a novel treatment regimen for diabetes.”The work conducted at Karolinska Institutet was supported by, among others, the Swedish Research Council, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Swedish Diabetes Association and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.Publication: 'Defects in β-Cell Ca2+ Dynamics in Age-Induced Diabetes (', Li L, Trifunovic A, Köhler M, Wang Y, Berglund JP, Illies C, Juntti-Berggren L, Larsson NG,  Berggren PO, Diabetes (, epub ahead of print 1 July 2014, doi:10.2337/db13-1855.

Saab wins LEDS-50 MK2 launch order

The LEDS-50 MK2 provides additional protection to the vehicle and crew by detecting the presence of latest generation laser threats and automatically deploying countermeasures to avoid the vehicle being hit by the threat. This order is an important breakthrough for Saab in the Land Self-Protection Systems market since it is the launch order for its latest vehicle self-protection solution. It is especially relevant since it confirms the international market attractiveness of advanced Softkill solutions as a cost effective way to improve vehicle survivability in complex operational situations.Existing customers using Saab Land Self-Protection solutions includes the Royal Netherlands Army that has fitted the Saab laser warning system to their CV90/35 fleet as part of an integral survivability suite. Saab continues to see an increasing trend towards enhanced protection solutions for land vehicles in the international market. Development and production takes place at Saab in Centurion, South Africa (Saab Grintek Defence). For further information, please contact:Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, Saab Subsaharan Africa, Anne Lewis-Olsson, +27 (0)71 6810429 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.

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to Host Golf Classic in Havre de Grace, MD

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will host a celebrity golf tournament featuring former MLB All-Stars, World Series champions and other alumni. The event will take place on Friday, September 19th with proceeds benefitting the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Alumni players attending* the event include Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., 1973 American League Rookie of the Year Al Bumbry and 1983 World Series champion Scott McGregor, as well as Mike Bielecki, Jim Coates, Doug Creek, Rene Gonzales, Ron Hansen, Chris Hoiles, Dave Johnson, Steve Johnson, Brian Kowitz, Ross Moschitto, Dickie Noles, Billy Ripken, Steve Rogers, Don Stanhouse, Garrett Stepehnson, Bill Swaggerty, Fred Valentine and Don Wert. The tournament will take place at the Bulle Rock Golf Club, starting with registration at 8:00 a.m. located at 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by an awards dinner and auction at 3:00 p.m. For more information regarding this event, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at or visit *Celebrity attendees subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. ###