The Family Silver – a new band with a classic sound, release their debut album on 13th November on Privilege Records (distributed worldwide by Republic of Music). Founded by three of the UK’s most influential and highly respected musicians, The Family Silver comprises Matt Deighton (Mother Earth, Paul Weller, Oasis and Bill Fay) on guitar and vocals, bassist Damon Minchella (Ocean Colour Scene, Richard Ashcroft, The Who) and master drummer Steve White (Style council, Paul Weller, Ian Dury and Jon Lord). ‘Electric Blend’ features 12 superbly crafted original songs delivered with the entire musical prowess you’d expect from three musicians who have made a significant contribution to British popular music over the past 30 years. The album has been compared to the very best of what these musicians have achieved with the refreshing return of classic British songwriting, ‘tempered with space and dimension as a meticulously put together tract of sound in an age when class-A playing is often overlooked’ (Jason Holmes, Huffington Post) Coming together to take centre stage at last, The Family Silver have drawn upon and garnered their talent, top-flight pasts and experiences to make a record that serves as a reminder of what today’s music scene is missing. However, they have also hatched a novel plan that has seen the modern medium of crowd funding empower them with full creative control and a route to market that engages with existing and attracts new music fans directly. Steve White explains, “This all came about when a friend of mine who runs a building firm in south-east London told me that he was looking to do some altruistic stuff. He was interested in financing the recording of the album and there wasn't any point wasting time going through a conventional record company. You have to work out new ways of engaging with fans, and we chose the PledgeMusic platform that has helped raise the necessary finance for pre-sale, marketing and promotion." It’s a strategy that has paid off, with The Family Silver achieving 140% of their original funding target – and it’s still growing, along with the band’s plans to work outside of the box using new ways to present and promote their music both live and on record. ‘Electric Blend’ has been co-written and includes some Matt Deighton compositions, such as ‘Overshadowed’, described as ‘a soaring piece of folk-rock that has you wondering why music like this has disappeared from the airwaves.’ "I haven't been in a situation like this for 15 years," says Matt. "This album is greater than the sum of its parts. Steve and Damon have brought all their experience to it and have transformed my expectations." Steve White concludes, "Electric Blend is a body of work, and a very traditional one. Like Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin once did at the rockier end of the spectrum - when they'd make a record and say to the paying public, make of it what you will - that's the spirit in which we made the album." The only difference is we’ve chosen a very modern way of bringing it to market. Supported by a full press and media campaign, ‘Electric Blend’ is released on 6th November on Privilege Records (distributed worldwide by Republic of Music) and available in the following formats: Digitally on iTunes - Digipak CD (PRIV CD 001) - 180gm Vinyl (PRIV 001). ENDS NOTE TO EDITOR Images and video below. To arrange interviews and appearances please contact: Peter Ross: TWO PR T: 07970 191668         E:

New challenges for e-documents in ECM

Finally, legislation is catching up with technology. Nevertheless, it is still very important to provide the safety of storage and to secure the validity of electronic documents. The article by Aleš Hojka, IBA CZ General Director, reviews what the possibilities in the market are and what should be considered before purchasing a DMS (document management system). In recent years, we often use the term “e-document” when talking about document creation and storage, as well as about document lifecycle management. No doubt that in the ECM / DMS area, it is a quickly emerging trend. The fundamental element of this problem is the shift of legislation, not only our Czech, but European as well. For example, the Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS) clearly states that an electronic document has the same legal force as a paper document and that no authority in any of the EU Member States can decline a document just because it is not a paper one. Providers of ECM / DMS systems and process consulting should also keep up with the times, as customers mainly appeal to document archiving or so-called reliable archive. Most frequently, we come across e-documents in banks and insurance companies, when the “hallmark” of safe storage, archiving and document inalterability is supplemented by, for example, a digital signature, certificate or biometric signature. So how to efficiently not only carry out document processing and long-term archiving, but also to ensure their legal validity, so that formally and meaningfully they have an equal permanent and evidential value as their paper counterparts? First you need to look at the specific requirements of the customer and then to offer a suitable software, or an integration of multiple systems. A wide range of options pops up in mind from so-called enterprise solutions through other cheaper alternatives and up to open source solutions. You need to approach every customer, either new or already existing customer, individually and offer him/her an optimal solution. Unfortunately, we come across more and more customers who were recommended an unreasonably large (enterprise) system and who are now facing the deployment of other agendas, which development and integration is much more complicated and expensive than it could be in case of simpler DMS system alternatives. Not every customer needs a robust solution, but the reverse is also true when certain requirements cannot be completely covered by the open source solution. While implementing the system, it is always necessary to bear in mind the total cost of ownership. If customer requirements are well-defined we should rely on our experience when recommending the appropriate DMS system. The storage may be used for archiving documents, and unless there is no requirement for workflow processes or internal robust integration with other systems, we shouldn’t be afraid of using proven technologies such as MS SharePoint Foundation, Alfresco CE, ELO, as well as other open source solutions that are able to cover these requirements completely. Another category is the implementation of a system where the customer expects the emphasis on speed, personal processing engine, ability to integrate with other systems, power, scalability, etc. In this case, we choose enterprise systems like IBM FileNet, EMC Documentum, Microsoft SharePoint or OpenText. The shift in the legislation is good news for the market. Only time will tell how we can manage it, both DMS solution implementers and our customers.

Fashion Designer Agnieszka Klaput Makes a Statement at London Fashion Week

Agnieszka Klaput returned to London’s Fashion Week with her stunning collection of women’s clothes for a second time. After making her debut at the coveted event in 2014, Agnieszka’s brand AGA Couture London showed off her latest collection ‘Shades of White’ at the Amba Charing Cross hotel in the capital. ‘Shades of White’ is a line of gorgeous dresses, playsuits and two pieces. The contrast between gold and white shades adds a striking element to the classic designs. The designer creates timeless pieces which focus on elegance, femininity and beauty. Visitors to London Fashion Week were enthralled by the outfits adorned in hand embroidered beads and made out of luxurious fabrics. AGA Couture’s signature look is classic earthy colours designed for modern and stylish women. Agnieszka Klaput said “I was left thrilled by the reception from the audience, London Fashion Week is one of the most important weeks for designers like myself and I’m ecstatic to be able to share the week with other amazing brands.” 'Shades of White’ featured styles that were both glamourous and convenient to wear. The line has a simple yet sophisticated design, something that the designer focuses on. “I want to create pieces that women can wear and feel respected, sensual and confident. I don’t want people to feel intimidated by outrageous and extravagant designs. My collection is focused on styles that can make women feel beautiful and elegant when they wear them.” The designs are also influenced by Klaput’s Baltic roots and her passion for art, giving her pieces a unique and original flair. Agnieszka’s love of creativity and art is what sets her brand out from the crowd with hand stitching and intricate embroidery offering subtle embellishment and an utterly one-of-a-kind feel. As a relatively new designer, Agnieszka and her unique brand held their own among some of the most esteemed names in fashion, showing alongside brands such as Paul Costelloe and Pam Hogg. Stand out pieces from the show included a stunning soft white dress with featured lace style shoulders, this can easily be transformed from a simple day style into a chic evening dress. A striking white jumpsuit also wowed the stylish audience, with floral lace sleeves and a soft silk fabric, the jumpsuit is cut to flatter, sensuously embracing any figure to create a sophisticated, streamlined silhouette.  For more information on AGA Couture London find the brand online at Facebook: Twitter:

RayStation® will be extended to include treatment planning for the TomoTherapy® and CyberKnife® Systems

“This agreement marks an important progression in our partnership with RaySearch. We believe the integration of their industry-leading TPS along with our innovative treatment delivery systems will enable clinicians to further optimize their experience and use of Accuray technology long-term,” said Joshua H. Levine, president and chief executive officer of Accuray. “Our goal is to maximize the clinical effectiveness of our Systems and enhance the ease with which they integrate within the radiation oncology department. We are pursuing multiple paths to achieve this result, including this agreement with RaySearch, which will provide both flexibility and enhanced options for our customers.” Under the contract, Accuray will have the opportunity to offer RayStation to clinicians who use the TomoTherapy and CyberKnife System product portfolios. Current RayStation users report that the software provides multiple benefits including advanced treatment planning tools, leading workflow support and an excellent user experience, all of which enhance treatment delivery flexibility within a radiation oncology department. Accuray has an installed base of more than 500 TomoTherapy Systems and more than 300 CyberKnife Systems worldwide. Treatment planning support for TomoTherapy Systems in RayStation is targeted for release during 2016 and support for CyberKnife Systems for release during 2017. “This agreement with Accuray enables us to expand our relationship with a like-minded company committed to improving the way radiation therapy is delivered,” said Johan Löf, president and chief executive officer of RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ). “For the first time ever, treatment planning for both of the Accuray systems as well as conventional linear accelerators will be available in one integrated treatment planning system. This integration alone will entail significant gains in efficiency for clinics that have several machine types. Additionally, we see that many of RayStation’s unique strengths are exceptionally well suited to the Accuray systems. In summary, we think that this collaboration will strengthen both RayStation’s and the Accuray systems’ competitiveness.”

Major order for proprietary hand terminal from Seamless valued at USD 2.4 million

The order is worth USD 2.4 million and is the latest in a series of orders that the Transaction Switch division has received during the third quarter in the rapidly growing African market. In total, Seamless has now received orders valued at USD 5.3 million in Africa. “This is an important order for us in many respects. With our proprietary terminal, we have broadened our business and thus account for a larger share of the value chain in our industry. This also marks the first step into a high-growth market for our proprietary hand terminal, which is both smarter and more effective than other solutions,” says Peter Fredell, CEO of Seamless. Seamless Wireless Point of Sale Terminal, WiPOS, is an integrated part of the ERS 360° transaction platform. In simple terms the terminal can be described as a mobile phone with the capacity to print receipts and vouchers for loading prepaid cards as well as enabling other valuable transaction types. In contrast to other hand terminals, the Seamless product connects to the GSM network, thus substantially improving coverage while simultaneously reducing costs. Customers in the Seamless Transaction Switch division include international telecom companies and distributors. Seamless is also the provider of SEQR, a complete financial ecosystem in which SEQR users can buy and sell goods, connect loyalty systems, redeem offers, and transfer money to and from one another. The SEQR app is free and is available on all mobile operating platforms. For further information, please contact: Peter Fredell, CEO Seamless, +46 8 564 878 00, peter.fredell@seamless.seTommy Eriksson, President Seamless Distribution Systems, +46 705 68 47 86, This is the type of information that Seamless Distribution AB (publ) is required to disclose pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on October 2, 2015 at 07:50 a.m. (CET). About Seamless / SEQR(se·cure) is Europe’s most used mobile payment solution in stores and online. SEQR enables anybody with a smartphone to pay in stores, at restaurants, parking lots and online, transfer money at no charge, connect loyalty programs, store receipts digitally and receive offers and promotions directly through one mobile app. Through the SEQR app, the user simply scans or taps a QR-code/NFC at check-out and approves the purchase by entering a PIN code. Fast, smooth and safe, SEQR’s payment solution enables merchants to lower interchange fees significantly compared to those charged by traditional card companies. SEQR’s unique transaction platform has been developed by Seamless, one of the world’s largest suppliers of payment systems for mobile phones. Founded in 2001 and active in 26 countries, Seamless handles more than 3,5 billion transactions annually through 525 000 active sales outlets. 6 200 merchants have chosen SEQR including the largest grocery chains, fast food chains and national retailer chains in the markets where SEQR is established. Currently SEQR is established in Sweden, Finland, Romania, Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and US. In 2013, SEQR won the Mobile Money Deployment in Europe. Seamless is traded on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, under the SEAM ticker.

Hoist Finance strengthens position in attractive asset class in Italy

As part of its strategy to be a leading debt-restructuring partner to large international banks, Hoist Finance continues to build and enhance its competence and capabilities in unsecured and secured non-performing claims from small- and-medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”). An important milestone in this strategic expansion outside of the consumer segment is today´s acquisition of a NPL portfolio of assets relating to SMEs from Banco Popolare, the 4th largest bank in Italy by assets. “Hoist Finance has experience in this asset class, albeit on smaller scales. This transaction will allow us to substantially expand our knowledge with these types of assets. This acquisition is well within the expected growth trajectory of Hoist Finance Italy and one that supports our strategic mandate in the region”, says Clemente Reale, Head of Hoist Finance Italy. The portfolio consists of approximately 9000 claims with a nominal value of approximately 950 million euros. The 10-year Estimated Remaining Collections are 72 million euros. “This transaction is yet another example of our commitment to our clients to be the leading debt restructuring partner. We want to continue to deliver innovative solutions to our clients in order to help facilitate the positive restructuring of their balance sheets. We expect further growth in the unsecured and secured SME NPL space in Italy” says Henrik Gustafsson, Group Head of Sales and Investments, Hoist Finance. For further information please contact : Henrik Gustafsson, Group Head of Sales and Investments Telephone: +46 725 06 14 06 Anne Rhenman Eklund, Group Head of Communications and IR Telephone: +46 (0)8 555 177 90 About Hoist Finance Hoist Finance is a leading debt restructuring partner to international banks and financial institutions, offering a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for acquisition and management of non-performing unsecured consumer loans. Hoist Finance operates through eleven in-house collection centers across Europe, complemented by local external debt servicing partners. The total carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loans was approximately SEK 8.9 billion as per 31 December 2014. The parent company Hoist Finance AB (publ) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid-Cap list and its subsidiary Hoist Kredit AB (publ) is a regulated “Credit Market Company” under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen). In Sweden, the company offers internet-based savings deposit services through HoistSpar, with around 65,000 active accounts. The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lagen om värdepappersmarknaden) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw. lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). This information was released for publication at approximately 08.30 AM (CET) on 2 October 2015.


Swereco markets OTC products mainly to pharmacies or directly to health care providers. Net sales in 2014 were 150 MSEK. There are several well-established brands in the product portfolio. Mabs medical compression stockings have a leading market position in Sweden and accounts for over 40 % of the net sales. Mabs increase the blood circulation and better transfer of oxygen to the legs for example during pregnancy and flights. A growing segment is also the use of compression stockings in physical rehabilitation. Through the acquisition of Swereco, Karo Bio acquires an operation that together with the earlier acquisition of Apropharm will have a turnover of approximately 200 MSEK and an operating profit initially of about 30 MSEK. The development cost for new preclinical projects has significantly been reduced since the project RORgamma now is operated by the international pharma company Pfizer and could bring so called "milestone payments" worth over 200 MUSD, excluding royalties. Furthermore the projects in Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer are in out-licensing process. The operational cost level has on a yearly basis been reduced with about 70 % from 70 MSEK to 20 MSEK compared with last year. Development work is now focused on more close to market projects which have a lower risk level. The purchase price for Swereco amounts to 250 MSEK. The sum consists of a cash component of 118 MSEK and the remaining part of new shares. "The acquisition of Swereco is an important step for us to build a profitable business. There are many small companies in the field of non-prescription medicines and Medical Device field in the Nordic area. There are good opportunities for us to play an active role in the consolidation that will take place. We choose to have low priority for non-patented prescription drugs, as it is now completely generic driven in Sweden. For our development projects, we intend to work primarily through partners outside the Nordic region. The new organization within Karo Bio has a unique competence together with an international network that facilitates both in- and out-licensing. The goal is to make Karo Bio a profitable and interesting company with positive cash flow and an attractive product portfolio already next year," says Anders Lönner, Chairman of Karo Bio. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:                                                            Henrik Palm, CFO, telephone +46 70-540 40 14 or e-mail          Karo Bio publishes this information in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on October 2, 2015 at 8:30 CET. This press release is also available on and

Swedish Steel Prize finalists 2015

“This year, the 17th consecutive year of the prize, we received a total of 77 applications from 28 countries. The aim of the prize is to reward innovative and creative products and solutions. All the steel applications are highly competitive internationally. It is great to see inspiring new solutions where high-strength steel is a prerequisite. Also many familiar products have been redesigned for higher performance, which shows that innovative engineers always can find room for improvement. The broad spectrum and high standard of applications show, that this prize plays an important role in the industry”, says jury chairman Gregoire Parenty, SSAB’s Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development. The competition attracted the highest number of applications from the heavy transportation industry, although entries were submitted from a broad spectrum of segments. Four finalists have been nominated for innovatively using the potential of high-strength steels in their products. The finalists are:Facil System, sugar cane shredder knives, BrazilThe new sugar cane shredder knives developed by Facil Systems have been bolted spirally onto the support at the axles. The solution saves energy and considerably prolongs the service life of the knives. Founded in 1986, Facil Systems is based in the São Paolo region, but its products are not only sold in Brazil, but also exported to the rest of South America and to India. Milotek Pty Ltd, rail transportation system, South AfricaMilotek has developed a completely new type of rail transportation system for heavy transportation. The Futran System is a new, environmentally aware, suspended transportation system that provides a cost-effective, flexible alternative to traditional rail, truck, conveyor belt and even underground mine haulage systems, for example. Ponsse Plc, forest harvester, FinlandFounded in 1970 in Vieremä, Finland, Ponsse has systematically developed and launched a new generation of forest harvesters (Ponsse Scorpion),which benefits from the use of high-strength steels in, for example, the design of the chassis, crane arms and cutter heads. Ponsse has particularly focused on operator ergonomics. TEREX Cranes Germany, adaptable crane section (Boom Booster), GermanyTerex has innovated an adaptable crane section kit, the Boom Booster, to give its CC 8800-1 crane significantly increased lifting performance. The Boom Booster is attached as the lower part of the main boom of the crane and can also extend crane reach. High-strength steels are used in the Booster’s cross-section solution. For more information, please contactMarie Elfstrand, Director, External Communications, tel. +46 8 454 57 34Susanne Nordhqwist, Head of Events and Content, tel. +46 155 254 381 For images please go to SSAB’s  ( ( more about the Swedish Steel Prize on

Farstad Shipping ASA – Five vessels to be laid up

Farstad Shipping is planning to lay up two PSV and three AHTS in Norway due to an expected further weakening of the offshore market. Consequently, approx. 100 employees offshore, mostly Norwegian nationalities, will be laid off. - To lay up vessels and lay off our employees is a painful measure, especially for those of our employees who are personally affected by the measures. This is deeply regrettable, but necessary due to the current market situation, says Karl-Johan Bakken, CEO of Farstad Shipping. Farstad Shipping is now fully focused on securing contracts and employment of vessels and crews. - Even if it looks dark now, we know there will be better times. We have been through heavy storms before. My target number one is to see us return to a strengthen position with our vessels and employees back in business, Bakken says. - This is, however, not a job I do on my own, but together with all of the highly qualified employees of Farstad Shipping, who give their best to the company every single day, says CEO Karl-Johan Bakken. Prior to this Farstad Shipping has two vessels laid up in Norway and two vessels laid up in Asia. For further information, please contact: CEO Karl-Johan Bakken – tel. +47 901 05 697 CFO Torstein L. Stavseng – tel. +47 911 07 001 Farstad Shipping’s fleet currently consists of 62 vessels (31 AHTS, 25 PSV and 6 SUBSEA) and 1 SUBSEA vessel under construction. The company’s operations are managed from Aalesund, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Macaé and Rio de Janeiro with a total of 2,100 employees engaged onshore and offshore. The company’s strategy is to be a leading quality provider of large, modern offshore service vessels to the oil industry.

Tight Manbuns and Ponytails Can Cause Traction Alopecia and Thinning for on-Trend Guys

All men of the moment are sporting one – but there are fresh warnings from the industry about the side effects of the manbun or ponytail. Hair replacement experts at Hair Development are joining top dermatologists and trichologists in warning men – and women – who regularly wear top knots and manbuns about the increased risk of traction alopecia. Since the style came into fashion, dermatologists have seen more cases of traction alopecia as it appears the manbun, manbraid and ponytail can have an effect on a man’s hairline. Tightly pulling back the hair every day for hours on end can eventually lead to hair loss, and it seems many fashionistas aren’t aware of the condition until it’s too late. Janis Levy, Creative Director of Hair Development said, “Vigorous combing or brushing and tight hairstyles are the main causes of traction alopecia. Sufferers will notice a receding hairline and wider partings at first, but prolonged tension can cause permanent hair loss. We want to raise awareness of the origins and effects of traction alopecia as there is very little information out there – most people simply don’t realise that their everyday hairstyle may be putting them at risk.” “Manbuns and ponytails are the main culprits for men, while women who wear tight braids in cornrows or brush rollers could also be at risk. We recommend changing your hairstyle regularly to prevent tension on the same hair follicles every single day. Although the manbun is on trend, it’s important to switch it up and wear it loose or in a low ponytail a couple of times a week.” Some badly applied extensions and wefts can also create tension on the scalp and play a part in causing traction alopecia. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure permanent extensions are fitted by a reputable company with ethical hair and procedures to reduce the risk. Janis added, “As long as extensions are fitted by experts who follow guidelines and procedures, then they are perfectly safe. For example Hair Development offers a range of application systems, such as M-Fold connections, which are fitted without heat or chemicals, causing no damage to the hair or scalp whatsoever.” The London based company also specialise in hair loss methods and procedures, and are positioned to help and advise anybody who is already suffering with traction alopecia. From laser re-growth therapy to state-of-the-art non-surgical procedures, the hair replacement experts can create bespoke solutions for all clients suffering from hair loss. To find out more about Hair Development and its range of extensions and hair replacement systems, visit: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

Munich-based engineering company MAURER AG selects IFS Applications 9 for improved business transparency

Based in Munich, MAURER is focused on steel constructions such as buildings, bridges, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and other complex dynamic, stressed structures. Following an evaluation process involving several major ERP vendors, MAURER selected IFS Applications to promote a unified way of working, enhance data quality, and promote business transparency at all levels of the organization. Replacing a no longer sustainable legacy system, the IFS solution will initially be deployed at MAURER’s sites in Munich, Lünen, and Bernsdorf, Germany. In a later phase, IFS Applications will also be implemented at the company’s facilities in China, India, and Turkey as well as at all sales locations worldwide. “We chose IFS as our ERP partner because of its experience and proven track record in our industry,” MAURER head of controlling Max Meincke said. “IFS’s expertise was repeatedly confirmed through our interaction with the IFS team and through a number of customer reference visits. We are convinced that IFS Applications will support our business processes and help us power our international expansion.” “We are excited to be able to count MAURER among our internationally renowned construction and engineering customers,” IFS Europe Central vice president of sales & marketing Peter Höhne said. “We pride ourselves on delivering best-practice industry solutions that can power our customers’ growth and provide full transparency for informed decision-making. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial collaboration with MAURER.” The IFS solution include s functionality supporting financials, human resources, supply chain management, manufacturing, engineering, project managment, maintenance, sales and service management, document and quality management, and business intelligence.

November Release Set for Rocker Jason Rylan’s Highly Anticipated Album The Charm

The release date has been set for upcoming Californian rock icon Jason Rylan’s new release The Charm. Due to be released on November 14th through all well-known music outlets including iTunes, Amazon and music platform Bandcamp, the LP is set to be Rylan’s most personal yet. An eclectic mix of artistic influences,  The Charm draws on Rylan’s love of dance, rock, pop and electronic music from Madonna and Calvin Harris to Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Alanis Morrisette. Rylan comments, “I am so excited that my album finally has a release date. After working for countless hours on it, I am now ready to share The Charm with the rest of the world. “Consisting of 15 original tracks and a unique harmonic cover of U2’s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ featuring Sham Lewis my new album has a track for everyone. From the Calvin Harris inspired song ‘Sh*ts Gonna Get Real’ to the chestnut single, ‘Help is on the Way’, I hope that everyone will be able to relate to my album in some way or another. “ One of the biggest artists on the American LGBT rock scene, Rylan created the Las Vegas audio and visual recording company, Sky Ambient Production in 2005.  Once established, Rylan has since worked with musicians including Talbot Snow and Dane Nagahuki of Soundmasters of Las Vegas. Rylan’s first travel experience for Australia’s Mardi Gras influenced his first single ‘Go-Go Boyz.’ Hitting the waves in 2005 the release was celebrated throughout the USA and was featured in a worldwide remix contest sponsored in part by Sony Pictures Digital Media and Acid Planet. Since the release of his debut single, Rylan has released many other songs such as ‘Walk Away’, inspired by the rocker’s late father and reminiscent of Kelly Clarkson’s 2004 release ‘Break Away’. Rylan added, “I hope that listeners see how far I have come musically and can feel the emotion that resonates throughout each song. With influences from some of the biggest stars in the world there is something for everyone no matter their musical tastes.” For more information about Jason Rylan and his upcoming release visit:

US EPA announces stricter ozone standards - Outlook for U.S. vehicle emission testing improved

“Put simply – ozone pollution means it hurts to breathe for those most vulnerable: our kids, our elderly and those suffering from heart and lung ailments,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Our job is to set science-backed standards that protect the health of the American people. Today’s action is one of the most important measures we can take for improving public health, reducing the costs of illness and protecting our children’s health.” – EPA News Release, Two years from now the EPA will issue final area designations, which classify air pollution severity. Some States will have until 2020 to come into attainment; other, heavier polluted States (in particular California, Texas) will have until 2037 to bring current ozone levels in polluted areas securely below 70 ppb. EPA reviews ground level ozone standards every five years. (EPA source: Establishing mandatory vehicle emission testing programs is among the tools that states may include in their State Implementation Plans. “We are pleased with the EPA announcement today,” said Jim Sands, president of Opus Inspection. “We will be monitoring the progress of the states toward implementing plans to attain the new ozone standard, and look forward to working with our state and county customers on existing I/M programs and possibly newly required actions.” Mölndal, October 2, 2015Opus Group AB (publ)

XSpray Microparticles receives 18 million SEK investment to finance clinical development of its lead compound XS004

The 18 million SEK investment will be used to finance the clinical development of XSpray’s lead compound, XS004, developed with XSpray’s proprietary HyNap™ drug formulation technology. XS004 is based on a well-known protein kinase inhibitor (PKI) compound. It is anticipated that these funds will finance XS004 through the Phase 1 clinical trial, results of which are expected in Q2 2016. Recipharm as a CDMO will be engaged as a development and potential future manufacturing partner to Xspray for its XS004 and XS005 product projects. CEO of XSpray, Dr. Per Andersson said that “This marks the beginning of an exciting phase for XSpray, securing the necessary funding for the Phase 1 study with our lead compound, XS004. Also the new ownership structure will give us access to a strong mix of experience and capacities that are needed to commercialize the HyNap™ technology in the market of small molecule PKIs. This market segment currently comprises about 30 PKI products that command about 20% of the total cancer market value in the US. A market share that is expected to grow to 25% by 2020. Our proprietary HyNap™ technology applied to this important class of anti-cancer compounds has the potential to improve both present and upcoming PKI product profiles with respect to safety and enhanced quality of life. Carl-Johan Spak, EVP at Recipharm, said “XSpray is a very interesting company with a unique technology for improvement of drug delivery. We are glad to assist XSpray with pharmaceutical drug development services and we are looking forward to opportunities to serve the company with commercial manufacturing.” “We are very pleased with this investment in XSpray Microparticles,” said Mattias Klintemar, Director of Investments for Östersjöstiftelsen “XSpray’s technology has shown significant potential in the development of new PKI therapies as well as generating early access generic PKIs and improved versions of existing PKI products. This is an important market and XSpray has a unique solution.” For more information contact:Carl-Johan Spak, EVP Development & Technology, Recipharm AB Phone: +46 (0)8 602 53 13, email: Per Andersson, CEO, XSpray Microparticles AB Phone: +46 (0)70 688 23 48, email: Mattias Klintemar, Director of Investments, Östersjöstiftelsen Phone: +46 (0)70 932 64 67, email: About Recipharm Recipharm is a leading CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation) in the pharmaceutical industry employing some 2,200 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material including API and pharmaceutical product development. Recipharm manufactures more than 400 different products to customers ranging from Big Pharma to smaller research- and development companies. Recipharm’s turnover is approximately SEK 3.3 billion and the Company operates development and manufacturing facilities in Sweden, France, the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal and is headquartered in Jordbro, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. For more information on Recipharm and our services, please visit About XSpray Microparticles ABXSpray Microparticles AB is a drug delivery company with a proprietary HyNap™ technology that it uses to develop new protein kinase inhibitors (PKIs) therapies, as well as bioequivalent and improved versions of commercially available PKIs.  XSpray’s HyNap™ technology enables optimization of cost, time and risk during development while enabling a reduction of the significant problems associated with variable bioavailability. These problems affect many NCEs as well as existing PKIs due to pH dependent absorption, food interaction and poor solubility. These traits often lead to complicated dosing regimens for patients and even ‘black box’ warnings. XSpray formulates compounds as HyNap™ – hybrid nanoparticles. The technology is used both to improve the product profiles of currently marketed drugs and to speed up the development of new drugs. XSpray has its headquarters and development laboratories in Stockholm, Sweden, and offers GMP material from a state-of-the-art facility.

Listing prospectus for Finnair Plc’s EUR 200 million hybrid bond available

Finnair Plc                Stock Exchange Release                   2 October 2015 at 3:25 pm EET NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANY U.S. PERSON (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED) OR IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, SOUTH AFRICA, SINGAPORE AND JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. On 1 October 2015, Finnair Plc announced that it had successfully placed EUR 200 million hybrid bonds (“Hybrid Bonds”). The Hybrid Bonds are expected to be issued on 13 October 2015. The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the listing prospectus (the “Listing Prospectus”) of the Hybrid Bonds prepared by Finnair. The Listing Prospectus is available in English on Finnair’s website at Finnair has submitted an application to NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd for the listing of the Hybrid Bonds. 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The Stockholm District Court adopts the composition plan and approves PA Resources’ request for termination of the corporate reorganisation

At today’s composition proceedings at the Stockholm District Court a qualified majority of the creditors chose to support the proposed composition plan put forward by PÅ Resources AB (“the company”) and the administrator whereby the court could adopt the composition proposal. The court’s decision will become final and binding on the 24 October 2015. In conjunction with the court’s decision the company chose to submit a request for termination of the corporate reorganisation on the grounds that the purpose of the corporate reorganisation has been fulfilled through the adoption of the composition proposal. The court approved the company’s request whereby the corporate reorganisation will be terminated when the composition becomes final and binding on the 24 October 2015. Stockholm 2 October, 2015PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact: Petter Hjertstedt, Investor RelationsPhone:   +46 8 545 211 50E-mail: PA Resources AB (publ) is an international oil and gas group which conducts exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. The Group operates in Tunisia, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. PA Resources has oil production in Tunisia. The parent company is located in Stockholm, Sweden. PA Resources’ net sales amounted to SEK 603 million in 2014. The share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, Sweden. For additional information, please visit The above information has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 15:20 CET 2 October 2015.

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Las Vegas, NV

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes as the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series returns to Las Vegas, NV. Two clinics will be held, on Saturday, October 3rd and Monday, October 5th, 2015. The free clinics feature former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth. Players attending* include two-time All-Star Jerry Reuss and eight-year MLB veteran Josh Towers, as well as Scott Karl, Doug Loman, Greg Martinez and Mike Vail. Both clinics will take place at Rainbow Family Park Field #5, located at 7137 W Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117. The first clinic, on October 3rd, will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The second clinic, on October 5th, will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin half an hour before each clinic, and each clinic will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 7,400, of which approximately 5,600 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

MTG wins another 3 years of English Premier League

MTG has held the rights since 2010 in Sweden and Denmark, while this is the first time that MTG will show Premier League football in Finland. The matches will be shown on a combination of MTG’s Viasat and other TV channels and the Viaplay online streaming service. The 2016-17 Premier League season will for the first time include games on Friday evenings, in addition to the matches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. “Premier League is hands down the most popular national club football league in the world, and has a large, loyal and growing following in Scandinavia. We’re very happy to have extended this successful partnership with the Premier League, and that viewers will enjoy live coverage of so many great games from August to May each year.” Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President & CEO MTG also shows Premier League football in Baltics & Bulgaria and is the undisputed home of football with its exclusive coverage of the premier international club championship – the UEFA Champions League - since its launch in 1992 and for another three seasons to come. MTG also holds the exclusive rights to the Danish top-tier football league until 2020/2021. MTG shows 30,000 hours of live sport every year on its free and pay-TV channels and online services. In Scandinavia, this includes live coverage of NHL ice hockey, NFL American football, Formula One motor racing and the European PGA golf Tour. Furthermore, MTG’s channels and sites in Sweden and the Baltics will be the home of coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio next year.    “Our Nordic sports portfolio is quite simply unrivalled, and winning the Premier League rights secures this position for years to come.  We will make the next three years of coverage better than ever with our talented production and commentary teams, and the broad availability of these fantastic sporting events on multiple TV platforms.” Peter Nørrelund, MTG SVP of Sports “We are extremely pleased that MTG has invested in our rights not only in Sweden and Denmark, but in Finland as well. They have done a fantastic job broadcasting the Barclays Premier League in the past, and will continue to do so through 2018/19. These markets are incredibly important to the Premier League, with their long-established and knowledgeable fan bases. We look forward to working with MTG as they continue to bring first-rate Premier League coverage to our supporters across the region. ” Richard Scudamore, Premier League Executive Chairman ****

Saab at Pacific 2015

Saab develops ground breaking ideas for existing technology and pioneering innovations and will be showcasing its full naval defence capabilities developed in Australia and from across the globe. Gunilla Fransson, Senior Vice President of Saab’s global defence and security business will be attending the international maritime exhibition, which draws attendees from across the globe. “The Asia Pacific region is of strategic importance to Saab, we have a long-term investment in Australia that spans 25 years,” says Gunilla Fransson, head of Business Area Security and Defence Solutions, Saab. “Our Australian operations support more than 300 employees developing Australia’s future combat system for the next generation frigates and new technologies in unmanned surface vessels; which will feature at Pacific 2015,” says Gunilla Fransson. At Pacific 2015, Saab will be demonstrating the future roadmap for 9LV and its ability to meet the unique requirements of the Royal Australian Navy and the benefits of commonality across its current and future platforms. “As Australia’s leading combat system integrator, we will be explaining the future evolution of the 9LV combat management and anti-ship missile defence system, currently in-service with the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac class frigates and Canberra class landing helicopter docking ships,” says Gerard Ogden, Head of Marketing and Sales in Australia, Saab. “The battle-proven, scalable 9LV system is a completely flexible and modular capability suited to a range of platforms including frigates and offshore patrol vessels. Through successive capability upgrades, such as the anti-ship missile defence integration, 9LV has made Australia’s current Anzac class frigates the most capable in the world and the baseline for the next generation,” says Gerard Ogden. Also on display are products from Saab’s global portfolio, including: ·A26, the most modern submarine program in the world ·FlexPatrol, flexible littoral ships for combat and patrol with Genuine Holistic Stealth ·Bonefish, the latest Unmanned Surface Vessel control system ·Double Eagle SAROV and AUV-62 unmanned underwater vehicles for mine warfare and anti-submarine warfare training ·Skeldar V-200 medium-range unmanned aerial vehicle for maritime missions ·TactiCall integrated communications systems Come and see how we are breaking the thought barrier at Pacific 2015 — let us show you our future thinking for naval defence. Visit Saab at Pacific 2015, Stand 1B4, Hall 1 at Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney. For further information, news and updates about Saab at Pacific 2015 visit the event site at: For all media inquiries during the show please contact Saab’s press officer at Pacific 2015: Mandy Barlow | +61 430 775 004 | For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, David LedgerMarketing Communications Manager (Australia & New Zealand) +61 (0)421 054 698, Follow us on twitter: @saab Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. 

In July 2015, prices for overseas traded hardwood chip were 14% below their peak four years ago, according to the latest FOEX Chip Price Indexes

Prices for hardwood chips traded overseas have been in steady decline since November 2011. In less than four years, the FOEX hardwood chip price index (PIX-HCG) has fallen almost 14% to reach US$178.34 per oven-dry metric ton (odmt) in July 2015. The downward trend of the index has partly been the result of lower prices for hardwood chips, in US dollar terms, imported to Japan from Australia, Chile and South Africa. Global overseas trade of hardwood chips has slowed down in 2015 with the total trade for the first six months of the year being almost 14% lower than the same period in 2014. The FOEX softwood chip price index (PIX-SCG) has fluctuated more than the PIX-HCG the past two years and has been on an upswing for the past three months after having declined since last summer. In July, the Index was up almost four percent month-over-month to US$173.20/odmt, the highest level since December of 2014. The increase in the price index was due in part to higher import prices in Japan and Turkey.      About the PIX wood chip prices indices FOEX and Wood Resources International (WRI) have cooperatively launched two wood chip price indices, the Softwood Chip Global (SCG) and Hardwood Chip Global (HCG), both part of the PIX index family of FOEX. The Indices represent prices (CIF) for wood chips that are traded globally overseas for the manufacturing of wood pulp and wood-based panels. The Indices are reported monthly the third Tuesday of the month on the FOEX web site ( If you are interested in participating as a data provider, subscribing to the index histories (data available from January 2010), or are considering using the Indices commercially, please contact About FOEX Indexes Ltd FOEX Indexes Ltd is a private, independent company which specializes in providing audited, trade-mark registered price indices for pulp, paper, recovered paper, biomass and wood chips. Financial institutions use the FOEX Indices as benchmarks when setting prices for SWAP-deals and other financial instruments hedging against product price risks. The PIX Indices are trademark registered by FOEX Indexes Ltd. Any commercial use of the indices is subject to permission from FOEX and the terms outlined in the License Agreement between the user/-s and FOEX. If you are considering commercial use of PIX-SCG or PIX-HCG, please do not hesitate to contact FOEX for further guidance. About Wood Resources International LLC Wood Resources International LLC, an internationally recognized forest industry-consulting firm established in 1987, publishes two quarterly timber and pulpwood price reports and has subscribers in over 30 countries. The Wood Resource Quarterly, established in 1988, is a 50-page quarterly market report which includes global prices for sawlogs, pulpwood, wood chips, lumber and pellets, as well as market commentary about developments in the global timber, biomass and forest industry. If you have any questions, please contact Hakan Ekstrom (

Catella predicts a new density level in major European cities

In its latest Market Tracker “Densified cities – space is becoming scarce in Europe”, Catella Research examines the consequences of this condensation on the local real estate markets in major European cities. “According to analysts, one main reason for this development is, superficially, the inflow into these cities. This urbanisation ultimately expresses the resurgent appeal of cities. It creates new occupational mobility patterns, new social typing and, especially, new lifestyles,” says Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research at Catella. Although Europe is often perceived as very heterogeneous, as reflected in the surprisingly many parallels between the housing markets in cities such as Berlin, Helsinki, Paris, Madrid and London, there has been significant inward movement in the past 15 years. This is reflected in a "perceived tightness" among residents, although the situation is still comfortable when compared to many global cities. The model image of the “compact city” is increasingly becoming a reality for Catella. The trend towards luxury urban apartments in residential towers, with over 150 sqm of living space, such as in London, stands at one end of the size structure, with so-called micro-apartments averaging 24 sqm at the other end. The greatest number of housing completions per 1,000 inhabitants in 2015 is expected in France, Switzerland and Norway, with the fewest in Portugal, Spain and Hungary. European living area distribution by size class shows that 12 percent are classified as < 30 sqm and 23 percent as > 90 sqm. The largest segment, 65 percent, is the size class 31-89 sqm. The well-known concept of mini houses from Asian countries is finding its first followers. This form of housing is characterised primarily by "plug-and-play" ideas. Capsule forms of housing, or modular concepts, are other modifications that will share an efficient use of space, predict the analysts. “As a consequence, market participants should be clear that political authorities in cities or countries will increasingly regulate the "dynamic" of property markets. For this reason alone, the real estate sector should contribute more of its expertise in planning processes, and focus on individual buildings. However, European markets will not have to worry about conditions similar to those in Tokyo, except for building rules, fire protection and the social understanding of this generalisation," Dr. Beyerle points out. Catella Market Tracker October 2015 ( TABLE 1 - Population growth and space per inhabitant (

ICA Gruppen AB completes the offer to acquire the shares in Hemtex AB (publ)

On 25 August 2015, ICA Gruppen AB (”ICA Gruppen”) announced a cash offer to the shareholders of Hemtex AB (publ) (”Hemtex”). At the end of the acceptance period on 1 October 2015, the offer had been accepted by shareholders representing a total of 28,519,030 shares in Hemtex, corresponding to 29.8 per cent of capital and votes, resulting in an ownership of 98.3 per cent of capital and votes. ICA Gruppen will therefore complete the offer and, at the same time, extend the acceptance period to 15 October 2015, in order to give remaining shareholders an additional possibility to accept. The OfferOn 25 August 2015, ICA Gruppen announced a cash offer to the shareholders of Hemtex to transfer all of the outstanding shares in Hemtex for 7.50 Swedish krona in cash for each share (the “Offer”). The Hemtex shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Small Cap. Outcome of the OfferAt the end of the acceptance period on 1 October 2015, the Offer had been accepted by shareholders representing a total of 28,519,030 shares in Hemtex, corresponding to 29.8 per cent of capital and votes. ICA Gruppen has not acquired any shares in Hemtex outside of the Offer. At the time of the announcement of the Offer, ICA Gruppen owned 65,655,195 shares in Hemtex, corresponding to 68.5 per cent of capital and votes. ICA Gruppen does not hold any other financial instruments that provide a financial exposure to Hemtex’ shares. Together with acceptances received in the Offer, ICA Gruppen controls 94,174,225 shares, corresponding to 98.3 per cent of capital and votes. All conditions of the Offer have thus been fulfilled and ICA Gruppen declares the Offer unconditional. Consequently, ICA Gruppen will complete the Offer. Settlement of the shares for which acceptances have been received by 1 October 2015 is expected to start on 6 October 2015. In order to give the shareholders who have not accepted the Offer an additional possibility to accept the Offer, ICA Gruppen has decided to extend the acceptance period until 5:00 p.m. (CET) on 15 October 2015. ICA Gruppen intends to initiate a compulsory redemption of the remaining shares in Hemtex and promote a delisting of Hemtex’ shares from Nasdaq Stockholm. ICA Gruppen does not intend to acquire any shares in Hemtex outside the Offer. For more informationICA Gruppen press service, Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52Frans Benson, Investor Relations ICA Gruppen: +46 8 561 500 20 ICA GruppenSvetsarvägen 16171 93 SolnaSwedenTelephone number: +46 10 422 52 ICA 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 a.m. (CET) on 5 October 2015. IMPORTANT INFORMATION This press release has been published in Swedish and English. In the event of any discrepancy between the two language versions, the Swedish version shall prevail. The Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Offer requires that an additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish laws and regulations. This press release and any related Offer documentation are not being distributed and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country in which the distribution or offering would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any law or regulation in such country – any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by ICA Gruppen. Any purported acceptance of the Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions may be disregarded. The Offer is not being and will not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facilities of a national securities exchange of, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. This includes, but is not limited to facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone, the internet and other forms of electronic transmission. The Offer cannot be accepted and shares may not be tendered in the Offer by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States or by persons located or resident in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Accordingly, this press release and any related Offer documentation are not being and should not be mailed or otherwise transmitted, distributed, forwarded or sent in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States or to any Australian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Canadian, New Zealand, South African or U.S. persons or any persons located or resident in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Any purported tender of shares in an Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid and any purported tender of shares made by a person located in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States or any agent fiduciary or other intermediary acting on a non-discretionary basis for a principal giving instructions from within Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States will be invalid and will not be accepted. Each holder of shares participating in the Offer will represent that it is not an Australian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Canadian, New Zealand, South African or U.S. person, is not located in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States and is not participating in such Offer from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States or that it is acting on a non-discretionary basis for a principal that is not an Australian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Canadian, New Zealand, South African or U.S. person, that is located outside Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States and that is not giving an order to participate in such offer from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. ICA Gruppen will not deliver any consideration from the Offer into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. For purposes of this section “United States” and “U.S.” means the United States of America, its territories and possessions (including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Wake Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands), any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia. Forward-looking information Statements in this press release relating to future status and circumstances, including statements regarding future performance, growth and other projections as well as benefits of the Offer, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as “anticipates”, “expects”, “believes”, or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of ICA Gruppen. Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they were made and ICA Gruppen has no obligation (and undertakes no such obligation) to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except for in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Big Pharma embraces HoloMonitor technology from Phase Holographic Imaging

“The pharmaceutical industry uses what is known in the industry as high-content screening to select drug candidates from several 100 000 chemical substances. The orders from the leading Swiss pharma company are tremendously important for the company’s future and confirm the potential of HoloMonitor technology in high-content screening. Valuable feedback from the pharma industry will enable us to further improve our proprietary technology for more realistic drug characterization. Various reports value the global high-content screening market to 500-1 100 million USD annually”, said CEO Peter Egelberg. For more information regarding high-content screening see Market reports · Markets & Markets: · Future Market Insights: For additional information, please contact: Peter Egelberg, CEO Tel: +46 703 19 42 74 E-mail: Web: Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) leads the ground-breaking development of time-lapse cytometry instrumentation and software. With the first instrument introduced in 2011, the company today offers a range of products for long-term quantitative analysis of living cell dynamics that circumvent the drawbacks of traditional methods requiring toxic stains. Headquartered in Lund, Sweden, PHI trades through a network of international distributors. Committed to promoting the science and practice of time-lapse cytometry, PHI is actively expanding its customer base and scientific collaborations in cancer research, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, stem cell biology, gene therapy, regenerative medicine and toxicological studies.

Tele2 announces internal reorganization

This includes the following changes in the roles of Tele2 Leadership Team Members: ·Niklas Sonkin, currently Executive Vice President, Market Area Director, Eurasia & acting CTIO becomes Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee all CTIO and Shared Operations for the Group, and maintains responsibility for Kazakhstan and Germany. ·Lars Torstensson, currently Executive Vice President, Communications & Strategy becomes Executive Vice President, New Growth & Strategy. ·Anders Olsson, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer becomes Executive Vice President, Strategic Projects, initially focusing on the successful execution of the Challenger Program. ·Malin Holmberg, currently acting Executive Vice President, Market Area Director Central Europe, becomes permanent in her role. Allison Kirkby, CEO of Tele2 AB, comments: “Within the framework of the Challenger Program we have analyzed and evaluated our internal way of working and come to the conclusion that a Leadership Team reorganization is necessary in order to increase our customer focus and to fully leverage Group knowledge and scale efficiencies." The new Leadership Team structure will become effective as of October 15. For more information, please contact:Viktor Wallström, Head of Public Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 703 63 53 27Louise Tjeder, Head of Investor Relations, Tele2 AB. Phone: +46 704 26 46 52 TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 14 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global M2M/IoT solutions. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2014, we had net sales of SEK 26 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.9 billion.

AAK enters the Japanese market

AAK has established a partnership with Miyoshi Oils & Fats Co. by forming a new company together for the Japanese market, AAK Miyoshi JP. This partnership will considerably extend the prerequisites for AAK’s business in the local market. This market is particularly important for the Chocolate & Confectionery Fats and Bakery segments. AAK will own 70 percent of the company and the remaining 30 percent will be owned by Miyoshi Oils & Fats Co. AAK Miyoshi JP, that will be based in Tokyo, will have both sales and customer innovation resources and will focus on products for the chocolate and confectionery, bakery, dairy and infant nutrition markets. The new company has entered a toll manufacturing agreement with Miyoshi Oils & Fats Co. who will manufacture the products locally. “With global customers and regional leaders Japan is obviously a very attractive market to be present in for AAK”, says Torben Friis Lange, President AAK Asia. “Miyoshi is a very good match in size, location, technology and culture and has very well-developed relations with many important local customers. Together, we will continue to develop customer relations as well as the portfolio of speciality and semi-speciality products.” Miyoshi Oils & Fats Co. was established in 1921 and has traditionally worked towards the bakery market. The company, which had an annual revenue of approximately SEK 3 billion in 2014, has well-located factories in the Tokyo and Osaka harbor areas. “I have visited AAK many times over the last 40 years and it is with great pleasure we welcome this partnership”, says Katsuyoshi Miki, Executive Managing Director at Miyoshi Oils & Fats Co. “I’m confident that it will be successful and that it will create great synergy effects for both partners.” Through this partnership, AAK will further strengthen its presence in the strategically important Asian market. As communicated earlier, AAK is currently constructing a speciality and semi-speciality edible oils factory in Zhangjiagang, China, which will be operational during the end of the second quarter of 2016. In addition, AAK has recently acquired 51 percent of a leading Indian oils and fats company, creating AAK Kamani, based in Mumbai. The AAK Miyoshi JP partnership will be operational from January, 2016. For further information, please contact: Fredrik Nilsson Torben Friis LangeCFO President AAK AsiaPhone: +46 40 627 83 34                     Mobile: +65 911 849 84Mobile: +46 708 95 22 21       The information is that which AAK AB (publ.) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on October 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. CET. AAK is a leading provider of value-adding vegetable oils & fats. Our expertise in oils & fats within food applications, our wide range of raw materials and our broad process capabilities enable us to develop innovative and value-adding solutions across many industries – Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Infant Nutrition, Food Service, Personal Care, and more. AAK’s proven expertise is based on more than 100 years of experience within oils & fats. Our unique co-development approach brings our customers’ skills and know-how together with our own capabilities and mindset for lasting results. Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, AAK has 18 different production facilities, sales offices in more than 25 countries and more than 2,500 employees. We are AAK – The Co-Development Company.

EQT Mid Market to acquire kfzteile24

The EQT Mid Market Fund (“EQT Mid Market”) has agreed to acquire kfzteile24 GmbH (“kfzteile24” or the “Company”) from the founders Matthias Kieper and Torsten Hainke. Matthias Kieper and Torsten Hainke will stay on as substantial shareholders in kfzteile24 and maintain their Co-CEO positions to continue driving growth and the development of the Company. Founded in 2001, kfzteile24 is one of the leading full-range online retailers for automotive spare parts and accessories in Germany. In addition to its online shop, kfzteile24 has three retail stores with affiliated repair shops in Berlin to supplement the online distribution. Annual revenues of kfzteile24 amounted to EUR 114 million in 2014. The Company has around 500 employees. EQT Mid Market’s strategy is to support the continued growth of kfzteile24 across both the online shop and existing store network. Particular focus will be on developing and broadening the Company’s online offering, by capitalizing on EQT’s strong experience in the e-commerce sector. In addition, the business plan includes investments in capacity expansion and operational efficiency. The Board of Directors of kfzteile24 is planned to be strengthened with the e-commerce and online marketing expertise of René Marius Köhler (founder and CEO of Internetstores) and Dr. Florian Heinemann (Managing Director Project A Ventures). “We have had many interesting discussions with a broad set of high profile investors. Given EQT Mid Market’s growth focused approach and strong Industrial Network, we are convinced that we have chosen the best partner for kfzteile24 and our employees. We look forward to working together with EQT Mid Market to further develop kfzteile24,” says Torsten Hainke, founder of kfzteile24. “kfzteile24’s growth story is really impressive and Torsten Hainke and Matthias Kieper have built an excellent platform. We look forward to supporting the Company with EQT’s strong expertise in the e-commerce sector and together with the founders, bringing kfzteile24 to the next level of growth,” says Fabian Wasmus, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Mid Market. Blue Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to the founders of kfzteile24. The parties have agreed not to disclose details of the transaction. The acquisition is subject to merger control approval by the relevant antitrust authorities. Contacts: Kerstin Danasten, EQT Press Contact, +46 8 506 55 334 Fabian Wasmus, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Mid Market, +49 89 2554 9950 Philip Schlüter, Partner at Blue Corporate Finance, +49 89 2000 3930 About EQT EQT is a leading private equity group in Europe with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 17 billion and approximately 140,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. For further information, please visit About kfzteile24 kfzteile24 is one of the leading full-range online retailers for automotive spare parts and accessories in Germany. In addition to its online shop, kfzteile24 has three retail stores with affiliated repair shops in Berlin to supplement its online distribution. Annual revenues of kfzteile24 amounted to EUR 114 million in 2014. The Company has around 500 employees. For further information, please visit About Blue Corporate Finance BlueCF supports midcap companies with the acquisition and sale of businesses or business units, capital market transactions and funding issues as the temporary „external Corporate Finance Department”. Since 2001 BlueCF has been serving its clients in over 200 successfully completed transactions. For further information, please visit

Plumbcall Helps To Raise £70,000 for Yorkshire Children’s Cancer Charity

The trade counter staff at Plumbcall a plumbing materials supplier in Leeds, Plumbcall  ( helped to raise over £70,000 for Yorkshire children’s charity, CandleLighters after being inspired by a local cancer patient. When Alfie Connor was diagnosed with Leukaemia at just three years old, Director of Plumbcall and Alfie’s Godfather, Gary Fox teamed up with Alfie’s father Ian to initially raise £10,000 for the charity. CandleLighters supported Alfie throughout his treatment. Gary Fox commented, “The kindness shown to Alfie by CandleLighters truly was a shining light during a dark time. The work that the charity does to support children and families affected by cancer is so important and we are determined to give them the support they need. We hope that the funds we have raised so far will help other families going through the same problems we faced. We can’t thank them enough.” Over three and a half years later, Alfie, who is now six years old, has been given the all clear. The fundraising team has also surpassed their target and raised more than £70,000 in total for the charity. CandleLighters donated and paid for a playroom on the ward treating Alfie and paid the staff and nurses who worked in it. However due to the charity’s limited resources, the playroom was not able to open on a full time basis. Inspired by the charities’ support and the help given to Alfie and his family, Plumbcall decided to return the favour. The guys at Plumbcall and the rest of ‘Team Alfie’ kick started their efforts by training for the Doncaster 10K where the fundraising target of £10,000 was set. With sights set high and a ‘where there is a will there is a way’ attitude, the fundraising efforts quickly gathered speed. Over 50 of Alfie’s family and friends took part in the run. The result? The team knocked their original target out of the water, raising over £20,000. Since 2012, ‘Team Alfie’ have organised countless number of other fundraising events including cake sales, parachute jumps and a formal ball. As well as bringing more local awareness for the charity, the events have successfully convinced a number of other local businesses to donate thousands of pounds to the cause. Recently, an old school friend of Alfies dad Ian, the ITV comedian, Keith Lemon confirmed his support for the charity and donated an additional £75,000 following his appearance on ITV’s ‘Million Pound Drop’. Alfie’s family and ‘Team Alfie’ have worked tirelessly to support CandleLighters. The charity helps young children facing cancer in a number of ways, such as funding support staff in children’s cancer wards, providing clinical equipment and organising trips. CandleLighters also pays for hot drinks for staff, who work hard every day to support children on the ward. The staff are a friendly face and a person to turn to for families facing the battle against childhood cancer. Supporters are still able to donate to CandleLighters through Alfie’s Just Giving page:    To find out more about CandleLighters, visit: Find more information about Plumbcall on their website:

BillerudKorsnäs dissolving sack wins innovation award

The global PPI awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments in the forest products industry. Resulting from a collaborative project with LafargeHolcim, a global leader in the building materials industry, BillerudKorsnäs developed cement packaging that quite literally disappears, or dissolves upon use. D-Sack™ is a sack that is thrown directly into the concrete or mortar mixer, without being opened. It makes life easier for the users and provides a cleaner, healthier and safer worksite. There is no packaging waste and therefore no cost for waste disposal. It also eliminates cement waste and optimizes the time needed for handling and mixing. In short, working conditions are improved and productivity goes up. There is no dust, no mess, no spills and no empty sacks littering the worksite. “Sustainable packaging solutions are about the impact, both positive and negative, packaging and its contents have on people and the planet, today and tomorrow. To be truly innovative, we have to understand, measure and solve needs throughout the value chain of the packaging and the packed product. This is something we strongly believe in and it’s an honour to be recognized for it.”, comments Mikael Strömbäck, Business Segment Director, Sack Solutions at BillerudKorsnäs For more information, please contact: Mikael Strömbäck, Business Segment Director Sack Solutions, BillerudKorsnäs, +46 (0)706 997467,

South Caernarfon Creameries secures listing with Coombe Castle to extend international sales for Dragon brand

Dragon will become an important brand in their portfolio for Coombe Castle who will be promoting the entire Dragon range which includes cheddars from mild to vintage, caerphilly, territorial cheeses and butter. The brand’s signature Cavern Cheddar, matured 500 feet below ground in the Llechwedd Slate Mines in Snowdonia, will also form a significant part of the collection. Alan Wyn-Jones, Managing Director at South Caernarfon Creameries said: “Dragon has become well-established in Wales but as part of our ongoing sales drive, it is vital that we look at new markets outside of the Principality. We are pleased to be working with an established professional partner in Coombe Castle and this new partnership will provide a wider platform for the Dragon brand. It will allow us to have structured representation in key international markets especially those such as Europe and the Far East where sales of British and Welsh cheeses are on the rise. Darren Larvin, Managing Director at Coombe Castle International said “Dragon will be a welcome addition to our existing range of regional Welsh cheeses.  We are pleased to be representing the brand and have great confidence in its success due to the provenance, quality range and taste. We look forward to introducing the brand to our international contacts who source cheese and butter for retail stores and food service.” ENDS

Innovationers Gear Up for National Sales Conference to Help Businesses Find Missing Piece of their Sales Jigsaw

Lead generation experts, Innovationers, are gearing up for an appearance at this year’s highly anticipated National Sales Conference, where they plan to showcase their leading CRM package to legions of business owners and sales professionals. The event, which takes place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on October 8th, unites the world of sales with a multitude of masterclasses, networking opportunities, workshops and seminars – and Innovationers will be at the forefront, showing off the incredible capabilities of their cloud-based CRM and helping businesses to find the missing piece of their sales jigsaw. Dita Sen-Gupta, Commercial Director of Innovationers, says, “We’re thrilled to be exhibiting at the National Sales Conference, and we very much look forward to introducing hundreds more professionals to our dynamic range of sales and business management products. Businesses large and small can benefit from this kind of all-encompassing solution, whether they’re a start-up with a skeleton staff of four or a national company with dozens of bases across the country – our scalable solutions can be customised to fit any organisation, and we’re very excited to be showcasing them at the country’s leading sales expo.” Dita adds, “With our industry experience, highly motivated workforce and complete range of management solutions, Innovationers is fully equipped to turbocharge businesses of all sizes, helping them to enhance their sales processes and increase turnover.” Innovationers’ lead generation tool is more than just a CRM – it covers all elements of business activity for a seamless solution. The six modules integrate smoothly with one another, offering support in stock control, human resources, event management, helpdesk and, of course, sales and market. With their progressive cloud-based solution, Innovationers have created the means for business owners everywhere to manage and develop every element of their business, increasing their conversion rates and boosting turnover. By streamlining sales pipelines and developing internal systems which monitor and report on every aspect of a business, from stock control to website metrics, Innovationers have developed a selection of market-leading solutions which are a cut above. Businesses can develop their own bespoke packages which offer as much or as little support as necessary, mixing-and-matching services and solutions in order to ensure they’re fully equipped to attract and manage new customers or clients. Innovationers will be appearing at Stand 26 in the Ricoh Arena, with their expert team on hand for the duration of the conference to showcase the CRM solution and introduce businesses and sales professionals to a more dynamic, innovative way of working. For more information about Innovationers and their range of lead generation services, visit the website: To reserve tickets for the National Sales Conference, visit the website:  

Bikinner Launches Brazilian Collection to Celebrate E-Boutique Grand Opening

Things are heating up at the Bikinner ( e-boutique which is celebrating its grand opening with the launch of a super sexy Brazilian bikini collection. The teeny tiny sets feature a myriad of audacious styles designed exclusively for girls that aren’t afraid to flaunt what their mamas gave them. Summer may be fading to a distant memory but for the ladies with their sights set on midwinter getaways, Bikinner is sizzling with sexy sets. The online Brazilian based company is now delivering gorgeous bikinis across the globe. Defined by cheeky cuts, colourful palates and oodles of sex appeal, the brand new Brazilian collection is utterly off the hook. It offers ladies a chance to step out in the fieriest Brazilian styles sourced straight from the nation’s most talked about designers. Defined by rich colours, daring styles, cheeky cuts and bold embellishments such as metals, stones and leather, Bikinner sets are utterly unique. For beach goers in search of something a little hotter than a run of the mill high street swimsuit, the Bikinner e-boutique is a must shop destination.  Brenda Herrera, Head of Sales and Stylish Chief, says that "Brazil has an enormous quantity of small designers producing hi-quality bikinis that are not marketed or available to the global potential buyers". While the bikini may not have been invented in Brazil, the nation’s racy ladies quickly reimagined it as a sexy and sensual design that created a global stir. Today, Brazil launched more swimwear trends than any other country on the planet. From the sun kissed beaches of Rio de Janeiro to catwalks of New York city, Brazilian flair has well and truly made its mark in the global beach fashion scene.  The seductive style of Brazilian beachwear is underpinned by an inherent sense of self-esteem, security, maturity and of course, a healthy relationship with the physique. Brazilians call this the "the cult of the body" and Bikinner exists to celebrate this philosophy. Led by a stylish team with a keen eye for hunting down Brazil’s latest bikini trends, Bikinner is the go to retailer for bathing suits that rock. HQ sifts through samples from thousands of Brazilian beachwear manufacturers, with only the crème de la crème making an appearance on the e-boutique. Herrera says, “We’re so excited to finally launch our e-boutique and what better way to celebrate than by launching a seriously sexy Brazilian bikini collection that will have jaws dropping? You’re welcome ladies!” To find out more about Bikinner and shop the racy collection of Brazilian bikinis now available to snap up from the e-boutique, go to: Facebook: Instagram:

Immunovia, OHSU collaborating on early detection test for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, with a five-year survival rate of about 6 percent. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. When caught early, pancreatic cancer survival can be significantly improved by removing tumours surgically. Given that patients rarely exhibit symptoms until the disease has progressed, screening tests are needed to find tumors when they are amenable to curative surgery. Screening tests that look for single biological markers of the disease are ineffective because they don’t discriminate between pancreatic cancer and less deadly conditions such as chronic pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis and other gastrointestinal cancers, as well as having a too low sensitivity vs. healthy individuals. In contrast, Immunovia’s test platform, IMMray™, creates a biological snapshot of an individual’s immune- response by analysing serum proteins that change as a sign of disease. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s scientists will help confirm the analytes used by IMMray™ PanCan-d by validating the test’s findings on blood samples collected from consenting patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas. “Today´s collaboration with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute represents a major milestone in the clinical validation and the US commercialization of Immunovia´s first test, IMMray™ PanCan-d, which has been developed for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in blood. Our goal is to establish IMMray™ PanCan-d as a standard amongst pancreatologists and diabetes physicians worldwide for detecting pancreatic cancer in high-risk groups much earlier than is possible today”, emphasized Mats Grahn, Chief Executive Officer of Immunovia. Professor Carl Borrebaeck, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder of Immunovia continued: “We are very excited to enter into this collaboration as both the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Immunovia share the same vision: to significantly improve the survival rates and life quality of the patients and their families, by early detection of this deadly cancer.” Immunovia sought a collaboration with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute because of its commitment to early detection of cancer, as well as the depth of data collected on its patient samples through OHSU’s Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care, which is co-directed by OHSU’s Brett C. Sheppard, M.D., and Rosalie C. Sears, Ph.D., and the expertise of its molecular diagnostics laboratories, headed by Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has plans to launch one of the first large-scale precision early detection research programs of its kind after raising $1 billion in funding. The collaboration between Immunovia and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will use the Brenden-Colson Center samples together with matched controls to run a retrospective study to verify, in a U.S. population, the findings of previous studies from Europe and China. The Brenden-Colson registry blood samples were collected at time of diagnosis, before, during and after treatment. The clinical validation study will cover about 600 samples with different stages of pancreatic cancer, matched controls as well as patients with chronic pancreatitis. After the test has been confirmed, the OHSU Knight Diagnostic Laboratories will validate it for clinical application; the laboratories are Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). “If we’re going to make a significant impact on patients’ lives and improve their chances of survival, we need to detect cancer earlier when it’s most treatable. The immune system provides an early warning system that is invaluable in that effort,” said Brian Druker, M.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. “We expect that our collaboration with Immunovia will not only improve the kind of screening tests available, but it will also allow us to intervene earlier in the course of the disease.” If validated, Immunovia’s pancreatic cancer specific test, IMMray™ PanCan-d, could be the first blood-based test available for early and specific diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. It could provide physicians with actionable information early enough for the cancer to be removed surgically. IMMray™ combines many years of clinical immunoproteomics research from Lund University, the development of unique serum protein biomarker signatures, and a state-of-the-art bioinformatics algorithm and software to interpret clinical test data from a variety of major diseases. Each blood sample is analysed and characterized using a disease-specific antibody microarray targeting a multiplex panel of biomarkers. A simple blood test thus provides all the necessary information for enabling early diagnosis, as well as for following disease progression, and/or therapy monitoring. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Immunovia plan to work on tests for other cancers using the same technology. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will also use the test platform to advance its work in developing precision cancer treatments and, eventually, the technology will be employed as part of its large-scale precision early detection research program. The early detection program is made possible by the successful completion of the $1 billion Knight Cancer Challenge campaign which was launched after a $500 million pledge from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny.

Eltel buys a signalling company in Rail&Road business in Norway

Eltel entered the Norwegian Rail market in 2012. Since then Eltel has successfully been able to capitalize on the growing market. To meet the growing customer demand Eltel has decided to increase its competences and resources in the signalling and safety segment. The acquisition VETE is complementary to Eltel’s current offering in Norway and provides clear synergies with the existing Rail business of Eltel. VETE is leading in its segment in Norway with a turnover of approximately NOK 60 million in 2014. The company has 37 employees with specialized signalling and safety competences. The company covers entire Norway. The product offerings are new installations, corrective and preventive maintenance, project management, engineering and advisory services within the railway signalling segment. VETE’s customers are the Norwegian rail infrastructure owner “Jernbaneverket”, Oslo Metro “Sporveier Oslo”, signalling system suppliers and construction companies. In 2013 the company entered into a long term frame agreement with a signalling technology supplier for the Norwegian market. Norwegian government has announced high investment needs and plans for the coming years including major needs for investments for signalling systems and growing opportunities for outsourcing of maintenance. Fredrik Häggström, President of Eltel Rail & Road comments:“The acquisition of VETE is a good step for Eltel and aligned with our strategic plan in the Norwegian market. Our clients have challenging plans and the market is struggling to meet the increased needs of competences and resources. With VETE we can scale up our Norwegian business and further develop cross border co-operation between our Eltel entities. We welcome the employees of VETE to join Eltel”. Richard Bednar, CEO of VETE Signaltjenester and seller comments:“VETE has grown to a size where we consider being part of a larger group will further boost the development of business and our employees. After careful consideration, we came to the conclusion that Eltel would fulfill perfectly the expectations and we are very happy to make this announcement today. I will continue as Managing Director for VETE and be part of the Eltel’s Norwegian Rail & Road Management Team”. The acquisition price is aligned with the targets presented by Eltel in its prospectus in conjunction with the introduction at Nasdaq Stockholm in February 2015 and the closing is expected to take place within one week. For more information, please contactHannu Tynkkynen, Senior Vice President, Group Communications på Eltel ABTel: +358 40 3114503, About EltelEltel is a leading European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks – Infranets – in the segments of Power, Communication and Transport & Security, with operations throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and Africa. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a loyal and growing customer base of large network owners. The current number of employees is approximately 9,300. In 2014 Eltel net sales amounted to EUR 1,242 million. Since February 2015, Eltel AB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Patheon to Highlight Flexible Capacity Solutions and Solubilization at CPhI/ICSE Worldwide 2015

Patheon (, a leading global provider of high-quality drug development and delivery solutions to the pharmaceutical and biopharma industries, will be on site at the 26th Annual CPhI/ICSE Worldwide conference from , Oct. 13 -  Oct. 15, in Madrid. Two noted Patheon experts will present at the Speaker’s Corner on Wednesday, Oct. 14. At noon, Marshall Crew, Ph.D. and vice president, global PDS scientific excellence, will discuss how to optimize solubilization strategies and unlock the potential of promising drugs in his presentation, “The Story of Solubilization: New Data and Insights on the Past and What Lies Ahead.” Low solubility is a growing issue in the successful development of pharmaceutical products, and solubility outcomes can be unpredictable. Crew will explore the scientific expertise that is required to ensure success for these increasingly complex formulations, and the multiple technologies available to address solubility. In addition, Joe Principe, vice president of global alliance accounts, will present “Mitigating Uncertainty in Demand Forecasting with Flexible Capacity Solutions” at 2:30 p.m. Pharmaceutical companies develop forecasts to estimate future needs, but predicting performance in a market filled with competing products that do not yet exist is problematic. Principe will discuss several ways to provide cost-effective flexible manufacturing capacity. Patheon executives, technical and scientific experts attending CPhI/ICSE Worldwide will be available to discuss the company’s full services and capabilities. Representatives can be found at booth #3F10 for the duration of the conference. To schedule a meeting in advance, please email For more information on upcoming events, visit

Significantly improves competitiveness

Dolphin announces an improved competitiveness through a significant reduction in the cost base and strengthened liquidity. This has been achieved by the following three elements: ·Improved terms on the two term loans ·Improved terms on the overall fleet, represented by early redelivery of the Polar Duke and reduced time charter rates ·Secured USD 15 million short-term bank facility The banks have agreed to a 9 months repayment holiday on the two term loans which represent USD 5.5 million per quarter in improved liquidity for the next three quarters. The financial covenants are being reviewed including possible adjustments for Q3 2015. Remaining balances on the two term loans are USD 47 million and USD 15 million per Q3 2015. Dolphin has entered into agreements for early re-delivery of Polar Duke and a reduction in time charter rates. The combined effect and associated cost reductions result in a revised financial guiding on the cash OPEX per day for a Dolphin high-end 3D vessel of USD 94,000 – 112,000. In return, the ship owners are granted an extension of the firm TC period of 12 months for the vessels involved. In addition, a rolling credit facility totalling USD 8.5 million has been granted to Dolphin by the two ship owners during the 9 months repayment holiday. The USD 15 million short-term bank facility has been granted for Dolphin to meet its increasing accounts receivables, some of which have payment terms in excess of 60 days. With reference to the plan of initiatives presented at the Pareto Conference on 3 September, Dolphin is on track with the execution of the plan that will significantly improve the Group’s competitiveness and liquidity during these tough market conditions. Atle Jacobsen, CEO, commented; "I am pleased to be able to announce that this significant milestone is achieved, with all elements contributing to improved liquidity. The support shown by major stakeholders demonstrated throughout Dolphin’s growth has always been critical to Dolphin’s success; their continued support is now equally important in ensuring Dolphin’s resilience to weathering the current stormy market conditions.” This information is subject of the disclosure requirements according to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. For further information, please contact: Atle Jacobsen, CEOMobile: +47 97 71 53 36E-mail: Dolphin Group ASA is the Parent company of Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine Geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high-capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis. Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE ticker: DOLP).

Alimak wins SEK 11 million order in the US

The new order includes construction hoists in single and twin cage configurations. “We are proud to announce this new order for construction hoists in the US which confirms our strong market position in the US, a market well known for its high demands and need for fast, efficient and safe vertical access solutions”, says Fredrik Betts, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Construction Equipment. Most of Alimak´s construction hoists are based on modular designs, which provide flexibility in both size and capacity for use in a variety of applications, including construction and refurbishment of high-rise buildings, bridges, chimneys and façades. The modular design also mean reduced time for erection of equipment and optimized cost for maintenance. For more information, please contact: Stefan Rinaldo, CFO, Phone: +46 8 402 1447 John Womack, Director of IR, Phone; +46 70 678 2499 About Alimak Group Alimak is a global market leader and pioneer in designing, developing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing industrial vertical access solutions. The company provide high quality hoists, elevators and platforms primarily for the industrial and construction sectors. Alimak has a global sales, services and distribution platform across more than 60 countries with strong market positions. The company has a well-established and highly resilient aftersales business and its large global installed base of ca. 21,000 units provides unique know-how into its customer’s needs. Alimak was founded in 1948, is headquartered in Stockholm and employ over 1,100 people across the world. The Group had revenues of SEK 1.8 billion in 2014.

Cherry acquires an additional 4 percent of the shares in Almor Holding Ltd

The purchase price for the additional 4 percent of the shares in Almor Holding Limited is paid in cash and amounts to 0.76 MEUR (7.1 MSEK). Cherry has the right to buy the remaining part of Almor within the next four years and five months. The purchase of any additional shares will be based on an operating profit (EBIT) multiple of 5. If Cherry decides to utilize its option to buy additional shares, the payment can be made either through shares in Cherry or in cash. In such a case, the shares will be valued based on the average closing price in the three (3) trading days prior to and the three (3) trading days including and following the announcement day. TranslationThis is a translation of the Swedish original. For further information, please contact: Fredrik Burvall, CEO Cherry AB (plc), Telephone +46 8-514 969 52, +46 709 279 632, Email: Cherry in briefCherry is a Swedish gaming company established in 1963 specialized in online casinos and lotteries; (,,,,,,,, and, affiliate business through Game Lounge and games development (, through subsidiaries in Malta. Cherry is the market leader in casinos in restaurants and nightclubs in Sweden. Cherry employs around 750 people and has more than 2,600 shareholders. The Company's B-shares are listed on AktieTorget.

Textron Systems to Provide Afghan National Army with Expanded Mobile Strike Force Vehicle Sustainment Training

NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 5, 2015 – Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today it has been awarded a $17.4 million Interim Contractor Training Support (ICTS) contract from the United States (U.S.) Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to provide next-level training to the Afghan National Army for its four-wheeled Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFVs). The contract has a 12 month period of performance. 621 MSFVs, based on Textron Systems’ COMMANDO™ Select armored vehicle line, have been delivered to the Afghan National Army (ANA) since 2012, with over 550 of these vehicles actively engaged in security operations in strategic locations across the country. The ICTS contract calls for the Textron Systems in-country team to provide on-the-job training (OJT) and mentorship, enabling ANA personnel to perform detailed maintenance and repair actions to sustain its MSFV inventory. In addition to OJT vehicle repair and maintenance training, Textron Systems will continue mentoring and training the ANA on inventory and supply system activities, as well as developing and delivering program instruction manuals. “The goal of this training program is to equip the Afghan National Army with the required skills to be fully self-sufficient in all aspects of maintaining and sustaining its MSFV fleet over the long haul,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley. “This training supports the United States’ strategic objective of transitioning the security mission in Afghanistan to that nation’s military.” A Textron Systems team has supported MSFVs in-country program efforts for over four years. A dedicated team has trained over 2,200 ANA soldiers on operation and field-level maintenance in classroom environments, along with extensive hands-on experience. Textron Systems has also deployed multiple Field Service Representative (FSR) teams with ANA Kandaks (battalions) in the field to provide additional sustainment and maintenance support. Rigorously tested and proven in the toughest environments, the COMMANDO family of vehicles – including Elite, Select and Advanced lines – offers a range of protection options, unmatched on-road/off-road mobility and firepower. As an end-to-end solutions provider, Textron Systems also offers customers vehicle fielding, training, maintenance and logistics support services throughout each vehicle’s life cycle. Textron Systems has decades of keeping assets operational and personnel expertly trained and over five million hours working side-by-side with our troops in combat.

Green financing from the European Investment Bank

The EIB is an institution within the EU owned by the member states of the EU. The EIB will provide long-term financing for projects that support long-term sustainable development. To date, the EIB has primarily financed transport and energy efficiency projects, but it is now taking the step into the property sector through the financing of property development projects. “As the EU bank, the European Investment Bank has made tackling climate change one of its top priorities. We are therefore glad to partner with Fabege to support the construction of near-zero-energy buildings, as this project will contribute to the increased use of renewable energies, reduction of energy consumption and sustainable urban development”, says Jan Vapaavuori, EIB Vice-President responsible for operations in Sweden. Fabege has worked actively with sustainability for more than a decade and was recently selected as the world’s eighth most sustainable property company according to the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). “We are gratified to see how high sustainability issues have climbed up the agenda. Our customers are setting tougher requirements, thereby continuously motivating us to take the next step. It feels even more positive now that the capital market is also investing in providing financing for sustainable investments,” says Christian Hermelin, CEO of Fabege. A number of years ago, Fabege decided to environmentally certify all new builds according to BREEAM-SE and the next decision was taken recently to move forward with the certification of the existing portfolio according to BREEAM In-Use. From an initial focus on increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, work has become more focused on the property’s total environmental impact, social sustainability aspects, active cooperation with tenants in a broad spectrum of sustainability issues and demands on suppliers from a sustainability perspective. With the approved credit from EIB, sustainable financing will now also become an important and positive piece of the development puzzle. “It has been an inspirational process to work jointly with the EIB to develop new forms of green property financing and we are delighted to be the first property company to employ this type of green financing,” comments Åsa Bergström, Deputy CEO and CFO of Fabege. Fabege AB (publ)

TeliaSonera executes on new strategy – Teo and Omnitel join forces

“Consumers no longer make a distinction between fixed and mobile services and the demand for converged offerings are steadily increasing. The combination of Teo and Omnitel will create a leading, fully converged telecom operator and strengthen the market position through clear synergies and enhanced customer proposition,” says Robert Andersson, Chair of the Board of Teo.   Teo will acquire Omnitel for EUR 220 million on a cash and debt free basis and the combination is estimated to generate annual synergies of around EUR 10 million when implemented. Based on Omnitel’s full-year 2014 results, the purchase price corresponds to an EV/EBITDA multiple of 7.8x or approximately 5.7x taking the estimated synergies into consideration. A fairness opinion has been delivered by KPMG to the Board of Directors of Teo in connection with the transaction.    Teo will use external financing for the acquisition and TeliaSonera’s ownership in Teo will remain at 88.15 percent following the transaction. The acquisition is expected to be finalized in first quarter of 2016 at the latest.   TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 a.m. CET on October 6, 2015.   For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30,, visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TeliaSoneraAB (   Forward-Looking StatementsStatements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.       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 operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2014, net sales amounted to SEK 101.1 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.2 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.35. The TeliaSonera share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more at

Pricer completes the first full ePaper Electronic Shelf labels roll out in food retail for Delhaize

Pricer is the first company to have equipped food and electronic retail stores with ePaper graphic labels for which it has the most thorough experience and knowledge. Today, ePaper graphic labels is an industry standard and Delhaize was the first food retailer to have acknowledged and anticipated this. Delhaize chose Pricer for the best paper-like readability of its premium graphic labels, for its maturity on the retail market, for the ease of deployment of its ESL solution and the bidirectional communication capabilities. With the full deployment of graphic labels in all its stores, Delhaize is embracing the digital transformation that retailers are living today. ESLs are enabling Delhaize to activate price automation in all its stores. Labels are also opening new opportunities for process control and improvement. “We are proud to collaborate with Delhaize and that they have chosen Pricer to accompany them in their continuous innovation, searching for the best digital solutions to improve their productivity and their shopper experience,” says Jonas Vestin, CEO Pricer. “Pricer has recently launched brand new software solutions that combined with the Pricer ESL system enables retailers to easily transform their brick and mortar stores into digital contact points.” For further information, please contact:Jonas Vestin, CEO, Pricer AB: +46 8 505 582 00In its capacity as issuer, Pricer AB is releasing the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Exchange Act (2007:528). The information was distributed to the media for publication on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.  Pricer is the global leader in providing in-store shelf-edge digital solutions that enhance both store performance and the shopping experience. Pricer’s infrared ESL platform is fast, robust, interconnectable and scalable. Pricer’s range of holistic solutions are all built on this intelligent and flexible platform, and have been stacked according to the five major retail tenants they support: •    Price – guarantee price integrity to optimize sales and margins •    Performance – make operations more efficient and compliant; speed, agility, excellence, etc. •    Promotion – tailor and enhance promotions both digitally and physically at the shelf •    Personalisation – manage and improve your customers’ shopping experience •    Prediction –use Big Data to help your customers and your store’s performance Pricer, founded in 1991 in Uppsala, Sweden, offers the most secure and fastest in-store shelf-edge communications solution. Pricer works with the world’s top retailers, small and large alike: grocers, DIY, electronics and speciality stores. Today, over 13 000 stores of the leading retailers worldwide are installed with Pricer’s leading platform. Pricer AB (publ.) is quoted on the Nordic Small Cap list of OMX. For further information, please visit

Castellum invests for SEKm 180

The Castellum AB (publ) subsidiary Harry Sjögren AB, has acquired the property Bolsheden 1:4 adjacent to the traffic route to Särö in Kungsbacka, totalling approx. 17,800 sq.m. The investment amounted to SEKm 154 and change of possession took place October 5, 2015. The property – called Kungsporten – is well located with connections to both Gothenburg and Kungsbacka. Kungsporten consists of seven office and retail buildings built 1991. The property holds over 80 customers operating in grocery and wholesale trade as well as the healthcare sector. The occupancy rate is 86%. ”The acquisition means that we grow with flexible office and retail premises with many interesting customers in a growth market, which is in line with our strategy” says Henrik Saxborn, CEO at Castellum AB. “The acquisition is a good supplement to Harry Sjögren AB´s existing property portfolio”. In Hisingsbacka, Gothenburg, Eklandia Fastighets AB has started an extension of 1,650 sq.m. fully let warehouse premises on a property of 4,090 sq.m. The investment is calculated to SEKm 26, of which SEKm 1 refers to own land, and to be completed in June 2016. 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 contactHenrik Saxborn, CEO, phone +46 31-60 74 50Ulrika Danielsson, CFO, mobile +46 706-47 12 61 Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair value of the real estate portfolio amounts to approx. SEK 40 billion, and comprises premises for office, retail, warehouse and industrial purposes with a total lettable area of approx 3.4 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 Stockholm Large Cap. Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, SE-403 14 Göteborg | Org nr/Corp Id no SE 556475-5550 | Phone +46 31 60 74 00 Fax +46 31 13 17 55

Tele2 AB: Nomination Committee ahead of the 2016 Annual General Meeting

The Nomination Committee comprises Mike Parton as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lorenzo Grabau appointed by Investment AB Kinnevik, Mathias Leijon appointed by Nordea Funds, Jonas Eixmann appointed by Andra AP-fonden, and Hans Ek appointed by SEB Investment Management AB. The four shareholder representatives on the Nomination Committee have been appointed by shareholders that jointly represent approximately 56 percent of the total votes in Tele2. The members of the Nomination Committee will appoint its Chairman at the Nomination Committee’s first meeting. Information about the work of the Nomination Committee can be found on Tele2’s corporate website at Shareholders wishing to propose candidates for election to the Board of Directors of Tele2 should submit their proposal in writing to or to legal counsel Pontus Ericson, Tele2 AB (publ), P.O. Box 62, SE 164 94 Kista, Sweden. For more information, please contact: Viktor Wallström, Head of Public Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 703 63 53 27Louise Tjeder, Head of Investor Relations, Tele2 AB. Phone: +46 704 26 46 52 TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 14 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global M2M/IoT solutions. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2014, we had net sales of SEK 26 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5,9 billion.

Levante Capital selects Orc to support growth in energy markets

Levante Capital is a proprietary trading group active in energy derivatives, including crude oil and natural gas. Leveraging Orc’s Trading Bricks solution for market making, Levante is expanding their Orc connectivity to realize new opportunities on NFX. Levante will specifically trade the WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas options markets. “Orc is the best and most efficient solution for trading in the energy markets,” said George Clayton, member at Levante Capital. “Orc’s Trading Bricks solution provides us with the tools necessary to keep our competitive edge and adapt to market changes.” NFX is a US-based Designated Contract Market (DCM), launched in July 2015 to help market participants manage their trading and hedging needs in a cost-efficient manner. The exchange currently offers futures and options contracts on oil, natural gas and US power benchmarks. All products are cleared through an innovative horizontal clearing solution operated by The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC). “We are dedicated to work with leading vendors such as Orc Group to enable easy access to Nasdaq Futures for trading firms through powerful, innovative trading tools,” said Magnus Haglind, Head of US Commodities, Nasdaq. “It’s important for us to deliver quality, value and efficiencies to our customers at a significantly lower cost than the competition.” Orc’s Trading Bricks offering is built to perform with fast, scalable and predictable results under challenging, real world market conditions. The platform is architected for high performance, while enabling extensive customization and systems integration. Levante will also benefit from Orc’s unrivaled trading destination offering, allowing the firm straightforward scaling of trading ideas across global markets. “Orc has been committed to developing market making tools for two decades, and we are dedicated to providing the most flexible and efficient trading technologies,” said Jesper Alfredsson, President Orc Americas. “Supporting Levante Capital in their initiatives on Nasdaq Futures is a great example for how we contribute to the success of our clients by providing access to new markets and emerging opportunities.” Orc and Nasdaq are co-hosting an event in Houston on Wednesday, October 7 to discuss their partnership and energy market offering. If you are interested in attending the event or learning more, please contact the below for more information. About OrcOrc is the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives. Successful trading desks of premier institutions rely on Orc to stay ahead in increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. We deliver unrivalled next-generation solutions for advanced trading, market access and electronic execution to leading trading firms, market makers, banks and brokers worldwide. With 200 customers in more than 30 countries, access to over 150 trading venues and offices in each of the world’s key financial centers, Orc offers true global capabilities. Orc is owned by Orc Group Holding AB which in turn is majority-owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII. For further information, please contact:Jesper Alfredsson, President Orc Americas, Tel: +1 312 541 4500 email: Jessica Darmoni, Marketing Director Orc Americas, Tel: +1 312 541 4181, email:

Irish Aviation Authority Selects Saab’s Aerobahn Departure Manager for Dublin International Airport

The DMAN system will provide an optimized pre departure sequence and deliver associated Target Startup Approval Times (TSATs) and Target Take Off Times (TTOTs) directly to Saab’s Electronic Flight Strip system. The system will also provide variable taxi time calculations and collaborative pre-departure sequencing in accordance with (EU) Commission regulation no 716/2014. “Saab’s DMAN will be an essential part of the Airport Collaborative Decision Making program being implemented at Dublin airport, resulting in increased Air Traffic Flow Management-Slot (ATFM-Slot) adherence, decreased taxi-times, lower environmental impact, better runway throughput and increased collaboration” said Anders Carp, head of Traffic Management, Saab. ”Saab’s DMAN is also fully compatible with the European departure management and A-CDM concepts and requirements and seamlessly integrates with Saab’s Electronic Flight Strips. Everyday more of our customers discover the benefits of increased capacity and efficiency from Saab’s integrated tower solutions,” said Anders Carp. Saab’s DMAN also addresses some of the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) modules directly linked to Airport Performance. ·The DMAN sequences the departing traffic based on the aircraft wake vortex categories resulting in increased runway throughput for departing traffic (B1-70) ·The DMAN enables time-based metering for departing traffic making traffic flow more efficient (B0-RSEQ). ·The Pre-departure Sequencing capability enabled by Saab’s DMAN is also a critical part of the A-CDM concept that ultimately improves overall airport operation (B0-ACDM) For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, Follow us on twitter: @saab Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. 

Reminder: Welcome to Elekta’s Capital Markets Presentation at ASTRO

The event will be held on Monday, October 19, at 09:00–11:30 am, at Marriott Riverwalk. Speakers at the event will be Tomas Puusepp, Elekta’s President and CEO, and other members of Elekta’s management team. To attend, please register via It will also be possible to listen in to the Capital Markets Presentation via the web. Please note that we only will be able to take questions from the participants on location in San Antonio. Details will be published on Elekta's webpage ( prior to the meeting. We look forward to your participation on October 19, 2015. Best regards, Johan AnderssonDirector Investor Relations Tobias BülowDirector Financial Communication Frida JohanssonInvestor Relations Coordinator                                     # # # For further information, please contact:Frida Johansson, Investor Relations Coordinator, Elekta AB (publ)Tel: +46 70 866 76 74, e-mail: Frida.Johansson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeAbout 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 NASDAQ Stockholm. Website:

Logical Translations Goes from Freelance to Business Launch

A translation firm which found its feet 15 years ago in the freelance language sector, has officially launched its global brand today with the grand unveiling of its brand new website.  The Logical Translations team has already made a name for itself in and around Asia thanks to burgeoning success locally and on a range of freelance platforms including People Per Hour, and has used this momentum to seize an opportunity to launch as a standalone business. A stellar client list already includes Bloomsbury Publishing London, BE Aerospace, Xerox, eBay and Amazon. The Logical Translations team is made up of a team of accredited language professionals with over 10 years first hand translation experience. With around 200 languages between them, the new brand is keen to offer customers a high quality service backed with supreme linguistic choice and superb flexibility.  Following its own success both locally and abroad, Logical Translations has created an intuitive new website to give customers the option to take a leaf out of its own playbook, fully embracing the immediacy of doing business online along with the associated cost savings. The primary objective is to give clients a budget friendly way to expand internationally.  In addition to being ATA and ITI certified, the team has extensive experience in translating a vast range of speciality materials including medical documents, technical/mechanical material and immigration reports. Law related content is also a key service area. The highly accurate quality control process means documents are precisely translated to the standard and clarity needed in the legal profession. Jack Bertrum, CEO of Logical Translations said “We’re really proud to launch our website today. It is the culmination of several years working in the language industry. With a loyal client base and increased demand globally for translation services, we felt now was the perfect time to officially launch the brand site. Our team is trained to speak and write in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Malaysian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic -the list goes on so our client base is incredibly diverse.” In the global marketplace it is essential for business leaders with an eye on overseas markets to consider a second, third or even fourth language to keep up with competitors, making the launch of particularly timely. While several sources show English as the most common online language, many experts predict that Chinese will soon claim the top spot. Spanish and Arabic are also widely spoken online.  A recent survey conducted by Common Sense Advisory found that most commercial web-users do not speak English as a first language. Of the 3002 people polled, the survey found that consumers are more likely to buy from a website that is available in their first language. Therefore most companies would benefit from a globally accessible website.  As more and more businesses are making the transition in to online services, it is important for existing companies to adopt these new language trends.  To find out more and browse the new website, visit Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Pre-Fuji Q&A with technical director Jay Davenport

Constructed in the early 1960s, Fuji Speedway is a mecca of Japanese motorsport made famous by its mile-long pit straight featuring the backdrop of Mount Fuji. Now in its fifth configuration, the Toyota-owned circuit was a mainstay on the World Sportscar Championship’s calendar in the 80s and has been a key round of the World Endurance Championship since its inception in 2012, attracting the largest crowds outside of the Le Mans 24 Hours. What’s the team’s overall feelings prior to leaving for Japan? It’s been a few years since Strakka has been at Fuji Speedway, last time the team raced there was in the FIA WEC’s inaugural season back in 2012, so we’re all looking forward to returning. Danny (Watts) in particular has a smile on his face, he loves driving there and almost snatched pole in the LMP1 privateer class last time. What are the key characteristics of the Fuji Speedway that you have to prepare for? The famous pit-straight comes to mind, but it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that’s the most crucial part of the circuit. There’s so much to be gained in the final sector, which is very technical and the long right-hander at Turn 4 wears the left-side tyres so much that we tend to run an asymmetrical camber. It’s a smooth track so we can make the most of that through optimizing the ride height and making the most of the kerbs!     So what do you expect from the Dunlop rubber this time round, having had them for a few events now? We feel we have a deeper understanding of them now, especially after CoTA. We’ll be running the Dunlop Medium and Medium Plus compounds throughout the weekend. The Gibson is pretty light on its tyres so we’re hoping to gain an advantage from that. Cooler temperatures in region surrounding Mount Fuji should fare better for the Gibson.  Nick Leventis, Jonny Kane and Danny Watts all have experience driving at the Speedway during the WEC’s inaugural season too, something we were missing from CoTA. What’s the strategy for the weekend and the race? Well Fuji is pretty unpredictable when it comes to weather, so we have to keep that in mind. The long-range forecast suggests we may see showers, but it can change in an instant, just look at the event two years ago when the WEC made the trip: sunny one day, torrential rain and mist the next!  One thing we do know is that Jonny (Kane) will be in the car for Qualifying this time round. He really likes the track. He’ll get extended running throughout Practice to ensure he’s at his best for the Qualifying session. How about the competition, who do you think will be the biggest challenge to beat this time round? The Ligiers are really strong and will continue to be, but we all think the Oreca 05 is still the car to beat. The 05 is such an efficient car and should be good down the pit-straight too. If the rain does come down though, all bets are off! The fans at Fuji tend to be a talking point, as they’re so passionate and there are so many of them. Does that provide any extra motivation? Definitely, it’s the biggest crowd of the year outside of Le Mans, and that makes a huge difference. It feels like a big event from what I’ve seen and that will get us all working that little bit harder to impress our fans. The drivers always say you can feed off 50,000+ people in the grandstands. I can’t wait to see the Strakka fans at the autograph sessions, we have no doubt there will be some after our history racing with Honda and DOME. The on-track action for the WEC teams runs from the 9th-11th of October, with the race starting at 11am local time.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

Metamorphosis in the particle world The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 recognises Takaaki Kajita in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald in Canada, for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities. This metamorphosis requires that neutrinos have mass. The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe. Around the turn of the millennium, Takaaki Kajita presented the discovery that neutrinos from the atmosphere switch between two identities on their way to the Super-Kamio­kande detector in Japan. Meanwhile, the research group in Canada led by Arthur B. McDonald could demonstrate that the neutrinos from the Sun were not disappearing on their way to Earth. Instead they were captured with a different identity when arriving to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. A neutrino puzzle that physicists had wrestled with for decades had been resolved. Compared to theoretical calculations of the number of neutrinos created in nuclear reactions inside the Sun, up to two thirds of neutrinos were missing in measurements performed on Earth. Now, the two experiments discovered that the neutrinos had changed identities. The two discoveries led to the far-reaching conclusion that neutrinos, which for a long time were considered massless, must have some mass, however small. For particle physics this was a historic discovery. Its Standard Model of the innermost workings of matter had been incredibly successful, having resisted all experimental chal­lenges for more than twenty years. However, as it requires neutrinos to be massless, the new observations had clearly showed that the Standard Model cannot be the complete theory of the fundamental constituents of the universe. The discoveries rewarded with this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics have yielded crucial insights into the all but hidden world of neutrinos. After photons, the particles of light, neutrinos are the most numerous in the entire cosmos. The Earth is constantly bombarded by them. Many neutrinos are created in reactions between cosmic radiation and the Earth’s atmosphere. Others are produced in nuclear reactions inside the Sun. Thousands of billions of neutrinos are streaming through our bodies each second. Hardly anything can stop them passing, neutrinos are nature’s most elusive elementary particles. Now the experiments continue and intense activity is underway worldwide in order to capture neutrinos and examine their properties. New discoveries about their deepest secrets are expected to change current understandings of the history, structure and future fate of the universe. Takaaki Kajita, Japanese citizen. Born 1959 in Higashimatsuyama, Japan. Ph.D. 1986 from University of Tokyo, Japan. Director of Institute for Cosmic Ray Research and Professor at University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan. Arthur B. McDonald, Canadian citizen. Born 1943 in Sydney, Canada. Ph.D. 1969 from Californa Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.  ( Prize amount: 8 million Swedish krona, to be shared equally between the Laureates.More information: and http://nobelprize.orgExperts: Olga Botner, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, +46 18 471 38 76, +46 73 390 86 50, olga.botner@physics.uu.seLars Bergström, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physics, +46 8 553 787 25,

Patent application for new alumina technology approved

CEO of Nordic Mining, Ivar S. Fossum comments: “The patent is an important achievement for this technology, which may give exciting industrial opportunities.”About the technologyToday’s alumina production is mainly based on production from bauxite resources through the Bayer process. With the new technology, the so-called “Aranda-Mastin process”, alumina can be produced from alternative mineral sources, and production can be done in a more environmentally friendly manner. In addition to alumina, precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and silica may be produced as by-products. PCC is a commercial commodity used as filler in paper, plastics and paint. Silica can be used as filler in car tyres and plastics, and in production of cement, among other applications.The new multi-product process gives potential for almost full utilization of the mineral resource while reducing waste production. Furthermore, the process utilises approximately 500,000 tonnes of CO2 per million tonne of alumina. This CO2 can either be stored safely and/or utilised as part of commercial production of PCC. Additionally, this process does not produce any toxic waste.More information is available on:-   The webpage of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office:   Nordic Mining's webpage: For further information please contact Exploration Manager, Mona Schanche, telephone +47 922 81 253.Oslo, 6 October 2015Nordic Mining ASANordic Mining ASA ( Mining ASA (“Nordic Mining” or “the Company”) is a resource company with focus on high-end industrial minerals and metals in Norway and internationally. The Company’s project portfolio is of high international standard and holds a significant economic potential. The Company’s assets are in the Nordic region.Through the subsidiary Nordic Rutile AS Nordic Mining is undertaking large-scale project development at Engebø in Sogn and Fjordane where the Company has rights to a substantial eclogite deposit with rutile and garnet. Permits for the project were granted by the Norwegian government in April 2015. Nordic Mining has rights for exploration and production of high-purity quartz in Kvinnherad in Hordaland and develops the project through its subsidiary Nordic Quartz AS. Nordic Mining’s associated company Keliber Oy in Finland plans to start mining of lithium bearing spodumene and production of lithium carbonate. Nordic Mining holds exploration rights on the Øksfjord Peninsula in Troms and Finnmark, where the Company has discovered a prospective area of sulphide mineralisation. Through the subsidiary Nordic Ocean Resources AS, Nordic Mining is exploring opportunities related to seabed mineral resources.Nordic Mining is listed on Oslo Axess. Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)IFE is an international research foundation for energy and nuclear technology. IFE’s mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the energy and petroleum sector, and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology for the nation. The Institute strives for a more climate friendly energy system based on renewable and CO2-free energy sources. See more on

Australian aerospace engineering firm TAE selects IFS Applications 9 for integrated ERP

TAE had previously purchased IFS Applications as an engineering management solution to comply with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It had a different ERP system at its Brisbane facility and another ERP system and financial package in Adelaide. Replacing them with IFS Applications will improve business visibility with real-time reporting to support growth and reduce costs. After evaluating existing software suppliers and potential new solutions, TAE selected IFS Applications because it best met the company’s requirements in a single integrated solution. IFS’s proven implementation capability was also a major factor as TAE had only 12 months to replace the ERP system it shared with Air New Zealand. “The functionality was key—IFS is in our market and knew what we needed at a maintenance level,” said Andrew Sanderson, CEO of TAE. “We spoke with other users—some of them are our customers—and IFS had the reliability and the credibility we were looking for. IFS also has a competency and proven performance in implementation that derisked the process in what is a very tight time frame to manage.” Complete visibility across its operations will quickly benefit TAE with the IFS Lobby, a configurable and role-based dashboard environment facilitating real-time business reporting. “With IFS, we can see what is happening in each location, it is a much more robust management framework. There will be a few aha! moments—if we are doing something smart in Adelaide for example, why not do it here in Brisbane as well?” said Sanderson. Supporting a single set of accounts, IFS Applications will lower TAE’s financial reporting costs. It will also reduce the effort and delays involved in manually combining information sources using Excel spreadsheets. “IFS Applications will give us ready visibility of our supply chain, for example,” said Sanderson. “That will help our vendor management, putting us in a position to negotiate deals based on volume without having to glue together information from different systems.” IFS Applications will also support TAE’s growth as it looks to develop its business in South East Asia and the U.S. with better customer communication and coordination of activities across different locations. TAE will initially implement IFS Applications for financials, human resources, maintenance, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales & service. Later, it will deploy IFS project management capabilities within the integrated ERP solution. TAE also plans to use IFS Applications to underpin new mobile apps to streamline operations, potentially enabling customers to see and approve work orders, for example. IFS Australia and New Zealand managing director Rob Stummer said, “TAE understands how having a single source of business information can contribute to its success. IFS is proud to be helping this innovative Australian engineering company to further improve its competitiveness and grow its export business with a modern and agile ERP solution.”

Artisan Leather Designers Maruse Adds To Handcrafted Office Accessories Range

Artisan Leather Designers Maruse Adds To Handcrafted Office Accessories Range The artisan leather specialist, Maruse has unveiled two stylish new additions to its elite range of office accessories ( Functional, elegant and replete with signature Italian panache, the leather desk set and desk pad are practical additions for workplaces where dog-earned notebooks and haphazard piles of post-it notes just won’t do. Since 1980, the company has offered handmade exclusive Italian Leather goods to customers across the globe. The two latest products in the collection boast classic aesthetics and timeless quality, to make any workplace look professional and chic. The Leather Desk Set is a sophisticated addition to the range and includes a desk pad, phone book, paper knife, business card holder and letter holder. Available in a variety of colours, the six piece set is a practical essential, promising a touch of luxury with its luxe aesthetic. A Leather Desk Pad is also new to the range. At 65 x 40cm, the pad protects desks from general wear and tear and the scratches caused by daily use of pens and keyboards. Available in a selection of colours, the Desk Pad can be used as a stand-alone piece or mixed and matched with other items in the Maruse range. What makes Maruse completely unique is its dedication to its customers. Each product is created by a highly skilled Italian craftsman with at least ten years under their belt. The production is finished off with authentic Italian artisan methods, offering an original product with plenty of character. In the modern world, the leather manufacturing industry is becoming increasingly machine based. This means companies can create masses of the same product quickly and efficiently. However, Maruse guarantees a one of a kind solution for discerning customers. Vincenzo Manzo, Maruse’s founder said “With our products we ensure we consistently deliver high quality. We wanted to create a fully functional yet chic product for offices that could withstand daily use.” Vincenzo added, “Our company strives to continue working with Italian traditions. Each product benefits from genuine Italian heritage. We chose to make our affordable range available online to make services accessible to all.” The collection is finalised by the company’s rigorous quality control, ensuring that each product is of the finest value, design and style with a flawless finish every time. Find the collection from Maruse at Facebook Twitter Instagram

Tax related questions received by former partnership

NMG entered in 2013 into a Swedish partnership via the parent company Nickel Mountain Group AB and via its subsidiary Nickel Mountain Resources AB. As reported in NMG’s interim and annual reports, the partnership demonstrated a profit for financial year 2013 in the amount of approximately 200 MSEK. NMG group utilized its accumulated tax deficits existing at that time and set them off against the profits of the partnership. Before entering into the partnership and concluding on the tax effects thereof, NMG took legal advice. The partnership, which was liquidated in 2014, has now received certain requests for information from the tax authorities relating to the partnership's 2013 tax return. While no assurances can be made, NMG and its advisors remain of the opinion that the transaction was fully in line with applicable Swedish legislation and see low risks that any additional tax cost will result from the information request from the tax authorities. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB Torbjörn Ranta Managing Director For information, please contact Torbjörn Ranta Mail: Tel: + 46 8 402 28 00 Cell Phone: +46 708 855504 Cautionary Statement: Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to Nickel Mountain Group AB’s (“NMG”) current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of NMG. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where NMG operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) NMG’s continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards nickel. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. NMG assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecasts.

SEQR’s new reward for its loyal users - 25 SEK reward to SEQR customers each time they recommend the service to a new user

SEQR’s mobile payment solution is simple, secure and user-friendly. By connecting the SEQR app directly to a bank account and scanning a QR code at the check-out, payment is made with just a few simple taps on a mobile phone, for both online and or instore purchases. “The use of SEQR is increasing steadily and there’s a very loyal group of customers who are happy to recommend us to their friends and family. No advertising is more effective than a recommendation from a satisfied customer, so naturally we want to thank them and reward them for this,” says Peter Fredell, CEO of Seamless. No limit has been set for the number of recommendations that can be submitted. All recommendations that result in a new active SEQR customer qualify for the 25 SEK cashback reward which is paid on a monthly basis. SEQR has long focused on rewarding its customers. Earlier this year, the company launched the market’s most generous reward program, giving people up to 3% cashback on all SEQR purchases. Recently, the #kastakortet (throw away your card) competition was launched on Facebook, offering people the chance to win up to SEK 50,000. SEQR functionality has also constantly evolved. Customers can now connect the SEQR app directly to their bank accounts using a mobile BankID. They can transfer money at no cost to other SEQR users at home and internationally. They can also use the SEQR app to sell goods through the MyShop service, either by the digital cash register or by creating their own adverts, which can be used across digital channels. SEQR is also behind the fundraising initiative All donations made via the SEQR app are free of charge and donors can be sure that 100% of their donation reaches their charity of choice. For further information, please contact: Peter Fredell, CEO Seamless, +46 8 564 878 00, peter.fredell@seamless.seJonas Larsson, press contact, +46 701 088 668, This is the type of information that Seamless Distribution AB (publ) is required to disclose pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on October 7, 2015 at 07:50 a.m. (CET). About Seamless / SEQR(se·cure) is Europe’s most used mobile payment solution in stores and online. SEQR enables anybody with a smartphone to pay in stores, at restaurants, parking lots and online, transfer money at no charge, connect loyalty programs, store receipts digitally and receive offers and promotions directly through one mobile app. Through the SEQR app, the user simply scans or taps a QR-code/NFC at check-out and approves the purchase by entering a PIN code. Fast, smooth and safe, SEQR’s payment solution enables merchants to lower interchange fees significantly compared to those charged by traditional card companies. SEQR’s unique transaction platform has been developed by Seamless, one of the world’s largest suppliers of payment systems for mobile phones. Founded in 2001 and active in 26 countries, Seamless handles more than 3,5 billion transactions annually through 525 000 active sales outlets. 6 200 merchants have chosen SEQR including the largest grocery chains, fast food chains and national retailer chains in the markets where SEQR is established. Currently SEQR is established in Sweden, Finland, Romania, Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and US. In 2013, SEQR won the Mobile Money Deployment in Europe. Seamless is traded on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, under the SEAM ticker.

Finnair Traffic Performance in September 2015

Finnair Plc               Stock Exchange Release                   7 October 2015 at 09:00 EET Number of passengers grew by 8.9 per cent year-on-year In September, Finnair's overall capacity measured in Available Passenger Kilometres grew by 2.5 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 4.4 per cent year-on-year. The passenger load factor increased by 1.4%-points to 81.6 per cent. The capacity in Asian traffic decreased in September by 5.1 per cent, while traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres decreased by 1.8 per cent year-on-year. The capacity decrease reflects comfort-improving cabin configuration changes made across the wide-body fleet last winter, and the discontinuation of the seasonal Hanoi route in June 2015, whereas it was operated until September last year. At the same time, the opening of the seasonal Chicago route in June shows as pronounced growth in American traffic. The capacity in European traffic grew by 4.6 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 5.4 per cent year‐on‐year. The capacity growth reflects, among other things, the change of certain European charter flights into scheduled traffic and new summer season routes. At the same time, the growth in domestic traffic is attributed to the transfer of the flights previously operated at Norra’s own commercial risk to Finnair’s purchased traffic. In July-September, the passenger unit revenue* per available seat kilometre grew by 5.8 per cent year-on-year and totalled 5.94 euro cents. “Finnair continued its steady growth in spite of somewhat turbulent environment. The third quarter is seasonally strong for Finnair, and our passenger unit revenues and passenger load factors also improved on last year”, says Finnair CFO Pekka Vähähyyppä. In September, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Tonne Kilometres grew by 8.0 per cent, and Revenue Tonne Kilometres decreased by 5.2 per cent year-on-year. The cargo load factor in scheduled traffic was 53.8 per cent. The overall cargo figures reflect a structural change from the comparison period, as Finnair withdrew from the use of leased NGA freighter aircraft capacity in Asian traffic. In contrast with the previous months, Finnair’s capacity included shared freighter flights with IAG twice a week between Helsinki and London commencing in mid-September. In September, 92.5 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (92.7). Traffic statistics for October are published on Monday, 7 November 2015. * Unit revenue = Ticket revenue/ASK. Finnair Traffic Performance September 2015 September 2015 %-Change Year-to   date 2015 %-Change Total TrafficPassengers   1000 916,7 8,9 7 761,9 5,5Available   seat 2 711,5 2,5 23 920,3 1,8kilometres millRevenue   passenger 2 213,8 4,4 19 399,5 2,0kilometres millPassenger   load 81,6 1,4 p 81,1 0,1 pfactor %Cargo   tonnes total 10 937,9 -14,0 95 391,4 -15,1Available   tonne 393,8 1,1 3 485,7 -1,5kilometres millRevenue   tonne 264,5 0,7 2 313,0 -3,0-kilometres millOverall   load 67,2 -0,3 p 66,4 -1,1 pfactor % EuropePassengers   1000 575,2 7,2 4 880,8 5,9Available   seat 1 118,4 4,6 9 778,8 5,2kilometres millRevenue   passenger 871,2 5,4 7 708,3 4,2kilometres millPassenger   load 77,9 0,6 p 78,8 -0,8 pfactor % North AtlanticPassengers   1000 26,1 40,6 201,6 14,8Available   seat 210,3 39,9 1 645,0 18,4kilometres millRevenue   passenger 175,5 42,7 1 392,8 15,7kilometres millPassenger   load 83,4 1,6 p 84,7 -2,0 pfactor % AsiaPassengers   1000 144,1 -1,8 1 278,9 -1,6Available   seat 1 251,8 -5,1 11 461,7 -3,1kilometres millRevenue   passenger 1 085,9 -1,8 9 591,1 -1,9kilometres millPassenger   load 86,7 3,0 p 83,7 1,0 pfactor % DomesticPassengers   1000 171,3 22,3 1 400,6 10,0Available   seat 131,0 23,9 1 034,8 6,2kilometres millRevenue   passenger 81,2 22,5 707,3 9,3kilometres millPassenger   load 62,0 -0,7 p 68,3 1,9 pfactor % Cargo TrafficCargo scheduled 9 596,6 -6,2 83 448,0 -3,1traffic total tonnesEurope   tonnes 1 756,4 -13,5 15 379,2 -13,6North   Atlantic 711,6 9,3 5 932,3 2,9tonnesAsia   tonnes 6 961,0 -5,9 60 885,2 -0,5Domestic   tonnes 167,6 5,1 1 251,4 -5,6Cargo   flights, 1 341,3 -45,9 11 943,3 -54,6tonnes**Cargo   tonnes total 10 937,9 -14,0 95 391,4 -15,1Available   tonne 118,9 -1,9 1041,6 -4,5kilometres* millRevenue   tonne 66,4 -15,1 577,3 -16,0kilometres millAvailable   111,1 8,0 973,2 10,2sched.cargo tonnekms*, mill.Revenue   59,8 -5,2 518,1 -1,3sched.cargo tonnekms, mill.Cargo load   factor* 55,9 -8,7 p 55,4 -7,5 p%- North-Atlantic 37,7 -7,5 p 39,5 -13,4 pcargo load factor* %- Asia   cargo load 58,5 -6,7 p 57,3 -4,5 pfactor* %Scheduled traffic 53,8 -7,5 p 53,2 -6,2 pCargo load factor*,%  * Operational calculatory capacity ** Including purchased traffic – Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year (p = percentage points) – Available seat kilometres, ASK: Total number of seats available, multiplied by the number of kilometres flown – Revenue passenger kilometres, RPK: Number of revenue passengers carried, multiplied by kilometres flown – Passenger load factor: Share of revenue passenger kilometres of available seat kilometres – Available tonne kilometres, ATK: Number of tonnes of capacity for carriage of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown – Revenue tonne kilometres, RTK: Total revenue load consisting of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown – Overall load factor: Share of revenue tonne kilometres of available tonne kilometres

Danish municipality makes power savings of more than 93% with its All-Flash solution from Proact

The municipality of Hedensted is running a VDI solution for 800 users, which places enormous demands on the performance of the storage system. Support for the controllers used by the municipality of Hedensted was about to expire and could no longer be renewed. As a result, the municipality of Hedensted got in touch with Proact to discuss the purchase of new controllers. Their initial intention was just to meet their current needs. Moreover, they wanted to reuse their existing SAS, SATA and SSD disks for the new controllers. After dialogue with Proact, the municipality of Hedensted agreed to acquire some larger controllers and at the same time purchase an All-Flash solution which could meet the municipality’s requirements for better VDI environment performance. At the same time, it was necessary for the new All-Flash solution to be scalable and capable of meeting future needs. And all this was provided for almost the same amount that an equivalent hybrid solution involving mixed SAS, SATA and SSD disks would have cost. As an additional bonus, the new solution has resulted in the municipality of Hedensted making 93% power savings on their storage systems compared with their previous solution, resulting in an attractive amount of energy subsidies. As the municipality of Hedensted is already running a clustered Data ONTAP solution, there will be no downtime during the changeover as all existing data will be migrated internally in the cluster. The team at the municipality of Hedensted were very pleased to receive the coaching and advice supplied by Proact throughout the entire process, so the decision on this purchase was not difficult to make.

Finnair becomes the first European airline to receive its first Airbus A350 XWB

The first of Finnair's next-generation Airbus A350 XWB aircraft has been unveiled today at a special delivery ceremony at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse, France. Finnair is the first European airline to fly the Airbus A350 XWB. "This moment heralds a new and exciting chapter in Finnair's 92 year history. The A350 is the future of flying and will give our passengers a completely new and enhanced travel experience," said Finnair CEO, Pekka Vauramo. "This is also a proud moment for all Finnair employees who have worked relentlessly on the Finnair A350 programme. From route planning to pilots and cabin crew, from technical services to marketing, this is the moment we have worked for. With the A350, we get the fleet that our strategy requires, and we can start building our growth," Vauramo continued. "At Airbus, we're proud and delighted to see Finnair, one of the world’s longest-standing and most respected airlines, become the first European carrier to fly the A350,”  said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “The A350's unrivalled fuel efficiency and passenger comfort make it the perfect aircraft to spearhead Finnair's Asian expansion.‎" Finnair intends to double its Asian traffic by 2020 from the 2010 baseline, and the A350 fleet investment is the backbone of this strategy. The company has ordered a total of 19 A350's, making it the biggest investment in Finnair's history. The first four aircraft are expected to arrive in the fleet in 2015, with another seven being delivered in 2016 and 2017. The complete order will be fulfilled by 2023.  The new A350 aircraft also plays a key role in Finnair's cargo strategy, providing up to 50% more cargo capacity by 2020. The A350's first scheduled commercial flight, from Helsinki to Amsterdam and Oslo will be on October 9, 2015 as part of its crew familiarisation tour. The first Finnair Airbus A350 XWB will enter into long-haul service on November 21, 2015 on Finnair's Helsinki-Shanghai route. Follow the delivery ceremony live on and Notes to the Editor After the delivery ceremony, the A350 XWB will make its first flight to Helsinki from Toulouse. Finnair flight AY1350's progress can be monitored on social media (@Finnair on Twitter, #A350Finnair).

Autoliv announces the introduction of a production ready Electronic Horizon module at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, France

Autoliv’s introduction of its Electronic Horizon module is a direct benefit of its acquisition of the Automotive business of MACOM announced in July. Electronic Horizon uses selected road data attributes from a digital map database, GNSS (GPS) and inertial sensors for precise vehicle positioning, and software algorithms to identify safety and energy efficiency attributes.  These combine to provide a predictive context of the road ahead of the vehicle. Autoliv’s implementation results in a credit card size module designed to meet automotive safety specifications and operating independently from any other onboard system. “This innovative product is another example of Autoliv’s commitment to world class safety solutions for the automotive industry”, said Stefan Kroenung, President, Autoliv Active Safety. “Our Electronic Horizon implementation is a perfect extension to our portfolio of industry-leading active safety sensors.” The stand-alone Electronic Horizon module is designed for low cost fleet-wide vehicle implementations. The module is compatible with future vehicle needs including wired and wireless vehicle interfaces with cloud computing for incremental map updates and is capable of delivering data to customer specific applications. Autoliv is demonstrating some of these advanced features at its exhibit in the ITS World Congress. “Our Horizon module is another solution from Autoliv that is helping to save more lives,” said Scott Nist, Managing Director of GPS/Horizon solutions. “With the active safety systems market segment expanding rapidly, and the impending emergence of automated vehicles, accurate localization and horizon data is essential to providing critical context about the road ahead so that onboard sensors and systems can react appropriately.” Autoliv’s Horizon module is available for development as well as production platforms immediately.

Finnair expands its Asian network, opens routes to Fukuoka and Guangzhou in summer 2016

Finnair continues to expand its Asian traffic, opening two Asian destinations, Fukuoka in Japan and Guangzhou in China for the summer season, 2016. "We intend to double our Asian traffic by 2020 from the 2010 baseline, and these new destinations are an important step towards this target," says Pekka Vauramo, Finnair President and CEO. "We have a long tradition of connecting Asia and Europe with smooth fast connections via our Helsinki hub, and I look forward to expanding our network to these two exciting markets." Finnair will open a direct route to Fukuoka in southern Japan in spring 2016, with three weekly frequencies. The service to Fukuoka makes Finnair the only European airline to operate to four different cities in Japan - Finnair currently offers daily connections to Tokyo Narita, Nagoya and Osaka. Fukuoka is one of the largest cities in Japan. Besides being a multicultural metropolis and an important trade city, Fukuoka offers warm weather, rich history, architecture, art, shopping and cuisine, attracting visitors from all over Europe. The service to Fukuoka is part of the joint business between Finnair, British Airways and Japan Airlines, which enables offering more connections and flexibility for the airlines' customers in traffic between Japan and Europe. Finnair will also open a direct route to China, and will fly direct from its Helsinki hub to Guangzhou in China with four weekly frequencies between May 6 and October 29, 2016. Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, with a population of 13 million. It is a major trade and transportation center, and the main manufacturing hub in one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions. Guangzhou is Finnair's sixth destination in Greater China. Finnair has year-round services to Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and a summer service to Xi'an. Both destinations will be served with Finnair's Airbus A330 aircraft. Finnair connects Fukuoka and Guangzhou to over 60 destinations via its Helsinki hub, with timetables designed for transfer traffic. 

Millicom announces the Nomination Committee ahead of the 2016 Annual General Meeting

The Nomination Committee comprises Cristina Stenbeck as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lorenzo Grabau appointed by Investment AB Kinnevik, Mathias Leijon appointed by Nordea Investment Funds, and Marianne Nilsson appointed by Swedbank Robur fonder. The members of the Nomination Committee will appoint its Chairman at the Committee’s first meeting. Cristina Stenbeck and Lorenzo Grabau are members of Millicom’s Board of Directors, and both are dependent in relation to major shareholder Investment AB Kinnevik. This deviates from the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. The 2015 Annual General Meeting resolved that the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall be a member of the Nomination Committee, and act as its convenor. The Meeting also elected Cristina Stenbeck to be Chairman of the Board of Directors. The appointment of Lorenzo Grabau, the Chief Executive Officer of Investment AB Kinnevik, to the Nomination Committee was the natural choice for Investment AB Kinnevik. All members of the Nomination Committee agree that Cristina Stenbeck's experience of Nomination Committee work will benefit Millicom, and that it is an advantage for the company that both the Chairman of Millicom’s Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Millicom's principal shareholder take an active role in the Nomination Committee. Information on the Nomination Committee and the 2016 Annual General Meeting is available on the company's website: ( Shareholders wishing to propose candidates for election to the Board of Directors of Millicom should submit their proposal in writing to the Company Secretary, Millicom International Cellular SA, 2 rue du Fort Bourbon, BP 2312 L-1023 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Sören Abildgaard appointed acting Head of combined Group Commercial-Group Technology unit

As acting head of the combined unit, Sören Abildgaard, currently CEO Telia Denmark, will be part of the TeliaSonera Group Executive Management team. Sören Abildgaard will also assume the position as Chief Commercial Officer and represent Group Commercial and Group Technology in Group Executive Management as of 8 October. The new combined unit will be operational as of 1 January 2016.   Morten Bentzen, Head of Enterprise Telia Denmark, will assume the position as CEO Telia Denmark as of 8 October.   Erik Hallberg, previous EVP and Head of Region Eurasia, has been appointed to head the new unit Global Businesses that will become part of the combined Group Commercial-Group Technology unit. During the set-up phase, Erik Hallberg will be reporting to Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, TeliaSonera.    “The combined Group Commercial and Group Technology unit is critical for us to succeed with commercial excellence, technology leadership and our transformation program. We have a strong team and I am really happy to see talented colleagues stepping up”, says Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, TeliaSonera.    “Sören brings great operational experience and I am convinced that he will do a great job as acting Head of the combined unit and as Chief Commercial Officer. Erik’s background and experience is ideal for taking our global business further as it’s an important part of our ambition to change the industry. And I wish Morten all the best leading our Danish operations going forward”, Johan Dennelind says.  The search for the Head of the combined Group Commercial-Group Technology unit is on-going.   TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 9 a.m. CET on October 8, 2015.   For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30,, visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TeliaSoneraAB (   Forward-Looking StatementsStatements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.      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 operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2014, net sales amounted to SEK 101.1 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.2 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.35. The TeliaSonera share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more at     

From the leader in alternative fuels:Green light for HVO-use in Scania Euro 6 range

Örjan Åslund is Head of Product Affairs at Scania. “We have decided to give our blessing to the use of HVO biodiesel in our diesel vehicles,” he says. “Scania is the leading manufacturer when it comes to offering power trains for alternatives fuels, and we have considerable experience with the practical side of driving using HVO. It’s an alternative fuel that has relatively few disadvantages when compared to diesel, while also offering a large reduction in CO2emissions.” Earlier this year, Scania approved HVO for use in all types of Euro 5 vehicles and all types of operations. In cooperation with customers, the company also initiated a field test in Sweden involving some 100 trucks with Euro 6 engines. “Thanks to the certification and our own decision, all Scania hauliers with Euro 6 engines can use HVO, including in buses,” says Åslund. “I know that interest is very high. The challenge for most operators will be in getting access to HVO, as both production and distribution facilities are still limited.” HVO is a biofuel that has been much discussed in recent years, and a number of leading manufacturers have incorporated HVO into their ranges. The fuel is based on either vegetable oil or animal fats. Hydrogen gas is used to create hydrocarbon chains that mimic fossil-fuel-based diesel. This means that the fuel can also be distributed and used in the same way as regular diesel, including with regard to its thermal- and storage properties. The certification of HVO complements Scania’s already marketing-leading range of Euro 6 engines and power trains for alternative fuels. Scania has for some time offered five Euro 6 engines for use with FAME biodiesel, as well as two gas engines. Scania has additionally indicated that both bioethanol- and hybrid solutions will also be introduced shortly. “Scania is continuing to take the lead in products and services for sustainable transport,” Åslund says. “From Scania’s perspective, it’s clear that a variety of solutions are needed in the form of different alternative and renewable fuels. And to meet the global climate challenge, it’s necessary to explore several different avenues, ranging from more efficient vehicles to smarter transport and renewable fuels.” For more information, contact: Örjan Åslund, Product Affairs, tel. +46 70 289 83

Avani – Proper Indian by Mumbaikar’s Located in the heart of Radlett - Hertfordshire

Britain may have adopted the chicken tikka masala as its national dish, but one Indian restaurant in Hertfordshire is hoping to introduce Brits to authentic Indian cuisine as it was always intended, rather than the Bangladeshi-British fusions that have become so popular. Avani, a brand new fine dining restaurant, opened recently in the Hertfordshire town of Radlett, with a contemporary environment and an eclectic menu. The aim? To draw on the experience of their chef and owner, both of whom hail from Mumbai, and to offer a mouth-watering selection of authentic Indian dishes that can rarely be found anywhere else. Already ranked the #1 restaurant in Radlett according to TripAdvisor, Avani offers a stunning contemporary setting and a varied menu filled with traditional favourites and more original surprises to diners. Those who want to experience real Indian fine dining can sample Arbi Tuk, Bhindi Jaipuri, Kolahpuri Desi Murga and even Kid Goat Xacuti, as well as more conventional options like Methi Corn Malai, Rajasthani Lal Maas, Goan Fish Curry and Chicken Chettinadu. All in all, Avani offers a diverse and varied menu to suit every palate. Ajay Gupta, Owner Operator of Avani, says, “We wanted to open a cool and contemporary Indian restaurant that offers something a little different from the traditional fare available in curry houses nowadays. By using fresh, seasonal ingredients and by changing 20% of our menu every four months, we offer a constantly evolving selection of authentic dishes that are a cut above the usual offerings. With subtle and powerful flavours, traditional cooking techniques and a wealth of experience among our team, Avani offers ‘proper’ Indian food, in a stylish and contemporary setting.” The team at Avani have not only produced an eclectic and diverse menu packed with flavoursome treats, they also place great emphasis on supporting small local businesses. The majority of the Avani wine list is sourced from a local seller, while the fresh meat, vegetables, spices and herbs that go into every Avani dish are sourced from sustainable, local suppliers wherever possible, promising only the finest ingredients for this dining establishment. Despite making much use of traditional cooking techniques and drawing inspiration from old recipes, Avani prizes innovation. As well as having a talented kitchen team putting a contemporary spin on classic dishes, the Avani website is also hooked up to OpenTable, a restaurant reservation service that allows diners to book a table in seconds. The slick, contemporary interior is also befitting of a restaurant that pays homage to its heritage without ever taking an eye off the future. For more information about Avani, or to reserve a table today, visit the website: 

Nigerian Entrepreneur Makes Waves in the UK Fashion Scene

A wardrobe consultant and independent fashion blogger from Nigeria is garnering attention as one of the only successful black bloggers in the UK. Ivy Ekong is well on her way to creating her own fashion empire, after founding a personal styling, hair and fashion company and now enjoying success with her international blog The luxury lifestyle blogger covers a range of features on the website, from fashion industry news, the latest styles and trends, hair and beauty and food and travel. Based in London, reaches a global style conscious audience, including readers from the UK and Europe, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, the USA, and beyond. Ivy Ekong, Founder of said, “I have always had a passion for fashion, and now it’s great that I can share my styling tips and advice with the world. I love sharing my style inspiration and working with guest bloggers, it’s a great feeling knowing that I’m part of the global fashion community.” The wife and mother of two now works full time on her blog, making sure it’s always up to date with the latest luxury finds and beauty secrets. As an ex beauty queen, model, wardrobe consultant, fashion stylist and creative director, Ivy is a fierce female entrepreneur, who has decided to currently focus all her energy on her fashion empire. has a number of sponsorship and advertising opportunities for fashion orientated businesses looking for a global reach. With bases in London and Nigeria, the website offers an incredible platform for brands looking to break into the UK or West African market. Products and brands will have instant exposure not just in the UK, but also into the escalating African market, where many blue chip companies are looking to expand. In addition to covering the hottest womenswear styles and luxury items, Ivy also has a dedicated hair and beauty page where she reviews make up, skincare and hair products. This friendly and trustworthy platform gives brands another opportunity for sponsored posts or reviews which could influence a targeted audience. Ivy added, “If you’re releasing a new fashion line or lipstick, then you want the right people to be blogging about it. If it’s not creating a buzz in the blogging world, then it’s unlikely to sell. I have a variety of affordable review options and advertising opportunities for businesses who want to spread the word about their brand and products.” Ivy Ekong is fast becoming one of the web’s most prolific black influencers. Visit her fashion blog here: Facebook: Instagram: