Entrepreneur Derin Cag’s Startup RichTopia Spicing Up Finance World with Fast Growing new Platform

An entrepreneur is shaking up the internet with an online magazine that shines the spotlight on a myriad of contemporary topics, from business, economics, finance and real estate to arts, innovations, reviews and commodities. Founded by Derin Cag, RichTopia Ltd (http://richtopia.com/) has just been officially incorporated and is already enjoying exceptionally fast growth and traffic from across the globe. As well as covering developments in the global financial world RichTopia also explores a handful of niche categories such as retirement advice, female leaders, futuristic investments and African economies. At its core, the diversification of content is designed to enrich the lives of readers, both on a personal and financial level. Cag says, “Rather than settle for long-standing digital publications such as Forbes, WSJ or Business Insider, I’m encouraging business minded browsers to branch out and try a fresh new content source. RichTopia is an enigmatic alternative that is guaranteed to spice up the online experience,.” Site contributors include top leaders and thinkers from around the world. Think Stephen Shapiro, author and advisor to global companies such as NASA, Nike and Microsoft, Kara Goldin, CEO and Founder of Hint Inc., Dr. Suzanne Rosselet, international professor and former Deputy Director of IMD's World Competitiveness Centre and a cornucopia of other professionals. Together they create a dynamic online platform that offers browsers informative and insightful articles, reviews, videos and more. Walt Freese, the CEO of Stonyfield Farm and a former-CEO of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is also a fan, saying “RichTopia... is a breath of fresh and enlightening air in what is so often the formulaic world of journalism." While today Cag is a high flying business man he claims a colourful past. In 2012 he began a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence for possession of a firearm. During his time behind bars he rubbed shoulders with former News of the World editor, Andy Coulson, read almost 300 books and developed a new infatuation with corporate magazines. Upon release he turned his negative experience into a positive launch platform for creating RichTopia.Ingrained with a new appreciation for the need to give back to society, Cag embedded RichTopia with an altruistic conscience. The magazine is underpinned by social enterprise roots that see it provide apprentice, training and work experience opportunities to disadvantaged groups. A percentage of profits are always channelled into charitable causes and in the coming years, RichTopia hopes to become a journalism giant with a community oriented edge. As an individual, Cag is also committed to spearheading social enterprise projects. He personally mentors disadvantaged groups such as the unemployed, single-parent families and ex criminals on subjects such as web/graphic design, social media, start-ups, problem-solving, and more. Like his entrepreneurial predecessors Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, Cag is armed with a vision of building a unique online social enterprise that fosters innovation, creativity and collaboration. RichTopia aims to highlight the human element of the business and finance spheres, while simultaneously making success a reality for every reader.   Cag has already drummed up a buzzing social media following, with over 10,000 LinkedIn connections (https://www.linkedin.com/in/DerinCag/) and 20,000 Twitter followers. To find out more about RichTopia, go to: http://richtopia.com/

Tieto's Interim Report 2/2015 – Healthy growth in IT services – competitiveness strengthens further

Tieto Corporation          INTERIM REPORT        22 July 2015, 8.00 am EET · IT services growth close to 3% – profit as expected · Managed Services automation programme on track · Acquisition of Software Innovation strengthens Tieto’s competitiveness · Solid performance in Product Development Services The full interim report with tables is available at the end of this release Key figures for the second quarter · Organic growth in local currencies was -3.3% due to lower business volumes in Product Development Services   · In IT services, organic growth in local currencies was 2.7% · Order intake (Total Contract Value) amounted to EUR 340 (398) million and order backlog was EUR 1 737 (1 550) million · Second-quarter operating profit excl. one-off items amounted to EUR 30.1 (30.0) million, 8.3% (7.8) of sales  +-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+| |4–6/2015| 4–6/2014| 1–6/2015|1–6/2014|+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Net sales, EUR million | 363.8  | 386.4  | 729.4| 773.4  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|   Change, % | -5.8  | -7.3  | -5.7| -8.0  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|   Organic change in local | -3.3  | -1.3  | -3.3 | -1.3  ||currencies, % | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Operating profit (EBITA), EUR| 23.2  | 21.7  |         37.2| 56.1  ||million | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Operating margin (EBITA), % | 6.4  | 5.6  | 5.1 | 7.3  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Operating profit (EBIT), EUR | 23.1  | 21.5  | 37.0 | 55.5  ||million | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Operating margin (EBIT), % | 6.3  | 5.6  | 5.1 | 7.2  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Operating profit (EBIT) excl.| 30.1  | 30.0  | 60.8 | 64.5  ||one-off items1), EUR million | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Operating margin (EBIT) excl.| 8.3  | 7.8  | 8.3 | 8.3  ||one-off items1), % | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Profit after taxes, EUR | 17.4  | 16.5  | 26.5 | 41.1  ||million | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|EPS, EUR | 0.24  | 0.23  | 0.36 | 0.56  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Net cash flow from | 12.4  | 16.6  | 49.1 | 66.6  ||operations, EUR million | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Return on equity, 12-month | 4.5  | 15.3  | 4.5 | 15.3  ||rolling, % | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Return on capital employed, | 7.5  | 14.8  | 7.5 | 14.8  ||12-month rolling, % | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Investments, EUR million | 10.6  | 7.1  | 22.2 | 20.5  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Interest-bearing net debt, | 5.3  | 30.3  | 5.3 | 30.3  ||EUR million | | | | |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Net debt/EBITDA | 0.0  | 0.2  | 0.0 | 0.2  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Book-to-bill | 0.9  | 1.0  | 1.1 | 1.1  |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Order backlog | 1 737| 1 550| 1 737| 1 550|+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+|Personnel on 30 June | 12 949 |14 126   | 12 949 | 14 126 |+-----------------------------+--------+---------+-------------+--------+ 1) Excl. capital gains, goodwill impairment charges and restructuring costs Full-year outlook for 2015 unchangedTieto expects its full-year operating profit (EBIT) excluding one-off items to increase from the previous year’s level (EUR 150.2 million in 2014). CEO’s commentComment regarding the interim report by Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO:“I am pleased that we were able to deliver healthy growth in our IT services business in the second quarter. The profitability of the underlying business developed as expected and the margin somewhat improved, despite our continued investments to support long-term growth. We see this development as evidence of further improvement in competitiveness, as the macro environment remains relatively challenging. We are continuing to make good progress in digitalizing our own services. The current major automation programme in Managed Services is progressing on schedule and we expect the customer benefits of this programme to materialize during the second half of this year. In addition, this software-driven automation programme drives further efficiency improvement. I am also pleased with the performance of Product Development Services. Our current business, excluding the R&D activities earlier insourced by one customer, has been developing well and efficiency measures have resulted in a healthy cost structure. Our customers are continuing to reshape their businesses by applying new technologies to their core processes. With the acquisition of Software Innovation, announced in June, we are further strengthening our position as the leading digitalization partner in the Nordic countries and accelerating our growth, especially in Norway. Software Innovation is recognized for its strong Nordic presence in digitalizing customers’ document and workflow management, which further enables us to provide a broader set of services to a larger customer base. After the second quarter of 2015, we are on track in terms of both speed and magnitude with re-shaping Tieto’s competitiveness through active investments in both automation and new services.”Financial performance by service line +-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|EUR million | Customer| Customer|Change, %|Operating|Operating|| | sales| sales| | profit| profit|| | 4–6/2015| 4–6/2014| | 4–6/2015| 4–6/2014|+-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|Managed Services | 131| 132| -1| 3.1| 7.6|+-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|Consulting and | 101| 97| 5| 8.5| 6.1||System Integration | | | | | |+-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|Industry Products | 98| 97| 1| 10.8| 15.0|+-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|Product Development| 33| 60| -45| 5.7| -2.3||Services | | | | | |+-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|Support Functions | | | | -5.0| -4.8||and Global | | | | | ||Management | | | | | |+-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+|Total | 364| 386| -6| 23.1| 21.5|+-------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+ Operating margin by service line +----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+|% |Operating|Operating| Operating| Operating|| | margin| margin| margin excl.| margin excl.|| | 4–6/2015| 4–6/2014|one-off items1)|one-off items1)|| | | | 4–6/2015| 4–6/2014|+----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+|Managed Services| 2.4| 5.8| 7.6| 5.8|+----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+|Consulting and | 8.4| 6.3| 8.6| 7.4||System | | | | ||Integration | | | | |+----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+|Industry | 11.0| 15.3| 12.2| 15.6||Products | | | | |+----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+|Product | 17.1| -3.8| 9.6| 6.1||Development | | | | ||Services | | | | |+----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+|Total | 6.3| 5.6| 8.3| 7.8|+----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+|1) Excl. capital ||gains, ||impairments and ||restructuring ||costs |+----------------+---------+---------+---------------+---------------+ Organic change in local currency by service line +----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+|EUR million | Customer| Customer|Change, %|| | sales adj.|sales adj. for divestments| || | for| 4–6/2014| || |acquisitions| | || |and currency| | || | 4–6/2015| | |+----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+|Managed Services| 132| 132| 1|+----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+|Consulting and | 102| 97| 6||System | | | ||Integration | | | |+----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+|Industry | 100| 97| 3||Products | | | |+----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+|IT services | 335| 326| 3|+----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+|Product | 34| 55| -39||Development | | | ||Services | | | |+----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+|Total | 369| 386| -3|+----------------+------------+--------------------------+---------+ Customer sales by industry group +-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|EUR million |Customer sales|Customer sales|Change, %|| | 4–6/2015| 4–6/2014| |+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|Financial Services | 88| 84| 4|+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|Manufacturing, Retail and Logistics| 77| 78| 0|+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|Public, Healthcare and Welfare | 107| 104| 2|+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|Telecom, Media and Energy | 58| 60| -3|+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|IT services | 330| 326| 1|+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|Product Development Services | 33| 60| -45|+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+|Total | 364| 386| -6|+-----------------------------------+--------------+--------------+---------+ Organic change in local currency by industry group +--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|EUR million | Customer sales| Customer sales|Change, %|| | adj. for|adj. for divestments| || |acquisitions and| 4-6/2014| || | currency| | || | 4-6/2015| | |+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|Financial | 89| 84| 6||Services | | | |+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|Manufacturing,| 78| 78| 0||Retail and | | | ||Logistics | | | |+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|Public, | 108| 104| 4||Healthcare and| | | ||Welfare | | | |+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|Telecom, Media| 60| 60| -1||and Energy | | | |+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|IT services | 335| 326| 3|+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|Product | 34| 55| -39||Development | | | ||Services | | | |+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+|Total | 369| 386| -3|+--------------+----------------+--------------------+---------+ Leadership team Antti Vasara, Executive Vice President, Head of Product Development Services, has decided to pursue opportunities outside Tieto. Tom Leskinen, currently heading a business unit in PDS, has been nominated as Head of Product Development Services and he will report to Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO. The changes will take effect as of 1 August 2015. For further information, please contact:Lasse Heinonen, CFO, tel.+358 2072 66329, +358 50 393 4950, lasse.heinonen (at) tieto.comTanja Lounevirta, Head of Investor Relations,  tel.+358 2072 71725, +358 50 321 7510, tanja.lounevirta (at) tieto.com Press conference for analysts and media will be held on 22 July 2015 at Tieto’s premises in Helsinki, address: Aku Korhosen tie 2–6, at 11.00 am EET (10.00 am CET, 9.00 am UK time). The results will be presented in English by Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO, and Lasse Heinonen, CFO. The conference will be webcasted (http://webcast.tieto.com/quarterlyreport/?q=220715) and can be viewed live on Tieto's website (http://www.tieto.com/investors). To join the conference, attendees need Adobe Flash plugin version 10.1.0 or newer. The meeting participants can also join a telephone conference that will be held at the same time. The telephone conference details can be found below. Telephone conference numbers Finland: +358 (0)9 6937 9590Sweden: +46 (0)8 5065 3937UK: +44 (0)20 3427 1909US: +1212 444 0896Conference code: 8765732 To ensure that you are connected to the conference call, please dial in a few minutes before the start of the press and analyst conference. An on-demand video will be available after the conference. Tieto publishes financial information in English and Finnish. TIETO CORPORATION DISTRIBUTIONNASDAQ HelsinkiNASDAQ StockholmPrincipal Media Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full lifecycle IT services. We also provide global product development services for companies in the communications and embedded technologies arena. Through industry insight, technology vision, and innovative thinking, Tieto proactively strives to inspire and engage our customers in finding new ways of accelerating their business. Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has around 13 000 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

Half-year report 2015

Comments by the CEO SSAB’s operating profit for the second quarter of 2015 was SEK 301 million (excluding items affecting comparability), down by SEK 263 million compared with the first quarter of 2015 and at the same level as the second quarter last year. Lower earnings compared to the first quarter are primarily due to lower prices for heavy plate in North America and costs incurred by relining of the blast furnace in Luleå. Production difficulties experienced by the Swedish mills during the quarter impacted negatively on second-quarter shipments. Actions have been taken to address these problems and we expect to be able to return to normal deliveries during the third quarter. Cash flow remained strong and was SEK 1,462 (528) million, which was largely driven by lower working capital despite a certain build-up of slab inventories ahead of the relining work in Luleå which began on June 1. The blast furnace is expected to be back in operation in early September. In North America, the quarter was marked by continued destocking at distributors, which resulted in heavy pressure on prices. High import volumes of heavy plate during 2014 and the first half of 2015 have impacted negatively on the situation in North America. In the Nordic region and rest of Europe, demand for standard steel showed some growth, albeit from low levels. However, prices have shown a slightly downward trend. Global demand for high-strength steel continued to be at a low level during the second quarter and some pressure on prices was noted. Work on achieving synergies from the acquisition of Rautaruukki is progressing according to plan. During the second quarter, we achieved synergies of SEK 125 million and at the end of the second quarter; the annual run rate amounted to around SEK 525 million. As we announced earlier, we will achieve the full run rate of SEK 1.4 billion in synergies on an annual basis from the second half of 2016 onwards. During the second quarter, we launched a number of concrete sustainability targets which, among other things, mean we will cut carbon dioxide emissions, use less energy sourced externally and further improve the monitoring of our suppliers’ sustainability work. We will also increase the share of renewable energy we consume since we have taken the decision that at least 50% of the electricity we purchase externally in the Nordic region must be derived from wind and hydro power.  This information is such that SSAB must disclose in accordance with the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on July 22, 2015 at 07.30 am. Invitation to SSAB’s second quarter 2015 results briefing at 09.30am CEST on Wednesday July 22, 2015.  The interim report for the second quarter of 2015 will be presented by SSAB’s President and CEO Martin Lindqvist, and CFO Håkan Folin. The press conference will be held in English and live webcast on SSAB’s website www.ssab.com. It is also possible to participate in the briefing via telephone. Venue and time of briefing: World Trade Center (WTC) Stockholm, Kungsbron 1, Conference room Manhattan, 09.30am CEST. Telephone numbers:+46 8 5055 64 74 (Sweden),+44 203 364 53 74 (UK),+1 855 753 22 30 (USA). Link to webcast: Go to webcast (http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/gvooqw3q) Instructions on how to participate in the webcast will be available on SSAB’s website, including presentation material for downloading.  For further information: Andreas Koch, Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communications, Phone +46 70 509 77 61 Marie Elfstrand, Director Media Relations and PR, Phone. +46 8 45 45 734 

Thule Group (publ) interim report for the second quarter, April – June, 2015

The quarter in Summary ·Net sales for the quarter amounted to SEK 1,700m (1,416) corresponding to an increase of 20.0 percent. Adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, sales rose 6.4 percent. ·Underlying EBIT amounted to SEK 352m (300), corresponding to an increase of 17.2 percent, with an operating margin of 20.7 percent (21.2). Adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, underlying EBIT rose 8.7 percent and the operating margin improved 0.5 percentage points. ·Net income for the period was SEK 254m (142). ·Cash flow from operating activities[1] (http://#_ftn1) was SEK 248m (170). ·Earnings per share before dilution amounted to SEK 2.54 (1.68). The full report is available at www.thulegroup.com Conference callA combined press- and analyst call with Magnus Welander, CEO and President,and Lennart Mauritzson, CFO, is scheduled for today, July 22, at 11:00 a.m. (CET).For participation please dial:United Kingdom                     +44 203 428 14 36USA                                       +1 855 831 59 44Sweden                                 +46 8 566 427 01 Web presentationThe link to the live broadcast will be published onhttp://cloud.magneetto.com/wonderland/2015_0722_Thule_Q2_Report/view A replay of the call we be available at www.thulegroup.com/en/reports (http://www.thulegroup.com/en/reports) later during the day. +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+|This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act||and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was ||submitted for publication on 22 July, 2015 at 08.00 a.m. CET. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://#_ftnref1)The comparative figures are based on the total operations, meaning both continuing operations and operations discontinued in 2014.

Multiconsult awarded frame agreements with The Norwegian Coastal Administration

The sizes of the frame agreements are dependent on call-offs, however Multiconsult estimates that the agreements could generate revenues between NOK 20 and NOK 55 million during their four year term. Order intake will be recorded when the specific contracts are signed. "We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to further strengthen our long term relationship with NCA. The frame agreements are a strong vote of confidence" says Mr Christian Nørgaard Madsen, CEO of Multiconsult ASA. Multiconsult will be responsible for a broad range of services including advice on planning and implementation of field surveys, analysis and implementation of geological and environmental measures, follow up of monitoring programs as well as administration of application processes. For further information, please contact:    Investor relations:     Mitra Hagen Negård, Head of Investor Relations     Phone: +47 95 79 36 31     E-mail: ir@multiconsult.no    Media:     Gaute Christensen, VP Communications     Phone: +47 911 70 188     E-mail: gaute.christensen@multiconsult.no ABOUT MULTICONSULT ASAMulticonsult is a leading Norwegian multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm, with more than 1 700 employees and 30 offices in Norway and abroad. Multiconsult's home market is Norway, representing 92 per cent of 2014 operating revenues. The Company focuses on six market areas: Buildings and Properties, Transport and Infrastructure, Energy, Oil and Gas, Industry and Environment and Natural resources. The Company has an operating history that spans more than a century, with the inception of Norsk Vandbygningskontor in 1908. In 2014 Multiconsult completed more than 8 000 projects for approx. 3 700 different customers.

CEO and President Magnus Welander comments on the results for the second quarter of 2015

Exchange rates had a positive impact on the company during the quarter, with a particularly significant effect on sales. Including currency effects, we grew 20.0 percent during the quarter, with the USD and EUR as contributing factors, but even after currency adjustment, we posted strong sales growth of 6.4 percent. Continued favorable profitability trendWe continued to raise profitability in line with our plans and reached an underlying EBIT of SEK 352m (300) during the quarter. Our reported underlying EBIT increased 17.2 percent (8.7 after currency adjustment), achieving an underlying EBIT margin of 20.7 percent (21.2) during the quarter.A larger positive currency effect on net sales than on underlying EBIT had a negative impact on the under-lying EBIT margin. After currency adjustment, we achieved an improvement of 0.5 percentage points compared with the preceding year due to efficiency enhancements. Europe remains strong in Outdoor&BagsThe Outdoor&Bags segment accounted for 93 percent of the Thule Group’s sales during the quarter, increasing 18.2 percent (5.6 percent after currency adjustment), with Europe as the strongest region. Underlying EBIT increased SEK 52m, corresponding to 15.7 percent during the quarter (8.5 percent after currency adjustment). The sport and outdoor market continued to post a positive trend in Europe and during the quarter, we grew 16.1 percent in the Europe and Rest of the world region (10.4 percent after currency adjustment). We saw a generally positive trend, driven by both new products and an increased retailer focus.In the Americas region, the trend in the sport and outdoor market remained relatively weak, but the Thule Group grew on the back of new product launches. In the region, the bags for electronic devices category continued its negative performance. In particular, we were impacted by a somewhat weaker Latin American market, a generally weaker trend in camera bags, but also by deliberate commercial decisions to leave some less profitable businesses. Sales for the region increased 22.5 percent (down 2.6 percent after currency adjustment). Increased sales within Specialty segmentIn the Specialty segment, sales increased 49.2 percent during the quarter (16.4 percent after currency adjustment). 91 percent of the segment’s sales were generated by the Work Gear category, since Snow Chains naturally have very limited sales during the quarter. Underlying EBIT for the quarter was in line with preceding year, negative SEK 10m (neg:10), a decrease of SEK 2m when adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations. More efficient distribution and administrationWith the aim of enhancing the efficiency of our business, we have conducted a number of structural projects in distribution during the past year. Combined with the comprehensive business system project that was completed in 2014, this has created greater efficiency in a number of the Thule Group’s support functions. As a consequence it was decided in July to implement a reorganization that will lead to personnel reductions at the companys operations in the US, Belgium and Hong Kong. A total of about 50 positions will disappear, with an anticipated annual saving of about SEK 20m and nonrecurring costs of about SEK 10m as a result. Continued focus on profitable growthOverall, I can state that the first six months were positive and we continued to secure our leading position in the sports and outdoor industry with products that make it easy for consumers to bring everything they need for an active life. The full report is published at www.thulegroup.com/en/reports

Agasti Holding ASA – Blackstone to invest in Agasti’s operational business

About the investment in Agasti’s operational businesses Blackstone has entered into an agreement to acquire 34% of Agasti’s operational businesses including Obligo, Agasti Capital Markets AS, Agasti Business Services AS, Navexa Securities AB, plus all activities in the parent company of Agasti Holding ASA. This includes the entire operational business of Agasti in Norway and Sweden. The transaction will be executed as a drop-down, whereby Agasti is to establish a new company, Obligo BX Holding AS (“Obligo Holding”). Agasti will transfer the companies listed above into Obligo Holding, and Blackstone will then acquire 34% of Obligo Holding. Agasti’s remaining subsidiaries, including Navigea Securities AS, Acta Kapitalforvaltning AS and Acta Asset Management AS are currently in the process of being wound down or are planned to be wound down in the near future. If the transaction is completed, the board of directors will recommend that the purchase price of NOK 250 million, after deducting expenses associated with the wind-down of Agasti’s remaining activities, is paid out to Agasti’s shareholders. The board of directors of Agasti are of the opinion that the transaction represents a very good solution for Agasti’s clients, owners and employees. Blackstone has also entered into an agreement with ten funds managed by Obligo to acquire their respective real estate portfolios for a combined value of approximately NOK 22 billion. The bids for the real estate portfolios represent a considerable premium compared to what the shares in these portfolios trade at in the secondary market. The settlement is to be all cash and the transaction does not have any financing contingencies. The board of directors in all of the investment portfolios managed by Obligo have, for a considerable period, been working together with the manager, Obligo, to evaluate how best to maximise returns within the portfolios’ existing mandates and ensure liquidity options for the shareholders in the portfolios. Obligo is to continue to manage a select number of the portfolios to be acquired by Blackstone’s managed entities, as well as certain real estate portfolios that are not included in the transaction outlined above and portfolios within Shipping, Private Equity and Infrastructure. The transactions are subject to customary conditions for these types of transactions, including general assembly approvals in the relevant real estate portfolios. The investment in Obligo Holding is inter alia subject to the real estate transactions becoming unconditional. Completion of the investment in Obligo Holding is (subject to fulfilment of conditions) is expected to take place by end of Q3. Strategic rationale Blackstone is a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstone’s real estate business was founded in 1991 and has more than $91 billion in investor capital under management. Blackstone’s real estate portfolio includes hotel, office, retail, industrial and residential properties in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Major holdings include Hilton Worldwide, Invitation Homes (single family homes), Logicor (pan-European logistics), SCP (Chinese shopping malls), and prime office buildings in the world’s major cities. Blackstone real estate also operates one of the leading real estate finance platforms, including management of the publicly traded Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT). Agasti manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in the Nordics, valued at NOK 35 billion. Agasti’s real estate portfolio is a strategic acquisition for Blackstone, with its investment in the Obligo management platform strengthening its position in the region further. Agasti and Blackstone have ambitions to jointly pursue further real estate transactions and to potentially build up a leading position in the Nordic real estate market. Blackstone will, together with the management of Agasti, assess how to operate and develop the combined business going forward. James Seppala, Head of European Acquisitions in Blackstone commented: “We have had a long standing ambition to increase our presence in the Nordics. Following the acquisition of the real estate portfolio managed by Obligo, we will have a real estate portfolio in the Nordics which fits our investment strategy well. In addition, we will gain access to an experienced management team who will be responsible for a large part of our combined Nordic real estate portfolio.” John Høsteland, chairman of Agasti Holding ASA commented: “The board of directors has been engaged in assessing structural solutions that balances the interests of the shareholders in Agasti with the interests of Agasti’s clients who are shareholders in the investment portfolios managed by Obligo. The agreement with Blackstone is a good solution for both Agasti’s owners and clients.” Jørgen Pleym Ulvness, Chief Executive Officer of Agasti Holding ASA and of Obligo Investment Management AS commented: “On behalf of our clients, I am very pleased that we have managed to secure this agreement. Blackstone is one of the world’s largest real estate managers with an impressive experience, culture, capital and track record. Blackstone’s desire to build its Nordic operation around our management platform in Obligo is a declaration of trust and an opportunity which we will manage in the best possible way.” Advisors: Union Corporate acted as financial advisor and BAHR as legal advisor to Blackstone.ABG Sundal Collier acted as financial advisor and Schjødt as legal advisor to the property portfolios and Agasti. Contact: Andrew DowlerBlackstone+44 (0) 207 451 5275 Jørgen Pleym UlvnessCEO Obligo & Agasti+47 9066 7877      This information is mandatory in accordance with the Securities Trading Act of Norway § 5-12.

Saxlund takes 3 m EUR order for biomass handling system in the UK

Saxlund International GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam – Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, UK. The scope of Saxlund’s order encompass the design, manufacturing, delivery and commissioning of two fully automatic fuel handling systems, each with a capacity to allow for a 100% redundancy in feeding the boiler the equivalent of 125 MW of fuel input. Both systems shall be installed for fuel reception, fuel feeding and mixing of fuel in the fuel storage. The entire fuel feeding system, including wood storage and conveyor systems will be designed for multifuel waste wood, designed for efficiency, minimum maintenance and high availability as well as low emission of dust and noise. Total order value is over 3 million EUR (close to 30 m SEK) with commissioning in September 2016 and take-over in 2017.  “We are very proud to be able to help Babcock & Wilcox Vølund in yet another high-profile project. We provide technology that is instrumental in ensuring high availability, efficiency and flexibility for our customers. With extensive operations in Germany, the UK and Sweden and with some 60 years of experience, we can offer innovative and well-tested solutions within most applications, says Harald Wehner, Managing Director of Saxlund International GmbH. Saxlund and SRE are leading bioenergy brands and a part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business area. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers everything from the design of complete combined heat and power (CHP) plants to handling systems and incineration plants under the Saxlund brand. Under the SRE brand, systems are supplied for treatment and improved energy efficiency for bioenergy-powered district heating plants, sawmills, pellets producers and commercial greenhouses. The offer also includes flue gas condensation equipment for industrial activities. For further information, please contactNiklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, Opcon AB, tel. +46 8-466 45 00,+46-70-592 54 53 Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, SwedenTel. +46 8-466 45 00, fax+46 8-716 76 61e-mail: info@Opcon.se www.Opcon.se    The Opcon Group Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy. Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 140 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area: Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.    Opcon AB (publ) is obliged to disclose the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish law governing the securities markets and/or trading in financial instruments. The information was submitted for publication at 08.45 (CET) on Wednesday July 22 2015.

Press Release: Antti Vasara new President & CEO of VTT Ltd

The board of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has chosen D.Tech Antti Vasara as its new President & CEO from 1 November 2015. Antti Vasara (49 years) is currently on the leadership team of Tieto Corporation, as Executive Vice President, Product Development Services.  Before Tieto Corporation he has worked for Nokia in several roles such as Senior Vice President Nokia Eseries Business Unit, SVP Product Development and Vice President Corporate Strategy. Before he was CEO of a software firm and has been a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. In addition to several management positions in Finland and internationally, he has long experience of serving on Boards of Directors of both listed and unlisted companies. Aaro Cantell, the Chairman of VTT's Board of Directors, gave the following comments on the recruitment: "We are delighted with our selection. Antti has long and varied experience of P&L responsibilities in Finnish and international companies. He is familiar with building and leading customer-oriented businesses with the help of skilled experts, and understands the opportunities provided by technology in creating new commercial value. We believe that that under his leadership, VTT will be developed into a more agile and customer-oriented partner of domestic and international companies and to become a more prominent catalyst in Finland's technology sector." "VTT is a highly regarded institution that has been building Finnish well-being for over 70 years. It is a great honour to be continuing this work alongside VTT's experienced technology-sector specialists. I want to be involved in raising the level, appreciation and impact of research, development and innovation abroad and in Finnish society. Achieving economic growth by developing and bringing together world-class expertise in new ways is a major challenge in times like these, but I think that, in Finland, VTT is exceptionally well equipped to perform that," says Antti Vasara. For more information, please contact: Aaro Cantell, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 400 706072Antti Vasara, forthcoming President & CEO, tel. +358 40 556 5776 Photo: Antti Vasara

WWF-UK supporters choose snow leopard as face of renewable plastic credit card

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of MBNA’s partnership with WWF-UK (formerly World Wide Fund for Nature), which has generated contributions of over £13 million for the benefit of nature, a new ‘first to market’ renewable credit card featuring the endangered snow leopard has been launched. The new credit card is the only contactless card in the UK made from renewable plastic. This will be a welcome development for WWF supporters and further strengthens the successful WWF relationship with MBNA. WWF has offered the MBNA credit card since 1995, with millions of pounds of contributions made over the last two decades benefiting projects such as the WWF project to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, and the charity’s fight against rhino poaching. The card’s image was chosen by WWF supporters, who were invited to vote on their favourite image from key wildlife initiatives that benefit from MBNA contributions, and the snow leopard was the clear winner. WWF aims to protect snow leopards in 20 different landscapes by 2020, and the charity’s MBNA cardholders will help raise important funds by generating MBNA contributions to help make this happen. “What a fantastic way to celebrate the very special 20-year relationship between MBNA and WWF,” said James Poole, Strategy & Innovation director for MBNA. “This is one of our longest-standing affinity card relationships – and during that time, cardholders have helped to generate £13 million in MBNA contributions for its tremendous work for nature around the world. “This shows what can be done through relationships like this, and through the passion of every WWF supporter who holds one of these cards.” Nicky Day, director of Corporate Partnerships at WWF-UK, said: "Our 20th anniversary is a great opportunity to look back at what we’ve achieved through the MBNA relationship, and to look forward to the future. “The WWF Credit Card raises significant funds each year, enabling us to carry out vital conservation work around the world. We simply couldn’t do what we do without such strong relationships as this one with MBNA.” “We take great pride in being one of the UK’s leading co-branded credit card providers, with tens of thousands of charity credit cards in the UK market, and providing an important source of revenue for our charity groups,” added Poole. The new WWF credit card from MBNA is available for consumers to apply for now at wwf.org.uk/mbna.  ENDS

Lebanese Restaurant Becomes First in UK To Pour Fine Syrian and Lebanese Wines from World’s Most Dangerous Vineyards

An award-winning Lebanese restaurant has made UK history with its introduction of a selection of fine wines sourced from two of the Middle East’s most prestigious (and dangerous) vineyards. Now, Meejana (http://www.meejana.co.uk/) diners can sip on glasses of red and white imported from Syria’s Domaine Bargylus and Lebanon’s Chateau Marsyas wineries. Since 2007 Meejana has been tantalising foodies with authentic, handcrafted Lebanese dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Today Meejana operates branches in London and Weybridge which gives capital dwellers ample opportunity to enjoy artisan Lebanese food, paired with regional wines. With Domaine Bargylus and Chateau Marsyas drops now firmly flagged on the restaurant’s wine list, Meejana joins the ranks of Michelin starred venues across the globe that also showcase the unique blends. Both Domaine Bargylus and Chateau Marsyas are family owned vineyards run by Johnny R. Saadé descendants. The family’s Levantine roots have given the lineage a passion for pioneering the renaissance of the ancient vineyards of the Orient. Owner Sandro Saadé underpins his cellars with the philosophy that “wine is rooted in the earth.” For this reason, every blend reflects the natural riches of the Middle East, its sultry climate and the culture’s intrinsic love of the land. Rita Cherfan, executive chef, co-owner and director said, “Meejana is driven by a passion for authentic Lebanese cuisine and we’re thrilled to be able to enhance the dining experience with our trio of new wines sourced from Domaine Bargylus and Chateau Marsyas. We are the only Lebanese restaurant in the country with these labels on our wine lists. The Middle East produces some of the finest wines on the planet and we can’t wait to introduce some of our favourites to British aficionados.” Made from a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2009 Domaine Bargylus Blanc Deir Touma Lattaquié is both complex and aromatic. Notes of lemon verbena, white peach, lime and fresh mint give it a vibrant acidity and clean mineral backbone that pairs perfectly with dishes such as the Seafood Platter featuring salmon and scallops cooked in a saffron, dill and white wine sauce. It’s refreshing, elegant and beautifully balanced. Another Domaine de Bargylus wine making its UK debut is the 2008 Rouge Deir Touma Lattaquié. As a blend of 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, the wine is brimming with aromas of ripe summer fruits and sweet spices such as black pepper, toast, cinnamon and cocoa. It’s aged for 14 months in a blend of different cask ages to achieve full body, ripe tannins, balanced acidity and a luxuriously long fruity finish. Enhance the fruity flavours by pairing it with Kibbeh Bel Synieh and Fattoush, a dish crafted with seasoned minced lamb, pine kernels and a fragrant yoghurt sauce. From the fertile soils of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley comes the 2009 Château Marsyas Rouge Lebanon. Blended with a quartet of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 15% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine boasts intense aromas of ripened sweet black fruits such as cherry and blackcurrant. The rich palate is offset by hints of liquorice, cocoa and a touch of earth, all harmonised by a fresh acidic aftertaste and supple, fine-grained tannins. Pair it with a combination of hot mezze plates brimming with minted lamb, haloumi cheese and frog’s legs in tomato and coriander.    To find out more about Meejana, browse the updated wine list and explore the mouth-watering menu, go to: http://www.meejana.co.uk/

Montagu Place Hotel Extends VIP Media Invitations for August/September Refurbishment

A luxurious small boutique hotel in central London is currently extending invitations to journalists and bloggers desiring first-hand experience of one of the city’s most intriguing refurbishment projects by staying in newly-refurbished rooms. Nestled in the affluent and increasingly hip area of Marylebone, Montagu Place Hotel (http://www.montagu-place.co.uk/) is on the cusp of a makeover that will see it revamped with an up-to-the-minute aesthetic, which will nevertheless allow it to retain its famously homely feel. Thanks to its West End location, the hotel is a popular choice for both savvy holidaymakers and business travellers alike.    Ms Marta Wasilewska, General Manager of Montagu Place, said: “We’re excited to commence the refurbishment and can’t wait to show it off from the middle of August onwards. As rooms are reopened we’ll be offering selected media exclusive opportunities to spend the night in one of London’s most discreet small boutique hotels.” The hotel’s location in the heart of Marylebone puts it within walking distance of many of central London's prime attractions. From Oxford Street’s shops and the trendy Chiltern Firehouse to Regents Park, Baker Street and world-famous museums, it is perfectly situated for sightseers. The proximity to the city centre and easy train connections to The City also make it ideal for corporate visitors.  Throughout August and early September the property will receive a premises wide face-lift. While the current colour scheme is smart and neutral, interior designers have reimagined the hotel in a kaleidoscope of sophisticated shades. From deep heritage blues and sultry reds to rich earthy browns and hints of copper, the new-look Montagu Place will be intimate, stylish and utterly inviting. Rooms and suites will undergo complete visual overhauls. Currently featuring shades of grey with red and purple accents, the ‘Comfy’ quarters will be redecorated with a rich aubergine theme offset with hints of heather and dusky pink. In the ‘Fancy’ and ‘Swanky’ rooms the current orange themed palette will be replaced with contrasting deep neutrals and bold red accents. Both public areas and hotel rooms will be complemented with classically inspired furniture that’s both comfortable and stylish. Think elegant sofas, sleek black coffee tables, luscious leather armchairs and lampshades in soft, neutral colours. The makeover will see the hotel join the likes of other London institutions that have undergone refurbishments, including The Lanesborough near Hyde Park. The hotel will remain open throughout the refurbishment, with room releases staggered as they are completed. The first batch will be released in early August, followed by a second later in the month and a third in early September. Montagu Place Hotel is currently extending invitations to a limited number of journalists and bloggers to “break the ice” in the newly-released rooms as and when they become available. As well as complementary overnight stays for selected bloggers and journalists, the friendly Montagu Place team will also be hosting drinks in their intimate bar and lounge area, as well as private tours of the premises. This is a very exclusive opportunity to discover a true “hidden gem” boutique hotel hidden away in the heart of Marylebone. To celebrate the lead up to the refurbishment the hotel is currently running a Twitter contest (closing date: July 31st) to promote attractions in the local Marylebone area. To enter go to: https://twitter.com/montagulondon To find out more about Montagu Place Hotel and to make a reservation: http://www.montagu-place.co.uk/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MontaguHotel To secure a complimentary press coverage invitation, please get in touch via the press contact details below. Montagu Place has just 16 rooms (and a handful available during each release of the refurbishment) so the opportunity is a very exclusive one and will be available on a first come first served basis.

Residential Properties Slow on the LED Uptake

The LED lighting revolution that has been bubbling under the surface for years is starting to boil over, with the UK market for LED lighting expected to expand to £1bn by 2018 (according to Retail Week). However, despite this boom, the residential lighting sector has not quite taken to the idea of LED lighting as much as the commercial sector has. Despite the obvious benefits of cheaper electricity bills as well as more environmentally friendly lighting, or the falling prices of LED products over the last 12 months, homeowners have generally appeared reluctant to make the switch to LED. However, local Hull business LEDSave is starting to see a gradual uptake amongst savvy homeowners who are becoming more aware and educated about the benefits of making the change from the less efficient lighting options like incandescent and florescent lighting to efficient and long lasting LED. LEDSave’s website not only sells LED lighting, but also helps to raise the awareness of the benefits of LED lighting, highlighting to their customers the environmental benefits, the energy savings and the long-term money saving.   As residential owners become more environmentally aware, they are in turn starting to think long-term about their energy saving options. While an average LED bulb costs more than the alternatives, they last far longer. All their products have an approximate lifespan of 25 years, with each light paying for itself in terms of electricity bill savings within six months while using 90% less energy than a standard light bulb. David Segal, the managing director of LEDSave, said “With people now more aware than ever of the amount of money they are spending, the potential savings from LED lighting, as well as the positive environmental effects, are persuading more and more people to use LED bulbs to light their homes. We strongly believe that in the future, LED lighting will be the first choice for homeowners.” Currently, LEDSave is offering a ‘VAT Free’ deal, with 20% off all products to make their range even more affordable. Go to www.ledsave.co.uk and enter the discount code VATFREE at the checkout in order to save 20%. LEDSave has also recently opened a trade counter at their warehouse in Hull, offering very competitive prices. Register for a trade account (http://www.ledsave.co.uk/trade-account/) with LEDSave or visit their new trade counter at LEDSave, 3 Global Business Park, Hamburg Road, Hull, HU7 0AE or phone the team on 01482 820099.

GreenConcierge.co Launches, First Travel Lifestyle App offering Green Itineraries and Activities for London and Paris

LONDON, —GreenConcierge.co is launching an innovative one-stop shop travel application that allows travelers to identify green options for fun and hip activities in London, Paris and more.  From dinner to clubbing or site seeing, GreenConcierge.co provides curated travel excursions and On-Call chat support enabling travelers to explore a city in ways they may never had imagined. CEO Roderick Mason wants to disrupt how millennials live their lifestyle while traveling. “I’m excited to bring GreenConcierge.co to London and Paris – the two cities filled with incredible opportunities to find memorable experiences and own your Green Footprint.  Our team of urban trendsetters in food, music, the environment, and the arts help travelers stay on the cutting edge of what’s happening now with the touch of the button.  We call it guilt-free hedonism” Paris:  GreenConcierge.co users can choose hidden gems like vegan restaurant, Le Puits de Legumes, dance at the Xoxo Nightclub or learn what makes the Eifel Tower Green friendly. London:  Travelers can learn to cook sustainable dishes at a Super Club, ride a bike to at Tate Modern exhibit or enjoy a pub-crawl before a Chelsea match. PRIMARY FEATURES INCLUDE: · 24/7 live chat and voice support for your mobile device from our trained service representatives who provide assistance with creating personalized, eco-friendly itineraries that are easy and fun to create and explore. · Curated Travel Templates for short day trips or extended adventures templates helps eliminate time the consuming logistics of finding activities, purchasing tickets and getting from point A, B and C. · Be spontaneous by using GreenConcierge.co to fill the gap between in-the-moment green travel planning and the traditional, personalized attention of a hotel concierge. · Use Google maps to track your progress, pinpoint eco-friendly landmarks, and get directions to hotspots, such as: Times Square, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower. · Own your Green Footprint by leveraging GreenConcierge.co features, such as the many tours templates to facilitate impromptu and adventitious experiences that help provide insight into how everyday choices impact local environments. Every little bit counts! Even a tiny push in a positive direction can change the world. · Share your experiences with friends and family.  By linking GreenConcierge.co to social networks and posting photos, maps, and descriptions of personalized urban adventures, users can spread the joy and passion of green living today! Why does the world need GreenConcierge.co? With plenty of doom and gloom out there in the world–such as global warming, water shortages, the decline of bee populations—it’s easy to be overwhelmed by these truths, to believe that it's too late to make a difference, but there is still hope. Staying informed is the first step in overcoming today's information overload and making a difference. With the advent of social media platforms and collective participation, there’s no longer a need to wait for large companies or local governments to enact green reform—consumers can make it happen now by making smarter, more informed choices today. Reimagining a community as a green living space is the first step to making it happen, and it’s all part of what we call the Participation Network—an action based green living platform designed to build awareness through social interactions. All it takes is a little push in the right direction, which where GreenConcierge.co comes in. It’s the first lifestyle-focused Smartphone app of its kind that helps you plan a great vacation while learning—and living—in a sustainable and environmentally—conscious fashion. There’s no need to constantly update the app, just purchase a curated tour, login, talk to a Green Guru and you’re ready to go. GreenConcierge.co is part of a fast-growing travel sector of urban eco-tourism, which allows users access to updates on local green development and before and after photos of those projects at work in your favorite destinations. Users can chat live 24/7 with an expert travel guide and personalize each journey at the simple push of a button. Get the answers you need in order to be spontaneous, to understand the green impact, and create your own eco-friendly travel goals. You can then track progress in real time and record every moment of your unique journey. “We understand that ‘owning’ your own Green Footprint is sometimes a matter of being given the right direction,” said Roderick Mason, CEO at Collabori, the creators of GreenConcierge.co. “Whether you’re out exploring a new place or just learning something new about the planet that we all share, your interest and sustainable efforts are the drive behind our creation of GreenConcierge.co.” Download at Google Play - GreenConcierge.co (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greenconcierge) or sign up today, at  GreenConcierge.co and learn how you can start living greener in less than ten minutes. 


Vélobici has launched a new line of high performance roadwear to coincide with the summer’s hottest tournament on two wheels. As the Tour de France gets underway, Vélobici has launched a new premium men’s collection that promises to help take your cycling and style up a gear. The roadwear specialist’s new Van-Abel range has been carefully designed and tested to offer wearers numerous benefits. Moisture management technology offers exceptional wicking, while garments also dry quickly, are windproof and provide protection against UVA and UVB rays. Plus, this durable range promises to stay soft ride after ride, wash after wash. The Van-Abel short sleeve jersey is ideal for summer cycling thanks to its luxurious feel, effortless fit and high performance. This full length zip top with chin guard has been specially designed to offer riders everything they want in a jersey, from the choice of fabric to the fit, while also featuring five pockets, including that are two waterproof and zipped. The Van-Abel jersey benefits from a standard race fit, but speeds ahead in the quality stakes. The lightweight feel is all thanks to the Vélobici Pro-VR1 fabric, a luxurious meryl/lycra mix, and seamless silicone gripper, as featured on the sleeve cuffs and hem. Available in black with reflective red piping to the top pocket, sleeves and hem, and reflective chest badge. Priced at £145. Here at Vélobici, we know that being happy in the saddle mostly comes down to the shorts you wear, so it has designed a pair to offer maximum breathability and maximum comfort. The Van Abel shorts feature the Vélobici antibacterial airmesh pad, which provides the ultimate in breathability thanks to foam carving technology. Its ‘wave body contour’ technology gives the pad unrivalled comfort, however long you stay in the saddle. These bib shorts are made from bioceramic fabric, which is both super soft and provides better oxygenation and freshness by increasing the flow of blood and reducing the negative effects caused by intense exertion. These shorts are available in black, with red silicone leg grippers and rosso red detail to the radio pocket binding, and feature a Vélobici logo knitted into the jacquard of the fabric in the side panels and above the seat. Priced at £140. Alternatively, pick up the short sleeve jersey and bib shorts as a set for £240. The Van-Abel range is 100% designed and manufactured in England, with Vélobici’s VB/Pro - VR1 fabric produced in Nottingham and the garments made in Leicestershire. Vélobici is a premium cyclewear specialist based in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. The company uses premium performance fabrics, which are rigorously tested and made by experienced professionals using the latest technology. To find out more about available collections or to shop online please visit www.velobici.cc. For our latest news check out @velobici_cc or www.facebook.com/velobici.

Brain activity can explain the causes of prejudice

People are good at putting people and items into categories. From an evolutionary perspective, it has always been advantageous to be able to quickly determine if something is a danger or an asset. This can however be a problem today since it can lead to unfounded biases. Psychologists use the terms ingroup and outgroup to differentiate between the group you belong to versus all other groups.Scientists have previously shown that we acquire and express fear differently based on the racial identity of a person we learn something about. However, the brain mechanism of these biases has not been studied previously.“Based on what we already know about fear learning, we expected differential brain responses to racial ingroups and outgroups” says Tanaz Molapour, doctoral student at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, and lead author of the study. “As expected, our results show that there are differences in brain activity after aversive experiences, depending on whether the experience was associated with the ingroup or outgroup.”In the study, 20 white participants were presented with images of two black and two white faces each. One face of each racial group was paired with a mildly unpleasant electrical stimulation, representing an aversive experience. Next, participants watched all the faces again without any shocks being administered, so that the participants learned that the faces were safe. Two days later, the participants took part in a social interactive ball-tossing task, with images of faces of new black and white individuals.Learning responses were measured through physiological arousal, brain responses and behaviour. The researchers found two brain areas in particular, the amygdala and the anterior insula, that played key roles in differentiating between ingroup and outgroup faces. The results show that some of the participants had exaggerated memories of aversive experiences associated with outgroup faces. The brain responses predicted later expressions of discriminatory behaviour towards new outgroup members.According to Associate Professor Andreas Olsson, the principle investigator behind the study, these findings may help us to better understand the brain mechanisms by which small biases based on an aversive experience with a member of another social or ethnic group may turn into a xenophobic response.This study was funded by the Swedish Research Council and the European Research Council.Publication: “Neural correlates of biased social fear learning and interaction in an intergroup context” (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811915006242), Tanaz Molapour, Armita Golkar, Carlos David Navarrete, Jan Haaker, Andreas Olsson, NeuroImage, online 10 July 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.015For more information, please contact:Tanaz Molapour, Doctoral StudentDepartment of Clinical NeurosciencePhone: +46 8 524 836 06, (cell) +46 73 588 29 24E-mail: tanaz.molapour@ki.se Andreas Olsson, Associate ProfessorDepartment of Clinical NeurosciencePhone: +46 8 524 824 59, (cell) +46 70 744 60 91E-mail: andreas.olsson@ki.se   More about Andreas Olsson’s research group: http://www.emotionlab.se/

Online Estate Agent I Am The Agent Streets Ahead at Five Year Landmark

The online estate agency, I Am The Agent has confirmed it is streets ahead as it celebrates its landmark fifth anniversary this month. Founded by former investment banker, Rebecca Peach the London-based agency has posted its highest ever number of listings to coincide with its half a decade in business, reaching almost 7,000 properties across its sales and rental divisions in this record year. With five years under its belt, the agency has also started to create a name for itself as the go-to source for those who want to be in the know about private property rentals and sales. It has accumulated more than 5000 social followers and is set to ramp up its social content creation with a brand new strategy to inform, educate and engage at a white hot pace. Ms Peach said, “We’re really proud of how far we have come in the last five years with no outside investment at all. I Am The Agent was born in the middle of a property market crisis but, ironically this has helped us to grow at such a staggering rate as more and more landlords and owners looked for a cheaper and more cost effective way to market their property. “With almost 7,000 properties nationally and overseas both our online estate agency and central-London books, it’s fitting that we are busier than ever moving into our sixth year. We have expanded our operations with more staff and have ambitious plans in place to push our social media and communications with clients up to an even higher gear.” I Am The Agent was one of the first to pioneer online estate agent and online letting agent services. It now offers a self-service ‘let your pad for £99’ package and a fixed fee sales package for £299. It saves clients thousands of pounds on typical estate agent commission charges by empowering the vendor or landlord to list their property and market it to potential buyers or tenants in just five minutes. The process is quick and easy and backed by a team of experienced letting and estate agents in a convenient central London office. For 2013-14, the UK’s landlords saved a total of £3,264,000 on traditional estate agency fees with I Am The Agent’s fixed fee, no commission policy.  In the same period, those selling a house with I Am The Agent saved almost £1 million in commission charges. On average, a typical vendor will save around £4500 on estate agents fees with landlords saving an average of £1500 per let. The agency plans to up these savings in future with new packages and other value-add options for clients. As a predominantly online service, the agency has also invested heavily in technology over the course of the last five years, giving it one of the fastest listings processors in the industry and a market-leading client interface. To find out more visit www.iamtheagent.com

Latest Trends and Fab New Products from White Tree Fabrics

Welcome to Sewers Nirvana! If you’re a keen sewer and you haven’t heard of White Tree Fabrics (http://www.whitetreefabrics.com/), then reading this update might be a few minutes well spent!  White Tree Fabrics offers one of the UK’s largest collections of fabrics and haberdashery accessories online, featuring an extensive blogging community offering top tips and fantastic inspirations, along with popular brands for sale like Liberty Art, Gutterman Creative, Tilda and much more. The White Tree Fabrics online store is a hive of regular activity and has recently added 90 new products (http://www.whitetreefabrics.com/new-products?limit=all) to the website just in the last month alone.  Lisa Washington, a keen sewing enthusiast and marketing manager at the business says; “There’s so much going on in the haberdashery world this year, we are busy listing our latest line-up of stunning new colours for the autumn/winter collection and we’ve added over 90 new products to the website recently, with many of our new printed cotton ranges and new Liberty designs flying off the shelves.” Lisa continues, “We are also very excited to announce we are branching out into accessories and jewellery!  Our sewing community will be delighted with these beautiful additions that will help add some sparkly and flair to their creations.” Here’s a round-up of White Tree Fabrics fab new products in stock and available to buy now. · Some hard to find US brands sewing patterns from the likes of Sew Liberated, Sew Caroline and Liesl & Co. have been added in July are already selling very strongly. · New printed cotton ranges from Art Gallery Fabrics & Cloud9 Organic cotton. · Gorgeous new Liberty designs from their summer florals collection including Phoebe & Mae online now. · White Tree are working with a  UK brand called Sew Over it (http://www.whitetreefabrics.com/news/soi-kits/) who offer sewing patterns but also some really innovative kits. Available at  introductory prices (http://www.whitetreefabrics.com/sewing-patterns/sew-over-it-pattern-kits.html) for a limited time. · Elegant plain cottons (http://www.whitetreefabrics.com/fabric/plain-cotton-fabric.html) have been added to the range too. · Add some sparkly embellishments from the new accessories/jewellery category.First additions include faux-suede diamante trim. (http://www.whitetreefabrics.com/faux-suede-diamante-trim.htm) With five star reviews on Trust Pilot, orders processed in 24 hours and fast next day delivery available, White Tree Fabrics also offer a free swatch sample service so customers can try before they buy. To view the full fabric range available at their new online store visit www.whitetreefabrics.com.

Contemporary artist begins live art project on steps of historic Edinburgh building

To coincide with this year’s festival season, David will paint a 7 x 3.5m mural on to hoardings at the entrance to 42 St Andrew Square. Situated at the gateway to The Registers, a regeneration project planned for the south east corner of Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square, the painting will evolve live and in situ, whatever the weather and in full view of residents, commuters and visitors. Once complete, it will be installed in the dramatic double height glass lobby of the new office building planned as part of the regeneration of the area that aims to revitalise and pedestrianise part of West Register Street. Here, it will be permanently on public display. Commissioned by the Chris Stewart Group (CSG), it is intended that this will be the first in an ongoing series of art installations in The Registers. David, who was given his first major solo exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy in 2007, is the founder and creative director of the Hidden Door arts festival, which turns abandoned or hidden places in Edinburgh into temporary arts venues. The Registers commission is the first live art project of its kind and for this David intends to paint a single standing figure, surrounded by the grand space of the building, referencing the stairwell and main hall of the beautiful, historic interiors, as they dissolve and transform into a different, more evocative and timeless space.   The project gets underway on Thursday 23 July 2015 and will last approximately three weeks. The painting will remain in place until the autumn to coincide with David’s next exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery in early November. Commenting on the project, David said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to create such a large scale painting at so prominent a site in the city centre. It will be a really interesting few weeks to see how the work progresses and to gauge the public’s reaction – to the painting itself, but also to the fact that I’m going to be there from morning till evening creating the piece in situ.  “I’m not approaching it like a graffiti artist, or mural artist, but just as I would my normal paintings on canvas, and so it will go through stages of evolution – and may look quite strange for a while as I build the layers up with colour and collage material, such as old maps which create the surface interest of the painting. “I don’t think Edinburgh has ever really seen this approach to live painting in public before – not on this scale, anyway.  “I have a real sense of how the painting is going to look, taking inspiration from the amazing atrium and banking hall inside the building – but even I don’t know exactly how it’s going to turn out. It will have to take on a life of its own through the process of painting for it to be any good! It is exciting to think of it having a home inside this fantastic new building once CSG has completed its planned regeneration of The Registers.” Chris Stewart, CEO of the Chris Stewart Group, comments on the commission of the art installation: “We always look to add another dimension to our projects and The Registers is no different; once completed, it will be a bright, vibrant and lively area in the centre of Edinburgh. In the meantime and while we progress through the planning process, we hope to add some colour and intrigue to the area. “By inviting David to create a contemporary piece of art on the steps of 42 St Andrew Square, we intend for the area around West Register Street and Register Place to be recognised for its art installations as well as becoming a thriving commercial and leisure destination. It is hoped that with the planned regeneration, we will be able to showcase different artists’ works throughout the public realm for all to view and enjoy.”  Chris added: “I am looking forward to David getting started on site – we’ve been discussing this project for a number of months now and I’m intrigued see the finished piece. It will be fascinating to watch it evolve day by day over the next few weeks.” Updates on the project can be found on Facebook and Twitter www.facebook.com/pages/David-Martin/201689596536974?fref=ts www.facebook.com/hiddendoor #liveartattheregisters @ChrisStewartGrp @IndigoScotland @hiddendoorarts Notes to Editors The Registers Plans submitted to Edinburgh City Council for The Registers propose a redevelopment of a complex of buildings in a neglected warren of lanes to create a vibrant and complementary mix of new offices, hotel, residential / serviced apartments, retail units and restaurants, which are expected to bring nearly 750 jobs to the city centre and an economic boost of £71.4m (GVA) per year, alongside a ‘heritage gain’ for the area. As part of the plans, two key historic buildings currently on the ‘at risk’ register will be restored, giving new life to one of the most important art deco banking halls as a restaurant at the neo-classical 42 St Andrew Square and reinstating a former warehouse at 28 West Register Street into active commercial use while preserving its remarkable Venetian Gothic façade. Buildings along part of West Register Street, including an empty 1960s office block and a derelict 1850s Victorian tenement will make way for much needed high quality Grade A office accommodation, designed to attract new businesses to the city and essential to the rejuvenation of the area which forms an important gateway to the new St James development. The Edinburgh-based property investment and development company, the Chris Stewart Group (CSG), which delivered the transformation around Advocate’s Close in the Old Town, owns the Registers site and is behind its regeneration. David Martin David Martin is from Tayport, Fife and now lives and works in Edinburgh. He initially studied physics and astronomy at Glasgow University, but during his studies had a radical change of mind and enrolled on the MA Fine Art degree at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2000 with First Class Honours. After graduating, he mainly painted portraits, and by 2005 had exhibited widely, including in the BP Portrait Award. His major breakthrough came when he was awarded the Alastair Salvesen Travel Scholarship in 2006, culminating in a critically acclaimed solo exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy in 2007 based on his 5-month journey through the Middle East. Subsequently, Martin has embarked on several travel-based projects to locations such as holy sites in Ethiopia and garment factories in Bangladesh. He has built up a reputation as a teacher of painting, and is now Head of the Foundation Course at Leith School of Art, and is on the council of Visual Arts Scotland. In 2014 David set up the Hidden Door Festival, a not for profit arts festival that takes place in abandoned or hidden places in Edinburgh. The ‘underground’ arts festival has now run successfully for two years and David oversees the whole project, with a special emphasis on the content and programme. For further information please call Elizabeth Lambley, Indigo, 0131 554 1230 22 July 2015 


National vehicle hire business SHB Hire has selected ATS Euromaster as its tyre service supplier. Skilled technicians from ATS Euromaster will now be responsible for supplying, fitting, monitoring and servicing tyres across SHB’s fleet of 14,000 vehicles. The extensive selection comprises of 4x4s, LCVs, specialist HGVs such as traffic management vehicles and a range of more specialist options such as ATVs, variable message sign trailers and vintage Land Rovers dating back to the 1940s – all of which will be supported by ATS Euromaster. SHB’s Commercial Director, Nicky Simpson, says: “We cover the entire country and our customers need a tyre partner that has the capacity and capability to reach them, wherever they are. ATS Euromaster fulfils that criteria and will ensure our customers get the very best out of their vehicles. With its network of centres and mobile service vehicles, it is easy for us to access expert assistance.” ATS Euromaster will fit tyres according to SHB’s tyre policy as well as to SHB Hire customer preference if required. ATS Euromaster will also conduct extensive reporting and tyre husbandry to ensure SHB Hire gets the maximum life from its tyres, while customers enjoy the benefits of greater safety and fuel efficiency. Simpson says: “The level of care ATS Euromaster puts into reporting was another reason for selecting them as our tyre partner. We have an option of weekly or monthly reports according to preference, while the preventative maintenance that is carried out as a result of regular inspections keeps operating costs low and helps ensure we remain the popular and competitive choice for vehicle hire.” SHB Hire customers can access ATS Euromaster’s roadside rapid response service simply by calling the SHB Hire customer care line or by using the customer portal. Servicing will be provided across the country, with ATS Euromaster also providing roadside rapid response for tyre-related breakdowns to SHB Hire’s customers as and when required to support periods of high demand. ends About ATS Euromaster Birmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd (http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/), part of the Euromaster Group (http://www.euromaster.com/), was established in 1965 and operates approximately 345 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor (http://www.safecontractor.com/) and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (http://www.chas.co.uk/) (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant (http://www.royalwarrant.org/) as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence (http://www.vanexcellence.co.uk/) programme. For further information visit: http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/business Note to editor: For press information visit ATS Euromaster’s online newsroom (http://news.cision.com/ats-euromaster) or contact James Boley or James Keeler on 020 8647 4467, or by email to james.boley@garnettkeeler.com / james.keeler@garnettkeeler.com. ATS/609/15

Notice of stabilisation - over‑allotment option not exercised

http://www.nobina.com/en/Nobina/Investor-Relations-en/Public-Offering/Listing-at-Nasdaq-Stockholm/ For further information, please contact: Stina Thorman, Acting Head of Investor Relations, NobinaTelephone:        +46 8 410 650 71E-mail:              stina.thorman@nobina.com About Nobina Nobina is the largest and most experienced public bus transport service provider in the Nordic region. The Company’s expertise in prospecting, tendering and active management of public bus transport contracts in combination with long-term delivery quality makes Nobina an industry leader in terms of profitability, development and initiatives that promote a healthier industry. Every day, Nobina ensures that more than one million people arrive at work, school or other activities by delivering contracted public bus transport services in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. In addition, Nobina offers express bus services under the Swebus brand in the Swedish market. The Company has approximately 7,600 full-time equivalent employees and is headquartered in Stockholm. For more information, visit: www.nobina.com. Nobina AB (publ) 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 2 p.m. CET on 22 July 2015. This announcement is not and does not form part of any offer for sale of securities. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent to the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws. The Company does not intend to register any part of the Offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States. Any offering of the securities referred to in this announcement has been made by means of a prospectus. This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”). Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus. In any EEA Member State, other than Sweden, that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons in the United Kingdom that are (i) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”) or (ii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom this announcement may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This communication must not be acted on or relied upon by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “will,” “may,” "continue," “should” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although Nobina believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors, which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.


SAN FRANCISCO (July 22, 2015) — Who doesn’t love a free hotel breakfast? It’s travelers’ favorite (http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2015/06/24/is-free-wi-fi-or-free-breakfast-the-top-hotel-perk.html) free amenity, but it may be harder to come by than many think. A new study from travel website Hipmunk (http://www.hipmunk.com) examined amenities data for the hotels in its database and found that only 14 percent of hotels globally offer the morning meal for free. Although overall the global free breakfast numbers are low, certain countries are a safer bet for travelers who like to squeeze in a complimentary breakfast before a day of sightseeing. 43 percent of U.S. hotels offer the perk and 32 percent of hotels in Tanzania do as well. Get ready for café con leche: five out of the top ten free breakfast-serving countries are in Latin America. The only top-ten country in Europe is Sweden. Countrieswith thehighest %of hotelsprovidingfreebreakfast Rank Country % Free Breakfast1 United States 43%2 Tanzania 32%3 Honduras 30%4 Peru 29%5 Sweden (https://www.hipmunk.com/ 29% Hotels-in-Stockholm-Sweden)6 Tunisia 28%7 Bolivia 27%8 Cambodia 25%9 Colombia (https://www.hipmunk.co 24% m/Hotels-in-Cartagena-Colombia)10 Uruguay 24% Travelers wanting to get the most bang for their hotel buck will be pleasantly surprised that U.S. budget hotels are most generous. Free flapjacks flow at more than 50 percent of U.S. two-star hotels, but the free offerings disappear as hotel star ratings increase. Only 10 percent of four-star hotels and a mere 5 percent of five-star hotels in the U.S. offer free breakfast. On the contrary, when traveling outside the U.S., whether staying at a two-star or a five-star hotel, the chance of encountering the amenity is about the same (roughly 20 percent). For more details on hotels and free breakfast, visit the Hipmunk blog (http://blog.hipmunk.com/america-tops-hipmunks-hotels-with-free-breakfast-index/). To learn more about Hipmunk or book your next trip, visit www.hipmunk.com, or download the mobile app for free from the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hipmunk-hotel-flight-search/id419950680) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hipmunk.android). MethodologyOn behalf of Hipmunk, Priceonomics (http://www.priceonomics.com) analyzed hotel amenities data for more than 500,000 hotels available globally on Hipmunk. In conjunction with the vast number of vacation rental properties on the site, Hipmunk offers more than 1.3 million accommodation options 

Linguistica Launches South Coast Based Recruitment Site

In a bid to meet its ever growing client base’s needs, UK translation agency Linguistica International has launched an in-house recruitment site. Developed to help jobseekers and employers find, advertise and apply for multilingual roles, South Coast based Linguistica Recruitment (http://linguistica-recruitment.com/) is part of the company’s commitment to offering clients superlative linguistics services across the globe. For over 16 years Linguistica International has been delivering word perfect mother tongue translation services to businesses wanting to arm themselves with a global edge. Now, the company has launched a purpose built solution designed to place qualified, mother tongue linguists on-site in permanent roles. Globalisation is rapidly sweeping the world and the demand for talented linguists has never been greater. Breaking down language barriers is the key to conquering global economies, and businesses that fail to realise this will be left behind. Corporate recruiters often struggle to cater for the niche multilingual market which is where Linguistica’s new recruitment service comes in. Already, the foreign language careers specialist has placed hundreds of professional linguists in positions across England’s South Coast. There’s more than enough talent out there to fill the positions, and Linguistica Recruitment helps employers pinpoint the crème de la crème of the applicant pool. Using a tried and tested online process, the recruitment team screens high calibre candidates and selects optimal roles based on individual skills and experience. Every placed candidate undergoes written and oral tests to ensure absolute fluency, as well as an in-depth reference check. This meticulous interview process conducted by professional linguists allows employers to recruit with confidence. For businesses, the result is a curated workforce that speaks the language of their customers. The company makes the recruitment process easy with its dedicated team of HR experts. Employers in search of high quality candidates simply get in touch to discuss requirements, budgets and other details. The team will then scour the existing database of experienced linguists and actively recruit for each individual role. Carrie Wilson, director said, “The inability to communicate effectively with customers will categorically impact a business’s bottom line. Linguistica Recruitment has been developed to help businesses arm themselves with a global edge, while simultaneously offering professional linguists a place to actively seek out and apply for roles.”   Professional linguists on the hunt for exciting new career opportunities can use the platform to browse job listings and submit applications. Once received, a member of the HR team will be in touch to discuss suitability. As part of the agency’s commitment to ongoing excellence, candidates also enjoy ongoing support and assistance throughout the search.  Currently Linguistica Recruitment is advertising a diverse range of permanent and contract roles in a variety of foreign language careers. From marketing, project management and IT to customer services, administration and HR, employment opportunities are dynamic. Live positions include Multilingual Customer Service Professionals based in Hampshire, Polish Speaking Customer Service Personal based in Portsmouth and an Italian Business Information Manager based in Surrey. The agency works with a myriad of top companies located in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Dorset. To find out more about Linguistica Recruitment, go to: www.linguistica-recruitment.com  To find out more about Linguistica International, go to: www.linguistica-international.com

Loomis AB publicerar delårsrapport fredagen den 31 juli 2015

Kl 08:00 - Rapporten offentliggörs Rapporten skickas som pressmeddelande via Cision (www.cision.se) och publiceras automatiskt på www.loomis.com efter offentliggörande. Kl 08:30 - Presentationsbilder tillgängliga För presentationsbilder, följ länken www.loomis.com/Investerare/Rapporterochpresentationer (http://loomis.com/sv/Investerare/Rapporter-amp-presentationer/2015/) Kl 09:30 - Informationsmöte startar Loomis vd och koncernchef Jarl Dahlfors presenterar rapporten samt svarar på frågor. Plats: Sveavägen 20 plan 2, Stockholm. Ingen föranmälan. För att följa informationsmötet via telefon (och ställa frågor), vänligen ring 08-505 201 10, +44 (0)207 1620 077 eller +1 334 323 62 01. För att följa webbsändningen av informationsmötet, följ denna länk (http://media.fronto.com/cloud/loomis/150731/). Länken finns också på vår hemsida, www.loomis.com/Investerare/Rapporterochpresentationer (http://loomis.com/sv/Investerare/Rapporter-amp-presentationer/2015/) Inspelade versioner En inspelad version av webbsändningen kommer att publiceras på www.loomis.com/Investerare/Rapporterochpresentationer (http://loomis.com/sv/Investerare/Rapporter-amp-presentationer/2015/) efter informationsmötet och en telefoninspelad version av informationsmötet kommer att finnas tillgänglig fram till midnatt den 14 augusti 2015 på telefonnummer 08-505 203 33, +44 (0) 20 7031 4064 och +1 954 334 0342, kod: 953795. Prenumerera på pressmeddelanden och finansiell information För att prenumerera på pressmeddelanden och finansiella rapporter från Loomis, följ länken www.loomis.com/Investerare/Rapporterochpresentationer (http://loomis.com/sv/Investerare/Rapporter-amp-presentationer/2015/) och följ instruktionerna. 2015-07-22

Top Corporations Recognized for IT Sustainability Efforts

Sims Recycling Solutions, a leading provider of global IT asset disposition (http://simsrecycling.com/?utm_source=press%20release&utm_medium=cisionwire&utm_content=itad%20award&utm_campaign=Press%20Release%20-%20July%202015) (ITAD) services recognized client’s IT sustainability efforts by presenting them with an “ITAD” award. This group of clients received an engraved glass award which represents their notable efforts to securely and responsibly dispose of their IT and electronic equipment. Those acknowledged were selected based on quantities (units/volumes) of their IT assets that were received at a Sims Recycling Solutions facility over the previous year. These clients dedicate significant corporate resources to ensure proper methods for IT asset disposition and recycling are in place. This level of investment creates jobs, conserves natural resources and reduces carbon emissions. “We work with so many great companies who are all trying to take appropriate measures to ensure their retired IT and electronic equipment is being managed appropriately,” stated Sean Magann, vice president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “However, Sims wanted to recognize a select group of clients who have the responsibility of managing such large quantities of storage media and IT equipment it really takes our services to a new level. We are happy we can accommodate all of our clients’ local and global requirements with our industry-leading standards.”  This is the third consecutive year Sims acknowledged companies with an award, a personalized letter and a certificate of sustainability that demonstrated how their commitment to electronics recycling benefits the economy and environment. Company names are not provided in the best interest of their corporate data security.  


Cosham Plant Hire has added a new Andover Trailers plant body to its fleet, mounted to a 32 tonne Volvo FM420 8x2 rear-steer rigid truck. The vehicle features a bespoke plant body with beavertail, incorporating Andover Trailers’ pioneering hydraulic fold forward power toe ramps which improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and fuel consumption. Cosham Plant Hire was founded by Mick and Nora Gaffney in 1974 and is one of the largest plant hire operators in the south of England. Based in Havant, Hampshire the company has a fleet of more than 100 machines ranging in size from 0.8 tonne micro diggers to 25 tonne excavators and includes compressors, dumpers and rollers. Cosham Plant Hire’s Transport Manager Ken Newell says: “Our previous vehicle had come up for renewal and we had seen a similar vehicle, built by Andover Trailers, being used by another company. The truck was exactly what we were looking for and we decided to order one ourselves.” The new plant body comes equipped with a host of features specific to the needs of Cosham Plant Hire. These include six pairs of lashing points which allow for the numerous types of plant to be safely and securely transported, plus an electric winch which can be operated by remote or radio control, ensuring safe and controlled loading and unloading of plant and equipment. Safety features include red LED lights set into the floor to illuminate the edge of the vehicle to assist when loading at night as well as amber strobes positioned between the ramps to maximise visibility even when the ramps are in use. Additionally, the vehicle features hydraulic steady legs and a sturdy toolbox for neat stowage of essential tools and straps. As with the majority of Andover Trailers’ plant bodies the deck height is a significant five inches lower than a regular plant body which allows for lower ramp and beavertail approach angles, making loading and unloading machinery easier. “We needed a vehicle which performed well under a range of conditions as it will be used for general access to different types of sites when delivering plant equipment to our customers. With site access becoming tighter and more restricted we needed a reliable and manoeuvrable vehicle and our new plant body ticks all the boxes.” All Andover Trailers plant bodies are precision-built to each customer’s exact requirements, and to best suit the host truck chassis. They have a reputation for sturdiness and longevity, helping to ensure a strong residual value when sold onto the second-hand market in years to come. Cosham Plant Hire plan to keep the vehicle in operation for between six and eight years. ends For information on the heavy haulage and specialist transport solutions provided by Andover Trailers, contact Andover Trailers Ltd, Unit 75, Columbus Way, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NP. Tel: 01264 358 944 or e-mail: sales@andovertrailers.co.uk   Website: www.andovertrailers.co.uk Note to editor: For further press information please contact James Keeler on 020 8647 4467. AT/382/15


Ardian, the independent private investment company, today announces the acquisition of the Exclusive Synthesis (ES) and Maleic Anhydride Intermediates & Specialties (IM) business activities, based in Linz, Austria, of DPx Holdings B.V. The parties have agreed not to disclose details of the transaction. The completion of the transaction is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. ES and IM are leading European chemical manufacturers in their respective market segments and have a 75-year tradition of translating the latest research results into scalable intermediates and end products. In the context of custom synthesis, ES develops and produces chemical intermediate products for agriculture and other industries. IM produces maleic anhydride, a large number of intermediates, derivatives and esters. With a longstanding and broad customer base, ES and IM generated combined sales of around €200 million for the 2014 financial year and have around 390 employees. With the support of Ardian, the management of ES and IM plans to significantly strengthen its market position. Ardian’s Mid Cap Buyout Team has extensive experience in the chemicals sector from previous and current investments in companies such as CABB, Novacap, Italmatch and Eliokem. This investment will focus on expanding the product portfolio through organic growth – building on the strength of existing and new customer relations – as well as through targeted strategic acquisitions. The company will also seek to realize its international growth potential by further expanding into new markets. Wolfgang Hillisch, current Managing Director of ES and IM and designated CEO, said: “With numerous investments in the chemicals industry, the Ardian team has demonstrated its familiarity with this area. We are pleased to have found an experienced and dependable partner in Ardian, as they will support the systematic development of our activities and the implementation of our growth plans.” Wolfgang Pietzsch, Managing Director in the German Mid Cap Buyout Team at Ardian, added: “ES and IM already hold a leading position in the growing markets for fine and agricultural chemicals. Together with the experienced and strong management team, we foresee great potential for the business to develop as an independent group through internationalization and expansion of the product portfolio, targeted acquisitions and by providing crucial momentum for the further growth of the company.” “We are pleased to have identified a buyer for the ES and IM operations of our business in Linz that is committed to growing the operations,” said Lukas Utiger, president, DPx Fine Chemicals which is owned by DPx Holdings. “We are confident that with the support of Ardian, ES and IM will continue to provide first-class service and support to its customers while we focus our energies and efforts on growing our end-to-end pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services.” ADVISORS TO THE TRANSACTION Ardian Team: Legal: Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Binder Groesswang Commercial: Arthur D. Little Financial: Ernst & Young Tax: Ernst & Young Carve out: Ernst & Young Insurance: Willis Environmental: Golder Associates Operational: ChemAdvice DPx Holding B.V.: M&A: Rothschild Legal: Schoenherr Hill Smith King & Wood Financial: Deloitte


Made in Great Britain, Panasonic’s new line of Aquarea tanks have been designed and developed with the UK’s growing heat pump market in mind.  Marc Diaz, Country Manager for Panasonic Heating & Cooling comments, “Complying with all relevant regulations, this new line of Aquarea tanks can be considered the highest quality and most robust cylinders on the UK market, whilst homeowners are protected by Panasonic’s 25 year manufacturer guarantee.” As with all Aquarea cylinders, Panasonic’s new tanks are supplied with compression fittings and locating bosses, enabling a quick and simple on-site installation process. The systems are complete with a G3 kit, temperature sensor, 3-way valve, 90° draw-off elbow and lift up pressure relief valve, to make for the ultimate ease of install. To ensure performance and restrict energy losses to a minimum, Panasonic’s new tanks have been specially designed to avoid pressure loss whilst simultaneously maximising the heat exchange surface area. This is achieved by incorporating a multi-pass corrugated stainless steel tube into the unit. The corrugated tubing provides a 20% faster recovery time than the tanks featuring plain tubing. The cylinders are solar ready with a twin coil fitted to improve their efficiency further. Considering size restrictions and the varied requirements of Britain’s modern homes, as part of Panasonic’s new line of tanks, a slim-line version is now available. With the body of the unit just 475mm in diameter, these tanks are perfect for use within the social housing sector where space is often at a premium. For more information on Panasonic’s Aquarea range of tanks, please visit www.aircon.panasonic.eu.

Big Data Market Set to Grow 600% by 2019

Big Data is now becoming normal and accepted in the enterprise, largely because of two factors: 1. The Internet of Things (IoT) means that every electronic device is becoming connected. Even light bulbs can now be assigned an IP address so you can connect them to a home control system. All these connected items generate vast amounts of data… 2. Consumer behaviour and their relationship to brands has been entirely reversed in the past five years, from brands offering a way to get in touch to consumers defining exactly how they want to review or criticise products. Now brands need to seek out comment and to engage wherever the customers are located. There are many more factors, but I believe that these two broad changes are responsible for creating enormous amounts of data – amounts that seemed unfeasible a decade ago. The industry analysts support this view. Ovum recently announced their own research, which indicates that from now until 2019 they predict that the Big Data market will grow 50% each year. Compounded annually this means that by 2019, the market for Big Data software and expertise will be six times bigger than it is now. Six times. That’s a lot of market growth. The Ovum Big Data Practice Leader, and co-author of the report, Tom Pringle, said: “The experimental era of big data is coming to an end, organizations are formalizing their use of big data technology to realize the business value they expect to find.” The important factor to note here is that Ovum is suggesting that the time for experimenting with Big Data is over. Many companies have tried it, toyed with open source software and systems, and experimented with the insights they can gain from Big Data analysis, but it is now proven that many companies need these insights. The time has come to call in the experts. http://www.firstpost.com/business/big-data-software-market-grow-sixfold-2019-2332586.html

Kick start your start-up with Geovation

The Geovation Programme offers a unique opportunity for developers, innovators and entrepreneurs with bright ideas to be guided through an innovation process that focuses on developing the idea through product creation and commercial realisation, all the while being paid a wage of up to £20,000. The altruistic programme, which runs out of Ordnance Survey’s recently opened Geovation Hub, is believed to be the first of its kind in Great Britain. Geovation Hub manager, Alex Wrottesley, has had his own successes (and failures) running start-ups, from launching Real Madrid’s brand in Asia to building an ambitious 3D city platform of London. He says: “There are many people out there who have really good business ideas, but who have to give up their evenings and weekends to pursue them, because of the very real need to earn a wage. This means ideas progress at a slower rate or are lost altogether, which constitutes a disappointing loss to the economy. “The Geovation Programme levels the playing field for those who cannot afford to take time off to pursue their ideas. It offers anyone with the right idea, commitment and passion to take the time needed to make their idea a commercial reality. Through it they can earn up to £20,000 in exchange for a minimum of 20 hours a week at the hub dedicated to working on their idea. If they need to top up their income they can take on extra work without it inconveniencing their goals. “In addition to funding we provide a full curriculum of innovation modules to help our participants develop their ideas. Whether they need access to experts from Ordnance Survey and the wider geo-spatial industry, business mentors to help make their proposals bullet proof or senior developers who can help them build concept proving prototypes and Minimum Viable Products to attract investors and early-adopters alike, we will be there to support them. What makes this a special prospect for people is that we do not want or expect a penny back. We just want them to succeed. I don’t think there is anything else out there quite like it.” In an as yet unpublished report on the UK geo-services industry, kMatrix estimates the direct value of the sector’s activities at £2.2bn, with its wider economic impact estimated at being around £25.9bn. There’s no doubt about it, spatial information is big business and the Geovation Hub is perfectly positioned at the centre of this. Geo-services is also a growing market, projected to advance at a rate that out-performs a range of industries that are more commonly associated with innovation – including software solutions, mobile communications and videogaming. The report concludes: “With the increase in sensors and communicating devices (The Internet of Things) and increasingly integrated “SMART” cities, geo-services will continue to impact on all areas of urban life and increasingly on rural/remote living too.” Wrottesley continues: “There’s a sense that we are just scratching the surface of what can be achieved with location data and intelligence, and that the digital era we are in suggests we are on the cusp of unlocking its full potential. If you think you have a great idea for a business we would love to hear from you.” Examples of ideas that have been turned into commercial entities by the Geovation process: Run an Empire - http://www.runanempire.com (Sam Hill)Run An Empire were winners of the ‘How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?’ Challenge. The Hoxton-based, PAN Studio were awarded £26,000 to develop their idea. Run an Empire is an exercise strategy game on a smart phone app, which uses GPS with Ordnance Survey data to record paths players take and allows people to compete to capture and maintain control of as much territory as possible, using neighbourhoods as arenas for play. The more times people run or walk around their neighbourhood the more secure they can make it against ‘invasion’. AR Carbon Ltd - http://www.arcarbon.co.uk/about-arcarbon/ (Richard Page)AR Carbon’s Carbon Prophet is a Government funded project that provides farmers and landowners with a new income stream from selling captured carbon to companies that want to off-set their own emissions. The company measures and maps the carbon content of soils in the UK to develop a carbon trading scheme that can unlock the value of this important asset. For more info visit - https://www.geovation.org.uk/the-future-is-bright-the-future-is-carbon/ OpenPlay - https://www.openplay.co.uk/ (Sam Parton)OpenPlay is a web and mobile platform designed to connect sports facilities to the public. It takes away the hassle of finding and booking sports facilities and activities with a focus on parks, open spaces and schools. Examples include tennis courts, football pitches, multi-use games areas and sports halls. It was born out of frustration whilst trying to source football pitches for an U15 team in South London. The owner of the company, Sam, found the experience to be a complete nightmare with endless fruitless phone calls and a lack of transparency over pricing and condition of facilities on offer. Element Green Recycling - http://www.elementgreenrecycling.co.uk/ (Ayo Isinkaye)The Green Alchemist (from Element Green Recyling) is a recycling web app; it empowers businesses to sell their recyclable waste, and to make better recycling decisions. The concept of Element Green Recycling (The Green Alchemist) is simple enough. The company want to make recycling simpler, more accessible, and financially rewarding. We fail to realise the monetary value of the rubbish we produce. Clean separated waste is in demand by the reprocessing industry and they are prepared to pay for it because it saves them money in the manufacturing process. However, contaminated waste is worth very little and actually costs money to be taken away. By using the new app users will be able to find out what their separated recyclables are worth, find organisations willing to buy it and licensed waste couriers happy to transport it. By entering your postcode and what type of waste you have, organisations and households will be able to see their local network of recycling facilities and waste courier options in their area. All this information will be displayed via an Ordnance Survey map. The closing data for applications to the Geovation Programme is 1 August. Applications can be made at: https://geovation.uk/programme/#apply (https://geovation.uk/programme/#information)

Afghan Music Producer Has Sights Set on Making National History with Second Album

An Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer is spearheading the Afghan music evolution with the release of his second album set to hit stores later this year. As a blend of Progressive House, Electronica and Dubstep, Shuja Rabbani (http://www.shujarabbani.com/) pioneers a sound that’s energetic, upbeat and enlightened. Born in Afghanistan, raised in Australia and currently living in Dubai, Rabbani is a well-travelled individual with a lifelong passion for electronic dance music. He kicked off his career with a self-produced album titled 'Afghan Provocateur' (http://www.amazon.com/Afghan-Provocateur-Shuja-Rabbani/dp/B00TCNRYLO) and is now working on a follow up record. The wild global success of his first album saw Rabbani make history as the first Afghan EDM producer to be widely distributed in over 200 digital stores across 100 countries.  Since the USA invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the country has endured a violent stigma and next to no attention from the Western music industry. Determined to expose Afghanistan beyond the war scenes, Rabbani represents a new era of artist for the Afghan music scene. While most musicians in Afghanistan still embrace traditional sounds and instruments, Rabbani is pioneering a new kind of sound. Through his global success he hopes to introduce the younger Afghan generation to the EDM genre. As well as familiarising Afghanistan with the EDM genre Rabbani also has his sights set on going down in history as the country’s best-selling artist. While Rabbani expresses himself through high energy EDM beats, his album represents so much more than simply a collection of tracks. By infiltrating Afghanistan’s borders with EDM sounds Rabbani is advocating for the creation of a modern and open minded nation. He is an invaluable part of the cultural reform and hopes that his beats will showcase that there’s more to Afghanistan than the scenes of terror so ruthlessly portrayed by the media. “I have a fervour for both EDM beats and the modernisation of my native country. By pursuing my love of creating wicked electro dance beats I’ve managed to blend both these passions into a meaningful second career that I hope will change the face of contemporary Afghanistan and inspire the Afghan youth to go beyond Afghanistan’s borders in pursuit of artistic success,” says Rabbani.  Throughout 2014 Rabbani worked on completing his first album while juggling a full time job as a Human Resources professional, and becoming one of the most influential bloggers and highly outspoken social media personalities in Afghanistan. For young Afghans wanting to pursue both lucrative careers and a love for music, Rabbani is an inspiration. He is a prime example of how the right mind-set can foster the achievement of multiple goals. Since launching on iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify and Google Play alongside international artists earlier this year, Rabbani’s debut album has already drummed up over 100,000 Facebook viewers, with tracks such as 'Agent Provocateur,' 'Basement Dance Floor' and 'Juice' emerging as instant favourites. Rabbani keeps his fans in the loop via an active SoundCloud channel where he regularly releases free music tracks. All are recorded at 120 bpm which makes them ready to spin by club DJs in search of unique sounds. To find out more about Shuja Rabbani and how the EDM producer is set to revolutionise the Afghan music industry, go to: www.shujarabbani.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShujaRabbaniPage Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShujaRabbani   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shujarabbani

British screen star MEM FERDA to Produce American Road Trip Horror DESOLATION

British Screen Star and Producer Mem Ferda (Gunned Down, Pusher), is once again teaming up with Scream Queen Director / Actress Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) for new American horror film Desolation. Starring Cameron and Carlos Mendez, brother of Eva Mendez, the highly anticipated film is set to grip audiences worldwide. Heidi and Steve Richmond (Cameron and Mendez) are a married couple on vacation. Traveling across the country in an RV, the workaholic couple are taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to rekindle their romance. Reminiscent of the days of the past, they hit the road ready for adventure. But when their path crosses with a beautiful young woman named Lily (played by Tristan Risk), who's having car trouble, their idyllic road trip becomes a hellish nightmare. Also starring Ali Ferda and Ryan Kiser, Desolation is a classic hitchhiker horror with a terrible twist. The only thing more warped than what Lily has in store for the unlucky couple, is her reasoning for committing these horrific crimes. Producer Ferda commented “Working with Jessica Cameron is always a pleasure – she just gets this genre, hence her “Scream Queen” title. It’s also really exciting for me to step behind the scenes and take an off-camera producing role, it gives a fresh insight into filmmaking and can only enhance my acting performances.” Desolation is one of three collaborative features which are due for the festival circuit in 2015, Produced by Mem Ferda and Directed by Jessica Cameron. For more information about Desolation, please visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesolationtheMovie Twitter: https://twitter.com/desolationmovie To find out more about Mem Ferda, go to: Twitter: https://twitter.com/memferda1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MemFerdaOfficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fanzonemem


Bibby Distribution has seen business continue to grow by almost 10 per cent, without compromising on its carbon-cutting credentials. The last year has seen Bibby Distribution increase its overall mileage by 9.4 per cent, while total carbon emissions from the entire business increased only by 9.1 per cent. Overall, fleet CO2 emissions per kilometre have dropped by one per cent on 2013 – meaning that the fleet today proportionally emits 5.5 per cent less CO2 per km than in 2011. Oliever Hecht, Managing Director, Bibby Distribution, says: “All businesses face the challenge of growing business without costing the earth, and Bibby Distribution is meeting and exceeding that challenge. Our flexibility, combined with our national reach, means we are uniquely placed to drive innovation in the supply chain that makes a big difference.” Hecht adds: “Our customers want to grow but be supported by efficient working practices and lower costs. We’re helping big businesses with national supply chains to reap the rewards and deliver on their CSR commitments.” The ongoing improvement in efficiency comes as a result of several major initiatives designed to reduce Bibby Distribution’s overall environmental impact. Over the past year, the company has introduced further longer semi-trailers, bringing the total in service to 39, with a further five expected to enter service during this year. The last year also saw the introduction of a unique ‘virtual warehouse’ system in conjunction with Tayto, which will eliminate an estimated 250 tonnes of CO2 from the supply chain in a year. A number of pre-existing initiatives also continues to deliver carbon savings. The LGV fleet have operated on a Bandvulc remould tyre policy since 2011 and this yielded a carbon reduction of 498 tonnes in 2014 alone, while five LNG dual fuel vehicles operating for Unipart have cut their respective fuel use by 12 per cent and emissions by 10 per cent – a substantial reduction that is to be replicated with a further five LNG vehicles later this year. Telematics have also now been deployed across the entire fleet, with valuable driving data being collated to provide drivers with individualised training to help them operate even more efficiently on the road, with a particular focus on reducing engine idling and consideration to vehicle speed. Hecht concludes: “The past four years have seen us consistently boost the efficiency of our operations, and 2014 has been no exception, which is a phenomenal achievement considering we have grown our mileage by almost 10 per cent. But we’re not resting on our laurels – this year will see us introduce yet more efficient vehicles to the fleet and optimise energy use in our warehouses. But the message is clear – if you need innovative ways to cut the environmental cost of your supply chain, you can trust Bibby Distribution to deliver.” ends Notes to editors:As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers. Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,500 people and manages 2 million ft² of warehousing space. The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG. The company is part of the £1.4bn-turnover Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200 year old family owned business-to-business services specialist. It is involved in ship-owning and operation, shallow water accommodation, offshore oil and gas services, contract logistics, financial services, memorial parks, employment law, health & safety advisory services, specialist plant & equipment hire and retail. Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.www.bibbydist.co.ukwww.bibbygroup.co.uk Further press information:James Boley and James Keeler at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467. BDL/146/15

Disruptors Change the Way We Think, Behave, Learn, and Do Business Day to Day

Click Here to watch the video of David Sampson speaking at the ACIC General Counsel SeminarWhat Property and Casualty Insurers Can Learn from AppleApple has an uncanny ability to innovate and bring to market industry Disruptors, products the times call for and consumers can’t live without. When the ipad launched five years ago, many thought a touchscreen tablet to be a risky endeavor. Steve Jobs persevered, insisting the time was right for a device “more intimate than a laptop but more capable than a smartphone”. More than 225 million ipads have been sold. Disruptors present opportunities as well as risks. They change the way we do business. They are not confined to the tech sector. As I visit the CEO’s of our more than 1,000 member companies, they consistently tell me this is a time of tremendous disruption within the P&C industry. However, as Apple demonstrates, risks present opportunities. The following are among the top three Disruptors making waves throughout our industry and the steps PCI is taking to help stay ahead of the currents.Societal Trends as Disruptors In the digital age, workers-for-hire are available on-demand but the sharing economy is a societal trend that presents new risks. The 2014 death of six-year-old Sofia Liu, killed crossing the street in San Francisco by an Uber driver, shed light on widespread insurance gaps regarding Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s.) Changing attitudes about medical marijuana are another sweeping and sudden societal trend. The majority of Americans now support its legalization and twenty-three states, as well as the District of Columbia, have done just that. PCI is proud of our advocacy work which has been pivotal in enacting new legislation on both fronts that took effect July first. Twenty five states have measures in place to bridge the insurance gaps that persist when TNC drivers use their personal vehicles for commercial trips arranged via smartphone app. Six states now offer protections from property casualty insurers’ requirement to reimburse for medical marijuana. New risks. New opportunities.Global Regulatory Convergence as a DisruptorThe 2008 financial crisis opened the flood gates to a tidal wave of proposals that run the risk of implementing a one-size-fits-all, bank-centric approach to regulation. Global Regulatory Convergence threatens to reduce market choices, raise premiums, and force consolidation. It is unnecessary, as the state-based P&C regulatory system performed admirably “pre” and “post” financial crisis. PCI is leading efforts to engage Congress in putting Global Regulatory Convergence concerns on the agenda. We have bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate. Recent meetings with the Federal Reserve Board and Treasury confirm an increasing awareness of the differences between banks and insurers and encouraging signs regulation is slowing.Technology as a DisruptorYour ipad is handy but technology is a Disruptor. Case in point, the recent hack at the Office of Personnel Management compromised sensitive information of more than 20 million workers inside and outside the government. Our members seek clarity and updates on cyber issues and insurance, one of today’s fastest growing segments. PCI launched a new Cyber Committee and we’ve created a new subcommittee comprised of Chief Security Officers, focusing on cyber insurance and the marketplace.PCI’s mission is to promote and protect the viability of a competitive insurance market for the benefit of consumers. It is critical for organizations to embrace the disruptive forces within this industry, innovate, lead, and deliver the 21st century product choices consumers in these times expect. As Apple consistently demonstrates, there is reward to be had in righting disruptive risks. Adapting to the mega shifts will lead to prosperity.David A Sampson, PCI President & CEO

Montgomery College’s Nancy Nuell Wins National Campus Impact Award

Nancy Nuell, director of grants and sponsored programs at Montgomery College, has been awarded the 2015 Campus Impact Award from the Council for Resource Development, the national organization for community college development professionals.Nuell led the successful effort to secure a $15 million grant from the US Departments of Labor and Education. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant is the single largest award in the College’s history. Montgomery College will lead a consortium of 14 Maryland community colleges to develop partnerships with over 40 cyber employers in the state and link low-cost training and education to expanding career opportunities.“Ms. Nuell was a huge resource for ideas and strategy, working closely with 13 other community colleges on competing for these funds, and was a key part of the development of the proposal,” said Steve Greenfield, dean of business, information technology and safety. “Her understanding of what it really entailed was critical.”Nuell has been director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs since 2003. Under her direction, the College has had a remarkable 65-80 percent annual success rate on publicly-funded grant proposals, and has won more than $70 million in grants during her tenure.The Council for Resource Development (CRD) is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, serving over 1,750 members at more than 750 institutions. CRD connects, educates, supports, strengthens and celebrates community college development professionals.The award recognizes the efforts of individuals that have made a significant positive impact on a community college and the students it serves. Nuell will be honored at the CRD annual meeting in October.###Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

3D ‘printouts’ at the nanoscale using self-assembling DNA structures

The team behind the study likens the new approach to a 3D printer for nanoscale structures. The user draws the desired structure, in the form of a polygon object, in 3D software normally used for computer-aided design or animation. Graph-theoretic algorithms and optimization techniques are then used to calculate the DNA sequences needed to produce the structure.When the synthesized DNA sequences are combined in a salt solution, they assemble themselves into the correct structure. One of the big advantages of building nanostructures out of DNA is that the bases bind to each other through base-paring in a predictable fashion.“This new method makes it very easy to design DNA nanostructures and gives more design freedom,” says study leader Björn Högberg from the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet. “We can now make structures that were impossible to design previously and we can do it in the same way as one might draw a 3D structure for printing out in macroscopic scale, but instead of making it out of plastic, we print it in DNA at the nanoscale.”Using this technique, the team has built a ball, spiral, rod and bottle-shaped structure, and a DNA printout of the so-called Stanford Bunny, which is a common test model for 3D modelling. Apart from being simpler compared to former ways of making DNA origami, the method – importantly – does not require high concentrations of magnesium salt.“For biological applications, the most crucial difference is that we can now create structures that can be folded in, and remain viable in, physiological salt concentrations that are more suitable for biological applications of DNA nanostructures,” explains Dr Högberg.“An advantage of the automated design process is that one can now deal systematically with even quite complex structures. Advanced computing methods are likely to be a key enabler in the scaling of DNA nanotechnology from fundamental studies towards groundbreaking applications,” says Professor Pekka Orponen, who directed the team at the Aalto University Computer Science Department.The possible applications are many. The team at Karolinska Institutet has previously made a DNA nano-caliper used for studying cell signalling. The new technique makes it possible to conduct similar biological experiments in a way that resembles conditions within cells even more closely. DNA nanostructures have also been used to make targeted capsules able to deliver cancer drugs direct to tumour cells, which can reduce the amount of drugs needed.The study was financed by grants from several bodies, including the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.Publication: ‘DNA rendering of polyhedral meshes at the nanoscale’ (http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature14586), Erik Benson, Abdulmelik Mohammed, Johan Gardell, Sergej Masich, Eugen Czeizler, Pekka Orponen & Björn Högberg, Nature, online 23 July 2015, doi: 10.1038/nature14586.For further information, please contact:Björn Högberg, PhD, Associate ProfessorDepartment of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska InstitutetTel: +46 (0)8 524 870 36Email: bjorn.hogberg@ki.sePekka Orponen, ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science, Aalto UniversityTel: +358 (0)500 819 491Email: pekka.orponen@aalto.fi

Proposed Medicare physician payment cuts for 2016 threaten access to community-based radiation therapy

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is concerned about proposed additional payment cuts to radiation therapy detailed in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), released July 8, 2015, which will take effect on January 1, 2016. Freestanding centers estimate that the combined impact of the Medicare proposals would result in a five to seven percent reduction in payment for radiation oncology services at community-based centers, although the cuts will vary and could be more than 10 percent for some freestanding centers, depending upon their patient population. The proposed CY 2016 MPFS includes several significant adjustments for radiation oncology care. The proposed changes include setting reimbursement values for newly created treatment codes for conventional radiation therapy techniques and intensity modulated radiation therapy; increasing the assumed equipment utilization rates for radiation treatment delivery, which has the effect of reducing reimbursement for cancer treatment; and removing from the direct practice expense formula the costs associated with important equipment, most notably on-board imaging, which is critical to ensuring safe and accurate radiation treatments. ASTRO represents radiation oncology physicians practicing in hospitals and community-based clinics and will submit comments and recommendations in a letter to CMS by September 8, 2015. “The implementation of these three dramatic policy changes at once represents too much, too fast for community-based clinics to absorb and could have devastating effects, particularly for those centers in rural and underserved areas. ASTRO and its members are very concerned that the cumulative impact of recent significant cuts, totalling about 25 percent during the past six years, plus these new reductions could seriously threaten access to care for many cancer patients by potentially forcing clinics to close or limit their services,” said ASTRO Chair Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO. Preliminary data from ASTRO’s approximately two-week survey, from July 9 through July 20, of the almost 1,400 community-based radiation therapy centers in the U.S. indicates that with reimbursement cuts of five to 10 percent, nearly 30 percent of the practices indicated they may have to close their doors; approximately 62 percent may have to consolidate practice locations; and an estimated 41 percent of practices may be forced to discontinue accepting patients covered by Medicare. “ASTRO is asking Congress and CMS to work with radiation oncology stakeholders to significantly scale back the proposed changes to the equipment utilization rate assumption and to restore inclusion of the direct practice expenses involving image guidance. We look forward to working closely with policymakers to protect patient access to safe and high-quality radiation therapy throughout the country,” concluded Haffty. 

Six Month Report, January–June 2015

Highlights · Revenue amounted to SEK 74.4 billion (62.4); adjusted for currency effects, revenue increased by 6 percent. · Operating income amounted to SEK 2.5 billion (1.6); adjusted for currency effects, operating income increased by 49 percent. · Earnings per share (EPS) increased by 60 percent to SEK 4.22 (2.64). · Order bookings in Construction amounted to SEK 58.3 billion (68.0); adjusted for currency effects, order bookings decreased by 22 percent. Adjusting for the large order cancellation during the second quarter, order bookings decreased by 14 percent in local currency. · The order backlog amounted to SEK 168.8 billion (Mar. 31, 2015: 181.2); adjusted for currency effects, the order backlog decreased by 5 percent. · Operating income in Construction amounted to SEK 1,687 M (1,674); adjusted for currency effects, operating income decreased by 9 percent. · Investments in development operations totaled SEK –7.4 billion (–6.4). · Cash flow from operations amounted to SEK –2.2 billion (–2.8). · Operating net financial assets totaled SEK 2.8 billion (0.8). This report will also be presented via a telephone conference and audiocast at 10:00 a.m. (CET) on July 23. The telephone conference will be audiocasted live at www.skanska.com/ investors, where a recording of the conference will also be available later. To participate in the telephone conference, please dial +46 8 505 564 74, +44 2033 645 374, or +1 855 753 2230. This and previous releases can also be found at www.skanska.com/investors.

Interim report January-June 2015

April - June 2015 · Net sales amounted to SEK 868 million (611), an increase of 42% · EBITDA increased by 58% and amounted to SEK 156 million (99) giving an EBITDA margin of 17.9% (16.2) · Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to SEK 98 million (74) · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 69 million (48), giving a net margin of 7.9% (7.9) · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.50 (1.33), after dilution 1.50 (1.33) January - June 2015 · Net sales amounted to SEK 1 742 million (1 189), an increase of 46% · EBITDA increased by 56% and amounted to SEK 314 million (201) giving an EBITDA margin of 18.0% (16.9) · Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to SEK 198 million (151) · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 189 million (103), giving a net margin of 10.9% (8.7), including a financial investment capital gain of SEK 36.3 million · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 4.22 (3.34), after dilution 4.22 (3.34) · Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 201 million (92) · Net debt to EBITDA was 2.0 (-1.2) Key figures    Apr change    Jan change    Jul 14 - Jun   - Jun      SEK million 2015 2014 in % 2015 2014 in % - Jun 15 2014Net sales 868 611 42.2 1 742 1 189 46.5 3 122 2 569 Net sales 856 40.1 1 709      (constant FX 43.7rates)EBITDA 156 99 57.6 314 201 56.3 512 399EBIT 98 74 33.0 198 151 31.0 319 272EBITDA margin 17.9 16.2 18.0 16.9 16.4 15.5(%)Earnings per 1.50 1.33 4.22 3.34 5.94 4.63shareReturn on 11.4 12.6 11.4equity (%)Return on  13.0 20.8 12.4operatingcapital (%)Equity to 49.7 62.1 39.4assets (%)Net debt 1 001 -405 1 164Net debt to 0.4 -0.3 0.5EquityNet debt to 2.0 -1.2 2.9EBITDA Thomas Eldered, CEO:  “Sales overall developed in line with our expectations during the quarter with organic growth at 1.2% in local currencies, adjusted for volatile large tender sales. Acquisitions from 2014 developed well and integration activities were completed during the quarter, contributing to a total growth in local currencies of 40.1%. While the product mix remained somewhat negative, we saw profit increases and margin expansion as expected. We continue to take steps to strengthen Recipharm and to support our long-term targets. The acquisition of On Target Chemistry in June will allow us to support our customers also in discovery and increase our geographical reach for development services. Our focus remained on the market, with a high activity level, a lot of new business gained and several promising ventures and technology investments completed. Capacity expansion projects and in particular our ongoing lyophilisation expansion in Germany progressed according to plan with completion end of 2016. During the quarter the decision was made to expand also the fill and finish capacity of lyophilised products following strong customer demand. These projects, together with several other, will enable us to better support our customers in injectable technologies, an area which is developing very well for us. The Development & Technology business segment gained further momentum and reported significant increases in profit and margin, in spite of reduced sales of tender products this quarter. Also the Manufacturing Services segment Sterile Liquids performed very well driven by good customer demand while the business segment Solids and Others slowed to some extent. In Solids and Others we continue to have a negative mix in our sales. This will necessitate mitigation activities but will also provide opportunities for improvement initiatives. This work will intensify during the next quarters as we take specific steps to address the different areas of weak performance within this segment. Operating cash flow for the quarter increased 50% year on year to SEK 53 million. Our financial situation is strong and the net debt to EBITDA ratio improved sequentially to a very comfortable 2.0. After the period we have increased our available unused credit lines by SEK 1,500 million and together with other financing options we are well positioned to continue to deliver on our growth strategy, including proceeding with highly interesting acquisitions and business development opportunities.    Looking forward and excluding acquisitions we expect that in the second half of the year overall demand for our services will stay on the same level year on year, while the weak performance in Solids and Other will impact profit somewhat. We are benefitting from recent acquisitions and we are very well placed to explore the opportunities we see in the market, including geographic expansion.” The complete interim report is attached through the link at the end of the press release. The company invites investors, analysts and media to a web conference with a presentation (in English) on 23 July at 11:00 am CET where CEO Thomas Eldered and CFO Björn Westberg will present and comment on the interim report and answer questions. To participate in the web conference, please use the below link:http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/m9s5ebdt (http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/m9s5ebdt%20) Questions may be submitted by dialing below telephone numbers or by typing them in the Q&A box during the conference. If you don’t wish to ask questions by telephone you only need to participate through the link above.From Sweden: + 46 8 505 56 453From Denmark: + 45 35 44 55 74From Finland: + 358 9 8171 0490From Norway: + 47 235 00 251From the UK: + 44 203 009 24 55From Germany: +49 211 971 900 76From Switzerland: +41 225 80 29 94From France: + 33 170750706From Spain: +34 911 140 089From Portugal: +35 121 06 09 104From USA: +1 855 228 3719Pin code for participants:602320# This information is published in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act, the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the regulations of NASDAQ Stockholm. This information was submitted for publication on 23 July 2015 at 07:45 am CET. About RecipharmRecipharm 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 www.recipharm.com

Interim Report, January-June 2015

January-June 2015[1] · Net sales reached SEK 9,735 million (6,842), corresponding to an increase of 42%, 31% at constant exchange rates compared to the previous year. · EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, was SEK 3,183 million (1,961), corresponding to an increase of 62%, and a margin of 32.7% (28.7). · Non-recurring effects had a SEK 308 million negative impact on earnings before tax. · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 618 million (503). · Earnings per share reached SEK 1.69 (1.60)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects, earnings per share totaled SEK 1.93 (1.47). · Cash earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.57 (3.99)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects cash earnings per share totaled SEK 3.92 (3.99). Second quarter 2015[1] · Net sales reached SEK 5,152 million (3,477), corresponding to an increase of 48%, 38% at constant exchange rates compared to the previous year. · EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, was SEK 1,780 million (951), corresponding to an increase of 87%, yielding a 34.5% margin (27.4). · Non-recurring effects had a SEK 90 million negative impact on earnings before tax. · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 392 million (243). · Earnings per share reached SEK 1.07 (0.77)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects, earnings per share totaled SEK 1.34 (0.64). · Cash earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.83 (2.09)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects cash earnings per share totaled SEK 1.98 (2.09). +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+|1)      For information about non-recurring effects, see page 72)      ||Recalculation of comparative figures to consider the bonus issue element in||the 2014 new share issue. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+|Webcasted presentation of the report on July 23 at 10:00 AM. ||The presentation can be accessed at www.meda.se/sv/investerare, where a ||recorded version will also be available until the next interim report.For ||further inquiries, please contact: ||Paula Treutiger, VP Corporate Communications & Sustainability, ||paula.treutiger@meda.se, +46 733-666 599. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+ CEO statement The second quarter marked solid underlying progress in a number of areas. Sales strengthened to SEK 5,152 million, 38% (CER) higher than last year and 2% higher on a pro forma organic basis. Both our growth business and base business progressed well organically, up about 4% and 2%, respectively. I am pleased that the business is continuing to develop in line with our plans. Three quarters following closing of the transaction the integration of Rottapharm is largely complete. There are only a few more steps left to be taken in terms of merging the organizations, which we intend to carry out in the second half of 2015. Year to date, we have reduced operating costs by around SEK 500 million in the business. Hence, we remain well on track as regards achieving targeted synergies. Our focus going forward is to exploit sales and manufacturing synergies and initially we are aiming to take advantage of the new platform in Southeast Asia. Sales in the Rx product area (prescription drugs) reached SEK 3,199 million in Q2, corresponding to 16% growth (CER) compared to Q2 last year. Sales growth rebounded for several of our prioritized products resulting in pro forma organic growth of 3% in Q2. Dymista which was impacted by wholesaler reductions in Q1 in the US returned to healthy growth of 25%. This is despite a weak allergy season in the US which peaked early. Importantly, the successful roll-out of Dymista in Europe continues. We recorded strong market share development in several European countries, including Germany, Italy and the Nordics. As expected, Tambocor in France and Astepro in the US are still on the decline due to generic competition, but not at the same pace as in Q1 and we expect the decline to continue to level out throughout the rest of the year. An important contributor to growth in the quarter is Elidel which grew by 64% in Q2. We are now back to normal supply and stock levels. The Cx/OTC product area (non-prescription products) reached SEK 1,833 million in sales in Q2, corresponding to 106% growth (CER) compared to Q2 last year. On a pro forma organic basis, growth was 1%. While the full impact of the new CB12 marketing campaign has yet to materialize, several of the former Rottapharm products such as Legalon 25%, Armolipid 59% and Saugella 10% performed strongly. I am also pleased to see that EBITDA continues to strengthen, reflecting the improved sales and lower operating costs resulting from the measures that have been taken. All in all, this resulted in record high quarterly EBITDA, up 74% (CER). Furthermore, the EBITDA margin expanded 7%-points to 34.5% in the quarter. We are on the right track and the second quarter is a testament to our progress. However, we will need to take into account the fact that our business is seasonal, due in part to wholesaler buying patterns. Our focus for 2015 is unchanged – ­exploit synergies, generate cash flow and build our M&A pipeline. We maintain our guidance for 2015. Jörg-Thomas Dierks Group President and CEO Forward-looking statement This report is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy shares in Meda. This report also contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to certain future events and Meda’s potential financial performance. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts and may sometimes include words such as “may”, “will”, “seek”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “forecast”, “believe”, or other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations on future events of the management at the time such statements are made, but are made subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Meda’s results could be materially affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the inherent uncertainty of pharmaceutical research and product development, manufacturing and commercialization, the impact of competitive products, patents, legal challenges, government regulation and approval, Meda’s ability to secure new products for commercialization and/or development, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Meda AB’s interim or annual reports, prospectuses, or press releases. Listeners and readers are cautioned that no forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statement. Meda does not intend or undertake to update any such forward-looking statements. Meda AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was submitted for publication on July 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Tradedoubler interim report January – June 2015

The second quarter April - June 2015  · Net sales amounted to SEK 414 M (411). Excluding change related items net sales were SEK 419 M (411), an increase of 2% or a decrease of 4% adjusted for changes in FX rates. · Gross profit excluding change related items was SEK 84 M (91), a decrease of 8% or 13% adjusted for changes in FX rates. · Gross margin excluding change related items was 19.9% (22.1%). The decrease was mainly due to price pressure within affiliate. · Operating costs, excluding depreciation and change related items, were SEK 90 M (87). This was an increase of 3% or a decrease of 2% adjusted for FX changes mainly related to fewer staff. Full time equivalents at end of Q2 were 355 (378).  · EBITDA amounted to SEK -13 M (-9). Excluding change related items EBITDA was SEK -6 M (4). · Capitalised expenses increased to SEK 8 M (3), due to hiring of more developers in line with the strategy. · Earnings per share, before and after dilution, were SEK -0.52 (-0.37). · Cash flow from operating activities was SEK -32 M (-43) and net cash decreased by SEK 42 M during the second quarter to SEK 77 M. The sum of cash and interest-bearing financial assets was SEK 323 M (380) at the end of the second quarter. · Bertil Lundell who was appointed as CTO in January 2015 left, as earlier communicated, the company in June. · As previously communicated, renegotiations with one major international client have a negative impact on revenue in 2015.  The Interim period January - June 2015  · Net sales were SEK 846 M (856). Net Sales excluding change related items were SEK 851 M (856), a decrease of 1% or 8% adjusted for changes in exchange rates. · Gross profit excluding change related items was SEK 173 M (192), a decrease of 10% or 16% adjusted for changes in exchange rates. Gross margin excluding change related items amounted to 20.3% (22.4) · Operating costs, excluding depreciation and change related items, were SEK 176 M (176). This was a decrease of 0% or 6% adjusted for changes in exchange rates. · EBITDA amounted to SEK -17 M (3). EBITDA adjusted for change related costs was SEK -3 M (16). · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK -30 M (-119). · Earnings per share, before and after dilution, amounted to SEK -0.76 (-0.28). · Tradedoubler finalised its Nordic regional structure and closed its office in Norway with limited one off costs. · The German technology company Adnologies was acquired to support the new corporate strategy. The impact from Adnologies upon the results year to date were limited. · French media company Reworld Media S.A. acquired 19.1 per cent of Tradedoubler’s share mainly from Monterro 1A AB and thus became the largest shareholder in the company.  FINANCIAL Apr Apr Jan Jan Change Full year 2014OVERVIEW, SEK M -Jun -Jun -Jun -Jun % 2015 2014 2015 2014Net sales 419 411 851 856 -1% 1 743excluding changerelated itemsGross profit 84 91 173 192 -10% 379excluding changerelated itemsGross margin 19,9% 22,1% 20,3% 22,4%   21,7%(%) Operating costs -90 -87 -176 -176 0% -339excl. depr. andchange relatedcostsEBITDA excluding -6 4 -3 16 -118% 39change relateditemsEBITDA-margin -1,4% 0,9% -0,3% 1,8%   2,3%(%) Change related -7 -12 -14 -12   -20items 1)EBITDA -13 -9 -17 3 -609% 20Impairment 0 0 0 0 -60goodwillOperating profit -19 -14 -29 -7 -63(EBIT)Net investments -8 -3 -23 -7 -17in non-financialfixed assets(Capitalizedexpense)Cash-flow from -32 -43 -30 -119 -110operatingactivitiesLiquid assets 323 380 323 380 372incl financialinvestments, atperiod's endNet cash 2), at 77 135 77 135   126period's end 1) Changerelated itemsduring Q22015 thatimpacted netsalesrelated to anadjustment forerrors inrecurringinvoicing toone largecustomer sincemid2013. Changerelated costsaremainly relatedto severancepayments.2) Current  investment andliquidassets lessinterest-bearingliabilities. CEO MATTHIAS STADELMEYER’S COMMENTS ON THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2015“The underlying gross profit development during the second quarter was in line with the year-on-year trend of previous quarter. However, the development within different markets varies considerably due to specific market reasons and our own performance. We see good results and year-on-year revenue growth in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Poland while especially France is more challenging. Total operating costs increased compared to the first quarter 2015 due to higher product development costs in line with the strategy. Capitalised product development expenditure was on the same level as in the previous quarter. During the second quarter we made good further progress with the realisation of our new offerings. We are currently running test campaigns in selected markets using integrated Tradedoubler and Adnologies technology and are seeing encouraging results. In September, we will have a beta product to further test and develop together with selected clients. While we continue to roll out ADAPT, our market-leading business intelligence tool, we are adding new functionalities and are in the process of incorporating data relating to online user journeys. This is a major step forward and enables clients to have great insights into how their consumers interact with performance channels. We have more exciting launches planned during the second half of 2015 focusing on new solutions that deliver data-driven insights and functionalities that help us to create smarter performance marketing results for our clients. With these new offerings we are extending our addressable market considerably and we are now in the process of strengthening our commercial teams in the markets to ensure that we will be able to take full advantage of the market potential”  PresentationThis interim report will be presented at a teleconference on the 23th of July 2015 at 10.00 a.m. CET. To follow the presentation, please dial (SE) +46 8 566 426 90, (UK) +44 203 428 14 33 or (US) +1 855 831 59 45. The presentation may also be followed via webcast using the link: http://financials.tradedoubler.com/en-gb/investorrelations OtherTradedoubler discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was released for publication on the 23th of July 2015 at 08.00 a.m. CET. Numerical data in brackets refers to the corresponding periods in 2014 unless otherwise stated. Rounding off differences may arise.

Interim report January – June 2015

Second quarter Operations have developed according to plan during the second quarter. Net sales totalled SEK 759 million (676), an increase of SEK 83 million compared to the same period in the previous year. Sales excluding acquisitions and currency rose by 2%. Profit after financial items was SEK 57 million (43) in the second quarter, an increase of SEK 14 million. During the second quarter the profit has been affected by a restructuring cost of SEK 8.7 million. This cost is due to reduction of staff and unused facilities in conjunction with redundancies at AQ Enclosure Systems AB in Vaggeryd and the structural changes of AQ Mekatronik AB in Västerås and AQ Elautomatik AB in Surahammar. During 2014 AQ Holmbergs in China has received the status as a “high tech company”. This is giving AQ Holmbergs a 10% lower company tax starting 2014. During Q2 a repayment of company tax of SEK 3.3 million has affected the profit positively. Equity in the group was SEK 1 111 million (930) at the end of the quarter. First six months Operations have developed according to plan during the first six months. Net sales totalled SEK 1 474 million (1 308), an increase of SEK 166 million compared to the same period in the previous year. Sales excluding acquisitions and currency rose by 4%. Profit after financial items was SEK 113 million (74), an increase of SEK 39 million compared to same period previous year. Significant events during the period At the end of May 2015 it was announced that AQ Mekatronik AB in Västerås and AQ Elautomatik AB in Surahammar will undergo structural changes. The business activities of AQ Mekatronik AB in Västerås and Bollnäs will be transferred to AQ Elautomatik AB. The background to the change is reduced volumes and changed competitive market situation. In conjunction with the transfer AQ Elautomatik’s operations in Surahammar will be moved to Västerås to former AQ Mekatronik’s premises. After negotiations with the unions 18 out of totally 59 employees will leave AQ. On June 30, 2015, AQ Elteknik AB acquired 100 % of the shares of Anton Johanssons Rostfria Verkstads AB. The purchase price was SEK 5.8 million and the transaction was made as a cash transaction. The takeover took place on July 1, 2015. Anton Johanssons Rostfria Verkstads AB has a turnover of approximately SEK 30 million and employs 24 people. The company manufactures components in stainless steel to customers with special and unique requirements, e.g. to the laboratory and medical device industry. Group management has been extended with James Ahrgren who is responsible for Marketing and Sales in the group. Significant events after the end of the period The establishment in Thailand continues according to plan. We have leased industrial facilities and the first employee has been hired. Start of production is estimated to December 2015. Segment reporting The Group operates in two business segments: Components, which produces transformers, wiring systems, mechanical components, punched sheet metal and injection-moulded thermoplastics andSystem, which produces systems, power and automation solutions and assembles complete machinesin close collaboration with the customers. (see chart in enclosed pdf) 2015 2014 System Component Other* System Component Other*Net sales 216 851 537 163 4 804 187 200 483 296 5 451Operating profit 15 669 48 184 -7 583 8 517 34 200 -631 * Unallocated and eliminations Information of parent company The parent company, AQ Group AB, focuses primarily on leadership and development of the Group.Company sales are, as in previous years, almost exclusively of sale of management services to subsidiaries. Purchases from the subsidiaries do not exist to any appreciable extent. The drawing up of the interim report The interim report has been prepared in accordance with the Swedish Annual Accounts Act as well asIFRS, applying IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting, which contains general requirements for the design, structure and minimum information requirements in the interim report. The accounting and valuation principles applied are the same as used in the latest annual report for 2014. The report has not been audited. Significant estimates and evaluations for accounting purposes The company has in preparing the interim report gone through and evaluated risks and uncertainties according to the description given in the annual report of 2014 and assessed that there have been no significant changes. Information about risks and uncertainties affecting the company can be found in the annual report of 2014. Future prospects The goal of the Groups is continued profitable growth, organically by 5% and through acquisitions by 10% over time. The goal for profit after financial items is 8%. The Board of directors are not giving any forecast for turn-over or profit. The listing of the company on OMX Nasdaq instead of AktieTorget is planned for end of 2016.

Interim report second quarterand first half-year 2015

CEO’s message In a turbulent business environment, Indutrade continues to grow organically and through acquisitions. The focus on owning and developing companies in selected niches is a continued success concept. With order intake and invoicing in excess of SEK 3 billion, Indutrade can once again report a quarter with new, record highs. The organic growth within the Group during the quarter was also particularly gratifying. The Group’s great product breadth provides considerable variation in demand for the respective areas. The same applies as well for the geographic diversification. Currency movements are an additional component that affect performance. All of the management teams of the some 200 companies in the Group always strive to grow and improve their profitability. It is the ability of these companies to adapt to the prevailing market conditions at any given time that gives Indutrade its strength. Second quarter During the quarter, order intake grew by 22%, invoicing by 24%, and earnings per share by 32% compared with the same quarter a year ago. Growth is being driven above all by completed acquisitions, but we also saw very favourable like-for-like performance for most units during the quarter. Overall, the Group’s business areas showed stable, positive development of order intake, invoicing and earnings during the quarter. Engineering & Equipment, Flow Technology and Fluids & Mechanical Solutions reported higher earnings and improved margins compared with a year ago. Following a weak start to the year, in which profitability was hurt by the past year’s exchange rate movements, the EBITA margin turned upwards again for Industrial Components during the second quarter. Most companies in Measurement & Sensor Technology are reporting continued high market activity and demand, at the same time that the EBITA margin was lower during the quarter compared with a year ago due to a changed mix. For Special Products, a combination of acquisitions and large project deliveries, together with continued favourable performance in the UK and Benelux, contributed to the strong earnings. Acquisitions Three acquisitions were carried out during the quarter, plus an additional one after the end of the quarter. Together with the acquisitions carried out during the first quarter, these companies represent roughly SEK 1 billion in annual sales. Our expansion in and outside Sweden continues, both in the form of traditional trading companies and companies with own products and manufacturing. We expect additional acquisitions during the year. Outlook The turbulence in our business environment continues, resulting in volatility in demand between products, segments and markets. The strength of our business model is particularly apparent in a quarter such as this, where further development of our existing companies, acquisitions and diversification of risk offer good balance to challenges such as weak development in Finland and in Russia, currency movements, and the decline in parts of the oil and gas segment. I look forward to the coming quarters with confidence and have every reason to believe that our companies will continue to adapt to the changing market conditions in a swift and effective manner. Johnny Alvarsson, President and CEO

Muscle Monkey Unveils New Collection Showcased by Stephen James

Gym and lifestyle brand, Muscle Monkey is flexing its force with the launch of an on-trend new collection labelled The Future. Inspired by cutting edge fashion and street wear swagger, Muscle Monkey (http://www.muscle-monkey.com/) re-imagines the concept of looking good while working up a sweat. The new collection will be fronted by British Supermodel Stephen James, who is the face of their new campaign. Designed to turn heads, Muscle Monkey doesn’t just push but unapologetically crosses the boundaries of contemporary workout wear. Emblazoned with geometric patterns, in-trend designs and bold brand logos, The Future Collection of Stringers & Tanks are unlike anything else on the high street. With names such as Cosmos, Lunar, Polaris, Geo, Nova and Vision, The Future is set to hypnotise buyers and push them to their limits both in the gym and on the street. While plenty of brands throw together the words ‘fashion’ and ‘fitness’ most deliver nothing more than logos slapped onto run of the mill apparel. Muscle Monkey takes a unique approach to the design process. It draws inspiration from street wear styles, then crafts pieces using sweat wicking, breathable and crease proof performance fabrics. The range has been cleverly designed to flatter the male physique, using tailored cuts and graphics to lengthen the body, show off muscles and optically slim the waist. The result is a range of stylish workout wear that rocks form and function. Jordan Jones, Founder of Muscle Monkey said, “While so many fitness apparel brands focus exclusively on traditional gym wear, we believe that lifestyle and attitude play an integral role in the workout experience. That’s why we’ve created our high performance range with a street wear edge that means gym buffs can look on-trend, whether they’re lifting, at the beach or rocking them on the street.” Fronting The Future range is one of the world’s top models, Stephen James (https://instagram.com/whoiselijah). With his toned physique, head to toe tattoos and categorical style, James is the perfect face to front the latest Muscle Monkey campaign. While today James lends his good looks to Calvin Klein, Diesel, GQ, ASOS and Men’s Health, his background in both fitness and fashion make him a flawless match for Muscle Monkey. The brand is the first fitness label of its kind to sign on a high profile face such as James. The move reflects its commitment to pioneering a new era of workout wear for fashion forward gym goers. “We’re committed to creating awesome clothing for people who live by the fitness ideology, and Stephen James is the epitome of this mantra. We’re ecstatic to welcome him on-board as the face of Muscle Monkey and hope he serves as an inspiration to all of our customers, whether they want to get shredded, kick ass in competitions or just turn heads at the local gym.” Despite its relatively new appearance on the fitness apparel scene, Muscle Monkey already retails to customers in over 20 countries. To find out more about Muscle Monkey and browse The Future collection of street wear inspired workout apparel, go to: www.muscle-monkey.com

Franklin Windows Back To Its Best with New Management and Bigger Premises

Franklin Windows, a premier purveyor of orangeries, conservatories, windows and doors, is entering a brand new phase in its illustrious existence, with new management and a brand new premises. With a dynamic new management team at the helm, a larger production space and a huge new showroom, Franklin Windows is set to return to its best after a tough period of administration woes and fears over job losses. The new management team is experienced in business turnaround with new MD Paul Beardsley having worked with leading professional advice firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Baker Tilly. The team is set to turn things around for Franklin Windows, after they were bought out in October last year. With the management change being executed on 1stJune 2015, the future looks increasingly brighter for the premium window solution providers, with a new focus on improved customer service and more capacity for bespoke commissions and product development. Paul Beardsley, managing director of Franklin Windows (http://www.franklinwindows.co.uk/) says, “Franklin Windows has come through a rough time – but that which does not kill us only makes us stronger, as they say. We’re happy to have taken the reins from the old team and are concentrating on restoring this celebrated, family-run firm to its former glory. “We are committed to keeping many elements of the old business alive – we want to retain the down-to-earth company values that Franklin Windows has become renowned for, but we also want to herald the beginning of a new era for the firm. With enhanced customer service options, a wonderful new premises and an emphasis on sales and product development, we’re confident we can put Franklin Windows back at the very top of the tree, where it belongs.” Franklin Windows had already managed fourteen years in business before it was bought out in October 2014, after historic troubles with HMRC. Beardsley was named the new Managing Director of Franklin Windows earlier this year, and has already set in place a number of plans to ensure it retains its reputation as one of the best designers and installers of bespoke windows and conservatories in the country. As part of the turnaround process, Franklin Windows has acquired a brand new premises, offering a real boost to the project. A new, larger production facility means more jobs can be taken on than ever before, and the beautiful new 4,000 square foot showroom offers a sublime space for the team to show off their cutting-edge composite windows, custom-built conservatories and more.  For more information about the new management team at Franklin Windows, or to check out their stunning range of windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries, visit the website: http://www.franklinwindows.co.uk/

Nelson Mandela’s former PA confirmed for office* 2015

Zelda La Grange, former PA to Nelson Mandela – one of the world’s most inspirational leaders in history, has been confirmed to host a headline Keynote at this year’s office* show, which returns to London’s Olympia on 13-14 October. Other Keynote speakers also unveiled today include Rob Forkan, co-founder of international brand Gandys, and Tanya Mann Rennick, creator of the STARR Principle. They’ll be joining over 4,000 visitors and 175 leading business to business suppliers at the UK’s award-winning annual event for PAs, EAs and office managers. La Grange served President Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death on 5 December 2013.  She will be sharing exclusive insights from her long and inspirational career working with ‘the greatest statesman of our time’ starting out at the Department of State Expenditure in 1992 through to becoming one of the three appointed private secretaries in President Mandela’s personal staff by 1997. Whilst the PA role may have evolved since La Grange first started out as a typist for Mary Mxadana, Mandela’s private secretary in 1994, La Grange’s keen to impart her knowledge and experiences to others just starting out in their career.  Speaking ahead of her office* keynote, she says that within the industry it’s vital to “never allow yourself to be blinded by a title or a salary” and that “anything can be achieved through commitment, loyalty and dedication.”  Zelda La Grange’s office* Keynote, ‘It starts with you,’ will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 13 October at Olympia, London – coinciding with National PA day. Visit the show's website for the full Keynote line-up: www.officeshow.co.uk/education/keynote-theatre.  Admission to the Keynote programme is non-bookable and included with free show entry.  To pre-register to attend office* on 13-14 October 2015, please visit www.officeshow.co.uk and use priority code OFF702 (direct link: www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/Office15.aspx?TrackingCode=OFF702). ###

Opcon: Share purchase agreement concerning the sale of compressor and Waste Heat Recovery business approved by owner of the counterparty

The first of July 2015, Opcon, the energy and environmental technology Group, communicated that it had signed a share purchase agreement concerning the sale of the Group’s business in compressor technology and Waste Heat Recovery. The deal includes the newly formed holding company, Opcon Compressor Technology AB, and the subsidiaries Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB, Opcon Energy System AB as well as 48.9796% of the shares in the joint venture in China, Fujian Opcon Energy Technology Co. Ltd. The acquisition also includes all the intellectual property rights relating to compressor technology and Opcon Powerbox. The share purchase agreement was been signed with the Chinese investment fund, Shanghai XingXueKang Investment Partnership, which is controlled by the Chinese investment company, Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd. This investment company was set up by Chinese Investors and to 29% by Fujian Snowman Co. Ltd., who has also provided a 20 m SEK Guarantee to Opcon for the realization of the transaction. The agreement is conditional on acceptance being given by an extra meeting of Opcon AB shareholders, which will be held on July 24 2015, and on acceptance by the investment committee of Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co. Ltd. The investment committee of Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd. has now given its approval. Advisors to Opcon have been Awapatent AB, Hamilton Advokatbyrå and Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag. Legal advisor for the Buyer has been Advokatfirman Vinge. For further information, please contact:Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, tel. 08-466 45 11, 070-592 54 53 Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, SwedenTel. 08-466 45 00, fax 08-716 76 61e-mail: info@opcon.sewww.opcon.se The Opcon Group Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy. Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 140 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area: Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: compressor technology, electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge, recycling industry and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells. Opcon AB (publ) is obliged to disclose the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish law governing the securities markets and/or trading in financial instruments.The information was submitted for publication at 13.00 (CET) on Thursday July 23 2015.


Given the acquisition of Leisure Industry Week by BodyPower Ltd. from previous organisers UBM, this year’s show carries an added air of anticipation for key industry brands, organisations and stakeholders. With a strong wet leisure presence being proposed, SPATA, the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades association, have today confirmed as an event partner for LIW 2015. As one of six core streams in the revitalised LIW programme, wet leisure is certainly undergoing a period of innovation which is challenging the very definition of the sector. Traditionally covering pool, spa and sauna facilities, there is a growing demand for experience showers, underwater treadmills, endless pools, steam rooms, hyperboric chambers and hydrotherapy. Organisers plan to amalgamate old and new, exploring these new ideas as secondary spend opportunities for leisure facilities and ways to maximise member retention and, ultimately, revenue. SPATA is the trade association that represents Swimming Pool and Allied Trades across the UK, Ireland and overseas. SPATA Managing Director Chris Hayes commented: “SPATA has worked with LIW for many years to support our members that exhibit and / or visit the show and to provide advice to the commercial audience attending the show.  It is always a very professionally organised event and with new owners this year, there is even more emphasis on getting the right mix of exhibitors to attract the professional trade audience.  I look forward to attending the event in September.” For more than 25 years LIW has provided the traditional curtain-raiser to the exhibition season and is recognised as the UK’s leading event for the leisure sector. As the wet leisure element has developed, LIW has now become one of the main meeting points for the commercial pool and spa community. It provides a comprehensive educational programme for attendees and a platform to test and compare products from industry leading suppliers with the benefit of live demos, training and educational workshop events. LIW 2015 will run on 22nd and 23rd September at the NEC, Birmingham, with leading equipment companies such as Matrix, Precor and Cybex joined by the likes of Speedflex and Zoggs. Attendance is free of charge for industry professionals, with registration available on www.liw.co.uk.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s Hollow Stem Valve Technology Meets the Challenges of Higher Engine Temperatures and Increased Peak Cylinder Pressures

Wiesbaden, Germany, 23 July 2015… Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), will exhibit its newly acquired engine valve technology for the first time at the 2015 IAA show in Frankfurt in September. Among the components produced by the company’s Global Valvetrain business are sodium-cooled valves with exceptionally small stem diameters that deliver both reduced weight and greater resistance to the high temperatures that can be a limiting factor in highly rated downsized engines. “As vehicle manufacturers continue to pursue reduced CO2 emissions with more efficient engines that are often downsized and turbocharged, cylinder temperatures and pressures are increasing,” said Guido Bayard, Director, Global Valvetrain Technology, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “Our sodium-cooled, hollow stem valves allow the temperature of the valve heads to be reduced using a wide range of steel materials, and also enable a reduction in valvetrain mass that cuts friction.” Unlike a conventional valve with a solid stem, which conducts almost 75 percent of its heat away through the head and seat, Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s hollow stem technology reduces the heat flow through the valve head to around 50 percent of the total by transmitting a greater share through the stem and guide. This allows the valve head to run between 80°C and 150°C cooler. Primarily applied to exhaust valves to facilitate temperature reduction, the hollow valves can also be used on the intake side to save weight. Federal-Mogul uses different material combinations to provide maximum corrosion resistance or high temperature durability and the technology is also fully compatible with established treatments for wear resistance such as nitriding, chrome plating and hard facing. Cutting-edge, high-precision deep hole drilling combined with friction welding manufacturing techniques enable Federal-Mogul Powertrain to produce the hollow stems in sizes as small as 5mm diameter. This means that even engines with small cylinder bores, such as downsized units or high performance motorcycles, can be accommodated. Although already established for many years in motorsport applications, making this technology available for volume production passenger cars required particular manufacturing expertise in order to combine the necessary quality and robustness levels into a cost-effective product. The use of a single weld to close the hollow cavity was key to achieving a state-of-the-art design solution for series production. “Hollow valve stems are both an enabling technology and a direct contributor to the reduction of CO2 emissions; by lowering the valve head temperature they allow more efficient downsizing strategies and by reducing mass they cut the energy absorbed through friction,” commented Gian Maria Olivetti, Chief Technology Officer, Federal-Mogul Powertain. “Federal-Mogul's expertise in applying this technology to 5mm diameter stems demonstrates the company's leadership position in valve stem technology for highly loaded gasoline engines.” Further details of Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s hollow valve stem technology and other valvetrain developments will be available during the IAA show at stand E21 in Hall 4.1, from 15-18 September. About Federal-MogulFederal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety. Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components.  The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 people in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com. ### CONTACT: Paul Chadderton                                                                                                 Market Engineering                                                +44 (0) 1295 277050                                            paul.chadderton@m-eng.com                                   Ursula Hellstern  Federal-Mogul Corporate Communications EMEA +49 (611) 201 9190 ursula.hellstern@federalmogul.com 

Local Yorkshire Recycling Specialists Extends Services to Offer Domestic Waste Disposal

summer by extending their commercial services to include the region’s households. The commercial waste specialists now recycle household metal including radiators, as well as end-of-life vehicles. In order to try and reach the European Union’s 2030 recycling targets which aim to see at least 90% of all ferrous metal recycled, the Yorkshire-based company is inviting the public to take advantage of the wide range of waste management services on offer. A spokesperson for Bradford Waste Traders said, “We are delighted to now be in a position to help the public dispose of their waste. Not only do we host services for a variety of commercial businesses, we can now take scrap off the wider public to recycle. “We have always helped direct the public on the best way dispose of their metals, however, we can now complete this service for them. From radiators to end-of-life vehicles as well as electrical (WEEE) waste, nothing is too big or too small for us to dispose of.” Bradford Waste Traders can take end-of-life vehicles, treat, de-pollute and destroy them in the most environmentally sound manner, in the fully licensed Authorised Vehicle Treatment Centre (AFT) which was opened a decade ago. As well as recycling all types of scrap metal including steel, brass and iron, A spokesperson added, “Our service extension allows us to find a recycling solution for every kind of waste metal. Now the public can get rid of theirs safely and easily with the knowledge it has been disposed of in an environmentally friendly and efficient manner for the very best price.” To find out more about Bradford Waste Traders, go to: http://bradfordwastetraders.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/WasteTraders

Conservation breakthrough- Drones could contribute to saving endangered chimpanzees

A new study has revealed that drones fitted with a standard camera are able to detect chimpanzee nests, saving conservation researchers hours of ground work. Conservationists can now use drones to map chimpanzee distribution frequently in remote areas and detect changes at a much faster rate than with traditional survey methods. They can then detect areas where population levels of the endangered species are low.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Netherlands) has classed chimpanzees as endangered as their population has been reduced significantly in the past 20 to 30 years.  In order to save them , it is essential to monitor areas where they live. Drones (sometimes also referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) provide the ideal solution as the wild chimpanzees they live in low densities and are very shy towards humans. The drone used in this study is a low-cost and easy-to-use model. The drone can obtain a large number of photos during its 20 minute flight in an area that would take researchers on the ground many hours to cover. Liverpool John Moores University’s Professor Serge Wich, who conducted the study with Alexander van Andel from IUCN Netherlands commented: “The most commonly used method to survey great ape populations is counting nests during ground surveys as they build a new nest each night but these ground surveys do not occur frequently enough with due time and costs involved. “So far, aerial drone surveys have successfully detected nests of orang-utans, but before this study it was unknown if this technology would work for African apes, which often construct their nest lower below the canopy.  This study shows that drones are also a promising tool to assist African ape conservation.” Alexander van Andel added: “The results of this study show that drones can be a new tool to determine faster whether chimpanzees are present in a certain area. In addition the study shows that habitat suitability can be determined by drones by identifying tree species which are important in the chimpanzee diet.” The paper ‘Locating chimpanzee nests and identifying fruiting trees with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ was published in the American Journal for Primatology and is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.22446/abstract The research was conducted by Alexander van Andel from IUCN Netherlands with LJMU’s Professor Serge Wich from the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology. Other co-authors to the study were Professor Christophe Boesch, Dr. Martha Robbins and Dr. Hajlmar Kühl from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology. Further important contributions were made by Dr. Lian Pin Koh from the Environment Institute of University of Adelaide and Joseph Kelly from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Interview contact details: Professor Serge Wich  LJMU School of Natural Sciences and Psychology s.a.wich@ljmu.ac.uk (s.a.wich@ljmu.ac.uk%3cmailto:s.a.wich@ljmu.ac.uk) Sander van Andel, Senior Advisor - Ecosystem Alliance sander.vanandel@iucn.nl 

Philippines retail group to revolutionize loyalty card marketing with SAS® Analytics and billion-transaction database

SM Marketing Convergence Inc. (SM-MCI) will intensify its multichannel customer engagement (http://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/marketing/multichannel-marketing.html) using software from analytics leader SAS. An affiliate of SM Retail Group, one of the largest and most successful families of companies in the Philippines, SM-MCI is strengthening its loyalty program by creating an advanced customer decision hub based on SAS® Analytics. Combining several SAS Customer Intelligence products, the customer decision hub helps SM-MCI deliver more relevant and timely offers, better-targeted promotions and high-quality service. The company will use improved customer insight to reach customers through the best channel, whether online, in-store, email or mobile message. Such precision and offer optimization is only possible through big data analytics (http://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/big-data.html#big-data-analytics). The new hub will initially be used by SM-MCI’s marketing, promotions, loyalty and analytics teams to ensure consistent, personalized and in-context experiences at all touch points. “Our company seeks to go beyond mere marketing automation. This comprehensive analytics platform will transform our big data into remarkable experiences for all our customers, whether online or in the store,” said SM-MCI President and CEO Baldwin Golangco. “SM-MCI believes strongly that SAS Analytics, and in particular SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Customer Intelligence, are the keys to our success, producing insights to create the right offers and actions via the right channels based on each customer’s unique needs.” SM-MCI loyalty program data exceeds 1 billion historical transactions and adds 200 million transactions each year from more than 500 stores. “For over a decade, SM-MCI relied on its deep personal knowledge of customers to develop campaigns,” said Sonny Halili, Regional Director for the Pacific Region at SAS. “As the company expanded, SM-MCI recognized that an analytics-based approach was the only way to continue growing and serving its customers. Now with SAS Analytics, SM-MCI will enrich its knowledge of and relationship with those customers.” With SAS, SM-MCI expects to: · Proactively drive innovative and targeted marketing campaigns to customers of SM Retail Partners with highly personalized and relevant offers based on customer profiles and insights. · Shift from mass promotions to contextualized, micro-segmented offers, using traditional and digital marketing channels to deliver more relevant and effective offers to loyalty-program customers. · Boost agility in all aspects of marketing campaigns – from the earliest stages of campaign creation to post-campaign measurement. · Become the industry benchmark in retail loyalty. SM-MCI will also use SAS Visual Analytics (http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/business-intelligence/visual-analytics.html) for pre-campaign profiling to identify the best campaign, target segments and post-campaign reporting to measure performance and ROI. SAS Customer Intelligence SAS Customer Intelligence (http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/customer-intelligence.html) solutions use analytics to help organizations better understand their customers and develop targeted and effective marketing strategies to reach them. The SAS offerings use a decision-hub approach that combines: · Insights gleaned from analyzing data about marketing, sales, service and other actions. · Rules to manage policies, sequences and constraints across the business and recommend actions and channels to communicate with customers. · Decision logic that incorporates unstructured interactions such as calls, email, text messages and social media posts to serve responses in real time or batch modes. · Tracking and managing omnichannel customer engagement activities to ensure the most compelling customer experience and the best marketing ROI. For more, read the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management (http://www.sas.com/apps/sim/redirect.jsp?detail=SIM142830)[1] (http://undefined/#_ftn1). For the tenth consecutive year, Gartner has named SAS a Leader in this Magic Quadrant.[2] (http://undefined/#_ftn2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://undefined/#_ftnref1) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management, April 13, 2015. [2] (http://undefined/#_ftnref2) Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gamblers Invited to the Launch of the New BFC Playground Platform

Luck goes digital with the launch of a lucrative new platform by the online slot games resource site, The Big Free Chip List. The BFC Playground platform is a unique casino games arena developed by thebigfreechiplist.com. It offers players the chance to play casino games for free and earn real money Fun, fast paced and 100% free, the all-new BFC Playground (http://www.thebigfreechiplist.com/bfc-playground) is the definitive place for players gamble and win real cash in the process. The site is one of the world’s top three destinations for online casino promotions, free chips and sign up bonus offers. The launch of the BFC Playground is part of its commitment to offering its community of over 500 thousand users a top casino experience. Sean Harris, CMO had this to say “Online casinos have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, however not all establishments are created equal. The BFC Playground was created as the first of its kind to offer our global network of players access to free casino games and in-house chips that can be redeemed for real cash. It’s all part of our commitment to providing our community with the best gaming experience.” Gambling is all about turning nothing into something, and the BFC Playground does just this. To get the ball rolling players simply select an exclusive game that catches their eye, then open it and start playing using available BFC coins. The playground features a range of different games including slots, video poker, roulette, table and blackjack. Stick with a favourite or mix things up with titles such as Fruity Fiesta, Gangster Party, BFC Deuces Wild, French Roulette Pro and Caribbean Poker.  One of the best things about the BFC Playground is the fact that players don’t have to be at the top of their game to play. If all BFC coins are depleted The Big Free Chip List will top up accounts with an additional 100 coins every 24 hours. When players are ready to wrap things up cash can be spent at the BFC shop. Here, players can cash in BFC Coins for real money items such as $10 on PayPal, €10 on Neteller or $20 on Skrill. To redeem simply request to purchase, then nominate desired deposit account when the sale is approved. To ensure fairness and legitimacy all purchases are reviewed and verified by the in-house quality control team. This gives all players enjoy the chance to cash in their BFC coins for money. Using the BFC Playground is easy. Players simply create an account through the website and start enjoying access to free casino games and BFC coins. The Big Free Chip List backs up its brand new BFC Playground platform with expert customer care. Should players encounter any difficulties playing casino games or redeeming BFC coins they can simply get in touch with the support and assistance team. To find out more about The Big Free Chip List and start browsing the deals, offers and promotions currently listed on the site, go to: http://www.thebigfreechiplist.com/

Hyena, Featuring Mem Ferda, Out Now on DVD

Gritty 2014 Brit crime film Hyena is now available on DVD. The plot follows a corrupt London drug squad as it has to deal with Albanian and Turkish gangsters, and shows the line between the law and the law breakers becoming thinner and thinner. Mem Ferda plays the role of Akif Dikman, the head of a Turkish Crime family, whose nephew is brutally tortured by an Albanian gang as they battle to take control over London’s underbelly. AKIF (Ferda) seeks the help of bent crooked cop Michael (Peter Ferdinando) to investigate and find out who was responsible for the death of his nephew. Mem comments: “Hyena is a shocking, insightful, dissection of London’s dark and criminal underbelly. Gerard Johnson forces us into a disturbing but necessary exploration of the dark side of our society, a world which we are blind to.” Synopsis - respected by both sides of the law, Detective Sergeant Michael Logan lines his pockets through predatory extortion and drug dealing whilst simultaneously climbing the ranks of law enforcement. When Albanian and Turkish gangs begin to tighten their grip over London’s vicious underbelly, things swiftly spiral out of control. With no one to turn to, Logan takes a ruthless course of action that leads to irrevocable consequences. Starring: Peter Ferdinando as Michael Stephen Graham as David Knight Neil Maskell as Martin Mem Ferda as Akif Dikman MyAnna Buring as Lisa Elisa Lasowski as Ariana Directed by: Gerard Johnson Writer: Gerard Johnson Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Joanna Laurie, Stephen Woolley For more information about Hyena, please visit: Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1A2e7Vx8A   Twitter: https://twitter.com/hyena_film Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HyenaMovie   To buy the film on DVD go to: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hyena-DVD-Peter-Ferdinando/dp/B00UNO4EEG/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1436724739&sr=1-1&keywords=hyena To find out more about Mem Ferda, go to: Twitter: https://twitter.com/memferda1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MemFerdaOfficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fanzonemem

IQTimecard Back New Living Wage - Urges Businesses To Prepare for Wage Hikes

The Chancellor's National Living Wage announcement is having huge ramifications for businesses across the country. IQTimecard is helping managers streamline the transition with its intelligent web-based workforce management application. Engineered to arm businesses with scalable payroll solutions, the system is an invaluable asset for managers overseeing large contract-based workforces whose wages will soon be rising.   From next April, over 25s must be paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour, with the figure rising to £9 in 2020. At present the current hourly minimum wage sits at £6.50. The Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that a total of six million earners will enjoy pay packet boosts as a result of the policy. The masterstroke scheme is part of the government’s plan to introduce a “national living wage” in a bid to bring UK wages into line with other advanced economies. For low-paid workers operating in domiciliary care and contract cleaning sectors the wage rise represents a long awaited increase in take-home pay and standard of living. However for the payroll managers overseeing the change the announcement has triggered some major administrational hurdles. IQTimecard is helping businesses prepare for the changes with fully hosted mobile workforce management software that offers payroll managers comprehensive arrival and departure data, at their fingertips. David Lynes, Director of IQTimecard says “It’s great to see the government finally taking action against the pitifully low wages currently endured by everyday Brits. While it’s fantastic for workers, payroll administrators will undoubtedly encounter some serious headaches. This means it’s essential for businesses to complement the changes with scalable solutions that allow payroll managers to accurately monitor, manage and track employee hours. IQ Timecard does just this and for businesses that want to minimise stress and maximise productivity, the system is must have ammunition.” Brits are set to start enjoying wage rises as early as next April which gives businesses just over eight months to prepare. Smart, simple and intuitive, IQTimecard modernises the process of remote and mobile workforce management and integrates seamlessly with payroll systems. Employees clock in and out with a quick phone call, and all data is logged and synced with the payroll systems, to ensure workers are being paid for the hours they work. With many small and medium sized businesses set to face budgeting issues in the wake of the upcoming wage rises, IQ Timecard is an automated way to ensure no employees are accidently overpaid. “Wage hikes are a given in the contemporary and businesses must be able to handle fluctuations. IQTimecard arms businesses with the flexibility to adapt to changes without having to rebuild payroll systems, adjust operations or encounter ongoing errors,” adds Mr Lynes. To find out more about IQTimecard and how the intelligent web based workforce management application can help businesses seamlessly transition to the new minimum wage requirements, visit the website at: http://www.iqtimecard.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IQTimecard-Electronic-Call-Monitoring/191019627580473 Twitter: https://twitter.com/IQTimecard

Fine Tubes Appoints New Procurement Specialist

PLYMOUTH, UK--Fine Tubes, a leading manufacturer of precision metal tubing for a wide range of critical applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Clark as Procurement Specialist. Based at the Fine Tubes head office in Plymouth, United Kingdom, Amanda is responsible for managing the procurement of indirect services and material supplies as well as for supporting the purchase of raw materials. Reporting to Phil Gimingham, Procurement Manager at Fine Tubes, Amanda also will focus on the identification and implementation of new supply sources. Prior to joining Fine Tubes, Amanda worked at The Range, a multi-million-pound retail operation, for 17 years undertaking a wide variety of key roles, including Buying Office Manager and Import Manager, responsible for the management of importing processes and compliance. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Amanda to Fine Tubes,” comments Phil Gimingham, Procurement Manager for Fine Tubes.  “She has the experience and skill set required to make a real contribution to the team, which in addition to her strong work ethic will ensure that our procurement process is highly competitive and continues to match the highest standards of the industry.” Fine Tubes, along with its US-based sister mill Superior Tube, is a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. Notes to Editors: Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager Phone: +44 (0) 1752 876418, Email: press.finetubes@ametek.com    About Fine Tubes Ltd www.finetubes.com  (http://www.finetubes.com/)Established 70 years ago, Fine Tubes is a leading metal tubing manufacturer with its headquarters and production facilities in Plymouth, UK, and sales offices in Houston; Munich; Orleans, France; and Noida, India. In addition, the company has agents across the globe, including oil and gas specialists in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The company manufactures seamless, welded and welded  and redrawn tubes, in a wide range of stainless steel, nickel, titanium and zirconium alloys for critical applications in the oil and gas, energy, aerospace, chemicals and medical equipment industries.  Fine Tubes currently employs around 380 permanent staff and exports its products to over 35 countries worldwide, including India, China and the United States.  Fine Tubes is a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. For more information, contact: Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymbridge Rd., Plymouth, Devon PL6 7LG, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 735851. Fax: +44 (0) 1752 73301. E-mail: press.finetubes@ametek.com  Website: www.finetubes.com (http://file:///C:/Users/pjohnson/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSI4ECOW/www.finetubes.com)  

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Chicago

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) and CTX Ability Sports (http://huttochallenger.webs.com/aboutus.htm) have partnered to hold a Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic for children with disabilities. Children will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth. Players attending* include former All-Star Von Hayes and 12-year MLB veteran Steve Trout, as well as Micah Bowie, Dennis Biddle, Gene Hiser, Gordy Lund, Dan Pasqua and Jack Perconte. The clinic will take place at Foss Park District, running from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 1730 Lewis Ave., North Chicago, IL 60064. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. Registration is closed to the public at this time. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com. *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 baseballalumni.com/donate (http://www.baseballalumni.com/donate). The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Basalt, CO

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth. Players attending* include 1984 World Series champion Darrell Evans and two-time All-Star Bob Knepper, as well as Stephen Blateric, James Deidel, Brian Fisher and Mark Lee. The clinic will take place at Crown Mountain Park, running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located at 501 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel, CO 81623. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com. *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 baseballalumni.com/donate (http://www.baseballalumni.com/donate). The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

Alchemy Wins Food Safety Innovation Award from International Association for Food Protection

Austin, TX – July 22, 2015 – Alchemy Systems, the global leader in food and workplace safety has won the Food Safety Innovation Award from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The prestigious award is for Alchemy Coach, an innovative tool for observing and validating safety practices of frontline workers on the plant floor. More than 2 million frontline workers at 15,000 locations around the world use Alchemy solutions to drive improvements in food safety, workplace safety and operations.Alchemy CTO Archie Barrett will accept the award at the IAFP conference on July 28th in Portland, Oregon where the association will recognize industry leaders for their contributions to food safety. “Alchemy is honored to be recognized by the IAFP for our efforts in helping food companies improve their frontline worker training and behavior,” said Barrett.The majority of food safety issues occur when workers fail to adhere to standard operating procedures. Alchemy Coach is a tablet-based application that enables supervisors to easily observe and record frontline employee safety and operational practices on the plant floor. If an employee isn’t following the company’s standards, the supervisor can provide on-the-spot corrective action so the behavior does not impact safety or compliance. The application works on Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS tablets.Since its introduction in 2014, Alchemy Coach has been adopted by leading food companies including Rudolph Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.  Here’s what they are saying:“Alchemy Coach gave us the opportunity to take task observations out on the floor. Our supervisors can’t be doing their job properly if they’re not out on the floor. With Alchemy Coach, we now have the ability to not only correct employee behavior, but also allow frontline workers to offer insight into how the program can be better.”- Jennifer Malcolmson, HR Manager at Maple Leaf Foods“Alchemy Coach is helping us observe and verify employee behavior and provide instant retraining or remediation. We’ve seen so many positive benefits using Coach.”- Michele Gardner, Director of HR and Safety at Rudolph FoodsAbout AlchemyAlchemy Systems is the global leader in innovative solutions that help food companies engage with their workforces to drive safety and productivity. Over two million food workers at 15,000 locations use Alchemy’s tailored training, coaching, and communications programs to reduce workplace injuries, safeguard food, and increase yield. From farm to fork, Alchemy works with food growers, manufacturers, processors, packagers, distributors and retailers of all sizes to build a culture of operational excellence.

Wildfire in Glacier National Park Causes Evacuations, Insurers Offers Advice to Residents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The fast moving wildfire within Glacier National Park has resulted in evacuations inside the park and adjacent areas to help ensure safety. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) urges campers and residents to listen to the warnings of local and state officials and seek safety if asked to evacuate. Once evacuated to a safe location, residents should save receipts for expenses and contact their insurance companies through their toll free claims telephone numbers as soon as possible to begin receiving assistance if their home is damaged.“With the National Weather Service issuing a Red Flag warning for today in Glacier National Park, conditions may be ripe the fire to grow and in emergency situations such as this, insurers seek to make contact with policyholders as easy as possible and are committed to getting the claims and recovery process started so life can return to normal as soon as possible,” said Nicole Marht-Ganley, senior director of public affairs for PCI.PCI encourages residents in Montana not directly impacted by the current fires to use these events as a wake-up call and remember to take some simple steps to financially prepare themselves for natural disasters.“It’s time for homeowners and renters to make financial and physical preparedness for wildfires a priority,” said Marht-Ganley. “Don’t wait until it’s too late when the knock on your door comes and you are asked to leave your home in ten minutes. Start preparing physically and financially now. Homeowners and renters need to look at their coverage. Homeowners should update their policy to reflect any remodeling or upgrades and review your policy with your agent or company. Everyone should compile a home inventory detailing personal possessions, make a family evacuation plan and mitigate property to reduce fire risk.”Wildfire Reality Check PreparednessPCI is urging residents across Montana to take a wildfire reality check and make sure their homes and finances are prepared for wildfire threats in 2015. “Mother Nature is unpredictable, but we can prepare ahead of time for what she may cause,” said Christopher Hackett, PCI director of personal lines policy.“Through the Wildfire Reality Check we want to move homeowners and renters from focusing solely on the need to prepare their property for wildfires, to also thinking about the financial implications. The Wildfire Reality Check asks if you have taken the time to financially prepare for wildfires and provides tips and resources to help you get ready.”PCI encourages everyone to take the Wildfire Reality Check Quiz and test their level of preparedness. The PCI Wildfire Headquarters has many resources and tips including the Wildfire Reality Check Infographic.  Wildfire Reality Check – Are You Prepared Financially?For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Financial_PreparednessDo an annual insurance check up with your agent or insurerUnderstand your policy – do you have a replacement cost policy up to limits or actual cash valueUpdate your policy after any home improvementsIf your home is paid off, be sure to maintain coverageMake sure your policy reflects your home’s correct square footageWildfire Reality Check – Is Your Property Prepared?For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Create Defensive Space – Clear 30 to 100 feet from home in all directionsRemove dead leaves and debris from roof & rain guttersRemove wood piles or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windowsTrim trees branches a minimum of 10 feet from other threes. Embers are a major cause of spreading firesRemove vegetation and items that can catch fire under decks. ###

As Wragg Fire Expands, Insurers Offers Advice to Residents

El Niño won’t end drought; but Wildfire Reality Check can keep you preparedSACRAMENTO, Calif. – With the Wragg Fire growing to more than 6,000 acres and impacting Napa and Solano counties, residents should listen to the warnings of local and state officials and seek safety if asked to evacuate. Once evacuated to a safe location, residents should save receipts for expenses and contact their insurance companies through their toll free claims telephone numbers as soon as possible to begin receiving assistance if their home is damaged, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). “In emergency situations such as this, insurers seek to make contact with policyholders as easy as possible and are committed to getting the claims and recovery process started so life can return to normal as soon as possible,” said Nicole Marht-Ganley, senior director of public affairs for PCI. PCI encourages residents not directly impacted by the current fires should use these events as a wake-up call and remember to take some simple steps to financially prepare themselves for natural disasters. “It’s time for homeowners and renters to make financial and physical preparedness for wildfires a priority,” said Marht-Ganley. “Don’t wait until it’s too late when the knock on your door comes and you are asked to leave your home in ten minutes. Start preparing physically and financially now. Homeowners and renters need to look at their coverage. Homeowners should update their policy to reflect any remodeling or upgrades and review your policy with your agent or company. Everyone should compile a home inventory detailing personal possessions, make a family evacuation plan and mitigate property to reduce fire risk.” Wildfire Reality Check Preparedness Meteorologists are warning that the predicted El Niño will NOT solve California’s ongoing drought. Consequently, PCI is urging residents across California to take a wildfire reality check and make sure their homes and finances are prepared for wildfire threats in 2015. “Mother Nature is unpredictable, but we can prepare ahead of time for what she may cause,” said Christopher Hackett, PCI director of personal lines policy.“Through the Wildfire Reality Check we want to move homeowners and renters from focusing solely on the need to prepare their property for wildfires, to also thinking about the financial implications. The Wildfire Reality Check asks if you have taken the time to financially prepare for wildfires and provides tips and resources to help you get ready.” PCI encourages everyone to take the Wildfire Reality Check Quiz and test their level of preparedness. The PCI Wildfire Headquarters has many resources and tips including the Wildfire Reality Check Infographic.   Wildfire Reality Check – Are You Prepared Financially? For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Financial_Preparedness Do an annual insurance check up with your agent or insurerUnderstand your policy – do you have a replacement cost policy up to limits or actual cash valueUpdate your policy after any home improvementsIf your home is paid off, be sure to maintain coverage Make sure your policy reflects your home’s correct square footage Wildfire Reality Check – Is Your Property Prepared? For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/ Create Defensive Space – Clear 30 to 100 feet from home in all directions Remove dead leaves and debris from roof & rain gutters Remove wood piles or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows Trim trees branches a minimum of 10 feet from other threes. Embers are a major cause of spreading fires Remove vegetation and items that can catch fire under decks.

Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Reauthorize JJDPA will Prevent Juvenile Offenders from Becoming Adult Criminals

(Washington, D.C.) – With a strong showing of bipartisan leadership, the Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), strengthening the existing law to reflect new research and fund programs that will prevent juvenile offenders from becoming adult criminals. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-statement-executive-business-meeting-juvenile-justice-and-delinquency) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are the lead sponsors on the bill. The bill passed by the Committee encourages use of interventions with a proven impact on reducing recidivism, as an alternative to detention, based on research that shows placing low-to-moderate offenders in custody may be counterproductive for the youth and detrimental to public safety. One landmark study found that for all but 9 percent of juveniles facing custody—the very high-risk group—diversion to local, effective youth programs reduced the rate of re-offending more than placement in juvenile facilities. “We are very pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed an updated bill to ensure that juvenile offenders are held accountable for their actions while being offered the tools to become more productive members of society,” said John C. Werden, Carroll County (IA) Attorney and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids (http://www.fightcrime.org/) member. “Putting youth who have committed minor offenses among serious offenders in custody paves the way to a training ground for more delinquent behavior and greatly increases the likelihood that they get into more serious trouble later. This new law will help ensure I don’t see the offenders I meet as juveniles again as adults.” Because they reduce recidivism rates, effective community-based interventions funded by the updated law will save taxpayer dollars as well. Since these programs are now only available to a limited extent, prosecutors and judges are often left with only two choices for juvenile offenders: probation, which may be too lenient, or custody, which may not be the most effective approach for that youth. “Under the current law, I cannot argue before a judge for evidence-based interventions that are not available in my county, even though they may clearly be the most appropriate approach,” said County Attorney Werden. “But this new bill incentivizes the use of alternative interventions that have had a proven impact for reducing recidivism, protecting public safety and saving taxpayer dollars.” The bill will now move to the full Senate for consideration. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids urges all members of Congress to support this important legislation, and move it forward to enactment.   # # #

Interim report January-June 2015

April -June 2015 · Consolidated revenue for the period was 89,465 (58,021) kSEK, an increase of 54 per cent compared to 2014. · EBIT for the period was 2,155 (2,352) kSEK. · Net result for the period was 461 (1,739) kSEK. · Earnings per share for the period before and after dilution was SEK 0.05 (0.20). · Cash flow before financing activities during the period was -7,051 (-9,365) kSEK. January -June 2015 · Consolidated revenue for the period was 187,017 (113,894) kSEK, an increase of 64 per cent compared to 2014. · EBIT for the period was 6,682 (7,509) kSEK. · Net result for the period was 2,604 (5,768) kSEK. · Earnings per share for the period before and after dilution was 0.30 (0.66) SEK. · Cash flow before financing activities during the period was -2,101 (-2,178) kSEK. Important events during the second quarter · Revenue from free-to-play games grew 87 per cent compared to the second quarter 2014 and accounted for 87 per cent (72) of total revenue in the quarter. · The accumulated number of downloads of the group’s games (not counting updates) surpassed 220 million. · After the Annual General Meeting on May 22, 2015, the Board of G5 decided to offer a total of 145,000 warrants to existing employees. · G5 Entertainment signed an agreement with the developer of the game Brave Tribe to acquire all interest, intellectual property, and assets in the game. G5 Entertainment originally published the game as a 3rd party game, and brought the game to iOS, Android, and Amazon application stores. The purchase price will be funded from the company’s cash flow. · Stefan Wikstrand has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and deputy CEO. Stefan started his position on the 1st of June 2015. Stefan is 34 years old and previously worked at Tradedoubler AB (publ). Important events after the end of the period · The management has reduced user acquisition (UA) spending in the third quarter to demonstrate the assump-tion that the revenue will remain stable and the growth will continue with even lower level of UA spending. While it is the plan for the quarter to work with lower UA budget, the management reserves the option to increase the new lower level of UA spending in case of new game releases that require justified initial marketing spend.


First six months of 2015: Solid results strengthened by currency gains · Net sales for the first six months, excluding Alfdex: MSEK 1,243 (1,023) – down 2% year-on-year, after adjusting for currency (+19%) and acquisition of GKN Pumps (+4%) · Operating income for first six months: MSEK 205 (161), including income of MSEK 15 (nil) arising from negative goodwill and one-off expenses [1] of MSEK 14, both associated with the acquisition of GKN Pumps – underlying operating margin of 16.4% (15.8) · Earnings after tax for first six months: MSEK 151 (113) – basic EPS of SEK 3.55 (2.59) · Group’s net debt at end of Q2: MSEK 455 (440) – gearing ratio of 49% (56), following dividend payout of MSEK 127 (121) and own share buy-backs of MSEK 42 (50) in Q2 Second quarter of 2015: Strong margin despite weakened market demand · Net sales for Q2, excluding Alfdex: MSEK 620 (527) – down 5% year-on-year, after adjusting for currency (+18%) and acquisition of GKN Pumps (+5%) · Operating income for Q2: MSEK 88 (84), including one-off expenses [1] of MSEK 14 associated with the acquisition of GKN Pumps – underlying operating margin of 16.5% (16.0) · Earnings after tax for Q2: MSEK 62 (60) – basic EPS of SEK 1.45 (1.39) · Strong cash flow from operating activities for Q2: MSEK 114 (94) [1] One-off expenses associated with the acquisition of GKN Pumps comprised legal and advisory deal costs of MSEK 2, the Chivilcoy redundancy programme totalling MSEK 11 and other integration costs of MSEK 1.  President and CEO, David Woolley, comments on interim report for Q2 2015: “The group’s performance in the first six months of 2015 was strengthened by significant translational currency gains derived from the relative weakness of the Swedish Krona. Underlying sales for the second quarter of 2015, excluding the impact of currency and the GKN Pumps acquisition, were down 5% year-on-year as a result of softening demand for agricultural machinery, construction equipment and light trucks in North America. This has particularly affected our hydraulic product range but, similar to previous downturns, the group’s flexibility has ensured that the underlying EBIT margin actually improved to 16.5% for the second quarter. In the first quarter, the group recognised MSEK 15 of income arising from negative goodwill as the fair value of net assets acquired with GKN Pumps exceeded the purchase price. We recently announced restructuring plans for our Chivilcoy facility and, as expected, we recognised MSEK 14 of one-off expenses in the second quarter. Looking forward, the orders received, and expected to be fulfilled during the third quarter of 2015, were below the sales levels of the second quarter of 2015. Taking into account the fewer working days, we estimate that third quarter sales will be lower on a sequential quarterly basis, assuming constant currency. Despite these additional market headwinds in North America, Concentric remains well positioned, both financially and operationally, to fully leverage our market opportunities.”   For further information, please contact:David Woolley (President and CEO) or David Bessant (CFO) at Tel: +44 121 445 6545 or E-mail: info@concentricab.com  Concentric AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap. The information in this report is of the type that Concentric is required to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8.00am on 24 July, 2015. This report contains forward-looking information in the form of statements concerning the outlook for Concentric’s operations. This information is based on the current expectations of Concentric’s management, as well as estimates and forecasts. The actual future outcome could vary significantly compared with the information provided in this report, which is forward-looking, due to such considerations as changed conditions concerning the economy, market and competition.

Interim Report Rejlers AB January – June 2015

Second quarter» Revenue increased by 3 per cent to SEK 456.5 million (442.0)» Operating profit was SEK 20.1 million (0.2)» The operating margin amounted to 4.4 (0.0) per cent» Profit after tax was SEK 14.9 million (0.7)» Earnings per share before dilution were SEK 1.21 (SEK 0.04)» Diluted earnings per share were SEK 1.21 (SEK 0.04)First half-year» Revenue increased by 3 per cent to SEK 908.7 million (880.9)» Operating profit was SEK 43.0 million (13.6)» The operating margin amounted to 4.7 (1.5) per cent» Profit after tax was SEK 32.1 million (9.0)» Earnings per share before dilution were SEK 2.61 (0.74)» Diluted earnings per share were SEK 2.61 (0.73)Statement from President and CEO Peter RejlerDuring the quarter, we won a breakthrough order in the Norwegian market worth several hundred million NOK. We signed this significant agreement with Norkring AS, which is Norway's largest provider of terrestrial radio broadcasting services and digital television services. The agreement is for a period of five years and covers operation and maintenance of Norkring's nationwide terrestrial network.The second quarter shows an improved operating profit compared with the same period in the previous year and is on a par with the results for the first quarter of the year. The improvement in profit is due partly to an increased volume of orders and partly to the Norwegian operations having been adversely affected by project losses of SEK 7 million in the second quarter of the previous year.Revenue increased by 3 per cent in the second quarter compared with the corresponding period in the previous year. The aim is to successively improve profitability while continuing to achieve strategic growth. Cash flow from operating activities remained strong at SEK 33.8 million and we have a stable, low level of net debt that facilitates continued investments.We carry out two acquisitions in line with our ambition to expand in the energy sector. We acquire Caruna's project management operations, which strengthen our position as the marketleading technical consultancy in electricity distribution in Finland, and we also acquire an automation services business in Sweden. The acquisitions have boosted our organisation by 33 engineers.In Sweden, we are seeing increased order intake in the building and property sector, but a lower level of orders in the mechanical engineering and processing industries. While the demand for our energy efficiency services increases. We have concluded several large railway agreements with the Swedish Transport Administration this quarter.In Finland, we are seeing a degree of recovery compared with the previous year, particularly in the telecommunications and energy sectors. The economic conditions remain unfavourable, but we have improved our order volumes nonetheless.In Norway, we have continued to focus on improving our profitability and boosting order intake. At the same time, we need to keep on recruiting additional skills in order to meet customer demand.Thanks to its 1,800 specialist engineers, Rejlers is now able to provide more turnkey solutions and assume increased project responsibility. I am convinced that, by delivering high-quality projects and by being an attractive place to work and the most healthy company in our sector in the Nordic region, we will achieve our growth target of 2020-3030-4040.For further information:Peter Rejler; President and CEO, +46 70 602 34 24, e-mail: peter.rejler@rejlers.seMats Åström; CFO, +46 73 412 66 75, e-mail: mats.astrom@rejlers.seRejlers is one of the largest engineering consultancy firms in the Nordic region. Our 1,800 experts work with projects within the areas of Building and property, Energy, Industry and Infrastructure. With us, you will meet specialist engineers with the breadth, cutting edge expertise and not least energy to create the results you want. We are continuing to grow rapidly and our activities are spread across 80 locations in Sweden, Finland and Norway. In 2014, Rejlers had revenue of SEK 1.7 billion and its Class B share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Interim Report, April - June 2015

Extract of CEO Zoran Covic’s commentary to the interim report. Second quarter 2015 compared to 2014 •   Net sales increased by 34 percent to SEK 1,575 million (1,179). •   Operating profit rose by 72 percent to SEK 21.7 million (12.6). •   Order intake was SEK 2,019 million (1,592), up 27 percent. •   Profit after tax per share was SEK 0.98 (0.57), before and after dilution. •   The period was the first time eWork had over 5,000 consultants on assignment simultaneously. First half-year 2015 compared to 2014 •   Net sales increased by 33 percent to SEK 3,032 million (2,283). •   Operating profit rose by 50 percent to SEK 38.9 million (26.0). •   Operating margin expanded progressively, explained by growth in the number ofconsultants on new assignments. •   eWork judges that it outgrew the market, and thus won market share. The full interim report is available via link below and on www.ework.se Contacts for more information Zoran Covic, President and CEO, +46 8 50 60 55 00, +46 706 65 65 17Magnus Eriksson, CFO, +46 8 50 60 55 00, +46 733 82 84 80 eWork Scandinavia AB is a complete consultant provider with over 5,000 consultants on assignment within the fields of IT, telecom, technology, and business development. eWork offers an objective selection of specialists from the largest consultant network on the market with over 65,000 consultants, offering clients better pricing, quality and time efficiency. eWork has framework agreements with more than 140 clients among the Nordic region’s leading companies active in most sectors. The Company’s share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. The information hereby disclosed is mandatory for eWork Scandinavia AB (publ) to publish pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act.

Members of group management and board of directors acquire shares in Capio from the main shareholder

Certain members of Capio AB (publ)’s (”Capio”) group management, including its President and CEO, Thomas Berglund, and board of directors have acquired a total of 1,197,176 shares in Capio from its main shareholder, Ygeia Equity AB[1] (“Ygeia”) (the “Transaction”). The shares were acquired at the prevailing market price. Following the Transaction and assuming that the over-allotment option granted to J.P. Morgan and SEB in the initial public offering and listing of Capio (the “IPO”) is fully exercised, Ygeia holds 84,608,473 shares, corresponding to 59.9% of the total number of shares in Capio. J.P. Morgan and SEB have, in their capacity as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in the IPO agreed to a waiver of the lock-up undertaking entered into by Ygeia in connection with the IPO, for the purposes of the Transaction. Ygeia will continue to be bound by the lock-up undertaking with respect to its remaining shareholding in Capio. The board of Directors of Capio AB (publ). For information, please contact:Henrik Brehmer, SVP Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Capio ABTelephone: +46 761 11 3414 [1] Ygeia Equity AB is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VI (“Nordic Capital”), the Apax Europe VI fund (advised by Apax Partners LLP) (“Apax Partners”) and the Apax France VII fund (managed by Apax Partners S.A, “Apax France”).

Medivir announces that Janssen submitted supplemental New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for OLYSIO® (simeprevir) in combination with sofosbuvir

Stockholm, Sweden — Medivir AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: MVIR) today announces that Janssen Products, LP (Janssen ), has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update the label for once-daily, all-oral OLYSIO® (simeprevir). OLYSIO® is a hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor, currently approved in the U.S. for use with sofosbuvir for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection as a 12-week treatment for patients without cirrhosis or a 24-week treatment regimen for patients with cirrhosis. Sofosbuvir is a nucleotide analogue NS5B polymerase inhibitor marketed by Gilead Sciences, Inc. OLYSIO® was approved in November 2014 in combination with sofosbuvir based on the phase II COSMOS clinical trial. This sNDA is based on results from the phase III OPTIMIST-1 and OPTIMIST-2 trials, which evaluated 12 and eight weeks of therapy for genotype 1 CHC adult patients without cirrhosis, and 12 weeks of therapy for genotype 1 CHC adult patients with cirrhosis. Results from the OPTIMIST trials were presented in April 2015 at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) in Vienna. Please visit www.jnj.com/releases for more information. For further information, please contact:Ola Burmark, CFO Medivir AB, mobile: +46 (0)725-480 580. Medivir is required under the Securities Markets Act to make the information in this press release public. The information was submitted for publication at 8.30 CET on 24 July 2015. About Simeprevir (OLYSIO®)Simeprevir is an NS3/4A protease inhibitor jointly developed by Janssen Sciences Ireland UC and Medivir AB and indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection as a component of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. Simeprevir efficacy has been established in HCV genotype 1 and HCV genotype 4 infected patients with compensated liver disease, including cirrhosis. Janssen is responsible for the global clinical development of simeprevir and has exclusive, worldwide marketing rights, except in the Nordic countries. Medivir AB retains marketing rights for simeprevir in these countries under the marketing authorization held by Janssen-Cilag International NV. In November 2013, simeprevir was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and, in May 2014, it was granted marketing authorisation by the European Commission. Subsequent marketing authorisations have followed in several other countries around the world. Indications vary by market. About MedivirMedivir is a research based pharmaceutical company with a research focus on infectious diseases and oncology. We have a leading competence within protease inhibitor design and nucleotide/nucleoside science and we are dedicated to develop innovative pharmaceuticals that meet great unmet medical need. Our commercial organization provides a growing portfolio of specialty care pharmaceuticals on the Nordic market. Medivir is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List.

Brain structure reveals ability to regulate emotions

We all vary in how often we become happy, sad or angry, and also in how strongly these emotions are expressed. This variability is a part of our personality and can be seen as a a positive aspect that increases diversity in society. However, there are people that find it so difficult to regulate their emotions that it has a serious impact on their work, family and social life. These individuals may be given an emotional instability diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder.Previous studies have shown that people diagnosed with emotional instability disorders exhibit a decrease in the volume of certain brain areas. The scientists wanted to know if these areas are also associated with the variability in the ability to regulate emotions that can be seen in healthy individuals. In the current study, 87 healthy subjects were given a clinical questionnaire and asked to rate to what degree they have problems with regulating emotions in their everyday lives. The brains of the subjects were then scanned with MRI. The scientists found that an area in the lower frontal lobe, the so-called orbitofrontal cortex, exhibited smaller volumes in the healthy individuals that reported that they have problems with regulating emotions. The greater the problems, the smaller the volume detected. The same area is known to have a decreased volume in patients with borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. Similar findings were also seen in other areas of the brain that are known for being important in the regulation of emotions.“The results support the idea that there is a continuum in our ability to regulate emotions, and if you are at the extreme end of the spectrum, you are likely to have problems with functioning in society and this leads to a psychiatric diagnosis”, says Associate Professor Predrag Petrovic, first author of the study and researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. "According to this idea, such disorders should not be seen as categorical, that you either have the condition or not. It should rather be seen as an extreme variant in the normal variability of the population”.Publication: ”Significant grey matter changes in a region of the orbitofrontal cortex in healthy participants predicts emotional dysregulation” (http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/07/08/scan.nsv072.abstract), Predrag Petrovic, Carl Johan Ekman, Johanna Klahr, Lars Tigerström, Göran Rydén, Anette G. M. Johansson, Carl Sellgren, Armita Golkar, Andreas Olsson, Arne Öhman, Martin Ingvar and Mikael Landén, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, online 15 June 2015, doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv072.For more information, please contact:Predrag Petrovic, Associate Professor Department of Clinical NeurosciencePhone: +46 8 52483261Mobile: +46 73 5101211E-mail: predrag.petrovic@ki.se

Opcon: Communique from Extra Shareholder’s Meeting

The Extra Shareholder’s Meeting in Opcon AB was held on July 24, 2015 at the offices of the Advokatfirman Vinge, Stockholm.The Extra Shareholder’s Meeting approved of the sale of the Group’s business in compressor technology and Waste Heat Recovery for 400 MSEK. The decision was taken unanimously. All in accordance with the share purchase agreement that has been signed with the Chinese fund Shanghai XingXueKang Investment Partnership which is controlled by the Chinese investment company Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd.This investment company was set up by Fujian Snowman Co. Ltd., which has a 29% stake, and other Chinese investors. Snowman is Opcon’s largest recurring customer and Opcon’s second largest owner controlling 17 % of the capital and votes.The deal includes the newly formed holding company, Opcon Compressor Technology AB, and the subsidiaries Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB, Opcon Energy System AB as well as 48.9796% of the shares in the joint venture in China, Fujian Opcon Energy Technology Co. Ltd. The acquisition also includes all the intellectual property rights relating to compressor technology and Opcon Powerbox as well as the Opcon trademark.With the approval by the Extra Shareholder’s Meeting and the earlier approval by the investment committee of Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd. the share purchase agreement has now been approved and becomes effective.The Purchase Price amounts to 400 MSEK in cash, of which 15% should be paid within 20 working days. The remaining 85% should be paid in cash at closing which is expected on September 30, 2015. Book profit is expected to be around 200 MSEK.Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB (SRM) was founded in 1908 as AB Ljungströms Ångturbin and is the inventor of the screw compressor, among other achievements. SRM is Opcon’s center-of-excellence for compressor technology and holds all intellectual property related to the compressor technology that has been developed by it since the 1930s. Opcon Energy Systems AB is the operating company in the compressor and waste heat recovery part of Opcon’s business and the owner of the Opcon Powerbox technology for generating electricity from low-temperature waste heat. The companies have around 45 employees and had a joint sales turnover of around SEK 71 million in 2014 with an operating profit EBITDA of around SEK 9 million.At the Extra Shareholder’s Meeting the future strategy of the remaining business with its strong focus in Bioenergy was also discussed. The management also declared that they have initiated a strategic and organizational overview of the remaining business which is expected to be finished in autumn.The Board also communicated its intentions to call for another Extra Shareholder’s Meeting after closing of the deal in order to discuss issues like a new name for the company, future strategy and the Company’s future financial strategy.Doing a de-consolidation of the businesses being sold, the balance sheet of the remaining business in the Group, as per Q1, 2015-03-31 would look as follows in comparison with the entire Group. +-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|OPCON GROUP | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|2015-03-31 | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|MSEK |As shown|"De-consolidated" Q1, excl units for sale|| | in Q1 | || |-report | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Fixed assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Tangible fixed assets | 14| 7|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Goodwill | 146| 115|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Other intangible fixed | 156| 48||assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Participations in | 23| 0||associated companies | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Other financial fixed | 41| 41||assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Deferred tax receivable| 39| 39|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total fixed assets | 420| 250|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Current assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Stock | 71| 28|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Securities holding | 1| 1|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Current receivables | 99| 62|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Work in progress, un | 33| 16||-invoiced income, | | ||contracted | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Liqiuid funds | 27| 27|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Assets for sale | 0| 268|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total current assets | 231| 401|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total assets | 651| 651|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Shareholders' equity | 468| 468|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Long-term liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Interest-bearing | 0| 0||provisions and | | ||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Non-interest-bearing | 11| 11||provisions and | | ||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total long-term | 11| 11||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Current liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Interest-bearing | 31| 29||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Non-interest-bearing | 105| 79||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Work in progress, pre | 35| 23||-invoiced income, | | ||contracted | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Liabilities for sale | 0| 41|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total current | 171| 172||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total shareholders' | 651| 651||equity and liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+ The table is a clean de-consolidation of sold businesses where future elements, like the 400 MSEK Purchase Price or the cost of transaction, has not been taken into account. Neither has the internal profit elimination of 38 MSEK that was a result from the sale of technology to and creation of the Joint Venture in 2014 been reversed. Any taxes, together with other cost for the transaction, are estimated to be below 15 MSEK.- “This deal is good for Opcon and Opcon’s shareholders. Opcon will receive SEK 400 million in cash from the sale, which will strengthen the company’s financial position considerably. The remaining part of the Group will have almost 100 employees in Sweden, Germany and the UK with a strong focus on bioenergy,” says Rolf Hasselström, President and CEO of Opcon.- “SRM is a part of Swedish industrial history. That SRM and Opcon Energy Systems along with our new cutting-edge energy- and environmental technology Opcon Powerbox are now being sold to China is something of a sign of our times. The majority of our sales turnover in these companies already have Chinese final customers, and we see how the Chinese are now investing heavily in industry, renewable energy and increased energy efficiency. We are convinced that this agreement will be positive for the companies and their employees and we feel confident that this will give SRM and Opcon Energy Systems the increased resources and contacts needed in the fast-growing Chinese market in order to develop, grow and to employ even more people also in Sweden” says Rolf Hasselström, President and CEO of Opcon.Advisors to Opcon have been Awapatent AB, Hamilton Advokatbyrå and Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag. Legal advisor for the Buyer has been Advokatfirman Vinge.For further information, please contact:Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, tel. 08-466 45 11, 070-592 54 53Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, SwedenTel. 08-466 45 00, fax 08-716 76 61e-mail: info@opcon.sewww.opcon.seThe Opcon GroupOpcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy.Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 140 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area:Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: compressor technology, electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge, recycling industry and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.Opcon AB (publ) is obliged to disclose the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish law governing the securities markets and/or trading in financial instruments.The information was submitted for publication at 11.20 (CET) on Friday July 24 2015.

The Tunnock’s guide to… Neste Oil Rally Finland

The Tunnock’s guide to… Neste Oil Rally Finland Welcome from Neste Oil Rally Finland organisers:The 2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland was highly praised as the best ever event in Finland by many: competitors, media and spectators included. Everyone wanted it to stay the same for 2015, but obviously that would have been too easy. And maybe a bit dull, too. So we went and changed it a bit. We believe the overall shortening of the rally week with a Tuesday recce start and a more relaxed Thursday with only shakedown and Harju will be much favoured by our competitors. And so will be the really long version of Ouninpohja, the new part of Jukojärvi and highly challenging Myhinpää Power Stage, too. Not only our route has been changed, but also the sideshows have been under scrutiny. This year, we will be celebrating some of the biggest heroes in the history of our sport as many of the Flying Finns will be gathering in Jyväskylä. And, as the night falls, there will be music in the air at the Rally Zone right next to our Paviljonki Service Park. Once again, there will be four days full of rally action in Jyväskylä, not to mention the three nights in between – we wish you welcome to join the fun with us! Dates and data:FIA World Rally Championship round 8/13WRC – WRC2 – WRC3 – Junior WRC – Drive DMACK Fiesta TrophyDate: 30.07.15 – 02.08.15Based: JyväskyläService: Jyväskylä, PaviljonkiStages: 20Competitive distance: 320.00km (198.84 miles)Liaison distance: 940.60km (584.48 miles)Total distance: 1260.60km (783.33 miles)Longest stage: Ouninpohja 34.39km (21.36 miles)Shortest stage: Harju 2.27km (1.41 miles)Currency: EuroTime difference: BST+2/GMT+3/UTC+3Languages: Finnish, SwedishFinland population: 5.4 millionCapital: Helsinki Shakedown: The Ruuhimäki stage is being used with a slight tweak from last year. The stage is 4.62km (2.87 miles) long and is located 34km (21 miles) away from the service park. Shakedown runs on Thursday July 30 from 0800-1300. Itinerary: Thursday July 30 Start Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1842 SS1 Harju 1 2.27km (1.41 miles) 1900 Friday July 31 SS2 Pihlajakoski 1 14.51km (9.01 miles)         0928 SS3 Päijälä 1 23.56km (14.64 miles) 1036 SS4 Ouninpohja 1 34.39km (21.36 miles) 1129 SS5 Himos 1 5.62km (3.49 miles) 1242 Tyre fitting zone, Jamsa 1252 SS6 Pihlajakoski 2 14.51km (9.01 miles)         1428 SS7 Päijälä 2 23.56km (14.64 miles) 1536 SS8 Ouninpohja 2 34.39km (21.36 miles) 1629 SS9 Himos 2 5.62km (3.49 miles) 1742 SS10 Harju 2 2.27km (1.41 miles)        1900 Service Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1920 Saturday August 1 SS11 Mökkiperä 1 13.84km (8.60 miles) 0808 SS12 Jukojärvi 1 21.14km (13.13 miles) 0926 SS13 Surkee 1 14.95km (9.28 miles) 1103 SS14 Horkka 1 15.59km (9.68 miles) 1156 Service Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1301 SS15 Mökkiperä 2 13.84km (8.60 miles) 1437 SS16 Jukojärvi 2 21.14km (13.13 miles) 1555 SS17 Surkee 2 14.95km (9.28 miles) 1732 SS18 Horkka 2 15.59km (9.68 miles) 1825 Service Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1930 Sunday August 2 SS19 Myhinpää 1 14.13km (8.78 miles) 1043 SS20 Myhinpää 2 14.13km (8.78 miles) 1308 Finish Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1600 Changes from last year: Only three stages remain unchanged from last year (Pihlajakoski, Mökkiperä and Surkee). The other seven stages are altered to varying degrees. There are no completely new stages, but Päijälä, Himos, Jukojärvi, Horkka and Myhinpää all have previously unused sections included. Last year: The records show that Jari-Matti Latvala led this event from start to finish last year, but what they don’t speak of is one of the most dramatic battles ever to take place through the Finnish forests. Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila were in control of the event until a brake problem on the second run through Jukojärvi. He lost all but 3.4 of his 31.1-second lead and was expected to be passed by Volkswagen team-mate Sebastien Ogier on the final day. Instead, Latvala found another gear and took an emotional win. Citroën’s Kris Meeke took a strong third, having battled with the Polo pair for the first half of the rally before settling for the final step of the podium. Karl Kruuda guided his Ford Fiesta S2000 to a comfortable win in WRC2, while prize drive winner Teemu Suninen surprised everybody on his world championship debut, taking WRC3 in a Citroën DS3 R3. Because Suninen wasn’t registered for Junior WRC, that award went to Martin Koči (Citroën DS3 R3). Result: 1 Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 2h57m32.2s; 2 Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkwagen Polo R WRC) +3.6s; 3 Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (Citroën DS 3 WRC) +50.6s. Winner’s average speed: 122.09kph (75.86mph) Top 10 running order (day one): 1 1 Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 2 9 Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 3 4 Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 4 2 Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 5 7 Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) 6 3 Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 7 5 Elfyn Evans/Daniel Barritt (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) 8 20 Hayden Paddon/John Kennard (Hyundai i20 WRC) 9 6 Ott Tanak/Raigo Mölder (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) 10 8 Dani Sordo/Marc Marti (Hyundai i20 WRC) Championship positions… 1 Ogier 161 points; 2 Mikkelsen 83; 3 Østberg 69; 4 Latvala 66; Neuville 58; Meeke 53 Leading WRC2 runners: 33 Stéphane Lefebvre/Stéphane Prevot (Citroën DS 3 RRC) 36 Karl Kruuda/Martin Järveoja (Citroën DS 3 R5) 38 Jarkko Nikara/Kaj Lindstrom (Ford Fiesta R5) 39 Yurii Protasov/Pavlo Cherepin (Ford Fiesta RRC) 40 Potus Tidemand/Emil Axelsson (Škoda Fabia R5) 42 Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (Škoda Fabia R5) 44 Craig Breen/Scott Martin (Peugeot 208 T16) 45 Eyvind Brynildsen/Anders Fredriksson (Ford Fiesta RRC) 50 Sander Pärn/James Morgan (Ford Fiesta RRC) Championship positions… 1 Jari Ketomaa 67 points; 2 Nasser Al-Attiyah 60; 3 Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 57; 4 Protasov 47; 5 Lappi 45; 6 Tidemand 43 Scoring from 6 of their first 7 registered rallies Leading Junior WRC runners: 52 Simone Tempestini/Matteo Chiarcossi (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 53 Ola Christian Veiby/Anders Jaeger (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 54 Dan McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 60 Quentin Gilbert/Renaud Jamoul (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 62 Henri Haapamäki/Marko Salminen (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 69 Jari Huttunen/Antti Linnaketo (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) Championship positions: 1 Gilbert 56 points; 2 Tempestini 45; 3 Haapamäki 30; 4 Veiby 25; 5 Christian Riedemann/Osian Pryce 18 Tunnock’s key stage: Ouninpohja 34.39km (21.36 miles) Friday July 31, SS4/8 1129/1629Ouninpohja is one of Finland’s all-time classic stages and has grown in both length and stature down the years. Traditionally run on the first evening of the rally, this super-fast test started close to the Kakaristo junction (where the stage started from last year) and finish 25.1km (15.59 miles) later, alongside electricity pole 163, just after the Hämepohja junction. Driving an Audi Quattro E2 in 1985, Hannu Mikkola set a stage record, completing in 11m35. Sebastien Ogier completed the 33.01km (20.51 miles) in 15m08.9s two years ago. This year’s route is longer still, with the start moving back to where it was in 2002. Markku Alén says: “Ouninpohja is a legend – the king of all stages. It was wild, especially in a Group B car. Lancia had a bigger spoiler just for Ouninpohja, which would press the rear wheels into the ground so you could take incredible risks and still find traction.”  Weather with you: Rain during the recce is likely to continue into the opening day of competition, but the weekend is expected to brighten with long periods of sunshine. Daytime temperatures are likely to range from 15-23 Celsius. The media week: Tuesday July 28 1400 Accreditation opens (Sokos Hotel Alexandra) 1400 Media centre opens (Rally HQ) Wednesday July 29 1700 Photographers’ briefing (Rally HQ) 1745 M-Sport Happy Hour (service park) 1800 Volkswagen meet the crews (service park) 1800-2000 Drivers meet local children and drive pedal cars (WRC Square, service park) 1815 Hyundai meet the crews (service park) 1945 Citroën media cocktails (service park) Thursday July 30 0800 Shakedown, Ruuhimäki 1200 Top three fastest drivers at shakedown interviewed (WRC Stage, service park) 1300 FIA pre-event press conference (media centre) 1600 Unveiling Champion’s Park close to Rally HQ Friday July 31 Approximately 1945 Top three drivers interviewed (WRC Stage, service park) Saturday August 1 Approximately 2000 Top three drivers interviewed (WRC Stage, service park) Sunday August 2 1645 FIA post-event press conference (media centre) 1900 provisional final classification published Where’s the? Accreditation? same place as last year, Sokos Hotel Alexandra – over the road from the train station car park. Media centre? same place as last year, inside Rally HQ in the Paviljonki building. In-control? same place as last year. Walk away from the manufacturers’ service area and through the support series and the cars will come in from Schaumanin puistotie. Press car park? same place as last year – in the same multi-story car park you would use for the Paviljonki Hotel. Party on Sunday night? It’s a TBA, but the Brick’s not a bad place to start. Or finish. Caramel Wafers? Colin McRae’s favourite biscuits, you know. Hmm, take a peak in M-Sport’s hospitality, you might be surprised… Tunnock’s Restaurant recommendation: Figaro (www.figaro.fi +358 (0)20 7669810) Neste Oil Rally Finland… a potted history Known as the Jyväskylän Suurajot (Jyväskylä Grand Prix) this rally first ran in 1951, when 23 of 26 crews made the finish of a route running from Jyväskylä all the way up to Rovaniemi and back via a hillclimb and an acceleration and braking test. Arvo Karlsson and Vilho Mattila won in their Austin Atlantic. A year later and three special stages arrived and the true Rally of 1,000 Lakes was born. The event has always remained rooted and routed around the city of Jyväskylä and was dominated by the Scandinavian drivers until Carlos Sainz’s victory in 1990. Recent winners Neste Oil Rally Finland: 2005: Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen (Peugeot 307 WRC Evo 2) 2006: Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen (Ford Focus RS WRC 06) 2007: Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen (Ford Focus RS WRC 07) 2008: Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroën C4 WRC) 2009: Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen (Ford Focus RS WRC 09) 2010: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Ford Focus RS WRC 09) 2011: Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 2012: Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 2013: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 2014: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) Most successful drivers on Finland’s round of the WRC: Marcus Grönholm (7) Markku Alén (6) Tommi Mäkinen/Hannu Mikkola (4) Juha Kankkunen/Sébastien Loeb (3) Stuart Loudon says… I love Finland. Everybody loves Finland. It’s the most incredible place to go and watch rally cars flying through the forest. But it’s even more incredible from the inside! I’ve done Neste Oil Rally Finland twice, the first time in 2012 with John MacCrone, when we finished fifth in the WRC Academy in a Ford Fiesta R2 and then a year later with Robert Barrable. Rob and I finished seventh in WRC2 on our first outing in a Fiesta R5. Both times I loved it. I’m ‘doing’ Finland again this year, but this time I’m doing the rounds… I’m co-driving for Keith Cronin in 2015, but our season never really got started – we crashed heavily in pre-event test in Portugal. I know people always say this, but I really don’t believe the accident was Keith’s fault. The result, however, was that we rolled off the edge of the road, landed on the roof of the DS 3 R5 and pretty much wrecked it. And our season. Keith’s working away getting the car sorted and I’m really hoping to be able to be back out again with him this year – he’s a hugely talented driver and I’m confident we would have been right up at the sharp end of the WRC2 this season, had things turned out a little differently. In the meantime, I need to get back in a car and get out competing again. I’ve started to get some good experience of the World Rally Championship and I want to push that forward now. I’m working as hard as ever on my fitness and competing on some rallies in China with Alister McRae is certainly keeping my eye in, but I’m still absolutely determined to carve out my future in the world championship and that’s why I’m in Finland to meet, greet and get to know more folk. And, of course, to enjoy the sights, sounds and sensational action the WRC has to offer.   Stuart Loudon is a semi-professional co-driver who has started 52 rallies, 18 of which are rounds of the World Rally Championship and one of which was with an Ashes-winning English cricketer. He makes biscuits in the family business when he’s not working towards his dream of becoming a factory co-driver in the WRC. Pictures courtesy of Red Bull Media House/Volkswagen Motorsport Stuart Loudon media enquiries Sandra Evans +44 7887 693993 Sandra@wordspr.com To access the library of press releases please click the link: http://www.wordspr.com/our-work/stuart-loudon (http://wordspr.us10.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=43668b1d80abd95365e33dd63&id=c8e53fecb6&e=b2458061eb)

UK Drone Show Announces Speakers and First Indoor First Person View Racing Circuit

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Ofcom will be taking the stage at December’s UK Drone Show in Birmingham to announce the very latest drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) news to the who’s who of the drone industry. The Drone Show is the UK’s only public exhibition dedicated to the safe use of drone and UAV technology. On December 5th and 6th, Birmingham’s NEC Arena will see the CAA take centre stage, discussing UAV and drone regulations with commercial and consumer customers alike for the first time. The regulator is expected to outline current thinking on how oversight of the rapidly expanding UAV sector will evolve over the short to medium term. As well as addressing issues such as misuse and dangerous flying by recreational users, Ofcom will also be announcing the very latest reports from the regulatory body. Other selected speakers will include Gerry Corbett, UAS Programme Lead for the CAA, Philip Heath a senior partner from CoverDrone Insurance, Paul Rigby from ARPAS, Stef Williams from Aerialworx, John Moorland Chief Operating officer from EuroUSC, John Wright from FlightPath and many more. Recent press speculation about drone operators has raised the subject of training. Organisers will be staging a series of high quality training sessions at the show over the two days. This will pioneer the way to highlight the need for training in this rapidly growing marketplace. The event will see manufacturers demonstrate new products, celebrity guests will be in attendance as well as tech and drone industry speakers and a brand-new dedicated FPV (First Person View) racing circuit. A rapidly developing sport, FPV racing or drone racing pits drone operators against each other using first person view technology. The show will be the biggest gathering of like-minded manufacturers and consumers the UK industry has ever seen and the launch venue for many new and exciting products.  Richard Wright, the UK Drone Show spokesperson said, “We are extremely excited to be working with the CAA and Ofcom to deliver regulatory information on the use of UAV/Drones in the UK. We are honoured that the UAVHA group who oversees the hard work of the humanitarian organisations and groups working across the world using the UAV/drone technology have chosen our show to host the very first award of its kind.  ”We are equally excited about hosting the UK's first major indoor FPV racing circuit. This new craze is rapidly developing in to one of the world’s fastest growing sports.” To find out more about The 2015 UK Drone Show, go to: www.ukdroneshow.com or email info@ukdroneshow.com.                                                                                                                        

Shades of Bad New Web series-Byte sized soap opera for people on the go.

A brand new web based micro soap is set to stir up commuters and others on the go. ‘Shades of bad’ is a byte sized micro black comedy soap opera which runs for only 3 minutes per episode and is released every Sunday and is aimed at people on the go. At a time when most of us have at least two mobile devices actors Lynn Beaumont and Jean Heard decided that this was the perfect time to create their own work for the internet. ‘Shades of Bad’ is soap opera that people can dip into on their coffee breaks, tubes and buses. The story is of a woman scorned named Doris Shades who accidently becomes a serial killer after discovering that her husband has been cheating on her. But she doesn't do the obvious like tear his clothes to shreds or throw him out. She goes a step further and sets out to kill him. But her best friend Wilma who appears to be a kind and timid soul has in fact, been the one who has been sleeping with Doris's husband, Brad. Doris takes control and soon she has; Wilma round her little finger, her mother in law on the game and a nice little drug empire to stop her thinking about what life could have been like for her in Hampstead suburbia where she lives. This is no ordinary soap! Directed by young up and coming film director Buster Blackledge, it is a stylised piece, shot like a film with HD quality. Each episode is enhanced by incidental music which adds to its tension and impact of each byte. With so many of us carrying mobile devices it is no wonder that there is already a fan following for this edgy sometimes terrifying black comedy. With major film festivals embracing web series it is something that many independent film companies are now leaning towards. Actors Jean Heard, Lynn Beaumont and Donna Flinn head up the cast. All three over 50 and have been in the industry since teenagers are now once again concentrating on their own careers since their children have flown the nest. All their children are carving out careers in the industry leaving them to restart theirs after bringing them up and ferrying them to castings. With so many TV channels and the internet, there are great opportunities for the entrepreneurial actor. But is there time for them to impact their careers? With so few jobs for woman over fifty it is hopefully a great opportunity for them all. The micro soap has already attracted attention from celebrities happy to guest star in this shocking soap. James Whale has recently filmed an episode where he will appear as Police Inspector J.W. but not till January 3rd 2016. Episodes are released every Sunday for current play list follow this link http://dld.bz/dMGWJ

Three New Members Named to Montgomery College Board of Trustees

Robert J. Hydorn, Robert “Bob” Levey and Montgomery College student Luis Rosales have been appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Montgomery College Board of Trustees. Hydorn, Levey and Rosales replace trustees who have completed their terms on the board. Hydorn and Levey will assume the seats previously occupied by Trustees Stephen Z. Kaufman and Reginald M. Felton, and are appointed to terms ending in 2019. Rosales will serve one year as the student trustee.Robert Hydorn, the College’s 2011 recipient of the Milton F. Clogg Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, first came to Montgomery College as a student in 1968. Hydorn has served as president of the College’s Alumni Association and as a representative on the Montgomery College Foundation Board. He is also the longest-serving president of the Montgomery Village Board of Directors, having served from 2007 to 2014. Hydorn worked for Fitzgerald Auto Malls for almost 30 years including serving as the company’s vice president. Bob Levey is an award-winning journalist who wrote for The Washington Post for 36 years; his daily column “Bob Levey’s Washington” appeared on the pages of the newspaper from 1981-2004. He is also the author, with wife Jane Freundel Levy, of Washington Album: A Pictorial History of the Nation’s Capital. Levey currently writes a monthly column for the Senior Beacon Newspapers. Luis Rosales is an honors student at Montgomery College and is enrolled in the Macklin Business Institute. Originally from El Salvador, Rosales established the Montgomery College chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the US. He is also a board member of GapBuster, Inc., an organization that combats the achievement gap in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Members of the Board of Trustees exercise general oversight for the College and establish policies for operating the College and implementing its mission. The board’s authority also includes setting the salaries and tenure requirements for the College president, faculty, and other employees of the College, as well as establishing entrance requirements, course offerings and tuition rates. For more information about the Montgomery College Board of Trustees, visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/exploremc/bot or contact the Board of Trustees Office at 240-567-5272.###Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.


Monday July 27, 2015 - Panoro Energy ASA ("PEN", OSE ticker code), the independent E&P company with assets in Nigeria and Gabon, is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on the Aje-5 production well on the OML 113 license, offshore Nigeria. The well is being drilled with the Saipem Scarabeo 3 semi-submersible drilling rig. Aje is an offshore field located in the western part of Nigeria in the Dahomey Basin close to the border with Benin. The field is situated in water depths ranging from 100 to 1,000 metres about 24 km from the coast. Panoro Energy holds a 6.502% participating interest in OML 113 (with a 12.1913% revenue interest and 16.255% paying interest in the Aje Field). The Aje Field contains hydrocarbon resources in sandstone reservoirs in three main levels - a Turonian gas condensate reservoir, a Cenomanian oil reservoir and an Albian gas condensate reservoir. The Aje-5 well is being drilled from a seabed location close to Aje-4 in 300 metres water depth.  The well will be drilled as a deviated well targeting a location close to the Aje-2 subsurface location where that well encountered and tested high quality oil-bearing Cenomanian reservoir. Following drilling, the Aje-5 well will be completed as a subsea oil production well. The drilling and completion for Aje-5 is expected to take approximately 70 days. Following this the rig will be used to re-enter the existing Aje-4 well to complete it as a second Cenomanian subsea oil production well. Installation of the production manifold, flowlines, umbilicals and risers will take place in Q4 2015 after which the FPSO vessel the ‘Front Puffin’ will be installed and commissioned. Production is expected to commence by year end 2015 at an initial anticipated production flow rate of approximately 1,100 bopd, net to Panoro from these two wells, in accordance with the first phase of the approved Field Development Plan.

Q-FREE – ATMS frame agreement in the US - 82 MNOK

With this project Intelight will deliver Advanced Traffic Signal Management and Control Software as well as hardware upgrades for the State’s Signalized Intersections at up to 9,500 locations. The project utilizes the latest available Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) technology in the US including Intelight’s MaxTime (TM) Signal Control Software. The project will also deploy Intelight’s Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) software MaxView® Statewide. The MaxView® system allows the State, City and County agencies within the State to standardize around the same local controller and system control software and be network linked across jurisdictional boundaries Statewide. Under this contract, the Georgia Department of Transportation is investing in the most advanced technology available in the North American traffic signal control market, committing their support for open hardware and software standards, and intends to use their new partnership with Intelight to further develop and enhance Intelight’s innovative platform.  The Contract is open-ended but estimated by the State at NOK 82 million value in the contract’s first year. The first purchase orders under the new project are expected during the fourth quarter of 2015, totaling approximately NOK 20 million.  -This is a showcase project for Intelight, incorporating Intelight’s leading edge technology from the local intersections through a series of networked ITS Management Centers to a State wide solution, comments Intelight’s founder and President, Craig Gardner.  -This is a showcase project for Intelight, incorporating Intelight’s leading edge technology from the local intersections through a series of networked ITS Management Centers to a State wide solution, comments Intelight’s founder and President, Craig Gardner. -We are very pleased to see Intelight succeed as part of Q-Free. This is an important win for us, and it demonstrates the attractiveness of the Intelight technology platform, comments CEO in Q-Free, Thomas Falck. For further information please contact: CEO Thomas Falck, cell +47 468 00 767 CFO Roar Østbø, cell +47 932 45 175 About Q-Free Q-Free is a leading global supplier of products and solutions within Road User Charging and Advanced Transportation Management Systems. The Q-Free Group has approximately 400 employees with offices in 19 countries and presence on all continents. The Q-Free head office is in Trondheim ,Norway. Q-Free is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker QFR. www.q-free.com Twitter: @Q-FreeASA

Finnair signs freighter sharing deal with IAG Cargo to increase connectivity between Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas

Finnair Cargo, a fully owned subsidiary of Finnair, has expanded its network after signing an innovative freighter sharing deal with IAG Cargo. The route will be operated by an A300-600 cargo freighter, which will fly between London and Helsinki. London becomes Finnair's third cargo hub in Europe in addition to Helsinki and Brussels. The creation of the new cargo bridge, which will connect the two carrier's networks, is an important strategic move for Finnair Cargo. It will enable the opening of tens of new destinations in North America in addition to its current routes. Antti Kuusenmäki, VP, Head of Finnair Cargo, commented: "We are happy to announce the opening of our third hub in London, which is continuing the home market expansion we successfully started by establishing the Brussels hub three years ago. This partnership with IAG Cargo offers our customers considerably improved connections between Asia and the UK, and adds tens of new great connections between our Nordic home market, North America and Asia." Steve Gunning, CEO of IAG Cargo, commented: “With Finnair’s excellent reach into Asia and our strength in the Americas, this deal will open up new markets for our customers while supporting the responsible management of capacity on our network.” The freighter, which has a 43 ton capacity, will fly twice a week and provides Finnair with the ability to easily route cargo through London. This deal benefits customers by significantly improving connectivity between Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Finnair Cargo Finnair is the largest Nordic cargo carrier, transporting nearly 150,000 tons of freight and mail annually, with cargo logistics hubs in Helsinki and Brussels as well as an extensive GSA network in over 40 countries. Specialized in air cargo traffic between Europe and Asia, Finnair Cargo connects 15 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe and North America. Cool to care - Finnair Cargo’s Nordic Pharma Chain offers reliable shipping for fragile healthcare products that require temperature controlled transport.

Frank Kevane CEO Copper and Brass Sales to Retire; Succeeded by Edward Kurasz

Frank Kevane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Copper and Brass Sales, AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com divisions of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, Inc. (http://www.tkmna.com/tkmna/index.html) (TKMNA), has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 30. Joining the company is Edward Kurasz, who will become the new President and CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2015. Kurasz joins the company from Atkore International, Harvey, Ill., where he previously served as Vice President and General Manager. “Frank has played an instrumental role in our success during his nearly 35 years with the company. We thank him for his contributions in so many areas and wish him the best in a well-deserved retirement,” TKMNA President and CEO Christian Dohr said in announcing the changes. “Ed’s experience and strong skill set are particularly well-suited for our company and we look forward to continue growing our business and developing our people and services under his leadership.” Kevane began his career with TKMNA’s Copper and Brass Sales division in 1973 at the company’s Dayton, Ohio, location and held a variety of sales positions over subsequent years. He left the company in 1979 and returned in 1987 as General Manager of the Detroit location. Kevane became Vice President of the company’s North East and South East Regions during the 1990s. In 1999, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources and assumed additional responsibilities for information technology as the Chief People and Information Officer in 2001. He was promoted to CEO of Copper and Brass Sales in 2003, assuming management of AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com as well. Prior to joining TKMNA, Kurasz reported to the CEO and managed four business units for Atkore. He previously served as President of the Pipe, Tube and Conduit Group for Atkore and Global Vice President, Pipe and Tube, for Tyco International. Kurasz also served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He will be based in the company’s Southfield, Mich., headquarters. The Copper and Brass Sales division will report to Kurasz effective Oct. 1. The AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com divisions will initially report to Dohr after Kurasz assumes his new role. After an interim transition period, the divisions will report to Kurasz going forward.

Sprint Bioscience enters into collaboration with Bayer HealthCare on tumor metabolism program

Sprint Bioscience AB (publ) (Sprint Bioscience) and Bayer HealthCare (Bayer) have entered into a collaboration and license agreement for the research, development, and commercialization of oncological drug candidates. Under the agreement, Sprint Bioscience licenses an early-stage inhibitor program targeting tumor metabolism to Bayer. Subsequently, Bayer will have full control over further development and worldwide commercialization rights for potential cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. – “We are very happy to have entered into this agreement for one of our tumor metabolism projects. We are convinced that Bayer is a perfect partner to further develop this program. This agreement also gives us the opportunity to further invest in the expansion of our portfolio within the area of tumor metabolism,” said Dr Anders Åberg, CEO of Sprint Bioscience. “Bayer is committed to translating the findings of cancer research into effective therapies to improve the quality of life of patients. Addressing the metabolism of cancer cells is a promising approach in oncology and one of our focus areas in cancer research at Bayer,” said Professor Andreas Busch, Head of Global Drug Discovery and member of the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare. “We are looking forward to expanding our portfolio in this area through the agreement with Sprint Bioscience. This early research program has the potential to lead to new treatment options for cancer patients.” As a result of a tumor's uncontrolled growth, cancer cells exhibit an altered metabolism (tumor metabolism) and thereby are often resistant to conventional radiation- and chemotherapy. Sprint Bioscience has developed molecules inhibiting a novel metabolic target, which is vital for cancer cell survival. Such inhibitors can potentially lead to effective new treatments by selectively affecting cancer cells. Sprint Bioscience is eligible to receive up to approximately 190 Million Euro in potential preclinical, clinical and net sales based milestone payments, including an upfront payment from Bayer upon signing of the agreement. Furthermore, Sprint Bioscience is also eligible to receive royalties on worldwide net sales of any resulting products under the collaboration. About Sprint Bioscience Sprint Bioscience AB (publ) is part of the new Swedish pharmaceutical industry. The company has the goal to develop drug candidates for the global pharmaceutical market within the field of oncology in a more time- and resource-efficient manner. Sprint Bioscience is situated in Stockholm, Sweden. Sprint Bioscience share is listed on NASDAQ First North and traded under the name SPRINT. Additional information is available on the company website; www.sprintbioscience.com.Certified Advisor is Redeye, www.redeye.se. About Bayer HealthCare The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of around EUR 20.0 billion (2014), is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare’s aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 60,700 employees (Dec 31, 2014) and is represented in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.healthcare.bayer.com. 

PA Resources submits Zarat Field Plan of Development

PA Resources is pleased to announce that it has submitted an updated Zarat Field Plan of Development to the Tunisian authorities. This Plan of Development is a technically and commercially robust plan which has been constructed by the Zarat Field joint development team; an integrated team comprising of staff from both PA Resources and the state oil company, ETAP (L’Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières). The Zarat Field is a large, shallow-water, gas-condensate and oil field containing estimated recoverable reserves of 147 mmboe. It is Tunisia’s largest undeveloped field and production from Zarat Field will be critical in alleviating a forecast future gas supply deficit in Tunisia. Zarat Field is geologically similar to PA Resources’ nearby Didon Field and to other producing fields such as Ashtart and Hasdrubal fields in Tunisia and the giant El Bouri and Al Jurf fields in Libya. The Zarat Field extends across two license tracts; the Zarat license to the south and the Joint Oil block to the north. The parties in the Zarat license are PA Resources Tunisia as operator and ETAP. ETAP has the option to back-in to the southern tract for up to a 55% working interest, in which scenario PA Resources would retain 45%, and a decision on this back-in option follows shortly after acceptance of the Plan of Development. The northern tract is held by Joint Oil, which was formed as a joint entity between ETAP (Tunisia) and the National Oil Company (Libya). The proposed development is in two phases, with Phase 1 comprising four production wells and production facilities to process and export 20,000 bbls/d of oil and 100 mmscfg/d of raw gas.  Phase 2 comprises a further four development wells, with expanded facilities to increase capacity to 40,000 bbls/d and 200 mmscf/d of raw gas. First oil would be expected in 2020. The Plan of Development makes full use of existing Gulf of Gabes infrastructure for the reinjection of CO2, the export of sales gas to shore, onshore gas processing and extraction of the LPG stream. The Zarat facilities also have the potential to act as a hub to facilitate development of nearby stranded oil and gas fields in the eastern Gulf of Gabes, such as PA Resources’ Elyssa gas field. Following acceptance of the Zarat Field Plan of Development by the Tunisian authorities, the project will enter a front-end engineering design phase with project sanction during 2017. PA Resources CEO, Mark McAllister commented: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone on the Zarat Field. The Plan of Development is the result of dedicated work and close collaboration between PA Resources and ETAP, which has achieved total alignment on the optimum approach to maximise resource recovery and value from the Zarat Field. The phased approach to development allows reduced capital outlay to achieve commercial production from what is a most important field development for Tunisia”. Stockholm 28 July, 2015PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact: Mark McAllister, President & Chief Executive OfficerPhone:   +44 203 322 0100E-mail:   ir@paresources.se 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 www.paresources.se. 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 08:30 CET 28 July 2015.

Todd Haushalter joins Evolution as Chief Product Officer

Haushalter will join Evolution by 1 September from MGM Resorts International, where he currently holds the Las Vegas-based role of Vice President of Gaming Operations. A gaming industry veteran in experience, knowledge and achievements, if not in years, Haushalter began his gaming career as a high limit casino dealer for London Clubs International in Las Vegas in 2000. His subsequent rapid rise through the ranks of some of the world’s biggest gaming companies included time with Wynn Las Vegas, where he was Senior Gaming Analyst, with Shuffle Master, first as Product Director Asia, based in Macau and then as global Director of Product Development, and with Bally Technologies, as Vice President of Business Strategy. Since 2011 Haushalter has also developed and patented several casino game innovations including a revolutionary, new Baccarat shuffler, a new method for displaying roulette game historical data and trends, and a system for projecting interactive betting spots onto gaming tables as well as new table games. Jens von Bahr, CEO of Evolution, said: “We are thrilled to have attracted such a well-respected star of the gaming world to Evolution. Todd’s vast experience in the land-based sector, his knowledge, his ideas and his US and global track record are all a perfect fit for Evolution as we move forward, and as many operators focus on convergence. He is a top addition to our team and will be instrumental in driving Evolution product innovation and delivery, and penetrating new markets in the Live Casino sector.” Haushalter added: “I’ve worked closely with Evolution before – on the Shuffle Master deal that resulted in side bets being integrated into Evolution’s Live Blackjack, and on other game content. I’m familiar with the company and the Evolution product portfolio and very excited to be joining up with the world’s leading Live Casino provider. This is a different challenge for me in a hugely important sector – and I can’t wait to get started.” 

Rebel opens its doors to public once more

To herald August in, Penryn’s own Rebel Brewing Co are having an open day to announce their member’s club. The membership club is set to launch on the Crowdfunder platform, and seeks to give fans merchandise and bargains on their award winning beers, through an annual membership. On the 1st of August, the company wish to invite all over 18s to come and see the new kit in action. Brewery tours will run continuously throughout the day, and anyone attending will get to sample the full Rebel range and learn about the Crowdfunding opportunities. Having got 4 years of brewing under their belt, the company recently invested profits in a brand new high quality brew kit, with an output of up to 18,000 pints of award winning ales every week. With 50 new signups in the last month, the new kit’s quality speaks for itself. It has also increased the quantity of ale produced; meaning the brewery are set to take on new pubs, bars and restaurants to hoist the sails of this craft ale, and continue to grow. With the delicate, refreshing Surfbum at just 3.5% giving citrusy peach notes, a cool summery beer with a lighter finish will make the perfect accompaniment to a hot day. Whereas if the unpredictable Cornish weather results in stormier skies, delicious thick and malty 80 Shilling is like a drinkable hug, and the 8.5% stout Mexi-cocoa transports drinkers to the centre of Mexico. Rebel make a core range of seven classic ales, and plan to continue to develop new beers using the subscription fees. Head brewer and founder of the company Rob Lowe said, “We have been looking to focus on getting the quality just right, and we’re now confident that our classic range is the best ever. We want to thank our loyal customers by offering benefits, and free tours.” Now stocked nationally, The Rebel Brewing Co have a strong following throughout Cornwall and the rest of the UK. There will be a burger van on site to provide sustenance for those in attendance, and the brewery is accessible by buses to ASDA. To find out more about Rebel, see their website at www.rebelbrewing.co.uk

Announcement from PA Resources’ Annual General Meeting on 28 July 2015

PA Resources AB (publ) held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 28 July 2015 in Stockholm. This is a summary of the most important decisions made by the Annual General Meeting. The annual report for the parent company and the consolidated group’s annual report, together with the auditor’s report for the fiscal year 2014, were presented. The income statement and the balance sheet for both the parent company and the group regarding the fiscal year 2014 were adopted by the meeting. The Meeting decided that no dividend would be paid out for the fiscal year 2014. The members of the Board and the CEO were granted discharge from liability for the fiscal year 2014. The Meeting decided that the Board would comprise of three ordinary members and re-elected Paul Waern and the company’s CEO Mark McAllister and elected the company’s CFO Tomas Hedström as new member.  Paul Waern was elected Chairman of the Board. The Meeting decided to re-appoint Ernst & Young as auditors with the chartered accountant Björn Ohlsson as head auditor. The fees to the Board of Directors were determined by the Meeting to a total of SEK 550,000 (last year 1,650,000) which in its entirety should be paid to the chairman (last year 550,000). No board fee would be paid to the other members since they are employed by the company (last year 275,000 to members who were not employed). The fees to the auditor would be paid according to reasonable and by the Company approved invoice. The Meeting decided to establish a Nomination Committee for the next AGM, whereby the three largest shareholders in the Company as per 30 September 2015 will be asked to appoint one representative each, who together with the Chairman of the Board will comprise the Nomination Committee. In the event that a shareholder does not appoint a member, the next largest shareholder will be asked. The composition of the Nomination Committee must be communicated at the latest six months before the AGM in 2016. The Meeting approved the guidelines proposed by the Board regarding remuneration to the CEO and other senior executives. The Meeting decided to reduce the company’s share capital with SEK 1,403,283,100.80 to SEK 11,316,799.20 for covering of losses and to adopt a new Articles of Association in connection thereto. The reduction will be made without redemption of shares and no permit from the Swedish Companies Registration Office will be required. The CEO of PA Resources, Mark McAllister, addressed the Meeting and reported on the Group’s development during the fiscal year 2014 and the first half year 2015. The presentation is available on the company’s website www.paresources.se. Stockholm, July 28, 2015PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact: Tomas Hedström, Chief Financial OfficerPhone:   +46 8 545 211 50E-mail:   ir@paresources.se 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 www.paresources.se. 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 12:00 CET 28 July 2015.

Print Workz Launches 3D Aluminium Printing for Homes

Online print specialists, Print Workz are offering homes a unique and eye catching way to display photos with the launch of their new 3D aluminium prints. The photo is printed on a patented aluminium panel, which sits ½ inch off a unique background, giving a 3D effect. Prints are delivered to homes ready to hang on the wall using an innovative free invisible hanging system. Using Dibond high quality aluminium for each panel, prints are 3mm thick and are made of three solid layers. Two outer layers of aluminium cradle the centre layer, a hard piece of plastic designed to help keep prints strong and solid. Available in three sizes and dispatched within 7 to 10 working days via courier, the exclusive matte finish prints are UV resistant. They offer a fun, unique and attractive way to show off family photos in the home, bringing contemporary texture to a traditional medium. Prints are available in sizes; · 8" x 10" background with your photo on an 5" x 7" panel · 12" x 12" background with your photo on an 8" x 8" panel · 11" x 14" background with your photo on an 8" x 10" panel Charles Staddon, Production Manager said, “Our 3D aluminium prints are a one of a kind way to personalise any home. Perfect for family photos, the new prints are a great way to showcase stylish snaps this season. “We use only the best quality metal and printing products to ensure that all 3D prints meet the highest standards possible.” Print Workz are the only UK printer offering this type of service. Available in a wide range of designs, 3D prints are an attractive alternative to the traditional canvas print. Covered by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, customers who are not happy with their purchase can return prints within seven days for a full refund. Staddon added, “Our prints stand out in their own right and are a great addition to any home looking for an injection of personality.” For more information visit: http://www.printworkz.co.uk