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

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

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

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

The event will be held on Monday, October 19, at 09:00–11:30 am, at Marriott Riverwalk. Speakers at the event will be Tomas Puusepp, Elekta’s President and CEO, and other members of Elekta’s management team. To attend, please register via It will also be possible to listen in to the Capital Markets Presentation via the web. Please note that we only will be able to take questions from the participants on location in San Antonio. Details will be published on Elekta's webpage ( prior to the meeting. We look forward to your participation on October 19, 2015. Best regards, Johan AnderssonDirector Investor Relations Tobias BülowDirector Financial Communication Frida JohanssonInvestor Relations Coordinator                                     # # # For further information, please contact:Frida Johansson, Investor Relations Coordinator, Elekta AB (publ)Tel: +46 70 866 76 74, e-mail: Frida.Johansson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeAbout ElektaElekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Website:

Special Mega Discount Offer On Quality Backing Tracks for Musicians From Coffee Break Grooves

Coffee Break Grooves, suppliers of the world's finest backing tracks for musicians, has announced a special offer deal for October of 40% OFF any 4 tracks, including the new range of backing tracks for bass players and drummers. The company is well known for its 15-minute length, ultra-high resolution jam tracks for guitarists, saxophonists and other musicians. The jam tracks are available in a range of genres from Smooth Jazz to Funk, Blues, Soul and more, and are perfect for practice sessions, YouTube demos and any situation where musicians need to feel the groove. “We're building on our reputation for supplying what our customers tell us is the best selection of high quality backing tracks anywhere”, says founder Chris Cutler. “Our customers love what we offer, and keep coming back for more, so we must be doing something right” The backing tracks feature professional session musicians, recorded and mixed at 24 bit resolution and distributed in ultra-high 320 kbps MP3 format, but most importantly, they combine superb musicianship with an incredible groove, just begging for a jam! Examples of the tracks can be found on the site, along with YouTube videos of happy customers jamming along. The new bass and drum specific backing tracks have either the bass or drum parts removed from the mix. Bass players can experiment and hone their skills, drummers can let rip in a private space, and all musicians are encouraged to upload the results to YouTube to showcase their playing. To take advantage of the special offer, customers can enter in the coupon - MEGA40 – at the time of checkout. The offer runs alongside a special deal for 3 albums or more using the coupon OCT15. More information can be obtained from ENDS

Logical Translations Goes from Freelance to Business Launch

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

Pre-Fuji Q&A with technical director Jay Davenport

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

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

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

Patent application for new alumina technology approved

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

Fun at the core of Blakesley Hall’s Apple Day

Blakesley Hall’s orchard is providing the inspiration for a fruitful family day out on Sunday 11 October when the historic Tudor house hosts its annual Apple Day celebrations. Apple Day marks this year’s bumper harvest with activities from William Tell-inspired archery to tasting apple juice pressed from Blakesley’s own crop.  For those who prefer their juice fermented, cider courtesy of the renowned Norburys Norrest Farm will be available to sample and purchase, whilst in the hall itself, a golden apple trail rewards intrepid explorers! “We have a real mix of around 16 traditional apple trees on site, from sweet dessert apples to crab apples for making jellies and chutneys, so we’ve got a full day of celebrating this fantastically versatile fruit,” comments museum team manager for Blakesley Hall, Steve Spencer.  “Apples were a common ingredient in Tudor cooking, so it is likely that many of the apples from the orchard would have made it onto the dining table of the Smalbroke family who built the hall in the late 16th century.” Entertainment for the day will be provided by a local troupe of Morris Dancers, Glorishears, with folk music ringing through the air throughout the day.  Following their hard work over the summer, honey bees from the Birmingham and District Bee Keepers Association will be making more sweet treats in their observation hive, with jars of local honey also available to purchase, alongside bags of freshly-picked apples and plants to stock their garden from the plant stall.  Hot food will be available throughout the day or anyone needing a non-apple energy boost. Admission to the event, tea-room and grounds of Blakesley Hall is free, with entry to the hall itself priced at £6.00 for adults and £5.00 for concessions.  For further information, please visit or call 0121 348 8120. ENDS Notes to editors: Other forthcoming events at Blakesley Hall include: Tue 27 Oct – Fri 30 October Haunted House: The Witchfinder Visits… The year is 1645 and the witchfinder general has descended upon Blakesley Hall in search of witches! Find out about this scary episode of British history and see the Hall dressed for Halloween! Suitable for all ages. Adults - £3.00, Under 16s free. Thu 29 October Creepy Crafts Drop in for creepy, crafty fun from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. £2.00 per child. Sat 12 and Sun 13 December Tudor Christmas See Blakesley Hall dressed for a Tudor Christmas and meet Tudor characters preparing for the Yuletide festivities.  Enjoy our small Christmas market, with festive tunes provided by the St Barnabus Hand-bell ringers and choir ‘Divertimento’. Adults £10.00, Concessions £8.00, Children £6.00 Mon 14 & Tue 15 December Christmas Tour and Victorian Magic Lantern Show A ‘Christmas through the ages’ tour of the hall with the emphasis on the Tudor period and see how the Victorians celebrated Christmas with a festive magic lantern show. Festive treats available in the café.      £8 Pre-booking essential (tel-0121 348 8120) Birmingham Museums Trust is an independent charity that manages the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. It uses the collection of around 800,000 objects to provide a wide range of arts, cultural and historical experiences, events and activities that deliver accessible learning, creativity and enjoyment for citizens and visitors to the city. Most areas of the collection are designated as being of national importance, including the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. Attracting over 1 million visits a year, the Trust’s venues include Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle. Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2015 and 2018, Arts Council England plans to invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         0121 285 9899 Email:

Online insurance activity grows as does omnichannel focus

When asked: “What insurance products do you buy online?” the responses were: · motor insurance - 67% (a 7% increase from February 2013 when the initial study** was carried out) · home insurance - 36% (this also increased by 7%) · travel insurance almost doubled to 34% (when previously questioned,18% had bought the product on a mobile device) · the amount of people buying pet insurance online almost tripled to 23% (compared to just 8% previously) · health insurance purchases remained the same at 5% · life insurance doubled from 4% of sales made online (Feb 2013) to 8% (September 2015) The research also revealed that using a price comparison site is the most common way people find products online at 56% (previously it was 23%). Some respondents used multiple ways to purchase their insurance online. The study also revealed: · previously, 59% of people found the insurance they need by using a search engine – this has now dropped to 45% · over a quarter of customers (26%) visit a site direct (an increase of 7%) · insurance purchases made as a result of an email have doubled from 5% in February 2013 to 11% in September 2015. Jason Hulott, Director from Speedie Consultants says: "This is the second in a series of studies looking at people’s insurance buying habits. And while we still see growth in the purchase of insurance online, some products are still growing in popularity while others have stayed the same. “People are also now using multiple options to buy their insurance, as the study suggests that they may have visited a search engine and price comparison site before buying their cover. “It demonstrates that an omnichannel approach to online marketing in the insurance space is important, so making sure you have a presence on multiple channels is the best way to grow your online activity.” Ends *Independent study commissioned by Speedie Consultants using, 28.09.15 ** Independent study commissioned by Speedie Consultants using, 01.02.13

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

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

Artisan Leather Designers Maruse Adds To Handcrafted Office Accessories Range

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

Keeping your powder dry for Civil War at Aston Hall

The autumnal setting of Aston Hall will ring with the sound of musket fire on Sunday 11 October, as the historic property plays host to a party of Civil War soldiers asking the crucial question of the day: “Do you support King or Parliament?” From 11.00am to 4.00pm, costumed re-enactors will patrol the grounds in Civil War recreations which bring to life the fateful moment in English History when Parliament – led by Oliver Cromwell - rebelled against the monarch, Charles I.  “The Civil War was a terrible time for the people of England, with staunch supporters of the monarchy battling against the Parliamentarian forces of Cromwell, but the war was not quite as clear cut as Roundheads against Cavaliers, as throughout the turmoil, soldiers swapped their allegiances depending on how the war was going,” comments Kimberley Biddle, Museum Team Manager for Aston Hall.  “Families were torn apart and forced to fight each other in a war which saw many of the country’s historic castles partially demolished so that they could never again be used as a stronghold. Visitors to Aston Hall will see this it too bears the scars of cannon fire!” Stationed alongside the soldiers throughout the day will be a barber surgeon – a gentleman who, as well as shaving off the soldier’s whiskers, was called upon during battle to tend to the wounded, and even amputate limbs!  With a toolkit comprising scissors, razor, clamps and a saw, visitors can hear stories of the distinctly barbaric steps used to save someone’s life in an age before antibiotics! “Our soldiers will fire their muskets, so although we’re expecting shots to ring out, their aim is true and our barber surgeon will not be required to step in!” adds Kimberley. The costumes of the re-enactors will also come under the spotlight in a mini fashion show, looking at the typical extravagant plumage, flowing hair and decorative trimmings of the Royalists – the term ‘Cavalier’ was first attached to this groups as an insult, but was soon adopted by the King’s supporters – to the more austere and functional clothing, hairstyles and armour of the Roundheads.  Tickets for the event are £6.00 for adults, £5.00 for concessions and free for children aged under 16.  Aston Hall is located within Aston Park, close to junction 6 of the M6.  For more information, please visit or call 0121 348 8263 for more details ENDS

Tax related questions received by former partnership

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

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

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

Finnair Traffic Performance in September 2015

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


ASTRAZENECA COMPLETES DIVESTMENT OF RARE DISEASE MEDICINE CAPRELSA AstraZeneca has announced the global completion of the divestment of Caprelsa® (vandetanib), a rare disease medicine, to Genzyme, a Sanofi company. Genzyme made an upfront payment to AstraZeneca of $165 million to acquire the global rights to sell and develop Caprelsa, and will make further development and sales milestone payments of up to $135 million. The transaction does not include the transfer of any AstraZeneca employees or facilities.  The divestment reinforces AstraZeneca's strategic focus on its three main therapy areas. As an asset divestment, the upfront receipt and any subsequent payments for the agreement will be reported in Other Operating Income in the Company's financial statements. The transaction does not impact AstraZeneca's financial guidance for 2015. About AstraZenecaAstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit: CONTACTS Media Enquiries Esra Erkal-Paler  UK/Global +44 20 7604 8030Vanessa Rhodes  UK/Global +44 20 7604 8037Ayesha Bharmal  UK/Global +44 20 7604 8034Karen Birmingham UK/Global +44 20 7604 8120Jacob Lund  Sweden +46 8 553 260 20Michele Meixell US +1 302 885 2677Investor EnquiriesUKThomas Kudsk Larsen  Oncology +44 20 7604 8199 +44 7818 524185Eugenia Litz RIA +44 20 7604 8233 +44 7884 735627Nick Stone CVMD +44 20 7604 8236 +44 7717 618834Craig Marks ING +44 20 7604 8591 +44 7881 615764Christer Gruvris  +44 20 7604 8126 +44 7827 836825USLindsey Trickett Oncology, ING +1 301 398 5118 +1 240 543 7970Mitch Chan Oncology +1 301 398 1849 +1 301 398 1849Dial / Toll-Free +1 301 398 3251  +1 866 381 7277 Key: RIA - Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity, CVMD - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease,ING - Infection, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal 7 October 2015 -ENDS-

Green framework for Nya SFF’s MTN programme

Jointly with SEB, Nya Svensk FastighetsFinansiering AB (Nya SFF) has developed a Green Framework for the company’s MTN programme. To ensure that Nya SFF’s framework meets stringent environmental standards, it has been reviewed by the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (Cicero), an independent research institute based at the University of Oslo. The Green Framework also provides impetus to the borrowers’ long-term and ambitious activities to realise greener operations. With the Green Framework in place, Nya SFF can issue Green Bonds. Additional information about Nya SFF and the company’s Green Framework can be accessed at the website Hansan AB is the company’s service agent. Nya SFF is co-owned by Catena AB, Diös Fastigheter AB, Fabege AB, Platzer Fastigheter Holding AB and Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to issue Green Bonds via Nya SFF. It is gratifying that our focus on sustainable investments can now also be matched by sustainable funding,” comments Åsa Bergström, Deputy CEO and CFO of Fabege. Fabege AB (publ)                                                                                    For further information, please contact:Christian Hermelin, President and CEO of Fabege, Tel: +46 8 555 148 25, +46 733 87 18 25Åsa Bergström, Deputy CEO and CFO, tel: +46 (0)8-555 148 29, +46 (0)706-66 13 80 This constitutes information that Fabege AB (publ) may be legally obliged to publish under the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was released for publication at 8:00 am CET on 7 October 2015.    Fabege AB (publ) is one of Sweden’s leading property companies focusing mainly on letting and managing office premises and property development. The carrying amount of the company’s property portfolio is approximately SEK 36.4bn. The property portfolio is concentrated in the Stockholm region and has an annualised rental value of SEK 2.2bn and a lettable area of 1.1m sqm. Fabege’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap segment.

Mycronic nomination committee for AGM 2016 appointed

The following persons have been appointed as members of Mycronics’s nomination committee for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2016: Henrik Blomquist, Bure EquityKatja Bergqvist, Catella FonderUlf Strömsten, Handelsbanken FonderPatrik Tigerschiöld, Chairman of the BoardThe nomination committee has been appointed in accordance with the AGM decision on principles  regarding composition of nomination committee adopted by the AGM on 5 May, 2015. The nomination committee represents 47 percent of shares and votes.The AGM 2016 will be held on 3 May, 2016. Shareholders who would like to make proposals to the AGM 2016 should do so in writing on 26 February, 2016, at the latest at the following address: Mycronic AB (publ)Nomination committeeBox 3141S-183 03 TäbySweden Contacts:Patrik TigerschiöldChairman of the Boardvia Marie Edlund, marie.edlund@mycronic.comPer EkstedtCFO+46 8 - 638 52 About Mycronic ABMycronic AB is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of production solutions to the electronics industry. Mycronic headquarters is located in Täby, north of Stockholm and the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information see our web site at:  Mycronic AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, Mid Cap: MYCR. The information is of the type that Mycronic is required to disclose under the Financial Instruments trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on 7 October, 2015.

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

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

Endomines has reached an agreement on closing of its gold hedge

Endomines’ fully owned subsidiary Endomines Oy has reached an agreement with its lender Nordea Bank Finland on buy-back and closing of the remaining 16,400 oz gold hedge for the period July 2015 through December 2016. The buy-back of the gold hedge will take place before Friday 9 October 2015. Endomines will pay the market price of the hedge, estimated to be some 28.8 MSEK (3.1 MEUR), partially in cash 4.7 MSEK (0.5 MEUR) and the remaining balance by obtaining a new 24 MSEK (2.6 MEUR) bank loan. The new bank loan will be pari passu with Endomines’ existing Project Loan with Nordea. The terms and conditions of the loan with Nordea are currently being negotiated between the parties and will be agreed upon in a final loan agreement to be entered into at the end of October 2015. In connection with the loan negotiations, Endomines is evaluating and investigating different options to increase its capital base, including the possibilities of a rights issue, mainly for funding continued exploration.     “By this preliminary agreement Nordea Bank shows continued confidence in Endomines. The cash payment for closing the hedge is relatively modest. The agreement is an important milestone for the financing of the Company and we will have more freedom in our production planning and investment programs in the Karelian Gold Line”, comments Markus Ekberg, CEO of Endomines AB Background and future hedge reporting The gold price in euro has been continuously significantly higher than the hedge price. The Company has from 2011 up to the second quarter 2015 paid more than 155 MSEK (17 MEUR). Due to this, the Company started negotiations to repurchase the remaining part of the gold hedge. The original hedge agreement was signed in connection with obtaining the Project Loan from Nordea Bank in 2009. One of the terms were that a minimum of 50 per cent of the future gold production should be hedged. In total 84,400 oz of gold was hedged and after a change made in 2012 the hedge price for periods ending during 2014-2015 was 843 EUR/oz (remaining 10,400 oz) and for 2016, 796 EUR/oz (6,000 oz). The 2015 hedge has been accounted for according to IAS 39 Hedge Accounting, and will continue so until the end of 2015. This means that the remaining balance of the hedge reserve at the end of the third quarter will be reported against revenues (decreasing revenues) during the fourth quarter of 2015. For further information, please contact:Markus Ekberg, CEO of Endomines AB, tel. +358 40 706 48 50or visit the Company´s home page: Endomines AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:45 CEST on October 7, 2015. About Endomines: Endomines conducts exploration and mining business along the 40 kilometer long Karelian Gold Line. Through various regulatory approvals, Endomines controls the exploration rights to this entire area. The Company’s first mine, Pampalo, started in February 2011. During 2014, Endomines initiated the production of ore from the mine in Rämepuro. The ore from satellite mines will be processed in the centrally located mill at Pampalo. The Company’s business practices and mining operations are based on sustainable principles and on minimizing the impact on the environment. Endomines applies SveMin's & FinnMin's respective rules for reporting for public mining & exploration companies. The Company has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the JORC-code, which is the internationally accepted Australasian code for reporting ore reserves and mineral resources. Endomines vision is to participate in the future structural transformation and consolidation of the Nordic mining industry. The Company may therefore be involved in acquisitions of interesting deposits or companies, should such opportunities arise. The shares of Endomines AB are quoted on NASDAQ Stockholm under ticker ENDO and on NASDAQ Helsinki under ticker ENDOM. The Liquidity Provider in both Stockholm and Helsinki is Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag.       This news release may contain forward-looking statements, which address future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, programs and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. These factors include: the availability of funds; the timing and content of work programs; results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties, the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data, the uncertainties of resource and reserve estimations, receipt and security of mineral property titles; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, fluctuations in metal prices; currency fluctuations; and general market and industry conditions. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking

Notice to extra general  meeting in Interfox Resources AB (publ)

Right to participate Shareholders that wish to participate in the procedures at the extra general meeting must by no later than October 15th 2015 be recorded as shareholders in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB as well as by no later than at 12.00 o’clock on October 15th 2015 give notice to the company of their intention to participate in the extra general meeting. To be entitled to participate in the extra general meeting, owners of shares registered in the name of a trustee must have the shares registered in their own names. Shareholders who have trustee-registered shares should, in good time prior to October 15th 2015, request owner-registration at the bank or broker holding the shares. Notice of participationNotice of intention to participate in the extra general meeting shall be given in writing by mail addressed to Interfox Resources AB (publ), Eriksbergsgatan 10, 2tr, 114 30 Stockholm, Sweden or by e-mail to In providing such notice the shareholder should state name, personal registration number or company registration number, telephone number, share holdings as well as the number of any accompanying assistant(s) (maximum 2 assistants). Shareholders who are represented by proxy must issue a written, dated proxy for the representative. Such proxy forms are available at the company’s website and shall be submitted to the company together with the notice of participation. If the proxy is issued by a legal entity, a certified copy of the registration certificate or an equivalent certificate of authority must be submitted to the company and brought to the extra general meeting together with the original copy of the proxy. Proposed agenda 1. Opening of the meeting 2. Election of Chairman of the meeting 3. Verification of the voting list 4. Approval of the agenda 5. Election of one or two persons to verify the minutes 6. Determination of whether the meeting has been duly convened 7. Determination of the number of members of the Board of Directors 8. Election of Board members 9. Resolution regarding issue of new shares10. Conclusion of the meeting Point 7 & 8 Shareholders representing about 22 % of the shares and votes proposes that the Board shall be composed of four (4) Board members. It is further proposed that Charles Liu is elected as a new member of the Board. It can be noted that previously elected Board members Anders Thorsell, Max Renard and Jonathan Collins remain on the Board. Point 9 The Board proposes that the general meeting resolves to, with deviation from the shareholders pre-emption rights, issue a maximum of 2 446 693 shares at a subscription price of SEK 3,20 per share and thus increase the share capital by a maximum of SEK 2 446 693. The Far East and Pacific Investments Inc (”FEPI”) shall have the right to subscribe for the issued shares in accordance with the agreement entered into between FEPI and the company in November 2013 concerning the company’s acquisition of its daughter company Mezhlisa Resources Cyprus Ltd (”Mezhlisa”). Subscription for shares shall be made on a separate subscription list by no later than 2015-10-31. Payment for subscribed shares shall be made by set-off against the company’s debt to FEPI amounting to SEK 7 829 417,60. The debt is related to the additional purchase price which the company shall pay to FEPI as a result of the acquisition of Mezhlisa. The reason for the deviation from the shareholders pre-emption rights is that it is financially favorable for the company to set-off the debt against the issue of new shares in the company. The board believes the subscription price of SEK 3,20 per share to be warrantable as it corresponds to the subscription price at which new shares were issued to in the company in accordance with a resolution passed by the board 2015-09-07 in accordance with the authorization from the annual general meeting held 2015-05-18. This resolution is valid provided that it is supported by shareholders holding at least 9/10 of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the meeting. MiscellaneousThe complete proposals under point 7-9 above will be available at the company at the latest two (2) weeks before the general meeting. Copies of the documents will be sent, free of charge, on request to such shareholders who provide their address from the date they come available. The number of shares and votesWhen this notice to attend the extra general meeting was issued, the total number of registered shares and votes in the company was 51 362 638. The company holds no own shares. Stockholm, October 2015Interfox Resources AB (publ)The Board of Directors

Lifco announces its interim report January-September on November 3

Lifco announces its interim report for the period January-September on Tuesday, November 3, at 11.30am CET. On the same day at 3.00pm CET you are invited to a conference call with Fredrik Karlsson, CEO, Per Waldemarson, head of business area Dental and Therése Hoffman, CFO. Investors, analysts and media are welcome to take part in the conference call at 3.00pm CET on November 3. Link to presentation: ( Call-in numbers: Sweden: +46 8 566 426 66UK: +44 203 428 14 33US: +1 646 502 51 18 You can also view the presentation on Lifco’s website ( The presentation will take about 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A-session. For more information please contact: Åse Lindskog  Media and investor relations managerPhone +46 730 244 872 E-mail About Lifco Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niched operations with the potential to deliver sustainable profit growth and strong cash flows. The Group has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. Lifco has a clear corporate philosophy which implies a long-term perspective, focus on profits and a highly decentralized organization. Lifco has 106 companies in 28 countries. In 2014, the Group’s net sales amounted to SEK 6.8 billion and the EBITA margin was 14.2%. For more information, visit

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

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

A world class entertainment system and Wi-Fi on Finnair's new A350 will keep passengers more entertained and better connected

Finnair's Airbus A350 XWB's state of the art Nordic Sky entertainment system and Wi-Fi keeps passengers better connected and more entertained during their journey with an improved range of entertainment options for a more enjoyable and peaceful flight. "The new A350 is the future of flying and we want to give Finnair passengers a unique Nordic experience in this aircraft. Finnair's Nordic Sky entertainment system is the ultimate travel companion and revolutionises the in-flight experience by providing innovative digital services for every step of the journey," says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair. Nordic Sky's unique flight programme, displayed on 16 inch touch screens in Business class and on 11 inches in Economy class, shows the main stages of the flight, guiding passengers from departure throughout all stages of their journey, informing them in advance when meals will be served, when rest lighting will be activated, and when passengers can make purchases from the in-flight shopping service. This enables passengers to manage their time on-board effectively. The on-screen display shows the time of day in both destinations to help passengers adapt to the time zone of their destination to help them feel more relaxed and refreshed on arrival. The system is highly sophisticated, yet its functional design and Nordic simplicity make it extremely easy to use and navigate. Finnair has increased its content offering so passengers can now watch even more Hollywood blockbusters and classic movies. Finnair is also proud to introduce unique branded channels on the A350 XWB, including the best programmes from the BBC, the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel. The Peace of Mind Channel eases passengers into a calm and relaxing flight. The Nordic Sky entertainment system is also a central part of the cabin's interior design. The display screen's ambient mood lighting works in harmony with the award winning cabin lighting for a cohesive lighting experience, by gradually adjusting according to the time of day to create appropriately dimmer lighting during sleep and rest times. The on board Wi-Fi portal, which can be accessed with passengers' own devices, gives all passengers access to and Finnair services such as destination information, customer care and pre-order shopping. Full internet access can be purchased via the Wi-Fi portal or by using an internet voucher code. Full internet access - which is free in Business class and for Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum members and oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members - costs 5 euros for 1 hour, or 15 euros for the entire flight in economy. Music playlists have been created exclusively for Finnair by MixRadio, the global music streaming service. An international team of music experts have created bespoke playlists for every long haul destination featuring the most exciting local music both new and old, to give passengers an audio flavour of the city before landing. Other playlists - combining the best in classical, lounge, soul and chilled sounds - are designed to give passengers peace of mind. Business class passengers can enjoy a good listening experience, while blocking out unwanted sounds, with the high quality Bose noise cancelling headphones. Cabin crew announcements - available in seven languages - appear at the top of the display screen, causing minimal disruption to the passenger by reducing the number of audio announcements. The cabin crew can update all flight events - such as the flight schedule and the food menu - in real time. The Nordic Sky entertainment system will have full functionality as of November 21, 2015 when the first Finnair Airbus A350 XWB begins operating between Helsinki and Shanghai. 

Passenger comfort and a unique Nordic experience are at the heart of the Finnair Airbus A350 XWB

Finnair's vision is to offer its customers a unique Nordic experience, and the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft - which enters into service this month - enables Finnair to bring that vision to life."With the Finnair A350, we want to offer the best of Nordic hospitality," says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair."Our aim has been to consider every little detail, from the personalised service by our cabin crew to the details of the cabin design. The Finnair A350 experience is all about passenger comfort." · When passengers board the plane, they are greeted by the sight of clouds drifting across a blue sky throughout the cabin.  · The award-winning cabin - created by top Finnish design firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co - with its white, blue and silver/grey colours - has a fresh Nordic style that is light and spacious. The dynamic ambient mood LED lighting gradually changes to suit the time of day, destination or season to ease customers into a relaxing flight experience in a calming and fresh atmosphere. The lighting can create 24 different scenarios - including the Northern Lights - from a choice of over 16 million different colours. The cabin's large panoramic view windows allow more natural light into the cabin.  · The extra wide body of the A350 offers more space and wider seats for greater passenger comfort. The Finnair A350 XWB has 297 seats, 46 in Business class, 43 in Economy Comfort and 208 in Economy class. Business class seats convert to fully flat beds. Business class seats are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring direct aisle access for all. Economy Class passengers sit on slim-line seats that have a 31-32 inch seat pitch, and Economy Comfort seats, located at the front of Economy Class, come with four extra inches of legroom. Seats in Economy class are arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.  · The completely new state-of-the-art Nordic Sky seatback entertainment system has a wide selection of Hollywood blockbusters, classic movies and unique branded channels from the BBC, the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel. The Peace of Mind Channel eases passengers into a calm and relaxing flight.  · Business class passengers, Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum members and oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members enjoy full internet access free of charge, while Economy class passengers can purchase it either by the hour or for the duration of the flight.  · Finnair's A350 signature menu brings the glamour back to inflight dining. Kari Aihinen, Executive Chef de Cuisine of the renowned Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki, has designed the Business class menu which features delicacies such as vendace roe mousse, warm smoked arctic char and wild reindeer. Economy class has new and improved meals, and an aperitif service with savory snacks has been added to the first meal.  · The A350 signature drink, Blue Sky, is a mix of French champagne and Finnish blueberry liquor. The beverage pays homage to the pure Finnish nature and to Toulouse in France, which is the home of Airbus where the A350 was made.  · Tableware and textiles specifically designed by iconic Finnish design house Marimekko for Finnair add a distinct and light Nordic touch to the cabin.  · Passengers will benefit from noticeably cleaner and fresher cabin air thanks to the advanced air filtering system which changes the cabin air every 2-3 minutes. Draft-free air conditioning, adjustable temperature zones, and the cabin air pressure, which is closer to the sea level air pressure, adds to greater passenger well-being and comfort.  · In addition, passengers will also enjoy a quieter flight than on previous aircraft. New engines, created by Rolls Royce exclusively for Airbus, reduce noise both inside and outside the airplane, making it easier to rest onboard.  · Female passengers in Business class can take advantage of the dedicated Ladies' Room which is stocked with cosmetics and other supplies.  The first Finnair Airbus A350 XWB will enter into long-haul service on November 21, 2015 on Finnair's Helsinki-Shanghai route. 

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

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

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

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

Invitation to presentation of Swedbank's interim report: January - September 2015

Teleconference for analysts on 20 October at 08:30 CETMichael Wolf, Swedbank's president and CEO, Göran Bronner, CFO, and Anders Karlsson, CRO, will present the report. The teleconference will be in English and directly transmitted on A recording will also be available. To participate in the teleconference please dial +46 8 505 564 74 or +44 203 364 5374 five minutes before the start of the teleconference. Lunch presentation for investors and analysts in Stockholm on 20 October at 12:00 CETMichael Wolf, CEO, Göran Bronner, CFO, and Anders Karlsson, CRO, will present the report and answer questions. The presentation will be held at Swedbank, Regeringsgatan 30-32, Stockholm. Entry is via lift A, floor 4. The presentation will be in Swedish and is expected to end by 13:30 CET. Please register your attendance by email at by Tuesday 13 October. Media interviews on 20 OctoberMembers of the media can book interviews with Michael Wolf, CEO. Please contact Claes Warrén, by email at or telephone +46 70 375 00 54 to arrange an interview. Breakfast presentation for investors and analysts in London on 23 October at 07:30 BSTMichael Wolf, CEO, will present the report and answer questions together with Gregori Karamouzis, head of Investor Relations, at Deutsche Bank AB, 7th Floor Winchester House, 1 Great Winchester Street London, EC2N 2DB. The presentation is expected to end at 08:30 BST. Please register your attendance by email at

Allison Transmission announces new release with Van Hool, expands product range in Europe

Van Hool specifies the Allison T525R for its TX range of coaches; Allison will display new xFE models and three Torqmatic® transmissions at Busworld KORTRIJK, Belgium – Allison Transmission, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic commercial-duty transmissions, has been specified by Van Hool for its TX range of coaches. The first vehicle equipped with Allison’s T525R transmission is a TX17 Altano 3-axle 13.20-meter coach powered by a PACCAR MX13-375/510hp engine for Belgian coach travel operator, De Zigeuner. A TX17 coach will be available to test drive by booking at the Van Hool stand (601) at Busworld 2015 in Kortrijk, Oct. 16-21. While Allison has been Van Hool’s standard choice for exports to North America for decades, the TX17 is the first Van Hool coach equipped with an Allison transmission available for the European market. At Busworld 2015, Allison Transmission will display its recently expanded fully automatic transmission ranges for the first time in Europe. New xFE models for buses, “xFE” designating extra fuel economy, incorporate the latest advances in fuel-efficient technology, demonstrating improvements of up to 7 percent in addition to potential FuelSense® gains. Incorporating optimized gear ratios coupled with the FuelSense® Max package, xFE transmissions have been designed to enable 1st range lock up, deliver significantly more lock up operation and operate at lower engine speeds in higher ranges for further fuel economy improvements. Allison will offer three new xFE models in Europe: the T3280 xFE™, T3325 xFE™ and T3375 xFE™. Allison Transmission recently realigned its Torqmatic®product portfolio to include additional transmission models, each reflecting hardware and software developments that offer fleets increased fuel efficiency. The newly introduced T1000, T2100 and T2200 fully automatic transmission models replace existing 1000, 2100 and 2200 models available for mini-bus, midi-bus and coach applications across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australia and Latin America. The expansion of the Torqmatic product family provides customers with a complete range of Allison transmissions featuring the latest product enhancements including 5th Generation Electronic Controls and FuelSense fuel-efficiency software. Allison will display the T2100 transmission during Busworld at Stand 202. Completing the transmission line-up on the Allison stand will be an H 50 EP system. Since 2003, Allison has delivered over 6,900 hybrid propulsion systems which have accumulated nearly 1.1 billion kilometers (682 million miles), saving an estimated 137 million liters (36 million gallons) of fuel and preventing almost 360 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Allison Hybrid EP systems have demonstrated real, bottom-line operating benefits to municipalities and fleet operators in many European cities including Duesseldorf, Hannover and Oslo. About Allison Transmission Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit Notes to editors A more detailed press release on the Van Hool story will be released at Busworld. Allison Transmission will hold a press briefing at Busworld on its booth (202) on Oct. 16 at 15:00. If you would like to attend, please contact Claire Dumbreck via the contact details below. Contacts Claire Dumbreck                                           Miranda Jansen Propel Technology                                          Allison Transmission Europe                      Marketing Communications +44 (0)1295 770602                                    Unit 4, Manor Farm Offices                           +31 (0) 78 6422 174 Northend Road, Fenny Compton                   Baanhoek 118                                                 Warwickshire, UK                                           Sliedrecht, The Netherlands

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

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

Introducing the Smoke Genie – for Magically Simple Food Smoking in Any Home Kitchen or Restaurant

Creating delicious smoked dishes to dazzle your dinner guests has never been easier, thanks to the Smoke Genie – the new must-have kitchen invention for enthusiastic foodies everywhere. The pure wood creation, which can be lit with a naked flame, allows home chefs to smoke hot or cool food easily and consistently, for tasty, flavourful dishes that are sure to wow family and friends at every meal. As we become ever-more adventurous with our home-cooked meals, the demand for smoked food has risen. No longer satisfied with simple smoked bacon from the supermarket, Britain’s ambitious cooks are branching out and smoking their own foods, from almonds and pineapples to tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs! With the Smoke Genie, families can now recreate restaurant-standard dishes in the comfort of their own home, with little more than a lighter or a match needed. Martin Abram, inventor of the Smoke Genie, says, “Making smoked food in your own home or restaurant has traditionally been a challenge, even for the most experienced cooks and chefs. The process is often difficult and time consuming, usually involving wood chips which are messy, often hard to ignite and keep smoking without constant attention and management. This can put people off and inevitably result in them missing out on enhanced flavours they never knew existed. The Smoke Genie intends to change all of that by making food smoking simple, easy and consistently successful every time.” Martin adds, “Each Smoke Genie provides up to thirty minutes of consistent smoke from 100% natural hardwoods that have been processed and graded for delicatessen food smoking. The small wooden pieces can then be used in conjunction with a pan, grill, oven or even a barbecue, for total flexibility when it comes to creating dishes packed full of flavour. A smoke genie can be used singly to add a quick smoke finish to roasts or carvery ham, or joined together to smoulder seamlessly for longer periods such as smoking a classic cold smoked side of salmon. The Smoke Genie is undoubtedly filling a huge market need, as well helping foodies all over the country to smoke successfully, with consistent and delicious results.” At just £8.95 for a pack of twelve, the Smoke Genie is available in popular woods of oak and beech and other more varied flavours. The natural hardwood is derived from sustainable forests – so those concerned about their eco-friendly credentials can rest easy. When lit, the hardwood quickly infuses meat, cheese, fish, fruit and a multitude of other foods with rich flavours without any effort at all – aspiring home chefs and restauranteurs with busy schedules can simply light the Smoke Genie and leave it to work its magic in a well-ventilated container. For those new to the smoked food phenomenon, the Smoke Genie website is packed with recipes and food smoking advice that will inspire any chef to delve into the trend. Martin and the rest of the Smoke Genie have created a comprehensive resource for beginners and experts alike. For more information, Visit Smoke Genie at Facebook Twitter Google+

KappAhl year-end report 2014/2015: Challenging year with major focus on development

+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+| |Fourth |Full   || |  quarte |year || |r (June |(September || |-August) |-August) || | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+| |2014/201|2013/|Change|2014/2015|2013/|Change|| |5 |2014 | | |2014 | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Net sales, SEK million |1 149 |1 185|-36 |4 588 |4 743|-155 || | | | | | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Operating profit excluding  |62 |92 |-30 |208 |295 |-87 ||non-recurring costs, SEK | | | | | | ||million | | | | | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Operating profit, SEK   |52 |69 |-17 |198 |272 |-74 ||million | | | | | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Gross margin, % |57,4 |59,3 |-1,9 |60,1 |60,8 |-0,7 |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Operating margin excluding  |5,4 |7,8 |-2,4 |4,5 |6,2 |-1,7 ||non-recurring items, % | | | | | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Profit after tax, SEK   |30 |32 |-2 |111 |129 |-18 ||million | | | | | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Earnings per share after   |0,39 |0.42 |-0,03 |1,45 |1,71 |-0,26 ||dilution, SEK (Note 1) | | | | | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+|Cash flow from operating   |8 |0 |8 |365 |345 |20 ||activities, SEK million | | | | | | |+----------------------------+--------+-----+------+---------+-----+------+ · Net sales decreased by 3.0% in the quarter and 3.3% for the full year. Sales in comparable stores remained unchanged in the quarter and were -2.2% for the full year. · The operating profit excluding non-recurring items for the quarter is SEK 62 (92) million and for the full year SEK 208 (295) million. · The operative cash flow is strong and in line with the previous year. · The rate of investment doubled during the year compared with the previous year. · Overhead expenses decreased by 1.7% during the year. · The debt-equity ratio at end of year is 0.8 (1.0). · The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of 0,75 SEK/share. A presentation and telephone conference for analysts, media and investors will be held today at 9.00 in the KappAhl store at Drottninggatan 53 in Stockholm. To notify attendance at the event email The webcast can be found via To participate by telephone please call +46 8 566 426 61 about 5 minutes before the start.     The information in this interim report is disclosed by KappAhl AB (publ) pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was released for public disclosure on 8 October 2015 at 07.30.

Coor signs new contract with Aker Solutions in Norway

Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. The deal between Coor and Aker Solutions is an IFM contract, which involves subcontracting of FM services to Coor. Services covered by this contract include cleaning, property services, office services, personnel restaurants, security and reception services to several offices and production facilities in Norway. Coor will also operate housing services for Aker Solutions. Since July 1 2015, Coor delivers IFM services at the Aker Solutions office in Fornebu. The estimated contract value of the new contract is SEK 105 m. The contract runs for five years, and deliveries start on 1 January 2016. Including the services that Coor already delivers at Fornebu, total yearly contract value with Aker Solutions is approximately SEK 160 m, not including variable restaurant sales. “This new contract further deepens the ties between our two companies. We are extremely proud that Aker Solutions has chosen Coor as their IFM partner for most of their large facilities in Norway. We look forward to building a mutually beneficial partnership during the contract period,” commented Mikael Stöhr, President and CEO of Coor Service Management. The information is disclosed pursuant to the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on October 8, 2015 at 08:00 CET. For moreinformation,images etc.,please visitwww.coor.comor contact:Mikael Stöhr President and CEO, +46 10 559 59 35 Coor Service ManagementKlas Elmberg President, Coor +47 45 238 125 Service Management in NorwayÅsvor Communications and +46 10 559 54 04 asvor.brynnel@coor.comBrynnel Sustainability Manager, Coor Service Management Coor Service Management (Coor) is a leading provider of facility management services in the Nordics, focusing on integrated and complex service undertakings (IFM). Coor offers specialist expertise in workplace services (soft FM), property services (hard FM) and strategic advisory services for development of customers’ service activities. Coor creates value by executing, leading, developing and streamlining its customers’ service activities, ensuring that they provide optimal support to the core business over time. Coor’s customer base includes many large and small companies and public-sector organisations across the Nordic region, including AB Volvo, Aibel, Det Norske Veritas, DR (Danish Radio), E.ON, Ericsson, EY, ICA, NCC, Politiet (Danish Police), Saab, Sandvik, SAS, Skanska, Statoil, TeliaSonera, Swedish Transport Administration, Vasakronan and Volvo Cars. Coor was founded in 1998 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2015. At 30 June 2015 the company had 6,600 employees based mainly in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, and annual sales of SEK 7,300 million (rolling twelve-month basis). Coor takes responsibility for the operations it conducts, in relation to its customers, employees and shareholders, as well as for its wider impact on society and the environment. Read more at

Pandox AB (publ) Nominating Committee for AGM 2016

For the Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2016 the Nominating Committee shall consist of representatives of the four, per 30 September 2015 by votes, largest shareholders according to the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Sweden, and the Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall also summon the first meeting of the Nominating Committee. The member who represents the largest shareholder by votes shall be appointed Chairman of the Nominating Committee. The composition of the Nominating Committee shall be publicly announced no later than six months before the next Annual General Meeting. No remuneration shall be payable. The Nominating Committee has been formed in accordance with the principles adopted by the Annual General Meeting and has the following composition: - Anders Ryssdal, SU-ES AB (Chairman of the Nominating Committee) - Christian Ringnes, Chairman of the Board at Pandox - Lars-Åke Bokenberger, AMF – Försäkring och Fonder - Marianne Flink, Swedbank Robur fonder - Johannes Wingborg, Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning AB Shareholders who would like to submit proposals to the Nominating Committee can do so by e-mail to or by letter to Pandox AB, Valberedning, P O Box 15, SE-101 20 Stockholm. The proposals of the Nominating Committee will be published in the notice of the Annual General Meeting for 2016 and on Pandox’s website. The Annual General Meeting will be held in Stockholm 3 May, 2016. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Christian Ringnes, Chairman of the Board, +47 22 33 05 50 Pandox AB (publ) is required to publish this information under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 8 October 2015 at 08:00 CEST. About PandoxPandox is a leading owner of hotel properties in Northern Europe with a focus on sizeable hotels in key leisure and corporate destinations. Pandox’s hotel property portfolio comprises 104 hotels with approximately 22,000 hotel rooms across eight countries. Pandox’s business is organised into Property management, which comprises hotel properties leased on a long-term basis to market leading regional hotel operators and leading international hotel operators, and Operator activities, which comprises hotel operations executed by Pandox in its owner-occupied hotel properties. Pandox was founded in 1995 and the company’s B shares are, as of 18 June 2015, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Nexam Chemical receives its first industrial order regarding NEXIMID® for the electronics industry

"We now see the result from the strategy, with three focus areas: polyethylene pipes, polyester foam and high-performance application, that we implemented early this year. NEXIMID® have proven to be a critical part for our customer when succeeding in delivering their product according to the end customer´s specification and requirements. We are confident that our NEXIMID® range of products can create similar value to more customers. Developments in the high performance area has been going on for a long time at many companies. Therefore, we expect more orders to come”, says Nexam Chemicals CEO Anders Spetz. Note: This press release has been translated from Swedish. The Swedish text shall govern for all purposes and prevail in case of any discrepancy with the English version. For further information please contact: Anders Spetz, CEO, +46-703 47 97 00, ____________________________________________________________________________ About Nexam Chemical Nexam Chemical develops technology and products that make it possible to significantly improve the production process and properties of most types of plastics in a cost-effective manner and with retained production technology. The improved properties include strength, toughness, temperature and chemical resistance as well as service life. The improvements in properties that can be achieved by using Nexam Chemical's technology make it possible to replace metals and other heavier or more expensive materials with plastics in a number of applications. In applications where plastic is already used, Nexam Chemicals products can improve the manufacturing process, reducing material use and enable more environmental friendly alternatives. Example of commercial applications: pipe manufacturing, foam production and high-performance plastics. More information about the business will be found on (http://file//tellus/styrelsen/A.%20Pressmeddelanden%20och%20nyheter/Pressmeddelanden/Eng/ The company´s Certified Adviser is Remium Nordic AB.

XPS™ at the world’s second largest lung transplant clinic

The clinic in Vienna has more than 25 years’ experience of lung transplantation and has a well-reputed lung transplant program for being a leader in the field of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP). Under the leadership of Professor Walter Klepetko the clinic has established itself as the second largest in the world in terms of the number of lung transplants performed (123 during 2014) and Vienna is one of the clinics that annually present ground-breaking results in the field of EVLP at international congresses. “So far the clinic in Vienna has performed EVLP using the so-called manual STEEN Solution™ method, and is now going to explore EVLP using the XPS™ and STEEN Solution™”, says Professor Walter Klepetko. The XPS™ is the only complete CE-marked and FDA-approved system on the market that gives the user the flexibility to perform the evaluation of lungs for transplantation using a standardized and simplified procedure. The XPS™ has achieved good clinical results in NOVEL-trial when used at leading clinics in the USA. In Europe, two clinics are currently working with the XPS-system where successful EVLP have resulted in lung transplantation. The clinic in Vienna is the third clinic to install the XPS™ in Europe so far and the company notes a continued high interest for the XPS™ in Europe. “We are very pleased that the clinic in Vienna, which has the greatest experience of clinical EVLP with STEEN Solution™ in Europe, now starts to use the more standardized and simplified XPS™ system to facilitate the EVLP method," says Magnus Nilsson, CEO of XVIVO Perfusion. October 8, 2015GothenburgXVIVO Perfusion AB (publ)

Swedish ICA stores – September 2015 sales figures

+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+|  | September 2015 | January – September 2015 |+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+|Store | SEKm|Change all| Change| SEKm| Change| Change||sales, | | stores|like-for-like| |all stores|like-for-like||excl. VAT | | | | | | |+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+|Maxi ICA |2,537| 6.9%| 4.2%|24,121| 5.9%| 3.6%||Stormarknad| | | | | | |+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+|ICA Kvantum|2,065| 4.0%| 4.2%|19,372| 4.6%| 3.5%|+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+|ICA |2,621| 2.6%| 2.3%|24,678| 2.1%| 2.4%||Supermarket| | | | | | |+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+|ICA Nära |1,280| 2.2%| 2.7%|12,182| 2.2%| 2.6%|+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+|Total |8,503| 4.1%| 3.4%|80,353| 3.8%| 3.0%|+-----------+-----+----------+-------------+------+----------+-------------+ In September 2015, sales in the Swedish ICA stores totalled SEK 8,503 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 4.1% compared with the same month in the previous year. Sales in January-September 2015 amounted to SEK 80,353 million, an increase of 3.8% compared with the previous year. At 30 September 2015, the number of ICA stores in Sweden was 1,304. Store sales for October will be published on 9 November 2015 at 08.45 CET. To see all publication dates in 2015, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website For more informationICA Gruppen press service, telephone: +46 10 422 52 52 ICA Gruppen discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.45 CET on Thursday, 8 October 2015.

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

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

Get on board and get online - tech bus coming to York!

Knowing a tablet from a desktop, and your online services from your social content will become a lot easier for people in York on 16 October, when York Housing Association and City of York Council join forces to bring the HUGO (Helping U Get Online) Bus to York’s Parliament Street. With just about every kind of service now available on the internet – from ordering your weekly groceries to requesting a new dustbin – York Housing Association’s digital inclusion officer, Stuart Gray, will be offering advice and tips to internet novices throughout the day, with a wide range of equipment on the bus for visitors to try out supported by a friendly expert. “The internet offers us an amazing resource, but for many people, getting your head around this limitless network of online services and products can be terrifyingly daunting, so we’re bringing together a host of experts who can give completely impartial advice on basic skills, money saving and even using the internet to stay in touch with relatives on the other side of the world,” comments Kate Spencer, deputy chief executive of York Housing Association.  “We can give you practical and helpful advice to help you access online services whether you are a regular internet user, or a first-time explorer.” Indeed, York Housing Association’s digital inclusion team has already saved many of its tenants hundreds of pounds on their bills through demonstrating price comparison websites, which cover anything from house and car insurance to electricity and gas providers.  “We hear all the time on TV about how you can save money by shopping around between providers, but often, the only way you can do this is by searching online,” explains Stuart.  “We can show you how to do this so that you can save a fortune on essential services even if you don’t own a computer, by helping you find the nearest library or services to you, and if you have got an internet-ready device but no connection, we can show you how to use free wifi access on the bus and around the city.” The HUGO Bus’s visit to York is part of the national Get Online Week, which runs from 12-18 October 2015.  The bus will be visiting Parliament Street from 10.30am to 5.00pm. Cllr Ian Gillies, Executive Member responsible for digital infrastructure at City of York Council, said: “We would like to encourage more and more people to find out how they can find information and carry out transactions online. Whether it’s to find a home or job, I’d urge people new to the internet to board the Hugo bus and get online.” For more details, please call York Housing Association on 01904 636061. ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Invitation to a conference call

CEO Georgi Ganev and CFO Johan Karlsson will present the financial results for the fiscal year 14/15 and answer questions. The conference call will be held in English. Related presentation material will be available at the corporate website under Financial information before the start of the conference call. Dustin Group will publish the year-end report the same morning at CET 8:00 am. Dial in number: +44 (0) 1452 55 55 66 +46 (0) 850 33 64 34 Conference code: 56137564 For additional information, please contact: Niklas Alm, Head of Investor relations, +46 708 24 40 88 This information is such that Dustin Group AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 10:00 CET on October 8, 2015. About Dustin Group Dustin Group is one of the leading Nordic resellers of IT products and additional services to companies, the public sector and private individuals. Having its core business within e-commerce, Dustin functions as a bridge between the manufacturer’s large selection and the customer’s needs where Dustin’s employees help customers find the right solution for their needs. Dustin Group is a one-stop-shop that offers approximately 200,000 products with associated services, functions and solutions. The operation is conducted in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Dustin Group has more than 900 employees. Sales during the 2013/14 financial year amounted to approximately SEK 7.4 billion. About 90 per cent of Dustin’s income derives from the corporate market with a focus on small and medium companies. Dustin Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2015 and has its head office in Nacka in Stockholm.

Final National Tour for Vulcan XH558 this weekend October 10-11

The world’s last flying Avro Vulcan, one of the world’s most popular aircraft, will make its final tour of the UK this coming weekend. On October 10thshe will travel north, heading towards Edinburgh then home via the Lakes, Manchester and the Midlands. On October 11thshe will travel south across the East Midlands to Dover, turn for Bristol and Cardiff then zig-zag home across central England via Wellesbourne. To ensure as many people as possible can see her, both sorties will be amongst the longest she has undertaken since leaving RAF service in 1984. Further flying is planned for the remainder of October as the calendar continues to evolve. To ensure these are possible, the emergency services have asked supporters to see XH558 on the National Tour and not to try to see her take-off and land at her home airport in Doncaster, where police are increasingly concerned by crowds overwhelming the local infrastructure and blocking vital safety routes. A map of the Tour route will be published at as soon as all the necessary permissions are in-place. Further flight updates will be released through the aircraft’s popular Facebook community Vulcan XH558 and on Twitter @XH558 which can also be read on the homepage. News on the final flights will be distributed later in the month via the newsletter (sign-up from the homepage) and by social media. At the end of this display season, XH558’s airworthiness certification expires and cannot be renewed due to the collective withdrawal of support by the companies acting as her Technical Authorities. Vulcan to the Sky Trust, which operates the aircraft, says this withdrawal is because of many complex factors including the dwindling availability of appropriate skills, and does not reflect the safety of the aircraft, which is maintained and operated to amongst the world’s highest standards. A Remarkable StoryThis represents the closing of a major chapter in British aviation history. XH558 is the last flying example of a large, all-British jet from that exciting period when British aviation was the envy of the world. The first flight of a Vulcan in 1952 was only 11 years after the first flight of her predecessor, the Avro Lancaster, yet the step in technology was immense. Initially designed to carry Britain’s strategic nuclear deterrent, Vulcans eventually moved into a wide variety of roles ranging from tactical deterrent to reconnaissance. They saw active service only during the Falklands Conflict in 1982 when Vulcan XM607, captained by Martin Withers, embarked on the now-legendary mission to disable the runway at Port Stanley. Martin is now chief pilot with Vulcan to the Sky Trust. Since leaving the Avro factory in 1960, Vulcan XH558 has led a charmed life. Thanks to a series of coincidences, she has now flown for far longer than anyone could have expected. Since her return to flight in 2007, following what is widely regarded as the most complex aviation heritage project ever undertaken, she has been maintained by a professional team of ex-RAF engineers and technicians using the same procedures and quality standards that they employed during their RAF service. The considerable funding required to allow this complex operation has been provided largely by the aircraft’s passionate and generous supporters, many of whom also devote their spare time to the project. The remarkable story of Vulcan XH558 will be covered in a fascinating new book to be published by the Trust in time for delivery before Christmas. This and other Vulcan items can be ordered from the Trust’s website with all profits helping to maintain the aircraft in superb, ground-running condition so she can continue to thrill visitors to the award-winning Vulcan Experience tours (details at, entry by pre-booked ticket only). Trust chief executive Dr Robert Pleming, who led the restoration, says this is an emotional month for everyone who has been close to the project. “I can’t emphasise enough how important everyone’s contribution has been and how astonishing is the dedication of some remarkable Vulcan enthusiasts,” he says. “They have allowed us to achieve something that is unlikely to ever be repeated.” New role helping to solve the engineering skills challengeWhen she touches-down for the last time, Vulcan XH558 will take on a new role at the heart of a new type of education and heritage centre designed to inspire future generations of engineers. Based in a purpose-built, multi-million pound building at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, adjacent to her current home in an original Cold War hangar, ETNA will cover four activities: an Aviation Skills Academy to train young people for careers in aviation; a Heritage Centre to bring enthusiasts close to XH558 and other aircraft in an environment that can also be used for wedding and conferences; a world-leading centre of expertise in the operation and maintenance of vintage aircraft; and the ETNA Project – a  new national technology centre that will engage with schools, families and other groups to help address the shortage of outstanding people entering engineering careers at all levels. Crowds risk final flights being cancelledA meeting last week between Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Doncaster Council, the Airport and the Emergency Services including South Yorkshire Police, has made it clear that XH558’s huge popularity could put her final flights at risk. The message from all of them is that unless supporters choose other ways to see her fly, the Trust will be asked to cancel further flying. Correspondence has been received that also makes it clear that the Trust could be liable for very substantial costs if safety is deemed to be at risk. “The situation we find ourselves in is a tremendous complement to the passion of XH558’s supporters, but I must ask everyone please, do not come to see her take-off and land,” requests Pleming. “As someone who has devoted a significant portion of his life to this aircraft, I fully understand, but as well as being forced to cancel all further flying, the financial consequences to the Trust could be terminal. If we are to keep flying in October, we must please use this weekend to prove that we can operate without disrupting the areas around her base.” Learn MoreReaders can have their name on a commemorative certificate that will be flown in the cockpit during the final flight and posted to them following touch-down. All profits will be used to help maintain XH558. Sign-up for the latest news at, join the Vulcan XH558 Facebook community or follow @XH558 on Twitter. Find out why this will be XH558’s last flying Map of the Northern Route: Map of the Southern Route: Why is the Vulcan Important?The Avro Vulcan is a powerful example of British aerospace engineering at its world-beating best. The design brief was issued by the MoD in 1946 and the aircraft flew for the first time on August 30th 1952, just eleven years after the first flight of its predecessor, the Avro Lancaster. Its impressive list of technical achievements includes being the first successful large delta wing aircraft (leading directly to Concorde), innovations such as electrically-powered flying controls, one of the first applications of anti-lock brakes (similar to those on the Jensen FF) and a speed and agility that was so close to a jet fighter’s that it was given a fighter-style control column in place of the traditional bomber pilot’s yoke. Success as a Cold War peacekeeper meant that Vulcans might have flown their entire service life without ever entering combat if it hadn’t been for the Falklands Conflict in 1982. During a marathon 8,000 mile flight in Vulcan XM607, supported by eleven Victor tankers, Martin Withers and his crew released the bombs over Port Stanley Airport that prevented Argentina operating its Mirage III fighters from the island and initiated the campaign that recaptured the Falklands. Martin was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and two years later, the last Vulcans were withdrawn from service. Today, only one Vulcan is left flying: XH558, owned by Vulcan to the Sky Trust, a registered charity. Returned to the air in 2007 following one of the world’s most challenging technical restoration programmes, she has become an airshow phenomenon. “People forget that airshows attract seven million people annually. As a spectator activity, that’s second only to football,” says Trust chief executive Dr Robert Pleming. Martin Withers DFC, now Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s operations director and chief pilot, is a passionate supporter of the educational role of the aircraft. “Part of our mission is to ensure that young people learn about the knife-edge fear of the Cold War,” he explains. “If I had been ordered to press the button that releases the nuclear payload over our enemy, there would almost certainly have been no Britain left to fly home to. The Vulcan is the most powerful symbol of a remarkable period in global history that we must never forget.” Withers is also highlights the aircraft’s growing role in technical education, a field that will become her focus when she can no longer fly. “The Vulcan is one of the most significant steps forward in aerospace technology, and it is thoroughly British. She fires young people with a passion for engineering and innovation. We intend to build on those qualities to inspire the new generations of engineers that Britain needs so badly.” Press enquiriesPlease note that flight plans may change at short notice due to weather and operational requirements.Richard Gotch at Market Engineering                     +44 (0) 1295 277050+44 (0)7831 AssetsImages can be downloaded from our newsroom  ( registration. Alternatively please contact

Nomination Committee for Intrum Justitia AB

At Intrum Justitia AB's Annual General Meeting on 22 April 2015, it was resolved that the Chairman of the Board of Directors should convene representatives for the five largest shareholders of the company, based on the number of votes held at the end of August, in order to form a Nomination Committee. Following contacts with the company's shareholders, the following members have been appointed: · Johan Strandberg, appointed by SEB Fonder · Hans Hedström, appointed by Carnegie Fonder · Katja Bergqvist, appointed by Handelsbanken Fonder · Mats Gustafsson, appointed by Lannebo Fonder · Tomas Flodén, appointed by AMF and AMF Fonder The Nomination Committee represents in total approximately 17.2 per cent of the votes in the company. The Nomination Committee will be chaired by one of its members. The tasks of the Nomination Committee and the guidelines for the appointment of its members are described on the corporate website, Shareholders are welcome to submit their proposals and views to the Nomination Committee by 6 November 2015 at the latest by e-mail to The Nomination Committee's proposals will be announced in the notice for the Annual General Meeting 2016 and on the corporate web site. The Annual General Meeting in Intrum Justitia AB will be held on 20 April 2016, at 3 pm CET in the company’s premises in Nacka. For further information, please contact: Lars Wollung, CEO & President, Tel: +46 8 546 102 02Erik Forsberg, CFO, Tel: + 46 8 546 102 02

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

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

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

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

AAK reports significant progress within sustainability

AAK has today released its Sustainability Report for 2014/2015. The report outlines AAK’s sustainability commitments, activities and achievements in five focus areas based on the company’s model for responsible growth – Marketplace, Supply chain, Environment, Workplace and Community. “We have made some great improvements for a number of key resource efficiency parameters which is particularly impressive given that we have shifted to more specialized and tailor-made products that, in general, require more resources per produced unit”, says Arne Frank, President and CEO, AAK Group. “Calculated per produced unit energy consumption, water discharge and CO₂ emissions have been reduced by 2.8, 3.3 and 11.0 percent respectively. These achievements have been delivered by a very dedicated and highly responsible global organization. We’re also very pleased to see that our dedicated focus on safety really has paid off globally with a 58 percent reduction in Lost Time Injury Rate at our production plants.” AAK also reports strong progress on its palm oil commitments, specifically on the implementation of the company’s sustainable palm oil policy including traceability to mills. By the end of 2014, AAK had achieved 100 percent traceability to mill for all palm oil sourced at origin and 97 percent overall for palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives. In parallel, qualitative risk assessments against AAK palm oil requirements had been completed for all identified supplier mills. In addition, AAK reports on the very successful women’s groups program in West Africa. During the season 2014/2015, AAK has locally in Burkina Faso been reaching out to 55,000 women, a 49 percent increase compared to last season. Throughout the report, AAK colleagues tell about local sustainability initiatives and managers share their thoughts and insights in their specific areas of responsibility. The report also includes external testimonials to highlight AAK’s work from an outside perspective. To access a digital version of the report, please visit To obtain a printed copy, please contact Corporate Communications at For further information, please contact:Anne Mette OlesenChief Marketing Officer                                 Phone: +46 40 627 83 14                  Mobile: +46 708 39 93 14                   The information is that which AAK AB (publ.) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on October 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CET.       AAK is a leading provider of value-adding vegetable oils & fats. Our expertise in oils & fats within food applications, our wide range of raw materials and our broad process capabilities enable us to develop innovative and value-adding solutions across many industries – Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Infant Nutrition, Food Service, Personal Care, and more. AAK’s proven expertise is based on more than 100 years of experience within oils & fats. Our unique co-development approach brings our customers’ skills and know-how together with our own capabilities and mindset for lasting results. Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, AAK has 18 different production facilities, sales offices in more than 25 countries and more than 2,500 employees. We are AAK – The Co-Development Company.

Finnair announces the results of the voluntary cash tender offer of its hybrid bonds issued in 2012

Finnair Plc               Stock Exchange Release                     8 October 2015 at 16:45 EET NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANY U.S. PERSON (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED) OR IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, SOUTH AFRICA, SINGAPORE AND JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. This notice must be read in conjunction with the tender offer memorandum dated 28 September 2015 (the “Tender Offer Memorandum”), which was prepared in relation to the voluntary cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”). Terms defined in the Tender Offer Memorandum will have the same meaning where used in this notice unless otherwise provided. Finnair Plc announces the results of the Tender Offer for its EUR 120 million hybrid bonds (ISIN: FI4000049952) issued on 26 November 2012 (the “2012 Hybrid Bonds”). A total nominal value of EUR 81.7 million of 2012 Hybrid Bonds was validly tendered in the Tender Offer and accepted for purchase by Finnair (the Final Acceptance Amount), and Finnair expects to complete the Tender Offer as set out below. The Purchase Price of the Tender Offer is EUR 106,750 per each EUR 100,000 nominal amount of the 2012 Hybrid Bond plus Accrued Interest from (and including) the most recent interest payment date until (but excluding) the Settlement Date of the Tender Offer expected to fall on 13 October 2015, in which case Accrued Interest would amount to EUR 3,377.43 per each EUR 100,000 nominal amount of the 2012 Hybrid Bond. The tender consideration will be paid by Finnair in cash. The EUR 81.7 million aggregate nominal amount of 2012 Hybrid Bonds purchased by Finnair pursuant to the Tender Offer will be cancelled and will not be reissued or resold. Finnair has appointed Danske Bank Oyj as Tender Agent and each of Danske Bank A/S and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc as Dealer Managers in connection with the Tender Offer. Tender Agent: Danske Bank Oyj Hiililaiturinkuja 2 00180 Helsinki Finland Attn: Debt Capital Markets Tel. +358 10 513 8794 Email: Dealer ManagersDanske Bank A/S Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc2–12 Holmens Kanal 25 Cabot SquareDK-1092 Copenhagen K Canary WharfDenmark London E14 4QA United KingdomAttn: Debt Capital Markets Attn: Liability Management GroupTel. +358 10 513 8794 Tel. +44 (0)20 7677 5040Email:    Further information:Financial Communications Manager Ilkka Korhonen, tel. +358 9 818 4705, Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Principal media Disclaimer This release is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell with respect to any securities of Finnair. The distribution of this release and the related material concerning the Tender Offer are prohibited by law in certain countries. Persons into whose possession this release and any such material may come are required to inform themselves about and comply with such restrictions. This release and any such material may not be distributed or published in any country or jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction or would require actions under the laws of a state or jurisdiction other than Finland, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore and Japan. No invitation to tender any 2012 Hybrid Bonds is being made pursuant to this release and the information contained in this release shall not constitute an offer to sell or tender, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any of Finnair’s securities to any persons in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale or tender would be unlawful. None of Finnair, the Dealer Managers, the Tender Agent or their respective representatives assume any legal responsibility for such violations, regardless of whether persons contemplating investing in or divesting Finnair’s securities are aware of these restrictions or not. Please refer to the Tender Offer Memorandum for a full description of such restrictions.

Nigerian Entrepreneur Makes Waves in the UK Fashion Scene

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

Library celebrates Teen Read Week with appearance by award-winning YA author Isabel Quintero

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will celebrate Teen Read Week (October 18-24, 2015) with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around the area to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, Get Away @ your library. A variety of programs to encourage teen reading and use of the library will be offered at libraries throughout Mecklenburg County. Highlighting the week will be a special appearance by Isabel Quintero (, author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces (, which was the recipient of the 2015 William C. Morris Award for Debut YA Novel, among many other honors. The Library will host Quintero at a free event for teens at ImaginOn ( on October 19 at 6 p.m. She will speak about her writing process, inspiration, career path, and the importance of diversity in literature. “Literature is where we all go to learn about and from the experiences of others; it helps us relate to one another,” said Quintero. “The omission of certain groups of people from literature in the United States limits that understanding. In a similar way, that omission invalidates the experiences and voices of so many who should be able to see themselves in the society in which they live. I know I didn't see part of myself until I saw my voice reflected in Michele Serros' poetry, and that, as I've said many times before, is when I realized that what I had to say mattered.” Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more! It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users. In recent years, many families have had to adapt to make do with less. Teen Read Week is a great opportunity for teens and their families to learn about all the free services and resources the library offers.  The library also offers a safe and supervised space for adolescents to engage in creative, educational activities with caring adults and mentors. Moreover, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library teen lead librarian Britni Cherrington-Stoddart, strong reading skills are more critical than ever because they translate into better performance at school and better preparedness for careers. This is why it is important to take advantage of Teen Read Week and show teens that reading is a fun and relaxing activity they can do for free.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites teens, parents and other concerned community members to participate in special programs and events ([]=29&field_date_value[min][date]=10/18/2015&field_date_value[max][date]=10/24/2015&daterangepicker=10/18/2015%20-%2010/24/2015) during Teen Read Week. To learn more, contact your local library branch ( or visit ( Parents of teens are also encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers these ideas: · Set aside time each day for the family to read · Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward · Share your favorite book with your teen · Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors by visiting, or use YALSA’s free Teen Book Finder app · Host a book discussion group · Build an in-home library (library book sales offer an inexpensive way to do that) · Listen to audiobooks on trips · Create a cozy reading corner somewhere in your home · Use meal time to talk about books that you’re reading · Parents and caregivers can be role models by making time to read, too · Incorporate reading into teen chores, such as reading a recipe when cooking, reading instructions for how-to projects, reading sales fliers to develop a shopping list, and more Support for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Teen Read Week programming has been provided by a Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) Teen Read Week Activity grant. (,c9807935) The grant was funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities.

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA - Proposed private placement

The Board of Directors of NEXT Biometrics Group ASA ("NEXT" or the "Company") has on 8 October 2015 resolved to propose that an extraordinary general meeting resolves to issue 2,000,000 new shares (the "New Shares") in a private placement directed at Greenbridge Partners Ltd (the "Private Placement"). The subscription price in the Private Placement shall be NOK 60 per New Share. The proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to finance the Company's business plan and commercialisation of the Company's products. Greenbridge Partners Ltd has at the same time entered into an agreement with Ecomnex Holding AS, a company wholly owned by board member Ngoc Minh Dinh, pursuant to which Greenbridge Partners Ltd will acquire 333,333 shares in the Company at a price of NOK 60 per share (the "Share Acquisition"). NEXT CEO Tore Etholm Idsøe comments: Greenbridge Partners Ltd is a privately held investment company founded by Melker Schörling and Ola Rollén who has a deep knowledge of our industry. Greenbridge Partners Ltd has undertaken a thorough process before making the investment decision. They share our long term perspectives on the industry in general and NEXT in particular, and we are glad to welcome Greenbridge Partners Ltd as a large shareholder. Completion of the Private Placement and the Share Acquisition is conditional upon the extraordinary general meeting (the "EGM") in NEXT (i) approving the Private Placement and (ii) appointing one representative of Greenbridge Partners Ltd as a new member of the Board of Directors. The EGM will be held on or about 2 November. The Board of Directors has considered that the Private Placement is the best financing alternative available and that there are sufficient reasons to deviate from the shareholders' pre- emption right to subscribe for the New Shares. This is based particularly on the fact that no existing shareholders are participating in the Private Placement and that the subscription price is considerably above the current market price of the shares, as well as above average market price of the shares during the recent period. Furthermore, the Board of Directors is of the view that the Company is not required to conduct a repair issue in connection with the PrivatePlacement, and a repair issue will not be proposed. Contact person:Tore Etholm-Idsøe Chief Executive Officer Phone: +47 922 32 439 Email: About NEXT Biometrics: Enabled by its patented Active Thermal Principle, NEXT Biometrics offers high quality area fingerprint sensor at low prices. A wide range of products format including Smartphones, tablets, PC's, doors, time registration systems, payment terminals, flashdrives, USB-tokens, keyfobs and many more are targeted. NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is a publicly listed company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai. For more information about the company, please visit About Greenbridge Partners Greenbridge Partners is a privately held investment company with a focus on technology in mature and emerging markets. Greenbridge Partners' strategy is to invest in a limited number of holdings combined with a long-term view. The ultimate objective is to develop its holdings to become number 1 or number 2 in respective industries This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Business update from CEO Anders Spetz

I would like to take the opportunity to, in between quarterly reports and press releases of significant events, give a business update on the status of Nexam Chemicals operations. Strategic focus Our new strategy with focus on three application areas - polyethylene pipes, polyester foams and high performance applications - remains intact, and the development follow the plan we have established. Based on the positive results we have obtained, we now intend to accelerate our efforts even further. We have gone from "proof of concept" within all three application areas, to full scale test runs at customers and we are now approaching industrial sales in all. The ambition is to move from one buying customer per application area, to our next milestone of having at least five commercial customers in each area. Next phase in the development will be an expansion to a larger number of customers and broadening the number of application areas. This will require that we adapt the way we organize the business, in order to enable an acceleration in growth rate. Starting point for this next phase is the joint development work we today do together with a large number of customers with promising results. Business update Polyethylene pipes As previously announced, we can conclude that Nexam Chemicals technology for modifying polyethylene intended for pipe applications has had its commercial breakthrough. Tests have been ongoing and will continue in parallel with several customers for a number of different applications. The prospects for receiving more orders in this area relatively soon are considered to be good. Polyester foam, e.g. PET There is a number of ongoing activities at several customers, ranging from tests in the laboratory to pilot runs and tests in full-scale production. Nexam Chemicals technology for this area has proven to be extremely effective already at a very low dosage. We continuously develop our offering to the market based on the value our products creates for the customer. This is also an area in which we prioritize expanding our customer base. High performance applications We now receive continuous orders of industrial scale even though the volumes still are low. One of our customers have been able to commercialize a product, in which NEXIMID® have a crucial effect. This concerns applications related to the electronics industry. Also within this area there is a great potential for expanding the customer base. From research to development Our shift in focus towards more application related has led to a more active partnership with a major player in the specialty chemicals sector, Evonik. We have agreed that together approach polyimide customers with our high performance segment. Our product offering complement each other in a unique way. By taking advantage of both parties interacting products, the desired properties of plastics can be achieved. The work in our plastic application laboratory continues with high intensity. The equipment we have installed is best suited for the development of polyethylene and polyester applications. The much more advanced development work carried out within the high performance range are made primarily by our customers in their specialized laboratories. Organization As part of the savings program implemented, the reduction in personnel announced earlier is now fully implemented and our costs are continuing to decline compared to last year. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the fantastic team at Nexam Chemical for their outstanding performance during this period. We have succeeded in raising the level of activity and results, despite less resources. The recruitment of a new head of technical services / technical sales is entering into its final stage with selection and in-depth evaluation of the final candidates. On the sales side, negotiations are underway with a number of distributors that will represent on Nexam Chemicals behalf. I look forward to deliver on the established strategy! Anders Spetz CEO Note: This news has been translated from Swedish. The Swedish text shall govern for all purposes and prevail in case of any discrepancy with the English version. For further information please contact: Anders Spetz, CEO, +46-703 47 97 00, ____________________________________________________________________________ About Nexam Chemical Nexam Chemical develops technology and products that make it possible to significantly improve the production process and properties of most types of plastics in a cost-effective manner and with retained production technology. The improved properties include strength, toughness, temperature and chemical resistance as well as service life. The improvements in properties that can be achieved by using Nexam Chemical's technology make it possible to replace metals and other heavier or more expensive materials with plastics in a number of applications. In applications where plastic is already used, Nexam Chemicals products can improve the manufacturing process, reducing material use and enable more environmental friendly alternatives. Example of commercial applications: pipe manufacturing, foam production and high-performance plastics. More information about the business will be found on (http://file://tellus/styrelsen/A.%20Pressmeddelanden%20och%20nyheter/Pressmeddelanden/Eng/ The company´s Certified Adviser is Remium Nordic AB.

Invitation to press and analyst conference in Stockholm

Press conference, 9.00 a.m. CESTThe press conference will begin at 9.00 a.m. CEST and will be held at Tändstickspalatset, V Trädgårdsgatan 15 in Stockholm. Please note that the report is scheduled to be released at 7.20 a.m. CEST October 23.CFO Jan Gurander will participate in the press conference. The press conference will be webcast on and To join the press conference, please dial the phone number about ten minutes prior to the start. Dial in:SE: +46 8 519 990 32UK: +44 20 319 405 48US: +1 855 716 15 89 Replay number:SE: +46 8 505 564 44 Conference Reference: 372717# The conference will also be broadcast live at, where presentation material will be available for downloading and the teleconference will be available for replay. Follow us on Twitter: hashtag: #VolvoQ3 October 9, 2015 Reporters, who want more information, please contact: Kina Wileke, Media Relations Volvo Group, +46 31 323 7229 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014 the Volvo Group’s sale amounted to about SEK 283 billion (EUR 31 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA - Cancellation of royalty agreement

Reference is made to the announcement of today made by NEXT Biometrics Group ASA ("NEXT" or the "Company") regarding a proposed private placement. NEXT and Ngoc Minh Dinh have agreed to terminate the royalty payments to be made under the agreement of 8 May 2008 regarding the Company's acquisition of the patent and know-how described as the Active Thermal Sensing principle. The agreement was initially designed to ensure Ngoc Minh Dinh's a minimum payment for development of the technology regardless of his ownership in the Company. Ngoc Minh Dinh was thus entitled to a royalty equal to 5% of the Company's gross margin. Based on the improved cash position of the Company resulting from the private placement, the Company and Ngoc Minh Dinh have agreed that it is in the best interest of both parties to terminate the annual payment under the agreement against a one time payment of NOK 9,500,000. The agreement is conditional upon completion of the private placement. NEXT 's CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe comments: On behalf of the Company and the shareholders I will thank Dinh for reaching today's agreement with the Company. The royalty agreement was signed in a different environment and for purposes that are no longer deemed relevant. ABOUT NEXT Biometrics: Enabled by its patented NEXT Active Thermal principle, NEXT Biometrics ( offers high quality area fingerprint sensors at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC's, Doors, Time registration systems, Wearables, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, USB-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted. NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA is a publicly listed company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Prague and Shanghai. Media and Investor contacts for NEXT Biometrics: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, and Knut Stalen, CFO,

Johnson Controls honors SSAB with Gold Award for supplier performance in 2015

In line with the automotive industry’s expectations JCI supplier awardees are measured on Quality and Service, cost saving initiatives and social and environmental sustainability.  “We at SSAB are honored to be recognized with a Gold Award by Johnson Controls for our performance. We deliver Docol high-strength steels for safety parts in car seating, which must be simultaneously strong enough to safely withstand impact in crash situations and light enough to meet vehicle weight reduction targets to improve environmental performance and reduce cost. We are proud that Johnson Controls values our quality and service but still humble enough to know that we can, and must, improve in the future to keep delivering innovative solutions to the economic and environmental challenges the automotive sector faces,” says Tony Harris, Vice President, Sales in SSAB Europe who accepted the award on the company’s behalf at the event held in Plymouth, US, on September 30, 2015. “Our cooperation with SSAB started in 2000, when we started to use Docol steel grades. Since then, SSAB has continued to develop ultra-high-strength steels which fully meet new programs at Johnson Controls. In addition, SSAB delivers promptly and provides very good quality,” says Markus Cramer, Purchasing Manager for JCI Europe. Johnson Controls provides world class seat systems and components that offer safety, functionality and comfort with proven quality and on time delivery. The company has 80,000 employees in automotive seating. For further information please contact Tony Harris, Vice president, Sales, SSAB Europe, tel. +44 121 704 7329 Tony Harris, Vice President, Sales in SSAB Europe accepted the Johnson Controls’ Gold Award for supplier performance in 2015 together with Sören Madsen, Sales Director Automotive on SSAB’s behalf. Kelly Bysouth, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Automotive Seating is on the far right in the photo and Byron Foster, Group Vice President and General Manager, Product Group Complete Seat and Strategy is on the far left.

Invitation to presentation of interim report for the third quarter

Nobia will publish its interim report for the third quarter 2015 on 30 October at 8.00 CET. A webcasted telephone conference will be held the same day at 9.00 CET.Nobia’s President and CEO Morten Falkenberg and CFO Mikael Norman will present the results and answer questions. The telephone conference will be held in English and will be webcasted live on Nobia’s website:, or via the following link: participate in the telephone conference, and thereby be able to ask questions, please call one of the following numbers:Sweden: +46 (0)8 505 564 74UK: +44 (0)20 336 453 74USA: +1 855 753 22 30The presentation material will be available at before the conference starts.For further informationLena Schattauer, Head of Communication and IR+46 (0)8 440 16 07 or +46 (0)705 95 51 00lena.schattauer@nobia.comNobia develops and sells kitchens through some twenty strong brands in Europe, including Magnet in the UK; HTH, Norema, Sigdal, Invita and Marbodal in Scandinavia; Petra and A la Carte in Finland; ewe, FM and Intuo in Austria, as well as Poggenpohl globally. Nobia generates profitability by combining economies of scale with attractive kitchen offerings. The Group has approximately 6,400 employees and net sales of about SEK 12 billion in 2014. The Nobia share is listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker NOBI. Website:

Strengthened management team and reorganisation completed at Gymgrossisten

As part of Gymgrossisten’s focus on the Nordic market, the company has completed a reorganisation which entails that the company has been divided into three business areas and that a staff reduction has been implemented. The staff reduction is the result of a notice of dismissal distributed in August 2015 and affects 17 full time positions. The staff reduction will result in a sequential cost saving which on an annual basis is expected to amount to approximately SEK 8 million. The staff reduction will result in a non-recurring cost of SEK 5 million which will be attributed to Gymgrossisten’s result for the third quarter 2015. New managers have been appointed for each business area; Robert Walker will be responsible for the site, Mikko Ollinen will be responsible for the site and Nils Rådström will be responsible for Retail. Carl Arnesson has been appointed CFO. The new management team will all report to Therese Hillman, CEO of Gymgrossisten. Robert Walker has over 20 years’ experience in the sports nutrition industry, e.g. from leading positions within GNC Holdings Inc. and Twinlab Inc. Robert also launched and has been CEO of the Finnish sports nutrition web store, Mikko Ollinen most recently comes from where he was CEO for the Swedish operations and Nils Rådström has during the last 5 years worked with strategy and business development within Tele2. Carl Arnesson most recently comes from Metro Sweden where he has been CFO for 7 years. Paul Fischbein, President and CEO of Qliro Group, comments: “The changes we now have made will give Gymgrossisten the right foundation to implement its Nordic strategy. With a new, strong management team in place, we will continue to develop the company’s position within key segments in the Nordic market. It is never an easy decision to make staff reductions during a reorganisation as it affects close colleagues. But the change is necessary in order to secure a platform for continued strong sales and profitability for Gymgrossisten.” The information in this announcement is such that Qliro Group AB (publ) is required to disclose under the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was released for publication at 10:00 CET on 9 October 2015.

Bravida strengthens its position within cooling in northern Sweden by acquiring Friginor Kylmontage och Service AB

– The company operates in an area that is larger than a quarter of Sweden's surface area and enables us to strengthen our cooling operations in Division Nord considerably. The acquisition creates synergies with our other business areas and will contribute to further growth in the division, says Mikael Lidström, Division Manager Bravida Division Nord. Friginor Kylmontage och Service AB was founded in 1984 by Anders and Stig-Göran Lind who still are the owners of the company. – It feels good to have found a strong owner that will back us up to build a sustainable and long term future. Becoming a part of Bravida means that we can continue to develop ourselves and our operations. I am convinced that we, together with Bravida’s other business areas, will be able to grow further, says Anders Lind, owner and CEO of Friginor Kylmontage och Service AB. Friginor Kylmontage och Service AB has offices in Luleå, Umeå, and Haparanda as well as service stations in Kiruna, Gällivare, Kalix, Boden, Piteå and Skellefteå. With a total of 50 employees, the company had a turnover of SEK 73 million in 2014. Bravida enters ownership as per 1 November this year. – With the acquisition of Friginor, Bravida becomes one of the leading companies in the Swedish cooling market. This is in line with Bravida's strategy to be leading in the areas and markets we operate in, says Mattias Johansson, CEO and Group President, Bravida. For further information, please contact:Mattias Johansson, CEO and Group President, Bravida. Phone: +46 8 695 20 00Mikael Lidström, Division Manager, Bravida Division Nord. Phone: +46 21 15 48 40

Invitation to TeliaSonera’s Interim Report January-September 2015

Tuesday October 20, 2015 Press and Analyst ConferenceTime: 09:30 (CET)Place: TeliaSonera’s Head Office, Stureplan 8, Stockholm Mr Johan Dennelind, President and Chief Executive Officer of TeliaSonera and Mr Christian Luiga, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TeliaSonera will present the Interim report January-September, 2015. Press identification card or similar is required to attend. The press and analyst conference will be held in English and will be webcasted at ( Telephone conference in connection to the press and analyst conferenceYou can also listen to the conference live over the phone and attend the Q&A session via a conference call. 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 to register your attendance. Dial-in numbers:+44 (0) 1452 555 566, 0800 694 02 57Access code:58213543 Please note that there might be a time lag of up to 30 seconds between the webcast and the conference call if you are simultaneously watching and calling in to the press and analyst conference. You can also listen to the conference call afterwards until October 26, 2015. Replay number:+44 (0) 1452 550 000Access code:                      58213543   For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30,, visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TeliaSoneraAB  (    TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also a leading wholesale provider who owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2014, net sales amounted to SEK 101.1 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.2 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.35. The TeliaSonera share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more at         

Orc adds connectivity to Asian-based FEX Global

FEX will offer futures and options products in the energy and commodity space. The new Orc gateway was developed in partnership with FEX and certified by the exchange during Q3, 2015. This extension of Orc’s native gateway offering is a clear indication of Orc’s commitment to continuous R&D investments. “Orc’s new Orc FEX gateway gives derivatives trading firms in the Asia Pacific region the opportunity to trade on our energy and commodity markets from the expected launch in early 2016,” said Tom Price, CEO, FEX Global Pty. Ltd. “We are delighted to work with Orc, a recognized leader in the exchange traded derivatives space, knowing that their Trading Bricks platform meets the needs of our trading members and their clients. Orc’s FEX access clearly demonstrates their leadership in developing best-in-class electronic trading technology.” “We are excited to have completed our connectivity to FEX and to be officially certified for customer use by the exchange,” said Greg Chambers, President APAC, Orc Group. “Orc’s commitment to the exchange traded derivatives space is unrivaled and we're looking forward to our global customer base being able to trade the FEX suite of environmental, commodity and energy derivatives products from day 1.” Orc‘s trading and electronic execution solutions provide clients with the functionality, performance and reach needed in an increasingly competitive environment to scale their business into new markets via their own memberships or through a broker’s infrastructure. About FEX GlobalFEX Global has been granted an Australian Market License by the Minister under s795B of the Corporations Act (the Act), enabling it to offer energy, commodity and environmental derivative products. FEX Global seeks to serve the risk management and trading needs of global customers, with particular emphasis on participants based in the Asia-Pacific region. FEX Global will provide and operate a broad range of energy, commodity and environmental futures and options products. About OrcOrc is the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives. Successful trading desks of premier institutions rely on Orc to stay ahead in increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. We deliver unrivalled next-generation solutions for advanced trading, market access and electronic execution to leading trading firms, market makers, banks and brokers worldwide. With 200 customers in more than 30 countries, access to over 150 trading venues and offices in each of the world’s key financial centers, Orc offers true global capabilities. Orc is owned by Orc Group Holding AB which in turn is majority-owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII. For further information, please contact: FEX Global ContactPeter Coyle, Head of Exchange Services, Tel: +61 2 8024 5200, email:   Orc Group ContactGreg Chambers, President APAC Orc, Tel: +852 2167 1950, email:    Peter McPhee, VP Sales APAC, Orc, Tel: + +61 2 9240 2400, email: Agnes Wong, Senior Marketing Manager APAC, Orc, Tel: +852 2167 1986, email:

BRC selects IFS Applications 9 to consolidate operations and support expansion plans

Together with services partner Envecon, BRC will implement IFS Applications as an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for their manufacturing operations, including supporting core business processes of financials and reporting, maintenance, human resources, payroll and customer relationship management (CRM). By replacing its existing and outdated system with a modern, easy-to-use ERP solution that is easily configured to present the right information to different users, BRC will be able to capture and act on business information in real time. “We selected IFS Applications to consolidate operations, optimize workflows and empower staff with a highly usable ERP system that will support the complete manufacturing lifecycle both today and in the future as our business needs evolve. In today’s highly volatile steel market, it is imperative for BRC to have up to date and accurate information to make strategic business decisions,” said Ferhad Kahn, Interim Chief Executive Officer, BRC Industrial. After an extensive ERP evaluation process, BRC selected IFS because of the flexibility and usability of IFS Applications and its IFS Lobby, the solution’s configurable and role-based dashboard environment. Another key consideration was IFS’s proven track record of delivering successful implementations within the region, recently signing AIC Steel and Alyaf also in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ferhad Kahn added, “With the added functionality of IFS’s embedded CRM, document management and payroll in a single integrated application, we can better support our customers from inception through to providing regular status updates. Furthermore, we will improve productivity and reduce our operating costs by adding an integrated maintenance solution to improve the accuracy of information collected and prevent equipment malfunctions ensuring that we are operating at full capacity.” IFS Middle East, South Asia & Africa managing director Ian Fleming added, “As an innovative provider of agile ERP solutions, IFS has experienced recent success in the region by focusing on high-growth, asset-intensive and project-based industries, signing several new deals in the last six months.  We are excited to be working with BRC to help consolidate their operations, improve workflows and support their expansion plans.” Learn more about how IFS supports industrial manufacturing companies here:

Industrifonden invests in Nextory - the digital book service of the future

With Nextory’s service, users can read and listen to an unlimited number of digital books for a fixed subscription price. The subscription includes the market’s widest selection of e-books, including a large range of bestsellers. “The combination of a large selection of titles, modern subscription model and strong team sold us on Nextory. Smartphones and tablets are already established tools to consume film and music. To also read books digitally is a natural step in this development,” says Tore Tolke, Investment Manager at Industrifonden. At this point e-books account for just one percent of the total Swedish book market – worth SEK 6 billion – but are expected to grow quickly in the coming years. In the US, one of every two books sold is an e-book. There are already services for audible books and magazines in Sweden, but Nextory is the most advanced e-book service in the market. “Since our start in 2011 we have enhanced our technological platform and created a user-friendly, convenient service. We are now entering a growth stage where we plan to strengthen our position by tapping into Industrifonden’s capital resources, network and experience,” says Nextory CEO Shadi Bitar. “Our goal is to be the leader in e-books in the Swedish market by offering the best service and largest selection.” Shadi Bitar concludes. For more information, please contactShadi Bitar, CEO of Nextory AB, phone +46 70 781 74 41, shadi@frescano.sePaulina Nyquist, Marketing Manager, Nextory AB, phone: +46 70 255 30 82, paulina@frescano.seTore Tolke, Investment Manager, Industrifonden, phone: +46 70 424 30 51, About NextoryNextory offer a subscription service with unlimited access to both e-books and audio books. In Nextory you will find the market’s widest selection of e-books and audio books, including a large range of bestsellers. You can listen to and read directly with our iOS or Android app. Nextory AB was founded as a subsidiary of Frescano Group, which also includes the companies Svenska Julförlaget and Vår Bazaar. Frescano Group is majority owner of Nextory AB. About IndustrifondenIndustrifonden is one of Sweden's most experienced and active investors in early-stage tech and life science companies aiming for international growth. We are a long-term partner with about SEK 4 billion in assets and serve as an active owner together with entrepreneurs and co-investors. Our passion is to build lasting value and successful companies. For further information, visit or 

Scania to celebrate fuel-economy champions from across Europe

“This is one more way in which Scania is making clear how focused it is on low fuel consumption,” says Björn Fahlström, Vice President Product Management for Scania Trucks. “Scania has been extraordinarily successful with its Euro 6 powertrains in a large number of independent consumption tests that have been published in the media over the past few years. Now, we want to give the real heroes – the drivers – an easy-to-use forum for showcasing their best performances behind the wheel.” The Scania Fuel Masters competition will run for eight weeks and is open to all drivers who drive Euro 5 and Euro 6 trucks, regardless of vehicle brand. “We’re seeing a big change in driver behaviour,” Fahlström says. “Thanks to Scania having more than 140,000 connected vehicles on the road, we’re able to follow what is a steady decrease in fuel consumption per tonne-kilometre. Apart from all the product development on our side, it is clear that factors such as driver training and increased awareness of what low fuel consumption means for total operating economy and sustainability are also contributing significantly to steadily falling consumption.” Taking part in Scania Fuel Masters is simple. Drivers report their results via an app through which they also provide their vehicle data, gross train weight (GTW), road conditions and weather, together with a picture of the vehicle. It is up to the drivers themselves to determine whether, for example, 36.5 litres per 100 kilometres is a good result for a Scania G 450 6x4 tractor unit travelling between Warsaw and Gdańsk in heavy rain with a machine trailer and excavator. With other drivers able to give a Like “honk” to journeys as they are posted on the Fuel Masters site, Fahlström is confident that there won’t be any foul play. “It goes without saying that you will be scoring an own goal if you provide ludicrous results,” he says. As well as reporting their driving performance, drivers can find tips on the site from a Scania coach, plus a quiz with Scania-related questions. The tips are delivered in the form of a short film featuring Cem Kizilkaya, a well-known driver coach at the Scania Transport Laboratory in Söder­tälje, Sweden. A jury of four qualified Scania employees will choose three winners each week to receive a Scania Watch. All types of trucks can compete, with the jury taking the type of vehicle and assignment into account. Fahlström says that although it might seem odd to let drivers of other vehicle brands take part in the competition, Scania has nothing to fear. “Scania’s confidence is well placed in terms of what its vehicles and services deliver in terms of performance and quality,” he says. “That means we have nothing to fear from other drivers taking part. They can also do a good job within their own parameters.”

Major contract with Norwegian Tax Administration

Proact has signed one of the biggest contracts ever with the Norwegian Tax Administration. This four-year framework agreement comes as a result of a major solution contract last year. In 2014, Proact supplied a new platform to the Norwegian Tax Administration based on the converged infrastructure. This choice of platform will ensure that the Norwegian Tax Administration can meet demands for development of new services such as A-meldingen (an electronic form for reporting income and employment circumstances). “The Norwegian Tax Administration has selected a platform which, in our experience, gives good results on the performance side of things while also offering extremely good flexibility when developing new services,” says Thomas Kronen, Managing Director of Proact Norway. One of the very biggest “This is one of the very biggest contracts we have concluded in the Norwegian market. It is particularly pleasing to see the continued trust which the Norwegian Tax Administration places in us. Converged infrastructure will provide a good foundation for future IT projects and service rollout at the Norwegian Tax Administration, says Tone Håfjeld, Director of Marketing and Sales at Proact Norway. Over the past few years, Proact has been investing heavily in integrated data centre supplies and development of complete ranges of services. Converged infrastructure helps to optimise hardware performance while also providing better options for efficient administration and automation. “We are extremely pleased with developments to date. It is clear that the demand for our services and solutions in the Norwegian market is growing. Evidently, market players are wanting to reduce their administration and maintenance costs associated with operation, and customers are looking to service deliveries or converged infrastructure. Net sales were up by nine per cent in the first six months of the year,” says Håfjeld. International award This autumn, the Norwegian Tax Administration won an international award for the new business architecture, in the public sector category. The judges highlighted the initiative implemented by the Norwegian Tax Administration to make things easier for users – everything from new targets which were set in 2010 to completion of the new architecture in 2025. This award was presented by international advisory company iCMG.