Contract wins across the UK and Northern Ireland for market leader VPS in securing and preparing voids ready for lets

VPS (, the UK’s market leader in managing vacant property, has announced they have won a number of housing contracts across the UK in the first half of 2014. The new contracts include support for housing providers in Cheshire, Northamptonshire, London, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, South Wales and Northern Ireland, working with respected organisations and companies such as First Ark Group, Kier, Keepmoat, Nottingham City Homes, The Breyer Group, and the Golden Gates Housing Trust. Last month, the LHC National Framework Arrangement issued their Vacant Property Protection guides ( (for Scotland, England and Wales, and Ireland), having reappointed VPS to the 6th edition of arrangement for the next three years. LHC offers a series of pre-tendered framework agreements for local authorities, housing associations and other public sector bodies to help save individual bodies from re-inventing a costly and time consuming procurement process every time they seek to purchase specialist vacant housing services.  “We prepared the ground last year for expanding our leadership role as vacant property specialists by opening up a record number of additional service centres across the UK and Northern Ireland.” explains Anthony Owen (, the Managing Director of VPS, who has himself worked with over 250 housing providers in the UK in the last two decades. “We have our largest-ever team dedicated to securing and preparing empty homes for re-letting so that we can deliver on our commitment to provide the best national reach, local service vacant housing provision in the country.” “As well as our ‘clear and clean’ operations, which can include specialist deep cleans, needle sweeps and the safe removal of hazardous and combustible materials, we also provide excellent security and monitoring solutions for both vacant properties and construction sites – one of these contracts included 400 SmartAlarm ( systems alone.” Mr Owen added. “We specialise in taking care of empty properties, looking after these assets and ultimately helping ensure they are re-let as soon as possible.” Last year, VPS helped to secure, clean, clear, maintain and prepare almost 20,000 homes in the public and social housing sectors. 

EHRC Uncovers Serious Culture of Underpayment in Contract Cleaning Industry

After a new study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that cleaners working in the commercial cleaning industry experience underpayment, and are often denied holiday and sick pay, IQTimecard is urging the companies at fault to undertake a serious review of their payroll systems – or face real consequences. Cleaners interviewed for the report indicated that some were paid less than minimum wage, with contracts ranging between £5 and £7.50 per hour, while a significant number of those workers were not paid in full, or were refused the holiday or sick pay that they are entitled to by law. With the government now working hard to ‘name and shame’ companies that pay their employees less than minimum wage, IQTimecard is urging those in the contract cleaning industry to clean up their act with regards to payroll and workforce management. David Lynes, Director of IQTimecard, says, “Our time and attendance solution integrates seamlessly with payroll systems to prevent issues like underpayment. There are also numerous new reports that allow employers to check that they are paying their workforce the minimum wage, as well as calculating things like holiday pay and sick leave. There is no excuse now for businesses who aren’t paying their employees what they should – especially in contract cleaning, where many of the workers in the report stated they felt supremely undervalued.” IQTimecard is a simple solution that automates all payroll systems so that workers are paid exactly what they earn for the hours they’ve worked. The clocking in element of the software involves an electronic call monitoring solution that records calls from employees on a system to indicate when they check in and check out of a premises. The software then calculates how many hours they worked there and adds it to their total earnings for the month. The workforce monitoring solution helps to streamline payroll and ensures that mistakes are minimised – but it can also help with compliance with minimum wage laws. IQTimecard can run a number of reports that will flag up employees who are not being paid over the wage threshold, so that employers can rectify the problem – before the government decides to name and shame them. Mr Lynes adds, “The cleaning sector in the UK is made up of half a million workers and contributes £8bn to the UK economy – it’s crucial that employers remunerate their staff properly for the work they put in to keep the offices, retail units and leisure venues of this country running smoothly.” To find out more about IQTimecard and the changes it could make to a remote workforce, visit their website:

Second quarter results presentation on 21 August

Scandi Standard will publish its report for the second quarter 2014 at 08.00 CET on Thursday, 21 August. Conference call for the financial communityThe company will host a conference call on Thursday, 21 August at 10.30 CET. The conference will be hosted by Leif Bergvall Hansen, CEO and Jonny Mason, CFO. Participant access numbers:Sweden: +46 8 506 443 86UK: +44 20 7153 9154US: +1 877 423 0830Denmark: +45 3271 4262Norway: +47 2106 6113Germany: +49 69 2017 44210 Confirmation code: 609597# The presentation material will be published on prior to the conference call. The conference will also be audio web cast in “listen-only” mode through Scandi Standard’s website or click: For additional information, please contact:Patrik Linzenbold, Head of IR: +46 708 252630Arkadin Even Team: +46 8 1220 2700 #3 Scandi Standard is the largest producer of chicken in the Nordic Region with leading positions in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. We produce, sell and market chilled, frozen and processed chicken under the strong brands Kronfågel, Danpo, Den Stolte Hane, Vestfold Fugl, Ivars and Chicky World. In Norway eggs are also sold and produced under the Den Stolte Hane brand. We have a total of approximately 1,700 employees and sales of more than SEK 5 billion. For more information, visit 

ROS UK Limited Announces Its UK Based Patented Pallet Racking Upright Repair System.

UK warehouse managers are now able to benefit from an innovative hydraulic racking repair system that has taken Europe by storm without the need to unload a single product in most cases. Rack repair expert ROS ( UK is rolling out its supremely innovative service, which is the only one of its kind in the world, throughout the British Isles this month following huge success overseas. The ROS patented racking repair system ( is the only solution on the market that repairs damaged uprights, rather than simply replacing damaged sections with new parts. The firm estimates that it is up to 80% more cost effective than traditional racking repair solutions as well as being incredibly environmentally friendly. Significantly, for those with busy logistics and shipping hubs, ROS’ unique and innovative technology restores damaged racking uprights to their original shape and strength without a single box, pallet or product being offloaded from the rack in most cases. Andy Timmins, Managing Director of ROS UK said, “Damaged racking uprights present a huge cause for concern within the warehouse environment, with the structural integrity of the racking being severely compromised with every forklift truck impact. Further problems arise when the affected pallet locations have to be closed down and unloaded with cost and time implications. Having worked closely with major brands and integral parts of the logistics and supply chains across Europe, we know that the problem doesn't stop there – there are expensive replacement material costs as well as installation, forklift truck hire and scissor lift hire to factor in. Suddenly, you are presented with an unexpected bill running into many thousands of pounds, in addition to the enormous operational disruption which comes with traditional racking upright replacement.” “Our upright repair system is totally unique. It has been tried and tested by world leading organisations for the last 8 years and verified by independent tests carried out by top research institutes. It takes an average of just 25 minutes to repair a damaged section of racking using the ROS system, with zero disruption to operations at as little as 20% of the cost of traditional repair methods.” In addition to the cost and time savings, the ROS upright racking repair method is extremely efficient, with two repairs to the same upright permitted under the ROS UK EN15635 accreditation. The repair restores the racking upright to its original shape and strength, allowing warehouses to comply with all applicable safety legislation. ROS UK upright repairs conform to all relevant British and European standards including EN15635 and have been used onsite by organisations including IKEA, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, DHL, VW, Audi, CEVA Logistics and Keuhne + Nagel. The ROS method involves a custom, precision-engineered die being secured to the damaged upright and controlled hydraulic pressure is applied using a state-of-the-art process.The repair process works three dimensionally, to ensure correct re-profiling of the front face, side walls and corners, returning the upright to its original format in a matter of minutes. To find out more and to see a video demonstration, visit

Cummins First to Meet 2015 LEV III Emissions Regulations

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that it has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) standards. This new standard applies to all vehicles under 14,000 lb GVWR. The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the Ram Heavy-Duty lineup, and is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8,501-14,000 lb GVWR segment to be certified to the new 2015 LEV III standards. “At Cummins, we demand that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment,” said Jeff Caldwell, General Manager – Pickup Business. “Being the first in this segment to certify to these new standards demonstrates our continued commitment to the environment, and meeting more stringent requirements without hardware changes allows us to maintain the proven capability and reliability that our customers have grown to expect.” Under LEV III, the nitrogen oxide (NOx) and non-methane organic gas (NMOG) standards are combined into a single NOx+NMOG standard, along with extension of emissions-useful life to 150,000 miles for emissions control systems. LEV III standards also introduce more stringent NOx+NMOG fleet average requirements, which phase in from MY 2015-2022 for all medium-duty vehicles. These new standards were adopted by the Air Resources Board (ARB) in January 2012. This comes as Cummins implements its most comprehensive environmental sustainability plan ever. The plan, announced in early 2014, builds on past successes to address the company’s biggest opportunities to make a positive environmental impact – from the materials it buys to its products in use. The plan also includes specific goals for Cummins to reduce its environmental footprint. Cummins began providing diesel engines to Chrysler in 1988, and has shipped over 2 million engines in the last 25 years.

CorePower Yoga Opens 7th Studio in Los Angeles (104th Nationwide)

Denver-based yoga company CorePower Yoga ( will open its 7th studio in Los Angeles, California on Friday, August 15. This marks the 104th studio opening nationwide for CorePower Yoga.  Located across the street from the South Bay Galleria, the Redondo Studio will offer a variety of yoga class styles for all levels, including CorePower Yoga’s dynamic heated power yoga in beginner to advanced formats, Yoga Sculpt and Hot Power Fusion. In addition to classes, Redondo will offer Yoga Teacher Training (, as well as Lifestyle Programs such as boot camps and wellness cleanses to provide students with cross-training opportunities. “We’re so excited to expand in Los Angeles,” said Sofia Zinovyev, CorePower Yoga’s Redondo Studio Manager. “Our Redondo students will no longer have to make the drive across the city to get the style of yoga they love!” The Redondo Studio is home to two spacious yoga rooms and features a range of amenities including luxurious changing rooms, showers and private lockers. A full retail boutique will showcase men’s and women’s activewear, as well as a variety of accessories to meet your yoga and lifestyle needs. Students who are new to CorePower Yoga will receive one week of unlimited free yoga classes ( A variety of membership package options ( are also available. Last year, CorePower Yoga received a significant investment from Catterton Partners, the leading consumer-focused private equity firm, positioning the brand for rapid growth.  CorePower Yoga – Redondo Studio ( 4407 Redondo Beach Blvd Lawndale, CA 90260

Comments on media articles in the Netherlands

Today, August 16 2014, Buckaroo B.V, one of Intrum Justitia’s subsidiaries in the Netherlands, has been mentioned in certain Dutch media. Intrum Justitia acquired Buckaroo B.V during 2012. Buckaroo is a billing and payment services provider, offering a range of administrative payment services, including billing and payment matching for merchants selling goods and services on the internet. The company had a turnover of about EUR 9 million during 2013. Buckaroo holds a license as a payment service provider, issued by the Dutch Central Bank. Regarding the media articles in the Netherlands, Intrum Justitia can confirm that the Dutch police have investigated a former client of Buckaroo during 2013. In December 2013, the former Managing Director of Buckaroo also became a suspect in the same investigation, following which the Managing Director was immediately suspended and eventually dismissed. Buckaroo B.V is not a suspect in this or any other police investigation. As a consequence of these events, Intrum Justitia initiated a comprehensive review of Buckaroo’s compliance with Dutch regulations relating to know your customer routines during last year. This review, conducted in consultation with the Dutch Central Bank, resulted in an action plan to strengthen certain compliance-related processes at Buckaroo. In addition, some senior managers of Buckaroo were dismissed and a new management team was appointed. Buckaroo has since engaged internal and external resources to improve its internal routines in accordance with the action plan, including the termination of certain client contracts, and has made good progress to date. As a leading payment service provider on the Dutch market, Buckaroo remains committed to ensure compliance with the highest regulatory standards.    For further information, please contact:Erik Forsberg, CFO Tel: +46 8 546 102 02

Stefan Kercza named as acting CEO of Eniro

The Board of Directors of Eniro AB has appointed Stefan Kercza, currently President of Eniro Denmark and acting President of, as acting President and CEO of the company. The Board is of the opinion that Stefan Kercza, with his experience from returning Eniro Denmark to growth, is well-suited to bring about change at Eniro ahead of its next phase – the phase of growth. “Eniro’s board and management extend a welcome to Stefan Kercza as acting CEO of Eniro. Stefan has demonstrated impressive work with growth in Denmark and will bring this valuable experience to the Group level until a permanent CEO can be presented,” comments Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Chairman of Eniro. “We thank Johan Lindgren for his contribution to Eniro. The past four years under Johan’s leadership have been dominated by the work on bringing about the initial, successful transformation from printed to digital media along with a focus on user and customer benefit. Through extensive cost-cutting the company has maintained a strong cash flow, which has enabled Eniro to considerably lower its level of debt,” concludes Lars-Johan Jarnheimer. For further information, please contact:Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Chairman of the Board tel.: tel +46 722 208 277Stefan Kercza, Acting President and CEO, tel: +45 28 55 55 55Cecilia Lannebo, Head of Investor Relations, tel: +46 722 208 277 This information is such that Eniro 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 08.00 CET on August 18, 2014.

The Hansa Medical candidate drug IdeS has enabled successful kidney transplantation

HLA sensitized patients rarely become transplanted due to the immediate risk of transplant rejection caused by donor specific anti-HLA antibodies. However, following treatment with IdeS the now transplanted patient became eligible for deceased donor transplantation after treatment with IdeS. The cross match test, determining if the patient was compatible with the deceased donor, showed that the donor specific antibodies had been completely inactivated by the IdeS-treatment making the cross match negative. The patient was then successfully transplanted and the transplanted kidney is now perfectly functional. “We have demonstrated, for the first time, that IdeS can enable transplantation for patients burdened by anti-HLA antibodies as the primary obstacle to transplantation. I am very happy that we by treatment with IdeS, have managed to help this patient to become transplanted,” comments Emanuel Björne, CEO Hansa Medical AB (publ). Thousands of sensitized patients around the world live in a hopeless wait, hindered from transplantation due to high levels of anti-HLA antibodies. These patients face long-term dialysis, associated with significantly shortened life expectancy and reduced quality of life. The goal of Hansa Medical is that all these patients shall be transplanted through treatment with IdeS. “We have purposefully brought our unique IdeS-concept from discovery, through phases of research and development into effective and safe treatment of a patient. This brings hope to patients in need and is a major success for my dedicated colleagues here at Hansa Medical and at Uppsala University Hospital as well as for our long term committed owners whose investments made this possible,” concludes Emanuel Björne, CEO Hansa Medical AB (publ). More on IdeSThe candidate drug IdeS is developed as a fast, effective and safe method to deactivate anti-HLA antibodies in sensitized patients prior to kidney transplantation. During 2013, a successful Phase I-study on 29 healthy subjects was performed, demonstrating IdeS as efficacious and well tolerated with a favourable safety profile. The purpose of the ongoing Phase II-study is to explore IdeS’ safety and efficacy on anti-HLA antibodies in sensitized patients awaiting kidney transplantation. The objective is to generate significant clinical data in order to enable a pivotal phase III trial. In total, approximately 20 patients will be enrolled in two separate phase II studies planned to last until the second quarter of 2015.

North Kendang-2 Drilling Completed

18 August 2014 Salamander Energy plc("Salamander" or the "Company") North Kendang-2 Drilling Completed Salamander Energy plc announces that drilling operations on the North Kendang-2 exploration well ("NK-2") in its operated South East Sangatta PSC have now been concluded. The well reached a total depth of 2,569 metres true vertical depth sub-sea and encountered two hydrocarbon bearing intervals, one of which was the primary objective zone of high pressure encountered in the North Kendang-1 ("NK-1") well. This was successfully penetrated in NK-2 and comprised a 2.5m gas condensate bearing sand. In addition, a 10.5m gas bearing sand with oil shows was encountered at a shallower depth. This sand is at the same stratigraphic interval that flowed 6,000 bopd on test in the South Kecapi-1 DIR/ST well in the Bontang PSC. The volume of hydrocarbons encountered is considered to be sub-commercial and the NK-2 well has been plugged and abandoned. Costs related to the NK-1 well control incident, and to drilling the NK-2 well to this same depth, are covered under the Company's insurance policies. This well concluded Salamander's drilling programme in the North Kutei and the Ocean General rig has now been released. Enquiries: Salamander Energy                                                                                         +44 (0)20 7432 2680James Menzies, Chief Executive OfficerGeoff Callow, Head of Corporate Affairs Brunswick Group                                                                                             +44 (0)20 7404 5959Patrick HandleyElizabeth Adams

Opus Inspection consolidates its management team and appoints Jim Sands as President

With this step, Opus Inspection finalizes its consolidation of the management team after the acquisition and integration of Envirotest in early 2014. Opus Inspection, market leader in the North American vehicle inspection industry, currently has contracts to provide and manage state-of-the-art centralized and decentralized vehicle inspection programs in twenty-five jurisdictions across North America, testing more than 30 million vehicles annually. The organization has over 1,300 employees. It further provides patented remote sensing technology worldwide that measures tailpipe exhaust as vehicles pass by under normal roadway conditions. “This move is the final step in integrating the organization and management groups of Opus Inspection and its subsidiary Envirotest to form a single organization that is completely devoted to growing our motor vehicle inspection business in the U.S. and globally.” said Lothar Geilen who continues as CEO of Opus Inspection. “We are pleased to have Jim lead our integration and focus on exceptional customer relationships we enjoy at Opus Inspection,” “I am proud to be taking on this role within Opus Inspection,” said Jim Sands. “I am looking forward to contribute to Opus Inspection’s leadership in the vehicle inspection industry for innovative product and service offerings and operational excellence for many years to come.” Mölndal, August 18, 2014Opus Group AB (publ)

Changes in the Skanska Senior Executive Team and new Business Unit President Skanska USA Civil

Karin Lepasoon, Executive Vice President Skanska, with responsibility for our strategy and Group Staff functions, leaves the Skanska Senior Executive Team, SET, as of today, for family reasons. Karin will continue as strategic support to Johan Karlström, President and CEO, Skanska, until the end of 2014 when she leaves Skanska.   Johan Karlström, President and CEO, says: “Mike has been instrumental in developing Skanska to one of the leading construction companies in the U.S. The U.S. market represents a large and growing part of Skanska. We see great opportunities within building and civil construction including the energy sector and also in the development of commercial properties.” “Karin has had a central role in developing Skanska’s business plan and the strategy that we are now successfully following. The Group Staff functions Karin has been responsible for, such as sustainability and communications, are well known and respected in the business and have played an important part in positioning Skanska as a modern and innovative company.” “I want to thank Mike and Karin for their invaluable contributions in their work in SET and both have played key roles in turning Skanska into one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. I am truly proud of having had them as colleagues and wish Mike and Karin all the best in their next steps in life.” Richard Cavallaro will be succeeded in his current position as Business Unit President Skanska USA Civil by Michael Cobelli, who is currently Chief Operating Officer and member of the Skanska USA Civil Management Team. “Rich has strong experience in leading large organizations and a solid track record of developing profitable operations. Together with his strong values, customer orientation and leadership skills he is very suitable to leading Skanska going forward, and I welcome him as a member of the SET”, says Johan Karlström, President and CEO of Skanska.

ESS AB has chosen Cad-Q's cloud service BIMeye to streamline the construction of the world-unique research facility, ESS

ESS is a multi-disciplinary research laboratory based at the world's most powerful neutron source. It will be built in Lund, Sweden and Denmark as host countries and a total of 17 European partners. At the plant the researchers will be able to study the materials of the future - everything from plastics and proteins to medicines - at the atomic and molecular level to understand how they are constructed and learn more about their properties.European Spallation Source ESS AB whish is building the plant will conduct the construction project as a BIM process with respect to the tools and methodology.BIMeye with Cad-Q's cloud services for BIM (Building Information Modeling), will give all stakeholders in the project, the ability to efficiently manage and distribute critical information, as well as the ability to analyze, revise and supplement the information that other players in the BIM process provides the service."Based on our clients' requirements and expectations of this world unique facility, our focus on BIM and collaboration with Cad-Q, with their expertise and services regarding this, feels as a good complement to our the strategies in order to reach the goal with the project”, says Fredrik Osterberg, Risk / BIM / Systems Engineering at the Conventional Facilities ESS AB."Cad-Q is the leading supplier of engineering tools and BIM process support to the construction industry. We can, with our cloud service BIMeye, provide ESS with the support to ensure efficient work processes around building design. They can save time, simplify and especially increase the quality of the projected material during the expected six years period of the construction”, says Mats Persson, Business Unit Manager, Project Services at Cad-Q. 


HiQ has developed the new web solution that is an important part of the contact with Akademiska Hus’ customers and stakeholders, as well as the 300 000 who study and work in Akademiska Hus’ buildings around Sweden. ”This is yet another example of an assignment where we take overall digital responsibility all the way from concept, via design and technical development, to administration and support. Our range benefits Akademiska Hus and we are proud to be given the confidence to create an effective and user-friendly solution,” says Jerker Lindstén, Managing Director of HiQ Gothenburg. The new website is part of a large project that Akademiska Hus has carried out over the last years, and that has e.g. resulted in a new brand platform and online strategy. ”The aim is to strengthen our relationship with customers and tenants, create interest for our business and find new ways to create value and usefulness. As experts on educational environments we want to share our knowledge. The new web is an important part of our digital presence and we have had a great collaboration with HiQ,” says Henrik Mortensen, PR and online manager at Akademiska Hus. “Akademiska Hus is a leading player within their area and we are happy to contribute with our know-how. We are passionate about simplifying and improving people’s everyday lives and the solution we have developed does just that; simplifies and improves for Akademiska Hus themselves and for their customers,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. Akademiska Hus ( is one of Sweden’s largest property companies. With focus on universities and colleges, Akademiska Hus builds and administers sustainable knowledge environments. With vast experience and attention to trends in the academic world, Akademiska Hus can build with both innovativity and long-sightedness. Today, Akademiska Hus has a property value of SEK 58,4 billion and a turnover of SEK 5,6 billion. For more information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ, tel. +46 8 588 90 000 Jerker Lindstén, Managing Director HiQ Gothenburg, tel. +46 76 880 06 00 Laura Manninen, acting Head of Communication, HiQ, tel. +46 734 481 317

Former Real Madrid Player Michel Salgado Appointed Ambassador for Trig Money™

Trig Social Media AB (Publ) is pleased to announce to have appointed the legendary Spanish football player Michel Salgado as Ambassador for Trig Money™. Michel Salgado will act as a Brand Ambassador for the global Trig Money™ application that is currently being launched worldwide. “ We are pleased and delighted to have Michel Salgado onboard as an Ambassador. He brings a significant influence in the UAE and North Africa regions and coupled with his global recognition, this will assist us immensely”, says Phillip Cook, Trig Social Media AB (Publ). Trig Money™ ( offers a cashback application to it's users on the services and products that they buy online with any of the thousands of global retailers connected to the Trig Money™ network. Trig Money™ can also be retrieved at A social media platform designed as an innovative global social communications solution, run by Trig Social Media AB (Publ). --- Miguel Ángel "Míchel" Salgado Fernández, now a retired footballer (, played full-back for Real Madrid and Blackburn Rovers during his professional football career. Nicknamed Il Due (two in Italian), he was known for his combative tackling and attacking play. During a 15 year period in Spain, Salgado – who appeared in 343 La Liga games, scoring seven goals – represented the Spanish national team, collecting more than 50 caps and appearing in one World Cup and one European Championship. He also played three seasons in England with Blackburn Rovers. Today Salgado is active as Director of Football for the Dubai Sports City (DSC) and its Spanish Soccer Schools (SSS). Michel is also an Ambassador for Chevrolet and Adidas for the Middle East and North Africa Salgado also stars in the football-focused reality show “The Victorious” as a trainer, alongside another legendary football hero Diego Maradona who is the show’s host and judge. Trig Social Media AB (Publ) is a holding company for a portfolio of social media and related user engagement applications.The Company has an existing portfolio of 26.25 million users, of which 23 millon have corporate sponsors to download the company’s income generating application: Trig Money™. Trig Social Media AB (Publ) financial model is significantly different from all other companies operating in the social media space, as the company does not rely on click/view advertising etc. Trig Social Media AB (Publ) is currently focused on the 18 countries in which it operates today.

Hair Development at the Cutting Edge of Extensions and Hair Replacement Systems

Trusted leading experts in human and fashion hair extensions and hair replacement systems, Hair Development, renowned for their high profile clientele, has been endorsed by the Trichology Society, a worthy accolade for the hugely successful company. Celebrated for its 50 years in the business fusing the latest scientific breakthroughs with stunningly aesthetic fashion, the company is highly sought after for their range of human hair extensions, fashion extensions and Hair Replacement Systems for men ( and women suffering with hair loss. The Trichology Society has lavished Hair Development with praise as a reputable, trustworthy business to resolve every common hair quandary. With three members of Hair Development’s management team present in the Trichology Societies membership, including founder and CEO Stanley Levy MTTS, Managing Director Mark Burns MTTS and Creative Director Janis Levy MTTS, the company are the first in the industry to marry their medical knowledge of the hair and scalp with the cosmetic appeal of the fashion industry. Mark Burns, Managing Director says, “The Trichology society is a highly esteemed, professional organisation and their endorsement has really cemented us as a company that can be depended on to deliver the highest quality in hair replacement technology. Hair is one of the primary ways that we express ourselves – it signals femininity, health and youth, and can be a crucial part of our personality.  When it starts to diminish, for whatever reason, it can have devastating effects.” The company boast an impressive resume of high end clients including top secret celebrity clients who rely on the confidentiality and professionalism of Hair Development ( As well as providing the latest in cutting edge hair care to salons, stockists and individual clients, Hair Development manufacture bespoke items for theatre, TV and film. Professional designers, artists and producers utilise its pioneering scientific breakthroughs and highly natural hair quality for high profile commercial projects that require authenticity and painstaking attention to detail. Esteemed models featured on the cover and within the pages of Vogue magazine have been subject to the Hair Development treatment, as were the cast of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Its foray into theatre has seen the company create notable looks for the cast of 42nd Street and helped create the heady glamour of reality TV show and dance contest Strictly Come Dancing. Mark Burns adds, “Our endorsement from the Trichology Society and the fact we have a numerous amount of clients in the spotlight, confirms what all of our clients already know about us. We blend medical and scientific developments with beautiful quality and a variety of versatile, adaptable choices for people who are suffering from hair loss or simply want to create a new look. We aren’t just about hair extensions and fashions; we help people to feel beautiful, confident and happy.” For more information about Hair Development’s highly coveted extensions and Hair Replacement Systems, please visit:

America’s Longest Running Muslim Convention Draws Prominent Lawmakers, Diplomats

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:August 18, 2014 Civic, political and religious leaders lauded the efforts of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA during its 66thAnnual Convention this past weekend in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  More than 7,000 people attended the oldest and longest lasting Muslim convention in America to participate in its presentations and breakout meetings. The focus of this year’s convention was to discuss faith’s role as the antidote to the world’s crises. The weekend-long convention was streamed live, with simultaneous Spanish translation also provided. At a special interfaith session during the weekend-long convention, political, civic and religious leaders commended Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s track record of bringing people and the world toward peace.  In addition, foreign diplomats lauded its affiliated charitable organization, Humanity First, particularly for its humanitarian work in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Guatemala and the Marshall Islands. Patty Kim presented the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives extolling their efforts to create new pathways to peace, saying that Islam had in the past “been unfairly labeled” as anything but a peaceful religion. Shaarik Zafar, the U.S. State Department’s newly appointed Special Representative to Muslim Communities addressed the crowd, saying: “Now more than ever it’s important for members of all faiths, including those of no faith, to come together to promote peace…the entire Unites States government stands with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.” Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA presented its annual Humanitarian Award during this session to two recipients. The first was U.S. Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN) who addressed the convention attendees via a video message by thanking the community and its international Khalifa, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad. Citing the violence in Palestine, Pakistan and at the hands of ISIS, Congressman Carson concluded by recognizing the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, saying: “You have dedicated yourselves to the improvement of our communities.” Dr. Robert George, Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence and Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), also received the Humanitarian Award for his work for liberty and peace in recent years. Speaking about continued state-sanctioned persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, including the recent attacks in Gujranwala, Dr. George declared: “The [attackers] say you are not Muslims. I say they are not Muslims.” Noting the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s commitment to remain steadfast and peaceful despite its persecution, Dr. George stated: “Those behind the persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslims are some of the worst enemies of human freedom and dignity. But what a refreshing difference there is between you and your persecutors.” Other speakers at the convention included: · Undersecretary General of the United Nations, Zainab Hawa Bangura · Uganda Ambassador to the United States, Oliver Wonekha · Ambassador of Sierra Leone, Bockari Stevens · President of the Marshall Islands Mayors Association James Matayoshi · Chief of Police in Canton, Massachusetts Ken Berkowitz · Duke University Chaplain, Imam Abdullah Antepli · Communications Director for Council for American Islamic Relations, Agnieska Karoluk The Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett also sent a message to the convention, stating “As you gather to strengthen the bonds of your community, all those in attendance are embracing a rich heritage filled with tradition and pride.” U.S. Senator Pat Toomey sent official recognition from the U.S. Senate for all Convention delegates.  The Mayor of Harrisburg, Eric Papenfuse, commented about the convention, saying “We are especially impressed at the message of peace and understanding you bring to our area and to the world.  Thank you for gracing our capital city with your presence, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the coming years!”

Studio Film School Announces Red Carpet Premiere

A popular children’s film activities and workshop studio has announced plans to hold a series of 'Red Carpet Premieres' showcasing some of the fantastic films made by its students over the summer. Scheduled for September at Curzon Cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue, the exclusive Studio Film School ( events give talented young film makers and performers the chance to show off their hard work to a VIP audience of friends and family. The premieres will be held across four separate screenings taking place on the mornings of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7thSeptember. The events will screen four hours worth of short films made by over 200 young filmmakers participating in the weekly Saturday Film Shoot classes and Summer Film Shoot holiday programmes. Welcoming students aged between four and 18, Studio Film School is a great way for children to learn new technical skills, explore their creativity, grow self-confidence and make new friends. The special ‘Red Carpet Premiere’ screening is a wonderful opportunity to boost the confidence of students and reward them for their hard work and dedication. Dan Farrell, Director of Studio Film School said, “We love putting on red carpet screening premieres and watching the faces of our students light up when they see their creations up on the big screen. They work so hard throughout the year and it’s a fantastic way to reward them for their efforts.” Making a special appearance at the screening are pieces from the Summer Film Shoot workshop held earlier this year. The workshop was one of the most popular classes of 2014, treating students to intensive five day workshops with a range of inspirational themes. 'Make 'Em Laugh' focussed on producing side splitting comedies while the 'Welcome to Hollywood' workshop unravelled the secrets of the golden greats. Roles included screenwriting, directing, camera operating, set designing, editing, acting, resulting in a dynamic selection of final products including a Singin' in the Rain inspired musical, Alfred Hitchcock style detective thriller and The Wizard of Oz tribute. The young filmmakers of the Saturday Film Shoots will also be screening their masterpieces which were created across 10 Saturday sessions. With a cyborg sci-fi film, stop-motion animation and doll themed creepy horror film all on the schedule, the show is sure to be a hit with parents, siblings and friends alike. Thanks to the huge success of the summer workshops, Studio Film School has confirmed the launch of a series of new Saturday classes commencing on September 27th. Sessions are based in the London areas of Balham and Highgate and will be run for two hours on Saturday mornings. Aimed at children aged between seven and 18, the small classes are designed to help students develop practical skills, creativity and confidence as filmmakers. Each term includes a DVD as well as tickets to the annual Red Carpet Premiere. Each Saturday class will be held by two DBS certified staff that are specially trained to oversee workshops that are fun, inspiring and informative. This gives parents the peace of mind that their children are receiving the highest standard of film-making education London has to offer. As the weather cools down, the new Studio Film School Saturday classes are the perfect way to keep kids entertained and productive as the winter months roll in. The premieres will take place on Saturday September 6 from 10am-11am (Saturday Film Shoots - Balham) and 11am-12 (Summer Film Shoot - Balham) and Sunday September 7 from 10am-11am (Saturday Film Shoots and Summer Film Shoot - Highgate) and 11am-12 Summer Film Shoot (Balham). To find out more about Studio Film School, the Red Carpet Premiere screening and the exciting new Saturday sessions, visit the website at:… (  Facebook: Twitter:

Nationally Recognised Team of Performance Experts Head up Arts1 at The Box Studios in Milton Keynes

A premier UK performing arts school is leading the way in student education with its highly skilled team of theatrical gurus. Blending educational qualifications with first-hand industry experience, staff at Arts1 School of Performance ( teachers are dedicated to helping each and every student reach their potential and achieve unsurpassed performance training excellence. Offering classes in dance, acting, musical theatre, singing, playwriting and more, the school’s new studios at The Box in Linford Wood, Milton Keynes is an all-encompassing hub for children and adults wanting to learn from the very best performing arts professionals in a creative environment. Rebecca Carrington, Principal and co-founder of Arts1 School of Performance at The Box Studios, said “We founded The Box Studios as a home for Arts1 School of Performance to house a creative educational environment that would really help our students fulfil their performance potential. We believe that a solid educational basis is the foundation to success in the arts and we support our students by nurturing their passion as well as developing their skills.  Thanks to our dedicated expert teaching team of industry professionals, students can learn their craft in a way that is supportive as well as up to date and relevant.  Many of our graduates and even some current students are now performing nationally and internationally in theatre, TV and film, or using the valuable skills they have learned to support their chosen career away from the arts.” The school is led by Principal Rebecca Carrington, who alongside professional performance credits boasts a handful of nationally recognised qualifications including a Masters degree in Musical Theatre, a First Class BA Honours degree in Modern Drama Studies and English and P.G.C.E. in Post-16 education. Backing up the qualifications are years of professional hands-on experience in the classroom and in running the school, focusing on the development of the individual and leading the staff team.  Rebecca brings a unique approach to the developmental and educational needs of each child, focussing on what makes each student different, she combines her knowledge and industry experience to ensure that each student receives a personalised learning experience designed to help them harness their talents and fulfil their goals. Supporting Rebecca is Creative Director and co-founder, James Grimsey. Bringing 15 years of experience to the table, James boasts an impressive professional portfolio. Having worked as a vocal coach on ITV’s X-Factor and one of Britain’s few qualified Certified Master Teachers in Estill Voice Training, his clients have included X-Factor finalist and now number 1 chart artist Ella Henderson and Sam Barks of the latest Les Miserables musical blockbuster. Performing credits include vocals on the Mamma Mia film soundtrack as well as theatrical and commercial credits.  Alongside work with Arts1 at The Box Studios in Linford Wood, Mr Grimsey also holds the prestigious post of Head of Singing at one of the UK’s leading drama schools, Birmingham School of Acting.   Thanks to his extensive first-hand experience in coaching young and developing voices in the professional arena, James is able to bring an unparalleled level of expertise and a constant source of inspiration to the students at Arts1 School of Performance. Students at Arts1 also enjoy tutoring from a team of specialist tutors who have worked with the industry elite, with their music team including Dom Rampello of RGS studios and manager to Britain’s Got Talent finalist Bailey McConnell.  The dance team includes Sam Jenkins, one of the original members of nationally renowned Nemesis Crew and Steph Howe who has danced with superstars such as The Sugababes and Mel B.  Contemporary and choreography teacher Chris Bradley runs youth dance company Initiate and has appeared in the music video for Lily Allen’s The Fear and Acting coach Shelly Atton runs Arts Council funded theatre company “Moon on a Stick”. To find out more about Arts1 School of Performance at The Box Studios and its expert team of professional performing arts staff, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter: YouTube:

Northland announces changes in the corporate management

Luxembourg, August 18, 2014 – Northland Resources S.A. (OSE: NAUR, Frankfurt: NPK, Nasdaq OMX/First North: NAURo – together with its subsidiaries “Northland”, “NRSA” or the “Company”) announces changes to the executive management team (the “Management Team”). Northland is making organizational changes as a part of the Company’s new strategy, announced on June 30, 2014. The changes include a new organizational structure and a reduction in the size of the Management Team. The Management Team will consist of four positions, besides the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), from September 1, 2014. “The new organizational structure further reinforces Northland’s focus on production. Through having supporting functions on site in Kaunisvaara, we improve efficiency and enable the production team to focus on the important goals of optimization and increasing production levels. With this setup, we will also be well prepared to finalize the second processing line and increase production when iron ore price improves. The management team will be reduced in size, but existing expertise will be retained within the company”, said CEO, Johan Balck. The following positions will be included in the Management Team: · Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Johan Dagertun, currently holding the position as Vice President Financing and Business Control, will assume the role as CFO. · Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) – Tomas Gustafsson, currently holding the position as Project Manager, will assume the role as CAO. · Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Johan Balck, in addition to his current position as CEO, will assume the role as acting COO. · Chief Technical Officer (CTO) – To be appointed. The following members of the existing Management Team will continue within the Company: · Hans Andersson, currently holding the position as General Manager Production, will assume the role as Mine Manager.   · Hans Nilsson, currently holding the position as Vice President Marketing and Logistics, will assume the role as Director of Marketing & Sales. · Jari Väisänen, will continue as Vice President Finnish Operations. Northland is looking over strategic options for Hannukainen, hence will Jari's role change. · Klas Olsson, currently holding the position as Vice President Procurement, will assume the role as Manager of Procurement. · Krister Winsa, currently holding the position as Vice President Accounting and Tax, will assume the role as Manager of Accounting & Tax. · Manfred Lindvall, currently holding the position as Vice President Exploration, Technology and Energy, will assume the role as Director of Exploration and Senior Advisor. Furthermore, Pia Vennerberg currently holding the position as Project Manager Pellivuoma, will leave the Company. Pia will be available for some time for the Company. For more information, please contact:ir@northland.euJohan Balck, CEO: +46 70 365 89 00Niclas Dahlström, Communication Manager: +46 70 382 99 77 Or visit our website: Northland is a producer of iron ore concentrate, with a portfolio of production, development and exploration mines and projects in northern Sweden and Finland. The first construction phase of the Kaunisvaara project is complete and production ramp-up started in November 2012. The Company expects to produce high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate in Kaunisvaara, Sweden, where the Company expects to exploit two magnetite iron ore deposits, Tapuli and Sahavaara. Northland has entered into off-take contracts with three partners for the entire production from the Kaunisvaara project over the next seven to ten years. The Company has also finalized a Definitive Feasibility Study (“DFS”) for its Hannukainen Iron Oxide Copper Gold (“IOCG”) project in Kolari, northern Finland. Forward-Looking Information This announcement may include “forward-looking” information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believes”, “estimates”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “may”, “will” or “should” or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology. This forward-looking information includes all matters that are expectations concerning, among other things, Northland’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which it operates. By their nature, forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that Northland’s actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which it operates may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, even if Northland’s results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which Northland operates are consistent with the forward-looking information contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.

Famous Urdu Poetry Collection Finally Uncovered After 50 Years Presumed Destroyed

In a thrilling discovery for all lovers of Urdu poetry, the original manuscript of Mirza  Asadullah Khan Ghalib’s ‘Nuskha-e-Hameediya’ may have survived after being reported missing during the India – Pakistan war during the 1940s. The manuscript, dated 1821, was commissioned by Nawab Faujdar Mohammed Khan and penned by the hand of calligrapher Hafiz Mueenuddin, and features some of the most authentic and beautiful Urdu poetry ever written. An online art gallery and museum named Husaini Arts were the ones to uncover this miraculous discovery. A spokesman for the venture says, “It’s truly an incredible find and we’re thrilled that we may yet get to read the original manuscript, which is now almost 200 years old. Urdu poetry lovers everywhere will be rejoicing at this news – that the original text can now be added to the canon of work Ghalib worked on.” He adds, “After many years of believing that the manuscript was missing and accepting doctored and amended versions of this work as ‘authentic’, we can now finally see the genius of Ghalib as it was originally intended.” The manuscript was the first of the nine known manuscripts of the Divans of Ghalib – commissioned when Ghalib was just 24 years of age. Accounts from scholars and publishers say the original manuscript contained almost 1,800 verses – nearly twice the number of verses that were published in the ‘authorized’ version in 1941. The discovery of these extra verses is very important – fifty years after the death of Ghalib, finding a manuscript with many unknown verses was a huge discovery for the poetry community. Ghalib did not find the omitted verses ‘fit for publication’, but true poetry lovers were keen to read the missing text. Later, in 1969, Professor Hamid Ahmed Khan wrote that he examined the manuscript in 1938, but did not keep extensive notes on his thoughts regarding the omitted piece, later going on to publish a ‘corrected’ version of the poems. By the time the ‘corrected’ version of the poems had been released, the actual manuscript had disappeared, presumed missing or possibly destroyed during the India – Pakistan division back in 1947. With no original text as evidence, readers had to accept that Professor Khan’s version was authentic – until now. The original Nuskha-e-Hameediya is about to be brought to light, and all those who love Urdu poetry are about to see the true, authentic text that Ghalib first intended to be read by the elite in the 19thcentury. The discovery of the original manuscript has sparked celebrations in the creative community, especially the researchers on the works of Mirza Ghailb, many of whom are thrilled that the doctored and amended texts will not go down in history as the definitive poems. For further updates on this ongoing saga, please visit

Memorabilia from creator of the jet engine Sir Frank Whittle to be auctioned

Golding Young are delighted and privileged to bring a private collection of items and ephemera relating to Sir Frank Whittle to the market when they go to auction on September 3rd at The Grantham Auction Rooms. The collection has been put together over many years by a close friend and associate of Sir Frank Whittle, Roy Fowkes. Sir Frank Whittle started his career at RAF Halton as an aircraft apprentice before going on to officer training at RAF Cranwell.  He spent time at RAFs Hornchurch, Wittering and Henlow before attending a two-year engineering course at Cambridge University.  Perhaps his greatest and most well-known achievement was as the inventor of the jet engine.  Together with friends and with the backing of investment bankers, they formed the company Power Jets in 1935.   The company started out in Rugby before moving to Lutterworth in Leicestershire where they carried out extensive developments into jet engine propulsion.  With the onset of the Second World War, the company was nationalized and brought under government control. “I was an engineering apprentice at Power Jets in the 1940s so knew of Sir Frank, but I wasn’t privileged enough to be introduced to him.  It was only through my connection with the Reactionaries that I met Sir Frank” said Roy Fowkes. The Reactionaries were formed by ex-employees of Power Jets.  Forming life-long friendships amongst themselves they wanted to celebrate the anniversary of the run of the first engine.  An annual dinner was established at Farnborough. “Sir Frank would turn up on occasion.  I was introduced to him at a dinner in the 1970s by a close friend, a senior engineer who knew Sir Frank well and had Sir Frank and his wife stay at his house.  I was very impressed.  He was a very easy man to get on with.  I organised a dinner myself and managed to get him back over to the UK.  He was living in the US with his wife who was American.  We met up in London at his hotel and I was surprised to see him slumped in his chair, fed up.  He said he couldn’t sit down without someone asking him something, or wanting something from him.  I invited him to stay with us at our home and our friendship grew from there.” “Various people would ring him up and ask him to speak or attend an event.  He ended up getting himself in a bit of a muddle.  Roy he said, I think in future you need to take over my itinerary.  I became an important cog in the wheel and he often referred to me as his ‘unpaid ADC’!” Roy went on to assist Sir Frank with organizing and managing his engagements when in the UK.  It was during these stays that Sir Frank would give various mementoes to Roy rather than carry them back to the US. Over 50 items from the private collection are being offered for auction on September 3rd including: Lot 2286 a Cranfield University gown and cape as worn by Sir Frank Whittle, Lot 2288 a Ruinart Pere & Fils Champagne bottle, with a label signed by Sir Frank Whittle and various other individuals present at the first flight of the jet engine at Cranwell May 15th 1941, as well as a wide selection of signed photographs of Sir Frank Whittle and photograph albums. Roy had this to say about the man behind the brilliant engineer: “I couldn’t get over his ability to talk to anyone, as though he’d known them all his life.  He could talk about any subject, with ease.  He had a great sense of humour and was so polite!  He really was the most wonderful man and perfect individual who loved his country.  He was a human being as well as a brilliant engineer.” The public will be able to view the Sir Frank Whittle memorabilia between 10am and 4pm on 30th August to 1st September, before they are sold at auction on 3rd September.  For more information about The Grantham Auction Rooms visit

Launch of Fashionable Bluetooth Speaker Puts an End to Dated Shower Radios

An innovative new range of waterproof Bluetooth speakers ( from Mymanu™ is set to shake up the concept of listening to music in the bathroom, abolishing the need for an old fashioned shower radio.  The trendy Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of vibrant colours, and are well on their way to becoming the hottest new gadget for 2014. Using state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology, the Mymanu™ Sb 01 speaker boasts crystal clear sound quality to impress even the most die-hard music maestro.  Compatible with smartphones, laptops and tablets, the top quality waterproof speaker streams music from almost any device, in order to keep it safe and splash-free. The Mymanu™ Sb 01 Bluetooth speaker features water resistance IPX4, and is specifically designed for use in the bathroom.  It can even be placed inside a shower enclosure or on the wall adjacent to the shower head, as getting wet will not affect the performance of the speaker.  With a convenient suckermount design, it can be fixed to a shower glass door, a mirror or the bathroom wall. Danny Manu, Founder of Mymanu™ said, “All of us enjoy a sing-song in the shower, but until now we’ve had to rely on fuzzy radios or risk damaging our precious electronic devices and speakers.  With this new waterproof Bluetooth music speaker, everyone can listen to their favourite tracks in the bathroom, kitchen, or by the pool if you have one. We’re taking the musical experience to a whole new level. They also look fantastic so are a fashionable addition to the décor of any room.” In addition to the sleek design and innovative Bluetooth technology, Mymanu™ has gone one step further to incorporate a built-in mic.  This allows users to answer phone calls if the speaker is connected to a mobile phone, and call back the previous caller.  This convenient feature is perfect for those with a hectic lifestyle, who prefer not to miss important business calls or a catch up with friends even while showering. Bridgette Doyle, a business advisor from the Virgin start up team said, “In today’s world, we are all connected through technology almost 24 hours a day.  Some people need to be available to contact at all times, and obviously using a mobile phone in the shower or bath is extremely dangerous.  Our speaker allows individuals to connect to the outside world whilst in the bathroom, which is a very useful innovation for most people.” The trendy luxury speaker is currently available in pink, blue, yellow, black, white and green to compliment all tastes and styles.  The vibrant range is also in the process of being expanded, with new models including a vivacious leopard print design.  The gadget fuses contemporary chic style, a fun design and hi-tech practical features to create the perfect bathroom accessory – perfect as a gift for music lovers across the nation. Mymanu offers fast delivery and worldwide shipping, to ensure everyone receives the best customer service regardless of location.  The Mymanu™ Sb 01 Bluetooth speaker is currently available online for £26.25, reduced from £35. To find out more about the waterproof speaker from Mymanu™, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter:

Stone and wood auction creates firm foundation for ongoing works

Friday’s auction of stones and timbers from York Minster has raised over £44,000 towards ongoing works to conserve and repair the Gothic cathedral. The auction, which took place in Dean’s Park, adjacent to the Minster, attracted hundreds of people eager to take home a souvenir from the historic building.  The stones had all been removed over recent years during works to conserve the masonry, and replaced with new stone, whilst the timbers were removed following the 1984 fire in the South Transept.  Around 200 smaller stones and timbers were also available to buy, with every one selling within an hour of the sale opening. “It has been absolutely fantastic to see so many people eager to take home their own little piece of York Minster’s history,” comments superintendent of works, Rebecca Thompson.  “These stones may have sat for years in storage before they were carefully selected for sale, and it is very reassuring to know that every penny from the sale of these stones will go back into the building, helping maintain it for future generations.” In total, 112 large pieces and 200 timbers were sold in the auction.  Bids for larger pieces ranged from around £80 to £2000, with many destined to adorn gardens and homes around the region. Geraldine Robinson from Osbaldwick visited the auction with her family, and purchased two small stones, two small timbers and a larger stone.  “We came down yesterday for a look at the preview, and I saw one that I particularly liked – and I managed to win the auction with a bid of £160.  The smaller pieces will be given as presents, but the larger stone will become part of a bench in the garden,” says Geraldine. The total figure raised by the auction - £44,086.80 - doubled last year’s £22,000 total. The annual stone auction is one of two key public events in the calendar for York Minster’s Stoneyard.  On Friday 12 September, the public will be invited to tour around the workshops on Deangate, and climb to see the latest works at the top of the East Front as part of York Minster’s Stoneyard Open Day. For further details, please visit ENDS Please credit photographs attached (below or from to Duncan Lomax for the Dean & Chapter of York Minster. For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email: or Sharon Atkinson Director of Communications York Minster Tel:         01904 557428 Email:

GPS Trackers the Answer in Tackling Spiralling Rural Theft

Rural theft, including theft of expensive farming vehicles, fertilizers and livestock, is on the rise in the UK, with the figures for 2013 up 5.2% on 2012.  According to the latest data from NFU Mutual, which insures ¾ of UK farmers, 2013 was the worst year on record for livestock theft and the cost of crime to the UK’s rural economy reached £44.5m.  With more and more professional criminals targeting farms, Bluetrack is lending a lifeline to farmers in the form of its discreet and cost-effective GPS trackers (  The annual rural crime report found that the number of sheep and livestock being stolen is increasing; up to 150 animals at a time.  The vast numbers of sheep and cattle being rustled are expected to end up in the meat market, making it virtually impossible for the animals and perpetrators to be traced.  Livestock theft costs are up 25% in parts of Northern England and Northern Ireland, where a wave of cattle and sheep rustling has occurred. Expensive farming machinery and vehicles are also being stolen, with many top-of-the range vehicles being smuggled out of the country.  According to the annual report from NFU Mutual, claims for this type of crime in Cambridgeshire totalled £2.7m.  Worryingly, criminals are increasingly targeting older models which are not fitted with alarms and immobilisers, to reduce the chances of getting caught.  Any of Bluetrack’s small GPS trackers are an ideal solution to the problem, as they can be placed out of sight in any vehicle and enable its owner to trace its location if stolen. The most common items from the farming community targeted by thieves over the last 12 months were tools, followed by all-terrain vehicles and quad bikes. Criminals have also started to turn their attention to fertilizers and pesticides, with one case reporting a loss of £20,000 in one raid. The advice to farmers is to take more precautions, but this can sometimes have negative consequences.  Obvious security measures do not always deter professional criminals, as farmer across the nation are finding out.  One such farmer, Steven Hole, said, “The more you secure you make it, the more obvious it is you have something to hide.” Keith Walker, Director of Bluetrack says, “The theft of farm vehicles and machinery is at record level, and we believe GPS trackers can alleviate the problem somewhat.  By fitting the trackers to livestock and vehicles, and hiding in bags of fertiliser, farmers will have the upper hand if any of their assets get stolen.” A solution such as Bluetrack’s Sniper GPS tracker ( is designed specifically to offer farmers live tracking in real time across the globe. The authorities can use this data to see where a vehicle or animal is and in what direction and speed it is travelling, to better coordinate a way to return it.  Bluetrack also offers a range of budget-friendly options, meaning rural business owners can protect their livelihood from as little as £85.  With rural theft on the rise nationwide, it is surely an investment to consider. For more information about GPS trackers, visit

Badger Explorer ASA - Long term partner agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation Drilling Research Institute (CNPC DR)

Badger Explorer ASA (BXPL) has signed a Co-operation Agreement concerning a potential long term agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation Drilling Research Institute (CNPC DR), whereby CNPC DR will become a sponsoring partner in the development of the Badger Explorer autonomous drilling tool. By entering this Agreement, CNPC DR will become a partner in the current Demonstrator Program on equal terms with the existing four partners, Statoil, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Wintershall. In addition, CNPC DR has, according to the Co-operation Agreement, indicated potential support for the next phase of development as a sponsoring partner in the Badger Explorer Development Program. CNPC DR has also expressed considerable interest in assisting in the planning and execution of the first Badger Explorer field pilots. To become on equal terms with the existing partners, CNPC DR will pay a step-up fee equal to the financial contribution committed by each of the current partners. “Negotiations have been ongoing for some time and we are delighted that China National Petroleum Corporation Drilling Research Institute has decided to become our fifth sponsor of the Badger Explorer activities," says Steinar Bakke, CEO of BXPL. The Co-operation Agreement with CNPC DR will further strengthen Badger Explorer ASA and will accelerate the development of the Badger technology. Stavanger, 19th August 2014


2015 sees the range step up to the plate once again with some outstanding models and will no doubt be winning the test accolades from the specialist press, thanks to their stunning design and specification at outstanding prices.  A significant move will see all the new 2015 mtbs using the brand new 650b wheel size, with new geometry giving the rider a much more responsive ride, a necessity when tackling the hills and trails. Leading the off-road charge is the Carrera Fury (£599), which has big shoes to fill.  The Fury has often been named as the finest hardtail at its price and 2014 will be no different with a 7005 alloy hardtail frame, Avid hydraulic brakes, Suntour air sprung front fork and a great gear spread thanks to the 2x10 SRAM X5 drive train make this bike a serious contendor. Snapping at the heels of the Fury are a host of fantastic off road machines including the Kraken with hydraulic discs and Suntour fork for less than £450 and both the Vengeance and Vulcan available in both men’s and women’s specific frame geometry. Keeping the ‘Roadies’ happy are three superb models; the Zelos (£299), the Virtuoso (£379) and the Vanquish (£499).  The Vanquish with its aero ‘blade’ carbon fork and compact 2x8 drive train will ensure that any rider wanting to see if they can keep up with Bradley is on the right bike. Finally, for those wanting a bike ‘for a bit of everything’ the Carrera hybrid models are ideal for spinning to work, pootling down a tow path or just getting outside to enjoy turning the pedals in the countryside.  All the Carrera hybrids are built with the same strong but light 6061 Alloy tubing and frames are available in men’s and women’s specific geometry.  Starting at just £250 the Carrera Crossfire has quick release wheels for easy transport and storage, strong V-Brakes and a performance saddle and comfort grips to ensure a comfortable ride. Over the years Carrera has been the choice of many and is always a favourite of influential journalists.  2015 will be another outstanding year for Carrera, for more information visit -ends-

Cision and Vocus to Present AMEC Measurement Week in NYC

CHICAGO (August 18, 2014)  Cision and Vocus, in conjunction with the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC), will host AMEC Measurement Week in New York City, a weeklong series of free events examining the state of big data and analytics in concert with AMEC events this September. The series will bring 16 industry experts and thought leaders to Hilton Times Square in New York City to discuss the state and future of measurement as it applies to PR, business and communication. Registration is free and now open at (http://file:///C:/Users/alexandra.szopinski/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/7D18GLS3/ AMEC Measurement Week in NYC kicks off with opening keynote Mark Schaefer on September 15. A globally-recognized blogger, speaker, educator and business consultant, Schaefer is the author of {grow}, one of the top marketing blogs in the world, and four bestselling books, including “Return on Influence,” “The Tao of Twitter” and his latest “Social Media Explained.” "An overlooked aspect of social media measurement is the importance of qualitative measures," said Schaefer. "One of the most powerful benefits of a social presence is personal connection that leads to loyalty. We need to get creative to capture that." Breakfast events will be held each day in the Empire Room at the Hilton Times Square. The event is free, but registration is required and requested in advance, at (http://file:///C:/Users/alexandra.szopinski/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/7D18GLS3/ “PR measurement is more important and achievable today than ever before in our globally connected world of news and social media,” said Vocus CEO Peter Granat. “Measurement is the language of modern management and the building block of sound analysis, planning and resource allocation – a fact savvy communication pros use to their advantage. It is fitting that the first joint venture between Vocus and Cision, AMEC Measurement Week in NYC, supports AMEC and its mission to build greater understanding of the latest advances in PR measurement and analytics. We're excited for this event and all the great things to come.” Highlights of the agenda include: ·  Measurement in the Trenches: Perspectives on the Value of Your Social Media PresenceMark Schaefer, CEO of Schaefer Marketing Solutions · Nailing Customer Loyalty: The Metrics That Matter and Those That Don’tPeter Shankman, founder of Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and author of “Nice Companies Finish First” · Weaponizing Analytics With NPR: How Smart Data Helps You Keep What Works and Kill What Doesn’tNPR’s Product Manager, Web Intelligence and Consumer Engagement Lauren Bracey Scheidt and Analytics Manager Nick DePrey ·  Other speakers include Chris Penn, VP of marketing technology at SHIFT Communications; Shonali Burke, CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting; Peter Himler, founder of Flatiron Communications; Heidi Sullivan, SVP of digital content for Cision; and experts from Ketchum, FleishmanHillard, Text100, PadillaCRT, Quintiles and Western Governors University “PR professionals can significantly improve the services they provide their clients when armed with campaign insights powered by analytic metrics,” said Dawn Conway, Cision COO and AMEC Board Member.  “We are pleased to bring together some of the brightest minds in the public relations industry and further the discussion around measurement models and best practices.” With a slate of industry-leading speakers, seats are expected to fill up quickly. While registration is free, early registration is encouraged. Registration is now open at (http://file:///C:/Users/alexandra.szopinski/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/7D18GLS3/, where you can also find the full agenda. ### About Cision: Cision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. For more information, please visit ( About Vocus: Vocus provides leading cloud-based public relations and marketing software that enables companies to acquire and retain customers. The company offers products and services to help clients attract and engage prospects, nurture and convert customers, and measure and improve marketing effectiveness. More than 16,000 annual subscription customers across a wide variety of industries use Vocus software. The company is headquartered in Beltsville, MD with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit or call (800) 345-5572. About AMEC: AMEC is the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication, the global trade body and professional institute for agencies and practitioners who provide media evaluation and communication research. AMEC currently has more than 120 members in 41 countries worldwide. As part of Measurement Week (15-19th September), AMEC members throughout the world will hold a series of events in their countries with employees, clients and press to create better understanding around the latest thinking in measurement and analytics.  For more information on AMEC, visit


The sponsor of a leading Scottish golf event has bought three life-saving defibrillators after being inspired by a former Ryder Cup captain’s campaign. Machines purchased from St Andrew’s First Aid have now been placed inside Tomatin Distillery and in its visitor centre. They will provide an emergency response for the 50 staff and the distillery’s 20,000 annual visitors, as well as the 500-strong local community. A third defibrillator has been gifted to Carrbridge Golf Club, which will host the weather-delayed Tomatin Distillery Scottish Nine Hole Open on Sunday 31 August. The move was prompted by the company’s sponsorship of the annual Tomatin Single Malt Homecoming Pro-Am, which will be held next month when Bernard Gallacher will captain one of the teams. In August last year Gallacher suffered a cardiac arrest and spent several days in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after falling ill at a function in the city. He credits the quick thinking of hotel staff and the availability of a defibrillator at the venue where he was due to speak for helping his recovery. Gallacher, who played in eight Ryder Cups and was captain three times, will be among nearly 300 golfers taking part in the Pro-Am, held over three of Scotland’s finest links courses just a few days after the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles. Money raised during the tournament will support a nationwide campaign he launched in December to make automated external defibrillators (AEDs) widely available at golf clubs, driving ranges and other locations in the UK and Ireland. The 54-hole Pro-Am will be played at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and The Nairn Golf Club from 30 September to 2 October. All three courses have defibrillators available in emergencies and Royal Dornoch Golf Club is currently raising money for the Bernard Gallacher campaign to have another machine at the Championship Course’s Halfway House. The clubs are part of Highland Golf Links, a partnership group that also includes the Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House Hotel, Inverness; the Royal Golf Hotel and Links House, at Royal Dornoch; and the Golf View Hotel in Nairn, and promotes destination breaks. Graham Eunson, Tomatin Distillery’s general manager, said: “The main driver behind the purchase of the defibrillators was our connection with Bernard Gallacher’s campaign and learning from hearing him talk about it. “The distillery is in a remote location, 315m above sea level, and 15 minutes drive in any direction from the nearest hospital or ambulance. The machines will, therefore, provide reassurance in the event of an emergency for our staff, visitors and the many contractors we have on site each day. “In line with our close relationship with the local community, they will also be made available to Tomatin residents, as well as to Carrbidge Golf Club, although we hope they will never be required.” The Tomatin Single Malt Homecoming Pro-Am is open to teams from anywhere in the world. Already 56 teams of four, including players from the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and across the UK, have already confirmed they are taking part. An expected field of 280 golfers in 70 teams will compete in the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) tournament which carries a total prize fund of more than £60,000. The contest is estimated to generate about £200,000 for the Highland economy. As part of the event a Tomatin tutored whisky tasting will be held at Inverness Town House, as well as a charity auction with proceeds going to the defibrillator campaign. Fraser Cromarty, CEO at The Nairn Golf Club and chairman of HGL, said: “Defibrillators can be life-savers and it is important that as many golf courses and other public places as possible make them available, along with appropriately trained staff. “Tomatin Distillery is to be congratulated for installing these machines and its support for the Pro-Am competition will further help Bernard Gallacher’s campaign which will have benefits across the country.”    NOTES TO EDITORS There are still vacancies for amateur teams to take part in the Pro-Am tournament. Anyone wishing further details should contact PGA Scotland 01764 661840 Or The entry fee is £1,700 per team of three, which includes three rounds of competition golf with prizes, the post-tournament gala dinner and the opportunity to tour the Tomatin distillery. For more information contact John RossLucid PR01463 724593; 077300

Hafslund - Offer to purchase own series B-shares

Pursuant to the authorization to acquire own shares granted by the Annual General Meeting on 8 May 2014, Hafslund ASA (“Hafslund” or the “Company”) offers to buy back series B-shares issued by Hafslund at a price per B-share of NOK 51.32 (the “Offer”). The Offer is limited to an aggregate total of 250,000 B-shares, which constitutes approximately 0.31% of the issued B-shares in the Company (and approximately 0.13% of the entire share capital in the Company (A- and B-shares)). Repurchased B-shares will be used in connection with an employee share plan in the Company. The price in the Offer is NOK 51.32 per B-share, which is the volume weighted average price per B-share for the period from 10 July 2014 (Hafslund publishing second quarter 2014 financial results) until and including 18 August 2014. The acceptance period for the Offer will be from and including 19 August 2014 to and including 28 August 2014 at 16.30 (CEST). The Offer is not directed to persons whose acceptance of the Offer requires that (i) further documents are issued in order for the Offer to comply with local law or (ii) registration or other measures are taken pursuant to local law. The Company has retained DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA (“DNB Markets”), to assist in implementing the Offer. As of the date of this announcement, the Company and its subsidiaries hold no own A-shares and 170 411 own B-shares, constituting approximately 0.21% of the issued B-shares in the Company (and approximately 0.09% of the entire share capital in the Company (A- and B- shares)). An information letter, setting out further details of the Offer and offer restrictions for the Offer, together with an acceptance form will be distributed by post to the Company’s shareholders registered with the Norwegian Central Securities Depositary (Nw. Verdipapirsentralen) on 18 August 2014. The information letter and the acceptance form are also available at For further information and instructions for accepting the Offer, please contact DNB Markets on telephone +47 23 26 81 01 or e-mail Hafslund ASAOslo, 19 August 2014


SECOND QUARTER OF 2014•NET SALES amounted to MSEK 31.9 (26.5).•OPERATING PROFIT totalled MSEK 5.3 (4.6).•PROFIT AFTER TAX amounted to MSEK4.3 (3.8).•PROFIT AFTER TAX PER SHARE was SEK 0.47 (0.42).•CASH FLOW amounted to a negative MSEK 0.6 (neg: 2.6). Probi paid dividends of MSEK 6.8 (6.8). FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2014•NET SALES amounted to MSEK 58.3 (51.9).•OPERATING PROFIT totalled MSEK 11.5 (10.6).•PROFIT AFTER TAX amounted to MSEK 9.3 (8.7).•PROFIT AFTER TAX PER SHARE was SEK 1.03 (0.96).•CASH FLOW amounted to MSEK 3.0 (0.0). Probi paid dividends of MSEK 6.8 (6.8). SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE SECOND QUARTER:•Probi signed a distribution agreement with Sanofi Consumer Healthcare for the launch of Probi Digestis® in South Korea.•Probi signed a distribution agreement with Impexia for the launch of Probi Digestis in Turkey.•Study shows that Probi’s probiotics may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.•Study shows that Probi’s probiotics increase iron absorption in women of child-bearing age.•Study shows that Probi’s probiotics are well tolerated by children treated with antibiotics. A lower incidence of complaints such as headache and fever was also reported for the active group, but no difference was observed for the frequency of diarrhoea.•Probi’s American partner NBTY/Solgar launched Probi’s digestive health capsules in the UK market. SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE PERIOD:•Another study confirmed that Probi’s probiotics increase iron absorption in women of child-bearing age. CEO’S COMMENTS:“Net sales of MSEK 31.9 in the second quarter are the company’s highest ever for an individual quarter. The Consumer Healthcare business area continues to drive growth, with net sales up 32% compared with the first six months of 2013. We see a continued and highly positive trend in the North American market, where our products are also being launched in the retail channel now. The launches in South Korea have been successful and are making a significant contribution to our strong growth. Good news was also announced in the research area during the second quarter. Two studies showing that our probiotics may significantly increase iron absorption in women of child-bearing age were concluded this year. A product with bioavailable iron that is also gentle on the stomach is much needed. In partnership with our distributors, we can now prepare for a product launch in 2015,” says Peter Nählstedt, CEO of Probi. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:Peter Nählstedt, CEO Probi, tel: +46 (0)46-286 89 23 or +46 (0)723-86 99 83, e-mail: peter.nahlstedt@probi.seNiklas Brandt, CFO Probi, tel: +46 (0)46-286 89 26 or +46 (0)706-62 98 83, e-mail: This information is such that Probi AB is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 19 August 2014 at 8.45 a.m. This is a translation of the Swedish version of the interim report. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails. ABOUT PROBIProbi AB is a Swedish publicly traded bioengineering company that develops effective and well-documented probiotics. Through its world-leading research, Probi has created a strong product portfolio in the gastrointestinal health and immune system niches. Probi’s products are available to consumers in more than 30 countries worldwide. Probi’s customers are leading food, health-product and pharmaceutical companies in the Functional Food and Consumer Healthcare segments. In 2013, Probi had sales of MSEK 102. The Probi share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap. Probi has about 3,500 shareholders. Read more at


British e-tailer, Mayfair & Fifth is exclusively launching the action sport performance range, Virus International (Virus), to the UK market. The news coincides with the announcement that Virus is to be the official compression wear provider for Aviva Premiership rugby union side, Sale Sharks, for the 2014-15 season.  Based in California, Virus has already received international acclaim from elite athletes. The compression wear offers the most cutting edge fabric technology for the action sport athlete. Virus uses materials that aid in cooling, heating and recovery, combined with fabrics that are specifically designed to compress, give support and protect depending on the chosen action sport, such as rugby, football, training, motorx, MTB, snowboarding and outdoorx.  Speaking about the partnership with Sale Sharks, Colin Gillies at Virus commented: “The ethos behind Virus is to provide athletes with the best possible apparel to help them reach, and even go beyond, their physical limits. The squad at Sale Sharks is exactly the type of athletes we would expect to wear and benefit from Virus sportswear. We are proud that the team is endorsing the brand and pleased we can support them in their forthcoming season.” Sale Sharks’ Head of Performance Adam Grainger said: “We are delighted to be working with Virus for the new season, helping the team recover quickly from training and games is of paramount importance. The compression wear allows our players to push themselves to the limit and recover quickly, whilst the Action X design helped with postural support, which enables players to train and lift in a safe and optimal position.” Mayfair & Fifth’s Chris Longden, concluded: “Securing our first partnership with Sale Sharks is the perfect platform on which to launch the Virus range in the UK. Virus is an internationally well-respected brand, which is continually praised by athletes. Britain’s action sport industry is growing apace and we are confident that there is a high demand here for this exceptional range of sportswear. “As part of our agreement there will be competitions and giveaways throughout the season for Sale Sharks supporters to benefit from the partnership.” The virus compression range is available at and Sale Sharks’ club shop.

Start-Up Calls On Public To Help Fund Online Money Management Platform For Under 18s

An innovative new start-up is rallying to offer under 18s a simple, safe and 100% secure way of spending money online. Using specially engineered tools and a widespread database of approved merchants, U18Connect ( allows minors to set up parent approved accounts in order to spend their money on age suitable products. As the market stands, there are currently very few options available to under 18s wishing to make online purchases. Using a parent’s credit card is the most common solution, with family cards, debit cards and bank accounts usually only available at the age of 16. Parents also have very little control over what pocket money is spent on. Cash offers no protection while credit card transaction records will indicate the merchant but not necessarily specify the nature of the purchased goods. presents an exciting solution to the problem, allowing children to set up an e-money account which is funded directly by parents. The account owner can then spend money online at vetted merchants with every transaction completely traceable. accounts cannot be overdrawn which also ensures no nasty surprises for parents with overspending offspring. Gary Pound, a founding member of U18 Connect said, “ empowers under 18s with a way of spending money on age appropriate products sold by non-threatening merchants.  Leaving no digital footprint offers parents complete peace of mind while the huge range of merchants gives young account owners a much needed sense of independence.” With cheap and readily available credit emerging as a key contributor to debt in young people aged 18-30, money management is now considered an important part of the education system. In fact, last year saw the subject given an official position in the English national curriculum. aims to be a part of the education process, helping parents to teach their children about cash control. Features include a chores list designed to teach the relationship between work and reward, a wish list focussing on saving and contributions and an account summary giving minors an overview of how much is being saved and spent. To find out more about, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter: Every purchase is managed by the in-house purchasing system which keeps transactions completely secure. This gives parents the peace of mind that personal and financial details are not passed on to merchants at any stage of the process. is free to join on the condition that funding is issued via debit card or direct bank payment.  Spending is also free which makes the platform a great option for any young person wanting to spend money online.  Not only is the service practical and educational, it is also fun for users, with added tools such as a chore chart to get youngsters to understand the relationship between work and reward and a wish list so that friends and family can get a clear steer on what to get for that birthday or Christmas present. has the potential to be a whole family affair, with the opportunity for family members and friends, such as brothers, sisters and grandparents to be added onto a single account, connecting the entire family. Technology has embedded itself as an integral part of modern day life, with the majority of teens and pre-teens now owning or having access to a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other internet compatible device. is at the forefront of the technology trend and offers both children and parents a fun and efficient way of managing money. Watch the fundraising video and find out how to support the innovative project here:

Press release from Extraordinary General Meeting of FinnvedenBulten AB (publ), under name change to Bulten AB (publ), 19 August 2014

Decision to change company name and adopt new Articles of AssociationThe General Meeting decided to change the name of the company and change the Articles of Association in accordance with the Board's proposal for resolution, implying that the company name is changed from FinnvedenBulten AB to Bulten AB by amending the company's articles of association § 1. The change is brought about by the Group, since division Finnveden Metal Structures was sold to Shiloh Industries Inc. June 30, 2014, focuses entirely on the fasteners for the automotive industry, ie the business in division Bulten and that the new name better reflects the Group's operations. The name Bulten AB is held by a subsidiary of the Group which, in conjunction with FinnvedenBulten AB's change of name, will change name to Bulten Fasteners AB (Reg. No. 556010-8861). FinnvedenBulten AB's shares are currently traded under the ticker FBAB. Because of the resolution to amend the company's name the share will, as soon as the new name is registered at the Swedish Companies Registration Office, be traded under the ticker BULTEN. The new Articles of Association and the Board's proposal in its entirety are available on For further information, please contact: Kamilla Oresvärd, SVP Corporate Communications Tel: 031-734 59 17, e-mail: NB: The information in this announcement is required to be disclosed by FinnvedenBulten AB (publ) under the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden). The information was submitted for publication on August 19, 2014, at 10:45 CET. FinnvedenBulten under name change to Bulten is one of the largest suppliers of fasteners to the European automotive industry. The product range spans from customer specific standard products to customized special fasteners and comprise technological development, line feeding, logistics, materials and production know how. Bulten offers a Full Service Provider concept or parts thereof. Further information can be found at and

Limited carpets from Kosta Boda

In cooperation with CarpetVista, market leaders in Europé when it comes to carpets, Kosta Boda has developed a series of limited carpets designed by Swedens top glass designers. – ”It has been a challenge for the designers to work with a new material but they have really created fantastic carpets that will be a natural continuation of their limited series of art glass” says Magnus Andersson, CEO, Orrefors Kosta Boda – ”It has been incredibly inspiring to work with the designers and translate their ideas and sketches into carpets and find ways around the limitations that are in the production. The final result is something very unique when it comes to carpet design” says Ludvig Friberger, CEO, CarpetVista. – ”To go from glass to carpets is a great challenge, it’s the same thoughts and ideas but a whole new material and a whole new world of possibilities to explore. The calm strength of the oval shape and the way the colors act together has spilled over from the glass onto the soft and sensual feeling of the carpet under my feet” says designer Martti Rytkönen. – ”It immediately felt like an exciting and fun mission to design a carpet for Kosta Boda in cooperation with CarpetVista. It is inspiring to get access to a new material and to work in a new process. The common denominator with my work as a glass designer is the freedom to express my own world of shapes and that the carpets are made with high quality and care. I have continued working with my glass ideas and have found new ways to give them shape and color. My carpet has a close togetherness with my art glass but at the same time it stands on its own, it is independent.” says Erika Lagerbielke, designer. – ”When I got the question to make limited carpets I thought: what fun! I can take my small sketches and turn them into much larger formats and also translate these onto carpets. It was an amazing challenge and very exciting.” says Kjell Engman, designer. – ”To get the opportunity to design carpets has been an amazing experience! To translate my designs from the glass to an exclusive carpet has been an exciting process. That two materials, that are so different, can talk the same “language” and fit so well together is great to watch” says Anna Ehrner, designer. – ”Within Kosta Boda we have discussed the possibility of expanding our brand to further product groups within interior design for a long time. Carpets feels like a natural first step on that path. There are many common denominators with our existing assortment, amongst others that carpets are a design driven product and that they are handmade. After having presented the concept to our designers, who really liked the idea and were eager to get started, we decided to go for carpets” says Magnus Andersson, CEO, Kosta Boda. The carpets are handmade out of wool of the highest quality with elements of silk to enhance the details of the pattern. They will be sold by selected furniture- and glass retailers and they are already available at and

Kudos Schoolwear Helps Welsh Students Get Classroom Ready

As the summer holidays draw to a close, thousands of primary and secondary students across Wales are getting ready to hit the classrooms for the start of a new school year. Leading school supplies retailer Kudos Schoolwear is helping students get ready for first term with its huge selection of school uniforms at incredibly affordable prices. Local and reliable, the company is the uniform supplier of choice for an increasing number of schools across South Wales. Paul Hardy, Managing Director of Kudos Companies Ltd said, “We know the back to school rush can be a stressful time which is why we aim to make it as easy as possible for parents shopping for uniforms and other classroom essentials. Whether they shop online at or come in and visit us at our showroom, we’re committed to making sure that every student goes back to school looking at their best.” Based in Chepstow, Kudos Schoolwear is a division of Kudos Companies Ltd supplying uniforms and other classroom essentials to a number of pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools within a 10 mile radius. Chepstow Comprehensive, Wyedean School, Caldicot Comprehensive, The Dell, Archbishop Primary and Ysgol Y Ffin are just some of the schools depending on the company’s high quality garments, fast delivery and affordable prices. With embroidery and printing done on site, schools choosing Kudos Schoolwear are guaranteed the finest quality uniforms, sportswear, t-shirts, bags, caps and more.  The order process is wonderfully simple, with buyers simply visiting the website and choosing their relevant school from a drop down menu. Each available item is displayed with a full colour image as well as a detailed product description. Sizes are then selected and added to a shopping basket. Those unsure of sizing can refer to the easy-to-read size chart while washing and care instructions are also included to ensure that garments stay looking at their prime for as long as possible. A handy recommendation tool can also be referred to in order to ensure nothing is forgotten in the back to school flurry.  From polo shirts and cardigans to ties and book bags, Kudos Schoolwear has every area of school shopping covered. With the options of pre-paid home delivery or order online and collect in store, Kudos Schoolwear offers parents the ultimate in uniform shopping convenience. Those wishing to try before they buy can take advantage of the fully stocked modern showroom attended to by friendly staff. With free delivery on all orders over £65, it’s an easy and cost effective way of making the back to school rush that little bit less stressful. To find out more about Kudos Schoolwear and order a new uniform for the start of the 2014 school year, visit the website at:  Facebook:

Uhuru to Make UK Appearances After Dominating African Music Charts With Distinctive Sound

A new age African quartet is taking the charts by storm with the release of a fresh new album called Our Father ( Blending rap, gospel, dance and jazz, the Uhuru sound is an eclectic fusion of styles that has won attention from music lovers around the globe, including right here in the UK.  The band is set to perform two UK dates in September as part of their Y Tjukutja tour. Y Tjukutja is the latest single to top local charts, taking its name from the Pretorian slang phrase meaning ‘shake yourself.’  Uhuru will play their highly anticipated shows at Dunstable Leisure Centre on 12th September and The Vox in Leeds on 13th September.  The quartet will be joined by support acts DR MALINGA and SOUTH AFRICAN, the latter boasting sold out UK shows last year. Jetting in from Zimbabwe and also set to share the stage with Uhuru are Zim dancehall support acts Soul Jah Love, Bounty Lisa and Sah Calez.  DJ Stavo will also be returning to the UK to get the crowd going, after establishing himself as one of the acts to look out for following his performance in May at London’s DJ CNDO UK Invasion.  The dynamic group is made up of four hugely talented individuals who have raised the bar in the contemporary African music industry. Maphorisa (Themba Sekowe) and DJ Clap (Sihle Dlalisisa) bring a wealth of producing and DJ expertise to the table, Mapiano is an accomplished pianist while Xeli lends his vocal skills to the group’s unique sound. Energetic, passionate and brimming with creativity, the boys refuse to put a niche label on their sound. While their music has been embraced by a large following of fans, it is still a very new style that has not yet arrived in the mainstream industry. Maphorisa said, “We are constantly on the search for new and exciting ways to make music. We live and breathe beats and are committed to staying on the top of our game.  Our vision is to take the Uhuru sound beyond Africa and blow away a wider audience with our electrifying live performances!  We love performing in the UK, there is always such an energy here.” While Uhuru now share a professional relationship, the boys reveal that before signing with Kalawa Jazmee, they were just a group of friends creating contemporary African jazz. It is this deep rooted friendship that keeps the band grounded and quashes any conflict. Maphorisa added, “We’ve seen a lot of what goes on in the industry and can identify where many bands fall short, particularly when it comes to internal conflicts. As we’ve all been friends for over 10 years, we’ve reached a level of mutual understanding and that shines through in our music.” The band’s debut album Not Yet was released in 2012, immediately enjoying huge success. Our Father is the follow up record and has won Uhuru some of the most prestigious African music awards in the business. Recognitions for Y Tjukutja include Best Collaboration at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, Song of The Year at the 2014 Metro FM Music Awards and Best Collaboration at the 2014 Metro FM Music Awards. As well as enjoying colossal band success, the boys have also lent their talents to a range of other musical ventures. DJ Clap and Xeli have produced chart topping hits for big name artists such as DJ Zinhle, Dr Malinga, L’vovo, Proffessor and Mafikizolo while the band has also featured on Mafikizolo’s award winning track, Khona. To find out more about Uhuru and the other acts on the tour, visit the website at or download the new album from the iTunes store: Watch the new single: Facebook: Twitter:

Jan Svensson becomes CEO of Rejlers Energitjänster

“It feels really good that Jan is back here at Rejlers. Energy is one of our key growth areas and I am sure that Jan, with his experience and background, will be able to help develop our business in a positive way”, says Peter Rejler, president and CEO at Rejlers.Jan Svensson came to Rejlers when the company acquired Epsilon High Tech in 2003. He worked as a Site Manager at Rejlers in Norrköping / Linköping until 2007 and was part of establishing a new office in Jönköping. Since 2007, Jan Svensson has worked with marketing, management and sales issues for several major industrial companies, both as an employee and in-house. He will assume his new position immediately.For further information:Peter Rejler; President and CEO, +46 70 602 34 24, e-mail: peter.rejler@rejlers.seRebecka Oxelström; Head of Communications, +46 73 412 66 75, e-mail: Rejlers is one of the largest engineering consultancy firms in the Nordic region. Our 1,800 experts work with projects within the areas of Building and property, Energy, Industry and Infrastructure. With us, you will meet specialist engineers with the breadth, cutting edge expertise and not least energy to create the results you want. We are continuing to grow rapidly and our activities are spread across 80 locations in Sweden, Finland and Norway. In 2013 Rejlers had revenue of approx. SEK 1.5 billion and its Class B share is listed on the Nasdaq OMX, Nordic list.

SAS to build cloud-based big data analytics platform for Dignity Health

Business analytics leader SAS ( and Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the US, are joining forces to use big data and predictive analytics to transform the way patients receive care. The Dignity Health-SAS collaboration will create a cloud-based, big data platform powered by a library of clinical, social and behavioral analytics. These analytics will help doctors, nurses and other health care providers better understand each patient and tailor care to improve health while reducing costs. In the short term, the two organizations will use the big data analytics platform to reduce readmission rates, determine best practices for addressing congestive heart failure and sepsis, manage pharmacy costs and outcomes, and create tools to improve each patient’s experience. “In order to deliver the right care at the right place, cost and time for every patient, we must connect and share data across all our hospitals, health centers and provider network,” said Deanna Wise, Chief Information Officer at Dignity Health. “The SAS® cloud-based analytics platform will help us better analyze data to optimize and customize our treatment for each patient and improve the care we deliver.” Big data and analytic insights collected from the platform will help improve patient care and health outcomes at Dignity Health in the following areas: · Care planning for individuals and populations, including predictive modeling and disease management. · Insights to strengthen reimbursement models, with a focus on paying for outcomes. · Measurement and transparency of performance data to drive best practices on outcomes and value. Analytics will allow Dignity Health to assign a probability to future events like the risk of readmission, the likelihood of sepsis or kidney failure, and then apply best practices to intervene early and reduce the possibility of avoidable future complications and costs. The platform powered by SAS will affect how physicians at Dignity Health’s 39-hospital system treat patients and how Dignity Health coordinates care among the more than 9,000 affiliated providers. The resulting improvements will help reduce costs, improve outcomes and prevent readmissions. “Dignity Health and SAS share a common vision for the critical role that analytics will play in the future of health care delivery,” said Graham Hughes, MD, SAS Chief Medical Officer. “We will bring our best experts and leverage the unmatched power of SAS’ complete suite of analytics software to help Dignity Health establish a new benchmark for care delivery innovation, with a focus on improving patient health outcomes and controlling costs.” SAS’ deep experience in supporting medical research combined with assets from health insurance and pharmaceutical industries will accelerate the availability and deployment of new analytic offerings for health care providers. SAS in-memory, high-performance analytics will enable the development of “just in time” sophisticated insights incorporated into point-of-care workflows. The software will also run in-memory analytics against a growing, systemwide, secure Hadoop store of structured and unstructured big data. Additionally, the ability to provide secure access to an ever-increasing library of analytic offerings in the cloud will, over time, allow even the smallest health care systems to benefit from the advanced analytics and associated best practices developed as a result of this collaboration. About Dignity Health Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems, is a 20-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 55,000 employees and more than 380 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2013, Dignity Health provided nearly $1.7 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit ( or follow on Twitter ( and Facebook (

German Designer Puts Stylish Spin On Classic Headwear

with the launch of a bold new headwear brand called Capturelove Limited ( Set to make multiple appearances at the upcoming Bloggers Fashion Week, the fresh new brand has already won itself oodles of attention from the style savvy UK set. Embellished with witty phrases, intricate embroidery and even the occasional LED light, the caps are a playful statement accessory that can be teamed with any outfit. Each design is individual and features unique illustrations from fashion designer Maria-Katharina Richters.  From truckers and snapbacks to flat bills and baseball, Capturelove Limited boasts a range of exclusive cap styles and designs to suit every personality. Whether buyers are on the search for a standout Ibiza party season piece or a bold everyday outfit accessory, the Capturelove Limited range is the perfect way to get an up-to-the-minute headwear look. Richters says “I have a lot of interesting ideas and a playful mind and I feel that my values and messages of encouragement or positivity and fun are very much expressed through my caps and their individual characteristics. When using words of encouragement or widening their ideas with their meanings, the Capturelove caps are at the same time flattering with creative and quirky illustrations. I want to create a product that makes customers think they have acquired much more than just a cap. But they will buy a piece of positivity, also because 10 % of sales will go to a charity or project of choice to help make this world a better place.” Every cap is crafted with a mix of satin, cotton, polyester and mesh for a premium quality finish. Details and designs are high raise screen printed and flat embroidered to create eye catching caps that pop.  The caps are divided into playful categories, such as ‘easycoolswag’ ‘nightflash’ and the ‘sweetlovesensuous’ range, and Richters has promised there are more intriguingly titled ranges to come. Born in Germany, Richters has spent much of her life immersed in creatively inspiring environments. At the age of 11 she and her parents moved to Spain where she was surrounded by an energetic set of artisans and musicians. Her late teens saw her move to the fashion capital of London where she completed an internship with Vivienne Westwood before going on to graduate with a Fashion Design degree from the London College of Fashion. With her sights firmly set on a career in couture, Richters founded Tinkilove, Capturelove Limited’s chic big sister. While Tinkilove was incredibly fulfilling, the sheer demand for time and attention meant that Richters had to push many of her ideas onto the backburner. Not wanting to hinder her creative flow, the innovative young designer decided to create Capturelove Limited as a medium through which to channel her imagination and rapid outflow of drawings. The result is a collection of utterly unique caps, each featuring hand drawn digitalised artwork. Every item is embedded with its own theme and meaning, with eight exclusive new styles released as part of the SS14 collection.Capturelove Limited products will soon be available to purchase on Shopify for just £25. Central London deliveries are currently free while shipping to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea and the USA is available at an additional cost.To find out more about Capturelove Limited, visit the Facebook page at:

Library and CMS join forces for student success

Children who read, succeed. In that spirit, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) have announced the launch of a new strategic initiative to get young students off to a great start to the 2014-15 school year by working together to supply pre-kindergarten through third grade students with library cards. Later in the school year, the partners will be piloting a Library “eCard” for students in grades 6-12 in the Project L.I.F.T community. As partners in education, the Library and CMS recognize that reading is an essential skill for all students because reading is embedded in all parts of the curriculum. The more children read, the better their fluency, vocabulary and comprehension become; and regular, year-round use of the public library can help children become strong readers. “Libraries are an indispensable asset to our students, and can serve as an extension of the classroom,” said Charlotte Mecklenburg Library CEO Lee Keesler. “Young students – the future of this wonderful community in which we live – deserve every opportunity to succeed, and to do so need access to the tools necessary to further their educations.” It is with these student achievement goals in mind that CMS and the Library are launching two joint initiatives. Library cards for young students The first, which starts at the beginning of the CMS school year, is an initiative to provide library cards to the more than 51,000 pre-kindergarten through third grade students. “When children possess their own library card, a door opens for them to become regular library users.” notes Director of Libraries David Singleton. “It is a gateway to obtaining full access to a wide range of services within the library and online.” Studies show that third grade reading proficiency is one of the most reliable predictors of future academic and career success. By giving library cards to students in pre-K through third grade, the partners aim to positively impact early literacy and ensure students have full access to public library resources that can be used to help them achieve grade-level reading competency. Students who already have their own library card will be given a one-time-use waiver to remove any fines or fees from their library card. A pilot Library eCard project The second initiative, which begins later in the school year, is a limited pilot “Library eCard” program for students in grades 6-12 in the Project L.I.F.T community. This electronic library card will give students 24/7 access to all of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s electronic resources, including eBooks, eMagazines, music, and videos available from the Library’s web site  As part of the eCard pilot, Library staff plan to visit the Project Lift schools to provide tutorials on library resources for CMS staff and students.  These two initiatives – giving library cards to young students and the pilot eCard program -- are just two of the many ways in which CMS and the Library are collaborating and combining resources to better serve students and families. Notes Singleton, “Together we can create readers who will be prepared to succeed in school, the world, and in life.” This partnership supports the mission of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: to create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the universe of ideas. To learn more about the partnership between the Library and CMS, visit 

Lexmark International Technology acquires shares from the founders of ReadSoft, gains majority voting control and increases offer price to SEK 57.00

Lexmark International Technology S.A. ("Lexmark International Technology") has acquired 1,193,580 class A shares, and a further 5,822,390 class B shares, in ReadSoft AB (publ) (“ReadSoft” or the “Company”) from the Company's founders Messrs. Lars Appelstål and Jan Andersson (personally and from personal holding companies) at a cash price of SEK 57.00 per share. Following the said acquisitions, Lexmark International Technology now holds 1,193,580 class A shares and 9,686,124 class B shares in the Company, representing approximately 35.4 percent of the shares and 52.2 percent of the votes in aggregate[1] ( Accordingly, Lexmark International Technology hereby also announces an increase of the offer price to SEK 57.00 per share as well as an extension of the acceptance period for the Offer (as defined below) up to and including 4 September 2014 at CET 15.00. As required under the Swedish Takeover Act (Sw. lag (2006:451) om offentliga uppköpserbjudanden på aktiemarknaden) and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm's Rules concerning Takeover Bids in the Stock Market, the Offer (as defined below) is hereby declared unconditional. Lexmark’s Chairman and CEO Paul Rooke comments: “We are pleased that the two founders of ReadSoft have decided to sell their shares to Lexmark. With the addition of their shares, Lexmark now controls approximately 52 percent of the company. Lexmark is also increasing its tender offer price to SEK 57.00 per share, reflecting our confidence in the strong strategic fit of our combined businesses. We firmly believe that Lexmark will be the best home for ReadSoft and its employees.”  On 14 July 2014, Lexmark International Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lexmark International Inc. ("Lexmark"), announced a new recommended public offer to the shareholders in ReadSoft to sell their shares in ReadSoft to Lexmark International Technology (the "Offer"). Lexmark International Technology offered SEK 50.00 in cash per share in ReadSoft. In the said press release, Lexmark International Technology also announced that Lexmark International Technology had acquired a total of 1,624,077 class B shares in ReadSoft, corresponding to approximately 5.3 per cent of the shares and 3.9 per cent of the votes in ReadSoft[2] ( On 5 August 2014, Lexmark International Technology announced an increase of its Offer price for all outstanding shares in ReadSoft in response to a SEK 55.00 increased competing offer for the shares in ReadSoft that was announced by Hyland Software UK Ltd on August 4, 2014 (the “Hyland Offer”). The Offer price was increased from SEK 50.00 per share to SEK 55.50 per share, irrespective of share class. On 7 August 2014, Lexmark International Technology announced that it had acquired an additional 1,153,640 class B shares in ReadSoft, corresponding to approximately 3.8 per cent of the shares and 2.8 per cent of the votes in ReadSoft[3] ( On 12 August 2014, Lexmark International Technology announced that it had acquired an additional 1,086,017 class B shares in ReadSoft, corresponding to approximately 3.5 per cent of the shares and 2.6 per cent of the votes in ReadSoft [4] ( Immediately prior to this announcement, Lexmark International Technology has acquired a further 1,193,580 class A shares and 5,822,390 class B shares in ReadSoft from the Company's founders Messrs. Lars Appelstål and Jan Andersson (personally and from personal holding companies), corresponding to approximately 22.8 per cent of the shares and 42.8 per cent of the votes in ReadSoft[5] ( The price per share paid by Lexmark International Technology under the acquisitions amounted to SEK 57.00 in cash. The acquisitions described above commit Lexmark International Technology to compensate the sellers of the shares if those shares are sold before 31 December 2015 at a price which is higher than the consideration received by the sellers. The same applies if the shares are tendered in a public takeover offer or if the purchaser commits to sell or tender the shares in a public takeover offer before 31 December 2015, or if Lexmark International Technology before 31 December 2015 acquires any further shares in ReadSoft at a price per share exceeding the consideration paid to the sellers. Any compensation will correspond to the difference between the consideration paid to the sellers and the price at which the shares are sold, or the price in the public takeover offer, or the price for which Lexmark International Technology has acquired further shares (as the case may be). Due to the principle of equal treatment of shareholders in public takeover offers, such compensation will also be payable to shareholders who accept the Offer. Through application of the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Rules concerning Takeover Bids on the Stock Market, if Lexmark International Technology acquires shares in ReadSoft on terms which are more favourable for the holder/sellers than the terms and conditions of the Offer (e.g. at a price higher than the Offer price), then Lexmark International Technology must adjust the terms and conditions of the Offer accordingly, so that all shareholders of ReadSoft benefit from these more favourable conditions under the Offer. The increased offer price which is hereby announced adjusts the Offer in compliance with the said rules. The offer price under the Offer is hereby increased to SEK 57.00 irrespective of share class. The increased offer price of SEK 57.00 represents a premium of: · 23.1 per cent compared to the closing share price of SEK 46.30 per class B share in ReadSoft on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm on 11 July 2014, the last trading day before the announcement of the Offer; · 44.8 per cent compared to the volume-weighted average share price of SEK 39.37 of the Company's class B shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm during the last three months prior to 11 July 2014; · 22.8 per cent compared to the fifty-two week high share price of SEK 46.40 of the Company's class B shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm during the last twelve months prior to 11 July 2014; · 219.9 per cent compared to the volume-weighted average share price of 17.82 of the Company's class B shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm during three months prior to the announcement of the initial offer made by Lexmark International Technology on 6 May 2014; and · 3.6 per cent compared to the increased Hyland Offer of SEK 55.00 per share. Based on the increased offer price, the total offer value for all shares in ReadSoft amounts to approximately SEK 1,750,341,408.[6] ( In conjunction with the increase of the offer price, the acceptance period for the Offer is extended up to and including 4 September 2014 at CET 15.00. Pursuant to the Transaction Agreement between Lexmark International Technology and ReadSoft, which has been published in the Offer document, ReadSoft’s Board of Directors has agreed to continue to recommend in favor of Lexmark International Technology’s revised tender offer on the terms and conditions set forth in the Transaction Agreement. Shareholders who have already tendered their shares in the Offer and do not wish to withdraw their acceptance do not need to take any further action. The increase in the Offer price extends also to shares already tendered. With the now announced acquisitions of the shares held by the founders of the Company, Lexmark International Technology holds in excess of 30 percent of the votes in ReadSoft. As a consequence hereof, Lexmark International Technology is required under the Swedish Takeover Act (Sw. lag (2006:451) om offentliga uppköpserbjudanden på aktiemarknaden) and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Rules concerning Takeover Bids in the Stock Market to adapt the Offer to certain requirements for mandatory offers. In compliance herewith, the Offer is hereby declared unconditional. Settlement is expected to begin around 11 September 2014. Lexmark International Technology reserves the right to extend the acceptance period for the Offer. Any extension of the acceptance period will be combined with settlement in relation to those shareholders who have already accepted the Offer being performed so that no further delay in settlement is caused to such shareholders. The Offer does not include the convertibles issued in May 2011, October 2011, April 2012 and April 2013 as part of ReadSoft’s incentive programs for employees. Outside of the Offer, Lexmark International Technology will offer the participants in the programs a reasonable treatment with respect to their holdings, with due regard to the increase of the Offer hereby announced. Offer Documentation Due to the increase and extension of the Offer, Lexmark International Technology will prepare and make public an addendum to the offer document. For a comprehensive description of the Offer, including terms, conditions and instructions for participation in the Offer, refer to the addendum to the Offer document for the Offer and the updated acceptance form which will be published on, DNB's website, and the SFSA's website (addendum document only), and the offer document for the Offer which is available on the same websites. Financing Lexmark International Technology is not dependent on external financing for the increased Offer. Lexmark International Technology will finance the increased Offer with available funds. Accordingly, the completion of the increased Offer is not conditional upon any financing being obtained. Lexmark has unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed the due performance of e.g. Lexmark International Technology's payment obligations towards the shareholders of ReadSoft pursuant to the increased Offer (if completed). Further information For further information about Lexmark and the Offer for the shares of ReadSoft, please see For media questions, please contact: Birgitta Henriksson, Brunswick Group Phone: + 46 (0) 70 812 8639 E-mail: This press release was submitted for publication on 20 August 2014 at 00.45 (CET). Important notice This is a translation of the original Swedish language press release. In the event of discrepancies, the original Swedish wording shall prevail. Offer restrictions The Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Offer requires that any additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish law. This press release and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being published in or distributed in or to and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa or any other country in which doing so would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any applicable law or regulation (the "Restricted Jurisdiction"). Any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by Lexmark International Technology. Any purported acceptance of the Offer resulting from a direct or indirect violation of these restrictions may be disregarded. The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the Internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or of any facility of national security exchange, and the Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within, any Restricted Jurisdiction. Accordingly, this press release and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being and should not be sent, mailed or otherwise distributed or forwarded in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction. Lexmark International Technology will not deliver any consideration under the Offer in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction. This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in any Restricted Jurisdiction. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in any Restricted Jurisdiction must not forward this press release or any documentation relating to the Offer to such persons. Forward-looking statements Statements in this press release relating to future status or circumstances, including statements regarding future results, growth and other projections regarding development and the other benefits of the Offer, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as "anticipates", "intends", "expects", "believes", or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of Lexmark International Technology. Any such forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date on which they are announced. Except as required by the Takeover Rules or applicable law or regulations, Lexmark International Technology expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to publicly announce updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect any change in expectations with regards thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which such statement is based, The reader should, however, consult any additional disclosures that Lexmark International Technology or ReadSoft has made or may make. Special notice to shareholders in the United States The Offer described in this announcement is subject to the laws of Sweden. It is important for US securities holders to be aware that this document is subject to disclosure and takeover laws and regulations in Sweden that are different from those in the United States. The Offer is made in the United States in compliance with Section 14(e) of, and Regulation 14E under, the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), subject to the exemptions provided by Rule 14d-1(d) under the Exchange Act and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Swedish law. Accordingly, the Offer is subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to withdrawal rights, the Offer timetable, settlement procedures and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under US domestic tender offer procedures and laws. NEITHER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THIS OFFER, PASSED UPON THE FAIRNESS OR MERITS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR DETERMINED WHETHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN THE UNITED STATES. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] ( Based on 30,707,744 shares, being the number of currently outstanding shares, excluding the 2,540,696 shares held by the Company [2] ( Based on 30,707,744 shares, being the number of currently outstanding shares, excluding the 2,540,696 shares held by the Company [3] ( Based on 30,707,744 shares, being the number of currently outstanding shares, excluding the 2,540,696 shares held by the Company [4] ( Based on 30,707,744 shares, being the number of currently outstanding shares, excluding the 2,540,696 shares held by the Company [5] ( Based on 30,707,744 shares, being the number of currently outstanding shares, excluding the 2,540,696 shares held by the Company [6] ( Based on 30,707,744 shares, being the number of currently outstanding shares, excluding the 2,540,696 shares held by the Company.

Interim report January–June 2014

ICA Gruppen continued to increase sales and earnings in the second quarter ICA Gruppen’s consolidated financial statements include ICA AB as a wholly owned subsidiary with effect from 27 March 2013 when the acquisition of Ahold’s shares in ICA AB was completed. Second quarter of 2014 in summary • Consolidated net sales amounted to SEK 26,185 million (25,018) in the second quarter, an increase of 4.7%. Adjusted for currency fluctuations net sales rose by 4.4% compared with the second quarter last year. • Operating profit excluding non-recurring items amounted to SEK 831 million (605), an increase of 37% compared with the previous year. • Operating profit amounted to SEK 1,274 million (655). A capital gain from the divestment of Kjell & Company is included with SEK 440 million. • Profit for the period amounted to SEK 994 million (338). • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 4.65 (1.84). Comments from ICA Gruppen’s CEO Per Strömberg: “ICA Gruppen’s sales and earnings continued to rise in the second quarter, partly strengthened by good sales over the Easter period. Operating profit excluding non-recurring items increased by 37%. All segments report improvements compared with the previous year although the main contribution comes from ICA Sweden. Work on our strategic priorities has proceeded at a good pace and we are ahead of plan in several areas. The proportion of private label sales is rising as is the establishment of new stores in Sweden and the Baltic countries. Our sustainability work is reaping success and we have already achieved some of the goals in our cooperation with LRF”, says CEO Per Strömberg. Press and analyst meeting ICA Gruppen is arranging a press and analyst meeting at Berns Hotel, Berzelii Park, Stockholm on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 at 10.00 CET. CEO Per Strömberg and CFO Sven Lindskog will present the interim report. The meeting will be webcast and can be followed at There is also an opportunity to call in on tel. +46 8 50 55 64 74. For further information, please contact: Frans Benson, IR ICA Gruppen,tel. +46 8-561 50 020 Pernilla Grennfelt, IR ICA Gruppen,tel. +46 8-561 50 111 ICA Gruppen’s press service,tel +46 10 422 52 52 Financial calendar12 November 2014 Interim report January – September 2014 11 February 2015 Year-end report 201422 April 2015 AGM 20156 May 2015 Interim report January – March 201519 August 2015 Interim report January – June 201511 November 2015 Interim report January – September 2015 The information in this interim report is such that ICA Gruppen must disclose pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 07.00 CET on Wednesday, 20 August 2014. The report has not been reviewed by the company’s auditors.

TeliaSonera and DNA join forces in network sharing in Eastern and Northern Finland

TeliaSonera is required to reach 99 percent population 4G-coverage in Finland by the end of 2018, and this network sharing agreement will enable us to reach this goal more efficiently. “The build-out in Eastern and Northern Finland is an important part of our ambition to improve customer experience and the efficiency of all our networks. We have positive experiences from network sharing in other markets. Thanks to the cooperation with DNA we can deliver on our promise to have the best network in Finland faster. We can accelerate the roll-out of super-fast mobile internet across all of Finland,” said Robert Andersson, head of TeliaSonera’s business region Europe. The joint venture “Suomen Yhteisverkko Oy” will build and operate a common radio access network for the parties in 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The company will own the radio network equipment and rent masts and base station facilities from the operators or third parties. The joint venture is expected to start operating in the beginning of 2015. The common network means an increased number of base stations, better coverage and more capacity in the more sparsely populated areas of Eastern and Northern Finland. The operators will also combine their 800 MHz frequency blocks to offer faster 4G connections and more capacity to their customers in the area. Network sharing will have no effects on end customer services. Sonera and DNA will independently continue to offer competing services to customers also in the common network area. The joint venture will be jointly controlled, and equally governed by the consensus principle with Sonera owning 51 percent and DNA 49 percent of the company. Mr Antti Jokinen, previously Head of Networks at DNA, has been appointed CEO of the joint venture.


APRIL 1 – JUNE 30, 2014 · The Group’s net sales decreased by 8 percent to SEK 97.0 million (105.8). Excluding currency effects, sales fell by 10 percent. · The gross profit margin was 52.5 percent (52.1). · Operating profit amounted to SEK 0.5 million (0.9). · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 2.2 million (3.4). · Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to SEK 0.15 (0.23). JANUARY 1 – JUNE 30, 2014 · The Group’s net sales increased by 1 percent to SEK 239.8 million (236.5). Excluding currency effects, sales were unchanged. · The gross profit margin was 52.7 percent (51.0). · Operating profit amounted to SEK 19.6 million (10.1). · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 17.6 million (9.4). · Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to SEK 0.76 (0.52). QUOTE FROM THE CEO “During the second quarter we and our distributors experienced continued tough market conditions, particularly in our larger markets. On the positive side, our operations in Finland and England continue to perform well. At the same time we have good cost control. Now I look forward to working with the team at Björn Borg to set a clear direction and to increase our focus on consumers. Let’s go!” says Henrik Bunge, the new CEO of Björn Borg.  For further information, please contact:Henrik Bunge, CEO, telephone +46 8 506 33 700Magnus Teeling, CFO, telephone +46 8 506 33 700Björn Borg is required to make public the information in this interim report in accordance with the Securities Market Act.The information was released for publication on August 20, 2014 at 7:30 am (CET).

BioGaia AB Interim report 1 January – 30 June 2014

CEO’s comments:"We have achieved strong profitability for the first half of the year with an operating margin of 29 % excluding license revenue from Nestlé. Including license revenue from Nestlé, operating margin was 53 %. Sales for the rolling 12-month period amount to 12% (excluding foreign exchange effects)", says Peter Rothschild, CEO of BioGaia. Period from 1 January to 30 June 2014(Figures in brackets refer to the same period of last year) · Net sales amounted to SEK 281.0 million (163.5), an increase of SEK 117.5 million (72%). Net sales include license revenue of SEK 95.4 million from Nestlé. Excluding license revenue from Nestlé, net sales totalled SEK 185.6 million, an increase of 14% (excluding foreign exchange effects, 10%). · Net sales in the Paediatrics business area reached SEK 148.4¹ million (127.8), up by SEK 20.6 million (16%). · Net sales in the Adult Health business area amounted to SEK 35.1 million (35.6), a decrease of SEK 0.5 million (-1%). · Operating profit was SEK 148.7 million (44.1), an increase of SEK 104.6 million (237%). Excluding license revenue from Nestlé, operating profit was SEK 53.3 million, an increase of 21% (excluding foreign exchange effects and operating expenses for the subsidiary IBT, 18%). · Profit after tax was SEK 114.5 million (34.5), up by SEK 80.0 million (232%). Excluding license revenue from Nestlé, profit after tax was SEK 40.1 million, an increase of 16%. · Earnings per share totalled SEK 6.66 (1.85). Excluding license revenue from Nestlé, earnings per share were SEK 2.35. · The period’s cash flow was SEK 4.3 million (-125.5). Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June 2014 amounted to SEK 239.1 million (249.6). Second quarter of 2014 · Net sales reached SEK 92.4 million (85.3), an increase of SEK 7.1 million (8%) (excluding foreign exchange effects, 5%). · Net sales in the Paediatrics business area totalled SEK 71.7 million (66.6), an improvement of SEK 5.1 million (8%). · Net sales in the Adult Health business area amounted to SEK 20.1 million (18.7), an increase of SEK 1.4 million (7%). · Operating profit was SEK 24.9 million (26.3), a decrease of SEK 1.4 million (-5%) (excluding foreign exchange effects and operating expenses for the subsidiary IBT, -8%). · Profit after tax was SEK 17.5 million (16.9), an improvement of SEK 0.6 million (4%). · Earnings per share totalled SEK 1.03 (0.89). Key events in the second quarter of 2014 · Agreement for the sale of drops in India. · Agreement for the sale of drops in the UK. · Decision to expand the production facilities at the subsidiary TwoPac in Eslöv. 1) Excluding license revenue from Nestlé. Including license revenue from Nestlé, net sales in the Paediatrics business area amounted to SEK 243.8 million. Teleconference: You are welcome to take part in a teleconference on the interim report that will be held today at 9:30 a.m. by CEO Peter Rothschild. To participate in the teleconference please see BioGaia has published this information in accordance with the Swedish Securities Act. The information was issued for publication on 20 August 2014, 8.00 a.m. CET. This is a translation of the Swedish version of the interim report. When in doubt, the Swedish wording shall prevail.

Vigmed initiates the process of listing on NASDAQ OMX Small Cap

The Board of Vigmed Holding AB conducted on August 19 its annual strategic review. At this meeting, the Board, as a consequence of a now expanded ambition, decided to form an operating company in China as a subsidiary of Vigmed China Ltd. in Hong Kong. Through the newly formed company Vigmed plans to initiate a registration process of selected products on the Chinese market. The Company intends to communicate an action plan for the Asian market during the autumn. Furthermore, it was decided to initiate a process to prepare the company for a change of venue for the company's shares from NASDAQ OMX First North to NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Small Cap. This is seen as a natural step considering the anticipated growth linked to the fact that the company now has started selling its products in selected markets and gradually intends to launch new product lines as well as enter a number of additional markets. Additionally, an increased interest among institutional investors, equity analysts and partners is anticipated. Finn Ketler, CEO, comments, "These decisions are the natural result of the company's expected rapid expansion. After a challenging period securing the product quality and stabilizing production, we are entering a very exciting and positive commercialization phase. With a very competent and motivated organization in place and through the cooperation with our partners and end customers, we are now actively through our products working towards reducing risks of disease transmission through needle products”.


The collaboration will span from target selection up to the delivery of small molecule candidate drugs. Targets from each company’s early research portfolios have been identified as approaches of common interest and additional targets may be included under the collaboration at a later stage, if mutually desired. The research will be performed in parallel at AstraZeneca’s Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Innovative Medicines Unit (CVMD iMed) in Mölndal, Sweden, and at MTPC’s facilities in Japan. The parties believe that the collaboration will yield high quality candidate drugs much faster than working alone. There is no financial commitment for the research involved and each party will contribute equal resource at their own cost. Diabetic nephropathy (failure of the kidney function due to diabetes) occurs in as many as 50% of patients who have diabetes for 20 years or more. It is the leading cause of end stage renal disease which carries significant morbidity of cardiovascular disease and mortality. “Diabetes is a core therapeutic area for AstraZeneca and a key growth platform for the company. With current approaches to diabetic nephropathy resulting in patients needing expensive and limited treatment options, such as dialysis or kidney transplantation, there’s a significant unmet clinical need. This collaboration will allow us to focus on early stage programmes and generate decision-making data faster than working alone, ultimately providing a quicker expansion of our diabetic nephropathy portfolio for the treatment of chronic kidney disease.” Marcus Schindler, Head of CVMD Innovative Medicines Unit, AstraZeneca. “MTPC is now focusing its drug discovery research efforts and multifaceted translational research, including collaboration with Kyoto University Hospital and TMK project, to developing new treatments for chronic kidney disease patients. We expect the new collaboration with AstraZeneca will strengthen the expertise of both companies in this area and accelerate the delivery of new medicines for patients with diabetic nephropathy.”Takashi Kobayashi, Division manager of Research division, MTPC. ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS About Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation is a research-driven pharmaceutical company based in Japan, specializing in research, development and marketing of globally competitive pharmaceutical products focused on the field of autoimmune disease, diabetes and kidney disease, CNS disease, and vaccine. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma contributes to the healthier lives of people around the world through the creation of pharmaceuticals that respond to unmet medical needs. About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca 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                          +44 20 7604 8030 (UK/Global) Vanessa Rhodes                         +44 20 7604 8037 (UK/Global) Ayesha Bharmal                          +44 20 7604 8034 (UK/Global) Karen Birmingham                     +44 20 7604 8120 (UK/Global) Jacob Lund                                 +46 8 553 260 20 (Sweden) Michele Meixell                           + 1 302 885 6351 (US) Investor Enquiries Karl Hård                                    +44 20 7604 8123  mob: +44 7789 654364 Jens Lindberg                             mob: +44 7557 319729 Anthony Brown                           +44 20 7604 8067   mob: +44 7585 404943 Eugenia Litz                                +44 20 7604 8233   mob: +44 7884 735627

NeuroVive: Interim Report 1 Jan. 2014 to 30 Jun. 2014

Second Quarter (1 Apr. 2014 – 30 Jun. 2014) · Net revenues were SEK 0 (5,335,000) and other operating income was SEK 1,128,000 (704,000). · Loss before tax was SEK -13,690,000 (-1,467,000). · Earnings per share* were SEK -0.69 (-0.15). · Diluted earnings per share** were SEK -0.69 (-0.15). Six months (1 Jan. 2014 – 30 Jun. 2014) · Net revenues were SEK 0 (5,335,000) and other operating income was SEK 1,171,000 (863,000). · Loss before tax was SEK -23,567,000 (-6,206,000). · Earnings per share* were SEK -0.93 (-0.39). · Diluted earnings per share** were SEK-0.93 (-0.39). * Profit/loss for the period divided by the average number of shares before dilution at the end of the period.**Profit/loss for the period divided by the average number of shares after dilution at the end of the period. Business highlights in the second quarter of 2014 · NeuroVive signs new agreement with Hospices Civils de Lyon. NeuroVive is extending its collaboration with Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) and Professor Ovize, which broadens the scope of NeuroVive’s cardiovascular business area and creates the right conditions for the company to retain its leading position in mitochondrial medicine. The new collaboration agreement, designated OPeRA (Organ Protection & Replacement Institute), includes pre-clinical research and development programs as well as clinical phase II programs, providing NeuroVive with access to medical technology and patient groups for the evaluation of its drug candidates.  · NeuroVive’s research into energy regulation wins award at the international research symposium Mitochondrial Medicine 2014 held in Pittsburgh, USA, on 4-7 June. NeuroVive presented research containing underlying scientific data on its energy regulators (NVP015). The paper was selected for oral presentation and won second prize. Read the interim report attached below NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is obligated to publish the information contained in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. This information was provided to the media for publication at 8:30 CEST on August 20, 2014.

Lindex opens store in London

"This is a great day in our history. We have longed to offer our affordable and inspiring fashion in an exciting city like London, one of the world's most attractive shopping destinations," says Ingvar Larsson, CEO at Lindex. The store will offer a modern shopping environment that highlights the brand's Scandinavian heritage through interior decoration and environment. "We strive to offer a world-class fashion experience, both in-store and online. This includes everything from interior decoration and service level to the fashion we offer and how we present it. Having a good store location along with an online store allows us to reach a wide range of customers starting from day one," says Ingvar Larsson.   A high level of accessibility is an important factor for establishment. Thanks to a distribution centre in place, the store can get quick replenish. British customers can already now shop easily and conveniently in local currency at Via the online store, customers from other parts of the country can also be reached. Facts about British fashion and retail • The total turnover in British fashion trade is expected to increase by 18.7 percent, from GBP 50.4 to 59.8 billion between 2013 and 2017. • London is one of the world's most popular destinations for fashion shopping, with more global brands than any other metropolis in the world. • 40 percent of the total tourists' consumption in London occurs in retail, which is estimated to correspond to GBP 92 billion. • Retail in Great Britain employs more than 3 million people. It represents more than 10 percent of the total workforce, making the sector the largest private employer. In London alone, retail generates 400,000 jobs. 

Two teams from Rejlers on the start line for ÖTILLÖ

ÖTILLÖ is held over and between 26 islands in the Stockholm archipelago. The competition runs from dawn to dusk, and starts in Sandhamn with its finishing line on Utö. The race is ranked as the toughest swim-run competition and one of the toughest endurance races in the world. Rejlers is the main sponsor of the competition and has entered two teams. President and CEO of Rejlers, Peter Rejler, is competing with John Norling, who works in Rejlers’ Uppsala office, as one of these teams. The other team consists of Stockholm employee Christian Pettersson and Ulf Thelin, a Rejlers customer.President and CEO of Rejlers, Peter Rejler, is competing with John Norling, who works in Rejlers’ Uppsala office, as one of these teams. The other team consists of Stockholm employee Christian Pettersson and Ulf Thelin, a Rejlers customer.“I’m looking forward to taking part in the competition. It’s a real challenge which requires a combination of willpower, endurance, a focus on achieving goals, teamwork and, not least, passion. We chose to support the competition because there is a clear connection between the event and our values of health and success,” says Peter Rejler.“We are looking for a long-term cooperation that reflects our passion, our belief in endurance and our desire to always do that bit better. As the main sponsor, Rejlers meets all these criteria and they help us to develop," says Michael Lemmel, Race Director for ÖTILLÖ.Read more at:,twitter/instagram: #otillo14 or @otilloraceYou can watch the live broadcast at: can also read posts from the competition on Rejlers’ health blog:  For more information please contact:Rebecka Oxelström: Head of Communication, tel. +46 (0)73 412 66 75, e-mail: rebecka.oxelstrom@rejlers.seMichael Lemmel; Race Director ÖTILLÖ, tel. +46 (0)73 525 97 02, Rejlers is one of the largest engineering consultancy firms in the Nordic region. Our 1,800 experts work with projects within the areas of Building and property, Energy, Industry and Infrastructure. With us, you will meet specialist engineers with the breadth, cutting edge expertise and not least energy to create the results you want. We are continuing to grow rapidly and our activities are spread across 80 locations in Sweden, Finland and Norway. In 2013 Rejlers had revenue of approx. SEK 1.5 billion and its Class B share is listed on the Nasdaq OMX, Nordic list.

Nordic Capital to acquire ABB Full Service®, creating a strong independent company with a leading market position in industrial maintenance

For over 20 years, Full Service has been the partner of first choice in over 300 performance based maintenance agreements. The company is based in Prague, Czech Republic, and is the leader in industrial maintenance outsourcing services in Europe, with a particularly strong position in the Nordics and a global presence. Full Service offers full scale industrial maintenance management services to customers in a wide field of industries and geographies. Nordic Capital has a long history of successful growth oriented investments, both multinational and local businesses, and is well equipped to support Full Service's continued development with industrial knowledge and capital. Previous investments by the Nordic Capital Funds have included a large number of portfolio companies within the B2B services or manufacturing sectors. “We are very excited to work together with the management team to invest and further accelerate the growth and development of Full Service. There is a clear value in establishing an independent business, fully focused on developing its customer offering and thereby solidifying its position as a global leader in the growing market for industrialised maintenance. We are very impressed by the Full Service business and the competence and commitment of the employees," said John Hedberg, Principal, NC Advisory AB, advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds. In connection with the acquisition, Nordic Capital has appointed Sabrina Vilhena as CEO designate of Full Service, Sabrina has been with the ABB Group for over 15 years, during which time she has spent more than 10 years in various functions in Full Service. Her most recent role in Full Service was head of finance. Sabrina will assume the CEO position when the transaction closes and Full Service becomes a stand-alone company. “Full Service has been a pioneer in introducing service offerings to various industrial segments. The current market leading position wouldn’t have been achieved without a team of exceptional professionals or without forward looking customers who have partnered with Full Service to improve their operations. I believe that Nordic Capital’s investment strategy is well suited to enable Full Service to leverage on its existing foundation to bring further value to customers, employees and investors. I am happy to re-join Full Service and to engage with our employees and customers to realise the full potential of the business as an independent company,” said Sabrina Vilhena, CEO designate of Full Service. “Given the competence and track record of Nordic Capital I am confident in their commitment to give Full Service the opportunity and ability to grow from a new platform and help the company realize its goals. We found the right owner for this business which will enable ABB to further concentrate on its core power and automation related service activities,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, Head of the Process Automation Division for the ABB Group. As part of the transaction the head office of Full Service is intended to move to Stockholm, Sweden. The business will continue to operate under its existing name ABB Full Service for a transitional period, after which a new name and brand for the independent entity will be launched. Contacts: Nordic CapitalKatarina Janerud, Communication Manager,NC Advisory AB, advisor to the Nordic Capital FundsTel: +46 8 440 50 69e-mail: About ABB Full Service® ABB Full Service is a global provider of value added industrial maintenance and asset optimization, helping customers to improve performance of their production processes, while improving safety, saving energy and costs. ABB Full Service operates in 30 countries around the world and employs more than 2,500 people. For more information about ABB Full Service, please see About Nordic Capital Funds Nordic Capital private equity funds have invested in mid-market companies primarily in the Nordic region since 1989. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital Funds enable value creation in their investments. Nordic Capital Funds invest in companies in northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund VIII with EUR 3.5 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and are advised by the NC Advisory companies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital please see    

As if teachers don't have enough time off; Bamzonia want to give them more!

Although some teachers may be jetting off at the first opportunity to try and recuperate from an arduous last term of the year, most will be clearing their backlog of marking and planning schemes of work in place for September. Leaders and timetable schedulers will be trying to shoehorn Personal Finance Education (PFE) into whatever space they can create. The Problem The Department of Education survey published in February 2014 shows primary school teachers working almost a 60 hour week, and secondary school teachers 56 hours. About a third of these hours is teaching; preparation and marking take up about the same with administrative out-of-class student contact and administrative work making up the balance. This is a huge, almost 20%, increase in hours worked reported in the 2010 survey. A report titled “The scale of occupational stress, HSE, 2000” shows teaching to be the most stressful profession, (41.5% of teachers “highly stressed”) and later surveys confirm this. The addition of new material to the curriculum, however necessary, can only increase the pressure and that will not help either teachers or students. A small part of the solution Bamzonia ( is an online PFE course which combines a game with lessons and quizzes. It is designed to engage, educate and entertain students in a seamless package. Bamzonia’s Manager, Louise Barker, said “We created Bamzonia because we saw an urgent need for young adults to learn how to navigate a complex and often dangerous financial landscape. We quickly realised that schools would be key to delivering this, and that to be successful we would need to make our content engaging and attractive to students without any extra call on teachers’ out-of-class time.” Students are challenged to develop the economy of Bamzonia. To succeed, they must earn Zonian credits, which they do by taking lessons and passing quizzes.  Teachers are given detailed plans to accompany every lesson, explaining the objectives, suggesting further activities and other resources. They need no further training and require no lesson planning. An effective teacher dashboard allows them to monitor student progress and all marking is automatic. Bamzonia is online 24/7 so it can easily be set as homework. Ms. Barker said, "There are never enough hours in the day for teachers. And while we can’t actually make more hours, one of the features of Bamzonia is that it lightens the workload for teachers. Because progress is tracked at an individual, group and class level, students who are struggling on any specific point are identified and, more importantly, as the content is delivered automatically teachers will then have time to devote to them.” Investing in Bamzonia means that all UK curriculum requirements are met, that young people are ready to make informed financial decisions and that teachers’ time is freed up. And that is money in the bank. 

Boliden’s acquisition of Kylylahti approved

“With this latest approval, all external approvals required for closing the deal have been received. We continue to work on the remaining details and, as previously communicated, the plan is to close the deal on 1 October,” says Lennart Evrell, President and CEO, Boliden. The consideration for the transaction is USD 95 million subject to adjustments for working capital, net debt and net capital expenditure during the settlement period. The acquisition will be financed by existing loan facilities and the acquired operations will be consolidated as part of Boliden Mines upon closing. Background:The Kylylahti mine, located 450 km north-east of Helsinki, has 110 employees and approximately 120 contractors. Copper accounts for 80 per cent of the revenues, with gold, zinc and silver accounting for the remainder. The mine opened in 2012 and has a capacity of 650,000 tonnes of ore per year. The life of the mine is calculated to 2021 based on current mineral reserves. During the last published 12 months period, ending March 2014, production was 9,000 tonnes of copper, 300 kg of gold, 2,200 tonnes of zinc and 2,100 kg of silver in concentrate. The operating profit during 2013 amounted to USD 18 million. The concentrate is supplied to Boliden’s smelters Harjavalta and Kokkola for refining to finished metals.    For further information, please contact:Marcela Sylvander, Group Communication, +46 733 244551Sophie Arnius, Group IR, +46 705 908072

We Want Any Mower’ Initiative Breathes New Life into the UK Groundcare Sector.

Unwanted and end of use groundcare equipment now has a chance of new life under the exciting new ‘We Want Any Mower’ initiative just launched on ( By filling out a simple valuation form (, anyone with professional groundcare machinery or equipment to sell can receive a no obligation offer from industry experts SGM Contracts. All offers also include free pick-up from the company; so there’s no transport or collection costs involved for sellers. For years now there has been a vast amount of wastage as organisations and individuals write-off old stock as worthless and simply buy replacement machinery. SGM now looks to give machinery owners/managers a way to make money out of any equipment that has reached the end of its useful life or is now unwanted. Managing Director Steven McInroy commented “There are a lot of people out there who don’t have the time or resources to sell their machinery and equipment for a decent price. What we’re doing with ‘We Want Any Mower’ is give people a hassle free way to get a fair price for their goods, which would otherwise be thrown away or traded in for a fraction of their true value. It also helps save people from sending machines to landfill which could still have a valid use; something we’re very keen to discourage at SGM” SGM is keen to attract many different types of equipment including groundcare machinery, grass cutting machinery and even tractors.  Any makes and models will be considered and SGM is happy to give immediate valuations; meaning sellers can turn their unwanted machinery into cash in no time! Operations such as golf clubs, sports clubs, private contractors, local authorities and public sector organisations could all make their budget go further by getting quick cash for their unwanted assets. To get a valuation all potential sellers need to do is navigate their way to the ‘We Want Any Mower’ section of SGM’s website ( and provide the following details: · Make and model of machine · Age of machine in years · Working condition (rating from 0-10) · General condition (rating from 0-10) · Upload image of machine (optional) Alternatively anyone with a more specific query can email the company’s sales team directly at

Orexo enhances commercial focus and operating efficiencies

Uppsala, Sweden – August 20, 2014 – Orexo AB (publ) announces today that the company is taking further steps to enhance commercial focus, agility and operating efficiency. The sales development of Zubsolv® continues to evolve positively with the tablet sales increasing 64% in volume the last four weeks compared to the last month of the second quarter. The market share has improved from 2.3% in June to 3.9% in the first week of August. This positive sales development is primarily driven by improvements in Zubsolv’s market access position and the exclusive contract with UnitedHealth Group in particular. The improvement in market access continues to progress well, and Orexo is pleased to announce that the largest commercial payer, the PBM Express Script (ESI), will place Zubsolv on their preferred formulary effective January 1, 2015. In addition, many public payers are improving the reimbursement of Zubsolv in several large states such as Michigan, Texas and California. With the improved market access, additional 991 physicians have prescribed Zubsolv for the first time after July 1 and market share has increased in several sales districts. The prescriptions of Zubsolv are on a four week basis growing double digit for patients in all payer segments, with exception of FFS Medicaid accounting for around 10% of the market. Within the commercial payer segment, the market share exceeds 5% in two thirds of the districts and 10% of new prescriptions in several sales districts. As a next step to improve operating efficiency, Orexo has taken the decision to place all manufacturing of Zubsolv at our partners in the US and streamline the operations in Uppsala. The facilities in Uppsala will focus on new product development, product maintenance and global external sourcing and supply, and continue as the global headquarter for Orexo AB. Additionally, Orexo is revisiting the operating model within research and development to increase flexibility and agility in development of new products and life cycle activities. These adjustments in Orexo’s operating model could result in approximately 15 positions being identified as redundant at the facilities in Uppsala, Sweden. The restructuring of the Swedish operations is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2014 and will be associated with restructuring costs of approx. MSEK 7 during the same quarter and an annual cost saving of around MSEK 10-15, with a positive impact beginning already in the first quarter of 2015. “During the last year, Orexo has successfully established commercial operations in the US and the focus has been entirely on the launch of Zubsolv. We are pleased with the sales improvements during the summer and are excited about the continuing improvements in market access. Now it is time to ensure we have the optimal operating model for the future, with the appropriate focus and agility necessary to develop the next generation in the Zubsolv line and other new products. This new operating model will build more on external partnerships to ensure we complement our excellent and proven internal development team with leading international expertise. This important change increases Orexo’s ability to flex its resources within development more swiftly while enhancing our ability to develop new products” says Nikolaj Sørensen, CEO and President of Orexo AB. For further information, please contact:Nikolaj Sørensen, President and CEOTel: +46 (0)703-50 78 88, E-mail: About Orexo ABOrexo is a specialty pharma company with commercial operations in the United States and R&D in Sweden developing improved treatments using proprietary drug delivery technology and commercial operations in the United States. The company is commercializing its proprietary product, ZUBSOLV® sublingual tablets, for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, in the United States. The ZUBSOLV® sublingual tablet is a novel formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone using Orexo’s extensive knowledge in sublingual technologies. Orexo has a portfolio of two approved and revenue generating products currently marketed under license in the US, EU and Japan. Orexo AB, with its headquarters in Sweden, is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) trade on the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. under the symbol, “ORXOY”. The largest shareholders are Novo A/S and HealthCap. For information about Orexo, please visit Orexo AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 11:00am CET on August 20, 2014.

The Nicest Stuff Announces Back To School Sale On FlatBox-LunchBox Range

A UK website is making school lunches easier than ever with its huge collection of award winning Solvetta FlatBox LunchBoxes at special back to school prices. Crafted from durable tear resistant neoprene, the patent pending design can be used to carry food to school and converted into a hygienic placemat when the lunch bell rings. Cute, colourful and amazingly convenient, the range of lunchboxes on sale from The Nicest Stuff ( is ideal for sending kids back to school in style. Recent studies from health experts have revealed that children’s lunch boxes are a breeding ground for bacteria. FlatBox-LunchBox is the ideal solution, the machine washable material making it quick and easy to stop bacteria build up in its tracks. Surfaces themselves have also been identified as a health risk, with wooden benches, desks and even grassy ovals home to hordes of bacteria. Thanks to the intelligent zip out design, the FlatBox-LunchBox provides students with a squeaky clean surface from which to eat their packed lunch. The BPA and PVC free neoprene has been tested for lead safety and phthalates to ensure food stays fresh and toxin free. The innovative dual layer insulation also works to keep contents cooler for longer. This further prevents the growth of bacteria as well as helping to keep food cool. Rajesh Patel of The Nicest Stuff said, “Parents spend a lot of time preparing healthy and appetising lunches for their kids however when they’re eaten off a dirty table, all their hard work goes to waste. The innovative zip out design of FlatBox-LunchBox is a fantastic solution to the problem. And with our huge selection of colourful designs, the kids are guaranteed to love them!” Soft handles make the lunchboxes comfortable and convenient to carry. When food has been gobbled up by hungry little ones, the products can be easily folded away to make room for other school essentials such as library books and homework. While FlatBox-LunchBox is set to be a school bag staple during the week, they are also a fantastic accessory for camping trips, fishing expeditions, family days out, long car trips and more. They are also great for health and budget conscious office workers wanting a clean, easy and insulated way of transporting homemade lunches to the workplace. FlatBox Lunchboxes usually retail for £27.50 however The Nicest Stuff is currently running a special back to school promotional offer of just £19.25. With free shipping on purchases of two or more items and the fantastic back to school discount, FlatBox LunchBoxes are set to make an appearance in the schoolbags of kids across the nation. To find out more about The Nicest Stuff and to browse the complete collection of colourful FlatBox LunchBoxes, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest:


Motivation, determination and clear direction are key elements in the battle of the bulge, as David Lloyd Leisure ( member Richard Graham (31) has proved after being voted PT Hero of the Year 2014. Richard joined his local David Lloyd Milton Keynes ( in summer 2013, in a bid to lose weight that had been creeping on over the years. Tipping the scales at a hefty 26.4 stone (168 kg), Richard knew it would be a difficult journey, but through self-determination and motivation from personal training sessions, Richard has managed to lose a staggering 10 stone in 10 months, and now looks better than ever. Humbled Richard says: “After stepping on the scales one day and seeing that my weight had edged over 26 stone, I knew something had to change.” When speaking of how far he has come, Richard, who was supported by personal trainer Josh Stephenson, recalls: “I started my weight-loss journey ( off on my own, and managed to lose just over two stone through sheer determination. Although this was a great achievement, it wasn’t enough for me. “I tried a personal training session ( and really enjoyed the motivation and encouragement I was given. It stopped me from giving up when I thought I was done, and allowed me to grow in confidence and work towards new goals. I stopped settling for less. “Now, I’m thrilled to say I have lost 10 stone in 10 months. I’ve not only changed physically, but also mentally, as I’ve embraced a healthier lifestyle. I feel younger and my energy is through the roof – it’s made me realise than being healthy is important, but it’s also about enjoying life, too!’ Richard was voted winner of PT Hero of the Year 2014 by Facebook fans of Europe’s premier health, sports and leisure group, and overcame competition from five other finalists to win a year’s complimentary membership at his club in Newlands, Milton Keynes. Richard has decided to donate his prize to The Henry Allen Trust (, to help raise funds for young children and families who are battling childhood cancer. “I would not have been able to get to my goal weight without the amount of support I had around me- it kept me going throughout my journey. Therefore, I decided I would donate my prize to The Henry Allen Trust, so that I can help support them in achieving their own goals.” Dawn Allen, director and founder at The Henry Allen Trust, says: “Team Henry is extremely proud of Richard being voted the David Lloyd Leisure PT Hero of the Year 2014.  We are so honoured, and very grateful, to hear that Richard is raffling off his special prize for Henry’s legacy. Henry would be so proud of his achievements.” David Barker, general manager at David Lloyd Milton Keynes, says: “We are ecstatic to announce Richard as our PT Hero of the Year. He has proved that being out of shape does not need to be a long-term situation, and can be turned around if you have the right mind set, coupled with the support and expertise of a personal trainer.” Each PT Hero of the Year 2014 nominee will receive a three month club membership to highlight their hard work and effort. These include: Tony Priest – David Lloyd Cheadle ( Declan Dunne – David Lloyd Speke ( Nicola Whyte – David Lloyd Glasgow West End ( Stuart Robinson – David Lloyd Port Solent ( Shiona Falconer – David Lloyd Edinburgh (

FOUR – The World’s Best Food Magazine is delighted to announce a partnership with Creutz & Partners Global Asset Management S.A.

                                                       The family-owned and managed multi-award winning asset management boutique, Creutz & Partners Global Asset Management S.A. will partner with FOUR – The World’s Best Food Magazine in support of the Rising Star 2015 ( campaign in the search for emerging global culinary talent. Established in 1997 in Luxemburg, Creutz & Partners Global Asset Management S.A. has been a keen supporter of the culinary arts. In 2012, Creutz & Partners launched Villa Louise, a 19th-century building in Aachen, Germany, attributed to the Gründerzeit period, which is used to host events, talks and is home to a brilliant culinary space where top chefs regularly visit. Villa Louise is a place of innovation, discussion and debate, it is also a place of culinary presentations and culture, with three-Michelin-starred chef Christian Bau of Victor’s Gourmet Restaurant, Schloss Berg in Perl-Nennig, recently cooking at the facility, while last year saw another three-Michelin-starred chef cook at Villa Louise – Kevin Fehling of La Belle Epoque restaurant. Other chefs to have cooked at Villa Louise since its launch include Sven Elverfeld of Aqua Restaurant, Joachim Wissler of Vendôme and Nils Henkel of Restaurant Lerbach. Marcel Creutz left the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank’s Aachen branch in 1997 to establish Creutz & Partners, a bespoke boutique asset management company. He says: “There’s no one more conservative than us when it comes to protecting and increasing your asset.” About Rising Stars The inaugural Rising Star Awards took place in 2014 to highlight and celebrate emerging talent within the culinary world. 2014 Rising Star winners include Agata Felluga ( of Jour de Fête in Strasbourg (Europe), Zaiyu Hasegawa ( of Restaurant Jimbocho, Tokyo (Asia & Australasia), Sean Brock ( of Husk Restaurants in Nashville and Charleston (North America) and Alberto Landgraf ( of Epice Restaurante, São Paulo (Latin America). Each Rising Star winner is selected by a panel of judges made up of four judges for each region. Each judging panellist submits a list of 10 Rising Stars, which is then whittled down to produce a list of each region’s top four Rising Star chefs singling out the winners. Other Rising Star sponsors include Nespresso, Gaggenau and LesConcierges. For further information on FOUR’s Rising Stars, including the full list of criteria and the points system, visit: ---Ends--- About FOUR – The World’s Best Food Magazine Winner of a Gourmand International Cookbook Award for Best Food Magazine, FOUR – The World’s Best Food Magazine is published by Sloane Trading International. FOUR is available in four editions: Germany, Italy, UK/International and USA. Autumn/Winter 2014 sees the launch of FOUR Asia & Australasia. FOUR UK/International edition is accompanied by a regular luxury supplement distributed on-board NetJets private jets and other premium outlets globally. Antioco Piras, co-founder of FOUR, says: “FOUR was created to fill a niche in the marketplace and for the past two years we have secured a phenomenal distribution through the world’s best restaurants and hotels. FOUR can also be found on board British Airways & Qatar Airlines First/ Business class flights and 750 private jets. The success of the title is down to the quality of the product and the fact that we reach an affluent foodie audience.” For further information on Creutz & Partners, visit: For further information on FOUR, visit: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)20 8947 5511 (http://file//localhost/tel/%252B44%20%25280%252920%208947%205511)

Fine Art of Dining Signs New Contract With Popular Leicester Square Restaurant

London palates are in for a treat with the announcement that Fine Art of Dining has joined forces with the Leicester Square branch of world famous restaurant chain, Salt and Pepper ( Renowned for its delightfully authentic Indian and Pan-Asian dishes, the group operates 12 eating establishments across the globe. The culinary experts at Fine Art of Dining will be on hand to help take the London branch to the next level, advising on service, ingredients, presentation and the development of a flavoursome Christmas menu.  The gastronomic gurus lent its expertise to the well-known Pakistani restaurant chain when it threw open the doors of its central London restaurant last year. As Salt and Pepper’s first UK restaurant, company managers were determined to enlist expert help in order to ensure that the West End branch blew patrons away with its legendary grills, barbecues, fresh seafood dishes, curries and cocktails. In the wake of the grand opening’s huge success, Salt and Pepper has once again called on the Fine Art of Dining team to freshen up the menu, modernise its presentation and ultimately create an unrivalled dining experience for locals and tourists alike. A spokesperson for Salt and Pepper said, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Fine Art of Dining once again. We have enjoyed huge success since our grand opening in 2013 and are committed to continually delighting our customers with exciting new ideas. From refined service to inspirational new menu additions, our customers can expect to see some fantastic new changes to our Leicester Square branch over the next few months.” A heavy focus will be placed on improving the quality of service and ensuring that Salt and Pepper offers its patrons the finest hospitality the capital has to offer. Fine Art of Dining will also shine the spotlight on the all important factors of taste and presentation. Ingredients will be scrutinised, recipes will be refined and presentation will be engineered to impress. The combined efforts of the two parties will culminate in the creation of a mouth-watering Christmas menu packed full of traditional seasonal delights with a contemporary Asian twist. Combining Salt and Pepper’s 30 years of restaurant experience with Fine Art of Dining’s unrivalled professional expertise (, the partnership is set to be a huge success. A spokesperson for Fine Art of Dining said, “It’s great that our clients keep coming back to us again and again, to make sure they constantly offer the best food service.  The new Christmas menu at Salt and Pepper is going to be exceptionally flavoursome, and we are also going to mix things up by serving food and drinks in a fresh, modern way.” Salt and Pepper London is located at Orange Square, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7HQ. Patrons can dine in the comfort of the restaurant’s light-filled contemporary dining room and terrace or take advantage of the 20% discount for takeaway orders.To find out more about Salt and Pepper London, visit: To find out more about The Fine Art of Dining, visit:   Twitter: @fineartofdining  

Nevs’ Electric Vehicle shown today

Today Nevs presented the Saab 9-3 Electric Vehicle as designed and produced as part of a prototype series in Trollhättan. The car is a modified Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan where the batteries are placed under the floor, keeping the full interior space as well as the luggage compartment intact. With that, the Saab 9-3 EV is just as practical as the Saab 9-3 Aero with gasoline engine.  The Saab 9-3’s famous driving-experience is of course preserved in the EV, helped by its low center of gravity and a 50/50 weight distribution. “We are happy to present the result of Nevs engineering into a real Saab EV product. The Saab cars’ well-known performance and safety is maintained and we foresee a very good product for the market. When we developed the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan Model Year 14, we focused on enhancing the driving experience, safety and quality. And the starting point for our development of the Electric Vehicle project was to maintain all the good attributes and characteristics”, said Stig Nodin, Vice President Engineering and Product Development. The car shown in Trollhättan today is one from the first prototype series of cars and it was produced in the Trollhättan plant in May. The car is equipped with lithium-ion batteries from Beijing National Battery Technology, a company within the Chinese group of green tech companies owned by Kai Johan Jiang’s company National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd. In this phase of the development the performance of the prototype series are limited to: · The range for this prototype series of cars is approximately 200 km. · Acceleration 0-100 km/h, 0-60 mph 10 sec. · Maximum speed of 120 km/h. · Engine power 140 hp, 100 kW. The prototype series have multiple reasons: · To enhance the understanding of EV’s in the complete company. · To serve as a reference for specification of coming production model(s). · To be used as a test bench for technical development. · To verify the manufacturing setup.

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Tacoma, WA

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. In partnership with Chevy Youth Baseball, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Players attending* include 1989 World Series champion Dave Henderson as well as, Brian Hunter, Bob Reynolds, Roy Thomas and Stan Thomas. These five players combine for 41 years, 2,670 games and 1,731 hits in Major League Baseball. The clinic will take place at Minnitti Field, home of the Tacoma Community College Titans, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 6044 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA 98406. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

Independence Regional Library branch turns 40

The Independence Regional branch of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library might be turning forty this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s over the hill. Instead, this milestone birthday is cause for a daylong celebration! “The Independence Regional branch library is a special place for generations in our community,” said Branch Manager LaJuan Pringle. “Many of the people who came to the library as children now bring their own children – and grandchildren -- to our programs.” To mark the event, the branch will host a celebration on Thursday, September 4. Members of the public are invited to attend. Festivities that day include: 10:30 a.m.:      A special program for families Noon:               Commemorative celebration with longtime patrons and staff 1 p.m.:             eReader and technology tutoring sessions After school:    Activities for teens 4:30 p.m.:        A bilingual family program (English and Spanish) “It's going to be a very busy day, and definitely a fun day,” added Pringle. “I'm looking forward to it. Whenever there are happy people in the library, we're happy." The Independence Regional Library is located at 6000 Conference Drive in Charlotte. The branch first opened in 1974 and was renovated and expanded in 1996. It boasts a collection of over 37,000 items and offers quality programs for preschool children and their parents/caregivers, book discussion groups for school-age children and their parents, teens and adults, and other special programs throughout the year. In the past year, more than 195,000 library customers checked out almost 230,000 items. New library users are encouraged to visit the branch to get a library card or apply online at ( Cards are free for Mecklenburg County residents and students; non-residents can obtain a library card for an annual fee. The library is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. After Labor Day, the branch will again offer Sunday operating hours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the branch at 704.416.4800.    


Oslo, Norway – August 21, 2014 – Opera Software (OSEBX: OPERA) today reported financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30, 2014. 2Q 2014 financial highlights include: · § Revenue of MUSD 100.6, up 38% versus 2Q13 · § Adjusted EBITDA* (excluding one-time extraordinary costs) of MUSD 27.0, up 24% versus 2Q13 · § Operating Cash Flow of MUSD 4.7 versus MUSD 11.1 in 2Q13 · § Free Cash Flow of MUSD 0.1 versus MUSD 10.1 in 2Q13 Revenues Revenue was MUSD 100.6 in 2Q14 compared to MUSD 73.1 in 2Q13, an increase of 38%. Compared to 2Q13, 2Q14 saw strong revenue growth from Mobile Publishers and Advertisers (Opera Publisher Partner Members), revenue growth from Desktop Consumers, Mobile Operators and Device OEMs and a decrease in revenue from Mobile Consumers (Owned and Operated Properties).  Profit EBITDA, excluding stock-based compensation expenses and one-time extraordinary costs, was MUSD 27.0 compared with MUSD 21.7 in 2Q13.  EBITDA, excluding one-time extraordinary costs, was MUSD 24.9 in 2Q14 compared with MUSD 20.7 in 2Q13. EBIT, excluding one-time extraordinary costs, was MUSD 18.0 in 2Q14 compared to MUSD 15.2 in 2Q13. EBIT, including one-time extraordinary costs, was MUSD 16.1 in 2Q14 compared to MUSD 15.2 in 2Q13. 2Q14 IFRS Net Income was MUSD 9.5 compared to MUSD 6.1 in 2Q13. Non-IFRS 2Q14 Net Income was MUSD 17.5 compared to MUSD 15.1 in 2Q13. The Company´s non-IFRS Net Income in 2Q14 excludes the effects of MUSD 2.1 in non-cash stock-based compensation expenses, MUSD 1.9 in one-time extraordinary costs and MUSD 1.8 in acquisition related adjustments. EPS and fully diluted EPS were USD 0.071 and USD 0.069, respectively, in 2Q14, compared to USD 0.051 and USD 0.049, respectively, in 2Q13. Non-IFRS EPS and fully diluted Non-IFRS EPS were USD 0.132 and USD 0.128, respectively, in 2Q14, compared to USD 0.125 and USD 0.122, respectively, in 2Q13. Cash Flow The Company’s net cash flow from operating activities was MUSD 4.7 in 2Q14 compared to MUSD 11.1 in 2Q13. Cash flow from operating activities was impacted positively by strong profitability and negatively by changes in working capital. Opera’s cash balance was impacted positively by net cash flow from operating activities, and negatively by expenses related to acquisitions, dividend payments, investments in research and development and capital expenditures. Capital expenditures, which are primarily related to Opera’s hosting operations, were MUSD 4.6 in 2Q14 versus MUSD 1.0 in 2Q13. Operational Highlights · § Mobile Operators Revenue of MUSD 17.7 in 2Q14, up 12% versus 2Q13 Operator cloud based license/data revenue of MUSD 16.5 in 2Q14, up 11% versus 2Q13 Operator active users reached 113.5 million by the end of 2Q14, up 46% versus the end of 2Q13 Released Rocket Insights as part of the Rocket Optimizer platform Extended and expanded partnership with Telenor · § Mobile Consumers – Opera Owned and Operated Properties Revenue of MUSD 9.3 in 2Q14, down 21% versus 2Q13 Total Opera mobile consumer users reached 270.8 million at the end of 2Q14, up 8% versus the end of 2Q13 Android users reached 103.9 million at the end of 2Q14, up 74% versus the end of 2Q13 Total of 31.4 billion ad requests were generated from owned and operated properties, an increase of 52% from 2Q13 Launched the Opera Coast web browser and Opera Mini 8 for iPhone · § Mobile Publishers & Advertisers – Opera Publisher Partner Members Revenue of MUSD 51.1 in 2Q14, up 83% versus 2Q13 Total mobile advertising impressions managed was 187 billion in 2Q14, up 9% compared to 2Q13 Announced the acquisition of AdColony, a global leading mobile video ad platform · § Desktop Consumers Revenues of MUSD 17.4 in 2Q14, up 23% versus 2Q13 Desktop users reached 51 million by the end of 2Q14, down 2% versus 2Q13   · § Device OEMs Revenues of MUSD 4.9 in 2Q14, up 74% versus 2Q13 Announced Swisscom will pre-install the Opera TV Store application platform on its set-top boxes. Guidance 3Q FY14 Guidance: Revenue: Revenue for the company’s third fiscal quarter is projected to be in the range of MUSD 135 to MUSD 142.  Adj EBITDA*: Adjusted EBITDA for the company’s third fiscal quarter is projected to be in the range of MUSD 31 to MUSD 34.  FY14 Guidance: Revenue: Revenue for the company’s full fiscal year 2014 is projected to be in the range of MUSD 480 to MUSD 500. Adj EBITDA*: Adjusted EBITDA for the company’s full fiscal year 2014 is projected to be in the range of MUSD 117 to MUSD 124. Please find the second quarter report (2Q14.pdf),second quarter press release (2Q14_Press_release.pdf) and second quarter presentation (2Q14_presentation.pdf) attached. Webcast: Or Erik Harrell, CFO/CSO Tel: +47 2369 2400 Petter Lade, Investor Relations Tel: +47 2369 2400 About Opera Software ASA Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them and more than 130 mobile operators to deliver the very best possible internet experience to their subscriber base. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 800 million. This Press Release contains forward-looking statements. These statements include, among other things,statements regarding future operations and business strategies and future financial condition and prospects.These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actualresults to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could causeor contribute to such differences are covered in the Opera Software FY 2013 Annual Report under the heading "Risk Factors." We undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties,readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. *“Adjusted EBITDA”, or Non- IFRS EBITDA, refers to EBITDA excluding stock-based compensation expenses, extraordinary/one-time costs and acquisition costs.

Adherence to diet can be measured from blood

New results from the Nordic SYSDIET study show that it’s possible to assess dietary compliance from a blood sample. This is especially useful in controlled dietary intervention studies investigating the health benefits of specific diets. So far, such studies have mainly relied on the participants’ self-reported dietary intake, which is often biased, making it more difficult to assess the real health benefits. In the recently published study authored by Dr Matti Marklund and coworkers, the researchers were able to identify the study participants with the greatest apparent compliance to a healthy Nordic diet by testing for a set of diet-related biomarkers in the blood. The beneficial effects of the diet on cardiometabolic risk factors, such as elevated blood pressure and blood lipids, were also greatest in this group. In all, there were 154 participants in the study. Dietary biomarkers are compounds related to a certain food or nutrient that are measurable in bodily tissues and fluids, such as blood. In the SYSDIET study , the intervention group was advised to follow a healthy Nordic diet rich in berries, vegetables, fatty fish, canola oil, and whole grains. Several blood biomarkers were assessed to reflect the consumption of different key components of the diet, such as serum alpha linoleic acid as a biomarker of canola oil consumption, EPA and DHA reflecting fatty fish consumption, plasma beta carotene as a biomarker for vegetable intake and plasma alkylresorcinols reflecting whole grain consumption. High-fat dairy intake, which should be low in the healthy Nordic diet, was reflected by serum pentadecanoic acid. The researchers conclude that when investigating the health effects of whole diets, it’s useful to measure multiple biomarkers reflecting the intake of different components of the diet. This way of assessing compliance also helps to better detect changes in risk factors. In future studies, the combined use of biomarkers and participants’ dietary self-reports can improve dietary intake estimation and help to better evaluate the impact of the diet. In addition, informing participants that compliance will be assessed by dietary biomarkers might further motivate them to adhere to study diets. The present study was conducted by Scandinavian researchers from the universities of Uppsala, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Eastern Finland, Iceland, Lund, Oulu, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, as well as Kuopio and Oulu University Hospitals. For further information, please contact: Dr Ulf Risérus, PhD, Associate professor in clinical nutritionDepartment of Public Health and Caring SciencesClinical Nutrition and MetabolismUppsala University, Faculty of Medicine                                                                                                      Swedenulf.riserus (at), tel. +46186117971 or +46707533316 Research article:Marklund M, Magnusdottir OK, Rosqvist F, Cloetens L, Landberg R, Kolehmainen M, Brader L, Hermansen K, Poutanen KS, Herzig KH, Hukkanen J, Savolainen MJ, Dragsted LO, Schwab U, Paananen J, Uusitupa M, Akesson B, Thorsdottir I, Risérus U. A Dietary Biomarker Approach Captures Compliance and Cardiometabolic Effects of a Healthy Nordic Diet in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome. The Journal of nutrition 07/2014; DOI: 10.3945/jn.114.193771.

Interim report January - June 2014

SUMMARY FOR THE SECOND QUARTER, 1 April – 30 June, 2014 ● Revenues for the quarter declined 4 per cent to SEK 1,534 M (1,591). Adjusted for currency effects and calculated on a comparable number of workdays, revenues declined 2 per cent.● EBIT amounted to SEK 157 M (166) and the EBIT margin was 10 per cent (10). Earnings were negatively impacted by non-recurring effects of SEK 9 M (2).● The gross margin increased to 54.5 per cent (52.9).● Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 154 M (160). Other financial items were positively impacted by non-recurring effects of SEK 5 M (0).● Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to SEK 2.99 (3.24).● The net debt at the end of the period amounted to SEK 1,848 M (1,883), compared with SEK 1,642 M at the end of the year.● Refinancing totalling SEK 1,100 M, with a five-year maturity term, was signed during the second quarter. Significant events● No significant events occurred during the second quarter of 2014. CEO’s comments Stable trend in a tough market climate Weak market growth continues to characterise the Nordic market. The Mekonomen Group’s profitability improved in Sweden, Norway and Finland. In Denmark, where both the market and our development is weakest, further measures are required to achieve profitability. In the second quarter of 2014, revenues for the Mekonomen Group declined 4 per cent to SEK 1,534 M (1,591) and EBIT to SEK 157 M (166). The operating margin remained at a stable level of 10 per cent (10). Non-recurring costs attributable to the action plan in Denmark had a negative impact of SEK 9 M (2) on EBIT. Excluding Denmark, EBIT rose to SEK 182 M (178). Adjusted for currency effects and calculated on the comparable number of workdays, revenues declined 2 per cent in the second quarter. The consolidation of the store network impacted sales, which declined 1 per cent in comparable units during the second quarter. Improved profitability in Sweden and NorwayThe trend in Sweden and Norway was favourable and market shares were captured, above all, by MECA and Sørensen og Balchen, which resulted in improved profitability in both Sweden and Norway during the most recent quarter.Customers are increasingly recognising our proprietary brand ProMeister, which was launched in 2013 and is sold across the entire Group, as a high-quality brand. Increased sales of ProMeister have contributed to improved profitability. Strong measures in DenmarkIn the second quarter, EBIT in Denmark declined to a loss of SEK 26 M (loss: 12) and net sales decreased to SEK 145 M (169). EBIT was negatively impacted by non-recurring costs of SEK 9 M (2). The Danish market remains weak and this, combined with intense competition, is presenting major challenges. Our efforts to implement the action plan continue. During the quarter, this included the merging and discontinuation of seven units, and staff cuts of some 70 employees. A strong core of fewer and larger units in Denmark and a loweroverall cost base will provide more opportunities to generate profitability.In addition, market initiatives are being implemented for our workshop chains that hold strong positions in Denmark, as well as launching ProMeister. Non-recurring costs associated with the action plan in Denmark are expected to be SEK 10 M in the third quarter of 2014. Organic growth in focusIn 2014, organic growth is a primary focus for the Mekonomen Group. ProMeister and MECA’s strength in business-to-business are the main reasons for the improved trend in the Other workshops customer segment. Investments are being made to strengthen our position in the e-commerce area, which will be an increasingly significant sales channel. Although the Mekonomen Group is well-prepared, is capturing market shares in a generally weak market and has a stable EBIT margin, our aims are higher. By continuing to focus on ProMeister, develop our workshop concept, increase cost-efficiency, strengthen purchasing power and implement the necessary measures in Denmark, our position in the Nordic region will be further strengthened. Håkan LundstedtPresident and CEO For further information, please contact: Håkan Lundstedt, President and CEO, Mekonomen AB, Tel: +46 (0)8-464 00 00Per Hedblom, CFO, Mekonomen AB, Tel: +46 (0)8-464 00 00Gunilla Spongh, Head of International Business, Mekonomen AB, Tel: +46 (0)8-464 00 00 The information in this interim report is such that Mekonomen AB (publ) is obligated to publish in accordancewith the the Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on 21 August 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

NCC to construct 150 new apartments in Aarhus

NCC has been commissioned by Bricks to build 150 two and three-room apartments, with work scheduled to commence during this autumn. The apartments are expected to be ready for occupancy in summer 2016. “This is a project that we have very much been looking forward to. We have constructed several striking buildings in both the city center and in the new port area and it will be exciting to see how Frederiks Plads will harmonize with these,” says Klaus Kaae, Business Area Manager of NCC Construction Denmark. On completion of the project, Aarhus will have another new central district, linking the city center with the port. With its prominent buildings, Frederiks Plads will create a more cohesive center in Aarhus and will thus contribute to the continued development of the city. The idea behind Frederiks Plads is to create a new space in the city. “This is an exciting year for Aarhus, in which the city is developing and taking on a new shape. As always when working with the development of a city, it is important that new projects are balanced against the existing city. That is exactly the idea underpinning Frederiks Plads,” says Klaus Kaae, Business Area Manager of NCC Construction Denmark. The space between the new buildings has the potential to become the new meeting point for the city. It will be divided into small “islands” where people can meet, socialize, go to a cafe and enjoy the atmosphere. Frederiks Plads is easily accessible due to its central location close to the railway station, bus station and future tramway; cars can park in the underground parking garage and cyclists can quickly make their way to the rest of the city. The order will be registered in NCC Construction Denmark in the third quarter.

Volvo Group developing safety system at the world’s most advanced test track

When it comes to safety, the Volvo Group’s vision is to have no Group vehicles involved in traffic accidents. The Group’s safety experts have studied data from traffic accidents since the 1960s, and analyses show that many accidents can be avoided or mitigated before they even occur – by using so-called active safety systems. Active safety systems prevent accidents by supporting the driver, for example, by providing information or reacting before the driver does. Examples of active safety systems developed by the Volvo Group include collision warning with emergency brake and lane change support. The AstaZero proving ground has been built and developed in close cooperation with the Volvo Group, with the purpose of testing active safety innovations in full-scale test environments. The testing area, which covers some 2000,000 square meters, is reminiscent of a gigantic movie studio containing nearly six kilometers of rural road with intersections, street lights and bus stops, as well as a city environment where vehicles can be tested in authentic scenarios involving other vehicles in heavy traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, a multilane motorway and an area for high-speed testing. The infrastructure enables connected vehicles to communicate with each other as well as with the surroundings. “The Volvo Group is the leading provider of safety solutions for heavy vehicles, and AstaZero gives us a unique advantage when developing the safety systems of the future. By using the proving ground’s sophisticated equipment and advanced test environments we will become even better at mitigating real life accidents, says Peter Kronberg, Safety Director at the Volvo Group. “The cooperation between the industry, the public sector and academia is becoming increasingly more important for Sweden. It is by combining our resources that we will solve the problems of today’s society” During the opening of the track on August 21, the Volvo Group will hold a demonstration to show how its electronic stabilization system can prevent long trucks from overturning when taking curves at high speeds, how automatic braking can prevent collisions between a truck and a passenger car, and an autonomous wheel loader. AstaZero’s focus on safety is evident not only in its offering of advanced safety tests, but also in other areas. A group of frogs living in the area is known to move between its summer and winter habitats twice a year and must be able to continue doing so. So these small critters have been given a natural path to their summer home a safe distance from the road. AstaZero is owned by the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology. The Volvo Group is one of the facility’s industrial partners. August 21, 2014 Journalists who would like additional information, please contact Karin Wik, tel: +46 765 53 10 20 For more news from the Volvo Group, visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion in 2013, and its shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange. For more information, visit or for those using a mobile phone.

Proffice interim report January-June 2014

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                           Stockholm 2014-08-21 STABLE DEVELOPMENT DURING THE QUARTER Q2 2014 year-on-year · Revenue decreased 5 per cent to SEK 1,078 million (1,130). · EBITA and operating profit decrease 17 per cent to SEK 25 million (30), including restructuring costs totalling SEK 10 million (0). · EBITA and operating margin stood at 2.3 per cent (2.7) · Basic earnings per share totalled SEK 0.25 (0.32) · Cash flow from operating activities totalled SEK 24 million (10) YTD 2014 year-on-year · Revenue decreased 5 per cent to SEK 2,074 million (2,192). · EBITA and operating profit increased 13 per cent to SEK 45 million (40), including restructuring costs totalling SEK 10 million (5). · EBITA and operating margin stood at 2.2 per cent (1.8) · Basic earnings per share totalled SEK 0.44 (0.51) · Cash flow from operating activities totalled SEK 23 million (54) Financial overview Q2 Change YTD Change Full yearGroup 2014 2013 quarter 2014 2013 YTD 2013Revenue, SEK million 1,078 1,130 -5 % 2,074 2,192 -5 % 4,318EBITA and operating 25 30 -17 % 45 40 13 % 125profit, SEK millionEBITA and operating 2.3 2.7 - 2.2 1.8 - 2.9margin, per centProfit after tax, SEK 17 22 -23 % 30 35 -14 % 104millionBasic earnings per share, 0.25 0.32 -22 % 0.44 0.51 -14 % 1.52SEKDiluted earnings per 0.25 0.32 -22 % 0.44 0.51 -14 % 1.52share, SEKCash flow from operating 24 10 - 23 54 - 207activities, SEK millionCash flow from operating 0.35 0.15 - 0.34 0.79 - 3.03activities per share, SEKBasic equity per share, 8.38 7.47 12 % 8.38 7.47 12 % 8.37SEKReturn on equity, per 18.2 9.7 - 18.2 9.7 - 19.2cent CEO comments Stable development during the quarterIn calendar terms, this year’s second quarter was the weakest in two years with just 57.5 working days. Costs of SEK 10 million for the organizational change that took effect on 1 June were recognised during the quarter. These two factors affected our operating profit, which reached SEK 25 million (30). Excluding restructuring costs, operating profit was SEK 35 million (30). New agreements in Norway and SwedenWe are continuing to see positive signs in the Swedish market. During Q2 of this year, revenue increased in comparison with Q1, from SEK 996 million to SEK 1,078 million. This was achieved despite Easter falling in Q2, which particularly affected our Norwegian operations. The business climate remains subdued in Norway, so we were pleased that Proffice signed several new customer contracts in Norway during the quarter – for example with PostNord, who chose Proffice to supply staffing and recruitment services. Proffice also signed new customer contracts with Bertel O. Steen, for a variety of Proffice’s staffing services; Coop, who are hiring warehouse and forwarding staff; and Color Line, who Proffice will provide with healthcare services. It is also positive to see that the areas of competence of Aviation, Finance, IT & Technology and Care grew in Norway during Q2 this year compared to the preceding year. At the end of the quarter we saw a slight increase in activity among our Swedish customers, especially in our recruitment operations. We also gained renewed confidence from ICA Gruppen, with whom we signed a three-year agreement for staffing services, recruitment and outplacement. ICA and Proffice started their partnership in 2008, and today Proffice is a prioritized staffing supplier in all of ICA’s competence categories throughout Sweden. Summer staffing lifts Denmark and FinlandRevenue in Proffice Aviation was up on the previous quarter in all four markets – particularly in Denmark and Finland. This is the result of a normal increase in summer staffing demand for cabin crews, above all in the latter part of Q2. This demand usually continues into the first part of Q3. Secure jobs and flexible companiesDuring the summer business and finance newspaper Dagens Industri and Proffice organised a panel debate during Sweden’s annual week of political debates in Almedalen. There, we discussed how we create secure jobs for employees alongside flexibility for companies. As a staffing company we have a key function with our solid knowledge of matching – not just to help companies find the right employees for their operations, but also to help people progress from unemployment to employment. A general election will take place in Sweden in a few weeks’ time; jobs comprise one of the major issues. Irrespective of the election results, we can be sure that Proffice and our industry colleagues meet important needs – both for employees who want secure jobs and for companies who need flexibility to enable them to compete in an international market. Henrik Höjsgaard President and CEO If you have questions about this interim report, please contact: Henrik Höjsgaard, President and CEO, telephone +46 8 787 17 00, henrik.hojsgaard@proffice.comBenno Eliasson, CFO, telephone +46 8 787 17 00, This is a translation from Swedish. In the event of any discrepancies between the Swedish and the translation, the former shall have precedence. Proffice is the specialised flexible staffing company with more than 10,000 employees in the Nordic region. We provide temporary staffing, recruitment services, and outplacement. Proffice is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap. Information in this interim report is such that Proffice AB (publ) is obligated to disclose it pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was released for publication on 21 August 2014 at 8 am CET.

SKF appoints Alrik Danielson as new President and CEO as of 1 January 2015, succeeding Tom Johnstone

Gothenburg, Sweden, 21 August 2014: SKF today announces that Tom Johnstone has decided to step down as President and CEO of SKF, on 1 January 2015. Tom Johnstone will be succeeded by Alrik Danielson who has been President and CEO of Höganäs AB since 2005. Alrik Danielson worked at SKF between 1987 and 2005 and held a number of executive positions within the Group including that of President of the SKF Group’s Industrial Division and member of the SKF Group’s Executive Committee. Leif Östling, Chairman of the Board of SKF, comments: "I am very pleased to welcome Alrik Danielson back to SKF. His experience during 18 years at different positions in SKF and the last nine years as CEO of Höganäs AB makes him a competent successor to Tom Johnstone.” Leif Östling continues: “I want to thank Tom Johnstone warmly for his great achievements during close to 38 years at SKF and above all during his time as President and CEO. Under Tom’s leadership SKF has developed into a Knowledge Engineering company, profitably increased its sales from SEK 41 billion in 2003 to SEK 63 billion last year and delivered a Total Shareholder Return of over 400 percent”. Alrik Danielson says: “I am proud and happy to rejoin SKF and to become its President and CEO in January. I look forward to continuing to build on the Group’s positive development during the last decade.” Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO, comments: “To retire from SKF after almost 38 years with the company will not be easy. However, the time is right and the decision to step down has been made easier by the Board choosing Alrik Danielson as my successor. I wish him and the SKF team the best of luck. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board, our shareholders, our customers and distributors and all the fantastic employees within SKF for their strong support in my years as President and CEO.” Aktiebolaget SKF      (publ) AB SKF is required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 on 21 August 2014. SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401.   ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group. Appendix Alrik Danielson, 52, is a Swedish citizen and holds a B.Sc in Business Administration and International Economics from the University of Gothenburg. He joined SKF in 1987 as a financial controller in Gothenburg. Before leaving SKF in 2005, he held a number of managerial positions in Sweden, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Brazil. Between 1996 and 1999 he was President of SKF’s Industrial Division in Spain and Portugal. Thereafter he was appointed President of SKF do Brazil between 1999 and 2003 and from 2003 to 2005 he was President of the SKF Group’s Industrial Division and member of the SKF Group’s Executive Committee. From 2005 to 2014 he has been President and CEO of Höganäs AB. Alrik Danielson is married and lives with his family in Gothenburg.

Interim Report, January – June 2014*

Financial summary for the second quarter · Net turnover totalled SEK 564.0 million (SEK 40.7 m), of which SEK 500.7 million was contributed by royalties for simeprevir. Revenues from Medivir’s own pharmaceutical sales totalled SEK 62.9 million, SEK 21.7 million of which derived from sales of Olysio and SEK 41.2 million from sales of other pharmaceuticals. The profit/loss after tax was SEK 327.8 million (SEK -63.7 m). · Basic and diluted earnings per share totalled SEK 10.49 (SEK -2.04) and SEK 10.28 (SEK -2.04), respectively. · The cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 88.7 million (SEK -8.3 m), while liquid assets and short-term investments totalled SEK 430.4 million (SEK 279.9 m) at the period end. Financial summary for the first six months of the year · Net turnover totalled SEK 772.2 million (SEK 218.8 m), of which SEK 662.4 million was contributed by royalties for simeprevir. Revenues from Medivir’s own pharmaceutical sales totalled SEK 109.2 million, SEK 21.7 million of which derived from sales of Olysio and SEK 87.5 million from sales of other pharmaceuticals. The profit/loss after tax was SEK 611.7 million (SEK 7.5 m). · Basic and diluted earnings per share totalled SEK 19.57 (SEK 0.24) and SEK 19.18 (SEK 0.24), respectively. · The cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 31.0 million (SEK -27.2 m), while liquid assets and short-term investments totalled SEK 430.4 million (SEK 279.9 m) at the period end. +-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Summary of the Group’s figures,| Q2 | Q1-Q2 |Full year||continuing operations | | | ||(SEK m) | | | |+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|  |2014 | 2013 |2014 |2013 | 2013 |+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Net turnover |564.0| 40.7|772.2|218.8| 446.1|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Gross profit |518.8| 23.5|700.9|183.8| 374.3|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Operating profit before |424.4| -46.9|521.2| 43.6| 76.4||depreciation and amortisation | | | | | ||(EBITDA) | | | | | |+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Operating profit (EBIT) |416.2| -62.0|504.9| 14.7| 25.2|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Profit/loss before tax |418.4| -62.1|508.7| 14.5| 27.7|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Profit/loss after tax |327.8| -63.7|611.7| 7.5| 16.0|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Operating margin, % | 0.7|-152.3| 0.7| 6.7| 5.6|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Basic earnings per share, SEK |10.49| -2.04|19.57| 0.24| 0.51|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Diluted earnings per share, SEK|10.28| -2.04|19.18| 0.24| 0.51|+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Cash flow from operating | 88.7| -8.3| 31.0|-27.2| 43.0||activities | | | | | |+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+|Liquid assets and short-term |430.4| 279.9|430.4|279.9| 402.2||investments at the period end | | | | | |+-------------------------------+-----+------+-----+-----+---------+ Significant events during Q2 · Olysio (simeprevir) was approved within the EU for the treatment of adults with hepatitis C genotype 1 and 4 infection, and was launched by Medivir in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. · Adasuve was launched in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. · A supplemental New Drug Application for simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir was submitted to the US FDA. · Final phase II COSMOS study data of simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir was presented at EASL. · Two phase III trials evaluating combination treatment with simeprevir and sofosbuvir were initiated. · A new Board of Directors was elected at Medivir’s Annual General Meeting and Birgitta Stymne Göransson was elected Chairman of the Board. · Suscard was re-launched into the Swedish market. Significant events after the end of Q2 · U.S. FDA granted Priority Review for simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir supplementary New Drug Application. · Respiratory Syncytial Virus drug program was licensed from Boehringer Ingelheim. · Medivir’s Board of Directors has appointed Niklas Prager as new President and CEO of Medivir effective 1 September 2014. * All figures refer to the Group, unless otherwise stated. Comparisons in the Interim Report are, unless otherwise stated, with the corresponding period in 2013. Cross Pharma was divested from the Group on 30 June 2013. The CEO’s comments on Q2 2014 Medivir launched Olysio (simeprevir) in the Nordic region and received SEK 500.7 million in royalty income We can now look back on a very successful quarter, both in terms of revenues and of results and activities. Medivir’s royalty income for the period from the global sales of simeprevir totalled SEK 500.7 million, demonstrating the continued strong growth in Janssen’s sales of simeprevir during the second quarter. The period saw our most important market launch to date with the launch of simeprevir, which is marketed under the name of Olysio in the Nordic region. In May, the European Commission granted marketing approval for the pharmaceutical for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C, and physicians in all of the Nordic countries have since begun prescribing Olysio, primarily as an interferon- and ribavirin-free combination treatment with Sovaldi (sofosbuvir). The marketing authorisation in Europe is an important milestone in our history and it provides clear confirmation of Medivir’s successful research and technological platform on which to base our development of protease inhibitors. It also provides proof that Medivir has the ability to collaborate successfully with global pharmaceutical partners, which is a key prerequisite if we are to achieve sustainable profitability. Revenues from our Nordic pharmaceutical sales totalled SEK 62.9 million, SEK 21.7 million of which derived from sales of Olysio and SEK 41.2 million from sales of other pharmaceuticals. Sales of other pharmaceuticals continued stable in relation to the comparison quarter.  Our partner, Janssen, initiated two interferon-free phase III trials in April, in order to continue its development of interferon-free treatments for hepatitis C. These trials will treat patients with a combination of simeprevir and sofosbuvir for 8 or 12 weeks. Janssen also submitted a supplementary New Drug Application for simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir to the US FDA. The application is based on data from the phase II study, COSMOS, and it is an important component of the efforts to enhance simeprevir’s competitiveness in the US market. The past quarter also saw the launch in the Nordic region of the new pharmaceutical, Adasuve, for the treatment of agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Adasuve is the first inhalable treatment for agitation. We also re-launched Suscard in the Swedish market. Suscard is a pharmaceutical for the treatment of angina pectoris – one of the Western World’s most common cardiac diseases. The pharmaceutical has been unavailable in Sweden for the past two years, during which time demand for the treatment from patients and physicians alike has been substantial.   The addition of innovative specialist pharmaceuticals to the Nordic product portfolio is part of Medivir’s commercial strategy, and the launches of Olysio and Adasuve are important steps in this direction. Medivir’s in-house research and development projects involving cathepsin K and S and the nucleotide project are continuing to progress according to plan and we are continuously evaluating potential partnership strategies. We strengthened our R&D portfolio in August when we licensed a Respiratory Syncytial Virus drug program from Boehringer Ingelheim. Under the terms of the agreement Medivir receives an exclusive, global license to research, develop, manufacture and commercialise future RSV drugs. On 1 September, I will be handing the baton on to Niklas Prager. I am proud of what we have achieved together at Medivir during my time as the Group’s President & CEO, and I wish Niklas and all of his colleagues every success with what I am sure will be their continued successful development of the company. Maris HartmanisPresident & CEO For further information, please contact:Rein Piir, EVP Corporate Affairs & IR, +46 (0) 708 537292Maris Hartmanis, President & CEO, +46 (0) 8 407 64 30 Conference call for investors, analysts and the mediaThe Interim Report for the second quarter of 2014 will be presented by Medivir’s CEO, Maris Hartmanis, and members of the management group.Time: Thursday, 21 August 2014 at 14.00 (CET). Phone numbers for participants from:Sweden +46 (0)8 519 990 30Europe +44 (0)20 766 020 77USA +1 877 788 9023 The conference call will also be streamed via a link on the website: Financial calendarThe Interim Report for January-September will be published on 20 November 2014.

Truck deliveries in July 2014

Volvo Group Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in July 2014 amounted to 15,410 vehicles. This was a decrease of 9% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis July deliveries declined by 36% in South America and by 17% in Europe while deliveries increased by 21% in North America. Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Eicher): +---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Delivered Units |July |Change|Year-to date |Change|+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Volvo Group |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Europe |5,606 |6,767 |-17% |41 000 |41,683 |-2% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Western Europe |4,399 |5,262 |-16% |31 776 |32,655 |-3% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Eastern Europe |1,207 |1,505 |-20% |9 224 |9,028 |2% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|North America |4,786 |3,943 |21% |32 770 |24,853 |32% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|South America |1,580 |2,460 |-36% |14 023 |16,245 |-14% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Asia |1,995 |2,352 |-15% |18 858 |15,435 |22% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Other markets |1,443 |1,377 |5% |9 827 |9,083 |8% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |15,410|16,899|-9% |116 478|107,299|9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,506 |1,318 |14% |8 431 |7,453 |13% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |1,034 |1,369 |-24% |8 636 |9,253 |-7% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |12,870|14,212|-9% |99 411 |90,593 |10% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |15,410|16,899|-9% |116 478|107,299|9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Non-consolidated operations| | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2,469 |2,437 |1% |17 745 |20,026 |-11% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|DVT (100%) |8 |10 |-20% |37 |145 |-74% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volumes |17,887|19,346|-8% |134 260|127,470|5% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+ VolvoIn July 8,616 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 13% compared with the same month last year. In Europe 2,944 vehicles were delivered during July, down by 24% compared with July 2013. Deliveries in Eastern Europe were down by 27% mainly due to lower demand in Russia. Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 25% to 2,941 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year. Deliveries in South America decreased to 1,446 trucks in July, a decrease of 36% compared with July 2013. The decrease is a consequence of lower demand as well as inventory reduction in the dealer channel. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |July |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Volvo |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe |2,944|3,878|-24% |24,211|22,880|6% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |2,013|2,606|-23% |16,818|15,293|10% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |931 |1,272|-27% |7,393 |7,587 |-3% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |2,941|2,350|25% |19,463|13,857|40% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |1,446|2,270|-36% |12,890|14,452|-11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |834 |974 |-14% |7,145 |6,758 |6% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |451 |487 |-7% |3,565 |3,133 |14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Volvo |8,616|9,959|-13% |67,274|61,080|10% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|108 |151 |-28% |1,220 |955 |28% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |8,508|9,808|-13% |66,054|60,125|10% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Volvo |8,616|9,959|-13% |67,274|61,080|10% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Mack Deliveries for Mack in July totaled 1,988 vehicles, a 16% increase compared with July 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |July |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Mack |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe | | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe| | | | |1 | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe| | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |1,825|1,564|17% |13,190|10,711|23% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |77 |88 |-13% |446 |1,218 |-63% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |2 |5 |-60% |5 |12 |-58% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |84 |58 |45% |580 |529 |10% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |1,988|1,715|16% |14,221|12,471|14% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t)|1,988|1,715|16% |14,221|12,471|14% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |1,988|1,715|16% |14,221|12,471|14% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Renault Trucks In July 3,232 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 15% to 1,597 trucks in July compared with the year-earlier month while deliveries of light duty trucks increased to 1,344 trucks, up by 14%. Deliveries by market area: +--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |July |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Renault Trucks |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe |2,662|2,889|-8% |16,789|18,802|-11% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |2,386|2,656|-10% |14,958|17,361|-14% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |276 |233 |18% |1,831 |1,441 |27% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |7 |18 |-61% |75 |74 |1% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |45 |67 |-33% |452 |483 |-6% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |122 |212 |-42% |2,218 |1,293 |72% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |396 |446 |-11% |2,879 |2,807 |3% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,232|3,632|-11% |22,413|23,459|-4% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,344|1,175|14% |7,565 |6,716 |13% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |291 |572 |-49% |2,314 |3,971 |-42% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |1,597|1,885|-15% |12,534|12,772|-2% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,232|3,632|-11% |22,413|23,459|-4% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+ UD Trucks In July 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,574 trucks, which was a decrease by 1% compared to July last year. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |July |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|UD Trucks |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |13 |11 |18% |42 |211 |-80% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |12 |35 |-66% |235 |92 |155% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |1,037|1,161|-11% |9,490 |7,372 |29% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |512 |386 |33% |2,803 |2,614 |7% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD Trucks |1,574|1,593|-1% |12,570|10,289|22% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |162 |143 |13% |866 |737 |18% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|635 |646 |-2% |5,102 |4,327 |18% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |777 |804 |-3% |6,602 |5,225 |26% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD |1,574|1,593|-1% |12,570|10,289|22% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Non-consolidated operations | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|DVT (100%) |8 |10 |-20% |37 |145 |-74% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total volumes |1,582|1,603|-1% |12,607|10,434|21% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Eicher* Eicher delivered 2,469 trucks in July which is approximately the same amount of trucks delivered in July 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |July |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |2,469|2,437|1% |17,745|20,026|-11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,469|2,437|1% |17,745|20,026|-11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |394 |320 |23% |2,920 |2,686 |9% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|1,466|1,575|-7% |10,229|13,040|-22% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |609 |542 |12% |4,596 |4,300 |7% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,469|2,437|1% |17,745|20,026|-11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+ *As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group. August 21, 2014 Reporters, who would like more information, please contact: Volvo Group Media Relations:Kina Wileke, +46 31 323 72 29 Truck brands:Renault Trucks, Fabrice Piombo, +33 472961220Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79UD, Per Sundström, +81 80 40 64 92 33 Investor Relations:Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191 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 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 a.m August 21, 2014.

Autoliv demonstrates the future of automotive safety

Autoliv has partnered with AB Volvo, Volvo Car Corporation, Scania, as well as several Swedish institutions to create AstaZero. AstaZero is short for Active Safety Test Area Zero, where "zero" is the Swedish government’s stated vision of zero traffic fatalities. ‘We are proud to be part of the creation of AstaZero, a unique state-of-the-art testing facility which will help to save lives.’ said Johan Löfvenholm, Chief Technology Officer of Autoliv. ‘Many accidents and collisions can become avoidable through reducing human error. Autoliv’s efforts in active safety will be instrumental in paving the way for semi-automated and autonomous driving vehicles.’ The state of art facility is unique because not only is it connected to high speed internet, different traffic environments make it possible to test advanced safety systems and their functions for all kinds of traffic and traffic situations. AstaZero enables research, development and certification of future road safety systems, and functions as an international arena open for vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, legislators, universities and colleges from around the world. It is also unique in its simulation possibilities for increasing safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. During the opening day, Autoliv showcases several active safety technologies including Next Generation Radar System, Next Generation Stereo Vision System, Night Vision, and Autonomous Emergency Braking. The attendees will watch demonstrations and have the ability to drive the test track and night test the features themselves. The demonstrations show how the use of radar, night vision and camera vision systems assist the driver to avoid an accident or, at least, reduce the speed of impact, thereby reducing the injuries sustained and saving more lives. The new test track will now be put into service owned by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology. The test site is strategically placed in the center of the western Sweden automotive cluster and the assembled expertise that exists within the safety field.  Autoliv has 18 technical centers and 21 crash test tracks. AstaZero is a welcome new complement to our other state-of-the-art active safety test site in Vårgårda, Sweden. AstaZero was funded in cooperation with Autoliv, Volvo Cars, Volvo, Scania, and Transport Agency, Region Västra Götaland, Vinnova, the Growth Board and Test Site Sweden. Inquiries: Thomas Jönsson, Vice President Communications         Tel +46 (8) 58 72 06 27

PETROLIA SE   Hordaland på børs 2014,   21 August 2014

Petrolia SE  (http://mbpublicbinaryproxy/Public/1707/9631331/a9678c5da78acc49.pdf)Petrolia SE (OSE: PDR) announces that Managing Director Kjetil Forland and Vidar Bergo Larsen, Managing Director of Petrolia Norway AS, will hold a company presentation at Bergen Næringsråds Conferense; “Hordaland på Børs”, Thursday 21 August at 10:00 The presentation is available for download Limassol/Bergen, 21August 2014For further information, please contact:Kjetil ForlandManaging Director, Norwegian branchPhone: +47 93 24 00 27 About Petrolia Norway ASPetrolia Norway AS maximizes field potential through innovative exploration in mature areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, leveraging on the extensive industry experience of the Petrolia Norway team. Petrolia Norway AS is qualified as a licensee on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The company currently holds 20 per cent of PL 7379S, 50 per cent of the PL674 license, 30 per cent of PL 506S, PL 506BS, PL 506CS and PL 506DS, 10 per cent of PL628 and 10 per cent of PL 546. The company is fully owned by Petrolia SE, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with head office in Limassol, Cyprus, and regional offices in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger.About Petrolia SEPetrolia SE has three business segments: E&P, Drilling & Well Technology and OilService and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker code PDR. The core activity includes Petrolia Norway AS, an independent oil & gas company approved as a licensee on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and a group of leading rental equipment companies for the global oil industry. Petrolia SE employs a staff of around 330 highly competent employees worldwide

TeliaSonera Capital Markets Day 2014, September 30

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

MLBPAA Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic and "Swing with the Legends" Golf Classic to Kokomo, IN

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. The free baseball clinic features Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Following the clinic there will be a legends celebrity game. The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will also host a “Swing with the Legends” celebrity golf tournament. The event will feature Hall of Famers, former MLB All-Stars, World Series champions and other alumni players. A celebrity dinner will take place on Sunday, August 24th and the golf tournament will take place on Monday, August 25th. Proceeds from this event will benefit KinderVision and the MLBPAA. Alumni players attending* the event include Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Fergie Jenkins, four-time National League Batting Average Leader Bill Madlock and two-time All-Star Darrell Evans, as well as Wes Chamberlain, Randy Hundley, Carl Nichols, Ronald Nischwitz, Paul Noce, Dan O’Brien, Timothy Pyznarski, Ron Robinson, Amado Samuel, Ray Soff, Ryan Thompson, Tom Timmerman, Pat Underwood, Gene Walter and Jon Warden. The clinic and celebrity game will take place at Highland Park, located at 1402 West Deffenbaugh St., Kokomo, IN 46902. The clinic will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance, followed by the legends game at 5:00 p.m. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. Both the celebrity dinner and golf event will be hosted by the Kokomo Country Club, located at 1801 Country Club Drive, Kokomo, IN 46902. Dinner programming will take place on Sunday, August 24th. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:00 p.m., followed by the dinner program at 6:00 p.m. The golf event the next day will begin with registration at 7:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. For more information regarding either event, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at or visit *Attendees subject to change About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

Statement by the Board of Directors of ReadSoft AB (publ) in relation to increased offer price from Lexmark International Technology to SEK 57

On 6 May 2014, Lexmark International Technology S.A. (“Lexmark International Technology”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lexmark International Inc., announced a public offer to the shareholders in ReadSoft AB (publ) (“ReadSoft” or the “Company”) to sell their shares in ReadSoft to Lexmark International Technology (“Lexmark’s Initial Offer”). Lexmark International Technology offered SEK 40.05 in cash per share in ReadSoft. In connection with Lexmark’s Initial Offer, ReadSoft entered into a transaction agreement with Lexmark International Technology, which was disclosed in its entirety in Lexmark International Technology’s offer document for Lexmark’s Initial Offer. The agreement included i.a. a provision that the Company was not to conduct discussions or negotiate with any other party regarding a competing offer or otherwise support such offer unless this represented at least 7 percent higher value for the shareholders than Lexmark’s Initial Offer or a revised offer from Lexmark International Technology.On 19 June 2014, Lexmark International Technology announced an increase of the offer price under Lexmark’s Initial Offer from SEK 40.05 per share to SEK 43.00 per share in response to a competing offer for the shares in ReadSoft that was announced by Hyland Software UK Ltd. (“Hyland”) on 18 June 2014.On 7 July 2014, Hyland increased the price in its offer from SEK 42.86 to SEK 45.00 in cash per share.On 14 July 2014, Lexmark International Technology announced a new higher cash offer to the shareholders of the Company with an offer price of SEK 50.00 per share (“Lexmark’s New Offer”) and simultaneously withdrew Lexmark’s Initial Offer. According to the press release, the acceptance period for Lexmark’s New Offer was expected to commence around 7 August 2014 and end around 28 August 2014 with expected settlement around 4 September 2014.On 4 August 2014, Hyland announced an increase of the price in its offer to SEK 55.00 per share in ReadSoft. The increased offer price represented a premium of 10.0 percent compared with Lexmark’s New Offer of SEK 50.00 per share.On 5 August 2014, Lexmark International Technology announced an increase of the  offer price in Lexmark’s New Offer to SEK 55.50 per share in the Company.On 20 August 2014, Lexmark International Technology announced an increase of the offer price in Lexmark’s New Offer to SEK 57.00 per share in the Company and an extension of the acceptance period to 3 PM on 4 September 2014. Lexmark International Technology also announced that it had acquired all shares owned (privately and through companies) by the Company’s founders, Lars Appelstål and Jan Andersson, at the same price, meaning that Lexmark International Technology after the aforementioned acquisitions owns shares representing 35.4 percent of all shares and 52.2 percent of all votes in the Company [1]. According to the press release the aforementioned acquisitions also mean that the threshold requiring a mandatory offer has been reached. Lexmark International Technology declares Lexmark’s New Offer to be unconditional in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations concerning mandatory offers.According to Lexmark International Technology’s press release a supplement to the offer document will be prepared and published with regard to the increased offer price and the extension of the acceptance period.The increase of Lexmark’s New Offer to SEK 57.00 per share means a premium of: · 23.1 percent compared to the closing share price of SEK 46,30 per class B share in ReadSoft on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm on 11 July 2014, the last trading day before the announcement of Lexmark’s New Offer; · 44.8 percent compared to the volume-weighted average share price of SEK 39.37 of the Company’s class B shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm during the last three months prior to 11 July 2014; · 22.8 percent compared to the  fifty-two week high share price of SEK 46.40 of the Company’s class B shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm during the last twelve months  prior to 11 July 2014; · 219.9 percent compared to the volume-weighted average share price of 17.82 of the Company’s class B shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm during three months prior to the announcement of Lexmark’s Initial Offer on 6 May 2014; and · 3.6 percent compared to Hyland’s offer of SEK 55.00 per share. Furthermore, the increase of the offer price means that the value of Lexmark’s New Offer is approximately SEK 1,750 million [1]. Lars Appelstål and Jan Andersson, who are also members of ReadSoft’s board of directors, have due to conflict of interest not participated in ReadSoft’s board’s handling of or resolutions regarding Lexmark’s Initial Offer or Lexmark’s New Offer, including the now announced increase of the offer price.ReadSoft has as previously announced entered into a transaction agreement with Lexmark International Technology in relation to Lexmark’s New Offer, which has been published in its entirety in Lexmark International Technology’s offer document. The agreement contains substantially the same terms and conditions as the transaction agreement related to Lexmark’s Initial Offer, i.a. an undertaking from ReadSoft’s board of directors to, on the terms and conditions detailed in the agreement, maintain their recommendation of Lexmark’s New Offer subsequent to an increase thereof. The Board of Directors’ Recommendation On 7 August 2014, the board of directors of ReadSoft stated its views regarding Lexmark’s New Offer after the increase of the offer price to SEK 55.50 per share. The statement was based on a joint assessment of a number of factors that the board considered relevant in relation to the evaluation of Lexmark’s New Offer including, without limitation, the Company’s present position, the expected future development and potential of the Company and thereto related possibilities and risks. The board also accounted for its view regarding Lexmark’s New Offer in relation to the impact the completion of Lexmark’s New Offer may have on the Company, especially regarding employment, and its views on Lexmark International Technology’s strategic plans for ReadSoft and the impact these could be expected to have on employment and on ReadSoft’s business locations. In its statement, the board unanimously recommended the shareholders to accept Lexmark’s New Offer of SEK 55.50 per share.The board of directors now makes corresponding considerations as those underlying the statement on 7 August 2014 and the board of directors also takes into account the fact that the Company’s founders and principal shareholders have chosen to sell their shares to Lexmark International Technology for the increased offer price of SEK 57.00 per share.Based on the above the board of directors now unanimously recommends ReadSoft’s shareholders to accept Lexmark’s New Offer with an offer price of SEK 57.00 per share in the Company.This statement shall in all aspects be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Swedish law. Any disputes relating to or arising in connection with this statement shall be settled exclusively by Swedish courts. For further information, please contact: Göran E Larsson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ReadSoft ABAccessed via Johan Holmqvist, Vice President Corporate Communications at ReadSoft AB +46 (0)42 491 21 98 or +46 (0)708 37 66 77ReadSoft AB (publ)Södra Kyrkogatan 4SE-252 23 Helsingborg, SwedenCorp Identity No. 556398-1066Telephone: +46 (0)42 490 21 00 The information provided herein is such that ReadSoft AB (publ) is obligated to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (SFS 2007:528) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (SFS 1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at16:00 CET on August 21, 2014. The English text is an unofficial translation of the Swedish original and in case of any discrepancies between the Swedish text and the English translation, the Swedish text shall prevail.  [1] Based on 30,686,744 shares, being the number of currently outstanding shares, excluding the 2,540,696 shares held by the Company.

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Seattle, WA

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. In partnership with Chevy Youth Baseball, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Players attending* include 1989 World Series champion Dave Henderson as well as Earl Averill, Brian Hunter, Bob Reynolds, Roy Thomas and Stan Thomas. These six players combine for 48 years, 3,119 games and 1,981 hits in Major League Baseball. The clinic will take place at Warren G. Magnuson Park’s Mickey Merriam Field #9, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###