Cost-saving point of sale technology firm supply UK’s first Canadian Coffee chain

Second Cup’s international expansion started in 2003 and now Second Cup cafes are located in 26 regions worldwide. Second Cup opted to fit its flagship UK shop with intelligentpos® technology to keep pace with the growing demands of its fast moving business. intelligentpos® technology is used on iPads which are pre-loaded with the cloud-based point of sale application. The portable system allows operators greater flexibility to process transactions wherever they occur. The flexible system is the next generation in EPOS technology, offering increased capability while retaining the fundamental features expected of a traditional EPOS system. Robin Knox, Director at Intelligent Point of Sale Limited, said: “We are delighted to work with Second Cup, a global operator offering world-class products to its customers, and to support their first UK operation. “As the coffee shop will cater to such a large volume of consumers, we know that intelligentpos® will allow the operation to work flexibly and efficiently.” intelligentpos® significantly cuts point-of-sale set-up costs. Robin added: “intelligentpos® is an affordable, flexible and easy to install point of sale business solution. “Our product allows business owners to remotely monitor their commercial activity and with no contracts or hidden costs and software updates and tech support included, our customers feel assured that they are maximising their own profitability when trading.” Second Cup’s first UK cafe is in the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, the largest inner-city shopping centre in Britain and Second Cup’s franchise partner for Manchester is expected to generate around 100 jobs over the coming years. Second cup have also installed intelligentpos® technology into its outlets in Ghana, Lithuania  and Yemen. Jim Ragas, President Second Cup International, said: "Second Cup cafés are designed to be a second home – where our valued customers can relax or work. Creating an efficient and straightforward experience for them when ordering and paying is an essential part of our service “ intelligentpos® enables our staff greater functionality and flexibility when taking customer orders and communicating with other staff. “With such an intuitive product, designed by those who know the industry, Intelligent Point of Sale Limited has created a dynamic and cost-effective technology which, together with our fabulous coffee, will help us to remain ahead of the competition.” Notes to editors: Intelligent Point of Sale Limited · Edinburgh-based Intelligent Point of Sale Limited supplies computerised cash register software and hardware to small and large businesses through the UK. · The product – intelligentpos® - is an iPad and cloud-based point of sale application which allows businesses to process transactions with portable and flexible hardware and software. · intelligentpos® allows business owners to remotely monitor their commercial activity, manage staffing levels and alter products and offers. · intelligentpos®  is a hybrid cloud system, meaning that it is not internet reliant. · Founded in October 2012 by business partners Robin Knox and Paul Walton, Intelligent Point of Sale Limited employs 11 full-time members of staff in Edinburgh. · intelligentpos® packages start from £39 plus VAT per month for independent businesses. · Second Cup The Second Cup coffee café concept originated in 1975 in Toronto, Canada.  Second Cup’s international expansion started in 2003. Second Cup café operators are committed to serving the best and highest quality coffees in the world in an inviting ambience with uncompromising standards of customer service, product quality and freshness.  As a specialty coffee retailer, Second Cup has become a second home to hundreds of thousands of guests every day. 1. Second Cup cafés are located in 26 regions worldwide with over 130 operating internationally.  Second Cup cafés offer a variety of innovative and exclusive blends, espresso-based beverages and iced drinks, Whole Leaf Premium Teas, All Natural Frozen Yogurt, signature foods, indulgent treats and premium beverages in a warm and comfortable setting. 2. The Canadian coffee café franchise originated in 1975 in Toronto. 3. For further information, please contact: Rory Brown 0131 554 9150

NOTICE of Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting in Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ) on December 17, 2014.

Right to participate at the Extraordinary General Meeting  Shareholders who wish to participate in the EGM must,  - Firstly be recorded in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (see also under the headline Nominee-registered shares below), and  - Secondly notify the Company at the address Kungsgatan 44, 7th floor, 111 35 STOCKHOLM about their intention to attend the EGM not later than 16.00 on Friday, December 12, 2014 by phone +46 8 402 28 00, by fax +46 8 402 28 01 or by mail to When notifying the company, please state your name, personal identity/registration number, address, shareholding and details about any assistants (not more than two).  Nominee-registered shares  Shareholders whose shares are nominee-registered must also request a temporary entry in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate at the EGM. Shareholders must notify the nominee about this well in advance of Thursday, December 11, 2014, which is the day when such entry must have been executed in order to be considered in the excerpt of the share register, made by Euroclear Sweden AB.  Shareholders registered in the Norwegian Verdipapirsentralen (VPS) must request temporary entry as shareholders in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate at the EGM. In connection thereto, shareholders must notify DNB Bank ASA about this at the address Verdipapirservice, Postboks 1600 Sentrum, 0021 Oslo or by fax: +47 24 05 02 56, or by email: no later than 12.00 noon CET on Monday, December 8, 2014, in order for DNB Bank to be able to ensure that entry is made in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB by Thursday, December 11, 2014, which is the day when such entry must have been executed. Following the EGM, DNB Bank will arrange for shareholders to be re-registered in the Norwegian Verdipapirsentralen.  Proxy etc.  The rights of shareholders during the EGM may be exercised by an authorized representative (proxy). Any proxies must be presented in original. Proxies in original can be sent to the company at the following address: Nickel Mountain Group AB, Kungsgatan 44, 7 trp, 111 35 Stockholm, Sweden. A proxy form will be available at the company’s website .  ( of legal entities must present registration documents in original or certified copy of the same or equivalent proof of authorization.  Proposed agenda  1. Opening of the EGM.  2. Election of Chairman of the EGM. 3. Drafting and approval of voting list. 4. Approval of agenda. 5. Appointment of persons to keep and approve the minutes. 6. Determination whether the EGM has been duly convened. 7. Decision to appoint a new auditor 8. Approval of remuneration to the auditor 9. Closing of the EGM The Board of directors’ proposal for decisions  Item 7 (Decision to appoint a new auditor) There is a new Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ) (“NMG”) since October 10, 2014, which reflects the fact that Strata Marine & Offshore AS is the sole dominating owner of NMG. The new Board of Directors has ever since it was appointed continuously reviewed the possibilities to increase share holder value, and in that context to optimize the cost structure of NMG. This is particularly important in view of NMG being a company without regular revenues. NMG has for various reasons since 2013 had two different audit firms in the group working with the yearly audit work. This has not benefited the aggregated audit costs. The new Board has therefore secured a favorable offer for conducting the audit of the financial year 2014 accounts. Therefore the Board proposes to an EGM to be held on December 17, 2014 to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers AB, CIN 556067-4276 (“PWC”), with responsible main auditor Johan Palmgren, as auditor of the parent company and of the group. The cost reduction that would be achieved for the audit of the 2014 accounts is deemed to be significant. The Board of Directors emphasizes, that there have been no controversies with the other two auditors/audit firms appointed at the AGMs of the group and subsidiaries in June 2014. These were Mr. Johan Kaijser of Mazars Set Audit Company (auditor of group and parent company) and KPMG (auditor of subsidiaries). The change of auditor is proposed solely on cost reduction grounds. The corresponding change will also be proposed on subsidiary level. Item 8; (Decision regarding remuneration to auditor) The Board proposes, in line with the decision taken on the June 4, 2014 AGM, that the new auditor be remunerated based on reasonable and approved regular invoicing. Miscellaneous  Required documentation covering items 7 and, 8, above, as well as other information required according to the Swedish Companies Act will, at the latest two weeks before the EGM, be available in the office of the Company and at the Company’s website, ,  ( will be sent free of charge by mail to shareholders who so request and state their address.  The shareholders are reminded of their right to request information in accordance with Chapter 7 Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act.  The number of shares outstanding in the Company at the time of this EGM-notice is 90,809,360 ***  Stockholm, November  23, 2014  Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ)  The Board of Directors

Gota Media goes to the cloud with Tieto

Gota Media has chosen to engage Tieto to provide the IT environment utilized for the operation of one of their most critical business systems. The entire IT environment is delivered as a private cloud service based on Tieto Cloud Server. The contract runs for three years with an option for additional two years. - Tieto Cloud Server offers Gota Media flexibility and fast deployment capabilities in order to handle rapid changes on the market as well as meeting the important issue of always guaranteeing that Gota Media’s data is stored in Sweden, says Tord Johansson, CIO at Gota Media. Tieto Cloud Server brings together the best features of the public and private cloud with superior simplicity and speed. The server capacity is managed by customer representatives with alterations taking effect instantly, thus matching various business needs.  - We're delighted and proud to have been given this opportunity to work with Gota Media as it underlines our focus on the media industry in the Nordics. The fact that Gota Media has chosen to ‘go cloud’ with one of their most critical business systems signals a wish of being at the forefront of the rapid development within the industry. It also highlights Tieto Cloud Server as the optimal solution for such a journey, keeping flexibility, cost and security in mind”, says Mats Jadesköld, Vice President of Media Scandinavia at Tieto. Cloud business is the fastest growing area in Tieto this year, and by 2020, around 80 percent of Managed Services is expected to derive from cloud. Tieto is the largest cloud service provider in the Nordic countries. For further information, please contact: Mats Jadesköld, Vice President of Media Scandinavia, Tieto SwedenTel. +46 (0)70 588 90 74, mats.jadeskold[at] Tord Johansson, CIO, Gota Mediaphone: +46 (0)33 700 09 31, tord.johansson[at] Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company providing full life-cycle services for both the private and public sectors and product development services in the field of communications and embedded technologies. The company has global presence through its product development business and global delivery centers. Tieto is committed to developing enterprises and society through IT by realizing new opportunities in customers’ business transformation. At Tieto, we believe in professional development and results. Founded 1968, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with approximately 14 000 experts, the company operates in over 20 countries with net sales of approximately EUR 1.6 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki and Stockholm. Please visit for more information. Gota Media is a Swedish newspaper cooperation, established in 2003, encompassing close to 20 brands. Gota Media is equally owned by the foundation Barometern in Kalmar and Tore G Wärenstams foundation in Borås. The ownership structure ensures the independence of the newspapers while assuring that the company's capital is used to ensure the newspaper publishing and development. Gota Media cherish the subscribed morning newspaper and sees it as it’s task to safeguard the editorial operation while adapting it to the channels and forms every time so require. Please visit for more information.

Etrion to Present at Pareto Securities Emerging Markets Day

November 24, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Etrion Corporation (“Etrion” or the “Company”) (TSX: ETX / OMX: ETX), a solar independent power producer, announces that the Company’s management will be presenting at the Pareto Securities Emerging Markets Day investor conference in Stockholm on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. Central European Time. A copy of the presentation will be available on Etrion’s website at About Etrion Etrion Corporation is an independent power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar power generation plants. The Company owns 130 MW of installed solar capacity in Italy and Chile. Etrion has 34 MW of solar projects under construction in Japan and is also actively developing greenfield solar power projects in Japan and Chile. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange in Sweden under ticker symbol “ETX”. Etrion’s largest shareholder is the Lundin family, which owns approximately 24% of the Company’s shares directly and through various trusts. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at or contact: Pamela Chouamier – Investor Relations Telephone: +41 (22) 715 20 90 Subscribe to receive Etrion’s press releases by email as soon as they are published. Click here to subscribe ( Note: The capacity of power plants in this release is described in approximate megawatts on a direct current (“DC”) basis, also referred to as megawatt-peak (“MWp”). Etrion discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:05 Central European Time (CET) on November 24, 2014.

Tommy Sundt takes over as CEO from Svein Arild Killingland

Sundt was appointed CFO of the Company on 2 September 2014. Before that, he spent 10 years as CFO of Rocksource ASA, an oil and gas company also listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Sundt has previously worked in companies involved with business development, entrepreneurial activities and investments. He worked as an auditor early in his career, and has an MSc in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). The Board has high expectations of working together with Sundt on finding solutions to the challenging position in which the Company finds itself and to realise the opportunities inherent in its business. Sundt has a strong financial and commercial mindset, and broad experience with and knowledge of such aspects as corporate finance, restructuring and business development. The Board regards his experience as an important asset in light of the challenges the Company is facing. “I look forward to continuing to work with my highly competent colleagues, and to working hard to resolve the Company’s challenges,” says Sundt. He will take up the position immediately. Contact:Silje Christine Augustson, Deputy Chair of the Board, Norwegian Energy Company ASA. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Tommy Sundt, CEO. Tel.: +47 992 83 900E-mail: This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section of 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2015

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2014, it was resolved that the Nomination Committee in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) shall be formed in a process where the Chairman of the Board contacts the three largest shareholders, based on voting rights according to the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on 31 August, who each have the right to appoint a member. The appointed members will, together with the Chairman of the Board, constitute the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee for the 2015 AGM in Batiguard Holding AB (publ) consists of the following members: Christian Kinch, Chairman of the Board of Directors, appointed by KK Invest ABMichael Wigge, appointed by Bactiguard B.VFrank Larsson, appointed by Handelsbanken Fonder AB The Nomination Committee will make proposals to the AGM 2015 concerning the election of a Chairman for the AGM, the Chairman and other members of the Board of Directors, as well as auditors. The Nomination Committee will also make proposals regarding remuneration to the Board of Directors, including any separate remuneration for committee work, as well as remuneration to the auditors. Further, the Nomination Committee will make a proposal regarding principles for forming the Nomination Committee for the AGM in 2016. Shareholders who wish to make proposals to the Nomination Committee can do so by writing to the Nomination Committee under the following address: Nomination CommitteeBactiguard Holding AB (publ)Box 5070102 42 Stockholm Proposals can also be sent by email to the following address: In order for the Nomination Committee to be able to address proposals in a contructive manner, they should have been received by January 16, 2015. The proposals of the Nomination Committee will be presented in the invitation to the AGM and at the company’s website.

ContextVision files patent on skeleton imaging

Based on the technology now being patented, a new product feature named SkeletalView is developed. The feature will be integrated into ContextVision’s groundbreaking 3D rendering product, REALiCE, which was launched in September. SkeletalView enables the clinicians to obtain a more accurate view of the fetal skeleton during pregnancy. The new feature helps the clinicians examine the fetus for spontaneous fractures and skeletal malformations. It also facilitates the measurement of bone structures.  “Our new visualization product REALiCE has received significant industry attention since it was launched a few weeks ago. SkeletalView adds further diagnostic value, and we expect that the product will be even more attractive to manufacturers of medical imaging equipment going forward,” said ContextVision’s CEO, Anita Tollstadius. The added feature will be demonstrated at the international RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) meeting in Chicago at the end of this month. About ContextVision ContextVision’s technology provides doctors with improved images, which are crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ContextVision is the industry leader in medical image analysis and enhancement software, with more than 150 000 installations worldwide through its OEM customers. The company started out as an industry pioneer more than 30 years ago, and is today developing the next generation of medical imaging software for 2D/ 3D/ 4D ultrasound, MRI, X-Ray, mammography and CT. ContextVision is based in Sweden and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker COV. For more information, please visit

IK Investment Partners acquires Transnorm from Equita in Germany

Founded in 1957, Transnorm manufactures high performance conveying components that are integral to many highly sophisticated automated systems and generates sales of EUR 62 million in 2014. Historically best known for its belt curves, Transnorm’s various products are now used in many high-speed distribution systems, parcel centers and in airport baggage handling systems across the globe. The Transnorm Group covers one of the most attractive segments of the automated logistics value chain, benefiting from long-term global growth trends such as e-commerce. Headquartered in Harsum, Germany, the Group has additional overseas manufacturing entities in Arlington (Texas, USA) as well as in Kluang (Malaysia). IK VII Fund is acquiring the Company from Equita Holding, which is managed by Equita Management GmbH and has been the majority shareholder since June 2007. “Transnorm is a global market leader in an attractive and growing niche, offering a broad portfolio of high-end mission-critical products. The Company is ideally positioned to further benefit from global mega-trends such as the increasing importance of e-commerce and intra-logistics as well as rising global air traffic. Transnorm has an established global footprint with entities in the US, Malaysia, China and the UK and we are now enthusiastic to support Transnorm’s management team to further drive the international expansion,” says Anders Petersson, Partner at IK and advisor to the IK VII Fund. “We thank Equita for their strong support over the last years and we are excited to start this new chapter in Transnorm’s long history. IK is the ideal partner for us as we continue to drive our Company’s development with its broad expertise in global markets. We look forward to continuing this path through further strengthening the Company’s position internationally, as well as driving product innovations to enter exciting new applications,” says the Global Management Team of Transnorm consisting of Georg A. Waldmüller, Sidy Diop and Gary Cline. “During the past 7 years we have been very pleased to support the successful development of Transnorm’s growth along with the broadening of the international footprint and the diversification of the product portfolio. We are convinced that IK will be an ideal partner to support Transnorm’s future development,” says Jan Drewitz, Partner at Equita. Transnorm is the eighth investment by the IK VII Fund, the fifth investment in 2014 and the third transaction in Germany during the same period after the successful divestments of Minimax Viking and GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland. IK Investment Partners invests in pan-European mid-sized companies that have strong profit improvement potential. The other investments are: Hansen Protection, the Norwegian specialist in survival suit rental; Ampelmann, a market leader in rental of Motion Compensated Gangway (MCG) systems to the offshore energy sector; VPS, a global leader in fuel management services; Ramudden, a leading specialist provider of temporary traffic control services; Exxelia Group, a global leading manufacturer of customised passive components, Løgismose + Meyer, a leading food manufacturer  and restaurant operator;  and Evac, a leading provider of wastewater management for the maritime industry. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Legionnaires’ Disease in New York: Poverty Increases Risk

A new CDC study reveals that New Yorkers living in poverty are at a higher risk from the potentially fatal bug Legionnaires’ disease. The US based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently published the findings of a nine year study in to Legionnaires' disease risk factors in New York called “Legionnaires’ Disease Incidence and Risk Factors, New York, USA”. This valuable study gives a range of insights into the various risk factors for “community acquired” Legionnaires’ disease ( affecting New Yorkers. The report notes that the incidence of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States is increasing and that overall, cases of the disease in the city of New York increased 230% from 2002 to 2009. In this report, global risk management experts Legionella Control International ( look at one of the more notable factors highlighted in the CDC report, the correlation between poverty and community acquired Legionnaires’ disease. “Community acquired” Legionnaires’ disease is classed as instances of Legionnaires’ that have not been acquired in a hospital, healthcare or care home environment. The CDC study found a strong link between poverty and Legionnaires’ disease, with those New Yorkers living in the highest poverty areas being 2.5 times more likely to contract Legionnaires’ than those in the lowest poverty areas. The strong link between poverty and Legionnaires’ disease could be attributed to a number of factors including: Environment and Housing Housing in areas with a high degree of poverty can often be of a poor quality and condition. With low owner occupier rates in New York, there can often be a problem with the transient nature of parts of the community, leading to very little investment being made into properties and their upkeep, which can obviously be a risk factor for the contamination and proliferation of legionella bacteria. Underlying Health Issues Residents of New York who live in the most deprived areas are statistically likely to die a decade earlier than those people in more affluent areas. Additionally, their shorter life span will also see them enjoying 15% less time in what is classed as ‘good health’. Underlying medical conditions are a significant risk factor when it comes to Legionnaires’ Disease, with the vast majority of those people infected by the bug having at least one health condition such as heart disease or diabetes. Other Factors to Consider The CDC report indicates a particular disparity in ethnic origin and risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, with non-Hispanic black people being most at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease. The report does not conclude why this could be, but suggests socio-economic factors could be contributory, as could a higher predisposition to certain health conditions such as diabetes. Unlike the UK, where the National Health Service (NHS) offers free at the point of delivery health care, this is not the case in the USA where traditionally there is a private sector funded insurance backed healthcare system. With the US Census Bureau’s report “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States” indicating that nearly 15 million people in the USA are without medical insurance, it is reasonable to presume that this is a contributory factor to the increased risks of suffering from Legionnaires’ disease in areas of deprivation. Legionella Control International are world-leading legionella risk management experts providing risk management solutions to organizations around the world. The company is operated by a team of experts providing independent and impartial consulting advice on all matters relating to the control, management and prevention of Legionnaires' disease, legionella and other water-borne pathogens. Rob Boon, London legionella expert said, “It is absolutely shocking to see that cases of Legionnaires’ disease in one of the most illustrious cities in the world has jumped 230% in recent years. Outbreaks can be easily prevented, so it is saddening to realise there is a connection between poverty and contracting the disease in the USA. City authorities, commercial organizations and landlords need to urgently address this matter to minimise the risk to vulnerable New Yorkers.”  To find out more about Legionella Control International visit the website at: Twitter: LinkedIn:

ICGN Expands Team with Appointment of Senior Investors

The ICGN is approaching 20 years of inspiring governance reform and membership continues to grow with institutional investors responsible for US$18 trillion in global assets based in 50 countries. “By expanding the team, we will increase our capacity to develop guidance, respond to public consultations and engage with regulators, ultimately to inspire good governance practice for companies and investors alike” said ICGN’s Managing Director, Kerrie Waring. “Our education priorities will complement this policy work by continuing to deliver high-quality training delivered ‘by investors, for investors’. Since being awarded a mandate by the European Commission in 2011, we have delivered ESG training in seven jurisdictions and we will expand this with new partnerships.” Erik Breen, ICGN Chairman, said: “We are delighted with the appointment of George and Tom, both of whom are vey highly regarded in the global governance community.  Their appointments will help maintain the ICGN’s position as the leading international voice for investors on governance reform and will strengthen our ability to serve members in helping them to effectively exercise their shareholder rights and responsibilities.” In his role as Policy Director, George Dallas will coordinate ICGN’s governance polices and committees, and will also take an active role in ICGN’s regulatory outreach. He has been a member of ICGN since 2000, has also been Chairman of its Business Ethics Committee since 2009. Prior to joining ICGN, George was Director of Corporate Governance at F&C Investments, and previously was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s, where he held a range of managerial and analytical roles, including as head of Standard & Poor’s European credit rating operations. He began his career in corporate banking at Wells Fargo Bank, and is published widely, including the book “Governance and Risk” (McGraw-Hill, 2004). George Dallas said: “As a longstanding member of ICGN I am very pleased to join its Secretariat to support ICGN policy initiatives. I am a strong proponent of ICGN’s mission to raise standards of corporate governance for the benefit of investors and other stakeholders, and am convinced that there remains ample scope for ICGN continuing to build its thought leadership, outreach and impact. I very much look forward to contributing to this mission.” As Education Advisor, Tom Rotherham-Winqvist will be exploring strategic partnerships to take the ICGN Education initiative to the next level and expand its scope. Tom was previously Director for Private Markets Policy at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and its owner, the British Telecoms Pension Scheme which is the UK’s largest pension fund with c. £40bn AUM.  He now consults on long-term investing, primarily as Advisor to the CEO of the Institutional Investors Roundtable. Tom has been on the faculty of the ICGN’s education programme since its inception and has previously worked at INSEAD and lectured at Imperial College, London.   Tom Rotherham-Winqvist said: “Well governed companies should be rewarded with a lower cost of capital.  This goal can only be achieved if investors have the confidence and skills to assess a broader range of factors, including those that are material to financial performance but difficult to quantify using traditional investment tools.  With three years of experience delivering its peer-to-peer education programme, the ICGN is ready to partner with leading education and training organisations to promote the integrated analysis skills that will be required by tomorrow’s best investors.”

Thirty-somethings favour indie classics as Britpop generation hits marrying age.

A whole generation of kids who grew up listening to the likes of Oasis and Blur in their early teens are now far more comfortable having Indie songs as the sound-track to their wedding day.Gone are the days of a Sinatra song serenading the first dance, a far more likely choice might be 'You and Me' by The Wannadies or 'Mr Brightside' by The Killers. And if you are attending a wedding in the coming months don't expect the bridal entrance song to be Wagner's 'Here Comes The Bride': think more 'She Bangs The Drums' by The Stone Roses. One thing is certain; wedding couples are ditching old traditional favourites for modern classics.Two musicians who have really seen this trend develop in recent years are Kieran Stokes and Dominic Beresford. The pair met at school in the 1990s and grew up on a musical diet of Britpop before going onto launch Rock My Reception, ( a wedding band who play for couples who have the same love of groundbreaking indie tracks from the 1990s. Since their first wedding two years ago they have been inundated with requests to play at weddings.Vocalist and guitarist with the duo Dominic Beresford commented "We really are riding on the wave of Brit Pop music, albeit nearly 20 years after the event itself! Dominic continues "Lets face it who wants to listen to a string quartet at a drinks reception when really you know all your guests would be happier tapping their feet to 'She's Electric'.And who can argue with this shift in wedding trends. Rock My Reception's popularity with this modern-day breed of Brides and Grooms has caught the eye of industry experts. Last week they were voted Best Wedding Entertainment in The North East of England at a glitzy ceremony at Middleton Lodge in Richmond. That success came hot on the heels of victory at The Wedding Industry Awards in London last January where they pair were named Best Newcomer to the wedding industry.Kieran from Rock My Reception explains "Its been a crazy two years, we went from playing in local bars in our hometown in Yorkshire to flying across the UK and Europe to play weddings, and have now totalled 70 so far this year". Kieran continues "We noticed so many wedding entertainers were still stuck in the past and there was a real gap in the market for a quality wedding band who could play a back catalogue of tracks to people who grew up with the Britpop explosion."With the renaissance of indie music showing no signs of fading and the U.K wedding industry being worth an estimated £10 billion annually, there seems to be no let up for wedding suppliers like Rock My Reception who have skillfully adapted their brand to accommodate the lucrative 'thirty-something' market.

Free Webinars for Food Businesses Ahead of BRC7

UK and international bodies are putting extra measures in place to try and solve the global problem of food crime. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is updating to Issue 7 in January 2015, with a new set of criteria for businesses to tackle at audits.  QADEX software has already updated its modules to help food businesses adjust to the changes and get BRC7 ready, and is hosting free webinars ( to ensure businesses stay compliant.   Tracey Cranney, Operations Manager at QADEX, said, “This is going to be quite a big change for food businesses, so they need to be aware of how to stay compliant, and the consequences if they fall short.  The first audits will be taking place next year, so our free webinars in January are a great opportunity for any food business wanting to protect its high standards and brand reputation.” One of the biggest changes implemented in BRC7 is how businesses handle their supplier management process. The update means all raw suppliers will now need to be verified, and an effective traceability should be in place. As a pioneering leader in software specialising in supplier approval management (, QADEX has updated its systems and is offering free advice to businesses ahead of the update. With just over a month until BRC7 is published, Professor Chris Elliott has also called for local authority food analysts to be given extra power when fighting food fraud. After his comprehensive report into the UK food industry following the ‘horsegate’ scandal, Elliott has spoken in the House of Commons recently about the fragile infrastructure in place to deal with a future food crisis. The government’s response to Professor Elliott’s report was published in September, and revealed that all of his suggestions were to be implemented. By the end of the year a Food Crime Unit will be in operation, and food testing and government coordination will be more consistent in an attempt to crack down on food fraud. QADEX software offers a whole host of tools for food manufacturers and retailers, taking care of everything from supplier risk assessments to customer complaints management.  Working in tandem with BRC7 guidelines, QADEX can directly improve business procedures and ensure companies pass the upcoming audits with flying colours. Tracey added, “We welcome these new guidelines from the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, as it will inevitably push industry standards higher and increase consumer trust. However, it’s important the changes are understood and businesses give themselves time to adjust before the audits next year.” To find out more about QADEX’s range of food safety and brand protection systems visit

Christian Cathor Luxury Leather Goods Hit Not On The High Street

Britain’s chicest manufacturer of luxury leather goods has just announced that a selected range of its latest collection is now available to purchase from leading online retailer Not On The High Street. Refined, elegant and inherently useful, Christian Cathor & Co London ( high grain leather bags are the perfect fit for contemporary Brits with an appreciation for the latest trends and styles. Natoya Thomside, Director said, “We pride ourselves on individuality and we couldn’t be more thrilled to secure a partnership with Not On The High Street. The marketplace has earned itself a reputation as a one-stop-shop for unique gift ideas and to join the company’s prominent database of cherry picked retailers is an absolute honour.”  Since launching in 2006 Not on the High Street has emerged as the go to site for hundreds of unique and interesting gift ideas for those with a penchant to think outside the box. With its luxury high grain British leather and up-to-the-minute designs, Christian Cathor’s latest Diana collection is the perfect fit for the unique and innovative marketplace. Not On The High Street buyers can currently choose from five of Christian Cathor’s trademark luxury duffel bag styles, including the freshly launched Diana range which features splashes of tweed and eye catching colours. According to designer Natoya, the range draws its inspiration from timeless English elegance blended with contemporary fashion. Every piece emanates an on-trend ‘Made in Chelsea’ aesthetic which makes them the ideal accessory for Brits wanting to give their outfits an instant injection of up-to-the-minute cool. All Christian Cathor goods are handmade in the UK by expert craftsmen with an avid eye for detail. This gives buyers the complete peace of mind that they are investing in a stylish and high quality British product that will stand the test of time. Natoya Thomside Director explains, “Every product that leaves the small scale Walsall factory is a labour of love. We’re committed to quality and embed our bags with the seal of UK excellence and are dedicated to offering our buyers longevity, luxury and unique British style.” At the official Christian Cathor & Co London e-boutique buyers can also browse an extensive range of handbags, backpacks, shoulder bags, laptop backpacks and holdalls. On Not On The High Street we are currently offering FREE mainland UK delivery and ultra-fast arrival times getting one’s hands on a Christian Cathor bag has never been easier! To find out more about Christian Cathor visit the website at: or browse a curated collection at the all-new Not On The High Street Boutique at: Facebook: Twitter:

Sixth Episode of Hilarious Web Series HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR Launches Tonight in LA

Who knew comedy and heavy metal would be such a great mix? A hilarious new episode of web video series HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR is launching on YouTube tonight, after five successful episodes tickled audiences funny-bones worldwide. El Cid Bar and Restaurant in Los Angeles will be hosting the launch of the anticipated sixth new episode and the video will be up on YouTube soon after, so regular viewers of the series can get their next slice of comedy within the next 24 hours. The series follows a wannabe heavy metal musician who plays a possessed tuba and takes on the persona of a noble medieval warrior – Ye Black Knight. Sound crazy? You bet! Hilarious episodes so far include ‘Rock Blocked’ and ‘Sales Pitch From Hell’, which follow the hard rock enthusiast as he tries to make it as a god of the guitar, and forge a career alongside the heavy metal kings he worships. The five episodes up on YouTube so far have racked up thousands of views across the board and the worlds of comedy and heavy metal alike are sitting up to take note of these hilarious new talents. Series writer and director Alan Ramstedt, says, “We’re thrilled to be launching the next episode in our side-splitting comedy series. Our hero – Ye Black Knight – is building a cult following of rockers who can’t get enough of his escapades, and we’re thoroughly enjoying trying to make the series an enjoyable, funny and entertaining experience for our fans and followers.” He adds, “Our future plans for Ye Black Knight are not concrete just yet – the public reception of him has been fantastic so far, so we’ll see where the venture takes us and hope we can keep our audience laughing and rocking along!” The rise of the web series has been well documented over the last few years, with some standout productions garnering millions of views and thousands of addicted regulars. The series are often low-budget, but the creators are never short on imagination or originality – as proven with HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR. Where else on the web would comedy lovers find possessed tubas and wannabe metal musicians? If you’ve missed any of the episodes so far, catch them all on YouTube or on the website

Working Mum Launches Beautiful Range of Bespoke Cushions with New Venture, Avalo Home

A mumtrepreneur is giving up a high-flying City job to launch a stunning range of bespoke, British-made cushions, perfect for the home. Yvonne Samaranayake, 40, was working long hours in the IT department at a London investment bank, but her venture into interior design means she can spend time with two girls, as well as enjoying a fulfilling career as her own boss. Avalo Home was born after inspiration struck on a family holiday to Devon. Mum Yvonne had a ‘eureka moment’ leading her to quit her job and start a brand new adventure. Now her bespoke designs, in a whole variety of sizes, shapes, textures and colours, are transforming lifeless interiors into plush, comfortable havens. Yvonne says, “We rented a cottage in Devon just last year and there didn’t seem to be anywhere comfortable for my girls, Ava and Lois, to sit. Inspiration hit me, and I suddenly had an idea for a range of wonderful cushions that would be perfect in a family setting. One year later, and with a lot of hard work, we’ve created a line of beautiful, yet practical cushions in a range of colours, sizes and textures to suit all.” She adds, “Launching Avalo Home has not only given my career a new lease of life, it also means I have more time to spend with my girls. Working in the City was demanding, but managing my time and running my own business is challenging in a totally different way – and more rewarding than I’d ever imagined.” The creative vision of Avalo Home is unlike any other line of soft furnishings. The brand imagines cushions used in the home in the same way that furniture is – rather than simply dressing or decoration. They can become a fort in the corner for children to play in, a sun lounger in the garden on those scorching hot days, a plump resting place in the car, or a way to create dazzling floor seating in an outdoor barbecue area or patio. The design team at Avalo Home find their inspiration in everything from nature to technology – and it shows in the designs, which are classic and chic but also child-friendly and playful. Made using British materials, and manufactured on UK soil, the brand is a wonderful example of a home-grown business with a unique creative outlook and the means to truly transform homes and living spaces. For more information about Avalo Home, and to browse the website, visit:

Prepare Supplies During the Quiet Business Season, Urges Printdesigns

UK-based printing and portable marketing solution experts Printdesigns is urging corporate clients to organise their marketing materials and look for 2015 trade shows to attend during the lull of winter. While commercial businesses such as shops, restaurants and hotels may thrive during the holiday season, many B2B businesses experience a quiet spell which is hard to avoid. Work can dry up in offices throughout December, which is why it is critical for companies to ensure they increase business in the new year. One of the best ways to do this is to attend industry events, exhibitions and trade shows to reap the benefits of face to face marketing. Mark Thompson, Sales Director at Printdesigns said, “December is known as the quiet business season, with many companies closing towards the end of the month or a number of clients going away on holiday. Although this can be normal it still signals alarm bells for managers and owners, who need to ensure it’s business as normal from January 1st.  We urge businesses to use this extra time wisely and research the range of events they could take part in throughout 2015.” The exhibition industry is constantly growing, a fact which disputes the common notion that face to face marketing is a dying method. London’s National Wedding Show recently enjoyed an 11% annual increase in attendance, with over 16,000 visitors flocking to the Earls Court show in September. Other exhibitions have also noted record visitor numbers this year, including Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, which was celebrating its 20th year in 2014.  These statistics are not the negative figures of a struggling industry, as exhibiting proves a successful way to bring in the business. Mark added, “The facts are plain to see – any organisation who isn’t attending trade shows and events is missing a huge opportunity to increase profits. If you do use this spare time to arrange exhibits, make sure you are prepared and order in your display stands and marketing material for your booth well in advance.” Printdesigns offers a huge array of exhibition stands to suit all budgets – the company is renowned for its value for money and special budget deals. It also offers an exhibition bundle deal for companies new to exhibiting who may not know exactly what they need.  The newest displays added to the Printdesigns collection is the TEXstyle range, which are made of fabric instead of PVC so are washable and incredibly easy to transport. For more information about Printdesigns’ range of display stands and other portable exhibition solutions, please visit  

‘Match It Up’ with Data Memory Systems’ Unique Memory Finder for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina Users

To celebrate the addition of the brand new range of Transcend JetDrives to the Data Memory Systems online store, the computer memory experts are also taking huge steps to ensure everyone can find the memory upgrade that is compatible for their Apple device. With their ‘Match It Up’ graph, the team at Data Memory Systems have ensured that all MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air users will be able to find the data storage and computer memory that will be most beneficial to them, without complicated research or exhaustive online searches. Whether users have a MacBook Air dating back to 2010, or whether they’re kitted out with the very latest Pro Retina models from mid-2014, Data Memory Systems’ helpful graph makes choosing the right memory solution a breeze. It’s just one of many steps that the leading US memory provider have taken to ensure their customers can easily find, order and enjoy the right memory solutions – for less. The ‘Match It Up’ graph helps users tell whether they need a JetDrive 500, 520, 720 or 725. There are also Transcend JetDrive Lites – useful memory cards which offer 64GB or 128GB of additional memory at an even lower price. The brand new collection offers a multitude of options for Mac users, whether they want a cheap, fast upgrade, or something that can transform their beaten old Mac into a powerful, professional-grade machine. The brand new range of Transcend JetDrives are a sought-after upgrade for all Mac users. With different capacities ranging from 240GB up to an incredible 960GB, those with compatible Mac devices can enjoy mind-blowing speed and power. The drives also come with a full upgrade kit – the drive being displaced to make room for the Transcend JetDrive can be transformed into a fully functional external hard drive, great for backing up important files or using as a portable storage solution. Users can enjoy the powerful Transcend drive within their computer, and also benefit from having a hand-held back-up drive that can be used for both work and play, without taking up too much space on the new JetDrive. Prices start at just $189.99 for one of the 240GB JetDrives, and just $39.99 for one of the JetDrive Lite memory cards. All of the Transcend JetDrive SSDs available from Data Memory Systems are backed by an industry-leading 5-year warranty – so users can be assured that they’re getting great value and lasting quality. For more information about Data Memory Systems and to browse the collection of memory and storage solutions in preparation for the 2014/15 school year, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter:

Energy future hinges upon financing choices today, warns World Energy Council

· Investment in energy is becoming ever more critical as energy systems come under stress · Funding challenge to become more acute with new rules, but alternatives exist · Developers must go beyond their comfort zones to unlock the US$48 trillion of energy investment 24 November 2014, Washington DC – The decisions that investors make today in the energy sector will make or break the sustainability of global energy systems for years to come, according to a new report from the World Energy Council. The report finds that as global energy systems are being placed under increasing strain and as governments limit their spending under tough economic conditions, the ability to invest the US$48 trillion required over the next 20 years into energy could be put in jeopardy, threatening countries’ ability to supply sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy for their people.   The study, “World Energy Trilemma: time to get real – the myths and realities of financing energy systems”, conducted with the global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, analyses what is needed to unlock the required energy investment and is based on extensive interviews with close to 50 leaders from the international energy finance community. Joan MacNaughton CB, Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma work, commented: “Unlike many commentators’ warnings, our report finds that capital is available in the private sector to the required scale, but the patterns of investment will need to change radically in terms of the type of energy source, technology, and infrastructure. Above all, investors and developers will have to invest way beyond their comfort zones, and they will need better help from governments, regulators, and international financial institutions than is currently envisaged.” The report cites an estimated cumulative investment of US$40.2 trillion to be required across the global energy infrastructure supply chain with an additional $8 trillion in energy efficiency over the period from 2014 to 2035. The funding challenge is made yet more acute as new financial rules could further reduce private finance to be channeled into energy projects. For example, the Basel III regulation, which is meant to safeguard the financial system by limiting the amount of risky assets that banks take on, could reduce infrastructure loans and thus hinder the financing of long-term, capital-intensive conventional and renewable energy projects. More expensive risk-adjusted loans are likely to make a number of projects financially unattractive. At the same time, as traditional long-term bank debt becomes harder to secure, energy project developers are looking towards alternative financing sources such as pension funds, insurers, green bonds, sovereign wealth funds, private investment funds, and asset managers which are seeking to increase their infrastructure assets. Other funding sources or instruments, such as with the maturation of financial markets in developing economies, may evolve in coming decades to further reduce investment blockage, the report notes. François Austin, Global Head of Energy Practice from project partner Oliver Wyman, commented: “Uncertainty around technological developments, energy politics, changing regulations, and volatile energy and commodity prices are all adding a significant risk premium to the cost of capital for energy investments.  The huge energy needs around the world offer significant market opportunities if robust and equitable pathways are provided for the private sector. The recommendations to improve countries’ balance on the energy trilemma through necessary investments can be delivered with coordinated efforts by governments, investors and energy companies.” This year’s Energy Trilemma Index, a quantitative ranking which accompanies the Trilemma report, has placed four countries on negative watch (Japan, Germany, Italy, UK), while other countries could improve in one or more trilemma dimensions. Of the 129 countries in the ranking, only three have achieved an ‘AAA’ score on their trilemma performance, with one of those countries being the UK which is showing a downward trend in energy security.  Joan MacNaughton added: “Even countries with strong incumbent energy infrastructure are having a hard time balancing their energy trilemma, while many others are still struggling to meet their population’s basic energy needs. The persistent gap and future barriers to energy funding will only exacerbate an already fragile global energy system. Clearly countries must act now to reverse this oncoming storm: there is no time for complacency.” The 2014 Index finds that the best-performing nations tend to be developed countries with higher shares of energy coming from low- or zero-carbon energy sources supported by well-established energy efficiency programmes. The top 10 performing countries in 2014 are: Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, Austria, Finland, France, and New Zealand. In addition, two countries (Mexico and the UAE) have been put on positive watch, while other countries (such as Colombia and the Philippines) are making strides in improving their energy sustainability on all dimensions of the trilemma. These countries’ positive outlook shows that improvements can be made with the right policy framework in place. To achieve the necessary investment levels, the 2014 World Energy Trilemma report has identified the following recommendations from the financial sector: · Policymakers must focus on implementing the regulatory and policy frameworks to encourage investment and reduce political and regulatory risks. · The financial infrastructure must be in place for capital to flow easily to the energy sector, while financiers need to get more comfortable with investing in new technologies and in developing countries, where the need for new infrastructure is mostly concentrated.   · The energy sector must generate a robust pipeline of bankable projects. The report’s findings will be discussed with officials and leaders from government, finance and industry at a specially convened meeting in Washington DC today. They will also be shared with ministers in 95 countries and will form the background of ongoing discussions at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP-20) meeting to be held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. ### Download the 2014 World Energy Trilemma report and the Energy Trilemma Index along with country profiles on:

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA proposes an offer and an invitation to discussions on a merger with Sandnes Sparebank

On 13 November 2014 Sandnes Sparebank announced that it had entered into an agreement with Eika Alliansen to accede as a party to that alliance. The agreement has been signed subject to approval by Sandnes Sparebank's Board of Trustees on 26 November 2014. It is evident from the notice to the Board of Trustee's meeting that the bank needs partners in order to remain an attractive bank with a strong identity, good and modern solutions and thereby strong competitive ability. In this regard, Sandnes Sparebank has considered three possible strategic directions: 1 Remain independent as today, 2 Cooperation with B5 on the procurement of services from Evry, and 3 Become a part of Eika Alliansen with services from SDC. A strong and future-oriented finance group for the benefit of the region As the largest equity certificate holder in Sandnes Sparebank, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank supports the goal of strong local orientation, which includes being an active proponent for growth and development in North Jæren. To achieve this, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank is of the opinion that a merger of Sandnes Sparebank and SpareBank 1 SR-Bank is a fourth strategic option that should be considered as better than the proposal presented to the Board of Trustees. A merger of the banks will have several positive effects beyond those described in the proposal to accede to Eika Alliansen. SpareBank 1 SR-Bank believes a merger will be a better solution for the customers, employees, owners and the whole of North Jæren. A merger of the two banks will strengthen a regionally-based finance community, based on sound and better expertise, better opportunities to undertake substantial investments in new IT technology, and not least ensure adequate access to capital for businesses and private customers. A merger of the banks will result in the continued development of jobs in Sandnes, which means that Sandnes Sparebank's plans of moving to new premises in the inner harbour in Sandnes are maintained. Following a merger it would be natural to move units, which currently are not in Sandnes, to the new, planned premises. This will most likely result in more jobs in Sandnes than at present. There will be no redundancies as a direct result of an eventual merger. Settlement and pricing of Sandnes SparebankAs a part of an eventual merger, as consideration for the primary capital, shares will be issued in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank for a new savings bank foundation. This will be established by Sandnes Sparebank. The savings bank foundation will aim to contribute to the development of the local community, particularly in Sandnes, through financial contributions to charitable purposes. In addition, the foundation will be a long-term, stable owner of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank. The new foundation may, together with Sparebankstiftelsen SR-Bank and SpareBank 1-Stiftinga Kvinnherad, achieve an overall ownership of more than 30 per cent in the merged bank. A merger may be carried out whereby the equity certificate owners in Sandnes Sparebank receive shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank. The Board of Directors of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank sees potential for completing a merger based on a pricing of the total equity in Sandnes Sparebank representing a premium in the interval 30% to 50% per equity certificate. The basis for this premium calculation is the volume weighted average trading price for Sandnes Sparebank's equity certificates in the last 30 days. Invitation to detailed discussions The Board of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank urges the Board of Sandnes Sparebank to consider the proposed public offer, and to postpone consideration of the proposed alliance with Eika. SpareBank 1 SR-Bank further proposes that the banks spend time ahead to conduct a process with an aim to negotiate a final merger agreement. Further conditions in connection with a merger must be discussed between the parties and may deviate from the aforementioned. Among other things, a merger assumes the following; 1. A negotiated final agreement between the boards to merge. 2. The agreement is granted final approval by the Board of Trustees in Sandnes Sparebank and by the Supervisory Board and General Meeting respectively of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank. 3. The agreement is granted the necessary approvals from the Ministry of Finance, the Financial Supervisory Authority and the Competition Authority on terms that do not materially change the assumptions that underlie a merger agreement. There is no guarantee that negotiations will be initiated or that a merger is possible to implement. This offer is valid until Thursday 27 November at 8 a.m. The offer is withdrawn if the Board of Trustees of Sandnes Sparebank approves the Board's proposal to accede to Eika Alliansen on 26 November 2014. Stavanger, 24 November 2014 Contact persons: CEO Arne Austreid, tel. 900 77334CFO, Inge Reinertsen, tel. 909 95033EVP Communications, Thor-Christian Haugland, tel. 480 31633 The information in this report is mandatory under the Securities Trading Act Section 5-12.

Soloists annouced for York Minster Handel's Messiah performance

For many people, listening to a live performance of Handel’s Messiah is an integral part of their preparations for Christmas, and this year, some of the UK’s finest soloists will again join the York Minster Choir for its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at the cathedral. Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn has gained wide acclaim for her operatic performances across the world, and was recently elected an Associate to the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the music profession.  Fflur will be joined by counter-tenor, James Neville.  The cathedral setting for Messiah will be very familiar to James, who began his musical training as a chorister of Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral, and has since sung with the renowned King’s College Choir, as well as in his own right as a soloist. James Oxley has appeared at all the major concert halls in London, at Symphony Hall in Birmingham and Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, and will be singing the tenor role.  Returning for the second year, Benjamin Bevan will sing bass – a performance he has given with The English Concert and at the Sage Gateshead. The concert will be conducted by York Minster’s own director of music, Robert Sharpe, and accompanied by assistant director of music, David Pipe. Tickets for Handel’s Messiah at York Minster are available online via the York Minster website ( or from the admissions desk within the Minster itself, priced from £12.00 With the last few tickets available for the forthcoming York Minster Christmas Carol Concerts on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December, details of the guest readers at the two events have been also been revealed. On Friday 5 December, TV dramatist and former director Ian Bayley Curteis – whose writing credits include The Onedin Line and Crown Court – will be joined by actress Clare Clifford, whose roles have been as diverse as Miss Potter and Doctor Who, and is known on the stand-up comedy circuit following her popular ‘Not the Olympics’ show in 2012. On Saturday 6 December, BBC journalist and author Hugh Pym – one of the leading media commentators on the banking crisis – will be joined by actress Cherie Lunghi, fresh from the West End where she has been performing in The Importance of Being Earnest. For more information, or to book tickets, please visit  Tickets are also available from the ticket desks within York Minster. ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Strong housing sales to private customers for NCC

NCC’s Capital Market Day on Tuesday focused on housing production and development and on the NCC Construction Sweden and NCC Construction Denmark business areas. A housing policy debate was organized in connection with the Capital Market Day. “We are extremely gratified to have already surpassed last year’s total strong housing sales. Market conditions are favorable in most of our key markets, such as Germany, Russia and Sweden. A large number of housing starts in the autumn have taken place in these markets, but we have also started projects in Norway, Denmark and Finland,” says Joachim Hallengren, Business Area Manager of NCC Housing. NCC’s President and CEO Peter Wågström commented on the corporate strategy through 2015 and reiterated the market outlook as published in the most recent interim report on October 24. The construction market in Sweden performed positively in October and November. Demand for housing contracts is favorable, although delays to infrastructure initiatives are giving rise to uncertainty for the future. Orders received for NCC Construction Sweden improved year-on-year to SEK 20,036 million (16,540) for January-October and the order backlog amounted on October 31 to SEK 20,011 million (16,690). “We have strengthened our position in 2014 and increased both orders received and the order backlog. At the same time, it is taking longer to convert orders received into sales, which has led to a low work-up rate. We have also established an organization to enable us to be competitive when the coming infrastructure initiatives come to fruition. As a result, we have incurred additional costs in our tendering work. We have had a new organization in place since the start of the year, and we have initiated a number of short and long-term measures to boost profitability, but it will take several quarters for these efforts to generate visible effects,” says Svante Hagman, Business Area Manager of NCC Construction Sweden. Overall, the Danish construction market is expected to be stable in 2015, with investments in line with 2014. The housing market is expected to grow in Copenhagen and Aarhus. “We expect public-sector demand to remain strong in 2015. In Denmark, an increased focus on energy refurbishment, climate adjustments and infrastructure is noticeable,” says Klaus Kaae, Business Area Manager of NCC Construction Denmark.

KREA Enhances Network Capabilities with Clavister

KREA, Turkey’s largest e-mail marketing company, has enhanced its network capabilities following a deployment with Clavister, a leader in high performance, high availability network security. KREA is utilising two Clavister W3 appliances to create a fail-safe network structure in order to develop and support its patent pending rule based bulk e-mail sending algorithm over Software Defined Networks. The deployment has enabled KREA to maximise network speed and availability, significantly reducing network outages, while also expanding its capabilities to support connection to over 300 IP addresses simultaneously with no impact on connection speed.       Aycan Ferik, Partner & CTO at KREA, said: “Clavister’s advanced functionality, reliability and rule based application delivery control has enabled us to improve network connectivity and availability, ensuring that we are able to consistently provide our services with minimal disruption. The flexibility of the solution, and the support Clavister provides, means that we are able to create rules and adapt our infrastructure to suit our needs as they develop, ensuring optimal network performance at all times. As a result we are well positioned to always meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.” In addition to next-generation firewall capabilities the Clavister W3 also offers advanced routing flexibility and high-end network infrastructure including traffic management, High Availability, server load balancing and advanced rule based network functionality. This has enabled KREA to reduce outages and manage their networks to enhance capacity. Shinobu Färnlöf, Worldwide Channel Manager, Clavister said: “The deployment with KREA highlights the huge range of benefits that our products offer to organisations beyond advanced network security. The results that KREA has seen are a testament to the market leading High Availability and advanced routing flexibility that our security products offer.  The success of the deployment further enhances our reputation as a leading provider of high quality network control and security solutions.” Clavister’s solutions range from the E5, an entry level next-generation firewall (NGFW) in a desktop sized package, to the Virtual Series Gateways that enable the highest levels of throughput, offering six nines (99.9999%) availability for carrier-grade security in the most demanding network environments. Clavister recently introduced a range of solutions for mobile network operations to secure 4G and LTE networks, enabling mobile network operators to secure their networks again cyber attacks and data interception.

NCC and MKB in transaction that will provide 300 new rental apartments in Malmö

MKB will acquire the land from NCC and, concurrently, contract NCC to develop 300 rental apartments with garage space at basement level. The housing units will be built in two new blocks in the Limhamn city district of Malmö. The buildings, which will be of heights between four and eight stories, will be constructed around courtyards and their facades will blend in with the area’s surroundings and traditional brickwork. The apartments will range from studios to four-bedroomed units, with an emphasis on space-efficient floor plans. “The need for rental units in Malmö is substantial and this transaction will generate a welcome addition of modern rental apartments in an attractive location. From a wider perspective, a project of this nature will create chains of relocations which, in turn, will provide potential for new housing for many Malmö residents,” says Svante Hagman, President of NCC Construction Sweden. The project is being developed on an old industrial site that has been remediated, thereby creating new land for housing use in an area of Malmö where demand for housing is high. Project engineering for the buildings will start immediately and the first apartments are scheduled to be ready of occupancy by mid-2016. The blocks will be completed by 2018. The land transfer and profit will be reported under the NCC Housing business area in conjunction with the project being recognized among orders in the fourth quarter of 2014. The construction portion will be recognized in profit on a percentage-of-completion basis under NCC Construction Sweden. The construction contract is worth a total of SEK 435 million and the land transaction SEK 93 million.

Volvo makes provision related to EU antitrust investigation

As a result of an evaluation of the Statement of Objections, the Volvo Group will make a provision of EUR 400 M (SEK 3.7 bn) in the fourth quarter of 2014. However, the proceedings are still at an early stage and there are a number of uncertainties associated with the final outcome of the Commission’s investigation as well as the amount of a potential fine. The Volvo Group will re-assess the size of the provision regularly following the development of the proceedings. The provision will impact the Volvo Group’s operating income in the segment Trucks. The net financial debt and cash flow will not be impacted in the fourth quarter 2014. In January 2011, the Volvo Group and a number of other companies in the truck industry became part of an investigation by the European Commission regarding a possible violation of EU antitrust rules. Volvo has previously announced that it is probable that the Group’s financial result and cash flow may be materially adversely affected as a result of the Commission’s investigation. November 25, 2014 Journalists who require further information are requested to please contact Kina Wileke, +46 (0)31-323 7229 or +46 (0) 765-537229. 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 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) 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 08.15 a.m November 25, 2014.

New concept with the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine approved for testing in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

This is the first time that this combination of agents is tested against the complex autoimmune process that causes type 1 diabetes. The treatment aims to maintain the remaining ability of patients to produce their own insulin by halting the immune system’s attack on the insulin-producing beta cells. Maintaining the body’s endogenous insulin-producing capacity, in turn, leads to better blood glucose control and reduces the risk of both acute and long-term complications from type 1 diabetes. “Diamyd® is currently at the forefront of development in Antigen-Based Therapy regarding efforts to cure type 1 diabetes and we are committed to being first to market with a combination therapy,” says Anders Essen-Möller, Chairman of the Board of Diamyd Medical. The newly approved study, EDCR IIa (Etanercept-Diamyd-Combination-Regimen), comprises 20 children and adolescents between 8 and 18 years who have recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It is an open-label trial, which means that all participants will receive active combination therapy. The aim of the trial is to evaluate the combined therapy of vitamin D, etanercept and the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine from a safety perspective, and how the immune system is affected. Etanercept is a TNF-alpha inhibitor used in rheumatic diseases and is approved in Sweden, for example, for treating children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). “The idea is that etanercept will suppress those parts of the immune system that are activated during the autoimmune process in new onset type 1 diabetes,” says Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University, principal investigator and sponsor of the study. “The aim of this and the vitamin D therapy is to improve the efficacy of the diabetes vaccine and thus maintain the body’s residual capacity to make insulin. This is not unlike the original rationale for Diamyd® as a single agent treatment, but now expanded with important modifications based on the knowledge gained from previous clinical trials of the diabetes vaccine.” Diamyd® has shown an overall 16% efficacy (p=0.10) in a European Phase III trial and a good safety profile. Data from clinical trials shows that Diamyd® activates components that down-regulate the immune system as well as components that increase inflammation in type 1 diabetes. By combining the diabetes vaccine with etanercept, the inflammatory response is reduced and the diabetes vaccine’s down-regulating, tolerance-inducing effect can have a greater impact. In turn, Vitamin D further down-regulates the immune system’s inflammatory components in order to strengthen the efficacy of the diabetes vaccine. Both vitamin D and etanercept are also considered to have a direct positive effect on the beta cells. The new trial will be conducted at several pediatric diabetes clinics throughout Sweden. The participants will first receive treatment with vitamin D and etanercept for the duration of one month. Two injections with Diamyd® will then be administered one month apart. Treatment with etanercept will continue for a total period of 90 days, and the vitamin D therapy for 15 months. An initial evaluation will take place six months after all patients have been included. The participants will subsequently be monitored for another 24 months. About the Diamyd® diabetes vaccineDiamyd® is an Antigen Based Therapy (ABT) that is being developed with the objective of preventing, delaying or stopping the autoimmune attack on beta cells in type 1 diabetes and other forms of autoimmune diabetes and thus preserve the body’s own ability to produce insulin. The active substance in the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine is glutamic acid decarboxylase isoform 65kDa (GAD). GAD is one of the most important targets when the immune system attacks the beta cells in autoimmune diabetes. Accordingly, GAD is an autoantigen. Treatment using Diamyd® is intended to stop the autoimmune attack against the beta cells by inducing tolerance to GAD. Diamyd® has been used in clinical trials including more than one thousand patients with a good safety profile. Diamyd® is easy to administer in any clinical setting. Ongoing development work is aimed at enhancing the efficacy of the treatment and providing the right conditions for the diabetes vaccine to exert an effect by combining Diamyd® with other agents and to treat earlier in the disease process. New approaches are being evaluated in several clinical studies together with different teams of researchers. Today, two researcher-initiated clinical studies with Diamyd® are in progress and an additional four have recently received regulatory approval and are being launched. These studies are being financed through research grants, while Diamyd Medical is providing the study drugs and covers certain other costs, and has participated in the design of the studies and is also able to utilize the findings of the studies. · DIABGAD-1. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with ibuprofen and vitamin D. The study comprises a total of 64 patients between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to test whether the combination treatment can preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. All of the participants have been enrolled in the study and the initial six-month results, focusing on immunological markers, are expected to be presented in the beginning of 2015. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University. · DIAPREV-IT. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in children with early stages of type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 50 participants from the age of four have been enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson at Lund University. All of the participants have been enrolled in the study and results are expected at the end of 2016. · DIAMYD®/GABA. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with GABA. The study will comprise a total of 75 patients between the ages of 4 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 12 months. The aim of the study is to test whether the combination treatment can preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. The study is taking place in the US led by Professor Kenneth McCormick at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is in the start-up phase. · DIAPREV-IT 2. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with vitamin D in children with early stages type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 80 participants between the ages of 4 and 18 will be enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson and is in the start-up phase. · DIAGNODE. An open label study, where Diamyd® is administered directly into lymph nodes in combination with treatment with vitamin D. The study will comprise a total of five patients between the ages of 18 and 30 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson and is in the start-up phase. · EDCR IIa. An open label study, where Diamyd® is combined with etanercept and vitamin D. The study will comprise a total of 20 patients between the ages of 8 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson and is in the start-up phase. About type 1 diabetesType 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the patients’ own insulin-producing beta cells. By analyzing markers in the blood, it is possible to identify persons in whom this autoimmune process is ongoing, although has not yet caused clinical symptoms of diabetes. When clinical symptoms present, patients must be treated daily, for the rest of their lives, with insulin to sustain life. Finding a cure is of major importance for the world’s healthcare systems and the well-being of patients. The annual market for an easy-to-use, successful therapeutic is estimated at several billions of dollars. About Diamyd MedicalDiamyd Medical is dedicated to fighting type 1 diabetes and to working toward a cure for the disease. Diamyd Medical’s projects include development of combination regimens with the GAD-based diabetes vaccine Diamyd® for arresting the successive destruction of insulin-producing beta cells. Diamyd Medical licenses exclusive intellectual rights for the GAD molecule from the University of California. The company also has an exclusive license from the University of California for therapeutic use of GABA for the treatment of diabetes and other inflammation-related conditions, including metabolic syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. Diamyd Medical owns 46% of the stem cell company Cellaviva AB, which is establishing a Swedish commercial bank for private family saving of stem cells in umbilical cord blood and other sources of stem cells. Stem cells are expected to be used in Personalized Regenerative Medicine (PRM), for example, to restore beta cell mass in diabetes patients where autoimmunity has been arrested. Diamyd Medical also has a 10% shareholding in the medical technology company Companion Medical, Inc., based in San Diego, in the US, and a minor shareholding and other financial interests in the US gene therapy company Periphagen Holdings, Inc. Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.

Alfa Laval wins SEK 75 million starch- processing order in Russia

Alfa Laval’s equipment, including separators, decanters, heat exchangers, evaporators and fluid handling products, will form a complete process line for extracting starch and gluten from wheat, for further downstream production of animal feed additives. “This order proves our strong position within starch processing, a position reached because of our wide product offering and deep process know-how,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. Did you know that… Alfa Laval has been present in Russia for more than 110 years, since 1903? About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees. For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

Natto: MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 launched in Australia/New Zealand

OSLO, NORWAY, (November 25th, 2014) NattoPharma ASA, world leader in vitamin K2 research and development, in collaboratin with Complementary Medicines Group (CMG) Australia, announces successful penetration into the Australian and New Zealand markets, including supplying major Sponsor brands. This collaboration has resulted in exciting developments. First, Blackmores, Australia’s leading natural health brand, will utilize NattoPharma’s MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 in a soon-to-be released product that will be sold both online and through brick-and-mortar stores across Australia. BioCeuticals, supplier of high-quality practitioner-specific nutritional and therapeutic supplements, has also signed on to use its MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 in an upcoming product. In addition, another new product concept has already been released: Essential Nutrition Vitamin K2, a standalone bone health product featuring NattoPharma’s MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, the only clinically validated and patented vitamin K2 as MK-7. The product is currently being sold online at, and will in November 2014 be sold exclusively through Go Vita, a 150-store retail natural products chain. “Bone health is a serious concern, and the introduction of MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 to the Australian and New Zealand markets has been significant. We are energized,” says Craig Fallshaw, CMG Founder. “It is so validating to bring the only clinically validated, patented vitamin K2 as MK-7 to these markets.” In close collaboration with NattoPharma ASA, CMG has leveraged relationships to bring the current product offering to market, as well as other opportunities for future products, and increase awareness of this important bone health ingredient.   “We are very pleased to make significant progress in Australia and New Zealand introducing our proprietary, patented, and clinically proven MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7,” says Hogne Vik, CEO of NattoPharma ASA. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with CMG and its partner groups.” # # # About CMG Complementary Medicines Group (CMG) is a service provider to the complementary medicine, food and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals industries. Offering raw materials, contract manufacturing, and marketing services, CMG was named the Complementary Medicines Australia 2011 Manufacturer, Wholesaler, or Distributor of the Year, and the 2014 Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year. For more information, visit About MenaQ7® MenaQ7® is the best documented, commercially available natural vitamin K2 with guaranteed actives and stability, clinical substantiation and international patents granted and pending. For more information on the health benefits of MenaQ7, visit About NattoPharma NattoPharma ASA, Norway, is the world’s leader in vitamin K2 research and development. NattoPharma is the exclusive international supplier of MenaQ7™, the natural vitamin K2 as MK-7, and the company has been in a multi-year research and development program to substantiate and discover the health benefits of natural vitamin K2 for applications in the marketplace for functional food and dietary supplements. For more information, visit Contact persons: Hogne Kate QuackenbushDirector of Communications(609)

IFS Applications 9 to be released at IFS World Conference 2015

IFS Applications 9 builds upon the foundations that have made IFS a recognized industry leader*. The upcoming version will offer new and existing customers major enhancements in terms of agility and usability, as well as powerful capabilities tailored to support customers in IFS’s target industries. In light of IFS’s commitment to quality, IFS Applications 9 is being thoroughly tested both internally as well as in-the-field. Delivered in the form of an early adopter program, IFS is working with several global end-user companies based in the U.S., Scandinavia, and Europe, who represent a diverse spread of industries, including: service management, high-tech, industrial manufacturing, and offshore contracting. Details of the early adopters’ experience in leveraging IFS Applications 9 will be provided at IFS World Conference in May 2015. ”We are very excited about revealing the new capabilities of IFS Applications in May next year,” IFS SVP R&D Thomas Säld said. “By closely following the developments in our key industries and listening to the feedback of our customers, we will be able to present a new version that sets the standard for usability and agility. We have made some strategic investments with IFS Applications 9 to innovate and improve the customer experience in order to deliver even more value to our customers.” The IFS World Conference 2015 offers three days of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, world-leading technology, training, networking and entertainment, all teaching true business agility, helping people get closer to their business and turn change into a business advantage. * IFS is named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies, 2013

Final result of LTI 2014 (Series II)

The Annual General Meeting of Indutrade AB resolved on 28 April 2014 in accordance with the Board of Director’s proposal to implement an incentive programme, LTI 2014, comprising a maximum of 460,000 warrants, issued in two series for senior executives and other key employees within the Indutrade group. Indutrade’s wholly-owned subsidiary C & M Plast AB was entitled subscribe for the warrants, after which the subsidiary subsequently subscribed for all warrants. In accordance with the Annual General Meeting’s resolution and a resolution by the Board of Directors on 28 May 2014, the participants acquired a total of 257,500 warrants of Series I for in aggregate SEK 3,914,000. The Board of Directors resolved on 31 October 2014 to offer 13 additional participants to acquire no more than 80,000 warrants of Series II. The acquisition period for Series II ended on 14 November 2014 and the transfer from C & M Plast AB was completed on 24 November 2014. Under Series II of LTI 2014, participants have acquired a total of 27,500 warrants for in aggregate SEK 319,000. Accordingly, the number of warrants of Series I and Series II acquired by the participants under LTI 2014 totals 285,000. Each warrant entitles a right to subscribe for one share in Indutrade as from the registration of the warrants up to and including Friday, 18 May 2018, during specified subscription periods. The maximum dilution amounts to 0.7 per cent of the shares and votes in Indutrade. The acquisition price for the warrants of Series II has been determined to SEK 11.60 per warrant, corresponding to the market price. The subscription price for subscription of Indutrade shares under the warrants of Series II has subsequently to the measurement period 3 November 2014 – 14 November 2014 been set to SEK 350.00 per share. Stockholm, 25 November 2014 Indutrade AB (publ)

Tengbom wins prestigious architecture prize for equestrian centre

The Fortifications Agency’s architectural prize is awarded every third year. The prize is intended to develop military building traditions and inspire good architecture in defence properties. Three entries were made ahead of the 2014 awards and the first prize went to the equestrian centre Kavallerikasern 1 (K1). The centre was designed by Tengbom who were also general consultant for the assignment. The jury’s motivation includes: “The building is awarded the Swedish National Fortifications Agency’s architecture prize for 2014 for its elegant adaptation to both the Royal National City Park and the barracks environment as well as for a top-class whole where the modern exterior is matched in the interior.” “We are both proud and extremely pleased to have won this competition. Our idea was to try to create an equestrian centre which is both functional and well-adapted to the cultural-historical environment. The design theme is a symmetrical axis which goes through the principal building’s main entrance and cuts straight across the parade ground. A suitable approach for a military building,” comments Jan Izikowitz, project architect at Tengbom. The building was inaugurated in the spring and is used by the Lifeguards, the Swedish Mounted Royal Lifeguards and the Police Cavalry for education and training, but can also be used for public shows and competitions. It has seats for 750 spectators and contrasts with the surrounding brick buildings with its Falu red wooden facade, horizontal windows and asymmetric roof lanterns. For additional information, please contact:Jan Izikowitz, Project Architect, Tengbom, +46 31 708 38 05Clara Bolinder-Lundberg, Head of Communications, Tengbom, +46 707 19 84 43 Press photographs:

Paf wins award for Social Responsibility

"We are extremely proud of this award and we see it as an acknowledgment of the fact that Paf is the industry leader in responsible gaming and social responsibility. Responsibility is something that permeates our entire business. We believe that responsibility is something that creates long-term customer relationships and loyalty among our players," said Anders Ingves, CEO of Paf. In August this year Paf raised responsible gaming to senior management level when the management team was expanded to include the responsible gaming expert Daniela Johansson. The purpose of raising responsibility to this level of management is to ensure that responsible gaming and social responsibility is a priority in Paf’s business decisions. "The award shows that we are on the right track. But we will not stop here. We always want and believe that we can be even better. So we will continue to work to create an even safer, more responsible and enjoyable gaming environment," says Daniela Johansson, responsible gaming expert at Paf. Paf was named the gaming industry's most Socially Responsible Operator at the eGaming Review Operator Awards in London on 24 November 2014. The event was hosted by eGaming Review magazine, the world's leading trade publication for online gaming. The prize is one of the industry's most prestigious awards. Read more about the award and Paf's responsible gaming here: For more information contact: Anders SimsDirector of CommunicationsTel: +358 457 342 8228E-mail: Mattias LindquistCommunications ManagerTel: +46 729 75 23 26E-mail:

Alfa Laval’s Capital Markets Day - summary of the business update

More specifically he mentioned markets such as oil & gas and marine, relating to energy and globalization, respectively. Talking about marine he emphasized that while this market is volatile in terms of ship contracting, meaning order intake for Alfa Laval – revenues are much more stable due to the long industry lead times. This mechanism is visible in Alfa Laval as last year’s rise in contracting has boosted orders for the group, resulting in a big marine order backlog providing visibility for the coming years. The marine backlog for delivery after December 31, now totals SEK 9.7 billion - stretching over the coming three years. Turning to oil & gas, Lars Renström provided information about Alfa Laval’s exposure, which is, totally for the group, roughly 19 percent. But it spreads over four different sections of the value chain; drilling, processing & transportation, refinery and petrochemicals. These all face different demand drivers and also the influence from changes in the oil price differs. Looking specifically at drilling, the exposure is roughly 4 percent of the group. Processing & transportation makes up 9 percent, refinery some 3 percent and petrochemicals another 3 percent. “I am convinced that both marine and oil & gas are good places to be,” said Lars Renström. Marine is driven by the need for transportation, which depends on world trade, while rising energy needs sets the stage for the oil and gas sector. “Both of them may fluctuate in the short term, for different reasons, but over time we are confident that there will be continued growth – providing opportunities for Alfa Laval.” Furthermore he highlighted the Service business and its positive development, reporting 10 percent growth in the first nine months. This is a result of our increased efforts, aimed at capturing more of the opportunity. “With our focus on Service and the potential we see, Service will be an important contributor to profitable growth,” said Lars Renström. Thomas Thuresson, Executive Vice President and CFO, gave an update on Alfa Laval’s financial goals and benchmark values. Regarding return on capital employed (ROCE) the new goal is set at 20 percent – at least for the medium term. This is a change from the previous level of 25 percent, reflecting the very substantial step-up and goodwill values added by the two major acquisitions Alfa Laval has carried out in recent years. The estimate for amortization of step-up is approximately SEK 900 million for 2014 and SEK 1,050 million for 2015, then gradually declining – everything the same. Moving over to the financial benchmark values, he announced that one is about to be replaced. “We are moving away from net debt/equity to net debt/EBITDA, when it comes to our target for the capital structure”, Thomas Thuresson said. “We do this as we believe net debt/EBITDA is more relevant.” The target is set at 2.0. “Given where we are after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS, the target of 2 means that we will focus on de-leveraging - at least in the short term.” About Alfa LavalAlfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS, some 17 500 employees. For more information contact:Peter Torstensson                                                                                                      Senior Vice President, Communications                   Alfa Laval                                                                                                                                           Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31                                                                                     Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31                                                                               Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

CMD: Business review and strategic priorities towards 2018

At the event, Helge Leiro Baastad, Chief Executive Officer of Gjensidige, and key members of the Group management team will discuss Gjensidige’s operational strategies, including customer loyalty initiatives, multi-channel distribution model, claims handling, risk selection and tariff programmes. “We have been looking forward to giving investors and financial analysts a detailed update on our business, outlining how we aim to retain our competitive positioning across the Nordic region, as well as growing profitably in the years ahead. Our key priority is to deliver superior customer experiences, while at the same time maintaining strict cost discipline and creating shareholder value,” says Baastad. Ambitious financial targets Gjensidige aims to pay out high and stable dividends to shareholders from 2014, with a pay-out ratio over time of at least 70 percent of profit after tax. The Group targets a return on equity of 15 percent after tax from 2015. As confirmed when presenting third-quarter results 21 October, Gjensidige maintains a combined ratio target of 90-93 towards 2018. Annual claims costs will be reduced by MNOK 400-500 by 2018 in order to maintain competitiveness and secure a combined ratio in the lower part of the target range. However, unexpected high levels of large losses and weather events represent the main contributors to loss ratio volatility and could push the annual CR towards and above the higher end of the target range. Market leading position Gjensidige will focus on further strengthening its market-leading position in Norway, while continuing to pursue strategic development opportunities in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Partnership agreements will continue to be an integral part of Gjensidige’s distribution model, together with an increasingly cost-efficient, seamless multi-channel operation. The Group intends to increase investments in IT and initiatives to further strengthen brand value and organizational capabilities. In total, Gjensidige will spend NOK 1.9 billion related to these initiatives during the coming four-year period, representing more than 40 per cent increase compared to the previous four-year period. Gjensidige however targets a stable cost ratio of around 15 per cent. Customer satisfaction rates have improved steadily. Gjensidige now raises the bar further and announces a targeted customer satisfaction level of 77 by 2018, up from 73.6 in 2013. The Group also announces ambitious targets for the share of digital customers and frequency claims reported online. Baastad underlines that analytically-driven processes and customer relationship management (CRM) will be critical to delivering on Gjensidige’s ambitions: “Gjensidige has come a long way, but we see significant potential to leverage technology, data and predictive analytics in our risk assessment, pricing and marketing activities. At the same time, we will further automise claims handling and improve digital customer services. “We will continue shifting from a predominantly product-based customer offering to developing value-added services designed to help our customers in their daily lives.” The presentation from the Capital Markets Day is available at The Capital Markets Day will be webcast live from 13.00 GMT to 17.00 GMT. The webcast will subsequently be available at Contact persons Gjensidige Forsikring ASA: Investors and analysts: Head of Investor Relations: Janne Flessum, Tel: +47 915 14 739 Investor Relations Officer Linn Soltvedt, Tel: 47 411 10 555 Investor Relations Officer Anette Bolstad, Tel: 47 416 77 722 Press: Head of Media Relations, Øystein Thoresen, Tel: +47 952 33 382 This information is subject to disclosure under the Norwegian Securities Act section §5-12

Granniesinc Collaborate with WoolMagic to Launch Collection of 100% Merino Wool Knitwear

Britain’s knitting nannies have launched a striking new collection of 100% Merino Wool Knitwear (, collaborating with WoolMagic to produce a remarkable new range with a loving touch. The heartfelt concoctions are all hand-made and perfectly suited to all of the latest winter trends for a classic, utterly fabulous touch of granny glam. The beautifully stylish collection is comprised of a range of winter warmers, in an array of sizes and flattering colours. All pieces are handmade using 100% merino wool yarn by women with big hearts and decades of experience. Firm favourites include Totoro Fingerless gloves, Norwegian Selbu mittens and scarlet winter warmers for keeping extremities toasty this winter. Katie Mowat, Managing Director of Grannies Inc says, “Our collaboration with Wool Magic is very exciting for us because the knitwear collection showcases some of our best work. We’ve incorporated a range of styles and designs to suit every taste, all enthused with love and many incorporating classic seasonal staples to see our clients through many a winter. Many of us have been knitting for our children, grandchildren and friends for years so expanding to a wider market of women is the goal for us. Wool Magic is an amazing company so working with them on the collection has been hugely rewarding.” The collaboration with WoolMagic has seen the all-Brit team fuse their patriotic touch with a group of talented Macedonian knitters for an interesting cultural fusion. Alternatively, the ‘Design Your Own’ knitwear range ( allows wool lovers the opportunity to design their very own winter warmer for a truly unique item or Christmas gift. Whether it’s a baby beanie, slinky scarf or stylish snood, it couldn’t be easier to select your preferences – it’s the next best thing to knitting it yourself! Ladies can select their own wrist warmer, head band or other winter accessory, select whether it be fitted, baggy or earflapper, select their appropriate size and stitch and incorporate additional extras such as tassels and bows for a bespoke touch. Katie continued, “Formerly, owning something knitted by your Nan might have seemed old-fashioned and un-cool but in today’s world it’s a really adored look. Knitting is not an antique skill - it’s an art form that truly works with contemporary style and ladies of all ages turn to our wool wonders; young and old alike!” Launched in 2009, the endearing team of British grandmas took their love of knitting to an exciting online platform and haven’t looked back. The knitting phenomenon has taken Britain by storm as “nan knits” have become bang on trend. The launch of the 100% Merino knitwear collection and the option to create a bespoke knit are bound to draw in those who aren’t so savvy themselves with the needles. Katie added, “We’re happy to create bespoke items for people as well as designs that we ourselves have conceived. It’s important to stay warm in winter, and the best way to do so is with an item knitted with love.” For more information about Grannies Inc visit or watch the video:

RoseRoss Announces the Launch of Luxury Estate & Vintage Jewelry Collection

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - November 25, 2014 - RoseRoss today announces the launch of their Estate & Vintage Collection, which is the first upscale, exclusive line of pieces that have been created and purveyed throughout the world. Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, the RoseRoss Luxury Estate & Vintage Collection is comprised of exquisite necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and more, and is now available at RoseRoss fuses fashion with fine Estate & Vintage pieces and updates classic silhouettes with genuine, curated stones, capturing an intricate and timeless look at well below prices normally found in jewelry stores and other Estate & Vintage outlets. Furthermore, a portion of all sales will go to benefit Raphael House (, assisting the homeless in the Bay Area. RoseRoss’ Estate & Vintage Collection includes pieces from the most influential luxury brands that have been collected and curated from around the world by Claudia Castillo Ross and Tiffany Rose Cummins. From some of the largest brands, Cartier, Bulgari to Hidalgo, each piece has been intimately chosen for the RoseRoss Collection. Whether on the red carpet, at a special event or at home, the RoseRoss Collection is meant for the buyer to wear their pieces for years to come. “RoseRoss takes what has been collected and showcases the luxury brands into special Estate & Vintage pieces that have a unique history in each and every one,” said co-founder Claudia Castillo Ross. Tiffany Rose Cummins added, “I am so thrilled that we can offer this breathtaking RoseRoss Collection to our customers while giving back to a very worthy cause.”   ABOUT ROSEROSS: Tiffany Rose Cummins and Claudia Castillo Ross have been collectors of fine jewelry for over four decades combined. They have found a passion in finding Vintage pieces that tell a story and have distinctive history. Each has travelled the globe and hand selected their most treasured items to build personal collections they love. After years of collecting some of the finest luxury pieces, they realized that there was a need to curate and showcase them as newfound treasures. Having worked with the most influential luxury brands for many years, the founders of RoseRoss have developed an expert eye and an uncanny ability to uncover some of the world’s best collections to become the leading purveyor of finer things. Drawing from their extensive past and present travels, RoseRoss presents a curated Collection of the world’s most coveted Estate & Vintage jewelry for collecting and enjoyment. For more Information, please visit   ###   Media Contact: David McDonald RoseRoss 213.215.9269  (

BeatWoven® Launches a Bespoke Luxury Woven Collection for Harrods, Translated from Classic British Pop

Introducing BeatWoven®– a multi-award-winning label which is striking a unique chord in the prestige interior design market. The pioneering range of woven luxe fabric uses technology to visualise intangible audio patterns created by popular music, fusing them with traditional woven patterns. The first collection, DreaMelody: Patterns in Play is now available at the iconic Harrods, and each exquisitely crafted piece is set to create an impact this festive season as cultured fashionistas search for the perfect magical gift. The DreaMelody collection ( is a quintessential British range, capturing the essence of magic and fantasy through the use of classic pop songs by the UK’s finest musicians. From ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ by The Beatles to ‘A Kinda Magic’ by rockers Queen, the beautiful range sees these timeless songs transposed into four luxurious textile pieces and art cushions. BeatWoven was born in 2008, when founder Nadia-Anne Ricketts began to explore the link between the language of woven textiles and sound. The result was its Fabrics of Sound range, which through innovative technology reveals patterns rooted in music. Designed by Nadia-Anne Ricketts, her approach blurred the boundaries between aesthetics and audio, opening a whole new dimension in music. To create the fabrics, songs are played through the bespoke BeatWoven technology in order to translate the audio into digital patterns. The design team then study and edit the pattern to ensure its artistic integrity – some of the patterns are left completely untouched, while some have their most aesthetically pleasing elements carved out then repeated, flipped, looped or mixed to create a sublime graphic tribute to a much-loved piece of music. Woven on a silk warp at the last remaining English silk weaving mill, each fabric features an abundance of luxury pure silver metallised yarns, and is finished with a cashmere treatment to give them an extra special handle. Designer and creator Nadia hopes that the pioneering collection will show that weaving is not a lost art, and can still be used to create cutting-edge pieces. Nadia says, “I want to show that weaving can be fun, sassy and sexy – it’s not all about tartan mustard tweeds. Weaving is a timeless craft with an abundance of heritage and skill, and BeatWoven fuses it with modern technology to create a truly unique story that places weaving on the frontline of forward-thinking design.” She adds, “Using classic British songs about magic and fantasy, BeatWoven aims to create mystical, dreamy textiles that are perfect for the home, and would make wonderful gifts for music or art lovers this Christmas season.” The collection offers fabric by the metre, so the creatively inclined can work their own magic on the textiles; whether they wish to upholster furniture or make wall panels, the DreaMelody collection makes for a wonderful piece of conversational art. The cushions are available in a variety of colours and sizes so that it’s easy to choose the piece that will work in perfect harmony with an existing interior. For more information about BeatWoven and the DreaMelody collection, or designer Nadia-Anne Ricketts, please visit the website:  and watch the video: Contact


A teleconference will be held for analysts, the media and investors on the same day at 09:15 am (CET). The report will be presented by Scott Myers, CEO and Marshall Woodworth, CFO. The presentation will be held in English. After the presentation there will be an Q&A session via the teleconference. For participation via the teleconference please call in five minutes prior to the specified time to ensure a punctual start to the meeting. Call in at: +46 8 519 99 356 (Sweden) +44 20 319 40 554 (UK) +1 8 552 692 607 (US) The presentation will also be available ondemand at For more information about Aerocrine: Scott Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +1 970 368 0336 Marshall Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, Aerocrine AB: +1 919 749 8748 or +46 709 695 219 Or visit About Aerocrine Aerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX MINO® and NIOX VERO®. Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2007.

Roddy Graham made an Honorary Fellow of the ICFM

At today’s annual national members’ conference held at the Henry Ford College, Loughborough, outgoing chairman Roddy Graham was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM). Newly-elected chairman of the ICFM, Paul Hollick, commented on presenting the surprise honorary fellowship: “Roddy Graham has driven the ICFM to new heights. In his eight years steering the Institute, membership of the ICFM rose by over fifty per cent. It was also brought firmly into the 21st Century with a new logo and website. Key initiatives included the BVRLA Professional Fleet Consultant Development Programme. Roddy is passionate over everything he gets involved with and the ICFM was no exception. He gave back to the industry and heralded professional fleet training as a means of developing a better career path and adding real value to employer organisations. It was fantastic to, in light of his tremendous achievements, for Council to recognise him in this way.” Roddy is a strategic business professional with extensive experience in the vehicle rental and leasing industry. He was previously non-executive director of the Zenith-Leasedrive Holdings group and commercial director of Leasedrive where he was responsible for implementation of the company's business development programme. Before joining the Leasedrive BIMBO transaction team in a similar position in 2003, Roddy was managing director of Ignition Vehicle Management. This was a new venture, which Roddy steered from initial concept to a fully established operating leasing company. Prior to Ignition Vehicle Management, Roddy was managing director of Budget Rent a Car UK. Originally appointed as sales and marketing director, he played a key role in the acquisition of two car rental companies. Later, he led the purchase of seven licensee operations at a time when Budget was pursuing a business strategy of corporate-ownership. Roddy joined Budget from Highway Vehicle Management where he held the position of sales director for six years. He was invited to join the Institute of Car Fleet Management Council as Chairman in 2006. Roddy, is married with two sons and lives in Chobham, Surrey. In 2007, Roddy won the second annual Fleet News ‘Leasing Personality of the Year' Award and is a member of the Hall of Fame.

AAAASF board of directors conducts election of officers

The board of directors for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) elected officers and welcomed two new board members Oct. 25. The officers are as follows: · President: Dr. Foad Nahai of Atlanta, where he is a professor of plastic surgery at Emory University · President-elect: Dr. David C. Watts of Vineland, New Jersey · Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Lawrence S. Reed of New York · Vice President of External Relations: Darrell Ranum of Columbus, Ohio · Vice President of Standards: Dr. Hector Vila, Jr. of Tampa, Florida · Vice President of Education: Dr. Gary M Brownstein of Cherry Hill, New Jersey The new board members are Dr. Paul J. LoVerme of Verona, New Jersey and Dr. William B. Rosenblatt of New York. Also during the board meeting, members presented a Past President's Award to outgoing President Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes of Los Angeles. He passed the gavel of leadership to Nahai. Nahai is internationally recognized as an innovator in the field of plastic surgery where he has developed and refined many procedures. He has co-authored 10 books and published more than 190 scientific articles on all aspects of plastic surgery. The latest book he authored and edited, published in 2011, is the second edition of his three-volume text entitled, The Art of Aesthetic Surgery. He served as the 2008 to 2010 president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), is a past president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), former director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is currently Editor-In-Chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Nahai, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Paul and Bill to the AAAASF board of directors. Their leadership, commitment to patient safety and surgical expertise will make them valuable contributors to AAAASF as we continue to grow our business and mission of safety.” The board also named Theresa Griffin-Rossi, Certified Association Executive (CAE), as the AAAASF executive director, changing her status from interim executive director. She is the first female executive director to lead AAAASF in its 35 years. In addition, a Service Recognition Award was also presented to Dr. James A. Yates of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. About the AAAASF The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) ( was established in 1980 to develop an accreditation program to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities while assuring the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility. More than 2,100 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF stands alone as the program setting the "gold standard" for quality patient care. For more information, visit or Facebook (http://file://localhost/American%20Association%20for%20Accreditation%20of%20Ambulatory%20Surgery%20Facilities), LinkedIn ( and Twitter (

Kungsleden uses nanotechnology in sustainability projects

One of Kungsleden’s properties in Västerås has large glass façades, which poses a challenge in terms of the indoor climate during the summer. The window film producer 3M and the installation company Basreklam has together with Kungsleden installed a new sun control window film based on nanotechnology on the 900 sqm glass walls. The window film is virtually invisible to the naked eye, but reduces 60 percent of the sun’s rays and 99.9 percent of the UV rays. The film’s optical specification allows it to screen the sunlight without making the room darker. Additionally, the window film is free from metals otherwise common in traditional window films, which minimizes corrosion and signal disturbance for mobile phones. “Thanks to 3M’s window film we don’t need to cool the building to the same extent during the summer, which is very energy consuming. As a large property owner we have a responsibility towards the environment and our tenants, which is why we constantly review new technologies and materials in order to reduce our footprint on the environment and society”, says Thomas Wallin, Property Manager at Kungsleden. Kungsleden has also chosen to evaluate an alternative technology for the roof on an office building on the Finnslätten area. The roof is 4,200 sqm and covered by the mineral Olivine, one of the worlds most common minerals. Olivine has the capacity to accumulate carbondioxid, so when it rains on the roof carbondioxid in the air reacts with the Olivine and transforms into silicon dioxid (Silica) and magnesium carbonate. “The advantage of large roofs is that they cover a vast area and therefore become effective accumulators of carbondioxid. The roof on our office building accumulates 7,500 kg of carbondioxid during its life span of 30 years, which equals the emissions of 53,000 kilometers of driving”, says Thomas Wallin.

DDM Holding AG publishes its nine month report 2014 (January-September 2014)

Excerpts from the nine month report: Comment by the CEO: Following our successful listing on Nasdaq First North Stockholm, our investments increased in the third quarter of 2014 and we have entered new markets. Since the start of the year, we have invested more than EUR 15 million. Entering the fourth quarter, our pipeline of future investments remains strong. During the third quarter, we have capitalised on the origination efforts we made in the spring. We are pursuing our strategy of geographical diversification by making significant investments outside our traditional core-markets of Russia and Romania. During the first nine months of 2014, we have entered two new markets, Poland and Slovenia, and re-entered the Czech Republic. We expect these investments to start generating cash flow during the fourth quarter 2014. As a result of DDM entering new markets, the composition of our portfolio has changed during the year. Romania remains our largest and most important market, although its share of the total portfolio decreased to 41 percent at the end September 2014 from 58% at the start of the year. During the quarter, we welcomed Fredrik Olsson as our new CFO and a strong addition to our management team. We have also strengthened our operations team by recruiting a new Head of Collections. These two additions to our management team have put us in a position to further increase our level of investments. We continue to make significant steps towards being fully compliant with the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange rules in preparation for listing on the main market. Consequently, as we have previously communicated, we are in the process of converting from Swiss GAAP to IFRS. As a step in this process, DDM has applied voluntary amendments to its accounting policy during 2014. We continue to see attractive opportunities across the Eastern European region. Our long-standing relations with international financial institutions, active in Eastern Europe, has earned DDM status as a credible acquirer of assets. This, in combination with our proprietary IT system, for analysis and management of assets, and focus on solving the individual’s debt situation, are factors in our continued success

KappAhl expands Shop Online

KappAhl's e-commerce activity has seen extremely good development in terms of turnover since it began in 2011. The fashion chain closely follows the customers’ consumption patterns.      "Customers are increasingly preparing their purchases on the Internet now. This requires more of KappAhl in terms of presence and a clear concept", says KappAhl's Vice President Marketing Joakim Holmstrand. The keywords in the development of the new site have been 'easy to shop', '24 hours a day' and 'more inspiration'. It has also been important to create effective, secure solutions. Improvements have included new search opportunities and better payment and freight options. And not least a modern and responsive design, which means that the layout adapts and is easy to read regardless of whether the customer uses a computer, mobile telephone or tablet.     "The new site facilitates an entirely new speed of response and hit rate for the business", says Joakim Holmstrand. "For the customer, everything must hang together. She should always recognise the shopping experience, whether she is using Shop Online or is visiting a store." Efforts to reinforce the relationship with KappAhl's many loyal customers will continue as early as next year.     "We shall be where our customers are, when it suits them. We see opportunities to expand our Shop Online to more markets. Next will be Poland, during the first six months of 2015", concludes Johan Åberg. KappAhl's new website can be found at

Storebrand ASA: Capital Markets Day 2014

Storebrand will today host a capital markets day in London. All presentations are attached to this announcement, and can also be found on Storebrand`s web site The key take aways from today's presentations are: · Storebrand continue to grow the business within long term savings and insurance · Storebrand reports for the first time an economic Solvency II calculation. The Solvency II ratio are estimated to be 125 per cent as of Q3 2014, and is expected to be between 125 per cent and 150 per cent at the time of implementation of Solvency II in 2016 · Storebrand will deliver on the communicated cost targets for 2014, and will report a cost/income ratio going forward The Board of Directors in Storebrand ASA confirms the dividend policy. Financial targets are updated with a new Solvency II target of minimum 130 per cent. Given the short time period before finalization of Solvency II regulations, the low interest rate environment and the continued reserve strengthening for longevity, it is unlikely that the Board of Directors will propose a dividend for 2014 Webcast from today's presentations will be available throughout the day on from 10:00 CET. Lysaker, 26 November 2014 Contacts: Head of Investor Relations Trond Finn Eriksen: Mobile (+47) 99 16 41 35 Finance Director Sigbjørn Birkeland: Mobile (+47) 93 48 08 93 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)

Volvo to renew Climate Savers partnership with WWF

“Our commitment to WWF will generate concrete progress, and demonstrates that we are serious about our emission reduction efforts that harmonize with our vision of sustainable and zero emission transportation in the future. Climate Savers imposes very high demand on the Volvo Group, and we are proud to be able to continue the cooperation,” says Volvo President and CEO, Olof Persson. In 2010, the Volvo Group was the first producer of heavy trucks and vehicles in the world to join the WWF program Climate Savers. Climate Savers involves multi-national companies in the fight to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. The companies included in Climate Savers pledge to reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions pursuant to an agreement between the company, WWF and independent technical experts. The Volvo Group is still the only automotive manufacturer that is a member of Climate Savers and the unique strategic cooperation will now increase. In addition to a promise to reduce emissions from vehicles and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo will implement a number of activities aimed at accelerating the development toward lower and ultimately zero carbon emissions throughout the transport and construction sector. The commitment includes: · A cumulative reduction of emissions from products and production by at least 40 Million tons of CO2 by 2020 compared with 2013. · Developing a truck prototype with substantially lower fuel consumption compared with a corresponding truck today. · Volvo CE will develop and demonstrate technologies with considerable efficiency improvements. Volvo CE estimates the new prototypes to be at least 30% better than a standard 2013 year model. · Starting up a so-called City Mobility concept in at least five cities. City Mobility is the collective term for an offering in which Volvo Buses collaborates with cities and regions to find the best and most energy-efficient public transport solution. One example is to plan for the infrastructure required for electric city buses. · Encourage and help ten selected suppliers to improve energy efficiency. · Hosting the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) that aims to create a dialogue with construction industry representatives, academia and politicians, as well as providing funding for new research and share existing knowledge and resources to help the industry make a difference for generations to come. "The transport sector has a very large impact on the climate. As part of a broader strategy to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, voluntary initiatives from businesses are very important. The Volvo Group’s commitments are a good example of how the transport sector can and should bring down its emissions across the value chain, with potential to change the future of transportation and construction. I welcome Volvo’s commitment and encourage them to continue progressing towards ever more ambitious targets, and I hope their efforts will also encourage others to follow suit,” says Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International. The Volvo Group will launch the renewed cooperation with WWF during a press conference at the Group’s Sustainability Forum on November 26. Reporters who wish to attend the press conference are welcome to Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutsonsgatan 2, Stockholm, at 14.15 pm. #VolvoForum November 26, 2014 Journalists who would like further information, please contact: Karin Wik, Volvo Group, tel +46 765 53 10 20 Marie von Zeipel, WWF, tel +46 706 29 10 77 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 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

The Montessori School Community Amsterdam chooses EMC VSPEX for Microsoft Hyper-V from Proact

The total solution consists of two EMC VNX systems, including Cisco network components and Hyper-V virtualisation from Microsoft.  The new pre-validated, standardised platform, which is fully compatible, perfectly meets the requirements of MSA in terms of availability, scalability and flexibility. Sigrid Leemans, Head of ICT MSA: “We have chosen Proact due to their proven expertise in, and their cooperation with leading players such as EMC and Cisco. Proact therefore always has access to the latest technologies. We are thereby enhancing the IT infrastructure that can support our organisation in providing education for our students.” “The demand for converged data centre infrastructure solutions is also increasing in the public segment. Here also, they are looking for more efficiency and effectiveness in the data centre. The selected EMC VSPEX solution ensures that the Montessori Scholengemeenschap Amsterdam Foundation will have a scalable and flexible platform available that is suitable for the various applications and many thousands of users. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration, says Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands.” Montessori Scholengemeenschap Amsterdam Foundation The MSA is a group of schools for secondary Montessori education in Amsterdam, with a long tradition in the maintenance and development of high-quality secondary Montessori education. At the moment, the school community consists of four schools that are unique in their educational approach, based on a common Montessori vision. Each school operates fully autonomously based on its own tradition and identity. Through its own educational services, each school stands out as a leading and vibrant school, where both students and teachers feel at home, day after day. The MSA provides education for the following Dutch forms of education:vwo, gymnasium, athenaeum, havo, mavo and vmbo.

Transcom’s re-domiciliation to Sweden completed; 1:50 reverse split to follow

Stockholm, 26 November 2014 THE RE-DOMICILIATION In accordance with the previously communicated timetable, final registration of Transcom’s re-domiciliation and merger between Transcom WorldWide S.A. and Transcom WorldWide AB (publ) (the "Company") was effected today by the Swedish Companies Registration Office (the "SCRO"). This final registration by the SCRO has, among others, the following effects: · As previously announced, the first day of trading in the ordinary shares of the Company on Nasdaq Stockholm will be 28 November 2014. The shares will be traded under the ticker "TWW" and with the ISIN number SE0006055257. · Transcom WorldWide S.A. has been dissolved and all of its assets and liabilities have been transferred to the Company, the new parent of the Transcom Group.   · 1,301,581,530 new ordinary shares have been issued by the Company in accordance with the merger plan, meaning that the Company thereafter has 1,302,860,600 outstanding ordinary shares in total, of which 1,383,551 are treasury shares held by the Company itself. · The ordinary shares issued as merger consideration are expected to be registered on the VP-accounts of the shareholders on 28 November 2014. · Cash payments following the sale by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken of fractions of shares, as set out in the merger plan and the merger prospectus, are expected to be made to the recipients on 3 December 2014. As referred to in the merger plan, the Company will assume the obligations to participants under existing long-term incentive plans. Therefore, in connection with the completion of the merger, the Company has passed resolutions to secure its ability to meet these incentive plan obligations. This includes resolving to issue 649,372 class C shares and to re-purchase these same shares for delivery to long-term incentive plan participants.   For additional details on the re-domiciliation of the parent company of the Transcom Group from Luxembourg to Sweden, please refer to Transcom’s website at THE 1:50 REVERSE SPLIT As previously announced, Transcom has resolved to execute a 1:50 reverse split of the ordinary share of the Company following the re-domiciliation. The Company intends to execute the reverse split during the period 10-12 December 2014. Please find further information on the reverse split below. General The purpose of the reverse split is to achieve an appropriate number of shares listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Through the reverse split, 50 existing ordinary shares will become one (1) new ordinary share. For those shareholders who, on the record date (12 December 2014), do not hold an amount of shares that corresponds to a whole number of new shares following completion of the reverse split, ownership of the excess shares will pass from such shareholders to the Company on the record date, in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 50 of the Companies Act. Such excess shares will then be sold by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and the proceeds will be distributed to the shareholders entitled thereto. For shareholders holding fewer than 50 shares, the execution of the reverse split means that all their shares will be sold as excess shares. The reverse share split will reduce the total number of ordinary shares in the Company from 1,302,860,600 to 26,057,212, and the quota value of each share will be increased from EUR 0.043 to EUR 2.15. Except for the increased quota value, each new consolidated share will carry the same rights as the shares prior to the reverse split. Following registration of the resolutions referred to above to secure the Company's ability to meet its obligations under its long-term incentive plans, the quota value per ordinary share will be changed to EUR 2.10 per share. Shareholders are not required to take any measures in connection with the reverse share split. However, to avoid selling excess shares, the number of shares on the record date shall be evenly divisible by 50. The last trading day to obtain a number of shares that is evenly divisible by 50 is 10 December 2014. Reverse split time table 10 December 2014 - Last day of trading in the Company's shares before the reverse share split. 11 December 2014 - First day of trading in the Company's shares after the reverse share split (now under a new ISIN number, SE0006168316.) 12 December 2014 - Record date for the reverse share split; the excess shares pass to the Company. 15 December 2014 - The new number of shares are booked onto the shareholder's VP-account. 23 December 2014 - Payment of proceeds from sales of excess shares. Shares registered with nominees For shareholders in the Company whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee, the shareholding after the reverse share split as well as any payment of proceeds from the sale of excess shares will be managed in accordance with each nominee’s procedures. The Company recommends shareholders to contact their nominee in case of questions on such nominee procedures. Tax considerations in Sweden The reverse split of shares does not give rise to any taxation since it merely implies that the aggregate quota value of the shares is allocated to fewer shares. The aggregate tax basis for all shares before the reverse share split will therefore be the same after the reverse share split. However, the average tax basis per share will be different. A sale of excess shares is taxable and also affects the aggregated average tax basis. Upon such a disposal of excess shares by means of transfer of the title to the shares to the Company and the subsequent sale at the Company’s expense, a capital gains taxation is triggered. A capital gain or capital loss respectively, is calculated as the difference between the sales proceeds and the average tax basis of the shares sold. The standard method is applicable. “I am very pleased that we have now finalized the re-domiciliation to Sweden, given the benefits for the Group and its shareholders. We have aligned Transcom’s legal domicile with the domicile of its owners, as the majority of the company’s shareholders are Swedish. General meetings of the shareholders will now be held in Sweden rather than in Luxembourg, facilitating shareholder participation. In addition, Transcom is no longer bound by dual legal systems, which will lower costs and simplify the execution of corporate actions. We now also have a listing structure that is simpler and less costly, as we have abandoned the SDR system. Transcom’s ordinary shares are now directly admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm. Finally, we have established one single class of listed shares, offering the potential of increased liquidity. “While this re-domiciliation is a major change from the corporate governance and capital markets perspectives, it is business as usual from a business operations viewpoint. The new Swedish parent company of the Transcom Group (Transcom WorldWide AB) has taken over all assets and liabilities of Transcom WorldWide S.A. As always, we remain committed to delivering excellent service to our clients’ customers in a reliable, consistent and cost-effective way”, commented Johan Eriksson, Transcom’s President and CEO. -------------------- Transcom WorldWide AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 26 November at 10:10 AM CET. For further information, please contact: Johan Eriksson, President and CEOTelephone +46 70 776 80 22 Pär Christiansen, CFOTelephone +46 70 776 80 16 Stefan Pettersson, Head of Group CommunicationsTelephone +46 70 776 80 88

Panlight Remote Flash Control Device Smashes 23k Target in 33 Hours

A London entrepreneur and photographer has taken crowdfunding to a whole new level with his new Kickstarter campaign. Mike Garrard and his innovative Panlight invention is currently £10,000 over his initial goal of £23,000 with 25 days to go on the project. The Panlight ( has proved amazingly popular worldwide in the photography community, with 270 backers so far. Designed for professional photographers, the device can alter the tilt and direction of mirrorless cameras or remote flashes from 100ft away at the touch of a button.  The brain child of Mike Garrard, a professional photographer for almost a decade, the Panlight is being dubbed as the “virtual lighting assistant of the future.” Mike Garrard, inventor of the Panlight said, “Working with cameras professionally day-in day-out, I understand the challenges and obstacles photographers have to face on the job. About a year ago I set about solving these frustrating problems and came up with Panlight. I knew it was a great idea for a product, but I have been overwhelmed with the amount of support it’s received in such a short time. We hit the funding target in just 33 hours of the campaign going live, which means Panlight will definitely go into the production stage.” Panlight offers remote direction control for flash and cameras which has never before been available on the market. As a light-weight pan and tilt device, it gives full directional control of speedlight flashes or Wi-Fi controlled mirrorless cameras. Using a small pocket-sized remote control, photographers can change the direction of their device points from up to 100ft away, 360 degrees left and right, and nearly 180 degrees up and down. The device allows photographers to place cameras where they can’t usually shoot, producing unique angles or multi-view photography. Photographers can even choose to use multiple Panlights as four separate devices can be controlled from the same remote; this would give unprecedented angles and coverage for special events such as weddings. Although designed in the UK, Panlight will be shipping worldwide from US and European destinations making the highly sought after invention available all around the globe. Backers on Kickstarter will be the first to receive the revolutionary Panlight in March 2015. When asked of the stimulus for his idea, Mr Garrard said, “As a professional wedding photographer for nearly 10 years, I'm a regular user of off-camera flash. I got frustrated needing to accurately set up gridded lighting under time pressures, so to reduce set-up time I wanted to create something to allow this. I also wanted to create a tool to let me reach higher angles for things like large group photos, and aerial scene-setting shots of some of the amazing locations I was working in.” To find out more about Panlight’s Kickstarter campaign or to pledge your support, visit:   To find out more about the product visit the website:


Customers of Britain’s most exclusive department stores will be getting their festive turkeys delivered on the most advanced pallet systems in the country, thanks to packaging logistics specialist PLS. The firm is a pioneer in RFID-enabled plastic pallets, which will be used to transport luxury Bourbon Red turkeys from Peach Croft Farm in Abingdon to the world-famous Fortnum & Mason in London, as well as many other high quality butchers across the country, just in time for Christmas dinner. Bourbon Reds are particularly prized because of their rarity as a heritage breed, and on Peach Croft Farm, they are raised free-range on a wholly natural diet. Peach Croft Farm selected PLS as its pallet supplier because the company’s plastic pallets improve hygiene and reduce costs incurred by product waste, often driven by wooden pallets damaging product integrity – meaning the ‘champion of turkeys’ will arrive in the best possible condition. The pallets are considerably more durable than wood, with a lifespan typically several times as long; the pallets can also be comprehensively disinfected after each use, ensuring maximum food hygiene and safety. Bill Homewood, Owner, Peach Croft Farm, says: “Customers need to be certain of where their festive turkey has come from and that it has been handled in the most hygienic way possible from farm to fork, which is why I am using PLS plastic pallets. I can be confident that the Bourbon Reds will arrive in time for Christmas in as good a condition as when they left the farm.” PLS introduced RFID-enabled plastic pallets to Europe in 2012, which transform the logistics possibilities open to the food industry and other sectors where quality, durability and traceability are crucial. RFID technology allows the pallets to be traced every step of their journey which is crucial for not only luxury food items, but all groceries, as customers become increasingly conscious of the provenance of their food. The system also delivers material benefit to the users of the packaging assets – the increased visibility enables the identification and reduction of asset losses; the optimisation of asset inventory; improved productivity through reducing inefficient manual processes and improved service due to confidence in the availability of returnable packaging used to transport goods. PLS’ tracking software is particularly powerful in the food supply chain as it provides an audit trail to ensure regular cleaning and maintenance of packaging, ensuring pallet cleanliness and ultimately food hygiene. Jon Graves, Operations Director, PLS, says: “Food security is critical and you cannot compromise at Christmas. Our fully washable and traceable plastic pallets are the perfect choice for businesses that need to transport goods hygienically and economically.” PLS’s plastic pallet pool consists of both standard UK 1200x1000mm full perimeter skids and Euro-pallets, manufactured from food-grade high-density polyethylene (HDPE). All pallets are 100 per cent waterproof and easily cleaned, with a lifespan unparalleled by their wooden equivalents, demonstrating substantial savings over the lifetime of the assets. ends Note to editors:PLS is a subsidiary of Bibby Supply Chain Services – a £350m revenue group of supply chain-focused business, operating in eight countries and employing in excess of 2,000 people. Bibby Supply Chain Services is a division of the family-owned, global £1.5bn revenue Bibby Line Group, which currently has a diverse portfolio of activity including retail, financial services, maritime, offshore oil & gas and supply chain services. Further press information:James Boley and James Keeler at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467. PLS/002/14

Don’t Let London Life Stand In The Way of Dating, with Bowes-Lyon Partnership

Bowes-Lyon Partnership, the capital’s leading professional introduction agency, is urging London-dwellers not to let their hectic lifestyles distract from finding love this Christmas. With hundreds of elite clients all searching for a special someone, the festive season could be the perfect time to be matched with someone new. Life in the UK’s busiest city reaches breaking point over the festive period, with a seemingly endless schedule of shopping, working, attending parties, keeping appointments and a little more shopping – it’s a wonder anyone has time to breathe, never mind meet someone new! The matchmakers at Bowes-Lyon Partnership help by taking the hard part out of their clients’ hands. They don’t have to spend time monitoring online profiles or responding to messages in their own time – the team at Bowes-Lyon Partnership handle all introductions, leaving members free to focus on enjoying all the fun that dating brings. Hayley Bystram, Director of Bowes-Lyon Partnership, says, “Living and working in the capital can be a full-time occupation in itself – throw families and social calendars into the mix, and it’s amazing that anyone can find the time to bag a date! Our unique matchmaking service is focused on ensuring our clients find love the hassle-free way. We do all of the legwork, researching matches for each individual client, and we only present matches to our members when we’re sure they’ll have a great chance of success. We make the introductions – our clients enjoy the dates! It’s really that simple.” She adds, “Here at Bowes-Lyon Partnership we’d like to encourage more people not to let the hectic nature of London life stand in the way of dating. By utilising our exclusive service they can remove the time-consuming element and focus on the fun side – finding love!” Bowes-Lyon Partnership is very different from other dating services, which rely on members to carry out much of the legwork. The elite service favours a more personal approach, which frees clients of the pressures of finding their own match. The team at the exclusive dating service get to know each of their clients individually, striving to further understand their values, morals, ambitions and overall personality. This information is then used to find matches from the extensive database of refined, elite members. Clients don’t have to invest time coming up with snappy phrases for an online profile, or spend long evenings exchanging messages with incompatible members – their time is totally free to enjoy the excitement of dating, without the tedious downsides.  To find out more about London’s foremost introduction company visit

Online Reputation Management Now Crucial Strand of Marketing, say Social Media Experts Social Buzzing

In the world of online marketing, a brand is only as good as its reviews – which is why leading social media management experts Social Buzzing offer a stellar reputation management service ( as part of their comprehensive package. Almost 80% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, and almost three quarters state that good reviews can give them more trust in a brand – the overwhelming statistics demonstrate beyond all argument that reputation management is now one of the most crucial strands of online marketing for small businesses trying to make a name for themselves. Operating on slim budgets and with plenty to worry about besides social media, many small businesses nowadays can’t justify hiring a full-time, permanent reputation manager – step forward, Social Buzzing. The company offers a total social media management service (, with a reputation management element included. From responding to critical reviews on social networks, to ensuring that queries are dealt with in a professional way, the team managing every Facebook, Twitter and Google+ account cover every base to ensure that the reputation of a brand remains intact. Vanessa Whitaker, Founder and Director of Social Buzzing says, “Once we’ve leveraged our expertise in order to attract new customers to a brand, we also ensure that the brand’s newly-boosted reputation remains strong online through reputation management. Word-of-mouth marketing and online reviews now have a huge sway on consumers’ purchase decisions, and it’s never been more important to ensure that there’s someone around to handle to complaints and dispel bad reviews if necessary.” As many as 89% of consumers go online to do additional research when it comes to choosing a product – especially when the product is of high-cost, like a car or a holiday. If the first thing that these consumers see when they visit a Facebook or Twitter page is a stream of complaints or poor reviews, they are significantly less likely to place an order with them. However, if a company is making an effort to respond to both negative and positive comments, it can boost the perception of that organisation. 7 in 10 consumers in one survey said that seeing a brand respond to comments showed that they cared about customers, had great customer service credentials and were more trustworthy than competitors. Ms Whitaker adds, “Honesty and authenticity are the cornerstones of online reputation management nowadays – but not all businesses can spare the time necessary to monitor their social media accounts in this way. Our service gives businesses a way to manage their reputation on a full-time basis without the time or substantial financial investment.” To find out more about Social Buzzing, or to enquire about their range of services, visit the website: Email: Tel: 0207 859 4100

Stena Bulk joins World Ocean Council for sustainable maritime practices

Stena Bulk has long championed a more sustainable approach to shipping and its fleet of tankers is among the safest and most modern in the world. In a market that encompasses the transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum products and chemicals, an unfailing commitment to safety and environmental consideration is a must.The World Ocean Council encourages the business community to assume collective responsibility for the seas, and does not believe that a single company or industry can alone solve problems related to the Arctic, marine debris and ocean noise from tankers. Accordingly, the organization has engaged a vast array of sectors including shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, cable companies, legal and financial services, as well as representatives from insurance companies.The Council’s practical efforts are aimed at improving ocean research to ensure safe and sustainable business practices, educating the public and relevant parties about corporate responsibility, and adding to the political discourse and maritime planning efforts.“Stena Bulk is delighted to become a member of the World Ocean Council. Sustainable business practices and sustainable seas require a global strategy. This international industrial platform allows us and other responsible members of the maritime trade to partner with like-minded companies from other sectors. Working as one, we are better equipped to handle the sustainability challenges facing current and future generations of our business,” explains Erik Hånell, CEO of Stena Bulk AB.For further information, please contact:Erik HånellPresident and CEOStena Bulk ABMobile +46 704 855 002erik.hanell@stenabulk.comWith offices in six countries, Stena Bulk is one of the world’s leading tanker shipping companies. The company controls a combined fleet of around 100 tankers. Stena Bulk is part of the Stena Sphere, which has more than 20,000 employees and sales of SEK 60 billion.


Standseven and WOFH are joining forces this Christmas to provide the perfect opportunity to purchase beautiful gifts and support those affected by the terrible Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. The event hosted by award winning celebrity stylist and Shine on Sierra Leone Goodwill Ambassador - Tara Smith, will take place at private members club the Library Wednesday 17th December, 4pm -7pm.   Shine on Sierra Leone ( is an organisation that integrates sustainable healthcare, education, microfinance, and development as four parts of a greater whole to ultimately create the future of an innerdependent Sierra Leone. For nearly a decade, Shine On has been an incredibly effective organisation at facilitating innovative and socially progressive partnerships between Sierra Leoneans and the west. Since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, Shine On has worked tirelessly to help those in need and ultimately put an end to this disease for good.  Tara will talk about the vital work Shine On is doing and offer an insight to the Ebola crisis.  STANDSEVEN is an online destination offering online trunk shows of design products that create positive social impact. They collaborate with renowned artists and designers to create limited edition pieces, such as the stunning ‘Stool 7’, created by architect, designer and OBE, David Adjaye. Not only are the stools functional pieces of art, but each one sold pays for one Ebola response kit for a family unit in Sierra Leone. WOFH scarfs and blankets are hand-woven by generations of master craftsmen and women in Sierra Leone. Weavers purchase sweaters that have been donated from around the world; each one is unwoven, re-spooled and woven into strips using traditional looms. As a result, each creation is a one-of-a-kind combination, a global piece of art. These will be on sale at the event with 20% of sales will be donation to the Shine on Sierra Leone charity. Please join us for a glass of mulled wine at this festive event, and give generously to help Shine on Sierra Leone support the Ebola crisis this Christmas.   If you cannot attend the event please visit to purchase the Stool 7, WOFH’s handwoven scarfs and blankets, as well as many other unique artisan products. With thanks sponsors Cash & Rocket and Tara Smith, and especially the Library for the generous use of their stunning venue. Venue Details: Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4BN +44 (0)203 302 7912 Images: More on request RSVP and More Information: For further information about this pop-up event please contact: Emma-Louise O’Neill +44 7515 136909

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Diamond Bar, CA

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 Sunday, November 30th, 2014. 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 two-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion Blue Moon Odom and 1983 first round draft pick Rob Nelson, as well as Mike Burns, Paul Jaeckel, Phil Ouelette, Jeff Patterson, Jay Pettibone, Dennis Powell, Erasmo Ramirez and Ron Tompkins. These ten players combine for 39 years and 790 games in Major League Baseball. The clinic will take place at Heritage Park, running from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., located at 2900 S. Brea Canyon Road, Diamond Bar, CA 91765. 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. 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. ###

Mindmancer and Responda 113 signs partnership agreement

– The agreement with 113 is a direct result from our partnership work during the last year. 113 will be handling alarms for Finnish partner Turvatiimi. The partnership also opens possibilities to deliver alarm services to countries in Europe where 113 and Mindmancer could grow together, says Richard Radomski, Partner manager at Mindmancer AB. – We are very enthusiastic about the Mindmancer technology, which enables visual real time alarm monitoring and immediate preventive actions. The service is available twenty-four hours a day without being dependent on the location of monitored subjects or areas, says Petri Kokkonen, CEO at Responda 113. This service is cost efficient and absolutely perfect for building sites security, large areas that need high security, and public areas such as schools and churches. Responda 113 Responda 113 offers around the clock control room, camera surveillance, alarm receiving center and command center services for both the private and public sectors. 113 utilizes the latest technology based on the Insta Response system produced by Insta Defsec. Responda 113 offers monitoring services against cyber threats and machine monitoring globally. The customer service center of 113 is at your service round-the-clock, every day of the year, all over the world. To learn more, visit For further information: Responda 113 Petri Kokkonen,Phone: +358 500 481 818E-mail: ( Mindmancer ABJohnny Berlic, CEOPhone: +46 31 789 40 01E-mail:

Kickstarter Campaign Offers Revolutionary Tea and Coffee Press with GROUNDSAWAY Cleaning System

Coffee addicts up and down the country understand the frustration and inconvenience of having to clean dregs and residue from used cafetieres. Degono ( has launched a Kickstarter campaign to put an end to the repeated cleaning of cups and mugs with its groundbreaking tea and coffee press designed to prevent coffee grounds and tea leaves from contaminating hot drinks. The ultra-chic cleaning system makes removal of coffee grounds easy, utilising the innovative GROUNDSAWAY cleaning system. As the first model of its type to do so, the system makes use of a second filter that nestles at the bottom of the jug trapping stray grounds for effortless removal. Degono teamed its radical concept with one of the UK’s leading product design companies to rectify existing issues in the cafetieres market such as poorly positioned handles and malfunctioning filters. The finished prototype has refined the process and makes use of many integral features including a soft-grip handle, knuckle protection, dual filters, heat protecting pedestal and anti-spin ridges. The piece de resistance of the prototype is the GROUNDSAWAY mechanism ( which separates the grounds from the brew. The innovative grab and release device enables the filter to separate from the cafetiere. Users can then empty the cafetiere in one carefree motion, using a push button to release dregs into the garbage. Utilising a super-fine mesh system, grit is retained whilst a fresh cuppa is free to drain through, and the silicone seals prevent grounds from leeching into beverages. James Thain, Sales & Marketing Director said, “We are a nation of tea and coffee lovers and most of us have several a day. It’s frustrating having to constantly clean cafetieres to get your brew just right and prevent it being contaminated with grounds. That’s why we honed in on what makes a cafetiere work. We conducted a lot of research into what people wanted and how to make it a reality. Our goal is to reach £27k by December 13thso that we can make the Degono tea and coffee press a reality in everyday lives.” With 17 days to go and 51 backers at present, the campaign requires a further push to drive it home. Modern, stylish and utterly effective, the Degono tea and coffee press is the ideal instalment in the home or office of any tea or coffee connoisseur looking to make the perfect cuppa. To find out more about the tea or coffee press or to support the Kickstarter campaign visit: Or visit the official Degono website at:

Skanska sells office project in Bucharest, Romania, for EUR 44 M, about SEK 400 M

Skanska Property Romania sells its first office development project in Romania. The new owner of Green Court Bucharest A – the first building of the three-building office complex in Bucharest – will be Globalworth Real Estate Investments LTD, the real estate investment company listed on the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange. The value of the transaction totals EUR 44 M, about SEK 400 M. The sale will be recorded by Skanska Commercial Development Europe in the fourth quarter 2014 and transfer of the property is scheduled for the second quarter 2015. Green Court Bucharest is the first project developed by Skanska Property Romania in Bucharest, and on the Romanian market. The total leasable area of this A class office complex, comprising three buildings, is about 52,000 square meters. The sold building offers approximately 19,500 square meters of leasable area. It was completed in the fourth quarter 2014 and is already 91 percent leased, attracting top brands tenants such as Orange Romania and Schneider Electric Romania. The property will be delivered fully leased upon closing.   The building is LEED Gold precertified. Skanska Commercial Development Europe initiates and develops property projects in office and commercial buildings. The company’s operations are concentrated in metropolitan areas in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Poland and are conducted in four local units: Skanska Property Czech Republic, Skanska Property Hungary, Skanska Property Romania and Skanska Property Poland.

Interim report May – October 2014/15

· Long-term growth strategies remain unchanged. Delayed orders in EMEA and slower than expected market growth impacted first half-year results. Responsive action plan implemented. · Order bookings increased 2 percent to SEK 5,217 M (5,128), equivalent to a decrease of 3 percent based on constant exchange rates. · Net sales increased 2 percent to SEK 4,432 M (4,355), equivalent to a decrease of 3 percent based on constant exchange rates. · EBITA amounted to SEK 359 M (555) before non-recurring items. Currency effects were neutral. · Net income amounted to SEK 63 M (183). Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.16 (0.48) before dilution and SEK 0.16 (0.48) after dilution. · Cash flow after continuous investments amounted to SEK -497 M (-523). Outlook for fiscal year 2014/15 · Based on the current market conditions net sales is expected to grow 4 percent (changed from 7‑9 percent) based on constant exchange rates. EBITA is expected to increase approximately 6 percent (changed from approximately 10 percent) based on constant exchange rates. · Currency is expected to have a positive effect of approximately 7 percentage points on growth of net sales and approximately 2 percentage points on EBITA growth, including hedging effects. · Cash flow after continuous investments is targeted to exceed SEK 1.1 bn, representing a cash conversion exceeding 60 percent. * Compared to last fiscal year based on constant exchange rates. President and CEO comments We are currently not meeting our own performance targets due to delayed orders in EMEA and lower than expected overall market growth. Our strategic agenda has clear priorities and actions to strengthen cash flow, drive the top line and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. The performance in the second half of the fiscal year will improve but this will not be enough to fully compensate for a disappointing first half. Therefore, we have revised our outlook for the full fiscal year and implemented a responsive action plan. MarketThe long-term growth perspective in cancer care is attractive and unchanged. We are uniquely positioned with superior solutions to support the unmet need in emerging markets. In mature markets we notice an increasing demand for software solutions that lead to better outcomes for patients and answer the need for more efficiency in health care systems. The market for new equipment however is currently growing at a slower pace than we anticipated coming in to the year, impacted by the global economy, political uncertainties and health care consolidation leading to larger orders which increases volatility. Order bookingsThe first half-year order intake was down 3 percent based on constant exchange rates. In Europe, Middle East and Africa order intake was below Q2 last year, affected by slower market growth and delayed orders, the majority of which we expect will materialize in the second half of the fiscal year. Comparison with last fiscal year is difficult because of the large order in Algeria booked in the second quarter. Versa HDTMhas been approved for sale in both China and Japan, which offers good growth opportunities. We are encouraged to see how order bookings have improved in the Asia Pacific region. In North America we signed a large collaboration partnership with Avera Health to deploy MOSAIQ’s electronic medical record (EMR), treatment planning systems and cancer registry software – as well as Elekta hardware – throughout the six regional centers of the Avera Cancer Institute. The pipeline for large orders in the US is strong. Net sales and EBITANet sales for the first half of the year was down 3 percent based on constant exchange rates. Asia Pacific showed growth, mainly driven by India and China. North America improved and recorded strong growth for the second quarter. As expected, US software revenues started to improve and we forecast this to continue through the remainder of the year. Net sales in EMEA was below expectations due to project delays. EBITA and gross margin improved compared to the first quarter. We are taking measures to control the growth of our expenses in order to deliver stronger EBITA in the second half of the fiscal year. Cash flowCash flow after continuous investments improved to SEK 173 M (61) in the second quarter implying a cash conversion of 54 percent. This is a result of higher operating cash flow in combination with a positive effect from reducing net working capital. Measures to further improve cash flow are also expected to continue to show effect in the second half of the year. Product developmentElekta is the innovation leader in the radiation therapy and radiosurgery market. Our commitment to innovation, as described in the strategic agenda, is robust. Innovation is the main driver for future growth. In the first half of the year we invested SEK 689 M in research and development. The key projects including Atlantic (MRI guided radiation therapy) are progressing according to plan.The reaction from the market, on the introduction of our Information-guided cancer care™ solutions, was very positive. A key cornerstone of Information-guided cancer care is Elekta’s Knowledge Management platform, an oncology analytics solution that provides real-time dashboards and reports to help improve the quality of cancer care. Responsive action planTo address the current slower market growth, we have implemented additional measures to control expenses, while we continue to implement our strategic agenda priorities. We are reducing the cost base by removing duplication and capturing synergies across our operations. We will timely communicate the results and benefits of these actions in the coming quarters. Outlook for FY 2014/15We expect a better second half of the fiscal year based on our confidence in getting most of the delayed orders from EMEA, the approval to sell Versa HD™ in China and Japan, and increase of Leksell Gamma Knife® volumes. However this will not be enough to reach the growth levels we guided for in Q1. Therefore we have changed our guidance for the full year to a net sales growth of 4 percent (changed from 7-9 percent), based on constant exchange rates. We have adjusted our expense growth accordingly. We expect EBITA to increase approximately 6 percent (changed from approximately 10 percent) based on constant exchange rates. Currency is expected to have a positive effect of approximately 7 percentage points on growth of net sales and approximately 2 percentage points on EBITA growth, including hedging effects. Our target is to reach cash flow after continuous investments exceeding SEK 1.1 bn, representing a cash conversion exceeding 60 percent (changed from 70 percent). The main reason for the change is increased uncertainties in some emerging markets. Niklas Savander - President and CEO Conference callElekta will host a telephone conference at 10:00 – 11:00 CET on November 27, with President and CEO Niklas Savander and CFO Håkan Bergström. To take part in the conference call, please dial in about 5-10 minutes in advance. Swedish dial-in number: +46 (0)8 519 99 030, UK dial-in number: +44 (0)20 766 02077, US dial-in number: +1 855 716 1592. The telephone conference will also be broadcasted over the internet (listen only). Please use the link: Financial information                   Interim report May – January 2014/15             March 4, 2015Year-end report May – April 2014/15               June 2, 2015 For further information, please contact:Håkan Bergström, CFO, Elekta AB (publ)+46 8 587 25 547, Johan Andersson, Director Investor Relations, Elekta AB (publ)+46 702 100 451, ( Elekta AB (publ)Corporate registration number 556170-4015Kungstensgatan 18, ­Box 7593, SE 103 93 Stockholm, Sweden The above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 07:30 CET on November 27, 2014.

Publication of prospectus regarding CDON Group’s rights issue

The Board of Directors in CDON Group has prepared a prospectus regarding the rights issue in the company, which has been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The prospectus is now available on CDON Group’s website, and on SEB’s website The prospectus can also be ordered from CDON Group via e-mail Financial and legal advisersSEB Corporate Finance is acting as financial adviser to CDON Group in the rights issue and Cederquist is acting as legal adviser to CDON Group. The information in this announcement is such that CDON Group AB (publ) is required to disclose under the Securities Markets Act. This information was released for publication at 08:00am CET on 27 November 2014. Important informationThis press release does not contain or constitute an invitation or an offer to acquire, sell, subscribe for or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in CDON Group. Invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in CDON Group will only be made through the prospectus that CDON Group intends to publish at CDON Group’s website, following the approval and registration by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen). The prospectus will contain, among other things, financial statements as well as information regarding CDON Group's Board of Directors. This press release has not been approved by any regulatory authority and is not a prospectus, accordingly investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this press release except on the basis of information provided in the prospectus to be published by CDON Group. In certain jurisdictions, the publication or distribution of this press release may be subject to restrictions according to law and persons in those jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed should inform themselves about and abide by such restrictions. This press release is not directed at persons located in the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia) (the ("United States"), Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan or in any other country where the offer or sale of the subscription rights, interim shares (Sw. betalda tecknade aktier) or new shares is not permitted. 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No subscription rights, interim shares or new shares have been or will be registered under the Securities Act, or with any other securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and no subscription rights, interim shares or new shares may be offered, sold, resold, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, into or within the United States or on account of such persons other than pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act, and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or jurisdiction of the United States. There are no plans to register any securities mentioned in this press release in the United States or make an offer to the public in the United States.

NMG: 9 month interim report for the period January – September 2014 - Nickel Mountain Group (publ) AB

Highlights during the 3rd quarter 2014 · A Norwegian new main owner, Strata Marine & Offshore AS, on August 29th acquired a 28.9% interest in NMG from Altro Invest AB. · The new main owner in September called for an EGM, which took place after the end of the report period in October. · The net result after tax for the 9-month period January – September 2014 amounted to MSEK –11.8 (MSEK –90.0). This corresponds to earnings per share (EPS) of SEK –0.55 (SEK –0.50). The EPS figure for 9 m 2013 is before a reversed share split 10:1 conducted in end of December 2013. The sale of former subsidiary IGE Diamond in June 2014 has positively affected the net result for the report period by approximately MSEK +2. · The total comprehensive loss for the first nine months of 2014 was MSEK –12.9 (MSEK –96.1). · The net result after tax for the July – September quarter of 2014 amounted to MSEK –1.6 (MSEK –4.3). This corresponds to earnings per share (EPS) of SEK –0.07 (SEK –0.02). · The total comprehensive loss for the 3rd quarter of 2014 was MSEK –1.6 (MSEK -2.6). Events after the end of the report period · NMG called for an EGM on September 10, which took place on October 10, 2014. A new Board of Directors was appointed and a fully underwritten rights issue was approved. · The rights issue amounted to some 68 million NOK, and the terms of the issue were 3 new shares for 1 existing share on the record date. Issue price was 1 NOK/share. · The subscription period lasted between October 23 and November 6. All the new shares were subscribed. The guarantee consortium that had underwritten the rights issue picked up some 12% of the issued shares. · During autumn 2014 the first statements of defence from the defendants in the civil court case initiated by NMG against its former board members have been received. The ruling by the Stockholm District Court is expected not earlier than towards year end 2015, maybe not until 2016. · The financial and liquidity situation of the group is following the completed rights issue for the first time in some 20 months satisfactory. · On October 20, the Supreme Administrate Court issued a positive ruling from NMG’s point of view in terms of the granted exploitation permits. An EGM of NMG will be convened on December 17, 2014 where it is being proposed to elect PricewaterhouseCoopers as new auditor of the parent company and of the group. (Complete report enclosed for the third quarter 2014)

Nordic Nanovector and Affibody collaborate on advanced radio-immunotherapies program for Multiple Myeloma

Oslo, Norway and Solna, Sweden – Nordic Nanovector ASA and Affibody AB today announced that the companies have entered into a three-year collaborative research agreement to discover and develop new advanced radio-immunotherapies (RIT) for multiple myeloma. Backed by a Eurostars grant the project will combine Affibody’s proprietary platforms with Nordic Nanovector's radioimmunotherapy technology. The project aims to provide documentation necessary to start GMP manufacturing of the Affibody®-based RIT and subsequently start clinical trials. The companies have been awarded approximately €1m in total by Vinnova in Sweden and The Norwegian Research Council in Norway. Upon a successful conclusion of the collaboration Nordic Nanovector will have the opportunity to license the global rights to the Affibody®- based RIT. The development of an Affibody®-based RIT treatment represents a distinct work stream to be carried out in parallel with Nordic Nanovector’s lead product candidate Betalutin™ for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma treatment. Luigi Costa, Nordic Nanovector CEO commented, “The collaboration with Affibody will allow Nordic Nanovector to expand its product pipeline, while at the same time retaining full focus on the clinical development and commercialization of our lead product candidate, Betalutin™. This collaboration serves as an example of how the company intends to leverage its proprietary targeting technology to treat other hematological cancers in need of novel therapeutic approaches.“ David Bejker, Affibody CEO commented, ”We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Nordic Nanovector and see RIT’s as an area with great potential and a logical continuation of some of our research. The Eurostars platform offers an excellent way for two companies with complementary technologies to collaborate and bring novel therapeutics to market and for Affibody, this comes on top of a year of increased uptake for our platform.”

Recipharm acquires Flamel Technologies facility and extend development services in France

Highlights · The purchase price for the assets is €10.6m plus working capital. · In a separate transaction, Recipharm will also make an investment of €10.5m in newly issued Flamel Shares which corresponds to approximately 2.3% of Flamel shares. · Recipharm and Flamel have entered into a long term service agreement. · Recipharm will assume several new development and manufacturing contracts and relationships.  · Recipharm will assume a contract from Flamel which will generate an ongoing royalty income. · Recipharm and Flamel have agreed to negotiate a contract with the intention of further enhancing the economic benefits to both companies whereby Recipharm will  incorporate Flamel’s drug delivery technologies  into its contract development business. · Recipharm has an option to negotiate with Flamel for the European rights to any product that Flamel plans to license for sale in the European market. · Recipharm’s European development reach and capabilities will be enhanced by the transaction providing easier access especially for French customers. · The deal adds new technical capabilities for spray granulation and spray coating. · Accretive to profit and EPS. · Closing is expected before the end of 2014. Speaking about the transaction, Thomas Eldered, CEO of Recipharm said “I am delighted that we are now entering into a strategic partnership with Flamel and taking over a first class development and manufacturing facility in France. Development services is in many respects a ‘local’ business so having another centre in addition to Sweden should allow us to increase this aspect of our business. Our investment into Flamel is also particularly exciting given the clear strategy that they are pursuing. The commitment we are both showing towards each other is a clear demonstration of the bright future we see for this relationship. We are looking forward to supporting Flamel to fulfill their ambitions to develop and manufacture new products based on their proprietary technology”. Mike Anderson, CEO of Flamel added “Flamel’s primary objective is the development of products using the company’s proprietary drug delivery platforms.  The sale of the Pessac facility frees us from the time-consuming task of running a contract development manufacturing facility,” He added “This sale allows us to continue development of our proprietary products using our current drug delivery technologies at the Pessac facility and the option to utilize Recipharm’s commercial manufacturing capabilities elsewhere. Given Recipharm’s expertise, the investment in Flamel’s stock is a welcome endorsement of Flamel’s anticipated success moving forward.” About PessacThe Pessac facility is located in Bordeaux, France. It is a modern, fully compliant GMP (FDA and ANSM-approved) facility for the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and has around 115 employees. The facility manufactures Flamel’s Medusa and Micropump proprietary drug delivery technologies.The facility is 44.000m2 with 9.500m2 development and manufacturing space. It is equipped with amongst other things three spray-coating machines, warehousing, analytical and QC laboratories, equipment for polymer synthesis. Transaction RationaleSignificantly increased scale and reach in pharmaceutical development. · Combined development business will become a major player in the industry. · Provide a strong platform for development sales in France/Southern Europe complementing the Sweden based facility Strategic partnership with Flamel. ·  Long term service agreement for the development  of Flamel products. Important new development and manufacturing contracts assumed with other companies including a royalty income stream. Improved offering. · Adds new technologies for spray granulation and spray coating. · Increases scale and reach of European development business. Transaction termsConsideration and financing. · The transaction purchase price is €10.6m  plus the value of the inventory. · Concurrent investment in Flamel Technologies SA of €10.5 million, corresponding to approximately 2.3% of Flamel shares. · Financing already available  TimetableThe closing of the transaction is expected to be before year end 2014. There are no material conditions to closing. For further information please visit or contact:Thomas Eldered,, +46 8 602 52 10Björn Westberg, CFO,, +46 8 602 46 20 This information is published in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act, the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the regulations of NASDAQ Stockholm. This information was submitted for publication on 27 November, 2014, at 8:30 am CET. About RecipharmRecipharm is a leading CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation) in the pharmaceutical industry based in Sweden employing some 2,100 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material including API and pharmaceutical product development. Recipharm manufactures more than 400 different products to customers ranging from Big Pharma through to smaller research- and development companies. Recipharm’s turnover is approximately SEK 3.2 billion and the Company operates development and manufacturing facilities in Sweden, France, the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal and is headquartered in Jordbro, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. For more information on Recipharm and our services, please visit (http://file///C:/Users/Thomas/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/FZHEQOEB/ Recipharm has retained Ramboult-Legoater and  Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP as advisors in this transaction.  About Flamel TechnologiesFlamel Technologies SA's (NASDAQ: FLML) business model is to blend high-value internally developed products with its leading drug delivery capabilities. The company markets Bloxiverz™ (neostigmine methylsulfate) in the USA and manufactures Micropump-based microparticles under FDA-audited GMP guidelines for Coreg CR® (carvedilol phosphate), marketed in the USA by GlaxoSmithKline. The Company has a proprietary pipeline of niche specialty pharmaceutical products, while its drug delivery platforms are focused on the goal of developing safer, more efficacious formulations of drugs to address unmet medical needs. Its pipeline includes chemical and biological drugs formulated with its Micropump® (and its applications to the development of liquid formulations LiquiTime® and of abuse-deterrent formulations Trigger Lock™) and Medusa™ proprietary drug delivery platforms. Several Medusa-based products have been successfully tested in clinical trials. The Company is headquartered in Lyon, France and has operations in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and manufacturing facilities in Pessac, France. Additional information may be found at

SAS and Etihad Airways Announce Codeshare Plans

SAS, Scandinavia's leading airline, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to begin codeshare operations and provide customers with enhanced travel options between Scandinavia and the UAE. The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval, will strengthen both carriers by enabling them to offer greater connectivity to and from a number of key European cities. SAS is Etihad Airways’ 47th airline partnership globally and its 22nd in Europe. For SAS, Etihad is the 23rd codeshare partner and the third with strong presence in the Middle East. Both airlines will also develop and sign a Frequent Flyer agreement, which will benefit the members of Etihad Airways’ Etihad Guest and SAS’ EuroBonus loyalty programs. Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy Officer, said: “This codeshare agreement with SAS will open up access to Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, as well as a number of important secondary cities across Scandinavia, greatly enhancing travel options and connections for air travellers and deepening our ties with Europe and European carriers.” “Partnerships like this one with SAS are central to Etihad Airways’ strategy and we look forward to placing the SK code on our flights to and from Abu Dhabi, and welcoming their passengers aboard our aircraft.” The deal will see SAS place its SK code on Etihad Airways’ flights between Abu Dhabi and Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Zurich, Geneva and London Heathrow. In turn, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on SAS-operated flights from these European destinations, excluding Brussels, onto SAS’ hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm. The EY code will also be placed on flights beyond Copenhagen to Billund and Ålesund; beyond Oslo to Ålesund, Kristiansand, Trondheim, and Stavanger; and beyond Stockholm to Umeå, Sundsvall, and Östersund. Eivind Roald, SAS Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are very pleased to announce this new codeshare cooperation with Etihad Airways and look forward to increase traffic between Scandinavia and the Middle East.” “Tourism and trade between our regions have increased over the years, and we are happy offer the benefits of both SAS and Etihad Airways to our travelers. From seven of SAS’ main European airports we can offer a high quality product with Etihad Airways to and from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.” “We also look forward to welcoming passengers from Etihad Airways onboard giving them the true and appreciated SAS experience delivered the Scandinavian way where we focus on making life easier for frequent travelers.” Notes: The on-sale date for the codeshare is Monday 8 December 2014 and the first travel date is Monday 19 January 2015. For further information, please contact:SAS Press Office on +46 8 797 29 44 About SASScandinavian Airlines carries more than 28 million passengers annually and is Scandinavia’s leading airline with close to 1000 daily flights to 127 destinations in 36 countries in Scandinavia, Europe, the U.S. and Asia. SAS is a member of Star Alliance™ and can together with 26 partners offer more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 destinations around the world in over 193 countries. For more information, visit About Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways flies to 111 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 105 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia and Jet Airways, and is in the process of formalising equity investments in Alitalia and Swiss-based Etihad Regional*. For more information, please visit: *Operated by Darwin Airline

Change in Volvo’s Executive Team

As previously announced, Corporate Communication & Sustainability Affairs is the name of the new Group function comprising both of the previous functions, Corporate Communication and Sustainability & Public Affairs. In conjunction with publication of the report on the third quarter of 2014, it was announced that the Executive Team would be reduced from the current 16 members to 10 as of January 1. Volvo has previously announced that the reduction in the number of members is also to take place through a merger of the three sales and marketing organizations in Group Trucks, by no longer including the Heads of Volvo CE and Volvo Financial Services in the Executive Team as of January 1 and by placing the organization of Corporate Process & IT under the Group’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Following these changes, Volvo Group Executive Team will consist of the following individuals as of January 1, 2015: Olof Persson – President and CEO Joachim Rosenberg – Group Trucks Sales Mikael Bratt – Group Trucks Operations Torbjörn Holmström – Group Trucks Technology Håkan Karlsson – Business Areas (Construction Equipment, Penta, Buses, Governmental Sales) Karin Falk – Corporate Strategy Sofia Frändberg – Corporate Legal & Compliance Jan Gurander – Corporate Finance & Control Kerstin Renard – Corporate Human Resources Henry Sténson – Corporate Communication & Sustainability Affairs November 27, 2014 Journalists who require further information are requested to please contact Kina Wileke, +46 (0)31-323 7229 or +46 (0) 765-537229. 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 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

NMG: Delivery of shares in the rights issue tomorrow

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR THE UNITED STATES Reference is made to the stock exchange announcements by Nickel Mountain Group AB (the "Company") on 18 November 2014 and 20 November 2014 regarding registration of the share capital related to the NOK 68 million Rights Issue and adjusted delivery date for the new shares. The 68 107 020 new shares were issued in the VPS and Euroclear today and will be delivered to the subscribers VPS accounts before start of trading tomorrow. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Important information: The release is not for publication or distribution, in whole or in part directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia). This release is an announcement issued pursuant to legal information obligations, and is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. It is issued for information purposes only, and does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States. The subscription or purchase of shares in the Company is subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Neither the Company nor the Manager assumes any responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions. The distribution of this release may in certain jurisdictions be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Manager is acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the Rights Issue and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to any other matter referred to in this release. Forward-looking statements: This release and any materials distributed in connection with this release may contain certain forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect the Company's current expectations and assumptions as to future events and circumstances that may not prove accurate. A number of material factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.


Halfords today announces a new scheme which will recondition and donate bikes and helmets to primary school children in disadvantaged areas across the country, with the first 10 bikes presented to pupils at Oasis Academy Long Cross, Bristol. The announcement was made at a cycling summit attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and key cycling stakeholders. The bikes will come from Halfords’ national trade-in events the company regularly holds with customers who donate unwanted bikes. Each bike will be reconditioned through a rehabilitation programme Halfords runs with Onley prison, which trains offenders in bike mechanic skills, giving them future employment opportunities and aiding personal development. In its first year, the new scheme will donate around 500 children’s bikes and new bike helmets to schools in the eight cycling cities of Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Norwich. Schools are invited to apply at Halfords’ CEO Matt Davies says: “We know there are thousands of children across the UK who unfortunately don’t have access to a bike. By reconditioning and donating these bikes to schools across the country, we are helping hundreds more children to develop confidence, independence and a life-long love of cycling.” Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg says: “The Tour de France in Yorkshire and the 2012 Olympics were such great adverts for British cycling, capturing the nation’s imagination and inspiring a new generation of cyclists. I’m committed to making that a lasting legacy. I have pushed to make cycling safer and more accessible. So I’m delighted that this scheme by Halfords is giving children, irrespective of their backgrounds, the chance to get on their bikes and help Britain become a leading cycling nation.” Halfords already runs a free Kids’ Holiday Bike Workshop at its stores offering children the chance to learn basic bike maintenance and safety skills. So far, 48,000 children aged between 7 and 11 and their parents have attended the workshops. In schools, Halfords offers term-time Gear Up! workshops and 12,000 children have completed this scheme which teaches safety and bike maintenance skills to children in the final year of primary school. Over 7,500 cubs have also attended free bike workshops towards their Cyclist Activity Badge too. Through national trade-in events Halfords has donated 10,000 adult bikes to the charity Re-Cycle, which sends unwanted bikes to people in need in Africa and teaches the skills needed for repair and maintenance for a sustainable solution. This new schools donation programme is the next step in Halfords’ community strategy. ENDS

Ovako launches WR-Steel®, with high wear resistance, offering manufacturers greater design advantages

WR-Steel from Ovako is offered as hot-rolled round or flat bar, special profiles and tubes, or as grinding media. Its advantages cover a comprehensive range of hardness levels and hardness intervals (350 – 650 HV), dimensions and steels grades. Boron steel is a large part of the WR-Steel offering, but it also includes grinding media and other mining solutions offering superior hardness and consistent composition for optimised performance in demanding applications. “Ovako created the first boron steels in the 1960s, and the performance of WR-Steel confirms that we are still the market leaders today,” said Göran Nyström, Executive Vice President and Head of Group Marketing and Technology at Ovako. “We understand that, in the manufacturing stage, our customers need to be able to form, shape and weld the steel to fit their product production needs. This is exactly what WR-Steel facilitates, along with subsequent quench and temper possibilities to realise the optimum wear resistance. It has greater resistance to abrasion, for prolonged surface life and greater work efficiency. And, of course, longer service life means fewer parts replacements and ultimately a cost reduction.” WR-Steel utilises optimised alloy content to allow different end-product applications. Its use allows product manufacturers to reduce costs, save production time and gain wear resistance advantages. Because Ovako controls the entire steel production process, from initial melt to final rolled product, Ovako can, for example, with precise rolling methods, enable more exacting special profiles, worked very close to near-net shape. With these production capabilities, the WR-Steel brand offers special profiles, from single bevel and arrowhead to grouser bar used in manufacturing of ground engaging tools, ploughs and buckets, all of which can facilitate new manufacturing methods. WR-Steel is one of a series of new-attribute brands being launched by Ovako, all of which are designed to offer manufacturing advantages.

Elanco welcomes fresh faces to poultry team

Elanco Animal Health is delighted to welcome seven new faces to its Poultry Team; Adam Goddard, Dan Miles, Sophie Malkin, George Gould, Jessica Cross, Tom Hepburn and Deborah Cawood. The expansion and diversification of the team is a clear indication of Elanco’s commitment to providing support for the ever-growing needs of the poultry industry and becoming a number one value contributor to customers. Deborah Cawood, BA Hons MCIM, will be assuming the role of Strategic Account Manager, coming from a previous position as Head of Food Chain at NFU. Deborah also worked for Red Tractor Assurance including the Assured Chicken Production scheme (ACP), Deborah is looking forward to being able to apply all aspects of her expertise to her new role within Elanco’s broiler division. Working alongside Deborah is Philip Wright, who has a wealth of animal health experience and has been with Elanco as Strategic Account Manager for the past year. Supporting is Sophie Malkin Key Account Support Manager and Enzyme lead, who will be leading the layers sector, Sophie brings with her a strong passion for nutrition developed during her time working previously for Trouw Nutrition. In the Game sector the Key Account Manager will be Dan Miles, who comes from a six year position as a Farm Sales Representative for Mole Valley Group. For Dan, joining Elanco is more than just a job, “The game industry is something I’ve always been passionate about so I feel very lucky that I essentially get to talk about my hobby for a living! The fact that Elanco has a strong customer focus is also a real bonus as it means that we get the chance to witness the impact of our support.” The new technical team, George Gould, Jessica Cross and Tom Hepburn will underpin the work of the account managers. After recently qualifying, Jessica Cross BVetMed MRCVS is the newest addition. Having always felt passionately about supporting British farmers, Jessica is looking forward to being able to be able to put her sentiment into action. Tom Hepburn previously worked for British Airways as an insights analyst, having graduated with a statistics-based degree. Tom is familiar with the power of data, “The poultry industry is well-primed to take advantage of the huge amount of data available which has the potential to transform poultry production so I can’t wait to get stuck in with Elanco’s cutting edge innovations such as the new Health Tracking System (HTS).” George Gould BVetMed BSc MRCVS is also excited about his role as the PBU’s Technical Consultant. Having spent several years in mixed practice, George also worked for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) where he gained valuable exposure to the poultry industry through campylobacter and avian influenza surveillance projects. The team is supported by a wealth of knowledge and experience in Graham Rigg, who has been with the business for 30 years alongside a strong marketing team led by monogastric expert, Thomas Tiley. At the head of the poultry department is Jerry Glover, who has a legacy at Elanco spanning two decades. Jerry couldn’t be happier with his new team, “The dynamic range of skills we now have within the poultry team mirrors the wealth of experience and expertise offered by Elanco so I’m really optimistic about what we can achieve together.” For further information contact Elanco Animal Health, Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NL, Tel 01256 353131, Fax 01256 779510 Email

YOSO launches three innovative electronic beauty products

London, UK, November 27th, 2014 – YOSO today unveils three new and exciting electronic beauty products to join its innovative beauty range. The newly launched YOSO beauty brand, powered by Maxell, recently unveiled the YOSO PRO, a ground-breaking skincare system. YOSO LASHES, YOSO TRIM and YOSO COMPACT, now sit alongside the revolutionary PRO to complete YOSO beauty’s debut 2014 range. These exciting and innovative products are also now available online from Beauty Crowd, just in time for the festive season. The three new products from YOSO are designed to be portable and compact - helping you look your best wherever you are. The YOSO COMPACT uses the same Ion Technology as the YOSO PRO to deliver deep facial cleansing on the go. The YOSO LASHES and YOSO TRIM are YOSO’s marvellous must-have beauty pens that will become an essential in any beauty enthusiasts cosmetic or travel bag. With all three products designed to be used on the go, these battery powered cosmetic devices can be used at the press of a button. YOSO TRIM The YOSO TRIM is a quick and painless solution for precision hair control that gently removes any unwanted hair within seconds. The YOSO TRIM is an ideal beauty pen for use on small areas of the face, including the eyebrows, hairline and upper lip. For extra shaping of longer hairs, there is a 2mm/4mm trimming attachment, designed to trim areas such as eyebrows for a defined, stylised finish. With a slim, lightweight design, the YOSO TRIM can be taken with you on the go, keeping you looking your best wherever you are. YOSO LASHES This heated eyelash curler creates a dramatic uplift and a long lasting curl for eyelashes. The main heater allows lashes to be swept up and curled, while the unique small point heater tackles those tricky corner lashes for maximised dramatic volume. Combing through, to add precise definition, completes the look for perfect volumised lashes. The compact and slim pen design makes the YOSO LASHES a suitable addition to any make-up bag. It also features a handy heat indicator, to indicate when the pen is ready to use. The YOSO LASHES will ensure eyelashes stay defined and curled for longer than usual. Ideal for your special night out or simply to keep you looking bright eyed through a busy day. YOSO COMPACT The YOSO COMPACT is a small portable deep facial cleanser for home or travel use; with a simple clip system allowing cotton pads with cleanser to be used with ease, this device is a no fuss, on the go face cleansing must have. Using the same Ion Technology as found in the YOSO PRO, the YOSO COMPACT is a quick and easy process to extract built up dirt from deep within your pores. The device features a rubber head which delivers an invigorating cleanse suitable for all skin types. Using the YOSO COMPACT with your regular toner or cleanser for up to three minutes on one of the four levels - to suit your skin sensitivity, will leave skin feeling clean and looking fresh. AVAILABILITY The YOSO beauty range is available now from Beauty Crowd. YOSO TRIM is £17.99 YOSO LASHES is £15.99 YOSO COMPACT is £59.99 All prices include VAT.

New Russian production plant – commissioning completed, Divestment of factories completed, Russian tax case – negative first level court decision

Commissioning process in Noginsk production plant completed Oriflame is pleased to announce the completion of the commissioning process for the new production facility in Noginsk, Russia. Production of personal and hair care products has started and will gradually be ramped up during the coming quarters. Equipment for production of colour cosmetics is currently moved from previous factory in Krasnogorsk to the new facility in Noginsk, where all production will be integrated, enabling Oriflame to optimise logistics and business processes, while ensuring production close to the large and important markets in the CIS. “Oriflame is proud to increase its presence in Russia through this €150 m investment into the new facilities in Noginsk. This is an important milestone for Oriflame’s business and long-term commitment to the region, as it further improves the service to our Consultants while creating employment opportunities in Russia and in particular in the Noginsk area”, Magnus Brännström, CEO and President, comments. Divestment of production plants in Sweden and Russia completed The transactions relating to divestment of the manufacturing sites in Ekerö, Sweden and Krasnogorsk, Russia are completed. As mentioned in connection to the third quarter results, the Swedish factory was divested through a local management buy-out, where Oriflame retains the ownership of selected production equipment. The Krasnogorsk factory was sold to the Russian retail company X5 Retail Group. The total cash effect from both divestments amounts to €38 m, of which the main part relates to Krasnogorsk. Negative first level court decision on Russian tax case As previously announced in August and in the quarterly announcement, following several years of ongoing tax investigation in Russia, Oriflame has received an official claim of RUB 1.0 bn (approximately €17.5 m) from the authorities relating to royalty payments including income tax, VAT and penalty for the years 2009 and 2010. Despite confirmations from several local and international experts of adopted tax practices, which have been submitted to the court, Oriflame regrets to inform that the first level of tax court decision, as announced today, was not in favour of the company. The decision is surprising and disappointing as such court decision implies that there is no recognition of royalty charged for commercial values that are created elsewhere in the Group and that are necessary for the local Russian entity to carry out its operations. Due to the current uncertainty of the situation, Oriflame has decided to recognise the full Rouble amount of the claim for income tax, VAT and penalty related to the royalty (net of tax losses carried forward, which were not recognised as deferred tax assets, but can be used to reduce the claim amount), which will impact profit and loss of the Group in Q4 2014 with the equivalent of approximately €16 m. Oriflame remains confident in its tax practice in Russia as confirmed and supported by local and international experts, and will now continue the litigation process up to the Supreme Court and considers initiating international investment arbitration. For additional information, please contact:Gabriel Bennet, CFO, Oriflame                                    +41 79 826 3713Johanna Palm, Director Investor Relations, Oriflame      +46 765 422 672  Founded in 1967, Oriflame is a beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries. Its wide portfolio of Swedish, nature-inspired, innovative beauty products is marketed through approximately 3 million independent Oriflame Consultants, generating annual sales of around €1.4 billion. Respect for people and nature underlies Oriflame’s operating principles and is reflected in its social and environmental policies. Oriflame supports numerous charities worldwide and is a Co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation. Oriflame is a Luxembourg company group with corporate offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland. Oriflame Cosmetics is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.


THIRD QUARTER · Total revenues of $5,465’ (559’) · EBITDA of $3,194’ (-261’) · Net result of $3,114’ (508’) · Earnings per share $0.12 (0.04) NINE MONTHS · Total revenues of $7,203’ (1,773’) · EBITDA of $2,492’ (-285’) · Net result of $2,411’ (-209’) · Earnings per share $0.11 (-0.02) SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE QUARTER · Finalized and integrated the acquisition of VistaTex Energy LLC. · New $40 million senior asset back reserve based bank facility with Societe Generale. · Average daily production of 1,050 barrels of oil equivalents (boepd), a fourfold increase from Q2. · OPEX (excl. production taxes) per barrel of oil equivalent amounted to $11 ($22). · Divested non-core assetss in Lincoln parish, Louisiana. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS · Finalized acquisition of properties from Range Ventures LLC, effective 1 October 2014, increasing reserves and production. FINANCIAL KEY RATIOS US$ Thousand Q3 Q3 Q1-Q3 Q1-Q3 FY 2014 2013 2014 2013 2013Total revenues 5,465 559 7,203 1,773 2,316Revenues from oil and gas sales 2,907 559 4,542 1,773 2,167Gross profit 1,647 356 2,572 1,033 1,121Gross margin, % 57% 64% 57% 58% 52%EBITDA 3,194 -261 2,492 -285 -682EBT 3,114 524 2,411 -193 -3,814Net result 3,114 508 2,411 -209 -3,830EPS (in US$) 0.12 0.04 0.11 -0.02 -0.30Production (boepd) 1,050 80 448 77 69 For further information please contact: Susanna Helgesen, CFOPhone: +46 708 27 86 36US phone: +1 281 558 8585E-mail:   About Dome EnergyDome Energy AB. is an independent Oil & Gas Company publicly traded on the Nasdaq OMX First North exchange in Sweden (Ticker: DOME ( Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company’s focus is on the development and production of existing onshore Oil & Gas reserves in the United States. For more information visit

Interim report, third quarter 2014

Underlying sales growth, but lower margins Third quarter compared to the same period 2013 pro forma · Net sales increased by 3 percent to 1,358.9 (1,313.7) MSEK, with strong growth in Sweden offsetting lower sales in Norway. Net sales were flat in constant FX. · Adjusted* operating income decreased to 66.5 (75.5) MSEK and adjusted operating margin decreased to 4.9 (5.7) percent, mainly due to the termination of a major contract in Norway as of 1 April 2014. · Significantly lower finance costs following the refinancing of the bank loans in July 2014. · Adjusted* income for the period increased to 39.1 (21.7) MSEK, and adjusted* earnings per share were 0.65 (0.43) SEK. · Adjusted* operating cash flow improved to 65.9 (35.9) MSEK, including a further reduction of inventories. · Acquisition of Bosarpskyckling AB, the leading producer of organic chicken in Sweden, was completed during the quarter. · Outlook for the full year 2014 has been raised for net sales and lowered for adjusted operating income. See page 3. CEO StatementOverall, the Group’s performance in the quarter was encouraging in terms of sales. Strong growth in sales in Sweden offset the reduction in sales in Norway from the termination of the ICA Norway contract as of 1 April 2014. Excluding that contract, net sales increased by 12 percent. Operating income and margin declined because of the termination of the ICA Norway contract. The growth in sales in Sweden has been at lower margins than the lost sales in Norway. We also had some non-recurring costs related to the IPO (Initial Public Offering), although much smaller than in the previous quarter, and have now taken almost all transition costs for the formation of the new Group. Income for the period and earnings per share grew year on year, benefitting from lower finance costs after the refinancing of the loans in early July. Cash flow showed a strong improvement including the benefit of a further reduction in inventories. The Swedish operation showed strong growth in net sales and adjusted operating income in comparison to a weak third quarter last year. Margins were, however, affected by higher production costs caused by uneven bird-weight due to slower broiler growth in the unseasonably hot summer weather. The acquisition of Bosarpskyckling AB was finalised during the quarter, and integration has proceeded according to plan. The acquisition complements Kronfågel’s product offering and will further strengthen our position in the premium segment. Trends in Denmark showed some signs of improvement compared to previous quarters. Net sales showed a good increase within chilled products. Adjusted operating income and margin remained below last year, partly impacted by the Russian import ban which has caused lower prices on some products in export markets in Europe. The decline in net sales and adjusted operating income in Norway was due to the termination of the ICA contract. This has been offset to some extent by new product listings and sales, although at a slower pace than anticipated. As recently announced, Fredrik Strømmen will be joining as new country manager in Norway from March next year. He has 20 years of experience from several senior positions within branded foods sales and joins us from Orkla. I am delighted to welcome Fredrik to Scandi and I am sure he will contribute to driving further sales growth. We continue to focus on improving product innovation by capitalising on our strengths in brand and product development. The successful launch of Minutfilé in Sweden earlier in the year was followed by launches of this product in both Denmark and Norway in the quarter. The collaboration with the MAX restaurant chain, which has only just started, has been very successful so far and our co-branded nuggets have become the best-selling product in this category in the Swedish retail market. On the basis of sales growth year to date, we have raised the outlook for net sales for the full year to be in line with 2013 pro forma. The impact of the termination of the ICA Norway contract and the slower than anticipated replacement of these sales will continue to affect us in the fourth quarter. We have therefore lowered the outlook for adjusted operating income for the full year to be in line with or lower than 2013 pro forma. Leif Bergvall HansenManaging Director and CEO   For further information, please contact:Leif Bergvall Hansen, Chief Executive Officer,  Tel: +45 22 10 05 44Jonathan Mason, Chief Financial Officer,           Tel: +45 22 77 86 18Patrik Linzenbold, Head of Investor Relations, Tel: +46 708 25 26 30 This interim report comprises information which Scandi Standard is required to disclose under the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. It was released for publication at 07:30 CET on 28 November 2014.

AEROCRINE AB strengthens its financial position by a rights issue of approximately SEK 445 million

· Aerocrine’s Board of Directors has resolved, subject to the approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting, to launch a rights issue of approximately SEK 445 million with preferential rights for Aerocrine’s shareholders. The Extraordinary General Meeting is planned to be held on 7 January 2015. · The rights issue is underwritten by inter alia Aerocrine’s largest shareholder Novo A/S and the largest Danish public pension fund, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension (“ATP”). In total, subscription undertakings and underwriting commitments correspond to more than 75 percent of the full rights issue amount under certain conditions. · The proceeds from the rights issue will be used to fund ongoing commercial operations including the launch of NIOX VERO in the US for Health Care Professionals use. Aerocrine recently received FDA-approval for this portable, easy to use device for FeNO monitoring. In addition, the company will leverage the VERO product and software platform to finalize development of a home-treatment monitoring device in accordance with the recently published guidelines for home medical devices by the FDA. This will allow the company to realize its growth plans and reach profitability, and thereby create additional shareholder value. · The shareholders of the company have preferential rights to subscribe for the new shares, whereby two (2) existing share entitles the subscription of seven (7) new shares. · The subscription price is SEK 0.82 per share. Subject to the approval of the rights issue by an Extraordinary General Meeting, the subscription period will run from 14 January up to and including 28 January 2015. “As we have renewed our short, mid and long term planning for Aerocrine, we took into account the funding that would be needed to grow our topline and enable continued progress toward profitability and value creation for our shareholders. With strong consecutive quarters in Q2 and Q3 this year, the FDA approval for NIOX VERO sales in the US in early November, and an anticipated approval of NIOX VERO in both China and Japan in early/mid 2015, we believe that we have created a strong foundation for our continued growth that we intend to support through the upcoming rights offering in the amount of approximately SEK 445 million, before transaction costs”, says Scott Myers, President and CEO of Aerocrine. Background and reasons Aerocrine has, until 2011, focused extensively on research, product development and preparations for the future broadening of the commercial operations. Since the end of 2011, Aerocrine has been undergoing a transition resulting in an increased corporate focus on sales and marketing execution, and the company has invested intensively in preparing and growing its US market presence. In order to further strengthen the position for growth in the US market, the company thoroughly reviewed its US commercial organization during 2013 and changes were made to the selling model, including improved targeting and messaging, introduction of a device evaluation program, and multiple pricing options. Upon implementation of these changes, sales initially slowed during the first half of 2014 but rebounded in the last half of the second quarter and showed solid growth in the third quarter. Other geographic markets are also showing healthy growth. Looking forward, Aerocrine is on a trend to achieve record sales for the full year 2014. The company received approval for NIOX VERO sales in the US in early November and expects that the dynamics and interest around this new device will continue to propel growth in the US market. The company is anticipating approval of NIOX VERO in both China and Japan in early/mid 2015 and expects good growth related to the introduction also in those markets, especially in China where sales have been constrained due to the required re-registration of the NIOX MINO device. This growth is expected to be achieved while the company is continuing to focus on overall expense control and selectively pursue growth opportunities with targeted funding. However, based on current forecasts, and absent a strategic collaboration or larger than expected growth in revenue, existing cash is sufficient to finance the current scope of operations until approximately the end of the second quarter 2015; and sufficient cash to meet the conditions of the credit agreement at least until the end of December 2014. The Board of Directors believes that additional value can be created for the company’s shareholders by continuing to fund the company’s operations and growth initiatives. Proceeds from the rights offering will be used to invest in four strategic growth pillars and enable the company to achieve several very valuable inflection points such as: (i) establish FeNO as the standard of care, (ii) drive penetration in the defined US professional segment to commercial success, (ii) reach overall profitability, and (iv) finalize home device product and business model. There are no plans to alter the company’s current capital structure by paying off debt at this point in time. Based on the proposed rights issue, and assuming it will be fully subscribed, liquidity is expected to be sufficient to continue the planned operations and attain positive cash flow without additional financing. Consequently, the Board of Directors has resolved, subject to the approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting, to launch a rights issue of approximately SEK 445 million before issue costs with preferential rights for Aerocrine’s shareholders. Terms and conditions for the rights issue On 27 November 2014, the Board of Directors of Aerocrine resolved, subject to approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting, to increase the company's share capital with not more than SEK 271,360,533.50 (from SEK 77,531,581.00 to not more than SEK 348,892,114.50) through issue of not more than 542,721,067 new shares (from 155,063,162 shares to not more than 697,784,229 shares). The subscription price is SEK 0.82 per share, whereby Aerocrine will be provided with approximately SEK 445 million at full subscription, before issue costs. Shareholders in Aerocrine will have preferential rights to subscribe for new shares in proportion to their holdings. Each existing share will entitle to seven (7) subscription rights. Two (2) subscription rights will entitle to subscription for one (1) new share. The record date at Euroclear Sweden AB for participation in the rights issue is 12 January 2015. The subscription period (subscription through payment) will run from 14 January up to and including 28 January 2015, or such later date as decided by the Board of Directors. Trading in subscription rights is expected to take place from 14 January up to and including 26 January 2015. The decision on the rights issue is subject to approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting that is planned to take place on Wednesday 7 January 2015. Shareholders, including Novo A/S, with an aggregate holding of approximately 28 percent of the shares and votes in the company have committed to vote in favor of the rights issue at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published through a separate press release on or about 2 December 2014. The Board of Directors will also propose amendments to Aerocrine’s Articles of Association (the share capital limits and the authorized number of shares) in order enable the rights issue. A prospectus relating to the rights issue will be made public before the commencement of the subscription period. Rights issue subscription undertakings and underwriting commitments Shareholders in Aerocrine, including Novo A/S, with an aggregated holding of 28 percent of the shares and votes, have committed to subscribe for their respective pro rata shares in the rights issue. In addition, Aerocrine has received underwriting commitments from inter alia Novo A/S and ATP subject to customary conditions. No underwriting fee has been requested by or paid to the underwriters. In total, subscription undertakings and underwriting commitments correspond to more than 75 percent of the full rights issue amount under certain conditions. The subscription undertaking from Novo A/S and ATP is subject to Novo A/S being granted an exemption from the mandatory bid rules by the Swedish Securities Council (Swe. Aktiemarknadsnämnden) should their ownership exceed 30 percent following a fulfilment of their subscription and underwriting commitment in the rights issue. Novo A/S has applied for such exemption. Indicative timetable for the rights issue +--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|2 December | ||2014 | · Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|7 January 2015| || | · Extraordinary General Meeting to decide on the rights issue|| |resolved by the Board of Directors |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|8 January 2015| || | · Last day of trading in the shares including right to || |participate in the rights issue |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|9 January 2015| || | · First day of trading in the shares excluding right to || |participate in the rights issue |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|12 January | ||2015 | · Record date for participation in the rights issue, i.e. || |shareholders who are registered in the share register as of || |this day will receive subscription rights for participation in || |the rights issue || | · Estimated date for the publication of the prospectus |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|14 January – | ||26 January | · Trading in subscription rights ||2015 | |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|14 January – | ||28 January | · Subscription period ||2015 | |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+|30 January | ||2015 | · Announcement of preliminary results of the rights issue |+--------------+---------------------------------------------------------------+ Financial and legal advisors ABG Sundal Collier is acting as financial advisors and Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå is acting as legal advisor to Aerocrine in connection with the rights issue. For more information, please contact: Scott Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +1 970 368 0336 or +46 768 788 379 Marshall Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, Aerocrine AB: +1 919 749 8748 or +46 709 695 219 Or visit About Aerocrine Aerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX MINO® and NIOX VERO®. Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2007. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+|The information provided herein is disclosed pursuant to the Securities ||Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was||submitted for publication at 07:59 a.m. (CET) on November 28, 2014. |+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Important information The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in Aerocrine. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Aerocrine will only be made through the prospectus that Aerocrine estimates to publish on or around 12 January 2015. This press release may not be released, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the United States or any other jurisdiction where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registrations or other actions in addition to what follows from Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded, reproduced or disclosed in a manner that contravenes such restrictions or would entail such requirements. Failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of applicable securities laws. No subscription rights, BTAs (interim shares) or new shares have or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) or securities legislation in any state or other jurisdiction in the United States and may not be offered, subscribed, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States, other than pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with securities laws in relevant state or other jurisdiction in the United States. This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Aerocrine’s current view on future events and financial and operational development. Words such as “intend”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “may”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate” and other expressions which imply indications or predictions of future development or trends, and which are not based on historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome could differ materially from

Publication of addendum to prospectus regarding the 2014 rights offering of Meda AB

Not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where such distribution of this press release would be subject to legal restrictions Today Meda AB has published an addendum to the previously published prospectus regarding Meda’s invitation to subscribe for shares. The addendum has been prepared due to that Rottapharm S.p.A., a company acquired by Meda on 10 October 2014, has published its interim report for January- September 2014 today. The interim report is included in the addendum. The addendum, which has been approved and registered with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, must be read together with the prospectus in all parts. The addendum to the prospectus and the prospectus are available on Meda’s website as well as on SEB’s website Investors who, prior to the publication of this addendum, have subscribed for or in any other way has given their consent to purchase or to subscribe for shares under the prospectus, have in accordance with Chapter 2, Section 34 of the Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980) the right to withdraw submitted subscription or consent up to and including 2 December 2014, i.e. within two business days from the publication of the addendum. Withdrawal is made in writing to SEB, Emissioner R B6, SE - 106 40 Stockholm, Sweden. Investors who have subscribed for shares through a nominee shall contact their nominee regarding withdrawal. Subscription not withdrawn will remain binding and those who wish to remain as subscribers of shares do not need to take any actions. Danske Bank A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial, Nordea Bank AB (publ) and SEB Corporate Finance, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) are acting as financial advisors and Advokatfirman Lindahl KB is acting as legal advisor to Meda in connection with the rights issue. For further inquiries, please contact: Paula Treutiger, VP Corporate Communications & Sustainability               ph: +46 733-666 599                                                                                                                                  Meda AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on November 28, 2014, at 12.30 CET. MEDA AB (publ) is a leading international specialty pharma company. Meda’s products are sold in more than 150 countries worldwide and the company is represented by its own organizations in over 60 countries. The Meda share is listed under Large Cap on Nasdaq Stockholm. Find out more, visit Important information The information in this press release does not constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe for or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in Meda. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Meda will only be made through the prospectus which was published by Meda on 14 November 2014. This press release may not be released, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registrations or other actions in addition to what follows from Swedish, Danish or English law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded, reproduced or disclosed in a manner that contravenes such restrictions or would entail such requirements. Failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of applicable securities laws. No subscription rights, BTAs (interim shares) or new shares have or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (“Securities Act”) or securities legislation in any state or other jurisdiction in the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, except pursuant to an available exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Meda’s current view on future events and financial and operational development. The words “intend”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “plan”, “anticipate” or similar expressions regarding indications or predictions of future developments or trends and which are not statements based on historical facts constitute forward-looking information. Although Meda believes that these statements are based on reasonable assumptions and expectations, Meda cannot give any assurances that such statements will materialize. Forward-looking statements are in its nature involved with both known and unknown risks and uncertainties, since it is depending on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not constitute any representations and warranties and the outcome could differ materially from the information set out in the forward-looking statements.