Jonathan Layton appointed Michelin Head of Fleet

Michelin has appointed Jonathan Layton, 45, as National Sales Manager Fleet, UK and Republic of Ireland. A veteran Michelin man, Layton assumes the role after more than 15 years at the company. The role will see Layton managing the company’s team of key account managers to ensure excellent quality of service across its car and van fleet customers, which ranges from leasing companies, utilities providers and home delivery companies, to major blue-chip multi-nationals – responsible for operating some of the largest car and van fleets in country. He will also focus on extending the company’s premium tyre policies to prospective fleet customers. Commenting on his new position, Layton says: “Michelin has a well-founded reputation for being at least one step ahead of the curve, and I’m delighted to be taking on my new role at such an exciting time for the business. “Within the last 12 months our CrossClimate tyres have secured a series of major fleet industry awards, plus won acclaim from fleet managers nationwide. This year we’ll be enhancing and expanding the CrossClimate range yet further, opening up a wealth of new opportunities for this game-changing tyre generation.” Layton joined the company in 2000 as a Key Account Manager in the car fleet sector, before moving to the role of Sales Manager for Ireland in late 2003. The position of Regional Sales Manager for the truck tyre division followed in 2009, before three years as Sales Manager for the agricultural division, commencing in 2013. Prior to joining Michelin, Layton spent a decade working in the materials handling sector at Nottingham-based Servatruc, after graduating from the University of Southampton with a degree in business and finance. He is married with two children, and will be based at Michelin’s UK headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, reporting to Rebeca Nieto, Commercial Director Passenger Car, Light Truck and 4x4, UK and Republic of Ireland. Ends Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing, distributing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle. It also offers innovative business support services, digital mobility services and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 112,300 employees and operates 68 production plants in 17 countries. The Group also has a Technology Centre, responsible for research and development, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. ( For further press information please contact: David Johnson, Michelin Press OfficeTel: + 44 (0) 1782 402341      Email: Andy Hemphill or Beth Laws, Garnett Keeler PR, Inver House, 37-39 Pound Street,Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3PGTel: +44 (0)20 8647 4467   E-mail: or  MICHF/260/17

Synaption technology was the only one to hit the USA election prediction

On the 6th of January 2017 the victory of Donald Trump by the American Congress was officially declared. It was the most balanced election of all time, and the most difficult to predict. There is a real prediction industry before the election. But in 2016 a curious fact happened. All research institutes failed in their predictions. Only two research institutes in the US pointed to the possibility of a Republican victory (IBD/TIPP Tracking and LA Times/USC Tracking). But even these made a mistake, because they projected this victory in the "popular vote," which is the direct vote of the voters. But in this scenario the Democrats won the election. The Republican Party won only in the Electoral College (state delegates). So even those who "hit", at the end also "was wrong". The most correct projection came from a technology that uses semantic technologies and ontology engineering. A digital traffic reading report posted online at 08:02 a.m. on the 8th of November 2016, hit the 2 scenarios: Democrats would win direct voting, and Republicans would win in most states. This was the assertion made by the digital intelligence company Synaption, based on monitoring and interpretation technologies for large data flow. And it seems to have been the only source of information that correctly pointed out the main trends: -Democrats led in direct voting; -Republicans led in most states; -Republicans would win in Florida with close advantage; -The States of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin were tied; -There would be a breakdown of delegates in the state of Maine, with 3x1 for Democrats; -At that moment, 39 States were out of the margin of error, 6 states were tied, and 6 were in technical tie state. All these data proved to be correct in determining the election (including the percentage in the state of Maine) even considering the 7 delegates who did not vote in the electoral college, and that will not be considered for statistical purposes, prevailing the result verified at the polls. The Digital Intelligence Report - D.I.R. - released by the company showed that the projection - of 29 States to Republicans - would amount to 56.86% of the Delegates. The final result was 306 delegates conquered by the Republicans which correspond to 56.87%. A difference of only 0.01%. The D.I.R. also predicted that the final difference between Democrats and Republicans would be 2% in popular vote. The final result was 2,1%, a difference of only 0,1%. But how is this possible? The answer lies of the use of innovative inference and behavioral interpretation technologies based on Ontology Management (holonymy, meronymy, hyperonymy, hyponymy, synonyms and related terms monitoring). This allows one to determine the course of events more accurately than traditional surveys. The origin of the technologies lies of the experience of the company's creation team, which previously developed systems in the area of intelligence and investigations, wiretapping, border control systems, knowledge bases and similar. The company has mastered this kind of technology to search engines, and has been using it to map behavior of large masses of data on the Internet. Based on these technologies, the company has just provided two new thematic search engines, one in the area of Law (Synaption Juris, and another in the area of Medicine and Health (Synaption Med The new search engines employ a technology that does a context reading, and when the user changes the context of the question the search result changes automatically. Currently, the company has just launched a portal called "Mr. Predictions" ( which is based on these technologies. It features scenarios readings of the Stock Exchange and Futures Markets, oil market monitoring, sports and election predictions. Using the site technology it is possible to know, for example, if the chance of a world war is growing or decreasing and what the impact of this information on the markets and society is. (*) Statistical data about the US election is available at: (2) Predictions conducted for the American Election: (3) Digital Intelligence Report about US 2016: (

Wearable sensor device helps visually impaired to sense their environment

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a wearable assistive device for the visually impaired, which enables them to sense their environment and move around more safely. The device, which is worn like a heart rate monitor, has been clinically tested.The device functions on the basis of a radar system developed by VTT.“The novel aspect lies in wearable sensor device which functions based on radio waves, so that the signal passes through clothing. This means that it can be worn discreetly under a coat, for example,” says Tero Kiuru, a Senior Scientist at VTT.The radar conveys information to the user in the form of vibrations or voice feedback. It senses most obstacles in the user’s surroundings, although difficulties remain in sensing objects such as thin branches and bushes.The radar has already been clinically tested in device trials approved by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira), in which VTT's partners were Kuopio University Hospital and the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired (FFVI). The test group included a total of 25 visually impaired people, of whom 14 were blind, 7 partially sighted and 4 were deaf-blind.“A clear majority of the testers felt that the radar improved their ability to perceive their environment and increased their self-confidence when moving around,” says Kiuru.A total of 92% of the trial users felt that the device helped them to perceive their surroundings, 80% felt that their trust in their ability to move around independently had increased and 32% would immediately start using the test device in its current form.On the other hand, they were not satisfied with distance control and vibration-based feedback.The research will continue with selected test users and the device will be further developed.A global market is believed to exist for the radar, since there are around 300 million visually impaired people in the world. www.guidesense.comFurther information:                                                                         VTTTero Kiuru, Senior ScientistTel. +358 40 176

Swedish floating wind power technology set to put Scottish Highlands at forefront of sustainable energy

The project is subject to Marine Scotland and Scottish Ministers processing the planning application by 31 March 2017. Dounreay Trì has also entered into an agreement with the Highland port of Scrabster, near Thurso, which will service the facility. If Scottish Ministers approve the project, it will create 7 full time jobs and support many other jobs locally ranging from the Harbour Authority itself, through to fuel suppliers, cranage and other supply chain activities. The prototype facility would put Scotland at the forefront of developing this innovative technology which can be deployed in deep water rather than just in the shallower waters, such as those off the East Coast, as at present. The expansion of this new technology could also present a major opportunity for Scottish manufacturers as this award to Global Energy Group’s Nigg Energy Park highlights the capability and capacity of these world-class deepwater facilities. Unlike more conventional offshore wind structures, these wind farms will be entirely assembled in the construction yard and then towed into position. This would certainly open up an enormous market potential. The twin turbine project will be capable of generating 10MW of electricity, enough to power around 8,000 homes. By opening up the deeper waters off the North and West Coast of Scotland the new floating wind farms can make a significant contribution to helping Scotland meet its renewable energy targets. Commenting on the award of the contract to Global Energy Group, Marcus Thor, Project Director for Dounreay Trì Limited said, “We are delighted to award the construction contract for such an innovative project being installed in Scotland to a Scottish company. It certainly has great potential to deliver both renewable energy and jobs for Scotland. Whilst we await the outcome of our planning applications, as and when they are approved, this will place Scotland at the forefront of floating offshore wind production worldwide.” Mr Ian Cobban, Executive Vice President, Capital Projects, for Global Energy Group commented, “we are very pleased to have secured this construction contract for this innovative floating offshore wind device with deep water capability. We have the right experience and facilities to fully support the contract requirements and once planning is confirmed we envisage fabrication works will commence in Summer 2017, with assembly works within Nigg Energy Park’s Dry Dock facility through to the first half of 2018. The main floating structure will be around 190 m by 100 m including columns of 30 m height, making it the largest structure to be loaded out of our facility in recent years. This contract win highlights our ability to diversify our work into many different areas. At a time when we have been going through a difficult period with job losses, this will certainly provide much needed additional jobs for us and the local supply chain.” Commenting on the agreement with Scrabster, Simon Tuchewicz, Project Operational & Maintenance Manager for Dounreay Tri said, “Dounreay Tri are delighted to enter into this Memorandum of Understanding with the Scrabster Harbour Trust for the development of the port into the Project Maintenance Hub. Scrabster Harbour is an excellent facility, with great local infrastructure and support services that we believe can fully meet the Operation and Maintenance requirements over the 25-year Project life. Dounreay Tri are excited about this announcement and believe it will be mutually beneficial to both parties and demonstrates the commitment Dounreay Tri has to the local community.’ The Scrabster Port Manager Sandy Mackie, said, “Scrabster Harbour Trust is delighted that Dounreay Tri wish to establish an operation at Scrabster. Scrabster is ideally suited to support their operations and maintenance needs. We look forward to working with the company to deliver a successful project that will benefit the port and local economy." For Further information contact: Simon James (for Dounreay Trì) 07984 493071 or Alastair Kennedy (for Global Energy Group) 01463 725460. ENDS Notes to editors: An impression of the Dounreay Trì facility is attached to this press release. The wind farm will be deployed in Scottish Territorial Waters approximately 9km off Dounreay, Caithness in the summer of 2018. In order to proceed the application to Marine Scotland and Scottish Ministers must be processed by 31 March as the Renewable Obligation Certificate level required is only available to projects approved by that date. The Project consists of: A two turbine offshore wind farm with a total installed capacity of 10 MW A single export cable to bring the power to shore The associated onshore electrical infrastructure The main offshore components are: Two offshore wind turbines of 5MW A floating foundation platform Mooring lines or chains Drag-embedment anchors One cable, buried, to bring the renewable electricity ashore Scour protection for anchors and the export cable, where necessary The onshore infrastructure components are: A cable landfall, west of the Dounreay nuclear facility The onshore cable shall be buried to a depth of approximately 1m, subject to ground conditions A substation or switchgear to transfer power to the grid, at, or near, the existing Dounreay substation. For more information visit About the Global Energy Group The Global Energy Group sells a range of services associated with the operation, maintenance and construction of critical assets in the natural resource sectors. These include assets used for drilling, producing and processing oil and gas reserves, as well as renewable power such as Nuclear, Hydro, Offshore Wind and Tidal developments. The Group also supports non-energy infrastructure including water/utilities and onshore mining. The Group employs over 3,000 people worldwide, and has enjoyed a series of accolades to mark its meteoric growth since 2005. In 2011 Global completed the purchase of the former North Sea Oil fabrication facility at Nigg, on the Cromarty Firth; a key strategic site for the energy industry in Scotland and one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe. For more information visit:

Finnair Traffic Performance in December 2016

Finnair Plc                          Investor News                           10 January 2017 at 09:00 am EET Number of passengers grew 6.4% year-on-year In December, Finnair's overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres grew by 4.9 per cent, and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 7.7 per cent year‐on‐year. Growth concentrated on Asia, and the passenger load factor improved or remained unchanged in all traffic areas. Overall, the passenger load factor increased by 2.1 percentage points to 78.9 per cent. In 2016 as a whole, Finnair carried a record number of 10.9 passengers, 5.6 per cent more than a year earlier. Annual growth was also brisk as measured by Available Seat Kilometres (+6.5%) and Revenue Passenger Kilometres (+5.8%). The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, grew by 5.8 per cent in December, and traffic grew by 10.6 per cent on the back of higher passenger load factor. The new Fukuoka and Guangzhou routes were retired in October for the winter season. Hence the December destination range was essentially the same as in the comparison period. The capacity in American traffic increased by 0.6 per cent year-on-year, and traffic as measured by RPK increased by 4.4 per cent. The destination range was the same as in the comparison period. The New York route was operated by temporarily wet-leased aircraft and flight crew during the month. European capacity grew by 4.7 per cent and traffic grew by 4.6 per cent year-on-year. Domestic capacity also increased by 4.7 per cent, and traffic increased by 5.9 per cent year‐on‐year reflecting mostly increased flying to Northern Finland. According to preliminary data, Finnair’s unit revenue, or RASK (total Group revenue divided by ASK), declined in October–December by 3.2 per cent year‐on‐year and totalled 6.95 euro cents. "By traffic area, our unit revenue in Q4 declined moderately from the comparison period in Asian and European traffic, and somewhat more in Atlantic traffic, whereas the unit revenue in domestic traffic increased slightly. Furthermore, overall unit revenue developments reflect a decline in travel services revenue due to the divestment of SMT and Estravel after the comparison period. ASK increased by 3.5 per cent, mostly in Asia, and the average passenger load factor improved slightly year-on-year. Cargo performance in December reflected internal systems integration challenges, which temporarily slowed down sales," says Finnair CFO Pekka Vähähyyppä. In December, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Tonne Kilometres grew by 9.6 per cent, and Revenue Tonne Kilometres decreased by 16.2 per cent year-on-year. In addition, Finnair’s total freight capacity included three weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels, operated by DHL. In December, 72.7 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (85.8). Traffic statistics for January 2017 will be published on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. Note. Finnair revised its Disclosure Policy at the end of last year in line with the EU Market Abuse Regulation, and from now on, monthly traffic performance data will we published as investor news. The Disclosure Policy is available at Finnair’s Investor Relations website: Finnair Traffic Performance December 2016 December 2016  %-Change Year-to   date 2016 %-Change Total TrafficPassengers   1000 841,6 6,4 10 866,6 5,6Available   seat 2 725,5 4,9 33 914,2 6,5kilometres millRevenue   passenger 2 150,3 7,7 27 065,3 5,8kilometres millPassenger   load 78,9 2,1 p 79,8 -0,6 pfactor %Cargo tonnes   total 8 924,7 -14,9 144 596,2 10,6Available   tonne 407,0 8,1 5 020,3 8,4kilometres millRevenue   tonne 245,5 1,6 3 294,6 7,1-kilometres millOverall   load 60,3 -3,9 p 65,6 -0,8 pfactor % EuropePassengers   1000 471,5 6,7 6 681,9 4,6Available   seat 977,0 4,7 13 247,9 2,8kilometres millRevenue   passenger 749,9 4,6 10 413,8 2,9kilometres millPassenger   load 76,8 -0,0 p 78,6 0,1 pfactor % North AtlanticPassengers   1000 24,4 3,7 296,6 10,7Available   seat 232,2 0,6 2 692,7 20,1kilometres millRevenue   passenger 182,1 4,4 2 140,7 14,9kilometres millPassenger   load 78,4 2,9 p 79,5 -3,6 pfactor % AsiaPassengers   1000 145,8 10,3 1 782,5 6,0Available   seat 1 361,9 5,8 16 434,2 7,7kilometres millRevenue passenger   1 106,8 10,6 13 446,8 6,5kilometres millPassenger   load 81,3 3,5 p 81,8 -1,0 pfactor % DomesticPassengers   1000 199,8 3,3 2 105,7 7,7Available   seat 154,3 4,7 1 539,4 6,4kilometres millRevenue   passenger 111,6 5,9 1 064,0 8,2kilometres millPassenger   load 72,3 0,8 p 69,1 1,1 pfactor % Cargo TrafficCargo   scheduled 7 585,1 -16,4 127 349,8 11,8traffic total tonnesEurope   tonnes 1 549,0 -15,6 25 628,5 17,2North   Atlantic 432,5 -37,2 8 741,8 8,1tonnesAsia tonnes 5 452,4 -14,3 91 223,9 11,0Domestic   tonnes 151,2 -16,1 1 755,7 -0,3Cargo   flights, 1 339,6 -5,8 17 246,4 2,8tonnes**Cargo   tonnes total 8 924,7 -14,9 144 596,2 10,6Available   tonne 118,0 9,2 1464,1 6,1kilometres* millRevenue   tonne 53,2 -15,7 873,5 11,0kilometres millAvailable   109,8 9,6 1368,3 6,2sched.cargo tonnekms*, mill.Revenue   46,3 -16,2 784,8 11,7sched.cargo tonnekms, mill.Cargo load   factor* 45,1 -13,3 p 59,7 2,6 p%-   North-Atlantic 24,0 -16,0 p 38,9 -0,7 pcargo load factor* %- Asia   cargo load 46,3 -13,3 p 62,6 3,5 pfactor* %Scheduled traffic 42,2 -13,0 p 57,4 2,8 pCargo load factor*, * Operational calculatory capacity ** Including purchased traffic – Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year (p = percentage points) – Available seat kilometres, ASK: Total number of seats available, multiplied by the number of kilometres flown – Revenue passenger kilometres, RPK: Number of revenue passengers carried, multiplied by kilometres flown – Passenger load factor: Share of revenue passenger kilometres of available seat kilometres – Available tonne kilometres, ATK: Number of tonnes of capacity for carriage of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown – Revenue tonne kilometres, RTK: Total revenue load consisting of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown – Overall load factor: Share of revenue tonne kilometres of available tonne kilometres

Aibel extends collaboration with Coor until 2020

Aibel AS is a leading service company specializing in oil, gas and renewable energy. Coor has delivered and developed FM services for all Aibel’s plants in Norway since 2014. Aibel’s decision to extend the option means that the collaboration will continue to 2020. The contract is worth some SEK 50 m annually.   ”Over the last two years, the oil sector has been characterized by cost pressure and streamlining initiatives. We feel that Coor as our main IFM provider has actively participated in adapting operations to this new and challenging situation, contributing to achieving Aibel FM’s targets as a result of cost savings. Our close collaboration with Coor over almost three years has allowed us to meet these challenges optimally,” commented Hans-Jakob Berge, Head of Aibel FM. The agreement includes services such as reception services, food and beverage, security and property maintenance.  “The fact that Aibel has already chosen to exercise its first option is a major vote of confidence. We’re proud of our positive collaboration based on flexibility and scalability, and a clear, shared focus on continuous improvement. We look forward to continuing to develop our services and delivery to support Aibel’s operations optimally,” commented Mikael Stöhr, President and CEO of Coor. For more information, images etc., please visit or contact: Mikael Stöhr, President and CEO at Coor, + 46 10 559 59 35, Nikolai Utheim, President of Coor in Norway, +47 97 69 71 67, Åsvor Brynnel, Communications and Sustainability Director at Coor, +46 10 559 54 04,

Strong growth in net sales and operating profit in the fourth quarter

The year-end report for Probi AB will be released 24 January 2017. Due to very strong organic growth in Probi AB and that the newly acquired subsidiary Probi USA Inc. (Nutraceutix) is included for the first time, preliminary financial information for the fourth quarter and the full year 2016 is released ahead of the report. Net sales increased by 158 MSEK and amounted to 194 MSEK (36) in the fourth quarter. 82 MSEK of the increase represents organic growth compared to the corresponding period 2015. Part of the organic growth was driven by stock build up from one client in US. 76 MSEK represents net sales in Probi USA Inc, which is included for the period October-December. The operating profit increased by 40 MSEK and amounted to 44 MSEK (4). For the full year 2016 net sales was 443 MSEK (216), an increase of 227 MSEK or 105 %. 151 MSEK of the increase represents organic growth and 76 MSEK represents net sales in Probi USA Inc. Operating profit for the full year was 130 MSEK (63). The financial information provided is preliminary. The final year-end report will be released 24 January 2017 08.00 CET. This information is information that Probi AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below, at 10 January 2017 at 08.00 CET. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:Peter Nählstedt, CEO, Probi, tel +46 46 286 89 23, e-mail: peter.nahlstedt@probi.seNiklas Brandt, CFO, Probi, tel +46 46 286 89 26, e-mail: ABOUT PROBIProbi AB is a Swedish publicly traded bioengineering company that develops effective and well-documented probiotics. Through its world-leading research, Probi has created a strong product portfolio in the gastrointestinal health and immune system niches. Probi’s products are available to consumers in more than 30 countries worldwide. Probi’s customers are leading food, health-product and pharmaceutical companies in the Functional Food and Consumer Healthcare segments. In 2015 Probi had sales of MSEK 216. The Probi share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap. Probi has about 4,400 shareholders. Read more at

NeuroVive signs collaboration agreement with Karolinska Institutet

Under the collaboration agreement, the team led by Prof. Håkan Westerblad at Karolinska Institutet will study NeuroVive’s cyclophilin inhibitor compound NV556 and its effects in experimental models of mitochondrial myopathy. The Karolinska Institutet research team previously published results1) where they show that another cyclophilin inhibitor, ciclosporin, shows mitochondrial protective effects mediated through inhibition of cyclophilin D, resulting in prevention of muscle fiber weakness in an experimental model of mitochondrial myopathy. They have also shown that patients with mitochondrial myopathy have increased levels of cyclophilin D, the target for NeuroVive’s compound NV556. NV556 is expected to have higher specificity and tolerability than ciclosporin, which may facilitate better optimization of dosage. “We are now adding mitochondrial myopathy to our genetic mitochondrial disease portfolio, which is very exciting. We are also very glad to be able to explore this area together with Håkan Westerblad’s skilled team at Karolinska Institutet and are looking forward to our continued collaboration”, said Magnus Hansson, Chief Medical Officer at NeuroVive. This collaboration expands NeuroVive’s presence in the genetic mitochondrial disease field, which is a NeuroVive key focus area and where NeuroVive also develops its NVP015 compounds in mitochondrial respiratory chain diseases. The NV556 compound that is studied under this collaboration is targeting cyclophilin D, and has therefore a different and complementary mode of action than the NVP015 compounds which target the respiratory chain supporting cell energy production. Notes to editors About Mitochondrial myopathy Mitochondrial myopathies are a group of neuromuscular diseases caused by damage to the mitochondria, the small energy factories found inside almost all the cells in the body. Some of the more common mitochondrial myopathies include Kearns-Sayre syndrome, myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers, and mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes. The symptoms of mitochondrial myopathies include muscle weakness, exercise intolerance and fatigue, and are often accompanied by other symptoms of genetic mitochondrial disorders such as heart failure or rhythm disturbances, dementia, movement disorders, stroke-like episodes, deafness, blindness, droopy eyelids, limited mobility of the eyes, vomiting, and seizures. The prognosis for these disorders ranges in severity from progressive weakness to death.2) There is a high unmet medical need of new and effective treatment options for mitochondrial myopathy. 1)       Cyclophilin D, a target for counteracting skeletal muscle dysfunction in mitochondrial myopathy. Westerblad H. et al. Human Molecular Genetics, 2015, Vol.24, No 23; 6580-6587. 2) About NeuroVive NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB is a leader in mitochondrial medicine. The company is committed to the discovery and development of medicines that preserve mitochondrial integrity and function in areas of unmet medical need. The company’s strategy is to take drugs for rare diseases through clinical development and into the market. The strategy for projects within larger indications outside the core focus area is out-licensing in the preclinical phase. NeuroVive enhances the value of its projects in an organization that includes strong international partnerships and a network of mitochondrial research institutions, as well as expertise with capacities within drug development and production. NeuroVive has a project in early clinical phase II development for the prevention of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (NeuroSTAT®). NeuroSTAT has orphan drug designation in Europe and in the US. The R&D portfolio consists of several late stage research programs in areas ranging from genetic mitochondrial disorders to cancer and metabolic diseases such as NASH. NeuroVive is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden (ticker: NVP). The share is also traded on the OTCQX Best Market in the US (OTC: NEVPF). For investor relations and media questions, please contact: Cecilia Hofvander, NeuroVive, Tel: +46 (0)46 275 62 21 or Charles Athle Nelson, NeuroVive US representative, Tel +1 212 961 6277 or NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) Medicon Village, SE-223 81 Lund, Sweden Tel: +46 (0)46 275 62 20 (switchboard) This information is information that NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:30 a.m. CET on January 10, 2017.

GABA-specialist to the Board of Diamyd Medical

Torbjörn Bäckström, MD, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Umecrine AB, Head of Neurosteroid Research Centre in Umeå and Professor in the Department of Clinical Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Umeå University. Professor Bäckström's main area of interest is GABA receptors and hormone related mechanisms in the brain as well as conditions caused by these. Torbjörn Bäckström holds several patents and is the author of more than 400 scientific articles. Umecrine AB was founded in 2000 with a focus on drug development against the physical and mental conditions caused by natural stress and sex hormones that modulate GABA A receptor activity in the central nervous system. Two subsidiaries of Umecrine was formed in 2006, Umecrine Cognition and Asarina Pharma (originally Umecrine Mood), to focus on the development of hepatic encephalopathy (hepatic coma), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.   “We are very pleased to welcome Torbjörn Bäckström to Diamyd Medical,” says Erik Nerpin, Chairman of Diamyd Medical. ”Professor Bäckström’s contacts, expertise and experience in biotech companies as well as GABA related disease mechanisms will be of great importance to the strategic work of the company.” About Diamyd MedicalDiamyd Medical is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and other serious inflammatory diseases through pharmaceutical development and investments in stem cell and medical technology. Diamyd Medical develops the diabetes vaccine Diamyd®, an antigen-specific immunotherapy based on the exclusively licensed GAD-molecule. At this time six clinical studies are ongoing with Diamyd®. GABA constitutes alongside with the diabetes vaccine a key asset in Diamyd Medical and the Company uses its GABA in-licensed technology to develop a proprietary GABA drug product. Diamyd Medical is one of the major shareholders in the stem cell company NextCell Pharma AB (previous Cellaviva AB). Diamyd Medical also has holdings in the medtech company Companion Medical, Inc., San Diego, USA and in the gene therapy company Periphagen, Inc., Pittsburgh, USA. Diamyd Medical’s B-share is traded on Nasdaq Stockholm First North under the ticker DMYD B. FNCA Sweden AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Medivir AB (publ)

The shareholders in Medivir AB are hereby summoned to the Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday 2 February 2017 at 2.00 p.m. at Konferenscentret 7A Strandvägen, Strandvägen 7, Stockholm, Sweden. ParticipationShareholders who wish to participate in the meeting must (a) be recorded in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Friday 27 January 2017, and (b), notify the company of their intention to participate in the meeting not later than Friday 27 January 2017 in writing to Medivir AB, Blasieholmsgatan 2, SE-111 48 Stockholm, Sweden. Such notification may also be made by telephone +46 (0)8-5468 31 00, by e-mail to or via the company’s web site at The notification shall set forth the name, address, telephone number (daytime), personal/corporate identity number, the number of shares held and, when applicable, information about representatives and assistants. There are 26,966,037 shares outstanding in the company, whereof 606,358 series A shares and 26,359,679 series B shares corresponding to an aggregate of 32,423,259 votes. The company holds, following delivery of shares within the scope of Medivir’s incentive program, which is intended to take place in the coming days, 11,413 treasury shares. Shareholders represented by proxy shall issue a written and dated power of attorney for the proxy or, should the right to vote for the shares be divided among different representatives, the representatives, together with information on the number of shares each representative is entitled to vote for. If the power of attorney is issued on behalf of a legal entity, a certified copy of a registration certificate for the legal entity (or corresponding document), evidencing the authority to issue the proxy, shall be appended. The original of the power of attorney and, when applicable, the registration certificate should be sent to the company at the address indicated above, well before the meeting. A proxy form is available at the company’s website,, and is sent to shareholders who so request. Shareholders whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee through a bank or a securities institution must temporarily re-register their shares in their own names to be entitled to participate in the meeting. Such registration, which may be temporary, must be duly effected in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Friday 27 January 2017, and the shareholders must therefore advise their nominees well in advance of this date. The shareholders are reminded of their right to request information in accordance with Chapter 7, Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act (Sw. aktiebolagslagen). Proposed agenda 1. Election of chairman of the meeting. 2. Preparation and approval of the voting list. 3. Approval of the agenda. 4. Election of two persons to approve the minutes of the meeting. 5. Determination of whether the meeting has been duly convened. 6. The Board of Directors’ proposal for resolution on a voluntary redemption programme comprising,a. reduction of the share capital for repayment to the shareholders, andb. bonus issue without issuance of new shares. The Board of Directors’ proposal for resolution on a voluntary redemption programme (item 6)The Board of Directors proposes that the general meeting resolves upon a voluntary redemption programme in accordance with the items 6 a – b and it is proposed that all resolutions are to be passed as one resolution. Thus, the resolutions under items 6 a - b above must be supported by shareholders representing at least two-thirds of the votes cast as well as the shares represented at the general meeting. An information brochure describing the voluntary redemption programme in more detail will be presented in respect of the Board of Directors’ proposal. The information brochure will be available before the application period for redemption commences. Reduction of the share capital for repayment to the shareholders (item 6 a)The Board of Directors proposes that the general meeting resolves to reduce the company’s share capital with a maximum of SEK 39,273,057.856234 for repayment to the shareholders. The reduction is to be effected by redemption of a maximum of 6,738,655 shares, whereof 151,589 series A shares and 6,587,066 series B shares, each share with a quota value of approximately SEK 5.83. The reduction is made by way of repayment to the shareholders with a maximum amount of SEK 869,286,495. The possible redeemable number of shares is based on the total number of shares in the company reduced by any treasury shares. The reduction is to be effected through a voluntary redemption programme. For each share in the company, the shareholder receives one redemption right, whereby the redemption rights received for series A shares entitle the holder to redeem series A shares and redemption rights received for series B shares entitle the holder to redeem series B shares. All holders of redemption rights receive an equal right to redeem shares, regardless of share class. Four (4) redemption rights entitle to redemption of one (1) share of the same share class. The company shall pay an amount of SEK 129 for each share redeemed. The redemption proceed per share will exceed the quota value of the share by approximately SEK 123.17. The part of the redemption proceeds exceeding the quota value shall be charged to the company’s unrestricted equity according to the balance sheet adopted by the Annual General Meeting 2016. Record day for receiving redemption rights is 9 February 2017. The application period for redemption will commence on 14 February 2017 and runs up to, and including, 28 February 2017. Customary trading with redemption rights and redemption shares in respect of series B shares will be arranged. After effecting the share capital reduction, the share capital of the company will be a minimum of SEK 117,885,712.143766, distributed among not less than 20,227,382 shares, whereof not less than 454,769 series A shares and not less than 19,772,613 series B shares, each share with a quota value of approximately SEK 5.83. According to the latest Annual Report, the amount available under Chapter 17, Section 3, first paragraph of the Companies Act is SEK 1,165,038,322. The amount was adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 3 May 2016. No resolutions on value transfers have been passed thereafter. Bonus issue without issuance of new shares (item 6 b)The Board of Directors proposes that the general meeting resolves on a bonus issue whereby the share capital is increased with SEK 39,273,057.856234 by the transfer of funds from unrestricted equity (according to the balance sheet adopted by the Annual General Meeting 2016). The bonus issue will be effected without issuance of new shares. Following the effected bonus issue the company’s share capital will amount to at least SEK 157,158,770, distributed among not less than 20,227,382 shares, whereof not less than 454,769 series A shares and not less than 19,772,613 series B shares. DocumentationThe Board of Directors’ complete proposal and other supporting documentation for resolutions will be held available at the company’s offices, Medivir AB, Blasieholmsgatan 2, 111 48 Stockholm,, Sweden, and on, at the latest three weeks before the general meeting and be sent to shareholders who so request and provide their address. Stockholm, January 2017Medivir AB (publ)The Board of Directors

Sectra’s digital pathology solution now available in Poland

Opta-Tech supplies and integrates IT solutions for research and diagnostic laboratories in Poland. The company has approximately 80 cancer centers and hospitals as customers, making it one of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment for digital pathology and molecular diagnostics. “Poland is a large market where healthcare reforms have been made in order to modernize hospitals. These conditions make Poland an interesting market for us. Opta-Tech’s experience and stable market position makes it an important business partner,” says Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra. The distribution agreement comprises Sectra’s digital pathology solution, including VNA for storage of various medical images in a single archive. The solution allows pathologists to make diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case. Why digital pathology?Pathology departments analyze tissue samples and bodily fluids to identify the reasons for a patient’s symptoms. The results provide guidance for the diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment of various diseases. There is an acute shortage of pathologists, while at the same time, an aging population and more specialized diagnostics are leading to increasing volumes and demands for more-detailed reports. Digitizing tissue samples allows for shorter wait times, more-accurate diagnoses, and a more-efficient use of resources. Sectra’s digital pathology solutionSectra’s digital pathology solution is built on the same platform as Sectra’s solution for handling radiology images (Sectra PACS). This enables in-depth collaboration between radiologists and pathologists, two of the key players in effective cancer care. It also facilitates multi-disciplinary team meetings, which are part of integrated diagnostics. In addition, using a common platform will lead to reduced maintenance and operating costs. Sectra offers a complete solution for primary diagnostics that includes storage solutions and an advanced review workstation. In the US, digital pathology for primary diagnostics is still pending FDA approval. Read more about Sectra’s digital pathology solution (

G5 has handed in complaint regarding breach of contract by MyTona LLC

The action arises from disputes concerning a license agreement between the parties entered into on May 2, 2012, with regard to the game "The Secret Society."  The full text of the complaint is available through the Clerk's Office of the Orange County Superior Court, case number 30-2017-00896250-CU-BC-CJC. In the suit, G5 contends that MyTona has failed to perform certain obligations under the May 2, 2012 license agreement with regard to “The Secret Society”, and has improperly refused to extend the license agreement beyond its initial 5-year term ending in November 2017. G5 seeks substantial damages for past and future lost profits, declaratory relief and other remedies against MyTona for these violations. G5's action also seeks to enforce rights claimed by G5 in relation to MyTona’s game “Seeker’s Notes”, in which G5 claims a contractual right under the license agreement to participate financially, and seeks substantial damages, declaratory relief and other remedies against MyTona. Vlad Suglobov, G5’s CEO, stated that: “G5 and MyTona have had a long and prosperous partnership making The Secret Society a great success in its genre. And, while we are currently seeing greater success and growth with some of our other titles, TSS continues to be a solidly performing game as part of our overall game portfolio. We believe our current actions are both necessary and justified.”

ADDvise receives frame agreement from SLL at an order value of 20 + 20 MSEK

IM-Medico Svenska AB, a subsidiary in the ADDvise Group, has been awarded a frame agreement for laparoscopy products from the County Council of Stockholm. The estimated value of the agreement for IM-Medico is 10 MSEK per annum. The agreement runs for two years with a two-year prolongation option. IM-Medico Svenska AB, a subsidiary in the ADDvise Group, has been awarded a frame agreement from the County Council of Stockholm for laparoscopy products. These products are used in laparoscopy procedures with internal stapling for invasive surgery. IM-Medico has been chosen as the preferred supplier in competition with vendors such as Johnsson & Johnsson and Medtronic. -       Rikard Akhtarzand comments the business; “Our extensive investment in the surgery segment is now paying off. To be chosen as the preferred supplier in competition with Johnsson & Johnsson and Medtronic is a major achievement for us”. The agreement has a standstill period until January 19 2017 and starts running on June 1 2017.For further information, please contact:Rikard Akhtarzand, CEO+46 765-25 90  Important information:  This information is by ADDvise required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication on January 10, 2017 at 08:45 CET. About ADDvise GroupADDvise Group AB (publ) is a leading supplier of equipment to healthcare and research facilities. The group consists of approximately 10 subsidiaries organized into two business areas, Lab and Healthcare. Sales are global. The Group has a clear acquisition strategy with the aim of raising shareholder value and expand the business – both geographically and product wise. The Group has sales of about 250 MSEK. ADDvise shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier and Mangold Fondkommission AB, 08-503015 50, is the Company's Certified Adviser. Additional information is available at 

Swedish ICA stores – December 2016 sales figures

+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+| | December | January – December 2016 || | 2016 | |+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+|Store |SEKm |Change|Change|SEKm |Change all stores|Change ||sales, | |all |like | | |like-for-like||excl. VAT | |stores|-for | | | || | | |-like | | | |+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+|Maxi ICA |3,444 |0.5% |0.5% |33,806 |2.6% |2.1% ||Stormarknad| | | | | | |+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+|ICA Kvantum|2,612 |2.6% |1.2% |26,877 |2.4% |1.9% |+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+|ICA |3,021 |1.9% |1.5% |33,619 |1.9% |1.7% ||Supermarket| | | | | | |+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+|ICA Nära |1,421 |1.6% |1.8% |16,634 |2.7% |2.9% |+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+|Total |10,498|1.6% |1.1% |110,936|2.4% |2.0% |+-----------+------+------+------+-------+-----------------+-------------+ In December 2016, sales in the Swedish ICA stores totalled SEK 10,498 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 1.6% compared with the same month in the previous year. Sales in January-December 2016 amounted to SEK 110,936 million, an increase of 2.4% compared with the previous year. ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for December to be 0.2%. At 31 December 2016, the number of ICA stores in Sweden was 1,296. Store sales for January will be published on 8 February 2017 at 08.45 CET. To see all publication dates in 2017, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website For more informationICA Gruppen press service, Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52 This information is such that ICA Gruppen AB is obligated to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at time 08:45 on Tuesday January 10, 2017.

Vattenfall has signed an agreement to acquire the project development company for offshore wind project “Atlantis I”

PNE WIND Atlantis I GmbH is the owner of the offshore wind project “Atlantis I” which is located in the German North Sea 84 kilometers north-west off the island of Borkum and the project site allows a potential for up to 73 wind turbines of multi megawatt class. PNE WIND AG will remain involved in the further development of project Atlantis I as a long-term service provider, contributing its expertise and knowledge about Atlantis I. – The acquisition of Atlantis I is a very good start for us into the new year and I am really delighted. After our successful participation in the tender rounds in Denmark last year where we could reinforce our offshore wind portfolio with another 950 MW, we are now well on track in the German market as well. In this context we explicitly welcome the change towards the auction system under the new EEG regime also in Germany. We can now apply our know-how in terms of cost reduction for offshore wind in this country as well – for the benefit of the electricity customers and thus for the further acceptance of this effective way to produce green energy, says Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall. Apart from the “Atlantis I” project Vattenfall has already acquired the offshore wind project “Global Tech II“ in summer 2016. Both projects, as well as the project „Sandbank Plus”, fulfill the criteria of the new §26 “WindSeeGesetz” for participation in the first auction rounds for offshore wind projects in Germany starting in April 2017. Vattenfall discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. Wind at VattenfallVattenfall is a leading European energy company and operates over 1,100 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 2,200 megawatts (MW). In 2015, Vattenfall produced more than six billion KWh (6 TWh) of wind energy. In terms of pure figures, this amount of electricity is enough to cover the annual energy needs of around 1.5 million average German households. By 2020, Vattenfall will double its wind capacity on land and at sea with an annual expansion volume between 400 and 600 MW. The company is investing EUR 5,5 billion euros to ensure this. Vattenfall is currently offering about 130 new positions in its Business Area Wind. About the PNE WIND GroupThe PNE WIND Group is one of the leading German wind farm developers offering services covering the entire added value chain ranging from the development, planning, realisation, financing, operation, marketing and repowering of wind farms in Germany and abroad from a single source. Once the completed wind farms have been handed over, the PNE WIND Group also offers technical and commercial operation management services, including regular maintenance, for the wind farms. Offshore wind farms are developed up to the point where they are construction ready and the services cover the projects till operations begin.    For further information, please contact:Peter Stedt, Press Officer Vattenfall. +46 70 597 73 38Vattenfall’s Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 5010.    Vattenfall is a Swedish, state owned, energy company with more than 20,000 employees with operations in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, UK and Finland. Vattenfall supports the transition to a renewable energy system and has the objective to become leading in sustainable energy production and thereby secure a reliable and cost effective energy supply.

New President of Karlastaden Holding AB

“It feels extremely exciting to be involved in the implementation of this project. It will be a challenge to create a completely new district with integrated and sustainable development and a building as tall as Karlatornet. Since the owners of the project, Serneke and NREP, have such clear ambitions, placing it high on their agendas, we will reach our goal,” says Jörgen Eriksson. Jörgen has extensive experience of everything from project development to construction operations. Throughout his career, he has worked at Skanska, where he held a variety of roles, from surveyor to Regional Manager and Head of Operations. Jörgen has also been President of Skanska’s commercial project development in Norway and joins us most recently from his role as Operations Manager of the house department at Skanska Sverige AB. “The project will enter a new phase in 2017, with production work scheduled to commence in the autumn. Karlastaden is a large and complex urban development project, with high demands on management and project organization. This requires the experience, skills and drive that Jörgen will contribute. With Jörgen at the helm, Karlastaden will be piloted ahead in trustworthy manner,” says Patrik Lindström, President of Serneke Project Development. “Jörgen has a thorough background in project development and managing large, complex projects, and I am sure he will take Karlastaden on with the same professionalism that he has shown throughout his years at Skanska. It feels secure to have Jörgen aboard,” says Rickard Svensson-Dahlberg, CIO of NREP. Jörgen Eriksson starts his job as President of Karlastaden Holding AB on April 3. Karlastaden Holding AB is a project company owned jointly by Serneke Group AB and NREP, which will develop the new district with residential and commercial properties. For additional information, please contact:Patrik Lindström, President Serneke Project ( +46 704 31 51 91 Tomas Järund, Communication Managertomas.jarund@serneke.setel: +46 704 45 50 87 Serneke is a rapidly growing corporate group active in construction, civil engineering, project development and property management. The Group was founded in 2002 and today has annual income of more than SEK 3 billion and more than 800 employees. Through novel thinking, the Company drives development and create more effective and more innovative solutions for responsible construction. The Company builds and develops housing, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, public buildings, roads and civil engineering projects, and other infrastructure. The Company’s customers are public and commercial clients and operations are focused on the three metropolitan regions in Sweden, Gothenburg (Region West), Stockholm (Region East) and Malmö (Region South). Serneke’s headquarters are located in Gothenburg and the Company also has offices in Stockholm, Malmö, Helsingborg, Borås, Halmstad, Strömstad, Trollhättan, Varberg and Alingsås. The Company’s Series B shares (SRNKE) have been listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange since November 2016.Further information about Serneke Group AB is available at

ABB wins $640 million mega deal for long distance power transmission link in India

ABB has teamed up with India’s national electricity grid operator Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) in a mega project worth over $640 million for ABB to deliver a transmission link that will have the capacity to bring reliable electricity to more than 80 million people. The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) system will connect Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The 1,830 kilometer (km) link will be among the longest in the world.  With a capacity of 6,000 megawatts – the equivalent of more than six large power plants – it will be enough to meet the electricity needs of over 80 million people in India. The two-way link will integrate thermal and wind energy for transmission of power to high consumption centers located thousands of kilometers away, supporting electricity demands in the south, when wind strength is low, and transmitting clean energy to the north, when there is excess wind power. “ABB is honored to partner with POWERGRID for this smart long distance transmission project,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Delivering reliable electricity to India’s energy demand centers is a top priority for the Indian government to support the country’s impressive growth momentum. ABB is strongly committed to India for more than a century and with this new long distance transmission link we are delivering the benefits from the Energy Revolution to the country, building on the strength of our strong local manufacturing footprint. With our state-of-the-art UHVDC technology, we enable the balancing of renewable and conventional electricity supply over long distances in a smart and reliable way.” ABB is the global market leader and partner of choice for stronger, smarter and greener grids around the world as it supports utilities and grid operators to take advantage of the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB’s Power Grids division, which will deliver the mega project, is number one in the world in the segment. “As part of our Next Level Strategy, we are committed to delivering cutting-edge technologies like HVDC to integrate renewables and transmit power reliably and efficiently, providing vital access to electricity and making a real difference to people’s lives,” said Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids division. ”We will leverage our extensive local manufacturing and engineering base in India and proven partnership with our consortium partner BHEL for the execution of this prestigious project”. ABB has an impressive HVDC track record in India, where it introduced the technology over 25 years ago with the Vindhyachal project in 1989. Raigarh-Pugalur is ABB’s sixth HVDC project in India and the second UHVDC installation, following the multi-terminal North-East Agra link, which has been already partially energized and is in the final phase of completion. The turnkey project encompasses design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning and major equipment supplies include the complete UHVDC stations, including transformers, converter valves, cooling systems, as well as control and protection technology. UHVDC transmission is a development of HVDC, a technology pioneered by ABB more than 60 years ago. ABB has been awarded about 110 HVDC projects, which represents a total installed capacity of more than 120,000 MW and accounts for around half the global installed base. HVDC transmission links help to conserve land as they occupy only one third of the space compared to the alternative. In this case that amounts to a saving of approximately 244 square kilometers of space – around one third the area of Bangalore or the entire city of Kuala Lumpur. The mega project will also feature technologies selected to minimize the footprint of the transmission stations. The total project value is worth more than $840 million and the balance will be executed by ABB’s consortium partner BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited), a leading Indian public sector company. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2016. The mega project is expected to be completed in 2019. More information: · Reference page ( · ABB HVDC converter tranformers (

Enhanced protection for the engine

January 2017 – There's always room for improvement, however good a product is. This was what LIQUI MOLY researchers had in mind when they set about giving Marine Diesel Protect an additional function. The additive now not only combats bacteria, cleans the fuel system, provides anti-corrosion protection and increases the cetane number: it also protects the fuel much more effectively from oxidation and ageing so as to avoid the kind of problems that occur after long periods of disuse. The new formula is due to be presented for the first time at the trade fair “Boot” in Düsseldorf.“Marine Diesel Protect is a versatile all-purpose solution that can be used preventively or to tackle an existing problem,” says Jan Volk, who is in charge of the marine trade at LIQUI MOLY. “If you have the additive on board, you’re well equipped to deal with all the typical diesel problems.”One of these is the ageing of diesel fuel. This tends to occur in boats that are out of service for lengthier periods or are not moved very much. The chemical composition of the diesel fuel changes over time. Resin-like residues can form which block the nozzles and filters. The new Marine Diesel Protect formula slows down the ageing process of diesel fuel and protects it from harmful oxidation.LIQUI MOLY Marine Diesel Protect also provides protection from microbial contamination. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds spread during periods of disuse, forming a tough slime that blocks the fuel filter, forcing the engine to stall. Marine Diesel Protect combats these microorganisms. The additive also removes deposits from the entire fuel system and ensures effective protection from corrosion. Finally, it contains a cetane number improver that makes the fuel more combustible. So even after lengthy periods of disuse the engine starts without a problem.“Our Marine Diesel Protect is the chemical Swiss army knife for all those who own a boat with a diesel engine”, says Jan Volk. “Instead of using lots of different additives, you can use one to cover a whole range of applications.”The improved Marine Diesel Protect will be presented for the first time at the trade fair “Boot” from 21 to 29 January in Düsseldorf. LIQUI MOLY can be found in Hall 10 at Stand F18.

Vote Sweden to European Environment Champion

OrganoClick has been named National Champion for Sweden in The European Business Awards; Europe’s largest business competition, set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community. Now it is time to VOTE to put Sweden on the European map of eco-friendly companies and to inspire the rest of the world to innovate with environmentally friendly alternatives. After winning National Champion Sweden, OrganoClick now represents Sweden in the category of environmental & corporate sustainability in the Public Voting competition. This requires the National Champions in each country to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The public will watch the videos and vote for their favorite.   To Vote for Sweden’s National Champion; OrganoClick - please visit: The public voting is open from 9th January 2017 and until 1st March 2017. OrganoClick was internationally recognized for its research and development of alternative chemical technologies to replace environmentally harmful chemicals currently in use in fiber based materials. In addition, OrganoClick has successfully taken its products to market with a rapid international sales growth. OrganoClick was chosen from 33.000 businesses, by an esteemed panel of judges made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs, to represent Sweden in the category of environmental & corporate sustainability.   “We really want to put Sweden on the European map of eco-friendly companies in the frontline. It is with great hope for the public votes that we head for the champion title. We want to inspire the world to make great business with environmentally friendly solutions!”, says Mårten Hellberg, CEO OrganoClick. OrganoClick is a Swedish cleantech company that develops, produces and markets functional materials based on environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. Examples of products that are marketed by OrganoClick are the water-repellent fabric treatment OrganoTex®, the flame and rot protected wooden material OrganoWood® (through the subsidiary company OrganoWood AB) and biobased binders for nonwoven materials. OrganoClick was founded in 2006 as a commercial spinoff company based on academic research examining the modification of biofibers performed at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. .........................................................................................  For more information, please contact: Mårten Hellberg, CEO, +46 8 684 001 10, ......................................................................................... About OrganoClick OrganoClick AB (publ) is a public Swedish cleantech company listed on Nasdaq First North. The company develops, produces and markets functional materials based on environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. Examples of products that are marketed by OrganoClick are the water repellent fabric treatment OrganoTex®, the flame and rot-resistant timber OrganoWood® and biocomposite materials. OrganoClick was founded in 2006 as a commercial spin-off company based on research performed at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. OrganoClick has won a number of prizes, such as "Sweden's Most Promising Start -up" and "Sweden's Best Environmental Innovation", and has also received a number of awards, such as the WWF "Climate Solver" award and has also appeared for two years on the Affärsvärldens and NyTekniks list of Sweden's top 33 hottest technology companies. OrganoClick has its head office, production and R&D located in Täby, north of Stockholm. OrganoClick's Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is Erik Penser Bank.

Regenero, a joint venture formed by YIT and HGR Property Partners, has acquired its first property in Otaniemi, Espoo

Regenero, a joint venture formed by YIT and HGR Property Partners, has acquired a property in Espoo for a development project. The office building is situated at Tietotie 6 in Otaniemi and has 23,000 m² of lettable area. In addition, the property has a parking hall for 400 cars. This is the first development project of Regenero, which was founded in 2016. Regenero focuses on developing sizeable combined apartment, commercial and business premises projects in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The projects to be implemented are of considerable size and situated in key locations close to good transport connections. According to its strategy, YIT continues to strengthen project development in growth centres. Regenero supports the innovation and implementation of long-term development projects. “The joint venture combines the strengths of both YIT and HGR. Cooperation has been excellent and we are enthusiastic about the first property we have acquired,” says Juha Kostiainen, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Urban Development at YIT. “Tietotie 6 is situated less than a hundred metres from the future Aalto University metro station. The property will offer an outstanding working environment for more than a thousand people,” says Kari Helin, CEO of HGR. Over the last ten years, YIT and HGR Property Partners have worked together in implementing several successful property development projects. Regenero will deepen this cooperation and lay the foundation for future growth initiatives. For further information, please contact: Juha Kostiainen, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Urban Development, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 400 721 475, Hanna Malmivaara, Vice President, Communications, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 561 6568, Kari Helin, CEO, HGR Property Partners, tel. +358 40 557 0570, YIT creates better living environment by developing and constructing housing, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. Our vision is to bring more life in sustainable cities. We want to focus on caring for customer, visionary urban development, passionate execution and inspiring leadership. Our growth engine is urban development involving partners. Our operating area covers Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2015, our revenue amounted to nearly EUR 1.7 billion, and we employ about 5,300 employees. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. HGR Property Partners is a real estate development company that invests in office properties and development projects in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. HGR Property Partners owns properties along with capital investors.  Cooperation is based on HGR Property Partners being responsible for the operative business. Our strength is individual solutions that generate added value for our customers. This means discovering and implementing development opportunities, working in a smooth and flexible way, as well as developing a deep understanding of customer needs.

Ford reveals diesel F-150 at North American International Auto Show

[Detroit, 10 January 2017] – The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) provided a positive start to the year, with the unveiling of a new SinterCast-CGI diesel engine for the Ford F-150.  The introduction of a diesel engine in the F-150 pick-up affirms the important contribution of diesel for meeting current and future corporate average fuel economy requirements. The Ford F-150 pick-up, America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, will offer a 3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel in the model year 2018 line-up.  Based on a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block, the engine will be the first-ever diesel offered in the F-150.  Together with the 2.7 litre V6 SinterCast-CGI EcoBoost®petrol engine, the introduction of the diesel engine results in two of the five F-150 engine options being based on SinterCast-CGI cylinder blocks.  Diesel sales are scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2017. “SinterCast identified diesel engines as an important contributor to fuel economy and driveability in the North American pick-up sector more than ten years ago.  Today, SinterCast-CGI diesel engines are available in three of the five full size pick-ups in the American market, confirming our initial outlook and confirming the role for modern clean diesel engines as an important part of the solution for improved fuel economy and reduced CO2emissions” said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.  “Of the five engine options available for the 2018 Ford F-150, the two SinterCast-CGI engines provide the smallest displacement and the highest fuel efficiency.  SinterCast and its stakeholders can be proud of this contribution to the environment.” For more information: Dr. Steve DawsonPresident & CEOSinterCast AB (publ) Tel:  +46 8 660 7750e-mail:


Reference is made to the announcements made by EMAS Offshore Limited ("EOL" or the "Company") on 30 October 2016 and updated on 29 November 2016 regarding the publication of the preliminary financial statements for FY2016, and 10 January 2017 with respect to Q1 FY2017 financial results announcement. As disclosed on Note 4 and Note 17 in announcement made on 10 January 2017, the Company is not in a position to release its Annual Financial Report for FY2016 (“AR FY2016”). The Company has applied to the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) and requested for the extension of time by sixty (60) days to hold its annual general meeting of shareholders (“AGM”) and to present its audited financial statements for the full financial year ended 31 August 2016 at the AGM. The approval was granted by ACRA on 10 January 2017. It is targeted that the AR FY2016 will be released on 7 February 2017 and that the AGM be held on 27 February 2017. Consequently, the revised Financial Calendar 2017 is expected as follows: Q1 FY2017 Report 10 January 2017 (Announced)Annual Financial Report 7 February 2017 FY2016AGM 27 February 2017 Q2 FY2017 and first half 7 April 2017semi-annual FY2017 ReportQ3 FY2017 Report 7 July 2017Q4 FY2017 and FY 2017 20 October 2017Report ***** This Notice is made pursuant to the Oslo Stock Exchange's Continuing Obligations section 4.5 and is subject to disclosure in accordance with the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12. The Company is dual listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange. For further information, please contact: Mr. Hsu Chong PinEMAS Offshore LimitedTel: +65 6800 1202 10 January 2017 

Nordea’s Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 2016 will be presented on Thursday 26 January 2017

The report will be published at approximately 07.00 CET.Press conferenceTime: 09.00 CET. Registration opens at 08.30. For security reasons, a valid identity card is required.Place: Mäster Samuelsgatan 17, Stockholm.To attend please contact: Petter Brunnberg at Nordea via e-mail: von Koskull, President and Group CEO, will present the results.The presentation will be conducted in English and can be viewed live on where you will also be able to find the presentation material. After the presentation there will be a webcasted Q&A session with Torsten Hagen Jørgensen, Group COO and Deputy CEO.International telephone conference for analystsTime: 14.00 CET.Torsten Hagen Jørgensen, Group COO and Deputy CEO, Ari Kaperi, Head of Group Credit Risk Management, and Rodney Alfvén, Head of Investor Relations, will participate.After a brief management presentation a Q&A session will follow.To participate please dial +44(0)20 3427 1908, confirmation code 7166835, no later than 13.50 CET. After the telephone conference an indexed on-demand replay will be available on A replay will also be available until 2 February by dialling +44(0)20 3427 0598, access code 7166835. Analyst and Investor presentation in London on 27 JanuaryTime: 08.00 GMT.Place: The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London W1B 1JA.Torsten Hagen Jørgensen, Group COO and Deputy CEO, Ari Kaperi, Head of Group Credit Risk Management, Rodney Alfvén, Head of Investor Relations, and Pawel Wyszynski, Senior IR Officer, will be present. The presentation, including Q&As, is expected to last approximately one hour.To attend please contact: Truc Ngo at J.P. Morgan via e-mail: report in English and SwedishThe report will be published in English and Swedish. A press release with a summary of the results will be published in English, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Norwegian.For further information:Rodney Alfvén, Head of Investor Relations, +46 722 350 515Helga Baagøe, Acting Head of Group Communications, +46 72 141 18 07

Func Food Group Oyj – Notice to a written procedure

Func Food Group Oyj (the "Company") has on the date hereof given instructions to Nordic Trustee & Agency AB (publ), being the agent under its up to EUR 38,000,000 senior secured callable bond loan with ISIN SE0007186150 2015/2019 (the "Bonds") to initiate a written procedure in order to request that the bondholders vote in favour of amending the terms and conditions of the Bonds. The Company wishes to make certain amendments to the provisions of the terms and conditions of the Bonds in order for the group to address the merger with the entities acquired in June 2015, restore the equity position within the Swedish entity and enhance the liquidity position of the group. The agent will deliver the notice to a written procedure to all bondholders on 10 January 2017. The written procedure will commence on 16 January 2017 and end at 17:00 (CET) on 3 February 2017. To be eligible to participate in the written procedure a person must fulfil the formal criteria for being a bondholder on 16 January 2017. This means that the person must be registered on a securities account with Euroclear Sweden AB as a direct registered owner (Sw. direktregistrerad ägare) or authorised nominee (Sw. förvaltare) with respect to one or several Bonds. Pareto Securities has been retained as financial advisor in connection with the written procedure. The notice to a written procedure is attached to this press release and is available on the Company's website ( For further information, please contact: Tommi Virtanen, CFOTelephone: +358 40 590 4040Email: The information contained in this press release is such information that Func Food Group Oyj is required to publish in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act (2007:528) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication on 10 January 2017 at 20.00 CET.

Proposal from certain shareholders after consultation with the Nomination Committee to the Extraordinary General Meeting in Axactor AB 20.01.2017

On 23 December 2016, Axactor AB announced that upon request from certain shareholders (the "Requesting Shareholders"), an extraordinary general meeting is to be held on 20 January 2017, with the agenda to replace the current board of directors and nomination committee and to elect new a board of directors and to elect a new nomination committee.    The Requesting Shareholders and the Nomination Committee, which consists of Gunnar Hvammen (leader) and Magnus Tvenge, has since the announcement on 23 December 2016 of the Extraordinary General Meeting, held meetings and discussions regarding potential new members of the board bearing in mind that Axactor AB is going from a start-up company into a new phase, requiring a different structure and involvement from the board of directors.  The Requesting Shareholders have after consultation with the Nomination Committee, come up with the following proposal for a new Board of Directors to be elected at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 20 January 2017.  - Bjørn Erik Næss (Chairman of the Board from March 1,2017) - Beate Skjerven Nygårdshaug - Brita Eilertsen - Merethe Haugli - Terje Mjøs - Dag Strømme (temporary Chairman until March 1,2017)  - Michael Hylander (deputy board member) Due to Bjørn Erik Næss' current employment with DNB ASA, the Requesting Shareholders and the Nomination Committee in consensus propose that Bjørn Erik will chair the board from 1 March 2017 and that Mr. Dag Strømme acts as chairman of the board in the period from the Extraordinary General Meeting until 1 March 2017. Further, it is proposed that the following new Nomination Committee is elected at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 20 January 2017: - Jarle Sjo Chairman of the Nomination Committee - Magnus Tvenge as re-elected Member of Nomination Committee - Female Norwegian lawyer age 35. Awaiting formal approval of proposed engagement with employer, disclosed and proposed at Extraordinary General Meeting.  Further information Gunnar Hvammen, +47 908 99999 Magnus Tvenge, + 47 970 44220 

Starbreeze i förhandlingar kring premiumupplevelse i IMAX VR Center

LOS ANGELES (10:e januari 2017) Starbreeze och IMAX förhandlar för närvarande fortsättningen av det avtal om premiumupplevelser i IMAX VR™ Center som utannonserades i maj 2016. Mot bakgrund av att IMAX valt att bredda sitt erbjudande till att inkludera allmänt tillgängliga VR-upplevelser under introduktionen av centren bedömer Starbreeze att samarbetsformen kommer att anpassas för detta. StarVR finns idag på IMAX VR pilotcenter där det är ensamt om att representera en premiumupplevelse som är bättre än den VR-upplevelse kunder kan uppleva i hemmiljö. Av 14 stationer är idag två utrustade med StarVR. Starbreeze upplevelse John Wick Arcade Edition, som utnyttjar StarVRs unika 210 graders synfält (field of view) i kombination med fysiska tillbehör som förstärker upplevelsen, har mottagits väl och är just nu en av de mest populära i centret just nu.  ”Vi levererar idag en premiumupplevelse i vårt StarVR headset. Vår ambition är att successivt erbjuda fler, större och än mer uppslukande upplevelser”, säger Starbreeze VD Bo Andersson Klint. ”Vårt mål är att tillhöra ledarna i VR-industrin.” IMAX VR pilotcenter syftar till att sondera intresset för VR, en ny teknologi som fortfarande är i sin linda. I enlighet med utannonseringen i maj 2016, ska samarbetet utvärderas efter en test period innan beslut fattas om hur en fortsatt kommersialisering ska utformas.  Det första pilotcentret för IMAX VR Experience Center öppnade den 6:e januari i Los Angeles. Upplevelserna tillgängliga för StarVR är bland annat John Wick Chronicles: Arcade Edition och utbudet kommer successivt utökas vart efter nya upplevelser i både film och spelkategorin blir tillgängliga. Samarbetet bolagen emellan fortgår under förhandlingarna. Starbreeze bedömer att StarVR möter förväntningarna för det premiumsegment som avsågs när parterna slöt det ursprungliga avtalet. Starbreeze samarbetar med Acer i det samägda bolaget StarVR Corp. för produktion av StarVR headsets. Starbreeze och Acer har tidigare meddelat en preliminär produktionsplan för StarVR där full produktion startar senare under 2017.

Bactiguard launches tool to reduce healthcare associated infections

Better knowledge of the proper treatment of patients requiring catheters is one way to reduce catheter-related urinary tract infections, which can occur when bacteria migrate into the catheter through the inner lumen and along the outer exterior. Bacteria colonize the catheter and form biofilm which gives them the optimal environment to grow. Biofilm protects bacteria from the body’s immune system and antibiotics. With the aim to reduce these infections, we have developed an educational material, our Clinical Implementation Program (BIP CIP) in collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital, represented by two experts: Helena Thulin, PhD, works as urology nurse at the urology department and Märta Lauritzen, also urology nurse and head of urotherapy department. "When I educate other health professionals I often speak about the difference between infections which occur during a catheterization procedure and those which occur during the time of treatment. Infections may either arise when we inadvertently insert bacteria into the patient’s urinary tract during catheterization, which is at times avoidable if the catheterization procedure is carried out with utmost care. Or, infections can be caused by bacteria in the urinary tract forming a biofilm on a catheter which results in an infection,” explains Helena Thulin. Today, catheter care is managed by a variety of different professionals, from nurses, to urotherapists to other caregivers. All with varying levels of education and levels of knowledge on the importance of correct handling of catheters to avoid infections. “The cooperation with Bactiguard is a great example of how healthcare can work together with businesses to ensure good quality care. We have contributed our expertise and experience in patient care; Bactiguard have the knowledge on the most appropriate communication methods and the channels to disseminate the material,” continues Märta Lauritzen. Our vision at Bactiguard is to define the universal standard of healthcare to prevent healthcare associated infections caused by medical devices. We aim to accomplish this together with a variety of stakeholders that include decision makers, academia and the healthcare sector. Our technology and products are one part of the solution; but surveillance to measure the level of healthcare associated infections, preventive actions such as hygiene routines, training of staff and adequate treatment are all vital to reduce the number of HAIs. “We have now taken a major step toward this goal by launching our Clinical Implementation Program (BIP CIP) with specialized training for health professionals on treatment with indwelling urinary catheters. Key components are the educational films that describe catheterization procedures which reduce the risk of urinary tract infections,” says Nina Nilsson, Marketing Director at Bactiguard. For further information, please contact: Nina Nilsson, Marketing Director, mobile: +46 702 148 749 

Q1: Strong online sales and improved margins

First quarter · Net sales for the quarter increased 7.5 per cent to SEK 2,284 million (2,124). · Organic growth in fixed exchange rates was 4.4 per cent (2.5). · The gross margin increased to 14.9 per cent (14.8). · Adjusted EBITA increased to SEK 116 million (105). · EBIT totalled SEK 98 million (87). · Items affecting comparability amounted to a negative SEK 2 million (neg: 2). · Profit for the quarter amounted to SEK 68 million (77). · Earnings per share, before and after dilution, including discontinued operations, amounted to SEK 0.89 (1.01). · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 305 million (199). · Net debt in relation to adjusted EBITDA in the past 12-month period was 1.4 (2.1 for the full-year 2015/16). For further information, please contact:   Fredrik Sätterström, Head of Investor Relations, +46 705 10 10 22 Contact person: Eva Ernfors, Head of Information, +46 70 258 62 94 This information is information that Dustin Group AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:00 CET on January 11, 2017. About Dustin Dustin is one of the leading Nordic resellers of IT products with associated services to companies, the public sector and private individuals. With its core business in e-commerce, Dustin functions as a bridge between the manufacturer’s wide-ranging offerings and customer requirements, in which Dustin’s employees support customers in finding the appropriate solution for them. Dustin is a one-stop-shop that offers some 200,000 products with associated services, features and solutions. Operations are conducted in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. The company has approximately 900 employees. Sales during the 2015/16 financial year amounted to approximately SEK 8.3 billion. About 90 per cent of Dustin’s income derives from the corporate market with a focus on small and medium-sized companies. Dustin Group has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2015 and has its head office in Nacka, Stockholm.

Boliden invests in the Tara mine

Tara, which is one of the larger zinc mines in the world, accounts for half of Boliden’s production of zinc concentrate. Successful exploration has resulted in the discovery of a new mineralisation, Tara Deep, and an extension of the capacity of the tailings dam, which currently limits Tara’s lifespan, has been decided. The new tailings dam will have sufficient capacity for production at current levels until 2026. The investment totals EUR 33 m and is conditional upon obtaining the necessary official permits. It is based on mining until 2023, but the new mineral resources offer additional potential. The construction of an exploration drift to the new deposit at a cost of EUR 11 m has also been approved. “Tara’s exploration work in the last few years has been successful, and the capacity of the tailings dam is now limiting the life-of-mine to 2020. New exploration successes, increased productivity, and high zinc prices make extending the mine’s lifespan a profitable option, so we have decided to expand the tailings dam with a capacity until 2026,” says Mikael Staffas, President Boliden Mines. The new Tara Deep deposit has inferred mineral resources totalling 10 Mtonnes with a zinc grade of 8.5% and a lead grade of 1.8%. The mineralisation resembles Tara’s main ore body, but has a more complicated structure and is at a greater depth of between 1,200 and 1,900 m. In addition to identifying the Tara Deep deposit, successful exploration in the existing mine managed to replace virtually the entire year’s production in the mineral reserve. For further information, see the table below and ktonnes  Zn% Pb%Proven 4,200 (4,500) 6.5 (6.5) 1.5 (1.5)Probable 12,300 (12,500) 6.2 (6.2) 1.6 (1.5)Mineral Reserves, total 16,500 (17,000) 6.3 (6.3) 1.6 (1.5)       Measured 400 (600) 5.8 (6.1) 2.3 (2.0)Indicated 3,800 (3,400) 6.8 (6.5) 1.9 (2.2)Inferred 13,600 (4,700) 7.8 (6.2) 1.9 (1.9)Mineral Resources, total 17,800 (8,700) 7.5 (6.3) 1.9 (2.0) Note: As of 31 December 2016. Data in parentheses refer to 31 December 2015.Figures may be rounded up or down.Conference call today, 11 January at 10.00 (CET)Boliden will hold a conference call on the subject of this new venture today, 11 January at 10.00 (CET). Boliden will be represented by the President & CEO, Lennart Evrell, and Mikael Staffas, President Boliden Mines. The conference call will also be available as an audiocast on Sweden: +46 8 5199 9355, UK: +44 2031 940 550, US: +1 8552 692 605For further information, please contact:Sophie Arnius, Director Investor Relations,tel: +46 8 610 15 23, +46 70 590 8072Mikael Staffas, President Boliden Mines,tel: +46 910 774210, +46 70 921 2794This information comprises information that Boliden AB is obliged to publish pursuant to the provisions of the EU’s Market Abuse Directive. The information is made available for publication, through the agency of the Director Investor Relations, on 11 January 2017 at 08.00 (CET). Boliden is a metals company with a focus on sustainable development. Scandinavian roots, global market. Our core competence lies within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metal recycling. Boliden has more than 5,500 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 40 billion. The stock is listed in the Large Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Changes in AcadeMedia’s Group Management

“I have had a fantastic journey during almost ten years with AcadeMedia. We have been constantly challenged and at the same time AcadeMedia has developed as an organization. Now I feel the time is right for others to take over and for me to do other things”, he says. Martin Sandgren will leave the Group Management Committee in January. During the spring he will work as an advisor to the CEO and Group Management. Martin Sandgren will remain as chairman of Schoolido, a company partly owned by AcadeMedia, also after his employment has ended, and will thus retain contact with the AcadeMedia. “Martin has played an important role in bulding AcadeMedia into northern Europe's largest and most important educational company. He has an extensive knowledge of the sector and has been vital for our growth as well as for the development of AcadeMedia’s quality management model. During Martin's time at AcadeMedia we have launched nearly 90 new pre-schools and schools and strengthened our position as a quality player. An enormous task”, says AcadeMedia's CEO Marcus Strömberg. “Naturally, it’s with mixed feelings I leave AcadeMedia after so many years in the education industry. However, I now want to spend more time with my family and after the summer it will be time for new challenges”, says Martin Sandgren. For more informationPaula Hammerskog, Head of CommunicationsTelephone: +46-733 34 87 50E-mail: About AcadeMediaAcadeMedia is the leading and single largest independent education provider in northern Europe. In 2015/16, approximately 63 000 children and students attended AcadeMedia’s preschools, compulsory schools and upper secondary schools. An additional 80 000 individuals participated in AcadeMedia’s adult education courses. In 2015/16, AcadeMedia had approximately 425 preschools, compulsory schools and upper secondary schools in Sweden and Norway and approximately 150 adult education units in Sweden. Since February 2016 AcadeMedia also operates seven preschools in the Munich region of Germany. AcadeMedia has operations throughout the education chain, from preschool, compulsory school and upper secondary school to adult education. More information about AcadeMedia is available on

VSS01Pro – Information on final settlement

Reference is made to the stock exchange announcements from Viking Supply Ships A/S on 12 and 28 December 2016 with respect to the settlement of FRN Viking Supply Ships A/S Senior Unsecured Open Bond Issue 2012/2017. The settlement will take place on 12 January 2017, which will also be the last day of listing of the bonds. Under the settlement, bondholders of record as of 30 December 2016 (the "Record Date") will receive 36,821,058 new class B-shares in Viking Supply Ships AB and NOK 34,419,682.96 in cash as payment of the total outstanding principal amount – NOK 199 341 169, and holders as of the date of the Record Date of the right to receive interest coupon due on the bonds on 21 June 2016 ("Eligible Couponholders") (in total NOK 9 232 561,83) will receive 870,650 new class B-shares and NOK 813,868.94 in cash. This means that a holder of bonds as of the Record Date with a nominal value of NOK 1 million as of the Record Date will receive: • 184,619 class B-shares. • NOK 172,578 in cash. It further means that an Eligible Couponholder who had the right to receive interest coupon due on 21 June 2016 on bonds with a nominal value of NOK 1 million will receive: • 4,365 class B-shares. • NOK 4,081 in cash. For further information please contact:   Ulrik Hegelund, CFO, tel. +45 41 77 83 97, e-mail Morten G. Aggvin, IR & Treasury Director, tel: +47 41 04 71 25, Viking Supply Ships AB is the parent company of a Swedish shipping group with its main office in Gothenburg, Sweden. Viking Supply Ships A/S is a subsidiary of VSS AB. The Group conducts its business in four segments: Anchor Handling Tug Supply ships (AHTS), Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), Services and Ship Management. The business is focused within offshore and ice-breaking primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas. The Group has approximately 500 employees and its revenue for 2015 amounted to MSEK 1.114. The Company’s series B share is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm, Small Cap segment. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.30 CET on 11 January 2017. 

Change in Eltel’s Group Management Team – Dariush Rezai to leave Eltel

Dariush Rezai, President of Eltel’s business unit Mobile Communication will leave Eltel to take on the position as President of Sweco Denmark in spring 2017. He will continue in his position at Eltel until the end of March 2017. Dariush Rezai joined Eltel in 2011 and was appointed President of Mobile Communication and a member of the Group Management Team in 2014. The process of appointing a successor has commenced and the solution will be announced later on. Håkan Kirstein, CEO of Eltel AB comments: “We thank Dariush for his valuable contribution at Eltel over the past years. Dariush has successfully been developing Eltel’s mobile business and contributed to the management of Eltel. We wish him all the best in his future career.” For further information:Ingela UlfvesVP – IR and Group CommunicationsTel: +358 40 311 3009, About EltelEltel is a leading European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks – Infranets – in the segments of Power, Communication and Transport & Security, with operations throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and Africa. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a loyal and growing customer base of large network owners. In 2015 Eltel net sales amounted to EUR 1,255 million. The current number of employees is approximately 9,600. Since February 2015, Eltel AB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Stora Enso invests in biocomposite granules in Hylte, Sweden

Stora Enso is investing EUR 12 million to build a new production line that will manufacture biocomposite granules at Hylte Mill in Sweden. Biocomposite granules enable the use of renewable wood to substitute a large portion of the fossil-based materials in products typically produced in plastics. Production is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2018. The annual capacity will be approximately 15 000 tonnes per year. The ramp-up of the new production line and a new type of manufacturing is expected to take 2–3 years. “This investment is part of Stora Enso’s transformation into a renewable materials company and demonstrates our ability to provide an innovative and more sustainable alternative to plastics. With this new biocomposite production line, we are well positioned to capture growth opportunities in climate and environmental friendly materials,” says Jari Suominen, EVP, Head of Stora Enso’s Wood Products division. At Hylte Mill, Stora Enso can make best use of the resources available: an industrial infrastructure, the local supply of raw material and a highly competent workforce. The estimated total employment impact for Hylte is 20 FTE’s. Once finalised, the investment will increase Stora Enso’s Wood Products sales by approximately EUR 25 million and will exceed the division's profitability target, operational return on operating capital (ROOC) of 18%. The biocomposite business will belong to the Wood Products division. Biocomposite granules are a mix of wood fibres, polymers and additives and are used as raw material for injection moulding and the extrusion of products traditionally manufactured solely from plastic. The material can be used in a wide range of products from consumer goods (dish brushes, pots, etc.) to industrial applications, such as pallets or load bearing structures reinforced by glass fibre. For further information, please contact:Cathrine Wallenius, SVP Communications, Stora Enso Wood Products division, tel. +46 70 209 2429 Investor enquiries:Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 763 8767 Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 26 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2015 were EUR 10.0 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). (  STORA ENSO OYJ

Stora Enso invests in the further commercialisation of microfibrillated cellulose in paperboard packaging

With the new investments, Stora Enso will accelerate the product development of new MFC applications, which will include barrier layers for grease and oxygen and biodegradable film as replacement for aluminum in paperboard packaging. Due to its exceptionally high strength properties and 100% renewable raw materials, MFC is designed to outperform current fossil-based materials, such as plastics, in a variety of applications. In its MFC development, Stora Enso has initially focused on the liquid packaging board segment, being the first company to have successfully launched a commercial paperboard packaging including MFC. Since 2015, MFC has been used for source reduction and to improve board quality in the dairy category. With these new investments, Stora Enso will also further implement source reduction, i.e. make packaging materials lighter by multiplying the capacity for paperboard packaging with MFC to 500 000 tonnes. “We are now taking the next steps in developing and commercialising products using MFC to meet customer demands for renewable innovations. In the future, MFC has the potential to be used in a variety of entirely new products, including many outside of Stora Enso’s current portfolio,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.  The plants are scheduled to start production by the end of 2017 and expected to reach full production within 3 to 5 years. Once finalised, the investments will improve Stora Enso’s profitability and expand its current product portfolio. For further information, please contact:Ulrika Lilja, EVP Communications, tel. +46 72 221 9228 Investor enquiries:Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 763 8767Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 26 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2015 were EUR 10.0 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). ( STORA ENSO OYJ

Sectra to implement unique nationwide telepathology solution in the Netherlands

With the solution for efficient sharing of images, pathologists will be able to easily consult with other pathologists throughout the country or to ask for second opinions. The solution also makes a patient’s previous images easily available, regardless of where the study was carried out. In addition, the solution makes information readily available for panel discussions and supports their execution. All in all, the nationwide telepathology solution could greatly improve cancer care in the Netherlands. The telepathology project was initiated by the Dutch Society of Pathologists (NVVP) and the nationwide network, Stichting PALGA. The project will be implemented by Sectra, together with the subcontractors Deutsche Telecom Healthcare Solutions and RAM IT. The Pathology Image Exchange solution is based upon a SaaS (Software as a Service) model. Pathology labs which choose to participate will be connected in the coming years. “Implementing a pathology solution on this scale requires integration between several different IT solutions throughout the 50 labs. Sectra’s philosophy and proven track record of implementing standard-based integration is a core strength for us, which makes me extra proud to be part of this unique project,” says Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra. Sectra’s digital pathology solutionSectra provides a complete solution for primary diagnostics in pathology, including archiving and an advanced review workstation. The solution allows pathologists to make their diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case, thereby improving cancer care. Sectra’s high-end review workstation provides pathologists with the right environment and tools to perform their work in a digital system and to reduce the pain-points associated with time-consuming and labor-intensive manual workflow. Sectra’s digital pathology solution also allows seamless sharing of digital slides and patient data in multi-hospital environments, enhancing the workflows around consultations, frozen sections and second opinions. In the US, digital pathology for primary diagnostics is still pending FDA approval. Read more about Sectra's digital pathology solution (

Munksjö Oyj: Ahlstrom’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders approved the combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö

MUNKSJÖ OYJ, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 11 January 2017 at 10:50 CETHelsinki, Finland Munksjö Oyj: Ahlstrom’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders approved the combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö Ahlstrom Corporation’s (“Ahlstrom”) Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (“EGM”) was held today in Helsinki. According to a stock exchange release published by Ahlstrom, the EGM resolved, inter alia, to approve the combination of Ahlstrom’s and Munksjö’s business operations through a statutory absorption merger of Ahlstrom into Munksjö and approve the merger plan. The EGM also authorised Ahlstrom’s Board of Directors to resolve on the distribution of an extra dividend in the total amount of maximum EUR 0.49 per each outstanding share in Ahlstrom prior to the completion of the combination. All decisions were taken in accordance with the proposals of Ahlstrom’s Board of Directors. The release is available at The completion of the combination is subject to, inter alia, approval by the EGM of Munksjö as well as merger control approvals from competition authorities. Munksjö’s EGM will be held later today in Helsinki, and its decisions will be published by Munksjö as a separate stock exchange release.   Munksjö Oyj For more information, please contact: Anna Selberg, SVP Communications, tel. +46 10 250 10 32Laura Lindholm, Head of Investor Relations, tel. +46 72 703 63 36 Notice to Shareholders in the United States The new shares in Munksjö have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or under any of the applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The new shares in Munksjö may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act), unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable state securities laws of the United States. The new shares in Munksjö will be offered in the United States in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Rule 802 thereunder. Munksjö and Ahlstrom are Finnish companies. Information distributed in connection with the merger and the related shareholder votes is subject to disclosure requirements of Finland, which are different from those of the United States. It may be difficult for Ahlstrom’s shareholders to enforce their rights and any claim they may have arising under the U.S. federal securities laws in respect of the merger, since Munksjö and Ahlstrom are located in non-U.S. jurisdictions, and all of their officers and directors are residents of non-U.S. jurisdictions. Ahlstrom’s shareholders may not be able to sue Munksjö or Ahlstrom or their officers or directors in a court in Finland for violations of the U.S. securities laws. It may be difficult to compel Munksjö and Ahlstrom and their affiliates to subject themselves to a U.S. court’s judgment.

Traffic figures - December 2016

Market developmentAlthough the demand is growing, the operating environment has become more challenging. As noted previously, the yield has declined more than anticipated during 2016. In addition, during the autumn jet fuel prices have started to increase combined with an unfavorable USD appreciation versus the SEK. In addition, the introduced aviation tax in Norway has had a negative effect on the yield development. In 2016/2017, SAS’s total capacity growth (ASK) will amount to 6-8%. The growth will be greatest on the intercontinental routes and on the European leisure routes. The increase will primarily be driven by a full-year effect from the new intercontinental routes that commenced during 2015/2016 and the fact that the Airbus A320neo is larger than the aircraft it will replace. The number of flights is expected to increase by about 2%. SAS scheduled traffic development in December  SAS increased its scheduled capacity in December by 12.4% and the traffic grew 19.1%. The overall load factor was 72.2%, up 4.1 p.u. versus last year. The load factor improved in all geographical areas with strongest developments on SAS’s intercontinental routes and international routes within Europe. SAS intercontinental traffic increased 32% and the capacity was up 24.1%. The growth was driven by the new routes to/from Los Angeles and Miami. The traffic on the European/Intrascandinavian routes increased by 12.6%. The growth was strongest on leisure oriented routes outside Scandinavia. On domestic routes, the capacity was increased by 6.5% and the traffic was up by 9.0%.

Munksjö Oyj: Decisions taken by the Extraordinary General Meeting

MUNKSJÖ OYJ, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 11 January 2017 at 13:05 CETHelsinki, Finland Munksjö Oyj: Decisions taken by the Extraordinary General Meeting Munksjö Oyj’s Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) was held in Helsinki today. Resolutions relating to the combination a) Resolution on the merger The EGM resolved to approve the combination of Munksjö’s and Ahlstrom Corporation’s (“Ahlstrom”) business operations through a statutory absorption merger of Ahlstrom into Munksjö pursuant to the Finnish Companies Act and approve the merger plan. The completion of the combination is subject to, inter alia, merger control approvals from relevant competition authorities. The registration of the execution of the merger is expected to take place in the beginning of the second quarter of 2017. Further, the EGM resolved on the amendments to Section 1, the first sentence of Section 2, Section 4 and Section 6 of the Articles of Association of Munksjö, as set out below as part of the merger. ”1 § The name of the Company is Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj. The domicile of the Company is Helsinki.”; ”2 § The Company’s field of business is to engage in the manufacture, converting and sale of fiber-based solutions and products and in other related or supporting activities.”; ”4 § The Board of Directors of the Company shall comprise a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of twelve (12) ordinary members.”; and ”6 § The Company shall have one (1) auditor, which shall be an audit firm authorised by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.” The shareholders of Ahlstrom shall receive as merger consideration 0.9738 new shares of Munksjö for each share owned in Ahlstrom, that is, the merger consideration shall be issued to the shareholders of Ahlstrom in proportion to their existing shareholding with a ratio of 0.9738:1. In case the number of shares received by a shareholder of Ahlstrom as merger consideration would be a fractional number, the fractions shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number. Fractional entitlements to new shares of Munksjö shall be aggregated and sold in the market and the proceeds will be distributed pro rata to Ahlstrom’s shareholders being entitled to receive fractional entitlements. Any costs related to the sale and distribution of fractional entitlements shall be borne by Munksjö. b) Resolution on the number of members of the Board of Directors The EGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors that the number of members of the Board of Directors shall be eleven (11). c) Resolution on the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors The EGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors that the members of the Board of Directors of Munksjö to be elected for a term of office commencing on the date of registration of the execution of the merger and expiring at the end of the first Annual General Meeting of Munksjö following the date of registration of the execution of the merger be paid the following remuneration: to the Chairman of the Board of Directors EUR 80,000 per year, to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors EUR 50,000 per year and EUR 40.000 per year to the other members of the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Audit Committee shall receive EUR 12,000 per year and the ordinary members of the Audit Committee EUR 6,000 per year each. The Chairman of the Remuneration Committee shall receive EUR 6,000 per year and the ordinary members of the Remuneration Committee EUR 3,000 per year each. Travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the company’s travel policy. The annual remuneration of the members elected hereunder shall be paid in proportion to the length of their term of office. d) Election of the members of the Board of Directors The EGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors that Peter Seligson, Elisabet Salander Björklund, Sebastian Bondestam, Alexander Ehrnrooth, Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson, Mats Lindstrand and Anna Ohlsson-Leijon, current members of the Board of Directors of Munksjö, be conditionally elected to continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Munksjö and that Hans Sohlström, Jan Inborr, Johannes Gullichsen and Harri-Pekka Kaukonen, current members of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom, be conditionally elected as members of the Board of Directors of Munksjö for the term commencing on the date of registration of the execution of the merger and expiring at the end of the next Annual General Meeting of Munksjö following the date of registration of the execution of the merger. e) Authorisation of the Board of Directors to resolve on the payment of funds from the reserve for invested unrestricted equity The EGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors to authorise the Board of Directors of Munksjö to resolve, based on the audited financial statements of the company for 2015, by one or several resolutions, on an extra payment of funds from the company’s reserve for invested unrestricted equity as return of equity in the total amount of maximum EUR 0.45 per each outstanding share in the company (representing a maximum total amount of approximately EUR 22,842,711 after excluding the treasury shares held by the company) to the shareholders of Munksjö prior to the completion of the combination. The return of equity shall be paid prior to the registration of the execution of the merger. The authorisation shall be valid until the close of the next Annual General Meeting of Munksjö. The minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting The minutes of the meeting will be available on as from 25 January 2017, at the latest. Munksjö Oyj For further information, please contact: Anna Selberg, SVP Communications, tel. +46 10 250 10 32Laura Lindholm, Head of Investor Relations, tel. +46 72 703 63 36  Notice to Shareholders in the United States The new shares in Munksjö have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or under any of the applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The new shares in Munksjö may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act), unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable state securities laws of the United States. The new shares in Munksjö will be offered in the United States in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Rule 802 thereunder. Munksjö and Ahlstrom are Finnish companies. Information distributed in connection with the merger and the related shareholder votes is subject to disclosure requirements of Finland, which are different from those of the United States. It may be difficult for Ahlstrom’s shareholders to enforce their rights and any claim they may have arising under the U.S. federal securities laws in respect of the merger, since Munksjö and Ahlstrom are located in non-U.S. jurisdictions, and all of their officers and directors are residents of non-U.S. jurisdictions. Ahlstrom’s shareholders may not be able to sue Munksjö or Ahlstrom or their officers or directors in a court in Finland for violations of the U.S. securities laws. It may be difficult to compel Munksjö and Ahlstrom and their affiliates to subject themselves to a U.S. court’s judgment.

Invitation – presentation of Castellum’s Year-end Report 2016

To follow the presentation use this link: Dial-in details for the conference call: +46 (0) 850336434 Code: 38192805 This information is information that Castellum is obliged to make public pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 13:30 CET on January 11, 2017.  For additional information, please contact:Henrik Saxborn, CEO, Phone +46-31 60 74 50Ulrika Danielsson, CFO, Phone +46-31 60 74 74 Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair value of the real estate portfolio amounted at the latest report to approx. SEK 74 billion, and comprises of commercial properties for office, retail, warehouse and industrial with a total lettable area of approx. 4.7 million sq.m.  Castellum own and manage properties through one common brand in five geographical regions with strong local presence. The five geographical regions are: Central, North, Stockholm, West and Öresund.  In 2016, Castellum sustainability performance was awarded two top distinctions: First Prize for sustainability reporting in Europe from EPRA and Global Sector Leader, handed out by GRESB which means that Castellum is ranked first in the world within the office- and industrial-properties sector. Further Castellum has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), which includes the companies in all industries in the world with best performance in terms of sustainability. The Castellum share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap. Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, SE-403 14 Gothenburg | Org nr/Corp Id no SE 556475-5550 | Phone +46 31 60 74 00 Fax +46 31 13 17 55

A CO2 heavy Christmas 2016. How can 2017 be better?

You are probably aware of the fact that the gifts you bought for your loved ones this Christmas was transported at sea around the globe before landing under your now thrown out Christmas tree. Transportation that leads to emissions of CO2. Climate change is already affecting our lives today and this impact will increase with the passing of time. Our children and grandchildren will be disappointed when places that we can visit today no longer exist. That will suffer for our short sightedness which will leave our beautiful planet in a filthy state for future generations to clean up. Places, such as Isle de Jean Charles in southeastern Louisiana, are now classified as unfit to live in due to flooding caused by climate change. Also, animal species, both at land and at sea are extinct or endangered, causing a real threat to our planet’s ecosystem. It simply does not feel right. As we begin 2017 we must find more efficient ways to transport goods. Previous technologies that could reduce emissions on ships and vessels were not profitable, nor efficient enough for companies to invest in them.  Now cleantech companies are making their technologies so affordable that you can make money by using them, without reliance on subsidies. Solar, wind and heat power technologies are all increasing in efficiency and dropping in price. - Solar power leaders are Chinese Trina Solar, Chinese Yingli Solar, American Solar City (Tesla) etc are growing at double-digit rates and are continuously reducing its costs. - Wind power leaders Danish Vestas, German Enercon, German Siemens, Chinese Goldstar and American GE etc) enjoy steady growth, increasingly also off-shore. - Heat power front runners are Swedish Climeon (low temperature waste heat recovery), Israeli Ormat, Italian Turboden, American Calnetix etc. Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages is one of the front runners deploying heat power from Climeon on all its ships. What is heat power? More than 50% of all energy in the world is lost as waste heat. Most of this excess heat is lost in the temperature range of 50-120 degrees Celsius. This excess heat is coming from areas such steel plants, aluminum plants, ship engines, power plants etc. Currently poured into our oceans or dumped out into the atmosphere through our chimneys. Heat is also available from renewable sources, especially geothermal heat, allowing electricity production based on the heat found a few thousand meters down. Back to our Christmas example, more than 120 million containers are transported on 4 000 ships each year. Heat power solutions are currently being rapidly deployed on ships around the world with the potential to reduce the container fleet emissions by 1 billion kg of CO2 each annually. This is the equivalent to removing 210 000 cars from our roads each year. The global warming rescue will likely come from three things: - Tech companies coming up with more and more innovations that produce green energy with zero CO2 emissions - Consumers putting pressure on the big companies to take the lead in being green, also including the transportation of goods. - Governments accelerating the turnaround by establishing new laws punishing emissions of CO2 and making the use of fossil fuels very expensive. Will we see a CO2 friendly Christmas 2017? Sources:,,

First patient randomised in a phase II study evaluating safety and efficacy of anakinra in the treatment of acute gout

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) ( (Sobi™) today announces that the first patient has been randomised in the phase II study (anaGO) to evaluate efficacy and safety of Kineret® (anakinra) in the treatment of acute gout. The purpose of the study is to evaluate pain relief in people with acute gout who cannot take or have not previously responded to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and colchicine. The anaGO study is a randomised, double-blind, multicentre study being conducted in North America studying two dose levels of anakinra (s.c.) in comparison to intramuscular triamcinolone. In total 159 individuals are planned to be randomised in the study. “There is a persistent and significant unmet medical need for resolving pain in people affected by acute gout, and there is a strong scientific rationale for investigating the safety and efficacy of anakinra in this disease. Therefore we are very excited to have the first patient randomised in this important phase II study. We look forward to working with the study sites and plan to complete enrolment by the second half of 2017”, says Milan Zdravkovic, Senior Vice President, Head of Research & Development at Sobi. --- About acute goutAn auto inflammatory disease and intensely painful and disabling inflammatory arthritis involving one or several joints. About Kineret®Kineret® is an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist that in the US is indicated for reduction in signs and symptoms and slowing the progression of structural damage in moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, in patients 18 years of age or older who have failed 1 or more disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and for the treatment of neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID, a form of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS)). In Europe Kineret is indicated in adults for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in combination with methotrexate, with an inadequate response to methotrexate alone. In addition Kineret is indicated in adults, adolescents, children and infants aged 8 months and older with a body weight of 10 kg or above for the treatment of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS), including - neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID) / chronic infantile neurological, cutaneous, articular syndrome (CINCA), Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) and familial cold auto inflammatory syndrome (FCAS). Kineret is not approved for the treatment of acute gout. For full US prescribing information visit and for full European prescribing information visit the EMA website ( About Sobi™Sobi is an international specialty healthcare company dedicated to rare diseases. Sobi’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative therapies and services to improve the lives of patients. The product portfolio is primarily focused on Haemophilia, Inflammation and Genetic diseases. Sobi also markets a portfolio of specialty and rare disease products across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Russia for partner companies. Sobi is a pioneer in biotechnology with world-class capabilities in protein biochemistry and biologics manufacturing. In 2015, Sobi had total revenues of SEK 3.2 billion (USD 385 M) and about 700 employees. The share (STO: SOBI) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information is available at This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about anakinra and Sobi’s anticipated results of the anaGO study. These statements reflect Sobi’s current beliefs. However, as with any pharmaceutical product, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of drug discovery and development. Except as required by law, Sobi undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release. For more information please contact Media relations      Investor relationsLinda Holmström, Senior Jörgen Winroth, ViceCommunications Manager  President, Head of Investor RelationsT: + 46 708 73 40 95, + T: +1 347-224-0819, +1 21246 8 697 31 74   -579-0506, +46 8 697

Nobina to test electric buses on Norway’s highest passenger density route

Nobina will purchase two electric articulated buses which will operate between Snarøya-Grorud on route 31, in Oslo, which – with 50,000 passengers per day – is the bus route with the highest passenger density in Norway. The 18 m-long, depot-charged articulated city buses will enter into traffic in November 2017 at the latest. “We look forward to the chance to test drive these climate-friendly and quiet buses together with Ruter. Route 31 has approximately 15 million passengers per year, and so it will be a good test for measuring passenger satisfaction and operational functionality. Nobina possesses broad experience of electric buses from other markets, which we can now use again also in this test. We’re pleased to be participating in the work that Ruter is conducting for a better climate”, says Sjur Brenden, Head of Marketing at Nobina Norway. The tests will be carried out within the scope of existing traffic contracts and will take place over two years. In total, six buses will be rolled out in the test programme, two of which will be operated by Nobina. The major rollout of quiet, fossil-free buses is planned to start during 2020, with the goal that 60 per cent of all buses in the Oslo area will be electric-powered by 2025. The objectives are to make public transport more attractive and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Oslo by 50 per cent up to 2020 and by 95 per cent up to 2030. Nobina has been operating electric buses in Sweden since 2006 and currently has 12 electric buses in Sweden, making Nobina the most experienced electric bus operator in the Nordic region.

IVECO secures conquest heavy truck order from John Pointon & Sons

Sherwood Truck & Van is delivering a fleet of eight IVECO Stralis Hi-Way 6x2 tractor units into service with Staffordshire-based John Pointon & Sons, supplied on a three year lease via IVECO Capital. The new arrivals are the first IVECO heavy trucks to join the customer’s current fleet, replacing older vehicles from two different marques. They were chosen following the  successful trial of a Stralis Hi-Way demonstrator, combined with an ultra-competitive monthly lease rate which includes full R&M at Sherwood’s dealership in Stoke-on-Trent – conveniently located just nine miles away. Mark May, Transport Manager at John Pointon & Sons, says: “Jeremy Hulme at Sherwood Truck & Van has been as good as gold in getting the deal done quickly. He found the precise specification of trucks we wanted, and could supply them exactly when we wanted them for a very attractive monthly rate. “We have contracted each vehicle for 160,000 km a year, and we’re confident they’ll compare well on fuel with the rest of our fleet. The spec of the Hi-Way is also perfect for our business – drivers love a big premium cab with double bunks, plus now we get adaptive cruise control as standard equipment.” Prior to entering service, each of the Stralis AS440S46TX/Ps had been fitted with a tipper wet kit by Commercial Vehicle Hydraulics – ready to operate with a fleet of predominantly tri-axle tipper trailers. The vehicles will support the collection of more than half a million tonnes of animal by-products and food waste each year, providing an essential, reliable and sanitary service for UK industry. With fuel efficiency front-of-mind for the company, each truck features IVECO’s intelligent Eco-Roll function – an advanced system that constantly monitors the road angle, looking for opportunities to safely shift into neutral on downhill stretches, before re-engaging a gear at the end of a descent for normal operation. Additional fuel saving features include a revised engine oil management system to reduce energy absorption within the oil pump and provide faster warming of the engine, coupled with an initial-fill of OW-20 low viscosity engine oil to boost engine efficiency and stretch oil service intervals. All eight tractors are powered by IVECO’s proven Cursor 11 engine which produces up to 460 hp between 1,500 and 1,900 rev/min, and up to 2,150 Nm of torque between 925 and 1,500 rev/min. This is achieved thanks to IVECO’s patented HI-SCR system, which meets Euro VI limits without the need for active regeneration of the diesel particulate filter. This is a major benefit as it reduces the downtime which vehicles utilising purely EGR may experience on a regular basis during regeneration phases. The HI-SCR technology also contributes to the Stralis Hi-Way’s long service intervals for the diesel particulate filter of up to 600,000km. IVECO IVECO is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions. The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, the IVECO Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles. IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work. To download supporting imagery: For further information about IVECO: For further information about the IVECO dealer network:   For further information about CNH Industrial: For more information contact: Lisa Fuller, Brand Marketing and Communications Manager IVECO Ltd  Tel. +44 (0)7740 448110  2722/17 ref :  IVECO 17002

New Library Board Trustees to begin in January

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s two newest board members, Ailen Arreaza and Brandon Neal will attend their first Library Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, January 23. Neal and Arreaza, both of whom bring strong leadership expertise and a love for the community, were appointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners in December. “We are so fortunate to have Ailen and Brandon join our Board of Trustees,” said Library CEO Lee Keesler. “Each brings a high level of community engagement, relevant skills, knowledge and experiences, and with their families the valuable perspective of library users. They’ll contribute immediately in their trustee roles.” Ailen Arreaza is the North Carolina Program Director for ParentsTogether, a national non-profit that provides resources and community-building to help children and families thrive. Before joining the ParentsTogether team, Arreaza spent nearly a decade working on issues of equity and access for the City of Charlotte, including helping to educate Charlotteans, particularly Latino immigrants, about their fair housing rights. She is also a regular contributor to Charlotte’s alternative weekly newspaper, Creative Loafing, where she often writes about issues related to social justice. Arreaza is originally from Cuba and a graduate of The George Washington University. She lives in NoDa with her husband and two rambunctious sons. Arreaza will be filling the unexpired term of Dr. Eric Freedman until 2018, at which time she will be eligible for reappointment to a four-year term. Dr. Freedmanwho left the board when he became the Dean of Media Arts at Columbia College in Chicago. Brandon Neal is a Charlotte native with a passion for the continued growth and improvement of his home city, the state of North Carolina and urban communities. As a Senior Counsel in the law department of Wells Fargo on the investment banking and securities team, he provides legal support for a variety of units at Wells Fargo. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art where he founded the museum’s young affiliate group, the Bechtler Young Visionaries, and currently chairs the Firebird Society ($1,000+ membership level). Neal also serves on the boards of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, the Duke Law Alumni and the Unite Charlotte Advisory Council.  In addition to his board service, he is involved in numerous other community endeavors and fundraising activities. Previously named one of Charlotte’s “Seven to Watch” by the Charlotte Observer, he was recently honored as a Young Philanthropist by two local Charlotte magazines. He and his wife, Kerbie, have a daughter and a son. Neal’s term is four years, and he will fill the vacancy created when Charles Bowman’s term expired in 2016. Library Board of Trustees ( Chair, Jennifer Appleby will welcome the new board members at their January meeting. “I am happy to add Ailen and Brandon to our library board,” said Appleby. “I work with a dedicated group of people who truly believe that strong libraries are essential to strong communities. Over the next few years Ailen and Brandon will lend their amazing talents to our board and I’m looking forward to their contributions.” Charlotte Mecklenburg Library operates under the guidance of a volunteer Board of Trustees ( whose members give generously of their time, talent and support to further the Library's mission. The Board consists of eleven trustees, ten of whom are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and one of whom is appointed by the Board of Education. The Board of Trustees hires, directs and advises the Library CEO, adopts organizational policies and an annual budget, and serves as principal advocate for the organization.

This year’s Crafoord Prize is awarded for fundamental discoveries in immune regulation

The Royal Science Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis to Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, Japan, Fred Ramsdell, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA and Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA,   “for their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.” Autoimmune diseases arise when the body’s immune system malfunctions, attacking normal tissue. Globally, these diseases cause great suffering and premature death for millions of people. Autoimmune diseases include multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes and polyarthritis. The latter is a term used for rheumatic diseases in which multiple joints are affected. There are great hopes that highly effective treatments for autoimmune diseases will be possible, based on new knowledge about the immune system that was gained over the last few decades. Three researchers are now being rewarded for their fundamental discoveries in the field: Shimon Sakaguchi, Fred Ramsdell, and Alexander Rudensky. The Laureates’ discoveries relate to regulatory T cells, which are the immune system’s security guards. Their task is to keep an eye on other white blood cells that are overzealous in their task of defending the body from intruders and could harm things they should leave alone, such as healthy cells in joints, the pancreas or brain. Even back in the 1960s, researchers were searching for suppressor cells in the immune system, but the research results were contradictory. Accordingly, over time, the consensus became that no such cells existed. Despite this, Shimon Sakaguchi persevered with the search and, after many years, he succeeded in identifying the cells that are now called regulatory T cells. Some years later, Fred Ramsdell approached the same area from a different direction; he isolated and identified the gene that is linked to severe autoimmune disease in a particular strain of mice. He also demonstrated that mutation in the same gene in humans, now known as FOXP3, causes a severe congenital disease called IPEX. Shortly afterwards, decisive findings were made, linking these two pieces of knowledge together. Alexander Rudensky, Shimon Sakaguchi and Fred Ramsdell each described how the FOXP3 gene is vital to a process that results in some T cells becoming security guards in the immune system. These are the regulatory T cells, which can prevent autoimmune reactions because they detect and suppress overzealous colleagues in the immune system. A great number of clinical trials are now being conducted globally, with research teams testing various ways of using regulatory T cells to subdue the immune system’s attacks that cause autoimmune diseases. The long-term vision is that of a breakthrough in the treatment of polyarthritis and other autoimmune syndromes, which could be treated more effectively than they are today.   Additional information, a video about this year’s prize and illustrations for editorial use are available at:   This year’s Crafoord Prize The Crafoord Prize is awarded as a partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for deciding upon the Crafoord Laureates. The prize is awarded in one discipline each year, according to a set schedule for Mathematics and Astronomy, Geosciences, and Biosciences. The prize for Polyarthritis is awarded only when a special committee has demonstrated that scientific progress in this field has been such that an award is justified.   The prize amount is 6 million Swedish krona to be shared equally between the Laureates. The award ceremony will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 18 May 2017, in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria. The Crafoord Days are 15–18 May 2017 in Stockholm and Lund. A detailed programme will be available at Prize lecture: 16 May, Lund University. Prize symposium: 17 May, Stockholm. Please register via Prize ceremony: 18 May, Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.   The Laureates Shimon Sakaguchi, Professor at Osaka University, Japan. Discovered and documented the occurrence of regulatory T cells by systematically investigating cells that develop in the thymus of young mice, in a series of experiments from 1985 onwards. Born 1951.   Fred Ramsdell, Head of Research at Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA. Identified the faulty gene in some mice and children that are born with IPEX, a severe autoimmune disease, in 2001. This gene, FOXP3, has proven to be vital in the development of regulatory T cells. Born 1961.   Alexander Rudensky, Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. Knocked out the FOXP3 gene in mice in 2003, so they were unable to form regulatory T cells and thus suffered from severe autoimmune diseases. At about the same time, Sakaguchi and Ramsdell independently presented evidence that FOXP3 governs the formation of regulatory T cells and, at a stroke, a dynamic new field of research arose. Born 1956.   More information about the Crafoord Prize  

Aqeri signs partnership with Advantech

”We are very pleased to have signed an agreement with the market leader in industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Customer demands for long-term use of our products over the years, has given us strong customer relationships with many leading Swedish companies. Aqeri will now together with Advantech offer complete solutions for use within Industry 4.0 technology. This cooperation increases the business potential of Aqeri significantly.”, says Lisen Olander CEO of Aqeri AB. “We are pleased to build on our achieved joint success and broaden an excellent cooperation with Aqeri. This next step will bring closer together two leading companies with highly complementary expertise and market access for Automation and Communication,” says Rick de Vries, North Europe Sales Manager. “Advantech Global Partner Program brings together our advanced products with flexible automation solutions from a select nucleus of partners around the world. Aqeri has an excellent reputation as specialist in computers and communications equipment and ‘fits the bill’ perfectly as an Advantech partner.” For further information, please contact:Lisen Olander, CEO Aqeri AB, tel. +46 (0)72-3096777Rick de Vries, North Europe Sales Manager, Advantech, tel. +31 655481813 This information is information that Aqeri Holding (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the CEO, at 8.15 CET on January 12, 2016. About AqeriAqeri is a leading Swedish supplier of computers and communications equipment for harsh environments and industrial 24/7 operation. For over 25 years, Aqeri has developed and provided customized solutions. Aqeri Holding AB (publ), organization number 556280-6660, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The company is listed on the Nasdaq First North exchange under the ticker AQER. Certified Advisor is Remium. Visit for more information. About AdvantechAdvantech Co., Ltd. - Industrial Automation Group – Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group has grown into a global business organization with more than 30 branch offices in 17 countries, and a worldwide partner network comprised of leading Automation corporations. As a pioneer in open Automation technology, Industrial Automation Group is proud of its efforts as global stewards; providing vertical-focused products, solutions and value-added services for a wide array of sectors, including; Building Automation, Machine Automation, Power & Energy, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. (

Tele2 IoT launches innovation competition

In May 2016, Tele2 IoT announced that it was going to construct a new IoT network covering the Greater Gothenburg area in collaboration with Talkpool AB. It is an LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network, in this case built on the LoRa technology ideally suited for applications that require lower bandwidth. The key advantages with the network are that IoT linked devices will be able to survive for several years on the same battery and that the hardware required has attractive pricing that opens up for new use cases that were not addressable with cellular devices. This makes the network perfect for measuring, monitoring or locating everything from products and buildings to people and animals.  The new network is now launched. To test it and to give companies as well as individuals the possibility to explore commercial and technical opportunities that have not been possible before, Tele2 IoT is launching The Tele2 IoT Challenge: LPWA. The first 100 approved to join the competition will receive a developer’s kit from Tele2 IoT and its partners Microchip, Pubnub and IBM. The challenge starts with a kick-off in Gothenburg on February 8th where experts on the area will share their insights and hold workshops to further inspire the participants and guests at the event. The applicants then have about six weeks to come up with a solution that uses the LPWA network in a way that potentially could change their business, city or home. The finalists representing the most innovative solutions with regards to customer value and transformation potential will be announced during an event end of March. Other partners making this event possible are Giesecke & Devrient, Stena, Avnet-Silica, Kerlink, Semtech, HiQ, Sony Mobile and Sigma Technology.  “When most people think about IoT, they think about wearables, connected cars and smart homes. But the mass of the things to be connected in this world are industrial, agricultural and smart city applications and this is where LPWA technologies are a key enabler”, says Stephen Bryant, CTO at Tele2 IoT, and adds: “I think Gothenburg is a great city for innovation with a strong industrial heritage, great university and track record of creating incredible products and technologies. It is the perfect place for the Tele2 IoT LPWA Challenge in 2017 and to put the spotlight on the LPWA and the types of solutions possible with this technology.” For more information about The Tele2 IoT Challenge: LPWA, and how to enter the competition, please visit: For more information, please contact:Angelica Gustafsson, Press Inquiries, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 704 26 41 42Kristoffer Carleskär, Investor Relations inquiries, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 704 26 45 19 TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 17 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global M2M/IoT solutions. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2015, Tele2 had net sales of SEK 27 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.8 billion.

Towaga, the latest game from a Swiss startup that aims to challenge the little Italian plumber

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 11th 2017: Towaga is a challenging and exciting 2D action/adventure game developed by the young, Lausanne-based startup, Sunnyside Games. They’ve been around the block before: Anshar II for the Gear VR and Oculus Rift was one of 2016’s best sellers, while The Firm for iOS sold over half a million copies. You play the part of Chimù, a powerful, masked character at the top of the legendary Towaga Tower, where you have to complete a dark and historic ritual that leads to the discovery of ancient worlds while you face up to monsters who are starved of light. Armed with divine powers, especially a powerful beam of light, you must survive, perform exorcisms and combat the hordes of monsters while trying to complete the five challenges that will reveal the ultimate mystery, hidden behind the door of the dead. The process of developing Towaga was made possible thanks to Switzerland’s crowdfunding community, which raised the campaign’s profile and resulted in it receiving 186% of its funding target. Since then, Sunnyside Games has developed and implemented several games and has focused its efforts on creating its own, 2D cartoon rendering engine to recreate an immersive visual experience that resembles a traditional cartoon. The soundtrack also received special attention, as it was created specifically for the project using the Wwise audio engine so that it could adapt and evolve dynamically, depending on what the player does on the screen.  In summary, this is an adventure to be experienced with an audio headset for complete immersion. Sunnyside Games will offer a number of free updates over the coming months, based on feedback from the community. This is a concept that is close to the heart of the Lausanne-based startup, which always aims to offer an experienced that is designed for gamers, by gamers. About Sunnyside GamesSunnyside Games is a young, Lausanne-based startup that was founded in 2013, and which specialises in developing mobile and VR games. Sunnyside Games defines itself, first and foremost, as a mutually supportive, flexible team that is highly motivated to achieve its goals, which include the creation of fun, uninhibited and rewarding experiences, and sharing a worldview that has its roots in the world of animation with the gaming community. Towaga: overview of features –      Unique graphics that are comparable with an animated cartoon –      Challenges that are successfully met –      5 temples and two playing modes –      An immersive sound experience –      A system of free updates available over the coming months –      Left-handed mode & 60 FPS Additional information The game is available in English and will very shortly be available in several additional languages, including French, Russian, and Japanese Press contact Gabriel Sonderegger Co-founder and press relations manager Phone: +41 79 888 29 75 (CET) E-mail: Rue du portfranc 9 1003, Lausanne Flon Switzerland, VD Website:  Facebook:  (  Twitter:  YouTube:  Vimeo:  Tumblr:  What others have said about us  Le Temps – on “The Firm” Extract: “The game, which has won this small, Lausanne-based company worldwide acclaim, is called ‘The Firm…” Le Figaro – on “The Firm” Extract: “The Firm also represents a fairy tale result for the Swiss studio, Sunnyside Games” Bilan – on “The Firm” Extract: “The Lausanne-based software publisher, Sunnyside Games, has enjoyed a breakthrough on the international scene…”  *Press release - additional translations - in Japanese - in Korean

Getinge Group announces date of 2016 Q4 report and conference call

Getinge will issue its Q4 report for 2016 on Thursday January 26th at 13:00 CET, followed by a conference call at 15:00 CET, hosted by Joacim Lindoff, Acting President & CEO, and Reinhard Mayer, CFO. We invite fund managers, analysts and the media to participate in the conference call. Please see details below to join the conference: Swedish dial in number: +46 (0)8 5033 6574UK dial in number: +44 (0)330 336 9412US dial in number: +1 719-325-2202Participant passcode: 5823854 Agenda14:45 Call in to the conference15:00 Review of the Q3 report15:30 Q&A16:00 End of conference Two hours after the end of the conference call, a recorded version of the conference can be accessed for 5 working days on the following number: Swedish dial in number: +46 (0) 8 5199 3077UK dial in number: +44 (0) 207 984 7568US dial in number: +1 719-457-0820Code: 5823854 During the telephone conference a presentation will be held. To access the presentation, please use this link: Alternatively enter the Live Meeting site and log into your meeting using the Meeting ID and Password below: Live Meeting:  Your Name: (Enter your name)Meeting ID: 5823854Meeting Password: pw1231  For more information, please contact:Kornelia Rasmussen, Executive Vice President Communications & Brand ManagementPhone: +46 (0)10 335 5810E-mail: Lars Mattsson, Head of Investor RelationsPhone: +46(0)10 335 00 43E-mail: Getinge Group is a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments, elderly care and for life science companies and institutions. Getinge’s unique customer offering mirrors the hospital’s organization and value chain, and the solutions are used before, during and after the patients’ hospital stay. Based on first-hand experience and close partnerships, Getinge provides innovative healthcare solutions that improve every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.

Finnair adds capacity to popular European destinations for 2017, extends Reykjavik as a year-round route

In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has today announced that it will be adding capacity on several popular European short-haul routes for the upcoming year. Due to the popular demand of the new Reykjavik route which begins on April 11, Finnair is adding a fifth weekly frequency on Wednesdays between May 31 and August 11. Finnair’s route to Reykjavik will also become a year-round destination with three weekly frequencies during the winter season. These services are complemented by flights operated by Icelandair where Finnair has a code-share. Finnair will also increase capacity in Denmark with an additional daily frequency on weekdays to Copenhagen and a larger aircraft on the Billund route. As of May 14, five weekly frequencies will be added year-round to the Copenhagen route, including a morning flight from Copenhagen which will enable convenient day trips to Helsinki for business passengers. Compared to the previous summer season, Finnair is increasing capacity on the Copenhagen route by 21%. Finnair began flying to Billund last spring and will now increase its capacity on the route between June and August by flying four days per week with an Airbus A319, instead of an E90 aircraft. With this aircraft change, available capacity on the Billund route will now increase by 11%.   “Last year, Copenhagen was our largest destination from China and we see more potential in Denmark with our upcoming new destinations and growth plans,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “We also started our route to Billund last spring and we have been very pleased as there is high demand from Finland to visit Legoland, in particular during the summer months and the route connects well to our Asian network via Helsinki." In addition to the increased frequencies and capacity to Iceland and Denmark, Finnair will be adding frequencies on the below routes: · A third daily frequency to Vilnius on weekdays will be added year-round as of May 15 to open additional European and long haul connections from Lithuania’s capital · A daily frequency will be added to Warsaw for the peak summer season between June 5 and August 4 · An additional weekly frequency will be added to the Dublin route for the winter 2017 season · The Saturday flight to Alanya-Gazipasa, Turkey, will be extended until the middle of December 2017 “Our journey towards growth continues and we are very pleased with our lineup of short-haul destinations for the upcoming year,” adds Järvinen. “These exciting changes and developments for our airline reflect the increased demand, both from our Asian customers and our local customers, on these popular European routes.” The new flights are available for sale on as of today.

Fazer celebrates independent Finland’s 100 th anniversary

Fazer will offer taste sensations to Finns and the friends of Finland all over the world during the centenary of Finland’s independence. In 2017, different anniversary products will become available, including bakery products, meals and confectionery. The first products to be introduced will be the Fazer Xylimax Finland 100 chewing gum and a new variety of the traditional Finnish Oululainen Jälkiuunileipä rye bread. Travel Trade will unveil a special edition of Karl Fazer Milk Chocolate, the “Taste of Finland”. Alongside the product launches, Fazer will discuss the significance of taste sensations and sharing meals. Fazer is a founding partner of the Elo Foundation’s “Let’s Eat Together” initiative and for Fazer, the culmination of the initiative will be a theme day organised in the restaurants on 6 October. The Finland 100 theme will be included in guided tours in the Fazer Experience visitor centre throughout the year. Fazer is also an official national supplier for the Lahti2017 Ski Games. Ulrika Romantschuk, SVP, Communications & Branding of Fazer Group says: “Fazer will celebrate Finland with its neighbours and other friends of Finland. We will participate in anniversary events in Finland, Sweden, Russia and Estonia. Moreover, we will deliver Finnish delicacies to festive events at Finnish embassies, for example, in the USA.”   Fazer will also be featured in an exhibition called “100 Objects from Finland” that will tell the story of Finland by presenting one object from each year of its independence. The exhibition is managed by the Finnish Institute in Estonia. It will be open in the Design Museum in Helsinki from 24 March to 28 May 2017. After Helsinki, the exhibition will go on tour to Tallinn, Oslo, Madrid and Riga. The “125 Opportunities for Working Life” initiative moves on Fazer is one of the largest employers in Finland and the company continues developing Finnish work. In September 2016, Fazer launched the “125 Opportunities for Working Life” recruitment training initiative in co-operation with the Helsinki Deaconess Institute and the Finnish Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. The goal is to offer an opportunity to 125 people who have difficulty finding employment. The initiative addresses the long-term unemployed, unemployed young people, people with reduced functional ability as well as immigrants who have resided in Finland for a long time or are in integration training. The initiative has already shown the first encouraging results. It will go on till early 2018. 125 years of Finnish delicacies Karl Fazer opened a French-Russian café in Helsinki on Kluuvikatu Street on 17 September 1891. Karl Fazer was a patriot and romantic nationalist who left a permanent mark on Finland, alongside with Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Mannerheim with whom he associated. Karl Fazer chose a blue-coloured wrapping for his famous milk chocolate. To him, it was a symbol of the Finnish nature and his independent native land. Both Karl Fazer and his grandson Peter Fazer represented Finland abroad: Karl Fazer participated in the Stockholm Olympic Games in clay pigeon shooting and Peter, in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games in sailing. Fazer started the Finnish confectionery industry in the late 1890’s and still manufactures its confectionery and biscuits in four factories located in Finland. Fazer’s Finnish bakery network covers the entire country and Fazer also has a mill of its own in Lahti, where the flour used in Fazer’s bakeries is produced. Over 1,500 people work in Fazer’s bakeries in Finland. Fazer has four big bakeries, two artisan bakeries and 40 in-store bakeries in Finland. In the in-store bakeries, the bakers mix dough first thing in the morning and bake fresh bread before consumers’ eyes all day, respecting the traditions of artisan baking. Fazer’s expertise in food services in based on the Finnish Lotta Svärd organisation whose know-how was passed on to Fazer through an acquisition. Fazer takes good care of Finns in schools and work places by offering balanced meals and opportunities to eat together. There are already eleven Fazer Cafés in Finland. Fazer invites everybody to experience how taste sensations begin: Fazer has welcomed visitors for over 60 years, and visits are now more popular than ever thanks to the unique Fazer Experience visitor centre opened in autumn 2016. Future is built through innovations Understanding people’s preferences in taste and discovering future opportunities are as important to Fazer today as they were to Karl Fazer in his days. Fazer has focused on Finnish grains and launched several innovations related to bread and grains, from toast to root vegetable bread and belly-friendly FODMAP bread. “Fazer does constantly research and develops novelties and innovations. Our focus in Finland’s 100th anniversary will be on the impact food has on well-being and the brain as well as sustainable development,” says Ulrika Romantschuk. The Fazer Brainfood programme studies the connection between food and cognitive performance. The approach to well-being is holistic; in addition to food, also the significance of sleep and physical and mental exercise is being addressed. In the programme, Fazer intends to build an ecosystem where open collaboration between universities, partner companies and startup companies will produce innovations. Read also: · Finland’s centenary brings vegetarian and Finnish delicacies to the table · Classic all-rye bread turns 70 · Fazer achieves its goal – 100% of our cocoa comes from responsible sources · Finns’ favourite gifts · Fazer Experience visitor centre opened in October 2016 and was well received · 125 years of taste sensations Additional #suomalaistahyvää Finland 100 anniversary website: Fazer’s media phone is open on weekdays 8:00 - 16:00, tel. +358 40 668 2998 Liisa Eerola, Director, Confectionery Communications & Group Partnerships,tel. +358 44 710 8860 Emails are in the form

Volvo CE announces headquarters move from Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden

“Our Brussels location has served us well since the office opened in the 1980s and this move comes at the right time for Volvo CE as we continue to adapt our Company to changing global business dynamics. It allows us to be physically closer to the other Volvo business areas and it will facilitate closer cooperation and sharing of best practices,” states Martin Weissburg, President of Volvo CE and Member of the Executive Board of the Volvo Group. “Sweden is also home to approximately 4 000 Volvo CE employees and where some of our largest manufacturing, commercial and technology sites are located,” adds Martin Weissburg. The Volvo CE headquarters will be operational in Gothenburg in the third quarter of 2017. January 12, 2017 Journalists who would like further information, please contact: Bill Law, phone +32 490 66 10 74. For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 313 billion (EUR 33,4 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 

Hexagon announces the appointment of new Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and new President of PPM

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, today announced the following organisational changes: Gerhard Sallinger has been appointed new Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Hexagon and Mattias Stenberg has been appointed President of PPM. Mr. Sallinger has served as President of Hexagon’s PPM division since 2001. In his new role, he will lead efforts to strengthen Hexagon’s strategic alliances to better exploit the synergistic opportunities that exist across its businesses. Mattias Stenberg, who has served as Hexagon’s Chief Strategy Officer since 2013, succeeds Mr. Sallinger as President of Hexagon’s PPM division. Mr. Stenberg has been with Hexagon in different roles since 2009 and has played a vital role in strengthening Hexagon’s strategic direction. “With more than 30 years of service and commitment to PPM’s mission, Gerhard is the ideal candidate for this role. He has led the organization through tremendous growth and has been fundamental in developing strong customer relationships among PPM’s key accounts,” says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “As we look to the future, we remain focused on leveraging PPM’s established technology leadership to open up new business opportunities and serve the growing needs of our customers. As a long-term member of Hexagon’s group management team with knowledge and expertise across all aspects of Hexagon’s businesses, Mattias is the ideal candidate to accelerate this expansion.” The organizational changes will be effective as of today. For further information, please contact: Maria Luthström, Investor Relations Manager, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27, ir@hexagon.comKristin Christensen, Chief Marketing Officer, Hexagon AB, +1 404 554 0972,

Clas Ohlson increase sales in December 2016

Compared with the same month previous year, the net store portfolio was expanded by 8 stores. At the end of the period, the total number of stores was 213. Sales were distributed as follows: +-------------------------+-------+-------+-----------------+------------------+|Countries, MSEK |Dec |Dec |Percentage change|Percentage change,|| |2016/17|2015/16| |local currency |+-------------------------+-------+-------+-----------------+------------------+|Sweden |513 |495 |+4 |+4 |+-------------------------+-------+-------+-----------------+------------------+|Norway |506 |431 |+18 |+7 |+-------------------------+-------+-------+-----------------+------------------+|Finland |148 |133 |+11 |+6 |+-------------------------+-------+-------+-----------------+------------------+|Outside Nordic countries*|43 |56 |-23 |-17 |+-------------------------+-------+-------+-----------------+------------------+| |1,210 |1,114 |+9 |+4 |+-------------------------+-------+-------+-----------------+------------------+ *Effected by store optimization in the UK.  Total sales during the first eight months of the fiscal year (May to December 2016) increased by 5 per cent to 5,838 MSEK (5,540). In local currencies, sales increased by 5 per cent. The third quarter interim report 2016/17 will be published at 07:00 CET on Wednesday 15 March 2017. The report will be presented on the same day at 08:30 CET in Clas Ohlson’s store at Drottninggatan 53 in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please contact:Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13 This is information that Clas Ohlson AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 7:00 am CET on 13 January 2017.

Moelven Wood takes over the operation of Moelven Tom Heurlin AB

Moelven Tom Heurlin AB has a long history as   sawmill and in more recent years as purely a planing mill. In 2013 a new planing line was invested in, and the operations of Moelven Tom Heurlin AB have been export-oriented within the division Moelven Timber. Serious problems with profitability- The business has for several years, despite many efforts and different measures, grappled with severe profitability problems that are mainlyrelated to various problems and turbulence in the various external markets. In the autumn of 2016 it was determined that it was inappropriate to continue operations without a totally radical change, says Division Manager Anders Lindh of Moelven Timber.In December it was assessed that the business fitted well into the structure operated by Moelven Wood in Sweden and that production could be adjusted and adapted, in a good way, to a mainly Scandinavian market.   Coordinating operationsThe coordination of the operations will also affect Moelven Wood's business Moelven Värmlands Trä AB in Säffle.- This means that the planing mill at Moelven Värmlands Trä in Saffle will be closed. The merger gives us space to fully concentrate on continuing to develop and invest in the business' already very successful surface treatment, says Mikael Axelsson, CEO of Moelven Wood AB.  Fewer employeesThe merger means, unfortunately, that the number of employees in both Ånimskog and Säffle will be reduced.- The number of affected posts is provisionally16 in Ånimskog and 9 in Säffle. We have entered into negotiations with the trade unions and will do everything we can to try to find jobs for as many as possible of those affected, says Axelsson. Well skilledAxelsson says that the takeover of operations in Ånimskog means that Moelven Wood in Sweden will acquire a very skilled, almost new, and moreover run-in, production facility.  - We can in this way continue to develop our already very successful focus on interior panels, says Axelsson.   Competitive solutionAxelsson believes that the two planing lines in Ånimskog and Torsby - after coordination and the specialisation of the product range - will together become a very competitive solution with considerable development potential.- And in Moelven Wood Värmland, we are looking at a parallel major investment in new technology and increased capacity for the surface treatment of new and trendy panels for the Scandinavian market, he says.  Scandinavian focus and exports removedOperations in Ånimskog will be reset to Moelven Wood's marketing strategy, which means that a large part of the volumes sold outside Scandinavia will be removed.- The plan is that we will be running on one shift. The management and planning of operations will take place from Moelven Notnäs Wood in Torsby, while some posts will also be coordinated with Moelven Värmland Trä in Säffle.For further information:  Mikael Axelsson, CEO Moelven Wood AB, Mobile +46 10 122 500 Anders Lindh, Division Manager, Moelven Timber,Mobile +47 94 833 445 

Publishing of YIT Corporation's FinancialStatements Bulletin 2016 on February 3, 2017

YIT Corporation's Financial Statements Bulletin for 2016 will be published on Friday, February 3, 2017 at approximately 8:00 a.m. Finnish time (EEST, approx. 06:00 a.m. BST). The stock exchange release and the presentation materials in Finnish and in English will be published at that time on the company's website at  News conference for investors and media  YIT will arrange a news conference on February 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Finnish time (EEST, at 08:00 a.m. BST) at YIT's head office, Panuntie 11, 00620 Helsinki, Finland. The event is in English and targeted for analysts, portfolio managers and the media. Welcome!  Webcast  The news conference and presentation by the President and CEO of YIT Corporation Kari Kauniskangas can also be followed through a live webcast at The live webcast starts at 10:00 a.m. (EEST) and a recording of the webcast will be available at approximately 12:00 noon (EEST) at the same address.  Conference call  The news conference can be participated also through a conference call. Conference call participants are requested to dial in at least five minutes prior to the start of the conference, at 9:55 a.m. (EEST), to number +44 20 3194 0552.  During the webcast and conference call, all questions should be presented in English. At the end of the event, the media has the opportunity to ask questions also in Finnish. Annual Report and Financial Statements YIT Corporation's Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2015 will be published on the company's website on week 8. For further information, please contact:   Hanna Jaakkola, Vice President, Investor Relations, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 5666 070,   YIT CORPORATION   Hanna JaakkolaVice President, Investor Relations   Distribution: NASDAQ OMX, principal media,   YIT creates better living environment by developing and constructing housing, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. Our vision is to bring more life in sustainable cities. We want to focus on caring for customer, visionary urban development, passionate execution and inspiring leadership. Our growth engine is urban development involving partners. Our operating area covers Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2015, our revenue amounted to nearly EUR 1.7 billion, and we employ about 5,300 employees. Our share is listed on Nasdaq (  

IK Investment Partners to sell Colosseum Smile to Jacobs Holding AG

Colosseum Smile Group was acquired by IK in 2010 and has since then accelerated its growth and consolidation of the Scandinavian dentistry market. Today Colosseum Smile is the leading provider of private dental care in Scandinavia with 52 clinics in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, offering a range of services from basic dental care to specialist surgery. “Together with our employees and supported by IK, we have successfully developed Colosseum Smile from two smaller dentist chains to a high quality private dental care provider. We believe we have now reached a phase when we, together with JAG, will be able to take the next step in our development to reach our mission to be the best and most recognised Scandinavian provider of modern dental care for both customers and producers,” said David Halldén, CEO of Colosseum Smile. Headquartered in Oslo, Colosseum Smile offers a full range of dental care services through its state of the art clinics across Scandinavia. The group has more than tripled in size since IK acquired Colosseum in Norway 2010 and merged Colosseum and Smile in Sweden in 2014. Colosseum Smile has taken an active role in consolidating the fragmented dental care markets in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Today the group’s sales amount to over 1.2 billion NOK. ”With numerous acquisitions and a merger, and together with Colosseum Smile’s management team, we have successfully transformed the company from an entrepreneurial endeavor to a leading chain in Scandinavia. The company is a first mover to integrate and consolidate the Scandinavian market, and is now ready to further leverage its platform,” said Thomas Klitbo, Partner at IK Investment Partners and advisor to the IK 2007 Fund. “We are looking forward to acquire Colosseum Smile Group with its strong track record of delivering high quality care and offering excellent value to its patients and producers alike. We are excited to partner with the management team, and support them in their continuous efforts of building the leading dentistry chain in the Nordics,” said Tomas Aubell, Head of Investments at JAG. The transaction is expected to close in the beginning of 2017.

New date for the release of Tradedoubler’s year-end report

Tradedoubler will publish its year-end report on 2 February 2017. This is a change to the previously communicated date of 3 February 2017. The information in this announcement is required to be disclosed by TradeDoubler AB under the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lagen om värdepappersmarknaden). This information was released for publication at 09.00 CET on January 13, 2017. For further information, please contact:Matthias Stadelmeyer, CEO TradedoublerPhone: +46 8 405 08 00Email: About Tradedoubler Tradedoubler is an international leader in performance-based digital marketing, dedicated to the success of digital marketers through traffic, technology and expertise. Founded in Sweden in 1999, Tradedoubler pioneered affiliate marketing in Europe and has since developed its offering to include a suite of solutions that help digital marketers succeed.  TD CONVERT is Tradedoubler’s affiliate solution where advertisers pay only for results delivered.  TD CONNECT is a white label global partner management platform that advertisers can use to manage their digital marketing activity.  TD ENGAGE is Tradedoubler’s full service programmatic solution. TD ADAPT is a market-leading business intelligence tool that enables advertisers to visualise their digital marketing data to get the insights they need to ensure that all activity is optimised.  Tradedoubler is committed to close collaboration with each customer, helping them to generate revenue and succeed on a national and international scale. The share is listed on Nasdaq OMX on the Stockholm Exchange. More information can be found on 

Damages related to asphalt cartel: Lemminkäinen has settled with the state of Finland

Lemminkäinen and the State of Finland have settled the dispute concerning damages related to the asphalt cartel and both parties will withdraw their requests for leave to appeal and appeals from the Supreme Court. Therefore the decision made by the Helsinki Court of Appeal on 20 October 2016 will be final between the parties. Through the settlement, the parties wished to end the long-lasting legal proceeding and avoid additional costs. According to the settlement agreement, the parties do not take any stand on whether there were any grounds for compensation. The capital amount of the State of Finland’s claim exceeded EUR 56 million. Concerning Lemminkäinen, there are still 13 other pending requests for leave to appeal submitted by Lemminkäinen as well as 19 requests for leave to appeal submitted by municipalities in the Supreme Court concerning the Helsinki Court of Appeal’s decisions on 20 October 2016 regarding damages related to the asphalt cartel. Lemminkäinen published a release regarding its requests for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court on 19 December 2016.   LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATIONCorporate Communications ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Johan Nybergh, General CounselTel. +358 2071   DISTRIBUTION:Nasdaq Helsinki LtdKey Lemminkäinen is an expert in complex infrastructure construction and building construction in Northern Europe and one of the largest paving companies in its market. Together with our customers and 4,800 professionals we employ, we build a sustainable society. In 2015, our net sales were EUR 1.9 billion. Lemminkäinen Corporation’s share is quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

Stockmann Group's sales in December and for full year 2016

STOCKMANN plc, Company Announcement 13.1.2017 at 13:30 EET The Stockmann Group’s sales in December amounted to EUR 133.1 million in continuing product areas and businesses, which is 8.8 per cent lower than a year ago. The Group’s sales in continuing product areas and businesses for the full year 2016 amounted to EUR 1 165.0 million, and the total sales including Hobby Hall were EUR 1 239.5 million. Sales in continuing product areas and businesses were down by 5.3 per cent. “In 2016, we focused on improving Stockmann’s profitability. We renewed the product and brand selections in our department stores, made refurbishments in the premises, particularly in the Helsinki city centre flagship store, and reduced the number of price-driven campaigns. Although the changes are reflected in the decline in product sales, the gross margin has improved at the same time, and service and rental income from our partners has grown. Sales developed well in the Lindex fashion chain, particularly during the spring,” says CEO Lauri Veijalainen. “The Christmas trade was most successful in our Baltic department stores, where the fashion sales generated very good growth. As a whole, the Christmas trade was down compared with the previous year, but this sales development, together with the significant cost savings made, are sufficient to reach our profit guidance. The Stockmann Group will achieve a slightly positive operating result in 2016 after two loss-making years.” Sales in December 2016 The Stockmann Group's sales in December were down by 8.8 per cent and amounted to EUR 133.1 million in continuing product areas and businesses. Stockmann Retail's sales in continuing product areas and businesses were down by 9.3 per cent. Sales were up 4.0 per cent in the Baltic countries. Sales grew in the department stores in Tallinn and Riga. Sales were down by 11.2 per cent in Finland. Sales declined most in the Oulu department store, which will be closed in January 2017. Lindex's sales were down by 6.7 per cent at comparable exchange rates. The Christmas trade did not reach its target particularly in Finland and in Sweden. Due to the weak Swedish krona, euro-denominated sales were down by 8.5 per cent. Sales in 2016 The Stockmann Group's sales for the full year 2016 were down by 5.3 per cent and amounted to EUR 1 165.5 million in continuing product areas and businesses. Stockmann Retail's sales in continuing product areas and businesses were down by 9.5 per cent. Sales were down by 10.9 per cent in Finland and by 1.9 per cent in the Baltic countries. Excluding the Oulu department store, the sales decline slowed down slightly after the summer. Lindex's sales were down by 1.4 per cent at comparable exchange rates. Sales grew during the first and second quarter of the year, but were down during the second half of the year. Euro-denominated sales were down by 3.0 per cent or 1.4 per cent without the stores in Russia. Sales (exclusive of VAT) in December 12/2016 Change-%* 1-12/2016 Change-%* EUR mill. EUR mill.Stockmann Retail, 54.4 -11.2 449.6 -10.9FinlandStockmann Retail, 9.6 4.0 86.5 -1.9internationaloperationsStockmann Retail, 64.0 -9.3 536.1 -9.5totalLindex, total 69.1 -8.5 628.8 -1.4Group, Finland, total 62.3 -11.6 520.0 -9.9Group, international 70.8 -6.3 645.0 -1.2operations, totalStockmann Group, 133.1 -8.8 1 165.0 -5.3total* *Continuing product areas and businesses i.e. excluding Russian retail operations, Seppälä, Hobby Hall, Stockmann Beauty, the airport store and the product areas the company has withdrawn from in department stores (electronics, books, sports equipment, toys and pet supplies). Stockmann’s total sales in December 2016 were EUR 140.9 million, including Hobby Hall. In December 2015, sales were EUR 173.7 million, also including Russian retail operations and discontinued product areas in department stores. Change-%: change compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. The Group's sales figures include merchandise sales exclusive of VAT in stores and department stores. The figures do not include other operating income such as rental income or service fees. Further information:Lauri Veijalainen, CEO, tel. +358 9 121 5062Nora Malin, Director, Corporate Communications, tel. +358 9 121 3558 STOCKMANN plc Lauri VeijalainenCEO Distribution:Nasdaq HelsinkiPrincipal media

Invitation to Autoliv’s Q4, 2016, Teleconference

The report will be available at under Quarterly Reports. In addition, a teleconference will take place the same day: Time:                            15:00 -16:00 CET (i.e. 14:00 UK Time, 09:00 am EST) Main Speaker:               Jan Carlson, Chairman, President & CEO Attend the Webcast:      Follow the link on our web Attend by phone:          To participate in the Q&A session, please dial in: National free phone - United Kingdom:                    0800 279 4992              National free phone - United States of America:      1-877-280-1254  National free phone - Sweden:                                0200 883 440 International Call:                                                    +44(0)20 3427 1914   Confirmation Code:                                               6255197  Audio replay:               An audio replay will be available on the web after the conference until February 9, 2017. Transcript:                    Will be available on under the Investors section, Presentations & Transcripts. For additional information or details please see Best regards, Anders Trapp V.P. Investor Relations  Phone: +46 (0)8 587 206 71

Extraordinary General Meeting of Arcam AB (publ)

Documentation The notice of EGM will be available in Swedish 3 weeks prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting and can be found on our website, The invitation, including the agenda and the proposals of the Board of Directors, can be mailed on request directly to holders of registered shares with the right to vote. Registration Shareholders entered in the share register, with the right to vote, by February 1, 2017, are entitled to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting. When giving notice of participation, name, personal/corporate registration number, address and telephone number (daytime) shall be stated. The registration must reach the company not later than February 1, 2017, via e-mail: or to the following address:Arcam AB, “EGM” Krokslätts Fabriker 27A, SE-431 37 Mölndal. Reply forms or notifications arriving after that date will not be taken into consideration. Proxy If the shareholder intends to be represented by proxy, a written, dated, power of attorney shall be issued for the proxy. The power of attorney in the original should be sent to the company at the address provided above no later than February 1, 2017. A Power of Attorney form can be found on our website, Transmission A record of the decisions taken by the Annual General Meeting will be available shortly after the Extraordinary General Meeting and will be published on our website, _____________________________ Mölndal, Sweden, in January 2017 Arcam AB (publ) The Board

Atlas Copco Board of Directors proposes to split the Group in 2018

NewCo will focus on mining/civil engineering customers and include the existing Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area and the Construction Tools division with related service operations. This business has approximately 12 000 employees and had pro forma revenues of BSEK 28 (BEUR 3.0) and an operating margin of about 16% for the 12 months ended September 30, 2016. Atlas Copco will focus on industrial customers and include the Compressor Technique, Vacuum Technique and Industrial Technique business areas plus the Portable Energy division, including service, and the Specialty Rental division. This business has approximately 33 000 employees and pro forma revenues of BSEK 74 (BEUR 7.9) and an operating margin of about 20% for the 12 months ended September 30, 2016. “The Board and Management believe that long-term shareholder value will be created by splitting the Group into two separate companies,” said Hans Stråberg, Chair of the Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB. “Both businesses are global leaders in their respective fields and will benefit from a more focused management responsibility.” The Atlas Copco Group covers a diverse range of business segments and end-customers. Atlas Copco has over the years grown profitably and developed strong customer relations globally. “The two businesses have different demand drivers and demand characteristics,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “A split will increase their respective abilities to add value to customers, grow the business and attract talent.” If the shareholders decide in favor of the proposal, the split of the Group is planned to be done through a share distribution, whereby Atlas Copco AB’s shareholders will receive shares in NewCo AB in proportion to their existing shareholding. The intention is to list NewCo AB on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden, in the second quarter 2018. The distribution of NewCo AB is foreseen to meet the requirements of Lex Asea, meaning that the Swedish-based shareholders of Atlas Copco AB are taxed only on the value of the shares received when they sell them. For more information, please see

Mats Rahmström Atlas Copco’s next President and CEO – to succeed Ronnie Leten who will resign

“Mats has a strong business focus and is an appreciated leader who is living and breathing the Atlas Copco values,” said Hans Stråberg, Chair of Atlas Copco’s Board of Directors. “During his time as head of Industrial Technique he has transformed the business which has led to a strong profitable growth. I am convinced that we have found a new solid leader inside the company, who can further develop Atlas Copco.” Mats Rahmström, currently Senior Executive Vice President and President of the Industrial Technique business area, began his Atlas Copco career in 1988. He held positions in sales, service, marketing and general management within Industrial Technique during the first 10 years. Between 1998 and 2006 he held positions as General Manager for customer centers in Sweden, Canada, and then in the United Kingdom. Before he took on his current position in 2008 he was President of the Tools and Assembly Systems General Industry division within Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique. He is a board member of Permobil Holding AB and of CIBE Lifts AB. Mats Rahmström is a Swedish citizen, born in 1965. He has an MBA from the Henley Management College, the United Kingdom. Mats Rahmström will be the 12thPresident and CEO since the company was established in 1873. “I would like to thank Ronnie for the fantastic development of Atlas Copco during his years as the CEO,” said Hans Stråberg. “The Group is now stronger than ever with an enhanced customer focus and a solid service business in each business area. Further, Atlas Copco has expanded into the completely new field of vacuum.” Ronnie Leten will resign from the Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB at the Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2017. The same date he leaves the position as President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group.

Kindred Group first operator to meet requirements of the EU Recommendation on Consumer Protection

Kindred Group is committed to offering customers the best value deal and user experience, whilst ensuing a safe and fair gambling environment. The EU Recommendation is the first objective standard for industry best practices across the European Single Digital Market and was adopted as part of the 2012 EU Action Plan on Online Gambling. The independent audit was conducted by eCOGRA, a leading audit body accredited in several countries, and examined key elements of Kindred Group’s operations, focusing on the Recommendations’ 6 core principles: 1.      Transparent information and communications on the nature of gambling2.      Commercial communication (advertising and sponsorship) should be carried out in a responsible and transparent manner3.      Verification process for the age and identity of players4.      Measures to prevent minors from gambling, including strict minimum age requirements5.      Responsible gaming tools to keep gambling under control and prevent problems, such as deposit limits, information, customer support and self-exclusions 6.      Provision of training to employees, notably on problem gambling issues Kindred Group CEO, Henrik Tjärnström, says “Kindred Group continues to raise the bar for responsible gambling and customer trust. The successful completion of this independent audit once again demonstrates that we have the right practices, technology and people in place to provide a safe and secure experience for our customers”. Besides these best practices, the recommendation also acknowledges that for the majority of adult EU citizens, online gambling is a recreational activity and the importance of an attractive regulated offer as “online players look for competing gambling opportunities whenever they perceive a lack of attractive offers. For the majority of people in the EU who take part in online gambling, it is a recreational activity.”