Montgomery College a Finalist for Two American Association of Community Colleges Awards of Excellence

Winners to Be Announced at Annual Convention April 18-21 in San AntonioMontgomery College is a finalist for two American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Awards of Excellence which recognize exceptional work among the nation's two-year colleges.President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard is one of four finalists in the "Emerging Leadership" category. The College itself is one of four finalists recognized for an "Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership” based on its relationship with Holy Cross Health, and specifically, the new Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. Just recently, Holy Cross Health and Montgomery College entered into a new five-year collaboration agreement to expand the innovative partnership between the two organizations. Montgomery College and Holy Cross Health's relationship spans more than a decade in serving the students and the Montgomery County community. The original and very successful partnership helped expand nurse enrollment and graduation by 38 percent and 48 percent, respectively. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital anchors the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, which encompasses approximately 40 acres on the Montgomery College-Germantown Campus. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is the first hospital in the United States to be located on the campus of a community college. The winners of each category will be announced at the annual AACC convention April 18-21 in San Antonio, Texas. For a list of the other finalists, click here. “I am humbled that Montgomery College has been named a finalist for these two prestigious awards. However, the most enduring honor is that I can stand alongside our staff and faculty and recognize them as the driving forces responsible for the success of our students and our institution,” Pollard said. “Furthermore, the partnerships we’ve created in the community continue to place the College at the forefront of workforce development and economic sustainability in Montgomery County.” The AACC Emerging Leadership Award recognizes CEOs who have developed exemplary systems of leadership and professional development and created a campus culture that proactively supports career and leadership advancement for all campus personnel. Nominees should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to leadership development for emerging community college leaders through programming that includes exposure to the AACC Competencies for Community College Leaders. Since her 2010 inauguration as president of Montgomery College, Pollard has spearheaded the development of a new Montgomery College mission and Montgomery College 2020, the institution’s strategic plan. Other priorities have included partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Universities at Shady Grove in the creation of Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES), a support program designed to help students transition from high school to college completion. Pollard was named a 2014 White House Champion of Change, is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery and was named its Outstanding Leader for 2013. Other awards and honors include Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women; the Daily Record’s Influential Marylander; and Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award. The Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award honors local, regional and national collaboration between a college and corporate partner that has achieved demonstrable, multi-year success in advancing the mission of the institution(s), the economic prosperity of a community, region or the nation, and the learning excellence of students. Pollard formerly served as president of Las Positas College in Livermore, California. Her community college career began at College of Lake County (Ill.) as a faculty member in English. She received her PhD in educational leadership and policy studies in higher education from Loyola University Chicago and her MA and BA in English from Iowa State University. The AACC annual convention is an event that attracts close to 2,000 educators, policymakers, corporate and foundation representatives each year. In addition to the Emerging Leadership and Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Awards, categories include Advancing Diversity, Community College Safety Planning and Leadership, Exemplary CEO/Board, Faculty Innovation and Student Success. Finalists for the AACC Awards of Excellence were chosen by a specially-appointed committee of the association’s board of directors, based on specific criteria. About Montgomery College Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study. About the AACC The American Association of Community Colleges is a national organization representing the nation’s over 1,100 community, junior and technical colleges and their 13.5 million students. Community colleges are the largest sector of higher education, enrolling almost half of all U.S. undergraduates. For more information about AACC and community colleges, see

The Nomination Committee announces proposal for new Chairman of the Board and for new Board member

Nobia’s Nomination Committee, consisting of Evert Carlsson, Torbjörn Magnusson, Johan Molin (Chairman of the Board), Fredrik Palmstierna and Tomas Billing (Chairman of the Nomination Committee) has informed the company of the following.The present Chairman of the Board Johan Molin has declined re-election. It is proposed that Christina Ståhl and Tomas Billing are elected as new Board members. Tomas Billing has been proposed as new Chairman of the Board.Christina Ståhl has extensive experience of consumer goods. She is CEO of the listed clothing company MQ and was previously CEO of the Mio furniture chain.Tomas Billing is CEO of Nordstjernan, Nobia’s largest owner. He has been CEO of Hufvudstaden and Monark Bodyguard. Since 2001, he has been the Chairman of the Board in NCC."Over the past five years we have implemented a comprehensive turnaround program and restored Nobia’s profitability. The share price has tripled during the past three years. I think it is a good time to pass the baton to Tomas Billing," comments Johan Molin.Tomas Billing comments: "It will be very exciting to be Chairman of the Nobia Board, which is a company I have followed for a long time. Johan Molin and the rest of the Board, together with the management and the staff, have done an excellent job in recent years."Other proposals from the Nomination Committee will be published in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting.The Nomination Committee in Nobia ABQuestions will be answered by:Tomas Billing, Chairman of the Nomination CommitteeTelephone: +46 (0)8 788 50 18Nobia develops and sells kitchen solutions through some twenty strong brands in Europe, including Magnet in the UK, Hygena in France, HTH, Norema, Sigdal, Invita and Marbodal in Scandinavia and Petra, Parma and A la Carte in Finland, ewe, Intuo and FM in Austria, as well as Poggenpohl globally. Nobia creates profitability by combining economies of scale with attractive kitchen offerings. The Group has approximately 6,500 employees and sales of about SEK 12 billion in 2013. The share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker NOBI. Website:

Improved service concept on long haul flights in SAS Business

SAS is currently in the process of updating its long haul fleet. This includes the renovation of seven existing aircraft and the introduction of new aircraft from fall 2015. The food and drink experience onboard in SAS Business is also being improved and customers will notice changes from 28 January. “Our improved service concept together with the totally new design of our cabin interiors means we will be able to offer a genuinely high class experience in SAS Business. Food and drink are incredibly important for our customers and this is an area where we have listened to what they want and developed our new concept accordingly,” says Gustaf Öholm, Senior Manager Onboard Concepts at SAS Additional choice and more personal service will be the most noticeable changes for customers in SAS Business. For example, they will have an extra starter and main course to choose from. To increase the restaurant feel and provide an even more personal service, proper tablecloths and porcelain will be used and food will be served from a service trolley to minimize the use of trays. “We have put an even great emphasis on the total experience in everything from food and drink, tablewear, personal service and the cabin atmosphere to create a genuine restaurant experience in the air,” adds Öholm. The improved service concept will be available on all SAS long haul flights from 28 January. SAS's long haul destinations from Scandinavia are New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. In September 2015, SAS will open a new route from Stockholm to Hong Kong. For further information, please contact:SAS press duty+46 8 797 29 44

The board of PA Resources approves the balance sheet for liquidation purposes and will convene an extra general meeting

In a press release dated 20 January 2015 PA Resources informed that a balance sheet for liquidation purposes would be prepared. The board of PA Resources has now approved the balance sheet for liquidation purposes. Net equity amounts to SEK 50 million which is below 50 per cent of the registered share capital. The board is therefore legally required to convene an extra general meeting of shareholders which shall resolve whether or not the company shall continue operations or go into liquidation. The board will issue notice to such general meeting of shareholders as soon as possible. Stockholm 26 January, 2015PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact:Tomas Hedström, Chief Financial OfficerPhone: +46 8 545 211 50E-mail: PA Resources AB (publ) is an international oil and gas group which conducts exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. The Group operates in Tunisia, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. PA Resources is producing oil in West Africa and North Africa. The parent company is located in Stockholm, Sweden. PA Resources’ net sales amounted to SEK 1,049 million in 2013. The share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, Sweden. For additional information, please visit The above information has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 08:30 am CET on 26 January 2015.

New Wallrock Thermal Liner Launches at Go Wallpaper with 36% Reduction in Heat Loss

Brains meet beauty in the interiors space this month thanks to the launch of the all new Wallrock Thermal Liner (, a technologically advanced lining paper for walls which reduces heat loss by as much as 36% and sound transference by 35%, at wallpaper haven Go Wallpaper. The heavy duty liner is paired perfectly with Arthouse, a covetable collection of designer paper with trend-led patterns in the season’s hottest hues. Beautiful retreats that make a style statement begin with Wallrock Thermal Lining, a smart lining paper with strong energy saving and insulating credentials. The 3mm thick lining paper has a layer of Wallrock Fibreliner at its core and is backed with a high-spec thermal insulating material to fight draughts and help the room retain more heat. When Wallrock is used to line walls ahead of wallpaper being applied, the room heats up much quicker than would otherwise be the case. The use of Wallrock is shown to reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain a comfortable temperature during the winter months, helping to reduce heating bills. Proven to reduce heat loss by more than a third, Wallrock Thermal Liner also provides a smooth surface for decorating and protects against damp and mould. What’s more, it will offer measurable protection against loud noises which threaten stylish sanctuaries at the end of a busy day. Lab tests show a reduction in sound transference at 2000hz (the level of a TV or radio), and reduction at 4000hz (a loud vacuum or busy main road).  Nigel Poole, CEO at Go Wallpaper said, “Wallrock Thermal Liner is a real revelation for decorating professionals. It does so much more than a traditional lining paper, pulling double duty by providing a smooth surface from which to hang Wallrock Fibreliner and other non-woven wallpapers. As well as insulating against heat loss, damp and excessive noise.” Infused with statement colours and flaunting a strong design ethos, the new Arthouse Wallpaper collection ( is the perfect companion to rooms lined with Wallrock Thermal Liner. In classic and contemporary shades, the stellar Arthouse collection of wall coverings is statement making epitomised. Perfect for a feature wall, stand out choices include modern tartans and elegant stripes, uber cool flamingos in six different colour ways, feathers, florals, cityscapes and even graffiti laden. The boutique style wallpapers can be used anywhere in the home. Each design is supplied on a 10 metre roll to cover an area of 5.2 square metres. All are designed to be applied by pasting the paper before hanging. Nigel Poole said, “With pops of colour and masses of sassy style, the Arthouse Collection is chic and sophisticated. It’s beautifully high quality and when applied on top of the Wallrock Thermal Liner guaranteed to create a cosy and welcoming space. Whether it’s for a home office, lounge, hallway or bedroom the duo work harmoniously to retain heat and reflect personality.” To view the entire range of Wallrock Thermal Liners and Arthouse collection of wallpapers, visit

Record earnings in Scania Financial Services

In total 35,097 trucks, buses and trailers were financed during 2014, compared to 33,109 units in 2013. Scania´s finance portfolio grew to SEK 55.6 billion, a currency adjusted increase of 8 percent. Operating income in Financial Services rose to a record high SEK 1,016 m. (719). “More and more of our customers see the benefits in Scania´s overall solutions. We are a long-term partner that can support the customer regardless of the business climate. In addition to the growth of our finance portfolio, we see a significant increase in demand for insurance solutions,” says Scania’s President and CEO Martin Lundstedt. By offering customers insurance solutions, Scania can contribute to a quicker insurance claims process. “Together with Scania´s high quality service organisation, our customers can minimise the negative effects of unplanned downtime,” explains Lundstedt. Lower bad debt expenses Bad debt expenses amounted to SEK 167 m. during 2014, which was lower than the previous year (SEK 297 m). Scania´s customer finance portfolio is well diversified with regard to geography, industry and customer size, which limits the risks.     “The lower bad debt expenses indicate that we have a very professional customer base and that our customers performed well in general during 2014. It is also a result of the further improved model for underwriting credit and working close to our customers,” comments Koen Knoops, Head of Scania Financial Services. For further information, please contact: · Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel. +46 70 346 88 11 · Per Hillström, Head of Investor Relations, tel. +46 70 6 8 30 52

Etraveli strengthens its board of directors

“Etraveli is an exciting growth company in a sector where a lot is happening – and where the company has been clear in its aim to gain an international market position,” said Sophia Bendz. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge from the international online market and contributing to Etraveli’s development.” Sophia Bendz has extensive experience in strategic branding for global growth companies focused on the online market. Most recently, she has served as Global Marketing Director at Spotify, where she has been since the start and helped to create, build and develop the Spotify brand, a service currently with 100 million users around the world. Sophia is a member of the boards of Unibet and Norstedts as well as an advisor to Angel Investor Network and Tictail. She is one of the co-founders of the organization AllBright. “Sophia has played an important role in Spotify’s successful journey, with its challenges and opportunities, from launch to established company with a market presence in 58 countries. She will provide fantastic experience from building a strong international company and brand. For Etraveli, with current presence in 25 markets, her expertise will be a positive addition to the Board of Directors in the company’s continued geographical expansion,” said Erik Strand, chairman of the Board of Directors. Etraveli’s Board of Directors consists of Chairman Erik Strand, Ralph Axelson, Sophia Bendz, Percy Calissendorff, Marcus Jansson, Jarl Söderman and Per Setterberg.

Fifty Shades of Sherlock Holmes

How do you fancy your 125-year-old consulting detective? Prowling under the light of gaslamps? In a rakish fedora, fighting Nazis? Or texting like a tween at gritty London crime scenes? No matter which shade of Sherlock Holmes you favour, there's never been a better time to get Sherlocked, with new stories coming from the BBC, Warner Brothers, America's CBS, even Russia. Factor in Holmsian clubs, conventions, fanfiction, and the rising stars of Sherlockian actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Robert Downey, Jr., and it's clear Holmes and Watson are still in their crime-fighting prime. With so many fresh adventures being created for this dynamic duo, why not fresh beginnings to those adventures? Whether you prefer a contemporary Sherlock and John, or a classic Holmes and Watson, Wendy C. Fries' short-story collection The Day They Met ( offers fifty intriguing new ways the world's most legendary partnership might have begun. Taking Holmes and Watson out of the lab in which they originally came face-to-face, The Day They Met brings these legends together in new ways, sometimes giddy, sometime grave: Hanging from the frigid rigging of the London Eye in 2010, resisting morphine's siren song in a 1879 Kabul train station, even as young boys on a lonely Brighton beach. With the BBC's Sherlock Christmas special currently filming and the controversies of 'setlock' lighting up the internet, interest in Sherlock Holmes is high. Released through MX Publishing on 26 January 2015, The Day They Met ( promises to feed this perennial interest in the world's most famous detective and his doctor. A professional writer for more than twenty years, Wendy C. Fries came to the Holmes stories as a child, but found her interest rekindled in adulthood by Holmes audio books and the media resurgence of all things Sherlock. Along with The Day They Met, ( Wendy's written about Sherlock Holmes for the recently-released essay collection Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World, and is planning two more collections of Holmes stories.

Asics new collection available at Simply Feet

Leading footwear supplier and foot care specialist Simply Feet is excited to announce the arrival of a new range of sports footwear to its ever-expanding collection of quality products. Asics is one of the most trusted brands amongst sports enthusiasts, and has a great reputation for offering comfort and support to the feet, for both men and women. Highly functional and practical, the new range of running trainers also look stylish, too, available in a variety of eye-catching designs and colours. The Asics range are perfect to suit different styles of runners, such as over pronators and neutral runners, in order to provide the best level of support whilst reducing the risk of injury.  Asics running shoes are ideal for both short-distance and long-distance running, whether for the beginner or the professional athlete. Advanced technology in the shoe ensures a comfortable, snug fit, reduced impact when the foot hits the ground and cushioning to lessen injury. Four new products have been added to the women's range of Asics running trainers and six to the men's collection, all available in a stunning variety of styles and colours. The eye-catching Gel-Phoenix 6 for men and women is ideal for over pronators, and features a superior gel cushioning to provide added support - just the thing for long-distance running. Over pronators will also love the GT-2000 3 shoe for men and women, which are lightweight but offers a great range of features that support the foot, including a heel counter to clamp the foot in place.  For neutral runners, the Gel-Nimbus 16 for men and women is the ideal choice, and is equipped with FluidFit technology to provide support and comfort. The Gel-Nimbus 16 is also available in a wide fitting for men. Both male and female long-distance runners will also favour the stunning Gel-Kayano 21 shoe, with gel cushioning and a plethora of features for the ultimate, snug fit. As well as high-quality footwear, Simply Feet specialises in products to support the health and care of feet. For further information regarding the Asics range of Simply Feet, please contact: Website: Email: Phone Number: Contact number:  0845 370 0380

Allison Transmission enters the Bolivian bus market

Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia – Allison Transmission recently entered the Bolivian bus market in Santa Cruz de la Sierra with the first urban buses equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions. Recognized worldwide for reliability and durability, Allison hopes to help improve the city’s public transportation efficiency. Alberto Arteaga Algarañaz, president of the bus company covering the ‘First Ring’ lines in Santa Cruz, acquired Urban W9 Volares from renowned Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo SA. The new vehicles offer passengers a comfortable, modern means of transport that improves service. “Allison Transmission is a very important part of this initiative, which aims to improve the urban transport system in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, providing advantages in terms of safety, environmental protection and quality of service. We are totally committed to this project," said Adrian Di Nunzio, South America Southern Cone account manager for Allison Transmission. Accommodating 60 passengers (28 seated), the buses are larger than those currently in circulation. The buses provide passenger convenience featuring a disability lift, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and security cameras, as well as an auxiliary fare collection. The new Allison equipped W9 and WFLY buses require minimal maintenance, which means less downtime and lower maintenance costs. Allison Automatics use a torque converter instead of a dry clutch, so the constant repairs and replacements of manual clutches are unnecessary. Offering a perfect combination of fuel economy and efficiency, Allison Automatics deliver progressive, full-power shifts for better performance and higher productivity, resulting in greater profitability. “We chose the name Chuturubí for the micro-buses because it's the name of a large, aggressive wasp in the region. As entrepreneurs we are changing to larger vehicles with the most economic costs to remain competitive. We want to be part of our city’s progress and offer the best service to the public,” said Arteaga.

Tradedoubler acquires Adnologies

Tradedoubler, a leading performance marketing company, today announced the acquisition of the independent German technology company Adnologies.  The purchase of Adnologies will give Tradedoubler access to technologies that complement and extend its current offering in line with the new corporate strategy announced in November.  Adnologies’ products and services cover a wide range of the digital value chain within data-driven advertising, including ad server, demand-side platform (DSP), data management platform (DMP), data exchange (DX), and supply-side platform (SSP) as well as dynamic display and video creation tools. The company has 15 employees of which seven are developers. In 2014 annual revenues amounted to EUR 2.2 M. Adnologies was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hamburg. The acquisition was completed today. Speaking about the acquisition, Matthias Stadelmeyer, CEO of Tradedoubler said, “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Adnologies.  Their product portfolio perfectly complements our own and therefore this is a further important step in the development of our recently announced corporate strategy that will see us become the leader in creating smarter results for our clients through traffic, technology and expertise.” Stockholm, January 26, 2015TradeDoubler AB (publ.) 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 13.15 CET on January 26, 2015.

Invitation to presentation of Nobia’s year-end report

Nobia will publish its year-end report for 2014 on 13 February at 8.00 CET. A webcasted telephone conference will be held the same day at 9.00 CET.Nobia’s President and CEO Morten Falkenberg and CFO Mikael Norman will present the results and answer questions. The telephone conference will be held in English and will be webcasted live on Nobia’s website:, or via the following link:  ( participate in the telephone conference, and thereby be able to ask questions, please call one of the following numbers:Sweden: +46 (0)8 505 564 74UK: +44 (0)20 336 453 74USA: +1 855 753 22 30The presentation material will be available at before the conference starts.For further informationLena Schattauer, Head of Communication and IR+46 (0)8 440 16 07 or +46 (0)705 95 51 00lena.schattauer@nobia.comNobia develops and sells kitchen solutions through some twenty strong brands in Europe, including Magnet in the UK, Hygena in France, HTH, Norema, Sigdal, Invita and Marbodal in Scandinavia and Petra, Parma and A la Carte in Finland, ewe, Intuo and FM in Austria, as well as Poggenpohl globally. Nobia creates profitability by combining economies of scale with attractive kitchen offerings. The Group has approximately 6,500 employees and sales of about SEK 12 billion in 2013. The share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker NOBI. Website:

Healthy foods to attend Dubai's annual Gulfood show

We are a Liverpool-based supplier of both chilled and ambient foods, and we are delighted to be taking part in the Gulfood show in Dubai between February 8th and 12th, 2015. Our company specialises in supplying food to the trade in both the UK and the Middle East and will be represented at the Dubai World Trade Centre show by Michael Craven, Gina Bangham and Fernando Estrada. We will be taking along a huge range of products supplied by Healthy Foods Online (, including Filotea pasta, Supernature oil, Trentin Aceti oils and vinegars, Plamil chocolate and Freedom Confectionery. There will also be plenty of appearances of goods from the likes of Alice and Oscars, Mrs Crimbles, Biona Organic, Amisa, Ugg Foods, Cawston Press, Big Oz, Meridian, James White and Acetaia Malpighi. Speaking of the company’s appearance at the ‘world’s biggest’ yearly food and hospitality show, Healthy Foods’ Michael Craven said: “We're really pleased to be at the show. It's one of the biggest food shows in the world. It will offer a fantastic opportunity to meet again with existing customers and to build relationships with new customers also. The potential of the exhibition is not lost on us, and we hope it will provide us with some excellent leads and new sales opportunities.” Gulfood 2015 is a celebration of the show’s 20th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. There will buyers there from across the world, including the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and almost 5,000 exhibitors. This year will see the largest ever European presence and the biggest ever contingent of South American businesses. Find out more about our appearance at the show:

Crystal Parade Receive a Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation for 2014

The UK’s premier online retailer of craft supplies, embellishment equipment and costume making materials has received the most prestigious accolade from feedback website The Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation is only awarded to merchants who receive an average customer service rating of 95%-100%. The award recognises excellence and consistence in customer service throughout 2014, and Crystal Parade were notified last week that they had received the Gold accreditation. It is based entirely on customer feedback collected by Feefo, meaning the award can be celebrated by the team at Crystal Parade. Wendy C. Miller, Director of Crystal Parade said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this accreditation from Feefo, it’s an outstanding achievement and a great honour for Crystal Parade.  Our focus on customer service has always been incredibly important to us and is testament to our team who do what it takes to help our customers.  The well-respected gold service rating is a significant endorsement and proof that we are passionate about delivering excellent service.”  There are two levels of accreditation from Feefo – a Trusted Merchant or a Gold Trusted Merchant. A Trusted Merchant has to achieve a minimum average of 85% rating but Crystal Parade is now a Gold Trusted Merchant after reaching average ratings of 95%-100%. Out of a total of 133 independent reviews, the embellishment experts received a 98% average rating – something to be proud of for the growing team. Crystal Parade specialises in Swarovski and Preciosa crystals ideal for jewellery making, embellishing fashion items and accessories and paper crafting. Last year the online merchant also introduced its range of fabrics and trimmings for dress makers and now supply to a range of dance costume designers and theatre producers. For more information about Crystal Parade and its new accreditation, please visit 

MyRealGames Bursts Into 2015 With Stack of Exciting New Online Games

MyRealGames, a leading online gaming site, has kicked off 2015 with a bang, adding a sublime selection of brand new games for players to enjoy. From time management titles to fast-paced action games, the newly launched games have something for everyone, and they’re bound to get the New Year off to a great start for gamers everywhere. The free online gaming site is constantly striving to add exciting titles to its existing selection – which boasts hundreds of games to play online or download to a computer. The brand new games fit perfectly with the MyRealGames ethos – they’re entirely free, with no in-app purchases or subscriptions necessary, and they’re easy to access and play whenever the user feels like they want a dose of fast-paced fun or brain-teasing. With new games like Jo’s Dream: Organic Coffee, Mushroom Age and the long-awaited Car Eats Car 3, MyRealGames are pulling out all the stops to make sure that 2015 is their most successful year. Nikolai Veselov, of MyRealGames, says, “We’re always sourcing new titles to add to our collection and ensure that gamers have the most comprehensive range of games to choose from. We’ve added a hidden object game, an adrenaline-pumping car action game, and a time management game that will allow anyone to escape to entirely different world. Combine that with the plethora of puzzle games, platform games and sports simulators, and you have one of the most complete collections of online games available anywhere on the web!” Free download game Jo’s Dream: Organic Coffee is the latest in a long line of time management games where gamers can open their own establishment and keep it running to the highest standards. Players can join Jo in building her first coffee shop, learning how to make different kinds of coffee, taking orders, serving visitors and managing other staff members. Can you grow the coffee show from a two-tabled café into a fabulous, expansive restaurant? If you like time-travelling hidden objects games, Mushroom Age is the game for you. A wild adventure through the past, present and future, the players assumes the role of Vera, desperately searching for her fiancé who disappears just days before they’re supposed to get married. Vera accidentally switches on a time machine that sends her on an epic quest, not only to find Tom, but to save the world! Players meet up with characters like the dinosaurs and Socrates as they hurtle through time to bring down a history-changing villain. Download this must-have game for free today! To find out more about MyRealGames and browse the huge range of free and online download games for players of all ages, visit the website at:

Tomorrow’s Talent Challenge and MyPath Talk Solutions for Insurance Talent Shortage Challenge

WHAT: Tomorrow’s Talent Challenge and MyPath have teamed up to boost the insurance talent pool by attracting young people to the insurance and risk management industry. With 400,000 positions to fill by 2020, the insurance industry is actively developing and executing strategies to meet tomorrow’s talent challenge.On this media call, learn about the talent shortfall and collaborative industry efforts to:Target, attract and recruit talent with STEM and other skill setsAppeal to millennials and educate students and young professionals about insurance career opportunities through resources like MyPath, an online platform that aggregates internship, scholarship and financial aid opportunitiesDistinguish insurance from other industries as the competition for top talent intensifiesWHO:Anita Bourke, Executive Vice President at The Institutes, a leading provider of risk management and property casualty insurance educationDave Coons, Senior Vice President, at The Jacobson Group, a global insurance search and staffing firmMarguerite Tortorello, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs at PCI, a national property casualty trade associationKirstin Marr, Vice President, Marketing at Valen Analytics, a provider of data, analytics and predictive modeling to insurance carriersWHEN:Tuesday, January 27th2:00 p.m. CTWHERE:Tomorrow’s Talent Challenge Insurance Media Call Dial-In:           (855) 215-4229Conf. ID:         72963570WHY:In 15 years, nearly half of insurance professionals will be ready to retire. Without enough entries into the insurance talent pool to make up for those departures, insurers, agencies and industry groups across the country are mobilizing to close that gap and recruit the next generation of top talent to best serve consumers.Doing so requires a concerted effort to appeal to millennials—who already make up 25 percent of the U.S. workforce and are expected to account for 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020—and to recruit talent with the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills that insurers will need to compete in the future.Learn more about Tomorrow’s Talent Challenge and opportunities for millennials via our infographic and please share on social media.The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. The Institutes’ knowledge solutions include the CPCU® designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their CEU business unit.MyPath is a collaborative industry-wide insurance and risk management initiative, powered by The Institutes, that is dedicated to educating students and young professionals about the insurance industry and its limitless career opportunities. At the request of the insurance industry, The Institutes and its affiliates—The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, the CPCU Society, and the CPCU-Loman Education Foundation—launched MyPath to be a collaborative effort providing the industry with a unified voice to educate students’ and young professionals’ perception of the industry. A cornerstone of MyPath is, which educates millennials and connects them to insurance organizations and internship opportunities. Learn more at The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 40 years, they have been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. The firm offers a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, emerging talent, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, promotes and protects the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. PCI is composed of more than 1,000 member companies, writing $182 billion in annual premium and 34 percent of the nation’s property casualty insurance. Learn more about PCI at and follow us on Twitter @PCIAA. Valen Analytics is an advanced data and analytics provider for property and casualty insurance companies. We work with insurers who are actively looking to improve underwriting profits by driving growth and/or lowering their loss ratio. Our customers are focused on increasing competitive pressures, fighting adverse selection with innovative solutions, and raising awareness for the impending “experience gap” in underwriting with initiatives such as Tomorrow’s Talent Challenge. Our customers span many lines of business including Homeowners, Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Auto and Telematics, Commercial Package, Commercial Property, and BOP. Learn more about Valen at Eileen Gilligan, PCI202-639-0497eileen.gilligan@pciaa.netMichelle Welk, MyPath215-564-3200

Why A Veto Of Keystone is a Veto Against Mother Nature

     When the President laid out his plan for energy independence in a State of the Union address a few years back he mentioned that "everything is on the table", but he should have qualified it by saying "everything that doesn't alienate my large green donors". After years of stalling on deciding whether to approve the measure and the miles of hoops that TransCanada has been forced to jump through, his threat to veto the Keystone pipeline if it is passed by Congress, is extremely short-sighted. It reminds me of the line in the song Everybody Wants to Rule the World, which goes "I can't stand this indecision, married with a lack of vision". Number one, approving the pipeline will bring us closer to energy independence.  The United States now produces 66% of its energy needs and while its true the Keystone pipeline will originate in Canada and primarily carry Canadian crude, the bottom line is this crude is coming out of the ground no matter what Obama does. The President has no influence over what the Canadians can do with their oil. And while it is a dirty business, there is a cleaner choice-- a lesser of evils if you will on how this crude can be transported. And its a better way for the planet. The pipeline will also spur production and jobs as it winds through the oil rich areas of the Dakotas and Oklahoma. This added production coupled with alternatives and renewable sources will get us to the 100% independance level.  We all want a cleaner environment and we are headed in that direction, but until we find another source to provide us with abundant, cheap energy. then we are stuck with fossil fuels to bridge the gap to a greener world. Since the year 2000 renewables or green sources of energy have gone from being 2% of total energy produced to 10% today, amazing progress in 15 years. But still woefully short to meet our energy needs.    Another reason approving the pipeline makes sense. Transporting crude by pipeline rather than rail, truck or barge is infinitely safer and cleaner environmentally than any other method of transport. Since 2008 rail shipments of crude have gone from 9500 carloads to an estimate 500,000 carloads, which equates to 320 million gallons. During the same time crude shipments from Canada have increased 20 fold according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. Along with this incredible expansion of crude shipments comes the danger of derailments or accidents. In July of 2013, a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec killing 47 and extensively damaging the town,  In November of 2013, a train with 90 carloads of crude derailed near Aliceville, Alabama causing more that a dozen cars to explode and burn.  In the town of Casselton, ND another derailment in December 2013, caused the entire town to be evacuated. In 2013, 1.5 million gallons of crude spilled due to rail accidents, and that doesn't take into account the 1.3 million gallons that were spilled in the Quebec incident. The amount spilled by pipeline accidents was 2.0 million gallons in 2013, but when you take into account that 70% of oil is transported by pipeline and less than 5% by rail--you see that the spill statistics for rail are very troubling indeed. In 2014 there were 6 more derailments each one causing crude to spill. There are virtually no carbon emissions when oil is transported by pipeline--the same cannot be said for truck, barge or rail. Modern pipelines are built in a way that if there is any breech or spill along the line, operators are able to detect it and have the ability to stop the flow immediately. And final economically, it is cheaper to transport by pipeline rather than rail, with some estimates putting it at $5 to $10 a barrel less. And job gains from contruction and operation of the pipeline could number in the ten of thousands. So you see, there are many valid reasons to approve this pipeline, from an environmental standpoint and from an economic one too . They only question to ask is, what is taking so long?Anthony Grisanti President- GRZ Energy


·The group’s net sales for the financial year 2014 was SEK 31.4 million (34.9), respectively SEK 9.9 million (2.9) for the fourth quarter. ·The group’s operating result for the year was SEK -44.5 million (-42.2), respectively SEK -9.7 million (-19.7) for the fourth quarter. Impairment losses of inventory and intangible assets have impacted the annual result with SEK -7.4 million and the fourth quarter with SEK -4.4 million. ·The group’s net result for the year was SEK -44.0 million (-43.3), respectively SEK -9.6 million (-19.0) for the fourth quarter. ·Earnings per share for the period were SEK -0.13 (-0.14), respectively -0.03 (-0.06) for the fourth quarter. ·Available cash at the end of the period amounted to SEK 59.7 million (101.2). MAIN EVENTS IN FOURTH QUARTER ·Precise BioMatch™ Mobile was integrated in yet another smartphone, Oppo N3. ·Precise Biometrics entered into an agreement with Synaptics for licensing of Precise BioMatch Mobile. The license agreement enables Synaptics to use Precise Biometrics fingerprint algorithm into their touch fingerprint sensors and solutions. ·Precise Biometrics delivered Tactivo™ readers to a value of SEK 1.0 million to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) within the US Department of Defense. DLA is implementing a mobility solution that enables secure e-mail and browsing capabilities from iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). ·Precise Biometrics delivered Tactivo readers to a value of SEK 1.1 million to a South American insurance company. The order consists of two delivery´s that will impact fourth quarter revenues 2014 with 0.7 million and first quarter revenues 2015 with 0.4 million. ·Precise Biometrics launched three new smart card readers, Tactivo for iPhone 6, iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2. MAIN EVENTS IN 2014 ·Precise BioMatch Mobile was integrated in the world´s first Android based smartphone with a touch fingerprint sensor. ·Precise Biometrics focused operations in order to reach profitability in 2015 through increased market presence in the business area fingerprint technology, efficient use of the company's partner network for sales of Tactivo and reduction of operating expenses.  

Alfa Laval wins SEK 80 million energy-efficiency order in the U.S.

The Alfa Laval compact heat exchangers will be used for heat recovery in the process where heavy crude oil is upgraded to ultra-low sulfur transportation fuels. Reusing heat in the oil refining process will maximize the energy efficiency. “Oil refining is a very energy-intensive process. By using our efficient compact heat exchangers the producer can save energy and thereby improve their bottom-line,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. Did you know that… according to EIA the U.S. production of crude oil is estimated to increase by 47 percent between 2012 and 2019 - or from 6.5 million barrels of oil per day to 9.6? About Alfa Laval                                                                                                          Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees. For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

Com Hem's new router delivers up to four times faster WiFi than the competition

According to an independent study conducted by Excentis, a leading provider of testing services for access network technology, the Compal CH7486E router is up to four times faster than the competition, with better performance at longer distances. “We already deliver fast broadband speeds due to our state of the art network. Broadband customers tell us that WiFi performance is critical to them – they want superfast WiFi. Our new router delivers,” said Asanga Gunatillaka, Chief Product Officer at Com Hem. The new Compal CH7486E is powered by the latest technology, including Beamforming and dual band delivering the best experience for faster downloads, clearer Voice over Internet (VoIP) calls and video streaming. It has for example three antennas, Beamforming that is a smart, signal-focusing technology that improves WiFi connections and Dual Band that enables concurrent access to both 2.4 and 5 Ghz wireless channels. Excentis benchmarking showed that the Compal modem was best in test when compared at various distances against the best routers currently offered by Telia and Bredbandsbolaget. Testing showed that the router delivered four faster WiFi throughput speeds and up to threee times better performance at longer distances than the competition. “We are really proud of our new Compal router. Independent testing has proved that it is up to four times faster than the best routers from our competitors thanks to its latest technology, as well as offering strong performance when devices are further away from the router”, Gunatillaka concludes. The router will be included for all new Com Hem customers who subscribe to the 250 or 500 Mbps tiers from 28 January, 2015. It will also be available for existing customers to purchase from SEK 0 to 799 plus VAT, depending on binding. Notes to Editors: In independent testing carried out by Excentis, Com Hem’s Compal router achieved the following results against the best routers from Telia and Bredbandsbolaget: · The Compal router was four times faster than the competition for WiFi throughput performance · The Compal router was three times faster at longer distances (measured at distances up to 16 meters) · The Compal router showed the best results on both the near, medium and long distances Benchmarking was conducted by Excentis at their test site, on behalf of Com Hem, over various distances up to 16m, using several different handheld and computer devices. For queries, please contact: Fredrik Hallstan, Head of PRTel: +46(0)761 15 38 About Com HemCom Hem is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of television, high-speed broadband and fixed-telephony. Approximately 39%, 1.85 million, of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers attractively priced, high-quality services for television, high-speed broadband, fixed-telephony and has a competitive B2B-offer of broadband and telephony services. Com Hem was established in 1983, has approximately 1,000 employees and its head office in Stockholm. Operations are run through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and ITUX Communication AB. Com Hem’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit: About ExcentisExcentis founded in May 2000, offers testing and consulting services, specialised training, and products for the telecom and ICT industry. The strongly held company values of integrity and vendor independence, combined with a well-equipped lab and proven expertise in IP, VoIP, SIP, Interactive Digital TV, network security, HFC networks, (Euro)DOCSIS™ and (Euro)PacketCable™ standards make Excentis the  competence center in Europe to which cable operators, telecom operators and service providers can turn for unbiased, technical support. For more information, visit:

JWC add a touch of luxury to their ever-growing client roster

JWC add a touch of luxury to their ever-growing client roster Manchester PR agency jwc is to undertake a comprehensive media campaign for luxury furniture retailer Touched Interiors. The award-winning agency, which is based in Old Trafford, will handle all press relations and Product-PR for the designer furniture retailer. Touched Interiors, who have a flagship store in Manchester city centre, offer handcrafted pieces from all around the world. jwc will work with the retailer and designer to increase their presence within the luxury interiors and lifestyle market, and to build coverage of their exclusive collections. The company, founded by Kunal Trehan and Thomas Hope in 2009, can tailor almost all of their collections to clients’ exact specification – resulting in one-off, bespoke products. They can also help clients design a piece from conception and commission it with one of their trusted, high-end manufacturers worldwide. Their personal shopping and a 360° Interior Design Services are also popular with their prestigious client list which includes VIPs and famous faces who are looking for something exclusive and personal. Nick Cotterill, Strategy Director of jwc, said: “We are ecstatic to have the  opportunity to work with another exciting interiors client. “Touched Interiors have an extensive and unique offering and we are looking forward to getting to work on increasing their presence within the luxury lifestyle sector.” Kunal Trehan, Director of Touched Interiors, said: “We bring to our clients the world’s most luxurious designs and we are very excited to be working with jwc so everyone can get a glimpse into the world of Touched.” jwc was established in 2012 by former journalist John Warburton and went on to win the ‘Inspiration’ award at the inaugural MPA Awards in 2013 beating industry giants Weber Shandwick, MC2 and Havas. 2014 proved to be the agency’s best year to date, with two new members joining the team, another award win and a host of new clients. To find out more visit Ends Sent by jwc 

New member of Sectra’s Tiger family creates an eco system of secure calls in various security classes

Sectra Tiger/R is a solution for secure voice and text communication on smartphones. It is primarily aimed at decision makers and officials in ministries, the defense, and civil authorities who manage classified information at the Restricted security level, which is currently the highest level for protecting smartphone solutions.  The new member of the Tiger ( family will facilitate a flexibility between users with varying requirements that could not have been fulfilled previously in a coherent infrastructure in which everyone is able to communicate with everyone else. The system will also support the SCIP standard, the dominating standard in crypto development, meaning that solutions can also be used to communicate with other security equipment. The Sectra Tiger/R is offered as a service to make it easier for organizations in the defense and authorities belonging to the primary user groups to rapidly and simply protect their information exchange. Sectra will then manage all installations and administration of the system and no initial investment is required. About the security levels An individual who needs to communicate classified information should use products that have been approved and inspected by an impartial security authority. Four levels of security – Top Secret, Secret, Confidential and Restricted – define the handling of sensitive information and the potential damage that its disclosure could cause. Sectra’s products are approved for handling information classified as Restricted and Secret. Sectra Tiger/R is currently under evaluation for Restricted in the Netherlands, NATO and the EU. About Sectra Tiger/R With Sectra Tiger/R, all information is encrypted all the way from one smartphone to another and is therefore secure. Users are able to securely exchange sensitive information by encrypted calls and text messages. Hardware-based protection for encrypting keys will guarantee the very high security level. The solution functions on a selection of modern smartphone models, and users will still be able to use the smartphone services to which they are accustomed, such as making calls to standard, unprotected telephones, e-mails, photos, surfing on the Internet and using social network services, provided they have been approved by the user organization. 

Conference call for investors, stock market analysts and media – release of AAK’s Interim report for the fourth quarter and Year-end report 2014

In connection with the release of AAK’s Interim report for the fourth quarter and Year-end report 2014, we invite you to a Press & Analyst telephone conference, to be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. CET. The conference will be chaired by Arne Frank, President and CEO, AAK Group. How to register in advance:If you wish to attend the conference, we kindly ask you to click on the link for registration under the Investor tab at our website, Please fill out your details, including from which country you will call. Each participant will then be allocated the conference call number, a participant user pin, the conference pin and instructions on how to join the conference call. For security reasons, please do not pass on your conference details for others to use. All participants must register individually to join the call. To participate in the conference call, you must dial the conference number provided in the confirmation no later than 12:55 p.m. CET on February 3, 2015. The presentation material will be available under the Investor tab at our website, The Interim report for the fourth quarter and Year-end report 2014 will be released on February 3, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. CET. For further information, please contact:Fredrik NilssonCFOPhone: +46 40 627 83 34Mobile: +46 708 95 22 21 The information is that which AAK AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on January 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. CET. AAK is one of the world’s leading producers of high value-added speciality vegetable oils and fats solutions. These oils and fats solutions are characterized by a high level of technological content and innovation. AAK`s solutions are used as substitute for butter-fat and cocoa butter, trans-free and low saturated solutions but also addressing other needs of our customers. AAK has production facilities in Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. Further AAK has also toll manufacturing operations in Russia and Malaysia. The company is organized in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate and Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. AAK’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, within the Large Cap segment. Further information on AAK can be found on the company’s website

Trend takes to the stage at Data Centre World 2015

Trend Control Systems, the leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), is getting set to take part in Data Centre World 2015, which takes place on 11th-12th March at ExCeL, London. As well as showcasing some of its latest innovations, Trend experts will also be on Stand D102 to talk about how it can make today’s data centres more resilient, compliant and sustainable. This will be the third successive year that Trend has exhibited at Data Centre World and the company is also a Gold Sponsor of this year’s event. Trend’s focus this time will be on highlighting how its innovative Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) based technology can help data centres operate more effectively and maintain the high levels of uptime and energy efficiency that owners, operators and their customers expect. Data centres can benefit significantly from building resilience into their BEMS and minimising any risks and significant costs associated with situations such as plant failure or an environmental conditions falling outside acceptable parameters. This leads to the development of a sustainable, long lifecycle solution that also ensures compliance with key performance indicators (KPIs) and helps co-location facilities remain competitive. At Data Centre World 2015, Trend will demonstrate why a well-designed BEMS is crucial for any organisation that has business critical systems to protect and how its systems can monitor and manage data centres intelligently in order to deliver the lowest power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratings. Trend enjoys a larger installed system base than any other brand, with the vast majority of its highly reliable systems being supplied, engineered and commissioned by 150+ approved systems integrators, a number of which specialise in resilient environments such as data centres, healthcare facilities and telecommunications. Trend’s team of BEMS experts will be available throughout the event to answer questions and the company’s Key Account Manager and data centre specialist, Sam Fitzgerald, will also present a conference session entitled ‘Sustainable, High Quality Working Environments’ which will take place in the Critical Equipment and Facilities Management Theatre on 11thMarch at 12.15pm. ‘The serious consequences of downtime mean that data centres must be as resilient as possible and compliant with all relevant standards and operating procedures, while at the same time minimising overall energy consumption,’ commented Casey Wells, Marketing Manager at Trend. ‘Data Centre World 2015 is one of the highlights of the year and we are looking forward to giving visitors to Stand D102 the opportunity to find out more about our industry leading technology and the many advantages of working with Trend and our many system integrator Partners.’ For further information please call Trend Marketing on 01403 211888 or email

Loomis AB to publish Year-End Report on Wednesday February 4, 2015

8.00 a.m. (CET) - Report release The report will be sent as a press release from Cision ( and will automatically be published on when released. 8:30 a.m. (CET) - Presentation slides available For presentation slides, follow the link ( 9.30 a.m. (CET) - The information meeting starts Loomis President & CEO Jarl Dahlfors to present the report and answer questions. Venue: Sveavägen 20, 2nd floor, Stockholm, Sweden. No pre-registration. To follow the information meeting via telephone (and participate in Q&A session) please register via the link: and follow instructions, or call +44 (0)207 1620 077, +1 334 323 62 01 or +46 8 505 201 10. To follow the web cast of the information meeting, please follow this link ( The link is also available at our website, ( Recorded versions A recorded version of the web cast will be available at ( after the information meeting and a telephone-recorded version of the information meeting will be available until midnight on February 18th 2015 on: +44 (0) 20 7031 4064, +1 954 334 0342 and +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 950850. Subscribe to press releases and financial information To receive press releases and financial reports from Loomis, please follow the link ( and follow the instructions. 27.1.2015

Cannes Fashion Festival Teams Up With Fashion Label Custo® For New Ebola Campaign

Cannes Fashion Festival has teamed up with fashion brand CUSTO Barcelona to create a series of limited edition t-shirts for a new campaign supporting the fight against Ebola. Designed by CUSTO, who is known for his love of colour, graphics and textiles, the Cannes Fashion Festival t-shirts will be sold exclusively online ( All profits from the sale of the shirts will be used to help stop the spread of the deadly disease and support volunteers working in Ebola-affected areas. A regular at New York Fashion Week and slated to appear at the Cannes Fashion Festival ( later this year, CUSTO Barcelona ( has more than 350 stores in 15 countries. CUSTO’s iconic t-shirts and colourful garments are loved by street style stars and celebrities in equal measure; the label has been seen in TV series such as Friends and Sex and the City and worn by celebrities like Claudia Schiffer, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Penélope Cruz and Brad Pitt. The first Cannes Fashion Festival will coincide with the highly acclaimed Cannes Film Festival and will be held at the prestigious Salon Croisette at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 20-22 May 2015. The stylish festival will feature an array of glittering runway shows and glamorous events to be attended by international designers, journalists, industry insiders and fashion forward consumers. Available for both men and women, all profits from the sales of the t-shirts will be donated to select organizations operating Ebola research projects.  Those purchasing the shirts will be able to determine where their funds go by selecting their preferred charity at the checkout. To guarantee transparency, Cannes Fashion Festival will commission accounts auditing. A number of the limited edition t-shirts have been sent to key personalities from sport, music and film to be autographed. These unique pieces will be framed and auctioned live during the Cannes Fashion Festival World Fashion Awards Gala on the evening of Friday 22 May 2015. The amount collected through the global sale of the shirts will also be announced during the presentation. Laura Millet, Fashion Director, said, “The support we have received so far, from CUSTO Barcelona and celebrities eager to be involved in the campaign has been overwhelming. This is a tremendously important issue and we firmly believe that together, we can help make a difference. Just one t-shirt or one autograph will help the charities and volunteers working tirelessly to support those affected by Ebola. Any celebrities wishing to participate in our campaign against Ebola can contact us on our social media pages from their own official social media account. We will then send a t-shirt to be autographed.” To find out more about the campaign and for the latest news from the Cannes Fashion Festival visit To purchase the T-shirts visit Twitter: Facebook:

Richard Childress Racing Renews Partnership with Roland DGA

Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR’s premier race teams, has renewed its partnership with digital printing leader Roland DGA for another five years. RCR and Roland DGA have enjoyed a mutually beneficial business relationship since 2010, and with this contract renewal, the successful collaboration will continue through 2019. RCR relies exclusively on technologically advanced Roland wide-format printers and printer/cutters to produce wraps and graphics for the organization’s race cars, which are sponsored by major companies such as Caterpillar, Dow, Cheerios (General Mills), Menards, Bass Pro Shops and Quicken Loans. For the 75 NASCAR races in which RCR will compete during 2015, the team expects to produce and install approximately 325 full vehicle wraps, using more than 99,000 square feet of media in the process. In addition to wrapping the team’s race cars, RCR creates wraps and graphics for transport vehicles, trailers and pit support equipment. In addition to the racing organization, Richard Childress owns and operates a commercial winery, Childress Vineyards, and Roland printers are also used to print custom labels for that operation. The design and printing for the vehicle wraps and winery labels all takes place at a dedicated graphics facility on RCR’s expansive campus in Welcome, North Carolina. RCR and Roland DGA also partner on a variety of co-promotional projects, contests and events to maximize awareness and interest in their respective offerings. Childress, one of the legendary owners in NASCAR, delivered the keynote speech at Roland DGA’s recent inkjet user conference, imagiNATION™ 2014, in Las Vegas. “We greatly value the strong marketing partnership we’ve developed with Roland DGA, and we look forward to building upon that relationship through the coming years,” Childress said. “With our partners investing significant amounts to generate exposure for their brands through the graphics on our high-profile race cars, it’s imperative that our prints come out just right. We can count on our Roland inkjets to reliably produce vibrant, eye-catching wraps that promote our partners’ brands and attract the attention of NASCAR’s massive audience.” Roland DGA’s president, Rick Scrimger, is also excited about the partnership renewal. “With more than 200 wins and 15 championships under its belt, RCR is synonymous with the history and success of NASCAR,” Scrimger noted. “An important part of that overall success depends upon keeping their partners happy, and we’re honored to supply the equipment that plays such a crucial role in helping RCR maintain those important relationships.” For more information on Roland DGA and its products, call (800) 542-2307 or visit the Roland website at To learn more about Richard Childress Racing, visit About Roland DGA Corp. Roland DGA Corporation ( serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm for Roland DG Corporation ( Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, packaging and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, personalization and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and the medical and dental CAD/CAM industries. Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified. About Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress Racing ( ( has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2015 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/Cheerios Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/Quicken Loans/Wix Filters Chevrolet). Its XFINITY Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Yuengling Light Lager/Red Kap Chevrolet), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet) and a multi-driver lineup with the No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet team. ###

HappySacs - The KickStarter for your Balls

  The HappySac was developed by a young engineer who was tired of dealing with a sticky, sweaty, and occasionally chafing scrotum. Christian Smith created HappySacs to prevent discomfort. Underwear and baby powder certainly weren’t doing the job. While discussing the problem and solution with his wife they realized that HappySacs is a win-win for men and women, men can be more comfortable and women don’t have to witness PDA (Public Displays of Adjustment).  “No one wants to see you coax your “scrote” in public,” says Smith in his hilarious Kickstarter video seen here: While living in Houston, Texas, Christian called his wife on his way home from work. “You’re going to laugh”, he said “but I’m serious. I need you to sew me a bag when I get home, it’s for my scrotum.” Christian was right, she did laugh, hard. When he got home a bag was sewn and the first HappySac was born.  Initially HappySacs were created for his own personal use, but once he saw how well they worked he decided to make them available to the masses.  “The product is inherently quirky, but it solves a problem all men can relate to,” says Smith. Fabrics have been tested, surveys have been taken and a trial was done in September 2014. Since then they have launched a Kickstarter campaign on January 6th, 2015. HappySacs raised over 50% of their goal in their first week of launching and they reached their initial goal of $7,500 on Sunday, January 25th.  Their campaign ends on February 10th. Christian currently has three different kinds of HappySacs available: · The Original HappySac - Made from a soft, sweat-wicking, odor-reducing, anti-microbial jersey knit material. · The ColdSac - All the properties of the original sac but it is also made with Jade nylon fabric that cools the skin up to six degrees Fahrenheit - possibly best used in heat or while working out. · The WarmSac - All the same properties as The Original HappySac but can help keep your goodies warm in cold weather. The next step for the HappySacs Kickstarter campaign is to raise $10,000.  For all you stealth streakers, a special CamoSac pattern will be made available once this stretch goal is reached.  More exciting stretch goals will be made available depending on the success of the campaign.  HappySacs strives to provide ultimate comfort by using premium fabric and simple design.  The HappySac appeals to everyone, whether it is purchased as a solution to a problem or as a gag gift for your father-in-law.  As HappySacs continues to raise money on Kickstarter, they will also continue to release fun and clever stretch goal rewards! There’s been talk about a Kevlar sac and you have to admit, that would just be downright awesome.  So spread the word! Go to and search “HappySacs”. Don’t just read through the project, first watch the video as it is not to be missed. Let’s see what other creative sacs he has by helping HappySacs reach their first stretch goal. Here’s to hoping there are many more to come!   ###

£230 for Multi-Award Winning Business

Just five years ago, Anna-Lee Kewley was an expectant mother who faced the same worries and fears of young mums in Britain today. Having had to terminate her job at Nationwide Building Society, due to the ever-increasing cost of childcare, Anna was driven to selling some of her possessions on eBay to try and make up her income. She scraped together £230 after her son was born, and yet an idea had ignited for the new mum: why not start an online business? So BabyMoo’s was born. Initially a stockist of imported baby wear from overseas, Anna built up to be the non-stop mumpreneur she is today, with her own unit, from which she runs the business. In 2012, Anna started adding her own designs, since she hadn’t been able to find the exact things to match her son’s character. From there, the business has grown to include toddler’s clothes, and toys. Everything is sold through her self-built website, which contributes to her award winning status. Demonstrating her tremendous success, last year Anna scooped the New Media Venus Award for Dorset; an accolade of which she is incredibly proud. This year, her award has been upgraded to the national winner of the New Media Venus Award. National winners were chosen from a massive 13,225 nominations and applications as well as 34,066 votes. Anna said, “For once, I am almost speechless”, said Anna, who then confirmed, “I’ve seen sales grow so massively that I am proud beyond words to be doing my bit to clothe the nation’s children. But to know that I am also an inspiration to their parents and entrepreneurial women all over the UK is actually quite surreal!” With e-commerce being a much-coveted, tough nut to crack for some, Anna-lee has taught herself all of the necessary skills to enjoy a roaring trade. Demonstrating leading skills in website building, e-marketing, social media, analytics and accounting, Anna has now expanded her business to employ Tasha too, who screen prints; and is acquiring the skills of becoming a contemporary manager. Her thirst for innovation means it’s likely she won’t stop there. Offering advice to other business wannabes, Anna said, “First you need to find something you’re really passionate about in order to weather the storm. And then you need to be 100% open to the key role technology plays in developing a modern business”. She added that a good sense of humour and a dash of audacity helps with twitter: how else do you get mentions from celebrities?

A simple and fun way to learn eye tracking and prepare for AAC

Stockholm, January 27, 2015 — Today, Tobii Dynavox (, part of the Tobii group, the global market leader in eye tracking, announced the launch of Tobii Dynavox PCEye Explore. Priced at 749 EUR, the PCEye Explore is an entry level, peripheral eye tracker that opens up the wonderful world of gaze interaction to everyone. With the PCEye Explore connected to a laptop or desktop PC, young or inexperienced users get a simple, fun and no-fail way to learn how to use eye tracking and gaze interaction. At the same time, they also become prepared for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The PCEye Explore lets users move the mouse pointer and perform left clicks, using only their eyes. This basic functionality, in combination with the vast number of compatible third party software titles and webpages, brings more excitement, fun, escape and “no-fail” activities to end users, instead of work, repetition, and effort.  · Start engaging with simple cause and effect – look at the screen and something happens. · See if a user is responding and reacting appropriately – a visible mouse cursor tracks where the user is looking. Use the optional Tobii Dynavox Gaze Viewer for more detailed analytics and for making and saving reports as still images or video sequences. · Introduce active targeting – the next step as the user becomes familiar with the interaction process between his or her eyes and the screen. Just like doodling, but with your eyes“Those who learn to draw with a pen and paper start by doodling. They might not hold the pen correctly, stay within the lines, or even on the paper – and they don’t draw specific things. It is all a part of the learning process, and with time, they improve. The same can also be applied to eye tracking,” said Fredrik Ruben, president of Tobii Dynavox. “With PCEye Explore, aspiring users can play and have fun while getting used to gaze interaction and, at the same time, prepare for augmentative and alternative communication.” Availability Tobii Dynavox PCEye Explore is currently available for a price of 749 EUR excluding shipping, handling and applicable taxes (and the equivalent in other regional currencies). This price includes the eye tracker and the software that controls it. Third party software is sold separately. Not currently available in North America. More informationFor more information about Tobii Dynavox Explore, please visit /explore.

Sivers IMA launches 77 GHz radar sensor for surveillance and increased safety in harsh environments

“The need for measuring distance, depth, speed or position in different products operating in harsh environments is growing and our radar sensors provide an excellent and cost effective way of doing that. ”, says Robert Ekström, CEO of Sivers IMA. With its radar sensors, based on FMWC technology, Sivers IMA has helped hundreds of customers fulfil their high standards in measuring distances and positions in tough environments. These include conditions such as fog, smoke or gas where mechanical alternatives, lasers, ultra sound or video-based solutions don’t fulfil requirements. Infrastructure security and industry automation as well as level measurements in silos and tanks are examples where customers have successfully used Sivers IMA’s technology. The new 77GHz sensor complements the existing sensors in the 10 and 24 GHz frequency bands. With its higher frequency, it delivers a signal with an even higher accuracy. Furthermore the small antennas at 77 GHz make the sensor especially suitable for applications where larger products don’t fit. This launch is part of an initiative that Sivers IMA is undertaking to enable application developers to cost efficiently implement the features of radar sensors in their products. On February 3 at 10 am and 6 pm CET, Sivers IMA will hold a free webinar on radar technology and its advantages compared to other available technologies. Register for the webinar at For further information please contact: Robert Ekström, CEO +46 (0)733-552 602 This is SIVERS IMA Sivers IMA is a leading manufacturer of micro- and millimeter wave products for connecting and quantifying a networked world. Internationally known as a reliable supplier of high quality technology for use in telecommunications links, RADAR sensors and test & measurement equipment, their headquarters and production are located north of Stockholm in Kista, Sweden. Learn more at

Securitas AB to publish Full Year Report on Thursday, February 5, 2015

08.00 Report release The report will be sent as a press release from Cision ( and will automatically be published on when released. 09.00 Presentation slides available For presentation slides, follow the link 09.30 Telephone conference and audio cast Analysts and media are invited to participate in a telephone conference at 09.30 a.m. (CET) where Securitas CEO Alf Göransson will present the report and answer questions. The telephone conference will also be audio casted live via Securitas’ website. Please note! No information meeting will take place at Securitas headquarters at Lindhagensplan in Stockholm. To participate in the telephone conference, please dial in five minutes prior to the start of the conference call: The United States: + 1 855 269 2605 Sweden:   + 46 (0) 8 519 993 55 United Kingdom:  + 44 (0) 203 194 0550 To follow the audio cast of the telephone conference via the web, please follow the link A recorded version of the webcast will be available on the same web page after the telephone conference. Subscribe to press releases and financial information To receive press releases and financial reports from Securitas, please follow the link and follow the instructions. Information: Micaela Sjökvist, Head of Investor Relations    Phone: +46 10 470 30 13. Mobile: +46 (0) 76 116 7443 Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Phone: +46 10 470 30 11. Mobile: +46 (0)70 287 86 62

Leading IT Guru and Start-Up Mentor David Murray-Hundley Takes Up Board Advisor Position at National Taxi-Booking Business Taxicode

As one of the first IT Gurus to be part of the DotCom boom with CommerceOne and LinkedIn’s Business Leader of the Year 2010, David is bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to Taxicode, the UK’s number one nationwide taxi-booking service. Taxicode operates in over 400 towns covering approximately 95% of the UK with over 400 taxi and private hire companies, and is in a crucial position in the market, showing impressive growth as a small start-up competing successfully with larger international businesses on a UK-wide basis. The company is predicting David will help open new doors and push progress even further in 2015. Taxicode Co-founder and Director Jonathan Kettle said, “When I first met David I knew instantly that I wanted him to be part of the business going forward. He's very straight talking and down to earth, he understands business better than anybody else I've met and we're thrilled to have him as part of our team going forward." David said of his appointment as Board Advisor at Taxicode,“Who would have thought that getting a taxi could be one of the hot topics right now? I have particularly taken an interest Taxicode because of not only how the business has grown to a good size with over £10m bookings, it how it has done this organically, which is a rare thing these days. Now is the right time to scale the business while now also seeking outside investment and support to help accelerate that scale and window of opportunity." David joins Taxicode at the end of a very exciting year; 2014 saw phenomenal growth for the company, including surpassing competitors by generating £10m worth of bookings, and the business has high aspirations for 2015, with several new products in the pipeline. Jonathan Kettle said, "The taxi tech sector is really hotting, up with companies like Uber and Lyft dominating the headlines, but you’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of Taxicode this year. It's an exciting time for the industry and you can be sure we will be playing a big part in its evolution." To find out more about Taxicode visit:

Shared ownership properties to be released by York Housing Association in Norton

Taking the first step onto the property ownership ladder just became a little easier for residents of Norton, Malton, where York Housing Association is releasing several brand new homes for purchase on its shared ownership scheme. Shared ownership gives purchasers the chance to buy a proportion of a property, whilst the remainder of the home is owned by the vendor – in this case, York Housing Association. The scheme enables people who are unable to purchase a property on the open market – for example, those who struggle to raise a deposit or individuals who have an income lower than is usually necessary to afford to buy a home. “Many people assume that you either have to rent a house or buy it, but shared ownership combines both, giving the purchaser flexibility to start with a 50% share and increase their percentage of ownership as their circumstances change – even to the point of owning the property outright,” comments Julia Histon, chief executive of York Housing Association. “These homes would be perfect for someone who wants to make their home in Norton, ideal for young families, working couples and those moving on after a relationship breakdown, as well as older people with funds available to purchase a share outright.” The homes are part of the Honeysuckle Court development in Norton’s Westfield. Built by Persimmon to a high specification, they feature dining kitchen with patio doors onto the rear garden, a spacious living room with under stairs storage, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Each home has a front and rear garden with a garden shed. Purchasers can pay £67,500 for a 50% share in their property. With shared ownership properties, the purchaser can buy their share with a conventional mortgage or can buy a share outright, for example by using proceeds from the sale of an existing property. A rent on the remaining share of the property is payable to York Housing Association. The scheme is open to households with an annual income of below £60,000. Anyone interested in the homes can register their interest by calling 01904 636061. The sales team can assist potential purchasers to access appropriate financial advice and will guide them through the whole sales process. For more details of these properties, and other shared ownership properties available throughout the region from York Housing Association, visit Alongside the shared ownership properties, York Housing Association will be managing six further homes around the Norton development which are available for affordable rent. ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Nomination Committee’s proposals to Nordea’s Annual General Meeting 2015

The Nomination Committee of Nordea Bank AB (publ) was established by decision of the annual general meeting 2014 and comprises Torbjörn Magnusson, chairman of the Nomination Committee, appointed by Sampo plc, Mogens Hugo, appointed by Nordea-fonden, Per Frennberg, appointed by Alecta, Monica Caneman, appointed by the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, and Björn Wahlroos, chairman of the board of directors. Today the Nomination Committee announces its proposals to Nordea’s annual general meeting on 19 March 2015. The proposals will also be presented in the notice to attend the meeting. Election of board members and chairman of the boardThe Nomination Committee proposes re-election of all board members, except for Elisabeth Grieg who has declined re-election, and election of Silvija Seres and Birger Steen as new members. The Nomination Committee proposes re-election of Björn Wahlroos as chairman of the board. Thus, the proposal is for Björn Wahlroos, Marie Ehrling, Tom Knutzen, Robin Lawther, Lars G Nordström, Sarah Russell and Kari Stadigh to be re-elected as board members until the end of the next annual general meeting and for Silvija Seres and Birger Steen to be elected as new members of the board for the same period. Further, the proposal is for Björn Wahlroos to be re-elected as chairman of the board until the end of the next annual general meeting. Silvija Seres and Birger Steen proposed as new members of the boardSilvija Seres was born in 1970. She has an MBA from INSEAD, a PhD in Mathematical Science from Oxford University and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Oslo. Silvija Seres is an associate partner with TechnoRocks AS and works as an investor, adviser and board member in companies within the IT, telecoms, media and energy sectors. She was the managing director of TechnoRocks AS from 2011 to 2015. During the period 2008-2011 she worked as Director of Business Management at Microsoft Norge and during the period 2004-2008 as Vice President for Services Strategic Development, Product Marketing and Strategic Development at Fast Search & Transfer ASA in Boston, USA and Oslo. Prior to that, she worked at various universities and research institutes. She was a Prize Fellow, Tutor and Lecturer at Oxford University during the period 1997-2003, Visiting Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China in 2003, Assistant Professor and Programme Manager at Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2002, Visiting Researcher at DEC/Compaq Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, USA in 1999 and Scientific Researcher at Norwegian Computing Centre, Oslo during 1996-1997. During the period 1994-1996 she worked as an IT Consultant at Skrivervik Data in Oslo. Silvija Seres is vice chairman of Norsk Tipping AS and a board member of Enoro AS, The North Alliance AS, Academedia AB, Syncron AB, Kezzler AS, Camo AS, Buypass AS, Electronic Chart Centre AS, Eidsiva Vekst AS, Simula Research Laboratory AS and Transparency International Norge. She is also a council member of the Norwegian Board of Technology, an expert evaluator at The Research Council of Norway, a member of the Advisory Council of Sintef ICT and a member of the Corporate Assembly and Nomination Committee of Telenor ASA. Silvija Seres is currently reviewing her assignments in order to comply with the regulation on the maximum number of board assignments at the annual general meeting and will take the necessary measures. Silvija Seres holds no shares in Nordea. Birger Steen was born in 1966. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA from INSEAD. Birger Steen is the CEO of Parallels Holdings Ltd., a global software company based in Seattle, USA. During the period 2002-2010 he worked at Microsoft: in 2009-2010 as Vice President of Worldwide SMB & Distribution at Microsoft Corporation, in 2004-2009 as General Manager at Microsoft Russia and in 2002-2004 as General Manager at Microsoft Norge. During the period 2000-2002 he was the CEO of Scandinavia Online AS, in 1996-1999 he was Vice President of Business Development at Schibsted ASA, in 1993-1996 he worked as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company and in 1992-1993 he was an Oil Trader and Managing Director of Norwegian Oil Trading AS. Birger Steen is a board member of Schibsted ASA and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. Birger Steen holds no shares in Nordea. Independence pursuant to the Swedish code for corporate governanceOf the proposed board members, all members are considered independent in relation to the company and its management. Of the proposed board members, all members, except for Björn Wahlroos and Kari Stadigh, are considered independent in relation to the company’s major shareholders. At least two of the proposed board members who are independent in relation to the company and its management are thus also independent in relation to the company’s major shareholders. The Nomination Committee’s judgment of independence is based on the following facts: Björn Wahlroos is chairman and Kari Stadigh is Group CEO and President of Sampo plc, which owns more than 10 per cent of all shares and votes in Nordea Bank AB (publ). Election of auditorThe Nomination Committee proposes election of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB as new auditors until the end of the next annual general meeting. Fees to board members and auditorThe Nomination Committee proposes that the annual general meeting sets the fees to the board members in the amount of EUR 279,000 to the chairman, EUR 132,500 to the deputy chairman and EUR 86,250 per member to the other members. In addition, fees shall be payable for committee work on the remuneration committee, the audit committee and the risk committee amounting to EUR 35,000 for the committee chairman and EUR 25,000 for the other members. Remuneration is not paid to members who are employees of the Nordea Group. The proposed increase in fees is 7.5 per cent for all board members and the fees payable for committee work are increased by 64 per cent for the committee chairmen and 65 per cent for the other members. The total proposed increase in fees is 15.5 per cent. The Nomination Committee notes that the board work in Nordea has become more complex, takes more time and requires more comprehensive preparatory work by the committees. Furthermore, the Nomination Committee has made a comparison with other Nordic banks. The new regulation on the maximum number of board assignments has led to several of the board members resigning from other board assignments. Taken together, this justifies the increase of 15.5 per cent. Fees to the auditor are proposed to be paid as per approved invoice. Establishment of nomination committeeIt is proposed that a new nomination committee be established with the task of presenting to the annual general meeting 2016 proposals concerning election of the board of directors, chairman of the board and auditors and also fees to the board members and auditors. For further information:Torbjörn Magnusson, chairman of the Nomination Committee, +46 8 792 81 12

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results 2014

CEO Christian Clausen’s comments on the results:“We are in 2014 delivering a robust result with stable revenues, decreased costs and improved credit quality leading to a 9%[1] increase in operating profit. This is despite a challenging environment with low growth, low rates and increased geopolitical tensions. We have seen a record high flow of assets of EUR 18.6bn and improving market shares in the savings area. In the corporate area we have further consolidated our position being ranked as the leading bank for large corporates in the Nordics by Greenwich as well as number one in Nordic Equities by Prospera. Our capital position has continued to improve during 2014 mainly due to a strong capital generation corresponding to 2.1% of REA pre dividend. The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of EUR 0.62 per share (EUR 0.43). Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio improved by 1.8 %-points to 15.7%. For 2015 we are prepared for another year with low growth and low interest rates, and continued changed customer behaviour. Thus, we will deliver on our cost and capital efficiency plans to secure our strong financial foundation. We will continue to develop our services to meet the changing needs from our customers and invest in our IT platform to secure that we also long term provide even more personalised and convenient solutions for our customers.”     (For further viewpoints, see CEO comments, page 2) Full year 2014 vs. Full year 2013 (Fourth quarter vs. Third quarter 2014)[2]: · Total operating income unchanged excl. non-recurring items[2], in local currencies +2%[2] (+6%[2], in local currencies +7%[2]) · Total expenses -4%[2], in local currencies -1%[2] (+5%[2], in local currencies +6%[2]) · Operating profit +9%[2], in local currencies +12%[2] (+6%[2], in local currencies +7%[2]) · Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 15.7%, up from 13.9%[3] (up to 15.7% from 15.6%) · Cost/income ratio down to 49.1%[2] from 51% (down 0.5% to 48.8%[2]) · Loan loss ratio of 15 basis points, down from 21 basis points (up 3 bps to 15 bps) · Return on equity 11.6%[2], up from 11.0% (up to 11.8%[2] from 11.2%[2]) · Proposed dividend EUR 0.62 per share, up from EUR 0.43 per share +----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Summary key | Q4| Q3|ch|loc.| Q4| ch|loc.| 2014| 2013| ch|loc.||figures, | 2014| 2014| %|curr| 2013| %|curr| | | %|curr||continuing | | | | | | | | | | | ||operations[4], | | | | | | | | | | | ||EURm | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Net interest  |1,356|1,396|-3| -1|1,390| -2| 1| 5,482|5,525| -1| 2||income | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Total operating |2,513|2,377| 6| 7|2,469| 2| 4| 9,847|9,891| 0| 2||income[2] | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Total operating |2,513|2,754|-9| -8|2,469| 2| 4|10,224|9,891| 3| 6||income | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Profit before |1,286|1,205| 7| 8|1,186| 8| 11| 5,015|4,851| 3| 6||loan losses[2] | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Net loan losses | -129| -112|15| | -180|-28| -27| -534| -735|-27| -26|| | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Operating |1,157|1,093| 6| 7|1,006| 15| 18| 4,481|4,116| 9| 12||profit[2] | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Operating profit|1,157|1,126| 3| 4|1,006| 15| 18| 4,324|4,116| 5| 8|+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Diluted EPS | 0.22| 0.23|  |  | 0.19|  |  | 0.83| 0.77|  |  ||(total oper.), | | | | | | | | | | | ||EUR | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Diluted EPS | 0.22| 0.30|  |  | 0.19|  |  | 0.89| 0.77|  |  ||(basis for | | | | | | | | | | | ||dividend | | | | | | | | | | | ||distribution[5],| | | | | | | | | | | ||total oper.), | | | | | | | | | | | ||EUR | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Return on | 11.8| 11.2|  |  | 10.5|  |  | 11.6| 11.0|  |  ||equity[2], % | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+|Return on | 11.8| 12.8|  |  | 10.5|  |  | 11.5| 11.0|  |  ||equity, % | | | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+-----+--+----+-----+---+----+------+-----+---+----+ Exchange rates used for Q4 2014 for income statement items are for DKK 7.45, NOK 8.36 and SEK 9.10, see also Note 1.[1] In reported currency and excluding non-recurring items – capital gain of EUR 378m and charge for impairment of intangible assets of EUR 344m in Q3 2014 and restructuring costs of EUR 190m in Q2 2014.[2] Excluding non-recurring income and cost items in Q2 and Q3 2014, see footnote [1]).[3] Previously estimated Basel III CET1 ratio.[4] Key figures for continuing operations, following the divestment of the Polish banking, financing and life insurance operations.[5] Diluted EPS, basis for dividend distribution, is excluding impairment of intangible assets in Q3 2014. For further information:Christian Clausen, President and Group CEO, +46 8 614 7804Rodney Alfvén, Head of Investor Relations, +46 72 235 05 15Torsten Hagen Jørgensen, Group CFO, +45 5547 2200Claus Christensen, Head of Group Communications, +45 25248993 The information provided in this press release is such that Nordea is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980) and/or the Swedish Securities Markets Act (2007:528).Go to IR Report pages (


“When summarising 2014, we see that we continue to grow. We increase net sales and profits and have a strong cash flow. We are more employees than ever and we win several assignments for global companies during the year. Companies who, just like us, are passionate about simplifying,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. Our lives are increasingly affected by our society becoming digital. This is constantly notable in our everyday lives, for example in our relations with others, in our work, when we drive cars or consume media. The hub of our changed lifestyle is smartphones and the fact that we are constantly connected. ”Together with our clients we create value for people. For example in the automotive industry with the acknowledged projects ”Roam Delivery” and ”Non-Hit Car & Truck”, or when we develop the mobile payment service Swish or help the Swedish Post & Telecom Authority to create a Facebook solution for people suffering from deafblindness,” Stugemo continues. ”We are a hungry and result-oriented company, constantly striving to make a difference in people’s lives. With strong finances and 1,400 skilled and ambitious employees, HiQ has a very strong position going forward,” Lars Stugemo concludes. HiQ’s President and CEO, Lars Stugemo, presents the report today, Wednesday 28 January at 09:00 CET, at HiQ’s head office (Regeringsgatan 20) in Stockholm. The report can be ordered by phone (+46 8 588 90 000) or downloaded from HiQ is required by Swedish law (the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act) to publish this information. This information was released for publication at 07:30 CET on 28 January 2015. For more information, please contact:Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ, tel. +46 8 588 90 000Peter H. Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ, tel. +46 704 200 103 HiQ helps to create a better world by making people’s lives simpler and better. We are the perfect partner for everyone eager to achieve results that make a difference in a digital world. Founded in 1995, HiQ currently has 1,400 specialists in four countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm MidCap List. For more information and inspiration, please visit


JANUARY – DECEMBER 2014 · Net sales total SEK 1,378.8 (1,305.1) million · Operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 147.4 (138.9) million; operating margin of 10.7 per cent · Pre-tax profit of SEK 147.9 (139.3) million · Profit after tax of SEK 115.0 (107.1) million · Earnings per share of SEK 2.18 (2.03) · Cash flow from operations of SEK 104.0 (130.8) million · Liquid assets of SEK 180.1 (207.3) million · The Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 2.60 per share is distributed to the shareholders, totalling SEK 138.2 million OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2014 · Net sales total SEK 389.2 (348.3) million · Operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 48.4 (40.5) million; operating margin of 12.4 per cent · Pre-tax profit of SEK 48.6 (40.8) million · Profit after tax of SEK 38.2 (32.0) million · Earnings per share of SEK 0.72 (0.61) SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING 2014 · HiQ wins many new framework agreements in the public sector with, for example, the city of Gothenburg, Kammarkollegiet in western Sweden, the Swedish Tax Agency, the Stockholm County Council and Systembolaget · HiQ helps the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra to develop a solution that makes it possible to stream concerts in one’s smartphone · HiQ creates an Internet of Things solution for the Microsoft Devices mobile phone division   · HiQ helps The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority to create a Facebook solution for deafblind people   · HiQ develops the next generation of mobile banking services for the Finnish S Group · HiQ wins significant assignments for the airline companies SAS and Finnair · HiQ simplifies delivery of goods to Volvo vehicles in the “Roam Delivery” project · HiQ helps Volvo Cars to develop a 360-field of vision around the vehicle, in order to prevent accidents · HiQ becomes responsible for the maintenance and development of critical systems for the Finnish customs authority · HiQs Knowledge Bar goes on tour and is visited by over 4,000 guests in seven cities · Rock band Backyard Babies chooses HiQ as digital partner for their comeback · HiQ wins two nominations in the Swedish Design Awards and is also nominated for the mobility award Guldmobilen and the Swedish Publishing Award FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Lars Stugemo,CEO and President of HiQ,tel. +46 (0)8-588 90 000 Peter H. Lindecrantz,Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ,tel. +46 (0)704-200 103 This information is such as HiQ is required to make public according to the Swedish Securities Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This report was released for publication at 07:30 CET on 28 January 2015. HiQ helps to make the world a better place by making people’s lives simpler and better. We are the perfect partner for everyone eager to achieve results that make a difference in a digital world. Founded in 1995, HiQ currently has 1,400 specialists in four countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm MidCap List. For more information and inspiration, please visit

Year-End Report 2014

Fourth Quarter · Net sales, excluding divested operations, increased by 15%, amounting to SEK 1,649.6 (1,438.7) million. Including divested operations, net sales increased by 12%, amounting to SEK 1,649.6 (1,470.6) million. · Operating profit, excluding divested operations, non-recurring items and Qliro Financial Services amounted to SEK 21.9 million (25.0). Including divested operations, non-recurring items and Qliro Financial Services, the operating profit amounted to SEK -3.6 million (profit 26.6). · Net income totalled SEK -7.0 (15.8) million. · Earnings per share amounted to SEK -0.06 (0.13). · Cash flow from operations, excluding Qliro Financial Services, amounted to SEK 256.4 (138.0) million. Including Qliro Financial Services, cash flow from operations amounted to SEK 86.6 million. · During the quarter, the rights issue of approximately SEK 647 million and the early redemption of the convertible bond of SEK 250 million was carried out. Full year 2014 · Net sales, excluding divested operations, increased by 15%, amounting to SEK 4,966.8 (4,326.8) million. Including divested operations, net sales increased by 13%, amounting to SEK 5,014.9 (4,440.5) million. · Operating profit, excluding divested operations, non-recurring items and Qliro Financial Services, amounted to SEK 22.8 (-0.3) million. Including divested operations, non-recurring items and Qliro Financial Services, operating profit totalled SEK 33.0 (-48.0) million. · Net income amounted to SEK 5.4 (-67.3) million. · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.02 (-0.65). · Cash flow from operations, excluding Qliro Financial Services, amounted to SEK 74.7 (-138.6) million. Including Qliro Financial Services, cash flow from operations amounted to SEK -106.5 million. For a statement of sales of operations and non-recurring items, see page 5. For a statement showing the impact of Qliro Financial Services, see pages 4, 5 and 11. CEO statementPaul Fischbein, President & CEO comments: “Qliro Group’s sales are continuing to display strong momentum. All segments showed growth in the fourth quarter and total sales in 2014 reached SEK 5 billion for the first time, while underlying operating income for the full year before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to SEK 49 million. The Group’s cash flow from operations, excluding Qliro Financial Services’s loan book, was positive and amounted to SEK 75 million for the full year. We have entered into an extremely exciting phase in the company’s history. In the fourth quarter we changed the name of the Group to Qliro Group, and this change marks the fact that we now rapidly form a new future for the business. The launch of our payment solution Qliro is a good example of a key initiative and it was introduced to the market in December, with considerable success. We are therefore looking forward to the continued roll-out of the payment solution, which is progressing at a high pace. All our companies are showing strong growth and we are continuing to invest in our businesses. In addition to the continued investment in the Qliro payment solution, we will be relocating Lekmer’s warehouse operations to a new facility, generating capacity for persistent high growth and improved efficiency. The consolidation of CDON’s warehouse operations will continue in 2015 and we are also working on improving Nelly’s and Tretti’s logistics operations through continued investments in systems and equipment. Nelly showed growth of 14% in the fourth quarter in a market that was sluggish as a result of the warm weather, and the rapid strengthening of the US dollar which had a negative impact of around SEK 4 million on the fourth quarter earnings. However, underlying profit, excluding currency effects, on our home market, Sweden, remained stable. Sales for Gymgrossisten rose by 14%, displaying an EBIT margin of 7%. The number of retailers affiliated to CDON Marketplace rose to 402, which boosts the future growth potential for CDON Marketplace. CDON increased sales by 9% in the quarter, and, despite major investments, succeeded in making a positive underlying profit of almost SEK 6 million. The total business volume for CDON including Marketplace rose by 12% in the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter saw the completion of Qliro Group’s rights issue, raising SEK 647 million for the company before transaction costs, which both strengthens us financially and creates new opportunities for the company. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the shareholders for your confidence in Qliro Group and our plans for the future.” For further information, please visit, or contact:Paul Fischbein, President and Chief Executive OfficerPhone: +46 (0) 10 703 20 00 Investor and analyst enquiries:Nicolas Adlercreutz, CFO                                         Phone: +46 (0) 70 587 44 88 Press enquiries:Fredrik Bengtsson, Head of Communications                                   Phone: +46 (0) 70 080 75 04E-mail:, About Qliro GroupQliro Group is a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region. Since the start in 1999, the Group has expanded and broadened its product portfolio and is now a leading e‐commerce player in consumer goods and lifestyle products through, Lekmer, Nelly (,,, Gymgrossisten (,, and Tretti. The group also comprises the Qliro payment solution. In 2014, the group generated 5.0 billion SEK in revenue. Qliro Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s Mid-cap list under short name “QLRO”. The information in this interim report is that which Qliro Group AB is required to disclose under the Securities Markets Act. This information was released for publication at 08.00 CET on 28 January 2015.

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Full-year report

Full-year (1 December 2013 — 30 November 2014) · Well-received collections for all brands in the H&M Group resulted in good sales and increased market share. The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased in local currencies by 14 percent during the financial year. Converted into SEK, sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 151,419 m (128,562), an increase of 18 percent. · Gross profit increased by 17 percent to SEK 89,052 m (76,025), which corresponds to a gross margin of 58.8 percent (59.1). · Profit after financial items increased by more than SEK 3.4 billion to SEK 25,895 m (22,448), an increase of 15 percent. · The Group’s profit after tax increased to SEK 19,976 m (17,093), corresponding to SEK 12.07 (10.33) per share, an increase of 17 percent. · The strong result for 2014 has led to SEK 303 m being allocated to the H&M Incentive Program (HIP). The allocation to HIP in 2013 amounted to SEK 31 m. HIP is for all employees regardless of role, salary and whether they work part-time or full-time. The allocation to HIP was expensed in the fourth quarter. The significant difference in HIP allocations between 2014 and 2013 make it an item affecting comparability both in the full-year results for 2014 and in the fourth quarter of 2014. · Strong expansion during the year with a total net addition of 379 (356) new stores. The largest expansion markets were China and the US. At the end of the financial year the number of stores amounted to 3,511 stores in 55 markets. · More than 16,000 (12,000) new jobs were created in the H&M Group in 2014. The number of employees amounted to more than 132,000 (116,000) at the end of the year. Fourth quarter (1 September 2014 — 30 November 2014) · The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased in local currencies by 11 percent in the fourth quarter. Converted into SEK, sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 42,644 m (36,495), an increase of 17 percent. · Gross profit amounted to SEK 25,774 m (22,181), an increase of 16 percent. This corresponds to a gross margin of 60.4 percent (60.8). · Profit after financial items increased to SEK 7,799 (7,259), an increase of 7 percent. Before the allocation to HIP was expensed, profit after financial items increased by 11 percent. · The Group’s profit after tax increased to SEK 6,222 m (5,549), i.e. an improvement of 12 percent, corresponding to SEK 3.76 (3.35) per share. Before the allocation to HIP was expensed, profit after tax increased by approximately SEK 900 m, i.e. an increase of 16 percent. · H&M’s first stores in Manila, the Philippines, have been very well received since opening in October. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- · The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 9.75 (9.50) per share for the financial year 2013/2014. · Sales in December 2014 increased by 15 percent in local currencies compared to the corresponding month the previous year. · Sales in January 2015 are expected to increase by 14 percent in local currencies compared to the same month last year. · The H&M Group plans a net addition of around 400 new stores for the financial year 2014/2015. Most of the expansion will take place on existing markets. Taiwan, Peru, Macau, South Africa and India will become new H&M markets in 2015. · COS and & Other Stories will open more new stores in 2015 compared with 2014. · Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland will become new H&M online markets in 2015. · H&M Beauty – a new concept with a broad range of make-up, body care and hair care products – will initially be launched in around 900 H&M stores and online in autumn 2015.   Comments by Karl-Johan Persson, CEO “2014 has been a very good year for H&M. Over the full year we increased our sales by 14 percent in local currencies and by 18 percent in Swedish kronor, to SEK 176.6 billion including VAT. Profit for the year after tax, before the allocation to HIP, increased by 18 percent to over SEK 20 billion. Well-received collections for all our brands and continued strong expansion both in stores and online have helped increase our market share and have further strengthened our position in the market. We created 16,000 new jobs within the H&M Group in 2014 and now have more than 132,000 employees. Our employees and the H&M spirit – our shared values – are the key to our success, and the good financial results for the year mean that SEK 303 m has been allocated into the H&M Incentive Program (HIP). HIP is for all employees in the H&M Group and aims to acknowledge the employees’ daily and long-term commitment. As always, we worked on continuous improvements during the year in order to be a leader in everything we do and the preferred choice for our customers. We have made many long-term investments in IT, online sales, new brands and in broadening the product range. Additionally, our extensive sustainability work is a further example of how we give customers added value. Our customers should always know that when they shop with us, the product has been produced with the greatest possible consideration for people and the environment. While we are continuing our long-term investments, at the same time we can see our investments in areas such as online starting to bear fruit. This year we opened our online store in four new large markets: France, Italy, Spain and China. These openings, combined with further improvements in our online store, have naturally contributed to the year’s good sales development. We will therefore be rolling out H&M’s online store to nine new markets in 2015: Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland. In 2014 we opened a net addition of 379 new stores – which is more than one store a day. And in 2015 we will be opening even more stores; in total, we plan a net addition of around 400 new stores. New markets planned for 2015 are Taiwan, Peru, Macau, South Africa and India. The greatest expansion will take place in existing markets where there is still great potential to grow further. The most new stores will open in China and the US, but also in other large markets such as Poland and Germany. COS and & Other Stories plan to open even more stores this year than in 2014. Early in 2014 we successfully launched H&M Sport, and in the autumn our expanded shoe range was gradually launched in selected H&M stores and online. As a further step in broadening H&M’s product range, in autumn 2015 we will start the launch of H&M Beauty – a new and broad concept for make-up, body care and hair care with high quality value-for-money products in a specially produced design that we have great belief in. H&M Beauty, which will replace our current own-brand cosmetics, will be launched already this year in approximately 900 H&M stores in around 40 markets as well as in our online markets. We have another exciting year ahead of us, with new opportunities and challenges. 2015 has got off to a good start, with strong sales in both December and January. Although the increasingly expensive US dollar will affect our sourcing costs, we will make sure that we always have the best customer offering in each individual market in terms of fashion, quality, price and sustainability, which form the basis of our business idea.”   The information in this full-year report is that which H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) is required to disclose under Sweden’s Securities Market Act. It will be released for publication at 8.00 (CET) on 28 January 2015. This full-year report, and other information about H&M, is available at   Contact personsNils Vinge, IR                       +46-8-796 52 50Karl-Johan Persson, CEO     +46-8-796 55 00 (switchboard)Jyrki Tervonen, CFO             +46-8-796 55 00 (switchboard)    H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ)SE-106 38 StockholmPhone: +46-8-796 55 00, Fax: +46-8-24 80 78, E-mail: info@hm.comRegistered office: Stockholm, Reg. No. 556042-7220 H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The company’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday, & Other Stories as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 3,500 stores in 55 markets including franchise markets. In 2014, sales including VAT amounted to more than SEK 176.6 billion and the number of employees was more than 132,000. For further information, visit

Electrolux President and CEO Keith McLoughlin’s comments on the results for the fourth quarter 2014.

Electrolux’ earnings increased in the fourth quarter of 2014 and the operating income rose by 20 percent to SEK 1,472 million. This is the result of an operational recovery in several major regions; Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific. Professional Products also continued to show a solid performance. Earnings in North America were impacted by the transition to comply with the new energy standards. Of the Group’s six business areas, five reached an EBIT margin of more than 6 percent in the quarter. The initiatives to restore profitability in our operations in Europe continue to show good results. Cost savings in combination with higher efficiency in the production and an active product portfolio management led to a significant improvement in the operating income.  An improved product mix has offset lower sales volumes and a structural price pressure. The growth in built-in kitchen continued. We expect the total European market to grow by 1-2 percent in 2015, although the development in Russia is very uncertain. The North American operations continued to show organic sales growth as the product mix improved. However, volumes fell to some extent, as a result of lower sales within freezers and a continued weak market for air-conditioners. As in the third quarter, earnings were negatively impacted by the major transition required to meet new energy standards which affect refrigeration and freezers. We expect continued impact from this transition process also in the first half of 2015. The new cooking plant in Memphis is still being ramped up, which has an impact on the cost efficiency. For 2015, we expect continued market growth in North America in the range of 3-5 percent. The market environment in Latin America remains challenging, and demand in the region continued to deteriorate in the quarter. Under such conditions it is encouraging that we managed to increase sales volumes in the important Brazilian market. Price increases in combination with measures to reduce costs have led to good results. Demand in Latin America appears to be stabilizing although there is a high degree of uncertainty, particularly in light of the recent depreciation of several currencies in the region. Cost reductions in our operations in Asia/Pacific contributed to a good earnings development in the final quarter of 2014. Market demand in Australia improved towards the end of the year, after several quarters of negative growth, whereas demand in China and most markets in Southeast Asia remained weak. In this environment, the Group managed to increase sales volumes, with particular strength in Southeast Asia. The manufacturing footprint program launched in 2004 is now in its final stage. The aim of the program is to increase the Group’s competitiveness through moving manufacturing from high-cost regions into low-cost regions. Today, almost 70 percent of our production is in low-cost countries compared with 25 percent ten years ago. Although there will likely be restructuring programs going forward, we expect these to be much less extensive. Thus, from this year we will charge restructuring costs directly to earnings. 2014 was a good year for Electrolux and we generated more than SEK 6.6 billion in cash flow, representing a cash conversion of almost 140 percent. The Group is well positioned to continue to grow profitably also in 2015, with a focus on further increasing shareholder value. We expect to close the pending acquisition of GE Appliances during the year, which will strongly contribute to the achievement of the Group’s vision of being the best appliances company in the world as measured by our customers, employees and shareholders. Stockholm, January 28, 2015 Keith McLoughlin President and CEO

Johan Forssell new President and CEO of Investor from the Annual General Meeting 2015

Investor’s Board of Directors has appointed Johan Forssell as new President and CEO as of May 12, 2015. Johan is 43 years old and was employed by Investor in 1995. He has been a member of Investor’s Management Group and Head of Core Investments since 2006. Johan is currently a board member in Atlas Copco and Saab. Johan Forssell succeeds Börje Ekholm who is leaving his position after almost ten years as President and CEO. Börje Ekholm will also resign from Investor’s Board of Directors on May 12, 2015. During the past few years, Investor has strengthened its ownership in a number of its listed core investments and worked consistently to improve the ownership processes. Being a professional, clear and supportive owner of its investments is imperative for investor and its future returns. When attractive opportunities arise, Investor’s ambition is to continue to strengthen its ownership in selected listed core investments. Simultaneously, during the past years Investor has worked consistently to strengthen the cash flow generation capacity in its wholly-owned subsidiaries. This has been a strategic objective in order to create a proprietary cash flow that allows increased capacity to support value-creating initiatives in our holdings, capture investment opportunities without having to fund these by divestitures, pay a steadily rising dividend and create unique long-term value for Investor’s shareholders. In line with this, Investor now takes another step to evolve its model. To clarify the ownership in the listed investments and add additional wholly-owned subsidiaries, a new division will be established. Investor’s organization will thereby consist of two clear divisions – one focusing on active ownership in listed core investments and one focusing on the development and expansion of the portfolio of wholly-owned subsidiaries. The new division, Patricia Industries, will include all existing wholly-owned subsidiaries and all investments within the current Financial Investments except for EQT and Investor’s trading. Over time, some investments within Financial Investments will be divested, with the proceeds being reinvested in wholly-owned subsidiaries. In addition, the new division will have an initial funding commitment of SEK 6.0 bn. The new division will have offices in Stockholm and New York. The new division will be run independently, with its own Board or Committee making the investment decisions. Börje Ekholm will be responsible for the division and the Board/decision-making committee will include Marcus Wallenberg, Jacob Wallenberg and Johan Forssell, as well as external members with relevant experience. “Investor’s ambition is to be a professional, clear and supportive owner. Through our new structure, we can enhance our model further to enable successful ownership in both listed and unlisted world-class companies. Investor’s Board of Directors and I are very happy that Johan Forssell has assumed the role of leading Investor going forward and that Börje Ekholm will continue to contribute his extensive competence to create long-term value for Investor’s shareholders”, comments Jacob Wallenberg. “It is a great inspiration to get to lead Investor based on a strategic direction that provides a good foundation for creating attractive long-term value for our shareholders. I am looking forward to further sharpening our model of being a professional and supportive owner of our world-leading companies. I am also very glad to be able to retain Börje Ekholm’s competence in the new division that we now create in order to accelerate our build-up of wholly-owned long-term investments”, comments Johan Forssell. “Following almost ten years as President and CEO of Investor, it feels natural to hand over to a new President and CEO. In Johan Forssell, Investor will have a very skilled leader that will develop the company further”, states Börje Ekholm. Investor’s listed core investments are: SEB, Atlas Copco, ABB, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Wärtsilä, Electrolux, Sobi, Nasdaq, Saab and Husqvarna. Patricia Industries will include Mölnlycke Health Care, Aleris, Permobil, Grand Group, Vectura, Investor Growth Capital, 3 Scandinavia, Active Biotech, Affibody, Alligator, Atlas Antibodies, Kunskapsskolan, Memira, Newron, Samsari and Tobii. Press conferenceFor additional information about the announced changes, Investor will hold a press conference for media and financial analysts at Arsenalsgatan 8C, January 28, 2015, directly following the presentation of the Year-End Report 2014 at 10:00 CET.

Year-End Report 2014

Highlights during the fourth quarter · Net asset value amounted to SEK 260,963 m. (SEK 343 per share) on December 31, 2014, an increase of SEK 14,162 m. (SEK 19 per share) during the quarter, corresponding to a change of 6 percent. Over the past 20 years, annual net asset value growth, with dividend added back, has been 14 percent. · Additional shares were acquired in ABB and Wärtsilä. · 3 Scandinavia repaid SEK 7.5 bn. of its external debt, financed by an equity injection,with Investor contributing its pro rata share SEK 3.0 bn. The new funding structure allows 3 Scandinavia to use its cash flow for distribution to its owners. During the quarter, a distribution of SEK 0.3 bn. was made to Investor. · The Board of Directors proposes a dividend per share of SEK 9.00 (8.00). · On January 28, 2015, the Board of Directors announced the appointment of Johan Forssell as new President and CEO of Investor as of May 12, 2015. Johan Forssell succeeds Börje Ekholm who is leaving his position after almost ten years. · On January 28, 2015, Investor announced the creation of a new division, Patrica Industries, that will develop and expand its portfolio of wholly-owned subsidiaries. Börje Ekholm will be responsible for Patricia Industries. Financial information · Consolidated net profit for the year, which includes unrealized change in value, was SEK 50,688 m. (SEK 66.55 basic earnings per share), compared to SEK 45,106 m. (SEK 59.35 basic earnings per share) for 2013. · Core Investments contributed SEK 43,542 m. to net asset value during 2014 (38,954), of which the listed SEK 41,311 m. (38,433). · Financial Investments contributed SEK 10,543 m. to net asset value during 2014 (8,535). · Leverage (net debt/total assets) was 8.7 percent as of December 31, 2014 (9.7). · Consolidated net sales for the year was SEK 21,200 m. (18,569).


FOURTH QUARTER OF 2014• NET SALES amounted to MSEK 39.9 (26.2).• OPERATING PROFIT totalled MSEK 6.6 (3.1).• PROFIT AFTER TAX amounted to MSEK 5.4 (2.6).• PROFIT AFTER TAX PER SHARE was SEK 0.59 (0.29).• CASH FLOW amounted to MSEK 10.6 (neg: 0.1). ACCUMULATED 2014• NET SALES amounted to MSEK 135.2 (102.2).• OPERATING PROFIT totalled MSEK 27.0 (18.1).• PROFIT AFTER TAX amounted to MSEK 21.8 (15.0).• PROFIT AFTER TAX PER SHARE was SEK 2.39 (1.65).• CASH FLOW amounted to MSEK 16.9 (4.0). Probi paid dividends of MSEK 6.8 (6.8). SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE FOURTH QUARTER:• Probi signed a distribution agreement with Laboratório Daudt for the launch of Probi Digestis® in Brazil.• Capitalised development expenditure of MSEK 3.7 was discarded due to the bankruptcy of a contracted research company. SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE PERIOD:• Probi secured a record order valued at MSEK 17 from US company NBTY• The Board of Directors proposes a total dividend of MSEK 7.7 (6.8), corresponding to SEK 0.85 (0.75) per share. CEO’S COMMENTS:“In 2014, Probi’s sales more than doubled in the US and amounted to MSEK 44, a result of our partnerships with Pharmavite and NBTY. Combined with our launch in South Korea, this led to sharp growth. Net sales rose 32% to MSEK 135. In the fourth quarter net sales rose 52% to MSEK 40. We have grown with increased profitability. The operating margin increased from just under 18% in 2013 to 20%. Our clinical trials have also been successful. We now have the documentation required to launch a product in 2015 that increases the body’s ability to absorb iron. To meet the strong global demand for our products, we are now increasing our resources in both Consumer Healthcare and Functional Food. We are recruiting more employees to our sales and marketing organisation and will also strengthen other functions during the year. We estimate the prospects for continued positive growth in 2015 as favourable. The year started well with a record order of MSEK 17 from US company NBTY.” says Peter Nählstedt, CEO for Probi. INVITATION TO TELECONFERENCE (SWEDISH):Time: Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 9.00 a.m. Phone number: +46 (0)8-566 42 690. Participants from Probi: Peter Nählstedt, CEO and Niklas Brandt, CFO. The presentation is available at and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:Peter Nählstedt, CEO Probi, tel: +46 (0)46-286 89 23 or +46 (0)723-86 99 83, e-mail: peter.nahlstedt@probi.seNiklas Brandt, CFO, Probi, tel: +46 (0)46-286 89 26 or +46 (0)706-62 98 83, e-mail: This information is such that Probi AB is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 28 January 2015 at 8:45 a.m. This is a translation of the Swedish version of the interim report. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails.

Quingo to sponsor award for the mature travel market

Jennie Bond, the BBC’s former Royal Correspondent will host the event which takes place on 4th June 2015 at London’s Natural History Museum. The new event has been launched this year by Silver Travel Advisor for the mature travel market, with the awards predicted to become established as a significant date in travel industry diaries. Silver Travel Advisor is a website run by travel industry professionals promoting mobility and offering advice for mature travellers. The Quingo team, who share a common desire to promote safe mobility and independence, recognised the Best Limited Mobility/Accessible Travel Provider as a very worthy category of great interest to its own customer base. The Quingo team and Silver Travel Advisor recently launched a series of articles ( on Great British accessible travel destinations which aims to encourage users to get out and about on their scooters and report back on their experiences for the benefit of others. Quingo scooters are the world’s only 5 wheel mobility scooter, improving accessibility by offering enhanced stability, maximum manoeuvrability and full ergonomic posture control. This provides the user with superior comfort on all journeys. Quingo’s Managing Director, Mark Nicholls, spoke about the partnership saying: “Quingo are proud to be involved with the Silver Travel Awards. Silver Travel Advisor share our ethos of promoting accessibility and safe mobility, so we are happy to share the recommendations and best practices that we hope this award category will attract. “Hopefully this is the first of many events recognising those who strive to improve accessibility and independence”. A ‘best of the best’ award will be judged by a panel of mature celebrities and senior figures from the travel industry, who will select an overall winner from each of the categories. Voting for the Awards opened earlier this month and will close on 31st March. To place a vote, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website ( and click ‘Vote Now’. Voters will be asked to fill in an online form and can vote in one, several or all categories. Votes will be counted in April resulting in a shortlist for each category. The winner for each award will be chosen at the event on 4th June. Ends

SKF Year-end report 2014

Alrik Danielson, President and CEO:”Demand was in line with our expectations for the quarter with growth, in volume terms, just under 2%. Our industrial business gained some momentum while, as expected, the automotive business slowed somewhat. Geographically, Asia once again had the strongest growth and North and Latin America developed well, while Europe remained relatively unchanged.   Especially pleasing was our cash flow performance during the quarter, which after investments and before financing was very strong, at SEK 2 billion with both accounts receivables and inventories going down.   The focus remained on the marketplace, with a high activity level, a lot of new business gained and several customer awards received. Attention was also given to finalizing the new simplified, efficient and more customer-focused industrial market structure. This was done by merging our two industrial businesses and was launched on 1 January 2015. Combined with a rationalization of corporate staff functions, we estimate that this set-up will result in a reduction of approxi-mately 1 500 employees worldwide, giving a sizeable white collar productivity improvement. With our simplified structure, I am convinced that we will be even better and quicker at creating competitive products and services with customer applications in focus.   Looking forward, we continue to experience volatility in the market place. Sequentially, we expect the demand to be relatively unchanged for the Group. However, the short-term demand effects of the very low mineral and oil prices as well as the recent currency movements, with a stronger dollar, are difficult to predict.   Finally I would like to thank Tom Johnstone, for his help and support during my transitional period.” Key figures Q4 2014 Q4 2013 2014 2013Net sales, SEKm 18 499 16 430 70 975 63 597Operating profit/loss, 1 608 -1 547 7 801 3 693SEKmOperating profit 2 078 1 803 8 291 7 568excluding one-timeitems, SEKmOperating margin, % 8.7 -9.4 11.0 5.8Operating margin excl. 11.2 11.0 11.7 11.9one-time items %Profit before taxes, 1 293 -1 760 6 668 2 821SEKmNet profit, SEKm 881 -2 043 4 750 1 044Basic earnings per 1.84 -4.57 10.10 2.00share, SEK The operating profit for Q4 includes one-time items of SEK -470 m (-3 350), of whichSEK -250 m relates to impairments and other one-time costs, and SEK -220 m to restructuring. The full-year results include one-time items of SEK -490 m (-3 875). The figure for 2013 includes a provision for the European Commission payment of SEK 3 000 m. Net sales change y-o-y, Volume Price/mix Structure Currency Totalin SEK, attributable to: effectQ4 2014, % 1.8 1.0 0.9 8.9 12.6Full year, % 3.3 0.6 3.7 4.0 11.6 Sales in the fourth quarter in local currencies and excluding structure increased by 1% in Europe, 2% in North America, 4% in Latin America and 8% in Asia, they decreased by 5% in Middle East and Africa. Manufacturing in the fourth quarter was relatively unchanged compared to last year. Sales for the full year in local currencies and excluding structure compared to last year increased by 1% in Europe, 3% in North America, 1% in Latin America, 10% in Asia, and 9% in Middle East and Africa. Manufacturing for the full year was slightly higher compared to last year. Dividend proposalThe Board has decided to propose an unchanged dividend of SEK 5.50 per share to the Annual General Meeting. Outlook for the first quarter of 2015Demand compared to the first quarter 2014The demand for SKF’s products and services are expected to be slightly higher for the Group, higher for Asia and relatively unchanged for Europe, North America and Latin America. It is expected to be relatively unchanged for Automotive Market and Specialty Business and slightly higher for Industrial Market. Demand compared to the fourth quarter 2014The demand for SKF’s products and services are expected to be relatively unchanged for the Group, Europe and Latin America, and slightly higher for Asia and North America. It is expected to be relatively unchanged for Industrial Market and Automotive Market and slightly higher for Specialty Business. ManufacturingManufacturing is expected to be higher year over year and compared to the fourth quarter Gothenburg, 28 January 2015 Aktiebolaget SKF      (publ) A teleconference will be held on 28 January at 14.00 (CET), 13.00 (UK), 08.00 (US):SE: +46 8 5065 3938UK: +44 203 427 1909US: +1 646 254 3365 You will find all information regarding SKF Year-end results 2014 on the IR ( AB SKF is required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at around 13.00 on 28 January 2015.

Getinge Group Year-End Report 2014

Reporting period January – December · Order intake rose by 5.6% to SEK 26,817 M (25,395), and grew organicallyby 0.7% · Net sales increased by 5.5% to SEK 26,669 M (25,287), and grew organicallyby 0.6% · Profit before tax declined by 37.0% to SEK 1,987 M (3,153) · Net profit fell by 36.9% to SEK 1,448 M (2,295) · Earnings per share declined by 37.3% to SEK 6,01 (9,59) · EBITA before restructuring decreased by 5.6% to SEK 4,501 M (4,766) · Cash conversion from operating activities amounted to 72.9% (63.1%) · A dividend per share of SEK 2.80 (4.15) is proposed, corresponding to SEK 667 M (989) Reporting period October - December · Order intake rose by 11.8% to SEK 7,747 M (6,931), and grew 3.0% organically · Net sales increased by 9.0% to SEK 8,458 M (7,757), and grew 1.1% organically · Profit before tax declined by 19.8% to SEK 1,371 M (1,709) · EBITA before restructuring declined by 3.2% to SEK 1,994 M (2,060) · Estimated financial consequences as a result of the discussions with the FDA are expected to have a negative impact of approximately SEK 500 M on operating profit, the entire amount of which will probably impact earnings for 2015. An additional SEK 175 M was recognized during the quarter for completing the remediation program, in addition to the SEK 820 M that was previously announced. · Alex Myers appointed new President and CEO of Getinge Group · Joacim Lindoff appointed new Executive Vice President of the Infection Control Business Area

Scania Year-end Report, January–December  2014

Summary of the full year 2014 •           Operating income rose by 3 percent to SEK 8,721 m. (8,455)•           Net sales rose by 6 percent to a record level of SEK 92,051 m. (86,847)•           Cash flow amounted to SEK 4,690 m. (3,742) in Vehicles and Services Comments by Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO: “Scania’s net sales rose to a record level of SEK 92 billion and earnings for the full year 2014 increased to SEK 8,721 m. Record service volume, record earnings in Financial Services and positive currency rate effects were partly offset by a weaker market mix. Total order bookings for trucks increased during the fourth quarter, compared to the previous quarter. The increase was primarily related to an upturn in Europe, which is in line with the seasonal pattern in the European market.  Scania has strengthened its position in the European market with increased market share compared to 2013, among other things through a leading Euro 6 range and a broad range of engines for alternative fuels. Order bookings in Latin America decreased. Low economic activity and uncertainty about the subsidised financing programme in Brazil had a negative impact. In Asia, order bookings decreased compared to the previous quarter, related to the Middle East. Order bookings in Russia held up but the outlook for the region is uncertain. In buses and coaches, order bookings were sequentially higher, driven by Asia. In Engines, order bookings and deliveries reached all-time high levels. Scania is continuing its long-term efforts to boost market share in Services and revenue increased by 8 percent to a record SEK 18.8 billion during 2014. Financial Services reported record earnings, with operating income of more than SEK 1 billion. In gearboxes, Scania has initiated extensive cooperation with MAN, which will mean a stronger product offering and generate significant synergies in the longer term.” For more information please see the attached pdf. Contact persons Per HillströmInvestor RelationsTel. +46 8 553 502 26Mobile tel. +46 70 648 30 52 Erik LjungbergCorporate RelationsTel. +46 8 553 835 57Mobile tel. +46 73 988 35 57

The Journal Diabetes Publishes Pre-clinical Data on Cortendo’s Novel Diabetes Treatment, BP-2001

January 28, 2015 -- Göteborg, Sweden and Radnor, Penn., USA – Cortendo AB [ticker: CORT on NOTC-A], a global biopharmaceutical company focused on orphan endocrine disorders, is pleased to announce that the journal Diabetes published a scientific paper reporting on a pre-clinical study that details the glucose-lowering effect of BP-2001, an orally administered genetically modified probiotic being studied for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “The pre-clinical data show that BP-2001 demonstrated the ability to reprogram intestinal endocrine cells into glucose-responsive insulin-secreting cells without affecting the normal function of nearby cells,” said Matthew Pauls, President and CEO of Cortendo. “These results provide evidence that BP-2001 has the potential to be a safe and effective oral treatment for diabetes, and we plan to submit an investigational new drug (IND) application with the FDA later this year.” BioPancreate Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cortendo, has an exclusive license to this technology platform from Cornell University. The paper entitled, “Engineered Commensal Bacteria Reprogram Intestinal Cells Into Glucose-Responsive Insulin-Secreting Cells for the Treatment of Diabetes,” was published online ahead of print in Diabetes, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Diabetes Association. The lead author of the paper is John C. March, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Hartwell Foundation and a NIH STTR grant with BioPancreate. Cortendo is initially focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for orphan endocrine diseases, led by COR-003 (levoketoconazole), which is in Phase 3 development for endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. The company is exploring opportunities to work with potential partners to expand its orphan disease portfolio. The company also is exploring opportunities to out-license BP-2001. About Cortendo ABCortendo AB is a global biopharmaceutical company incorporated in Sweden and based in the United States. The Company’s initial strategic focus is to be the global leader in commercializing innovative medicines for orphan endocrine disorders. Cortendo is leading the way in the field of cortisol inhibition through the investigational drug, COR-003 (levoketoconazole) currently being studied in the Phase 3 global SONICS trial for the treatment of endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. COR-003 (levoketoconazole) has received orphan designation from both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Company’s intent is to independently commercialize its Orphan/Endocrine assets in key global markets. About BioPancreate Inc.BioPancreate Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Cortendo AB. It is developing novel, orally administered biological therapeutics to treat endocrine disorders utilizing modified probiotic human bacteria. BioPancreate’s lead product candidates for diabetes are modifications of naturally occurring bacteria that exist in the human gastrointestinal tract. Typically, natural probiotics have been shown to be both safe and beneficial when taken orally. The BioPancreate drug candidates deliver a human biological peptide directly into the gastrointestinal tract, triggering the transformation of intestinal enteroendocrine cells into glucose-responsive insulin-secreting cells, i.e. pancreas-like beta cells. Risk and UncertaintyThe development of pharmaceuticals carries significant risk. Failure may occur at any stage during development and commercialization due to safety or clinical efficacy issues. Delays may occur due to requirements from regulatory authorities, difficulties in recruiting patients into clinical trials due to physician or patient preferences or competing products, not anticipated by the company. There is no assurance that Cortendo will receive marketing and regulatory approvals necessary to commercialize or produce COR-003 (levoketoconazole) or other products. Regulatory approvals may be denied, delayed, limited or revoked. The commercial success of COR-003 (levoketoconazole), if approved in a territory, cannot be predicted with certainty. In addition, Cortendo may face the risk of interrupted supply of COR-003 for clinical or commercial use from the subcontractors Cortendo has contracted. Cortendo Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Cortendo that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, strategy, anticipated investments, costs and results, plans, projects to enhance efficiency, outcomes of products development, future capital expenditures, liquidity requirements and objectives of management for future operations, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements or industry results to be materially different from those contemplated, projected, forecasted, estimated or budgeted, whether expressed or implied, by these forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. None of these forward-looking statements constitutes a guarantee of the future occurrence of such facts and data or of actual results.  These statements are based on data, assumptions and estimates that the Company believes are reasonable. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made only as of the date hereof. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates of any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect any change in its actual results, assumptions, expectations or any change in events, factors, conditions or circumstances on which any forward-looking statement contained in this press release is based. ### Corporate:Alexander LindströmChief Financial Officer, Cortendo ABOffice : +1 610 254 9200E-mail : Investors:LaVoieHealthScienceDonna LaVoie617-374-8800, Ext. Media:LaVoieHealthScienceDavid Connolly617-374-8800, Ext. Sweden:Box 47SE-433 21 PartilleTel. / Fax. +46 (0)31-263010 USA:555 East Lancaster Ave.Suite 510Radnor, PA 19087Tel. +1 610-254-9200Fax. +1 610-254-8005

Gartner Positions Sims Recycling Solutions Again in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide

Sims Recycling Solutions, a leading provider of global IT asset disposal (ITAD) services ( with 34 facilities on five continents, is honored to be positioned for the second year in a row by Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading IT research and advisory company, in the “leaders” quadrant in its December 2014 Magic Quadrant for Worldwide IT Asset Disposition. Gartner’s report, “Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition” by Rob Schafer, assesses 13 significant international vendors in the ITAD market that Gartner believes have the approximate size, capabilities, certifications and track record to meet potential clients’ needs. These vendors are evaluated based on two categories: ability to execute and completeness of vision. Those placed in the “Leaders” quadrant are defined by Gartner as vendors “that execute well against a robust vision and are well-positioned for the future.” “We believe our placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant helps solidify our position as not just a leader in the electronics recycling industry but also as a leader in the ITAD industry,” stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “Our large number of global clients takes solace in the independent assessment conducted by Gartner that we feel validates our ability to execute on a global scale. Coordinating our 34 sites on five continents has its challenges but the magic quadrant makes it clear that the coordination is succeeding.” For organizations seeking ITAD services, a vendor’s ability to execute and understanding of the market can be crucial to their success. The comprehensive research included in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide report provides important insight to help IT executives get a head-start on their ITAD vendor selection. Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

SSC expands at the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility

Inuvik’s strategic location in the Northwest Territories is ideal for frequent tracking of satellites in polar orbits and for receiving real-time data from them. When used in combination with SSC’s station at Esrange in northern Sweden, the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility provides unmatched coverage in the northern hemisphere. Both stations are also important nodes in SSC’s global network of ground stations, PrioraNet. “With increased capacity at Inuvik, we will not only be able to maintain the high level of services for our current customers”, said Leif Österbo, President of SSC’s Satellite Management Services Division, “but we will also be able to offer our services to new customers while still ensuring back-up capacity is readily available whenever it is needed”. ”The Inuvik Satellite Station Facility, the most northern major Canadian facility to receive Earth observation data, boosts Canada’s ability to monitor our Arctic region while supporting economic development in the North,” said the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “Our Government is expanding the facility’s capacity to provide real-time information on Canada’s landmass and the world, and we are pleased to see the new antenna being installed by the Swedish Space Corporation.” The new 13-metre antenna will be fully operational in late 2015. Like SSC’s existing antenna at Inuvik, it will support multiple frequency bands, including S-band and X-band.


Fourth quarter 2014 · Consolidated net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 amounted to SEK 1,370 M (1,231). · Operating earnings (EBIT) amounted to SEK 360 M (340). Operating earnings include revaluations of purchased debt portfolios amounting to SEK 7 M (7), and items affecting comparability amounting to a negative net of SEK 35 M (0). The operating margin excluding revaluations and items affecting comparability was 28 percent (27). · Net earnings for the quarter amounted to SEK 294 M (236) and earnings per share were SEK 3.85 (3.00). · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 784 M (664). · The carrying amount of purchased debt has increased by 15 percent compared with the fourth quarter 2013. Disbursements in the quarter for investments in purchased debt amounted to SEK 454 M (266). Full-year 2014 · Consolidated revenues during the 2014 full-year amounted to SEK 5,184 M (4,566). · Operating earnings (EBIT) amounted to SEK 1,430 M (1,207). Operating earnings include revaluations of purchased debt portfolios amounting to SEK 35 M (7), and items affecting comparability of net –SEK 35 M (0). The operating margin excluding revaluations and items affecting comparability was 28 percent (26). · Net earnings for the year amounted to SEK 1,041 M (819) and earnings per share totaled SEK 13.48 (10.30). · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 2,672 M (2,305). · The carrying amount of purchased debt has increased by 15 percent compared with the year-end 2013. Disbursements during the year for investments in purchased debt amounted to SEK 1,950 M (2,475). · The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 7.00 (5.75) per share, totaling SEK 517 M calculated on the number of shares outstanding as per December 31, 2014 (445). Comment by President and CEO Lars Wollung Intrum Justitia’s strong performance continued into the fourth quarter. Consolidated income rose by 8 percent and operating earnings increased by 13 percent compared with the yearearlier period, adjusted for currency effects, revaluations of purchased debt portfolios and items affecting comparability. It is mainly the Central Europe and Western Europe regions that are contributing to growth and the improvement in earnings. We are retaining a high level of profitability in Northern Europe, but the performance remains relatively unchanged compared with the year-earlier period. For our service lines, both Financial Services and Credit Management contributed to the improvement in earnings in the fourth quarter. Investments in purchased debt in the fourth quarter totaled SEK 454 M, which contributed to a healthy increase of 15 percent in the carrying amount of purchased debt since the end of 2013. Moreover, the fourth quarter has seen a solid return for purchased debt of 21 percent excluding items affecting comparability. The supply of purchased debt has been relatively good in several countries, but we have also seen persistently high price competition in a number of markets. We can look back on a very positive financial development for the full-year 2014. In relation to our financial objectives, we are achieving an increase in earnings per share of 31 percent, which is well above our target of a minimum 10 percent increase, and a return on purchased debt of 20 percent, which exceeds our target of a return of at least 15 percent. For our third objective regarding debt (net debt in relation to operating earnings before depreciation and amortization), we report a ratio of 1.9, which is just short of our target of a minimum of 2.0. Intrum Justitia is well positioned to achieve continued healthy growth during the coming years. We have an effective business model, with credit management services and financial services combining to provide mutual support. Our organization has a strong focus on constant improvements, with continual development and follow up of a vast number of change management projects in all countries. Over the next few years, we therefore see good opportunities for profitable growth, mainly through increased operational efficiency, growth within purchased debt, acquisitions within Credit Management and development of new services for financing before an invoice has fallen due. Presentation of the year-end report The interim report and presentation material are available at relations. President & CEO Lars Wollung and Chief Financial Officer Erik Forsberg will comment on the report at a teleconference today, starting at 9:00 a.m. CET. The presentation can be followed at and/or To participate by phone, +44 (0) 203 428 1434 (UK) or +46 (0) 8 566 426 92 (SE). For further information, please contact: Erik Forsberg, CFOTel: +46 8 546 102 02

TeliaSonera Year-end Report January–December 2014

Foundation laid out, execution started  FOURTH QUARTER SUMMARY · Net sales in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, decreased 2.2 percent. In reported currency, net sales increased 0.2 percent to SEK 26,606 million (26,560). Service revenues in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, decreased 2.2 percent. · EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, decreased 3.5 percent in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals. In reported currency, EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, decreased 1.4 percent to SEK 8,604 million (8,728). The EBITDA margin, excluding non-recurring items, decreased to 32.3 percent (32.9). · Operating income, excluding non-recurring items, decreased 4.8 percent to SEK 6,757 million (7,100). · Net income attributable to owners of the parent company increased 34.2 percent to SEK 2,938 million (2,190) and earnings per share to SEK 0.68 (0.51). · Free cash flow decreased to SEK 1,635 million (2,126) due to changes in working capital. FULL YEAR SUMMARY · Net sales in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, decreased 1.8 percent. In reported currency, net sales decreased 0.8 percent to SEK 101,060 million (101,870). Service revenues in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, decreased 1.0 percent. · Net income attributable to owners of the parent company decreased 3.1 percent to SEK 14,502 million (14,970) and earnings per share to SEK 3.35 (3.46). · Free cash flow decreased to SEK 13,046 million (16,310) due to higher cash CAPEX and changes in working capital. · The board of Directors proposes an ordinary dividend of SEK 3.00 per share (3.00), totaling SEK 13.0 billion (13.0) or 90 percent (87) of net income attributable to owners of the parent company.      Comments by Johan Dennelind,President and CEO ” In 2014, growth in our industry remained modest, but despite some revenue headwind, TeliaSonera maintained an EBITDA margin, excluding non-recurring items, of 34.9 percent, on par with last year and in line with our projections. In the fourth quarter, organic service revenues declined by 2.2 percent, impacted by a more challenging macro-economic environment in Eurasia. Due to the somewhat slower overall revenue development, group EBITDA declined by 3.5 percent on a comparable basis. In Sweden, we continued to upgrade our networks in order to meet the increasing customer demand for high speed internet access. In December we celebrated the five year anniversary of our mobile 4G launch and our network now covers more than 99 percent of the population. Mobile service revenue growth improved to nearly 2 percent, supported by further increase in data usage. The share of 4G enabled handsets in our networks continued to rise and total 4G traffic surpassed 3G. Our fiber network was further expanded in the quarter, now reaching more than 1.1 million Swedish households. We continue to seek structural opportunities within our footprint with the aim to strengthen our core operations. In early December, we entered into an agreement with Telenor to merge our respective Danish operations into a new joint venture. This market has been in obvious need for consolidation and by this transaction we establish a strong challenger with major synergy potential. In Eurasia, profitability declined slightly compared to the corresponding period last year, as increased uncertainty regarding overall economic growth impacted our operations in key markets like Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. We continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the development market by market. Following a period of change, we have now started our journey towards the new TeliaSonera. We have high ambitions for the future and in 2015 we will execute on our investment plans to drive growth and strengthen long term competitiveness. This involves a further push for fiber in Sweden, new B2B solutions and upgrade of networks across our footprint. We will step up the pace in our business transformation, which is necessary in order to reduce complexity and bring down cost. We remain determined to create a long term sustainable business as this is important to us and all our stakeholders. In the past year, we have made significant progress in this field by strengthening our governance and processes, areas that we will continuously develop also in the future. Our commitment was supported and visible in our latest employee survey. In line with our dividend policy and based on the performance in 2014, also reflecting our solid financial position, the board proposes a maintained dividend of SEK 3.00 per share, corresponding to 90 percent pay-out of earnings per share. In 2015, we target EBITDA around the same level as in 2014, excluding non-recurring items, in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, and foresee CAPEX of around SEK 17 billion, excluding license and spectrum fees.” Stockholm, January 29, 2015 Johan DennelindPresident and CEO  Questions regarding the reports TeliaSonera +46 8 504 550 00 TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 07:00 CET on January, 29, 2015.

Oriflame Cosmetics Q4 2014 update: Sales development in line with previous communication, pressure on operating margin

As per the press release of December 16, 2014, Oriflame continued to see a positive local currency sales trend in the fourth quarter. Local currency sales for the full fourth quarter grew with 5% for the group, impacted positively by 1% from timing of closing and opening of catalogues which will be reversed in the first quarter of 2015. Local currency sales growth in Russia for the fourth quarter was 7% despite major challenges in the market. The momentum in Latin America continued and the trend in Turkey, Africa & Asia improved further. The local currency sales for Oriflame’s Global Business Areas developed as follows in 2014: · CIS Q4 +5% and full-year 2014 -4%. · Europe Q4 -10% and full-year 2014 -18%. · Latin America Q4 +7% and full-year 2014 +12%. · Turkey, Africa & Asia Q4 +25% and full-year 2014 +18%. The high growth regions, representing 36% of group sales in the quarter compared to 28% in the same period prior year, will drive the sales development going forward, while the company continues its efforts to manage the development in Europe and CIS where external challenges are intensified.   Despite the improved local currency sales trend in the fourth quarter 2014, the continued and increased depreciation of some of Oriflame’s main currencies led to a negative exchange rate impact of 10%, resulting in a Euro sales decline of 5% for the group in the fourth quarter. Full-year 2014 local currency sales for the group increased by 1% while Euro sales decreased by 10%, negatively impacted by 11% from currencies. In order to improve the momentum in CIS, investments were made to drive sales and recruitment during the end of the quarter. These investments, together with other factors, put pressure on margins. As a result, the group adjusted operating margin is expected to be just below 8.0% (12.6) for the fourth quarter around 7.5% (10.1) for the full year. · Currencies impact the adjusted operating margin by approximately -350 basis points in the fourth quarter. · The abovementioned campaigns were more costly than anticipated as a result of large inflow of consultants and unfavourable exchange rates at the time. The margin impact from these campaigns is approximately -150 basis points for the quarter. · The quarter four adjusted operating margin is impacted by closure and start-up costs of factories as well as underutilisation of assets of approximately -200 basis points. · Above negative factors were partly offset by price and mix improvements as well as hedging instruments. · The adjusted operating margin excludes a net impact of non-recurring items of approximately -40 basis points. The non-recurring items consist of restructuring costs (EUR 2.5m) and VAT costs related to the Russian tax claim (EUR 8.1m), almost fully offset by the gain from sale of manufacturing assets in Sweden and Russia (EUR 9.2m). Cash flow in the fourth quarter was positive and the net debt at hedged values was reduced to approximately EUR 200m. Further comments and information will be given in the full-year 2014 report which will be published on February 11, 2015 at 07:15 CET. Chief Financial Officer: Gabriel Bennet, +41 79 826 3713Senior Director Investor Relations: Johanna Palm, +46 765 422 672 This information is published pursuant to the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980), Chapter 4, paragraph 9. The information was released for publication on 29 January, 2015 at 7:15 CET.       Founded in 1967, Oriflame is a beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries. Its wide portfolio of Swedish, nature-inspired, innovative beauty products is marketed through approximately 3 million independent Oriflame Consultants, generating annual sales of around €1.4 billion. Respect for people and nature underlies Oriflame’s operating principles and is reflected in its social and environmental policies. Oriflame supports numerous charities worldwide and is a Co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation. Oriflame is a Luxembourg company group with corporate offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland. Oriflame Cosmetics is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.

Hexagon announces organisational changes and new appointments to group management

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies for geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, announced today the following organisational changes, effective immediately: · Innovation Hub – In an effort to strengthen and expand corporate R&D functions to better support its solution-centric strategy, Hexagon has formed an Innovation Hub. This internal organisation will support R&D and innovation in hardware and software technologies, as well as interoperability, applications and systems engineering platforms that benefit Hexagon’s businesses as a whole. Claudio Simão, president of Hexagon Solutions, has been appointed to Group Management in the role of Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) to lead this initiative. · Hexagon Technology Center (HTC) – Bo Pettersson is retiring as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Hexagon and lead of the HTC, a role he has held since 2001. He will however remain an essential resource for Hexagon and continue to run several key projects on a part-time basis. Knut Siercks, who has served as managing director of the HTC for the past six years, has been appointed CTO. Moving forward, the HTC will operate as the Technology Centre under the umbrella of the newly formed Innovation Hub. · Marketing – With the goal to better align, integrate and elevate the role of marketing across the company, Kristin Christensen, vice president of corporate communications, has been appointed to Group Management in the role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Christensen will lead efforts to sophisticate and amplify strategic marketing initiatives across the businesses in support of company-wide objectives. · Human Resources – In an effort to align Human Resources (HR) initiatives with organizational needs across Hexagon, Ed Porter, who has led HR for Intergraph for over ten years, has been appointed to Group Management in the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).  Porter will lead corporate HR efforts and drive HR strategies that support all of Hexagon’s businesses.

PA Resources covers fees to advisers of Gunvor Group and other creditors

PA Resources announced in October 2014 that financial and legal advisers had been appointed to support the bondholders in the refinancing discussions initiated by the company. The costs for the advisers are being paid by PA Resources. The Gunvor Group, which holds close to 30 per cent of the shares in PA Resources and therefore is considered a closely related party for the purposes of the NASDAQ OMX disclosure rules, has now also appointed financial and legal advisers to assist them in the refinancing discussions in its role as senior secured creditor. PA Resources has agreed to cover also Gunvor Group’s costs in this respect.   Stockholm 29 January, 2015PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact:Tomas Hedström, Chief Financial OfficerPhone:   +46 8 545 211 50E-mail: PA Resources AB (publ) is an international oil and gas group which conducts exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. The Group operates in Tunisia, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. PA Resources is producing oil in West Africa and North Africa. The parent company is located in Stockholm, Sweden. PA Resources’ net sales amounted to SEK 1,049 million in 2013. The share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, Sweden. For additional information, please visit The above information has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 08:30 am CET on 29 January 2015.

Nordic Nanovector ASA applies for listing of its shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN OR AUSTRALIA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. OTHER RESTRICTIONS ARE APPLICABLE. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE END OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT Oslo, 29 January 2015: The Board of Directors of Nordic Nanovector ASA (“Nordic Nanovector” or the “Company”) has submitted an application for listing of its shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Completion of the initial public offering (the “IPO”) will be subject to receiving the relevant approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange as well as the prevailing equity capital market conditions. Pre-marketing of the IPO is expected to commence during the first quarter of 2015.The Company plans to hold an investor meeting during the first quarter of 2015 whereby it will provide an update on the Company’s development as well as more information with respect to the contemplated IPO. Details on exact timing and venue of the meeting will be announced in due course.Nordic Nanovector was established in 2009 and has its main office and laboratories in Oslo, Norway. The Company aspires to become a leading provider of Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugate (“ARC”) clinical solutions, to address major unmet medical needs and to advance cancer care through its innovative therapy programs and patented technologies. The Company intends to directly commercialize its product candidates, by creating a differentiated and specific positioning, investing in cross-specialty collaboration and medical education. The Company is also committed to continue developing the ARC pipeline leveraging on its proprietary nanovector targeting technology.The Company’s lead product candidate, Betalutin™, is an Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugate that aims to prolong the survival and improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (“NHL”), a life-threatening blood cancer with a high unmet medical need. The product candidate is currently undergoing a Phase I/II clinical trial for treatment of relapsed NHL.Listing of the shares on a regulated market is a natural step in the Company’s development that will enhance the Company’s visibility among investors, clients and partners, ensure organized and regulated trading of its shares as well as provide access to capital markets.ABG Sundal Collier and DNB Markets (a part of DNB Bank ASA) are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and ABG Sundal Collier, Carnegie and DNB Markets are acting as Joint Bookrunners in the contemplated IPO.Contacts:Luigi Costa, CEOCell:    (41) 79 124 8601Fax:    (47) 22 58 00 07E-mail: Tone Kvåle, CFOCell:    (47) 91 51 95 76Fax:    (47) 22 58 00 07E-mail: tkvale@nordicnanovector.comFurther information about the Company can be found at INFORMATIONUnited StatesThese materials may not be published, distributed or transmitted in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan. These materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities (the “Shares”) of Nordic Nanovector ASA (the “Company”) in the United States, Norway or any other jurisdiction. The Shares of the Company may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”). The Shares of the Company have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act. European Economic AreaAny offering of securities will be made by means of a prospectus to be published that may be obtained from the issuer or selling security holder, once published, and that will contain detailed information about the Company and its management, as well as financial statements. These materials are an advertisement and not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”). Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in these materials except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus. In any EEA Member State other than Norway (from the time the prospectus has been approved by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, in its capacity as the competent authority in Norway, and published in accordance with the Prospectus Directive as implemented in Norway) that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at “qualified investors” in that Member State within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (“Qualified Investors”), i.e., only to investors to whom an offer of securities may be made without the requirement for the Company to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive in such EEA Member State. United KingdomIn the United Kingdom, these materials are only being distributed to and are only directed at Qualified Investors who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the “Order”) or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). These materials are directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. 

Triton to sell DSVM to a group of Danish financial institutions

Copenhagen (Denmark), 29 January 2015 - Funds advised by Triton ("Triton") today announced the sale of DSVM, a leading provider of transportation, logistics and environmental solutions as well as raw materials for the building & construction industry in Denmark and Sweden, to the Danish financial institutions FIH, PKA and LD. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Since Triton's acquisition in 2004, the management and board of DSVM have executed a number of initiatives to improve the company which operates today through seven subsidiaries within the two market segments; Transport & Logistics and Resource Management in Denmark and Sweden with a turnover of approx. 4.5 billion SEK and has approx. 900 people employed. “We would like to thank the management team, the employees and all other stakeholders for their contributions to DSVM’s development. Triton funds have been the owner of DSVM for more than ten years and we view this as a right point in time for an ownership change. We look forward to continuing our investment activity in Denmark, acting as a responsible owner and an agent of positive change in the businesses we partner with," says Peder Prahl, Managing Partner of Triton. About DSVM DSVM Group is a leading provider of transportation, logistics and environmental solutions as well as raw materials for the building & construction industry in Denmark and Sweden. DSVM Group operates through its seven subsidiaries and has a Nordic development strategy, based on creating or acquiring competitive businesses. The subsidiaries act within the two market segments; Transport & Logistics and Resource Management. The operational companies are GDL in Sweden, DSV Transport and MiljøTeam in Denmark. RGS 90 in Sweden and Denmark, Nymølle and Vandrens in Denmark. About Triton The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Northern Europe - with a focus on Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Within this European region, Triton focuses on businesses in the Industrial, Business Services, and Consumer/Health sectors. Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 30 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of over €15 billion and more than 67,500 employees. The Triton funds are advised by dedicated teams of investment professionals based in Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Jersey. For further information: Triton Press Contacts – Marcus Brans                                                                                         Phone: +49 69 921 02204                                      Email:          Henrik Hougaard/Hans Bøving Point Communications Phone: +45 23 24 72 10/+45 40 75 03 33 Email: Brunswick Annette Brodin Rampe Phone: +46 8 410 32 180 Email:

ICGN Challenges European Proposals on Differential Voting Rights

29 January 2015 – In a coordinated move the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) has issued a strong message ( to the European Parliament and the Italian Government on the issue of differential voting rights. A further letter will be submitted to French authorities. ICGN is challenging Amendment 42, Article 3ea, of the Shareholder Rights Directive which introduces mechanisms such as differential voting rights, loyalty dividends, loyalty shares and tax incentives. A letter ( has also been submitted to the Italian Government calling for provisions outlined in the Growth Decree not to be extended past the sunset date of 31 January. The provisions allow Italian companies to modify their statutes via a simple majority vote in order to introduce double voting rights to shareholders who have owned shares for two years, rather than a supermajority vote as normally required in the Legge Draghi of 1988. Erik Breen, ICGN Chairman, says: “We encourage the European Parliament not to implement any proposal that allows for unfair treatment of minority shareholders and to fully consider the adverse implications that this proposal will have at a European-wide level. This undermines the rights of minority shareholders and will impact on the attractiveness of European markets for global investment. “ ICGN asserts that loyalty shares commonly used in France, effectively double the voting influence of controlling shareholders at general meetings and disenfranchises minority shareholders. Differential voting rights provide a mechanism for controlling shareholders to preserve undue control while drastically limiting their economic exposure. It can lead to unintended consequences, such as entrenchment of management in a way that can serve as an antitakeover mechanism. The issue of double voting rights is particularly live in Italy, where key investor protections risk being watered down. "The debate on the merits of differential voting rights will rage on and on, said Karina Litvack1, a longstanding ICGN Member, but one thing is clear: we cannot, for the sake of Italy's standing in the international capital markets, afford to tamper with the one critical safeguard that has protected minority investors since 1998. If listed companies choose to switch to multiple voting rights, they must, at a minimum, continue to earn that right through a two-thirds majority shareholder vote. Recent amendments seeking to eliminate this hurdle must be allowed to die a natural death". The ICGN supports the Shareholder Rights Directive and particularly welcomes enhanced rights for shareholders and increased responsibilities as an important means to help ensure the effective functioning of capital markets and long term corporate sustainability. As such, ICGN is fully supportive of investors taking a long-term perspective on shareholding, particularly in investment mandates that support a beneficial owner’s long-term funding needs. However, Amendment 42 and the developments in Italy are misguided and can lead to unintended consequences. ENDSEDITORS NOTES ________________ 1 Karina Litvack currently serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Italian company, ENI. She comments in a strictly personal capacity.

Financial Report October - December 2014

The expectation at the beginning of the quarter was for organic sales growth of “around 2%” and an adjusted operating margin of “around 9.5%”. The higher than expected sales growth came mainly from strong sales in Europe and North America. For the first quarter of 2015, the Company expects organic sales to increase by around 3%, and an adjusted operating margin of around 8%. The expectation for the full year is for organic sales growth of more than 6%, and an adjusted operating margin of around 9.5%. Key FiguresFor Key Figures summary table, please refer to attached file below. Comments from Jan Carlson, Chairman, President & CEO“We ended 2014 with a quarter in which sales growth as well as operating margin exceeded our expectations. For the full year Autoliv returned a record $811 million to our shareholders through dividends and buy backs. In our active safety business we achieved 45% organic* growth for the year. I am proud of what our 60,000 employees achieved together in 2014. As of January 1, 2015 we have changed our operating structure and will have two reporting segments – Passive Safety and Electronics. By integrating our passive electronics and active safety businesses into a new segment we take the next step in the company’s development in the broader area of electronics. Our long-term target is to reach $2 billion in Electronics sales for 2019, out of which around $1 billion will be active safety sales. The trend in the automotive industry towards automation, and ultimately autonomous driving, is stronger than ever and we strive to create long-term growth and value in this developing field. In support of our strategy we will further increase investments in research and development for electronics and plan to hire up to 300 electronics engineers during the year. In 2015 we anticipate an expansion in overall operating margin despite record investments in both capital and R&D. This is made possible by our continued market leadership in passive safety. Our full year growth rate for active safety will be affected by the fact that new launches will mainly come in the later part of 2015. Our electronics margin is negatively affected by the stronger dollar. The unprecedented number of recalls during 2014 shows that our strategy of being the quality leader in all aspects of our business is the right and only choice. Related to the situation with airbag inflators in our industry we now have agreements with several OEMs for new supply capacity and are in discussions for more. We see this as a vote of confidence from our customers for our quality track record and reliable inflator technology. We enter 2015 with a relentless focus on quality. For the year we see good growth prospects together with continued investments in support of our long-term strategy, as well as improving margins.” An earnings conference call will be held at 2:00 p.m. (CET) today, January 29. To follow the webcast or to obtain the pin code and phone number, please access The conference slides will be available on our web site as soon as possible following the publication of this earnings report.

Ronnie Leten comments on Atlas Copco’s Q4 results

Fourth-quarter orders rose 24% year-on-year to MSEK 24 375 (19 714), supported by acquisitions and a strong service business. The organic increase was 2%. Revenues in the quarter reached a record of MSEK 25 360 (21 266). The adjusted operating profit was MSEK 4 886 (4 098), corresponding to a margin of 19.3% (19.3). The cash flow was the highest ever at MSEK 5 083 (2 563). “The year ended with very strong cash flow and with a good working capital development,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “Demand from the manufacturing industry was stable for equipment and strong for service. The service business for mining continued to grow.” Events during the quarter included the acquisition of Titan Technologies International Inc., a U.S.-based provider of powerful bolting tools. Also, Atlas Copco was again included in the annual United Nations Global Compact 100 stock index. Atlas Copco launched several new innovative products including a range of oil-free scroll compressors, a complete range of quality assurance equipment for the motor vehicle and general industries, and a range of medium sized face-drilling rigs for underground mining and tunneling. “Boosting customer productivity is our number one priority,” Ronnie Leten said. “We are continuously improving our efficiency while investing in top products and service as that will ensure our future growth.”The Board proposes a distribution to shareholders of SEK 12.00 per share through: · An annual dividend for 2014 of SEK 6.00 (5.50) per share, which will be paid in two installments. · An extra distribution of SEK 6.00 per share through mandatory redemption of shares.

The Atlas Copco Board of Directors’ proposal for mandatory share redemption

Without jeopardizing the capacity to finance further growth, the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting a mandatory share redemption procedure, whereby every share is split into one ordinary share and one redemption share. The redemption share is then automatically redeemed at SEK 6.00 per share. Excluding shares currently held by the company this corresponds to a total of MSEK 7 308. Combined with the proposed ordinary dividend of SEK 6.00 per share, shareholders will receive SEK 12.00 per share, which corresponds to MSEK 14 616. The redemption is subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting 2015 on the following: · Share split, through which each existing share, of series A as well as of series B, will be divided into two shares, of which one will be named redemption share. · Reduction of the share capital for repayment to the shareholders and for transfer to a fund to be used in accordance with the Annual General Meeting’s decision, to the extent that the reduction of the share capital is implemented by way of redemption of shares held by the Company. The reduction will be made by way of redemption of 1 229 613 104 shares, whereby shares of series A and series B will be redeemed in proportion to the number of shares of the respective series issued. · Increase of the share capital by SEK 393 004 095 by way of a bonus issue, whereby the Company's non-restricted equity is to be made use of. The proposed preliminary record day for the share split is May 18, 2015. Trading in the redemption shares is estimated to take place on NASDAQ Stockholm on May 19 – June 9, 2015, after which the redemption shares will automatically be redeemed. The payment of the redemption amount is estimated to be made around June 15, 2015.

Hansa Medical AB announces the formation of a medical advisory board for IdeS in anti-GBM disease

The members of the medical advisory board for anti-GBM disease include: Dr Mårten Segelmark, M.D. is Head of the Division of Drug Research (LÄFO) and Professor in Nephrology at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences (IMH), Linköping University. Dr. Segelmark received his medical degree from Lund University and completed fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before being appointed associate professor in Clinical Nephrology and senior consultant in Nephrology at Lund University Hospital. Dr Segelmark’s research is focused on the role of autoantibodies for the diagnosis and pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis and systemic vasculitis and he is a leading expert in anti-GBM disease. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. Dr Wladimir Szpirt, MD is a specialist in nephrology at Copenhagen University hospital, Denmark. Dr Szpirt received his degree and internal fellowship at Copenhagen University hospital. He is a member of ethical committees, steering committees and GCP societies as well as a number of professional societies within kidney-and autoimmune disease, including becoming the president for the International Society for Apheresis. Dr Szpirt’s research interest is in vasculitis, kidney disease and clinical trials and he has an extensive list of publications within this field. Dr. David RW Jayne, MD is Director of the Vasculitis and Lupus Clinic and Reader in Vasculitis at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Jayne received his bachelor of surgery degree and medical degree from Cambridge University, England and postgraduate training at several London hospitals and Harvard University. He is on the editorial board of 7 journals and serves as a referee for 45 journals. He is a medical advisor to UK, US and EU regulatory bodies, patient groups, and professional organizations and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. Dr Jayne’s research is focused on clinical evaluation of newer immunotherapeutics in vasculitis, lupus and immune-mediated renal disease and he coordinates international clinical research vasculitis network (EUVAS) and multi-center randomized controlled trials. About anti-GBM disease (Goodpasture’s Disease)Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and bleeding from the lungs became known as Goodpasture’s syndrome, based on a case report from 1919 by the pathologist Ernest William Goodpasture (1). Goodpasture’s syndrome or anti-GBM disease is a rare autoimmune disease (incidence 0.5-1 per million) in which IgG antibodies bind to the glomerular basement membrane resulting in rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis often associated with pulmonary hemorrhage (2). The diagnosis of anti-GBM disease is based on the detection of anti-GBM antibodies in conjunction with clinical symptoms. Anti-GBM disease has a poor prognosis and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis combined with lung hemorrhage often results in death of the patient if not treated. Despite treatment less than 30% of the patients survive with a preserved kidney function and among the surviving patients a majority end up in dialysis waiting for kidney transplantation. Early diagnosis and rapid treatment are important to stabilize kidney function and decrease lung bleeding. Current treatment aims to remove antibodies from the blood (plasmapheresis), to slow the production of anti-GBM antibodies (chemotherapy) and halt inflammation (glucocorticoids), thereby lowering disease activity. (1) Goodpasture EW. (1919) Am J Med Sci;158:863.(2) Hellmark T, Segelmark M. (2014) J Autoimmun.;48-49:108–12. About IdeSIdeS, a unique molecule with a novel mechanism, is a bacterial enzyme that cleaves human IgG antibodies. IdeS degrades all IgG specifically, swiftly and efficiently. IdeS has been tested for safety and efficacy in numerous in vitro and in vivo models. During 2013, a phase I clinical trial on 29 healthy subjects was conducted, demonstrating IdeS as efficacious and well tolerated with a favorable safety profile. During 2014, a phase II clinical trial in sensitized patients awaiting kidney transplantation was initiated, to be reported during 2015. In addition to transplantation, IdeS has potential indications within a variety of rare autoimmune diseases including anti-GBM disease. IdeS is protected by several patents and has been published in numerous peer review journals.

Båstad selects ultra-compact data centre solution from Proact

When upgrading its data centre, Båstad Municipality will install an all-new hardware solution – Omnicube by Simplivity Inc., to be delivered and deployed by Proact over the coming weeks. The Omnicube saves space as well as energy. The present server platform used by Båstad is housed in a refrigerator-sized cabinet with multiple hardware products, while the Omnicube solution is contained in a single unit, barely four inches high. ”We are currently addressing two trends which move in opposite directions: The demand for processing power and storage continues to rise rapidly, while the hardware becomes ever more compact and integrated,” says Dan Mårtensson, Regional Manager with Proact. ”The net result is still that we can deliver more capable solutions in less space. Båstad’s choice attests to a breakthrough for the new generation of hyper-converged hardware, and it is clear that all leading vendors have joined in this movement.” By switching to its new data centre equipment, Båstad will replace a number of physical servers, storage and networking units with an integrated system where all components are tuned and tested. The single Omnicube unit will run some 80 different applications that serve about 1,000 users within the municipality. ”We will reduce the energy requirements, both for powering the data centre and for cooling. We also get better performance, together with enhanced reliability and fault tolerance by duplicating all critical data centre functions,” says Robert Zackrisson, IT Operations Manager, Båstad Municipality. For added fault tolerance, Båstad Municipality will deploy two identical Omnicube units which serve as backups to each other. At the municipality office, a new data centre has been built in a room of just 16 square meters. The second unit will be located in another building across the street. Simplivity’s extremely compact Omnicube data centre products are based on hyperconvergence. Using this novel ”all-in-one” concept, multiple data centre functions which traditionally require separate hardware, are merged into a single unit, including servers, storage, backup and networking.

Press release from 2015 Annual General Meeting

MQ Holding AB held its Annual General Meeting on 29 January 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the AGM, the income statements and balance sheets of the Parent Company and the Group for the 2013/2014 financial year were approved. The AGM also approved the Board’s proposal for the distribution of profits through a dividend of SEK 1.36 per share. The record date was set as Monday, 2 February 2015 and payment is expected to be made through Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, 5 February 2015. The Board and CEO were discharged from liability for the 2013/2014 financial year. The AGM resolved that, until the next Annual General Meeting, the Board will comprise seven members. Arthur Engel, Annika Rost, Mernosh Saatchi, Michael Olsson and Bengt Jaller were re-elected as Board members, while Claes-Göran Sylvén and Anna Engebretsen were elected as new Board members. Claes-Göran Sylvén was elected Chairman of the Board and Bengt Jaller was elected Deputy Chairman. The AGM also approved an annual Board fee totalling SEK 1,600,000, of which SEK 400,000 for the Chairman and SEK 200,000 for each of the other Board members. Remuneration for committee work was approved at SEK 15,000 per meeting day. The decision means that the total Board remuneration is unchanged from the amount approved by the preceding AGM. The meeting resolved to approve an addition to article 7 of the Articles of Association that enables the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held, apart from where the Board has its registered office, in Stockholm. Moreover, a resolution was passed on principles for remuneration of senior executives, as well as a resolution on the establishment of a new Nomination Committee prior to the 2016 Annual General Meeting. For further information, please contact: Jennie Ahlgren, Chief Business Control/IR, telephone +46 (0)761-25 71 20Tony Siberg, Deputy CEO and CFO, telephone +46 (0)736-84 41 60 MQ is one of Sweden's leading branded fashion wear chains. Through a mixture of proprietary and external brands, MQ offers men and women high fashion clothing in attractive stores. The store chain currently has 120 stores and the objective is to establish MQ as the leading brand chain in the Nordic region. The MQ share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since June 18th, 2010. For more information, see (

Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2014 Report

CEO comment: “2014 was a year where we delivered on our commitments, despite the uncertainty in Norway and the significant transition from fixed to mobile in the Netherlands. Q4 2014 was no exception and we produced our 14th consecutive quarter of mobile growth, with end-user service revenue growing 7 percent as a result of a continued ability to monetize our customers’ increasing need for mobile data. The catalyst has been LTE/4G services and a range of customer propositions that provide great value and a great experience.” Financial highlights: Strong mobile end-user service revenue growth for the Group Mobile end-user service revenue grew by 7 percent amounting to SEK 3,205 (3,006) million,driven by improved monetization of mobile data. Mobile strength fuelled a quarter where totalnet sales grew by 4 percent to 6,876 (6,585) million, and EBITDA amounted to SEK 1,412(1,490) million. In the quarter EBITDA was impacted by marketing investments in Swedenbehind Value Champion and iPhone 6 launches. Additionally, EBITDA was impactednegatively by a data center fire in Sweden and positively by a license sale in Estonia. Healthy top and bottom line progress in Tele2 Sweden Mobile end-user service revenue in Sweden grew by 5 percent in Q4 2014 and EBITDAincreased to SEK 792 (722) million, both positively impacted by accelerated data usage inpredominantly the postpaid segment. Equipment sales were strong in the quarter amounting toSEK 759 (449) million, as a result of the iPhone 6 launch, of which SEK 180 (0) million wasfrom sales to distributors. Maintained positive customer intake within mobile for Tele2 Netherlands Tele2 Netherlands continued to gain market share by adding 22,000 (62,000) customers andtaking the total mobile customer base to 813,000 (694,000). Mobile end-user service revenueamounted to SEK 301 (261) million, growing by 15 percent in Q4 2014. Improved customer intake for Tele2 Kazakhstan Customer intake increased to 205,000 (-393,000) in Q4 2014, partly because of the newcommission structure and partly due to new price plans as a reaction to increased competition.Improved quality of customer intake and increasing data consumption supported theoperational development. As a result, Mobile end-user service revenue grew by 12 percent inQ4 2014, amounting to SEK 280 (251) million despite being impacted by devaluation of thelocal currency and increased competitive pressure. Through improved operational scale andlower interconnect levels, EBITDA amounted to SEK 17 (-7) million. Sale of Tele2 Norway On December 1, 2014, the competition authority in Norway preliminary rejected thetransaction. To be able to complete the transaction, the parties have presented a new proposalto the authority. The sale will be completed after approval by regulatory authorities, which isexpected in Q1 2015. Challenger program A group-wide program focused on increasing productivity was launched in the quarter. Theprogram will build over the next 3 years and reap full benefits of SEK 1 billion per annumstarting in 2018. The investment required will be SEK 1 billion, phased over the next 3 years.In the quarter EBIT was impacted by SEK -10 million by the program (Note 2). The Board of Directors recommend a dividend for 2014 amounting to SEK 4.85 The Board has decided to amend the progressive dividend policy to an annual 10 percentdividend growth for the coming 3 years. The Board therefore recommends an ordinarydividend of SEK 4.85 (4.40) per share in respect of the financial year 2014. The full year and fourth quarter report is available on Presentation full year and Q4 2014 result Tele2 will host a presentation with the possibility to join through a conference call, for the global financial community at 10:00 am CET (09:00 am GMT/04:00 am EST) on Friday, January 30, 2015. The presentation will be held in English and also made available as a webcast on Tele2’s website: Dial-in information: To ensure that you are connected to the conference call, please dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference call to register your attendance. Dial-in numbers:United Kingdom: +442033645374Sweden: +46850556474USA: +18557532230 Contacts: Mats GranrydPresident & CEOTelephone: + 46 (0)8 5620 0060 Allison KirkbyCFOTelephone: +46 (0)8 5620 0060 Lars TorstenssonEVP, Group Communication & StrategyTelephone: + 46 702 73 48 79 TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 14 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services and content services. 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 2014, we had net sales of SEK 26 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.9 billion

Project Panther Bidco Ltd launches a recommended cash offer of SEK 1.05 per share to the shareholders of Aspiro AB

Summary · All shareholders of Aspiro are offered SEK 1.05 in cash per share in Aspiro. · The price offered for the shares represents a premium of 59.1 percent for the Aspiro share compared to the closing price on 29 January 2015, the last trading day prior to the announcement, of SEK 0.66 and 58.7 percent for the Aspiro share compared to the volume-weighted average trading prices over the 90 calendar days ending on 29 January 2015 of SEK 0.66. · The independent bid committee of the board of directors of Aspiro has unanimously[2] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftn2) recommended Aspiro’s shareholders to accept the offer. Aspiro’s independent bid committee has in connection thereto obtained a fairness opinion from ABG Sundal Collier, in which it is stated that the Offer is fair from a financial point of view subject to the preconditions and assumptions stated in the opinion. · Streaming Media AS (“SM”), which holds approximately 75.9 percent of the shares and votes in Aspiro, has through an agreement with Panther, subject only to Panther complying in all material aspects with the Takeover Rules and good stock market practice in Sweden, irrevocably and unconditionally committed to accept the Offer. · An offer document regarding the Offer is expected to be made public on or about 17 February 2015. · The acceptance period for the Offer is expected to begin on or about 19 February 2015 and expire on or about 11 March 2015. Commencement of settlement is expected to begin approximately one week after the expiry of the acceptance period. Background and reasons for the Offer Aspiro is a media technology company in the forefront of the ongoing redefinition of music consumption. Through the subscription services WiMP and TIDAL, Aspiro offers a complete experience of higher HiFi quality. The platform encompasses audio, video and integrated editorial features. Panther is controlled by S. Carter Enterprises, LLC (“SCE”) which has for some time followed the development of Aspiro and believes that Aspiro is an innovative high-quality company with strong future growth potential. SCE holds interests in leading international music, media and entertainment companies and believes that significant opportunities exist to further develop Aspiro in a focused private environment outside of the stock exchange. Panther can, as an active owner with significant resources for expansion, further technology investment and strong industrial and content production networks, provide long term support for the management and the business in order to utilize and fully capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead. Panther believes that the recent developments in the entertainment industry, with the migration to music and media streaming, offers great potential for increased entertainment consumption and an opportunity for artists to further promote their music.  Panther’s strategic ambition revolves around global expansion and up-scaling of Aspiro’s platform, technology and services. After the completion of the Offer, Panther will, together with the management team of Aspiro, determine the optimal strategy for Aspiro’s operations. Given Panther’s strong ambitions for Aspiro, an international expansion will require extended global operations and organizational structure. However, Panther does currently not foresee any material changes to the management and employees or their terms of employment. The Offer Consideration All shareholders of Aspiro are offered SEK 1.05 in cash per share in Aspiro.[3] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftn3) The offer price under the Offer will be adjusted accordingly should Aspiro, prior to the settlement of the Offer, distribute a dividend or in any other way distribute or transfer funds or assets to its shareholders. No commission will be charged in respect of the settlement of the shares tendered to Panther under the Offer. Premiums The price of the Offer represents a premium of:[4] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftn4) · 59.1 percent for the Aspiro share compared to the closing price on 29 January 2015, the last trading day prior to the announcement, of SEK 0.66; and · 58.7 percent for the Aspiro share compared to the volume-weighted average trading prices over the 90 calendar days ending on 29 January 2015 of SEK 0.66. Total value of the Offer The total value of the Offer amounts to SEK 464,085,035.40.[5] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftn5) Acceptance period and settlement The acceptance period for the Offer is expected to begin on or about 19 February 2015 and expire on or about 11 March 2015. Commencement of settlement is expected to begin approximately one week after the expiry of the acceptance period. Conditions for completion of the Offer The completion of the Offer is conditional upon: i.                        that the Offer is accepted to the extent that Panther becomes the owner of more than 90 percent of the total number of shares in Aspiro (calculated before as well as on a fully diluted basis); ii.                        that, with respect to the Offer, the acquisition of Aspiro and the execution thereof, all necessary permits, approvals, decisions and similar clearances from authorities, including competition authorities, have been received, in each case on terms which, in Panther’s opinion, are acceptable; iii.                        that Panther does not discover that any information publicly disclosed by Aspiro or otherwise made available to Panther is materially inaccurate, incomplete or misleading or that any material information that should have been publicly disclosed by Aspiro has not been so disclosed; iv.                        that neither the Offer nor the acquisition of Aspiro and its execution is wholly or partly prevented or materially adversely affected by any legislation or other regulation, court decision, public authority decision, action by third party or similar circumstance, which is actual or could reasonably be anticipated and is outside of the control of Panther, and which Panther could not reasonably have foreseen at the time of the announcement of the Offer; v.                        that no circumstance, which Panther did not have knowledge of at the time of the announcement of the Offer, has occurred or is likely to occur which has a material adverse effect on, or can reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect upon the sales, results, liquidity, solidity, equity or assets of Aspiro and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole; and vi.                        that Aspiro does not take any measures that are typically intended to impair the prerequisites for the implementation of the Offer. Panther reserves the right to withdraw the Offer in the event that it is clear that any, several or all of the above conditions are not fulfilled in whole or in part or cannot be fulfilled. However, with regard to conditions (ii) – (vi), such withdrawal will only be made provided that the non-fulfillment of such condition is of material importance to Panther’s acquisition of Aspiro. Panther reserves the right to waive, in whole or in part, one or several of the conditions above, including, with respect to condition (i) above, to complete the Offer at a lower level of acceptance. Description of Panther Panther is a limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales whose address is 1411 Broadway, 39th Floor, New York, NY 10018, USA. Panther is indirectly owned by SCE, which is controlled by Shawn Carter. Panther is newly established for purposes of making the Offer and has therefore no financial history. However, Panther has secured financing of the Offer through SCE. Financing of the Offer Panther will finance the Offer with funds committed by SCE. Accordingly, the completion of the Offer is not conditional upon any financing being obtained. Recommendation by Aspiro’s independent bid committee The independent bid committee of the board of directors of Aspiro has unanimously[6] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftn6) recommended Aspiro’s shareholders to accept the offer. The independent bid committee of Aspiro has obtained a fairness opinion from ABG Sundal Collier concluding that, in their opinion and subject to the qualifications and assumptions set out therein, the Offer price is fair to Aspiro’s shareholders from a financial point of view. The recommendation and the fairness opinion will be included in the offer document. Undertaking to accept the Offer SM, which holds 335,638,694 shares in Aspiro, corresponding to approximately 75.9 percent of the shares and votes in Aspiro, has through an agreement with Panther, subject only to Panther complying in all material aspects with the Takeover Rules and good stock market practice in Sweden, irrevocably and unconditionally undertaken to accept the Offer and to tender its shares to Panther in the Offer. Approvals from competition authorities As indicated above, the completion of the Offer is conditional upon, inter alia, all necessary approvals or similar from competition authorities being obtained. Panther expects such necessary approvals to be granted. Acquisition of employee stock options Panther has with approval from Aspiro’s independent committee undertaken to acquire employee stock options that have vested at an amount corresponding their fundamental value, meaning the difference between the price per share in the Offer and the strike price of the employee stock options. Panther’s holding of financial instruments in Aspiro Panther currently does not hold or control any shares in Aspiro or any holdings of financial instruments which gives Panther a financial exposure equivalent to a shareholding in Aspiro. Panther has not acquired any shares in Aspiro during the last six months prior to the announcement of the Offer. Panther may acquire, or enter into arrangements to acquire, shares in Aspiro during the acceptance period. Any purchases made or arranged shall be in accordance with Swedish law and disclosed in accordance with applicable rules. Due diligence Panther has, in connection with the preparation for the Offer, conducted a due diligence and, in connection therewith, met with the management of the Company. During the due diligence, Panther has, inter alia, reviewed agreements and financial information. Aspiro has informed Panther that no information has been disclosed during this process to Panther that has not already been made public and that can reasonably be expected to affect the price of Aspiro’s shares, with the exception of certain limited unaudited financial information regarding Aspiro’s report for the fourth quarter 2014. As a result, Aspiro has decided to bring forward the announcement of such financial information to 5 February 2015. Agreement with Aspiro Aspiro has undertaken, subject to its fiduciary duties, not to actively solicit any competing bidders between the period 13 December 2014 and 31 January 2015. Preliminary timetable[7] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftn7) Preliminary date for publication of the offer document           17 February 2015 Preliminary dates for the acceptance period                            19 February – 11 March 2015 Preliminary date of commencement of settlement                  18 March 2015 Panther reserves the right to extend the acceptance period, as well as to postpone the settlement date. Compulsory redemption proceedings and delisting As soon as possible after Panther has acquired shares representing more than 90 percent of the total number of shares in Aspiro, Panther intends to commence compulsory redemption proceedings under the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551) to acquire all remaining shares in Aspiro. In connection therewith, Panther intends to promote delisting of Aspiro shares from Nasdaq Stockholm. Applicable law and disputes The Offer, as well as the agreements entered into between Panther and the shareholders in Aspiro as a result of the Offer, shall be governed and construed in accordance with substantive Swedish law. Any dispute regarding the Offer, or which arises in connection therewith, shall be exclusively settled by Swedish courts, and the City Court of Stockholm shall be the court of first instance. The Takeover Rules and the Swedish Securities Council’s rulings regarding interpretation and application of the Takeover Rules, including, where applicable, the Swedish Securities Council’s interpretation and application of the formerly applicable Rules on Public Offers for the Acquisition of Shares issued by the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee, are applicable to the Offer. Furthermore, Panther has, in accordance with the Swedish Act on Public Takeovers on the Stock Market (Sw. lag (2006:451) om offentliga uppköpserbjudanden på aktiemarknaden), on 30 January 2015 contractually undertaken towards Nasdaq Stockholm to fully comply with said rules and statements and to submit to any sanctions that can be imposed by Nasdaq Stockholm in event of breach of the Takeover Rules. Panther has on 30 January 2015 informed the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen) about the Offer and the above mentioned undertakings towards Nasdaq Stockholm. Advisors SEB is financial advisor and Roschier Advokatbyrå (as to Swedish law), Thommessen (as to Norwegian law) and Cummings & Lockwood and Pryor Cashman (as to US law) are legal advisors to Panther in connection with the Offer. Project Panther Bidco Ltd Sole director For additional information contact: Birgitta Henriksson, +46 8 410 32 180 or This information was submitted for publication on 30 January 2015 at 07:45 a.m. (CET). Questions concerning the Offer: In case of questions concerning the Offer, please contact SEB Emissioner at the following telephone number: +46 8 639 27 50. Information is also available at Panther’s website ( and SEB’s website for prospectuses and offer documents ( Important notice The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States or in or into any other jurisdictions where such offer pursuant to legislation and regulations in such relevant jurisdictions would be prohibited by applicable law (together, the “Restricted Jurisdictions”) or by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the Internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or of any facility of national security exchange, of any Restricted Jurisdiction, and the Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within, any Restricted Jurisdiction. Accordingly, this press release and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being and should not be sent, mailed or otherwise distributed or forwarded in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction. This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in any Restricted Jurisdiction. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in any Restricted Jurisdiction must not forward this press release or any other document received in connection with the Offer to such persons. Statements in this press release relating to future status or circumstances, including statements regarding future performance, growth and other trend projections and the other benefits of the Offer, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as “anticipates”, “intends”, “expects”, “believes”, or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of Panther. Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Panther has no obligation (and undertakes no such obligation) to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except for in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftnref1) The Company has issued warrants, which after re-calculation amount to 17,465,067. However, as all those warrants are held by the wholly-owned subsidiary Aspiro Innovation AB, they are excluded from the Offer in accordance with section II.12 of the Takeover Rules. [2] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftnref2) Trond Berger and Rolf Kristian Presthus are board members of SM and are conflicted following the point in time when SM entered into an undertaking to tender all its shares in Aspiro in the Offer. However, the board of directors is quorate also without those two conflicted board members as three out of five board members have the right to participate in the board of directors’ deliberations and decisions regarding the Offer. [3] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftnref3) The Company has issued warrants, which after re-calculation amount to 17,465,067. However, as all those warrants are held by the wholly-owned subsidiary Aspiro Innovation AB, they are excluded from the Offer in accordance with section II.12 of the Takeover Rules. [4] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftnref4) Source for Panther share prices: Bloomberg. [5] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftnref5) Based on an aggregate of 441,985,748 outstanding shares in Aspiro. [6] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftnref6) Trond Berger and Rolf Kristian Presthus are board members of SM and are conflicted following the point in time when SM entered into an undertaking to tender all its shares in Aspiro in the Offer. However, the board of directors is quorate also without those two conflicted board members as three out of five board members have the right to participate in the board of directors’ deliberations and decisions regarding the Offer. [7] (http://file//brunswick.pri/core/bnet/files/Companies/14342/Accounts/31350/Lists/Shared%20Documents/Malibu/Final%20releases/Project%20Malibu%20-%20Offer%20press%20release.DOCX#_ftnref7) All dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Statement by Aspiro’s independent bid committee in relation to Project Panther Bidco’s public takeover offer

Background This statement is made by the Independent Bid Committee[1] of Aspiro AB (publ) ("Aspiro" or the "Company") pursuant to section II.19 of the Rules concerning Public Takeover Offers on the Stock Market adopted by Nasdaq Stockholm (the "Takeover Rules"). On 30 January 2015, Project Panther Bidco Ltd ("Panther"), indirectly owned by S. Carter Enterprises, LLC (“SCE”), has, through a press release, announced a public offer to the shareholders of Aspiro to tender all shares in the Company to Panther for a consideration of SEK 1.05 per share in Aspiro (the "Offer").[2] Based on Aspiro's closing share price of SEK 0.66 as of 29 January 2015, the Offer values each Aspiro share at SEK 1.05 and the total value of the Offer at approximately SEK 464 million.[3] The Offer represents a premium of: · 59.1 per cent for each Aspiro share compared to the closing price on 29 January 2015, the last trading day prior to the announcement, of SEK 0.66; and · 58.7 per cent for each Aspiro share compared to the volume-weighted average trading prices over the last 90 calendar days ending on 29 January 2015 of SEK 0.66. The acceptance period for the Offer is expected to commence on or about 19 February 2015 and expire on or about 11 March 2015. Commencement of settlement is expected to begin approximately one week after the expiry of the acceptance period. The Offer is, inter alia, conditional upon that it is accepted to the extent that Panther becomes the owner of more than 90 per cent of the total number of shares in Aspiro and that Panther receives the necessary regulatory approvals for the acquisition. The board of directors of Aspiro received an indication of interest from SCE on 3 December 2014, and following negotiations, on 13 December 2014, SCE was permitted to initiate a due diligence in connection with the preparations pertaining to the Offer. Apart from limited unaudited financial information from Aspiro’s year-end report for 2014, no information which could reasonably be deemed as price sensitive for the shares of Aspiro has been disclosed to SCE or Panther during the due diligence process. The Independent Bid Committee has, due to SCE having reviewed the unaudited financial information, resolved to bring forward the date of publication of Aspiro’s year-end report for 2014 from 12 February 2015 to 5 February 2015, which will also be included in the offer document to be published by Panther. The date of publication for the offer document is expected to or around 17 February 2015. According to today’s press release by Panther, on 30 January 2015, Streaming Media AS, which holds approximately 75.9 per cent of the shares and votes in Aspiro, has through an agreement with Panther, subject only to Panther complying in all material respects with the Takeover Rules and good stock market practice in Sweden, irrevocably and unconditionally committed to accept the Offer. The members of the board of directors Trond Berger (chairman of the board of directors) and Rolf Kristian Presthus have, due to closely related parties’ undertakings of accepting the Offer, not participated in the preparation of, or the decision pertaining to, the statement of the board of directors in relation to the Offer. Instead, these measures have been taken on behalf of the board of directors by a bid committee consisting of the independent board members Fredrik Bjørland (chairman of the committee), Johan Forsberg and Taina Malén (the “Independent Bid Committee”). The Independent Bid Committee constitutes a quorate board for Aspiro.[4] Fairness opinion The Independent Bid Committee has, in support of its statement, resolved to obtain a fairness opinion from an independent third party. The Independent Bid Committee has engaged ABG Sundal Collier (“ABG”) to provide a fairness opinion as to the fairness of the Offer price from a financial point of view to the shareholders of Aspiro. According to the fairness opinion, which has been attached to this press release and made available at, ABG is of the opinion that the Offer, subject to the terms and conditions as set out in the opinion, is fair from a financial point of view to the shareholders of Aspiro. The Independent Bid Committee’s recommendation In accordance with the Takeover Rules, the board of directors of Aspiro shall publish its opinion on the Offer and its reasons for such opinion. The following statement is therefore made by the Independent Bid Committee within the board of directors of Aspiro: In assessing the Offer, the Independent Bid Committee has taken into account a number of factors considered relevant. These factors include, but are not limited to, Aspiro’s current financial position, expected future development and potential and related opportunities and challenges. The Independent Bid Committee has also analysed the Offer using the methods normally used for evaluating offers for listed companies, including the bid premium in relation to the share price, Aspiro’s valuation in relation to comparable listed companies and comparable acquisitions, the short and long-term consequences for the Company to remain in a publicly listed environment, the stock market’s expectation of the development of Aspiro’s profitability and share price, as well as the board of directors’ expectation of Aspiro’s long-term value based on expected future cash flows. In its evaluation of the Offer, the Independent Bid Committee has also taken into account that shareholders representing approximately 75.9 per cent of the shares have entered into an irrevocable undertaking to accept the Offer, subject only to Panther complying in all material respects with the Takeover Rules and good stock market practice in Sweden in connection with the Offer launch. For some time, the board of directors of Aspiro has worked with the need of securing the requisite funding in order to implement the comprehensive strategic plan for the Company as approved by the board of directors. Due to the Company’s need to strengthen its capital structure, a rights issue to the shareholders of Aspiro, which provided Aspiro with approximately SEK 60 million after issue expenses, was resolved on in the spring of 2014 and effected in June 2014. The funding enabled the Company’s expansion to, inter alia, the UK and the US under the brand name TIDAL. In the rights issue prospectus, the board of directors also expressed the potential need of meeting future capital requirements by other means. During the autumn of 2014, Aspiro engaged the financial advisor Mooreland Partners LLP to further investigate the possibility of alternative solutions in order for the Company to realise its strategic plans and potential, thereby securing the Company’s value to the benefit of its shareholders. After having reviewed the Offer and the Offer documentation in connection therewith, the Independent Bid Committee is of the opinion that Panther, indirectly owned by SCE and controlled by Shawn Carter, possesses the proprietary relationships, industry knowledge, as well as economic strength and the necessary commitment in order to realise Aspiro’s strategic plan of expanding the Company’s business and brand globally. Under the Takeover Rules, the board of directors is also required, based on what Panther has stated in its announcement of the Offer, to present its views on the impact that the completion of the Offer may have on Aspiro and its views on Panther’s strategic plans for Aspiro and the impact that such could be expected to have on employment and on the locations where Aspiro conducts its business. The Independent Bid Committee notes that in the press release announcing the Offer, Panther states that its indirect owner SCE holds interests in leading international music, media and entertainment companies and believes that significant opportunities exist to further develop Aspiro in a focused private environment outside of the stock exchange where Panther, as an active owner with significant resources for expansion, further technology investment and strong industrial and content production networks, can provide long-term support for the management and the business that is needed in order to capture and fully capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead. Panther does currently not foresee any material changes to the management and employees or their terms of employment. In light of the foregoing, the Independent Bid Committee does not foresee any negative effects on either employment or the locations where Aspiro conducts business. In summary: · The Offer from Panther is launched following a structured and diligent process conducted by Aspiro, in which a number of strategic options have been identified and evaluated; · Panther is deemed to possess the capacity to develop the Company in a privately owned environment, based on SCE’s intricate position in the industry and its financial capabilities; · The Offer represents a premium of 58.7 per cent compared to the volume-weighted average share price for the Company’s share during the last three months; · Significant shareholders, representing approximately 75.9 per cent of the shares in Aspiro, have entered into a binding and irrevocable undertaking with Panther to accept the Offer, subject only to Panther complying in all material respects with the Takeover Rules and good stock market practice in Sweden in connection with the Offer launch; and · The conclusion made by the independent advisor ABG in the so-called fairness opinion is that the Offer is fair from a financial point of view.  In light of the above, the Independent Bid Committee within the board of directors unanimously recommends all shareholders in Aspiro to accept Panther’s Offer of SEK 1.05 per share in Aspiro. Upon reading this recommendation, it should be noted that Aspiro entered into an agreement with SCE dated 13 December 2014 whereby the board of directors undertook to refrain from actively soliciting offers from third parties during the period in which SCE performed its due diligence. As SCE reconfirmed its continued interest, the agreed exclusivity has been prolonged and will expire on 31 January 2015. The board of directors found it warranted to enter into this undertaking due to the short duration of the undertaking, the seriousness of the offeror, as well as the board of directors’ sounding of the market during the autumn of 2014. The exclusivity did not prevent the board of directors from negotiating with parties that had not been actively solicited by the board of directors. SCE and Panther have during the same period been prohibited from taking any action that could limit the Company’s business and from entering into any contract to acquire shares in Aspiro before the formal launch of a public takeover offer. Remuneration to senior management in connection with the Offer As mentioned above, Aspiro’s board of directors chose, during the autumn of 2014, to engage Mooreland Partners LLP to examine alternative solutions to realise the Company’s strategic plans and potential, in order to thereby ensure shareholder value. Due to the increased work load that necessitated in conjunction with discussions with potential investors as well as the importance of the senior management for Aspiro’s long-term expansion plans, the board of directors chose to establish and implement specific incentives to retain top management as employees of the Company regardless of a change of majority shareholder in Aspiro. Aspiro’s board of directors has therefore decided on the following transaction-related remuneration to the top management (based on the Offer price less advisor fees), which applies to the Chief Executive Officer Andy Chen, Chief Financial Officer Christopher Hart, Chief Commercial Officer Peter Tonstad and Chief Technical Officer Rune Lending, consisting of cash remuneration payable upon completion of the Offer and in case each provided the manager has remained employed in the same position (excluding social security contributions and based on estimated final advisor fees in the anticipated transaction): Andy Chen, CEO: approximately SEK 3 million Other management: approximately SEK 3.3 million An increased price per share of the Offer price of SEK 1.05 would entail proportionally increased remuneration, where the CEO and remaining management would stand to receive 2.9 per cent and 3.33 per cent (altogether) respectively of the value of an increased offer, however with an overall cap of all aggregated remuneration to senior management being set to SEK 30 million (excluding social security contributions). The payment of remuneration is conditional upon, inter alia, that a change in majority owner occurs, that each respective manager has used his or her best efforts to ensure the transaction is executed on the best possible terms for Aspiro and its shareholders, and that the manager remains in his or her position for at least six months following the transaction. It is the board of directors’ assessment that the transaction related remuneration is not covered by the strict wording of the remuneration principles for senior management adopted by the annual general meeting 2014. The board of directors is however of the opinion that the remuneration is in accordance with the purpose of the principles and that the deviation from the principles is justified due to the extensive burden assumed by senior management in conjunction with the Offer as well as the management’s strategic importance for the launch of the Offer. Furthermore, the maximum aggregated remuneration is, even if aggregated with the transaction-related remuneration, within the overall cap stipulated in the principles for remuneration to the senior management adopted by the annual general meeting 2014. Advisors The board of directors of Aspiro has appointed Mooreland Partners LLP as its financial advisor and Vinge as its legal advisor on matters relating to the Offer. ABG Sundal Collier has been engaged to issue a fairness opinion in relation to the Offer. Malmö, 30 January 2015 Aspiro AB (publ) The board of directors, through the Independent Bid Committee Aspiro AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Securities Markets Act and the Takeover Rules. The information was submitted for publication at 8:00 am CET on 30 January 2015. This statement shall in all aspects be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Swedish law. Any disputes relating to or arising in connection with this statement shall be settled exclusively by Swedish courts. For futher information: Fredrik Bjørland, chairman of the Independent Bid Committee, Phone number +47 95 20 18 50, E-mail fredrik.bjorland @ Conference call The Independent Bid Committee will also host a conference call to answer questions relating to the Offer. Time: 30 January 2015 at 2:00 pm CET Phone number: +46 (0) 8 505 59 840 PIN: #357596 Aspiro in brief Aspiro is a media technology company on the forefront in the ongoing redefinition of music consumption. Through its subscription service WiMP, the company offers a complete music experience with HiFi quality audio and integrated editorial, magazine and video. In parallel, Aspiro is a content provider to the online media industry through RADR, helping its partners to attract and retain visitors on their web sites. For more information, please visit ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] Defined below. [2] Aspiro has issued warrants, which after re-calculation amount to 17,465,067. However, as all those warrants are held by the wholly-owned subsidiary Aspiro Innovation AB, they are excluded from the Offer in accordance with section II.12 of the Takeover Rules. [3] Based on an aggregate of 441,985,748 outstanding shares in Aspiro. [4] Trond Berger and Rolf Kristian Presthus are members of the board of directors of Streaming Media AS although due to the fact that Streaming Media AS entered into an irrevocable agreement to sell its share holdings in Aspiro in the Offer such persons have a conflict of interest. The board of directors is however still a quorate board in relation to questions relating to the Offer without the two conflicted board members due to the fact that three out of five board members are duly authorised to participate in the board of directors’ deliberations and resolutions relating to the Offer.

Axis: Year-end report January – December 2014

The fourth quarter · Net sales increased by 16 percent during the fourth quarter to SEK 1,504 M (1,299). Net sales increased by 7 percent in local currencies · Operating profit amounted to SEK 199 M (166), which corresponds to an operating margin of 13.2 percent (12.8) · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 156 M (117) · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 2.24 (1.68) · The board proposes a dividend of SEK 6.00, of which SEK 3.25 is an extra dividend (SEK 5.50 of which SEK 3.00 was an extra dividend. January - December · Net sales increased by 16 percent during the period to SEK 5,450 M (4,717). Net sales increased by 12 percent in local currencies · Operating profit increased to SEK 715 M (640), which corresponds to an operating margin of 13.1 percent (13.6) · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 539 M (479) · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 7.76 (6.89) President’s message“Sales for the full-year 2014 increased by 12 percent in local currency. The turbulence in Russia and Ukraine continues to have a negative impact on sales in the EMEA region. Meanwhile, we continue to see a strong performance in several emerging markets. During the quarter, we saw falling inventory levels among distributors in the US. During the year, our offering was strengthened with new innovative network cameras and we also made important investments directed towards the various market segments. By taking a greater responsibility for the overall system, we further strengthen our position in relation to partners and end-customers. In the quarter, the organization grew by 74 new employees. For the full-year, the number of employees increased by 314 people. At year-end, the number of employees totaled 1,941. During the fourth quarter, one of Axis’ contract manufacturers was affected by a fire, which totally destroyed the production unit. Thanks to continually proactive work involving a number of subcontractors, the situation could be handled with a limited impact on sales.” Ray Mauritsson, President   Invitation to telephone conferenceTime: Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.Dial-in number: + 46 8 566 426 90Participants from Axis AB will be: Ray Mauritsson, President, and Fredrik Sjöstrand, CFO.The presentation will be webcasted live at: ( full report and slide presentation is available on: For more information, please contact:Johan Lundin, Manager, Investor Relations, Telephone: + 46 (0)46-272 18 00, E-mail: The information in this interim report is such that Axis is required to disclose in accordance with the Securities Market Act. Submitted for publication at 08.00 a.m. (CET) on 30th of January 2015. About Axis CommunicationsAxis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets. Axis has more than 1,900 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 75,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website Axis Communications AB, Address: Emdalavägen 14, 223 69 LUND, Sweden, Phone +46 46 272 18 00, Fax +46 46 13 61 30 

Change in number of shares and votes in Aerocrine

With reference to Chapter 4 Section 9 in ”lagen (1991:980) om handel med finansiella instrument” it’s hereby announced that through the  subscription by a new share issue related to the company’s stock option program in Aerocrine the number of shares and votes in Aerocrine has increased during January 2015 as specified in the table below. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHANGE IN NUMBER OF SHARES DUE TO THE ONGOING RIGHTS SHARE ISSUE WILL BE PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 27TH). Number of shares and votesJanuary 1, 2015 155 063 162Increase 353 225January 30, 2015 155 416 387 Solna January 30, 2015 Aerocrine AB (publ.) For further information, please contact: Marshall Woodworth, CFO, +1 919 749 8748 or +46 709 695 219 About Aerocrine Aerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as Asthma. Within this sector, Aerocrine is the world leader. Aerocrine markets NIOX MINO® and NIOX VERO®, which enables fast and reliable point-of-care measurement of airway inflammation. These products plays a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients affected with inflammatory airway diseases. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Aerocrine shares have been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 2007 (AERO-B.ST). For more information please visit and +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+|Aerocrine may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant||to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. ||The information was submitted for publication at 08:00 am on January 30, 2015.|+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Year-end Report 2014

JANUARY 1–DECEMBER 31, 2014 (compared with same period a year ago) · Net sales rose 12% (10% excluding exchange rate effects and divestments) to SEK 104,054m (92,873) · Organic sales growth, which excludes exchange rate effects, acquisitions and divestments, was 3% (4% including Vinda’s organic sales growth) · Operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, rose 14% (12% excluding exchange rate effects and divestments) to SEK 11,849m (10,381) · The operating margin, excluding items affecting comparability, was 11.4% (11.2%) · Profit before tax, excluding items affecting comparability, rose 17% (14% excluding exchange rate effects and divestments) to SEK 10,888m (9,320) · Items affecting comparability totaled SEK -1,400m (-1,239) · Earnings per share were SEK 9.40 (7.90) · Cash flow from current operations was SEK 8,149m (6,252) · The Board of Directors proposes an increase in the dividend by 10.5% to SEK 5.25 per share (4.75). · Recalculations have been made for previous periods on account of new and amended IFRSs and rules governing consolidated financial statements and joint arrangements (see note 6)  (Table included in attached pdf)   CEO’S COMMENTSIn 2014 SCA delivered its highest profit before tax ever and good organic sales growth. We increased our operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, by SEK 1,468m. We achieved this thanks to the continued work with our strategic priorities – growth, innovation, and efficiency. During the year SCA strengthened its cooperation with the Chinese company Vinda, in which SCA is the majority shareholder, by transferring its hygiene operations in China, Hong Kong and Macau to Vinda. We also continued our successful innovation work and introduced about thirty innovations and product launches under the Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Saba, Tempo, TENA and Tork brands, among others. Our work on achieving increased cost efficiency continues. Our three efficiency programs have continued to deliver substantial savings. Two of the programs were concluded at year-end, however, our work with productivity and cost-efficiency continues. The year was characterized by weak performance of the global economy and geopolitical tensions. The global market for hygiene products was affected by higher competition and low growth in mature markets. Consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased by 17% compared with the same period a year ago. Organic sales growth was 4% (5% including Vinda’s organic sales growth), with growth across all business areas. Growth was mainly related to the hygiene operations’ emerging markets and the Forest Products business area. Operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability and gains on forest swaps, rose 20% (3% including gains on forest swaps during the same period a year ago), which is SCA’s highest quarterly profit ever. The increase is mainly attributable to a better price/mix, higher volumes, cost savings and the acquisition of the majority shareholding in the Chinese company Vinda. Higher raw material costs resulting from higher prices and a stronger dollar had a negative impact on earnings. The operating margin, excluding items affecting comparability, was 11.9%. Operating cash flow increased by 31%. The Board of Directors proposes an increase in the dividend, by 10.5% to SEK 5.25 per share.Tissue posted a considerably higher operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period a year ago. Operating profit was favorably affected by higher volumes, cost savings and the acquisition of the majority shareholding in the Chinese company Vinda. Consolidation of Vinda had a negative impact on the margin. Personal Care increased its earnings as a result of higher volumes and cost savings, which compensated for higher raw material costs. The lower operating profit for Forest Products is explained by gains on forest swaps during the fourth quarter of 2013. Excluding this effect, earnings increased mainly as a result of higher prices (including exchange rate effects) and cost savings. For further information, please contact:Johan Karlsson, Vice President Investor Relations, Group Function Communications, +46 8 788 51 30Karl Stoltz, Media Relations Manager, Group Function Communications, +46 8 788 51 55Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications, +46 8 788 52 34  NBSCA discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. This report has been prepared in both Swedish and English versions. In case of variations in the content between the two versions, the Swedish version shall govern. Submitted for publication on January 30, 2015, at 08.00 CET. This report has not been reviewed by the company’s auditors.