Picture My World Gives Interior Designers a Secret Weapon: Wall Murals

Bespoke wallpaper mural company Picture My World (http://picturemyworld.co.uk/about-us) is giving interior designers a secret weapon to wow their clients – the chance to transform a child’s bedroom with just one purchase.  Vibrant wall murals enable interior designers to forgo the hassle of wallpaper, paint and vinyl wall stickers and are no doubt more impressive.  Contemporary, effective and easy to apply, choose from a range of designs from professional artists or the revolutionary digital upload to create a one-of-a-kind design. Picture My World enables designers to create their own hand drawn designs (http://picturemyworld.co.uk/bespoke-murals) and digitally upload them for the customer to see. The company already works with a wide range of global artists and illustrators whose artwork is highly esteemed, gracing children’s books, games, wrapping paper, toys and cards. Working in tandem with children and parents, the company suggests images and designs to encapsulate every child ensuring that every taste is catered to. Nevertheless, the mural experts also offer a bespoke service, allowing people to create their very own mural design.  Interior designers can simply click the ‘upload your own’ tab and select their own image, whether it be a personal client photograph or a unique hand drawn or digitally rendered design. The only requirement is that images are above 100 DPI in order to be printed to the desired high quality. Designers need simply measure the dimensions of the area where they wish to position the mural at its highest and widest point, allowing a margin of error by adding extra to the measurement in the event of wall irregularities. The image can then be uploaded and further resized or cropped to create the desired effect. Once the wallpaper mural has been created, interior designers can easily apply the murals, which arrive in numbered pre-pasted strips, effortlessly into place with an application of water. Re-positioning is effortless, as strips can be peeled back with the help of warm water. For those longing to see the overall impact of the design before purchase, designers can even create a room shot to gauge the appearance of the finished product. For a truly individualised appeal, murals can be further customised with text, photographs and artwork applied for a personalised touch. Michelle Hayman from Picture My World said, “Although Picture My World provides a huge variety of inspirational and unique designs, it’s also a great environment for designers who have something innovative and creative to contribute. Wallpaper murals tick all of the boxes and the latest digital developments mean that people can create child-friendly, functional and aesthetically pleasing works that meet the requirements of the space and the people using it. We are really excited about the latest developments and people in the interior design industry will flock to use the service.” The option to completely custom make designs means that every environment pertaining to children can immediately be turned into a lively, fun space. Suitable for schools who may require educational, informative murals, hospitals who may seek out harmonious, soothing designs and nurseries that long to create a tactile, stimulating experience – Picture My World has it all. The process connects those looking for special and exceptional high quality designs with those who can artfully and expertly produce them. Ms Hayman added, “We put home owners, business managers and interior designers in control, to create their very own designs to compliment the space they are working on.” To find out more about Picture My World and its range of children’s murals for homes, schools, nurseries and hospitals, please visit: http://picturemyworld.co.uk/

Foundation Center and Center for Disaster Philanthropy Release New Research Tracking How Foundation Funding Flows to Disasters

New York, NY, and Washington, DC — December 11, 2014. Today Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the only full-time resource devoted to disaster philanthropy, released a new report to help donors, NGOs, government agencies, and media gain an increased understanding of how much foundation funding is spent on disasters each year, by whom, and for what activities. Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions (http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/disasterphilanthropy_2014.pdf) presents an analysis of funding for disasters by the largest U.S. foundations. It finds that, in 2012, 234 foundations made 884 grants totaling $111 million for disasters. "The research released today establishes critical baseline data about foundation funding for disasters and helps fill a gap in knowledge that historically has been incomplete and difficult to access," said Robert G. Ottenhoff, president and CEO of CDP. "This new report and CDP's partnership with Foundation Center represent important steps towards capturing a more complete picture of the funding landscape."According to the research findings, the majority of disaster grantmaking in 2012 was for natural disasters ($64.9 million), and almost half of all disaster funding was directed to response and relief efforts ($51.5 million). The report also examines the philanthropic response to earlier disasters, explores the media landscape, and anticipates what it will take to improve coordination and collaboration for more effective disaster-related giving. Three case studies in the report take a closer look at foundations that have made substantial investments in disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery."It's encouraging to see foundations demonstrate innovation and commitment in going beyond emergency response to address the full life cycle of disasters," said Lawrence T. McGill, vice president for research at Foundation Center and one of the report's authors.During a special webinar slated for Tuesday, December 16, donors, NGOs, government agencies, the media, and others interested can hear directly from the researchers and ask questions about the findings from Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions. Register online (https://disasterphilanthropy.webex.com/disasterphilanthropy/onstage/g.php?MTID=e20063a577a676837f2762a4518133d80).The research report is part of a broader effort to track philanthropic funding flows to disasters, cultivate an online data gathering network, and equip the field with strategic resources for improving disaster preparedness, response, and resilience. A searchable online platform launching in late 2015 will make this information accessible, facilitate even more peer-to-peer learning, and provide an opportunity for additional funders to contribute to this collective body of knowledge."The data network and resulting website can help shift how organizations understand, prepare for, and respond to disasters," said Bradford K. Smith, president of Foundation Center. "Our goal is to empower donors to make more effective giving decisions related to disasters and ultimately improve the practice of philanthropy through better coordination and transparency."This project was made possible by a generous gift from The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. An expert advisory committee (http://disasterphilanthropy.org/measuring-the-state-of-disaster-philanthropy-2014/) comprised of foundations, humanitarian organizations, and philanthropic support organizations is also providing ongoing guidance and insight for the project.Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions can be downloaded for free at Foundation Center's website (http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/disasterphilanthropy_2014.pdf) or at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's website (http://disasterphilanthropy.org/measuring-the-state-of-disaster-philanthropy-2014/). ### Share on Twitter (http://ctt.ec/S5a0W): New research from @fdncenter @funds4disaster tracks how foundation #funding flows to #disasters bit.ly/disaster14

Panoro Energy Announces Corporate and Leadership Transition Updates

Panoro Energy ASA (TICKER: PEN) ("Panoro" or the "Company") today announced that as part of its continuing efforts to reduce its overhead costs it will close its Oslo office. As a result of this corporate reorganization to improve efficiency, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Panoro has appointed its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Nishant Dighe, as Interim Chief Executive Officer to replace Mr. Jan Kielland. Mr. Jan Kielland will continue as a special advisor to the Board of Panoro to assist, among other things, in the smooth transition of the Company’s headquarters from Oslo to London, where its entire staff will now be based. Mr. Julien Balkany, Chairman of the Board said, “Nishant has a deep understanding of our business, operations and strategy. We are confident in his leadership abilities and extensive industry experience to deliver value for our shareholders during this period of transition. On behalf of the Company and the Board I would like to thank Jan for his dedication, hard work and valuable contributions to Panoro. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors. In the meantime we are pleased that he accepted to remain as an advisor to the Board.” Mr. Jan Kielland, departing CEO said, “It has been an honor and a privilege to lead Panoro over the past two years but I feel that with the relocation of the headquarters from Oslo to London it is now the right time for me to step down. I am confident that Panoro under the respective leadership of Julien Balkany and Nishant Dighe is well capitalized and strongly positioned for immediate success. I look forward to continue advising Panoro to achieving its ambitious goals.” For further information please contact: Qazi Qadeer, Interim CFO Tel: +44 203 405 1084 Cell: +44 798 169 0670 Email: qazi.qadeer@panoroenergy.com

AEROCRINE ANNOUNCES TERMINATION OF DISCUSSIONS OF A NON-BINDING OFFER FOR ACQUISITION OF THE  COMPANY AND PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON THE RIGHTS ISSUE

In recent weeks, Aerocrine has received an inbound non-binding indication of interest for the company. Aerocrine’s Board of Directors has been carefully reviewing the company’s financial situation, and upon advice from its legal and financial advisors concluded that in the coming period the company must focus exclusively on the announced financing. On that basis, the Board of Aerocrine has decided to terminate all discussions with the interested party.   Following a review of the decision by Aerocrine’s Board of Directors to propose issuance of up to SEK 445 million of equity, with preemptive rights for existing shareholders, Aerocrine’s second largest shareholder Invifed AB, a fully owned company within the Investor Group holding 23.1% of the shares and votes in Aerocrine, has informed Aerocrine that it intends to vote in favor of the rights issue at the previously announced Extraordinary General Meeting on January 7, 2015. The decision by Invifed AB follows a direct request from Aerocrine’s Board of Directors to support that funds can be secured to the company so it can meet its future obligations, but does not entail a decision by Invifed AB to subscribe for shares in the rights issue, if approved at the extraordinary general meeting announced. With the support achieved from Invifed AB, the Board of Aerocrine has received voting support for the proposed financing for a total of 48,4% of the outstanding shares and votes, from Invifed AB and Novo A/S. NOT FOR PUBLICATION, RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, CANADA, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, THE UNITED STATES, OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. For more information about Aerocrine: Scott Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +1 970 368 0336 or +46 768 788 379 Marshall Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, Aerocrine AB: +1 919 749 8748 or +46 709 695 219 Or visit www.aerocrine.com About Aerocrine Aerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX MINO® and NIOX VERO®. Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2007. Aerocrine 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 8:00 a.m. on December 12, 2014. Important information The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in Aerocrine. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Aerocrine will only be made through the prospectus that Aerocrine estimates to publish on or around 12 January 2015. This press release may not be released, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the United States or any other jurisdiction where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registrations or other actions in addition to what follows from Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded, reproduced or disclosed in a manner that contravenes such restrictions or would entail such requirements. Failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of applicable securities laws. No subscription rights, BTAs (interim shares) or new shares have or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) or securities legislation in any state or other jurisdiction in the United States and may not be offered, subscribed, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States, other than pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with securities laws in relevant state or other jurisdiction in the United States. This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Aerocrine’s current view on future events and financial and operational development. Words such as “intend”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “may”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate” and other expressions which imply indications or predictions of future development or trends, and which are not based on historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome could differ materially from the forward-looking statements.

UPDATE REGARDING SUBSCRIPTION AND GUARANTEE UNDERTAKINGS IN AEROCRINE’S RIGHTS OFFERING

Novo, with a holding of 25.3% of the shares and votes in the company, have committed to subscribe for its pro rata shares in the rights issue. In addition, Novo has guaranteed subscription for new shares up to a total shareholding of 39.9% of the total number of shares after the rights issue, however subject to a maximum total commitment of MUSD 25 (approx. MSEK 185) (including payment for shares subscribed for with subscription rights). ATP has guaranteed subscription for new shares up to a total shareholding of 19.9% of the total number of shares after the rights issue, however subject to a maximum total commitment of MUSD 20 (approx. MSEK 150). Neither Novo nor ATP have requested or will receive any compensation under the guarantee undertakings. For certain additional information, please refer to the notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting published by Aerocrine on December 2, 2014 (including the allotment principles included therein). Said subscription undertaking and guarantee undertakings correspond to a maximum of 67% of the total rights issue amount (providing that 44% of the shares not covered by Novo’s subscription undertaking are subscribed for by other shareholders and investors). If no other shareholders or other investors participate in the rights issue, the undertakings correspond to approximately 41% of the total rights issue amount. NOT FOR PUBLICATION, RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, CANADA, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, THE UNITED STATES, OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. For more information about Aerocrine: Scott Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +1 970 368 0336 or +46 768 788 379 Marshall Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, Aerocrine AB: +1 919 749 8748 or +46 709 695 219 Or visit www.aerocrine.com About Aerocrine Aerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX MINO® and NIOX VERO®. Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2007. Aerocrine 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 8:01 a.m. on December 12, 2014. Important information The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in Aerocrine. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Aerocrine will only be made through the prospectus that Aerocrine estimates to publish on or around 12 January 2015. This press release may not be released, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the United States or any other jurisdiction where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registrations or other actions in addition to what follows from Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded, reproduced or disclosed in a manner that contravenes such restrictions or would entail such requirements. Failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of applicable securities laws. No subscription rights, BTAs (interim shares) or new shares have or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) or securities legislation in any state or other jurisdiction in the United States and may not be offered, subscribed, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States, other than pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with securities laws in relevant state or other jurisdiction in the United States. This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Aerocrine’s current view on future events and financial and operational development. Words such as “intend”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “may”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate” and other expressions which imply indications or predictions of future development or trends, and which are not based on historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome could differ materially from the forward-looking statements.

FDA approves two higher dosage strengths of ZUBSOLV®

Uppsala, Sweden – December 12, 2014 – Orexo AB (publ) announces today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of two higher dosage strengths of ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine/naloxone CIII sublingual tablet) for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. The new dosage strengths are 8.6 mg/2.1 mg and 11.4 mg/2.9 mg buprenorphine/naloxone CIII sublingual tablets. The 8.6 mg/2.1 mg dosage strength is expected to be launched early 2015 and the 11.4 mg/2.9 mg strength later in 2015. The new dosage strengths complement the existing strengths of 5.7 mg/1.4 mg and 1.4 mg/0.36 mg tablets and enable patients to receive their optimal dose in one tablet. The new strengths are made with the advanced, proprietary sublingual tablet formulation in ZUBSOLV providing higher bioavailability, a fast dissolve time, small tablet size, and menthol flavor. “Orexo remains fully committed to advancing the treatment of opioid dependence. During the summer, we received positive data from the largest clinical trials ever conducted in this disease area. Today, we are proud to announce that the FDA has approved two additional dosage strengths of ZUBSOLV. These higher dosage strengths will allow more patients to get the right dosage in only one tablet and thus reduce the need to combine different dosage strengths. This will improve patient convenience and adherence while reducing their out-of-pocket cost as only one co-pay will be required,” said Nikolaj Sørensen, CEO and President of Orexo AB. The advanced formulation provided by ZUBSOLV meets the needs expressed by patients, such as improved taste and fast dissolve time. Meeting patient needs may have the potential to improve patient adherence, thus reducing relapse rates and improving successful patient outcomes. ZUBSOLV is the only opioid dependence treatment option available in the highest level of child resistant, unit dose, F1 packaging, designed to reduce the chance of unintended pediatric exposure. For further information, please contact:Nikolaj Sørensen, President and CEOTel: +46 (0)703-50 78 88, E-mail: ir@orexo.com About Orexo ABOrexo is a specialty pharma company with commercial operations in the United States and R&D in Sweden developing improved treatments using proprietary drug delivery. The company is commercializing its proprietary product, ZUBSOLV® sublingual tablets, for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, in the United States. The ZUBSOLV sublingual tablet is a novel formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone using Orexo’s extensive knowledge in sublingual technologies. Orexo has a portfolio of two approved and revenue generating products currently marketed under license in the US, EU and Japan. Orexo AB, with its headquarters in Sweden, is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange (STO: ORX) and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) trade on the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. under the symbol, “ORXOY”. The largest shareholders are Novo A/S and HealthCap. For information about Orexo, please visit www.orexo.com. About ZUBSOLV®ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet (CIII) is indicated for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes counseling and psychosocial support. Treatment should be initiated under the direction of physicians who are certified under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, and who have been assigned a unique identification number (“X” number). ZUBSOLV sublingual tablets can be abused in a manner similar to other opioids, legal or illicit. Clinical monitoring appropriate to the patient’s level of stability is essential. Liver function tests should be monitored before and during treatment. Children who take ZUBSOLV sublingual tablets can have severe, possibly fatal, respiratory depression. Emergency medical care is critical. Keep ZUBSOLV sublingual tablets out of the sight and reach of children. Adverse events commonly observed with the sublingual administration of buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual tablets during clinical trials and post-marketing experience are headache, nausea, vomiting, hyperhidrosis, constipation, signs and symptoms of withdrawal, insomnia, pain and peripheral edema. Further information on ZUBSOLV can be found at www.zubsolv.com. Important Safety Information · Keep ZUBSOLV in a secure place away from children. If a child accidentally takes ZUBSOLV, this is a medical emergency and can result in death. Get emergency help right away · ZUBSOLV can cause serious and life-threatening breathing problems. Call your doctor right away or get emergency help if (a) you feel faint, dizzy, or confused; (b) your breathing gets much slower than is normal for you; (c) you feel sleepy and uncoordinated; (d) you have blurred vision; (e) you have slurred speech; (f) you cannot think well or clearly; or (g) you have slowed reflexes and breathing. In an emergency, have family members tell the emergency department staff that you are physically dependent on an opioid and are being treated with ZUBSOLV · The most common side effects of ZUBSOLV include: headache, drug withdrawal syndrome, nausea, decrease in sleep (insomnia), vomiting, pain, increased sweating, swelling of the extremities, and constipation. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away · Do not switch from ZUBSOLV to other medicines that contain buprenorphine without talking with your doctor. The amount of buprenorphine in a dose of ZUBSOLV is not the same as the amount of buprenorphine in other medicines that contain buprenorphine. Your doctor will prescribe a starting dose of buprenorphine that may be different than other buprenorphine-containing medicines you may have been taking · ZUBSOLV contains an opioid that can cause physical dependence. Do not stop taking ZUBSOLV without talking to your doctor. You could become sick with uncomfortable withdrawal signs and symptoms because your body has become used to this medicine. Physical dependence is not the same as drug addiction. ZUBSOLV is not for occasional or "as needed" use · An overdose, and even death, can happen if you take benzodiazepines, sedatives, tranquilizers, or alcohol while using ZUBSOLV. Ask your doctor what you should do if you are taking one of these. You should not drink alcohol while taking ZUBSOLV, as this can lead to loss of consciousness or even death · Do not inject ("shoot-up") ZUBSOLV. Injecting ZUBSOLV may cause life-threatening infections and other serious health problems. Injecting ZUBSOLV may cause serious withdrawal symptoms such as pain, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, sleep problems, and cravings · Before taking ZUBSOLV, tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements · Before taking ZUBSOLV, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ZUBSOLV will harm your unborn baby. If you take ZUBSOLV while pregnant, your baby may have symptoms of withdrawal at birth. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant · Before taking ZUBSOLV, tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. ZUBSOLV can pass into your breast milk and may harm the baby. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take ZUBSOLV. Monitor your baby for increased sleepiness and breathing problems · Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform any other dangerous activities until you know how ZUBSOLV affects you. Buprenorphine can cause drowsiness and slow reaction times. This may happen more often in the first few weeks of treatment when your dose is being changed, but can also happen if you drink alcohol or take other sedative drugs when you take ZUBSOLV · ZUBSOLV is a controlled substance (CIII) because it contains buprenorphine, which can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. Keep your ZUBSOLV in a safe place to protect it from theft. Never give your ZUBSOLV to anyone else; it can cause death or harm them. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law · To report negative side effects associated with taking ZUBSOLV, please call 1-888-982-7658. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088 Please see full Prescribing Information (http://zubsolv.com/pdf/zubsolvFullPI-patient.pdf#1) and Medication Guide (http://zubsolv.com/pdf/zubsolvMedicationGuide-patient.pdf#1) for ZUBSOLV. Orexo AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8:30am CET on December 12, 2014.

Alfa Laval wins SEK 50 million oil and gas order in Angola

The order comprises compact heat exchangers for various duties, such as cooling, heating and condensation, in the processing of crude oil on-board the FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels). “This is yet another order related to the oil and gas industry, this time to the offshore sector. It proves our products’ performance and reliability in these heavy duties,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. Did you know that… Angola is the second-largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria, and that it produced 1.8 million barrels per day of petroleum and other liquids in 2013? (Source EIA) 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. www.alfalaval.com 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

Trig Social Media AB (publ) Enters The World of eSports

Trig Social Media AB (publ) is making a serious financial commitment to the rapidly emerging eSports market by creating its own eSports organization. It will not only host a series of major events around the world, but also set up a number professional teams in the major gaming disciplines, arranging international tournaments and adding structure to the fragmented eSports world. As part of this effort, Trig has made a number of recruitments within eSports. The mid-term plan also encompasses the establishment of thirteen specialized eSports arenas around the world capable of hosting a minimum of 14 000 people each. Trig’s ultimate goal is to establish a new world headquarters for eSports outside the East-Asia region, and thus, stake a major claim in the eSports realm. Today eSports has more regular players than traditional sports. The number of online gamers has grown significantly and shows continuous growth as computer and broadband penetration increases in all corners of the world. The major tournaments attract audiences that easily fill up arenas with more than 50 000 spectators.The world final in LoL (League of Legends), for example, had more viewers worldwide than major sporting events. LoL alone has more than 67 million monthly users. Prize money in major tournaments can run to seven figures. -“We see an enormous potential in eSports, an industry that continues to grow exponentially year by year. Our investment in the world of eSports is a long term commitment that will enhance and leverage user engagement among all our Trig users”, says Phillip Cook CEO Trig Social Media AB (publ).

Trig Social Media AB (publ) Appoints Madeleine Leander, Female World Champion 2013, As Advisory Board Member Of Trig eSports.

Trig Social Media AB (publ) is pleased to announce a newly-formed business partnership with Madeleine Leander, Starcraft 2 Female World Champion. Madeleine ”Maddelisk” Leander has been appointed as member of Trig’s advisory board for eSports, enabling her to assist with the development of Trig’s eSports organization. -“It's going to be a lot of fun to be a part of this journey. I think that Trig’s efforts can benefit the eSports scene in many ways and I look forward to follow the development", says Madeleine Leander. Madeleine Leander is a world star in the strategy game Starcraft 2 and became female world champion 2013. In addition to winning tournaments with her team “Millenium”, Madeleine is also an eSports commentator for the Swedish public service channel SVT and writes for Sweden’s largest newspaper “Aftonbladet”.Madeleine was recently awarded ‘Player of the Year’ by the organization Sverok. The award was motivated by Madeleine’s work with eSports and her efforts to make it more accessible to people outside the eSports world. -“Madeleine’s wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise within eSports will hugely contribute to the development of Trig eSports. We are very happy and pleased to have Madeleine onboard with us”, says Phillip Cook, CEO Trig Social Media AB (publ). /The Board of Directors.

Cheap batteries costing dear

GSF Car Parts say suppliers selling outdated products, mixed with customers making buying decisions only on price, is needlessly storing up car battery trouble for motorists. The UK’s largest privately owned motor factors have seen a dramatic increase in battery sales winter already, as the recent cold snap has caused car batteries that got through last winter’s exceptionally mild temperatures, to suddenly reach the end of the road. Old-style antimony batteries, and later antimony-calcium ‘hybrid’ batteries may have dominated 20 years ago, but no cars made after 1999 have had these fitted from new. Unfortunately, this doesn’t prevent them still being sold as replacements; they can appear attractive on price too - but only because they are cheaper and easier to produce than today’s calcium-calcium batteries. The advice from GSF is to avoid antimony hybrid batteries at all costs. They simply don’t cope with typical short journey driving, or the power requirements of modern cars. They suffer five times the levels of fluid loss and will also self-discharge more quickly too, creating problems in colder weather, or when unused over extended periods. Contrary to popular misconception, modern alternators will usually struggle to fully recharge a battery with typical short journey driving patterns. This constant state of undercharge results in acid stratification, which will reduce the capacity of the battery, and shorten its working life. The problem’s aggravated where batteries are underpowered, wrongly specified or of inferior quality. So though today’s batteries may look much the same as they ever did, they are much more sensitive, requiring specific extended charging routines. Demands on the humble car battery meanwhile have never been higher, thanks to the host of electrical gadgets and conveniences incorporated in modern cars. Think of sat nav and climate control, but also core systems for security, safety and engine management. In total, today's small family cars draw over three times as much electrical current as their 1970s equivalents. In the race to keep up, battery power output and performance have improved but life expectancy hasn’t for the hard pressed battery. The AA’s 2012 Breakdown Report revealed nearly half a million battery-related call outs, with 150,000 replacements completed. This makes battery problems the number one cause of breakdowns - some 25% ahead of tyre problems occupying a distant second spot. “Cutting corners is an absolute false economy now,” says Jonny West, Managing Director of GSF Car Parts. “In the past, cheap replacements tended to ‘do the job’ but these days it’s too risky.” Once you factor in the worsening consequences of ‘flat battery’ too, like ECU problems or lost radio codes, the arguments in favour of quality become convincing says Jonny West, Managing Director GSF: “The difference between a really poor quality battery and a decent one might be as little as £20. It’s because most car batteries look the same, that people get drawn into making bad decisions.” GSF Car Parts offer plenty of choice; ranges from Bosch, Banner and Vetech on their improved retail website give up to six individual battery choices – but critically, all of them carry at least 3 years warranty and can be trusted. Vehicle registration look-up makes parts selection simple whilst orders can be home delivered, or collected from one of over 70 GSF Car Parts branches. To find out more, please visit www.gsfcarparts.com and use the discount code BAT20 for 20% off your replacement car battery.

UK retailers prepare for a mobile Christmas

Introduction With the festive season rapidly approaching, bargain hunting has never been easier as customers can browse, compare prices and ultimately purchase gifts without ever having to brave the High Street. Today an army of couch-based consumers are taking advantage of a new wave of optimized apps and websites that should make it easier than ever to fill Santa’s sleigh. More and more consumers are relying on their mobile devices at some point in their shopping journey whether buying onlineat home, on the move or,in-store,  or comparing prices with one in three of all UK online sales now made via mobile device. From November 2013 to January 2014 mobile retail accounted for 32% of online sales1 and that figure is set to increase sharply as this year’s holiday season approaches. On the 2014 Black Friday (http://www.omlis.com/omlis-media-room/rip-black-friday-digital-commerce-cyber-monday/) shopping day, UK shoppers spent £810m with a 57% increase in smartphone traffic year on year2. With so many consumersnowadopting mobile shopping it is surely in the best interests of retailers to gain an understanding of the technology and developeffectivesolutionsso as not to miss out on sales during the holiday season.to maximize sales. Shopping online The uptake of mobile solutions can pose problems for retailers who are increasingly compelled to create an immersive shopping experience and keep up with fickle consumer trends to succeed, especially as holiday sales have been shown to account for up to 20 to 40% of their annual revenue3. Findings by Weve show that in 2013 Christmas shoppers in the UK spent an average of £245 each via a mobile device4, equivalent to an industry wortha staggering£3.8bn. Mobile checkouts Recognizing the importance of m-commerce as akeypart of a broader e-commerce strategy is a way that retailers can gain a competitive edge. Figures from Harris Interactive show that 47% of shoppers5have abandoned purchases on mobile devices because of difficulty caused by sub-optimal payment and checkout experiences. Users turn to mobile checkouts for convenience and expect a seamless, rapid shopping experience. Barriers to purchases such ascompulsory,extensive formsand compulsory fieldsleavepeopleusersunable to appreciate the ‘convenience’ of mobileandandsees many either taking their business elsewhere or losing faith in the method entirely. Compatible websites In some cases, a retailer’s website may not be functional on a mobile deviceCustomers are increasingly coming to expect, creating the need fordynamically designed sites and apps to support their buying journeythe consumer journey.Websites that fail to function on a mobile device or deliver a less-than-perfect experience will deliver diminishing returns for retailers. UK-based electrical chain Currys are among those who’ve optimized for mobile – its mobile site is ranked  Getting this right will make a huge difference when the Christmas shoppers start browsing. A successful example is Curry’s, with its mobile website rankedhighest out of the UK’s top 20 retailers6.Some other examples which frequently feature onOther exemplars of best practice include‘best of’ lists areonline retailer Firebox and clothing brand Burton, who’ve worked hard build a goodmobileperception of their brandsand keep customers coming through the virtual doors.and ensure return customers. Retailer John Lewis, who have become synonymous with the holidays for their ad campaigns, have also taken note.and significantSignificant  focus has been placed on developing the company’s mobile strategy with more enhancements planned for its app, which isset to be released later this year, just in time for Christmas. The effect of this proactive approach has been highlighted in a 2014 report by EPiServer7 which acknowledges the retailer as offering the best consumer mobile shopping experience, closely followed by Argos and Amazon UK. UK leads the way Failing to keep up with trends in mobile payment solutions could be prove very costly during the holidays. There is an increased demand from consumers for improvements, resulting in many turning to online shopping as a more convenient, affordable alternative to brick-and-mortar stores. Adobe has estimated that the UK was at the forefront of retail e-commerce spending8 in the run up to Christmas 2013, with a quarter of all online sales taking place in this period. Coupled with findings from the IMRG which show that UK mobile payments grew by 138% across last year9 it’s clear that 2014’’s holiday season will be defined by m-commerce. Shopping in-store As smart devices become integral to the shopping experience, the only way for physical retailers to engage tech-savvy customers this Christmas is to ensure that mobile payment options are available at the point of sale in store. According to a 2013 Google/Nielsen study, effective adoption can be a positive influence as 93% of consumers10 whocan effectivelyare able toresearch a retailer’s products on a mobile device will make a purchase, mostof which are in a physical store.from a physical store. So how can stores keep up with the consumer demand for higher quality mobile solutions? The most effective method isto adopt new features,to adopt new technologiessuch as NFC (Near Field Communication) and MPoS (mobile point-of-sale).).These methods allow a quick, convenient consumer journey and can be used to create a more immersive shopping experience which is increasinglysessential during theheavy competition of the festive period. heavily-competitive festive period. Beacon technology This year, beacon technology has been implemented by the Swan Centre– aninEastleigh-based shopping mall– which is;a first for the UK.CreatedImplementedby technology start-up TagPoints,it incorporatesbeaconshave been integratedinto the store’s loyalty app. So far they have signed up brands including WHSmithsand Nandos to the scheme, allowing them to test out the benefits of tracking customers’ shopping habits and rewarding them in real time. This technology is ideal for guiding people through their Christmas shoppingjourneysand incentivizing purchases through suggestions and discounts. Mobile point-of-sale Electrical goods specialist Casio is preparing to introduce an MPoS service for customers. Adopting retail technology company PMC’’s Store Enabler tool across its UK stores, Casio are able to transform their website into a mobile point of sale service which can scan items, take secure payments and provide receipts anywhere within the store. The adoption of a mobile point of sale creates a much more streamlined approach to shopping for consumers,helping to reducereducingthe dreaded queues associated with the holidays and also allowing more choice in howyoucustomerspay for those all-important presents. Fraud and the ideal solution Whether using a mobile device to buy online or make a purchase in store, one of the largest barriers to the acceptance of mobile payments is the threat of fraud. While many people are willing to shop on their mobile devices, there are still those skeptical about data security with 24% of UK residents11 having serious concerns over the safety of m-commerce. This leads to complacency within the retail sector asthe old standard oftraditional cash and card payments are still the go-to method for many consumers when visiting physical stores. Retailers must educate themselves on how to provide secure mobile payment solutions so that they can gain the trust of their consumers and benefit from the ever-growing m-commerce market.  In response to these concerns Omlis, a company specializing in mobile payment security,can offer retailers and their service provider the capability to quickly deploy a fully-secure mobile payment application. The flexibility and security offered by Omlis’s payment protection solution ensures that however a retailer decides to accept payments this Christmas, there will be no nasty surprises for the consumer. With the use of mobile payment solutions growing year on year it falls to both physical and online retailers to adopt these methods and facilitate consumer convenience whether they are shopping on the High Street or browsing in bed. The unstoppable rise of m-commerce looks set to continue into Christmas 2014 and will play a key role in how people stuff their stockings this yearand in the years to come. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Trig Social Media AB (publ) Announces Head Sponsorship Deal With SMITE eSports Team

Trig Social Media AB (publ) is pleased to announce that the company will sponsor a team in SMITE eSports, managed by Simon Hagert, from January 1st 2015. The SMITE team is based on Simon Hagert’s prior team that won the World Champion in 2014. Simon Hagert is known to most in the gaming community as Zimpstar. For about a year now, he has been managing and coaching and also playing the hunter role for Team SoloMid, accompanied by Qvofred, Trixtank, Lawbster, Gamehunter, Youngbae and Smek. Together they have been through a lot, from Gamescom to the SMITE launch tournament in Atlanta in 2014, where they went undefeated against the best teams in the world, as well as all the way over to Shanghai, where they were given the opportunity to play against the best Chinese teams and ended up winning. Today Simon is happy to announce that they have restructured and optimized their roster, which will be revealed at a later date. - “A big shout out to Trig for facilitating the process and ensuring that we can dedicate our time solely to SMITE, allowing us to become better than ever before. There is no doubt in my mind that we will claim the spot as the best team in the world in season 2. And for all fans reading this, thank you for supporting us and keep on following our journey with our new team sponsor.” says Simon Hagert. -“Trig is pleased to announce that we have recruited one of the best teams in the world managed by Simon 'Zimpstar' Hagert. The core of this team won the world championship last year and they will now make a dedicated effort for the 2015 season as Trig’s Smite team.” says Phillip Cook, CEO Trig. SMITE is currently one of the fastest growing games in eSports, with an upcoming world championship in January 2015 in Atlanta, USA and a prize pool estimated to surpass the $2m mark  ($1.7 at this current time). This means SMITE will hold the third place for the highest prize pool in gaming history, only being surpassed by League of Legends with a mere ~$100k and Dota 2. Today SMITE has millions of regular players and the number is growing rapidly. /The Board of Directors.

Neit Launches CardCase – Revolutionary Phone and Card Holder for Urbanites

Phones and wallets are the two things that are most essential to us on a daily basis – and now an exciting new brand is looking to revolutionise how we carry and store our most important everyday items. Neit has developed a sleek and stylish new CardCase, which is a super-slim iPhone holder that has an embedded card holder in the back – perfect for the busy commuter or regular traveller that needs to keep their most-used items to hand. The Neit CardCase (http://www.neitcase.com/collections/buy/products/neit-cardcase-for-iphone-5-with-id-credit-oyster-card-slot) is a great way of keeping credit cards, identification, train tickets and other cards all in one place – safely stored within the case of a smartphone. Made in two parts from TPU and rubberised polycarbonate, the case offers supreme protection for mobile phones and for the cards within. Unlike many cases with extra compartments, the card slot is low profile and does not inhibit the aesthetic of the case, making it a stylish accessory as well as a functional one. A spokesman for Neit says, “We’re thrilled to be launching the CardCase, which we believe will revolutionise the way we store and carry our most essential items. People nowadays need to have their phones and cards to hand at all times – to send a quick Tweet, check the traffic updates, pay for a coffee or hop on a train. The CardCase puts everything you need to navigate modern life in the palm of your hand. No more rummaging through briefcases or bags, just a simple and efficient way to keep everything in one place.” The beautiful slimline design has also been developed with the growing ‘contactless’ trend in mind. Whether swiping an Oyster to get onto the Underground, or using a debit card to pay for lunch, the card carrier at the back has been designed specifically to enable these modern conveniences – and if the contactless technology fails, all cards are in easy reach and accessible at all times for the old fashioned way of use.  Neit, the team behind the CardCase, is named after the Celtic God of War, whose name is synonymous with fighting and protection. The designers of the product felt that his name resonated with the design philosophy they’re trying to achieve – supreme protection without compromising the neat, compact nature of the product. Neit are out to prove that phone cases can be stylish while still offering protection, and can offer extra storage without compromising on aesthetics or adding unnecessary bulk.  The CardCase is currently only available for the iPhone 5, but iPhone 6 models will be available in a few weeks’ time and the team have plans for expansion in the future. Ambitions include not only expanding the range of CardCases, but also launching the world’s first collapsible hard-sided luggage within the next twelve months. Stay tuned for the design revolution, courtesy of the team at Neit. To find out more about Neit, the CardCase or any other future products, visit the website: http://www.neitcase.com/

Lifestyle Blinds Showcase Beautiful Blind Range from New House Textiles

Ultra-trendy blind company Lifestyle Blinds has collaborated with designer brand New House Textiles to showcase a striking range of products which are now available on the Lifestyle Blinds (http://www.lifestyleblinds.com/sheer-screen-roller-blinds/) (http://www.newhousetextiles.co.uk/section/505/1/patterns) website. Practical, affordable and stylish, the partnership has culminated in a selection of patterned and striped sheer and voile screen roller blinds to revamp any room. Homely Hedgerow is a firm favourite that has been running for years. Manufactured using 100% cotton, the stunning floral print is suited to idyllic country homes. Manufactured in Sweden, the design has been crafted to optimum standards. Tea and coffee makes the ideal breakfast blind, adorned with beverage mugs for a quirky kitchen look on 100% polyester. Peartree Avenue is another ideal kitchen blind consisting of amalgamated fruits with striking lime embellishment. Homeowners can also opt for April, a subtle leaf print with minimalists in mind. Mariella is a striking floral print manufactured in Ireland and inspired by the countryside. Asha is a low-key design intricately made using a knitting needle to puncture miniscule holes to create the elegant look. Girlish Maisy provides a pretty floral look whilst striking Rosehip utilises a white on white print for an ethereal glow. Naomi Showman, Interior Design Consultant at Lifestyle Blinds said, “All of the prints that we show on the site are designed and manufactured by New House Textiles and enthused with a feminine touch. They encompass stylish, graceful, on-trend design that blends expert workmanship with cutting edge creativity. All blinds are ideal to be placed anywhere in the home, with a real focus on the kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedrooms. We have admired the workmanship of New House Textiles for a long time and the alliance has gleaned gorgeous results that we are happy to showcase.” Further designer blind options include sheer Lucy, sophisticated Sargasso printed on Colonial fabric, earthy Arabesque and the delicate Chambray. As well as showcasing the successes of the family run business, Lifestyle Blinds offers its own range of blinds including thermal options in a range of patterns, styles and colours. Homeowners can choose between Venetian, Roman, wooden and blackout blinds amongst others. Naomi adds, “We have an eye for beautiful blinds and New House Textiles range is superbly stunning. Whether it’s our own collection of blinds or gaining inspiration from our customers to create bespoke blinds, we like to keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to innovative new design. Blinds are a great investment; they’re affordable, practical, long-lasting and look great in any space.” To find out more about Lifestyle Blinds visit http://www.lifestyleblinds.com/ To find out more about New House Textiles visit http://www.newhousetextiles.co.uk/ 

Allergen Saf-T-Zone System

Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) says the Allergen Saf-T-Zone System from San Jamar can help caterers implement procedures to comply with the new EU allergen regulations. The Allergen Saf-T-Zone System is a simple but effective approach to safe food preparation. The kit can be used as a portable safe prep area, in order to ensure there is always a dedicated range of allergen-free equipment clean and ready to use whenever required, helping to prevent the chance of allergens reaching customers with food allergies. The Saf-T-Zone System comprises a purple cutting board and purple-handled tools, including 12-inch stainless-steel tongs; 10-inch stainless-steel, commercial-grade chef's knife and a high-temperature, angled nylon turner. All tools and the board securely snap into a durable, matching purple case that keeps all the equipment separate from other equipment and allergens, helping to prevent cross contamination. “Purple is ideal to differentiate the Saf-T-Zone from other colour coded utensils,” says FEM’s sales and marketing director Mark Hogan. “It’s a very clear and obvious way to show due diligence. All staff need to be trained in order to understand the requirements of food allergic customers and how to prevent cross contamination.” The Saf-T-Zone cutting board is embossed with warnings reminding staff to keep the prep area ring-fenced and to thoroughly clean and sterilise the equipment after use. The board also has an integrated ruler for easy portioning and cost control. Made of hardwearing purple co-polymer material, the board is designed to withstand continual high temperature commercial washing without warping. The tools are also designed to be durable and to withstand high temperatures. Foodservice Equipment Marketing supplies the San Jamar Allergen Saf-T-Zone System with a full one-year warranty. For more information and details of local stockists call FEM on +44 (0) 1355 244111, email sales@fem.co.uk or visit www.fem.co.uk Copy ends ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Allergy System helps caterers comply with new regulations.docx – Dec-14 Press Enquiries: Alison Haynes at The Publicity Works: 01263 761000; Email: fem@publicityworks.biz For more news about FEM visit the press office (http://www.publicityworks.biz/category/press-office/foodservice-equipment-marketing/) at www.publicityworks.biz Mark Hogan, Marketing Manager, Foodservice Equipment Marketing Ltd, +44 (0) 1355 244111 More information on FEM from www.fem.co.uk Separation/Inclusion charges: By email only to toni@publicityworks.biz Foodservice Equipment Marketing Ltd Foodservice Equipment Marketing Ltd (FEM) is based in East Kilbride near Glasgow, Scotland. Since 1993 the company has represented leading foodservice equipment manufacturers in the UK and Irish markets. Over the years FEM has established partnership agreements with many of the industry's top brands in both smallwares and equipment, including Vollrath, Manitowoc Ice, Cambro, Sirman, Prince Castle, San Jamar and Hamilton Beach. In 2011, FEM became UK master-distributor of the Alto-Shaam range. Note for editors: the new legislation (FIR Regs EU1169/2011) will require the whole foodservice sector, including restaurants, pubs and cafes, to track and list (in an obvious place) if certain allergenic ingredients are present in their dishes. The 14 allergens required by law to be identified are celery, gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soya and sulphur dioxide.

LONDON CYCLISTS INVITED TO JOIN ‘CYCLE REPUBLIC’

CYCLE REPUBLIC, the new cycling-only concept store from Halfords, has opened its doors for the first time today at a 4,000 sq. metre site in Euston Square, London. The brand new store is designed to deliver convenience, premium editions and expertise, an extensive range of parts, accessories and clothing as well as added accessibility with click and collect available through www.cyclerepublic.com. Bikes have been picked especially for the city cyclist with £7,000 Pinarello road bikes, Cinelli road bikes, Quella fixies, the award-winning Boardman brand, Victoria Pendleton bikes and the full exclusive range of 13 all on show. The Euston team of 16 will provide bike servicing and repairs at competitive prices, with courtesy bikes on hand for more extensive repairs. Cyclists in the market for a new bike can also take bikes on a test ride in a new ‘try before you buy’ scheme, ensuring they make the right choice with their purchase. The store has over 1,000 new lines exclusive to Cycle Republic, with 60% new products across clothing, helmets and footwear including Lezyne. To reflect the increasing number of women cyclists, the instore range comprises 30% female-specific products across clothing, helmets and footwear, including exclusive lines from Pearl Izumi and Giordana, complemented by Dare2b, Altura, Lake, Northwave, Sealskinz, Hump, Proviz and Giro & Bell. Halfords CEO Matt Davies said, “Opening the doors of Cycle Republic Euston Square is a major milestone for us. The in store range, colleague expertise and enthusiasm are perfect for making cycling more accessible to London and we look forward to welcoming the cycling community.” -ENDS-

Tele2 customers to enjoy faster mobile broadband connections abroad

Tele2 launches 4G LTE roaming on footprint and external markets. Tele2 customers in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will soon be able to reap the benefits of the advanced features that come with LTE roaming abroad. The agreements will bring Tele2 customers faster data speeds, a better surf experience and higher quality connections when using mobile services abroad. Anders Olsson, Group CCO at Tele2 comments: “Our partnerships aim to offer our customers added value which is an important part of Tele2’s strategy. People are travelling in a completely different way today than in the past, which leads to higher demands on the telecom industry. Demands that we of course plan to live up to.” The first external LTE roaming agreement has also been signed between Tele2 and FareasTone Telecommunications, which will bring higher quality and faster data speeds to Tele2 customers travelling to Taiwan. LTE roaming networks will be continuously rolled out during 2015 and 2016 as operators become ready to offer their LTE networks for Tele2’s subscribers. For more information, please contact:Lars Torstensson, EVP Corporate Communication and Strategy, Tele2 AB, Phone: +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 2013, we had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion. ++||++

Red Kite flies in to tackle fuel poverty for tenants

An innovative housing organisation in Buckinghamshire is aiming to tackle fuel poverty for its tenants through the use of renewable air source heat pumps, which are helping save hundreds of pounds a year on heating for each home. Red Kite Community Housing in Frederick Place, High Wycombe is an unusual social housing provider because it is the only tenant-led, not for profit, charitable housing organisation in the country. The organisation manages around 6,630 properties which were transferred from Wycombe District Council at the end of 2011. Many of the homes are on estates in the urban centres of High Wycombe, Princes Risborough and Marlow, but several hundreds of others are off the gas network in more rural locations and rely on electric heating or solid fuel. Red Kite installed 32 of the market-leading Ecodan heat pump systems just over a year ago in homes that have previously been using solid fuel, and the organisation is now looking at extending this programme to tackle their remaining properties off the gas network. “We offered our tenants a choice for their new heating system and we chose to go with Ecodan based on the predicted savings and the comprehensive support available from the manufacturer”, explained James Brownbill, Project Manager for Red Kite. “We’ve now analysed the results of using these over the past year and have been delighted”. When Red Kite was set up, the organisation made a number of promises to its tenants and one of them was to look at the renewable side of energy within properties, to help tackle the rising costs of fuel. “Energy bills were very high for tenants particularly those off the gas network and this can also lead to other problems for us as a landlord because if tenants aren’t able to fully heat their homes, it can cause maintenance issues with condensation and damp”, added James. “When heating needs upgrading, many other housing associations just change like for like, but because we are different, we wanted to work with our tenants to find out the most cost effective ways of keeping them warm”. Red Kite enlisted the help of Ecodan manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric, to work with local communities to see what system would suit them best and help educate tenants on the best ways of benefiting from renewable heating. “We looked at other manufacturers but were impressed by the passion of Mitsubishi Electric, especially the support they have been able to offer to help educate our tenants on the new technology”. Modern air source heat pumps have been on the market for over six years now but are still new to many people.  They work in a slightly different way to traditional heating because they heat radiators to lower temperatures than gas or oil, yet they can reduce energy bills significantly because they harvest free, renewable heat from the outdoor air. “Working with our tenants, we have been able to demonstrate that the heat pumps do deliver reliable heating and that they can help reduce fuel bills, so it was important for us to be able to analyse a full year of data and get tenant feedback”, added James. “We've got a huge programme throughout Red Kite for upgrading properties, fitting new roofs, new windows and adding insulation, so fitting heat pumps fits well with the programme and helps us deliver on our promises to our tenants”. Ends  123/MEU/14 CAPTION: James Brownbill, Project Manager for Red Kite explains how the organisation is using heat pumps to help tackle fuel poverty. Note to editor: All issued press release and photography can be found at the dedicated Mitsubishi Electric news site: http://news.cision.com/mitsubishi-electric-living-environmental-systems.  Founded in 1921, Mitsubishi Electric is a global, market leading, environmental technologies manufacturer, producing an advanced range of heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment. The company realises that ensuring the right solutions are selected for each individual building, requires collaboration by all involved. Mitsubishi Electric has therefore changed the way it does business to ensure engagement with all involved in delivering sustainable buildings so that together, we can make a world of difference. For further editorial information please contact: Russell Jones: Email: russell.jones@meuk.mee.comPR & Communications Manager: Telephone: 01707 278772 PLEASE NOTE: Colour separation or production charge requests will only be processed by email.  Please send ALL requests to coloursep@meuk.mee.com.   

Tele2 AB launches its new strategy - including a plan to increase productivity

At the analyst and journalist briefing in London today, Tele2 announced the new program which will strengthen the organization further and enable it to continue to challenge the industry. The Challenger Program is part of a strategic initiative to step change productivity, which is one of Tele2’s four strategic pillars that will be adopted in 2015. The other three strategic initiatives include working as a Value Champion, making focused technology choices and leveraging “Winning people and culture”. Mats Granryd, President and CEO of Tele2 AB, comments: “Tele2 was sprung out of an idea to challenge the establishment - the status quo. We are entrepreneurs and have proven time and time again that we will never become just another telecom operator. We embrace change and will hit change before it hits us. We have never been stronger than we are today. Our business is growing and we have successfully spearheaded the transition into a data-centric business model. That puts us in a position of strength compared to the rest of the industry. That is why we do this now, as we have the opportunity to invest and fully prepare for the future by the launch of our new strategy and The Challenger Program.” The program will focus on productivity increases by taking a holistic look at the organization. Productivity increases will be found by simplifying the way Tele2 interacts with customers and by consolidating and transforming the organization to work even smarter and better. The program will require investments of around SEK 1 billion. This is likely to be phased 20 percent in Year 1, 50 percent in Year 2, and 30 percent in Year 3. Benefits will accrue at slightly slower pace to investments in Years 1 and 2, but achieve full run rate of SEK 1 billion between years 3 and 4. It is therefore expected that 2015 will be affected negatively by up to SEK 100 million. For more information, please contact:Lars Torstensson, EVP Corporate Communication and Strategy, Tele2 AB, Phone: +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 2013, we had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion. ++||++

Stuck for a luxurious Christmas gift for a loved one? The Ideal Wine Company are here to help

The London-based luxury drinks merchant have had their busiest year since their inception, and there is no sign of demand abating during the holiday period. Discerning wine lovers in search of something extra special to enjoy are in luck as the company, who earlier this year launched a comprehensive wine collecting guide (http://www.ideal-wine-company.co.uk/guides/), begins to prepare for what is sure to be a hectic few weeks. “As far as fine wine sales are concerned, Christmas and New Year are always a lively time” said Managing Director Daniel Crawley. “As a buyer and seller of luxury drinks we always have to be prepared for an increase in demand at this time of year.” One particular champagne that would make for a perfect festive gift is the Dom Perignon 2000 (http://bit.ly/1zGO3kZ). The champagne is believed to have been created by Pierre Pérignon – a Benedictine monk who lived in Hautvillers, France in the 17th Century. Its reputation as a premier champagne has endured for centuries – and not without good reason! Daniel explained, “In the world of champagne there are three names that tower above the rest: Krug, Cristal and Pérignon. “If Champagne is not your primary drink of choice we stock a range of vintages from Bordeaux to Burgundy and beyond. Rest assured, there’s something for everyone, from cognac to the finest wines Bordeaux has to offer. “Our stock is always changing so we’d advise customers to check the website to see what’s currently available.” Ends.

Tele2’s 4G/LTE-network will cover 90 percent of the population in the Baltics by the end of 2015

During 2014, Tele2 finalized its network modernization in the Baltic region and invested a total of EUR 50 million in attaining the objective of the project – create the most up-to-date mobile network in the Baltic countries. It was one of the most significant investment projects in the Baltic region’s mobile communication industry. Tele2 has also secured the full spectrum portfolio necessary for LTE development – 800, 900, 1800, and 2100 MHz in all the states, together with 450 and 2300 MHz in Estonia, and 2600 MHz in Latvia and Lithuania. This will enable Tele2 to reach its goal to cover 90 percent of the Baltic population by the end of 2015. Niklas Sonkin, Executive Vice President Central Europe and Eurasia comments: “The Baltic region together with Sweden, are our next areas of growth for 4G/LTE services. The demand for mobile data in the Baltic region is tremendous and Tele2’s revenue from data services demonstrates rapid growth”. In 2014, the share of data revenue reached 24 percent of all service revenue in Estonia, 22 percent in Latvia, and 12 percent in Lithuania. An acceleration in data usage is expected in the near future, as prices for data services and smart gadgets becomes more affordable. For more information, please contact:Lars Torstensson, EVP Corporate Communication and Strategy, Tele2 AB, Phone: +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 2013, we had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion. ++||++

Tele2 AB presents 4G plans for the Dutch market

The first network clusters launch in three weeks and will cover an area stretching from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. The rollout will continue across the entire country at a pace that ensures the best possible user experience for customers. By the end of March 2016, Tele2 expects to reach nationwide coverage. Jeff Dodds, CEO Tele2 Netherlands comments: “Over the past two years the team at Tele2 has been focused on building the best performing 4G network in the Netherlands, with the ambition of giving our customers a mobile experience that secures their lifetime loyalty. Thanks to our extremely low setup and operating costs, we believe Tele2 is in the best possible position to challenge the incumbent Dutch operators, in a market where 4G is still considered by consumers to be an expensive premium service and price levels for mobile data remain amongst the highest in Europe.” Tele2 Netherlands is the first provider in the world in the process of launching a 4G only network. Tele2 has no costly 2 or 3G networks to maintain, a benefit which when combined with the cost advantages of their site sharing agreement with T-Mobile and the relatively small investment in license costs, results in a substantial cost improvement compared to their existing MVNO setup. Tele2 estimates the costs of operating as an MNO as opposed to an MVNO to be as much as 85% lower. This provides Tele2 with lots of scope to challenge the market. For more information, please contact:Lars Torstensson, EVP Communication and Strategy, Tele2 AB, Phone: +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 2013, we had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion. ++||++

Numerical Algorithms Group and Red Oak Consulting support KAUST petascale supercomputer project

11 December 2014 - Trusted HPC expertise and experience from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting was a key component of a large supercomputer project announced at SC14 by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The project awarded a contract to Cray Inc. for a supercomputer with nearly 200,000 cores, plus options for future upgrades. KAUST benefited from NAG and Red Oak consulting during the procurement and planning processes of the project, and will continue to do so into the commissioning and acceptance phases. The team from NAG and Red Oak brought their track record of involvement in over 40 HPC procurement projects around the world and delivered impartial expert advice based on experience across the whole lifecycle, from supporting the drafting of the procurement documents, through datacentre planning, benchmarking, bid evaluation, and contract negotiations. The NAG and Red Oak team will continue to support the KAUST project through installation and commissioning, acceptance testing, and user support planning. Gregory Newby, Manager of the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory, said: “The experience and expertise that NAG and Red Oak brought to our project was invaluable in ensuring the best value for KAUST while reducing project risks.  I believe we ended up with a better solution as a result of their input. The NAG and Red Oak team went the extra mile and integrated seamlessly into our project team, offering advice and experience across all aspects of the procurement process.” Andrew Jones, Vice President of HPC Consulting and Services at NAG, said: “It was a delight working with KAUST on this high profile supercomputer project at an institution with a clear and ambitious computation-based research vision. We were impressed with the commitment, capability and professionalism of staff across the KAUST organisation. We are very happy to have been able to add value based on our experience in procuring, managing and supporting other HPC facilities around the world.” Owen Thomas, Partner at Red Oak Consulting, said: “NAG and Red Oak enjoy a shared ethos of impartiality, integrity and expertise based on experience – enabling us to continue our track record of delivering value to our customers through an integrated and knowledgeable team. We look forward to the supporting the next phases of the project.” NAG and its strategic partner for HPC, Red Oak Consulting, are together able to provide impartial advice and proven expertise based on experience across any aspect of HPC – from strategy, to service planning, to technology advice, to software and algorithms, to performance enhancements. This support is available as consulting, professional services, delivery-focused projects, or training and has been delivered to customers around the world, across private and public sectors. NAG and Red Oak work with customers separately or as a highly effective and integrated team, depending on each customer need. About NAG The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) applies its unique expertise in numerical engineering to delivering high-quality computational software, consultancy and high performance computing services. For over 40 years NAG experts have worked closely with world-leading researchers in academia and industry to provide powerful, reliable and flexible software and solutions relied on by tens of thousands of individual users, as well as numerous independent software vendors. NAG is a not-for-profit organisation and serves its customers from offices in Oxford, Manchester, Chicago and Tokyo, through staff in France and Germany, as well as via a global network of distributors. Together with the globally renowned NAG Library, NAG experts assist others in many ways, whether that be by parallelizing serial codes so they optimally perform on HPC hardware to delivering in-depth technical training courses through developing bespoke algorithms. About Red Oak Consulting Red Oak Consulting is a leading high-performance computing consultancy with a customer base of users in government, industry and academia. Red Oak provides tailored, specialist advice on all parts of the HPC lifecycle and also undertakes new technology assessments. For more information see: www.nag.com www.redoakconsulting.co.uk

Wood costs for hardwood pulp-producing mills have declined in 2014, while softwood pulp manufacturers have seen stable costs

Seattle, USA. The costs of hardwood fiber for the manufacturing of pulp have trended downward for over three years. The global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI), which tracks prices for pulplogs and wood chips in 14 regions around the world, reached its lowest level since 2009 in the 3Q/14 when it fell to $96.76 per oven-dry metric ton (odmt). The biggest declines in prices from the 2Q/14 occurred in Sweden, Russia, Brazil and Australia mainly as the result of a stronger US dollar. The HFPI index has trended downward for over three years when the all-time high of $117.90/odmt was reached. The largest consumption of hardwood fiber in the world is in Brazil where the pulp production has been on an upward trend for over two decades.  Despite the continued increase in pulp production and the accompanying rise in  wood fiber consumption, prices for Eucalyptus logs have not changed much in Brazilian Real terms, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). In US dollar terms the picture is somewhat different, with prices having fallen as the Brazilian Real has depreciated. The Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI), which tracks global prices of softwood chips and pulplogs, has been fairly steady over the past two years, fluctuating between $98-100/odmt. The major changes in softwood prices in 2014 occurred in sawmill residuals in Western US and Western Canada where prices increased, and in Germany and Brazil where prices have fallen this year. In Western Canada, chip prices have gone up mainly because of higher prices for softwood market pulp (NBSK), to which they often are linked, while recent price increases in Western US have been driven by a rise in the volume of exported chips to Japan. Although wood raw-material costs for the Russian forest industry have not changed much in Ruble terms, the costs in US dollars for pulplogs have fallen dramatically from the 2Q to the 3Q this year because of the weakening Russian currency. Pulpwood prices have come down to levels not seen in more than six years. Currently, both softwood and hardwood pulplog prices are lower in Russia than in any of the 17 other regions covered by the WRQ (www.woodprices.com). Global pulpwood and timber market reporting is included in the 52-page quarterly publication Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The report, which was established in 1988 and has subscribers in over 30 countries, tracks sawlog, pulpwood, lumber and pellet prices, trade and market developments in most key regions around the world. To subscribe to the WRQ, please go to www.woodprices.com

Sales development in November and the fourth quarter 2014

The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 10 percent in local currencies in November 2014 compared to the same month last year. In the fourth quarter of 2014, i.e. during the period 1 September to 30 November, sales including VAT increased by 11 percent in local currencies. Sales including VAT in the fourth quarter converted into SEK amounted to SEK 49,609* m (42,610).Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 42,605* m (36,495). The total number of stores amounted to 3,511 on 30 November 2014 versus 3,132 on 30 November 2013. Percentage sales development for the month of December will be published at 08.00 (CET) on 15 January 2015. The Full-year Report, covering the period 1 December 2013 – 30 November 2014, will be published at 08.00 (CET) on 28 January 2015. Please note that a new date, 24 March 2015, has been set for theThree-month Report covering the period 1 December 2014 – 28 February 2015 instead of the previously communicated date of 26 March 2015. * The amounts are provisional and have not yet been audited by the company’s auditors: the amounts may deviate slightly from the Full-year Report that will be released on 28 January 2015. Karl-Johan Persson, CEO Contact person: Nils Vinge, IR Manager           +46-8-796 5250 The information in this press release is that which H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) is required to disclose under Sweden’s Securities Market Act. It was released for publication at 08.00 (CET) on 15 December 2014. 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.In 2013, sales including VAT were approximately SEK 150 billion. The number of employees amounts to more than 116,000.For further information, visit hm.com (http://www.hm.com).

Financing update and restructuring proposal

On 12 December 2014 the Company requested a temporary suspension of the Company's shares and bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange pending discussions concerning amendments to the summons.The discussions concerning the summons were initiated by the Company, which after renewed considerations has concluded that it is necessary to also request a deferral of the interest payments (and not only the amortisation payments) that were due on the Company's bonds on 9 December 2014. Given this and as payment of interest was an integral part thereof, the previous summons and negotiated waiver and deferral terms can no longer be met.“Noreco’s financial situation and outlook has continued to deteriorate due to the significant and continued drop in oil prices, increases in projected operating costs and accelerated retention of cash to cover future abandonment costs,” says Tommy Sundt, CEO of Noreco.It is the Board's view that circumstances now dictate that a swift solution to its financial situation must be sought. The Board has therefore decided to put forward a restructuring proposal as attached to this release for discussion with its stakeholders.“While we continue to pursue opportunities to best preserve values for all stakeholders, we need to accelerate work on an overall financial restructuring,” Tommy Sundt says.As follows from the attached document, the Board’s current assessment is that full conversion of bond debt is necessary to maintain going concern and to create a sustainable solution where values can be best preserved and underlying values realised for all financial stakeholders.The Company is in dialogue with the Nordic Trustee and bondholders' representatives concerning a renewed set of waiver and deferral terms, and has also initiated discussions with Nordic Trustee and bondholders' representatives concerning the Board’s restructuring proposal.For further information on the Company's proposed restructuring terms, as well as detailed information on its financial position, cash flow prognoses and asset considerations, please see the presentation attached hereto. Contact:Silje Christine Augustson, Deputy Chair of the Board. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Tommy Sundt, CEO. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Odd Arne Slettebø, CFO. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Geir Arne Drangeid, IR contact. Tel.: +47 913 10 458Or email: investorrelations@noreco.comThis information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to

Altor to divest its shares in Eltek ASA to Deltronics (Netherlands) B.V.

The consideration offered will be NOK 11.75 per Eltek share (the ‘Offer Price’), which represents a premium of approximately 20.3% to the closing share price of Eltek on Friday 12 December 2014. The Offer Price represents a premium of 35.1% to the closing share price of Eltek on 30 October 2014, the last trading day prior to the announcement from Eltek that it would engage in a process to evaluate future strategic options for the company. Altor acquired a 16.5% stake in Eltek in 2010, and quickly increased its ownership in the company to 32 %.  Over the last four years, the company has experienced substantial strategic and operational improvements. Eltek has exited non-core businesses such as Nera Networks, NeraTel, the Automotive business and the Renewable business. Building on its technology advantage from Telecom, Eltek has stepped up its focus on industrial applications and entered into the rapidly growing Data center market. Financial performance has improved and stabilized, and EBITDA has improved from NOK 276 million in 2010 to NOK 441 million in 2013. The company has also been refinanced, providing the financial resources to restructure and grow its business. “When Altor acquired the first shares in 2010, we saw a company with a unique technology platform, but with strategic and financial challenges. It has been a privilege to work with Eltek’s management and Board of Directors over the last four years, seeing the company become an admired leader in the Telecom Power Supply market”, says Hugo Maurstad partner at Altor Equity Partners and board member of Eltek. He continues, “Eltek, with its current focused strategy is a highly attractive complement to Delta’s existing businesses, and I believe they are the right owners to take the company through its next phase of development.” Delta will put forward a recommended voluntary cash offer pursuant to the Norwegian Securities Trading Act for all of the shares in Eltek. The offer is conditioned on customary regulatory approvals.

SKF takes next step in smartifying the industry

Gothenburg, Sweden, 15 December 2014: SKF is continuing its investments in smartifying its maintenance service offering, production and sales processes. As part of the investments, field maintenance engineers, production workers, and SKF sales force members in selected regions will be trained and equipped with smart devices with tailored-made software developed by SKF’s own connectivity team. Integrating SKF’s condition monitoring technologies into mobile devices supports the Group’s focus on asset life cycle management. By providing access to real-time machine performance data in a user-friendly format, customers and maintenance engineers are better able to take informed decisions regarding maintenance activities and increase machine efficiency. Bringing smart devices with production and maintenance apps into SKF’s factories will enable a better, faster and more accurate collection of data and ensure a more collaborative and efficient way of working. Apps that provide warnings and early fault detections in real-time and access to machine calibration routines will help minimise downtime and give operators the tools they need to solve issues instantly. “This is one of the most interesting times to be in the industrial arena. We are truly going through an industrial renaissance. Smart devices have helped us see the SKF world with new eyes and allows us to introduce a whole new way of working to what could be seen as a more traditional type of industry”, says Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO. Commenting on what these developments mean for the industry, he says, “Embracing industrial connectivity is opening up new markets for us. It’s helping us to deliver more value to our customers and increase our revenues. We will continue to embed this technology into our way of working. Technology developers and legislators have a role to play as well, in device development and nurturing industrial activity as a whole. Together, we will be able to increase competitiveness, quality, productivity and growth, unlocking the next industrial revolution.”    SKF has already developed over 35 internal and external apps, with more than 300,000 downloads.  These range from apps that help make field engineers up to 12% more efficient in their work – giving them more time to spend with customers – to bearing calculation and alignment apps that provide direct value to our SKF customers by improving their own productivity. Aktiebolaget SKF       (publ)

Accent-owned San Sac grows further by acquiring Orwak from Tomra

Accent-owned San Sac Group is taking yet another step in consolidating the waste management equipment market. The company has entered into an agreement with Tomra Systems to acquire Tomra Compaction, operating under the Orwak brand. San Sac, together with sister companies ILAB Container and Rubaek, recently merged with EnviroPac. These companies and Orwak complement each other when it comes to products, competence and geography. San Sac, EnviroPac and Orwak have combined sales of approximately SEK 750 million The merger of San Sac and EnviroPac took place in October 2014 with the investment fund Accent Equity 2012 as main owner. Now it’s time for the next step in San Sac’s growth strategy by merging with Orwak.   “Orwak will complement San Sac and EnviroPac with its in-house production of high-quality balers and its international sales organisation,” says Fredrik Jaginder, CEO of the San Sac Group. ”We are convinced that our combined efforts will create a very strong offering to existing and new customers.” San Sac develops and markets waste collection systems with ease-of-use for the public as well as ergonomically sound for the staff that collects and transports the waste. The company is active in Sweden and Denmark. EnviroPac is one of Norway’s leading suppliers of machines and equipment for waste recycling and compacting.   Orwak develops, manufactures and markets a wide product range of balers and briquette presses for renewable material. The company has production in Sävsjö, Sweden and subsidiaries/sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Poland and Japan. In addition, sales go through distributors in some 40 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. ”We are looking forward to take part in creating a complete group of companies within compaction equipment for waste management,” says Stefan Ek, CEO of Orwak. ”We have always considered San Sac and EnviroPac to be very competent colleagues within their respective niches. Together we will create an even stronger offering to both our customers and staff.” For further information, please contact: Fredrik Jaginder, CEO San Sac +46 70 224 30 94 or fredrik.jaginder@sansac.se Carl Fürstenbach, Chairman San Sac +46 70 322 98 99 or carl.furstenbach@accentequity.se Stefan Ek, CEO Orwak +46 70 222 09 04 or stefan.ek@tomra.com

Social Buzzing Fronts Post Recession Young Entrepreneurs Trend

Young entrepreneurship is on the rise, with recent statistics indicating that in the wake of the recession the number of start-ups launched by under-35s has risen by over 70% since 2006. Kings College London graduate Vanessa Whitaker is at the forefront of the trend with a social media management company that sets a new standard for post-university start-ups.  Dynamic, ambitious and always up-to-the-minute, Social Buzzing has quickly emerged as the go-to group for businesses that want to create some noise. Vanessa Whitaker, Founder and Director of Social Buzzing says, “As a young graduate I found the idea of scouring the post-recession job market hugely unappealing. Instead I decided to take the reins and create my own company borne out of a passion for the power of social media.” While comparing pre-recession company formation rates with the latest statistics indicates a noticeable increase across all age groups, the under 35 age bracket demonstrates the sharpest rise in activity. 2006 saw the establishment of 145,104 new start-ups yet in 2013, figures jumped to 247,049. These statistics are backed by existing research which also indicates that Britain’s young entrepreneur scene is on the rise. A recent report published by Santander revealed that over 80,000 British university students currently run a business, with 25% of these young entrepreneurs planning to turn their enterprise into a full time career after they graduate. This desire to run an independent business is largely fuelled by the uncertainty of the post-recession employment market. The statistics show that younger generations are no longer pinning all their hopes on finding the perfect job, they are taking their destiny into their own hands and creating a business around a skill, a passion or a hobby. Social media has changed the face of contemporary business and is now considered an integral part of marketing and advertising campaigns in practically every sector. Social Buzzing is helping businesses harness the potential of social media and use popular platforms to get sales skyrocketing. Specialising in Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn and more, the company creates interesting and engaging content designed to create a buzz.  With offices in Cheshire and London the company is perfectly positioned to provide British businesses with tailor made social media management services. The company is fronted by a team of cherry picked graduates armed with enthusiasm, ambition and a plethora of innovative ideas. All SEO-driven social media marketing campaigns are customised to suit individual clients and encompass a comprehensive range of services. These include social profile creation, management and optimisation, video, image and audio strategy implementation, news and press release campaigns, blog building, reputation management and application development. As more and more young Brits try their hand at entrepreneurship, Social Buzzing stands as an inspirational role model for graduates on the search for post-university success stories. To find out more about Social Buzzing and how the forward thinking start-up is helping British businesses reach their full potential, visit the website: www.SocialBuzzing.co.uk Email: hello@socialbuzzing.co.uk. Tel: 0207 859 4100 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socialbuzzinguk Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialbuzzinguk

The Population Register Centre selected Cybercom

“Service views comprise the most visible product of the national service architecture programme. The programme gathers public services for administrative customers – citizens, companies and other authorities – and a selection of private services in a separate personal service view,” says Janne Viskari, director of the Population Register Centre's Architecture for Digital Services unit, and continues: “Users can quickly and easily search for and use the services they need, review their registration data (personal, vehicle, property data, etc.), communicate with authorities and get reminders or recommendations regarding the use of the services. The service views will be built for mobile devices and larger screens, while focusing on the customer.” “Turning public sector services into digital format is one of the most important development projects in our society. For more than 15 years, Cybercom has offered strong support to digital businesses and the public sector in this development. We are excited to have the chance to build a service which combines the services of the state, municipalities and private service providers into a single service view which all parties can utilise effectively. It makes services easier and their development more cost-efficient. This is an important assignment for us, and further strengthens Cybercom's role as an agile developer of open source code services for the Finnish public administration,” says Petteri Puhakka, managing director of Cybercom Finland. The implementation of the service views is included in the national service architecture (KaPA) programme which creates a functional infrastructure for digital services. The objective of the programme is to make it simpler and easier for citizens to be in contact with companies, associations and authorities. Cybercom will implement application services for agile development associated with the service views project. The national service views will be implemented in 2014–2017. The implementation programme includes projects concerning the service channel, service views, identification, and role and authorisation management. The service channel is a data transfer channel which enables the transfer of data between organisations and makes service development more effective. The production use of the service channel will begin in spring 2015. Through the service views, the personal data of citizens, entrepreneurs and government officials, as well as electronic services, are available in a single location through a single user interface. In the first phase, the view for citizens will be implemented, with its demo to be released in January 2015. Its beta version will be released in autumn 2015. 

MOD awards contract for capital works projects in Scotland

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has announced the appointment of five companies to its most recent framework for the design and build of up to £250 million worth of MOD construction projects inScotland. Under the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme, DIO has awarded contracts for the Framework for Capital Works Projects inScotland– delivering construction works each valued at up to £12 million – to: · Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd · Interserve Construction Ltd · Kier Graham Defence (a Joint Venture between Kier Construction Ltd and John Graham Construction Ltd) · Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd · Miller Construction (UK) Ltd The framework is estimated to be worth between £100m and £250m and will operate for an initial four-year period, with the option to extend by up to a further three years. When project requirements are identified as suitable for delivery through the framework, the five companies will be invited to engage in ‘mini-competitions’, tendering for design & build solutions. The initial construction projects that are likely to be delivered through the Scotland Framework include works at a variety of locations in support of the programmes for Army Basing and for Future Reserves 2020. Leo O’ Shea, Director of Service Delivery for DIO, said: “DIO’s priority is to build a better Defence estate by providing the right buildings in the right places to meet the requirements of military personnel. I am pleased that Scotland’s future Defence construction requirements can now be met through this framework. The Capital Works Framework programme will ensure ongoing competitive tension, better value for money, and will speed up the procurement of projects.” John Jones, the NGEC Capital Works Frameworks project manager, said: “The award of this framework continues the work to provide a consistent procurement process across the Defence Estate that meets the requirements of the Government Construction Strategy and which will bring about efficiencies in terms of cost, design and project delivery.” This is the third DIO Framework contract to be awarded, following the appointments of the National Framework and theEast Midlandsand Eastern England Frameworks last year. The Framework for Capital Works projects inScotlandwill operate alongside the five other regional frameworks and deliver construction projects each up to a value of £12m. The National Framework delivers more complex projects and cross-region programmes each up to a value of £50M. Under the aims of the Government Construction Strategy, the frameworks will introduce use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the nec3 form of contract, adopt prompt payment principles through the use project bank accounts and other initiatives, and incorporate effective performance management, continuous improvement and benchmarking arrangements. The frameworks will be used for the majority of future UK Defence construction projects valued at below £50m. Ends

Vattenfall and Skandia build wind power together

“Vattenfall is investing in renewable energy, and the joint investment with Skandia will allow its expansion in Sweden to take place at a faster rate. That is good for our respective customers, and it’s good for Sweden,” says Magnus Hall, Vattenfall’s CEO. The four wind power projects are Hjuleberg (Falkenberg municipality), Höge Väg (Kristianstad municipality), Juktan (Sorsele municipality) and Högabjär-Kärsås (Falkenberg municipality). The first of these is already in operation and will be handed over to the joint holding company on 1 January 2015. The other wind farms are being built by Vattenfall and will be handed over to the joint company in the first quarter of 2016. “We have been investing increasingly in infrastructure for several years, as that has given gives our customers savers a stable and long-term return. This investment For our customers it is possible to benefit from the investments in the future as well as short term as they can create sustainable value for society at large. Vattenfall is a strong operating partner and wind power is a sector with good growth," says Bengt-Åke Fagerman, Skandia's CEO. The two parties will own equal shares in the joint company. More information on the wind farms:http://corporate.vattenfall.se/om-oss/var-verksamhet/var-elproduktion/vindkraft/pagaende-vindkraftprojekt/ For further information:Alberto Mendez Rebollo, Head of Vattenfall Wind Nordic, +46 (0)8 739 50 10Peter Stedt, Press Secretary Vattenfall Nordic, +46 (0)70 597 73 38Roger Johanson, Skandia’s Head of Infrastructure Investments, +46 (0)8 788 27 46Sara Hägg Liljedal, Information Officer Skandia, +46 (0)8 788 41 63 Press Room including photos: http://www.skandia.se/press About SkandiaSkandia is one of Sweden’s largest independent and customer-controlled bank and insurance groups. We have provided financial security to people for more than 150 years and have a strong tradition of pioneering spirit, product development and social engagement. We create richer lives for people with the aid of solutions in the sectors of savings, pensions, financial security and everyday finances, and by making it easier for them to make wise decisions about their personal finances. We have 2.5 million customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, managed capital of SEK 526 billion and 2,500 employees. Read more on www.skandia.se About VattenfallVattenfall is a Swedish-owned energy company with operations in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Great Britain and Finland. Vattenfall’s vision is to develop a sustainable and broad European energy portfolio and to be among those companies that are leading developments towards an environmentally sustainable energy system.Read more on www.vattenfall.se (http://www.vattenfall.se/sv/privat.htm)

Rovio and Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Grouplaunch Angry Birds soft drinks to millions of consumers in the Russian market

Espoo, Finland -- December 15th, 2014 -- Rovio Entertainment Ltd is proud to announce a significant production and distribution partnership with Baltika Breweries LLC, part of the Carlsberg group and a leader of the Russian beer market. This collaboration will bring four new Angry Birds soft drink flavours - Red, Chuck, Bomb and Minion Pig, to all over Russia, targeting millions of consumers. Baltika Breweries starts producing and distributing four Angry Birds soft drink flavours – Red (tropical taste), Chuck (orange), Bomb (cola taste) and Minion Pig (apple-pear). Angry Birds drinks were launched in Finland in 2011 and in Russia 2012 as an imported product. Baltika was chosen by Rovio because of its market leadership, quality excellence and ability to bring the best products to the consumers. The drinks will be produced by Baltika Breweries under Rovio licence, using ingredient technology which has deserved worldwide recognition. “Russia is strategically a very important market for Rovio. This contract with one of the most prestigious fast moving consumer goods company in Russia will further strengthen Rovio’s local presence.  We believe in potential and aim to operate with key players on various business segments. This is a major step to bring our fun and quirky Angry Birds brand to millions of Russian fans”, said Pekka Rantala Chief Commercial Officer at Rovio. “Carbonated soft drinks are very popular all over the world, including Russia. And we launch the production of Angry Birds drink by the Rovio license to strengthen non-alcoholic beverages portfolio of the company and to give the consumers new interesting drinks”, said Maxim Lazarenko Vice President Marketing at Baltika Breweries. Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile brands in the world and in Russia (data by RBC, 2013). The drinks will feature all new 0,33cl can design and for the first time include Angry Birds award codes that unlock Angry Birds games content. The new Angry Birds drink will be soon available all over Russia in modern and traditional trade. Rovio has become one of the top 10 global entertainment licensors in the world, raising this form of business to new levels in Finnish IP brand export. Rovio has grown its Consumer Products operations to include over 400 licensees with sales in 153 countries and over $2 billion retail value, choosing its partners based on market leadership, quality excellence and ability to bring the best products to Rovio’s fans globally. Rovio has lately announced several important deals in key markets across the globe. In China, Rovio signed a partnership with Alibaba and Shanghai Media Group to introduce Angry Birds Stella to the market and a deal with Gougou Group to open nine Angry Birds attraction parks by 2018. In Brazil, Rovio has partnered with Burger King to bring the Angry Birds brand to restaurants across the country.

Change in Finnair’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board

Finnair Plc Stock Exchange Release 15 December 2014 at 1:45 p.m EET Per Wennberg, nominated to Finnair's Shareholders' Nomination Board by Skagen funds, has decided to resign the Board following the decision of Skagen funds to sell down their shareholding in Finnair. Skagen funds was one of the three largest shareholders of Finnair. According the rules of the Shareholders’ Nomination Board, the shareholder eligible to appoint the succeeding member to Mr. Wennberg is the fourth largest shareholder of Finnair Plc as of the first weekday in September 2014 based on the registered holdings in Finnair's shareholder register. The fourth largest shareholder was Ilmarinen, who has nominated Managing Director Harri Sailas to the Shareholders’ Nomination Board. The other members of the Board are Eero Heliövaara, Director General of the Government Ownership Steering Department, Prime Minister's Office (Chairman); Robin Backman, Portfolio Manager, KEVA; and Klaus Heinemann, Chairman of Finnair's Board of Directors. The purpose and task of the Nomination Board is to prepare and present a proposal to the Annual General Meeting on the number of the members of the Board of Directors, on the members of the Board of Directors as well as on their remuneration. In addition, the Nomination Board is responsible for identifying candidates as potential board members. The now appointed Nomination Board will forward its proposals for the Annual General Meeting to Finnair's Board of Directors by 31 January 2015. More information on the Shareholders’ Nomination Board is available at http://www.finnairgroup.com/governance/governance_4.html

Fund Advisers Announce Departure of Managing Director, Spencer Lodge

Fund Advisers’ Managing Director, Spencer Lodge, is set to leave the company to pursue a number of new projects and focus on his other investments. After setting up the business and enjoying incredible success, culminating with 50% growth in the last year alone, Mr Lodge will depart, leaving Fund Advisers in the capable hands of Danielle Suchley and the rest of the management team, as was always the long-term strategy for the future of the company. Spencer will have no further involvement in the operation of Fund Advisers – but he assures clients that nothing will change. His protégée, Danielle, has worked alongside Spencer for many years, and the plan was always to help her create a leadership team that would take the business forward after Spencer’s planned departure. With the highly qualified salesforce, a core of experienced financial services professionals and a talented management team at the helm, clients will continue to benefit from the class-leading services and best-of-breed discretionary fund management. In an interview discussing his announcement, Spencer says, “My plan from the beginning was always to set up a business on firm foundations and then hand over the reins to a focused, dedicated and talented leadership team who could take it to a new level. My own history is filled with startups; I have opened and developed financial services businesses in many countries across the world, and I enjoy laying the groundwork for these ventures immensely – especially in the case of Fund Advisers. Now the time has come for me to move on and focus on new projects, and I am convinced that the team, headed up by Danielle, will do great things in 2015 and beyond.” Spencer leaves the company in great shape. Fund Advisers has grown significantly in recent years; the business now boasts 80 members of staff across three locations – Dubai, South Africa and Russia. There has been a 50% growth in business and new clients in the last year alone, and the company recently took on ‘Sales Commando’ Doug Tucker to help drive business forward. Spencer is looking forward to focusing on some of his own projects, moving out of international financial services after 20 years. He will pursue his commercial interests and already has a number of exciting ventures in the pipeline. Spencer adds, “I have many projects I am working on and I am very excited about one in particular, that I’d love to share with you today – unfortunately for various reasons, I can’t give too much away at this moment, but please watch this space!” To watch the full interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtmheEcOvhI) with Spencer, visit the link. To keep up with his new projects on Twitter, follow him at @spencerlodge. For more information about Fund Advisers, please visit the website: http://www.fund-advisers.com/ 

Com Hem publishes prospectus and lists notes on Nasdaq Stockholm

In connection with the issue of the Notes, the Board of Directors of the Issuer has prepared a prospectus for the listing of the Notes for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm. The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) has today announced that it has approved the prospectus. An application to register the Notes for trading at Nasdaq Stockholm has been submitted and the first day for trading in the Notes is estimated to December 16th, 2014. The prospectus is available on the websites of Com Hem (www.comhemgroup.com) and the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (www.fi.se). Notes to the editors: For more information see press release from October 23, 2014: Com Hem announces the issue of SEK 2,500,000,000 senior secured notes (http://www.comhemgroup.se/en/2014/10/23/com-hem-announces-the-issue-of-sek-2500000000-senior-secured-notes/) For queries, please contact: InvestorsCarolina Haglund Strömlid, Head of Investor RelationsTel: +46(0)708 80 71 73Investor.relations@comhem.com PressFredrik Hallstan, Head of PRTel: +46(0)761 15 38 30press@comhem.com DisclaimerThe securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Com Hem Holding AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 14:30 CET on December 15, 2014. Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “will,” “may,” "continue," “should” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although Com Hem believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice. 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: www.comhemgroup.com.

Zinzino AB (public limited liability company) acquires BioActive Foods AS – increased control enables continued growth and expansion

BioActive Foods is a Norwegian knowledge-based company with solid experience of product development in the field of health and food supplements. The company has worked with Zinzino to develop, research and design Zinzino’s Balance range. BioActive Foods’ projected turnover for 2014 is NOK 40 million with a profit of NOK 3 million. With the acquisition of 85 per cent of Faun Pharma AS earlier this year, Zinzino now controls the entire chain for the unique products in the Zinzino Food product line – from testing to production and sales.‘In the past few years, Zinzino has experienced strong growth and rapid expansion in terms of both new markets and new products. Increased ownership of BioActive Foods AS secures access to products, research expertise and production of goods for Zinzino Food’, said Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO of Zinzino AB. The transaction will create positive synergies throughout the chain from production to end users. In the long run, Zinzino also anticipates that its ownership of BioActive Foods AS will generate lower purchase prices which will guarantee better gross profit margins and thereby greater net earnings.‘It is important to be constantly finding new and more effective ways of working. The fact that we now have even greater control over the various components of our product range is of course an important step on the way to achieving our ambitious goals for expansion into new markets and a high level of growth in customer numbers. This means that we can offer our customers even better products at a better price’, said Dag Bergheim Pettersen. Zinzino has paid for the acquisition of BioActive Foods with a combination of cash and newly-issued Zinzino shares. 892,000 Zinzino shares have been issued in conjunction with the acquisition, which represents a dilution of 3.2 per cent. BioActive currently carries out 30,000 blood tests per year and has to date analysed 75,000 tests for Zinzino customers. These tests include a measurement of the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body. Researchers at the company have developed products based on fish oils and olive oils that help the body adjust the fatty acid balance between omega-3 and omega-6. The company was set up in 2007 and is based in Oslo. See www.1life63.com. For further information please contact:Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO, Zinzino, tel: +47 (0) 93 22 57 00Fredrik Nielsen, CFO, Zinzino, tel: +46 (0) 707 900 174Images for free publication – contact: Anders Ekhammar, tel: +46 (0) 707 462 579, www.zinzino.se Zinzino AB (publ.) is a leading direct sales company represented in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Poland, the Netherlands and the United States. Zinzino promotes and sells functional food and coffee. The functional food product line consists of the oil, shake, test and capsules in the Balance range. The coffee product line consists of espresso machines, coffee, tea and accessories. The business is characterised by high quality, proximity to the customer, and a focus on active product development. The products are marketed via direct sales. Zinzino is a public limited liability company and its shares are listed on Nasdaq First North. The company has 60 employees with its head office in Gothenburg and an additional office in Florida, USA. The company also owns a production company, Faun Pharma AS, which has 30 employees and is located in Vestby outside Oslo, Norway.

PROTECT Centre’s VIBRANT approach to cyber security skills

Following a National Audit Office landscape review on the UK cyber security strategy, published in February 2013, which identified a shortage of cyber security skills as a key challenge, the HEA and BIS invited proposals for innovative projects by higher education institutions and College Based Higher Education Providers in the UK that would improve cyber security teaching and learning. The four institutions funded, which also include Newcastle College, Birmingham City University and Edge Hill University, will use the funding to develop individual projects that will help improve the skills of graduates, address the shortage of cyber security skills and future proof the country’s IT sector, making it more resilient to possible cyber-attacks. The PROTECT Research Centre provides a range of expertise, solutions, and services that target industries working in the area of critical infrastructures. VIBRANT will develop a platform for simulating real-world security situations and problems, to enhance the practice side of existing teaching at the Centre which is based at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences . Dr Kashif Kifayat, project leader for VIBRANT and programme leader for BSc Cyber Security commented: “At LJMU we have been involved in cyber security research for around 20 years, and this is now focussed through the PROTECT centre. Our research expertise gives us a strong base for teaching in cyber security, but when we talk to companies and practitioners in cyber security it is obvious how the pace of change in real-world problems and responses create tough challenges for teaching and learning – a skills gap. With this project we can narrow that gap.” Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma'a of the Dean Faculty of Technology and Environment said:  “We are delighted at the Faculty about the success of the bid from such a prestige funding body. The VIBRANT project will be the start in setting up the foundation to be one of the UK leading Cyber Security Learning and Teaching programme.” The VIBRANT project team is led by Dr Kashif Kifayat alongside Dr Bob Askwith, Subject Leader in Networks and Security and co-investigator Professor Qi Shi (Professor in Computer Security and Head of Research) and Dr. David Llewellyn-John (Reader in Network Security). “Employers are worried about whether graduates have sufficient cyber security skills to respond to cyber threats”, explains Karen Fraser, Consultant in Academic Practice (Innovative Pedagogies) at the HEA. “If the UK is to be equipped to respond to cyber threats we need to strengthen the pipeline of cyber talent and help prepare students for entry-level security career opportunities.” Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive of the HEA, said: “The Higher Education Academy is pleased to be able to offer support to higher education providers to develop innovative projects involving strong partnership with businesses that will improve cyber security teaching and learning across the discipline of computing, institution and the sector beyond. The four projects receiving the grants have the potential to do this, thereby helping to improve the skills of graduates, address the shortage of cyber security skills and future proof the country’s IT sector, making it more resilient to possible cyber-attacks.” Stephen Robinson, Managing Director at Xyone Cyber Security, who will be working on the VIBRANT project said: “We are excited to have been approached for our input to the VIBRANT project with LJMU. We strongly believe in partnerships with academic institutions to conduct and utilise education and research to ensure the industry achieves growth, sustainability and closes the current skills gap. “I think that VIBRANT will add true value to the sector in educating LJMU students in how to tackle the issues affecting businesses, as well as the UK economy on a wider scale - particularly around combatting the vulnerabilities that exist within cloud technology. “Part of our relationship with LJMU is to ensure that today’s students leave their courses prepared for work in the cyber security industry; it’s vital for businesses and academics to share knowledge and ideas in how to generate the best research and results in cutting-edge services and products to meet rapidly changing demands. I think the VIBRANT project is a great step in this direction and we are very keen to support the team in meeting their objectives.” The projects are officially launched on 12 December, at a Cabinet Office event for industry, academia and government leaders to highlight how the UK is building skills to boost an increasingly flourishing cyber security sector in the UK. The event, hosted by Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, marks the third anniversary of the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy and follows a report to parliament on progress and forward plans to make the UK one of the safest places to do business online. Further information about the PROTECT Research Centre: http://www.protect-ci.org/

New Online Lingerie Boutique Caters Exclusively For Ladies With Curves

Voluptuous girls are in for a treat with the upcoming launch of a brand new luxury e-boutique retailing a curated collection of lingerie, nightwear and shapewear for C-K cup sized women. Catering to buyers worldwide, Curvy Intimates (http://www.curvyintimates.com/) stocks items from a range of upmarket designers as well as popular midrange brands seen on the high street. The curve friendly website is the first of its kind and is sure to emerge as a mecca for full figured females on the search for style, comfort and unsurpassed choice. Ugo Okonkwo, Founder of CurvyIntimates.com said, “Plain and simple, bustier ladies simply don’t enjoy the luxury of choice when it comes to shopping for lingerie online. I launched Curvy Intimates to fill a gaping hole in the market and offer larger chested ladies an e-boutique where they could browse and buy a stunning selection of products that cater especially to their body shape.” Luxurious, high quality and utterly on-trend, the range of designer brands gives browsers access to a fully stocked boutique lingerie department at their fingertips. Think rich fabrics, immaculate craftsmanship and precious fits that would make any girl feel like a princess. Designers set to grace the site’s inventory include All Undone, Chantelle, Miss Mandalay, Cheekfrills and Harley & Fox. For budget conscious buyers Curvy Intimates offers smalls from a wide selection of midrange brands. Pieces are affordable yet on-trend and ensure that style savvy shoppers can create an up-to-the-minute look without breaking the bank. Key high street brands making an appearance on the site include Curvy Kate, Freya, Fantasie, Elomi, Goddess and Tutti Rouge. Ladies wishing to sculpt, mould and trim will love the site’s cherry picked shapewear range. With a focus on comfort and functionality, Curvy Intimates stocks products sourced exclusively from Miraclesuit and Spanx. The globally recognised brands are undisputed market leaders and can be found in leading department stores all over the world. Curvy Intimates takes the hassle out of shapewear shopping and allows ladies to create a flawless figure with just a few clicks of the mouse. As part of its dedication to variety Curvy Intimates will also retail a range of maternity and nursing garments from leading manufacturers such as Royce Lingerie and HotMilk. Here, mums and mums-to-be can enjoy unsurpassed comfort that doesn’t compromise on style.       In addition to an exquisite collection of garments Curvy Intimates offers browsers a seamless user experience. With its clean aesthetics and easy to navigate page network, shopping for lingerie has never been so enjoyable. Curvy Intimates is scheduled to go live on Monday December 15. The launch comes just in time for the Christmas rush and company reps are expecting to fill an influx of orders from gift givers wanting to wrap up something special for the curvaceous lady in their lives. All UK orders enjoy FREE standard shipping with a spend of £50 or over. To find out more about Curvy Intimates and browse the handpicked collection of lingerie, nightwear and shapewear for C-K cup sized women, visit: www.curvyintimates.com

Annual burglary trends show worrying spike over festive period

The festive period sees residential (http://www.cmskeyholding.co.uk/residential/keyholding-emergency-response/) and commercial (http://www.cmskeyholding.co.uk/commercial/keyholding-emergency-response/) crime rates in the UK soar. A combination of factors come together to see the number of burglaries increase by 20% over the winter months. Insurance claims from residential burglaries also increase by 14%. Throughout the year property crime accounts for 72% of all recorded police time, of which 1 in 5 were burglaries. The reasons for this spike are varied, but it is mainly attributable to a combination of factors: that there are fewer hours of daylight; more properties, whether commercial or residential, are left empty over this period and there is a spike in trade that sees residences and commercial spaces full of expensive goods. Crime to commercial property Stock and goods are the most commonly stolen items from commercial properties. With large retailers of over 50 employees experiencing a much higher rate of crime than those with fewer. Burglars also tend to spend more time in situ when breaking into commercial properties than they do residential. Crime to residential property Residential crimes in contrast tend to be a lot quicker with burglars targeting small valuables such as cash/wallets, jewellery, electronics and drugs/medication. These items are easy to carry out of the property, conceal and carry a high sell-on value. The postcode lottery The location of a residence has a strong correlation on the likelihoods of it falling victim to a burglary. The 2014 study on 3.1 million insurance claims revealed that 7 of the 10 most burgled postcodes are all to be found in Greater London. Top 10 most burgled postcodes in the UK are: 10.      SE27 – West Norwood; Gipsy Hill, London 9.         UB6 – Greenford; Perivale, London 8.         N18 – Upper Edmonton; Edmonton, London 7.         L22 – Waterloo, Liverpool 6.         L18 – Allerton; Mossley Hill, Liverpool 5.         N2 – East Finchley; Fortis Green; Hampstead Garden Suburb, London 4.         RM8 – Dagenham; Becontree; Becontree Heath, London 3.         N10 – Muswell Hill, London 2.         SE24 – Herne Hill; Tulse Hill, London 1.         M21 – Chorlton-cum-Hardy; Barlow Moor, Manchester For more information on property crime and how to better protect property, contact CMS Keyholding (http://www.cmskeyholding.co.uk/christmas-crime-rates/). ENDS

VIP Tour Group Unveils Exclusive 2016 Rio Summer Games Packages

The 2016 Rio Summer Games are fast approaching and America’s leading luxury tour operator is kicking off the countdown with a collection of exclusive holiday packages. Specializing in unique life experiences in South America, VIP Tour Group (http://www.viptourgroup.com/Itin/2016-Rio-Summer-Games-Packages) has designed a series of electrifying all inclusive packages which celebrate the greatest sporting event on the planet. Dustin Kaylor, Director of Sales said, “As a tour company specializing in Brazilian experiences the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Games have sent our entire office into a state of excitement. We’ve spent the past few months sourcing the most luxurious accommodation the city has to offer and putting together some galvanizing packages that are guaranteed to delight.” This year Brazil proved it knew how to host a party when it pulled off one of the most exciting FIFA World Cup tournaments in football history. Surrounded by towering mountains, sun kissed beaches and lush jungle, exhilarating Rio de Janeiro was the country’s unrivalled destination to soak up all the on and off-pitch action. In 2016, the ‘marvelous city’ will once again welcome an influx of international visitors flocking to the Rio Summer Games. VIP Tour Group is taking sports fans there in style with a specially curated collection of Summer Games packages showcasing the very best that Rio has to offer. As it stands the 2016 Rio Summer Games will feature 28 sports across four different venues. Deodoro will host BMX, shooting and equestrian events, Maracanã will house football, athletics and volleyball stadiums, Barra will accommodate aquatics events while the world famous Copacabana will be graced by the best beach volleyball players on the planet. Events will run from August 3-21, with the official games schedule now confirmed. The VIP Tour Group site offers a complete rundown of competition dates designed to help clients plan their perfect Rio Summer Games experience. VIP Tour Group has penciled in a range of different six night packages catering for all budgets. For budget conscious sports fans 3/4 Star packages start at $3,995 per person. Those with a little extra cash to splash can opt for 4/5 Star packages which start from $4,699 per person. For Summer Games goers determined to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience 5-star packages offer unsurpassed luxury and start from $7,999 per person.  While some tour package operators restrict clients with pre-set accommodation, dates and activities, VIP Tour Group treats its customers to exceptional flexibility. Its customized Summer Games Experiences offer the choice of private apartments, penthouses or luxury hotel accommodations, concierge service, fully customizable city tours, flexible arrival/travel dates and the option of adding extra events and ceremony tickets as they become available. From athletics, cycling, gymnastics and swimming to table tennis, volleyball, water polo and weightlifting, tours can be tailor made to suit the individual interests of each client. The entire VIP Tour Group experience is backed by responsive and attentive service from the time of booking to the package’s completion date. Hotel availability is limited to just 26,000 rooms and VIP Tour Group is urging sports enthusiasts to get in quick in order to secure a place at what’s shaping up to be the most exciting Summer Games in history. To find out more about VIP Tour Group and explore the exclusive range of luxury 2016 Rio Summer Games Packages and other South America adventures visit: http://www.viptourgroup.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VIPTourGroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/VIPTourgroup

Hoist Finance acquires landmark portfolio in Italy

Hoist Finance has today acquired a landmark portfolio in Italy comprising non-performing unsecured consumer loans from the Italian consumer credit subsidiary of a major international bank. The transaction is part of the strategic expansion of Hoist Finance’s presence in the Italian market following the acquisition of the portfolio and platform for the long-term servicing partner, TRC SpA, earlier this year. The transaction value is not disclosed. “The transaction is an important milestone and represents further evidence to our strategy of becoming the leading debt restructuring partner to large international banks and financial institutions. It will add significant scale and will further strengthen our presence in Italy,” says Clemente Reale, Head of Hoist Finance Italy. About Hoist Finance Hoist Finance is a trusted debt restructuring partner to global banks and financial institutions, offering a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for acquisition and management of non-performing unsecured consumer loans. The total carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loans was approximately EUR 800 million as at 30 September 2014. Hoist Finance is a Pan-European debt purchase company with presence in eight European markets. Hoist Kredit AB (publ) is licensed and regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and is funded by the internet-based savings deposit service HoistSpar in Sweden, with more than 60,000 accounts, and by senior and subordinated unsecured bonds of in total SEK 1.1 billion as well as EUR 100 million in senior unsecured bonds, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.hoistfinance.com The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden) and Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw. lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). This information was released for publication at 18.00 CET on 15 December 2014. For further information, please contact: Anne Rhenman Eklund, Group Head of Communications and IR Hoist Finance Contact details: Phone +46 (0)8 55 51 77 90 Email: anne.rhenman-eklund@hoistfinance.com

Preferential rights issue in Hoist International AB (publ)

The new share issue has been fully subscribed among existing shareholders and proceeds will amount to approximately SEK 100 million, which will immediately be contributed to Hoist Kredit AB (publ). As a result of the transaction, the common equity tier 1 capital ratio of the Hoist Finance Group as of 30 September 2014 (pro forma) increases from 10.03% to 11.06%. The rights issue is another step in the Group’s strategy to further strengthen the capital base in order to capture growth opportunities in the European debt purchase market as they arise. For further information, please contact: Anne Rhenman Eklund, Group Head of Communications and IR Hoist Finance Contact details: Phone: +46 (0)8 555 177 90 Email: anne.rhenman-eklund@hoistfinance.com (%20anne.rhenman-eklund@hoistfinance.com) About Hoist Finance Hoist Finance is a trusted debt restructuring partner to global banks and financial institutions, offering a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for acquisition and management of non-performing unsecured consumer loans. The total carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loans was approximately EUR 800 million at 30 September 2014. Hoist Finance is a Pan-European debt purchase company with presence in eight European markets. Hoist Kredit AB (publ) is licensed and regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and is funded by the internet-based savings deposit service HoistSpar in Sweden, with more than 60,000 accounts, and by senior and subordinated unsecured bonds of in total SEK 1.1 billion as well as EUR 100 million in senior unsecured bonds listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.hoistfinance.com The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden) and Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw. lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). This information was released for publication at 08.00 CET on 16 December 2014.

Endomines and Nordea Bank sign an amendment and restatement agreement on term loan

Loan repayments are postponed to 2016-2017 Endomines AB (publ) and Nordea Bank Finland Plc have signed an amendment and restatement agreement to the term loan agreement dated 9 October 2009. The agreement was subject to the completion of a minimum of 66 MSEK equity rights issue. Since the equity issue was fully subscribed the condition has been met. According to the agreement 7 MSEK (0.75 MEUR) is repaid in April 2016, 7 MSEK (0.745 MEUR) in October 2016 and the remaining 31 MSEK (3.3 MEUR) in January 2016. For further information please contact:Markus Ekberg, CEO of Endomines AB, phone +358-40-706 48 50 About EndominesEndomines conducts exploration and mining business along the 40 kilometer long Karelian Gold Line. Through various regulatory approvals, Endomines controls the exploration rights to this entire area. The Company’s first mine, Pampalo, started in February 2011. During 2014 Endomines initiated the production of ore from the mine in Rämepuro and is now planning to start mining of the gold deposit in Hosko. The ore from Hosko will, like the ore from Rämepuro, be processed in the fore the Gold Line centrally positioned upgrading plant at Pampalo. The Company’s business practices and mining operations are based on sustainable principles and on minimizing the impact on the environment. Endomines applies SveMin's & FinnMin's respective rules for reporting for public mining & exploration companies. The Company has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the JORC-code, which is the internationally accepted Australasian code for reporting ore reserves and mineral resources. Endomines vision is to participate in the future structural transformation and consolidation of the Nordic mining industry. The Company may therefore be involved in acquisitions of interesting deposits or companies, should such opportunities arise. The shares of Endomines AB are quoted on NASDAQ Stockholm under ticker ENDO and on NASDAQ Helsinki under ticker ENDOM. Pareto Securities acts as Liquidity Provider in Stockholm.  Endomines AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:55 CET on December 16, 2014.

HiQ HELPS MICROSOFT DEVICES TO WIN IN A CHANGING MARKET

“The amount of stored information is skyrocketing in our connected world. Utilising data requires dedicated big data and analytics solutions as well as seamless integration, development, and maintenance. This is what Internet of Things is all about. We started tackling this challenge by transitioning from old big data environments to Azure, which provides us with the required tools to manage and utilize data”, says Jouni Marttila from the Microsoft Devices division. In the project, HiQ’s experts built an exceptionally efficient Internet of Things solution on a cloud platform. The data gathered with the solution aims to improve the quality of the devices as well as the end-user experience. Information is only collected from users who have accepted partaking in the company’s development programme. The solution makes it possible to forecast trends and to modify the functionality in order to meet the users’ needs. “By gathering and analysing data, business operations can be directed. The new Azure Machine Learning concept allows us to predict future events or bottlenecks based on data streams. This way we can develop our services in pace with our rapidly changing world and create even better products for our end-customers. The cloud environment’s agile methods enable fast results and working with HiQ has been simple and smooth. These factors led to the project being finished considerably faster than traditional IT projects”, Marttila adds. “This is an extremely interesting project, which in Finland pioneers the work in the Internet of Things field. By combining our knowledge of the industry with the best expertise in Big Data, analytics, and cloud technologies, we are able to simplify and create solutions that meet the needs of our clients. We are proud to work with Microsoft Devices and eager to continue helping the division improve its efficiency”, says Jukka Rautio of HiQ Finland. “HiQ has vast experience in the telecom industry, and we understand the business needs. Together with innovative and creative employees, this creates a great foundation for helping our clients. The Internet of Things is affecting everyone and everything, and we look forward to continue helping our clients to simplify and improve people’s lives,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. For more information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ, Tel: +46 8 588 90 000 Jukka Rautio, Managing Director, HiQ Finland, Tel. +358 40 827 1142 Peter Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ, Tel. +46 704 200 103

Big Data – the future prospects for a south west sector

The future prospects for the big data sector and developing the right skills here in the South West will be discussed at an interactive conference to be held at the Exeter Met Office in January. ‘Unlocking Big Data – Investing in Human Capital’ features the Guardian’s Technology Editor, Charles Arthur and Dr Kim Nilsson, the Swedish astrophysicist and Hubble astronomer who now supports academics looking to develop careers in data science in the private sector. Alex Nicholson, CIO of Plymouth big data company Intelligent Optimisations, the Met Office’s Charles Ewen, CIO and Director of Information Technology will discuss building effective teams and business collaboration with research and development. Chris Garcia CEO of HotSW LEP will examine the funding potential of the European Structural and Investment Fund Strategy (ESIF) and the potential for growth in the far south west. Organised by the Exeter and Heart of Devon Employment and Skills Board, the event will be completely interactive, with all delegates taking part in focussed discussions inspired by the speakers. The results of these discussions will be analysed and fed back to attendees as part of the ongoing debates throughout the day. Mark Shepherd, Chair of Exeter and the Heart of Devon ESB said: “With the arrival of the Met Office’s supercomputer, the south west and Exeter in particular can become a global leader in this fast growing sector. “However, the skills required of big data scientists are complex, which means there is already a shortfall in suitable candidates and recruitment is a big issue for many companies. “This is an important event, bringing together delegates from across the far south west to discuss how we can provide the right environment to develop and attract the skilled practitioners that will bring these companies to the area.” Big Data analysis is used to analyse vast amounts of information with great accuracy and at great speeds known as the 3Vs - volume, velocity and variety. The sector is growing rapidly across the globe where its uses range from astrophysics and science to government and business development through to online marketing Organisations like Ebay and Amazon are well known, but big data processing is now within the reach of less well-resourced organizations. Fraud detection, climate science and even health care are just some examples of sectors that are reliant on the information that big data analytics can uncover. Chris Garcia, Chief Executive of the Heart of the South West LEP said: “The Heart of the South West area has the potential to become globally recognised as a leading cluster area for big data companies. “We have world leading companies including the Met Office and outstanding universities who are already working closely with business to develop data scientists able to operate in a commercial environment. “However we need to do more so that we are able to build the right environment to take advantage of the opportunities big data has to offer.” Aimed at Big Data practitioners, businesses, learning and training providers as well as aspiring and practicing data scientists, the event will include opportunities to meet the Heart of the South West’s Big Data community in one of the world’s leading Big Data organisations. Funded by the Skills Funding Agency, the conference is being supported by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Somerset Skills and Learning and the Met Office. Unlocking Big Data – Investing in Human Capital will take place at the Met Office, Exeter on 28th January. Places are limited and as demand is likely to be high, early booking is recommended. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis from:  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unlocking-big-data-investing-in-human-capital-registration-14775029511

Comment on currency impact, actions and sales trend

This information is to meet the requests for clarification and comments on the impact on Oriflame’s sales and earnings and foreseen actions following the recent sharp decline in the Russian Rouble. Oriflame is increasingly impacted by currency movements as a result of the Russian Rouble devaluation and the company will intensify its efforts to limit the currency impact for the group. With Russia being the largest market for the group, representing around 30 percent of total sales, the Russian Rouble is the currency with the largest impact on group sales and operating margin. With the current exchange rates (Rouble to Euro at 90) and compared to prior year, the gross impact of the exchange rates on group sales is estimated to be approximately 12 percent for the full year 2014 (compared to 10 percent as estimated at the time of the quarter 3 announcement) and 14 percent in quarter 4 2014. The gross impact of the exchange rates on operating margin is expected to be slightly above 400 basis points for the full year 2014 (compared to below 400 basis points as estimated at the time of the quarter 3 announcement) and 500 basis points in quarter 4 2014. Oriflame has a strategy and strong track record of consistently increasing prices, in line with or above inflation, in order to ensure the income level for its consultants, sustain a strong brand position as well as to compensate for currency devaluation. During the last couple of years, the price increases in the CIS region have averaged mid to high single digit percent year over year. The recent sharp devaluation of the Rouble together with the increasing inflation in Russia, require further actions. As a result, Oriflame will substantially speed up the pace and level of price increases in Russia during next year as well as continue to seek further efficiency improvements. “With a large part of our sales generated in Russia, we are clearly impacted by the recent additional devaluation of the Rouble. We will continue to carry out our strategy and sequentially implement price increases at levels required to enable a healthy business development. Despite the macroeconomic difficulties, I’m pleased to see a continued positive local currency sales trend for the fourth quarter in line with earlier communication. I am confident that the earnings opportunity that Oriflame offers will be increasingly attractive in this environment, offsetting parts of the Euro productivity drop”, CEO Magnus Brännström comments.. More information to be released in the full-year 2014 announcement. For additional information, please contact:Gabriel Bennet, CFO, Oriflame                                 +41 79 826 3713 Johanna Palm, Director Investor Relations, Oriflame                      +46 765 422 672 Founded in 1967, Oriflame is a beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries. Its wide portfolio of Swedish, nature-inspired, innovative beauty products is marketed through approximately 3 million independent Oriflame Consultants, generating annual sales of around €1.4 billion. Respect for people and nature underlies Oriflame’s operating principles and is reflected in its social and environmental policies. Oriflame supports numerous charities worldwide and is a Co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation. Oriflame is a Luxembourg company group with corporate offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland. Oriflame Cosmetics is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.

Sawlog prices fell worldwide in the 3Q with the biggest declines seen in Europe

Seattle, USA. Sawlog prices were lower in the 3Q in most of the 20 regions that are the basis for the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI). The Index fell by 4.6% from the 2Q to $85.56/m3, with the biggest price drops occurring in the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. The decline came after three consecutive quarters of increases and the GSPI reaching a three-year high in the 2Q/14. Sawlog prices fell in both the local currencies and in US dollar terms, as the dollar was strengthening against most currencies during the third quarter. In US dollar terms there were some countries where prices fell quite substantially quarter-over-quarter, including Russia (-14%), Western Canada (-10%), Sweden (-9%), the Czech Republic (-9%) and Brazil (-9%), according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. In addition to the stronger US dollar, there was also a slightly weaker demand for lumber in Japan, the US, Canada and several other major markets in Western Europe, resulting in downward price pressure on sawlogs in the third quarter. With a few exceptions, current sawlog prices are between 5-15% higher than the 10-year averages. Eastern and Central Europe are currently the regions with the highest current log costs as compared to the average costs for the past decade. In the Nordic countries, the trend has been the reverse, with recent prices being below the ten-year averages. In Western US, weaker demand for logs in the export market has resulted in lower log export prices during the summer and fall, which was welcome news for domestic consumers of sawlogs. Prices for sawlogs have come down nine percent from their eight-year high early in 2014. Despite the recent decline, current price levels are still 15-20% higher than the ten-year price averages, according to the WRQ (www.woodprices.com). In the US South, sawlog prices have been fairly stable for over five years and sawmills in this region have some of the lowest wood raw-material costs in all of North America. Global lumber, sawlog and pulpwood market reporting is included in the 52-page quarterly publication Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The report, which was established in 1988 and has subscribers in over 30 countries, tracks sawlog, pulpwood, lumber and pellet prices, trade and market developments in most key regions around the world. To subscribe to the WRQ, please go to www.woodprices.com

Proact to build virtual IT infrastructure for SMÅA

This initiative in a completely new technical infrastructure will give SMÅA – which numbers around 120 000 small businesses among its members – a strong platform for further development of its IT-based business support. SMÅA has already been working with Proact as its advisors and consultants in respect of IT strategy. The partnership is being extended now that Proact has been asked to supply their new IT infrastructure including support. “We realised that Proact offers the best solution for our new IT infrastructure, which will provide more effective support to our business and users. We also set great store by Proact’s support services, and we are really pleased that we will have access to top experts working with the technology and products that we have chosen,” says Hans Öström, IT manager at SMÅA. SMÅA already has a virtualised servers and desktops (VDI) for all its users, and is now adding virtualisation for data storage. This will make it possible for SMÅA to execute system changes without interference in uptime. “Of course, we are very pleased that SMÅA has increased the trust placed in us as their supplier and partner. Their ambitious initiative, which aims to create a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, can certainly act as an inspiration to many other businesses with similar needs,” says Lena Eskilsson, regional manager at Proact. The new infrastructure is based on the so called Flexpod concept. This is a reference architecture for servers, storage and networks, with components from different suppliers which have been pretested to make sure they all work together in an integrated IT infrastructure. The well-defined concept will make planning, installation and commissioning considerably simpler and more cost-effecitve. Proact’s solution for SMÅA includes a storage cluster and backup system from NetApp, Cisco UCS blade servers, network switches and wireless access points from Cisco. 

Tactivo™ order from US Department of Defense

DLA is implementing a mobility solution that enables secure e-mail and browsing capabilities from iOS devices. The solution is based on the existing Common Access Card (CAC) infrastructure and adds to the overall usability of the long standing smart card system. The order, which has been placed through Precise Biometrics’ partner TX Systems, includes Tactivo for iPhone and iPad devices, as well as Tactivo Guardian cases.  “Tactivo enables US government programs to move forward in implementing secure mobility solutions that utilize the existing PIV/CAC card systems. The solution increases employees flexibility, allowing them to access data everywhere, while still maintaining secure authentication to critical data”, says Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics.. Tactivo is a product line of mobile smart card readers for iOS and Android devices that provides convenient and secure access to restricted resources from mobile devices. Tactivo brings true mobility to organizations using smart cards, such as CAC and Personal Identity Verification (PIV). The smart card readers can be used with a wide range of applications that enable many different use cases, such as secure browsing, e-mail, document signing and more. Read more about Tactivo on http://www.precisebiometrics.com/mobile-smart-card-readers   This press release contains information that Precise Biometrics is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 am on 17 December, 2014. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air and iPad mini are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Scania to test wirelessly charged city bus for the first time in Sweden

Scania is undertaking intensive research into various types of electrification technologies that could replace or complement combustion engines. Induction is among the options being investigated and would involve vehicles wirelessly recharging their batteries via electrified roads. Now, for the first time in Sweden, Scania and the Stockholm based Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) plan to test the technology in real-life conditions. The project will be run through their jointly operated Integrated Transport Laboratory research centre. Swedish Energy Agency will provide 9.8 MSEK for the project’s realisation. Other stakeholders include Södertälje Municipality, Stockholm County Council and Tom Tits, the tech-oriented museum for children and youths. As part of the field tests, a Scania citybus with an electric hybrid powertrain will go into daily operation in Södertälje in June 2016. At one of the bus stops there will be a charging station where the vehicle will be able to refill wirelessly from the road surface enough energy for a complete journey in just six-seven minutes. “The main purpose of the field test is to evaluate the technology in real-life conditions,” says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, Head of Scania’s Hybrid System Development Department. “There is enormous potential in the switch from combustion engines to electrification. The field test in Södertälje is the first step towards entirely electrified roads where electric vehicles take up energy from the road surface.” To build an infrastructure and convert bus fleets to vehicles that run exclusively on electricity will provide many advantages for a city. With a fleet of 2,000 buses, the city can save up to 50 million litres of fuel each year. This means the fuel costs decrease by up to 90 percent. Apart from induction, Scania’s research and development department is looking at different technology options, including the take-up of energy from overhead electrical wires or from rails. “Our customers have different needs and prerequisites when it comes to switching to more sustainable transport. Therefore we don’t want focus on just one technology. Instead we are continuing research in different areas,” says says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt. For further information, please contact Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, Head of Scania’s Hybrid System Development Department, tel +46 8 553 859 93.

NMG: Summary of the Extraordinary General Meeting held today

· Summary of the Extraordinary General Meeting held today  · Nomination  Committee appointed · Stockholm headquarters to relocate as from January EGM-summary An Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) in Nickel Mountain Group AB (“NMG” or the “Company”) was held in Stockholm today. The agenda contained only one main item, to appoint a new auditor for the parent company and for the group. The background is that NMG is taking measures to reduce costs and during 2013 – 2014 there have so far been two different auditors working on group level and in the two subsidiaries. PricewaterhouseCoopers AB with responsible auditor Johan Palmgren were appointed for conducting the audit work in the parent company and on group level in respect of financial year 2014.  The corresponding change will also be fully implemented on subsidiary level later this month. At the EGM 27,874,988 shares were present through proxies, corresponding to 30.7% of the Company's 90,809,360 total outstanding shares. Nomination Committee  Further, In accordance with the resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 4, 2014, a Nomination Committee has been appointed for preparing mainly the proposal for board composition to be decided by the 2015 AGM and certain other associated issues. The Nomination Committee members comprise the Chairman of the Board of Nickel Mountain Group, Mr. Martin Nes, and two representatives of the two largest shareholders in the share register. These are Mr. Lars Christian Stugaard representing Strata Marine & Offshore AS and Mr. Gunnar Hvammen representing Solan AS. Martin Nes will be the Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Proposals and questions to the Nomination Committee can be forwarded to the mail address nc2015@nickelmountain.se Stockholm office relocation   NMG also informs that the Stockholm headquarters with current address at Kungsgatan 44, 7th floor, 111 35 Stockholm will relocate as from beginning of January 2015. The new address will be Hovslagargatan 5B, 111 48 Stockholm. The telephone number and mail address will remain the same. For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB Torbjörn RantaManaging Director For information, please contact Torbjörn Ranta  Mail: torbjorn.ranta@nickelmountain.seTel: + 46 8 402 28 00Cell Phone: +46 708 855504 Cautionary Statement: Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to Nickel Mountain Group AB’s (“NMG”) current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of NMG. Forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where NMG operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) NMG’s continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards nickel. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. NMG assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecasts.

Endomines share issue registered by Bolagsverket

The Swedish Companies Registration Office, Bolagsverket has registered the rights issue of units in Endomines AB (publ) on the 16thof December 2014. Paid subscribed units (BTU), traded under ticker ENDO BTU on Nasdaq Stockholm and under ENDOMN0114 on Nasdaq Helsinki, will be deregistered and replaced by warrants and newly issued shares. The last trading day for the BTU is on 19th of December 2014. First day pf trading with the warrants and the newly issued shares is on 5th of January 2015. Four warrants entitle the holder, not later than 9th of December 2016, to subscribe to one new share at SEK 1.10 per share. The subscription price in Finland is in euro and the subscription price will be determined based on Sveriges Riksbank’s official EUR/SEK exchange rate three days before each specific subscription period. For further information please contact:Markus Ekberg, CEO of Endomines AB, phone +358-40-706 48 50or visit www.endomines.com About EndominesEndomines conducts exploration and mining business along the 40 kilometer long Karelian Gold Line. Through various regulatory approvals, Endomines controls the exploration rights to this entire area. The Company’s first mine, Pampalo, started in February 2011. During 2014 Endomines initiated the production of ore from the mine in Rämepuro and is now planning to start mining of the gold deposit in Hosko. The ore from Hosko will, like the ore from Rämepuro, be processed in the fore the Gold Line centrally positioned upgrading plant at Pampalo. The Company’s business practices and mining operations are based on sustainable principles and on minimizing the impact on the environment. Endomines applies SveMin's & FinnMin's respective rules for reporting for public mining & exploration companies. The Company has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the JORC-code, which is the internationally accepted Australasian code for reporting ore reserves and mineral resources. Endomines vision is to participate in the future structural transformation and consolidation of the Nordic mining industry. The Company may therefore be involved in acquisitions of interesting deposits or companies, should such opportunities arise. The shares of Endomines AB are quoted on NASDAQ Stockholm under ticker ENDO and on NASDAQ Helsinki under ticker ENDOM. Pareto Securities acts as Liquidity Provider in Stockholm. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Endomines AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 15:30 CET on December 17, 2014.

World leading research reaches new heights at LJMU

18 December 2014: Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has achieved world-leading status in the latest assessment of university research, with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences 0.01% off the top position in the UK. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced today, demonstrate the world-leading quality of research conducted in UK universities. For the first time in an exercise of this kind, the REF also highlights the wide-ranging and significant benefits that UK research brings to the economy and society. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences was ranked world-leading and second in the UK for its research into a number of areas; from tackling unhealthy lifestyles and obesity in children by adapting play areas and schools, working with Premiership football clubs, locally and across the country for performance analysis and injury prevention strategies, through to cardiac screening and cardiovascular health of athletes. In addition to doubling the amount of research rated as world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, LJMU has more than doubled the volume of activity rated internationally excellent or above.  Every Unit of Assessment (UoA) submitted by the University was rated as at least 45% internationally excellent or better. Other areas of particular excellence included Astrophysics for the impact of the National Schools’ Observatory on supporting the learning of UK school children, and English for the impact of writing in prisons and research into the history of everyday life. The University is now in the top half of the overall research league table, placed 61 out of 128 universities who submitted more than one UoA in the proportion of research that is world-leading or internationally excellent and is second only to Cardiff in its peer group, the University Alliance (http://www.unialliance.ac.uk/member/), making it the best in England for research under this group of global leading universities. LJMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill said: “Liverpool John Moores University is a University proud of its heritage and values. It is an international beacon for excellence in education providing exceptional student experiences with life-changing opportunities for its students and staff. The outcomes of this independent assessment of research undertaken across the UK by the government demonstrates that LJMU is conducting internationally recognised and world leading research in a diverse set of disciplines and is one of the leading institutions redefining the role of a university in the 21st Century.  Our research and scholarship motivates and inspires our students and staff and, in additional to adding to the base of knowledge, supports businesses and contributes to wealth creation for the City of Liverpool and nationally. “ LJMU’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer Professor Robin Leatherbarrow said: “The result for the University is exceptional. LJMU is fast realising our ambition to become the leading modern civic university in the UK, with research and scholarship fully embedded within our activities, informing our curriculum and having a direct impact upon the student experience.  These results will now enable us to build our reputation based on evidence and performance and to state with confidence that our students not only have the highest quality teaching but that their learning experience is informed by relevant, credible and world-leading research.” Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 key LJMU results · LJMU demonstrates World-leading research in 77% of submitted disciplines (ie. 13 out of 17 UoAs have 4* research) · On the basis of the proportion of World-leading and internationally excellent (4*+3*) research, LJMU is ranked 61st of the 128 UK universities that submitted more than a single UoA · LJMU research impact is rated as internationally excellent in all subject areas · All 17 UoAs have internationally excellent research and 96% of LJMU research submitted to REF 2014 is of international quality or better · LJMU has almost doubled the proportion of activity rated internationally excellent or above (34% in RAE2008 to 66% in REF2014) · 72% of the institution’s research impact activity is rated as internationally excellent or world-leading · Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism achieved 97% of research activity 3* & 4* overall · The University more than doubled the volume of 4* (world-leading) activity (from 8% in RAE2008 to 18% in REF2014) . To read the LJMU case studies related to the research, please visit  http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Research/128646.htm Notes to Editors: The results are produced as ‘overall quality profiles’ which show the proportions of submitted activity judged to have met each quality level from 4* to unclassified. The quality levels are: 4* World-leading 3* Internationally excellent 2* Recognised internationally 1* Recognised nationally U   Unclassified The overall quality profile awarded to each submission is derived from three elements that were assessed: 1. The quality of research outputs. This contributes 65 per cent of the overall quality profile. The panels reviewed 191,150 submitted research outputs. 2. The social, economic and cultural impact of research. This contributes 20 per cent of the overall quality profile. This is a new feature in the assessment framework. The panels reviewed 6,975 submitted impact case studies. 3. The research environment. This contributes 15 per cent of the overall quality profile. 4. The REF was undertaken by the four higher education funding bodies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. REF 2014 was managed by a team based at HEFCE on behalf of the funding bodies. 5. The REF replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), last conducted in 2008. 6. The results of the REF are available at www.ref.ac.uk from 0001 on Thursday 18 December 2014. 7. Any higher education institution (HEI) in the UK that is eligible to receive research funding from one of the funding bodies was invited to participate in the exercise. 8. The REF is a discipline-based expert review process. 36 expert sub-panels, working under the guidance of 4 main panels, reviewed the submissions and made judgements on their quality. The panels comprised 898 academics and 259 users of research. 9. 154 HEIs participated, making a total of 1,911 submissions to the 36 panels. Institutions’ submissions ranged from 3 staff submitted to a single panel, to over 2,500 staff submitted to 32 panels.10. In the 2008 RAE, the quality of research outputs was assessed in a similar way to the 2014 REF assessment. Impact was not assessed in the 2008 RAE, and the research environment was assessed in a different format against different criteria. Therefore, only the outputs element is directly comparable between the two exercises.11. For further information, see www.ref.ac.uk.

Autoliv and Neonode to showcase the future of Steering Wheel technology

The joint development done to date has focused on accelerating the development of the next generation of driver interface concepts focusing on the safe and intuitive interaction between the driver and the control of the automobile. The new technology provides a light-based “touchless touch” sensing with visual guidance eliminating the need for the driver to move the hands off the wheel while interacting with the car. It will also replace mechanical switches and allows the car to know where the driver’s hands are placed on the wheel. “We are pleased to collaborate with Neonode to integrate its light-based zForce AIR MultiSensing technology into the steering wheel,” commented Johan Lofvenholm, Group Vice President Product and Process Development at Autoliv. “This will create new possibilities as we enhance our capabilities towards automated driving,” added Lofvenholm. “Neonode’s strength in innovative user interfaces, based on its proprietary optical technology, creates a joint opportunity to lead the industry towards a more powerful and innovative way to interact with automobile systems. We are delighted to work with Autoliv. Together we can create a safer and more enjoyable interaction in the driving environment,” says Thomas Eriksson, CEO at Neonode. Autoliv and Neonode will introduce the first joint concept “zForce DRIVE - Active Sensor Steering Wheel,” which is based on Neonode zForce AIR technology, at CES 2015, January 6 - 9 in Las Vegas. Inquiries: Autoliv - Thomas Jönsson, Vice President Corporate Communications, Tel +46 (8) 58 72 06 27 Neonode - Gunnar Fröjdh, Vice President of Global Sales Automotive, Tel +46-70 727 55 55, gunnar.frojdh@neonode.com

Truck deliveries in November 2014

Volvo Group Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2014 amounted to 18,224 vehicles. This was a decrease of 10% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis November deliveries declined by 16% in South America, primarily due to lower deliveries in Brazil. Deliveries in Europe declined by 31%, mainly as a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation. Deliveries in North America increased by 21% in November thanks to a continuously high demand due to fleet renewal and a good economic development in general. In Asia truck deliveries increased by 10%. Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Eicher): +---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to date |Change|+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Volvo Group |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Europe |6,291 |9,064 |-31% |65,480 |71,885 |-9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Western Europe |5,154 |7,065 |-27% |51,445 |56,101 |-8% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Eastern Europe |1,137 |1,999 |-43% |14,035 |15,784 |-11% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|North America |5,046 |4,182 |21% |52,893 |41,021 |29% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|South America |2,440 |2,898 |-16% |21,872 |26,712 |-18% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Asia |3,010 |2,768 |9% |29,378 |25,822 |14% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Other markets |1,437 |1,444 |0% |15,355 |14,474 |6% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |18,224|20,356|-10% |184,978|179,914|3% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,169 |1,366 |-14% |13,138 |12,083 |9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |1,325 |1,667 |-21% |13,663 |15,164 |-10% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |15,730|17,323|-9% |158,177|152,667|4% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |18,224|20,356|-10% |184,978|179,914|3% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Non-consolidated operations| | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2,258 |1,864 |21% |27,515 |29,114 |-5% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|DVT (100%) |23 |14 |64% |88 |199 |-56% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volumes |20,505|22,234|-8% |212,581|209,227|2% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+ Volvo In November 10,693 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 13% compared with the same month last year. In Europe 3,701 vehicles were delivered during November, down by 30% compared with November 2013. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation. Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 9% to 2,855 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year. Deliveries in South America decreased to 2,176 trucks in November, a decrease of 19% compared with November 2013. Demand for new trucks is currently low due to uncertainty regarding what the interest rates for truck financing in the governmental Finame-program will be in 2015. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Volvo |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Europe |3,701 |5,323 |-30% |38,333 |40,504 |-5% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Western Europe |2,778 |3,673 |-24% |27,083 |27,390 |-1% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Eastern Europe |923 |1,650 |-44% |11,250 |13,114 |-14% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|North America |2,855 |2,630 |9% |31,057 |23,596 |32% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|South America |2,176 |2,689 |-19% |20,180 |23,966 |-16% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Asia |1,363 |1,126 |21% |11,728 |10,918 |7% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Other markets |598 |564 |6% |5,482 |5,038 |9% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo |10,693|12,332|-13% |106,780|104,022|3% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|119 |237 |-50% |1,756 |1,622 |8% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |10,574|12,095|-13% |105,024|102,400|3% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo |10,693|12,332|-13% |106,780|104,022|3% |+-------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+  Mack Deliveries for Mack in November totaled 2,451 vehicles, a 43% increase compared with November 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Mack |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe | | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe| | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe| | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |2,156|1,527|41% |21,582|17,006|27% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |209 |110 |90% |801 |1,796 |-55% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |8 | | |17 |14 |21% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |78 |81 |-4% |949 |874 |9% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |2,451|1,718|43% |23,349|19,691|19% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t)|2,451|1,718|43% |23,349|19,691|19% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |2,451|1,718|43% |23,349|19,691|19% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Renault Trucks In November 3,155 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 39% to 1,569 trucks in November compared with the year-earlier month. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation. Deliveries by market area: +--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Renault Trucks |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe |2,590|3,741|-31% |27,147|31,380|-13% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |2,376|3,392|-30% |24,362|28,710|-15% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |214 |349 |-39% |2,785 |2,670 |4% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |20 |24 |-17% |154 |182 |-15% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |41 |70 |-41% |595 |783 |-24% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |125 |297 |-58% |2,771 |2,002 |38% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |379 |437 |-13% |4,360 |4,458 |-2% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,155|4,569|-31% |35,027|38,805|-10% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |1,100|1,186|-7% |11,765|10,683|10% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |486 |793 |-39% |3,954 |6,255 |-37% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |1,569|2,590|-39% |19,308|21,867|-12% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|3,155|4,569|-31% |35,027|38,805|-10% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  UD Trucks In November 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,925 trucks, which was an increase by 11% compared to November last year. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|UD Trucks |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |15 |1 |1400% |100 |237 |-58% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |14 |29 |-52% |296 |167 |77% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |1,514|1,345|13% |14,862|12,888|15% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |382 |362 |6% |4,564 |4,104 |11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD Trucks |1,925|1,737|11% |19,822|17,396|14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |69 |180 |-62% |1,373 |1,400 |-2% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|720 |637 |13% |7,953 |7,287 |9% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |1,136|920 |23% |10,496|8,709 |21% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD |1,925|1,737|11% |19,822|17,396|14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Non-consolidated operations | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|DVT (100%) |23 |14 |64% |88 |199 |-56% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total volumes |1,948|1,751|11% |19,910|17,595|13% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Eicher* Eicher delivered 2,258 trucks in November which is an increase by 21% compared to the amount of trucks delivered in November 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |November |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |2,258|1,864|21% |27,515|29,114|-5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,258|1,864|21% |27,515|29,114|-5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |285 |310 |-8% |4,331 |4,108 |5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|1,374|1,218|13% |16,265|18,669|-13% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |599 |336 |78% |6,919 |6,337 |9% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,258|1,864|21% |27,515|29,114|-5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+ *As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group. December 18, 2014 Reporters, who would like more information, please contact: Volvo Group Media Relations:Karin Wik, +46 765 531 020 Truck brands:Renault Trucks, Fabrice Piombo, +33 472961220Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79UD Trucks, Mansoor Ahmed, +86 10 65829122 Investor Relations:Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191John Hartwell, AB Volvo +1 201 252 8844 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit http://www.volvogroup.com/globalnews The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 a.m December 18, 2014.

Asetek Announces Significant Victory in Intellectual Property Lawsuit

December 18, 2014 — Asetek announced today that on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California unanimously ruled in favour of Asetek on all claims in its patent infringement suit against CMI USA, Inc. (“CMI,” formerly known as Cooler Master USA, Inc.).  The jury determined that, since 2012, CMI has been infringing Asetek’s U.S. Patent No. 8,240,362.  After trial began, CMI stipulated to infringement of Asetek’s U.S Patent No. 8,245,764. The jury awarded Asetek damages of $404,941 (a royalty of 14.5%) based on CMI’s infringing sales since 2012. The trial judge is expected to soon set a hearing on Asetek’s request for an injunction against CMI. “Although it is frustrating to have spent significant time and resources in a courtroom, it is rewarding to be vindicated in this way," said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “We appreciate the value of competition, but it must be done on equal terms. We will not accept anyone blatantly copying the patented solutions that we have worked so hard to bring into the market”. He continues; “Seen in the perspective of our future growth plans, especially in the data center segment, we cannot underestimate the significance of a solid portfolio of patents.” Asetek continues to litigate other patent infringement cases against CoolIT Systems and AVC (Asia Vital Components), which involve the same two Asetek patents as the CMI case. Asetek also continues to monitor the market for other infringement issues. About Asetek Asetek is the world leading provider of energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers, workstations, gaming and high performance PCs. Its products are used for reducing power and greenhouse emissions, lowering acoustic noise, and achieving maximum performance by leading OEMs and channel partners around the globe. Asetek’s products are based upon its patented all-in-one liquid cooling technology with more than 2 million liquid cooling units deployed in the field. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark with offices in California, China and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.asetek.com.  For further information, please contact: Andre S. Eriksen, Chief Executive OfficerMobile: +45 2125 7076, e-mail: ceo@asetek.com