New artificial intelligence solution set to cut hospital patient mortality rates

Nick Whiteley, an innovator with over 20 years' experience producing solutions for the healthcare market, has launched a next-generation patient observation solution which uses artificial intelligence to deliver real-time patient acuity and advanced early warning scores. Piloted recently in East Surrey Hospital, GROUNDVISION is the only solution of its type to incorporate both ward and patient track and trigger functionality, including patient Early Warning Scores, patient acuity, Acuity Adjusted Staffing Levels, skill mix and PPRN/NPOB measures. Discussing the importance of real-time patient acuity for positively impacting patient outcomes, founder Nick Whiteley said: “Currently, the NHS relies heavily on learning from the past rather than adopting ‘lead’ indicators to help identify problems before they occur. Quality decisions, the key to quality patient outcomes, depend on having the right information on hand at the right time. This is why we developed GROUNDVISION - to provide these lead indicators by merging real-time information with historical and predictive data and enable those quality decisions which will save lives.” Commenting on GROUNDVISION as a ‘next generation’ solution, he said: “While existing electronic solutions help to reduce error rates of paper-based systems, they still take a very basic view of how technology can transform processes. Why? Because they do little more than simply automate those existing systems. “There are many factors and variables that can negatively affect a patient’s outcome. GROUNDVISION actively analyses all of these variables that go into making quality decisions about patient care. As the most intelligent patient observation solution yet developed, we believe it does more than just save money, it improves quality outcomes and it saves lives.” In its six-month pilot at East Surrey Hospital, GROUNDVISION was found to reduce errors, saving lives and clinical time in the process. Initial work at the hospital suggested that there were error rates of up to 20% in the information that was being recorded manually. In the pilot, which involved 1,200 patients and 100 staff in 3 wards, the GROUNDVISION system detected 4,900 deteriorating signs and 437 'seagull' signs. Des Holden, Medical Director of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust, said he saw the system as "addressing a fundamental problem" in healthcare: "it provides a tool which takes away reliance solely on manual recording and interpretation of complex data and information.” GROUNDVISION will be on show at UK E-Heath Week, Stand 80, ( at London's Olympia, 3-4 March 2015, with demonstrations available on demand. (Pictured right: Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of NHS England with GROUNDVISION founder Nick Whiteley and Guy Boersma, Managing Director of KSS AHSN) NOTES FOR EDITORS * GROUNDVISION incorporates an Advanced Early Warning system, in which complex analysis of vital signs creates and sends warnings about deteriorating, high-risk patients * GROUNDVISION can be configured to reflect localised acuity models and EWS or with standard NEWS and SCNT models for rapid deployment * Designed to take into account trust infrastructure, GROUNDVISION has been developed with pure web technologies to be deployed on any web-enabled device, including tablets, PDAs and smartphones * As well as a focus on reduction of Hospital Standardised Mortality Rates and Nurse Sensitive Patient Incidents, GROUNDVISION brings together key staffing/acuity indicators with Patient Early Warning Scores * Nick Whiteley is the author of Business Innovation: A Little Book of Big Ideas. He is a technologist, consultant and director of several software companies focused on patient safety * Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of NHS England, was one of a cross section of visitors from the healthcare sector to comment positively on GROUNDVISION during its first public viewing at the KSS AHSN Expo and Wards event at Lancaster London Hotel on 13 January, 2015 *  GROUNDVISION will be demonstrated at UK E-Heath Week, Stand 542 (, ( at London's Olympia, 3-4 March 2015

Flowcrete Films Flooring Webinars Prior to Pro2Pac

Presented by Flowcrete UK’s Sales Director Alan Dean, each video will examine a different flooring topic - ranging from antimicrobial additives to durability and ending on health and safety. The webinar series will start on Thursday 26rd February and two more videos will be uploaded to Flowcrete UK’s YouTube channel ( over the following two weeks.   Webinar Schedule: · Webinar 1: Antimicrobial Flooring · Focusing on how a resin system can be enhanced with bacteria killing properties. Find out how silver ions can be added to the flooring material to eliminate unwanted pathogens, germs and contaminants. · Webinar 2: Durability · This webinar will examine the challenges exerted on the floor in processing and packaging settings (such as impacts from heavy equipment, foot and forklift traffic, frequent hot water cleaning, exposure to corrosive chemicals and food by-products) and how the thickness, chemical, abrasion and temperature resistance of the floor can meet these conditions. · Webinar 3: Health and Safety · The floor area can play an important role in maintaining a clean, safe and efficient facility. Alan Dean will explain how to enhance a surface’s slip resistance and the role that signage, coving, drainage and colour zoning play in a safe and optimised working environment. A downloadable whitepaper will also accompany each episode to help viewers take away the advice and see how it could work for their industrial facility.  Alan Dean has an extensive amount of experience within the flooring industry and has worked alongside a long list of large-scale food and beverage manufacturers to ensure that they have a fit-for-purpose, high-quality flooring solution. To be notified when a new webinar is live online click here and subscribe to FlowcreteTV ( If you’d like a one-to-one consultation on flooring options then either head to stand S2330 at Pro2Pac ( or contact Flowcrete UK ( to arrange a site visit.

New members in SCA’s Corporate Senior Management Team

Ulrika Kolsrud will assume the role of President of Global Hygiene Supply Personal Care. Donato Giorgio will assume the role of President of Global Hygiene Supply Tissue. Ulrika Kolsrud and Donato Giorgio will assume their new roles effective today. This will further increase focus on achieving supply chain efficiencies. “I am happy to welcome these three new members to SCA’s Corporate Senior Management Team. Their contributions in terms of varying backgrounds, capabilities and perspectives will bring additional strength to the Group,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of SCA. With these appointments, Volker Zöller will leave his position as head of Regional Sales and Marketing, Central Europe at Consumer Goods Europe. Ulrika Kolsrud will leave her position as Vice President R&D at Personal Care and Donato Giorgio will leave his position as Vice President Product Supply Personal Care. “Thanks to our consistent strategy focused on innovation, growth and efficiency improvements, SCA has transformed into a leading global hygiene and forest products company. I look forward to working with our customers, partners and employees worldwide to continue executing our strategy, thereby creating further value for all our stakeholders”, says Magnus Groth. Following these changes, William Ledger, who has been instrumental in creating the foundation of a strong and efficient supply organization, will leave SCA’s Corporate Senior Management Team to pursue other opportunities within the company. NB This information is such that SCA must disclose in accordance with the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on March 2, 2015, at 08:00 CET.

Hansa Medical’s CFO appointed acting CEO

After medical consultation, the Chief Executive Officer of Hansa Medical AB (publ), Fredrik Lindgren, has requested a leave of absence in order to focus on his health. The Board of Directors has granted his request and appointed the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Göran Arvidson, to be acting CEO Göran Arvidson is CFO of Hansa Medical since January 27, 2015. Göran Arvidson has significant experience from the life science sector. He has been Executive Vice President and CFO of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ),  Co-founder of Biovitrum and has held senior positions with Procordia AB and Pharmacia AB. About Hansa Medical ABHansa Medical is a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel immunomodulatory enzymes. Lead project IdeS is an antibody-degrading enzyme in clinical development, with potential use in transplantation and rare autoimmune diseases. Other projects include HBP (a market introduced diagnostic marker for severe sepsis) and EndoS (an antibody-modulating bacterial enzyme in pre-clinical development). The company is based in Lund, Sweden. Hansa Medical's share (HMED) is listed on NASDAQ First North in Stockholm with Remium Nordic AB as Certified Adviser.  For further information, please contact:Hansa Medical ABGöran Arvidson, CFO and acting CEOMobile: +46 706 333042E-mail: The information in this press release is disclosed pursuant to the Securities Markets Act or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was released for public disclosure on March 2, 2015 at 08.00.

Global Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi brings value to network operators

Uros is showcasing the global Goodspeed ( mobile Wi-Fi this week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The service brings high speed, low cost and secure internet access to international travellers. Uros delivers the Goodspeed service in all of the 64 destinations in close cooperation with global and local mobile network operators. Partner operators benefit from the Goodspeed collaboration in many ways. Mr. Tommi Uhari, CEO at Uros says: “The wide coverage of the Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi is only possible by virtue of our network operator partners. In return the cooperation brings great value to our partnering operators by providing them with new business opportunities and enhancing their aspirations.” Network operators who offer their mobile network for Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi users benefit from increased inbound traffic and visitors they might not otherwise reach. The operators who have already welcomed international travellers to use their 3G network via Goodspeed include MTS in Russia and China Unicom in China, in addition to other world leading operators that make the Goodspeed service possible in over 60 countries. Some operators have chosen to include Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi to their product range and offer the solution to both existing and new customers. These operators profit from having a complementary international solution alongside their existing product portfolio. Additionally, the unique Goodspeed service also allows operators to package their data products in new ways. By combining the operator offering with Goodspeed, totally new product propositions can be created for all the different customer segments. One of the operators that have adopted Goodspeed is TeliaSonera Finland, leading telecoms company in Scandinavia and the Baltic region. Mr. Tito Toivola, Senior Manager Partners and Enterprises at TeliaSonera Finland says: “Goodspeed completes nicely our already affordable roaming data pricing in Scandinavia and Baltics. Now we can offer our heavy roaming B2B customers the same price level in other parts of the world. Goodspeed has helped us to meet the customer connectivity needs in a way that fits the operator market remarkably.” For additional information and live Goodspeed demos at MWC, come and meet Uros’ mobile Wi-Fi experts at the Team Finland stand 5C31 in hall 5, or contact us to arrange a meeting.

Endomines will make its geological database accessible to “Karelian Gold Rush 2015” – Global Exploration Challenge

Endomines is pleased to invite geoscientist and other professionals to participate in the “Karelian Gold Rush 2015” – the Global Exploration Challenge. The Company will publish all relevant geological data from its fully controlled “Karelian Gold Line” – a 40 km long gold prospective Archean greenstone belt located in Eastern Finland. With this competition, Endomines is challenging the mining community to innovative and out-of-box thinking and to come up with new ideas for exploration targets and models. More than 30 years of exploration activity has resulted in gold deposits currently in production as well as numerous mineralizations along the “Karelian Gold Line”. The region is still underexplored and a shows great potential! The challenge will be opened at FEM 2015 by releasing the data and winners will be announced at PDAC 2016 Nordic Mining Day. Pre-registration for the challenge opens on September 1st, 2015. Entries will be judged by an international jury of independent and experienced geoprofessionals. Best exploration proposals will be rewarded with Cash prizes: first prize 40 000€, second prize 20 000€, third prize 10 000€ and fourth to eight prizes 2 000€. “We are very excited about this competition. We have carefully considered this idea over the time and now we have decided to proceed. From the exploration history we do know that we have a highly prospective ground along the Karelian Gold Line and we would like to invite geoscientists from all over the world to provide new, innovative and perhaps even wild ideas for new exploration targets”, comments Markus Ekberg, CEO of the Company. More information, updates, newsletter and registration will be available at the Karelian Gold Rush 2015 web page. Stay tuned and join the gold rush at! For further information, please contact:Markus EkbergCEO of Endomines ABtel. +358 40 706 48 50 or visit the Company´s home page: About Endomines ABEndomines 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 planning to start mining of the gold deposit in Hosko. The ore from satellite mines will be processed in the centrally located mill 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. The Liquidity Provider in both Stockholm and Helsinki is Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 08:45 CET on March2h, 2015.

Pandox Asset Management signs first agreement

Today, Pandox’s new asset management company, Pandox Asset Management, has signed an agreement with the Norwegian property company Eiendomsspar AS, which also owns 50% of Pandox AB, to assume the management of the majority of Eiendomsspar’s hotel properties. The commission includes eight hotel properties with a total of 1,500 rooms, all of them in Oslo. – We look forward to developing a close relationship with Eiendomsspar and to the prestigious assignment to manage and develop their hotel properties. This agreement is part of the company’s new strategy to manage hotel properties for other owners than Pandox and we look forward to finding more opportunities of a similar nature, says Anders Nissen, CEO, Pandox. The agreement covers the following hotel properties: · Clarion Collection Gabelshus, 114 rooms · Clarion Collection Folketeatret, 160 rooms · Scandic Gardermoen, 135 rooms · Scandic Helsfyr, 253 rooms · Scandic Holberg, 133 rooms · Scandic Holmenkollen Park, 336 rooms · Scandic Oslo City, 175 rooms · Scandic Victoria, 199 rooms Pandox Asset Management – offer: · Regular updates on market developments · Access to the knowledge and resources of Pandox’s own operations management organisation · Hotel market analysis and property development · Communication and cooperation with the operator as well as negotiations to secure market level agreements · Risk limitation: ability to assume operations and secure the value of the property · Analysis and evaluation of rental incomes. Ensure that quality reports are produced · Production of written plans for operations and maintenance, and full responsibility for their effective execution · Analysis and recommendations of investments aimed to maximise potential while limiting risks FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Anders Nissen, CEO Pandox AB+46 708 46 02 Leif Kristen Olsen, Vice President, Area Manager, Norway and Sweden+47 909 99

Suspension of Listing and Trading

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION For immediate release 2 March 2015 Recommended acquisition of Salamander Energy plc by Ophir Energy plc Ordinary shares of 10p each (ISIN: GB00B1GC5238) ("Salamander Shares") Suspension of Listing and Trading in Salamander Shares On 24 November 2014, the boards of Salamander Energy plc ("Salamander") and Ophir Energy plc ("Ophir") announced the terms of a recommended acquisition by Ophir of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Salamander (the "Offer"), to be effected by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme"). The circular to shareholders of Salamander in connection with the Scheme (the "Scheme Document") was posted on 14 January 2015. Pursuant to the terms of the Scheme and Listing Rule 5.3, Salamander announces that the listing of the Salamander Shares on the Official List and trading of the Salamander Shares on the London Stock Exchange has been suspended, effective from 7:30 a.m. today. Next steps Completion of the Scheme remains subject to the confirmation of the Capital Reduction by the Court. The Court hearing to confirm the Capital Reduction is expected to take place today. It is expected that the Scheme will become effective on 2 March 2015 and that the cancellation of the listing of Salamander Shares on the Official List and admission to trading of Salamander on the London Stock Exchange will take place by no later than 8:00 a.m. on 3 March 2015. The expected timetable of principal events remains as set out in the announcement made by Salamander on 6 February 2015. The dates stated above are indicative only and will depend, among other things, on the date on which the Court confirms the Capital Reduction. If any of the expected dates change, Salamander will give notice of the change by issuing an announcement through a Regulatory Information Service (as defined in the Takeover Code). Terms and expressions used in this announcement and not otherwise defined shall, unless defined herein or the context otherwise requires, have the same meanings as given to them in the Scheme Document. Enquiries: SalamanderJames Menzies, Chief Executive Officer Nick Ingrassia, CorporateDevelopment Director Tanya Hitchens, Investor Relations+44 20 7432   2680Goldman Sachs International (Lead   Financial Adviser to Salamander)AndrewFry, Managing Director Nimesh Khiroya, Managing Director +44 20 7774   1000Jefferies Hoare Govett(Corporate   Broker to Salamander)Chris ZealGraham  Hertrich+44 20 7029 8000Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited(Rule 3   Adviser to Salamander)JonFitzpatrick, Senior Managing DirectorAndrew Jones,   Associate Director+44 203037   2000Tulchan Communications(Communications   Adviser to Salamander)Martin PengelleyStephen Malthouse +44 20 7353   4200 This announcement is not intended to, and does not, constitute or form part of any offer, invitation or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise dispose of, any securities or any vote for approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Offer or otherwise. The Offer is being made solely by means of the Scheme Document, which contains the full terms and conditions of the Offer, including details of how to vote in respect of the Offer. Any decision in respect of, or other response to, the Offer should be made only on the basis of the information contained in the Scheme Document and the Prospectus. This announcement has been prepared for the purposes of complying with English law and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code") and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom. The distribution of this announcement in jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about, and observe, such restrictions. Any failure to comply with the restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities law of any such jurisdiction. Goldman Sachs International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Salamander and no one else in connection with the Offer and the other matters referred to in this announcement, and will not be responsible to anyone other than Salamander for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International or for providing advice in relation to the Offer or in connection with the other matters referred to in this announcement. Jefferies Hoare Govett, a division of Jefferies International Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting exclusively for Salamander and no one else in connection with the Offer and the other matters referred to in this announcement, and will not be responsible to anyone other than Salamander for providing the protections afforded to clients of Jefferies Hoare Govett, a division of Jefferies International Limited, nor for providing advice in relation to the Offer or in connection with the other matters referred to in this announcement. Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Salamander and no one else in connection with the Offer and the other matters referred to in this announcement, and will not be responsible to anyone other than Salamander for providing the protections afforded to clients of Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited or for providing advice in relation to the Offer or in connection with the other matters referred to in this announcement. Disclosure requirements of the Takeover Code Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3:30 p.m. (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3:30 p.m. (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure. Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i)the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror, save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3:30 p.m. (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing. If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3. Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4). Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure. Publication on website A copy of this announcement will be made available at no later than 12:00 noon (London time) on 3 March 2015 (being the business day following the date of this announcement) in accordance with Rule 30.4 of the Code. The content of the website referred to in this announcement is not incorporated into and does not form part of this announcement.

£10m for new officers’ rooms at Catterick

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed a £10m project to provide two new accommodation blocks for officers at Vimy Barracks, Catterick Garrison. An increase in the number of officers based at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) at Catterick led to a requirement to build two new Single Living Accommodation (SLA) blocks. There are 114 rooms for junior officers in one block and 42 for senior officers in the second. Other facilities include a laundry room, drying room and snack preparation areas. Mike Reynolds, DIO Project Manager, said: “DIO is here to provide the right buildings in the right places for defence, so I’m really pleased to have been involved in this build. These modern accommodation blocks will improve the lives of officers living there and should therefore help them to provide top-notch training to the next generation of infantry soldiers.” Lieutenant Colonel Angus Philp, Commanding Officer, Infantry Training Centre Support Battalion, said: “These blocks significantly improve the standard of accommodation for staff at the ITC. This is an important part of investing in our people and making the experience of working here enjoyable as well as rewarding.” The contract was awarded to Debut Services Ltd, a joint venture between Lend Lease and Babcock, in December 2012 and work commenced on site in April 2013. The work required the construction of a new car park on the site of an existing annexe, which was demolished. Ends

VTT is developing automated reading recommendations for Norwegian media

VTT is developing methods for automatically recommending articles and advertisements for readers of online newspapers in a project led by the Norwegian Adressavisen newspaper. The recommendations increase the time readers spend on online newspaper websites and enhance the reading experience.  One of VTT's roles in the project is to assess how information confidentiality can be ensured. VTT's own UPCV recommendation method has been developed to address this need. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd's expertise in recommendation technologies is internationally recognised both with regard to content-based and behaviour-based technologies. This expertise has been developed, in particular, within the Finnish Next Media programme. In this program VTT has co-operated with NxtMedia Norway –project. Recommendation methods collect information on visitors' behaviour, process this information and provide recommendations based on it.  The purpose of recommendations is to offer even more to visitors than they were originally looking for and help them to only view the information that is relevant for them. This will enhance the reading experience and increase the time visitors spend on the website, as well as their likelihood of returning to it. It will also increase the number of advertisements clicked. The UPCV method guarantees the confidentiality of information The collection and analysis of user data requires a high degree of confidentiality of the service as as to avoid the misuse of the collected data. Traditional behaviour-based methods often require long-term collection of data separately on each individual visitor.  The method developed by VTT, UPCV (Ubiquitous Personal Context Vectors), addresses this issue in a different way: in UPCV, random values are changed in connection with each user transaction, and these random values are the only data saved on the transactions. ”This means that no data related to the actual transaction needs to be stored. The recommendations are based on the similarities between the random value stacks generated,” says the chief developer of the UPCV method at VTT, Senior Scientist Ville Ollikainen. Another unique feature of the method is that the random values assigned to consumers and the recommended item – all that is required for recommendation – can be separately stored and independently used. Similarities between newspaper articles, for example, can be assessed by comparing their random value stacks. With this method, no user-related data needs to be revealed. As the amount of information grows, so does the importance of recommendation methods In Finland, VTT has used the UPCV method for creating a learning recommendation service ( for the Helmet library portal, which currently covers 78 public libraries in the Helsinki metropolitan area. For the first time, library users can now receive lending recommendations on the basis of their own and other borrowers’ earlier book loans. ”Big Data has long been a hot topic. As the amount of information grows, there is also a growing need for technological solutions that enable individual users to locate the information that is most relevant for them. Recommendation technologies are a good example of this,” remarks Caj Södergård, Research Professor at VTT. In the Norwegian recommendation technology project”Anbefalingsteknologi”, VTT will compare recommendation methods with regard to their confidentiality, among other features, including VTT's own UPCV method.  In addition to Adressavisen and VTT, project participants include the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU and IT company Cxense. Further information: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd Caj SödergårdResearch Professortel. +358 50 5539356, Ville OllikainenSenior Scientisttel. +358400841116,

Lindex ban Perfluorinated Compounds

Swedish Fashion Retailer Lindex has banned the use of perfluorinated compounds (PFC’s) in all the garments they sell. All products ordered after 2014-10-29 must not be treated with PFC compounds. Lindex has been phasing out PFC’s since 2012 as a part of its efforts to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals. The fashion retailer has already banned 16 phthalates starting with DEHP, BIBP, DBP and BBP and the use of PVC and APEO in their production, and their “Limitations of Chemicals” list that the retailer’s suppliers undertake to follow goes beyond legal requirements. “To eliminate all doubts about the actual content of the water repellant finishes that are used, we have found that the most successful way to ensure PFC free finish in our garments has been to nominate chemical brands that can provide us with that. So far we have started a cooperation with one chemical brand, the RUDOLF GROUP that can provide and guarantee us a PFC free finish", says Agneta Häll, Quality Standard Manager at Lindex. The cooperation with the RUDOLF GROUP first began in 2012 when Lindex started using the fluorocarbon-free water-repellant finishing BIONIC-FINISH®ECO in their outerwear range for kids. With a close dialogue between the retailer and the chemical supplier the cooperation grew, and today the RUDOLF GROUP has provided Lindex suppliers with important information and training. “Lindex has worked very straight on the change from PFC containing finish to a finish based on a fluorine free recipe – our BIONIC-FINISH®ECO. Already from the beginning, all parties were involved: Lindex headquarter, Lindex Shanghai office, RUDOLF GROUP headquarter (Germany) and RUDOLF GROUP China. This enabled a good cooperation and fast communication. Lindex and RUDOLF GROUP checks the production processes together and organises clarifying discussions between all involved parties including fabric suppliers and textile mills”, says Sabine Jahn, Pull Marketing Manager at RUDOLF GROUP. Today, BIONIC-FINISH®ECO is used as finish in Lindex entire outerwear range. The next goal for Lindex is now to ensure that their suppliers completely phase out the use of PFC’s, even for other brands to ensure non-contamination.“We are proud to be one of the first fashion brands to have banned and phased out the use of PFC’s and it is great to see that other brands are following. We look forward to see it become industry!” says Agneta Häll.Lindex is a part of the Chemical Group at Swerea IVF and the branch dialogue KemI.

Sunless Tanning Solution Karamel and Brown Now Available At

Brown and dark skinned goddesses are set to glow thanks to a unique solution developed by established sunless tanning beauty boutique, Karamel and Brown ( The revolutionary product has quickly gained a loyal legion of followers which has led to it securing online shelf space at leading British health and beauty retailer, It’s a smouldering achievement for the independently owned brand and is set to help Karamel and Brown become a must have product in the beauty kit of any brown skinned beauty. Designed exclusively for ladies with brown and darker complexions, the ‘Classic Glow’ range disguises scars, smoothes stretch marks, levels uneven skin tones and of course, emits a radiant post-holiday glow. Cheryl Effiom, Founder said, “A gorgeous glow suits every skin tone. Enriched colouring is just one of the perks of sunless tanning. With our ‘Classic Glow’ range, ladies can create radiant complexions in just 60 minutes.” With skin cancer cases on the rise the idea of a ‘healthy glow’ has become quite a controversial topic. While baking skin in the sun may be incredibly damaging to cells, no one can deny the short term aesthetic benefits it has for the complexion. Unfortunately, brown and darker skinned ladies need to spend even more time soaking up the sun to see a difference. Is it worth risking it? No. Is there an alternative? Yes. With the Classic glow range from Karamel and Brown, ladies can create luminous complexions without having to step foot in the sunshine.     Using a specially developed formula the Classic Glow products work harmoniously on Asian, Black, Latino and Mixed Heritage complexions. There are currently three products in the core range - Glow Body Mousse, Express Glow Legs and Glow Face Crème. So how does it work? The Classic Glow range is based on an active ingredient called Dihydroxyacetone, commonly known as DHA. As a colourless sugar DSA interacts directly with proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of the skin. It’s this chemical reaction that creates a gorgeous golden brown glow. Since launching in May 2012 Karamel and Brown has received a radiant response. Its products have been featured on, the BBC and a myriad of UK magazines. As well as retailing from the online e-boutique Karamel and Brown it is now stocked on New York based online retail store Its ( online shelf space is the boutique’s latest achievement and is set to rapidly expand brand awareness across the nation.   To purchase the products from Superdrug, go to and search for Karamel and Brown. All products are eligible for Beautycard Points which means buyers can start saving up for their next Karamel and Brown purchase.  To find out more about Karamel and Brown, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest:

New members of Medivir’s management group

Stockholm, Sweden — Medivir AB (OMX: MVIR) is, as previously announced, conducting a reorganisation of the company’s management group which will, as of 1 March, comprise six people, including the President & CEO. Medivir has recruited two new people in order to strengthen important functions and generate an increased operational focus. Christine Lind has been employed as the Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Development. She will have operational responsibility for the newly created Strategic Business Development function. Christine’s most recent position was as Vice President, Business Development at LifeCell Corporation in New York, and she also has twelve years of investment banking experience at Merrill Lynch & Co. and Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. Christine studied Finance and Information Systems at New York University and also has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Ola Burmark has been employed as the Chief Financial Officer. His areas of responsibility include not only operational responsibility for the Finance & Administration function, but also responsibility for Investor Relations. Ola’s previous positions include that of CFO at OneMed AB and Aditro Holding AB. He has also worked as SVP Finance and M&A at Thule Group AB and Cell Network AB, as Cash Manager at AB SCA Finans, and as an auditor at Ernst & Young. Ola has a B.Sc. in Finance and Business Administration. “I’m delighted to welcome Christine and Ola to Medivir. They both bring extensive experience and specialist skills that will be of huge benefit to us, now that we are accelerating our work on strategic implementation and long-term value generation within the company. I look forward to continuing this work in partnership with the new management group and other members of staff,” says Niklas Prager, President & CEO of Medivir AB. For more information please contact:Niklas Prager, CEO Medivir AB, phone +46 (0)8-407 64 30. About MedivirMedivir is a research based pharmaceutical company with a research focus on infectious diseases and oncology. We have a leading competence within protease inhibitor design and nucleotide/nucleoside science and we are dedicated to develop innovative pharmaceuticals that meet great unmet medical need. Our commercial organization provides a growing portfolio of specialty care pharmaceuticals on the Nordic market. Medivir is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List.

Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Vantrix Demonstrate New Voice Codec Capability that Enables Up to 3X Speech Transcoding Density

Barcelona, Spain. [2 March, 2015] — At Mobile World Congress today, Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Vantrix are showcasing new voice codec capability on Intel® Architecture processors that delivers up to three times the speech transcoding capability of existing purpose-built media processing platforms. The companies are showing how the combination of high performance Intel® processors with integrated graphics, combined with software-based speech processing, can yield up to 3000 speech encoding sessions per processor. These advancements will bring new efficiencies to voice transcoding applications in operator networks and enterprises. A proof-of-concept demonstration on the Intel booth (8.1E41) will enable processing of up to 140,000 channels of G.711 to G.729 transcoding in an Artesyn carrier-grade server, the highest density per rack unit (RU) in a standards-based server. This solution combines software expertise from Vantrix and Artesyn’s high density computing hardware system, which leverages removable SharpStreamer™ PCI Express media accelerator cards that can be used in a range of Artesyn or third party platforms. Stephen Dow, president, Artesyn Embedded Technologies, said: “This integrated solution will deliver tremendous flexibility for our customers, who need to deploy virtual network functions or VNFs across multiple hardware platforms. Our approach scales from edge to core with the highest density per RU to help carriers lower their OpEx.” Sandra Rivera, vice president and general manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, said: “By using Intel® processors, Artesyn and Vantrix have the performance needed to deliver impressive speech transcoding capabilities. This gives customers the flexibility to deploy applications such as VoLTE, session border controllers, and media gateways as virtual network functions.” Jean Mayrand, chief executive officer Vantrix, said: “Vantrix is excited to showcase next-generation real-time speech capabilities on Intel® processors. These ultra-high-density processing improvements available from Artesyn, together with our cloud-based media processing solution, will help operators and enterprises be more profitable and efficient for real-time communications, including via WebRTC and VoLTE.” About Artesyn Embedded Technologies Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, medical, military, aerospace and industrial. For more than 40 years, customers have trusted Artesyn to help them accelerate time-to-market and reduce risk with cost-effective advanced network computing and power conversion solutions. Artesyn has over 20,000 employees worldwide across nine engineering centers of excellence, four world-class manufacturing facilities, and global sales and support offices. About Vantrix Corporation Vantrix software enables content owners and service operators to optimize their media processing operations and give their customers high-quality media experiences on any device, at the lowest possible cost. Pioneers in media optimization since 1994, Vantrix technology is helping top mobile operators and video service providers across the globe successfully converge traditional linear business models with OTT multiscreen delivery. Vantrix Media Platform is a software-defined video-processing, optimization, caching and analytics platform that can be deployed as a turnkey appliance on premise or in the cloud. Visit   Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Artesyn and the Artesyn Embedded Technologies logo are trademarks and service marks of Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Inc. Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2015 Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Nomination committee’s proposal for board of directors and auditors

Nomination committee A nomination committee with Göran Carlson (representing his own shares), Frank Larsson (appointed by Handelsbanken Fonder), Anders Algotsson (appointed by AFA Försäkring) and Erik Törnberg (appointed by Creades) was formed in October 2014. Göran Carlson was appointed chairman of the nomination committee. Due to changes in owner structure, the members of the nomination committee changed and Nils Bolmstrand (appointed by Nordea Investment Funds) replaced Erik Törnberg from Creades in November 2014. The nomination committee held 5 meetings. No compensation has been paid to the members of the committee. The nomination committee in Haldex AB (publ) will propose the annual general meeting as follows: Election of chairman and other directors to the board of directors The number of directors is proposed to 6 (7) with no deputy directors. The nomination committee proposes re-election of the directors: Göran Carlson, Magnus Johansson, Arne Karlsson, Staffan Jufors and Annika Sten Pärson. Furthermore new election of Carina Olson. Göran Carlson is proposed to be re-elected as chairman of the board. Stefan Charette and Cecilia Löf has declined re-election. The nomination committee has considered the company´s operations, development and other circumstances when discussing size and composition of the board of directors in respect of industry experience, expertise and international experience. The nomination committee has taken part of the evaluation of the board and its work and has also conducted interviews with the board members. Considering that one director with a broad financial experience has declined re-election, the nomination committee´s explicit intention has been to add such expertise to the board. Carina Olson, born in 1965, is CFO and Purchasing director at Södra Skogsägarna in Växjö. The Södra Group has a turnover of SEK 17 billion and approximately 3500 employees. Carina Olson's has a Master in Business administration and has been employed in Södra since 2001 and held the role of CFO in both Södra Timber and in Södra Cell. In 2011 she took the position of CFO for the entire group and held in parallel the role of HR Director. Between 1990 and 2001 Carina held positions such as Finance manager, Accounting manager and Controller of several companies within ABB Fläkt Industri AB in Växjö. All proposed board members in Haldex AB meet the requirements on independence stipulated in the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. Fees for directors Fees for the directors are proposed to be slightly increased in relation to the previous year but unchanged for committee work. The nomination committee propose a decrease of the total amount to SEK 1.62 (1.8) million due to one director less than previous year. Fees to individual directors increase with app. 2.5% while fees for committee work is unchanged. The nomination committee proposes that the fees should be distributed as follows: The chairman of the board of directors shall receive SEK 540,000 (525,000) and each of the other directors shall receive SEK 215,000 (210,000). In addition, unchanged consideration for committee work shall be allocated as follows: the chairman of the audit committee SEK 100,000, each member of the audit committee SEK 50,000, the chairman of the compensation committee SEK 50,000 and each member of the compensation committee SEK 25,000. Proposal of election of auditors On behalf of the 2014 Nominating Committee, the Audit Committee conducted a selection process to develop a recommendation for auditor for the years 2015 - 2017. The process was initiated in the spring and was completed in October 2014. The Audit Committee's unanimous recommendation is to give PwC renewed mandate as auditors in Haldex. Principal auditor is Bror Fridh. Chairman of the annual general meeting The nomination committee proposes that Göran Carlson shall be elected chairman of the annual general meeting.   Nomination committee inHaldex AB (publ)  


Schmitz Cargobull has supplied four 13.6m box body trailers to Scania (Great Britain) Limited, for use in its driver training department. The S.KO FP25 trailers are part of a refreshment and expansion programme, bringing the total number of training trailers in Scania’s training fleet to six. The Schmitz Cargobull trailers have been deployed across the UK, with individual assets operating from training sites in Avonmouth, Purfleet, Worksop, Newbridge, Milton Keynes and Glasgow. Scania is using the trailers to train new C+E drivers, which is becoming a growth market as more 3PLs seek to invest in ‘warehouse to wheels’ schemes to tackle an industry-wide driver shortage. Mark Agnew, Driver Development Manager, Scania (Great Britain) Limited, says: “We selected Schmitz Cargobull because the build quality is so good and we know we can rely on them for support and maintenance. We plan to run these trailers for 10 years so we need to be able to trust they will last. Plus, we know that Schmitz Cargobull trailers have a great residual value, so they are extremely cost-effective for our business.” Agnew adds: “We also want to train drivers on hardware that we know will be in use for years to come, so Schmitz Cargobull trailers are ideal for ensuring our trainees are familiar with commonly-used assets.” The box trailers, built at Schmitz Cargobull’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vreden, come equipped with a range of standard equipment, including ferry shackles and load restraint tracks inside the cargo area. The trailers also feature Schmitz Cargobull’s own ROTOS running gear, and incorporate the standard galvanised and bolted chassis, which is lighter than a conventional chassis, and more durable and easier to repair in the event of damage. Scania (Great Britain) Limited trains approximately 1,000 drivers each year for a variety of customers. Training takes place on vehicles in a semi-loaded state – each of the new Schmitz Cargobull trailers will carry a payload of up to eight tonnes. Schmitz Cargobull also supports Scania’s Young European Truck Driver competition. With its final staged at Scania’s headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden, the event puts young drivers from throughout Europe to the test, examining relevant skills such as load securing and fuel-efficient driving as well as theoretical knowledge. Schmitz Cargobull supports the event and provides S.CS MEGA trailers for the sporting test of skills. ends Editor’s notes: Schmitz Cargobull (UK) is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group, the biggest and leading manufacturer and supplier of semi-trailers in Europe. The Schmitz Cargobull Group has manufacturing plants in Germany, Spain, Lithuania and Russia and employs over 5,100 people. In the last financial year (2013/2014), Schmitz Cargobull had a turnover of approximately €1.624 billion and produced more than 45,300 trailers. A number of additional services complete the company profile: Cargobull Finance for leasing and lease purchasing; Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services for vehicle servicing and spare parts; Schmitz Cargobull Service Partners for repairs and maintenance; Schmitz Cargobull Telematics for trailer telematics and Schmitz Cargobull Trailer Store for used trailers. Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated units are constructed using the company’s FERROPLAST® Thermo Technology modular steel-skinned panels to keep loads at the desired temperature. Visit Schmitz Cargobull UK’s dedicated online press room at Press Contact UK:                                                                    James BoleyGarnett Keeler PRTel: 020 8647 4467Email: Company Contact Europe: Gerd Rohrsen, Head of Corporate CommunicationsSilke Hesener, Manager Public RelationsTel: +49 02558 811501Email: SCB/112/15

Improved survival for patients with brain metastases who are ≤50 years old and receive SRS alone, without whole brain RT

Cancer patients with limited brain metastases (one to four tumors) who are ≤50 years old should receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), according to a study available online, open-access, and published in the March 15, 2015 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). For patients ≤50 years old who received SRS alone, survival was improved by 13 percentage points when compared to those patients ≤50 who received both SRS and WBRT. This study, “Phase 3 Trials of Stereotactic Radiation Surgery With or Without Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy For 1 to 4 Brain Metastases: Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis,” analyzed patient data from the three largest randomized clinical trials (RCT) of SRS and WBRT conducted to-date: the Asian trial (JROSG99-1) by Aoyama et al.[1] (http://../#_ftn1), published in 2006; the North American trial (MDACC NCT00548756) by Chang et al.[2] (http://../#_ftn2), published in 2009; and the European trial (EORTC 22952-26001) by Kocher et al.[3] (http://../#_ftn3), published in 2011. A total of 364 patients from the three RCTs were evaluated for this meta-analysis. Of those 364 patients, 51 percent (186) were treated with SRS alone, and 49 percent (178) received both SRS and WBRT. Nineteen percent of patients (68) were ≤50 years of age, and 61 percent (19) of these patients had a single brain metastasis. Twenty percent of all patients (72) had local brain failure, which is the occurrence of progression of previously treated brain metastases; and 43 percent (156) experienced distant brain failure, which is the occurrence of new brain metastases in areas of the brain outside the primary tumor site(s). The impact of age on treatment effectiveness revealed SRS alone yielded improved overall survival (OS) in patients 50 years old and younger. Patients ≤50 years old who received SRS alone had a median survival of 13.6 months after treatment, a 65 percent improvement, as opposed to 8.2 months for patients ≤50 who were treated with SRS plus WBRT. Patients >50 years old had a median survival of 10.1 months when treated with SRS alone, and 8.6 months for those who received SRS plus WBRT. “We expected to see a survival advantage favoring combined therapy of SRS and WBRT. However, these data clearly demonstrate the benefit for SRS alone to improve survival for our younger patients with limited brain metastases,” said lead author of the study Arjun Sahgal, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology and surgery at the University of Toronto, and a radiation oncologist at the Odette Cancer Centre of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. “Furthermore, it was previously thought that the positive effect of whole brain radiation in reducing the risk of distant brain relapse was generalizable for all patients. However, we did not observe this effect in patients 50 years and younger with limited brain metastases. In these patients, the same rate of distant brain failure was observed despite treatment with whole brain radiation. This result, together with our survival result, gave rise to the hypothesis that if patients are treated with whole brain radiation without realizing the benefits of improving distant brain control, then survival may be adversely affected. Therefore, our sub-group meta-analysis has swung the pendulum in favor of SRS alone as the standard of care. These findings also reinforce ASTRO’s Choosing Wisely® recommendation[4] (http://../#_ftn4) that states that it may not be necessary to add WBRT to SRS, thus improving patients’ quality of life and memory function.” In addition to being open-access (free to the public), Sahgal et al.’s paper is also available for SA-CME credit at Drs. Nils D. Arvold and Paul J. Catalano have reviewed Sahgal et al.’s research. Their editorial, “Local Therapies for Brain Metastases, Competing Risks, and Overall Survival,” is also published in the March 15, 2015, issue of the Red Journal. For a copy of the study manuscript and the editorial, contact ASTRO’s Press Office at For more information about the Red Journal, visit ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://../#_ftnref1) Aoyama H, Shirato H, Tago M, et al. Stereotactic radiosurgery plus whole-brain radiation therapy vs stereotactic radiosurgery alone for treatment of bone metastases: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2006;295:2483-2491. [2] (http://../#_ftnref2) Chang EL, Wefel JS, Hess KR, et al. Neurocognition in patients with brain metastases treated with radiosurgery or radiosurgery plus whole-brain irradiation: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol 2009;10:1037-1044. [3] (http://../#_ftnref3) Kocher M, Soffietti R, Abacioglu U, et al. Adjuvant whole-brain radiotherapy versus observation after radiosurgery or surgical resection of one to three cerebral metastases: results of the EORTC 22952-26001 study. J Clin Oncol 2010;29:134-141. [4] (http://../#_ftnref4) ASTRO’s Choosing Wisely® List. ABIM Foundation.

2015 Summer Camp Schedule at the Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House

The Atlanta History Center and its Midtown campus located at Margaret Mitchell House announce the 2015 Summer Camp themes.  Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House campers explore a range of topics, engage in quality activities, and expand creative skills. With new themes each week, every child will likely find several topics to match their particular interests. Camps at both sites run June 1 – July 31, 2015. Camp registration will soon be in progress. Space is limited, so register early. To register a camper for the Atlanta History Center or Margaret Mitchell House camps, visit our website to register online. Confirmation and additional information will be emailed on receipt of your reservation. For more information on the 2015 Summer Camp schedule, please visit or   ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER SUMMER CAMPS Location: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW History comes to life this summer! Atlanta History Center summer camps explore the past through games, historic simulations, performances, crafts, and hands-on activities throughout our exhibitions, historic houses, and 22 acres of Goizueta Gardens. The entire campus is our playground! With fun new themes each week, campers enjoy a variety of immersive camp experiences all summer long. Space is limited, so register early.   Villains of History June 1 – 5, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 Get the real story behind the larger-than-life reputations of some of history’s most famous bad guys like Blackbeard, Marie Antoinette, and Benedict Arnold. Were they really so bad, or were they worse than you thought?   Pioneer House June 8 –12, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 Spend a week in and around our pioneer era Wood Family Cabin and learn everyday survival skills of the 1830s. While exploring the lives of the early settlers of this area and their relationship with neighboring Creek and Cherokee Indians, campers learn basic pioneer skills, such as cooking over a fire, distilling water, and constructing shelter. Two Hundred Years Ago June 15 -19, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 In the wake of the French Revolution, the world was utterly changed. Ideas of democracy and individual rights spread across the globe. Journey with us through this pivotal time in world history as we romp through the revolution, wage the War of 1812, and develop a Napoleon complex while seizing Europe.   The Middle Ages June 22 - 26, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 The Middle Ages is one of the most romanticized and disparaged time periods in history. From gallant knights to the black plague, sift through the many myths and misconceptions of this not-so-dark age.   True Science Fiction July 6-10, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 What does science fiction have to do with history? Join us for this weirdly wonderful week and see how science fiction examines, reimagines, and even foreshadows historic events and inventions.   World War II July 13-17, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 Join us as we commemorate the 70thanniversary of the end of WWII. From Roosevelt to Rosie the Riveter, landing on the beaches to liberating the camps, gain a unique perspective about the war that shaped the world we know today.    The Colonies July 20-24, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 For profit or freedom, early colonists braved almost certain failure in search of a better life in the New World. Take a closer look at the earliest American settlements like Roanoke and Jamestown, and learn what set some on the path to success, while so many others came to mysterious or tragic ends.   Go West July 27-31, 2015 Ages 6-8 and 9-11 Search for the Northwest Passage with Lewis and Clark, defend the Alamo with Davy Crockett, prospect for gold with the 49ers, risk everything on the Oregon Trail, and peak inside the real lives of gunslingers and homesteaders like Jesse James and Laura Ingalls.   Junior Counselor Program For kids who have aged out of our Summer Camps, we offer a Junior Counselor program. Please visit for additional information.   MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE SUMMER CAMPS Location: 990 Peachtree Street NE Margaret Mitchell House writing camps provide an opportunity for youth to discover the power and excitement of writing while honing their skills in a fun, interactive environment. With 10-15 participants per camp, each young author receives individual attention while learning how to create meaningful prose through a variety of techniques like stream of consciousness writing, games, journaling, free verse poetry, and other forms. Camps sell out quickly, so register early.   Mystery in the City: Crime of the Century June 1-5, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Follow the clues of a mysterious case as its twists and turns lead you around the city of Atlanta. Play detective on daily field trips and use your new-found experience to piece together stories of mystery and intrigue. Don’t let this case grow cold!    Historical Fiction June 8-12, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Explore this popular literary genre in the very place where one of the bestselling historical novels of all time was written. Gain inspiration from Margaret Mitchell and others as you learn how to weave real historical events together with your own imagination.   Extra! Extra! Write All About It! June 15-19, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Explore the many different fields of journalism as you explore the many sights and sounds our exciting city has to offer. Take on the role of an investigative reporter, photojournalist, sports writer, and more as you visit museums, theaters, parks, and other cultural destinations.    Write On: The Essentials June 22-26, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Whether you are writing for fun or writing for school, you will benefit from learning the basics of doing research, building compelling characters and interesting plots, and writing a good story with good grammar. Through word and writing games, journaling, and an off-site observational field trip, learn the essentials that lead to a “writing life.”   Mystery in the City: Haunts and Habitats July 6-10, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Unravel the mysteries of Atlanta’s historic places and haunted spaces. Use the stories and environments you encounter during daily field trips to help you delve into character, setting, plot, and dialogue as you craft your own mysterious story.  Sci-Fi and Fantasy July 13-17, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Gain inspiration from some of your favorite works of science fiction and fantasy and discover the fundamentals to creating your own unique world. With creatures, time travel, and space invasion, anything is possible within your vast imagination!    Screenwriting July 20-24, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Atlanta’s booming film industry provides the perfect backdrop for crafting the next big blockbuster. Explore the unique process of creating scripts for screen as you learn how to tell a story visually, structure it properly, and work collaboratively.    Write On: The Essentials July 27-31, 2015 Ages 9-11 and 12-14 Whether you are writing for fun or writing for school, you will benefit from learning the basics of doing research, building compelling characters and interesting plots, and writing a good story with good grammar. Through word and writing games, journaling, and an off-site observational field trip, learn the essentials that lead to a “writing life.” Junior Counselor Program For kids who have aged out of our Summer Camps, we offer a Junior Counselor program. Please visit for additional information.    GENERAL SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION Locations: · AHC Camps: The temporary entrance to the Atlanta History Center is located at 3299 Andrews Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30305. · MMH Camps: The entrance to the Margaret Mitchell House is located at 979 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309. Camp Hours: · AHC Camps: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; extended day care options also available. · AHC campers who are not participating in extended childcare may be dropped off at the Atlanta History Center after 8:45 am and picked up between 3:45 and 4:00 pm. · AHC Camps: Each week concludes with a special Friday afternoon event featuring a display of campers’ projects. · MMH Camps: Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; campers may be dropped off at the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown after 9:15 am and must be picked up by 5:00 pm. · MMH Camps: Each session wraps with a Writers Showcase for family and friends on the last day of camp.  Mark your calendars! Extended Childcare · AHC: Morning session: 8:00 – 9:00 AM and/or afternoon session: 4:00 – 5:00 pm daily (There is a $25 additional charge per session.) · Please note that children cannot be dropped off before 8:00 am and must be picked up promptly by 5:00 pm. Regrettably, due to staffing considerations, we must impose a late charge of $1 per minute due at pick-up if a child is not picked up on time. · MMH: Extended childcare is NOT available at Margaret Mitchell House camps.  Fees · AHC Campers: $225 per week for Atlanta History Center members at the Family Membership level/$275 per week for nonmembers. · MMH Campers: $325 per week for Atlanta History Center members at the Family Membership level/$375 per week for nonmembers. Lunch · AHC campers may purchase lunch for the entire week from Chick-Fil-A at our campus’s Coca-Cola Café at the cost of $40.00 per camper. Alternately, children must bring bag lunches each day. In addition, two snacks will be provided daily. · MMH campers must bring bag lunches each day.  In addition, light snacks will be provided.   Cancellation Policy No refunds can be made for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the selected camp. Any cancellation or change made more than two weeks before your child’s first day of camp carries an administrative fee of $25. If you withdraw your registration before this two week deadline, you will receive a refund less the $25 fee. For more on Atlanta History Center or Margaret Mitchell summer camps, contact the Summer Camp Director at 404.814.4018 or; or visit or


Motorists will soon be able to purchase a summer tyre that has been certified for use in winter, following the unveiling of an all-new tyre dubbed by Michelin as one of its most important launches for a decade. Combining summer and winter tyre technologies, the new Michelin CrossClimate range offers the same levels of grip, road holding, energy efficiency and durability expected of a Michelin summer tyre, while maintaining winter performance comparable to that of a Michelin winter tyre. Michelin says the new CrossClimate range stands out for its impressive braking performance in the dry, combined with achieving the top ‘A’ rating for wet braking under European tyre labelling legislation. It is also approved for winter use even in countries that require special equipment for winter driving, with the new tyres carrying the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) certification on the sidewall. In comparison, ‘all-season’ products currently on the market from other manufacturers are less efficient than winter tyres, especially on wet roads – with European tyre labelling ratings of between ‘C’ and ‘E’ under wet braking. All-season tyres are also not sufficiently energy efficient, leading to increased fuel use compared to premium brand summer tyres. Commenting on the huge potential for Michelin CrossClimate tyres in the UK and Irish fleet markets, Andy Fern, Michelin’s Head of Fleet, says: “This new tyre addresses an increasingly urgent need among business motorists to feel safer when faced with unstable, unpredictable weather conditions, including occasional snowfall. “The Michelin CrossClimate delivers the benefits of a summer tyre in terms of dry or wet braking, energy efficiency and total mileage performance as well as the advantages of a winter tyre with regards to traction and braking on occasionally snow-covered roads. It’s ideally suited to the UK and Irish markets, where fleets can now drive safely the entire year without needing to change tyres.” Fern says that this is particularly important in the UK and Ireland, where some fleets have started using winter tyres throughout the year, potentially affecting dry braking and fuel consumption, especially in hot weather. The new Michelin CrossClimate tyre range will be available in Europe from May 2015, initially in 23 sizes ranging from 15 to 17 inches and covering 70 per cent of cars sold on the European market, as well as many leading makes of car-derived vans. Other sizes are scheduled for introduction in 2016. +----------+-------------+------------+-------+---------------+---------------+| |Michelin |All |Michelin summer|Michelin winter|| |CrossClimate|-Season| | || | | | | |+----------+-------------+------------+-------+---------------+---------------+|Wet |European |A |C-E |A-B |B ||braking |label | | | | |+----------+-------------+------------+-------+---------------+---------------+|Fuel |European |C |C-E-F |B-C |C-E ||efficiency|label | | | | |+----------+-------------+------------+-------+---------------+---------------+|External |European |) |)-)) |)) |)-)) ||noise |label | | | | |+----------+-------------+------------+-------+---------------+---------------+|Snow |Certification|3PMSF |3PMSF |- |3PMSF |+----------+-------------+------------+-------+---------------+---------------+ Technical information Key to the performance of the Michelin CrossClimate range is the use of a new generation of rubber compounds which improve the tyre's energy efficiency thanks to its ability to resist heat build-up. Also distinct is the combination of a V-shaped tread with new self-blocking 3D sipes, which optimises grip in the snow. These full-depth sipes have a ‘claw’ effect on snow, thereby improving traction. Vertical and lateral waves in the sipes have a self-blocking function, which means they work together to give the tread blocks greater rigidity, which leads to greater tyre stability and benefits longevity. This improves steering precision while at the same time enhancing dry road performance in general. Also critical to the tyre’s performance are the bevelled angles on the rubber blocks which guarantee optimal ground contact and thus improve braking performance on dry surfaces. Thanks to this innovative design, for the first time Michelin has been able to combine the addition of these bevelled angles with complex full-depth sipes, ensuring excellent dry braking and strong snow traction. ends About Michelin ( Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle, including aircraft, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and trucks. It also offers electronic mobility support services on and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 111,200 employees and operates 67 production plants in 17 different countries. The Group has a Technology Centre in charge of research and development with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. ( For further press information please contact: David Johnson, Michelin Press OfficeTel: + 44 (0) 1782 402341      Email: Lucy Harvey or Sam Hargreaves, Garnett Keeler PR, Inver House, 37-39 Pound Street,Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3PGTel: +44 (0)20 8647 4467   Fax: +44 (0)20 8544 4711   E-mail: / MICHF/214/15

Law Hound Snaps Up HR in Minutes

Disruptive legal and business consultancy Law Hound is continuing to shake up the sector with the acquisition of human resources software firm, HR in Minutes.  Blending business with Employment Law, the new HR division HR Hound ( will provide on-demand HR and employment law services to small businesses across the UK.  Sue Edwards, MD of Law Hound said, “Law Hound has been rapidly expanding over the past 2 years and we’ve now taken the opportunity to strengthen our HR offering with acquiring one of the nation’s leading HR firms. We anticipate that the move will help us provide clients with a stronger and all-encompassing employment law service that other firms simply don’t offer.” At its core HR Hound aims to provide small and micro businesses with professional and cost effective employment law solutions. The services menu encompasses a range of matters including legal documents, forms, policies, letters, employment law compliance advice, HR health checks, advice lines and research. Clients also enjoy a mobile friendly service that allows them to access documents and seek advice on-the-go. Setting HR Hound apart from its competitors is a deep understanding of how small businesses want to manage their workforce. With the majority of British businesses employing less than five staff working relationships are generally close, personal and multi-faceted. This means that managers need more than just a call centre or complex court case insurance to effectively manage HR and employment issues. The HR Hound team also understands that small workforces mimic family relations which is why sensitivity and discretion are employed at all times. Sue Edwards, MD of Law Hound said, “Staff are critical to any small business and it pays to stay on top of employment law changes and legal requirements. If one member of a team of four calls in sick a manager has automatically lost 25% of their workforce. It’s these sorts of scenarios where it’s vital to have professional support and an expert contingency plan in place.” For small businesses anticipating future growth HR Hound monthly contracts work brilliantly. Contracts are designed around individual needs and start at just £59 ex VAT per month. Businesses encountering unanticipated obstacles such as late invoice payments can take advantage of the HR On Demand service. This gives managers the flexibility to access the services they need, when they need them. From documents, letters, policies or phone advice, the pack of HR Hound experts will be on hand to help. The lack of heavy contract pricing makes it a definitive solution for any small or micro business. HR Hound focusses on flexibility and offers its clients the option of signing up for pay as you go, monthly retainer, yearly contract or project based services. To find out more about Law Hound and HR Hound, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter: 

Wheatland Tube expands electrical portfolio with two new products

CHICAGO (March 2, 2015) — Wheatland Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has added two new electrical products to its portfolio: SmartSet EMT with a built-in set screw coupling and the SpeedCouple pre-installed swivel coupling. The new electrical metallic tubing and coupling products offer electrical contractors cost-effective, efficient solutions for electrical raceway installations. SmartSet EMT features a built-in set screw coupling that eliminates the need to purchase, inventory and install separate couplings — which can increase productivity and reduce project costs. SmartSet EMT is available in 10- and 20-foot lengths and in nine easy-to-identify colors. SpeedCouple is a pre-installed swivel coupling that features easy lead-in tapered threads to offer optimal performance for tight spots, saddles, offsets, trenches and duct banks. SpeedCouple can save up to 50 percent in material costs when compared to standard three-piece couplings. And because contractors can simply turn the coupling to connect two pieces of conduit together, SpeedCouple reduces installation time. SpeedCouple is available for 10- and 20-foot DuraGuard rigid, intermediate metal conduit and elbows, in trade sizes 2–5. “Wheatland Tube continues to evolve its product offering to help the electrical contractor reduce costs and make electrical raceway installations easier. We are excited to introduce these two new products into the marketplace for our end-user customers,” said Jim Hays, president of the Wheatland Tube electrical division. SmartSet EMT and SpeedCouple are now available throughout North America. For additional information, visit ( or (

Sinegal Estate Winery: First Offering, March 4

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 2, 2015 – Newcomer to the Napa Valley wine scene, Sinegal Estate Winery (, has announced its first wine offering for March 4. Situated on 30 acres of land in the heart of Napa Valley, the Estate’s nine acres of vineyards are meticulously tended and the winemaking team diligently follows 1,403 precise steps to make Sinegal’s wine. This is a historic first offering of wine by Sinegal: The 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – made following the 1,403 steps – will be available online at 11AM EST on March 4 to members of their mailing list. David Sinegal, Estate owner, calls the wine “a meticulously-crafted bottle of wine which is expressive of the magnificent estate from which it comes.” Sinegal Estate’s wine comes from an all-star collaboration by Napa Valley veterans. Winemaker Tony Biagi (PlumpJack Winery, CADE Estate, Hourglass Estate), winemaking consultant Craig Williams (Joseph Phelps Vineyards), vineyard managers Jim Barbour and Matt Hardin (Barbour Vineyards management team), and estate manager Trevor Antognini  (Peter Michael Winery; Sloan Estate) are all part of the Sinegal team. ABOUT SINEGAL ESTATE WINERY: Sinegal Estate Winery is a 30-acre, 130-year-old property in St. Helena, California with a rich history and a passion for delivering an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. It opens to the public Q4 of 2015, but is currently available for private tours. The 9 acres of meticulously-tended vines are organically-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. For more information, visit

Sawlog prices fell throughout much of North America during the 3Q/14 because of reduced lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia

Seattle, USA. Sawlog prices were generally lower in the 3Q/14 than in the same quarter in 2013 in most of the major log-consuming regions of the US and Canada, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR). A noticeable decrease in log exports from Western US and lower production in the sawmilling sector resulted in declining prices for domestically consumed Douglas-fir and hemlock sawlogs for the second straight quarter in the 3Q/14. Despite the price declines during the latter half of 2014, the average log prices for the year were among the highest over the past decade. In late 2014, log costs for the region’s sawmills were almost double those that sawmills had to pay in 2009 just after the crash of the housing market in the US. The softwood sawlog prices in the US Southeast held steady in the 3Q/14, as a spate of dry weather helped sawmills attain normal inventory levels even as lumber production across the South rose. In the US South Central region, pine sawlog prices fell three percent from the previous quarter, as favorable access to the woods allowed sawmills to reach their targeted late fall log inventories. Sawlog prices in the Southern states have slowly trended upward for the past two years but are still below the 10-year average, according to the NAWFR ( Sawlog prices in both Coastal and Interior British Columbia continue to show volatility, seesawing up and down through the first three quarters of 2014. The average Coastal hemlock sawlog price rose six percent in the 3Q/14 as the wildfire season tightened harvest restrictions. Log prices in the interior of the province fell 10 percent in the 3Q/14 from the previous quarter, as lumber production fell and access to the forests was favorable. Sawlog prices in Eastern Canada continued their modest but multi-year slide with the softwood sawlog price in the 3Q/14 averaging about ten percent lower than in early 2013. The trend of lowering log prices over the past two years may soon come to an end with the region now witnessing announcements to restart idled sawmills with the expectation of exporting lumber into the growing US lumber market. The North American Wood Fiber Review has tracked wood fiber markets in the US and Canada for over 20 years and it is the only publication that includes prices for sawlogs, pulpwood, wood chips and biomass in North America. The 36-page quarterly report includes wood market updates for 15 regions on the continent in addition to the latest export statistics for sawlogs, wood pellets and wood chips.

Exportation of logs and lumber from Russia failed to increase in the 4Q/14 despite the advantage of an almost 50% depreciated Rouble

Seattle, USA. Two major events in Russia changed the outlook for production and exports of forest products in 2014. First came Russia’s involvement in Ukraine last spring, which resulted in an array of sanctions by governments in the US and Europe. Later in 2014, the world market oil prices fell by over 50 percent. This price drop had major ramifications for Russia because oil is the major export commodity for the country. Together, these two events have shaken the Russian financial institutions and will likely result in a 3-5 percent contraction in the Russian GDP in 2015. The real income for households in Russia is expected to decline this year for the first time in over 15 years and as a consequence, there is likely to be some serious belt-tightening throughout the country. Reduced disposable income, declining investments in construction and infrastructure, and an abysmal outlook for economic growth over the next few years are all factors that are going to negatively impact domestic consumption of wood products in Russia during 2015 and 2016.   Reduced demand for wood products domestically and cheaper Russian goods in the export market, as the result of the Rouble having lost almost 50 percent of its value, are encouraging the manufacturers of forest products to explore opportunities for increasing exportation of logs and lumber during 2015. From August to December of 2014, the export prices for Russian softwood logs, hardwood logs and softwood lumber increased by over 50 percent in Rouble terms, while the prices in US dollar terms stayed practically unchanged for logs and even fell for lumber, as reported in the latest Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Despite the prospects of substantially higher profits in the export market, there has not yet been a surge in export volumes of forest products from either Eastern Russia to the major market in China, or from Northwestern Russia to consumers in Europe. The shipments in the 4Q/14 were practically unchanged from the same quarter in 2013. Inadequate ability to promptly increase timber harvests when opportunities arise, limited excess of manufacturing capacity, lack of loggers and truckers, and logistical bottle necks in the entire supply chain from the forests to the ports have made it difficult for many logging companies and sawmills to take advantage of the improved export markets so far. Global timber, 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

Release of employee restricted share units in Opera Software ASA

1. Participants in the Company’s RSU program have on March 2nd 2015 settled a total number of 813 985 RSUs. Following the release, 813 985 shares will be transferred from the Company's holding of own shares. Subsequent to the transaction Opera Software ASA holds 475 084 own shares. 2. Restricted share units released by primary insiders March 2nd 2015: Rian Cochran has received 750 shares in the Company. Rikard Gillemyr has received 2 500 shares in the Company. Tove Selnes has received 5 000 shares in the Company. Thomas Bullen has received 1 000 shares in the Company. Mahi De Silva has received 28 750 shares in the Company. Lars Boilesen has received 30 000 shares in the Company. Erik Carson Harrell has received 5 000 shares in the Company. Andreas Thome has received 5 000 shares in the Company. 3. Sale of shares When the participants receive the shares they will be subject to pay salary tax on the total value of the shares received. In order to cover the taxes the employees must at minimum sell a predetermined rate of the shares set by Opera linked to country specific tax rates. On March 2nd 2015 the primary insiders mentioned below ordered for the received shares to be immediately sold by a third party. The payment was determined based on a selling price of NOK 56,5802 per share. Rian Cochran has sold 750 shares in the Company. Rikard Gillemyr has sold 2 500 shares in the Company. Tove Selnes has sold 2 361 shares in the Company. Thomas Bullen has sold 444 shares in the Company. Mahi De Silva has sold 15 875 shares in the Company. Lars Boilesen has sold 16 265 shares in the Company. Erik Carson Harrell has sold 2 211 shares in the Company. Andreas Thome has sold 2 661 shares in the Company. 5. New holding After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Rian Cochran holds 2 250 RSUs in the Company. In addition, Rian Cochran holds 5 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 5 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 26.84. After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Rikard Gillemyr holds 7 500 RSUs in the Company. In addition, Rikard Gillemyr holds 225 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 225 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 20.96, 100 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 100 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 26.84 and 250 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 250 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 37.34. As of today the primary insider holds 360 000 shares in the Company. After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Tove Selnes holds 15 000 RSUs in the Company. In addition, Tove Selnes holds 30 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 30 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 26.84 and 50 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 50 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 34.54. As of today the primary insider holds 11 998 shares in the Company. After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Thomas Bullen holds 3 000 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 556 shares in the Company. After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Mahi De Silva holds 86 250 RSUs in the Company. As of today the primary insider holds 32 875 shares in the Company. After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Lars Boilesen holds 90 000 RSUs in the Company. In addition, Lars Boilesen holds 300 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 300 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 18.90. As of today the primary insider holds 23 735 shares in the Company. After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Erik Carson Harrell holds 15 000 RSUs in the Company. In addition, Erik Carson Harrell holds 112 500 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 112 500 shares at the strike price of NOK 20.96, 100 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 100 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 26.84 and 400 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 400 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 37.34. As of today the primary insider holds 103 489 shares in the Company. After completion of the abovementioned transactions, Andreas Thome holds 15 000 RSUs in the Company. In addition, Andreas Thome holds 120 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 120 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 27.16 and 400 000 unexercised options in the Company, corresponding to 400 000 shares at the strike price of NOK 37.34. As of today the primary insider holds 12 339 shares in the Company. Petter Lade, Investor RelationsTel: +47 2369 2400 (http://tel%2B47%202369%202400)  (http://tel%2B47%202369%202400)About Opera Software ASAOpera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them and more than 130mobile operators to deliver the very best possible internet experience to their subscriber base. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 800 million.

NCC secures large-scale refurbishment assignment in Denmark

NCC’s assignment includes the energy refurbishment of 264 rental units for Boligselskabet Nordkysten. In November 2014, an agreement was signed for the first phase of the refurbishment and now a contract for the second phase has been signed. This means that NCC will account for the entire assignment to energy refurbish Tibberupparken, entailing a total order value of SEK 305 million. “A refurbishment such as this will provide the units in Tibberupparken with lower energy consumption and the units will become more modern and healthy. The residents will gain a better indoor climate and more attractive apartments. We look forward to participating in the refurbishment from beginning to end, thus giving the entire Tibberupparken a quality lift,” says Niels Engberg, Project Manager at NCC Construction Denmark. More daylight and improved quality of life The buildings in Tibberupparken comprise nine structures with 264 apartments, which all need refurbishing. The buildings will receive new ceilings, windows and facades, as well as larger balconies. These changes will reduce energy costs and provide residents with a better quality of life, including more daylight in the apartments. Elevators will be installed in eight entrances to increase accessibility. An additional penthouse unit with apartments will be added to two of the buildings and all ground-floor apartments will have access to small private gardens. The area will be upgraded with new roads and new lighting. Refurbishment has already commenced The contract for the first phase commenced in November 2014 and the project in its entirety is scheduled to be completed early in 2017. The order will be registered in the NCC Construction Denmark business area during the first quarter.

Mauricio Ramos appointed Millicom’s Chief Executive Officer

Mauricio was most recently President of Liberty Global's Latin American Division, a position he held from 2006 until February 2015. Over the past fourteen years he has held a number of leadership roles at Liberty Global, including positions as Chairman and CEO of VTR in Chile, CFO of Liberty's Latin American Division and President of Liberty Puerto Rico. Throughout this period he has successfully developed both mobile and broadband businesses in Latin America, delivering solid operational improvement and outstanding financial results. Mauricio is also Chairman of TEPAL, the Latin American Association of Cable Broadband Operators. He is a Colombian national who received a degree in Economics, a degree in Law and a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. Cristina Stenbeck said "The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mauricio Ramos as CEO of Millicom. He is a talented and experienced world-class professional, with a deep understanding of the digital consumer. He will bring the vision, leadership and execution capability necessary to further develop our strong Tigo franchise and create long term shareholder value.” Mauricio Ramos commented “I am absolutely thrilled to have been asked to become Millicom’s CEO. I have long admired the company’s innovative strategy, strong market positions, entrepreneurial spirit and talented professionals. I am looking forward to working with the Millicom team, the Board of Directors and partners to further develop an outstanding company, with very promising opportunities. I look forward to continuing to bring Tigo's innovative products and services to customers and their communities while delivering superior returns to its shareholders.” Cristina Stenbeck added "On behalf of my fellow Board members I would like to take this opportunity to thank Millicom’s CFO, Tim Pennington, who has acted as Interim CEO over the last few months. Under Tim’s leadership the company continued to execute its strategy, strengthen its core business and deliver a solid set of financial results. We are very grateful for Tim’s deep engagement and additional commitment during this transition period and we look forward to his continued contribution in his role as CFO and as an integral part of the Millicom leadership team.”

The Board of Opus Group resolves on rights issue terms and announces that the rights issue is fully guaranteed

The rights issue On February 13, 2015 Opus Group announced that the Company had signed an agreement to acquire Drew Technologies, Inc. (Drew Tech) and that the Board had resolved on a rights issue of approximately SEK 150 million in order to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet in conjunction with the acquisition of Drew Tech, and thereby reach the Company’s target as well as obligations to creditors, and to finance the Company’s continued expansion. Shareholders in Opus Group have preferential right to subscribe for one (1) new share for each nine (9) shares held on the record date for the rights issue. Each share in Opus Group entitles to one (1) subscription right and nine (9) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) new shares. The subscription price has been decided to SEK 5.50 per share. The subscription price has been determined based on a market discount in relation to the market price of the share during the period February 20 – March 2, 2015. A maximum of 28,129,268 new shares can be issued through the rights issue, which results in an increase of the share capital of maximum SEK 562,585.36 to a total of SEK 5,625,853.74. If the rights issue is fully subscribed, the total proceeds of the rights issue will amount to approximately SEK 154.7 million before transaction costs. The record date at Euroclear Sweden AB for receiving subscription rights is March 12, 2015. The subscription period runs from March 17, 2015, until March 31, 2015, or such later date decided by the Board. If the subscription period is extended, this will be announced by the Company through a press release on March 31, 2015 at the latest. The rights issue is subject to approval at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). The EGM will be held in Gothenburg on March 10, 2015, at 15:00 (CET). Notice of EGM was published on February 17, 2015, in Post och Inrikes Tidningar (Post and Gazette) and is available on Subscription and guarantee undertakings 15 shareholders of Opus Group, together representing 34.3 percent of the share capital of Opus Group, have entered into subscription undertakings to subscribe for 32.7 percent of the rights issue through subscription commitments in the rights issue. Furthermore, 14 of the shareholders, in addition to their subscription commitments, have agreed to underwrite subscription for remaining shares in the rights issue. Thereby the rights issue is fully covered through subscription and guarantee undertakings. The Second Swedish National Pension Fund is the largest guarantor in the rights issue. “We have been shareholders in Opus Group since 2008 and we are positive to the company’s continued development. It is therefore natural to support the company by participating in the above-mentioned share issue and guarantee consortium”, says Jonas Eixmann, Head of equities at the Second Swedish National Pension Fund.The group of other main shareholders who have subscribed for their share, as well as participating in the guarantee consortium, includes founders Jörgen Hentschel and Magnus Greko, privately and via company AB Kommandoran. “In March 2015 it is 25 years since Jörgen and I started Opus Group and it is with satisfaction that we can say that the company has never been stronger than now with a contract portfolio of several billion SEK and with continued strong growth potential. Therefore, it is natural to subscribe for our share in the rights issue and to support the company by participating through guarantee undertakings”, says Magnus Greko, CEO and President of Opus Group. Preliminary time table for the rights issue March The EGM resolves on the Board of Directors’ rights issue resolution10March Last day of trading in the Opus Group share including subscription10 rightsMarch Estimated date for publication of the prospectus11March Record date for allotment of subscription rights, i.e. shareholders12 who are registered in the Company’s share register as of this day will receive subscription rights for participation in the rights issueMarch Trading in subscription rights17-27March Subscription period17-31April Estimated date for announcement of the preliminary outcome7 Financial and legal advisors Swedbank Corporate Finance is acting as financial advisor and Advokatfirman Vinge is acting as legal advisor to Opus Group in conjunction with the rights issue. Mölndal March 3, 2015 Opus Group AB (publ)

Probi Digestis® to be launched on new markets in Asia

Probi AB, a leading probiotic research and development company from Sweden and DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, signed an agreement for the launch of Probi Digestis® in Hong Kong and Macau. Probi and DKSH have signed a long-term agreement for the branding and launch of Probi’s gastrointestinal health product Probi Digestis®, based on Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, Probi’s clinically documented probiotic strain. The agreement is an expansion of the agreement signed in 2013 between Probi and BiO-LiFE, a Malaysian subsidary of DKSH. The product will be marketed in a co-branded solution with BiO-LiFE and Probi Digestis® and will be positioned against Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) symptom’s like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and flatulence. DKSH will market, sell and distribute the product in both medical channels such as clinics and hospitals as well as in pharmacies in Hong Kong and Macau. “DKSH is an excellent partner in the growing Asian market and we are happy to step by step expand the collaboration we initiated with DKSH in 2013 around Probi´s clinically proven probiotic products,” says Peter Nählstedt, CEO, Probi. "Following the launch of the probiotic product in Malaysia in 2013, we have been enjoying a very strong relationship with Probi AB. With the growth potential in dietary supplements for both Hong Kong and Macau, we are confident to successfully launch Probi Digestis® in these two markets," said Richard Holloway, Vice President, Business Unit Healthcare, DKSH Hong Kong. To further strengthen its presence in Asia Pacific, Probi has expanded its Marketing and Sales organisation with a regional director based in Singapore. “By having a Probi employee working on a day-to-day basis in Asia we will be able to give our partners strong support and intensify business developement activities. This is the first step in the expansion and globalisation of Probi´s Marketing and Sales team ,” says Peter Nählstedt, CEO, Probi. The information is such that Probi AB must disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Peter Nählstedt, CEO, Probi, tel +46 46 286 89 23 or mobile +46 723 86 99 83, e-mail: Niklas Bjärum, VP Marketing & Sales, Probi, tel +46 46 286 89 67 or mobile +46 705 38 88 64, e-mail: ABOUT PROBI                                                                            Probi AB is a Swedish publicly traded bioengineering company that develops effective and well-documented probiotics. Through its world-leading research, Probi has created a strong product portfolio in the gastrointestinal health and immune system niches. Probi’s products are available to consumers in more than 30 countries worldwide. Probi’s customers are leading food, health-product and pharmaceutical companies in the Functional Food and Consumer Healthcare segments. In 2014, Probi had sales of MSEK 135. The Probi share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap. Probi has about 3,000 shareholders. Read more at ABOUT DKSH DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 735 business locations in 35 countries – 710 of them in Asia – and 27,200 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 9.6 billion in 2013. DKSH Business Unit Healthcare is the leading Market Expansion Services provider for healthcare companies seeking to grow their business in Asia. Custom-made offerings comprise registration and market entry studies as well as importation, customs clearance, marketing and sales to physical distribution, invoicing and cash collection. Products available through DKSH Healthcare include pharmaceuticals, consumer health, over-the-counter (OTC), as well as medical devices. With 150 business locations in 14 countries and around 9,050 specialized staff, Business Unit Healthcare serves over 160,000 customers and generated net sales of around CHF 4.3 billion in 2013.

Christy, Liya and Toni for Lindex - The campaign images

"For the spring 2015 we have focused on the flexibility in combining different pieces in the wardrobe. The collection is crisp and fresh with stripes, monochrome prints and fluid volumes. My favorites are the jumpsuit, the voluminous trousers and the tasseled tunics", says Nina Starck, Head of Design at Lindex.The campaign is about that true beauty comes from what you do as well as how you look and the campaign highlights three beautiful women who also do good things outside of the fashion world, which in turn makes them super role models.Beside the fact that Christy Turlington Burns, Liya Kebede and Toni Garrn are all well-known, established models they also have a social commitment, primarily focused on motherhood and children. The organisations that they are engaged in are Every Mother Counts (, Liya Kebede Foundation ( and Plan International-Because I am a Girl ( To support their commitment Lindex will within the campaign sell the #superrolemodel t-shirt in a limited edition from which all profit will be donated to each of these women’s organisations. Lindex, who have an ongoing social commitment, will during this campaign also support WaterAid ( through “round-up” activities in all stores and by donating 10% from all sales during shopping events.The #superrolemodel campaign will launch in Lindex stores worldwide and online at ( on March 18. It will also be the very first campaign for Lindex launch in UK on March 27.  The campaign was shot in New York in January 2015.Photographer stills: Chris CollsPhotographer TVC: Gordon von SteinerStylist: Maya ZepinicHair: Rutger Van der HeideMake-up: Sally Branka & Michelle Lacey, LGA ManagementCD: Mooks Hanifiah, Wednesday Agency


Nordic Green Energy saw the potential in developing its digital presence in order to support business and keep the position as one of the Nordic region’s leading suppliers of green electricity from solar, wind and hydro power. “We are proud and happy to have gained the trust to build the new platform. In my opinion, this is a clear and successful example of the importance of usability and conceptual design in order to create real value for the users,” says Magnus Gudéhn at HiQ. HiQ has also automatized agreement flows through integrations to business systems and customer service. Thanks to a new tool it is now easy to create and develop products and offers. “We are constantly working to give our customers high quality service. Thanks to the communications platform that HiQ has developed we have an even stronger offer. It also helps us to release resources who can now put added focus into our vision of a greener society,” says Jan Inge Johnsen, CEO at Nordic Green Energy. “The assignment for Nordic Green Energy is yet another example of how we simplify for both customers and employees, an area in which our expertise is constantly growing. Streamlining and simplifying has never been more important,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO at HiQ. For more information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ, tel. +46 8 588 90 000 Magnus Gudéhn, Managing Director, HiQ Stockholm, tel. +46 704 200 082 Peter Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ, tel. +46 704 200 103

New Cities Foundation and King Abdullah Economic City release groundbreaking new report on global greenfield city projects

KAEC, Saudi Arabia and Paris, France – March 3, 2015. The New Cities Foundation and King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia, today announced the publication of “Building New Cities: Challenges, Opportunities and Recommendations”, a pioneering report analyzing the greatest challenges faced by new urban mega projects worldwide. The two organizations also announce that the third edition of Cityquest – KAEC Forum, the annual high-level gathering of new city visionaries and leaders, will take place on December 8-9, 2015 in KAEC, Saudi Arabia. The construction of brand new cities is a bold response to the urbanization challenge. Across the planet, hundreds of billions of dollars are being invested in new urban mega projects in countries including China, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, the Philippines, Palestine, Morocco, Afghanistan, Germany and more. The New Cities Foundation and KAEC came together in 2013 to create Cityquest, a unique partnership and platform for knowledge exchange and sharing best practices for the leaders of these projects. Today’s report is a milestone in the Cityquest initiative, distilling key trends and priorities that emerged from the Cityquest - KAEC Forum in December 2014, which was attended by 227 senior executives from 28 countries, including representatives of ten new cities. The report is complemented by extensive research carried out by the New Cities Foundation. “Building New Cities” - Key Challenges Identified: · Striking the right balance between public and private sector planning and governance of new cities, including a discussion of issues such as corporatizing city management, financing infrastructure versus public space, and fostering diversity and affordability when building a city from scratch. · The role of technology and design in building a local identity, empowering people, engaging them in civic issues, bolstering a sense of belonging and community, and creating “happy cities”. · The need for “disruptive innovations” – new concepts, ideas, businesses and products that could help city builders pre-empt and solve perennial urban challenges. Innovations are identified in the domains of housing, urban design and collective public art experiences. Insights are drawn directly from Cityquest participants, such as authors Benjamin Barber (“If Mayors Ruled the World”) and Charles Montgomery (“Happy City”); leading academic Paul Romer of New York University; city builders such as H.E. Mohammed Al Abbar, Chairman, Emaar; infrastructure leaders such as Lutz Bertling, President and COO, Bombardier and Wim Elfrink, Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco; as well as innovators such as Daan Roosegaarde, Founder, Roosegaarde Studios and Juraj Vaculik, inventor of Aeromobil, a flying car. Case-based examples and recommendations are drawn from the following 10 cities that took part in Cityquest – KAEC Forum 2014: · Colombo Port City, Sri Lanka · Clark Green City, Philippines · Gujarat International Finance-Tec City, India · Iskandar Malaysia, Malaysia · Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia · Kabul New City, Afghanistan · King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia · Lavasa, India · Rawabi, Palestine · Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, China The report also features insights from “older” models of new cities such as Dubai and Singapore, and other significant new urban developments such as Songdo, South Korea. “Building New Cities” will form an important basis of ongoing conversations between the Cityquest community throughout 2015, and form a springboard for dialogue at the next Cityquest – KAEC Forum on December 8-9, 2015 in Saudi Arabia. John Rossant, Founder and Chairman of the New Cities Foundation, said: “New cities are one of the most extraordinary phenomena of our time. Wise, forward thinking city leaders know they can be testing grounds for the solutions to the greatest urban challenges. Yet they also recognize that dialogue and constant re-assessment are vital if their ambitious master plans are to stand the test of time. Getting a city right requires astute planning as well as openness to creativity, citizen feedback and disruptive innovations. That’s why we partnered with KAEC to launch Cityquest, and that’s why we published this report today. We hope the analysis and recommendations will be pertinent to those who are building the cities of the future.” Fahd Al-Rasheed, Group CEO and Managing Director of KAEC, said: “The new report is a true indication of the success of Cityquest and highlights the importance of bringing together global leaders of new cities to share common goals, opportunities and challenges where they collectively unlock new growth horizons. The relationships we have formed with other locations are indispensable to KAEC not just during the construction phase but into the future, as well. We are looking forward to engaging with additional new cities and partners in the 2015 edition of Cityquest.” Access the full “Building New Cities” report here: Find out more about Cityquest at Ends

I Never Knew a Hell Like You

45 rpm vinyl & download  single release from SOULNATURALS A Side: I Never Knew a Hell Like You – Soulnaturals ft. Gloria Pryce B Side: I Never Knew a Hell Like You – ANDY LEWIS REMIX Taken from forthcoming album SHOWCASE Mar 9th2015 Soulnaturals are back ! With a superb slice of 21st century soulfunk ‘I Never Knew a Hell Like You’ – coupled with a special 60s afrosoul ANDY LEWIS Remix.  Taken from the forthcoming 2015 album release ‘ShowCase’ a special vinyl album project featuring a collection of the most dynamic emerging UK soul singers and some special guest star collaborators – watch this space for a unique 33rpm long player experience ‘I Never Knew a Hell Like You’ features fiery gospel singer Gloria Pryce, who has been blowing away London audiences with her live performances in 2014 with Soulnaturals at Pizza Express Jazz Soho, Blues Kitchen & Paperdress Vintage. In the classic Soul vein, Glorias’ roots are from her church background, her passionate voice spans the worlds of Gospel, Jazz, Disco & Motown. Her varied performances include live shows on BBC Leicester Radio Dulcie Dixon Gospel Show & with Nu Soul Generation band. Flip the side for a unique remix take on Soulnaturals & Gloria from Acid Jazz artist & Paul Weller collaborator Andy Lewis. Spin round, turn up & get down. LIVE LAUNCH SHOW Sat Mar 7thPaperdress Vintage 114-116 Curtain Rd EC2A 3AH "immediately attention-grabbing with the classic Marvin Gaye sound. A strong song and an instant classic. Expect to be hearing this for years to come" - Snowboy / BBC6 Music/Blues & Soul Release date: 9thMar 2015 Label: British Soul Standard Distributor: StreetSoul Records / Catalogue no: BSS0010 Photo Link: Track Link:

Samsung’s ‘double-bubble’ laundry: a cleaner wash, using less energy

For B&Bs, care homes, sports clubs, schools and smaller hotels, laundry can be a big problem. Domestic washing machines can’t cope, commercial ones are too big and expensive, and outsourcing can be pricey and difficult to manage. That’s why Samsung developed the Professional Laundry range. It’s big enough to deal with awkward loads like king size duvets or the team’s muddy away kit, but small enough to fit in the utility room. It also has a sanitize programme that meets CQC standards. The Samsung Professional Laundry washer, model WF431, has a 14kg capacity. Although it retails at up to 60% less than competitors’ models, it is packed with clever energy-saving and performance-enhancing technologies. In addition it is backed by a comprehensive two-year parts and labour warranty. One of the smartest features is the digital inverter motor. Because it is direct drive it has fewer moving parts and, being brushless, it creates little noise or vibration. Compared to conventional motors, it uses 50% less energy and delivers a reliably long service life. The washing process uses Samsung’s established Eco Bubble technology, which manages the remarkable ‘double-bubble’ benefit of improving wash results and reducing energy consumption.   It does this by using bubbles to dissolve the detergent before the wash cycle starts. These bubbles penetrate the fabric much more effectively than the standard mix of water and detergent, increasing washing efficiency significantly. Consequently, operators can achieve better results at lower wash temperatures – reducing energy consumption by as much as 70%. The Samsung washer measures 991mm high by 686mm wide and 823mm deep, runs from a 13 amp supply and is WRAS approved. Samsung also offers a Professional Laundry dryer, model number DV431. The typical price for the WF431 washer is around £1,299, excluding VAT. The range is available in the United Kingdom through principal distributors Francis & Co and Uropa Distribution, via a national network of dealers and laundry equipment specialists. Samsung is one of the world's largest brands. Samsung Professional Appliances distributes throughout Europe. All products are backed by a full parts and labour warranty. For more information visit or Copy ends ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Laundry double-bubble.docx – Mar-15 Press Enquiries: Toni Turner or Alison Haynes at The Publicity Works: 01263 761000 Email: For more news about Samsung Professional Appliance visit the press office ( at Photographs: Hi-resolution digital photos for editorial use are available on request David Watts at Samsung Professional Appliances: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

Nevion’s post production gateway powers Sohonet’s ClearView remote creative collaboration solution

Oslo, Norway, 3 March 2015 – Nevion (, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, today announced that it is supplying its post-production media gateway solution to Sohonet (, the connectivity and data management services expert. Sohonet will use Nevion’s TVG480 ( within its new ClearView ( fully managed, high quality remote collaboration solution. ClearView allows users, primarily within the media and entertainment industry, to stream the highest quality video in real time for editing, colour grading, digital intermediate and approvals. The remote collaboration solution uses Nevion’s TVG480 post production gateway for real-time transport of HD and 2K video over an IP network enabling directors and colorists to see the same accurate and consistent colors and image quality, regardless of their individual location. The TVG480 takes advantage of the unmatched quality of JPEG 2000 compression to deliver professional quality, low-delay video across IP in signals including HD, stereoscopic 3D and 2K that are traditionally used in digital cinema production. The compact, powerful and cost-effective solution carries multiple compressed video channels and has built-in features for Quality of Service (QoS) such as Forward Error Correction and error concealment. “We have already successfully used Nevion’s Gateway products for our customers’ remote color grading and we were keen to extend this relationship to our new ClearView service where quality, reliability and low latency are crucial,” said Chuck Parker, Executive Chairman at Sohonet. Nevion’s Vice President of Sales for the UK, Nick Pywell added, “Remote collaboration is something that a lot of media and entertainment companies are investigating, and a solution like Sohonet’s ClearView offers creative, time and cost benefits to users. Nevion’s post production gateway is ideally suited for this application as it lets users take advantage of IP as a cost-effective way to transport professional quality media without limitation.” In January, Nevion received a Technical and Engineering Emmy® award ( for its role in the standardisation and productisation of JPEG 2000 (J2K) interoperability. The company will showcase its latest network and broadcast infrastructure solutions on stand SU2615 at NAB 2015 ( in Las Vegas.

General meeting completed – restructuring proposal approved

Stavanger, 3 March 2015: Reference is made to previous announcements concerning the proposal for restructuring of Norwegian Energy Company ASA ("Noreco" or the "Company"), latest announcement yesterday. Further to the notice of 10 February 2015, an extraordinary general meeting has today been held to consider the restructuring proposal and the issuance of shares upon conversion of bonds as described therein. The Company is pleased to report that the general meeting resolved to approve the proposal with qualified majority. "Following on from the positive vote by bondholders yesterday, the Board is very pleased that the shareholders have now also united behind the solution, paving the way for a restructured Noreco," says Silje Augustson, Chair of the Board of Directors of Noreco. The Company will now together with Nordic Trustee and their respective advisors continue the process of documenting the new bond terms and issuance of the new shares, expecting that settlement can take place within two weeks. Pending issuance of a listing prospectus, the new shares will once issued be registered on a separate ISIN and be tradable on N-OTC. The Company will revert with further information and updates in due course. The Company expects that trading in the Company's shares and bonds which have been suspended will resume tomorrow, 4 March 2015. However, pending completion of the documentation and issuance of the new shares and bonds, the Company advises shareholders and bondholders to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the Company's securities. Minutes from the extraordinary general meeting will be made available on and shortly. Contact:Silje Augustson, 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 10 458 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section of 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act

Welcome to TeliaSonera’s Annual General Meeting 2015

The annual general meeting of TeliaSonera AB (publ) will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 2.00 pm CET at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Nils Ericsons plan 4, Stockholm. Registration for the meeting starts at 1.00 pm CET. Coffee will be served before the meeting starts. The meeting will be interpreted into English. Right to attend Those wishing to attend the meeting must · be entered as a shareholder in the share register kept by the Swedish central securities depository Euroclear Sweden AB on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, and · give notice of attendance to the Company no later than on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Notice to the Company Notice of attendance can be given · in writing to TeliaSonera AB, PO Box 7842, SE-103 98 Stockholm, Sweden, · by telephone +46-8-402 90 50 on weekdays between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm CET, or  · on the Company’s website (only private individuals). When giving notice of attendance, please state name/company name, social security number/ corporate registration number, address, telephone number (office hours) and, where relevant, number of accompanying persons. Shareholding in the name of a nominee To be entitled to participate in the meeting, shareholders whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee must register the shares in their own name with the help of the nominee, so that the shareholder is entered in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. This registration may be made temporarily. Shareholders are requested to inform the nominee to that effect well before that day. Since the Finnish shareholders that are registered within the Finnish book-entry system at Euroclear Finland Oy are nominee registered at Euroclear Sweden AB, those Finnish share­holders wishing to participate in the meeting must contact Euroclear Finland Oy by e-mail at or by phone at +358 (0)20 770 6609, for registration of their shares in their own name well in advance of Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Proxies Shareholders represented by a proxy must issue a proxy form for the representative. A template proxy form is available on the Company’s website A proxy form issued by a legal entity must be accompanied by a copy of the certificate of registration (or, if no certificate exists, a corresponding document of authority) for the legal entity. To facilitate registration at the meeting, proxy forms, certificates of registration and other documents of authority should be submitted to the Company at the address above no later than on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Other information Marie Ehrling’s and Johan Dennelind’s speeches at the meeting will be posted on the Company’s website after the meeting. The total number of shares and votes in the Company is 4,330,084,781 at the date this notice is issued. At the same date, the Company does not own any treasury shares. At the request of any shareholder, the Board of Directors and the CEO shall provide information at the meeting on any circumstances that (i) may affect the assessment of a matter on the agenda, (ii) may affect the assessment of the Company’s or a subsidiary’s financial situation or (iii) concerns the Company’s relation to another group company, provided that the Board of Directors believes it would not be of significant detriment to the Company. Agenda Opening of the meeting 1. Election of chair of the meeting 2. Preparation and approval of voting register 3. Adoption of agenda 4. Election of two persons to check the minutes of the meeting together with the chair 5. Determination of whether the meeting has been duly convened 6. Presentation of the Annual Report and the auditor’s report, the consolidated financial statements and the auditor’s report on the consolidated financial statements for 2014. A description by the chair of the Board of Directors Marie Ehrling of the work of the Board of Directors during 2014 and a speech by President and CEO Johan Dennelind in connection herewith 7. Resolution to adopt the income statement, the balance sheet, the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet for 2014 8. Resolution on appropriation of the Company’s profit as shown on the adopted balance sheet and setting of record date for the dividend 9. Resolution on discharge of the directors and the CEO from personal liability towards the Company for the administration of the Company in 201410. Resolution on number of directors and alternate directors to be elected at the meeting11. Resolution on remuneration payable to the directors12. Election of directors and any alternate directors13. Election of chair and vice-chair of the Board of Directors14. Resolution on number of auditors and deputy auditors15. Resolution on remuneration payable to the auditor16. Election of auditor and any deputy auditors17. Election of Nomination Committee and resolution on instruction for the Nomination Committee18. Resolution on principles for remuneration to Group Executive Management19. Resolution authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition of the Company’s own shares20. Resolution on(a)   implementation of a long-term incentive program 2015/2018 and(b)   hedging arrangements for the program21. Resolution on proposal from shareholder Thorwald Arvidsson about publication of Norton Rose Fulbright´s report22. Resolution on proposal from shareholder Thorwald Arvidsson regarding(a)   “Special investigation of the Company's non-European business, both in terms of legal, ethical and economic aspects "(b)   “Instruction to the Board of Directors to take necessary action to – if possible - create a serious shareholders’ association in the Company”, and(c)   “Instruction to the Board of Directors to prepare a proposal, to be referred to the Annual General Meeting 2016, concerning a system for giving small and medium-sized shareholders representation in the Board of Directors of the Company. Most likely, this requires an amendment of the Articles of Association.” Closing of the meeting Resolutions proposed by the Nomination Committee The Nomination Committee consists of the following persons: Niklas Johansson, chair (Swedish State), Kari Järvinen (Solidium Oy), Jan Andersson (Swedbank Robur Funds), Per Frennberg (Alecta) and Marie Ehrling (chair of the Board of Directors). All members of the Nomination Committee were appointed at the annual general meeting 2014, except Niklas Johansson who replaced Magnus Skåninger in April 2014. The Nomination Committee presents the following proposals: · Item 1 – Chair of the meeting: Eva Hägg, Advokat. · Item 10 – Number of directors and alternate directors: Until the end of the annual general meeting 2016, eight directors with no alternate directors. · Item 11 – Remuneration payable to the directors: Remuneration payable to the directors until the next annual general meeting will be SEK 1,550,000 to the chair (previously SEK 1,240,000), SEK 750,000 to the vice-chair (unchanged) and SEK 530,000 to each other director elected at the annual general meeting (previously SEK 470,000). The chair of the Board of Directors’ audit committee will receive remuneration of SEK 150,000 (unchanged) and other members of the audit committee will receive SEK 100,000 each (unchanged), the chair of the Board of Directors’ remuneration committee will receive SEK 65,000 (unchanged) and other members of the remuneration committee will receive SEK 45,000 each (unchanged) and the chair of the Board of Directors’ sustainability and ethics committee will receive SEK 150,000 (unchanged) and other members of the sustainability and ethics committee will receive SEK 100,000 each (unchanged). · Item 12 – Election of directors: Re-election of Marie Ehrling, Mats Jansson, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Mikko Kosonen, Nina Linander, Martin Lorentzon, Per-Arne Sandström and Kersti Strandqvist. Information of the candidates nominated by the Nomination Committee for election to directors is available on the Company’s website, · Item 13 – Election of chair and vice-chair of the Board of Directors:Re-election of Marie Ehrling as chair and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo as vice-chair. · Item 14 – Number of auditors and deputy auditors: Until the end of the annual general meeting 2016 there will be one auditor with no deputy auditors. · Item 15 – Remuneration payable to the auditor: Remuneration to the auditor will be paid as per invoice. · Item 16 – Election of auditor: Election of the audit company Deloitte AB. · Item 17 – Election of Nomination Committee and resolution on instruction for the Nomination Committee: Election of Daniel Kristiansson (Swedish State), Kari Järvinen (Solidium Oy), Jan Andersson (Swedbank Robur Funds), Anders Oscarsson (AMF and AMF Funds) and Marie Ehrling (chair of the Board of Directors). As regards the instruction for the Nomination Committee, the Nomination Committee presents the following main proposals: The Nomination Committee (the "Committee") shall consist of five (5) to seven (7) members. Four ordinary members shall represent the four shareholders that are largest in terms of votes at the turn of the month that occurs immediately prior to 30 days before the notice of the annual general meeting is issued and which also wish to participate in the nomination process ("Nominating Shareholders"). The Chair of the Board shall also be an ordinary member of the Committee. The Committee may in addition to its ordinary members appoint at its sole discretion one (1) or two (2) extraordinary members. The ordinary members of the Committee shall be elected at the annual general meeting for a term of office that expires at the next year's annual general meeting. The Committee shall nominate the Chair of the annual general meeting and the Chair of the Board and other Board Members, and present a proposal for remuneration, which shall be specified between the Chair of the Board, other Board Members and, if applicable, remuneration for serving on subcommittees. Where applicable, the Committee shall also nominate auditors and present proposed remuneration for auditors. The Committee shall nominate the members of the following year's Committee and shall specify the names of the Nominating Shareholders they represent. The Committee shall review the Instruction annually and as necessary propose changes thereto to the annual general meeting. Resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors Item 8 – Appropriation of the Company’s profit as shown on the adopted balance sheet and setting of record date for the dividend Non-restricted equity The amount of non-restricted equity of the Company at the disposal of the annual general meeting is SEK 68,020,453,824. Appropriation of the Company’s profit and record date The Board of Directors proposes that a dividend of SEK 3.00 per share, in total SEK 12,990,254,343.00, is distributed to the shareholders and that April 10, 2015 be set as the record date for the dividend. If the annual general meeting resolves in accordance with the proposal, it is estimated that Euroclear Sweden AB will execute the payment on April 15, 2015. Item 18 – Principles for remuneration to Group Executive Management The Board of Directors proposes that the annual general meeting 2015 resolves on the following principles for remuneration to Group Executive Management. Group Executive Management is defined as the President and the other members of the Management Team. The objective of the principles is to ensure that the Company can attract and retain the best people in order to support the purpose and strategy of the Company. Remuneration to Group Executive Management should be built on a total reward approach and be market relevant, but not leading. The remuneration principles should enable international hiring and should support diversity within Group Executive Management. The market comparison should be made against a set of peer group companies with comparable sizes, industries and complexity. The total reward approach should consist of fixed salary, pension benefits, conditions for notice and severance pay and other benefits. Fixed salary The fixed salary of a Group Executive Management member should be based on competence, responsibility and performance. The Company uses an international evaluation system in order to evaluate the scope and responsibility of the position. Market benchmark is conducted on a regular basis. The individual performance is monitored and used as a basis for annual reviews of fixed salaries. Pension Pension and retirement benefits should be based on a defined contribution model, which means that a premium is paid amounting to a certain percentage of the individual’s annual salary. When deciding the size of the premium the level of total remuneration should be considered. The level of contribution should be benchmarked and may vary due to the composition of fixed salary and pension. The retirement age is normally 65 years of age. Other benefits The Company provides other benefits in accordance with market practice. A Group Executive Management member may be entitled to a company car, health and care provisions, etc. Internationally hired Group Executive Management members and those who are asked to move to another country can be offered mobility related benefits for a limited period of time. Notice of termination and severance pay The termination period for a Group Executive Management member may be up to six (6) months (twelve (12) months for the President) when given by the employee and up to twelve (12) months when given by the Company. In case the termination is given by the Company the individual may be entitled to a severance payment up to twelve (12) months. Severance pay shall not constitute a basis for calculation of vacation pay or pension benefits. Termination and severance pay will also be reduced if the individual will be entitled to pay from a new employment or if the individual will be conducting own business during the termination period or the severance period. The Board of Directors may make minor deviations from the principles above. Item 19 – Authorization for the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition of the Company’s own shares Background information and reasons In order to provide the Board of Directors with an instrument to adapt and improve the Company's capital structure and thereby create added value for the shareholders, and/or to give a possibility to the Company to transfer its own shares under any long-term incentive programs approved at a general meeting, the Board of Directors proposes that the annual general meeting authorize the Board of Directors to, on one or more occasions before the annual general meeting 2016, decide on acquisition of the Company’s own shares on the terms and conditions set out below. In order to create an efficient instrument to achieve this, the Board of Directors also intends to propose that future annual general meetings of the Company authorize the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition of the Company’s own shares on terms and conditions materially equivalent to those set out below. At present, the Company does not own any treasury shares. Authorization for the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition of the Company’s own shares The Board of Directors proposes that the annual general meeting authorize the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition of the Company’s own shares on the main terms and conditions set out below. 1. Acquisitions of shares may be made on (i) Nasdaq Stockholm and/or Nasdaq Helsinki or (ii) in accordance with an offer to acquire shares made to all shareholders or by a combination of these two alternatives. 2. The authorization may be exercised on one or more occasions before the annual general meeting 2016. 3. A maximum number of shares may be acquired so that the Company’s holding at any time does not exceed 10 percent of all the shares in the Company. 4. Acquisitions of shares on Nasdaq Stockholm and/or Nasdaq Helsinki may only be made at a price within the spread between the highest bid price and lowest ask price from time to time on Nasdaq Stockholm and/or Nasdaq Helsinki. 5. If the Company considers it appropriate and suitable, shares may be acquired by offers made to all the Company’s shareholders to purchase shares at a price above the prevailing market price. It will then be possible, by means of detachable sales rights (Sw. säljrätter), for the shareholders to enjoy the value of any premium arising due to the Company acquiring shares at a price above the market price of the share. Should this occur, it is intended that the sales rights will be traded on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki, respectively.In order to avoid shareholders not enjoying any financial value represented by an acquisition offer made at a premium, because they neither sell sales rights nor participate in the acquisition offer, the Company may appoint a bank or another financial institution (the “Bank”) which, provided it compensates shareholders holding unexercised sales rights on expiry of the application period, may transfer to the Company the number of shares corresponding to the number of sales rights that would have conferred entitlement to a transfer of such shares and for which compensation is paid. If so, the Bank may acquire the shares to be transferred to the Company, as set out above, in the market. The Bank appointed by the Company will be identified in the Board of Directors’ resolution on a possible acquisition offerThe compensation that the Bank, where applicable, is to pay to the shareholders concerned for each unexercised sales right must equal the lowest of (i) the difference in the price at which the Company has acquired shares under the acquisition offer and the average price per share that the Bank has paid to acquire the shares in question divided by the current acquisition ratio[1] in the acquisition offer, less the Bank’s actual handling cost, and (ii) the compensation that may be paid per sales right in the event of an offer of commission-free sale of sales rights.With respect to the sales rights for which the Bank may pay compensation as set out above, the Bank is entitled to transfer shares to the Company. An application to transfer shares must be made no later than the day that the Board of Directors determines following expiry of the application period for the acquisition offer. The terms and conditions of the acquisition offer also apply to the Bank’s transfer of shares. 6. If foreign legal and/or administrative rules significantly hinder implementation of an acquisition offer in a particular country, the Board of Directors or its nominee may sell sales rights on behalf of the shareholders concerned and will, instead, pay the cash amount received on a sale carried out with due care, less costs incurred. 7. The Board of Directors may decide on the other terms and conditions for the acquisition. The Board of Directors may also authorize the chair of the Board of Directors to make any minor adjustments that may prove necessary to carry out the Board of Directors’ resolution to acquire the Company’s own shares. Item 20 – (a) Implementation of a long-term incentive program 2015/2018 and(b) hedging arrangements for the program Background The remuneration framework within the TeliaSonera group (the “Group”) may consist of fixed base pay, annual variable pay, functional variable pay, long-term incentives, pensions and other benefits. A number of key employees participate in long-term incentive programs approved at previous annual general meetings. All in all, these parts constitute an integrated remuneration package. In accordance with the decisions of the annual general meetings 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 neither annual nor long-term variable cash remuneration is paid to members of the TeliaSonera Group Executive Management team. The Board of Directors has carried out a review of the 2014/2017 Performance Share Program to ensure that it continues to meet its stated objectives – i.e. to strengthen the ability to recruit and retain talented key employees, drive long-term company performance, align key employees’ interests with those of the shareholders and encourage key employee shareholding. As a result of the review, the Board of Directors considers that a long-term incentive program should be implemented for key employees of the Group also this year. The long-term incentive program proposed by the Board of Directors to be implemented during 2015, relating to the financial years 2015-2017 and that may result in so-called performance shares being received during the spring of 2018 (the “Performance Share Program 2015/2018”), is further described below. The Board of Directors intends to propose forthcoming annual general meetings to implement long-term incentive programs on similar conditions that apply to the now proposed Performance Share Program 2015/2018. Main changes compared to the Performance Share Program 2014/2017 In order to strengthen the link to long-term company performance, as well as to simplify and to align the program with market trends, the following main changes are proposed to the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 as compared to the Performance Share Program 2014/2017: · The employee own investment (2 percent of annual gross base salary i.e. before taxes) requirement is removed to simplify the design of the program and align it with market practice in countries outside Sweden, thereby improving the Group’s ability to recruit and retain key employees internationally, · an EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization) target is introduced instead of the EPS target in order to improve the participant’s line-of-sight to selected performance measures and to align the performance measures with the Group’s strategic priorities. In addition, a three year performance period is introduced for the EBITDA target in order to focus on long-term Group performance, whereas the performance period for the EPS target was one year, · the TSR (relative) performance condition has been retained on the same basis as for LTI 2014/2017 with the following changes: in the Peer Group, two new companies are added (TDC and Swisscom), one company (Telecom Austria) is removed to improve the Peer Group relevance, and minimum vesting starts at the median position #6, which results in minimum vesting of 7.5 percent of salary (2014 minimum vesting was 3.75 percent) to align the vesting schedule with market and best practices, and · the secondary cap for monetary payout is set at 60 percent of annual base salary. Outline of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 The Performance Share Program 2015/2018 shall be offered to approximately 200 key employees within the Group. Provided that certain performance conditions, consisting of financial targets linked to EBITDA and TSR (Total Shareholder Return), are met during the financial years 2015-2017 (the “Performance Period”), participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 shall be given the opportunity to receive TeliaSonera shares without consideration (“Performance Shares”). Participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 will be granted a conditional award over Performance Shares, which is a right to receive a specific number of such shares at a future date provided the relevant conditions are met. The maximum number of Performance Shares which can be subject to an award at the time of grant remains unchanged from 2014. Under the Performance Share Program 2015/2018, the number of Performance Shares subject to an award at the time of grant may not have an aggregate market value which exceeds 30 percent of the participant’s annual gross base salary (i.e. before taxes) per year-end 2014 or, if a participant has become employed thereafter, the calculated annual gross base salary for 2015 (the “2014 Base Salary”). Further, the maximum aggregate market value of Performance Shares which can be received by a participant following the end of the Performance Period (i.e. on the vesting of the award when the participant becomes entitled to receive their shares) shall not exceed 60 percent of the participant’s annual gross base salary (i.e. before taxes) per year-end 2017 (the “2017 Base Salary”). The receipt of Performance Shares is normally subject to continued employment within the Group up to and including the day of publication of the Interim report for the first quarter of 2018. Participants will receive their Performance Shares following the publication of the Company’s Interim report for the first quarter of 2018. The Performance Share Program 2015/2018 shall in total comprise of no more than 3,793,200 TeliaSonera shares, which corresponds to approximately 0.08 percent of the total number of outstanding shares in the Company. The Board of Directors’ full proposal is set out in item (a) below. The value of and the estimated costs for the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 The participants’ rights to receive Performance Shares under the program are not securities and cannot be pledged or transferred to others. Neither are any shareholders’ rights transferred to participants in the program prior to the day when they receive their Performance Shares and become the owners of the shares. An estimated market value of the conditional rights to receive Performance Shares can however be calculated. The Board of Directors has calculated the total value for the rights to receive Performance Shares under the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 as approximately SEK 48.4 million, under the following essential assumptions: (i) a share price of SEK 51.03 calculated as the average of the daily noted volume-weighted purchase price of the Company´s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm´s official list during December 2014, (ii) an annual employee turnover of five percent, (iii) a share price appreciation of five percent per annum, (iv) a 50 percent achievement of the TSR performance condition and (v) a 50 percent achievement of the EBITDA performance condition. The total cost under these conditions would be SEK 77.4 million excluding the costs for the program´s hedging measures and assuming a 60 percent mark-up for social security costs and pensions. The costs are accounted for as staff costs (share-based benefits) over the three year Performance Period. If the EBITDA performance condition is achieved to 100 percent whilst assumptions (i) through (iv) remain unchanged, the total value of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 is estimated to be approximately SEK 72.6 million. The total cost would in this case be SEK 116.1 million. If EBITDA and TSR performance conditions are achieved to 100 percent, the total value of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 would amount to SEK 96.8 million assuming conditions (i) through (iii) remain unchanged. The total costs would in this case amount to SEK 154.8 million. Dilution and effects on key ratios The Performance Share Program 2015/2018 will not entail any dilution effect, as the program is proposed to be hedged by either treasury shares or a hedging arrangement with a bank or another financial institution relating to already issued shares. The costs for the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 are expected to have a marginal effect on the Group’s key ratios. Preparation of the proposal The proposal regarding the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 to the annual general meeting 2015 has been prepared by the Company’s remuneration committee and the Board of Directors has resolved to present this proposal to the annual general meeting 2015. Hedging The Board of Directors has considered two alternative hedging methods for the Performance Share Program 2015/2018; either (i) a hedging arrangement with a bank or other financial institution securing delivery of shares under the program or (ii) the transfer of shares held by the Company itself to participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018. The Board of Directors considers the latter alternative as its preferred option. However, should the annual general meeting not approve the proposed transfer of own shares to participants in the program, the Board of Directors may enter into a hedging arrangement with a third party to hedge the obligations of the Company to deliver Performance Shares under the program as set out above. Since the social security costs are not expected to be significant in comparison with the Company’s operating cash flow, such costs are intended to be financed by cash and bank holdings. The Board of Directors’ proposal for resolution The Board of Directors proposes that the annual general meeting 2015 resolves to (i) implement the Performance Share Program 2015/2018, based on no more than 3,793,200 Performance Shares, and on the further main terms and conditions set out in item (a) below, and (ii) transfer own shares to participants in the program, and to subsidiaries within the Group in order to secure their obligations to deliver Performance Shares under the program, in accordance with item (b) below. (a) Main terms and conditions for the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 1. The Performance Share Program 2015/2018 shall be offered to approximately 200 key employees within the Group who will receive a conditional award over a number of Performance Shares (i.e. a right to receive such shares at a future date if the relevant conditions are met) in 2015. 2. Each participant will receive an award over a number of Performance Shares with an aggregate market value not exceeding 30 percent of the participant’s 2014 Base Salary. The market value shall be calculated based on the average of the daily noted volume-weighted purchase price of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm’s official list during December 2014. 3. Provided that the performance conditions described below, consisting of financial targets linked to EBITDA and TSR, are met during the Performance Period, participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 will receive the Performance Shares subject to their award without consideration. 4. The performance conditions applying to the awards granted under the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 will be based 50 percent on the Company’s growth in EBITDA[2] during the Performance Period (“EBITDA Part”) and 50 percent on the Company’s TSR during the Performance Period (“TSR Part”) in relation to TSR in a peer group of approximately 10 comparable Nordic and western European telecom companies defined by the Board of Directors (“TSR Comparator Group”).[3] ( 5. The financial targets include a minimum level which must be achieved in order for any Performance Shares to be received at all, as well as a maximum level in excess of which no additional Performance Shares will be received. Should lower financial results than the maximum levels be achieved, a proportionate lower number of Performance Shares may be received. 6. The receipt of Performance Shares shall normally be subject to the participant’s continued employment within the Group up to and including the day of publication of the interim report for the first quarter 2018. 7. Participants will receive their Performance Shares following the publication of the Company’s interim report for the first quarter 2018. Rounding off shall be made to the closest whole number of Performance Shares. 8. The maximum number of Performance Shares a participant may receive under the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 shall have an aggregate market value not exceeding 60 percent of the participant's 2017 Base Salary. The market value shall be calculated based on the average of the daily noted volume-weighted purchase price of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm’s official list during 20 trading days prior to the day of publication of the Interim report for the first quarter of 2018. Rounding off shall be made to the closest whole number of Performance Shares. 9. The Performance Share Program 2015/2018 shall in total comprise of no more than 3,793,200 TeliaSonera shares, which corresponds to approximately 0.08 percent of the total number of outstanding shares in the Company. 10. Recalculation of the number of Performance Shares subject to an award granted under the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 shall take place in the event of an intervening bonus issue, share purchase offer, split, rights issue and/or other similar events. 11. In addition to what is set out above, the Board of Directors shall under certain circumstances be entitled to reduce the number of Performance Shares subject to an award or, wholly or partially, terminate the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 in advance and to make such local adjustments of the program that may be necessary or appropriate to implement the program with reasonable administrative costs and efforts in the concerned jurisdictions, including, among other things, to offer cash settlement. 12. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the further design and administration of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 within the framework of the above stated main terms and conditions. Performance conditions EBITDA performance condition The EBITDA performance targets set by the Board of Directors for the Performance Period will stipulate a minimum level which must be achieved in order for any Performance Shares to be received under the EBITDA Part at all, as well as a maximum level in excess of which no additional Performance Shares will be received under the EBITDA Part. The performance outcome will be determined by the Board of Directors after the expiry of the Performance Period, in 2018. In connection therewith the Board of Directors will also publish the EBITDA performance results. Relative TSR performance condition If the Company's TSR during the Performance Period places the Company at first or second place in the TSR Comparator Group, the participant is entitled to receive the maximum TSR Part. If the Company's TSR during the Performance Period places the Company below the median in the TSR Comparator Group, the participant is not entitled to receive any of the TSR Part. If the Company's TSR during the Performance Period places the Company at or above the median in the TSR Comparator Group, but not at first or second place in the TSR Comparator Group, the participant shall be entitled to receive a proportionate number of the Performance Shares under the TSR Part as determined by the Board. (b) Transfer of own shares The transfer of own shares to participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018, and to subsidiaries within the Group in order to secure their obligations to deliver Performance Shares under the program, may be made on the following terms and conditions. 1. No more than 3,793,200 TeliaSonera shares may be transferred to participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 as Performance Shares. 2. The entitlement to receive Performance Shares without consideration shall only be offered to persons within the Group who are participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018. In addition, subsidiaries shall be entitled to acquire shares without consideration in order to immediately transfer such shares to participants in the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018. 3. The transfer of shares without consideration shall be made when the participants are entitled to receive their Performance Shares in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018, which will be following the publication of the Company’s interim report for the first quarter 2018. 4. The number of shares that may be transferred shall be subject to recalculation in the event of an intervening bonus issue, share repurchase offer, split, rights issue and/or other similar events. The reason for this proposed deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is because the transfer of own shares is an integral part of the implementation of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 and the Board of Directors considers that the implementation of the Performance Share Program 2015/2018 will be to the advantage of the Company and the shareholders as it offers participants the opportunity to become shareholders in the Company. The Board of Directors proposes that the resolutions under items (a) and (b) above will be voted on at the annual general meeting as two separate resolutions. The proposal under item (b) on the proposed hedging arrangements is conditional on the annual general meeting having approved item (a), i.e. the implementation of the proposed program. Matter proposed by shareholders Item 21 – Proposal from shareholder Thorwald Arvidsson about publication of Norton Rose Fulbright´s report Proposal from shareholder Thorwald Arvidsson that the annual general meeting must deal with the question of publishing the full report drawn up by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. The Board of Directors recommends the shareholders to vote against the shareholder proposal. Item 22 - Proposal from shareholder Thorwald Arvidsson The proposals are set out in item 22 of the proposed agenda. Majority requirements A resolution on authorization for the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition of the Company’s own shares under Item 19 will be valid only if the proposal is supported by shareholders representing at least two-thirds of both the votes cast and shares represented at the meeting. A resolution on implementation of the proposed long-term incentive program under Item 20 (a) will be valid if the proposal is supported by a simple majority of the votes cast. A resolution on hedging arrangements for the program under Item 20 (b) will be valid only if the proposal is supported by shareholders representing at least nine-tenths of both the votes cast and shares represented at the meeting. Documents, etc. Information regarding all board members proposed to the Board of Directors of TeliaSonera AB as well as the Nomination Committee’s proposals and motivated opinion are available on the Company’s website. The Annual and Sustainability Report, the audit report and other documents will be held available at the TeliaSonera AB, Investor Relations, Stureplan 8 in Stockholm, as from Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The documents can also be obtained from the following address: TeliaSonera AB, Box 7842, SE-103 98 Stockholm, or by phone +46-8-402 90 50. The documents will also be available on the Company’s website from the same date. Stockholm, March, 2015TeliaSonera AB (publ)The Board of Directors TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 1 p.m. CET on March 3, 2015. For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30,, visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TeliaSoneraAB ( Forward-Looking StatementsStatements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] The number of shares (and thereby normally also the number of sales rights) required for the transfer of one share to the Company. [2] EBITDA is defined as Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, with a possibility for the Board of Directors to make adjustments for extraordinary events and/or exchange rate fluctuations. [3] TSR is equal to the overall return a shareholder would receive on his or her shareholding taking into account both share price appreciation and dividends (if any). When calculating TSR, an average TSR-index number for December 2014 shall be compared with December 2017 for the Company and for the companies included in the peer group defined by the Board of Directors. The peer group presently consists of Telenor ASA, Elisa Oyj, Tele2 AB, KPN N.V., Orange S.A., Deutsche Telekom AG, Vodafone Group Plc, Telefonica S.A., TDC A/S and Swisscom AG.

102 million connected things illustrates rapid growth of Internet of Things in Nordics

“The Internet of things is growing rapidly in the Nordics; it is the early stages of a revolution that is going to transform society, industries and the way we live. From a peoples’ perspective this will mean new ways of keeping homes safe, more efficient and convenient transportation systems as well as improved healthcare. It will also create new opportunities for Nordic companies to launch innovative products and services that will have a profound impact across industries”, says Hans Dahlberg, head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services. “We believe that the Internet of Things will continue to disrupt old value chains and service models. Seizing the opportunity is key to ensure future competitiveness in all industries”, says Martin Glaumann, Partner at Arthur D. Little. Similarly, improved security and convenience is enticing car manufacturers and owners alike to push more connected cars unto the streets, aided by favorable regulatory and political conditions. From remote control to autonomous connected thingsIoT services that remotely control and monitor connected things are increasingly common. At the same time, more companies are asking themselves how to best make use of the vast amounts of data these devices generate to enable intelligent decision making, research and development, and predictive services. On the horizon are autonomous connected things, such as driverless cars, which will place entirely new demands on regulation, security and quality of service of connectivity. “IoT allows third party businesses to leverage information from thousands of connected devices to launch new innovative services. For example, information about cars’ health and how they are driven can help reshape business models in car insurance and change repair shops go to market strategy; this is a fundamental shift in how these industries traditionally operate,” says Hans Dahlberg. Interoperability between connected things - key to realizing full potential of IoTIn parallel to this development, connected things are expected to increasingly communicate with each other; improved interoperability will enable even more advanced services. For connected vehicles, a transformation of mobility through intelligent transport systems can be observed. In healthcare this means establishing more patient centric care processes across providers and levels of care. Connected buildings, like smart homes, are gradually changing to smart cities. “Previously separated ecosystems will converge into fully integrated systems, interoperability is key to realize the full potential of IoT”, concludes Martin Glaumann. About the 2015 edition of the Connected Things reportTeliaSonera and Arthur D. Little have teamed up to draw insight from the IoT development in the Nordic region, highlighting significant benefits to individuals as well as substantial opportunities for private and public organizations. The report deep dives into three segments that will have a profound impact on the way we live in the Nordics: Connected Vehicle, Connected Building and Connected People. About Arthur D. LittleArthur D. Little, founded in 1886, is a global leader in management consultancy, linking strategy, innovation and technology with deep industry knowledge. We offer our clients sustainable solutions to their most complex business problems. Arthur D. Little has a collaborative client engagement style, exceptional people and a firm-wide commitment to quality and integrity. The firm has over 30 offices worldwide. Arthur D. Little is proud to serve many of the Fortune 100 companies globally, in addition to many other leading firms and public sector organizations. For the complete report or more information, please contact or call +46 72 511 66 73. You can visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TeliaSoneraAB  ( TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also a leading wholesale provider who owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2014, net sales amounted to SEK 101.1 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.2 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.35. The TeliaSonera share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more at     

MMR Research opens two new offices in India and South Africa

MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) has opened two new offices in response to demand from global food, beverage, personal and household care brands for reliable, local insight and consumer and sensory research expertise in India and Africa. The new operations are in Mumbai and Durban and will be managed by Sandeep Budhiraja and Maria Da Serra respectively. They and their research teams will offer MMR’s full remit of research services including product development of both new and existing products, pack research and Brandphonics®emotion-based techniques, helping to align consumer experiences with the brand promise. Sandeep Budhiraja is a brand and consumer insight professional with more than 19 years of experience working in India and China with agencies such as Millward Brown, Nielsen, icon Added Value and IMRB International. He has worked across a wide spectrum of industries covering FMCG, services, telecom, finance and media. Maria Da Serra brings 16 years’ experience in FMCG, having held a number of Africa category and consumer insight roles at director level in Unilever. “MMR’s expansion into India and Africa reflects the increased importance placed on these large and diverse regions by our clients.  Both are seen as huge growth opportunities and access to superior consumer insight combined with local knowledge will be key to maximising the success of new product launches there,” says Mat Lintern, MMR global CEO.  “By building experienced teams in India and Africa, MMR will be even better placed to offer both its international and domestic clients with more convenient access to our full range of services, strong in-market knowledge and context, and more reliable and higher quality fieldwork.” MMR has three locations in the UK, where it is headquartered, and established operations in the USA, Singapore and China. The latest expansion brings the total number of MMR offices to eight and their total headcount to 225. About MMR Research Worldwide MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) is a leading research partner for food, beverage, and household and personal care companies with offices in the UK, USA, Singapore, China, India and South Africa. The company serves six of the 10 largest FMCG companies in the world. With profound expertise in sensory research, product testing, packaging innovation, NPD and emotion-based research, MMR provides innovative, creative and scientifically-robust research and is a trusted advisor on all product, brand and packaging strategy decisions. MMR’s clients have access to a variety of unique proprietary research assets including Brandphonics® – an approach to identify what influences consumer choice – and in-house sensory facilities. MMR is part of the MMR Group which is a privately-owned research company employing in excess of 225 people. Founded in 1989 by Professor David Thomson, the Group is headquartered in Oxfordshire, UK. Press Enquiries Claire Dumbreck, Propel Technology, Unit 4, Manor Farm Offices, Northend Road, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, UK, CV47 2YY. +44 (0)1295 770602 / +44 (0) 7768 773857

The Nomination Committee’s Proposal for the Board of Directors of Gunnebo AB

The Nomination Committee will also propose the re-election of Board members Tore Bertilsson, Göran Bille, Charlotte Brogren, Bo Dankis, Mikael Jönsson and Martin Svalstedt. Martin Svalstedt is proposed to be re-elected as Chairman of the Board. The Nomination Committee would like to install Eva Elmstedt as a member of the company’s Board since she has considerable experience of working in international businesses within sales, service and purchasing. Eva has successfully led large global operations, predominantly within IT and telecommunications, with a focus on growth and operational efficiency. It is the Nomination Committee’s opinion that Eva Elmstedt’s qualifications will make her a highly suitable Board member for Gunnebo AB. Eva Elmstedt is a professional board member. Prior to this she held a leading position within Nokia as Director for Global Services. She has also held various leading positions within Ericsson and IBM. Eva Elmstedt is a board member for Proact IT and Addtech. The Nomination Committee’s complete proposals for resolutions for the Annual General Meeting 2015, further information on the proposed Board members, and a summary of the Nomination Committee’s work will be published at the latest in conjunction with the Notification of the Annual General Meeting 2015. GUNNEBO AB (publ) For further information, please contact: Martin Svalstedt, Chairman of the Board, Gunnebo AB, tel. +46 31 85 53 70 Gunnebo AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 14.01 CET on March 3rd 2015.

Viessmann enhances specification market offer with new Vitodens 050-W combi boiler

· More homes can experience the quality and reliability of a Viessmann boiler · Vitodens 050-W’s compact size and smart design offers more flexibility for retrofits and reduced spare parts costs · 3 year warranty as standard Viessmann is making reliable boilers, with high quality materials and parts, available to more UK customers with the launch of the Vitodens 050-W. The gas fired condensing boiler extends the Vitodens range by adding a new combi boiler targeted at the specification sector.  The Vitodens 050-W will be on display at Ecobuild (March 3-5 2015, ExCeL, stand no. N 3130). Suitable for the specification market as well as one-off installations, the boiler’s highlights are its compact design; in part enabled due to a reduction in the flue-to-fittings height, at only 707 mm high it has an installation height of 825 mm; and its quiet operation. Importantly, it is also a suitable replacement for outdated boilers in flats and apartments where up to five boilers on different floors can be connected to one vertical flue system. The Vitodens 050-W has been engineered to offer installers and end-users lower spare part costs by ensuring that components, many of which are proven components from platform products, can be replaced individually. It is an advantage over other boilers which may require a complete gas train or circuit board replacement for a single component fault. Maintenance is straightforward because the service-relevant components are easily accessible from the front. As with the Vitodens 100-W, weather compensation can be incorporated with the simple addition of an inexpensive outdoor sensor, as the circuit board already incorporates the software for weather compensation operation. In addition, the control unit is prepared ready for plug-in time clocks and wireless receivers.      At the heart of the boiler is Viessmann’s unique Inox-Radial heat exchanger. Constructed from high quality stainless steel it is corrosion resistant and covered by a 10 year warranty, while the standard warranty on the boiler is three years. “It has always been Viessmann’s intention to enhance its offer to the specification sector, by continuing to develop products that meet this sector’s needs. This is proven by the launch of the Vitodens 050-W. As a premium brand, Viessmann has always focused on the one-off installation sector and with the Vitodens 050-W, we now have a perfect product that suits the specifier market too. Even when attractively priced, our standards of product quality and performance are consistently implemented,” says Darren McMahon, Viessmann marketing director.

GREY is the new BLACK as quitting smoking to spice up your love life gets trendy!

Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinics have experienced a 50% increase in the number of smokers citing “a desire to improve their sex life” as a motivating factor to quit. John Dicey, Worldwide Managing Director & Senior Therapist at Allen Carr’s Easyway says “Many of the clients citing ‘enhanced sex life’ as a motivating factor are women. Although the effects of stopping smoking on women can be quite dramatic – in an extremely positive sense – the effect on men is even more intense. And surprisingly more and more men are citing the reason to quit on the confidential questionnaires they complete at our clinics. Whether the increase has anything to do with FIFTY SHADES OF GREY or not – we simply don’t know – but it all seems to have coincided with the popularity of the book and more recently the movie.” Dicey continues “So much of the thinking about stopping smoking seems to involve negative expectations; that life will be worse as a non-smoker rather than better – it’s really refreshing to see people coming along with positive aspirations rather than expecting the worse. They get a fabulous surprise with Allen Carr’s method – not only do they find it easy and enjoyable to stop – they genuinely enjoy incredible enhancements to their lives.” WHY DOES SMOKING EFFECT SEXUAL PERFORMANCE AND HOW DO THINGS IMPROVE ONCE YOU QUIT? Nicotine in tobacco is a potent vasoconstrictor. It narrows the blood vessels, which can lead to damage in the arteries and veins. The small blood vessels in the penis are especially susceptible to damage – which naturally causes a negative effect on your sex life. Smoking causes a direct ''vasospastic'' effect, leading to a spasm of the arteries in the penis reducing blood supply. In addition to that there are long-term effects too. Endothelial dysfunction, which means the degradation in the normal biochemical processes carried out by the cells lining the inner surface of the blood vessels. Additionally smoking causes general hardening of the arteries, and the delicate penile arteries are often some of the first to be affected. These physiological changes combine to narrow the penile arteries leading to constriction and blockages, resulting sometimes in permanent damage to the erection mechanism. QUITTING SMOKING SEEMS TO BOOST SIZE – THE HOLY GRAIL FOR MOST MEN In a study published in Addiction Behaviour, it was shown that just two cigarettes could cause softer erections in male smokers. Most men would be only too happier to boost their size – few smokers realise that stopping smoking pretty much does that. In studies of erectile dysfunction, smoking consistently ranks as one of the biggest modifiable risk factors.  Smokers are about twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction than non-smokers. In fact in studies over 40% of sufferers are smokers. Smoking is just one cause of erectile dysfunction. The others include stress (which smokers suffer more of), hypertension (which smokers suffer more of), and diabetes (which smokers are more susceptible to). Young smokers may not notice negative effects right away, but they could be setting themselves up for "failure" later on in life. EFFECT OF QUITTING SMOKING ON FEMALE SENSATION With regard to the physical effects on women. There is less research available on this – but during sexual arousal, the labia, clitoris, and vagina also swell up with blood, similar to a man's penis, enhancing sensation and excitement. If nicotine can restrict blood flow and cause erectile dysfunction in men, it’s reasonable to predict that blood flow is restricted in women as well, and may also have a negative effect on sensation. Dicey says “Anecdotally – we get emails from women who have attended our clinics which make me blush in terms of the positive impact that stopping smoking has had in that regard.” BE MORE FERTILE – MORE VITAL Several studies show that men who smoke have lower sperm counts, on average, and their sperm are somewhat more likely to be abnormally shaped. Both of these factors lower a man's fertility; so if you're trying to have kids, try to kick the habit first. There is even evidence suggesting smoking affects testosterone levels and reduces the volume of ejaculate and impaired sperm motility. General physical fitness and aerobic fitness. An element of vitality. Smokers tend to me more out of shape and more overweight and less inclined to exercise NOT TONIGHT DARLIN’ It can be a real turn off. When one partner smokes and the other doesn’t it causes all kinds of issues. It’s not just a case of the smell that is regarded as a turn off – but in many cases the partner who smokes is likely to be less attentive sexually. At the back of their mind there’s an element of wanting to “get it over with” so they can have a cigarette. This in itself not only shortens the sexual encounter but is also an incredible turn off for the partner. What’s a reasonable period between finishing making love and the smoker lighting up. Too soon and it can kill the passion. It’s a BIG turn off. Dicey continues “One anecdote from a client who attended our London clinic sums this up. Apparently his girlfriend dumped him when, during sex, she noticed he had manoeuvred them into a position whereby he could reach his cigarettes and lighter and spark up a cigarette without her noticing him do so – whilst continuing in the act. As soon as she noticed the smoke she kicked him out of bed.”

Patheon to Host Strategy Seminar for Emerging Companies

Industry-leading experts will discuss key strategies for early product development at a seminar this month hosted by  Patheon (®, a leading global provider of high-quality drug development and delivery solutions to the pharmaceutical and biopharma sectors. The event “API Supply: Key Strategies for Creating Value in Early-Stage Development,” which looks to address challenges in API development and drug formulation for emerging companies will be held Thursday, March 19, at the Embassy Suites Airport-Waterfront in San Francisco from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Experts will provide attendees with key strategies for API development. Presentations include: · “Rapid Path to First-time-in-Humans: An Example of Expedited Chemical Development” by Sriram Naganathan, Ph.D., senior director, chemical development at Dermira, presenting an example of expedited chemical development of a kinase inhibitor toward enabling first-in-human clinical studies. · “API Continuous Process Considerations” by Peter Poechlauer, Ph.D., innovation manager, Patheon, highlighting scalability as a key factor for product development. · “How IP Decisions Can Add Value” by Bernie Brown, Ph.D., patent attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, sharing insights on how to add product value based on key intellectual property decisions, and discuss the importance of early-stage patents, as well as tips on developing an IP strategy that provides commercially relevant coverage and value throughout the drug life cycle. For more information and to register, please visit


Allianz Global Assistance USA (, a leading provider of travel insurance and travel assistance, has been named Contact Center of the Year in the ninth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  The company won a Gold Trophy in the category of Contact Center of the Year (Over 100 Seats) for Financial Services and a Silver Trophy in the category of Customer Service Department of the Year for Financial Services. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales, business development, contact center and customer service awards.  The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and the International Business AwardsSM.  This year’s winners were announced on February 28 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.  More than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition.  Finalists were determined by the average scores by 139 professionals worldwide.  Entries were considered in 54 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 50 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. “Being named Contact Center of the Year by the judges at the prestigious Stevie Awards is a terrific win for our dedicated customer service team,” said Deloress Wellman, VP of Financial Services at Allianz Global Assistance USA.  “We realize that many companies in the financial services sector are strongly focused on customer service.  To be named the best of the best is a great reflection on the women and men who work so hard to help our customers every day,” said Wellman. “Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service awards have more than doubled over the past three years,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “The widespread support of this program illustrates the importance of the functions it recognizes to business success.  This year’s Stevie Award winners are the highest rated in the history of the awards, and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation.” More than 100 members of several specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging earlier this month.   Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of winners in all categories are available at  The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at (, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards. # # # Allianz Global Assistance USA Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company.  We insure 16 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies. For more information about Allianz Travel Insurance plans, please visit or Like us on Facebook at

Interim report May – January 2014/15

· Volatility around the timing of large orders, a less favorable product mix and slower growth in certain markets impacted the quarterly performance. · Our pipeline is strong and we reaffirm the outlook for the current fiscal year. · Actions to improve efficiency, control costs and improve cash flow are on track. · Order bookings decreased 4 percent to SEK 8,051 M (8,352), equivalent to a decrease of 10 percent based on constant exchange rates. · Net sales increased 4 percent to SEK 6,984 M (6,740), equivalent to a decrease of 3 percent based on constant exchange rates. · EBITA amounted to SEK 705 M (895) before non-recurring items. Currency effects amounted to approximately SEK 40 M. · Net income amounted to SEK 215 M (333). Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.55 (0.87) before dilution and SEK 0.55 (0.87) after dilution. · Cash flow after continuous investments amounted to SEK -541 M (-550). Outlook for fiscal year 2014/15 · Based on the current market conditions net sales are expected to grow 4 percent based on constant exchange rates. EBITA is expected to increase approximately 6 percent based on constant exchange rates. · Currency is expected to have a positive effect of approximately 9 percentage points (changed from 7 percentage points) on growth of net sales and approximately 2 percentage points on EBITA growth, including hedging effects. · Cash flow after continuous investments is targeted to exceed SEK 1.1 bn, representing a cash conversion exceeding 60 percent. This report includes forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements relating to operational and financial performance, market conditions, and other similar matters. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events. Although the expectations described in these statements are assumed to be reasonable, there is no guarantee that such forward-looking statements will materialize or are accurate. Since these statements involve assumptions and estimates that are subject to risks and uncertainties, results could differ materially from those set out in the statement. Some of these risks and uncertainties are described further in the section “Risks and uncertainties”. Elekta undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law or stock exchange regulations. President and CEO comments Volatility around the timing of large order placements, a less favorable product mix and slower growth in certain markets, resulted in a weak quarterly performance. At the same time, we are working on a bigger pipeline of large orders than ever before. Our efforts to manage working capital and cash flow are showing results and we are making good progress with the implementation of our strategic agenda. With a strong pipeline, good sales momentum for Leksell Gamma Knife® and our confidence in a strong year end, we reiterate our outlook for the full fiscal year. Order bookingsIn the radiotherapy market the importance of large projects continues to grow. This has resulted in increased volatility between quarters, which became apparent in the third quarter when fewer large orders were realized compared to the same period last year. For the first nine months of the fiscal year, order bookings were down 4 percent in SEK and down 10 percent based on constant exchange rates. In the third quarter Elekta won a substantial amount of orders in the EMEA region. We are especially pleased with the order development in Africa where we are strengthening our market position. Volatility was particularly apparent in North and South America, where no large orders were booked this quarter, creating a tough year-on-year comparison. At the same time, the order pipeline in North America continues to increase. Order bookings in China and Japan declined due to more constrained public healthcare investments in the period. Net sales and EBITANet sales for the first nine months of the fiscal year grew by 4 percent in SEK and were down 3 percent based on constant exchange rates. This weak performance is an outcome of lower shipment volumes compared to last year, a less favorable product mix and slower growth in certain markets. Net sales in the EMEA region improved to low-single digits in the third quarter. North American sales were slightly negative. Net sales in the Asia Pacific region declined due to slower market development in China and Japan. The contribution margin declined in all regions due to a less favorable product mix. The measures that we have taken to control costs have begun to show in our EBITA growth, a positive trend that is expected to continue. Cash flowCash flow continues to be our priority. Cash flow from operating activities improved to SEK 158 M (44) including a negative effect of SEK 88 M from payments related to our ongoing restructuring program. Continuous investments increased 18 percent to SEK 700 M where the main driver is the ongoing R&D programs, related to the long term investment phase we are in. We expect to make further improvements in cash flow in the fourth quarter. Product developmentTo build the long-term competitiveness of the Company, Elekta continues to invest significantly in R&D. On 22 January we updated ( the financial markets on our R&D initiatives, with special focus on Atlantic, the first generation high field MRI-guided radiation therapy system. Responsive action planWe continue to roll out additional measures to control expenses that we announced with our Q2 results, as well as executing our strategic priorities. Outlook for FY 2014/15We expect a strong final quarter of the fiscal year based on our current pipeline, good sales momentum for Leksell Gamma Knife and favorable exchange rates. Therefore, we reiterate our guidance for the full year of a net sales growth of 4 percent, based on constant exchange rates. We expect EBITA to increase approximately 6 percent based on constant exchange rates. Currency is expected to have a positive effect of approximately 9 percentage points on growth of net sales and approximately 2 percentage points on EBITA growth, including hedging effects. Our target is to reach cash flow after continuous investments exceeding SEK 1.1 bn, representing a cash conversion exceeding 60 percent. Niklas Savander - President and CEO Conference callElekta will host a telephone conference at 10:00 – 11:00 CET on March 4, with President and CEO Niklas Savander and CFO Håkan Bergström. To take part in the conference call, please dial in about 5-10 minutes in advance. Sweden: +46 8 566 426 69, UK: +44 20 342 814 09, USA: + 1 855 753 22 35 The telephone conference will also be broadcasted over the internet (listen only). Please use the link: Financial information                     Year-end report May – April 2014/15                           June 2, 2015Interim report May – July 2015/16                               September 1, 2015Annual General Meeting 2015                                     September 1, 2015Interim report May – October 2015/16                          December 4, 2015 For further information, please contact:Håkan Bergström, CFO, Elekta AB (publ)+46 8 587 25 547, Tobias Bülow, Director Financial Communication, Elekta AB (publ)+46 722 215 017, Elekta AB (publ)Corporate registration number 556170-4015Kungstensgatan 18, ­Box 7593, SE 103 93 Stockholm, Sweden The above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 07:30 CET on March 4, 2015.

MTG appoints new Executive Vice President of Programming & Content Development

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen joined MTG in 2005 and has been Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Programming for the last six years. He also became Chief Content Officer of the Group’s digital accelerator MTGx a year ago. “MTG has a unique position in the industry as we operate across almost all on and offline content platforms, as well as across multiple territories. My role is to explore how we develop and utilize our world class content portfolio in as smart a way as possible, so that consumers enjoy the best experiences and are brought even closer to the entertainment that they love. We are constantly evolving and have the clear objective to be the leading digital entertainment house in each of our markets. My priority is clear – that the audience remains at the centre of every decision that we make.” Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, MTG Executive Vice President ofProgramming & Content Development “Content is king at MTG and Jakob has long been our king of content. Video viewing is increasingly digital, unscheduled and mobile so relevance is more than ever the name of the game, and that is about securing the best content available and delivering it to viewers in many different ways. Jakob is now therefore our Chief Story-sourcer and Story-teller, with a wide brief across MTG’s channels and services to work with our experienced teams to deliver the leading digital entertainment brands in each of our markets.” Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO ****

Etrion to Present at 9th Annual Latin American Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum

March 4, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland – Etrion Corporation (“Etrion” or the “Company”) (TSX: ETX / OMX: ETX), a solar independent power producer, announces that the Company’s CEO, Marco A. Northland, will be presenting at the 9th Annual Latin American Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 10:45am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). About Etrion Etrion Corporation is an independent power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar power generation plants. The Company owns 130 MW of installed solar capacity in Italy and Chile. Etrion has 34 MW of solar projects under construction in Japan and is also actively developing greenfield solar power projects in Japan and Chile. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange in Sweden under ticker symbol “ETX”. Etrion’s largest shareholder is the Lundin family, which owns approximately 24% of the Company’s shares directly and through various trusts. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at or contact: Pamela Chouamier – Investor Relations Telephone: +41 (22) 715 20 90   Note: The capacity of power plants in this release is described in approximate megawatts on a direct current (“DC”) basis, also referred to as megawatt-peak (“MWp”). Etrion discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:05 Central European Time (CET) on March 4, 2015.

First patient included in US Diamyd® and GABA diabetes study

The first patient has now received the first injection of either the diabetes vaccine Diamyd® or placebo in the recently FDA approved researcher-initiated GABA and Diamyd® combination study. The study is led by Dr Kenneth McCormick, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Director of the UAB Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s of Alabama, USA. “With over 2,000 type 1 diabetes patients, the Pediatric Diabetes Clinic at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, is at the forefront of medicine”, says Professor McCormick. “Years of planning have gone into this groundbreaking study using the diabetes vaccine Diamyd® and oral GABA to preserve or replenish insulin-secreting beta cells. We are truly excited to initiate this innovative therapy in children who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.” The GABA and Diamyd® combination study is a three-arm, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and will enroll a total of 75 newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes children and adolescents between 4 and 18 years of age. Patients will be assigned to one of three treatment groups to receive either: a) two injections of Diamyd® plus GABA for 12 months; b) GABA only; or c) placebo. Patients will be followed for a total of 12 months, after which the effect on preserving endogenous insulin production will be analyzed. Diamyd Medical has in-licensed exclusive rights for therapeutic use of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) for the treatment of diabetes and other inflammation-related conditions. Combination therapy with GABA and GAD65, which is the active substance in the Antigen Based Therapy Diamyd®, has been shown to act synergistically and prolong the survival of transplanted insulin producing beta cells in type 1 diabetes animal models (Tian et al. PLoS One 2011; 6(9):e25337). About type 1 diabetesType 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the patients’ own insulin producing beta cells. By analyzing markers in the blood it is possible to identify persons in whom this autoimmune process is ongoing, although has not yet caused clinical symptoms of diabetes. When type 1 diabetes presents with clinical symptoms, patients must be treated daily, for the rest of their lives, with insulin to sustain life. The importance of finding a cure is high for the world’s health care systems and the wellbeing of patients. The annual market for an easy to use, successful therapeutic is estimated to several billion dollars. About the diabetes vaccine Diamyd®Diamyd® is the world’s furthest developed Antigen Based Therapy for preventing, delaying or stopping the autoimmune attack on beta cells in type 1 diabetes and other forms of autoimmune diabetes and thus preserving the body’s own ability to produce insulin. The diabetes vaccine Diamyd® is easily administered in any clinical setting and has been used in studies with more than 1,000 diabetes patients and has shown a good safety profile. In a European Phase III study with children and adolescents recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Diamyd® showed an overall 16% efficacy (p=0.10) versus placebo in preserving endogenous insulin secretion. Ongoing development work is aimed at enhancing the efficacy of the treatment by combining Diamyd® with other agents. Four clinical studies with Diamyd® are now ongoing and an additional two are being launched. · DIABGAD-1. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with ibuprofen and vitamin D. The study comprises a total of 64 patients between the ages of 10 and 18 recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the combination treatment is to preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. All of the participants have been enrolled in the study and the initial six-month results, focusing on immunological markers, are expected to be presented in the spring of 2015. The study runs at nine clinics in Sweden and is led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University. · DIAPREV-IT. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in children with very high risk of developing type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 50 participants from the age of four have been enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson at Lund University. Results are expected at the end of 2016. · DIAGNODE. An open label study, where Diamyd® is administered directly into lymph nodes in combination with treatment with vitamin D. The study will comprise five patients between the ages of 18 and 30 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson and enrolled the first patient in February 2015. · DIAMYD®/GABA. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with GABA. The study will comprise 75 patients between the ages of 4 and 18 recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 12 months. The aim of the combination treatment is to preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. The study is taking place in the US led by Professor Kenneth McCormick at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The first patient was included in March 2015. · DIAPREV-IT 2. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with vitamin D in children with very high risk of developing type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 80 participants between the ages of 4 and 18 will be enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson and is in the start-up phase. · EDCR IIa. An open label study, where Diamyd® is combined with etanercept and vitamin D. The study will comprise 20 patients between the ages of 8 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson and is in the start-up phase. About Children’s of AlabamaSince 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the USA. More information is available at About University of Alabama at BirminghamKnown for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is the state of Alabama’s largest employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center; its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50. Find more information at and About Diamyd MedicalDiamyd Medical is dedicated to fighting type 1 diabetes and to working toward a cure for the disease. Its projects include development of combination regimens with the GAD-based diabetes vaccine Diamyd® for arresting the successive destruction of insulin-producing beta cells. Diamyd Medical has an exclusive license to patent rights held by the UCLA related to the GAD molecule. The company has also an exclusive license from UCLA for GABA for the treatment of diabetes and other inflammation-related conditions. Diamyd Medical is a shareholder in the stem cell company Cellaviva AB, which is establishing a Swedish commercial bank for private family saving of stem cells in umbilical cord blood and other sources of stem cells. Stem cells are expected to be used in Personalized Regenerative Medicine (PRM), for example, to restore beta cell mass in diabetes patients where autoimmunity has been arrested. Diamyd Medical also has an ownership stake in the US medical technology company Companion Medical, Inc., and a minor shareholding and other financial interests in the US gene therapy company Periphagen Holdings, Inc. Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.

Volvo sells holding in the listed Indian company Eicher Motors Limited

The share disposal will have no impact on either the ownership or control of the truck and bus manufacturer, VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) in India, where the Volvo Group will remain as owner. Since 2008, VECV has been owned by Eicher Motors Limited (EML) and the Volvo Group and is currently the third largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the Indian market. In recent years, VECV has made a number of major investments in product development and production, for example, a new plant for medium duty engines, a new bus plant and a new paint facility. In early 2014, Pro series a completely new series of Eicher trucks and buses was introduced adapted for the market in India and other emerging markets. India is a key market and the Volvo Group will continue to focus on developing and strengthening VECV as part of the Group’s strategy to expand in Asia and in other emerging markets. Eicher Motors Limited is a leading player in the Indian automotive industry and is active in two areas: commercial vehicles and motorbikes. In parallel with its joint venture with the Volvo Group, EML owns the renowned Royal Enfield motorbike brand. March 4th, 2015 Journalists who would like further information, please contact Kina Wileke +46 (0)31-323 7229 or +46 (0)765-537229. For more news from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 283 billion (EUR 31 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

Allenex acquires all remaining minority interests in the group

Pursuant to the agreement Allenex acquires 9% of Olerup SSP AB, 1.9% of AbSorber AB, 25% of Olerup International AB and 50% of Olerup Inc., USA. Following the transaction, Allenex will be in possession of all shares in these companies. Olerup GmbH, Austria, is a by Olerup International AB wholly owned company and it will consequently now be fully owned by Allenex, meaning that all group companies will now be wholly owned by Allenex.The purchase price for these stock purchases totals 20 million SEK.The agreement with SSP Primers also stipulates that Allenex acquires SSP Primers’ claim on Olerup Inc. at a price of 4 million SEK. Under the agreement SSP Primers waives further demands on Allenex and other companies in the Group, including accrued interest. The 2014 profits in Olerup SSP AB and Olerup International AB will belong fully to Allenex. The total purchase price will be 24 million SEK. These acquisitions are financed by a new loan from Allenex’ main bank, Danske Bank, totaling 10 million SEK. The remaining amount is funded by Allenex’ cash flow, with payments in three installments of 4 million SEK (Feb 2016), 5 million SEK (Feb 2017) and 5 million SEK (Feb 2018). For the outstanding future payments, a fixed interest rate of 3%, payable annually in arrears, has been agreed. .Anders Karlsson, CEO of Allenex, comments:"It is very satisfying that we have been able to acquire all the outstanding shares in the group. We can now focus on the group as a whole and gain a simpler, more transparently structured company. We expect to be able to find synergies to take advantage of while it also becomes easier to understand our business and evaluate what we do." This transaction does not lead to any significant organizational changes. If Allenex had owned all minority interests in 2014, earnings per share would have been 0.13 SEK, compared to 0.11 SEK without this deal. The return on equity would have amounted to 7%, vs. 8% without this deal. During the past three years, an average yearly dividend of approximately 4 million SEK has been paid to SSP Primers from Olerup SSP and Olerup International. These funds will now instead remain in the group. As a result of this transaction, interest-bearing liabilities in Allenex now total 112 million SEK, also including the debt of 14 million SEK to SSP Primers as outlined above. For more information please contact: Anders Karlsson, CEO Allenex AB, and ph.: +4670-918 00 10, e-mail: Allenex AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on March 4, 2015, at 08.40 CET. Allenex is a life science-company that develops, manufacture, market and sell products for safer transplants of organs and bone marrow on the global market. Allenex is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Small Cap (ticker: ALNX). 55 persons are employed in the Allenex group.

Cybercom puts the Universeum-experience online

Universeum in Gothenburg houses science exhibitions, technology experiments, aquariums and an entire rainforest. With Universeum's launch of a brand-new website, one of the ambitions is to make the unique "Universeum experience" more accessible on the Internet. The new website has been built by Cybercom, and one of its new advantages is that it is responsive, which means the page automatically adjusts to the correct format for the device being used by the visitor, whether it is a computer, a tablet or a mobile phone. "It was a given that the new website would be responsive. In line with Universeum's mission to disseminate and provide knowledge and inspire young people to learn more about technology, the website is built with open source," says Daniel Ungerdahl, Project Manager at Cybercom. "We want to make a part of the "Universeum experience" available online. The new website will allow us, for example, to present various exhibits and animals in a completely different way than before. The hope is, of course, that through this we can get even more people interested in science and technology," says Eric Edblad, Marketing Manager at Universeum. The new website was launched on March the 2nd. Go to or to experience the outcome. Photos are attached For further information, please contact: Daniel Ungerdahl, Project Manager, +46 70 354 31 68CybercomEric Edblad, Marketing Manager, +46 72 207 00 03  UniverseumKristina Cato, Communications +46 708 64 47 02Director and IR Manager,Cybercom         About CybercomCybercom is an IT consulting company that assists leading companies and organisations to benefit from the opportunities of the connected world. The company’s areas of expertise span the entire ecosystem of communications services. Cybercom’s domestic market is the Nordic region, and in addition the company offers global delivery capacity for local and international business. Cybercom was founded in 1995 and has been quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange since 1999. Read more at About UniverseumUniverseum is the Nordic region's most visited science centre and one of the biggest attractions in Sweden. Our mission is to positively influence young people's attitudes to science, engineering and mathematics so that more people choose to study and work in these fields. Read more at

The Natural Food Show previews new innovations for 2015

The Natural Food Show at Natural & Organic Products Europe – the UK’s only dedicated trade show for natural, organic, fair trade, sustainable, vegan, vegetarian, free from, and special diet food and drink, has released its first preview of some of the new products on show this year. Taking place at the new venue of ExCeL London, next month on 19-20 April, the show boasts a 10% increase in exhibition space for food and drink companies for 2015.  Seven weeks out from opening day, over 600 exhibitors are already confirmed and visitor pre-registrations are also well ahead.  Over 10,000 attendees are expected, including representatives from well-known operators like Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Abel & Cole, John Lewis, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, As Nature Intended, Riverford, Nisa Retail, Fresh & Wild, Costco, Carrefour, BaxterStorey, Bidvest 3663 and Sodexo. Organic sales on the increaseOver 60% of this year’s New Product Showcase entries, which is on track to include over 300 products, have been entered into the food, organic food, drink, and special diet categories. Notably, given last week’s announcement by the Soil Association of a 4% rise in UK organic sales[1] (http://undefined/#_ftn1) to over £1.86 billion, of these four showcase categories, organic food and drink boasts the most entries of all. Key findings from the association’s latest Organic Market Report revealed that shoppers spent an extra £1.4 million a week on organic products last year (against a falling overall food market), and 83% of UK households purchasing organic products.  The organic catering market also had a record year, exceeding £1 million a week for the first time (increasing by 13.6% to £55.8 million). The rise in new innovations being launched onto the organic market reflects the increasing confidence and continued investment within the sector, with sales predicted to break the £2bn barrier in 2016.  Food retailers and buyers looking to keep up-to-date with all the latest food and drink trends and take a bigger bite out of this lucrative (and growing) market will find a host of new ideas at the show. What’s hot for 2015?Well, there’s no shortage of opinions.  For general food trends, Jim Manson, editor of leading industry publication Natural Products magazine, says he expects to see a growing interest in paelo, raw foods and ancient grains.  “Fermented foods – from Kimchi to kefir, via miso, natto and tempeh – also look likely to stay very much on-trend in 2015.  There’s lots of activity too in the energy bar and natural snacking sector.  And ‘healthy convenience’ looks set to be watchword for much NPD,” predicts Manson. The following is just a taste of some of the latest innovations on show next month: · Hibiscus Coconut Rum – Made in Montana · TreeVitalise Organic Birch Water – TreeVitalise Birch Water · Tea Matcha Twist & Shake – Tree of Life (UK) · GingerLove Organic Hot Drink – Lombardia Hot Drinks · Stur Drinks – Stur natural water enhancers · M2 Cashew Milk – Juiceman · Crio Brü Cavalla French Roast – Crio Brü UK · Kromland Rooibos Cinnamon & Orange – Higher Living & Kromland Farm · Raw Venus Bar – Natasha's Living Food / SynerChi Kombucha · Soupologie Souper Topper Soup to Go – Soupologie · Emmy's Gluten Free Macaroons – Tree of Life (UK) · Tofurky Spinach Pesto Vegan Sausage – The Tofurky Company · Clearspring Seaveg Crispies – Clearspring · Meridian Dry Roasted Peanut Butter – Meridian Foods · ZooT – Zootfoods · Mango, Coconut Milk & Brown Rice – Goodness Gracious Foods · Baobab and Moringa Pouches – Aduna · Galette Ginger with coconut blossom - Eco-Biscuits N.V. · Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Suma · Alara Organic Goji & Yacon Muesli - Of The Earth Superfoods · Organic Raw Coconut Water – MightyBee Company · Four Thieves Vinegar – Mondial Uberti's · Biotona Veggie Protein - Keypharm · The Chilled Truffle Collection – Booja Booja · Crazy Jack Red Kidney Beans – Community Foods · Laurie's Raw & Organic Kimchi Kraut – Laurie's 'Tummy Loving' Foods · Sojade Chocolate Hemp Dessert – Triballat Noyal · a2 Milk Semi Skimmed – The a2 Milk Company · Erbology Organic Sea Buckthorn Jam – Erbology · Natural Savoury Snaps - Zendegii · Follow Your Heart Mozzarella Shreds – Earth Island New show features for 2015 include international pavilions from Poland, the Galicia region of Spain, and the Hellenic Pavilion (including the Cyclades Islands, Crete and the Greek mainland).  They join France, Italy, Sicily, and the USA (which boasts a new section dedicated to ‘Big Sky Country’ Montana).  Pavilions dedicated to Slow Food (new), Organic Chilled Food (Soil Association), Raw Food, and the members of The OTB (Organic Trade Board), The Vegan Society, and Demeter Biodynamic are also back on the menu. Natural & Organic Products Europe, taking place on 19-20 April 2015 at ExCeL London, includes four show sections:  The Natural Food Show, Natural Living, Natural Health, and Natural Beauty & Spa.  Entry includes access to live Natural Food Kitchen demonstrations. For more information and to register for a free trade only pass, please visit (direct link: ### [1] (http://undefined/#_ftnref1) Soil Association 2015 Organic Market Report (published 24 February 2015):

Scalextric creates Martin Brundle’s Ultimate 2015 Circuit

Commissioned by Sky Sports, the only place fans can watch all 20 Formula One™ weekends live, the impressive 9m by 9m track features parts from all 20 circuits on this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship™ calendar. Scalextric’s magnificent track is made up of 177 pieces and is 45 metres long. It features the best corners, chicanes, and sections from the 2015 F1® calendar that fans can watch live on Sky Sports F1® throughout the season, including: ·Italy and the Ascari Chicane ·Monaco and the Casino Square ·Canada and the Wall of Champions ·Silverstone and the Copse ·Abu Dhabi and the Marina Complex Martin Brundle, Sky Sports F1® expert and former racing driver, commented: “The team challenged me to design my dream circuit using sections from the 20 F1® races in 2015, all of which will be live on Sky Sports F1®. I immediately wanted a figure of ‘8’ like our beloved Suzuka, and could only dream of driving a series of corners such as scaling the mountain up to turn one in Austin before falling through the ‘Senna S’ of Brazil and towards Silverstone’s fearsome Copse corner. And that’s just a small section. Now amazingly, we’ve built a model and so I will revert to my childhood for many laps. It’s going to get competitive.” Scalextric’s latest creation is a bespoke commission for Sky Sports. The track pieces making up the Ultimate 2015 Circuit will be available to buy from priced around £1,000. The slot car experts looked to their revolutionary ARC ONE design as the inspiration for the Ultimate 2015 circuit. A wireless slot car system it connects to a handheld smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Users download the free ARC app, then connect via Bluetooth to the new ARC powerbase, bringing the real and virtual worlds together for the ultimate in racing fun. Before Lewis Hamilton begins his Formula 1® title defence on March 15, the Sky Sports F1® team, including Damon Hill, Martin Brundle, Anthony Davidson and Johnny Herbert will be going head to head on the ultimate 2015 race track. The track also includes miniature sized landmarks from the F1® calendar, such as the Monaco swimming pool, the Singapore Flyer, the Silverstone wing and more. Further imagery and video content of the Ultimate 2015 Scalextric track is available upon request. To see who comes out on top use #ultimateracetrack Ends Scalextric Stats: ·Out of how many single pieces is this track built? 177 ·How many track parts, how many “accessory” ones? How many fixing clips are used?  All standard track pieces available in the Scalextric range. No clip required. No power-boost wires were used. Powered by one single 12v transformer. ·Weight and Length of the track? Size of it?45 metres running length. ·How much bigger is this track compared to those you’ve previously built?For indoor display tracks, about twice as big – but not as big as our three miles Guinness Book of Records track set at Brooklands! ·What was previously the biggest track?Our Silverstone Grand Prix layout has been our largest demonstration layout for the past 7 years. ·How long did it take from idea to build the actual track sitting in front of us (days)?Two weeks. ·How many people were working on it, how many hours?A Track Designer, two modellers and two layout builders. The builders have by far the hardest job of construction, landscaping, track laying and final detailing. ·Was the track built purely out of stock pieces or had parts to be modelled especially for the Brundle track?The track is standard so that anyone can make the track, no special pieces required. The buildings have been modelled to represent the original features. ·What was the most challenging part to construct?A short time-frame for a long track! ☺ ·What is the most unusual part of the track compared to other Scalextric tracks?Sheer length. 350 electrical joints

iZettle and Teleperformance extend partnership

Teleperformance announced that iZettle has expanded its customer service agreement to support iZettle’s customers in the UK, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Under the new agreement, Teleperformance will be iZettle’s partner in supporting these markets within on-boarding, technical support and customer service. “We are very proud to be part of the worldwide payment revolution that iZettle is leading and we look forward to supporting  iZettle customers in any market that iZettle chooses to enter,” said Daniel Pérez, Business Development Director Sweden at Teleperformance Nordic. Teleperformance Nordic and iZettle started its partnership in Portugal in 2013, where Teleperformance implemented a team to support iZettle’s customers in the UK, Germany and Spain. The team was swiftly expanded to also support Mexico and Brazil, as iZettle entered these new markets. “Teleperformance globally has a strong background in servicing companies within the financial services industry, including several Fortune 500 banks and credit card companies. We also help Nordic companies within the payments segment to achieve strong relationships with their customers,” commented Jonas Berggren, CEO at Teleperformance Nordic.  “This new and expanded agreement with iZettle demonstrates how we can grow with our client as a partner and how our global footprint can help Nordic companies be successful around the world.” iZettle, which was founded in 2010, makes game-changing payment services and apps – from card readers for smartphones and tablets, to registers and tools that help small businesses increase their sales. “At iZettle we aim to offer world-class customer services, and our collaboration with Teleperformance has been instrumental in that effort,” said Hannah Meiton, Vice President of Sales at iZettle.

SCA and CEO Magnus Groth inaugurate first production facility in India

The facility, which produces baby diapers and tissue for the Indian market, is located in Pune in the central Indian state of Maharastra. Baby diapers are sold under the Libero brand and tissue under the global leading Tork brand. “The low penetration of hygiene products and the large population in India provide the potential for future growth. The plant in Pune will enable us to further leverage the growth potential in India. The investment is in line with our strategy of strengthening SCA’s presence in emerging markets. Meeting customers and employees and understanding the markets we operate in is very important to me, why this trip, my first as President and CEO of SCA, means a great deal to me,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of SCA. As previously announced, SCA has invested SEK150m in the plant in India. “The team in India has done a very good job and last year they launched our biggest information and educational campaign ever. In 2014, we reached 2,300 doctors, 5,000 hospitals and clinics and 1.2 million mothers and babies, providing them with parental guidance. We also communicated the importance of good hand hygiene to more than eight million people,” says Magnus Groth. “SCA has shown deep commitment and has invested time and effort to understand the Indian market and consumer needs as we enter a new phase. With this new production facility, SCA underlines its long-term strategy for our business in India,” says Cecilia Edebo, Managing Director of SCA in India.

House of Borel Officially Launching March 6th

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 4, 2015 – House of Borel (, a new San Francisco-based luxury fashion house, will officially launch after a successful debut at New York Fashion Week ( on Friday, March 6th, 2015. Their handbags walked the runway on February 16th with Michael Costello (’s Fall 2015 Collection in the Lincoln Center (, New York City. House of Borel was created by Claire Borel - who previously worked for KKR ( - and her team in 2014.  Focusing on unique, high quality pieces, the line creates a fully-rounded wardrobe perfect for travel. The accessories’ signature is turquoise, which appears in the lining of several handbags. Borel describes her line as understatedly elegant. House of Borel apparel will launch Fall 2015. The lineup of handbags includes large ostrich handbags, delicate anaconda clutches, crocodile mini purses, and more. Many pieces feature palladium or rose gold hardware. They are designed for a modern woman: they exist at an elegant intersection of style and functionality. House of Borel will be celebrating with a launch party at 6:30pm at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco. House of Borel’s handbags will be available online ( March 6th and in their San Francisco showroom, opening soon. ABOUT HOUSE OF BOREL: House of Borel is a luxury women’s fashion line grounded in travel and an elegant jet-setting lifestyle. Currently the line has a collection of exotic-skin bags and will have a full collection of women’s clothing for Fall 2015. For more information, visit

**Haines Watts Worcester set to merge with Focus Accountancy**

Haines Watts is a highly acclaimed national brand and top 15 firm of accountants and like Focus Accountancy they specialise in working with owner managed businesses. In a carefully constructed move, Tim will become co-owner of Haines Watts Worcester alongside the two current partners of the Worcester office, Trish Sayer and John Elliott and together they will operate both the Evesham and Worcester offices of Haines Watts. Tim said: “I am really excited about the merger and can only see positives for our clients, prospective clients and our team. The merger will allow me to concentrate on what is important - working with our clients". “Joining Haines Watts will allow us to offer a wider range of services, specifically aimed at business owners and owner managed businesses, giving clients access to a range of new skilled specialists that will strengthen our current team" Tim will take the lead in the combined firm and will continue to offer business support and advice to growing family owned businesses. John, a seasoned tax advisor will head up the firms’ tax offering whilst Trish will continue to develop the firm’s audit and compliance services. John added: “we are extremely pleased that Tim and his Focus clients will be merging with us at Haines Watts as together we will provide an excellent service to businesses in Worcestershire”. Haines Watts currently work with a wide range of businesses include GP’s, healthcare providers and family owned businesses including a number national brands. Tim added "The aim of the merger is to create a combined team with the skill set to offer business owners in the Worcestershire area with access to some of the most high-end accountancy services on the market, as well as diverse expertise that comes from different and specialised knowledge fonts" The Haines Watts philosophy is to focus on providing an outstanding and first class, client centered service, and this will remain the company mantra during and after the merger. Haines Watts prides itself on being small enough to offer personalised advice, but large enough to deliver a professional service; the company felt it was time to expand on their services and the partnership with Tim seemed a natural progression

Patheon Expands Comprehensive Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Services with Acquisition of IRIX Pharmaceuticals

Patheon (, a leading global provider of high-quality drug development and delivery solutions to the pharmaceutical and biopharma sectors, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire IRIX Pharmaceuticals, a company headquartered in Florence, S.C., that specializes in difficult to manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) needs for drugs from early and late development, through commercial launch. Patheon will purchase IRIX and expects to close the transaction in the next 60 days. Patheon secures additional API development and manufacturing services in the U.S., including high-potency (SafeBridge® Class IV certified) and controlled substances (Schedule 1-4), better meeting customers’ most challenging needs. IRIX has a well-established reputation for the optimization of chemical processes and scale up for commercial API manufacturing at sites in Greenville and Florence, S.C. “This is an exciting time at Patheon as we continue to secure important capabilities around the globe to address growing customer needs,” said Lukas Utiger, president, DPx Fine Chemicals and leader of the Patheon OneSourceTMoffering. “With this deal we expand our Patheon OneSourceTMintegrated offering and leverage years of operational experience and scientific excellence at IRIX to complement Patheon’s existing API operations in Europe.” Patheon and IRIX combined, offer an array of cutting edge process technologies, including biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis and microreactors, and are well positioned to address an extensive range of supply chain issues for customers. “Combining companies with shared commitments to both scientific excellence and customer service drives industry excellence, and we are excited to become part of the Patheon network,” said Guy Steenrod, chief executive officer, IRIX. “This is a strategic deal that allows us to help customers solve complex challenges with comprehensive, integrated solutions.” Both Patheon and IRIX have excellent track records with regulatory authorities and are widely recognized as leaders in quality. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory review. Patheon legal counsel was provided by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. Wells Fargo Securities served as exclusive financial advisor to IRIX Pharmaceuticals, with legal counsel provided by Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton LLP. 

Sandvik implements second phase of supply chain optimization program, as well as further adjustments to cost base

As initially communicated in 2013, Sandvik’s supply chain is to be optimized, reducing the number of production units from 150 to about 125 over three to four years. The first phase has progressed according to plan and was initiated in the fourth quarter of 2013, involving 11 unit closures (of which five closures had been implemented at year-end 2014). Sandvik is now launching the second phase comprising a total of ten unit closures, predominantly in Europe. In addition, Sandvik implements further measures to adjust the cost base to current demand as well as making a project write-down related to Mining Systems. The total group savings are estimated of approximately 1.1 billion SEK, yearly run-rate by the end of 2016. Nonrecurring charges associated with the initiatives, totaling about 1.9 billion SEK, will impact the first quarter of 2015.    SUPPLY CHAIN ADJUSTMENT TO GROUP OPTIMIZATION COST BASE TOTAL PHASE IIESTIMATED SAVINGS 600 480 1,080RUN-RATE YEAR-END 2016NON-RECURRING CHARGES 1,220 650 1,870Q1 2015OUT OF WHICH CASH FLOW 960 550 1,510 “We are now continuing the optimization of our supply chain, which brings several benefits. Notably, by reducing the number of production units, we will achieve significant productivity enhancements as a result of a reduction in the cost base over time. However, just as importantly, we will increase flexibility, move closer to our customers and raise our capital efficiency. It is essential that we adapt to a changing global market, where the ability to act and react quickly is crucial for long-term success,” says Olof Faxander, Sandvik’s President and CEO. Supply chain optimization program phase IIThe second phase in the supply chain optimization program targets a run-rate of annual savings of approximately 600 million SEK by year-end 2016 at a cost of 1,220 million SEK, which will be charged to the first quarter of 2015. Information concerning individual units will be announced locally on a case-by-case basis, pending union consultations. A certain degree of investment is required to facilitate the move of production between units. For Sandvik Machining Solutions, the closure and downsizing of production units represent key steps in addressing current overcapacity and reducing production costs. The first quarter of 2015 will include 450 million SEK in nonrecurring charges, with estimated run-rate of annual savings of about 130 million SEK by year-end 2016. Sandvik Mining will realign its supply chain footprint to improve the business area’s cost structure and gain a competitive advantage by improving its ability to offer better service to its customers.The scope of the plan involves the closure and downsizing of units, including the discontinuation and transfer of operations to other sites. It also implies investments in new sites located in fast-growing markets and the expansion of existing facilities. Nonrecurring charges of 630 million SEK related to the second phase of the supply chain optimization program will be booked in the first quarter of 2015. These actions are expected to generate a run-rate of annual savings of approximately 400 million SEK by year-end 2016. For Sandvik Materials Technology, the downsizing and optimization of production flows will address current overcapacity and reduce production costs. The first quarter will include 140 million SEK in nonrecurring charges, resulting in a run-rate of annual savings of about 70 million SEK by year-end 2016.    SANDVIK SANDVIK SANDVIK GROUP       GROUP GROUP MACHINING MINING MATERIALS TOTAL       TOTAL TOTAL SOLUTIONS TECHNOLOGY PHASE II   PHASE I PHASE launched launched I & II Q1 2015 Q4 2013ESTIMATED 130 400 70 600   800 1,400SAVINGSRUN-RATEYEAR-END2016NON 450 630 140 1,220   900 2,120-RECURRINGCHARGESOUT OF 400 500 60 960   450 1,410WHICHCASH FLOWCAPEX - 350 - 350   650 1,000INVESTMENT Adjustment to cost basePlanned actions to adjust the cost base to the current demand are expected to generate a run-rate of annual savings of approximately 480 million SEK by year-end 2016. Nonrecurring charges of 650 million SEK related to the adjustment will be booked in the first quarter of 2015. This includes Sandvik Mining making a project write-down related to Mining Systems. SANDVIK SANDVIK SANDVIK SANDVIK SANDVIK GROUP GROUP MACHINING MINING MATERIALS CONSTRUCTION VENTURE ACTIVITIES TOTAL SOLUTIONS TECHNOLOGYESTIMATED 150 - 95 160 25 50 480SAVINGSRUN-RATEYEAR-END2016NON 200 100 130 160 10 50 650-RECURRING CHARGESQ1 2015OUT OF 200 - 130 160 10 50 550WHICHCASHFLOW Telephone conferenceA telephone conference for investors, analysts and financial media with Olof Faxander, President and CEO of Sandvik, is scheduled for 5 March 2015, 09:30 – 10:00 CET. Dial in details for the conference call:SE: +46 8 505 201 14UK: +44 207 1620 177US: +1 334 323 6203 Password: Sandvik, at least 10 minutes before the conference starts Stockholm, 5 March 2015 Sandvik AktiebolagFor further information, please contact Ann-Sofie Nordh, Vice President Investor Relations, Sandvik AB, tel: +46 8 456 14 94, Oskar Lindberg, Investor Relations Officer, Sandvik AB, tel +46 8 456 12 30 or Pär Altan, Vice President External Communications, Sandvik AB, tel: +46 8 456 12 37.

Atlas Copco awards recognize groundbreaking VSD+ compressor and innovative Seti-Tec drilling tools

The Peter Wallenberg Award is presented to Bert Derom, Vice President Marketing Industrial Air, and Koen Lauwers, Vice President for Rough Vacuum, at Atlas Copco Compressor Technique for the marketing of the breakthrough GA VSD+compressor. The compressor uses only about half the energy of traditional fixed-speed compressors, resulting in great savings for customers. They raised global awareness of its many advantages to customers, distributors and colleagues. “Both the marketing of the VSD+ compressor, which benefits all types of industries, and the development of the advanced drilling units demonstrate our focus on improving productivity for customers,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “We are convinced that our constant focus on developing innovative products and service is a win-win for both us and customers.” The John Munck Award for technical innovations goes to Sebastien Pereira, General Manager at Seti-Tec, and his team, part of Industrial Technique, in France. The team developed a line of advanced drilling units that are now widely used by the aerospace industry. The patented, compact design greatly enhances operator comfort and accessibility, and uses fewer parts which makes tool maintenance easy. The Peter Wallenberg Marketing and Sales Award -- named after Atlas Copco’s Honorary Chairman, who passed away in January, 2015 -- recognizes the most innovative successfully implemented method in the field of sales and marketing. The award was established in 1996. The John Munck Award, established 1991, is presented each year to a product developer or designer, or a team, for outstanding contributions to the overall quality of an Atlas Copco product. The awards will be presented to the winners at the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2015. For information on past award winners, please see Atlas Copco’s achievement book (

Reworld Media becomes the new principal owner of Tradedoubler

Reworld Media (quoted on Alternext Paris under ticker ALREW) is becoming the largest shareholder in Nasdaq OMX listed Tradedoubler by acquiring Monterro’s 18% stake in the company. Tradedoubler, an international leader in performance-based digital marketing and technology Founded in Sweden in 1999, Tradedoubler pioneered affiliate marketing in Europe and remains the most successful pan-European performance marketing company, combining strategic international insight with detailed in-country expertise. It helps 2,000 advertisers achieve their business goals through its high quality network of 140,000 publishers and was the first to offer an integrated e- and m-commerce offering to help advertisers extend their online programs to users on mobile devices. The company generated revenues of SEK 1,743m for its fiscal year 2014 (c. 190 M€). Reworld Media, a high growth multichannel media group Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment. Reworld Media owns some 15 well known and established media brands like Marie France, Be, Auto Moto, Le Journal de La Maison, Maison&Travaux, TELE Magazine, Gourmand, Pariscope, and others. They develop through all channels: websites, newsletters, social networks, print, e-commerce and events, in Europe and in Asia. Reworld Media has some 200 employees and generates revenues of about €70m. Reworld Media aims at contributing synergies to Tradedoubler in the areas of:- Premium network and performance network,- Brand content management and data management technology,- Global European and Asian expert team. Pascal Chevalier (chairman) and Gautier Normand (CEO) of Reworld Media : “We are proud that Monterro has trusted us to come in as the new principal owner of Tradedoubler. Monterro has completed an important improvement phase in Tradedoubler’s history. Together with the Tradedoubler management team and the other shareholders, our ambition is to continue developing Tradedoubler and its performance. An alliance between Reworld Media and Tradedoubler is highly strategic to warrants an equity stake. It shows our dedication to a strategy where content drives monetization”. “We see Reworld Media’s investment in Tradedoubler as a highly positive move. Reworld Media is extremely well placed to actively support the company’s development and future growth”, states Peter Larsson, managing partner at Monterro. For further information, contact Reworld MediaInvestor relations: Pascal Chevalier, investisseurs@reworldmedia.comPress contact: Ségolène de St Martin, tel. : 33-147226366 / 33-616409073 /

The Real Fair Trade: Chocolate Under Sail

As Fairtrade Fortnight trends across the UK, one chocolatier in Cornwall is making waves. With its Packet Ships and deep natural harbour, Falmouth in Cornwall has been a stop for international trading since 1688.  Chocolarder has enlisted the help of Bristol based New Dawn Traders ( to import beans from overseas, and awaits their arrival in May. Famous as a port and for its seafood, Falmouth is becoming a popular brand with oysters, Helford Mussels and Mylor prawns. Yet, given the resurgence in popularity of traditional sailing, soon a new and exciting food will be brought in through the harbour: cocoa beans. One of only a handful of producers of authentic, bean-to-bar chocolate in the UK, Chocolarder ( have had an exciting few months. In-line with its ethical consciousness, The Eden Project now sell Chocolarder’s bars, which are set to sell well over the summer season. Liaising directly with cocoa farmers, every step of the Chocolarder process is ethical and sustainable, meaning buyers’ conscience is eased. Founder of Chocolarder Michael Longman, explained, "I started Chocolarder to put ethical transparency at the forefront of what I do. People are starting to vote with their wallets and make ethical choices in what they buy. Working with New Dawn Traders is a logical ethical choice and I am really excited about getting the first shipment.” He will be making their chocolate and What makes Chocolarder different from other ‘fair trade’ chocolate is that everything comes from family plantations and farmers are given autonomy in their farming, which is all organic. What buyers eat is a pure product, without emulsifiers, thickeners, palm oils and lecithin; which most commercial chocolates add. The Peruvian bar, for example, contains 65% roasted and ground beans and 35% raw cane sugar. And that’s all. Hugely popular for its provenance, The Wild Gorse Flower ( bar uses handpicked gorse from the cliff tops overlooking Kynance's mineral-rich serpentine cliffs. The golden flowers, just the colour of the gold within the Cornish coat of arms, are then steeped in cocoa butter. They impart the heady scent and delicate taste of coconut. Mike said, “I have spent a lot if time getting the roast t and refinement right. There’s a lot more to making chocolate than just bashing up some beans, and I wanted to get the right texture and flavour without adding anything.” The result is an ethical bar of chocolate with a delicious and complex flavours which change as they’re chewed. To read more about Chocolarder, see their website at or to find out about other fair trade produce visit

Kungsleden strengthens Property Development business

During 2014, Kungsleden has focused on implementing the new strategy and thereby also worked hard to optimize and develop the property portfolio. As a long-term property owner it is important to utilize the properties full value, which is partly achieved through the development business. As several of these projects reach an implementation phase, we see an increased need for an experienced Project Manger who can lead the process. Joakim joins Kungsleden from the position as Senior Project Leader at Forsen Projekt AB. Prior to that he held various positions within project leadership at Vasakronan and SWECO. “Following a great deal of time spent on going through, prioritizing and analyzing Kungsleden’s development potential among current properties, I’m exceptionally delighted to welcome a member of the team who will focus on the implementation process. Joakim will with his experience and dedication be an important addition to the Property Development department, especially as we have several project entering the implementation stage”, says Frida Stannow Lind, Head of Development at Kungsleden. The Property Development department now consists of six team members who work with property development, project letting and project implementation. “I look forward to be part of an organization which is on an exciting journey, with a set strategy and clear goals. Kungsleden’s Property Development department is just starting to implement its first larger projects. To be able to implement these together with Frida and her team is of course very exciting”, says Joakim Nilsson.

American Laser Society to Host 35th Annual Conference

Wausau, WI - Laser 2015, the 35th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) will take place April 22-26, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. The ASLMS Annual Conference is recognized as the premier international forum for a multidisciplinary array of scientists, clinicians, nursing and allied health care professionals, residents, students, and industry representatives. The conference provides the opportunity for all disciplines to come together to learn, share, investigate, and create ideas to advance biomedical application of lasers and energy-based devices. "At the ASLMS Annual Conference, we are able to interact with leaders and pioneers in the field of laser and energy-based medicine in an intimate setting. It is a wonderful opportunity to see where the field is heading in terms of new technology," said Paul M. Friedman, M.D., Laser 2015 Program Co-Chair. "The 2015 program promises to be exceptionally strong. We have allocated more time to abstract breakout sessions. We have received and reviewed over 400 abstracts and are pleased to say that the cutting edge research to be presented this year is outstanding." Research and development in the field is presented not only in the form of abstracts, but also in clinical application courses, controversy sessions, and cutting edge sessions. Topics will be presented in the core areas of laser fundamentals, cutaneous laser surgery, basic science and translational research, and nursing and allied health. There is also a keen focus on the exciting fields of photobiomodulation and photodynamic therapy. New courses for 2015 include Aesthetic Practice and Compliance, Laser Dental Applications, Pediatric Laser Focus, Veterinary Applications, and Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery. Laser 2015 offers a full program for students, residents, and fellows as well. During a concept review session, clinical experts in laser medicine will share treatment pearls with the assembled trainees, and faculty will also be available to take questions at length. Residents and fellows also have the opportunity to present their research abstracts during a half-day session. Students, residents and fellows are offered free membership to the ASLMS for the duration of their training and can take advantage of waived conference fees. "This is a new opportunity to engage the future leaders of ASLMS and offer residents and fellows the opportunity to learn and present their research in a no pressure interactive environment," stated Jeremy B. Green, M.D., who is a 2015 ASLMS Resident/Fellow Co-Chair and 2016 Annual Conference Co-Chair. A highlight of the 2015 Annual Conference will be the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL 2015), for which ASLMS is a bronze sponsor. IYL 2015  ( a global initiative focusing on the importance of light and optical technologies for the lives and futures of all people. The International Year of Light 2015 speaker is Thanh-Nga Trinh Tran, M.D., Ph.D. She is a co-founder of the Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to the care of underserved children with vascular anomalies, pigmented birthmarks, scars and wounds. Dr Tran will present "From Vietnam to the US and Back Again: Helping Kids with Disfiguring Vascular Birthmarks in Vietnam, a Humanitarian Medical Collaboration" during the conference plenary session. "Dr. Tran is bringing to Vietnam modern methods including laser and light technologies for treating disfiguring conditions and has helped to train and educate staff and improve patient outcomes for many children in her native country," stated Juanita Anders, Ph.D., ASLMS President. "Her efforts exemplify how the use of lasers can improve the quality of life and help mankind." Laser 2015 will also feature the inaugural event for the new ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices group. The evening event will include speakers, a panel discussion and networking opportunities. In explaining the intent behind the formation of the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Group, Dr. Anders said, "Our goals for this group are to highlight the excellence of women involved in ASLMS, and advance networking and training opportunities for women within our organization. Through networking, we can address the gender-bias challenges women may confront in academic and other professional settings. We will also look for opportunities to encourage young women to choose STEM careers especially those involving energy-based technologies." Laser 2015 Program Co-Chair, David Baxter, TD, DPhil stated, "The ASLMS Annual Conference is rightly recognized as the premier international meeting in the field. The conference provides unparalleled opportunities to earn CME credit and find out about the latest research findings." Interested parties can register or find more information by visiting, calling 877-258-6028, or emailing     -30-  

Bulten’s Nomination Committee intends to submit proposal regarding new Chairman of the Board and new Board members to the AGM 2015

“After more than ten exciting and successful years, it is time to take on new challenges, not least in my own business group. Since the beginning of 2014 Bulten’s market capitalization has developed strongly, the financial position is strong, Nordic Capital has left as owner, the organic growth has increased by over 30% and the production in the factory in Russia has started. In addition, division Finnveden Metal Structures has been sold in an industrially sound transaction and Bulten has become a clearly focused business with a new and inspired executive team”, says Roger Holtback. The Nomination Committee intends to propose to the Annual General Meeting in 2015 that Ulf Liljedahl is elected new board member and appointed new Chairman of the Board. Ulf Liljedahl is President and CEO of Volito AB since March 1, 2015. He was previously Head of Group Finance, IT and investor relations for the Husqvarna Group and has held the position as Vice President and CEO of Cardo Group and a number of positions in finance at Alfa Laval. Furthermore, the Nomination Committee proposes that Gustav Lindner is elected new board member. Gustav Lindner is the CEO of Investment AB Öresund since October 2014 and has previously held various positions at Swedbank. The Nomination Committee also intends to propose that Peter Karlsten is elected new board member. Peter Karlsten is Executive Vice President, Volvo Group Truck Sales & Marketing EMEA since 2012 and has held various positions in primarily ABB and AB Volvo. All proposed new board members have notified the Nomination Committee that they approve of the nomination and has declared themselves willing to undertake the assignments if the Annual General Meeting resolves in accordance with the proposal. The Nomination Committee intends to propose re-election of Hans Gustavsson, Johan Lundsgård, Ann-Sofie Danielsson and Hans Peter Havdal. The Nomination Committee’s full proposal for decision and associated documents, information and reasoned opinion will be published in the Notice of Bulten’s Annual General Meeting 2015. For further information, please contact:Roger Holtback, Chairman of the Board of Bulten AB. Tel: + 46 31-10 70 90 Bulten discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 16:00 CET on March 5, 2015. Bulten is one of the leading suppliers of fasteners to the European automotive industry. The company’s product range includes everything from customer-specific standard products to specialist, customized fasteners. The company also provides technical development, line-feeding, logistics, material and production expertise. Bulten offers a Full Service Provider concept or parts thereof. Bulten AB (publ):s share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Read more at

New managing director required to stoke the engine of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

A vision for the future using transportation from the past will be one of the core skills of whoever steps into the driving seat of the world’s most popular heritage railway, where the imminent retirement of Philip Benham from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will create an exciting opportunity for its new managing director. “Philip has been a huge asset to the railway for almost 11 years, and has combined his own love of anything that runs on rails with running a self-sustaining visitor attraction, building an operational team of professional heritage railway specialists that is unrivalled in this country,” comments Andrew Mead, PLC Chair .  “With Philip’s retirement, we are now in the position where we are looking for a new managing director who, building on Philip’s achievements, can develop the NYMR in more of a direction as a vibrant heritage tourism business, increasing our income so that we can continue to grow and improve the visitor experience on the railway.” Primarily based at Pickering, where the railway has its main base, the managing director will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the business, from ensuring that all health and safety policies are up-to-date, liaising with external organisations and developing the railway’s business plan, to co-ordinating staff and the hundreds of volunteers who help run the visitor attraction.  “NYMR has both a board of charitable trustees and a board of the PLC, so the managing director will be the primary liaison between the business and the boards.  Although an enthusiasm for engines is a bonus, this is a strategic and business management role, so no prior experience of managing a railway is necessary,” says Andrew. The whistle will be blown to close applications on Tuesday 31 March 2015, with more information about the role and details for how to apply available online at ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Trig Social Media AB expands its Esports portfolio by Hearthstone - Trig signs star-player trio

Stockholm, 5 March: Trig Social Media AB expands its portfolio of Esports’ disciplines by adding Hearthstone, a Heroes of Warcraft free-to-play video game. At the same time Trig signs its star-players Jan “Faramir” Engelmann, Harald “Powder” Gimre, and Daniel “DTwo” Ikuta. Jan “Faramir” Engelmann (22) is a professional Hearthstone player who has participated in plenty of tournaments with great success. In December last year, he won both Tavern Takeover III and Heroes of Cards 2014 - Cup #4. Daniel “DTwo” Ikuta (29) is probably most famous for being placed 3-4 on the BlizzCon 2014 and for winning the Battle of the Best, which is a Best-of-Five series with some of the best players in the world competing. Harald “Powder” Gimre (22) is a truly talented gamer who is not only one of the best Hearthstone players around, but also participates in weekly Counter-Strike cups online as well as being a High Diamond 1 LoL player. Harald managed to snatch the silver medal from the Inaugural Kinguin Invitational Tournament in December last year. Harald “Powder” Gimre: "It feels great to join an organization with such massive ambitions as Trig, not just for Hearthstone but for the gaming community as a whole. Everything so far has been really great and we're all looking forward to a great partnership." Elias Löfgren, Communications Manager at Trig: ”We’re very excited to have added a trio of well-respected players in Jan, Harald, and Daniel. It was important for us to find the right players to work with when moving into Hearthstone as one of our five Esports’ disciplines and we are confident that we’ve now found those players.”

Updated ownership structure after completion of the rights offering

SOLNA, Sweden - Aerocrine AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: AERO) updates information about its largest shareholders after a successful completion of the rights issue.  Novo A/S maintained their ownership position of 25.2 % and Invifed AB (part of Investor AB) increased their position to 24.8% according to Euroclear records as per February 20, 2015. “A strong and supportive shareholder base is a prerequisite for Aerocrine. We are pleased to see that our two largest owners put trust in Aerocrine’s future success.  Novo A/S maintained their ownership position of 25.2%. Invifed AB, part of Investor AB,  increased their ownership to 24.8 percent”, comments Rolf Classon, Chairman of the Board. Aerocrine will publish its report for the first quarter 2015 on May 12 at 08:00 am CET. For more information about Aerocrine: Scott Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +1 970 368 0336 Marshall Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, Aerocrine AB: +1 919 749 8748 or +46 709 695 219 or visit About Aerocrine Aerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX MINO® and NIOX VERO®.  Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2007.


SOLNA, Sweden – March 6, 2015– Aerocrine AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: AERO) announces today that clearance was received for its FeNO measuring device to operate wirelessly with BlueTooth® technology in the US.The US FDA has granted Aerocrine AB regulatory clearance for NIOX VERO® through a special 510k to utilize BlueTooth® wireless technology to send FeNO measurements and patient data between the NIOX VERO and the healthcare providers’ computers.  This cordless enhancement allows the device to go with a healthcare provider to a patient regardless of setting, either in an examination room, a pulmonary function lab or other setting.  The clearance also allows the NIOX VERO to wirelessly transmit patient data to the computer for storage by the healthcare providers on the NIOX Patient software, Aerocrine’s propriety data repository or other electronic medical record software the healthcare providers may be using.   NIOX VERO® is the company’s next generation device for measuring Fractional Nitric Oxide (FeNO) levels in a clinical setting. This measurement has been found to be cost effective to aid in the diagnosis and management of allergic airway inflammation such as with asthma.  As of January 19th, Aerocrine, Inc. launched the NIOX VERO in the US market.  This improved device will make it easier for physicians and patients to gain benefit from the use of FeNO measurement as part of their asthma diagnosis and management.  The NIOX VERO is now completely portable should the customer choose to use it that way.  The NIOX VERO’s battery can hold a full day charge and can be brought to the patient in the examining room instead of the patient having to go to the device.  For more information, contact:Scott Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +46 768 788 379, +1 970-368-0336Kathy Rickard, Chief Medical Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +1 919-749-6708About AerocrineAerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Within this sector, Aerocrine is the world leader. Aerocrine markets NIOX VERO® and NIOX MINO® which enables fast and reliable point-of-care measurement of airway inflammation. This product plays a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients affected with inflammatory airway diseases. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Aerocrine shares have been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 2007. For more information please visit and