New Editor-in-Chief for Talouselämä

Alma Media Corporation       Press release        22 June 2016, 9:00 a.m. (EEST) NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FOR TALOUSELÄMÄ Reijo Ruokanen, the Editor-in-Chief of the Talouselämä magazine, will leave his post and the company. Alma Media’s Talouselämä is the largest weekly magazine in the field of business and finance in Finland. Mr Ruokanen will start in his new role as the Editor-in-Chief of Otavamedia Ltd’s Tekniikan Maailma at the beginning of September. “Reijo Ruokanen has done an excellent job as the Editor-in-Chief of Talouselämä and has become exceptionally popular among our readers. I would have been more than willing to have him on our team and build Alma Talent with him, but I nevertheless wish him the best of luck and success in his new role,” says Juha-Petri Loimovuori, CEO of Alma Talent. “The demand for quality journalism has not disappeared, and Talouselämä is an excellent example of this. Our circulation has grown despite the long-term stagnation of Finland’s economy. I have been privileged to work at Talouselämä with our amazing editing team and readers. I will surely miss this,” Reijo Ruokanen says. The recruitment of the new Editor-in-Chief for Talouselämä will start immediately. After the end of Mr Ruokanen’s employment, Managing Editor Emilia Kullas will serve as the acting Editor-in-Chief of Talouselämä. For more information, please contact: Juha-Petri Loimovuori, CEO, Alma Talent, +358 500 511036Reijo Ruokanen, Editor-in-Chief, Talouselämä, +358 40 3424350

Saab Receives Order from Swedavia to Replace Multiple Surface Movement Radars

Saab’s latest generation SR-3 Surface Movement Radars increase airport security by detection of non-cooperative targets including aircraft, ground vehicles, and other obstacles. They will be used to replace three aging radars at Arlanda Airport. The SR-3 Surface Movement Radars deliver unparalleled situational awareness and safety in all weather conditions, and are designed for easy drop-in replacements of old radars. “The Saab SR-3 Surface Movement Radar was selected based on the competitive pricing. Saab will replace our existing radars quickly, with limited downtime, starting this summer. The SR-3 technology will give Arlanda better performance during low visibility,” said Bo Hedman at Swedavia. Saab has over ten years of experience fielding solid-state radars and has employed an open architecture design for the SR-3. This fully redundant design and small number of line replaceable units delivers high reliability, low maintenance, and low life cycle costs. In addition, the small indoor/outdoor transceiver cabinet means greater site flexibility and lower installation costs. “Thanks to its design and flexibility we can provide Swedavia with new surface movement radars that utilize interfaces for easy integration into existing or new air traffic control systems, says Anders Carp, head of business unit Saab Traffic Management within business area Surveillance. Saab provides Air Traffic Management solutions for civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents. Find out more about what Saab can offer in Air Traffic Management: ATM video ( for editorial use ( For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018,  Follow us on twitter: @saab  Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. 

Wihlborgs buys and sells

In Copenhagen, Wihlborgs has acquired the property Abildager 16 in Brøndby for DKK 20 million. The property, which is unlet, has a site area of about 35,000 m² and about 11,000 m² is developed with warehouses, cold-storage depots and offices. Wihlborgs already owns the adjoining property Abildager 8-14 where PostNord is the tenant. “The acquisition of Abildager 16 gives us the opportunity to manage the properties more efficiently and meet our tenants’ needs,” says Anders Jarl, CEO of Wihlborgs Fastigheter. In Helsingborg, Wihlborgs, through a company transaction, is divesting the property Vikingen 10, to Gustavssons Fastigheter, a family-owned real estate company. The lettable area amounts to almost 1,900 m² and consists of apartments, restaurants, stores and offices. “The divestment of this older property in Helsingborg, with a number of apartments, is a part of our strategy of continually developing our property portfolio focusing on modern commercial properties,” says Jarl. Gustavssons is taking good care of older buildings with cultural values . In Malmö, Wihlborgs acquired a large industrial property in 2010 from Dresser Wayne in connection with their relocation to one of Wihlborg’s properties in the harbour. In recent years, Wihlborgs has worked on preparing the property for housing development and three blocks were previously sold. The last two blocks, containing residential building rights of approximately 20,000 sqm BTA, are now sold to private operators in two separate transactions.  “An important part of Wihlborgs’ business is project development. The work on conversion of the industrial property in Limhamn is an example of successful project development, which contributes to our earnings,” continues Jarl. All divestments are being carried out as company transactions with a total property value of SEK 157 million. Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ)  The information is of such a kind that Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ) may be required by law to publish pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. 

More than 700 employees participate in Capio’s long-term incentive program

In total 728 employees signed up for a total amount of MSEK 155. The president and CEO Thomas Berglund comments: ”It is very reassuring that so many of our employees have chosen to participate in the program. This demonstrates a strong belief in Capio’s long-term ambitions and capability to improve healthcare in Sweden and continental Europe.” The chairman of the Board of Directors Anders Narvinger comments: ”Capio’s success as a healthcare provider is dependent on its employees, why the Board of Directors note with great satisfaction that so many employees have decided to invest in the future development of the Group.” The convertible debenture loans issued by Capio AB (publ) on market terms are subordinated to other lines of debt and are in total amounting to MSEK 155, divided into one loan in SEK amounting to MSEK 134 directed to employees in Sweden and Norway and two loans in EUR amounting to kEUR 1,904 and kEUR 337 respectively, directed to employees in France and Germany. The loans run from July 8, 2016 and mature on August 31, 2021 unless conversion has taken place before the maturity date. Conversion to shares in Capio can be done between July 25 and August 15, 2021. The conversion price, that in accordance with the decision of the annual general meeting was set to 120% of the average share price for the Capio share during the period from May 11 to May 18, 2016, is 52.86 SEK per share and 5.66 EUR per share respectively. At full conversion 2,933,727 new shares will be issued in Capio AB (publ), which corresponds to a maximum dilution of 2.08%. The convertible loan in SEK pays a market interest based on 3 month STIBOR plus a margin of 5.23%, which gives a calculated interest rate of 4.77% for the initial three months. The convertible loans in EUR pay a fixed market rate of 4.54% during the entire five year period. The convertible bonds will not be subject to listing or trading at any market place. For information, please contact:Kristina Ekeblad, IR managerTelephone: +46 708 31 19 40 Henrik Brehmer, SVP Corporate Communications and Public AffairsTelephone: +46 761 11 34 14 

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Six-month report

First half-year (1 December 2015 — 31 May 2016)  · The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 7 percent in local currencies during the first six months of the financial year. Converted into SEK, sales including VAT increased by 5 percent to SEK 104,965 m (100,024). Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 90,565 m (86,143). · Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 10,329 m (13,158). The group’s profit after tax amounted to SEK 7,902 m (10,066), corresponding to SEK 4.77 (6.08) per share. Second quarter (1 March 2016 — 31 May 2016)  · The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 5 percent in local currencies during the second quarter. Converted into SEK, sales including VAT increased by 2 percent to SEK 54,341 m (53,233). Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 46,874 m (45,867). · Gross profit amounted to SEK 26,980 m (27,245). This corresponds to a gross margin of 57.6 percent (59.4). · Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 7,002 m (8,435). The group’s profit after tax amounted to SEK 5,357 m (6,453), corresponding to SEK 3.24 (3.90) per share. Profits in the second quarter were negatively affected mostly by higher purchasing costs due to the strengthened US dollar and by increased markdowns. · Continued very satisfactory development for H&M’s e-commerce. Successful launch of H&M’s e-commerce in nine countries during the quarter: in Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Ireland, Japan and Greece.    · H&M’s e-commerce will be launched in Canada and South Korea during autumn 2016. A total of 11 new H&M online markets will thus be added in 2016 which means that H&M will offer e-commerce in 34 markets by the end of the year. · A continued fast roll-out of new H&M online markets is planned for 2017. · The H&M group’s sales including VAT in the period 1 - 21 June 2016 increased by 7 percent in local currencies compared to the same period last year. · The H&M group plans a net addition of around 425 new stores for the 2015/2016 financial year. New markets for 2016 are Puerto Rico, which has opened this June, and New Zealand and Cyprus which will open during the autumn. · In 2017, H&M plans to open stores in four to five new markets of which Colombia will be one. Comments by Karl-Johan Persson, CEO“Sales including VAT in the second quarter amounted to SEK 54 billion and profit before tax to SEK 7 billion. In local currencies, sales increased by 5 percent. The sales increase in March and April was significantly below our plan. These two months were negatively affected by cold spring weather in many of our markets. In May, sales were much better with an increase of 9 percent, or 11 percent when adjusted for calendar effects. Profits in the second quarter have been affected by a continued negative US dollar effect, but also by increased markdowns and the costs of our long-term investments. The fact that the sales increase in the quarter was below plan, naturally also had an impact on profits. It has been a challenging half-year for fashion retail in many markets, but we have great confidence going forward and are continuing to develop our offering further within all our brands. The combination of strong brands, a large body of retail stores in good locations and a successful e-commerce business puts us in a unique market position for future growth. Although e-commerce is growing fast, there is still great potential for the H&M group to continue to expand through physical stores – so for us, our continued focus is to grow both through physical stores and online, as well as to integrate these two sales channels. Our stores and online business complement each other well, and the key to the future is to continue to integrate these channels even further to make it as convenient and easy as possible for our customers. So far this year we have opened nine new online markets, which means that we now offer H&M’s e-commerce in 32 markets including Japan and Greece, where we recently successfully launched our e-commerce. A further two new online markets will open during the autumn: Canada and South Korea. And in 2017 we will continue the rapid roll-out of H&M’s online shop to further markets. Today we have more than 4,000 stores in strong retail locations in a total of 62 markets. We are signing very favourable store leases and this year we plan a net addition of approximately 425 stores. New markets this year are Puerto Rico, where we had a successful opening in San Juan in June, and also New Zealand and Cyprus, where we will open in the autumn. Next year we plan to open four or five new H&M markets, of which Colombia will be one. Our work on sustainability is an important part of our offering. For six years in a row H&M has been named by Ethisphere as one of the most ethical companies in the world. We have now climbed to 20th place in the ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies, and according to the Global 100 index we are the no. 1 company in our sector. H&M is also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index of the most sustainable companies in Europe and the world.”         Information in this interim report is that which H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) is required to disclose under Sweden’s Securities Market Act. It will be released for publication at 8.00 (CET) on 22 June 2016. This interim report and other information about H&M, is available at       ( Contact  Nils Vinge, IR +46-8-796 52 50Karl-Johan Persson, CEO +46-8-796 55 00 (switchboard)Jyrki Tervonen, CFO +46-8-796 55 00 (switchboard)  Invitation to press and telephone conference in conjunction to the six-month report is available on H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ)SE-106 38 StockholmPhone: +46-8-796 55 00, Fax: +46-8-24 80 78, E-mail: info@hm.comRegistered office: Stockholm, Reg. No. 556042-7220       H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. The company’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday, & Other Stories as well as H&M Home. The H&M group has more than 4,000 stores in 62 markets including franchise markets. In 2015, sales including VAT amounted to SEK 210 billion and the number of employees was more than 148,000. For further information, visit

The implementation of the Mall of Tripla as a joint venture secured as a financing package of around EUR 300 million was granted for the project

YIT’s Tripla project to be constructed in Helsinki, Finland has taken another major step forward. The financing contracts on the Mall of Tripla were signed, which meant the contracts under which the construction of the Mall of Tripla will be carried out in the form of a joint venture became effective. A consortium consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), Danske Bank and Handelsbanken granted the project 10-year project credits amounting to a total of approximately EUR 300 million, which will finance half of the construction of the Mall of Tripla. EIB’s share of the financing package is EUR 130 million, NIB’s EUR 100 million, and that of Danske Bank and Handelsbanken around EUR 35 million both. The financing package was coordinated by Danske Bank A/S. The overall value of the shopping mall and the parking facility is approximately EUR 600 million, including the cost for design, plot and financing.   In addition to ensuring the debt financing, the other conditions set for the closing of the deals – valid building permits and required decisions from public authorities – were met in June. According to the agreements signed in May 2016, YIT, Etera, Onvest and Fennia became shareholders in the project company that is building the Mall of Tripla. YIT’s share in the joint venture is 38.75%, Etera’s 38.75%, Onvest’s 15% and Fennia’s 7.5%.   Following the closing of the deal, YIT adds approximately EUR 500 million to its order backlog for the contracts concluded with the joint venture and the City of Helsinki, in addition to which YIT has already carried out groundworks related to the project for the joint venture. YIT will recognise revenue and operating profit from the contracts in line with the progress in construction. However, 38.75% of the contract for the shopping centre will be recognised as revenue and operating profit only after YIT sells its share in the joint venture. According to the agreements, YIT has the right to reduce its shareholding to 20% during the construction. YIT may sell the remainder of its shareholding at the earliest three years after the shopping centre is completed. The project is expected to be completed in late 2019. “We are glad to contribute to ‘the second centre of Helsinki’ as the Tripla project has been dubbed. Urban development and energy efficiency in the pursuit of more sustainable and competitive cities are strategic priority objectives of the EIB, also in connection to our commitment of at least 25% of all our lending going towards climate action. The fact that Tripla will be a near-zero energy building fits very well with that. Importantly, the EIB loan in support of the Tripla project is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), part of the Juncker-Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe, which allows the EIB to expand its support for energy efficiency projects, amongst other things.” says Vice-President Jan Vapaavuori, responsible for EIB operations in Finland. “Helsinki is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe. A large shopping and service centre and improved infrastructure for rail public transport will contribute to reducing the potential climate impact of an expanding urban area”, says Henrik Normann, NIB President & CEO. “We are proud to have acted as the Coordinator in financing a project that will have a significant positive impact on the economic activity of not just the Helsinki area but, through development of infrastructure, whole Finland. Finland needs forward thinking, innovative initiatives like this, and we are glad that we can in line with our strategy help our customers reach their goals”, says Risto Tornivaara, CEO of Danske Bank Plc.  "Tripla is an important project for the growth of the city of Helsinki. YIT has both the know-how and the resources needed to complete such a grand-scale and challenging project. We are glad to be able to contribute to this project", says Nina Arkilahti, CEO Handelsbanken Finland. “We are delighted that we were able to secure a competitive financing package for the Tripla project. This project is significant for Finland’s economy, and the fact that major European financing institutions such as EIB and NIB are participating in it is an indication of Tripla’s international appeal. Danske Bank and Handelsbanken played a major role in securing the solution, and we appreciate the collaboration spirit and flexibility of our financiers,” says Kari Kauniskangas, YIT’s President and CEO.  When completed, the Mall of Tripla will be the largest shopping centre in Finland in terms of the number of retail spaces. The leasable floor area is approximately 85,000 square metres for a total of 250 tenants, and there will be parking space for 2,300 cars in the parking facility. There has been substantial interest towards the Mall of Tripla premises, with more than one third of the commercial premises having already been rented out.  In the Mall of Tripla, new solutions for recycling, water treatment and waste processing will be utilised, enabling the constructors to apply for a Platinum-level LEED certification for the shopping centre once it is completed. The environmental aspect has played a major role in the decisions taken by the investors, financiers and the City of Helsinki.   Pasila will become the new heart of Helsinki and an even more important transportation hub that is expected to double its resident and job numbers by 2040. The construction starts with YIT’s Tripla, which will include office space, apartments and a hotel in addition to the shopping mall and the parking facility. The construction project also covers the Pasila station and the adjacent public transport terminal. The City of Helsinki has planned the former railway yard to the north of Tripla for residential blocks, which will have apartments for 3,000 residents. The City of Helsinki is also going to launch a design competition on the high-rise area to the south of Tripla at the end of this year.  For additional information, please contact: Sanna Kaje, Vice President, Investor Relations and M&A, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 50 390 6750, Tapio Salo, Senior Vice President, Tripla, YIT Construction Ltd, tel. +358 50 505 2608, Seppo Martikainen, Vice President, Transactions, YIT Construction Ltd, tel. +358 400 460 913,    YIT CORPORATION  Sanna KajeVice President, Investor Relations and M&A  Distribution: NASDAQ Helsinki, major media,  YIT creates sustainable cities and better living environment by developing and constructing housing, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. We focus on providing a first-class customer experience, high quality and continuous development of our diverse expertise. Our operating area covers Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2015, our revenue amounted to nearly EUR 1.7 billion, and we employ about 5,300 employees. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. 

SSAB’s rights issue oversubscribed

“In the current challenging situation where the steel industry is suffering heavily from global overcapacity, we appreciate the trust shown in us by our existing shareholders and by the interest in SSAB from new investors, who decided to participate in the rights issue. Completion of the rights issue and the refinancing package that we now have in place will enable us to secure SSAB’s long-term possibilities to continue to develop our activities to achieve our goal of industry-leading profitability. A strongly improved financial position will mean we are well placed to take advantage of the opportunities in the market while driving growth in our well-defined focus areas,” said Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB. The final results of the rights issue will be published on or around June 27, 2016. Allotment of shares that were subscribed for without subscription rights will be made in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus. Notification regarding the allotment of shares to be registered at Euroclear Sweden and traded on Nasdaq Stockholm will be sent only to those who have been allotted shares. Notification regarding allotment of shares to be registered at Euroclear Finland and traded on Nasdaq Helsinki will be sent both to those who have been allotted shares and to those who have not been allotted shares. As a result of the rights issue, SSAB’s share capital will increase by SEK 4,229,190,380.80 from SEK 4,833,360,488.00 to SEK 9,062,550,868.80 in total, and the total number of shares will increase by 480,589,816 from 549,245,510 to 1,029,835,326. The new class B shares subscribed for with subscription rights are expected to be registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office (“SCRO”, Sw. Bolagsverket) on or about June 23, 2016. The last day of trading in the interim shares (“BTA”) is expected to be on June 30, 2016. Trading of the new class B shares is expected to begin on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki on July 6, 2016. The new class B shares subscribed for without subscription rights are expected to be registered by the SCRO on or about July 5, 2016 and are expected to start trading on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki on July 7, 2016. Syndicate of banks and legal advisers Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Nordea Bank AB (publ) and Swedbank AB (publ) are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå as legal adviser to SSAB in connection with the rights issue. For further information, please contact Liisa-Maija Seppänen, Investor Relations, +358 20 593 92 32 Viktoria Karsberg, Head of External Communications,, +46 8 454 57 34 SSAB AB (publ) discloses the information in this press release according to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was provided for public release on June 22, 2016 at 8:30am CEST.  IMPORTANT NOTICE The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in SSAB. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in SSAB will only be made through the prospectus previously published. This press release may not be released, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Japan, Canada, the United States or any other jurisdiction where participation would require additional prospectuses, registration or measures besides those required by Swedish, Finnish, Danish, British and Irish law. Nor may this press release be distributed in or into such countries or any other country or jurisdiction in which distribution requires such measures or otherwise would be in conflict with applicable regulations. Any failure to comply with the restrictions described may result in a violation of applicable securities regulations. No subscription rights, paid subscribed shares or shares in SSAB have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the securities legislation of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States and no subscription rights, paid subscribed shares or shares may be offered, subscribed for, sold, resold, delivered or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States except under an available exemption from, or transaction not subject to, the registration requirements under the Securities Act and in compliance with the securities legislation in the relevant state or any other jurisdiction of the United States. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. This press release contains certain forward-looking information that reflects SSAB’s present view of future events as well as financial and operational development. Words such as “intend”, “assess”, “expect”, “may”, “plan”, “believe”, “estimate” and other expressions entailing indications or predictions of future development or trends, not based on historical facts, constitute forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is inherently associated with both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as it depends on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future results or development and actual outcomes may differ materially from the statements set forth in the forward-looking information.

A1M Pharma to use experienced European CRO partner for preclinical toxicology studies

In order to secure the best possible partner for the company’s toxicology studies within treatment of preeclampsia, A1M Pharma evaluated a number of European contract research organizations (CROs). The company decided on the Italian Research Toxicology Centre (RTC) with over 40 years of industry experience and specialist knowledge in the type of studies A1M Pharma is preparing to perform.   A1M Pharma and RTC have signed an agreement for these studies and initiated the practical preparations, such as the transfer process as well as establishing and validating bioanalytical methods. ”It is very satisfying that we have signed an agreement with RTC as CRO partner for the toxicology studies with our candidate drug RMC-035 for treatment of preeclampsia. We have done a very thorough evaluation of potential CRO partners, and RTC was undoubtedly the most suited partner based on our needs and specification of requirements. To get this agreement into effect and initiate the practical preparations according to plan is an important step towards our clinical phase I study”, says A1M Pharma´s Development Manager Eddie Thordarson. The studies that are covered in the agreement are A1M Pharma’s planned preclinical toxicology studies with the company’s candidate drug RMC-035 within treatment of preeclampsia. The agreement with RTC enables A1M Pharma to obtain complete toxicity and safety data required to initiate clinical studies in humans. Initially non-GLP studies will be conducted, which is covered within the company’s current financial framework, and then the studies will progress into the GLP phase. The estimated completion date for these studies is Q1 2017 and Q4 2017, respectively. ”I am pleased that A1M Pharma has selected us as their CRO partner for their toxicology studies with their candidate drug RMC-035. Our extensive experience and knowledge in this area will be of great benefit for this project. We are also specifically looking forward to working with A1M Pharma within preeclampsia treatment, an important and exciting research area”, says Germano Oberto, General Manager and Scientific Director at Research Toxicology Centre. For more information, please contact: Tomas Eriksson, CEO of A1M Pharma AB Telephone: +46 (0)46-286 50 30 Email: About GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) Good Laboratory Practice, abbreviated GLP, is a quality system applied to non-clinical safety studies within pharmaceutical development with the purpose of securing the integrity of such studies. Completed safety studies in compliance with GLP is a requirement before initiating clinical studies in humans. GLP embodies a set of principles concerning the organizational process as well as the prevailing conditions at a non-clinical safety study, including planning, performing, monitoring, recording, reporting and archiving. Non-clinical safety studies that are not conducted in compliance with this quality system are called non-GLP. In Sweden, Läkemedelsverket is the authority responsible for the supervision of GLP compliance. About Research Toxicology Centre RTC is a leading European Contract Research Organization with more than four decades of worldwide experience, providing a broad selection of services within non-clinical studies to pharmaceutical companies and other health-related organizations. RTC’s Headquarters are based in Pomezia, Rome, Italy and the company has 150 employees. All studies are performed according to international guidelines and regulations. RTC can support the Client from a very early stage of the project, providing a full range of experimental and consultancy services, in order to offer a tailored approach in the preclinical development process. Scientific and technological expertise, combined with skills in project management and communication, may qualify RTC as the partner of choice for any product development. About A1M Pharma A1M Pharma develops a diagnostic method and treatment for pre-eclampsia, a condition that affects around 10 million pregnant women worldwide each year. This disorder is responsible for 76,000 maternal and 500,000 infant deaths each year and it is the cause of 15 % of all premature births. Currently, there is no effective diagnostic method or curative treatment for impaired kidney function associated with pre-eclampsia. The only option is therefore to terminate pregnancy by inducing delivery which leads to premature infants and substantial health care costs. Several studies indicate that A1M Pharma’s candidate drug, the protein A1M (alpha-1-microglobulin), restores the impaired kidney function by repairing damaged tissue and protect against oxidative stress. New findings indicate that the cells within the heart are protected in a similar way. Apart from the connection with pre-eclampsia, kidney injury is a condition often accompanying major surgery and transplantation and the company is therefore also developing a treatment for the closely related indication acute kidney injury. Acute kidney injury that can lead to permanent kidney damage affects 12 million people every year.

Recipharm announces global serialisation collaboration

The announcement marks the next step in the global CDMO’s plans to invest €40m over the next three years to ensure state-of-the-art solutions for serialisation processes. The investment will ensure that pharmaceutical companies accessing Recipharm’s manufacturing services will comply with the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (EUFMD) Safety Features Delegated Regulation, which makes serialisation of licensed drug products in Europe a legal requirement from early 2019. After assessing various vendors, Recipharm selected Italian-based Marchesini and SEA Vision to meet its hardware and software requirements for serialisation at levels 1 (device level), 2 (line level) and 3 (site level). The company has also selected the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud (, the world’s largest pharmaceutical track and trace network, which will act as a level 4 central repository to meet the CDMO’s enterprise serialisation management and global tracking needs. The complete serialisation solution will be implemented in 15 of Recipharm’s European locations and on more than 70 production lines. The company anticipates that a pilot showcase line will be operational from July 2016 to allow customers to view and trial Recipharm’s standard solution for serialisation and aggregation. The CDMO’s company-wide serialisation project is being led by Staffan Widengren, Director Corporate Projects at Recipharm. He said: “At an early stage, we took the decision to lead the market and make a significant investment into state-of-the-art solutions to actively help pharmaceutical companies meet new drug serialisation requirements."  “Recipharm already provides serialised products in markets including Turkey, Korea and China so we understand that the process can be complex and time consuming, particularly if the right tools and expertise are not in place."  “We have undertaken an extensive evaluation process to ensure we partner with experts that will allow us to best support our customers on their serialisation journeys. It was clear that Marchesini and SEA Vision have a very strong relationship, which would allow us to seamlessly implement the hardware and software required for serialisation. As a global CDMO, the flexibility of a cloud-based central repository and the easy network connectivity to our pharma clients were also key factors in our decision to collaborate with TraceLink.” The collaboration will see over 75 production lines equipped with Marchesini and SEA Vision machines and software during 2016-2018 to meet the various local requirements of each of the CDMO’s sites. Marco Baietti, commercial director at SEA Vision, said: “As a CDMO, Recipharm is leading the way in preparing for serialisation and ensuring the challenge is high on its agenda. We are delighted to support the company on its serialisation journey and look forward to a successful partnership.” Pietro Tomasi, commercial director at Marchesini Group added: “We are really pleased that a notable company such as Recipharm has chosen Marchesini Group to carry out this project. Our serialisation and track and trace solutions offer a high level of customisation and we look forward to working with Recipharm to ensure the company is well prepared for the new regulations.” Recipharm serves 250+ customers and expects 85% of its production to require serialisation. The CDMO will also be ready for US serialisation from November 2017 in-line with the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Contact informationKjell Johansson, President Manufacturing Services Europe,, + 46 739 622 620 For media enquiries, please contact Lindsay Baldry at ramarketing:,+ 44 (0)191 222 1242,, Twitter: @ramarketingpr, Facebook: /ramarketingpr,Linkedin: /ramarketing About serialisationSerialisation is a means to trace and track pharmaceuticals from manufacture through to prescription, using bar codes to record information about product origin, shelf life and batch. This will help the fight against counterfeit products entering the supply chain and ultimately improve patient safety. About RecipharmRecipharm is a leading CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation) in the pharmaceutical industry employing some 3,500 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material and APIs, and pharmaceutical product development. Recipharm manufactures several hundred different products to customers ranging from Big Pharma to smaller research- and development companies. Recipharm’s turnover is approximately SEK 5.0 billion and the Company operates development and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US and is headquartered in Jordbro, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information on Recipharm and our services, please visit About MARCHESINI GROUPBorn from an idea of Massimo Marchesini in 1974 in Pianoro (BO), where the headquarters are still based, Marchesini Group is a leader in the supply of complete lines and machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging. The numbers prove its success: a consolidated turnover of the entire Group amounted to 270 million Euro in 2015, with 1,200 employees, 14 manufacturing divisions, 7 acquired companies, a network of 35 agencies and 18 branch offices. Thanks to the constant commitment for innovation, today Marchesini is a protagonist in the Italian and international markets: 87% of its turnover is generated by exports. Despite a strong international focus, Marchesini Group’s strength and distinguishing feature is that it bases its production entirely in Italy, guaranteeing high-quality products while enhancing its relationship with the localized economy. For more information, please visit: About SEA VisionFor over 20 years, SEA Vision has been a leading vision systems provider for the pharmaceutical sector and owes its success to the quality of its technological solutions. Today SEA Vision has successfully supplied over 250 full track and trace systems and more than 3500 vision systems worldwide. Through consolidated expertise and continuous commitment to research and development, SEA Vision offers tailored solutions for cutting-edge projects with high complexity. Thanks to a network of sales & service facilities located in all major global markets, SEA Vision provides its worldwide customers with technical on-site support assistance. For more information, visit: About TraceLinkTraceLink is the world’s largest track and trace network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription drugs from the global marketplace. Leading businesses, including 16 of the top-20 global pharmaceutical companies, trust the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud to deliver complete global connectivity, visibility and traceability of pharmaceuticals from ingredient to patient. A single point and click connection to the Life Sciences Cloud creates a supply chain control tower that delivers the information, insight and collaboration needed to improve performance and reduce risk across global supply, manufacturing and distribution operations. Including Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 (ranked number 293 in 2015), the Amazon AWS Global Start-Up Challenge Grand Prize, and the Edison Award for Innovation in Health Management, the Life Sciences Cloud is used by businesses across the globe to meet strategic goals in ensuring global compliance, fighting drug counterfeiting, improving on-time and in-full delivery, protecting product quality and reducing operational cost. For more information, please visit TraceLink is funded by FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital and F-Prime Capital.

Bravida wins large general agreement for apartment modules in Piteå

Lindbäcks bygg is Sweden’s leading supplier of industrial construction of apartment buildings. Bravida has been entrusted to deliver all electrical installations and service in the coming three years – from module production to electrical service in the finished apartments. – We are in a period of strong expansion, and have recently received some large orders, primarily from the Mälardalen and Norrbotten markets. Since we have already worked with Bravida for a number of years, it felt natural to continue our cooperation now that we are expanding our production, says Lars Eriksson, Procurement Manager at Lindbäcks bygg. The apartment modules are produced in a factory in Öjebyn outside Piteå. Fitters from Bravida will participate from start to finish, from electrical installations during module production, to fitting of the installations when the apartment building is put together. Bravida will also deliver service of electrical installations to the real estate company. – There is great potential in this, because of the large demand for housing. Through this general agreement, we have not only secured work for our current fitters, we also need to hire more, says Andreas Risberg, Branch Manager at Bravida Piteå. The general agreement will provide employment for at least 20 Bravida fitters and a number of project managers in the coming three years. For further information, please contact:Andreas Risberg, Branch Manager, Bravida Piteå. Phone: +46 911-787 08Olle Näsvall, Regional Manager, Bravida Region Norra Norrland. Phone: +46 70-640 07 72

‘Freedom From Bosses Forever’ Author Vows Fightback Against Corporate Bullies for 2017’s #MicroBizMattersDay

Tony Robinson OBE, micro business champion, veteran business owner  and author of the hit political satire ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’, has vowed to fight government and corporate bullying in support of small and micro business owners. . While editing his five-star reviewed book for audio publication, Mr Robinson discovered that progress in the small business community seems to have faltered since its publication in 2009. Though the book was initially described as ‘absolutely full of business truth’ and ‘very funny’, Mr Robinson was sobered by the discovery that 6m small and micro-business owners in the UK are finding it harder than ever. A 20% average earnings reduction for the self-employed, a culture of late payments for small business owners and ever-increasing  costs of red tape are putting the strain on business owners, according to Robinson. With the next global #MicroBizMattersDay hovering on the horizon, he hopes to shine a light on how the environment for success of micro-business owners  can be improved  through this informal, self-help international movement. Mr Robinson says, “All the new jobs and much of the growth in this economy are due to new micro-businesses – they really are the UK’s business lifeblood.  It’s now cheaper and easier to start up a new business than it’s ever been before – but business owners suddenly realise they’re up against it, with constantly changing taxation policies, steep energy and transport costs, the price of indemnity insurance, the mis-selling of financial products and more.” He adds, “As I came to edit my book, ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’ for its audiobook re-release, it struck me how little has changed since 2009. The self-employed and small business owners of the UK may be happy, but they’re now part of the low-pay economy. This realization has re-energised me, and given me much more determination to make indie business ownership better for all. We want to get 10m business owners involved globally with the next and third, annual #MicroBizMattersDay, helping and collaborating with each other to make small business ownership the attractive and prosperous option that it used to be. We don’t want any free lunches but we do need to level the playing field – to use two clichés in one sentence.” Mr Robinson is the co-founder of Enterprise Rockers, a non-political, no-lobbying movement, which leverages the #PowerofPlenty to help micro-enterprises. Mr Robinson also founded #MicroBizMattersDay with Tina Boden, and has written extensively on small business ownership. The audiobook of whip-smart satire with business tips ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’ was released on 30 May 2016 and is available  from, Amazon and iTunes. To celebrate the launch the kindle book version is available free today – 22ndJune. For more information about Tony Robinson OBE, visit his website: 

Optimarin wins 15 unit BWT order for Topaz vessels from VARD

22 June 2016, Norway: Optimarin is continuing its strong 2016 performance with the announcement that the ballast water treatment (BWT) system specialist has picked up an order covering 15 vessels from VARD shipyards. The vessels, VARD 9 21 Design specialist module carriers, will be constructed at two yards in Romania - Vard Braila and Vard Tulcea – and one in Vietnam, Vard Vung Tau. The win maintains Optimarin’s recent new business success, with confirmed orders for 2016 now approaching 100 units. Alongside VARD, other contracts of note have included a 46 vessel fleet agreement with Carisbrooke, a ten unit order for Atlantis Tankers, a further ten for the Royal Netherlands Navy, nine systems for Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, three for Saga Shipholding (adding to an additional 26 systems already installed on its fleet) and two for Solvang ASA, amongst others. “This is an excellent contract which further strengthens our position at the head of the BWT market,” comments Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen. “VARD knows our systems well, having installed some 55 units on their newbuildings across the world since 2011. They choose us for our expertise and commitment to absolute compliance, as well as the fact that our technology is proven, reliable and simple to install and maintain. The fact that this contract is for a shipowner of the standing of Topaz makes it even sweeter.” Optimarin will deliver its UV-based Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) to the yards between Q4 2016 and Q4 2017. The versatile Topaz vessels, measuring 123m long and 16.5m wide, will boast the capacity to carry high deck loads of up to 1800 tons. A spokesperson from VARD says of the decision to choose Optimarin: “Optimarin has developed advanced, environmentally friendly technology that, thanks to its modular nature, is simple to install on specialist vessels where space is limited. They understand our requirements and we understand their system is leading the market, in performance, compliance and predictability. That’s what we want to give our customers and that’s why we return to Optimarin for key orders of this nature.” Optimarin’s OBS is currently in its final stages of the USCG approval programme and is fully IMO compliant. The technology is certified by a comprehensive range of classification organisations, including DNV GL, Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas, MLIT Japan, and American Bureau of Shipping. Optimarin, which focuses exclusively on ballast water treatment, installed the world’s first commercial BWT unit on the cruise ship Princess Regal in 2000. The business has since received orders for close to 500 OBS systems. For further information please contact: Optimarin:Tore AndersenOptimarin CEOTel: +47 911 35 860Email:

Joining The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

ARM is based in Washington, D.C. and promotes legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives facilitating advances in gene and cellular therapies and other regenerative medicines worldwide. CombiGene CEO Bengt Westrin comments: “By joining ARM we will access an international, cutting-edge network within gene therapy, and it will also help us reaching out to business development and investment opportunities in this rapidly evolving field. But not the least, we will also do our very best to contribute to the alliance’s mission and goals”. For further information: CombiGene AB (publ) Bengt Westrin, CEO Tel: +46 70 265 48 62 email: About The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is an international multi-stakeholder advocacy organization that promotes legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives necessary to facilitate access to life-giving advances in gene and cellular therapies and other regenerative medicines worldwide. ARM also works to increase public understanding of the field and its potential to transform human healthcare, providing business development and investor outreach services to support the growth of its member companies and research organizations. Prior to the formation of ARM in 2009, there was no advocacy organization operating in Washington, D.C. to specifically represent the interests of the companies, research institutions, investors and patient groups that comprise the entire regenerative medicine community. Today, ARM has more than 240 members and is the leading global advocacy organization in this field. To learn more about ARM, please visit About CombiGene AB By combining modern neuroscience with recent advances in gene delivery, CombiGene has developed a method shown to suppress epileptic seizures in preclinical studies. Current focus is on continuing to develop this method into an effective and safe therapy for epilepsy patients, but the method may also have development potential as a means of treating other neurological disorders. Founded on the basis of scientific discoveries made at Lund University and the University of Copenhagen, CombiGene has offices at Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. The company is public and listed on the Swedish marketplace AktieTorget. . MORE FROM THE COMPANY is a newsletter from CombiGene which contains general news and information that is judged not to have a significant effect on the share price. Other issues of MORE FROM THE COMPANY and PRESS RELEASES are available at


Oslo, 22 June 2016 - Axactor AB (publ.) ("Axactor") acquires CS Union in Italy. CS Union is a leading independent debt purchase/debt collection company with EUR1bn under management. Banca Sistema will continue as a 10% shareholder of the new entity and will provide attractive financing as part of the strategic partnership. Located in Piemonte, CS Union has operated in the Italian market for more than 20 years and has approximately 105 employees and an external network of more than 100 field collectors. Over the last four years, the company has acquired 21 NPL portfolios with a total face value of more than EUR710m. CS Union has a lean but highly scalable collection platform to manage EUR290m in debt on behalf of banks and financial institutions. In 2015, the company delivered revenues of EUR8.2m and EBITDA of EUR2.1m. Prior to this transaction, Banca Sistema has been a 26% shareholder of CS Union. The bank will retain 10% ownership stake post-closing of the transaction, and will continue the partnership with Axactor in Italy. The partnership will include an attractive financing arrangement, board representation and joint market development in Italy, based on a 3-years Shareholders' agreement. Axactor will pay EUR9.9m for 90% of the shares in CS Union of which 60% will be settled in cash and 40% in Axactor shares. 75% of the shares will be subject to a 24-months lock-up period while the remaining 25% will have a 12-months lock-up period. Banca Sistema will realize a capital gain from the stake sold to Axactor of c. EUR2.3m before taxes. Closing of the transaction is expected by the end of June. Stefano Inguscio and Davide Graneris, the two founders of CS Union and majority shareholders, will continue to support the future development of the Company as members of the new management team. The gross Italian NPL (non-performing loans) stock is in excess of EUR200bn, grown five times larger since  2008. NPL portfolios with a value of approximately EUR19bn was disposed last year, and hence, Italy remains one of the largest global markets for Non-Performing Assets. With the size and the expected continued growth of the Italian NPL market, Axactor regards this market particularly important in its Pan-European growth strategy and the ambition is to become a leading player in the debt collection/debt purchase segments. The regulatory environment has shown new favourable developments during the last year. This includes improving procedures and shortening foreclosure timelines via legal and regulatory measures such as facilitating NPL portfolio funding (GACS) and improving the tax regime. Also, the newly established Atlante fund is intended to be an accelerator of deal flow. "We are excited about the acquisition of CS Union and the strategic partnership with Banca Sistema, and are looking forward to leveraging our joint talent, resources and capabilities in the Italian market. The CS Union management team has built a very successful company over the years by focusing on high quality customer service and a very efficient collection platform. Through this acquisition, we will enhance our European footprint and strengthen our partnerships in the financial services sector", said Endre Rangnes, CEO of Axactor. Gianluca Garbi, CEO of Banca Sistema, said: "In the last three years we have supported  the NPL market in Italy by investing in the growth of CS Union. This 10% strategic stake in the new business represents a recognition of the economic value created and a new starting point for CS Union, from today as part of a global network that we will keep supporting it in partnership with Axactor. Our investment has helped to build the story to date and future results will be directly evaluated by the market, as Axactor is a listed company". PwC Deals acted as sole Strategic and Financial Advisor to the transaction and PwC Legal as the Legal Advisor to Axactor. About Axactor Axactor Group is a debt collection and debt purchase company, with operations in Italy, Norway and Spain. The company has a Nordic base and an ambitious Pan-European growth strategy, which targets the market for non-performing loans (NPL) in Europe. This market is estimated to about EUR1,500 billion, and Axactor's main focus is debt collection and purchase of NPL portfolios. After the acquisition of CS Union, Axactor will have approximately 700 employees. About Banca Sistema Banca Sistema was founded in 2011, as a bank specialized in financing and managing trade receivables owed by the Italian Public Administrations, thereby entering a sector of the Italian financial system aimed at granting liquidity to corporate entities in their business dealings with the PA's, mainly through factoring and credit management services.With main offices in Milan, Rome and London, during this time Banca Sistema has extended its activities and services available both to business and retail Clients. As an independent financial operator characterized by a diversified business model, Banca Sistema can offer, today, recourse and non-recourse factoring services. This includes receivables between private companies, yearly and quarterly VAT receivables refunds, current accounts, time deposits with durations up to 10 years, guarantees, securities deposit, reverse factoring, certification of Public Administration credits, salary and pension backed loans, and small and medium enterprises financing. The Bank is also active in the purchasing and management of non-performing financial and trade receivables as well as management and debt recovery from individuals, thanks to its shareholding in CS Union S.p.A.. Contacts: CEO Axactor: Endre Rangnes Tel. +47 482 21 111 E-mail: CFO/Investor Relations Axactor                Geir Johansen              Tel. +47 477 10 451                  E-mail Investor Relations Banca sistema              Carlo Di Pierro            Tel. +39 02 80280.358                E-mail Media Relations Banca Sistema                 Anna Mascioni              Tel. +39 02 80280.354                E-mail 


SuperyachtDESIGN week, now in its fourth year, shines a light on the world of creative and innovative yacht design with events focusing on the latest design topics, and insights on key style trends from industry experts. One of the hottest topics will be smart technology, an essential feature for large yachts providing the ultimate in luxury and security. Crestron will be highlighting the capabilities of its marine offering, which provides the same elegant lifestyle benefits of comfort, convenience and reliability out at sea, as it does in the home. A schedule of six workshops will take place at Crestron’s stylish showroom at DDCH, including Crestron’s own workshop ‘Designing with Peace of Mind’ at 15.00 on 29th June. This lively panel discussion, chaired by Paddy Baker, editor of Installation magazine, will explore challenges that concern both owners and crew with security on super yachts, and the precautions that can be taken to protect on board systems while still providing 24/7 VIP service. The diverse panel will include Patrick Coote MD of yacht designer Blohm+Voss Monaco, Neil Grant from technology integrator Harris Grant and Ammet Sarraiya, CTO of Van Berge Henegouwen. The full schedule of events taking place at the Crestron Showroom is: Tuesday 28 June 12–13.30: ‘An iDEA for Superyachts’, Andrew Trujillo Design and William Dunne, iDEA 15–16.30: ‘A Platform for Design’, Elaine Enright, Grès et Delibaşi Wednesday 29 June 12–13.30: ‘Contemporary Trends vs Client Needs’, Dimitris Hadjidimos, Arup 15–16.30: ‘Designing with Peace of Mind’, Crestron Thursday 30 June 12-13.30: ‘Deconstructing the GA’, Simon Burt, Witherbotham and Wayne Parker, March & White 15-16.30: ‘Designing the Perfect Contract’, Rebecca Costen and David Wilkinson, Clyde & Co “We are delighted to be involved in SuperyachtDESIGN week once again,” comments Robin van Meeuwen, CEO and President of Crestron EMEA. “Our automation and lifestyle technology is ideal to enhance the luxurious interior of today’s super yacht and provide seamless and simple control for the many connected aspects aboard. Marine designers and yacht owners are already seeing the benefits of Crestron automation and installing the system onto vessels of all sizes.” Visitors to SuperyachtDESIGN week will also be able to visit Crestron’s beautiful showroom throughout the three day event, located on the 2nd floor of the South Dome. Its showroom is the ultimate place to experience luxury interior automation and discover how design meets technology with invisible, personalised control. Interior designers, architects, integrators and yacht owners are invited to experience the full range of Crestron products in a truly stunning setting, with experts on hand to offer advice on how to get the most from your on-board system. To register for the event visit: 

10 Minutes to Start Your ARM Development

June 22, 2016, Munich Advantech a global leader in the embedded computing market, continues innovating with its announcement of ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors. Advantech ARM-based Starter Kits ( provide a shortcut for ARM platform evaluation and development. The kit includes key elements of a development environment including main boards with CPU cables, adapter cards, LCD panel and power adapter. The Advantech ARM-based Starter Kits ( is designed to give you more time to concentrate on your own product innovation and make the whole process faster, easier and less stressful.   The Advantech ARM Starter Kits ( was released along with a built-in OS image in Linux which allows users start their evaluation immediately after they open the box. Other OS such as Android, Yocto Linux and Ubuntu are also available for different applications; each carefully verified for online download. The source codes of these supported OS are all open and available for users to help develop application code easier. In addition, Advantech offers tools for application development including Qt, a cross-platform tool for device creation, UI and application development, and Advantech WISE-PaSS/RMM APIs for device access, control and monitoring. All add-on software offerings are totally verified and 100% free of charge. Advantech is committed to offering the embedded community the best, most compact and reliable development platform for ARM-based solution development. Besides OS level support and software tools, Advantech ARM Starter Kits ( are released with a standard offering of service support that helps ARM users get familiar with Advantech ARM platforms and learn to operate and design applications for them. The design in service includes referenced carrier board design, layout review, schematics review, BSP user manual, starter kit user manual, OS manual, driver porting guide, trouble shooting, customization and production services provided by professional support teams located in over 20 countries around the world. Advantech ARM Starter Kits ( take only ten minutes to setup and are designed for performance evaluation and validation, and fast hardware design and application development. With Advantech’s ARM-based modules/boards and 7 year+ longevity support, your future ARM-based solutions should be easier to develop and reach your market faster. So get started with your ARM evaluation and in only ten minutes you can have everything you need. l   ROM-DK7420 ( Advantech Qseven Starter kit for ROM-7420 l   ROM-DK5420 ( Advantech Smarc Starter kit for ROM-5420 l   ROM-DK3420 ( Advantech RTX 2.0 Starter kit for ROM-3420   l   ROM-DK3310 ( Advantech RTX 2.0 Starter kit for ROM-3310 l   RSB-DK4220 ( Advantech Single Board Computer Starter kit for RSB-4220 l   RSB-DK4221 ( Advantech Single Board Computer Starter kit for RSB-4221 The Advantech RISC micro site is online for product introduction, document download and technical information sharing. To learn more, please visit: ### About Advantech Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there is no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. (Corporate Website: Primary Media Contact: Advantech Europe BV Stephanie Stadlberger  Tel: + 49 89 125 99 1021 

On June 22, the world’s first electric road will be inaugurated outside of Sandviken

The section between Kungsgården and Sandviken is the world’s first electric road for heavy traffic on a public road. On Wednesday, June 22, the section will be inaugurated, with a ministerial visit, an exhibition and a panel discussion. - This will lead to much development for the entire county, and many other counties are interested and are coming here to take a look, said Eva Lindberg (S), Chairperson for the regional authorities. The new installation ensures Region Gävleborg a leading position in the field of climate change. This inauguration is a chance for those interested to listen to panel discussion, meet project partners, participate in the exhibition and witness Minister of Infrastructure Anna Johansson (S) take the first drive on the E16 Electric Road in a hybrid truck. - I am incredibly proud of our success with Project E16 Electric Road, and now we are really at the forefront of the work on climate and environment. The E16 Electric Road is a symbol of environmental care, quality of life, cooperation and innovation, says Eva Lindberg (S). Magnus Ernström has been in charge of Region Gävleborg’s investment in the E16 Electric Road. - I look forward to the inauguration; this is where it begins. Now we know it’s possible to construct such facilities on public roads, and it is time to study how vehicles and facilities react to the weather conditions and normal traffic. Of course, the E16 Electric Road will be useful for both industry and companies seeking to maintain a climate friendly business fleet, independent of fossil fuel, he said. Inauguration of the E16 Electric RoadTime: Wednesday June 22, 11.00 - 16.00Place: Sandbacka Park, Spångvägen 10 in Sandviken Contact persons:Eva Lindberg (S), Chairperson, Regional Authority 076-771 65 28Magnus Ernström, Project Manager, Electric Road Initiative of Region Gävleborg 070-375 01 08Jan Nylander, Project Manager Region Gävleborg 070- 830 32 03Helena Fahlstedt, Project Manager Region Gävleborg 073-068 36 08 Facts about the E16 Electric Road:  · The section is two kilometers long. · The purpose of the section is to perform a two year test of how the facility functions under normal traffic conditions and different weather conditions. · The goal of the E16 Electric Road is to develop knowledge, experience and the background needed for a decision to electrify larger heavy transport roads in Sweden. · The project will be carried out with 35 partners. Region Gävleborg is responsible for the project, which is financed by a total of SEK 77 million, from Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Transport Department, as well as a total of SEK 48 million from Siemens, Scania and the business community. · During the test period, Scania trucks with hybrid power trains will drive on the section. · Electric road transport reduces fossil fuel emissions by 80-90 %. How does it work? · The electric road is equipped with overhead cables above the road, about the same type as those used to power electric trams. A pantograph above the roof of the trucks feeds electricity to the vehicle’s electric engine, and it can be connected or disconnected from the contact wire when the vehicle changes lanes or overtakes. The vehicle works as a perfectly normal truck. · The pantograph on the roof of the truck folds up to the poles that carry the electric wires, and the engine automatically switches to electric power. When the truck leaves the electrified section, it automatically switches back to the diesel engine, which runs on renewable fuel.

Ellos Group recruits Sourcing & Supply Director

“We are developing an efficient sourcing to support growth over the next years, by strengthening our flexibility and bargaining power. It includes a number of new agents and suppliers, and at the same time, safeguarding the sustainability dimension. Johan’s profile is an excellent fit to drive this work onwards. His extensive experience from managerial positions in major business Group will be of significant value to us”, says Hans Ohlsson, CEO of Ellos Group. Beside the efforts to improve flexibility and bargaining position, by dual or triple sourcing, the integration of Stayhard into the common sourcing organisation of the group is ongoing. The suppliers’ sustainability work is another area of focus and Ellos Group will increase the monitoring in this regard. “I am looking forward to focus on e-commerce, which has a favourable growth outlook. Ellos Group has initiated a number of relevant projects in its supply chain and one of my first assignments is to realise the full potential. We will also take the next step in optimising the common sourcing organisation”, says Johan Kromer.   Johan Kromer has had long career within Varner Group and he started as Product Manager, Cubus Men. Since then, he has held a number of managerial positions within the areas of quality and purchasing. His latest position has been two-fold; Global Production Manager, Varner Group and Buying Manager, Cubus. Johan Kromer will join Ellos Group on 1 August as a member of the Executive Committee. Ellos Group includes the online stores Ellos, with fashion and home interior, Jotex, focusing on home interior, and Stayhard, targeting men´s fashion. For more information, please contact: Charlotte Hanson, CEO-assistant, Ellos Group, tel. +46 33 16 08 05 Ellos Group – with companies Ellos, Jotex and Stayhard – is the Nordic region’s leading e-commerce group. Working closely with our millions of customers, we constantly strive to develop and offer attractive fashion and household items for the entire family. Our focus is always on the customer. Ellos Group, headquartered in Borås and with operations in all Nordic countries, has approximately 750 employees and 2015 sales of SEK 2 billion. Ellos Group’s principal owners are Nordic Capital Fund VIII, Paul Frankenius (with co-investor Frankenius Equity AB), and board chairman Anders Halvarsson.

World’s first electric road opens in Sweden

Opening today, 22 June, the two-kilometre strip on the E16 motorway sees electrified trucks from Scania driven in open traffic, using conductive technology developed by Siemens. The beauty of the new technology, which is the result of several years of cooperation between the Swedish Government and the private sector, is that it permits the trucks to operate as electric vehicles when on the electrified road and as regular hybrid vehicles at other times. All the Scania trucks on the road are hybrid and Euro 6-certified, running on biofuel. Scania’s head of Research and Development Claes Erixon, says, “The electric road is one important milestone on the journey towards fossil-free transport. Scania is committed to the success of this project and is committed to sustainable transport solutions.” The truck receives electrical power from a pantograph power collector that is mounted on the frame behind its cab. The pantographs are in turn connected to overhead power lines that are above the right-hand lane of the road, and the trucks can freely connect to and disconnect from the overhead wires while in motion. When the truck goes outside the electrically-powered lane, the pantograph is disconnected and the truck is then powered by the combustion engine or the battery- operated electric motor. The same principle applies when the driver wants to overtake another vehicle while on the electrified strip of the road. Scania´s sees the electric road as being a key component in achieving Sweden’s ambition of an energy-efficient and fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030. It can also help to strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness in the rapidly-developing area of sustainable transport. Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, who is responsible for Scania’s research into electrification, adds, “The potential fuel savings through electrification are considerable and the technology can become a cornerstone for fossil-free road transport services.” The investment in the Electric Road E16 programme in Gävle is a result of a programme for the public procurement of innovative solutions that was launched by Swedish authorities. The programme consists of about SEK 77 million in public money, with about SEK 48 million in co-financing from the business community and the Gävleborg regional authority, which administers the area of Sweden where the electric road is situated. The Swedish transport authority Trafikverket, the Swedish Energy Agency Energimyndigheten, innovation agency Vinnova, Scania and Siemens are the main funders of the technology, while Region Gävleborg is the project coordinator. The electric road is only one of several pioneering technologies that Scania is working on to help the spread of sustainable solutions within both urban and long-haul transport. The company is also developing technologies for alternative fuels, hybridised and fully-electric vehicles, and autonomously and wirelessly-connected transport in parallel with its work to further enhance and refine the products of the future. Technical parameters of the Scania vehicle: Truck Scania G 360 4x2, weight 9.0 tonmodel:Powertrain: Parallell hybrid, integrated in the   gearbox (GRS895)Engine: 13-litre, 360 hp (runs on biofuel)Electric 130kW, 1050Nmmotor:Battery: Li-Ion 5 kWh (gives a driving range up to   3 km when not running on the e -way)System 700Vvoltage: For additional information, please contact: · Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, Scania, tel + 46 70 346 88 11, e-mail · Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, Head of Electric and Hybrid Powertrain Technology,tel +46 70 551 59 87, e-mail

NetEnt’s Theme Park slot is just the ticket for thrill seekers

Users of the fun-filled slot will have the chance to snap up extra prizes with the Claw Feature, which grabs a toy from under the reels and awards a coin win, or take a rollercoaster ride towards big wins with the Theme Park Ticket game, where players can gain access to one of six bonus games. Plus, there’s Stacked Wild substitutions to ensure that players have a thrilling experience on the 5-reel, 3-row, 50-line video slot. Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, comments: “With the release of Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune, NetEnt is making sure that players have the slot game ride of their lives. It’s vivid graphics, and fantastic range of mini-games and features, bring all the fun of the fair to our customers’ platforms.” View game demo ( For additional information please contact:Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer NetEnt, Phone +356 2276 8145simon.hammon@netent.comMarianne Eklund, PR Manager NetEnt, Phone +46 760 024  About NetEnt NetEnt AB (publ) is a leading digital entertainment company, providing premium gaming solutions to the world’s most successful online casino operators. Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by their cutting-edge platform. With innovation at its core, NetEnt is committed to helping customers stay ahead of the competition. NetEnt is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (NET-B), employs 750 people and has offices in Stockholm, Malta, Kiev, Gothenburg, New Jersey, Krakow and Gibraltar. 

Newly established Environment prize for Children - Children's Climate Prize 2016

-There is no Nobel Prize for the Environment and Climate Research and that is remarkable and therefore we want the Children's Climate Prize to engage and inspire the next generation to greatness, says Mats Fagerström, CEO Telge Energi. The award ceremony takes place November 24 which is the anniversary of the Children's Climate Conference ( - the acclaimed climate meeting held November, 2015 in Södertälje, Sweden. When children from all over the world joint forces to put pressure on the world leaders ahead of the climate summit in Paris, COP21.The prize is international and anyone may nominate or be nominated. The winner will receive a medal, a diploma and prize money of 50 000 (SEK). The prize is awarded to a child or group of children, aged 10-16, who in an exemplary manner made an extraordinary contribution to the climate and environment. On 22nd August we open for the submission of nominees. The nomination process takes place between 22nd August to 22nd October. More information on criteria, jury and selection process in August.For more information about Children's Climate Prize 2016 visit the website here >> ( Children’s Climate Prize on Facebook >> ( Children´s Climate Prize on Twitter >> ( Children’s Climate Prize on Instagram >> (

Qt Group Oyj Board of Directors Decision on Stock Options 2016

The Board of Directors of Qt Group Oyj (the Company) has at its meeting on 22 June 2016 decided, by virtue of an authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 16 March 2015, to issue stock options to the key persons of the Company or its group companies. The Company has an especially weighty financial reason for the issue of stock options since the stock options are intended to form part of the long-term incentive and commitment program for the Company’s key persons on the following terms and conditions: The maximum total number of stock options issued is 2,000,000, and they entitle to subscribe for a maximum total of 2,000,000 new shares in the Company or existing shares held by the Company (share). No stock option certificates are issued for the stock options. The stock options shall be issued gratuitously to the Company’s key persons. Right to subscribe for shares Each stock option entitles to subscribe for one (1) new share in the Company or an existing share held by the Company. The share subscription price shall be credited to the Company’s reserve for invested unrestricted equity. The share subscription period for the stock options shall be 19 December 2019–31 December 2022. A precondition for the share subscription is that the value of the Company’s share based on the trade volume weighted average quotation on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd is at least five euros and eighty-five cents (EUR 5.85) between 11 November 2019 and 13 December 2019. Share subscription price The share subscription price for the stock options shall be the trade volume weighted average quotation of the Company’s share between 1 June 2016 and 30 June 2016 and the share subscription price shall, nevertheless, always amount to at least the highest share price quoted on the closing day 22 June 2016 when the stock options have been issued and assigned to the key persons added with one euro cent (EUR 0.01).  The full terms and conditions on the stock options program 2016 are attached to this release. Espoo, June 22, 2016 For more information, please contact: Mika Pälsi, General Counsel, Qt Group Oyj, phone +358407461667 Qt Group Oyj Juha Varelius Chief Executive Officer DISTRIBUTION NASDAQ HelsinkiPrincipal Qt Group Oyj Qt Group Plc is responsible for Qt development, productization and licensing under commercial and open source licenses. The Qt offering includes a development environment that enables the reuse of software code across numerous different operating systems, platforms and screen types, ranging from desktops and embedded systems to wearables and mobile devices. Qt is used by approximately 1 million developers worldwide and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is the platform of choice for in-vehicle systems, industrial automation devices and other business critical applications manufacturers, and is used by leading global players in 70+ industries. The Qt Company operates in China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia and USA with about 200 employees worldwide. The Qt Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company’s net sales in year 2015 was 27 MEUR. To learn more visit # # # APPENDIX 1 QT GROUP OYJ STOCK OPTIONS 2016 The Board of Directors of Qt Group Oyj (the Company) has at its meeting on 22 June 2016 decided, by virtue of an authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 16 March 2015, to issue stock options to the key persons of the Company or its group companies, on the following terms and conditions: I STOCK OPTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Number of stock options The maximum total number of stock options issued is 2,000,000, and they entitle to subscribe for a maximum total of 2,000,000 new shares in the Company or existing shares held by the Company (share). The Board of Directors shall decide whether new shares in the Company or existing shares held by the Company are given to the subscribers. 2. Stock Options The stock options are marked with the symbol 2016. No stock option certificates are issued for the stock options. 3. Right to stock options The stock options shall be issued gratuitously to the Company’s key persons. The Company has an especially weighty financial reason for the issue of stock options since the stock options are intended to form part of the long-term incentive and commitment program for the Company’s key persons. 4. Distribution of stock options The Board of Directors shall decide upon measures relating to the distribution of the stock options. The Board of Directors shall also decide upon the further distribution of the stock options possibly returned later to the Company to the key persons of the Company or of a company belonging to the same group of companies (group company) on applicable terms and conditions. The stock options are discretionary and a nonrecurring part of the incentive. The stock options shall not constitute a part of employment or service contract of a stock option recipient, and they shall not be regarded as salary or fringe benefit. Stock option recipients shall have no right to receive compensation on any grounds on the basis of stock options during employment or service or thereafter. Stock option recipients shall be liable for all taxes and tax‐related consequences arising from receiving or exercising stock options (stock option recipients shall also pay for any transfer tax consequences arising from stock options or shares subscribed based on stock options, if needed). The Company or group company shall be liable for all taxes, tax-related consequences and social security expenses incurred to the Company or a group company as an employer company. 5. Assignment of stock options The Company shall hold the stock options on the stock option owner’s account until the beginning of the share subscription period. As a starting point, the stock options may be freely transferred and pledged only when the relevant share subscription period has begun. The Board of Directors may, however, decide on country-specific restrictions related to the transfer or pledge of stock options or permit the transfer or pledge of stock options before the subscription period. 6. Termination of employment or service relationship before share subscription period Should a key person cease to be employed by or in the service of the Company or a group company for any reason other than permanent disability, death, statutory retirement or retirement based on the service agreement, the key person is obliged to immediately assign gratuitously to the Company, or its assignee, such stock options for which the share subscription period has not begun. The Board of Directors has the right to grant an exemption from this obligation at its discretion. Should the key person’s employment or service with the Company or a group company terminate so that the key person gives notice of termination or cancellation of the employment contract or service contract made with the Company or a group company, the last day of such person’s employment or service referred to in these terms and conditions shall be the date on which the notice of the termination or cancellation was given. 7. Transfer of the stock options to the book-entry system The Board of the Directors may decide to transfer the stock options 2016 to the book-entry system. Should the stock options be incorporated into the book‐entry securities system, the Company shall have the right to request and get transferred all options within the obligation to be assigned in the a termination event as described above, from the stock option owner’s book‐entry account to a book‐entry account appointed by the Company without the consent of the stock option holder. In addition, the Company shall be entitled to register transfer restrictions and other corresponding restrictions concerning the stock options on the stock option owner’s book‐entry account without the consent of the stock option owner. II SHARE SUBSCRIPTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Right to subscribe for shares Each stock option entitles to subscribe for one (1) new share in the Company or an existing share held by the Company. The share subscription price shall be credited to the Company’s reserve for invested unrestricted equity. 2. Share subscription and payment The share subscription period for the stock options shall be 19 December 2019–31 December 2022. A precondition for the share subscription is that the value of the Company’s share based on the trade volume weighted average quotation on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd is at least five euros and eighty-five cents (EUR 5.85) between 11 November 2019 and 13 December 2019. Share subscriptions shall take place at the head office of the Company or possibly at another location and in a manner informed later. Upon subscription, payment for the shares subscribed for shall be made to the bank account designated by the Company. The Board of Directors shall decide on all measures concerning the share subscription. Due to local legislation or regulations, the Board of Directors may set more specific conditions or restrictions concerning the share subscription to option holders not tax resident in Finland.     3. Share subscription price The share subscription price for the stock options shall be the trade volume weighted average quotation of the Company’s share between 1 June 2016 and 30 June 2016 and the share subscription price shall, nevertheless, always amount to at least the highest share price quoted on the closing day 22 June 2016 when the stock options have been issued and assigned to the key persons added with one euro cent (EUR 0.01).  The share subscription price of the stock options may be decreased in cases mentioned in Section 7. 4. Registration of shares Shares subscribed for and fully paid shall be registered on the book‐entry account of the subscriber after the Board of Directors has approved the subscriptions. Approval is made at least once every three months during the subscription period. 5. Shareholder rights The dividend rights of the new shares and other shareholder rights shall commence when the shares have been entered in the Trade Register. Should existing shares, held by the Company, be given to the subscriber of shares, the subscriber shall be given the right to dividend and other shareholder rights after the shares have been recorded in his/her book-entry account. 6. Share issues, stock options and other special rights entitling to shares before share subscription Should the Company, before the share subscription, decide on an issue of shares or an issue of new stock options or other special rights entitling to shares, the Board of Directors of the Company may decide that a stock option owner shall have the same or an equal right as a shareholder. The possible equality is reached in the manner determined by the Board of Directors, for example, by adjusting the number of shares available for subscription, the share subscription prices, terms of subscription on the threshold value as referred to in Section 2. II or of any of these. 7. Rights in certain cases 7.1 Distribution of assets Should the Company distribute dividends or assets from reserves of unrestricted equity, from the share subscription price of the stock options may, by a resolution of the Board of Directors, be deducted the amount of the dividend or the amount of the distributable unrestricted equity per share decided after the resolution by the Board of Directors on the issuance of stock option but before the share subscription, as per the dividend record date or the record date of the repayment of equity. Should the Company reduce its share capital by distributing share capital to the shareholders, from the share subscription price of the stock options may, by a resolution by the Board of Directors, be deducted the amount of the distributable share capital per shares decided after the resolution by the Board of Directors on the issuance of stock option but before the share subscription, as per the record date of the repayment of share capital. 7.2 Liquidation and deregistration                                                       Should the Company be placed into liquidation before the share subscription, the Board of Directors may give stock option owner an opportunity to exercise his/her share subscription right, within a period of time determined by the Board of Directors. Should the Company be deleted from the register before the share subscription, the stock option owner shall have the same right as, or an equal right to, that of a shareholder. 7.3 Merger, demerger and change of the registered office Should the Company resolve to merge with another company as a merging company or merge with a new company to be formed in a combination merger, or should the Company resolve to be demerged entirely, the Board of Directors can give a stock option owner the right to convert the stock options into stock options issued by the other company, in a manner determined in the merger or demerger plan, or in a manner otherwise determined by the Board of Directors. Alternatively, the Board of Directors can give a stock option owner the right to subscribe for shares or sell stock options within a period of time determined by the Board of Directors or prior to the registration of the implementation of the merger or demerger taking into account the threshold value of the subscription term as referred in Section II 2. After such period, share subscription right or conversion right shall no longer exist. The same proceeding shall apply to cross‐border merger or demerger. The Board of Directors decides on the effect of any possible partial demerger on the stock options. In the aforementioned cases, the stock option owners shall have no right to require the Company to redeem the stock options from them at their market value. 7.4 Acquisition or redemption of the Company’s own shares and acquisition of stock options or other special rights entitling to shares Acquisition or redemption of the Company’s own shares or acquisition of stock options or other special rights entitling to shares shall have no impact on the rights of the stock option owner. Should the Company, however, decide to acquire or redeem its own shares from all shareholders, the stock option owners shall be made an equivalent offer. 7.5 Redemption right and obligation Should a shareholder be entitled and obliged to redeem all the shares of the other shareholders before the expiration of the share subscription period, pursuant to the Companies Act Chapter 18 Paragraph 1 §, on the basis that shareholder possesses over 90 per cent of the shares and votes of the shares, the stock option owner shall have an obligation corresponding to the shareholders to assign all the stock options held by him/her provided that redemption price exceeds the threshold value as referred in Section II 2. even if the subscription period and the possible right to transfer had not be begun. III OTHER MATTERS These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Finland. Disputes arising in relation to the stock options shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Central Chamber of Commerce. The arbitration proceedings shall take place in Helsinki, and the arbitration tribunal consists of one arbitrator. The Board of Directors may unilaterally decide on amendments to these terms and conditions due to a justified reason. Such reason might be, for example, a significant change in the Company's financial position or operating environment.  In addition, the Board of Directors may unilaterally decide on technical amendments to the terms and conditions which are due to the incorporation of the stock options into the book‐entry securities system as well as on more specific terms and conditions for share subscription in any other country than in Finland as well as on other amendments and specifications to these terms and conditions which are not considered material. The Board of Directors shall decide on matters related to the stock options and it may also give stipulations binding on the stock option owners. In consequence of a long-term absence (study leave, unpaid leave or long-term sick leave) key person’s stock options may be gratuitously redeemed by a unilateral decision of the Board of Directors before the subscription period begins so that the allocated number of stock options will be adjusted to the working time performed before the beginning of the subscription period. Should the stock option owner act against these terms and conditions, or against the instructions given by the Company on the basis of these terms and conditions, or against applicable law, or against the regulations of the authorities, the Company shall be entitled to gratuitously withdraw the stock options which have not been assigned or with which shares have not been subscribed for, from the stock option owner. The terms and conditions of the stock options have been prepared separately in English and this is a summary of legal terms of the stock options in English. The English language full stock option terms shall prevail. 

The District Court dismissed Metsähallitus’ claim concerning roundwood purchases in Finland in 1997–2005

STORA ENSO OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 22 June 2016 at 13.50 EET In its ruling issued today, the Helsinki District Court dismissed Metsähallitus’ claim for damages against Stora Enso Oyj, Metsäliitto Cooperative and UPM-Kymmene Oyj. The claim was based on the competition infringement found by the Finnish Market Court in its decision on 3 December 2009. According to Metsähallitus’ claim, the companies had caused damage to Metsähallitus through the competition infringement found by the Market Court in its decision on 3 December 2009. According to Metsähallitus, the companies had purchased roundwood from Metsähallitus below market prices during 1997–2005. Originally in 2011, Metsähallitus was claiming compensation for damage in a capital amount of EUR 282.5 million. The claim was reduced during the legal proceedings to EUR 159.4 million, of which approximately EUR 87.2 million were based on roundwood transactions between Metsähallitus and Stora Enso.   Stora Enso considers the ruling by the District Court to be correct, and denies that Metsähallitus suffered any damages. For further information, please contact:Liisa Nyyssönen, SVP, Communications, Press Finland, tel. +358 40 544 3491 Investor enquiries:Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 2046 21242 Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 26 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2015 were EUR 10.0 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) on the International OTCQX over-the-counter market. (  STORA ENSO OYJ

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916: Doncaster honours its local people

On 1 July, the Doncaster Civic Mayor, Councillor David Nevett will honour the Centenary of the 1916 Battle of the Somme during a special public service and Commemoration Day at Doncaster Minster, with the help of local schoolchildren and history societies. The Commemoration Day, remembering the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916, will launch a series of 100th anniversary events across the area - including a new exhibition based on personal testimonies, and cinema screenings of an original wartime film, The Battle of the Somme, which was watched by half of the country’s population during 1916.  It’s all part of Doncaster 1914-18, a four-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), which aims to build a picture of life in the local area between 1914 and 1918 to mark the centenary of the First World War. “The Battle of the Somme was a landmark in history,” explains Jude Holland, Project Manager for Doncaster 1914-18.  “Fought between 1 July and November 1916, it was the largest and bloodiest battle of the First World War, and its impact changed the world.   There were 60,000 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme alone – enough to fill Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium to capacity four times.  It was described by the local newspaper as ‘Doncaster’s Hour of Sacrifice’, and would have touched families across Doncaster.” Thanks to National Lottery players, local people can find out about the impact of the Battle of the Somme on the area, and even their own families, during special centenary events including: · 1 July 2016: The 1916 – 2016 Commemoration Day at Doncaster Minster between 9.30am – 3pm, with a special Public Service between 10.30 – 11.30am.  There are new displays on wartime Doncaster; the Great War on Tour roadshow with hands-on family activities and crafts; and contributions by the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regimental Museum, and children from primary and secondary schools across the Borough and local history groups.   · Between 14 July – 2 November: Film screenings of the Battle of the Somme, the original 1916 documentary that shook the world, at locations in Mexborough, Thorne, Doncaster, and Balby, presented by Mexborough’s Cozy Cinema and Doncaster 1914-18, supported by Right up Our Street. The event also features music and poetry inspired by the First World War from Mexborough’s Read to Write group, based on original research from the Mexborough and District Heritage Society. Doncaster 1914-18’s pop-up museum the Great War on Tour will also be present with costumes to try on, and original and replica and displays about how the Battle of the Somme affected people in Doncaster and neighbouring towns where the film will be showing. · A new exhibition, From Don to Somme: The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at War, using personal accounts and original objects to chart the lives of local men who served in the Battle of the Somme and on the Western Front in 1916.  Now open at the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum in Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery. A Centenary Appeal is also being unveiled on the 1 July to discover more about wartime Doncaster in 1916, and the Battle of the Somme’s ‘missing people’. Doncaster 1914-18 are calling for people to share their ancestor’s Somme stories with the project, and to add these to the Doncaster 1914-18 website to be part of a new online community archive. “We’re really keen to uncover stories about local people – both at home and on the frontline – who were involved in the Battle of the Somme,” adds Victoria Ryves, Community & Education Engagement Officer for Doncaster 1914-18.  “As the event happened outside of our ‘living history’ we have sadly lost our connection to some of the local people who gave so much for their country.  Do you have a Doncaster relative who served in the battle?  Or can you help us find out about people like Arthur Baker of Carr House Road in Doncaster who died on the first day of the Battle, aged 21?  We have his picture, but know nothing else about him – but somebody will!  We’re hoping that people will visit a centenary event and share their family’s stories or memorabilia, or investigate their own family or street history at the Doncaster 1914-18 website at” Civic Mayor of Doncaster, Cllr David Nevett said: “Doncaster’s people made a huge contribution to the war, both at home and on the front line.  So we’re hoping that everyone will get involved in the local commemoration events and the Doncaster 1914-18 Centenary Appeal, uncovering stories about wartime Doncaster to pay tribute to the memory of local men who fought at the Battle of the Somme.” Schools participating in the 1916 – 2016 Battle of the Somme Commemoration Day include Hall Cross, Hexthorpe Primary, Woodfield Primary, Bentley High Street, Pheasant Bank Academy, Carr Lodge Academy and Balby Central Primary. History societies contributing to the event include Friends of Hyde Park and Doncaster Minster.  Attending alongside Councillor David Nevett will be Mayor Ros Jones, Deputy Civic Mayor George Derx, Cllr Steve Cox, Cllr Paul Wray, and Dame Rosie Winterton. For a full event listing, to download the App, or for more details, visit  ENDS Photographs are available by following the links at the bottom of this email, or from Notes to editors: Generously supported with a grant of more than £900,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) during the four-year project, Doncaster 1914-18 will feature an ever-changing programme of events and exhibitions, with future years uncovering the diverse experiences of Doncaster people on the Home Front, including women’s experiences of war, Doncaster’s role in the Battle of the Somme, Doncaster’s Royal Flying Corps and Airfield, the role of the local countryside and country houses, and Armistice.

Falken launches new app and virtual reality adventures

Falken is now offering customers and fans alike the opportunity to be a (digital) part of the Falken Motorsports team with the launch of a Falken app. The new app features a virtual reality video shot from a 360-degree perspective inside the Falken Porsche GT3 R (Type 991). Viewers will become the co-driver on a virtual spin around the Nürburgring as well as a pit-stop and tyre change. The virtual reality video, which can be viewed using head-mounted displays (HMD), is just one of the functions offered to users by the new Falken app. It also provides a host of interesting and useful information, including a Falken dealer search and Falken brand video. “The app demonstrates Falken’s position of being on the pulse of technology,” says Stephan Cimbal, Head of Marketing at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. “We will continue advancing and expanding the app as a fun and exciting media channel that also supplies users with helpful information.” The idea and project coordination was completed in partnership with communication agency akzio! Karsten Bentlage, CEO of akzio! says: “Virtual reality will take on increasing significance in the future. We design individual solutions for our customers to create emotional brand experiences. Falken spotted the potential of the idea and can now use the Falken VR app as a highly innovative and interactive way of bringing its customers closer to its products.” The app is available free of charge from the Android or iOS Stores for ANDROID 5.0 or higher and iOS from 8.0. For maximum enjoyment, a smartphone display with minimum size of 4.7” is recommended. Links to shops: IOS: Andoid:

Jongla Social Messenger bridges the gap between instant messaging and social networks

Name: Jongla ( for  ( (,  ( (,  ( Phone ( and  ( OS ( Quick pitch: Jongla today announced the release of Social Messenger – its most significant feature upgrade yet. With new social discovery tools, a redesigned UI and brand upgrade, Jongla aims to make instant messaging more social and more fun for people around the world. Key points: · ●     People – built-in community helps users to discover interesting new people nearby · ●     Reactions – a new way to express friendship and an interest in meeting new people · ●     Rebranding – new app icon, themes, redesigned UI and user profiles · ●     Lite – world’s lightest messenger helps people to save money and data London, UK, June 22nd, 2016 –  ( (, the Finnish instant messaging pioneer, has today announced the release of Jongla Social Messenger, a new iteration of its popular cross-platform messaging app. With new built-in social integration that includes reactions, the 3rd generation Jongla aims to bridge the gap between social networks and instant messaging. Messaging apps have become the dominant platform on smartphones, surpassing social networks in  ( of user numbers worldwide. The new direction Jongla is taking is down to how the team has seen the messaging industry shift since launching in 2012. The trend of today shows that people, especially in emerging markets, are replacing their social networking apps usage with instant messengers. “The lines between social networking and messaging apps usage are blurring and we firmly believe that soon the two will meet. We’re seeing this already with chatbots. Jongla is ahead of this curve, offering new meaningful social layers to our instant messaging service and enabling our users to enjoy the best of them both,” explains Riku Salminen, CEO, Jongla. In addition to chatting, Jongla users can now discover and interact with new friends based on their location with a built-in community feature called ‘People’. The feature was designed to enable users to be able to discover interesting new people around them. To protect user privacy, only an approximate location is given and the feature is optional. “We are continuing to make Jongla more social without sacrificing the essence of it all - private messaging”, added Salminen. “For those who want to broaden their horizons to discover and interact with new friends, the community of nearby people is only one tap away.” Also added to Jongla’s Social Messenger is the ability to engage with user profiles with a choice of reaction. Reactions can be exchanged between people in Jongla’s community to express emotions from a simple thumbs-up, smile or even a virtual flirtation with a heart. “Our emotions towards other people might sometimes be hard to put into words. We wanted to give our users a way to express their friendship or interest towards new people in a meaningful and fun way,” describes Salminen. Within the next two years, a whole new generation of mobile natives - roughly a billion people - will access the mobile Internet, mostly via low-end smartphones with prepaid plans. Emerging markets, the driver of this growth, still suffer from low connectivity and the high cost of data. Jongla is growing fast in these areas with their optimised messaging solution. In 2015, Jongla become the world’s lightest messaging app in an effort to help people save money and data. According to their studies, Jongla uses 80% less data compared to Viber and 25% less data compared to Facebook Messenger*. Jongla also takes a fraction of data to download compared to all major competitors**. “Jongla remains very economical in terms of data usage and the cost related to this. From download to daily use, Jongla saves people money. It makes all the difference for the people with limited and costly prepaid data plans,” finished Salminen. Jongla is available to download for free from the  ( Store (,  ( Play (,  ( Phone Store (, and  ( Marketplace ( For more information about Jongla, please visit  ( ENDS Notes to editors *Based on a study carried out by Jongla with Android SDK command line tools and Linux Kernel, June 7th, 2016 **Android Application Package sizes in Google Play Store, May 17th, 2016 About Jongla Jongla is an innovative Finnish-based company, specialising in operator-, device- and platform-independent instant messaging.  Established in 2009, Jongla was founded by entrepreneur Arto Boman. The company is owned by a group of private investors and management. To date, Jongla has received a total of €11M in funding and been selected as a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Award 2013 – a prestigious list honouring the most promising private technology ventures from around the world. Press contacts MUSTARD PR Dan Walsh +44 (0) 7827 816 971

Copart Announces Expansion of Houston Location

Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT), a global online vehicle auction ( company, is proud to announce the expansion of its location in Houston, Texas. “For Copart, the saying of, ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ rings true for us, especially this year. Expanding our Houston location is just one of many indications of our growth in this great state,” said Jay Adair. “We have been headquartered in Dallas since 2012, and just this year, we have acquired two new locations in Texas, expanded our Fort Worth location, and we launched the first-ever retail-auction-entertainment venue featuring hundreds of powersports with CrashedToys of Dallas.” Copart recently acquired two locations in Temple and Wilmer, expanding the total number of Texas locations to 14. Among Copart’s Texas locations is CrashedToys of Dallas, which opened in April 2016, a unique location that specializes in used and repairable powersport vehicles. Copart’s Houston ( location, at 1655 Rankin Road, Houston, TX 77073, hosts online auctions every Tuesday and Friday at Noon. The Houston location encourages people to stop by, meet the friendly Copart team and preview the vehicles in person. Copart’s online auctions are not limited to only auto sales. Their inventory includes a wide selection of boats, RVs, ATVs, tractor trailers and motorcycles. Copart’s patented VB3 technology links sellers to more than 750,000 Members through its multi-channel online platform, Members can participate in multiple online auctions around the world simultaneously via mobile, tablet and desktop. Copart recently launched the Copart Mobile App (, providing Members with an easy way to stay connected with multiple live online auctions, bids, and vehicles they have won. The Copart Apple Watch App is now available for download and can be used to attend live online auctions and view upcoming auctions on the go. “We have been in the Houston community since 1993, and I recently spent some time in Houston when our Catastrophe Response Team worked to help the community recover from the floods,” said Sean Eldridge, Copart’s Chief Operating Officer. “It is a strong community, and we enjoy being a part of it. We look forward to our continued involvement.”    Copart is a proud community partner, and offers local law enforcement, fire departments and other agencies a safe training environment. Agencies commonly use Copart locations as a controlled environment for police dogs to train on the tracking of narcotics and explosive devices. Local Houston agencies are encouraged to contact the General Manager at Copart Houston to learn more about conducting training at Copart. In addition to supporting local agencies, Copart supports numerous local, regional and national charities. To learn more, please visit Copart in Your Community (


This month, one of the UK’s best loved dating sites celebrates its third anniversary, delivering a welcome message that it’s never too late to find true love. The over 60 dating ( site was launched in Summer 2013 to help over 60’s find that special someone. The site offers a safe, easy way to meet new people and is the perfect place to start dating again after a break. With over 990,000 members over the age of fifty in the network, the site has gone from strength to strength and matches couples based on a range of criteria from interests and hobbies to personality, religion, values and star signs- and much more. Because it has considerably more singles than other comparable sites, there’s a greater chance of finding your soulmate and beginning a lasting, happy relationship. Owner Lyndon Ogden said “I set the site up when I was approaching 60 and identified a need in the market. Most other sites have pictures of 20-somethings smiling out at you, whereas our site doesn’t feature anyone under 60.” Mr Ogden also commented “I met my own wife on a dating website that was OK but not great. That is why I decided to do better and build my own” Specially created to fit in with the busy lives of over 60’s, the site is perfect for those who want to meet new people but don’t have a lot of spare time. Members can chat with each other about anything that matters to them- family, hobbies, pets, books and music- before arranging to meet in person, meaning when they do meet, they’re immediately comfortable in each other’s company. The site is free to join and search, but there is a small subscription fee required in order to make connections. For more information about Over 60’s dating, or to join up, go to <<ENDS>>

UKCE Have been announced as a finalist for KDA Awards 2016

UK College of English have been nominated for the "Best use of Social Media for Business" where they have seen their social activity quadruple thus  making it a strong conversion factor for the college. Their social media marketing ( is maintained in part by Kent's digital specialists Whitefish Marketing (, who have previously and more recently attained a number of awards themselves. Last year they received the Bronze award at the Kent Digital Awards (KDA) 2015 and this year winning another Bronze at the Essex Digital Awards (EDA) 2016, for their work involved on the UKCE's parent website: UK College of Business and Computing. Atam Sharma - Director of UKCE remarked: "Our English college attracts students across the globe to study in London, usually while on work visas or vacation.  With Facebook being the second most used website in the world, it makes sense to use that facility to capture audiences overseas, and to address any questions they have about our courses before they commit.  With the levels of communication we receive via Facebook, our team have to be on the ball to answer enquiries as they arrive.  As well as for customer support, we use Facebook to showcase our social activities and classroom events.  The very nature of the learning environment in our college is about social interaction, and that is mirrored in our social profiles. Here at UKCE we are very pleased to be nominated as a finalist for the category of "Best use of social media for a business" and we have our fingers crossed!" UKCE have been quick to respond to all queries on Facebook, on average taking them less than 5 minutes to reply, gaining them a 95% response rate (since increasing to 100% after the nomination). Additionally, the engagement with multiple languages and other countries has increased the scope of their audience and in turn increased their social activity. The UK College of English ( benefit from a range of positive reviews on their Facebook page, with strong levels of interaction via their social activities put on through the College - such as their popular "Friday Conversation Club".  It is no wonder that the UKCE were nominated as a finalist for this year's Kent Digital Awards. The announcement for the awards will be held later on in June 2016.

Gränges approved stalking horse bidder in process to acquire aluminium business in the US

Gränges AB (publ) (“Gränges”) has been approved by the US Bankruptcy Court as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire Noranda Aluminum Corporation’s (“Noranda”) downstream aluminium rolling business in the United States. The agreement between Gränges and Noranda was announced on 14 June, 2016. An auction is currently scheduled for Thursday, 7 July, 2016, with bids due on 29 June, 2016. Should Gränges win the auction and receive final approval as buyer from the US Bankruptcy Court, an announcement is anticipated in mid-July, 2016. Closing is expected during the third quarter of 2016. For further information, please contact:Pernilla Grennfelt, Director Communications and IR of Grä, tel: +46 702 90 99 55 The information in this press release is such that Gränges must disclose pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on Thursday, 23 June, 2016, at 07.00 CET. About Gränges         Gränges is a leading global supplier of rolled products for brazed aluminium heat exchangers. The company develops, produces and markets advanced materials that enhance efficiency in the customer manufacturing process and the performance of the final products; brazed heat exchangers. The company’s geographical markets are Europe, Asia and the Americas. Its production facilities are located in Finspång, Sweden, and Shanghai, China, and have a combined annual capacity of 220,000 metric tonnes. Gränges has some 950 employees and net sales in 2015 totalled SEK 5,494 million. Its shares have been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since October 2014. More information on Gränges is available at ( 

Magnolia Bostad sells more than 300 rental apartments to SEB’s housing fund Domestica II

The properties being sold are Vallentuna-Åby 1:94 and Vallentuna-Åby 1:149, and the sale is made through company transfers at a price of approximately SEK 100 million. Magnolia Bostad will develop and manage the project all the way through, until the homes are ready for occupancy. The property value at completion will be about SEK 500 million. The deal is conditional upon the buyer’s financing. Åby Ängar is a new residential area, centrally located in Vallentuna and close to Vallentuna Centrum as well as the Roslagsbanan light railway. The project involves space-effective apartments spread over two blocks. The plan includes commercial premises on the ground floor and an underground garage. The buildings will be environmentally certified. Construction is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2017 and moving in occurs during 2018-2019. For more information, please contact:Fredrik Lidjan, CEO Magnolia Bostad+46 70 223 43 47,   Richard Gavel, Portfolio Manager SEB Real Estate+46 8 763 98 73, Björn Arvidsson, Portfolio Manager SEB Real Estate+46 8 522 295 91, Magnolia Bostad develops efficient, attractive and functional residential properties, including rental apartments, tenant-owned apartments and hotels, in attractive locations primarily in Sweden’s growth areas. Our work is based on a holistic approach where the operations are conducted in a manner that promotes long-term, sustainable urban development. Magnolia Bostad's share (MAG) is listed on Nasdaq First North. Erik Penser Bank is the Certified Adviser for the Company. More information is available at  The Domestica funds are managed by SEB Real Estate, which is part of SEB's asset management division and manages directly owned properties with a total value of approximately SEK 30 billion. The team provides investors discretionary portfolio management and client-tailored property funds that feature directly owned real estate properties as the underlying asset type.

Interim report 1 September 2015 - 31 May 2016

THIRD QUARTER, MARCH 1, 2016 – MAY 31, 2016 IN SUMMARY ·  Sales in comparable stores in Sweden increased during the quarter by 1.0 percent, compared to the market’s increase of 1.7 percent, (Swedish Retail and Wholesale Trade Research Institute (HUI) ·  Net sales totaled SEK 489 M (485), an increase of 0.7 percent. ·  Operating income amounted to SEK 0 M (­4). ·  Operating income before amortization for the latest 12-month period totaled SEK 89 M. ·  Operating income for the latest 12-month period totaled SEK 42 M (40). ·  The loss before tax amounted to SEK -10 M (-8). ·  The loss after tax amounted to SEK -10 M (-8), corresponding to SEK -0.28 (-0.25) per share. ·  Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 10 M (40). ·  Polarn O. Pyret acquired 51 percent of Kids Company Oy. Kids Company Oy, which is the master franchise business in Finland, is expected to generate sales of just over SEK 100 M on an annual basis and consists of 12 stores, an e-commerce store and three franchise stores in Finland. THE PERIOD, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 – MAY 31, 2016 IN SUMMARY ·  Sales in comparable stores increased by 3.7 percent during the period. ·  Net sales totaled SEK 1,618 M (1,573), equivalent to an increase of 2.9 percent. ·  Operating income totaled SEK 30 M (36). ·  Profit before tax amounted to SEK 15 M (36). ·  Profit after tax amounted to SEK 15 M (36), which corresponds to SEK 0.49 (1.07) per share. ·  Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 46 M (88). EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE PERIOD ·  In June, RNB entered into an agreement on possible extension of the existing business financing facility (SEK 400 M) from the company’s principal owner, Konsumentföreningen Stockholm. The agreement implies a possibility to extend the financing from 2017 to 2018 with unchanged contractual terms.

New Member of the East Capital Explorer’s Nomination Committee

Following the announcement on 8 June regarding the expected changes in the Nomination Committee, Mathias Svensson of Keel Capital, a Swedish asset management firm and a significant shareholder in East Capital Explorer, will join the Nomination Committee of the company. The committee will now, with its broader representation among shareholders, continue its work to find a suitable fifth board member, and call an extraordinary general and recommend the election of such candidate. East Capital Explorer’s Nomination Committee comprises, in addition to Mathias Svensson, of Magnus Lekander representing East Capital; David Bliss representing Lazard Asset Management; Mats Heiman on behalf of a group of shareholders represented by Navos Capital; and Lars O Grönstedt, Chairman of East Capital Explorer. Kestutis Sasnauskas left the nomination committee in connection with the annual general meeting held on 9 June. Contact information Magnus Lekander, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, +46 8 - 505 88 544 About East Capital Explorer East Capital Explorer AB (publ) is a Swedish investment company, offering unique investment opportunities in Eastern Europe, where the Baltic countries represent the company’s largest investment region. The company primarily invests in unlisted assets within the private equity and real estate segments. East Capital Explorer’s main investment theme is domestic growth and the company targets fast growing sectors such as Retail and Consumer goods, Financials and Real Estate. East Capital Explorer is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap. Listing: Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap - Ticker: ECEX - ISIN: SE0002158568 -Reuters: ECEX.ST - Bloomberg: ECEX SS Equity This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act and demands made in the exchange rules. It was released for publication at 08:00 a.m. CET on 23 June 2016. 

Proact awarded by NetApp for Data Fabric excellence

Proact, the leading data centre integrator and private cloud services provider, has once again been recognised for its excellence in building hybrid clouds for its customers across Europe. At the NetApp EMEA Partners Awards 2016, Proact was named the winner in the Data Fabric category. Proact CEO Jason Clark accepted the award at the NetApp EMEA Partner Executive Forum in Lisbon. Proact was mentioned for proactively promoting the Data Fabric vision and for its business success with NetApp in several countries. In every part of the fabric, Proact offers services and solutions, and continues to build, based on NetApp technology, to fully realize the potential of hybrid clouds. “The awareness that the Proact Hybrid Cloud and NetApp Data Fabric are a perfect match has in many ways defined our work and offering, and we are proud to be recognised by NetApp for our commitment to delivering on our common vision for hybrid cloud environments,” says Jason Clark, CEO, Proact IT Group AB. “Looking forward, we are confident that Data Fabric will continue to evolve to meet future challenges and, just as Proact is certainly very well prepared to serve any upcoming customer needs.” “The Data Fabric is at the heart of our corporate strategy. It is the proverbial fabric stretching across and connecting private, service provider, and hyperscale clouds,” says Alfred Manhart, Senior Director Channel & System Integrators EMEA. “To move from strategy to tangible results however requires more. We need trusted partners like Proact to promote the Data Fabric and its full solution portfolio, including technologies like FlexPod and NetApp Private Storage. In several countries across Europe, we rely on Proact to offer services and solutions for the hybrid cloud built on NetApp. They have done a fantastic job in FY16 and have rightfully won our EMEA Partner Award in the ‘Data Fabric’ category.” NetApp’s Partner Excellence awards program recognises those partners who go beyond the call of duty for their customers and demonstrate success at the highest level. For the awards, partners are evaluated on revenue attainment, growth and investment in NetApp training.

SciBase insources the production of electrodes from Ginolis

- The production of the electrodes is our most strategic and important process, which is why we want to handle it internally. We believe that by fully controlling the production process it is easier for us to drive the development of a more cost effective production forward. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Ginolis for their professional services and the high quality of the electrodes produced, says Simon Grant, CEO at SciBase. As a preparatory step two former Ginolis employees, who have been involved in the production of the electrodes, are now employed by SciBase. The production itself will continue from Ginolis’ current premises in Uppsala. By integrating the manufacturing of the electrodes into SciBase’s operations, product development including improvements of the design and the technology itself of the electrodes is facilitated. - In addition to a more efficient R&D process, we also get a deeper understanding of the production process, which enables SciBase to better evaluate the production from a strategic perspective in the future, says Anna Danström, Manager Electrode Development at SciBase. When using Nevisense, a new electrode is required for every patient examined. SciBase’s business model is based on selling instruments, but the major potential lies in the continuous use as it generates revenues from the sale of the single-use electrodes. During the first quarter of 2016 SciBase increased sales of the electrodes with 34 percent. The company does not expect the margin, which improved strongly in 2016, to be affected notably short-term. For more information, please contact:Simon Grant, CEOPhone: +46 72 887 43 99Email: The information in this press release is disclosed by SciBase Holding AB (publ) in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 a.m. CET, on 23 June 2016. About Skin CancerSkin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, accounting for nearly half of all cancers. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop skin cancer at least once. Malignant melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer causing the majority (75%) of deaths related to skin cancer. Worldwide, doctors diagnose about 230,000 new cases of melanoma yearly. About SciBase and NevisenseSciBase AB is a Swedish medical technology company, headquartered in Stockholm that has developed a unique point-of-care device for the accurate detection of malignant melanoma. Its product, Nevisense, helps doctors to detect malignant melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. SciBase was founded by Stig Ollmar, Associate Professor at The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Nevisense is based on substantial research and has achieved excellent results in the largest clinical study ever conducted on the detection of malignant melanoma. Nevisense is CE marked in Europe, has TGA approval in Australia, and is awaiting FDA clearance in the United States. Nevisense is based on a method called Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), which uses the varying electrical properties of human tissue to categorize cellular structures and thereby detect malignancies. SciBase is listed on Nasdaq First North (“SCIB”). Avanza is the certified advisor. Further information is available on 

Scandic Hotels to enter strategic partnership with MCI Nordics

Scandic Hotels is the first hotel company in the Nordic countries to sign an agreement with MCI Nordics. The partnership aims to offer the best experiences to MCI’s customers who have high demands when it comes to food and beverages as well as accommodations and meeting spaces. Scandic’s market-leading hotel portfolio and customer offering constitute an important platform for professional and high-quality events and conferences. -  We look forward to a long-term cooperation with MCI. Together, we will ensure that our common customers enjoy the absolute best complete experiences, says Martin Creydt, Chief Operating Officer Scandic Hotels Group. -  We chose Scandic because of its excellent geographic network and vast experience in arranging events. In addition, like Scandic, we work actively with CSR, which is an important parameter for us when choosing suppliers, says Thomas Wüthrich, Regional Managing Director at MCI Nordics.  In each of the Nordic capitals, Scandic has conference facilities that can accommodate from 200 to 2,000 people. For more information about Scandic’s conference offering, visit Conferences and meetings at Scandic (  For more information, please contact:Martin Creydt, Chief Operating Officer, Scandic Hotels GroupPhone: +46 70 97 35 188Anna-Klara Lindholm, PR Manager, Scandic Hotels GroupE-mail: anna-klara.lindholm@scandichotels.comPhone: +46 70 97 35


“For our 2.9 million customers, we want to offer Finland’s best digital banking and payment services. With mobile refuelling (, customers no longer need to use payment cards or enter their PIN code at the gas station – paying for gas only requires three simple taps on your smartphone. In the Finnish winter, with temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius, refuelling can be a hassle, and we believe that the service overcomes such inconveniences and ensures a seamless user experience. This is a good example of how we aim to simplify everyday life for people in Finland,” says Pekka Ylihurula, managing director of S-Bank. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) presents the Insight European Technology Implementation Award ( to a European ground-breaking company, which inspires others to develop new kinds of services to its market. At the award ceremony on June 9th, the S-Bank's and ABC’s mobile refuelling won thanks to its uniqueness and user-friendliness. The S-Bank and the ABC group work together with HiQ to develop digital services for the ABC gas stations. The new mobile refuelling feature, found within the S-mobile application, is the first of its kind internationally. HiQ Finland is responsible for the technical realisation and managing director Jukka Rautio sees the S-Bank as a brave pioneer. ”With their own point-of-view, the S-Bank has challenged the digital arena by offering completely new kinds of services. The new mobile refuelling feature is a great example of how to use Internet of Things in practice. This award also acknowledges the S-Bank’s innovative service development globally, and we are incredibly proud of the opportunity to help the S-Bank in creating a simpler everyday life,“ Jukka Rautio explains. ”In a connected world the best results are born by identifying and shaping new kinds of value chains. At HiQ we are experts on doing exactly that. By working together we can truly simplify people’s lives,” says Lars Stugemo, president and CEO of HiQ. For more information, please contact:Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ, tel. +46 8 588 90 000 Jukka Rautio, Managing Director, HiQ Finland, tel. +358 40 827 1142 Jenny Normark Sperens, Head of Corporate Communications, tel. +46 734 431 007 The S-Bank (S-Pankki) is a Finnish bank aiming to offer simple and functional banking services to their 2.9 million customers. It offers extensive services within daily financial matters, savings, placements and the financing of purchases. S-Bank invests strongly in digitalisation and in simplifying daily life for their customers. S-Pankki serves their customers online and through the S-mobile application, in social media and via telephone, as well as at more than 700 service spots all around Finland. The S-Bank’s funds and private banking services are provided by the subsidiary FIM. The S-Bank is owned by the S-Group (75%), the LähiTapiola Group (23,5%) and Elo (1,5%) and its services are primarily aimed at the co-op members of the S-Group and LähiTapiola Group.

NEL ASA: Awarded hydrogen fueling station contract in Sweden

(Oslo, 23 June 2016) Nel Hydrogen Solutions (formerly branded as a part of H2 Logic) has entered into an agreement with the City of Mariestad for the sale and construction of a H2Station®. The hydrogen fueling station will be located in the strategic Gothenburg-Stockholm corridor, and will complete the last leg in connecting the Scandinavian capitals.   “The City of Mariestad is actively pursuing a strategy of increasing use of renewable energy and fostering a local industry within new technologies. The new hydrogen fueling stations is an important step, as it enables use of hydrogen as fuel for vehicles and creates a platform for new activities within renewable hydrogen production and energy storage. In addition, the new station in Mariestad will provide hydrogen fueling in the strategic transport corridor between Gothenburg and Stockholm, enabling hydrogen vehicles to make the cross-country drive between the two cities, for the first time”, says Jacob Krogsgaard, Division Manager of Nel Hydrogen Solutions. The project includes a turn-key installation of a H2Station® including services & maintenance and will be owned by the City of Mariestad. The agreement has a contract value exeeding EUR 1 million and will be delivered in the forth quarter of 2016.  The hydrogen fueling station in Mariestad is part of the EUR 100 million H2ME-2 project, co-funded with EUR 35 million from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a public private partnership supporting fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. “We started working with the H2ME-2 program during the second half of 2015. We are happy to announce the first H2Station for Marienstad, and will continue to work under the same program to deploy more stations in the Nordic region”, Krogsgaard concludes. For additional information, please contact: Jacob Krogsgaard, Division Manager of Nel Hydrogen Solutions, +45 2871 8945 About Nel Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Since its foundation in 1927, Nel has a proud history of development and continual improvement of hydrogen plants. Our hydrogen solutions cover the entire value chain from hydrogen production technologies to manufacturing of hydrogen fueling stations, providing all fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as conventional vehicles today.

Wilson Therapeutics presents preliminary clinical data on Decuprate® at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson´s Disease and Movement Disorders

Wilson Therapeutics AB (publ), announces that preliminary data from the company’s ongoing Phase II clinical trial for Decuprate® (bis-choline tetrathiomolybdate; WTX101) in Wilson Disease will be presented today at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson´s Disease and Movement Disorders, taking place in Berlin, Germany, June 19-23. The poster presentation of the data will be provided by Prof. Anna Czlonkowska. The underlying data have previously been presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology on May 30. WTX101-201 is a Phase II clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of Decuprate® monotherapy dosed once daily in 28 newly-diagnosed patients with Wilson Disease, aged 18 years and older, who are previously untreated or have received a standard of care agent for up to two years. The study is being conducted at 11 sites in the U.S. and Europe, and will follow patients on Decuprate® for 24 weeks. Patients completing the 24 weeks can elect to stay on Decuprate® in an extension phase of the study. The last patient was enrolled in the trial on May 18 and as of June 23, ten patients have reached the end of the 24-week treatment period. All ten patients have elected to continue Decuprate® treatment in the extension phase. The patients recruited had various degrees of hepatic impairment at the time of enrollment and the majority of enrolled patients also had neurological symptoms at study start. About Decuprate® (bis-choline tetrathiomolybdate; WTX101)Decuprate® is a first in class, specific Copper-Protein Trap under investigation as a novel therapy in Wilson Disease. Decuprate®, unlike current treatments for Wilson Disease, appears to have direct activity in the liver where it specifically targets and reduces toxic free copper. Decuprate® also reduces toxic free copper in the blood, and then excretes it via the bile, the body’s natural route for excess copper elimination. The active ingredient of Decuprate®, tetrathiomolybdate, has been tested in several clinical studies in Wilson Disease patients and the data from these studies, as well as preliminary data from the Company’s ongoing Phase II study, suggest that Decuprate® can rapidly lower and control toxic free copper levels and improve clinical symptoms in these patients. The data also suggest that Decuprate® is well-tolerated with the potential for a reduced risk of neurological worsening after initiation of therapy compared to existing therapies. Decuprate® is expected to have a once-daily dosing regimen which may potentially translate into improved compliance in Wilson Disease patients, leading to fewer treatment failures and ultimately improved outcomes as a result. Decuprate® has received orphan drug designation for the treatment of Wilson disease in the US and EU. About Wilson DiseaseWilson Disease is a rare genetic disease that causes serious copper poisoning. The genetic defect causes excessive copper accumulation, primarily in the liver and/or the central nervous system and the disease results in life-threatening damage to the liver and brain if left untreated. Wilson Disease affects approximately one in every 30,000 people worldwide, corresponding to a prevalence of approximately 10,000 patients in the US and 15,000 patients in the EU. The therapies currently being used in Wilson Disease were introduced in the 1950’s and 60’s and since then there have been no new treatment options developed for patients with this disease. About Wilson TherapeuticsWilson Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company, based in Stockholm, Sweden, that develops novel therapies for patients with rare diseases. Wilson Therapeutics’ lead product, Decuprate®, is initially being developed as a novel treatment for Wilson Disease and is currently being evaluated in a Phase II clinical study. Wilson Therapeutics is listed in the Mid Cap segment on Nasdaq Stockholm with the stock ticker WTX. Visit for more information. For further information contact:Jonas Hansson, CEO, Wilson Therapeutics ABTelephone: +46 8 796 00 00Email: Wilson Therapeutics AB (publ)Org nr 556893-0357Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15SE-111 53 Stockholm The information in the press release is such that Wilson Therapeutics is required to disclose publicly in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on June 23, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

LFV and Saab sign agreement to upgrade the Remote Tower Centre in Sundsvall

The Remote Tower Centre is the control centre from which LFV has been operating remote air navigation services for Örnsköldsvik Airport since April 2015. Work to develop, validate and analyse ways in which an air traffic controller might manage more than one airport from an RTC has been under way for many years, partly in the context of SESAR, the EU development programme for air traffic management, and also as part of other development projects. The product to be supplied to LFV is based on a further development of Saab’s product for multiple airport operations designed for the Irish Aviation Authority.“This investment is part of LFV’s plans to ensure that our Remote Tower Service (RTS) product is competitive in the long term and flexible enough to meet the needs of our airport customers,” says Niclas Gustavsson, LFV’s Director of Business Development and International Affairs. This is also the start of our work to get operational approval from the Swedish Transport Agency for multiple airport operations at the LFV RTC in Sundsvall”.“After more than a year of providing remotely-operated air navigation services and with 4 000 hours of operational and systems experience, this is the next step in our investment in RTS. It’s another smart solution for the aviation industry, says Gustavsson. For more information please contact the LVF press service on +46 11 19 20 50. Facts · LFV is first in the world with remotely operated air traffic management, Remote Tower Services, RTS. Since April 2015 Örnsköldsvik Airport has been remote controlled from the Remote Tower Centre, RTC, in Sundsvall. After one year of operations, LFV has 4000 hours experience of operative remote tower services. · LFV offers air traffic management and related services both nationally and internationally. · LFV provides safe, efficient and environmentally adapted air traffic services for civil and military aviation. · LFV controls traffic at 23 airports and 3 control centres in Sweden and provides air traffic service at five airports in Abu Dhabi.  · LFV conducts research and develops new services and operational concepts in order to meet the ever greater requirements for capacity, accessibility and sustainability. · LFV collaborates in various alliances and organisations to improve the efficiency of European airspace. · LFV has more than 70 years’ experience and knowledge of air traffic services and air safety. LFV in figures 20153.4 billion turnover.1200 employees.712,000 aircraft movements in Swedish air space.99.9 per cent punctuality.23 Swedish airports traffic controlled by LFV.3 control centres with air traffic services.30 years experience of business in more than 50 countries.150 air traffic controllers trained in ‘green air traffic management’ in 2015.100 per cent of air safety goals met. 

Rejlers to present 'Digitalisation in a Nordic energy system' at SvD Energy Summit

“Here at Rejlers we believe very strongly that digitalisation of the energy system will lead to more effective grid operation, as well as better optimisation of investments. This would in turn lead to the streamlining of our energy system in line with the EU's climate goals. In that way, we could help both our customers' businesses and society as a whole”, says Jenny Edfast, Head of the Energy division at Rejlers Sweden.The energy sector is facing certain significant challenges at the moment. How can we create a market that will press ahead with the switch-over to renewables and at the same time guarantee the energy supply? At the SvD Energy Summit from 13–14 September, key individuals from the energy sector ecosystem will come together to give their views on the current market and the strategic choices they have made. They will also look at future opportunities and threats. The conference will give you a clearer idea of developments, but also solutions to the problems the sector is facing.You will get answers to questions such as:• Swedish energy policy and transformation across Europe – how are these connected?• What does Sweden's policy have to say on this? Listen to Ibrahim Baylan• What effect could the Energy Union have on the market?• How could the energy situation be improved while nuclear power is being phased out?• What investment will there be in the energy sector in future?• How could energy stocks affect electrics?• What effect could smarter networks and new business models have on the sector?For more on the event programme and to register, go to www.energysummit.nuFor further information:Peter Rejler; President and CEO, e-mail: peter.rejler@rejlers.seJenny Edfast, Head of the Energy division at Rejlers Sweden, +46 706 496 413, e-mail: jenny.edfast@rejlers.seRejlers is one of the largest engineering consultancy firms in the Nordic region. Our 2,100 experts work with projects in the areas of Building and property, Energy, Industry and Infrastructure. At Rejlers, you will meet specialist engineers with the knowledge, cutting edge expertise and energy to achieve results. We are still experiencing rapid growth and can now be found in 80 locations in Sweden, Finland and Norway. Rejlers recorded revenue of SEK 1.9 billion in 2015 and its class B share is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.

Advenica to take part in a Swedish Cybersecurity Index

Digitalization is becoming a center focus across all industries. The drive towards digitalization is for organizations to become more competitive in the market place, optimize productivity all the while adhere to the requirements for personal data, incidents and protection towards different fields. Many times security is seen as an obstacle and not as an opportunity. As a result of this index, corporations can evaluate where they stand amongst others. This index can serve as best practice guide and a source of inspiration to see cybersecurity as an opportunity for digitalization. “Digital responsibility must begin today! The outcome of digital responsibility is for organizations to have a clear vision on what their cybersecurity goals and objectives should be. An index creates a good overview and can help provide an understanding on what areas needs improvement.” Håkan Ahrefors, PhD CISA Security & Compliance Specialist, Advenica AB For further information, please contact: Einar Lindquist, CEO Advenica AB, +46 (0)704 29 98 39, About Advenica Advenica is a leading European provider of cybersecurity. Advenica develops, manufactures and sells advanced cyber security solutions that prevent intrusions, theft and data leakage at information exchanges and therefore enables interaction between and within nations, organisations and systems with high security requirements. Advenica AB is a publicly traded company listed on Nasdaq OMQ First North Premier with the name ADVE. Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag.

BillerudKorsnäs reports serious fraud to Swedish police

BillerudKorsnäs has during June 2016 been exposed to serious external fraud of an advanced nature. The company has, despite rigorous control mechanisms, been deceived to make payments on the basis of false invoices. The situation was quickly identified by the BillerudKorsnäs finance function and the extent of the fraud could therefore be limited through recovery of major parts of the payments. After these measures, the maximal damage is about SEK 25 million. The fraud has been reported to the Swedish police who is currently investigating the case. BillerudKorsnäs has initiated an internal investigation to assess if, and if so where, there has been lack of compliance with internal routines. Until the internal investigation is finalized, BillerudKorsnäs has taken measures to prevent similar situations to occur. “We treat this situation seriously. This type of fraud becomes more and more advanced and difficult to detect. This is a signal to us and to the rest of the business community about the importance of increased alertness”, comments Per Lindberg, President and CEO, BillerudKorsnäs AB. BillerudKorsnäs has reported the claim to the insurance company and an insurance case has been initiated. For further information, please contact: Susanne Lithander, CFO, +46 (0)8 553 335 00 Henrik Essén, SVP Communication and Sustainability, +46 (0)8 553 335 00 The information is such   that BillerudKorsnäs Aktiebolag (publ) is obligated to publish under the   Swedish Securities Market Act. Submitted for publication at 11.10 CET, June 23rd 2016.

Diversified appoints new divisional Group Director

Diversified Communications UK has today announced the appointment of Simon Coe as group director for its Peterborough Division, with overall responsibility for the future direction and growth of the division’s transport and tourism portfolios, as well as new business development. Mr Coe has over 30 years’ senior level experience in publishing and exhibitions, including Link House Magazines, Clarion Events, Ocean Media and NCC Events. “This is a hugely significant appointment for Diversified and having worked with Simon before, I have absolutely no doubt that he is the right person to lead the Peterborough division going forward,” said Carsten Holm, managing director of Diversified UK.  "He has a proven ability to create a vision, drive innovation and deliver results but, above all, it’s his ability to get involved, to really understand the issues and to meet the changing needs of the markets he has been involved with, which has impressed me.  We are very lucky to have him as part of the team and I know he will be very popular with both customers and staff.” “I’m really looking forward to joining Diversified and excited about all the possibilities that lie in the future of the business,” said Simon Coe.  “Diversified is a great company with a reputation for innovation, attention to detail and for going the extra mile; all the things which I’m also really passionate about.  The company already has some great products but I think we can do so much more, so this is a really exciting time to be joining.” Simon Coe will join with immediate effect. ###

Peter Muld to serve as Chief Digital Officer of ICA Gruppen

The business environment is changing rapidly, and all of ICA Gruppen’s subsidiaries are already working actively with digitalisation. However, the additions of both ICA Insurance and Apotek Hjärtat have created several interfaces with the same customers, which is giving rise to new opportunities. Being able to fully capitalise on these will require sharper focus, specialised expertise and greater coordination between the Group’s subsidiaries. “We are very happy that we can now establish a CDO function headed by Peter Muld,” comments Liv Forhaug, Chief Strategy Officer, ICA Gruppen. “Peter has a highly relevant background with extensive experience in both IT and business opportunities coupled to digitalisation, among other things from his former role as Business CIO and head of the digital transformation at SAS. I also see Peter’s diverse and broad record of experience from both entrepreneurial ventures and large corporations as a merit in his ability to contribute to our journey of change.” The new function will serve primarily in a strategic role and will report to the Chief Strategy Officer. In addition, the function will lead selected development projects with significance for several of the Group’s subsidiaries. In time, the new function will consist of a handful of individuals who will work closely with key employees in the subsidiaries. For more informationICA Gruppen press service, Tel.: +46 10 422 52 52

BeA introduces new reciprocating saw blades

BeA, the manufacturer of fastening technology, tools and consumables for the pallet industry, has enhanced its product offer. The business which is committed to offering a complete range of solutions to those involved in both pallet manufacturing and refurbishment has recently launched a comprehensive selection of reciprocating saw blades. The new blades complement a portfolio that already includes fully automated pallet fastening systems, pneumatic coil nailers and pneumatic EPAL staplers. BeA also offers an extensive choice of nails (including EPAL certified nails) and EPAL staples, which are widely acknowledged as being some of the highest quality on the market. Like all BEA products, the new blades are designed to offer maximum reliability in turn helping to reduce downtime and improve productivity. They are Swiss made using a welded bi-metal construction for optimum durability. They also employ vario teething which can make light work of sawing through timber as well as nails embedded in wood. Further benefits include impressive compatibility. The new BeA blades can be used with all leading brand reciprocating saws. They also feature clear product labeling on the blade itself to simplify product selection and enhance ease of use. Commenting on the new blades, Paul Shepherd, national sales manager at BeA, said: "Thanks to a focus on offering high performance, highly reliable fastening solutions, BeA has become a preferred partner for some of the world's leading pallet manufacturing, refurbishment and pooling companies. "Our new reciprocating saw blades will help us to build on that track record. Not only do they enable us to meet the industry's needs in an additional area, but they also maintain a wider belief in offering solutions capable of making a difference to our customers' success."  - ENDS - Images:                      BeA recip saw blades.jpg        Caption:                     New blades from BeA. Manufacturer of fastening technology, tools and consumables for the pallet industry, BeA has launched a new range of reciprocating saw blades.

IAR Systems announces support for ARMv8-M and ARM Fast Models

Uppsala, Sweden—June 23, 2016—IAR Systems® is proud to present that the latest version of the powerful development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM® enables early software development for the ARMv8-M architecture. Thanks to an integration of ARM Fast Models hardware simulation technology, developers get access to a virtual prototype of the new ARMv8-M architecture directly in IAR Embedded Workbench. The ability to do virtual prototyping is very beneficial in the early stages of the silicon bring-up. The ARMv8-M architecture is the next generation of the ARM Cortex®-M microcontroller architecture. It includes hardware-based security extensions with the ARM TrustZone® technology and focuses on bringing productivity and security to a wider number of developers and applications in the embedded and Internet of Things markets. The C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench supports all available ARM cores and devices from all major vendors, in total over 4,500 devices, and the latest version now adds support for the ARMv8-M architecture. In addition to its sophisticated IAR C/C++ Compiler™, the toolchain includes extensive debugging capabilities through the C-SPY® Debugger that now also integrates the ARM Fast Models hardware simulation technology through the CADI interface. The extensively validated programmer’s view models in ARM Fast Models provide access to ARM-based systems suitable for early software development. This makes it possible for developers to start developing for ARMv8-M before silicon availability. ”Providing robust security in the microcontroller itself is essential for the future of billions of connected devices, and we are proud to enable early software development for new technologies within this space, says Anders Lundgren, Product Manager, IAR Systems. “Our long history with ARM makes it possible for us to deliver early support for the new ARMv8-M architecture in our powerful compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.” IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is a complete toolchain for embedded development. It includes the powerful IAR C/C++ Compiler as well as the C-SPY Debugger with a broad selection of smart features such as complex code and data breakpoints, runtime stack analysis, call stack visualization, code coverage analysis and integrated power consumption monitoring. Integrated add-on tools for static analysis and runtime analysis are also available. For more information about IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, visit ### Ends Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR Connect, C-SPY, C-RUN, C-STAT, visualSTATE, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR Experiment!, I-jet, I-jet Trace, I-scope, IAR Academy, IAR, and the logotype of IAR Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. All other products names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Introducing - the new way to shop for the best mobile deals

Graphics attached show best example savings for monthly or SIM-only deals is an independent comparison website dedicated to helping consumers find the cheapest mobile phone deals on offer. Its main USP is that it lets you know in real time if there are any better deals available for the handset and tariff you require - and whether a monthly contract or a SIM-only and Handset only deal would work out cheapest, ensuring you always get the best deal. Another unique feature is the aggregation of handset reviews from over 30 well-respected review sites giving users an overall weighted average rating for every phone on the market. The site currently compares over 1.5 million mobile phone contracts and SIM-only deals from over 40 UK retailers and mobile operators daily. Dr Shahrum Gilani, Founder of HandsetExpert, said: “We pride ourselves on the ability to find the best deals and prices available and providing helpful, unbiased information. “With an easy-to-use interface and unique features such as a SIM-only vs Pay Monthly comparison engine, we ensure our customers always find the right phone and tariff for them.” About was founded in 2014 by Dr Shahrum Gilani. It is an independent recommendation and price comparison site for mobile phones and SIM-only contracts. Dr Gilani is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and University College London, and has a doctorate in Computer Science. His research has spanned a variety of topics in science, engineering and technology, and he is now using this expertise to find the best mobile phone deals available.

SkinSins Body Art Launches with Debut Couture Collections

The future of temporary tattoos has just got a bit more exciting, thanks to the introduction of SkinSins, a luxurious range of premium body art that is guaranteed to turn heads. Their Iconic debut collections consist of 16 visually arresting statement pieces in colours, sizes and with a precision never seen before, all drawn by hand and made with love in Barcelona.  Norwegian founder Tille del Negro dreamed up the concept, inspired by the bare feet, salty skin and glamourous people of the small Spanish village she calls home. SkinSins quickly gained a cult status when they released their very first 10 samples and was worn & loved by power girls like Anja Rubik, Audrey Marnay, Pixie Geldof, Lily Sumner and Joana Preiss. SkinSins key philosophy is individuality, expressing the mood of where you are & who you are in these fleeting moments called life. “Within us all lies that raw ancient warrior, that purity of the saint, the wild opulence of a lioness, the lover, the rebel, the mother. With Art that is temporary we want to focus on the impermanent states, how we express ourselves, how we feel from moment to moment.” says Creative Director Tille del Negro They will launch their online store, this end of June featuring photographic collaborations with Mario Sorrenti, Ellen Von Unwerth, Christophe Rihet and their in -house photographer Kate Bellm. Each flash tattoo arrives in an oversized clutch envelope designed by Sarah Thorne, making each SkinSins moment a ritual and each gift special.  SkinSins is far more than simple flash tattoos. They are an expression of creativity and individuality, and mark the start of a brand new way of accessorising. We would love to hear from you! 

Leading US gastrointestinal cancer expert, Professor Margaret Tempero appointed to Immunovia’s Scientific Advisory Board

Professor Tempero is a professor of medicine in Hematology and Oncology and a pioneer in applying radioactively tagged antibodies for cancer therapy and is leading national US research projects for gastrointestinal cancer, including pancreatic cancer. She has served as the Chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel on Pancreatic Cancer since 2000, is Co-chair on the Pancreas Task Force Tissue Acquisition Working Group for the NCI intergroup and co-organized the State of the Science meeting on pancreatic cancer at the NCI. Professor Tempero has also held many appointments at AACR and ASCO and served as a member of the ASCO Board of Directors and as ASCO President in 2004. She was a member of the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee for the FDA from 2007-2011. Professor Tempero is or has been, on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Lustgarten Foundation, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the V Foundation, The Alberta Canada Cancer Board and the EORTC. “Professor Tempero brings immense experience to our Scientific Board and we are delighted she has agreed to join. Her perspective and network will be invaluable as we look to extend our trial programs into key US centers and further our discussions with the FDA,” said Mats Grahn, CEO, Immunovia. Professor Tempero added: “I am pleased to join Immunovia’s Scientific Advisory Board at this exciting stage of the company’s development. If successful, I believe IMMray™ PanCan-d can make a real difference in improving pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment and increasing patient survival rates.” For more information, please contact: Mats Grahn Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Immunovia Tel.: +46-70-5320230. Email:  About ImmunoviaImmunovia AB was founded in 2007 by investigators from the Department of Immunotechnology at Lund University and CREATE Health, the Center for Translational Cancer Research in Lund, Sweden. Immunovia’s strategy is to decipher the wealth of information in blood and translate it into clinically useful tools to diagnose complex diseases such as cancer, earlier and more accurately than previously possible. Immunovia´s core technology platform, IMMray™, is based on antibody biomarker microarray analysis. The company is now performing clinical validation studies for the commercialization of IMMray™ PanCan-d that could be the first blood based test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  In the beginning of 2016, the company started a program focused on autoimmune diseases diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring. The first test from this program, IMMray™ SLE-d, is a biomarker signature derived for differential diagnosis of lupus, now undergoing evaluation and validation. In the beginning of 2016, the company started a program focused on autoimmune diseases diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring. The first test from this program, IMMray™ SLE-d, is a biomarker signature derived for differential diagnosis of lupus, now undergoing evaluation and validation. (Source: Immunovia’s shares (IMMNOV) are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and Wildeco is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit About Pancreatic CancerPancreatic Cancer is one of the most deadly and difficult to detect cancers, as the signs and symptoms are diffuse and similar to other diseases. There are more than 40,000 deaths and over 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone, and the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is currently 4-6%. It is predicted to become the second leading cause of cancer death by 2020. However, because resection is more successful in stage I/II, can significantly improve pancreatic cancer patients’ 5-year survival rates from 4-6% to potentially 50-60%.  ###

LGBT+ online gamers to get physical at this year’s Pride in London

TOM’s Casino, the world’s only online LGBT+ gaming community, is honored to announce that it will be joining this month’s Pride festival in London as an official sponsor. The gaming site, which launched earlier this year as the first of its kind, and designed with the LGBT+ community in mind, will be hitting the streets of London for the first time ever at this year’s Pride celebrations in Trafalgar Square on June 25th and the Picnic in the Park music festival on June 26th. “We are extremely proud to be part of Pride in London 2016,” says Tom Kåhre, CEO of Lunas Entertaiment, the company behind the creation of TOM’s Casino. “At Lunas, we are deeply committed to do our part in supporting humanity, LGBT equality, and related communities and projects all over the world.”  Kåhre and TOM’s Casino are continuously looking to connect with UK-based LGBT non-profits to cooperate on common charitable goals.  “We invite humanitarian and LGBT+ associations and organizations in all of our 11 active countries to send suggestions and proposals to for consideration“, Kåhre says. This year, Pride in London invites London’s LGBT+ community and its fellow allies to stand together to celebrate and work for the extension of the freedom for people everywhere with #nofilter – the theme of its 2016 campaign. The extended Pride Festival in London will take place between 10 and 26 June. After London, TOM’s Casino’s involvement with this year’s event follows its sponsorship of Capital Pride festival in Ottawa, Canada, which takes place in August and will see the Canadian LGBT+ community celebrate the 31st anniversary of the event. About Tom’s Casino  TOM’s Casino is an homage to Touko Laaksonen (Finnish, 1920–1991), a.k.a. Tom of Finland. Tom of Finland is widely regarded as the foremost gay male erotic artist of our time. A product of Lunas Entertainment Ltd, TOM’s Casino helps support the non-profit activities of Tom of Finland Foundation, and a portion of the casino’s proceeds goes to assist in furthering its goals. TOM’s Casino is active and available in eleven countries all over the world including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom.Tom of Finland Foundation Tom of Finland Foundation is a non-profit organization which was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland in 1984. As Tom had established worldwide recognition as the master of homoerotic art, the Foundation’s original purpose was to preserve his vast catalogue of work. Years later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or generated a sexual response. Today, the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public  to the cultural merits of erotic art in promoting healthier and more tolerant attitudes about sexuality. / Media / Charitable / CEO Tom Kåhre Find out more about Pride in London: about Ottawa Capital Pride:

Jo Thornton Announce Restock of Coveted ‘Style 7B’ Breast Enhancers, Just in Time for Summer

Confidence boosting specialist, Jo Thornton has relaunched one of her beloved breast-enhancing favourites, just in time for summer. After teaming up with a fantastic new supplier, Jo Thornton has reintroduced the much-loved Style 7B breast enhancer, offering an increase of up to two full cup sizes, with a totally natural look. The Style 7B has been out of stock for around a year, but now she’s back and ready to make her presence known! Not only is the cleavage-boosting miracle-worker back in stock, she’s back in stock at a reduced price of £15.40, for a limited time only. The pair of breast enhancers help ladies to enhance their best assets, pushing them up or filling them out without appearing fake. The ridged curve of these breast enhancers helps keep their shape perfectly, and blend with the breasts for an authentic look, whether you’re going for a deep, plunging swimsuit or a daring bandeau dress. Jo Lucas, Founder and Director, says, “I’m thrilled to have the Style 7B breast enhancers back in stock. This style was very popular the first time around, and now with a wonderful new supplier, she’s ready to offer a real boost on those occasions when you really need to impress.” Jo adds, “Summer is just around the corner, and many women are feeling self-conscious about flashing the flesh – but with the Style 7B enhancers back in stock, ladies can achieve a fuller, more shapely look, giving them confidence in their body and allowing them to relax and enjoy the summer without feeling insecure.” Style 7B is suitable for ladies with B, C, D and E cups – the most pronounced increase in size will obviously be experienced by those with a smaller bust to begin with, but the enhancers are expected to add one or two cup sizes at the least. The total weight is 330g, and the cleavage-creators have a medium texture, allowing them to blend with the bra while still giving a firm, comfortable push. Jo Thornton started as an online shop selling breast enhancers, and has since grown into a one-stop-shop for ladies feeling self-conscious about their bust size or shape. Ladies who need help after surgery, or those who simply want to achieve a fuller shape, have flocked to the online store – and as the store has grown, so has the product range. What started out as ‘Silicone-Sally’ blossomed into a successful business selling breast forms and prosthetic breasts, as well as tit tape, nipple covers and the popular breast enhancers that helped make the venture so successful. Jo continues, “Every woman is blessed with a different shape, and we all want different things from our bras, depending on our outfit and how confident we’re feeling. We deserve to have those needs catered for. My store now offers the largest range of breast enhancers in the UK, as well as a multitude of complementary products designed to help women look and feel great, whatever they’re wearing.” For more information about Jo Thornton, visit the website:  


GOODWOOD, UK (23 June, 2016) – Cummins display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23-26) will once again draw the crowds with a unique engineering project on show.  An iconic London Routemaster red bus is going ‘green’ with a Cummins ISB4.5 clean diesel engine, ensuring it is ready to meet the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards planned to take effect in congested areas of the capital from 2018 to 2020. The AEC Routemaster RM1005 double-deck bus which first entered service in 1962, now has the distinction of being the oldest ever bus to meet the latest Euro VI emissions standards. This follows a repower project undertaken by the application engineering team at the Cummins Darlington Engine Plant. The project offers the opportunity to preserve historic Routemasters for many years ahead. The bus owner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, former Commissioner of Transport for London, challenged the Cummins engineers to extend the operating life of RM1005 with a cost efficient repower package, thereby creating an ultra-low emissions option to enable other Routemasters to continue operating in London. Initial road testing reveals the bus to be easy to drive, with smooth acceleration and quiet operation. The driver cab dash panel and pedal controls have been upgraded to align with the new engine technology. The highly compact envelope of the 4.5-litre ISB clean diesel engine and integrated exhaust aftertreatment is an ideal fit in the small engine compartment, ensuring that the characteristic external appearance of the bus remains unchanged. “This is the first public display of the Cummins repowered Routemaster and we’re sure its iconic design coupled with its ultra-clean environmental credentials will prove of great interest to visitors to Goodwood, commented Ashley Watton, Cummins Director On-Highway Europe. “This year’s diesel star of the Goodwood event is one of the most interesting engineering projects the Cummins team has ever embarked upon. While there is further road testing to be completed, the repowered Routemaster offers the potential to achieve an extremely low carbon footprint per passenger. This means that RM1005 could return to the streets of London with an equal environmental standing as the latest generation of diesel hybrid and alternative fuel buses currently running in the capital. It seems fitting that the leading independent engine supplier into the European bus market be first to bring Euro VI low emissions technology to this historic vehicle, building on Cummins success in the bus market and the recent launch of stop-start technology,” concluded Watton. Also available to view on the Cummins stand this year will be a working ‘Engineers On Duty’ display, with Cummins service technician and apprentice demonstrating how an ISB engine can be fully dismantled and then rebuilt during the course of the day. Note to editors: RM1005 – An Illustrious Career Continues RM1005 first entered service in Holloway, London in March 1962 and began earningits status as one of the most famous of the remaining Routemaster buses. After a major refurbishment, a new Cummins engine was installed in 2000. The bus re-entered scheduled service with London Sovereign when Route 13 was converted back to Routemaster operation up until 2005. The bus was bought by Sir Peter Hendy in 2007 for private use, when it was reunited with its original registration number 5CLT and later ran on heritage Route 9 connecting London tourist attractions. RM1005 received high profile attention in 2012 as one of the London heritage buses supporting the Olympic Games, taking part in celebration events and carrying visitors to the Olympic Park. Now repowered with Cummins clean diesel power, the illustrious career of RM1005 is set to continue. – more ­­– About Cummins Inc. Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emissions solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide, and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and more than 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases can be found on the Web at or Follow Cummins on Twitter at and on YouTube at                                                                                                                       # # #             Note to editor: the following images can be downloaded at  1. Routemaster RM1005 on the Cummins Stand At Goodwood 2. Cummins ISB 4-cylinder, 4.5-litre engine installation   CONTACT:  Kevan Browne, Cummins Inc. +44 7718 581313

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

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, June 25th, 2016. The free clinic features current and former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth. This clinic is sponsored by Don Chapin Company, A&A Glass Co., All Temp Refrigeration, FOA: Family of Athletes, Gold Star Buick GMC, Green’s Camera World, Kelly-Moore Paints, Phil Riker, Pinnacle Healthcare and the Pizza Factory. Players attending* include five-time All-Star Steve Sax and 16-year MLB veteran Rance Mulliniks, as well as Dwain Anderson, Dennis Burtt, Ernie Camacho, James Campbell, Michael “Tiny” Felder, Dion “Sweet Baby” James, Daniel Larson, Leron Lee and Richard Robertson. These 11 players combine for 90 seasons, 6,148 games and 4,809 hits in Major League Baseball. The clinic will take place at Hartnell College Baseball Facility, home of the Panthers, running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the morning will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance. Registration is closed to the public at this time. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 7,600, of which approximately 5,600 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

AMA: California Insurance Commissioner Takes Right Approach to Protect State from Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Mergers

“The American Medical Association applauds California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones for taking a strong stand to prevent a near total collapse of competition in the state’s health insurance market. He has taken the right approach to protect California by opposing the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers. “The AMA agrees with Commissioner Jones that the mergers would very likely raise premiums above competitive levels and reduce the quality of health care. He was also right in finding that any efficiency savings achieved in the mergers would not likely be passed along to patients. His finding is supported by economic studies suggesting that health insurance companies use monopoly power gained from mergers to charge higher prices for health insurance. "The AMA commends the Commissioner for acknowledging the evidence ( physicians and others presented demonstrating that the proposed mergers would likely enhance market power or raise significant competitive concerns in most of California metropolitan areas. Last March, the AMA testified ( before the Commissioner and warned that granting anticompetitive market power to any health insurance company would have long-term consequences for California's health care delivery system that would threaten health care access, quality and affordability.” # # # 


Filling a niche for artful yet elegant accessories for aesthetes, British textile designer Stephanie Breeze has launched a debut collection of digitally printed illustrated silk scarves. As a form of wearable art, this visually hypnotic collection of luxury scarves is hand-finished from 100% silk chiffon in England. With over 3 years of print design experience and running a design studio, Stephanie decided it was time to launch her own label. Stephanie’s designs have been purchased and featured on product by esteemed brands and fashion labels such as Calvin Klein, Koral Activewear, Stevie May and Talulah. The collection of six scarves, which launched in May 2016, is the first under Stephanie’s eponymous label. Soft yet graphic, the collection was conceptualised with confident dreamers and travellers in mind – those with individual style who want something unique.The six prints and their striking motifs have been carefully created to appeal to different personalities within the market. “I have always dreamed of designing and creating a brand that represents my ethereal illustration style, and one that draws inspiration from botanical worlds near and far”, the designer has said about the motivation behind the launch. The botanical prints have been inspired by everywhere from Kew Gardens in London to Singapore’s Orchid Garden. Making a beautiful and considered gift, each scarf is packaged in padded envelope and sent with an illustrated postcard that can be customised with a message for the recipient. Silk scarves by Stephanie Breeze retail at £85. For more information on the collection or the designer, visit

Update on financial situation in Viking Supply Ships A/S

Reference is made to previous stock exchange releases regarding the ongoing discussions with the company’s stakeholders to agree a revised long term financial platform. The in-principle agreement with the banks as previously informed has now been finalized, but remains subject to final credit committee approval. The company will continue its negotiations with its investors and remaining financial creditors with an aim to reach a final agreement with them as well. In accordance with the principle agreements with the banks, the company will not fully pay interest, amortizations or other commitments to neither its financial creditors nor under the Odin Viking bareboat charter contract, other than where an agreement for a long term financial platform has been reached. As a consequence of this, the company has received a notice of default from Nordic Trustee (on behalf of the bondholders). The company has for some time been engaged in a dialogue with a few core bondholders and their advisor. The company would like to invite all bondholders to engage in such dialogue to reach an agreement, and ask that the holders of the bonds contact Nordic Trustee on the contact details below. If an acceptable solution is not reached with all relevant financial creditors, Viking Supply Ships will consider all structural and strategic alternatives. Contact details to Nordic Trustee: Jørgen Andersen Tel: +47 22 87 94 00 Email: For further information please contact:   Ulrik Hegelund, CFO, ph. +45 41 77 83 97, e-mail  Morten G. Aggvin, IR & Treasury Director, ph. +47 41 04 71 25, e-mail  Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) is a Swedish company with headquarter in Gothenburg, Sweden. Viking Supply Ships A/S is a subsidiary of Viking Supply Ships AB (publ). In addition Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) has the subsidiary TransAtlantic AB. The operations are focused on offshore and icebreaking primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas as well as on Shipping services mainly between the Baltic Sea and the Continent. The company has in total about 500 employees and the turnover in 2015 was MSEK 1,977. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm, Small Cap segment. For further information, please visit:  Viking Supply Ships AB is obliged to make this information public according to the Financial Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw: lagen om värdepappersmarknaden and lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). The information was submitted for publication on 24 June 2016 at 11:10. 


Fraikin has delivered a fleet of 93 new commercial vehicle assets on full service contract hire to Aliaxis, the global manufacturer and distributor of plastic fluid handling systems. The deal, valued at approximately £9m over five years, extends a relationship between the two companies which began in 1996, and which is unique for seeing Fraikin provide full-time drivers and management for the customer’s fleet, on top of those services typically covered under full service contract hire. The new fleet has been delivered to the company’s UK plastic extrusions manufacturing operation based in Lenham, Kent. Expected to remain in service until at least 2021, it comprises a mix of 30 rigid trucks, split between 15 and 18 tonners, 49 demountable boxes and 14 drawbar trailers – two of which are new, and 12 of which are being comprehensively refurbished by Fraikin. Aliaxis Fleet Manager Tom Hamlyn says: “We believe that by having the latest commercial vehicles within our fleet we can provide greater driver safety, improve fuel economy and contribute to a greener environment, while providing our customers with an outstanding service.  Our full service contract hire agreement with Fraikin means the first three of those are all taken care of, so we can focus on our customers.”  The vehicles will be used to distribute products for the Hunter Plastics, Marley Plumbing & Drainage and Durapipe UK brands with the fleet undertaking trunking runs from the Aliaxis manufacturing plant in Kent to depots in Bristol, Coventry, Heyward and Leeds. The vehicles will also be utilised for nightly runs to Northampton where Fraikin drivers exchange loaded demountable boxes – for distribution in the north of the country – with empties that are returned to the factory. As part of the full-service package, Fraikin is providing a dedicated team of 26 drivers, together with all servicing, maintenance and repairs for the vehicles, road fund licensing, six-weekly safety inspections, annual MOT testing, tyre management and 24/7 roadside assistance – everything the fleet needs to keep it on the road, leaving Aliaxis free to focus on its core business. To ensure that the fleet delivers in terms of the Aliaxis Group’s health and safety code, the new vehicles feature numerous enhancements to improve driver safety and load security. These include front and side platforms which are built into the demount chassis, an integrated step design and the introduction of a driver fall arrest system, along with flexible lateral and transverse load security systems. Aliaxis is an international group of businesses dedicated to the manufacture and sales of pipe systems and the related building and sanitary products for residential and commercial construction, industrial and public utility applications. ends Notes to editor: About Fraikin Fraikin Ltd ( is part of the Fraikin Group (, the largest commercial vehicle fleet services company in Europe, providing expert fleet management, contract hire and rental solutions to both the private and public sector. The Fraikin Group, established in France in 1944 by Gérard Fraikin, has operations in 16 countries, with more than 2,800 employees, 7,000 clients, 180 branches and a fleet of 60,000 vehicles. Its operations span Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and the UK. Since 2007 Fraikin has been owned by CVC Capital Partners (, one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. For further press information please contact: James Boley at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467 or by email to To access Fraikin’s online newsroom please visit  FRA/036/16

Latest Toroidal Transmission Technologies Offer Seamless Power Delivery and Improved Fuel Efficiency in CVT Applications

24 June, 2016... Torotrak Group, a leading developer and supplier of vehicle emissions reduction and fuel efficiency technologies, recently presented new advances in CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) technology that promise increased energy efficiency and performance in light automotive applications, including electric vehicles. Providing a wider ratio spread and seamless power delivery, the developments by Torotrak are expected to further stimulate the popularity of CVTs, already predicted to reach global sales of 12m per annum by 2020. Speaking at the 2016 International VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles” in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 22ndJune, John Fuller, Director of Concepts & IP for Torotrak Group, delivered a presentation entitled, ‘High efficiency “full-toroidal” traction drive CVT – Technology improvements and application to front wheel drive cars’, discussing the latest advances that optimise variator technology for the light vehicle market. By combining its extensive experience in main drive and auxiliary drive transmissions, Torotrak has designed a variator concept with ratio spread of up to 12, operated by a low cost actuation system. The variator is suitable for both front and rear wheel drive platforms and should be highly scalable, with the traditional hydraulic version having already been demonstrated to power levels in excess of 300kW. “Market preferences are shifting from conventional automatics to CVTs,” commented Fuller. “Our solution can accelerate that trend by satisfying the needs of front wheel drive but also potentially rear wheel drive layouts, where the high torque levels and packaging constraints can be more challenging for conventional CVT technology.” Torotrak Group’s experience of auxiliary drives has led to reductions in system cost, in particular through the use of cost effective variator ratio control using the company’s PitchSteerTMtechnology. This enables a wide transmission ratio range which can improve vehicle efficiency in various ways: firstly, by reducing the amount of energy dissipation when pulling away from stationary and secondly by enabling the engine to run at lower speeds when cruising. Furthermore, the wide variator ratio spread enables simple and efficient transmission designs which maximise the use of ‘power splitting’, whereby only a fraction of the motive power is transferred by the variator, the remainder being transmitted by a direct mechanical path. The transmission can also be configured as an IVT (Infinitely Variable Transmission) with a ‘geared neutral’, that can further improve fuel economy by removing the need for an inefficient vehicle launch device which loses power as it slips. The system may be arranged to suit driver preferences in individual markets, for example to give the familiar driving sensation of a torque converter. Fuller also explained how electric vehicles (EVs) could benefit from the latest variator developments. “By increasing the wheel torque at low vehicle speeds, a toroidal CVT can improve gradeability and performance, or be an enabler for a downsized electric powertrain that is lower in cost and weight,” he said. “With the CVT configured to achieve efficiencies in excess of 95%, there is also potential to increase EV range”. The Torotrak Group presentation also examined the impact that toroidal CVTs and IVTs could have when used in autonomous vehicles. By providing continuous drive torque through seamless shifting, the technology is able to overcome the unpleasant sensation of torque interruption, to which occupants of such vehicles are highly sensitive. About TorotrakTorotrak (LSE: TRK) is an innovator and supplier of low carbon vehicle technologies, focussing on mechanical solutions that increase efficiency and reduce CO2emissions in vehicles. These include the V-Charge variable-drive supercharger, a range of Torotrak gearless traction drive transmissions, and the Flybrid energy recovery system, which uses a mechanically-driven flywheel to capture kinetic energy during braking and efficiently return it to the wheels. The company’s engineering team works with proven, global tier one technology partners to provide a validated route from prototypes to production. Customers include major vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers in the light duty, heavy duty and off-highway sectors as well as leading motorsport teams.  Torotrak Media ContactPaul Chadderton at Market                       +44 (0)1295 277050  Torotrak Group ContactSophie Wragg, Marketing (0) 1327 855190  AssetsImages can be downloaded from our newsroom ( without registration.Alternatively, please contact download this press release as a PDF, please click here (

Volvo makes additional provision in connection with EU competition investigation

In January 2011, the Volvo Group and a number of other companies in the truck industry became part of an investigation by the European Commission regarding a possible violation of EU antitrust rules. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Volvo Group made an initial provision of EUR 400 million (SEK 3.8 billion) since it was likely that the Group’s financial results and cash flow would be adversely impacted by the Commission’s investigation. At the same time, Volvo announced that the company would reassess the size of the provision on a continuous basis as the Commission’s investigation continued. The provision made by the Volvo Group total EUR 650 million (SEK 6.1 billion) and is based on the company’s best assessment of the financial impact of the investigation at the present time. The investigation is ongoing and the Volvo Group is cooperating fully with the authorities involved. June 25, 2016 Journalists who would like additional information, please contact Kina Wileke at +46 (0)73 902 5544. For more news from the Volvo Group, visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 313 billion (EUR 33.4 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

Catella financial advisor in complex joint venture on new artificial island in Copenhagen

Catella advised PensionDanmark and Nordkranen, securing both equity and construction debt financing provided by institutional non-bank financing. The project consists of 32,300 m2 of residential space, 600 m2 of commercial space and 1,000 underground parking spaces on a new artificial island to be constructed, called Kronløbsøen. Kronløbsøen is located in Copenhagen’s and Scandinavia’s largest and most prosperous development area, Nordhavn, with close proximity to the inner city of Copenhagen. Currently, five pre-qualified architect teams are competing on designing the winning project, and the selected architect on the project is expected to be announced in August 2016. The joint venture is owned 50% by City & Port, 40% by PensionDanmark and 10% by Nordkranen. “Copenhagen is experiencing substantial urban development. Huge infrastructure projects have been initiated to support this increased demand, including a new metro line to Nordhavnen – one of Copenhagen’s most attractive new urban districts. Catella is pleased to have been engaged in securing both the debt and equity financing for Project Kronløbsøen. The new joint venture combines strong resources and skills from three leading parties in the Danish real estate industry. Jointly they offer not only capital but also a well-balanced operational platform to secure the completion of the project. Catella is proud to have been a trusted advisor in this complex and important project. The cooperation among the parties has been very positive and progressive, strongly supported by Bruun & Hjejle, Bech Bruun and Manzanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen, securing the legal agreements and closing”, says Jesper Bo Hansen, Head of Corporate Finance at Catella. “Institutional forward funding and participation in the early stage of the value chain has become increasingly important in the real estate industry, and Catella is well positioned to engage in such highly complex transactions, where securing debt and equity funding in combination with managing the different risks involved are important factors in creating higher returns and value for our clients. We will focus on such situations, not only in Denmark and the Nordics but across all our European market offices,” says Jesper Bo Hansen.

Altor divests Ferrosan Medical Devices to consortium of Nordic investors

”Altor have supported FMD’s large investments in product development which has enabled it to grow market share through the long term partnership with Ethicon. During Altor’s 11 year journey with the company, sales have tripled”, says Johan Blomquist, Partner at Altor Equity Partners and Board member of FMD. “We are pleased that FMD will have a new owner with a long-term horizon and a strong commitment towards growing the business through innovation.” “The cooperation with Altor has been fruitful”, says Henrik Krøis, CEO of FMD. “Altor has demonstrated the necessary understanding of our industry which is characterized by long product cycles. Their willingness to invest in the business has been key to achieving the strong growth experienced by FMD over the past decade. I welcome our new owners and look forward to continuing the strong development of our business through our long term partnership with Ethicon (J&J)." The new owner is a consortium of Danish and Swedish family offices and private individuals. Among the participants of the financing consortium are also two leading Danish pension funds, Danica Pension and PenSam. “FMD’s consistently positive performance reflects both strong innovation and robust operations,” says Hans-Christian Bødker Jensen, lead investor and spokesperson for the investor consortium. “We look forward to working closely together with management and the employees in continued product and business development”. Danske Bank and Nykredit Bank provide senior debt financing for the transaction. Danske Bank Corporate Finance has acted as financial adviser to Altor Fund III.

Guillaume van Gaver appointed EVP International and new member of Tele2 AB’s Leadership Team

This re-introduction of a Market Area Director role for the markets outside of Sweden and Netherlands ensures renewed focus within the Leadership Team. In his position, Guillaume will oversee Tele2 operations in the Baltics, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Austria and Germany. He will assume the new position on July 5th 2016 and report to Allison Kirkby, President and CEO. Guillaume has more than 20 years of international experience in the Telecommunication and Retail Industries. He has worked in the US, Europe and Middle East and previous workplaces include Orange, Mobinil, EE and Dixons Carphone. He has held several management positions within the areas of Commercial and General Management. The latest including the repositioning of the retail activities of Dixons Carphone in Continental Europe to CWS – a new entity focusing on B2B services. Amongst other key achievements he drove the expansion of the Egyptian subsidiary of Orange to increase its customer base from 7 to 21 million. Allison Kirkby, President and CEO of Tele2 AB, comments: ”I am very happy to be able to welcome Guillaume to the Tele2 family. He is a proven telecoms leader, with many years of experience from different markets and companies in the industry, showcasing great results. He therefore brings solid competence - and French finesse - to our Leadership Team.” Guillaume van Gaver, incoming EVP International at Tele2 AB, comments: ”Tele2’s challenger profile is very attractive to me and I am thrilled to be joining such a strong value driven company. I believe I can build from my experience to deliver strong success with the local team in their respective markets. Lars Torstensson has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities. Lars joined Tele2 in 2007 and has held several top management positions within Investor Relations, Communications, Strategy and New Growth. He will remain in his position at Tele2 until mid-November. Allison Kirkby, President and CEO of Tele2 AB, comments: “I want to thank Lars for many great contributions during his 10 years with the company. He has been a true ambassador for "The Tele2 Way" and I have personally enjoyed working with him, both as a colleague and a friend. I wish him every success in his new adventure." Lars Torstensson, EVP New Growth & Strategy at Tele2 AB, comments: “I have had a truly fantastic time at Tele2 and I want to thank all my teammates. When I was offered to become part of the management team at Gelato, I felt that this was a great opportunity for me to experience the digital transformation in a new and different context – innovating the printing industry. I am extremely proud of the strength of the team and the business I leave at the Tele2 Group.” The information is of such character, which Tele2 AB (publ) shall disclose in accordance with the Securities Market Act (2007:528) and/or the law on Trading with Financial Instruments (1991:980). The information was distributed for disclosure at 08:00 CEST on 27 June 2016.For more information, please contact:Viktor Wallström, Communications Director, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 703 63 53 27Louise Tjeder, Head of Investor Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 704 26 46 52TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 16 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global M2M/IoT solutions. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2015, we had net sales of SEK 27 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.8 billion.

Sobi’s Elocta® (rFVIIIFc) approved in Switzerland for the treatment of haemophilia A

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) ( (Sobi™) (STO: SOBI) today announced that the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic, has approved Elocta® (rFVIIIFc) for the treatment of haemophilia A. Elocta is the only recombinant factor VIII Fc fusion protein with an extended half-life approved for haemophilia A treatment in Switzerland to offer prolonged protection against bleeding episodes with prophylactic injections every three to five days. “The Swiss approval of Elocta is an important milestone for the country’s haemophilia A community, offering the potential to improve the care of people with haemophilia A,” said Krassimir Mitchev, M.D., Ph.D., vice president and medical therapeutic area head of Haemophilia at Sobi. “Our focus is now to ensure timely and sustainable access to Elocta for people living with haemophilia A in Switzerland.” Elocta is indicated for both on-demand and prophylaxis treatment of people with haemophilia A of all ages. The Swiss approval was based on data from Elocta’s pivotal, phase 3 A-LONG clinical study, which demonstrated the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of rFVIIIFc in previously treated males 12 years of age and older with severe haemophilia A, and from the phase 3 Kids A-LONG clinical study, which demonstrated the efficacy and safety of rFVIIIFc in previously treated male children with haemophilia A under 12 years of age. Sobi and Biogen collaborate on the development and commercialisation of Elocta for haemophilia A. Sobi has final development and commercialisation rights in the Sobi territory (Europe, North Africa, Russia and most Middle Eastern markets). Biogen leads development and manufacturing for Elocta and has commercialisation rights in North America and all other regions in the world excluding the Sobi territory. - - - About Elocta® Elocta® (efmoroctocog alfa) is the first recombinant clotting factor VIII therapy in Switzerland that offers an extended half-life in the body. It is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in patients with haemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) and can be used by people of all ages. Elocta was developed by fusing B-domain deleted factor VIII to the Fc portion of immunoglobulin G subclass 1, or IgG1 (a protein commonly found in the body). This enables Elocta to utilise a naturally occurring pathway to prolong the time the therapy remains in the body. While Fc fusion technology has been used in other therapies for more than 15 years, Sobi and Biogen are the first companies to utilise it in the treatment of haemophilia. As with any infused protein, allergic type hypersensitivity reactions and development of inhibitors may occur following administration of Elocta. For full prescribing information visit About Haemophilia A Haemophilia A is a rare, chronic, genetic disorder in which the ability of a person’s blood to clot is impaired due to missing or reduced levels of a protein known as factor VIII. People with haemophilia A experience bleeding episodes that may cause pain, irreversible joint damage and life-threatening haemorrhages. According to the World Federation of Hemophilia, an estimated 140,000 people worldwide are identified as living with haemophilia A.[1] (http://#_ftn1) Therapies for haemophilia A, the most common form of haemophilia, can be administered either on a schedule to help prevent or reduce bleeding episodes (prophylaxis) or to control bleeding when it occurs (on-demand). The World Federation of Hemophilia recommends that prophylaxis be the goal of therapy because it may prevent bleeding and joint destruction. As a result, regular prophylactic treatment may slow progression of joint disease and may improve quality of life. About Sobi™Sobi™ is an international specialty healthcare company dedicated to rare diseases. Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative therapies and services to improve the lives of patients. The product portfolio is primary focused on Haemophilia, Inflammation and Genetic diseases. We also market a portfolio of speciality and rare disease products for partner companies across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Russia. Sobi is a pioneer in biotechnology with world-class capabilities in protein biochemistry and biologics manufacturing. In 2015, Sobi had total revenues of SEK 3.2 billion (USD 385 M) and approximately 700 employees. The share (STO:SOBI) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.   For more information please contact Media relations Investor relationsOskar Bosson, Head of Jörgen Winroth, ViceCommunications President, Head of Investor RelationsT: +46 70 410 71 80 T: +1 347-224-0819, +1 212 -579-0506, +46 8 697  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://#_ftnref1) World Federation of Hemophilia. Annual Global Survey 2012. Accessed July 2015

Enea’s multi-core RTOS brings robustness and performance to SoCs

Enea OSE is a robust, high-performance real-time operating system (RTOS) optimized for multi-core and multi-processor systems requiring deterministic real-time behavior and high availability. It shortens development time, enhances reliability and reduces life time maintenance costs for a wide range of systems, from mobile phones and industrial equipment, to medical instruments and telecom infrastructure. The 64-bit Enea OSE RTOS enables the customer to utilize the full capability of modern 64-bit multicore processors, both in terms of using the 64-bit instruction set for computational intensive applications, and also in terms of using very large memory areas for example needed by LTE protocol processing. “Enea OSE has evolved significantly in recent years, improving both scalability, performance, footprint, and response time,” said Daniel Forsgren, SVP Product Management, Enea. “Ever increasing demands on memory size and computational performance, coupled with the hardware evolution in general, drives requirements on the operating system itself. Enea OSE is well positioned to serve demanding use-cases and carrier-grade applications both today and tomorrow.” Old and new users of Enea OSE will experience a robust RTOS with extraordinary real-time characteristics and execution performance, multi-core scalability outshining Linux, and easy software migration and portability thanks to its POSIX compatibility. Due to its hybrid SMP/AMP kernel design, Enea OSE is very suitable for embedded multi-core situations where both a rich POSIX programming environment and real-time characteristics are needed on the same processor.