Nordic Nanovector ASA: Invitation to Second Quarter and First Half 2018 Results Presentation and Webcast

Oslo, Norway, 8 August 2018 Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) announces its second quarter and first half 2018 results on Wednesday, 22 August 2018. Second Quarter and First Half 2018 Results Presentation and Webcast A presentation by Nordic Nanovector’s senior management team in English will take place at 8:30 am CEST on 22 August at: Thon Hotel Vika Atrium, Munkedamsveien 45, 0250 Oslo Meeting Room: AKER The presentation will be recorded as a webcast and will be available at www.nordicnanovector.com in the section: Investors & Media The results report and the presentation will be available at www.nordicnanovector.com in the section: Investors & Media/Reports and Presentations/Interim Reports/2018 from 7:00 am CEST the same day. Results presentation in Norwegian A separate presentation of the results in Norwegian, to be hosted by Nordic Nanovector’s CFO, and its VP IR & Corporate Communications, will take place on Thursday, 23 August 2018 at 8:30 am CEST at: Thon Hotel Vika Atrium, Munkedamsveien 45, 0250 Oslo Meeting Room: VIPPETANGEN To attend this meeting please email -  ir@nordicnanovector.com The presentation will NOT be recorded as a webcast For further information, please contact: IR enquiries Malene Brondberg, VP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Cell: +44 7561 431 762 Email: ir@nordicnanovector.com International Media Enquiries Mark Swallow/David Dible (Citigate Dewe Rogerson) Tel: +44 207 638 9571 Email: nordicnanovector@citigatedewerogerson.com About Nordic Nanovector Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers. Nordic Nanovector's lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting antibody-radionuclide-conjugate designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 20 billion by 2024. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets. Further information can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com

Bittium Corporation Half Year Financial Report January-June 2018

Stock exchange release Free for publication on August 8, 2018 at 8am (CEST+1) Bittium Corporation Half Year Financial Report January-June 2018 Net sales in January-June 2018 grew and operating loss decreased, operating result outlook for the year 2018 specified Summary January-June 2018 ·The net sales increased by 4.3 percent year-on-year to EUR 28.3 million (EUR 27.1 million, 1H 2017). ·The share of the product-based net sales grew significantly to EUR 11.8 million (EUR 7.2 million, 1H 2017) and the share of the services-based net sales decreased to EUR 16.5 million (EUR 19.7 million, 1H 2017). ·EBITDA was EUR 1.3 million (EUR -0.9 million, 1H 2017). ·Operating loss was EUR -0.8 million (EUR -2.8 million, 1H 2017). ·Net cash flow was EUR -32.4 million (EUR -21.5 million, 1H 2017). ·Result for the period from continuing operations was EUR -0.8 million and earnings per share were EUR -0.022 (result for the period EUR -2.4 million and earnings per share EUR -0.067, 1H 2017). GROUP (MEUR) 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 6 months 6 monthsNET SALES 28.3 27.1Change of net sales, % 4.3 % -12.8 %EBITDA 1.3 -0.9EBITDA, % of net sales 4.7 % -3.3 %OPERATING PROFIT / LOSS -0.8 -2.8Operating profit / loss, % of net sales -2.9 % -10.2 %RESULT OF THE PERIOD FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS -0.8 -2.4 CASH AND OTHER LIQUID ASSETS 30.5 73.4EQUITY RATIO (%) 84.4 % 87.8 %EARNINGS PER SHARE (EUR) -0.022 -0.067 In this report, Bittium uses alternative performance measures in accordance with the guidelines issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Alternative performance measures are derived from performance measures reported in accordance to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Alternative performance measures are used to better reflect the operational business performance and to enhance comparability between financial periods. They are reported in addition to, but not substituting, the performance measures reported in accordance with the IFRS. Bittium’s CEO Hannu Huttunen Our net sales in January-June 2018 increased by 4.3 percent from previous year and was EUR 28.3 million. The share of the product-based net sales grew significantly to EUR 11.8 million which was EUR 4.6 million more than in the corresponding period last year. The product-based net sales resulted mainly from the product deliveries of tactical communication systems, deliveries of Bittium Tough Mobile smartphones and Mexsat phones, and their related security software deliveries. In addition the product based net sales resulted from the deliveries of biosignal measuring and monitoring devices. The net sales of service business decreased as expected and remained at EUR 16.5 million being EUR 3.3 million less than in the last year. The decrease in the services business net sales was mainly caused by the termination of significant customer cooperation with a global network equipment manufacturer in 2017. In the first half of 2018 we received two significant orders. The Finnish Defence Forces ordered products related to the Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system, which is meant for tactical communications. The value of the order was EUR 14.3 million. The order is based on the Framework Agreement signed earlier by Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces. Another significant order was received as we concluded a three-year supply agreement with a major US remote monitoring provider under which Bittium will supply the Bittium Faros™ 360 and customized Bittium Faros™ 360 cardiac ECG signal measuring and monitoring devices. When materialized in full, the total value of the agreement is USD 21 million. In line with our strategy, we continued investments into our product business. The R&D investments in own products and product platforms grew significantly to 37.4 percent of net sales. The investments focused mainly on extending the tactical communication product offering targeted for defense industry as well as on different terminal products and their related software development targeted for Mobile Security and Public Safety markets. We also continued further developing our products for measuring and monitoring of biosignals. In the future, we will also increase our investments in sales and marketing. Net cash flow during the period was EUR -32.4 million. The negativity of the net cash flow resulted from the increase in the inventories and growth of the accounts receivables, which increased the amount of the net working capital by EUR 9.3 million. In addition, the net cash flow includes EUR 7.4 million investments made into own product development and the EUR 10.7 million dividend payment. The operating loss decreased to EUR -0.8 million. The loss decreased thanks to the growth in the net sales and decreased fixed costs. We will continue investing in enabling organic growth and in searching for inorganic growth opportunities in all our product and service areas. Outlook for 2018 The growing need for wireless connectivity, increasingly growing amount of data transfer and the need for secure data transfer create demand for Bittium’s competence, products and product platforms. As the digitalization of the healthcare market and remote care are becoming more common it creates demand for Bittium’s medical technology products and solutions. In a long term Bittium has good potential to grow profitably. Bittium invests significantly in developing its own products and solutions and aims at growing its net sales based on its products and product platforms. Bittium specifies its expectations for the whole year 2018 operating result and estimates the operating result for the whole year to be positive. Bittium expects that the net sales in 2018 will grow from the previous year (EUR 51.6 million, in 2017) and the operating result to be positive (EUR -6.2 million, in 2017). The level of operating result in 2018 will be still affected by the investments started in 2017 to enable future growth. More information about Bittium’s market outlook is presented in the section “Market outlook” in this Half Year Financial Report. More information about other uncertainties regarding the outlook is presented in this Half Year Financial Report in the section "Risks and uncertainties" and on the company's internet pages at www.bittium.com. Previous outlook: Bittium expects that the net sales in 2018 will grow from the previous year (EUR 51.6 million, in 2017) and the operating result to be better than in the previous year (EUR -6.2 million, in 2017). The level of operating result in 2018 will be still affected by the investments started in 2017 to enable future growth. Invitation to a press conference Bittium will hold a press conference on the Half Year Financial Report January-June 2018 for media, analysts and institutional investors in Restaurant Savoy, Eteläesplanadi 14, Helsinki, Finland, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9.30am (CEST+1). The press conference will be held in Finnish. Bittium will also hold a telephone conference on the same day at 11.00am. The dial-in number for the conference call is +358 9 81 71 0495. The conference can also be followed live as a webcast, accessible at https://bittium.videosync.fi/2018-08-08-bittium-half-year-financial-report.  The conference call will be held in English. A recording of the webcast and the presentation will be available after the conference on Bittium's website at www.bittium.com/investors. Bittium Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and services, customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Complementing its communications and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. Bittium also provides healthcare technology products and services for biosignal measuring in the areas of cardiology, neurology, rehabilitation, occupational health and sports medicine. Net sales in 2017 were EUR 51.6 million and operating loss was EUR -6.2 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.bittium.com Bittium Corporation’s Half Year Financial Report January-June 2018 Financial performance in January-June 2018 Bittium’s net sales in January-June 2018 increased by 4.3 percent year-on-year to EUR 28.3 million (EUR 27.1 million, in 1H 2017). The share of the product-based net sales increased significantly to EUR 11.8 million (EUR 7.2 million, in 1H 2017), which resulted mainly from the product deliveries of the tactical communication system, product deliveries of Bittium Tough Mobile smartphones and Mexsat phones and their related security software, as well as deliveries of products for measuring and monitoring biosignals. The share of the services-based net sales decreased as expected to EUR 16.5 million (EUR 19.7 million, in 1H 2017). The decrease in the services business net sales was caused by the termination of significant customer cooperation with a global network equipment manufacturer in 2017. Bittium has won new R&D services projects for wireless products, but it has not been able to replace the decrease in the service based net sales in total. Operating loss was EUR -0.8 million (EUR -2.8 million, in 1H 2017). The decrease in the operating loss was caused by the increased net sales and decreased fixed costs of the company. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, MEUR 1-6 2018 1-6/2017 6 months 6 months   Net sales 28.3 27.1   Operating profit / loss -0.8 -2.8  Financial income and expenses 0.0 0.3   Result before tax -0.8 -2.4RESULT FOR THE PERIOD FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS -0.8 -2.4RESULT FOR THE PERIOD FROM DISCONTINUING OPERATIONS 1.3RESULT FOR THE PERIOD -0.8 -1.1TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD -0.8 -1.2 Result for the period attributable to:   Equity holders of the parent -0.8 -1.1Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:   Equity holders of the parent -0.8 -1.2 Earnings per share from continuing operations, EUR -0.022 -0.067 ·Cash flow from operating activities was EUR -10.5 million (EUR 0.4 million, in 1H 2017). ·Net cash flow during the period was EUR -32.4 million. The negativity of the net cash flow resulted from the increase in the inventories and growth of the accounts receivables, which increased the amount of the net working capital by EUR 9.3 million. In addition, the net cash flow includes EUR 7.4 million investments made into own product development and the EUR 10.7 million dividend payment (EUR -21.5 million, 1H 2017, including EUR 10.7 million dividend payment and investments in the new premises in Oulu). ·Equity ratio was 84.4 percent (87.8 percent, June 30, 2017). ·Net gearing was -27.9 percent (-60.6 percent, June 30, 2017). Half year figures GROUP’S NET SALES AND OPERATING RESULT, MEUR 1H/18 2H/17 1H/17 2H/16Net sales 28.3 24.5 27.1 33.1Operating profit (loss) -0.8 -3.4 -2.8 1.9Result before taxes -0.8 -3.4 -2.4 2.2Result for the period -0.8 -2,4 -2,4 2.6   DISTRIBUTION OF NET SALES BY 1H/18 2H/17 1H/17 2H/16PRODUCT AND SERVICES, MEUR aND%Product based net sales 11.8 9.1 7.2 6.6 41.8 % 37.2 % 26.5 % 20.0 %Services based net sales 16.5 15.2 19.7 26.3 58.2 % 62.0 % 72.7 % 79.4 %Other net sales 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.8% 0.7 % 0.7 %   DISTRIBUTION OF NET SALES BY MARKET AREAS,  1H/18 2H/17 1H/17 2H/16MEUR AND %Asia 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.2 1.7 % 4.2 % 1.1% 0.7%Americas 3.0 1.4 4.5 6.7 10.6 % 5.8 % 16.4% 20.2%Europe 24.8 22.0 22.4 26.2 87.7 % 90.0 % 82.5% 79.1% Research and development Bittium continued significant investments in its own products and product platforms. In January-June 2018 the investments were 37.4 percent of net sales. The investments focused mainly on expanding the tactical communication product portfolio targeted to defense industry and on the development of different terminal products and their related software targeted for Mobile Security and Public Safety markets. In 2017, Bittium started to develop new software-defined radio based Bittium Tough SDR™ product family that includes tactical Bittium Tough SDR handheld and Bittium Tough SDR vehicle radios. In addition, Bittium continued to develop Bittium Tough Mobile smartphone and its next generation research and development. The investments were also continued into the further development of the products intended for measuring and monitoring of biosignals. A significant part of the capitalized R&D investments is related to developing tactical communication handheld and vehicle radios and investments related to the further development of the Bittium Tough Mobile smartphone and the related security software . The majority of the capitalized R&D investments are being depreciated based on the production amounts of the goods. R&D INVESTMENTS, MEUR 1-6 2018 1-6 2017 6 months 6 monthsTotal R&D investments 10.6 6.4Capitalized R&D investments -7.4 -2.3Depreciations and impairment of R&D investments 0.1 0.2Cost impact on income statement 3.3 4.3R&D investments, % of net sales 37.4 % 23.7 %   CAPITALIZED R&D INVESTMENTS IN BALANCE SHEET, MEUR 1-6 2018 1-6 2017 6 months 6 monthsBalance sheet value in the beginning of the period 11.9 6.4Additions during the period 7.4 2.3Acquisitions of the businessDepreciations and impairment of R&D investments -0.1 -0.2Balance sheet value at the end of the period 19.1 8.5 Business development in January-June 2018 January 18, 2018 – Bittium announced to have received the first orders from Mexican government authorities for mobile devices developed for a satellite communication system. The mobile devices have been developed in a product development project that started in the year 2015. The product development phase has been successfully concluded and the devices are now in volume production. The total value of the first orders was approximately 2 million euros and the devices were delivered to the customers by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The mobile devices are manufactured in Finland. Bittium also announced to have opened a branch office in Mexico to enable high quality customer support for the local customers, and to contribute to sales and marketing in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Mr. Fernando Castillo was appointed as the General Manager of the branch office in Mexico. Mr. Castillo has a long experience in the Mexican authorities market. February 1-2, 2018 Bittium exhibited its newest products for tactical communications at Mobile Deployable Communications event in Warsaw, Poland. February 13, 2018 - Bittium Biosignals Ltd, a subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and a major US remote monitoring provider, concluded a three-year supply agreement under which Bittium will supply the Bittium Faros™ 360 and customized Bittium Faros™ 360 cardiac ECG signal measuring and monitoring devices. In addition, Bittium will supply disposable electrodes for attaching Bittium Faros ECG devices. When materialized in full, the total value of the agreement is USD 21 million (approximately EUR 17,1 million based on an exchange rate of February 12, 2018) with revenues recognized gradually during the years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 depending on the progress of the product deliveries, with estimated emphasis on 2019 and 2020. This agreement did not change the Company’s long term financial outlook. March 9, 2018 – Bittium Cardiac Navigator™ meant for the analysis of clinical Holter ECG recordings received medical device approval in Europe. The approval allows cardiologists to use the Bittium Cardiac Navigator software solution for official analysis of Holter-ECG recordings collected with Bittium Faros ECG monitoring devices. The user-friendly and informative ECG data presentation and intuitive analysis tools of Bittium Cardiac Navigator software solutions make the software efficient and easy to use when analyzing multiple days of ECG recordings. Based on recordings, the software provides information about the electrical cardiac activity of the heart, typical of Holter ECG analysis, and in particular, about arrhythmia and other exceptional events. Bittium Cardiac Navigator is designed for scanning longer measurements efficiently in a shorter time and thus speeding up the final diagnosis. March 13-14, 2018 – Bittium exhibited its innovative R&D services for IoT (Internet of Things); and medical technology products at Wearable Technology Show 2018, held in ExCel, London, the United Kingdom. March 18-20, 2018 – Bittium exhibited its innovative products and solutions for cardiology at EHRA 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. March 20-21, 2018 – Bittium exhibited Bittium Tough Mobile, secure LTE smartphone, and innovative Bittium Tough Mobile HybridX extension at the British APCO exhibition for authorities in Coventry, United Kingdom. The new Bittium Tough Mobile HybridX extension gives Bittium Tough Mobile a new user interface and functionalities that are very useful in demanding Public Safety use. Bittium Tough Mobile HybridX extension combines the secure Bittium Tough Mobile smartphone with a functional HybridX accessory. The HybridX accessory is integrated to the Bittium Tough Mobile and is connected to a PMR (Private Mobile Radio) device, such as TETRA or P25. March 28, 2018 – Bittium Medanalytics Oy, a subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and RemoteA Oy signed a business purchase agreement according to which Bittium Medanalytics Oy purchases RemoteA’s medical remote diagnostic service platform and the product rights of the related medical measurement devices and their interfaces. With the business transaction Bittium’s offering expanded from measuring and monitoring the electrical activity of the heart and brain to measuring and monitoring sleep apnea. In addition, a third party blood pressure measurement device has been connected to the service platform, and in the future, it is possible to connect also other measurement devices to the system. Biosignal information collected from the patients via the remote diagnostics service platform enables the transfer of information over the internet and it serves as a platform for patient measurement data and specialists’ diagnosis. The business transaction had no significant impact on Bittium Corporation’s financial outlook for 2018. The parties agreed that the value of the transaction will not be published. April 13, 2018 – Bittium announced to have received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for products included in the Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system, which is meant for tactical communications. The value of the purchase order is EUR 14.3 million (excl. VAT). The purchase order did not change Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2018. The purchase order is based on the Framework Agreement signed by Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces on August 9, 2017, according to which the Finnish Defence Forces will order products included in the Software Defined Radio based Bittium TAC WIN system during the years 2018-2020. According to the Framework Agreement, Finnish Defence Forces will issue separate purchase orders for the products each year. The products ordered now will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2018. If materialized in full, the total value of the Framework Agreement is EUR 30 million (excl. VAT). Bittium issued a stock exchange release about the Frame Agreement on August 9, 2017. April 23-27, 2018 – Bittium’s secure Bittium Tough Mobile™ smartphone was part of the Locked Shields 2018 cyber defense exercise organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), held in Tallinn, Estonia. It was the world’s largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defense exercise where more than 1000 experts from 30 nations participated in total. The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national representatives of cyber defense to practice protection of national information technology systems and critical infrastructure under the intense pressure of a severe cyber attack. May 15-17, 2018 – Bittium exhibited Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphone and other products and solutions for critical communications at the Critical Communications World event in Berlin, German. May 16-18, 2018 – Bittium exhibited its innovative products and solutions for cardiology at European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden. May 14-17, 2018 – Bittium exhibited its innovative IoT (Internet of Things) Design Services and ThingSpace LTE CAT-M1 IoT Reference Hardware Design at IoT World 2018 exhibition, held in Santa Clara Convention Center, California, the United States of America. Bittium’s IoT Design Service offerings vary from technology consultation to commercial wireless designs. In addition, Bittium showcased the ThingSpace LTE CAT-M1 IoT Reference Hardware Design, which was developed with Verizon and designed to allow an OEM the building blocks to get up and running quickly on the Verizon network and ThingSpace platform. Bittium provides open source hardware design documents and offers design services to Verizon’s ThingSpace development partners. May 15, 2018 – Bittium received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the maintenance and further development of systems and related products meant for tactical communications. The order refers to the Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system, the Bittium Tough VoIP™ system for tactical IP calls and data transfer, as well as the products related to the systems, which are used by the Finnish Defence Forces. The purchase order applies to the year 2018 and includes the technical support of the systems and the equipment, software support, upkeep of the system support, management of the system support, and development of new features. The value of the purchase order was EUR 2.3 million (excl. VAT). The purchase order did not change Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2018. May 22-23, 2018 – Bittium exhibited its secure and easy-to-use Bittium SafeMove® remote access solutions at Utility Week Live, held in NEC hall, Birmingham, the United Kingdom. May 23-24, 2018 – Bittium exhibited secure Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphone and related information security solutions Bittium Secure Suite™ and Bittium SafeMove® Analytics at the Infosecurity Mexico event in Mexico City, Mexico. May 29-30, 2018 – Bittium exhibited its innovative IoT (Internet of Things) Design Services and secure Bittium SafeMove® -remote access solutions at Advanced Engineering trade show, held in Messukeskus, Helsinki. May 30, 2018 – Bittium Corporation’s subsidiary, Bittium BioSignals Ltd and Cerenion Oy announced a collaboration project on bringing advanced brain monitoring into the array of vital signs monitoring available to intensive care staff. The collaboration aims on providing a comprehensive solution for brain electrical activity monitoring for intensive care patients, by combining Bittium BrainStatus™ a wireless EEG-monitoring device meant for real-time brain electrical activity to Cerenion’s innovative C-Trend™ index that interprets EEG signal to a simple score facilitate and accelerate the work of nursing staff. Recently European CE medical approved wireless Bittium BrainStatus™ EEG amplifier and electrode headband enables high quality and fast EEG signal measurement. Through the use of Cerenion C-Trend™ technology this signal data is turned into a simple score that reveals the status of the patient’s brain at the bed-side and without requiring any changes to the care of the patient. The first line of C-Trend-enabled Bittium BrainStatus devices are expected to become available in 2019. June 12-15, 2018 – Bittium exhibited its innovative products and solutions for neuroscience and cardiology at 8th Mismatch Negativity conference (MMN) 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. June 11-15, 2018 – Bittium exhibited the new Bittium Tough SDR tactical radios and launched Bittium Tough VoIP Softphone software product at the Eurosatory defense exhibition in Paris, France. The new Bittium Tough VoIP Softphone™ software product is a VoIP client (Voice over Internet Protocol) that can be used for VoIP calls, instant messaging, conference calls and screen sharing in the tactical Bittium Tough VoIP Service™ network either with a PC or smartphone. Especially useful for tactical use are also the Push-To-Talk (PTT) feature as well as the remote control and sending instant messages to existing third party Combat Net Radios (CNR) through Bittium Tough VoIP Service network and Bittium Tough Comnode terminal or Bittium TAC WIN system’s router (Radio over IP, RoIP). Significant events during the reporting period On February 13, 2018 Bittium Biosignals Ltd, a subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and a major US remote monitoring provider, concluded a three-year supply agreement under which Bittium will supply the Bittium Faros™ 360 and customized Bittium Faros™ 360 cardiac ECG signal measuring and monitoring devices. In addition, Bittium will supply disposable electrodes for attaching Bittium Faros ECG devices. When materialized in full, the total value of the agreement was USD 21 million (approximately EUR 17,1 million based on an exchange rate of February 12, 2018) with revenues recognized gradually during the years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 depending on the progress of the product deliveries, with estimated emphasis on 2019 and 2020. This agreement did not change the Company’s long term financial outlook (published in the Half Year Financial Report January-June 2017 on August 9, 2017). On April 13, 2018 Bittium Wireless Ltd, a subsidiary of Bittium Corporation received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for products included in the Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system, which is meant for tactical communications. The value of the purchase order was EUR 14.3 million (excl. VAT). The purchase order did not change Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2018 (published in the Financial Statement Bulletin 2017 on February 22, 2018). The purchase order is based on the Framework Agreement signed by Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces on August 9, 2017, according to which the Finnish Defence Forces will order products included in the Software Defined Radio based Bittium TAC WIN system during the years 2018-2020. According to the Framework Agreement, Finnish Defence Forces will issue separate purchase orders for the products each year. The products ordered now will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2018. If materialized in full, the total value of the Framework Agreement is EUR 30 million (excl. VAT). Bittium announced the Frame Agreement on August 9, 2017. Significant events after the reporting period There were no significant events after the reporting period. Outlook for 2018 The growing need for wireless connectivity, increasingly growing amount of data transfer and the need for secure data transfer create demand for Bittium’s competence, products and product platforms. As the digitalization of the healthcare market and remote care are becoming more common it creates demand for Bittium’s medical technology products and solutions. In a long term Bittium has good potential to grow profitably. Bittium invests significantly in developing its own products and solutions and aims at growing its net sales based on its products and product platforms. Bittium specifies its expectations for the whole year 2018 operating result and estimates the operating result for the whole year to be positive. Bittium expects that the net sales in 2018 will grow from the previous year (EUR 51.6 million, in 2017) and the operating result to be positive (EUR -6.2 million, in 2017). The level of operating result in 2018 will be still affected by the investments started in 2017 to enable future growth. More information about Bittium’s market outlook is presented in the section “Market outlook” in this Half Year Financial Report. More information about other uncertainties regarding the outlook is presented in this Half Year Financial Report in the section "Risks and uncertainties" and on the company's internet pages at www.bittium.com. Previous outlook: Bittium expects that the net sales in 2018 will grow from the previous year (EUR 51.6 million, in 2017) and the operating result to be better than in the previous year (EUR -6.2 million, in 2017). The level of operating result in 2018 will be still affected by the investments started in 2017 to enable future growth. Market outlook Bittium's customers operate in various industries, each of them having their own industry specific factors driving the demand. A common factor creating demand among the whole customer base is the growing need for higher quality and secure data transfer. Due to the technology competences accrued over time and long history in developing mobile communication solutions, Bittium is in a good position to offer customized solutions for its customers. Over thirty years of experience and extensive competence in measuring of biosignals also act as a basis for medical technology solutions. The following factors are expected to create demand for Bittium's products and services in 2018 and beyond: ·In the mobile telecommunications, the investments to develop 5G technology increases, which creates demand for Bittium’s R&D services. There is a wide range of frequencies allocated for this technology thus creating the need to develop multiple products to cover the market and creating demand for R&D services for development of product variants. ·As the digitalization evolves, the secure IoT (Internet of Things) has become a significant development area in many industries. The increasing need of companies to digitalize their operations, collect data wirelessly and transfer it to the internet and cloud services generate need for Bittium’s services and customized solutions. For this there is a need for secure connected devices for consumers’ free-time applications and demanding industrial usage that collect information through their sensors and connect the devices securely to the internet and cloud services. Also the integration of different systems and technologies play an important role in enabling the complete digitalization service. To ease and speed up the processing of large data amounts there are different kinds of learning systems and devices under development that use different kinds of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. ·The use of LTE technology, smartphones and applications continues to increase in special verticals such as public safety creating demand for Bittium Tough Mobile secure LTE smartphone and other customized special terminals based on Bittium’s own product platform. The awareness of mobile security risks is growing and the interest towards secure mobile devices is increasing. Also the interest towards LTE-SAT-hybrid devices with terrestrial and satellite connections has grown to further improve the functionality of authorities’ critical connections. The implementation of LTE-based devices in Public Safety markets has been slower than expected due to the delay of the device functionalities required by the authorities and due to the slow progress of the market. The sale of the secure terminal products is expected to develop moderately according to the nature of public safety markets. ·Using public network connections in portable devices is increasing also in demanding professional use, such as in the public sector. This creates requirements for network connections to be easy to use and secure. The products in the Bittium SafeMove product family enable the ease of use of the devices and security in demanding use. ·In the defense sector’s tactical communication market the governments’ defense forces and other authorities need networks that troops, who are more and more constantly on the move, can use for transferring growing amounts of data securely. This creates demand for Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) broadband network and for other Bittium’s IP-based (Internet Protocol) tactical communications solutions, as well as for Bittium’s new tactical communication handheld and vehicle radios that fulfill the needs of data transfer of moving troops or individual soldiers. Bittium continues its efforts to bring its defense market targeted products and services also to the international defense markets and aims to get new international customers for its tactical communication system in 2018. Due to the long sales cycles driven by purchasing programs of national governments, it takes time to receive significant purchase orders. ·Heart problems and brain strokes are among the most frequent causes of death. Recognizing the symptoms early on, based on information gathered by measuring, enable the start of the effective treatment fast. Also the prevention of diseases and health problems are being increasingly invested in. In the healthcare technology market there is ongoing a significant change in the patient care both inside the hospitals as well as in homecare. The repatriation of patients is being pursued earlier than before which may enable significant cost savings in the healthcare. One of the growing application areas in the IoT segment is healthcare technology that enables implementing these changes for its part. A perquisite for early repatriation is the enabling of accurate and precise follow-up and measurement in home conditions through remote monitoring. For this purpose Bittium offers its Bittium Faros product family for heart remote monitoring and Bittium BrainStatus for measuring the electrical activity of brain. Risks and uncertainties Bittium has identified a number of business, market and finance related risk factors and uncertainties that can affect the level of sales and profits. Market risks The global economic uncertainty may affect the demand for Bittium’s services, solutions and products and provide pressure on e.g. pricing. In the short term such uncertainty may affect, in particular, the utilization and chargeability levels and average hourly prices of R&D services. Growing political uncertainty may also affect the demand for Bittium’s services, solutions and products and the price competitiveness in the different geographical areas. Bittium is also increasingly exposed to legal, economic, political and regulatory risks related to the countries in which its suppliers and other cooperation partners are located. Such risks may result in delays in deliveries, currency losses, elevated costs, or litigations and related costs. Bittium's customer base includes, among others, companies operating in the field of telecommunication, defense and other authorities, as well as companies delivering products to them, the company is exposed to market changes in these industries. A significant part of Bittium´s net sales accumulates from selling products and R&D services to defense and other authorities, as well as companies delivering products to them. Deviation in anticipated business development with such customer concentrations may translate as a significant deviation in the Bittium's outlook, both in terms of net sales and operating result, during the ongoing financial period and thereafter. Bittium seeks to expand its customer base on a longer term and reduce dependence on individual companies and hence the company would thereby be mainly affected by the general business climate in the industries of the companies belonging to Bittium’s customer base instead of the development of individual customer relationships. The more specific market outlook has been presented in this Half Year Financial Report in the "Market outlook" section. Business related risks Bittium's operative business risks are mainly related to following items: uncertainties and short visibility on customers' product program decisions, their make or buy decisions and on the other hand, their decisions to continue, downsize or terminate current product programs, execution and management of large customer projects, ramping up and down project resources, availability of personnel in labor markets, accessibility on commercially acceptable terms and on the other hand successful utilization of the most important technologies and components, competitive situation and potential delays in the markets, timely closing of customer and supplier contracts with reasonable commercial terms, delays in R&D projects, realization of expected return on capitalized R&D investments, obsolescence of inventories and technology risks in product development causing higher than planned R&D costs, and risks related to the ramp-up of product manufacturing. Revenues expected to come from either existing or new products and customers include normal timing risks. Bittium has certain significant customer projects and deviation in their expected continuation could result also significant deviations in the company's outlook. In addition there are typical industry warranty and liability risks involved in selling Bittium´s services, solutions and products. Bittium's product delivery business model faces such risks as high dependency on actual product volumes, timing risks and potential delays in the markets. The above-mentioned risks may manifest themselves as lower amounts of products delivered or higher costs of production, and ultimately, as lower profit. Bringing Bittium’s products to international defense and other authorities markets may take longer than anticipated because the projects are typically long and the purchasing programs are prepared in the lead of national governments and within the available financing. Once a supplier has been selected, product deliveries are typically executed over several years. Some of Bittium's businesses operate in industries that are heavily reliant on patent protection and therefore face risks related to management of intellectual property rights, on the one hand related to accessibility on commercially acceptable terms of certain technologies in the Bittium’s products and services, and on the other hand related to an ability to protect technologies that Bittium develops or licenses from others from claims that third parties' intellectual property rights are infringed. Additionally, parties outside of the industries operate actively in order to protect and commercialize their patents and therefore in their part increase the risks related to the management of intellectual property rights. At worst, claims that third parties' intellectual property rights are infringed, could lead to substantial liabilities for damages. In addition, the progress of the customer projects and delivery capability may be also affected by potential challenges in global accessibility of key technologies and components on commercially acceptable terms, as well as by the acceptance of the necessary export licenses. The company changed its name to Bittium Corporation as of July 1, 2015 and started using the new trademark. The registration and the use of the new trademark can include customary risks involved in taking in use a new trademark. Financing risks Global economic uncertainty may lead to payment delays, increase the risk for credit losses and weaken the availability and terms of financing. To fund its operations, Bittium relies mainly on income from its operative business and may from time to time seek additional financing from selected financial institutions. Currently Bittium has a committed overdraft credit facility agreement of EUR 10.0 million with Nordea Bank Finland Plc and a committed overdraft credit facility agreement of EUR 10.0 million with Pohjola Bank Plc. From these agreements intended for general financing purposes, EUR 10.0 million are valid until December 31, 2018 and EUR 10.0 million until December 31, 2019. These agreements include customary covenants related to, among other things, equity ratio, transferring property and pledging. There is no assurance that additional financing will not be needed in case of clearly weaker than expected development of Bittium's businesses. Customer dependency in some parts of Bittium's business may translate as an accumulation of risk with respect to outstanding receivables and ultimately with respect to credit losses. Statement of financial position and financing The figures presented in the statement of financial position of June 30, 2018, are compared with the statement of the financial position of December 31, 2017 (MEUR). 30.6.2018 31.12.2017Non-current assets 57.3 46.7Current assets 69.4 91.6Total assets 126.7 138.4Share capital 12.9 12.9Other capital 92.3 103.7Total equity 105.2 116.7Non-current liabilities 1.5 1.5Current liabilities 20.0 20.2Total equity and liabilities 126.7 138.4 Cash flow of the review period 1-6/2018 1-12/2017:+ profit of the period +/- 1.5 -2.4Adjustment of accrual basisitems+/- Change in net working -12.0 2.0capital- interest, taxes and -0.0 0.3dividends= net cash from operating -10.5 -0.0activities- net cash from investing -10.7 -18.5activities- net cash from financing -11.2 -13.4activities= net change in cash and cash -32.4 -32.0equivalents Net cash from operating activities in 2017 includes operative cash flows from both continuing and discontinuing operations. The amount of gross investments in the period under review was EUR 11.2 million. Net investments for the review period totaled to EUR 11.2 million. The total amount of depreciation during the period under review was EUR 2.2 million. The amount of interest-bearing debt, including finance lease liabilities, was at the end of the reporting period EUR 1.2 million (EUR 1.2 million on December 31, 2017). Bittium's equity ratio at the end of the period was 84.4 percent (85.6 percent on December 31, 2017). Cash and other liquid assets at the end of the reporting period were EUR 30.5 million (EUR 62.9 million on December 31, 2017). Net cash flow during the period was EUR -32.4 million. The negativity of the net cash flow resulted from the increase in the inventories and growth of the accounts receivables, which increased the amount of the net working capital by EUR 9.3 million. In addition, the net cash flow includes EUR 7.4 million investments made into own product development and the EUR 10.7 million dividend payment (EUR -21.5 million, 1H 2017, including EUR 10.7 million dividend payment and investments in the new premises in Oulu). Bittium has a total of EUR 20.0 million binding credit facility agreements from which EUR 10.0 million are valid until December 31, 2018 and EUR 10.0 million until December 31, 2019. At the end of the review period, EUR 0.0 million of these facilities were in use. Bittium follows a hedging strategy that has an objective to ensure the business margins in changing market circumstances by minimizing the influence of exchange rates. According to the hedging strategy principles, the net position in the currency is hedged when it exceeds the euro limit defined in the hedging strategy. The net position is determined on the basis of accounts receivable, accounts payable, order book and budgeted net currency cash flow. Personnel The Bittium group employed an average of 654 people in between January and June 2018. At the end of June 2018, the company had 683 employees (619 employees at the end of 2017). A significant part of Bittium's personnel are R&D engineers. Flagging notifications There were no changes in the ownership during the period under review that would have caused flagging notifications which are obligations for disclosure in accordance with Chapter 2, section 9 of the Securities Market Act. Notifications of managers’ transactions The company had no managers’ transactions to report during the reporting period. Decisions of the Annual General Meeting of Bittium Corporation The Annual General Meeting of Bittium Corporation was held on April 11, 2018, at 1.00 p.m. at the University of Oulu, Saalastinsali, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland. The Annual General Meeting approved the annual accounts for the financial year 2017 and discharged the company's management from liability. Use of the Profits Shown on the Balance Sheet and Payment of Dividend The Annual General Meeting decided in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors to pay EUR 0.30 per share as dividend based on the adopted balance sheet for the financial period January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. The dividend was paid to the shareholders who were registered as shareholders in the company's register of shareholders as maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the dividend record date Friday, April 13, 2018. The dividend was paid on Friday, April 20, 2018. Election and remuneration of the Members of the Board of Directors The Annual General Meeting decided that the Board of Directors shall comprise six (6) members. Mr. Seppo Mäkinen, Mr. Juha Putkiranta, Mr. Tero Ojanperä and Mr. Erkki Veikkolainen were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors for a term of office expiring at the end of the next Annual General Meeting. Further, Ms. Riitta Tiuraniemi and Mr. Petri Toljamo were elected as the new members of the Board of Directors for a corresponding term of office. At its assembly meeting held on April 11, 2018, the Board of Directors elected Mr. Erkki Veikkolainen Chairman of the Board. Further, the Board has resolved to keep the Audit Committee. Mr. Juha Putkiranta (Chairman of the committee) and Ms. Riitta Tiuraniemi were elected as members of the Audit Committee and authorized public accountant Seppo Laine was invited to the Audit Committee as external advisor of the Board of Directors. The following monthly remuneration shall be paid to the members of the Board of Directors: to the chairman of the Board of Directors EUR 3,500 and to the other members of the Board of Directors EUR 2,000 each. In addition, the members of the Board of Directors are entitled to compensation for attending Board Committee meetings as follows: the chairman of the Committee EUR 600 for each meeting and other Committee members EUR 400 for each meeting. Travel expenses of the members of the Board of Directors shall be reimbursed in accordance with the Company's travel policy. The General Meeting also decided that 40 percent of the total amount of the monthly remuneration will be paid at once as Bittium Corporation's shares acquired for the price formed in public trading, and the shares will be acquired according to the share purchase program of the company. Election and Remuneration of the Auditor Ernst & Young Oy, authorized public accountants, was re-elected auditor of the Company for a term of office ending at the end of the next Annual General Meeting. Ernst & Young Oy has notified that Mr. Juhani Rönkkö, authorized public accountant, will act as responsible auditor. It was decided that the remuneration to the auditor shall be paid against the auditor's reasonable invoice. Authorizing the Board of Directors to Decide on the Repurchase of the Company’s own Shares The General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of the Company's own shares as follows. The amount of own shares to be repurchased shall not exceed 3,500,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 9.81 percent of all of the shares in the company. Only the unrestricted equity of the company can be used to repurchase own shares on the basis of the authorization. Own shares can be repurchased at a price formed in public trading on the date of the repurchase or otherwise at a price formed on the market. The Board of Directors decides how own shares will be repurchased. Own shares can be repurchased using, inter alia, derivatives. Own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase). The authorization canceled the authorization given by the General Meeting on April 12, 2017 to decide on the repurchase of the company's own shares. The authorization is effective until June 30, 2019. Authorizing the Board of Directors to Decide on the Issuance of Shares as well as the Issuance of Special Rights Entitling to Shares The General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act as follows. The amount of shares to be issued shall not exceed 7,000,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 19.61 percent of all of the shares in the company. The Board of Directors decides on all the conditions of the issuance of shares and of special rights entitling to shares. The authorization concerns both the issuance of new shares as well as the transfer of treasury shares. The issuance of shares and of special rights entitling to shares may be carried out in deviation from the shareholders' pre-emptive rights (directed issue). The authorization canceled the authorization given by the General Meeting on April 12, 2017 to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act. The authorization is effective until June 30, 2019. Annual Report, Sustainability Report, Corporate Governance Statement and Salary and Remuneration Report On March 21, 2018 Bittium published its Annual Report, Sustainability Report, Corporate Governance Statement and Salary and Remuneration Report from the year 2017. The reports are available at the company’s internet pages at https://www.bittium.com both in Finnish and in English. The Annual Report and Sustainability Report are available also at https://annualreport.bittium.com. Oulu, August 8, 2018 Bittium Corporation The Board of Directors Further Information: Hannu Huttunen CEO Tel. +358 40 344 5466 Pekka Kunnari CFO Tel. +358 40 344 2229 Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Major media Bittium Corporation Condensed Financial Statements and Notes January – June 2018 (unaudited) The Half-year Financial Report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017 12 monthsCOMPREHENSIVE INCOME (MEUR) 6 months 6 monthsContinuing operationsNET SALES 28.3 27.1 51.6Other operating income 0.6 1.0 2.1Change in work in progress and 0.1 0.7finished goodsWork performed by the undertaking for -3.7 0.1 -5.9its own purpose and capitalizedRaw materials -16.5 -2.2 -33.0Personnel expenses -2.2 -18.0 -3.9Depreciation -7.5 -1.9 -17.8Other operating expenses 0.1 -9.0 0.0OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) -0.8 -2.8 -6.2Financial income and expenses 0.0 0.3 0.4PROFIT BEFORE TAX -0.8 -2.4 -5.8Income tax 0.0 0.0 1.1PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD FROM CONTINUING -0.8 -2.4 -4.8OPERATIONSDiscontinued operationsProfit for the year from discontinued 1.3 1.7operationsPROFIT FOR THE PERIOD -0.8 -1.1 -3.1 Other comprehensive income:Items that may be reclassifiedsubsequently to the statement ofincomeExchange differences on translating 0.0 -0.0 -0.1foreign operationsOther comprehensive income for the 0.0 -0.0 -0.1period totalTOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE -0.8 -1.2 -3.2PERIOD Profit for the year attributable toEquity holders of the parent -0.8 -1.1 -3.1 Total comprehensive income for theperiod attributable toEquity holders of the parent -0.8 -1.2 -3.2 Earnings per share from continuingoperations, EURBasic earnings per share -0.022 -0.067 -0.133Diluted earnings per share -0.022 -0.067 -0.133 Earnings per share from discontinuedoperations, EURBasic earnings per share 0.035 0.046Diluted earnings per share 0.035 0.046 Earnings per share from continuingand discontinued operations, EURBasic earnings per share -0.022 -0.032 -0.087Diluted earnings per share -0.022 -0.032 -0.087 Average number of shares, 1000 pcs 35 693 35 693 35 693Average number of shares, diluted, 35 693 35 693 35 6931000 pcs   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF June 30, 2018 June 30, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017FINANCIAL POSITION (MEUR)ASSETSNon-current assetsProperty, plant and equipment 23.4 17.9 21.9Goodwill 5.8 6.3 5.8Intangible assets 22.5 11.1 15.0Other financial assets 1.4 1.4 1.4Other non-current receivables 1.7 0.2 0.2Deferred tax assets 2.5 1.5 2.5Non-current assets total 57.3 38.5 46.7Current assetsInventories 13.7 5.9 10.6Trade and other receivables 25.2 20.9 18.2Financial assets at fair 24.6 67.2 56.4value through profit or lossCash and short term deposits 6.0 6.2 6.5Current assets total 69.4 100.2 91.6TOTAL ASSETS 126.7 138.7 138.4 EQUITY AND LIABILITIESEquity attributable to equityholders of the parentShare capital 12.9 12.9 12.9Invested non-restricted 26.0 26.0 26.0equity fundTranslation difference 1.1 1.1 1.0Retained earnings 65.3 78.7 76.7Total equity 105.2 118.7 116.7 Non-current liabilitiesDeferred tax liabilities 0.3 0.4 0.4Provisions 0.0Interest-bearing liabilities 0.5 0.6 0.5Other non-current liabilities 0.5 0.9 0.5Non-current liabilities total 1.5 2.0 1.5Current liabilitiesTrade and other payables 17.8 16.0 18.3Financial liabilities at fair 0.1value through profit or lossProvisions 1.4 1.2 1.1Interest-bearing loans and 0.7 0.9 0.7borrowingsCurrent liabilities total 20.0 18.0 20.2Total liabilities 21.5 20.0 21.7TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES 126.7 138.7 138.4   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017CASH FLOWS (MEUR) 6 months 6 months  12 monthsCASH FLOW FROM OPERATINGACTIVITIESProfit for the year from -0.8 -2.4 -4.8continuing operationsProfit for the year from 1.3 1.7discontinued operationsAdjustment of accrual 2.3 -0.1 0.7basis itemsChange in net working -12.0 1.5 2.0capitalInterest paid on -1.2 0.0 -0.5operating activitiesInterest received from 1.2 0.2 0.8operating activitiesIncome taxes paid -0.0 -0.1 -0.1NET CASH FROM OPERATING -10.5 0.4 -0.0ACTIVITIES CASH FLOW FROM INVESTINGACTIVITIESAcquisition of businessunit, net of cashacquiredPurchase of property, -2.7 -6.2 -11.4plant and equipmentPurchase of intangible -8.0 -2.4 -6.7assetsSale of property, plant 0.1 0.1and equipmentSale of intangible assets 0.0 0.1 0.1Purchase of 0.0 -0.7 -0.7investments/affiliatedcompaniesNET CASH FROM INVESTING -10.7 -9.0 -18.5ACTIVITIES CASH FLOW FROM FINANCINGACTIVITIESShare-option plans 0.1exercisedRepayment of borrowing -0.1 -1.7 -1.7Payment of finance -0.5 -0.5 -1.0liabilitiesDividend paid and -10.7 -10.7 -10.7repayment of capitalNET CASH FROM FINANCING -11.2 -12.9 -13.4ACTIVITIES NET CHANGE IN CASH AND -32.4 -21.5 -32.0CASH EQUIVALENTSCash and cash equivalents 62.9 94.9 94.9at beginning of periodCash and cash equivalents 30.5 73.4 62.9at end of period   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (MEUR)A = Share capitalB = Invested non-restricted equity fundC = Translation differenceD = Retained earningsE = Non-controlling interestsF = Total equity   A B C D E FShareholders equity on Jan. 12.9 26.0 1.2 90.6 130.61, 2017Comprehensive income forthe periodProfit/loss for the period -1.1 -1.1Exchange differences on -0.0 -0.0translating foreignoperationsTotal comprehensive income -0.0 -1.1 -1.2for the periodTransactions between theshareholdersDistribution of dividends -10.7 -10.7Total transactions between -10.7 -10.7the shareholdersOther changes -0.0 -0.0Shareholders equity on June 12.9 26.0 1.1 78.7 118.730, 2017   A B C D E FShareholders equity on Jan. 12.9 26.0 1.0 76.7 116.71, 2018Comprehensive income forthe periodProfit/loss for the period -0.8 -0.8Exchange differences on 0.0 0.0translating foreignoperationsTotal comprehensive income 0.0 -0.8 -0.8for the periodTransactions between theshareholdersDistribution of dividends -10.7 -10.7Total transactions between -10.7 -10.7the shareholdersOther changes -0.0 -0.0Shareholders equity on June 12.9 26.0 1.1 65.3 105.230, 2018 NOTES TO THE HALF YEAR FINANCIAL REPORTING ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES FOR THE HALF YEAR FINANCIAL REPORTING: The Half Year Financial Report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. Bittium Corporation has applied the same accounting principles in the preparation of this Half Year Report as in its Financial Statements for 2017, except for the adoption of new standards and interpretations effective during 2018. The changes did not have material impact on the Half Year Report. THE APPLICATION OF IFRS 15 REVENUE FROM CONTRACTS WITH CUSTOMERS STANDARD IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, came into force on 1st of January 2018. IFRS 15 covers the former IAS 18 Revenue and IAS 11 Construction contracts standards. Bittium adopted the standard using the modified retrospective approach. The standard did not have effect on the opening balance of year 2018. As a result of adopting the new standard, Bittium has specified the accounting principles of the time-based service contracts regarding the duration and amount of these contracts. The new specified principles mainly impact to revenue by spreading it more stable during the financial year and possibly also at the end of the financial year. THE APPLICATION OF IFRS 9 FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS STANDARD IFRS 9 Financial Instruments standard has come into force on 1st of January 2018. It replaces the former IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement standard. The objective of the new standard is to clarify the classification and assessment of the financial assets and liabilities and to create a new model for impairment and for the hedge accounting. In Bittium the new standard did not have significant impact on the classification of the financial assets or liabilities, nor to the assessments or processes of managing the currency risks. The model for impairment leads to earlier recognition of impairment losses but its effect on Bittium financial reporting has not been material. The new standard has specifying impact on the notes to the financial reporting with respect to financial instruments. THE PREPARATIONS FOR APPLICATION OF IFRS 16 LEASES STANDARD The impacts of the IFRS 16 Leases standard, coming into force in 2019 are being analyzed during the year 2018. According to the standard, basically all the Group lease agreements are presented in the assets and liabilities in the balance sheet. The adoption of the standard will slightly increase the value of assets and liabilities in the consolidated balance sheet. Bittium will adopt the standard using the retrospective approach. The retrospective effect of adopting the new standard will not be restated for the comparative periods. The other forthcoming revisions or amendments of the standards are not expected to have significant impact on the consolidated financial statements. ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE MEASURES In addition to the key ratios defined in the IFRS standards, Bittium may use some alternative performance measures in the financial reporting. The definitions of the common alternative performance measures are listed below. EBITDA =                                          Operating profit + depreciations Net gearing % =                                                Interest-bearing liabilities - cash and deposits and short-term investments x 100                                                                                 Total equity Equity per share =                       Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent                                                             Share issue adjusted number of the shares at the end of the period SEGMENT-INFORMATION (MEUR) Bittium Corporation does not have segments that require reporting according to IFRS 8 standard. NET SALES OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS (MEUR) 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017 6 months 6 months 12 monthsNet salesEurope 24.8 22.4 44.4Americas 3.0 4.5 5.9Asia 0.5 0.3 1.3Net sales total 28.3 27.1 51.6   RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017 6 months 6 months 12 monthsEmployee benefits for key management and stock 0.6 0.6 1.2options expenses total, continuing operations   CONSOLIDATED 1-6/201 7-12/20 1-6/201 7-12/20STATEMENT OF 8 17 7 16COMPREHENSIVE 6 month 6 month 6 month 6 monthINCOME BY HALF-YEAR s s s sMEUR) ContinuingoperationsNET SALES 28.3 24.5 27.1 33.1Other operating 0.6 1.1 1.0 1.0incomeWork performed by 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2the undertaking foritsown purpose andcapitalizedRaw materials -3.7 -3.7 -2.2 -2.7Personnel expenses -16.5 -15.1 -18.0 -17.8Depreciation -2.2 -2.0 -1.9 -1.9Other operating -7.4 -8.8 -9.0 -10.1expensesOPERATING PROFIT -0.8 -3.4 -2.8 1.9(LOSS)Financial income and 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4expensesPROFIT BEFORE TAX -0.8 -3.4 -2.4 2.2Income tax 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.4PROFIT FOR THE -0.8 -2.4 -2.4 2.6PERIOD FROMCONTINUINGOPERATIONSDiscontinuedoperationsProfit for the 0.4 1.3period fromdiscontinuedoperationsPROFIT FOR THE -0.8 -2.0 -1.1 2.6PERIODOther comprehensive 0.0 -0.1 -0.0 0.0incomeTOTAL COMPREHENSIVE -0.8 -2.1 -1.2 2.6INCOME FOR THEPERIOD Profit for theperiod attributableto:Equity holders of -0.8 -2.0 -1.1 2.6the parentTotal comprehensiveincome for theperiodattributable to:Equity holders ofthe parent -0.8 -2.1 -1.2 2.6   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT 1-6/201 7-12/2017 1-6/2017 7-12/2016 6 monthsOF CASH FLOWS BY HALF 8 6 months 6 months-YEAR 6 month sNet cash from operating -10.5 -0.5 0.4 -1.8activitiesNet cash from investing -10.7 -9.5 -9.0 -10.5activitiesNet cash from financing -11.2 -0.5 -12.9 -0.5activitiesNet change in cash and -32.4 -10.5 -21.5 -12.8cash equivalents   FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE RELATED 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017 12 monthsRATIOS 6 months 6 monthsSTATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVEINCOME (MEUR)Net sales 28.3 27.1 51.6Operating profit (loss) -0.8 -2.8 -6.2Operating profit (loss). % of -2.9 -10.2 -12.0net salesProfit before taxes -0.8 -2.4 -5.8Profit before taxes. % of net -2.9 -9.0 -11.3salesProfit for the period from -0.8 -2.4 -4.8continuing operationsPROFITABILITY AND OTHER KEYFIGURESInterest-bearing net -29.4 -72.0 -61.7liabilities. (MEUR)Net gearing. -% -27.9 -60.6 -52.9Equity ratio. % 84.4 87.8 85.6Gross investments. (MEUR) 11.2 10.3 20.1Average personnel during the 654 605 614period. continuing operationsPersonnel at the period end. 683 619 619continuing operations   AMOUNT OF SHARE ISSUE Jun. 30. 2018 Jun. 30. 2017 Dec. 31. 2017ADJUSTMENT (1.000 pcs)At the end of period 35 693 35 693 35 693Average for the period 35 693 35 693 35 693Average for the period 35 693 35 693 35 693diluted with stockoptions   STOCK-RELATED FINANCIAL RATIOS 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017 12 months(EUR) 6 months 6 monthsEarnings per share fromcontinuing operations. EURBasic earnings per share -0.022 -0.067 -0.133Diluted earnings per share -0.022 -0.067 -0.133 Earnings per share fromdiscontinued operations. EURBasic earnings per share 0.035 0.046Diluted earnings per share 0.035 0.046 Earnings per share fromcontinuing and discontinuedoperations. EURBasic earnings per share -0.022 -0.032 -0.087Diluted earnings per share -0.022 -0.032 -0.087 Equity *) per share 2.95 3.33 3.27 *) Equity attributable to equityholders of the parent   MARKET VALUES OF 1-6/2018 6 months 1-6/2017 6 months 1-12/2017 12 monthsSHARES (EUR)Highest 6.30 7.88 7.88Lowest 4.93 5.67 5.55Average 5.65 6.59 6.55At the end of 4.97 7.28 5.65period Market value of 177.4 259.8 201.7the stock. (MEUR)Trading value of 32.9 37.4 83.1shares. (MEUR)Number of shares 5 818 5 666 12 684traded. (1.000pcs)Related to average 16.3 15.9 35.5number of shares %   SECURITIES AND Jun. 30. 2018 Jun. 30. 2017 Dec. 31. 2017CONTINGENT LIABILITIES(MEUR)AGAINST OWNLIABILITIESFloating charges 1.0 2.9 1.0Guarantees 10.2 5.4 10.2Rental liabilitiesFalling due in the 0.5 1.3 0.5next yearFalling due after one 0.8 0.2 1.0yearOther contractualliabilitiesFalling due in the 2.4 1.8 1.9next yearFalling due after one 2.6 0.0 1.0year Mortgages are pledged 0.2 1.2 1.2for liabilitiestotaledMaterial purchase 7.0 8.9 9.9commitments   NOMINAL VALUE OF Jun. 30. 2018 Jun. 30. 2017 Dec. 31. 2017CURRENCY DERIVATIVES(MEUR)Foreign exchangeforward contractsMarket value -0.1 0.1Nominal value 2.0 5.0  

Halton Group acquires U.S. indoor air equipment manufacturer

In recent years, Halton has been systematically working to expand its range of professional kitchen products from hood solutions to comprehensive air handling systems. “The acquisition of LCSystems supports our chosen strategy and accelerates the entry of our comprehensive solutions into the North American market, where we will continue to aim at significant growth as the industry-leading technology supplier”, says Georges Gaspar, Director of Halton Foodservice. The acquisition is preceded by a long history between the two companies that has its roots in development work done within the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.) network in the 1990s. The companies started cooperation for manufacturing ETL licensed products in 2004. “Our long cooperation has been very functional and I believe that this acquisition offers interesting opportunities for creating new, innovative and customer-focused solutions for this important market”, Gaspar says. Steve Brown, founder for LCSystems, had the following to say: “I have known Halton for over 20 years and seen that our approach to product innovation, quality and customer relationship management is similar. This experience has convinced me that LCSystems’ customers will continue to receive high-quality service from Halton.” The acquisition worth slightly below USD 4 million was completed 30 June 2018. 2019 will mark Halton’s 30th anniversary on the US market.

Nokian Tyres plc Half Year Financial Report January−June 2018: Strong sales growth with increased operating profit

Nokian Tyres plc Half Year Financial Report January−June 2018, August 8, 2018, 8:00 a.m.    This release is a summary of Nokian Tyres’ Half Year Financial Report January−June 2018. The complete report is attached to this release. It is also available on the company website at www.nokiantyres.com/company/investors/. April–June 2018 · Net sales increased by 9.2% to EUR 429.1 million (393.0 in 4–6/2017). With comparable currencies, net sales increased by 15.1%. · Operating profit increased to EUR 108.0 million (94.1). · Profit for the period was EUR 87.5 million (71.1).  · Earnings per share rose to EUR 0.63 (0.52). · Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 169.0 million (-5.9). In relation to the tax disputes concerning the years 2007−2011, the Finnish Tax Administration returned the previously paid back taxes and interest of EUR 148 million to the company in June 2018. · Guidance unchanged. January–June 2018 · Net sales increased by 6.4% to EUR 765.2 million (718.9 in 1–6/2017). With comparable currencies, net sales increased by 12.5%. · Operating profit increased to EUR 169.3 million (153.0). · Profit for the period was EUR 134.1 million (116.4).  · Earnings per share rose to EUR 0.97 (0.86). · Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 150.6 million (-46.0). In relation to the tax disputes concerning the years 2007−2011, the Finnish Tax Administration returned the previously paid back taxes and interest of EUR 148 million to the company in June 2018. Guidance (unchanged) In 2018, with the current exchange rates, net sales and operating profit are expected to grow compared with 2017. Hille Korhonen, President and CEO: “We had a good first half of the year with growth in all our main markets. With comparable currencies, net sales increased by 12.5%. Operating profit increased compared to the first half of 2017, driven by the improved performance of Passenger Car Tyres and Vianor. In Heavy Tyres, especially sales of agricultural tyres and forestry tyres performed well. In order to support our growth, we have decided to increase our production capacity for passenger car tyres in Finland by approximately 1 million tyres by starting to run the factory six days a week. With this capacity increase, more than 80 new people will be hired for passenger car tyre production. In line with our strategic target to grow in Central Europe and North America, we have two major investments ongoing. We have started the project to build a testing center in Spain for the purposes of developing and testing new summer and all season tyres in particular. The construction work at our new US factory in Dayton, Tennessee, is also proceeding as planned. I am particularly proud to announce that in the area of sustainability, during April−June 2018, we joined the Science Based Targets initiative and we are committed to setting climate targets based on current research. The new climate goals will be linked to our value chain as well as the environmental impacts of our products.” Key figures, EUR million +-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+| |4–6 |4–6 |Change|CC* |1–6/18|1–6/17|Change|CC* |2017 || |/18 |/17 |% |Change| | |% |Change| || | | | |% | | | |% | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Net sales |429.1|393.0|9.2 |15.1 |765.2 |718.9 |6.4 |12.5 |1,572.5|+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Operating profit |108.0|94.1 | | |169.3 |153.0 | | |365.4 |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Operating profit |25.2 |24.0 | | |22.1 |21.3 | | |23.2 ||% | | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Profit before tax|105.4|87.1 | | |165.4 |146.0 | | |332.4 |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Profit for the |87.5 |71.1 | | |134.1 |116.4 | | |221.4 ||period | | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Earnings per |0.63 |0.52 | | |0.97 |0.86 | | |1.63 ||share, EUR | | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Equity ratio, % | | | | |70.5 |76.4 | | |78.2 |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Cash flow from |169.0|-5.9 | | |150.6 |-46.0 | | |234.1 ||operating | | | | | | | | | ||activities | | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Gearing, % | | | | |-7.2 |-2.6 | | |-14.2 |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Interest-bearing | | | | |-99.6 |-36.0 | | |-208.3 ||net debt | | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+|Capital |47.4 |42.6 | | |64.9 |60.0 | | |134.9 ||expenditure | | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+------+------+-------+ * Comparable currencies BUSINESS UNIT REVIEWS   Passenger Car Tyres   +-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+--------+------+-------+| |4–6 |4–6 |Change|1–6/18|1–6/17|Change %|CC |2017 || |/18 |/17 |% | | | |Change| || | | | | | | |% | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+--------+------+-------+|Net sales, M€ |309.0|276.4|11.8 |568.0 |524.4 |8.3 |15.5 |1,138.8|+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+--------+------+-------+|Operating profit,|94.5 |84.8 | |168.5 |160.7 | | |359.9 ||M€ | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+--------+------+-------+|Operating profit,|30.6 |30.7 | |29.7 |30.6 | | |31.6 ||% | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+--------+------+-------+ Heavy Tyres +-----------------+----+----+------+------+------+------+------+-----+| |4–6 |4–6 |Change|1–6/18|1–6/17|Change|CC |2017 || |/18 |/17 |% | | |% |Change| || | | | | | | |% | |+-----------------+----+----+------+------+------+------+------+-----+|Net sales, M€ |46.5|44.0|5.8 |89.6 |83.8 |7.0 |9.3 |172.3|+-----------------+----+----+------+------+------+------+------+-----+|Operating profit,|4.9 |9.1 | |13.2 |14.8 | | |32.2 ||M€ | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+----+----+------+------+------+------+------+-----+|Operating profit,|10.5|20.8| |14.7 |17.7 | | |18.7 ||% | | | | | | | | |+-----------------+----+----+------+------+------+------+------+-----+ Vianor, own operations   +------------------------+----+----+------+------+------+-------+------+-----+| |4–6 |4–6 |Change|1–6/18|1–6/17|Change%|CC |2017 || |/18 |/17 |% | | | |Change| || | | | | | | |% | |+------------------------+----+----+------+------+------+-------+------+-----+|Net sales, M€ |93.0|89.8|3.6 |146.2 |146.1 |0.1 |3.4 |339.4|+------------------------+----+----+------+------+------+-------+------+-----+|Operating profit, |10.0|4.0 | |-4.7 |-11.8 | | |-5.8 ||M€ | | | | | | | | |+------------------------+----+----+------+------+------+-------+------+-----+|Operating profit, |10.7|4.5 | |-3.2 |-8.1 | | |-1.7 ||% | | | | | | | | |+------------------------+----+----+------+------+------+-------+------+-----+|Own service centers, pcs|193 |205 | | | | | |194 ||at period end | | | | | | | | |+------------------------+----+----+------+------+------+-------+------+-----+ CONFERENCE CALL  A conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 a.m. Finnish time. In the call, Nokian Tyres’ President and CEO Hille Korhonen will present the financial results.   To participate, please dial in 5-10 minutes before the beginning of the event:FI: +358981710495SE: +46856642702UK: +442031940552US: +18557161597 The call can also be listened live via www.nokiantyres.com/resultinfo-Q2-2018  A recording of the conference call will be available on the company’s website later. FINANCIAL REPORTING 2018 Interim Report January−September 2018: October 31, 2018 Releases and company information are be available at www.nokiantyres.com/company/investors/. SAVE THE DATE / CAPITAL MARKETS DAY   Date: November 13, 2018 Location: Helsinki, Finland Further details will be provided in due course, including information and details on registration. Nokian Tyres plc  Päivi Antola, VP, IR and Communications Further information: Hille Korhonen, President and CEO, tel: +358 10 401 7733  Teemu Kangas-Kärki, CFO, tel: +358 10 401 7481 Päivi Antola, VP, IR and Communications, tel: +358 10 401 7327  Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki, media, www.nokiantyres.com  Attachment: Nokian Tyres’ Half Year Financial Report January−June 2018

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA (SRBANK); A good result marked by good operations, lower losses and higher financial income

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank achieved a pre-tax profit of NOK 1,422 million in the first half of 2018, compared with NOK 1,160 million in the same period last year. The results were marked by good operations, a busier corporate market, lower losses and a significant contribution from the bank's financial investments. The return on equity after tax was 11.4%, compared with 9.9% in the same period in 2017. Impairment losses on loans and guarantees totalled NOK 173 million, compared with NOK 299 million in the same period last year. The pre-tax profit for the quarter seen in isolation was NOK 754 million, compared with NOK 648 million last year, which is equivalent to a return on equity after tax of 12.3%, compared with 11% for the second quarter of 2017. The group’s operating costs amounted to NOK 1,111 million, an increase of NOK 44 million compared with the same period last year. The cost/income ratio was 41.1%, down from 42.2% in the first half of 2017. Net income from financial investments amounted to NOK 326 million, which is an increase of NOK 94 million compared with the same period last year. The increase was mainly due to the positive effect of the merger agreement concluded between Vipps AS, BankAxept AS and BankID Norge AS. The accounting effect amounted to approximately NOK 70 million. “The group's results for both the quarter in isolation and the first half of the year were good. We take a proactive approach in the market and are steadily gaining more new customers. This year we have strengthened our position within the corporate market, especially the SME segment, with more than 1,200 new corporate customers. Our digital solutions that are designed to meet small business needs have been welcomed. We gained many of our new customers thanks to our venture in the Oslo area, which is a new market for us,” says Arne Austreid, the chief executive of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank.  H1 2018 · Pre-tax profit: NOK 1,422 million (NOK 1,160 million) · Net profit for the quarter: NOK 1,135 million (NOK 917 million) · Return on equity after tax: 11.4% (9.9%) · Earnings per share: NOK 4.44 (NOK 3.59) · Net interest income: NOK 1,642 million (NOK 1,523 million) · Net commissions and other operating income: NOK 738 million (NOK 771 million) · Net income from financial investments: NOK 326 million (NOK 232 million) · Operating costs: NOK 1,111 million (NOK 1,067 million) · Impairment losses on loans: NOK 173 million (NOK 299 million) · Total lending growth over last 12 months: 5.0% (0.5%) · Growth in deposits over last 12 months: 6.1% (11.3%) · Common equity tier 1 capital ratio: 14.8% (14.7%) · Tier 1 capital ratio: 15.7% (15.7%) (H1 2017 figures in brackets) “We are investing in new technology, both directly through the development of existing systems and processes and indirectly through the purchase of stakes in various companies. These investments, made through our wholly owned subsidiary FinStart Nordic, are in start-up companies that have developed various new technologies that could generally help improve our services for customers going forward. FinStart Nordic, which is currently moving into premises in the centre of Oslo, now has an organisation in place that in the future will be able to supply companies we invest in with the expertise they need,” says Arne Austreid. The group recognised NOK 173 million in net impairment losses on loans in the first half of 2018, compared with NOK 299 million for the same period last year. "Some offshore-related companies still face a challenging market. I expect impairments in the rest of the year to be on a par with those in the first half of the year,” concludes Arne Austreid. The full half-yearly report is available for download from www.sr-bank.no. Stavanger, 8 August 2018 Contact people:Arne Austreid, CEO, Tel. +47 900 77 334Inge Reinertsen, CFO, Tel. +47 909 95 033Stian Helgøy, Vice President Investor Relations, Tel. +47 906 52 173Thor-Christian Haugland, Executive Vice President Communications, Tel. +47 480 31 633

Interim report for 2nd quarter 2018

Financial report for the period ended 30th June 2018 Key Facts for Quarter 2 2018 (1st April 2018 – 30th June 2018) Q2 2018 all-time high in customer deposits All figures are compared to the same quarter last year if not explicitly stated otherwise ·  Revenues increased by 39.36% to €3,837,061 (€2,753,290). ·  EBIT increased by 60.58% to €1,378,538 (€858,470). ·  EBIT margin of 35.92% (31.18%).  ·  All-time high in customer deposits with an increase of 49.53% to €6,940,630 (€4,641,568).   ·  29,402 new registered customers (23,177), increase of 26.86%.  · Earnings per share of €0.0179 (€0.0109). Key Facts for half-yearly 2018 All-time high in revenues and net profit All figures are compared to half-yearly 2017 if not explicitly stated otherwise ·  Revenues increased by 44.64% to €7,865,638 (€5,437,942) ·  EBIT increased by 62.38% to €2,747,613 (€1,692,133)  ·  EBIT Margin of 34.93% ·  Customer deposits increased by 49.00% to €13,707,976 (€9,199,766) ·  34.59% increase in newly registered customers 64,639 (48,027) · Earnings per share of €0.0356 (€0.0217) Comments from David Gray, CEO of Angler Gaming “We are happy with the ATH in both revenues and profits for H1 2018 compared to the previous year 2017. Also, in Q2 an ATH in customer deposits was recorded underlying that activity across all our offers is going strong. Nonetheless, since most of our revenues are coming from casino the World Cup had a negative effect on our revenues. Also, higher customer winnings than normal resulted in lower revenues than the previous quarter. This trend continued in July but August has started well. PremierGaming Ltd. on the 20th July 2018 successfully obtained an MGA license. On the 1st September 2018 we will launch the first client offer from this subsidiary in at least one market. We are expecting revenues from PremierGaming Ltd. in the coming months. As always, we will continue to streamline our processes and work on our strategy of having a fast-organic growth and controlling costs.” Events in Q3 2018                ·  A decrease in the daily average net gaming revenues in July 2018 when compared to the daily average of Q2 2018. However, the first days of August showed a significant increase in the daily average in net gaming revenues. ·  More suppliers will be added to the new subsidiary PremierGaming. PayNPlay solution from Trustly was implemented in Q2 and will be launched on the 1st September 2018.  OTHER INFORMATION This report has not been reviewed by the Company's Auditor – the Audited Financial Statements for 2017 were published on the 30thApril 2018. Q3 2018 report will be published on 7thNovember 2018 Q4 2018 report will be published on 14thFebruary 2019 Malta, 8th of August 2018 Board of Directors of Angler Gaming PLC Enquiries: David Gray, CEO david.gray@anglergaming.com Angler Gaming PLC Dividend Policy Angler Gaming is a debt-free company with growing positive cash flow. As previously communicated to the market, the Board of Directors in Q2 2017 had decided on a yearly dividend policy of 50% up to 100% on net profits unless the money is used in value enhanced acquisitions. The dividends for 2017 were given out in June 2018.  Angler Gaming PLC ANGLER GAMING PLC (PUBL) IS A MALTESE HOLDING COMPANY LISTED ON THE SWEDISH STOCK EXCHANGE, SPOTLIGHT STOCK MARKET, THAT INVESTS IN COMPANIES WHICH PROVIDE GAMING SERVICES OVER THE INTERNET. ANGLER GAMING’S CORE BUSINESS IS TO OWN AND ADMINISTER SHAREHOLDING IN INTERNET GAMBLING COMPANIES. ANGLER GAMING PLC OWNS STARFISHMEDIA N.V AND PREMIERGAMING LTD. WHICH THROUGH PARTNERS OR BY ITSELF OFFERS GAMES TO END USERS VIA THE INTERNET.

Electrolux divests BEAM and Sanitaire in North America

Electrolux has divested the commercial business, which provides professional customers in North America with a wide range of vacuum cleaners under the Sanitaire brand, to BISSELL Inc. The global central vacuum cleaner business based in North America, which provides products under the BEAM brand, is sold to Nuera Air. The divested operations had combined revenues in 2017 of around USD 70 million. “This is an important strategic step to support our profitable growth journey and further investments in innovation. We have an exciting pipeline of launches for this year and next, as we continue to build a responsive ecosystem of products for wellbeing in the home,” said Ola Nilsson, Head of Electrolux Home Care & SDA. “Both BEAM and Sanitaire are strong brands with excellent products that will have better opportunities to grow with their new owners.” As part of the process to improve the global competitiveness of Home Care & SDA, Electrolux in late 2016 divested its main North American vacuum cleaner brand Eureka. With today’s announcement, the business area is now shifting its North American headquarters to San Francisco, where an innovation hub was established last year. Working out of this hub, Electrolux earlier this year launched its award-winning robotic vacuum cleaner Pure i9 in the United States. The transactions are not expected to result in any material changes to future earnings or net one-off effects on the Group income statement. Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) acted as exclusive financial advisor to Electrolux in conjunction with the transaction.

Interim report for Q2 2018

Second quarter (April-June 2018)• During the second quarter, BIP products at a value of SEK 14.9 (6.5) million were delivered, an increase of 129%.• Revenues amounted to SEK 52.4 (36.5) million, an increase of 44% compared to the corresponding quarter previous year, mainly driven by growth in BIP sales and currency effects.• EBITDA amounted to SEK 9.1 (3.8) million, an increase of 136%, despite costs of SEK 11.5 million for early termination of a distribution agreement for China. EBITDA margin of 17% (11%).• Operating profit amounted to SEK 0.1 (-4.8) million.• Net profit/loss for the quarter amounted to SEK -0.9 (-6.0) million, corresponding to SEK -0.03 (-0.18) per share.• Operating cash flow for the quarter amounted to SEK 9.7 (1.8) million, corresponding to SEK 0.29 (0.05) per share. First half year (January-June 2018)• During the first half year, BIP products at a value of SEK 22.2 (9.3) million were delivered, an increase of 138%.• Revenues for the period amounted to SEK 85.3 (77.5) million, an increase of 10%. First half year 2018 contained new license revenues for China of SEK 5.2 million, while corresponding period 2017 contained new license revenues for vascular injection catheters of SEK 13.1 million.• EBITDA for the period amounted to SEK 10.9 (17.2) million, an EBITDA margin of 13% (22%). The decrease is essentially attributable to higher license revenues from the deal with Smartwise last year and costs for terminating the distribution agreement for China.• Operating profit amounted to SEK -6.8 (-0.4) million.• Net profit/loss for the period amounted to SEK -8.9 (-1.9) million corresponding to SEK -0.27 (-0.06) per share.• Operating cash flow for the period amounted to SEK -4.0 (-0.2) million corresponding to SEK -0.12 (0.0) per share. Key events during the second quarter• Bactiguard takes the next step in China and signs agreement worth more than SEK 30 million• New distributor appointed in Mexico• Smartwise enters collaboration with AstraZeneca• Jan Ståhlberg appointed as new Chairman of the Board• New global Vice President Sales recruited Key events after the end of the second quarter• New partnership for Germany• Bactiguard wins tender for central venous catheters in Sweden Comments by the CEOThe second quarter of 2018 was eventful and financially strong, both revenue and profitability wise. Sales increased by more than 40 percent, driven by more than a doubling in sales of our own product portfolio. We also signed a licensing agreement for China that contributed new licensing revenues. This development reflects our strategy of increasing sales of our own product portfolio for infection prevention (BIP portfolio), while developing new licensing businesses. We can now put eleven quarters of rising sales for the BIP portfolio (based on rolling twelve-month figures) behind us, so the trend is stable. The fact that we now add a new licensing agreement in China to the existing ones with BD, Vigilenz and Smartwise is very important and strengthens the company's view of the licensing business potential. We generated an EBITDA of SEK 9.1 million, which is more than a doubling compared with the previous year, and a margin of 17 percent. This despite the cost of over SEK 11 million for cancelling our former distribution agreement in China. Net profit for the period is still negative, and this is essentially due to significant depreciation of our technology, even though the real value rises as we develop new products and license applications. Cash flow was strong, both due to increased sales and reduced accounts receivable. The biggest news during the quarter was undoubtedly the new combined distribution and licensing agreement with Well Lead Medical for China. It initially generates SEK 30 million in product sales and licensing revenues, whereof approximately half in the second quarter and the rest in connection with new deliveries. In the longer term, the value of the partnership is significantly greater than that. Well Lead is China's largest and one of the world's leading manufacturers of medical device consumables, with significant exports. They will immediately take over the exclusive right to sell and distribute Bactiguard's urinary catheters in China. At the same time, the process of obtaining product approval for locally-produced central venous catheters and endotracheal tubes with Bactiguard's infection preventive technology will commence. This means that, in a few years' time, Well Lead is expected to manufacture and sell all products in our product portfolio in China and generate license revenues for Bactiguard. Our former partner Jian AN has made a sizeable and important effort by contributing to the product approval and market introduction of Bactiguard’s urinary catheters in this huge market. Therefore, it is justified that we compensate them for their work and investment when we now terminate the cooperation ahead of time. Revenues from our largest licensing partner BD (after their acquisition of C.R. Bard) amounted to SEK 25 million. The underlying business is stable, but volumes vary somewhat between the quarters without following a clear seasonal pattern. Growth in our own product portfolio comes from several regions; China, Europe, India and the Middle East. China, I have already touched on and we recently announced a new partnership for Germany with Asid Bonz, a well-established and professional partner, who shares our ambition to grow by offering premium products and services to the healthcare sector. We establish ourselves step by step in the European markets and see positive developments. This applies, for example, to Sweden where the procurement of our urinary catheters for Stockholm and Skåne has generated increased sales. Therefore, it is extra gratifying that we recently won our first Swedish tender for central venous catheters. The Lund University Hospital has positive experience of our products and region Skåne has now decided to make them available to all hospitals through a joint procurement. The product approval of our central venous catheters in India has opened doors and creates new possibilities to approach intensive care units with a combined product offering for infection prevention. Our distributors have sales staff across most of the country, with initial focus on the major hospitals. Today, our products have been introduced in several well-reputed hospitals and chains, such as Apollo, Fortes, Max and Medanta, where the focus is now on broadening the use. The Middle East continues to develop positively, and in the quarter, we signed an agreement with a distributor for Oman. The product registration for Egypt is in the final phase and we expect launch in the third quarter. To further drive growth by leading our sales organization, while developing global sales strategies and processes, we have recruited a Vice President Sales. Jonas Östregård has many years of international sales experience from the pharmaceutical industry at AstraZeneca and is a welcome addition to the management team. The second quarter has been eventful and strong. I therefore look forward to the continued development this year, which has the potential to be exciting. Christian Kinch, CEO This information is information that Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below 2018-08-08, at. 08.00 For further information, please contact:Cecilia Edström, CFO, cell phone: +46 72 226 23 28

Transcom Holding AB to acquire Awesome OS

Stockholm, August 8, 2018 On July 27th, Transcom Holding AB (publ) and its subsidiaries (”Transcom”), the global customer experience specialist, signed and closed the acquisition of Awesome OS, a leading niche e-commerce customer experience specialist. Awesome OS is providing customer experience and business process solutions to leading and fast-growing US e-commerce clients from its operations in Davao, Philippines. Awesome OS has approximately 2,000 team members. A vast majority of their offerings are digital/non-voice services such as emails, chat, and back office support. Awesome OS was founded in 2006 by Johnny Cheng, Edmund Lee, and Anastacio Cubos III. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Awesome to the Transcom family. Awesome’s track record of partnering with US e-commerce companies from a very early stage, combined with our global footprint and robust delivery models, is a great opportunity to support high growth companies through their global expansion. For Transcom, this acquisition will also strengthen our digital capabilities and increase our focus on the e-commerce industry”, says Michael Weinreich, President & CEO. “This further demonstrates our commitment to growing both our North American customer base as well as our delivery centers in the Philippines. With this acquisition the combined operation in the Philippines now employs close to 12,000 people", says Mark Lyndsell, CEO of Transcom’s Global English Region. “This partnership represents a special milestone for all of our team members, our partners, and the entire Awesome community.  We have enhanced our services to clients with Transcom’s global operations, multilingual delivery, and robust operational excellence”, says Johnny Cheng, Co-Founder of Awesome OS. “Together with Transcom, we will continue to build on the group’s unique culture which has been the foundation of our success.” “The entire Awesome family is extremely excited to join Transcom who shares our relentless desire for excellence, constant innovation and passion for our people”, says Roger Kuo, incoming CEO of Awesome OS. “This partnership will allow us to continue to deliver truly differentiated customer experience solutions and enable Awesome OS to enter new markets such as Europe and Latin America for our clients who are at the forefront of digital disruption.” Primeiro Partners acted as M&A advisor to the shareholders of Awesome OS. For more transaction specific information, please refer to the Bond Investor Q&A document .

Etrion Releases Second Quarter 2018 Results

August 8, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland – Etrion Corporation (“Etrion” or the “Company”) (TSX: ETX) (OMX: ETX), a solar independent power producer, released today its condensed consolidated interim financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.  Etrion Corporation delivered strong project-level results in the second quarter of 2018 from its Japanese assets. Higher installed capacity and electricity production, combined with significant reduction in corporate overhead resulted in a significant increase in revenue and consolidated EBITDA compared to the same period in 2017, before extraordinary items. Q2-18 HIGHLIGHTS ▪  Strong performance in Japanwith production and revenues up by 22% and 21%, respectively, compared to Q2-17. ▪  Consolidated adjusted EBITDA increased significantly in comparison with Q2-17 driven by performance in Japan and corporate overhead reduction.  ▪  Connected to the grid the 13.2 megawatt (“MW”) Komatsu solar project in western Japan and became fully operational in May 2018. The project was delivered on budget and ahead of schedule. ▪  Completed the refinancing of its corporate bonds, extending the maturity and reducing the interest rate. The bonds received strong demand from Nordic investors with positive validation of Etrion’s strategy to focus on Japan. ▪  Growth opportunities in Japan remain positive with 390 MW of projects in different stages of development, including 105 MW targeting to reach ready to build stage within the next 12 months and additional 285 MW of projects in the pipeline. ▪  Sound unrestricted cash position to support the growth of the business. Management Comments  Marco A. Northland, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Japan continues to deliver very positive results.  Cost cutting measures taken in Q4-17 have continued to deliver significant savings in Q2-18 which, combined with a higher installed capacity compared to the same period last year, resulted in consolidated EBITDA improvements. We continue to have a solid cash position with sufficient liquidity to fund our backlog projects.  I am very pleased with the significant progress made on the Niigata and Mie prefecture projects, with combined gross capacity of 105MW, both targeting to reach financial close within the next 12 months. We continue to drive costs down and fine tune the business to better support our growth in Japan.”  FINANCIAL SUMMARY  Three Six months months ended endedUS$ thousands (unless Q2-18  Q2-17  Q2-18 Q2-17otherwise stated) Electricity production 18,155 42,466 26,241 92,389(MWh) 1Japan 18,155 14,883 26,241 22,329Chile - 27,584 - 70,060 Financialperformance 2  Revenues 6,357 7,042 9,267 12,240Japan 6,357 5,256 9,267 4,387Chile - 1,786 - 7.853EBITDA 2,254 1,904 2,912 1,962Japan 4,887 3,949 6,617 5,910Chile - 48 - 423Corporate (General and (1,154) (2,093) (2,226) (4,371)administrative items)Corporate (Additional (1,479) - (1,479) -termination fee) Adjusted EBITDA  3,733  2,214  4,391  2,839 Net loss  (746) (6,865) (4,599) (14,429)Project cash - - 611 3,342distributionsCash flow from (used) 5,566 1,262 2,771 (1,559)in operationsAdjusted operating 3,804 2,032 4,633 2,311cash flow Financial position  Jun 18 Dec 17Unrestricted cash atparent level-  Unrestricted cash 16,352 30,385at parent level-   Corporate bond 35,099 -escrow account Restricted cash at 15,169 12,818project levelWorking capital 29,547 43,611Consolidated net debt 148,017 136,173on a cash basisCorporate net debt  23,334 10,1101 MWh-Megawatt-hour22017 financial resultsinclude the financialperformance of theChilean subsidiary, PVSalvador SpA untilSeptember 30, 2017when the Group lostcontrol for IFRSpurposes.   Operations and Finance Update call   A conference call webcast to present the Company’s second quarter 2018 Operations and Finance update will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) / 4:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).      Dial-in details:  North America: +1-647-788-4991 / Toll Free: +1-877-291-4570 / Sweden Toll Free: 02-079-4343  Webcast:  A webcast will be available at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1297/23919 The Operations and Finance update call presentation and the Company’s condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, as well as the related documents, will be available on the Company’s website (www.etrion.com) A replay of the telephone conference will be available until August 29th, 2018  Replay dial-in details:  North America: +1-416-621-4642 / Toll Free: +1-800-585-8367   Pass code for replay: 4386077  About Etrion   Etrion Corporation is an independent power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar power generation plants. The Company owns and operates 57 MW of solar capacity in Japan. Etrion also has several projects in the backlog and pipeline at different stages of development in Japan. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange in Sweden under ticker symbol “ETX”. Etrion’s largest shareholder is the Lundin family, which owns approximately 36% of the Company’s shares directly and through various trusts. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.etrion.com or contact:  Christian Lacueva – Chief Financial Officer   Telephone: +41 (22) 715 20 90     Note: The capacity of power plants in this release is described in approximate megawatts on a direct current (“DC”) basis, also referred to as megawatt-peak (“MWp”).  Etrion discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8:05 a.m. CEST on August 8, 2018.  Non-IFRS Measures:  This press release includes non-IFRS measures not defined under IFRS, specifically EBITDA and Adjusted operating cash flow. Non-IFRS measures have no standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS and therefore such measures may not be comparable with those used by other companies.  EBITDA is a useful metric to quantify the Company’s ability to generate cash before extraordinary and non-cash accounting transactions recognized in the financial statements. In addition, EBITDA is useful to analyze and compare profitability between companies and industries because it eliminates the effects of financing and accounting policy decisions. The most comparable IFRS measure to EBITDA is net income (loss). In addition, adjusted operating cash flow is used by investors to compare cash flows from operating activities without the effects of certain volatile items that can positively or negatively affect changes in working capital and are viewed as not directly related to a company’s operating performance. The most comparable IFRS measure to adjusted operating cash flow is cash flow used in operations. Refer to Etrion’s MD&A for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, for a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted operating cash flow reported during the period.   Forward-Looking Information:   This press release contains certain “forward-looking information”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements relating to the Company’s projects in Japan under construction and in development) constitute forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company as well as certain assumptions including, without limitation, the ability of the Company to execute on its projects in Japan under construction or in development on economic terms and in a timely manner. Forward-looking information is subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking information, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, the risk that the Company may not be able to obtain all applicable permits for the development of projects in Japan and the associated project financing required for the development of such projects on economic terms and the risk of unforeseen delays in the development and construction of its projects under construction or in development. Reference is also made to the risk factors disclosed under the heading “Risk factors” in the Company’s AIF for the year ended December 31, 2017 which has been filed on SEDAR and is available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.  Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein. 

Viking Line first to launch Benefit Cosmetics in Finland and onboard a passenger vessel in Europe

-       We are very happy to be the first to launch Benefit Cosmetics in Finland and on the Baltic Sea onboard all our cruise ships.  We’re also proud to offer their brow bar services onboard Viking Grace. Benefit Cosmetics is a unique beauty and cosmetic brand that believes in laughing and having fun while offering innovative and high-quality products for almost any beauty dilemma. This we are happy to offer to our guests, says Eva Rehnström, Purchasing and Sales Manager, Beauty & Fashion, Viking Line. Co-founded, in 1976, by Jean and Jane Ford – twin sisters & former models –, Benefit was built as a fun-loving, freethinking and totally new approach to beauty. With its instant beauty solutions with laugh-out-loud names, its creative packaging and its complete range of signature services, Benefit has managed to create a community of women who truly believe that “laughter is the best cosmetic”. Besides its iconic products and its most emblematic bestsellers like the lip & cheek stain Benetint, the face primer The Porefessional or the mascara They’re real, the brand has also a 70-reference collection of brow products made to solve all women’s dilemmas. The Ford sisters, convinced that shaped eyebrows make all the difference in framing the face, revolutionized the brow services by creating the Brow Bars. Now, Benefit has more than 2700 of them in 43 different countries making it the #1 Brow Brand worldwide since 2016. -       Benefit is thrilled to paint in pink all the Baltic Sea for this first launch onboard all Viking Line vessels. For the first time ever on a cruise ship in Europe, you will be able to discover exclusive services thanks to Benefit unique brow waxing technique. We truly believe that the collaboration between Benefit and Viking Line is the perfect fit. Our goal at Benefit with this collaboration is to put a smile on the face of every woman, enjoying a nice trip on a Viking vessel!” says Violaine Houze de l’Aulnoit, Key Account Manager Travel Retail Mainland Europe. Additional information:Eva Rehnström, Purchasing and Sales Manager, Beauty & Fashion, eva.rehnstrom@vikingline.com, Tel +358 18 270 00  Hermine Samuelian, Marketing Manager Europe, Benefit Cosmetics, Paris, hermines@benefitcosmetics.com, Tel +33(0) 1 58 40 86 42 Violaine Houze de l’Aulnoit, Key Account Manager Travel Retail Mainland Europe, Benefit Cosmetics, Paris, violaineha@benefitcosmetics.com, Tel +33(0) 1 58 40 86 53 More about the brand: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/uk/en-gb 

Emma Levén becomes the new group CFO at FundedByMe

— It is with great anticipation I look forward to working with FundedByMe and seeing them become a stronger and more global company. It is a company that has gone through an impressive journey through the years and I see it as a great opportunity. I can definitely use my previous experiences in international growth and become a part of the company that offers the ideal way of funding for entrepreneurs. FundedByMe makes the investor market a more democratic and inclusive place, says Emma Levén new CFO at FundedByMe Over the last two years the platform has grown stronger and more extensive - due to strategic acquisitions and recruitments. In the beginning of 2018 FundedByMe filed an application to be listed at NGM, which will take place in the near future. Now, Emma Levén becomes their new Group Chief Financial Officer. Besides being the CFO at SweDeltaco AB, she has been Global Director at Cambridge University Press and both General Manager at Thorlabs and Managing Director at Thorlabs Sweden.This makes her perfectly suited for the continuous expansion of FundedByMe   — As a part of the consolidation we have searched and found the perfect candidate to guide the company in a listed establishment. Her work will also be of major importance in future acquisitions or enterprises. Emma is incredibly experienced, competent and has the ambitions, the personality and the drive shared at FundedByMe. Having worked in a listed establishment is of course a big advantage but we value Emma as a great coworker, says Daniel Daboczy CEO of FundedByMe. Between the years of 2016 -2017 FundedByMe increased their revenue with 52 percent and decreased their loss with 44 percent, aiming towards breaking-even. In 2017, they had 6.3 million swedish crowns in revenue. Due to this year’s total acquisition of the stocks in Laika Consulting AB, they expect to have a turn-over of 40 million the first joint business year. Since 2012 FundedByMe have grown to several attractive markets. In 2017, they reached top placement in the category “Alternative Finance”, at European Fintech awards, chosen as one the most promising european Fintech companies. FundedByMe is Scandinavia’s biggest (and probably greatest) crowdfunding platform for equity crowdfunding. FundedByMe was founded with the goal of creating companies with passionate people and today they have helped over 470 companies from over 25 different countries to gather more than €52 million. With over 250.000 registered investors from around 200 countries they work towards becoming the force to reckon with in finance as for Sweden, as well as Scandinavia and the rest of the world. FundedByMe has their headquarter in Stockholm with a local presence in Dubai, Finland, Malaysia, Poland and Singapore. For more information about their possibilities for funding, visit fundedbyme.com

The European Patent Office intend to grant Brighter’s patent for AI-powered monitoring of medical devices.

The European Patent Office intend to grant Brighter’s European patent application 16744322.5 regarding Artificial Intelligence-driven medical device monitoring functionality. The patent secures rights to unique functionalities in The Benefit Loop to secure operations of medical devices. It also adds valuable functionalities to Actiste, Brighter’s unique diabetes management service, currently being introduced to the market in the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Thailand and Sweden. – Over the years, Brighter has built an strong IP portfolio, and we are continuously strengthening it even further through continuous development within both current and new upcoming business areas. As part of the company's long-term strategy IP is considered an active asset that strengthens existing business but also enables e.g. licensing, says Truls Sjöstedt, Brighter's CEO and founder. For more information, please contact: Truls Sjöstedt, CEO Telefon: +46 709 73 46 00      E-post:  truls.sjostedt@brighter.se Henrik Norström, COO   Telefon: +46 733 40 30 45      E-post: henrik.norstrom@brighter.se About ActisteBrighter's solution Actiste® handles most of the self-monitoring and treatment of insulin-treated diabetes in a single easy-to-use device. Measurement of glucose levels, insulin injections, automatic logging, and timing of all activities are performed from a single unit. Actiste is connected via an autonomous and secure mobile connection, and information can be automatically shared with selected recipients through The Benefit Loop®, Brighter's open cloud-based service where data is collected, processed and analyzed with patient consent. Validated user-generated data, such as glucose levels or insulin doses, can be automatically transferred electronically to many different constituents. The patient selects when and how data is shared and who will have access to it. Through The Benefit Loop, different services can motivate patients with chronic illnesses to change their behavior, which can save lives, reduce relatives' concerns, and release enormous healthcare resources. www.actiste.com About BrighterBrighter is a Swedish-based company that, from a unique IP portfolio, creates smart solutions for one of healthcare’s biggest challenges: changing patient behavior. Chronic diseases such as diabetes are rapidly increasing, and account for an increasing share of healthcare costs globally. Brighter's Business Model and Multi-Sided Market Platform - The Benefit Loop®- is based on the fact that many special interests create value for each other. By increasing access to valid health data, Brighter creates value for all stakeholders in the care chain: patients and their close associates, healthcare providers, research institutes, the pharmaceutical industry, and society as a whole. www.brighter.se The Company's shares are listed on NASDAQOMX First North/BRIG . Brighter’s Certified Adviser on Nasdaq OMX First North is Eminova Fondkommission AB, +46 (0)8 – 684 211 00, info@eminova.se, www.eminova.se. This information is information that Brighter AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 08:30 CEST on August 8th, 2018.

Invitation to THQ Nordic’s Q2 presentation

The presentation will be held in English by CEO Lars Wingefors and afterwards you will be invited to ask questions. The event will last approximately one hour. Date: August 15, 2018.Time: 09:00 (CET)Place: Carnegie Hall, Regeringsgatan 56, Stockholm. Please register in advance for physical presence or telephone conference participation: https://financialhearings.com/event/10624/register/live_eventTeleconference: Dial-in number UK: +442030089809 SE: +46856642662 US: +18558315947For participating state your first, last and company name. For questions during Q&A press 01.Please dial in a few minutes before the presentation begins. Link to webcast: https://tv.streamfabriken.com/thq-nordic-q2-2018 Feel free to ask questions in advance by emailing them to: ir@thqnordic.com For additional information, please contact:Lars Wingefors, Group CEOPhone: +46 708 471 978E-mail: lwingefors@thqnordic.com About THQ Nordic THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games. The company has a wide catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, Titan Quest, MX vs ATV, Red Faction, Delta Force, Destroy All Humans, Aquanox, ELEX, Biomutant, Jagged Alliance, SpellForce and The Guild. THQ Nordic has a global publishing reach within marketing, sales and distribution, both online and offline. The group’s head office is located in Karlstad, Sweden and its operational office in Vienna, Austria. THQ Nordic employs more than 1,600 people including external development studios and has ten internal development studios around the world. THQ Nordic shares are publicly listed on Nasdaq First North Stockholm under the ticker THQNB:SS with FNCA Sweden AB as its Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit: http://www.thqnordic-investors.com.

Presentation of Probi’s Q2 report 2018

Probi’s report for the second quarter 2018 will be published on Monday, 13 August at 8.00 a.m. CET. In conjunction with this, analysts, investors and media are invited to an audiocast telephone conference on the same day at 10.00 a.m., where CFO Jörn Andreas will present and comment on the report. The presentation and presentation material can be obtained via www.probi.com  or https://tv.streamfabriken.com/probi-q2-2018 The presentation can also be followed via a telephone conference on the following telephone number: Sweden: +46 8 56 64 26 64 UK: +44 20 30 08 98 10 US: +1 85 58 31 59 47 After the presentation, conference participants will be able to ask questions. Questions can also be asked via the audiocast. An on-demand version of the presentation will be available at the address given above following the presentation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:Jörn Andreas, CFO, Probi, tel +46 46 286 89 41, e-mail: jorn.andreas@probi.com ABOUT PROBIProbi AB is a Swedish publicly traded bioengineering company. The vision of Probi is to help people live healthier lives by delivering effective and well-documented probiotics, with proven health benefits based on scientific research. Founded by scientists in Sweden in 1991, Probi is a multinational company with four sites, active in more than 40 markets around the world and holding over 400 patents worldwide. In 2017, Probi had net sales of MSEK 612. The Probi share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap. Probi has about 5,000 shareholders. Read more at www.probi.com

Eurocine Vaccines´ nasal influenza vaccine candidate Immunose™ FLU showed good safety in older adults

- I am very happy that we have once again confirmed good safety, this time in older adults, a population in need of better influenza vaccines. Now we look forward to the immunological results, which are expected in October, says Dr. Anna-Karin Maltais, CSO, Vice President R&D. The study was conducted during the influenza season 2017/2018 with the purpose to evaluate safety and tolerability, as well as serological and mucosal immune responses to four influenza strains in older adults aged 50-75. A total of 298 subjects, with a mean age of 63 years, were divided into seven treatment groups and the study was conducted at five locations throughout Sweden. The compliance was high, with 99% of the subjects completing the clinical part of the study. No serious adverse event was reported in the Immunose™ FLU groups. The reported adverse events were mostly mild or moderate. A tolerability evaluation measuring discomfort at the administration site showed mild and transient experiences, lasting less than two hours. With this study, the safety database has expanded to a total of over 400 subjects for the platform technology Endocine™. The data put us exactly where we want to be for our further development and in our hunt for the next vaccine project, says Dr. Hans Arwidsson, CEO. For more details, please visit:https://clinicaltrials.gov  This information is information that Eurocine Vaccines AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (no. 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on August 8th, 2018.

Conference call regarding Elekta’s Q1 report for 2018/19

STOCKHOLM, August 8, 2018 – Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) will publish its Q1 report for 2018/19 on August 30, as per: · The report will be published at 07:30 CET. · Elekta will host a telephone conference starting at 10:00 CET with Richard Hausmann, President and CEO, and Gustaf Salford, CFO. To take part in the conference call, please dial in about five minutes in advance. · UK dial-in number: +44 (0) 203 008 9806 · US dial-in number: +1 855 831 5945 · Swedish dial-in number: +46 (0) 8 506 395 49 The telephone conference will also be broadcasted live online, through the following link (however, in order to ask questions it is necessary to call in):http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1807516-1/790408FDFD99CE816C3295E2628474B6 # # # For further information, please contact:Johan Andersson, Director Investor Relations, Elekta AB.Tel: +46 702 100 451, e-mail: johan.andersson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European Time    About ElektaElekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Our advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6,000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Elekta employs 3,600 people around the world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. www.elekta.com

Vivacom launches 4G Voice service and Wi-Fi calling in Bulgaria

Vivacom is extending its contract with Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to deploy 4G Voice service and Wi-Fi calling . With the pre-integrated Fast VoLTE Launch solution, the service’s deployment time has been significantly reduced. The agreement builds on Vivacom’s existing Ericsson Evolved Packet Core network and adds virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS). According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report , VoLTE subscriptions are expected to grow exponentially worldwide and reach 5.4 Billion during 2023. Vivacom’s customers will benefit from high-quality, simultaneous communication and data services on their devices. The VoLTE solution opens up further possibilities to enable HD voice+ and music within calls, video communication and IP messaging. Monica Zethzon, Head of Communication Services at Ericsson, says: “With the deployment of our Fast VoLTE Launch solution, Vivacom has substantially reduced the time for deploying communication services while also opening up for a broad range of new communication capabilities to their customers.” Radoslav Zlatkov, CTO, Vivacom, says: “The Bulgarian market is highly competitive, so we want to be out front with the best technology and customer experience. Our long-standing partnership with Ericsson makes it possible for us to leverage the latest innovations to help offer our customers a continuously improved communication services experience.” The Fast VoLTE Launch solution, a complete pre-integrated virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), includes network functions such as virtual Multimedia Telephony Application Server (vMTAS), virtual Session Border Controller (vSBC), virtual Call Session Control Function(vCSCF), virtual Message Resource Function (vMRF) and virtual IPWorks. The solution also includes NFV infrastructure with Ericsson BSP 8100 telecom-grade hardware and the OpenStack-based virtual infrastructure manager, Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment. NOTES TO EDITORS For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press FOLLOW US: www.twitter.com/ericsson www.facebook.com/ericsson www.linkedin.com/company/ericsson www.youtube.com/ericsson Subscribe to Ericsson press releases here . MORE INFORMATION AT: News Center  media.relations@ericsson.com (+46 10 719 69 92) investor.relations@ericsson.com (+46 10 719 00 00) ABOUT ERICSSON Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

Saab Receives Order for Self-Protection Systems for India’s Dhruv Helicopter

The order includes the IDAS-2 (Integrated Defensive Aids Suite) and the production will take place at Saab’s facility in Centurion, South Africa. Deliveries will begin during 2019. “This follow-on order confirms our successful partnership with HAL and further establishes Saab as a local partner to the Indian industry,” says Anders Carp, head of Saab business area Surveillance. IDAS is designed to provide platform self-protection for rotary and fixed wing aircraft in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments. It has achieved outstanding operational success with a growing list of customers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The product is in operational use in many countries on helicopters, commercial transport aircraft as well as fighters.  “The system has a long and successful history with proven capability on many airborne platforms. This order strengthens our position as a supplier of high-tech systems to the Indian Armed forces,” says Trevor Raman, head of Saab Grintek Defence.   For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018 presscentre@saabgroup.com www.saabgroup.com www.saabgroup.com/YouTube 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. 

US and Korea grants patents for VAL001

After the formal fees have been paid, the patent will be granted, which will give Respiratorius market exclusivity in the United States and Korea until 2031. Previously the patent has been granted in Europe and Japan under equivalent conditions. The patent applies to a combination of a HDAC inhibitor and a steroid for pretreatment before chemotherapy (R-CHOP) in the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a lymphoma which annually affects about 60,000 people in the United States and Europe. DLBCL is the most common type of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which comprises 30% of diagnosed patients in the EU. In Q2 2018, a phase I/IIa study of VAL00, in combination with R-CHOP, was completed with the following results: · Potential synergistic effect with Rituximab as VAL001 increases the levels of the surface protein CD20. · Overall Survival Analysis for 32 patients treated with VAL001 and R-CHOP shows that 1-year survival is 100% and 2-year survival is 96.8%. Comparative data from a matched reference population of 330 patients from The Swedish lymphoma registry treated with R-CHOP alone provides 1-year survival of 89.6% and 2-year survival of 81.7%. This shows a statistically assured survival benefit (p = 0.034) for patients treated with VAL001 and R-CHOP compared to those treated between 2000–2015 with R-CHOP alone. In summary, the study shows a statistically-guaranteed survival benefit (p = 0.034) for patients treated between year 2000 and 2015 with VAL001 and R-CHOP compared to those treated with R-CHOP alone. As previously communicated, VAL001 has received Orphan Drug Designation in Europe and the United States, giving market exclusivity for 10 and 7 years from market approval. "A patent approval in the US and Korea for VAL001 is of strength and with excellent timing for the ongoing exit-process as US is the single most important market for VAL001. The patent approval complements previously granted Orphan Drug Designation and further strengthens our market position" comments CEO Johan Drott. This information is information that Respiratorius AB (Publ) is required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was provided by the above contact person for publication on August 8, 2018.

Ljusgårda AB Invests in Heliospectra’s Innovative LED Lighting Solutions

Ljusgårda AB's new premises are ready to provide customers with flavorful, tasty crops. The company has re-purposed an old factory in Tibro to create a state-of-the-art indoor controlled environment facility of 7000m2 with a capacity to produce over 1000 tons of food per year - completely free from pesticides. The crops will be grown in hydroponic vertical cultivation towers combined with state-of-the-art energy-efficient LED lighting. "Our goal is to produce tasty high-quality vegetables that our customers can eat with a good conscience. No pesticides, low water consumption and a 100% renewable energy, and since the products are locally produced, we avoid long transports and emission," says Andreas Wilhelmsson, CEO of Ljusgårda. "Further, controlled environments agriculture (CEA) allows us to control every aspect of our growing environment. This includes nutrition, water, temperature, light and more. A controllable lighting solution like Heliospectra's ELIXIA also lets us adjust the light spectrum to fit specific crops. This enables us to create an optimal environment for diverse crops, accelerate harvest and achieve consistent, high-quality production year-round. Achieving year-round yields are something you can’t take for granted in a country like Sweden," he continues. “Given unpredictable weather conditions and changes in seasonal daylight, businesses across Scandinavia and Europe see a need to become more self-sufficient. Controlled environments agriculture and Heliospectra’s dynamic lighting solutions give growers the tools needed to maintain control over their production and the ability to supply retailers with consistent production year-round," says Ali Ahmadian CEO Heliospectra AB. “Ljusgårda’s dedication to sustainable, innovative and profitable business performance is something we share, and I look forward to a rewarding collaboration.”   Heliospectra's ELIXIA creates clear business benefits for cultivation teams and researchers around the world. The fully adjustable LED lighting solution is compatible with Heliospectra's HelioCORE™ light control software, enabling growers to improve the quality of plants, accelerate harvest and production cycles while providing consistent and standardized returns. Delivery will take place and be visible in the accounts during the third and fourth quarter of 2018.

ACQUISITION OF THE VISCARIA COPPER PROJECT; SUNSTONE METALS LTD NEW MAIN OWNER

Copperstone Resources AB has signed a non-binding Letter Of Intent to acquire Avalon Minerals Viscaria AB from Sunstone Metals Ltd Australia. If completed, the acquisition would make Sunstone the largest shareholder of Copperstone. The purchase price amounts to 160 million B-shares of Copperstone and SEK 40m in cash upon closing. In addition, 46 million B-shares of Copperstone and SEK 20m in cash upon the receipt of Environmental Permit.  The Viscaria project is located in Kiruna, northern Sweden and the project has nearly 345 km of historic drill cores and estimated mineral resources of 52.4m tonnes at 1.2% copper of different classes; potentially 608,900 tons of copper. During 1983-1997 LKAB and Outokumpu produced 12.5m tonnes at 2.3% copper; approximately 287,500 tonnes of copper. The acquisition includes the Viscaria deposit, all permissions, drill cores, data, IP and core shed facility etc.  “Copperstone and Viscaria constitute an excellent strategic fit; Copperstone being the local partner, well placed to bring the project forward and providing the Copperstone large scale potential and its Granliden, Svartliden and Eva assets to be combined with a potential significant copper producer, providing further employment opportunities to Norrbotten, our own region. In addition, Sunstone brings to the combined entity competence and track record of international copper porphyry discoveries”, comments Copperstone Chairman Michael Mattsson. “Sunstone is pleased to be partnering with Copperstone with the vision of building a significant copper company in Scandinavia. We are excited about the future opportunities generated from this transaction“, comments Sunstone CEO Malcolm Norris. The transaction is subject to finalized due diligence and approval by Extraordinary General Meetings in Copperstone and Sunstone, respectively. Closing is expected around November 2018. Stockholm Corporate Finance AB acts as Copperstone’s sole financial advisor in the transaction. Hamilton Advokatbyrå KB acts as Copperstone’s legal advisor in the transaction. Evli Bank AB acts as Sunstone’s sole financial advisor in the transaction. Foyen Advokatfirma KB acts as Sunstone’s legal advisor in the transaction. Additional information can be found in the attached document. For further information, please contact Chairman Michael Mattsson, +46 705 739 777, michael.mattsson@copperstone.se, info@copperstone.se or visit the Copperstone website at www.copperstone.se  This information is information that Copperstone Resources AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the above contact person’s agency, 12:20 CEST on 8 August 2018. Danderyd 8TH August 2018 LETTER OF INTENT REGARDING THE ACQUISITION OF 100% OF VISCARIA SIGNED; SUNSTONE METALS LTD TO BE THE NEW MAIN OWNER The Board of Copperstone Resources AB (below “Copperstone” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a Letter of Intent (below “LOI”) with Sunstone Metals Ltd, Australia ASX listed under ticker STM (below “Sunstone”) to acquire 100% of Avalon Minerals Viscaria AB, a 100% owned subsidiary of Sunstone, including the Viscaria deposit, all permissions, drill cores, data, IP and core shed facility etc., in Norrbotten, Sweden, on a net debt/cash neutral basis. The Viscaria deposit potentially contain 608,900 tons of copper of different classes. The initial purchase price will be 160 million Copperstone B-shares and SEK 40m in cash. In addition, 46 million B-shares of Copperstone and SEK 20m in cash will be payable upon receipt of Environmental Permit. Copperstone intends to finance the initial purchase price and the project development of both projects with existing funds as well as a planned rights issue and/or a directed issue to institutional and qualified investors. The transaction is expected to close in November 2018. Overview of ViscariaViscaria consists of a portfolio of exploitation concessions and exploration permissions in the municipality of Kiruna, and nearly 345 km of historic drill cores (primarily in mine production phase), currently providing estimated mineral resources indicatively at 52.4m tonnes at 1.2% copper of different classes; potentially 608,900 tons of copper. During 1983-1997 LKAB and Outokumpu produced 12.5m tonnes at 2.3% copper; approx. 287,500 tonnes of copper. The town of Kiruna provides Viscaria with outstanding infrastructure the same way as Arvidsjaur, and its vicinity to the Skelleftefield, provide Copperstone; such as railroad, power grids, as well as tier one service providers, contractors and in Kiruna a +100 year mining culture. The base case scoping study at a copper price of US$3/lb provides a tentative yearly operating free cash flow of some SEK 200m and an IRR of 15% per annum during life of mine. Despite the vast amount of historic core drillings, exploration potential still exists in the A, B and the D Zones - the latter zone has never been mined and provides several promising intersections of mineralisation, e g in a 2015 exploration drilling campaign VDD 193 yielded 26 meters at 2.6% Cu and down below VDD 195 encountered 21 meters of 1.5% Cu outside the resource boundary in the North Shoot. The intended transactionSubject to agreement on final terms for the transaction, the purchase price of Viscaria will amount to 160 million B-shares of Copperstone and SEK 40m in cash payable at Closing. In addition, 46 million B-shares of Copperstone and SEK 20m in cash will be payable upon receipt of the Environmental Permit (according to Sunstone estimated by 2021). Subject to closing of the transaction, according to the LOI, Sunstone will be the new main owner of Copperstone, with a potential ownership at some point in time exceeding 30% and will, consequently, apply for an exemption to the Swedish Securities Council regarding a mandatory public bid on Copperstone. As per today, Copperstone expects the final due diligence phase to continue in the great spirit as from 20 April 2018, when the discussions commenced and an exclusivity agreement soon after was provided to Copperstone. Site visits (in Kiruna and Malå/Arvidsjaur) took place in April and May 2018, and due diligence and negotiation have been pending up and until the signing of the LOI. Terms and ConditionsThe transaction is non-binding and, amongst others, conditional upon: · satisfactory completion of due diligence of Copperstone and Sunstone, respectively; · approvals at Extra General Meetings in Copperstone and Sunstone, respectively, planned to be held in November 2018; · all necessary anti-trust, regulatory, and other consents, if any, being obtained in a form reasonably satisfactory to each party. Sunstone is proposed to receive up to two Board seats in New Copperstone. A technical committee will be established, reporting to the Board, whereby further cross pollination of competencies and experiences will be favourable for both projects. For a period of 18 months from closing, the following parties have (subject to certain exceptions) agreed to lock up their initial holdings of Copperstone B-shares: Sunstone 100%; Chairman and largest owner of Copperstone Michael Mattsson 80%; Director Ann Zetterberg Littorin 80%, Director Petter Tiger 80%; Director Niclas Löwgren 50%; non-insider, former Director and second largest owner of Copperstone Björn Israelsson 50%.  The transaction is expected to close in November 2018. Financing and Synergies The total CapEx until planned mine-reopening 2021/22 is expected well below USD 150m, including DFS, Environmental permission and construction, of which the working capital need until Environmental Permission (if Viscaria stand alone) 2018-2021 by Sunstone is estimated at some USD +10m. Copperstone has no immediate funding need, yet intends to launch a rights issue and/or a directed issue prior to or at closing of the transaction, which will suffice and exceed the initial purchase price and/or up to 24 months working capital including the next phase of project development at the Copperstone project. In addition, Foundation Norrlandsfonden, according to the existing convertible loan agreement, is entitled (not obliged) to participate. The full terms and conditions of the capital raise/s will be announced when available. Copperstone and Sunstone see clear synergies in combining Copperstone and Viscaria, including the optimal future size of the, potentially joint, ore plant Kiruna/Arvidsjaur, additional international geological competence, within overhead, as well as Copperstone providing its excellent relations within the financing and local community, municipalities and stake holders, that will assist Viscaria during the project development phase. - - “Copperstone and Viscaria constitute an excellent strategic fit; Copperstone being the local partner, well placed to bring the project forward and providing the Copperstone large scale potential and its Granliden, Svartliden and Eva assets to be combined with a potential significant copper producer, providing further employment opportunities to Norrbotten, our own region. In addition, Sunstone brings to the combined entity competence and track record of international copper porphyry discoveries”, comments Copperstone Chairman Michael Mattsson. “Sunstone is pleased to be partnering with Copperstone with the vision of building a significant copper company in Scandinavia. We are excited about the future opportunities generated from this transaction “, comments Sunstone CEO Malcolm Norris. For more information on Viscaria, please revert to www.sunstonemetals.com.au Stockholm Corporate Finance AB acts as Copperstone’s sole financial advisor in the transaction. Hamilton Advokatbyrå KB acts as Copperstone’s legal advisor in the transaction. Evli Bank AB acts as Sunstone’s sole financial advisor in the transaction. Foyen Advokatfirma KB acts as Sunstone’s legal advisor in the transaction. For further information, please contact Chairman Michael Mattsson, +46 705 739 777; michael.mattsson@copperstone.se; or info@copperstone.se or Copperstone webpage: www.copperstone.se This information is information that Copperstone Resources AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the above contact person’s agency, at 12:20 CEST on 8 August 2018. About Copperstone Copperstone is a public company trading as COPP B on NASDAQ First North (Stockholm). The Certified Adviser is Augment Partners AB. The Company is focused on base and precious metal exploration in the vicinity of the internationally recognized mining region of the Skellefte-field in northern Sweden. The Copperstone project is situated on four contiguous exploration permits in Norrbotten County (Sandberget 100 (8074ha), Sandberget 200 (19ha), Sandberget 300 (19ha) and Svartliden 1001 (444ha). In addition the Company owns one exploitation concession within the same area, namely Svartliden K no. 1 (36ha) and an approved application for Eva k no. 1 (34ha) subject to an objection. The Company also owns the Tvistbogruvan K no. 1 (11ha) exploitation concession and the Såggården no. 1 (199ha) exploration permit in the Bergslagen mining region of central Sweden. Quoted surface areas are approximate to the nearest hectare. All exploration permits and exploitation concessions are 100% owned, either directly or through a subsidiary. About SunstoneSunstone has an advanced portfolio of exploration and development projects in Scandinavia and Ecuador. The portfolio comprises: 1. The Viscaria Copper Project in northern Sweden has a completed Scoping Study (see ASX announcements dated 16th December 2015 and 5th April 2016) and is moving towards PFS and permitting to allow for mine development. Considerable exploration upside exists and low technical risk drill targets continue to be tested. 2. The Bramaderos Gold-Copper Project where Sunstone has signed an earn-in agreement with TSXV listed Cornerstone Capital Resources (see ASX announcement dated 10th April 2017). The Bramaderos gold-copper project is located in Loja province, southern Ecuador, and is considered to be highly prospective for the discovery of large gold-copper systems. 3. The Southern Finland Gold Project, includes the Satulinmäki gold prospect which is part of an earn-in JV with Canadian company Nortec Minerals, where Sunstone has fulfilled the requirements to earn an 80% interest, and has also acquired a significant land position, in its own right, in the district. 4. The Scandinavian Lithium Project, includes the Kietyönmäki lithium prospect which is also part of the JV with Nortec Minerals. Source: Viscaria August 2016.              För ytterligare information kontakta:Otto Rydbeck, VD Stockholm Corporate FinanceTel: +46 8 440 56 40E-mail: otto.rydbeck@stockholmcorp.se (peter.enstrom@stockholmcorp.se)Om Stockholm Corporate Finance ABStockholm Corporate Finance är en oberoende privatägd finansiell rådgivare som erbjuder tjänster inom kvalificerad rådgivning avseende kapitalanskaffning, ägarförändringar, fusioner och förvärv (M&A) till börsnoterade och privata företag och dess ägare. Stockholm Corporate Finance är exklusiv svensk partner i det globala nätverket M&A Worldwide som består av 51 M&A-rådgivare och investmentbanker i 45 länder. Stockholm Corporate Finance är ett värdepappersföretag som står under Finansinspektionens tillsyn och är medlem i branschorganisationen SwedSec Licensiering AB. För mer information se: www.stockholmcorp.se 

FILO MINING REPORTS UPDATED MINERAL RESOURCE ESTIMATE FOR THE FILO DEL SOL PROJECT

VANCOUVER, BC, August 8, 2018 /CNW/  - Filo Mining Corp (TSX-V: FIL) (Nasdaq First North: FIL) ("Filo Mining" or the “Company”) is pleased to announce an updated Mineral Resource estimate for its 100% controlled Filo del Sol copper-gold-silver deposit located along the Chile-Argentina border. Commenting on today’s news release, Adam Lundin, President and CEO of Filo Mining remarked, “The 2017/18 drill program at Filo del Sol proved very successful, and as a result the Company confirms increased tonnage and contained metal in the Indicated Resource category. The resource conversion from Inferred to Indicated for all metals is significant, is in line with expectations and again illustrates just how exciting the Filo del Sol project is.  Supported with this updated estimate, I am confident that the Company will meet the targeted release of a prefeasibility study in Q1 2019.” Highlights (see Table 1 for resource details): · Significant Increase in Indicated resource tonnes and contained metals: · Total indicated resource tonnes increased by 14% to 425.1 million tonnes; · Total indicated contained gold in all zones increased by 12% to 4.4 million ounces · Total indicated contained copper in all zones increased by 12% to 3.1 billion pounds · Total indicated contained silver in all zones increased by 34% to 147 million ounces · The resource is comprised of four distinct mineral zonesbased on metallurgy and mineralogy. The first three zones are amenable to leach processing and are listed below in order of increasing depth below surface: · The gold oxide zone (AuOx) contains 679 thousand ounces of gold Indicated plus 226 thousand ounces of gold Inferred at a 0.20 g/t Au cutoff. · The copper-gold oxide (CuAuOx) zone contains 2.2 billion pounds of copper and 2.4 million ounces of gold Indicated plus 0.5 billion pounds of copper and 735 thousand ounces of gold Inferred at a 0.15% CuEq cutoff. · The silver zone (Ag) contains 114 million ounces of silver Indicated plus 22 million ounces of silver Inferred at a 20 g/t Ag cutoff. · These three zones are underlain by a copper-gold sulphide zone (Sulphide), which has not been tested metallurgically yet but based on the mineralogical characteristics is likely to be able to be processed by flotation to produce a concentrate. · It is important to note that there are significant zones of higher grade material within the broader resource envelope shown in Table 1 - these can be seen at the higher cut-off grades shown in Tables 2-5. · Favourable topography for open pit mining methods. · High proportion of resource in the Indicated category. Seventy-one percent of the total updated resource is now Indicated. The proportion of the resource classified as indicated varies between zones and cutoff grades. At the base-case cutoff grades, 71% of the AuOx zone, 78% of the CuAuOx zone and 82% of the Ag zone are classified as indicated. · Exploration Upside. The resource remains open for expansion in several directions and at depth. To date only 3 kilometres of the approximately 7 kilometre long strike length of the Filo alteration zone has been drill tested.  All holes drilled into the deposit, including the deepest holes at 500 metres long, end in mineralization and the potential for porphyry copper-gold mineralization at depth and lateral to the deposit is considered excellent. The resource estimate presented in Table 1 represents the total Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource, divided between the four mineral zones. Each of these zones was reported at a different cutoff grade, based on expectations of the most important metal or metals in each zone. Base-case cutoff grades are shown in Table 1 and each zone is reported at a range of cutoff grades in Tables 2-5 below. These four discreet mineralized zones have been aggregated to derive the total mineral resource. This new resource estimate updates and replaces the resource estimate released on August 21, 2017 and is based on a total of 44,600 metres of drilling in 188 holes including an additional 6,390 metres of reverse circulation drilling in 33 new holes and 2,533 metres of diamond drilling in 12 new holes from the drill program completed in March 2018. This resource update will form the basis for a Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) which is currently underway. Details of the methodology used to develop the resource will be included in the National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report describing the results of the PFS which is expected to be completed in Q1 2019. The PFS will continue on from the PEA in studying a leach-only operation, and so will evaluate only the AuOx, CuAuOx and Ag zones. The Mineral Resource estimate as of the effective date of June 11, 2018 is shown in the tables below: Table 1: Total Resource 1 – CuAuOx copper equivalent (CuEq) assumes metallurgical recoveries of 82% for copper, 55% for gold and 71% for silver based on preliminary metallurgical testwork, and metal prices of US$3/lb copper, US$1300/oz gold, US$20/oz silver. The CuEq formula is: CuEq=Cu+Ag*0.0084+Au*0.4239; 2 – Sulphide copper equivalent (CuEq) assumes metallurgical recoveries of 84% for copper, 70% for gold and 77% for silver based on similar deposits, as no metallurgical testwork has been done the Sulphide mineralization, and metal prices of US$3/lb copper, US$1300/oz gold, US$20/oz silver. The CuEq formula is: CuEq=Cu+Ag*0.0089+Au*0.5266; 3 – The Qualified Person for the resource estimate is James N. Gray, P.Geo. of Advantage Geoservices Ltd.; 4 – All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate; 5 – Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability; 6 – The resource was constrained by a Whittle® pit shell using the following parameters: Cu $3/lb, Ag $20/oz, Au $1300/oz, slope of 45°, a mining cost of $2.50/t and an average process cost of $13.26/t. Comparison to 2017 Resource Estimate Differences between the current estimate and the 2017 estimate are due to a combination of new data collected during the 2017/2018 drill campaign and associated modifications to the geology model and zone definitions for some of the mineral zones. In aggregate, the indicated resource increased by 52.2 million tonnes (14%) while copper, gold and silver grades remained virtually unchanged. At the base-case cutoff grade of 0.2 g/t gold, the AuOx zone saw a slight decrease of 2.6 million indicated tonnes (5%) due to new information from drilling at the north end of the gold zone. The grade remained unchanged at 0.42 g/t gold. At the base-case cutoff grade of 0.15% CuEq, the CuAuOx zone saw a sizeable increase of 83.9 million indicated tonnes (48%), with a slight decrease in grade from 0.42% copper to 0.38% copper. This results in an overall increase in indicated contained copper of 530 million pounds (32%). This change resulted from a combination of new drill data, and a modification in the split between oxide and sulphide copper mineralization based on sequential copper analyses and detailed logging. The oxide / sulphide split resulted in a decrease in the indicated tonnes for the Sulphide zone of 33.1 million tonnes (31%) and a corresponding decrease in contained copper of 207 million pounds (31%). A large proportion of this material was not lost from the resource, but was reclassified as CuAuOx material. Total indicated tonnes for the Ag Zone increased by 4 million (11%) and the silver grade increased from 69.5 g/t to 87.6 g/t for an overall increase in contained indicated ounces of 33 million (40%). This increase was primarily a result of new drill data. TABLE 2: Gold Oxide TABLE 3: Copper Gold Oxide TABLE 4: Silver Zone TABLE 5: Sulphide Mineralization Estimation Methods The resource estimate was completed by James N. Gray, P.Geo. of Advantage Geoservices Ltd., an Independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (NI 43-101) in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by CIM Council, as amended. Estimation methods are summarized below. Further details of the estimation methods and procedures will be available in a NI 43-101 Technical Report which will be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) within 45 days of completion of the PFS, expected to be early in 2019. The resource estimate is controlled by a geologic model based on three-dimensional interpretation of drill results and surface geological mapping. An additional 45 holes have been included in this resource update compared to the 2017 Mineral Resource estimate. In total, 188 holes (30 core and 158 RC) have been utilized in the resource estimation. Copper, silver, and gold assays were composited to a constant length of two metres. Outliers to the composite distributions were controlled by high-grade capping. Grades for the three elements were estimated by ordinary kriging using Gemcom® software, into 15 x 15 x 12m blocks. Average rock densities were applied based on the geologic model. A total of 1,369 density measurements have been made on core samples. Bulk density for the deposit averages 2.31 tonnes/m3. Contiguous blocks were assigned as Inferred Mineral Resource where they are nominally: within 50m of a drillhole and/or have sample data in at least three octants of a 150m spherical search. Indicated blocks are greater than 25m inside the classified volume and estimated by at least three holes, and within 65m of the closest hole or have samples in at least five octants of a 150m spherical search. Reasonable prospects of eventual economic extraction were established by the optimization of a Whittle® pit shell using the following parameters: Cu $3/lb, Ag $20/oz, Au $1300/oz, average recoveries of: 75% Cu, 68% Au and 82% Ag, slope of 45°, mining cost of $2.50/t and an average process cost (including G&A) of $13.26/t. These parameters are the same as those used for the 2017 Resource in order to allow for a direct comparison of the changes. All material included in the Mineral Resource Estimate is within the optimized pit shell. There are no known legal, political, environmental or other risks that could materially affect the potential development of the mineral resource. QUALIFIED PERSONS Mr. James N. Gray, P.Geo. of Advantage Geoservices Ltd., is an Independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (NI 43-101) and is an independent consultant to the Company. Mr. Gray prepared the Mineral Resource Estimate contained herein and has reviewed and approved the technical information pertaining to it contained in this news release. Mr. Bob Carmichael, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Carmichael is Vice President, Exploration for the Company and has reviewed and verified that the technical disclosure contained in this news release is accurate. QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL Samples were collected at the drill site by Company personnel with initial splitting carried out at a facility near the drill sites and final splitting completed at the Company’s core processing facilities located in San Juan, Argentina or Copiapo, Chile. Individual samples represent final splits from 2 metre intervals down the hole. Samples were analysed the ALS laboratory in Mendoza, Argentina or Lima, Peru (2017/2018) or ACME Labs in Santiago, Chile. Samples were crushed, split and 500g was pulverized to 85% passing 200 mesh. Gold analyses were by fire assay fusion with AAS finish on a 30g sample. Copper and silver were analysed by atomic absorption following a 4 acid digestion. Samples were also analyzed for a suite of 36 elements with ICP-ES. Copper and gold standards as well as blanks and duplicates (field, preparation and analysis) were randomly inserted into the sampling sequence for Quality Control. On average, 9% of the submitted samples correspond to Quality Control samples. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Filo Mining is listed on the TSX-V and Nasdaq First North Exchange under the trading symbol "FIL". Pareto Securities AB is the Company's Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North. This information is information that Filo Mining Corp. is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, on August 8, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. Vancouver Time. On behalf of the board of directors of Filo Mining, Adam Lundin,President and CEO,Filo Mining Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made and information contained herein in the press release constitutes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation (collectively, “forward-looking information”), concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Filo Mining Corp. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on information available to the Company as of the date of this press release. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information. Generally, this forward-looking information can frequently, but not always, be identified by use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events, conditions or results “will”, "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connotations thereof. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information is necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, the inherent uncertainties regarding cost estimates, changes in commodity prices, currency fluctuation, financing, unanticipated resource grades, infrastructure, results of exploration activities, cost overruns, availability of financing, materials and equipment, timeliness of government approvals, taxation, political risk and related economic risk and unanticipated environmental impact on operations, as well as other risks and uncertainties more fully described under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website.   These risks and uncertainties may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information included in this press release are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking information should not be unduly relied upon. This forward-looking information speaks as of the date of this press release. Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s expectations and estimated with respect to the assumptions used in the mineral resource estimates for the Filo del Sol project; expected timing for the completion of a PFS, expectations with regard to processing methods, potential for the discovery of mineralization at depth, potential for adding to mineral resources through exploration; estimations of commodity prices, mineral resources, and costs. Statements relating to "mineral resources" are deemed to be forward looking information, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the mineral resources described can be profitably produced in the future. Forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, including that the current price of and demand for commodities will be sustained or will improve, the supply of commodities will remain stable, that the general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, that financing will be available if and when needed on reasonable terms and that the Company will not experience any material labour dispute, accident, or failure of plant or equipment. These factors are not, and should not be construed as being, exhaustive. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that would cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements as a result of the factors discussed in the “Risks and Uncertainties” section and elsewhere in the Company’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis and in the “Risk Factors” section of Filo Mining’s most recent Annual Information Form, which are available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.. All of the forward-looking information contained in this document is qualified by these cautionary statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information due to the inherent uncertainty thereof.

Beijer Ref acquires leading Spanish air conditioning company

Lumelco was founded in 1963 and is today one of the leading companies in the sale of air conditioning products with operations in Spain and Portugal. The company focuses on the distribution of leading brands in both the private and professional segments. Lumelco works closely with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and has exclusive rights to distribute the brand since more than 35 years. Lumelco also has other leading brands in its offer regarding solar heating systems and industrial warming products. Lumelco's headquarter is located in Madrid. The company has a total of 65 employees and sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 400 million. The company has good profitability and its operations will be continued in its existing form under the brand Lumelco. Beijer Ref acquires Lumelco mainly from Lumbreras family and Diana Capital, a Spanish private equity fund.  Per Bertland, CEO Beijer Ref, comments: "With the acquisition of Lumelco, we grow within the HVAC segment, which is totally in line with our strategy. The need for air conditioning is increasing, especially in southern Europe. With this acquisition we further strengthen our business with a distributor who is closely linked to one of our major brands within HVAC - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. We already distribute MHI Brand Air Conditioners and Heat Pump products in Great Britain, Ireland, Holland, the Nordics, Hungary, Australia and New Zealand. Now we are adding Spain and Portugal, which is very welcome." The takeover takes place immediately but will only have a minor impact 2018. The acquisition is expected to produce long-term positive effects on both sales and earnings.  Malmö, 8 August 2018 Beijer Ref AB (publ)  For more information, please contact:  Per Bertland, CEO Telephone +46 40-35 89 00 Email pbd@beijerref.com Maria Rydén, CFO Telephone +46 40-35 89 00 Email mrn@beijerref.com  BEIJER REF AB is a technology-oriented trading Group which, through added-value products, offers its customers competitive solutions within refrigeration and climate control. Beijer Ref is one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in the world, and is represented in 36 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. www.beijerref.com

YIT extends the maturity of its EUR 300 million revolving credit facility by one year

YIT has agreed on using the option for a one-year extension of its EUR 300 million committed revolving credit facility and extends the maturity of the contract to August 2021. In the revolving credit facility Nordea, Danske Bank, OP Corporate Bank, Handelsbanken, SEB and Swedbank act as lead arrangers and arrangers and LähiTapiola as arranger and Danske Bank as agent. For further information, please contact: Melina Lönnrot, Head of Treasury Risk Management, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 41 543 5943, melina.lonnrot@yit.fi YIT Corporation Hanna Jaakkola Vice President, Investor Relations Distribution: NASDAQ Helsinki, major media, www.yitgroup.com YIT is the biggest construction company in Finland and a major player in Northern Europe. We construct and develop apartments, business premises and entire residential areas. Furthermore, we are specialists in infrastructure construction and paving. Together with our customers, our 10,000 professionals create increasingly functional, appealing and sustainable cities and living environments. We have operations in 11 countries: Finland, Russia, Scandinavian and Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The new YIT was created by the merger of YIT Corporation and Lemminkäinen Corporation, both over 100 years old, on February 1, 2018. In 2017, our pro forma revenue amounted to over EUR 3.8 billion. YIT Corporation’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com 

Bumhan Industries new distributor for PowerCell in South Korea

The English version is an in house-translation. In case of any discrepancy, the Swedish text will prevail. Besides being distributor and service provider on the South Korean market, Bumhan Industries Co., Ltd., will integrate fuel cell stacks from PowerCell into their products for combined heat and power generation, CHP, for building applications. Bumhan Industries was established in 1990 and is a specialist in manufacturing high pressure compressors for ships and power generation. Hydrogen and fuel cell based technologies are developing fast in South Korea as means for decreasing the dependency of fossil fuels and to move to more sustainable energy sources. “The agreement with Bumhan Industries will provide great opportunities for us to expand on this very interesting and growing market”, Andreas Bodén Sales Director of PowerCell said. For further information, please contact: Per Wassén CEO, PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) Phone: +46 (0) 31 720 36 20 Email: per.wassen@powercell.se   About PowerCell Sweden AB (publ)  PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) develops and produces fuel cell stacks and systems for stationary and mobile applications with a world class energy density. The fuel cells are powered by hydrogen, pure or reformed, and produce electricity and heat with no emissions other than water. As the stacks and systems are compact, modular and scalable, they are easily adjusted to any customer need. PowerCell  was founded in 2008 as an industrial spinout from the Volvo Group. The share (PCELL) is since 2014 subject to trade at Nasdaq First North Stockholm with G&W Fondkommission as Certified Adviser.

New method reveals cell development

The body is composed of specialised cells that give each organ its unique function. The brain, for instance, is made up of hundreds of different kinds of neurons, while the kidneys have specialised cells for filtering blood and the heart muscle cells have a built-in pacemaker function. Organs are formed as the embryo develops through a process of gradual specialisation. The fertilised egg divides and as more cells are formed they start to take on more specific functions. Similar processes are also found in tumours, which gradually develop into a kind of organ with blood vessels and supporting cells that help the tumour grow.  What determines the unique function of each cell is the specific genes that are active within it. In neurons, for example, genes are activated that control electrical signals, while muscle cells use genes for motor proteins. In recent years, Swedish and international researchers have developed methods for mapping the cellular composition of complex tissues by studying the gene activity of individual cells. The downside of these methods is that they are destructive. Measuring gene activity of individual cells involves destroying the cells so that their content can be analysed, which makes it difficult to study dynamic processes.   “It’s like a photograph in which all movement is frozen in time,” explains Professor Sten Linnarsson at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, and one of the researchers who led the study. “We’ve now developed a new method that measures not only genetic activity but also changes in this activity in individual cells. You can compare this to a photo captured with a long exposure, which results in motion blur: stationary objects are sharp while objects in motion are blurred. Objects moving quickly are blurrier, and the direction of movement is revealed by the direction of blur.” The new method exploits the fact that when genes are activated, a series of RNA molecules are formed in a certain order. By separating out these molecules, the researchers can work out if a gene has just been activated or if, for example, it is about to be switched off. “This new method allows us to observe in detail how specialised cell types are formed in the embryo, including the human embryo,” says Professor Linnarsson. “It can also be used to study dynamic disease processes, such as tumour formation, wound healing and the immune system.” The study was conducted in close collaboration with Peter Kharchenko from Harvard Medical School in the USA, and with contributions from several other groups. It was financed with grants from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Erling-Persson Family Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIMED), the Swedish Research Council, the European Research Council, the Swedish Brain Fund, the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, the Swedish Cancer Society, Karolinska Institutet and the USA’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Publication: “RNA velocity of single cells”, Gioele La Manno, Ruslan Soldatov, Amit Zeisel, Emelie Braun, Hannah Hochgerner, Viktor Petukhov, Katja Lidschreiber, Maria E. Kastriti, Peter Lönnerberg, Alessandro Furlan, Jean Fan, Lars E. Borm, Zehua Liu, David van Bruggen, Jimin Guo, Erik Sundström, Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Patrick Cramer, Igor Adameyko, Sten Linnarsson, Peter V. Kharchenko. Nature, online Aug 8 2018, doi: xxx

LUCARA ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2018 RESULTS

VANCOUVER, BC, August 8, 2018 /CNW/ - (LUC – TSX, LUC – BSE, LUC – Nasdaq Stockholm) Lucara Diamond Corp. (“Lucara” or the “Company”) today reports its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 (All amounts are presented in USD) · Karowe’s overall performance with respect to ore mined, processed and carats recovered was within forecast for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018: · Ore and waste mined was 0.7 million tonnes and 4.4 million tonnes respectively · Ore processed totaled 0.7 million tonnes · 253 specials (single diamonds larger than 10.8 carats) were recovered during the second quarter, representing 10.5% of the total recovered carats by weight and the highest number of specials recovered by quarter since initiating production  · 100 of 253 specials recovered were sold during the quarter, the remainder having been recovered after the cut-off date to prepare goods for sale  · 11 diamonds were recovered greater than 100 carats in weight, including 3 diamonds > 300 carats (5 of which were sold during the period, including 2 diamonds> 300 carats)  · 12 diamonds sold in excess of $1 million each · Updated resource estimate announced for the AK06 kimberlite increasing Indicated Mineral Resources for the South Lobe (as at end 2017) by 54% from 4.4 million carats to 6.8 million carats. · Commercialization efforts at Clara tracking according to schedule and plan with inaugural sales expected to commence in Q3 · Quarterly sales revenue of $64.5 million (Q2 2017: $79.6 million) or $856 per carat (Q2 2017: $1,336 per carat) recognized during the quarter. This revenue excludes $3.9 million of proceeds received in July 2018 related to the Company’s June tender. · The operating cash cost for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $37.53 per tonne processed (Q2 2017: $30.14 per tonne processed) compared to the full year forecast cash cost of $38-$42 per tonne processed. · Q2 2018 EBITDA of $36.1 million (Q2 2017: $51.8 million) reflects lower revenues attributable to a smaller volume and lower average price of exceptional stones sold, as compared to Q2 2017. · Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $19.7 million ($0.05 per share) as compared to net income of $32.2 million ($0.08 per share) in the comparative quarter of 2017. · As at June 30, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $49.6 million. The $50 million credit facility remains undrawn on June 30, 2018.   · Karowe had no lost time injuries during the three months ended June 30, 2018 resulting in a twelve-month rolling Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate (“LTIFR”) of 0.13. A total of 3,819,652 manhours worked since the last LTI. Eira Thomas, President and CEO, commented: “The Karowe mine continued to perform well in the second quarter, underpinned by the continued, consistent recovery of specials (single diamonds greater than 10.8 carats).  A total of 253 specials were recovered during the period, representing 10.5% of the total carats by weight and the highest number since operations began.  In addition, we announced an updated mineral resource that increased indicated resources by 44% and better defined the increasing contribution of the high value EMPK/S unit as we mine deeper in the south lobe.” FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS The Company achieved revenues of $64.5 million or $856 per carat for its two tenders in the quarter, yielding an operating margin of 74% during the period. Lower revenues reflect natural variability in the number and quality of exceptional diamonds recovered in any quarter and the recent decision not to inventory exceptional diamonds over multiple production periods. Though 253 exceptional diamonds were recovered during the period, 148 of those diamonds were recovered after the cut-off date for inclusion in the June sale and will be sold in Q3. Overall, a smaller volume and lower average price of exceptional diamonds were sold in Q2 2018, as compared to Q2 2017. The Q2 2017 EST included a number of exceptional stones held in inventory and included the sale of a 374 carat diamond for $17 million. Revenue from the Q2 2018 regular tender was 29% greater than Q2 2017, with increased carat volumes (+28%) and a similar year on year average price. The increase in the number of carats available for sale in the RST follows commissioning of the sub-middles circuit in Q3 2017 and processing of Eastern Magmatic Pyroclastic Kimberlite (South) (“EMPK(S)”) material during 2018. Operating expenses increased as a result of higher depletion and amortization expense ($6.2 million versus $3.5 million in Q2 2017) which is due to higher capitalized production stripping and production assets commissioned in Q3 2017. Revenue, EBITDA and earnings per share performance were as expected and reflect the overall timing of the Company’s sales tenders, with an RST held during the first quarter and an RST and an EST held in June. Proceeds of $3.9 million from the June sale were received in July 2018. The Company maintains its 2018 revenue forecast. RESULTS OF OPERATIONS – KAROWE MINE, BOTSWANA SECOND QUARTER OVERVIEW – OPERATIONS – KAROWE MINE Safety: Karowe had no lost time injuries during the three months ended June 30, 2018 resulting in a twelve-month rolling Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate (“LTIFR”) of 0.13. Production: Ore and waste mined during the three months ended June 30, 2018 totaled 0.7 million tonnes and 4.4 million tonnes respectively.  Tonnage processed was within forecast at 0.7 million tonnes, with a total of 81,507 carats recovered. Ore processed was predominantly from the South lobe. During Q2, a total of 253 specials (single diamonds larger than 10.8 carats) were recovered including 11 diamonds greater than 100 carats in weight. Recovered specials equated to 10.5% weight percentage of total recovered carats during the first quarter. The number of specials recovered is the highest by quarter since initiation of production. During the second quarter, Lucara and the mining contractor Aveng Moolmans (“Moolmans”) continued to work to find a solution to the equipment availability issues and difficulties with waste mining production experienced during the first quarter of 2018.   Following extensive discussions in May and June, both parties executed an addendum to the existing mining contract to provide for an amicable termination of the mining contract as of December 31, 2018. The addendum provides for a transition period of up to six months to allow for a new mining contractor, Trollope Mining Services (Pty) Limited (“Trollope”) to gradually assume responsibility for both ore and waste mining from Moolmans, with full responsibility for all mining activities to be the responsibility of Trollope as of January 1, 2019.   In the first quarter, ore mined volumes and carats recovered were as expected, but waste mining was lower than forecast. Performance improved considerably during the second quarter and continued through the month of July, the first full month of transition between Moolmans and Trollope. Given the improved performance realized during this period, waste mining is still expected to be within guidance (13.0 to 16.0 million tonnes) for the year. Karowe’s operating cash cost: Karowe’s year to date operating cash cost (a non-IFRS measure) was $37.53 per tonne processed (Q2 2017: $30.14 per tonne processed) compared to the full year forecast of $38-$42 per tonne processed. The increase in cost per tonne processed compared to the six months ended June 30, 2017 reflects an increase in waste mined during the period which was 8.4 million tonnes mined as compared to H1 2017: 5.6 million tonnes mined. Waste stripping volumes are expected to significantly reduce by the end of the fourth quarter.   Cost per tonne processed during the second quarter is lower than the full year guidance due to depreciation of the Botswana Pula against the US Dollar during the period.   However, forecast costs for the 2018 fiscal year are still expected to be within guidance. Labour relations update: In July, the Botswana Mine Workers Union notified Karowe management that a sufficient number of eligible Karowe employees had been recruited to join the union, thereby requiring the employer to recognize the union pursuant to Section 48 of the Trade Unions & Employers’ Organizations’ Act in Botswana. Management intends to work constructively with the union over the coming months to develop a Memorandum of Agreement which will govern the working relationship between the employees and the employer. MINERAL RESOURCE UPDATE AND BOTSWANA EXPLORATION Karowe Resource (AK06 kimberlite) Update During Q2, an updated mineral resource was announced for the AK06 kimberlite. The updated Mineral Resource Estimate was completed by Mineral Services Canada Inc. The estimate is based on historical evaluation data combined with new sampling results (microdiamond, bulk density and petrography) from recent deep core drilling and from historical drill cores. New delineation drill coverage and review of historical drill cores supported an update of the internal geological model. Production data (including a controlled production run from the EM/PK(S) unit) and recent sales / valuation results have been incorporated into the grade and value estimates, which have been made based on an updated model of process plant recovery efficiency. The updated Mineral Resource is reported based on the Canadian Institute of Mining Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Reserves as incorporated by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. The updated Mineral Resource, valid at the cut-off date of December 26, 2017, includes a recoverable Indicated Mineral Resource at a 1.25 mm bottom cut off size of 7.9 million carats hosted in 57.85 million tonnes at an average grade of 13.7 cpht with an average modeled diamond value of US$ 673 per carat. The new base of the Indicated Mineral Resource is 400 metres above sea level (“masl”) (600 metres below surface). The updated Mineral Resource also includes a recoverable Inferred Mineral Resource of approximately 1.17 million carats hosted in 5.84 million tonnes at an average grade of 20 cpht with an average modeled diamond value of US$716 per carat between 400 masl to 256 masl (base of current geological model). These new results will be used for mine planning and to support the preparation of current feasibility-level studies for the potential development of an underground mine, after the completion of the current open pit mine. Botswana Prospecting Licenses:In 2014, the Company was awarded two precious stone prospecting licenses (PL367/2014 and PL371/2014). The prospecting licenses are located within a distance of 15 km and 30 km from the Karowe Diamond mine.  The BK02 license was extended to Q3 2018 and the AK11/24 license was reduced by 50% in area and extended for two periods until the third quarter of 2019.   AK11 & AK24For AK11, during the second quarter, the Company continued to process the large diameter drilling sample (estimated in-situ tonnage of 490 tonnes) at the Company’s Bulk Sample Plant located at the Karowe Mine. Due to maintenance issues with the Bulk Sample Plant, results are expected in Q3 2018. At AK24, a four holes core drilling programme was competed at AK24 for a total of 659 metres of drilling. Kimberlite was intersected in each hole, detailed logging and sampling for microdiamonds is underway. Microdiamond results are expected in early Q4 2018. Sunbird Exploration Generative Project:During Q2 2018, an agreement was signed with a Botswana company to focus on new kimberlite discoveries within Botswana using a proprietary UAV magnetometer platform to identify potential targets. Data acquisition commenced during the three months ended June 30, 2018 and will continue for the remainder of the year, with drilling planned for late in Q3 2018. This work is being funded from the original exploration budget of $6.0 million for fiscal 2018. 2018 OUTLOOK The following disclosure relates to management's production and cost estimates for 2018.  These are "forward-looking statements" and subject to the cautionary note regarding the risks associated with forward-looking statements. The Company's 2018 forecast remains unchanged. During 2018, efforts to fully gain access to the Cut 2 South lobe ore will require a large volume of waste to be mined which impacts operating cash costs. The strip ratio is forecast to be approximately 5.0-6.0 in 2018, decreasing in the fourth quarter of 2018. A more significant decrease in the stripping ratio is forecast in 2019 (approximately 2.9 – 3.1), followed by a forecast stripping ratio of 2.0 from 2020 onwards. The decrease in waste mining is expected to add to free cash flow once the Cut 2 push back is complete between late 2018 and early 2019. The average strip ratio during the six months ended June 30, 2018 was 6.31 and capitalized production stripping costs totaled $13.8 million. Sustaining capital expenditures in 2018 are forecast to be up to $11 million, which includes final expenditures for the sub-middles XRT project audit facility (completed during the three months ending March 31, 2018). As of June 30, 2018, a total of $7.0 million had been incurred. A budget of up to $3.0 million was approved for the completion of a pre-feasibility level study (“PFS”) of the Karowe AK06 underground development. In support of this study, geotechnical and hydrogeological drilling under a budget of $26 million has been initiated and as of June 30, 2018, a total of $6.3 million had been incurred. In addition, the Company completed and reported an updated mineral resource estimate on June 26, 2018, re-classifying as an Indicated Resource kimberlite within the AK06 kimberlite from 600 to 400masl. In conjunction with the successful resource update and given the scope of the currently budgeted work programs the Company has elected to convert the PFS to a feasibility level study with results expected in H1 2019.   The Company also budgeted $6.0 million for advanced exploration work on the Company’s prospecting licenses in Botswana, of which $1.8 million had been incurred as of June 30, 2018 CONFERENCE CALL The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the first quarter results on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. Pacific, 9:00 a.m. Eastern, 2:00 p.m. UK, 3:00 p.m. CET. Please call in 10 minutes before the conference call starts and stay on the line (an operator will be available to assist you). Conference ID:9292727 / Lucara Diamond Dial-In Numbers:Toll-Free Participant Dial-In North America:        +1-844-892-6587All International Participant Dial-In:                     +1-661-378-9938 WebcastTo view the live webcast presentation, please log on using this direct link:https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/q4r8mfgg The presentation slideshow will also be available in PDF format for download from the Lucara website www.lucaradiamond.com  shortly prior to the conference call. On behalf of the Board, Eira ThomasPresident and Chief Executive Officer Lucara Diamond on Facebook  Lucara Diamond on Twitter  Lucara Diamond on LinkedIn  Lucara Diamond on Google+  Lucara Diamond on Instagram  The information in this release is accurate at the time of distribution but may be superseded or qualified by subsequent news releases. The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of the Company under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. This information was publicly communicated on August 8, 2018 at 3:30pm Pacific Time. CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS Certain of the statements made and contained herein and elsewhere constitute forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “potential”, “possible” and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions or results “will”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company believes that expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be accurate and such forward-looking information included herein should not be unduly relied upon. In particular, this release may contain forward looking information pertaining to the following: the estimates of the Company’s mineral reserve and resources; estimates of the Company’s production and sales volumes for the Karowe Mine; processing capabilities, recovery rates, cash flows and sales volumes for the Karowe Mine, including the potential effect of the development and integration of the proposed underground mine at Karowe on production, sales volumes and the expected life of mine; estimated costs to construct the proposed Karowe underground development and the timelines associated therewith; expected exploration and development expenditures and expected reclamation costs at the Karowe Mine including associated plans, objectives and economic estimates; expectation of diamond prices and changes to foreign currency exchange rate; expectations regarding the need to raise capital; possible impacts of disputes or litigation, the timing and ability of management to commercialize the Clara digital sales platform and other forward looking information. There can be no assurance that such forward looking statements will prove to be accurate, as the Company’s results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in this forward-looking information as a result of those factors discussed in or referred to under the heading “Risks and Uncertainties”’ in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form available at http://www.sedar.com, as well as changes in general business and economic conditions, changes in interest and foreign currency rates, the supply and demand for, deliveries of and the level and volatility of prices of rough diamonds, costs of power and diesel, acts of foreign governments and the outcome of legal proceedings, inaccurate geological and recoverability assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources), and unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalations, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job actions, adverse weather conditions, and unanticipated events relating to health safety and environmental matters). Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date the statements were made, and the Company does not assume any obligations to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Q2 2018 Report 

LUCARA ANNOUNCES DECLARATION OF QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

VANCOUVER, BC, August 8, 2018 /CNW/ - (LUC – TSX, LUC – BSE, LUC – Nasdaq Stockholm) Lucara Diamond Corp. (“Lucara” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has declared the third 2018 quarterly dividend of CDN 2.5 cents per share to be payable Thursday, September 20, 2018 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, September 7, 2018. The declaration, timing, amount and payment of future dividends remains at the discretion of the Board of Directors and is subject to the requirements of the Company’s dividend policy. On behalf of the Board, Eira ThomasPresident and Chief Executive Officer Lucara Diamond on Facebook  Lucara Diamond on Twitter  Lucara Diamond on LinkedIn  Lucara Diamond on Google+  Lucara Diamond on Instagram  The information in this release is accurate at the time of distribution but may be superseded or qualified by subsequent news releases. This information was publicly communicated on August 8, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS Certain of the statements made and contained herein and elsewhere constitute forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “potential”, “possible” and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions or results “will”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur or be achieved. There can be no assurance that such forward looking statements will prove to be accurate, as the Company’s results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in this forward-looking information as a result of those factors discussed in or referred to under the heading “Risks and Uncertainties”’ in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form available at http://www.sedar.com, as well as changes in general business and economic conditions, changes in interest and foreign currency rates, the supply and demand for, deliveries of and the level and volatility of prices of rough diamonds, costs of power and diesel, acts of foreign governments and the outcome of legal proceedings, inaccurate geological and recoverability assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources), and unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalations, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job actions, adverse weather conditions, and unanticipated events relating to health safety and environmental matters). Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date the statements were made, and the Company does not assume any obligations to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

LEHTO GROUP PLC’S HALF-YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT 1 January–30 June 2018

This half-year financial report has been prepared in accordance with the IAS 34 standard. The company complies with half-yearly reporting according to the Finnish Securities Markets Act. The financial information presented in this business review is unaudited. Figures in brackets refer to the corresponding period of the previous year, unless otherwise stated.  Group 1–6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017Net sales, EUR   million 291.9 213.9 597.6Change in net   sales, % 36.4% 52.2% 74.5%Operating profit, EUR   million 13.7 15.4 64.6Operating profit, % of net   sales 4.7% 7.2% 10.8%Profit for the period, EUR   million 10.8 12.1 51.6 Order backlog at   period end, EUR million 665.0 498.2 538.1Earnings per   share, EUR 0.19 0.21 0.89Cash and cash equivalents,   EUR million 13.0 58.5 68.0Interest-bearing   liabilities, EUR million 59.6 41.9 36.9Equity ratio, % 50.1% 52.9% 56.3%Net gearing   ratio, % 32.3% -15.0% -20.6% Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Lehto Group’s net sales for January–June grew by 36.4%, to EUR 291.9 (213.9) million. Net sales grew in the Business Premises, Housing, and Social Care and Educational Premises service areas but declined in the Building Renovation service area. Operating profit was EUR 13.7 (15.4) million, or 4.7% (7.2%) of net sales. The year-on-year decline in operating profit is due particularly to the weaker project margins in the Social Care and Educational Premises and Building Renovation service areas than in the comparison period. The Group’s order backlog grew to EUR 665.0 million (EUR 538.1 million on 31 December 2017). The order backlog grew in the Housing, Business Premises and Building Renovation service areas, but declined in the Social Care and Educational Premises service area. A construction project is included in the order backlog once the project contract has been signed or, in the case of developer contracting projects, once the decision to begin construction has been made and the contract has been signed. NET SALES BY SERVICE AREA 1–6/2018 1-6/2017 Change 1-12/2017Business   Premises 109.2 72.6 50.4% 181.2Housing 96.4 74.4 29.5% 232.2Social Care and   Educational Premises 56.8 34.3 65.7% 109.1Building   Renovation 29.5 32.6 -9.6% 75.1Total 291.9 213.9 36.4% 597.6 Lehto’s CEO Hannu Lehto: “In the first half of the year, our net sales grew in line with our objectives, but operating profit fell short of the comparison period. Project margins matched our targets in the Housing and Business Premises service areas, but were lower in the Social Care and Educational Premises and Building Renovation service areas. Profitability is expected to rise significantly in the second half of the year, especially due to the completion and income recognition of developer contracting projects. Our sales developed well. We received many new orders during the review period, the most significant of which is the Ideapark project in Seinäjoki. We also started up many new housing and building renovation projects. The order backlog grew by 23.6% from the end of the previous year to EUR 665.0 million. We have continued to invest in the development of concepts and modules. We have attracted several new professionals to our team, including in the fields construction, digitalisation, productisation and factory production. We are confident that these investments in improved profitability are the key in building our competitive advantage in the long run. Construction activity will continue to be strong in Finland this year as well, but many research institutions forecast that construction growth will slow down. The Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT estimates that growth will slacken to two per cent this year from last year’s rate of five per cent. Due to the ongoing boom, the availability of skilled labour, particularly supervisors and designers, remains our key challenge. The prices of certain raw materials and components have also been higher than in 2017. In the second half of the year, we will focus on managing the challenges caused by growth by ensuring that every project is implemented within the planned schedule and in the planned manner and by securing the growth of working capital.” Outlook for 2018 Lehto updated its profit outlook for 2018 in a stock exchange release published on 1 August 2018. In the updated outlook, Lehto estimates that the Group’s net sales for 2018 will grow by 20-30% from 2017 (EUR 597.6 million in 2017) and operating profit is expected to be approximately 8-9% of net sales (2017: 10.8%). The accrual of net sales and operating profit is expected to be strongly weighted towards the end of the year. The figures for the comparison year 2017 have been adjusted to reflect the accounting principles of the IFRS 15 standard adopted on 1 January 2018. The outlook is based on the information available to the company on the progress of ongoing construction projects and the company’s estimate of construction projects to be started and sold in 2018. The main risks associated with the development of net sales and operating profit are related to the completion of ongoing projects within the estimated timeframe and costs, delays in the start of projects currently in the negotiation phase, the availability of skilled labour, and an increase in input prices. Video presentation on the half-year report Lehto will release a video presentation on its half-year report for January-June 2018 on its website on Thursday, 9 August 2018 at 8:30 a.m. (EET) at www.lehto.fi/sijoittajille. The presentation will also be available on the company’s website after this. Business development in the review period BUSINESS PREMISES In the Business Premises service area, Lehto builds office premises, retail premises, logistics, warehouse and production facilities, leisure facilities and large shopping and activity centres. Business premises are designed according to the customers’ needs and are built using the structural and spatial solutions developed or tried and tested by Lehto. The service area serves local, national and international customers. Most of the business in the Business Premises service area comprises turnkey projects, where Lehto assumes overall responsibility for both design and construction. Lehto also builds some business premises in the form of developer contracting, which means that Lehto acquires the plot and designs and builds the property either wholly or partly at its own risk. Net sales in the Business Premises service area grew by 50.4% year-on-year to EUR 109.2 (72.6) million in the review period. A total of 12 sites were completed in the review period, the largest of which was office and hotel building in Tikkurila, Vantaa.. Lehto continued the development project of the Lippulaiva shopping centre, in Espoo, together with Citycon Oyj and designers. In October 2017, Lehto and Citycon signed the main contract to complete the development phase of the shopping centre. According to the main contract, Lehto and Citycon continued to develop and plan the project with the aim of completing a final contract agreement for the shopping centre and a housing contract for the construction of the residential units by 31 March 2018. In a release published on 11 April 2018, Lehto announced that Lehto and Citycon would continue the development and planning of the Lippulaiva project with the aim of signing the final agreements on construction and housing development by the end of May 2018. On 1 June 2018, Lehto announced that an agreement had not been concluded by the end of May, but that the parties had decided to continue their negotiations. Groundworks for the shopping centre are continuing as planned under a separate contract. The project involves uncertainties that are typical of property development. In May, Lehto announced that the city council of Jyväskylä had decided, at a meeting held on 28 May 2018, to initiate the Hippos2020 project together with a consortium of Lehto Group and Fennia Asset Management Ltd and had accepted the main principles of the agreements and plans of the project. The project involves uncertainties typical of all property development projects, such as the availability of financing or finding tenants and the level of the tenants’ commitment.  In June, Lehto announced that it had signed a turnkey contract with Koy Seinäjoen Ideapark, a subsidiary of Sukari Invest Oy, for the construction of the Ideapark shopping centre in Seinäjoki. The value of the contract is around EUR 65 million, in addition to which Lehto will be in charge of additional and alteration work to be specified later. Lehto attempts to increase the use of factory-made modules in its Business Premises service area since we expect this to give us a competitive advantage, particularly in hotel and office projects. The order backlog of the Business Premises service area grew during the review period and was EUR 163.4 million at the end of the period (EUR 127.3 million on 31 December 2017). The order backlog does not include the possible revenue stream from the Lippulaiva and Hippos2020 projects. HOUSING In the Housing service area, Lehto builds new blocks of flats, balcony access houses and terraced and detached houses as part of area construction in Finland’s growth centres, especially in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The majority of Lehto’s housing projects are developer contracting projects, in which Lehto designs and builds properties on land areas that it has purchased and then sells the completed apartments to customers. Customers include private persons as well as private and institutional investors. Most housing properties are concrete apartment buildings and are built using the kitchen/bathroom modules developed by Lehto. The modules are completely prefabricated at Lehto’s own factory and transported to the construction site, where they are lowered into the building through the roof. This building method ensures rapid completion of construction, improves quality and produces cost savings. Lehto’s factories also manufacture wall elements, windows, fixtures and fittings, as well as wooden space elements that can be used to rapidly build terraced houses and balcony access blocks particularly well suited for urban environments. During January-June, net sales in the Housing service area grew by 29.5% from the comparison period to EUR 96.4 (74.4) million. A total of 11 housing projects, amounting to 478 apartments, were completed in the period. A total of 43 housing projects, amounting to 2,576 apartments, were under construction at the end of the period. At the end of the review period, the number of unsold finished apartments was 14. In May, Lehto Asunnot Oy (a subsidiary of Lehto Group Plc) and Avara Oy signed a framework agreement concerning a housing portfolio that involves the construction of 340 homes in five communities around Finland. Avara will acquire the properties for its Avara Asuinkiinteistörahasto I Ky fund. The units are at Kalasatama in Helsinki and in Kirkkonummi, Hämeenlinna, Kuopio and Oulu. The transaction price is over EUR 53 million. Some of the units are already under construction. The sites will mainly be completed during 2019 and 2020. The order backlog of the Housing service area at the end of the review period was EUR 292.0 million (EUR 216.9 million on 31 December 2017). SOCIAL CARE AND EDUCATIONAL PREMISES In the Social Care and Educational Premises service area, Lehto designs and builds nursing homes, day care centres and schools to meet the needs of nationwide care service providers and municipalities. The construction projects are implemented either under ordinary construction contracts or as investment transactions, where Lehto signs a lease agreement with the service operator and sells the completed property to a fund that invests in properties in the sector. Growth was strong in the service area, with a 65.7% increase in net sales to EUR 56.8 (34.3) million year on year. A total of 17 new nursing homes for senior citizens were completed in the reporting period, and at the end of the period, 17 nursing homes, two day care centres and three schools were under construction. The majority of the properties built by the service area are 1-2-storey wooden buildings, but it is also building an increasing number of diverse and multi-storey concrete buildings. The implementation of individualised care facility projects requires more planning and work than before, which contributed to the decrease in the project margins of this service area during the review period. In addition to nursing homes, the service area is also building assisted living housing. The number of elderly people is rising in Finland and they need diverse living solutions with care services. During the review period, Lehto carried out a wide-ranging survey of the living needs of elderly people. On the basis of the responses, we can develop our construction business to meet needs better. Lehto continued to develop the commercial product portfolio for schools and in spring, Lehto launched a development programme to produce commercially configurable and technically modular schools and day cay centres. There is an immediate need in the market for both temporary premises and permanent schools. The first modules have been completed and they will be delivered in autumn this year. The first deliveries will go to Helsinki and the municipality of Botkyrka in Sweden. The order backlog of the Social Care and Educational Premises service area at the end of the review period was EUR 91.6 million (EUR 100.3 million on 31 December 2017). BUILDING RENOVATION Lehto’s Building Renovation service area involves the performance of pipeline renovations, basic renovations and renovation projects in the form of developer contracting, in which Lehto buys an old building, renovates or converts it for residential use, and sells the renovated apartments on to customers. Lehto also carries out projects in which 1-2 additional floors are built on top of an existing block of flats. Net sales in Building Renovation declined by 9.6% from the comparison period to EUR 29.5 (32.6) million. Net sales for the review period comprised contracting-based pipeline renovation and basic renovation projects. Unlike in the comparison period, no developer contracting renovation projects recognised as income upon delivery were completed in January-June. Five pipeline renovation projects and three basic renovation projects were completed during the review period. At the end of the period, 17 contracting-based pipeline renovation projects, three basic renovation projects and three developer contracting renovation projects recognised as income upon delivery were ongoing. The largest ongoing renovation projects involve the conversion of old offices on Satamakatu and Kanavakatu in Katajanokka, Helsinki, into a hotel and apartments, and basic renovation projects in the centre of Helsinki and Kuopio in which existing premises are converted into apartments. During the review period, the pipeline renovation business developed according to plan, but project margins in basic renovation projects remained clearly below target or were even negative. The increase in project costs results from the higher-than-expected amount of work and the increase in the prices of subcontracted work and certain raw materials. Lehto has reorganised its resources in the fields of supervision, planning management and procurement in order to improve its project cost management. Lehto continued to develop its product concept for the construction of additional floors. In 2019, the company intends to launch a solution for building additional floors for blocks of flats using factory-produced elements. This solution responds to the objective of compacting the urban structure in growth centres by increasing housing construction in areas with preexisting transport connections and service networks. For housing cooperatives, adding floors to blocks of flats is a means of financing the costs of basic and pipeline renovations. At the end of the review period, there were a total of 21 completed, unsold apartments in the Building Renovation service area. The order backlog amounted to EUR 118.0 million (EUR 93.6 million on 31 December 2017). SWEDISH OPERATIONS Lehto established a subsidiary in Sweden in August 2017. This fledgling unit has started up its first projects. It is currently carrying out one business premises project and a day care centre project in which three modular day care centres will be built in the municipality of Botkyrka. The modules will be built at the Hartola factory in Finland and transported to Botkyrka for final assembly. The unit is also starting up its first housing construction project in the Stockholm region. Lehto attempts to expand its activities in Sweden, particularly in the markets of modular schools and day care centres as well as in the markets of reasonably priced small apartments in Stockholm. FACTORY PRODUCTION Lehto manufactures a variety of building modules and elements at its own production facilities for its own use. During the review period, Lehto continued to expand and boost the efficiency of its factory capacity. In December 2017, Lehto started building a new factory of about 9,000 m2 in Oulainen. The plan is to concentrate logistics and warehouse functions and the manufacturing of bathroom modules, kitchen furniture and other fixtures and fittings in the factory. The total value of the investment is some EUR 7.5 million. It is estimated that the factory will be ready for production in September 2018. In March 2018, Lehto acquired the factory operations of Pyhännän Rakennustuote Oy in Hartola. In this transaction, leased premises with about 20,000 m2 of floor area owned by the Municipality of Hartola, production equipment for the manufacture of wood elements and modules, and 75 employees were transferred to Lehto. In addition to Hartola factory, Lehto has building element and module production units in Humppila, Oulainen, Oulu and Ii. Balance sheet and financing Consolidated balance sheet, EUR million 30 Jun 2018 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2017Non-current   assets 33.6 25.3 25.1Current assetsInventories 198.6 131.5 132.9Current receivables 148.1 66.2 111.2Cash and cash equivalents 13.0 58.5 68.0Total assets 393.3 281.5 337.2 Equity 144.7 110.5 150.7Financial   liabilities 59.6 41.9 36.9Prepayment   received 104.3 72.4 69.3Other payables 84.6 56.6 80.2Total equity and liabilities 393.3 281.5 337.2 At the end of the period, net gearing was 32.3% (31 Dec. 2017: -20.6%) and the equity ratio was 50.1% (31 Dec. 2017: 56.3%). The growth in inventories, current receivables and advance payments was due to strong growth in business volumes. Current receivables include trade receivables of EUR 72.3 million and percentage-of-completion receivables of EUR 67.3 million. The amount of cash reserves decreased to EUR 13.0 million (EUR 68.0 million on 31 December 2017) and the amount of interest-bearing liabilities grew to EUR 59.6 million (EUR 36.9 million on 31 December 2017). Cash flow statement, EUR 1–6/2018 1-6/2017 1-12/2017millionCash flow from operating   -44.2 -20.9 -2.8activitiesCash flow from investments -8.3 2.1 -0.3Cash flow from financing -2.4 9.6 3.4Change in cash and cash -54.9 -9.2 0.3equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at 68.0 67.7 67.7  the beginning of the periodCash and cash equivalents at 13.0 58.5 68.0  the end of the period Cash flow from operating activities was EUR -44.2 million negative, largely due to growth in net working capital by EUR 52.5 million during the review period. Inventories grew by EUR 65.7 million and non-interest-bearing receivables grew by EUR 35.5 million. Lehto acquired several land areas and building rights for housing construction needs in the near future. Working capital was also tied to social care and educational premises projects. In these projects, the money is tied up until the completed building is handed over to the customer. Net cash flow from investments was EUR -8.3 million, including EUR 7.6 million investments in buildings and production equipment relating to factory production. Cash flow from financing was EUR -2.4 million. During the review period, the Group’s interest-bearing liabilities related to cash flow from financing grew by EUR 17.4 million. Loans were drawn mainly for financing projects in the Social Care and Educational Premises service area and for acquiring plots for housing projects. Cash flow from financing also includes a EUR -19.8 million payment of dividends. Personnel The average number of personnel during the review period was 1,371 (1–6/2017: 900). The number of personnel at period end was 1,531 (1,184 on 31 Dec. 2017). About 52% of the Group’s personnel are salaried employees and 48% employees working at construction sites. Most of the increase in the number of employees is related to the expansion of factory operations and the Housing service area operations. The company has a long-term share-based incentive plan in place. The aim of the plan is to combine the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the company in the long term and to commit key employees to the company. The plan is directed at a maximum of 70 key employees and the rewards are paid after a restriction period of two years, partly in the company's shares and partly in cash. The cash proportion is intended to cover taxes and tax-related costs arising from the reward.  2018 Annual General Meeting In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the Annual General Meeting of 11 April 2018 decided that the dividend payable for the financial year ending on 31 December 2017 is EUR 0.34 per share, or a total of EUR 19,805,255.68. The dividend was paid to shareholders who on the record date for the dividend payment, 13 April 2018, were recorded in the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Oy. The dividend payment date was 20 April 2018. The AGM confirmed the number of Board members to be five. Pursuant to the proposal made by the shareholders’ nomination committee, Martti Karppinen, Mikko Räsänen, Päivi Timonen and Sakari Ahdekivi were reelected as members of the Board of Directors, and Pertti Korhonen was elected as a new member. Pertti Huuskonen stepped down from the Board of Directors. The Board members’ term of office will expire at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. At its organisation meeting, the Board of Directors decided to elect Martti Karppinen as its Chairman and also decided to establish an Audit Committee. Sakari Ahdekivi was elected as the Chairman and Päivi Timonen and Pertti Korhonen as the members of the committee. The Annual General Meeting authorised the Board to decide on the purchase of a maximum of 5,800,000 of the company’s own shares using assets belonging to the unrestricted equity of the company. The AGM also decided to authorise the Board of Directors to decide on the issue of a maximum of 5,800,000 shares through share issue or by granting option rights or other special rights entitling to shares in one or several instalments. The above-mentioned and other decisions of the Annual General Meeting were disclosed in the stock exchange release of 11 April 2018. Other events during the reporting period On 15 February 2018, Lehto announced that the company’s Board of Directors has decided to continue the share-based incentive plans for Group key employees, adopted in 2016. The aim of the plans is to align the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the company in the long term and to commit key employees to the company. On 1 March 2018, Lehto announced that major shareholders had sold a total of 7,100,000 shares in Lehto Group Plc in an accelerated book-building process, representing about 12.2% of total shares and voting rights. On 20 March 2018, Lehto announced that Pekka Korkala, M.Sc. (Tech.), in charge of factory production, has been chosen into Lehto Group’s Executive Board, effective as of 20 March 2018. Korkala has been CEO of Takuuelementti Oy, a subsidiary of Lehto Group Plc, since 10 July 2017, and will continue in this position. Korkala has long experience in business and factory production management in, for example, the vehicle industry in Finland and abroad. The Group’s Chief Commercial Officer Asko Myllymäki left the Group’s Executive Board as of 20 March 2018, but will continue in the Group as a commercial expert until about the end of 2018. Myllymäki’s duties are related to improving sales and project functions, and he reports directly to the Group’s CEO. On 3 May 2018, Lehto announced that it adopted the new IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers retroactively from 1 January 2018 in accordance with IAS 8. Lehto estimates that the new IFRS 15 does not have a material impact on the recognition of net sales at Lehto. On 24 May 2018, Arto Tolonen, PhD (Tech.), Chief Development Officer (CDO), was appointed as a member of Lehto Group’s Executive Board. As of 24 May 2018, the Executive Board consists of the following: · Hannu Lehto, CEO · Veli-Pekka Paloranta, Chief Financial Officer · Pasi Kokko, EVP, Housing service area · Jaakko Heikkilä, EVP, Business Premises service area · Tuomo Mertaniemi, EVP, Social Care and Educational Premises service area · Pekka Lindeman, EVP, Building Renovation service area · Timo Reiniluoto, EVP, Business Support Services · Pekka Korkala, EVP, Factory production · Arto Tolonen, Chief Development Officer Risks and factors of uncertainty Lehto assesses risks in its daily operations on a continual basis and develops Group-wide risk management practices together with its operative companies. Through the continuous development of risk management, we seek to attract new business opportunities and partners, as well as to further improve the profitability and predictability of our operations. Further improvement of risk management and responding to the challenges of a growing business are Lehto’s top operational priorities. The main risks in the operative business include general risks related to project pricing, schedules, quality, technical implementation and the adherence of stakeholders to agreements. Lehto’s reliance on module production and the partial dependence of its housing production on the schedule and efficiency of module production present a risk related to deviations or interruptions in the implementation of modular products. In its business operations, Lehto is also exposed to risks relating to the availability of financing, overall economic trends and political decision-making and other risks relating to the activities of the public sector. As part of its operational business, Lehto continuously concludes agreements with various parties. The related risks include the technical, legal and commercial condition of the acquired property. The unique and complex construction projects in Lehto’s Business Premises service area, in particular, always involve risks related to implementation and costs. Lehto’s business is partly so-called traditional contracting and partly its own production, where the final customer is not always known when starting the construction project. These business models involve different risks. In traditional contracting, project income is recognised according to the degree of completion. The main risk in this model is that total costs for the project exceed the estimated costs or the completion of the project is delayed. The main risk in own production is that the company is not able to sell the production within the planned time schedule or at the planned price. In addition, project costs can exceed the estimated costs. Failure in project pricing, technical implementation, estimating costs and time schedule, selling the property or finding financing can have a negative impact on the company’s result and financial position. Part of Lehto’s business involves agreements according to which Lehto builds premises in line with the customer’s needs and only sells the premises upon their completion or at a later stage to a fund, for example. Despite Lehto’s completion of premises according to the agreed schedule and costs, Lehto carries a risk related to the capacity of the fund to provide the cash required for the purchase of the premises at the agreed time of payment. The project business the Group carries out is characterised by variation, which can be significant, in profit between different reporting periods due to the accounting methods of projects. The Group’s cash flow is usually generated in step with a project’s degree of completion, however such that the last instalment payable after the completion is bigger than the other instalments. Thereby a delay of an individual project can have an effect on the sufficiency of financing. Additionally, the delay in the project may transfer the turnover and the operating profit of the project to the next financial year and thus weaken the net sales and operating profit of the current fiscal year. As a result of business growth, working capital is tied up in inventories and receivables in particular. In a situation where the company’s business is expanding simultaneously in several service areas, large purchase commitments for construction sites are realised and receivable payments from customers are delayed, the company may run into a situation where the additional costs of financing will increase. Changing building regulations or zoning policies can also have significant effects on the company’s business. In a period of economic growth in construction, the availability of skilled labour may also present a risk for the planned launch of a project in the agreed schedule. Lehto aims to control risks at each level of the organisation. Risk management includes risk identification, estimation and plans to avoid them. More information on Lehto’s risks and risk management is available at www.lehto.fi. There were no significant changes in Lehto’s risks in the first half of 2018. Flagging notifications On 1 March 2018, Lehto received a notification pursuant to Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act from Asko Myllymäki. According to the notification, Asko Myllymäki had sold shares in Lehto in an accelerated book-building process (the "Share Sale") on 28 February 2018. In connection with the completion of the Share Sale, Asko Myllymäki's ownership of shares and voting rights in Lehto fell below the 5 per cent threshold to 1.10 per cent. On 2 March 2018, Lehto received a flagging notification from OP Fund Management Company Ltd. Pursuant to the notification, OP Fund Management Company Ltd’s ownership of the shares and voting rights in Lehto exceeded the five (5) per cent threshold to 5.37% on 1 March 2018. On 7 June 2018, Lehto announced that it had received a flagging notification from OP Fund Management Company Ltd. Pursuant to the notification, OP Fund Management Company Ltd’s OP-Suomi Pienyhtiöt investment fund’s ownership of the shares and voting rights in Lehto exceeded the five (5) per cent threshold on 31 May 2018. According to the notification, the total holdings of investment funds managed by OP Fund Management Company Ltd amounted to 6.27%. Shares and shareholdings Lehto is listed on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. The number of shares at the end of June was 58,250,752. The company had 12.848 shareholders and no shares in the company are held by the Group itself. The company has one share series and each share entitles its holder to one vote at the General Meeting of Shareholders. The closing price of the share on the main list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd on 29 June 2018 was EUR 9.93. The highest rate of the share during the review period was EUR 14.18 and the lowest rate was EUR 9.60. A total of 22,065,319 shares in the company were traded during the period. The value of the trading was approximately EUR 256 million. The trading includes the 4,971,845 shares sold by the company’s significant shareholders on 28 February 2018 using an accelerated book-building process. Lehto’s Annual General Meeting of 11 April 2018 authorised the Board to decide on the purchase of a maximum of 5,800,000 of the company’s own shares in one or several instalments using assets belonging to the unrestricted equity of the company. The authorisation will remain valid until the 2019 Annual General Meeting. The AGM also decided to authorise the Board of Directors to decide on the issue of a maximum of 5,800,000 shares through share issue or by granting option rights or other special rights entitling to shares in one or several instalments. The authorisation includes the right to issue either new shares or own shares held by the company either against payment or as a bonus issue. Among other things, the authorisation can be used to develop the capital structure, to expand the ownership base, to use as consideration in transactions, when the company purchases assets linked to its operations, and to implement incentive systems. The authorisation is valid until 31 October 2020 and replaces the company’s previous share issue and option authorisations. Events after the reporting period Lehto updated its operating profit outlook for the year 2018 in a stock exchange release published on 1 August 2018. According to the updated outlook, operating profit is expected to be approximately 8-9% of net sales (2017: 10.8%). The accrual of net sales and operating profit is expected to be strongly weighted towards the end of the year. In the previous guidance, operating profit was forecast to be more than 10% of net sales. The decrease in the forecast operating profit is due to lower project margins than previously projected, particularly in the Social Care and Educational Premises and Building Renovation service areas, and the postponement until 2019 of the estimated date of completion of some projects that will be recognised as income upon delivery. In addition, greater outlays than expected have been required to expand factory capacity, carry out Group-level development projects, and maintain and develop expertise. Vantaa, 8 August 2018 Lehto Group PlcBoard of Directors Further information: Veli-Pekka Paloranta, Chief Financial Officer +358 400 944 074 veli-pekka.paloranta@lehto.fi www.lehto.fi Lehto Group in brief: Lehto is fast growing construction and real estate group. We operate in four service areas: Business Premises, Housing, Social Care and Educational Premises, and Building Renovation. We are the innovator and pioneer of the construction sector. Our economically driven operating model makes construction more profitable, ensures the quality of construction and brings significant time and cost savings to the customer. At the end of June 2018, we employed around 1.500 people. Our net sales for 2017 amounted to EUR 598 million.  TABLES The accounting policies applied in this review are mainly the same as in the latest annual report. Lehto has adopted the IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers retroactively from 1 January 2018 in accordance with IAS 8, and presents restated comparative data for 2017. Lehto has published a stock exchange release on 3 May 2018 on the adoption of the standard. The standard does not have a material impact on the recognition of net sales. In addition, the company has adopted a new IFRS 9 standard and an IFRS 2 standard amendment. These do not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements. The IAS 34 requirements have been complied with. CONSOLIDATED   STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 1-6 / 1-6 / 1-12 /EUR   million 2018 2017 2017Net   sales 291.9 213.9 597.6Other   operating income 1.9 0.0 1.5Changes   in inventories 65.4 38.3 45.0Capitalised   production 3.7 0.0 0.8Raw   materials and consumables used -135.8 -101.4 -245.1External   services -158.3 -97.9 -251.4Employee   benefit expenses -41.5 -27.8 -61.3Depreciation   and amortisation -1.4 -1.3 -3.2Other   operating expenses -12.1 -8.3 -19.3Operating   profit 13.7 15.4 64.6Financial   income 0.1 0.2 0.3Financial   expenses -0.5 -0.3 -0.7Share   of associated company profits 0.0 0.0 0.0Profit   before taxes 13.3 15.4 64.2Income   taxes -2.5 -3.3 -12.6Profit   for the period 10.8 12.1 51.6 Profit   attributable toEquity   holders of the parent company 10.8 12.1 51.6Non-controlling   interest 0.0 0.0 0.0  10.8 12.1 51.6 Earnings   per share calculated from the profitattributable to shareholders of the   parent company,EUR per shareEarnings per   share, basic 0.19 0.21 0.89Earnings per   share, diluted 0.19 0.21 0.88   CONSOLIDATED   BALANCE June 30, 2018 June 30, 2017 Dec 31, 2017SHEETEUR   millionAssetsNon-current   assetsGoodwill 4.6 4.6 4.6Other   intangible assets 1.7 2.6 2.1Property,   plant and 17.9 9.2 10.6equipmentInvestment   properties 0.8 0.8 0.8Investments   and receivables 1.9 2.0 2.0Deferred   tax assets 6.7 6.0 4.9Non-current   assets total 33.6 25.3 25.1 Current   assetsInventories 198.6 131.5 132.9Trade   and other receivables 148.1 66.2 111.2Cash   and cash equivalents 13.0 58.5 68.0Current   assets total 359.7 256.2 312.1 Assets   total 393.3 281.5 337.2 Equity   and liabilitiesEquityShare   capital 0.1 0.1 0.1Invested   non-restricted 69.2 69.2 69.2equity reserveRetained   earnings 64.4 29.2 29.6Profit   for the financial 10.8 12.1 51.6periodEquity   attributable to 144.4 110.5 150.4shareholders of the parentcompanyNon-controlling   interest 0.2 0.0 0.3Equity   total 144.7 110.5 150.7 Non-current   liabilitiesDeferred   tax liabilities 0.5 0.4 0.4Provisions 3.7 2.8 4.1Financial   liabilities 19.2 10.4 11.1Other   non-current 1.2 2.7 2.5liabilitiesNon-current   liabilities 24.5 16.2 18.1total Current   liabilitiesFinancial   liabilities 40.4 31.5 25.8Advances   received 104.3 72.4 69.3Trade   and other payables 79.3 50.8 73.2Current   liabilities total 224.0 154.8 168.3 Liabilities   total 248.6 171.0 186.4 Equity   and liabilities 393.3 281.5 337.2total   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OFCHANGES INEQUITYEUR million Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent company Share Invested Retained Equity Non Equity, capital non earnings attributable to -control total -restricted   share -ling equity -holders of the interest reserve parent companyEquity at 1 0.1 69.2 41.6 110.8 0.0 110.9January 2017ComprehensiveincomeProfit for 12.1 12.1 0.0 12.1thefinancialperiodTotal 12.1 12.1 0.0 12.1comprehensiveincomeTransactionswithequityholdersDistribution -12.8 -12.8 -12.8ofdividendsShare-based 0.4 0.4 0.4compensationOther changes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0Transactions -12.4 -12.4 0.0 -12.4withequityholders,totalEquity at 30 0.1 69.2 41.3 110.5 0.0 110.5June2017 Equity at 1 0.1 69.2 81.2 150.4 0.3 150.7January 2018Effect of 2.3 2.3 2.3IFRS 2standard  amendmentAdjusted 0.1 69.2 83.5 152.7 0.3 153.0equity at1 January  2018ComprehensiveincomeProfit for 10.8 10.8 0.0 10.8thefinancialperiodTotal 10.8 10.8 0.0 10.8comprehensiveincomeTransactionswithequityholdersDistribution -19.8 -19.8 -19.8ofdividendsShare-based 0.8 0.8 0.8compensationOther changes -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1Transactions -19.1 -19.1 0.0 -19.1withequityholders,totalEquity at 30 0.1 69.2 75.2 144.4 0.2 144.7June2018   CONSOLIDATED   CASH FLOW 1-6 / 1-6 / 1-12 /STATEMENTEUR   million 2018 2017 2017Cash   flow from operatingactivitiesProfit   for the financial 10.8 12.1 51.6periodAdjustments:Non-cash   items -1.1 0.2 0.7Depreciation   and amortisation 1.4 1.3 3.2Financial   income and expenses 0.5 0.1 0.4Capital   gains 0.0 0.0 0.0Income   taxes 2.5 3.3 12.6Changes   in working capital:Change in   trade and other -35.5 2.3 -44.1receivablesChange in   inventories -65.7 -40.6 -42.0Change in   trade and other 48.7 5.9 30.6payablesInterest   paid and other -0.4 -0.4 -0.8financial expensesFinancial   income received 0.1 0.2 0.3Income   taxes paid -5.3 -5.3 -15.3Net   cash from operating -44.2 -20.9 -2.8activities Cash   flow from investmentsInvestment   in property, plant -8.2 -1.9 -4.1and equipmentInvestment   in other 0.0 0.1 -0.4intangible assetsAcquisition   of subsidiaries 0.0 -0.8 -1.1Proceeds   from sale of 0.0 0.0 0.0tangible and intangible assetsPurchases   of available-for 0.0 0.0 0.0-sale financial assets andproceedsLoans   granted -0.2 -0.5 -0.9Repayments   of loan 0.1 5.2 6.2receivablesDividends   received 0.0 0.0 0.0Net   cash from investments -8.3 2.1 -0.3 Cash   flow from financingLoans drawn 35.1 35.6 51.7Loans repaid -17.7 -12.1 -34.9Acquisition   of non 0.0 -1.0 -0.9-controlling interest 1)Dividends   paid -19.8 -12.8 -12.8Paid   share issue 0.0 0.0 0.3Net   cash used in financing -2.4 9.6 3.4activities Change   in cash and cash -54.9 -9.2 0.3equivalents (+/-)Cash   and cash equivalents at 68.0 67.7 67.7the beginning of the yearEffects of   exchange rate -0.1 0.0 0.0changeCash   and cash equivalents at 13.0 58.5 68.0the end of the period 1) The acquisition of non-controlling interest is due to the additional purchase prices paid to the sellers of non-controlling interest acquired in previous financial periods. KEY   FIGURES 1-6 / 1-6 / 1-12 / 2018 2017 2017Net   sales, EUR million 291.9 213.9 597.6Net   sales, change % 36.4% 52.2% 74.5%Operating   profit, EUR 13.7 15.4 64.6millionOperating   profit, as % of 4.7% 7.2% 10.8%net salesProfit   for the period , 10.8 12.1 51.6EUR millionProfit   for the period, as 3.7% 5.6% 8.6%% of net sales Equity   ratio, % 50.1% 52.9% 56.3%Gearing,   % 16.5% 14.3% 11.7%Net   gearing ratio, % 32.3% -15.0% -20.6%Return on equity, ROE, % 7.3% 16.8% 56.0%Return on investment, ROI, % 7.0% 15.5% 54.5% Order   backlog, EUR million 665.0 498.2 538.1Personnel   during the 1,371 900 1,013period, averagePersonnel   at the end of 1,531 1,009 1,184periodGross   expenditure on 8.3 1.8 4.5assets, EUR millionEquity   / share, EUR 2.48 1.90 2.58Earnings   per share, EUR, 0.19 0.21 0.89basicEarnings   per share, EUR, 0.19 0.21 0.88dilutedAverage   number of shares 58,250,752 58,250,752 58,250,752during the period, basicAverage   number of shares 58,385,914 58,432,315 58,432,315during the period, dilutedNumber   of shares at the 58,250,752 58,250,752 58,250,752end of the periodMarket value of   share at 578.4 763.1 737.5the end of period, EURmillion Share prices, EURHighest price, EUR 14.18 14.26 14.26Lowest price, EUR 9.60 9.79 9.79Average price, EUR 11.60 11.76 12.25Price at the end of   9.93 13.10 12.66period, EUR SEGMENT INFORMATION The Group has one operating segment, Building Services. The segment’s operations consist of providing new construction and renovation services. The Group's management monitors the entire Group , and the segment figures are consistent with the Group figures. LIABILITIES AND   GUARANTEESEUR   million June June Dec 31, 2017 30, 30, 2018 2017Loans covered   by pledges onassetsLoans from   financial 45.7 26.4 28.2institutionsDebts on shares   in unsold 12.6 5.9 7.3housing and real estate companysharesInstalment   debts 1.0 1.3 1.1Total 59.3 33.5 36.6 GuaranteesCorporate   mortgages 1.8 1.8 1.8Real-estate   mortgages 4.6 4.6 4.6Pledges 19.8 25.8 12.9Absolute   guarantees 0.4 1.3 0.3Total 26.6 33.5 19.6 Contract   guaranteesProduction   guarantees 43.5 20.4 33.8Warranty   guarantees 12.6 10.1 10.4RS guarantees 32.6 23.3 29.3Payment   guarantees 13.3 11.0 14.2Rent guarantees 0.0Total 102.0 64.8 87.7 The collateral for   instalmentdebt is the financed equipment.Absolute guarantees include  contract guarantees given onbehalf of another Group companyand loan   guarantees for housingcompanies under construction.Pledges are inventory   items andother financing assets pledged ascollateral for financial  institution loans and loans forhousing companies underconstruction. Pledges   arepresented at carrying amount.Furthermore, a right of claim toa lease   agreement entered intoby the company was given as acollateral for a loan to   asubsidiary.    REVENUE ANALYSISEUR million June 30, 2018 June 30, 2017 Dec 31, 2017Revenue recognised over time 218.6 181.6 459.0Revenue recognised upon delivery 73.0 32.2 137.8Rental income 0.2 0.2 0.7Total 291.9 213.9 597.6 RELATED PARTIES The Group’s related parties include Group companies, members of the Board of Director and the Group’s top management as well as entities on which related parties have influence through ownership or management. Related parties also include associated companies and joint ventures. Transactions  withrelatedparties  Sales Purchases Sales Purchases Sales PurchasesEUR million  1-6/2018 1-6/2018 1-6/2017 1-6/2017 1-12/2017 1-12/2017Associated 0.0 0.0companies Key 17.5 3.1 27.5 1.7 77.5 3.9personnelandtheircontrolledentities Total  17.5 3.1 27.5 1.7 77.5 3.9 Receivables Liabilities Receivables Liabilities Receivables LiabilitiesEUR million  June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30, Dec 31, Dec 31, 2018 2018 2017 2017 2017 2017Associated 0.8 0.0companies Key 2.9 0.1 1.4 0.0 2.2 0.2personnelandtheircontrolledentities Total  2.9 0.1 2.2 0.0 2.2 0.2

Hexagon’s CEO sells shares – remains committed long-term shareholder

Hexagon’s President and CEO, Ola Rollén, has sold 586,500 shares in Hexagon AB during the period 6-8 August. Ola Rollén remains a long-term committed shareholder in Hexagon. After the transaction, Ola Rollén owns 586,900 shares, corresponding to an investment of approximately 318 MSEK based on 8 August closing price. “Due to private financial reasons, I have decided to sell a portion of my holding in Hexagon and have no intention of selling further shares. My remaining holding in Hexagon is still by far my largest private investment. I remain committed with continued strong confidence in Hexagon’s future. We have many exciting opportunities ahead of us and I look forward to leading and developing Hexagon towards our strategic objectives,” says Ola Rollén, Hexagon’s President and CEO. The transaction will be reported to The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) according to current regulations. For further information, please contact: Maria Luthström, Investor Relations Manager, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27, ir@hexagon.comKristin Christensen , Chief Marketing Officer, Hexagon AB, +1 404 554 0972, media@hexagon.com  This information is information that Hexagon AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 07:00 CET on 9 August 2018.

Invitation to presentation of Multiconsult ASA's second quarter 2018 results

A presentation of the second quarter 2018 results will be held in Norwegian at 09:00 CET, followed by a conference call at 10:30 CET in English.The Norwegian presentation will be held at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26, Oslo. The presentation will be held by CEO Christian Nørgaard Madsen and CFO Anne Harris.A live webcast from the Norwegian presentation can be accessed at www.multiconsult-ir.com and at http://webtv.hegnar.no/presentation.php?webcastId=92032826   The English conference call will start from 10.30, and will be held by CEO Christian Nørgaard Madsen and CFO Anne Harris.The call can be accessed at http://webtv.hegnar.no/presentation.php?webcastId=94064736  For further information, please contact:Investor relations:     Mirza Koristovic, Head of Investor Relations     Phone: +47 93 87 05 25     E-mail: ir@multiconsult.noMedia:     Gaute Christensen, VP Communications     Phone: +47 911 70 188     E-mail: gaute.christensen@multiconsult.noABOUT MULTICONSULTMulticonsult is a leading Norwegian multidisciplinary engineering consulting company, with more than 2 800 employees and 45 offices in Norway and abroad. The Company focuses on six business areas: Buildings & Properties, Transport, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Industry and Water & Environment. The Company has an operating history that spans more than a century, with the inception of Norsk Vandbygningskontor in 1908.

Tokmanni Group Q218: strong growth and profitability improved

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS · Revenue grew by 11.0% to EUR 217.7 million (196.0) · Like-for-Like revenue grew by 7.7% (-1.9%) · Gross profit totaled EUR 76.8 million (65.6) and gross margin 35.3% (33.5%) · Comparable gross profit totaled EUR 76.1 million (66.8) and comparable gross margin 34.9% (34.1%) · EBITDA amounted to EUR 17.5 million (10.7), 8.0% of revenue (5.4%) · Comparable EBITDA totaled EUR 16.0 million (11.6), 7.4% of revenue (5.9%) · EBIT totaled EUR 13.9 million (7.2), 6.4% of revenue (3.7%) · Comparable EBIT totaled EUR 12.4 million (8.1), 5.7% of revenue (4.1%) · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to EUR 21.2 million (18.8) · Earnings per share were 0.17 euros (0.08) HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REVIEW PERIOD JANUARY-JUNE 2018 · Revenue grew by 11.0% to EUR 391.3 million (352.6) · Like-for-Like revenue grew by 7.0% (-2.7%) · Gross profit totaled EUR 131.5 million (114.3) and gross margin 33.6% (32.4%) · Comparable gross profit totaled EUR 130.6 million (116.0) and comparable gross margin 33,4% (32,9%) · EBITDA amounted to EUR 18.7 million (7.1), 4.8% of revenue (2.0%) · Comparable EBITDA amounted to EUR 16.8 million (10.1), 4.3% of revenue (2.9%) · EBIT totaled EUR 11.5 million (-0.1), 2.9% of revenue (0.0%) · Comparable EBIT amounted to EUR 9.6 million (2.9), 2.5% of revenue (0.8%) · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to EUR -2.8 million (-19.1) · Earnings per share were 0.12 euros (-0.04) TOKMANNI’S OUTLOOK FOR 2018 UNCHANGED: GOOD GROWTH AND IMPROVED PROFITABILITY Tokmanni’s expects good revenue growth for 2018 based on the revenue from new stores opened in 2017 and stores to be opened in 2018 and low single digit Like-for Like revenue growth. Group profitability (comparable EBITDA%) is expected to improve from the previous year. CEO MIKA RAUTIAINEN: THE SPRING SEASON WAS PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL ” During the first half of 2018 we have focused on reinforcing customer confidence by diversifying our assortments and through investing in low prices. Solutions made concerning our assortment, pricing and store concept pleased our customers. The improved assortment, especially in the tool, yard and garden areas, received positive feedback. Our spring clothing collection was also liked by the customers. The splendid spring weather also supported spring season demand and sales, but nonetheless it is fair to say that we succeeded particularly well in the spring season and especially May was by all measures exceptionally good. Our second-quarter Like-for-Like revenue grew 7.7% and the total revenue increased by 11.0%. We were also successful in inviting new customers to Tokmanni and the number of customer visits grew by 8.5%. The sales mix, which was more focused on private label seasonal products, clearly had a positive impact on our profitability. I am very proud of the contribution of all Tokmanni employees. It has had a huge impact on customer satisfaction. Seasons are important for Tokmanni and the spring season is, after Christmas, the most important one. This year we succeeded in the spring season very well. However, it is good to note that the spring previous year was very short and thereby comparison numbers weak. Autumn is a smaller season than the spring, whereas Christmas and fourth quarter sales are traditionally the most important for Tokmanni. Our preparations for the Christmas season are already far going and our target is to, once again, delight our customers with an interesting assortment and low prices. Online development and market transformation are changing the competitive landscape and market dynamics. Tokmanni is working daily to enhance its concept, assortment, pricing and customer service. Tokmanni’s business is subject to seasonality and normally a larger part of revenue and the result is accrued during the second half. Our guidance remains unchanged: in 2018, Tokmanni's revenue will grow well based on the revenue from new stores and low single digit Like-for Like revenue growth and our comparable EBITDA% will improve." KEY FIGURES 4-6/20 4-6/20 Change% 1-6/20 1-6/20 Change% 1-12/2 18 17 18 17 017Revenue, MEUR 217.7 196.0 11.0% 391.3 352.6 11.0% 796.5Like-for-like   7.7 -1.9 7.0 -2.7 -1.3revenuedevelopment, %Customer visit 8.5  3.1  7.8  3.4  3.7 development, %Gross profit, MEUR 76.8 65.6 17.0% 131.5 114.3 15.1% 267.1Gross margin, % 35.3 33.5 33.6 32.4 33.5Comparable gross 76.1 66.8 13.9% 130.6 116.0 12.6% 268.1profit, MEURComparable gross 34.9 34.1 33.4 32.9 33.7margin, %Operating expenses -60.2 -55.8 7.9% -114.7 -108.9 5.3% -217.8 Comparable -61.0 -56.0 8.8% -115.6 -107.6 7.5% -217.0operating expensesEBITDA, MEUR 17.5 10.7 64.0% 18.7 7.1 163.8% 53.1EBITDA, % 8.0 5.4 4.8 2.0 6.7Comparable EBITDA, 16.0 11.6 38.2% 16.8 10.1 66.4% 55.0MEURComparable EBITDA, 7.4 5.9 4.3 2.9 6.9%Operating profit 13.9 7.2 93.2% 11.5 -0.1 38.8(EBIT), MEUROperating profit 6.4 3.7 2.9 0.0 4.9margin EBIT, %Comparable EBIT, 12.4 8.1 53.1% 9.6 2.9 226.6% 40.6MEURComparable EBIT, % 5.7 4.1 2.5 0.8 5.1Net financial -1.3 -1.4 -11.1% -2.8 -2.8 -0.4% -5.8items, MEURNet capital 6.2 0.0 7.6 1.5   8.1expenditure, MEURNet debt / 2.7 3.1 2.7 3.1 2.4comparable EBITDA**Net cash from   21.2 18.8 -2.8 -19.1 27.1operatingactivities,MEURReturn on capital 4.4 2.2 3.7 0.0 11.4employed, %Return on capital 15.2  12.0  15.2  12.0  12.0 employed %, rolling12 months Return on equity, % 7.2 3.4 5.0 -1.7 16.0Return on equity %, 24.3  18.3     24.3  18.3     18.3 rolling 12 months Number of   shares, 58 58 58 58 58weighted average 869 869 869 869 869during thefinancial period(thousands)Earnings per   0.17 0.08 0.12 -0.04 0.45share (EUR/share)Personnel at   the 3 724 3 534 3 724 3 534 3 255end of the periodPersonnel on   3 512 3 312 3 336 3 184 3 232average in theperiod ** Rolling 12 months comparable EBITDA MARKET OUTLOOK Finland's economy has developed well during 2018, and consumer confidence has continued to strengthen as the worst unemployment threat has vanished. Unemployment is forecasted to decline this year and continue to decline in the coming years. In 2018, private consumption growth will be boosted by rising employment and earnings levels. The wage increases for 2018 and 2019 have been negotiated by sector and the disposable income of households has increased. As inflation intensifies, the growth in disposable real income will however be more moderate. The Ministry of Finance predicts an inflation of 1.1% for the current year and 1.4% for 2019 measured by the national consumer price index. The impact of the product prices on inflation is expected to remain negative this year.Tokmanni expects the Finnish non-grocery market to grow slightly in 2018, and that specialty stores and online stores will continue to strengthen their position. ANALYST AND PRESS CONFERENCE An analyst and press conference will be held in Finnish today day at 10.00 am EEST at Kasarmikatu 21 B, Helsinki, conference room Pieni Diplomaatti. An audiocast in English will be held at 11.30 am EEST (10.30 CET). The English live audiocast can be accessed via Tokmanni’s website at ir.tokmanni.fi or through the link https://tokmanni.videosync.fi/2018-08-09-q2 On-demand versions of both webcasts will be available at ir.tokmanni.fi later during the same day. The participants can also join a telephone conference that will be arranged in conjunction with the live webcasts. The teleconference in English will start at 11.30 am EEST (10.30 CET). The participants are asked to dial in 5-10 minutes prior to starting time using the Participant Phone Numbers below: SE: +46 8 566 427 02 FI: +358 981 710 495 UK: +44 203 194 05 52 US: +1 855 716 15 97 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Mika Rautianen, CEO, tel:+358 20 728 6061 mika.rautiainen@tokmanni.fi Markku Pirskanen, CFO, tel: +358 20 728 7390 markku.pirskanen@tokmanni.fi Joséphine Mickwitz, Head of IR and Communications, tel. +358 20 728 6535 josephine.mickwitz@tokmanni.fi TOKMANNI IN BRIEF Tokmanni is the largest general discount retailer in Finland measured by number of stores and revenue. In 2017, Tokmanni’s revenue was EUR 796 million and on average it had approximately 3,200 employees. Tokmanni is the only nationwide general discount retailer in Finland, with 175 stores across Finland as at 31 December 2017. Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Key Media

Eltel Group: Interim report January–June 2018

April–June 2018 ·Group net sales decreased 10.4% to EUR 295.5 million (329.8), mainly as a result of divestments and on-going discontinuation of non-core operations, in line with the transformation strategy ·Net sales in the Core business, including segment Power and segment Communication, decreased 3.1% to EUR 293.8 million (303.2). The decrease is mainly explained by divestments of operations in Poland and the Baltics ·Net sales in the Core business adjusted for divested operations and currency effects increased 4.5% ·Discontinuation of non-core operations in Other led to a planned net sales decrease of 90.5% to EUR 2.5 million (26.8), in line with the transformation strategy ·Group operative EBITA* amounted to EUR 2.0 million (-21.0) and Core operative EBITA* EUR 9.7 (5.3) million ·EBIT amounted to EUR 1.6 million (-23.2) ·Net result amounted to EUR 0.2 million (-24.5) ·Earnings per share were EUR 0.00 (-0.23) ·Operative cash flow* was EUR -17.3 million (-10.7) ·Casimir Lindholm was appointed as Eltel’s new President & CEO effective 1 September 2018. He will succeed Håkan Kirstein, who will leave his role after having finalised the first phase of the transformation strategy. Håkan Kirstein will remain in his position as President & CEO until Casimir Lindholm starts ·The Board of Directors has come to the conclusion that it is not commercially justified to initiate a damages claim against the former CEO and Chairman or to pursue actions to recover damages against previous Directors or sellers due to disclosure of information during the company’s initial public offering in 2015 January–June 2018 ·Group net sales decreased 10.4% to EUR 562.2 million (627.6), mainly as a result of divestments and on-going discontinuation of non-core operations, in line with the transformation strategy ·Net sales in the Core business, including segment Power and segment Communication, decreased 4.3% to EUR 551.8 million (576.7). The decrease is mainly explained by divestments of operations in Poland and the Baltics ·Net sales in the Core business adjusted for divested operations and currency effects increased 3.1% ·Discontinuation of non-core operations in Other led to a planned net sales decrease of 76.5% to EUR 12.1 million (51.4), in line with the transformation strategy ·Group operative EBITA* amounted to EUR -5.7 million (-30.7) and Core operative EBITA* EUR 9.5 million (9.5) ·EBIT amounted to EUR -8.8 million (-183.0) ·Net result amounted to EUR -9.3 million (-185.9) ·Earnings per share were EUR -0.06 (-1.76) ·Operative cash flow was EUR -54.9 million (-77.1) ·Decision in January 2018 to implement country-based organisation for segments Power and Communication – expected reduction of cost level approximately EUR 3 million annualised from 2019 Unless otherwise stated, figures in brackets refer to the same period in the preceding year*Please see page 20 for definitions of the key ratios Significant events after the end of the reporting period ·An agreement to divest the Norwegian rail operations was signed. Eltel’s rail operations in the Norwegian market generated net sales of EUR 13.1 million in 2017 and an EBITA of EUR -4.7 million. The transaction price was EUR 1. The expected cash flow effect is EUR -0.7 million, expected to occur in the third quarter of 2018 in connection with the completion of the transaction. ·Following conclusion of the first phase of the transformation strategy Eltel has reached agreement with its banks to revise current facilities and prolong those with one year until 2021 +--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|EUR million  |Apr |Apr |Change,|EUR million  |Jan |Jan |Change, % || |-Jun |-Jun |%  | |-Jun |-Jun | || |2018  |2017  | | |2018  |2017  | |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Net sales  | | | |Net sales  | | | |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Core*  |293.8 |303.2 |-3.1  |Core*  |551.8 |576.7 |-4.3  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Power  |116.0 |118.3 |-1.9  |Power  |211.8 |222.1 |-4.7  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Communication |177.7 |184.9 |-3.9  |Communication |340.0 |354.5 |-4.1  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Other  |2.5  |26.8  |-90.5  |Other  |12.1  |51.4  |-76.5  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Total Group  |295.5 |329.8 |-10.4  |Total Group  |562.2 |627.6 |-10.4  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Operative | | | |Operative | | | ||EBITA**  | | | |EBITA**  | | | |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Core*  |9.7  |5.3  |82.5  |Core*  |9.5  |9.5  |+/-0  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Power  |2.5  |-1.2  |307.0  |Power  |1.2  |-0.7  |276.3  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Communication |7.2  |6.5  |10.9  |Communication |8.3  |10.2  |-18.2  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Other  |-3.1  |-21.7 |85.6  |Other  |-6.8  |-31.8 |78.6  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Items not |-4.5  |-4.6  |1.6  |Items not |-8.3  |-8.4  |1.1  ||allocated  | | | |allocated  | | | |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+|Total Group  |2.0  |-21.0 |109.3  |Total Group  |-5.7  |-30.7 |81.5  |+--------------+------+------+-------+--------------+------+------+----------+ * Core includes segments Power and Communication **Please see page 20 for definitions of the key ratios Comments by the CEO Positive progress in Core business In the second quarter, we started to see signs of a turnaround in our Core business, partly as a result of the change process we executed, and partly as a result of production being high after a harsh winter. Adjusted for divested operations and currency effects, net sales increased by 4.5% in the second quarter, and by 3.1% in the first half-year, in year-on-year terms. At the same time, the operative EBITA of the Core business was up by EUR 4.4 million to EUR 9.7 million in the second quarter, while it for the first half-year was in line with previous year, amounting to EUR 9.5 million. Operative EBITA for the Group overall also improved, from EUR -21.0 million in the second quarter of the previous year, to EUR 2.0 million in the second quarter 2018, and from EUR -30.7 million to EUR -5.7 million in the first half-year 2018. This progress confirms that step by step, operations are heading in the right direction, even if in terms of achieving Eltel’s intended profitability, the work has just begun. Segment Power increased net sales in the second quarter, and for the whole period, adjusted for the sold operations in the Baltics and currency effects. Net sales were negatively impacted by ramp-down of some old contracts in Sweden, lower sales in Finland as an effect of changed project mix and some delayed projects. However, Smart Grids made very positive progress again in the second quarter, with a significant increase in sales with high profitability. Operative EBITA was positive, and up on the previous year, both in the second quarter and for the period. The market conditions for Power remain robust, with good potential for healthy growth and profitability as old, unprofitable projects are finalised. Segment Communication also increased net sales in the second quarter and the first six months of the year, adjusted for the sold operations in Poland and currency effects. Overall, good sales performance in Sweden, Finland and Denmark compensated for the project delays we experienced in Norway resulting from earlier, extreme weather conditions in the winter. Operative EBITA was higher than in the second quarter of the previous year, but somewhat lower for the whole period due to the adverse weather conditions in the first quarter. Work on increasing efficiency through improved resource planning, monitoring and new IT tools remain in focus for the segment. We signed an agreement to divest the loss-making rail operations in Norway after the end of the period. This sale means that all non-core businesses intended to be sold now have been sold in accordance with the strategic direction we decided on in spring 2017. Now that the first phase of our transformation process is complete, our focus is on continuing to develop with full force our Core business. A long-term strategy to ensure sustainable growth and profitability will be presented during the fall. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues in the Group, who for the past year and a half, have been working hard to execute the rapid transformation of Eltel, which we launched a short time after I became CEO in fall 2016. Eltel is now a more stable company and is in a good position to successfully develop well going forward. Håkan Kirstein, President & CEO For further information, please contact: Håkan Kirstein, CEOtel. +46 72 23 06 944, hakan.kirstein@eltelnetworks.se Petter Traaholt, CFOtel. +46 72 59 54 749, petter.traaholt@eltelnetworks.se Eltel AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the above contacts, on 9 August 2018 at 08:00 a.m. CET. About EltelEltel is a leading Northern European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks – Infranets – in the segments of Power, Communication and Other, with operations throughout the Nordics, Poland and Germany. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a growing customer base of large network owners. In 2017, Eltel’s net sales amounted to EUR 1.3 billion. The current number of employees is approximately 7,600. Since 2015, Eltel AB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Polygon AB (publ) - Interim report 1 January - 30 June 2018

SECOND QUARTER 2018 · Sales grew 25.9% to EUR 147.1 million. Adjusted organic growth was strong at 9.9%, with Continental Europe reporting impressive growth of 14.5%. Recent acquisitions, completed in late 2017 and early 2018 contributed EUR 19.8 million in sales, corresponding to a growth of 17.0%. The stronger euro had a negative impact of 1.0%. Order intake in the quarter was up 50% on last year. · Adjusted EBITA amounted to EUR 9.0 million (6.3), up 42.5%. Continental Europe and Nordics & UK posted improved earnings while North America reported decreased earnings due to weak performance in Canada Nordics & UK posted positive earnings of EUR 1.6 million (0.0) due to recent acquisitions. · EBITA amounted to EUR 8.4 million (5.4). Items affecting comparability were recognized in a net amount of EUR 0.6 million (0.9) during the quarter. · Polygon Sweden acquired the assets and liabilities of Caliber Sanering Sverige AB in order to enter into the fire damage restoration market (FDR). JANUARY - JUNE 2018 · Sales growth for the period was 19.8% and amounted to EUR 295.3 million. Adjusted organic growth was 7.3% and acquisitions contributed growth of 13.8%. Currency rates had a negative effect of 1.3%. · Adjusted EBITA amounted to EUR 18.7 million (14.9), up 26%. Continental Europe and Nordics & UK improved earnings while North America was in line with last year. Earnings for Nordics & UK improved over 100% due to recent acquisitions. · EBITA amounted to EUR 16.8 million (13.9). Items affecting comparability were recognized in a net amount of EUR 2.0 million (1.0). · Cash flow from operating activities totalled negative EUR 2.5 million, compared with positive EUR 8.3 million last year due to increased level of working capital. The liquidity buffer amounted to EUR 58.9 million (Dec 2017: 60.9). · During the first half year, Polygon completed the acquisitions of Dansk Bygningskontrol (Denmark), Von Der Lieck (Germany), Metodia AB (Sweden, asset deal), Caliber Sanering Sverige AB (Sweden, asset deal), minority shares both in Caption Data (UK) and in four Norwegian franchisees. After the closing date, Polygon Norway acquired the remaining 80% of the shares in their franchise partners in Drammen and Kongsberg (sales EUR 3.5 million).

Evolution to power Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Live Casino

The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, situated on the iconic Boardwalk, has undergone a $500 million complete transformation and opened on June 28. The new property’s online Live Casino service will go live in summer 2018 with a comprehensive line-up of Evolution live tables. These will include American (Double Zero) Roulette, Blackjack with side bets and Bet Behind, Baccarat, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, plus automated Slingshot Roulette. Players will be able to enjoy all of these live games, which are proven in Evolution’s European markets, on desktop, tablet or smartphone. In addition, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will launch three dedicated Evolution Live Blackjack tables that will be exclusive to their own players and will also host an Evolution Dual Play Roulette table on their main gaming floor. The Dual Play Roulette table will also be made available to Evolution’s European network of operators, allowing their players to place their bets at this Hard Rock table, alongside on-premise players. “As well as building Atlantic City’s premier destination casino, we want Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to be the number one online destination for New Jersey players,” said Lee Terfloth, Director of Product, iGaming, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. “Evolution is the ideal partner to help us achieve that. They have a proven track record in multiple European markets that they are the Live Casino leaders.” James Stern, Evolution’s Director of Business Development & Land-based Sales, commented: “We are very proud to be working with Hard Rock as one of our US licensees. As part of the fantastic mix of Hard Rock Live Casino services that will be offered to players in New Jersey, we are especially excited by the potential of the Evolution Dual Play Roulette table that will be located on the new casino’s main gaming floor. By allowing remote online players to play alongside on-premise players at the same gaming floor table, Dual Play will give remote players a taste of what will be a unique Hard Rock experience.” He added, “In a very competitive market where the power of the brand is so important, Dual Play — alongside all the other world-class Live Casino games to be offered to the Hard Rock’s online players — will play an important role in drawing players to this exciting new Hard Rock property.”

Immunovia`s blood-based IMMray™ biomarker array provides highly accurate diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer in a new collaborative study

The study included 100 serum samples - 50 NSCLC and 50 controls - and was performed to assess the technical performance of the IMMray™ platform in lung cancer. As a consequence of the encouraging high diagnostic accuracy of 95% obtained with IMMray™ during this project, the parties now plan for continued collaboration by adding larger studies to confirm these preliminary findings. “Since IMMray™ has previously demonstrated similar high (98%) accuracy in detecting pancreatic cancer, the results from this study strengthen our belief that IMMray™ has the potential to become a standard common platform for cancer diagnosis based on blood samples, and we are very much looking forward to the next steps of this collaboration”, CEO Mats Grahn said in a statement. For more information, please contact: Mats Grahn Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Immunovia Tel.: +46-70-5320230 Email: mats.grahn@immunovia.com 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. (Source: www.immunovia.com) Immunovia’s shares (IMMNOV) are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.immunovia.com.

Anders Martin-Löf has been appointed as the new CFO of Oncopeptides

CFO Birgitta Ståhl has decided to step down as the CFO as the Company expands the organization in Europe and the US, following a successful preparation and execution of Oncopeptides’ IPO. She will continue to work in the Company. Anders has extensive life science experience in financial, strategic and commercial positions in both public and private entities. The last decade he has been the CFO of Raysearch and Wilson Therapeutics. During this period Raysearch developed a global commercial footprint and Wilson Therapeutics went public on Nasdaq OMX and later acquired by Alexion. Anders brings broad knowledge from companies with international presence and his experience will be important to further develop the Oncopeptides organization. CEO comments“We are looking forward to Anders joining Oncopeptides and its management team. He will have an important operational and strategic role in the company given our agenda as a company” said Jakob Lindberg, CEO of Oncopeptides. For further information, please contact:Jakob Lindberg, CEO of OncopeptidesE-mail: jakob.lindberg@oncopeptides.seTelephone: +46 (0)8 615 20 40 Rein Piir, Head of Investor Relations at OncopeptidesE-mail: rein.piir@oncopeptides.se Cell phone: +46 (0)70 853 72 92 The information in the press release is information that Oncopeptides is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person above, on August 9, 2018 at 08.30 (CET). About OncopeptidesOncopeptides is a research and development stage pharmaceutical company developing drugs for the treatment of cancer. The company focus on the development of the lead product candidate Ygalo®, an innovative, Peptidase Enhanced Cytotoxic (PEnCs). Ygalo® is intended as an effective treatment of hematological cancers, and in particular multiple myeloma. The current clinical study program is intended to demonstrate better results from ­treatment with Ygalo® compared with established alternative drugs for patients with late-stage multiple myeloma. Ygalo® will potentially provide physicians with a new treatment option for patients suffering from this serious disease. Visit www.oncopeptides.se for more information.

Etteplan and Valmet launch cooperation in Poland

Etteplan and Valmet have agreed on cooperation in Poland. Under the agreement, Etteplan will establish a unit in Poland that will focus especially on mechanical engineering, initially primarily to serve Valmet’s needs. The unit will serve Valmet in Poland but also in other Central European countries. The agreement is a continuation of the companies’ long-term and in-depth collaboration in several other market areas. Etteplan already has units focusing on embedded systems and IoT, as well as on technical documentation in Poland. “Poland and its surrounding areas are important markets, especially for Valmet’s services operations. Central Europe is home to a high number of paper machines that will need different types of upgrades in the near future. It’s great to be able to work with Etteplan in this geographical area, too. They know our machines and how we operate, and our cooperation has always gone smoothly,” says Engineering Manager Anssi Tuuri at Valmet’s SER MIL Office in Gliwice, Poland. “This agreement with Valmet is an important one for us, as it marks the start of our engineering services offering in Poland. Demand especially for mechanical engineering is high in Poland and its surrounding areas, but our customer base is also interested in electrical and automation engineering. The establishment of a unit focusing on engineering services is a continuation of our expansion in the Polish market. Last year we established a technical documentation team and opened up a new office in Poznań,” says Etteplan’s Riku Riikonen, Senior Vice President, Engineering services. “Our aim is to extend our entire service offering to all our current markets”, he continues. Etteplan’s customer base in Poland also includes several customers that operate in Central European countries, especially in relation to software development and IoT. In 2017, Etteplan expanded is operations in Poland from Wroclaw to Poznan in order to serve the local customer base and to receive recruitment support especially in the area of IoT. In Poland Etteplan has both Polish and international customers, such as ABB, Nokia, Viessmann and Diehl. Etteplan currently has roughly 100 employees and, with subcontractors included, a total staff of approximately 150 in Poland.

OMNICAR signs contract with a large authorised Ford, Mazda, Suzuki and Hyundai car dealer and workshop in Denmark

Today, we are proud to announce that Per B. Christensen & co a-s has signed a contract with Omnicar. Per B. Christensen & co a-s is a large authorised Ford, Mazda, Suzuki and Hyundai car dealer and workshop in Denmark. As part of the agreement, Omnicar’s SAM solution will include Per B. Christensen & co a.s’s current portfolio of service contracts, which makes this deal with Per B. Christensen & co a-s an important milestone for Omnicar. The contract involves a monthly target of new service contracts Per B. Christensen & co a-s has to sign. Claus T. Hansen, Group CEO of Omnicar Holding, says “In the first six months of 2018, we have focused on building a nationwide infrastructure of workshops in Denmark using Omnicar SAM, and we have almost achieved full market coverage. A significant part of our business model is the revenue we get from our accumulated service contract portfolios from our dealers and workshops, and signing up dealers with a significant existing portfolio of service contracts will fast-track our long-term objectives. When the largest dealers decide to use Omnicar, it shows once again we are on track to becoming a must for workshops and dealers." About Per B. Christensen & co a-sPer B. Christensen & co a-s is an authorised Ford, Mazda, Suzuki and Hyundai car dealer, workshop and collision centre in Silkeborg, Denmark. Per B. is with you all the way, whether you are in the market to buy a new car, a used car, a company car, a wholesale car, a commercial car, a delivery van or to lease a car. At Per B. you will find all you need and we are the preferred choice among car dealers in Silkeborg. Moreover, Per B. Christensen & co a-s has been awarded “Best Ford workshop in Denmark” several years in a row, and we have for a number of years been awarded Suzuki’s “Certificate of Excellence” for providing the most extraordinary customer service. Contact InformationFor more information about Omnicar Holding AB, please contact Claus T. Hansen, CEOE-mail: cth@omnicar.dkTelephone: + 41 79 854 47 69http://www.omnicar.com/ About Omnicar   The IT company OmniCar has developed a unique software solution called SAM (Service Agreement Manager) for vehicle repair shops and car dealers. SAM is a digital tool that is designed to automatically manage future sales and service agreements. SAM helps vehicle repair shops and car dealers to manage and sell far more service contracts than before, using customised additional services and subscription-based services that follow each car throughout its lifecycle. 

SAS traffic figures - July 2018

Market and Capacity Development The capacity growth in the Scandinavian market has accelerated during the spring and summer of 2018. The higher capacity growth is expected to continue during the remainder of 2018. In line with the very high demand for leisure travel during the summer holiday season, SAS, as well as increasing capacity overall, shifted its capacity toward more leisure oriented routes in July. This resulted in higher traffic volumes on leisure oriented routes to/from southern Europe and had a positive effect on the yield and PASK.SAS development during Q3, FY18 The traffic development during Q3 FY18 has been in line with SAS’s expectations and guidance. However, the yield/PASK development has been better than anticipated. Due to operational challenges, SAS has cancelled more flights during the quarter than normal, which will lead to higher irregularity costs. At the same time, the USD has continued to stay at a high level, which will affect SAS operating expenditure negatively.  Scheduled Traffic Development In July the number of passengers increased by 2.2% vs. last year. SAS increased the scheduled capacity by 3.0% and the traffic increased by 1.9% vs. last year, resulting in a 0.9 p.p. decrease in the load factor.   The capacity on SAS’s intercontinental routes was reduced by 3.5% vs. last year, as one aircraft has been phased out of traffic. Despite this, the traffic only decreased by 1.1% vs. last year. The development continued to be particularly positive on the routes to/from the United States. The traffic on SAS’s European/Intrascandinavian routes increased by 4.0% vs. last year. The growth was strongest on the European routes to/from Sweden and Norway. The traffic on SAS’s domestic routes increased by 0.8%, while the capacity was up 1.3%. The development was positive on the Norwegian and Swedish domestic routes, while the volumes decreased within Denmark due to lower capacity.

Invitation to Immunovia’s telephone conference on Thursday, the 9th of August, 2018 at 15:00 (CET)

Date: August 9, 2018Time: 15:00 (CET) Participant dial in numbersSE: +46856642662BE: +3224040635CH: +41225675548DE: +4969222229046DK: +4582333178FR: +33170750712NE: +31207168416NO: +4723500254UK: +442030089803US: +16465025116 For questions as well as for timing of interviews:ir@immunovia.com On the Immunova website under Investors/Audio Gallery there will be an MP3 file for those who want to listen to the conference call later, the file is available within two hours of the end of the conference call. For more information, please contact:  Mats Grahn Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Immunovia Tel.: +46-70-5320230 Email: mats.grahn@immunovia.com 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. (Source: www.immunovia.com) Immunovia’s shares (IMMNOV) are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.immunovia.com.

Glaston Half-Year Financial Report 1 January – 30 June 2018: Machines business order book growing

This release is a summary of Glaston Corporation's half year financial report January-June 2018. The complete report is attached to this release as a pdf-file. The stock exchange release is also available on the company's website at the address www.glaston.net.Glaston has applied the new revenue recognition standard IFRS 15 fully retrospectively from 1 January 2018, and therefore the half-year report 1 January – 30 June 2018 is reported in accordance with the new standard for 2018 actual data and 2017 comparison data.  APRIL–JUNE 2018 ·  Orders received totalled EUR 25.4 (26.6) million. ·  Net sales totalled EUR 25.6 (28.9) million. ·  Comparable EBITDA was EUR 1.6 (2.2) million, i.e. EUR 6.1 (7.7)% of net sales. ·  The operating profit was EUR 0.8 (1.3) million, i.e. 3.1 (4.5)% of net sales.  ·  The comparable operating profit was EUR 0.8 (1.5) million, i.e. EUR 3.1 (5.1)% of net sales.  JANUARY–JUNE 2018 ·  Orders received totalled EUR 52.0 (48.1) million. ·  The order book was EUR 37.3 (36.1) million at the end of June. ·  Net sales totalled EUR 50.3 (55.5) million. ·  Comparable EBITDA was EUR 3.3 (4.1) million, i.e. EUR 6.6 (7.3)% of net sales.  ·  The operating profit was EUR 1.6 (2.4) million, i.e. 3.2 (4.3)% of net sales.  ·  The comparable operating profit was EUR 1.8 (2.6) million, i.e. EUR 3.6 (4.6)% of net sales.  ·  Return on capital employed (ROCE) was 6.5 (9.5)%. ·  Earnings per share were EUR 0.004 (0.008). ·  Net interest-bearing debt amounted to EUR 8.2 (5.9) million.  OUTLOOKGlaston’s outlook has remained unchanged. We expect the full-year comparable operating profit to improve from 2017. (Full-year 2017 comparable operating profit was EUR 5.0 million according to the new revenue recognition standard IFRS 15).  PRESIDENT & CEO ARTO METSÄNEN:“In the second quarter, the order intake of Glaston’s Machines business developed positively. Orders grew by 9% compared with corresponding period of the previous year. Glaston’s order intake overall, however, was 4% below the previous year’s level, because Services business orders in particular were weakened by the removal from orders of the USA and Canada pre-processing business, sold in spring 2017.  Second-quarter net sales fell 12% and operating profit was down on the corresponding period of the previous year. A smaller number of projects, a lower margin in the Machines business and last year’s sale of the pre-processing business contributed to this.  The Emerging Technologies unit has a key role in building Glaston’s growth. The Heliotrope project, which is developing the unit’s smart glass production, proceeded according to plan, and a prototype line is in test production. We currently estimate that, with the project advancing on schedule, the first pilot line will be ordered in spring 2019. Many other Emerging Technologies projects also progressed favourably.  Smart glass is the most strongly growing processed glass market. In the coming years, the market is expected to grow by around 15% per year. The quality targets of Heliotrope smart glass have been set high, but the price of the glass will be significantly lower than that of products currently on the market. The market potential is therefore considerable. Glaston has the exclusive right to supply Heliotrope production lines globally.   In the autumn, two major trade fairs will be held: GlassBuild America, in the USA in September, and our industry’s main event Glasstec, in Germany in October. At these events, we will gain a good understanding of market activity and customers’ willingness to invest. Our trade fair concept reflects our operational priorities and our focus on digitalisation. For example, in daily live streamings from Finland to Germany we will present the concrete opportunities and benefits of the new FC flat tempering series’ as well as the iLook quality measurement system’s new digital solutions and machine intelligence in tempering and maintenance services. We will also present the new solutions of the ProL laminating line using augmented reality techniques.”  KEY FIGURES restated restated KEY FIGURES  30.6.2018  30.6.2017  31.12.2017 Order book, EUR million 37.3 36.1 34.1Orders received, EUR 52.0 48.1 103.7millionNet sales, EUR million 50.3 55.5 109.7EBITDA, comparable, EUR 3.3 4.1 8.0millionEBITDA, comparable, as % of 6.6 7.3 7.3net salesOperating result (EBIT), 1.8 2.6 5.0comparable, EUR millionOperating result (EBIT), 3.6 4.6 4.6comparable, as % of netsalesProfit / loss for the 0.8 1.5 2.6period, EUR millionEarnings per share, EUR 0.004 0.008 0.014Net cash flow from -4.6 -6.0 0.1operating activitiesReturn on capital employed, 6.5 9.5 9.2%, annualizedGross capital expenditure, 0.9 1.0 2.3EUR millionEquity ratio, % 46.8 45.4 44.7Gearing, % 39.0 38.2 35.7 OPERATING ENVIRONMENTIn the second quarter, the glass processing market was reasonably active. In the EMEA area, demand for machines remained high. The subdued development in North America over the last few quarters took a positive turn in the latter part of the reporting period. In the Asia market area, activity was on a lower level than the first quarter.MACHINESThe Machines business market was fairly lively in April–June. Particularly in the EMEA area, demand continued to be strong. The most positive development was in Central and Eastern Europe. In Turkey, the devaluation of the lira caused instability, and investment decisions were postponed. In the North American market, demand picked up significantly towards the end of the second quarter, while in the South American market demand remained subdued. Despite the good market activity in the USA and Canada, customers’ decision-making was still slow. In Asia, the market remained reasonably active, but the positive market mood showed slight signs of cooling.  In the reporting period, there were a few significant openings in new products, for example the sale to the USA of a CBRC flat tempering line, launched for the RC product range. The machine’s CB (Continuous Batch) concept is one example of Glaston’s technology leadership, and the machine can be flexibly used in continuous and batch mode operations.  NEW TECHNOLOGIESEmerging glass technologies and value-adding glass products, such as smart glass, are making a strong entry into the market. To identify new business opportunities, Glaston established the Emerging Technologies unit at the beginning of 2017. The unit offers planning and consulting in the field of emerging glass technologies. The nanotechnology company Heliotrope Technologies is developing a new smart glass technology for the market, and Glaston’s role in the project is production line developer. In the second quarter, the Heliotrope prototype line was in test production, and the line operated in accordance with expectations. In the reporting period, the tests focused particularly on the durability and ageing characteristics of the glass. In addition, testings of larger glass sizes were launched. The goal is for testings of the maximum glass size to take place in the final quarter of this year at the latest. The development of an electrolyte material has progressed well, and in tests the smart glass has met the targets set for it to date. The design of the pilot line advanced to the decision stage, and supplier reviews and offer requests for it were initiated. Glaston has the exclusive right to sell Heliotrope glass production lines globally. If the final phase of the Heliotrope project is implemented on schedule, the first line will be ordered in spring 2019. Heliotrope lines include Glaston’s and external manufacturers’ equipment. The total price of the lines is significantly higher than Glaston’s present deliveries, and the project size may be EUR 10–20 million.  In the reporting period, negotiations continued on new special projects for the automotive, solar energy and aviation industries. SERVICESIn the second quarter, the Services business market continued to be relatively calm. North America was the strongest of the sales areas.In April–June, demand for upgrade products was on a lower level than in the excellent first quarter, the exception being North America, where demand for upgrades continued to be good. A large flat tempering machine modernisation package was sold to the USA, including a new heating chamber and an iLooK online quality measurement system. Spare parts sales grew from the first quarter’s low level. Field service also grew compared with the first quarter. This positive development will be supported by increasing maintenance personnel resources. The tools market remained challenging, even though North America saw a change for the better in June.  Demand for the ProL-zone laminating line upgrade product continued to be good. The product is also sold for laminating lines other than Glaston’s. In the reporting period, the upgrade product was sold to Poland and the UK, and in these the installation will be made in another manufacturer’s product. The introduction of digital maintenance services advanced, and the need for automation upgrades is rising.OUTLOOK UNCHANGEDIn the first half 2018, activity in the glass processing market was good. Glaston’s order intake in the early part of the year exceeded the previous year’s level, and the positive market development is expected to continue. The strong growth expectations for the world economy support this view. Customers continue to take time over their investment decisions, which may cause delays in orders and fluctuations in quarterly order intake. The order intake in the early part of the year and the positive market development create good conditions for profitable growth in 2018. Due to the weighting of the order intake forecast towards the second half of the year, the operating profit for the final quarter of the year is expected to be significantly better than the other quarters. We expect the full-year comparable operating profit to improve from 2017. (Full-year 2017 comparable operating profit was EUR 5.0 million according to the new revenue recognition standard IFRS 15). PRESS MEETINGAn analyst and press conference is organized at Glaston's office on Lönnrotinkatu 11, Helsinki, on 9 August 2018 at 15.00 p.m.For further information, please contact:President & CEO Arto Metsänen, tel. +358 10 500 6100Chief Financial Officer Päivi Lindqvist, tel. +358 10 500 500 Sender:Glaston CorporationCorporate CommunicationsAgneta SelroosTel. 010 500 6105 Glaston CorporationGlaston is a frontrunner in glass processing technologies and services. We respond globally to the most demanding glass processing needs of the architectural, solar, appliance and automotive industries. Additionally, we utilize emerging technologies that integrate intelligence and sustainability to glass. We are committed to providing our clients with both the best know-how and the latest technologies in glass processing. Glaston’s shares (GLA1V) are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd. Further information is available at www.glaston.net Distribution: NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd, key media, www.glaston.net

NURMINEN LOGISTICS PLC’S HALF YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT 1 JANUARY - 30 JUNE 2018

Nurminen Logistics Plc                                Half Year Financial Report 9 August 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Net sales increased but operating result declined – the year’s outlook remains unchanged: it is expected that comparable net sales and comparable operating result will improve from the level of 2017 NURMINEN LOGISTICS KEY FIGURES 1 JANUARY - 30 JUNE 2018 · Net sales were EUR 40.6 million (1–6/2017: EUR 33.1 million). · Comparable net sales were EUR 40.7 million (EUR 33.0 million). · Reported operating result was EUR 0.6 million (EUR 1.1 million). · Comparable operating result was EUR 0.6 million (EUR 1.1 million). · Operating margin was 1.5% (3.5%). · Comparable operating margin was 1.4% (3.4%). ·  Net operating result EUR -0.3 million (EUR 0.2 million). ·  Comparable net operating result EUR -0.3 million (EUR 0.2 million). · Earnings per share: EUR -0.01 (EUR 0.01). MARKO TUUNAINEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO:   “The net sales in the first half of 2018 went up by 22.6% compared to the corresponding period in 2017. Operating result for the review period was positive, although it weakened significantly to EUR 595 thousand (1,147) due to the delay in the start-up of new business projects. The profit performance of forwarding services was good despite the fact that changes to fees collected by the Customs had a negative impact on the net sales of forwarding services, thereby decreasing profitability. The implementation of new information systems also affected profitability of forwarding services in the beginning of the year. In the future, the new systems will boost new business and improve profitability. There has been great demand for terminal services in chemical logistics, break-bulk cargo imports and project services as well as for the related added value services. The profitability of the Vuosaari terminal decreased due to the terminal’s client contracts being transferred into the next review period. Profitability for the company’s other terminals improved and usage rates saw positive development. As a whole, terminal services' net sales and profitability declined from the comparison period. Demand for Finnish railway transport services grew considerably after several review periods with weaker figures. Growth was supported first and foremost by container transport from Finland to China as well as by the commencement of export deliveries within the project business. Projects will also continue to increase demand for railway transport services over the second half of the year. Operating result for the Baltic companies was once again good, and this positive development is expected to continue into the end of the year. The weakening of the company's Russian business result did not have a significant impact on the Group's result. Cash flow from operating activities was negative over the period under review due to changes in working capital. The change in working capital was due to the decrease in the use of customs securities by customers at the turn of the year (change in the collection of VAT by the Customs as of 1 January 2018) and investments in the business development. The operative cash flow for July-December is expected to be positive. Improvement is expected for the remainder of the year. It is predicted that the reported and comparable operating result for the second half of the year will improve from the first half of the year. The expectation of improved profit in July-December is supported by the development of customer portfolio in Vuosaari and the new railway connection between Finland and China, operating from the Vuosaari terminal. The company will commence regular container train transport from the port of Helsinki to China within the final quarter of the year. Transport services will run on tracks owned by Finnish, Russian, Kazakhstani and Chinese railway operators. The company will publish information on train timetables and destinations during the third quarter of the year. There is a clear demand for this service within the export and import industries in Finland and Northern Europe.  Nurminen Logistics is currently looking into the option of increasing terminal capacity in terms of standard industry products, for which the Vuosaari port has a clear demand but a limited supply of services. Through added terminal capacity, the aim is to expand the company’s customer and service portfolios, and through appropriate freight handling investments, improved profitability is expected.  The Finnish railway industry is undergoing dramatic changes after the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced that VR is to be detach parts from VR’s operation into separate companies. Not all details of this plan are ironed out as of yet, and therefore many questions and uncertainties remain in terms of the nature of the future market. The company will continue to prepare for the utilization of the equipment that will be possibly separated from the VR.” MARKET SITUATION IN THE REVIEW PERIOD Wide-scale economic growth in Finland continued, and the growth is predicted to carry on into the coming years. The growth is supported primarily by the positive development of the most significant export markets and improvements in cost competitiveness in Finland. The company managed to maintain a strong market position in break-bulk cargo import forwarding and service demand remained high in the company's key segment of forest industry and engineering industry products. The company is well positioned right at the heart of Finland’s import and export traffic through Finland’s leading ports and border crossing points. The economies of the Baltic countries saw continued growth, and the demand for services in the Baltic countries remained strong. The Russian economy also experienced growth with the positive development carrying over from 2017. This positive trend in the global economy is expected to carry on into 2018.  NET SALES AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 1 JANUARY – 30 JUNE 2018  +----------------+--------+--------+-------------------+-------------------+|EUR 1,000 |1–6/2018|1–6/2017|1–6/2018 comparable|1–6/2017 comparable|+----------------+--------+--------+-------------------+-------------------+|Net sales | 40,629| 33,131| 40,715| 33,038|+----------------+--------+--------+-------------------+-------------------+|Operating result| 595| 1,147| 585| 1,135|+----------------+--------+--------+-------------------+-------------------+ Net sales for the first half of 2018 amounted to EUR 44.6 million (1–6/2017: 33.1 million), which represents an increase of 22.6% compared to the corresponding period in 2017. The operating result for the review period decreased by 48.1% to EUR 595 (1,147) thousand.  Comparable net sales amounted to EUR 40.7 (33.0) million, which represents a year-on-year increase of 23.2%. The comparable operating result for the review period decreased by 48.4% to EUR 585 (1,135) thousand.  The comparable result includes net sales adjustments of EUR +86 (-93) thousand and adjustments for exchange rate effects of EUR -10 (-12) thousand. The adjustments to net sales in the review period consist of a reduction in the net sales of the Russian subsidiary due to the depreciation of the rouble from the exchange rate comparison period (2015).  Business review The profit performance of forwarding services was good despite the fact that net sales and profitability of forwarding services decreased compared to the corresponding period in 2017. Streamlined activities and new services maintained good profit performance for forwarding services. Demand for import, export and added value services remained high, but changes to fees collected by the Customs had a negative impact on profitability. Net sales for terminal services went down and profitability fell short during the review period from the comparison period. Demand for break-bulk cargo imports, chemical logistics and project services as well as the related value added services went up from the comparison period. The actions initiated by the company to improve the profitability of the Vuosaari terminal and the customer portfolio are still under way and will be reflected in improved profitability in the second half of the year. Usage rate and profitability of the company’s other terminals saw positive development. Increased demand of Finnish railway logistics services improved profitability. Net sales and profitability clearly increased compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. The growth of railway services resulted in particular from container transport between Finland and China as well as from the increased export volume for project transport. Chemical transport volumes remained stable.   Net sales and profitability for the Russian company decreased during the review period. The circulation of company-owned railway cars and business activities remained at the same level as during the comparison period, but the company did not manage to obtain rental cars from the market to operate due to increased demand and high rental fees.   Net sales for the Baltic companies clearly increased and the results of business activities remained excellent. Economy in the Baltics has continued to grow, and the economic outlook remains encouraging.  OUTLOOK Nurminen Logistics believes that the positive trend in the economy and markets will continue into the end of 2018. Nurminen Logistics expects that its comparable net sales and comparable operating result will improve from the level of 2017. SHORT-TERM RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES Increased uncertainty in geopolitics and world trade pose the greatest risks for development. Company’s new strategic projects being postponed further may have a negative impact to the 2018 result. FINANCIAL POSITION AND BALANCE SHEET  The company’s cash flow from operations was EUR -785 thousand. Cash flow from investments was EUR -711 thousand. Cash flow from financing activities amounted to EUR -868 thousand. Cash flow from operating activities was negative over the period under review due to changes in working capital. The change in working capital was due to the decrease in the use of customs deposits by customers at the turn of the year (change in the collection of VAT by the Customs as of 1 January 2018) and investments in business development projects. At the end of the review period, cash and cash equivalents amounted to EUR 5,452 thousand. The company’s management estimates that the operating cash flow generated by the company covers the current business needs and current liabilities for the next 12 months. The company's balance sheet and financial position remained at a stable level. The company has no bank loans at the present time. The company’s current interest-bearing liabilities (EUR 1.5 million) comprise financial leasing debt of EUR 0.5 million and factoring debt of EUR 1.0 million. The company’s non-current interest-bearing liabilities decreased to EUR 17.6 million. 3.7 million of the company’s non-current interest bearing liabilities are due in October 2019. 13.5 million of the non-current interest bearing liabilities will arrive at maturity in more than five years. The company has also a EUR 1.5 million hybrid bond counted as equity. The Group’s interest-bearing debt totalled EUR 19.1 million and net interest-bearing debt amounted to EUR 13.7 million.  The balance sheet total was EUR 43.0 million, and the equity ratio was 30.4 %. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE The Group’s gross capital expenditure during the review period amounted to EUR 0.6 (0.6) million, accounting for 1.4% of net sales. Depreciation totalled EUR 0.9 (0.9) million, or 2.2% (2.7%) of net sales. GROUP STRUCTURE There were no changes in the group structure of Nurminen Logistics Plc.  The Group comprises the parent company, Nurminen Logistics Plc, as well as the following subsidiaries and associated companies, owned directly or indirectly by the parent (ownership, %): RW Logistics Oy (100%), Nurminen Logistics Services Oy (100%), NR Rail Oy (51%), Nurminen Maritime Latvia SIA (51%), Pelkolan Terminaali Oy (20%), OOO Nurminen Logistics (100%), ZAO Terminal Rubesh (100%), UAB Nurminen Maritime (51%), Nurminen Maritime Eesti AS (51%) and Team Lines Latvia SIA (23%). PERSONNEL At the end of the review period the Group’s number of personnel stood at 199 (198), compared to 182 on 31 December 2017. The number of employees working abroad was 46. SHARES AND SHAREHOLDERS The trading volume of Nurminen Logistics Plc’s shares was 2,577,859 during the period from 1 January to 30 June 2018, representing 5.8% of the total number of shares. The value of the turnover was EUR 1,443,346. The lowest price during the review period was EUR 0.46 per share and the highest EUR 0.63 per share. The closing price for the period was EUR 0.47 per share and the market value of the entire share capital was EUR 20,799,462 at the end of the period.  At the end of the review period the company had 1,221 shareholders. On 30 June 2018, the company held 144,426 of its own shares, corresponding to 0.33% of votes. DECISIONS MADE BY THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS Nurminen Logistics Plc's Annual General Meeting held on 11 April 2018 passed the following decisions: Adoption of the annual accounts and resolution on the discharge from liability The General Meeting adopted the annual accounts, including the consolidated annual accounts for the financial year 1 January 2017 − 31 December 2017 and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability. Payment of dividend The General Meeting approved the Board’s proposal that no dividend shall be paid for the financial year 1 January 2017 − 31 December 2017. Composition and remuneration of the Board of Directors The General Meeting resolved that the Board of Directors is composed of six members. The General Meeting re-elected the following members to the Board of Directors: Olli Pohjanvirta, Juha Nurminen, Jukka Nurminen and Alexey Grom and elected Irmeli Rytkönen and Kari Savolainen new members of the Board of Directors. The General Meeting resolved that for the members of the Board elected at the General Meeting for the term expiring at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2019, the remuneration is paid as follows: annual remuneration of EUR 40,000 for the Chairman and EUR 20,000 for the other members of the Board. In addition, a meeting fee of EUR 1,000 per meeting for the Board and Board Committee meetings is be paid for each member of the Board living in Finland and EUR 1,500 per meeting for a member of the Board living outside Finland. Of the annual remuneration, 50 per cent will be paid in Nurminen Logistics Plc’s shares and the rest in cash. A member of the Board of Directors may not dispose shares received as annual remuneration before a period of three years has elapsed from receiving shares. In addition, the Chairman of the Board will be paid a remuneration of EUR 7,500 per month as well as a car benefit with a maximum value of EUR 1,600 per month and telephone benefit. Authorising the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of options and other special rights entitling to shares Annual General Meeting authorised the Board to decide on issuance of shares and/or special rights entitling to shares pursuant to Chapter 10, Section 1 of the Finnish Companies Act. Based on the authorisation, the Board of Directors is entitled to issue or assign, either by one or several resolutions, shares and/or special rights up to a maximum equivalent of 20,000,000 new shares so that aforesaid shares and/or special rights could be used, e.g., for financing of company and business acquisitions or for financing of other business arrangements and investments, for the expansion of ownership structure, paying of remuneration of the Board members and/or for the creating incentives for, or encouraging commitment in, personnel. The authorisation entitles the Board to decide on share issue with or without payment. The authorisation for deciding on a share issue without payment includes also the right to decide on the share issue for the company itself, so that the authorisation may be used in such a way that in total no more than one tenth (1/10) of all shares in the company may from time to time be in the possession of the company and its subsidiaries. The authorisation includes the Board of Director’s right to decide on all other terms and conditions of the share issues and the issuances of special rights. The authorisation entitles the Board of Directors to decide on share issues, issuances of option rights and other special rights entitling to shares in every way to the same extent as could be decided by the General Meeting, including the Board of Director’s right to decide on directed share issues and/or issuance of special rights. In case of issuances of shares and/or special rights entitling to shares in deviation of the pre-emptive rights of shareholders and in issuance of shares without payment, the subscription price per share shall not be lower than the volume weighted average price of the company’s share during the three months’ period preceding the decision of the Board of Directors. However, this restriction regarding the subscription price is not applied in case the Board of Directors decides on the directed share issue or share issue without payment or directed issuance of special rights entitling to shares relating to paying of remuneration of the Board members and/or creating incentives for, or encouraging commitment in, personnel. The authorisation is valid until 30 April 2019 and the authorisation does not revoke the authorisation granted to the Board of Directors by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 17 July 2017 on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of options and other special rights entitling to shares. Election of the auditor and resolution on their remuneration Auditing firm Ernst & Young Oy was elected as auditor for the company for the term ending at the close of the Annual General Meeting 2019. Antti Suominen, Authorised Public Accountant, acts as the principal auditor. Auditor’s fee will be paid in accordance with the auditor’s invoice accepted by the company. DIVIDEND POLICY The company’s Board of Directors has on 14 May 2008 determined the company’s dividend policy, according to which Nurminen Logistics Plc aims to annually distribute as dividends approximately one third of its net profit, provided that the company’s financial position allows this. OTHER EVENTS DURING THE REVIEW PERIOD Nurminen Logistics announced on 23 March 2018 that The Board of Directors of Nurminen Logistics Plc has approved a new share-based incentive plan for the Group key employees. The aim of the new plan is to align the objectives of the shareholders and the key employees in order to increase the value of the Company in the long-term, to retain the key employees at the Company, and to offer them a competitive reward plan that is based on earning and accumulating the Company’s shares. The new Performance Share Plan 2018–2021 includes two two-year performance periods, fiscal years 2018–2019 and 2020–2021. The potential reward from the performance period 2018–2019 will be based on the Total Shareholder Return of Nurminen Logistics share (TSR). The Performance Share Plan is directed to approximately five people, the President and CEO and other members of the Management Team, as well as selected key employees during the performance period 2018–2019. The rewards to be paid on the basis of the performance period 2018–2019 correspond to the value of an approximate maximum total of 1,250,000 Nurminen Logistics Plc shares, including also the proportion to be paid in cash. The potential rewards from the performance period 2018–2019 will be paid partly in the Company’s shares and partly in cash in 2020. The cash proportion is intended to cover taxes and tax-related costs arising from the reward to the participant. As a rule, no reward will be paid, if a participant´s employment or service ends before the reward payment. A plan participant must hold all of the net shares given on the basis of the plan for twenty-four (24) months after the reward payment. The Board of Directors will be entitled to reduce the rewards agreed in the Performance Share Plan if the limits set by the Board of Directors for the share price are reached. EVENTS AFTER THE REVIEW PERIOD Nurminen Logistics announced in a stock exchange release on 19 July 2018 that Markku Puolanne has by mutual agreement resigned from his position as Nurminen Logistics Plc’s Chief Financial Officer. Puolanne will leave his position on 31 August 2018. The company has started a recruiting process for a new CFO. Disclaimer Certain statements in this bulletin are forward-looking and are based on the management's current views. Due to their nature, they involve risks and uncertainties and are susceptible to changes in the general economic or industry conditions. Nurminen Logistics PlcBoard of Directors For more information, please contact: Marko Tuunainen, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 545 7011. DISTRIBUTIONNasdaq HelsinkiMajor mediawww.nurminenlogistics.com Nurminen Logistics is a listed company established in 1886 that offers logistics services. The company provides high-quality forwarding, cargo handling and value added services as well as railway transports and related to it project transport services to its customers. The main market areas of Nurminen Logistics are Finland, Russia and its neighbouring countries. TABLES The figures for the review period and comparative periods are in accordance with IFRS 15 standard and the introduction of IFRS 15 standard has had no impact on the revenue recognition of the company. +------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE |1-6/2018|1-6/2017|1-12/2017||INCOME | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|EUR 1,000     | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|NET SALES | 40,629| 33,131| 75,772|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Other operating income | 63| 55| 118|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Materials and services | -28,573| -21,305| -52,516|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Employee benefit expenses       | -4,484| -4,355| -8,921|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Depreciation, amortisation and impairment | -889| -877| -1,778||losses | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Other operating expenses | -6,150| -5,503| -10,984|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|OPERATING RESULT | 595| 1,147| 1,691|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Financial income | 98| 60| 149|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Financial expenses | -752| -766| -1,554|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Share of profit in equity-accounted | -10| -12| -12||investees | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|RESULT BEFORE TAX | -70| 428| 275|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Income taxes   | -235| -248| -517|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|PROFIT / LOSS FOR THE PERIOD | -304| 180| -243|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Other comprehensive income | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Other comprehensive income to be | | | ||reclassified to profit or loss in | | | ||subsequent periods: | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Translation differences | -397| -209| -314|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Other comprehensive income for the period | -397| -209| -314||after tax | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD | -701| -29| -556|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Result attributable to | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Equity holders of the parent company | -802| -320| -1,167|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Non-controlling interest | 498| 500| 925|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Total comprehensive income attributable to| | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Equity holders of the parent company | -1,199| -529| -1,481|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Non-controlling interest | 498| 500| 925|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|EPS undiluted | -0.01| 0.01| -0.04|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|EPS diluted | -0.01| 0.01| -0.04|+------------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+ --- +------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| THE GROUP'S COMPARABLE RESULT|1-6/2018|1-6/2017|1-12/2017|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|EUR 1,000  | | | |+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|REPORTED NET SALES | 40,629| 33,131| 75,772|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Changes in exchange rates | 86| -93| -1,026|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|COMPARABLE NET SALES | 40,715| 33,038| 74,746|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|REPORTED OPERATING RESULT | 595| 1,147| 1,691|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Changes in exchange rates  | -10| -12| -102|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Performance bonus adjustments | | | 406|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|COMPARABLE OPERATING RESULT | 585| 1,135| 1,996|+------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+ --- +--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION|30.6.2018|30.6.2017|31.12.2017|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|EUR 1,000     | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|ASSETS | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Non-current assets | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Property, plant and equipment | 12,645| 12,772| 13,042|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Goodwill | 8,970| 8,970| 8,970|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Other intangible assets | 48| 80| 58|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Investments in equity-accounted investees | 219| 294| 232|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Receivables | 3,356| 5,893| 4,093|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Deferred tax assets | 499| 566| 567|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|NON-CURRENT ASSETS | 25,736| 28,575| 26,961|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Current assets | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Inventories | 79| 62| 67|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Trade and other receivables | 11,675| 13,601| 12,727|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Current tax receivables | 18| 121| 0|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Cash and cash equivalents | 5,452| 2,733| 7,832|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|CURRENT ASSETS | 17,223| 16,518| 20,626|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|ASSETS TOTAL | 42,960| 45,093| 47,587|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+| | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|EQUITY AND LIABILITIES | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Share capital | 4,215| 4,215| 4,215|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Other reserves | 28,894| 21,360| 28,894|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Translation differences | -7,585| -7,433| -7,511|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Retained earnings | -14,809| -12,961| -13,689|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Non-controlling interest | 845| 836| 1,261|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Hybrid bond | 1,500| 0| 1,500|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|EQUITY, TOTAL | 13,059| 6,017| 14,670|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Non-current liabilities | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Deferred tax liability | 288| 380| 385|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Other liabilities | 292| 344| 329|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Financial liabilities | 17,597| 22,268| 17,857|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES | 18,178| 22,993| 18,571|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Current liabilities | | | |+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Current tax liabilities | 0| 309| 331|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Financial liabilities | 1,538| 1,637| 1,472|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Trade payables and other liabilities | 10,185| 14,137| 12,543|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|CURRENT LIABILITIES | 11,724| 16,084| 14,346|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|TOTAL LIABILITIES | 29,901| 39,076| 32,917|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES | 42,960| 45,093| 47,587|+--------------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+ --- +-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW |1-6/2018|1-6/2017|1-12/2017||STATEMENT, EUR 1,000 | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES| | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Profit/Loss for the period | -304| 180| -243|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Depreciation, amortisation and | 889| 877| 1,778||impairment losses | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Unrealised foreign exchange gains | -6| 0| 105||and losses | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Other adjustments | 89| 1,905| 1,796|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Paid and received interest | -658| -579| -1,301|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Taxes paid | -471| -70| -194|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Changes in working capital | -323| -687| 1,520|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Cash flow from operating activities| -785| 1,627| 3,461|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES| | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Proceeds from sale of property, | -575| -648| -1,745||plant and equipment and intangible | | | ||assets | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Investments in property, plant and | 4| 26| 49||equipment and intangible assets | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Loans granted | -140| 0| 0|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Cash flow from investing activities| -711| -622| -1,695|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES| | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Share issue for cash | 0| 0| 5,076|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Changes in liabilities | -193| -211| -940|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Dividends paid / repayments of | -674| -359| -359||equity | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Cash flow from financing activities| -868| -570| 3,778|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS| -2,364| 428| 5,544|+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Cash and cash equivalents at | 7,832| 2,304| 2,304||beginning of period | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Cash and cash equivalents at end of| 5,452| 2,733| 7,832||period | | | |+-----------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+ A= Share capitalB= Share premium reserveC= Legal reserveD= Reserve for invested unrestricted equityE= Issue of sharesF= Translation differencesG= Retained earningsH = Non-controlling interestI = Total +----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+|STATEMENT OF | A |B | C | D |E| F | G | H | I ||CHANGES IN | | | | | | | | | ||EQUITY 1 | | | | | | | | | ||-6/2018 EUR | | | | | | | | | ||1,000 | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+|Equity 1.1.2018 |4,215|86|2,378|26,430|0|-7,511|-13,689|1,261|14,670|| | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+|Result for the | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| 0| -802| 498| -304||period | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+|Total | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| -75| -322| 0| -397||comprehensive | | | | | | | | | ||income for | | | | | | | | | ||the period / | | | | | | | | | ||translation | | | | | | | | | ||differences | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+|Other changes | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| 0| 4| -14| -10|+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+|Dividends / | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| 0| 0| -901| -901||repayments of | | | | | | | | | ||equity | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+|Equity 30.6.2018|4,215|86|2,378|26,430|0|-7,585|-14,809| 845|13,059|| | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+-----+------+ --- +----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+|STATEMENT OF | A |B | C | D |E| F | G | H | I ||CHANGES IN | | | | | | | | | ||EQUITY 1 | | | | | | | | | ||-6/2017 EUR | | | | | | | | | ||1,000 | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+|Equity 1.1.2017 |4,215|86|2,378|18,895|0|-7,285|-12,584| 695|6,400|| | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+|Result for the | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| 0| -320| 500| 180||period | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+|Total | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| -148| -62| 0| -210||comprehensive | | | | | | | | | ||income for | | | | | | | | | ||the period / | | | | | | | | | ||translation | | | | | | | | | ||differences | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+|Other changes | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| 0| 5| 0| 5|+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+|Dividends / | 0| 0| 0| 0|0| 0| 0|-359| -359||repayments of | | | | | | | | | ||equity | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+|Equity 30.6.2017|4,215|86|2,378|18,895|0|-7,433|-12,961| 836|6,017|| | | | | | | | | | |+----------------+-----+--+-----+------+-+------+-------+----+-----+ MOVEMENTS IN FIXED ASSETS +------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Movements in fixed assets |Tangible|Intangible|Total |+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|EUR 1,000 | | | |+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Book value 1.1.2018 | 13,042| 9,028|22,070|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Additions | 566| 9| 575|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Disposals | -4| 0| -4|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Depreciation, amortisation and impairment losses| -823| -19| -842|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Exchange rate differences | -137| 0| -137|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Book value 30.6.2018 | 12,645| 9,018|21,662|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+| | | | |+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+| | | | |+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Movements in fixed assets |Tangible|Intangible|Total |+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|EUR 1,000 | | | |+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Book value 1.1.2017 | 13,253| 9,028|22,281|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Additions | 342| 46| 388|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Disposals | -4| 0| -4|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Depreciation, amortisation and impairment losses| -850| -27| -877|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Exchange rate differences | 31| 1| 32|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+|Book value 30.6.2017 | 12,772| 9,047|21,819|+------------------------------------------------+--------+----------+------+ RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS The related parties comprise the members of the Board of Directors and Management Team of Nurminen Logistics and companies in which these members have control. Related parties are also deemed to include shareholders with direct or indirect control or substantial influence +--------------------------+--------+|Related party transactions|1-6/2018|+--------------------------+--------+|EUR 1,000     | |+--------------------------+--------+|Sales | 100|+--------------------------+--------+|Purchases | 29|+--------------------------+--------+|Non-Current receivables | 100|+--------------------------+--------+|Current receivables | 69|+--------------------------+--------+|Non-Current liabilities | 0|+--------------------------+--------+|Current liabilities | 41|+--------------------------+--------+ KEY FIGURES  +------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|KEY FIGURES |1-6/2018|1-6/2017|1-12/2017|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Gross capital expenditure, EUR 1,000| 575| 584| 1 624|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Personnel | 196| 198| 188|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Operating margin % | 1.5 %| 3.5 %| 2.2 %|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Share price development | | | |+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Share price at beginning of period | 0.55| 0.40| 0.70|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Share price at end of period | 0.47| 0.69| 0.55|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Highest for the period | 0.63| 0.71| 0.71|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Lowest for the period | 0.46| 0.40| 0.40|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+| | | | |+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Eguity/share EUR | 0.28| 0.41| 0.44|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Earnings/share (EPS) EUR, undiluted | -0.01| 0.01| -0.04|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Earnings/share (EPS) EUR, diluted | -0.01| 0.01| -0.04|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Equity ratio % | 30.40| 13.34| 30.83|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+|Gearing % | 104.78| 351.90| 78.40|+------------------------------------+--------+--------+---------+ OTHER LIABILITIES AND COMMITMENTS +------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Contingencies and commitments,|30.6.2018|30.6.2017|31.12.2017||EUR 1,000 | | | |+------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Mortgages given | 15,500| 11,000| 15,500|+------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Book value of pledged | 10,108| 10,566| 10,108||subsidiary shares and loan | | | ||receivables | | | |+------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Other contingent liabilities | 6,956| 9,967| 9,965|+------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+|Rental obligations | 55,295| 59,490| 59,320|+------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+ ACCOUNTING POLICIES The Half Year Financial Report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting policies applied are consistent with those applied in the 2017 Financial Statements. Other new or amended IFRS standards or interpretations that have entered into force did not have a material impact on the Half Year Financial Report. All figures have been rounded and consequently the sum of individual figures can deviate from the presented sum figure. Key figures have been calculated using exact figures. This Half Year Financial Report is unaudited. Calculation of Key Figures Equity ratio = Equity                                                   (%)       x 100    Balance sheet total – advances received Earnings per = Result attributable to equity holders of the parentshare (EUR) company     Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstandingEquity per = Equity attributable to equity holders of the parentshare (EUR) Company    Undiluted number of shares outstanding at the end of the financial yearGearing (%) = Interest-bearing liabilities - cash and cash equivalents x 100    Equity Comparable net sales (EUR) = Reported net sales +/- net sales of acquired and divested businesses +/- net sales of discontinued businesses +/- net sales allocable to previous financial years +/- direct effects of exchange rates Comparable operating result (EUR) = Reported operating result +/- revenue and expenses of acquired and divested businesses +/- revenue and expenses of discontinued businesses +/- revenue and expenses allocable to previous financial years +/- direct effects of exchange rates IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers  The IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers standard entered into force on 1 January 2018. IFRS 15 replaces the current IAS 18 and IAS 11 standards and their interpretations. The standard provides a five-step guideline for the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers.  The introduction IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers standard has had no impact on the revenue recognition of Nurminen Logistics Group's revenue or the Group's result. IFRS 16 Leases   New IFRS 16 Leases standard will replace IAS 17 standard and all its interpretations. IFRS 16 standard will enter into force from the beginning of 2019. The Group management has launched a project to identify the effects of a new standard. The company will announce the effects of the introduction of the standard when the project is completed.

STOCKHOLM IT VENTURES AB BEGINS CRYPTO MINING

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (9 August, 2018) – Stockholm IT Ventures AB (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: SVAB), a Swedish technology company specialising in cryptocurrency production and blockchain technology, today announced that the company has officially commenced with crypto mining and production through its first mining unit, Cryptoplants, a subsidiary of Stockholm IT Ventures.  The unit will serve as a demonstration of the MMC capability and its ability to scale in preparation for a more upscaled production funded by the Bytemine (BYTM) token. The fully operational, secured facility utilizes a technology that incorporates real-time information on market fluctuations to automatically switch the coins being mined to ensure the highest profitability of the tokens.  “A very exciting day for our Bytemine team and all of our shareholders,” said Anthony Norman, CEO of Stockholm IT Ventures. “This is one significant piece of the pie in our new strategy to drive more revenue and profits through a more dynamic and diversified business model while ensuring we are tracking towards our larger vision. While modest in numbers, it’s an important step in demonstrating our mining capability. Our intention is to hold the yield as we believe in the market’s development in the near future.” Stockholm IT Ventures will increase the number of mining containers with advanced, next generation mining units that will deliver more power in the coming months. It is anticipated that up to 20 units could be deployed on a monthly basis in Stockholm IT Ventures existing hosting locations. “This is just the beginning of big things to come from our team,” said Phillip Nunn, Managing Director of the Crypto Division for Stockholm IT Ventures. “I could not be prouder and more excited for what lies ahead. Together we are changing the name and the game at Stockholm IT Ventures.” About Stockholm IT Ventures AB Stockholm IT Ventures AB is a Swedish public company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2014 under the ticker symbol SVAB. The company specialises in cryptocurrency mining and production, and in blockchain related technology. For more information, visit www.stockholmit.co. You can also find them on Facebook , Twitter  and LinkedIn . Details on the company’s Bytemine (BYTM) token and White Paper can be found here: www.bytemine.io. Media Contacts: Vibrate Communications for Stockholm IT Ventures leslie@vibratecommunications.com tyrone@vibratecommunications.com

Bittium expands its operations in Central Europe by opening a new branch office in München, Germany

Press release Free for release on August 9, 2018 at 2pm (CEST +1) Bittium expands its operations in Central Europe by opening a new branch office in München, Germany The new branch office is one step in the investments to develop Bittium’s international sales network Oulu, Finland, August 9, 2018 – Bittium expands its operations in Central Europe by opening a new branch office in München, Germany. Bittium’s local presence in Germany enables high quality customer support for the local customers, and helps in developing and supporting Bittium’s international sales network. Mr. Thomas Zieger has been appointed as the General Manager of the branch office. Mr. Zieger has a Master degree of Business Administration and Economics, and over 20 years of experience on sales and business development in various international communications and telecommunications positions. He will start in his new position at Bittium in the beginning of October. “The German office is an investment to develop our international sales network. With the help of a new office and a local leader we can improve our customer service and develop our business in Central Europe. We intend to increase sales personnel and the necessary technical support in Germany for our customers in Europe”, says Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium Corporation. In addition to the branch office in Germany, Bittium has sales and customer support activities in the United Kingdom, Singapore, USA and Mexico. Bittium currently employs close to 700 employees, mainly in Finland. Further information: Hannu HuttunenCEOTel. +358 (0)40 3443507Email: communications(a)bittium.com Distribution:Main media Bittium Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and services, customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Complementing its communications and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. Bittium also provides healthcare technology products and services for biosignal measuring in the areas of cardiology, neurology, rehabilitation, occupational health and sports medicine. Net sales in 2017 were EUR 51.6 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.bittium.com

Invitation to presentation and webcast of Q2 2018 results

(Oslo, 9 August 2018) Hiddn Solutions ASA (Hiddn, OSE: HIDDN) will announce its second quarter 2018 report on Thursday 16 August at 07:00 CEST and will host an open presentation at 08:00 CEST. Location: Felix konferansesenterPresenter: Carl Espen Wollebekk, CEO and Hege Anfindsen, CFOLanguage: Norwegian (written material in English) The presentation will be broadcasted live at www.hiddnsolutions.com and on http://webtv.hegnar.no/presentation.php?webcastId=92026707. The second quarter 2018 report and presentation will be made available through www.newsweb.no  and www.hiddnsolutions.com. For further information, please contact:Carl Espen Wollebekk (CEO), telephone: + 47 930 55 505 /e-mail: cew@hiddn.no  About Hiddn Solutions ASAHiddn Solutions ASA (Hiddn) is a public limited company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker HIDDN. Hiddn is supplying impenetrable proprietary hardware-based authentication and encryption products. Hiddn's encryption product suite offers a distinctly superior level of safety and ensures that sensitive information stays confidential and unavailable to unauthorised access, even if the device is lost or stolen. Hiddn’s products are currently being used amongst others by the Norwegian Armed Forces, national and Dutch Authorities and on NATO's Northrop Grumman's Global Hawks surveillance drone. Hiddn aims to capitalise on the significant investments made to date by embarking on a full commercial scaling and take advantage of the current technology and cybersecurity trend in the market place.For more information, please visit www.hiddnsolutions.com. 

Game Lounge to establish operations in North America following acquisition of premium domain names

Game Lounge continues its strategy to complement the organic expansion of the business with targeted acquisitions. With the acquisition of BetNJ.com, the company will establish operations within the regulated market in New Jersey, US. The website OnlineCasino.mx will become a strong footbold for the large Mexican gaming market, which is valued at around 850 million euros by the independent data specialist H2 Gambling Capital. Jonas Cederholm, CEO of Game Lounge said:"Both of these premium domains are well placed, and are extremely intuitive. We foresee great opportunities to use these domains for our continued efforts in North America. In the United States, the Supreme Court has repealed PASPA, thus opening up a huge market for sports betting. The driving force is New Jersey, and the state has now legalised betting on sports and we see great opportunities to expand our model to help players find the game options that will be offered to customers in states that already have laws in place. The proposed regulation of the Mexican gaming market makes us positive about our opportunities to take a strong position in a new market for us.” The sites will be launched in the third quarter of 2018 For further information, please contact: Jonas Cederholm, CEO Game Lounge, jonas@gamelounge.comAnders Antonsson, IR & Communications: +46 709 994 970, anders.antonsson@cherry.se This information was submitted for publication on 9 August 2018, at 2.30 p.m. CET. CHERRY IN BRIEF Cherry is an innovative and fast-growing company within gaming, entertainment and media. Established in 1963, today Cherry operates through five diversified business areas: Online Gaming, Game Development, Online Marketing, Gaming Technology, and Restaurant Casino. The Group’s objective is to grow organically in combination with strategic acquisitions of fast-growing companies. Cherry employs some 1,400 people and has about 6,700 shareholders. The Company’s class B share is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, Mid Cap segment. More information is available at www.cherry.se

Notice of Annual General Meeting in Pomegranate Investment AB

The shareholders in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) are hereby summoned to the annual general meeting to be held on 6 September 2018 at 2p.m. at the offices of Advokatfirman Vinge, Norrlandsgatan 10, Stockholm Notification, etc. Shareholders who wish to participate in the general meeting must: firstly       be included in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB as of 31 August 2018; and secondly   notify the company of their participation in the general meeting no later than 31 August 2018. The notification shall be in writing via email to legal@pomegranateinvestment.com or in writing to the company’s address Pomegranate Investment AB (publ), Mäster Samuelsgatan 1, 1st floor, SE-111 44 Stockholm, Sweden, or per telephone to +46 8 545 015 50. The notification shall state the name, personal/corporate identity number, shareholding, address and daytime telephone number, and, where applicable, information about representatives, counsel or assistants. Where a shareholder is represented by proxy, the notification must be accompanied by complete authorization documents, such as powers of attorney, registration certificates and/or corresponding documents. Nominee registered shares Shareholders whose shares have been registered in the name of a bank or securities institute must temporarily re-register their shares in their own names with Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate in the general meeting. Shareholders wishing such re-registration must inform their nominee of this well before 31 August 2018, when such re-registration must have been completed. Proxy, etc. Shareholders represented by proxy shall issue a dated and signed power of attorney for the proxy. If the power of attorney is issued on behalf of a legal entity, a certified copy of a registration certificate or a corresponding document for the legal entity shall be appended. The power of attorney is valid for a maximum of one year after the issuance or for the duration indicated in the power of attorney, whichever is longer, but not for more than five years after issuance. The registration certificate, where applicable, may not be older than one year. The power of attorney in original and, where applicable, the registration certificate, should be submitted to the company by mail at the address set forth above well in advance of the general meeting. A proxy form is available at the company’s website, www.pomegranateinvestment.com, and will be sent to shareholders who so request and inform the company of their postal address. Proposed agenda 1. Opening of the meeting; 2. Election of Chairman of the meeting; 3. Preparation and approval of a voting list; 4. Approval of the agenda; 5. Election of one or two people to verify the minutes; 6. Determination of whether the meeting has been duly convened; 7. Presentation of the company’s annual report and the auditor’s report as well as, if applicable, the group consolidated annual accounts and group auditor’s report; 8. Resolutions regarding:         a.    adoption of the income statement and the balance sheet and, if applicable, the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet;        b.    allocation of the company’s profits or losses in accordance with the adopted balance sheet;        c.    discharge of the members of the board of directors and the CEO from liability; 9. Determination of the number of members and alternate members of the board of directors and auditors and alternate auditors;10. Determination of fees for members of the board of directors and auditors;11. Election of the members of the board of directors; Election of auditors and, where applicable, alternate auditors;12. Resolution regarding introduction of new long-term incentive programme for management;13. Resolution regarding introduction of new long-term incentive programme for Board of Directors;14. Resolution regarding an addition to the new long-term incentive programme for Board of Directors;15. Closing of the meeting. Resolution on allocation of the company’s profits or losses in accordance with the adopted balance sheet (item 8b) The board of directors proposes that the company’s results shall be carried forward. Determination of the number of members and alternate members of the board of directors and auditors and alternate auditors (item 9) Shareholders representing 8.8 %of the outstanding shares in the company proposes that the number of members of the board of directors shall be five (5) with no alternate members. It is further proposed that the company shall have one auditor or one registered audit company and no alternate auditors. Determination of fees for members of the board of directors and auditors (item 10)  Shareholders representing 8.8 %of the outstanding shares in the company proposes that the annual remuneration to each board member shall amount to EUR 5,000 and EUR 10,000 to the chairman of the board.  It is further proposed that the company’s auditor shall be remunerated upon approval of their invoice. Election of the members of the board of directors and auditors and any alternate auditors (item 11) Shareholders representing 8.8 % of the outstanding shares in the company proposes that, for the time until the end of the next annual general meeting, Per Brilioth, Anders F. Börjesson, Mohsen Enayatollah and Nadja Borisova are re-elected as members of the board of directors, that Vladimir Glushkov is elected as a new member of the board of directors, and that Per Brilioth is re-elected chairman of the board of directors. Vladimir Glushkov  Education: Degree in International Economics from Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, with additional CFA I and FSCM 5.0 certifications. Vladimir is an Investment Director at Parus Capital in Moscow and co-founder of the Institute of Quantitative Finance, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Mr Glushkov has previously also held position as member of the investment board of Run Capital, and various analyst positions. For information about the current Directors proposed for re-election, please see the Company’s website, www.pomegranateinvestment.com. It is further proposed that the company’s auditor, the registered audit company PricewaterhouseCoopers AB, be re-elected until the end of the next annual general meeting. Resolution regarding introduction of new long-term incentive programme for management (item 12) The board of directors proposes that the meeting resolves to introduce a new long-term incentive program for up to five currentemployees in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) (“LTIP (M) 2018”) in accordance with the terms as set out below. LTIP (M) 2018 is a three-year performance based incentive program. Adoption of an incentive programme Summary of the programme The board of directors proposes that the general meeting resolves to adopt LTIP (M) 2018. LTIP (M) 2018 is proposed to include up to fivecurrent employees in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ). The participants in LTIP (M) 2018 are required to invest in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) by acquiring shares in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) (“Saving Shares”). These Saving Shares are received by way of purchase of shares at market value or transfer of shares that such participant already holds in accordance with the terms set out under “Personal investment” below. The participants will thereafter be granted the opportunity to receive shares free of charge in accordance with LTIP (M) 2018, so called “Performance Shares” in accordance with the terms set out below. In the event that delivery of Performance Shares cannot be achieved at reasonable costs, with reasonable administrative efforts or due to market conditions, the participants may instead be offered a cash-based settlement. Personal investment In order to participate in LTIP (M) 2018, the participant must have made a private investment by (i) purchase of shares at market value and for a value of up to EUR 51,884[1] depending on the participant’s position in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) in accordance with what is further described below, or (ii) by transfer of shares for a value of up to EUR 51,884[2] depending on the participant’s position in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) in accordance with what is further described below. For each Saving Share held under LTIP (M) 2018, the company will grant the participant ten rights to Performance Shares, meaning rights to receive Performance Shares free of charge (“Rights”). The number of Performance Shares each participant’s Saving Shares entitles to depends on the company’s fulfilment of the performance conditions. A participant cannot receive more than ten Performance Shares per Saving Share.  The maximum amounts for the personal investments are based on an assumed market price of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) shares of EUR 12, based on the OTC closing price of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) share on 7 August 2018. The market price of the shares may have increased or decreased by the time of the personal investment and the board of directors is authorised to change the maximum amount of the personal investment to take into account any material changes to the price of Pomegranate Investments’ shares, in order to give as positive effects as possible for shareholders in the company. General terms and conditions Subject to the fulfilment of the entry level of the performance based conditions for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020 and provided that the participant has kept its investment in Saving Shares during the period from the day of allocation of the Rights until the day of the release of the interim report for the period 1 February to 30 April 2021 (the vesting period) and, with certain exceptions, kept its employment within the Pomegranate group and not given notice of termination at such point in time, two Rights per Saving Share will vest and each Rights will entitle the participant to receive one Performance Share free of charge.  Retention and performance conditions The number of Performance Shares each of the participant’s Saving Share entitles to depends on the company’s fulfilment of the performance conditions during the measurement period. The performance conditions are based on the company’s Net Asset Value per share (“NAV/share”). The determined levels of the conditions include an entry, a target and a stretch level as regards the number of Rights that vest. The entry level constitutes the minimum level which must be exceeded in order to enable vesting of Rights. If the entry level is reached or exceeded, every ten Rights will entitle each participant to receive two Performance Shares. If the target level is reached or exceeded, every ten Rights will entitle each participant to receive five Performance Shares. If the stretch level is reached or exceeded, every ten Rights and entitle each participant to receive ten Performance Shares. The board of directors intends to disclose the outcome of the performance based conditions in the annual report for the financial year ending 30 April 2021 The Rights The Rights shall be governed by the following terms and conditions: · Rights are granted free of charge as soon as possible after the annual general meeting 2018.  · Vest following the publication of the company’s interim report for the period 1 February – 30 April 2021 (the vesting period). · May not be transferred or pledged. · Every ten Rights entitles the participant to receive two Performance Shares after the end of the vesting period, if the entry level of the performance-based conditions has been fulfilled and the participant, at the time of the release of the interim report for the period 1 February – 30 April 2021, with certain exceptions, maintains its employment within the Pomegranate group, has not given notice of termination and maintains the invested Saving Shares. · In order to align the participants’ and the shareholders’ interests, the company will compensate the participants for any dividends paid during the three year vesting period. Compensation will only be made for dividend resolved after the time of allocation. Preparation and administration The board of directors shall be responsible for preparing the detailed terms and conditions of LTIP (M) 2018, in accordance with the mentioned terms and guidelines. To this end, the board of directors shall be entitled to make adjustments to meet foreign regulations or market conditions. The board of directors may also make other adjustments if significant changes to Pomegranate or its operating environment would result in a situation where the decided terms and conditions of LTIP (M) 2018 no longer serve their purpose.  Allocation The participants are divided into different categories and in accordance with the above, LTIP (M) 2018 will comprise the following number of Saving Shares and Performance shares for the different categories, subject to the fulfilment of the entry level, target level or stretch level of the performance-based conditions: · the CEO: may acquire up to EUR 51,884 worth of Saving Shares[3] within LTIP (M) 2018, entitling the holder to allotment of not less than two and up to ten Performance Shares per Saving Share; · other members of management than the CEO (four individuals): may acquire up to EUR 77,826 worth of Saving Shares[4] within LTIP (M) 2018, entitling the holder to allotment of not less than two and up to ten Performance Shares per Saving Share; Scope and costs of LTIP (M) 2018 LTIP (M) 2018 will be accounted for in accordance with IFRS 2, which stipulates that the Rights should be recorded as a personnel expense in the income statement during the vesting period. The total costs for LTIP (M) 2018 is estimated to amount to approximately EUR 648,552 over the course of three years being the duration of LTIP (M) 2018, excluding social security costs, calculated in accordance with IFRS 2.  The costs for social security charges are calculated to approximately EUR 122,265, based on the above assumptions.  If the maximum result is reached, and all invested Saving Shares are retained under LTIP (M) 2018 and a fulfilment of the performance conditions of 100 per cent, the maximum cost of LTIP (M) 2018 as defined in IFRS 2 is approximately EUR 1,297,104 and the maximum social security cost is estimated to approximately EUR 244,530. Upon maximum allotment of Performance Shares, 108,092 shares in the company may be allocated within the framework of LTIP (M) 2018, which would correspond to approximately 2.0 per cent of the share capital and the votes in the company and a potential dilution of 1.96 per cent. Under the existing warrant programmes, Pomegranate has a total of 192,500 warrants outstanding entitling holders thereof to a total of 192,500 shares in the company, which together with the maximum number of shares that may be allocated within the framework of LTIP (M) 2018 corresponds to approximately 5.6 per cent of the share capital and the votes in the company. Delivery of Performance Shares under LTIP (M) 2018 To ensure delivery of Performance Shares under LTIP (M) 2018, the company may enter into a swap agreement or other similar agreement with a third party. The rationale for the proposal The objective of LTIP (M) 2018 is to create incentives for the management to work for a long-term development in the company. Furthermore, LTIP (M) 2018 shall create conditions for retaining competent employees in the Pomegranate group through the offering of competitive remuneration. The warrants granted under the previous system will expire shortly and the proposed LTIP (M) 2018 is therefore a necessary step in order to keep the current management of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) motivated and to deliver on the long-term strategy of the company. LTIP (M) 2018 has been designed based on the view that it is desirable that employees within the group are shareholders in the company and that they see that working with a long term horizon pays off. Participation in LTIP (M) 2018 requires a personal investment in Saving Shares. By offering an allotment of Performance Shares which is based on performance-based conditions, the participants are rewarded for increased shareholder value. Further, LTIP (M) 2018 rewards employees’ loyalty and long-term value growth in the company. Against this background, the board of directors is of the opinion that the adoption of LTIP (M) 2018 will have a positive effect on the Pomegranate group’s future development and thus be beneficial for both the company and its shareholders. Preparation The company’s board of directors has prepared LTIP (M) 2018 and LTIP (M) 2018 is based on a programme developed in consultation with external advisors. LTIP (M) 2018 has been reviewed by the board of directors at its meeting on Monday 6 August 2018.  Resolution regarding introduction of new long-term incentive programme for Board of Directors (item 13) Shareholders representing 14.4 % of the outstanding shares proposes that the meeting resolves to introduce a new long-term incentive program for up to five members of the Board of Directorsin Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) (“LTIP (B) 2018”) in accordance with the terms as set out below. LTIP (B) 2018 is a three-year performance based incentive program. Adoption of an incentive programme Summary of the programme Shareholders representing 14.4 % of the outstanding shares in the company proposesthat the general meeting resolves to adopt LTIP (B) 2018. LTIP (B) 2018 is proposed to include up to fivemembers of the Board of Directors in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ). The participants in LTIP (B) 2018 are required to invest in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) by acquiring shares in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) (“Saving Shares”). These Saving Shares are received by way of purchase of shares at market value or transfer of shares that such participant already holds in accordance with the terms set out under “Personal investment” below. The participants will thereafter be granted the opportunity to receive shares free of charge in accordance with LTIP (B) 2018, so called “Performance Shares” in accordance with the terms set out below. In the event that delivery of Performance Shares cannot be achieved at reasonable costs, with reasonable administrative efforts or due to market conditions, the participants may instead be offered a cash-based settlement. Personal investment In order to participate in LTIP (B) 2018, the participant must have made a private investment by (i) purchase of shares at market value and for a value of up to EUR 8,107 [5] depending on the participant’s role on the Board of Directors of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) in accordance with what is further described below, or (ii) by transfer of shares that such participant already holds for a value of up to EUR 8,107 [6] depending on the participant’s role in the Board of Directors of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) in accordance with what is further described below. For each Saving Share held under LTIP (B) 2018, the company will grant the participant ten rights to Performance Shares, meaning rights to receive Performance Shares free of charge (“Rights”). The number of Performance Shares each participant’s Saving Shares entitles to depends on the company’s fulfilment of the performance conditions. A participant cannot receive more than ten Performance Shares per Saving Share.  The maximum amounts for the personal investments are based on an assumed market price of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) shares of EUR 12, based on the OTC closing price of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) share on 7 August 2018. The market price of the shares may have increased or decreased by the time of the personal investment. General terms and conditions Subject to the fulfilment of the entry level of the performance based conditions for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020 and provided that the participant has kept its investment in Saving Shares during the period from the day of allocation of the Rights until the day of the release of the interim report for the period 1 February to 30 April 2021 (the vesting period) and, with certain exceptions, kept its position on the Pomegranate board and not given notice of resignation at such point in time, two Rights per Saving Share will vest and each Rights will entitle the participant to receive one Performance Share free of charge.  Retention and performance conditions The number of Performance Shares each of the participant’s Saving Share entitles to depends on the company’s fulfilment of the performance conditions during the measurement period. The performance conditions are based on the company’s Net Asset Value per share (“NAV/share”). The determined levels of the conditions include an entry, a target and a stretch level as regards the number of Rights that vest. The entry level constitutes the minimum level which must be exceeded in order to enable vesting of Rights. If the entry level is reached or exceeded, every ten Rights will entitle each participant to receive two Performance Shares. If the target level is reached or exceeded, every ten Rights will entitle each participant to receive five Performance Shares. If the stretch level is reached or exceeded, every ten Rights and entitle each participant to receive ten Performance Shares. The board of directors intends to disclose the outcome of the performance based conditions in the annual report for the financial year ending 30 April 2021 The Rights The Rights shall be governed by the following terms and conditions: · Rights are granted free of charge as soon as possible after the annual general meeting 2018.  · Vest following the publication of the company’s interim report for the period 1 February – 30 April 2021 (the vesting period). · May not be transferred or pledged. · Every ten Rights entitles the participant to receive two Performance Shares after the end of the vesting period, if the entry level of the performance-based conditions has been fulfilled and the participant, at the time of the release of the interim report for the period 1 February – 30 April 2021, with certain exceptions, maintains its employment within the Pomegranate group, has not given notice of termination and maintains the invested Saving Shares. · In order to align the participants’ and the shareholders’ interests, the company will compensate the participants for any dividends paid during the three year vesting period. Compensation will only be made for dividend resolved after the time of allocation. Preparation and administration The board of directors shall be responsible for preparing the detailed terms and conditions of LTIP (B) 2018, in accordance with the mentioned terms and guidelines. To this end, the board of directors shall be entitled to make adjustments to meet foreign regulations or market conditions. The board of directors may also make other adjustments if significant changes to Pomegranate or its operating environment would result in a situation where the decided terms and conditions of LTIP (B) 2018 no longer serve their purpose.  Allocation In accordance with the above, LTIP (B) 2018 will comprise the following number of Saving Shares and Performance shares for the members of the board of directors, subject to the fulfilment of the entry level, target level or stretch level of the performance based conditions: · Board of Directors (five individuals): may acquire a maximum of up to EUR 27,563 worth of Saving Shares[7] within LTIP (B) 2018, whereof the chairman of the board may acquire a maximum of EUR 8,107 and an ordinary member of the board of directors may acquire a maximum of EUR 4,864, entitling each holder to allotment of not less than two and up to ten Performance Shares per Saving Share.  Scope and costs of LTIP (B) 2018 LTIP (B) 2018 will be accounted for in accordance with IFRS 2 which stipulates that the Rights should be recorded as a personnel expense in the income statement during the vesting period. The total costs for LTIP (B) 2018 is estimated to amount to approximately EUR 137,817 over the course of three years being the duration of LTIP (B) 2018, excluding social security costs, calculated in accordance with IFRS 2.  The costs for social security charges are calculated to approximately EUR 38,584, based on the above assumptions.  If the maximum result is reached, and all invested Saving Shares are retained under LTIP (B) 2018 and a fulfilment of the performance conditions of 100 per cent, the maximum cost of LTIP (B) 2018 as defined in IFRS 2 is approximately EUR 275,635 and the maximum social security cost is estimated to approximately EUR 77,168. Upon maximum allotment of Performance Shares, 22,970 shares in the company may be allocated within the framework of LTIP (B) 2018, which would correspond to approximately 0.43 per cent of the share capital and the votes in the company and a potential dilution of 0.42 per cent. Under the existing warrant programmes, Pomegranate has a total of 192,500 warrants outstanding entitling holders thereof to a total of 192,500 shares in the company, which together with the maximum number of shares that may be allocated within the framework of LTIP (B) 2018 corresponds to approximately 3.99 per cent of the share capital and the votes in the company. Delivery of Performance Shares under LTIP (B) 2018 To ensure delivery of Performance Shares under LTIP (B) 2018, the company may enter into a swap agreement or other similar agreement with a third party. The rationale for the proposal The objective of LTIP (B) 2018 is to create incentives for the Board of Directors to work for a long-term development in the company. Furthermore, LTIP (B) 2018 shall create conditions for retaining competent individuals on the Board of Directors of Pomegranate through the offering of competitive remuneration. The compensation to members of the Board of Directors has been and is still proposed to be modest to comparable companies. The proposed LTIP (B) 2018 is therefore a necessary step in order to keep the current Board of Directors of Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) motivated and to deliver on the long-term strategy of the company. LTIP (B) 2018 has furthermore been designed based on the view that it is desirable that members of the Board of Directors within the group are shareholders in the company and that they see that working with a long term horizon pays off. Participation in LTIP (B) 2018 requires a personal investment in Saving Shares. By offering an allotment of Performance Shares which is based on performance based conditions, the participants are rewarded for increased shareholder value. Further, LTIP (B) 2018 rewards Board members’ loyalty and long-term value growth in the company. Against this background, Shareholders representing 14.4 % are of the opinion that the adoption of LTIP (B) 2018 will have a positive effect on the Pomegranate group’s future development and thus be beneficial for both the company and its shareholders. Preparation LTIP (B) 2018 has been developed by shareholders with LTIP (M) 2018 as a basis in consultation with external advisors.  The proposal is conditional upon the general meetings resolution to adopt LTIP (M) 2018 in accordance with item 12 above.  Resolution regarding an addition to the new long-term incentive programme for Board of Directors (item 14); The shareholder Parus Capital, in addition to related shareholders altogether representing 8.8% of the outstanding shares, proposes that the meeting resolves on an addition to the new long-term incentive programme for Board of Directors resolved on as item 13, the LTIP (B) 2018.  The addition entails that the allocation to the Chairman of the Board of Directors Per Brilioth should be increased by 0.175 percentage units compared to the original proposal LTIP (B) 2018. The rationale for the proposal is to acknowledge the key role played by the founder and Chairman Per Brilioth and to encourage his continued engagement in the Company by ensuring that he partakes in the company’s success to a greater degree than the original proposal. The proposal entails that LTIP (B) 2018, is amended as follows: – The first paragraph, first sentence of the section “Personal investment” should be amended as follows (deviations from the original proposal in bold):  “In order to participate in LTIP (B) 2018, the participant must have made a private investment by (i) purchase of shares at market value and for a value of up to EUR 19,457 [8] depending on the participant’s position in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) in accordance with what is further described below, or (ii) by transfer of shares for a value of up to EUR 19,457 [9] depending on the participant’s position in Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) in accordance with what is further described below. […]”  – The section ”Allocation” is amended as follows (deviations from the original proposal in bold): “In accordance with the above, LTIP (B) 2018 will comprise the following number of Saving Shares and Performance shares for the members of the board of directors, subject to the fulfilment of the entry level, target level or stretch level of the performance based conditions: · Board of Directors (five individuals): may acquire a maximum of up to EUR 38,913 worth of Saving Shares[10] within LTIP (B) 2018, whereof the chairman of the board may acquire a maximum of EUR 19,457and an ordinary member of the board of directors may acquire a maximum of EUR 4,864, entitling each holder to allotment of not less than two and up to ten Performance Shares per Saving Share.” – The section "Scope and costs of LTIP (B) 2018” is amended as follows (deviations from the original proposal in bold): “LTIP (B) 2018 will be accounted for in accordance with IFRS 2 which stipulates that the Rights should be recorded as a personnel expense in the income statement during the vesting period. The total costs for LTIP (B) 2018 is estimated to amount to approximately EUR 194,566over the course of three years being the duration of LTIP (B) 2018, excluding social security costs, calculated in accordance with IFRS 2.  The costs for social security charges are calculated to approximately EUR 56,414, based on the above assumptions.  If the maximum result is reached, and all invested Saving Shares are retained under LTIP (B) 2018 and a fulfilment of the performance conditions of 100 per cent, the maximum cost of LTIP (B) 2018 as defined in IFRS 2 is approximately EUR 389,131and the maximum social security cost is estimated to approximately EUR 112,829. Upon maximum allotment of Performance Shares, 32,428shares in the company may be allocated within the framework of LTIP (B) 2018, which would correspond to approximately 0.60per cent of the share capital and the votes in the company and a potential dilution of 0.60per cent. Under the existing warrant programmes, Pomegranate has a total of 192,500 warrants outstanding entitling holders thereof to a total of 192,500 shares in the company, which together with the maximum number of shares that may be allocated within the framework of LTIP (B) 2018 corresponds to approximately 4.16per cent of the share capital and the votes in the company.” The proposal is conditional upon the general meetings resolution to adopt LTIP (M) 2018 and LTIP (B) 2018 in accordance with item 12 and 13 above.  Miscellaneous A resolution in accordance with item 12, 13 and 14 shall only be valid where supported by not less than nine-tenths of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the meeting. ________________________ The annual report and the auditor’s report will as from 16 August 2018, and the proposal under item 12, 13 and 14 will as from 9 August 2018 be held available at the company’s office, Mäster Samuelsgatan 1, 1st floor, SE-111 44 Stockholm, Sweden and be sent to shareholders that so request and inform the company of their postal address.The shareholders are reminded of their right to request information in accordance with Chapter 7 Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act (Sw. aktiebolagslagen). __________________________ Stockholm, August 2018 Pomegranate Investment AB (publ) The board of directors ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1]Corresponding to 4,324 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [2]Corresponding to 4,324 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [3]Corresponding to 4,324 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [4]Corresponding to 6,486 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [5]Corresponding to 676 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [6]Corresponding to 676 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [7]Corresponding to 2,296 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [8]Corresponding to 1,621  shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [9]Corresponding to 1,621 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. [10]Corresponding to 3,241 shares based on an assumed price of EUR 12 per share. This communication may not be distributed in the United States or to any “U.S. person”, including any U.S. citizen or permanent resident (‘green card holder’) or any entity organised in the United States, whether located inside or outside the United States. Pomegranate shares represent an investment in Iran that is not suitable for U.S. persons.

Neonode Reports Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018 Financial Results

Second Quarter 2018 Business Metrics · Revenue was $1.9 million, a decrease of 19% compared to prior year · Operating expenses on target less than $3.0 million · Net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share, the same as prior year · Cash used by operations for the six months ended June 30, 2018 of $1.4 million compared to $3.0 million prior year · Engaged in OEM development projects and started delivering pre-production prototypes sensor modules for: · Automotive tailgate and door collision systems · Aeronautical instrumentation displays “My first quarter with Neonode has been very encouraging. Over the quarter, I met with several of our largest customers and it is clear to me that our technology platforms are very much in demand.  Our zForce AIR was launched in Q4 2017 and I am therefore pleased to report that we have made progress with customers in new industry segments and are engaged in several ongoing projects using our sensor modules. This gives me confidence that our strategic plan of adding B2B sensor module sales to our licensing business can be achieved,” said Hakan Persson, CEO of Neonode. “Our licensing business continues to be an important source of revenue and we are actively engaged with customers who are developing new products under our license agreements. We are re-engaging with all our current and new license fee customers and believe this together with the new release of zForce CORE will allow us to grow our licensing business in the global market,” concluded Mr. Persson. Net revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $1.9 million and $4.3 million compared to $2.3 million and $4.7 million for the same periods last year. The 2018 net revenues are primarily comprised of license fees while the net revenues for the comparable quarter last year includes $2.0 million of license fees plus $0.2 million from AirBar sales. The decrease of 19% in total net revenues for the three-month period in 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017 is primarily related to a reduction of automotive license fees, due to decisions the Company made in early 2016 to shift from selling license agreements to focus on selling sensor modules. As a result, two Chinese Tier 1 customers chose alternative designs for revisions for their infotainment systems in car models that previously used Neonode’s technology. The strategic decision has since then been reversed, and the Company believes that re-engaging with all current and new license fee customers, together with the new release of zForce CORE, will support future growth of license fee revenues. The decrease in revenue from the sales of sensor modules to approximately $0.1 million from $0.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 is due to the Company shifting sales focus from our AirBar consumer products to B2B embedded product customers. The decrease of 9% in total net revenues for the six-month period in 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017 is due to a decrease of 68% in sensor modules revenues and 80% decrease in non-recurring engineering fees. Net loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share and $1.7 million, or $0.03 per share, respectively, compared to $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share and $1.9 million, or $0.04 per share for the same periods of last year, respectively. Operational cash used was $1.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, reduced significantly compared to $3.0 million for the same period last year. Cash was $3.7 million and accounts receivable was $1.8 million as of June 30, 2018. There are 58.6 million shares of common stock, 1.2 million employee stock options and 11.2 million common stock purchase warrants outstanding at June 30, 2018. Conference Call Information The Company will host a conference call Thursday August 9, 2018 at 10AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)/4PM Central European Time (CET) featuring remarks by, and Q&A with, Hakan Persson, CEO, Lars Lindqvist, CFO and David Brunton, Head of Investor Relations.  The dial-in number for the conference call is toll-free: (877) 539-0733 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (678) 607-2005 (international). To access the call all participants must use the following Conference ID: #4352569. Please make sure to call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time. To register for the call, and listen online, please click: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1797007-1/81B39C2EE828823456891292A9BAF47D For interested individuals unable to join the live event, a digital recording for replay will be available for 30 days after the call's completion – 8/9/2018 (13:00PM EDT) to 9/9/2018 (23:59PM EDT). To access the recording, please use one of these Dial-In Numbers (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406, and the Conference ID #4352569. For more information, please contact:

Autism Speaks Hosts “Into The Blue” With Special Performance by Jamie Foxx on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

LOS ANGELES (August 9, 2018)­ – Grammy and Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx will headline the Autism Speaks  “Into the Blue” gala on October 4th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The star-studded evening will feature celebrity ‘blue’ carpet arrivals, a cocktail reception with music by DJ Irie, an exclusive celebrity fashion experience, and a four-course dinner. “Into the Blue” raises funds to support the mission of Autism Speaks, the research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of children, adults and families affected by autism. This year’s honoree is Jeff Apploff, Founder of Apploff Entertainment and Executive Producer and Creator of hit game shows such as “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” and “Beat Shazam,” the mega-hit hosted by Foxx and deejayed by his daughter, Corinne Foxx. Apploff is a longtime supporter of Autism Speaks. “We appreciate Jeff’s dedication and tireless efforts to raise funds that help us meet the diverse needs of the autism community in California and throughout the country,” said Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger. “And we’re so grateful to Jamie Foxx, whose performance is sure to make the evening even more memorable.” Past gala honorees have included the Stephen Stills Family, FX’s COO Chuck Saftler, ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” Hollywood talent manager and producer Steven Grossman, and City National Bank’s SVP Harry Topping, Jr. among others. Previous celebrity and VIP performers have included David Grohl, Freddie Highmore, Sarah McLachlan, P!nk, Conan O’Brien, Diane Kruger, Molly Sims, Raphael Saadiq, J.K. Simmons, Rick Springfield, Nikki Reed, Maria Menounos and Cirque de Soleil, among others. This year’s media sponsorship is provided by Variety. “Into the Blue” tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information are available at AutismSpeaks.org/IntoTheBlue.  The CDC estimates that 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum. Since 2012, Autism Speaks has provided more than 18 million people with programs and resources such as the Autism Treatment Network, which includes Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at UC Irvine. Autism Speaks also provides free tool kits to help manage a wide range of challenges, at every stage of life. About Autism Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. A combination of genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism, and autism often is accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children. About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to www.AutismSpeaks.org.   Media Contact: Nikki Pesusich, Coterie Media Nikki@CoterieMedia.com  818.788.7650   Sponsorship Contact: Elizabeth Roland, Autism Speaks SouthernCA@autismspeaks.org 323.297.4730  

Jin Jiang led consortium enters into agreements to acquire shares in Radisson Hospitality AB and a subsequent acquisition of Radisson Holdings

The transaction Under the agreement regulating the sale of the shares in Radisson AB, the Purchaser will acquire 51.15 per cent of Radisson AB from the Radisson Hospitality (the “Transaction”). The price per share in the Transaction is SEK 35. The Transaction is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by the end of 2018. Under the agreement with HNA Sweden, the Purchaser intends, in addition to the shares acquired in the Transaction, to acquire up to 18.50 per cent of the outstanding shares and votes in Radisson AB that HNA Sweden previously has pledged and transferred to a lender as security pursuant to a loan and pledge agreement. Under the agreement regulating the sale of Radisson Holdings, following the closing of the Transaction, the Purchaser will acquire all 100 per cent of the shares of Radisson Holdings from HNA Hotel HK and HNA Sweden. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by the end of 2018. J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited acted as exclusive financial advisor to a wholly-owned subsidiary of HNA Group Co., Ltd. on the transaction. Mandatory public tender offerProvided that closing of the Transaction occurs, under Swedish takeover rules, the Purchaser will be imposed with an obligation to launch a mandatory public tender offer for the remaining outstanding shares in Radisson AB, within four weeks after the closing of the Transaction, unless the ownership in Radisson AB is sold down below 30 per cent. The Purchaser will provide further information about a mandatory tender offer in due course, upon closing of the Transaction. Information about Jin Jiang International Headquartered in Shanghai, Jin Jiang International is a leading Chinese hospitality and travel group that develops and manages hotels in China and the rest of the world.

InDex Pharmaceuticals updates timeline for top line results from the CONDUCT study to first half of 2019

Cobitolimod is a new type of drug under development for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. The CONDUCT study is a phase IIb study that will include 215 patients with left-sided moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis at approximately 90 sites in 12 countries. The study is now approved in all the countries and hence the last clinics will be able to start enrolling patients shortly. To date 119 patients have been enrolled in the study. The aim of the dose optimisation study is that more frequent and higher doses will result in a significantly higher effect than in previous clinical studies with cobitolimod and also compared to what has been reported for products on the market and those in late stage clinical development. “The patient recruitment for the CONDUCT study is well under way across Europe, but we have not yet reached the anticipated rate”, said Peter Zerhouni, CEO of InDex Pharmaceuticals. “Given the recruitment rate until now, we will be able to report the top line results no later than the second quarter of 2019. However, our team is working hard to increase the recruitment rate to be able to present the results earlier.” The company will announce when the last patient has been enrolled in the study and the top line results are expected to be available within 3 months thereafter. For more information: Peter Zerhouni, CEO Phone: +46 8 508 847 35 E-mail: peter.zerhouni@indexpharma.com Cobitolimod in brief Cobitolimod is a new type of drug that can help patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis back to a normal life. It is a so-called Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist, that can provide an anti‐inflammatory effect locally in the large intestine, which may induce mucosal healing and relief of the clinical symptoms in active ulcerative colitis. Cobitolimod has achieved clinical proof-of-concept in moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis, with a very favorable safety profile. Data from four placebo-controlled clinical trials indicate that cobitolimod has statistically significant effects on those endpoints that are most relevant in this disease, both from a regulatory and clinical perspective. These endpoints include the key clinical symptoms such as blood in stool, number of stools, and mucosal healing, respectively. Based on the encouraging results from earlier studies InDex is now performing the phase IIb study CONDUCT to evaluate higher doses and dose frequencies than investigated in previous studies with cobitolimod. The goal of the study is to optimise the treatment and achieve substantially higher efficacy, while maintaining the compound’s excellent safety profile. The CONDUCT study will include 215 patients with left-sided moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis at approximately 90 sites in 12 countries. It is a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study for evaluating cobitolimod’s efficacy and safety in inducing clinical remission compared to placebo. The dose optimisation study investigates three different dose strengths of cobitolimod and two different dose frequencies. Cobitolimod is also known as Kappaproct® and DIMS0150. InDex Pharmaceuticals in brief InDex is a pharmaceutical development company focusing on immunological diseases where there is a high unmet medical need for new treatment options. The company’s foremost asset is the drug candidate cobitolimod, which is in late stage clinical development for the treatment of moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis - a debilitating, chronic inflammation of the large intestine. InDex has also developed a platform of patent protected discovery stage substances, so called DNA based ImmunoModulatory Sequences (DIMS), with the potential to be used in treatment of various immunological diseases. InDex is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The company’s shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Stockholm. Redeye AB is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.indexpharma.com Publication This information is information that InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above at 20:30 CET on August 9, 2018.

Solteq Plc Half Year Financial Report 1 January - 30 June 2018

Solteq Plc Stock Exchange Bulletin 10.8.2018 at 8.00 am Solteq Plc Half Year Financial Report 1 January – 30 June 2018 (IFRS) The final phase of the business transformation visible in the result for the second quarter Brief look at January – June 2018 · Revenue totalled 29.1 million euros (26.6 million euros). · EBITDA was 2.6 million euros (1.8 million euros). · The adjusted EBITDA was 2.7 million euros (2,8 million euros). · Operating profit was 1.3 million euros (0.8 million euros). · The adjusted operating profit was 1.4 million euros (1.8 million euros). · Solteq Group’s equity ratio was 32.4 % (34.8 %). · Earnings per share was 0,02 euros (-0,01 euros). · The comparable revenue was 9.6 percent higher than in the comparison period, the drivers for this growth were mainly the acquisitions performed. Continuous services accounted for more than one third of the revenue. · We invest strongly in future growth by focusing on the development of our own cloud-based software products and services. We estimate that this year’s product development investments will amount to EUR 2.0 million. Key figures and ratios +------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+| |4-6/1|4-6/1|Change|1-6/1|1-6/17|Change -%|1-12/17|Rolling 12mo|| |8 |7 |-% |8 | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Revenue, TEUR |14 |13 |5,7 % |29 |26 557|9,6 % |50 720 |53 265 || |232 |469 | |103 | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|EBITDA, TEUR |629 |1 167|-46,1 |2 553|1 830 |39,5 % |2 384 |3 108 || | | |% | | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Adjusted EBITDA, |758 |1 345|-43,7 |2 668|2 840 |-6,1 % |4 177 |4 004 ||TEUR | | |% | | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Operating profit, |24 |651 |-96,3 |1 329|829 |60,2 % |308 |808 ||TEUR | | |% | | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Adjusted operating|153 |829 |-81,6 |1 444|1 840 |-21,5 % |2 101 |1 705 ||profit, TEUR | | |% | | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Profit for the |-305 |114 |-367,8|353 |-178 |98,2 % |-1 514 |-983 ||financial period, | | |% | | | | | ||TEUR | | | | | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Earnings/share, e |-0,02|0,01 |-300,0|0,02 |-0,01 |300,0 % |-0,08 |-0,05 || | | |% | | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Operating profit-%|0,2 |4,8 | |4,6 |3,1 % | |0,6 % |1,5 % || |% |% | |% | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Adjusted operating|1,1 |6,2 | |5,0 |6,9 % | |4,1 % |3,2 % ||profit |% |% | |% | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+|Equity ratio, % |32,4 |34,8 | |32,4 |34,8 %| |33,7 % |31,3 % || |% |% | |% | | | | |+------------------+-----+-----+------+-----+------+---------+-------+------------+ The company has taken the IFRS 15 standard into use on 1 January 2018 retroactively and the comparison figures for 2017 have been adjusted. Olli Väätäinen, CEO of Solteq: The final phase of the business transformation visible in the result for the second quarter Solteq Group’s revenue was EUR 29.1 million in the first half of the year, a 9.6 per cent increase year-on-year. The drivers of this growth were mainly the acquisitions executed in 2017 and the strong demand for digital services. At the same time, the demand for retail systems decreased due to loss of customers, driven by consolidation of the retail industry. Nearly one fifth of the Group’s revenue originated from outside Finland and continuous services accounted for more than one third of the revenue. The Group’s Finnish and Danish business operations performed as expected during the first half of the year. However, the company’s Swedish operations did not achieve the targets set for them and were clearly loss making. The company carried out an efficiency improvement programme in its Swedish business operations, which will result in approximately EUR 1 million annualized cost saving. The cost saving is expected to be fully effective from the beginning of September 2018. In the first half of the year, the company’s adjusted EBITDA was EUR 2.7 million and its adjusted operating profit was EUR 1.4 million. The company’s adjusted operating profit for the second quarter was EUR 0.2 million. The main drivers for the weaker than expected result were the Swedish business operations and the loss provisions made for certain old, nearly completed customer projects due to project delays. Other business operations performed as expected.   We invest strongly in future growth by focusing on the development of our own cloud-based software products and services. We have been especially active in areas that enable us to incorporate artificial intelligence and physical autonomous robotics into our products and services. Business Finland (Tekes) granted the company EUR 1.6 million in loan financing for product development in the above-mentioned areas. At the end of the second quarter, the company expanded its robotics offering to the Pepper service robotics by signing a developer cooperation agreement with SoftBank. We will also continue to develop our own software products and services as well as those we have acquired through acquisitions. The focus of these efforts is mainly smart store system solutions, the optimization of the customer and user experiences in digital services as well as services related to online customer services and customer data management in the energy sector. We estimate that the total product development investments will grow to EUR 2.0 million this year. During the second quarter, the company’s personnel increased by 19 employees and was 569 employees at the end of the review period. During the review period, the company’s personnel increased by 90 employees. Our operations are strongly based on the expertise and competencies of Solteqians. Our reported revenue, EUR 29.1 million, has been calculated in accordance with the IFRS 15 standard. The standard relates to recognizing revenue from contracts with customers.  The new standard was implemented on 1 January 2018 fully retrospectively and the comparable figures for 2017 have been adjusted accordingly. Our comparable revenue during the first half of 2017 was EUR 26.6 million. The Group’s order intake was good in the first half of the year. The business outlook is good for the second half of the current financial year and the company’s profitability is expected to develop positively. Guidance on Group outlook Solteq Group’s adjusted operating profit is expected to grow significantly compared to the financial year 2017. Further information Olli Väätäinen, CEO, tel. +358 50 5578 111Martti Nurminen, CFO, tel. +358 40 751 7194 DISTRIBUTIONNASDAQ OMX HelsinkiMajor mediawww.solteq.com Solteq in brief Solteq is a Nordic industry-independent IT provider and software house that specialises in digital business solutions. Our mission is to simplify the digital world to make a better tomorrow. We are a partner who knows what it takes to win in digital disruption, regardless of our customer’s industry. Our over 550 experts, who work in five countries, develop and implement solutions for clients mainly in the Nordic countries.

Interim report January – June 2018

Catena Media plc (Nasdaq Stockholm: CTM) APRIL – JUNE 2018 (COMPARED WITH APRIL - JUNE 2017) · Revenues increased by 73 percent and totalled EUR 26.1 million (15.1) · EBITDA increased by 93 percent and totalled EUR 12.1 million (6.3), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 46 percent (42) · Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs increased by 52 percent and totalled EUR 12.1 million (8.0), corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 46 percent (53)  · Net cash generated from operating activities was EUR 8.7 million (2.5) · New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 140,154 (91,222), an increase of 54 percent · Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.10 (0.10) before dilution · Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.10 (0.10) after dilution JANUARY – JUNE 2018 (COMPARED WITH JANUARY - JUNE 2017) · Revenues increased by 65 percent and totaled EUR 50.0 million (30.3) · EBITDA increased by 67 percent and totalled EUR 22.5 million (13.5) corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 45 percent (44) · Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs increased by 58 percent and totalled EUR 24.5 million (15.5) corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 49 percent (51)  · Net cash generated from operating activities was EUR 19.0 million (6.5) · New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 273,476 (171,643), an increase of 59 percent · Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.19 (0.19) before dilution · Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.18 (0.18) after dilution “The team and I are strongly motivated to take Catena Media to new heights.” Per Hellberg, CEO SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE SECOND QUARTER · CTM enters Italian sports betting market by acquiring ASAP ITALIA · CTM strengthens its Financial Services vertical by acquiring the US-based premium equity service, TheHammerstone.com · CTM’s new CEO, Per Hellberg, took the reins on 4 June · Increased number of shares and votes in CTM plc, 31 May · CTM establishes position in Australian Financial Services vertical by acquiring assets in premium stock market news and analysis site TheBull.com.au · CTM makes strategic push into global forex with addition of assets in ForexTraders.com  · CTM resolves upon a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets acquired in April 2018  · Increased number of shares and votes in CTM plc in 30 April · CTM acquires assets in gg.co.uk, a well-positioned UK horse racing site  · CTM resolves to implement a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets acquired March 2018   · CTM enters the French market by acquiring assets in top sports betting site ParisSportifs.com · CTM strengthens its Financial Services vertical by acquiring assets in BrokerDeal.de · CTM publishes a bond prospectus and applies for listing of its new bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm  SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE PERIOD · Increased number of shares and votes in CTM plc on 31 July · CTM consolidates its lead in the Financial Services vertical by acquiring the asset of premium Forex industry news website LeapRate.com · CTM resolves upon a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets signed in May 2017, as well as in June 2018  · CTM resolves upon a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets in April 2018 and for the company´s incentive programs  For further information, please contact:    Per Hellberg, CEO, Catena Media plcPhone: +46 709 10 74 10, e-mail: per.hellberg@catenamedia.com Pia-Lena Olofsson, CFO, Catena Media plcPhone: +46 708 58 04 53, e-mail: pia-lena.olofsson@catenamedia.com Åsa Hillsten, Head of IR & Communications, Catena Media plc Phone: +46 700 81 81 17, E-mail: asa.hillsten@catenamedia.com This information is information that Catena Media plc. is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, on 10 August 2018 at 07.00 CET.  About Catena Media Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 350 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden, Italy and Malta (HQ). Total sales in 2017 reached EUR 67.6 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap. Further information is available at www.catenamedia.com 

Altia Plc’s Half-Year Report January–June 2018: Continued stable development despite a demanding operating environment

Altia Plc’s Half-Year Report January–June 2018 Continued stable development despite a demanding operating environment January–June 2018 compared to January–June 2017 · Reported net sales were EUR 160.6 (164.6) million and were impacted by unfavourable currency development · Net sales were -2.4% compared to last year and -0.7% excluding currency impact · Finland & Exports’ net sales slightly above last year · Scandinavia’s net sales were at last year’s level in constant currencies · Net sales in Altia Industrial were below last year’s level · Comparable EBITDA was EUR 13.8 (13.4) million, which is 8.6% (8.2%) of net sales · EBITDA was EUR 9.3 (12.8) million, 5.8% (7.8%) of net sales · Net debt / comparable EBITDA (rolling 12 months) was 1.8 (0.6) April–June 2018 compared to April–June 2017 · Reported net sales were EUR 87.1 (91.3) million and were impacted by unfavourable currency development · Net sales in constant currencies were -2.8% compared to last year · The timing of Easter impacts negatively a year-on-year comparison in the second quarter · Comparable EBITDA was EUR 8.7 (9.2) million, which is 9.9% (10.0%) of net sales · EBITDA was EUR 8.3 (9.0) million, 9.5% (9.9%) of net sales · Guidance remains unchanged Important note: This half-year report has been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as approved by the EU. The figures in the report are unaudited. Key figures +-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+| |Q2 18|Q2 17|H1 18 |H1 17 |2017 |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Net sales, EUR million |87.1 |91.3 |160.6 |164.6 |359.0 |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Comparable EBITDA, EUR million |8.7  |9.2  |13.8  |13.4  |42.4  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|   % of net sales |9.9  |10.0 |8.6  |8.2  |11.8  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|EBITDA, EUR million |8.3  |9.0  |9.3  |12.8  |40.3  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Comparable operating result, EUR million |5.2  |5.6  |6.8  |6.3  |28.2  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|   % of net sales |5.9  |6.1  |4.2  |3.9  |7.8  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Operating result, EUR million |4.8  |5.4  |2.3  |5.7  |26.1  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Result for the period, EUR million |3.6  |3.9  |1.7  |4.7  |18.3  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Earnings per share, EUR |0.10 |0.11 |0.05  |0.13  |0.51  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Net debt / comparable EBITDA, rolling 12 months|1.8  |0.6  |1.8  |0.6  |1.1  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+|Average number of personnel |742  |783  |723  |784  |762  |+-----------------------------------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+ Reconciliation of alternative key ratios to IFRS figures is presented in the appendix on page 29. CEO Pekka Tennilä: We have had a financially stable first half of 2018. Our profitability improved in comparison to previous year despite a demanding operating environment with several external factors affecting Altia’s business, such as the continued unfavourable currency development as well as cost pressures on key raw materials. In January–June reported net sales amounted to EUR 160.6 (164.6) million. Net sales were impacted negatively by EUR 2.9 million due to the weak Swedish krona and Norwegian krone, and by lower net sales in the Altia Industrial segment. Comparable EBITDA was EUR 13.8 (13.4) million. In the first half of the year, the Finland & Exports segment has grown slightly driven mainly by the Finnish retail business and exports. The Scandinavia segment’s net sales were at last year’s level in constant currencies. In total, the sales of beverages (Finland & Exports and Scandinavia segments together) grew by 0.5% in constant currencies. Altia’s spirits sales have been impacted negatively by the generally lower volumes in the retail monopoly in Finland. The currency impact on the net sales of wine is considerable, but we have been able to gain market shares in the monopolies overall. In the Altia Industrial segment, the sales of industrial products are developing positively. However, lower contract manufacturing volumes due to continued phasing in the second quarter have decreased net sales. We expect contract manufacturing volumes to stabilise towards the end of the year. Altia’s second quarter reported net sales were EUR 87.1 (91.3) million. The main reasons for the lower net sales in comparison to last year, are the timing of Easter in Q1 in 2018 and in Q2 in 2017, partner portfolio changes in Sweden, and the continued unfavourable currency development. The negative currency impact on net sales in the second quarter was EUR 1.6 million. Based on Altia’s strategy we focus on our Nordic core brands which are performing well and growing. Further, we continue building distribution in Asia for Larsen Cognac and in the US for Koskenkorva Vodka and O.P. Anderson aquavit. Exports of Koskenkorva Vodka to Russia are progressing well. The addition of the new partner, Garcia Carrion, and their extensive wine portfolio, has improved our market position in the Swedish market. Altia’s own wine brand, Chill Out, has had a good first half of the year. We have revamped the Chill Out design to further sharpen its position in the market. In the Finnish retail channel, we have launched Chill Out wine spritzers, and additional launches include a sugar free Koskenkorva Vichy and a low-alcohol version of Fresita sparkling wine. We are pleased with our product offering in retail, and we will continue to work hard to materialise the retail opportunity in Finland. I am happy to announce that during the summer, Altia entered into a distribution agreement with the Swedish gin distillery, Hernö Gin. Hernö Gin produces a variety of craft gins which have been nominated as the world’s best gin several times. The addition of one of the most aspirational gin brands in the world, as well as premium craft gins to our offering is the right step in developing our offering and partner business. The agreement covers the distribution of Hernö gins in the monopoly markets, the Baltic region and in travel retail. Following this and the addition of the Garcia Carrion portfolio, we have a considerably stronger portfolio in Sweden which will help us to mitigate the unfavourable currency development. The exceptionally dry and warm summer in Finland is expected to have some impact on the barley harvest. Despite demanding conditions, the volume forecast from Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) for the barley crop is -13% in comparison to last year which is far more better than other grain forecasts. However, the extent of the impact on the yield and quality is to be seen during the third quarter. In any case, to ensure the efficiency of the Koskenkorva plant, we are preparing for alternative solutions where possible. For different businesses we have different pricing mechanisms to take into account raw material price changes. Naturally in these circumstances, there is more pressure on pricing in beverages and industrial products, while we will continue a strict cost control and focus on further efficiency improvements. Outlook for 2018 Market outlook The development of the Group’s business operations and profitability are affected by factors such as the market situation and competitive environment, economic outlook, imports by consumers and changes in alcohol taxation. The uncertainty in the eurozone and changes in customers’ buying behaviour are continuing. There is still significant uncertainty related to the development of consumer demand. Raw material prices and currencies are expected to remain volatile. Seasonality Sales in the sector are seasonal, with net sales and operating profit generally being significantly higher in the fourth quarter of the year compared to other quarters. Guidance The positive trend in Altia’s core brand portfolio is expected to continue. Cost increases in key raw materials and expansion in exports will impact profitability development. The unfavourable currency impact of the weak Swedish krona and Norwegian krone is expected to continue. Guidance as published on 23 February 2018 remains unchanged: The Group’s comparable EBITDA is expected to improve or be at the 2017 level. Financial calendar for 2018 Altia will publish the Business Review for January–September on 6 November 2018 at around 8:30 am EET. Helsinki, 9 August 2018Altia PlcBoard of Directors Additional information: Pekka Tennilä, CEOMatti Piri, CFO Contacts: Analysts and investors: Tua Stenius-Örnhjelm, Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 748 8864Media: Petra Gräsbeck, Corporate Communications, tel. +358 40 767 0867 Conference call and audio webcast: Altia will host a conference call and audio webcast for analysts and investors in English on Friday 10 August 2018 at 11 am EET. CEO Pekka Tennilä and CFO Matti Piri will present the Half-Year Report, after which conference call participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Presentation material will be made available before the call begins on Altia’s website at: https://altiagroup.com/investors. Conference call participants are requested to dial in and register a few minutes earlier on the following numbers: -       Finland: +358 981 710 495 -       Sweden: +46 8 566 427 02 -       United Kingdom: +44 203 194 05 52 -       US: +1 855 716 15 97 The conference call can also be followed online. To join the audio webcast, please go to: https://altia.videosync.fi/2018-08-10-q2 A recording of the audio webcast will be available later at Altia’s website: https://altiagroup.com/investors Note: This is a summary of Altia Plc's Half-Year Report for January–June 2018. The complete report is attached to this release and is also available on the company website at https://altiagroup.com/investors. Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki LtdPrincipal mediawww.altiagroup.com

Kindred applies for gambling licence in Sweden

Since its foundation twenty years ago, Kindred Group (previously Unibet Group) has fought for a modern gambling regulation in Sweden, giving consumers the gambling experience they require in a safe and secure environment. An important step in this direction was taken in June when the Swedish Parliament voted to re-regulate the gambling market. Kindred has today formally applied for a gambling licence to operate betting and online gambling services in Sweden, which is in line with the Group’s long-term strategy to operate in locally licenced markets. At the end of the second quarter of 2018, 43 per cent of Gross Winnings Revenue was derived from locally regulated markets. “It is very satisfying that we finally can take this important step towards fair and equal terms within the Swedish market, competing on the same level as other operators. Kindred has always applied great effort to understanding what our customers want, giving them a great experience in a safe and secure environment with the highest responsible gambling standards”, says Henrik Tjärnström, CEO of Kindred Group. “What is even more pleasing is that we can extend our commitment to Swedish society through different sponsorships and partnerships. Already in the days following the Parliament’s ruling in June, we have demonstrated our ambition by signing a twelve-year sponsorship deal with the Swedish Elite Football Association”, continues Henrik Tjärnström. Subject to approval of its licence application, Sweden will become Kindred’s thirteenth locally licenced market.

Tele2 AB: Change to Nomination Committee

Following this change, Tele2’s Nomination Committee comprises Georgi Ganev, appointed by Kinnevik AB, John Hernander, appointed by Nordea Funds, and Hans Ek, appointed by SEB Investment Management AB. Information about the work of the Nomination Committee can be found on Tele2’s corporate website at www.tele2.com.For more information, please contact:Joel Ibson, Head of Public Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 766 26 44 00Erik Strandin Pers, Head of Investor Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 733 41 41 88 _________________________________________________________________________ TELE2’S MISSION IS TO FEARLESSLY LIBERATE PEOPLE TO LIVE A MORE CONNECTED LIFE. We believe the connected life is a better life, and so our aim is to make connectivity increasingly accessible to our customers, no matter where or when they need it. 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 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global IoT solutions. Every day our 17 million customers across eight countries enjoy a fast and wireless experience through our award winning networks. Tele2 has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1996. In 2017, Tele2 generated revenue of SEK 25 billion and reported an adjusted EBITDA of SEK 6.4 billion. For definitions of measures, please see the last pages of the Annual Report 2017. Follow @Tele2group on Twitter for the latest updates.

Nordic Capital acquires Macrobond - one of the leading providers of macroeconomic analytical solutions

Macrobond was founded in 2008 in Malmö, Sweden, with the intention of developing a better way for people to perform economic and financial research. Today, customers include central banks, investment banks, hedge funds, corporates, asset managers and universities. The company is well-positioned in an attractive segment of the global information services market, which is experiencing growth driven by strong industry trends such as productivity, user friendliness and integrated solutions. Macrobond has 156 employees, of which 90 are employed in data acquisition and development teams and offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States.   The company has developed a global and scalable SaaS application that offers an extensive database of macroeconomic and financial time series data coupled with powerful and dynamic analysis and charting tools. The application enables users to access and navigate time-series data and to mine data faster, automate repetitive tasks and simplify the workflow.   “Nordic Capital is one of the most prominent and experienced investors in the fintech sector in the Nordic region and therefore the ideal partner to continue supporting Macrobond’s growth strategy. With our unique database, tailored access and applications, they will support us as we continue to realise our vision to become the platform of choice for people working in financial and economic research worldwide,” says Tomas Liljeborg, CEO, Macrobond.  “The demand of financial big data analysis and visualisation is increasing continuously and Macrobond’s management team has an outstanding proven track record in financial software analytics. We look forward to working with them to expand Macrobond’s offering and its leadership as the platform of choice. With our long-term experience of accelerating growth in companies, we are confident that Nordic Capital is a great partner to support Macrobond on its growth journey," says Fredrik Näslund, Partner at the Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds. The parties have agreed to not disclose the financial details of the transaction. Nordic Capital was advised by a group of leading international advisory firms including Arma Partners and KPMG. Media contacts: Nordic Capital Ellin Ljung, Director of Communication and Sustainability Advisor to the Nordic Capital FundsTel: +46 8 440 50 50e-mail: ellin.ljung@nordiccapital.com Macrobond Tomas Liljeborg, CEOTel: + 46 40 693 1709e-mail: tomas.liljeborg@macrobond.com About Macrobond: Macrobond Financial is a young and rapidly expanding, international company with offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Its flagship product, the Macrobond application, is a single platform that combines an extensive macroeconomic and financial database with easy-to-use tools for analysis and smart data visualisation. The application gives users access to a continuously maintained and updated global database. Data is procured from primary sources such as central banks, statistical agencies, and regulatory agencies as well as international sources such as OECD and IMF. This integrated research solution allows users to go from selecting data to immediately applying a broad range of analyses in a way that is both easy to work with and facilitates customization and full control. With the built-in charting, presentation and online-publishing tools users can deliver professional -looking charts and reports with minimal input and time, and minimize the tasks associated with maintaining and updating publications. Macrobond’s clients are professionals from both small and large private companies, organisations, and governmental institutions around the world. For further information about Macrobond please visit www.macrobond.com About Nordic Capital Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a proven track record. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, Industrial Goods & Services and Consumer & Retail, and key regions are the Nordics, Northern Europe, and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 12 billion in over 100 investments. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund IX with EUR 4.3 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. The Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey and are advised by advisory entities, which are based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com  

SALES LOWER THAN H1 2017 HOWEVER Q2 2018 DEMONSTRATED IMPROVED OVERALL RESULT COMPARED TO Q1 2018

TECNOTREE CORPORATION half year REport 1 JAN – 30 june 2018 (UNAUDITED) Tecnotree is a global provider of IT solutions for the management of services, products, customers and revenue for Communications Service Providers. Tecnotree helps customers to monetise and transform their business towards a marketplace of digital services. Together with its customers, Tecnotree empowers people to self-serve, engage and take control of their own digital life. SALES LOWER THAN H1 2017 HOWEVER Q2 2018 DEMONSTRATED IMPROVED OVERALL RESULT COMPARED TO Q1 2018 Second quarter · Second quarter net sales were EUR 9.8 (15.1) million. · Financial situation and liquidity remain critical. · The adjusted operating result for the quarter was EUR 1.0 (3.6) million and operating result EUR 1.0 (3.1) million. · The adjusted result for the quarter was EUR 0.0 (1.2) million and result EUR 0.0 (0.7) million. · The order book at the end of the period stood at EUR 25.6 (31 December 2017: 26.2) million. · Second quarter cash flow after investments was negative EUR 2.2 (0.6) million. · Earnings per share were EUR 0.0 (0.01). January-June 2018 · Net sales for the review period were EUR 17.4 (27.3) million. · The adjusted operating result was EUR -1.4 (3.7) and the operating result EUR -1.4 (2.9) million. · The adjusted result for the period was negative EUR 2.8 (-0.7) million and the result negative EUR 2.8 (‑1.5) million. · Cash flow after investments for the review period was EUR 2.2 (3.2) million and the company’s cash and cash equivalents were EUR 2.8 (31 December 2017: 2.3) million. · Earnings per share were EUR -0.02 (-0.01).                         1 Adjusted operating result = operating result before one-time costs. Details are given in the section “Result analysis”.2 Adjusted result for the period = result for the period before one-time costs.   With reference to the new guidelines on alternative performance measures issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Tecnotree uses the alternative performance measures “adjusted operating result” and “adjusted result for the period”. These measures are defined in the footnote to the above table. CEO Padma Ravichander: Broader Outlook At the outset, the Q2 results once again reiterates the tenacity of the company in bouncing back from difficult periods. Q1 2018 was one of the toughest period encountered, by the company. The voluntary public tender offer from an investor had a severe impact on the performance of the company. This had resulted in substantial lower revenues and negative financial result during Q1 2018. However, Q2 2018, again demonstrates that the company is slowly but surely coming back on track. Revenue Revenue for Q2 2018 was nearly 10 Me, which is 30% higher than the previous quarter, albeit, lower than Q2 2017. The revenue in Q2 2018, witnessed growth over previous quarter in all regions, with bigger increase in MEA region. Order intake continues to pose challenges and the major customers are concerned about the liquidity position of the company. Frequent public announcements from large shareholder are not helping in allaying customers apprehensions. The wait and watch policy adopted by customers are affecting the new orders coming in company’s way Inspite of above situation, the customers still have unflinched confidence on the company, as evidenced by the recent two major orders placed by Nepal Telecom and a leading operator at Iran Costs The cost optimization plan initiated last year continued this year also. The costs are coming down and are kept under tight control. Productivity optimization is given top priority and consequently, the head count of the company is brought down to 616 at the end of Q2 2018 against 641 at the end of previous quarter This has resulted in keeping the personnel costs under a reasonable level. The company believes in optimizing costs, not just at personnel costs, but also the other operational costs. As a result, the other operating costs were down by 18% in this quarter compared to previous quarter Result As a result of increase in Revenue coupled with reduction in costs, resulted in a positive EBITDA of 1.2 Me in this quarter, against a negative 2.4 Me in the previous quarter. The quick turnaround indicates the inherent strength of the company to endure tough times and bounce back at the earliest opportunity. Our operating environment continues to be challenging one. We operate in countries facing currency exchange and withholding tax issues, and we also continue to be dependent on a few major customers. However, our Maintenance & Support revenue continues to be stable and has significant committed ongoing orders. As the cash positions remain tight and the order backlog needs to improve, the company plans to announce further cost reductions in Opex to improve cash positions in the coming quarters without affecting delivery of licenses and services to its customers. The company still continues to aggressively pursue long term solution to its current financial position. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTY FACTORS The risks and uncertainty factors for Tecnotree are explained in the 2017 Board of Directors’ Report and in the notes to the Financial Statements. Risks and uncertainties in the near future Tecnotree’s risks and uncertainties in the near future relate to financial risk, availability of funding and sufficiency, projects, to their timing, to trade receivables and receivables from construction contracts and to changes in foreign exchange rates. Having sufficient cash funds and the development of net sales are the most significant single risks. The liquidity of the company continues to remain tight and hence the financial situation of the company remains critical. The company continues to be engaged aggressively to collect its receivables from the key customers to secure liquidity. The company’s ability as going concern is dependent on the successful completion of getting new financing. The company is currently negotiating with financiers and the negotiations are on-going and will be continued. The following payment according to the restructuring payment schedule fall due on 31st of December. The stringent financial situation and uncertainty of sufficient funding create uncertainty about obtaining new customers. The company has sales in several countries where the country’s central bank has a shortage of foreign currency. This causes additional delays in payments, costs and even the risk of not receiving payment at all. At the end of June 2018, the Group’s shareholders’ equity of stood at EUR 10.7 million negative. EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE PERIOD Tecnotree announced on 3 July 2018 that the company has received from Viking Acquisition Corp. (“Viking”) on Friday 29 June 2018 an offer and a request to convene an extraordinary General Meeting in respect of the offer. The offer relates to a divestment of assets of the company to Viking and does not include a cash offer for the shares of the company. The offer is preliminary and non-binding. Tecnotree announced on 4 July that Nepal Telecom selects it as the provider of its roaming system and on 9 July on rapid service creation initiative with a key operator in Iran. PROSPECTS IN 2018 The liquidity of the company is extremely tight and the financial situation and liquidity are critical. Balancing the company’s financial situation and optimizing costs continues. The company continues seeking long-term financing, which could be implemented through company or restructuring arrangements. The company’s ability as going concern is dependent on the successful completion of getting new financing. Negotiations are on-going and will be continued. Tecnotree does not provide an estimate for full year 2018 due to several uncertainty factors having impact on customer investments. TECNOTREE CORPORATION Board of Directors FURTHER INFORMATION  Padma Ravichander, CEO, tel +97 156 414 1420Kirsti Parvi, CFO, tel +358 50 5174569 

CYBER1 ENTERS EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE INFONET, A LEADING CYBER SECURITY BUSINESS  IN TURKEY

Cyber Security 1 AB (publ) (“CYBER1”), (Nasdaq:CYB1, OTCQX:CYBNY), a leading supplier of cyber security solutions with operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, has signed an exclusive agreement with Turkish based INFONET to acquire 100% of its product and solutions business. The acquisition is in line with CYBER1’s strategy to expand enterprise product offering in the region.   In London today, CYBER1 announced the signing of Heads of Terms of Agreement pursuant to the acquisition of INFONET BILGI TEKNOLOJILERI TICARET LIMITED (“INFONET”) in Turkey on a cash free, debt free basis, which is expected to close in Q4, 2018 subject to legal, financial and technology due diligence exercises. INFONET is a private limited company with registered offices in Istanbul and Ankara. The transaction will include the acquisition of 100% of the shares in INFONET and the transaction will be completed by CYBER1. The transaction will include the acquisition of 100% of outstanding shares for a consideration of $14,000,000 comprised of $2,800,000 cash and $11,200,000 CYBER1 new issue shares. The number of shares issued will be set at a ‘Strike Price’ of €0.48 (forty-eight-euro-cents). The transaction will be completed by CYBER1. There will be no other impact on CYBER1’s balance sheet.  INFONET is a very well established and profitable Cyber Security Services and product business. INFONET is registered in Turkey with offices in Istanbul and Ankara. The companies are recognised for its excellence as key cyber solution provider and boast several blue-chip clients amongst their customer rosters. With INFONET occupying a key position within the Turkish IT Security market and now celebrating their 23rd year in business, they have been recognised as the leader and one of the most eminent cyber-focused businesses for the past ten years in the Turkish. INFONET, audited by Grant Thornton and advised by PwC, employs thirty-seven full time personnel. INFONET is a private company led by Dr. M. Kemal Ciliz as the Company’s Founder & Chairman. Dr. M. Kemal Ciliz educated in Turkey and U.S.A. is an active entrepreneur in the Turkish IT market and is the founder/investor of various IT start-ups in Internet related technologies in Turkey and USA. Infonet has many man years’ experience in cyber-specific products specifically within the broader industry channels providing cyber resilient solutions across the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Logistics, Education, Manufacturing, Energy and E*Commerce sectors. The business has generated profitable revenues and the final, audited numbers for 2017 show revenues of some $24m and EBITDA of $1.6m. They are key partners for Check Point Software Technologies, Forcepoint, Kaspersky, Trend Micro and RSA Security along with some other leading security vendors selling their products through a robust and resilient network serving a solid corporate customer base. The INFONET acquisition will allow the CYBER1 businesses to grow with improved access to experienced business development and technically experienced cyber personnel in Turkey and beyond and the attractive economies that exist highly educated, experienced, English speaking graduates. Additionally, it gives access to primary client networks and the INFONET acquisition alongside the recent ITWAY acquisitions, will put CYBER1 into the pre-eminent position in both Greece and Turkey, as the leading provider of cyber products and advisory services. Kobus Paulsen, Chairman of CYBER1 commented – “Dr. Ciliz and his team have built a truly remarkable business showing historical and consistent CAGRs of over 20% in key emerging territories. Their hard work will be continued by the CYBER1 Teams, supported by our personnel from around the world, to build further profitable and sustainable revenues and profit contributions. The INFONET Team are a perfect fit for us from both cultural and entrepreneurial perspectives with highly dependable clients and we see immense benefits from our merger. We look forward to these next high growth phases of our businesses, together as one growing family.” Dr. M. Kemal Ciliz, Founder and Chairman of INFONET said “This next phase of our Companies’ developments is crucial to the successful global roll-out of our offerings to a more diversified international client base. We currently serve over 2,000 clients and some 400 active resellers and CYBER1’s diversified geographical footprint will enable us to leverage our expertise and skills into new territories.” For more information about CYBER1, please visit: www.cyber1.com

First patient dosed in phase 1/2 study evaluating SOBI003 for treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA)

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ)  (Sobi™) announces that the first patient has been dosed in the phase 1/2 study SOBI003-001. The study is an open-label, non-controlled, multiple-dose study with the objective of assessing the safety, tolerability and efficacy of SOBI003 in nine children aged 1-6 years for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA), also known as Sanfilippo A syndrome. “Since there is currently no treatment available for MPS IIIA, the initiation of this study is an important first step towards finding a potential treatment for this debilitating disease,” says Milan Zdravkovic, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research & Development at Sobi. “I am very pleased that we were able to enrol the first patient in this important study. We look forward to learning more about how SOBI003 may potentially be able to help patients in the future as we enrol more patients into the study,” says Dr. Paul Harmatz, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland California. The product candidate SOBI003 has been developed in-house by Sobi and is a chemically modified variant of recombinant human sulfamidase, using Sobi’s proprietary glycan modification technology Modifa™. SOBI003 has been granted orphan designation by the European Commission and by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for MPS IIIA. The FDA granted Fast Track status in early 2018. --- About mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA) (Sanfilippo A syndrome)MPS IIIA or Sanfilippo A syndrome is a progressive, life-threatening and rare inherited metabolic disorder affecting children from a young age. MPS IIIA belongs to a group of diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). In MPS IIIA, the body is unable to break down long chains of sugar molecules called heparan sulfate, resulting in the accumulation of heparan sulfate in lysosomes. MPS IIIA mainly affects the central nervous system where it causes severe progressive degeneration.[i]  Up to about 2,000 people are estimated to live with MPS IIIA in the EU and US. The disease is usually identified at three to four years of age and the life-span of an affected child does not usually extend past the end of the second or beginning of the third decade. There is no treatment for MPS IIIA to date. About SOBI003The product candidate SOBI003 is a chemically modified variant of recombinant human sulfamidase, using Sobi’s proprietary glycan modification technology Modifa™, intended as an enzyme replacement therapy to reduce heparan sulfate storage materials in affected cells. SOBI003 is taken up by cells and transported into the lysosomal compartment where heparan sulfate is degraded. The modification of the molecule results in an extended half-life.  SOBI003 was granted orphan designation by the European Commission for MPS IIIA in October 2016 and by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2017. In January 2018, the FDA accepted the investigational new drug application (IND) and granted Fast Track status for SOBI003. About Sobi™Sobi™ is an international speciality healthcare company dedicated to rare diseases. Our vision is to be recognised as a global leader in providing access to innovative treatments that transform lives for individuals with rare diseases. The product portfolio is primarily focused on treatments in Haemophilia and Specialty Care. Partnering in the development and commercialisation of products in specialty care is a key element of our strategy. Sobi has pioneered in biotechnology with world-class capabilities in protein biochemistry and biologics manufacturing. In 2017, Sobi had total revenues of SEK 6.5 billion and approximately 850 employees. The share (STO:SOBI) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information is available at www.sobi.com.For more information please contact Media relations Investor relationsLinda Holmström, Senior Jörgen Winroth, ViceCommunications Manager President, Head of Investor Relations+46 70 873 40 95 +1 347 224 0819, +1 212 579 0506linda.holmstrom@sobi.com  jorgen.winroth@sobi.com  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [i]  Valstar et al. Ann Neurol. 2010;68(6):876-87

Ericsson increasing US investments to support accelerated 5G deployments

To support the accelerated build out of 5G in the United States, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will increase its investment in the market. This series of strategic initiatives will allow Ericsson to operate even closer to its customers, meeting the growing demand for 5G globally and in the region. The investments will fall into two categories: 1) increase research and development work done close to customers in the US and 2) increase flexibility to shorten the timeline for new product introduction and product delivery to customers. This will enable Ericsson to recruit new expertise from the US, complementing the company’s existing highly-skilled employees in the region. Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson, says: “The United States is our largest market, accounting for a quarter of Ericsson’s business over the last seven years. To serve the demand of these fast-moving service providers, we are strengthening our investment in the US to be even closer to our customers and meet their accelerated 5G deployment plans.” Ericsson predicts that 5G subscriptions will reach the 150 million-mark, accounting for 48 percent of all mobile subscriptions in North America by the end of 2023. (Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2018)  Increase R&D in the US In late 2017, Ericsson opened the Austin ASIC Design Center in Austin, Texas, to focus on core microelectronics of 5G radio base stations to accelerate the path to 5G commercialization. The 1,400-square-meter facility (15,000-square-feet) will have 80 employees once fully staffed. Ericsson will also open a new software development center with baseband focus in 2018, employing more than 200 software engineers once fully operational. This facility and its employees will further strengthen Ericsson’s 5G software development. Baseband provides intelligence to the radio access network. It is also the interface between the core network and radio units, processing and forwarding voice calls and internet data to end users. Beginning in 2019, both of these facilities will introduce 5G products and software features into the Ericsson portfolio, and will be available for customers globally, including in the US. Additionally, Ericsson will increase its investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation, employing around 100 specialists in North America by the end of 2018. This team will work on utilizing AI technologies to accelerate automation, examine product road maps and explore new business opportunities. They will focus on boosting the company’s current portfolio, strengthening customer engagements and promote innovation of new disruptive business opportunities. New product introduction and manufacturing in the US To increase flexibility in bringing new products into the market, Ericsson will recruit a dedicated team to work specifically on introducing products for the US market, conducting production engineering, testing/integration and supply preparations on early prototypes. This will be done in close collaboration with US-based R&D resources. To make 5G products available to customers as fast as possible, Ericsson will also begin manufacturing in the US in the fourth quarter of 2018. This will enable Ericsson to operate closer to customers -- providing volume production of next-generation radios and the fast introduction of new products into the US market. Initially, Ericsson will work with a production partner and the first radios for the US will be produced before the end of 2018. NOTES TO EDITORS For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press FOLLOW US: www.twitter.com/ericssonwww.facebook.com/ericssonwww.linkedin.com/company/ericssonwww.youtube.com/ericsson Subscribe to Ericsson press releases here . MORE INFORMATION AT: News Center  media.relations@ericsson.com(+46 10 719 69 92) investor.relations@ericsson.com(+46 10 719 00 00) ABOUT ERICSSON Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

European High Growth Opportunities Securitization Fund requests conversion of convertible bonds

Cereno has received notification from European High Growth Opportunities Securitization Fund regarding conversion of convertible bonds into 540 540 class B shares in Cereno, corresponding to SEK 2 000 000 of the convertible loan. The conversion price per share is SEK 3,7. Upon registration at the Swedish Companies Registration Office, Cereno’s total share capital will amount to SEK 1 216 416,3 and the total number of class B shares will amount to 12 164 163. For more information, please contact:Sten R. Sörensen – CEOTel: +46 733 74 03 74E-mail sten.sorensen@cerenoscientific.comwww.cerenoscientific.com About Cereno Scientific ABCereno Scientific is developing a novel preventive medicine to treat thrombosis-related disease, based on the body’s own intelligent clot-busting system. Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death worldwide. Current therapies are connected to an increased risk of bleeding and, as a result, low effectiveness due to lower dosing levels. In turn, this leads to a high risk of new blood clots. Cereno Scientific’s drug candidate, CS1, is expected to provide a possibility for an effective prevention of thrombosis and a lower risk for serious bleeding complications than with current blood thinning therapies. CS1 is a controlled release formulation of a known compound and, as such, is expected to have a relatively short development time. The Gothenburg-based company is located in AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub and is supported by GU Ventures. Cereno Scientific’s B share has been listed on Spotlight Stock Market since June 2016 with the ticker CRNO B, ISIN SE0008241558. This information is such that Cereno Scientific AB is required to make public in accordance with the EU’s market abuse regulation (MAR). The information was made available publically by the Company’s contact person on August 10th 2018.

SALE OF SHIPS INCLUDING WRITE DOWN OF CERTAIN BOOK VALUES IN Q2 AND GUIDING OF AN EXPECTED LOSS IN H2

Viking Supply Ships AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Viking Supply Ships AB (VSS) has sold its three Icebreakers, Tor Viking, Balder Viking and Vidar Viking to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada. Impact on net result of the sale is estimated at MUSD 274 and will be booked in Q3. The transaction is expected to close by the end of August. VSS will report a first half-year net result to be a loss of MUSD 40, consisting of a loss from the sale of three PSV’s of MUSD 12, write down of book values of the remaining two PSV’s of MUSD 8 and an operating loss of MUSD 20. The offshore supply market was very disappointing throughout the first half year, and the very weak market has caused both fixture rates and utilization to remain on unsatisfactory levels. In addition, the company expects to book a loss of approximately MUSD 18 in relation to the planned sale of Odin Viking, which is expected to be booked in Q3 or Q4. No contract has as of yet been entered into. We expect a continued weak market and an operating loss also for the second half of 2018. Following the above transactions, VSS´ fleet will consist of three Ice-1A and one Ice-1A Super classed AHTS´, one regular AHTS (Odin Viking) and two PSV´s, of which the latter three vessels are actively marketed for sale. VSS will maintain its core competence operating in harsh environment, and through the contract with The Swedish Maritime Authority, VSS will also maintain its icebreaking competence. For further information please contact:   Bengt A. Rem, Chairman, ph. +47 23 11 70 19, e-mail bengt.rem@kistefos.no  Viking Supply Ships AB is a world leading company within offshore and ice-breaking services, with activities primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas. The Company also has the operational and technical management for the five Swedish state owned ice-breakers (Swedish Maritime Administration). The Company’s series B share is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm, Small Cap segment. www.vikingsupply.com. This information is information that Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 16:00 CET on 10 August 2018. 

Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) Interim report Q2 2018

SECOND QUARTER ·  Total revenue from continuing operations was MSEK 92 (81) ·  EBITDA from continuing operations was MSEK -29 (-44) ·  Result after tax including discontinued operations was MSEK -268 (-99) ·  Result after tax per share including discontinued operations was SEK -28.7 (-23.8) YEAR TO DATE ·  Total revenue from continuing operations was MSEK 176 (171) ·  EBITDA from continuing operations was MSEK -60 (-101) ·  Result after tax including discontinued operations was MSEK -353 (-101) ·  Result after tax per share including discontinued operations was SEK -39.5 (-24.5) SUMMARY OF EVENTS IN Q2 ·  EBITDA for Q2 from continuing operations was MSEK -29 (-44). ·  The average fixture rate in Q2 was USD 33,400 (22,000) for the AHTS fleet and USD 0 (0) for the PSV fleet. The average utilization in Q2 was 68% (40) for the AHTS fleet and 0% (0) for the PSV fleet. ·  In late 2016 Viking Supply Ships entered into a strategic cooperation with Sevnor Ltd. to explore future market opportunities in the Russian market. Both parties are satisfied with how the cooperation has worked and have thus decided to further develop the cooperation. As a result, Mr. Tom Babinski, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in Sevnor will as of now also act as CCO for Viking Supply Ships. Viking Supply Ships will as part of the cooperation also provide certain services to Sevnor. ·  Viking Supply Ships has during the second quarter entered into an agreement to sell the three medium sized PSV-vessels Freyja Viking, Nanna Viking and Sol Viking. Because of the sale of the three vessels an impairment loss of MSEK 172 (MUSD 19.7) was recognized on the PSV-fleet during the second quarter. The sale will have no impact on the Group´s liquidity (for further information see note 2 and 5). Viking Supply Ships has a clear ambition to sell the last two vessels and has consequently classified the PSV segment as discontinued operations as of Q2. ·  Morten G. Aggvin was appointed interim CFO in Viking Supply Ships AB and Viking Supply Ships A/S with effect from 1 July 2018. ·  In accordance with the previously communicated decision to relocate the Copenhagen office to Kristiansand, Norway, the existing office in Denmark was closed in late June. However, until the vessels can be formally sold to its new Norwegian entities, Viking Supply Ships A/S will continue to operate its fleet from Copenhagen. A new office has been acquired together with an interim management team. It is expected that the exit from Denmark can be fully completed during second half of 2018. For further information, please contact:   Trond Myklebust, CEO, ph. +47 95 70 31 78, e-mail trond.myklebust@vikingsupply.com  Morten G. Aggvin, Interim CFO, ph. +47 41 04 71 25, e-mail mga@vikingsupply.com  Viking Supply Ships AB is the parent company of a Swedish shipping group with its main office in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Group conducts its business in three segments: Anchor Handling Tug Supply ships (AHTS), Services and Ship Management. The business is focused within offshore and ice-breaking primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas. The Group has approximately 400 employees and its revenue for 2017 amounted to MSEK 331. The Company’s series B share is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm, Small Cap segment. For further information, please visit: www.vikingsupply.com. This information is information that Viking Supply Ships AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 16:10 CET on 10 August 2018.

Aitolampi Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate

The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations ("MAR") (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.  For the purposes of MAR and Article 2 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1055, this announcement is being made on behalf of Kurt Budge, Chief Executive Officer.  13 August 2018 Beowulf Mining plc (“Beowulf” or the “Company”) Aitolampi Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate Beowulf (AIM: BEM; Spotlight: BEO), the mineral exploration and development company, focused on the Kallak magnetite iron ore project and the Åtvidaberg polymetallic exploration licence in Sweden, and its graphite portfolio in Finland, is pleased to announce a Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) for its Aitolampi graphite project in Finland. Aitolampi is part of the Company’s 100 per cent owned Exploration Permit, Pitkäjärvi 1. Highlights: ·  A global Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource (reported in accordance with the JORC Code[1] ) of 19.3 million tonnes (Mt) at 4.5% Total Graphitic Carbon (“TGC”) for 878,000 tonnes (“t”) of contained graphite, reported from all material within the eastern and western lenses which are interpreted above a nominal 3% TGC cut-off grade. ·  A higher-grade Western Zone with an Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource of 9.8 Mt at 5% TGC for 490,000 t of contained graphite. ·  An Eastern Zone with an Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource of 9.5 Mt at 4.1% TGC for 388,000 t of contained graphite. ·  Reporting above a 4% TGC cut-off grade based on the grade-tonnage curve for Aitolampi, gives an Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource of 12.8 Mt at 5% TGC for 639,000 t. ·  The Mineral Resource was estimated by CSA Global PTY Ltd (“CSA Global”) of Australia. ·  To date, the Company has invested over Euros 760,000 in Aitolampi and approximately Euros 1.4 million across its graphite portfolio. Kurt Budge, CEO, commented: “It’s great news for our exploration team to achieve the milestone of a Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate for Aitolampi. It is another building block, to add to the metallurgical testwork results that we have achieved, and highlights the potential of the project to serve the developing battery manufacturing market in Finland and Sweden. “Tonnes are not in short supply at Aitolampi, as evidenced by the maiden 19.3 Mt resource, but it’s pleasing to see a higher-grade five percent TGC Western Zone, that could be the focus for initial production. “Aitolampi is benefited by its location in Finland, a stable political, fiscal, legal and permitting jurisdiction, its access to cheap power, reliable transport infrastructure (roads and ports), a highly skilled workforce, and by Finland’s desire to become a world-class platform for battery manufacturing. “In terms of next steps, we are in the process of tendering a Scoping Study, which will provide a preliminary technical and economic assessment of the project, the output of which we will use to support our discussions with local stakeholders. “In the first half of September, I will be in Finland to support our Finnish team, meeting key decision makers, in Heinävesi and the region, to discuss the Aitolampi project in more detail, and present the Company’s approach to developing a modern and sustainable mining operation in partnership with the community. “We look forward to updating shareholders on our progress in due course.” Aitolampi - Background Aitolampi is in eastern Finland, approximately 13 kilometres north northwest of the town of Heinävesi, and 40 kilometres southwest of the well-established mining town of Outokumpu. Infrastructure in the area is excellent, with road access and good availability of high voltage power. Extract from MRE report prepared by CSA Global The results of the MRE for Aitolampi are shown in the table below:  Table 1 Mineral Resource estimate for Aitolampi as at 20 June 2018  Zone Classification MillionTonnes TGC% S% Contained Graphite ('000s t)Western Indicated 5.5 4.9 5.1 273LensInferred 4.3 5.1 5.2 217Indicated 9.8 5.0 5.1 490+ InferredEastern Indicated 1.8 4.1  4.4 74LensInferred 7.7 4.1 4.5 314Indicated 9.5 4.1 4.5 388+ InferredTotal Indicated 7.3 4.7 4.9 347Inferred 12.0 4.4 4.8 532Indicated 19.3 4.5 4.8 878+ Inferred Note: The Mineral Resource was estimated within constraining wireframe solids defined within the logged graphitic schist host unit and nominally above a 3% TGC cut-off. The Mineral Resource is reported from all blocks within these wireframe solids. Differences may occur due to rounding. Graphite mineralisation occurs disseminated in moderately-dipping and probably folded layers of graphite schist within quartzo-felspathic gneiss. Samples were obtained from diamond core drilling (“DD”). The quality of drilling/sampling and analysis, as assessed by CSA Global, is of an acceptable standard for use in a publicly reportable MRE (as per the JORC Code). Graphitic carbon was analysed using a standard induction furnace infrared absorption method by ALS’ laboratories in Finland. Grade estimation was completed using Ordinary Kriging and checked using an inverse distance weighting to the power of two estimate. The Mineral Resource was estimated within constraining wireframe solids interpreted using the logged graphite schist intersections and with reference to a nominal 3% TGC cut-off. The Mineral Resource is quoted from all classified blocks within these wireframe solids. The estimate was classified as Indicated and Inferred based on surface mapping, geophysical information, drill hole sample analytical results, drill hole logging, and assigned density values based on density measurements. Roughly 25% of the interpreted mineralisation is extrapolated away from the drilling data. The likelihood of eventual economic extraction was considered in terms of possible open pit mining, likely product specifications, possible product marketability and potentially favourable logistics and it is concluded that Aitolampi is an Industrial Mineral Resource in terms of Clause 49 of the JORC Code. Metallurgical testwork results support the Mineral Resource classification. The flotation testwork on three diamond drill core composites demonstrated that approximately 10-20% of the liberated flakes are larger than 180 μm (100 mesh), approximately 30% are in the range 106-180 micron and approximately 50-60% are smaller than 106 micron and that final overall concentrate grades are in the range of approximately 96-98% carbon. Recoveries are in the range of 78-92%. Sample 17001 from lower and higher-grade intersections in the east domain returned the lowest amount of fine flake <106 micron, which suggests that concentrate quality may vary according to grade domains. The conventional flotation process produced flake graphite concentrates of good quality, potentially for markets such as brake lining pads, lubrication, refractories and batteries. The available process testwork in conjunction with drill sample observations from the remainder of the deposit supports the classification of the Aitolampi deposit as an Industrial Mineral Resource in terms of Clause 49 of the JORC Code. CSA Global has concluded that the work at the Aitolampi Project has generally been completed to a high standard and has demonstrated that the Mineral Resource at the deposit has reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction. Drilling During 2017 and 2018, a total of 2,770.7 metres (“m”) was drilled, comprising 18 diamond drill holes.  Drilling shows that mineralisation has a strike length of at least 350m along the Eastern Zone (the Eastern electro-magnetic (“EM”) anomaly extends for 700m) and a strike length of at least 150m along the Western Zone (the Western conductive zone extends for at least 300m). Mineralisation for all zones remains open along strike and at depth.  Within the Company’s Pitkäjärvi licence area, several extensive EM conductors, associated with graphite observed in surface outcrops, have yet to be drilled, are prospective for graphite mineralisation, and offer potential upside. Marketing Assessment In late 2017, ProGraphite Gmbh (“ProGraphite”), based in Germany, completed advanced metallurgical testwork and market assessment for the Company, to determine the suitability of Aitolampi concentrates for different market applications. ProGraphite specialises in the processing and evaluation of graphite materials. The following tests were undertaken: ·  Concentrate Product Characterisation (LOI/Fixed carbon on concentrate and mesh fractions, bulk densities, Specific Surfaces Analysis (SSA), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Inductively Coupled Plasma (“ICP”) analysis, and X-ray Diffraction (“XRD”) analysis; ·  Purification Processing (Acid purification, Alkaline purification, and ICP analysis on purified graphite); and ·  Production of Expandable Graphite. The following results were achieved: ·  Results show that both acid and alkaline purification methods can produce a very clean concentrate of greater than 99.41% Total Carbon (“C(t)”). ·  The alkaline method, using standard formulation, produced the highest grades, 99.82% C(t) for the -100-mesh concentrate, and 99.86% C(t) for the +100-mesh concentrate. ·  Results obtained from acid purification reached 99.6% C(t) for the +100-mesh fraction. ·  The alkaline and acid purification results indicate that, with some process optimisation, Aitolampi concentrates may meet the purity specification of 99.95% C(t) required for the lithium ion battery market. ·  There is also a good market for the -100 mesh and greater than 95% C(t) concentrate. ·  Carbon content in all fractions, including the fines, is very high and ranges from 96.25 to 97.61% C(t). The demand is significant for fine graphite with high carbon, across various applications. ·  Aitolampi graphite shows high crystallinity, with the degree of graphitisation measuring approximately 98%, which is almost perfect crystallinity, and an important consideration for battery manufacturers seeking high energy density in cells. ·  Volatiles are low which is an attractive product attribute, and often a pre-condition, in many applications, including refractories, lubricants, crucibles, and foundries. ·  SSA is comparable to that of high quality flake graphite from China. ·  Oxidation behaviour, tested with TGA analysis, is comparable with Chinese graphite of the same flake size, used for refractories, and other high temperature applications. ·  ICP analysis, for elemental impurities in the alkaline purified concentrate, showed that impurities could be reduced to significantly lower levels by intensifying purification, optimising the amount of chemicals used and process parameters, such as reaction time and temperature. Project Development Pöyry Finland Oy ("Pöyry") has completed an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment ("ESIA") Roadmap, a detailed plan for undertaking a comprehensive ESIA study. The Company selected Pöyry for the roadmap, as it is one of the leading environmental consultants in the Finnish mining sector, participating in most mining projects being undertaken in Finland. In Spring 2018, the Company initiated baseline environmental surveys for endangered animals, birdlife and vegetation and is planning to start baseline water quality monitoring. The Company is also in the process of tendering a Scoping Study contract for Aitolampi. The Study will provide a preliminary assessment of the technical and economic feasibility of developing a mining operation at Aitolampi. Finnish Battery Manufacturing Initiatives On 25 April 2018, the Company announced its involvement in a Cooperation Network of existing and new entrant raw materials suppliers to the emerging battery manufacturing industry in Finland.  The Cooperation Network includes the cities of Vaasa and Kokkola; Freeport Cobalt, the world's largest cobalt refinery and producer of battery chemicals; Nornickel, the producer of world-class nickel metals and nickel chemicals in Harjavalta; Terrafame Group, the parent company of Terrafame, producing nickel, zinc, cobalt and copper in Sotkamo; Keliber, which is preparing to start lithium production in Kaustinen and Kokkola; as well as Beowulf, the 100 per cent owner of the Aitolampi graphite deposit. The official announcement regarding the Cooperation Network, dated 24 April 2018, and titled "The battery industry has enormous potential to become Finland's new success story. The Vaasa battery factory project has brought together a large nationwide network of cooperation partners" can be viewed at: https://www.gigafactory.fi/press-20180424-en  In addition, Fennoscandian was granted Euros 161,000 by Business Finland for a research project entitled "Green Minerals - Graphite, Exploration to Products".  The project runs from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019 and has a total budget of Euros 323,750.  The Company will contribute the balance of the funding. Competent Person Review The in situ 2018 Mineral Resource for the Aitolampi Graphite Project is based on information compiled by Mr Grant Louw, under the direction and supervision of Dr Andrew Scogings, who are both full time employees of CSA Global Pty Ltd. Dr Scogings takes overall responsibility for the report. Dr Scogings PhD Geology, MAIG, MAusIMM, RPGeo (Industrial Minerals) is a Member of both the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and has sufficient experience, which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration, and to the activity he is undertaking, to qualify as a Competent Person in terms of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Ore Reserves’ (JORC Code 2012). Dr Scogings consents to the inclusion of such information in this announcement in the form and context in which it appears. Dr Andrew Scogings approves the disclosure of technical information in the form and context in which it appears in this announcement, in his capacity as a Competent Person ("CP"), as required under the AIM rules.  Dr Scogings is a geologist with more than 25 years' experience in industrial minerals exploration, product development and sales management.  Andrew has published papers on reporting requirements of the JORC Code 2012, with specific reference to Table 1 and Clauses 18 and 19 (industrial mineral Exploration Results) and Clause 49 (industrial mineral specifications). He has published numerous articles on industrial minerals, addressing aspects of QA/QC, bulk density methods and petrography for industrial minerals exploration. He was recently senior author of two significant reviews: Natural Graphite Report - strategic outlook to 2020 and Drilling grade barite - Supply, Demand & Markets published in 2015 by Industrial Minerals Research (UK), and has co-authored several papers ranking global graphite exploration projects. Andrew is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (RP Geo. Industrial Minerals) with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Enquiries: Beowulf Mining plcKurt Budge, Chief Executive Officer Tel: +44 (0) 20 3771 6993Cantor Fitzgerald Europe(Nominated Adviser & Broker)David Porter / Peter Malovany Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 7000Blytheweigh  Tim Blythe / Megan Ray Tel: +44 (0) 20 7138 3204 Cautionary Statement Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to the Company’s current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of Beowulf. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where Beowulf operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) Beowulf’s continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards iron ore. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. Beowulf assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecasts. Glossary: Micron - a unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre. Mesh size - the number of openings in a one US inch of screen is the mesh size e.g. a 4-mesh screen means there are four squares across one linear inch of screen.  A 100-mesh screen has 100 openings, and so on.  As the number describing the mesh size increases, the size of the particles passing through the mesh decreases.  Higher numbers equal finer material.  Mesh size is not a precise measurement of particle size.  If minus (-) and plus (+) plus signs are shown when describing mesh sizes, this is best explained with an example: -200-mesh would mean that all particles smaller than 200-mesh would pass through. +200 mesh means that all the particles 200-mesh or larger are retained. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1]  Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. The JORC Code, 2012 Edition. Prepared by: The Joint Ore Reserves Committee of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Institute of Geoscientists and Minerals Council of Australia (JORC).

Q2 2018: Regained business momentum and strong margin improvement

Highlights and significant events in the second quarter• Net sales increase from MSEK 119 to MSEK 153 compared to the previous quarter and improvement of EBITDA margin quarter-over-quarter from 14% to 28%• Market introduction of Probi® Osteo, the new premium concept in bone health and osteoporosis, at Probi’s 6th Annual Partner Conference• Probi receives a 2018 NutraIngredients Award for its promising research results on the prevention of gluten intolerance in children Financial overview MSEK   H1 2018   H1 2017   Full-year 2017     Net sales   272.4   359.4   612.2Net sales growth, constant   -23.9%   118.3%   38.2%currency, %Gross margin, %   44.8%   48.0%   45.4%EBITDA   59.9   107.1   157.3EBITDA margin, %   22.0%   29.8%   25.7%Operating profit (EBIT)   32.6   79.8   104.1Net income   24.3   59.3   69.1Earnings per share before and   2.13   5.21   6.06after dilution, SEKShare price on closing day, SEK   362.80   580.00   340.00Market cap on closing day   4,133.8   6,608.6   3,874.0See note 5 for definitions of            ratios not defined according toIFRS  Invitation to TeleconferenceDate: 13 August 2018Time: 10:00 a.m.Phone: +46 8 56 64 26 64Participants from Probi:Jörn Andreas, CFOThe presentation is available at www.probi.com and www.financialhearings.com ContactsOle Søgaard Andersen, CEO:Phone: +46 46 286 89 40E-mail: ole.sogaard.andersen@probi.com Jörn Andreas, CFO:Phone: +46 46 286 89 41E-mail: jorn.andreas@probi.com This information is information that Probi AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. Theinformation was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 8:00 a.m. CET on 13 August 2018. This a translation of the Swedish version of the interim report. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails. About ProbiProbi AB is a Swedish publicly traded bioengineering company. The vision of Probi is to help people live healthier lives by delivering effective and well-documented probiotics, with proven health benefits based on scientific research.Founded by scientists in Sweden in 1991, Probi is a multinational company with four sites, active in more than 40 markets around the world and holding over 400 patents worldwide. In 2017, Probi had net sales of MSEK 612. The Probi share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap. Probi has about 5,000 shareholders.probi.com

Cantargia presents update on the CANFOUR clinical trial and phase IIa preparations

So far, 15 patients have received therapy in the phase I safety part of the study, and generally the immuno-oncology antibody CAN04, targeting IL1RAP, has been well tolerated. Notably, a maximum tolerated dose or recommended phase IIa dose has not yet been established. Therefore a few more patients will be included, with results from the phase I part thereby expected in Q4 2018. The phase IIa part is also expected to start in Q4 2018, investigating efficacy of CAN04 as both monotherapy as well as combination therapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or pancreatic cancer. The first patient in the study started therapy in September 2017. The phase I part was originally estimated to include 15-20 patients with NSCLC, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer or triple negative breast cancer over a period of 12 months. The primary objective of the trial is to investigate safety and thereby establish a recommended phase II dose. At this stage, a maximum tolerated dose has not been reached, and the recommended phase II dose is not yet established. Therefore, a few more patients will be included, and results are planned to be communicated during Q4 2018. CAN04 has generally been well tolerated, the most common side effect is an infusion related reaction during the first infusion and resolving within a few hours, a side effect often observed with antibody therapy. The phase IIa part is planned to be initiated in Q4 2018. This part will focus on patients with NSCLC or pancreatic cancer. Besides monotherapy in these indications, combination therapies are planned to be investigated. In NSCLC, a combination will be performed with the standard therapy cisplatin/gemcitabine in patients not previously treated with chemotherapy, and with the standard therapy gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel in patients with pancreatic cancer. It is estimated that the recruitment in the phase IIa part will take 12 months, with results available early 2020. The phase I part includes five clinical centres in four countries and the phase IIa part is planned to include approximately 20 centres in six to seven countries. ”We are very pleased with the outcome of the CANFOUR trial so far. Patient recruitment has essentially followed communicated timelines, the safety profile of CAN04 is good, and preclinical results support combination therapies. There is a need to study more patients than initially planned, leading to a more extensive phase I part. The data generated will strengthen the phase IIa part”, said Göran Forsberg, CEO of Cantargia. For further information, please contact Göran Forsberg, CEOTelephone: +46 (0)46-275 62 60E-mail: goran.forsberg@cantargia.com This is information that Cantargia AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 8:30 CET on 13 August 2018. About Cantargia Cantargia AB (publ), reg.no. 556791-6019, is a biotech company that is developing antibody-based treatments for life-threatening diseases. The original discovery by the research team behind Cantargia was the overexpression of a specific target molecule, interleukin 1 receptor accessory protein (IL1RAP) in leukemic stem cells. Subsequent research has also identified IL1RAP in many other forms of cancer. The company’s main project, the CAN04 (nidanilimab) antibody targeted against IL1RAP, is being studied in the CANFOUR clinical phase I/IIa study, where the primary focus is on non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. CAN04 (nidanilimab) has two modes of action: it blocks the function of IL1RAP and stimulates the immune system to destroy tumor cells. Cantargia’s second project, currently in the research phase, is aimed at developing an IL1RAP-binding antibody that is optimized for treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Cantargia is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier (ticker: CANTA). Sedermera Fondkommission is the company’s Certified Adviser. More information about Cantargia is available at http://www.cantargia.com. About CANFOUR The CANFOUR trial includes an initial phase I part to assess safety and tolerability of weekly CAN04 in patients with relapsed or refractory non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic, breast or colorectal cancer in order to define the Maximum Tolerated Dose/Recommended Phase 2 Dose using a 3+3 dose escalation design. In the second part (phase IIa), CAN04 will be administered to a larger number of patients, with the aim to evaluate clinical activity and to further document safety. Additional information can be found at: ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03267316 )

Kährs Group acquires Ehrenborg

Through the acquisition of Ehrenborg, Kährs Group strengthens its sales and distribution to customers in commercial projects and broadens its product portfolio with new products in project sales. The companies have been cooperating for a long time as Ehrenborg is responsible for the sales of Upofloor, Kährs Group’s brand for resilient flooring, in the Scandinavian market. "We are very pleased that Ehrenborg now becomes part of Kährs Group. By integrating distribution, we add valuable expertise and experience as well as new interesting product groups, all in line with our aim to develop project sales", says Christer Persson, President and CEO of Kährs Group. "We look forward to continuing to develop and strengthen Ehrenborg's operations together with Kährs Group. We share the same values regarding quality, environmental awareness, trends and customer relations, which have always been important drivers for Ehrenborg", says Jörgen Warsell, Managing Director of Ehrenborg. The takeover has been carried out with immediate effect. For further information, please contact:Christer Persson, President and CEO, tel: +46 70 271 20 14Helén Johansson, Corporate Communication, tel: +46 70 364 60 30 About EhrenborgEhrenborg is one of the leading distributors in the Scandinavian market for flooring in public areas, with offices in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malmö, Copenhagen and Oslo. Ehrenborg, that cooperates with established flooring manufacturers, with quality as its guiding principle, has its own sales force focusing on municipalities, architects, interior designers, contractors and chain companies. Ehrenborg has 29 employees. www.ehrenborg.se  About Kährs GroupKährs Group is a Europe-leading flooring manufacturer in hardwood and resilient flooring with several strong brands in its product portfolio, including Kährs, Karelia and Upofloor. Kährs’ innovations have shaped the industry throughout history and the company is dedicated to providing private, commercial and public spaces with environmentally sound and long-lasting flooring solutions. Kährs Group, which delivers products to more than 70 countries, is the market leader in Sweden, Finland and Russia and holds a strong position in other key markets, such as Norway, the UK and Germany. The Group has approximately 1,700 employees and annual sales of more than SEK 3 billion. www.kahrsgroup.com

New international business centre – Stockholm South Business District – to be developed in Flemingsberg

On Monday 13 August, the Municipal Executive Board in Huddinge decided to approve an letter of intent between the municipality and the consortium, in which the real estate company Fabege AB has a leading role. This signals the start of an exciting journey, which will transform the current Flemingsberg over the course of the next 10 years. International town open to everyone The aim of the collaboration is to renew and develop Flemingsberg’s station area and associated areas to create a venue for 50,000 jobs, 50,000 residents and 50,000 visitors in Flemingsberg. A venue where knowledge and creativity combine with business, local residents and visitors to create sustainable growth in an open and inviting environment. -          “This is a gigantic development project, one of the largest in Sweden in fact, which will makeFlemingsberg a real centre in southern Stockholm. We are planning for thousands of new workplaces and housing in an attractive urban environment, says Daniel Dronjak, Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board.” Broad support enables strong regional and national development Today, Flemingsberg is already a location that brings together higher education, world-leading research, government agencies and companies. Flemingsberg is therefore designated as a regional centre and promoted as an obvious hub for the infrastructure of tomorrow. With regional and national investments already approved and the local conditions that are already in place, Flemingsberg has unique opportunities to grow and create a balance in the Stockholm region. -        “A powerful option to the southern side of Stockholm will not only create jobs and local growth, but also better balance and competitiveness for the entire Stockholm region, The new Stockholm South Business District will provide a real boost, not only for Huddinge and Stockholm, but for all of Sweden,” according to Daniel Dronjak. The consortium currently consists of Fabege and WA Fastigheter, both of which focus heavily on urban development. The latter also owns property in the area in question. -        “Together with Huddinge Municipality and other stakeholders, we want to transform the Flemingsberg area from being a strong regional centre into a dynamic international star,” says Klaus Hansen Vikström, CEO of the consortium. Further information and details about the planning work and the rest of the process will be published on an ongoing basis. The final decision regarding the letter of intent will be taken by the Municipal Council on 20 August. In terms of Fabege’s interests, large-scale investments will be made at the earliest in 2021/2022, which is when planning permission is expected to be approved.

Handicare Group appoints Staffan Ternström as new President and CEO

Staffan Ternström has a solid background as an accomplished commercial leader in medical devices. For the past four years, he has worked as EVP Global Commercial and Strategy for Mölnlycke Healthcare. Prior to that, he spent nearly 25 years in various positions within Johnson & Johnson including President Cordis EMEA, VP Emerging Markets, DACH and Nordics, and other senior positions based in Belgium as well as in Sweden. Staffan Ternström was born in 1965 and is a graduate in Business Administration of the University of Gothenburg.  “On behalf of the Board, I want to welcome Staffan to the position as President and CEO of Handicare Group. In Staffan Ternström, Handicare has found a President and CEO who in his previous positions has demonstrated strong leadership and strategic skills and who is well acquainted with global businesses within the field of medical devices,” says Lars Marcher, Chairman of the Board of Handicare Group AB. Staffan Ternström will start as President and CEO on August 14 2018.   Press contact: Lars Marcher Tel: + 45 5136 2490   lm@ambu.com  Boel SundvallTel: +46 723 747 487  boel.sundvall@handicare.com This information is information that Handicare Group AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 18:45 CET on 13 August 2018.  About Handicare Handicare offers solutions to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people, and to facilitate for their care providers and family. The offering encompasses a comprehensive range of curved and straight stairlifts, transfer, lifting and repositioning aids, vehicle adaptations and medical equipment. Handicare is a global company with sales in more than 20 countries and is a market leader in this field. The head office is in Stockholm, Sweden and manufacturing is located at six sites distributed across North America, Asia and Europe. In the 12-month period to March 2018, revenue amounted to MEUR 283 and the adjusted EBITA margin was 8.7%. Employees numbered around 1,200 and the share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, see www.handicaregroup.com.

Audited revenue 2017 for core holdings of Loudspring Plc and update on Nocart

THE COMBINED REVENUE OF LOUDSPRING CORE HOLDING COMPANIES GREW BY 72% DURING 2017 (AUDITED). Loudspring Plc has received the audited annual accounts of its core holdings. The combined revenue of core holdings (Swap.com Services, Nuuka Solutions, Enersize, Eagle filters, Sofi filtration, ResQ Club and Nocart) for 2017 was 45 609 618€ (audited). The combined revenue for core holdings has continued its growth during 2017. Revenue is highly dependent on Nocart and for the most part, 2017 its revenue is in receivables. The core portfolio revenue growth for 2013 – 2017 is presented in the graph below.  The audited revenue and net profit/loss for Loudspring core holdings in 2017 was as follows: Company Revenue 2017 (EUR) Net profit 2017 Net profit 2016 (EUR) (EUR)Swap.com 14 210 729 -18 985 956 -17 337 501ServicesOyNuuka 433 298 -455 191 -387 133SolutionsOyEnersize 223 989 -1 820 407 -335 010OyNocart Oy 28 199 548(previous 595 306 (previous 3 122 374 estimate:30 505 521 estimate: 2 426 ) 384)Sofi 388 416 -226 819 -16 531FiltrationOyEagle 1 854 113 -151 522 293 397Filters OyResq Club 299 525 -1 315 103 -475 621OyTotal 45 609 618 -22 359 691 -15 136 026 Comments regarding Nocart’s situation Nocart has experienced delays in its African projects, and the slow realization of receivables has had a direct impact on the company’s cash flow. During the last months Nocart has secured additional funding but it still requires, and is negotiating, further funding with investors to bridge payments from pending projects. Nocart states in its annual report the following: Currently the majority of the company’s business is coming from big projects in Africa and Asia. Nocart is also working on smaller deliveries and projects where contracts are being finalized. With these smaller projects Nocart is striving to move away from relying solely on big, single projects. Nocart’s revenue was 28 million euros in 2017, 134% growth from 2016. The revenue continued its strong growth, although the growth was somewhat smaller than previous years. Nocart’s net result continued to be positive despite the strong growth. The result improved from 2016 when the credit loss correction made to the shareholder’s equity 2017 is taken into account. The revenue recognition for 2017 has been done with prudence due to the receivables in Africa. Nocart published the following press release today: Nocart’s 35 MW waste-to-energy plant deal in Kenya confirmed Nocart’s 35 MW waste-to-energy plant deal in Kenya has been confirmed. Nocart has previously signed a sales contract for the delivery of a waste-to-energy plant but the advancement of the project has been awaiting completion of the buyer’s permitting processes and PPA-contract process. The purchase price of the plant is 62 MEUR. In addition, Nocart is involved in the project as a co-owner (35%) of the founded IPP (Independent Power Producer) power plant company. The IPP company has a 20-year contract for selling electricity to Kenya’s national grid. The permitting processes and PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) -process for the plant have now been completed and the plant’s financing arrangements are currently being finalized. The plant will be constructed in multiple stages with the first 10MW of the project being completed by the end of 2020 and the remaining 25MW being completed in the beginning of 2023. The project marks a significant starting point for the use of Nocart’s gasification technology and this particular waste-to-energy project is the first of its kind in Africa in terms of its type and size. Land for the plant has been acquired and construction work on the land area has begun. Other preliminary construction work for the project has also been conducted, with the actual preparation of the power plant technology estimated to start later in the fall of 2018. The CEO of Nocart, Vesa Korhonen comments: “This is a significant opening in many respects. We have, together with our local partner, been able to complete the challenging PPA-process successfully. This also constitutes an important starting point for our waste-to-energy technology. We are now able to make energy from waste in a commercially viable, profitable way. This is also a big step forward for our PPA-business model.“

Minesto completes initial commissioning trials of its DG500 marine energy kite

The results of the initial commissioning tests have been analysed and the main conclusion is that Minesto’s DG500 marine energy kite, which produces renewable energy from tidal streams and ocean currents, is ready to commence “flying” full subsea trajectories. Commenting on the progress, Minesto’s Chief Operating Officer David Collier said: “This is a very significant step towards our ultimate goal of proving the complete DG500 system. I am very proud of the team as this accomplishment has been made possible only by the hard work and endeavour of everyone that has been involved in the design and development of the Deep Green technology over a number of years. The commissioning efforts have been performed in a safe and robust manner, which is especially important considering the many innovations involved in this first-of-its-kind project”. Minesto will next continue the commissioning program of the DG500 device to achieve the milestones of flying full subsea trajectories and verifying the power take-off system and electricity generation. For additional information please contact: Magnus MatssonCommunications Manager, Minesto AB+46 31 774 14 88press@minesto.com About Minesto Minesto is a marine energy technology company with the mission to minimise the global carbon footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial power production from the ocean. Minesto’s award winning and patented product, Deep Green, is the only verified marine power plant that operates cost efficiently in areas with low-flow tidal streams and ocean currents. In May 2015, Minesto secured a €13m investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, for the commercial rollout of Deep Green. Minesto was founded in 2007 and has operations in Sweden, Wales, Northern Ireland and Taiwan. The major shareholders in Minesto are BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology. The Minesto share (MINEST) is traded on the Nasdaq First North Stockholm stock exchange, with G&W Fondkommission as Certified Adviser. Read more about Minesto at www.minesto.com Press images and other media material is available for download via bit.ly/minestomedia.

Gaming Innovation Group reports Q2 2018

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) reports EUR 36.9 million in revenues in Q2 2018, a 39% increase over Q2 2017. EBITDA for Q2 2018 was EUR 1.7 million, compared to EUR 1.9 million in Q2 2017. In Q2, GiG entered the largest category in iGaming, sports betting, with a portfolio of products and the launch of the new sportsbook on Rizk.com. The Company’s platform service, GiG Core, was licensed in the regulated US market of New Jersey and operations started through our partnership with Hard Rock International. “GiG has invested significantly to expand across all verticals of iGaming. We are building to become the one stop shop for every company serious about its iGaming business. With the majority of the heavy-lifting behind us and the strongest season ahead of us, we should see growth in both revenues and profits in the coming quarters, while working towards our goal of becoming the largest full service company to the iGaming industry”, says Robin Reed, CEO of GiG. Financial highlights Q2 2018 · Operating revenues of EUR 36.9 million, up by 39% from Q2 2017 · Organic revenue growth of 30% compared to Q2 2017 · EBITDA of EUR 1.7 million, compared to EUR 1.9 million in Q2 2017 · B2B revenues of EUR 15.6 million, up by 84% from Q2 2017 · B2C revenues of EUR 24.2 million, up by 20% from Q2 2017 · Marketing expenses of EUR 13.2 (11.1) million, 36% of total revenues, down from 42% in Q2 2017 Operational highlights · Media Services reached quarterly all-time-high revenues of EUR 8.7 million, 99% growth from Q2 2017 · New Sport Betting Services launched, live on in-house operator Rizk.com, offered to clients from July · GiG Core, part of Platform Services, licensed in New Jersey (US), live with HardRockCasino.com · GiG Comply: new website monitoring compliance tool developed and ready for launch in September, two external customers expected to sign soon · Process for listing at NASDAQ Stockholm proceeding according to plan Outlook · Strategic initiatives expected to improve profitability for Gaming Operators · Expecting to sign new clients with Sport Betting Services and GiG Comply in Q3 · Launching first proprietary game in H2 2018 · Full year 2018 guidance, revenues EUR 155 - 162 million, EBITDA EUR 16 - 20 million Investor presentation and webcast: The Company will present the Q2 2018 financial results on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 10:00 CEST at Høyres Hus Konferanse & Selskapslokaler, Stortingsgaten 20, 0161 Oslo. The presentation will be given by CEO Robin Reed and it will be transferred via webcast: http://webtv.hegnar.no/presentation.php?webcastId=92025557 For further information, contact: Robin Reed, CEO, +356 9999 0382 (Robin@gig.com) About GIG: Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group's vision is "To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all". Through our eco-system of products and services, we are connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG. For more information about the Company and our services: https://www.gig.com/ https://www.guts.comhttps://www.betspin.comhttps://www.rizk.comhttps://www.thrills.comhttps://www.kaboo.comhttps://www.superlenny.comhttps://www.highroller.com  

OV predicts drug efficacy in breast cancer patients. New study on cornerstone drug epirubicin published in “Breast Cancer Research and Treatment”

Epirubicin is an anthracycline and like its sister molecule doxorubicin a cornerstone in the treatment of primary and advanced breast cancer. In primary breast cancer epirubicin or doxorubicin are part of the adjuvant therapy given after surgery to prevent later recurrence. In advancer breast cancer usually about 50% will benefit with a reduction in their tumor size. Until now there has been no method to find out who will benefit and who will not. The current study looked at 140 consecutive patients receiving epirubicin to evaluate Oncology Ventures anthracycline Drug Response Predictor (DRP®). The DRP was significantly associated to Time to Progression (TTP). TTP is a measure of the time from start of treatment to progression of the disease. The estimated median time to progression (TTP) for a patient with a DRP value of 25% was 7 months versus 13 months for a patient with a DRP value of 75%. Hazard Ratio was 0.55 for a 50% points difference in DRP score meaning that the patient has a statistically significant and clinically relevant longer benefit (TTP) of the drug at a DRP score of 75 compared to a DRP score of 25. Data from this study substantiates a pool of previous retrospective/prospective DRP data from OV and the presented clinical validation provides a strong tool to be applied in clinical studies of OV’s liposomal doxorubicin – where patients tumor tissue can be measured by the DRP method for likelihood of response ahead of entering a 2X-111 study. Oncology Venture’s 2X-111 is a GSH-liposomal- doxorubicin product for breast and brain cancer. After finalization of manufacturing 2X-111 will be developed in two focused Phase 2 trials in metastatic breast cancer and in Glioblastoma.   “Oncology Ventures proprietary Drug Response Prediction - DRP - technology again provides strong and convincing data on its ability to match patients with effective drugs. I feel confident by these epirubicin results that we will be able to develop 2X-111 as a very effective drug for breast cancer patients. Knowing who will be likely to benefit is of outmost importance and so in knowing who will not – these patients needs a treatment with a different drug”, said Peter Buhl Jensen, M.D., CEO of Oncology Venture. “Epirubicin and doxorubicin are used in many different cancers and the DRP is of value for treatment of several tumor types as lymphoma, multiple myeloma, sarcomas, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancers”, Peter Buhl Jensen further commented.   For further information on Oncology Venture please contact Ulla Hald Buhl, COO and or Peter Buhl Jensen, CEOMobile: +45 21Chief IR & 60 89 22E-mail:CommunicationsMobile: pbj@oncologyventure.com +45 2170 1049E-mail:uhb@oncologyventure.com About 2X-111 – a liposomal doxorubicin 2X-111 is an anthracycline which is able to pass the blood brain barrier and has the potential to treat cancers also in the brain. This is a very unusual opportunity. 2X-111 is enriched by a technology for enhanced delivery of doxorubicin to the brain and to enable better treatment of metastatic cancer types and primary brain tumors. In preclinical studies it has been shown that conjugation of glutathione to liposomes can provide a five-fold increased delivery of doxorubicin to the brain compared to untargeted liposomes. 2X-111 has been studied in a phase 1/2a clinical trial in 10 clinical sites in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France confirming its tolerable safety profile in 85 patients and showing encouraging signs of anti-tumor activity in metastatic Breast Cancer and Glioblastoma (primary brain tumor). Initial data using the DRP was presented as a poster at the annual ASCO conference 2017. A robust manufacturing procedure is in place, and we look forward to developing this product once contract negotiations on product manufacturing are in place. After finalization of manufacturing 2X-111 will be developed using the DRP technology in two focused Phase 2 trials in metastatic breast cancer and in glioblastoma. About the Drug Response Predictor - DRP® Companion Diagnostic  Oncology Venture uses the Medical Prognosis Institute (MPI) multi gene DRP® to select those patients who by the genetic signature of their cancer are found to have a high likelihood of responding to the drug. The goal is developing the drug for the right patients, and by screening patients before treatment the response rate can be significantly increased. The DRP® method builds on the comparison of sensitive vs. resistant human cancer cell lines, including genomic information from cell lines combined with clinical tumor biology and clinical correlates in a systems biology network. DRP® is based on messenger RNA from the patient’s biopsies.  The DRP® platform, i.e. the DRP® and the PRP™ tools, can be used in all cancer types and is patented for more than 70 anti-cancer drugs in the US. The PRP® is used by MPI for Personalized Medicine. The DRP® is used by Oncology Venture for drug development.  DRP® is a registered trademark of Medical Prognosis Institute A/S. About Oncology Venture AB  Oncology Venture Sweden AB is engaged in the research and development of anti-cancer drugs via its wholly-owned Danish subsidiary, Oncology Venture ApS. Oncology Venture has a license to use Drug Response Prediction – DRP® –to significantly increase the probability of success in clinical trials. DRP® has proven its ability to provide a statistically significant prediction of the clinical outcome from drug treatment in cancer patients in 29 out of 37 clinical studies that were examined. The Company uses a model that alters the odds in comparison with traditional pharmaceutical development. Instead of treating all patients with a particular type of cancer, patients’ tumors genes are first screened, and only the patients most likely to respond to the treatment will be treated. Via a more well-defined patient group, risks and costs are reduced while the development process becomes more efficient.    The current product portfolio includes: LiPlaCis® for breast cancer in collaboration with Cadila Pharmaceuticals; irofulven for prostate cancer; and APO010, an immuno-oncology product for multiple myeloma.  Oncology Venture has spun out two companies as Special Purpose Vehicles: Oncology Venture U.S. Inc. (previously 2X Oncology Inc.), a US-based precision medicine company focusing developing two promising phase 2 product candidates, and OV-SPV 2, a Danish company that will test and potentially develop a Phase 2 oral Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor.  On the May 30, 2018, MPI and Oncology Ventures respective general assemblies decided to merge . Trading in the Oncology Venture share continues the next couple of months and all OV shares will - when the merger is finalized - give 1,8524 MPI shares. Forward-looking statements This announcement includes forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of OV’s control and which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning OV’s plans, objectives, goals, future events, performance and/or other information that is not historical information. All such forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. OV undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances after the date made, except as required by law.

StarVR Unveils the World’s Most Advanced Virtual Reality Headset with Integrated Eye Tracking

With advanced optics, integrated eye tracking, industry-leading field-of-view, state-of-the-art rendering technology, and open integration to the VR hardware and software ecosystem, the industry leader raises the bar for premium VR experiences for the enterprise – the VR ‘Final Frontier’. SIGGRAPH 2018 –VANCOUVER, B.C., Aug. 14, 2018 –StarVR ®, the leader in premium virtual reality for the enterprise, today unveiled its next-generation VR headset specifically architected to support the most optimal life-like VR experience to date to meet commercial and enterprise needs and requirements. Launched today at SIGGRAPH 2018 , StarVR One is a one-of-its-kind VR head mounted display that provides nearly 100-percent human viewing angle. StarVR One features key technology innovations critical to redefine what’s possible in virtual reality. Featuring the most advanced optics, VR-optimized displays, integrated eye tracking, and vendor-agnostic tracking architecture, StarVR One is built from the ground up to support the most demanding use cases for both commercial and enterprise sectors. “StarVR continues its legacy of innovation that pushes past the barriers standing in the way of enterprise-grade VR experiences,” said Emmanuel Marquez, CTO of StarVR Corporation. “StarVR is blazing new trails to deliver break-through technology for a new world of realism to support real business decisioning and value creation. With our StarVR One headset we are conquering the VR final frontier – the enterprise.” StarVR One features an extensive 210-degree horizontal and 130-degree vertical field-of-view. This breakthrough architecture covers nearly 100 percent of natural human vision. The unparalleled field-of-view supports a new, more expansive user experience, approximating natural human peripheral vision; this opens up what is now possible with StarVR One, including support for rigorous and exacting VR experiences such as driving and flight simulations, and the ability to identify design issues in engineering applications, for example.  StarVR’s custom AMOLED displays serve up 16 million sub-pixels at a refresh rate of 90 framesper second to bring every detail to the eyes. The proprietary displays are designed specifically for VR with a unique full RGB per pixel arrangement to provide a professional-grade color spectrum for real-life color. Coupled with StarVR’s custom-crafted Fresnel lenses, the result is a crystal-clear visual experience within the entire field-of-view. The state-of-the-art lens design and precision manufacturing ensures exceptional contrast and true clean colors in every VR experience. StarVR One seamlessly integrates Tobii’s industry-leading eye tracking technology. Along with the eye tracking, StarVR One automatically measures Interpupillary Distance (IPD) and instantlyprovides the best image adjusted for every user. Integrated eye tracking empowers dynamic foveated rendering, a break-through rendering technology which concentrates high-quality rendering only where the eyes are focused. As a result, the highest quality imagery is pushed to the eye focus area while maintaining the right amount of peripheral imagery detail. StarVR One eye tracking unleashes a new world of commercial possibilities to leverage user intent data for content gaze analysis and improved interactivity, including heat maps.  StarVR enables a wide variety of use case scenarios. Two product variants are available with two different integrated tracking systems. The StarVR One is out-of-the-box ready for the SteamVR 2.0 tracking solution. Alternatively, the StarVR One XT is embedded with active optical markers for compatibility with optical tracking systems for the most demanding use cases. It is further enhanced with ready-to-use plugins for a variety of tracking systems and provides the additional tools for customization. The ergonomic headset design supports comfortable wearability. The headset weighs only 450g and the headband evenly distributes the weight to ensure comfort even during extended sessions andlonger use. StarVR features exceptional extensibility for ease-of-integration with a wide array of components, systems and environments. The StarVR software development kit (SDK) makes developingnew content or upgrading existing VR experience to StarVR’s premium wide-field of view platform seamless. Developers also have the option of leveraging the StarVR One dual-input VR SLI mode, maximizing the rendering performance to deliver the best image quality. The StarVR SDK API is designed to be familiar to developers working with existing industry standards and empowers them with feature sets beyond other platforms. The development effort that has culminated in the launch of StarVR One has involved extensive collaboration from StarVR’s industry-leading technology partners, including Intel, NVIDIA and Epic Games.  “We are excited to partner with StarVR to combine Intel’s computing performance with StarVR’s advanced commercial VR technology to create incredibly true-to-life virtual experiences that are bound only by one’s imagination,” said Kumar Kaushik, GM, AR/VR , Intel. “VR is destined to transform industries of all kinds, and Intel and StarVR are on the forefront of this wave.” “StarVR and NVIDIA have collaborated to deliver an innovative, best-in-class solution with the StarVR One platform,” said David Weinstein, NVIDIA’s director of Enterprise VR. “StarVR One is tightly integrated with NVIDIA’s Quadro GPU, leveraging VRWorks and foveated rendering to support the most demanding VR use cases in the commercial and enterprise markets.” “Unreal Engine is renowned for its ability to render visuals that are unparalleled in quality for immersive VR experiences, many of which are mission-critical and business-priority use cases,” said Simon Jones, director of Unreal Engine Enterprise at Epic Games. “StarVR’s native Unreal plugin gives developers quicker access to premier hardware features, enabling them to manifest their vision of creativity, form and function, and to create business value.” ”Epic is fully invested in advancing the OpenXR standard for cross-platform XR applications, and we're working with StarVR to combine Unreal Engine 4's OpenXR application support with StarVR's preliminary OpenXR runtime and hardware, alongside their existing UE4 plugin. We're excited to empower developers to build content in a platform-agnostic way, and this is a huge first step towards that," said Nick Whiting, technical director of VR and AR, Epic Games.

StarVR Unveils Advanced Virtual Reality Headset with Integrated Tobii Eye Tracking

Today, at the annual Siggraph Conference, StarVR unveiled its upcoming StarVR® One virtual reality headset, featuring advanced optics, integrated eye tracking, industry-leading field of view, and sophisticated rendering technology. “Over the last few years, Tobii has shown that integrated eye tracking is a foundational technology for next generation VR devices,” said Henrik Eskilsson, CEO of Tobii. “The StarVR One headset represents an important proof point for the many ways that eye tracking fundamentally leads to enhanced experiences.” In September of 2015, Tobii and Starbreeze announced  a VR development collaboration. Due to that successful collaboration, the StarVR One headset will include seamless and industry-leading eye-tracking technology, enhancing the device with capabilities to support dynamic foveated rendering, and automatic interpupillary distance (IPD) measurement. In addition to enhancing the device, eye tracking will create better user experiences by enabling interactions in virtual reality that streamline the user interface, emulate true hand-eye coordination, and allow expressive eye contact. For more information on how eye tracking creates better devices and better experiences, visit the Tobii website . Tobii’s scope of delivery for the StarVR One headset includes the Tobii EyeChip and licenses for Tobii’s system design, IP and software. Information about product availability, pricing, and order volume commitment is not yet available. Additional information and specifications for the new StarVR One headset can be found on the company’s web page www.starvr.com. This information is information that Tobii AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, on August 14, 2018, at 8:45 p.m. CET.