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fimmtudagur, 18. október 2018

maí, 2007

 

Framkvæmdir við golfvöllinn ?Black Sand? í grennd við Þorlákshöfn hófust á þriðjudag. Þá hittu einir fremstu golfvallaarkitektar heims þá sem hafa veg og vanda af uppbyggingu vallarins. Áætlað er að framkvæmdum ljúki árið 2009 segir á fréttavefnum sudurland.is. Landgræðsla ríkisins stýrir framkvæmdum við lagningu vallarins á sjávarkambinum, sem verður meðal fárra alvöru strandvalla í heiminum. Fyrsti áfanginn, sem verið er að hleypa á fullt þessa dagana, verður að jafna út svæðið næst sjónum og sá öflugum melgresisgróðri.  Á næsta ári verður síðan farið í að forma völlinn og skapa enn frekar það landslag sem sóst er eftir. Í framhaldinu verður reist hótel og önnur fyrirhuguð aðstaða á svæðinu segir á sunlenska.is. Golfvallaarkitektarnir Steve Smyers og Patric Andrews hanna völlinn fyrir hönd stórkylfingsins Nick Faldo. Völlurinn verður 6600 metra langur og uppfylli þar með kröfur sem gerðar eru fyrir stærstu mótaraðir atvinnumanna. Fyrirtækið Golf ehf. kostar framkvæmdirnar en Golf er að mestu í eigu íslenska hlutafélagsins Nýsis.


 

SHANTA GOLD LIMITED "Shanta Gold" or the "Company" The Board of Shanta Gold is please to present its regular quarterly activity report. At the Company's promising Singida project, exploration continues to follow up on discoveries made during 2006. The delineation drilling of mineralised shear hosted target areas includes both Reverse Circulation (RC), and Diamond drilling aimed at confirming the depth and strike of gold mineralisation. Phase 1 drilling at the Singida Gold Project, comprising a total of 68,000m of RC drilling on nine target areas, and 4,700m of diamond drilling on six target areas, has been completed. Mineralisation at the Gold Tree and Jem target areas is currently open at depth, while the Kaizer Chief and Gustav target areas are open to the east and at depth. The extent of high grade mineralisation intersected at the Corn Patch Target Area continues to be investigated. Our internal modelling of the drill data indicates a preliminary estimate (not JORC compliant) of around 2.906 million tons at an average grade of 3.87 grams per ton, leading to 362,000 ounces (inferred) of gold in situ on the currently drilled sections of Singida. This preliminary estimate is not JORC compliant but does give an indication of the potential of the area. The company intends to release a JORC-compliant mineral resource statement as soon as practicable once an Independent Consultant has verified the above estimate. Phase 2 drilling, based on the encouraging results to date, will test further areas of expected prospectivity. Encouraging first-pass results have been achieved at the Saza Project, in the Lupa Goldfields, Chunya District, and at the Songea gold and base metal project. The focus on Singida has meant that little work has been done on the Mgusu Project. However, this continues to be an important target for the company. Singida Gold Project Exploration activities undertaken at Shanta Gold's encouraging exploration targets at Singida in Tanzania during the first quarter of 2007 may be summarised as follows: Delineation of strike and depth extensions of the Kaizer Chief and Gustav Target areas Conventional soil sampling of PML areas. Ongoing soil sampling of identified anomalous areas First-pass evaluation drilling of newly-acquired PML areas Limited first-pass evaluation-drilling of newly identified soil geochemical anomalies Regional mapping RC drilling conducted during the first quarter of 2007 focussed on further strike delineation of the Gustav Target, as well as limited first-pass evaluation-drilling on PMLs in the Sambaru and Londoni areas. These PMLs are located at distances of approximately 7km, and 12km southeast of the Gold Tree and Jem Target areas respectively. In addition, anomalous soil geochemistry results achieved prompted first-pass drilling to the north west of the Corn Patch Target Area. Reverse Circulation Drilling - Singida - 1st Quarter 2007 +-----------------------------------------------+ | Target Area | Total Holes | Total m Drilled | |---------------+-------------+-----------------| | Gustav | 48 | 2949 | |---------------+-------------+-----------------| | Sambaru | 17 | 1341 | |---------------+-------------+-----------------| | Londoni | 8 | 813 | |---------------+-------------+-----------------| | Corn Patch NW | 4 | 387 | |---------------+-------------+-----------------| | Totals | 77 | 5490 | +-----------------------------------------------+ Diamond drilling conducted during the first quarter of 2007 focussed on establishing the continuity of the mineralised zone at the Kaizer Chief and Gustav Target areas. Limited additional diamond drilling was commissioned at the Sambaru group of PMLs in an attempt to evaluate depth and strike continuity of the mineralised structures targeted by artisanal miners. All diamond holes drilled at the Kaizer Chief and Gustav Target areas intersected down-dip extensions of the mineralised brittle-ductile shear zone identified with RC drilling. The two diamond holes drilled at the Sambaru group of PMLs failed to yield conclusive evidence of a continuous mineralised zone, although evidence of gold mineralisation, alteration and ductile deformation exists. Diamond drilling progress - 1st quarter 2007 +----------------------------------------------+ | Target | Total Holes | Total m Drilled | |--------------+-------------+-----------------| | Gustav | 5 | 685.6 | |--------------+-------------+-----------------| | Kaizer Chief | 5 | 813.5 | |--------------+-------------+-----------------| | Sambaru | 2 | 190.5 | |--------------+-------------+-----------------| | Total | 12 | 1689.6 | +----------------------------------------------+ The Kaizer Chief and Gustav Targets are defined by shear zones displaying intense brittle-ductile deformation, alteration and sulphidisation. The shear zones are localised in close proximity to a contact area between mafic metavolcanic lithologies and a metasedimentary succession. Structural deformation, alteration and mineralization appear to have been focussed along this metavolcanic/metasedimentary contact, resulting in appreciable strike extents of contact-controlled mineralisation. Currently Kaizer Chief mineralisation has been delineated over a strike length of approximately 500m, while the inferred strike of mineralization at the Gustav Target is approximately 900m. Significant First Quarter 2007 RC Drill Intersections +-------------------------------------------------------+ | Borehole | From | Downhole Intersection (m) | Au(g/t) | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR103 | 98 | 3 | 2.92 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR104 | 23 | 5 | 2.59 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR105 | 105 | 7 | 2.54 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR117 | 31 | 1 | 1.16 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR132 | 24 | 1 | 1.14 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR133 | 41 | 2 | 2.50 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR133 | 46 | 1 | 2.36 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR137 | 25 | 4 | 1.45 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR139 | 4 | 2 | 1.40 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR140 | 45 | 3 | 1.48 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | KR141 | 52 | 1 | 4.74 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | LR081 | 70 | 2 | 4.88 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | LR082 | 23 | 1 | 3.89 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | LR082 | 51 | 1 | 1.71 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | SR001 | 47 | 2 | 2.31 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | SR002 | 29 | 1 | 1.55 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | SR003 | 36 | 1 | 1.71 | |----------+------+---------------------------+---------| | SR004 | 43 | 1 | 3.81 | +-------------------------------------------------------+ Both mineralised bodies trend roughly E-W, and display sub-vertical dips. Diamond drilling has confirmed continuity of mineralised shear zones at the Kaizer Chief and Gustav Target areas to a vertical depth of approximately 130m. Significant First Quarter 2007 Diamond Drill Intersections +----------------------------------------------------------+ | Borehole | From | Downhole Intersection (m) | Au (g/t) | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD082 | 175.90 | 0.30 | 53.55 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD082 | 178.12 | 0.80 | 4.31 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD082 | 180 | 0.45 | 1.44 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD082 | 181.27 | 3.59 | 10.65 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD099 | 70.6 | 4.81 | 4.89 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD099 | 77.35 | 0.41 | 8.95 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD099 | 80.46 | 2.00 | 5.16 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD100 | 169 | 1.18 | 2.27 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD100 | 171.64 | 2.31 | 3.75 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD100 | 189.51 | 0.40 | 1.08 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD102 | 158.5 | 2.74 | 5.92 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD102 | 167.05 | 1.65 | 8.29 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD110 | 183.88 | 2.06 | 2.28 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD112 | 164.5 | 0.55 | 2.31 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD120 | 182.78 | 0.85 | 1.58 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD120 | 189.21 | 2.23 | 3.90 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD135 | 168.18 | 0.44 | 4.14 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD135 | 171.76 | 0.28 | 1.04 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD135 | 172.7 | 1.74 | 2.47 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | KD143 | 130.74 | 3.58 | 5.19 | |----------+--------+---------------------------+----------| | SD009 | 117.07 | 3.66 | 2.04 | +----------------------------------------------------------+ Phase 1 drilling at the Singida Gold Project, comprising a total of 68,000m of RC drilling on nine target areas, and 4,700m of diamond drilling on six target areas, has been completed. Mineralisation at the Gold Tree and Jem Target areas is currently open at depth, while the Kaizer Chief and Gustav target areas are open to the east and at depth. The lateral extent and orientation of high grade mineralisation intersected at the Corn Patch Target area is being investigated. As indicated above a preliminary estimate of 2.906 million tons at an average grade of 3.87 grams per ton, leading to 362,000 ounces (inferred) of gold in situ has been calculated (not JORC compliant). This is based on drilling in current sections of the project area only (see note below). A second phase programme will test areas of further prospectivity. Work is continuing to better quantify geostatistical parameters used in the grade calculations and to better define and model ore blocks in preparation for optimisation studies. Shanta Gold is planning regional Gradient Array IP surveys in the near future with the aim of delineating strike extensions to the Kaizer Chief, Gustav and Corn Patch Target areas. In addition, the work will focus on collecting and testing bulk samples from mineralised zones at the Kaizer Chief and Gustav Target areas in order to validate results from drilling. Saza Gold Target (Chunya Project) Detailed work consisting of infill soil geochemistry, rock chip and channel sampling, stream sediment pan concentrate sampling, and grid geological mapping was carried out on PL2787/2004 at Saza, in the Lupa Goldfield, Chunya district. Past gold production on the Saza field (since about 1928) is estimated to be in excess of 380,000oz. Highly encouraging gold results were received from over 1,300 soil samples taken over a strongly mineralised zone some 6km in strike length, known as the Saza Shear Zone. Gold results established from contouring were recorded at +50ppb Au (with results up to 500ppb Au) and define at least four immediate drill targets: Jamhuri Creek-gold zone >1200m strike length Elizabeth Hill Northwest-gold zone >600m strike length Black Tree Hill North-gold zone >400m strike length Bauhinia Creek-gold zone >400m strike length Also associated with the above gold anomalies are strong copper and lead soil anomalies. Gold-bearing hydrothermal breccias at Jamhuri Creek are associated with elevated copper-lead-silver-molybdenum levels. The Elizabeth Hill Northwest-gold zone is adjacent to a portion of the Saza goldfield, known as Razorback, currently being explored by Helio Resource Corp. During the quarter results were also received for 224 rock chip and channel samples (maximum channel width 2m): these results show average gold grades ranging from 6 to 48g/t Au for the above four gold zones. At Black Tree Hill North rock channel results of up to 2m at 106.0g/t Au were recorded. The average grade of 16 rock chip samples across working faces at Bauhinia Creek was 48.9g/t Au. In addition, detailed pan concentrate work within active drainages over the mineralised zone (longer than 6km) resulted in 43 out of 49 samples returning gold grades better than 1g/t Au. A peak value of 66.0g/t Au was recorded. These results augur well for the high potential of this part of the Saza goldfield. In preparation for a 6,000m RC drill program, infill gridding and drill pad preparation has been carried out at the Jamhuri Creek and Black Tree Hill North zones. Depending on drill rig availability, the drill programme is planned to start in early June. Work is proceeding with first-pass project generation elsewhere in the Lupa-Rukwa district at Kapalala and Lukwati to the north of Saza. Songea Gold-Base Metal Project Shanta Gold holds an extensive land position over Late Proterozoic age metamorphic rocks and Late Paleaozoic to Mesozoic age sedimentary rocks (the Karoo Basin) in the Songea-Mbinga district of south western Tanzania, near Lake Nyasa. The company holds more than 1,000km² of tenement area covering rocks which are prospective for gold, copper, zinc, uranium and coal; first pass reconnaissance drainage sampling for gold and base metals was carried out during the quarter including more than 200 Bulk Cyanide Leach (BCL) samples taken within the Shanta Gold tenements, which are 100% owned. The results are currently being assessed. Out of eight tenements covered by the BCL programme, 12 anomalous (gold-copper-zinc) drainages have been defined: Lipumba-Kigonsera: combined gold (up to 53ppb Au)-copper-zinc anomalies covering +15km strike length in Usugaran metamorphic terrain; Litenga Hill-Namikwanga: combined gold (up to 17ppb Au)-copper-zinc anomalies covering +12km Landsat ring feature (multi-phase igneous complex of Late Proterozoic age). The Lipumba-Kigonsera zone appears to be related to a major NW striking shear/thrust fault known as "the Kigonsera Shear" whereas the Litenga-Namikwanga zone, hosted by high-level mafic to acidic felsic intrusives may be related to magnetic, late-stage intrusives of possible Iron Oxide Copper Gold affinity (IOCG). Follow up work on the Mbinga tenements within the Songea project is planned to start later in the Tanzanian dry season during the third quarter of the year, once crops have been harvested and land access negotiated. Part of the Shanta Gold land position (the Ruhuhu Basin) covers Karoo Basin sedimentary rocks. This basin is highly prospective for coal and sandstone-style uranium deposits (similar to Paladin Resources' Kayelekera uranium resource in northern Malawi). Shanta is currently reviewing the potential of coal and uranium within its license areas. Chris Picken, and John Stockley directly supervised the sampling and drilling programme. They have also reviewed, approved and signed off this drilling update announcement. Chris has a BSc (Hons) degree in geology from the University of Manchester and has 18 years international experience in greenstone gold exploration. John is a Chartered Professional Geologist and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Note: All RC drilling sampling has been done at 1m intervals; diamond drill sample intervals generally 1m or less; all assaying done by Fire Assay methods at SGS Mwanza (50 gram Fire Assay); ore zone Specific Gravity determinations were carried out by SGS Mwanza; there has been no more than 2m of internal dilution applied to gold intersection calculations; a subjective top assay cut of 80g/t Au applied; and check Fire Assaying of all higher grade intervals has been carried out by Genalysis Laboratory in Perth Australia". Generally a 1g/t Au bottom-cut has been applied but in some cases a lower bottom-cut of 0.3g/t Au has been used to better quantify ore block shapes. QA & QC procedures include the submission of Standards, Blanks and Duplicates throughout the drill program. For further information contact: Richard Shead Shanta Gold Limited Tel +27 11 728 8822 James Hannon GMP Securities Europe LLP, an Appointed Representative of Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited. 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Eigendur sumarbústaða á helstu sumarbústaðabyggðum á Suðurlandi geta nú með auðveldum hætti tengst internetinu, því Vodafone býður nú upp á þjónustuleið sem kallast Loftlína Vodafone. Í frétt félagsins kemur fram að örbylgjusendar hafa verið settir upp á umræddum svæðum og því næst örbylgjusamband við internetið t.d. á Þingvöllum, við Laugarvatn, í Biskupsstungum, Holtunum, Grímsnesi og Grafningi. Vodafone lánar viðskiptavinum allan nauðsynlegan búnað, sem hægt er að nálgast í verslun Vodafone í Skútuvogi í Reykjavík og hjá Árvirkjanum á Selfossi. Notendur geta auðveldlega sett búnaðinn upp sjálfir en einnig er hægt að leita til fagmanna, t.d. Árvirkjans á Selfossi. Örbylgjusendarnir sem um ræðir hafa verið settir upp á Seyðishólum, Torfastaðaheiði, Langholtsfjalli og Miðfelli. Til að gott netsamband sé tryggt þarf bústaðurinn helst að vera í sjónlínu við nálægan sendi. Bústaðaeigendur sem vilja hafa þráðlaust netsamband inni í eða við bústaðinn þurfa sérstakan beini sem hægt er að kaupa hjá Vodafone en af tæknilegum ástæðum er ekki hægt að taka venjulegan ADSL beini að heiman og nota í bústaðnum segir í tilkynningu Vodafone.  Allar nánari upplýsingar eru veittar í síma 1414, í verslunum Vodafone og á vodafone.is. Vodafone á Íslandi er fjarskiptafyrirtæki í eigu Teymis hf. sem skráð er í Kauphöll Íslands. Starfsmenn Vodafone eru um 350 talsins og þjónusta viðskiptavini á heimilum og hjá fyrirtækjum um land allt með farsíma, síma, nettengingar og sjónvarp. GSM dreifikerfi Vodafone nær til 98% landsmanna og með samstarfi við Vodafone Group, eitt öflugasta fjarskiptafyrirtæki í heimi, er viðskiptavinum Vodafone tryggð örugg farsímaþjónusta um allan heim.


 

Stavanger, Norway Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Ocean Rig has been rescheduled from June 14 to June 28, due to logistical reasons. The Annual General Meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. (CET) at Thon Hotel, Vika Atrium (Vika Atrium Konferansesenter), Munkedamsveien 45, Oslo, Norway. The complete notice will be sent to shareholders at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Ocean Rig owns and operates two of the world's largest and most modern drilling rigs, built for ultra deep waters and extreme weather conditions. Leiv Eiriksson is currently operating offshore Angola and Eirik Raude is in transit to the US Gulf of Mexico. NOTE: This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect the Company's current views with respect to certain future events and financial performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or otherwise. The following important factors, among other, could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements: (i) our results of operation and financial conditions in the future; (ii) the performance of our rigs, including the sufficiency of their design and their ability to prevent discharges of hazardous materials and pollutants; (iii) our ability to generate sufficient cash-flow to meet our debt service requirements; (iv) our ability to retain existing contracts and secure future drilling contracts for our rigs at attractive day rates; (v) our ability to perform our operations in accordance with our plans; (vi) the impact of changed conditions in the oil and gas industry; (vii) the occurrence of any accidents involving the Company or its assets; (viii) changes in governmental regulations, particularly with respect to environmental matters; (ix) increased competition or the entry of new competitors into the Company's markets; and (x) unforeseen occurrences in any of the areas in which the Company may conduct its operations, such as war, expropriation, nationalization, renegotiation or nullification of existing licenses or treaties, taxation and resource development policies, foreign exchange restrictions, changing political conditions and other risks relating to foreign governmental sovereignty over certain areas in which the Company will conduct operations. Due to such uncertainties and risks, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon such forward-looking statements. For further information, please contact Finance Manager Andreas Lian Kvam, tel +47 5196 9000. Stavanger, May 31, 2007 Ocean Rig ASA


 

For further information: Jonas Wiström, President/CEO +46 (0)70-608 12 20 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)70-657 20 26 ÅF has recruited Jonas Ågrup to serve as the Group's new Chief Financial Officer from 3 September 2007. Jonas Ågrup (47) is a graduate in economics with many years' experience of work in listed companies and international business. Jonas comes to ÅF from WM-data Sweden, where he has been Vice President responsible for Finance and Administration since 2006. Prior to that, he was CFO for Cardo Industrial Doors 2003-2006. From 1987 to 2003 Jonas held a number of leading positions at Atlas Copco, ultimately as Vice President Finance for Atlas Copco Tools & Systems Division. Anders Gabrielsson, ÅF's CFO from 1985 to 2007, will continue to work within the ÅF Group with business control and business development. Corporate Information AB Ångpanneföreningen The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in testing and inspection. Today the ÅF Group has 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.


 

Treatment judicial procedure of May 31, 2007 Wereldhave Belgium announces that, during the session of May 31, 2007, the Raadkamer / Chambre du Conseil in Brussels decided to put before a private sitting of the court the case regarding the matter of a penal dispute arising from the sale of a company in 1993, later reclassified as a cash company. The decision of the Raadkamer / Chambre du Conseil concerning the proceedings is postponed till June 7, 2007. For more information please see our press release of December 5, 2006 at www.wereldhavebelgium.com Comm.VA WERELDHAVE BELGIUM SCA Limited share partnership according to Belgian Law, which has made a public appeal to the savings domain. 1800 Vilvoorde, Medialaan 30 RPR 0 412.597.022


 

Results from various clinical studies including a pivotal Phase III trial in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, or primary liver cancer with Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, USA from June 1 - 5, 2007. On this occasion a conference call for investors and analysts will be held on June 4, 2007. Starting at around 2:00 p.m. CEST (12:00 noon GMT) live on the Internet, Bayer AG will be broadcasting the speech and discussion of the Investor Conference Call. A recording of the conference call will be available as from 6:30 p.m. CEST (4:30 p.m. GMT). The audio transmission and recording can be accessed on these sites: English: http://www.investor.bayer.com German: http://www.investor.bayer.de Bayer AG Investor Relations 51368 Leverkusen Germany www.investor.bayer.com If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Alexander Rosar (+49-214-30-81013) Dr. Juergen Beunink (+49-214-30-65742) Peter Dahlhoff (+49-214-30-33022) Ilia Kürten (+49-214-30-35426) Ute Menke (+49-214-30-33021) Judith Nestmann (+49-214-30-66836) Dr. Olaf Weber (+49-214-30-33567) --- End of Message --- Bayer AG Gebäude W 11 Leverkusen WKN: 575200; ISIN: DE0005752000; Index: CDAX, DAX, HDAX, Prime All Share; Listed: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Amtlicher Markt in Börse Berlin Bremen, Amtlicher Markt in Börse Düsseldorf, Amtlicher Markt in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Amtlicher Markt in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Amtlicher Markt in Bayerische Börse München, Amtlicher Markt in Börse Stuttgart;


 

Teligent can announce today that the company has received a major extension order with an existing client in Europe. The value of this order is approximately SEK 25 million. Other details regarding the order are kept confidential at the client's request. "This order is, of course, very positive and confirms our capacity to implement our business concept and sell systems contributing to our client's own success", states Tomas Duffy, CEO and President of Teligent. Teligent's deliveries are based on the single platform concept Teligent Application Server, for convergent service deployments. It conforms to standards such as IMS and TISPAN, and is adapted for use in a wide variety of networks, from traditional fixed and mobile networks to the emerging market of VoIP based next generation networks. The client list includes a large number of leading carriers in the international telecommunications market, e.g. BT, Deutsche Telekom, MTS, SingTel, SMART, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Verizon and Vodafone. For further information, please contact: Tomas Duffy, CEO & President Teligent AB Tel. +46 (0)8 410 172 76 tomas.duffy@teligent.se


 

Sights set on revenue and earnings growth in 2007 (Munich, May 31, 2007) Strong demand for Wacker Construction Equipment AG's products and services in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 pushed sales up 7.3 percent. The company has set its sights on continued revenue and profit growth for the current fiscal year. In the summer, WACKER plans to merge with Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG (Austria). Planned and expected one-off expenses dampen performance Wacker Construction Equipment AG sales rose 7.3 percent to EUR 160.4 million (previous year: EUR 149.4 million) during the first three months of 2007. This corresponds to an organic growth rate of 7.1 percent. Adjusted to discount exchange rate fluctuations, sales were up 11.9 percent. "We are pleased with our performance in the first quarter, even exceeding our own expectations," explains Dr. Georg Sick, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. Profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA*) was up 4.4 percent to EUR 24.5 million. Profit before interest and tax (EBIT), however, was down slightly at EUR 18.1 million, a drop of 0.5 percent. Adjusted to discount planned and expected one-off expenses in the amount of EUR 2.9 million, EBIT would have risen 15.2 percent. These expenses included greater depreciation/amortization caused by increased investment in the rental business, a stronger US dollar, an industry-specific shortage of materials at Weidemann and preparations for bauma 2007, the world's largest construction trade fair. bauma confirms that the company is on the right path "We're delighted to see that rental revenue in Central and Eastern Europe has almost doubled relative to the same quarter last year," says Sick. The strong market resonance surrounding the company's expansion strategy was reflected in the lively level of interest in WACKER products and services evident at bauma in April. The company showcased a number of new products at the fair, including the new agricultural wheel loaders, and orders placed at the fair were up 46 percent on bauma 2004. Continued investment in growth "We are aiming for further revenue and earnings growth in fiscal 2007," explains Sick. The proceeds from the IPO on May 15, 2007 amounting to approx. EUR 155 million net will be channeled into consolidating the company's leading position and driving its international growth strategy. Investments will focus on expanding the rental business in Central and Eastern Europe, developing the sales and service network and further driving the compact equipment segment. The completion of construction work on manufacturing facilities in Korbach and Manila, scheduled for 2007, will give the company added capacity to fuel its expansion plans. Merger with Neuson Kramer planned for summer 2007 Following approval from the German and Austrian antitrust authorities, Wacker Construction Equipment AG plans to proceed with the merger with Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG (Austria) in summer 2007. Neuson Kramer is a leading European manufacturer of compact equipment. The move is set to create a major global player in the light and compact equipment market. "The high-quality portfolios of both companies are highly complementary," adds Sick. Under the name of Wacker Neuson AG, the new company plans to capitalize in particular on market opportunities in the compact equipment segment in the US, Europe and Asia. About Wacker Construction Equipment AG: Founded in 1848 as a blacksmith's shop, today Wacker is a major global manufacturer of high-quality light and compact equipment designed to help customers increase operational efficiency. With over 250 product categories and complementary rental, spare parts and repair services, Wacker is the partner of choice among professional users in construction, gardening, landscaping and agriculture. The company has over 160 sales and service stations in more than 30 countries, ensuring it has the consulting and support depth and reach necessary to give its customers the best possible service. In fiscal 2006, Wacker increased sales by 23.1 percent to EUR 619.3 million and profit before interest and tax by 51.3 percent to EUR 76.7 million. Maintaining its traditional roots, the company is almost exclusively in the hands of its founder family. The quarterly report is avaiable at www.company.wackergroup.com under the heading Investor Relations. Contact: Wacker Construction Equipment AG Imre Szerdahelyi Head of Corporate Communication Preußenstr. 41 80809 München Phone: +49 - (0)89 - 354 02 - 251 Fax : +49 - (0)89 - 354 02 - 298 imre.szerdahelyi@eu.wackergroup.com www.wackergroup.com * EBITDA is not a key figure recognized by IFRS and differs significantly from IFRS-approved figures Disclaimer: This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor an invitation to buy securities. The offer in Germany will be made exclusively by means of and on the basis of the German-language prospectus which has been approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority on 30 April 2007 and the supplement no. 1 to this prospectus. The prospectus and the supplement no. 1 are published on the websites of Wacker Construction Equipment AG and available free of charge at the company and the syndicate banks. This document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States. The shares in Wacker Construction Equipment AG (the "Shares") may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Neither Wacker Construction Equipment AG nor any selling shareholder intends to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the Shares in the United States. This document is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The Shares are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. --- End of Message --- Wacker Construction Equipment AG Preußenstr. 41 München Deutschland WKN: WACK01; ISIN: DE000WACK012; Listed: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


 

After the recent merger with Sealift Ltd, the OTC listed company, the new heavy lift vessel "Transporter" joins the fleet of Dockwise. The Transporter is the first of a series of 6 vessels to be converted from single hull tankers into heavy lift vessels. These 6 new vessels, the last one currently scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2008, will enable Dockwise to strategically match the fleet of 22 vessels to best serve the different markets. Specifically, Dockwise will be able to provide clients with an unmatched flexibility of different types of vessels resulting in reduced risk and added opportunities for scheduling and contracting for the different clients. The vessel successfully completed its submerging test and sea trials and was delivered to the owners on May 30th 2007. The heavy transport vessel is designed to transport high-value and complex cargoes and has a cargo carrying capacity in excess of 35.000 tonnes. With an unobstructed deck area of 44.5 x 130 meter, the vessel is well suited to carry semi-submersible and jack-up drilling units as well as offshore structures. This vessel has been converted at the COSCO ship yard in Nantong, China. As the entire midsection is newly constructed and then fitted to the bow and aft part of the single hull tanker, the vessel is considered by the classification authorities to have an economic life of around 10 years, resulting in a remaining economic life of 20 years. The conversion has been very smooth and provides a learning platform for the conversion of the remaining 5 vessels, to be converted at Cosco shipyards. To ensure the most effective way of operating the vessel, Dockwise has appointed Anglo Eastern Ship Management to provide technical- and crew management for the vessel. As such, the new vessels will operate under identical management systems as the existing Dockwise vessels. Crews, superintendents and other personnel will therefore be completely familiar with all operating procedures to ensure the safe operations. Since the merger, Dockwise has been able to secure several contracts, building the backlog of this vessel. Company profile Dockwise/Sealift Sealift Ltd. is listed on the Oslo OTC market. After the merger with Dockwise the fleet is operated under the Dockwise brand. Dockwise is headquartered in Breda, the Netherlands, and operates a fleet of 17 semi-submersible heavy transport vessels at the top end of the market and 5 vessels to be converted. Dockwise employs about 800 people worldwide. With a global network of offices in Breda (the Netherlands, headquarters), Houston (Texas, USA), Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Perth (Australia), Lagos (Nigeria) and Fort Lauderdale/Golfe Juan (Dockwise Yacht Transport), as well as 8 representing agents, Dockwise provides an extensive service network to its clients. As a transport management and installation contractor Dockwise is able to offer a total transport solution for complex door-to-door logistic requirements of extremely heavy or voluminous cargo. In other words: "Exceptional transport management". Note for the press, not for publication: Dockwise: Jacqueline van den Bergen, jacqueline.van.den.bergen@dockwise.com, +31 622448435 Please find the press release in the below link:


 

Godalming, UK, 31 May 2007: In line with the Transparency Directive's transitional provision 6, Sinclair Pharma plc (LSE: SPH) would like to notify the market of the following: The Company's issued share capital at 30 April 2007 consists of 93,421,219 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 1 pence per share, with voting rights (one vote per ordinary share). The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in Treasury. Therefore, the total number of ordinary shares in the Company with voting rights is 93,421,219. The above figure of 93,421,219 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Service Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules. For further information please contact: Sinclair Pharma plc Tel: +44 (0) 1483 410 600 Dr Michael Flynn, CEO Zoe McDougall, Director of Communications Capital MS&L Mary Clark, Halina Kukula Tel +44 (0)20 7307 5340 Notes to Editors: About Sinclair Pharma Plc www.sinclairpharma.com Sinclair Pharma plc is an international specialty pharmaceutical company. It has a growing sales and marketing operation that is already present in France, Italy, UK, Spain and Portugal, and a complementary marketing partner network that spans more than 65 countries. Sinclair has proven expertise in acquiring or developing commercially attractive and undervalued products, registering these products and bringing them to market within a short time frame. The company focuses on niche therapeutic areas and its current portfolio includes products for dermatological conditions and oral health. ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

31 May 2007 LSE ANNOUNCEMENT APPENDIX 3Y - CHANGE OF DIRECTORS INTEREST Attached is an Appendix 3Y for Director Peter Freeman arising from the exercise of UK Director options. Enquiries to: Geoffrey Moore Monto Minerals Ltd +61 (0)7 3034 3100 Richard Brown Ambrian Partners Limited 020 7776 6400 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

- Group sales rise by 32% to Euro 7.4 million - Group EBIT rises by Euro 0.5 million to Euro 0.7 million - Group result quintupled to Euro 0.5 million (Cologne, 31 May 2007) - In the first quarter 2007 Splendid Medien AG, Cologne, generated a 32% growth in group sales bringing them to Euro 7.4 million (previous year: Euro 5.6 million). Group earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came to Euro 0.7 million showing strong growth of 250% over the previous year's performance (2006: Euro 0.2 million). The EBIT margin is 9.3%. The Group result rose by 500% from Euro 0.1 million to Euro 0.5 million. Earnings per share came to Euro 0.04 (previous year: Euro 0.01). These figures show that the company has clearly exceeded last year's performance. The most important business unit was the Home Entertainment segment with an 80% share in total sales. This was followed by Post Production with a 12% share and Licensing with an 8% share. Group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) also showed a clear upswing from Euro 1.0 million to Euro 2.2 million. Pre-tax Group earnings (EBT) came to Euro 0.6 million (previous year: Euro 0.2 million). As of the balance sheet date (31 March 2007) the company's equity capital amounted to Euro 15.8 million (31 December 2006: Euro 15.3 million). The equity ratio increased from 44.5% to 46.8%. Liquid funds amounted to Euro 6.8 million (31 December 2006: Euro 10.7 million). Liquid funds of Euro 1.8 million were invested in film assets (previous year: Euro 2.4 million). Liquidity continued to feel the effects of accounts receivable from the DVD business which arose during the first quarter 2007 but which were offset shortly after closure of the quarter. This delay also impacted on the cash flow of the Group's on-going business operations which came to Euro -2.0 million in the past quarter (previous year: Euro 0.1 million). For the overall financial year 2007, the Splendid Group is expecting investment on the level of the previous year and sales growth in two digit territory vis-à-vis 2006 combined with continued growth in the pre-tax operative result. The First Quarter 2007 Report shall be available for download from 31 May 2007 on our homepage at www.splendidmedien.com. Further information is available at: Splendid Medien AG Karin Opgenoorth Alsdorfer Str. 3 50933 Cologne Tel.: 0221-95 42 32 99 Fax: 0221-95 42 32 613 karin.opgenoorth@splendid-medien.com --- End of Message --- splendid medien AG Alsdorfer Strasse 3 Köln WKN: 727950; ISIN: DE0007279507; Index: CDAX, CLASSIC All Share, Prime All Share; Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


 

31 May 2007 LSE ANNOUNCEMENT ISSUE OF SHARES AND OPTIONS The Company has today issued 43,256,878 fully paid ordinary shares and 2,000,000 options. 41,666,666 fully paid ordinary shares were issued as part of the shareholder approved funding package comprising placements and convertible notes. 130,212 fully paid ordinary shares were issued from the exercise of UK Directors options. Commissions on the funding package will result in the issue of another 1,460,000 shares and 2,000,000 options. An Appendix 3B for the issue of shares and options is attached. The Company will announce to the ASX the issue of remaining shares approved by shareholders and convertible notes when the issues are made. The Company seeks to rely on case 1 in Section 708A(5) of the Corporations Act ("Act") in respect of the issue of the placement shares. The Company gives notice under paragraph (5) (e) of Section 708A of the Act to confirm that: 1. The Company issued the above shares without disclosure to the placees under Part 6D.2 of the Act. 2. As at the date of this notice the Company has complied with: (a) The provisions of Chapter 2M of the Act (as applicable to the Company); and (b) Section 674 of the Act. 3. At the date of this notice there is no excluded information (as defined in paragraph (7) of Section 7098A of the Act) which is required to be disclosed by the Company. Enquiries to: Geoffrey Moore Monto Minerals Ltd +61 (0)7 3034 3100 Richard Brown Ambrian Partners Limited 020 7776 6400 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

The Feintool Group, a leading technology and systems provider and a global components supplier based in Lyss (Switzerland), has reported similarly good results for the first half of the 2006/07 financial year as it did 12 months previously. At CHF 256.1 million, consolidated sales were about 2% higher than in the same period last year (CHF 250.6 million). EBIT of CHF 14.3 million (previous year: CHF 14.5 million) and net profit of CHF 6.8 million (previous year: CHF 7.4 million) were a little lower. As order intake rose by a substantial 9.5% while orders on hand soared by 17.6% year-on-year, sales in the current year are actually set to surpass the 2005/06 figure by a small margin. The operating result, however, will probably fall slightly short of the year-ago figure due mainly to non-recurring income in 2005/06. Having undergone the announced consolidation, the newly constituted Group Management team can look back on a first half that met expectations. Overall, sales were up slightly while order intake rose sharply; and in the meantime, orders on hand have remained high. This can be ascribed to a further improvement in the results generated by the Group's core Fineblanking/Forming segment. Following a weak first quarter, the Automation segment gained a lot of ground in the second quarter. In the Plastic/Metal Components segment, the optimization measures initiated will only yield positive results in a later period. Operating earnings were slightly down from the year-ago figure, and last year's non-recurring income coupled with higher depreciation charges and up-front sales and marketing expenses in the current year, are set to fall slightly short of the 2005/2006 level at the end of the financial year. A buoyant global investment climate for technology and systems had a positive impact on outstanding orders and projects. With its competitive products and services, Feintool intends to continue capitalizing on this. In the component supplies business, Fineblanking/Forming has seen continuing growth despite price pressures and supply problems in the steel sector, as process and cost structures have been steadily improved. With 65.9% of Group sales, the traditional Fineblanking/Forming segment reported further expansion in business, even on top of its excellent result a year earlier. This segment's sales rose 6% to CHF 168.7 million (up from CHF 158.9 million) while EBIT improved by 5% from CHF 13.9 million to CHF 14.6 million. Sales of presses and tools made an especially large contribution to this growth. The components manufacture business saw further rises both in call-offs from existing orders and in new orders. The Automation segment, which accounted for 20.6% of sales, performed well - particularly in the second quarter. While the figures for sales (CHF 52.8 million, down from CHF 55.1 million a year previously) and EBIT (CHF 3.4 million, down from CHF 3.8 million) were lower than in the year-back period, a cumulative 52% rise in order intake meant that the order book was far larger than a year earlier. Consequently, there is a good chance that the shortfall will be largely made up by the end of the financial year. The new management team at Plastic/Metal Components is focusing on stepping up the acquisition of new orders, further productivity gains and future-oriented investments in micro-injection moulding technology. Accounting for 13.7% of Group sales (CHF 35.2 million, down from CHF 37.5 million a year earlier), it reported EBIT of CHF -0.1 million (down from CHF 0.2 million). Contrary to original plans, capacity utilization at the facility in Lamphun, Thailand, is unsatisfactory and the company is keeping its options open as regards the creation of additional capacity in the NAFTA countries. Balance sheet figures still in target range Total assets as at 31.03.07 amounted to CHF 433.5 million, i.e. a shade higher than the figure reported three months earlier (31.12.06: CHF 426.7 million). Owing to higher trade receivables and work in progress (reflecting large orders intake), current assets were CHF 13.6 million higher than at the end of financial 2005/06. Group equity rose to CHF 164.4 million, giving an equity ratio of 37.9% (previous year: 32.8%). Second half expected to bring an improvement As order intake rose again by a substantial 9.5% to CHF 283.0 million while orders on hand soared by 17.6% year-on-year to a record CHF 199.4 million, sales in the current financial year (1.10.06 - 30.9.07) should slightly exceed the 2005/06 figure. The operating result, however, will probably come in just short of the previous year's out-turn. Group Management takes an upbeat view of Feintool's future growth. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | Key figures (CHF m) | 1st half | 1st half 05/06 | Change % | | | 06/07 | | | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | Consolidated sales | 256.1 | 250.6 | + 2.2 | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | EBITDA | 25.0 | 24.8 | + 0.8 | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | Op. result (EBIT) | 14.3 | 14.5 | - 1.4 | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | Consolidated net | 6.8 | 7.4 | - 6.8 | | income | | | | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | Free cash flow | -8.1 | 10.4 | n.a. | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | Total assets | 433.5 | 30.9.06 426.7 | + 1.6 | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | Shareholders' equity | 164.4 | 30.9.06 140.1 | + 17.3 | |----------------------+-----------+---------------------+----------| | Employees at 31.3 | 1726 | 1785 | | | Apprentices | 100 | 88 | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ For further information, please contact: Joachim Kaufmann, CEO, and Jürg E. Wenger, CFO Phone +41 (0)32 387 51 11 Feintool is a leading technology and systems provider in fineblanking/forming and assembly automation. It is also a global supplier of metal and plastic components. Feintool operates throughout the world at the company's own facilities in Switzerland (head office in Lyss), Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, the United States, Japan, China and Thailand, where around 1800 employees are committed to customer satisfaction. Feintool International Holding Industriering 8, CH-3250 Lyss Phone +41 (0)32 387 51 11 Fax +41 (0)32 387 57 81 feintool-fim@feintool.com www.feintool.com Head of Corporate Communications Urs Feitknecht Phone +41 (0)32 387 51 63 Fax +41 (0)32 387 54 16 Mobile 079 204 41 13 urs.feitknecht@feintool.com The media release can be downloaded from the following link: --- End of Message --- Feintool International Holding Industriering 8 Lyss Schweiz WKN: 905428; ISIN: CH0009320091 ; Index: SPI, SPIEX, SSCI; Listed: Main Market in SWX Swiss Exchange;


 

CCA Will Market Combined Systems Technologies to OEMs and Tier One Suppliers STAMFORD, CT- May 30, 2007 - Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (EBB:CDTI, AIM:CDT/CDTS & XETRA:CDI), an innovation leader for clean energy and environmental technologies to reduce harmful engine emissions, announced today that it has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with privately held, Monroe, CT-based Combustion Components Associates (CCA), a provider of air pollution control technologies for the power generation and transportation industries. The license covers the Clean Diesel patented ARIS® technologies for control of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and related patents. The license gives CCA access to these patents in North America and Europe for vehicular and other applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Clean Diesel will receive upfront fees and per-unit royalties. The agreement licenses CCA to work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Tier One and exhaust system suppliers, targeting those who will combine CCA proprietary technologies with ARIS. The suite of licensed patents includes Clean Diesel's innovation of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in combination with SCR to minimize engine emissions while simultaneously improving fuel efficiency. Clean Diesel and CCA have also agreed on terms for an additional license to be signed for Japan and China. CCA already holds North American licenses from Clean Diesel for retrofit emission control applications in vehicles, stationary power generation, railroad and marine engines. CCA President R. Gifford Broderick stated, "The combination of our combined intellectual properties will enable CCA to provide an integrated and cost-effective approach for urea and hydrocarbon based after-treatment for a range of applications, including new diesel vehicles. The cooperation between our two companies will allow qualified Tier One suppliers, OEMs and other end-users access to the combined Clean Diesel and CCA technologies under a single license agreement. This will help our customers meet stringent diesel standards that are rapidly being enforced on diesel engines around the world." Dr. Walter G. Copan, Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer of Clean Diesel Technologies said, "CCA is an existing Clean Diesel licensee and we have worked closely together for years. They have designed high quality emission control systems for the retrofit marketplace, based on our platform technologies and patents. Clean Diesel is pleased to enter into another new license relationship providing new value-added offerings for high volume OEM applications. We intend to continue to expand the base of suppliers licensed to use our enabling technologies and anticipate additional announcements in the future." About Clean Diesel Technologies Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Clean Diesel International, LLC, is a clean energy and environmental technology company that provides innovative solutions to reduce harmful engine emissions and conserve energy. Clean Diesel Technologies' patented technologies, products and solutions enable cost-effective reduction of harmful emissions from internal combustion engines while also improving fuel economy and power. Products include Platinum Plus® fuel-borne catalysts, the Platinum Plus Purifier Systems, the ARIS® urea injection systems for selective catalytic reduction of NOx, diesel particulate filter and biofuels technologies. Their products are in commercial use around the world. Platinum Plus and ARIS are registered trademarks of Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit Clean Diesel at www.cdti.com or contact the Company directly. Certain statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known or unknown risks, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Contact: Clean Diesel Dr. Bernhard Steiner, (203) 327-7050 Technologies, CEO & President bsteiner@cdti.com Inc. Dr. Walter G. Copan, (203) 327-7050 CTO & EVP, North wcopan@cdti.com America Clean Diesel Timothy Rogers, EVP, +44 18 83 621023 International, International trogers@cdti.com LLC Operations Allen & Caron Rudy Barrio (US (212) 691-8087 Inc investors) r.barrio@allencaron.com US media / Len Hall (US (949) 474-4300 investor media) len@allencaron.com enquiries Abchurch Heather Salmond +44 20 7398 7700 Communications Justin Heath heather.salmond@abchurch-group.com Ltd justin.heath@abchurch-group.com UK media / investor enquiries: # # # # The press release can be downloaded from the following link:


 

Intervest Offices has obtained control over Zuidinvest nv, owner of the "Exiten"-building in Zellik, with an occupancy rate of 96%, for an amount of 8.490.000 euro, at a gross yield of 7,35%. This company is the owner of an ideally located office building, highly visible and close to exit 10 of the Brussels Ring road in Zellik. The office is easily accessible with public transport (train and bus connections at walking distance). For years, Intervest Offices is already familiar with this region as its fully rented Inter Access Park is also located here. "Exiten" is developed by CIP nv in 2002. The building has an attractive architecture according to the design of the architect's firm M&M Jaspers, J. Eyers and Partners. The building has a lettable surface of 3.880 m² and is rented for 96 % to 5 tenants, namely Gras Savoye, IFM Electronic, Interelecta, Sapsa Bedding and Interbati. For the vacant space, a rental guarantee has been obtained from the sellers till 30 June 2008. The gross rental income amounts to 624.000 euro on a yearly basis. "Exiten" is a classic, technically advanced office building with a modulation of 1,50 meter. The air conditioning is accommodated with active cooling boxes. The building is equipped with raised floors and is easily subdividable. Through this investment Intervest Offices takes a first step in its aim to further improve the quality of its portfolio by reinvesting the financial means, recently received from the sale of five office buildings at the end of 2006, in high quality buildings at a proper yield. Jean-Paul Sols, CEO Intervest Offices: "This acquisition provides us a particular interesting gross yield of 7,35 % with a spread rental risk. The investment immediately contributes to the distributable operational result. Furthermore, "Exiten" is located in a submarket of the Brussels periphery that knows increasing interest from tenants as well as from investors." 30 May 2007 Note to the editor: for more information, please contact: INTERVEST OFFICES nv, Jean-Paul Sols - CEO, tel: 03/287.67.67 For the entire pdf-version with photo of this press release, please click on the link below:


 

Nationale Suisse and Zurich Insurance Company will launch a joint art insurance product in mid June. Nationale Suisse will be responsible for risk assessment and claims management while Zurich will manage the sales. By adding this new art cover to its portfolio, Zurich aims to position itself as a provider of a comprehensive product range and consolidate its status as a leading Swiss insurer. Markus Hongler, CEO of Zurich Switzerland, explained his company's motives for this joint venture as follows: "In Nationale Suisse we have found an insurer with an excellent and profound knowledge of art insurance". Hans Künzle, CEO of Nationale Suisse, is also excited by the new product: "We anticipate very interesting new business opportunities through Zurich's excellent standing with corporate clients and their extensive sales force of up to 1500 client advisors throughout Switzerland". The new art cover targets galleries, private collectors, foundations, museums, large corporations with art collections and travelling exhibitions. The new product will insure artworks against damage, destruction or loss. An accurate expert assessment of the sketch, painting, sculpture or installation is vital for this product. Nationale Suisse has the specialist competence and art expertise required for this job and, as a result, it will perform the risk assessment and settle any claims. Zurich, on the other hand, will leverage its comprehensive agent network, globally recognised brand and operating excellence to promote sales and the efficient administration of the new art product. Nationale Suisse und Zurich Switzerland will bear the risk jointly as co-insurers. "This deal will benefit both our clients and ourselves" assert Hanz Künzle and Markus Hongler. This new product combines the knowledge and experience of two successful Swiss insurers. It is also flexible and offers the full range of services, all for a fair price. Brief profile Nationale Suisse is an innovative, The headquarters of international Swiss insurer providing Nationale Suisse is in first-rate risk and pension solutions and Basel. Nationale Suisse tailored niche products. The Group has is listed on the SWX gross premiums of CHF 1.74 billion, Swiss Exchange (NATN). On approximately 35% of which come from 31 December 2006 the subsidiaries in Germany, France, Italy, Group employed 2,013 Belgium and Spain. persons (1,884 FTEs). Downloads Disclaimer You can access this media release and the Any forward-looking new advertisement on our website statements contained in www.nationalesuisse.ch. this article consist of estimates, assessments and forecasts. The influence of uncertain and unforeseeable circumstances and certain risks may mean that actual performance deviates significantly from our expectations. Contacts Media relations Information & Communication Tel. +41 61 275 23 72 Fax +41 61 275 22 21 cornelia.frei@nationalesuisse.ch Nationale Suisse Steinengraben 41 4003 Basel www.nationalesuisse.ch --- End of Message --- Nationale Suisse Steinengraben 41 Basel WKN: 1081197; ISIN: CH0010811971; Index: SMCI, SPI, SPIEX; Listed: Main Market in SWX Swiss Exchange;


 

Press release Maconomy Sweden signs contract with Caran AB Copenhagen, May 30, 2007. Caran AB has due to change of ownership become a part of JCE Group. Caran AB has subsequently chosen to continue the relationship with Maconomy and to invest in the business solution Maconomy X. The contract covers approx. 1,000 users at Caran AB of which the majority are time-sheet users. Due to the existing relationship with Caran AB, revenue from the contract can't be compared with a sale to a new customer. The contract does not affect Maconomy's financial expectations for 2007. Hugo Dorph CEO For further information: Hugo Dorph, CEO Ulrik Christensen, CFO Tel. +45 35 27 24 24 Tel. +45 35 27 23 67 About Caran AB (www.caran.se) Caran are specialists within industrial product development with focus on three cornerstones: design, function and productivity. Swedish based Caran has approx. 1,000 employees at several offices in Sweden and in Great Britain, Germany, France and India. About Maconomy A/S (www.maconomy.com) Maconomy is a global provider of industry-specific business solutions for professional services companies and marketing communications organisations. Maconomy services and supports roughly 500 customers in 50 countries through our offices in the U.S. and across Europe, and through an extensive partner network. Today, more than 90,000 users worldwide use Maconomy's business solutions. This announcement has been prepared in Danish and English. The Danish version is to be considered the original version for official purpose and in case of any discrepancies between the two versions the Danish version shall prevail.


 

Highlights Seadrill reports net income of US$168.2 million and earnings per share of US$0.44 for the first quarter of 2007. Seadrill records gain of US$123.3 million on sale of the two FPSOs Crystal Ocean and Crystal Sea. Seadrill and Ship Finance International Limited agreed sale and leaseback arrangement for the jack-up rig West Prospero. Seadrill secured new assignments for the jack-ups West Janus, West Larissa and the jack-up newbuild West Triton (currently under construction). Seadrill secured a letter of intent for a five-year contract for one of its ultra-deepwater units under construction. First quarter results Seadrill today reported consolidated revenues for the first quarter 2007 of US$479.2 million compared to US$387.1 million for the fourth quarter 2006. Revenues included gain on sale of the two FPSOs Crystal Ocean and Crystal Sea. Operating profit for the first quarter was, excluding gain on sales of the two FPSOs, US$82.2 million as compared to US$78.9 million in the fourth quarter 2006. Operating profit from the Mobile units, excluding gains on sale, amounted to US$51.8 million as compared to an operating profit of US$47.6 million in the fourth quarter 2006. The increase was mainly due to higher average dayrates for some of the Company's units. Operating profit from the Tender rigs amounted to US$22.6 million as compared to US$20.8 million in the fourth quarter 2006. The increase mainly reflects the successful start-up of operations for the new semi-tender West Berani. Operating profit from Well services amounted to US$7.8 million. This was lower than the fourth quarter of US$10.5 million, which reflected extraordinary high activities. Net financial items for the first quarter showed an income of US$21.8 million as compared to US$21.4 million in the fourth quarter 2006. Income before income taxes amounted to US$183.7 million. Income taxes were US$13.7 million. Net income for the quarter amounted to US$168.2 million. Earnings per share were US$0.44 for the third quarter. For further information, please see the first quarter 2007 report attached. Analyst contact: Jim Dåtland Vice President Investor Relations Seadrill Management AS +47 51 30 99 19 Media contact: Kjell E Jacobsen Chief Executive Officer Seadrill Management AS +47 51 30 99 19 Trond Brandsrud Chief Financial Officer Seadrill Management AS +47 51 30 99 19 Seadrill Limited Hamilton, Bermuda May 30, 2007


 

Amsterdam, 30 May 2007 - Atradius N.V., a leading global credit insurer, and AlfaStrakhovanie, one of the largest insurers in Russia and part of Alfa Group that also comprises Alfa Bank, have signed a co-operation agreement whereby AlfaStrakhovanie will provide credit insurance in Russia to Atradius clients. Both Atradius and AlfaStrakhovanie envisage expanding the scope of the co-operation to providing credit insurance to AlfaStrakhovanie's own customers in Russia. Peter Ingenlath CEO of Atradius commented; "We believe credit insurance in Russia can grow at about a 20% compound annual growth rate over the coming years. AlfaStrakhovanie is one of the leading Russian insurers with a nationwide distribution network and solid growth potential. We believe they have the right combination of market access and desire to help drive growth in credit insurance in Russia. This co-operation agreement enables us to meet the insurance requirements of our existing clients and puts us in a strong position to build new business." "In view of the high demand for credit insurance in Russia we need a reliable partner providing insurance coverage not only to SMEs but also to large corporate clients who need re-insurance protection abroad. Co-operation with Atradius, one of the world leading credit insurers, enables us to provide clients with credit insurance products up to the best international standards fully conforming to Russian legislation", - commented Vladimir Skvortsov CEO of AlfaStrakhovanie Insurance Group. About Atradius: Atradius is a leading credit insurer with total revenues of around EUR 1.3 billion and a 24% share of the world credit insurance market. It insures approximately EUR 400 billion of world trade annually against non-payment and provides a comprehensive range of risk transfer, financing and trade receivables management services. With 3,500 staff and more than 90 offices in 40 countries, Atradius has access to credit information on 45 million companies world-wide and makes more than 12,000 credit limit decisions daily. It is "A" rated by Standard & Poor's (outlook stable) and A2 by Moody's (outlook stable). About AlfaStrakhovanie: AlfaStrakhovanie OJSC is among the top-5 insurance companies in Russia with consolidated authorised capital of EUR 70 million and total revenues of EUR 260 million in 2006. AlfaStrakhovanie is a part of Alfa-Group, one of the largest private financial and industrial consortia in Russia (including Alfa-Bank, TNK-BP, VympelKom, Megafon, Golden Telecom, X5 Retail Group). AlfaStrakhovanie is a full-service insurance company. Licenses for 98 types of insurance lines and products allow to provide customers with complete insurance protection. The company is granted with A++ top reliability rating by Expert RA rating agency. Further information: Atradius Corporate Communications Andrea Riedle Pressesprecherin Tel.: +49 221 2044 1433 E-Mail: andrea.riedle@atradius.com www.atradius.de If you are interested in credit insurance in Russia please contact: Atradius Kreditversicherung AlfaStrakhovanie Joachim Osinski Irina Alpatova Tel.: +49 221 2044 5306 Tel.: +7 495 788 0999 E-mail: joachim.osinski@atradius.com E-mail: alpatova@alfastrah.ru www.atradius.com www.alfastrah.ru The press release can be downloaded from the following link:


 

"Advancing Uranium" NEWS RELEASE Crosshair reports highest uranium grades and intercepts ever returned from Lower C Zone Dated: May 30, 2007 AMEX: CXZ, TSX-V: CXX Crosshair Exploration and Mining Corp. (AMEX:CXZ, TSX-V: CXX) reports that the 9,400-metre winter drill program at the Central Mineral Belt Property intersected the highest uranium grades and largest intercepts ever returned from the Lower C Zone. Although previous drill programs had not focused on the Lower C Zone, recent drill intercepts demonstrate that the thickness and grade of the Lower C are much better than originally estimated based on historical drilling by Shell Canada. The Lower C is highlighted by hole ML-63, which intersected 11.05 metres of 0.128% U308 within 43.45 metres of 0.041% U308. The Company considers the Lower C Zone drill results highly significant because they increase the economic potential of the C Zone by verifying a second zone of uranium mineralization sub-parallel to the more robust Upper C Zone. So far, Crosshair has intersected the Lower C zone in 23 widely spaced drill holes, confirming the continuity of uranium mineralization over a distance of 800 meters along strike and 675 metres down dip. Uranium grades average 0.047% over an average intercept of 4.25 metres (to a maximum of 43.45 metres thickness). The Lower C Zone remains open for expansion both along strike and down dip. "These drill intercepts demonstrate that the Lower C is a more significant Zone than reported historically by Shell Canada Resources," says Timothy Froude, Crosshair's Sr. Vice President of Exploration. "The confirmation of the Lower C Zone's viability provides another important dimension in expanding uranium resources on the C Zone." Highlights from Lower C Zone drilling include the following: * ML-63 intersected 43.45 metres of 0.041% U3O8, including 11.05 metres of 0.128% U3O8, including 0.70 meters grading 1.147% U3O8 * ML-77 intersected 3.51 metres of 0.072% U3O8 * ML-47* intersected 4.50 metres of 0.10% U3O8 * ML-44* intersected 6.50 metres of 0.10% U3O8 * Previously released results Full assay highlights, tables and maps have been posted on the company website: http://www.crosshairexploration.com/s/CZone.asp The Company's exploration work on the Central Mineral Belt uranium property is supervised by Timothy Froude, P.Geo., a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Senior Vice President Exploration of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. Mr. Froude has verified that the results presented above have been accurately summarized from the official assay certificates provided to the Company. A QA/QC program has been implemented consisting of standard, blank and duplicate samples. About Crosshair Crosshair is an aggressive uranium and gold exploration and development Company with select projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Company has developed into a dominant player in the exploration for uranium in the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador. The 746 sq km Central Mineral Belt Uranium Property is host to potentially three significant types of uranium mineralization - Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG - Olympic Dam), structurally controlled, shear zone ("Michelin") and unconformity types of mineralization. In addition, through option agreements with Paragon Minerals Corporation, Crosshair has secured a position in one of the most prospective massive sulphide districts in Canada as well as a promising early stage high grade gold property at South Golden Promise and Golden Promise. For more information of the Company and its properties, please visit the website at www.crosshairexploration.com. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD "Mark J Morabito" President and CEO Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. - Vancouver T: 604-681-8030 F: 604-681-8039 E: greg@crosshairexploration.com: or dan@crosshairexploration.com www.crosshairexploration.com Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information Information set forth in this news release may involve forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address a company's expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend", statements that an action or event "may", "might", "could", "should", or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following risks: the risks associated with outstanding litigation, if any; risks associated with project development; the need for additional financing; operational risks associated with mining and mineral processing; fluctuations in uranium, gold and other commodity prices; title matters; environmental liability claims and insurance; reliance on key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain officers, directors or promoters with certain other projects; the absence of dividends; competition; dilution; the volatility of our common share price and volume; and tax consequences to U.S. Shareholders. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this News Release.


 

Handelsbanken has created a special regional bank for the metropolitan Stockholm region. Pär Boman, Group chief executive of Handelsbanken, says, "This is about focusing our efforts. Our branch offices in and around Stockholm are doing business as never before - therefore we are concentrating our regional specialists in the Stockholm area to a joint unit." The head of the new regional bank will be Thommy Mossinger, executive vice president of Handelsbanken. He will take up his new position on 7 June. For further information, please contact: Pär Boman, Group chief executive, tel: +46 8 22 92 20 Johan Lagerström, press officer, tel: +46 8 701 1395, mobile: +46 70 265 80 14


 

The Board of Directors of Nordea Bank AB (publ) has today decided, in accordance with an authorisation given by the Annual General Meeting on 13 April 2007, on a directed offer for the acquisition of shares to the subscriber of C-shares in Nordea, i.e. Alecta pensionsförsäkring, ömsesidigt ("Alecta"). The offer is part of the implementation of Nordea's Long Term Incentive Programme 2007 and includes all 3,120,000 C-shares which Nordea has previously issued. Acquisition shall be made during the period 30 May -15 June 2007. Payment for acquired shares shall be made in cash with at a lowest price of EUR 1 and a highest price of EUR 1.05 per share, the price per share to be EUR 1 plus accrued interest, based on Euribor for the relevant period in question plus 1.00 percentage units calculated on a 30/360 day basis, for the period commencing on and including the day on which Alecta has fulfilled payments in relation to the issue of C-Shares up to but excluding the day on which Nordea has fulfilled payments in relation to this directed offer. Based on current interest rates the price is expected to amount to approximately EUR 1.002 per share. Nordea currently holds 5 424 597 own ordinary shares and no own C-shares. Alecta has informed Nordea that it intends to accept the offer. Subsequent to all 3,120,000 C-shares having been acquired the Board intends to convert them to ordinary shares. For further information: Steen Christensen, Group Human Resources, +45 3333 3049 Torben Laustsen, Group Identity and Communications, +46 8 614 7916


 

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) Reports Results for First Quarter 2007 and Declares Quarterly Dividend Ship Finance International Limited ("Ship Finance" or the "Company") announces today the financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. Highlights * The Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.55 per share with respect to the first quarter of 2007, up from $0.54 per share for the previous quarter. * Total operating revenues for the quarter were $86.5 million or $1.19 per share and net income was $55.3 million or $0.76 per share. * The six single-hull Suezmax tankers Front Target, Front Traveller, Front Transporter, Front Comor, Front Granite and Front Sunda were sold and delivered to their new owners in March 2007. Net proceeds to the Company were $142.0 million adjusted for charter termination compensations to Frontline. A gain of $30.8 million relating to the sale of these vessels was recorded in the quarter. * In January 2007, Ship Finance announced the acquisition of a second newbuilding jack-up drilling rig for a purchase price of $210 million, in combination with a 15 year charter to Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill"). The rig is scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in July 2007. * In February 2007, the Company announced the acquisition of two newbuilding 170,000 dwt dry bulk vessels for a total delivered cost price of $160 million, in combination with 15 year charters to Golden Ocean Group Limited ("Golden Ocean"). The vessels are scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. * In March 2007, Ship Finance announced the agreement to acquire three newbuilding seismic vessels from SCAN Geophysical ASA ("SCAN") based on a total delivered price of $210 million, or $70 million per vessel, including complete seismic equipment. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2008, and will be chartered back to SCAN for a period of 12 years thereafter. * In March 2007, Ship Finance announced the agreement to sell the single hull VLCC Front Vanadis to Great Elephant Corporation ("Great Elephant") a subsidiary of Taiwan Maritime Transportation Co. Ltd. in the form of a hire-purchase agreement. The vessel is chartered to Great Elephant until November 2010, with a purchase obligation at the end of the charter. Delivery took place at the beginning of May 2007. Dividends and Results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2007 The Board of Directors has reviewed the long term prospects for the Company including its significant fixed charter backlog, growth prospects and strong financial position, and has decided to increase the dividend payment for the quarter to $0.55 per share. The dividend will be paid on or about June 21, 2007 to shareholders of record as of June 8, 2007. The ex-dividend date is June 6, 2007. The Company reported total operating revenues of $86.5 million, net operating income of $83.0 million and net income of $55.3 million for the first quarter of 2007. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.76. This includes a profit of $30.8 million relating to the sale of the six single hull Suezmax tankers. For the first quarter of 2007, the Company estimates that a total of $15.2 million or $0.21 per share has accumulated in profit share from Frontline Ltd. ("Frontline"). Based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("US GAAP"), this has not been accounted for in the period and will be recognized later in the year provided the vessels on charter to Frontline continue to earn in excess of the minimum fixed charter rates. As most of the Company's assets are accounted for based on lease accounting, a significant portion of the charter hire received does not appear in the income statement as described in Note 2 to the Income Statement. These amounts are classified as 'repayment of investment in finance leases', and are included in the statement of cashflows only. For the first quarter, this amounted to $36.3 million or $0.50 per share. Net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter was $112.1 million, net cash provided by investing activities was $6.4 million and net cash used in financing activities was $36.6 million. As of March 31, 2007, the Company had total cash and cash equivalents of $146.4 million and restricted cash of $13.5 million. In addition, $0.4 million in cash and cash equivalents was held in a 100% owned subsidiary accounted for under the equity method. At the end of the quarter, the Company had available undrawn credit lines in the amount of $219.7 million. For the complete report please see the link below. May 30, 2007 The Board of Directors Ship Finance International Limited Hamilton, Bermuda Questions should be directed to: Lars Solbakken: Chief Executive Officer, Ship Finance Management AS +47 23114006 / +47 91198844 Ole B. Hjertaker: Chief Financial Officer, Ship Finance Management AS +47 23114011 / +47 90141243


 

Northern Logistic Property ASA ("NLP" or the "Company") has applied for listing of its shares on Oslo Børs (the Oslo Stock Exchange) to be considered for approval in the Board meeting of Oslo Børs on 20 June 2007. In connection with the proposed listing, NLP intends to make a private placement of up to 7 million shares (the "Private Placement"). The Private Placement will be carried out as a book-building process with an application period from and including 31 May 2007 to and including 13 June 2007 at 16:00 CET, subject to early close or extension. A non-binding indicative price range has been set from NOK 55 - 58 per share. The offering will be directed to new and existing institutional and professional investors in Norway and internationally. The minimum application and allocation amount will be NOK 500,000. The completion of the Private Placement is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of NLP following the book building period. Announcement of the allotment and final application price of the Private Placement is expected to be made on or about 15 June 2007. The use of proceeds from the Private Placement is to fund further property acquisitions, building upon the Company's strategy to be the leading Northern European logistic property company. First Securities ASA, NRP Securities ASA and ABG Sundal Collier Norge ASA are managers for the Private Placement. This notice is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, and is not for distribution to United States news services or for dissemination in the United States or elsewhere where such dissemination is not appropriate. About Northern Logistic Property ASA Northern Logistic Property ASA is a leading pure-play logistic property company based in Northern Europe. The company currently has a property portfolio of approximately NOK 5.0bn. The portfolio consist of 17 advanced logistic properties located in larger and regional cities in Sweden, with a total lettable area of 624 000 sq.m. See also www.nlpasa.com. Further information from: Göran Bengtsson, CEO, Northern Logistic Property ASA, tel: +46 706357300 The investor presentation can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.nlpasa.com/NewsArticle.asp?id=15 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This notice is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, and is not for distribution to United States news services or for dissemination in the United States or elsewhere where such dissemination is not appropriate.


 

Leiden, The Netherlands, May 30 2007 - Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL, Swiss Exchange: CRX) today announced that there will be a live video webcast of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), commencing June 1 at 14:00 hrs CET in Leiden. The webcast will be available via Crucell's corporate website, www.crucell.com, where you can also find general information regarding the AGM. About Crucell Crucell N.V. (Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: CRX) is a biotechnology company focused on research, development and worldwide marketing of vaccines and antibodies that prevent and treat infectious diseases. Its vaccines are sold in public and private markets worldwide. Crucell's core portfolio includes a vaccine against hepatitis B, a fully-liquid vaccine against five important childhood diseases, and a virosome-adjuvanted vaccine against influenza. Crucell also markets travel vaccines, such as the only oral anti-typhoid vaccine, an oral cholera vaccine and the only aluminium-free hepatitis A vaccine on the market. The Company has a broad development pipeline, with several Crucell products based on its unique PER.C6® production technology. The Company licenses this and other technologies to the biopharmaceutical industry. Important partners and licensees include DSM Biologics, sanofi aventis, GSK and Merck & Co. Crucell is headquartered in Leiden (the Netherlands), with subsidiaries in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Korea and the US. The Company employs over a 1000 people. For more information, please visit www.crucell.com. Forward-looking statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. We have identified certain important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements. For information relating to these factors please refer to our Form 20-F, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2006, and the section entitled "Risk Factors". The Company prepares its financial statements under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (US GAAP) and Europe (IFRS). For further information please contact: Crucell N.V. For Crucell in the US: Leonard Kruimer Redington, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Thomas Redington Tel. +31-(0)71- 519 9100 Tel. +1 212-926-1733 Leonard.Kruimer@crucell.com tredington@redingtoninc.com Barbara Mulder Director Corporate Communications Tel: 31-(0) 71 519 7346 barbara.mulder@crucell.com


 

GLENCAR MINING PLC Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2006 30 May 2007 The Glencar Mining plc Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2006 and a notice convening the Annual General Meeting, have been posted to shareholders and will be available for inspection, for a period of at least one month, at 71 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. The annual general meeting will be held at Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, at 11.30 a.m. on 21st June 2007. For further information please contact: Glencar Mining plc Hugh McCullough, Managing Director Tel: +353 1 661 9974 e-mail: info@glencarmining.ie ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

VV-AUTO GROUP OY PRESS RELEASE 30.5.2007 AT 13.15 In line with its strategy, VV-Auto Group Oy continues to focus heavily on the development of customer relationship management and is acquiring a CRM system from Infor Global Solutions. The Infor CRM Epiphany system selected contains efficient and modern customer relationship management tools. System implementations have won the Gartner CRM Excellence Award for eight times for seven years in succession. The system will serve the imports, retailing and after-sales services of Volkswagen passenger cars and commercial vehicles, and Audi passenger cars. Decisions concerning the implementation of the system for Seat will be made later. The system will be built to serve the needs of the whole network and its implementation will be phased to start at the beginning of 2008. On the basis of experience gained, the plan is to implement the system throughout the retail network in 2008 and 2009. During this year, VV-Auto has also put a lot of effort into benefiting from the Plussa customer loyalty marketing and into developing service products for car trade. The new service products introduced in VV-Auto's own outlets in May include Plussa financing, Plussa leasing and Plussa insurance. Further information from: Director Ilkka Nissi, Business Development, VV-Auto Group Oy, tel. +358 9 7583 224 VV-Auto imports to Finland Volkswagen, Audi and Seat passenger cars, and Volkswagen commercial vehicles. VV-Auto is also engaged in car retailing and provides after-sales services. Kesko (www.kesko.fi) is a retail specialist whose stores raise the quality of consumers' everyday lives by offering highly-appreciated products and services at competitive prices. Kesko operates in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Russia. Infor Global Solutions delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. It has offices in more than 100 countries, including Finland. Infor Global Solutions has over 8,100 employees and over 70,000 customers. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.


 

Message to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange No. 13-2007, 30 May 2007 The Board of Directors of FLSmidth & Co. A/S has today reviewed and approved the Interim Report for 1 January to 31 March. The Interim Report is presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, which are approved by EU and additional Danish information requirements regarding interim reporting of listed companies. The Interim Report is unaudited. The Interim Report is accessible at FLSmidth's website: http://www.flsmidth.com/flsmidth/english/investor/reports/default.asp The main conclusions of the Interim Report are: Developments in the first quarter of 2007 * The order intake amounted to DKK 4,192m in the first quarter of 2007 (first quarter of 2006: DKK 4,534m). * The order backlog amounted to DKK 18,854m by the end of the first quarter 2007 (end of 2006: DKK 18,264m) * The turnover rose 63% to DKK 3,764m in the first quarter of 2007, up from DKK 2,307m in the same period of the year before. * Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) rose 186% to DKK 309m in the first quarter of 2007, up from DKK 108m in the same period of the year before. * Earnings before tax (EBT) rose 177% to DKK 319m in the first quarter of 2007, up from DKK 115m in the same period of the year before. * Cash flow from operating activities (continuing activities) amounted to DKK 223 m in the first quarter of 2007 as against DKK 299m in the same period of the year before. Prospects for 2007 The expectations for the cement market in 2007 are upgraded to around 100m tonnes per year new contracted cement kiln capacity worldwide (exclusive of China) from the previous expectation of 80-90m tonnes per year. FLSmidth & Co. upgrades its expectations for the year's turnover and earnings as follows: * Consolidated turnover DKK 17-19bn (previous expectation 16-18.5bn) * Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) DKK 1.2-1.35bn (previous expectation 1.1-1.3bn) * Earnings before tax (EBT) DKK 1.3-1.45bn (previous expectation 1.2-1.4bn). The acquisition of GL&V Process is not included in the above figures. FLSmidth's interactive electronic interim report Via the website both figures and tables can be downloaded in Excel spreadsheet and via the seach engine it is possible to make a global search in the accounts for both figures and text. Direct link: http://annualreport.fls.com/2007_q1 A telephone conference regarding the Interim Report will be held today at 15:00 hours. For further details, please visit www.flsmidth.com FLSmidth & Co. A/S Corporate Public Relations


 

Northern Logistic Property ASA (NLP) has decided to call a bondholders' meeting 12 June 2007 for the bond registered as ISIN No 001 033200.0 in order to suggest an amendment to the present provision relating to NLP's duty to redeem the bonds through mandatory bid for the shares in NLP in accordance with the Securities Trading Act. In connection with the application for listing of the NLP shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange, it is suggested that the duty be amended to come into force at acquisition of more than 50 % of the votes in NLP. It is also suggested a compensation to the bondholders of 0.5 % of the bonds' face value, i.e. MNOK 1.8. About Northern Logistic Property ASA Northern Logistic Property ASA is a leading pure-play logistic property company based in Northern Europe. The company currently has a property portfolio of approximately NOK 5.0bn. The portfolio consist of 17 advanced logistic properties located in larger and regional cities in Sweden, with a total lettable area of 624 000 sq.m. See also www.nlpasa.com. Further information from: Göran Bengtsson, CEO, Northern Logistic Property ASA, tel: +46 706357300


 

Norgani acquires Rica Hotel Bodø Oslo ( 30 May 2007 ): Norgani Hotels ASA has today entered into a final agreement with Wiland Eiendom to acquire the property Rica Hotel Bodø, in Norway for NOK 87 million. The property consists of 113 room, conference and restaurant facilities. This is Norganis second hotel in Bodø. Bodø is northern Norway's second largest city. The hotel is operated by Rica Hotel. Price per Room is 790 000 including stamp duty. The acquisition of Rica Bodø will be concluded by 30 June 2007. For further information: CEO Eva Eriksson, mobile phone + 46 706443497 Or: Asset Manager Ronny Wilhelmsen +47 92696080 With a portfolio of more than 70 hotels in the Nordic region, Norgani Hotels is Europe's fifth largest hotel property investor. Through size and specialization Norgani has a knowledge of and insight in the hotel industry, creating a unique platform for development of hotel properties and business in cooperation with operators and brands. The share is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. www.norgani.no


 

Intelecom Norge, together with Telenor and Nordialog, has signed a contract with Norsk Tipping AS (Norway's leading games company) covering all Norsk Tipping's telephony services and systems for the next three years. The total value of the contract is 10-12 MNOK over the 3 year period, whereof 1,5 MNOK is solutions and services from Intelecom Norge AS. Intelecom liased with Telenor and Nordialog to respond to Norsk Tipping's request for communication systems and services. The contract is a frame agreement, allowing Norsk Tipping to scale up and down existing solutions and add new services that become available. The contract covers all fixed voice services from Telenor, an Alcatel-Lucent based in-house voice solution with a range of applications, Trio presence management system and the required services to manage the solution. The contract also covers DSL based services for home offices and all mobile voice services, including Telenor's Proffnett Total. Mobile terminals will be supplied by Nordialog. "We regard Norsk Tipping as an innovative and demanding customer and we are very pleased to be awarded this contract. This confirms Intelecom's position as a leading communications integrator", comments CEO Eivind Hauglie-Hanssen About Norsk Tipping: Norsk Tipping is Norway's leading games company, wholly-owned by the Norwegian state. The company's main objectives are to provide the Norwegian people with responsible games and entertainment within social acceptable conditions, and at the same time ensure a secure and long-term profit for the beneficiary organizations. About Intelecom Norge AS: Intelecom Norge is a subsidiary of Consorte Group ASA. Consorte Group is a leading company in development, integration, delivery and operation of communication solutions to the enterprise market. In addition to the subsidiary in Norway, the Group has subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark and the UK. The company supplies services and solutions that are adapted to the individual customer's business and requirements. Consorte's customers regard communication as business critical and Consorte addresses this by combining business understanding with advanced communication technology. Contact: CEO Eivind Hauglie-Hanssen, Tel.: +47 03050


 

FORM 38.5(a) DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY (Rule 38.5(a) of the Takeover Code) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of exempt principal trader | HSBC Bank Plc | |----------------------------------------------+--------------------| | Company dealt in | Domestic & General | | | Group Plc | |----------------------------------------------+--------------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | Ordinary Shares | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 1) | | |----------------------------------------------+--------------------| | Date of dealing | 29th May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. DEALINGS (Note 2) (a) Purchases and sales +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price paid | Lowest price paid | | securities | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | | purchased | | | |--------------------------+--------------------+-------------------| | 100 | 1,403.35p | 1,403.35p | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price | Lowest price | | securities | received | received | | sold | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | |-------------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 0 | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, | Long/short | Number of | Price per | | e.g. CFD | (Note 4) | securities | unit | | | | (Note 5) | (Note 3) | |----------------+------------+---------------------+---------------| | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of securities to|Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option | |name,e.g|selling, |which the option |price |American, |date |moneypaid/received| |call |purchasing,|relates (Note 5) | |European | |per unit (Note 3) | |option |varying etc| | |etc. | | | |--------+-----------+-----------------------+--------+----------+------+------------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit | | | | (Note 3) | |-----------------------+----------------------+--------------------| | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 3. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. .................................................. .................................................. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 30th May 2007 | |----------------------------------------+--------------------------| | Contact name | Muz Petkar | |----------------------------------------+--------------------------| | Telephone number | 0207 991 6187 | |----------------------------------------+--------------------------| | Name of offeree/offeror with which | Domestic & General Group | | connected | Plc | |----------------------------------------+--------------------------| | Nature of connection (Note 6) | Connected Advisor | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 38.5(a) can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Oslo, Norway, May 30, 2007 - Photocure ASA (OSE:PHO) today announces that Hexvix has received approval for price and reimbursement of Hexvix in France. This approval triggers a milestone payment of ¤ 0.5 million from GE Healthcare who holds exclusive global rights outside of the Nordic region to market and distribute Photocure's product Hexvix. Hexvix is now being introduced in Europe and price/reimbursement is approved in key countries as Spain and France. President and CEO of Photocure, Kjetil Hestdal comments: "Obtaining these important approvals in such short time demonstrates the medical acceptance and health economic benefits of Hexvix and the ability of GE Healthcare's marketing and sales organization." For further information, contact: President and CEO Kjetil Hestdal E-mail: kh@photocure.no Mobile: +47 913 19 535 Office: +47 22 06 22 10 CFO Christian Fekete E-mail: cf@photocure.no Mobile: +47 916 42 938 Office: +47 22 06 22 10 www.photocure.com Photocure is a Norwegian pharmaceutical company listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. The company develops and sells pharmaceuticals and medical devices for the treatment and diagnosis of different types of cancer. The products are based on proprietary photodynamic technologies, targeting specific dermatology and oncology markets. Photocure has currently two pharmaceutical products on the market: Metvix®, for the treatment of sun-damaged skin and certain types of skin cancer, and Hexvix®, for the diagnosis of bladder cancer. In addition, the company has developed a proprietary light source, the Aktilite® lamp, which is used in combination with the Metvix cream. Through worldwide studies, Photocure is continuously testing its products for new indications, and the aim is to develop a pipeline of follow-on products and technologies.


 

After close to 13 years as chief economist at SEB, Klas Eklund assumes a newly established position as senior economist at the bank, leaving his prognosis responsibility and managerial position for economic analysis. The new chief economist is Robert Bergqvist, currently heading SEB's analytical unit Trading Strategy. Robert Bergqvist is given the assignment to further integrate the financial analysis with the macroeconomic analysis. Klas Eklund will continue to partake in larger client events, while focusing more on national analysis of globalisation, climate issues and long term growth. Robert Bergqvist is currently responsible for SEB's market oriented currency, interest, and credit analysis and has been with the bank for the past ten years. Prior to SEB, Bergqvist spent nine years at the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) dealing with monetary and exchange rate policy decisions, international central banks cooperation and balance of payments analysis. - We are now building an effective platform for analysis at SEB based on a very interesting mix of passionate people with valuable experience, characteristics and competences. Analysis of economies and the economic policies, personal economy and the financial markets - both domestic and global - are in focus. SEB's clients shall meet an increased accessibility and visibility both in terms of analysis and economists. And I want us to surprise and exceed our clients' expectations, says Robert Bergqvist. Bergqvist and Eklund assume their respective positions on 1 July. The SEB Group is a North European financial group for 400,000 corporate customers and institutions, and 5 million private customers. SEB has local presence in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Germany, Poland, the Ukraine and Russia and has a global presence through its international network in another 10 countries. On 31 December 2006, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 1,934bn while its assets under management totalled SEK 1,262bn. The Group has about 20,000 employees. Read more about SEB at www.sebgroup.com. _________________________________________ For further information, please contact: Robert Bergqvist, +46 70 445 14 04 Klas Eklund, + 46 8 763 80 88 Elisabet Linge Bergman, Press Officer: +46 8 763 88 04


 

TM Software skrifaði nýverið undir samning við hollenska sjúkrahúsið, Ziekenhuis Walcheren. Þessi samningur snýr að innleiðingu stjórnunarkerfanna Theriak Logi Management (TLM) og Theriak Fina Management (TFM). En þessum kerfum er ætlað að koma í stað núverandi kerfis sjúkrahússins og þar með gera alla fjárhags- og lyfjastjórnunarumsýslu sjúkrahússins skilvirkari. Þetta kemur fram í tilkynningu.Það eru hvorki meira né minna en fjögur ár síðan sjúkrahúsið óskaði fyrst eftir upplýsingum um bæði TLM og TFM kerfin. Hins vegar frestaðist verkefnið um mánuði og ár því sjúkrahúsið sameinaðist tveimur öðrum. Loks í lok síðasta árs stóðu svo tvö fyrirtæki upp úr hjá sjúkrahúsinu og urðu TM Software og TLM og TFM kerfin endanlega fyrir valinu. Ástæðuna má rekja til þess að TLM og TFM kerfin henta sjúkrahúsum sérlega vel og búa sérfræðingar TM Software yfir einstakri þekkingu við að samþætta fullkomlega ferla- og fjárhagskerfi. Samningurinn gildir í þrjú ár og felur í sér innleiðingu kerfanna, samþættingu þeirra, ráðgjöf og viðhald.Theriak Logi Management kerfið er samþætt lausn fyrir alla umsýslu við birgðahald, kaup og upplýsingar um ýmsar vörur sjúkrahúsa. Deildirnar geta sent beiðnir eða skráð pantanir með því að skanna strikamerki með handfrjálsum búnaði. Theriak Fina Management kerfið sér hins vegar um allar fjárhagslegar færslur, viðskiptaupplýsingar og bókhaldsfærslur. Þessi lausn veitir virkari innri og ytri greiningu.Unnt er að gera ýmsar skýrslur með kerfinu eins og hagnaðar og tap skýrslur, efnahagsreikninga- og greiðsluhæfnisskýrslur. Með samþættingu þessara tveggja kerfa mun því öll vinna innan sjúkrahússins verða mun skilvirkari.Sem stendur eru ráðgjafar TM Software í Holllandi að vinna að innleiðingu kerfanna og hefur samstarfið við verkefnastjóra sjúkrahússins verið mjög farsælt. Í lok júní er áætlað að fyrsti hluti verkefnisins verði lokið þ.e. innleiðing bæði TLM og TFM. Þá tekur við annar hluti verkefnisins, samþætting TLM kerfisins og skönnun reikninga. En með Internet tengdu virkninni er möguleiki á að gera allt verkferlið innan sjúkrahússins mun afkastameira.Árlega sinnir hollenska sjúkrahúsið, Ziekenhuis Walcheren, um 120.000 sjúklingum. Stefna sjúkrahússins er að nýta nýjustu tækni til að veita sjúklingum sínum bestu heilbrigðisþjónustuna sem völ er á.


 

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected to support Telefónica in building and operating a new nationwide DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) transport network in Germany. Rolled out over the next few years, it will provide wider optical transmission paths coverage, giving Telefónica a significant advantage in the German market. Karl Wilhelm Rohrsen, board member of Telefónica in Germany, says: "The new transport network is a major step forward in the German market. Here, we rely on an experienced and reliable partner. That is exactly what Ericsson is." Ericsson's DWDM platform will enable Telefónica to build a future-proof optical network, with leading technology that will provide the operator with unique flexibility, best-in-class performance, and operational synergies for efficient and evolved metro and core networking. Stefan Kindt, President of Ericsson in Germany, says: "We are pleased to provide Telefónica with a highly versatile solution that will allow them to offer new services with minimal incremental investment. It confirms our long-lasting partnership." The Ericsson solution provides operators with an opportunity to maximize their revenues through such new services as high-speed data, storage, video and voice transmission. Automatic network control and operation allow them to simplify the way they operate their transport networks, always granting the best quality of service. The rollout of the network has already started. Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. Read more at http://www.ericsson.com FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Ericsson Media Relations Phone: +46 8 719 6992 Email: press.relations@ericsson.com About Ericsson MHL 3000 Ericsson MHL 3000 is a modular DWDM platform that efficiently supports edge and core applications. Compact and high-density edge configurations can easily be scaled and adapted to high-performance core networks with a total capacity of 6.4 Tbps. The MHL 30000 delivers transparent data, SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and wavelength services, with outstanding bandwidth utilization and quality of service. Thanks to standard Optical Transport Network (OTN) functionality, this unique carrier-class solution provides a flexible and thin DWDM layer, which boosts the dynamics and efficiency of optical networking. Pioneering multi-direction and re-configurable wavelength switch functionality enhances network connectivity and provides a dynamic response to the evolving needs of operators. Extensive 'plug and play' reduces commissioning time, enabling smooth and efficient responses to network needs. About Ericsson's Managed Services offering Ericsson has the telecom industry's most comprehensive managed services offering, ranging from designing, building, operating and managing day-to-day operations of a customer's network, to hosting service applications and enablers, as well as providing network coverage and capacity on demand. As the undisputed leader in managed services, Ericsson has, since 2002, officially announced more than 100 contracts for managed services. Excluding its hosting agreements, Ericsson is currently managing networks that together serve more than 120 million subscribers, worldwide.


 

Ocean HeavyLift ASA presently operates two heavy lift vessels. The company's second vessel, "Willift Falcon", was delivered on 5 April 2007. Like the first vessel, "Willift Falcon" underwent a conversion at the Gdansk Ship Repair Yard Remontowa in Poland. In February 2007, agreements were concluded with Songa Ancora Pte Ltd, a company associated with Arne Blystad, to purchase additional two heavy lift vessels under construction at the Huarun Dadong Dockyard in China. An application for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange was filed on 28 February and the company was later listed on 4 May 2007. First quarter 2007 The Group's operating revenue for the first quarter of 2007 was USD 5.5 million, Operating profit before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) came to USD 2.2 million, and operating profit came to EBIT to USD 1.6 million. The Group reported a net profit of USD 0.9 million. For more detailed information, please see the enclosed First Quarter 2007 report. Oslo, 29 May, 2007 For further information, please contact: Ole Jacob Person, Managing Director Telephone +47 22 01 43 50 Ocean HeavyLift ASA is a Norwegian oil service company supplying special services within the transport of offshore installations such as drilling rigs and offshore modules. The Company will have four vessels in operation within end 2007.


 

SOLTEQ PLC STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 30.5.2007 The boards of directors of Solteq Plc and Artekus Oy have prepared a plan Artekus to merge with its parent company Solteq. The merger plan was entered into Finnish Trade register today 30.5.2007 and the planned registration date for the implementation of the merger is October 1, 2007. The merger is primarily decided by the boards of directors of the companies involved. In case, the shareholders of Solteq Plc representing minimum twentieth (5%) of the company's shares insist, the matter is dealt by the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders. The shareholders are informed on the conditional treatment in extraordinary general meeting by separate advertisement according to the articles of association and the chapter 16 section 10 of Companies Act. SOLTEQ PLC For further information, please contact: Antti Kärkkäinen, CFO Tel +358 20 1444 393 or +358 40 8444 393, e-mail antti.karkkainen@solteq.com Distribution: Helsinki Stock Exchange Key media


 

30 May 2007 - Qurius plans to acquire CDL System, a leading Microsoft partner in the Czech and Slovak Republics. CDL has about 100 employees and offices in Prague, Usti nad Labem, Zlin and Bratislava. Its profitable 2006 turnover was 6 million euro. "We are already quite successful for a number of years on our local markets" says Vitezslav Kotrs, co-founder and Managing Director of CDL. "An international organization like Qurius offers a lot of new opportunities to support local subsidiaries of western European companies. It also enables us to cooperate with the international Qurius companies providing high quality resources on a cost efficient basis." Near-shoring is the key element in this acquisition "Although the Czech and Slovak economies are developing very well, the main objective for us to execute this acquisition now are the immediate benefits we expect to achieve with the set-up of near-shoring facilities in a trustworthy environment. We know CDL and the management already for a long time, since they are one of the first members of our international alliance: the FAQT Group. Both availability and quality of the local resources are very good, but have become progressively scarse in Western Europe. We already executed joint projects with very positive feedback from all sides", says Qurius director Tom Stolk, responsible for the international business. Both parties aim to conclude the transaction after the summer period. The year 2007 will be used to increase the investments in near-shoring facilities of which the first (additional) results are expected in 2008. CDL SYSTEM CDL was founded in 1992 and is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner on 6 competencies. CDL is a top-3 player in the Czech and Slovak Microsoft Dynamics market. CDL serves almost 100 Dynamics NAV customers and a large number of additional customers in Infrastructure Solutions and Design, Printing & Publishing. Besides serving a number of international customers CDL specializes in the vertical Manufacturing, Trade, Logistics and Professional Services. Further information is available on www.cdl.cz. Qurius N.V. Qurius provides architecture, realization and systems management of Microsoft technology based business and IT solutions, including infrastructures. At 31.12.2006 Qurius employed over 725 staff members; its headquarters are located in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands. Its offices in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom serve over 1,700 clients. Qurius has been publicly listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1998. On 18 December 2006, Qurius' shareholders authorized the merger with Watermark, which created Europe's largest Microsoft Dynamics partner. For further information, see www.qurius.com. Contact Qurius, Fred Hermans: telephone +31 (0)418 683 500 or fred.hermans@qurius.com.


 

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, ITALY OR JAPAN BRUSSELS, Belgium - May 30, 2007 - Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), announced today that Delhaize America, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, launched a tender offer to purchase for cash up to USD 1.1 billion principal amount of its debt. The tender offer will be financed by the sale of new Delhaize Group debt securities. Tender Offer The terms of the tender allow for the purchase for cash of up to USD 1.1 billion (the Tender Cap) outstanding principal amount (subject to change by the Company) of Delhaize America's USD 1.1 billion 8.125% notes due 2011, its USD 855 million 9.000% debentures due 2031, and its USD 126 million 8.050% notes due 2027. The amount of each issue of securities that is purchased in the offer will be based on the Tender Cap and the order of priority set forth in the table below, and may be prorated. Key Events: Dates: Launch of the tender offer .................................................... May 30, 2007 Early Tender Time and Withdrawal Deadline.......................... June 12, 2007, 5:00 p.m., New York City time, unless extended Price Determination Date...................................................... June 12, 2007, 11:00 a.m., New York City time unless extended Announcement of Early Tender results and Pricing ................. One business day after Price Determination Date Expiration Time..................................................................... June 26, 2007, Midnight, New York City time, unless extended Announcement of final tender results...................................... One business day after Expiration Time Expected Settlement Date...................................................... Two business days after Expiration Time The terms and conditions of the tender offer are described in the Offer to Purchase dated May 30, 2007 and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal. The "Tender Offer Consideration" for the notes tendered and accepted for payment will be determined by reference to the applicable fixed spread specified for each security over the applicable reference yield based on the bid-side price of the applicable reference treasury security as calculated on the Price Determination Date, as described in the Offer to Purchase. Holders must tender and not withdraw at or prior to the Early Tender Time to receive the "Total Consideration," which includes the Early Tender Premium shown in the table above. Holders who tender after the Early Tender Time but before the Expiration Time will receive only the Tender Offer Consideration, which is equal to the Total Consideration minus the Early Tender Premium. Tendered securities may only be withdrawn at or prior to the Withdrawal Deadline. In addition to the applicable Total Consideration or Tender Offer Consideration, as the case may be, accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Settlement Date will be paid in cash on all validly tendered notes accepted for purchase. Purchased notes will be cancelled and not reissued. Delhaize Group expects to incur a one-time charge in the second quarter of 2007 because the outstanding debt will be purchased above its carrying value. The exact amount of the charge and the additional income statement impact will depend on the final conditions of the transaction. Beginning 2008, the transaction is expected to have an annual net favorable impact on the Company's net earnings. New Debt Issuance A condition to the tender offer is obtaining funds, which includes the sale of new debt securities by Delhaize Group, adequate to pay the costs of the tender offer. Delhaize Group is seeking to raise approximately USD 1.1 billion equivalent through a private placement of two series of senior notes. Any remaining proceeds, net of the funding of the tender offer, will be used for general corporate purposes. The senior notes offered by Delhaize Group will consist of a series of euro denominated senior notes due 2014 and a series of U.S. dollar denominated senior notes due 2017. The senior notes will rank equally with all of the Company's other unsecured unsubordinated indebtedness. The securities offered will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any U.S. state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the U.S., except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the notes in the United States. Additional Information Banc of America Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch & Co. are the Dealer Managers for the tender offer. Global Bondholders Services Corporation is the Information Agent and the Depositary. Any questions regarding procedures for tendering notes or requests for additional copies of this Offer to Purchase or the Letter of Transmittal should be directed to the Information Agent (telephone number: Banks and Brokers, Call: +1 (212) 430-3774, All Others Call Toll-Free (U.S.): (866) 807-2200). Any questions regarding the terms of the Offer should be directed to the Dealer Managers (Banc of America Securities LLC Toll-Free (U.S.): (866) 475-9886 Collect: +1 (704) 386-3244 or +44 (20) 7174 4313, or Merrill Lynch & Co. Toll-Free (U.S.): (888) 654-8637 Collect: +1 (212) 449-4914) or +44 (20) 7995 3715. Delhaize Group Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of March 2007, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2,717 stores. In 2006, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.2 billion (USD 24.1 billion) in net sales and other revenues and EUR 351.9 million (USD 441.8 million) in net profit. At the end of 2006, Delhaize Group employed approximately 142,500 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG). Disclaimers This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, any solicitation of any offer or invitation to buy or sell any securities or any offer of securities, in any jurisdiction nor shall it (or any part of it), or the fact of its distribution, form the basis or be relied on in connection with any contract therefore. No action has been or will be taken in any jurisdiction in relation to such tender offer or the issue of such new senior notes that would permit a public offer in any jurisdiction. No indications of interest in the solicitation of offers to sell or to subscribe for securities are sought by this announcement. The tender offer referred to in this announcement is not made to, and any offers will not be accepted from, or on behalf of, holders of notes in any jurisdiction in which the making of such tender offer will not be in compliance with the laws and regulations of such jurisdiction. Persons into whose possession this announcement, the Offer to Purchase (referred to above) or any other materials relating to such tender offer or any other securities referred to above comes are required to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions. In respect of the issue of the new senior notes referred to in this announcement, this announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of EU Directive 2003/71/EC (the "Directive"). A prospectus for the admission of the new euro senior notes on the Official Listing of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange will be available on the website of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and in hard copy at the offices of Delhaize Group and the paying agents. The tender offer is made only by the Offer to Purchase and the information in this press release is qualified by reference to the Offer to Purchase and accompanying Letter of Transmittal. The distribution of this document in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this document comes are required by each of Delhaize Group, Delhaize America Inc. and the Dealer Managers to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions. United Kingdom This announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other offer material relating to the tender offer and/or the new senior notes are each a communication falling within section 21(1) of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 having the benefit of an exemption to the applicable restrictions regarding financial promotion pursuant to Articles 19 and 43 of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") and are, therefore, only made to, or directed at, persons falling within those articles of the Order and any other persons to whom this announcement, the Offer to Purchase and such other offer material can otherwise be lawfully communicated (together being referred to as "relevant persons" in this paragraph), and must not be acted on or relied upon by persons other than relevant persons. Any investment activity referred to in this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or such other offer material are available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Belgium This announcement, the offering of the senior notes and any other offer material relating to new senior notes do not constitute a public offering in Belgium. The offering may not be advertised and the new senior notes may not be offered or sold, and this announcement or any other offering material relating to the new senior notes may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, to any persons in Belgium other than to: (i) qualified investors as defined in article 10 of the Act of 16 June 2006 on public offerings of investment instruments and the admission of investment instruments to trading on a regulated market; or (ii) other investors in circumstances which do not require the publication by Delhaize Group SA of a prospectus, information circular, brochure or similar document pursuant to article 3 of the Act of 16 June 2006 on public offerings of investment instruments and the admission of investment instruments to trading on a regulated market. The offering has not been and will not be notified to, and this document or any other offering material relating to the new senior notes has not been and will not be approved by, the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (Commission bancaire, financière et des assurances/Commissie voor het Bank-, Financie- en Assurantiewezen)." The tender offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in the Belgium and has not been submitted to the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (Commission bancaire, financière et des assurances/Commissie voor het Bank-, Financie- en Assurantiewezen) pursuant to applicable Belgian laws and regulations. Italy The tender offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in the Republic of Italy and has not been submitted to the clearance procedure of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) pursuant to applicable Italian laws and regulations. Accordingly, holders of notes are hereby notified that, to the extent such holders are Italian residents or persons located in the Republic of Italy, the tender offer is not available to them and they may not tender Notes and, as such, any letters of transmittal received from such persons shall be ineffective and void. Neither this announcement nor any offering material relating to the tender offer may be distributed or made available in the Republic of Italy. General The Dealer Managers and the Delhaize Group (or their directors, employees or affiliates) make no representations or recommendations whatsoever regarding this announcement, the Offer to Purchase, the tender offer and/or the senior notes or any prospectus or other offer material relating thereto. None of the Delhaize Group (or any member thereof) or the Dealer Managers makes any recommendation as to whether or not holders of notes should participate in the tender offer and/or subscribe or acquire any new senior notes. Delhaize Group accepts responsibility for the information contained in this announcement. This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the website http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent to investor@delhaizegroup.com. Contacts: Guy Elewaut: + 32 2 412 29 48 Geoffroy d'Oultremont: + 32 2 412 83 21 Hans Michiels: + 32 2 412 83 30 Amy Shue: + 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 25 29) CAUTIONARY NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Statements that are included or incorporated by reference in this press release and other written and oral statements made from time to time by Delhaize Group and its representatives, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events and developments that Delhaize Group expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements about raising funds through a private placement of senior notes and the use of proceeds of such private placement of senior notes, strategic options, future strategies and the anticipated benefits of these strategies, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws that are subject to risks and uncertainties. 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Basel, Switzerland, May 30, 2007 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SWX:BSLN) announced today that Swissmedic granted Janssen-Cilag AG, a Johnson & Johnson company, accelerated assessment of the planned market authorization application ("Beschleunigtes Zulassungsverfahren") for ceftobiprole for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue structure infections. Swissmedic accelerated assessment designation is designed to expedite the availability of treatments that address high medical needs and is granted provided all of the following criteria are fulfilled: the therapy must have promising potential for the treatment of a severely debilitating or life-threatening disease, existing therapies are insufficient or not available, and a high therapeutic benefit is expected through the use of the drug. Dr. Anthony Man, CEO of Basilea said, "We want to make ceftobiprole available to patients and prescribers around the world as quickly as possible, and are pleased that ceftobiprole has met the requirements to receive accelerated assessment designation in Switzerland." About Ceftobiprole Ceftobiprole (BAL5788), Basilea's lead antibacterial product is specially designed to bind the penicillin-resistant targets in many Gram-positive cocci, resulting in bactericidal activity towards methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP). Ceftobiprole has demonstrated a broad-spectrum profile targeting other Gram-positive as well as Gram-negative pathogens. In addition it has shown a low potential to select resistance in vitro. Ceftobiprole is being developed through an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. and Cilag GmbH International, a Johnson & Johnson company. Ortho-McNeil, Inc., another Johnson & Johnson company, will market ceftobiprole in the U.S. and its affiliate Janssen-Cilag companies will market the product in Europe and Asia. Basilea has exercised its co-promotion rights for ceftobiprole in North America and major European countries, and maintains an option to co-promote the drug in Japan and China. About Basilea Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is an independent biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SWX:BSLN). Basilea's fully integrated research and development operations are currently focused on new antibacterial and antifungal agents to fight drug resistance and on the development of dermatology drugs. Basilea's products are targeted to satisfy high medical and patient needs in the hospital and specialty care setting. The company owns a diversified portfolio including three investigational phase III drugs of which two have shown positive pivotal phase III results. The company is integrating commercialization into its organization, in a first step through co-promoting ceftobiprole with its partner Cilag GmbH International. Disclaimer This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This communication is not for promotional purposes but specifically released to fulfill SWX Swiss Exchange ad hoc publicity requirements. For further information, please contact: +----------------------------------------------------------+ | General Information | Investor Relations | |-------------------------+--------------------------------| | information@basilea.com | Dr. Barbara Zink | | | investor_relations@basilea.com | +----------------------------------------------------------+ This press release can be downloaded from www.basilea.com The press release can also be downloaded from the following link:


 

Metro International S.A. ("Metro" or the "Company"), the international newspaper group, today held its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of shareholders in Luxembourg. All proposed resolutions were duly passed. Election of Board of Directors 2007 and procedure for nomination to the AGM 2008 The AGM resolved to re-elect Mr Josh Berger, Ms Mia Brunell, Mr Paddy Byng, Mr Henry Guy, Mr Dennis Malamatinas, Ms Christine Ockrent and Ms Cristina Stenbeck as members of the Board of Directors. KPMG Audit Sàrl, Luxembourg was re-elected as external Auditor. The AGM resolved to approve the following procedure for the Nomination Committee for the election of members of the Board of Directors, external auditor, their remuneration, as well as the proposal on the Chairman for the 2008 AGM of the shareholders. A Nomination Committee, which shall consist of at least 3 members (including Ms Cristina Stenbeck) representing major shareholders in the Company, shall prepare a proposal for the election of members of the Board of Directors for the 2008 AGM. The Nomination Committee will be formed in September 2007 in consultation with the largest shareholders in the Company, by number of voting shares held, at that time, and will be elected for a term of one year. The majority of the members of the Nomination Committee may not be members of the Board of Directors of Company, nor be employed by the Company. If a member of the Nomination Committee resigns before the work is concluded, a replacement member is to be appointed in accordance with the foregoing criteria. Ms Cristina Stenbeck will be a member of the Nomination Committee and will also act as its convenor. The members of the Nomination Committee will appoint their Chairman at their first meeting amongst themselves. The composition of the Nomination Committee will be communicated in the financial report for the third quarter 2007. Restricted shares agreement The Meeting resolved that, going forward, the Directors' fees be composed of (a) a payment in cash and (b) a payment in kind consisting of the grant of restricted Class A shares and Class B shares of the Company. The restricted shares will be subject to a one-year holding period. The new remuneration policy will be effective as from today. Directors' fees In respect of the period from the 2007 AGM of the shareholders to the 2008 AGM of the shareholders, the Meeting resolves to authorise the Board of Directors to pay on behalf of the Company an aggregate amount of USD 442,000 to the Directors, payable in cash and in kind. The Meeting authorises and empowers the Board of Directors to split the above mentioned aggregate amount between the Directors as follows: the Chairman of the Board, fees in an amount of USD 100,000; each of the ordinary Directors of the Board, fees in an amount of USD 50,000. The Meeting also resolved that for work in the Audit Committee USD 14,000 shall be allocated to its Chairman and USD 7,000 to each of the other members and for work in the Remuneration Committee USD 7,000 shall be allocated to its Chairman and USD 3,500 to each of the other members. The Meeting further resolves that 50 per cent of the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors (excluding remuneration for the work in the committees of the Board if Directors) be paid in kind by the grant of new shares under the terms and conditions of the Restricted Shares Agreements and that the Board of Directors be authorised to see to the issuance of new shares under such terms and conditions. The Meeting also resolved to approve the proposed guidelines on remuneration for senior executives. Following the AGM, the Board of Directors appointed Mr Dennis Malamatinas as Chairman of the Board of Directors and appointed an Audit Committee and a Remuneration Committee. Mr Henry Guy was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee; Mr Dennis Malamatinas and Ms Mia Brunell were appointed as members of the Audit Committee. Mr Paddy Byng was appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee; Ms Cristina Stenbeck and Ms Mia Brunell were appointed as members of the Remuneration Committee. *** For further information, please visit www.metro.lu, or contact: Pelle Törnberg, President & CEO tel: +44 (0) 20 7016 1300 Birgitta Henriksson, IR contact tel: +46 (0) 70 812 86 39 Email: bhenriksson@brunswickgroup.com ABOUT METRO INTERNATIONAL AND METRO Metro is the largest and fastest growing international newspaper in the world. Metro is published in over 100 major cities in 21 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach - attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of over 20 million daily readers. Metro International's advertising sales have grown at a compound annual rate of 41% since the launch of the first edition in 1995. Metro International 'A' and 'B' shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange's Nordic List under the symbols MTRO SBD A and MTRO SBD B.


 

ABG Sundal Collier Norge ASA, SEB Enskilda ASA and DnB NOR Markets hereby inform that sales orders for more than 23% of the outstanding shares have been received in connection with A Wilhelmsen AS' all-or-nothing order in Expert ASA.


 

* US court extends temporary restraining order blocking new Lotrel generics deliveries but continues to allow sale of generics already shipped to customers * Order extended until court ruling on an earlier preliminary injunction to block Teva from selling generic copies of Lotrel Basel, May 29, 2007 - A US federal court judge has extended a temporary restraining order stopping Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from shipping any further supplies of a generic version of the high blood pressure medicine Lotrel®. However, the judge also continued to allow the sale of generic copies of Lotrel that had reached distributors and customers before the initial temporary restraining order on May 19. This order has been extended until a ruling from a judge in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey on an earlier request from Novartis for a preliminary injunction to stop Teva from selling its generic version of Lotrel. This ruling is expected in the near future. Disclaimer The foregoing release contains forward-looking statements which can be identified by the use of terminology such as "expected", "will continue", or similar expressions, or by express or implied discussions regarding the patent life of Lotrel, the potential for the continued maintenance of the injunction imposed against Teva, the potential for Novartis to succeed in the underlying litigation against Teva, potential future revenue to be earned from Lotrel and the potential impact of Teva's actions on the net sales, operating income and net income results for Novartis. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. There can be no guarantee that Novartis will be successful in its efforts to defend its Lotrel patent, or that the court will continue to impose an injunction against the marketing of a generic version of Lotrel by Teva, or that Novartis will ultimately succeed in its litigation against Teva. Neither can there be any guarantees that Lotrel will achieve or maintain any particular sales levels in the future or that the Novartis Group will achieve any particular levels of net sales, operating income or net income results. In particular, management's expectations regarding Lotrel could be affected by, among other things, uncertainties involved in US patent law and the US litigation process; the company's ability to maintain patent or other proprietary intellectual property protection; increased government, industry, and general public pricing pressures; competition in general; unexpected regulatory actions or delays or government regulation generally; and other risks and factors referred to in Novartis AG's current Form 20-F on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Novartis is providing the information in this press release as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. About Novartis Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) is a world leader in offering medicines to protect health, cure disease and improve well-being. Our goal is to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to treat patients, ease suffering and enhance the quality of life. We are strengthening our medicine-based portfolio, which is focused on strategic growth platforms in innovation-driven pharmaceuticals, high-quality and low-cost generics, human vaccines and leading self-medication OTC brands. Novartis is the only company with leadership positions in these areas. In 2006, the Group's businesses achieved net sales of USD 37.0 billion and net income of USD 7.2 billion. Approximately USD 5.4 billion was invested in R&D. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis Group companies employ approximately 100,000 associates and operate in over 140 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com. # # # Novartis Media Relations John Gilardi Sherry Pudloski Novartis Global Media Relations Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation +41 61 324 3018 (direct) +1 862 778 1271 (direct) +41 79 596 1408 (mobile) +1 917 620 4446 (mobile) john.gilardi@novartis.com sherry.pudloski@novartis.com e-mail: media.relations@novartis.com Novartis Investor Relations International: Ruth Metzler-Arnold +41 61 324 7944 Katharina Ambühl +41 61 324 5316 Nafida Bendali +41 61 324 3514 Jason Hannon +41 61 324 2152 Thomas Hungerbuehler +41 61 324 8425 Richard Jarvis +41 61 324 4353 North America: Ronen Tamir +1 212 830 2433 Arun Nadiga +1 212 830 2444 Jill Pozarek +1 212 830 2445 Edwin Valeriano +1 212 830 2456 e-mail: investor.relations@novartis.com --- End of Message --- Novartis International AG Posfach Basel WKN: 904278; ISIN: CH0012005267; Index: SLCI, SMI, SPI, SLIFE; Listed: Main Market in SWX Swiss Exchange, ZLS in BX Berne eXchange;


 

New once-daily prescription antihistamine for rapid and long-lasting symptomatic relief to millions of allergy sufferers Brussels (Belgium) and Paris (France), May 29, 2007 at 7:00 PM (CET) - UCB and sanofi-aventis announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XYZAL(R) (levocetirizine dihydrochloride), a new once-daily prescription antihistamine that delivers a rapid and long-lasting effect for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and treatment of uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children six years of age and older. "With allergies on the rise and longer-lasting allergy seasons, patients desire a fast and long-acting treatment," said Michael S. Blaiss, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. "XYZAL(R) is a new treatment option in today's more challenging allergy environment." UCB filed the new drug application (NDA) with FDA in July 2006 and has extensively researched XYZAL(R) in numerous clinical trials. Studies in allergic rhinitis patients demonstrate XYZAL(R) significantly reduces the symptoms of sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Studies in chronic idiopathic urticaria patients show XYZAL(R) significantly reduces the severity of itching and the number and size of wheals. In September 2006, UCB and sanofi-aventis entered into an agreement to launch and co-market XYZAL(R) in the U.S. UCB and sanofi-aventis have a long history in the allergy treatment arena and are committed to advancing treatment for allergy sufferers and helping meet unmet medical needs for patients with chronic allergy symptoms. XYZAL(R) once-daily tablets are expected to be available during the 2007 fall allergy season. "I am very pleased to have sanofi-aventis as our partner in bringing XYZAL(R) to the U.S. market," said UCB's U.S. President, Fabrice Egros. "The approval of XYZAL(R) will offer an alternative for U.S. physicians seeking a new prescription treatment option for patients. We are confident that the attributes of XYZAL(R), along with our dedicated selling efforts, will result in the successful launch of this drug in the U.S." "We are very pleased about the FDA approval of XYZAL(R) and our partnership with UCB," said Brent Ragans, Vice President, Specialty Markets, sanofi-aventis. "Building upon our long history in the allergy treatment arena, this opportunity allows us to continue our leadership position in this field and demonstrate our commitment to providing treatment advances for the millions of allergy sufferers in the U.S." About Allergic Conditions Many people suffer from the symptoms associated with common allergic conditions. The immune system of allergy sufferers over-reacts to something in the environment, leading to symptoms that affect their respiratory system, eyes, or skin. Estimates from a survey, entitled Allergies in America, suggest that allergies affect as many as 40 to 50 million people in the United States-more than 20 percent of the U.S. population. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), commonly referred to as "hay fever" or "outdoor allergies," is the most common form of allergic rhinitis. By definition, SAR includes allergies to seasonal pollens like grass, trees, and weeds, as well as mold. Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (PAR) is sometimes referred to as "year round" or "indoor allergies" and is characterized by allergic symptoms that last longer than four weeks. House dust mites, animal dander, and mold most commonly trigger PAR. Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU) is most commonly known as "hives of unknown origin" and is defined as the occurrence of daily, or almost daily, wheals and itching for at least six weeks with no obvious causes. About XYZAL(R) Indications and Important Safety Information XYZAL is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (seasonal and perennial), and uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children 6 years of age and older. In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions in >=2% of adult and adolescent patients (12 years and older) taking XYZAL 5 mg were mild to moderate in intensity and included somnolence (6% vs. 2% placebo), nasopharyngitis (4% vs. 3% placebo), fatigue (4% vs. 2% placebo) and dry mouth (2% vs. 1% placebo). The most common adverse reactions in >=2% of pediatric patients (6-12 years of age) taking XYZAL 5 mg included pyrexia (4% vs. 2% placebo), cough (3% vs. <1% placebo), somnolence (3% vs. <1% placebo), and epistaxis (2% vs. <1% placebo). The use of XYZAL is contraindicated in patients with end-stage renal disease (CLcr <10 mL/min) and in patients undergoing hemodialysis. XYZAL is also contraindicated in pediatric patients aged 6 to 11 years with impaired renal function. Patients should be cautioned against engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness, and motor coordination such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle after ingestion of XYZAL. Concurrent use of XYZAL with alcohol or other central nervous system depressants should be avoided because additional reductions in alertness and additional impairment of CNS performance may occur. XYZAL® was first launched in Europe in 2001 and is currently marketed in over 80 countries around the world. The FDA approval is based primarily upon the results of eight randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials involving over 2,000 patients. About UCB UCB (www.ucb-group.com) is a leading global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative pharmaceutical and biotechnology products in the fields of central nervous system disorders, allergy/respiratory diseases, immune and inflammatory disorders and oncology. UCB focuses on securing a leading position in severe disease categories. Employing over 8,500 people in over 40 countries, UCB achieved revenue of 2.5 billion euro in 2006. UCB is listed on the Euronext Brussels Exchange. Worldwide headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium. About sanofi-aventis Sanofi-aventis is one of the world leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, ranking number one in Europe. Backed by a world-class R&D organisation, sanofi-aventis is developing leading positions in seven major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, thrombosis, oncology, metabolic diseases, central nervous system, internal medicine and vaccines. Sanofi-aventis is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). Contacts: UCB sanofi-aventis Jean-Christophe Donck Salah Mahyaoui +32 2 559-9346 + 33 6 73.68.78.88 jc.donck@ucb-group.com salah.mahyaoui@sanofi-aventis.com Mareike Mohr Richard Vento +32 2 559-9264 + 33 6 78.79.93.26 mareike.mohr@ucb-group.com richard.vento@sanofi-aventis.com UCB Forward-Looking Statement This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements with respect to the development and commercialization of levocetirizine. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: the results of research, development and clinical trials; the timing and success of submission, acceptance, and approval of regulatory filings; the time and resources UCB devotes to the development and commercialization of levocetirizine and the scope of UCB's patents and the patents of others. Sanofi-aventis Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives, intentions and expectations with respect to future events, operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "plans" and similar expressions. Although sanofi-aventis' management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of sanofi-aventis, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed or identified in the public filings with the SEC and the AMF made by sanofi-aventis, including those listed under "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in sanofi-aventis' annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2006. Other than as required by applicable law, sanofi-aventis does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements. For the pdf-version of this press release, please click on the link below:


 

ING announced today that it has appointed Steve Van Wyk as Head of operations and IT banking. In this role he will lead the ING's transformation programme to establish world-class processes and systems across ING's global banking operations. The role will support ING's focus on execution and great services to its customers. Van Wyk was formerly the CIO of Insurance Americas. He takes over the position from Erik Dralans, who has served since 2000 and who has recently been appointed CEO of ING Belgium. Van Wyk will report to Eli Leenaars, member of the Executive Board of ING Group and responsible for Retail Banking and Operations and IT Banking. "Steve Van Wyk is an outstanding executive with a distinguished track record of leading and building world-class IT operations for complex organisations. He will serve as a key leader in enhancing the effectiveness of our IT operations and in helping to drive ING's continued growth", said Eli Leenaars. Prior to joining ING, Van Wyk worked at global financial services firm Morgan Stanley in New York. During his 10-year career there, he served in a variety of IT management positions. +---------------------------------------------------+ | Press enquiries: ING Group | | Nanne Bos, +31 (0) 20 541 6516, nanne.bos@ing.com | +---------------------------------------------------+ ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in over 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.


 

BILTHOVEN, the Netherlands, May 29, 2007 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) said today that it has repurchased 178,706 shares of its common stock for approximately ¤ 3.5 million. The average price paid was ¤ 19.56 per share. The share repurchase is part of the Company's flexible program to use the cash dividends received from its subsidiary, ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. (ASMPT). With this share repurchase of ¤ 3.5 million and the outlay of ¤ 20.5 million on the previously announced buy back of USD 20.1 million of the principal amount of Convertible Notes, due in 2010 and 2011, the Company has completed the distribution of the ¤ 24 million ASMPT cash dividend received on April 30, 2007. About ASM International ASM International N.V. and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. The company provides production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as assembly and packaging (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's web site at www.asm.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All matters discussed in this statement, except for any historical data, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to, economic conditions and trends in the semiconductor industry generally and the timing of the industry cycles specifically, currency fluctuations, the timing of significant orders, market acceptance of new products, competitive factors, litigation involving intellectual property, shareholder and other issues, commercial and economic disruption due to natural disasters, terrorist activity, armed conflict or political instability, epidemics, and other risks indicated in the Company's filings from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's reports on Form 20-F and Form 6-K. The Company assumes no obligation nor intends to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future developments or circumstances. Contacts: Naud van der Ven Mary Jo Dieckhaus +31 30 229 8540 +1 212 986 2900 Naud.van.der.ven@asm.com maryjo.dieckhaus@asm.com Erik Kamerbeek +31 30 229 8500 Erik.kamerbeek@asm.com


 

Brussels, 29 May 2007 - Following last week's publication of some articles in the press (e.g. De Tijd and L'Echo, 26 May 2007) regarding the possible sale of a part of Befimmo real estate suburb portfolio, the company confirms that, as indicated in chapter 8.3.4. (titled "Principaux désinvestissements projetés", page 106) of the prospectus in French - in the context of the current public offering of new shares of Befimmo SCA for an amount of about EUR 255,000,000 in the framework of a capital increase in cash with preferential rights - "Befimmo is considering reducing its exposure to the suburb areas. The company is also considering exiting the semi-industrial segment, which does not fit its core business due to its actual size. However, no firm commitment has been made so far by the company. " Further information Benoît De Blieck CEO, Befimmo S.A. Chaussée de Wavre 1945 - 1160 Bruxelles Tél : 02/679.38.60 Fax : 02/679.38.66 www.befimmo.be Email:contact@befimmo.be The full report can be downloaded from the following link:


 

Martinsried/Munich (Germany) and Princeton, N.J., May 29, 2007 - GPC Biotech AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: GPC; TecDAX index; NASDAQ: GPCB) today announced that the Company will host an investor event on Monday, June 4, 2007, 6:00-7:30 pm Central Time (June 5, 2007 at 1 am CEST) during the ASCO Conference in Chicago, IL. The event will be webcast live and will be accessible through the GPC Biotech Web site at www.gpc-biotech.com. A replay will also be available via the Web site. Cora Sternberg, M.D., FACP, Chief of the Department of Medical Oncology at the San Camillo and Forlanini Hospitals, Rome, Italy is a confirmed guest speaker for the event and will discuss the investigational drug, satraplatin as well as lead a general discussion regarding the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Dr. Sternberg is a leading authority in the treatment of genitourinary cancers and one of the principal investigators of the SPARC registrational trial. Dr. Sternberg will give a podium presentation on data from the SPARC trial at the ASCO Annual Meeting Members of the GPC Biotech senior management team will also be available to discuss corporate activities. About GPC Biotech GPC Biotech AG is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing new anticancer drugs. GPC Biotech's lead product candidate satraplatin is currently under review by the U.S. FDA for hormone-refractory prostate cancer patients whose prior chemotherapy has failed. Satraplatin was in-licensed from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. GPC Biotech is also developing a monoclonal antibody with a novel mechanism-of-action against a variety of lymphoid tumors, currently in Phase 1 clinical development, and has ongoing drug development and discovery programs that leverage its expertise in kinase inhibitors. GPC Biotech AG is headquartered in Martinsried/Munich (Germany), and has a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. For additional information, please visit GPC Biotech's Web site at www.gpc-biotech.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of the management of GPC Biotech AG, including statements about the status of the FDA review process. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, that could cause future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially depending on a number of factors, and we caution investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In particular, there can be no guarantee that additional information relating to the safety, efficacy or tolerability of satraplatin may be discovered upon further analysis of data from the SPARC trial or analysis of additional data from other ongoing clinical trials for satraplatin. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee that satraplatin will be approved for marketing in a timely manner, if at all, by regulatory authorities nor that, if marketed, satraplatin will be a successful commercial product. We direct you to GPC Biotech's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005 and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for additional details on the important factors that may affect the future results, performance and achievements of GPC Biotech. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and GPC Biotech undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Satraplatin has not yet been approved by the FDA in the U.S., the EMEA in Europe or any other regulatory authority and no conclusions can or should be drawn regarding its safety or effectiveness. Only the relevant regulatory authorities can determine whether satraplatin is safe and effective for the use(s) being investigated. Contacts: GPC Biotech AG Martin Braendle Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone: +49 (0)89 8565 2693 ir@gpc-biotech.com In the U.S.: Laurie Doyle Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone: +1 609 524 5884 usinvestors@gpc-biotech.com --- End of Message --- GPC Biotech AG Fraunhoferstr. 20 Martinsried WKN: 585150; ISIN: DE0005851505; Index: CDAX, MIDCAP, Prime All Share, TecDAX, HDAX, TECH All Share; Listed: Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Freiverkehr in Börse Berlin Bremen, Freiverkehr in Bayerische Börse München, Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf, Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


 

Statoil's (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) extraordinary general meeting that will consider the proposed merger of Norsk Hydro ASA's petroleum business with Statoil ASA, will be held on Thursday 5 July at 17:00 at the Clarion Hotel in Stavanger. The merger plan and agenda are attached to this stock exchange announcement. The documents will be sent to all shareholders in Statoil and Hydro together with a prospectus. All documents can also be downloaded from Statoil's website, www.statoil.com/egm. Further information from: Investor relations Lars Troen Sørensen, senior vice president for investor relations, + 47 90 64 91 44 (mobile), +47 51 99 77 90 (office) Geir Bjørnstad, vice president for investor relations in USA: +1 (203) 978 69 50 (mobile) Press Ola Morten Aanestad, vice president for media relations, +47 48 08 02 12 (mobile) +47 51 99 13 77 (office) Disclaimer: This press release does not constitute an offer to exchange or sell or an offer to exchange or buy any securities. An offer of securities in the United States pursuant to a business combination transaction will only be made through a prospectus which is part of an effective registration statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Hydro shareholders who are US persons or are located in the United States are advised to read the registration statement when and if it is declared effective by the US Securities and Exchange Commission because it will contain important information relating to the proposed transaction. You will be able to inspect and copy the registration statement relating to the proposed transaction and documents incorporated by reference at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. Statoil's SEC filings are also available to the public at the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. In addition Statoil will make the effective registration statement available for free to Hydro shareholders in the United States.


 

` FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of person dealing (Note 1) | DEEPHAVEN CAPITAL | | | MANAGEMENT LLC | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Company dealt in | Datamonitor Plc | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | 10p Ordinary | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2) | | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Date of dealing | 25 May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE (a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | Long | Short | | | | | |-------------------------------+--------------------+--------------| | | Number | (%) | Number | (%) | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (1) Relevant securities | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (2) Derivatives (other than | 2,150,000 | 2.9801 | | | | options) | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (3) Options and agreements to | | | | | | purchase/sell | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | Total | 2,150,000 | 2.9801 | | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Class of relevant security: | Long | Short | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------------+--------------| | | Number | (%) | Number | (%) | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (1) Relevant securities | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (2) Derivatives (other than | | | | | | options) | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (3) Options and agreements to | | | | | | purchase/sell | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | Total | | | | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3) +---------------------------------------+ | Class of relevant security: | Details | | | | |-----------------------------+---------| | | | +---------------------------------------+ 3. DEALINGS (Note 4) (a) Purchases and sales +----------------------------------------------------------------+ | Purchase/sale | Number of securities | Price per unit (Note 5) | | | | | |---------------+----------------------+-------------------------| | | | | +----------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product | Long/short | Number of securities | Price per | | name, | (Note 6) | (Note 7) | unit (Note 5) | | e.g. CFD | | | | |----------+------------+---------------------------+---------------| | | | | | | CFD | LONG | 135,500 | 661.6610 | | CFD | LONG | 464,500 | 663.0000 | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of |Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option money | |name, |selling, |securities to which|price |American, |date |paid/received | |e.g. call|purchasing, |the option relates | |European | |per unit (Note| |option |varying etc.|(Note 7) | |etc. | |5) | | | | | | | | | |---------+------------+-------------------+--------+----------+------+--------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit (Note 5) | | | | | |--------------------+----------------------+-----------------------| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Nature of transaction | Details | Price per unit (if applicable) | | (Note 8) | | (Note 5) | | | | | |-----------------------+---------+---------------------------------| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 4. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding | | between the person disclosing and any other person relating to | | the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option | | referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or | | future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to | | which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If | | none, this should be stated. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 29th May 2007 | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | Contact name | James Feast | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | Telephone number | 0207 469 1901 | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with | | | which connected | | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | If a connected EFM, state nature of connection | | | (Note 10) | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Suite 1490 - 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 3E8 www.cypressdevelopmentcorp.com TSX-V Trading Symbol: CYP Telephone: (604) 687-3376 Email: info@cypressdevelopmentcorp.com Facsimile: (604) 687-3119 JOINT NEWS RELEASE May 29, 2007 100% Interest in Broulan Reef Gold Project Earned, Red Lake, Ontario Vancouver, BC - Cypress Development Corp. (TSX-V: CYP) and Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SYH) are pleased to announce they have received notification that they have complied with the terms of the Broulan Reef Option Agreement dated February 28th 2006, which have enabled them to earn a 100% interest in the Broulan Reef property. The Broulan Reef property ownership is Cypress 80% and Skyharbour 20%. To earn 100%, the companies paid $80,000 and spent $1,150,000 in exploration, well in advance of the three year term of the Option Agreement. The vendor has retained a 2% net smelter return. The Broulan Reef property is located in the Bruce Channel area in the heart of the Red Lake gold camp of northwestern Ontario. The acreage is comprised of 10 mineral claims (21 year renewable Leases with the Ontario Government), situated adjacent to the South of Gold Eagle Mines major drill program underway on their Bruce Channel gold discovery, and adjacent to the west of the Goldcorp's / Premier Gold's promising drill results on their Rahill-Bonanza project. Both of these projects are the subject of ongoing exploration and delineation drilling. Broulan Reef Red Lake Map: http://www.cypressdevelopmentcorp.com/s/Image.asp?i=maps/CYP-McKenzie-Island-New-Map.jpg Cypress Development announced on May 3rd that it has issued a total of 4,000,000 units to Goldcorp Inc. (Goldcorp) pursuant to the closing of a private placement. Each unit consisted of one common share at a price of $0.65 and one share purchase warrant entitling Goldcorp to purchase one additional common share at a price of $1.00 per share if exercised prior April 27, 2008 and thereafter at a price of $1.30 per share if exercised prior to April 27, 2009. Cypress Development intends to utilize the proceeds of this private placement for exploration expenditures to be carried out on its Broulan Reef gold project in Red Lake, northwestern Ontario. Diamond drilling will be the mainstay of exploration on the Broulan Reef project. Cypress Development Corp. is a gold and zinc exploration and development company with projects in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, and Nevada, U.S.A. To find out more about Cypress Development Corp. (TSX-V: CYP), visit our website at www.cypressdevelopmentcorp.com. About Skyharbour Resources Ltd.: Skyharbour Resources Ltd. is a gold and base metal exploration company developing projects in the RED LAKE and RAINY RIVER districts of northwestern Ontario, Canada. To find out more about Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SYH), visit the Company's website at www.skyharbourltd.com. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS "Don Huston" DONALD C. HUSTON President For further information contact myself or: Don Myers Cypress Development Corp. Director Telephone: 604-687-3376 Toll Free: 800-567-8181 Facsimile: 604-687-3119 Email: info@cypressdevelopmentcorp.com THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS RELEASE. This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.


 

Glencar Mining plc Sankarani Project Mali - Drilling Update 29 May 2007 Highlights * Further drilling success at Kabaya South where the mineralised zone has now been delineated over an 800 metre strike length * At Kabaya South, a diamond drill core intersection of 19.2 metres at 3.93 grams/tonne (uncut) supports previously reported reverse circulation drillhole intersection of 43 metres at 1.7 grams/tonne * At Sanioumale West, a first round drilling programme over a 600 metre strike length returned a number of significant ore grade intersections including: § 17 metres at 1.8 grams/tonne in SRC004 from 27m - 44m § 10 metres at 1.3 grams/tonne in SRC012 from 28m - 38m, and, § 1 metre at 17.8 grams/tonnes in the bottom sample of SRC021 from 59m - 60m. Glencar Mining plc ("Glencar" or "the Company") is pleased to announce additional assay results from its Sankarani Project in Mali. The Sankarani Project comprises three exploration concessions which are being explored under the terms of a Framework Agreement with Gold Fields Orogen Holding BVI Limited, ("Gold Fields"), a subsidiary of the international gold producer, Gold Fields Limited. Prior announcements dated 1 August 2006 and 1 February 2007, gave the results from 74 holes totalling 5,997 metres of reverse circulation ("RC") drilling on a total of five targets including first pass programmes at Sanankoro and Kabaya South targets. This statement deals with an additional 93 holes totalling 6,670 metres of RC and diamond drilling on five targets including follow-up drilling at Kabaya South and Sanankoro as well as a first phase programme at the promising Sanioumale West target. Kabaya South Phase 2 The first phase of drilling completed at Kabaya South in October 2006 had intersected a number of significant intersections including 43 metres at a grade of 1.7 grams/tonne, within a 40 metre wide northwest-southeast trending, shear-hosted, mineralised corridor over a strike length of 400 metres. High resolution IP geophysical surveys were carried out in February 2007 to assist in geological/structural interpretation prior to a second phase of drilling. The second phase of drilling consisted of 28 RC and one diamond cored hole totalling 1,987 metres of drilling. Significant mineralised intersections from the second phase are listed in the table below. +-------------------------------------------------+ | | Hole | From | To | Width | Au | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | | (m) | (m) | (m) | (g/t) | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRCD017 | 117.8 | 137 | 19.2 | 3.93 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC022 | 27 | 31 | 4 | 1.33 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC022 | 34 | 40 | 6 | 1.05 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC024 | 21 | 23 | 2 | 1.05 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC024 | 28 | 31 | 3 | 0.73 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC024 | 59 | 65 | 6 | 0.58 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC026 | 4 | 18 | 14 | 1.04 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC026 | 29 | 33 | 4 | 0.56 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC026 | 38 | 41 | 3 | 0.64 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC028 | 21 | 30 | 9 | 0.80 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC029 | 12 | 32 | 20 | 1.21 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC030 | 0 | 3 | 3 | 0.74 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC030 | 40 | 46 | 6 | 0.78 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC030 | 52 | 74 | 22 | 0.64 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC034 | 41 | 45 | 4 | 1.03 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | KSRC035 | 3 | 4 | 1 | 8.32 | | |---+----------+-------+------+-------+-------+---| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------+ The RC programme tested the zone to a maximum vertical depth of 100 metres from surface. The scheduled exploration programme had included several proposed diamond cored holes targeted to test the delineated mineralised corridor at depths of down to 150 metres from surface. Drillrig availability allowed only one of the diamond drillholes holes to be completed. KSRCD017 was drilled as a tail to the KSRC017 reverse circulation hole. The hole tested the down dip extension of mineralisation encountered in KSRC001, 43 metres at 1.7grams/tonne between 19m and 62m. The best mineralisation intersected in the cored section was 19.2 metres at 3.93 grams/tonne (uncut) between 117.8m - 137m downhole including a 1 metre interval from 129m - 130m grading 60.64grams/tonne. This intersection supports the interpretation of a steep, westerly dipping mineralised zone. The Kabaya South target has emerged as an important mineralised zone with favourable geology, good gold grades intersected in drilling and extensive associated artisanal workings. The mineralised shear corridor at Kabaya South has now been intersected over a strike length of 800 metres and to a vertical depth of approximately 105 metres from surface. It is expected that we will drill the remainder of the planned diamond core holes at the start of the new field season in October. Sanioumale West Background to the current work programme at Sanioumale The Sanioumale West target lies near the western edge of the Sanioumale concession. The Sanioumale Concession is dominated by two north-south trending shear zones, referred to as Sanioumale West and Sanioumale East. Previous work on the Sanioumale West target area by Randgold Resources had seen extensive shallow Rotary Air Blast ("RAB") and auger drillholes completed and a number of significant mineralised intersections were encountered. Mineralisation is associated with metasediments, predominantly graphitic schists, close to a sheared contact with greywackes. Examples of mineralisation found by Randgold include the following intersections: +-------------------------------------------+ | Hole | From | To | Width | Au | | | | (m) | (m) | (m) | (g/t) | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | SN-R070 | 0.0 | 9.0 | 9.0 | 2.65 | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | SN-R082 | 24.0 | 41.0 | 17.0 | 1.40 | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | SN-R083 | 39.0 | 45.0 | 6.0 | 6.15 | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | SN-R084 | 24.0 | 27.0 | 3.0 | 10.92 | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | SN-R084 | 39.0 | 50.0 | 11.0 | 6.07 | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | SN-R124 | 30.0 | 39.0 | 9.0 | 6.53 | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | SN-A264 | 1.5 | 12.0 | 10.5 | 3.93 | | |---------+------+------+-------+-------+---| | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------+ Recent drilling at Sanioumale West During April 2007, 21 reverse circulation drillholes were completed on the Sanioumale West shear zone for a total of 1,228 metres of drilling. The drilling was carried out on a series of four northwest-southeast fencelines, the lines separated by a spacing of approximately 200 metres. Thus approximately 600 metres of strike length of the shear was tested. The geophysical signature of this particular part of the shear exhibits a marked structural jog and we believe the area to have significant potential. Significant mineralization encountered is tabulated below. Hole From To Width Au (m) (m) (m) g/t SRC002 54 55 1 0.56 SRC004 27 44 17 1.80 SRC004 47 49 2 1.16 SRC005 15 16 1 0.71 SRC005 18 19 1 0.67 SRC005 56 57 1 0.72 SRC006 54 55 1 2.11 SRC007 16 17 1 0.53 SRC008 28 29 1 0.57 SRC011 10 11 1 0.52 SRC012 15 16 1 0.52 SRC012 28 38 10 1.29 SRC012 49 51 2 0.66 SRC013 17 31 14 0.98 SRC014 2 3 1 1.57 SRC014 44 46 2 2.71 SRC015 6 7 1 0.62 SRC016 14 16 2 9.22 SRC016 20 21 1 0.69 SRC016 33 34 1 0.84 SRC017 10 11 1 0.53 SRC017 28 29 1 0.63 SRC018 36 38 2 0.71 SRC019 36 37 1 0.72 SRC020 23 24 1 1.44 SRC021 59 60 1 17.80 Some of the more significant mineralisation was intersected at both the southern and northern ends of the drill grid. In the south, SRC004 intersected 17 metres at 1.8 grams/tonne from 27m - 44m downhole and 2 metres at 1.2 grams/tonne from 47m - 49m. In the north, SRC021 ended in high grade mineralisation with a 1metre sample from 59m - 60m grading 17.8 grams/tonne gold. While we have not completed sufficiently close - spaced drilling to delineate a continuous mineralised zone, the occurrence of such significant intersections is particularly encouraging. Bokoro - Sanankoro The Bokoro concession is the northern-most of the three Sankarani project concessions. The Sanankoro target was the first target to be drilled under the terms of the Framework Agreement. This target was identified during a mapping programme carried out in 2005. A zone of intense alteration with associated artisanal mining activity lies proximal to a strong north-south trending lineament evident from regional aeromagnetics and radiometric data. In April 2006, a first pass drilling programme saw 35 RC holes drilled for a total of 2,723 metres. The best intersection encountered was 21 metres at 1 gram/tonne in BRC007. A ground IP survey was carried out in the new field season which commenced in October 2006. Resistivity data show a well defined north-south trending resistivity low feature which is interpreted as a major shear structure. A strong chargeability anomaly is coincident with the shear trace just north of the initial Sanankoro drilling. A follow-up drilling programme was completed in March 2007 comprising 26 reverse circulation drillholes for a total of 1,802 metres. The programme tested the shear just north of the previously targeted area and included boreholes located to test the strongest chargeability anomaly. Results were disappointing with little significant mineralisation encountered. The Sanankoro area is characterised by a strong soil geochemistry signature and widespread intensive artisanal mining activity. The intersection in BRC007 in particular confirms the potential for ore grade mineralisation. We believe that this area warrants significant further work and we are currently reviewing our geological interpretation preparatory to finalising the next phase of exploration there. Ngouela The Ngouela target area lies in the southern part of the Farasaba Concession. Regional surveys carried out by BHP Minerals in the 1990's delineated a geochemically anomalous area at Ngouela but no follow-up work was completed by BHP. During the past year we carried out reconnaissance geological mapping surveys at Ngouela and located auriferous quartz vein float at several locations within the geochemically anomalous zone. In December 2006 IP surveys were completed and a number of potential drilling targets identified. Thirteen reverse circulation drillholes totalling 1,244 metres were completed on three targets. Results were disappointing with a best intersection of 5 metres at 1.4 grams/tonne in hole NRC013 from 1m - 6m. Farasaba Main The Farasaba Main target area was delineated by a mapping and sampling programme during 2005. The area is characterized by a series of clusters of artisanal workings on a general northwest-southeast trend over a strike length of some 2.1 kilometres. A short follow-up drilling programme was completed in April 2007 to further test the geophysically inferred NW-SE trending structure at Farasaba Main-South and a proximal chargeability anomaly. Results were not particularly encouraging with a best intersection of 1 metre at 1.1 grams/tonne from 35m - 36m in FMRC012. Further Work The scope and extent of the work programme on each target area for the coming field season will be determined following a meeting with the Gold Fields management and technical personnel next month. Plans and sections of the drilling described above will be posted shortly on the Company's website at www.glencarmining.ie Hugh McCullough, EurGeol., PGeo, Managing Director of Glencar, is a member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. He is a qualified person as defined in the Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies, March 2006, of the London Stock Exchange. He has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this announcement. For further information, please contact: Glencar Mining plc Hugh McCullough, Managing Director Tel: +353 1 661 9974 e-mail: info@glencarmining.ie Heneghan PR Sean O'Riordain Tel: +353 87 2556727 e-mail: sean@hpr.ie Bishopsgate Communications Maxine Barnes/Nick Rome Tel: +44 20 7562 3350 e-mail: nick@bishopsgatecommunications.com ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Sponda Plc Press Release 29 May 2007 Sponda Russia Oy and the German company SPAG AG have signed a binding agreement to purchase three office properties close to the centre of St Petersburg in Tambovskaya Street. The price is about EUR 4 million. The properties have a combined leasable area of 2690 m². The properties were renovated over the period 1992-1997 and are fully leased. The tenants are Finnish, local and international companies. Sponda Plc Further information: Senior Vice President Sirpa Sara-aho, tel. +358 50 324 1273. Sponda Plc is a real estate company specializing in commercial properties in the largest cities in Finland and Russia. Sponda's business concept is to own, lease and develop office, retail and logistics properties into environments that promote the business success of its clients. The fair value of Sponda's investment properties is approximately EUR 2.6 billion and the leasable area is around 2 million m². Sponda is the largest real estate investment company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.


 

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 29, 2007 -- Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced the completion of its acquisition of WebEx Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBX). WebEx is a market leader in on-demand collaboration applications, and its network-based solution for delivering business-to-business collaboration extends Cisco's vision for Unified Communications, particularly within the small to medium business (SMB) segment. As a result of its tender offer for WebEx, Cisco purchased 46,339,278 shares of WebEx common stock, or approximately 90.1% of shares outstanding. On May 25, 2007, Cisco closed the second-step merger of WebEx, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cisco. As a result of the merger, all remaining outstanding WebEx shares not tendered were converted into the right to receive $57.00 per share, net to the seller in cash without interest, less any required withholding taxes. WebEx's service portfolio includes technologies and services that allow companies to engage in real-time and asynchronous data conferences over the Internet as well as share web-based documents and workspaces that help improve productivity, performance and efficiency of workers in any size organization. WebEx's subscription-based services strategy has been key to its success, and Cisco plans to preserve this business model going forward. About Cisco Systems Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com. Cisco, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. This document is Cisco Public Information. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements, such as statements about WebEx's business model. Statements regarding future events are based on Cisco's current expectations and are necessarily subject to associated risks related to, among other things, the ability of Cisco to successfully integrate WebEx and to achieve expected benefits and the retention of employees of WebEx. Actual results may differ materially from those in the projections or other forward-looking statements. For information regarding other related risks, please see the "Risk Factors" section of Cisco's filings with the SEC, including its most recent filings on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. For direct RSS Feeds of all Cisco news, please visit "News@Cisco" at the following link: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/podcasts/rss.html Press Contact: John Noh 408 853-8445 jnoh@cisco.com Investor Relations Contact: Laura Graves 408 526-6521 lagraves@cisco.com


 

William Fall, former President International of Bank of America, is joining Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank (the "Bank") as CEO. Fridrik Jóhannsson, who has been the Bank's CEO since June 2006, will work closely with William over the coming months to ensure a smooth handover. William Fall has been President International of Bank of America since 2001 where he had overall responsibility for all the Bank's activities outside the US; he structured and built the bank's operations, which covered retail, corporate, investment and transactional banking, in 18 countries. These operations generated strong streams of revenues and ROE of more than 20 per cent. for the bank, which is the second largest in the world. William joined Bank of America in 1995 and was responsible for several operating units before his appointment as President International. Previously, he worked for Westpac Banking Corporation and Kleinwort Benson. He holds a MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. Thor Björgólfsson, Chairman of Straumur-Burdaras, commented: "I am delighted that William has agreed to join the Straumur-Burdaras team. He joins the Bank with extensive experience from Bank of America in driving growth in one of the world's largest international banks. His appointment is an important milestone in Straumur-Burdaras's continuing transformation into an internationally competitive investment bank with a strong platform in the Nordic region. I am convinced that William is the right man to lead the bank to its next stage of growth. The Board would also like to thank Fridrik for his important contribution to the Bank's growth and strong performance to date, having developed a robust platform for the Bank's international operations and leading it towards its goal of becoming an international investment bank. The progress of Straumur-Burdaras has been fast during the last year and nearly all of the Bank's goals for the next three years, explicitly set forth in the last Annual Report, will be reached in 2007. We are delighted that Fridrik has agreed to help ensure a smooth handover." William Fall, commented: "I am very pleased to join such a dynamic investment bank as Straumur-Burdaras. Huge opportunities exist for the company: few investment banks in the Nordic region have such a strong balance sheet on which to build future growth. I will continue to drive and develop the Bank's strategy and am looking forward to being a part of the future story of Straumur-Burdaras." For further information, please contact Jóhanna Vigdís Gudmundsdóttir (johanna@straumur.net), Director of Corporate Communications. Mobile: +354 8409133. Notes to Editors Willam Fall From August 2001 until June 2006, William was President International of Bank of America. This included responsibility for all activities outside the US for the second largest bank in the world, covering wholesale and retail banking, including Global Markets, Investment and Corporate Banking, Transactional Banking and Retail Banking, including Credit Cards, reporting to the Vice-Chairman. He joined Bank of America in January 1995 and before his role of President International, his other roles at the bank included Head of Global Risk Management Products, Head of International Global Markets, across Europe, Asia and Latin America and Head of Global Sales for Rate Derivatives. Before Bank of America, William worked for Westpac Banking Corporation from October 1987 to March 1993 as Head of US Sales for all Debt products and Head of European Sales for Interest Rate Derivatives. From October 1981 to October 1987, he worked at Kleinwort Benson in London, New York and Los Angeles. William gained a MA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from St. Catherine's College, Cambridge University and a BA in Veterinary Medicine. About Straumur-Burdaras Straumur-Burdaras is a dynamic international investment bank providing integrated corporate and investment banking services to SMEs and investors in Northern Europe, principally in the Nordic region and the UK. Services include corporate finance advisory, debt and equity financing, investor products and services, and asset management. Straumur-Burdaras is the seventh-largest company on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Iceland, with a market capitalisation EUR 2.33 billion.


 

Data Respons has signed contracts worth NOK 15 million from various customers in the offshore market, primarily with delivery in 2007. The customers are all leading players within their field in the offshore market. Data Respons will deliver solutions that are embedded in the customer's products and are adapted for the extreme and rough environments that characterize the offshore market. - The offshore market needs robust and customised solutions, says Kenneth Ragnvaldsen, CEO of Data Respons ASA. The contracts confirm that we are well positioned and that the strong growth we have experienced in the offshore market will continue both in and outside of Norway. Data Respons has a broad customer portfolio within the offshore segment which covers all areas from oil prospecting and production, measuring systems for oil and gas pipes, and communication and control systems for sub-sea technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Kenneth Ragnvaldsen, CEO, Data Respons ASA, phone: +47 67 11 20 00 Mob: +47 913 90 918. ABOUT DATA RESPONS Data Respons` vision is to become leading in Europe within 2010 on Embedded Solutions in the industrial market. Embedded Solutions can be described as being the brains of a machine, system or industrial end product. Data Respons supplies Embedded Solutions to leading OEM companies, system integrators and vertical product suppliers in a range of market segments such as defence, offshore, automation, medical equipment, surveillance, transport, telecommunications and other industries. Data Respons` customers include Ericsson, Nera, ABB, Brüel & Kjær, Tandberg, Anritsu and Saab. Data Respons ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Ticker: DAT), and is part of the information technology index. The company has offices in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Germany. At the close of the 1st quarter 2007 the company had a total of 259 employees. More information on Data Respons ASA can be found on our website: http://www.datarespons.com


 

Arnhem, the Netherlands, May 29, 2007 - Akzo Nobel (Euronext Amsterdam: AKZ; Nasdaq: AKZOY) has announced that, in line with the launch of its EUR 1.6 billion share buyback program on May 3, 2007, the company has repurchased 1,165,000 ordinary shares in the period May 21 until May 25, 2007. Shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 60.10 for a total amount of EUR 70.0 million. For detailed information on the daily repurchased shares, see the Akzo Nobel website at www.akzonobel.com/com/Investor+Relations/Financial+FAQ. The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 4,210,000 ordinary shares for a total consideration of EUR 249.9 million. The completion of the share buyback program is expected by the end of 2007. - - - Note to editors Akzo Nobel is a Fortune Global 500 company and is listed on both the Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ stock exchanges. It is also included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and FTSE4Good Index. Based in the Netherlands, we are a multicultural organization serving customers throughout the world with coatings, chemicals and human and animal healthcare products. We employ around 62,000 people and conduct our activities in these four segments, with operating subsidiaries in more than 80 countries. Consolidated revenues for 2006 totaled EUR 13.7 billion. The financial results for the second quarter will be published on July 24, 2007. Internet: www.akzonobel.com Not for publication - for more information Akzo Nobel nv Corporate Media Relations, tel. +31 26 366 43 43 Contact: Tim van der Zanden


 

LONDON, United Kingdom: Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or "the Company") (TSX: CRU) (OSE: CRU) (Frankfurt: KNC) (OTC-BB-Other; CRUGF.PK) today announced:- On May 25, 2007, Brian Hosking, Board of Director of Crew bought 10,000 shares in Crew at CAD $2.22 per share. Mr Hosking's total exposure is 745,000 Crew shares, including common shares, convertible bonds, forward contracts and options. Jan A Vestrum President & CEO Safe Harbour Statement This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the expectations of management and the board of directors, and are made pursuant to applicable and relevant national legislation (including the Safe-Harbour provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) in countries where Crew Gold Corporation is conducting business and/or investor relations. Forward looking statements typically contain words such as "believes", "anticipates", "continue", "could", "expects", "indicates", "plans", "will", "may", "projects", "would" or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs of management and the board of directors based on information currently available to them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and Crew cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause Crew's actual results to differ materially from the beliefs and expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to, the factors discussed under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in Crew's Annual Information Form dated October 10, 2006, as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management and the board of directors believes to be current and reasonable assumptions, Crew cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Crew undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Cautionary Note to US Investors - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits US mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this website (or press release), such as "measured", "indicated", and "inferred" "resources", which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. US Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. --- End of Message --- Crew Gold Corporation Abbey House, Wellington Way, Weybridge Surrey United Kingdom WKN: 226534105 ; ISIN: CA2265301036; ;


 

Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA (CECO) owns 20 % in ParTankers III IS, and the company announces today that they have sold 4 out of 5 Suezmax Tankers for a total sum USD 208 million, representing a total return of 56 % on equity in less than 1 year. Furthermore ParTankers II KS, where CECO owns 25 %, announces the sale of a MR product Tanker for USD 24.75 million, representing 89 % return over a 2 year period. The combined profit for CECO represents USD 9.7 million with an estimated liquidity effect of USD 8.9 million. Axel C. Eitzen Chief Executive Officer Tel: +47 67 11 98 00 --- End of Message --- Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA P.O. Box 216 Norway ISIN: NO0010227036; ;


 

SimCorp A/S sees an advantage in focussing on the Group's activities on the investment management area and has therefore decided to accept an offer from funds managed by the Nordic private equity investor CapMan to buy the Group's IT2 business, SimCorp Treasury Solutions Ltd.


 

Message to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, No. 12 - 2007, 29 May 2007 FLSmidth Minerals has been awarded a contract for over 72m euro (approximately DKK 530m) by Anglo American Brasil (AABR) to supply two rotary kilns and rotary dryers to the pyro-metallurgical facility for the production of ferronickel at the Barro Alto laterite deposits located in the Goias state of Brazil, 175 kilometres northeast of Brazil's capital, Brasilia. The project will be carried out in cooperation between FLSmidth Minerals' Brazilian office and the American technology centre. The contract includes two production lines each comprised of a complete rotary dryer/agglomerator system and a rotary kiln system. In addition, several FLSmidth product companies will be participating in the project, including FLSmidth Airtech with electrostatic precipitators and bag filters and Pfister with coal distribution systems. AABR has significant technological expertise in the area of the dryer/agglomeration. The project will therefore be a co-development between AARB and FLSmidth Minerals in the optimization of the dryer/agglomeration process. The production facility will process lateritic ores containing ~1.8% nickel into ferronickel of 35 % nickel. "This project confirms FLSmidth Minerals' leadership in the ferronickel industry as well as the FLSmidth Group's overall leadership in pyro technology and its ability to supply complete rotary kiln systems to the global cement and minerals industry," Mr Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, Group CEO says. The order will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's earnings until the facility is commissioned in 2009. --------------------- Please address any questions regarding this announcement to Group Chief Executive Officer Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, FLSmidth & Co. A/S at +45 36 18 18 00. Yours faithfully Torben Seemann Hansen Corporate Public Relations


 

GLENCAR MINING PLC Announcement of Annual Results 29 May 2007 Glencar Mining plc ("Glencar" or the "Company") today announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2006. Highlights from the Chairman's statement: * 2006 was another year of exciting exploration results for Glencar * Results to date from our Komana West Project continue to impress * Intention to drill the Komana East deposit using the extensive knowledge gained from the Komana West Project * Just completed promising exploration drilling programmes at Badogo-Malikila, adjacent to the Komona concession - results are awaited. * Exploration on the Sankarani Project also continued at a fast pace. * In April 2007 a private placing of 22,600,000 new shares to institutional investors was completed * Audited results for the financial year ending December 2006 show a loss of $1,450,961 The Komana West Project The year 2006 represents a very important one in your Company's growth and the exciting exploration results obtained last year have continued through 2007 to date. Our primary exploration focus is on our Komana West deposit in southern Mali where we are currently completing our fourth phase of drilling. The Komana West deposit is displaying evidence of very persistent, ore-grade mineralisation over extensive widths and all the indications to date suggest that this deposit will prove to be a commercially viable orebody. Mali is a country well endowed with profitable gold deposits, but it also possesses the essential fiscal and legal framework to enable these deposits to be successfully worked with attendant benefits to the State as well as the other stakeholders involved in the Nation's resources. Gold is Mali's primary export earner and the Government of Mali strongly supports the orderly and efficient extraction of the natural resources in an environmentally responsible way. It is a country rich in culture and tradition, with a young but now well established democratic political system. The results to date from our Komana West project continue to impress. Recent intersections such as 49 metres at 6.0 grams per tonne and 86 metres at 2.73 grams per tonne indicate the presence of considerable widths of ore grade mineralisation. The strike length of this mineralised zone is already established at 1,100 metres and may extend for at least another 500 metres further south. The drilling to date also suggests that the mineralisation is open at depth. The Komana Shear Zone, within which the Komana West deposit lies, extends throughout the entire 20 kilometre length of the Komana Licence area. Our field mapping and sampling programmes have discovered a number of exciting exploration targets to the south of the Komana West deposit, such as at Kama, 9 kilometres to the south. The Komana East deposit, some 7 kilometres to the east of the Komana West deposit, was explored by Randgold Resources and North Limited in the 1990's and they estimated a non-JORC compliant resource of 280,000 ounces of gold within a brecciated metasediment in a northeast-southwest trending shear zone. We intend to drill the Komana East deposit, using the extensive knowledge we have gained from our work at Komana West to guide our evaluation of the deposit. We have also recently completed an exploration drilling programme on a promising target at Badogo-Malikila on the Solona concession, adjacent to the Komana concession. Approximately 1,250 metres of reverse circulation drilling has been completed and assay results are awaited. We are very pleased with the progress of our exploration programmes to date. We are currently in the course of estimating a JORC - compliant resource for the Komana West deposit, which we hope to be able to announce before September. Drilling, which will shortly be halted during the rainy season in Mali, will recommence there in early October. Intensive drilling will be carried out both to improve resource classification and to test the depth and strike extension of the resource. Sankarani Project Exploration on the Sankarani Project also continued at a fast pace. We completed over 8,000 metres of drilling on eight targets within the three concessions which comprise our joint venture with a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited. Significant mineralisation was encountered on three of those targets, at Sanankoro, on the Bokoro licence; at Sanioumale West, on the Sanioumale licence and at Kabaya South, on the Farasaba licence. It is likely that drilling will also be continuing next season on the Sankarani Project, where targets at Kabaya South and Sanioumale will be drilled in follow-up programmes, together with additional exploration targets arising from our ongoing exploration work. Confirmation of the proposed work programme at the Sankarani Project is awaited following a review of exploration results to date by the joint venture partners. Asheba, Ghana Our Asheba Project in Ghana has seen a much lower level of activity recently due to the increasing call on resources by the intensive activity on the exploration projects in Mali. Other Projects We are continuing to review the exploration results from our Makina Project in southeast Uganda. A new airborne geophysical survey has been flown by the Ugandan government and results are due for release in mid 2007. We are keen to review these survey results to see if they can guide our next phase of exploration in this prospective, but underexplored part of Africa. Despite encountering encouraging technical signatures in our zinc/lead exploration programme in Co. Laois in Ireland, we decided to relinquish our two licences there. A considerable amount of expensive deep drilling would be required to advance the project and it was felt that these funds could be spent to better effect in Mali. Consequently, we have written off our investment in this project. Private Placing of Shares In April 2007, we completed a private placing of 22,600,000 new shares to institutional investors. This funding, carried out at the market price at the time, provides the Company with sufficient funding to complete all anticipated drilling required to calculate a resource for the Komana Project as well as conducting drilling for strike and depth extensions to known mineralisation. In addition, the funding will allow drill testing of other significant exploration targets such as the Komana East deposit. Other targets, south of the Komana West deposit and on the adjacent Solona licence will also be drilled. The next drill season in Mali is expected to be just as active and as exciting as the last. Financial Results The audited results for the financial year ending December 2006 show a loss for the period of $1,450,961. This loss includes, for the first time, under new accounting rules, an imputed cost to the Company of the issue of share options to Directors and staff. Our accounts are denominated in US Dollar currency and, due to the decline of the dollar over the last year, certain costs whose underlying currency is the Euro, appear as increased costs in US Dollar terms. Outlook Following completion of the recent placing and the continuing impressive results from the Komana West Project, in particular, Glencar is in a very strong position to grow rapidly in terms of market capitalisation and gold ounces per share. We now have the funding to embark on substantial drilling programmes in Mali and also in Ghana. Clearly, however, most of our exploration funding will be devoted to the Komana West deposit and it is my belief that this deposit will emerge as an addition to the growing list of profitable gold mines in this prolific region of West Africa. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff in Mali, on both the Yanfolila and Sankarani Projects, for their diligence and hard work, often in trying conditions. They have contributed significantly to the success of our programmes to date. I would also like to thank and congratulate the executive directors on their excellent achievements during the past year. Our Annual Report and Accounts and Notice of AGM will be posted to shareholders shortly. Sean Finlay Chairman GROUP INCOME STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2006 (AUDITED) 2006 2005 US$ US$ ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES (630,492) (725,654) COST OF SHARE AWARDS (643,328) - GAIN (LOSS) ON EXCHANGE 214,001 (19,422) ------------ ------------ OPERATING LOSS (1,059,819) (745,076) EXCEPTIONAL ITEM (455,198) - BANK INTEREST RECEIVABLE 90,612 37,269 INTEREST PAYABLE (24,822) (23,213) ------------ ------------ LOSS ON ORDINARY ACTIVITIES BEFORE TAXATION (1,449,227) (731,020) TAXATION (1,734) (892) ------------ ------------ LOSS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR (1,450,961) (731,912) ======== ======== LOSS PER SHARE (CENTS) (0.64) (0.39) ======== ======== DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE (0.62) (0.36) (CENTS) ======== ======== GROUP BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2006 (AUDITED) 2006 2005 US$ US$ ASSETS Non current assets Property, plant and equipment 410,203 28,447 Intangible assets 5,536,924 3,183,205 ------------- ------------- 5,947,127 3,211,652 ------------- ------------- Current assets Debtors 9,465 18,841 Cash 1,635,395 1,152,402 ------------- ------------- 1,644,860 1,171,243 ------------- ------------- Total Assets 7,591,987 4,382,895 ======== ======== EQUITY Capital and reserves attributable to the Group's equity holders Share capital 8,507,021 7,420,009 Share premium 38,009,726 36,215,883 Capital conversion reserve fund 82,092 82,092 Retained losses (40,956,434) (40,148,801) ------------- ------------- 5,642,405 3,569,183 Minority Interest 1,159,531 (112,910) ------------- ------------- Total equity 6,801,936 3,456,273 ------------- ------------- LIABILITIES Non current liabilities Creditors and accrued expenses 342,818 344,513 ------------- ------------- Current liabilities Trade and other payables 447,233 582,088 Current corporation tax liabilities - 21 ------------- ------------- 447,233 582,109 ------------- ------------- Total liabilities 790,051 926,622 ------------- ------------- Total equity and liabilities 7,591,987 4,382,895 ======== ======== GROUP CASH FLOW STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2006 (AUDITED) 2006 2005 US$ US$ Cash flows from operating activities Cash used in operations (560,954) (621,067) Corporation tax paid (1,755) (870) ------------- ------------- Net generated from operating activities (562,709) (621,937) ------------- ------------- Cash flows from investing activities Purchases of property, plant and (389,289) (2,020) equipment Purchases of intangible assets (1,113,300) (578,422) Interest received 90,612 37,269 ------------- ------------- Net cash used in investing activities (1,411,977)) (543,173) ------------- ------------- Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from the issuance of ordinary 2,457,679 1,315,767 shares ------------- ------------- Net cash generated from financing 2,457,679 1,315,767 activities ------------- ------------- Net increase in cash 482,993 150,657 Cash at beginning of the year 1,152,402 1,001,745 ------------- ------------- Cash at end of the year 1,635,395 1,152,402 ------------- ------------- The financial information contained above does not constitute the group's full statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2006 but has been extracted from these accounts. The full statutory accounts and auditor's report thereon will be sent to shareholders shortly and filed with the Companies Office. For further information, please contact: Glencar Mining plc Hugh McCullough, Managing Director Tel: +353 1 661 9974 e-mail: info@glencarmining.ie Heneghan PR Sean O'Riordain Tel: +353 87 2556727 e-mail: sean@hpr.ie Bishopsgate Communications Maxine Barnes/Nick Rome Tel: +44 20 7562 3350 e-mail: nick@bishopsgatecommunications.com ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Orion will launch a medicine for the treatment of overweight and obese dogs onto the Finnish market at the beginning of June. The prescription drug, which will be sold under the name Yarvitan, mitratapide, is the first registered medicinal treatment for dogs. The originator of the product is Janssen Animal Health. This document is an English version of a press release, published and distributed in Finland and in Finnish only, on 29 May 2007. Orion will launch a medicine for the treatment of overweight and obese dogs onto the Finnish market at the beginning of June. The prescription drug, which will be sold under the name Yarvitan, mitratapide, is the first registered medicinal treatment for dogs. The originator of the product is Janssen Animal Health. Yarvitan's active ingredient is mitratapide. The medicine is an oral solution that is administered to overweight or obese dogs once a day. The eight-week treatment course consists of two three-week periods of medication with a two-week break in between. Excessive weight poses health risks for dogs, just as it does for humans. It is estimated that about 40 per cent of the world's dogs suffer from overweight or obesity. Out of the 600,000 registered dogs in Finland, about 25 - 30 per cent are overweight. Overweight and in particular obese dogs suffer from a number of health risks, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory problems and osteoarthritis. Dogs are considered to be clinically overweight when they are more than 10 per cent over their ideal weight, and are obese if over 20 per cent of their ideal weight. Current treatments alone are not always sufficient No medicines have been available for helping to manage overweight and obesity in dogs until now. Treatment has consisted of veterinary diets, avoiding of titbits and snacks, increased exercise and a change of lifestyle. There are many diet foods available for dogs, but dogs can easily refuse to eat when their food is changed. A change in diet may also cause skin or other symptoms. Dog owners' attitudes may also prevent the successful management of overweight dogs using current methods. Diet foods are often more expensive than normal food. Dog owners may not like to 'torment' their pets with strict diets. They may even have weight problems themselves. Not all dog owners necessarily consider overweight or obesity of their dogs being a disease. What is Yarvitan? The active ingredient in Yarvitan is mitratapide. It is indicated to be used as an aid in the management of overweight and obesity in adult dogs as part of an overall weight management programme which also includes appropriate dietary changes. Hence, the treatment course provides a kick-start to dropping weight alongside other measures. Yarvitan pharmaceutical form is an oral, colourless to slightly yellow solution. Packages are available in three sizes: 55 ml or 120 ml bottles for dogs weighing up to 36 kg, and a 210 ml bottle for dogs weighing up to 48 kg. Suitable doses for larger dogs can be made up from these according to the dog's weight. Dosage is always calculated based on the dog's weight at the time of medication. When to use Yarvitan? Yarvitan is used to expedite weight control in overweight or obese adult dogs. The medication is primarily used alongside changes in lifestyle to kick-start a controlled weight loss. This programme includes a change of diet. Weight loss without medication is a slow process and therefore often requires a great deal of patience from owners. The medicine is administered to dogs for a period of three weeks. A two-week break follows medication. During this time, the vet evaluates the dog's nutritional requirements based on its energy needs. After this, the dog will receive the second three-week period of medication and a change in diet (a 3-2-3-week treatment programme). The Yarvitan solution can be added to a dog's food or administered directly via the mouth. Benefits proven by research In studies, the recommend dosage of mitratapide administered in a 3-2-3-week treatment programme reduced dogs' weight compared to a control group. Weight loss was about 8 per cent of the dogs' weight prior to treatment. This treatment forms the first stage in a weight loss programme. Treatment must be combined with changes in diet and lifestyle, and these must be continued after the treatment /Janssen Field Study USA & UK, 2006/. Mechanism of action Yarvitan's active ingredient, mitratapide, works by inhibiting certain proteins in the intestines (microsomal triglyceride transfer protein, MTP). MTP inhibitors prevent the absorption of fat. This protein is involved in absorbing the fat consumed as part of a normal diet. By inhibiting this protein, mitratapide reduces the amount of fat absorbed through the intestines. Thanks to its mechanism of action, the appetite reducing effect of mitratapide is minimal. How has mitratapide been investigated? Mitratapide has been investigated on dogs in both laboratory and field studies. Two major field tests have been conducted in Europe and the United States in dogs that are still healthy despite being 20 per cent over their ideal weights. About three in four dogs received mitratapide and the rest a pharmaceutical product from which the active ingredient had been removed. During the studies, the dogs received also other medicines they required, such as vaccines, dewormers, flea and tick treatment, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. Mitratapide has been shown to be compatible with standard anti-inflammatory drugs and ACE inhibitors used in the treatment of heart failure. The medicine has proven to be well tolerated. The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) granted an EU-wide marketing authorisation for Yarvitan on 14 November 2006. The marketing authorisation holder is Janssen Animal Health B.V.B.A. Belgium. Orion has received the rights to market the medicine in Finland based on its long-term co-operation with Janssen Animal Health. Contact persons in Orion for additional information: Dr. Minna Rinkinen, Veterinary Medical Adviser, Animal Health, tel. +358 50 966 2773 Sauli Niinistö, Sales and Marketing Director, Animal Health, tel. +358 50 966 3692 In Orion Communications: Tuula Laitinen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 50 966 2136, tuula.laitinen@orion.fi Released by: Orion Corporation PO Box 65, 02101 Espoo Finland www.orion.fi


 

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") [NYSE:AIB] will issue a trading update on Wednesday, 6th June 2007. Please note this will not be a 7am release but will issue during the course of the day. Group results for the half year ending 30th June 2007 will be announced on 1st August 2007. -ENDS- For further information please contact: Alan Kelly Rose O'Donovan General Manager, Group Finance Group Investor Relations Manager AIB Group AIB Group Bankcentre Bankcentre Dublin 4 Dublin 4 Tel: +353-1-6412162 Tel: +353-1-6414191


 

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Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight receives further orders from Norkring under the frame agreement for the Digital Terrestrial TV network signed in 2006. In Norway, Norkring delivers infrastructure and network services to premier broadcasters. The company has nation-wide transmission networks for television and continues with the deployment of the Nimbra platform in the DTT network. The equipment will be delivered during 2nd quarter, 2007. For more information, please contact: Fredrik Trägårdh, CEO of Net Insight AB, +46 8 685 04 00, fredrik.tragardh@netinsight.net About Net Insight Net Insight delivers the world's most efficient and scaleable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks. Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight's Nimbra(TM) platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services. World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products for more than 100 million people in more than 20 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.netinsight.net


 

QIAGEN acquires exclusive world wide license to Epigenomics' preanalytical DNA-Methylation Technology for use in Molecuar Diagnostics Berlin, Germany and Venlo, The Netherlands, May 29, 2007 - QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq: QGEN, Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) and Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard: ECX) today announced that the companies further expanded their existing strategic partnership by a new license agreement. This new collaboration expands already existing licensing agreements announced in 2005 and now provides QIAGEN with the exclusive world-wide rights to Epigenomics' sample technologies for use in applied testing and in in vitro molecular diagnostics. Epigenomics retains rights to these technologies for use in its own or partnered development projects and for the commercialization of in vitro molecular diagnostic products via a non-exclusive back-license from QIAGEN. As part of the agreement, Epigenomics will receive an up-front fee and further milestone payments and royalties. Further financial terms were not disclosed. The expansion of the partnership follows the very successful launch of a first research-use only product, the EpiTect(TM) Bisulfite Kit, by QIAGEN in spring 2006. QIAGEN's EpiTect(TM) Bisulfite Kit was developed in collaboration with Epigenomics and combines technologies from QIAGEN with technologies from Epigenomics for DNA methylation analysis. The product facilitates the complex and time consuming step of bisulfite treatment of DNA in DNA methylation analysis. On the basis of this first product the companies intend to develop and market a complete and validated IVD (in vitro diagnostic) preanalytical sample technology portfolio for molecular diagnostic tests based on DNA methylation. "We expect DNA methylation technology to play an important role in key segments of the fast growing molecular diagnostics market such as in cancer screening. QIAGEN provides a complete portfolio of standardized technologies and solutions for epigenetic testing, from sample technologies such as DNA sample collection, stabilization, purification and bisulfite conversion to assay technologies such as PCR- and sequencing- based methods for DNA methylation analysis," said Peer Schatz, Chief Executive Officer of QIAGEN. "We are pleased with our partnership with Epigenomics, a leader in DNA methylation technology. The combination of the capabilities of both companies is setting strong standards for the use of the exciting epigenetic technologies in research, applied testing and molecular diagnostics." "The new agreement aims at further leveraging our DNA methylation technology for the global diagnostics market," commented Geert Nygaard, Chief Executive Officer of Epigenomics. "The pretreatment of DNA samples with bisulfite is a critical step in DNA methylation analysis and key to the performance and quality of a diagnostic test. QIAGEN as the market and technology leader in sample technologies is the partner of choice to develop IVD preanalytics solutions for DNA methylation analysis. These can be used with our cancer screening tests addressing markets with a target group of over 300 million individuals worldwide. Such IVD preanalytical product portfolio provided by QIAGEN will be of highest value for our customers and partners in clinical research and molecular diagnostics. In addition, we will profit from the expected future growth of these product based on the success of DNA methylation tests developed by other companies." About DNA methylation: DNA methylation is a tightly controlled biological process that fundamentally affects gene expression and genome stability. Cytosine, one of the four bases in DNA, can be modified by the covalent addition of a methyl group. DNA methylation in gene regulatory regions (i.e. gene promoters) in most cases causes the shut-down of gene activity. As different cells shut off different genes, every cell type has its unique DNA methylation "fingerprint" that changes in various normal biological processes and many common diseases, in particular cancer. DNA methylation thus provides a rich source for highly specific biomarkers for organ-specific disease diagnosis, classification and also the prediction to therapeutic intervention. DNA methylation biomarkers have multiple advantages. Highly sensitive detection methods allow the detection of tumor derived DNA based cancer-specific DNA methylation patterns in body fluids such as blood or urine. Further, DNA methylation can easily be quantified as the unmethylated DNA of the same gene in the sample can serve as an internal reference. As DNA methylation is stable in routine clinical sample processing, it can be analyzed in tissue samples fixed and paraffin embedded for histological analysis by the pathologists. Epigenomics has developed a broad technology portfolio and the know-how to identify and validate DNA methylation biomarkers and use them for the development of molecular diagnostic tests. Several early detection tests for cancer, based on DNA methylation, that address the mass markets for cancer screening with up to 300 million individuals aged 50 and older are currently under development by Epigenomics and others. About QIAGEN N.V.: QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company is the leading provider of innovative sample and assay technologies and products. QIAGEN's products are considered standards in areas such pre-analytical sample preparation and assay solutions in research for life sciences, applied testing and molecular diagnostics. QIAGEN has developed a comprehensive portfolio of more than 500 proprietary, consumable products and automated solutions for sample collection, nucleic acid and protein handling, separation, and purification and open and target specific assays. The company's products are sold to academic research markets, to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, to applied testing customers (such as in forensics, veterinary, biodefense and industrial applications) as well as to molecular diagnostics laboratories. QIAGEN employs more than 1,900 people worldwide. QIAGEN products are sold through a dedicated sales force and a global network of distributors in more than 40 countries. In this press release QIAGEN is using the term molecular diagnostics. The use of this term in reference to certain countries, such as the United States, is limited to products subject to regulatory requirements. Current QIAGEN molecular diagnostics products are 34 EU CE IVD assays, six EU CE IVD sample preparation products, one 510k PAX RNA product, nine China SFDA IVD assays and 98 general purpose reagents. Further information about QIAGEN can be found at www.qiagen.com. About Epigenomics AG: Epigenomics is a molecular diagnostics company with a focus on the development of novel products for cancer. Using DNA methylation biomarkers, Epigenomics' tests can potentially diagnose disease at an early stage and help guide physicians to select an appropriate therapy. Epigenomics' defined business strategy covers two complementary core business areas: In cooperation with industry partners, the company develops diagnostic screening tests for the early detection of cancer, mass-market products with huge potentials. Based on easily obtainable body fluid samples (e.g. blood and urine), these tests are aimed at finding cancer at an early stage before symptoms occur. Epigenomics' product pipeline contains an extensively validated biomarker panel for the early detection of colorectal cancer in blood plasma, and further proprietary DNA methylation biomarkers at various stages of development for prostate and lung cancer detection in body fluids. Epigenomics aims at giving patients and doctors early access to these biomarkers through reference laboratory testing services. For development and global commercialization as in vitro diagnostic test kits, Epigenomics pursues a non-exclusive partnering strategy with diagnostics industry players. As a second core business area, Epigenomics develops specialty diagnostics for individuals at high risk for cancer and cancer patients. These tests include surveillance applications of our colorectal cancer biomarkers and a tissue-based prognostic cancer molecular classification test for prostate cancer patients. Our tissue-based prostate cancer application is developed in strategic partnerships with QIAGEN (pre-analytics) and Affymetrix (diagnostic device platform). The biomarkers for cancer specialty diagnostic applications will be made available through testing services in centralized reference laboratories. Epigenomics retains the flexibility to decide on further commercialization as in vitro diagnostic test kits in Europe and eventually the US.. Pharma, diagnostics and biotech partners can access Epigenomics' portfolio of proprietary DNA methylation technologies and biomarkers protected by more than 200 patent families through Biomarker Services, IVD Development Collaborations, and Licensing. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a wholly owned subsidiary in Seattle, WA, USA. For more information, please visit Epigenomics' website at www.epigenomics.com. ### QIAGEN's Disclaimer: Certain of the statements contained in this news release may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. To the extent that any of the statements contained herein relating to QIAGEN's products, markets, strategy or operating results are forward-looking, such statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks. Such uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with management of growth and international operations (including the effects of currency fluctuations and risks of dependency on logistics), variability of operating results, the commercial development of the applied testing markets, clinical research markets and proteomics markets, nucleic acid-based molecular diagnostics market, and genetic vaccination and gene therapy markets, competition, rapid or unexpected changes in technologies, fluctuations in demand for QIAGEN's, products (including fluctuations due to the level and timing of customers' funding, budgets, and other factors), our ability to obtain regulatory approval of our infectious disease panels, difficulties in successfully adapting QIAGEN's products to integrated solutions and producing such products, the ability of QIAGEN to identify and develop new products and to differentiate its products from competitors' products, market acceptance of QIAGEN's new products and the integration of acquired technologies and businesses. For further information, refer to the discussions in reports that QIAGEN has filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Epigenomics' Disclaimer: This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Epigenomics AG and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of Epigenomics AG to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Epigenomics AG is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Contact: QIAGEN N.V. IR QIAGEN N.V. Tel.:+49 2103 29 11710 Fax.: +49 2103 29 21710 e-mail: ir@qiagen.com Epigenomics AG Dr. Achim Plum VP Corporate Communications Tel.: +49 30 24345 368 e-mail: ir@epigenomics.com


 

Mandatory notification of trade from primary insiders in Hafslund ASA. All employees in the Hafslund Group who are included in the framework agreement for the wage settlement in the spring of 2006 are free of charge offered up to 175 B-shares in Hafslund ASA dependent upon period of employment and whether the position is full or part time. Further employees are offered to buy up to 175 B-shares in Hafslund ASA at a 20 percent discount to market price. The offer is part of Hafslund's moderate wage settlement and obtained annual result for 2006. The following primary insiders entered the 25th of May 2007 an agreement to be allocated shares as part of this wage settlement, and following this, directly and indirectly, own: Name Number Balance of Balance of allocated B-shares of A- B-shares Following shares allocation Christian Berg 175 13 404 1 000 Per Kristian Olsen 175 10 604 1 000 Bjørn Frogner 175 7 204 - Hege Yli Melhus 175 833 - Tove Pettersen* 350 7 208 - Tore Schiøtz 175 919 5 200 Per Orfjell 175 2 804 - Roger Andrè Hansen 175 1 625 - Kjersti Nystad Skeie 175 918 - Per Luneborg 175 325 - Ketil Wang 175 604 - Morten J Hansen 175 3 175 - Gøril Nordskag Johnsen 175 1 750 - Karen Onsager 175 175 - Vidar Ovesen 175 2 804 - Heidi Ulmo 175 3 547 - * Related party to Tove Pettersen is allocated 175 B-shares and owns following the allocation 3 204 B-shares in Hafslund ASA. Hafslund ASA Oslo, 29 May 2007 For further information, please contact: Vice President Investor Relations, Heidi Ulmo, +47 90 91 93 25


 

Within the framework of strategic optimization, Jelmoli Holding Ltd. is divesting Dipl. Ing. Fust AG and Jelmoli's majority participation in netto24 AG to the Coop Group. This transaction will be finalized as soon as approved by the respective Swiss authorities. After carefully considering all options, the Jelmoli Holding Ltd Board of Directors concluded that selling the domestic appliances and multimedia business to a strategically appropriate buyer would offer the best possible chances of future development and optimal synergy exploitation. Fust will retain its status within the Coop Group as an independent store chain. The sales price amounts to CHF 990 million. Further details will be provided by Jelmoli Board Chairman Walter Fust, Executive Committee President Gustav Stenbolt, and Coop CEO Hansueli Loosli during a media conference to be held on Tuesday May 29, 2007 at 11.00 in the Widder Hotel, Zunftstube, Rennweg 7, CH-8001 Zurich. Contact persons Media: Dr. Daniel Gfeller, Secretary General Tel. +41 (0)44 220 42 29 Fax +41 (0)44 220 40 10 Analysts: Gustav Stenbolt, President of the Executive Committee Tel. +41 (0)44 220 46 34 Fax +41 (0)44 220 40 10 Roland Walder, CFO Tel. +41 (0)44 220 44 26 Fax +41 (0)44 220 40 10 Internet: www.jelmoliholding.ch / www.huginonline.ch/JEL WAP mobile: wap.huginonline.com (Press Releases Jelmoli) E-mail: info@jelmoliholding.ch Contact person, Coop Group Media: Felix Wehrle, Head of Communications / Quality Assurance Tel. +41 (0)61 336 71 02 Fax +41 (0)61 336 71 35 Mobile +41 (0)79 770 39 82 --- End of Message --- Jelmoli -----------------------------------------<Br><b>Jelmoli über WAP:<Br> wap.huginonline.com</b><Br>----------------------------------------- <Br>St. Annagasse 18 Zürich WKN: 851225; ISIN: CH0000668464; Index: SMCI, SPI, SPIEX; Listed: Main Market in SWX Swiss Exchange;


 

28 MAY 2007 LSE ANNOUNCEMENT RESOLUTIONS - GENERAL MEETING RESULTS As required by ASX Listing Rule 3.13.2, please be advised of the result of resolutions decided at the Company's General Meeting today and details of proxies received. All resolutions were decided unanimously on a show of hands. +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | |PROXIES | |-------------------------+------+-----------------------------------------------| | Resolution |Result|For |No |Against|Abstain|Ineligible| | | | |Direction| | | | | | | |(For) | | | | |-------------------------+------+----------+---------+-------+-------+----------| |Issue of Placement Shares|Passed| 8,930,616| 385,305|101,262| 5,000|88,411,967| | | | | | | | | |-------------------------+------+----------+---------+-------+-------+----------| |Issue of Convertible |Passed|97,340,583| 385,305|101,262| 7,000| 0| |Notes | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Enquiries to: Geoffrey Moore Monto Minerals Ltd +61 (0)7 3034 3100 Richard Brown Ambrian Partners Limited 020 7776 6400 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

28 May 2007 CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS -GENERAL MEETING Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to this general meeting of Monto Minerals Limited, which has been called to seek shareholder approval for the funding arrangements that are enabling your company to complete the development of the Goondicum Industrial Minerals Project and so become a significant producer of industrial minerals. Those arrangements have been outlined in company announcements over the last six weeks, and the details are contained in the explanatory statement that is attached to the motions being put to today's meeting. The arrangements will take us well beyond the initial start-up of the Goondicum project this year. The $35 million funding package that has been assembled covers * the guarantees required by the infrastructure providers to the project, particularly water, * the capital cost of a power line that will deliver the long term benefit of lower electricity costs, * and our forecast working capital requirements during the initial 12 months of operations. As I advised in my covering letter with the Notice of Meeting, our major shareholders in Australia and the UK are supporting the arrangements with substantial equity contributions. They have been joined by two new Australian groups, both with strong mining backgrounds, that are contributing equity and also taking up convertible notes and providing an additional borrowing facility of up to $6 million to cover our expansion capital projection through to the year 2009. The Notice of Meeting contains information on the progress of the project. However, let me take the opportunity to provide a further, brief update. The main construction work is on time and within budget. The processing plant at the Goondicum mine site is on schedule for completion next month, with commissioning expected to be completed in July. The pipeline to carry water to the plant has been installed and is expected to be in service for the commissioning of the processing plant. Twenty-five kilometres away at Dakiel, which is on the rail line to the port of Gladstone, the washing plant being installed to upgrade the feldspar is scheduled for completion in September, with commissioning due for completion in October. A rail trial of loading, transporting and unloading feldspar and ilmenite at the port was completed successfully last month. Initially, feldspar and ilmenite will be transported by road to Gladstone, to be replaced by rail transport as volumes increase. Mining activities have commenced at Goondicum where ore is being stockpiled for processing during the forthcoming commissioning phase of the plant. Construction of the first tailings dam is under way. Initially, power will be provided by hired diesel generators which will be phased out in favour of a power line. The company-built power line is expected to be completed and fully commissioned by October and full power available from the grid by December. In developing Goondicum, your present board and management have sought to capitalise on the unique advantage of having up to five industrial mineral products to market. As previously reported, contracts and letters of intent have already been secured with customers for a large proportion of the first year's production. This is an encouraging position. However, this is a new project and we have yet to establish a reputation for quality and reliability, and so a very strong focus continues to be placed on market development. There is intense marketing activity with respect to each of the products. With regard to ilmenite, initial shipping schedules are being arranged and a Memorandum of Understanding, for a 5 year contract, has been signed with a new customer. Other recent developments include confirmation of the contracted feldspar and apatite deliveries. The latest trial of titanomagnetite as a heavy medium in coal washing was encouraging. A further commercial trial at a mine is being proposed within the next two months in order to confirm the viability of the Monto product. Ladies and gentlemen, the motions before you today secure the funding that will take the Goondicum Industrial Minerals Project into production and establish Monto as a long term supplier of industrial minerals to the world. On behalf of my fellow directors, I thank you sincerely for your support and ask you to approve the motions now before you. PETER J SLAUGHTER Chairman Enquiries to: Geoffrey Moore Monto Minerals Ltd +61 (0)7 3034 3100 Richard Brown Ambrian Partners Limited 020 7776 6400 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 28, 2007 -- (TSX: BBD.A)(TSX: BBD.B). Bombardier Inc.'s annual meeting of shareholders will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., at: Hyatt Regency Montreal Grand Salon, Level 4 1255 Jeanne-Mance Street Montreal, Quebec At the very beginning of the meeting, there will be a brief photo opportunity. Photographers and cameramen will then be invited to leave the room as they are not allowed to film and photograph during the event. There will be a brief media availability after the meeting, during which Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.; Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace; and Andre Navarri, President, Bombardier Transportation, will meet media representatives in the hotel's Salon Alfred-Rouleau C, on Level 4. The annual meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet at the following address: www.bombardier.com A conference call intended for investors and financial analysts will be held the same day at 3:00 p.m. Laurent Beaudoin, Pierre Beaudoin, Andre Navarri and Pierre Alary, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will review the Corporation's financial results for the first quarter ended April 30, 2007. A question period intended for media will take place at the end of this same conference call. To participate in this question period, media representatives must simply identify themselves as such when they register for the call. This conference call will also be broadcast live on the Internet at the following address: www.bombardier.com Media representatives wishing to listen in on the call will be able to do so by dialing one of the following conference call numbers: Integral version: 514-394-9321 or (without translation) 1 866 540-8119 (toll-free in North America) +800 2787-2790 (overseas calls) In English: 514-394-9319 or 1 866 240-8935 (toll-free in North America) +800 2492-4460 (overseas calls) In French: 514-394-9317 or 1 888 791-1369 (toll-free in North America) +800 4994-8960 (overseas calls) Contacts: Bombardier Inc. Isabelle Rondeau Director, Communications +1-514-861-9481 Bombardier Inc. Shirley Chenier Senior Director, Investor Relations +1-514-861-9481 www.bombardier.com


 

STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE on 28 May 2007 Evox Rifa Group Oyj has today received the following notification: KEMET ELECTRONICS CORPORATION NOTIFICATION 28 MAY 2007: TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF EVOX RIFA GROUP OYJ REDEMTION CLAIM FOR THE MINORITY SHARE PURSUANT TO THE FINNISH COMPANIES ACT KEMET Electronics Corporation ("KEMET") has gained title to 165,176,607 shares of Evox Rifa Group Oyj ("Evox"), corresponding to approximately 92.7 per cent of all the shares and votes in Evox. KEMET has gained ownership to said Evox shares by virtue of a voluntary public tender offer, in which the consideration offered has been EUR 0.12 per share. As a consequence of KEMET's holding exceeding nine tenths (9/10) of all the shares and votes in Evox, KEMET has the right, based on Chapter 18, Section 1 of the Companies Act, to redeem the shares held by other Evox shareholders. KEMET has notified the Board of Directors of Evox of its redemption right and claim by letter dated 24 April 2007. Information regarding the redemption right has been registered with the Finnish Trade Register on 2 May 2007. APPOINTMENT OF ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL AND COMMENCING REDEMPTION PROCEEDINGS In its application dated 25 April 2007 KEMET has requested that the Redemption Committee of the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland appoint an arbitral tribunal comprised of a sole arbitrator and commence arbitral proceedings in the matter relating to the redemption of minority shares. The application and a letter from the Redemption Committee regarding the application will be posted separately to all known shareholders. KEMET asks the arbitral tribunal to be appointed to confirm that the price offered and paid under the voluntary public tender offer, EUR 0.12 per share, constitutes the redemption price also under the Companies Act. TRUSTEE The Redemption Committee of the Central Chamber of Commerce has on the basis of KEMET's application requested the District Court of Helsinki to appoint a trustee for the arbitral proceedings to supervise the interests of the minority shareholders of Evox during the redemption proceedings. According to the Companies Act the trustee has the right and obligation to present supportive facts and evidence on behalf of the minority shareholders in the arbitral proceedings. The District Court of Helsinki in its decision dated 23 May 2007 (Case nr 07/13833) has appointed CPA Rabbe Nevalainen as the trustee. The contact details of the trustee are as follows: CPA Rabbe Nevalainen Ernst & Young Oy Elielinaukio 5 B 00100 Helsinki Tel. +358(0)9 172 771 Fax. +358(0)9 1727 7701 E-mail: rabbe.nevalainen@fi.ey.com In Helsinki this 28 day of May 2007 KEMET Electronics Corporation Petri Taivalkoski Attorney-at-law, Helsinki Evox Rifa Group Oyj Kirk D. Shockley Managing Director DISTRIBUTION Helsinki Stock Exchange Central media


 

Telecommunications technology will in the coming years have a profound impact on many societies in Africa, contributing largely to the economic growth and wealth of millions of people on the continent. This development, and issues related to the regulatory environment supporting the foreseen growth, will be the major themes of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation's (CTO) European-African Telecommunications Roundtable in Helsinki and Bonn, a meeting that will bring together leading decision makers from Africa, Europe and the telecoms industry. Espoo, Finland - The CTO meeting will assemble high-level telecommunications officials from the organisation's African member countries, with participants representing communications ministries and regulators from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Officials from Finnish and German government and industry will also take part. The roundtable is built around themes including the telecommunications ecosystem: the socio-economic impact of information and communication technology (ICT) and telecommunications, case studies from countries including Finland, and how similar development can be encouraged in New Growth Markets; and Europe-Africa cooperation, including European ICT initiatives in Africa and project financing. Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia are playing a key role in the meeting, contributing speakers and engaging in the dialogue that aims to increase understanding between the two continents, initiate concrete projects and lay the foundation for future discussions. "While people around the world share the universal desire to connect with others, Nokia has dedicated itself to develop an unparalleled insight into the specific needs and aspirations of individuals in emerging markets. Less than a month ago, Nokia launched seven new phones based on this in-depth understanding, which are not only designed to be accessible to these consumers, but to also help spark development within the communities that they live and work," said Veli Sundback, executive vice president of corporate relations and responsibility for Nokia. "By 2015 we expect five billion people will be connected by wire and wirelessly from one end of the planet to the other, and the clear majority of these people will come from new growth markets in Asia and Africa. We are committed to connecting the world, and this event is an excellent opportunity to engage key stakeholders to help make this vision a reality," said Lauri Kivinen, head of corporate affairs, Nokia Siemens Networks. The CTO European/African Telecommunications Roundtable will run from May 28-31 in Helsinki, and then continues until June 1 in Bonn. About Nokia Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks. About Nokia Siemens Networks Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. The combined pro-forma net sales of ¤17.1 billion in fiscal year 2006 make Nokia Siemens Networks one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies. Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in some 150 countries and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It combines Nokia's Networks Business Group and the carrier related businesses of Siemens Communications. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com About the CTO The work of the CTO goes back to its creation in 1901. It is an international development partnership between Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, business and civil society organisations. It provides the international community with effective means to help bridge the digital divide and achieve social and economic development, by delivering to developing countries unique knowledge-sharing programmes in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the specific areas of telecommunications, IT, broadcasting and the Internet. www.cto.int Media Enquiries: CTO Toby Davies Tel. +44 (0) 208 834 1578 Email: t.davies@cto.int Nokia Communications Tel. +358 7180 34900 Email: press.office@nokia.com Nokia Siemens Networks Media relations Tel. +358 7180 31451 Email: mediarelations@nsn.com www.nokia.com --- End of Message --- NOKIA P.O. Box 226<br>FIN-00045 NOKIA GROUP Espoo WKN: 870737; ISIN: FI0009000681; Index: DJ STOXX Large 200, DJ STOXX 50; Listed: Nordic list (Large Cap) in THE HELSINKI STOCK EXCHANGE;


 

SOLTEQ PLC STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 28.5.2007 As a result of a share transaction concluded today, May 28, 2007, the voting rights and share capital of Solteq Plc under the management of Profiz Business Solution Oyj now total five percent (5%). In accordance with the Chapter 2, Section 9 of Securities Markets Act, Company has received following information: 1. Name of the company: Solteq Plc, Business ID 0490484-0 2. The share transaction date May 28, 2007 3. Exact proportion of voting rights and share capital of the company Profiz Business Solution has ownership of 602.040 Solteq shares, which represents five percent (5%) proportion of share capital and voting rights. Solteq Plc's number of shares and votes is 12.038.229. Solteq Plc has a single share series. 4. Shareholder's complete name Profiz Business Solution Oyj, trade register number 509.159, Business ID 0830732-2. SOLTEQ PLC For further information, please contact: Antti Kärkkäinen, CFO Tel +358 20 1444 393 or +358 40 8444 393, e-mail antti.karkkainen@solteq.com Distribution: Helsinki Stock Exchange Key media


 

Establishment of a joint research facility at the Tsinghua campus in Beijing will drive technology development 'for Asia and the world' Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Tsinghua University, China, today announced the establishment of a research framework and a facility dedicated to long term joint research programs. This agreement is the first of its kind in Asia for Nokia Research Center (NRC), which has established similar arrangements with several world-class universities in the US, UK and Finland in recent months. Tsinghua's professors and students will collaborate with NRC researchers on a wide range of topics; some global, others focused specifically on Asia. The research framework establishes the principle and practice that Nokia and Tsinghua will follow in pursuing joint research projects over time and sets the direction and overall topics for research. Commenting on the agreement, Professor Zhisheng Niu, Vice Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology at Tsinghua, said: "In some ways, the future of mobile technology is the future of all technology in China. The country has set itself the goal of developing indigenous innovation and, with four times as many mobile subscribers as internet users, the opportunities within mobile technology are clear. In addition, a world-class communications network is essential to breakthroughs in all areas of science and technology research, rendering mobile technology doubly important. With this announcement, therefore, Nokia is not only promoting research in its own fields, it is actively facilitating and supporting an entire culture of innovation." The research will initially focus on a handful of areas, including wireless and Internet for Asia, interaction solutions for Asia, Mechanics & Hardware for Multimedia communications devices and mobile internet-based services. The collaboration will be substantial from the outset, with around 20 Nokia researchers working alongside 30 professors and associates and up to 50 students from Tsinghua. Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Bob Iannucci, Nokia Senior Vice President and Head of NRC, said: "This new agreement gives us an opportunity to partner with an acknowledged leader in information technology and engineering. The establishment of NRC's first joint research facility in Asia further reinforces the commitment to our open innovation model - which has served us and our collaborators well in the US and Europe over the last eighteen months. We anticipate that our collaboration with Tsinghua University will contribute significantly both to the advancement of the state of the art in mobility and to technologies with a specific relevance to Asia." With over 480 million mobile subscribers in China, interest in mobile technologies in the country is high. But the attraction of Tsinghua as a research partner for Nokia goes beyond this statistic. Seppo Pienimaa, who is heading NRC's contribution to the research facility, commented: "China's universities have excellent facilities both for teaching and research in science and technology. With the increasing number of engineering graduates every year, the pool of talented and enthusiastic thinkers is large. NRC is excited by the possibilities for collaboration that this opens up: we expect that sharing our ideas across borders, oceans, cultures and life experiences will help develop completely new areas of creativity and enable us both to pose - and to answer - the most challenging questions." About Tsinghua University Tsinghua University, which was established in 1911, is one of the most famous comprehensive universities in China. Currently, the university consists of 54 departments distributed in 13 schools, including the schools of sciences, architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, information science and technology, humanities and social sciences, economics and management, law, arts and design, public policy and management, medical, and applied technology. With a splendid legacy accumulated over the past 90 years, Tsinghua has retained its character and charm while promoting rigorous scholarship research, ensuring academic and educational prestige in China and abroad. The university presently has over 7,100 faculty and staff, with over 900 full professors and 1,200 associate professors, including 24 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 24 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. In addition, Tsinghua has over 20,000 students, including 12,000 undergraduates, 6,200 master's degrees candidates and 2,800 doctoral candidates. With strong support from the nation and in the face of unprecedented opportunities, Tsinghua University is poised to become a world-class university in the 21st century. With the inspiring motto "Self-discipline and Social Commitment," Tsinghua is dedicated to the well being of Chinese society. About Nokia Research Center Nokia Research Center (NRC) looks beyond Nokia's existing businesses and product development to challenge current strategies and to stimulate renewal in the company's direction. Working closely with all Nokia business groups and Technology Platforms, NRC's research explores new frontiers in digital services, physical-digital connections, human interaction, data and content technologies, device architecture, and access and connectivity. NRC promotes open innovation by working on research projects in collaboration with universities and research institutes around the world. Nokia Research Center employs around 800 people based in Finland, USA, China, Germany, Japan and the UK. For more information on Nokia Research Center, see our website: http://research.nokia.com About Nokia Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks. Media Enquiries: Nokia Technology Communications Tel. +358 50 4867 374 Nokia Communications Tel. +358 7180 34900 E-mail: press.office@nokia.com www.nokia.com --- End of Message --- NOKIA P.O. Box 226<br>FIN-00045 NOKIA GROUP Espoo WKN: 870737; ISIN: FI0009000681; Index: DJ STOXX Large 200, DJ STOXX 50; Listed: Nordic list (Large Cap) in THE HELSINKI STOCK EXCHANGE;


 

Cargotec Corporation, Press Release, May 28, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Finnish time Cargotec's MacGREGOR business area providing marine cargo handling solutions has received an order from the Polish-Chinese shipowner Chipolbrok for four ship board twin cranes. The ship board twin cranes will be delivered during 2007-2008 for four Chipolbrok vessels built in 1990s for upgrading their cargo handling ability. The value of the order is approximately EUR 8 million. Chipolbrok is one of the leading operators of general cargo ships between Asia and US as well as Europe. MacGREGOR agreed in 2006 to deliver three similar ship board twin cranes to Chipolbrok. The now ordered four ship board twin cranes will be manufactured at MacGREGOR's long-term partner plant Nanjing Lüzhou Machine Works in China. Two ship board cranes can hoist a load simultaneously or separately. The hoisting capacity of a twin crane is 150 tonnes at 20 meters and 90 tonnes at 28 meters. Sender: Cargotec Corporation Kari Heinistö Senior Executive Vice President and CFO Eeva Mäkelä SVP, Investor Relations and Communications For further information, please contact: Kenneth Mellin, Sales Manager, Crane Division, MacGREGOR (SWE) AB, +46 660 294 176 Eeva Mäkelä, SVP, Investor Relations and Communications, tel. +358 204 55 4281 Cargotec is the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions whose products are used in the different stages of material flow in ships, ports, terminals, distribution centers and local transportation. Cargotec Corporation's brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGREGOR, are market leaders in their fields and well-known among customers all over the world. Cargotec's net sales are EUR 2.7 billion. The company employs approximately 9,000 people and operates in close to 160 countries. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. www.cargotec.com


 

For more information: Eero Auranne, President Process Division +46-(-)070-320 09 53 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46-(0)70-657 20 26 ÅF has been chosen as main engineer and project manager for a new peat fired power plant - Keljonlahti project. ÅF, through its Finnish units, has been awarded a main engineer and project management contact for a new peat and biofuel power plant by Jyväskylän Voima. The contract value for ÅF amounts to over 8 million euros. This new 209 MWe cogeneration power plant will be commissioned in 2010. The municipal energy company in Jyväskylä has been preparing the project for several years. Environmental impact assessment and pre-engineering were finalised in 2005. The power plant will be implemented as a Joint Venture: the majority is held by Jyväskylä municipal energy company and other partners are local Finnish energy companies. Main fuels will be peat and wood based biofuels. ÅF is today the leading engineering consultant for biomass fired power plants in Northern Europe. "This new consulting contract won by ÅF is the largest ever for ÅF's Finnish units", says Mr Eero Auranne, President Process Division. "We are experiencing a continuous boom, unheard of, in the power plant sector in all countries. ÅF has won this year already four similar bio fuel power plant engineering contracts and the demand in the segment is still increasing, continues Auranne. The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in certified third-party testing and inspection work. Today the ÅF Group has 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.


 

Availability of Affordable Devices and Services Makes CDMA2000 the Technology of Choice for Emerging Markets JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 28, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Today, at a CEO Roundtable and Executive Briefing with all six CDMA2000(r) operators in Indonesia in attendance, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) announced that the total number of 3G CDMA2000 subscribers in Indonesia has surpassed the 10 million mark. With only 36% of the 66,778 villages in Indonesia using some form of telecommunications services, the potential growth rate of CDMA2000 subscribers is expected to be a staggering 64% CAGR. This growth is fueled by superior voice quality, high-speed broadband access, lower network total cost of ownership, and the growing availability and affordability of devices and services -- making CDMA2000 the technology of choice in this emerging market. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Country Operator Network --------------------------------------------------------------------- Indonesia Bakrie Telecom 1X (Commercial) EV-DO (Commercial) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Indonesia INDOSAT 1X (Commercial) EV-DO Rel 0 (Commercial) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Indonesia Mobile-8 Telecom 1X (Commercial) EV-DO Rel 0 (Commercial) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Indonesia Sampoerna Telekomunikasi 1X (Commercial) Indonesia --------------------------------------------------------------------- Indonesia Smart Telecom (previously 1X (To Launch) Sinar Mas Group, Indoprima Mikroselindo) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Indonesia TELKOM Indonesia 1X (Commercial) --------------------------------------------------------------------- "The CDG is pleased to see the rapid growth of CDMA2000 in Indonesia," said James Person, chief operating officer of the CDG. "In a market where only one in four people have access to a phone, CDMA2000 has proven to be the technology of choice to deliver telephone, Internet access, television, and broadband data services. Unlike previous 2G technologies, the favorable network economics, entry-level handset availability and maturity of 3G CDMA2000 makes it feasible for operators around the world to make a profit while offering extremely competitive tariffs." With cost reduction initiatives, such as the CDG's Global Handset Requirements for CDMA (GHRC), CDMA Certification Forum (CCF) and carrier-led device aggregation efforts, the CDMA industry has sustained and accelerated its lead in the delivery of 3G handsets to provide affordable access to telephony, Internet and popular value-added services and applications. The availability of low cost handsets and affordable Internet access tariffs has helped increase the penetration of telephone and Internet services within the region. CDMA2000 operators in the region are able to provide subscribers with services such as television, music, distance learning, remote medicine and e-government via CDMA handsets. Since deploying CDMA2000 1xEV-DO services last year, Bakrie Telecom, Mobile-8 and INDOSAT are currently leading the way in the introduction of high-speed broadband data services in Indonesia. For example, in October 2006, using CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology, Mobile-8 launched the first mobile television service in the country, called TV Mobi, by which subscribers are able to watch television shows from their mobile phones. These types of 3G services will continue to be enhanced with the deployment of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A, a technology, which requires a simple software upgrade to existing 1xEV-DO networks to deploy, will enable service providers to deliver carrier-grade VoIP, push-to-talk, email with large attachments (both directions), webcam monitoring, TV broadcasts and countless other next-generation broadband services. CDMA2000 has proven to be the best solution for serving the diverse needs of affluent subscribers in the densely populated urban areas of Indonesia, as well as the basic needs of those users with limited purchasing power in the sparsely populated rural areas of the country. About CDMA2000 CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 215 operators in 95 countries, including 70 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, serving more than 325 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne(tm) subscribers, there are more than 375 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for cdmaOne, TDMA, analog and greenfield operators, and is deployed in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. More than 1,700 CDMA2000 devices from over 92 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 440 1xEV-DO and 26 Rev. A devices. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org. About CDG The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 130 member companies of the CDG include many of the world's largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org. The CDG logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2911 Note to editors cdmaOne is a registered trademark of the CDMA Development Group. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA). CONTACT: CDG News Bureau Ricca Silverio +1-714-540-1030 CDG@bockpr.com


 

Theodore C. Chappell takes over from Lothar Birkenfeld Herford/New Jersey, 21 May 2007 - American-born Theodore C. Chappell (45) is to be the new CEO of the marketing company Poggenpohl USA Inc., the subsidiary of Poggenpohl Möbelwerke in Herford, East Westphalia. He is taking over from Lothar Birkenfeld (65), who is widely regarded as the pioneer in the marketing of European kitchen design in the USA. Since 1996 Lothar Birkenfeld has helped Poggenpohl USA to achieve consistently positive sales figures that have seen the company out of the red and into a highly profitable brand, and it is thanks to him that the USA is now Poggenpohl's strongest export market. Poggenpohl kitchens have been marketed in the United States for 30 years and, according to "Architectural Digest", the luxury brand became the No. 1 European importer there under Birkenfeld. Birkenfeld has just been inducted as a new member of the Hall of Fame of the American National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, one of the industry's highest national accolades. Before joining Poggenpohl he spent 25 years successfully marketing kitchens by the German rival Allmilmö. Birkenfeld opened nine showrooms for Poggenpohl in the USA, and today he has a workforce of 70 under him. The 65-year-old will continue to work in acquisitions and processing in the American contract business for Poggenpohl in the future. Theodore C. Chappell, graduate of Harvard University in Cambridge/Mass., started out as sales manager for Lutron Electronics Company - the world's leading manufacturer of innovative lighting control systems for living areas and commercial use - in Dallas, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur. From 1999 onwards, in his subsequent position as managing director of Erco Lighting Inc., New Jersey, a subsidiary of the leading German lighting manufacturer Erco GmbH in Lüdenscheid, he has made contacts with many architects, and gained tremendous skill and expertise in contract business. Text and photo download: www.poggenpohl.de Further information: Elmar Duffner, Management Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH, Herford, Germany, Tel.: ++49 (0)5221 381 213 or ++49 (0)171 7658 360, elmar.duffner@poggenpohl.de, www.poggenpohl.de


 

Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) is adopting IFRS for its reporting of the group's quarterly and annual accounts. As of the first quarter of 2007 all accounts will be reported in accordance with IFRS. All listed EU and EEA companies are required to adopt IFRS, normally by 2005. Statoil was granted a postponement until 2007 because the company has reported its primary accounts in accordance with other international accounting standards relating to a listing in a country outside the European Union. After its flotation on the stock exchanges in Oslo and New York in June 2001, Statoil has used the American generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP). The results for 1Q 2007 will be the company's first reporting in accordance with IFRS. These results, and the annual results for 2007, will contain comparable accounting information for 2006. An account of the transition from US GAAP to IFRS is given in an attachment. Contacts: Investor relations: Lars Troen Sørensen, senior vice president for IR: + 47 90 64 91 44 (mobile), +47 51 99 77 90 (office) Geir Bjørnstad, vice president, US investor relations: +1 203 978 69 50 Media: Ola Morten Aanestad, vice president for media relations: + 47 48 08 02 12 (mobile), +47 51 99 13 77 (office)


 

Transactions in Adecco securities by Directors and Senior Management 1. Details of the Liable Person 1.1 Family Name Scheiff 1.2 Forename Dieter 1.3 Street Adecco management & consulting SA, Sägereistrasse 10 1.4 Postcode / City / Country CH-8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland 1.5 Function CEO 1.6 This transaction has been n.a. executed not by the liable person, but by or on behalf of a person closely associated with the liable person. 2. Details of the product acquired / sold 2.1 Type of transaction sold 2.2 Type of security Adecco shares 2.3 Key conditions attached to unlisted conversion and purchase rights and financial instruments (e.g. exercise price, exercise period, duration, american/european style, etc.) 2.4 Number of units traded 27'121 2.5 Price paid / received 2'418'867.35 CHF 2.6 Date of trade and place 23.05.2007 ("relevant binding transaction") 2.7 Reason for transaction (optional) 25 May 2007 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Transactions in Adecco securities by Directors and Senior Management 1. Details of the Liable Person 1.1 Family Name de Daniel 1.2 Forename Dominik 1.3 Street Adecco management & consulting SA, Sägereistrasse 10 1.4 Postcode / City / Country CH-8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland 1.5 Function CFO 1.6 This transaction has been n.a. executed not by the liable person, but by or on behalf of a person closely associated with the liable person. 2. Details of the product acquired / sold 2.1 Type of transaction acquired 2.2 Type of security Adecco shares 2.3 Key conditions attached to unlisted conversion and purchase rights and financial instruments (e.g. exercise price, exercise period, duration, american/european style, etc.) 2.4 Number of units traded 53.956 2.5 Price paid / received 4'872'226.80 CHF 2.6 Date of trade and place 21.05.2007 ("relevant binding transaction") 2.7 Reason for transaction (optional) 25 May 2007 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Following the announcement made on 1 March 2007, Fortis is pleased to announce that it has finalised the acquisition of 50.45% of Pacific Century Insurance from its majority shareholder, PCI Regional Developments Ltd, and others for a total consideration of HKD 3.5 billion (EUR 341 million). Dennis Ziengs, CEO Fortis Insurance Asia: "During the last six years, Fortis has developed a solid insurance presence in Asia through its partnerships in China, Malaysia, Thailand, and most recently India. All this will be further strengthened by PCI becoming part of Fortis. We see PCI as a strong platform for Fortis to become a leading player in the Hong Kong insurance market and to build upon the model we have developed in those partnerships. We warmly welcome our 300 new colleagues and 2,000 new agents to the Fortis family." A Mandatory General Offer ("MGO") to acquire the remaining shares and options of PCI was launched on 21 May and will be closed on 11 June 2007. About Fortis Fortis is an international financial services provider engaged in banking and insurance. We offer our personal, business and institutional customers a comprehensive package of products and services through our own channels, in collaboration with intermediaries and through other distribution partners. With a market capitalisation of EUR 43.2 billion (30/04/2007), Fortis ranks among the twenty largest financial institutions in Europe. Our sound solvency position, our presence in 50 countries and our dedicated, professional workforce of 60,000 enable us to combine global strength with local flexibility and provide our clients with optimum support. More information is available at www.fortis.com. Press Contacts: Brussels: +32 2 565 35 84 Utrecht: +31 30 226 32 19 Hong Kong +852 2823 0816 Investor Relations: Brussels: +32 2 510 53 91 Utrecht: +31 30 226 32 20


 

Adecco S.A. Chéserex - Pursuant to art. 15 and 17 of the Stock Exchange Ordinance-FBC, Adecco S.A. has received the following notification: DWS Investments (Spain) no longer part of a group consisting of Deutsche Bank AG, Taunusanlage 12, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and its subsidiaries. Number and type of shares held by the group: 2'092'345 Registered Shares: 1.108% 4'369'750 Call Options (Long Calls, Cov. Warrants) 2.314% 47'012'829 Put Options (Short Puts): 24.901% Changes in the composition of the group Change in group membership: DWS Investments Italy SGR S.p.A., Via M. Gioia n.8, I-20124 Milano not part of the group anymore For further information please refer to the attached PDF document. Contact: Investor Relations: Tel: +41 44 878 89 25 E-Mail: investor.relations@adecco.com --- End of Message --- Adecco SA Sagereistrasse 10 Glattbrugg Switzerland WKN: 922031; ISIN: CH0012138605; Index: SLCI, SMI, SPI, SMIEXP; Listed: Main Market in SWX Swiss Exchange;


 

Póst- og fjarskiptastofnun hefur úthlutað Nordisk Mobil Ísland ehf. tíðniheimild fyrir langdrægt, stafrænt farsímakerfi á 450 MHz tíðnisviðinu sem þjóna skal öllu landinu og miðunum. Tilboð NMÍ var eina tilboðið sem barst og hefur PFS yfirfarið það og sannreynt að það uppfyllir öll skilyrði í útboðslýsingu.


 

` FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of person dealing (Note 1) | DEEPHAVEN CAPITAL | | | MANAGEMENT LLC | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Company dealt in | Datamonitor Plc | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | 10p Ordinary | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2) | | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Date of dealing | 24 May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE (a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | Long | Short | | | | | |-------------------------------+--------------------+--------------| | | Number | (%) | Number | (%) | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (1) Relevant securities | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (2) Derivatives (other than | 1,550,000 | 2.1485 | | | | options) | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (3) Options and agreements to | | | | | | purchase/sell | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | Total | 1,550,000 | 2.1485 | | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Class of relevant security: | Long | Short | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------------+--------------| | | Number | (%) | Number | (%) | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (1) Relevant securities | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (2) Derivatives (other than | | | | | | options) | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (3) Options and agreements to | | | | | | purchase/sell | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | Total | | | | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3) +---------------------------------------+ | Class of relevant security: | Details | | | | |-----------------------------+---------| | | | +---------------------------------------+ 3. DEALINGS (Note 4) (a) Purchases and sales +----------------------------------------------------------------+ | Purchase/sale | Number of securities | Price per unit (Note 5) | | | | | |---------------+----------------------+-------------------------| | | | | +----------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product | Long/short | Number of securities | Price per | | name, | (Note 6) | (Note 7) | unit (Note 5) | | e.g. CFD | | | | |----------+------------+---------------------------+---------------| | | | | | | CFD | LONG | 250,000 | 663.6600 | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of |Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option money | |name, |selling, |securities to which|price |American, |date |paid/received | |e.g. call|purchasing, |the option relates | |European | |per unit (Note| |option |varying etc.|(Note 7) | |etc. | |5) | | | | | | | | | |---------+------------+-------------------+--------+----------+------+--------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit (Note 5) | | | | | |--------------------+----------------------+-----------------------| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Nature of transaction | Details | Price per unit (if applicable) | | (Note 8) | | (Note 5) | | | | | |-----------------------+---------+---------------------------------| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 4. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding | | between the person disclosing and any other person relating to | | the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option | | referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or | | future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to | | which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If | | none, this should be stated. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 25th May 2007 | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | Contact name | James Feast | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | Telephone number | 0207 469 1901 | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with | | | which connected | | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | If a connected EFM, state nature of connection | | | (Note 10) | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Frontline's First Quarter 2007 results will be released on Wednesday May 30, 2007. In connection with this a presentation and a teleconference / webcast will be held as described below: 1. Presentation A presentation of Frontline's First Quarter 2007 will take place in Oslo at Haakon VII's gt. 1 (Storesalen in Shippingklubben on top floor) on Wednesday May 30 2007 at 08:30 A.M. If you wish to attend please confirm to our Reception at +47 23 11 40 00. 2. Teleconference and Webcast A conference call will be held at 03:00 P.M. CET (Norwegian time) on Wednesday May 30, 2007. The presentation will be available to download from the Investor Relations section at www.frontline.bm (go to "Presentations") from Wednesday morning. To listen you may do one of the following: a. Webcast Go to the Investor Relations section at www.frontline.bm and click on the link to "Webcast". To listen to the conference call from the web, you need to have installed Windows Media Player, and you need to have a sound card on your computer. b. Teleconference PARTICIPANTS DIAL IN TELEPHONE NUMBERS Country Number Norway Free Call 800 193 95 International Dial In +44 (0) 1452 552 510 UK Fee Call 0800 694 2370 USA Free Call 1866 966 9444 Participants will be asked for their full name & Conference ID. The Conference ID is 1604891. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Information on how to ask questions will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session. Please download the presentation material from www.frontline.bm to view it while listening to the conference. ENCORE DETAILS Encore Replay Access Number: 1604891# International Dial In +44 (0) 1452 55 00 00 UK Free Call Dial In 0800 953 1533 UK Local Call Dial In 0845 245 5205 USA Free Call Dial In 1866 247 4222 Encore Replay will be available for 7 days. Best regards Cathrine Fosse


 

Interim results Video interviews available now on www.cantos.com with Ralph Findlay, CEO, and Paul Inglett, FD, Marston's (MARS.L) * Results * Acquisitions and consolidation * Trading divisions * Smoking ban * Outlook * Financial highlights * Rebranding and marketing * Balance sheet * Real Estate Investment Trusts This programming is available in video, audio and transcript. It's free to view. All you need to do is register at www.cantos.com Cantos.com is an online financial website where top management of companies address the critical issues facing their businesses. If you would like to contact us, please email enquiries@cantos.com.


 

Royal DSM N.V. has repurchased 1,073,003 of its own shares in the period from 17 May 2007 up to and including 23 May 2007 at an average price of EUR 36.52. This is in accordance with the second phase of the share buyback program announced on 27 April 2007. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 39.2 million. The total number of shares repurchased under the second phase of this program to date is 2,820,041 shares for a total consideration of EUR 100.1 million. DSM DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company develops, produces and sells innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end-markets and applications, such as human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings and paint, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. The key drivers of this strategy are market-driven growth and innovation plus an increased presence in emerging economies. The group has annual sales of over ¤8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. More information about DSM can be found at www.dsm.com. For more information: DSM Corporate Communications DSM Investor Relations Elvira Luykx Dries Ausems tel. +31 (0) 45 tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864 5782035 fax +31 (0) 45 5782595 fax +31 (0) 45 e-mail 5740680 investor.relations@dsm.com e-mail media.relations@dsm.com


 

The Leading Innovators in the Exchange Industry to Create the World's Premier Exchange and Technology Company Combination Recommended by both OMX and NASDAQ Boards and Supported by Key OMX and NASDAQ Shareholders Not For Release, Distribution or Publication Into or in Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa Part I - Summary Joint Press Release, 25 May, 2007 The boards of directors of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. ("NASDAQ") and OMX AB (publ) ("OMX") jointly announce that they have entered into an agreement (the "Transaction Agreement") to combine the two companies (the "Combination" or the "Transaction"), creating the world's premier exchange and technology company. The Combination will create the largest global network of exchanges and exchange customers linked by technology. The Combination will provide significant benefits for customers, shareholders and other stakeholders in both companies. The new group, to be called The NASDAQ OMX Group (the "Combined Group"), brings together two companies with a common culture and vision of innovation, competitiveness and pioneering technological expertise. NASDAQ OMX Group combines two highly complementary businesses, uniting NASDAQ's leading global brand, highly efficient electronic trading platform and track record of customer focused innovation with OMX's global technology services platform and customer base, efficient Nordic Exchange, derivatives capabilities and track record of successful cross-border exchange integrations. The Combination will be effected through a cash and stock tender offer (the "Offer") by NASDAQ for all outstanding shares in OMX. The consideration offered is equivalent to 0.502 new NASDAQ shares plus SEK94.3 in cash for each OMX share. Based on NASDAQ's closing price on 23 May, 2007, the Offer values OMX at SEK208.1 per share(1), equivalent to SEK25.1 billion ($3.7 billion) and represents a premium of 19 percent to the closing price of SEK174.5 per OMX share on 23 May, 2007, the last full trading day prior to the announcement of the Offer and a premium of 25 percent to the volume weighted average price of SEK165.9 per OMX share over the 20 trading days up to and including 23 May, 2007. Robert Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ, commented: "The future of exchanges is about technology, flexibility and scale. NASDAQ and OMX together deliver all of these benefits. Our technology leadership and track record in linking trading platforms means we will offer issuers and investors unique benefits which were not available in one company until now. This combination provides our organizations with the ability to grow and accelerate the global flow of equity capital. At the same time, it provides us with an excellent platform for further expansion into derivatives and other asset classes. Our organizations bring together very complementary businesses, and we see many new opportunities for growth in an era of unprecedented change and development for exchanges." Magnus Bocker, Chief Executive Officer of OMX, commented: "This combination creates a new leader in the exchange industry. By utilizing the combined entities' joint expertise and competencies we will create an outstanding platform for future growth. Issuers, members, information vendors and investors on both NASDAQ and OMX Nordic Exchange will all benefit from its new global context. The combination also provides benefits for OMX's global technology customer base, as it enables an increased focus on research and product development in the most important and fastest growing areas of the exchange technology market." H. Furlong Baldwin, Chairman of NASDAQ, commented: "We are each coming at this combination from a position of strength. At NASDAQ, we are privileged to be partnering with such a reputable institution as the OMX." Urban Backstrom, Chairman of OMX, commented: "For OMX, as a company that has always been known for its innovative and ground-breaking approach within the exchange industry, this is the natural next step. This will also strengthen the Nordic region as a financial center." The Combined Group will have 2,349 employees in 22 countries with pro forma revenues for the financial year 2006 of more than $1.2 billion (SEK8.3 billion). The relative values of the companies under the terms of the Offer and based on NASDAQ's closing share price as of 23 May, 2007 are 58 percent NASDAQ and 42 percent OMX. The pro forma market capitalization of The NASDAQ OMX Group will be approximately $7.1 billion (SEK48.6 billion)(2), of which NASDAQ shareholders will own approximately 72 percent and OMX shareholders will hold approximately 28 percent as a result of the cash component of the Offer.(3) The Combined Group will be governed by representatives from both NASDAQ and OMX under the leadership of Robert Greifeld, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer and Magnus Bocker, who will serve as President. The board of directors of the Combined Group will consist of 15 members, including nine representatives from NASDAQ, five representatives from OMX and the Chief Executive Officer of the Combined Group. The NASDAQ OMX share will be listed on NASDAQ and on OMX Nordic Exchange. The Combination is unanimously recommended by the boards of directors of each of OMX and NASDAQ. Investor AB, Nordea Bank AB and Magnus Bocker, together representing approximately 16.6 percent of OMX's current issued ordinary share capital, have entered into irrevocable undertakings to accept the Offer and, if a mix and match facility is included in the Offer, depending on the structure and the terms of the facility, they will elect to receive all shares, subject to proration. Olof Stenhammar & Company, representing approximately 1.6 percent of OMX's current issued ordinary share capital, has expressed its support for the Combination and its intention to become a long term shareholder in the Combined Group. In addition, Hellman & Friedman, Silver Lake Partners, and Robert Greifeld have each agreed to vote their shares in favor of certain matters related to the Offer at the related NASDAQ shareholders' meeting, subject to the terms of NASDAQ's certificate of incorporation. The Combination will create: * PREMIER GLOBAL EXCHANGE COMPANY: NASDAQ is the premier US equities exchange, handling more shares and listing more companies than any other US exchange. NASDAQ's open and innovative market platform is the first choice for issuers as well as investors. OMX Nordic Exchange is a highly integrated, efficient equities and derivatives market for leading European companies. Together, the NASDAQ and OMX exchanges will process an average daily volume of 7.4 million trades, representing a value of approximately $61 billion (SEK418 billion). The NASDAQ and OMX exchanges will have approximately 4,000 companies listed from 39 countries with an aggregate market capitalization of approximately $5.5 trillion (SEK37.6 trillion); * WORLD EXCHANGE TECHNOLOGY LEADER: OMX has been a pioneer in creating a truly integrated cross-border stock market. OMX also has created a world-renowned technology customer base of equity, debt, and derivatives exchanges with 60 clients in 50 countries worldwide, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and the US. NASDAQ pioneered electronic trading, and has continued to innovate over the last thirty years and now has the fastest, most efficient trading platform in the US. Together, the Combined Group will provide the technology for the world's increasingly competitive and demanding capital markets; * Increased visibility and access to the global investment marketplace for issuers: Issuers will be associated with an innovative, future-focused company with blue-chip peers in all industry sectors. Listed companies will have access to a broad base of investors and deep pools of liquidity; * A highly competitive derivatives market offering: OMX Nordic Exchange is Europe's third largest marketplace for trading and clearing equity-related derivatives. OMX's Nordic distribution network is extended through an international network of links to cooperating exchanges and clearinghouses. OMX's technology solutions are also being used by other leading derivatives exchanges around the world and will be a key asset in the Combined Group's opportunities to capture the high growth in derivatives trading globally; * Enhanced strategic opportunities: The Combined Group will be the partner of choice for future cooperation and consolidation opportunities and have increased financial and managerial resources. The combined entity will be well positioned to drive organic growth and to continue to take a proactive role in sector consolidation, in Europe, emerging markets, the Americas and Asia; and * Significant synergy potential: Both parties believe the Combination will create substantial value for shareholders, with total pre-tax annual synergies estimated at $150 million (SEK1,025 million). Of this amount, $100 million (SEK683 million) constitutes estimated cost synergies and $50 million (SEK342 million) estimated revenue synergies. Cost synergies will be realized through the rationalization of IT systems and data centres, rationalization of non-IT functions, and reduced capital and procurement expenditure. Revenue synergies will be achieved through the creation of deeper liquidity pools, increased cross-border trading, increased international listings, packaged data products and enhanced technology sales. The Combination is expected to create substantial value for shareholders and to be accretive to earnings per share in 2009. This summary should be read in conjunction with the text of the attached full announcement. A joint press and analyst conference regarding the Offer and Combination of NASDAQ and OMX will be held today at 10.00am CET at OMX Headquarters, Tullvaktsvagen 15, Stockholm. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can listen via: Sweden: +46(0)850520270 UK: +44(0)2088179301 US: +1 7183541226 The presentation will also be webcast and can be found on www.omxgroup.com and on www.nasdaq.com In addition NASDAQ and OMX will host a second conference call for the benefit of US based analysts and investors, to be held at 8.00am EDT: Title: NASDAQ Conference Call Domestic dial-in: 866-765-6327 International dial-in: +1 913-312-6621 And at 9.00am EDT, there will be a press call: Title: NASDAQ Conference Call Domestic dial-in: 800 810-0924 International Q&A: +1 913 981-4900 A presentation on the Combination will be available today on NASDAQ's (www.nasdaq.com) and OMX's (www.omxgroup.com) websites. For further information please contact: OMX Contacts Jonas Rodny, Senior Communications Manager +46 8 405 72 67 jonas.rodny@omxgroup.com Heidi Wendt, Vice President, Corporate Communications +46 8 405 72 93 heidi.wendt@omxgroup.com NASDAQ Contacts Bethany Sherman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications +1 212 401 8714 +1 917 836 1724 bethany.sherman@nasdaq.com Vince Palmiere, Vice President, Investor Relations +1 212-401-8742 vincent.palmiere@nasdaq.com Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Information set forth in this filing contains forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. OMX and NASDAQ caution readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the Offer, the proposed business combination transaction involving NASDAQ and OMX, including estimated revenue and cost synergies, the Combined Group's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Additional risks and factors are identified in NASDAQ's filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including its Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2006 which is available on NASDAQ's website at http://www.NASDAQ.com and the SEC's website at SEC's website at www.sec.gov. and in OMX's filings with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen) (the "SFSA") including its annual report for 2006, which is available on OMX's website at http://www.omxgroup.com. The parties undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Notice to OMX shareholders While the Offer is being made to all holders of OMX shares, this document does not constitute an offer to purchase, sell or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, sell or exchange any securities of OMX or an offer to purchase, sell or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, sell or exchange any securities of NASDAQ in any jurisdiction in which the making of the Offer or the acceptance of any tender of shares therein would not be made in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. In particular, the Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. While NASDAQ reserves the right to make the Offer in or into the United Kingdom or any other jurisdiction pursuant to applicable exceptions or following appropriate filings and prospectus or equivalent document publication by NASDAQ in such jurisdictions, pending such filings or publications and in the absence of any such exception the Offer is not made in any such jurisdiction. Additional Information about this Transaction In connection with the proposed business combination transaction, OMX and NASDAQ expect that NASDAQ will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of NASDAQ that also constitutes a prospectus of NASDAQ. Investors and security holders are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus and any amendments and other applicable documents regarding the proposed business combination transaction if and when they become available because they will contain important information. You may obtain a free copy of those documents (if and when available) and other related documents filed by NASDAQ with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The proxy statement/prospectus (if and when it becomes available) and the other documents may also be obtained for free by accessing NASDAQ's website at http://www.nasdaq.com and OMX's website at http://www.omxgroup.com. NASDAQ and its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from NASDAQ stockholders in respect of the transactions described in this communication. You can find information about NASDAQ's executive officers and directors in NASDAQ's definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 20, 2007. You can obtain free copies of these documents and of the proxy statement prospectus (when it becomes available) from NASDAQ by accessing its website at http://www.nasdaq.com. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available. Part II - Full Announcement The boards of directors of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. and OMX AB (publ) hereby jointly announce that they have entered into a Transaction Agreement to combine the two companies, creating the world's premier exchange and technology company. The Combination will be effected through a cash and stock tender offer by NASDAQ for all outstanding shares in OMX. 1. Background to and Reasons for the Offer and the Combination between NASDAQ and OMX The exchange industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. These changes emanate from every aspect of our businesses, including an increasingly competitive environment, significant opportunities stemming from regulatory change, and the continued globalization of the investment industry. NASDAQ and OMX each have the strategic vision to be at the forefront of these changes, with a culture of innovation and flexibility, and the ambition to be an agile and global force in the rapidly growing and developing exchange industry. Each of NASDAQ and OMX is an innovator of electronic trading with technology as the foundation of their businesses. The Combination brings together two companies with a common culture and vision of innovation, competitiveness and pioneering technological expertise. The NASDAQ OMX Group combines two highly complementary businesses, uniting NASDAQ's leading global brand, highly efficient electronic trading platform and track record of customer focused innovation with OMX's global technology services platform and customer base, efficient Nordic Exchange, multi-asset class capabilities and track record of successful cross-border exchange integrations. NASDAQ and OMX have been drivers of competition in the exchange industry. NASDAQ has experienced 25 percent growth in matched trading volume across all US equities in the past year as regulatory developments have resulted in an increase in client demand for fast, efficient electronic trading. OMX has experienced 38 percent average annual growth in trading volumes in its cash markets business over the past three years, has substantially increased its market share in globally listed shares such as Nokia and Ericsson, and is providing technology platforms to new players in established markets. The Combination will leverage NASDAQ's and OMX's experiences to capitalize on new opportunities in the increasingly competitive exchange trading sector. The Combined Group is expected to be the partner of choice for future cooperation and consolidation opportunities with increased financial and managerial resources. The Combined Group will be well positioned to drive organic growth and to continue to take a proactive role in sector consolidation, in Europe, emerging markets, the Americas and Asia. OMX has been a pioneer in creating a truly integrated cross-border stock market. OMX has also created a world-renowned technology customer base of equities, debt, and derivatives exchanges with 60 clients in 50 countries worldwide, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and the US. NASDAQ pioneered electronic trading, and has continued to innovate over the last thirty years and now has the fastest, most efficient trading platform in the US. Together, we will provide the technology for the world's increasingly competitive and demanding capital markets. In addition, each company has a proven track record of participation in industry consolidation with successful integration of exchanges and trading platforms resulting in strong revenue and cost synergies. This compelling Combination forms: * The premier global exchange company: -- Together, NASDAQ and OMX will have an average daily trading volume of 7.4 million trades, representing a value of approximately $61 billion (SEK418 billion). NASDAQ and OMX will have approximately 4,000 listed companies from 39 countries with an aggregate market capitalization of approximately $5.5 trillion (SEK37.6 trillion); -- The Combined Group will have many of the world's largest companies listed on its marketplaces, with a leading market share of listings in the technology, software, telecommunication and pulp and paper industries worldwide. Issuers will be associated with an innovative, future-focused company with blue-chip peers in all industry sectors. Listed companies will have access to a broad base of investors and deep pools of liquidity; and -- The combined liquidity pools, advanced speed of execution and integrated cross-border trading capabilities will provide issuers with increased visibility and access to global equity capital. * The world-leading provider of exchange technology: -- OMX has been a pioneer in creating a truly integrated cross-border stock market. OMX also has created a world-renowned technology customer base of equity, debt and derivatives exchanges with 60 clients in 50 countries worldwide, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and the US. NASDAQ pioneered electronic trading, and has continued to innovate over the last thirty years and now has the fastest, most efficient trading platform in the US. Together, NASDAQ and OMX will provide the technology for the world's increasingly competitive and demanding capital markets; -- OMX's extensive experience and expertise in providing state-of-the-art exchange technology worldwide to a sophisticated and global customer base, matched with NASDAQ's technology excellence and global brand and advanced services and support for innovative growth companies provides a powerful opportunity to grow and enhance the combined technology business; and -- NASDAQ and OMX believe their focus on technology leadership and the combination of their expertise and brands will generate growth opportunities and additional sales of technology and related services globally. * A highly competitive derivatives market offering: -- The OMX Nordic Exchange is Europe's third largest marketplace for trading and clearing equity-related derivatives with an annual trading volume of approximately 140 million equity related derivatives contracts. OMX's Nordic distribution network is extended through an international network of links to cooperating exchanges and clearinghouses; and -- OMX's technology solutions are also being used by other leading derivatives exchanges around the world and will be a key asset in the combined group's opportunities to capture the high growth in derivatives trading globally. * Enhanced data business with richer content and improved, global distribution: -- The Combined Group will leverage the strength of each organization's distribution capabilities to broaden the customer base for NASDAQ's and OMX's existing data products and to provide enhanced data tailored with value-added services to market participants; -- Through NASDAQ's distribution network of over 250 data vendors and OMX's over 100 data vendors, the Combined Group will be able to enhance its global market transparency; and -- The market data generated by the Combined Group will lever its product expertise and develop innovative data products and combined indices incorporating global complementary NASDAQ and OMX stocks and derivatives. * Enhanced strategic opportunities: -- The Combined Group will be the partner of choice for future cooperation and consolidation opportunities with increased financial and managerial resources. The combined entity will be well positioned to drive organic growth and to continue to take a proactive role in sector consolidation, in Europe, emerging markets, the Americas and Asia; and -- Both NASDAQ and OMX will benefit from increased geographic, product and sectoral diversification and each will benefit from the other's strategic holdings in the industry. * Significant synergy potential: -- Both parties believe the Combination will create substantial value for shareholders, with total pre-tax annual synergies estimated at $150 million (SEK1,025 million). Of this amount, $100 million (SEK683 million) constitutes estimated cost synergies and $50 million (SEK342 million) estimated revenue synergies; -- Cost synergies will be realized through the rationalization of IT systems and data centres, rationalization of non-IT functions, and reduced capital and procurement expenditure; and -- Revenue synergies will be achieved through the creation of deeper liquidity pools, increased cross-border trading, increased international listings, packaged data products and enhanced technology sales. -- Total pre-tax restructuring and revenue investment costs are estimated at $150 million (SEK1,025 million) which will be incurred in the two years following completion of the Transaction. Please see section 3 below for more information on synergies. In summary, NASDAQ and OMX believe the Combined Group will create the world's premier global exchange technology company. 2. Benefits to Customers and Other Stakeholders Both NASDAQ and OMX support the view that capital markets growth and development are promoted by transparent and efficient trading and technology development. This is achieved through close cooperation and collaboration between exchanges, issuers, members, investors and regulators. The efficiencies resulting from the Combination will be reflected in greater liquidity, reduced costs of trading, lower fees for members and investors and lower cost of capital for issuers. NASDAQ and OMX each have a track record of reducing operational costs while simultaneously improving customer service. Investors and members will benefit from deeper pools of liquidity and higher trading volumes, a common IT infrastructure and interface for both exchange companies, access to more products and positive portfolio diversification. Issuers will benefit from increased visibility and direct access to the largest investor base in the world. Increased trading activity and liquidity is also expected to reduce the cost of capital for issuers. Technology customers will continue to benefit from the market insight the Combined Group derives from its direct participation in capital markets. Combined expertise will accelerate the development of the next generation of exchange technology at a time when investors and members are increasingly demanding multi-asset class trading platforms. Data providers and vendors will receive richer content and improved global distribution. The market data will allow NASDAQ OMX to leverage its product expertise and develop a range of combined indices incorporating complementary stocks and derivatives from existing indices. The Combination also provides a unique opportunity for the Nordic markets by placing them at the heart of the rapid consolidation of the exchange sector and becoming a key component of a world-leading company in the exchange industry. The OMX regulatory model will be unaffected by the Combination and the Combined Group will be well-positioned as an attractive partner with the capacity to compete effectively with other exchanges and continue consolidation across Europe and globally. 3. Benefits to Shareholders NASDAQ and OMX have significant experience in integrating exchanges domestically and cross-border and delivering synergies. The Combination is expected to create significant value for both companies' shareholders through the realisation of pre-tax annual cost and revenue synergies of approximately $150 million (SEK1,025 million) from 2010. Annual pre-tax cost synergies are estimated at approximately $100 million (SEK683 million) in 2010. The Combination is expected to be accretive to earnings per share in 2009. Based on their successful integration track records, NASDAQ and OMX believe that they will deliver the following cost synergies: * IT synergies of $66 million (SEK451 million) -- Integration of systems and platforms, merging the US operations of the two companies, and leveraging the Genium platform * Non-IT synergies of $34 million (SEK232 million) -- Rationalization of overlapping functions, services, premises, and reduction of capital and procurement expenditures Both OMX and NASDAQ have established track records of delivering increased revenues through their acquisitions of other exchanges and trading platforms and valued-added service providers. Identified pre-tax annual revenue synergies are expected to amount to $50 million (SEK342 million) achieved over three years. * Trading and Information Services -- Increase in cross-border trading, cross-selling of data and new products and facilitation of cross membership * Issuer Services -- Attract new domestic and international listings as a result of the Combined Group's enhanced value proposition including brand, sector strengths and global reach. Introduce NASDAQ's issuer products and services to OMX issuer customers Non-recurring pre-tax costs to achieve these synergies are expected to be $150 million (SEK1,025 million), which would be incurred in the two years following completion of the Transaction. 4. Company Structure and Branding The Combined Group will be structured as a US holding company, named The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., the shares of which will be listed on NASDAQ and on OMX Nordic Exchange. The Combined Group's headquarters will be located in New York, which will also be the centre of operations for the group's US cash trading business. The Combined Group's technology business and Nordic trading business will continue to be managed as today. The Combined Group will establish a new London presence to capitalize on international growth opportunities. The name and branding of the existing local exchanges within the Combined Group will remain unchanged. 5. Governance and Management The board of directors of the Combined Group will consist of 15 members, including nine representatives from NASDAQ, five representatives from OMX and the Chief Executive Officer of the Combined Group. The Chairman will be elected by the board of directors of the Combined Group. The Deputy Chairman will be designated by OMX. It is proposed that Robert Greifeld, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Combined Group. It is proposed that Magnus Bocker, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of OMX, will become President of the Combined Group. The Combined Group will have a balanced management team and organization reflecting the experience, expertise and activities that each party brings to the Combination. 6. Employees OMX and NASDAQ each operate strong exchange companies which are recognized as being among the best for employees in the market. Following the proposed Transaction, the Combined Group's strategy will be to grow volume and broaden its customer base, combining the strengths of both companies. In this context, the proposed Transaction will create enhanced career opportunities for employees of the Combined Group. All existing contracts will be honored. Separately from the Offer, NASDAQ and OMX will offer participants of OMX's existing stock option plans and share match plans fair treatment in respect of their entitlements under the respective plans. 7. Regulatory Issues The Combination of NASDAQ and OMX will require consent or approval from relevant financial supervisory authorities and competition authorities. Each of the Combined Group's markets will continue to be regulated in accordance with local requirements. Specifically, OMX's markets will continue to be regulated by their existing regulators, and the SEC will continue to regulate NASDAQ's US markets only. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act will continue to be exclusively applicable to companies registered in the US. 8. Dividend Policy The dividend policy of the Combined Group will be determined by the board of the Combined Group. 9. Financial Effects of the Offer The Transaction is expected to create substantial shareholder value and be accretive to earnings per share in 2009. 10. Financing of the Offer Assuming full acceptance of the Offer, approximately 60.6 million new NASDAQ shares will be issued pursuant to the Offer and the total cash consideration amount payable by NASDAQ to OMX shareholders will be approximately $1.7 billion (SEK11.4 billion). The Offer will not be subject to any conditions concerning the availability of financing. Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the "Banks") have agreed to finance the cash consideration of the Offer pursuant to a commitment letter subject to all parties entering into definitive documentation. However, if definitive documentation is not entered into by the date on which the Offer is launched, the Banks will finance the cash consideration of the Offer by means of an interim loan agreement (the "Interim Loan Agreement") which provides for committed funds and which is attached as an exhibit to the commitment letter. Drawdown pursuant to the Interim Loan Agreement is subject to the conditions of the Offer being satisfied or waived (where such waiver requires consents from the Banks in certain cases and under certain circumstances). The additional conditions to drawdown under the Interim Loan Agreement, which NASDAQ and its owners in practice control, are essentially that: * NASDAQ and its current subsidiaries execute collateral agreements and guarantees, deliver stock certificates and stock powers and make relevant filings and recordations; * NASDAQ issues a promissory note in favor of each Bank evidencing such Bank's loans; * NASDAQ delivers documents evidencing the authority and capacity to enter into the Interim Loan Agreement and pertaining documentation, including legal opinions and certificate of good standing; and * NASDAQ is not in breach of certain limited key representations and events of default under the Interim Loan Agreement (including that the documentation is binding and that NASDAQ is not insolvent or lacks relevant authorizations). 11. Key Terms and Conditions of the Offer 11.1 The Offer The Offer to the OMX shareholders consists of a mixture of cash and new NASDAQ shares as consideration which values each OMX share at SEK208.1 based on the assumptions set out in section 11.2 below. For every 100 OMX shares tendered, each OMX shareholder will receive SEK9,430 in cash and 50.2 new NASDAQ shares, equivalent to 0.502 NASDAQ shares and SEK94.3 in cash per OMX share. NASDAQ is offering each OMX shareholder: (4) -- In respect of approximately 45.3 percent of the number of OMX shares tendered by such shareholder: SEK208.1 per OMX share in cash (the "Cash Consideration"); and -- In respect of the remaining approximately 54.7 percent of the number of OMX shares tendered by such shareholder: 0.918 new NASDAQ shares (the "Share Consideration"), equivalent to a value of SEK208.1 per OMX share. As an alternative, OMX shareholders with 200 or fewer OMX shares are entitled to elect to receive a guaranteed Cash Consideration of SEK208.1 per OMX share. NASDAQ reserves the right to introduce a mix and match facility which will enable OMX shareholders to elect to tender a higher proportion of their OMX shares in return for the Cash Consideration or to tender a higher proportion of their OMX shares in exchange for the Share Consideration, subject to matching elections by other OMX shareholders. The total number of new NASDAQ shares to be issued under the Offer would not be varied as a result of elections made under such mix and match facility. If NASDAQ introduces a mix and match facility, the details of such facility will be presented in the offer document. No commission will be charged in respect of settlement of the Offer. NASDAQ does not own any shares or other financial instruments in OMX. 11.2 Offer Value and Premium Based on a closing price for NASDAQ shares of $33.19 on NASDAQ on 23 May, 2007 and a SEK/$ exchange rate of 6.83, the Offer value and Offer premium are the following: * The Offer values each OMX share at approximately SEK208.1; * The Offer values the whole of the issued share capital of OMX at approximately SEK25.1 billion ($3.7 billion); * The Offer represents: -- A premium of 19 percent relative to SEK174.5, the closing price on 23 May, 2007, the last full trading day prior to the announcement of the Offer and a SEK/$ exchange rate of 6.83 on 23 May, 2007; and -- A premium of 25 percent to the volume weighted average price of SEK165.9 per OMX share over the 20 trading days up to and including 23 May, 2007, the last full trading day prior to the announcement of the Offer. Assuming full acceptance of the Offer, a maximum amount of approximately SEK11.4 billion ($1.7 billion) in cash is payable and a maximum number of approximately 60.6 million new NASDAQ shares will be issued under the Offer. 11.3 Fractional Entitlements Fractions of the new NASDAQ shares will not be issued to accepting OMX shareholders. Such fractions will be sold in the market and the net proceeds will be distributed proportionally between the OMX shareholders concerned. 11.4 Completion Conditions of the Offer Completion of the Offer is conditional upon: 1. That the Offer is accepted to such an extent that NASDAQ becomes the owner of shares representing more than 90 percent of the outstanding shares of OMX on a fully diluted basis; 2. That NASDAQ's shareholders approve the issuance of the new NASDAQ shares in connection with the Offer by the required vote under the applicable laws and NASDAQ exchange rules; 3. That the new NASDAQ shares to be issued under the Offer are approved for listing on the NASDAQ National Market; 4. That the recommendation by the board of directors of OMX that OMX shareholders accept the Offer has not been withdrawn;(5) 5. That NASDAQ's Registration Statement on Form S-4 in the United States, which will register the new NASDAQ shares, has become effective under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and is not the subject of any stop order or proceeding seeking a stop order by the Securities and Exchange Commission; 6. That all necessary approvals from public authorities or other regulatory bodies, including competition authorities and financial supervisory authorities, in connection with the Offer, its implementation or the acquisition of OMX by NASDAQ, have been obtained on terms reasonably acceptable to NASDAQ, or applicable deadlines or waiting periods in relation thereto have expired or been terminated, and there being no notice of any intention to revoke, suspend, restrict, impose any conditions in relation to, vary, amend or not renew any authorizations, certificates, licenses, permissions or approvals of OMX or any of its subsidiaries; 7. That neither the Offer, its implementation nor the acquisition of all outstanding shares in OMX, has been rendered partially or wholly impossible or significantly impeded as a result of legislation, regulation, any decision of court, public authority or other regulatory body, or as a result of other comparable measures beyond NASDAQ's control in Sweden, the United States or elsewhere; 8. That no material adverse change in OMX's financial position or operations has occurred after the announcement of the Offer; such material adverse change that materially adversely affects, or could reasonably be anticipated to have such effect on, OMX's liquidity, sales, results or equity and which could not have been reasonably known or anticipated by NASDAQ at the time of the announcement of the Offer; provided, however, that the following shall not be considered in determining whether such a material adverse change has occurred: (A) any change or development in economic, business, political or securities markets conditions generally (including any such change or development resulting from acts of war, terrorism or natural disasters), except that any change or development that, relative to other participants in OMX's industry, disproportionately impacts the liquidity, sales, results or equity of OMX shall be so considered in determining whether a material adverse change has occurred, (B) any change or development to the extent resulting from the execution or announcement of the Offer or the transactions contemplated thereby, or (C) any changes in laws, rules or regulations. 9. That no information made public by OMX or disclosed by OMX to NASDAQ is materially inaccurate, incomplete or misleading, and that OMX has not failed to make public any material information which should have been made public by it. NASDAQ reserves the right to withdraw the Offer in the event that it is clear that any of the above conditions is not fulfilled or cannot be fulfilled. However, the Offer may only be withdrawn with reference to the non-fulfillment of the conditions 3-9 above if the non-fulfillment is of material importance for NASDAQ's acquisition of the Shares in OMX. NASDAQ reserves the right to waive, in whole or in part, one, several or all of the conditions set out above, including with respect to condition 1 above, to complete the Offer at a lower level of acceptance; provided, however, that any waiver of conditions 1, 3 or 6 shall require the prior written consent of OMX (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), except that no waiver of condition 1 shall require such prior written consent of OMX if, when the condition is waived, the Offer is accepted to such an extent that NASDAQ becomes the owner of shares representing at least 67 percent of the outstanding shares of OMX on a fully diluted basis. 11.5 Transaction Agreement between NASDAQ and OMX NASDAQ and OMX have entered into a Transaction Agreement in connection with the Offer. The Transaction Agreement contains, inter alia, provisions on cooperation in regard of the offer document, the registration statement and filings with the relevant authorities, provisions on corporate governance and organizational issues post closing of the Transaction and provisions on treatment of OMX employees' option and share match plans. The Transaction Agreement also contains customary provisions on board recommendations, so called non-solicitation and related provisions. The full Transaction Agreement will be available in the offer document. 11.6 Irrevocable Undertakings from OMX Shareholders Investor AB, Nordea Bank AB and Magnus B"cker, together representing approximately 16.6 percent of OMX's current issued ordinary share capital, have entered into irrevocable undertakings to accept the Offer and, if a mix and match election facility is included in the Offer, depending on the structure and the terms of the facility, they will elect to receive all shares, subject to proration. The irrevocable undertakings will or could lapse in certain circumstances including: * a third party offer being made for the OMX shares which corresponds to an Offer value in SEK equal to or exceeding SEK220 per OMX Share; * the value of the Offer in SEK falls below SEK190 following the date of this announcement; * if the Registration Statement on Form S-4 in relation to the Offer is not completed and submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on or before 15 August, 2007; * if NASDAQ would waive the acceptance level condition and declare the Offer unconditional without the consent from the shareholder making the undertaking, and at the time of such waiver NASDAQ has not reached an acceptance level of 2/3 of the OMX shares (including shares subject to irrevocable undertakings, whether yet delivered for acceptance or not); * if the recommendation of the Offer by the board of OMX is withdrawn; * if the Offer has not been declared unconditional before 15 December, 2007; or * if a material adverse change in NASDAQ's financial position or operation that could have a material adverse effect on NASDAQ's financial position, liquidity, sales, results, equity, or stock price becomes known to the shareholder making the undertaking. 11.7 Approval from NASDAQ Shareholders Hellman & Friedman, Silver Lake Partners, and Robert Greifeld have each agreed to vote their shares in favor of certain matters related to the Offer at the related NASDAQ shareholders' meeting, subject to the terms of NASDAQ's certificate of incorporation. 11.8 Board Recommendations The board of directors of OMX unanimously recommends to OMX shareholders to accept the Offer. The board of directors of OMX has received fairness opinions from Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited ("Morgan Stanley") and Credit Suisse, concluding that, in their opinion and subject to the qualifications and assumptions set out therein, the Offer consideration is fair from a financial point of view to the shareholders of OMX. The full opinion of the board and the fairness opinions will be included in the offer document. The board of directors of NASDAQ consider the terms of the Offer to be in the best interests of NASDAQ and the NASDAQ shareholders as a whole, and unanimously recommends that the NASDAQ shareholders vote in favor of the resolutions to be proposed at the shareholders' meeting of NASDAQ to be held in connection with the Offer. 11.9 Due Diligence After approval by the board of directors of OMX, NASDAQ has conducted a limited due diligence review of certain business, financial and legal information relating to OMX. OMX has conducted a limited due diligence review of certain business, financial and legal information relating to NASDAQ. 11.10 Governing Law The Offer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Sweden. The Takeover Rules issued by the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Swedish Securities Council's rulings regarding interpretation and application of the Takeover Rules (including its rulings with respect to the Rules on Public Offers for the Acquisition of Shares issued by the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee) apply in relation to the Offer. Furthermore, in accordance with the Swedish Takeover Act, NASDAQ has contractually agreed with the Stockholm Stock Exchange to comply with the foregoing and to submit to any sanctions imposed by the Stockholm Stock Exchange upon breach of the Takeover Rules. The courts of Sweden shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Offer and the City Court of Stockholm shall be the court of first instance. 12. Listing of and Trading in the NASDAQ OMX share The NASDAQ OMX share will be listed on NASDAQ and on the OMX Nordic Exchange. Further details on listing, admission to trading and dealings in the NASDAQ share will be included in the offer document. 13. Compulsory Acquisition and Delisting In the event that NASDAQ (whether in connection with the Offer or otherwise) obtains more than 90 percent of OMX's issued share capital on a fully diluted basis, NASDAQ intends to commence a compulsory acquisition procedure under the Swedish Companies Act to acquire all remaining OMX shares. In connection therewith, NASDAQ intends to promote a de-listing of the OMX share from the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the marketplaces where there is a secondary listing of the OMX share. 14. Indicative Timetable An offer document regarding the Offer and a retail shareholder information brochure will be published. These documents are expected to be published during the third quarter of 2007.(6) The acceptance period will commence promptly following the publishing of the offer document, and will last for no less than 20 business days. NASDAQ reserves the right to extend the acceptance period and to defer the date for settlement subject to applicable law and the Transaction Agreement. The completion of the Offer is conditional upon the satisfaction of certain conditions as set out in section 11.4 above, including expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period and receipt of anti-trust and full regulatory approvals and NASDAQ shareholder approval. NASDAQ and OMX expects the Offer is to be completed by year-end 2007. Further details regarding the publication of these documents and the timetable for the Offer period will follow in a separate press release in due course. 15. Advisors JPMorgan is acting as exclusive financial advisor to NASDAQ in relation to the transaction and will not be responsible for providing the protections afforded to their client to any other person. Advokatfirman Cederquist and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP are serving as legal advisors to NASDAQ in relation to the Transaction. Morgan Stanley, Lenner & Partners and Credit Suisse are acting as financial advisors to OMX in relation to the transaction and will not be responsible for providing the protections afforded to their client to any other person. Advokatfirman Vinge and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP are serving as legal advisors to OMX in relation to the Transaction. 16. Information on OMX OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity. It describes the common offering from the Helsinki Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Stockholm Stock Exchange, Iceland Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. OMX integrated technology solutions cross the transaction chain enabling efficient securities transactions for over 60 exchange organizations in more than 50 countries. OMX is a Nordic Large Cap company in the Financials sector on the OMX Nordic Exchange. OMX key statistics as of Q1, 2007: * 801 Listed Companies * Domestic market capitalization: $1.2 trillion * Total market capitalization: $1.3 trillion * Average daily trades cash market: 0.2 million * Average daily number of derivatives contracts: 0.7 million * Average daily value traded: $7 billion * 67,200 information terminals for professionals * 27,800 information terminals for non-professionals * Technology contracts: 60+ 17. Information on NASDAQ NASDAQ is the largest US electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other US market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. NASDAQ key statistics as of Q1, 2007: * 3,181 Listed Companies * IPOs: 37 / $6.3 billion of raised value * Domestic market capitalization: $3.9 trillion * Total market capitalization: $4.2 trillion * Average daily trades: 7.2 million * Average daily value traded: $54 billion * 400,000 information terminals for professionals * 1.7 million information terminals for non-professionals * Technology contracts: 1 Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Information set forth in this filing contains forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. OMX and NASDAQ caution readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the Offer, the proposed business combination transaction involving NASDAQ and OMX, including estimated revenue and cost synergies, the Combined Group's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Additional risks and factors are identified in NASDAQ's filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including its Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2006 which is available on NASDAQ's website at http://www.NASDAQ.com and the SEC's website at SEC's website at www.sec.gov. and in OMX's filings with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen) (the "SFSA") including its annual report for 2006, which is available on OMX's website at http://www.omxgroup.com. The parties undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Notice to OMX shareholders While the Offer is being made to all holders of OMX shares, this document does not constitute an offer to purchase, sell or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, sell or exchange any securities of OMX or an offer to purchase, sell or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, sell or exchange any securities of NASDAQ in any jurisdiction in which the making of the Offer or the acceptance of any tender of shares therein would not be made in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. In particular, the Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. While NASDAQ reserves the right to make the Offer in or into the United Kingdom or any other jurisdiction pursuant to applicable exceptions or following appropriate filings and prospectus or equivalent document publication by NASDAQ in such jurisdictions, pending such filings or publications and in the absence of any such exception the Offer is not made in any such jurisdiction. Additional Information About this Transaction In connection with the proposed business combination transaction, OMX and NASDAQ expect that NASDAQ will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of NASDAQ that also constitutes a prospectus of NASDAQ. Investors and security holders are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus and any amendments and other applicable documents regarding the proposed business combination transaction if and when they become available because they will contain important information. You may obtain a free copy of those documents (if and when available) and other related documents filed by NASDAQ with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The proxy statement/prospectus (if and when it becomes available) and the other documents may also be obtained for free by accessing NASDAQ's website at http://www.nasdaq.com and OMX's website at http://www.omxgroup.com. NASDAQ and its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from NASDAQ stockholders in respect of the transactions described in this communication. You can find information about NASDAQ's executive officers and directors in NASDAQ's definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 20, 2007. You can obtain free copies of these documents and of the proxy statement prospectus (when it becomes available) from NASDAQ by accessing NASDAQ's website. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available. (1) Based on NASDAQ's closing share price of $33.19 on 23 May, 2007, the last full trading day prior to the announcement of the Offer, and a SEK/$ exchange rate of 6.83 (2) Based on NASDAQ's closing price of $33.19 as of 23 May, 2007 and approximately 60.6 million new NASDAQ shares issued in the Offer assuming full subscription of the Offer by OMX shareholders (3) Pro forma ownership assumes full subscription of the Offer (4) The value of the Cash Consideration and Share Consideration based on the assumption set out in 11.2 (5) The Swedish Securities Council (Sw Aktiemarknadsnamnden) has in the ruling AMN 2007:18 stated completion conditions of this kind are consistent with good stock market practice under certain circumstances. NASDAQ and OMX agree that such circumstances are at hand. (6) The Swedish Securities Council (Sw "Aktiemarknadsnamnden") has extended the time period for preparing and filing the Swedish offer document from 4 weeks to 10 weeks due primarily to extensive filing requirements in the US, see ruling AMN 2007:19. Further extensions may be granted if necessary NDAQF


 

ING Groep N.V. has sold 3,960,000 (depositary receipts for) ordinary shares from its delta hedge portfolio, which is used to hedge employee options. The shares were sold on the open market between 22 and 24 May at an average price of 33.12 EUR per share. ING does not issue new shares to cover employee options. Instead, employees receive shares from the delta hedge portfolio, which is maintained to minimise the market risks and price fluctuations that arise from the employee option programmes. The hedge position is adjusted periodically, generally on a quarterly basis, during the open period in accordance with regulatory requirements and ING's policies to prevent market manipulation. The hedge book currently holds 49.5 million (depositary receipts for) ordinary ING shares, representing 2.2% of the 2,224 million shares outstanding. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Press enquiries: ING Group | | Carolien van der Giessen, +31 20 541 6522, | | carolien.van.der.Giessen@ing.com | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.


 

Ordinær generalforsamling i Eitzen Maritime Services ASA avholdes fredag 8 juni 2007 kl. 12:00 i konferanserommet "Sydpolen" i selskapets kontorlokaler på "Godthaab", Strandveien 50, 1366 Lysaker, Norge. Styret har fastsatt følgende forslag til Dagsorden 1. Åpning av møtet ved styreleder og opptak av fortegnelse over møtende aksjeeiere og fullmakter. 2. Valg av møteleder og én person til å medundertegne protokollen. 3. Godkjennelse av innkalling og dagsorden. 4. Redegjørelse for selskapets drift. 5. Godkjennelse av årsberetning og regnskap for 2006. 6. Fastsettelse av godtgjørelse til selskapets revisor. 7. Fastsettelse av godtgjørelse til styrets medlemmer. 8. Behandling av styrets erklæring om fastsettelse av lønn og annen godtgjørelse til daglig leder og andre ledende ansatte. 9. Styrets forslag til beslutning om tildeling av fullmakt til styret til å forhøye selskapets aksjekapital ved nytegning av aksjer ved at aksjeeiernes fortrinnsrett kan fravikes. 10. Styrets forslag til beslutning om tildeling av fullmakt til styret om erverv av selskapets egne aksjer. 11. Styrets forslag til beslutning om konvertering av selskapets overkursfond til fri egenkapital. 12. Valg av styre. 13. Styrets forslag til beslutning om endring av selskapets forretningsadresse og at vedtektene endres tilsvarende. 14. Styrets forslag til beslutning om at det nedsettes en valgkomitè for selskapet, samt valg av formann og øvrige medlemmer i valgkomitèen.


 

More and more mobile phone users across the world discover easy way to access the Internet Espoo, Finland - Launched only in October 2006, WidSets today announced that it has reached 1 million registered users worldwide. "Having 1 million registered users in the mobile space is almost unheard of and WidSets has clearly set the benchmark for tools and distribution channels designed for content and media owners," said Ulla Särkikangas, Director, Consumer Internet Services, Nokia Emerging Business Unit. WidSets is a handset manufacturer-independent service that brings the best bits of the Internet, such as communities, news, blogs, reviews, and weather reports straight to the mobile phone. It uses mini-applications called widgets to deliver up to date Internet content to mobile phones and enables the user to create their own widgets. WidSets has evolved its social networking service further and developed also new sharing features for Email and Private Chat. The comprehensive WidSets library currently has more than 1500 widgets. The widgets deliver an alert when someone has posted a comment to a blog, informs the user about a traffic jam, and makes it possible to play games and interact with individual web communities from the mobile phone. WidSets works on a wide variety of mobile phone brands and is compatible on more than 300 mobile devices. User can easily download WidSets at www.widsets.com or on mobile at get.widsets.com. WidSets was born out of Nokia Emerging Business Unit and represents a first step in Nokia's vision of mobilising the Internet. About Nokia Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks. About WidSets WidSets is a popular consumer Internet service allowing people to create, publish, enjoy and share their favorite internet content on their mobile phones. Consumers can personalize their internet experience on their mobile by selecting the widgets they want. WidSets is a mobile phone agnostic service working with most brands and models. WidSets represents a first step in mobilizing the Internet vision of Nokia and was launched in October 2006. www.widsets.com Media Enquiries: Nokia, Emerging Business Unit Communications Tel. +358 7180 45792 Nokia Communications Tel. +358 7180 34900 Email: press.office@nokia.com www.nokia.com --- End of Message --- NOKIA P.O. Box 226<br>FIN-00045 NOKIA GROUP Espoo WKN: 870737; ISIN: FI0009000681; Index: DJ STOXX Large 200, DJ STOXX 50; Listed: Nordic list (Large Cap) in THE HELSINKI STOCK EXCHANGE;


 

emgs, the pioneer in seabed logging technology, experienced an eventful first quarter in 2007. A growth in the number of client requests towards the end of the quarter - resulting in two significant contracts - and a successful financing and listing of the emgs shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange, more than compensated for seasonally weak demand, high steaming activity and non-recurring cost items. Revenues in the first quarter of 2007 came to USD 25.9 million, while the EBITDA was negative by USD 8.0 million. Revenue is expected to pick up throughout the year. Based on the current backlog and anticipated contracts, emgs expects revenues in the range of USD 160-170 million for 2007. Highlights * On track for revenues of USD 160-170 million in 2007 * Strong market development * Non-recurring cost items of approximately USD 8.6 million * Vessels and equipment to support growth plan through 2008 * Existing vessel charters extended for years to come * Second purpose-built ship secured for delivery in 2008 * Capital for further growth secured. Successful listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange on March 30 'emgs laid a solid foundation for further growth during the first quarter and we are pleased to see that more and more oil companies adopt our game-changing technology. emgs is very optimistic about growth prospects. We see the potential for seabed logging to develop into a tool which all companies use widely and to the same extent as seismic surveys', comments CEO Terje Eidesmo. Please see the full report and presentation for first quarter 2007 enclosed. For further information visit www.emgs.com, or contact: Terje Eidesmo CEO E-mail: tee@emgs.com Phone: +47 73 56 88 10 Svein T Knudsen CFO E-mail: sk@emgs.com Phone: +47 22 42 81 00 About emgs emgs is the global market leader for the provision of seabed logging services, a technology which enables the detection of hydrocarbons beneath the seabed prior to drilling. The company has developed this proprietary and patented technology over the past 10 years. Since its incorporation as a separate company in 2002, emgs has conducted more than 200 commercial surveys for many of the world's leading oil and gas companies and offshore operators. Disclaimer for forward-looking statements This quarterly report includes and is based, inter alia, on forward-looking information and statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. Such forward-looking information and statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about global economic conditions, the economic conditions of the regions and industries that are major markets for emgs ASA and its subsidiaries. These expectations, estimates and projections are generally identifiable by statements containing words such as "expects", "believes", "estimates" or similar expressions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, among others, economic and market conditions in the geographic areas and industries that are or will be major markets for the emgs's businesses, oil prices, market acceptance of new products and services, changes in governmental regulations, interest rates, fluctuations in currency exchange rates and such other factors as may be discussed from time to time. Although emgs ASA believes that its expectations and the information in this report were based upon reasonable assumptions at the time when they were made, it can give no assurance that those expectations will be achieved or that the actual results will be as set out in this report. emgs ASA nor any other company within the emgs group is making any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information in the report, and neither emgs ASA, any other company within the emgs group nor any of their directors, officers or employees will have any liability to you or any other persons resulting from your use of the information in the report. emgs ASA undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements in the report.


 

London, England - May 24, 2007 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo Børs: SNI) today filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission the FORM 20-F for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2006. The report can also be viewed on and downloaded from the Company's website, www.stolt-nielsen.com. Contacts: Nicola Savage Hudson Sandler U.K. +44 (0) 20 7796 4133 Stolt-Nielsen@hspr.com Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen U.K. +44 (0) 20 7611 8972 jengelhardtsen@stolt.com About Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (the "Company") is one of the world's leading providers of transportation services for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids. The Company, through the parcel tanker, tank container, terminal, rail and barge services of its wholly owned subsidiary Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group, provides integrated transportation for its customers. Stolt Sea Farm, wholly owned by the Company, produces and markets high quality turbot and sturgeon, and caviar. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements may be identified by the use of words like "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "will," "should," "seek," and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. The following factors, and others which are discussed in the Company's public filings and submissions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, are among those that may cause actual and future results and trends to differ materially from the Company's forward-looking statements: the general economic conditions and competition in the markets and businesses in which the Company operates; changes in the supply of and demand for parcel tanker, tank container and terminal capacity in the markets in which the Company operates; changes in the supply of and demand for the products we transport, particularly the bulk liquids, chemicals and other specialty liquids that form the majority of the products that we transport; prevailing market rates for the transportation services that the Company offers and the fish products that the Company sells; changes in bunker fuel prices; the cost and feasibility of maintaining and replacing the Company's older ships and building or purchasing new ships; uncertainties inherent in operating internationally; the outcome of legal proceedings; the Company's relationship with significant customers; the outcome of discussions with customers concerning potential antitrust claims; the impact of negative publicity; environmental challenges and natural conditions facing the Company's aquaculture business; the impact of laws and regulations; operating hazards, including marine disasters, spills or environmental damage; the conditions and factors that may influence the decision to issue future dividends; and the market for long-term debt. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Given these factors, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties occur, or should management's assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results and events may vary materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.


 

Will Whet Your Appetite For Delicious Scandinavian Travel Options LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/24/07 -- ACP Rail International's new website - www.scandinavianrail.com - highlights all the destination and travel information you need to plan your personal exploration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland's undiscovered riches. The website's video feature will captivate you. Scandinavia has it all for the independent traveller who is willing to strike out and 'go the extra distance' to experience travel at the top of the world. Witness the enthralling beauty of the 'midnight sun', see the brooding hulk of the model for Hamlet's Ellsinore Castle enjoy the fabled diversions of the Tivoli Gardens - from cities to scenery Scandinavia has it all. And it is all on offer at www.scandinavianrail.com. Travel the easy way using the world-class rail system. Travel throughout Scandinavia the affordable way with a ScanRail Pass or focus on one country with a Sweden Rail Pass or a Norway Rail Pass. Want to do a grand tour ? Then pick up a Norway in a Nutshell ticket or a Triangle Tour pass. They are all to be found at www.scandinavianrail.com, which features the most comprehensive range of economical Scandinavian travel products available, all geared to facilitating seamless and affordable travel around these four fascinating and picturesque countries. Well-priced Fjord and city sightseeing tours, tickets for the unique Flam Railway and money-saving city passes for all that Gothenburg and Stockholm have to offer and city sightseeing bus tours complete the products offered to create your dream Scandinavian getaway. The site also includes a variety of practical information - from advice on weather, language and what to wear to insights about Scandinavian culture and folklore. Log on to www.scandinavianrail.com today and view the dream before living the experience with ACP Rail International. Contacts: ACP Rail International : Scandinavian Rail Richard Haste PR Manager (UK) Tel/Fax +44 (0) 1347 878 034 E Mail richardhaste@acprail.com


 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2007 -- Kootenay Gold Inc. ("Kootenay") (TSX VENTURE: KTN) is pleased to announce that chip sampling from the Promontorio sulfide zone in the Pit Breccia has returned 480 grams per tonne silver, 2.51 grams per tonne gold, 11,199 ppm lead and 17,284 ppm zinc over an estimated true width of 19 meters. All samples were taken as continuous chips over a 2 meter length. Sampling is located on the northeast wall of the open cut mined in 1988 to 1990. Some 50 meters along strike to the southwest chip sampling in the southwest pit wall in a leached oxide zone containing remnant sulfides returned 150.67 grams per tonne silver and 0.86 grams per tonne gold over an estimated true width of 6 meters. This interval occurred within a wider zone of mineralization grading 75 grams per tonne silver and 0.99 grams per tonne gold over an estimated true width of 25 meters. Lead and zinc values in both intervals were generally below 1000 ppm. The southwest pit wall was only partially sampled due to inaccessible exposures and overburden cover. Potential for increased grades in sulfides below this interval is possible due to the leaching observed across the property. Strong leaching of the oxide zone is observed in the Promontorio Mine area which historic work and pit exposures indicate is between 10 and 20 meters deep. Values of silver, gold, lead and zinc are found to be strongly depleted in the oxide zone unless remnant sulfides are found. As an example chip sampling in the oxide zone 8 meters directly above the sulfide zone averaging 480 grams per tonne silver and 2.51 grams per tonne gold returned silver values ranging from 1 to 34 grams per tonne and gold values from 0.011 to 0.957 grams per tonne. This demonstrates that similar values of silver and gold found elsewhere in the oxide zone need to be considered good indicators of potentially higher grades in the underlying sulfide zones. Similar depletion of metals may also be caused by the pinching of the mineralized breccia upwards. Sampling of the pit walls indicates two things. First, the grades encountered agree well with historic resource estimates and drill results and secondly, mineralization appears to be open to expansion along strike. Adobe Breccia A second zone of mineralization has been discovered in a breccia zone about 50 meters to the west of the Pit Breccia. This zone called the Adobe Breccia is a minimum of 20 to 22 meters in width and appears to be sub parallel to the Pit Breccia. This zone was sampled in the leached oxide zone and returned 9.62 grams per tonne silver and 0.206 grams per tonne gold over the 22 meters and 10 meters to the southwest it returned 10.62 grams per tonne silver and 0.292 grams per tonne gold over 20 meters. Considering the depletion of metals in the oxide zone these values are indicative that a sulfide zone with higher values may be encountered at depth. The highest values from this zone were 50 grams per tonne silver and 0.90 grams per tonne gold. The lowest values were 2.0 grams per tonne silver and 0.066 grams per tonne gold. Central Breccia A third area of significant mineralization called the Central Breccia was found some 200 meters to the northwest of the Pit Breccia. It is exposed in a small outcrop that is strongly fractured and brecciated. Recent chip sampling returned 62.78 grams per tonne silver and 0.401 grams per tonne gold over 14 meters. This zone appears to trend east west and sits some 25 meters west of a small exploration shaft sunk in the 1920's and a short hole drilled in the 1970's reported to contain 50 grams per tonne silver over 15 meters in the oxide zone and 980 grams per tonne silver in the sulfide zone over the following 12 meters to the bottom of the hole. The drill information is non 43-101 compliant, historic in nature, has yet to be confirmed and so cannot be relied upon. Airborne geophysics and surface mapping indicate that the mineralized breccias are found along a northeast trending structural corridor at least 2.0 kilometers long and about 500 meters wide. Both ends of the mineralized trend are covered by post mineral rhyolites and electromagnetic anomalies in the airborne survey indicate mineralization may continue under the rhyolites for another 2 kilometers. This implies good discovery potential given the historic resource was reported along only 75 meters of strike length. A 3000 meter first phase drilling program is scheduled to commence on the Promontorio project in mid June. A drill rig has been sourced and arrival to site remains on schedule. In addition to drilling an Induced Polarization survey is planned to cover the 2.0 kilometer mineralized trend as well as trenching and sampling where possible. Pit Breccia Northeast Wall Sulfide Zone ------------------------------------------------------------ Sample Width Ag gpt Au gpt Zn ppm Pb ppm ------------------------------------------------------------ 728666 2 meters 739 4.48 59200 38700 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728746 2 meters 15 0.67 30700 530 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728747 2 meters 39 2.15 18200 3540 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728748 2 meters 1675 3.09 31500 31300 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728749 2 meters 340 2.28 17700 16800 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728750 2 meters 51 1.145 4720 4280 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728751 2 meters 19 0.55 1430 350 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728752 2 meters 282 4.37 11150 7510 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728753 2 meters 2220 3.89 35300 15350 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728754 2 meters 319 2.27 2280 8870 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728755 2 meters 141 2.12 5170 4560 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728756 2 meters 285 2 8240 8100 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728757 2 meters 66 5.42 1940 2690 ------------------------------------------------------------ 728758 2 meters 531 0.776 14450 14200 ------------------------------------------------------------ Average 480.1429 2.515071 17284.29 11198.57 ------------------------------------------------------------ Pit Breccia Southwest Wall in Depleted Oxide Zone with Remnant Sulfides --------------------------------------- Sample Width Au gpt Ag gpt --------------------------------------- 728690 2 meters 0.711 52 --------------------------------------- 728691 2 meters 1.5 31 --------------------------------------- 728692 2 meters 1.75 65 --------------------------------------- 728693 2 meters 1.33 48 --------------------------------------- 728694 2 meters 1.51 79 --------------------------------------- 728695 2 meters 1.09 53 --------------------------------------- 728696 2 meters 0.764 31 --------------------------------------- 728697 2 meters 0.569 101 --------------------------------------- 728698 2 meters 0.666 43 --------------------------------------- 728699 2 meters 0.622 36 --------------------------------------- 728700 2 meters 0.701 65 --------------------------------------- 728701 2 meters 0.94 143 --------------------------------------- 728702 2 meters 0.918 197 --------------------------------------- 728703 2 meters 0.723 112 --------------------------------------- Average 0.985286 75.42857 --------------------------------------- Adobe Breccia Northeast in Depleted Oxide Zone --------------------------------------- Sample Width Au gpt Ag gpt --------------------------------------- 728601 2 meters 0.111 4 --------------------------------------- 728602 2 meters 0.226 9 --------------------------------------- 728603 2 meters 0.325 41 --------------------------------------- 728604 2 meters 0.388 25 --------------------------------------- 728605 2 meters 0.127 10 --------------------------------------- 728606 2 meters 0.207 7 --------------------------------------- 728607 2 meters 0.206 2 --------------------------------------- 728608 2 meters 0.162 2 --------------------------------------- 728609 2 meters 0.084 7 --------------------------------------- 728610 2 meters 0.169 4 --------------------------------------- 728611 2 meters 0.183 3 --------------------------------------- 728612 2 meters 0.207 7 --------------------------------------- 728613 2 meters 0.288 4 --------------------------------------- Average 0.206385 9.615385 --------------------------------------- Adobe Breccia Southwest in Depleted Oxide Zone --------------------------------------- Sample Width Au gpt Ag gpt --------------------------------------- 728707 2 meters 0.497 3 --------------------------------------- 728708 2 meters 0.304 5 --------------------------------------- 728709 2 meters 0.414 11 --------------------------------------- 728710 2 meters 0.209 50 --------------------------------------- 728711 2 meters 0.517 5 --------------------------------------- 728712 2 meters 0.177 7 --------------------------------------- 728713 2 meters 0.905 13 --------------------------------------- 728714 2 meters 0.27 11 --------------------------------------- 728715 2 meters 0.138 4 --------------------------------------- 728716 2 meters 0.077 4 --------------------------------------- 728717 2 meters 0.066 2 --------------------------------------- 728718 2 meters 0.096 16 --------------------------------------- 728719 2 meters 0.124 7 --------------------------------------- Average 0.291846 10.61538 --------------------------------------- Central Breccia in Depleted Oxide Zone with Minor Remnant Sulfides ------------------------------------------------- Sample Width Ag gpt Au gpt Pb ppm ------------------------------------------------- 728767 1 meter 61 0.585 6530 ------------------------------------------------- 728768 1 meter 54 0.285 6830 ------------------------------------------------- 728769 1 meter 4 0.058 270 ------------------------------------------------- 728770 1 meter 16 0.399 700 ------------------------------------------------- 728771 1 meter 22 0.216 1850 ------------------------------------------------- 728772 1 meter 7 0.057 680 ------------------------------------------------- 728773 1 meter 386 1.89 15100 ------------------------------------------------- 728774 1 meter 8 0.104 780 ------------------------------------------------- 728775 1 meter 106 0.859 4810 ------------------------------------------------- 728776 1 meter 110 0.235 9670 ------------------------------------------------- 728777 1 meter 26 0.214 2210 ------------------------------------------------- 728778 1 meter 13 0.221 720 ------------------------------------------------- 728779 1 meter 33 0.188 2560 ------------------------------------------------- 728780 1 meter 33 0.316 1350 ------------------------------------------------- Average 62.78571 0.401929 3861.429 ------------------------------------------------- Sampling of the Pit, Adobe and Central Breccias were taken as continuous chips across 2 meter intervals excepting the Central Breccia where 1 meter samples were taken. All samples were tagged and sealed and delivered to ALS Chemex labs in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico for preparation. Pulps were then sent to Vancouver for analysis by 32 element ICP with a fire assay AA finish on gold over 1000 ppb and silver over 200 ppm. Silver greater than 1000 grams per tonne silver is re assayed with a gravimetric finish. Technical information contained in this release has been reviewed by James McDonald, P.Geo., Director and CEO of Exploration for Kootenay, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101. About Kootenay Kootenay is an emerging exploration Company actively developing a suite of premier gold and silver projects in British Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The Company's top priority remains the ongoing aggressive development of its rich Promontorio Silver project, which encompasses the former producing Promontorio Silver Mine in Northwest Mexico. Supported by an experienced and accomplished technical team, over the past four years Kootenay has substantially grown its mineral asset base through key acquisitions, while successfully achieving four new mineral discoveries in the Rossland Republic Gold Trend of British Columbia. Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release. Contacts: Kootenay Gold Inc. James McDonald CEO (403) 238-6986 Kootenay Gold Inc. Ken Berry President (604) 683-2214 or 1-888-268-8688 Website: www.kootenaygold.ca


 
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Share Plan

24 May 2007 Proposed establishment of share plan Introduction The Company has today posted a circular (the "Circular") seeking shareholder approval for a new share option plan to provide incentives for directors and employees of the Group to achieve value for Shareholders. The purpose of the plan is to provide the opportunity for the management team and employees to achieve substantial benefit through delivering a significant improvement in shareholder value. The Board has convened an annual general meeting of the Company which will be held on 22 June 2007 to approve, inter alia, the Share Plan. Proposed Share Plan The purpose of the Share Plan is to provide incentives for eligible participants to achieve value for Shareholders. The arrangements will be implemented by means of a share option plan divided into two parts, Part A, to be known as the "EMI Plan", and Part B to be known as the "Unapproved Plan". Under the Share Plan the Company intends to grant participants options to acquire Ordinary Shares. The options, save in certain specified circumstances, will be exercisable over the period from the first anniversary of grant to the tenth anniversary subject to the achievement of certain performance criteria. At the time of flotation the Company granted options over 12,000,000 Ordinary Shares with an exercise price of 5 pence per share, the price at which shares were placed on flotation. As at the date of this document options over 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares remain unexercised. The holders of existing options over 1,800,000 Ordinary Shares have agreed to the cancellation of their options for no consideration. It is proposed that the number of options to be granted under the Share Plan, when taken together with the outstanding options granted in the ten years preceding any date of grant of options, will be the higher of (1) 15 per cent of the issued share capital at the time of grant and (2) 45,000,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 21.55 per cent. of the number of the shares in issue at the date of this document. It is intended that the options will provide substantial incentives for the management team to increase shareholder value and to restore the fortunes of the Company. For that reason it is proposed that the exercise of options granted under the initial grant will be subject to demanding criteria being met, in particular that: 1 Increase in share price The average mid market price of an Ordinary Share for any period of twenty consecutive Dealing Days occurring in the period from the date of grant to exercise of the options is at least 2.5p in respect of half of the options granted and at least 5p, the price at which shares were issued at the time of flotation in June 2005, in respect of the balance. As at 23 May 2007 the closing middle market price per Ordinary Share was 0.75p and in the six months prior to the announcement of the proposed Share Plan the average mid market closing price was 1.1p with a maximum of 1.5p and a minimum of 0.625p. 2 Total Shareholder Return In addition, the total shareholder return of an Ordinary Share will have to exceed that of the AIM Index over the period from grant to exercise. The options subject to the 2.5p price threshold will be exercisable at any time from the first anniversary of grant to the tenth anniversary. The options subject to the 5p price threshold will be exercisable at any time from the second anniversary of grant to the tenth anniversary. Subject to Shareholders approving the Incentive Arrangements at the AGM it is intended to award options with an option exercise price of 1p per Ordinary Share (or as such higher amount as equals the market value of the shares at the date of grant) as follows: Number of Ordinary Shares Mike Boseley 18,675,000 David Whitehead 12,450,000 Gerald Malone 6,225,000 Other employees 2,790,000 Total 40,140,000 The Share Plan provides the opportunity for the management team to achieve a substantial benefit in return for significantly improving shareholder value. The options will be granted under the EMI Plan for those directors and employees who are eligible to participate in that scheme and to the extent permitted by the EMI Plan rules. These limit the number of Ordinary Shares over which options may be granted to the number at the exercise price which does not exceed £100,000 per participant. Any options granted in excess of such limit or granted to participants who are not eligible for the EMI Plan will be granted under the Unapproved Plan. In accordance with current generally accepted accounting practice the Company will be required to make a charge to profit and loss account in future to expense the fair value of share based compensation payments over the vesting period. An equal amount will be credited to retained reserves. A copy of the Circular will be available from the Company's website www.centrom.com. For further information please contact: Gerald Malone, Chairman 07711 085611 www.centrom.com John Webb, Marshall Securities Limited, Nominated 020 7490 3788 Adviser www.marshallsecurities.com Capitalised terms have the meanings set out in the Circular. ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2007 -- Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Delta Air Lines has signed an additional firm order for 14 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets. This order is the second from the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline in less than four months. The approximate value of the firm order announced today, based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, is $511 million US. Delta will outfit its CRJ900 aircraft in a two-class configuration with 12 business class and 64 economy seats. "Nine airlines have placed CRJ900 orders since the beginning of 2006, and three of these have placed more than one order," said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "Clearly, the CRJ900 aircraft's passenger comfort and excellent operating economics are seen as a winning combination." Including the order announced today, Adria Airways, Air Nostrum, Air One, Arik Air, Atlasjet Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa CityLine, MAT Macedonian Airlines, Mesa Air Group, Myair.com, Northwest Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Tatarstan Airlines have now ordered a total of 210 CRJ900 regional jets. As of January 31, 2007, Bombardier had delivered 1,409 CRJ Series aircraft including 251 CRJ700, 15 CRJ705 and 89 CRJ900 regional jets to operators around the world. About Bombardier A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com. Bombardier, CRJ, CRJ700, CRJ705 and CRJ900 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. Notes to Editors Images of Delta Connection CRJ900 aircraft are available in our Multimedia Library at: www.aero.bombardier.com/htmen/F15.jsp Contacts: Bombardier Aerospace Marc Holloran 416-375-3030 www.bombardier.com SOURCE: Bombardier Aerospace


 

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 24, 2007 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today that, during its Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting, its shareholders have approved the annual accounts over fiscal year 2006 and the distribution of a EUR 1.32 gross dividend over 2006. After deduction of a 25% withholding tax, this results in a net dividend of EUR 0.99 per share. The 2006 dividend will become payable to owners of ordinary shares beginning on May 31, 2007 against coupon no. 45. The payment of the dividend to Delhaize Group's ADR holders will be made through The Bank of New York beginning on June 11, 2007. During the General Meeting, Delhaize Group's President and Chief Executive Officer, Pierre-Olivier Beckers, confirmed that the Company was confident in achieving its earlier-announced financial guidance for the full year 2007: "Based on our solid strategy and our excellent Q1 results, we remain confident for the remainder of the year. We see several drivers for strong performance for the coming quarters: the good sales momentum at Food Lion, at Hannaford and in Greece, the two market renewals at Food Lion, the conclusion of Sweetbay's conversion program before the end of September, the acceleration of store openings and the numerous initiatives for gross margin support and cost control." The shareholders renewed the Director mandates of Count Richard Goblet d'Alviella, Mr. Robert Murray and Dr. William Roper for three years. The shareholders acknowledged that these Directors satisfy the requirements for independence under the Belgian Company Code, and appointed them as independent Directors there under. At the General Meeting, shareholders approved Company's 2007 stock option plan to the extent that it would entitle members of the Executive Management of the Group to acquire existing ordinary shares of the Company. The shareholders also approved an amendment to the Delhaize Group 2002 Stock Incentive Plan, to increase by eight million the number of Delhaize Group American Depositary Shares that may be issued pursuant to incentive stock options granted under this plan. Shareholders also approved, upon a change of control of the Company, the accelerated vesting of stock options granted under these stock option plans and the early redemption of bonds that the Company may issue in the next 12 months. The Company's shareholders approved the powers of the Board with respect to the acquisition of shares of the Company, and with respect to the authorized capital in an amended resolution limiting the authorization to EUR 9,678,897 (approximately 20% of the current share capital) instead of EUR 48,394,485 as previously proposed. Shareholders also amended the Company's articles of association to account for the dematerialization of securities and to introduce the possibility to vote in writing. The speeches of the General Meeting are available on Delhaize Group's corporate website (www.delhaizegroup.com). The minutes of the Meeting and the results of the votes will be made available on the Company website in the coming days. Capital Increase On May 24, 2007, Delhaize Group issued 1,385,955 new shares to satisfy conversions of convertible bonds. In 2004, Delhaize Group issued 1,200 convertible bonds for an amount of approximately EUR 300 million. Contacts: Guy Elewaut: + 32 2 412 29 48 Geoffroy d'Oultremont: + 32 2 412 83 21 Hans Michiels: + 32 2 412 83 30 Amy Shue: + 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 2529) Delhaize Group Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of March 2007, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2,717 stores. In 2006, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.2 billion (USD 24.1 billion) in net sales and other revenues and EUR 351.9 million (USD 441.8 million) in net profit. At the end of 2006, Delhaize Group employed approximately 142,500 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG). This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the corporate web site at http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent to investor@delhaizegroup.com. CAUTIONARY NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Statements that are included or incorporated by reference in this press release and other written and oral statements made from time to time by Delhaize Group and its representatives, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events and developments that Delhaize Group expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements about strategic options, future strategies and the anticipated benefits of these strategies, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified as statements that include phrases such as "guidance", "outlook", "projected", "believe", "target", "predict", "estimate", "forecast", "strategy", "may", "goal", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "foresee", "likely", "will", "should" or other similar words or phrases. Although such statements are based on current information, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those projected depending upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in the general economy or the markets of Delhaize Group, in consumer spending, in inflation or currency exchange rates or in legislation or regulation; competitive factors; adverse determination with respect to claims; inability to timely develop, remodel, integrate or convert stores; and supply or quality control problems with vendors. Additional risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements are described in Delhaize Group's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2005 and other periodic filings made by Delhaize Group with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference. Delhaize Group disclaims any obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments.


 

Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt together with Deutsche Bank AG London has announced on May 23, 2007 to BB MEDTECH AG, Vordergasse 3, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland that Deutsche Bank holds as of May 16, 2007, 6.64% of bearer shares (total 962 318 shares), and respectively voting rights of the company. For further information please contact: Bellevue Asset Management AG, Seestrasse 16, CH-8700 Küsnacht/Zürich Adrian Brüngger or Dr. Christian Lach, Tel. +41 44 267 67 00. --- End of Message --- BB MEDTECH AG Vordergasse 3 Schaffhausen Switzerland WKN: 898194; ISIN: CH0000428661; Index: IGSP; Listed: Investment Companies in SWX Swiss Exchange;


 

H. Lundbeck A/S will on 25 May 2007 file an increase of its share capital by DKK 64,750, nominal value, with the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency as a result of employees exercising warrants. The registered share capital will subsequently amount to DKK 1,063,691,365 divided into 212,738,273 shares of DKK 5 each. The subscription price was DKK 108.11 per share. The new shares shall carry a right to dividend for the financial year 2007 from the time of registration of the capital increase, provided that it is decided on the annual general meeting of the company to pay a dividend for that financial year. On 9 December 2003 (see release no. 118), the Supervisory Board of H. Lundbeck A/S resolved to grant warrants to members of the Executive Management and key employees of the company and its non-US subsidiaries. In that connection, the company granted 2,554,092 warrants. The employees can exercise the warrants in a number of exercise periods until 30 August 2007. The latest exercise period commenced on 10 May 2007 and closed on 22 May 2007. In respect of the latest exercise period, two capital increases will be filed, the second of which will be made 25 May 2007. The first filing was made 16 May 2007, see release no. 269 of 15 May 2007. The share capital has been increased by DKK 471,225 in total as a result of employees exercising warrants in the latest exercise period. The exercised warrants constitute approximately 3.7% of the total grant of warrants. The content of this release will have no influence on the Lundbeck Group's financial result for 2007. Lundbeck contacts Investors: Media: Jacob Tolstrup Caroline Broge Investor Relations Manager, Media Relations Manager North America +45 36 43 26 38 +1 201 350 0187 ________________________ Stock Exchange Release No 273 - 24 May 2007 About Lundbeck H. Lundbeck A/S is an international pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development, production, marketing and sale of drugs for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders. In 2006, the company's revenue was DKK 9.2 billion (approximately EUR 1.2 billion or USD 1.6 billion). The number of employees is approximately 5,300 globally. For further information, please visit www.lundbeck.com


 

Jarvis Securities plc ("Jarvis" or "the Company") Contract wins Further to yesterday's announcement, the Company is pleased to confirm that it has signed agreements to provide various settlement and financial administration services to a number of additional firms. These contracts include Alexander David Securities Limited. Alexander David is a newly established independent broker. The Chairman is Michael Hicks (former Director and Head of Sales Trading of Societe Generale Stockbrokers) and the management team includes David Scott (former director of corporate broking at ING Barings, a director of Resolution Partners Limited and Sky Capital (UK) Limited and more recently a Director of Corporate Finance at Lewis Charles), Trevor Coote (former Head Broker at Sky Capital UK and previously trainer and stock picker for Hoodless Brennan, before joining Lewis Charles as Head of Retail Broking) and Alon Bull (former Deputy Head of Market Making at Evolution Securities). Alexander David is dedicated to providing the market insight and investment advice that institutional, corporate and private clients can trust. The Company has also made a small investment in Alexander David and Jarvis has been appointed to the board of Alexander David as a non-executive director. Jarvis will issue details on the further contract wins in due course. Commenting, Andrew Grant, Chairman of Jarvis said, "We are delighted to welcome Alexander David as a commercial client of Jarvis. We have been attracting a great deal of interest in the outsourced settlement market and will shortly have fourteen such clients using this service. Our current pipeline of enquiries for the Company's settlement and administration services is at an unprecedented level. We are currently negotiating on 13 further contracts and it is hoped that a significant proportion of these will convert to clients." For further information: Jarvis Securities plc Mathew Edmett Tel: 0870 224 1111 Daniel Stewart & Company plc Stewart Dick Tel: 0207 776 6550 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Metso Automation invests in a new global ERP solution, which will cover the whole supply chain. The investment totals approximately EUR 17 million and it will be completed by turn of 2009-2010. The new solution will be delivered by Lawson Software. Covering the whole supply chain from quotation to delivery, the new ERP solution will improve Metso Automation's supply chain performance and global transparency and support further expansion of Metso Automation's service and project business. The new ERP solution will support decision-making with enhanced planning solutions and improved demand-supply alignment. It will also improve the control and performance management for the product lines. The new solution will also enable efficient integration of global processes, data and tools in acquisitions. Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com For further information, please contact: Pasi Laine, President, Metso Automation, tel. +358 204 83 5800 Eero Oksa, IT Director, Metso Automation, tel. +358 204 83 5166


 

"Targeting Uranium and Gold" NEWS RELEASE Crosshair winter drill program recovers more high-grade uranium within 4.5-kilometer-long corridor May 24, 2007 AMEX: CXZ, TSX-V:CXX Crosshair Exploration and Mining Corp. (AMEX:CXZ, TSX-V: CXX) reports that new high-grade uranium drill intersections from the 9400-metre winter drill program continue to substantiate the potential for a large uranium deposit(s) within a 4.5-kilometre-long shear zone on the Company's Central Mineral Belt uranium project in Labrador. Results from drill holes ML-75, ML -76, ML-82 and ML-A1-16 are highly significant as they extend the Upper C Zone in all directions and further confirm geological similarities with Area 1 located 1.5 kilometres southwest. At both zones, uranium mineralization remains open for expansion in all directions, suggesting potential for either a single continuous uranium deposit and/or several satellite uranium deposits along the 4.5 kilometre shear zone. "There are very few uranium deposits around the world that show this amount of potential in terms of geometry and mineralization," says Timothy Froude, P.Geo, Senior VP Exploration. "These results continue to confirm the reliability of our exploration model and validate the significant potential of the project." The winter drill program also targeted the Lower C Zone and final assay results will be forthcoming. Highlights are as follows: Upper C Zone: To date, mineralization at the Upper C Zone has been intersected over an area measuring 700 metres in length and 400 metres of dip length. The Upper C Zone remains open in all directions. Winter drill program highlights include: Hole ML-75 intersected: * 0.131% uranium (U308) over 4.20 metres including * 0.213% U308 over 2.50 metres Hole ML-76 intersected: * 0.076% U308 over 10.45 metres including * 0.234% U308 over 2.50 metres Hole-ML-82 intersected: * 0.100% U308 over 17.9 metres including * 0.393% U308 over 4.50 metres All 21 holes targeting the Upper C Zone intercepted uranium mineralization and will be included in the upcoming NI 43-101 resource estimate. Area 1 Area 1, 1.5 kilometres southwest and on strike of the C Zone, has now been defined over a minimum strike length of 600 metres and remains open in all directions. The exposed mineralization, believed to be the southwestern extension of the Upper C Zone, has returned surface assays of 2.21% U308 and has been drill tested only to depths of 50 metres or less in most holes. The recently completed winter drilling program returned the strongest mineralization to date within the most southwestern hole, ML-A1-16. Drill highlights include: Hole ML-A1-16 intersected: * 0.110 % U308 over 11.50 metres including * 0.323% U308 over 3.0 metres Hole ML-A1-9* intersected: * 0.100% U308 over 5.23 metres including * 0.209% U308 over 2.27 metres Hole Ml-A1-3* intersected: * 0.078% U308 over 11.02 metres including * 0.218% U308 over 3.02 metres *Previously released results Full assay highlights, tables and maps have been posted on the company website: http://www.crosshairexploration.com/s/CZone.asp The Company's exploration work on the Central Mineral Belt uranium property is supervised by Timothy Froude, P.Geo., a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Senior Vice President Exploration of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. Mr. Froude has verified that the results presented above have been accurately summarized from the official assay certificates provided to the Company. A QA/QC program has been implemented consisting of standard, blank and duplicate samples. About Crosshair Crosshair is an aggressive uranium and gold exploration and development Company with select projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Company has developed into a dominant player in the exploration for uranium in the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador. The 746 sq km Central Mineral Belt Uranium Property is host to potentially three significant types of uranium mineralization - Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG - Olympic Dam), structurally controlled, shear zone ("Michelin") and unconformity types of mineralization. In addition, through option agreements with Paragon Minerals Corporation, Crosshair has secured a position in one of the most prospective massive sulphide districts in Canada as well as a promising early stage high grade gold property at South Golden Promise and Golden Promise. For more information of the Company and its properties, please visit the website at www.crosshairexploration.com. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD "Mark J Morabito" President and CEO Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. - Vancouver T: 604-681-8030 F: 604-681-8039 E: greg@crosshairexploration.com: or dan@crosshairexploration.com www.crosshairexploration.com Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information Information set forth in this news release may involve forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address a company's expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend", statements that an action or event "may", "might", "could", "should", or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following risks: the risks associated with outstanding litigation, if any; risks associated with project development; the need for additional financing; operational risks associated with mining and mineral processing; fluctuations in uranium, gold and other commodity prices; title matters; environmental liability claims and insurance; reliance on key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain officers, directors or promoters with certain other projects; the absence of dividends; competition; dilution; the volatility of our common share price and volume; and tax consequences to U.S. Shareholders. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this News Release.


 

The TradeDoubler AB (publ) Annual General Meeting (AMG) convened on Thursday. The AGM approved in accordance with the Board's proposal to pay a dividend of SEK 5.00 per share. The record date was set at May 29, 2007 and dividend is scheduled to be distributed by VPC on June 1, 2007. In his address to the Meeting, CEO William Cooper reported on the 2006 fiscal year, the first quarter of 2007 and for the company's future development opportunities. The Annual General Meeting also approved the Election Committee's proposal regarding the composition of the Board of Directors. Elisabet Annell, Kjell Duveblad, Felix Hagnö, Martin Henricson and Lars Stugemo were re-elected Board members. Kristofer Arwin, Lars Lundquist and Rolf Lydahl were elected new Board members. Kjell Duveblad was re-elected Chairman. The meeting discharged the Board members and the CEO from liability for the 2006 fiscal year. The Meeting approved the Election Committee's proposal regarding remuneration of the Board members, the compensation for committee work as well as the audit fee. The Board's proposal of principles for compensation to the Company Management was also approved. The AGM approved the Nomination committee's proposal of principles for the company's nomination procedure. The Election Committee shall comprise of representatives of the company's three largest shareholders wishing to appoint such a representative and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TradeDoubler. Chairman of the Election Committee shall be the representative of the largest shareholder, unless the members of the Election Committee decide otherwise. The Annual General Meeting renewed its authorisation of the employee option program that was decided by last years AGM. Consequently the board is authorised to allot up to 580,000 employee stock options. These are the remaining of the total 1,400,000 employee stock options in the program. For further information, please contact: Kjell Duveblad, Chairman of the Board +46 (0)703 33 54 20 William Cooper, CEO + 46 (8) 40 50 800 About TradeDoubler TradeDoubler is a Pan-European digital marketing company offering a range of performance-based marketing solutions. TradeDoubler's products and services provide companies with the tools and expertise to drive results online whether they are looking to generate sales or drive brand awareness. Headquartered in Sweden, the company boasts a unique European reach with local offices in 15 countries across Europe and a presence in a further three countries. With a breadth of expertise across multiple industry sectors and a network of more than 118,000 website publishers TradeDoubler helps deliver online results for over 1,200 advertisers across Europe including a mix of local and international companies such as Apple Store, Dell, Telia Sonera, eBay and Kelkoo. Please visit www.tradedoubler.com for further information.


 

23 May Fitch Ratings affirmed Iceland-based Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank's ("Straumur") ratings at Issuer Default 'BBB-' (BBB minus), Short-term 'F3', Individual 'C/D' and Support '3'. The Support Rating Floor is unchanged at 'BB-' (BB minus). The Outlook on the Issuer Default rating is Stable. The affirmation follows the announcement that Straumur has acquired a 62% stake in Finnish bank eQ Corporation ("eQ"). eQ is active in brokerage, asset management and corporate finance businesses. A mandatory tender offer will be launched in June 2007 for all the remaining shares and option rights in eQ. This acquisition is in line with Straumur's ambition to become a leading Nordic investment bank. eQ's business is entirely Finnish, but complements well Straumur's corporate finance and brokerage coverage in the Nordic region, given that the latter already has operations in Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, as well as the UK and the Netherlands. Straumur plans to utilize its balance sheet to expand eQ's product offering into areas such as debt financing and to support its corporate finance business. The transaction also provides Straumur with asset management operations, an area the bank was planning to expand into. eQ's businesses are essentially fee-driven activities, with very limited proprietary trading activities. This will help develop and diversify more sustainable income streams.


 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/24/07 -- Mr. Ian Rozier, President and CEO of Eastern Platinum Limited ("Eastplats") (TSX: ELR)(AIM: ELR)(JSE: EPS), is pleased to report on the results from the third and fourth batches of assay results received from the infill drilling programme at the Spitskop platinum group metals ("PGM") project in South Africa that include assay results from the Merensky Reef. Spitskop, located near Steelpoort in Mpumalanga Province, is a high grade, platinum and rhodium rich, shallow dipping, surface accessible PGM deposit with a Measured Resource in the UG2 Reef, and an Indicated Resource in the Merensky Reef as previously reported. Confirmatory drilling has been conducted across the property primarily to further evaluate the grade, reef continuity, dip and content of individual platinum group elements in the UG2 Reef. The results of the first batch of assay results from twenty-four UG2 Reef intersections were reported in a news release dated November 8th, 2006, and assay results from sixty-seven UG2 Reef intersections were reported on January 30th, 2007. The third and fourth batch of results from the UG2 were reported on May 16, 2007. Thirty-three holes of the most recent drilling programme were drilled to intersect the Merensky Reef and the assay results from fifty-eight Merensky Reef intersections from these holes are shown in Table 1. The results are summarized as follows: - The drilling and assay results from the Merensky Reef confirm the continuity of this reef across Spitzkop and that the average grades over the full Merensky Reef section are consistent with previous work conducted by Impala Platinum and reported by Eastplats. - The recent assay results confirm that the PGM grades in the Merensky are consistent with previous work reported by Eastplats and Impala Platinum, as well as the platinum rich (59%) nature, of the Merensky at Spitskop. - The average weighted average grade of the full Merensky Reef section from the recent drilling and assay results is 2.43 g/t, and the average intersected reef width is 3.21m. - Although the Merensky reef has a lower average grade than the UG2 Reef, the Merensky is considerably thicker, with an average intersected full reef width of 3.21m in the recent drilling. Stated Ian Rozier, President and CEO of Eastern Platinum Limited, "These results are important in that they greatly increase our confidence in the overall continuity of the Merensky Reef across Spitskop as well as confirming its high platinum content; at current metal prices an average grade of 2.4 g/t over 3.2m becomes extremely interesting." As part of the ongoing feasibility study for Spitskop, the objectives of the infill drilling program were to; - Confirm the continuity of the UG2 Reef; - Confirm general high PGM grade of the UG2 Reef across the property; - Confirm the high platinum and rhodium grades in the UG2; - Evaluate reef thickness, grade and continuity of the Merensky Reef; - Provide core samples for metallurgical and rock mechanics testing. Drilling was conducted by Geosearch, a division Transbor (Pty) Ltd. On site geological work and supervision was carried out by MSA Geoservices under the direction of Davminex Mineral Consultants (Pty) Ltd. Assaying was conducted by Set Point Laboratories, S.A. The data generated from the 2006/7 drill progamme will be used for mine planning for the Northern Block at Spitskop where the UG2 Reef outcrops on surface and extends to a depth of 350m at a dip of between 11 degrees and 14 degrees, and for longer term mine planning for the deeper sections in the UG2 reef and for mining the Merensky reef. With respect to the Merensky Reef, the objective in drilling was to obtain two reef intersections from each hole, one from the motherhole and one from a deflection hole, with the core from both intersections being sampled and sent for assaying. This was achieved in all but six of the thirty-three drillholes that intersected the Merensky. The assay results for the Merensky are reported on a 4 ELEMENT basis ("4E"), with average mineral content of individual PGM elements or "prill splits" being expressed in percentage terms. For purposes of clarity, all the holes drilled are reported and if no sampling or assaying was undertaken the reasons are provided. Summary of drill/assay results from Merensky are appended to this news release in Table 1. With reference to the reported results, the following should be noted; - Merensky Reef widths are "intersected" widths. - All holes are vertical. - The Merensky Reef at Spitskop dips between 11 degrees and 14 degrees. - Table 1 reports assay results over the full section of Reef. - The average metal contribution or 'prill splits' for the Merensky Reef intersections are; Pt 59%; Pd 30%; Rh 3.2%; and Au 7.5%. Spitskop is envisaged to start as a decline mining operation that will exploit high grade PGM resources in the UG2 reef at relatively shallow depth without the requirement for high capital cost shaft mine infrastructure. Spitskop is situated updip of, and adjacent to, the Kennedy's Vale project owned by Barplats Investments Limited ("Barplats"), in which Eastplats owns a 74% indirect interest, with transactions pending to increase this to 85%. Kennedy's Vale and the deeper sections of both properties could utilize the twin vertical shafts that already exist at Kennedy's Vale. This infrastructure would result in a significant reduction in capital costs for the development of deeper sections at Spitskop. Eastern Platinum Limited trades on the TSX and AIM Stock Exchanges under the trading symbol ELR and on the JSE in South Africa under the trading symbol EPS. The qualified person having prepared the contents of this news release is Mr. Ian Rozier, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., P.Eng. Certain statements included herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions by Eastplats and Barplats and as such are not a guarantee of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements due to factors such as general economic and market conditions, increased costs of production and a decline in metal prices. Eastplats is under no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws. S&P/TSX Composite Index TABLE 1 SUMMARY OF DRILL/ASSAY DATA - MERENSKY Hole Depth to Top Av. Grade Intersected Reef Number of Merensky Reef 4E(g/t) Thickness (m) ------ ---------------- --------- ---------------- SP10 261.39 3.20 2.44 SP10U7 258.31 4.92 2.19 SP18U4 225.55 1.91 3.35 SP18U6 225.14 1.68 3.98 SP19 176.44 0.94 2.99 SP19U5 176.29 1.15 3.34 SP22 215.81 2.00 9.61 SP22U4 215.66 1.89 8.32 SP25 234.97 5.39 2.47 SP25U2 233.21 1.75 4.20 SP27 108.04 3.59 2.68 SP27U5 107.98 1.65 2.82 SP31 60.83 2.02 3.02 SP31U4 60.85 1.09 3.11 SP34 392.56 1.95 1.93 SP34U2 392.75 3.08 1.74 SP35 324.06 2.85 1.42 SP35U5 323.68 3.81 2.04 SP36 190.39 2.35 0.84 SP35U5 190.49 4.05 1.01 SP37 297.59 3.13 2.81 SP37U3 297.43 1.69 3.40 SP38 41.00 0.77 3.10 SP39 191.04 0.74 3.67 SP39U6 190.76 1.55 2.65 SP40 311.11 2.62 3.69 SP40U6 311.12 1.63 3.58 SP41 597.24 3.17 2.68 SP41U4 596.56 1.94 2.69 SP45 358.24 1.89 3.13 SP45U5 358.23 0.92 3.08 SP46 509.32 1.18 7.33 SP46U4 509.32 0.31 7.41 SP47 275.96 2.89 3.86 SP47U4 275.87 1.82 3.76 SP49 412.31 2.85 2.01 SP49U3 412.55 1.74 1.93 SP50 235.85 2.51 1.82 SP50U1 235.48 5.26 2.00 SP51U3 376.96 4.75 2.84 SP51U4 376.92 1.93 2.92 SP52 363.50 1.62 3.36 SP52U5 363.70 2.93 3.34 SP53 392.47 0.26 0.42 SP54 451.29 2.78 0.30 SP57 47.45 2.14 3.01 SP57U4 47.58 2.38 3.25 SP58 486.16 3.55 2.04 SP58U5 486.19 1.18 2.07 SP59 417.73 4.36 3.37 SP59U5 417.92 2.22 3.09 SP60U1 384.33 1.93 0.94 SP61 235.06 4.48 3.44 SP61U1 235.03 7.10 3.76 SP62U4 330.25 1.60 9.75 SPD01 183.08 0.66 3.16 SPD04U1 2.6352 2.44 3.67 SPD07U2 86.61 2.38 3.27 Contacts: Eastern Platinum Limited Mr. Ian Rozier, M.Sc., P.Eng. President & CEO (604) 685-6851 (604) 685-6493 (FAX) Email: info@eastplats.com Website: www.eastplats.com NOMAD: Canaccord Adams Limited, London +44 20 7050 6752 Email: Robin.Birchall@canaccordadams.com or Clayton.Bush@can


 

OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE, MAY 24, 2007 Outotec has signed a contract with Sierra Rutile Ltd., a subsidiary of Titanium Resources Group Ltd., for the design and expansion of Sierra Rutile's land-based processing plants in Sierra Leone, Western Africa. Outotec is working closely with Sierra Rutile Ltd. and is responsible for implementation of the entire expansion project. The new addition will utilize concentrate from two existing dredges and concentrators. It will first be upgraded using Outotec Spirals and a FLOATEX® Density Separator, and then dried. The dried ore will be sent to the new mineral separation plant for production of final products using advanced HE Rare-Earth Roll Magnetic Separators and eForce® High-tension Electrostatic Separators. Outotec's laboratories in Jacksonville, USA and Perth, Australia were involved in the extensive testing program and flowsheet design. The expanded plant, with a design capacity of approximately 300,000 tpa rutile and 70,000 tpa ilmenite, is scheduled for completion in early 2008. For further information please contact: Outotec (USA) Inc. John Elder, President Tel. +1 904 353 3681 E-mail: psdsales@outotec.com Outotec Oyj Eila Paatela Vice President - Corporate Communications Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198 E-mail: eila.paatela@outotec.com DISTRIBUTION Main media www.outotec.com


 

The prospectus is now available at Simrad Optronics ASA's web site at www.simrad-optronics.com, and at the web sites of the managers www.first.no and www.terra.no. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reference is made to stock exchange notices of 24 January 2007 and 9 May 2007 regarding capital increase in Simrad Optronics ASA. Simrad Optronics ASA issued 21,422,965 new shares through the acquisition of Vinghøg and 8,590,463 new shares through the private placement made to management companies owned by Capital Group International Inc., totaling 30,013,428 new shares to be listed on Oslo Børs. Pursuant to the publication of the listing prospectus 23 May 2007, the new shares will be listed and admitted for trading on Oslo Børs 25 May 2007. The prospectus is published in electronic form only. Investors who require a paper copy of the prospectus are asked to contact Simrad Optronics ASA or the managers on the following addresses: Simrad Optronics ASA Kabelgaten 4b P.O. Box 174 Økern N-0509 Oslo Norway First Securities ASA Fjordalléen 16 P.O. Box 1441 Vika N-0115 Oslo Norway Terra Securities ASA Munkedamsveien 35 P.O. Box 2349 N-0201 Oslo Norway For further information please contact CFO Kristian Haneberg (+47) 905 99 916, kh@simrad-optronics.no.


 

Following consultation with Ericsson's major shareholders, the Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Board of Directors has proposed that the Long-Term Variable Compensation Program 2007 be modified to meet the company's needs and shareholder interests. The Board of Directors has decided to make two changes to the previous proposal: the threshold for the awarding of shares to top executives has been raised, and the proposal has been separated into a number of individual components. The program is now divided into three plans: a Stock Purchase Plan designed to award one matching share for each share invested under the plan; a plan for up to 6 300 key contributors to receive a second matching share; and a third plan embracing 220 top executives who earn a further four, six or eight matching shares provided that certain financial goals are met. The program is based on the same principles as the proposal put to the 2007 Annual General Meeting: that each and every employee is invited to participate in the program, and that those participating need to invest in Ericsson shares. Key contributors asked to participate in plans with higher acquisitions of shares are identified based on criteria such as individual performance, competence and potential. For the 220 top executives, the Board proposes an increase in the threshold for the allocation of shares to 5 percent average annual earnings per share growth during the three years performance measurement period. The previous proposal required 3 percent. The current proposal gives Ericsson's shareholders the opportunity to vote for each of the respective plans, including financing. The plans can be financed in different ways. The Board of Directors has evaluated two alternative suggestions for financing and proposes that treasury stock is used for matching. This alternative is significantly cheaper, and demands a 90 percent majority approval. The second alternative, which requires a simple majority, is an agreement with a third party to transfer shares to employees. The Long-Term Variable Compensation Program aims to encourage commitment among employees and stimulate long-term value creation throughout Ericsson. Major shareholders have declared their support for the proposal. According to Swedish law, a 90 percent majority is required in decisions on the allocation of new shares to employees. The Long-Term Variable Compensation Program presented to the Annual General Meeting in April 2007 was approved by 88.5 percent of the shares represented. The Chairman of the Board, Michael Treschow, has since consulted major shareholders. These consultations have included both the owners that supported the original proposal and those who voted against it. As a result of these consultations, the Board has made some modifications to the original proposal. The Board of Directors intends to evaluate all share-based compensation programs before the 2008 AGM. Notices to the shareholders, including the Board of Directors' complete proposals for resolutions, frequently asked questions and a summary of the proposals, are available at www.ericsson.com. The proposals will be sent to shareholders on request. Notice of the 2007 Extraordinary General Meeting will be published in Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Nyheter, the Financial Times (European edition) and in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar at the website www.bolagsverket.se. The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at the Globen Annex, Globentorget, Stockholm, Thursday, May 28, at 3pm. NOTE TO EDITORS The notice to shareholders, as well as a summary of the proposals, is attached to this press release as PDF documents. Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. Read more at: http://www.ericsson.com FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Ericsson Media Relations Phone: +46 8 719 6992 E-mail: press.relations@ericsson.com Ericsson Investor Relations Phone: +46 8 719 0000 E-mail: investor.relations.se@ericsson.com


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open lower Thursday on weaker European and Asian markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to open just above 13,500, which is serving as a psychological short-term support level, says Geoff Langham of CMC Markets. However, "a move below here may well set up a retest of mid-May lows around 13,350," he says. On the economic calender, the focus will be on U.S. new home sales figures for April, due at 1400 GMT. The market is expecting a reading of 860,000, Langham says. Durable good orders and jobless claims are due at 1230 GMT and business confidence at 1400 GMT. CMC Markets is calling the Dow Jones Industrial Average to open down 14 points at 13,511, the S&P 500 down 2.8 points at 1519.4 and the Nasdaq 100 down 3 points at 1901. EUROPEAN MARKETS: European markets are lower midday, after former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspans warning about Chinese stocks prompted selling in Asia and the U.S. Greenspan was reported as saying he feared a dramatic contraction in the Chinese stock market. Londons FTSE 100 is down 0.3% at 6594.60, with miners leading the decline. Shares in BHP Billiton slipped 1.7%, while Xstrata shares declined 1.7%. In Frankfurt, the DAX is down 0.3% at 7714.12, on lower global market sentiment, following Greenspans warnings. In Paris the CAC 40 is down 0.9% at 6066.56. Bunds and gilts are higher, supported by weak European equity markets. June bunds are up 0.16 at 112.59 and June gilts are up 0.16 at 105.92. The dollar is trading mostly higher in Europe as the market waits to see whether the latest U.S. economic data will confirm the hawkish sentiment in the market. At 1025 GMT, the dollar was down at Y121.30, the euro had fallen to $1.3430, while the pound was unchanged at $1.9860. =========================== TOP STORIES: BARCLAYS 1Q PRETAX PFT +15% AS BARCAP SURGES: Barclays PLC (BCS) said that profit before tax for the first quarter 2007 was up 15% from the same period in 2006, led by the best quarter ever for its Barclays Capital investment banking business. (By Henry Teitelbaum) AIR FRANCE-KLM RESULTS SOAR; ORDERS NEW PLANES: Air France-KLM (3112.FR), the worlds largest airline by revenue, reported a better-than-expected improvement in its fiscal-year earnings, fueled by solid traffic growth in its main markets and continued cost-cutting efforts, and announced a large new plane order. (By David Pearson) RICHEMONT FY NET PFT +21%, DUNHILL ON THE MEND: Luxury goods maker Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (CFR.VX) Thursday reported a 21% increase in full-year net profit on strong demand for premium watches and jewelry, announced a higher dividend and said the turnaround of its unprofitable Alfred Dunhill brand is imminent. (By Martin Gelnar) OECD UPS AREA GROWTH FORECAST FOR 07 TO 2.7%: The global economy is experiencing a smooth rebalancing of growth, with the euro zone and Japan taking up the slack as the U.S. economy has slowed, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. (By Paul Hannon) ============================ INSIGHT & ANALYSIS FROM DOW JONES NEWSWIRES: =FOREX FOCUS: The dollar may yet snap back down, but support for the U.S. currency looks set to remain strong for now. (By Nicholas Hastings) =CHARTING EUROPE: ICE July Brent crude futures managed to break above $70.84 a barrel resistance this morning, having been capped by it these past few days. The contract remains bullish and now targets $71.31 resistance, the mid-August low, and then $71.61, the Aug. 23 low, and $72.70, the end of July low. (By Axel Rudolph) =ASSET CLASS: Short sterling futures, which only a few months ago were pegging the peak of the current U.K. interest rate cycle at 5.25%, are now looking for them to top out at 6.0%. (By Alan Mattich) =========================== STILL TO COME COUNTRY PERIOD ET/GMT 0830/1230 US Apr Durable Goods 0830/1230 CAN 1Q Fincl Statistics For Enterprises 0830/1230 US May 19 Jobless Claims 10001400 US Apr New Home Sales 1000/1400 US May 12 DJ-BTMU Business Barometer 1030/1430 US May 18 US Energy Dept Natural Gas Stocks 1630/2030 US Money Supply =========================== OTHER NEWS: German business confidence failed to print a new record high in May, but remained at a high level, indicating healthy future growth, a monthly survey from the Ifo institute showed. (Data Snap by Nina Koeppen) Germanys economic upswing significantly slowed at the start of 2007, as a slump in private consumption and falling exports offset buoyant investment spending, data from the Federal Statistics Office confirmed. (Data Snap by Nina Koeppen) William Morrison Supermarkets PLC (MRW.LN), the U.K. supermarket chain that has been at the center of bid speculation recently, said that it continues to make steady progress in the current financial year, with underlying sales up 4%, and vowed to retain ownership of its vast property. (By Lilly Vitorovich) U.K. lawmakers referred British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSY), the dominant British pay television operator, to an antitrust body, over BSkyBs ownership of a 17.9% stake in ITV PLC (ITV.LN). (By Jessica Hodgson) French reinsurer Scor SA (SCO) reported a 43% jump in first-quarter net profit, led by the acquisition of Revios. (By Nicolas Parasie) Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group PLC (RSA.LN) said it will pay DKK6.4 billion (GBP584 million) for the 25% of shares it doesnt already own in Danish insurer Codan A/S (CODAN.KO), in an offer that will be part-funded with GBP300 million in new shares. (By Margot Patrick) Germanys E.ON AG (EON) said that it has founded a joint venture in Russia, which marks its entry in that market, and added that it intends to take part in the privatization of Russian power producer Territory Generation Co. No. 10 (TGKJ.RS), or TGK-10. (By Jan Hromadko) Burberry Group PLC (BRBY.LN) reported a 12% rise in full-year underlying earnings as shoppers snapped-up the U.K. luxury goods retailers latest clothing range and accessories, placing the group in a strong position for the new financial year. (By Lilly Vitorovich) German sports wear maker Puma AG (PUM.XE) said its management and supervisory board backed French group PPR S.A.s (12148.FR) takeover bid and recommended shareholders accept the EUR330 per Puma share offer. (By Julia Mengewein) Insurer Old Mutual PLC (OML.LN) turned in a 46% rise in first-quarter net profit, but cautioned that growth during the year would be limited by the strength of sterling against other currencies. (By Robb M. Stewart) Daily Mail & General Trust PLC (DMGT.LN) posted a 24% rise in first half pretax pre-items profit, but warned that growth was likely to slow in the second half of its fiscal year. (By Jessica Hodgson) Engineering group Invensys PLC (ISYS.LN) swung to a full-year pretax profit driven by increased orders in its rail and process systems businesses. (By Molly Dover) International telecommunications operator Cable & Wireless PLC (CW.LN) said fiscal year pre-tax profit more than doubled and that progress in turning around its previously ailing U.K. unit was ahead of schedule. (By Daniel Thomas)


 

FORM 38.5(a) DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY (Rule 38.5(a) of the Takeover Code) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of exempt principal trader | HSBC Bank Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Company dealt in | Homeserve Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | Ordinary Shares | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 1) | | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Date of dealing | 23rd May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. DEALINGS (Note 2) (a) Purchases and sales +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price paid | Lowest price paid | | securities | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | | purchased | | | |--------------------------+--------------------+-------------------| | 618 | 1,920.25p | 1,915.15p | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price | Lowest price | | securities | received | received | | sold | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | |------------------------+---------------------+--------------------| | 520 | 1,910.85p | 1,910.85p | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, | Long/short | Number of | Price per | | e.g. CFD | (Note 4) | securities | unit | | | | (Note 5) | (Note 3) | |----------------+------------+---------------------+---------------| | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of securities to|Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option | |name,e.g|selling, |which the option |price |American, |date |moneypaid/received| |call |purchasing,|relates (Note 5) | |European | |per unit (Note 3) | |option |varying etc| | |etc. | | | |--------+-----------+-----------------------+--------+----------+------+------------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit | | | | (Note 3) | |-----------------------+----------------------+--------------------| | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 3. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. .................................................. .................................................. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 24th May 2007 | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Contact name | Seema Soni | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Telephone number | 0207 992 1565 | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Name of offeree/offeror with which | Domestic & General Group | | connected | Plc | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Nature of connection (Note 6) | Connected Advisor | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 38.5(a) can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

FORM 38.5(a) DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY (Rule 38.5(a) of the Takeover Code) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of exempt principal trader | HSBC Bank Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Company dealt in | Freeport Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | Ordinary Shares | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 1) | | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Date of dealing | 23rd May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. DEALINGS (Note 2) (a) Purchases and sales +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price paid | Lowest price paid | | securities | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | | purchased | | | |--------------------------+--------------------+-------------------| | 1000 | 364.25p | 364.25p | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price | Lowest price | | securities | received | received | | sold | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | |-------------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 0 | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, | Long/short | Number of | Price per | | e.g. CFD | (Note 4) | securities | unit | | | | (Note 5) | (Note 3) | |----------------+------------+---------------------+---------------| | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of securities to|Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option | |name,e.g|selling, |which the option |price |American, |date |moneypaid/received| |call |purchasing,|relates (Note 5) | |European | |per unit (Note 3) | |option |varying etc| | |etc. | | | |--------+-----------+-----------------------+--------+----------+------+------------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit | | | | (Note 3) | |-----------------------+----------------------+--------------------| | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 3. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. .................................................. .................................................. +------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 24th May 2007 | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Contact name | Seema Soni | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Telephone number | 0207 992 1565 | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Name of offeree/offeror with which connected | Freeport Plc | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Nature of connection (Note 6) | Connected Advisor | +------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 38.5(a) can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Martinsried/Munich, May 24, 2007. The biotech company MediGene AG (Frankfurt, Prime Standard: MDG) announces the appointment of Dr. Thomas Klaue as Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Klaue has more than 15 years of international management experience in the chemistry/pharmaceutical, technology, and the aerospace industry. In these positions he successfully developed and implemented corporate strategies, M&A transactions and corporate finance models. He also managed a global business unit. Dr. Klaue will assume office at MediGene on June 15, 2007. Currently Dr. Klaue is a partner at Fozzati Partners LLC, Frankfurt, a private investment bank where he acts as an advisor on business transactions for major financial investors. Prior to that he was Vice President Business Development with Infineon Technologies AG for more than five years, where he held several senior management positions. He established the emerging biochip business, managed the strategic investment group and the corporate venture capital fund, and was head of M&A, organizational development, and cooperations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Prior to that he was Vice President M&A at DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG, Munich (today's EADS) for five years. Before that, he was the Director and head of department for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry at the Treuhandanstalt, Berlin, the federal organization in charge of privatizing the east German Economy, where he gained four years of experience in reorganization and privatization. Dr. Klaue is a chemical engineer and holds a doctorate in business economics. He obtained his management education at the MIT Sloan School and as a Harvard Business School graduate in Boston, USA. Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at MediGene AG, comments: "I am very pleased that we have been able to win Dr. Thomas Klaue as Chief Financial Officer for MediGene, a top-class manager and experienced financial expert. Both the Executive and Supervisory Boards are convinced that, based on his relevant experiences in international management, his expertise in several industries, and his extensive experience and contacts in the capital market, Dr. Klaue will substantially contribute to driving forward the company's financial and operational development." Dr. Thomas Klaue, the designated Chief Financial Officer of MediGene AG, comments: "MediGene has developed a highly interesting product pipeline. I am confident that this provides the basis for a very promising future, and I look forward to contribute to MediGene's future development." This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of MediGene as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are no guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. MediGene disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements. The MediGeneTM Logo is a trademark of MediGene AG. - ends - MediGene AG is a publicly quoted (Frankfurt: Prime Standard: MDG) biotechnology company located in Martinsried/Munich, Germany, with subsidiaries in Oxford, UK and San Diego, USA. MediGene is the first German biotech company with a drug on the market. A second drug has been approved by the FDA. A third drug was recently inlicensed to market this drug in Europe. In addition, several drug candidates are currently in clinical development. MediGene also possesses innovative platform technologies. Contact MediGene AG: Email: investor@medigene.com Fax: ++49 - 89 - 85 65 - 2920 Julia Hofmann/Dr. Georg Dönges, Public Relations Tel.: ++49 - 89 - 85 65 - 3317 Dr. Michael Nettersheim, Investor Relations Tel.: ++49 - 89 - 85 65 - 2946 --- End of Message --- MediGene AG Lochhamer Strasse 11 Martinsried / München Germany WKN: 502090; ISIN: DE0005020903 ; Index: Prime All Share, CDAX, TECH All Share, HDAX, MIDCAP, TecDAX; Listed: Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Freiverkehr in Bayerische Börse München, Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf, Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


 

Long-term concept reveals its strengths All key figures substantially improved in 2006/2007 financial year / Like-for-like sales growth in Germany and abroad / Project competence and price continuity lead to above-average success at HORNBACH DIY megastores with garden centers / Group aims to increase sales to five billion euros by 2016 Frankfurt/Main, May 24, 2007. The HORNBACH Group, one of the largest operators of DIY stores and garden centers in Europe, has successfully completed its 2006/2007 financial year (February 28). The Group achieved considerable year-on-year improve-ments in all key figures, including consolidated sales, like-for-like sales, operating earnings and consolidated net income. "This success is directly attributable to the long-term orientation of our concept", commented Albrecht Hornbach, Chairman of the Board of Management of HORNBACH HOLDING AG, at the annual results press conference in Frankfurt am Main on Thursday. "HORNBACH's concept consistently focuses on customers aiming to implement larger-scale projects in their houses, flats or gardens either themselves or with help from professionals. Construction, renovation and modernization are especially popular during periods of substantial economic growth, such as that currently underway in Germany. We are feeling the effects of this more clearly than other providers in the DIY sector in the form of a marked upturn in demand." Albrecht Hornbach and CFO Roland Pelka were able to present the press with record results for 2006/2007. Total net sales at HORNBACH HOLDING AG rose by 7.5 percent to Euro 2.544 billion (previous year: Euro 2.367 billion). Sales at the most important subgroup, HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG, which was operating 120 DIY megastores with garden centers in eight European countries at the reporting date (February 28, 2007), rose by 7.1 percent to a net total of Euro 2.392 billion (previous year: Euro 2.234 billion). HORNBACH grows more rapidly than its sector Particularly pleasing developments were seen in like-for-like sales, i.e. sales excluding newly opened stores or extensions. Excluding sales tax, these sales rose by 4.0 percent across the Group (previous year: 0.5 percent). Like-for-like sales improved by 2.3 percent in Germany (previous year: -1.1 percent) and even by 7.2 percent in other countries (previous year: 3.9 percent). "HORNBACH's organic growth has thus once again enabled the company to clearly outperform the sector and its most important competitors", commented Albrecht Hornbach According to the BHB sector association, like-for-like sales in the German DIY store and garden center sector as a whole declined by 1.6 percent in the 2006 calendar year. HORNBACH managed to maintain its head start on the competition in the first quarter of the 2007 calendar year as well. Based on figures released by the BHB sector association, gross like-for-like sales rose by 6.4 percent in the German DIY store and garden center sector between January and March. This calculation accounted for sales tax in order to make the rate of change comparable following the increase in the sales tax rate since January 2007. Based on the same method of calculation, i.e. including sales tax, HORNBACH increased its like-for-like sales by 10.1 percent over the same period. Major competitors showed below-average performances. Earnings significantly improved Combined with a stable gross margin and reduced store and administration expenses, the pleasing level of sales growth led to a marked increase in all key earnings figures at the HORNBACH Group in the past financial year. The operating earnings (EBIT) of HORNBACH HOLDING AG rose by 29.6 percent to Euro 119.1 million (previous year: Euro 91.8 million). Consolidated income more than doubled from Euro 32.0 million to Euro 75.9 million (plus 136.8 percent). Operating earnings (EBIT) at the largest subgroup, HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG, grew by 36.9 percent to Euro 96.1 million (previous year: Euro 70.2 million), with consolidated net income increasing by 143.1 percent to Euro 60.7 million (previous year: Euro 24.9 million). As a result, earnings per share more than doubled at the two publicly listed companies, amounting to Euro 7.92 at HORNBACH HOLDING AG and to Euro 3.95 at HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG. Consumers honor honest pricing policy According to Albrecht Hornbach, the reliable pricing policy adopted by his company had also contributed substantially to the results for the past financial year. "There is hardly any other retail company which published its approach to the increase in sales tax as clearly and unambiguously as did HORNBACH. We communicated in interviews and via our website in July 2006 already that HORNBACH would keep its prices stable up to the tax increase on January 1, 2007. On the day itself, we then simply factored the higher tax rate into the price calculations." Tests undertaken by consumer protection organizations had revealed that numerous retailers had attempted to introduce clandestine price increases from the middle of 2006 already. At the beginning of the new year, consumers had then been led to believe that prices had remained stable based on the motto "we will let you off the sales tax increase". Albrecht Hornbach stressed that he was "convinced that most customers will have seen through this maneuver. One thing I can say with absolute certainty is that HORNBACH has benefited far more substantially from its transparent, honest pricing policies than some competitors did from their apparent "tax rebates" at the beginning of the year." HORNBACH had done very good business both in the months preceding and in the months following the tax increase, underlined Hornbach. This made it clear that the trust placed in pricing policies was one of customers' key criteria when selecting their DIY megastore and garden center. "We see this as providing confirmation of our permanent low price strategy based on absolute transparency, continuity and reliability." Climate debate - energy-saving projects in great demand The debate currently underway around the world with regard to global warming and climate protection has led to a marked increase in demand for energy-saving and environmental protection projects at HORNBACH. "Our company recognized this need at an early stage and developed the right products", stressed Albrecht Hornbach. As examples of such projects, he referred to the insulation of facades, the replacement of outdated central-heating boilers and the use of rainwater for residential buildings and gardens. Further increase in international share of sales HORNBACH's market share in Germany increased from 7.7 percent in the 2005 calendar year to 8.1 percent in 2006. At the same time, the international share of sales at the HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG subgroup rose from 35 percent to 36 percent. According to Roland Pelka, the share of sales generated by the foreign megastores is set to increase further to more than 40 percent in the coming years. 13 new store openings planned by 2009 Although delays in building permits meant that no new HORNBACH DIY megastores with garden centers were opened in the past financial year, the current and coming financial year are expected to see a total of 13 new store openings, of which up to eleven will be located outside Germany. New megastores of the latest generation, with combined drive-in facilities, have already been opened in Munich, Darmstadt and the Dutch town of Alblasserdam in the current financial year to date. These are set to be followed in June by the opening of a store in Bucharest, and thus of the Group's first location in Rumania. This will mark the eighth country in which HORNBACH operates outside Germany. Sales to double by 2016 "We plan to achieve sales growth in a medium single-digit percentage range in the current financial year and in a high single-digit percentage range in the subsequent year," commented company boss Hornbach with regard to the outlook. HORNBACH had also set itself ambitious targets for the following years. "We aim to maintain our organic growth, opening seven new stores on average every year. In this way, the HORNBACH Group intends to double its sales to five billion euros by 2016." Key Figures of the HORNBACH HOLDING AG GROUP (in Euro million unless otherwise state) 2006/2007 2005/2006 ± % Net sales 2,544 2,367 7.5 of which in other European countries 862 788 9.4 Gross margin (as % of sales) 35.3 % 35.2 % EBITDA 196.9 180.1 9.3 EBIT 119.1 91.8 29.6 Earnings before taxes 83.1 52.5 58.4 Consolidated net income 75.9 32.0 136.8 Earnings per preference share (Euro) 7.92 3.40 132.9 Number of employees at HORNBACH Group 12,156 12,014 1.2 Capital expenditure 123 208 -40.8 Total assets 1,842 1,794 2.7 Shareholders' equity 630 559 12.7 Shareholders' equity as % of total assets 34.2 % 31.1 % Key Figures of the HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG GROUP (in Euro million unless otherwise stated) 2006/2007 2005/2006 ± % Net sales 2,392 2,234 7.1 of which in Germany 1,530 1,446 5.8 of which in other European countries 862 788 9.4 Like-for-like sales growth (excluding sales tax) 4.0 % 0.5 % Gross margin (as % of sales) 36.0 % 35.7 % EBITDA 160.4 136.7 17.4 EBIT 96.1 70.2 36.9 Earnings before taxes 72.9 43.6 67.2 Consolidated net income 60.7 24.9 143.1 Earnings per share (Euro) 3.95 1.64 140.9 Number of employees 11,577 11,419 1.4 Capital expenditure 88 144 -39.3 Total assets 1,331 1,286 3.5 Shareholders' equity 471 415 13.4 Shareholders' equity as % of total assets 35.4 % 32.3 % (Percentage changes rounded up on the basis of Euro 000s) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Investor Relations | Note: | | Axel Müller | The annual reports of | | Tel: (+49) 0 63 48/ 60 - | HORNBACH HOLDING AG and | | 2444 | HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG for the 2006/2007 | | Fax: (+49) 0 63 48/ 60 - | financial year have been published on | | 4299 | the internet at: | | E-mail: | www.hornbach-group.com | | invest@hornbach.com | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ About HORNBACH The HORNBACH Group is one of Europe's largest operators of DIY megastores with garden centers. In addition to the largest operating subgroup, HORNBACH-Baumarkt-AG (DIY megastores with garden centers), the overall HORNBACH HOLDING AG Group also comprises the subgroups of HORNBACH Baustoff Union GmbH (regional builders' merchant and construction materials business) and HORNBACH Immobilien AG (real estate and location development). The HORNBACH DIY megastores with garden centers have an average size of almost 11,000 square meters, a figure unmatched by any other competitor in Germany and Europe. Founded in 1877, the family-run company, which has its roots in the Palatinate region, was first publicly listed in 1987. HORNBACH currently operates 123 DIY megastores with garden centers in eight countries, of which 91 are in Germany. Its sales concept and product range are entirely tailored to the needs of project and professional customers. HORNBACH guarantees its customers permanently low prices and is thus the price leader in the sector. The high quality of advice and excellent service provided by the company have been attested in numerous independent tests and studies. Pioneering achievements, such as the first combined DIY store with a garden center (1968), the first megastore (1980) and the first DIY store with a drive-in facility (2003) provide proof of HORNBACH's ongoing innovative power. Since 2001, a strategic partnership has been in place with the British retail group Kingfisher. HORNBACH has acted as "job machine" for decades, with more than 12,000 employees now participating in the success of the company. --- End of Message --- HORNBACH HOLDING AG Le Quartier Hornbach 19 Neustadt an den Weinstraße Germany WKN: 608343; ISIN: DE0006083439 ; Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, SDAX; Listed: Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


 

Following the strategy to expand the Latin American platform, Securitas has acquired 71 percent of the shares in Seguridad Burns de Colombia S.A. The purchase of the remaining 29 percent of the shares is agreed to take place in 2010 and will be based on the financial performance of the company in 2009. Total enterprise value is estimated to MSEK 34. Burns de Colombia is an important player with a good reputation and history in the Colombian security services market. The company has a quality portfolio and approximately 1.000 employees. Annual sales of the company are about MCOL 21.500 (MSEK 72). Colombia has over the past three years had GDP growth of 5 to 7 percent and an inflation rate of less than 5 percent. The security services market in Colombia is very fragmented. The market is forecasted to grow 10 to 12 percent annually in the short to mid term. The acquisition will be integrated in Securitas as of June 1, 2007. This press release is also available at: www.securitas.com Information: Gisela Lindstrand, Senior vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, phone +46 8 657 7332 or +46 70 287 8662


 

Securitas AB (publ) has signed a three year EUR 550 million Multi-Currency Term Loan Facility. The Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners were BNP Paribas, Citi, The Royal Bank of Scotland and SEB. The Facility will be used for refinancing of expiring committed financing as well as for general corporate purposes. The syndication was oversubscribed having been launched at EUR 450 million. The following banks joined as Arrangers: Bank of America Securities Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, Commerzbank, Hamburg Branch, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, DnB NOR Bank ASA, Sweden Branch, ING, Nordea, Societe Generale. KBC BANK NV and Lloyds TSB Bank plc joined as Co Arrangers. For more information about this transaction please contact: Olof Bengtsson, Senior Vice President Corporate Finance Telephone: +44 20 8432 6526 This press release is also available at: www.securitas.com


 

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced it has responded to the Qualcomm lawsuit filed in the Western District of Wisconsin on 2 April, 2007. Nokia remains confident that its products do not infringe either of the two Qualcomm patents-in-suit and asserts that both patents are invalid. Nokia also filed, in the same court, patent counter assertions against Qualcomm for its infringement of six Nokia implementation patents used in Qualcomm GSM/WCDMA and CDMA2000 chipsets. These six patents are not essential for the practice of standards, however they provide substantial benefits when used. In its previous litigation filings Qualcomm has sought injunctions against Nokia. Therefore, Nokia is seeking damages and also an injunction against Qualcomm's infringing chipsets. "Over the past 19 months Qualcomm has filed 11 patent litigation cases against Nokia seeking damages and injunctions," said Rick Simonson, chief financial officer, Nokia. "Nokia has now filed its first counter action to address Qualcomm's unauthorized use of Nokia technology. We will continue to defend ourselves and exercise all rights according to our extensive IPR portfolio." The implementation patents cited in the Nokia counterclaim filing relate primarily to multi-band/multi-mode technologies, that allow seamless and transparent roaming for consumers, and direct conversion technologies that reduce handset and chipset size, cost and power consumption. These technologies have had a significant role in the success of Nokia devices. Qualcomm, through its unauthorized use of Nokia patents, has copied these innovations and made them available to its chipset customers. Since the early 1990's Nokia has pioneered the development of a number of technologies that have enabled the creation of smaller and less expensive devices and have improved the user experience for consumers. Nokia has built one of the strongest and broadest IPR portfolios in the wireless industry over the last 15 years through extensive investments in research and development. Nokia will continue to vigorously defend itself against infringement and unauthorized use of its intellectual property. About Nokia Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. It should be noted that certain statements herein which are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding: A) the timing of product and solution deliveries; B) our ability to develop, implement and commercialize new products, solutions and technologies; C) expectations regarding market growth, developments and structural changes; D) expectations regarding our mobile device volume growth, market share, prices and margins; E) expectations and targets for our results of operations; F) the outcome of pending and threatened litigation; and G) statements preceded by "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "foresee," "target," "estimate," "designed," "plans," "will" or similar expressions are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's best assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it. Because they involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from the results that we currently expect. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: 1) competitiveness of our product portfolio; 2) our ability to identify key market trends and to respond timely and successfully to the needs of our customers; 3) the extent of the growth of the mobile communications industry, as well as the growth and profitability of the new market segments within that industry which we target; 4) the availability of new products and services by network operators and other market participants; 5) our ability to successfully manage costs; 6) the intensity of competition in the mobile communications industry and our ability to maintain or improve our market position and respond successfully to changes in the competitive landscape; 7) the impact of changes in technology and our ability to develop or otherwise acquire complex technologies as required by the market, with full rights needed to use; 8) timely and successful commercialization of complex technologies as new advanced products and solutions; 9) our ability to protect the complex technologies, which we or others develop or that we license, from claims that we have infringed third parties' intellectual property rights, as well as our unrestricted use on commercially acceptable terms of certain technologies in our products and solution offerings; 10) our ability to protect numerous Nokia patented, standardized, or proprietary technologies from third party infringement or actions to invalidate the intellectual property rights of these technologies; 11) our ability to manage efficiently our manufacturing and logistics, as well as to ensure the quality, safety, security and timely delivery of our products and solutions; 12) inventory management risks resulting from shifts in market demand; 13) our ability to source quality components and sub-assemblies without interruption and at acceptable prices; 14) Nokia's and Siemens' ability to successfully integrate the operations, personnel and supporting activities of their respective businesses as a result of the merger of Nokia's networks business and Siemens' carrier-related operations for fixed and mobile networks forming Nokia Siemens Networks; 15) whether, as a result of investigations into alleged violations of law by some current or former employees of Siemens, government authorities or others take actions against Siemens and/or its employees that may involve and affect the carrier-related assets and employees transferred by Siemens to Nokia Siemens Networks, or there may be undetected additional violations that may have occurred prior to the transfer, or ongoing violations that may occur after the transfer, of such assets and employees that could result in additional actions by government authorities; 16) the expense, time, attention and resources of Nokia Siemens Networks and our management to detect, investigate and resolve any situations related to alleged violations of law involving the assets and employees of Siemens carrier-related operations transferred to Nokia Siemens Networks; 17) any impairment of Nokia Siemens Networks customer relationships resulting from the ongoing government investigations involving the Siemens carrier-related operations transferred to Nokia Siemens Networks; 18) developments under large, multi-year contracts or in relation to major customers; 19) general economic conditions globally and, in particular, economic or political turmoil in emerging market countries where we do business; 20) our success in collaboration arrangements relating to development of technologies or new products and solutions; 21) the success, financial condition and performance of our collaboration partners, suppliers and customers; 22) any disruption to information technology systems and networks that our operations rely on; 23) exchange rate fluctuations, including, in particular, fluctuations between the euro, which is our reporting currency, and the US dollar, the Chinese yuan, the UK pound sterling and the Japanese yen, as well as certain other currencies; 24) the management of our customer financing exposure; 25) allegations of possible health risks from electromagnetic fields generated by base stations and mobile devices and lawsuits related to them, regardless of merit; 26) unfavorable outcome of litigations; 27) our ability to recruit, retain and develop appropriately skilled employees; and 28) the impact of changes in government policies, laws or regulations; as well as the risk factors specified on pages 12-24 of the company's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2006 under "Item 3.D Risk Factors." Other unknown or unpredictable factors or underlying assumptions subsequently proving to be incorrect could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Nokia does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required. Media Enquiries: Nokia Strategy and Technology Communications Tel. +44 7917 231 929 Nokia Communications Tel. +358 7180 34900 E-mail: press.office@nokia.com www.nokia.com --- End of Message --- NOKIA P.O. Box 226<br>FIN-00045 NOKIA GROUP Espoo WKN: 870737; ISIN: FI0009000681; Index: DJ STOXX Large 200, DJ STOXX 50; Listed: Nordic list (Large Cap) in THE HELSINKI STOCK EXCHANGE;


 

EUROPEAN OUTLOOK & US/ASIAN SUMMARIES: Prices of European shares are likely to open lower in line with losses on other markets, while government bonds try for a tentative recovery. The euro, metals and oil are little changed. STOCKS: European shares are likely to open lower Thursday, after broad gains Wednesday when miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton rose as bid speculation resurfaced in the highly acquisitive sector and potential dealmaking also lifted the telecom sector. Investors have to assess whether M&A activity is enough to propel the markets from here. U.K. spreadbetting firm Cantor Index is calling the FTSE down 16 at 6600, the DAX off 17 at 7718, the CAC down 15 at 6105, and Eurostoxx off 6 at 4465. "M&A appears to be one of the key drivers. Weve got BHP Billiton suggesting that theyre going to be even more active on the M&A front. Thats acting as a signal to investors that theres lots of cash that need to find a home," noted Peter Dixon, an economist at Commerzbank. Wall Street futures are lower on Thursday, after stocks wilted Wednesday as comments from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and worries about upcoming economic data deflated a rally fed by takeover activity. Stocks initially rose, lifting the Dow Jones industrials average briefly above 13,600 for the first time, after the market got a fresh load of deal-related news that included a possible bidding battle over aluminum producer Alcan Inc. Alcoa refused to increase its $27.62 billion offer for Alcan, but observers expect rival bids, possibly from BHP or Rio Tinto. But the excitement waned after a media report that Greenspan expressed concern that Chinas stock market, which has recently been hitting record highs, could eventually see a sharp decline. "He still carries a lot of clout," said Steven DeSanctis, small cap strategist with Prudential Equity Group, noting that U.S. investors are also very focused on the Chinese economy. "You get a data point like that and people start to take profits, get a little nervous." Corporate profits have been slowing, but remain fairly strong. A new batch of strong earnings Wednesday, particularly from retailers, reassured investors. Shares of subprime mortgage lenders such as NovaStar Financial and Accredited Home Lenders jumped on Wednesday amid signs the worst may be over for the struggling sector. In Asia, Japans share market was slightly higher, as bargain hunters grabbed banking shares off their lows following an early bout of profit-taking. Worry about Chinas stock market subsided. Profit-taking swept the Australian share market, after Wall Street retreated from a record high overnight and commodity prices continued to slip. Some dealers said the index could fall further. Chinese stocks wobbled in volatile trading and were tipping lower. Japan posted a larger-than-expected trade surplus in April on the back of healthy exports to South Korea and Europe, although exports to the U.S. fell for the first time in over two years partly due to faltering automobile demand in the worlds biggest economy. FOREX: The euro is little changed against the dollar and yen, while traders wait for the 0830 GMT release of the German May Ifo business climate index, which economists expect will show an improvement again in May compared with April. Technicals for the session are mixed and imply narrow ranges for the euro. On Wednesday, the dollar was little changed against the euro, but slipped to a two-week low versus sterling after the Bank of England gave a strong signal for additional interest rate hikes in the U.K. "Interest rates are a dominant theme in currency markets right now, and any time a central bank can come off sounding hawkish, as the BOE did (Wednesday), its currency is going to rise," said Grant Wilson, senior foreign exchange trader at Mellon Bank. Chinas central bank governor said Wednesday he believes the pace of reform of the yuan exchange rate "is good," pointing out he also faces domestic pressure to slow the yuans rise in addition to U.S. pressure to accelerate it. BONDS: European government bond prices could open mixed or slightly higher on Thursday, after falling Wednesday under pressure from the minutes of the Bank of Englands Monetary Policy Committee meeting, which revealed a unanimous 9-0 vote to raise interest rates 25 basis points to 5.50% in May, and showed members had discussed the possibility of a 50 basis point hike. Analysts said that a back-to-back 25 basis point move in June remains a possibility. Analysts said recent euro zone data should reassure the European Central Bank in its view that the economic upswing in the euro zone is robust, and pave the way for a flagged rate hike in June. U.S. Treasurys are higher so far, after sliding once again Wednesday, continuing with the bond markets now almost month-long slow grind back toward higher yields. Raymond Remy, head of fixed income at Daiwa Securities America in New York, pointed to a yield of 4.90% as the next key level for the 10-year note and 4.875% as key for the two-year Treasury. Treasury investors were also watching Wednesday the second meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, during which U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi announced an agreement on a package of measures that China will take to further open its financial services market to foreign firms. Thursday, the economic calendar starts to pick up, with investors hoping that data will bring clearer signs on the health of the U.S. economy. Jobless claims for the week of May 19 and durable-goods orders for April are due. Durable-goods orders may well be the most important number of the week as it will provide investors with a better feel for the state of U.S. capital expenditures. Orders for April are estimated to have risen for a third month in a row, with economists expecting them up 1% compared with the previous months 3.7% rise. Jobless claims are also expected to be higher, at 310,000 versus the prior weeks gain of 293,000, and new-home sales are expected to tick up to 861,000. Analysts expect Treasurys possibly rallying Thursday if the market were to see a durables figure worse than the expected 1% gain. Stronger housing data, however, could well extend Treasurys recent losses, they said. In Japan, prices of government bonds fell inline with markets elsewhere, as rising yields reflected expectations for more monetary tightening in Japan, the euro zone and the U.K. Dealers, however, reported investors are ready to buy off the dips. ENERGY: Oil prices edged 8 cents lower to $65.69 in Asian trading Thursday after a U.S. government report showed gasoline stocks rose unexpectedly. The contract rose 26 cents to settle at US$65.77 a barrel Wednesday. "The market is just looking at gasoline, and crude oil prices are tracking the gasoline market," said Tetsu Emori, chief commodities strategist with Mitsui Bussan Futures in Tokyo. Prices were supported by concerns that despite the rising gasoline stockpile, supplies would be stretched as more vehicles hit U.S. roads this summer, starting with the long Memorial Day weekend. News that Iran has expanded its uranium enrichment program, as well as unannounced exercises by the U.S. Navy off the Iranian coast, also buoyed crude prices. METALS: Spot gold is slightly lower but is still stuck within its recent range, says a Tokyo-based trader at major Japan house. "As long as gold stays in the $657-$665/oz range, we cant expect much." However, a break below $655 would trigger fresh selling and long liquidations. Spot gold was last down 40 cents at $661.60/oz. LME copper is up $65 at $7,265 and appears to be "comfortable in a range," says ANZ analyst Andrew Harrington. He notes speculation about a stock build on the Shanghai Futures Exchange has abated. But he adds that the overall mood in the metal markets appears to be softening.


 

Nýverið var undirritaður samstarfssamningur milli Teris og SAS Institute®. Samningurinn er mikil viðurkenning fyrir Teris sem hefur sett sér það markmið að vera leiðandi fyrirtæki í upplýsingatækni fyrir fjármálamarkaðinn.Samningurinn, sem er til þriggja ára, styður mjög vel við áherslur Teris, sérstaklega þegar horft er til viðskiptagreindar s.s. kreditskors, áhættustýringar o.fl. Teris mun taka í notkun svokallaða SAS® Banking Intelligence lausn fyrir gagnahögun að því er kemur fram í fréttatilkynningu.


 

READING, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2007 -- The TeleManagement Forum today announced that the Product and Service Assembly (PSA) Catalyst Initiative has been selected as the best catalyst project at TeleManagement World Nice 2007. Axiom Systems, leader in service fulfillment software for communication service providers, spearheads the PSA Catalyst, which is now in its second phase. Sponsored by some of telecommunications biggest names including British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, TeliaSonera and QinetiQ, the PSA initiative is a collaboration of vendors and service providers who are looking to solve today's largest operational problem - how to create an IT reference architecture which will streamline the NGN product/service lifecycle, bridge the service creation gap between OSS/BSS/service execution and reduce the cost of service/product production. Phase 2 of the PSA initiative demonstrates how broadband DSL, VoIP and IPTV with VOD capabilities can be dynamically created and rapidly delivered as a triple play bundled product. The award has been was given to the PSA Catalyst as it successfully demonstrates how the project has furthered TM Forum initiatives in relation to the principles of its project. The judging criteria were based on the catalyst's collaborative efforts of team members and the benefits to Service Providers as a result of the project work. The same project has also been short listed as finalist for the BT Innovation awards. "We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from the TeleManagement Forum as it is testament to both the time and hard work dedicated to the project by the member companies and the relevancy of the project to the industry", commented Brian Naughton, Team Leader of the PSA and VP Strategy and Architecture. The PSA is being showcased on Stand C4 at TeleManagement World, from May 21-24, 2007, on the ground floor of the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France. About Axiom Systems Axiom Systems is the leader in Service Fulfillment software for communications service providers. The company's AXIOSS® Suite which incorporates modules for Order Management, Service Inventory, Service Activation and the Active Catalog for service design, assembly and creation, provides customers with solutions for new products such as IPTV, VoIP, IP VPNs and Multi-Play. More Telcos around the world use AXIOSS for next generation service fulfillment than any other vendor. Global customers include AOL, Deutsche Telekom, SingTel, TeliaSonera and Telecom New Zealand. Privately held, Axiom Systems is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices worldwide. About the PSA Initiative Industry vendors involved with the PSA Initiative include: Atos Origin, Axiom Systems, BT, Cable & Wireless, Huawei, Microsoft, Oracle (Siebel), TeliaSonera, TIBCO, QinetiQ, Convergys. Contacts: Axiom Systems Martine Parsons Marketing Director +44 (0) 118 9294133 Email: mparsons@axiomsystems.com


 

Neste Oil Oyj, the logistics division of Swedish Post, Posten Logistik AB, shipping company Waxholmsbolaget Ångfartygs AB, Volvo Penta, and Scania are to work together to reduce traffic-related emissions and promote the use of biofuels in Stockholm. The parties have signed a letter of intent covering a broad-based trial of NExBTL diesel produced from renewable raw materials on land and at sea in the Stockholm area. The Swedish project is planned to be part of a broader EU project aimed at promoting the use of diesel fuel rich in premium-quality NExBTL Renewable Diesel also in other countries across Europe. The project will study areas such as how tailpipe emissions change with different levels of NExBTL blended into conventional fuel. It is also expected to highlight the flexibility and environmental benefits inherent in the use of Neste Oil's NExBTL diesel. The test period will begin in fall 2007 and last until the end of 2010. It will involve around 100 vehicles operated by Posten Logistik and two to three ships in the Stockholm archipelago operated by Waxholmsbolaget. Volvo Penta will carry out emission measurements and regular inspections of the engines of the ships in the trial. Fueled by Neste Oil's proprietary NExBTL The vehicles and ships in the trial will initially run on diesel fuel that contains around 30% NExBTL. The intention is gradually to shift to higher NExBTL content and eventually to 100% NExBTL. As part of the project, Scania will test the use of 100% NExBTL in several buses in Greater Helsinki in spring 2008. The Stockholm trial is similar to that due to begin this fall involving Neste Oil, the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council (YTV), and Helsinki City Transport, which is also aimed at reducing urban traffic-related emissions and is intended to form part of a broader EU initiative. Neste Oil Corporation Osmo Kammonen Senior Vice President, Communications Further information: Sami Oja, Manager, Marketing and Sales, Neste Oil Oyj tel. +358 10 458 5246, Simo Honkanen, Vice President, Neste Oil Oyj tel. +358 10 458 4170 and Markus Trautmann, Media manager, Posten Logistik AB, +46 8 7817433 Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company focused on advanced, clean traffic fuels, with a strategy that prioritizes growing its refining and premium-quality biodiesel businesses. Neste Oil's refineries are located at Porvoo and Naantali in Finland, and have a total refining capacity of approx. 250,000 bbl/d. The company employs around 4,700 people and its shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. For further information, see www.nesteoil.com. NExBTL (Next Generation Biomass to Liquid) Renewable Diesel is a new, premium-quality biodiesel produced from renewable feedstocks using Neste Oil proprietary technology. NExBTL offers excellent performance that comprehensively meets engine manufacturers' requirements with very low tailpipe emissions. Virtually any known vegetable oil or animal fat can be used to produce NExBTL. The first NExBTL plant is due to be completed at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery in Finland in summer 2007, and a second one at the same site towards the end of 2008. Both will have a capacity of 170,000 t/a.


 

Hakon Invest's wholly owned subsidiary Forma Publishing Group has signed an agreement to acquire Of The Wall AB (OTW). The acquisition strengthens Forma's position in the media industry. Takeover will take place in the near future. OTW is a leader in editorial communications in Sweden. Today, the Group mainly comprises contract operations within customer magazines, television and PR. Sales in 2006 amounted to SEK 82.4 M, with operating profit of SEK 14.4 M. The current owners and sellers are Pär Sundberg, Pär-Ola Jonasson, Anders Abenius and others. Forma already holds a 12-percent interest in OTW. After the ownership change, Pär Sundberg will be included in Forma's company management, with responsibility for the Forma Contract Publishing business area, in which OTW will be an important element. "OTW is a modern, exciting and successful company with which we are extremely pleased to be able to work closer. We are impressed by the growth and profitability that its management and employees have created," says Patrick Wiklund, President of Forma. After the acquisition of OTW, Forma Contract Publishing will have sales of about SEK 120 M, with a healthy margin. "It is pleasing to add an entrepreneur-driven company such as OTW to our operations," says Claes-Göran Sylvén, President of Hakon Invest and Chairman of the Board in Forma Publishing Group. "It is an exciting company that complements Forma well and further advances our position on the Nordic media market." The acquisition is the third in one year by Forma, after the purchase of B. Wahlströms Bokförlag last year and Damm Förlag at the beginning of 2007. With the acquired companies, Forma Publishing has sales exceeding SEK 900 M annually. For more information, contact: President Hakon Invest Claes-Göran Sylvén tel. +46-8-553 399 64 CEO Forma Publishing Group Patrik Widlund tel. +46-705 29 42 00 IR Manager Hakon Invest Pernilla Linger tel +46-8-553 399 55 Hakon Invest, which is listed the Nordic Exchange Large Cap, conducts active and long-term investment operations in retail-oriented companies in the Nordic region. Hakon Invest owns 40% of ICA AB, the Nordic region's leading retail company with focus on food. In addition have holdings in Forma Publishing Group, Kjell & Company, Hemma and Cervera. Further information about Hakon Invest is available at www.hakoninvest.se.


 

(Oslo 24 May 2007) Approval from the Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden concerning Block Watne Gruppen's acquisition of Prevesta AB, was granted yesterday. The approval from the Commissariat aux Assurances in Luxembourg was granted 4 May 2007. As announced 26 March 2007, the closing of the acquisition was conditional upon the Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden and the Commissariat aux Assurances (Insurance Regulatory Authority) in Luxembourg approving the indirect change of ownership of two insurance companies, Gar-Bo Försäkring AB and Agat Re SA in Luxembourg, in which Prevesta indirectly owns 33.6 percent. Based on the granted approvals, closing of the acquisition of Prevesta will take place 31 May 2007. The issuance of 6 502 242 new BWG-shares to the sellers of Prevesta will be completed in connection with the closing of the acquisition of Prevesta. Further information from: Lars Nilsen, CEO, Block Watne Gruppen ASA, tel: +47 23 24 60 00 Ketil Kvalvik, CFO, Block Watne Gruppen ASA, tel: +47 23 24 60 42, +47 90 77 13 15


 

Arnhem, the Netherlands, May 24, 2007 - Akzo Nobel's pulp and paper chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, has signed an agreement to supply, store and handle all chemicals for a greenfield pulp mill being built in Três Lagoas, Brazil. The new mill - known as the Horizonte Project - will have an annual production capacity of 1,250,000 tons of pulp, and was recently transferred to Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP) as part of an asset exchange. Under the terms of the agreement, Eka Chemicals will establish a chemical island at the new site, mainly for the production of chlorine dioxide. In addition, Akzo Nobel's pulp and paper chemicals business will also expand its existing site at Jundiaí (São Paulo) where a new production line will produce 30,000 tons of sodium chlorate a year, most of which will be destined for the same Três Lagoas mill. The total investment for Akzo Nobel amounts to around EUR 50 million. "Accelerating growth in our core markets is a key element of the company's global strategy," said Leif Darner, the Akzo Nobel Board member responsible for Chemicals. "This agreement - which runs for 15 years upon start up of the new mill - also emphasizes our commitment to expanding our activities in one of the world's most rapidly growing regions." The new investment will significantly expand Akzo Nobel's well established pulp and paper chemicals operations in Brazil, where the business already operates chemical islands at several mills. Eka Chemicals has also built up a strong business partnership with VCP, having successfully operated a chlorine dioxide plant at its pulp mill in Jacareí for the last five years. Commenting on the agreement, CEO of VCP, Jose Luciano Penido, said: "We are very pleased to have awarded this contract to Eka Chemicals. They are a proven, reliable partner with first class technology and expertise and we look forward to developing our business together in the years ahead." Added Jan Svärd, General Manager of Akzo Nobel's pulp and paper chemicals business: "As a leading supplier of pulp and paper chemicals in Brazil, we consider Três Lagoas to be a great opportunity to extend our relationship with VCP." Start up of the new mill - which will use wood exclusively from high yield eucalyptus plantations - is expected in 2009, with work on the company's new facility due to start immediately. - - - Note to editors Akzo Nobel is a Fortune Global 500 company and is listed on both the Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ stock exchanges. It is also included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and FTSE4Good Index. Based in the Netherlands, we are a multicultural organization serving customers throughout the world with coatings, chemicals and human and animal healthcare products. We employ around 62,000 people and conduct our activities in these four segments, with operating subsidiaries in more than 80 countries. Consolidated revenues for 2006 totaled EUR 13.7 billion. The financial results for the second quarter will be published on July 24, 2007. Internet: www.akzonobel.com Not for publication - for more information Akzo Nobel nv Corporate Media Relations, tel. +31 26 366 43 43 Contact: Heleen van de Lustgraaf


 

Preliminary results Video interview available now on www.cantos.com with Johann Rupert, Executive Chairman, Richemont (CFR.VX) * Results * Financial strength * Opportunities for growth * Markets and outlook This programming is available in video, audio and transcript. It's free to view. All you need to do is register at www.cantos.com Cantos.com is an online financial website where top management of companies address the critical issues facing their businesses. If you would like to contact us, please email enquiries@cantos.com.


 

Disclosure of shareholdings pursuant to Art. 20 SESTA Zug, Switzerland - May 24, 2007 - Converium Holding Ltd has been notified that Dodge & Cox, 555 California Street, 40th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94104, U.S.A., has reduced its holding of registered shares of Converium Holding Ltd, Zug to below 5%. Contacts: Marco Circelli Head of Investor Relations marco.circelli@converium.com Phone +41 44 639 91 31 Fax +41 44 639 71 31 Beat Werder Head of Public Relations beat.werder@converium.com Phone +41 44 639 90 22 Fax +41 44 639 70 22 www.converium.com


 

Agreement Will Promote Backup Power Fuel Cell Systems in Europe and Northern Africa BEND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/23/07 -- IdaTech, LLC, a global fuel cell solutions developer and manufacturer, announced an agreement with Chloride Group PLC, an international power protections solutions provider, to market and sell fuel cell backup power systems throughout Europe and Northern Africa. The synergies between the companies -- IdaTech as a leading developer of backup power fuel cell solutions and Chloride as a power protection technologies company with sales and servicing solutions for Europe -- enable the companies to further promote fuel cell solutions for critical backup power needs. Integration of fuel cell technology and uninterrupted power systems (UPS) enables solutions such as the IdaTech systems to provide extended run times of backup power for critical applications. Currently, IdaTech and Chloride are installing an ElectraGen(TM)5 fuel cell system with a PowerRack(TM) UPS in a Telecity Redbus Datacenter in Paris, France. The application of the IdaTech fuel cell system for this datacenter is to provide backup power for the critical building management systems to ensure integrity of the building's systems such as access controls, emergency lighting, telecommunications and fire alarms in case of extended power outages. The ElectraGen(TM) system will also provide a dedicated backup power system for critical applications and servers. "We are pleased to announce this collaboration with the Chloride Group, as the relationship will allow IdaTech to provide customers with an increasing range of backup power solutions throughout Europe and parts of Africa," said IdaTech President and Chief Executive Officer Hal Koyama. "The Chloride Group is a well-recognized supplier of uninterruptible power supplies, with extensive experience in providing robust backup power solutions to a wide range of companies worldwide. Their excellent reputation for high quality sales and service support makes them an outstanding partner for IdaTech to promote the use of fuel cell solutions in the 1.0 kW to 15 kW range." "As a provider of innovative critical power solutions, this agreement is particularly important to Chloride. We pride ourselves on supplying our customers with a broad range of power protection products essential for guaranteeing business continuity, with the highest level of customer service. The partnership with IdaTech allows us to continue expanding the Chloride portfolio," added David Renton, President of Chloride Sales and Service. About IdaTech IdaTech is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of clean and reliable PEM fuel cell solutions for telecommunications, commercial and industrial backup power from 1 to 15 kW. IdaTech's unique technologies provide solutions for a wide range of applications from portable to off grid power and directly support efforts towards sustainable energy. IdaTech's portfolio of industry-certified fuel cell solutions is based on the company's fuel processing, fuel cell stack and power module and fuel cell system integration capabilities. With the support of strategic partners and customers, the company's energy solutions are being deployed domestically and internationally for stationary, portable and other advanced applications. For more information on IdaTech fuel cell solutions and advanced technologies, please visit www.idatech.com. About Chloride Chloride Group PLC (LSE: CHLD.L) is a world leader and the UK's number one specialist provider of critical power protection solutions and services. Secure power is essential to ensure business continuity, and protect customers' systems and processes from the damaging effects of poor quality electrical power, which is prevalent in most world economies, including the USA and Europe. Chloride provides Total Solutions for customers' critical power protection needs, designed and tailored to their applications. Their offer covers a combination of expert system advice, proprietary equipment (including uninterruptible power supply systems and power conditioners), ancillary equipment (including diesel generators and control systems) and comprehensive service and maintenance packages. Covering a broad range of markets, Chloride supplies leading companies, for which business continuity is paramount. Market sectors include financial services, manufacturing, government, transport, healthcare, telecoms (protecting data centres and telephone network infrastructure), energy, petrochemicals and oil and gas (protecting equipment in refining plants, storage facilities, offshore drilling rigs and transportation pipe lines). Underpinning the Company's Total Solutions approach is a commitment to providing customers with excellent after sales service and support through a network of highly qualified engineers and technical support staff. This is backed up by Chloride's industry-leading diagnostic system, LIFE.net. Headquartered in London, UK, Chloride has offices worldwide, serving blue chip customers across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. Chloride's strategy is to continue its focus as a pure power protection company, and to develop its capability as a Total Solutions provider in critical power protection services. Contact: Amy Clem Marketing Communications Manager 541-322-1022


 

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The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Will Be Inaugurated on May 26th at a Ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing BEIJING -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2007 -- The new Kavli Institute in China is part of a network of fourteen institutes in the United States and Europe dedicated to furthering scientific knowledge in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The Kavli Institutes are founded by the Kavli Foundation, which supports scientific research, honors scientific achievement, and promotes public understanding of scientists and their work through an international program of research institutes, prizes, professorships, and symposia. The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences will have important national and international roles. Nationally, it will coordinate basic research on theoretical physics in China and facilitate interaction between theory and practice, as well as promote research in interdisciplinary areas among physics and other branches of science, such as astrophysics and cosmology, biophysics, nanoscience, mathematics, chemistry, life sciences, materials sciences, environmental sciences, space sciences, information and energy power. Internationally, it will host conferences, workshops, summer schools and guest scientist and visitor programs, which will promote the interaction of Chinese scientists with counterparts in other countries. The Chinese Academy of Sciences will have oversight responsibility for the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Prof. Wu Yue-liang, a theoretical physicist, is appointed as director of the Institute. He was awarded his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and has worked at Dortmund University and Mainz University in Germany, and Ohio State University and Carnegie-Mellon University in the US. In 1996, he returned to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, serving as a professor. Since 2003, he has served as a vice director of CAS Institute of Theoretical Physics. Recently, he was appointed as the Director. The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China is one of two new Kavli Institutes established by the Kavli Foundation in China. The other, the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, will carry out fundamental research on the origin and evolution of astrophysical structures, from planetary systems to the universe as a whole and will be led by Prof. Douglas C. Lin. Professor Lin will retain his appointment at the University of California Santa Cruz while serving as the Director of the new Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Beijing. "Through the ages, China has contributed immensely to science and technology," says industrialist and philanthropist Fred Kavli, founder of the Kavli Foundation. "We are pleased to recognize the dedicated pursuit of excellence in China's fast growing research enterprise today and participate in its future potential. I am confident that these two institutes will make important contributions to science." "We are extremely pleased to launch these two new institutes as part of the expanding worldwide network of Kavli Institutes," says David Auston, President of the Kavli Foundation. "As new centers of excellence in China's growing research enterprise, each will contribute in important ways in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, both in China and worldwide through the linkages with other Kavli Institutes." www.kavlifoundation.org www.cas.cn www.kitpc.ac.cn For further information: David Auston President The Kavli Foundation Phone: + 1 805 218 4992


 

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2007 -- (TSX: BBD.A)(TSX: BBD.B) Bombardier Inc.'s annual meeting of shareholders will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., at: Hyatt Regency Montreal Grand Salon, Level 4 1255 Jeanne-Mance Street Montreal, Quebec At the very beginning of the meeting, there will be a brief photo opportunity. Photographers and cameramen will then be invited to leave the room as they are not allowed to film and photograph during the event. There will be a brief media availability after the meeting, during which Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.; Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace; and Andre Navarri, President, Bombardier Transportation, will meet media representatives in the hotel's Salon Alfred-Rouleau C, on Level 4. The annual meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet at the following address: www.bombardier.com A conference call intended for investors and financial analysts will be held the same day at 3:00 p.m. Laurent Beaudoin, Pierre Beaudoin, Andre Navarri and Pierre Alary, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will review the Corporation's financial results for the first quarter ended April 30, 2007. A question period intended for media will take place at the end of this same conference call. To participate in this question period, media representatives must simply identify themselves as such when they register for the call. This conference call will also be broadcast live on the Internet at the following address: www.bombardier.com Media representatives wishing to listen in on the call will be able to do so by dialing one of the following conference call numbers: Integral version: 514-394-9321 or (without translation) 1 866 540-8119 (toll-free in North America) +800 2787-2790 (overseas calls) In English: 514-394-9319 or 1 866 240-8935 (toll-free in North America) +800 2492-4460 (overseas calls) In French: 514-394-9317 or 1 888 791-1369 (toll-free in North America) +800 4994-8960 (overseas calls) Contacts: Bombardier Inc. Isabelle Rondeau Director, Communications +1-514-861-9481 www.bombardier.com Bombardier Inc. Shirley Chenier Senior Director, Investor Relations +1-514-861-9481 SOURCE: Bombardier Inc.


 

Atorka Group hf. - Operating results for the first quarter of 2007 Key financial indicators for the parent company: * After-tax profit totalled ISK 3 billion during the period. * Total assets at the end of March amounted to ISK 51.1 billion. * Equity totalled ISK 18.5 billion at the end of the period. * Annualised return on equity was 70%. * The equity ratio is 36%. * Earnings per share during the period were ISK 0.96 Magnús Jónsson, CEO of Atorka: "The year has begun very well for Atorka Group, and the Company is developing in line with the emphases of the past several quarters. Changes in our investment policy have begun to bear fruit, and our investment projects have performed well. We foresee substantial growth at Jardboranir, and in June the company will receive a new drill that will be included in operations during the latter half of the year. Promens has begun the year well, emphasising internal integration in order to build the foundation for further growth. Atorka now has representatives on the Boards of InterBulk and Clyde Process Solutions and will actively promote the continued growth of those companies." Chief events in the first quarter of 2007 Promens completed the refinancing of its subsidiary Polimoon with syndicated bank facilities from DnB NOR, Nordea and LBNord. The financing guarantees that the company can continue to grow through further acquisitions. Atorka increased its share in InterBulk to 40% in connection with a increase in share capital and the acquisition of UTI, a leading containerised bulk transport company focusing largely on the chemical industry in Europe. Atorka acquired a 30% stake in Clyde Process Solutions (CPS). The purchase allows Atorka to support the company in its acquisition of MAC Equipment, a leading provider of pneumatic conveying systems in North America. The stake in Romag was sold to Renewable Energy Resources (RER), which then increased its holding in Romag to 22% during the quarter. Renewable Energy Resources, which is owned by Atorka Group, specialises in investments in renewable energy. Atorka decided to sell its companies in the healthcare sector. Events after the end of the period Jardboranir took a decisive step in its expansion strategy and purchased three high-tech German drill rigs for over ISK 6 billion. With this purchase, Jardboranir's drilling fleet has been expanded substantially and now comprises nearly twice the drilling capacity that it had previously. The addition of this equipment marks a technological watershed for the company's operations. Atorka has been increasing its stake in Amiad Filtration and now has a holding of over 19%. Amiad is a leader in the international market for the production of water filtration equipment. This market is expanding considerably, and the demand for clean water is likewise growing. Amiad is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market. Atorka has sold Icepharma and Parlogis. Outlook The operational outlook for Atorka's investments is good. As has been stated previously, Promens aims at securities exchange listing during the year. The company envisions significant opportunities for advancement in the sectors where it operates, particularly in the field of reusable energy. Atorka intends to continue to support the build-up and expansion of the companies in its portfolio. Dividends Atorka Group's Annual General Meeting was held on 6 March 2007. The meeting approved a proposal to pay shareholders dividends in the amount of 110% of the nominal value of share capital. 50% of the dividend was paid in cash and 60% with shares in the Company. The total dividend amounts to 50% of the Company's profit for the year 2006 and was paid on 29 March 2007, in accordance with the shareholder register as of the close of business on the date of the AGM. Financial calendar for 2007 The dates of publication for the next 2007 financial statements of Atorka Group hf. are as follows: Q2: week 34 Q3: week 47 Q4 and annual results for 2007: week 8 of 2008 Further information can be obtained from: Magnús Jónsson Chief Executive Officer, tel: +354 840 6240 Valdís Arnardóttir PR & Communication Manager, tel: +354 840 6217


 

Leiden, The Netherlands, May 23, 2007. Biotech company Pharming Group NV ("Pharming" or "the Company") (Euronext: PHARM) today announced that its Shareholders have appointed Messrs. Barrie Ward and Jaap Blaak to the Supervisory Board of the Company for a period of four years. At the same meeting, Mr. G. Verhagen resigned from his position as a Supervisory Director. Mr. Blaak (66), Dutch citizen, has an impressive track record in managerial positions in the Netherlands, USA, Germany and Singapore. In 1983, he was involved with the foundation of the MIP Equity Fund, one of the largest venture capital groups in Europe, and was appointed CEO in 1986. During the lifetime of the fund MIP invested in several life sciences companies that became active in The Netherlands (including Centocor, Mogen and EuroCetus/Chiron). Since 1996, Mr. Blaak is president and owner of Tailwind, a company investing in early stage life science companies. Dr. Ward (68), UK citizen, has a broad international network and experience in managing and financing biopharmaceutical companies. He has held senior management positions in the UK, USA and Singapore at several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Glaxo, the Virus Research Institute, Avant Immunotherapeutics and KuDOS Pharmaceuticals. His most recent position was CEO of KuDOS Pharmaceuticals Ltd., which was sold to Astra-Zeneca in 2006. Both Dr. Ward and Mr. Blaak serve as independent Board members and do not hold shares or options in the Company. Mr. Ger Verhagen (77), who has served on Pharming's Supervisory Board since February 2002, has resigned from his position as a Board member as of today. The minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be published on the Company's website within three months. Background on Pharming Group NV Pharming Group NV is developing innovative products for the treatment of genetic disorders, ageing diseases, specialty products for surgical indications, intermediates for various applications and nutritional products. Pharming has two products in late stage development - Rhucin® (recombinant human C1 inhibitor) for hereditary angioedema (MAA under review by EMEA) and human lactoferrin for use in food products (GRAS notification under review by US FDA). The advanced technologies of the Company include innovative platforms for the production of protein therapeutics and technology and processes for the purification and formulation of these products, as well as technologies in the field of tissue repair (via its collaboration with NovaThera) and DNA repair (via its acquisition of DNage). Additional information is available on the Pharming website, http://www.pharming.com and on http://www.dnage.nl. This press release contains forward looking statements that involve 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 the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward looking statements. The press release also appears in Dutch. In the event of any inconsistency, the English version will prevail over the Dutch version. Contact: Carina Hamaker Rein Strijker Investor Voice Pharming Group NV T: +31 (0)6 537 499 59 T: +31 (0)71 52 47 400 T: +31 (0)71 52 47 400


 

Please, find enclosed the press release issued today by RHJI announcing that its portfolio company, Asahi Tec Corporation, filed with the Tokyo Stock Exchange its results for fiscal year 2006 ending on March 31, 2007. RHJ International (Euronext: RHJI) is a diversified holding company focused on creating long-term value for its shareholders by acquiring and operating businesses in attractive industries in Japan and elsewhere. For further information visit www.rhji.com/ Arnaud Denis Investor Relations Director RHJ International Tel. +32 2 643 60 13 http://www.rhji.com investor-relations@rhji.com


 

Golar's 1st Quarter 2007 results will be released in the morning of Thursday, May 24th 2007. In connection with this a webcast presentation will be held at 01.45 P.M (London Time) followed by Q&A session. The presentation will be available to download from the Investor Relations section at www.golarlng.com To listen you may do one of the following: a. Webcast Go to the Investor Relations section at www.golarlng.com and click on the link to "Webcast". To listen to the conference call from the web, you need to have installed Windows Media Player, and you need to have a sound card on your computer. b. Teleconference Call-in numbers: Norway Free call 800 193 95 International call +44 1452 552 510 UK Free call 0800 694 2370 USA Free call 1866 966 9444 The participants will be asked for their name and conference ID. The Golar conference ID is 1967596. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Information on how to ask questions will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session. Please download the presentation material from www.golarlng.com to view it while listening to the conference. If you are not able to participate at the time of the call, you can either listen to a replay of the conference call on www.golarlng.com (Investor Relations), or listen to a playback by dialing: International call +44 1452 550 000 UK Free call 0800 953 1533 UK Local call 0845 245 5205 USA Free call 1866 247 4222 - followed by replay access number 1967596#


 

` FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of person dealing (Note 1) | DEEPHAVEN CAPITAL | | | MANAGEMENT LLC | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Company dealt in | Datamonitor Plc | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | 10p Ordinary | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2) | | |-----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Date of dealing | 22 May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE (a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | Long | Short | | | | | |-------------------------------+--------------------+--------------| | | Number | (%) | Number | (%) | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (1) Relevant securities | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (2) Derivatives (other than | 1,300,000 | 1.8019 | | | | options) | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | (3) Options and agreements to | | | | | | purchase/sell | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+-----------+--------+--------+-----| | Total | 1,300,000 | 1.8019 | | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Class of relevant security: | Long | Short | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------------+--------------| | | Number | (%) | Number | (%) | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (1) Relevant securities | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (2) Derivatives (other than | | | | | | options) | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | (3) Options and agreements to | | | | | | purchase/sell | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------+-----+--------+-----| | Total | | | | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3) +---------------------------------------+ | Class of relevant security: | Details | | | | |-----------------------------+---------| | | | +---------------------------------------+ 3. DEALINGS (Note 4) (a) Purchases and sales +----------------------------------------------------------------+ | Purchase/sale | Number of securities | Price per unit (Note 5) | | | | | |---------------+----------------------+-------------------------| | | | | +----------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product | Long/short | Number of securities | Price per | | name, | (Note 6) | (Note 7) | unit (Note 5) | | e.g. CFD | | | | |----------+------------+---------------------------+---------------| | | | | | | CFD | LONG | 600,000 | 660.6600 | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of |Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option money | |name, |selling, |securities to which|price |American, |date |paid/received | |e.g. call|purchasing, |the option relates | |European | |per unit (Note| |option |varying etc.|(Note 7) | |etc. | |5) | | | | | | | | | |---------+------------+-------------------+--------+----------+------+--------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit (Note 5) | | | | | |--------------------+----------------------+-----------------------| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Nature of transaction | Details | Price per unit (if applicable) | | (Note 8) | | (Note 5) | | | | | |-----------------------+---------+---------------------------------| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 4. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding | | between the person disclosing and any other person relating to | | the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option | | referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or | | future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to | | which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If | | none, this should be stated. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 23rd May 2007 | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | Contact name | James Feast | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | Telephone number | 0207 469 1901 | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with | | | which connected | | |---------------------------------------------------+---------------| | If a connected EFM, state nature of connection | | | (Note 10) | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA's, emgs, first quarter 2007 results will be released on Friday 25 May 2007. CEO Terje Eidesmo and CFO Svein Knudsen will present the first quarter results from 0830 CET at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24, Oslo. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. The presentation will also be broadcasted live over the Internet, and can be accessed on www.emgs.com and www.oslobors.no/webcast. It will also be possible to listen to the presentation through a conference call. Please use one of the following numbers (provide conference ID 1620813): Norway free call: 800 193 95 UK free call: 0800 694 2370 USA free call: 1866 966 9444 International dial in: +44 (0) 1452 552 510 The quarterly report and presentation will be available at emgs' homepage, www.emgs.com and the Oslo Stock Exchange, www.newsweb.no from about 0800 CET. For further information, please contact: Svein Knudsen, CFO, +47 73 56 88 10 About emgs emgs is the global market leader for the provision of seabed logging services, a technology that enables the detection of hydrocarbons beneath the seabed prior to drilling. emgs has developed this proprietary and patented technology over the past 10 years. Since its incorporation as a separate company in 2002, emgs has conducted more than 200 commercial surveys for many of the world`s leading oil and gas companies and offshore operators.


 

As previously communicated, the Ordinary General Meeting of Renewable Energy Corporation held May 14 2007 made the amendments to the Articles of Association. The following amendments were made: The highest number of Board Members was increased from nine to twelve members, the Board Members must, according to the Public Limited Companies Act § 6-1 (2) second sentence, themselves elect their Chairman, and REC can in the future hold the General Meetings either in the municipality where the Company has its registered business address or in Oslo Please see the updated Articles of Associations enclosed. For more information, please contact; Bjørn R Berntsen, Shareholder Services, +47 67 81 52 54 About REC REC is uniquely positioned in the solar energy industry as the only company with a presence across the entire value chain. REC Silicon and REC Wafer are the world`s largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications. REC Solar produces solar cells and solar modules. REC Group had revenues in 2006 of NOK 4,334 million and an operating profit of NOK 1,574 million. Please also see www.recgroup.com


 

Stockholm - Tele2 AB, ("Tele2"), (Stockholm Stock Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2 B), Europe's leading alternative telecom operator is hosting its Capital Market Day, June 12-13, 2007, in Riga, Latvia. The location is Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel, 24 Kugu Street, LV-1048, Riga. The Event will begin at 12:00, June 12 with lunch and end June 13 at 12:00 with lunch. The main themes of the Capital Market Day will be: * Tele2 Today - Where we are at present. Speakers: Lars-Johan Jarnheimer (President & CEO), Lars Nilsson (CFO) and Donna Cordner (EVP Corporate Finance & Treasury) * Tele2 Tomorrow - What we are working on. Speakers: Lars-Johan Jarnheimer and Lars Nilsson * Mobile services with case studies. Speakers: Johnny Svedberg (EVP Operations, Market Area Director Baltic & Russia), Carl-Magnus Stenberg (CEO Tele2 Russia) and Niclas Palmstierna (Market Area Director Nordic, CEO of Tele2 Sweden) * Broadband services with case studies. Speakers: Anders Olsson (EVP Sales & Marketing, Market Area Director, Central Europe, UK and Benelux), Andrea Filippetti (Market Area Director Southern Europe, CEO of Tele2 Italy) and Henrik Ringmar (CEO of Versatel) A comprehensive schedule will be presented at the Capital Market Day. There will be multiple opportunities to interact with the top management team of Tele2 at the event. The first day of the Capital Market Day will finish off with a dinner at 20:00 local time, to which all attendees are invited. Registration for the conference can now be made at www.tele2.com/CMD2007. Last day of registration is June 4, 2007. ____________________________________________________________________ Further information can be obtained from: Lars Torstensson, Investor Inquiries, Telephone: +46 8 5620 0042 Malin Sparf Rydberg, Information Manager, Telephone: +46 8 5626 4025 Tele2 is Europe's leading alternative telecom operator Tele2's mission is to provide cheap and simple telecoms for everyone in Europe. Tele2 always strives to offer the market's best prices. We have 29 million customers in 22 countries. Tele2 offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband, data network services and cable TV. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on OMX Nordic Exchange since 1996. In 2006 we had operating revenue of SEK 50.3 billion and we reported a operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.7 billion.


 

- 55 student teams from all over the world are participating in this year's iGEM competition. Their goal is to design synthetic biological machines which can operate in living cells. - GENEART, primary DNA synthesis sponsor of iGEM, to provide teams with 100,000 base pairs of synthetic DNA and additional cash donation. Regensburg (Germany), May 23, 2007 - GENEART AG and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) announce today their collaboration during this year's International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM). GENEART will provide 100,000 base pairs of new synthetic DNA constructs for iGEM teams at a highly subsidized rate and a cash donation to the iGEM program. During this year's competition, hundreds of undergraduate students will build biological machines from standard, interchangeable parts and operate these machines in living cells. The Registry of Standard Biological Parts, a genetic library at MIT, will provide a kit of standardized parts for the genetic machines. The teams will make new biological parts of their own design and have them synthesized by GENEART. These new parts will then be added to the Registry for the teams in next year's competition. iGEM started in 2004 with five teams and has grown to 55 teams this year. The teams are from countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, India, China, and Turkey. In November, the teams will present their summer's work at the iGEM Competition Jamboree at MIT. Awards will be presented for the most interesting projects. Last summer, iGEM teams engineered amazing biological machines often with successful applications in live cells. For example, a team from Edinburgh, Scotland modified E. coli (bacteria) to detect low concentrations of arsenic in well water by changing its acidity, or pH level. Their discovery is particularly useful in developing countries where arsenic often contaminates drinking water, causing skin lesions and cancer. Another team of MIT students modified E. coli, a standard but foul-smelling organism in microbiological labs, to smell like mint leaves or bananas. One objective was to enable microbiologists to work in more pleasantly scented biological labs. "The possibilities in Synthetic Biology have the potential for another industrial revolution. Potential applications span from the sustainable and cost efficient production of complex molecules for the pharmaceutical or the food industry, to the generation of energy sources such as hydrogen by microorganisms. As the world wide leader in gene synthesis, we are an important part of this new development by designing and delivering the necessary BioBricks (biological parts). We are therefore happy to support this MIT initiative to supply young scientists all over the world with the resources necessary to be part of this new scientific revolution." Prof. Dr. Ralf Wagner, CEO / CSO of GENEART "Today, microbiologists spend too much of their time manipulating DNA and too much of their creativity finding shortcuts to ease this burden. Direct synthesis of DNA decouples the work of designing a biological system from its fabrication, accelerating progress in biology and permitting a broader range of designs. The cost of synthetic DNA has been decreasing but is still out of reach for many students. This generous offer from GENEART gives the students in the iGEM competition a chance to live in the future, a few years from now, when DNA synthesis will be the least expensive way to manipulate DNA and will be available to students like those in iGEM. We are grateful to GENEART for their support of iGEM and for providing this unique opportunity to the teams." Randy Rettberg, Director of iGEM, MIT. Legal Information This document may contain estimates, prognoses and opinions about company plans and objectives, products or services, future results, opinions about these results or opinions leading up to these results. All these projections into the future are subject to risk, uncertainty and unforeseeable change outside the control of the GENEART Group. Many factors may lead to actual results, which considerably deviate from the given projections for these results. For further inquiries, please contact: Bernd Merkl Randy Rettberg GENEART AG Massachusetts Institute of Technology Josef-Engert-Str. 11 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 32-314 D-93053 Regensburg Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 Tel.: +49-(0)941-942 76 - 38 Tel: 617-258-5244 Fax: +49-(0)941-942 76 - 11 igem@mit.edu ir@geneart.com www.igem2007.com www.geneart.com About GENEART AG Founded in 1999, GENEART today is the globally leading specialists providing optimized gene solutions to research institutions as well as the pharma, biotech and chemical industries. GENEART offers integrated product systems based on gene synthesis for developing innovative drugs, in particular DNA- and protein-based therapeutics and vaccines, as well as for identifying improved industrial enzymes. The service portfolio ranges from the manufacturing of optimized synthetic genes in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and the generation of gene libraries in combinatorial biology, to the production and development of DNA-based drugs. GENEART, currently a team of more than 100 employees in Regensburg and the subsidiary in Toronto/Canada, reached break even in 2005 and is listed on the German Stock Exchange, Frankfurt, since May 2006.


 

Initial campaigns with Disney Interactive and Grolsch have already been confirmed MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2007 -- Pixman Nomadic Media Inc (TSX VENTURE: PMN) today announced the launch of the PixProjector, an entertaining wearable multimedia projection system. With this release, the company is taking a first step to expand its nomadic media offering. "We are very excited about the launch of this new product as we've received very positive feedback from advertisers and consumers," says Guy Labelle, President of Pixman Nomadic Media. "The PixProjector will offer an alternative solution to advertisers who wish to interact with their consumers and engage them in brand experiences." The PixProjector enables brand ambassadors wearing the system to walk among crowds in targeted places at specific times and project images and video clips on walls, sidewalks and any other surface, while interacting with the consumers. The PixProjector is very effective in low-light environments and has a powerful sound system. It can also display images from different sources: video DVDs, CDs, video games and software applications. This announcement follows a successful test market phase conducted in London for Disney Interactive Studios and the music band The Kooks including a presence at the Mastercard 2007 BRIT Awards' red carpet, booked by Kinetic on behalf of Virgin/EMI and in Madrid for El Mundo's online newspaper. The primary phase generated strong demand and initial bookings have already been confirmed with high-profile brands. The following campaigns are starting in May: Disney Interactive Studios - Dates: May 21 to 23, 2007 - Locations: Leicester Square London - during media screenings for the new Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Number of PixProjector units: 2 Grolsch Beer - Upcoming Dates: May to October 2007 - Locations: Outside trendy city centre bars & clubs in London (Camden, Islington & Shoreditch), Leeds, Manchester & Brighton - Number of PixProjector units: 6 (1 or 2 per location) Pixman Nomadic Media will market its new nomadic media system to its clients in North America and Europe and to the existing network of licensees around the world. About Pixman Nomadic Media Inc. Pixman Nomadic Media Inc. (www.pixman.com) is a Montreal-based multimedia promotions company. The foundation of Pixman's business, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pixman Corporation, is the Pixman® patented wearable multi-media system with a visual display worn by brand ambassadors. The Pixman® represents an innovative way to promote brands, companies, products and services. Pixman provides turn-key media services throughout North America and licenses the technology to partners representing over 30 countries around the world. Pixman is listed on the TSX Venture exchange (www.tsx.com) as PMN. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management of Pixman Nomadic Media Inc. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Pixman Nomadic Media Inc does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Note to Editors Photos of the PixProjector are available in the Pixman MediaLibrary at http://www.pixman.com/index.php?menu=mediaLibrary&recherche=projector&country=all&advertiser=all The TSX does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Contacts: Pixman Nomadic Media Inc. Isabelle Gregoire Coordinator, Communications & Marketing 514-845-9669 ext. 223 Toll free: 1 877 PIXMAN-1 igregoire@pixman.com Evolution Group Inc. (Investor Relations) Sylvain Archambault 514-448-4887 Toll free: 1 866 703-4887 s.archambault@evolutiongrp.com


 

A general meeting in SAGA Oil ASA is to be held 7 June 2007 at 17:00 in the company's offices at Maskinveien 24, Stavanger. The board of directors has appointed Chairman David Ottesen to open the meeting. The following items are on the agenda: 1. Election of one person to chair the meeting and registration of the present shareholders/attorneys 2. Approval of the notice and the agenda 3. Election of a co-signer for the minutes 4. Treatment of the Board's Declaration on the Stipulation of Salaries and Other Benefits to Key Management Personnel 5. Adoption of the financial statements and the directors' report for the parent company and the Group for fiscal 2006 6. Approval of the remuneration of the auditor 7. Approval of the remuneration of the Board of directors 8. Election of board members 9. Briefing by the CEO Complete information is available at www.sagaoil.no and www.huginonline.no. 21 May 2007 SAGA Oil ASA


 

The Board in Norse Energy Corp ASA has on May 22 2007 unanimously elected Petter Mannsverk Andresen to replace Axel C. Eitzen as chairman of the board in Norse Energy. Axel C.Eitzen will continue to serve as a board member. The general meeting also elected Lise Heien Langaard to serve as a board member. Lise Heien Langaard has long experience from Hafslund ASA and is currently the Managing Director of Hafslund Produksjon AS. Contact info Anders Kapstad CFO + 47 67 51 61 12 + +47 91817442


 

Metso Paper will supply Celulose Beira Industrial (Celbi) S.A. with a new recovery boiler, a new evaporation plant and a cooking plant modernization to Celbi's Figueira da Foz pulp mill in Portugal. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2009. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 130 million. The new recovery boiler and the new 7-effect evaporation plant, which will be delivered by Metso Paper's Power business line, are rated at 2,400 tons of dry solids per day and 590 tons of evaporated water per hour. Metso Paper's Fiber business line will deliver a capacity upgrade and modernization of the existing cooking and brown stock washing plant. The equipment is part of Celbi's pulp mill expansion project to increase the pulp production capacity from 305,000 to 550,000 tons per year. Celbi Pulp Mill, part of the Altri Group, produces high quality short-fiber eucalyptus pulp. Celbi's pulp is suitable for the production of printing, writing and specialty papers, and tissue. The mill obtains half of its fiber raw material from its own plantations. Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com Further information for the press, please contact: Kai Mäenpää, Vice President, Capital projects, Metso Power, tel. +358 40 556 5666 Gunnar Gullbrand, General Manager, Metso Fiber Karlstad AB, Metso Paper, tel. +46 54 194600 Further information for investors, please contact: Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253


 

FORM 38.5(a) DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY (Rule 38.5(a) of the Takeover Code) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of exempt principal trader | HSBC Bank Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Company dealt in | Homeserve Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | Ordinary Shares | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 1) | | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Date of dealing | 22nd May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. DEALINGS (Note 2) (a) Purchases and sales +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price paid | Lowest price | | securities | (Note 3) | paid | | purchased | | (Note 3) | |---------------------------+--------------------+------------------| | 0 | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price | Lowest price | | securities | received | received | | sold | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | |------------------------+---------------------+--------------------| | 129 | 1,912.95p | 1,912.95p | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, | Long/short | Number of | Price per | | e.g. CFD | (Note 4) | securities | unit | | | | (Note 5) | (Note 3) | |----------------+------------+---------------------+---------------| | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of securities to|Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option | |name,e.g|selling, |which the option |price |American, |date |moneypaid/received| |call |purchasing,|relates (Note 5) | |European | |per unit (Note 3) | |option |varying etc| | |etc. | | | |--------+-----------+-----------------------+--------+----------+------+------------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit | | | | (Note 3) | |-----------------------+----------------------+--------------------| | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 3. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. .................................................. .................................................. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 23rd May 2007 | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Contact name | Seema Soni | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Telephone number | 0207 992 1565 | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Name of offeree/offeror with which | Domestic & General Group | | connected | Plc | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Nature of connection (Note 6) | Connected Advisor | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 38.5(a) can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

PERLOS CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE MAY 23, 2007 Perlos has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US based company Serigraph Inc. on in-mould labelling (IML) technology. Serigraph is one of the world's leading manufacturers of IML technology and products, and Perlos will begin to offer Serigraph's IML technology as part of its service for its handset customers. In the first stage the concept will be set up in Guangzhou, China, but the parties agree to look for possibilities to copy the concept in other Perlos locations. IML technology enables the flexible coating and decoration of products already in the injection moulding phase, and is a commonly used technology in today's mobile phones. IML is especially suitable for the printing of pictures, text and logos as well as making imitation leather or wood effects. IML can also replace painting to some extent. Factory-in-factory concept in Guangzhou The objective of the partnership is to provide a cost efficient, lean IML supply concept from Perlos' plants to existing and new customers. The parties intend to establish a co-operation model in which Serigraph and its joint venture partner in China, S.E. Printing, will build an IML factory within Perlos' premises in Guangzhou, China. This will enable a highly efficient and seamless manufacturing process for the benefit of both companies' customers. Perlos and Serigraph also agree to collaborate to develop new and unique IML applications for mobile devices, integrated covers being one key development area. Perlos' Chief Technology Officer Timo Seppä states that this partnership complements Perlos' service offering in decoration. - IML is a steadily growing handset technology, and this unique factory-in-factory concept will supply us with a very competitive manufacturing process, he says. Serigraph's Chief Operating Officer Sean Torinus adds: - This business model will offer all of the benefits of a tightly integrated manufacturing operation, built on the specific expertise of two best-in-class organisations, Perlos and Serigraph. This partnership represents a major step forward for the decoration of mobile handsets. PERLOS CORPORATION Further information: Perlos Corporation Chief Technology Officer Timo Seppä Tel. +358 9 2500 7220, mobile +358 500 710 947 Serigraph Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sean Torinus Tel. +1 262 335 7499, mobile +1 414 322 0456 Perlos in Brief Perlos Corporation is a global design and manufacturing partner for the telecommunications and electronics industry. The service offering covers the whole product life cycle from product design to manufacturing, logistics and new product versions. The production facilities are located in Asia, Europe and North and South America and the company is headquartered in Finland. In 2006, Perlos Corporation's net sales amounted to EUR 673,6 million. The company employed approximately 10,600 people worldwide in the end of March, 2007. Perlos share (POS1V) is traded on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki. - www.perlos.com Serigraph in Brief Serigraph has a strong background from IML business both in Americas and in Asia and has grown to global leadership in screen and offset printing on plastics. The company employs over 1,200 people in the U.S., Mexico, and Asia to service companies with operations all over the world. Serigraph has been working with their partner S.E. Printing for the past five years. S.E. Printing is the leading nameplates and decals manufacturer in Asia and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. - www.serigraph.com


 

Golar's 1st Quarter 2007 results will be released in the morning of Thursday, May 24th 2007. In connection with this a webcast presentation will be held at 02.00 P.M (London Time) followed by Q&A session. The presentation will be available to download from the Investor Relations section at www.golarlng.com To listen you may do one of the following: a. Webcast Go to the Investor Relations section at www.golarlng.com and click on the link to "Webcast". To listen to the conference call from the web, you need to have installed Windows Media Player, and you need to have a sound card on your computer. b. Teleconference Call-in numbers: Norway Free call 800 193 95 International call +44 1452 552 510 UK Free call 0800 694 2370 USA Free call 1866 966 9444 The participants will be asked for their name and conference ID. The Golar conference ID is 1967596. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Information on how to ask questions will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session. Please download the presentation material from www.golarlng.com to view it while listening to the conference. If you are not able to participate at the time of the call, you can either listen to a replay of the conference call on www.golarlng.com (Investor Relations), or listen to a playback by dialing: International call +44 1452 550 000 UK Free call 0800 953 1533 UK Local call 0845 245 5205 USA Free call 1866 247 4222 - followed by replay access number 1967596#


 

SimCorp Treasury Solutions announces that the IT2 Treasury Management System has been selected by the Pirelli Group to provide an integral solution for their Treasury and Asset Management requirements.


 

MacKinnon to Deliver Keynote at WiMAX World Europe 2007 LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2007 -- As demand for mobile video and other high- bandwidth services increases, the ability of wireless networks to cope with a multitude of devices and services becomes critical. Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT) will showcase solutions for this increasingly hyperconnected world at WiMAX World Europe 2007, May 29-31 in Vienna, Austria. "The diversity of new devices and applications requiring not just connectivity but significant bandwidth as well creates a complex and daunting challenge," said Peter MacKinnon, general manager, WiMAX and Wireless Mesh, Nortel and chairman, LG-Nortel. "But, it also offers a game-changing opportunity to enhance business productivity and enrich the lives of consumers. Nortel's end-to- end WiMAX solution addresses the key issues of WiMAX devices, ability to guarantee quality of service, and the driving down of OPEX costs. Our WiMAX ecosystem includes MIMO technology expertise and power-efficient base stations that are instrumental in providing service providers with a simplified approach to seizing the WiMAX opportunity." MacKinnon will deliver a keynote address, entitled "WiMAX and the Mobile Internet," on Thursday, May 31. Other Nortel speakers will include Eric Bezille, who will present "WiMAX + IMS: More than the Sum of the Parts" on May 30, and Gerry Collins, who will participate in a panel discussion on "WiMAX for GSM Operators" on May 31. A pioneer in the application of fundamental 4G enabling technologies including OFDM and MIMO, Nortel's WiMAX World Europe exhibit (Hall X, Booth #202) will feature "Next-Generation Mobile Broadband Services" delivered via an end-to-end mobile WiMAX solution including base stations, core network elements, network management, mobile devices, IMS, and video-enabled multimedia applications. At this exhibit, Nortel will: - Demonstrate the world's most advanced mobile WIMAX solution, differentiated by high performance and low cost-per-megabit. - Show how to simplify and optimize network operations with its next-generation MIMO Base Transceiver Stations, among the smallest in footprint but packed with capacity and flexibility. - Showcase cost-efficient, scalable and reliable Metro Ethernet backhaul solutions for WiMAX that leverage the latest innovations in Carrier Ethernet networking, including Provider Backbone Transport (PBT). - Reveal how Nortel's Global Services for WiMAX can reduce risk and promote on-time, on-budget launch. - Discuss how Nortel is driving an open, multi-vendor MIMO-based ecosystem in collaboration with industry-leading chipset and device manufacturers. - Explain how Nortel's newly opened WiMAX 4G Ecosystem Center of Excellence in Taipei promotes interoperability across WiMAX devices and applications for global customers, helping to speed deployment of WiMAX technology throughout the world. - Unveil plans for opening a European WiMAX Executive Briefing Center in the UK in late June 2007. Find out more about Nortel at WiMAX World Europe at www2.nortel.com/go/events_detail.jsp?cat_id=8005&oid=100217164&blo ck=8&locale=en-US. Full details on the WiMAX World Europe conference and conference programme can be viewed at http://europe.wimaxworld.com(2) and http://europe.wimaxworld.com/program.shtml.(2) Nortel is a member of the WiMAX Forum, an industry organization that promotes the interoperability and certification of wireless products for the delivery of faster, more affordable data, voice and video services. Nortel owns dozens of patents in the technologies underlying the WiMAX standard. About Nortel Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news. Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. (1)Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks. (2)This is a 3rd party link as described in our Web linking practices. Contacts: Nortel Greta Brown +44-1268-432968 Email: gretab@nortel.com Website: www.nortel.com Weber Shandwick Shiri Blatt +44-0207-0670532 Email: sblatt@webershandwick.com


 

(Lysaker 22 May 2007): The leading Facility Management Company NEAS has today entered into an agreement with First Property Fund Management (Ltd.) for the provision of technical management services and general management of 4 large commercial buildings in Oslo and Akershus counties, Norway. The buildings comprise a total area of 70,000 square meters. The agreement has an initial value of NOK 10 million over 5 years, with additional potential for other services to be included. - We are very pleased with having achieved this agreement with First Property Fund Management, which supports our growth strategy. The agreement carries an exciting growth potential through the delivery of additional services to the properties and the tenants, says NEAS CEO Tor Rønhovde. First Property Fund Management, owned by First Securities (Plc.), is responsible for managing the newly established property fund Nordisk Areal I (Ltd.). The fund aims to build up an actively managed Nordic property portfolio with an aggregated value in the range of NOK 5 to 8 billion, and with broad diversification with regards to type of properties, location and tenant mix. The agreement commences immediately and has a duration of 5 years. The facility management market is still in an early growth phase in Norway. With extensive experience of the property market, NEAS has built up a sought-after expertise, under demand by a growing number of property owners and tenants. NEAS has around 1,500 properties under management, with household names such as Telenor, Norway Post, Aberdeen Property Investors and ICA among its customers. For further information, please contact: CEO Tor Rønhovde, tel: +47 6740 1000 CFO Gunhild Louise Melle, tel: +47 6740 1000 About NEAS NEAS is the leading Norwegian Facility Management company. The company is headquartered at Lysaker outside Oslo, and has offices in seven other cities in southern Norway. In 2006, NEAS generated revenues of about NOK 260 million, and had 297 employees by the end of first quarter 2007. NEAS is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker NEAS.


 

Please, find enclosed the press release issued today by RHJI announcing that its portfolio company, D&M Holdings Inc., has filed to the Tokyo Stock Exchange its results for the 2006 fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 and its financial forecast for the 2007 fiscal year ending March 31, 2008. RHJ International (Euronext: RHJI) is a diversified holding company focused on creating long-term value for its shareholders by acquiring and operating businesses in attractive industries in Japan and elsewhere. For further information visit www.rhji.com. Arnaud Denis Investor Relations Director RHJ International Tel. +32 2 643 60 13 http://www.rhji.com investor-relations@rhji.com


 

Ratos is acquiring 100% of the Norwegian office chair producer HÅG. HÅG, which is today Europe's fifth largest producer of work chairs posted sales of SEK 700 million in 2006. Operating profit (EBITA) was approximately SEK 113 million. Ratos's investment will amount to approximately SEK 565 million. Ratos CEO, Arne Karlsson, comments: "We are, of course, delighted to have achieved this deal. HÅG is one of the leading players within work chairs as regards ergonomics, design and environment in the Nordic region." HÅG was founded back in 1943 and is today one of the leading suppliers of ergonomic and designed office chairs in the Nordic region. The company has a total of 377 employees, of whom 250 work at the company's factory in Røros. Seller is Rondane Holding A/S which is controlled by HÅG's former CEO, Orkla and the present management team. HÅG's CEO, Lars I. Røiri, comments: "Ratos is an ideal new owner for HÅG. Our vision is to establish ourselves as Europe's leading supplier of work chairs. I am convinced that we can achieve this in partnership with Ratos and our employees." At the beginning of 2007, Ratos completed its acquisition of the Swedish company RH Form and the Danish company RBM, both of which are suppliers of work chairs with a major focus on ergonomics. Exactly as is the case for HÅG, the major part of these companies' work consists of product development and design of chairs, assembly of components purchased from external suppliers, and marketing and distribution. Arne Karlsson says: "Building further on our earlier investment in RH and RBM through HÅG is a natural step for us. We believe consolidation of the industry is essential if producers of work chairs in the future shall be able to meet the demands made by retailers and end customers on ergonomics, design, product range and price." Norway accounts for approximately 30% of HÅG's sales while the remainder is exported to the rest of Europe. Annual sales in the traditional office furniture market in Europe total approximately SEK 68 billion, of which chairs are estimated to account for approximately one-third. HÅG together with RH Form and RBM would have annual sales of about SEK 1.3 billion which corresponds to approximately 6% of the market. The intention is to merge the three companies in a new group where Lars I. Røiri will be appointed as CEO. The HÅG, RH Form and RBM brands will be retained and further developed. Senior executives in the companies will be invited to co-invest with Ratos. Ratos's acquisition is subject to approval from the relevant authorities. For further information, please contact: Arne Karlsson, CEO Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00 Anna-Karin Celsing, Head of Corporate Communications Ratos, +46 703 99 62 39 Lars I. Røiri, CEO HÅG, +47 91 17 90 67 Financial calendar from Ratos: Interim report January-June 21 August 2007 Interim report January-September 9 November 2007 Ratos is a listed private equity company. The business concept is to maximise shareholder value over time by investing in, developing and divesting primarily unlisted companies. Ratos thus offers stock market players a unique investment opportunity. The equity of Ratos's investments is approximately SEK 11 billion. Ratos's holdings include Anticimex, Arcus Gruppen, Bisnode, Bluegarden, Camfil, DIAB, GS-Hydro, Haendig, Haglöfs, HL Display, Hägglunds Drives, Inwido, Jøtul, Lindab, MCC, Medifiq Healthcare, RH/RBM, Superfos and Other holdings


 

Orkla Corporate Assembly's meeting on 22 May 2007. Knut Brundtland was elected as Chairman and Idar Kreutzer as Deputy Chairman of Orkla's Corporate Assembly. Stein Erik Hagen, Svein S. Jacobsen, Åse Aulie Michelet and Birgitta Stymne Göransson were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors for one year. In addition, Peter Ruzicka, was elected as permanently attending deputy member for the shareholder-elected members of the Board of Directors for one year. Svein S. Jacobsen was re-elected as Deputy Chairman of the Board of directors for one year. Stein Erik Hagen was elected as Chairman of the Board of directors in 2006 for two years. The Board of Directors of Orkla ASA now consist of the following shareholder-elected members: Stein Erik Hagen (Chairman of the Board) Svein S. Jacobsen (Deputy Chairman ) Åse Aulie Michelet Birgitta Stymne Göransson Kjell E. Almskog Bjørg Ven Lennart Jeansson Contact person: Knut Brundtland, Chairman of the Corporate Assembly in Orkla ASA Phone: +47 4006 2020


 

Arnheim, Niederlande, 23. Mai 2007 - Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings hat sein fünftes Produktionswerk auf dem chinesischen Festland offiziell eröffnet - es ist das erste, das im Westen des Landes liegt. Das Unternehmen ist bereits der größte Pulverlacklieferant Chinas und die neue Anlage in Chengdu in der Provinz Sichuan wird den Service für die starken Märkte in den Bereichen Architektur, Lohnbeschichtung und funktionelle Anwendungen weiter verbessern. "Der chinesische Markt für Pulverlacke ist weltweit der größte und erfreut sich weiterhin zweistelliger Wachstumszahlen", erklärte Rob Molenaar, General Manager von Powder Coatings. "Akzo Nobel hat ja bereits sein Ziel verkündet, den Gesamtumsatz in China bis 2010 auf eine Milliarde US-Dollar zu steigern und diese neue Investition ist ein integraler Bestandteil dieser Strategie." Hans Wijers, CEO bei Akzo Nobel, fügte hinzu: "Das Unternehmen ist seiner Wachstumsstrategie in China verpflichtet und diese neue Anlage ist die jüngste aus einer Reihe laufender Entwicklungen. Die offizielle Eröffnung findet nur wenige Wochen nach unserer kürzlich erfolgten Bekanntgabe statt, 250 Millionen Euro in einen Mehrzweckstandort für Chemicals in Ningbo zu investieren. Außerdem werden wir im Juni noch weitere Chemie- und Coatings-Werke eröffnen. Damit ist klar, dass wir es ernst meinen." Akzo Nobel, der weltweit größte Hersteller von Pulverlacken, betreibt bereits chinesische Pulverwerke in Bao An (im Süden), Ningbo und Suzhou (Zentralchina) sowie in Langfang (im Norden). Das neue Werk in Chengdu liegt in einem Teil des Landes, dessen Märkte in den vergangenen Jahren aufgrund der Richtlinien der chinesischen Zentralregierung, Investitionen in weniger entwickelten Gebieten fernab der florierenden Küstenprovinzen im Osten und Süden voranzutreiben, stark gewachsen sind. "Wir produzieren in China seit 1991 Pulverlacke", sagte Alan Kwek, General Manager für das asiatisch-pazifische Geschäft von Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings. "Das neue Werk in Chengdu zeugt nicht nur von unserem Glauben an ein kontinuierlich starkes Marktwachstum, sondern auch von unserer Fähigkeit, unseren Kunden in neue geografische Gebiete zu folgen." Er fügte hinzu, dass anfangs 33 Mitarbeiter an dem Standort beschäftigt sein werden, wodurch die Gesamtzahl der Mitarbeiter von Powder Coatings in China nun 1.000 überschreite. - - - Mitteilung für die Redaktion Akzo Nobel ist ein Global Fortune 500-Unternehmen und ist sowohl an der Euronext Amsterdam als auch an der NASDAQ notiert. Das Unternehmen ist zudem Mitglied der Dow Jones-Nachhaltigkeitsindizes und des FTSE4Good-Index. Wir sind ein multikulturelles Unternehmen mit Sitz in den Niederlanden und beliefern Kunden weltweit mit Produkten aus den Bereichen Farben und Lacke, Chemie, sowie Humanmedizin und Tiergesundheit. Wir beschäftigen derzeit rund 62.000 Mitarbeiter und sind in diesen vier Segmenten tätig, deren Tochtergesellschaften in über 80 Ländern operativ tätig sind. Der konsolidierte Umsatz für 2006 betrug 13,7 Mrd EUR. Die Ergebnisse für das zweite Quartal werden am 24. Juli 2007 veröffentlicht. Internet: www.akzonobel.com Nicht zur Veröffentlichung bestimmt - weitere Informationen erhalten Sie von Akzo Nobel nv Corporate Media Relations, Tel.: +31 26 366 43 43 Kontakt: Marc Michelsen


 

Songa Offshore ASA is pleased to announce that it intends to make an offering of up to USD 125 million in principal amount of convertible bonds due 2010. The convertible bond issue is part of Songa's refinancing where a group of four banks earlier has approved a USD 650 million banking facility. The 3 year bonds will be convertible into ordinary shares of the Company and are expected to have an annual coupon in the range of 2.75% - 3.25% and a conversion premium of 35% - 40% based on the volume weighted average share price of the Company on the Oslo Stock Exchange from 23 May 2007 up until pricing. The Bonds are expected to be settled on or around 1 June 2007. The Notes will be issued at 100% of their principal amount and, unless previously converted or cancelled, will mature on 1 June 2010. ABG Sundal Collier is acting as sole book runner for the Company Offshore in connection with the placement. Oslo, 2007-05-22 Contacts: Tom E. Jebsen, CFO +47 2301 1431


 

FS Funding A/S - High Yield Notes due 2016 ISS Global A/S - Euro Medium Term Notes due 2010 and 2014 ISS has entered the U.S. by acquiring Sanitors, Inc. with annual revenues of DKK 1.8 billion and operations nationwide in the world's largest economy. Copenhagen, 23 May 2007 - On 8 May 2007, FS Funding A/S ("FS Funding") announced that it had a potential market entry in the US in the pipeline of potential acquisitions. Today, ISS A/S announced its acquisition of Sanitors, Inc., a U.S. provider of cleaning, building maintenance, landscaping, bridge tending and security services with annual revenues of approximately DKK 1.8 billion and 10,000 employees. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. The announcement by ISS A/S is enclosed with this release. Further Information: Christian Jakobsen Head of Group Treasury Tel: +45 38170000


 

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT) today announced that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued an Order approving the Settlement Agreement reached by the Staff of the OSC (Staff) with Nortel and its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL). The settlement fully resolves all issues between Nortel and the OSC. "Today is an important day for Nortel. The decision recognizes the extensive efforts made by Nortel's senior management and Board of Directors to be forthcoming and transparent in reporting significant accounting and internal control issues, and then solving them. We are pleased this is a fair and balanced resolution to the matter that is in the best interests of the shareholders," said Nortel President and CEO Mike Zafirovski. "Today, we remain passionately committed to recreating a great technology company and driving value for our shareholders by achieving strong business results while upholding the highest ethical standards and sound business practices." As approved by the Commission, the Settlement Agreement recognizes efforts by Nortel to strengthen the Company through actions such as: a restructured ethics policy and the establishment of a new code of conduct; the improvement of financial processes and controls; the remediation of substantially all internal control issues that formed the six original material weaknesses, with one material weakness remaining; improved corporate governance; and the settlement of shareholder class-action lawsuits. Pursuant to the terms of the OSC Order, Nortel is required to deliver to Staff quarterly and annual written reports (Report) detailing, among other matters, its progress in implementing its remediation plan. The Reports will begin following Nortel's second quarter 2007 quarterly reports, and ending with the earlier of the successful remediation of the remaining material weakness and the completion of the remediation plan. The OSC Order does not impose any administrative penalty or fine. However, Nortel will make a payment to the OSC in the amount CDN$1 million as a contribution towards the costs of their investigation. The Order and Settlement Agreement can be found on Nortel's website at http://www.nortel.com/corporate/investor/index.html About Nortel Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news. Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. (1)Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks. Contacts: Nortel Mohammed Nakhooda Media (905) 863-7407 Email: mohammna@nortel.com Nortel Investors 1-888-901-7286 or (905) 863-6049 Email: investor@nortel.com Website: www.nortel.com


 

COLOGNE, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/22/07 -- ANGA Cable -- Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) company, today announced that Dutch cable operator Casema has selected the Explorer(R) 8455DVB(TM) high-definition television (HDTV) Personal Video Recorder (PVR) set-top for the expansion of digital interactive video services in the Netherlands. Deployment of the new set-top the latest phase of an extensive project between the companies that uses Scientific Atlanta(R) digital headends and their control systems along with Cisco(R) 7600 Series Routers to transport the interactive traffic through the core and edge network. Together with systems integration services, these technologies will create an end-to-end video-on-demand and interactive digital video platform for Casema. The 8455DVB is Scientific Atlanta's first MPEG-4/H.264 set-top for the European cable market. Its flexible architecture can be adapted to accommodate a variety of conditional access systems for wider deployment across Europe, where it is being evaluated by other cable operators. The new set-tops and the agreed-upon end-to-end network will serve Casema's customers in The Hague, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Amstelveen and Breda. Systems integration expertise is being provided by SciCare(TM) EMEA Professional Services, Scientific Atlanta's integration, consulting and support business. "We have a very aggressive timeline for the deployment of expanded digital video services to our more than 1 million television service subscribers, and view our new PVR and HD initiative as a key business venture that will strengthen our position in the marketplace," said Gradus Vos, spokesman at Casema. "We selected the Scientific Atlanta solution for this strategic project based on the company's extensive experience in helping companies successfully launch similar complex projects and its reputation for innovative, feature-rich set-tops." About Casema With 1.4 million subscribers, Casema is one of the leading cable network operators in the Netherlands. During its existence Casema has been responsible for the standardization within the European cable market and numerous innovations in the area of cable television. Through its state-of-the-art network Casema offers a wide range of electronic services and products including radio & television, digital television, IP television, telephony and data communication. Casema is active in such cities as The Hague, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Leiden and Breda. More information about the company is available at www.casema.nl. About Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a strategic supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at: Scientific Atlanta Europe NV http://www.saeurope.com and Scientific Atlanta Corporate http://www.scientificatlanta.com. About Cisco Systems Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in Europe is supplied by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. For more information visit http://www.scientificatlanta.com. Writers and editors may access a variety of information on the company and its products, as well as downloadable images, by selecting News Center from the home page. Scientific Atlanta and Explorer are registered trademarks and 8455DVB and SciCare are trademarks of Scientific Atlanta, Inc. Cisco, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. For more editorial information please contact Jonna Senger at Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, on +45 731 22269 or via email at jonna.senger@sciatl.com, or Stephen Hooley at Emmett & Smith at +44 207 819 4800. For direct RSS Feeds of all Cisco news, please visit "News@Cisco" at the following link: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/podcasts/rss.html Contact: For more editorial information please contact: Jonna Senger Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company +45 731 22269 jonna.senger@sciatl.com Stephen Hooley Emmett & Smith +44 207 819 4800


 

Oslo, Norway, May 22, 2007 - Telenor ASA (OSE: TEL; NASDAQ: TELN) Tuesday announced that it will seek to be delisted from the NASDAQ Stock Market. Telenor's US reporting obligations will be deregistered and terminated accordingly. As a result, Telenor's American Depository Shares (ADS) will be delisted from the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in accordance with recent changes passed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Telenor's ordinary shares will continue to trade on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Telenor's board of directors authorized this action based on its assessment that continued compliance with the reporting requirements under the Exchange Act are expensive and burdensome for the company and that such costs outweigh the benefits of maintaining a US listing. All investors in the ordinary shares and ADSs of Telenor are accorded protection by Telenor's continued compliance with the rules of the Oslo Stock Exchange and other Norwegian regulations. Telenor's intention to delist from the NASDAQ does not imply a reduced focus on the company's international shareholders or a reduced focus on its international or US markets. Telenor intends to continue its strong focus on corporate governance, transparency and internal controls subsequent to the delisting. Telenor intends to file a Form 15F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to deregister and terminate its reporting obligations under Section 13(a) and 15(d) of the Exchange Act as soon as practicable following the effectiveness of delisting, which is expected to occur on or around June 11, 2007. Telenor intends to maintain its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) facility relating to the ADSs with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and intends to amend its Deposit Agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. to reflect its deregistration. The ADSs will trade over-the-counter (OTC) in the United States. Contact: Scott Engebrigtsen, Corporate Communications, tel: +47 900 43 484, email: scott.engebrigtsen@telenor.com


 

FindEx.com Announces First Quarter 2007 Financial Results OMAHA, Neb. May 22, 2007 FindEx.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FIND), a leading software provider for Bible study through its QuickVerse® brand, and financial and data management for churches and non-profit organizations through its Membership Plus® brand, announced today the financial results of its operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. First Quarter Revenues, Earnings and Related Results of Operations For the first quarter ended March 31, 2007, gross revenue was approximately $1,270,000, a 7% increase of $88,000 compared to gross revenue of approximately $1,182,000 in the first quarter 2006. Gross margin for first quarter 2007 was 57%, a 1% increase from the 56% in the first quarter 2006. Total operating expenses for the first quarter 2007 decreased to approximately $686,000, a 15% improvement over the approximately $810,000 for the same period in 2006. Total sales, general and administrative costs were approximately $536,000 or 42% of gross sales in first quarter 2007, compared to approximately $664,000 or 56% of gross sales in the first quarter 2006. The net loss for the first quarter 2007 was $5,681, an improvement of $881,115 compared to a net loss of $886,796 in the first quarter 2006. During the first quarter 2007 the company had derivative valuation gains of $26,544 compared to valuation losses of $608,872 for 2006, and non-recurring expenses related to registration rights penalties of $49,314 for the first quarter 2006 compared to zero for the first quarter 2007. During the first quarter 2007, the company incurred total software development costs of $109,705, compared to $63,231 for the same period in 2006. In March 2007, the company launched a new release of QuickVerse Mac®. QuickVerse Mac, a leading Bible study software, applies best in class technology with a Mac interface to bring Biblical knowledge to all Apple Mac users. QuickVerse Mac is available at QuickVerse.com, Apple Stores, Amazon.com and many other retailers. Full details of the company's financials are contained in the company's Form 10-QSB for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kirk Rowland, FindEx.com's Chief Financial Officer commented,"We were pleased to show increases in gross revenue and gross margin while reducing our operating expenses in the first quarter. We have continued to be an efficient and productive enterprise and we are projecting operating expenses to remain flat in the second and third quarters of 2007. Our focus is to improve top line growth by continuing to introduce new products and platforms, such as our recently released QuickVerse Windows content additions from Geoffrey W. Bromiley, commonly know as "Little Kittel", and Kenneth S. Wuest. We anticipate these new product introductions and consistent customer upgrades by our installed base of loyal users will help ramp revenue and transition us to profitability." About FindEx.com, Inc. FindEx.com, Inc. is focused on becoming the premier worldwide Bible study software provider. The company develops and publishes church and Bible study software products designed to simplify biblical research, streamline church office tasks, provide easy access to Bible-related stories, and enhance the user's understanding of the Bible. The company also publishes a product for the financial and data management of churches and non-profit service organizations. The company's one operating division called The Parsons Church Group was acquired in July 1999 from The Learning Company, a division of Mattel, Inc. The Company's main product is QuickVerse, a Bible study search engine tool. Over 1,000,000 copies of QuickVerse have been sold since the product's introduction. Significant and also growing in importance is the Membership Plus product, a Windows-based financial and data management product for churches and other non-profits. All products are available at the company's website www.quickverse.com. Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by Findex.com, Inc. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. Such statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. For example, words such as "may," "will," "should," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "strategy," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Our actual results and the outcome and timing of certain events may differ significantly from the expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to our limited liquidity and capital resources, the costs and expenses of developing, maintaining and protecting our intellectual property, including judgments or settlements paid or received and their related costs, the possibility of future losses and negative cash flow from operations, the effect of overall market conditions, including trading volume and volatility, our pricing strategy and that of our competitors, our ability to develop new products and services, to enter new markets, to secure and maintain market share, to enter into marketing and strategic alliances, and other transactions, including acquisitions, reorganizations, partnering opportunities, and joint ventures, to hire new personnel, the possibility of delays in product releases and introductions that may result in unexpected reductions in revenue and stock price volatility, and (v) the possibility of errors or defects in products may cause a loss of market acceptance and result in fewer sales. These, as well as other factors, are described in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2006 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We believe that all forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions when made. However, we caution that it is impossible to predict actual results or outcomes or the effects of risks, uncertainties or other factors on anticipated results or outcomes and that accordingly you should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date when made and we undertake no obligation to update these statements in light of subsequent events or developments. Contact: FindEx.com, Inc. Kirk Rowland (402) 333-1900 Email: investor@quickverse.com -


 

Please, find enclosed the press release issued today by RHJI announcing that its portfolio company, Asahi Tec Corporation, filed a notice of revised business result forecast for the year ended March 31, 2007. RHJ International (Euronext: RHJI) is a diversified holding company focused on creating long-term value for its shareholders by acquiring and operating businesses in attractive industries in Japan and elsewhere. For further information visit www.rhji.com/ Arnaud Denis Investor Relations Director RHJ International Tel. +32 2 643 60 13 http://www.rhji.com investor-relations@rhji.com


 

BILTHOVEN, the Netherlands, May 22, 2007 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) announced the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held today in the Netherlands. In line with the ASMI Boards' recommendations as put forth in the Company's proxy statement, shareholders approved all proposals voted on at the annual meeting. The Company announced that Chuck del Prado has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ASM International, effective March 1, 2008. He will succeed Arthur del Prado, Founder, President and CEO, who will remain as an advisor to the Company on strategic and business issues. A separate release was issued today on this appointment. ASMI's dividend policy was also discussed at the annual meeting. As previously announced and following this discussion, the ASMI Boards intend to pay a cash dividend over 2007, in the form of an interim dividend of ¤ 0.10 per share. The interim dividend payment date will be announced with the Company's 2007 second quarter earnings results. The cash dividend reflects ASMI's commitment to use the dividends from its subsidiary, ASM Pacific Technology, Ltd. to build shareholder value through one or more of the following four options: reduction of ASMI convertible debt; common share repurchase; purchase of ASMPT shares to maintain a majority position at the November 2006 level; and, cash dividends. "We appreciate our shareholders' constructive input in the AGM discussions on dividend policy and business philosophy," commented Arthur del Prado, President and CEO of ASM International. "Additionally, we thank shareholders for their ongoing support as we execute strategies to maximize shareholder value while bringing front-end operations to sustainable profitability and capitalize on the opportunities afforded by participation in both wafer processing and assembly/packaging industry sectors." About ASM International ASM International N.V. and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. The company provides production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as assembly and packaging (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's web site at www.asm.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All matters discussed in this statement, except for any historical data, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to, economic conditions and trends in the semiconductor industry generally and the timing of the industry cycles specifically, currency fluctuations, the timing of significant orders, market acceptance of new products, competitive factors, litigation involving intellectual property, shareholder and other issues, commercial and economic disruption due to natural disasters, terrorist activity, armed conflict or political instability, epidemics, and other risks indicated in the Company's filings from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's reports on Form 20-F and Form 6-K. The Company assumes no obligation nor intends to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future developments or circumstances. Contacts: Naud van der Ven +31 30 229 8540 Naud.van.der.ven@asm.com Erik Kamerbeek +31 30 229 8500 Erik.kamerbeek@asm.com Mary Jo Dieckhaus +1 212 986 2900 Maryjo.dieckhaus@asm.com


 

Genome Canada, Genome Quebec and Universite de Montreal launch P3G Consortium and CARTaGENE Project MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, and Mr. Raymond Bachand, Quebec Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export, and Minister of Tourism, along with Dr. Martin Godbout, President and CEO of Genome Canada, Mr. Paul L'Archeveque, President and CEO of Genome Quebec, and Mr. Luc Vinet, Rector of the Universite de Montreal, today announced $34.5 million in funding for the International Consortium known as the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G), which includes the Quebec-based CARTaGENE project. Counting all the contributions from international partners, the total budget of the initiative could reach $64.5 million. Our Government is charting a new direction for innovation in Canada with our recently released science and technology strategy - Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage. It is a direction that links the energy of our entrepreneurs to the energy of our scientists" said the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry. The inclusion of the CARTaGENE project's expertise in the Consortium places Canada at the forefront of research on population genomics. Already a world leader in population health, Canada will now be able to offer researchers a world-class resource for scientific discovery to improve the health and well-being of people around the world." Minister Bachand noted the commitment of the Government of Quebec to research, particularly in the cutting-edge field of genomics. "Our genomics researchers rank among world leaders in the development of insight into both environmental and genetic determinants of health," said Minister Bachand. "The funding for P3G/CARTaGENE represents a key effort to support scientific research and innovation in a sector where Quebec excels. This initiative confirms our leadership role, but it also helps to integrate our research teams into the major international science networks. This is an essential condition for the success of Quebec's research and innovation strategy." Since its creation, Genome Canada has invested in long-term partnerships with numerous provincial and private-sector institutions at home and abroad, thereby ensuring for Canadian researchers in genomics and proteomics a place among the world leaders in this field. "Genome Canada has participated in many large-scale international collaborations," stated Dr. Martin Godbout, "but P3G is unique in its scope and potential for advancing population genomics research. We are proud to support international collaboration in this field, with the ultimate goal of improving resources for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, both in Canada and internationally." "Today's announcement is the outcome of many years of effort by Genome Quebec to maximize this initiative's impact and applications," noted Mr. Paul L'Archeveque, President and CEO of Genome Quebec. "This highly formative project for genomics research in Quebec will provide to local researchers resources and an infrastructure that are innovative and versatile, speeding up research into genes that are responsible for disease. It will become easier to develop appropriate medications and treatments, and the population of Quebec will be the first to benefit from the actual scientific and medical results of the research." P3G is a Montreal-based non-profit international consortium founded in 2003, and dedicated to fostering collaboration between researchers and projects in the field of population genomics. It was conceived and developed by Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers of the Universite de Montreal and Dr. Thomas Hudson of the University of Toronto (formerly of McGill University), along with a number of other internationally respected collaborators. An organization with members from 25 countries, P3G will harmonize and coordinate a number of large-scale projects in genetic epidemiology undertaken around the world. For Mr. Luc Vinet, Rector of the Universite de Montreal, P3G is an outstanding initiative in many respects. "This initiative is the most ambitious ever undertaken here in the field of genomics. It is also the first to be led by a professor of social sciences," said Mr. Vinet. "The very structure of P3G thus entrenches the vital importance of ethical and social considerations in the increasingly vast field of exploring our genes." As former Chair of the International Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Project (HUGO), Professor Knoppers has been concerned with the ethical and legal issues surrounding genomics research. This concern is reflected in the Consortium's emphasis on the creation of harmonization tools facilitating international collaboration and governance. "As our knowledge of genetics expands, so does the need for framework mechanisms," said Dr. Knoppers, the project's director. "By creating P3G and incorporating the work of CARTaGENE into it, we are hoping to advance the frontiers of human genetics research in a way that respects both our values and our humanity." Professor Knoppers also oversees CARTaGENE along with Dr. Claude Laberge, a population genomics expert affiliated with Universite Laval in Quebec City, and other scientists. In its first phase this epidemiological and biological data bank is seeking the participation of 20 000 Quebec residents aged 40 to 69. The CARTaGENE data will provide better insight into how genes interact and how the environment influences their interaction. "As a leader in population genetics, CARTaGENE is one of the drivers of P3G," said Dr. Laberge. "This infrastructure will function as a precursor for the development and testing of standards for large biobanks." Contacts: Information: Office of the Honourable Maxime Bernier Minister of Industry Isabelle Fontaine 613-995-9001 Office of Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade and Minister of Tourism Isabelle Mignault Press Officer 418 691-5650 Genome Canada Claudine Renauld Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs 613-751-4460, ext. 129 cell 613-301-2112 Huguette Marcotte Communications Evelyn Dubois 514-527-3983 cell 514-770-3983 Source: Genome Quebec Michel Leblanc Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications 514-398-0668 Universite de Montreal Sophie Langlois Director, Media Relations 514-343-7704 P3G/CARTaGENE Marie Kim Brisson 514-603-3100


 

The Board has suggested an interim dividend 1st quarter 2007 of NOK 0.20 per share. Subject to the shareholders` approvals of the interim dividend, the Deep Sea Supply Plc stock will be traded ex. interim dividend as of June 22, 2007. Please find enclosed the Notice of the Extraordinary Shareholders` meeting to take place in Cyprus on June 21, 2007, and the form of request for proxy for use at the Shareholders` Meeting. Originals will be sent to all shareholders by ordinary mail. Deep Sea Supply Plc, 22 May 2007 For further information, please contact: Finn Amund Norbye, CFO E-mail: finn@dess.no


 

The Annual General Meeting of Cermaq ASA was held on the 22nd of May 2007. The General Meeting resolved to distribute a share dividend of NOK 4.25 per share for the fiscal year 2006. The dividend will be paid on June 5th 2007 to the Company's shareholders as per May 23d 2007. The share is listed exclusive of dividend from and including May 24th 2007. The General Meeting granted the Board of Directors proxy to acquire own shares to a total nominal value of NOK 46,250,000, however, in such a way, that no more than 5% of the outstanding shares at any time may be acquired. The General Meeting resolved to reduce the share premium account of Cermaq ASA by NOK 935,534,829 in accordance with the Norwegian Public Limited Companies Act, section 3-2, second paragraph, no. 4. The amount is transferred to unrestricted equity. The reduction will be reported to the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises and will be effective after expiry of the creditor notice period. KPMG AS was elected as new auditor of the company. The existing Board was reelected. After replacement of the Board members elected by the employees, the Board of Cermaq ASA consists of: Sigbjørn Johnsen Finn Jebsen Astrid Sørgaard Kjell Frøyslid Wenche Kjølås Jan Helge Førde (elected by the employees) Kent Inge Eliassen (elected by the employees) Ingrid Kassen (elected by the employees) The Board itself elects the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Board.


 

Oceanteam Power & Umbilical ASA announced today that it had accepted an LOI agreement with ABB for Cable Installation Services associated with the 244km BritNed Interconnector between the Isle of Grain in the United Kingdom and Maasvlakte, The Netherlands, due for installation in 2009 and 2010. The contract will be executed in Q3 - 2009 and Q2 - 2010. The commercial terms between the parties remain confidential. Oceanteam Power & Umbilical ASA has a long term agreement with ABB combining manufacturing and installation capabilities for High Voltage Submarine Power Cables. The joint capabilities, whereby tendering for specific projects is done a mutual exclusive basis enables the companies to tender for complete turn key solution for subsea power cable installation worldwide. Oceanteam's fleet of North Ocean Construction Support Vessel currently under construction in Vigo Spain are ideally suited the submarine power cable market with its ability to take up to 7000 tonnes for product is one load out. In addition Oceanteam's installation equipment and trenching equipment are designed to install and bury power cables and umbilicals. To date Oceanteam and ABB have already jointly tendered various projects and Oceanteam expects to utilise one of its installation spreads fully as results of this agreement. The new build vessels currently under construction in Vigo, Spain will be 138 meters long and 27 meters wide, has 2400 m² of free deck, a deadweight of 10,000 tonnes, 2 x 100 tonnes heave compensated cranes installed and accommodation for 120 people. The vessel and its modular installation equipment have the capacity to install up to 7.000 tonnes of power cable in one load out. This in combination with the high transit speeds will give the vessels a unique position within the High Voltage Power Cable & Umbilical market. For further information about Oceanteam, please contact: CEO Haico Halbesma +47 95 80 98 73 haico@oceanteam.no COO Jon Mears +44 77 74 44 22 56 jon.mears@oceanteam.net


 

Oceanteam Power & Umbilical ASA announced today that under co-operation agreement with ABB published 14th March 2007, Oceanteam is the exclusive installation partner of ABB on the STATOIL GJØA development. Today Statoil announced today that it had sent a letter of intent to ABB Power Technologies for the manufacture and installation of a power cable from the North Sea's Gjøa field development. The Statoil GJØA Development Project, a power cable with a length of 98 km from the shore landing at Mongstad, Norway to a router (SEMI) in the Gjøa field. The contract will be executed in Q2 - 2009 and will be the world's longest for transfer of high-voltage alternating current to floating installations. The commercial terms between the parties remain confidential. Oceanteam Power & Umbilical ASA has a long term agreement with ABB combining manufacturing and installation capabilities for High Voltage Submarine Power Cables. The joint capabilities, whereby tendering for specific projects is done a mutual exclusive basis enables the companies to tender for complete turn key solution for subsea power cable installation worldwide. Oceanteam's fleet of North Ocean Construction Support Vessel currently under construction in Vigo Spain are ideally suited the submarine power cable market with its ability to take up to 7000 tonnes for product is one load out. In addition Oceanteam's installation equipment and trenching equipment are designed to install and bury power cables and umbilicals. To date Oceanteam and ABB have already jointly tendered various projects and Oceanteam expects to utilise one of its installation spreads fully as results of this agreement. The new build vessels currently under construction in Vigo, Spain will be 138 meters long and 27 meters wide, has 2400 m² of free deck, a deadweight of 10 000 tonnes, 2 x 100 tonnes heave compensated cranes installed and accommodation for 120 people. The vessel and its modular installation equipment have the capacity to install up to 7.000 tonnes of power cable in one load out. This in combination with the high transit speeds will give the vessels a unique position within the High Voltage Power Cable market. For further informationabout Oceanteam, please contact: CEO Haico Halbesma +47 95 80 98 73 haico@oceanteam.no COO Jon Mears +44 77 74 44 22 56 jon.mears@oceanteam.net


 

Company update In January 2007, a compulsory acquisition for the remaining outstanding shares of OffRig Drilling ASA was initiated, resulting in OffRig becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Awilco Offshore.During the quarter, Awilco Offshore, has exercised an option for a semi submersible drilling rig, WilPromoter, and an option for a jack-up drilling rig, WilConfidence. In March 2007, Awilco Offshore was awarded two long term contracts with Norsk Hydro Produksjon AS for the semi submersible drilling rigs WilInnovator and WilPromoter at the Troll field. First quarter 2007 Revenues for the period were MUSD 22.4. Operating profit before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) came to MUSD 4.8, and operating profit came to MUSD -1.0. EBITDA excluding non-cash elements for the first quarter of 2007 was MUSD 6.3. Profit before tax was MUSD -4.7, and net profit MUSD -3.4. For more detailed information, please see the enclosed First Quarter 2007 report. Oslo, 22 May, 2007 For further information, please contact: Henrik Fougner, Managing Director Telephone +47 22 01 43 00 Awilco Offshore has invested in eight jack-up drilling rigs (of which six are under construction), three semi submersible drilling rigs under construction and two accommodation units in operation. The company also holds one option for the construction of one further semi submersible drilling rig.


 

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- New orders for one Global Express XRS jet and 2 Learjet 40 XR aircraft - Firm order represents 17 from VistaJet in 12 months GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Bombardier Aerospace today announced that VistaJet of Zug, Switzerland, has placed firm orders for 17 Bombardier business jets in the past 12 months including new orders for one ultra long-range Global Express XRS business jet and two premium Learjet 40 XR light jets. The total value for these orders is approximately $450 million US, based on the list prices for typically equipped aircraft. VistaJet is a premier business jet charter operation, financing and brokerage company headquartered in Switzerland with operations based in Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany. Its fleet consists entirely of Bombardier aircraft. VistaJet's orders since May 2006 include two Learjet 40 XR, two Learjet 60 XR, two Challenger 300, five Challenger 605, three Challenger 850 and three Global Express XRS jets. "The Global Express XRS business jet and the Learjet 40 XR aircraft both offer impressive payload-range capability and the most spacious cabin in their respective segments. These features are in line with our mandate to offer passengers the very best in comfort and convenience in every jet they fly," said Bing Chen, chief executive officer, VistaJet. "We are committed to offer our customers the full range of aircraft types and the most advanced fleet in the region. The Bombardier family of proven, high-performance business jets offers us the quality, prestige and product range to further enhance VistaJet's brand equity as a premier provider of charter services." The Vista Jet fleet currently includes medium to ultra-long range Bombardier business jets, with an average service of less than two years. VistaJet flies passengers 7 days a week 24 hours a day to any destination in the world. Learjet, with close to 45 years of history, is the first name in corporate aviation. The innovative and highly popular Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR and Learjet 60 XR jets are clearly a significant factor in Bombardier's growing presence in Europe. "VistaJet's order reconfirms this valued customer's high level of satisfaction with the Bombardier experience, at the same time as it demonstrates the superior appeal of the Learjet aircraft family in the European charter context. Based on recent orders, the Learjet 40 XR is shaping up to be the light jet of choice among European operators," noted Bob Horner, vice-president, international sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. The pioneering Global Express XRS business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft - offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link London-Singapore and Geneva- Los Angeles non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew(i). The six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 XR aircraft features the widest and most spacious cabin in its class and a full aft lavatory. This next generation jet delivers impressive time-to-climb performance under all conditions - particularly in hot and high operating environments - requiring only 23 minutes to reach 43,000 feet (13,106 m). The Learjet 40 XR can connect Geneva-Tenerife non-stop(i). About Bombardier A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com. Bombardier, Learjet, Challenger, Global, Global Express XRS, Learjet 40, Learjet 40 XR and Skyjet International are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. Editor's note (i) Under certain conditions. An image will follow shortly. Contacts: Bombardier Business Aircraft Danielle Boudreau Mobile: 514-571-4472 danielle.boudreau@aero.bombardier.com www.aero.bombardier.com


 

Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS-1) Enables 40 Gbps Backbone to Support Sustainable and Innovative Research Projects COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced at the TERENA Networking Conference that it has been selected by Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN), Germany's National Research and Education Network (NREN), to deliver the core routing platform for a new national backbone that will put the NREN at the forefront of innovation in Europe while delivering significant operational expenditure savings. X-WiN is operated by the DFN Society (DFN-Verein) -- a nonprofit association established by the research, development and education sector in Germany in 1984 and currently has 351 institutional members. The network supports German work in areas such as high-energy physics research and grid computing, and it is linked to the North American and European scientific networks ABILENE and GÉANT2, as well as the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications. "After analyzing the possible designs for our new network, we were satisfied that Cisco was able to add the most value and deliver the most innovative technology in the form of the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System," said Jochem Pattloch, managing director of DFN. "Our intention is to reduce the operational expense of running a large number of gigabit routers. In upgrading to the CRS-1 we have been able to do that -- as well as putting in place a foundation that keeps us at the forefront of NREN innovation in Europe." Cisco 12000 Series Routers allow the existing G-WiN network to offer connection speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. In X-WiN, these platforms will be completely replaced by a collapsed core design (where both distribution and core functions are provided within the same devices) based on the logical router capability of several Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing Systems. When they are linked using Internet Protocol (IP) over dense wavelength-division multiplexing, they would provide connections of up to 40 Gbps. X-WiN's edge, meanwhile, will be based on Cisco 7600 Series Routers with shared port adapters that are compatible with the CRS-1 platform. "With DFN we have been able to demonstrate how the CRS-1 offers unbeatable value for NREN deployments," commented Yvon Le Roux, vice president of the public sector for Cisco in European markets. "It is capable of creating points of presence with a much greater port density at a very low cost, resulting in important operational cost savings combined with the potential to create much larger and faster networks." Cisco provides many leading NRENs with the tools and technologies to drive innovation and build the high-capacity, high-performance networks essential for the sharing of ideas, data and learning. To deepen the relationships with NRENs in Europe, Cisco has a dedicated team of research and development technical experts supported by a sales team that focuses solely on working with NRENs throughout the region. The Cisco CRS-1 and its Cisco IOS® XR modular operating system are the result of Cisco's proven 20-year track record in routing innovations through focused research and development programs. It provides carriers with high-performance core routing capabilities and rounds out Cisco's existing carrier-class routing portfolio, which is ideally suited to deliver cost-effective IP services. For information about the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System and Cisco's high-end routing strategy for customers, visit www.cisco.com/go/crs/. About Cisco Systems Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in Europe is supplied by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco, the Cisco logo, Cisco Systems and IOS are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. For direct RSS Feeds of all Cisco news, please visit "News@Cisco" at the following link: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/podcasts/rss.html Press Contact: Alison Stokes Cisco Systems +44 20 8824 0926 astokes@cisco.com Press Contact Germany: Sabine Lobmeier Cisco Systems +49 17 2839 5531 slobmeie@cisco.com


 

Primary insider and President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christian Berg has the 22nd of May bought 1,000 class A-shares (not 1,500 as previously announced), at a price of NOK 131.00 per share, in Hafslund ASA. Following this purchase, Christian Berg, directly and indirectly, owns 1,000 A-shares and 13,229 B-shares in Hafslund ASA. Oslo, 22 May 2007


 

Handelsbanken is expanding substantially in Great Britain. In 2007, the Bank expects a 50% increase in the number of branches. "We have stepped up the pace of opening new branches. We have tripled the number of new branches compared to previous years. We are now so large and growing so quickly that we have decided to start up another regional bank in Great Britain," says Magnus Uggla, head of the regional bank in London. Each branch of Handelsbanken is linked to a regional bank with joint administrative resources, regional expertise and specialists to support the branch's business. In Sweden, there are seven regional banks. Norway, Denmark and Finland each have a regional bank. Great Britain will now have its second regional bank. "We started opening branches in Great Britain in 2000, and by 2002 we were already large enough to form a regional bank. Until last year, we grew by some five new branches a year. This year, we expect to open at least 15 branches, bringing us to over 40 branches by the end of the year," adds Magnus Uggla. Thus there are good reasons to start a second regional bank in Great Britain according to Mr Uggla: "We foresee this strong growth continuing: we are doing more business and acquiring more and more new customers. Our decentralised business model attracts customers as well as prospective staff in the UK. This is why we have moved up a gear - a new regional bank allows us to retain our rate of growth, to offer excellent support to our existing branches; and at the same time open new ones." The new regional bank will be responsible for the northern part of Great Britain. The head of the new regional bank will be Anders Bouvin, currently head of Regional Bank Denmark. He takes up this position on 1 July. For further information, please contact: Pär Boman, CEO, +46 8 22 92 20 Johan Lagerström, press officer, +46 8 701 13 95, mobile: +46 70 265 80 14


 

Primary insider and President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christian Berg has the 22nd of May bought 1,500 class A-shares, at a price of NOK 131.00 per share, in Hafslund ASA. Following this purchase, Christian Berg, directly and indirectly, owns 1,500 A-shares and 13.229 B-shares in Hafslund ASA. Primary insider and Vice President Investor Relations Heidi Ulmo has the 22nd of May bought 1,000 class B-shares, at a price of NOK 133.50 per share, in Hafslund ASA. Following this purchase, Heidi Ulmo, directly and indirectly, owns 3.372 B-shares and no A-shares in Hafslund ASA. Oslo, 22 May 2007


 

Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila), the company responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, follows its strategy of increasing its market position in Asian paint markets by establishing a sales company in China. Tikkurila (Beijing) Paints Co., Ltd will start operating on May 22, 2007 in Beijing. At the same time, Tikkurila is to acquire the sales company CEIEC-Feelings operating in China from its owners CEIEC, CEIEC-OTC and a number of private investors. CEIEC-Feelings' business operations and the staff of 50 persons will be transferred to the new company. The parties have agreed on not disclosing any financials details. CEIEC-Feelings have been operating since 2002 as the importer of Tikkurila's decorative paints in China. Net sales for 2007 are estimated at approximately EUR 2 million. The acquisition aims at consolidating a basis for a powerful development of Kemira's market position in the rapidly growing decorative paints market in China. Kemira Coatings is the leading supplier of paints in Northern and Eastern Europe, providing consumers and professionals with branded products approximately in 40 countries. The product range consists of decorative paints and coatings for the woodworking and metal industries. In 2006, Kemira Coatings business area had revenue of EUR 563 million and a payroll of 3,500 employees. For more information, please contact Tikkurila Deco International Markku Immonen, Sales Director Mobile phone: +358 40 501 0426 Tikkurila (Beijing) Paints Yan Ming, Managing Director Mobile phone: +86 139 0104 2176 Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila) Arja Schadewitz, Communications Manager Mobile phone: +358 40 518 0059 Kemira is a chemicals group made up of four business areas: Kemira Pulp&Paper, Kemira Water, Kemira Specialty and Kemira Coatings. Kemira is a global group of leading chemical businesses with a unique competitive position and a high degree of mutual synergy. In 2006, Kemira recorded revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and had a payroll of 9,000 employees. Kemira operates in 40 countries.


 

The Ordinary General Meeting of the shareholders of Renewable Energy Corporation was held at 15:00 hrs May 14 2007 in Thon Conference Oslofjord in Sandvika outside Oslo. Based on an agreement between the company and its employees relating to employee representation at a Group level, the employees are entitled to elect four Board members. Due to this agreement, two amendments to the Articles of Association had to be made at the General Meeting; the highest number of Board Members had to be increased from nine to twelve and the Board Members must, according to the Public Limited Companies Act § 6-1 (2) second sentence, themselves elect their Chairman. After the Ordinary General Meeting, valid as of May 14, 2007, the Board of REC consists of the following: Shareholder representatives: Ole Enger, Chairman Tore Schiøtz, Vice-Chairman Christian Berg Marcel Egmond Brenninkmeijer Roar Engeland Line Geheb Susanne Elise Munch Thore Inger Johanne Solhaug Employee representatives: Mona Stensvik Rolf B. Nilsen Jørn Mobæk Rita Glenne Please see the full protocol from the the Ordinary General Meeting enclosed. For more information, please contact; Bjørn R Berntsen, Shareholder Services, +47 67 81 52 54 About REC REC is uniquely positioned in the solar energy industry as the only company with a presence across the entire value chain. REC Silicon and REC Wafer are the world`s largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications. REC Solar produces solar cells and solar modules. REC Group had revenues in 2006 of NOK 4,334 million and an operating profit of NOK 1,574 million. Please also see www.recgroup.com


 

IMS-Ready Next Generation Network Enhances Local and Long-Distance Service and Enables High Bandwidth Multimedia Applications ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- JSC Kazakhtelecom is making telephone services and new multimedia applications more widely available across Kazakhstan with a nationwide next-generation network (NGN) from Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT). JSC Kazakhtelecom, the country's largest communications operator, has made a US multi-million dollar investment in its network evolution to create the first nationwide NGN in the Confederation of Independent States. The new network will improve the availability and quality of long-distance communications as well as deliver high-speed, high-bandwidth communication services for corporate and private users in Kazakhstan. Nortel supplied project design, equipment and development services for the JSC Kazakhtelecom NGN project, while Russian Jet Infosystems - Nortel's Carrier VoIP Service and Solution Partner - provided installation, deployment, testing and connection services. "The deployment of this NGN means that telecommunications in Kazakhstan is entering a new era," said Askar Zhumagaliev, CEO, JSC Kazakhtelecom. "With Nortel's NGN solution, the JSC Kazakhtelecom fixed-line network has been transformed into an IP-network that will make it possible to provide more customers with voice and multimedia services without increasing operating costs." "This project is important for Nortel as a showcase for how our technology can be used to simplify network enhancement and expansion," said Peter Newcombe, president, Carrier Networks EMEA, Nortel. "JSC Kazakhtelecom's network is now IMS-ready and on the road to ensuring users in Kazakhstan have the advantages of anywhere, anytime communications on any device or application." Based on IP technologies, the converged JSC Kazakhtelecom network enhances long-distance network capacity by integrating VoIP softswitches and media-gateways into the existing switched telephone network. This additional capacity allows more JSC Kazakhtelecom customers to have local and long-distance communication. The NGN network will also enable JSC Kazakhtelecom to provide multimedia services such as video telephony, multimedia conferencing, voice, text, and multimedia messaging. Kazakhtelecom plans to use the capabilities of secure voice, video and data in its NGN network to provide corporate customers with virtual private networks. The scale of this project is significant in that it embraces the entire country of Kazakhstan," said Vladimir Eliseev, CEO, Jet Infosystems. "By setting up its NGN, JSC Kazakhtelecom is helping to provide better services for the citizens of Kazakhstan." The JSC Kazakhtelecom NGN infrastructure incorporates two Nortel Communication Server 2000 Compact soft switches in Almaty - Kazakhstan's largest city - and a number of carrier-class Media Gateway 15000 gateways located in ten regional centers. More than 50 exchanges all over the country are already connected to the NGN network. The buildout of the NGN network is still underway. Currently, JSC Kazakhtelecom is completing the implementation of its NGN multiservice communication network build in the city of Astana on the left-bank of the Ishim River. Work is also proceeding in the cities of Karaganda, Pavlodar and Taraz, and the company is scheduled to extend the network to include the cities of Shimkent, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Petropavlovsk. Nortel has deployed IMS ready networks with more than 100 carriers worldwide across wireless, wireline and cable domains. According to leading analyst firm Dell'Oro Group, Nortel ranked number one globally for Carrier IP Telephony in 2006. About JSC Kazakhtelecom JSC Kazakhtelecom is a leading telecommunication company in Kazakhstan. It has a wide network of representative offices that provide such communication services as traditional telephony and telegraph, data transmission and Internet access, intellectual and satellite networks. JSC Kazakhtelecom has more than 2.7 million private and corporate clients. As an international operator, JSC Kazakhtelecom actively cooperates with 154 international and 23 CIS and Baltic States' operators. JSC Kazakhtelecom is a business oriented company, and its stability and reputation are proven annually by G4 auditors. The Company is actively modernizing the national information infrastructure in Kazakhstan by introducing new technologies, contributing to establishing the regional telecommunication market, and creating and enhancing Kazakhstan' position on the international telecommunications market. The Company is also tackling the social challenge of providing rural communities with telephone connections and Kazakhstan schools with Internet access. About Jet Infosystems Jet Infosystems is one of the largest solution providers in Russia and CIS countries. The company provides a wide range of services in developing, designing, and maintaining highly reliable computing systems and networks, solutions on information systems management, as well as organizing IT department activities, information security solutions, and special banking system implementation. The company has representative offices in Russia - eight cities spreading from Saint Petersburg and Krasnodar to Vladivostok - in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaidzhan, and is realizing projects in Pakistan, Japan, Tadzhikistan, and Uzbekistan. About Nortel Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news. Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. (1)Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks. Use of the terms "partner" and "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between Nortel and any other party. Contacts: Nortel Victoria Tchouikova 007 (495) 544 50 00 Email: vtchouik@nortel.com Website: www.nortel.com PRP Group Sergey Severinko 007 (495) 937-3170 Email: severinko@prp.ru Jet Infosystems Elena Ometova 007 (495) 411-76-01 Email: eometova@jet.msk.su SOURCE: Nortel


 

COLOGNE, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/22/07 -- ANGA Cable -- The exponential growth in the number of people using video to communicate and collaborate is creating a video landscape filled with new service and revenue opportunities for video operators and service providers. As more and more consumers enjoy the freedom to access all types of content and services across a variety of devices, they are beginning to live "The Connected Life." Cisco(R) (NASDAQ: CSCO), together with Scientific Atlanta(R) and Linksys(R), offers unique capabilities and innovative end-to-end solutions to help video operators and service providers bring "The Connected Life" to consumers, whether at home or at work. The Cisco and Scientific Atlanta stand at ANGA Cable 2007 (H.2 in Hall 10.2) will provide insights into the latest technology developments to support on-demand, personalised Video 2.0 services, such as advanced video coding (AVC), pre-standard Data over Cable Service Interface Specification 3.0 (DOCSIS 3.0) channel bonding, next-generation set-tops and content distribution systems. Extreme Video Quality at Low Bit Rates The Scientific Atlanta(R) D9054(TM) Advanced Video Coding (AVC) encoder delivers the latest compression technology to video operators and service providers, provides bandwidth maximization technology for advanced services, and accelerates the ability to launch new or expanded services, such as high-definition broadcast and video on demand. The encoder's powerful, single-slice encoding architecture, designed to deliver superior performance at bandwidth-saving bit rates for years to come, is widely deployed around the world. IPTV from Start to Finish Cisco IP Next-Generation Networks (IP NGNs) provide the network intelligence designed to deliver a reliable and scalable Video 2.0 experience from carrier routing systems and Carrier Ethernet solutions optimised for high-quality video transport, content-delivery systems that support both broadcast and on-demand services, high-definition and standard-definition encoders available today over content aggregators and transraters, to a comprehensive line of IP set-tops supporting both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 and a wide range of DRM systems. Video on Demand, Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Cisco recently launched a significant enhancement to its Content Delivery System (CDS), adding Internet streaming-media capabilities that allow service providers to offer an ever-expanding scope of online content to help meet their customers' expectations of accessing any content, anywhere, anytime and on any device. The enhanced Cisco CDS offers much more than other video-on-demand and streaming systems. The Cisco CDS Internet Streaming solution incorporates applications for delivering video to digital televisions and set-top boxes as well as delivering video, voice, music and data to a wide range of IP devices such as personal computers, Wi-Fi-connected mobile phones and personal digital assistants. Flexible, Powerful Digital Content Management Scientific Atlanta's Digital Content Manager (DCM) delivers game-changing, massive video processing horsepower for SD and HD programming, plus the versatility to deliver seamless regional digital program insertion (DPI) and local ad insertion. The DCM's "SuperCrypt" network and content security solution delivers session-based scrambling to protect valuable content and can be located in either the modulation site or locally in the main headend. Cisco Modular CMTS and pre-standard DOCSIS 3.0 Operators can maximise their infrastructure capacity, dramatically increase broadband access speeds and re-establish their competitive advantage using a modular cable modem termination systems (M-CMTS) architecture. This includes the ability to support downstream channel bonding based on pre-standard DOCSIS 3.0 specifications within the existing Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router platform and the capability to enable backward compatibility for existing DOCSIS modems through the support of DOCSIS 1.x and DOCSIS 3.0 bonded channels. The solution features the Cisco uBR10000 series CMTS, Scientific Atlanta Edge QAMs, and Scientific Atlanta and Linksys cable modems. Next-Generation Analog Optics and HFC Network Components In the HFC/Access area Cisco and Scientific Atlanta will highlight solutions to help operators boost network performance. Visitors will see a live demonstration of Scientific Atlanta's HPNA-based Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) solution. EoC can help MSOs improve the return path signal quality in troublesome areas, such as large multiple dwelling units (MDU) buildings, by simply separating the CATV and the coaxial in-house distribution network in the return path frequency range. This prevents the coaxial in-house network's noise and ingress from entering the CATV plant. Also on display will be the new Compact Micro Amplifier which has been especially designed to bring broadband interactive services to small and mid-size MDUs, as well as the latest updates to the Prisma II(TM) analogue optic transport platform with focus on solutions for video overlay in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. Voice, Data and Wireless Solutions The Scientific Atlanta EPC2505(TM) downstream channel bonding cable modem provides a throughput of more than 100+ megabits per second, and the EPC2434(TM) wireless home gateway with embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) combines a cable modem, two-line VoIP terminal adapter, router and wireless access point in a single device. Complete DVR Experience The Explorer(R) 8455DVB high-definition video recorder allows viewers to time-shift television and watch what they want when it is convenient, enabling service providers to generate more revenue. Scientific Atlanta's extensive DVR experience and new interactive 8455DVB HD DVR with optional IP multi-Room capability takes advantage of the bandwidth maximization and video storage benefits of MPEG-4 part 10/H.264 compression for high-definition television and personal video recorder services. Additionally, three video tuners in the set-top will allow customers to record three shows simultaneously. Leading third-party middleware and conditional access solutions are also supported. About Scientific Atlanta Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a strategic supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at: Scientific Atlanta Europe NV http://www.saeurope.com and Scientific Atlanta Corporate http://www.scientificatlanta.com. About Cisco Systems Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in Europe is supplied by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. Linksys is a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. For more information, visit www.linksys.com. For more information visit http://www.scientificatlanta.com. Writers and editors may access a variety of information on the company and its products, as well as downloadable images, by selecting News Center from the home page. Scientific Atlanta, Prisma and Explorer are registered trademarks of Scientific Atlanta, Inc. Prisma II and SciCare are trademarks of Scientific Atlanta, Inc. D9054, EPC2505, EPC2434, EPC2223, and 8455DVB are trademarks of Scientific Atlanta, Inc. Cisco, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. 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Raz Itzhaki to Focus on Development of the Americas Market Roy Cohen Appointed CFO Jerusalem, May 22, 2007 - WizCom Technologies Ltd. (WizCom) (Prime Standard: WZM, IL 0010830706), a global provider of portable, handheld scanning and translating pens that enable and enhance reading-related activities and business productivity, announced today the decision of the Board of Directors, to enhance and develop its presence in the Americas markets. As a result the company will expand the management team by separating the positions of the EVP & President of the wholly owned US-subsidiary WizCom Technologies Inc. and the CFO, with immediate effect. Raz Itzhaki, who has been holding the position of the CFO and in parallel has been Executive VP & President of WizCom Technologies Inc., since July 2002, will now be able to fully focus and devote his time and efforts to the development of the US market and other territories in America, such as Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Ronen Elad, Chairman of WizCom Technologies, comments: "As the company performs stability and profit track in the last quarters, it's our highest priority now to further increase our revenues and enhance our presence in our strategic territories especially in the US, Canada and South America. It will be the right thing to allow Raz Itzhaki, to completely focus and dedicate his time and efforts to develop the markets in America. Until now Raz Itzhaki has been asked by the Board of Directors to hold both positions in a period, when the company was in the urgent need to go through an extensive re-organization, stabilization of its operations, reducing expenses and paving the way for profitability. Raz Itzhaki did a tremendous job fulfilling successfully these two complex functions, and at the same time starting to put in place important foundations in the US market. In fact, both management positions are of such an importance for the company, that each of them actually require and deserve the full dedication of a single senior position." adds Elad. Furthermore Ronen Elad says: "We are happy to add Roy Cohen to our management team. We are confident that he will further maintain and fortify the company's infrastructures in order to support our dynamic growth." Roy Cohen (37) holds a Bachelor degree in business administration & economics (B.A.), and is a Certified Public Accountant. He started his career in a CPA partnership and already gained experience as CFO in Nechushtan, an Israeli group of companies as well as in TFG, a private international company, before he joined WizCom. For additional information regarding WizCom Technologies, please visit www.wizcomtech.com. About WizCom Group WizCom Technologies Ltd. is the world's leading producer of personal, portable scanning pens that enable and enhance reading-related activities, text processing and business productivity. These pocket sized, user-friendly devices enable people to understand and use printed material, anytime and anywhere, without disrupting their reading process. Our pens are an invaluable support tool for students of English as a first or second language, as well as people working in multilingual environments, enhancing their fluency and expediting reading comprehension. Ligature Ltd. is a world leader developer of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technologies and applications. The company offers innovative approach to OCR based solutions for specialized markets partnering with OEMs, VARs and system integrators incorporating CharacterEyes into software applications and hardware products. Galil Microwaves Israel (2003) Ltd. is a third party manufacturer and assembler of electronic modules for microelectronic and microwave components. For further information, please contact: WizCom Technologies Ltd. Raz Itzhaki Executive VP and CFO 8B HaMarpe St. 97774 Jerusalem Israel Phone +1-978-808-6989 (US) Fax +1-978-929-9228 (US) razi@wizcomtech.com http://www.wizcomtech.com SCHWARZ Financial Communication Frank Schwarz Investor Relations Germany Phone +49-611-174539811 Fax +49-611-174539829 schwarz@schwarzfinancial.com --- End of Message --- WizCom Technologies Ltd. 8B Hamarpe St. Jerusalem WKN: 915856; ISIN: IL0010830706; Index: Prime All Share, TECH All Share; Listed: Freiverkehr in Börse Berlin Bremen, Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Freiverkehr in Bayerische Börse München, Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart, Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


 

Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf has acquired the majority in eQ Corporation, a finnish bank specialising in brokerage, asset management, and corporate finance. A mandatory tender offer will be launched for all of the shares and option rights in eQ. The offer price will be EUR 7.60 for each share and EUR 5.40 for each option right in eQ. The acquisition value on a fully diluted basis is EUR 260 million. eQ's Board of Directors recommends the shareholders and holders of option rights to accept the mandatory tender offer. Straumur-Burdaras has acquired 62 per cent of all shares in eQ Corporation ("eQ") for a purchase price of EUR 7.60 per share payable in cash. Straumur-Burdaras will also make a mandatory tender offer for all of the remaining shares and option rights in eQ. The offer price payable under the mandatory tender offer will be EUR 7.60 per share and EUR 5.40 per option right payable in cash. The acquisition value on a fully diluted basis is EUR 260 million. Straumur-Burdaras has received regulatory approval from the Icelandic Financial Supervision Authority and the completion of the acquisition and the mandatory tender offer will not be subject to any conditions. The tender offer will be launched in early June with an acceptance period of three weeks. eQ specialises -e.g. in brokerage, asset management, and corporate finance and the Bank has grown rapidly and successfully within Finland in the past years. The support of Straumur-Burdaras' strong balance sheet will enable eQ to grow even faster locally in addition to expanding its service offering into new geographical areas. Straumur-Burdaras' strategy is to become a leading Nordic investment bank. Straumur-Burdaras intends to achieve this aim by expanding its operations, with a particular focus on the Nordic countries and the UK, while simultaneously diversifying the bank's income sources. The acquisition of eQ is an essential step in fulfilling this strategy, e.g. by adding asset management services to Straumur-Burdaras' product range, adding the fifth country to the bank's operations, increasing the customer base by approximately 48 thousand, growing the balance sheet to EUR 6.2 billion, and increasing fee and net interest income from 43% to 50% of net revenues. Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson, Chairman of the Board of Straumur-Burdaras: "Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank is an international investment bank with the objective of becoming one of the leading investment banks in Scandinavia. The acquisition of eQ is a significant milestone in building up the company's presence in Scandinavia as it creates a platform for our services in Finland. It is my belief that there are opportunities for a progressive and competitive investment bank in the Finnish financial market and I am convinced that the joint forces of eQ and Straumur-Burdaras will do well in exploring them." "The acquisition of eQ is a significant step in our strategy implementation" says Mr Fridrik Johannsson, CEO of Straumur-Burdaras. "eQ is a perfect fit for further geographical and operational diversification of Straumur-Burdaras, enabling us to expand into a key market that offers simultaneously a fast growing economy and a stable environment. We are impressed by the exceptional team of professionals that will now join us. eQ is the largest domestic securities broker on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki and has been known as the best online securities broker in Finland for several years. This important addition to our group will enable Straumur-Burdaras to sooner reach its strategic objective of becoming a leading Nordic investment bank." Straumur-Burdaras' intention is that eQ will continue as an independent part of the Straumur-Burdaras Group, with its present name and without significant changes to its operations. The CEO of eQ and other directors who sold their shares will continue to work for eQ for at least two years. "I am convinced that this acquisition is excellent for our customers, personnel and shareholders. Although the business of eQ will continue without significant changes, Straumur-Burdaras' equity base will provide the opportunity to develop the services of eQ faster on various markets", states Mr Antti Mäkinen, CEO of eQ. Considering also that Straumur-Burdaras has acquired the majority in eQ, the Board of Directors recommends the shareholders and holders of option rights to accept the mandatory tender offer. The recommendation is given assuming that no better offer will be made during the tender offer period. Straumur-Burdaras will host a press conference which will take place in the Bank's headquarters today at 16:30 at Borgartún 25, 101 Reykjavík. For further information: Fridrik Johannsson, CEO, Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf, tel. +354 580 9100 Jóhanna Vigdís Gudmundsdóttir, Director of Corporate Communications at Straumur-Burdaras, tel. +354 840 9133 Antti Mäkinen, CEO, eQ Corporation, tel. +358 9 681 781 or +358 50 5611 501 INFORMATION REGARDING STRAUMUR-BURDARAS Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf is Iceland's largest investment bank. Straumur-Burdaras offers integrated corporate and investment banking services in Northern Europe, with particular focus on the Nordic countries and the UK. Straumur-Burdaras' services include corporate finance advisory, debt and equity financing, and brokerage. INFORMATION REGARDING eQ eQ is a Finnish full-service investment bank, the customers of which consist of private investors, institutions and companies. eQ provides and develops efficient and customer oriented investment banking services for demanding customers. The shareholder's equity of eQ Group is EUR 64 million and the capital adequacy ratio 14 %. The Group has 170 employees and approximately 48.000 customers.


 

Preliminary results Video interview available now on www.cantos.com with Stephen Hester, Chief Executive, British Land (BLND.L) * Results and Strategy * Recent activity * Markets * Outlook This programming is available in video, audio and transcript. It's free to view. All you need to do is register at www.cantos.com Cantos.com is an online financial website where top management of companies address the critical issues facing their businesses. If you would like to contact us, please email enquiries@cantos.com.


 

AXIOSS(R) Active Catalog provides an end-to-end solution for the rapid introduction and management of complex and bundled services NICE, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Axiom Systems, the leader in Service Fulfillment software for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today launched AXIOSS® Active Catalog, the industry's first solution to enable CSP's to adopt a closed-loop approach to service fulfillment. The Active Catalog compliments a new version of the AXIOSS product suite, V6, which is also generally available as of this month and is being previewed at the show. AXIOSS Active Catalog extends the componentized approach adopted throughout the AXIOSS suite, decoupling product lifecycle management processes from OSS, BSS and network engineering. This enables service bundles to be defined and commercial offerings created from robust, tested and reusable building blocks, dramatically increasing the speed and efficiency with which highly customizable services can be created and launched. "The complexity created by the myriad of moving parts present in today's networks means that CSPs are looking for highly structured service creation environments that can deliver flexibility in service design alongside consistency and control in maintaining ever-broadening service portfolios," said Ari Banerjee, Senior Analyst Telecom Software Strategies at Yankee Group. "By borrowing lean design and lifecycle management concepts from the manufacturing sector, Axiom Systems has been able to develop a service design and assembly platform which, for the first time, is capable of addressing all aspects of Customer Fulfillment Lifecycle Management (CFLM)." Yankee Group defines CFLM as an end-to-end service fulfillment process in which products and packages available to the customer are based on network capabilities, in order to eliminate or minimize service-provisioning errors. This process manages service and resource catalogs, handles order and process orchestration and is able to manage the end-to-end orchestration of the fulfillment cycle. "AXIOSS Active Catalog introduces a new level of service intelligence that allows new services, products and variants to be quickly and securely assembled using pre-built and tested components." said Brian Naughton, VP Architecture and Strategy at Axiom Systems. "This effectively provides a seamless bridge between the offline product lifecycle processes and the operational and service execution environments, whilst refreshing legacy OSS environments with the agility and responsiveness needed to meet today's market demands." "One of biggest goals for CSPs today is shifting legacy OSS environments, designed to support a more stable utility-oriented telecoms business model, into more dynamic and agile environments that support the rapid and cost-effective introduction of relatively short-life products," said Gareth Senior, CEO and CTO at Axiom Systems. "AXIOSS Active Catalog achieves this goal by decoupling product lifecycle management from OSS, BSS and network engineering. Once adopted, AXIOSS Active Catalog will enable CSPs to clearly differentiate themselves in the market through innovative service creation and the bundling of products." Axiom Systems will be demonstrating AXIOSS Active Catalog on booth #50 at TeleManagement World Nice, from May 21st to May 24th, 2007. - ends - About Axiom Systems Axiom Systems is the leader in software for the design and delivery of wireline and wireless services for Communications Providers. The company's AXIOSS Suite which incorporates modules for Order Management, Service Inventory, Service Activation and a Designer Tool, provides customers with advanced solutions for new services that include IPTV, VoIP, IP VPN and Triple Play. More Communications Providers in Europe use AXIOSS for IP and broadband service fulfillment than from any other vendor. Global customers include - Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, TeliaSonera, AOL, Telekom Austria, TDC, Telecom New Zealand, NTL, Telecom Italia and TelMex. The company is headquartered in the UK, with regional offices in Rome, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Seattle USA, Sydney and Singapore. Contacts: March Communications Martin Jones / Nate Hubbell 617 475 1570 / 617 475 1573 axiom@marchpr.com


 

DNO is pleased to announce the production for April 2007: Working Interest DNO's oil production (WI) for April 07 and March 07 was as follows (bopd): April 07 March 07 Norway 818 830 Yemen 11,834 11,756 Total 12,652 12,586 The April production was slightly up compared to March, and thereby DNO has maintained a stable production level during the past five months. The Company is currently in the process of completing two new infill/development wells in Yemen; Godah # 5 and Nabrajah # 14. In addition, Nabrajah # 13 in Yemen is being tested and preparation for first oil delivery to domestic market from Tawke by trucking is ongoing. These activities should form the basis for increased production to the Company during the next months. Net Entitlement April 07 March 07 Norway 818 830 Yemen 8,394 8,546 Total 9,212 9,376 The production figures (WI and net entitlement) include crude oil consumed in the operation of the Tasour Field, at a volume of approximately 170 bopd. DNO ASA May 22, 2007 Contact: Media: Helge Eide, MD DNO ASA Telephone: +47 23 23 84 80 Ketil Jørgensen, Crux Communication Telephone +47 930 36 866 (Norway) Ben Willey, Buchanan Communications Telephone: +44 207 466 5000 (UK) Investor Relations: Haakon Sandborg, CFO DNO ASA Telephone: +47 23 23 84 80 Robert Arnott, Advisor (UK) Telephone +44 207 839 7764


 

CNX-400 Cabin Gateway Product Gives Users Flexibility; Incorporates Full Cabin Voice Capabilities, Data Compression and Acceleration OTTAWA and GENEVA, May 22, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), today unveiled its new voice solution, the eNfusion(tm) CNX-400 Cabin Gateway product, at EBACE. The fourth in the CNX(R) Cabin Gateway family of airborne-networking products, it will enhance the user experience and will enable even further cost savings, particularly when Inmarsat's new SwiftBroadband service goes live, later this year. "With this latest system, EMS SATCOM is building on the ground-breaking capabilities introduced and widely adopted in its CNX-200 Network Accelerator," says EMS SATCOM Vice President of Satcom Sales, Stephen Newell. "The CNX-400 Cabin Gateway system is the only networking device with Expand Networks excusive compression and acceleration that also integrates a complete voice solution. Its PBX functionality gives passengers the flexibility to use the service of their choice--be it Inmarsat or Iridium--and it is ideal for retrofit and forward-fit installations." The CNX-400 Cabin Gateway is a SwiftBroadband-ready cabin networking device, which combines the exclusive compression and acceleration functionality of the company's CNX-200 Network Accelerator with a new multi-functional voice solution and an integrated PBX. It takes advantage of the CNX-200 Network Accelerator capabilities that have already been integrated into a number of service provider networks. The addition of the CNX-400 Cabin Gateway to the CNX(r) Cabin Gateway family of products gives users even more flight-tested options to fit a broad variety of in-flight office demands. The voice system consists of the CNX-400 Cabin Gateway, the CNX Communications Convergence Unit (CNX CCU) and a wired or wireless handset with a cradle -- bringing the PBX, aeronautical router and accelerator all together in a single solution. The system supports two-wire POTS (plain old telephone service), four-wire voice and 802.11g SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) voice capabilities. With four Ethernet ports, the CNX CCU is flexible, supporting fax and printing capabilities as well. In addition, users can connect multiple CNX CCU's to the Cabin Gateway to allow for more connectivity points. About EMS Technologies, Inc. EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) is a wireless and satellite communication solutions leader, serving aeronautical, defense, maritime, commercial space and supply chain markets. Through its LXE, EMS SATCOM, and Defense & Space Systems divisions, EMS keeps people, systems and data connected, wherever they are -- on the ground, in the warehouse, in the air, or in space. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide and operates major manufacturing facilities in Atlanta and Ottawa, Canada. EMS SATCOM specializes in the design and development of satellite-based terminals and antennas for the aeronautical, ground-mobile, maritime and emergency management markets. A leading supplier of Swift64 high-speed data communications equipment, its eNfusion Broadband(tm) product line enables voice, e-mail, videoconferencing and Internet capabilities on a broad variety of aircraft under its own brand and those of the three major avionics manufactures. Its tracking and messaging systems business delivers crucial capabilities to force tracking systems, as well as to the transport industry and a variety of service vehicles. A pioneer in Search and Rescue solutions, EMS SATCOM also provides leading-edge software and hardware that has helped save tens-of-thousands of lives around the globe. Based in Ottawa, Canada, and a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., it employs approximately 300 people in development and sales offices in Ottawa, the U.K., the United States and Europe. Visit www.emssatcom.com for more information. For more information, visit EMS on the World Wide Web at www.ems-t.com. NOTE TO EDITORS: EMS SATCOM is exhibiting at EBACE in booth 1030 with Inmarsat. Product images: www.emssatcom.com/ebace2007 CONTACT: EMS SATCOM Kate Murchison, Senior Manager, Communications T: +1 613 727 6277 X1415 M: +1 613 286 5235 murchison.k@emssatcom.com


 

Brussels, 22 May 2007 - Today Mobistar signed an agreement for the take-over of the Luxembourgian mobile telephone operator VOXmobile. In December 2006 the shareholders of VOXmobile authorized a business bank to investigate the strategic options for the company. After the approval of its Board of Directors Mobistar made a binding take-over offer, that was accepted by VOXmobile. Mobistar buys 90 % of the VOXmobile shares for an amount of 80.3 million euros. This amount equals proportional the estimated value of the company minus its debts after capitalisation of the shareholders loans. Mobistar Investor Relations Visit our website: http://www.mobistar.be For the full PDF version, please click here below:


 

Highlights First quarter 2007 * Consolidated revenues of USD 23.2 million, an increase of 216% compared to Q1 2006 and 13% compared to Q4 2006 * EBITDA of USD 9.4 million, an increase of 213% compared to Q1 2006 and 76% compared to Q4 2006. * Contracting the Munin Explorer on a five year bareboat charter with delivery expected in July. * SeaBird continued the focus on the conversion of five vessels, bringing the total number of planned vessels in operation to ten by the end of 2007, compared to five in the beginning of the year. Progress of conversion projects is in line with previous guidance. * USD 65 million raised from the bond market in February, and commitments in place securing the remainder of the projected funding need. * In February, SeaBird won the principal action in the arbitration with Global Geo Services ASA ("GGS"). * Senior management strengthened by new CFO, Head of Operations Dubai office and Head of SeaBed Geophysical. Key financial performance figures The SeaBird Group reported consolidated revenues of USD 23.2 million in Q1 2007, an increase of 216% compared to Q4 2005 and 13% compared to Q4 2006. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") were USD 9.4 million for the quarter, an increase of 213% compared to Q1 2006 and 76% compared to Q4 2006. The improvements from Q1 2006 are mainly due to the strengthening of the seismic markets, with substantially better rates combined with the fact that Hawk Explorer and Osprey Explorer commenced operations in Q4 2006. The main reason for the improvement from Q4 2006 was the GGS loss of around USD 5 million recognized in Q4 2006, compared to a further impairment of the GGS shares of USD 0.5 million in Q1 2007. Earnings before interest and taxes ("EBIT") increased to USD 6.1 million in Q1 2007 an increase of 149% compared to Q1 2006 and 68% compared to Q4 2006. Depreciations increased to USD 3.2 million, compared to USD 0.5 million for Q1 2006 and USD 1.7 million for Q4 2006. This increase is partly caused by a full quarter of depreciations for Hawk Explorer and Osprey Explorer, in addition to the effect of the revaluation of Geo Mariner and Northern Explorer as of 31 December 2006. Net Income for Q1 2007 increased 117% over the comparable quarter in 2006, to USD 5.0 million. Operational highlights Q1 Geo Mariner completed a survey with Pakistan for Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) in January 2007. She continued on a survey in Kenya in February. Due to an acquisition postponement with a client, Geo Mariner performed SeaBird's first ever multi-client survey on the Seychelles in March, continuing to mid-April. Even though we are very optimistic about the prospectivity of the area and we have secured a small equity interest, this does not constitute a change in SeaBird's strategy. However we may be involved in similar projects in the future. Total investments capitalized in Q1 is around USD 0.9 million for this survey. Geo Mariner has now relocated to the Mediterranean for a series of shorter surveys. Northern Explorer completed two surveys in East Africa in the beginning of the quarter before she went to dry-dock in South Africa in the middle of March. She returned from dry-dock in the end of April and is currently doing a survey for Norsk Hydro in Mozambique. Osprey Explorer and Kondor Explorer continued operations for CGGVeritas on a wide-azimuth survey in the Gulf of Mexico. Hawk Explorer is on a 2-year charter ending in December 2008, with a one-year renewal option, for Fugro. SeaBird continues to strengthen the management and operating capacity across the group in line with the requirements of the fleet expansion. For Q1 2007, this has contributed to a substantial increase in selling, general and administrative expenses to USD 3.9 million, from USD 2.3 million in the comparable quarter in 2006 and USD 1.7 million in the previous quarter. Approximately USD 0.4 million of the cost for Q1 2007 is non-cash cost related to the employee stock option incentive plan. In January, SeaBird acquired GeoBird Management Middle East FZ LLC (GeoBird) for USD 2 million. GeoBird is a maritime management company that has been responsible for the maritime operations of the SeaBird fleet of vessels since 2003. GeoBird's business is mainly related to the SeaBird maritime operations, but GeoBird is also providing maritime management services for other leading seismic companies. Conversion projects As previously announced, asbestos was found on board the Harrier Explorer in March, despite the fact that she has an "asbestos free certificate" from an independent consultant. Even though all asbestos has now been removed and the project is back on track, this is the main reason that the delivery of the vessel is delayed until the end of July 2007. The removal of the asbestos and the extended yard-stay has increased the projected total cost from around USD 40 million to around USD 44 million. SeaBird has entered into a 4year firm time-charter with a 2-year option with Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) as a source vessel. PGS has the option to use the vessel as a 2D vessel provided they cover the cost of additional seismic equipment and additional operating cost. The contract value for the firm period is approximately USD 58 million and is scheduled for commencement in August 2007. Aquila Explorer is under conversion to a source vessel at a Singapore yard. The vessel is expected to be ready for delivery in a couple of weeks with a total cost of around USD 35 million. The vessel is contracted to PGS for six months with two six month options. In January 2007, SeaBird entered into a 5year firm bareboat charter with Økland Fiskebåtrederi AS ("Økland") with 3 x 1 year options for the vessel Munin Explorer. Økland will carry out the conversion to a Source/2D vessel at their cost with the exception of the cost of certain seismic equipment. Estimated capital expenditures for SeaBird are around USD 8 million. The contract value for the firm period is approximately USD 33 million and is scheduled for commencement in July 2007. SeaBird has an option to purchase the vessel during the firm 5year period. In October 2006 SeaBird Exploration acquired the Raven Explorer for USD 13 million. The vessel is a new-built Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel and will be converted into a shallow water 2D/3D vessel. Total project cost including conversion and purchase price is estimated to in the range of USD 50 million, depending on final specifications. The vessel is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2007. In December 2006 SeaBird Exploration Limited and Siem Offshore Inc entered into a 5 year firm bareboat charter with 3 x 1 year options for the new-built vessel Siem Mariner, a DP2 vessel. The contract value for the firm period is around USD 57 million. SeaBird has an option to purchase the vessel at the expiry of the firm 5 years period. SeaBird will convert the vessel to a state of the art SeaBed seismic vessel. The vessel is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2007. Furthermore, SeaBird is investing in 500 new deep water nodes for the SeaBed operations with projected delivery by the end of Q3 or beginning of Q4 2007. Total investments in SeaBed operations are estimated to be around USD 50 million. Liquidity and Financing At 31 March 2007, cash and cash equivalents amounted to USD 69.7 million, compared to USD 16.4 million at the end of the previous quarter. Net interest bearing debt was USD 79.7 million compared to USD 68.2 million at the end of the previous quarter. In February 2007 SeaBird decided to issue a new bond loan in the Alternative Bond Market at the Oslo Stock Exchange ("Bond-loan") with a total borrowing limit of NOK 500 million. The first tranche of NOK 400 million was closed 14 February 2007 and has 5 years maturity, with floating interest (3 month NIBOR + 4.5%). Simultaneously SeaBird entered into a financial instrument which in effect converted the loan to a USD based loan with a principal repayment obligation of USD 65 million and a floating interest rate of LIBOR + 4.75%. Furthermore, in Q1, SeaBird has drawn USD 2 million at a credit facility agreement related to the Aquila Explorer and Osprey Explorer. A total of USD 22 million was drawn under this facility as of 31 March 2007, while another USD 8 million will be drawn in June/July 2007. This credit facility has an interest rate of LIBOR + 1.5% and will be repaid over five years. The Company views the new Bond-loan as a flexible financing for the substantial growth and investment program planned for the first half of 2007. SeaBird expects to incur significant capital expenditures for the previously discussed investments in 2007, where a substantial part is front-loaded to the first 9 months of the year. The net proceeds from the new bond loan will mainly be used to fund these investments. SeaBird expects some additional funding need in the peak investment period and has secured satisfactory commitments from banks for the remaining projected funding needs. Outlook 2007 We still see a very strong demand within all segments of the seismic industry, with a substantial part of the available capacity already contracted. We expect the supply within our segments to increase slightly. However, the demand side is expected to more than absorb the additional capacity. Aquila Explorer is in the completion phase and is expected to be ready for operation in a couple of weeks. Harrier Explorer and Munin Explorer are projected to be ready for operation during July 2007, while Hugin Explorer and Raven Explorer are expected to be ready for operation in Q4 2007. 500 new deep-water nodes are expected to be operational on the Hugin Explorer as soon as the vessel is ready for operation. On the basis of the substantial increase of the fleet and the strengthening of the market rates, we expect a significant growth in both revenues and earnings in 2007, and in particular we expect a very strong second half of the year. Revenues are expected to be in the range of USD 150 million for the full year, while EBITDA is expected to be in the range of USD 80 million. Total capital expenditure is expected to be in the range of USD 130-140 million for the full year. The presentation and the full report with tables can be downloaded from the following links:


 

PERLOS CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE MAY 22, 2007 Perlos' negotiations with other companies on the possibility of continuing parts of its production operations in North Karelia have now been concluded, as Perlos has signed a sales agreement on its Special Products and Connectors businesses with Valukumpu Ltd, a company specialising in injection moulding and tool manufacture. According to a current estimate, a minimum of 56 Perlos employees will be employed as a result of the deal. The estimated net sales of these businesses were approximately EUR eight million for 2007. After concluding the co-determination negotiations concerning its Finnish operations in March, Perlos announced it was looking for potential continuators for three of its business lines in North Karelia. As a result of this process, the assembly automation business was sold to Mecania Oy in March and the injection moulding business to Gritech Oy in April. With the current conclusion of the Special Products and Connectors deal, a minimum of 109 Perlos employees have been employed as a result of these divestments. In addition to the abovementioned deals, Perlos is still in talks with other companies concerning, among other things, the possibility of expanding their operations into Perlos' premises and employing Perlos personnel. More detailed information on these projects and their employment effects will be released when potential agreements have been signed. PERLOS CORPORATION Further information on May 22, 2007 at 10.00 - 12.00 Finnish time: Perlos Corporation Esa Vuorinen Senior Vice President, Human Resources Tel. +358 50 428 0123 Perlos in Brief Perlos Corporation is a global design and manufacturing partner for the telecommunications and electronics industry. The service offering covers the whole product life cycle from product design to manufacturing, logistics and new product versions. The production facilities are located in Asia, Europe and North and South America and the company is headquartered in Finland. Valukumpu in Brief Valukumpu Ltd is a company specialising in the injection moulding of technical plastic parts and the manufacture of tools. The company's plastic production and assembly plant is located in Outokumpu and its tools factory in Joensuu.


 

* Novartis has a valid US patent for Lotrel - a single-tablet combination therapy for high blood pressure - until December 2017, will continue to enforce patent rights * US judge extends temporary restraining order until May 29 but allows Teva to sell any Lotrel generics already shipped to distributors and customers * Novartis evaluating potential impact of Teva actions on full-year 2007 results Basel, May 21, 2007 - Novartis is pursuing its legal defense after a US federal court judge on Monday extended a temporary restraining order related to a patent infringement lawsuit involving Lotrel® until May 29 and stopped Teva Pharmaceuticals from shipping any further generic copies of this Novartis medicine to distributors and customers until further notice. However, the judge has allowed Teva to sell any generic copies of Lotrel, a single-tablet combination therapy for patients with high blood pressure, that reached distributors and customers before a court order on Saturday to halt sales before Monday's hearing. US District Court Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh issued the ruling on Monday after the issuance of the temporary restraining order on May 19, a day after Teva received final US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its generic version and began shipments to customers. Novartis sought the restraining order since it still has a valid US patent for Lotrel that does not expire until December 2017. The US approval does not mitigate Teva's patent infringement in launching a generic version. Novartis will continue to vigorously defend its intellectual property rights, including the validity of the Lotrel patent, against any generic challengers. Also on Monday, the judge prevented Novartis from launching a so-called "authorized generic" version of Lotrel, which is sold only in the US, until the next hearing in this lawsuit on May 29. A hearing on a preliminary injunction sought by Novartis to prevent the launch of Teva's generic version of Lotrel currently remains scheduled for July 11. Novartis filed a patent infringement lawsuit in a US district court in New Jersey against Teva in September 2004 after Teva sought approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of Lotrel. The patent for Lotrel (No. 6162802) covers, among other aspects, a pharmaceutical composition of amlodipine besylate and benazepril hydrochloride. Both of these active ingredients no longer have patent protection in the US. Lotrel is a leading high blood pressure medicine sold only in the US that combines in a single tablet the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor benazepril hydrochloride and the calcium channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine besylate. Financial update Novartis is evaluating the potential impact of Teva's actions on the full-year 2007 net sales, operating and net income results. Lotrel, which is sold only in the US, had 2006 annual sales of USD 1.35 billion. Disclaimer The foregoing release contains forward-looking statements which can be identified by the use of terminology such as "pursuing", "will continue", "evaluating", "potential", "scheduled" or similar expressions, or by express or implied discussions regarding the patent life of Lotrel, the potential for the continued maintenance of the injunction imposed against Teva, the potential for Novartis to succeed in the underlying litigation against Teva, potential future revenue to be earned from Lotrel and the potential impact of Teva's actions on the net sales, operating income and net income results for Novartis. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. There can be no guarantee that Novartis will be successful in its efforts to defend its Lotrel patent, or that the court will continue to impose an injunction against the marketing of a generic version of Lotrel by Teva, or that Novartis will ultimately succeed in its litigation against Teva. Neither can there be any guarantees that Lotrel will achieve or maintain any particular sales levels in the future or that the Novartis Group will achieve any particular levels of net sales, operating income or net income results. In particular, management's expectations regarding Lotrel could be affected by, among other things, uncertainties involved in US patent law and the US litigation process; the company's ability to maintain patent or other proprietary intellectual property protection; increased government, industry, and general public pricing pressures; competition in general; unexpected regulatory actions or delays or government regulation generally; and other risks and factors referred to in Novartis AG's current Form 20-F on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Novartis is providing the information in this press release as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. About Novartis Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) is a world leader in offering medicines to protect health, cure disease and improve well-being. Our goal is to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to treat patients, ease suffering and enhance the quality of life. We are strengthening our medicine-based portfolio, which is focused on strategic growth platforms in innovation-driven pharmaceuticals, high-quality and low-cost generics, human vaccines and leading self-medication OTC brands. Novartis is the only company with leadership positions in these areas. In 2006, the Group's businesses achieved net sales of USD 37.0 billion and net income of USD 7.2 billion. Approximately USD 5.4 billion was invested in R&D. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis Group companies employ approximately 100,000 associates and operate in over 140 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com. # # # Novartis Media Relations John Gilardi Novartis Global Media Relations +41 61 324 3018 (direct) +41 79 596 1408 (mobile) john.gilardi@novartis.com Sherry Pudloski Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation +1 862 778 1271 (direct) +1 917 620 4446 (mobile) sherry.pudloski@novartis.com e-mail: media.relations@novartis.com Novartis Investor Relations International: Ruth Metzler-Arnold +41 61 324 7944 Katharina Ambühl +41 61 324 5316 Nafida Bendali +41 61 324 3514 Jason Hannon +41 61 324 2152 Thomas Hungerbuehler +41 61 324 8425 Richard Jarvis +41 61 324 4353 North America: Ronen Tamir +1 212 830 2433 Arun Nadiga +1 212 830 2444 Jill Pozarek +1 212 830 2445 Edwin Valeriano +1 212 830 2456 e-mail: investor.relations@novartis.com --- End of Message --- Novartis International AG Posfach Basel WKN: 904278; ISIN: CH0012005267; Index: SLCI, SMI, SPI, SLIFE; Listed: Main Market in SWX Swiss Exchange, ZLS in BX Berne eXchange;


 

* Median time to pain progression is 66.1 weeks for the satraplatin arm compared with 22.3 weeks for the placebo arm * Hazard ratio of 0.64 (95% CI: 0.51-0.79, p<0.001), representing a 36% reduction in the relative risk of pain progression Martinsried/Munich (Germany), Princeton, N.J., and Boulder, CO, May 21, 2007 - GPC Biotech AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: GPC; TecDAX index; NASDAQ: GPCB) and Pharmion Corporation (NASDAQ: PHRM) today announced the presentation of additional data from the double-blind, randomized satraplatin Phase 3 registrational trial, the SPARC trial (Satraplatin and Prednisone Against Refractory Cancer). The data are being presented today at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in Anaheim, California. The SPARC trial is evaluating satraplatin plus prednisone versus placebo plus prednisone in 950 patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) whose prior chemotherapy has failed. An NDA for satraplatin is currently under priority review by the U.S. FDA. "Patients with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer frequently suffer from substantial pain associated with bone metastases. Thus, pain control for these patients constitutes a major challenge and is an important goal when caring for them," said Oliver Sartor, M.D., Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and principal investigator of the SPARC trial, who is presenting the satraplatin data today. "In addition to the very encouraging results for progression-free survival demonstrating a 33% lower risk of progression compared to control, it is exciting to see that the SPARC trial results show that treatment with satraplatin also results in a statistically significant improvement in time to pain progression." Data presented today showed that the median time to pain progression was 66.1 weeks for the satraplatin arm compared with 22.3 weeks for the placebo arm. The hazard ratio was 0.64 (95% CI: 0.51-0.79, p<0.001), which translates into a 36% reduction in the relative risk of pain progression. These results were consistent across multiple pre-defined subsets of patients, including patients treated with prior Taxotere® (docetaxel). All pain progression events were assigned by a blinded independent review committee. Complementing the time to pain progression data, pain response rates were 24.2 percent for the satraplatin plus prednisone arm (N=351) compared with 13.8 percent for the placebo arm (N=181) (p=0.005). Pain response rates for patients treated with prior Taxotere were 25.7 percent for the satraplatin arm compared with 13.1 percent for control (p<0.015). All of the findings presented today continue to build on the data previously presented from the SPARC trial. Pain response was assessed by patients using a weekly present pain intensity (PPI) and analgesic score. The PPI score was defined according to the McGill-Melzack questionnaire with 0 = no pain, 1 = mild pain, 2 = discomforting pain, 3 = distressing pain, 4 = horrible pain and 5 = excruciating pain. The criteria for pain response are a greater than or equal to 2 point reduction in the patients' weekly PPI score from baseline and maintenance of the two point reduction for at least five consecutive weeks in the setting of a stable or decreasing weekly analgesic score compared to baseline. Patients were evaluable for pain response if their baseline PPI score was greater than or equal to one and had completed four consecutive weekly assessments of PPI and analgesic scores during the study treatment. Safety findings in the SPARC trial were consistent with previous clinical studies involving satraplatin. The most common adverse reactions consisted of myelosuppression (bone marrow functions): Twenty-one percent of patients in the satraplatin arm experienced grade 3 or 4 thrombocytopenia; 14 percent had leucopenia and 21 percent had neutropenia. Eight percent of patients in the satraplatin arm experienced grade 3 or 4 gastrointestinal toxicities, including nausea (1.3%), vomiting (1.6%), diarrhea (2.1%) and constipation (2.1%). Five percent or less of patients in the satraplatin arm experienced grade 3 or 4 fatigue, grade 3 or 4 infections and pulmonary/respiratory grade 3 or 4 toxicities. About Satraplatin Satraplatin, an investigational drug, is a member of the platinum family of compounds. Platinum-based drugs are a critical part of modern chemotherapy treatments and are used to treat a wide variety of cancers. All platinum drugs currently on the market require intravenous administration. Satraplatin is an orally bioavailable compound and is given as capsules that patients can take at home. A Phase 3 registrational trial, called SPARC, is evaluating satraplatin plus prednisone versus placebo plus prednisone in 950 patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer whose prior chemotherapy has failed. Data from the trial on progression-free survival and on safety have been presented at recent medical conferences. In accordance with the recommendation of the independent Data Monitoring Board for the SPARC trial, patients who have not progressed continue to be treated and all patients will be followed for overall survival. GPC Biotech has a co-development and license agreement with Pharmion GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmion Corporation, under which Pharmion has been granted exclusive commercialization rights to satraplatin for Europe and certain other territories. Pharmion has indicated it expects to complete the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for satraplatin for Europe in the second quarter of 2007. GPC Biotech in-licensed satraplatin from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2002. Satraplatin has been studied in clinical trials involving a range of tumors. Trials evaluating the effects of satraplatin in combination with radiation therapy, in combination with other cancer therapies and in a number of cancer types are underway or planned. About Pharmion Pharmion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative products for the treatment of hematology and oncology patients in the U.S., Europe and additional international markets. Pharmion has a number of products on the market including the world's first approved epigenetic cancer drug, Vidaza®, a DNA demethylating agent. For additional information about Pharmion, please visit Pharmion's website at www.pharmion.com. About GPC Biotech GPC Biotech AG is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing new anticancer drugs. GPC Biotech's lead product candidate satraplatin is currently under review by the U.S. FDA for hormone-refractory prostate cancer patients whose prior chemotherapy has failed. GPC Biotech is also developing a monoclonal antibody with a novel mechanism-of-action against a variety of lymphoid tumors, currently in Phase 1 clinical development, and has ongoing drug development and discovery programs that leverage its expertise in kinase inhibitors. GPC Biotech AG is headquartered in Martinsried/Munich (Germany), and has a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. For additional information, please visit GPC Biotech's Web site at www.gpc-biotech.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of the management of GPC Biotech AG and Pharmion Corporation, including statements about the status of the FDA review process. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, that could cause future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially depending on a number of factors, and we caution investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In particular, there can be no guarantee that additional information relating to the safety, efficacy or tolerability of satraplatin may be discovered upon further analysis of data from the SPARC trial or analysis of additional data from other ongoing clinical trials for satraplatin. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee that satraplatin will be approved for marketing in a timely manner, if at all, by regulatory authorities nor that, if marketed, satraplatin will be a successful commercial product. We direct you to GPC Biotech's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005 Pharmion's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, its most recent filings on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for additional details on the important factors that may affect the future results, performance and achievements of either Pharmion or GPC Biotech. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and neither Pharmion nor GPC Biotech undertakes any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Satraplatin has not yet been approved by the FDA in the U.S., the EMEA in Europe or any other regulatory authority and no conclusions can or should be drawn regarding its safety or effectiveness. Only the relevant regulatory authorities can determine whether satraplatin is safe and effective for the use(s) being investigated. Taxotere® (docetaxel) is a registered trademark of Aventis Pharma S.A. Contacts: GPC Biotech AG Martin Braendle Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone: +49 (0)89 8565 2693 ir@gpc-biotech.com In the U.S.: Laurie Doyle Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone: +1 609 524 5884 usinvestors@gpc-biotech.com Pharmion Corporation Breanna Burkart/Anna Sussman Directors, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Phone: +1 720 564 9150 ir@pharmion.com Additional Media Contacts for GPC Biotech: In Europe: Maitland Brian Hudspith Phone: +44 (0)20 7379 5151 bhudspith@maitland.co.uk In the U.S.: Russo Partners, LLC David Schull Phone: +1 212 845 4271 david.schull@russopartnersllc.com --- End of Message --- GPC Biotech AG Fraunhoferstr. 20 Martinsried WKN: 585150; ISIN: DE0005851505; Index: CDAX, MIDCAP, Prime All Share, TecDAX, HDAX, TECH All Share; Listed: Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Freiverkehr in Börse Berlin Bremen, Freiverkehr in Bayerische Börse München, Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf, Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


 

Ordinary general meeting in Songa Offshore ASA was held 21 May 2007 at 5 p.m. in Oslo. Enclosed are minutes of the ordinary general meeting. Oslo, 21 May 2007


 

Acting on its authorization to acquire up to 10% of its shares the H. Lundbeck Supervisory Board has resolved to initiate a share buyback program. Under the program H. Lundbeck will buy own shares for an amount of up to DKK 6 billion until end of 2007, cf. stock exchange announcement number 166 on 17th August 2005. During any one single trading day a maximum of 25% of the average daily trading volume of Lundbeck shares on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, calculated over 20 days prior to each trading date, will be bought back, as the share buyback program is implemented in accordance with the provisions of the European Commission's regulation no. 2273/2003 of December 22, 2003. At least once every seven trading days, Lundbeck will issue an announcement in respect of the transactions made under the program. The following transactions have been made under the program: No. of shares Average Transaction value purchase price (DKK) (DKK) Accumulated, last 19,156,787 129.4001 2,598,976,316 announcement 10 May 2007 200,101 128.2853 25,893,088 11 May 2007 104,753 129.4267 13,438,273 14 May 2007 127,584 130.3801 16,512,776 15 May 2007 21,824 130.4600 2,845,415 16 May 2007 85,615 130.6746 11,169,329 18 May 2007 116,840 132.9476 15,268,023 21 May 2007 4,700 128.2853 624,853 Accumulated under the 19,818,204 135.4678 2,684,728,314 program Following the above buyback it is hereby announced that Lundbeck owns a total of 6,529,061 own shares at a nominal value of DKK 5, equal to 3.07% of the total number of 212,725,323 shares. The content of this release will have no influence on the Lundbeck Group's financial result for 2007. Lundbeck contacts Investors: Media: Jacob Tolstrup Caroline Broge Investor Relations Manager, Media Relations Manager North America +45 36 43 26 38 +1 201 350 0187 ________________________ Stock Exchange Release No 271 - 21 May 2007 About Lundbeck H. Lundbeck A/S is an international pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development, production, marketing and sale of drugs for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders. In 2006, the company's revenue was DKK 9.2 billion (approximately EUR 1.2 billion or USD 1.6 billion). The number of employees is approximately 5,300 globally. For further information, please visit www.lundbeck.com


 

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has previously announced a decision of the Board to issue a maximum number of 2 500 000 Nokia shares held by the Company. In line with the decision the Company has today transferred 2 328 760 Nokia shares under Nokia Performance Share Plan 2005 to the participants, employees of Nokia Group. The interim settlement is made as the Company reached the predetermined financial criteria for the interim measurement period 2005 - 2006. The performance period of the Performance Share Plan 2005 will continue until the end of 2008. Media Enquiries: Nokia Communications Tel: +358 7180 34900 E-mail: press.office@nokia.com www.nokia.com --- End of Message --- NOKIA P.O. Box 226<br>FIN-00045 NOKIA GROUP Espoo WKN: 870737; ISIN: FI0009000681; Index: DJ STOXX Large 200, DJ STOXX 50; Listed: Nordic list (Large Cap) in THE HELSINKI STOCK EXCHANGE;


 

LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CanAm Uranium Corp. ("CanAm" or the "Company") (OTCBB:CAUI), is pleased to announce that on May 18, 2007, the Company entered into a Definitive Property Option Agreement with Geomode Mineral Exploration Ltd. ("Geomode"), to acquire a 100% interest in a prospective mineral claim, the Don McCarthy Claim, (the "Claim"), located in the Athabasca Basin. The single 4087-hectare claim (S-110884) was previously controlled by International Uranium Corp/Denison Mines Corp., which still have a significant presence in the area. The Claim is considered to be a high priority target due to its proximity to large, high-grade uranium mines and its potential to host similar mineralization. The Claim is located on the eastern edge of the Athabasca Basin, approximately 15.5 miles (24km) southeast of Cigar Lake and 21.7 miles (35km) east of the McArthur River Mine (Cameco/Cogema), the largest, high-grade uranium mine in the World (reserves of 389.1 million lbs with an average grade of 24.3% U3O8 and producing 18.7 million lbs per annum). The northern and eastern borders of the Claim are contiguous to claims held by International Uranium Corp/Denison Mines Corp. and the western side of the Claim adjoins Dejour Enterprises Ltd/Titan Uranium Inc. claims. To acquire a 100% interest in the Don McCarthy Claim, CanAm is required to pay an aggregate of US$400,000 and issue 3,000,000 common shares to the vendor over a three year term. A deposit of $50,000 is to be held in trust, subject to CanAm, completing its due diligence on or before May 25th 2007. Upon subject removal, first year commitments require the issuance of 2,000,000 common shares and retention of the deposit, with a payment of $50,000, on or before December 22, 2007. The balance of payments requires the payment of $100,000 and 500,000 shares on or before May 25th 2008, and the payment of $200,000 and 500,000 shares on or before May 25th 2009. A one percent (1%) NSR has been reserved in favor of the vendor, which can be purchased by CanAm for $3,000,000. "The expansion of our property holdings in the world famous Athabasca Basin, and the acquisition of a prior Denison & IUC property are momentous in CanAm's goal to acquire and develop significant Uranium exploration properties in the most prolific regions of Canada. With exploration properties like the Don McCarthy and the Wheeler-Beckett, combined with promising work program results, CanAm could attract some of the larger joint venture partners in the region," says Ryan Gibson, CEO of CanAm Uranium Corp. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend", "could" and similar expressions, as they relate to the company or its management, identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may, and probably will, differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above. In addition, such statements could be affected by risks and uncertainties related to the exploration for and development of mineralized material, product demand, market and customer acceptance, competition, pricing and development difficulties, as well as general industry and market conditions and growth rates and general economic conditions. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release. Information on CanAm's website does not constitute a part of this release. About Us CanAm Uranium Corp. is a Nevada incorporated junior resource company with a corporate objective focused on the strategic acquisition and development of exploration properties in well-known prolific mining areas, especially known for Uranium, of Canada, Southern Africa, Australia and the United States. CanAm Uranium Corp has optioned over 136,825 acres of claims collectively within the Saskatchewan Athabasca Basin, Ontario and British Columbia, with significant interest in prolific Uranium mining areas. http://www.CanAmUranium.com CONTACT: CanAm Uranium Corp David Hayes, CFO (206) 274-7598 Fax: (206) 299-3484 www.canamuranium.com


 

BILTHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS, May 21, 2007 --- ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) announced today that it is completing the buyback of USD 14.5 million principal amount of its 5¿% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2010 and USD 5.6 million principal amount of its 4¿% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2011 with approximately ¤ 20.5 million of the ¤ 24.0 million 2006 final cash dividend received from its subsidiary, ASM Pacific Technology, Ltd (ASMPT). The Company received the funds on April 30, 2007. To demonstrate its commitment to increasing shareholder value, ASM International announced in November 2006 that it would use ASMPT cash dividends over at least the three year period, 2007 to 2009, for one or more of the following: repurchase of common shares, buy back of outstanding convertible notes, cash dividends and to a limited extent purchase of additional shares of ASM Pacific Technology. The ASMI Management and Supervisory Boards will determine the most appropriate use or combination of uses of the funds at the time each ASMPT cash dividend is received. The convertible notes' buyback strengthens the Company's financial position by lowering net debt, decreasing interest charges, and reducing potential share dilution related to conversion of the notes. It also incurs a one-off charge to the income statement for the premium paid over the principal amount. Consequently, the charge to the 2007 second quarter results is expected to be approximately ¤ 6.0 million. Although the item will be included in the US GAAP financials, it will be excluded from calculations of front-end profitability versus 2007 targets. The Company will use the remaining amount of approximately ¤ 3.5 million to repurchase common shares in relation to its stock option plan. On May 2, 2007, the Company announced that it intends to pay a cash dividend to its shareholders in 2007 in the form of an interim dividend. Subject to discussion at the ASMI annual general meeting of shareholders on May 22, 2007, the intended dividend of ¤ 0.10 per share would be payable in early September 2007. About ASM International ASM International N.V., headquartered in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International and its subsidiaries provide production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as assembly and packaging (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at www.asm.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All matters discussed in this statement, except for any historical data, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to, economic conditions and trends in the semiconductor industry generally and the timing of the industry cycles specifically, currency fluctuations, the timing of significant orders, market acceptance of new products, competitive factors, litigation involving intellectual property, shareholder and other issues, commercial and economic disruption due to natural disasters, terrorist activity, armed conflict or political instability, epidemics and other risks indicated in the Company's filings from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's reports on Form 20-F and Form 6-K. The Company assumes no obligation nor intends to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future developments or circumstances. Contacts: Naud van der Ven + 31 30 229 8540 Naud.van.der.ven@asm.com Mary Jo Dieckhaus +1 212 986 2900 Maryjo.dieckhaus@asm.com Erik Kamerbeek + 31 30 229 8500 Erik.kamerbeek@asm.com


 

Transactions in Adecco securities by Directors and Senior Management 1. Details of the Liable Person 1.1 Family Name Marcel 1.2 Forename Philippe 1.3 Street Adecco, 4, rue Louis Guérin 1.4 Postcode / City / Country F-69100 Villeurbanne, France 1.5 Function Non-executive member of the Board of Directors 1.6 This transaction has been executed n.a. not by the liable person, but by or on behalf of a person closely associated with the liable person. 2. Details of the product acquired / sold 2.1 Type of transaction Sale 2.2 Type of security Call option 2.3 Key conditions - 10'000 strike CHF 12/07 CHF attached to unlisted calls 88 7.20 conversion and purchase - 10'000 strike CHF 12/07 CHF rights calls 90 6.10 and financial - 10'000 strike CHF 12/07 CHF instruments calls 92 5.20 (e.g. exercise price, - 10'000 strike CHF 12/07 CHF exercise period, calls 96 3.80 duration, american/european style, etc.) 2.4 Number of units 10'000 + 10'000 + 10'000 + 10'000 = 40'000 traded 2.5 Price paid / received CHF 71'885 + CHF 60'885 + CHF 51'885 + CHF 37'885 = CHF 225'540 2.6 Date of trade and 18 May 2007 place ("relevant binding transaction") 2.7 Reason for transaction (optional) 21 May 2007 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Transactions in Adecco securities by Directors and Senior Management 1. Details of the Liable Person 1.1 Family Name Marcel 1.2 Forename Philippe 1.3 Street Adecco, 4, rue Louis Guérin 1.4 Postcode / City / Country F-69100 Villeurbanne, France 1.5 Function Non-executive member of the Board of Directors 1.6 This transaction has been executed n.a. not by the liable person, but by or on behalf of a person closely associated with the liable person. 2. Details of the product acquired / sold 2.1 Type of transaction Sale 2.2 Type of security Call option 2.3 Key conditions attached to -10'000 strike CHF 12/07 CHF unlisted conversion calls 100 2.75 and purchase rights and -10'000 strike CHF 12/07 CHF financial instruments calls 105 1.51 (e.g. exercise price, exercise period, duration, american/european style, etc.) 2.4 Number of units traded 10'000 + 10'000 = 20'000 2.5 Price paid / received CHF 27'385 + CHF 14'985 = CHF 42'370 2.6 Date of trade and place 18 May 2007 ("relevant binding transaction") 2.7 Reason for transaction (optional) 21 May 2007 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Transactions in Adecco securities by Directors and Senior Management 1. Details of the Liable Person 1.1 Family Name Marcel 1.2 Forename Philippe 1.3 Street Adecco, 4, rue Louis Guérin 1.4 Postcode / City / Country F-69100 Villeurbanne, France 1.5 Function Non-executive member of the Board of Directors 1.6 This transaction has been executed n.a. not by the liable person, but by or on behalf of a person closely associated with the liable person. 2. Details of the product acquired / sold 2.1 Type of transaction Purchase 2.2 Type of security Equity securities 2.3 Key conditions attached to unlisted Stock options to be conversion and purchase rights and financial exercised before instruments (e.g. exercise price, exercise November 13th 2007. period, duration, american/european style, etc.) 2.4 Number of units traded 35'000 2.5 Price paid / received CHF 53.30 x 35'000 = CHF 1'865'500 2.6 Date of trade and place 16 May 2007 ("relevant binding transaction") 2.7 Reason for transaction (optional) 16 May 2007 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Reykjavik, Iceland, 21 May 2007 -- Actavis Group (OMX: ACT), the international generic pharmaceuticals company, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to market Finasteride Tablets, USP 5 mg. Distribution of the product will begin immediately. Finasteride 5mg tablets are the generic equivalent of Merck & Company's Proscar® tablets which are indicated for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Annual sales of Finasteride 5mg tablets in the U.S. were approximately US$364 million for the twelve months ending March 2007, according to IMS Health data. Doug Boothe, Executive VP of US Commercial & Administration, said, "The launch of Finasteride tablets in the United States exemplifies the synergy generated from Actavis' global R&D, sourcing and manufacturing network, and represents an important addition to our rapidly expanding product portfolio in the US market." Inquiries Halldór Kristmannsson Vice President of Corporate Communications & IR Tel: (+354) 535 2325 / 840 3425 E-mail: hkristmannsson@actavis.com About Actavis Actavis is one of the world's leading generic pharmaceutical companies specializing in the development, manufacture and sale of generic pharmaceuticals. Based in Iceland, the company has operations in 39 countries, with 11,000 employees. The company's market capitalization is approximately EUR3.3 billion and is listed on the OMX stock exchange in Iceland. Actavis expects 2007 sales to total EUR1.6bn, with approximately one-third of these sales coming from the United States, the company's single largest market. Information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Actavis. By their nature, forward-looking statements and forecasts involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from that expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, exchange rate fluctuations, the risk that research and development will not yield new products that achieve commercial success, the impact of competition, price controls and price reductions, the risk of loss or expiration of patents or trade marks, difficulties of obtaining and maintaining governmental approvals for products, the risk of substantial product liability claims, exposure to environmental liability.


 

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- WHO: Joe Hogan, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Openet WHAT: Panel Presentation on Pricing and Billing Challenges for Next Generation Services WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 from 9:35 - 10:30 a.m. CEST WHERE: TeleManagement World Forum, Nice, France Openet (www.openet.com), a provider of Transactional Intelligence solutions for the world's leading and most innovative service providers, will participate in a panel discussion on charging systems for next generation networks and services at the TeleManagement World Forum (www.tmforum.org/browse.aspx?catID=4064) in Nice, France. At 9:35 a.m. CEST on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, Openet Founder and Chief Technology Officer Joe Hogan will address how operators can build charging platforms to harness revenue from delivering fast multimedia communications services. He will also discuss the impact of the IMS charging architecture and the real-time challenges for service authorization and delivery for multimedia sessions. The TeleManagement World Forum takes place in Nice, France at the Acropolis Convention Center from May 20-24, 2007. The event focuses on helping network and service operators create, deploy and manage a new, innovative range of converged services in order to stay competitive in an increasingly commoditized market. About Openet Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event processing and transaction management solutions. The Transactional Intelligence of the company's solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services. Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity. A global company, Openet's implementations include long-running engagements with the world's leading service providers such as British Telecom, Orange, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. For more information, visit www.openet.com. Contacts: Andrea Kavanagh Openet +353 1 629 6456 Andrea.Kavanagh@openet.com Megan Lane SHIFT Communications (617) 779-1854 mlane@shiftcomm.com SOURCE: Openet


 

STOCKHOLM, 21 May 2007 - Racon Holdings AB ("Racon Holdings"), a Swedish subsidiary of Milestone ehf., announced on 26 April 2007 a cash tender offer to the holders of shares and warrants in Invik & Co. AB (publ) ("Invik") (the "Offer"). The Offer has been unanimously recommended by the Board of Directors of Invik. Today Racon Holdings publishes the offer document in relation to the Offer. The offer document and the related acceptance form as well as English translations thereof are available at www.milestone.is, www.bearstearns.com/invikoffer and www.mangold.se. The offer document and the acceptance form will be distributed to holders of shares and warrants in Invik whose holdings are registered in their own names. However, these documents will not be distributed in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, the United States of America or any other country in which the distribution or offering would require that an additional offer document be prepared or registration effected or that any other measures be taken in addition to those required under Swedish law. The acceptance period for the Offer commences on 22 May 2007 and expires on 15 June 2007. Racon Holdings AB The Board of Directors For further information, please contact: Milestone ehf. Gudmundur Ólason, CEO Tel: +354 414 1800 Mangold Fondkommission AB Peter Fredriksson Tel: +46 8 503 015 56 Mobile: +46 70 268 94 63 This stock exchange release and press release may not be distributed and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, the United States of America or any other country in which the distribution or offering would require that an additional offer document be prepared or registration effected or that any other measures be taken in addition to those required under Swedish law. The Offer is not being made to persons in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or the United States of America or to other persons whose participation in the Offer requires any additional measures to be taken.


 

Elisa is testing safe services to be used by mobile terminal devices utilising Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Elisa is the first operator in the Nordic and Baltic countries to test Near Field Communication technology (NFC technology) where a SIM card is used as a security platform. SIM card, provided by digital security leader Gemalto, enables safe transactions and payments, and makes it possible to transfer services from one telephone to another. Gemalto also supplied the applications. The new technology (NFC) is suitable for several uses, such as event inquiries, daily shopping, updating of positioning data and user identification. Thanks to the ease of use, the new technology is especially good for buying and paying for tickets. In addition to making payments, the service enables timetable enquiries, balance requests and travel card loading. Using NFC-enabled services is both easy and safe for the consumer: the service begins when the user brings the mobile terminal device to within approximately 4 cm of the reader, whereafter the customer can safely use the payment ticket or pay for purchases. For Elisa, NFC-enabled services used through mobile phone's SIM card is an important development target that enables safe and user-friendly services for our customers in the future, tells Timo Rajala, Vice President, Offering, Corporate Customers, Elisa. Elisa has actively promoted diverse use of SIM cards in mobile NFC services in international workgroups as well as in Ficom, Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics. We believe that with the emerging of NFC technology, new opportunities to develop innovative production and service solutions for our customers will open up, Rajala continues. The NFC service to be tested now is based on the use of Single Wired Protocol (SWP) for linking the SIM card and NFC micro chip, and on service applications saved in the card. In addition to this, applications made for the card use the new Smart Card Web Server (SCWS) functionality to offer an easy-to-use user interface. The applications are managed safely in the radio network, which guarantees a completely new outlook for service providers for maintenance and management of applications. City traffic will achieve significant benefits with solutions that facilitate the acquisition and usage of tickets. For this reason, already in 2002 Helsinki implemented a single ticket that can be purchased using a text message service. According to Helsinki City Transport, NFC technology will facilitate the purchasing and using of different tickets, and also decrease the need for investments and maintenance in the city traffic ticket sales system. Elisa wants to promote the development of public transport services in Finland by introducing new operating models and technologies. Elisa will introduce the new services together with its partner at the UITP Congress and Exhibition at the Helsinki Fair Centre from 21 to 24 May 2007 http://www.uitp.com/Helsinki2007/. Further information: Elisa Corporation, Timo Rajala, Vice President, Offering, Corporate Customers, timo.rajala@elisa.fi phone +358 50 506 7002 *(NFC = Near Field Communication) Elisa Oyj is a leading Finnish communications service company. Elisa offers its private, corporate and institutional customers voice and telecommunication services, customised communications services solutions and network operator services. Elisa is the broadband market leader in Finland; it has over 1.3 million fixed line subscriptions, of which broadband subscriptions comprise over 513,000. Elisa is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges, its revenue for 2006 amounted to EUR 1.52 billion and it has 3,600 employees. Elisa offers services through the Elisa, Saunalahti and Kolumbus trademarks, and internationally in association with its partners Vodafone and Telenor. www.elisa.fi The Elisa Corporate Customers unit offers customer-oriented solutions to improve companies' production processes (Elisa Production), mobile work and office communication (Elisa Office) and customer service (Elisa Customer). Elisa Design, focusing on consultation, helps customers to identify and exploit new business opportunities. In cooperation with its extensive partner network, Elisa provides services for its international customers globally. The revenue of the Corporate Customers unit for 2006 amounted to EUR 416 million. www.elisa.com


 

Operations Support Systems Initiative to Transform Delivering Next Generation Network (NGN) Services Across Multi-Vendor and Convergent Networks NICE, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/21/07 -- TeleManagement World (Nice, France) -- Cisco(R) (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Nokia Siemens Networks entered into an agreement to develop a standards-based telecommunications network management platform that will help service providers manage the increasing complexity of their networks and speed time to market of new services. With the increasing challenges associated with delivering converged services across multi-vendor networks and the high cost of custom integration, the jointly developed Operations Support Systems (OSS) platform will help the entire service provider community better align network capabilities and costs with business demands. The two companies are committed to long-term cooperation, bringing together Cisco's strong Internet Protocol (IP) competence and Nokia Siemens Networks' solid end-to-end telecommunications capability, as well as extensive research and development (R&D) and economic resources from both companies. "It is not often that we see such powerful innovation in an area so desperate for a new approach," said George Nazi, vice president of Global Engineering, BT. "While often downplayed, the OSS is the critical engine for our ability to support our network investment in meeting the demands of consumers and business for new services, new technologies and new ways of doing business. Providing a common view of the physical and virtual network across all technologies and building a foundation for other vendors will complement BT's software driven network strategy to deliver superior customer experiences." As part of the agreement, Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver a solution that will provide a common end-to-end network view of diverse network elements -- across IP and mobile technologies -- that are automatically discovered and represented as a virtual network model. Likewise, the solution will provide a complete view of network resources regardless of platforms, technologies or vendors. The platform will include basic fault, configuration, performance and security (FCAPS) management functionality as well as a variety of common functions, such as data acquisition and network element mediation, which will be utilized by higher-level OSS applications. "We are happy to see the equipment suppliers taking a proactive approach to solving the integration challenges of converged networks," said Peter Mottishaw, Senior Analyst for OSS Observer. "This is an important announcement by Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks with the potential to significantly reduce OSS integration and maintenance costs for service providers. Together the two companies provide about a quarter of network and element management systems to service providers globally. A common, standards-based EMS platform that exposes the full capabilities of network elements from both companies will simplify application development, integration and maintenance for independent software vendors and systems integrators. This enables them to focus on the OSS application value." Nokia Siemens Networks brings to the collaboration its proven end-to-end telecommunications capability and its out-of-the-box software product, Open EMS Suite by Nokia, which provides capabilities of an element management system (EMS) and can be used to build EMS for various kinds of networks including transport, mobile, and broadband. "This collaboration will help our customers and the industry as a whole to overcome the challenge of how to manage a complex jungle of network components delivering both business and consumer services at the same time. There is pressure from both the technical and business perspective to create a more standardized and open architecture that will reduce the number of interfaces and the integration and customization efforts. That is what the joint OSS platform is all about," says Christian Fredrikson, Head of Operations and Business Software, Nokia Siemens Networks. Along with its expertise in IP networking, Cisco also brings its Cisco Active Network Abstraction (ANA) management solution to the collaboration. Cisco ANA is already the basis for managing complex multi-vendor networks as well as providing the base platform for new management solutions, such as the Cisco Managed Services Solution. Cisco ANA also provides management support for the Cisco CRS-1 routing platform. "With the pressure on operators and service providers to reduce costs and deliver new, converged services more quickly across their multi-vendor and multi-technology networks, Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks share a vision of helping these companies gain better control over their complex networks," said Cliff Meltzer, senior vice president of the Network Management Technology Group Cisco. "Running a service provider network is a huge capital and operating expense. Our collaboration is focused directly at allowing operators and their suppliers to focus resources on areas of more differentiating value in their markets." The broader intent of the collaboration is to provide a basis for helping OSS and other independent software vendors produce or extend their own applications more quickly. Companies such as Amdocs are demonstrating early support and will be leveraging the future technology from Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks to extend their own OSS solutions that assist with issues such as fault management, network provisioning and inventory control. "Building linkages between Amdocs' industry-leading OSS applications and the core network and network devices has always been one of the most labour intensive parts of our many deployments," said Guy Dubois, President, Cramer, Amdocs OSS Division. "The collaboration between Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks promises to dramatically reduce the effort required and will free resources that can be better applied to deliver more value to our customers. This collaboration will allow service providers to deliver the highest quality services more quickly and at even lower cost." Cisco and IBM already have a collaborative relationship in the OSS fault management and service assurance segment. This announcement extends that relationship to include interoperability with ANA. "IBM is dedicated to helping service providers and network solution providers transform their ability to deliver next-generation services in a converging and highly competitive world," said Alan Ganek, CTO Tivoli Software and VP Autonomic Computing at IBM Corporation. "Today's announcement represents a highly differentiated new technology. IBM is focused on being interoperable with new technologies that promise to help more easily manage network assets, reduce complexity and add flexibility for users. IBM is committed to delivering carrier grade software solutions that meet today's needs and provide a safe migration path to new technologies like ANA." Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks invite TeleManagement World attendees to visit their stands, located at booths #53 (Cisco) and #94 (Nokia Siemens Networks), to discuss involvement in the OSS collaboration, and find out about the Nokia NetAct network and service management system and Cisco ANA interoperability. The TeleManagement World exhibition takes place in Nice on May 22-24, 2007. About Cisco Systems Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco news and information are available at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in Europe is supplied by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. About Nokia Siemens Networks Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. The combined pro-forma net sales of 17.1 billion Euro in fiscal year 2006 make Nokia Siemens Networks one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies. Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in some 150 countries and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It combines Nokia's Networks Business Group and the carrier related businesses of Siemens Communications. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com Cisco, the Cisco logo, Cisco Systems and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. This document is Cisco Public Information. For direct RSS Feeds of all Cisco news, please visit "News@Cisco" at the following link: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/podcasts/rss.html Media Enquiries: Nokia Siemens Networks Operations and Business Software Communications Johanna Harjula Tel. +358 7180 31399 Email: johanna.harjula@nsn.com Nokia Siemens Networks Media Relations Tel. +358 7180 31451 Cisco (Europe) Lisa Brooke Tel. +44 20 8824 0333 Email: lbrooke@cisco.com Cisco (US) Linda Horiuchi Tel. +1 408-853-5464 Email: lhoriuch@cisco.com


 

Pursuant to section 28a of the Danish Securities Trading Act, Pharmexa is required to publish the managements' and their closely related parties' transactions with shares and related securities in Pharmexa. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name | Ole Steen Andersen | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Position: | Chairman of the Board of | | | Directors | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Security Code (ISIN-code): | DK0015966592 | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Name of the securities: | Share | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Type of transaction: | Buy | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Date of trade: | 18.05.2007 | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Place of transaction: | Copenhagen Stock Exchange | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Traded securities (no.): | 15,000 | |---------------------------------------+---------------------------| | Market value in DKK of traded | 282,000 | | securities: | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Hørsholm, May 21, 2007 Jakob Schmidt Chief Executive Officer Additional information: Jakob Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, telephone +45 4516 2525 Claude Mikkelsen, Head of Investor Relations, telephone +45 4516 2525 or +45 4060 2558 Note to editors: Pharmexa A/S is a leading company in the field of active immunotherapy and vaccines for the treatment of cancer, serious chronic and infectious diseases. Pharmexa's proprietary technology platforms are broadly applicable, allowing the company to address critical targets in cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, bone degeneration and Alzheimer's disease, as well as serious infectious diseases such as HIV, influenza, hepatitis and malaria. Its leading programs are GV1001, a peptide vaccine that has entered phase III trials in pancreatic cancer and phase II trials in liver cancer, and HIV and hepatitis vaccines in phase I/II. Collaborative agreements include H. Lundbeck, Innogenetics, IDM Pharma, ImmunoVaccine Technologies and Bavarian Nordic. With operations in Denmark, Norway and USA, Pharmexa employs approximately 105 people and is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange under the trading symbol PHARMX.


 

Farstad Shipping has been awarded a further 1 year + 1 year option contract by JVPC for the AHTS vessel Lady Cynthia (HF270 design, 9,400bhp) to continue in Vietnam in support of their long term drilling program. The vessel has been with JVPC almost continuously since 1995. Far Sleipner (PSV, ME202) has been extended by Petrobras in Brasil for further 2 years from expiry date of the old contract in May 2007. The vessel has been working with Petrobras since 1998. The value of the contracts will fall in the range of USD 20 - 26 million depending on options. Contacts: CEO Karl-Johan Bakken - tel. 90 10 56 97 CFO Torstein L. Stavseng - tel. 91 10 70 01


 

Ixonos Plc Stock Exchange Release 21.5.2007 We hereby announce that Ixonos Plc has been notified, in accordance with Chapter 2, Section 10 of the Finnish Securities Market Act, of a change in the company's ownership: Osuuspankkikeskus Osk ("OPK") has on May 18, 2007 informed Ixonos that ownership share of Ixonos Plc's votes and share capital by investment fund of OPK's subsidiaries has increased over onetwentieth (1/20). Altogether OPK and the entities OPK has control to own 400,000 shares of Ixonos, corresponding to 5,39 % of Ixonos' shares and votes. The share capital of Ixonos Plc comprises in total EUR 296,948 and 7,423,700 shares. IXONOS PLC Kari Happonen President and CEO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ixonos Plc CFO Petteri Mussalo, puh. +358 424 2231, GSM +358 400 193 779 petteri.mussalo@ixonos.com DISTRIBUTION: Helsinki Stock Exchange Main Media


 

Top rated History Channel features Hybrid Technologies with significant coverage at North Carolina Plant NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- Hybrid Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: HYBT) (www.hybridtechnologies.com), emerging leaders in the development and marketing of lithium-powered products worldwide, is pleased to provide shareholders and the public with access to History Channel's Modern Marvels episode "It came from Space" which aired on May 16th, 2007. To see clip click here: http://www.hybridtechnologies.com/multimedia.php?typeID=V&vidID=54 For extended press release click here: http://www.hybridtechnologies.com/media.php?mediaID=070521 The History Channel audience is 89 million per Harris Interactive. For Report click here: http://www.harrisinteractive.com/news/newsletters/clientnews/2006_TheHistoryChannel.pdf Filmed at Hybrid's development facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, the episode centers on success stories relating to NASA's highly prestigious Space Act Program. Hybrid signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA in 2006 for the development of lithium-ion fleet vehicles including: The All Lithium Smart Car The Lithium Pt Cruiser The Assault and Surveillance ATV Holly Roseberry, president of Hybrid Technologies, stated, "This episode was a great leap forward for Hybrid as we advance our products to meet the consumer market. We are receiving an overwhelming response from the buying public, automotive industry leaders, and have even received calls from major automotive manufactures." About Modern Marvels: www.history.com/minisites/modernmarvels About Hybrid Technologies: www.hybridtechnologies.com Forward-Looking Statement This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations as to future events. However, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release might not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Contacts: Hybrid Technologies, Inc. Media Contact 1-888-HYBTECH (1-888-492-8324) Email: pr@hybridtechnologies.com Hybrid Technologies, Inc. Investor Relations 1-888-669-1808 Email: info@hybridtechnologies.com Website: www.hybridtechnologies.com SOURCE: Hybrid Technologies, Inc.


 

LONDON, United Kingdom: Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or "the Company") (TSX: CRU) (OSE: CRU) (Frankfurt: KNC) (OTC-BB-Other; CRUGF.PK) today announced:- On May 18, 2007, Brian Hosking, Board of Director of Crew bought 15,000 shares in Crew at GBP £1.16 / CAD $2.49 per share. Mr Hosking's total exposure is 735,000 Crew shares, including common shares, convertible bonds, forward contracts and options. Jan A Vestrum President & CEO Safe Harbour Statement This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the expectations of management and the board of directors, and are made pursuant to applicable and relevant national legislation (including the Safe-Harbour provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) in countries where Crew Gold Corporation is conducting business and/or investor relations. Forward looking statements typically contain words such as "believes", "anticipates", "continue", "could", "expects", "indicates", "plans", "will", "may", "projects", "would" or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs of management and the board of directors based on information currently available to them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and Crew cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause Crew's actual results to differ materially from the beliefs and expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to, the factors discussed under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in Crew's Annual Information Form dated October 10, 2006, as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management and the board of directors believes to be current and reasonable assumptions, Crew cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Crew undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Cautionary Note to US Investors - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits US mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this website (or press release), such as "measured", "indicated", and "inferred" "resources", which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. US Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. --- End of Message --- Crew Gold Corporation Abbey House, Wellington Way, Weybridge Surrey United Kingdom WKN: 226534105 ; ISIN: CA2265301036; ;


 

Pursuant to the obligation placed on us by LR6.6.7 of the Listing Rules, we advise that on 18th May 2007 the Company received notification that for the purposes of Section 73 and 74 of the Companies Act , 1990 Doyle Group Limited ("Doyle") of Victoria House, 1 Victoria Road, Cork, One Fifty One Capital Limited ("One51 Capital") of 151 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe ("Cantor") of 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB, United Kingdom are taken to be interested in all ICG Units ("Units") held by each other. The aggregate holding of Doyle, One51 Capital and Cantor notified is 4,991,759 Units. The legal title to these Units is held as follows; 4,306,759 Units held by Cantor Fitzgerald Europe 685,000 Units held by Davy Crest Nominees Limited. Tom Corcoran Company Secretary 21st May 2007 ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

FORM 38.5(a) DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY (Rule 38.5(a) of the Takeover Code) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of exempt principal trader | HSBC Bank Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Company dealt in | Freeport Plc | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Class of relevant security to which the | Ordinary Shares | | dealings being disclosed relate (Note 1) | | |-------------------------------------------------+-----------------| | Date of dealing | 18th May 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 2. DEALINGS (Note 2) (a) Purchases and sales +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price paid | Lowest price | | securities | (Note 3) | paid | | purchased | | (Note 3) | |---------------------------+--------------------+------------------| | 0 | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Total number of | Highest price | Lowest price | | securities | received | received | | sold | (Note 3) | (Note 3) | |-------------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 15,000 | 369.50p | 368p | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, | Long/short | Number of | Price per | | e.g. CFD | (Note 4) | securities | unit | | | | (Note 5) | (Note 3) | |----------------+------------+---------------------+---------------| | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Product |Writing, |Number of securities to|Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option | |name,e.g|selling, |which the option |price |American, |date |moneypaid/received| |call |purchasing,|relates (Note 5) | |European | |per unit (Note 3) | |option |varying etc| | |etc. | | | |--------+-----------+-----------------------+--------+----------+------+------------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit | | | | (Note 3) | |-----------------------+----------------------+--------------------| | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 3. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. .................................................. .................................................. +------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date of disclosure | 21st May 2007 | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Contact name | Seema Soni | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Telephone number | 0207 992 1565 | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Name of offeree/offeror with which connected | Freeport Plc | |----------------------------------------------+-------------------| | Nature of connection (Note 6) | Connected Advisor | +------------------------------------------------------------------+ Notes The Notes on Form 38.5(a) can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk ---END OF MESSAGE---


 

Group Controller, Switzerland Jan Inge Torgersen sold 22,500 shares at an average price of NOK 33,564 primarily to cover tax and cost of the shareoptions exercise conducted on May 16, 2007. Number of shares after the transaction is 15,000 and number of stock options after the transaction is 15,000. For further enquiries: Olav Sandnes, CFO Funcom N.V. E-mail: olav.sandnes@funcom.com Phone: +47 92225540


 

EPSS specialist sponsored by HPV and Falk Strascheg takes over KPS-business of enlight Potsdam, May 21th 2007 - The investment in datango of several million euros by Hasso Plattner Ventures ("HPV") and Falk Strascheg, grand seigneur of the venture capital industry and co-founder of EXTOREL has proven successful. The global provider of Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) and E-Learning solutions took over the complete Knowledge and Performance Solutions (KPS)-business of enlight. The provider of test and certification solutions assigns two holdings with altogether six companies of the enlight group to datango AG. The premium provider datango takes ownership of Enlight's entire KPS business including technology, customer and partner base, as well as development, sales, support and consulting staff in the United States, United Kingdom and Norway, thus increasing the total number of employees to over 100. "This acquisition shows the success of our strategy to support technology companies with capital and know how and to help them transform their creative ideas into marketable products", explains Rouven Westphal, Investment Manager and CFO of HPV. Enlight's KPS business has been the fastest growing of Enlight's three business areas under the Knowledge Assurance umbrella and represents approximately 50% of Enlight's total income. The transaction was completed at the relative market value of the KPS business in relation to the current trading price of the shares in Enlight International AB. As part of the transaction, Enlight International AB will retain full ownership and control of the Test and Certification Management operations and will continue to provide market-leading solutions within these two areas. Through the net proceeds from datango's KPS acquisition, Enlight AB will be in a significantly stronger financial position and well-situated for continued success in the Test and Certification Management businesses. "For us as a Global Player and market leader in EPSS technology this agreement represents another milestone in the history of the datango company. This is one more step towards worldwide expansion," explains Oswald P. Zimmermann, CEO of datango AG. "We now plan on a company growth of 150% instead of the originally planned 70%", adds Zimmermann. Further Information: Hasso Plattner Ventures Management GmbH Hasso Plattner High Tech Park August-Bebel-Strasse 88 D-14482 Potsdam Rouven Westphal Phone.: +49.(0)331.979 92-120 info@hp-ventures.com www.hp-ventures.com PR-Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH Nisterstraße 3 D-56472 Nisterau Ulrike Peter Phone.: +49 (0)26 61-91 26 0-0 ulrike.peter@sup-pr.de www.sup-pr.de


 

Oslo, 21 May 2007: Clavis Pharma announced today that the US National Cancer Institute has accepted seven new compounds from the company for testing under its Developmental Therapeutics Program. The drug candidates, which are structurally novel analogues of several cancer drugs, have been synthesized by applying Clavis Pharma's proprietary Lipid Vector Technology. The drug candidates will be screened in a well-established cell line test panel (NCI-60) against a variety of cancer types. Positive pre-clinical results from the NCI screening program, will constitute important pre-clinical documentation for these products and potentially contribute to the broadening of Clavis Pharma's oncology pipeline. Previously Clavis' two most advanced drug candidates, Elacyt(TM) and CP.4126, have also undergone similar NCI screening. "We are very pleased that the NCI has agreed to test additional seven of our new cancer drug candidates in their prestigious NCI-60 test panel. The outcome of these tests is of great value in our efforts to develop new and improved treatments of cancer. The interest we have received from the NCI regarding these product candidates constitutes an important endorsement of the ability of our Lipid Vector Technology to create new promising pharmaceuticals. It supports Clavis Pharma in its efforts to build a broader product pipeline.", Tom E. Pike, Chief Executive Officer of Clavis Pharma commented. For further information, please contact: Tom E. Pike CEO Tel: +47 915 19 652 Tom.pike@clavispharma.com About Clavis Pharma Clavis Pharma ASA is a public oncology focused pharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary Lipid Vector Technology (LVT) platform to create New Chemical Entities (NCEs) by significantly improving approved drugs. The improvement is achieved by chemically binding specific unsaturated lipids to existing, and well understood, approved pharmaceuticals. Data generated suggests the resulting patentable NCEs offer improved efficacy and reduced side effects through enhanced pharmacokinetic properties, greater tissue penetration and, in many cases, additional modes of action. Clavis Pharma intends to develop its drug candidates until significant value has been created and proof of principle in man has been shown. For further clinical development and commercialisation of the products, Clavis Pharma will enter strategic partnerships with established pharmaceutical or biotech companies. The company's product portfolio includes three new cancer drugs, of which the first ELACYT(TM) , is in clinical phase II, the second, CP- 4126, is in clinical phase I, and the third is in the pre-clinical phase. Results indicate that ELACYT(TM) has a promising potential for several cancer indications within solid tumours and leukaemia. Clavis Pharma ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: CLAVIS). Additional information on Clavis Pharma can be found at: www.clavispharma.com


 

Extension of successful Norwegian installation Teligent has received an expansion order from Telenor Norway to deliver a capacity extension of their existing Mobile Office installation. The installation is marketed by Telenor under the brand name of ProffNett towards the Norwegian enterprise segment and the new order has a total value of about SEK 9 million. Teligent Mobile Office (TMO) offers mobile operators business telephony solutions for both the corporate and SME market segments. The Mobile Office customers can either remove all PBXs and fixed phones for total mobility, or make an integrated environment with mobile phones and fixed/PBX phones. The customers get the full set of switch services e.g. Virtual Private Network, switchboard/reception functionality and Group Number Services. "We are very pleased to receive this order which is proof of the success of the Telenor ProffNett service based on a Teligent solution", says Tomas Duffy, CEO and President of Teligent. For further information, please contact: Tomas Duffy, CEO & President Teligent AB Tel. +46-(0)8 410 172 76 tomas.duffy@teligent.se


 

Royal DSM N.V. has repurchased 714,591 of its own shares in the period from 10 May 2007 up to and including 16 May 2007 at an average price of EUR 34.92. This is in accordance with the second phase of the share buyback program announced on 27 April 2007. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 25.0 million. The total number of shares repurchased under the second phase of this program to date is 1,747,038 shares for a total consideration of EUR 60.9 million. DSM DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company develops, produces and sells innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end-markets and applications, such as human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings and paint, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. The key drivers of this strategy are market-driven growth and innovation plus an increased presence in emerging economies. The group has annual sales of over ¤8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. More information about DSM can be found at www.dsm.com. For more information: DSM Corporate Communications DSM Investor Relations Elvira Luykx Dries Ausems tel. +31 (0) 45 tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864 5782035 fax +31 (0) 45 5782595 fax +31 (0) 45 e-mail 5740680 investor.relations@dsm.com e-mail media.relations@dsm.com


 

Prof. Dr. Matthias Ebert Presented Data at Digestive Disease Week 2007 Berlin, Germany and Seattle, WA, USA, May 21, 2007 - Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard: ECX) and Prof. Dr. Matthias Ebert, Professor of Clinical and Molecular Gastroenterology at the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich, Germany, yesterday presented new data supportive of Epigenomics Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Development Program at the Digestive Disease Week 2007 in Washington DC, U.S.A. The results were a product of collaborative clinical studies with Epigenomics, a molecular diagnostics company developing cancer tests based on DNA methylation. Prof. Ebert pointed out that colorectal cancer mortality could be reduced by detecting precancerous lesions and early stage disease before symptoms occur through convenient organ-specific blood screening tests such as those under development at Epigenomics. Prof. Ebert reviewed a data set demonstrating that the presence of methylated Septin 9 DNA in blood plasma can detect the presence of colorectal cancers of all stages. Additionally, when Septin 9 is combined in a panel with a second DNA methylation biomarker, ALX4, large polyps, pre-cancerous lesions that have a high likelihood of progressing to malignant tumors can also be detected in blood. For the first time, Prof. Ebert presented original data showing that methylation of the Septin 9 gene is specific to colorectal cancer as it is rarely found in the blood of patients with other cancers or other gastrointestinal diseases. "Biomarkers that are specific for cancer and the organ in which the cancer occurs are fundamental to effective screening tests," Prof. Ebert commented. "Such biomarkers allow focusing on the correct organ for definitive diagnosis and help to provide individualized diagnosis for the affected patients more rapidly." The Digestive Disease Week is considered the largest and most prestigious meeting in the world for the gastrointestinal professional. Further Information The slides of Prof. Ebert's presentation at the Digestive Disease Week 2007 are available for download from Epigenomics' website at http://www.epigenomics.com/en/down_loads/Poster_Scientific_Publications/ About Colorectal Cancer Screening and Epigenomics' Biomarkers Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death. With a cure rate over 90% if diagnosed in early stages, early detection through screening tests is vitally important. The market for this type of test could reach about 300 million people worldwide. The gold standard diagnostic test is colonoscopy, an invasive procedure, whereby the physician visually inspects the inside of the colon. This procedure, which has excellent specificity and sensitivity characteristics, not only identifies cancer but also pre-cancerous lesions known as adenomas. Due to the nature of this procedure and its high cost, it is currently not widely used for first line screening in short intervals. A non-invasive first-line screening test therefore should be used to screen larger numbers to identify individuals at risk of having the disease so that they then undergo colonoscopy. Currently, most non-invasive screening is carried out with the fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) procedure using stool samples. However, due to the inconvenient nature of the test, the compliance rate is comparatively low (approximately 16% in the US). The introduction of a more convenient, patient-friendly, competitively performing screening test could potentially increase the number of individuals tested in shorter intervals. If positive, the patients would be followed up by colonoscopy. This could greatly increase the chances of the disease being caught early with the goal of reducing mortality from colorectal cancer. Epigenomics' technology is able to detect only a few copies of tumor DNA based on tumor-specific DNA methylation patterns in blood plasma samples or other body fluids. Based on this principle Epigenomics develops convenient tests for the early detection of colorectal and other cancers. The Septin 9 gene encodes a protein involved in cell division and is thought to play a role in the onset of cancer. Epigenomics demonstrated in multiple clinical studies with about 3,000 blood plasma samples of colorectal cancer patients, healthy controls, and patients with non-cancerous colon diseases that methylated DNA of Septin 9 shed by tumors into the blood stream can serve as a biomarker for the sensitive and specific detection of colorectal cancer of all stages and in all locations. The ALX4 gene encodes for a putative transcription factor, suggesting a role in gene regulation. The presence of methylated DNA of both genes, Septin 9 and ALX4, in the bloodstream indicates the presence of larger colon polyps that have a high likelihood of progressing to colon cancer. Epigenomics is currently optimizing the assay procedure in order to transfer the Septin 9 biomarker assay into a centralized US reference laboratory by the end of the year. A testing service for this biomarker could begin in 2008. About Epigenomics AG Epigenomics is a molecular diagnostics company with a focus on the development of novel products for cancer. Using DNA methylation biomarkers, Epigenomics' tests can potentially diagnose disease at an early stage and help guide physicians to select an appropriate therapy. Epigenomics' defined business strategy covers two complementary core business areas: In cooperation with industry partners, the company develops diagnostic screening tests for the early detection of cancer, mass-market products with huge potentials. Based on easily obtainable body fluid samples (e.g. blood and urine), these tests are aimed at finding cancer at an early stage before symptoms occur. Epigenomics' product pipeline contains an extensively validated biomarker panel for the early detection of colorectal cancer in blood plasma, and further proprietary DNA methylation biomarkers at various stages of development for prostate and lung cancer detection in body fluids. Epigenomics aims at giving patients and doctors early access to these biomarkers through reference laboratory testing services. For development and global commercialization as in vitro diagnostic test kits, Epigenomics pursues a non-exclusive partnering strategy with diagnostics industry players. As a second core business area, Epigenomics develops specialty diagnostics for individuals at high risk for cancer and cancer patients. These tests include surveillance applications of our colorectal cancer biomarkers and a tissue-based prognostic cancer molecular classification test for prostate cancer patients. Our tissue-based prostate cancer application is developed in strategic partnerships with Qiagen (pre-analytics) and Affymetrix (diagnostic device platform). The biomarkers for cancer specialty diagnostic applications will be made available through testing services in centralized reference laboratories. Epigenomics retains the flexibility to decide on further commercialization as in vitro diagnostic test kits in Europe and eventually the US. Pharma, diagnostics and biotech partners can access Epigenomics' portfolio of proprietary DNA methylation technologies and biomarkers protected by more than 200 patent families through Biomarker Services, IVD Development Collaborations, and Licensing. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a wholly owned subsidiary in Seattle, WA, USA. For more information, please visit Epigenomics' website at www.epigenomics.com. ### Disclaimer This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Epigenomics AG and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of Epigenomics AG to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Epigenomics AG is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Contact: Epigenomics AG Dr. Achim Plum VP Corporate Communications +49-30-24345-0 ir@epigenomics.com


 

Targets Global Vehicle Markets Stamford, CT (May 21, 2007) Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. ("Clean Diesel Technologies" or "the Company") (EBB:CDTI, AIM:CDT/CDTS & XETRA:CDI), an innovation leader for clean energy and environmental technologies to reduce harmful engine emissions, said today that it has signed a binding contract for a worldwide non-exclusive licensing agreement with Stuttgart, Germany-based Robert Bosch GmbH, a leading global supplier in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, customer goods and building technology. Under the agreement, Robert Bosch GmbH has secured non-exclusive worldwide rights to patents held by Clean Diesel Technologies for control of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission by selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The patents Bosch has agreed to license include Clean Diesel's ARIS® method of single-fluid return-flow cooled urea injection for SCR control of NOx emissions, as well as patents covering the combination of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) with SCR to minimize toxic emissions while optimizing vehicle fuel efficiency. SCR has been recognized as a leading technology for controlling NOx emissions, as required to meet international environmental standards now being implemented. In addition to providing a cost-effective control of NOx emissions, these inventions of Clean Diesel Technologies provide improved fuel economy, also contributing to reduced vehicle carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement also includes provision for the use of these technologies in non-vehicular applications such as stationary power generation, rail and marine. The terms were not disclosed, but Clean Diesel said that its licensing agreements generally are structured around license initiation fees and running royalty payments. Clean Diesel expects its 2007 financial results to include the first revenue under this agreement. Products incorporating these emission control and fuel-efficiency SCR technologies have been developed by Bosch and are likely to further gain in market acceptance. With many years of research and development, accompanied by rigorous testing and work with regulatory bodies internationally, Clean Diesel Technologies' robust portfolio of intellectual property is poised to lead the growing green, clean-air movement around the world with its solutions to clean up major pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen, targeted by this agreement. Clean Diesel Technologies CEO Bernhard Steiner commented, "Through this new relationship with Bosch, an industry leader whose products are included in all classes of engines and vehicles manufactured around the world, we are happy to announce this agreement as a further endorsement of the value of the Clean Diesel Technologies emission control inventions. This is a significant step for our Company. Clean Diesel has had prior agreements with major companies addressing retrofit markets, and this is the first license targeting a substantial portion of the new diesel vehicles with SCR technology that are predicted to be built over the next several years. These SCR patents were originated and developed to address the global need for cleaner air through emissions control, sustainability and fuel efficiency." Clean Diesel Technologies Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer Walter Copan added, "The increasing concern over the impacts of air pollution has resulted in substantially more demanding requirements to control oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and carbon dioxide emissions, while also reducing fossil fuel consumption. Our patented platform technologies have worldwide application directly addressing these areas. Bosch has the expertise and full range of capabilities to deliver these integrated SCR emission control solutions to original equipment manufacturers and its other customers around the world." Conference Call and Webcast Clean Diesel Technologies' management will host a conference call on Thursday, May 24, 2007, at 11:00 am EDT (8:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM UK) to discuss recent developments. This call will be broadcast live over the Internet simultaneously and may be accessed at www.cdti.com or www.investorcalendar.com. Web participants are encouraged to go to either website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The online archive will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and continue for 30 days. For further information: Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. http://www.cdti.com Dr. Bernhard Steiner, CEO & President 300 Atlantic Street, Suite 702 Email: bsteiner@cdti.com Stamford, CT 06901-3522 Dr. Walter G. Copan, Executive VP, Tel: +1 (203) 327-7050 Americas & Chief Technology Officer Email: wcopan@cdti.com Clean Diesel International, LLC 23 Bourne House, 475 Godstone Timothy Rogers, Executive VP, Road International Whyteleafe, Surrey CR3 OBL Email: trogers@cdti.com Tel: +44 (0) 18 8362 1023 International Media / investor enquiries: Abchurch Communications www.abchurch-group.com Heather Salmond / Justin Heath 100 Cannon Street, London Email: EC4N 6EU heather.salmond@abchurch-group.com Tel: +44 (0) 20 7398 7700 Email: justin.heath@abchurch-group.com North America Media / investor inquiries: Brian Kennedy (media) Rudy Barrio (investors) Allen & Caron Inc Allen & Caron Inc Tel: 212 691 8087 Tel: 212 691 8087 Email: brian@allencaron.com Email: r.barrio@allencaron.com About Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Clean Diesel International, LLC, is a clean energy and environmental technology company that provides innovative solutions to reduce harmful engine emissions and conserve energy. Clean Diesel's patented technologies, products and solutions enable cost-effective reduction of harmful emissions from internal combustion engines while also improving fuel economy and power. Products include Platinum Plus® fuel-borne catalysts, the Platinum Plus Purifier Systems, the ARIS® urea injection systems for selective catalytic reduction of NOx, diesel particulate filter and biofuels technologies. Clean Diesel Technologies' products are now in commercial use around the world. Platinum Plus and ARIS are registered trademarks of Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit Clean Diesel at www.cdti.com or contact the Company directly. Certain statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known or unknown risks, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The press release can be downloaded from the following link:


 

Metso Paper will supply Lee & Man Paper Co. with a kraftliner board machine for their new mill, to be built in Vietnam. The new PM 15 will have an annual capacity of 400,000 metric tons and is scheduled to start up in July 2008. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 40 million. The new 3-ply board machine is a single-supplier delivery from Metso Paper. The delivery also includes machine controls and quality control systems by Metso Automation. PM 15 will have a wire width of 7,250 mm and a design speed of 1,150 m/min. It will be the largest paper or board machine ever installed in Vietnam, at the same time representing the first investment in high-technology paper and board making in the country. The new mill will be located at a greenfield site 200 km south of Ho Chi Minh City. Once completed, the new mill will serve the fast growing Vietnamese packaging market with high quality linerboard products. In 2005, paper and board consumption totaled 1.3 million tons in Vietnam, and annual consumption per capita was approximately 13 kg. Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is one of China's largest containerboard producers. The company, founded in 1994 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, has three containerboard mills with a combined annual production capacity of 2.2 million metric tons. Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com Further information for the press, please contact: Hannu T Pietilä, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Paper & Board Business Line, Metso Paper, tel. +358 40 503 4085 Further information for investors, please contact: Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253


 

Heidelberg, May 21st, 2007. Heidelberg Pharma AG today announces the successful completion of a clinical phase II study with its developing agent Fosalvudine against HIV/AIDS. The objective of this placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical study was to survey the effectiveness, tolerability and pharmacokinetic properties during a treatment period of 14 days. Under the supervision of Dr. Schürmann from the Berlin Charité and Dr. Cahn from the Fundación Huésped in Buenos Aires (Argentina), four dosages were tested on a total of 44 HIV-infected patients who had not been treated up until then. The substance achieved a dosage-dependant decrease of the viral load to approximately 7% of the initial value (1,13 log levels) and therewith confirmed the therapeutical effectiveness within this patient group. The tolerance of the given dosages was also proven. "We are very satisfied with the results of this study", says Dr. Erwin Böhm, responsible for the clinical development at Heidelberg Pharma AG. "The effectiveness and tolerance of Fosalvudine have encouraged us to take the next hurdle, which is to run a clinical study within resistant HIV patients. The results confirm the concept of EPD Technology, which aims at increasing the therapeutical amplitude of active agents. It is our goal to develop a drug for patients who are infected with resistant HIV clades. Tackling resistant viruses is a major challenge within the AIDS therapy." Fosalvudine The Enhanced Pro-Drug Fosalvudine is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor during the treatment of HIV-1 infections with the emphasis on therapy-resistant HIV-1 clades. The intake of Fosalvudine leads to the intracellular supply of Fluorothymidin-Monophosphat. This is processed further by cellular enzymes to active fluorothymidine triphosphate - an effective inhibitor of the reverse transcriptase of HIV. Fosalvudine produced the same active metabolite as the related compound Alovudine. Alovudine is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, which acts against NRTI-resistant HIV with thymidine-related mutations, but within a narrow therapeutic window. When administered orally, Fosalvudine has the potential for a wider therapeutic window due to the lower side-effects with comparable effectiveness. Heidelberg Pharma AG Heidelberg Pharma AG develops new drugs for the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer and AIDS. The company's aim is to develop patentable drugs with increased effectiveness and compatibility. Currently Heidelberg Pharma has three promising product candidates under clinical development. Contact Public and Investor Relations: Heidelberg Pharma AG Dr. Marcel Linssen Senior VP Corporate Development & Marketing Certified Investor Relations Officer Phone: +49 6203 1009 40 m.linssen@heidelberg-pharma.com MC Services AG Raimund Gabriel Phone: +49 89 210 2280 raimund.gabriel@mc-services.eu The press release can be downloaded from the following link:


 

Alliance integrates Atreus xAuthority with BEA Liquid Services Framework in order to Help Reduce the Time and Cost to Deploy Voice, Data and Multimedia Services TELEMANAGEMENT WORLD, NICE, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- Atreus Systems(TM), a leading supplier of provisioning software for VoIP and IMS-based services, today announced a strategic alliance with BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise and communications infrastructure software, to build a Service Oriented Architecture-based integration between the Atreus xAuthority(TM) IP Provisioning Solution and the BEA Liquid Services Framework. Atreus and BEA are joining forces to help service providers accelerate service rollout on a global basis. The integrated Atreus-BEA solution will offer providers a flexible and scalable environment that encompasses all aspects of business process management, including process modeling, implementation, execution and monitoring. By optimizing the entire business process lifecycle, the joint solution will empower service providers to develop and deploy revenue-generating VoIP, mobile, and IMS applications rapidly and cost-effectively. Leveraging industry standards, such as OSS/J and eTOM, Atreus and BEA aim to help providers migrate from today's vertically integrated provisioning systems to a flexible and extensible service oriented architecture-an essential prerequisite for the successful delivery of IP and IMS-based services. The adoption of this architecture enables service providers to rapidly roll out next-generation services while leveraging and protecting their existing investments. The Atreus-BEA alliance is designed to give service providers a wide range of compelling service management benefits including: - rapid definition and deployment of services at a low cost; - flexible, standards-based integration reducing time-to-market and cost-of-integration; - compatibility with emerging, SOA-based back-office architectures; - reusable service components; - proven interoperability with leading platforms and systems; and - rapid return on network investment by simplifying and speeding service deployment. "The Atreus-BEA alliance will present operators with new and significant opportunities for revenue growth by enabling the rapid creation and delivery of innovative services," said Mike McHugh, vice president and general manager of BEA WebLogic Communications Platform, BEA Systems. "By integrating Atreus' industry-leading provisioning and self-service interfaces with the BEA Liquid Services Framework, BEA and Atreus will help operators greatly reduce the costs of development and improve time-to-market for next-generation services." "Working with an industry leader like BEA will give our joint customers powerful capabilities to quickly define, deploy, and reuse advanced network capabilities using a repeatable and predictable process that bridges systems, services and users," said Andrea Baptiste, president and CEO, Atreus Systems. "Using standards-based interfaces and integration, Atreus' flow-through provisioning solutions, coupled with BEA based SOA, will empower operators to increase the top line and improve the cost efficiency of their offerings." For more information about the BEA Liquid Services Framework, please visit www.bea.com/telco. About Atreus Systems Atreus Systems(TM) is the leading supplier of provisioning software for VoIP and IMS-based services. As the vendor of choice for the world's most successful providers, Atreus has provided advanced activation solutions for KPN, Qwest, Telus, Centennial, Spirit Telecom, and Bell Aliant. Atreus has formed strategic partnerships with BEA, Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Ericsson, Level 3, Oracle and Sonus, delivering carrier-class service provisioning with customer self-management. For more information, visit www.atreus-systems.com Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding the plans, goals, completion, implementation, benefits, and details of the relationship between BEA and Atreus Systems ("Global Partner"); the development efforts, product delivery and other goals related to this relationship; and the features and benefits of BEA's and Global Partner's xAuthority(TM) IP Provisioning Solution integrated into the BEA Liquid Services Framework and the ability of this combination of products to enable service providers to deploy revenue-generating services with a rich set of VoIP capabilities and to provide a flexible and extensible architecture that will work in an all-IP and/or IMS environment in the future, drive new service revenues for service providers and allow such providers to implement new revenue-generating services more rapidly and more cost-effectively. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the development and optimization BEA's or Global Partner's products; the timing of additional investments of resources by BEA and Global Partner related to any joint initiatives; and any software errors related to BEA's or Global Partner's products or the integration thereof. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2006 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements. Atreus Systems, the Atreus Systems logo, Atreus xAuthority and all Atreus Systems products are trademarks of Atreus Systems, Inc. or its subsidiaries and are used under license. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Contacts: Atreus Systems, Inc. Tony Busa 613-683-3664 tbusa@atreus-systems.com www.atreus-systems.com SOURCE: Atreus Systems, Inc.


 

Basel, Switzerland, May 21, 2007 - Results from phase III clinical trials and further human pharmacology studies were presented at the 16th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV). These data highlighted the efficacy and safety profile of alitretinoin as a potential once daily oral treatment for patients with severe refractory chronic hand eczema. Currently, no approved treatment exists for severe Chronic Hand Eczema (CHE) refractory or unresponsive to topical therapy. This debilitating disease can cause significant pain and functional impairment of the hands as well as considerable psychological, social and occupational impact on patients' lives. The data presented at this meeting will form part of the regulatory submissions later this year and show the potential for alitretinoin to become the first product available to treat an estimated one million patients in North America and Europe. Eight posters on alitretinoin presented in the main conference and four oral presentations in a company sponsored satellite symposium highlighted alitretinoin as a potential treatment for severe refractory CHE. Positive efficacy and safety data on alitretinoin were reported in posters from the pivotal BACH trial (poster number 275), the re-treatment study (280) and an open-label safety study (281). Five further posters covered aspects of the pharmacology of alitretinoin (286, 287, 288, 289 and 290). Previously reported results for the phase III BACH study (275) confirm the efficacy and tolerability of oral alitretinoin for the treatment of CHE in patients refractory to topical corticosteroids. Once daily alitretinoin resulted in response of 48% of the patients who were treated with 30mg per day for up to six months. Response rate and time to response were dose dependent with a faster response seen with the higher dose. Alitretinoin was generally well tolerated in these clinical studies with an adverse event profile typical of the retinoid drug class. Patients with CHE often relapse, however, approximately 70% of patients treated with alitretinoin in the BACH trial remained relapse free, as defined in the protocol, during a six month post-treatment observation period without any form of maintenance treatment. Basilea's re-treatment study (280) demonstrated that those patients with disease recurrence remained responsive to another course of alitretinoin treatment with a response rate of 80% in the 30mg group. The primary and secondary efficacy endpoints were consistent with previously reported primary treatment studies and repeated treatment courses of alitretinoin were generally well tolerated. An open-label study (281) provided further safety data confirming that in patients with severe refractory CHE, exposure to alitretinoin 30mg beyond six months is well tolerated. Summary of Poster Presentations P275 / Efficacy and safety of alitretinoin in severe refractory chronic hand eczema. Ruzicka T, Gupta A, Jemec G, Gerlach B, Maares J, Wevelsiep L. P280 / Re-treatment study of alitretinoin (9-cis retinoic acid) in severe chronic hand eczema refractory to topical treatment. Ruzicka T, Lahfa M, Lynde Ch, Coenraads PJ, Harsch M, Maares J. P281 / An open label study of the safety and efficacy of alitretinoin in severe refractory chronic hand eczema. Diepgen T, Maleszka R, Bissonnette R, Augustin M, Harsch M, Brown T. P286 / Alitretinoin (BAL4079; 9-cis retinoic acid): Pharmacokinetic interactions between aitretinoin, ketoconazole, simvastatin and cyclosporine A. Schmitt-Hoffmann A, Roos B, Baumgaertner E, Maares J. P287 / Alitretinoin (BAL4079; 9-cis retinoic acid): Pharmacokinetics after single and repeated oral dosing of 20 and 40mg in healthy volunteers. Schmitt-Hoffman A, Roos B, Brown T, Meyer I. P288 / Alitretinoin (BAL4079; 9-cis retinoic acid): Pharmacokinetics after single and repeated oral dosing of 5, 10 and 20mg in healthy volunteers. Schmitt-Hoffman A, Roos B, Brown T, Maares J. P289 / Alitretinoin (BAL4079; 9-cis retinoic acid): Mass-balance excretion study of oral alitretinoin in healthy volunteers. Schmitt-Hoffman A, Roos B, Brown T, van Lier JJ. P290 / Alitretinoin (BAL4079: 9-cis retinoic acid): Low levels in seminal fluid after repeated oral dosing. Schmitt-Hoffman A, Roos B, Brown T, Meyer I. About Chronic Hand Eczema (CHE) Hand eczema is a common skin disease and is often chronic and relapsing. It is estimated to affect up to 10% of the general population. The more severe, chronic form of the condition is thought to affect up to 7% of these patients, many of whom do not respond, or no longer respond to topical corticosteroids. Basilea estimates there are at least one million patients in Europe and North America with severe refractory CHE for which currently no approved, effective pharmaceutical treatment is available. About Alitretinoin Alitretinoin is an investigational drug being developed in Phase III clinical trials by Basilea as a novel treatment for severe refractory Chronic Hand Eczema (CHE), a complex disease for which no effective treatment options are currently available. Alitretinoin has been shown to be effective in clinical studies in patients with severe refractory CHE. Alitretinoin is a teratogen and therefore pregnancy prevention measures must be in place for all women of child-bearing potential who receive alitretinoin. Within days after discontinuation of therapy, alitretinoin levels return to endogenous levels. In clinical studies the post-treatment contraceptive period was four weeks. About Basilea Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is an independent biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SWX:BSLN). Basilea's fully integrated research and development operations are currently focused on new antibacterial and antifungal agents to fight drug resistance and on the development of dermatology drugs. Basilea's products are targeted to satisfy high medical and patient needs in the hospital and specialty care setting. The company owns a diversified portfolio including three investigational phase III drugs of which two have shown positive pivotal phase III results. The company is integrating commercialization into its organization, in a first step through co-promoting ceftobiprole with its partner Cilag GmbH International, a Johnson & Johnson company, in North America and major European countries. Disclaimer This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For further information, please contact: +----------------------------------------------------------+ | General Information | Investor Relations | |-------------------------+--------------------------------| | information@basilea.com | Dr. Barbara Zink | | | investor_relations@basilea.com | +----------------------------------------------------------+ This press release can be downloaded from www.basilea.com The press release can also be downloaded from the following link:


 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands - May 21, 2007 - OTB Engineering ("OTB") of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, a leading company in the design, development, engineering and manufacturing of production equipment, and Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") of Oslo, Norway with R&D facilities in Linköping, Sweden announced today that they have entered into an agreement for a Joint Development Programme. The aim of the Joint Development Programme is to develop reliable inkjet inline manufacturing processes and to specify the corresponding inline manufacturing machines and equipments required for volume production of Thinfilm's memory technology. Johan Carlsson, CEO of Thin Film Electronics stated that "OTB has a proven track record in building integrated systems and has demonstrated it's capabilities in developing state of the art in-line manufacturing processes and equipment for a large number of applications such as CD/DVD, solar cell and displays. When our customers are ramping up to volume production we will now together with OTB be able to offer a turn key solution for those who are seeking an ink-jet based production environment for our memory devices." This joint development agreement will build on Thinfilm's Intellectual Property for soluble memory materials, and OTB Engineering's Intellectual Property for production & processes and printing technologies. "OTB has successfully delivered a fully integrated Display production system which, similar to Thinfilm's technology, is based on solution processed polymers. We will now jointly with Thinfilm develop a similar production process that integrates the complete Thinfilm memory manufacturing in an in-line process. This will enable Thinfilm's and OTB's customers, in the rapidly growing Printed Electronics market, to produce Thinfilm's memory devices at low cost with high yield, giving them a competitive edge in the market." commented Marcel Grooten, CEO of OTB Engineering. Printed Electronics Printed Electronics is a new, emerging industry that takes advantage of printing technologies to manufacture electronics with a wider variety of form factors, including thin, flexible substrates. Through the use of proprietary printing techniques, these electronic circuits can be manufactured at high efficiency and very high volumes when compared to traditional electronics. This enables electronic functionality in a whole new family of products such as medical and consumer disposables, cards, labels, RFID tags, toys and games. In-line production The in-line production equipment makes clean rooms obsolete and leads to high yields with low tact time and minimal operator requirements. This leads to significantly lower production costs (OPEX) as well as reduced upfront investments (CAPEX). Thin Film Electronics Thin Film Electronics is the pioneer in the use of functional polymer materials for non-volatile memory applications. Dense functional memories have been demonstrated using both traditional processing for silicon-based chips and more recently printing. Thinfilm delivers printed memory today and, with partners like OTB Engineering, will deliver integrated printed electronics tomorrow. OTB Engineering OTB Engineering, a division of the OTB Group, designs and manufactures in-line production equipment for various applications and markets. The OTB Engineering product portfolio comprises mass manufacturing lines, as well as processes, and a wide variety of supporting services, making it a turn-key solution provider. OTB Engineering offers manufacturing solutions globally through sales and service organizations in Europe, USA and Asia. OTB Group The OTB Group is a leading company in the design, engineering, development and manufacturing of tailor made inline production equipment. OTB has globally patented technologies in the field of ultra fast deposition of thin film, inkjet printing, inline automation and injection moulding. By integrating and applying these breakthrough proprietary and patented technologies into tailor-made solutions and inline concepts, OTB offers substantially reduced Total Cost of Ownership which enables our customers to attain leadership in their fields. For more information contact: OTB Engineering Marcel Grooten CEO, OTB Engineering BV +31 40 25 81 563 Marcel.grooten@otb.nl www.otb.nl Thin Film Electronics ASA Johan Carlsson CEO, Thinfilm +46 13 460 24 01 Johan.carlsson@thinfilm.se www.thinfilm.se


 

ISS Global A/S - Euro Medium Term Notes due 2010 and 2014 NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ANY PERSON RESIDENT AND/OR LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES, SWEDEN OR THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY OR ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL (SEE "INVITATION TO TENDER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS" IN THE ENCLOSED ANNOUNCEMENT). Copenhagen, 18 May 2007 - On 8 May 2007, FS Funding A/S ("FS Funding") announced that it was considering to launch a tender offer for up to 70% of the outstanding EUR 500 million 4.5% EMTNs due 2014 issued by its 100% owned subsidiary, ISS Global A/S ("ISS Global"). Today, ISS Global announced an invitation to the holders of its ¤500,000,000 4.50% Notes due 2014 (the "Notes") to tender Notes for repurchase of up to ¤350,000,000 in principal amount outstanding of the Notes by ISS Global for cash. A copy of the announcement is enclosed with this release. Further Information: Christian Jakobsen Head of Group Treasury Tel: +45 38170000


 

Basel, Switzerland, May 18, 2007 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SWX:BSLN) announced today the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ceftobiprole by its co-development partner Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. This submission is for the use of ceftobiprole in the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) including diabetic foot infections. Submissions to other health authorities around the world will follow. Ceftobiprole is a novel anti-MRSA broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic. This submission of ceftobiprole for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections includes the data from two pivotal phase III trials (STRAUSS 1 and STRAUSS 2). These trials comprise data from over 1600 patients including those with diabetic foot infections caused by Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogens and with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. In both of these large, multinational, double-blind, randomized phase III clinical studies, ceftobiprole was effective, demonstrated by achievement of the non-inferiority endpoint to single drug or two-drug combination comparators, respectively. Ceftobiprole was well tolerated with a safety profile consistent with the cephalosporin class of antibiotics. Dr. Anthony Man, CEO of Basilea commented, "We and our partners at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. are delighted to have been able to prepare and submit this first NDA package in a timely fashion. We believe the compelling clinical results in this package confirm the profile of ceftobiprole as an innovative anti-MRSA drug providing coverage of a broad range of common Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens associated with complicated skin and skin structure infections." The NDA filing triggers a milestone payment of approximately CHF 24 million from Cilag GmbH International, the Johnson & Johnson company with which ceftobiprole is being developed through an exclusive worldwide collaboration. Ceftobiprole is currently in clinical phase III testing in hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with anticipated completion in the second half of the year. About Ceftobiprole Ceftobiprole (BAL5788), Basilea's lead antibacterial product, is the first of a new class of broad-spectrum anti-MSRA cephalosporin antibiotics. It is specially designed to bind the penicillin-resistant targets in many Gram-positive cocci, resulting in potent bactericidal activity towards methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP). Ceftobiprole has demonstrated a broad-spectrum profile targeting other Gram-positive as well as Gram-negative pathogens. In addition it has shown a low potential to select resistance in vitro. The FDA granted ceftobiprole fast track designation for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus species and for a second indication in the treatment of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia, including ventilator-associated pneumonia due to suspected or proven methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Ceftobiprole is being developed through an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. and Cilag GmbH International, a Johnson & Johnson company. Ortho-McNeil, Inc., another Johnson & Johnson company, will market ceftobiprole in the U.S. and its affiliate Janssen-Cilag companies will market the product in Europe and Asia. Basilea has exercised its co-promotion rights for ceftobiprole in North America and major European countries, and maintains an option to co-promote the drug in Japan and China. About Basilea Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is an independent biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SWX:BSLN). Basilea's fully integrated research and development operations are currently focused on new antibacterial and antifungal agents to fight drug resistance and on the development of dermatology drugs. Basilea's products are targeted to satisfy high medical and patient needs in the hospital and specialty care setting. The company owns a diversified portfolio including three investigational phase III drugs of which two have shown positive pivotal phase III results. The company is integrating commercialization into its organization, in a first step through co-promoting ceftobiprole with its partner Cilag GmbH International. Disclaimer This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For further information, please contact: +----------------------------------------------------------+ | General Information | Investor Relations | |-------------------------+--------------------------------| | information@basilea.com | Dr. Barbara Zink | | | investor_relations@basilea.com | +----------------------------------------------------------+ This press release can be downloaded from www.basilea.com The press release can also be downloaded from the following link:


 

Glitnir issued on Wednesday a ¤500 million Senior Floating Rate Note due in May 2011. This is the first benchmark FRN issue from Glitnir denominated in Euros since January 2005. The FRN was issued at a discount margin of Euribor +24 basis points and was managed by HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland with Bayern LB, DZ Bank, Natixis and Nomura acting as co-lead managers. "We are very satisfied with the transaction. This is Glitnir's first Euro benchmark FRN for over two years and we are pleased with both level of investor demand and the price. This transaction represents the tightest print either in margin or spread over CDS for Glitnir since early last year", said William Symington, Executive Director of Long-Term Market Funding. "We believe this was a good opportunity to reintroduce our name to the Euro denominated investors although we don't foresee a repeat issuance in the Euro FRN market this year". For further information please contact: William Symington, Executive Director of Long-Term Market Funding , Glitnir London, tel. +44 (0) - 20 7710 9112, e-mail william.symington@glitnir.co.uk <mailto:william.symington@glitnir.co.uk Jóhann Wathne, Senior Funding Manager, Long-Term Market Funding, e-mail: johann.wathne@glitnir.is <mailto:johann.wathne@glitnir.is


 

H. Lundbeck A/S hereby reports transactions made by executives and persons and legal entities closely associated to them with shares in H. Lundbeck A/S and linked securities, cf. section 28a of the Danish Securities Trading Act. The list is based on reports received by H. Lundbeck A/S from the company's executives today or yesterday. +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name: | Per Wold-olsen | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | Job position of the executive: | Member of Supervisory Board | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | Relation to executive (associated | | | person or legal entity): | | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | ID code (ISIN code): | DK 0010287234 | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | Description of the security: | Share | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | Nature of the transaction: | Purchase of share | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | Date of trading: | 16 May 2007 | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | Market on which the trading was | Copenhagen Stock Exchange | | effected: | | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------------------| | Number of traded securities: | 10.000 | pcs. | | | | | |-------------------------------------+-----------------+-----------| | Market price of securities traded: | 1.310.000 | DKK | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Persons/entities under an obligation to report Persons or entities under an obligation to report are defined as members of the Executive Management and the Supervisory Board of H. Lundbeck A/S and persons/entities closely associated to them. Closely associated persons/entities means inter alia: * spouse or cohabitant * children below the age of 18 * legal entities in which the insider has a controlling influence The content of this release will have no influence on the Lundbeck Group's financial result for 2007. Lundbeck contacts Investors: Media: Jacob Tolstrup Caroline Broge Investor Relations Manager, Media Relations Manager North America +45 36 43 26 38 +1 201 350 0187 ________________________ Stock Exchange Release No 270 - 18 May 2007 About Lundbeck H. Lundbeck A/S is an international pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development, production, marketing and sale of drugs for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders. In 2006, the company's revenue was DKK 9.2 billion (approximately EUR 1.2 billion or USD 1.6 billion). The number of employees is approximately 5,300 globally. For further information, please visit www.lundbeck.com


 

FIM GROUP CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE MAY 18, 2007 PRELIMINARY RESULT OF THE PUBLIC TENDER OFFER FOR ALL THE SHARES AND OPTION RIGHTS OF FIM GROUP CORPORATION FIM Group Corporation has received today the following release: GLITNIR BANKI HF STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE MAY 18, 2007 PRELIMINARY RESULT OF THE PUBLIC TENDER OFFER FOR ALL THE SHARES AND OPTION RIGHTS OF FIM GROUP CORPORATION Not for release, publication or distribution in the United States, Canada, Japan or Australia. The public tender offer by Glitnir Banki hf (Glitnir) for all issued and outstanding shares and option rights in FIM Group corporation (FIM), commenced on April 25, has expired on May 16, 2007 pursuant to the terms and conditions of the offer. According to the preliminary result of the tender offer, shareholders holding 12,825,638 shares in FIM and representing approximately 30.05 per cent of the shares and votes have tendered their shares in the public tender offer. Glitnir's total holding in FIM would rise approximately to 98.16 per cent of the shares and votes in FIM when taking into account those shares of FIM acquired earlier by Glitnir. In addition, Glitnir has received acceptances on all of the option rights subject to the tender offer. The final result of the tender offer will be confirmed and announced approximately on May 21, 2007. The tender offer will be executed and the consideration will be paid to all FIM shareholders accepted the tender offer pursuant to the terms and conditions of the offer. The trades will be executed by estimation on May 22, 2007 at the latest and the trades executed will be settled by estimation on May 25, 2007 at the latest. The payment of the offer price of the shares to those who have chosen the cash consideration will be deposited into the bank account connected to the book-entry account of the shareholder having accepted the tender offer or, in the case of shareholders whose holdings are registered in the name of a nominee, into the bank account specified in the acceptance form on the settlement date. As regards the option rights, the same settlement date will be applied and the offer price of the option rights will be deposited on the settlement date into the bank account specified in the acceptance form by the tendering holder of the option rights. If the bank account of a tendering shareholder is with a different banking institution than the book-entry account of such holder, the receipt of the offer price may be delayed by up to approximately two Finnish banking days in accordance with the schedule for payment transactions between Finnish financial institutions. The payment of the offer price of the shares to those who have chosen the combined consideration will be in two separate portions. The cash consideration portion will be paid as above described. The consideration shares will be registered in the foreign shares deposit account of the FIM shareholder who accepted the consideration shares on or about sixth banking day following the settlement date. The possible portion of the calculated value of combined consideration corresponding to the fraction exceeding the closest whole number of consideration shares will be paid to the shareholders in cash in connection with the allocation of the consideration shares. Title to the shares and option rights will pass to Glitnir against payment of the offer price. Glitnir banki hf. Board of Directors Further information: Bjorn Richard Johansen, Managing Directo