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Environmental Technologies International, Inc.
Prototypes of Gadget Finder and Kinder Finder Security Devices Received Ahead of Schedule
TUCSON, Ariz., September 24, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Environmental Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:EMTI) announced today that it has received prototypes of its first two Finder security devices, the Gadget Finder and Kinder Finder, ahead of schedule. One minor modification is being carried out on the Kinder Finder prior to the commencement of independent testing for both devices. Field testing under a variety of conditions and circumstances will follow thorough laboratory testing in order to clearly establish the effectiveness and dependability of these promising security devices.
Unlimited EDGAR Filings Through MacReport.Net Program
MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The MacReport.Net, Inc. (OTCBB:MRPT), an information and media company, announced that it will begin including an unlimited number of SEC EDGAR filings in its hassle-free, month-to-month, client-care program. To date, this offer includes unlimited press releases combined with e-mail direct marketing distribution and a feature-rich audio communications platform complete with transcription services, as well as web hosting, networking and consulting solutions. All aspects of the program are detailed fully in regular monthly client action reports.
Autoliv Receives Chrysler Award
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 24, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) (Pink Sheets:AUTVF) (LSE:ALllq) -- the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems -- has received the Chrysler Group's Component Award in North America for overall performance excellence in 2002. Autoliv is the only restraint supplier to receive this prestigious award.
Ahold completes sale of operation in Paraguay
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 24, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold (NYSE:AHO) (Other OTC:AHODF) today announced it has successfully completed the sale of its 100% interest in Supermercados Stock S.A. to A.J. Vierci.
Comment by Skandia's board of directors on the independent examination of Skandia Liv
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 24, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of Skandia (Other OTC:SKNFF) (LSE:SDIAq) has reviewed the report submitted by the independent investigative panel commissioned by Skandia Liv's board. Skandia has noted the investigative panel's conclusion that it "did not find any evidence that the Parent Company improperly profited at the expense of Skandia Liv."
Celltech Group plc
Celltech Group PLC Announces Merck Extends Development Period For PDE4 Collaboration With Celltech
SLOUGH, UK, Sept. 24, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Celltech Group plc (LSE:CCH) (NYSE:CLL) announces that Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) (Pink Sheets:MCKIF) has exercised its option to extend the Development Period regarding its phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitors collaboration with Celltech. The exercise of this option enables Merck to maintain exclusive access to Celltech's PDE4 intellectual property estate, which was licensed by Celltech to Merck as part of their collaboration in 1994. Pursuant to this, Merck will shortly make an undisclosed milestone payment to Celltech.
Skandia -- Embedded value review
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 24, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- After the Annual General Meeting in April this year, the Board of Skandia Insurance Company Ltd. (Other OTC:SKNFF)(LSE:SDIAq) commissioned an independent investigation to review Skandia's reporting and disclosure of embedded value. The outcome of this investigation still has to be finalized.