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Stockholmsborsen: Review of Most Traded and ATTRACT40
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stockholmsborsen's segments for the most traded shares will be updated from July 1st, 2003. The Most Traded-segment (Mest omsatta) on the A- list remain unchanged while Attract40(TM) will get 8 new companies and 8 companies will leave the segment.
Tele2 Ranked No. 6 in World For Shareholder Returns in Business Week Annual IT Survey
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB, ("Tele2"), (NasdaqTLTOA) (Nasdaq:TLTOB), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that Tele2 AB has been ranked the 48th best performing company in the world's top 100 telecom/IT companies by the well respected American business magazine, Business Week, in its annual ranking of publicly traded telecom/IT companies. The criteria considered are revenue growth, return on equity, shareholder returns and profits. In terms of shareholder returns for the past twelve months Tele2 was rated No.6 in the world.
Saab and Airbus sign USD 1 billion Agreement
LINKOPING, Sweden, June 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Saab AB and Airbus have today signed a full business agreement for the Mid and Outer Fixed Leading Edge on the A380 wing. The agreement covers development and production of the fixed leading edge, and Saab is a risk sharing partner in the A380 program. The contract is worth USD 1 billion over the next twenty years.
Teleca and Dornier Consulting Supply Bluetooth(R) Solution to Luxury Car Maybach
MALMO, Sweden, June 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Teleca and Dornier Consulting have jointly developed a so- called business package for Maybach, DaimlerChrysler's most exclusive car marque. The solution enables passengers to use the cars as mobile offices by means of a Bluetooth network that connects portable computers, printers, mobile phones and other devices.
Autoliv Elects New Board Members
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Mr. Wilhelm Kull, director of Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) (SSE:ALIV), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has decided to retire from the board of directors as of June 17. The Board extends its appreciation for Mr. Kull's extraordinary services for Autoliv as the Company's CFO and CIO for 26 years and as a Board Member for the six most recent years.
Actelion Ltd. and Axovan AG Enter Research Collaboration
ALLSCHWIL/BASEL, Switzerland, June 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Actelion Ltd. (SWX:ATLN) and privately held Axovan AG announced today that they have entered into a research collaboration. The two companies will join forces to optimize and develop novel molecules identified by Axovan to act on certain endothelial drug targets belonging to the family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Purchase of Own Shares
DUBLIN, Ireland, June 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) announces that on 16 June 2003, it purchased 900,000 of its ordinary shares, at an average price of 13.02 Euro, to be held as treasury shares.