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Peter Dart to be Worldwide Chairman of Enterprise IG
LONDON, United Kingdom, May 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Enterprise IG, the world's largest brand and identity consultancy and member of WPP group plc, today announced (May 28, 2002) that Peter Dart has been appointed Worldwide Chairman with effect from July 1, 2002.Peter Dart formed Added Value in 1988 with Mark Sherrington, and then BrownKSDP in 1992 with Dave Brown and built them into one of the world's leading marketing groups. He is a recognised leader in the field of consumer brand consulting. Peter worked for Unilever in various countries between 1975 and 1988. He was a Marketing Director in both Asia and Europe.
Sign On is Provided with SEK 26 Million
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sign On is provided with SEK 26 million as a result of the new share issue that was completed on Monday, 27 May, representing a subscription ratio of 70 percent.
TietoEnator Makes it Possible for More People to Utilize Public Service on the Internet
ESPOO, Finland, May 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator has signed a cooperation agreement with Funka Nu AB, a Swedish company that is specialized in technology and know-how that makes the Internet available to people with disabilities. The aim of the cooperation is that more people shall be given the opportunity of utilizing digital society services as well as sharing information on web sites within Swedish public administration.
Extraordinary General Meeting of Skandia Insurance Company Ltd. on 29 May 2002
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- At Skandia's Extraordinary General Meeting on 29 May 2002 it was decided to approve the Board's proposal for a stock option programme for the Skandia group for the year 2003, and in connection with this, the Board's proposal to carry out a directed issue of a promissory note with a nominal value of SEK 3,000,000, with 13,333,300 detachable warrants to subscribe for new shares in Skandia Insurance Company Ltd. If the warrants are exercised, the company's share capital will increase by a maximum of SEK 13,333,300.
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc: Release of St. Paul Lock-Up and Share Placing
LONDON, May 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Old Mutual plc ("Old Mutual") has granted conditional early release of the lock-up arrangements entered into with St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, a subsidiary of The St. Paul Companies, Inc. ("St. Paul") (NYSE:SPC), to allow a placing (the "Placing") of the 190,356,631 ordinary shares in Old Mutual held by St. Paul. Old Mutual has also granted to Merrill Lynch International ("Merrill Lynch"), on behalf of the managers of the Placing, an over-allotment option of up to 38,071,326 new ordinary shares.
Notice to Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Sectra AB
LINKOPING, Sweden, May 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Annual General Meeting of shareholders in Sectra AB will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday June 27, 2002 at Collegium, Teknikringen 7, Linkoping, Sweden. Enclosed you find a copy of the notice which today has been published in the Swedish newspapers Svenska Dagbladet and PoIT.