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Securitas Acquires Lincoln Security in the U.S.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Securitas (Other OTC:SCTBF) has acquired Lincoln Security in California with 2,900 employees and annual sales of M US $27 (MSEK 229) in 2002. The company provides guard services in California, Nevada and Oregon.
New Biacore 3000 GxP Package Launched
UPPSALA, Sweden, April 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Biacore International AB (Biacore) (SSE:BCOR) (Nasdaq:BCOR) today announced the launch of its Biacore(R)3000 GxP Package, which will strengthen the system's use in pre-clinical and clinical applications. The new product was developed to facilitate compliance with worldwide regulatory expectations and will complement Biacore(R)C, launched in 2001 for rapid concentration analysis in drug development, manufacturing quality control and in-process control applications.
Autoliv Completes Acquisition of Inflator Company
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV), the worldwide leader in automotive safety, has acquired the remaining 17% of the shares in Livbag, Europe's leading producer of inflators and initiators for airbag systems. Livbag had sales last year of more than Euro 350 million, mainly to Autoliv, and the company employs 2,100 people.
Tele2 Launches its First GSM Network in Russia
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB ("Tele2", "the Group") (Nasdaq:TLTOA) (Nasdaq:TLTOB) (Stockholm:TEL2A) (STockholm:TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today launched its first Russian GSM-network in Irkutsk under the Tele2 brand. This launch initiates the rollout of Tele2's GSM-networks in Russia, and the objective is to convert a further four networks by the end of 2003.
Framfab Expands in Munich
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- By the expansion in Munich Framfab will strengthen its position in online branding and for example towards the automotive industry in one of the leading European IT cities and in one of the strongest economic regions in Europe.
Large Capital Gain for Tornet After Transaction with JM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 01, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fastighets AB Tornet and JM are carrying out a property transaction in Stockholm where Tornet is selling housing properties and purchasing office properties. The sale will give rise to a large capital gain for Tornet.
Faruqi & Faruqi LLP
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Fifth Third Bancorp -- FITB
NEW YORK, March 31, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Notice is hereby given that a class action lawsuit was commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of all purchasers of Fifth Third Bancorp ("Fifth Third" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:FITB) securities between September 21, 2001 and January 31, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period"). A copy of the complaint filed in this action can be viewed on the firm's website at www.faruqilaw.com