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Securitas Acquires CGS Customer Ground Services SA in Switzerland
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Protectas SA, the Swiss operations of the Securitas Group, has acquired 85 per cent of CGS Customer Ground Services SA in Zurich with annual sales of MCHF 10 (MSEK 62) and 100 employees. The company is active in security services, mainly document verification in the airports in Zurich, Geneva and Basel. The company has a good growth and good profitability.
Metso Minerals' Operational Integration Concluded as Planned
HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metso (NYSE:MX) (Other OTC:MXTOF) reports that the timing of the integration of the Svedala businesses into Metso Minerals has proceeded as planned since their acquisition in September 2001, while results have been better than anticipated. At the beginning of the integration process it was estimated that the annual synergy benefits would amount to EUR 70 million, to be realized in full during 2003. During the integration process, the target has been revised upwards to in excess of EUR 90 million, of which half is expected to be realized already in 2002.
City of Jamsa Implements TietoEnator's Social Welfare Information System
ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator will deliver the Effica system for customer service and management support to the social bureau of the city of Jamsa. The solution will be delivered in stages and comprise of children day care, individual and family care, maintenance allowance, child welfare and the elderly and home care.
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc: Interim Dividend for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2002 Currency Conversion
LONDON, Oct. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- In the interim results announcement of Old Mutual plc for the six months ended 30 June 2002 published on 12 August 2002, the directors declared an interim dividend of 1.7p per share or its equivalent in other currencies of payment. The Company's shares are listed on the London, Zimbabwe, Namibian and Malawi stock exchanges and the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa ("JSE").The local currency equivalents of the proposed dividend have now been established, using the exchange rates prevailing on 3 October 2002, as follows:
Sigma SystemPartner Initiates Cooperation with Proserva
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sigma SystemPartner has entered into an agreement for the sale to Proserva of Sigma SystemPartner's operations in the area of PC-related consulting services in Sweden's Smaland and Blekinge counties. The partnership will give the two companies a strong joint position in the region.
Hexagon Metrology Acquires MIRAI
NACKA STRAND, Sweden, Oct. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hexagon Metrology, a business area within the Hexagon Group (Stockholm:HEXAb), has signed an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in the Italian software provider MIRAI S.R.L. The Acquisition is expected to have a positive effect on Hexagons earnings as of the day of consolidation The Take over will be concluded on October 31, 2002.