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Extraordinary General Meeting in Pyrosequencing Regarding the Acquisition of Personal Chemistry
UPPSALA, Sweden, August 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- As announced on August 7, 2003, Pyrosequencing AB ("Pyrosequencing") (Stockholm:PYRO A) (Other OTC:PYRSF)and the principal shareholders in Personal Chemistry in Uppsala AB ("Personal Chemistry") have reached an agreement that Pyrosequencing will acquire the principal shareholders' shares in Personal Chemistry, representing 94.1 percent of the share capital and votes in the company. As a consequence of this, Pyrosequencing's Board has today decided to call for an extraordinary general meeting on September 25, 2003. The summons will be published around August 27, 2003.
Half Year Report of Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland
BAAR, Switzerland, Aug. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Despite the adverse business climate, Sika (Other OTC:SKFOF) succeeded in increasing its sales. In Swiss Francs, net sales in the first half of 2003, totaling CHF 1,069.8 m (previous year: CHF 1,034.9 m), were 3.4% higher than in the corresponding period last year. Expressed in local currencies, sales were 10.2% higher. Both operating divisions of the specialty chemicals company contributed to the gain: Construction 8.4%, Industry 14.8%. The improvements reflect renewed gains in Sika's market position.
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Globix Corporation Reports Third Fiscal Quarter 2003 Results
NEW YORK, August 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Globix Corporation (OTCBB:GBXX) today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2003, which ended June 30, 2003, citing continued progress in its post-restructuring period. The company also announced that it had repurchased an additional $2.7 million of its outstanding 11% Senior Notes during the quarter.
Frontline Ltd. -- Capital adjustments
HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Employees of Frontline (NYSE:FRO) have exercised options to acquire a total of 3,999 shares in Frontline. All shares have been acquired at a strike price of USD 9.70 per share. Total proceeds were USD 38,790.30.