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SAS Group's Growth, Revenues and Expenses According to Plan; Cabin Factor Developing Better than Expectations
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The SAS Group's air traffic during the first half of 2002 was characterized by strong growth attributable to the acquisitions of Braathens and Spanair, as well as the recovery by Scandinavian Airlines. The number of transported passengers rose by 30.2% during the first half of 2002, compared with the same period in 2001. This growth has not been stated fully in the published traffic figures, since the latter are compared with the respective companies' traffic in 2001. According to its plans, since making the acquisitions the SAS Group has carried out major restructuring measures and closed unprofitable routes, which is reflected in the traffic figures. As a result of the restructuring carried out to date, Braathens and Spanair are showing a strong improvement in earnings.
Ahold Appoints New Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold (NYSE:AHO), the international food retail and foodservice operator, announces the appointment of Sharon Christians as Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, effective October 1, 2002. In this position, Mrs. Christians will be responsible for Public Relations, Public Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility and Food Safety. She will report to Cees van der Hoeven, President & CEO Ahold.
Lindows.com Clicky Awards to Give Away More than $50,000 to Linux Program Creators
SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- In an effort to honor and recognize the creators of hundreds of high-quality, Linux-based applications, Lindows.com announces the Clicky Awards (www.lindows.com/nominations). The Clicky Awards will recognize a total of 18 different programs giving away more than $50,000 of award money to developers or groups of developers that have done the most to further the availability of high-quality consumer software on the Linux Desktop. Users of Linux applications are encouraged to support their favorite Linux program by visiting www.lindows.com/nomination.
SMS.ac Unveils Additions to Record-Setting Wireless Site
SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- After recently shattering the world record for largest and fastest product launch in history (www.sms.ac/history), SMS.ac, Inc. today officially unveiled new enhancements to its wireless Website that are designed to escalate SMS use among its more than 6 million registered members, while also generating revenue for the Company. Michael Pousti, chairman and chief executive officer of SMS.ac (www.sms.ac), says the site additions are simply a matter of meeting consumer demand.
Gunnebo Acquires Danish RIVA Systems
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gunnebo, the global security company, today acquired, through its subsidiary Rosengrens-Seifert A/S, RIVA Systems Denmark A/S, which has an annual turnover of some MDKK 22 (MEUR 2.8).
Securitas: Acquisitions in Hungary and Poland
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Securitas has acquired Koetter Security Hungaria KFT with 455 employees and annual sales of MHUF 920 (MSEK 35) in security services (50%) and cash handling services (50%). The purchase price amounts to MHUF 340 (MSEK 13) which gives a goodwill of MHUF 276 (MSEK 10) to be amortized over 5 years.
Carnegie: Invitation to Teleconference; Carnegie's Second Quarter Results, 2002
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Carnegie plans to announce its second quarter financial results for 2002 on Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in a press release issued at 3:00 p.m. (CET), (GMT 1). The press release will be available at www.carnegie.se/ir.CEO Lars Bertmar and CFO Mats Olof Ljungkvist will comment on the second quarter results during a teleconference starting at 4:00 p.m. (CET). In order to participate, please call 44 (0)20 8 240 8245. The conference call will also be accessible as an audio web cast (including slide presentation) at http://184.108.40.206/static/carnegie/17072002. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available at www.carnegie.se/ir approximately one hour after the event.
Tele2 Results for Month of June to be Published on Tuesday, July 16
NEW YORK and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB, ("Tele2", "the Group") (Nasdaq:TLTOA) (Nasdaq:TLTOB) and (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2A) (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that it will publish its results for the month of June on Tuesday, July 16, 2002.