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The Coca-Cola Company and Groupe DANONE Announce North American Master Distribution Agreement for Evian Bottled Water
ATLANTA and PARIS, April 25, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Coca-Cola Company and Groupe DANONE (NYSE:DA), the owner of the Evian brand and the world leader in the bottled water category, today announced a master agreement under which Coca-Cola will manage marketing execution, sales and distribution for the Evian brand in North America (U.S. and Canada). Evian distribution will continue through the Coca-Cola System, including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Swire Pacific Holdings, The Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, as well as other existing distributors of Evian. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Report from the Autoliv Shareholders' Meeting
CHICAGO, April 25, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) (SSE:ALIV), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has held its annual meeting in Chicago. Shareholders' proxies were received in sufficient quantity to approve the proposals that came before the shareholders' meeting.
Akzo Nobel: Upgrading the Company
ARNHEM, The Netherlands, April 25, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- At today's Spring Analysts Meeting, Akzo Nobel CEO Cees van Lede emphasized that the Company is focusing more strongly on all activities and ensuring that all aspects of the business deliver a positive contribution to overall performance. EVA, completely rolled out in 2001, is the performance measure and bonuses are linked to added value, thus aligning the interests of both shareholders and management.
HiQ: Interim Report for January - March 2002 (with link)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 25, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- HiQ is an IT and management consultancy that focuses on high-tech solutions in the fields of communication and simulation technology. The company is a leader in these fields and the Nordic region is its domestic market. HiQ employs around 480 people at offices in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. HiQ is listed on Stockholmsborsen. For more information, please visit www.hiq.se
HiQ: Profitability in a Tough Market
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 25, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The IT and management consultancy, HiQ, had net sales for the period January - March of SEK 102.6 (146.5) million. The company's profit before goodwill was SEK 5.7 (28.3) million, and the margin before goodwill was 5.6 per cent.