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Haldex and Hendrickson Announce Formal Cooperation
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The business area Commercial Vehicle Systems of the Haldex group and Hendrickson in the Boler group, have announced the formation of a formal cooperation to make Haldex brakes and controls technology standard on Hendrickson's integrated suspension and axle systems.
Nobel Biocare Opens North American Ceramics Center in Mahwah, NJ
MAHWAH, N.J., April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art North American Ceramics Center in Mahwah, New Jersey. The site also features a Procera(R) manufacturing facility and a dental training institute. This expansion follows the recently opened European Ceramics Center in Stockholm, and is prompted by increased demand for esthetic dental solutions, which are driving the need for greater access to training and technology.
New Wave Group
New Wave Group Notice of Annual General Meeting
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Shareholders of NEW WAVE GROUP AB (publ) are hereby summoned to the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, 12 May 2005, at 1.00 p.m. (Swedish time). Location: ForeningsSparbanken Sjuharad, Horsalen, Asbogatan 8, Boras, Sweden.
Alfa Laval Delivers Environmentally Friendly Solutions to Fincantieri
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alfa Laval -- a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling -- has recived a major order from the Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri. The order includes the complete fuel oil treatment system for five cruise ships and two ro-ro vessels. The total order value is approximately SEK 75 million, of which SEK 30 million was booked late 2004.
Electrolux Annual Report now on the Group's Web Site
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Electrolux (Pink Sheets:ELUXY) Annual Report for 2004 is available on the Group's web site as of today, at www.electrolux.com/annualreport2004. The printed version is now being distributed and can also be ordered from Electrolux Investor Relations at +46 8 738 60 03.
Elekta and IMPAC Announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period
STOCKHOLM, Sweden and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Elekta AB (publ) (SSE:EKTAb) and IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMPC) today announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 relating to the previously announced agreement for Elekta to acquire IMPAC by merger. The expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period satisfies one of the conditions for Elekta's acquisition of IMPAC. Consummation of the merger remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including approval of the merger by IMPAC stockholders holding a majority of its outstanding shares at the stockholders' meeting scheduled for April 4, 2005. If IMPAC's stockholders approve the merger, the acquisition is expected to close promptly thereafter.
Volvo Trucks North America and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement
GOTEBORG, Sweden, April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on terms of new three-year agreements that would cover approximately 2,800 UAW members at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, VA, USA.
Nobel Biocare Board Approves Share Buy-Back Program of Up to 1,100,000 Shares
ZURICH, Switzerland, April 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nobel Biocare (Other OTC:NBCHF), the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buy-back program to fund a new share option program for employees and officers of the group for up to 1,100,000 shares. The share buy-back program is subject to the Annual General Meeting's approval to convert general reserves into free reserves. The Annual General Meeting will be held on 28 April 2005. The share buy-back program was approved by the Swiss Takeover Board.
Horizon Offshore Inc.
Horizon Offshore Reports 2004 Results and Closing of Debt Refinancing
HOUSTON, March 31, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Horizon Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOFF) today reported a net loss for 2004 of $(54.5) million, or $(2.00) per share-diluted. This compares with a net loss of $(72.5) million, or $(2.74) per share-diluted, for 2003. For the three months ended December 31, 2004, Horizon reported a net loss of $(13.5) million, or $(0.48) per share-diluted compared with net loss of $(65.2) million, or $(2.46) per share-diluted for the fourth quarter of 2003.