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Ramboll Natura awarded MSEK 59 contract in Vietnam
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ramboll Natura has been contracted by Sida to support the recently established Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to develop and integrate the environment and land administration sectors in Vietnam. The contract sum is MSEK 59.
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STOXX Ltd. Launches Indexes for New EU Member Countries
ZURICH, Oct. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- STOXX Ltd., the leading European index provider, today launched two indexes that measure the performance of the 10 new member states that joined the European Union in May 2004. They are: the Dow Jones STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market Index (TMI), a broad benchmark index, and the Dow Jones STOXX EU Enlarged 15, a blue-chip index. Both indexes cover companies headquartered in the 10 new EU member states.
The Public Offer For Conversion Rights In Ericsson; Acceptance Period Now Closed -- 36 363 982 Rights Have Been Acquired
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- By way of a press release on 21 July 2004, the undersigned shareholders in Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson ("Ericsson") made a public offer (the "Offer") to the future holders of so-called conversion rights in Ericsson to sell such rights to us for SEK 1.10 in cash per conversion right. The acceptance period for the Offer was 20 September -- 20 October 2004. Since the acceptance period is now closed, it is hereby announced that we have acquired 36 363 982 conversion rights under the Offer, which entitle us to convert 36 363 982 B-shares in Ericsson to a corresponding number of A-shares in the company. This number of A-shares corresponds to 1,3 % of the total number of votes in Ericsson, assuming that all issued conversion rights will be exercised. The 36 363 982 conversion rights that we have acquired under the Offer, as described above, will be distributed among us as indicated below:
AB Volvo and Renault sign settlement agreement
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Oct. 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- AB Volvo and Renault have signed a settlement agreement regarding the disagreement the companies have had since 2001 pertaining to Volvo's acquisition of Renault VI/Mack. According to this settlement, Renault will transfer EUR 108 M to AB Volvo.