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Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone Sweden and Actaris Forge Partnership for Automatic Electricity Meter-Reading
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone Sweden has concluded a partnership deal with Actaris, one of the world's leading manufacturers of electricity meters and systems. The two companies have joined forces to provide power companies with a package solution including a new type of electricity meter (with inbuilt SIM-card) which can be read automatically via Vodafone Sweden's mobile network. The move was motivated by new legislation that will require Swedish power companies to read all their electricity meters at least once a month by 2009.
Converium Holding AG
Converium Holding AG: Appointment of Terry G. Clarke as Chief Executive Officer
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of Converium announces the appointment of Terry G. Clarke as Chief Executive Officer of the Group. His appointment is made with immediate effect. In making the announcement the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Peter C. Colombo, says that, " the Board believes that a management change is necessary to bring about a long-term cultural transformation and restore stakeholder confidence in the Company."
Actelion Announces Full Year 2004 Financial Results
ALLSCHWIL/BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Actelion Ltd (SWX:ATLN) today announced its financial results for the full year 2004. With total net revenue of CHF 471.9 million (FY 2003: 307.5 m) and operating expenses of CHF 386.3 million (FY 2003: 309.2 m), the company reported operating income of CHF 85.6 million (FY 2003 loss: 1.7 m).
Nobel Biocare Launches NobelRondo Zirconia Dental Ceramic Porcelain
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Feb. 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, is today launching NobelRondo(TM) Zirconia, a high esthetic and exceptionally strong dental ceramic porcelain that maximizes the benefits of using zirconia substructures such as crowns, abutments and bridges.