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TeliaSonera's Annual General Meeting
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Please find attached an English translation of the announcement regarding the Annual General Meeting of TeliaSonera AB (publ) (LSE:TLSNq) (Nasdaq:TLSN), Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 5 p.m. Swedish time at Annexet, Globe Arenas, Stockholm. The shareholders may also participate in the Annual General Meeting through telecommunication at 6 p.m. Finnish time at Helsinki Fair Centre, Helsinki.
Sapa in Final Negotiations to Acquire Remi Claeys Aluminium
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 02, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sapa AB (Other OTC:SPKKF) has entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire all the shares held by the main owner Aluclaeys Finance NV corresponding to a shareholding of 54.9 per cent in the Belgian group Remi Claeys Aluminium. Remi Claeys Aluminium is listed on Euronext.
Global ePoint, Inc.
Global ePoint Announces Definitive Agreement To Merge with Homeland Security Company
SAN MARCOS, Calif., April 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Global ePoint, Inc. ("Global") (Nasdaq:GEPT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire 100 percent of the issued and outstanding stock of McDigit, Inc. ("McDigit"). McDigit, through its subsidiary Best Logic and its acquisition of the long-range video, audio, and data transmission system technology and related brands from Sequent Technologies, Inc., is positioning itself to become a leading provider of Homeland Security technology.
`InsideDomino' to Feature Interliant's Cheryl Yetz as Columnist; Yetz will contribute regular column on ``the lighter side of Domino''
PURCHASE, N.Y., April 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Interliant, Inc. (OTCBB:INIT), a leading provider of managed infrastructure solutions, today announced that Cheryl Yetz, director of product development for messaging and collaboration solutions, will be featured as a regular columnist in "InsideDomino," a new Web publication on IBM Lotus Domino technology and business.
United Online, Inc.
NetZero Introduces Mac Version of Its Value-Priced Platinum Internet Access
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of value-priced Internet access through its NetZero, Juno and BlueLight Internet consumer brands, today announced the availability of a Mac version of its NetZero Platinum value-priced Internet access service. The release of NetZero for Mac OS X follows on the heels of the company's earlier announcement of a Mac product for its Juno brand of Internet access. NetZero developed a Mac version of its software based on strong demand and feedback from the Mac user community.
Blyth, Inc. Announces Closing of Miles Kimball Company Acquisition; Addition of Catalog and Internet Distribution Channels Position Company for Continued Growth in Global Home Expressions Market
GREENWICH, Conn., April 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), a leader in home fragrance and decorative accessories, today announced that it completed the previously announced acquisition of Miles Kimball Company, a direct marketer of home decor and household convenience items, premium photo albums, frames and holiday cards. Blyth acquired its 100% interest in Miles Kimball Company for total consideration of approximately $65 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Blyth's sales and earnings in fiscal year 2004. Miles Kimball Company's sales were approximately $120 million in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2002.
TeliaSonera Finland Initiates Negotiations on Efficiency Measures
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 2, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- TeliaSonera Finland has today initiated the formal employee/employer negotiations, which is estimated to materialize in a reduction of approximately 400 jobs. The negotiation processes will affect the entire profit center TeliaSonera Finland excluding the customer call centers. The process is expected to be ended in May 2003, after which the final outcome of this process can be seen. TeliaSonera Sweden (LSE:TLSNq) (Other OTC:TLSNF) has today also initiated discussions with the trade unions about efficiency measures in Sweden.