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Management Changes at Intrum Justitia
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Mr. Peter Sjunnesson has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Intrum Justitia AB. He leaves the company for personal reasons. The Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Bertil Persson, Chief Financial Officer of Intrum Justitia, as Deputy CEO and acting CEO of the company. Bertil Persson has been Chief Financial Officer of the company since December 2000 and is a member of the Management Council.
Credit Suisse Group
Walter B. Kielholz Elected New Chairman of Credit Suisse Group
ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CSR) today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Walter B. Kielholz its new Chairman, effective January 1, 2003. Lukas Muhlemann has decided to step down as Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors and as Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2002. Mr. Kielholz is currently Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re and Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse Group's Board of Directors.
United Online, Inc.
United Online Signs Agreement to Purchase the Internet Access Assets of BlueLight.com
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of value-priced Internet access through its NetZero and Juno Internet services, today confirmed that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the assets of BlueLight.com's value-priced Internet access and email service. BlueLight.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kmart Corporation (NYSE:KM). The terms of the proposed transaction have not been disclosed.
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Hosts 30th Anniversary Festival in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- On October 27, Popeyes(r) Chicken & Biscuits will throw itself one combo of a birthday party when it presents Fats Domino, Dr. John, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters in a festival on the French Quarter Riverfront in New Orleans. From noon - 6 p.m., music lovers can party to the authentic sounds of New Orleans while feasting on Popeyes' famous chicken. Admission to the festival is free.
Exact Identification Corporation
Jim Myers Joins Exact Identification Corporation
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Exact Identification Corporation (Pink Sheets:EXCT) is pleased to announce that Jim Myers has joined the company as of Monday, September 9, 2002. Jim will be responsible for supporting EIC field reps in application design, site visits, demonstrations, training and special projects. Jim was previously employed by Identix Corporation serving as a Field Applications Engineer.
KMT Company Enters Partnership in the U.S. With New Large Customer
UPPLANDS VASBY, Sweden, Sept. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The KMT Company UVA International has been appointed a new partner by one of the world's largest system suppliers within the automotive industry. The cooperation concerns precision grinders used in the production of vital engine components. Agreement regarding considerable deliveries to the customer's plants in the U.S. and in Europe has been made and initial orders have been placed. The deal will contribute considerably to UVA's turnover during the next few years.
Board of Haldex AB to Purchase the Company's Own Shares
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Haldex AB has today decided to utilize the mandate to purchase the company's own shares, given by the Annual Shareholders' Meeting April 9, 2002, which means that a maximum of 10% of the company's total shares may be purchased up to the next Annual Shareholders' Meeting in 2003. At present, Haldex holding of own shares is 131.470 shares, equal to 0.6% of the total number of shares.