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Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone New Main Sponsor of Sweden's Snowboard and Freestyle Teams
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone Sweden (NYSE:VOD) and the Swedish Ski Association (Svenska Skidforbundet) snowboard and freestyle teams are signing a three-year sponsorship agreement that will help to make Swedish action sports into a recognised and familiar sporting concept. The sponsorship agreement covers both Sweden's teams, as well as the nationwide Dream initiative.
100 Employees Become Redundant when NCC Property Development Restructures
SOLNA, Sweden, May 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- NCC Property Development is currently restructuring its organization. As a result, 100 of a total of 200 employees will become surplus to requirements. In Sweden, nearly 50 employees will be laid off. The restructuring measures should be viewed in the light of the sharp decline in the market for commercial premises.
AudioDev Receives Large Order in Relation to Important Industry Trade Show
MALMO, Sweden, May 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- AudioDev has recently taken part in the largest gathering of media manufacturing professionals this year, Media Tech Expo. The trade show was held in Las Vegas, which meant there was a large focus on the American market and premastered DVD. At the show, AudioDev launched two new products in the high end product series, CATS, and the first product under the new brand Go!. These products were very favourably received.
mtm laboratories AG
mtm laboratories Announces First Closing of Series B Financing
HEIDELBERG, Germany, May 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- mtm laboratories AG, a private biotechnology company focused on the early detection and prevention of cancer, today announced the first closing of a second round of financing, totalling 9 million Euro. The money was raised through the participation of a new lead investor, HBM BioVentures AG, with the involvement of the original shareholders Heidelberg Innovation and Mannheim Holdings. The additional funds will enable mtm to strengthen its cancer diagnostics portfolio and to take the products through to market.
Medivir Invites to Telephone Conference Today 11:00 SE Time
HUDDINGE, Sweden, May 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Medivir will host a teleconference on 21 May at 11:00 SE time. Lars Adlersson CEO, Johan Harmenberg VP Pharmaceutical Development and Rein Piir CFO/IR, will present and comment on the GlaxoSmithKline licensing agreement.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Purchase of Own Shares
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) announces that on 20 May 2003, it purchased ordinary shares. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. announces that on 20 May 2003, it purchased 945,000 of its ordinary shares, at an average price of Euro 13.0792, to be held as treasury shares.