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Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp.
Integra LifeSciences Announces Acquisition of Fleetwood Medical's Sparta Implants, Disposables and Instruments
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) today announced that it has acquired the Sparta line of disposable critical care devices and surgical instruments from Fleetwood Medical, Inc. for approximately $1.5 million in cash. The Sparta line includes products used in plastic and reconstructive, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neuro, ophthalmic and general surgery. Prior to the acquisition, Fleetwood Medical marketed these product lines primarily to hospitals and physicians through a catalogue and a network of distributors.
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone Sweden lowers its SMS price for prepay customers
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone Swedens's prepay customers can now communicate even more by SMS. Vodafone Sweden is today lowering its SMS price to SEK 1.25 each and continues to offer the market's lowest SMS prices for prepaid cards -- SEK 0.75 each -- during the Happy Hour period 18.00-20.00, 7 days a week.
Volvo -- Final Results
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Trucks' deliveries rose by eight percent in 2003, totalling 75,300 trucks. The improved result stems from the success of the new Volvo FM, Volvo FH, Volvo NH and Volvo VN.
Volvo -- Press release from Lars Ramqvist
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo's Nomination Committee has informed me that there are Swedish shareholders in Volvo -- specifically several of the Swedish institutional shareholders -- who lack continued confidence in me as Board Chairman of the company. The obvious consequence for me is to resign from the Volvo Board of Directors with immediate effect.
Press Release from Volvo's Nomination Committee
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo's Nomination Committee has decided to propose to Volvo's Annual General Meeting the re-election of all Board members except Lars Ramqvist, who has announced that he is resigning from Volvo's Board with immediate effect. The Nomination Committee recommends that the Board internally elect Finn Johnsson as new Chairman after the Annual General Meeting. The proposal is supported by shareholders representing more than 50% of the votes in Volvo.
Volvo Announces Intentions Regarding Holding of Scania Shares
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- AB Volvo is currently involved in discussions with a number of potential buyers regarding the sale of the shares the Group owns in Scania. Volvo is also awaiting the European Commission's decision on Volvo's request for an extension of the deadline for divestiture of the Group's shares in Scania. If a sale is not agreed or an extension is not awarded, AB Volvo intends to transfer the Scania series A shares to a separate, newly formed company, "Ainax", that will have the sole purpose of managing Volvo's shareholders' interests in Scania. At least 90% of the shares in the newly formed company Ainax will be distributed to Volvo's shareholders. The intention is that the Series B shares in Scania will be sold in the market.