latest news releases from the newsroom
ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL -- video interview with Chairman
LONDON, Sept. 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL GROUP OF COMPANIES -- Strategy review. Indepth interview available now on www.cantos.com with Jeroen van der Veer, Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors (LSE:SHEL)
Scania's R-series International Truck of the Year
SODERTALJE, Sweden, Sept. 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Scania has been awarded the prestigious trophy International Truck of the Year 2005. The statement from the jury highlights the strengths of the Scania R-series, e.g. driver comfort, handling and operating economy.
Tele2 Disclosure Notice
NEW YORK and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB ("Tele2") (Nasdaq:TLTOA) (Nasdaq:TLTOB) (Stockholm: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that it has acquired 5,300,000 shares in Song Networks Holding AB. Tele2's total holding thus amounts to 5,300,000 shares in Song Networks Holding AB, corresponding to 10,1% of the votes and 9,5% of the capital in the company. Tele2's holding after conversion of all convertible debentures amounts to 9,6% of the votes and 9,1% of the capital.
Biovitrum Acquires Promising Anti-Obesity Drug Leads from BioFocus
CHESTERFORD RESEARCH PARK, U.K. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- BioFocus plc (AIM:BIO), a world leader in drug discovery, and Biovitrum today announce that Biovitrum has acquired from BioFocus the rights to a promising research project in obesity. The research project, which currently is at the end of the lead generation phase, focuses on blocking signaling through a specific G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) that is believed to be relevant to weight reduction. The project has been developed within the GPCR lead generation joint venture between Biovitrum and BioFocus, initiated in 2001.
National Recreational Properties
National Recreational Properties, Inc. Contributes Supplies for Hurricane Victims
SEBRING, Fla. and IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- As a company, National Recreational Properties, Inc. (NRPI), a leading real estate company specializing in recreational land properties, believes in giving back to the community. In the past, the company and its employees have been able to donate time and money to causes in the Southern California area, where the corporate headquarters is located.