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NCC Confirms Cartel Suspicions
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- NCC has commissioned independent legal experts to investigate the Swedish Competition Authority's suspicions regarding NCC's participation in an illegal cartel within the asphalt industry. NCC has concluded that the suspicions are correct and takes a very serious view of the matter. As a direct consequence, about ten managers have been dismissed. NCC is also initiating a comprehensive action program and invite the Swedish Competition Authority to participate in the educational part.
Harsco Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and 2001 Results; Full Year Revenues Increase 5% to Record $2.1 Billion
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today reported fourth quarter 2001 diluted earnings per share of $0.63, before net unusual costs, special charges and gains. Excluding these special items, income was $25.3 million, down slightly from net income of $26.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2000. After-tax net unusual costs, special charges and gains totaled $15.3 million, or $0.38 per share, related principally to plant and facility closures, the sale of underperforming product lines, severance costs, increased bad-debt reserves for customer bankruptcies, and asset write-downs. Including these special items, fourth quarter net income was $10.0 million, or $0.25 per share.
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Travel & VacationPak: Best New Building Award Winner, Saint Patrick Centre, Named Ireland's Newest "Must Visit" Attraction by Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams
CLOSTER, N.J., Jan. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- (PRIMEPAK FEATURE) The Saint Patrick Centre, named a "Must Visit" attraction by Stephanie Abrams, travel industry expert, and Winner of the "Best New Building in the UK" award bestowed by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, houses an interactive multimedia exhibition dedicated to the life of Saint Patrick. Located in the ancient town of Downpatrick, medieval capital of County Down, The Saint Patrick Centre is built beside Saint Patrick's Grave.
Adera to Sell Blanking Advertising Agency in Malmo
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Adera is now taking a further step in streamlining its operations by selling the Blanking advertising agency in Malmo to Anders Truedsson, the current president. The reason is that Blanking, with its consumer oriented profile, is no longer compatible with the other communications operations, which are focused entirely on business-to-business.
Sigma Signs Framework Agreement with Malmo University
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, January 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sigma has signed a framework agreement with Malmo University regarding IT-related products and services. The agreement will assist the university in achieving its aim of cutting costs by reducing the number of suppliers it utilizes to deliver products and provide associated consulting services.
TietoEnator and If P&C Insurance Company Have Developed an Electronic Insurance Folder For Retail Customers
ESPOO, Finland, January 31, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator and If P&C Insurance Company (former Sampo Insurance company) have together implemented an Internet-based insurance folder for retail customers. It offers a net-based service for handling personal insurance. For the customer this means quicker and more flexible possibilities to handle his insurance affairs. The service taken into use now is the first functional insurance folder for retail customers in Finland.