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Kirby McInerney LLP
Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP Announces Lawsuit Against Merrill Lynch -- MER
NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Please take notice that the law firm of Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP has commenced a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf all persons who purchased the common stock of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MER), in the period between July 3, 1999 and April 8, 2002 (the "class period"). A copy of the complaint is available from the Court or from Kirby McInerney & Squire (see Kirby McInerney & Squire's website at www.kmslaw.com/new_cases/merrill/merrill.htm ). Please contact us by phone at (888) 529-4787 or by email at email@example.com.
Berger & Montague PC
Berger & Montague, P.C. Client Sues Merrill Lynch on Behalf of Persons Who Purchased Merrill Lynch Common Stock and Other Securities Between July 3, 1999 and April 8, 2002 -- MER
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- On July 2, 2002, an investor represented by the law firm Berger & Montague, P.C. (http://www.bergermontague.com) filed a class action suit against Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MER) ("Merrill Lynch"), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. and Henry Blodget (collectively, the "Defendants") in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, civil action no. 02 Civ. 5097, on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased Merrill Lynch securities between July 3, 1999 through April 8, 2002 (the "Class Period").
Gambro Sells Scandinavian Heart Center in Sweden
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gambro AB (Stockholmsborsen:GAMBaST) (Stockholmsborsen:GAMBbST), a leading international medical technology and healthcare company, today announced that an agreement has been reached to sell the open-heart surgery subsidiary Scandinavian Heart Center SHC AB in Gothenburg, Sweden, to the Swedish company Capio AB.
Capio Acquires Scandinavian Heart Center
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Aug. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Capio is acquiring Scandinavian Heart Center in Gothenburg. Scandinavian Heart Center focuses on cardiovascular surgery and performs slightly more than 550 operations each year. The company has a 6% share of the Swedish market. Scandinavian Heart Center's competence in the highly specialised area of cardiovascular surgery will constitute a solid base for a new leading-edge area of business within Capio Healthcare Nordic.
Wilhelm Sonesson has Begun Repurchase of Own Shares
LUND, Sweden, Aug. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- On August 12, 2002, the Board of Wilh. Sonesson AB (publ) resolved, supported by the resolution of the Annual General Meeting on April 24, to acquire at most 1,000,000 of the company's own shares. Combined with shares repurchased previously, this brings the total number of repurchased shares (treasury stock) to approximately 5.2 percent of the total shares issued.
Stockmann: Interim Report, January 1 - June 30, 2002
HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Stockmann Group's profit before extraordinary items improved substantially and was EUR 22.5 million (EUR 12.2 million in 2001), though sales diminished by 0.7 per cent and were EUR 740.3 million (EUR 745.5 million). Full-year sales are estimated to be about EUR 1.6 billion and profit before extraordinary items is set to improve markedly on 2001.