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Fortis Publishes First Sustainability Report
BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fortis has today published its first sustainability report. This report underscores Fortis's belief that corporate sustainability and operational success go hand in hand. The report refers to the formulation of plans and initiatives to enhance Fortis's corporate sustainability even further.Jean-Paul Votron, CEO of Fortis says: 'This report is a first step in a process that will continue in the years ahead and will lead to better results. This is not a solitary process for Fortis, but one which we are undertaking together with our stakeholders, involved in and committed to our company.'
Orc Software's Strong Offering of Market Access now Includes the Budapest Stock Exchange
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Orc Software, a leading supplier of technology for advanced market making, professional trading and brokerage, continues to add market connections at a fast pace. Orc Software can now offer trading on the Budapest Stock Exchange. Budapest Stock Exchange is the official trading platform on the Hungarian stock market for publicly emitted equities, derivatives and bonds.
REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2005
* Operation in Micro AB is sold off.
* Ford/Mazda dealer in Copenhagen – soon to be acquired.
* Net turnover amounted to SEK 2,727 M (2,631).
* Net profit amounted to SEK 8 M (45) and earnings per share to SEK 0.35 (1.75).
* Net profit for remaining operations amounted to SEK 53 M (52).
Notable events during 2005
· Bilia started selling Ford’s model range in Fornebu, Oslo.
· Bilia started selling Kia’s model range in a separate facility in Kista,
Observer pays dividend of SEK 0.45 per share
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Annual General Meeting of Observer AB on Thursday, April 28 approved a dividend of SEK 0.45 (0.45) per share. The record date is May 3 and the dividend is expected to be paid on May 9, 2005.
Crucell N.V.: Single-Shot Outbreak Vaccine Provides Full Protection Against Ebola According to Results of New Animal Studies
LEIDEN, Netherlands, April 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext:CRXL) (Nasdaq:CRXL) today reported new results from its Ebola vaccine studies. The studies, conducted together with the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), confirm previously published results showing that a single shot of the vaccine protected monkeys completely against a lethal Ebola challenge. These new results utilized vectors developed with Crucell's adenoviral vector and PER.C6(r) cell line technology, and show protection at lower doses than previously reported.
Seeger Weiss LLP
Seeger Weiss LLP Files Amended Class Action Complaint Against Dell, Inc., Dell Financial Services L.P. and CIT Bank, Inc. on Behalf of Consumers for Defendants' Deceptive Financing and Sales Practices in Violation of Consumer Protection Statutes In All Fifty States and the District of Columbia
NEW YORK, April 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Seeger Weiss LLP, a nationally recognized complex class action law firm, announced that yesterday it filed an Amended Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Dell, Inc. ("Dell") (NASDAQ:DELL), Dell Financial Services L.P. ("DFS") and CIT Bank, Inc. ("CIT"). The Amended Complaint was filed on behalf of consumers who financed the purchase of Dell electronics through DFS and/or purchased Dell products but allegedly received costlier or substandard versions of the advertised products. A copy of the Amended Complaint filed in this action is available from the Court or by contacting counsel below.
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Investors of Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. -- LF
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client and other similarly situated purchasers of the securities of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF); ("LeapFrog" or the "Company") from February 11, 2004, through October 18, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.