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Pergo: U.S. Patent Case Against Faus Continues
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pergo's strategy to protect and defend Pergo's technology and know-how has, as earlier communicated, resulted in Pergo initiating several legal cases against the Faus Group for, amongst other things, patent and copyright infringements.
BILIA RECEIVES COMPETITION AUTHORITY’S APPROVAL
Bilia has today received permission from the Swedish Competition Authority to
go ahead with the purchase of the operations run by Michaelsson & Nelin AB.
Bilia will acquire access to these operations in January 2006.
Michaelsson & Nelin AB is based in Uppsala and currently sells some 1,300 used
cars. The company has a turnover of around SEK 145 M and its operating margin
is approximately five per cent. It has a total of 17 employees.
Göteborg, 18 November 2005
Bilia AB (publ)
Acquisition of Computershare's Markets Technology Business Strengthens OMX's Leading Position in Marketplace Technology
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- OMX, a leading provider of marketplace services and solutions for the global financial and energy markets, has today signed a Letter of Intent with Computershare Limited (ASX:CPU), the global leader in share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and other specialized financial and communications services, to acquire Computershare's Markets Technology business for approximately SEK 250 million, to be paid out over a five year period. With over 30 exchange and CSD customers worldwide, including among others Swiss Exchanges (SWX), Computershare is one of the largest players in the exchange technology market. The addition of Computershare's business underlines OMX's position as the global leader in the provision of technology solutions that make securities transactions more efficient.
TANDBERG 3G Solutions Premiere in Hong Kong
HONG KONG, Nov. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- TANDBERG(r) (Oslo:TAA), a global leader in visual communication, attended the Hong Kong 3G World Congress & Exhibition 2005, showcasing for the first time its advanced 3G visual communication solutions. The Congress opened on November 14th, while the Exhibition, a key event in the 3G industry, is held from November 16th to 18th.
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
HCC to Sell Common Stock
HOUSTON, Nov. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) announced today it has agreed to sell 4,687,500 shares of common stock to Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking as sole book-running manager. HCC has granted Citigroup an overallotment option to purchase an additional 703,125 shares. Closing of the common stock offering is expected to occur on November 23, 2005.
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Board Declares Interim Dividend
LONDON, Nov. 17, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Nasdaq:SNSA) (Oslo Stock Exchange:SNI) announces that at its meeting held today, the Company's Board of Directors has approved the payment of an interim dividend of $1.00 per Common Share (including American Depositary Shares (ADS's) each of which represents one Common Share), on December 14, 2005 to shareholders of record as of November 30, 2005. In accordance with the normal settlement practice, the shares will trade ex-dividend on and after November 28, 2005 (two business days prior to the November 30, 2005 record date).About Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (the "Company") is one of the world's leading providers of transportation services for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids. The Company, through the parcel tanker, tank container, terminal, rail and barge services of its wholly-owned subsidiary Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group, provides integrated transportation for its customers. Stolt Sea Farm, wholly-owned by the Company, produces and markets high quality turbot and Southern bluefin tuna. The Company also owns 25% of Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company.