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Telenor's Annual General Meeting
OSLO, Norway, May 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Annual General Meeting of Telenor (Nasdaq:TELN) has today given its approval to the board of directors' proposed dividend of NOK 0.35 per share. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on May 29, 2002. From May 10, the Telenor share will be traded exclusive of dividend.
Van Lanschot NV
Van Lanschot NV: Profit to be Expected in Line with Medium-Term Objective
HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands, May 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- At its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders today, Van Lanschot NV set out its profit forecast for 2002 in greater detail. With the publication of the annual figures for 2001 on March 15, 2002, the Bank stated that - barring unforeseen circumstances - it expected further growth in operating profit after taxation and in earnings per ordinary share for 2002. Van Lanschot has now detailed its profit forecast by saying that - barring unforeseen circumstances - this rise will be in line with its medium-term objective of increasing earnings per ordinary share by approximately 12% each year.
Cordiant Communications Group PLC
Cordiant Communications Group Plc -- Board Changes
LONDON, May 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Further to the announcement on March 19, 2002 regarding Board and Operational management changes, David Hearn's effective appointment date to the Cordiant (NYSE:CDA) Board was April 29, 2002, and the effective resignation date from the Cordiant Board for both Bill Whitehead and Ian Smith was March 31, 2002.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp.
Integra LifeSciences Reports First Quarter Earnings Per Share of $0.13 on Record Revenues of $25.9 Million
PLAINSBORO, N.J., May 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) today reported record revenues of $25.9 million and net income of $0.13 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2002. Total revenues increased $4.2 million to $25.9 million, a 20% increase over the first quarter of 2001. Revenue growth was led by a $4.1 million increase in product sales to $24.4 million, a 20% increase over the prior year quarter. The growth in product sales was primarily related to a $4.0 million increase in Integra NeuroSciences division product sales, a 25% improvement over the first quarter of 2001. This increase reflected $2.0 million in sales of products acquired since the end of the first quarter of 2001 and continued strength in the DuraGen(R) product line. Other revenues for the first quarter of 2002 include a $0.5 million event payment from the Ethicon division of Johnson & Johnson for the achievement of a clinical and regulatory objective for the INTEGRA(R) Dermal Regeneration Template.
Mobile Phone Users Want Their Phones to Take Pictures
SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Is one picture worth a thousand words? Perhaps. In a recent poll solicited by the world's largest wireless community at www.sms.ac, registered members were asked what features they would most like to see added to their mobile phones. Two-thirds of the poll's respondents (67.8%) said they would be willing to pay up to $1 U.S. per picture for the ability to take photographs and transmit them to other wireless devices.
Biacore: Annual General Meeting, May 7, 2002
UPPSALA, Sweden, May 08, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Biacore International AB (Biacore) (SSE:BCOR) (Nasdaq:BCOR) today announced that today's Annual General Meeting was attended by 30 shareholders, representing 56 percent of the total number of shares and votes in the Company.