latest news releases from the newsroom
Comment from Skandia's Board of Directors
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- In a separate press release issued today, the board of Livforsakringsaktiebolaget Skandia (publ.) (Skandia Liv) presented a proposal for a new structure for the Skandia group. The board of Skandia Insurance Company Ltd (publ.) (Skandia) has issued the following comment on the proposal.
Anders Bystrom Appointed CFO of AarhusKarlshamn
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Anders Bystrom has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of AarhusKarlshamn. He is currently employed by the listed Swedish company Rottneros AB, a world-leading supplier of high-quality paper pulp, where he holds the positions of Executive Vice President and CFO.
Establishment of Saab Pension Fund 'Saab Pensionsstiftelse'
LINKOPING, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Saab AB Board has approved the allocation of funds of approximately 2,500 MSEK equivalent to the PRI liability as of the 31st of December 2005 to a new pension fund, Saab Pensionsstiftelse. The earlier established pension fund (established in 2004) is today managing funds of approximately 570 MSEK.
Volvo Receives Order for 2,000 City Buses in China
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Buses has received its biggest order so far in China. Shanghai's largest transport company, SHANGHAI BA-SHI (GROUP) INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD, has ordered 2,000 Volvo B6R buses, for delivery by summer 2007.
RP-606 Rights Revert to Medivir
HUDDINGE, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Medivir announced today that all rights relating to the development of RP-606 (MIV-606), an oral antiviral being developed for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), the chronic pain which is associated with shingles, have been reverted to Medivir. The reversion is effected by way of a mutual termination of the license agreement with Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is now focusing on the marketing and development of its portfolio of cardiovascular products.
Katrina Dog Rescue
Kim Basinger to Appear At Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Academy Award winning actress, Kim Basinger, will appear at Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption this Sunday, December 11th at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica. She will pitch in as a dog handler at the New Leash On Life booth alongside fellow animal rescue volunteers. Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption is hosted by two Los Angeles based animal rescue organizations, New Leash On Life and Rescue For Ruffugees.