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Ahold Closes Transaction of Canica's Stake in ICA AB; Extraordinary Dividend of ICA AB Paid
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, Nov. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold today announced that it has closed the transaction relating to the purchase of the 20% interest of Canica AS in the Scandinavian joint venture ICA AB. Simultaneously, the sale of half of this stake to ICA Forbundet Invest AB, the other joint venture partner, has been completed. On October 25, 2004, Ahold had already announced that it had reached agreement on the purchase of Canica's stake.
BRIXTON -- video interview
LONDON, Nov. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- 600m Pounds acquisition of Industrious by Brixton. Indepth interview available now on www.cantos.com with Tim Wheeler, Chief Executive.
Sandvik Interim report, third quarter 2004
SANDVIKEN, Sweden, Nov. 05, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Sandvik's growth in the third quarter was strong. Order intake rose by 26% at fixed exchange rates for comparable units and profit after net financial items rose by 43% to SEK 1,577 M. Higher sales volumes, improved capacity utilization and rationalization measures resulted in an increase in earnings for all business areas.
AB Volvo announces share repurchase
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Nov. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Further to the decision taken by AB Volvo's Board of Directors on June 17, 2004, regarding repurchase of own shares, AB Volvo has, on Thursday November 4, acquired 300,000 series B shares. The shares were traded between SEK 270.50 and 274.50 with an average price of SEK 272.60.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
GulfMark Offshore Reports Third Quarter 2004 Results
HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq:GMRK) today reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2004 of $0.5 million or $0.03 per share (diluted) on revenues of $34.1 million. Reported results include the adverse effect of $4.3 million (tax effected), or $0.22 per share (diluted) from debt refinancing costs incurred in connection with the redemption of the Company's $130 million Senior Notes. Partially offsetting these costs was an income tax benefit resulting from the release of certain tax reserves relating to North Sea operations of $0.7 million, or $0.04 per share (diluted).
Dobson Communications Corporation
Dobson Communications Reports Third Quarter 2004 Results
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 4, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dobson Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DCEL) today reported a net loss applicable to common shareholders of $13.5 million, or $0.10 per share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2004. This compares with a net loss applicable to common shareholders of $21.2 million, or $0.19 per share, for the third quarter of 2003, which included a $28.1 million loss from extinguishment of debt. (See Table 1.) In the second quarter of 2004, Dobson reported a net loss applicable to common shareholders of $15.9 million, or $0.12 per share.