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ABN AMRO Mellon wins Euro 16 Billion Mandate From AP1
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Forsta AP-Fonden, the First Swedish National Pension Fund (AP1), has today announced its decision to appoint ABN AMRO Mellon Global Securities Services B.V. as its sole provider of Global Custody and related services.
Citizens Capital Corp.
Citizens Capital Agrees to Acquire A.M. Journal Assets From American Consolidated Media
DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Citizens Capital Corp. (Pink Sheets:CAAP) today announced that it has reached agreement with Dallas-based American Consolidated Media Inc. regarding the asset acquisition of its Dallas-based A.M. Journal Express news publication. The A.M. Journal Express, the first daily, a la carte news publication in Dallas, operated as a five-day-a-week, full-color publication targeting the 18 to 54 age group who typically shun the daily reading of traditional newspapers due to a lack of time. Prior to suspending its operations in April 2004, the A.M. Journal Express employed a staff of 26 with a daily circulation of 140,000 copies.
Fortis advances further with its brand strategy in the Netherlands
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fortis has made a further advance with its brand strategy in the Netherlands. As already announced, its major Dutch insurance subsidiaries, AMEV and Stad Rotterdam/ Woudsend, are going to be integrated into one new company. Today, Fortis revealed that the new company will bear the name Fortis ASR.That the main Dutch insurers will bear the name Fortis ASR marks a significant step in Fortis's brand policy. Fortis ranks second in the Dutch insurance market, but is known mainly as a bank. For the past few months, Fortis has been pursuing a major campaign in the Netherlands to publicise proactively that it is an insurer and not just a banker. To make the general public aware of the new Fortis ASR, an extensive publicity campaign will be launched in the second half of 2005. The current brands AMEV, Stad Rotterdam and Woudsend will continue to exist until October 2005.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue Expands to LaGuardia
NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU)is debuting at New York's LaGuardia Airport today with seven daily roundtrips to Fort Lauderdale, FL. The low-fare airline's kick-off at LaGuardia echoes its inaugural flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International to Fort Lauderdale in February 2000.
Biotage expands licence agreement with 454 Corporation
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Biotage and 454 Corporation have expanded the one-year-old license agreement, which gave 454 Corporation exclusive rights to use sequencing by synthesis and pyrophosphate based sequencing for whole genome and other high density and high throughput applications. The expanded license gives 454 Corporation the exclusive rights to use the technology for all applications on platforms performing over 1536 reactions. Consequently, the minimum royalty of 1 MUSD per annum increases to 1.25 MUSD per year for at least two years, with the right to continue the agreement throughout the lifetime of the patents. This means that Biotage, for the agreements in total, can receive a minimum royalty of 13 MUSD until year 2014, out of which 3 MUSD have already been paid.
Anders Tormod appointed new CEO of Anoto Group
LUND, Sweden, Sept. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Anoto Group AB today announced the appointment of Anders Tormod to the new role of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Tormod succeeds Orjan Johansson who remains with the Company in charge of strategic business development. The change is a step toward restructuring Anoto to create a more efficient and focused organisation.