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Metro International S.A.: Election of Chairman
BERTRANGE, Luxembourg, Aug. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metro International S.A. ("Metro"), the international newspaper group, today announced that Uriel Savir has been elected as acting Chairman by the Company's Board of Directors. This appointment follows the death last week of Metro's Chairman, Jan Hugo Stenbeck. The Board of Directors has simultaneously initiated a search for a Non-Executive candidate to assume the Chairmanship on a long-term basis.
MTG AB: DTV's License in Russia
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Following the recent media speculation, Modern Times Group MTG AB, wishes to clarify that it retains its broadcast license in Russia for the DTV station.
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Vodafone to Launch Multimedia Messages in October
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) --In October, Vodafone Sweden will be launching its Vodafone MMS service, which will make it both simple and fun to send colour photos, sound and text from one mobile phone to another. During the introductory period, Vodafone will have special top-value offers for those who want to try out the service, after which it will cost SEK 4.80 to send a multimedia message in Sweden.
Lars Bergstrom Appointed New President of KMT
UPPLANDS VASBY, Sweden, Aug. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of KMT has appointed Lars Bergstrom as the company's new President. He will succeed Bjorn Kumlin on 1 January 2003 who, in accordance with his agreement, will retire after seven years as President of KMT.
NCC to Restore Roads in Honduras for SEK 85 Million
SOLNA, Sweden, Aug. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- NCC International Projects has received an order to restore approximately 40 kilometers of roads in Honduras. The client is SOPTRAVI, the Honduran Secretariat for Construction, Communications and Housing. The contract is worth about SEK 85 million (USD 9 million) and is mainly being financed by NDF, the Nordic Development Foundation.
Carlsberg Engages IR-Manager
VALBY, Denmark, Aug. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- As of December 1 this year, Carlsberg A/S has engaged Mikael Bo Larsen, 37 years and Master of Commerce as IR-manager. He will be responsible for all the Carlsberg Group's investor relations activities and thus a major part of his job will include Carlsberg Breweries.