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Age research: Learning capability does not decrease with age but by lack of practice>

Decreasing "fluid" intelligence can be substituted by increased "crystallised" intelligence - age stereotypes biggest obstacle for lifelong learning London - June 30, 2009. In the next 20 years the EU working population will decrease by 9%. Companies across Europe will increasingly lack skilled labour. Increasing employment rates of older workers becomes imperative to offset the effects of an ageing and shrinking workforce; yet in the EU, only 45% of people in the 55-64 age group are still working. Integrating more older people into the workforce is hindered by age stereo ...

30.06.2009

Hannover Re: Wilhelm Zeller retires>

Corporate news announcement processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- Wilhelm Zeller retires Hannover, 30 June 2009: Having led the Hannover Re Group for more than 13 years, Chief Executive Officer Wilhelm Zeller is retiring today as planned. After graduating in business administration with a major in insurance studies, Mr. Zeller embarked on his professional career in 1969 with the Gerling Group in Cologne. One year l ...

30.06.2009

Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited's and Baillie Gifford & Co's holding in Basware Corporation is abov

Basware Corporation Stock Exchange Announcement June 30, 2009 at 10:40 Notice pursuant to the Finnish Securities Market Act (Section 2:9): The total number of shares held by the mutual funds and separate accounts managed by Baillie Gifford, an investment management company, represented over 5 % of Basware Corporation's share capital and voting rights on June 24, 2009. This notification has been given to Basware Corporation's information on June 29, 2009. The share capital of Basware Corporation is 11,468,124. BASWARE CORPORATION CEO Ilkka Sihvo Distribution NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Medi ...

30.06.2009

Aker Wirth: A new name and identity>

30 June 2009 - Earlier this year, Wirth became a fully controlled subsidiary of Aker Solutions, a Norwegian owned company. Today, Wirth Maschinen- und Bohrgeräte-Fabrik GmbH changes its name to Aker Wirth GmbH, reflecting the change of ownership and the successful integration into Aker Solutions that has taken place since the acquisition. "Our acquisition of Wirth complements and expands our customer offering. Aker Solutions is now one of only two suppliers in the world of complete drilling packages. In addition, the acquisition of Wirth's mining and construction expertise strengthe ...

30.06.2009

Rule 8.3 AXA IM UK LTD: First Group Plc>

FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of person dealing (Note 1) | AXA Investment Managers UK | | | Limited | |--------------------------------------+----------------------------| | Company dealt in | First Group Plc | |--------------------------------------+--- ...

30.06.2009

Rule 8.3 AXA IM UK LTD Venture Production Plc>

FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) 1. KEY INFORMATION +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name of person dealing (Note 1) | AXA Investment Managers UK | | | Limited | |--------------------------------------+----------------------------| | Company dealt in | Venture Production Plc | |--------------------------------------+--- ...

30.06.2009

Thule divests its business area Towing Systems in North America>

Malmö, June 29th 2009 - Thule, the world leader in Sports and Utility Transportation has decided to divest its North American towing systems operations through a management buy-out. The business will be taken over by five management representatives led by current Business Area President George Caplea. The agreement is effective from today June 29th 2009. "The business landscape for Valley branded towing products has gone through dramatic changes since we bought the operations in 2006. Towing Systems in North America are especially hit by the decline in demand", comments Thule CEO An ...

30.06.2009

NB Private Equity Partners Announces Admission to Trading on the Specialist Fund Market of the Londo

30 June 2009 NB Private Equity Partners Limited ("NBPE" or the "Company") is today pleased to announce the successful admission ("Admission") of its class A ordinary shares ("Shares") to the Specialist Fund Market ("SFM") of the London Stock Exchange plc. As previously announced, the Company will retain its current listing on Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext ("Euronext Amsterdam") and the Shares will be traded on both Euronext Amsterdam and the SFM under the symbol NBPE. Admission will become effective and dealings ...

30.06.2009

Schibsted ASA (SCH) - Mandatory Notification of Trade>

Bernt Olufsen, Editor in Chief of Verdens Gang, on June 29 2009 subscribed to 5,826 shares at NOK 34.00 in Schibsted's ongoing rights issue. Olufsen holds 9,710 shares in Schibsted and will at registration of the completion of the rights issue hold 15,536 shares. Olufsen holds after the subscription no subscription rights. Close associates to Bernt Olufsen on June 29 2009 subscribed to 491 shares at NOK 34.00 in Schibsted's ongoing rights issue. Close associates to Olufsen hold 819 shares in Schibsted and will at registration of the completion of the rights issue hold 1,310 shares. C ...

30.06.2009

Number of shares and votes in Active Biotech>

The number of shares and votes in Active Biotech has changed as a consequence of the recently completed rights issue with pre-emptive rights for the shareholders. Today, the last trading day of the month, there are in total 64,052,238 shares and votes in Active Biotech. Lund, June 30, 2009 Active Biotech AB (publ) For further information, please contact: Hans Kolam, CFO Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 44 E-mail: hans.kolam@activebiotech.com About Active Biotech Active Biotech AB (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) is a biotechnology company with focus on autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and can ...

30.06.2009

Analyst & Investor Teach-In>

30 June 2009 Intec Telecom Systems PLC Analyst and Investor Teach-In An equity analyst and investor teach-in is being held today at the offices of Financial Dynamics. A series of presentations will be given by the senior management team, providing more information on the Company, its technology and markets. No new material trading or financial information will be disclosed. Enquiries: Intec Telecom Systems PLC www.intecbilling.com Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive Officer +44 (0)1483 745 800 Robin Taylor, Group Finance Directo ...

30.06.2009

Total Voting Rights>

Gulfsands Petroleum PLC 30 June 2009 GULFSANDS PETROLEUM PLC (the 'Company') Total Voting Rights For the purposes of the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Company notifies the market that as at the date of this announcement, the Company's issued share capital consists of 119,272,500 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 5.7142865 pence each ('Ordinary Shares'), with voting rights. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in Treasury. The above figure of 119,272,500 Ordinary Shares may be used by shareholders in th ...

30.06.2009

Ordina N.V. strengthens financial position with committed share issue and subordinated loan>

Delta Lloyd and Cyrte/Janivo undertake to acquire 5.7 million shares Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, 30 June 2009 Highlights * Ordina N.V. will issue 7.8 million new ordinary shares. The share issue represents a value of EUR 20.7 million and corresponds with about 19% in the share capital outstanding at present. * Delta Lloyd and a joint venture of Cyrte Investments ("Cyrte") and Janivo Holding ("Janivo") have undertaken to acquire 5.7 million shares. With this acquisition of shares, Delta Lloyd will obtain an equity interest in Ordina N.V. of approximate ...

30.06.2009

Huhtamaki sells expanded polystyrene packaging business in Australia>

HUHTAMÿKI OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 30.6.2009 AT 09:00 Huhtamäki Oyj sells its EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) packaging business located in Albury, Australia to the Australian packaging company Pact Group Pty Ltd. The annual net sales of the unit is some EUR 7 million and it currently employs some 40 people. The agreed value for the transaction is EUR 5 million. The sold unit serves the local fresh foods packaging market. "This transaction supports the execution of our strategic review of rigid plastic consumer goods operations", says Huhtamäki Oyj's CEO Jukka Moisio. "We wi ...

30.06.2009

Pharming gives update on outstanding number of shares>

Leiden, The Netherlands, June 30, 2009. Biotech company Pharming Group NV ("Pharming") (NYSE Euronext: PHARM) today provided an update on its outstanding number of shares following a transaction with YA Global Master SPV LTD ("YA Global"). Under the Standby Equity Distribution Agreement with YA Global, Pharming issued 1,158,011 ordinary shares for a cash consideration of ? 0.6 million. As a result of the above transactions, Pharming's total number of outstanding ordinary shares is currently 112,362,987 shares. About Pharming Group NV Pharming Grou ...

30.06.2009

Change in the number of shares and votes in Investment AB Kinnevik>

As of 30 June 2009 the number of shares in Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) amounts to 260,771,930 shares of which are 48,665,324 Class A shares, with ten votes each, and 211,816,606 Class B shares and 290,000 Class C shares with one vote each. The total number of votes in the company amounts to 698,759,846. In June the number of shares in the company has decreased with 3,210,000 shares (i.e. 290,000 newly issued Class C shares less 3,500,000 Class B shares, which were covered by the reduction of the share capital) and the number of votes in the company has decreased with 3,210,000 (i.e. 2 ...

30.06.2009

Galapagos awarded Innovative Enterprise qualification in France>

Mechelen, Belgium; 30 June 2009 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announces that it has been granted the Innovative Enterprise qualification (Entreprises Innovantes au titre des FCPI) from the French governmental organization OSEO that supports innovation and growth of SMEs. French private investors are eligible to receive significant tax advantages for participating in funds which invest in FCPI qualified companies such as Galapagos. Innovation-focused mutual funds (FCPI) were created by the French 1997 Finance Act in order to support the development of innova ...

30.06.2009

ADB Group reports adoption of all resolutions at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders>

Corporate news announcement processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- Geneva - 30 June 2009 Advanced Digital Broadcast Holdings S.A. (SIX: ADBN) reported today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held on Friday, 26 June 2009, had approved all proposed resolutions. The resolutions adopted, as per the agenda, were: 1. Approval of Annual Report, including statutory accounts of Advanced Digital Broadcast Hold ...

30.06.2009

Ad hoc: Biofrontera AG: Biofrontera AG offers optional replacement and restructuring of the 8% conve

Biofrontera AG / Misc. matters / Ad hoc: Biofrontera AG offers optional replacement and restructuring of the 8% convertible bond 2005/2010 Ad hoc announcement according to §15 WpHG processed and transmitted by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- Leverkusen, Germany, 29 June 2009 - Biofrontera AG decided today to make the holders of the 8% convertible bond 2005/2010 - ISIN DE000A0E9649 - an optional offer for the replacement of the convertible bond. ...

29.06.2009

Bombardier Sells Two Q400 NextGen Airliners to Porter>

Toronto airline reaches 20 firm orders for Bombardier Q400 aircraft TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Porter Airlines of Toronto has placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The transaction represents the conversion of the last two options of 10 Q400 aircraft which were announced in 2006. Add the airline's original firm order for 10 Q400 aircraft, and today's transaction brings to 20 the number of firm orders placed by Porter. Based on the list price for the Q400 aircraft, the order announced today is val ...

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