Volvo Group – the first quarter 2014 Apr 25, 2014 01:34AM

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

During the first quarter of 2014, demand for the Volvo Group’s products continued its gradual improvement in the mature economies in North America, Western Europe and Japan, while the emerging economies in South America and Asia saw weaker demand. Net sales rose by 13% to SEK 65.6 billion and operating income amounted to SEK 2.6 billion excluding restructuring costs, corresponding to a margin of 3.9%.

  • In the first quarter net sales increased by 13% to SEK 65.6 billion (58.3). Adjusted for currency movements and acquired and divested units sales increased by 15%.
  • The first quarter operating income amounted to SEK 2,588 M (496) excluding restructuring charges of SEK 318 M (14). Currency exchange rates had a negative impact of SEK 1,104 M.
  • Operating margin in the first quarter was 3.9% (0.9) excluding restructuring charges.
  • In the first quarter diluted earnings per share were SEK 0.53 (negative SEK 0.15).
  • In the first quarter operating cash flow in the Industrial Operations was negative in an amount of SEK 9.0 billion (negative SEK 7.6 billion).

“The measures we are implementing to increase the Group’s profitability are running according to plan and starts to have a positive impact on our gross margin and costs, but there is still more work to do in terms of cost reductions and this is the Group’s main focus for 2014,” says Olof Persson, President and CEO.

For an English PDF version of the report, please click here: Volvo Group Q1 2014 PDF (http://www3.volvo.com/investors/finrep/interim/2014/q1/q1_2014_eng.pdf)

For a mobile version of the report please click here: Volvo Group Q1 2014 Mobile (http://www3.volvo.com/investors/finrep/interim/2014/q1/eng/mobile/index.html)

Press and Analysts Conference 09.00 AM CET

A press conference will be held at Tändstickspalatset, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15 in Stockholm at 09.00 AM CET. The Volvo Group will be represented by CEO Olof Persson. The conference will also be webcast.

Conference call for investors and analysts 2.30 PM CET

The Volvo Group will be represented by CEO Olof Persson. The conference will also be webcast.

Aktiebolaget Volvo (publ) 556012-5790

Investor Relations, VHQ

SE-405 08 Göteborg, Sweden

Tel +46 31 66 00 00

www.volvogroup.com

Contacts Investor Relations:

Christer Johansson +46 31 66 13 34

Patrik Stenberg +46 31 66 13 36

Anders Christensson +46 31 66 11 91

John Hartwell +1 201 252 8844

AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 07.20 a.m. April 25, 2014.

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Aktiebolaget VolvoInvestor Relations: Christer Johansson +46 31 66 13 34orPatrik Stenberg +46 31 66 13 36orAnders Christensson +46 31 66 11 91orJohn Hartwell +1 201 252 8844

Source: Volvo


Fujitsu Strengthens Server Customization Business for VAR, OEM Markets Apr 25, 2014 12:37AM

Tokyo, Apr 25, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it is taking steps to strengthen its server customization business for VAR(1) and OEM(2), two markets anticipated to see future growth. The company will begin offering a menu of 200 customization options for FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY x86 servers, and has prepared models based on individual patterns of customer needs. This menu will make it simple for ICT vendors to pick the customization options that meet their needs, enabling them to quickly and inexpensively develop their business, rather than designing, developing, and manufacturing their own products.BackgroundFujitsu has built a global VAR and OEM business with servers such as mainframes, as well as peripheral and communications equipment. Today, its products are used in equipment for facilities and testing in the manufacturing industry, distribution industry, and others. In May of 2011, to elevate its position in the VAR and OEM markets, Fujitsu established the Embedded System & OEM Business Division, offering customizable products that meet the needs of its customers in these markets. Since then, the company has established a solid track record of performance in this field. Fujitsu is now building on that success and the knowhow it has accumulated to date by organizing its customization options into a menu that enables easy decision making for customers.Overview of Customizations for VAR and OEM Customers1. Menu of 200 customization options to meet different needsThere are 200 options for customization available for PRIMERGY x86 servers, including logo changes on the server chassis, optional equipment, and bundled software, as well as varied configurations of bundled hardware. These can accommodate a wide range of needs, including for external appearance and operating environments, and for changes to the display of local certifications on products provided to overseas markets.Example of Customization2. Selection of options for easy customization using models based on individual patternsFujitsu has created three customization patterns - rebranding, appliances, and kitting - which are among the most frequently requested sets of customization options from the menu of 200. This enables customers to select a set of customization options as a group, depending on the objective, and have them quickly reflected in the product.PricingAll customization pricing is by quotation.Future PlansFujitsu plans to meet customer needs by extending this ability to customize to other products. The company also plans to offer support services, including engineering services in which Fujitsu acts as the customer's agent for performance testing, and technical helpdesk support for troubleshooting.Notes:1 VAR:Value-added reseller. A business model in which a company adds value to its products by selling them in combination with a customer's hardware, software, and services.2 OEM:Original equipment manufacturer. A business model in which a customer sells the company's products under the customer's own brand.About Fujitsu LimitedFujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.Contact:

Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations
www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/
+81-3-3215-5259
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Excel-Wireless.com Has Unveiled Its Cable Jumper Assembly Collection Apr 25, 2014 01:11AM

(PRWEB) April 25, 2014

Recently, Excel-Wireless.com, a leading online store for all kinds of wireless communication equipments, has unveiled its new cable jumper assembly collection, and announced all these new models are available at discounts.

The new collection consists of N Male to N Male - LMR195 cable assemblies, N Male to N Male - LMR195 cable assemblies, TS9 Male to N Female - LMR195 cable assemblies, QMA Male to N Male - LMR195 cable assemblies and more. They are popular on the market for the reliable function, modern looks and delicate craftsmanship.

Excel-Wireless.com is devoted to designing and offering high-quality UHF antennas and wireless communication systems with fast delivery to customers worldwide. The business has invested major resources into the discovery and implementation of new designs for wireless communication equipments.

Actually, the company has won many awards in the industry, and all its products are offered at competitive prices. Customer satisfaction is always at the first position here. All customers' message are replied within 24 hours. Many customers come back after their first orders and they feel greatly respected here at xcel-Wireless.com.

Excel-Wireless.com is considered by many customers to be unbeatable when it comes to providing high end cell phone boosters and cable jumper assemblies. These products are designed and created by the experts in the market. That is the reason that Excel-Wireless.com has gained many positive reviews in the past few months.

About Excel-Wireless.com
Excel-Wireless.com is a well-known supplier of cellular amplification and wireless communication systems with a focus on cell phone boosters. The business has many years of experience in the industry with a track record that it has cooperated with many companies, universities, military and government agencies and communities in all sizes around the world. For more details about the company and its products, please visit: http://www.excel-wireless.com/.

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SANOFI : Sanofi Reaches New Milestone in Fight Against Malaria: 300 million ASAQ Treatments Delivered in Africa Apr 25, 2014 01:07AM

PARIS, April 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced on World Malaria Day that 300 million treatments of anti-malarial ASAQ Winthrop® have been delivered in Africa since the medication became available in 2007.

"Beyond the therapeutic and industrial innovation of this medication, the real success of this project is in the social innovation," said Dr. Robert Sebbag, Vice President, Access to Medicines, Sanofi. "By forgoing a patent on this treatment and committing to a tiered pricing model, with prices which can reach "no profit-no loss" levels for the public sector and major international health organizations, Sanofi and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) took a bold step that has improved access to antimalarial treatments."

In line with the WHO guidelines, which recommend the use of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) for the treatment of malaria, ASAQ Winthrop® combines artesunate and amodiaquine in a fixed-dose combination, enabling better adherence to treatment and reducing the risk of resistance. ASAQ Winthrop® was developed through an innovative partnership with DNDi, an independent not-for-profit foundation.

Manufactured by Sanofi at its Casablanca plant in Morocco, ASAQ Winthrop® is now registered in 33 countries, 30 of them in Africa. It is easy to use (once-daily dosing) and is available at a price of less than US$1 for adults and US$0.50 for children, for a full three-day treatment regimen.

Through partnerships with African National Malaria Control Programs, Sanofi is working with local experts and other non-governmental organizations on educational programs and materials aimed at fighting malaria on all fronts, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. One such program, the "Schoolchildren Against Malaria" initiative has reached more than 3.6 million children across nine African countries through games, theatre competitions and related TV programs.

Malaria is the world's most common and deadliest parasitic disease. According to the latest data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2013, 207 million cases and 627,000 deaths were reported in 2012, 90% of them in Africa. Most deaths occur among children living in Africa, where a child dies every minute from malaria. Beyond being a major public health issue, malaria also weighs heavily on the finances of affected families and the economies of endemic countries. Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria can help reduce disease severity and transmission, and prevent death.

About Sanofi Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Contacts:

Media Relations Flore Larger Tel : +33 (0)1 53 77 46 46 mr@sanofi.com Investor Relations Sébastien Martel Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 77 45 45 ir@sanofi.com

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High Quality Coax Cable Assemblies Now Unveiled by China Electrical Accessory Factory LenoRF Apr 25, 2014 01:05AM

(PRWEB) April 25, 2014

LenoRF is a popular factory of high end electrical accessories. Recently, the company has added a new assortment of high quality coax cable assemblies to its online store.

As a matter of fact, the company's coax cable assemblies are popular in the global market; they are especially hot among worldwide distributors. What the company provides are only innovative electrical accessories. At the moment, all its newly released products are offered at low rates, up to 30% off.

Offering various kinds of top quality electrical accessories (like semi rigid cable assemblies, coaxial cable connectors and microwave cable assemblies), LenoRF is a company known for great service. Owing to its considerate marketing strategies and premium quality items, the company has gained brilliant achievements. Now, it is looking forward to a greater success in the years ahead.

"We are happy to release the new coax cable assemblies, and we also sell many other related products at our website. We intend to provide the best electrical accessories for worldwide distributors. All of our items are of international-level quality; clients do not have to worry about anything. In addition, we want to be an industry leader in the market. So, we try to keep up with the most advanced production technology," the development manager for the company says.

About LenoRF
LenoRF is an online shop of high end electrical equipment. It is a China based company that aims to provide customers with high quality products at the lowest possible prices. Customers can try the company's products through sample orders with a long-term contract. Most customers come back soon after receiving their first deals.

More details about the company's useful products can be found at http://www.rfcnn.com/QMA-Male-to-SMA-Female-Cable-Assembly-Jumper-82.html.

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