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Friday, 27 May 2016

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Article - Open day: visit the European Parliament in Brussels on Saturday

Posted: 27 May 2016 12:10 AM PDT

General : Always have been curious about the European Parliament? This Saturday you have the chance to visit it during the open day of the European institutions in Brussels. You have the opportunity to take part in competitions, debates and cultural activities as well as find out how the institution that represents you operates.

Source : © European Union, 2016 - EP

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Article - Breaking down barriers: giving consumers equal access to online products

Posted: 26 May 2016 07:56 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : The internet is meant to give you unlimited access to knowledge, yet when you are shopping online, you could be prevented from purchasing a product or service because of where you live. The European Commission has proposed new rules to make an end to the unjustified use of the practice known as geo-blocking as well as ways to create a genuine digital single market in Europe. MEPs debated the plans in plenary on 25 May.

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Press release - Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Posted: 26 May 2016 06:48 AM PDT

Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants comply fully with safety and traceability requirements were informally agreed by MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council on Wednesday. MEPs also secured tighter information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, e.g. those used for pregnancy or DNA testing.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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Press release - Boost consumer power in the energy market, urge MEPs

Posted: 26 May 2016 03:42 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : Consumers should be given more power in the energy market, say MEPs in a resolution on a "new energy deal for energy consumers", voted on Thursday. They recommend collective buying, household power generation, better price comparison tools for all and making it easier to switch energy providers and tariffs. In a non-binding text, intended as an input to Energy Union legislation to be tabled by the EU Commission, MEPs also call for EU funds for energy efficiency to focus on energy poverty.

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Revenio Group Corporation: Paying Revenio Group Corporation Board members' fees in the form of shares held by the company

Revenio Group Corporation    

Published: 13:00 CEST 27-05-2016 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Revenio Group Corporation / : REG1V /ISIN: FI0009010912

Revenio Group Corporation: Paying Revenio Group Corporation Board members' fees in the form of shares held by the company

Revenio Group Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, May 27, 2016 at 14:00

 

PAYING REVENIO GROUP CORPORATION BOARD MEMBERS' FEES IN THE FORM OF SHARES HELD BY THE COMPANY

 

With reference to Board meeting fees, Revenio Group Corporation's AGM decided on 15th of March 2016 that 40% of the fee paid to a Board member should be paid in company shares. According to the decisions taken at the AGM and by the Board, Revenio Group Corporation has transferred to Board members a total of 2,455 shares as a part of their Board fees as follows:

 

A total of 819 shares were transferred to chairman of the Board Pekka Tammela. As a result of the transfer, his holdings in Revenio Group Corporation and other instruments issued by Revenio Group Corporation amount to 26,888 shares.

 

A total of 409 shares were transferred to Board member Ari Kohonen. As a result of the transfer, his and his nearparty holdings in Revenio Group Corporation and other instruments amount to 342,269 shares.

 

A total of 409 shares were transferred to Board member Pekka Rönkä. As a result of the transfer, his holdings in Revenio Group Corporation and other instruments issued by Revenio Group Corporation amount to 1,210 shares.

 

A total of 409 shares were transferred to Board member Kyösti Kakkonen. As a result of the transfer, his and his nearparty holdings in Revenio Group Corporation and other instruments issued by Revenio Group Corporation amount to 592,719 shares.

 

A total of 409 shares were transferred to Board member Ann-Christine Sundell. As a result of the transfer, his holdings in Revenio Group Corporation and other instruments issued by Revenio Group Corporation amount to 809 shares.

 

As a result of these transfers, the share-based Board member fees have been completely settled for the year 2016. Revenio Group Corporation now holds a total of 4,959 of its own shares.

 

Revenio Group Corporation

Olli-Pekka Salovaara

President and CEO

 

For additional information:
President & CEO Olli-Pekka Salovaara, gsm +358 (0)40 567 5520
olli-pekka.salovaara@revenio.fi
 
DISTRIBUTION:
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA)
Principal media
 

The Revenio Group in brief

 

Revenio is a Finnish, globally operating health technology corporation whose worldwide success is based on a strongly patented intraocular pressure measurement technology. The Revenio Group consists of Icare Finland Oy, Revenio Research Oy and Oscare Medical Oy, in which Revenio holds a 53% interest. The common denominators of Revenio's business operations include screening, follow-up and the global need to make cost savings through preventive health care. Revenio seeks vigorous growth in health technology. Revenio aims at developing even more efficient and easily adopted methods for the early-stage detection of diseases with significance for public health. The focus of Revenio's screening technology is on the early detection of glaucoma, osteoporosis, skin cancer and asthma, and the monitoring of these during the treatment process.

 

In 2015, the Revenio Group's net sales totaled MEUR 20.3, with its operating margin for continuing operations standing at 28.4%. Revenio Group Corporation is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.





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Geiger Counter Ltd : Holding(s) in Company

     

Published: 13:00 CEST 27-05-2016 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Geiger Counter Ltd / : GCL /ISIN: GB00B15FW330

Geiger Counter Ltd : Holding(s) in Company

 

For filings with the FCA include the annex

 

For filings with issuer exclude the annex

 

 

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

 

 

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:
ii

GEIGER COUNTER LTD

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

YES

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

 

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):

 

 

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:
iii

MITON GROUP PLC

4. Full name of shareholder(s)
 (if different from 3.):iv

 

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
v

25/05/2016

6. Date on which issuer notified:

26/05/2016

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
vi, vii

11%


 

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number
of
Shares

Number
of
Voting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of  voting rights x

Direct

Direct xi

Indirect xii

Direct

Indirect

GB00B15FW330

8,150,000

8,150,000

8,668,000

 

8,668,000

 

11.47%

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Expiration
date
xiii

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xiv

Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.

% of voting
rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Exercise price

Expiration date xvii

Exercise/
Conversion period
xviii

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

 

% of voting rights xix, xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominal

Delta

 

 

 

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

8,668,000

11.47%


 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi

 

THE MITON GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES PLC

 

7,060,513

 

 

CF MITON WORLDWIDE OPPORTUNITIES FUND

 

1,608,387

 

 

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

 

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:

 

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:

 

 


13. Additional information:

 

14. Contact name:

GEORGE LATIMER-BUTLER

15. Contact telephone number:

0203 714 1486

 





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HSBC Bank Plc : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Deutsche Boerse AG

     

Published: 12:38 CEST 27-05-2016 /GlobeNewswire /Source: HSBC Bank Plc / : /ISIN:

HSBC Bank Plc : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Deutsche Boerse AG

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1.         KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

HSBC BANK PLC

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

  Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

Deutsche Boerse AG

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:

Deutsche Boerse AG

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

26th May 2016

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?

Yes- London Stock Exchange Group Plc  

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a)        Purchases and sales

Class of relevant security

Purchases/ sales

 

Total number of securities

Highest price per unit paid/received

(EUR)

Lowest price per unit paid/received

(EUR)

Ordinary Shares

Purchase

5,443

79.32

78.81

Ordinary Shares

Sale

5,443

79.32

78.81

 

(b)        Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit (EUR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)        Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of relevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number of securities to which option relates

Exercise price per unit

Type

e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/ received per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)        Exercising

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d)        Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

Class of relevant security

Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

 

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

 

3.         OTHER INFORMATION

(a)        Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

 

 

None

 

 

(b)        Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i)  the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

 

None

 

Date of disclosure:

27th May 2016

Contact name:

Nidhi Gupta

Telephone number:

0207 088 2000

 

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.  The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

 

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.






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HSBC Bank Plc : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - London Stock Exchange Group Plc

     

Published: 12:36 CEST 27-05-2016 /GlobeNewswire /Source: HSBC Bank Plc / : /ISIN:

HSBC Bank Plc : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - London Stock Exchange Group Plc

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1.         KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

HSBC BANK PLC

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

  Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

London Stock Exchange Group Plc

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:

Deutsche Boerse AG

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

26th May 2016

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?

Yes-  Deutsche Boerse AG

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a)        Purchases and sales

 

Class of relevant security

Purchases/ sales

 

Total number of securities

Highest price per unit paid/received

Lowest price per unit paid/received

Ordinary Shares

Purchase

9,205

2,718.00 p

2,712.00 p

Ordinary Shares

Sale

118

2,718.00 p

2,718.00 p

 

(b)        Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)        Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of relevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number of securities to which option relates

Exercise price per unit

Type

e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/ received per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)        Exercising

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d)        Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

Class of relevant security

Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

 

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

 

3.         OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a)        Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

 

 

None

 

 

(b)        Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i)  the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

 

None

 

Date of disclosure:

27th May 2016

Contact name:

Nidhi Gupta

Telephone number:

0207 088 2000

 

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.  The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

 

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.






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