Companies news of 2012-06-01 (page 1)

  • Cooper Industries plc Announcement Under Irish Takeover Rules
  • AZZ incorporated Completes Acquisition of Nuclear Logistics Inc.
  • Cognizant to Present at the Needham 2012 Software & Services Conference
  • Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Hughes Telematics, Inc.
  • Walmart CEO Says Company's Enduring Values Will Continue To Drive Its Success Over The...
  • Vote To Show Support For Local Teen Artist Picture Me Broken In The San Francisco Bay...
  • NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Intel, ARM Holdings, Analog Devices, Maxim Integrated...
  • Verizon to Acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc.Verizon to Expand Capabilities in Automotive and...
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    Cooper Industries plc Announcement Under Irish Takeover Rules

    DUBLIN, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Industries plc (the "Company") announces, for purposes of the Irish Takeover Rules, that it has filed certain information with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission on May 30 and 31, 2012 and June 1, 2012, which can be obtained through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

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    NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION

    This communication is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Acquisition or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

    STATEMENT REQUIRED BY THE TAKEOVER RULES

    The directors of Cooper accept responsibility for the information contained in this communication. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the directors of Cooper (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this communication is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.

    Persons interested in 1% or more of any relevant securities in Eaton or Cooper may from the date of this communication have disclosure obligations under rule 8.3 of the Irish Takeover Panel Act, 1997, Takeover Rules 2007 (as amended).

    Goldman Sachs is acting exclusively for Cooper and no one else in connection with the Acquisition and will not be responsible to anyone other than Cooper for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs or for providing advice in relation to the Acquisition, the contents of this communication or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein.

    NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION WHERE THIS WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Cooper Industries plc

    CONTACT: Terrance Helz of Cooper Industries plc,
    terrance.helz@cooperindustries.com

    Web site: http://www.cooperindustries.com/




    AZZ incorporated Completes Acquisition of Nuclear Logistics Inc.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ incorporated ("AZZ") , a manufacturer of electrical products and a provider of galvanizing services, today announced the successful completion of substantially all of the assets of Nuclear Logistics Inc. ("NLI"), a Fort Worth, TX based provider of electrical and mechanical equipment and services for enhancing the safety of nuclear facilities. NLI will be an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AZZ.

    For the first full year under AZZ, NLI revenues are expected to be in the range of $70 to $80 million. AZZ expects the acquisition to be accretive to FY 2013 EPS by $0.20 to $0.25, which will include the expected acquisition costs and the amortization of intangible assets, including NLI's acquired backlog of approximately $75 million. The acquisition of NLI and the strategic impact on the Electrical and Industrial Products Segment will be discussed in detail at the next quarterly conference call tentatively scheduled for June 28, 2012.

    About Nuclear Logistics Inc.

    Founded in 1991, NLI has established itself as a premier provider of Electrical and Mechanical components to nuclear power plants and US Department of Energy facilities. NLI works in concert with leading equipment manufacturers to supply equipment to meet nuclear industry requirements including seismic and environmental qualification, EMI/RFI testing and software verification and validation. NLI also has custom design and manufacturing capabilities to meet the industry specific requirements. NLI's mission is to provide technically superior solutions to the nuclear industry.

    About AZZ incorporated

    AZZ incorporated is a specialty electrical equipment manufacturer serving the global markets of industrial, power generation, transmission and distributions, as well as a leading provider of hot dip galvanizing services to the North American steel fabrication market.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Certain statements herein about our expectations of future events or results constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and management's views and assumptions regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and investors must recognize that actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, changes in customer demand and response to products and services offered by AZZ, including demand by the electrical power generation markets, electrical transmission and distribution markets, the industrial markets, and the hot dip galvanizing markets; prices and raw material cost, including zinc and natural gas which are used in the hot dip galvanizing process; changes in the economic conditions of the various markets that AZZ serves, foreign and domestic, customer request delays of shipments, acquisition opportunities, currency exchange rates, adequacy of financing, and availability of experienced management employees to implement AZZ's growth strategy. AZZ has provided additional information regarding risks associated with the business in AZZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012 and other filings with the SEC, available for viewing on AZZ's website at www.azz.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. These statements are based on information as of the date hereof and AZZ assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact: Dana Perry, Senior Vice President - Finance and CFO AZZ incorporated 817-810-0095 Internet: www.azz.com Lytham Partners 602-889-9700 Joe Dorame or Robert Blum Internet: www.lythampartners.com

    AZZ incorporated

    Web site: http://www.azz.com/




    Cognizant to Present at the Needham 2012 Software & Services Conference

    TEANECK, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant , a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced that Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the following investor conference:

    Needham 2012 Software & Services Conference

    --  Date:                Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    --  Time:               12:10 PM ET
    

    Live audio webcast of this presentation will be available at Cognizant's website: http://investors.cognizant.com

    A replay of the webcasts will remain available on the company's website for 60 days.

    About Cognizant

    Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 140,500 employees as of March 31, 2012, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Cognizant

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: David Nelson, VP, Investor Relations &
    Treasurer, +1-201-498-8840, david.nelson@cognizant.com

    Web site: http://www.cognizant.com/




    Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Hughes Telematics, Inc.

    NEW YORK, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Hughes Telematics, Inc. ("Hughes" or the "Company") concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Verizon Communications Inc. ("Verizon") in a transaction valued at approximately $612 million.

    On June 1, 2012, it was announced that Hughes and Verizon have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Verizon will acquire Hughes. Under the agreement, Hughes shareholders will receive $12.00 in cash per share held.

    Our investigation concerns whether the Hughes board of directors is fulfilling its fiduciary duties, maximizing the value of the Company, disclosing all material benefits and costs, and obtaining full and fair consideration for Company shareholders.

    If you own Hughes shares and wish to discuss this matter with us, or have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this matter, please contact:

    Benjamin Sachs-Michaels, Esq.
    Robert I. Harwood, Esq.
    Harwood Feffer LLP
    488 Madison Avenue
    New York, New York 10022
    Phone Numbers: (877) 935-7400
    (212)935-7400
    Email: bsachsmichaels@hfesq.com
    Website:http://www.hfesq.com

    Harwood Feffer has been representing individual and institutional investors for many years, serving as lead counsel in numerous cases in federal and state courts. Please visit the Harwood Feffer LLP website (http://www.hfesq.com) for more information about the firm.

    Attorney Advertising.(C) 2012 Harwood Feffer LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com). Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.

    Harwood Feffer LLP

    Web site: http://www.hfesq.com/




    Walmart CEO Says Company's Enduring Values Will Continue To Drive Its Success Over The Next 50 YearsEach business unit firing on all cylinders; Overall business is strong, well-positioned and on an upward trajectory

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the company's annual shareholders meeting, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. President and CEO Mike Duke took the occasion of the retailer's 50th year in business to highlight five "enduring values" that have long been a core strength for the company and will continue to drive its success: integrity, opportunity, family and community, purpose and responsibility. Duke believes customers around the world will only increasingly expect companies to reflect these values in the years ahead.

    "You can't build a company of our size, over a 50-year time period, during so much change in the world, on a weak foundation," said Duke. "It requires bedrock that runs deep, building blocks that stay strong, and mortar that binds it all together. The values that built Walmart, defined Walmart and sustained Walmart for the past 50 years will drive our success and make us proud for the next 50 years."

    The CEO also praised the recent performance of its business segments and the company's progress in building the Next Generation Walmart. Duke applauded Walmart U.S. stores' sales comps, Walmart International's profit growth and continued sales momentum at Sam's Club. He also highlighted progress made with the productivity loop, in Global eCommerce and recruiting and retaining talent. Duke added: "I've said this before, and I'll say it again, Walmart is the best-positioned global retailer in the world today."

    Duke highlighted five "enduring values" throughout his remarks:

    --  Integrity: Duke called integrity the company's "bedrock" value, saying:
    "If you work for Walmart, there is no gray area between right and wrong.
    It's either the right thing to do, or it shouldn't be done at all.  We
    will not accept anything less than integrity."  Addressing recent
    allegations, he added, "We're working to continually strengthen our
    compliance efforts around the world.  And I want to personally assure
    you, we're doing everything we can to get to the bottom of this matter.
    We will take appropriate action when the investigation is complete."
    --  Opportunity: While discussing the training and advancement opportunities
    that Walmart provides around the world, Duke said: "If you work hard,
    develop your skills, and do a good job, you can advance at Walmart.  A
    great example is U.S. stores, where nearly 75 percent of store
    management teams started as hourly associates.  Nothing makes me prouder
    than to see associates climb the ladder and build a better life for
    themselves and their family."
    --  Family and Community:  Early in his speech, Duke talked about the
    company's long history of going above and beyond when communities are
    hit by crises.  He said that spirit is strong at Walmart every day:
    "When I tour a store, I love hearing an associate call a customer by
    name.  And I really light up when that associate asks about the
    customer's kids by name.  The fact is we aren't just associates and
    customers in our stores.  We're people who grew up together, and worship
    together, and live on the same streets.  We're friends and neighbors."
    --  Purpose:  Duke talked about how Walmart serves millions of customers
    around the world aspiring to the middle class and how the company's
    purpose of saving people money so they can live better helps them:
    "Whether I'm in China, or New Mexico, or South Africa, nothing makes it
    more real than when I visit customers in their homes.  I get to know
    them and see what Walmart really means in their lives.  At Walmart, you
    better believe our work adds up to better lives and a better world."
    --  Responsibility:  Duke echoed the responsibility theme he's highlighted
    in previous shareholder speeches: "We've been so fortunate with our
    success over the past 50 years.  And when you're given so much, you have
    a responsibility to give back and do good.  Walmart is making food
    healthier, our planet greener, and the communities we work in and live
    in stronger.  We're making a difference -- a big, big difference."
    

    Duke closed his remarks by reflecting on the timeless contributions of the company's iconic founder, Sam Walton. "I believe Sam Walton's greatest legacy was the foundation he built -- the culture, the beliefs and the enduring values," Duke said. "We can't possibly envision what the world, what retailing, what Walmart will look like in another 50 years. But if we stay true to the foundation that Sam Walton built, we'll continue to be a better company, a stronger company and a prouder company. And over the next 50 years, there will be no limit to the good we can do around the world."

    About Walmart

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 10,130 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    CONTACT: Corporate Communications, +1-800-331-0085,
    http://walmartstores.com/reporter

    Web site: http://walmartstores.com/




    Vote To Show Support For Local Teen Artist Picture Me Broken In The San Francisco Bay AreaWinner in Nationwide Pop Music Competition for Dating Violence Awareness to record song with GRAMMY Award Winners Carlos and Salvador Santana

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Picture Me Broken from Redwood City is among the seven youth artist groups from across the country participating in a nationwide pop music competition. Beginning today, local fans are encouraged to show their support for Picture Me Broken by voting on the project's website.

    Launched April 10, the PAVE (Preventing Abuse and Violence Through Education) the Way Project brings together competing teen musicians, aged 13 to 20, who share a passion for ending teen dating violence and are willing to share their stories. Fans in the San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to vote for Picture Me Broken beginning today, until the voting period closes on June 12. Voting is unlimited, and the winning artist will have the opportunity to perform in a recording of a new song written by Salvador Santana, collaborating alongside his father, 10-time GRAMMY((R)) Award winner, Carlos Santana.

    "I am deeply honored to work together with the PAVE The Way Project," said Carlos Santana. "Along with my son, Salvador, this initiative lets us send a powerful message of light, love and healing through music, to help promote healthy thriving relationships to teenagers."

    Picture Me Broken recently released "Dependency" as part of the nationwide campaign raise awareness of teen dating violence with the PAVE the Way Project. A collaboration between Verizon Wireless, Cornerstone, and MTE, Inc., PAVE the Way is designed to promote healthy relationships and empower local teens to take a stand against dating violence through the expression of pop music.

    "The dedication that Picture Me Broken has put into this project to support such an important issue has made our community proud," said Kevin Zavaglia, region president for Verizon Wireless. "We encourage Bay Area residents to vote, and thank those involved for this support with this campaign."

    Picture Me Broken's original song is available as a free download from the campaign's website and can be checked out on Picture Me Broken's web page, along with a personal video describing their involvement in the project and motivation behind getting involved. For more information and to vote now, visit the campaign's website at PAVE the Way Project.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    About Cornerstone
    Cornerstone's school-based violence prevention program teaches classes, conducts support groups and provides after-school individual mentorship to help students understand the dynamics of abusive relationships and enhance students' abilities to build their own healthy relationships. More information online at www.cornerstonemn.org.

    Music for PAVE the Way - MTE, Inc.
    Executive Producer Jacqui Thompson developed the music concept and produced the overall project along with personally hand picking the artists being featured. MTE, Inc. is a boutique agency focused on management and artist development. More information at http://www.mtentinc.com/.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545,
    Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Intel, ARM Holdings, Analog Devices, Maxim Integrated Products, and Linear Technology

    PRINCETON, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Intel , ARM Holdings , Analog Devices , Maxim Integrated Products , and Linear Technology .

    Editor Paul McWilliams spent a decades-long career in the technology industry, and has earned a reputation for his skill at communicating complex technology trends to individual investors and professional analysts alike. His reports have won over readers with their ability to unravel the complexities of the industry and, more importantly, identify which companies are likely to be the winners and losers as technology trends change.

    To get ahead of the Wall Street curve and receive Next Inning's latest reports for free, you are invited to take a free, 21-day, no obligation trial with Next Inning. For full details on this offer, please visit the following link:

    https://www.nextinning.com/subscribe/index.php?refer=prn1414

    McWilliams covers these topics and more in his latest reports:

    -- Intel: Does McWilliams agree with Morgan Stanley's recent "underweight" rating for Intel? What elements of the Intel story might Morgan Stanley's analysis be getting wrong? What is the "game changer" behind the bull case for Intel?

    -- ARM Holdings: Does McWilliams continue to expect ARM to report solid revenue growth? Can ARM's lofty valuation be supported by the fundamentals? Does McWilliams think the upcoming release of Windows 8 will benefit or disrupt ARM's near monopoly hold on the tablet market?

    -- Analog Devices: In April, when Analog Devices was trading for nearly $38, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers to look for an opportunity to accumulate shares at or below $35. McWilliams reiterated his buy call when shares of Analog Devices briefly traded below $35 last week. Why does McWilliams hold a bullish view on Analog Devices and what is his target range for the stock? What other analog and mixed-signal semiconductor stock does McWilliams think investors should consider pairing with Analog Devices and why?

    -- Maxim: Does McWilliams have a positive view of Maxim? Which stock makes a good pairing with Maxim? What differentiates Maxim from other players in the analog and mixed signal semiconductor sector?

    -- Linear Tech: Does Linear Tech stand to benefit more than rival firms from growing semiconductor content in automotive and medical applications? Why are these markets important drivers of growth and less susceptible to low-cost competition?

    Founded in September 2002, Next Inning's model portfolio has returned 261% since its inception versus 45% for the S&P 500.

    About Next Inning:

    Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks. Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.

    NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with CRD #131926. Interested parties may visit adviserinfo.sec.gov for additional information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

    CONTACT: Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research, +1-888-278-5515

    Indie Research Advisors, LLC

    Web site: http://www.nextinning.com/




    Verizon to Acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc.Verizon to Expand Capabilities in Automotive and Fleet Telematics and Accelerate Growth in Emerging Machine-to-Machine Services

    NEW YORK and ATLANTA, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. and Hughes Telematics, Inc. today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Verizon will acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc. (HTI) for $12.00 per share in cash, or a total of $612 million.

    The transaction will expand Verizon's capabilities in the automotive and fleet telematics marketplace and accelerate growth in key vertical segments, including emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) services applications driven by consumer trends and increasingly connected lifestyles. HTI is a leader in implementing the next generation of connected services for vehicles, centered on a core platform of safety, security, convenience and infotainment offerings. HTI offers a portfolio of services through its commercial fleet, aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offerings as well products and services for mHealth providers and users.

    The Board of Directors of HTI has unanimously approved the transaction upon the recommendation of its special committee, and the transaction was unanimously approved by the directors of Verizon present and voting. The transaction has also been approved by a written consent executed by holders of a majority of HTI's voting shares.

    The transaction is subject to the expiration or early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust waiting period and other customary closing conditions.

    The merger is expected to close in the third quarter of 2012, and Verizon plans to retain the existing management team and operate the new unit as a subsidiary within Verizon and operated as part of its Verizon Enterprise Solutions group. The business will continue to be headquartered in Atlanta.

    "We expect M2M and telematics to drive significant growth for Verizon and we're taking an important step forward to accelerate solutions that will unlock more opportunities for existing and new HTI and Verizon customers," said John Stratton, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "Joining Hughes Telematics' robust service-delivery platform and suite of applications with our existing assets will create a premier set of capabilities. In powerful combination with Verizon's global IP network, cloud, mobility and security solutions, Hughes Telematics' flexible service-delivery platform has the potential to reach beyond the automotive and transportation realm to create new opportunities in mHealth, asset tracking and home automation."

    HTI will play a key role in Verizon's strategy to offer platform-based solutions tailored to specific industries. Verizon earlier this year launched a new practice focused on developing telematics solutions that leverage the company's cloud and information technology (IT), security, global IP network and communications, and mobility and M2M technology platforms.

    Jeff Leddy, CEO of HTI, said, "This transaction provides Hughes Telematics' stockholders with a substantial premium over today's market price of our common stock. We are proud to join a world-class organization like Verizon which will help us continue to build and expand on our industry-leading services. This combination represents an exciting opportunity to accelerate our innovation of new services and global growth and to bring these services to more customers and industries worldwide."

    Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings offered over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizon.com/enterprise to learn more.

    Verizon was represented by UBS Investment Bank and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. HTI was represented by Barclays and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and the special committee of the Board of Directors of HTI was represented by Moelis & Company LLC and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

    About Verizon

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 93 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 192,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

    About Hughes Telematics, Inc.

    Hughes Telematics, Inc. is a leader in implementing the next generation of connected services. The company offers a portfolio of location-based services for consumers, manufacturers, fleets and dealers through two-way wireless connectivity. In-Drive(R), HTI's aftermarket solution, offers safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services. Networkfleet, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HTI located in San Diego, California, offers remote vehicle diagnostics, an integrated GPS tracking and emissions monitoring system for wireless fleet vehicle management. A majority owned subsidiary of HTI, Lifecomm, located in Atlanta, Georgia, plans to offer mobile personal emergency response services through a wearable lightweight device with one-touch access to emergency assistance. Additional information about HTI can be found at www.hughestelematics.com.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by email, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It

    In connection with the proposed acquisition, Hughes Telematics intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including Hughes Telematics' information statement in preliminary and definitive form. Hughes Telematics stockholders are strongly advised to read all relevant documents filed with the SEC, including Hughes Telematics' information statement, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. These documents will be available at no charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, documents will also be available for free from Hughes Telematics by contacting Hughes Telematics' Investor Relations at ir@hughestelematics.com.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this communication regarding the proposed transaction between Verizon and Hughes Telematics, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, benefits of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and products and any other statements regarding Verizon's and Hughes Telematics' future expectations, beliefs, goals or prospects constitute forward-looking statements made within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (collectively, forward-looking statements). Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "may," "can," "will," "should," "could," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "intends," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "targets," "goals," "projects," "outlook," "continue," "preliminary," "guidance," or variations of such words, similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology) should also be considered forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the parties' ability to consummate the transaction; the results and impact of the announcement of the transaction; the timing for satisfying the conditions to the completion of the transaction, including the receipt of the regulatory approvals required for the transaction; the parties' ability to meet expectations regarding the timing and completion of the transaction; the possibility that the parties may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies within the expected time-frames or at all and to successfully integrate Hughes Telematics' operations into those of Verizon or that such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; operating costs, customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers, clients or suppliers) may be greater than expected following the transaction; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Hughes Telematics and others related to the transaction; the retention of certain key employees of Hughes Telematics may be difficult; changes in technology and competition; implementation and results of Hughes Telematics' ongoing strategic initiatives; changes in customer needs or demands; Hughes Telematics' ability to negotiate and enter into new commercial relationships or strategic alliances if at all; and the other factors described in Verizon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and in its most recent quarterly report filed with the SEC, and Hughes Telematics' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and in its most recent quarterly report filed with the SEC. Verizon and Hughes Telematics assume no obligation to update the information in this communication, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

    Verizon Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Bob Varettoni, Verizon, +1-908-559-6388,
    robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com, Jeffrey Nelson, Verizon, +1-917-968-9175,
    jeffrey.nelson@verizon.com, Kevin Link, Hughes Telematics, Inc.,
    +1-404-573-5804, kevin.link@hughestelematics.com

    Web site: http://www.verizon.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    Sierra Resource Group to launch newly designed website.

    KINGMAN, Ariz., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Resource Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "Sierra") announced today that it plans to launch its new website in June. Sierra engaged Miami based IT firm, Ingenium Solutions, LLC, to design and build the Company's new website, which will feature easy access to the latest Company news, descriptions of the Sierra's mining properties, resource reports and operations, and a separate section for investor information, including direct links to SEC filings and corporate governance policies. Ingenium is a well respected, total service IT firm that will be handling all IT work for Sierra in the future.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/LA16993LOGO)

    "We are very pleased with the design work of the firm, Ingenium Solutions, LLC, and the special attention its President Antonio Manueco gave to the project," said J. Rod Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Sierra.

    Mr. Martin added: "Sierra intends to use its website http://www.sierragroupinc.com as a means of disclosing material information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under SEC Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included on the Company's website under the headings 'Latest News'. Accordingly, investors should monitor such portions of the Company's website, in addition to following the Company's press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts."

    About the company:

    Sierra Resource Group Inc. is a U.S based exploration and mining company committed to the exploration, discovery and development of gold, silver, copper and other mineral resources. Sierra's primary asset is 90% ownership of the Chloride Copper Mine located near Kingman Arizona. The technical report, NI43-101, by Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates March 10, 2006, estimates the Chloride Copper Mine contains 27,000,000 pounds of copper. The company is looking to expand throughout the Americas in the near future.

    Sierra plans to use open pit mining and plans to reopen the existing SX/EW plant on site with the maximum capability of producing up to 5,400,000 pounds of Copper Cathode per year. The existing SX/EW Plant On-Site is environmentally friendly, cost effective and a quick production process according to an article published by the Copper Development Association in August 2001.

    The Chloride Copper Mine deposit is hosted by Late Tertiary conglomerates and, to a lesser extent, by Quaternary alluvium and Cretaceous granitic rocks. Copper mineralization at Chloride Copper Mine is in the form of mineralized lenses contained within a paleochannel approximately a few thousand feet long and up to 750 feet wide. The source of copper at Chloride Copper Mine is interpreted to be the low grade porphyry-type copper mineralization at Alum Wash, about 3.5 miles northeast of the Chloride Copper Mine deposit. The mineralization is characterized by dark blue to black rock similar to the Exotica deposit, a satellite of the huge Chuquicamata copper deposit in Chile.

    Sierra's management and Board of Directors consist of expert geophysicists, mining professionals and experienced business people.

    FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Sierra Resource Group, Inc.
    Ph. 702.462.7285
    For more information visit our website:
    www.sierragroupinc.com

    J. Rod Martin CEO
    Rmartin@sierragroupinc.com

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this document do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. You can anticipate that actual results will be different due to the inherent uncertainty of estimates; forecasts and projections may be better or worse than projected. Forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to expected financial and operating results and the Company's ability to achieve its goals, plans and objectives. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include among others: the Company's limited operating history, the speculative nature of the Company's planned operations, difficulty in developing new projects, difficulty gaining necessary governmental approvals, the Company's lack of market research and marketing organization, the Company's inexperience in operating internationally, and difficulty managing rapid growth. At this time, there can be no assurance that the Company will obtain the financing it needs to execute its plans. For a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties of Sierra Resource Group's business, please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012, and the Company's Reports on Form 8-K, all filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as subsequently amended. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this document or with respect to any of the information described herein.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/LA16993LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Sierra Resource Group, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.sierragroupinc.com/




    AT&T Brings A "COW" To Girls Scouts' CamporeeCell On Wheels Enhances Wireless Capacity at Barnstable County Fairgrounds to Support 2,000 Expected Camporee AttendeesGirl Scouts Will Take the Pledge to Drive Safely and Earn the AT&T "IT CN W8" Patch

    EAST FALMOUTH, Mass., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As more than 2,000 New England-area Girl Scouts and their families converge on Barnstable County Fairgrounds for this weekend's 100th Anniversary Forever Green Camporee and Festival, AT&T* is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience.

    The company has deployed a cell on wheels (COW) at the Barnstable Fairgrounds to accommodate expected increased wireless network demands from a crowd of 2,000 attendees at the event, which runs from June 1 to June 3. The temporary network enhancements are part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to prepare for and provide the best possible mobile experience during special events in Massachusetts like the Camporee.

    "With thousands of Girl Scouts and their parents attending this weekend's event, our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, whether they are sending a text or uploading a photo to their favorite social networking site," said Patricia Jacobs, president of AT&T New England.

    This investment in the Camporee is an extension of AT&T's overall commitment to Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. As a sponsor of the yearlong celebration of the Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary Celebration, AT&T launched, in March, its "IT CN W8" Girl Scouts patch. More than 1,000 Girl Scouts are expected to take AT&T's "It Can Wait" pledge not to text and drive - and receive their patches - at the Camporeee this weekend.

    "We are grateful to AT&T for investing in girls and helping us celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary year," said Ruth N. Bramson, CEO,Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. "AT&T's sponsorship will not only enhance the overall Camporee experience for all attendees, but it will help address an urgent safety issue through the 'It Can Wait' pledge. I am so proud that our girls will be leaders in the effort to reduce texting while driving."

    AT&T also will provide tablets at the Camporee for use by Girl Scouts and their families to check email or surf the web while in the Girl Scout Store and the Chaperones' Coffee House.

    Enhancing wireless coverage at special events is just one way AT&T is investing in its Massachusetts wireless network. AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Boston in 2011, providing mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.**

    AT&T's mobile data network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile Internet services in more than 130 countries.

    AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 225,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    **Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.

    *** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

    Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

    (C) 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Meaghan Wims of Duffy & Shanley, +1-401-278-4434,
    mwims@duffyshanley.com, for AT&T New England

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    Pentair announces key leadership changes

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jim Lucas to the position of vice president of Investor Relations effective immediately. Lucas will replace Sara Zawoyski, previously vice president of Investor Relations, who has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer for Pentair's Technical Products business. To ensure a smooth transition, Lucas and Zawoyski will work closely together through August 1, 2012.

    Lucas joins Pentair from Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, an independently operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he had a successful fourteen year career. From 1998 until joining Pentair, Lucas served as a Managing Director/Research where he provided in-depth research and analysis on multi-national companies in all phases of the business cycle. Previously, Lucas held various research analyst roles at NatWest Securities and Raymond James. He will report to John L. Stauch, Pentair chief financial officer.

    "We are delighted to have Jim join the Pentair team," said Stauch. "His financial acumen, industry knowledge and strong relationships with the investment community position him well to lead investor relations during this important part of our transformational journey." Lucas received a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from Tampa College in Tampa, Florida.

    Zawoyski has led Investor Relations for Pentair since June 2010. Prior to that, she held progressively responsible investor relations, finance and audit roles at PepsiAmericas and PricewaterhouseCoopers. As Pentair's vice president of Investor Relations, she was instrumental in advancing Pentair's overall strategy and investor relations capabilities. "Sara's leadership, business acumen and demonstrated results make her a great addition to our Technical Products' leadership team," said Randall J. Hogan, Pentair chairman and chief executive officer.

    About Pentair, Inc.

    Pentair (www.pentair.com) is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pentair Water and Fluid Solutions is a leading provider of innovative water and fluid processing products and solutions used in a wide range of applications. Pentair Technical Products is a leading provider of products that enclose and protect some of the world's most sensitive electronics and electrical equipment, ensuring their safe, secure and reliable performance. With 2011 revenues of $3.5 billion, Pentair employs over 15,000 people worldwide.

    Pentair Contacts:
    Media:
    Betsy Day, 763-656-5537
    betsy.day@pentair.com
    or
    Financial Analysts and Investors:
    Sara Zawoyski, 763-656-5575
    sara.zawoyski@pentair.com

    Pentair, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.pentair.com/




    Teleste at ANGA Cable 2012: Teleste Extends Intelligent Networks Offering

    ANGA Cable, COLOGNE, Germany, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    At the ANGA Cable conference, Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, will introduce several new products and solutions to its Intelligent Networks offering. Teleste's Intelligent Networks solutions reduce the need for on-site maintenance and can lower network operating costs even up to 50 percent, making Intelligent Networks an intelligent investment for cable operators across Europe. Additionally, Teleste will launch the Network Genius iPad game that lets players try their hand in maintaining a cable network through a fun computer game. ANGA Cable 2012 takes place in Cologne from the 12th to 14th of June 2012. Teleste welcomes you to learn more and visit us at stand E19.

    With constantly increasing operating costs and customer demand for new services such as OTT and HDTV, cable operators need to both invest in new network equipment and lower their operating expenses to remain competitive. Teleste addresses this issue with Intelligent Networks concept, which helps cable operators increase the value of their networks - by improving operational efficiency, providing real-time monitoring, and automatically isolating problems. At ANGA Cable, Teleste will showcase:

    Access Networks

    - The first intelligent deep fibre node, the Teleste AC8700, which brings intelligence to the edge of the network. Teleste AC8700 is an intelligent fibre optical node that can adjust itself automatically and adapt to changing demands of the networks. Featuring very high capacity, the AC8700 enables operators to connect twice the amount of subscribers to the network.

    - Digital return path transmitter for AC9000 doubles the capacity of existing networks without the need to install new fibre connections. Digital return path offers an easy way to increase capacity of existing fibres. This new technology provides savings on fibre infrastructure costs while ensuring excellent upstream signal and allowing longer fibre links. At ANGA Cable 2012, Teleste will introduce the DOCSIS transponder for the AC9000 node.

    - Extensions to CXE family of fibre optic network devices, which bring broadband operators the best choices for economical and reliable fibre optic nodes. New additions to the product family are the CXE810 optical receiver, CXE852 dual optical receiver with remote management, and the CXE860 universal optical node.

    - New downstream C-band optical transmission HDO-modules. At ANGA Cable, Teleste introduces new HDO modules to complement a product family that covers full range of headend optics and provides high capacity in a cost-effective way. The HDO family concept includes the HDO772 fibre transmitter with the HDO750 series optical amplifiers. The HDO772 is a directly modulated forward path transmitter that answers that offers high-quality performance with lower power consumption while the HDO750 series products allow pay- as-you-grow modularity with high density and low footprint. Combining the HDO772 and HDO750 series makes a powerful pair for C-band optical transmission.

    Headend offering

    - New Teleste Optimo transcoder for Cable TV, broadcast IPTV and OTT applications. Optimo introduces adaptive streaming with multiscreen transcoding and advanced image enhancement, which enable operators to provide video efficiently to almost any device. The new Optimo complements Teleste Luminato digital head-end platform and gives operators true multiscreen transcoding capability in a very compact solution. Optimo can transcode from one or more input streams to several output resolutions simultaneously. It automatically adjusts bitrates to fit available bandwidth and end device resolution while maintaining the precise ratio of quality to bit rate. - Luminato head-end platform will be enhanced with an FEC codec module, which brings advanced IP forward error correction to Luminato.

    Network Services

    - Rapidly changing business environment and increasing demand for more network services challenge modern HFC and Cable TV network operators. At ANGA Cable 2012, Teleste will highlight its Network Services unit, which helps operators design, maintain and upgrade cable networks. Teleste Network Services operates in several European countries and it is the leading network service company in the German markets. Teleste Network Services is a trusted partner with local understanding who knows operators reality, needs and challenges. Through close collaboration with customers and highly skilled workforce, Teleste Network Services helps operators lower network infrastructure lifespan costs and develop their business.

    World Premier: Network Genius iPad game

    - Network Genius iPad game, the first game ever to feature cable network maintenance in an iPad game! The game highlights in an entertaining way the benefits of intelligent networks concepts, and challenges the players to test their skills and see who has the wits to manage a network occasionally troubled by errors. At ANGA Cable, Teleste will run a leader board and award the best player at the show. The game works on iPads and is available for download from iTunes App Store.

    About Teleste

    Teleste is an international technology group founded in 1954, which is specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services. The group is active in two business segments, Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services; in both fields, we are among the global leaders. Video is at the core of our business activities, with a focus on the processing, transmission and management of video and data for operators and public authorities who provide multiple video-related information, entertainment and security services to end-users. Video and Broadband Solutions business segment has the emphasis on product solutions for broadband access networks, video service platforms and video surveillance applications. Network Services segment deliver comprehensive network service solutions including new construction, rebuilding, upgrading, planning and maintenance services of cable networks. In 2011 the group's net sales totalled EUR 184 million and the group employed 1319 persons at the year-end. The company has approximately 30 offices world-wide and over 90% of Teleste's net sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. http://www.teleste.com for more information.

    Press materials can be downloaded from http://www.teleste.com/anga

    Press Contact Mika Kavanti VP, Marketing and Channel Sales, Video and Broadband Solutions, Teleste +358505871104 mika.kavanti@teleste.com Mirkka Lamppu Manager, Communications +358407488719 mirkka.lamppu@teleste.com

    Teleste



    Comcast Helps Power The Digital Home With The Launch Of "Xfinity Home" Service In FresnoBroadband-Based System Enables Customers to Remotely Monitor Their Home and Control Digital Thermostats and Lights in Real-Time

    LIVERMORE, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity(R) Home in portions of the company's Fresno and South Valley service areas (see complete list of cities below). Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home. The service also comes with the Xfinity Home app, which is available for free on Apple's iTunes App Store(R) and Google Play for Android(TM).

    Xfinity Home will launch on Wednesday, June 6th for Comcast customers from Merced south to Tulare, including the following cities: Atwater, Clovis, Crows Landing, Del Rey, Dinuba, Dos Palos, Exeter, Farmersville, Firebaugh, Fowler, Friant, Fresno, Grayson, Hanford, Kerman, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Los Banos, Madera, Mendota, Merced, Parlier, Pinedale, Porterville, Reedley, Riverdale, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma, Tulare, Visalia and Winton.

    "Xfinity Home brings digital home monitoring to a new level," said Mitch Bowling, Senior Vice President and General Manager of New Businesses for Comcast Cable. "It comes with a range of broadband-based technologies that empower customers to stay better connected to their home virtually anytime, anywhere."

    Downloadable high resolution B-roll footage of the service is available via YouSendIt from the following link: Xfinity Home Broll.mov(2).zip.

    Xfinity Home offers consumers the ability to create personalized settings that can do things like provide real-time e-mail or text alerts when doors open or close or when motion detectors report activity occurring inside or outside of the home. In addition, the service comes with a tablet-like touch screen with a menu of widgets that allow access to the latest weather, news, traffic, and sports scores.

    In addition to 24/7 professional monitoring, Xfinity Home provides customers with the ability to:

    --  watch live streaming video of their home via wireless cameras;
    --  access security controls remotely via a Web portal or the Xfinity Home
    app for the iPhone;
    --  manage home utilities like digital thermostats and lights;
    --  have more peace of mind since both battery and cellular backup helps
    ensure customers remain fully protected even in the event of a power
    outage.
    

    "It's exhilarating to introduce a state-of-the-art service like Xfinity Home, with its combination of next-generation security and automated home control, to Central California," said Curt Henninger, regional senior vice president of Comcast's California Region. "This cutting edge product leverages the power and flexibility of our fiber optic broadband network to bring remote energy management and live video monitoring of the home to our customers in the region."

    Today, Comcast is selling the Xfinity Home Preferred Package for as low as $39.95 per month. Comcast is also offering free installation for the Preferred Package in the new South Valley launch areas until July 8, 2012. Xfinity Home customers will also be eligible to receive up to a 20 percent discount on their homeowners' insurance. Visit www.xfinity.com/home for more information on pricing, equipment and additional features.

    The service was first unveiled in Houston in mid-2010 with the name Xfinity Home Security and is continuing to roll out into various markets in the U.S.

    About Comcast Cable

    Comcast Corporation (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

    Comcast

    CONTACT: Bryan Byrd, Comcast, +1-916-515-2821,
    bryan_byrd@cable.comcast.com, http://comcastcalifornia.mediaroom.com

    Web site: http://www.comcast.com/




    Universal Tracking Solutions, Inc. Announces Record First Quarter Results of 2012Sales Increase 170% from year ago period

    PHOENIX, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Tracking Solutions , a fleet management GPS information and tracking provider, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

    The company announced record sales results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter ending March 31st, 2012. The company reported revenue of $318,478 and a slight profit of $7,442 versus $117,892 of revenue and a (loss) of ($17,220) for the same quarter last year. During the quarter ending March 31st, 2012 gross revenue increased 170% reflecting increased income and higher margin sales in new product lines. As previously stated, new GPS products and GPS services have significantly increased growth.

    "The present condition of our new GPS tracking systems and increased demand for this service has positively impacted our core business," said CEO Keith Tench. "While our emphasis is growth, our priority is to keep strong cash flow and profitability. Our commitment to our customers and shareholders alike remains; Universal Tracking Solutions will do whatever it can to maintain our current growth rate," said Tench.

    About Universal Tracking Solutions, Inc.

    Universal Tracking Solutions, Inc. is a Mobility Solutions Company delivering the most advanced products in GPS Fleet Management, Telemetry and Telematics. UTS provides these solutions to a wide array of market verticals including but not limited to construction, community transportation, governmental agencies, HVAC, heavy equipment rental, transportation/logistics, waste management, and many more. Third part integration and custom development capabilities set UTS apart, giving clients the most beneficial mobility management tools available. www.universaltrackingsolutions.com

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements covered within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and products, statements about future market conditions, supply and demand conditions, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact and involve risks and uncertainties. Our expectations regarding future revenues depend upon our ability to develop and supply products and services that we may not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words "plan," "expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and changes in pervasive markets.

    CONTACT:
    Universal Tracking Solutions
    Keith Tench, CEO
    480-855-8877
    ir@utsgps.com
    www.utsgps.com

    Universal Tracking Solutions, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.universaltrackingsolutions.com/
    http://www.utsgps.com/




    Mikros Systems to Exhibit at Navy Opportunity Forum

    PRINCETON, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikros Systems Corporation today announced that the Company plans to exhibit at the upcoming Navy Opportunity Forum from June 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia. Mikros will be showcasing an Energy Harvesting MicroBuoy, which was developed under the Navy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and incorporates the wave energy conversion technology of Ocean Power Technologies. Chuck Bristow, Vice President of Engineering, will be presenting a briefing on Monday, June 4, at 10:05 a.m. Eastern.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/PH16889LOGO)

    The Navy Opportunity Forum provides a preview of over 250 technologies funded by: the Navy's SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs; the Navy's Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTAs); and the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Forum provides a unique opportunity to examine technologies and initiate relationships with small advanced technology firms.

    For additional information on the Forum, please see: www.navyopportunityforum.com.

    About Mikros

    Mikros Systems Corporation is an advanced technology company specializing in the research and development of electronic systems technology, primarily for military applications. Classified by the U.S. Department of Defense as a small business, its capabilities include technology management, electronic systems engineering and integration, radar systems engineering, combat/command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems engineering, and communications engineering. Mikros' primary business is to pursue and obtain contracts from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Navy, and other governmental authorities. For more information on Mikros visit: www.mikrossystems.com

    Important Information about Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this news release other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements which contain our current expectations about our future results. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties. We have attempted to identify any forward-looking statements by using words such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "expects," "intends," "may," "should" and other similar expressions. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in all of our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results, events or financial positions to differ materially from those included within the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in business conditions, a decline or redirection of the U.S. Defense budget, the failure of Congress to approve a budget or a continuing resolution, the termination of any contracts with the U.S. Government, changes in our sales strategy and product development plans, changes in the marketplace, continued services of our executive management team, our limited marketing experience, competition between us and other companies seeking SBIR grants, competitive pricing pressures, market acceptance of our products under development, delays in the development of products, statements of assumption underlying any of the foregoing, and other factors disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/PH16889LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Mikros Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: Chris Witty, Darrow Associates, +1-646-438-9385,
    cwitty@darrowir.com

    Web site: http://www.mikrossystems.com/




    eOn Communications Appoints Stephen Swartz, Principal Executive Officer and announces resignation of James W. Hopper, Chief Executive Officer and President

    CORINTH, Miss., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- eOn Communications Corporation(TM) (the "Company"), a leading provider of telecommunications solutions, today announced the appointment of Mr. Stephen Swartz, age 57, as Principal Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. James W. Hopper is resigning as Chief Executive Officer and President effective June 8, 2012. Mr. Hopper will continue to serve the Company on a part-time basis in an advisory role and will remain a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.

    Mr. Swartz brings a wealth of experience to his new role having been deeply involved in all aspects of the Company over the past three years. Most recently, Mr. Swartz served as Vice President of Sales for both the Company and Cortelco. Prior to joining Cortelco, he was Vice President of Business Development for King Technologies, Inc., a service and distribution center for major brands of business telecommunications systems, from 2003 until 2008. Mr. Swartz attended the University of Minnesota.

    Mr. Hopper stated, "I want to express my deep appreciation to my fellow employees, customers and colleagues who took an interest in my career, any success I may have had is due to them. I also want to thank the Company's Board of Directors for their support over the past three years. I am proud of the Cortelco contribution of more than one million dollars in income per year since 2009 and the substantial reduction in the eOn product line operating losses. After an almost 48 year career it is time to step aside and let others with new vision, ideas and strategies lead the company. While I will be spending more time with family, volunteering for community and church service my intent is to continue to contribute in sales, service, customer relations and other areas as needed."

    Mr. David Lee, chairman of eOn's Board of Directors noted, "I would like to thank Jim for his many years of dedicated service to the Company. His invaluable contributions over the years have been appreciated. I am pleased that he will continue his service to the Company in an advisory role. I also want to welcome Steve to his new position on the eOn team. Steve is an accomplished senior executive and has a long background in the telecommunications industry."

    About eOn Communications(TM)

    eOn Communications Corporation(TM) is a global provider of innovative communications solutions. Backed by over 20 years of telecommunications engineering expertise, our solutions enable our customers to easily leverage advanced technologies in order to communicate more effectively. To find out more information about eOn Communications and its solutions, visit the World Wide Web at www.eoncommunications.com, or call 408-694-3339.

    Note:

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including technical and competitive factors, which could cause the Company's results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Such risks are detailed in eOn Communications Corporation's most recent Form 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    eOn Communications Corporation, the mark eOn, and eQueue are trademarks of eOn Communications Corporation.

    eOn Communications Corporation

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, eOn Communications, +1-408-694-3339,
    investorrelations@eoncc.com

    Web site: http://www.eoncommunications.com/




    Vimicro Chairman and CEO Dr. Deng Meets with the Minister of Public Security on the Role of the SVAC Surveillance Standard in China

    BEIJING, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Vimicro International Corporation ("Vimicro" or the "Company"), a leading multimedia semiconductor and IP-based surveillance solution provider, today announced that Vimicro's Chairman and CEO, Dr. John Deng, met with China's State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, Mr. Jianzhu Meng, on May 24, 2012 in Beijing. The meeting took place before Dr. Deng delivered a speech on the Internet of Things and Public Security to a national audience of police officers, both onsite and via video conference. During the meeting, Mr. Meng highly praised the role that SVAC (Surveillance Video and Audio Coding) plays in strengthening China's law enforcement and also thanked Dr. Deng and the other scientists and engineers who participated in the development of this national standard.

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    Earlier this year, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security issued a "Task Mandate for All Public Security Agencies Regarding Video Image Integration and Sharing," and has officially adopted Vimicro's SVAC standard as a core required industry standard in China. Previously, the SVAC standard was approved and officially released by the Standardization Administration of China in December 2010.

    "We are pleased that SVAC has been selected as a core required technology standard by the Ministry of Public Security," commented Dr. John Deng, Vimicro's Chairman and CEO. "We firmly believe that SVAC will significantly advance the domestic surveillance market and that the use of SVAC-based chips and related products will become commonplace in China. We look forward to SVAC chips and products also becoming a significant growth driver for Vimicro as we further develop the technology."

    About SVAC

    The Surveillance Video and Audio Coding (SVAC) is the first national standard for the Chinese security and surveillance industry and is considered crucial for the establishment of the public security and criminal prevention system in China. SVAC has been approved and officially released by the Standardization Administration of China and the first Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security of China. SVAC was initiated and co-developed by Vimicro and the Ministry of Public Security, along with contributions from more than 40 scientific research institutes, universities and security industry companies. SVAC aims to promote the orderly development of the surveillance industry in China, while enabling greater interconnectivity and providing more intelligent data analysis through the use of digital technologies and rules-based processes. SVAC is also the first fundamental technology that will enable surveillance's transition from the analog world to a fully digital, high definition, open and intelligent surveillance network. SVAC is the preferred protocol in Chinese government contracts and available to all companies participating in the surveillance industry in China.

    About Vimicro International Corporation

    Vimicro International Corporation is a leading multimedia semiconductor and solution provider that designs, develops and markets mixed-signal semiconductor products and system-level solutions that enable multimedia capabilities in a variety of products for PC/Notebook, consumer electronics and surveillance markets. Vimicro is aggressively expanding business into the surveillance market with system-level solutions and semiconductor products to capitalize on China's domestic demand. Vimicro's ADSs, each of which represents four ordinary shares, are currently trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "VIMC."

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Vimicro's expectations and forecasts, contain forward-looking statements. Vimicro may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Vimicro's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the company's ability to develop and sell new mobile multimedia products; the expected growth of the mobile multimedia market; the company's ability to increase sales of notebook camera multimedia processors; the company's ability to retain existing customers and acquire new customers and respond to competitive market conditions; the company's ability to respond in a timely manner to the evolving multimedia market and changing consumer preferences and industry standards and to stay abreast of technological changes; the company's ability to secure sufficient foundry capacity in a timely manner; the company's ability to effectively protect its intellectual property and the risk that it may infringe on the intellectual property of others; and cyclicality of the semiconductor industry. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Vimicro's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Vimicro does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and Vimicro undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Vimicro International Corporation

    CONTACT: Company Contact: Vimicro International Corporation: Mr. Richard
    Wu, Chief Financial Officer, +86-10-6894-8888 x8811, ir@vimicro.com; Ms.
    Anita Zhang, IR Associate Manager, +86-10-6894-8888 x7401,
    zhangjiayi@vimicro.com; Investor Contact: CCG Investor Relations: Mr. John
    Harmon, CFA, Sr. Account Manager, +86-10-8573-1014, john.harmon@ccgir.com;
    Mr. Roger Ellis, Senior Partner & SVP for M.I., +1-310-954-1332,
    roger.ellis@ccgir.com

    Web site: http://www.vimicro.com/




    Zebra Technologies Offers New Printer Series

    BOURNE END, England, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    ZT200(TM) Series Part of Zebra Strategy to Move Product Portfolio to One

    That Offers Seamless Enterprise Experience

    Zebra Technologies Corporation , a recognised global leader in technologies that extend real-time visibility into business operations, today announced the release of the ZT200 printer series, a new line of printers intended for light industrial and commercial applications. The new series offers advanced printer integration capabilities and complete device management.

    "Zebra's ZT200 series highlights our commitment to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers by providing solutions that will increase productivity and drive efficiency. From the design to the features, these latest offerings address the pain points of our customers while providing them with a reliable platform that can be updated in the field," said Richard Hughes-Rowlands, EMEA Product Manager, Zebra Technologies. "We are excited to offer this series of industrial printers as they are fast, easy to use, and compatible in a multitude of environments, including those with existing printers and systems."

    The ZT200 tabletop printers allow organisations to improve efficiency in a variety of verticals. Some of the specific uses include:

    - Manufacturing - light work-in-process tracking, inventory management - Transportation & logistics - order picking and packing, shipping and receiving, and compliance labelling - Retail - warehouse logistics and back-of-store applications - Healthcare - specimen labelling and pharmacy labelling

    "This is an exciting time for bar code printers and other AIDC technologies as new adopters are turning to these technologies. The ZT200 answers the market need of small and medium-sized businesses interested in these technologies to increase business efficiencies," said Richard Hughes-Rowlands. "We are thrilled to bring this product to customers around the world via our strategic alliances and industry-leading channel partners."

    The new line of printers fit into customers' existing enterprises and is durable and able to withstand harsh environments. Also, the ZT200 series helps limit ownership costs and maximises printer uptime because it is easy to connect to the network and maintain without the use of tools while the intuitive user interface simplifies the user's learning curve for the product. In addition, the ZT200 printers address a number of customer needs with its design, which is a smaller size to fit into crowded workspaces and which features a bi-fold door, making it easier to change the media when the printer is used in a cramped space.

    "Our testing of the ZT200 printer was very positive, we particularly like the size of the new printer and the reduction in space needed to reload supplies," said Madhav Rao, CIO, Lulu Group, one of the largest retail chains in the Gulf region.

    With more than 25 years of proven industry leadership in mission critical printing, Zebra is now offering the ZT200 printer series globally. More information is available at http://www.zebra.com.

    About Zebra Technologies

    A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit http://www.zebra.com.

    Zebra Technologies

    CONTACT: Contact: Alex Budge, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide,
    +44-207-309-1013, alex.budge@uk.ogilvypr.com




    LAST-incubated Social Advertising Company, Virurl, Featured in TechCrunch

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: LAST), a seed-stage venture fund and technology incubator, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Virurl, Inc. ("VIRURL") was featured in premier online technology publication, TechCrunch.

    The article can be found on TechCrunch: Virurl Raises $1.2M To Reward Users For Spreading Viral Content

    VIRURL is a viral advertising platform that allows brands and media owners to instantly launch viral campaigns by incentivizing Web users to share links with their friends. "We know that people are social, and that the Web is social, so it makes sense that ads should be social as well," said Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, CEO and Co-founder of VIRURL. "The holy grail for brand advertisers is having a piece of their content go viral -- it really is about peer-to-peer sharing -- and with VIRURL, we've created an online marketplace that makes that possible in under 60 seconds."


    About Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, Inc. - www.last.vc

    Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, Inc. is a publicly traded Business Development Company (BDC) operating as a venture fund and technology incubator that creates, builds, and invests in web and mobile technology companies. LAST develops digital media, social networking, and life sciences products in its technology incubator, and has a portfolio of six companies at different stages of development. LAST's mission is to foster technology innovation by partnering with the most talented entrepreneurs in southern California and providing them with the capital, support and tools to bring their ideas to market and commercialize their products.

    About VIRURL, Inc. - www.virurl.com

    VIRURL is an online marketplace that allows brands to create instant viral marketing and advertising campaigns on the web. The VIRURL platform enables marketers to launch global viral campaigns by compensating Internet users to share videos, articles, music, promotional material and other media with their friends via digital formats such as email, or social networks.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements included in this release related to Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, Inc. and its portfolio companies constitute or may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties such as the inherent uncertainty of investing in early-stage technology companies, the technological and financial difficulties inherent in these activities, and the Company's ability to estimate accurately net revenues due to variability in size, scope and duration of projects. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect the Company's financial results can be found in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology

    CONTACT: Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, Inc., Bryce Knight,
    +1-310-694-0640, www.last.vc

    Web site: http://www.last.vc/




    Microsoft Outlines Revenue Recognition for the Windows Upgrade OfferCompany will defer a portion of revenue from sales of Windows 7 to OEMs.

    REDMOND, Wash., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows Upgrade Offer providing consumers who buy qualifying Windows 7 PCs the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $14.99 (U.S.) during the time of the promotion.

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    Beginning June 2, 2012, consumers who purchase up to five new Windows 7 PCs preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate will be eligible to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro upon general availability of Windows 8. Qualifying purchases must be made before January 31, 2013, and offers must be redeemed by February 28, 2013.

    For additional details on the Windows Upgrade Offer, please see the company's announcement at http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.

    Unlike previous upgrade programs, Microsoft will manage the redemption process, including eligibility verification, payment, software delivery, and support. Delivery of Windows 8 Pro will occur via electronic software distribution.

    In association with the Windows Upgrade Offer, Microsoft will defer revenue from eligible sales under the program to the earlier of the fulfillment date or the program's expiration date. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, Microsoft will defer an estimated $450 million to $550 million of revenue. The deferral only impacts the timing of revenue recognition and will not impact cash flows from operations.

    Microsoft Investor Relations will host a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. PDT today to discuss details of the accounting treatment for the program. The conference call will be hosted by Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, and Bill Koefoed, general manager of Investor Relations, and will be made available on the Microsoft Investor Relations website.

    About Microsoft
    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    Statements in this release that are "forward-looking statements" are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

    --  execution and competitive risks in transitioning to cloud-based
    computing;
    --  challenges to Microsoft's business model;
    --  intense competition in all of Microsoft's markets;
    --  Microsoft's continued ability to protect its intellectual property
    rights;
    --  claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of
    others;
    --  the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of
    Microsoft's source code;
    --  actual or perceived security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products that
    could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
    --  improper disclosure of personal data that could result in liability and
    harm to Microsoft's reputation;
    --  outages and disruptions of services provided to customers directly or
    through third parties if Microsoft fails to maintain an adequate
    operations infrastructure;
    --  government litigation and regulation affecting how Microsoft designs and
    markets its products;
    --  Microsoft's ability to attract and retain talented employees;
    --  delays in product development and related product release schedules;
    --  significant business investments that may not gain customer acceptance
    and produce offsetting increases in revenue;
    --  unfavorable changes in general economic conditions, disruption of our
    partner networks or sales channels, or the availability of credit that
    affect demand for Microsoft's products and services or the value of our
    investment portfolio;
    --  adverse results in legal disputes;
    --  unanticipated tax liabilities;
    --  quality or supply problems in Microsoft's consumer hardware or other
    vertically integrated hardware and software products;
    --  impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a charge
    to earnings;
    --  exposure to increased economic and regulatory uncertainties from
    operating a global business;
    --  geopolitical conditions, natural disaster, cyberattack or other
    catastrophic events disrupting Microsoft's business; and
    --  acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances that adversely
    affect the business.
    

    For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft's business, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of Microsoft's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft's Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft's Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor/.

    All information in this release is as of June 1, 2012. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company's expectations.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Microsoft Corp.

    CONTACT: Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070,
    rrt@waggeneredstrom.com, or financial analysts and investors only, Bill
    Koefoed, general manager, Investor Relations, +1-425-706-4400

    Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/
    http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/




    Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows Upgrade OfferConsumers who buy an eligible Windows 7-based PC may purchase an upgrade to Windows 8.

    REDMOND, Wash., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows Upgrade Offer for consumers purchasing a qualifying new Windows 7 PC. The Windows Upgrade Offer provides consumers who buy an eligible Windows 7 PC the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of just $14.99 (U.S.) during the time of the promotion, which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available. The Windows Upgrade Offer is just the first of many consumer offers that will roll out in conjunction with the general availability of Windows 8.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO)

    "We've seen a great interest in Windows 8, especially given the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview this week, and yet we know many consumers want a new PC now," said Tami Reller, chief marketing officer and chief financial officer of Windows at Microsoft. "The Windows Upgrade Offer gives people the flexibility to purchase the new Windows 7 PC they need today, with the knowledge they can easily get Windows 8 when it's available."

    This program begins tomorrow in 131 markets including the U.S. and Canada and is available for consumers buying new Windows 7 PCs that are preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate and include a matching and valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity. The Windows 7 PC must be purchased new during the eligibility period June 2, 2012-Jan. 31, 2013, and redeemed before the program expiration at the end of February 2013. Consumers who register for the Windows Upgrade Offer will be able to download Windows 8 starting the day it is made available generally. The upgrade can be installed on any eligible and compatible Windows PC and comes with 90 days of support from Microsoft.

    More information on taking advantage of the Windows Upgrade Offer can be found by visiting http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com. More information about Windows 8 is available at http://windowsteamblog.com.

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

    Some information relates to a prerelease product, which may be substantially modified before it is commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Microsoft Corp.

    CONTACT: Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070,
    rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

    Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/




    Zebra Technologies Offers New Printer Series

    BOURNE END, England, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    ZT200(TM) Series Part of Zebra Strategy to Move Product Portfolio to One

    That Offers Seamless Enterprise Experience

    Zebra Technologies Corporation , a recognised global leader in technologies that extend real-time visibility into business operations, today announced the release of the ZT200 printer series, a new line of printers intended for light industrial and commercial applications. The new series offers advanced printer integration capabilities and complete device management.

    "Zebra's ZT200 series highlights our commitment to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers by providing solutions that will increase productivity and drive efficiency. From the design to the features, these latest offerings address the pain points of our customers while providing them with a reliable platform that can be updated in the field," said Richard Hughes-Rowlands, EMEA Product Manager, Zebra Technologies. "We are excited to offer this series of industrial printers as they are fast, easy to use, and compatible in a multitude of environments, including those with existing printers and systems."

    The ZT200 tabletop printers allow organisations to improve efficiency in a variety of verticals. Some of the specific uses include:

    - Manufacturing - light work-in-process tracking, inventory management - Transportation & logistics - order picking and packing, shipping and receiving, and compliance labelling - Retail - warehouse logistics and back-of-store applications - Healthcare - specimen labelling and pharmacy labelling

    "This is an exciting time for bar code printers and other AIDC technologies as new adopters are turning to these technologies. The ZT200 answers the market need of small and medium-sized businesses interested in these technologies to increase business efficiencies," said Richard Hughes-Rowlands. "We are thrilled to bring this product to customers around the world via our strategic alliances and industry-leading channel partners."

    The new line of printers fit into customers' existing enterprises and is durable and able to withstand harsh environments. Also, the ZT200 series helps limit ownership costs and maximises printer uptime because it is easy to connect to the network and maintain without the use of tools while the intuitive user interface simplifies the user's learning curve for the product. In addition, the ZT200 printers address a number of customer needs with its design, which is a smaller size to fit into crowded workspaces and which features a bi-fold door, making it easier to change the media when the printer is used in a cramped space.

    "Our testing of the ZT200 printer was very positive, we particularly like the size of the new printer and the reduction in space needed to reload supplies," said Madhav Rao, CIO, Lulu Group, one of the largest retail chains in the Gulf region.

    With more than 25 years of proven industry leadership in mission critical printing, Zebra is now offering the ZT200 printer series globally. More information is available at http://www.zebra.com.

    About Zebra Technologies

    A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit http://www.zebra.com.

    Zebra Technologies

    CONTACT: Contact: Alex Budge, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide,
    +44-207-309-1013, alex.budge@uk.ogilvypr.com




    New mobile app helps doctors find clinical trials for cancer patientsLilly Oncology also launches new website with detailed pipeline information

    INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Eli Lilly and Company launched a searchable clinical trial mobile application for oncology healthcare professionals. The app - available for Apple iPad and iPhone, as well as RIM's BlackBerry and Google's Android platforms - allows healthcare professionals to search oncology trials that are enrolling new patients by disease state, molecule being studied, study phase, country, state and keyword.

    Because the mobile app provides details on all global oncology trials, the app's functionality also provides a mechanism for the healthcare professional to contact Lilly Oncology for additional details on its trials, as well as a third-party contact for the non-Lilly clinical trials.

    "Lilly Oncology created the Clinical Trial Resource mobile app to offer cancer care professionals an easy way to search for and identify details about all global oncology clinical trials - not just those sponsored by Lilly," said Anne White, senior director of portfolio management with Lilly Oncology. "The information will enable physicians to provide the most current study information - quickly - to patients who may be interested in participating in a clinical trial."

    Clinical trial app available on new Lilly Oncology website
    Directions for downloading the clinical trial app are available on a new website, LillyOncologyPipeline.com, an online resource that will house information on its pipeline of potential cancer and supportive care molecules. At LillyOncologyPipeline.com, healthcare professionals can search for information about Lilly Oncology's pipeline by drug discovery platform, cancer type, clinical trial phase and molecular target. Specific information about each medicine includes illustrations of the target pathway and, when available, video of the pipeline compound's method of action.

    "With LillyOncologyPipeline.com, the healthcare professional will now have immediate access to detailed information on our diverse oncology pipeline," added White. "We hope that this will foster not only greater awareness of our potential medicines, but also spark innovative collaborations that ultimately change the world of cancer care."

    Note: The safety and efficacy of the agents under investigation have not been established. There is no guarantee that the agents will receive regulatory approval and become commercially available for the uses being investigated.

    About Lilly Oncology
    For more than four decades, Lilly Oncology, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, has been dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that improve the care of people living with cancer. Because no two cancer patients are alike, Lilly Oncology is committed to developing novel treatment approaches. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to cancer, please visit www.LillyOncology.com.

    About Eli Lilly and Company
    Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers - through medicines and information - for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.

    P-LLY

    This press release contains forward-looking statements about a searchable clinical trial mobile application for oncology healthcare professionals. It reflects Lilly's current beliefs; however, these statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ. For example, the application is dependent on third-party content and there is no guarantee that the application will be utilized as anticipated or provide the expected results. For further discussion of risks and uncertainties, please see Lilly's latest Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lilly undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements.

    (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/DE16867 )
    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO )

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO
    http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/DE16867
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Eli Lilly and Company

    CONTACT: Amy Sousa, Lilly, +1-317-276-8478 (office), +1-317-997-1481
    (mobile), sousa_amy_e@lilly.com; or Neil Hochman, TogoRun, +1-212-453-2067
    (office), +1-516-784-9089 (mobile), n.hochman@togorun.net

    Web site: http://www.LillyOncology.com/




    Watch the Show: Viewdini from Verizon Wireless Now AvailableInnovative Mobile Video Portal Provides Quick and Easy Access to Leading Content Providers, Including Verizon Video, Comcast, Netflix and Others

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced viewdini, an innovative portal that brings movies, television shows and other video content to the forefront of consumers' 4G LTE tablets and smartphones, is now available.

    Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources. Powered by CBS Interactive's TV.com, viewdini is an innovative video portal that creates a new entertainment choice for consumers by making it simple to search and view movies, television shows and other videos on mobile devices. Comcast Xfinity(R), Hulu Plus, mSpot, Netflix and Verizon Video are among the participants today, with more expected to be added soon, including Verizon FiOS.

    "This is another example of how the power of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network and wide variety of 4G LTE devices is driving innovation," said Kristi Crum, executive director of Marketing at Verizon Wireless. "We continue to expand and enhance our content with our audience in mind, working with reputable content providers in order to bring a rich mobile entertainment experience to our customers."

    Verizon Wireless' viewdini makes it easy for users to search thousands of titles from some of the Web's leading content providers, TV sites, movie studios and cable operators. By simply searching for a title, topic or an actor's name, viewdini lets customers know which services have mobile video for streaming, and whether it is available at no additional charge, by subscription, to rent or for purchase. A simple click will also provide related content and information like cast and crew information and links to similar titles.

    Viewdini is available to Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE-enabled Android(TM) devices, with support for other operating systems coming soon. The app can be downloaded from Verizon Apps and Google Play, and is free to customers. A Verizon Wireless data plan is required and usage may count towards a customer's data allowance. Video subscription, rental or purchase fees may also apply.

    To watch the viewdini YouTube video, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlA-vB-cNXo.

    For more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: David Samberg, Verizon Wireless, +1-914-329-5429 (mobile),
    +1-908-559-6387 (office), David.Samberg@verizonwireless.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    Glowpoint to Present at the SeeThruEquity First Annual Small Cap Investor Conference

    MURRAY HILL, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint, Inc., , a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, announced today that it is scheduled to present at the SeeThruEquity First Annual Small Cap Investor Conference on June 5, 2012, at The Cornell Club in New York, NY.

    Tolga Sakman, Glowpoint's Interim CFO and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, will be presenting at the conference and will be available for one-on-one sessions. The logistics for the conference are:

    --  Date: June 5, 2012
    --  Time: 3:15 PM Eastern
    --  Location: The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, New York, NY
    --  Presenter: Tolga Sakman, Interim CFO and SVP of Corporate Development
    and Strategy
    

    A recording of Sakman's presentation will be available on Glowpoint's website at http://www.glowpoint.com/investor-relations after 5:30 PM EDT on June 5th. The recording will be available for 90 days following the presentation for on-demand access.

    Glowpoint's general presentation for investors is also available on Glowpoint's Investor Relations web page: Glowpoint Investor Information.

    Supporting Link:

    --  SeeThruEquity First Annual Small Cap Investor Conference
    

    About Glowpoint

    Glowpoint, Inc. provides cloud managed video services that make the delivery of consistently high-quality videoconferencing and telepresence service as simple as using the internet, between any technology, network and business. Using our OpenVideo(R) cloud architecture, Glowpoint enables organizations of all sizes to adopt business-class video easily, scale instantly and collaborate openly, yet securely across technology boundaries - to realize the full value of visual communications. To learn more please visit www.glowpoint.com.

    About SeeThruEquity, LLC

    SeeThruEquity is a research and analytics firm that writes high quality research reports on uncovered small cap and micro cap stocks which have been ignored by the traditional Wall Street analyst community. We distribute our research as an approved firm for consensus estimates on Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ, StockTwits, FactSet, Bloomberg and Zacks, and post these reports on our website at http://www.seethruequity.com.

    Forward looking and cautionary statements
    The information in this release may contain statements that are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements and involve factors, risks, and uncertainties that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from such statements. These factors, risks, and uncertainties include market acceptance and availability of new video communications services; the non-exclusive and terminable-at-will nature of sales agreements; rapid technological change affecting demand for our services; competition from other video communication service providers; and the availability of sufficient financial resources to enable us to expand our operations, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We make no representation or warranty that the information contained herein is complete and accurate; we have no duty to correct or update any information.

    INVESTOR CONTACT:
    Investor Relations
    Glowpoint, Inc.
    +1 973-855-3411
    investorrelations@glowpoint.com
    www.glowpoint.com

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    Web site: http://www.glowpoint.com/




    Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(TM) Sweeps: Pioneering Franchise Is 2012's #1 Best-Selling Console And Handheld Game WorldwideChart-Topping Performance Sets The Stage For E3 Debut Of Eagerly Anticipated Sequel Skylanders Giants(TM)

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. , is pleased to announce that Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(TM), which launched to great acclaim and record-setting sales in October 2011, was the #1 best-selling console and handheld video game title between January and April 30, 2012 worldwide based on revenue inclusive of toys and accessories, according to The NPD Group, GfK, Charttrack and Activision internal estimates.

    "This achievement is incredibly gratifying, and quite an honor for everyone at Activision and our team at Toys for Bob," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "It was a simple idea really--bridging the gap between real and virtual play--but one that required tremendous creativity to execute and communicate to our audience. It spawned a new category and a new platform for play in an overwhelmingly challenging marketplace. We couldn't be happier that there is an ever-growing universe of Portal Masters out there."

    Skylanders Spyro's Adventure combines unique and collectible "toys with brains" with an epic digital fantasy world, creating an unprecedented medium for cross-platform, communal play. Physical toys spring to virtual life by placing them on them the Portal of Power peripheral included with every starter pack. This novel concept was universally acclaimed after its launch, becoming the #1 best-selling kid's video game title worldwide in 2011 based on revenue inclusive of toys and accessories and the best-performing new children's video game IP in North America in overall single-year revenue, inclusive of software and accessories since NPD began tracking the category in 1998. Since claiming the top overall sales spot for 2012, the game has eclipsed the usual constraints of genre and demographics--no longer a daring experiment, Skylanders is now an unqualified monster hit.

    In addition to its perch atop the international sales charts, the Skylanders franchise has soared to mobile and the web. The console sequel, Skylanders Giants(TM), will enjoy its Electronic Entertainment Expo coming-out party this June 5-7th and is swiftly becoming one of this fall's most hotly anticipated titles. Giants will introduce more than 20 new figures and a raft of technological and gameplay innovations that create even more opportunities for collaborative and competitive play. The sequel to the best-selling video game title of 2012 launches this October.

    Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is developed by Toys For Bob, an Activision studio located in Novato, California. For more information, please visit www.skylanders.com. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is rated E10+ by the ESRB; Skylanders Giants is not yet rated.

    About Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected release date of SKYLANDERS GIANTS are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

    SKYLANDERS SPYRO'S ADVENTURE and SKYLANDERS GIANTS are trademarks; and SPYRO, PORTAL OF POWER and ACTIVISION are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

    Activision Publishing, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michelle Schroder, Sr. Director, PR, Activision, Inc.,
    +1-310-255-2508, Michelle.Schroder@Activision.com

    Web site: http://www.activision.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/007396.html




    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. Joins OTCQX

    NEW YORK, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), the financial information and technology services company that operates the world's largest OTC marketplace platform, today announced that Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: BPTH), a biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutic products, is now trading on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX(R).

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    Bio-Path began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX U.S. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcmarkets.com.

    "OTCQX provides services to companies which enable them to communicate with and engage their investors, while providing them with transparent trading and easy access to company information," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Bio-Path to OTCQX."

    Roth Capital Partners will serve as Bio-Path's Designated Advisor for Disclosure ("DAD") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

    About Bio-Path Holdings, Inc.
    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: BPTH) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "BPTH". Bio-Path is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutic products utilizing its proprietary liposomal delivery technology designed to systemically distribute nucleic acid drugs throughout the human body with a simple intravenous transfusion. Bio-Path's lead product candidate, Liposomal Grb-2, is in a Phase I study for blood cancers. Bio-Path's second drug candidate, also a liposomal antisense drug, is ready for the clinic where it will be evaluated in lymphoma and solid tumors.

    About OTC Markets Group Inc.
    OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the world's largest Open, Transparent and Connected marketplace platform, delivering price transparency in almost 10,000 OTC securities. Our OTC Link(R) trading system directly links broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services. We organize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded securities into three marketplaces to inform investors of opportunities and risks - OTCQX(R) - The Intelligent Marketplace for the Best OTC Companies; OTCQB(R) - The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink(R) - The Open Marketplace. Our information-driven marketplace platform enables smarter trading through any broker at the best possible price, and empowers companies to build the best markets for their investors. To learn more about our Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

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    CONTACT: Grace Keith, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1-212-896-4428,
    grace@otcmarkets.com

    Web site: http://www.otcmarkets.com/




    CommVault Chief Operating Officer to Address Investors at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference

    OCEANPORT, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault ,

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    --  CommVault Chief Operating Officer Al Bunte will address investors at the
    William Blair Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 13,
    2012 at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time (7:20 a.m. Pacific Time).
    --  Mr. Bunte will discuss the Company's latest software release,
    CommVault(R) Simpana(R) 9 software as well the Company's long-term
    business strategy.  Mr. Bunte will also take questions from the
    audience.
    --  Mr. Bunte's presentation will be webcast live and will be available for
    replay on the "Investor Relations" section of www.commvault.com.
    

    Resources

    --  Learn more about CommVault
    --  Learn more about CommVault(R) Simpana(R) 9 Software
    --  Additional financial and stock information, news and events, and
    corporate governance
    

    About CommVault
    A singular vision - a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs - guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management(R) solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana(R) software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at www.commvault.com. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    Customers' results may differ materially from those stated herein; CommVault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding CommVault's beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. CommVault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

    (C)1999-2012 CommVault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CommVault, CommVault and logo, the "CV" logo, CommVault Systems, Solving Forward, SIM, Singular Information Management, Simpana, CommVault Galaxy, Unified Data Management, QiNetix, Quick Recovery, QR, CommNet, GridStor, Vault Tracker, InnerVault, Quick Snap, QSnap, Recovery Director, CommServe, CommCell, SnapProtect, ROMS and CommValue, are trademarks or registered trademarks of CommVault Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com CommVault

    CONTACT: Investor Relations: Michael Picariello, CommVault,
    +1-732-728-5380, ir@commvault.com; Media: Liem Nguyen, CommVault,
    +1-732-728-5370, pr@commvault.com

    Web site: http://www.commvault.com/




    Bitauto Extends Co-operative Agreement with BaiduCompany Renews Contract as Exclusive Provider of Auto-Related Content for Baidu's Aladdin Platform

    BEIJING, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Bitauto Holdings Limited ("Bitauto" or the "Company") , a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry, today announced that it has renewed its agreement with Baidu, Inc. ("Baidu"), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, to be the exclusive supplier of auto-related content for Aladdin, Baidu's open data platform, for another 12 months, until May 31, 2013.

    Since June 1, 2011, Bitauto has provided selected content to enhance the search results for auto-related information on Baidu. When Baidu users search for auto-related information, Baidu will display relevant content exclusively drawn from bitauto.com, including real-time auto listings, pictures, reviews, and dealer information, in the Aladdin-enabled section of the search results page.

    William Li, chairman and chief executive officer of Bitauto, said, "We are delighted to extend our partnership with Baidu and secure our exclusivity on Baidu's open data platform for another year. Our cooperation over the past twelve months has been a great success. In the process of helping Baidu enrich auto-related content in its search results, we have seen an increase in user traffic to bitauto.com as well as enhanced brand recognition. We look forward to another year of fruitful partnership with Baidu."

    About Bitauto Holdings Limited

    Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's bitauto.com and taoche.com (formerly ucar.cn) websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback. The Company also distributes its dealer customers' automobile pricing and promotional information through its partner websites, including major portals and search engines operated by Tencent, Netease, and Baidu, as well as social networking websites Renren and Kaixin.

    Bitauto manages its businesses in three segments, namely bitauto.com business, taoche.com business and digital marketing solutions business. The Company's bitauto.com business provides subscription services to new automobile dealers that enable them to list pricing and promotional information on the Company's bitauto.com website as well as partner websites and search engines. The Company also provides advertising services to dealers and automakers on its bitauto.com website. The Company's taoche.com business provides listing services to used automobile dealers that enable them to display used automobile inventory information on the Company's taoche.com website and partner websites. The Company also provides advertising services to used automobile dealers and automakers with certified pre-owned automobile programs on its taoche.com website. The Company's digital marketing solutions business provides automakers with one-stop digital marketing solutions, including website creation and maintenance, online public relations, online marketing campaigns and advertising agent services.

    For more information, please visit ir.bitauto.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Bitauto may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Bitauto's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Bitauto's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Bitauto does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Bitauto undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    China

    IR Department
    Bitauto Holdings Limited
    Tel: +86-10-6849-2145
    ir@bitauto.com

    Martin Reidy
    Brunswick Group LLP
    Tel: +86-10-5960-8600
    bitauto@brunswickgroup.com

    New York

    Cindy Zheng
    Brunswick Group LLP
    Tel: +1-212-333-3810
    bitauto@brunswickgroup.com

    Bitauto Holdings Limited

    Web site: http://ir.bitauto.com/

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