Companies news of 2014-12-01 (page 1)

  • AT&T Announces More Than 200 New Jobs Filled In Mississippi In 2014An additional 43 jobs...
  • StationDigital Corporation to Host Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Call December 2
  • Cypress and Spansion to Merge in $4 Billion All-Stock TransactionThe combined company...
  • Singing Machine Company Announces Most Successful Black Friday in Over a Decade
  • Cypress and Spansion Announce Joint Presentation and Webcast at the Credit Suisse Annual...
  • Bankrate, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Wallaby FinancialHelps Consumers Maximize Credit...
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    AT&T Announces More Than 200 New Jobs Filled In Mississippi In 2014An additional 43 jobs currently available in state

    JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T announced that it hired more than 200 new employees and filled more than 450 jobs in Mississippi in 2014.

    In addition to those jobs already filled in Mississippi this year, AT&T currently has 43 openings available across the state. The majority of the openings are newly-created jobs in areas including call centers, retail support, and technicians.

    "This public-private partnership is a great example of continued economic development success in Mississippi," Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said. "These hundreds of jobs are providing opportunities to our residents in the state, and we thank AT&T for being a valued business partner in Mississippi."

    Much of the hiring has been spurred by AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP). Project VIP is an investment plan to expand and enhance IP broadband networks to support customers' growing desire for mobile, ultra-fast and reliable access to everything on the Internet, particularly video.

    "AT&T is proud to announce that we are hiring in Mississippi," said Mayo Flynt, AT&T Mississippi President. "We're thankful to Governor Bryant, the Lt. Governor, the Speaker, and Mississippi's legislative leaders for working to create an environment that encourages private investment and job creation here in the state."

    AT&T currently employs more than 2,900 employees throughout Mississippi and consistently hires new talent. More information on AT&T's current Mississippi jobs openings can be found at http://connect.att.jobs/mississippi-jobs.

    Military veterans can learn more about careers at AT&T at att.jobs/doing-great-things/military.

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    *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.

    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 internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's most reliable 4G LTE 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 global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse((R)) brand. 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://about.att.com or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2014 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 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.

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    Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
    Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

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    CONTACT: Lance M. Skelly, AT&T Corporate Communications, 404-775-5050,
    Lance.Skelly@att.com




    StationDigital Corporation to Host Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Call December 2

    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StationDigital (OTCQB:SDIG), an internet radio and digital broadcast platform provider, will present its third quarter 2014 earnings during a live teleconference and webcast on December 2, 2014, at 4:15 pm Eastern.

    StationDigital CEO and Chairman Lou Rossi, COO Edward Storm and CFO Steve Marr will discuss the third quarter results. Domestic callers may join the call toll-free at 1-877-407-0784, and international callers may dial 1-201-689-8560. Attendees will need to enter conference number 13596841 to join. A live webcast of the call will be available at the following link: http://iqueue.incommconferencing.com/

    About StationDigital

    StationDigital Corporation is a multimedia digital broadcast company that offers free music streaming of over 27 million songs. StationDigital Corporation features both genre-based and artist-based music discovery stations to suit an endless variety of musical tastes, and a personal recommendation service to its more than three million users - all available both online and through its iOS and Android mobile apps. StationDigital Corporation's users can customize their listening experience by selecting playlists and stations based on themes, interests and location, as well as favorite artists, songs or genre, and by providing feedback on the music they hear. StationDigital Corporation also offers the industry's first Listener Rewards program in which users earn points for listening, sharing and inviting friends on social media to enjoy StationDigital Corporation. Listener Rewards points are redeemable in the StationDigital Corporation online store to purchase music, merchandise and additional discounts. StationDigital Corporation is headquartered in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.stationdigital.com.

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    StationDigital Corporation

    CONTACT: Steve Simon, 847-415-9347, ssimon@sspr.com

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




    Cypress and Spansion to Merge in $4 Billion All-Stock TransactionThe combined company will:- Be a $2 billion global leader in microcontrollers and specialized memories for embedded systems- Be No. 1 worldwide in NOR Flash memories- Be No. 1 worldwide in SRAM memories- Provide significant EPS accretion with $135 million in annual synergies- Provide ~50% ownership each for Cypress and Spansion shareholders- Pay an $0.11 per share quarterly dividend to all shareholders- Have T.J. Rodgers of Cypress as CEO and Ray Bingham of Spansion as non-executive chairman

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Spansion, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. The post-merger company will generate more than $2 billion in revenue annually and create a leading global provider of microcontrollers and specialized memories needed in today's embedded systems.

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    "This merger represents the combination of two smart, profitable, passionately entrepreneurial companies that are No. 1 in their respective memory markets and have successfully diversified into embedded processing," said Rodgers, Cypress's founding president and CEO. "Our combined company will be a leading provider of embedded MCUs and specialized memories. We will also have extraordinary opportunities for EPS accretion due to the synergy in virtually every area of our enterprises."

    Under the terms of the agreement, Spansion shareholders will receive 2.457 Cypress shares for each Spansion share they own. The shareholders of each company will own approximately 50 percent of the post-merger company. The company will have an eight-person board of directors consisting of four Cypress directors, including T.J. Rodgers and Eric Benhamou, and four Spansion directors, including John Kispert and Ray Bingham, the Spansion chairman, who will serve as the non-executive chairman of the combined company, which will be headquartered in San Jose, California and called Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.

    The merger is expected to achieve more than $135 million in cost synergies on an annualized basis within three years and to be accretive to non-GAAP earnings within the first full year after the transaction closes. The combined company will continue to pay $0.11 per share in quarterly dividends to shareholders.

    "Bringing together these high-performing organizations creates operating efficiencies and economies of scale, and will deliver maximum value for our shareholders, new opportunities for employees and an improved experience for our customers," said John Kispert, CEO of Spansion. "With unparalleled expertise, global reach in markets like Japan and market-leading products for automotive, IoT, industrial and communications markets, the new company is well positioned to deliver best-of-breed solutions and execute on our long-term vision of adding value through embedded system-on-chip solutions."

    The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions, including approval by Cypress and Spansion stockholders and review by regulators in the U.S., Germany and China. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Cypress and Spansion expect the deal to close in the first half of 2015.

    Jefferies LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as financial advisors and Fenwick & West and Latham & Watkins acted as legal counsel to Spansion. Qatalyst Partners acted as financial advisor and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati acted as legal counsel to Cypress.

    Conference Call and Webcast Information
    Cypress and Spansion will hold a joint conference call and webcast today at 4:30 P.M. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) to discuss this announcement. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-517-623-4671 and using the passcode CYPRESS. The live and archived webcast may be accessed at Cypress's IR website at http://investors.cypress.com/events.cfm and Spansion's IR website at http://investor.spansion.com.

    About Cypress
    Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC(R) 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense(R) touch sensing, TrueTouch(R) touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.

    Cypress and the Cypress logo, PSoC, CapSense and TrueTouch are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

    About Spansion
    Spansion is a global leader in embedded systems solutions. Spansion's flash memory, microcontrollers, analog and mixed-signal products drive the development of faster, intelligent, secure and energy efficient electronics. Spansion is at the heart of electronic systems, connecting, controlling, storing and powering everything from automotive electronics and industrial systems to the highly interactive and immersive consumer devices that are enriching people's daily lives. For more information, visit http://www.spansion.com.
    Spansion(R), the Spansion logo, and combinations thereof, are trademarks and registered trademarks of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the anticipated timing, completion and effects of the proposed merger between Cypress and Spansion. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements about future financial and operating results; benefits of the transaction to customers, stockholders and employees; potential synergies and cost savings; the ability of the combined company to drive growth and expand customer and partner relationships; and other statements regarding the proposed transaction. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "will be," "will," "expected," "anticipate," "continue," or similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: failure of the Cypress or Spansion stockholders to approve the proposed merger; failure to achieve regulatory approval; the challenges and costs of closing, integrating, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; the ability to retain key employees, customers and suppliers; and other factors, including those set forth in the most current Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and 8-K reports filed by Cypress and Spansion with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). All forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof, and. Cypress and Spansion are under no obligation (and expressly disclaim any such obligation) to update or revise their forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    This communication may contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, which management believes are useful to investors and others in evaluating business combinations. Further detail and reconciliations between the non-GAAP financial measures and the GAAP financial measures are available in the most recent press releases of Spansion and Cypress concerning quarterly financial results, filed with the SEC on Form 8-K.

    No Offer or Solicitation
    This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval with respect to the proposed merger or otherwise. 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.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It
    In connection with the proposed merger, Cypress intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include a preliminary prospectus and related materials to register the shares of Cypress common stock to be issued in the merger, and Cypress and Spansion intend to file a joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents concerning the proposed merger with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CYPRESS, SPANSION, AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when they are available) and any other documents filed by Cypress and Spansion with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. They may also be obtained for free by contacting Cypress Investor Relations at http://investors.cypress.com/contactus.cfm or by telephone at (408) 943-2656 or by contacting Spansion Investor Relations at investor.relations@spansion.com or by telephone at (408) 962-2500. The contents of the websites referenced above are not deemed to be incorporated by reference into the registration statement or the joint proxy statement/prospectus.

    Participants in the Solicitation
    Each of Spansion and Cypress and their respective executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from their respective stockholders with respect to the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Cypress or Spansion security holders in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus when filed with the SEC. Information regarding Spansion's executive officers and directors is included in Spansion's Proxy Statement for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on April 18, 2014, and its Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on August 19, 2014, and information regarding Cypress' executive officers and directors is included in Cypress' Proxy Statement for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on March 28, 2014 and its Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 2, 2014. Copies of the foregoing documents may be obtained as provided above. Certain executive officers and directors of Cypress and Spansion have interests in the transaction that may differ from the interests of Cypress and Spansion stockholders generally. These interests will be described in the joint proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available.

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    CONTACT: Thad Trent, EVP Finance & Administration and CFO,
    +1-408-943-2925; Joseph L. McCarthy, Senior Director, Corporate
    Communications, +1-408-943-2902; Spansion Contacts: Randy Furr, EVP & Chief
    Financial Officer, +1-408-616-3682; Michele Landry, Vice President,
    Corporate Communications, +1-408-616-3817

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




    Singing Machine Company Announces Most Successful Black Friday in Over a Decade

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singing Machine Company ("Singing Machine" or the "Company") (OTCQB: SMDM) announces biggest Black Friday results in recent history.

    Singing Machine products were featured nationally in major ad campaigns over the Black Friday weekend with promotions in over 6,000 brick and mortar retail locations nationwide. The Company announced the early results reported by its retailers were extremely positive with sell-through at retail far surpassing any Black Friday results over the last 10 years. The Company also announced the Thanksgiving weekend was the busiest weekend ever in the Company's history for e-commerce sales with more and more consumers electing to buy from home.

    Bernardo Melo, VP of Sales & Marketing, commented, "Big win for Singing Machine this Thanksgiving weekend. The preliminary results from our retailers look impressive with sales data exceeding previous years. With all of the other choices for toys and musical instruments out there, it was still clear that karaoke and Singing Machine was top of mind for consumers this holiday season. Whether it is inspiring a child to sing or entertainment for family and friends, it's good to know that Singing Machine brand is still the number one brand for karaoke and music entertainment." Melo added, "As re-orders come in for this current quarter, we're anticipating a strong finish to the year."

    About The Singing Machine
    Based in the US, Singing Machine(R) is the North American leader in consumer karaoke products. We offer the industry's widest line of at-home karaoke entertainment products, which allow consumers to find a machine that suits their needs and skill level. As the most recognized brand in karaoke, Singing Machine has over 32 years of history offering quality products that incorporate the latest technology for singing practice, music listening, entertainment and social sharing. The Singing Machine sells its products through major retailers in North America and also internationally. For more information on Singing Machine, visit www.singingmachine.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This press release contains forward?looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward?looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management and include, but are not limited to statements about our financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. You should review our risk factors in our SEC filings, which are incorporated herein by reference. Such forward?looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward?looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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    The Singing Machine Company

    CONTACT: Gary Atkinson, (954) 596 - 1000, GaryAtkinson at
    singingmachine.com, www.singingmachine.com

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




    Cypress and Spansion Announce Joint Presentation and Webcast at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology ConferenceCompanies to Present on December 2 at 11:00am MT

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Spansion today announced that they will webcast a joint presentation at the Credit Suisse 18th Annual Technology Conference on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 11:00am MT in Scottsdale, AZ. T.J. Rodgers, Cypress's founding president and CEO, and John Kispert, Spansion's CEO, will both present on behalf of the companies.

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    The presentation will be available live and archived on Cypress's IR website at http://investors.cypress.com/events.cfm and Spansion's IR website at http://investor.spansion.com under Events and Presentations.

    This presentation will replace Spansion's previously announced presentation and webcast for December 3, 2014, at 4:00pm MT.

    About Cypress

    Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC(R) 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense(R) touch sensing, TrueTouch(R) touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.

    Cypress and the Cypress logo, PSoC, CapSense and TrueTouch are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

    About Spansion

    Spansion is a global leader in embedded systems solutions. Spansion's flash memory, microcontrollers, analog and mixed-signal products drive the development of faster, intelligent, secure and energy efficient electronics. Spansion is at the heart of electronic systems, connecting, controlling, storing and powering everything from automotive electronics and industrial systems to the highly interactive and immersive consumer devices that are enriching people's daily lives. For more information, visit http://www.spansion.com.

    Spansion(R), the Spansion logo, and combinations thereof, are trademarks and registered trademarks of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the anticipated timing, completion and effects of the proposed merger between Cypress and Spansion. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements about future financial and operating results; benefits of the transaction to customers, stockholders and employees; potential synergies and cost savings; the ability of the combined company to drive growth and expand customer and partner relationships; and other statements regarding the proposed transaction. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "will be," "will," "expected," "anticipate," "continue," or similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: failure of the Cypress or Spansion stockholders to approve the proposed merger; failure to achieve regulatory approval; the challenges and costs of closing, integrating, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; the ability to retain key employees, customers and suppliers; and other factors, including those set forth in the most current Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and 8-K reports filed by Cypress and Spansion with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). All forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof, and Cypress and Spansion are under no obligation (and expressly disclaim any such obligation) to update or revise their forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    No Offer or Solicitation

    This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval with respect to the proposed merger or otherwise. 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.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It

    In connection with the proposed merger, Cypress intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include a preliminary prospectus and related materials to register the shares of Cypress common stock to be issued in the merger, and Cypress and Spansion intend to file a joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents concerning the proposed merger with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CYPRESS, SPANSION, AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when they are available) and any other documents filed by Cypress and Spansion with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. They may also be obtained for free by contacting Cypress Investor Relations at http://investors.cypress.com/contactus.cfm or by telephone at (408) 943-2656 or by contacting Spansion Investor Relations at investor.relations@spansion.com or by telephone at (408) 962-2500. The contents of the websites referenced above are not deemed to be incorporated by reference into the registration statement or the joint proxy statement/prospectus.

    Participants in the Solicitation

    Each of Spansion and Cypress and their respective executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from their respective stockholders with respect to the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Cypress or Spansion security holders in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus when filed with the SEC. Information regarding Spansion's executive officers and directors is included in Spansion's Proxy Statement for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on April 18, 2014, and its Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on August 19, 2014, and information regarding Cypress' executive officers and directors is included in Cypress' Proxy Statement for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on March 28, 2014 and its Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 2, 2014. Copies of the foregoing documents may be obtained as provided above. Certain executive officers and directors of Cypress and Spansion have interests in the transaction that may differ from the interests of Cypress and Spansion stockholders generally. These interests will be described in the joint proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available.

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    CONTACT: Cypress Contact: Joseph L. McCarthy, Senior Director, Corporate
    Communications, +1-408-943-2902, Spansion Contact: Michele Landry, Vice
    President, Corporate Communications, +1-408-616-3817

    Web site: http://www.cypress.com/
    http://www.spansion.com/




    Bankrate, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Wallaby FinancialHelps Consumers Maximize Credit Card Rewards, Deepens Mobile Expertise & Establishes Ongoing Customer Relationship With Audience

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Wallaby Financial, Inc., the leader in mobile and web-based credit card optimization solutions for consumers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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    Wallaby's Web, iPhone, Android, and wearable solutions work alongside its proprietary algorithms and, based on geo-location and consumer preferences, help consumers maximize the rewards they earn with each credit card purchase. Through Wallaby, consumers can also sign up for new cards that are closely aligned with their purchase habits. Wallaby's proprietary CardBase(TM) database includes more than 2,400 credit cards offered by over 500 financial institutions and is the ideal companion for every digital wallet solution.

    Bankrate will combine Wallaby's product family and proprietary technology with its existing credit card distribution platform. This includes CreditCards.com, the leading online credit card marketplace. Last year, more than 35 million consumers used CreditCards.com's sites to find the right card.

    "Wallaby's mobile and data-driven approach is the future of financial services marketing," said Kenneth S. Esterow, president and CEO of Bankrate, Inc. "Adding Wallaby's capabilities to our industry-leading content is an important first step in establishing ongoing customer relationships with our audience across Bankrate, Inc. Since we partnered with Wallaby earlier this year, tests with their products have demonstrated substantial increases in conversion rates in our profitable and growing credit card channel."

    Matthew Goldman, founder and CEO of Wallaby, added, "We're thrilled to join Bankrate. Their massive consumer audience, leading distribution partnerships, and financial resources will allow Wallaby to help millions of Americans acquire and use the right financial products."

    Founded in 2012, Wallaby has built a loyal customer base of more than 100,000 users for whom it has optimized more than eleven million credit card transactions and recommended more than $20 million in consumer savings. Wallaby's mobile app was named a Top 15 Best Financial App by Money Magazine in 2013.

    About Bankrate, Inc.
    Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, CreditCards.com, InsuranceQuotes.com and Caring.com, our flagship websites, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com, CreditCardGuide.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com, Insweb.com, CreditCards.ca, and NetQuote.com. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of over 600 local markets in all 50 U.S. states, Bankrate generates over 172,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of information daily. Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 80 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.

    About Wallaby Financial, Inc.
    Wallaby is the leader in credit card data and consumer financial information applications. Powered by CardBase(TM), a proprietary database of more than 2,000 credit card profiles, and Wallaby's unique real-time optimization algorithms, Wallaby's product suite helps consumers to earn more rewards and save more money. Wallaby informs consumers about which card to use when shopping, and helps them find the best credit card to add to their wallets by taking into account rewards, fees, interest rates and more financial data. Wallaby products are available for Web, iPhone, Android, wearables, and more. For more information, please visit https://www.walla.by. Stay connected with Wallaby on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @wallabycard.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This news release contains forward-looking statements, which include statements expressing the intent, belief or current expectations of Bankrate and Wallaby that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, many of which are beyond our control. Actual results might differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties associated with the transaction and Bankrate's and Wallaby's businesses, which include, but are not limited to: macroeconomic conditions and general industry conditions such as the competitive environment and the growth prospects for mobile and web-based credit card optimization solutions for consumers; the ability to retain employees following the acquisition; the ability to successfully execute on our mobile strategy and other initiatives mentioned in this release; the effects of disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with consumers, customers, suppliers and other business partners; litigation and regulatory risks; and risks related to the successful integration of the business acquired and the ability to realize the expected benefits from such acquisition. For more information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, refer to Bankrate's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under "Risk Factors" in Bankrate's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 along with any modifications or updates to those "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These documents are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Bankrate undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

    For more information:
    Bruce J. Zanca
    SVP, Chief Communications/Marketing Officer
    bzanca@bankrate.com
    (917) 368-8600

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    Remy International, Inc. Announces Date of Meeting of Shareholders for the Proposed Merger

    PENDLETON, Ind., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Remy International, Inc. announced today that it will hold a special meeting of its shareholders on Wednesday December 31, 2014, to seek approval of the previously announced merger agreement among Remy International, Inc., which we refer to as Old Remy, Fidelity National Financial, Inc., which we refer to as FNF, New Remy Holdco Corp., which we refer to as New Holdco, and several wholly owned subsidiaries of FNF (the Transaction). Shareholders of record at the close of business on November 26, 2014, will be entitled to attend and vote at the special meeting.

    In addition to Old Remy shareholder approval, closing of the Transaction is also contingent upon various other closing conditions, which will be further described in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the special meeting. On December 1, 2014, the New Holdco Registration Statement on Form S-4 and New Remy Registration Statement on Form S-1 were declared effective by the SEC. The Transaction is expected to close on December 31, 2014 or shortly thereafter.

    The Transaction will result in the indirect distribution by FNF of its shares of Old Remy to the holders of Fidelity National Financial Ventures ("FNFV") Group common stock. This structure will result in New Holdco becoming the new public parent of Old Remy. It is anticipated that, immediately following the mergers described in the merger agreement, New Holdco will change its name to "Remy International, Inc." and its shares will be listed on NASDAQ under the trading symbol "REMY". Under the organizational documents of New Holdco, the rights of the holders of the common stock of New Holdco will be the same as the rights of holders of Old Remy common stock.

    About Remy International, Inc.

    Founded by the Remy Brothers in 1896, Remy International, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and remanufacturer of alternators, starter motors, electric traction motors, and multi-line products, such as constant velocity axles, disc brake calipers, and steering gears. Headquartered in Pendleton, IN, with global operations across five continents and 10 countries, Remy International, Inc. markets products under the Delco Remy(R), Remy(R), World Wide Automotive(R) and USA Industries(R) brands. Known for innovation, efficiency, quality, and best-in-class customer service and support, Remy International Inc.'s products are integrated by leading industrial, specialty, automotive and heavy-duty OEMs, and aftermarket providers worldwide. We Start the World & Keep It Running(TM).

    Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information

    This press release contains certain statements relating to future events and Remy International, Inc.'s intentions, beliefs, expectations, and predictions for the future. Any such statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Words or phrases such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "we believe," "we expect," "estimate," "project," "may," "will," "intend," "plan," "believe," "target," "forecast," "would" or "could" (including the negative or variations thereof) or similar terminology used in connection with any discussion of future plans, actions, or events, including with respect to the Transaction, generally identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding expected benefits of the Transaction, the expected timing of completion of the Transaction, and Remy International, Inc.'s anticipated future financial and operating performance and results, including its estimates for growth. These statements are based on the current expectations of Remy International, Inc.'s management. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause Remy International, Inc.'s actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements included in this communication. These risks and uncertainties include risks relating to (i) conditions to the closing of the Transaction not being satisfied, (ii) a material adverse change, event or occurrence affecting Remy International, Inc. or Fidelity National Technology Imaging, LLC, a small company that will become a subsidiary of New Holdco, prior to the closing of the Transaction delaying the Transaction or causing the companies to abandon the Transaction, (iii) the possibility that the Transaction may involve other unexpected costs, liabilities or delays.

    In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors, the forward-looking statements discussed in this communication may not occur. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have a material adverse effect on Remy International, Inc.'s actual future results, performance, or achievements. For a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to Remy International, Inc. and its business, see Remy International, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result of the foregoing, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Remy International, Inc. does not undertake, and expressly disclaims, any duty to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events, or changes in its expectations, except as required by law.

    Additional Information and Where to Find it

    Nothing in this communication shall constitute a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of New Holdco, Old Remy, or New Remy Corp. ("New Remy") or any shares of FNF or FNFV tracking stock. New Holdco has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4, which includes a Proxy Statement/Prospectus to be mailed by Old Remy to its stockholders in connection with the Transaction. In addition, New Remy has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-1 in connection with the Transaction. The Registration Statements and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus contain important information about Remy International, Inc., New Holdco, New Remy, FNF and their affiliates, the transactions and related matters. Investors and security holders are urged to read the Registration Statements and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus carefully when they are available.

    Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statements and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

    In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statements and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus from Remy International, Inc. by contacting Remy International, Inc., 600 Corporation Drive, Pendleton, IN 46064, Attn: Investor Relations, Telephone (765) 778-6602.

    Participants in the Solicitation

    Remy International, Inc. and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the Transaction. Information regarding Remy International, Inc.'s directors and executive officers is contained in its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in its proxy statement dated April 30, 2014, which is filed with the SEC. A more complete description will be available in the Registration Statements and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

    This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. 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.

    Investor Contact:

    Investor Relations

    ir@remyinc.com

    (765) 778-6602

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    LoJack Corporation Announces the Passing of Director Robert Rewey

    CANTON, Mass., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation today announced with great sadness the passing of Robert L. Rewey, who served as a member of the Company's Board of Directors since 2002 and was chairperson of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rewey, 76, died Saturday at his home in Palm Beach, Florida.

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    Randy Ortiz, LoJack's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Bob Rewey was a highly valued member of the board during his 12 years of service, contributing strategic insights and expertise gained over a 38-year career with Ford Motor Company. I had the good fortune of working with Bob for nearly 30 years. His industry knowledge and leadership will be sorely missed. On behalf of the Board and all of our employees, I would like to express my deepest condolences to his wife Suzanne and the entire Rewey family."

    About LoJack Corporation

    LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, today provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known brand, direct integration with law enforcement, dealer distribution network and its international licensees, LoJack Corporation is expanding into new areas across the continuum from theft deterrence to recovery and the burgeoning telematics segments for the "Connected Car." The Company is focusing on creating a new level of value for its dealer, customer and investor communities by delivering innovative offerings and multiple technologies in expanding geographies. For more information, visit www.lojack.com, www.autotheftblog.com, www.youtube.com/lojack, www.twitter.com/LoJackCorp or www.Facebook.com/LoJackCorp.

    CONTACT: Kenneth L. Dumas Scott Solomon Senior Vice President, CFO & Treasurer Vice President LoJack Corporation Sharon Merrill Associates (781) 302-4200 (617) 542-5300 ken.dumas@lojack.com LOJN@investorrelations.com

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    Western Digital Announces Appointment Of Martin Cole To Its Board Of Directors

    IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital((R) )Corp. announced today the appointment of Martin Cole to its board of directors. Mr. Cole was also appointed to serve as a member of the board's audit committee. Before retiring earlier this year, Mr. Cole, 58, served in several senior executive leadership positions during a 34-year career at Accenture. Mr. Cole will be subject to re-appointment at the next Western Digital annual meeting of shareholders. His appointment to the board brings WDC's board membership to nine, eight of whom are independent.

    "I am very pleased to welcome Marty to the Western Digital board of directors," said Tom Pardun, chairman of the board. "His broad-based general management experience in leading several of Accenture's business units will be invaluable to our board as Western Digital and the storage ecosystem continue to evolve. His knowledge of application software and cloud-based platforms and systems will be especially pertinent as our company continues to grow its capabilities in cloud-based storage solutions."

    Most recently, Mr. Cole served as chief executive officer of Accenture's Technology Group, with responsibility for the full range of the firm's technology consulting and outsourcing solutions and delivery capabilities, including its Global Delivery Network. He led technology innovation, including the Accenture Technology Labs, the Accenture software business, and development of emerging technology solutions, including Cloud solutions.

    Mr. Cole joined Accenture in 1980 and also served as chief executive of the Communications, Media & Technology operating group, chief executive of the Public Service operating group and as global managing director of the Outsourcing & Infrastructure Delivery group. Prior to this, he held numerous leadership positions in Accenture's Public Service operating group.

    Mr. Cole serves as a director for Cloudera and the Avon Old Farms School in Avon, CT.

    About Western Digital
    Founded in 1970, Western Digital Corp. , Irvine, Calif., is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its HGST and WD((R)) subsidiaries are long-time innovators in the storage industry. Western Digital Corporation is responding to changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage products with effective technology deployment, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, WD and G-Technology(TM) brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers. Financial and investor information is available on the company's Investor Relations website at investor.wdc.com.

    Western Digital, WD and the WD logo are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. HGST trademarks are intended and authorized for use only in countries and jurisdictions in which HGST has obtained the rights to use, market and advertise the brand. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies.

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    CONTACT: Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations, 949.672.7834,
    robert.blair@wdc.com; or Steve Shattuck, Western Digital Public Relations,
    949.672.7817, steve.shattuck@wdc.com

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




    ISSI Acknowledges Receipt of Director Nominations

    MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. , a leader in advanced memory and analog IC solutions, today announced the receipt of a notice from an affiliate of Starboard Value LP stating that, together with Oliver Press Investors, LLC, it plans to nominate five candidates to stand for election to ISSI's Board of Directors at ISSI's 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

    ISSI will review the notice to ensure that it complies with ISSI's bylaws and applicable law. ISSI's Board of Directors and the Board's Nominating Committee will consider the nominations in due course.

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, is acting as legal advisor to ISSI.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It

    Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (the "Company"), its directors and certain executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the Company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). The Company plans to file a proxy statement (the "2015 Proxy Statement") with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the Annual Meeting.

    Jimmy S. M. Lee, Scott D. Howarth, Kong Yeu Han, Paul Chien, Jonathan Khazam, Keith McDonald, Stephen Pletcher, Bruce A. Wooley and John Zimmerman, all of whom are members of the Company's Board of Directors, and John M. Cobb, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are participants in the Company's solicitation. Other than Messrs. Lee, Howarth and Han, none of such participants owns in excess of 1% of the Company's common stock. Messrs. Lee and Howarth may each be deemed to own approximately 1.1% of the Company's common stock, and Mr. Han may be deemed to own approximately 1.2% of the Company's common stock. Additional information regarding such participants, including their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the 2015 Proxy Statement and other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC in connection with the Annual Meeting. Information relating to the foregoing can also be found in the Company's definitive proxy statement for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "2014 Proxy Statement"), which was filed with the SEC on January 13, 2014. To the extent that holdings of the Company's securities have changed since the amounts printed in the 2014 Proxy Statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.

    Promptly after filing its definitive 2015 Proxy Statement with the SEC, the Company will mail the definitive 2015 Proxy Statement and a WHITE proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE 2015 PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Stockholders may obtain, free of charge, copies of the definitive 2015 Proxy Statement and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC in connection with the Annual Meeting at the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov), at the Company's website (http://www.issi.com) or by writing to Investor Relations, Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., 1623 Buckeye Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035.

    About Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc.
    ISSI is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets high performance integrated circuits for the following key markets: (i) automotive, (ii) communications, (iii) industrial, medical, and military, and (iv) digital consumer. The Company's primary products are low, medium and high density DRAM and high speed and low power SRAM. The company also designs and markets NOR flash products and high performance analog and mixed signal integrated circuits. ISSI is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide offices in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, and Korea. Visit our web site at http://www.issi.com/.

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    Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc.

    CONTACT: John M. Cobb, Chief Financial Officer, Investor Relations, (408)
    969-6600, ir@issi.com; or Shelton Group, Leanne Sievers, EVP, P:
    949-224-3874, E: lsievers@sheltongroup.com; or Matt Kreps, Managing
    Director, P: 214-272-0073, E: mkreps@sheltongroup.com

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    Level 3 Completes Offering of $600 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced that it has completed its previously announced offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75% Senior Notes due 2022 in a private offering to "qualified institutional buyers," as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and non-U.S. persons outside the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933.

    The 5.75% Senior Notes will mature on December 1, 2022. The net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, will be used to redeem all of Level 3's outstanding 11.875% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "11.875% Senior Notes"), including accrued interest, applicable premiums and expenses.

    Today, a notice of redemption was distributed to holders of Level 3's 11.875% Senior Notes. The redemption of all the outstanding 11.875% Senior Notes is scheduled to occur on Dec. 31, 2014.

    The 5.75% Senior Notes are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws.

    About Level 3 Communications
    Level 3 Communications, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

    (C) Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    Forward-Looking Statement
    Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact Information Media: Investors: Ashley Pritchard Mark Stoutenberg +1 720-888-5950 +1 720-888-2518 ashley.pritchard@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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    Holiday Shopping Online with American Express: A Click Away from Your Best HolidayHoliday Savings Abound! Eligible Card Members Can Visit AmexOffers.com for Savings from Top Brands and Enroll to Get 2x Membership Rewards(R) points with Select Online MerchantsAmerican Express Takes the Guessing Game out of Holiday Shopping with Curated Video Gift Guides and Free 2-day Shipping from ShopRunner.com

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Express today announces new Amex Offers for Card Members this holiday shopping season; and the ability for U.S. Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards program to get 2x Membership Rewards points when shopping at select online merchants. Eligible Card Members are also just a click away from their best holiday with free 2-day shipping and returns from ShopRunner.com, American Express Card Member online security protection and curated gift guides on social media.

    According to the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker, 60 percent of American consumers will continue searching for the perfect gift between December 15 and December 24. American Express aims to save Card Members time and money this holiday season with a stocking full of benefits.

    2x Membership Rewards Points
    American Express Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards program now also have the opportunity to get 2x Membership Rewards points through July 31 at 16 online merchants when they enroll by March 31 and use an eligible U.S. American Express Card to shop during the offer period. Select merchants include: Gap, Banana Republic, Williams-Sonoma, west elm, Pottery Barn, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, among others. Card Members can enroll in these 2x Membership Rewards offers at amexoffers.com or by logging into their American Express account and visiting Amex Offers & Benefits. Offer availability may vary.

    Amex Offers
    American Express will offer savings from top brands through the month of December, including:

    --  Cole Haan (spend $200+, get $50 back)
    --  GODIVA (spend $50+, get $10 back)
    --  Toys"R"Us (spend $25+, get $5)
    --  Zappos.com (spend $200+, get $50 back)
    

    Eligible Card Members can access Amex Offers by going to amexoffers.com, or by joining the 68% of shoppers who look to social media for savings, by connecting an American Express Card with Facebook or tweeting with a special hashtag (i.e.: #AmexGODIVA) to enroll in offers. Enrolled Card Members can get seamless, couponless savings in the form of a statement credit on their monthly bill. Available Amex Offers are featured on Twitter at amex.co/faves.

    Safe & Secure Protections
    When a Card Member swipes, clicks or taps to pay with American Express this holiday season, their eligible purchases will be backed by the security, service and benefits of Card Membership. American Express fraud and online protection safeguards Card Members and their purchases so they won't be held responsible for fraudulent charges.

    Free 2-day Shipping with ShopRunner.com
    To make the process of shopping online less stressful, American Express partners with ShopRunner.com to bring Card Members who enroll in this program reliable and free 2-day shipping and returns on thousands of brands at more than 90 online merchants. To receive a complimentary ShopRunner membership (valued at $79 annually) and shipping benefits, Card Members can enroll an eligible American Express Card at shoprunner.com/amex and begin taking advantage.

    For more information on all of the benefits from American Express this holiday season, visit www.americanexpress.com.

    About American Express
    American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, twitter.com/americanexpress and youtube.com/americanexpress.

    About the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker
    The American Express Spending & Saving Tracker research was completed online among a random sample of 1,500 adults, including the general U.S. population, as well as an affluent demographic defined by a minimum annual household income of $100,000. Interviewing was conducted by Ebiquity, formerly Echo Research, between September 17 -20, 2014. The results reported have an overall margin of error of +/- 2.5 at the 95 percent level of confidence. For more information, visit http://about.americanexpress.com/news/pr/2014/americans-check-holiday-list-twice.aspx

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    American Express

    CONTACT: Amy Marino, amy.marino@aexp.com




    General Dynamics Awarded Contract by U.S. Army for Hydra-70 Rocket Program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems was awarded a competitive, five-year fixed firm price contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for production of the 2.75-inch/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for all military services.

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    Composed of two main components, the MK66 rocket motor and various warheads, the Hydra-70 rocket can be deployed from most helicopters and some fixed-wing aircraft. The Hydra-70 rocket is employed in a wide range of mission requirements for all branches of the U.S. military as well as its allies.

    "The Hydra 70 rocket is a combat-proven, cost-effective weapon that enhances the survivability and mission success of the warfighter," said Dan Paul, vice president and general manager for precision systems, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. "General Dynamics has been the system integrator for the Hydra rocket since 1996 and has produced more than five million rockets. We will continue to work closely with the Army to deliver a weapon that is both affordable and reliable in action."

    General Dynamics' work on the Hydra-70 rocket system program will be done at the company's Camden, Ark.; Springboro, Ohio; Anniston, Ala.; and Williston, Vt., facilities. The award includes five potential options through 2018, with work expected to be complete by 2020.

    For more information about General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , please visit www.gd-ots.com.

    More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

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    CONTACT: Media: Laurie VanBrocklin, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical
    Systems, office: 727-578-8187, cell: 727-204-1355, email:
    lgvanbrocklin@gd-ots.com, Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics,
    office: 703-876-3583, email: elinnihan@generaldynamics.com

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




    Sears Holdings To Hold Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results Pre-Recorded Conference Call And Audio Webcast

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings announced today that it expects to release its financial results for the Company's fiscal 2014 third quarter before the market opens on Thursday, December 4, 2014, and simultaneously post a pre-recorded conference call and audio webcast on its corporate website. It will feature prepared remarks from Edward S. Lampert, chairman and chief executive officer, and Robert A. Schriesheim, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

    The pre-recorded conference call may be accessed by telephone at 844.826.0613 or 973.200.3092 (conference ID: 42109315), and on Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/invest under "Events & Presentations." The accompanying presentation and transcript will be posted online in conjunction.

    About Sears Holdings Corporation
    Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members - wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way((R)), a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.

    NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
    Sears Holdings Public Relations
    (847) 286-8371

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    Sears Holdings Corporation

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




    Textura To Announce New Solution December 2, 2014; To Present at The Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference on December 3, 2014

    CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation , the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, will announce a new solution for the construction industry utilizing Textura's existing platform and technology after the U.S. stock market closes on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Textura will also hold a conference call to provide further information and answer investor questions at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) that day.

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    The U.S. toll-free dial-in for the conference call is 1-877-407-9039 and the international dial-in number is 1-201-689-8470. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations page of Textura's website at investors.texturacorp.com.

    For those unable to participate in the live conference call, a replay will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 2, 2014, until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 9, 2014. The U.S. toll-free replay dial-in number is 1-877-870-5176 and the international replay dial-in number is 1-858-384-5517. The replay passcode is 13596473.

    Textura also announced today that Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Jillian Sheehan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at The Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

    The presentation will be webcast live on the investor relations page of Textura's website at investors.texturacorp.com and will be available for replay beginning approximately two hours after the live presentation.

    About Textura
    Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle - from takeoff, estimating, design, pre-qualification and bid management to submittals, field management, LEED((R)) management and payment.

    The Textura((R)) collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com

    Contacts:

    Media: Joseph Tateoka, Edelman
    Email: Joseph.Tateoka@edelman.com
    Direct: (312) 729 1710
    Mobile: (312) 523-4096

    Investors:
    Jillian Sheehan
    Email: jillian.sheehan@texturacorp.com
    Direct: (847) 235-8440

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




    Bringing It All Back Home: Risk Management Solutions Makes Seismic Shift to the Private CloudNOTE: This piece was originally published November 6, 2014, on the EMC Pulse blog.By: Paris Georgallis, Cloud Platform Operations Senior Vice President at Risk Management Solutions

    HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://pulseblog.emc.com/2014/11/06/bringing-back-home-risk-management-solutions-makes-seismic-shift-private-cloud/

    RMS develops large, complex catastrophe models to help the insurance and financial industries understand risk and prepare for the financial impact of catastrophes. Working with highly detailed models and tons of data in regulated industries, our cloud strategy is crucial.

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    Four years ago we began a transitional journey to move our traditional on-premise based software offering to a cloud-based SaaS solution to one of the biggest cloud service providers. It proved to be a great virtual runway for us. We saw some important quick wins in the public cloud--the major decrease in development time being a good example. But it didn't take long before the limitations of the public cloud came to the forefront.

    There were the basic economics. Gartner and other analysts agree that there's a point where the cost of subscribing to a cloud service exceeds the cost of an internal private cloud. That definitely was the case for us. The subscription spend quickly surpassed the combined CAPEX and OPEX of in-house operations.

    Second was the public cloud's inability to deliver flawless, predictable, peak performance. Trying to handle our write-intensive, heavy compute load without lag, latency or downtime proved to be impossible using shared resources in the public cloud.

    The third focused on shared resources. Insurance is a heavily regulated industry, and our customers' auditors demanded a more tightly governed environment than could be provided with a shared service.

    Faced with this we began our second transition--with help from Kovarus, a cloud consulting firm --from a public cloud to a private one. Our in-house platform comprised of Cisco UCS as the compute platform, VMware vSphere as the virtualization platform, and four EMC VMAX 40Ks handling all our storage. The VMAX is a powerhouse. During the selection process we tested a range of storage options under full-load conditions, including all-flash arrays. Our write intensive load proved that an all-flash solution was not an option from both an economic and performance perspective. A powerful five nines hybrid array with a substantial cache and automated tiering such as EMC's VMAX, proved to be the best solution for our use case.

    Our performance has improved by an order of magnitude and the cost of the environment has been cut 50 percent. That's just dramatic, isn't it? Ten times the performance at half the cost by bringing our cloud in-house. And it's reliable performance. Testing at full load and we haven't experienced any of the interruptions we had with a public cloud. A lot of the credit for that goes to the VMAX--a true "turn it on and forget about it" storage system. Security concerns for our customers have been answered. Now, in keeping with their own internal standards, our customer's auditors can get answers to critical questions like "which rack and which servers house our data", "is there encryption"--which was impossible to audit with any certainty in a service cloud.

    I was given the kind of challenge any technologist wants--lead a team in a transition to a new environment, improve performance, cut costs, all in a way that delivers business value to our customers. EMC played a played a major--in many ways an indispensable--role in making that happen.

    RMS In CIO Magazine: How RMS Put its Catastrophe Modeling Software in the Cloud

    Video: RMS on Business and Operational Agility with Private Cloud from EMC

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    Tribune Media Company to Participate in the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media and Communications Conference

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Company today announced that Peter Liguori, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a question and answer session at the UBS 42(nd) Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, NY on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The session will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET.

    An audio webcast of the session will be available live here. A replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Tribune Media Investor Relations website at http://investors.tribunemedia.com/, or on the Company's Investor Relations mobile app.

    Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching over 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 71 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including Gracenote, one of the world's leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

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    Tribune Media Company

    CONTACT: Christa Robinson, Chief Communication Officer, 212/210-2794,
    christa@tribunemedia.com, INVESTOR CONTACT: Donna Granato, VP/Corporate
    Finance, Investor Relations, 212/210-2703, dgranato@tribunemedia.com

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




    Hyundai Engineering Selects Intergraph Smart(TM) 3D to Deliver South American Oil Refinery3D design solution cuts project costs and work hours by 51 percent

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Korean engineering company Hyundai Engineering (HEC) has reported significant time and cost savings as a result of using Intergraph Smart((TM)) 3D in the delivery of a US$300 million South American oil refinery project.

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    Smart 3D reduced the cost and work hours involved in the production of the project's engineering drawings by 51 percent, as compared to 2D manual methodology, delivering a multimillion U.S. dollar saving for the company.

    HEC adopted Smart 3D several years ago and has noted a significant improvement in the quality of engineering outputs. The solution enables drawings to be produced automatically, with no manual production required - therefore reducing the technical errors commonly seen with 2D solutions.

    "Smart 3D has been instrumental in reducing project risk and delivering significant time and cost savings," said Myung-su Han, HEC engineering IT team leader. "Furthermore, the high quality of engineering deliverables helped us to avoid reworks and other delays, in turn reducing the overall project schedule."

    Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "The South American oil refinery project is further proof that Intergraph's 3D design solutions offer a clear and quantifiable benefit over 2D solutions.

    "Smart 3D is a logical step forward for Intergraph customers who are currently enjoying the benefits of our earlier 3D design package PDS((R)), and would like to drive productivity even further."

    Smart 3D is the world's first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding, and the metals and mining industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages real-time concurrent design, rules, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules.

    Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Smart 3D and network with other Intergraph users, visit www.intergraph.com/go/tuf.

    The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2018."

    About Hyundai Engineering

    Established in 1974, Hyundai Engineering (HEC) has competencies across the entire project life cycle including feasibility assessments, basic and detailed design, procurement, commissioning and operation and maintenance.

    HEC has long been acknowledged for its extensive experience and accumulated technologies over the world. Furthermore, it is now providing comprehensive engineering and construction solutions for plant and infrastructure projects, including building and housing work. HEC aims to maintain its status as a leading global company by increasing customer value with exceptional efforts and better service. For more information, visit www.hec.co.kr.

    About Intergraph
    Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company's software and solutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities and more reliable operations.

    Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

    Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

    (C) 2014 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph is part of Hexagon. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Caroline Warnes, PR & Communications Specialist, PP&M, T: +61 3
    9856 1936, M: +61 403 990 403, caroline.warnes@intergraph.com

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




    Level 3 Completes Offering of $600 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes

    BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced that it has completed its previously announced offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75% Senior Notes due 2022 in a private offering to "qualified institutional buyers," as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and non-U.S. persons outside the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933.

    The 5.75% Senior Notes will mature on December 1, 2022. The net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, will be used to redeem all of Level 3's outstanding 11.875% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "11.875% Senior Notes"), including accrued interest, applicable premiums and expenses.

    Today, a notice of redemption was distributed to holders of Level 3's 11.875% Senior Notes. The redemption of all the outstanding 11.875% Senior Notes is scheduled to occur on Dec. 31, 2014.

    The 5.75% Senior Notes are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws.

    About Level 3 Communications
    Level 3 Communications, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com [http://www.level3.com/] or get to know us on Twitter [https://twitter.com/Level3], Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/#!/level3] and LinkedIn [http://www.linkedin.com/company/level-3-communications].

    © Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    Forward-Looking Statement
    Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact Information Media: Investors: Ashley Pritchard Mark Stoutenberg +1 720-888-5950 +1 720-888-2518 ashley.pritchard@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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    Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.level3.com/




    Marketo to Present at the Credit Suisse 18th Annual Technology Conference

    SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo , the leading provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, today announced that Phil Fernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 18(th) Annual Technology Conference, to be held at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 4:00 PM MST.

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    The presentation will be webcast live on the investor relations section of the company's website at www.marketo.com and will be available for replay beginning approximately two hours after the live presentation.

    About Marketo
    Marketo provides the leading marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers master the art and science of digital marketing. Through a unique combination of innovation and expertise, Marketo is focused solely on helping marketers keep pace in an ever-changing digital world. Spanning today's digital, social, mobile and offline channels, Marketo's Engagement Marketing Platform powers a set of breakthrough applications to help marketers tackle all aspects of digital marketing from the planning and orchestration of marketing activities to the delivery of personalized interactions that can be optimized in real-time. Marketo's applications are known for their ease-of-use, and are complemented by the Marketing Nation(R), a thriving network of 400 third-party solutions through our LaunchPoint(R) ecosystem and over 50,000 marketers who share and learn from each other to grow their collective marketing expertise. The result for modern marketers is unprecedented agility and superior results. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA with offices in Europe, Australia and Japan, Marketo serves as a strategic marketing partner to more than 3,400 large enterprises and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.marketo.com.

    Marketo, the Marketo logo, Marketing Nation and LaunchPoint are trademarks of Marketo, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Erica Abrams, The Blueshirt Group for Marketo, 415.217.5864,
    Erica@blueshirtgroup.com




    Leidos Awarded Contract By Defense Logistics Agency EnergySolutions Company to Provide Installation and Training for Business Systems Modernization

    RESTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos , a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) - Energy. The single-award, firm-fixed-price contract has a seven-month base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of approximately $37 million, if all options are exercised. Work was awarded under the Business Systems Modernization - Energy (BSM-E) and Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) Deployments, Operational, and Field Site Support contract. Varec Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, will perform work at various Department of Defense facilities around the globe.

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    DLA Energy provides the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions. Under the contract, Leidos will provide services which include installation, repair and training for BSM-E and eConvergence hardware and software deployed to locations utilizing FuelsManager(R) Defense (FMD), FuelsManager(R) Defense-Express (FMD-E) and FuelsManager(R) Defense-Enterprise (FMDE) software.

    "Leidos is committed to support the fuel operational needs of our military. The deployment of Varec's FuelsManager(R) Defense software directly supports the Defense Logistics Agency Energy fuels operations mission at over 600 Defense Fuel Supply Points and for the warfighters worldwide," said Leidos Group President, Mary Craft.

    About Leidos
    Leidos is a FORTUNE 500(R) science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company's 21,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, after giving effect to the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

    Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2014, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

    Contact: Melissa Koskovich Jennifer Gephart (571) 526-6850 (571) 526-6852 Koskovichm@Leidos.com Gephartja@Leidos.com

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    The Beer Store Selects VersaPay

    TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - VersaPay Corporation ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud-based invoicing, accounts receivable management and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that The Beer Store, a Molson / Labatts joint-venture company, has gone live on VersaPay's ARCPay platform to increase payment acceptance. This represents one of VersaPay's largest customer acquisitions to-date.

    "We are excited to announce that The Beer Store has selected VersaPay to support its initiative to increase electronic payments from its business customers," commented Craig O'Neill, VersaPay's CEO. "The distribution industry is an attractive market for us and The Beer Store provides a strong case study for the value proposition VersaPay offers to distributors."

    Additionally, Brewers Distributor Ltd. (BDL) - the sister distribution company of The Beer Store in Western Canada, has renewed its service contract with VersaPay. BDL has been one of the longest standing customers of VersaPay.

    About The Beer Store

    Founded in 1927, The Beer Store is the trading name for Brewers Retail - a joint-venture between Molson-Coors Brewing Company and the Labatt arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev of Belgium. With over 441 retail stores in Ontario, it is the largest distributor of domestic beer to over 16,000 Ontario licensees.

    About Brewers Distributor

    Brewers Distributor Ltd (BDL) is a private joint venture company owned by Labatt Breweries of Canada and Molson Breweries for the wholesale distribution of beer and the collection of returnable, refillable and recyclable beer containers within the four Western Canadian Provinces, as well as Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

    About VersaPay

    VersaPay is a leading cloud-based invoice presentment and payment provider for businesses of all sizes. VersaPay's ARC and ARCPay software-as-a-service offerings allow businesses to easily deliver customized electronic invoices to their customers, to accept credit card and EFT / ACH payments and automatically reconcile payments to their ERP and accounting software.

    VersaPay is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has operations in Montreal and New York.

    Forward Looking and Other Cautionary Statements.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements and information that are based on the beliefs of management and reflect the Company's current expectations. When used in this news release, the words "estimate", "project", "belief", "anticipate", "intend", "expect", "plan", "predict", "may" or "should" and the negative of these words or such variations thereon or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Such statements and information reflect the current view of the Company with respect to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in those forward-looking statements and information.

    By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the speculative nature of the Company's business, the Company's formative stage of development and the Company's financial position.

    Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change.

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    VersaPay Corporation

    CONTACT: For additional information about this news release, please
    contact: David C.W. Chan, Chief Financial Officer, VersaPay Corporation,
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    Cimatron Donates $1.7 Million Software to Iowa Community College for Advanced CAD/CAM TrainingDonation will help students gain sought-after skills to fill the growing need for highly trained manufacturing workers

    NOVI, Michigan, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Cimatron Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cimatron Limited , is donating software valued at over $1.7 million to Southeastern Community College (SCC) in Iowa. The CimatronE [http://www.cimatron.com/main/homepage.aspx?folderID=5&lang=en ] software-a CAD/CAM solution for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts-will be used to provide training for students in design and advanced manufacturing.

    Donation Helps Meet the Talent Needs of Manufacturers

    It is one of the largest donations to SCC and will provide the foundation for training students from high school through college to meet the increasing demand for manufacturing expertise by companies in Iowa. The region is home to such industries as energy, pharmaceutical, food processing, and plastics. The donation was facilitated by the Lee County Economic Development Group, a private/public partnership to foster development and employment in the county.

    Cimatron Sees Iowa as a Key Manufacturing Location

    "This donation, along with another donation to North Iowa Area Community College last year, underscores the importance Cimatron places on growing the manufacturing industry in Iowa and throughout North America," said Bill Gibbs, Cimatron North America President. "The demand for skilled CAD/CAM workers is the number one challenge that comes up in every conversation we have with customers as well as in a survey of toolmakers and manufacturers [http://www.cimatron.com/NA/pressreleases.aspx?FolderID=912&docID=23372&lang=en ] we conducted last year."

    Training on CimatronE software for mold, die making, and manufacturing will be part of the curriculum for Associate of Applied Science in Computer Assisted Drafting and Advanced Manufacturing degrees. "This will elevate the status of SCC among prospective students and employers as a college on the cutting edge of CAD/CAM," said Michael Ash, the president of SCC.

    The State of Iowa Invests in Manufacturing

    "In Iowa, manufacturing is big business. In fact, the percentage of the state's GDP derived from manufacturing has consistently ranked in the top 10 in the country," said Debi Durham, the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). "The advanced manufacturing sector is so strong in Iowa because the public and private sectors work together to ensure conditions are favorable for growth. Keeping Iowa's community colleges equipped with leading edge technology is an essential part of training the next generation of highly skilled workers who are sought by Iowa's manufacturers to support future growth."

    About Cimatron

    With over 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM software solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles and ultimately shorten product delivery time.

    The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with software solutions for mold design, die design, electrode design, 2.5 to 5 Axis milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.

    Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit Cimatron's web site at: http://www.cimatron.com

    About Southeastern Community College

    Southeastern Community College has been a vital part of our region since 1920. We have touched the lives of over 100,000 people since then. SCC's top priority is to provide affordable, high quality education and facilities for students in the Great River Region. For more information, see http://www.scciowa.edu.

    This press release includes forward looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements may relate to Cimatron's plans, objectives and expected financial and operating results. The words "may," "could," "would," "will," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," and similar expressions or variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Cimatron's ability to control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward looking statements include, but are not limited to: currency fluctuations, global economic and political conditions, marketing demand for Cimatron products and services, long sales cycles, new product development, assimilating future acquisitions, maintaining relationships with customers and partners, and increased competition. For more details about the risks and uncertainties related to Cimatron's business, refer to Cimatron's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cimatron cannot assess the impact of or the extent to which any single factor or risk, or combination of them, may cause. Cimatron undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    For more information contact: Ilan Erez Chief Financial Officer Cimatron Ltd. Phone: +972-73-237-0114 ilane@cimatron.com Idit Pass Lagziel Marketing Manager Cimatron Ltd. Phone: +972-73-237-0298 iditp@cimatron.com Investor Relations contact: Ehud Helft/Kenny Green GK Investor Relations Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246 cimatron@gkir.com

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    ISG: Demand for Specialists Pushes Outsourcing Volume HigherISG Momentum(R) Report Finds Contract Counts Rising More than Total Spending Across Service Lines as Clients Split Scope and Engage Multiple Service Providers

    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buyers of IT and business process outsourcing services increasingly are splitting the work among specialist providers, resulting in historically high levels of contracting activity and changes in the nature of outsourcing arrangements, according to research from Information Services Group (ISG) , a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company.

    The latest Momentum(R) Market Trends & Insights Report(R) from ISG, which examines trends in eight leading information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) service lines, shows enterprise clients eschewing the large, bundled service agreements of the past in favor of smaller, shorter engagements with more specialized service providers.

    Clients also have become notably more open to new outsourcing models (e.g., with different onshore/offshore ratios or hybrid organizations) and to new pricing structures, especially pricing models that offer elasticity.

    "Clients are using outsourcing more strategically to support their larger business strategies," said ISG Chief Research Officer Paul Reynolds. "This has important competitive implications. Service providers need to be trusted advisors to their clients and be more proactive in suggesting new processes and technologies to improve the business. This will require deeper domain expertise, which many service providers are already developing through investment or acquisition. To remain competitive, it will no longer be enough to be the lowest-cost provider."

    ISG observes changing attitudes toward outsourcing that are driving the changes in contracting activity. While cost savings is still the leading outsourcing driver, clients are increasingly using outsourcing to help them become more innovative and agile. Clients are more willing to work with service providers that may not be able to meet all their needs, but can deliver exceptional performance in a specific process area. These drivers are producing increased multi-sourcing for the ITO service lines (Application Development & Maintenance, Data Center, End User Computing and Managed Network Service) and a rise in industry-specific BPO.

    As clients' use of multisourcing is growing, so is their appreciation for the need to coordinate activity among service providers. ISG notes increasing demand for service integration and management (SIAM) services, and accelerated development of new governance models. Clients are more willing to invest in these new methods and additional resources to improve outcomes, ISG finds.

    In some service lines, particularly Managed Network Services and Data Center, clients are appointing a master integrator that is responsible for coordinating activity among different contractors and ensuring that service levels are not hurt by lack of cooperation or technical incompatibilities.

    Niche service providers have been gaining market share in most service lines, although most client spending still goes to large, traditional multinationals. While the general trend is toward more specific, standalone contracts, bundled activity was up in some BPO service lines as clients upgraded their technology platforms as part of a business process makeover.

    Enterprise demand for mobility, analytics and social media applications has been beneficial for service providers with strong application development capabilities. Standalone ADM contract activity rose sharply as clients used additional service providers to reduce the backlog of demand for new apps.

    The 2014 Momentum(R) Market Trends & Insights Service Line Report takes an in-depth look at eight leading ITO and BPO service lines: Application Development & Maintenance (ADM), Managed Network Services (MNS), Data Center, End-User Computing (EUC), Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO), Contact Center Services (CSS), Procurement Services, and Finance & Accounting Services (F&A). It also provides high-level spending data on other BPO services, and for the first time, looks at the dynamics within the industry-specific BPO space.

    This latest Momentum(R) report is part of a series of quarterly reports that focus on outsourcing activity by service line, vertical industry and geographic location. To read the executive summary of this report or to learn about other Momentum services and information products, please visit www.isg-one.com/web/services/momentum/.

    About Information Services Group

    Information Services Group (ISG) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience and global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 850 employees and operates in 21 countries.

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    Rentrak Completes Acquisition of Kantar Media's U.S.-Based Television Measurement Assets- TV Industry Now Has One Massive and Passive Measurement Service -

    PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak , the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the U.S. television measurement business of WPP's Kantar business unit for 1,526,790 restricted shares of Rentrak common stock. Based on the closing price of Rentrak's common stock on November 28, 2014, the shares have an approximate value of $128 million.

    The transaction includes Kantar Media's customer contracts and customer relationships involved in U.S. television measurement, creating the benefits of clarity and simplicity for clients in the U.S. TV ratings marketplace with a single massive and passive TV measurement service.

    Rentrak expects the acquisition to produce multiple long-term revenue streams directly, as well as from anticipated future joint marketing agreements with Kantar and its expanded relationship with, and endorsement from, GroupM. Rentrak expects to add approximately $7 to $9 million in revenue in fiscal 2016 as a result of the transaction, which is expected to be slightly accretive in fiscal 2016.

    In connection with the acquisition, WPP also purchased additional restricted shares of Rentrak common stock from the company for $56 million in cash, giving WPP an ownership stake of 16.7 percent of Rentrak's stock as of the closing date.

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    The foregoing paragraphs contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, that Rentrak will generate approximately $7 to $9 million in revenue in fiscal 2016 as a result of the transaction and that it will be slightly accretive in fiscal 2016, and that the transaction will expand Rentrak's leadership position in television measurement and consumer insights. These forward-looking statements are based on Rentrak's current expectations, estimates and projections about its business and industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and Rentrak's actual results may differ significantly as a result of a number of factors, including the company's ability to attract new revenue-sharing customers and retain existing customers, the company's success in maintaining its relationships with studios and other product suppliers, the company's ability to successfully develop and market new products to create new revenue streams, its ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, and Rentrak's customers continuing to comply with the terms of their agreements. Additional factors that could affect Rentrak's financial results are described in Rentrak's reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Results of operations in any past period should not be considered indicative of the results to be expected for future periods.

    About Rentrak
    Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with Advanced Demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.

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    CTG Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend of Six Cents Per Common Share

    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CTG , an information technology (IT) solutions and services company, today announced that its board of directors has declared a $0.06 per share dividend on the Company's common stock outstanding, payable in cash on January 2, 2015 to shareholders of record on December 19, 2014.

    About CTG

    CTG develops innovative IT solutions to address the business needs and challenges of companies in several higher-growth industries including healthcare, technology services, energy, and financial services. As a leading provider of IT and business consulting services to the healthcare market, CTG offers healthcare institutions, physician practices, payers, and related organizations a full range of offerings to help them achieve clinical, operational, and financial goals. CTG has developed for the healthcare provider and payer markets unique, proprietary software solutions that support better and lower cost healthcare. CTG also provides managed services IT staffing for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by nearly 50 years' experience, proprietary methodologies, and an ISO 9001-certified management system, CTG has a proven track record of delivering high-value, industry-specific solutions. CTG operates in North America and Western Europe. CTG posts news and other important information on the Web at www.ctg.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    This document contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the Company's current expectations as to future growth. These statements are based upon a review of industry reports, current business conditions in the areas where the Company does business, the availability of qualified professional staff, the demand for the Company's services, and other factors that involve risk and uncertainty. As such, actual results may differ materially in response to a change in such factors. Such forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's disclosures set forth in the Company's 2013 Form 10-K, which is incorporated by reference. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.

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    Pointer Telocation Announces Plan to Spin-off Shagrir Business

    ROSH HAAYIN, Israel, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pointer Telocation Ltd. ("Pointer") - a leading developer, manufacturer and operator of Mobile Resource Management (MRM), announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to spin off certain assets and liabilities of its wholly owned subsidiary, Shagrir Systems Ltd. ("Shagrir") into a new entity ("NewCo"). Thereafter Shagrir, with its remaining assets will be merged into Pointer.

    As part of the spin-off process, Shagrir's current Road Side Assistance (RSA) and other related services shall be purchased by NewCo. Following the spin-off, Shagrir, with its remaining business consisting of Mobile Resource Management (MRM), will be merged into Pointer (the "Merger"). Once this process is complete, Pointer's business will be fully focused on its MRM activities, in line with its long-term strategy. Location-based services and fleet management for vehicle and assets tracking will be the core activity of Pointer's MRM business.

    The merger is expected to become effective as of December 31, 2014. During 2015, Pointer intends, subject to the applicable legal requirements, to distribute the shares of NewCo to Pointer's shareholders as a dividend in kind (the "Distribution") and shall use its best efforts to register NewCo's shares for trade on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

    Pointer shares will continue to trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol 'PNTR' after the Distribution is completed.

    Pointer's Board of Directors has determined that the proposed spin-off and Distribution is in the best interests of Pointer's shareholders. Certain pro-forma information is provided in Exhibit A hereto for informational purposes. Pointer believes that spinning off the Transferred Business will provide several opportunities and benefits, including the following:

    Market Recognition: Pointer management believes that Pointer's market valuation does not fully reflect the value inherent in Pointer's assets and properties. By listing for trading and distributing these assets to Pointer shareholders, management aims to unlock some of the unrecognized value of these assets and place it directly into the hands of Pointer shareholders.

    Business Focus: Each business, Pointer (MRM) and NewCo (RSA), will be better able to focus its efforts on and allocate its resources towards its respective businesses.

    David Mahlab, President and CEO of Pointer commented, "The purpose of the plan is to increase shareholder value by realizing some of the unlocked value inherent within Pointer as well as simplify the overall structure of the business. The Pointer corporate structure will become much simpler and our business will become focused on the fast growing MRM space, which will enable us to increase our growth rates and improve our profitability. Pointer's shareholders will also benefit from NewCo, a solid and profitable company, focused on the RSA space, which will be a standalone listed company. We are confident that this move creates significant value and is in the best interests of both companies."

    The spin-off and Distribution do not require Pointer's shareholders' approval. Further details regarding the Distribution will be mailed to Pointer's shareholders prior to the Distribution. The consummation of the Distribution shall be subject to certain conditions that will be described in the information mailed to shareholders.

    About Pointer Telocation:

    Pointer Telocation is a leading provider of technology and services to the automotive and insurance industries, offering a set of services including Road Side Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Fleet Management. Pointer has a growing list of customers and products installed in 50 countries. Cellocator, a Pointer Products Division, is a leading AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) solutions provider for stolen vehicle retrieval, fleet management, car & driver safety, public safety, vehicle security and more. Pointer Telocation's top management and the development center are located in the Afek Industrial Area of Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel.

    For more information: http://www.pointer.com

    Pro-forma amounts

    The unaudited non-GAAP pro forma financial information included in this press release have been derived from our historical consolidated financial statements and are not intended to reflect our actual results of operations had the transaction contemplated by the spin-off occurred as of and for the periods indicated. In addition, such information is provided for illustrative and informational purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the future results of operations or financial condition of Pointer or NewCo as independent, publicly traded companies. The pro forma information is based upon available information and assumptions that management believes are reasonable, that reflect the expected impacts of events directly attributable to the spin-off, and that are factually supportable, and, where applicable, that are expected to have a continuing impact on us. However, our assumptions may prove not to be accurate and such adjustments are subject to change based on the finalization of the terms of the spin-off.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains historical information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the business, financial condition and results of operations of Pointer Telocation. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "seems," "plan," "aim," "should" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of Pointer Telocation with respect to the proposed acquisition and other future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Pointer Telocation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, the potential impact of, and opportunities created by the proposed reorganization and spin-off transaction; its dividends plans, the ability of Pointer to complete the contemplated transactions, the ability of each of NewCo and Pointer to conduct and expand their respective businesses following the proposed spin-off, changes in the markets in which Pointer Telocation operates and in general economic and business conditions, loss or gain of key customers and unpredictable sales cycles, competitive pressures, market acceptance of new products, inability to meet efficiency and cost reduction objectives, changes in business strategy and various other factors, both referenced and not referenced in this press release. Various risks and uncertainties may affect Pointer Telocation and its results of operations, as described in reports filed by Pointer Telocation with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Pointer Telocation does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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    Zvi Fried, V.P. and Chief Financial Officer Kenny Green/Ehud Helft, GK Investor Relations Tel.: +972-3-572 3111 Tel: +1 646 201 9246 E-mail: zvif@pointer.com E-mail: pointer@gkir.com ------------------------ ------------------------

    Exhibit A

    U.S. dollars in thousands

    Nine months ended Year ended September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013 ------------------ ----------------- MRM RSA Total MRM RSA Total --- --- ----- --- --- ----- Unaudited Unaudited --------- Revenues 51,539 27,177 78,716 62,303 35,554 97,857 Cost of Revenues 28,458 23,445 51,903 35,155 31,105 66,260 Gross profit 23,081 3,732 26,813 27,148 4,449 31,597 ====== ===== ====== ====== ===== ====== 45% 14% 34% 44% 13% 32% Operating Expenses 17,510 2,925 20,435 21,290 4,261 25,551 Operating profit 5,571 807 6,378 5,858 188 6,046 ===== === ===== ===== === =====

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    FDA Issues New Regulations for Vending IndustryFinalized rules will usher in new era for the $19 Billion Automated Retailing Market

    CORONA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (www.autoretail.com), a manufacturer of high performance automated retailing systems and technology-infused vending machines, announced that they have a deep portfolio of products and solutions that already meet the new requirements established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    As reported in Vending Times and other publications, the long-awaited calorie-disclosure rules for food and beverages sold through vending machines have been finalized by the FDA.

    The vending machine rule requires operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines to disclose calorie information for food sold from vending machines. Owners of vending machines must post calorie information for each item inside the machines on nearby placards, posters or on digital displays.

    "We are seeing the ushering in of a new era of vending," said Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT, Inc. "Consumers have demanded a change, and we have responded by providing new technologies that empower and inform."

    AVT has developed proprietary software and a series of unique touchscreen interfaces that provide consumers with complete nutritional information, as well as the options to play games, read news, receive coupons and special offers, and enjoy free WiFi.

    AVT's patent on wireless connectivity of vending machines will also play an important role in the phase-in of new, FDA-compliant systems. "The FDA regulation is specifically targeting owners of multiple machines," said James Winsor, CEO of AVT. "Our patented technologies enable owners and operators of vending machines to receive real-time information on all of their units, including sales reports, status updates, inventory alerts, and highly detailed and customizable data."

    "Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home and people today expect clear information about the products they consume," said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. "Making calorie information available is an important step for public health that will help consumers make informed choices for themselves and their families."

    To find out how AVT can help vending operators come into compliance, or for details on AVT's new line of FDA-compliant vending systems, please call (877) 424-3663, or visit: www.autoretail.com.

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    DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. To Speak At Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 2014

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. , a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers, today announced that it will have two speakers presenting at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference on Dec. 3 and 4 at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

    DFT has teamed with Jim Craig, Olympic gold medalist and goalie of the 1980 USA hockey team, to speak on "The Power of Teamwork," on Wed., Dec. 3 at 7:15 a.m. PST in the Venetian G room. Craig will provide specific examples from the experience of the U.S. "Miracle on Ice" hockey team and how it confounded the experts, made history ... and made it to the top of the podium. The first 50 attendees will receive a copy of Craig's book, "Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons From America's Miracle Team."*

    Scott Davis, Executive Vice President of Operations for DFT, will present on "It Takes a Team: Building the Next Generation Data Center" on Thurs., Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. PST in the Bassano 2601 room. Davis will provide a first look into the design and building of DFT's latest mega data center and innovative commissioning techniques. Attendees will learn how DFT transformed traditional computer room power distribution, resulting in improved energy efficiency and reduced operating costs without sacrificing reliability. Features include a medium voltage electrical distribution system, an Isolated-Parallel UPS topology, new innovations within the cooling design and an industry-leading PUE.

    "Events like Gartner's Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference exude a high caliber of mindshare, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with attendees, customers, partners and analysts," said Lee Kestler, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing for DuPont Fabros Technology. "Data center infrastructure management is a hot topic at the conference this year, and we are excited to share results from our latest data center design. We collaborated with customers who inspired progressive design ideas, which in turn, provided the new standard for our next generation data centers."

    DFT is a Silver Plus sponsor and will be located in booth #380.

    About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
    DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission-critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's 11 data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.75 million gross square feet and 240 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.dft.com

    About the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 2014
    The 33(rd) Annual Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference is the premier destination for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders around the world focusing on today's most important I&O topics, trends and technologies. This event provides in-depth coverage of mobile, cloud, storage and other IT forces that are making new demands on the data center -- as well as expert advice that will help position I&O as a key contributor to business strategy and competitive advantage. The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference will help Data Center professionals reliably deliver crucial IT services and drive improved levels of productivity and innovation at the same time. Additional information is available at: http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/data-center/

    *While Gartner is hosting the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 2014 event, Gartner is not in any way affiliated with Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. or this promotion, the selection of winners or the distribution of prizes. Gartner disclaims all responsibility for any claims that may arise hereunder.

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