Companies news of 2015-10-01 (page 1)

  • Air Products Introduces Polycat(TM) 204 Catalyst for Rigid Polyurethane FoamsNew Additive...
  • Large Format 3D Printer Demonstration and a Trivia GamePlenty to see at the combined...
  • QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
  • CBIZ Acquires Pension Resource Group, Inc.
  • Jagged Peak to Showcase StorePoint(R) at the Shop.org Digital SummitA New Web-Based...
  • GCI Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Question & Answer Call-In InformationINVESTOR...
  • Domtar's 'Paper Trail' wins Environmental Strategy of the Year Award
  • Barracuda Announces Authorization of Stock Repurchase Program
  • Microsoft, ASUS broaden patent licensing engagementExpanded licensing deal enables deeper...
  • DST Wins 2015 NOVA "Innovation in Back Office Efficiencies" AwardDST Vision HomeOffice...
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    Air Products Introduces Polycat(TM) 204 Catalyst for Rigid Polyurethane FoamsNew Additive Enables High Performance with "Next Generation" HFO Blowing Agent Solstice(R) LBA from Honeywell

    LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products today introduced the new Polycat(TM) 204 catalyst to its product portfolio for use in rigid polyurethane foams. Polycat 204 is a non-emissive catalyst specifically designed to help polyurethane foam producers maximize their foam performance and achieve up to six to eight months of system stability when incorporating "Next Generation" Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) Blowing Agents, such as Honeywell's Solstice LBA (HFO-1233zd(E)).

    These new HFO Blowing Agents are being used and commercially adopted in response to increasing global regulation and, ultimately, the phase-out of Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Blowing Agents. HFO Blowing Agents have significantly reduced global warming potential (GWP) relative to HFC Blowing Agents and are typically used in polyurethane foam applications that require high insulation properties, such as spray foam insulation, refrigerator/freezer insulation, and panel insulation for building structures.

    "Increasing environmental regulation of HFCs and the need to reduce building emissions while maintaining shelf stability in applications like spray foam can present a real challenge to the polyurethane foam industry. Relative to conventional amine catalysts, Polycat 204 catalyst provides significantly more shelf stability in rigid foam systems containing Solstice LBA. This innovative product is helping the industry adopt HFO blowing agents with reduced GWP footprint, while also reducing VOC [volatile organic compound] emissions," said Steve Hulme, vice president and general manager, Polyurethane Additives, for Air Products.

    "The Polycat 204 catalyst is a tool that can significantly increase the shelf stability of Solstice LBA based spray foam systems. This helps our customers achieve the product reliability they demand, while gaining the environmental and performance benefits of using Solstice LBA," said Laura Reinhard, global spray foam business manager for Honeywell. Solstice LBA has an ultra-low GWP of one, which is 99.9 percent lower than traditional blowing agents and equal to carbon dioxide. It is non-ozone-depleting, nonflammable and is VOC-exempt per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It has received approval under the EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program, the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program and other chemical registration requirements globally.

    Air Products' Polyurethane Additives business, part of the company's Materials Technologies segment, is a global leader and offers the broadest product line of catalysts and surfactants for all types of foam. Air Products has been an industry leader in enabling blowing agent technology transitions and will continue to innovate with this fourth generation change.

    To learn more about Polycat 204 catalyst and other additives designed for use with the new HFO Blowing Agents, please visit airproducts.com/HFOBlowingAgents. Air Products will be attending the CPI Technical Conference in Orlando from October 5-7 and presenting a technical poster on Polycat 204 catalyst.

    To learn more about Solstice LBA, please visit http://www.honeywell-blowingagents.com/

    About Air Products:
    Air Products is a leading industrial gases company. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products' materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning, coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world's safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

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    Air Products

    CONTACT: Media Inquiries: Andrew Ball, tel: +44 1932 249245; email:
    balla2@airproducts.com; Renee Giello, tel: (908) 610-4876; email:
    giellorr@airproducts.com; Investor Inquiries: Simon Moore, tel: (610)
    481-7461; email: mooresr@airproducts.com

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




    Large Format 3D Printer Demonstration and a Trivia GamePlenty to see at the combined Advanced Manufacturing Event in Houston, October 13-14

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon will bring its multi-industry advanced design and manufacturing trade show and conference to the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center) in Houston, TX, October 13-14, 2015. Some 2,000 manufacturing professionals and industry leaders are expected at the event.

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    The Center Stage presents free demonstrations and cool presentations, such as a 3D Printing Large Objects Demonstration by Catalyst RE:3D, and a fun Powder and Bulk Solids Trivia Game by Jenike & Johanson. There will also be talks on The Future of Packaging and The Future of Powder & Bulk Solids.

    The show is designed with seven areas of focus to expand visitor opportunities. There will be suppliers in PBS Texas for powder and bulk solids; TexasPack for packaging; ATX Texas for automation; Design & Manufacturing Texas for advanced design, including 3D printing; PLASTEC Texas for plastics, AeroCon for aerospace and aviation; and Quality Expo, because quality is everybody's business.

    In addition, there are two days and two tracks of conference sessions on PBS, Fundamental and Advanced. Also of note are a one-day conference on 3D printing and a one-day conference on Quality by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), which includes a session on what's new with ISO 9001:2015.

    For more information on any of the co-located events and their relevant conferences, click on the event links above.

    About UBM Canon
    UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

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    CONTACT: Donna Lawrence, donna.lawrence@ubm.com




    QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. today announced that the Company will issue its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 after market close on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9 a.m. Central time / 10 a.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 883-0383 (U.S.) or (412) 902-6506 (International). The participant entry number is 0169276# and callers are asked to dial in ten minutes prior to start time. A link to the live broadcast and the replay will be available on the Company's website (www.qtsdatacenters.com) under the Investors tab.

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    About QTS
    QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions and fully managed services, and the owner of Carpathia Hosting, a leading provider of hybrid cloud services and managed hosting. QTS' integrated technology service platform of custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications. QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 25 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Jeff Berson
    ir@qtsdatacenters.com

    Media Contact:
    Marlena Reed
    communications 21 for QTS
    404.814.1330
    mreed@c21pr.com

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




    CBIZ Acquires Pension Resource Group, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CBIZ, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that it has acquired Pension Resource Group, Inc. ("PRG"), based in Woodstock, GA, effective October 1, 2015.

    Co-founded by Michael Croyle in 1995, PRG provides pension administration solutions including defined benefit administration, data warehousing, benefit communication, compensation statement and human capital services to clients ranging in size from 500 to over 60,000 participants. PRG has 35 employees and recorded approximately $4.8 million in revenue over the past twelve months.

    Steve Gerard, Chairman and CEO of CBIZ stated, "We look forward to welcoming Mike and his team to CBIZ. By combining PRG's experienced pension consultants and actuaries, along with their propriety IPASMaster(TM) pension software platform, with our growing and nationally recognized CBIZ Retirement Plan Services business we can provide a total retirement solution that will better serve our clients."

    Michael Croyle of PRG stated, "We are very excited to join CBIZ. We are confident that joining forces with the current CBIZ retirement team will strengthen our ability to serve our clients. We feel the CBIZ culture and additional service offerings are a perfect fit for our associates and clients alike."

    Named one of America's 2015 Best Employers and ranked as the #1 employer in the consulting and accounting industry by Forbes magazine, CBIZ, Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better manage their finances and employees. CBIZ provides its clients with financial services including accounting, tax, financial advisory, government health care consulting, risk advisory, real estate consulting, and valuation services. Employee services include employee benefits consulting, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan consulting, payroll, life insurance, HR consulting, and executive recruitment. As one of the largest accounting, insurance brokerage and valuation companies in the United States, the Company's services are provided through more than 100 Company offices in 34 states.

    Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to adequately manage and sustain its growth; the Company's dependence on the current trend of outsourcing business services; the Company's dependence on the services of its CEO and other key employees; competitive pricing pressures; general business and economic conditions; and changes in governmental regulation and tax laws affecting the Company's insurance business or its business services operations. A more detailed description of such risks and uncertainties may be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    CBIZ, Inc.

    CONTACT: Lori Novickis, Director, Corporate Relations, CBIZ, Inc.,
    Cleveland, Ohio, (216) 447-9000

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




    Jagged Peak to Showcase StorePoint(R) at the Shop.org Digital SummitA New Web-Based Solution the Enables Omnichannel Fulfillment

    TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jagged Peak, Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise-class eCommerce software and fulfillment solutions will showcase StorePoint at the Shop.org 2015 Digital Summit in Philadelphia on October 5-7 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    Attendees at the show can visit the EXPO Hall at Jagged Peak's booth #1320 to learn how Jagged Peak's StorePoint, the newest extension of the EDGE eCommerce platform, can power omnichannel fulfillment. Demos will be given onsite to show how the solution manages the pickup in-store, ship-from-store and store-to-store transfer functions from an easy-to-use online user interface.

    "StorePoint helps retailers undergo an omnichannel transformation that creates a customer-centric experience across multiple sales channels," said Vince Fabrizzi, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. "We're looking forward to demonstrating EDGE with StorePoint at the show. It integrates to traditional Point of Sale systems and has a user-friendly interface for store associates to easily navigate through."

    With StorePoint, retailers can expand product availability to shoppers, by presenting all available inventory from every store location. Orders are then fulfilled from a store location - either the customer's preferred pick-up location or if shipped, a store location that will deliver the product quickest, at the lowest cost.

    For additional information on StorePoint or to schedule a demo at the show, visit www.jaggedpeak.com/storepoint.

    About Jagged Peak
    Jagged Peak is a leading eCommerce solutions provider with software and services that enhance the scalability, flexibility and profitability of omnichannel businesses. Its full-featured eCommerce Platform (ECP) and robust Order Management System (OMS) can be deployed alone or coupled with a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Transportation Management System (TMS) to form a shop-to-ship, web-based software suite that integrates the entire order life cycle with visibility across business units, distribution channels and trading partners all while enabling the client to have complete control of their online brand. EDGE is deployed through a license or cloud-based SaaS delivery model. Combining its technology with a comprehensive array of eMarketing, customer support and IT professional services along with "anytime, anywhere" order fulfillment through its FlexNet warehouse network, Jagged Peak offers a rare and uniquely holistic approach to eCommerce. Jagged Peak's blue chip client roster includes numerous global consumer brand companies. For more information, please visit www.jaggedpeak.com.

    Media Contact
    Kristine Bowman
    Director of Marketing
    Jagged Peak
    813-514-2580 x138
    kbowman@jaggedpeak.com

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    Jagged Peak, Inc.

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




    GCI Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Question & Answer Call-In InformationINVESTOR RELATIONS CONFERENCE CALL ADVISORY

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHO: GCI WHAT: GCI will issue its third quarter 2015 earnings release after the market closes on Wed. Nov. 4, 2015. The financial release will be available at www.gci.com. A conference call to discuss operating results will take place on Thurs., Nov. 5, 2015 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern Time). Senior management will conduct the briefing. HOW: To access the briefing, call the conference operator between 1:45-2 p.m. (Eastern Time) at 844-850-0551 (international callers should dial 1-412-902-4197). Identify your call as "GCI." Callers will be placed on music hold until the briefing commences. After the direct by GCI, callers may ask questions via the conference operator. The conference call also is accessible via net conferencing. To participate online, log on to www.gci.com and follow the instructions. Beginning at 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Nov. 5, a rebroadcast of the briefing will be available for three days by dialing 877-344-7529, access code 10069357 (international callers should 1-412-317-0088). Please note the new access code.

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    GCI

    CONTACT: David Morris, 907-265-5396, or dmorris@gci.com

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




    Domtar's 'Paper Trail' wins Environmental Strategy of the Year Award

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    The Paper Trail((R)) recognized by RISI as an innovative tool for supply chain transparency in the pulp and paper industry

    MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation has been awarded the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) 2015 Environmental Strategy of the Year Award for The Paper Trail((R)), its newly revitalized digital transparency tool. When using the tool, customers are able to learn where their paper comes from and track the gate-to-gate environmental impact of their paper purchase across five categories: fiber, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water, renewable energy, and waste.

    Earlier this year, Domtar re-launched The Paper Trail, broadening its sustainability focus to also include the social and economic impacts associated with paper. The newly transformed interactive online tool showcases the people and places behind the products, featuring stories and photos from all 13 of Domtar's North American pulp and paper mills. Immediately following the re-launch, the site saw a 300 percent increase in both site visits and the amount of time users spent using the tool.

    "The Paper Trail empowers people to see the impact of their purchase in an interesting, easy-to-understand way," said Paige Goff, Vice President, Sustainability and Business Communications at Domtar. "The Paper Trail provides assurance that by buying responsibly-crafted paper, you are making a truly environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable choice."

    The Paper Trail also assesses Domtar's community investments by tracking charitable donations and volunteer efforts, such as recycling programs or educational initiatives. Additionally, it demonstrates the paper industry's local economic, as Domtar employs nearly 9,000 people across North America and contributes billions to local and regional economies.

    The PPI Awards are held each year to recognize the achievements of companies, mills, and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. The PPI Awards are organized by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. This marks the second time Domtar has won the PPI Environmental Strategy of the Year Award since 2011.

    About Domtar
    Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar((R)), Lynx((R)) Opaque Ultra, Husky((R)) Opaque Offset, First Choice((R)), EarthChoice((R)) and Xerox((R)) Paper and Specialty Media. Domtar is also a marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends((R)), IncoPack((R)) and Indasec((R)) brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

    Domtar Corporation

    CONTACT: Jan Martin, Senior Manager, Business Communications,
    Sustainability and Business Communications, Tel.: 803-802-8027

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




    Barracuda Announces Authorization of Stock Repurchase Program

    CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Networks, Inc. , a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of up to $50 million of its common stock through September 30, 2017. Stock will be purchased from time to time, in the open market or through private transactions, subject to market condition, in compliance with applicable state and federal securities laws. The timing and amounts of any purchases will be based on market conditions and other factors including price, regulatory requirements and capital availability. The Company expects the stock repurchase program to help partially offset dilution from its equity compensation programs.

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    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the value of shares repurchased through our stock repurchase program and the duration of such program. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) fluctuations and volatility in our stock price; (ii) the impact of macroeconomic conditions, (iii) changes in our financial condition, (iv) changes in business opportunities and priorities that could cause us to consider alternative uses of cash, (v) fluctuations in the level of cash held in the United States that is available for stock repurchases and (vi) the level of proceeds from employee stock option exercises and our employee stock purchase plan. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Barracuda assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

    About Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com.

    Contacts: Investor Relations: Adam Carson; +1-408-342-5480; ir@barracuda.com

    Corporate Communications: Mary Catherine Petermann; +1 404-307-6290; mc@barracuda.com

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    Microsoft, ASUS broaden patent licensing engagementExpanded licensing deal enables deeper technology collaboration and product integration.

    REDMOND, Wash. and TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) on Thursday announced the expansion of an earlier patent licensing agreement between the companies. The deal includes a broad cross-license covering, for example, ASUS Android-based phones and tablets and Microsoft software, devices and services. It paves the way for closer integration between the two companies, including pre-installation by ASUS of Microsoft Office productivity services on ASUS Android smartphones and tablets. The agreement also facilitates technology sharing toward the development of new, innovative product solutions.

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    "This agreement delivers significant value for both companies. Beyond ensuring continued improvements to our products, it opens the door to the kind of collaboration between Microsoft and ASUS made possible only through mutual respect and alignment on intellectual property," said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC.

    ASUS General Counsel Vincent Hong said, "This agreement will give us both a greater ability to innovate for our customers. We see it leading to broad partnership opportunities for future technologies and a strengthened relationship between our two companies as leaders of the technology industry."

    About ASUS

    ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC(TM). ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

    About Microsoft Technology Licensing

    Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC was formed in 2014 to acquire, manage and license Microsoft's patent portfolio.

    About Microsoft

    Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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    CONTACT: Rapid Response Team, WE Communications, (503) 443-7070,
    rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

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




    DST Wins 2015 NOVA "Innovation in Back Office Efficiencies" AwardDST Vision HomeOffice Recognized For Enhanced DBR Features

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DST , a global provider of strategically unified data management, business processing, and customer communication solutions, today announced it has been selected as winner of Money Management Executive's 2015 "Innovation in Back Office Efficiencies" NOVA Award.

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    The prestigious NOVA Award recognizes innovations in fund operations that demonstrate efficient use of technology, back-office personnel, and third-party providers in streamlining or restructuring to improve a firm's bottom line, products, or service.

    DST was awarded first place for enhancements to its DST Vision HomeOffice(TM) website, which improved the speed and efficiency of back-office operations for financial intermediaries. Specifically, DST introduced a unique Dealer, Branch and Representative (DBR) management feature that enables broker-dealer and trust company home offices to effect advisor changes across more than 100 product companies within a single transaction. Powered by DST Sales Connect, DST Vision HomeOffice combines sales reporting and client relationship management software with a trade resolution and data management service to ensure accurate and timely data is available to participating fund families.

    "It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a leader in our industry, especially among so many worthy peers," said Scott Chelton, President of DST Asset Management Solutions. "This award demonstrates our commitment to building best-in-class business solutions for asset managers and is a testament to our team's hard work and continued dedication to meeting our customer's needs."

    Presentation of the award will take place at NICSA's 2015 General Membership Meeting's Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Kelle Hennier, Director of Home Office Solutions at DST will be present to accept the award on DST's behalf.

    For more information on DST's solutions for shareowner recordkeeping and distribution support, visit dstsystems.com/solutions/asset-management or contact Kelle Hennier at krhennnier@dstsystems.com.

    About DST
    DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of sophisticated information processing and servicing solutions to companies around the world. Through its global enterprise, DST delivers strategically unified transactions and business processing, data management, and customer communications solutions to the asset management, brokerage, retirement, and healthcare markets. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO., DST is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.dstsystems.com.

    Media Contact:

    Laura M. Parsons
    DST Global Public Relations
    816.843.9087
    mediarelations@dstsystems.com

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




    AT&T's North Carolina Networks Prepared For Hurricane JoaquinCompany Encourages Customers to Prepare, Offers Communication Tips

    WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is ready for Hurricane Joaquin with an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby.

    AT&T has started its storm preparedness process as we closely monitor Hurricane Joaquin. The storm is expected to impact North Carolina in coming days. AT&T has tested and topped-off fuel for cell-site generators, installed and tested high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites, and installed "Quick Connect Generator Plugs" at cell sites. It has also staged other emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Its national reliability center is monitoring outages 24/7 for quick action.

    AT&T has also improved the network redundancy in storm-prone areas. It has installed more generators at critical cell towers and switching facilities, and moving electronics key to network operations above expected flood levels.

    "Customers rely on us, especially during major storms," said Venessa Harrison, president, AT&T North Carolina. "That's why we practice readiness drills and simulations through the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes. We've worked for the past few days to position equipment and crews to respond to the storm. We're closely linked with North Carolina public officials in their storm response efforts. With a storm of this size, we may have some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible."

    The AT&T National Disaster Recovery (NDR) program is one of the industry's largest and most advanced disaster response programs. It includes more than 320 technology and equipment trailers that can be quickly deployed to respond to disasters. The NDR team works with local AT&T network personnel, regional emergency operations centers and local response centers to keep service going until permanent repairs are made.

    Just as we prepare our networks and personnel, AT&T encourages customers to consider the following recommendations in the wake of the storm.

    Customer Tips:

    --  Keep your mobile phone battery charged. In case of a power outage, have
    another way to charge your phone like an extra battery, car charger or
    device-charging accessory. Sales tax holidays are a great time to stock
    up on cell phone accessories.
    --  Keep your mobile devices dry. The biggest threat to your device during a
    hurricane is water.  Keep it safe from the elements by storing it in a
    baggie or some other type of protective covering, like an Otterbox phone
    cover.
    --  Have a family communications plan. Choose someone out of the area as a
    central contact.   Make sure all family members know who to contact if
    they get separated. Most importantly, practice your emergency plan in
    advance.
    --  Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into
    your mobile phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire
    station and hospital, as well as your family members.
    --  Forward your home number to your mobile number in the event of an
    evacuation. Call forwarding is based out of the telephone central
    office. This means you will get calls from your landline phone even if
    your local telephone service is disrupted. If the central office is not
    operational, services such as voicemail and call forwarding may be
    useful.
    --  Track the storm and access weather information on your mobile device.
    Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a working
    mobile device with Internet access, you can watch weather reports
    through services like AT&T U-verse Live TV . You can also stay updated
    with local radar and severe weather alerts through My-Cast((R)) Weather,
    if you subscribe to those services.
    --  Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take,
    store and send photos and video clips of damage to your insurance
    company.
    --  Use location-based technology.  Services like AT&T Navigator and AT&T
    FamilyMap can help you find evacuation routes or avoid traffic from
    downed trees or power lines. They can also track a family member's
    wireless device if you get separated.
    

    Small Business Tips:

    --  Set up a call-forwarding service to a backup location. Set up a single
    or multiple hotline number(s) for employees, their families, customers
    and partners so they all know about the business situation and emergency
    plan.
    --  Back up data to the Cloud. Routinely back up files to an off-site
    location. Services such as Mobile Workplace are great for small
    businesses.
    --  Outline detailed plans for evacuation and shelter-in-place. Practice
    these plans (employee training, etc.). Establish a backup location for
    your business and meeting place for all employees.
    --  Assemble a crisis-management team. Coordinate efforts with neighboring
    businesses and building management. Disasters that affect your suppliers
    also affect your business. Outline a plan for supply chain continuity
    for business needs.
    --  Consider a back-up cellular network. Services like AT&T Remote Mobility
    Zone protect critical communications for businesses. If a disaster
    disables primary communications networks, the back-up cellular network
    can help you stay connected.
    

    Keeping the lines open for emergencies

    During evacuations, the storm event and its aftermath, network resources will likely be taxed. To help ensure that emergency personnel have open lines, keep these tips in mind:

    --  Text messaging. During an emergency situation, text messages may go
    through more quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network
    resources. All of AT&T's wireless devices are text messaging capable.
    Depending on your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.
    --  Be prepared for high call volume. During an emergency, many people are
    trying to use their phones at the same time. The increased calling
    volume may create network congestion, leading to "fast busy" signals on
    your wireless phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this
    happens, hang up, wait several seconds and then try the call again. This
    allows your original call data to clear the network before you try
    again.
    --  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum, and limit your calls to the most
    important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will
    be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business
    associates.
    

    Additional information and tips for disaster preparedness can be found at www.att.com/vitalconnections.

    Find More Information Online:

    Web Site Links: Related Media Kits: --------------- ------------------- AT&T Web Site Economist Intelligence Unit Survey AT&T Network Disaster Recovery AT&T Vital Connections AT&T Business Continuity for Enterprise 2012 AT&T Business Continuity Study Related Releases: Related Fact Sheets: ----------------- -------------------- AT&T Remote Mobility Zone Aids Critical Communications in Emergency and Disaster Situations Hurricane Preparation Tips AT&T Recovery Exercise to Simulate Network Disaster in Dallas Take the preparedness quiz. AT&T Contributes $100,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to Support Arkansas Storm Relief and Care Print the preparedness quiz. Emergency Communications Planning Tips Emergency Tool Kit Implementing a Holistic Business Continuity and Recovery Strategy Network Disaster Recovery

    *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. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation's strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2015 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers' LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    Energizer(R) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs Recharge Campaign to Help Save LivesChange Your Clock Change Your Battery(R) program aims to prevent needless tragedies

    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Home fires take a terrible toll - about 2,500 American lives lost every year.

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    And what compounds the tragedy is this: More than half of all those lives lost to fires in homes could easily be saved with a simple, inexpensive device - provided it works.

    This fall, for the 28th consecutive year, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) will partner to educate the public about fire safety and encourage people to adopt life-saving habits through the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery((R)) program.

    The absence of smoke alarms is no longer a major issue in the United States, as 95 percent of homes now have at least one. Today, the more critical issue is keeping these smoke alarms working. In fact, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that three out of five fatal fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms, and 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.

    For 28 years, the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program has been dedicated to sharing the important reminder to replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time on November 1, 2015.

    "When people fail to keep their smoke alarms functional, they risk their lives and those of their families for no reason," said Austin, Texas Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, President and Chair of the Board of the IAFC. "Many fire departments across the country offer smoke alarm programs and can provide assistance. There is absolutely no reason why every home should not be protected by working smoke alarms."

    A working smoke alarm can make the difference in giving you the critical extra seconds to make a safe escape from a fire. Energizer research has revealed a deadly overconfidence among people about their chances for detecting and escaping from a fire. Thirty percent think they or other family members can detect a fire, and more than 70 percent of individuals think their family would have enough time to evacuate if one broke out.

    Contrary to popular belief, home fires are often not readily detectible, and often don't give families much time to escape. In fact, 20 percent of reported home fires occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., and cause half of all home fire deaths. Furthermore, 36 percent of fatal fire victims don't wake up before being injured.(*)

    "At Energizer, we believe that fire safety education and proactive prevention can minimize fire tragedies," said Michelle Atkinson, the company's chief consumer officer. "Our partnership with the IAFC in Change Your Clock Change Your Battery is our way of contributing to that education and prevention."

    The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company's commitment to power safety and responsibility, while having a constructive impact in communities across the country. In support of the program, Energizer is donating 125,000 batteries this fall to fire departments across the country to distribute to residents and families in their communities. Over the program's 28-year history, Energizer has donated more than five million batteries to communities in need in an effort to save lives.

    For more information on the program and to download fire safety materials, please visit www.Energizer.com.

    About Energizer
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. , headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer((R) )brand battery products, Energizer((R) )EcoAdvanced (TM); Energizer((R) )MAX((R)); Energizer((R)) Ultimate Lithium; Energizer((R) )Recharge((R)) batteries and charging systems; and portable flashlights and lanterns. Visit www.energizer.com for more information.

    About the International Association of Fire Chiefs
    The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders. Learn more at iafc.org.

    (*Source: National Fire Protection Association ()(NFPA)())

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




    Level 3 Sets Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Call Date

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. will release its third quarter 2015 results on Oct. 28, 2015. The company will broadcast a live conference call on its Investor Relations website, http://investors.level3.com, to review its third quarter 2015 results at 8 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. ET.

    Additional information regarding the third quarter 2015 results, including the presentation management will review on the conference call, will be available on Level 3's Investor Relations website. If you are unable to join the call via the Web, the call can be accessed live by dialing +1 877-283-5145 (U.S. Domestic) or +1 312-281-1200 (International). Questions should be sent to investor.relations@level3.com.

    The call will be archived and available as an audio replay on Level 3's Investor Relations website starting at 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 28 until 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 26, 2016. The replay can be accessed by dialing +1 800-633-8284 (U.S. Domestic) or +1 402-977-9140 (International), reservation code 21779242.

    For additional information, please call +1 720-888-2518.

    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 across 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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    Pat Monahan of Train to Host New Show Exclusively on SiriusXMTrain singer to host weekly radio show, 'Train Tracks with Pat Monahan' on SiriusXM's The Pulse channel

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that Pat Monahan, lead singer of Grammy Award winning rock and pop band Train, will curate and host a new weekly music show on SiriusXM's The Pulse channel.

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    Train Tracks with Pat Monahan will feature Monahan introducing Sirius XM listeners to new artists and brand new songs that he enjoys.

    "I'm known for asking Train fans who I should be listening to when it comes to new music. In turn, I throw out some of the music I've discovered. Train Tracks on SiriusXM's The Pulse is an extension of that," said Pat Monahan. "Discovering new music and then playing these artists is a great way to help get the word out and also turn people on to what's coming. I try to do this in a way that is fun and interesting to the Pulse listener."

    Train Tracks with Pat Monahan will air on Fridays at 8:00 pm ET and PT on SiriusXM's The Pulse, via satellite on channel 15 and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

    Subscribers will also be able to listen to Train Tracks with Pat Monahan via SiriusXM On Demand through the SiriusXM App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at siriusxm.com.

    The Pulse plays pop and rock hits from the 2000s and today. Listeners will hear Matchbox 20, P!nk, Train, The Script, Kelly Clarkson, The Goo Goo Dolls, Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons.

    For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.

    About SiriusXM

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 28.4 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic(R), NavWeather(TM), SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), and XMWX Marine(TM). SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

    On social media, join the SiriusXM community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. To view and download SiriusXM logos and artwork, please visit SiriusXM.com/LogosAndPhotos.

    This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

    The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our competitive position versus other radio and audio service providers; our ability to attract and retain subscribers, which is uncertain; our dependence upon the auto industry; general economic conditions; changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement; the security of the personal information about our customers; other existing or future government laws and regulations could harm our business; failure of our satellites would significantly damage our business; the interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems; royalties we pay for music rights, which increase over time; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; our failure to realize benefits of acquisitions or other strategic initiatives; rapid technological and industry changes; failure of third parties to perform; failure to comply with FCC requirements; modifications to our business plans; our indebtedness; and our principal stockholder has significant influence over our management and over actions requiring stockholder approval and its interests may differ from interests of other holders of our common stock. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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    Facebook to Announce Third Quarter 2015 Results

    MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Inc. announced today that the company's third quarter 2015 financial results will be released after market close on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

    Facebook will host a conference call to discuss its results at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET the same day. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at investor.fb.com, along with the company's earnings press release, financial tables and slide presentation.

    Following the call, a replay will be available at the same website. A telephonic replay will be available for one week following the conference call at 404.537.3406 or 855.859.2056, Conference ID: 50915228.

    Disclosure Information

    Facebook uses the investor.fb.com website and Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/zuck) as means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

    About Facebook

    Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

    Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.

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    AT&T Networks Prepared For Hurricane Joaquin in New YorkCompany Encourages Customers to Prepare, Offers Communication Tips

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is ready for Hurricane Joaquin with an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby.

    AT&T has started its storm preparedness process as we closely monitor Hurricane Joaquin. The storm is expected to impact the New York area U.S. over the next few days. AT&T has tested and topped-off fuel for cell-site generators, installed and tested high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites, and installed "Quick Connect Generator Plugs" at cell sites. It has also staged other emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Its national reliability center is monitoring outages 24/7 for quick action.

    AT&T has also improved the network redundancy in storm-prone areas. It has installed more generators at critical cell towers and switching facilities, and moving electronics key to network operations above expected flood levels. AT&T is also coordinating with state emergency management and Power Company officials to prepare for this storm.

    "Customers rely on us, especially during major storms," said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President of AT&T. "That's why we practice readiness drills and simulations through the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes. We've worked for the past few days to position equipment and crews to respond to the storm. We're closely linked with New York City and State public officials in their storm response efforts. With a storm of this size, we may have some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible."

    The AT&T National Disaster Recovery (NDR) program is one of the industry's largest and most advanced disaster response programs. It includes more than 320 technology and equipment trailers that can be quickly deployed to respond to disasters. The NDR team works with local AT&T network personnel, regional emergency operations centers and local response centers to keep service going until permanent repairs are made.

    Just as we prepare our networks and personnel, AT&T encourages customers to consider the following recommendations in the wake of the storm.

    Customer Tips:

    --  Keep your mobile phone battery charged. In case of a power outage, have
    another way to charge your phone like an extra battery, car charger or
    device-charging accessory. Sales tax holidays are a great time to stock
    up on cell phone accessories.
    --  Keep your mobile devices dry. The biggest threat to your device during a
    hurricane is water.  Keep it safe from the elements by storing it in a
    baggie or some other type of protective covering, like an Otterbox phone
    cover.
    --  Have a family communications plan. Choose someone out of the area as a
    central contact.   Make sure all family members know who to contact if
    they get separated. Most importantly, practice your emergency plan in
    advance.
    --  Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into
    your mobile phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire
    station and hospital, as well as your family members.
    --  Forward your home number to your mobile number in the event of an
    evacuation. Call forwarding is based out of the telephone central
    office. This means you will get calls from your landline phone even if
    your local telephone service is disrupted. If the central office is not
    operational, services such as voicemail and call forwarding may be
    useful.
    --  Track the storm and access weather information on your mobile device.
    Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a working
    mobile device with Internet access, you can watch weather reports
    through services like AT&T U-verse Live TV . You can also stay updated
    with local radar and severe weather alerts through My-Cast((R)) Weather,
    if you subscribe to those services.
    --  Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take,
    store and send photos and video clips of damage to your insurance
    company.
    --  Use location-based technology.  Services like AT&T Navigator and AT&T
    FamilyMap can help you find evacuation routes or avoid traffic from
    downed trees or power lines. They can also track a family member's
    wireless device if you get separated.
    

    Small Business Tips:

    --  Set up a call-forwarding service to a backup location. Set up a single
    or multiple hotline number(s) for employees, their families, customers
    and partners so they all know about the business situation and emergency
    plan.
    --  Back up data to the Cloud. Routinely back up files to an off-site
    location. Services such as Mobile Workplace are great for small
    businesses.
    --  Outline detailed plans for evacuation and shelter-in-place. Practice
    these plans (employee training, etc.). Establish a backup location for
    your business and meeting place for all employees.
    --  Assemble a crisis-management team. Coordinate efforts with neighboring
    businesses and building management. Disasters that affect your suppliers
    also affect your business. Outline a plan for supply chain continuity
    for business needs.
    --  Consider a back-up cellular network. Services like AT&T Remote Mobility
    Zone protect critical communications for businesses. If a disaster
    disables primary communications networks, the back-up cellular network
    can help you stay connected.
    

    Keeping the lines open for emergencies

    During evacuations, the storm event and its aftermath, network resources will likely be taxed. To help ensure that emergency personnel have open lines, keep these tips in mind:

    --  Text messaging. During an emergency situation, text messages may go
    through more quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network
    resources. All of AT&T's wireless devices are text messaging capable.
    Depending on your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.
    --  Be prepared for high call volume. During an emergency, many people are
    trying to use their phones at the same time. The increased calling
    volume may create network congestion, leading to "fast busy" signals on
    your wireless phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this
    happens, hang up, wait several seconds and then try the call again. This
    allows your original call data to clear the network before you try
    again.
    --  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum, and limit your calls to the most
    important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will
    be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business
    associates.
    

    Additional information and tips for disaster preparedness can be found at www.att.com/vitalconnections.

    *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. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation's strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2015 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks 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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    IBM Research Breakthrough Paves Way for Post-Silicon Future with Carbon Nanotube Electronics$3B Chip R&D Investment Continues to Deliver Innovations to Help Meet Advanced Computing Needs of the Cognitive Era

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Research today announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies.

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    IBM scientists demonstrated a new way to shrink transistor contacts without reducing performance of carbon nanotube devices, opening a pathway to dramatically faster, smaller and more powerful computer chips beyond the capabilities of traditional semiconductors. The results will be reported in the October 2 issue of Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.aac8006).

    IBM's breakthrough overcomes a major hurdle that silicon and any semiconductor transistor technologies face when scaling down. In any transistor, two things scale: the channel and its two contacts. As devices become smaller, increased contact resistance for carbon nanotubes has hindered performance gains until now. These results could overcome contact resistance challenges all the way to the 1.8 nanometer node - four technology generations away.

    Carbon nanotube chips could greatly improve the capabilities of high performance computers, enabling Big Data to be analyzed faster, increasing the power and battery life of mobile devices and the Internet of Things, and allowing cloud data centers to deliver services more efficiently and economically.

    Silicon transistors, tiny switches that carry information on a chip, have been made smaller year after year, but they are approaching a point of physical limitation. With Moore's Law running out of steam, shrinking the size of the transistor - including the channels and contacts - without compromising performance has been a vexing challenge troubling researchers for decades.

    IBM has previously shown that carbon nanotube transistors can operate as excellent switches at channel dimensions of less than ten nanometers - the equivalent to 10,000 times thinner than a strand of human hair and less than half the size of today's leading silicon technology. IBM's new contact approach overcomes the other major hurdle in incorporating carbon nanotubes into semiconductor devices, which could result in smaller chips with greater performance and lower power consumption.

    Earlier this summer, IBM unveiled the first 7 nanometer node silicon test chip, pushing the limits of silicon technologies and ensuring further innovations for IBM Systems and the IT industry. By advancing research of carbon nanotubes to replace traditional silicon devices, IBM is paving the way for a post-silicon future and delivering on its $3 billion chip R&D investment announced in July 2014.

    "These chip innovations are necessary to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing, Internet of Things and Big Data systems," said Dario Gil, vice president of Science & Technology at IBM Research. "As silicon technology nears its physical limits, new materials, devices and circuit architectures must be ready to deliver the advanced technologies that will be required by the Cognitive Computing era. This breakthrough shows that computer chips made of carbon nanotubes will be able to power systems of the future sooner than the industry expected."

    A New Contact for Carbon Nanotubes

    Carbon nanotubes represent a new class of semiconductor materials that consist of single atomic sheets of carbon rolled up into a tube. The carbon nanotubes form the core of a transistor device whose superior electrical properties promise several generations of technology scaling beyond the physical limits of silicon.

    Electrons in carbon transistors can move more easily than in silicon-based devices, and the ultra-thin body of carbon nanotubes provide additional advantages at the atomic scale. Inside a chip, contacts are the valves that control the flow of electrons from metal into the channels of a semiconductor. As transistors shrink in size, electrical resistance increases within the contacts, which impedes performance. Until now, decreasing the size of the contacts on a device caused a commensurate drop in performance - a challenge facing both silicon and carbon nanotube transistor technologies.

    IBM researchers had to forego traditional contact schemes and invented a metallurgical process akin to microscopic welding that chemically binds the metal atoms to the carbon atoms at the ends of nanotubes. This 'end-bonded contact scheme' allows the contacts to be shrunken down to below 10 nanometers without deteriorating performance of the carbon nanotube devices.

    "For any advanced transistor technology, the increase in contact resistance due to the decrease in the size of transistors becomes a major performance bottleneck," Gil added. "Our novel approach is to make the contact from the end of the carbon nanotube, which we show does not degrade device performance. This brings us a step closer to the goal of a carbon nanotube technology within the decade."

    About IBM Research
    Now in its 70(th) year, IBM Research continues to define the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Scientists from IBM Research have produced six Nobel Laureates, 10 U.S. National Medals of Technology, five U.S. National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 19 inductees in the National Academy of Sciences and 14 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame - the most of any company. For more information, please visit www.research.ibm.com.

    Contact
    Christine Vu
    IBM Media Relations
    vuch@us.ibm.com
    914-945-2755

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    CenturyLink to offer $1.4 million in Teachers and Technology grants in local markets across the countryApplications being accepted through Jan. 12, 2016

    MONROE, La., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant program opened its application process Oct. 1 for teachers in CenturyLink's local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

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    Full-time PreK-12 classroom teachers in public or private schools in CenturyLink local service areas are eligible to apply. Visit www.fsrequests.com/CenturyLinkGrant to apply for a grant of up to $5,000. The deadline for applications is noon Central, Jan. 12, 2016.

    The program, launched in 2008, has awarded more than $5 million in grants to bring technology to classrooms across the county. The Foundation will continue its commitment to schools by awarding $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through its 2015-2016 Teachers and Technology program.

    Grant winners will be announced between April 1 - May 15, 2016.

    CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

    About the CenturyLink Foundation
    CenturyLink's vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink's communities. Named after CenturyLink's founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

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    CONTACT: Caitlin Jenney, 303-992-2525, Caitlin.Jenney@centurylink.com

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




    Maxim Integrated To Announce Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Results

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. will announce fiscal first quarter 2016 results after market close on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The full release will be available at www.maximintegrated.com/company/investor.

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    A conference call and live webcast will follow at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which can be accessed at www.maximintegrated.com/company/investor. To listen via telephone, dial (866) 802-4322 (toll free) or (703) 639-1319.

    About Maxim Integrated
    Maxim is bringing new levels of analog integration to automotive, cloud data center, mobile consumer, and industrial applications. We're making technology smaller, smarter, and more energy efficient, so that our customers can meet the demands of an integrated world. Learn more at http://www.maximintegrated.com.

    Contact: Kathy Ta Managing Director, Investor Relations (408) 601-5697

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    AT&T Networks Prepared For Hurricane JoaquinCompany Encourages Customers to Prepare, Offers Communication Tips

    BEDMINSTER, N.J., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is ready for Hurricane Joaquin with an arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel on standby.

    AT&T has started its storm preparedness process as we closely monitor Hurricane Joaquin. The storm is expected to impact the Mid-Atlantic U.S. over the next few days. AT&T has tested and topped-off fuel for cell-site generators, installed and tested high-capacity back-up batteries at cell sites, and installed "Quick Connect Generator Plugs" at cell sites. It has also staged other emergency response equipment in strategic locations. Its national reliability center is monitoring outages 24/7 for quick action.

    AT&T has also improved the network redundancy in storm-prone areas. It has installed more generators at critical cell towers and switching facilities, and moving electronics key to network operations above expected flood levels.

    "Customers rely on us, especially during major storms," said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic. "That's why we practice readiness drills and simulations through the year. We do all we can to have our networks prepared when severe weather strikes. We've worked for the past few days to position equipment and crews to respond to the storm. With a storm of this size, we may have some outages. But if service goes down, we'll do all we can to get it back up as fast as possible."

    The AT&T National Disaster Recovery (NDR) program is one of the industry's largest and most advanced disaster response programs. It includes more than 320 technology and equipment trailers that can be quickly deployed to respond to disasters. The NDR team works with local AT&T network personnel, regional emergency operations centers and local response centers to keep service going until permanent repairs are made.

    Just as we prepare our networks and personnel, AT&T encourages customers to consider the following recommendations in the wake of the storm.

    Customer Tips:

    --  Keep your mobile phone battery charged. In case of a power outage, have
    another way to charge your phone like an extra battery, car charger or
    device-charging accessory. Sales tax holidays are a great time to stock
    up on cell phone accessories.
    --  Keep your mobile devices dry. The biggest threat to your device during a
    hurricane is water. Keep it safe from the elements by storing it in a
    baggie or some other type of protective covering, like an Otterbox phone
    cover.
    --  Have a family communications plan. Choose someone out of the area as a
    central contact. Make sure all family members know who to contact if
    they get separated. Most importantly, practice your emergency plan in
    advance.
    --  Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into
    your mobile phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire
    station and hospital, as well as your family members.
    --  Forward your home number to your mobile number in the event of an
    evacuation. Call forwarding is based out of the telephone central
    office. This means you will get calls from your landline phone even if
    your local telephone service is disrupted. If the central office is not
    operational, services such as voicemail and call forwarding may be
    useful.
    --  Track the storm and access weather information on your mobile device.
    Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a working
    mobile device with Internet access, you can watch weather reports
    through services like AT&T U-verse Live TV. You can also stay updated
    with local radar and severe weather alerts through My-Cast((R)) Weather,
    if you subscribe to those services.
    --  Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take,
    store and send photos and video clips of damage to your insurance
    company.
    --  Use location-based technology. Services like AT&T Navigator and AT&T
    FamilyMap can help you find evacuation routes or avoid traffic from
    downed trees or power lines. They can also track a family member's
    wireless device if you get separated.
    

    Small Business Tips:

    --  Set up a call-forwarding service to a backup location. Set up a single
    or multiple hotline number(s) for employees, their families, customers
    and partners so they all know about the business situation and emergency
    plan.
    --  Back up data to the Cloud. Routinely back up files to an off-site
    location. Services such as Mobile Workplace are great for small
    businesses.
    --  Outline detailed plans for evacuation and shelter-in-place. Practice
    these plans (employee training, etc.). Establish a backup location for
    your business and meeting place for all employees.
    --  Assemble a crisis-management team. Coordinate efforts with neighboring
    businesses and building management. Disasters that affect your suppliers
    also affect your business. Outline a plan for supply chain continuity
    for business needs.
    --  Consider a back-up cellular network. Services like AT&T Remote Mobility
    Zone protect critical communications for businesses. If a disaster
    disables primary communications networks, the back-up cellular network
    can help you stay connected.
    

    Keeping the lines open for emergencies

    During evacuations, the storm event and its aftermath, network resources will likely be taxed. To help ensure that emergency personnel have open lines, keep these tips in mind:

    --  Text messaging. During an emergency situation, text messages may go
    through more quickly than voice calls because they require fewer network
    resources. All of AT&T's wireless devices are text messaging capable.
    Depending on your text or data plan, additional charges may apply.
    --  Be prepared for high call volume. During an emergency, many people are
    trying to use their phones at the same time. The increased calling
    volume may create network congestion, leading to "fast busy" signals on
    your wireless phone or a slow dial tone on your landline phone. If this
    happens, hang up, wait several seconds and then try the call again. This
    allows your original call data to clear the network before you try
    again.
    --  Keep non-emergency calls to a minimum, and limit your calls to the most
    important ones. If there is severe weather, chances are many people will
    be attempting to place calls to loved ones, friends and business
    associates.
    

    Additional information and tips for disaster preparedness can be found at www.att.com/vitalconnections.

    *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. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation's strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2015 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks 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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    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    Equifax Announces Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Third Quarter 2015 Results

    ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. will release its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2015, in a press release to be issued after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The press release will also be available at www.equifax.com.

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    Equifax will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in which senior management will discuss financial and business results for the quarter. Please dial the appropriate number 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the call to complete registration. Name and affiliation/company are required to join the call.

    Conference call numbers: U.S. and Canada: (888) 312-9852; International: (719) 457-2618.

    Replay: A replay of the conference call will be available beginning October 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET and ends at 11:30 a.m. ET November 5, 2015. To access the replay: U.S.: (888) 203-1112; International: (719) 457-0820. Access code is 2799191.

    About Equifax Inc.
    Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. The company's significant investments in differentiated data, its expertise in advanced analytics to explore and develop new multi-source data solutions, and its leading-edge proprietary technology enable it to create and deliver unparalleled customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 19 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500(R) Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. In 2014, Equifax was nominated as a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company; its CIO was listed as one of the top 100 by CIO magazine; and the company was named to the Fintech 100 list, was recognized as a top 20 company to work for by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named a 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner. For more information, please visit www.equifax.com.

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    CONTACT: Jeff Dodge, Investor Relations, (404) 885-8804,
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    Contemporary Pediatrics Journal, NAPNAP Form Content Partnership

    NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica announced today a two-year partnership with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), to share content and expertise with readers of Contemporary Pediatrics.

    The pediatric APRN community will join the Contemporary Pediatrics audience through the newly launched PNP Corner - an online destination for information, insights, and resources. Members of NAPNAP will also receive free access to the digital version of Contemporary Pediatrics, as well as its mobile app.

    As a result of the partnership, Donna Hallas, PhD, CPNP, PNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP, has been named a member of the journal's Editorial Advisory Board, where she will help shape the content and direction of the brand. A Clinical Professor at New York University (NYU) College of Nursing and Coordinator of its Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Dr. Hallas will provide a monthly commentary to NAPNAP members.

    "This partnership symbolizes a mutual growing interest to serve the nurse practitioner community and, indirectly, children and families," said NAPNAP President Cathy Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC, CCRN. "Contemporary Pediatrics has been a respected pediatric journal for many years, providing expert clinical advice for practitioners through monthly literature reviews and critiques in its Journal Club, clinical case studies, discussion of unique and unusual presentations, and current pediatric health care news."

    "This is a unique and timely partnership that reflects the new reality of pediatric healthcare," said Teresa McNulty, Group Content Director at UBM Medica, who manages Contemporary Pediatrics.

    About NAPNAP

    The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the nation's professional association of pediatric nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Representing more than 8,000 healthcare practitioners nationwide with 17 special interest groups and 49 chapters, NAPNAP has been advocating for children's health since 1973. Our mission is to empower pediatric nurse practitioners and their healthcare partners to enhance child and family health through practice, leadership, advocacy, education and research. It is the first nurse practitioner professional society in the U.S.

    About UBM Medica

    UBM Medica provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information to 1 million healthcare providers, resulting in improved quality of care for patients around the world. We serve our clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and related industries by delivering strategic, integrated communications solutions at the point of patient care - whether online, mobile, or in print. Our reach extends to practitioners and decision makers in primary care, pediatrics, cancer care, psychiatry, dermatology, endocrinology, eye care, neurology, women's health, men's health, radiology, managed care, pharmacy, and more. UBM Medica is a division of UBM Life Sciences. For more information, visit www.UBMMedica.com.

    About UBM Life Sciences

    UBM Life Sciences is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products. The business includes 3 trade shows, over 100 conferences, 30 publications, and over 100 digital products and websites. Reaching over 2 million life sciences professionals monthly, UBM Life Sciences enables the professional communities it serves to learn, connect, and conduct business. UBM Life Sciences is a business unit of UBM Americas, a division of UBM plc.

    About UBM plc

    UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than [20] countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Running over [300] events per year UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the biggest commercial organiser in the US, mainland China, India and Malaysia.

    For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow@UBM for news and updates from across the businesses and selected members of UBM's Twitterati. http://media.ubm.com/social.

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    Bell Canada to redeem Series M-21 debentures due December 2015

    MONTR√ČAL, Oct. 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada today announced that it will redeem on November 2, 2015, prior to maturity, all of its outstanding $1,000,000,000 principal amount of 3.60% Debentures, Series M-21, due December 2, 2015 ("Series M-21 Debentures").

    The Series M-21 Debentures will be redeemed at a price equal to $1,002.280 per $1,000 of principal amount of debentures plus $15.090 for accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the date of redemption.

    Registered holders of Series M-21 Debentures will receive a notice providing the details of this redemption, including where to present their debentures for payment.

    About Bell
    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home, and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montrťal's BCE Inc. . For more information, please visit Bell.ca.

    The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

    Media inquiries:

    Jean Charles Robillard
    Bell Communications
    (514) 870-4739
    jean_charles.robillard@bell.ca

    Investor inquiries:

    Thane Fotopoulos
    BCE Investor Relations
    (514) 870-4619
    thane.fotopoulos@bell.ca

    Bell Canada

    Web site: www.bell.ca/




    EVRY Partners with IBM to Help Customers Accelerate Cloud Adoption and Business Transformation

    ARMONK, N.Y. and OSLO, Norway, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM and leading Nordic IT services company EVRY today signed and announced a 1 billion USD long-term partnership in which IBM was selected as EVRY's premier provider of cloud infrastructure services. As part of the agreement, IBM will transform EVRY's existing infrastructure services by using IBM's proven methodology and global expertise, and giving the company access to IBM's global cloud resources and capabilities.

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    This includes providing services running on IBM's Cloud infrastructure services, SoftLayer, based in Fet/Oslo data center later next year. By running these services on IBM Cloud, EVRY's customers, across a wide range of industries including banking and finance, government, energy, healthcare and retail, will get access to flexible and scalable hybrid cloud infrastructure.

    EVRY will continue to lead the development of value-added solutions and services and combine its strong local knowledge with use of innovative cloud technology and global scale from IBM. EVRY's customers will benefit from a faster time-to-market through leading-edge infrastructure solutions. EVRY will maintain responsibility for managing its relationships and delivering services to its customers.

    "A leading infrastructure business is core to EVRY becoming a Nordic Champion. It is the foundation from which we build solutions that create business value and business outcomes for our customers. EVRY has started this transformation journey, but in order to deliver the best infrastructure solutions in the market, we need to accelerate the ongoing transformation of our infrastructure business," comments Bjorn Ivroth, CEO of EVRY.

    Infrastructure services are the backbone of the systems that support businesses, and the foundation for new and innovative digital solutions that drive businesses forward. End-users expect to be able to access services 24/7 across a wide range of channels and devices. Because of this it is critically important that businesses prepare their infrastructure for the new digital age. EVRY`s ambition is to support customers with more technological innovation and at the same time to reduce complexity and increase the use of industry standard components in customers' infrastructure, since this will allow EVRY`s customers to have a more competitive and agile approach to changing market conditions.

    "We have selected IBM as a global service provider and as a service delivery model for our basic infrastructure business. Customers will benefit from a faster time-to-market for leading-edge infrastructure, including new cloud based solutions. This strategic move allows EVRY to focus on being a customer-centric organization with focus on value-added services and solutions built on leading technology," says CEO Bjorn Ivroth of EVRY.

    "Our partnership demonstrates how IBM's expertise, technology and services can help EVRY adapt to new market conditions and opportunities while having trusted infrastructure services supporting the ongoing operations," said Martin Jetter, senior vice president, IBM Global Technology Services. "The Nordic region has always been at the forefront of adopting new technologies early and we are excited to work with EVRY as they accelerate the enablement of their clients to lead in the digital era. IBM's unmatched IT Infrastructure and cloud capabilities provide a perfect foundation for EVRY to create and sell advanced cloud-based solutions for their customers across the full range of customers and industries they serve."

    The 10-year agreement will be subject to approval from Norwegian Competition Authorities.

    About EVRY
    For more information about EVRY, visit: www.EVRY.com

    About IBM
    For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud.

    For more information about IBM Global Technology Services, visit www.ibm.com/services.

    Media contacts

    Geir Remman
    EVRY Media Relations
    +47 9705 5017
    geir.remman@EVRY.com

    Otto Backer Solberg
    IBM Media Relations (Norway)
    +47 4153 5303
    ottobs@no.ibm.com

    Faye Abloeser
    IBM Media Relations (US)
    908-770-0762
    abloeser@us.ibm.com

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    The Pizza Hut(R) BOOK IT! Program(R) Turns The Page To Digital With New Amazon CollaborationFor the first time ever, parents of BOOK IT! participants can access free and discounted Kindle children's books

    PLANO, Texas, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's one of the best match ups since pizza and reading got together back in 1984: Pizza Hut, the world's largest pizza company, is kicking off the 31(st) year of BOOK IT! with a literacy-focused collaboration with Amazon.

    To help Pizza Hut celebrate the launch of BOOK IT! this year, Amazon is offering two free Kindle books to parents of BOOK IT! readers - 2015 Geisel Medal winner and ALA Notable Children's Book You Are (Not) Small, by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant, and Secrets of the Book, by middle grade language arts and history teacher Erin Fry.

    In addition, Amazon has discounted hundreds of Kindle children's books from Amazon Publishing's Two Lions publishing imprint to 50% off as part of this year's BOOK IT! launch, including Arthur's New Puppy, by Marc Brown; Ralph Tells a Story, by Abby Hanlon; That's (Not) Mine, by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant; The Missing Pieces of Me, by Jean Van Leeuwen; and The Blood Guard, by Carter Roy. Parents can access the free and discounted books by visiting www.bookitprogram.com/amazon.

    "We are proud to team with the BOOK IT! Program toward our shared goal of helping kids develop a love of reading," said David Blum, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Amazon Publishing's children's imprint, Two Lions, "We're excited to have our authors' fantastic stories available to kids across the country as they work toward their reading goals this school year."

    Since 1984, more than 60 million students have participated in BOOK IT!, which motivates children to read more by rewarding their reading accomplishments. In 2014, for the 30th anniversary of BOOK IT!, more than 250,000 alumni joined The BOOK IT! Alumni Program, celebrating the accomplishments of past "BOOK IT! Kids." Today, BOOK IT! reaches more than 14 million students in 620,000 classrooms annually.

    "We're thrilled that we've been able to play a role in increasing literacy awareness for 31 years, and we're still going strong," said Shelley Morehead, manager of the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program. "Moving from print to digital books is a natural evolution for the BOOK IT! Program and working with Amazon means BOOK IT! parents will have instant access to books to help students reach their reading goals each month; we can't wait to see what's in the next chapter for BOOK IT!"

    Kids and their parents can read Kindle children's books on Amazon's Kindle e-readers or Fire tablets, on the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android and more, or on any web browser compatible with Kindle Cloud Reader.

    In addition to the collaboration with Amazon, BOOK IT! offers tons of great features for teachers and families. For example, the Teacher Dashboard works in conjunction with a mobile app and a new web timer as an innovative way to track print and e-book reading goals. The app and web timer features an interactive game where students choose their favorite dragon to be their reading companion through the duration of the program. Students will earn "coins" for every minute spent reading that they can cash in for accessories for the dragons such as fun glasses, watches or scarves. The app and web timer is connected to an online teacher dashboard that can be used to track reading goals and to recognize students for making progress. To learn more about the app and web timer, visit http://teacherdashboard.bookitprogram.com/.

    This year, BOOK IT! is entering into its third year partnering with bestselling author Jeff Kinney, creator of the award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In addition to Diary of Wimpy Kid themed materials, students who are using the app will receive monthly personal motivational messages from Jeff Kinney himself.

    Also in 2015, BOOK IT! will continue its tradition of challenging principals across the United States to be examples for literacy and the BOOK IT! program by choosing one day to read, all day long, from the first bell to the last during National Young Readers Week Nov. 9-13. To encourage a local school to participate, visit www.bookitprogram.com/nyrw. Students and families can also watch a new story each day during National Young Readers Week compliments of BOOK IT! and One More Story, an online library of the best classic and contemporary children's picture books. Access the stories at pizzahut.com/bookit and check out onemorestory.com for special pricing on school subscriptions.

    For additional information about the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, visit www.bookitprogram.com. Follow BOOK IT! on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bookitprogram), Twitter (www.twitter.com/bookitprogram) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/bookitprogram).

    About Pizza Hut

    Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. , delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The company began 57 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria.

    What started out small has become the biggest pizza company in the world and today operates more than 15,600 restaurants in more than 90 countries serving innovative pizzas, traditional favorites like the signature Pan Pizza, and much more. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!(R) Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 630,000 classrooms nationwide. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Follow Pizza Hut on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PizzaHut), Twitter (www.twitter.com/pizzahut) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/pizzahut).

    About BOOK IT!

    Created in 1984, BOOK IT! currently reaches over 14 million students in 620,000 classrooms annually.

    The BOOK IT! Fairy Tale Giveaway was created to celebrate the program's 30th anniversary, and participating children were eligible for a chance to win a $30,000 College Plan if they met their reading goals all six months from October to March, redeemed their Reading Award Certificates at Pizza Hut and collected all six official stickers. Nationwide, 15 million students participated in the 30th Anniversary of BOOK IT!, combining to read books for 700 million minutes in one year.

    *For all media inquiries, please contact Pizza Hut:

    Doug Terfehr, 972-338-6992, Doug.Terfehr@yum.com

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    EVRY Partners with IBM to Help Customers Accelerate Cloud Adoption and Business Transformation

    ARMONK, New York and OSLO, Norway, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM [http://www.ibm.com/en-us/homepage-a.html] and leading Nordic IT services company EVRY [https://www.evry.com/] today signed and announced a 1 billion USD long-term partnership in which IBM was selected as EVRY's premier provider of cloud infrastructure services. As part of the agreement, IBM will transform EVRY's existing infrastructure services by using IBM's proven methodology and global expertise, and giving the company access to IBM's global cloud resources and capabilities.

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    This includes providing services running on IBM's Cloud infrastructure services, SoftLayer, based in Fet/Oslo data center later next year. By running these services on IBM Cloud, EVRY's customers, across a wide range of industries including banking and finance, government, energy, healthcare and retail, will get access to flexible and scalable hybrid cloud infrastructure.

    EVRY will continue to lead the development of value-added solutions and services and combine its strong local knowledge with use of innovative cloud technology and global scale from IBM. EVRY's customers will benefit from a faster time-to-market through leading-edge infrastructure solutions. EVRY will maintain responsibility for managing its relationships and delivering services to its customers.

    "A leading infrastructure business is core to EVRY becoming a Nordic Champion. It is the foundation from which we build solutions that create business value and business outcomes for our customers. EVRY has started this transformation journey, but in order to deliver the best infrastructure solutions in the market, we need to accelerate the ongoing transformation of our infrastructure business," comments Bjorn Ivroth, CEO of EVRY.

    Infrastructure services are the backbone of the systems that support businesses, and the foundation for new and innovative digital solutions that drive businesses forward. End-users expect to be able to access services 24/7 across a wide range of channels and devices. Because of this it is critically important that businesses prepare their infrastructure for the new digital age. EVRY`s ambition is to support customers with more technological innovation and at the same time to reduce complexity and increase the use of industry standard components in customers' infrastructure, since this will allow EVRY`s customers to have a more competitive and agile approach to changing market conditions.

    "We have selected IBM as a global service provider and as a service delivery model for our basic infrastructure business. Customers will benefit from a faster time-to-market for leading-edge infrastructure, including new cloud based solutions. This strategic move allows EVRY to focus on being a customer-centric organization with focus on value-added services and solutions built on leading technology," says CEO Bjorn Ivroth of EVRY.

    "Our partnership demonstrates how IBM's expertise, technology and services can help EVRY adapt to new market conditions and opportunities while having trusted infrastructure services supporting the ongoing operations," said Martin Jetter, senior vice president, IBM Global Technology Services. "The Nordic region has always been at the forefront of adopting new technologies early and we are excited to work with EVRY as they accelerate the enablement of their clients to lead in the digital era. IBM's unmatched IT Infrastructure and cloud capabilities provide a perfect foundation for EVRY to create and sell advanced cloud-based solutions for their customers across the full range of customers and industries they serve."

    The 10-year agreement will be subject to approval from Norwegian Competition Authorities.

    About EVRY
    For more information about EVRY, visit: www.EVRY.com [https://www.evry.com/]

    About IBM
    For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud [http://www.ibm.com/cloud].

    For more information about IBM Global Technology Services, visit www.ibm.com/services [http://www.ibm.com/services].

    Media contacts

    Geir Remman
    EVRY Media Relations
    +47 9705 5017
    geir.remman@EVRY.com

    Otto Backer Solberg
    IBM Media Relations (Norway)
    +47 4153 5303
    ottobs@no.ibm.com [mailto:ottobs@no.ibm.com]

    Faye Abloeser
    IBM Media Relations (US)
    908-770-0762
    abloeser@us.ibm.com [mailto:abloeser@us.ibm.com]

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    AT&T More Than Doubles Ethernet ReachNew Ethernet Feature Uses AT&T U-verse(R) Network to Increase Coverage, Shorten Provisioning Times and Add New Speeds

    DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* announces a Switched Ethernet feature that uses our U-verse(R) broadband services to reach more customers. More businesses are choosing AT&T Ethernet services to meet their networking and bandwidth needs. We've seen 1,300% growth in Switched Ethernet ports from 2010 to 2014. And demand is continuing to grow. Whether customers need last-mile connectivity, to connect multiple offices on a single network, or create a global virtual private network, we offer a solution.

    We're using the robust network assets we've already deployed to more than double our local Ethernet footprint. That means this next-generation service is more widely available for all of our customers, but we see it as a game changer for our small business and wholesale customers. With a quick turn-up time (generally 10 days or less), competitive price points, and symmetrical and asymmetrical speed ability, customers have more control of their network.

    "We're delivering advanced and efficient Ethernet services to our customers," said Rick Hubbard, senior vice president, Business Product Management, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. "In 2015, we expanded our Ethernet services significantly. We added major markets, gave customers more flexibility and introduced new lightning-fast speeds. This new feature is a large part of our strategy to move to an all Ethernet and Internet protocol (IP) network. We're giving our customers the benefits of Ethernet they've been asking for."

    The new Ethernet capability will support almost any network topology -- from basic site-to-site connections to a fully meshed any-to-any configuration. It also supports VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) so that customers can control how their data flows between sites.

    Businesses can now determine if they are eligible for this new feature with our new Ethernet Qualification Tool (EQT) at https://www.att.com/ebiz/ebizqual/#/. Customers can self-qualify online before their first direct contract with us. For more information please visit: http://www.business.att.com/enterprise/Family/network-services/ethernet/.

    *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. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation's strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and secure cloud solutions.

    Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2015 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers' LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.

    *Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    CONTACT: Jim Greer, AT&T Global Media Relations, Office: (214) 782-6622,
    Email: jg9415@att.com

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




    Boathouse Row Races Towards Faster Internet and WiFi With Comcast BusinessRobust Suite of Data, Voice and TV Services Revitalizes Philadelphia's Treasured Historical Landmark

    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business today announced that it has recently completed a network investment to bring its full portfolio of Internet, Voice and TV services to Boathouse Row, one of the most iconic landmarks in Philadelphia. These services, combined with the addition of Business WiFi, have already helped to attract more patrons and create new revenue opportunities for this beloved local attraction.

    Located on the east bank of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River, Boathouse Row is the site of the historic buildings that house 11 local rowing clubs. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Boathouse Row is identified as one of the most iconic images of Philadelphia - second only to the Liberty Bell. Due to both their historical architecture and the fact that the buildings are located nearly a quarter mile away from the nearest major intersection, bringing network services to Boathouse Row was a challenge that seemed too daunting for most communications providers in greater Philadelphia.

    Founded in 1858, the Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia is the oldest amateur athletic governing body in the United States. An all-volunteer organization, the Navy oversees the activity of Boathouse Row, advocates for the member clubs and the rowing community, and partners with the City and local organizations to provide greater access to rowing for the larger community.

    "Our members will row in the mornings or the afternoons, but they also like the convenience of being in the boathouse before or after a row catching up on email or conducting business. In today's society, you need to connect to WiFi. Our community expects it. We knew we had to improve our communications infrastructure so that people could have the communications options they require, without needing to leave to find Internet access elsewhere," said Paul Horvat, Commodore of the Philadelphia Schuylkill Navy. "Comcast Business made a substantial investment to bring its Internet, voice and WiFi services to the houses along Boathouse Row - without altering any of our historical buildings or the idyllic landscape - to allow us to finally enter the 21(st) century."

    As a result of Comcast's investment, nearly all of the buildings along Boathouse Row now have Comcast Business Internet, which provides the ability to live-stream training videos and other content online. In addition to providing faster Internet access, the service is used by clubs to support video surveillance systems. Most Boathouse Row clubs are also utilizing Comcast Business Voice, which will help ensure that new membership inquiries or event opportunities are addressed promptly. Additionally, Comcast Business TV allows members to watch various channels, which helps keep them onsite longer.

    One of the most beneficial services being utilized by Boathouse Row is Comcast Business WiFi, which provides Internet access from anywhere within the buildings. Also, the addition of several outdoor XFINITY WiFi hotspots allows Internet access in exterior areas surrounding the houses.

    "Boathouse Row is able to see more daytime use, with people staying in the club and using the facilities more for professional meetings, which would never have happened if Comcast hadn't proactively built out its network to reach us," continued Horvat. "It's incredibly rewarding to see these buildings getting used in the way they were intended to be used - for the enjoyment of the local community - when they were first built so many years ago."

    "In today's increasingly mobile society, people make decisions about where they eat, sleep and play based on whether that establishment has Internet access, which was why we made it such a priority to build out our advanced network to reach the buildings of Boathouse Row," said David Dombroski, vice president for Comcast Business, Freedom Region. "The local community can now enjoy the history and serenity of this historical establishment alongside the technological benefits right at their fingertips."

    About Comcast Corporation:
    Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

    About Comcast Cable:
    Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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




    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...an insurance drone?Erie Insurance drone hovers above a house in first use of unmanned aircraft in roof damage claim

    ERIE, Pa., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In what could be the first step toward changing how insurance claims are handled in the future, Erie Insurance has moved from testing to actually using a drone to assist with a property damage claim. ERIE was among the first insurance companies to seek and receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones commercially. It is not aware of any other insurance company that has used a drone in an actual claim.

    The drone was used to inspect the roof of a customer's home after it had been repaired following ice dam damage last winter. ERIE then used the drone for a second, unrelated claim that involved a tree falling on a neighboring house. ERIE used the drone to capture detailed aerial images of the roof damage and compare it to the adjuster's original photos after the tree had been removed.

    "We see drones as a happy marriage between technology and the human touch," said Gary Sullivan, vice president of property and subrogation claims, Erie Insurance. "We can use drones to do what drones do best--getting clear and detailed images of property damage in difficult to access areas--and that, in turn, enables our claims people to do what they do best--taking great care of our customers with personal service, and helping them get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible."

    Sullivan cites several ways in which drones will improve the claims process for both customers and claims adjusters. Drones can help adjusters get an early look at potential damage without putting themselves in harm's way due to unsafe conditions, such as on a steep roof or at the site of a fire. And, drones may be able to get images of widespread damage sooner than a person could due to limited access, such as after a tornado or other natural disaster.

    Inspections were done pursuant to the exemption and in compliance with all conditions of the FAA exemptions.

    About Erie Insurance
    According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 11th largest homeowners insurer and 12th largest automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 16th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has more than 5 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company, a Barron's 500 company and has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.

    News releases and more information about Erie Insurance Group are available at www.erieinsurance.com.

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