Companies news of 2016-03-01 (page 1)

  • MDA to build multiple communication subsystems
  • WESCO International, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Atlanta Electrical Distributors
  • ROFIN-SINAR Urges Stockholders To Vote The WHITE Proxy Card For The Company's Highly...
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    MDA to build multiple communication subsystems

    RICHMOND, BC, Mar. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") , a global communications and information company, today announced that it has received an Authorization to Proceed from Airbus Defence and Space for the development of multiple communication subsystems to be integrated into the Inmarsat-6 mobile communication satellites. The full contract is expected to be valued in excess of CA$20 million.

    About MDA

    MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.

    MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.

    MDA's established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

    The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDA."

    Related Websites

    www.mdacorporation.com

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") with respect to future events and financial performance. The forward-looking statements in this regard include statements regarding MDA receiving an authorization to proceed ("ATP") for work related to a satellite subsystem. Any such forward-looking statements are based on MDA's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. The factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this release include the ATP not being terminated and the ability to reach final agreement on the subsequent contractual terms and conditions. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that could cause actual results to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to: risks associated with satellite manufacturing, including competition, cyclicality of MDA's end-user markets, contractual risks, creditworthiness of customers, performance of suppliers and management of MDA's factory and personnel; failure of third parties and subcontractors; failure of systems to meet performance requirements; and failure to anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or compliance with the requisite standards.

    For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors, plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.mdacorporation.com.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or content of this release.

    MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

    CONTACT: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604) 231-2743,
    wendy@mdacorporation.com

    Web site: http://www.mda.ca/




    WESCO International, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Atlanta Electrical Distributors

    PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WESCO International, Inc. , a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, announced today that WESCO Distribution, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atlanta Electrical Distributors (AED). Closing is expected to occur in March 2016.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., AED generates approximately $85 million in annual revenues from five locations in Georgia. AED is an electrical distributor focused on the construction and MRO markets.

    Mr. John J. Engel, WESCO's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, said: "The addition of AED to our portfolio supports our One WESCO growth strategy and expands our presence in this growing Southeastern end market. This acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings by approximately $0.03 per diluted share in the first year of operation."

    Mr. Kevin Kester, AED's President, commented, "We are pleased to become part of the WESCO team.We look forward to bringing a more comprehensive offering of electrical solutions to the industrial, commercial and contractor customers in the Atlanta Metro area."

    WESCO International, Inc. , a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2015 annual sales were approximately $7.5 billion. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people, maintains relationships with over 25,000 suppliers, and serves over 80,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 500 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

    The matters discussed herein may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Certain of these risks are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, as well as the Company's other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    WESCO International, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mary Ann Bell, Vice President, Investor Relations, WESCO
    International, Inc. (412) 454-4220, investorrelations@wesco.com;
    http://www.wesco.com

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




    ROFIN-SINAR Urges Stockholders To Vote The WHITE Proxy Card For The Company's Highly Qualified Director NomineesROFIN's Offer to Expand Board and Immediately Appoint SilverArrow Nominee Gebhard Rainer to ROFIN's Board Continues to be Open

    PLYMOUTH, Mich. and HAMBURG, Germany, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc. ("ROFIN" or "the Company"), one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of high-performance laser beam sources and laser-based solutions and components, today sent a letter to ROFIN stockholders urging them to protect their investment in ROFIN by voting the WHITE proxy card FOR the re-election of ROFIN'S highly qualified nominees: Carl F. Baasel, Daniel J. Smoke and Gary K. Willis.

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    Highlights of the letter include:

    --  ROFIN has a clear path to increase stockholder value and is showing
    stronger financial performance. The Board has taken important steps to
    manage the significant industry transition to higher-growth new
    technologies, like high-power fiber lasers and ultrashort pulse lasers.
    As a result of these steps, ROFIN is well positioned to drive long-term
    stockholder value and is already delivering stronger financial
    performance with above-market growth in high-power fiber lasers and
    ultrashort pulse lasers and improving profit margins. This is
    underscored by a 64% year-over-year increase in earnings per share in
    fiscal year 2015.
    --  ROFIN is committed to the right governance structure to support the
    creation of long-term stockholder value. ROFIN has implemented a
    majority voting standard and director resignation policy in uncontested
    elections of directors. At this year's Annual Meeting of Stockholders,
    ROFIN will conduct advisory votes on declassification of the Board and
    elimination of the supermajority vote requirement and, if approved, will
    hold a binding vote on these proposals in 2017. SilverArrow Capital
    Advisors, LLC ("SilverArrow") only submitted its stockholder proposals
    to ROFIN after the published deadline for including stockholder
    proposals in the Company's proxy statement. This necessitated
    SilverArrow having to issue its own competing proxy statement, creating
    a potentially confusing situation for our stockholders, and which we
    believe underscores SilverArrow's disorganized attempts at implementing
    an activist stockholder campaign for its own benefit.
    --  ROFIN stands by its reasonable settlement offer that would provide
    SilverArrow with immediate Board representation. To avoid this costly
    and distracting proxy fight with SilverArrow, ROFIN offered in December
    2015 to expand its Board and immediately appoint one of SilverArrow's
    nominees, Mr. Gebhard Rainer, to the Board. Had our offer been accepted,
    Mr. Rainer would have been appointed a director for a term expiring in
    2017, and first be standing for re-election at next year's Annual
    Meeting of Stockholders. We found SilverArrow's other two nominees,
    Messrs. Limberger and Kovler, to lack the knowledge, experience and
    qualities to serve as effective ROFIN directors. Our offer to add Mr.
    Rainer to the ROFIN Board still stands and ROFIN would welcome the
    opportunity to engage with SilverArrow on reasonable terms to reach a
    settlement.
    

    A copy of the letter follows:

    Dear Fellow ROFIN Stockholders,

    The ROFIN-SINAR stockholder meeting is rapidly approaching. We urge you to vote FOR the re-election of Carl F. Baasel, Daniel J. Smoke and Gary K. Willis on the enclosed WHITE proxy card TODAY to protect your investment in ROFIN. These three highly qualified director nominees will ensure that ROFIN continues to have a Board with the right combination of experience, backgrounds and qualifications to effectively increase value for ALL ROFIN stockholders.

    ROFIN HAS A CLEAR PATH TO INCREASE STOCKHOLDER VALUE AND IS SHOWING STRONGER FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

    ROFIN and its Board of Directors have a clear strategy to increase stockholder value and this strategy is showing results. In fiscal year 2015, earnings per share increased 64% year-over-year. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, earnings per share increased year-over-year and exceeded guidance, excluding significant non-recurring costs primarily related to the proxy fight initiated by dissident stockholder SilverArrow Capital Advisors.

    We were able to successfully manage a significant transition from mature laser technologies to new technologies (like ultrashort pulse lasers) and disruptive technologies (like high-power fiber lasers), while balancing strong financial performance and a solid balance sheet with no significant debt. The Board has directed strategic acquisitions, efficiency enhancements, technological innovations and personnel changes to ensure our Company is well positioned to create sustainable value for ALL stockholders.

    While the significant investments we have made to position ROFIN in newer high-growth technologies have affected short-term financial results, they have established a strong platform from which to drive future growth and expand our profit margins. The phase of substantial investments to expand into high-power fiber laser technology is now complete and our initiatives to reduce manufacturing costs are already yielding results. We are building momentum in our high-power fiber laser and ultrashort pulse laser businesses and are now well positioned to build sustainable stockholder value over the long term.

    We believe that under the leadership of the Board and management team, ROFIN is successfully executing its growth strategy. We urge you to keep this momentum going by voting on the WHITE proxy card FOR the re-election of directors Carl F. Baasel, Daniel J. Smoke and Gary K. Willis.

    ROFIN IS COMMITTED TO THE RIGHT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE CREATION OF SUSTAINABLE STOCKHOLDER VALUE

    We welcome the input of stockholders and are committed to establishing the most appropriate governance structure to support the creation of sustainable stockholder value. We regularly review our corporate governance structure and following discussions with various stockholders, we have taken a number of important steps to enhance our governance.

    --  In February 2016, the Board amended the Company's by-laws to implement a
    majority voting standard and director resignation policy in uncontested
    elections of directors; and deleted a mandatory age limit for directors
    that allows for the election of highly qualified candidates without
    regard to their age.
    --  At this year's Annual Meeting, the Board determined to conduct advisory
    votes on declassification of the Board and elimination of the
    supermajority vote requirement.  If the proposals are approved, the
    Board will conduct a binding vote to declassify the Board and eliminate
    the supermajority vote requirement at the 2017 Annual Stockholders
    Meeting.
    

    SilverArrow has included five stockholder proposals on its green proxy card. These proposals have already been addressed by ROFIN through the actions outlined above, with the exception of a proposal to permit stockholders holding 15% or more of the outstanding shares of common stock to call a special meeting of stockholders and an advisory proposal to permit stockholders to act by written consent. We do not believe that these two additional proposals are in the best interests of ROFIN or its stockholders at this time, but we will continue to evaluate our governance structure and solicit input from our stockholders on corporate governance.

    It is important for you to know that SilverArrow only submitted its stockholder proposals to us after the published deadline for including stockholder proposals in the Company's proxy statement. Our 2015 proxy statement stated that the deadline for proposals to be included in the 2016 proxy statement was October 9, 2015, yet SilverArrow submitted its proposals to the Company on January 12, 2016. This necessitated SilverArrow having to issue its own competing proxy statement, creating a potentially confusing situation for our stockholders. We believe SilverArrow's disorganized attempts at implementing an activist stockholder campaign underscores the risks SilverArrow and its Board nominees pose to our stockholders and the value of our Company. Concerns about SilverArrow's ability to run an activist stockholder campaign and identify suitable directors for ROFIN's Board include SilverArrow's:

    --  Failure to meet the deadline for stockholder proposals;
    --  Confusing attempts to identify its director candidates;
    --  Failure to identify any director candidate with experience in the
    specialized industrial laser segment or with U.S. public company Board
    experience;
    --  Lack of diligence and no understanding of the Company's business, as
    demonstrated by erroneous statements regarding certain market data and
    financial metrics; and
    --  Short history and complete lack of active public company ownership.
    

    SilverArrow does not have a credible track record or any original strategic ideas of substance. We believe that electing SilverArrow's nominees to ROFIN's Board would be a mistake and could negatively affect the future of our company and your investment. Don't let ROFIN be SilverArrow's experiment.

    ROFIN STANDS BY ITS REASONABLE SETTLEMENT OFFER THAT WOULD PROVIDE SILVERARROW WITH IMMEDIATE BOARD REPRESENTATION

    We engaged in discussions with SilverArrow over several months in 2015 in a good-faith effort to reach a settlement and avoid this costly and distracting proxy fight. The Company's good faith efforts included our offer in December 2015 to expand the ROFIN Board to allow for an additional director, and to immediately appoint one of SilverArrow's nominees, Mr. Gebhard Rainer, as that additional director. Had our offer been accepted, Mr. Rainer would have been appointed as a director for a term expiring in 2017, and first standing for re-election at next year's Annual Meeting of Stockholders. We found SilverArrow's other two nominees, Messrs. Limberger and Kovler, to lack the knowledge, experience or character to serve as effective ROFIN directors.

    We are disappointed with SilverArrow's outright rejection of our good faith settlement offer and SilverArrow's unreasonable "take-it-or-leave-it" counteroffer, which demanded the retirement from the Board at this year's Annual Meeting of three of ROFIN's experienced and highly qualified directors and the appointment instead of all three of SilverArrow's proposed nominees, even though our independent Nominating Committee unanimously determined that two of SilverArrow's nominees, Messrs. Limberger and Kovler, lack the necessary skill set and character to serve as effective directors.

    Our offer to add Mr. Rainer to the ROFIN Board still stands and we would welcome the opportunity to engage with SilverArrow on reasonable terms to reach a settlement.

    PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT AND VOTE THE WHITE PROXY CARD TODAY

    The Board and management team have made significant progress positioning the business in new faster-growing technologies that will support sustainable value creation. The early signs of improved financial performance are evident with strong growth in high-power fiber lasers and ultrashort pulse lasers and increased profit margins. ROFIN's current Board is committed to continuing on this path towards enhanced sustainable value creation for ALL stockholders.

    It is important for you to disregard any material sent to you by SilverArrow and to not vote SilverArrow's green proxy card. We urge you to protect your investment and vote the WHITE proxy card TODAY FOR the re-election of Carl F. Baasel, Daniel J. Smoke and Gary K. Willis, ROFIN's highly qualified director nominees.

    Sincerely, Dr. Peter Wirth Ralph E. Reins Dr. Stephen Fantone Chairman of the Chairman of the Nominating Board of Committee Directors Lead Independent Director

    If you have any questions or require assistance in voting your proxy card, please contact our proxy solicitor

    Georgeson

    Banks, Brokers and Stockholders

    Call Toll-Free (800) 509-0976

    International Stockholders Please Call: (781) 575-2137

    Or Contact via E-mail at:

    Rofin@georgeson.com

    About ROFIN

    With 40 years of experience, ROFIN-SINAR Technologies is a leading developer, designer and manufacturer of lasers and laser-based system solutions for industrial material processing applications. The Company focuses on developing key innovative technologies and advanced production methods for a wide variety of industrial applications based on a broad scope of technologies. The product portfolio ranges from single laser-beam sources to highly complex systems, covering all of the key laser technologies such as solid-state, fiber, ultrashort pulse and CO(2) lasers, as well as diode lasers, and the entire power spectrum, from single-digit watts up to multi-kilowatts, as well as a comprehensive spectrum of wavelengths or pulse durations and an extensive range of laser components. ROFIN-SINAR Technologies has its operational headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, and Hamburg, Germany, and maintains production facilities in the US, Germany, UK, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Singapore and China. ROFIN currently has more than 55,000 laser units installed worldwide and serves more than 4,000 customers. The Company's shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RSTI and are listed in Germany in the "Prime Standard" segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under ISIN US7750431022. ROFIN is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Additional information is available on the Company's home page: www.rofin.com.

    Important Additional Information

    The Company, its directors and certain of its executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company's stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered at the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The Company has filed a definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in connection with such solicitation of proxies from the Company's stockholders. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ SUCH PROXY STATEMENT AND ACCOMPANYING PROXY CARD AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are set forth in the definitive proxy statement and other materials filed with the SEC in connection with the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Information regarding the direct and indirect beneficial ownership of the Company's directors and executive officers in the Company's securities is included in their SEC filings on Forms 3, 4 and 5, and additional information can also be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended September 30, 2015, and our other filings with the SEC. Stockholders can obtain the proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC for no charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available at no charge at the Investor Relations section of our corporate website at www.rofin.com.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "target," "future," "continue," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "likely," "may," "should" and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding future plans, events or performance, including guidance relating to revenues and earnings per share; expected operating results, such as revenue growth and earnings; expected seasonal impact; current or future volatility in the exchange rates and future economic conditions; anticipated levels of capital expenditures, including for corporate actions such as share buybacks; expectations of our long-term financial prospects, margin and cash flow expansion; and our strategy for growth, product portfolio development, market position, financial results and reserves.

    Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: downturns in the machine tool, automotive, semiconductor, electronics, photovoltaic, and medical device industries which may have, in the future, a material adverse effect on our sales and profitability; the ability of our OEM customers to incorporate our laser products into their systems; the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, which may be significant because a substantial portion of our operations is located in non-US countries; the level of competition and our ability of to compete in the markets for our products; our ability to develop new and enhanced products to meet market demand or to adequately utilize our existing technology; third party infringement of our proprietary technology or third party claims against us for the infringement or misappropriation of proprietary rights; the scope of patent protection that we are able to obtain or maintain; competing technologies that are similar to or that serve the same uses as our technology; our ability to efficiently manage the risks associated with our international operations; risks associated with recent changes in our senior management personnel; any adverse impact to us resulting from the announcement or implementation of any one or more of our cost reduction programs; the worldwide economic environment, including specifically but not limited to in Asia; the distraction to management and costs resulting from the proxy contest with SilverArrow; any changes in our board as a result of a proxy contest; and such other factors as discussed throughout Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors and Part II, Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended September 30, 2015. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

    Investor Contacts: Media Contacts: ------------------ --------------- Katharina Manok Bill Fiske/Rajeev Kumar Mike Pascale/Neil Maitland ROFIN-SINAR Georgeson Abernathy MacGregor 011-49-40-733-63-4256 201-222-4250 / 201-222-4226 212-371-5999 - or - BFiske@georgeson.com mmp@abmac.com 734-416-0206 RKumar@georgeson.com nam@abmac.com

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    Hortonworks Delivers Open and Connected Data Platforms to Power All Data for the Enterprise

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc.( (R)) , a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced a comprehensive strategy with new product advancements across its Connected Data Platforms, including Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP(TM)) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF(TM)). Hortonworks customers benefit from an open approach to securely manage data-in-motion and data-at-rest to unlock the transformational power of all data. Today's announcements encompass a new distribution approach for Apache(TM) Hadoop((R)) with the latest release of HDP 2.4, which includes the latest generation of Apache Spark 1.6, as well as the announcement of HDF 1.2. In addition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hortonworks announced a joint collaboration to optimize enterprise Spark performance.

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    Hortonworks Data Platform 2.4 - A New Distribution Strategy
    Hortonworks is committed to delivering rapid innovations from the Apache Hadoop community to its customers, while also ensuring a reliable, secure, enterprise-ready data-at-rest platform. HDP allows customers to accumulate, analyze and act on information derived from data. Beginning with today's release and moving forward, Hortonworks' distribution strategy for HDP will consist of two different release cadences:

    --  Core Apache Hadoop components (HDFS, MapReduce and YARN) and Apache
    Zookeeper will be updated annually and aligned with the ODPi consortium.
    --  Extended Services (including Spark, Hive, HBase, Ambari and more), which
    run on top of the Core, will be logically grouped together and released
    continually throughout the year to match the pace of innovation
    occurring within each project team in the community.
    

    As part of this rapid distribution model, Hortonworks today announced the general availability of Apache Spark 1.6, Apache Ambari 2.2 and SmartSense(TM) 1.2 in HDP 2.4, which is available immediately.

    "This is a defining moment for how we deliver advancements to our customers," said Tim Hall, vice president of product management at Hortonworks. "We can give customers all the latest innovations in the moment without sacrificing a stable and reliable core. This will change the way people consume Hadoop."

    Hortonworks DataFlow 1.2 and New Streaming Analytics
    HDF is a data-in-motion platform for real-time streaming of data and is a cornerstone technology for the Internet of Anything to ingest data from any source to any destination. HDF 1.2 now integrates streaming analytics engines Apache Kafka and Apache Storm for delivering actionable intelligence. HDF 1.2 will be available in Q1 of 2016.

    About Hortonworks
    Hortonworks, HDP, HDF and SmartSense are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com.

    Media contact:
    Michelle Lazzar
    (408) 828-9681
    comms@hortonworks.com

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    PR Newswire Case Study Offers Tips for Successful Product Launch Campaigns

    NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A well-executed product launch is a company's chance to grab customers' attention and make a strong impression with a new product. Done well, a PR campaign for a new product can generate awareness of a new product, drive sales, and create lasting excitement and buzz around a brand.

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    IGA, Sobeys Quebec's retail brand, understood the importance of a product launch PR campaign for their recent partnership with Les Charcutiers Pork Shop, a Montreal start-up company offering artisanal dry sausage. As part of a multichannel campaign, Sobeys Quebec worked with CNW, a PR Newswire company, to create a launch announcement that would stand out from the crowd, convey Les Charcutiers Pork Shop's identity and IGA's vision, and increase visibility and awareness for both brands.

    "For this particular campaign, we wanted to put the owners at the forefront," said Laurie Fossat, Communications Advisor, Sobeys Quebec. "Since the brand tagline is 'artisanal sausages, rebellious flavors,' we wanted a press release that was unique and stood out from regular product announcements. We wanted to make a visual impact."

    To achieve this, Sobeys Quebec and the CNW team created and distributed a branded landing page that allowed IGA to convey Les Charcutiers Pork Shop's unique brand identity through the use of bold visual elements and play on the originality that is important to both brands.

    "Using a branded, multimedia landing page for this campaign really benefitted both IGA and Les Charcutiers Pork Shop. Les Charcutiers Pork Shop is a new brand that was only present in a local market. With IGA, they now reach all of Quebec," said Fossat. "Using this gives the product the visibility, credibility and notoriety needed to expand more while establishing IGA as a pioneer in discovering exclusive and exciting new products for our clients."

    For deeper insights and to explore the results of the campaign, download IGA Increases Visibility & Brand Awareness with Product Launch: A Multimedia Case Study.

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    AT&T To Launch 3 New Ways To Access And Stream DIRECTV Video Content Later This YearBring Your Own Internet Connection, Then Choose Where and How to Watch DIRECTV Video Service

    DALLAS, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Later this year AT&T(1) plans to launch the ability for you to access and stream DIRECTV video services over a wired or wireless Internet connection from any provider and from virtually any device - smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, streaming media hardware or PC.

    Our 3 new affordable video offers will be designed for customers looking for premium content with choice and flexibility in what they want to watch and how they want to watch it. We plan for each service to come with a set number of simultaneous sessions. Also, these services will not require annual contracts, satellite dishes or set-top boxes.

    Customers can expect to see these 3 new streaming options beginning in 4Q 2016:

    DIRECTV Now
    The company plans to offer a range of content packages, including much of what is available from DIRECTV today -- on-demand and live programming from many networks, plus premium add-on options. Customers will be able to access the service over a wired or wireless Internet connection and on Internet-enabled devices. Consumers can simply sign-up for the service, download the app and begin watching.

    DIRECTV Mobile
    This affordable offer will deliver a mobile-first user experience for people wanting to watch premium video and made-for-digital content directly on a smartphone, regardless of the wireless provider. Consumers can start watching video immediately after the same simple sign-up and app-download process.

    DIRECTV Preview
    This free offer for anyone with a wired or wireless Internet connection will feature some of the quality programming available on DIRECTV today. The tailored ad-supported service will showcase content from AT&T's AUDIENCE Network, many networks and other content sources, and millennial-focused video from Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group.

    "These new video subscription models reflect the flexible content choices, viewing options and simple, transparent pricing that consumers want. AT&T intends to be the first company to deliver that flexibility, along with an effortless customer experience," said John Stankey, CEO - AT&T Entertainment Group. "These offers will provide a broad range of customers with greater freedom and choice to watch, binge and even buy premium content, regardless of how and where they enjoy their entertainment.

    "We are looking at these offerings differently than others in the market. We often hear from customers who want more content from streaming services, or who can't get or can't afford a traditional pay-TV service," Stankey said. "We intend to offer customers a quality pay-TV experience, including top channels, sports and more, with increased value and flexibility of pure online streaming and no need for home installation."

    AT&T is a leader in video streamed over the Internet. We serve more than 60 million streams and downloads to our TV customers each month. Today more than 60 percent of our network traffic is video.

    AT&T will continue to provide DIRECTV's premium satellite TV entertainment service, which includes its industry-leading lineup of live and on-demand programming choices and optional add-ons such as HBO, Showtime and its exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket Package. Customers will be able to access their programming on virtually all mobile devices, as they have been able to do for many years. AT&T also will continue to offer its U-verse TV and Internet service.

    (1)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. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly 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) 2016 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.

    *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. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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

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    Qualcomm Enters Into Settlement with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with Respect to its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation

    SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that it has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with respect to its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation. Without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, Qualcomm has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $7.5 million to resolve this matter. This is not a criminal action, and the U.S. Department of Justice recently closed its investigation on these matters without taking any action. The SEC's order detailing this settlement relates to conduct prior to 2012 and completely resolves the investigation previously disclosed by the Company in its public filings.

    The SEC order states that on certain occasions Qualcomm gave employees of state-owned entities or government agencies in China event tickets and gifts or paid for travel, and on certain occasions hired children or friends of employees of state-owned entities or ministries in China.

    Qualcomm has always strived to comply with FCPA requirements. As a result of this experience, Qualcomm has taken additional steps to enhance its existing internal controls and procedures. For example, although like most organizations Qualcomm appreciates referrals of job candidates by those who know the candidates well, the Company now closely monitors to determine if a candidate has any relationship with an employee of a government agency or state-owned entity, and applies a stricter standard of scrutiny in an effort to avoid potential FCPA risks in the future. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, Qualcomm will report periodically to the SEC on its efforts to maintain and enhance effective FCPA controls.

    "Qualcomm is pleased to have put this matter behind us. We remain committed to ethical conduct and compliance with all laws and regulations, and will continue to be vigilant about FCPA compliance," said Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Qualcomm.

    About Qualcomm

    Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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    Charter to Participate in Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference

    STAMFORD, Conn., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that Christopher Winfrey, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday, March 7, 2016. Mr. Winfrey's remarks are scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m. ET.

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    A live webcast of the event can be accessed on Charter's investor relations website, ir.charter.com. Following the live broadcast, the webcast will be archived at ir.charter.com.

    About Charter
    Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV(TM) video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet(TM) access, and Spectrum Voice(TM). Spectrum Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach(TM) brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

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    Everyday Health Reports Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health, Inc. , a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

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    For the full year 2015:

    --  Total revenue grew 26% year-over-year.
    --  Revenue from the top 30 strategic advertisers increased 30%
    year-over-year.
    --  Pharma revenue grew 30% year-over-year.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA increased 27% year-over-year.
    

    For the fourth quarter:

    --  Total revenue grew 30% year-over-year.
    --  Revenue from the top 30 strategic advertisers increased 42%
    year-over-year.
    --  Pharma revenue grew 28% year-over-year.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA increased 39% year-over-year.
    

    "In 2015, we made great strides in building the leading marketing platform for the healthcare sector," said Ben Wolin, Co-Founder and CEO of Everyday Health. "We dramatically expanded our market opportunity, diversified our customer base and invested in our sales capabilities to better serve our customers. We now provide innovative solutions to pharma companies, CPG marketers, hospital systems and health insurers, and we can help all of these customers achieve their most important strategic objectives."

    Financial Highlights

    For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015:

    --  Total revenue was $232.0 million, a 26% increase from the prior year
    period.
    --  Advertising and sponsorship revenue was $209.1 million, a 26%
    increase from the prior year period.
    --  Premium services revenue, which now includes SaaS fees from hospital
    systems, was $22.9 million, a 28% increase from the prior year
    period.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA was $45.6 million, a 27% increase from the prior year
    period.
    --  Net income on a non-GAAP basis was $20.0 million, compared to non-GAAP
    net income of $17.4 million in the prior year period. Earnings per share
    on a non-GAAP basic and diluted basis was $0.63 and $0.60, compared to
    $0.72 and $0.65, respectively, in 2014. A description of the non-GAAP
    calculations and reconciliation to comparable GAAP measures is provided
    in the accompanying tables entitled "Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation" and
    "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income."
    --  Net loss on a GAAP basis was $(11.6) million, compared to net income of
    $12.7 million in the prior year period before the impact of the
    non-cash, one-time deemed dividend of $8.1 million associated with the
    conversion of the Company's Series G preferred stock at the time of its
    initial public offering. Loss per share on a GAAP basic and diluted
    basis was $(0.36), compared to earnings per share of $0.52 and $0.47,
    respectively, in 2014 before the Series G deemed dividend.
    --  Cash flow from operations was $20.9 million, up from $20.0 million in
    2014.
    

    For the three months ended December 31, 2015:

    --  Total revenue was $81.7 million, a 30% increase from the prior year
    period.
    --  Advertising and sponsorship revenue was $72.9 million, a 24%
    increase from the prior year period.
    --  Premium services revenue, including SaaS fees, was $8.8 million, a
    116% increase from the prior year period.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA was $26.1 million, a 39% increase from the prior year
    period.
    --  Net income on a non-GAAP basis was $19.5 million, compared to non-GAAP
    net income of $13.9 million in the prior year period. Earnings per share
    on a non-GAAP basic and diluted basis was $0.60 and $0.59, respectively,
    compared to $0.45 and $0.42, respectively, in the fourth quarter of
    2014. A description of the non-GAAP calculations and reconciliation to
    comparable GAAP measures is provided in the accompanying tables entitled
    "Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation" and "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net
    Income."
    --  Net income on a GAAP basis was $7.5 million, compared to net income of
    $21.2 million in the prior year period. Earnings per share on both a
    GAAP basic and diluted basis was $0.23, compared to $0.68 and $0.64,
    respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2014.
    

    "We delivered record results in 2015, with total revenue and Adjusted EBITDA each growing in excess of 25% over 2014," said Brian Cooper, CFO of Everyday Health. "The strategic investments we have made will drive further growth in 2016, and we remain confident in our ability to achieve our long term growth and profitability targets."

    Financial Outlook
    For the first quarter of 2016 and the full year 2016, the Company anticipates achieving financial results as set forth below:

    First Quarter of 2016 --------------------- Total Revenue $47.0 million - $51.0 million Advertising & Sponsorship Revenue $43.0 million - $47.0 million Adjusted EBITDA $(0.5) million - $0.5 million

    Full Year 2016 -------------- Total Revenue $250.0 million - $260.0 million Advertising & Sponsorship Revenue $233.0 million - $243.0 million Adjusted EBITDA $43.6 million - $47.6 million

    Earnings Teleconference Information
    The Company will discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results and business outlook during a teleconference today, March 1, 2016, at 4:30 PM ET. The conference call can be accessed at (877) 201-0168 or (647) 788-4901 (International), conference ID# 49703128 or via live webcast at http://ir.everydayhealth.com.

    Following completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on Everyday Health's website. To listen to the telephone replay, call toll-free (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (International), conference ID# 49703128. The telephone replay will be available from 7:30 PM ET March 1, 2016 through 11:59 PM ET March 8, 2016. Additional investor information can be accessed at http://ir.everydayhealth.com.

    About Everyday Health, Inc.
    Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Everyday Health attracts a large and engaged audience of consumers and healthcare professionals to its premier health and wellness properties, and utilizes its data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized content experiences and efficient and effective marketing and engagement solutions. Everyday Health enables consumers to manage their daily health and wellness needs, healthcare professionals to stay informed and make better decisions for their patients, and marketers, health payers and providers to communicate and engage with consumers and healthcare professionals to drive better health outcomes. Everyday Health's content and solutions are delivered through multiple channels, including desktop, mobile web, and mobile phone and tablet applications, as well as video and social media.

    Safe Harbor Provision
    This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate," "enable," "expect," "will," "believe," "continue" and other similar terms and phrases, and such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the statements regarding our future financial performance set forth under the heading "Financial Outlook." The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: our ability to attract and retain users to our properties; our ability to attract and retain customers; the timing and amount of advertising spending by our current and future customers; our ability to effectively integrate the acquisitions that we make; our ability to enter into new, or extend existing, partnership arrangements; our ability to successfully pursue opportunities in the broader health and wellness sectors; as well as those factors contained in the "Risk Factors" section of our SEC filings. All information in this release is as of March 1, 2016. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

    Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    To supplement the financial measures presented in the Company's press release and related conference call or webcast in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), we also present the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance: Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP net income per share ("EPS").

    A "non-GAAP financial measure" refers to a numerical measure of the Company's historical or future financial performance, financial position, or cash flows that excludes (or includes) amounts that are included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the Company's financial statements. The Company provides certain non-GAAP measures as additional information relating to its operating results as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial information presented here should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a measure of the Company's liquidity. There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Further, these measures may differ from the non-GAAP information, even where similarly titled, used by other companies and therefore should not be used to compare the Company's performance to that of other companies.

    The Company has presented Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS as non-GAAP financial measures in this press release. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus: interest expense, net; income tax provision (benefit); depreciation and amortization expense; stock-based compensation expense; compensation expense related to acquisition earnout and retention bonus arrangements; write-offs of unamortized deferred financing and other debt extinguishment costs; executive transition and reduction in force charges; contract settlement charges; asset impairment and other charges; and preferred stock warrant mark-to-market adjustments. We define non-GAAP net income as net income (loss), plus non-cash stock-based compensation expense, compensation expense related to acquisition earnout and retention bonus arrangements, income tax provision (benefit), and other unusual or significant adjustments such as the write-off of deferred financing costs and other debt extinguishment costs, executive transition and reduction in force charges, contract settlement charges, asset impairment and other charges, and the preferred stock warrant mark-to-market adjustment. We define non-GAAP EPS as non-GAAP net income, divided by weighted-average shares outstanding, which reflects the issuance of the shares sold in the Company's IPO, which closed on April 2, 2014, as well as the conversion of all outstanding shares of preferred stock into common stock in connection with the IPO.

    The Company believes the use of non-GAAP financial measures, as a supplement to GAAP measures, is useful to investors in that they eliminate items that are either not part of the Company's core operations or do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating the Company's operating performance and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures help indicate underlying trends in the Company's business, are important in comparing current results with prior period results, and are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing the Company's operating performance.

    EVERYDAY HEALTH, INC. Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands, except share and per share data) December 31, ------------ 2015 (unaudited) 2014 --------------- ---- Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $30,097 $50,729 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $909 and $637 as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively 90,356 68,007 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,662 5,529 ----- ----- Total current assets 125,115 124,265 Property and equipment, net 28,565 25,502 Goodwill 165,271 127,115 Intangible assets, net 43,746 30,716 Other assets 6,901 5,237 ----- ----- Total assets $369,598 $312,835 -------- -------- Liabilities and stockholders' equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $38,563 $31,722 Deferred revenue 8,655 6,740 Current portion of long-term debt 6,775 3,000 Other current liabilities 11,890 965 ------ --- Total current liabilities 65,883 42,427 Long-term debt 104,281 87,000 Deferred tax liabilities 7,570 6,017 Other long-term liabilities 11,595 4,105 Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock, $0.01 par value: 10,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2015 and 2014; no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2015 and 2014 - - Common stock, $0.01 par value: 90,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2015 and 2014; 32,707,606 and 31,489,196 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively 327 314 Treasury stock (55) (55) Additional paid-in capital 310,727 292,117 Accumulated deficit (130,730) (119,090) -------- -------- Total stockholders' equity 180,269 173,286 ------- ------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $369,598 $312,835 ------------------------------------------ -------- --------

    EVERYDAY HEALTH, INC. Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except share and per share data, unaudited) Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31, ------------------------------- -------------------------------- 2015 2014 2015 2014 ---- ---- ---- ---- Revenues: Advertising and sponsorship revenues $72,900 $58,981 $209,093 $166,465 Premium services revenues 8,798 4,068 22,898 17,860 ----- ------ ------ Total revenues 81,698 63,049 231,991 184,325 ------ ------ ------- ------- Operating expenses: Cost of revenues 23,284 15,908 66,923 49,296 Sales and marketing 22,464 13,956 74,761 48,605 Product development 16,968 12,088 55,920 44,541 General and administrative 9,608 8,816 39,487 30,041 ----- ----- ------ ------ Total operating expenses 72,324 50,768 237,091 172,483 Income (loss) from operations 9,374 12,281 (5,100) 11,842 Interest expense, net (1,428) (763) (5,236) (3,711) Other expense - - - (4,114) --- --- --- ------ Income (loss) from operations before (provision) benefit for income taxes 7,946 11,518 (10,336) 4,017 (Provision) benefit for income taxes (494) 9,669 (1,304) 8,666 ---- ----- ------ ----- Net income (loss) 7,452 21,187 (11,640) 12,683 Series G preferred stock deemed dividend - - - (8,079) --- --- --- ------ Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $7,452 $21,187 $(11,640) $4,604 ====== ======= ======== ====== Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders per common share: Basic $0.23 $0.68 $(0.36) $0.19 Diluted $0.23 $0.64 $(0.36) $0.17 Weighted-average common shares outstanding: Basic 32,482,159 31,076,588 31,977,246 24,259,395 Diluted 32,904,143 32,977,544 31,977,246 26,911,782 ------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    EVERYDAY HEALTH, INC. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in thousands) Twelve months ended December 31, -------------------------------- 2015 (unaudited) 2014 --------------- ---- Cash flows from operating activities Net income (loss) $(11,640) $12,683 Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 20,408 14,943 Provision for doubtful accounts 326 315 Stock-based compensation 10,936 9,100 Amortization and write-off of financing costs 540 4,389 Asset impairment charge 1,416 - (Benefit) provision for deferred income taxes 952 (9,071) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (17,490) (12,437) Prepaid expenses and other current assets 982 1,489 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 5,420 (1,942) Deferred revenue 1,183 (68) Other current liabilities 154 58 Other long-term liabilities 7,759 581 ----- --- Net cash provided by operating activities 20,946 20,040 Cash flows from investing activities Additions to property and equipment, net (14,481) (14,754) Proceeds from sale of business - 400 Payment for businesses purchased, net of cash acquired (47,316) (65,000) Payment of security deposits and other assets (1,413) 131 ------ --- Net cash used in investing activities (63,210) (79,223) Cash flows from financing activities Net proceeds from common stock issuance - 70,622 Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 2,633 7,939 Repayments of principal under former revolver credit facility - (30,000) Repayment of principal under former term loan facility - (41,333) Borrowings under revolver credit facility 25,000 62,300 Repayment of principal under revolver credit facility (10,000) (32,300) Borrowings under term loan facility 8,500 61,000 Repayment of principal under term loan facility (2,444) (1,000) Principal payments on capital lease obligations (642) (659) Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units (623) - Payments of credit facility financing costs (792) (2,899) Net cash provided by financing activities 21,632 93,670 ------ ------ Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (20,632) 34,487 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 50,729 16,242 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $30,097 $50,729 -------------------------- ------- -------

    EVERYDAY HEALTH, INC. Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation (in thousands, unaudited) Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31, ------------------------------- -------------------------------- 2015 2014 2015 2014 ---- ---- ---- ---- Adjusted EBITDA $26,132 $18,747 $45,644 $36,019 Less: Interest expense, net 1,428 763 5,236 3,711 Income tax provision (benefit) 494 (9,669) 1,304 (8,666) Depreciation and amortization expense 5,251 4,114 20,408 14,943 Stock-based compensation expense 2,720 2,352 10,936 9,100 Warrant mark-to-market adjustment - - - 252 Compensation expense related to acquisition earnout and retention bonuses 7,382 - 11,968 135 Write-off of unamortized deferred financing costs - - - 3,861 Executive transition and reduction in force severance charges 769 - 3,655 - Contract settlement charge - - 1,725 - Asset impairment and other charges 636 - 2,052 - --- --- ----- --- Net Income (loss) $7,452 $21,187 $(11,640) $12,683 ---------------- ------ ------- -------- -------

    EVERYDAY HEALTH, INC. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income (in thousands, except share and per share data, unaudited) Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31, ------------------------------- -------------------------------- 2015 2014 2015 2014 ---- ---- ---- ---- Net Income (loss) $7,452 $21,187 $(11,640) $12,683 Stock-based compensation expense 2,720 2,352 10,936 9,100 Income tax provision (benefit) 494 (9,669) 1,304 (8,666) Warrant mark-to-market adjustment - - - 252 Compensation expense related to acquisition earnout and retention bonuses 7,382 - 11,968 135 Write-off of unamortized deferred financing costs - - - 3,861 Executive transition and reduction in force severance charges 769 - 3,655 - Contract settlement charge - - 1,725 - Asset impairment and other charges 636 - 2,052 - Non-GAAP net income $19,453 $13,870 $20,000 $17,365 Weighted-average common shares outstanding-basic 32,482,159 31,076,588 31,977,246 24,259,395 Weighted-average common shares outstanding-diluted 32,904,143 32,977,544 33,313,328 26,911,782 Non-GAAP net income per common share- basic $0.60 $0.45 $0.63 $0.72 Non-GAAP net income per common share- diluted $0.59 $0.42 $0.60 $0.65 ------------------- ----- ----- ----- -----

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    Philips further extends capabilities of its cloud-based HealthSuite digital platform; expands ecosystem to drive value-based connected health solutions- First HealthSuite Labs innovation center in North America spurs co-creation of connected health solutions, combining insights of healthcare directors, clinicians and patients- Philips announces availability of CareCatalyst, a developer bundle of HealthSuite digital platform services and resources for the creation of connected health programs- Expanded ecosystem of technology leaders and innovative, emerging companies now includes Hitachi Data Systems and Validic

    AMSTERDAM and LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At HIMSS 2016, Royal Philips today introduced its newest connected digital health solutions and services to support healthcare organizations in the transformation towards value-based, patient-centered care models. With the formal opening of its first North American HealthSuite Labs innovation center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Philips will provide health systems a dedicated environment to design cutting edge programs for population health management.

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    Philips today also announced the debut of CareCatalyst, a developer bundle of platform services and open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to drive the realization of digital propositions to enhance collaborative care between health consumers and healthcare providers. CareCatalyst breaks down data silos, collecting and connecting personal health data, consumer and medical device data, and healthcare organizations' electronic health records, enabling closer collaborations between patients, their providers and caregivers.

    Since its introduction in 2014, Philips has progressively built out the HealthSuite platform as a digital enabler for the next generation of personal health offerings and clinical applications with an expanded portfolio of cloud-based digital solutions and services. Philips continues to enhance the capabilities of the platform itself, while growing its collaborative ecosystem of industry leaders and innovative start-ups to expand the breadth of its connected health technology solutions.

    "Many healthcare providers are about to or have already embarked on population health programs to improve the health of people at-risk by moving care closer to patients, transforming from a reactive to a proactive model focused on health and prevention, as well as treating illness," said Jeroen Tas, CEO, Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips. "Successful population health management comes with overcoming challenges and barriers, ranging from change management to technology integration. HealthSuite Labs and CareCatalyst are important contributions in our mission to deliver integrated solutions and services to help health systems in their transformation to value-based care."

    Debut of Philips HealthSuite Labs in North America
    The North American Philips HealthSuite Labs will be co-located with the Philips Research headquarters facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, building on its research alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the region's rich innovation heritage. HealthSuite Labs is established to facilitate the collaboration between healthcare providers and multidisciplinary care teams, along with patients and Philips healthcare transformation experts, to deliver integrated care solutions. These collaborations will work to address fundamental care issues and health IT challenges by leveraging design thinking and agile methodologies, as well as the latest digital technologies and clinical reasoning.

    CareCatalyst developer bundle
    The CareCatalyst developer bundle simplifies the development of HealthSuite digital platform enabled applications by third-party commercial and hospital-based developers. Its open APIs facilitate access to a broad range of health data and faster development of applications to support different models of care delivery from consumer-centric care to population health management.

    Growing ecosystem of technology leaders
    To further strengthen its HealthSuite-powered connected health strategy, Philips is carefully crafting a comprehensive network of leading technology companies with a shared vision to create a secure, high-performance and cloud-based infrastructure to transform healthcare and realize truly connected and personalized health.

    --  Validic provides seamless connectivity and interoperability of a large
    range of third-party medical and consumer devices and apps;
    --  Hitachi Data Systems provides capabilities in information protection,
    consolidation, archiving and search, and flexible data management, to
    provide a future-proof universal data management solution that supports
    anytime, anywhere access to medical imaging and digital health records
    across the enterprise in less than 3 seconds;
    --  Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides more than 50 cloud services, ranging
    from compute to data storage to Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to
    cloud-based disaster recovery services and more;
    --  Salesforce and Philips announced a strategic alliance in 2014 and have
    collaborated with university medical centers on care coordination and
    chronic disease management. Now with the release of Salesforce Health
    Cloud, the two companies are collaborating on new solutions that put
    patients back at the center of care.
    

    To learn more about Philips' HealthSuite Labs, CareCatalyst and how Philips is connecting care for continuous health, visit the Philips booth (#3416) at the HIMSS 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev, February 29 - March 4. For updates on Philips' presence at HIMSS, follow @PhilipsLiveFrom and visit www.philips.com/HIMSS.

    For further information, please contact:
    Kathy O'Reilly
    Philips Group Communications
    Tel.: +1 978-659-2638
    E-mail: Kathy.Oreilly@philips.com
    Twitter: @kathyoreilly

    Joost Maltha
    Philips Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services
    Tel.: +31 610-55-8116
    E-mail: joost.maltha@philips.com
    Twitter: @joostmaltha

    About Royal Philips:
    Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2015 sales of EUR 24.2 billion and employs approximately 104,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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    Workiva Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial ResultsQ4 Revenue of $39.9 million, Up 32% from Q4 of 2014Full Year 2015 Revenue of $145.3 million, Up 29% from 2014

    AMES, Iowa, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Workiva Inc. , creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and announced its first quarter and full-year 2016 guidance.

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    "We are happy to report strong revenue growth for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015," said Matt Rizai, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Workiva. "Revenue growth in the fourth quarter was 32.4% over the same quarter last year, which was ahead of our guidance. Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $145.3 million, an increase of 28.9% over full-year 2014."

    "We continue to add new Wdesk customers and seats across our customers' organizations for use cases in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), management reporting, risk processes and auditing," said Rizai. "Non-SEC use cases contributed 25% of our subscription bookings in 2014 and 39% in 2015," said Rizai. "In 2016, we expect that non-SEC use cases will contribute more than 50% of our subscription bookings."

    "To capitalize on these expanded market opportunities, we will continue to invest in software development, sales and marketing," added Rizai.

    "We anticipate cash usage from operations to improve in 2016, and then improve again in 2017," said Rizai. "We believe that we raised enough capital at our IPO to get to positive annual operating cash flow without needing to return to the equity market."

    Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights

    --  Revenue: Total revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $39.9
    million, an increase of 32.4% from $30.1 million in the fourth quarter
    of 2014. Subscription and support revenue was $32.1 million, an increase
    of 28.4% versus results in the fourth quarter of 2014. Professional
    services revenue was $7.8 million, an increase of 52.0% compared to the
    same quarter in the prior year.
    --  Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2015
    was $28.9 million compared with $20.2 million in the same quarter of the
    prior year. GAAP gross margin was 72.4% in the fourth quarter of 2015
    versus 66.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP gross profit for
    the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $29.1 million, an increase of
    42.8% compared with the prior year's fourth quarter, and non-GAAP gross
    margin was 72.9% compared to 67.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014.
    --  Loss from Operations: GAAP loss from operations for the quarter ended
    December 31, 2015 was $11.8 million compared with a loss of $11.6
    million in the prior year's fourth quarter. Non-GAAP loss from
    operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $8.7 million,
    compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $9.8 million in the
    fourth quarter of 2014.
    --  Net Loss: GAAP net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was
    $10.3 million compared with a net loss of $12.7 million for the prior
    year's fourth quarter. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share for the
    quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $0.26, based on 40.2 million
    weighted-average shares outstanding, compared with a net loss per basic
    and diluted share of $0.38, based on 33.1 million weighted-average
    shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2014.
    --  Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $7.2
    million compared with a net loss of $10.8 million in the prior year's
    fourth quarter. Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share for the
    quarter ended December 31, 2015 was $0.18, based on 40.2 million
    weighted-average shares outstanding, compared with a net loss per basic
    and diluted share of $0.33, based on 33.1 million weighted-average
    shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2014.
    

    Full Year 2015 Financial Highlights

    --  Revenue: Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $145.3
    million, an increase of 28.9% compared with $112.7 million in the prior
    year. Subscription and support revenue was $116.3 million, an increase
    of 27.3% on a year-over-year basis. Professional services revenue was
    $29.0 million, an increase of 35.6% on a year-over-year basis.
    --  Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2015 was
    $105.1 million compared with $78.8 million in the prior year, and GAAP
    gross margin was 72.3%. Non-GAAP gross profit for the year ended
    December 31, 2015 was $105.8 million, an increase of 32.8% compared with
    the prior year, and non-GAAP gross margin was 72.8%.
    --  Loss from Operations: GAAP loss from operations for the year ended
    December 31, 2015 was $43.7 million compared with a loss of $38.6
    million in the prior year. Non-GAAP loss from operations for the year
    ended December 31, 2015 was $32.7 million compared with a loss of $31.2
    million in the prior year.
    --  Net Loss: GAAP net loss for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $43.4
    million compared with a net loss of $41.2 million in the prior year.
    GAAP net loss per share for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $1.09
    based on 39.9 million weighted-average shares outstanding compared with
    a loss per share of $1.28 based on 32.2 million weighted-average shares
    outstanding in the prior year.
    --  Non-GAAP net loss for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $32.4 million
    compared with a net loss of $33.8 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP
    net loss per share for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $0.81 based
    on 39.9 million weighted-average shares outstanding compared with a
    non-GAAP net loss per share of $1.05 based on 32.2 million
    weighted-average shares in the prior year.
    --  Balance Sheet: As of December 31, 2015, Workiva had cash, cash
    equivalents and marketable securities totaling $76.2 million, compared
    with $81.8 million as of September 30, 2015. Debt, including capital
    lease and financing obligations, totaled $23.0 million as of December
    31, 2015.
    --  Cash Flow: Net cash used in operating activities was $21.6 million in
    2015, compared to cash used in operating activities of $3.5 million in
    2014.
    

    Operating Metrics

    --  Customers: Workiva had 2,524 customers as of December 31, 2015, a net
    increase of 263 customers from December 31, 2014.
    --  Revenue Retention Rate: As of December 31, 2015, Workiva's revenue
    retention rate (excluding add-on revenue) was 95.8%, and the revenue
    retention rate including add-on revenue was 112.5%. Add-on revenue
    includes the change in both seats purchased and seat pricing for
    existing customers.
    

    Financial Outlook

    As of March 1, 2016, Workiva is providing guidance for its first quarter 2016 and full year 2016 as follows:

    First Quarter 2016 Guidance:

    --  Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $42.3 million to $42.8
    million.
    --  Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $10.4
    million to $10.9 million.
    --  GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $13.9
    million to $14.4 million.
    --  Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the
    range of $0.26 to $0.28.
    --  GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range
    of $0.35 to $0.37.
    --  Net loss per basic and diluted share is based on 40.5 million
    weighted-average shares outstanding.
    

    Full Year 2016 Guidance:

    --  Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $177.0 million to $180.0
    million.
    --  Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $46.0
    million to $49.0 million.
    --  GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $60.8
    million to $63.8 million.
    --  Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the
    range of $1.16 to $1.23.
    --  GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range
    of $1.52 to $1.59.
    --  Net loss per basic and diluted share is based on 41.0 million
    weighted-average shares outstanding.
    

    Quarterly Conference Call
    Workiva will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET to review the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015, in addition to discussing the Company's outlook for the first quarter and full year 2016. To access this call, dial 877-201-0168 (domestic) or 647-788-4901 (international). The conference ID is 25297720. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible in the "Investor Relations" section of Workiva's website at www.workiva.com. A replay of this conference call can also be accessed through March 8, 2016 at 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international). The replay pass code is 25297720. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available an hour after the completion of the call in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at www.workiva.com.

    About Workiva
    Workiva created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the Fortune 500, use Wdesk. The platform's proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,100 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit workiva.com.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    The non-GAAP adjustments referenced herein relate to the exclusion of stock-based compensation. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP historical financial measures has been provided in Table I at the end of this press release. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP guidance has been provided in Table II at the end of this press release.

    Workiva believes that the use of non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share is helpful to its investors. These measures, which are referred to as non-GAAP financial measures, are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Non-GAAP gross profit is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense attributable to cost of revenues from gross profit. Non-GAAP gross margin is the ratio calculated by dividing non-GAAP gross profit by revenues. Non-GAAP loss from operations is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense from loss from operations. Non-GAAP net loss is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, from net loss. Non-GAAP net loss per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net loss by the weighted-average shares outstanding as presented in the calculation of GAAP net loss per share. Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a company's non-cash expenses, Workiva believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation expense allows for more meaningful comparisons between its operating results from period to period. Workiva's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as tools for financial and operational decision making and for evaluating Workiva's own operating results over different periods of time.

    Non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in Workiva's industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on Workiva's reported financial results. Further, stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in Workiva's business and an important part of the compensation provided to its employees. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included below, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Workiva's business.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In particular, statements about the Company's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or future performance contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "outlook," "guidance" or the negative of those terms or other comparable terminology.

    Please see the Company's documents filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual reports filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and any amendments thereto for a discussion of certain important risk factors that relate to forward-looking statements contained in this report. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These and other important factors may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Investor Contact: Media Contact: Adam Rogers Kevin McCarthy Workiva Inc. Workiva Inc. investor@workiva.com press@workiva.com (515) 663-4493 (515) 663-4471

    WORKIVA INC. UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except share and per share amounts) Three months ended Year ended December 31, December 31, ------------ 2015 2014 2015 2014 ---- ---- ---- ---- Revenue Subscription and support $32,102 $25,011 $116,288 $91,317 Professional services 7,780 5,118 28,984 21,377 ----- ----- Total revenue 39,882 30,129 145,272 112,694 ------ ------ ------- ------- Cost of revenue Subscription and support (1) 5,791 6,097 22,559 21,182 Professional services (1) 5,222 3,864 17,645 12,696 Total cost of revenue 11,013 9,961 40,204 33,878 ------ ----- ------ ------ Gross profit 28,869 20,168 105,068 78,816 ------ ------ ------- ------ Operating expenses Research and development (1) 13,496 11,911 50,466 44,145 Sales and marketing (1) 18,632 14,063 69,569 53,498 General and administrative (1) 8,538 5,797 28,716 19,783 Total operating expenses 40,666 31,771 148,751 117,426 ------ ------ ------- ------- Loss from operations (11,797) (11,603) (43,683) (38,610) Interest expense (508) (763) (2,025) (2,044) Other income and (expense), net 2,014 (259) 2,302 (468) Loss before provision for income taxes (10,291) (12,625) (43,406) (41,122) Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2 32 (7) 32 --- --- --- --- Net loss $(10,293) $(12,657) $(43,399) $(41,154) ======== ======== ======== ======== Net loss per common share: Basic and diluted $(0.26) $(0.38) $(1.09) $(1.28) Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted 40,204,367 33,117,423 39,852,624 32,156,060

    (1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

    Three months ended December 31, Year ended December 31, ------------------- ----------------------- 2015 2014 2015 2014 ---- ---- ---- ---- Cost of revenue Subscription and support $88 $99 $363 $502 Professional services 98 73 349 337 Operating expenses Research and development 635 314 1,924 1,757 Sales and marketing 484 352 1,727 1,241 General and administrative 1,819 1,008 6,637 3,548

    WORKIVA INC. UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) As of December 31, ------------------ 2015 2014 ---- ---- Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $58,750 $101,131 Marketable securities 17,420 - Accounts receivable, net 15,647 11,120 Deferred commissions 1,368 852 Other receivables 818 295 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,875 3,143 ----- ----- Total current assets 97,878 116,541 Restricted cash - 401 Property and equipment, net 44,410 46,265 Intangible assets, net 896 549 Other assets 711 795 --- Total assets $143,895 $164,551 ======== ======== Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable $5,138 $3,011 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 20,394 16,765 Deferred revenue 55,741 42,605 Deferred government grant obligation 985 2,324 Current portion of capital lease and financing obligations 1,808 1,941 Current portion of long- term debt 18 84 Total current liabilities 84,084 66,730 ------ ------ Deferred revenue 7,597 13,671 Deferred government grant obligation 1,996 3,424 Other long- term liabilities 3,343 2,069 Capital lease and financing obligations 21,083 22,747 Long-term debt 73 91 Total liabilities 118,176 108,732 Stockholders' equity Common stock 41 39 Additional paid-in- capital 202,371 189,168 Accumulated deficit (176,934) (133,535) Accumulated other comprehensive income 241 147 --- --- Total stockholders' equity 25,719 55,819 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $143,895 $164,551 ======== ========

    WORKIVA INC. UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) Three months ended Year ended December 31, December 31, ------------ 2015 2014 2015 2014 ---- ---- ---- ---- Cash flows from operating activities Net loss $(10,293) $(12,657) $(43,399) $(41,154) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities Depreciation and amortization 1,056 1,125 4,410 3,877 Stock-based compensation expense 3,124 1,846 11,000 7,385 Provision for (recovery of) doubtful accounts 101 (5) 449 123 Accretion of discount on convertible note - 133 - 266 Paid-in-kind interest on convertible note - 76 - 134 Change in fair value of derivative liability - 145 - 193 Loss on early extinguishment of convertible note - 111 - 111 Realized (gain) loss on sale of available-for-sale securities (6) - (13) 136 Amortization (accretion) of premiums and discounts on marketable securities, net 45 - 77 - Recognition of deferred government grant obligation (1,875) (48) (2,383) (99) Deferred income tax (76) - (76) - Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (3,632) 18 (5,080) 2,602 Deferred commissions (416) (142) (520) (553) Other receivables 133 (85) (523) 155 Prepaid expenses and other (595) (1,309) (734) (2,251) Other assets (85) 113 81 (52) Accounts payable 55 (1,901) 2,331 (1,530) Deferred revenue 3,769 4,444 7,297 19,961 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 3,658 3,529 5,390 7,137 Change in restricted cash - - 101 54 --- --- --- --- Net cash used in operating activities (5,037) (4,607) (21,592) (3,505) ------ ------ ------- ------ Cash flows from investing activities Purchase of property and equipment (184) (522) (1,843) (8,566) Purchase of marketable securities (8,377) - (24,069) - Sale of marketable securities 3,509 - 6,521 4,864 Purchase of intangible assets (42) (157) (386) (394) Net cash used in investing activities (5,094) (679) (19,777) (4,096) ------ ---- ------- ------ Cash flows from financing activities Payment of equity issuance costs - - (1,346) - Proceeds from public offering, net of underwriters' discount and offering costs - 91,826 - 91,769 Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes - - - 5,000 Proceeds from option exercises 749 217 2,244 580 Changes in restricted cash - 25 300 (275) Repayment of other long-term debt - (2,167) (84) (2,365) Principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations (599) (557) (2,282) (1,338) Distributions to members (346) (228) (381) (279) Proceeds from borrowings on line of credit - - - 3,020 Proceeds from government grants - - 548 2,194 Payments of issuance costs on line of credit - (14) - (113) Repayment of line of credit - (3,000) - (5,038) Repayment of government grant (101) - (101) - ---- ---- Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (297) 86,102 (1,102) 93,155 ---- ------ ------ ------ Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash 84 40 90 62 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (10,344) 80,856 (42,381) 85,616 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 69,094 20,275 101,131 15,515 ------ Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $58,750 $101,131 $58,750 $101,131 ======= ======== ======= ========

    TABLE I WORKIVA INC. RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION (in thousands, except share and per share data) Three months ended Year ended December 31, December 31, ------------ 2015 2014 2015 2014 ---- ---- ---- ---- Gross profit, subscription and support $26,311 $18,914 $93,729 $70,135 Add back: Stock- based compensation 88 99 363 502 Gross profit, subscription and support, non-GAAP $26,399 $19,013 $94,092 $70,637 ======= ======= ======= ======= As a percentage of subscription and support revenue 82.2% 76.0% 80.9% 77.4% Gross profit, professional services $2,558 $1,254 $11,339 $8,681 Add back: Stock- based compensation 98 73 349 337 Gross profit, professional services, non-GAAP $2,656 $1,327 $11,688 $9,018 ====== ====== ======= ====== As a percentage of professional services revenue 34.1% 25.9% 40.3% 42.2% Gross profit, as reported $28,869 $20,168 $105,068 $78,816 Add back: Stock- based compensation 186 172 712 839 Gross profit, non- GAAP $29,055 $20,340 $105,780 $79,655 ======= ======= ======== ======= As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP 72.9% 67.5% 72.8% 70.7% Research and development, as reported $13,496 $11,911 $50,466 $44,145 Less: Stock-based compensation 635 314 1,924 1,757 Research and development, non- GAAP $12,861 $11,597 $48,542 $42,388 ======= ======= ======= ======= As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP 32.2% 38.5% 33.4% 37.6% Sales and marketing, as reported $18,632 $14,063 $69,569 $53,498 Less: Stock-based compensation 484 352 1,727 1,241 Sales and marketing, non-GAAP $18,148 $13,711 $67,842 $52,257 ======= ======= ======= ======= As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP 45.5% 45.5% 46.7% 46.4% General and administrative, as reported $8,538 $5,797 $28,716 $19,783 Less: Stock-based compensation 1,819 1,008 6,637 3,548 General and administrative, non- GAAP $6,719 $4,789 $22,079 $16,235 ====== ====== ======= ======= As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP 16.8% 15.9% 15.2% 14.4% Loss from operations $(11,797) $(11,603) $(43,683) $(38,610) Add back: Stock- based compensation 3,124 1,846 11,000 7,385 Loss from operations, non-GAAP $(8,673) $(9,757) $(32,683) $(31,225) ======= ======= ======== ======== As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP (21.7)% (32.4)% (22.5)% (27.7)% Net loss $(10,293) $(12,657) $(43,399) $(41,154) Add back: Stock- based compensation 3,124 1,846 11,000 7,385 Net loss, non-GAAP $(7,169) $(10,811) $(32,399) $(33,769) ======= ======== ======== ======== As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP (18.0)% (35.9)% (22.3)% (30.0)% Net loss per share, non-GAAP: Basic and diluted, non-GAAP $(0.18) $(0.33) $(0.81) $(1.05) Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted, non- GAAP 40,204,367 33,117,423 39,852,624 32,156,060

    TABLE II WORKIVA INC. RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GUIDANCE (in thousands, except share and per share data) Three months ending Year ending December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 -------------- Loss from operations, GAAP range $(13,900) - $(14,400) $(60,800) - $(63,800) Add back: Stock- based compensation 3,500 3,500 14,800 14,800 Loss from operations, non-GAAP range $(10,400) - $(10,900) $(46,000) - $(49,000) ======== ======== ======== ======== Net loss per share, GAAP range $(0.35) - $(0.37) $(1.52) - $(1.59) Add back: Stock- based compensation 0.09 0.09 0.36 0.36 Net loss per share, non-GAAP range $(0.26) - $(0.28) $(1.16) - $(1.23) ====== ====== ====== ====== Weighted average common shares outstanding -basic and diluted 40,500,000 40,500,000 41,000,000 41,000,000

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    Think Before You Click: Does Shopping Behavior Impact Sustainability?Study shows that shopping at a mall can be seven percent more sustainable than online shopping

    NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Property Group released a white paper today that contains the results of a study of the environmental impacts of online versus physical shopping behaviors. The study, conducted by Deloitte Consulting, shows that shopping at a mall has a seven percent smaller environmental impact than online shopping. The white paper - Does Shopping Behavior Impact Sustainability? - uses shopping data that represents customer behaviors for mall and online shopping and concludes that brick-and-mortar shopping represents a better sustainability performance over online shopping.

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    To understand the environmental impacts, the study created a "cradle-to-grave" Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) that examines the environmental impacts of all material, energy and fuels attributable to a product in its lifecycle. The LCA also assumes the consumer purchased the same basket of goods online as they would in a brick-and-mortar location.

    "The difference in the environmental impact of shopping at physical stores versus online rests on a number of factors," said Jason Mathers, Senior Manager - Supply Chain Logistics, EDF. "As this paper makes clear, consumer choice about the number of items purchased, the likelihood of returns and the ability to combine trips can help make shopping in-person the lower impact choice. We welcome this contribution from Simon on the ongoing discussion about how to improve the sustainability of all of our shopping choices."

    Additional findings from the research show that:

    --  Traveling to the mall in groups lowers the environmental impact per
    product bought. The average mall shopping group size is 2.2, and when
    people travel together and buy more products per trip, the average fuel
    burned to buy each product is lower.
    --  Shopping online leads to more returned products which considerably
    increases the environmental impact. The data shows that 33 percent of
    online purchases are returned versus seven percent in the case of
    brick-and-mortar.
    --  Packaging for online orders (corrugated boxes, bubble wraps, etc.) have
    a larger overall environmental impact compared with the impact of a
    plastic/paper bag consumers bring home from the mall.
    

    "Sustainability is an important consideration for our employees, customers and other key stakeholders," said Mona Benisi, Senior Director of Sustainability at Simon Property Group. "Understanding sustainability impacts help us to formulate strategies to best serve our mall guests and retailers within our properties. In an age when consumers are increasingly demanding same day or fast delivery, which requires more resources and fuel to fulfill, the negative impact of online shopping is likely to worsen. This study underscores how the choices consumers make when shopping impact the environmental footprint and may influence future behaviors."

    To read the white paper click here

    About Simon
    Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company . Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

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    Systemax Inc. To Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results On March 8, 2016

    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Systemax Inc. today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015 on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 after U.S. market hours.

    Management will provide pre- recorded remarks on the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2015 results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on that day. To access the remarks please dial (412) 717-9224 ten minutes prior to the start time. The pre-recorded remarks will also be available via webcast on the Company's website at www.systemax.com in the investor relations section.

    If you cannot listen to the call at its scheduled time, the webcast will be archived on www.systemax.com for approximately 90 days.

    About Systemax Inc.
    Systemax Inc. (www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 company, sells industrial and technology products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, and relationship marketers in North America and Europe. The primary brands are Global Industrial, C&H, MISCO and Inmac Wstore.

    Investor/Media Contacts:
    Mike Smargiassi / Nancy Zakhary
    Brainerd Communicators, Inc.
    212-986-6667
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    Hortonworks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Accelerate Apache Spark

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc.( ®) [http://www.hortonworks.com/] and Hewlett Packard Labs, the central research organization of Hewlett Packard Enterprise [http://www.hpe.com/] , today announced a new collaboration to enhance Apache Spark, one of the most active Apache big data projects. The collaboration will center around an entirely new class of analytic workloads that benefit from large pools of shared memory.

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    Early results of the collaboration include the following:

    --  Enhanced shuffle engine technologies: Faster sorting and in-memory
    computations, which has the potential to dramatically improve Spark
    performance.
    --  Better memory utilization: Improved performance and usage for broader
    scalability, which will help enable new large-scale use cases.
    

    "This collaboration indicates our mutual support of and commitment to the growing Spark community and its solutions," said Scott Gnau, chief technology officer, Hortonworks. "We will continue to focus on the integration of Spark into broad data architectures supported by Apache YARN as well as enhancements for performance and functionality and better access points for applications like Apache Zeppelin."

    "We're hoping to enable the Spark community to derive insight more rapidly from much larger data sets without having to change a single line of code," said Martin Fink, EVP and CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hortonworks Board Member. "We're very pleased to be able to work with Hortonworks to broaden the range of challenges that Spark can address."

    Hortonworks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise plan to contribute the new technologies to the Apache Spark community.

    About Hortonworks
    Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi and Spark. Along with its 1,600+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

    Hortonworks, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com [http://www.hortonworks.com/]. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

    Hortonworks Contact
    Michelle Lazzar
    (408) 828-9681
    comms@hortonworks.com [mailto:comms@hortonworks.com]

    HPE Contact
    Simon Bowers
    (650) 857-3518
    corpmediarelations@hpe.com [mailto:corpmediarelations@hpe.com]

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    Hortonworks Delivers Open and Connected Data Platforms to Power All Data for the Enterprise

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc. [http://www.hortonworks.com/]( ®) , a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced a comprehensive strategy with new product advancements across its Connected Data Platforms, including Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP(TM)) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF(TM)). Hortonworks customers benefit from an open approach to securely manage data-in-motion and data-at-rest to unlock the transformational power of all data. Today's announcements encompass a new distribution approach for Apache(TM) Hadoop(®) with the latest release of HDP 2.4, which includes the latest generation of Apache Spark 1.6, as well as the announcement of HDF 1.2. In addition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hortonworks announced [http://hortonworks.com/press-releases/hortonworks-hpe-accelerate-spark/] a joint collaboration to optimize enterprise Spark performance.

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    Hortonworks Data Platform 2.4 - A New Distribution Strategy
    Hortonworks is committed to delivering rapid innovations from the Apache Hadoop community to its customers, while also ensuring a reliable, secure, enterprise-ready data-at-rest platform. HDP allows customers to accumulate, analyze and act on information derived from data. Beginning with today's release and moving forward, Hortonworks' distribution strategy for HDP will consist of two different release cadences:

    --  Core Apache Hadoop components (HDFS, MapReduce and YARN) and Apache
    Zookeeper will be updated annually and aligned with the ODPi consortium.
    --  Extended Services (including Spark, Hive, HBase, Ambari and more), which
    run on top of the Core, will be logically grouped together and released
    continually throughout the year to match the pace of innovation
    occurring within each project team in the community.
    

    As part of this rapid distribution model, Hortonworks today announced the general availability of Apache Spark 1.6, Apache Ambari 2.2 and SmartSense(TM) 1.2 in HDP 2.4 [http://hortonworks.com/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-hortonworks-data-platform-2-4/], which is available immediately.

    "This is a defining moment for how we deliver advancements to our customers," said Tim Hall, vice president of product management at Hortonworks. "We can give customers all the latest innovations in the moment without sacrificing a stable and reliable core. This will change the way people consume Hadoop."

    Hortonworks DataFlow 1.2 and New Streaming Analytics
    HDF is a data-in-motion platform for real-time streaming of data and is a cornerstone technology for the Internet of Anything to ingest data from any source to any destination. HDF 1.2 now integrates streaming analytics engines Apache Kafka and Apache Storm for delivering actionable intelligence. HDF 1.2 [http://hortonworks.com/press-releases/hdf-1-2/] will be available in Q1 of 2016.

    About Hortonworks [http://hortonworks.com/about-us/press-releases/]
    Hortonworks, HDP, HDF and SmartSense are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com [http://www.hortonworks.com/].

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    Hortonworks DataFlow Accelerates the Value of Data-in-Motion with Streaming Analytics

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc.( (R)) , a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced new streaming analytics capabilities in Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF(TM)) version 1.2, starting with support for Apache Kafka and Apache Storm. HDF powered by Apache NiFi is an integrated platform to collect, conduct and curate real-time data, moving it from any source to any destination. With expanded streaming analytics capabilities in HDF, customers can accelerate the value of big data initiatives by transforming development time from months to minutes.

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    Rapid Growth of Apache NiFi
    Apache NiFi supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation and system mediation logic. This makes it simple to use the technology, and users can easily build their own dataflows. Today, there are over 130 processors including Kafka, Couchbase, Microsoft Azure Event Hub and Splunk processors, which enable an easy point and click user experience for any and all data.

    Integrated Security
    Complementing the inherently highly secure data collection and dataflow management of Apache NiFi, HDF 1.2 supports integration with Kerberos for centralized authentication management across applications.

    New Partnership
    StreamAnalytix(TM), an Impetus Technologies, Inc. product, delivers a visual interface for analytics workflows, making it extremely easy to build analytics applications quickly using built-in operators. StreamAnalytix focuses on making complex event processing solutions like Storm and Spark more efficient with less coding. Together, HDF and StreamAnalytix accelerate business value from big data by eliminating complex and time-consuming manual processes and coding.

    "True business value is created by the accelerated ROI that is made possible through drag and drop transformations and control of real-time analytics and secure, reliable delivery of data-in-motion," said Larry Pearson, vice president of marketing and alliances at Impetus Technologies. "Through this partnership, our joint enterprise customers are able to quickly harness the true power of open source streaming analytics solutions through the combined capabilities of Hortonworks DataFlow and StreamAnalytix."

    HDF 1.2 will be available to customers in Q1 of 2016.

    About Hortonworks
    Hortonworks, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Hortonworks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Accelerate Apache Spark

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc.( (R)) and Hewlett Packard Labs, the central research organization of Hewlett Packard Enterprise , today announced a new collaboration to enhance Apache Spark, one of the most active Apache big data projects. The collaboration will center around an entirely new class of analytic workloads that benefit from large pools of shared memory.

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    Early results of the collaboration include the following:

    --  Enhanced shuffle engine technologies: Faster sorting and in-memory
    computations, which has the potential to dramatically improve Spark
    performance.
    --  Better memory utilization: Improved performance and usage for broader
    scalability, which will help enable new large-scale use cases.
    

    "This collaboration indicates our mutual support of and commitment to the growing Spark community and its solutions," said Scott Gnau, chief technology officer, Hortonworks. "We will continue to focus on the integration of Spark into broad data architectures supported by Apache YARN as well as enhancements for performance and functionality and better access points for applications like Apache Zeppelin."

    "We're hoping to enable the Spark community to derive insight more rapidly from much larger data sets without having to change a single line of code," said Martin Fink, EVP and CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hortonworks Board Member. "We're very pleased to be able to work with Hortonworks to broaden the range of challenges that Spark can address."

    Hortonworks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise plan to contribute the new technologies to the Apache Spark community.

    About Hortonworks
    Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi and Spark. Along with its 1,600+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.

    Hortonworks, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

    Hortonworks Contact
    Michelle Lazzar
    (408) 828-9681
    comms@hortonworks.com

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    Simon Bowers
    (650) 857-3518
    corpmediarelations@hpe.com

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    Captain Emiel de Vries Discusses Sea Trials in Holland America Line's Sixth 'Countdown to Koningsdam' Video

    Ship's inaugural master shares a look at Koningsdam sailing and at the bridge

    SEATTLE, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line has debuted the sixth "Countdown to Koningsdam" video, which takes viewers to the shipyard and shows aerials of the ship's recent sea trials. The short videos in the series were created to provide updates and share the excitement as ms Koningsdam nears delivery in April 2016.

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    Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam's cruise director, the video, "Countdown to Koningsdam: Episode 6," features Captain Emiel de Vries, inaugural master of the ship, talking about sea trials and his future "office" -- the bridge.

    "The ship's sea trials were a huge milestone in construction, and we're excited to share video footage of the beautiful Koningsdam sailing," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's president. "Watching the ship move so gracefully across the water really brings Koningsdam to life. The delivery is not far away now, and we're looking forward to officially welcoming Koningsdam to the fleet."

    In the video, viewers set sail with Koningsdam as it takes to the open ocean for the first time. The two sets of sea trials occurred in January off the coast of Italy with Captain de Vries participating and observing as the ship made its way from Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard to dry dock at Trieste. The ship then returned to Marghera where finishing touches will be completed before its April delivery.

    Captain de Vries also provides a glimpse of the bridge, which is still under construction, sharing that it has "the latest and the greatest" technology.

    "It was a thrill to take the ship to sea and give her a test run," added de Vries. "The maneuvering trials were particularly exciting for me, and the ship behaved very well."

    'Countdown to Koningsdam' Videos Offer Insights
    Each "Countdown to Koningsdam" video features one of the ship's officers or a Holland America Line executive who shares ongoing developments on board the line's newest vessel, currently being built at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Italy.

    "Countdown to Koningsdam: Episode 1" featured Hotel Director Stan Kuppens, who showed off the progress of the ship's atrium and spoke about his move to the yard and what's coming next for his team. "Episode 2" featured Vice President Deployment and Tour Marketing Linda Springmann detailing the ship's inaugural sailing seasons in the Mediterranean, northern Europe and Caribbean.

    "Episode 3" focused on the ship's main theater and World Stage and featured Holland America Line's Director of Entertainment Bill Prince. The focus of "Episode 4," featuring Deputy Director of Interior Operations My Nguyen, was on the ship's staterooms and suites. "Episode 5" featured Holland America Line's Senior Vice President of Guest Experience Product Development Michael Smith, who took guests inside The Dining Room, the ship's primary dining venue.

    Future videos include Kuppens discussing crew arrivals and Prince showcasing the new Music Walk entertainment area.

    About ms Koningsdam
    Koningsdam represents a new Pinnacle Class of ship for Holland America Line. The vessel will debut several innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues while still featuring popular amenities guests associate with Holland America Line.

    Guests will enjoy fine dining in several alternative restaurants including Sel de Mer, a new French seafood brasserie; a new immersive farm-to-table concept dinner experience in the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine; a redesigned Lido Market with themed serving stations; a stunning main dining room; and favorites such as Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto Italian restaurant and pan-Asian Tamarind. The ship also will feature Holland America Line's first purpose-built staterooms for families and single staterooms among its 1,331 guest accommodations.

    Onboard entertainment will be taken to a new level, with the energetic Music Walk area featuring all genres of music showcased in venues including Lincoln Center Stage, offering chamber music nightly; Billboard Onboard, where live musicians rock the crowd with chart-topping hits; and the popular B.B. King's Blues Club in the Queen's Lounge, bringing the best of Memphis music to sea. With the 270-degree LED projection at World Stage, new concepts for show-time performances will immerse the audience in panoramic visual and sound effects.

    For more information about Holland America Line and Koningsdam, consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.

    Editor's note: Video Six can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1lZIefv. All videos as they are released are available at cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/qyvq3wud.

    Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog. Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the home page at hollandamerica.com.

    About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc ]
    Holland America Line's fleet of 13 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 115-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven continents with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line currently has a new 2,650-guest ship, ms Koningsdam, on order for delivery in April 2016, as well as a second Pinnacle Class ship due for delivery in November 2018.

    The company recently announced $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position at the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge on board at the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine; Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times; and Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our guests.

    CONTACT: Sally Andrews PHONE: 800-637-5029 EMAIL: pr@hollandamerica.com

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    CPSI Announces New EHR Financing Model For Hospitals And Skilled Nursing FacilitiesThrough financial management services, the nTrust program eliminates up-front EHR costs.

    LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly-expanded CPSI has introduced nTrust, a program that makes it possible for community hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to improve financial operations while simultaneously moving into an advanced Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution with no up-front costs. The program was revealed at the HIMSS annual meeting.

    Boyd Douglas, CPSI President and CEO, said, "There are many providers who are unhappy with their EHR, but they don't have the financial capability to make a switch. With nTrust, we help providers in acute and post-acute settings improve business operations via our TruBridge management services, while at the same time funding the purchase of their EHR with no advance payment required."

    Douglas described how new service works: Hospitals and senior care facilities outsource revenue cycle management operations to TruBridge business services, which has been strengthened by the recent addition of advanced revenue cycle management tools from Rycan Technologies. As a result of this business relationship, proceeds are allocated to finance the purchase and ongoing support of either Evident's EHR solution for acute care providers or American HealthTech's EHR for post-acute care facilities.

    Douglas said, "The beauty of nTrust is that it gives customers a pathway to a better-performing EHR without up-front costs, with a partner that is taking a stake in their success. We're saying we will help you achieve the improved cash flow and increased financial efficiency in your operations that will help pay for an EHR that fits your needs for the complex and shifting healthcare environment in which we all live."

    Douglas said, "We are actually making a financial investment in the ongoing success of our clients who choose to take advantage of this program. That is the definition of a partnership."

    Early reviews on the nTrust approach are positive. John Hodnett, DNP, RN, Director of Clinical Systems at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork, MS, said, "We have embarked on a relationship with CPSI that began with TruBridge services to improve our business operations. To further enhance our ability to effectively serve our patients and our community, the Thrive EHR from Evident was implemented simultaneously. This business venture was without a big up-front expense."

    Hodnett said, "The partnership aspect of the nTrust approach is invaluable to us and made the goal of implementing a new electronic health record financially obtainable."

    Douglas pointed out that the nTrust program was specifically designed to be of value to rural and community hospitals and senior care facilities.

    "We understand how today's complexities associated with revenue cycle management has put increasing pressure on community healthcare providers who are already financially stressed. TruBridge brings proven operational expertise and industry leading tools to bear to greatly enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of managing the revenue cycle process," Douglas said.

    "We have a proven track record of success in improving claims acceptance rates, accelerating payments from third party payers and increasing private pay collections. Just as importantly, we understand the importance of maintaining employment in the local community. That's why our approach often involves hiring local provider employees to continue their roles under the TruBridge program," he said.

    Douglas said the increased cash flow resulting from the implementation of TruBridge revenue cycle management has proven successful to the degree that many healthcare providers experience significant increases in cash on hand in addition to funding the EHR investment.

    Douglas said, "This exciting nTrust announcement is the first of many product and service offerings that are emerging from the recent blending of the Evident, TruBridge, Healthland, American HealthTech and Rycan businesses. We remain very excited about the impact this group of businesses will have on the delivery and management of healthcare to communities across the country."

    He asked providers to look for more developments as the company continues to integrate products and services into new and complementary offerings across the continuum of care to help community hospitals and post-acute facilities succeed and thrive.

    About CPSI

    CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions and services for community hospitals and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of five companies - Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc., American HealthTech, Inc., and Rycan Technologies, Inc. Our combined companies are focused on helping improve the health of the communities we serve, connecting communities for a better patient care experience, and improving the financial operations of our customers. Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions and services for community hospitals. TruBridge focuses exclusively on providing business, consulting, and managed IT services to community healthcare organizations, regardless of their IT vendor. Healthland provides integrated technology solutions and services to small rural and critical access hospitals. American HealthTech is one of the nation's largest providers of financial and clinical technology solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. Rycan provides revenue cycle management workflow and automation software to hospitals, healthcare systems, and skilled nursing organizations. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com, www.evident.com, www.trubridge.com, www.healthland.com, www.healthtech.net, or www.rycan.com.

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    CPSI

    CONTACT: Boyd Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer, (251)
    639-8100

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




    Hortonworks DataFlow Accelerates the Value of Data-in-Motion with Streaming Analytics

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks, Inc.( ®) [http://www.hortonworks.com/] , a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced new streaming analytics capabilities in Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF(TM)) version 1.2, starting with support for Apache Kafka and Apache Storm. HDF powered by Apache NiFi is an integrated platform to collect, conduct and curate real-time data, moving it from any source to any destination. With expanded streaming analytics capabilities in HDF, customers can accelerate the value of big data initiatives by transforming development time from months to minutes.

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    Rapid Growth of Apache NiFi
    Apache NiFi supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation and system mediation logic. This makes it simple to use the technology, and users can easily build their own dataflows. Today, there are over 130 processors including Kafka, Couchbase, Microsoft Azure Event Hub and Splunk processors, which enable an easy point and click user experience for any and all data.

    Integrated Security
    Complementing the inherently highly secure data collection and dataflow management of Apache NiFi, HDF 1.2 supports integration with Kerberos for centralized authentication management across applications.

    New Partnership
    StreamAnalytix(TM) [http://www.streamanalytix.com/], an Impetus Technologies [http://www.impetus.com/], Inc. product, delivers a visual interface for analytics workflows, making it extremely easy to build analytics applications quickly using built-in operators. StreamAnalytix focuses on making complex event processing solutions like Storm and Spark more efficient with less coding. Together, HDF and StreamAnalytix accelerate business value from big data by eliminating complex and time-consuming manual processes and coding.

    "True business value is created by the accelerated ROI that is made possible through drag and drop transformations and control of real-time analytics and secure, reliable delivery of data-in-motion," said Larry Pearson, vice president of marketing and alliances at Impetus Technologies. "Through this partnership, our joint enterprise customers are able to quickly harness the true power of open source streaming analytics solutions through the combined capabilities of Hortonworks DataFlow and StreamAnalytix."

    HDF 1.2 [http://hortonworks.com/hdf/] will be available to customers in Q1 of 2016.

    About Hortonworks [http://hortonworks.com/about-us/press-releases/]
    Hortonworks, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com [http://www.hortonworks.com/]. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Media contact:
    Michelle Lazzar
    (408) 828-9681
    comms@hortonworks.com [mailto:comms@hortonworks.com]



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    TAT Technologies' Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, Limco Airepair, Inc. has Signed a Supply Agreement of Fuel-Oil Heat Exchangers with the Boeing Company

    GEDERA, Israel, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

    TAT Technologies Ltd. ("TAT"), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Limco Airepair, Inc. ("Limco") announced that it has signed an agreement with The Boeing Company to supply Fuel-Oil Heat Exchangers for the 737, 737 Max, 767, 777, 777X and KC-46A platforms. The agreement will strengthen TAT's position as a leading heat transfer provider.

    Mr. Itsik Maaravi, TAT Technologies Ltd. President and CEO said "We are pleased to support The Boeing Company as a tier 1 supplier of these products and look forward to a long continued relationship."

    About TAT Technologies LTD

    TAT Technologies Ltd. is a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries. TAT operates under Four segments: (i) Original Equipment Manufacturing or "OEM" of Heat Management Solutions (ii) Heat Transfer Services and Products (iii) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul or "MRO" services of Aviation Components and (iv) overhaul and coating of certain jet engine components.

    TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Heat Management Solutions primarily include the design, development, manufacture and sale of (i) a broad range of heat transfer components (such as heat exchangers, pre-coolers and oil/fuel hydraulic coolers) used in mechanical and electronic systems on-board commercial, military and business aircraft; (ii) environmental control and cooling systems on board aircraft and for ground applications; and (iii) a variety of other electronic and mechanical aircraft accessories and systems such as pumps, valves, power systems and turbines.

    TAT's activities in the area of Heat Transfer Services and Products include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of heat transfer equipment and in a lesser extent, the manufacturing of certain heat transfer products. TAT's Limco subsidiary operates FAA certified repair station, which provides heat transfer MRO services and products for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centres and the military.

    TAT's activities in the area of MRO services for Aviation Components include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of APUs, Landing Gear and other aircraft components. TAT's Piedmont subsidiary operates an FAA certified repair station, which provides aircraft component MRO services for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.

    TAT's activities in the area of jet engine overhaul includes the overhaul and coating of jet engine components, including turbine vanes and blades, fan blades, variable inlet guide vanes, afterburner flaps and other components.

    Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements which include, without limitation, statements regarding possible or assumed future operation results. These statements are hereby identified as "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Actual results and performance can also be influenced by other risks that we face in running our operations including, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the airline industry, changes in demand for our services and products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders, the price and continuity of supply of component parts used in our operations, the change of control that will occur on the sale by the receiver of the Company's shares held by our previously controlling stockholders, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission, including, its annual report on form 20-F and its periodic reports on form 6-K. These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.

    For more information of TAT Technologies, please visit our web-site: http://www.tat-technologies.com Guy Nathanzon - CFO TAT Technologies Ltd. Tel: +972-8-862-8500 GuyN@tat-technologies.com

    TAT Technologies Ltd



    Cenveo Announces Five-Year Partnership with National Register Publishing

    STAMFORD, Conn., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenveo, Inc. today announced the beginning of a five-year engagement with National Register Publishing, a leading publisher of data products. Using Cenveo's digital content solutions, print and fulfillment capabilities, this engagement will enable National Register Publishing to offer a flexible portfolio of new print and digital information products to its customers. Cenveo will use Kadena(TM), an innovative content supply chain management platform, to provide advanced data collection and enriched infrastructure to ensure National Register Publishing delivers the best data products in the market as well as substantial added value to both its readers and advertisers.

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    Mike Burton, Cenveo's Chief Operating Officer, stated:

    "Cenveo is excited to provide an end-to-end solution to National Register Publishing, combining our unique capabilities in digital, print, fulfillment and content supply chain management in a single solution. This relationship is a great example of how Kadena(TM) enables us to give clients integrated, transformative solutions that span the complete content lifecycle."

    National Register Publishing President, Brett Grayson, stated:

    "As the publisher of The Official Catholic Directory, The Official Museum Directory, The American Art Directory, The Corporate Finance Sourcebook, and the Direct Marketing Market Place, National Register Publishing has a rich history of providing some of the highest quality information products in the market. This partnership with Cenveo will help us continue to innovate when it comes to how we create our products and the value they deliver to our customers and advertisers. As we looked for a partner that could enable and guide the kind of digital transformation we were looking for, we chose Cenveo for its unique combination of capability, experience, and the clear understanding of our business that the team demonstrated."

    Cenveo , world headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of custom labels, envelopes, commercial print, content management and publisher solutions. The company provides a one-stop offering through services ranging from design and content management to fulfillment and distribution. With a worldwide distribution platform, we pride ourselves on delivering quality solutions and service every day for our more than 100,000 customers. For more information please visit us at www.cenveo.com.

    Inquiries should be directed to Cappy Childs at (714) 222-6180.

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    Avigilon Corporation Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2015 Results

    VANCOUVER, CANADA, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon" or the "Company") , trusted provider of business intelligence and security solutions, today reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015. All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

    Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights

    --  Record revenue, Adjusted EBITDA*, Adjusted Earnings*, and diluted
    Adjusted Earnings Per Share*
    --  Revenue was $109.1 million, an increase of 37% over Q4 2014 revenue of
    $79.5 million
    --  Gross margin was 56%, down from 58% a year earlier
    --  Adjusted EBITDA was $20.8 million, a 21% increase over Q4 2014 Adjusted
    EBITDA of $17.2 million
    --  Adjusted Earnings were $12.3 million, a 3% increase over Q4 2014
    Adjusted Earnings of $11.9 million
    --  Diluted Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.28, compared with $0.25 in Q4
    2014
    

    2015 Financial Highlights

    --  Record revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Earnings, and diluted Adjusted
    Earnings Per Share
    --  Revenue was $369.4 million, an increase of 36% over 2014 revenue of
    $271.4 million
    --  Gross margin was 57%, consistent with 57% a year earlier
    --  Adjusted EBITDA was $66.3 million, a 22% increase over 2014 Adjusted
    EBITDA of $54.3 million
    --  Adjusted Earnings were $39.6 million, a 6% increase over 2014 Adjusted
    Earnings of $37.2 million
    --  Diluted Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.86, compared with $0.80 in
    2014
    

    "We're pleased to report record-setting financial results for our 2015 fourth quarter and year," said Alexander Fernandes, Avigilon's Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. "We're very proud of our financial performance, and look forward to setting new records in 2016."

    Summary of Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2015 Financial Results

    Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended ------------------ ------------------- (In thousands of Canadian dollars except margin Q4 2015 Q4 2014 % Change 2015 2014 % Change and per share amounts) --------------------- (December 31, 2015) (December 31, 2014) (December 31, 2015) (December 31, 2014) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Revenue 109,134 79,508 37% 369,411 271,411 36% Gross Profit 61,152 45,738 34% 211,978 153,708 38% Gross Margin 56% 58% NA 57% 57% NA Total Operating Expenses 49,415 33,645 47% 176,739 115,958 52% Adjusted EBITDA 20,824 17,217 21% 66,330 54,282 22% Adjusted EBITDA Margin 19% 22% NA 18% 20% NA Net Income (IFRS) 5,754 12,965 -56% 28,252 35,135 -20% Adjusted Earnings 12,290 11,897 3% 39,568 37,178 6% Basic Earnings Per Share (IFRS) 0.13 0.28 -54% 0.62 0.77 -19% Diluted Earnings Per Share (IFRS) 0.13 0.27 -52% 0.61 0.76 -20% Diluted Adjusted Earnings Per Share 0.28 0.25 12% 0.86 0.80 7% ----------------------------------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---

    Detailed Financial Review

    Avigilon reported Q4 2015 revenue of $109.1 million, an increase of 37% over revenue of $79.5 million in Q4 2014. Revenue for 2015 of $369.4 million represents an increase of 36%, or $98.0 million, compared with revenue of $271.4 million in 2014. Revenue growth for both Q4 and the full year 2015 reflects increased product sales worldwide, driven by greater customer adoption in existing markets, further penetration of new target regions and sales of new products. In 2015, revenue was strong across all regions, with year-over-year sales growth between 2% and 49% in all six of the Company's target geographic regions.

    Gross profit was $61.2 million in Q4 2015 (56% of revenue), compared with $45.7 million (58% of revenue) in Q4 2014. Gross profit was $212.0 million in 2015 (57% of revenue), compared with $153.7 million (57% of revenue) in 2014. As a percentage of revenue, gross margins in Q4 2015 decreased by 2% compared to the same period in 2014 due to costs related to our recently opened US manufacturing facility.

    Sales and marketing expenses in Q4 2015 were $25.1 million, an increase of 42% compared with $17.7 million in Q4 2014. Sales and marketing expenses in 2015 were $90.7 million, an increase of 45% compared with $62.4 million in 2014. The increase in Q4 2015 and the full year 2015 reflects investments to expand the Company's global sales and marketing team and initiatives, which management believes will drive continued revenue growth. In Q4 2015 and the full year 2015, sales and marketing expenses represented 23% and 25% of revenue respectively, compared with 22% and 23% of revenue respectively in Q4 2014 and the full year 2014.

    Research and development ("R&D") expenses, net of related income tax credits and capitalized development costs, were $5.7 million in Q4 2015, compared with $3.9 million in Q4 2014, and $13.6 million in 2015, compared with $13.9 million in 2014. Gross R&D spend was $9.7 million in Q4 2015 (9% of revenue), compared with $6.8 million in Q4 2014 (9% of revenue), an increase of 44%. Gross R&D spend was $31.5 million in 2015 (9% of revenue), compared with $24.7 million in 2014 (9% of revenue), an increase of 28%. The increase in R&D spend is consistent with the Company's ongoing plan to further enhance and expand upon its product offerings.

    General and administrative ("G&A") expenses in Q4 2015 were $13.5 million (12% of revenue), compared with $10.3 million in Q4 2014 (13% of revenue), an increase of 31%. G&A expenses in 2015 were $53.9 million (15% of revenue), compared with $33.3 million in 2014 (12% of revenue), an increase of 62%. The increase is primarily due to additional personnel and their related expenses to support business growth. The Company expects its G&A expenses to increase in the near term as it continues to invest in infrastructure to support planned growth, but believes these expenses will increase at a slower rate than revenue over time.

    Amortization and depreciation in Q4 2015 and the full year 2015 were $5.1 million and $18.5 million respectively, compared with $1.8 million and $6.4 million respectively in 2014. The increase is driven by additions of acquired intangible assets and increased capitalized development costs.

    Total operating expenses for Q4 2015 were $49.4 million, compared with $33.6 million in Q4 2014, an increase of 47%. Total operating expenses for 2015 were $176.7 million, compared with $116.0 million in 2014, an increase of 52%. The increase in operating expenses is driven by amortization of acquired intangible assets and investments to support growth.

    Adjusted EBITDA increased 21% year-over-year to $20.8 million in Q4 2015, compared with $17.2 million in Q4 2014. Adjusted EBITDA increased 22% year-over-year to $66.3 million in 2015, compared with $54.3 million in 2014. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA largely reflects the Company's increase in sales volume.

    Net income for Q4 2015 decreased 56% year-over-year to $5.7 million, compared with $13.0 million in Q4 2014. Net income for 2015 decreased 20% year-over-year to $28.3 million, compared with $35.1 million in 2014. Net income for Q4 2015 and for 2015 was impacted by: an increase in amortization and depreciation; a foreign exchange loss for Q4 2015 and a smaller foreign exchange gain for 2015 compared to the same periods in the prior year; and interest expense from long-term debt. Earnings Per Share in Q4 2015 were $0.13 (basic and diluted), compared with $0.28 (basic) and $0.27 (diluted) a year earlier. Earnings Per Share for 2015 were $0.62 (basic) and $0.61 (diluted) for 2015, compared with $0.77 (basic) and $0.76 (diluted) a year earlier.

    Adjusted Earnings for Q4 2015 increased 3% year-over-year to $12.3 million, compared with $11.9 million in Q4 2014. Diluted Adjusted Earnings Per Share were $0.28 in Q4 2015, compared with $0.25 in Q4 2014. Adjusted Earnings for 2015 increased 6% year-over-year to $39.6 million, compared with $37.2 million in 2014. Diluted Adjusted Earnings Per Share were $0.86 in 2015, compared with $0.80 in 2014.

    As at December 31, 2015, Avigilon had net working capital of $115.8 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $25.8 million. As at December 31, 2015, the Company had 43,231,653 common shares issued and outstanding. The weighted average number of common shares issued and outstanding for the 2015 year was approximately 45.4 million basic and approximately 46.2 million diluted. The Company's primary uses of cash-on-hand in 2015 were for: its acquisition of intangible assets, primarily related to US and international patents; repurchase of its common shares for cancellation under the Company's normal course issuer bid; costs related to implementing a new enterprise resource planning system; and additions to property, plant and equipment, primarily related to the purchase of an office building for our new global headquarters and completion of our US manufacturing facility.

    Financial Outlook

    Commencing with the release of our Q1 2016 financial statements, we will present our financial results in US dollars ("USD") instead of Canadian dollars. The change in presentation currency is intended to better reflect Avigilon's business activities and to improve investors' ability to compare the Company's financial results with other publicly traded industry participants. Accordingly, the following 2016 annual financial outlook is provided in USD, except for our annual run-rate revenue goal of CAD$500 million by the end of 2016.

    Avigilon plans to continue executing on its successful strategy of delivering strong annual year-over-year revenue growth while remaining profitable. The Company expects to achieve its annual run-rate revenue goal of CAD$500 million by the end of 2016.

    As of March 1, 2016, Avigilon expects the following for fiscal year 2016:

    --  Revenue between USD$335 million and USD$365 million
    --  Adjusted EBITDA margin between 15% and 20%
    --  Adjusted Earnings Per Share between USD$0.66 and USD$0.88
    --  Effective tax rate between 28% and 30%
    --  Capital expenditures between USD$30 million and USD$35 million
    

    The foregoing expectations constitute forward-looking information and are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statement set out below.

    Conference Call

    Avigilon has scheduled a conference call to discuss these results on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT). To access the live call, dial 1-888-231-8191 or 647-427-7450, or view the webcast at http://ir.avigilon.com or http://bit.ly/1QeL7Do. A replay will be available for 90 days on the Company's website, and for one week by dialing 1-855-859-2056 or 416-849-0833, reference number 34273791.

    This news release is qualified in its entirety by the Company's consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 and the associated Management's Discussion & Analysis respecting the same period, which can be downloaded from the Avigilon website at http://ir.avigilon.com or from the Company's profile on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com/.

    *Non-IFRS Measures

    Management uses certain non-International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") measures that it believes are useful to investors in evaluating the performance and results of the Company. The term "Adjusted EBITDA" refers to earnings before deducting interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, foreign exchange gain or loss, business acquisition-related costs, restructuring costs, non-recurring legal costs, non-recurring lease termination costs, and share-based payments. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure as it provides an indication of the operational results of the business prior to taking into consideration how those activities are financed and taxed and also prior to taking into consideration asset amortization, foreign exchange gain or loss, business acquisition-related costs, restructuring costs, non-recurring legal costs, non-recurring lease termination costs, and share-based payments.

    Management also believes that analyzing operating results exclusive of significant non-cash and non-recurring items provides a useful measure of the Company's performance. The term "Adjusted Earnings" and "Adjusted Earnings Per Share" refers to net earnings and earnings per share, respectively, before share-based payments, foreign exchange gain or loss, business acquisition-related costs, financing costs, restructuring costs, non-recurring legal costs, non-recurring lease termination costs, amortization of acquired intangibles and related tax effects. Please refer to the Company's consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 and the reconciliation table within the associated Management's Discussion & Analysis respecting the same period.

    Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures provided by other companies.

    Investors are cautioned that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share should not be construed as an alternative to operating income or net income determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the Company's financial performance or as a measure of its liquidity and cash flows.

    About Avigilon

    Avigilon Corporation, trusted provider of business intelligence and security solutions, develops, manufactures, and sells video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions.

    © 2016, Avigilon Corporation. AVIGILON and the AVIGILON logo are trademarks of Avigilon Corporation.

    For further information:

    Dennis Fong, Avigilon Corporation
    T: (604) 629-5182, Ext 2515
    investors@avigilon.com
    www.avigilon.com

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain information and statements in this news release contain and constitute forward-looking information or forward-looking statements as defined under applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements normally contain words like 'believe', 'expect', 'anticipate', 'plan', 'intend', 'continue', 'estimate', 'may', 'will', 'should', 'ongoing' and similar expressions, and within this news release include, without limitation, the information under the heading "Financial Outlook" and any statements (express or implied) respecting: Avigilon's mission, strategies, and objectives; projected growth, revenues, expenses, capital expenditures, and earnings; anticipated enhancement and expansion of product offerings and associated R&D plans; and expected investment and expansion of infrastructure. Forward-looking statements, including the Financial Outlook, are provided for the purpose of presenting information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future and allowing investors and others to get a better understanding of our anticipated financial position, results of operations and operating environment. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.

    Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, actions, or developments and are based on expectations, assumptions and other factors that management currently believes are relevant, reasonable and appropriate in the circumstances. The material expectations, assumptions and other factors used in developing the forward-looking statements set out herein include or relate to the following, without limitation: Avigilon will be able to successfully execute its mission, strategies and objectives; the business and economic conditions affecting Avigilon's operations will continue substantially in their current state, including with respect to industry conditions, general levels of economic activity, regulations, taxes, interest rates, and foreign exchange rates; there will be no adverse material changes to Avigilon's key personnel, facilities, production capabilities, supply chain, sales channels, reseller network, or contractual arrangements; Avigilon will be able to successfully manage cash flow, operating expenses, capital expenditures, and foreign exchange risk; Avigilon will change the currency in which it presents its financial results to USD on the timeline currently anticipated; existing and future financing will be available to Avigilon on favourable terms when and if required; Avigilon will keep pace with or outpace the growth, direction, and technological advancement in its industry; industry data and projections obtained from external sources are accurate and reliable; Avigilon will be able to design, manufacture and market new products and enhance its existing product lines; Avigilon will continue to generate revenues from patent licensing; Avigilon will be able to successfully integrate businesses, intellectual property, products, and technologies that it may acquire, if any; Avigilon will not face any material unexpected costs related to product liability or warranties; Avigilon's protection of its intellectual property against third party infringement or misappropriation is sufficient and its products and technology do not materially infringe third party intellectual property rights; Avigilon will be able to obtain necessary third party licenses on favourable terms; and Avigilon will not become involved in unexpected material litigation or otherwise subject to materially adverse claims.

    Although management believes that the forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could be substantially different due to the risks and uncertainties associated with and inherent to Avigilon's business, as more particularly described in the "Risk Factors" section of Avigilon's Annual Information Form dated March 1, 2016, which is available under Avigilon's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Additional material risks and uncertainties applicable to the forward looking statements set out herein include, but are not limited to: unexpected changes to accounting policies, accounting standards or internal controls and procedures over financial reporting; and unforeseen events, developments or factors causing any of the aforesaid expectations, assumptions and other factors ultimately being inaccurate or irrelevant. Although Avigilon has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events, or results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, predicted, estimated, or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond the control of Avigilon. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

    Avigilon undertakes no obligation to reissue or update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or events after the date hereof except as may be required by law. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified by this cautionary statement.

    Avigilon Corporation



    Aventura Selects HealthCast as Its Single Sign-On PartnerPartnership Enables Healthcare Organizations to Achieve Basic Desktop Security, Fast Access to Multiple Clinical Applications & Contextual Interoperability

    LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aventura, the healthcare industry's leading provider of situational awareness for securing and personalizing clinical desktops, announced today that it has selected top ranked HealthCast as its Single Sign-On (SSO) partner. The combined offering brings to market a comprehensive, modular set of solutions that provide basic level desktop perimeter security and two-factor authentication with the ability to leverage SSO and contextual patient awareness for interoperability at the point-of-care.

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    Aventura's situational awareness platform, Sympatica(TM), utilizes ambient knowledge of who the user is, their location and the patient in care to authenticate and provide access to the electronic health record (EHR). HealthCast's SSO Connectors will be fully integrated into the Sympatica platform to deliver fast and secure access to an organization's EHR and multiple clinical applications.

    "Our partnership with HealthCast includes a growing library of over 325 SSO connectors," said John Gobron, CEO of Aventura. "By pre-integrating with Sympatica, customers will have optionality in their security strategy including the ability to leverage SSO without the complexity and costs commonly associated with other access solutions."

    "We are pleased that our partnership with Aventura will bring the advantages of HealthCast's application Connectors to those customers that have purchased Aventura's leading situational awareness solution," said Joan Mehn, CEO of HealthCast. "HealthCast has 20 years of experience integrating healthcare applications into its solutions making our Connectors more robust and with more functionality than any others in the market."

    Aventura and HealthCast will be exhibiting at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, February 29-March 4. To learn more and to see a demo, please visit: Aventura in booth #1324. Connectors can also be seen at HealthCast's booth #6054.

    About Aventura
    Aventura is the leading provider of awareness computing for the healthcare industry. For decades, clinicians have had to adapt their workflow to the limitations of computers; with Aventura, computers can now adapt to how clinicians work. Through its patented technology, Aventura delivers awareness of a user's identity and role, their location within a facility, what device they are working on, and what patient they are treating. Based on this awareness, Aventura immediately delivers a virtual desktop and dynamically provisions the applications and exact screens a user needs to care for that particular patient, eliminating wasteful clicks and keystrokes. As a result, Aventura helps customers achieve their important initiatives in the areas of EHR adoption and Meaningful Use requirements, PHI security, mobility, and cost containment. Aventura is privately-held and its investors include: Safeguard Scientifics and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI), Excel Venture Management, HLM Venture Partners and Memorial Care Innovation Fund. Visit www.aventurahq.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 888-484-4643 to learn more.

    About HealthCast
    Since 1996, HealthCast((R)) has created software for healthcare providers to enable fast, simple, and secure access to patient data. Solutions provide unparalleled speed to EHRs and virtual desktops, secure fast-user switching, automated workflow within applications, unique proximity badge features, remote access solutions with second factor authentication, and "roaming sessions" to allow users immediate re-access to their work at any computer throughout the enterprise. It is known for its application Connectors and its track record of integrating 100% of any application requested for integration. Its single sign-on solution has the distinction of being ranked #1 in both the 2011 and 2014 KLAS SSO report.

    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Jennifer Haas
    Aventura
    (978) 697-3921
    jennifer.haas@aventurahq.com

    Marianne Taylor
    HealthCast
    (208) 275-8247
    mtaylor@gohealthcast.com

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    RSA(R) Security Analytics Adds Real-Time Behavior AnalyticsEnables Analysts to Detect Advanced Threats and Understand the Full Scope of the Compromise

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE 2016 --

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    --  Real-time behavior analytics engine designed to use machine learning to
    more rapidly spot and understand unknown attacks, accelerating response
    --  Expanded investigation through context enrichment helps analysts to
    understand the complete scope of a threat actor's intrusion to enable
    effective and rapid eradication of the threat
    --  Improved detection of lateral movement by threat actors before they can
    expand their foothold within the enterprise as they attempt to exploit
    vulnerabilities
    

    RSA, The Security Division of EMC , today announced that RSA((R)) Security Analytics now offers a real-time behavior analytics engine that is designed to expedite detection of advanced attack activities. Using machine learning techniques, the engine is built to able to rapidly spot key aspects of advanced threats without specific foreknowledge of the attack or reliance on signatures, rules, or intelligence watchlists. In addition, RSA Security Analytics has been engineered to be enhanced to fuse network, endpoint and log visibility with real-time insights into suspicious processes and analyst findings - helping to enable the discovery of the full scope of a threat actors' activity within the enterprise.

    RSA Security Analytics' new real-time behavior analytics engine is designed to identify specific anomalous activities and behaviors and creates incidents for investigation, without the need for data scientists. Leveraging deep packet-level visibility and data science techniques to spot behaviors such as compromised systems and the use of covert channel communications, security teams can detect sophisticated threats faster.

    RSA Security Analytics is engineered to make it easier for organizations of any maturity to more rapidly differentiate normal behavior patterns from beaconing domains, Command and Control (C2) activities, and other high-risk anomalies. For example, by combining the log data of Windows((R)) operating systems and insight into the ways Windows logins may be manipulated to facilitate privilege escalation, the analytics engine in RSA Security Analytics is designed to be able to spot attempts at lateral movement and finds malicious actors.

    RSA Security Analytics is engineered to enable rapid investigation and compromise scoping by fusing real-time incident and endpoint context into an investigative workflow. These capabilities make it difficult for threat actors to change their tactics and evade detection. By bringing together network, log and endpoint data enriched with real-time insights into suspicious processes and incident information, an organization can far more effectively understand the full scope of compromise and eradicate the threat actor completely from their enterprise.

    Availability

    The next version of RSA Security Analytics that include these features will be available in Q1 2016.

    For more information, please visit the RSA Security Analytics site.

    Executive Quotes:

    Grant Geyer, Senior Vice President, Products, RSA

    "The changing compute paradigm enables advanced attackers to infiltrate the enterprise without setting off alarms. While rule-based analytics are an important starting point, they aren't sufficient to spot stealthy attacks. By leveraging network packet-level visibility and data science techniques to spot anomalous behavior, RSA Security Analytics and its new behavioral analytics engine is designed to enable security teams to detect sophisticated threats faster, connect the dots between network, endpoint, and log data, and fully understand the scope of compromise."

    Analyst Quote

    Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst

    "Behavior Analytics is emerging as a critical threat detection capability for attacks that evade traditional monitoring technologies. Having a comprehensive view of user and entity behavior, along with the knowledge of threat actor tools, tactics and procedures, security teams can more effectively identify potential attacks, in real time, and avoid drowning in data and alerts."

    Partner Quote

    Lisa Roger, Vice President, Commercial Cyber Security, Leidos

    "Security teams need an easier, more effective way to detect anomalous network, endpoint, and user behavior. This gives security teams the ability to pinpoint potential threats before they cause damage. Our goal is to provide a powerful behavioral analytics engine for our customers' threat detection and response needs. RSA's Security Analytics will help us do just that, enabling our customers, at all maturity levels, to expand their security analysts skills to more rapidly and wisely focus their response to both known and unknown threats."

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    --  Download  The Evolution of SIEM  e-book for additional insight on why it
    is critical to move beyond logs to defend against attacks
    --  Download RSA whitepaper Now You See Them Now You Don't for the latest on
    Hacker Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
    --  Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA
    Speaking of Security Blog and Podcast
    --  Join our Speed Detection and Response with Real-Time Behavioral
    Analytics webcast
    

    About RSA

    RSA provides more than 30,000 customers around the world with the essential security capabilities to protect their most valuable assets from cyber threats. With RSA's award-winning products, organizations effectively detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks; confirm and manage identities; and ultimately, reduce IP theft, fraud, and cybercrime. For more information, go to www.rsa.com.

    RSA and EMC are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. 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) risks associated with the proposed acquisition of EMC by Denali Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Dell, Inc., including, among others, assumptions related to the ability to close the acquisition, the expected closing date and its anticipated costs and benefits; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiv) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xvi) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the EMC's filings of EMC, the parent company of RSA, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC and RSA disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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    RSA

    CONTACT: Alison Raymond Walsh, RSA, The Security Division of EMC,
    781-515-5449, alison.raymondwalsh@emc.com

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




    Promeditec drives growth with Verizon cloud

    LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Promeditec, a developer of IT solutions that help accelerate clinical trials, has chosen Verizon Cloud to support the delivery of its AppClinical Trial solution. AppClinical Trial provides an online environment for the set up and management of clinical trials from phase I to phase IV, including virtual monitoring visits. Hosting the software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in Verizon Virtual Private Cloud in Verizon's NAP of Amsterdam, enables Promeditec to ensure that AppClinical Trial is always available for users, and the service can be quickly scaled to support new trials. Most importantly, Verizon Private Cloud also offers tight security and regulatory compliance support - crucial in the clinical trial environment.

    "Our focus is to cut the cost and time of clinical trials, which can cost as much as $3 billion to run and range over a 10-15 year period, without compromising on data security," said Luca Emili, Founder and CEO, Promeditec. "We needed a cloud provider that understood the complex regulations that govern the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, and could provide an environment that could support this. In addition, we needed extra capacity to be made available whenever we or our customers would require it, but without requiring any additional capital investment from us. Verizon Virtual Private Cloud gives us all of this, as well as great flexibility for future growth as we strengthen our product lines and expand our global footprint. What's more, the Verizon brand is known and trusted around the world; partnering with Verizon adds value to the Promeditec proposal."

    Verizon will host and manage Promeditec's data in Verizon Virtual Private Cloud or from select data centers around the world in support of its future geographical expansion plans. Promeditec also works with Verizon's governance, risk and compliance experts to help address its specific business standards and compliance requirements.

    About Promeditec

    Promeditec delivers e-clinical solutions that support clinical trials with efficient, innovative technologies aimed at simplifying the implementation and use of IT in the clinical research environment. Promeditec works with pharmaceutical and medical device companies, contact research organizations (CROs), biotech companies and medical and clinical research institutions, helping sponsors, investigators and study coordinators to improve the quality of their clinical trial research with experience and know-how consolidated through extensive collaboration. Promeditec's AppClinical Trial platform integrates a number of modules that can be selected to provide a customized solution. The Promeditec platform is FDA, EMA and GCP compliant.

    Verizon Communications Inc. employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at www.verizon.com/news/. The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/.

    Media contacts:

    Kevin Irland - US
    +1 703-886-1117 (office)
    +1 202-360-2949 (mobile)
    kevin.w.irland@verizon.com

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    +44 (0) 118 905 3501
    clare.ward@intl.verizon.com

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




    Bsquare Partners with IHS to Discuss IoT for Business: Leveraging Device Data to Drive Better Outcomes

    BELLEVUE, Wash., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare will be co-hosting a webinar with IHS Senior Principal Analyst John Byrne, on Thursday, March 3. Topics of the webinar include key challenges facing companies deploying IoT solutions, the importance of an end-to-end approach to IoT deployment, and real-life business and industrial use cases for companies employing IoT to drive better business outcomes.

    Line of business executives; enterprise CTOs and CIOs; product manufacturers; connected device manufacturers; and IoT professional services firms and consulting and systems integration providers are all invited to attend this timely webinar and learn about:

    --  IoT use cases that have the greatest potential to improve business
    outcomes
    --  Elements of the IoT software stack that must be addressed for a
    successful IoT deployment
    --  Building scalable solutions that can drive business value using data
    generated by intelligent, connected devices
    --  The role of the cloud and analytics in IoT deployments, and how are they
    best utilized
    

    Bsquare Free Live Webinar Details:

    What: IoT for Business: Leveraging Device Data to Drive Better Outcomes When: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST Where: Register here Who: John Byrne, Senior Principal Analyst, Internet of Things, HIS, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products, Bsquare Corporation, and Allen Tatara, Manager, Webinar Events, IHS (Moderator)

    About Bsquare

    For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes. Bsquare DataV software solutions can be deployed by a wide variety of enterprises to create business-focused Internet of Things (IoT) systems that more effectively monitor device data, automate processes, predict events and produce better business outcomes. Bsquare goes a step further by coupling its purpose-built DataV software with comprehensive analytic and engineering services that help organizations of all types make IoT a business reality. For more information visit www.bsquare.com.

    Bsquare, the Bsquare logo and DataV are trademarks of BSQUARE Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
    Other names and brands herein may be trademarks of others.

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    Bsquare

    CONTACT: Bsquare contact, John Hieger, Bsquare, +1 425.519.5228,
    johnhi@bsquare.com; Media contact, Leslie Johnson, Engage PR, + 1
    510.748.8200, Bsquare@engagepr.com; Investors contact: Leslie Phillips,
    Blueshirt Group, +1 415. 217.5869, leslie@blueshirtgroup.com




    UnaliWear Extends Independence With Dignity With Kanega Watch Connected By AT&TKanega Watch Supports Independent but Vulnerable Populations

    LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* will provide connectivity for the UnaliWear(TM) Kanega watch, a go-everywhere unobtrusive wearable designed for those who are both independent and vulnerable. The Kanega watch has discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering with guide me home assistance.

    The UnaliWear Kanega watch looks just like a traditional watch, and uses an easy speech interface rather than buttons or touch screens. It learns the wearer's lifestyle to provide predictive, pre-emptive support, such as directions home or notification of gait or speech changes that may be signs of a medical problem such as stroke.

    Connected by AT&T, the Kanega watch supports an active lifestyle for independent but vulnerable populations wherever they go. Thanks to the patent-pending battery system in the band, just like a traditional watch, wearers don't need to take off the watch to charge it. The waterproof (up to 3 ATM) watch can also be worn in the shower, bath or a water aerobics class.

    "My 82-year-old mother is the inspiration for the Kanega watch," said Jean Anne Booth, CEO, UnaliWear. "She wasn't willing to wear other medical alert products because she thought they were ugly or marked her as 'old.' Like many of today's independent-living seniors, she chose not to use medical monitoring support rather than suffer social stigma. She now serves as our Senior User Experience Advisor."

    "We see the value of connecting healthcare, particularly when we look at hospitals, caregivers and the people who are empowered to take control of their health," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T. "The Kanega watch links wearers in near real-time with the support they need and allows people to live independently and for longer."

    Originally developed for senior citizens, UnaliWear's successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2015 broadened the company's outlook. The Kanega watch is entering beta testing, and should be available in the U.S. in the second half of 2016. For more information about UnaliWear, go to www.UnaliWear.com.

    To learn more about IoT's potential to transform business, visit www.att.com/iot. Download the AT&T IoT Insights Report here.

    Follow the latest IoT happenings with #IoT and #wearables.

    Stay up to date on the latest news at HIMSS by following #HIMSS16.

    *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*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly 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) 2016 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.

    *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. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

    About UnaliWear

    UnaliWear's Kanega watch provides discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering in a classically-styled watch that features an easy-to-use speech interface rather than buttons. Unlike traditional medical alert products, the Kanega watch works where you are, 24x7 - and doesn't require a smart phone (because connectivity is built in). The Kanega watch combines cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS, BLE (for hearing aids and telemedicine devices), an accelerometer for automatic fall detection, and continuous speech to provide an active medical alert that works virtually anywhere, along with data-driven artificial intelligence that learns the wearer's lifestyle to provide predictive, pre-emptive support.

    Additional information is available at http://www.UnaliWear.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @UnaliWear, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UnaliWear

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    CONTACT: Gretchen Schultz, AT&T Corporate Communications, Phone:
    404-986-0684, Email: gretchen.schultz@att.com

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




    RSA's Amit Yoran Calls for Technologies that Enhance Analyst Hunting Capabilities

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE 2016

    News Summary:

    --  RSA President Amit Yoran reminds industry that the cybersecurity
    challenge is a human challenge as much as a technology one
    --  Yoran calls organizations to adopt a proactive hunting approach to
    incident detection
    --  Yoran highlights where government policies help and also hinder
    cybersecurity efforts
    --  Download video of the keynote and a copy of Yoran's remarks
    

    Full Story:

    Amit Yoran, president of RSA, The Security Division of EMC , kicked off RSA Conference 2016 with an opening keynote to another record crowd of cybersecurity professionals. This year, Yoran urged the overflow crowd to step back and assess the industry's challenge from a different perspective. Yoran called for organizations to focus technology investments on supplementing and enhancing their security teams' native capabilities to make them smarter, more efficient, and more scalable.

    "Allow, train and equip your people to track down and hunt your opponents. Let them evolve into the hunters you need," Yoran said.

    Highlighting the industry's ongoing failure and some of the most painful security breaches of 2015, Yoran placed the blame on outdated approaches to security and a lack of alignment between technology solutions and the human problem they seek to address.

    Acknowledging that organizations will never have as many cybersecurity professionals as are needed, Yoran detailed cybersecurity priorities for organizations and governments to better empower security teams to secure themselves against advanced threats.

    Create a Culture of Hunters
    Organizations need to create a culture that embraces the smart creative, the free thinker, and the curious. If your security program is focused first and foremost on compliance, then you are doing it wrong. Embrace the freedom to actively hunt for adversaries, you'll attract the right team, and in doing so, create the right culture.

    Better Align Technology Investments with the Problem at Hand
    Yoran called for organizations to focus their technology investments on technologies that enhance rather than replace human creativity and problem solving. We need tools that give us comprehensive visibility and perspective.

    Yoran also indicated that the international public sector has an important role to play in creating policies that help rather than hinder security efforts. He called for additional emphasis on talent development and greater alignment between the public and private sectors' cybersecurity agenda in terms of leadership, transparency and policy development. Yoran was highly critical of any proposed weakening of encryption suggesting any policy that does is severely misguided.

    Yoran concluded that the security industry needs to "wake up" and think as creatively as those who founded the industry. "Our industry was founded and built by mischievously creative, almost eccentric, pioneering 'renegades.' He challenged the audience with the final question "So what are you going to do differently this year?"

    Additional Resources

    --  Watch Amit Yoran's keynote on-demand:
    http://www.rsaconference.com/us16/rsa
    --  Find keynotes videos, schedules, events and sessions at RSA Conference
    2016 Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the
    RSA Speaking of Security Blog and Podcast.
    

    About RSA

    RSA provides more than 30,000 customers around the world with the essential security capabilities to protect their most valuable assets from cyber threats. With RSA's award-winning products, organizations effectively detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks; confirm and manage identities; and ultimately, reduce IP theft, fraud, and cybercrime. For more information, go to www.rsa.com.

    EMC and RSA are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. 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) risks associated with the proposed acquisition of EMC by Denali Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Dell, Inc., including, among others, assumptions related to the ability to close the acquisition, the expected closing date and its anticipated costs and benefits; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiv) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xvi) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the EMC's filings of EMC, the parent company of RSA, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC and RSA disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rsas-amit-yoran-calls-for-technologies-that-enhance-analyst-hunting-capabilities-300228596.html

    RSA

    CONTACT: Lona Therrien, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, 781-515-5449,
    lona.therrien@rsa.com

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