Companies news of 2017-01-20 (page 1)

  • PROJECT, MRKET Returns With Unified Floors, Distinguished Roster Of Menswear Brands And...
  • Aaron's, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Call and Webcast
  • u-blox Acquires SIMCom Cellular Module Product Line
  • Whirlpool Corporation To Announce Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Results And Hold Conference...
  • Inauguration Sets Record for Live Video Streaming of News Event on AkamaiLive video...
  • Whirlpool Corporation Receives WorldatWork 2017 Seal of DistinctionAward recognizes...
  • Intertain Announces Publication of Jackpotjoy plc Prospectus
  • Grayscale Investments, LLC Files S-1 Registration Statement for Bitcoin Investment Trust
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  • COPsync Receives Positive Nasdaq Panel Determination
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  • Grayscale Investments, LLC Ceases Private Placement of Bitcoin Investment Trust
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    PROJECT, MRKET Returns With Unified Floors, Distinguished Roster Of Menswear Brands And Progressive Partners

    NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening the Fall/Winter' 17 season with a newly integrated show floor and partnerships, the premiere menswear trade events PROJECT and MRKET will debut their apparel offerings Monday, January 23(rd) through Wednesday, January 25(th). Each show will offer a unique and introspective look into the trends of the marketplace revolving around what's next in the menswear lifestyle category by partnering with luxury lifestyle brand, Equinox, and art and leading design college, Parsons School of Design at the New School.

    MRKET's MOVE section will bring Cycle for Survival to the show floor with an opportunity to ride or donate. Equinox is the founding partner of Cycle for Survival, which is the movement to beat rare cancers; 100 percent of every dollar raised funds rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering. In addition to the activation, MRKET will showcase live-model presentations featuring exhibiting brands Barbour, Made in Italy, CP Company and MOVE on the first two days of the trade show.

    Advanced contemporary focused destination, PROJECT, will provide a new crop of emerging designers an opportunity to break into the marketplace through their second installment of their partnership with Parsons School of Design, 'Next In Class'. Recent Parsons graduates Madison Li and Molly Kirchoff will present their exploratory and directional collections adjacent to designer neighborhood, The TENTS.

    Molly's artisanal approach to menswear stems from her inspiration of strength functionality and frank expression of materials while Madison's influences relate to different genres of creativity that include design' architecture, technology' and sculpture, both contributing to a fresh perspective of fashion.

    In addition, PROJECT will preview collections of notable menswear brands presenting their collections on NYMD at Dune Studios within the elevated neighborhood, The TENTS. Participating brands include: Bristol, David Hart, David Naman, Krammer & Stoudt, Kozaburo, Max 'n Chester, Private Policy, R.Swiader, Robert James, Uri Minkoff and Wood House.

    President of Men's, Erik Ulin relays, "We are excited to again present under a unified umbrella, PROJECT and MRKET. Our goal this season was to expand the meaning of our shows by offering educational and experiential initiatives - ranging from live model presentations, partnering in efforts to support emerging designers, promoting a great charity in 'Cycle for Survival,' to hosting panel discussions for leaders in the retail and tech space. We want the shows to be the best possible destination to do business and also learn more about what influences the marketplace."

    PROJECT and MRKET will also present attendees with two educational seminars and panel discussions that tackle topics which encompass the current state of retail, fashion and technology.

    Beginning on Tuesday, January 24(th), MR Magazine will present "Retail Reality: What Now?" with moderator by Karen Alberg Grossman, Editor in Chief of the publication. Panelist will include Simon Graj, Founder and CEO, Graj+Gustavsen, Robin Lewis, Founder and CEO, The Robin Report, Tom Ott, VP/GMM, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bob Mitchell, CO-CEO, Mitchell Family of Stores.

    On Wednesday, January 25(th), PROJECT's tech focused platform, P1V0T will host a breakfast panel moderated by Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology that will include Nilopher Vahora, the VP of Licensing & Production Innovation at Rebecca Minkoff, and Peter Rivera, the Chief Experience Officer of Infusion.

    "We are proud not only to showcase the best in premium contemporary and iconic classic brands but we have made great strides in layering into the event interactive experiences, fashion presentations and seminars that look to the future of the menswear industry," states Lizette Chin, Vice President, Menswear for MRKET.

    The shows along with curated neighborhoods and distinctly merchandised sections including The TENTS, Vanguards Gallery and PROJECT Sole will boast a significant roster of influential brands that represent the outlook of the upcoming season. A complete brand list is viewable here and for a full schedule of events, announcement of new additions to the #BloggerPROJECT and other initiatives, please click here.

    @projectshow | #projectready | @mrketshow | @equinox | #cycleforsurvival

    About MRKET | MRKET is a global fashion trade show representing the best collections in men's clothing, sportswear footwear and accessories from the United States, Canada and abroad. MRKET is the only show in North America to spotlight international groups such as Made in Italy and UK Design as well as curated brands sections: Vanguards Gallery and Modern Prep. The best men's stores in North America and over 47 countries attend MRKET because it is a serious writing, networking and press event.

    About PROJECT | Held bi-annually in New York and Las Vegas, PROJECT is the world's preeminent contemporary fashion trade event, encompassing men's, women's, accessories and footwear brands within PROJECT Vegas, PROJECT Women's, THE TENTS, PROJECT New York and PROJECT SOLE New York. Bringing expertise and relevance to the global fashion industry through a highly merchandised approach, PROJECT creates destinations where innovation, commerce and service converge. For more information, please visit www.projectshow.com. For the latest, go to: www.mrketshow.com | www.magiconline.com/project-new-york

    About UBM Fashion | Uniting the most influential fashion retail decision makers and the world's top fashion brands, UBM Fashion serves the $1 trillion+ worldwide fashion industry through its comprehensive marketplaces in New York (NY Men's and Women's) and Las Vegas (MAGIC). UBM Fashion serves the industry by bringing together great brands and retailers in superbly merchandised shows while providing superior customer service and ultimately presenting end consumers with the best apparel, footwear, accessories, and fashion products. UBM plc (UBM.L).

    About Equinox | Equinox operates 86 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston and Washington, DC, as well as international locations in London, Toronto and Vancouver. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, studio classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Equinox's hotel properties will cater exclusively to the high performance traveler to serve as the ultimate hotel destination with a 360-degree lifestyle experience. In its 25-year history, Equinox has consistently offered bespoke experiences and unparalleled services to consumers, developing a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.
    IT'S NOT FITNESS. IT'S LIFE.

    About Cycle for Survival | Join the Battle. Cycle for Survival is the movement to beat rare cancers. Since 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $115 million through its signature indoor team cycling events across the United States to help fund pioneering rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. 100 percent of every donation funds rare cancer research. About half of all cancer patients are fighting a rare cancer, and they often face limited or no treatment options. Together with the movement's founding partner, Equinox, Cycle for Survival has supported innovative clinical trials, research studies, and major research initiatives. For a list of events, research updates, and additional information, visit www.cycleforsurvival.org and follow Cycle for Survival on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    About Parsons School of Design | Parsons School of Design, founded in 1896, is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines, as well as online courses, degree and certificate programs. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/459720/ubm_fashion_Logo.jpg UBM Americas

    CONTACT: PR Consulting | Jesse Smiley | jsmiley@prconsulting.net |




    Aaron's, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Call and Webcast

    ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. , a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, today announced it will host a conference call on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 8:30 am Eastern Time to discuss its fourth quarter and year end 2016 financial results scheduled for release prior to the market opening on that day.

    The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible through the Company's website, investor.aarons.com, in the "Investor Relations" section. The webcast will be archived for playback at that same site.

    About Aaron's, Inc.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's, Inc. , a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions was founded in 1955, has been publicly traded since 1982, and owns the Aarons, Progressive Leasing and HELPcard brands. Aaron's engages in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its more than 1,860 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states and Canada as well as its e-commerce platform Aarons.com. Progressive Leasing, a virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through approximately 19,000 retail locations in 46 states. Dent-A-Med, Inc., d/b/a the HELPcard(R), provides a variety of second-look credit products that are originated through a federally insured bank. For more information, visit investor.aarons.com, Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and HELPcard.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aarons-inc-announces-fourth-quarter-2016-earnings-call-and-webcast-300394395.html

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    CONTACT: Aaron's, Inc., Garet Hayes, Director of Public Relations,
    678.402.3863; SCR Partners, Jeff Black, 615.760.3679, JBlack@scr-ir.com

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




    u-blox Acquires SIMCom Cellular Module Product Line

    THALWIL, Switzerland, January 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Shanghai-based SIMCom Wireless is one of the world's leading machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless module and solutions suppliers. In an asset deal worth USD 52.5 million, u-blox is acquiring the company's cellular modem products, R&D team and customer base, which will expand the u-blox cellular product range and make it one of the world's largest suppliers of cellular modules.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150826/261282LOGO )

    u-blox (SIX: UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced an asset deal with Shanghai-based SimTech Group Company Ltd. that will give u-blox control over the company's cellular modem products (known as SIMCom Wireless), patents and know-how, R&D and sales staff, and customer base. The deal significantly expands u-blox's existing cellular product range and makes it a major supplier of cellular modules worldwide.

    The acquisition firmly establishes u-blox as a leader for a range of 2G, 3G and 4G products and creates new economies of scale. The acquisition of SIMCom's product portfolio offers additional solution options and price points which will widen u-blox's customer base and increase its geographical reach. The deal significantly increases the cellular module business in Asia, primarily China, and generates increased revenue in Europe and America. The larger scale will also provide the eventual opportunity to incorporate the recently announced u-blox's cellular chips into select modules in the combined portfolio.

    Listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, SimTech Group Company Ltd. will sell the assets included in the deal to u-blox for USD 52.5 million in cash. The Swiss company's biggest acquisition to date should increase revenues by approx. USD 75 million for the remaining three quarters of 2017, taking total revenues to the half-billion USD mark. Following fulfillment of closing conditions and regulatory approvals, the acquisition should be completed within three months. The assets will be integrated into u-blox's cellular product center and help to expand the company's R&D capacity by 150 specialists, and enlarge the sales organization.

    All SIMCom's existing products will remain available under the SIMCom's brand name.

    Subject to closure, u-blox adjusts its guidance figures for 2017. The company now expects revenues to reach between CHF 485 and 515 million, with profits in the region of CHF 60 and 65 million including integration costs. Details can be found in the table below.

    (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/459744/u_blox_revenue_Infographic.jpg )

    A supplementary slide presentation can be downloaded here [https://www.u-blox.com/en/investor-relations/presentations ] in PDF format.

    u-blox will host a press conference for investors on Monday 23 January, 9.30am - 10.30am CET at the SIX Convention Point in Zuerich.

    The press release is available as PDF at u-blox's website [https://www.u-blox.com/en/investor-relations/investor-news ].

    Financial calendar

    2016 Full year results: March 16, 2017

    Annual general meeting: April 25, 2017

    Disclaimer This release contains certain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of management and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the u-blox Group to differ materially from those expressed or implied. These include risks related to the success of and demand for the Group's products, the potential for the Group's products to become obsolete, the Group's ability to defend its intellectual property, the Group's ability to develop and commercialize new products in a timely manner, the dynamic and competitive environment in which the Group operates, the regulatory environment, changes in currency exchange rates, the Group's ability to generate revenues and profitability, and the Group's ability to realize its expansion projects in a timely manner. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this report. u-blox is providing the information in this release as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in it as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    This press release is published in German and English. Should the German translation differ from the English original, the English version is binding.

    Contacts: Thomas Seiler Phone: +41-44-722-74-22 Email: thomas.seiler@u-blox.com

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    Whirlpool Corporation To Announce Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Results And Hold Conference Call On January 26

    BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation will release fourth-quarter and full-year financial results at 6 a.m. ET on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Whirlpool Corporation will then hold a conference call to discuss its performance with the investment community at 10 a.m. ET.

    To participate in the conference call, dial (800) 895-0231 and use confirmation code Whirlpool. International participants should dial (785) 424-1054 and use confirmation code Whirlpool.

    The conference call will be webcast live on the company's Web site at www.whirlpoolcorp.com and may be accessed by clicking on the "Investors" tab located at the top of the page. To listen to the live webcast, participants should visit the site at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to download any required streaming media software. Key financial statistics and an archived recording of the conference call will be available on the company's Web site for at least 30 days.

    About Whirlpool Corporation
    Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/whirlpool-corporation-to-announce-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-results-and-hold-conference-call-on-january-26-300394308.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/459688/Whirlpool_Corporation_Logo.jpg Whirlpool Corporation

    CONTACT: Whirlpool Corporation, Media: Whirlpool Corporation Press Office,
    269/923-7405, Media@Whirlpool.com; Financial: Chris Conley, 269/923-2641,
    Investor_Relations@Whirlpool.com

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




    Inauguration Sets Record for Live Video Streaming of News Event on AkamaiLive video streaming of Inauguration coverage on Akamai peaks at 8.7 Tbps during President's speech

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced that video streaming coverage of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration is the largest single live news event that the company has delivered. Live video streaming of the Inauguration peaked at 8.7 Tbps at 12:04 p.m. ET during the opening of the President's speech, exceeding the previous record of 7.5 Tbps set during Election Day coverage on the evening of November 8th, 2016. Akamai supported 4.6 million concurrent viewers of the Inauguration at peak on behalf of its leading broadcaster customers.

    "The Presidential Inauguration is the latest in a series of record-breaking live, online video streaming events that we have supported over the last year," said Bill Wheaton, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Media at Akamai. "More people than ever are watching video online, and it's being done across more devices at increasingly higher levels of quality."

    From an historical perspective, the 2009 Inauguration reached 1.1 Tbps on Akamai and the Royal Wedding in 2011 hit 1.3 Tbps. More recently, the 2016 Euro soccer tournament final peaked at 7.3 Tbps and the Rio women's team gymnastics final hit 4.5 Tbps.

    Learn more about Akamai's live video streaming services at this link.

    About Akamai
    As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

    Contacts: Chris Nicholson Tom Barth Media Relations Investor Relations 617-444-2987 617-274-7130 cnichols@akamai.com tbarth@akamai.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/inauguration-sets-record-for-live-video-streaming-of-news-event-on-akamai-300394284.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/198300/akamai_technologies_logo.jpg Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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




    Whirlpool Corporation Receives WorldatWork 2017 Seal of DistinctionAward recognizes outstanding commitment to employee engagement and Total Rewards effectiveness

    BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation has earned WorldatWork's Seal of Distinction for 2017. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in Total Rewards effectiveness and is given by WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority. Whirlpool Corporation is one of 160 U.S. organizations to be honored, sharing the distinction with companies such as Herman Miller, MasterCard and KPMG.

    Whirlpool Corporation offers a wide range of competitive employee benefits programs, accessible to both hourly and salaried employees. Examples of programs Whirlpool is particularly proud of are the aggressive 401k employer contribution, automatic enrollment and their onsite wellness resources.

    In an effort to help employees sufficiently save for retirement, an employee contribution to the 401k of 5% receives an additional 7% company contribution. Whirlpool Corporation increases the employee contribution automatically by 1% each year until it reaches 15% or the IRS limit, or the employee opts out.

    Whirlpool Corporation's onsite wellness offers both salaried and hourly employees in-person access to health coaches, pharmacists, and Employee Assistance Program counselors. Many locations also feature onsite health centers with nursing staff available to provide basic healthcare.

    "We believe people who are physically healthy, financially stable, and who maintain a good work-life balance not only live better; they work better," said Ed Mohr, vice president of Total Rewards at Whirlpool Corporation. "You see evidence of that on the manufacturing floor, in offices-everywhere. Our goal is to make sure that our employees have the tools, programs and inspiration to improve their personal wellness as well as their family's."

    Since 2012, the Seal of Distinction has been awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership. Applicants are evaluated on programs from all aspects of human resources, such as bonus programs, performance management and recognition.

    "We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere," stated Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. "This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I'm confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee."

    About Whirlpool Corporation
    Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/whirlpool-corporation-receives-worldatwork-2017-seal-of-distinction-300394248.html

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    CONTACT: Whirlpool Corporation, Media: 269-923-7405, Media@Whirlpool.com

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




    Intertain Announces Publication of Jackpotjoy plc Prospectus

    TORONTO, January 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Election deadline to receive exchangeable shares is 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) today

    The Intertain Group Limited , the largest online bingo-led operator in the world, announced today that Jackpotjoy plc has published its prospectus relating to the proposed admission of Jackpotjoy plc's ordinary shares to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc. The prospectus has been approved by the FCA and, subject to applicable securities laws, it is available to Intertain shareholders on Jackpotjoy plc's website (http://www.jackpotjoyplc.com/investors/prospectus). A copy of the prospectus will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism in the UK and will shortly be available for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

    As announced on January 13, 2017, the admission of the Jackpotjoy plc shares to trading in London and the effective date of Intertain's previously-announced plan of arrangement are both expected to occur on January 25, 2017 effective as of 8:00 a.m. (London time) (the "Effective Date").

    Shareholders are reminded that the election deadline for eligible Canadian resident shareholders to elect to receive exchangeable shares under the arrangement is 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) today.

    Shareholders are also reminded the last day of trading of Intertain's common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") is expected to be January 24, 2017. The exchangeable shares issued under the plan of arrangement are expected to be listed and commence trading on the TSX on the Effective Date, subject to the satisfaction of customary listing conditions. Shareholders receiving Jackpotjoy plc ordinary shares under the plan of arrangement are further reminded that, as disclosed in Intertain's management information circular dated August 19, 2016, there is expected to be a three to five business day transition period following the Effective Date relating to the issuance of Jackpotjoy plc ordinary shares and the associated crediting of intermediaries' CREST accounts. Copies of the circular and the letter of transmittal and election form are available under Intertain's profile on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com.

    Shareholders who require assistance in making an election to receive exchangeable shares or in completing the letter of transmittal and election form which accompanied the circular are encouraged to contact Kingsdale Advisors at: 1-866-581-1513 (toll-free in North America), by calling collect at 1-416-867-2272 (outside of North America) or by email at contactus@kingsdaleadvisors.com prior to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) today. Shareholders who have other questions regarding the London listing or the arrangement are also encouraged to contact Kingsdale Advisors.

    Advisors to Intertain 

    Canaccord Genuity Corp. is acting as sole financial advisor in connection with the implementation of the UK strategic initiatives, including the London listing.

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is acting as counsel to the Special Committee. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Clifford Chance LLP are acting as Canadian and UK/US counsel, respectively, to Intertain in connection with the UK strategic initiatives. Kingsdale Advisors is acting as strategic and communications advisor to Intertain.

    About The Intertain Group Limited 

    Intertain is an online gaming company that provides entertainment to a global consumer base. Intertain currently offers bingo and casino games to its customers using the InterCasino (http://www.intercasino.com), Costa (http://www.costabingo.com), Vera&John (http://www.verajohn.com), Jackpotjoy (http://www.jackpotjoy.com), Starspins (http://www.starspins.com) and Botemania (http://www.botemania.es) brands. For more information about Intertain, please visit http://www.Intertain.com.

    THIS RELEASE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO OR FROM AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WHICH WOULD REQUIRE ANY REGISTRATION OR LICENSING WITHIN SUCH JURISDICTION OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON.

    The shares (including the exchangeable shares) anticipated to be issued pursuant to the plan of arrangement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and the shares (including the exchangeable shares) issued in the plan of arrangement are anticipated to be issued in reliance upon the exemptions from such registration requirements pursuant to Section 3(a)(10) of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable exemptions under state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information 

    This release contains certain information and statements that may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "expects" and "anticipates" or the negative of such words or other variations or synonyms for such words, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. 

    Forward looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance, achievements or developments to be materially different from those anticipated by Intertain and expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Forward-looking information contained in this release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: (i) the expectation that the prospectus will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism in the UK and available for inspection shortly; (ii) the expected date on which the ordinary shares of Jackpotjoy plc are expected to be admitted to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Main Market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc; (iii) the expected effective date of Intertain's previously-announced plan of arrangement; (iv) the expected dates on which Intertain's common shares will cease to trade on the TSX and on which the exchangeable shares will be listed and commence trading on the TSX; and (v) the expected duration of the transition period relating to the issuance of Jackpotjoy plc ordinary shares and the associated crediting of intermediaries' CREST accounts. These statements reflect the current expectations of Intertain related to future events or its future results, performance, achievements, developments, actions and future trends affecting Intertain. All such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information.  

    Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, without limitation, that the Intertain Risk Factors (as defined below) will not cause actual results, performance, achievements or developments to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking information. Such forward looking information could also be materially affected by risks, including, but not limited to: (i) that the FCA and/or other regulatory approvals may not be obtained on the terms or on the timelines anticipated by Intertain or at all (including in respect of the proposed listing of the ordinary shares of Jackpotjoy plc, the exchangeable shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and in connection with the related plan of arrangement); (ii) that the steps required to be executed by Intertain and/or its agents during the transition period will be taken in the manner and on the timeline anticipated by Intertain; (iii) the costs of management time and money may adversely affect Intertain's business; and (iii) that market volatility or changes in the share price of Intertain do not adversely affect the ability of Intertain or Jackpotjoy plc (as the case may be) to complete the proposed listing of the ordinary shares of Jackpotjoy plc, the exchangeable shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and/or the related plan of arrangement. The foregoing risk factors are not intended to represent a complete list of factors that could affect Intertain. Additional risk factors are discussed in Intertain's annual information form dated March 30, 2016 and in the management information circular dated August 19, 2016, in each case, under the heading "Risk Factors". All such risk factors are referred to collectively as the "Intertain Risk Factors". 

    Although Intertain has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance, achievements or developments to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actual results, performance, achievements or developments not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results, performance, achievements or developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. While subsequent events and developments may cause the expectations, estimates and views of Intertain to change, Intertain does not undertake or assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, except as required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this release should not be relied upon as presenting the expectations, estimates and views of Intertain as of any date subsequent to the date of this release. All of the forward-looking information in this release are expressly qualified by this cautionary note. 

    Investor and Media Contact: General: Amanda Brewer, Vice President, Corporate, Communications, The Intertain Group Limited, Tel: +1-416-720-8150, abrewer@intertain.com; UK media: Finsbury, James Leviton, Andy Parnis, Tel: +44-207-251-3801; North American media: Kingsdale Advisors, Ian Robertson, Executive Vice President, Communication Strategy, Tel: +1-416-867-2333, Mobile: +1-647-621-2646, irobertson@kingsdaleadvisors.com

    Intertain Group Ltd.



    Grayscale Investments, LLC Files S-1 Registration Statement for Bitcoin Investment Trust

    NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grayscale Investments, LLC announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the proposed registration of the Bitcoin Investment Trust's shares (the "registered Shares") with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The investment objective of the Bitcoin Investment Trust is for the registered Shares to reflect the performance of the value of a bitcoin, before liabilities and expenses of the Trust, as represented by the TradeBlock XBX Index. Initially launched as a private investment vehicle in September 2013, the Trust is not actively managed, and expects to list on the NYSE Arca. An electronic version of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

    The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained by e-mail from Grayscale Investments, LLC by emailing info@grayscale.co.

    The registration statement relating to the registered Shares has been filed with the SEC but has not yet been declared effective. The registered Shares may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the registered Shares, nor shall there be any sale of the registered Shares in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    About Grayscale Investments, LLC
    Founded in 2013, Grayscale Investments, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, Inc., which builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging its insights, network, and access to capital. A trusted authority on digital currency investing, Grayscale Investments, LLC provides market insight and investment exposure to the developing digital currency asset class.

    Grayscale Investments, LLC is headquartered in New York City and can be followed on Twitter @GrayscaleInvest.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grayscale-investments-llc-files-s-1-registration-statement-for-bitcoin-investment-trust-300394140.html

    Grayscale Investments, LLC

    CONTACT: press@grayscale.co




    Make-A-Wish(R), GameStop kick off 10-year partnership anniversary celebrating $2.4 million raised during 2016 global holiday campaign

    GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the 2016 holiday season, GameStop, a global family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, invited its customers and associates to be game changers by raising money and awareness for Make-A-Wish((R)). More than $2.4 million was raised through the fundraising campaign to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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    For the third annual in-store campaign, GameStop expanded its fundraising efforts on a global scale to include its ThinkGeek, Simply Mac and AT&T Spring Mobile stores in the U.S., and EB Games stores in Canada. The success of this year's campaign is a direct result of the generous giving spirit from these communities.

    GameStop associates and customers were motivated by wish kid Stewart, who served as the Wish Kid Ambassador for the 2016 holiday campaign. Earlier this year, Stewart and his family were flown to Anaheim, Calif., under the guise of being the Wish Kid Ambassador, and instead was surprised on-stage in front of 5,000 GameStop associates that his wish to go behind-the-scenes and see how video games are made would be coming true the next day thanks to Activision!

    "We set out in 2016 with a corporate social responsibility vision to use gaming, technology and geek fanaticism for the Power of Good," said Rob Lloyd, chief financial officer of GameStop and Make-A-Wish((R)) North Texas board member. "Our holiday fundraising campaign demonstrates how collectively our associates and customers, across all our brands in the U.S. and Canada, are passionate about the great work Make-A-Wish does for children in need. We are excited to see what we can accomplish together for Make-A-Wish during 2017- the 10-year anniversary of our partnership."

    GameStop has been a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish since 2007, raising nearly $6 million. Currently, an average of one wish kid per day specifically requests a shopping spree at GameStop as part of their wish. To date, more than 2,000 wish kids have benefited from GameStop's generosity through gift cards they provide to enhance these shopping sprees and electronics wishes.

    "Research shows that a wish has a lasting and substantial impact on the emotional and physical health of children fighting critical illnesses," said David Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. "For 10 years, GameStop has continued to increase their support of our mission and our goal to reach every eligible child through this in-store campaign, hosting wishes daily, and enhancing the wish experience for thousands of wish kids. They have truly made a significant impact on the lives of wish kids and their families."

    About GameStop
    GameStop Corp. , a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,500 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 70 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,429 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

    General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow @GameStop on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.

    About Make-A-Wish((R))
    Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

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    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/make-a-wish-gamestop-kick-off-10-year-partnership-anniversary-celebrating-24-million-raised-during-2016-global-holiday-campaign-300394204.html

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    CONTACT: Martha Sotelo, GameStop - Corporate Social Responsibility,
    817-424-2099, MarthaSotelo@gamestop.com; Casey Thompson, Make-A-Wish
    America, 602-368-6862, cthompson@wish.org

    Web site: http://www.wish.org/




    COPsync Receives Positive Nasdaq Panel Determination

    DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- COPsync, Inc. today announced that on January 18, 2017, COPsync, Inc. (the "Company") was notified by The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel") had determined to grant the Company's request for continued listing on Nasdaq pursuant to an extension through May 17, 2017, to evidence compliance with all applicable criteria for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company is diligently working to timely satisfy the terms of the Panel's decision.

    About COPsync, Inc.

    COPsync, Inc. is a technology company that connects law enforcement officers across the nation, so they can communicate and share mission-critical non-adjudicated information in real-time. This saves officers' lives and keeps the public safer; helps law enforcement officers catch criminals and stop child kidnappings, vehicle thefts, bank robberies and other crimes in progress; and arms the nation's law enforcement officers with needed information so they can help defend against terrorism. For more information, go to www.copsync.com.

    Contact:

    Investor Relations:
    Everest Corporate Advisors, Inc.
    702-902-2361
    702-982-1339

    For COPsync:
    Ronald A. Woessner
    Chief Executive Officer
    972 865 6192
    invest@copsync.com

    Media:
    Cynthia Vetter
    Director of Media
    and Investor Relations
    cvetter@copsync.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/copsync-receives-positive-nasdaq-panel-determination-300394138.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/351438/copsync_3_30_12__png__logo_Logo.jpg COPsync, Inc.

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




    Atlantic Provinces and Bell Let's Talk partner on $2 million funding program for child and youth mental health

    Governments of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island match $1 million Bell Let's Talk donation to Strongest Families Institute

    HALIFAX, Jan. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Bell Let's Talk and all 4 Atlantic provinces today announced unprecedented support for child and youth mental health across the region with a combined gift of $2 million to the Strongest Families Institute.

    A $1 million donation by Bell Let's Talk will be matched by provincial government funding in each Atlantic province over a 4-year period. With $2 million in new funding, the Strongest Families Institute will expand its existing services in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and launch its services in New Brunswick. This initiative will reach approximately 2,000 children, youth and families across the region.

    "Strongest Families has a proven track record of providing evidence-based mental health services for children and youth, and Bell Let's Talk is pleased to partner with the provinces to expand their reach to more families across the Atlantic region," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk. "We commend our government partners for their leadership and commitment to mental health. Working together, we can provide significant support for more young people and their families throughout Atlantic Canada."

    The Strongest Families Institute provides programs for children, youth and families dealing with mild to moderate mental illness and other health issues through a unique distance coaching approach, supporting families over the phone and Internet in the privacy of their own homes.

    "Strongest Families has been designed to remove barriers to care," said Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie, President & CEO, Strongest Families Institute, and Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University and Scientist, IWK Health Centre. "There is no need to travel or take time from work or school, and appointments are scheduled at convenient times. Our outcomes are strong, families report high satisfaction and the drop-out rate is less than 10 per cent. We help people when and where they need it, and we thank Bell Let's Talk and the provincial governments for supporting us."

    For the first time, Strongest Families Institute will launch programs in New Brunswick, supporting children and youth in both English and French, thanks to a combined donation of $700,000 from the Government of New Brunswick and Bell Let's Talk.

    "The Government of New Brunswick is proud to be joining forces with our Atlantic partners so that children and youth with complex needs can benefit from programs aimed at families dealing with mental health issues," said Victor Boudreau, New Brunswick Minister of Health. "The Strongest Families Institute will provide timely access to quality e-health services for New Brunswick children and families, an initiative that will complement our province's already successful Integrated Service Delivery model for children and youth."

    Strongest Families has been helping young people throughout Newfoundland and Labrador since 2015. Together, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Bell Let's Talk are providing $450,000 that will allow the organization to better meet expanding service demands across the province.

    "Family-centered care is vital to helping young people thrive and cope with mental health problems," said John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services. "Strong communities begin with strong families, and our government is pleased to expand our contribution, along with our Atlantic Canadian partners, to this important initiative in support of youth mental health. I would also like to thank Bell Let's Talk for its commitment to mental health and the Strongest Families Institute."

    The Strongest Families services were initially developed and tested at the IWK Health Centre. In addition to existing provincial funding, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre are joining with Bell Let's Talk to build on this support with a combined contribution of $700,000.

    "Strongest Families delivers vital and flexible programming to Nova Scotian families, ensuring children and youth get mental health services where and when they need them. Our province is a proud supporter of their work," said Leo Glavine, Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness. "Thank you to Bell Let's Talk for your ongoing work to raise awareness for mental health and for this generous donation to the Strongest Families Institute. It will have a very real and positive impact on our province's youth."

    Prince Edward Island has been offering Strongest Families Institute services for the past year, and the provincial government is joining with Bell Let's Talk for a new contribution of $150,000.

    "We are pleased to work with Bell Let's Talk to enhance mental health supports for Island youth," said Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson. "Strongest Families is a tremendous program which has already helped more than 130 Island families. It is customized to each family's needs, providing timely and efficient treatment to help our young people and their caregivers."

    About Strongest Families Institute
    Strongest Families Institute (SFI) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in Nova Scotia and is internationally recognized for its effective evidence-based programs for children, youth and families dealing with mild to moderate mental health and other issues impacting health and well-being. They provide timely, accessible care to families by teaching skills through a unique distance coaching approach - supporting families, over the phone and Internet, in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Strongest Families provides family-centered care that is customized to their needs with programs designed to support children and youth from 3-17 years of age. For more information, please visit www.strongestfamilies.com.

    About Bell Let's Talk
    The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Bell Let's Talk Day alongside significant Bell funding for community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives.

    Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 is on January 25, when Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every text message, mobile call and long distance call made by Bell customers; every tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk; every view of the Bell Let's Talk Day video on Facebook; and every use of the Bell Let's Talk geofilter on Snapchat. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk

    Bell Let's Talk now has its own hashtag emoji on Twitter. Now, whenever you type #BellLetsTalk or #BellCause in Twitter, the Bell Let's Talk logo automatically appears at the end of the hashtag.

    Bell's donations are made at no extra charge to Bell Let's Talk Day participants, though normal long distance or text charges, if any, apply. Bell Let's Talk Day 2016 set new records for engagement with 125.9 million messages of support, and Bell increased its funding for Canadian mental health by $6,295,764.75.

    Media inquiries:

    Isabelle Boulet
    Bell Media Relations
    (877) 799-6299
    isabelle.boulet@bellaliant.ca

    Tina Black
    Office Assistant, Strongest Families Institute
    (902) 442-9520
    admin@strongestfamilies.com

    Tracy Barron
    Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
    (902) 424-4616
    tracy.barron@novascotia.ca

    Vronique Taylor
    New Brunswick Department of Health
    (506) 444-4583
    veronique.taylor@gnb.ca

    Autumn Tremere
    Senior Communications Officer
    PEI Department of Health and Wellness
    (902) 368-5510
    agtremere@gov.pe.ca

    Emily Timmins
    Media Relations Manager
    Department of Health and Community Services
    (709) 729-6986, (709) 693-1292
    emilytimmins@gov.nl.ca

    Bell Canada

    Web site: www.bell.ca/




    NDMT Signs Cooperation Agreement with Earl International Development Sdn. Bhd.

    TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NowNews Digital Media Technology Co., Ltd. ("NDMT" or "the Company") (OTCQB: NDMT), a media company that provides news and multimedia platform services, is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a cooperation agreement (the "Agreement") with Earl International Development Sdn. Bhd. ("Earl"), a Malaysian company on January 14, 2017. Pursuant to this Agreement, Earl appointed the Company as its general cooperative partner to solicit international construction companies for the "Prefer 1 Malaysia" ("PR1MA") project, which was established by the Malaysian government and aims to build one million PR1MA homes in the next ten years.

    The term of the Agreement is 11 years and the Company shall be compensated based on a commission equal to 5% of the total construction price of the construction contract it is involved in awards, which construction price shall be agreed upon by the Company and Earl pursuant to such construction contract executed with such construction company during the term of the Agreement.

    "We're thrilled to announce the cooperation with the witness of six Malaysian Datuks. It's a milestone of our strategic development in Southeast Asia", says Shuo-Wei Shih, CEO of NDMT. "We are looking forward to bringing more international resources to this project and bringing homes to millions of Malaysians."

    "Prefer 1 Malaysia" ("PR1MA") is a national housing plan approved by the Ministry of Finance in order to promote national economic development and create a harmonious society. The project is developed by Malaysian Ministry of Finance Karak Strategic Development and Earl International Development which led by Dato' Sri Yuhao Aixinjueluo. Teams from United States, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan will implement this project under the guidance of modern smart city planning.

    About NDMT

    NowNews Digital Media Technology Co. Ltd. is a U.S.-listed media holding company focusing on the global Chinese market. The Company's holdings in the media space include digital media, movie production and distribution, and music copyright. The digital media business engages in creating, collecting and distributing news and information through its website and applications on mobile phones or tablets. The Company's subsidiary NOWnews is the largest online self-produced news content provider of Taiwan and the only Taiwanese online news website fully accessible in Mainland China. The movie production and distribution business engages in Internet movie, Internet drama and Internet show production, foreign movie import and production, movie marketing and advertising, and Internet personality business. The Company's music copyright business owns copyright to more than 3000 hit pop songs and provides a full range of Karaoke products. In addition, the Company has investments in the banking industry in Southeast Asia.

    Contact:

    Investor Relations
    Dragon Gate Investment Partners LLC
    Email: ndmt@dgipl.com
    Tel: +1(646)-801-2803
    Website: http://ndmt.nownews.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ndmt-signs-cooperation-agreement-with-earl-international-development-sdn-bhd-300393957.html

    NowNews Digital Media Technology Co., Ltd.



    Cemtrex Plans to Setup A Manufacturing Plant for Instrumentation Products in India

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtrex , a world leading industrial and manufacturing solutions company, announced today that the company is planning to set up a state of the art instruments & electronics manufacturing facility in India in order to serve the growing demand for process instrumentation in Asia and other parts of the world. Cemtrex believes that with access to low cost manufacturing the Company will be able to increase its market share, and maintain its competitive advantage as a low cost provider in the market.

    Cemtrex plans to establish this facility in the next 12 months. The Company is also looking forward to taking advantage of the government incentives offered by the "Make in India" program which will offset some of the upfront costs for the Company. The Indian government has announced scheme of incentives for manufacturing of electronics including 25% capital subsidy for 10 years on capital expenditure, reimbursement of central and state duties, and income tax exemptions on setting up in special economic zones, assistance in skill development etc.

    Cemtrex's Chairman and CEO, Saagar Govil, commented, "This new manufacturing facility will allow us to improve our profit margins on our IS 2500 emission monitor and increase market share through in-stock deliveries." Mr. Govil continued, "We have long term plans of building a suite of products and this manufacturing plant will set the stage for our long term success in markets globally."

    About Cemtrex

    Cemtrex, Inc. is a global, diversified industrial and manufacturing company that provides a wide array of solutions to meet today's technology challenges and is rapidly growing through acquisitions. Cemtrex provides: manufacturing services of advanced custom engineered electronics, industrial contracting services, monitoring instruments for industrial processes and environmental compliance, and equipment for controlling particulates, hazardous pollutants, and Greenhouse gases used in carbon trading globally.
    www.cemtrex.com

    Safe Harbor Statement
    This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. This release may contain Non-GAAP financial information and is not calculated or presented in accordance with US GAAP. The Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding underlying trends in its consolidated financial condition and results of operations. The Company's management regularly uses these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage, and evaluate the Company's business and make operating decisions.

    For further information, please contact:

    Investor Relations
    Cemtrex, Inc.
    Phone: 631-756-9116
    142465@email4pr.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cemtrex-plans-to-setup-a-manufacturing-plant-for-instrumentation-products-in-india-300393853.html

    Cemtrex Inc.

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




    De Vos Named Delphi Automotive PLC Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President

    GILLINGHAM, England, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi Automotive PLC announced today it has named Glen De Vos as chief technology officer (CTO) and senior vice president, effective March 1, 2017. De Vos succeeds Jeff Owens, who will retire after more than 40 years with Delphi.

    "Jeff has had a significant impact on Delphi through his passion and dedication for engineering excellence," said Kevin Clark, president and chief executive officer. "I want to personally thank Jeff for his decades of contributions to Delphi and we wish him well in his retirement. Glen takes on the role of CTO with a proven track record of success in leading some of Delphi's most important technology and growth initiatives. He has been instrumental in the development of one of the industry's most aggressive and substantial vehicle automation programs and spearheaded several recent software and services acquisitions, increasing the company's software and data management capabilities."

    As CTO, De Vos will be responsible for Delphi's innovation and global technologies, reporting directly to Clark. De Vos was most recently vice president, Software & Services, Delphi Electronics & Safety (E&S), located at the company's Silicon Valley Lab in Mountain View, California. He began his Delphi career with E&S in 1992 and following several progressive engineering and managerial roles in infotainment and user experience, was named vice president, Global Engineering for Delphi E&S in 2012.

    De Vos received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Calvin College in 1982, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1983, and a Master of Business Administration from Ball State University in 1994.

    Eran Sandhaus will join Delphi as vice president, Software & Services, Delphi E&S, replacing De Vos. Most recently vice president & general manager for the Wireless business unit at Cypress Semiconductors, Inc., Sandhaus brings 20 years of experience in engineering, marketing, and business leadership. With a focus on mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT), Sandhaus led strategic acquisitions and the expansion of Cypress into the wearables, smart home, industrial and medical markets.

    "Eran blends very strong technical capabilities with a unique ability to bring technologies to commercial reality, which are skills that will help drive future growth in our Software & Services business," Clark said. "We are excited to see how his outside perspective will help drive even more technology and innovation leadership in our automated driving program, advanced safety systems, and data analytics capabilities."

    Before his role at Cypress, Sandhaus was senior director at Qualcomm responsible for the IoT Smart Home P&L and strategy. He also spent time at Texas Instruments (TI) in Shanghai, China as general manager of Wireless Connectivity and before that ran TI's Emerging Connectivity Solution business unit in Dallas, Texas. He started his career in Israel at Marvell Semiconductors as staff engineer and design team leader.

    Sandhaus holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

    About Delphi
    Delphi Automotive PLC is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for automotive and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 44 countries. Visit delphi.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/de-vos-named-delphi-automotive-plc-chief-technology-officer-and-senior-vice-president-300393985.html

    Delphi Automotive PLC

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Elena Rosman, 248.813.5091,
    elena.rosman@delphi.com, Media Contact: Zachary Peterson, 248.561.3640,
    zachary.peterson@delphi.com

    Web site: http://delphi.com/




    Grayscale Investments, LLC Ceases Private Placement of Bitcoin Investment Trust

    NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As of the close of business on January 19, 2017, Grayscale Investments, LLC has ceased its ongoing private placement and will no longer issue shares of the Bitcoin Investment Trust through its previous 506(c) private placement. Shares of the Bitcoin Investment Trust will continue to be quoted in the secondary market on OTCQX(R), the top marketplace operated by OTC Markets, under the symbol: GBTC.

    About Grayscale Investments, LLC
    Founded in 2013, Grayscale Investments, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, Inc., which builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging its insights, network, and access to capital. A trusted authority on digital currency investing, Grayscale Investments, LLC provides market insight and investment exposure to the developing digital currency asset class.

    Grayscale Investments, LLC is headquartered in New York City and can be followed on Twitter @GrayscaleInvest and @BitcoinTrust or via the company website, www.grayscale.co.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grayscale-investments-llc-ceases-private-placement-of-bitcoin-investment-trust-300394141.html

    Grayscale Investments, LLC

    CONTACT: press@grayscale.co

    Web site: http://www.grayscale.co/




    Ticketfly Partners with Lyte on a Fan Ticket ExchangeGives fans an easy, safe, and fair way to buy and sell tickets for sold out shows; allows venues & promoters to deliver a more fan-friendly experience

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketfly, the technology company delivering the world's most powerful platform for connecting fans with live events, and a subsidiary of Pandora , today announced a partnership with Lyte, the developer of the leading fan-to-fan ticket exchange, to allow fans to safely resell and purchase tickets for sold out shows. The first Ticketfly clients to offer the exchange include The Bomb Factory and Trees in Dallas; Marathon Music Works in Nashville; Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco; and Whitewater Music Amphitheatre outside of Austin. Together, Ticketfly and Lyte aim to solve two longstanding problems with live events: fans purchase tickets to events they can no longer attend and want to return their tickets; and conversely, fans want tickets to sold out shows and can't get them.

    "For many years I have mulled over how to best tackle the safe and secure resale of tickets for our clients and ticket buyers," said Andrew Dreskin, Ticketfly's CEO and co-founder. "One that keeps the tickets in the hands of true fans, keeps control of the experience in the hands of our clients, ensures that the house is full for the artists, and renders obsolete scalpers who leach off the primary ecosystem. Lyte is that answer. We are delighted to be in business with these guys."

    By verifying transferred tickets and keeping them within the fan community, Ticketfly and Lyte are helping venues and promoters provide a consistent, secure, and on-brand experience to all fans, whether those fans bought tickets at the onsale or after the show sold out. Not only will venues and promoters spend less time managing fraudulent tickets and disappointed fans, they will also have fewer empty seats and enjoy increased revenue from the resulting spend on concessions and merchandise. Venues and promoters will also get accurate data on who actually attended the show, and a better understanding of the true pricing and demand for their events. The Lyte-Ticketfly solution requires no additional work for Ticketfly clients. Turn it on and Lyte and Ticketfly take care of the rest.

    Thomas Cussins, Talent Buyer at Ticketfly partner venue The Catalyst in northern California says, "Lyte's platform keeps tickets in the hands of my real fans and out of the hands of scalpers. Lyte has kept down secondary market ticket prices and helped me reduce fraud. I couldn't be more pleased with the service and functionality!"

    When Lyte is enabled, no-show rates have dropped by as much as 65%, which means artists will be more likely to play to a full house and enjoy increased spending at the merch booth. In addition, artists will cultivate deeper relationships with more fans, who are then more likely to go out and stream their music, buy their albums, and purchase tickets to future shows.

    Ant Taylor, founder and CEO of Lyte, says: "Lyte takes control of the fan experience away from anonymous third parties and puts it back in the hands of venues and promoters. Lyte provides the most transparent, secure, and seamless solution for exchanging tickets. That is what fans deserve and eventually, what they'll demand. In Ticketfly, we have a partner who catalyzes our mission. We are proud to apply our technology in the service of their incredible client base."

    Lyte provides all fans a safe, hassle-free way to exchange tickets for sold out shows, and gives venues and promoters a best-in-class solution to the pain points resulting from the traditional secondary market. Ticket exchanges powered by Lyte are yet another step toward realizing Ticketfly's vision for live events: fans never miss a show, and the house is always packed.

    For media/investor inquiries, please contact:
    Rachel Durfee, Director of Communications, Ticketfly
    press@ticketfly.com

    ABOUT TICKETFLY
    Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is the technology company delivering the world's most powerful platform for connecting fans with live events. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue, while its consumer tools make it easy for fans to find and purchase tickets to great events across North America. Since 2008, 1,700 leading venues and promoters have partnered with Ticketfly, including Merriweather Post Pavilion, Bowery Ballroom, the Brooklyn Bowl, Central Park SummerStage, Pitchfork Music Festival, and The Troubadour. Ticketfly is led by Andrew Dreskin, co-founder of TicketWeb, the first company to ever sell tickets online. Ticketfly process more than half a billion dollars in ticket sales annually, and has twice been named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies in Music."

    ABOUT PANDORA
    Pandora is the world's most powerful music discovery platform - a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project(R), delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.

    ABOUT LYTE
    Lyte provides the most transparent, secure, and seamless solution for exchanging tickets to sold out events. The platform applies powerful pricing software to maximize attendance, reduce no-shows and delight fans, and give live event owners complete control of the fan ticketing experience. Since inception, Lyte has powered over 400 exchanges for A-list sports and entertainment brands, including BottleRock Music Festival, Newport Folk Festival, University of Arkansas Athletics, Mumford and Sons and many more. Founded by ad technology veterans, Lyte empowers live event owners with the data and tools they need to bring the secondary market into control.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ticketfly-partners-with-lyte-on-a-fan-ticket-exchange-300394036.html

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    QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Allocations of Dividend Distributions

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust , an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced the tax allocations of 2016 dividend distributions on its common shares.

    For shareholders of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. common shares, the Form 1099-DIV summarizes the allocation of 2016 dividends. The amounts indicated on Form 1099-DIV should be reported on shareholders' 2016 federal income tax returns. The schedule below, presented on a per share basis, is provided for informational purposes only and should only be used to clarify the Form 1099-DIV.

    Please note that none of the total January 5, 2017 common share distribution is included in the tax allocations for 2016. The January 5, 2017 common share distribution will be included in the tax allocations for 2017.

    Common Shares Year Included in Shareholders' Income ------------------------------------- Period CUSIP Record Date Payable Date Total 2015 (Prior Year) 2017 (Next Year) 2016 (Current Year) 2016 Ordinary Total Capital Return of Total 2016 Qualified Unrecaptured Distribution Dividends Gain Capital (1) Dividends Dividends Sec. 1250 Gain Per Share --- --------- 4Q15 74736A 103 12/17/2015 01/06/2016 $0.320000 $ - $0.320000 $0.280917 $0.039083 $0.320000 $ - $ - ---- ---------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ------------- ----------------- 1Q16 74736A 103 03/18/2016 04/05/2016 $0.360000 $0.360000 $0.316032 $0.043968 $0.360000 ---- ---------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- 2Q16 74736A 103 06/17/2016 07/06/2016 $0.360000 $0.360000 $0.316032 $0.043968 $0.360000 ---- ---------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- 3Q16 74736A 103 09/20/2016 10/05/2016 $0.360000 $0.360000 $0.316032 $0.043968 $0.360000 ---- ---------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- 4Q16 74736A 103 12/16/2016 01/05/2017 $0.360000 $0.360000 $ - $ - $ - $ - ---- ---------- ---------- ---------- --------- --------- ------------------------------- ---------------------- ----------------- ----------------- Total $1.760000 $ - $0.360000 $1.400000 $1.229013 $ - $0.170987 $1.400000 $ - $ - ----- --------- ---------------- --------- --------- --------- ------------------ --------- --------- ------------- -----------------

    (1) Represents a return on stockholders' original investment.

    About QTS

    QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation's only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Stephen Douglas, VP Investor Relations and Strategic Planning
    QTS Realty Trust
    ir@qtsdatacenters.com

    Media Contact:
    Sharon Goldmacher
    communications 21
    404.814.1330
    sgoldmacher@c21pr.com

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/3336/QTS_LOGO.jpg QTS Realty Trust, Inc.

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




    Jerrick Unveils "The Swamp" (A Community Exploring Politics) and "Proof" (Dedicated to Spirits Wine and Beer) on its Growing Vocal PlatformThe two new verticals bring Jerrick's total number of long-form themed websites to ten

    NEW YORK, January 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc., (OTCQB: JMDA) (the "Company" or "Jerrick"), a digital media and technology company, announced today the launch of two new verticals, The Swamp [https://theswamp.media ] and Proof [https://proof.media ], to be added to its proprietary long-form social platform Vocal [https://vocal.media ].

    Vocal is a content distribution platform and publishing hub engineered for creation and discovery spanning verticals in health, sexuality, science fiction, the workplace, pop culture, and more. Aimed at connecting thoughtful and original articles with communities passionate about these topics, Vocal leverages the power of specific and dedicated audiences with a nascent content creation engine, and effective monetization.

    The Swamp is a community exploring the murky waters of politics, while Proof encompasses every aspect of wine, spirits, beer and the like. Both will have Jerrick's signature combination of quality articles, videos and photographs; Vocal users are now able to contribute to both of these new communities. These two new additions to the Vocal network come one month after the launch of Beat [https://beat.media ] and Feast [https://feast.media ], music and food sites.

    Jeremy Frommer, CEO, said, "Part of the excitement around our Vocal platform is how quickly we're able to respond to audiences' interests and desires. Our rapidly growing community of content creators has already submitted pieces on politics and alcohol, with many more subjects to come. Following the release of the Vocal technology on November 30th, 2016, the network has experienced over one million sessions, setting a record for the new Vocal network."

    Ten verticals now run on Vocal, each of which are built upon a storied history in the media landscape:

    - The Swamp [https://theswamp.media ] - The Swamp examines the crazy but true world of Politics. Discover the voice of the people. - Proof [https://proof.media ] - From happy hour to the top shelf, Proof has a drink for everyone. Choose your poison. - OMNI [https://omni.media ] - OMNI is the intersection of science, science fiction, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics. - Geeks [https://geeks.media ] - Geeks dives into the storied worlds of comic cons, video games, movies, comic books and TV. - Beat [https://beat.media ] - From obscure instruments to memorable soundtracks to ever-shifting tastes, Beat is the guiding track to all things music. - Feast [https://feast.media ] - Whether it's your favorite part of the day or fuel for your car, our relationship with food is a daily, complicated affair. Let the Feast begin. - Longevity [https://longevity.media ] - Longevity presents the new frontiers of health and wellness; everything a person needs to live a strong and healthy life. - Journal [https://journal.media ] - We spend one third of our lives thinking about it, stressing about it, talking about it, and doing it. Journal is everything work-related. - Filthy [https://filthy.media ] - In the world of sexuality, Filthy has something for everyone. A vintage erotica vibe with a contemporary artistic perspective. - Potent [https://potent.media ] - Potent explores the fastest growing industry in America: cannabis culture and marijuana lifestyle.

    For more information, visit https://vocal.media

    About Vocal

    Vocal [https://vocal.media ] is a digital media platform and publishing hub engineered for creation and discovery. Proprietary to Jerrick, Vocal aims to connect thoughtful and original article content with effective monetization. Vocal was born out of a desire to bring rich quality content of the past into a contemporary digital forum that is widely accessible. Vocal's growing digital ecosystem currently has 10 verticals, including sexuality, science, the workplace, pop culture, health/wellness, and cannabis.

    About Jerrick

    Jerrick [https://jerrick.media ] is a digital media and technology company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, producing and distributing premium digital media across multiple platforms for targeted demographics. The portfolio of brands is delivered through Vocal, its proprietary technology and content distribution platform. All verticals are overseen by a dedicated team and ideology, focusing primarily on revenue conversion as the premise behind all published material. Vintage publications are contemporized for a new audience. All content is meant to challenge, inspire, and enlighten.

    For press inquiries contact natasha@jerrick.media

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Any statements that are not historical facts and that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, indicated through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intends," "plans," "believes" and "projects") may be forward-looking and may involve estimates and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. We caution that the factors described herein could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements we make and that investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of such factors. Further, we cannot assess the impact of each such factor on our results of operations or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. This press release is qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements and risk factor disclosure contained in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

    Investor Contact: Vivian Cervantes, Managing Director PCG Advisory Group D: +1-212-554-5482 vivian@pcgadvisory.com

    Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.



    Chegg and The National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA) Sign Strategic Partnership to Better Serve Higher Education Enrollment Offices with Digital Services, Data and Analytics Technology

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, Inc. , the Student Hub, and The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) today announced the formation of a new strategic partnership to improve student outcomes in the college selection process. With this deal, NRCCUA will become the exclusive reseller of the direct-to-student digital marketing services that Chegg will continue to provide to colleges and universities. NRCCUA, which already has relationships with thousands of colleges and universities, will immediately assume responsibility for managing, renewing, and maintaining Chegg's existing university contracts. Chegg will continue to own the student experience, which includes its college and scholarship search, while expanding the number of schools it can help match to best fit students.

    "NRCCUA is a longtime champion of lifelong learning. We have a proven history of working directly with college and university admissions offices to help them reach their unique enrollment goals," said Patrick Vogt CEO of NRCCUA. "This partnership leverages NRCCUA's data analytics platform, college member reach, and marketing strengths to foster insightful decision making for the institution. Furthermore, the partnership will combine the strengths and deep reach of both companies to provide new and enhanced program offerings to comprehensively serve students seeking to fulfill their potential."

    The two companies have been partners for several years and this new agreement will provide full-service solutions that enable universities to combine data, analytics, technology and digital services to make more informed decisions that help to improve student outcomes.

    "This partnership refines Chegg's focus in the college selection process to building direct-to-student services and relationships while simultaneously and significantly expanding our institutional reach," said Mike Osier, Chief Outcomes Officer at Chegg. "Students win as Chegg continues to own the student experience, including college and scholarship search, and because we can now help more students than before connect with an expanded number of schools that may be looking for students like them."

    As a result of this partnership, Chegg does not anticipate a change to the 2017 annual guidance provided on its Q3 earnings conference call on November 7, 2016. With the full execution of its agreement with NRCCUA, Chegg anticipates a restructuring charge of approximately $1.0 million, the majority of which will occur in Q1 2017 and which will appear in Chegg's Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than March 16, 2017.

    ABOUT CHEGG

    Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.

    About NRCCUA((R))

    The National Research Center for College & University Admissions(TM) is an educational data platform and research organization based in Lee's Summit, Missouri and Austin, Texas. For 44 years, NRCCUA has been a leading provider of data, technology and programs servicing public and private colleges and universities to enhance their marketing and recruiting efforts. These solutions represent the link between students making important life decisions and providing the resources and information they need to succeed in their post-secondary educations and careers. NRCCUA is part of Sterling Partners' Education Opportunity Fund. For more information, visit nrccua.org.

    SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

    This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including Chegg's belief that its partnership with NRCCUA will improve student outcomes in the college selection process, will provide new and enhanced program offerings, will significantly expand the institutional reach of Chegg and will allow Chegg to help more students than before connect with an expanded number of schools; and that Chegg expects approximately a $1.0 million restructuring charge attributable to its partnership with NRCCUA. Therefore, actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. For information regarding other related risks, see the "Risk Factors" section of Chegg's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on November 7, 2016 and Chegg's other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of Chegg's SEC filings on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or at Chegg's Investor Relations website at investor.chegg.com. The forward-looking statements included herein are made only as of the date hereof, and Chegg undertakes an obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason except as required by law.

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/133003/chegg_logo.jpg Chegg, Inc.

    CONTACT: Tracey Ford, ir@chegg.com; Media contact, Usher Lieberman,
    press@chegg.com

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




    Cognizant Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, WorldwideOpen Platform Cognizant QA Hub Provides Suite of Digital Assurance Solutions

    TEANECK, N.J., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant today announced that it has been recognized by Gartner for the third consecutive year as a Leader in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide." The newly released report evaluates 18 application testing service providers on their completeness of vision and ability to execute across a variety of criteria. The criteria include quality and efficacy of processes, systems, methods or procedures, that enable IT provider performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation and their ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces and how well they map to the Gartner position.

    Leaders are defined by Gartner as "performing well today, gaining traction and mind share in the market; they have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. Leaders generally have a global client base; a track record of complex, global engagements that support business transformation; and well-balanced business, process, and industry consulting, implementation and service management capabilities that are supported by rigorous tools and methodologies."

    "We are pleased to be named a Leader for the third consecutive year in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide," said Anbu Muppidathi, Global Markets Leader for Quality Engineering and Assurance at Cognizant. "Quality is key to creating memorable customer experiences in an increasingly digital world. Our dedicated assurance practice helps clients deliver applications with quality at speed to meet their digital aspirations. Through our open platform, Cognizant QA Hub, we enable best-in-class digital assurance solutions that assure business outcomes for our clients."

    Read the November 2016 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide" by Susanne Matson, Patrick J. Sullivan, and Gilbert van der Heiden.

    About the Magic Quadrant
    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

    About Cognizant
    Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centres worldwide and approximately 255,800 employees as of September 30, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cognizant-named-a-leader-in-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-application-testing-services-worldwide-300393864.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/337585/cognizant_logo.jpg Cognizant

    CONTACT: U.S.: Rick Lacroix, +1-201-470-8961, rick.lacroix@cognizant.com;
    Europe: Grazia Valentino-Boschi, + 33 (0)6 07 85 80 63,
    grazia@cognizant.com; Asia-Pac: Harsh Kabra, +91-855-188-2111,
    harsh.kabra@cognizant.com

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




    Phoenix New Media Announces Extension of Loans to Yidian

    BEIJING, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company") , a leading new media company in China, today announced that its board of directors has authorized the Company to revise and extend the term of two loans previously granted to Particle Inc. ("Particle") from six (6) months to twelve (12) months. One of these loans with a principal amount of US$14.8 million was granted in August 2016 (the "August 2016 Loan") and will mature in August 2017 after the extension. The other loan with a principal amount of approximately US$6.8 million (equivalent of approximately RMB46 million) was granted in November 2016 and will mature in November 2017 after the extension. The remaining RMB74 million of loan that the Company's board of directors previously authorized the Company to grant to Particle was granted on January 20, 2017 and has a term of twelve (12) months as well. Particle may, with prior notice to the Company, prepay all or any portion of the loans granted in November 2016 and January 2017. In connection with the extension, Particle has granted the Company the right to convert, at the Company's option, all or a portion of the August 2016 Loan (including principal and interests) into Series D1 preferred shares to be issued by Particle on or before August 9, 2017.

    Particle owns Yidian Zixun ("Yidian"), a rapidly-growing personalized news and life-style information application in China, which allows users to efficiently define and explore individualized content over mobile devices. The Company currently owns approximately 47.8% of the total outstanding shares of Particle and will be able to consolidate Particle's financial statements into the Company once Yidian's user base reaches a certain level.

    About Phoenix New Media Limited

    Phoenix New Media Limited is the leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile and TV channels in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet and through their mobile devices. Phoenix New Media's platform includes its ifeng.com channel, consisting of its ifeng.com website and web-based game platform, its video channel, comprised of its dedicated video vertical and mobile video services, and its mobile channel, including its mobile Internet website, mobile applications and mobile value-added services.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Phoenix New Media's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Phoenix New Media may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Forms 20-F and 6-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Phoenix New Media's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the Company's goals and strategies; the Company's future business development, financial condition and results of operations; the expected growth of the online and mobile advertising, online video and mobile paid service markets in China; the Company's reliance on online advertising and MVAS for the majority of its total revenues; the Company's expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its services; the Company's expectations regarding the retention and strengthening of its relationships with advertisers, partners and customers; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly operating results; the Company's plans to enhance its user experience, infrastructure and service offerings; the Company's reliance on mobile operators in China to provide most of its MVAS; changes by mobile operators in China to their policies for MVAS; competition in its industry in China; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to the Company. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its registration statement on Form F-1, as amended, and its annual report on Form 20-F. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Phoenix New Media does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

    For investor and media inquiries please contact:

    Phoenix New Media Limited
    Matthew Zhao
    Email: investorrelations@ifeng.com

    ICR, Inc.
    Vera Tang
    Tel: +1 (646) 277-1215
    Email: investorrelations@ifeng.com

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    Phoenix New Media Limited



    Regal Beloit Corporation To Hold Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call On Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    BELOIT, Wis., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Beloit Corporation announced today that it plans to release its fourth quarter 2016 financial results after the market closes on Monday, February 6, 2017.

    Regal will hold a conference call to discuss the earnings release at 9:00 AM CST (10:00 AM EST) on February 7, 2017. Individuals who would like to participate by phone should dial 888-317-6003 and enter 1634483 when prompted. International callers should dial 1-412-317-6061 and enter 1634483 when prompted. To view the presentation during the call, please follow this link to Regal's Investors page:
    http://investors.regalbeloit.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=116222&p=irol-presentations

    To listen to the live audio and view the presentation via the internet, please go to: http://services.choruscall.com/links/rbc170207JifRoULL.html

    A telephone replay of the call will be available through May 9, 2017, at 877-344-7529, conference ID 10099586. International callers should call 1-412-317-0088 using the same conference ID. A webcast replay will be available until May 9, 2017, and can be accessed at: http://investors.regalbeloit.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=116222&p=irol-calendarPast

    Regal Beloit Corporation is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products serving markets throughout the world. The company is comprised of three business segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions. Regal is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit RegalBeloit.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/regal-beloit-corporation-to-hold-fourth-quarter-2016-earnings-conference-call-on-tuesday-february-7-2017-300393846.html

    Regal Beloit Corporation

    CONTACT: Robert Cherry, Vice President - Investor Relations, PH:
    608-361-7530, Email: robert.cherry@regalbeloit.com

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




    FinTech Acquisition Corp. II Announces Pricing of $153,000,000 Initial Public Offering

    NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FinTech Acquisition Corp. II (the "Company"), a blank-check company formed for the purpose of acquiring or merging with one or more businesses or entities in the financial technology industry, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 15,300,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, for gross proceeds to the Company of $153,000,000. The Company's units will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "FNTEU" and will begin trading on January 20, 2017. Each unit issued in the offering consists of one share of the Company's common stock and one-half of one warrant, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade. The closing of the offering is anticipated to take place on or about January 25, 2017.

    Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is serving as the sole book-running manager and Northland Capital Markets as co-manager for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,295,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

    A registration statement relating to the units and the underlying securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 19, 2017. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    This offering was made my means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained for free by visiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. at 499 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022, Attn: Kevin Brennan, kbrennan@cantor.com, 212-915-1970.

    This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the initial public offering. No assurance can be given that such offering will be completed on the terms described, or at all. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company's registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. Northland Capital Markets is the trade name for certain capital markets and investment banking services of Northland Securities, Inc., member of FINRA/SIPC.

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    FinTech Acquisition Corp. II

    CONTACT: James J. McEntee, III, President and Chief Financial Officer,
    FinTech Acquisition Corp. II, jmcentee@fintechacquisition.com, (212)
    735-1498




    NQ Mobile Inc. Announces Appointment of New Director

    BEIJING, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile Inc. ("NQ Mobile" or the "Company"), a leading global provider of mobile internet services, today announced the appointment of Mr. Jian Qi as an independent director on the board of directors of the Company (the "Board") and a member of the audit committee of the Board, effective as of January 19, 2017. Mr. William Tiewei Li stepped down as a member of the audit committee to the Board while continuing to serve as an independent director of the Board as well as a member of the compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee of the Board, effective as of January 19, 2017.

    Mr. Jian Qi has served as a director of LeadSec Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. since 2006, and as the vice chairman and director of Beijing Venustech Inc. since 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Qi was the vice president of system integration division of AsiaInfo Technologies (China), Inc. from 1995 to 2004, and had participated in the development of the backbone internet networks for major internet operators in China and the development of CDMA network and video conference system for China Unicom. Mr. Qi received a bachelor's degree from PLA University of Science and Technology in 1979.

    About NQ Mobile

    NQ Mobile Inc. is a leading global provider of mobile internet services. NQ Mobile's portfolio of offerings includes mobile game publishing platforms, mobile advertising platforms, mobile entertainment applications and platforms, mobile security and productivity applications and other mobile applications. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates, but involve a number of unknown risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

    INVESTOR RELATIONS:

    NQ Mobile Inc.
    Email: investors@nq.com
    Phone: +1 469 310 5281
    Phone: +86 10 6452 2017
    Twitter: @NQMobileIR

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nq-mobile-inc-announces-appointment-of-new-director-300394106.html

    NQ Mobile Inc.

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

    Honeywell Files Lawsuit Against Code Corporation Claiming Widespread Patent InfringementAllegations involve multiple patents related to Honeywell's bar code scanning technology

    FORT MILL, S.C., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell , an industry leader in scanning and productivity solutions, today filed a lawsuit against Code Corp., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based company that manufactures bar code readers, in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, accusing the company of widespread patent infringement.

    The lawsuit alleges infringement of multiple patents related to Honeywell's bar code scanning technology. The patents involved in the lawsuit are for Honeywell innovations that make bar code readers easier to use and operate faster and more accurately.

    "Honeywell has and continues to invest millions of dollars in developing new, innovative products and offerings," said Lisa London, president of Honeywell's Productivity Products business. "We welcome competition, but we have zero tolerance for those who infringe our intellectual property. Protecting patents is critical to ensuring a level playing field for all market players."

    "We helped pioneer the bar code scanning market in the 1970s, and over the years our new innovations have helped thousands of retailers, distributors, healthcare organizations and industrial users achieve significant improvements in efficiency, speed and accuracy in their operations," London said. "Fair competition means respecting the patent rights of others."

    The lawsuit seeks to prevent Code from using Honeywell's patented technology in its bar code readers, including the CR2600, and to recover damages caused by the infringement. The specific Honeywell patents involved are:

    --  U.S. Patent No. 6,039,258: "Hand-held portable data collection terminal
    system"
    
    --  U.S. Patent No. 6,249,008: "Code reader having replaceable optics
    assemblies supporting multiple illuminators"
    
    --  U.S. Patent No. 6,491,223: "Autodiscriminating Optical Reader"
    
    --  U.S. Patent No. 6,538,413: "Battery pack with capacity and pre-removal
    indicators"
    
    --  U.S. Patent No. 6,607,128: "Optical assembly for bar code scanner"
    
    --  U.S. Patent No. 8,096,472: "Image sensor assembly for optical reader"
    

    Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. We also manufacture and sell a broad portfolio of footwear for work, play and outdoor activities, including XtraTuf(TM) and Muck Boot(TM) brand footwear.

    Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

    Contact:
    Eric Krantz
    +1 704-780-0493 (mobile)
    eric.krantz@honeywell.com

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    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/276137/honeywell_logo.jpg Honeywell

    Web site: https://www.honeywell.com/

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