Companies news of 2017-01-23 (page 1)

  • Vantiv to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results on February 1
  • Microsoft celebrates Canada's 150th by taking learning beyond the classroom walls
  • Sanmina Corporation Invites You To Join Its Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Earnings Conference...
  • Chegg to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results
  • Sinclair To Report Fourth Quarter 2016 Results On February 22, 2017 At 7:30am (Eastern...
  • DHI Group, Inc. Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Earnings Release and...
  • CDK Global and NAMAD Establish "Fueling Careers" Scholarship ProgramHelping Build a...
  • Microsoft celebrates Canada's 150th by taking learning beyond the classroom walls
  • ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017Revenue increased...
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    Vantiv to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results on February 1

    CINCINNATI, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantiv, Inc. , a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that it will host a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET. A press release with fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results will be issued at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET that same day.

    The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (877) 627-6544, or for international callers (719) 325-4826, and referencing conference code 1135169. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and can be accessed by dialing (888) 203-1112, or for international callers (719) 457-0820, and entering replay passcode 1135169. The replay will be available through Feb. 15, 2017. The call will also be webcast live from the company's investor relations website at http://investors.vantiv.com. Following completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on the website.

    ABOUT VANTIV, INC.
    Vantiv, Inc. is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, eCommerce, and merchant bank. Visit us at the new www.vantiv.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

    (C) 2017 Vantiv, LLC. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced herein are the property of their respective owners. Vantiv and other Vantiv products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Vantiv, LLC in the U.S. and other countries.

    CONTACTS Nathan Rozof, CFA Andrew Ciafardini Investor Relations Corporate Communications 866.254.4811 or 513.900.4811 513.900.5308 IR@vantiv.com andrew.ciafardini@vantiv.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vantiv-to-announce-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2016-financial-results-on-february-1-300395002.html

    Vantiv, Inc.

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




    Microsoft celebrates Canada's 150th by taking learning beyond the classroom walls

    Toronto Zoo hosts its first Skype virtual field trip with students in Port Alberni, B.C.

    TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, in celebration of Canada's 150(th) anniversary of Confederation and Microsoft's ongoing commitment to making education immersive, inclusive, and inspirational, the Company announced the launch of Explore. Teach. Build. Designed for K-12 classrooms, the campaign gives Canadian students the opportunity to learn more about their country - without leaving their classroom.

    "We believe that technology in the classroom creates new learning opportunities, regardless of their location," said Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada. "In celebration of Canada's 150(th) anniversary, Microsoft Canada is helping to break down barriers in an innovative way and inspire students to explore every corner of this great country."

    In celebration of Canada's 150(th), Microsoft invited students from Port Alberni, B.C. to explore in partnership, one of Canada's premier destinations - the Toronto Zoo - at no cost through the power of Skype. The virtual visit provided students with an opportunity to build a deeper understanding of Canada, and what it means to be Canadian through an 'immersive learning adventure' with the Zoo's Great Lakes conservation program.

    "The Toronto Zoo is proud to partner with Microsoft on the launch of the new Explore. Teach. Build. education program that will benefit thousands of students across Canada," says John Tracogna, CEO Toronto Zoo. "From over 4,000 kilometers away, students connected one-on-one with the Zoo's Curator of Fishes to learn about the importance of our Great Lakes and what they can do in their communities to face the challenges in the coming decades."

    Using a single classroom device, teachers can take their students to destinations around Canada and give them an opportunity to interact in real-time with tour guides and educators at heritage sites and points of interests - inspiring Canada's next generation of explorers and innovators. Additionally, teachers can leverage the lesson plans created for each location and easily integrate into their existing curriculum.

    "Our class studied salmon last year, and this year we are making connections about fishing and salmon to our Social Studies unit on the West Coast First Nations People," says Kristine Clark, grade 3 and 4 teacher with Wood Elementary School from Port Alberni, B.C. "We figured out the perfect link among programs - using what we learn from class, to create a Minecraft First Nations village that centres on seaside living and fishing. The students are beyond excited about all of it!"

    To continue the learning experience, students have the chance to participate in the Explore. Teach. Build. Challenge. The challenge allows for classrooms to create a Canadian moment or favourite part of the virtual trip using Minecraft: Education Edition and share them online using Office 365 Sway or Mix presentations.

    Microsoft's Explore. Build. Teach. program is endorsed by WE.org. Microsoft will also be providing a variety of free resources to help educators participate, including Teacher Ambassadors who will be on hand to offer free professional development workshops focused on Minecraft: Education Edition. Virtual Field Trips will be available at all Microsoft Store locations across Canada for students to explore Canada's history and educators will also be able to request a set of Windows 10 HP devices with Minecraft: Education Edition installed. To learn more, visit microsoft.ca/exploreteachbuild.

    About Microsoft Canada
    Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering innovation, prosperity and security through great software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.

    About Toronto Zoo
    The Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo and a national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations. More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats - from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors each year. Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Look for these logos whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit caza.ca and aza.org

    Microsoft Canada Inc.

    CONTACT: Microsoft: Natasha Beynon, Tel: 416-262-8488, Email:
    beynon@veritasinc.com; Toronto Zoo: Cynthia Shipley, Tel: 416-392-5938,
    Email: cshipley@torontozoo.ca




    Sanmina Corporation Invites You To Join Its Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanmina Corporation announced today that it will host its fiscal 2017 first quarter earnings conference call on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET. Mr. Jure Sola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sanmina Corporation, will lead the call.

    What: Sanmina Corporation's Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Earnings When: Monday, January 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET Web Link: www.sanmina.com Teleconference Dial in Number: 877.273.6760 - Domestic 706.634.6605 - International Information: Contact: Sanmina Investor Relations at +1.408.964.3610

    About Sanmina
    Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, energy and industries that include embedded computing technologies such as, point of sale devices, casino gaming and automotive. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at http://www.sanmina.com.

    Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/SF30965LOGO

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sanmina-corporation-invites-you-to-join-its-fiscal-2017-first-quarter-earnings-conference-call-300394945.html

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/SF30965LOGO Sanmina Corporation

    CONTACT: Paige Bombino, Vice President, Investor Relations,
    +1.408.964.3610

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




    Chegg to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, Inc. , the Student Hub(R), today announced that it is scheduled to release its earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 ended December 31, 2016, on Monday, February 13, 2017, after the market close. Chegg will host a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full year financial results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) on the same day.

    To access the call, please dial 1-877-407-4018, or outside the U.S. +1-201-689-8471 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (or 4:30p.m. Eastern Standard Time). A live webcast of the call will also be available at http://investor.chegg.com under the Events & Presentations menu.

    An audio replay will be available beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 13, 2017, until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 20, 2017, by calling 1-844-512-2921, or outside the U.S. +1-412-317-6671, with Conference ID 13652986. An audio archive of the call will also be available at http://investor.chegg.com.

    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.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chegg-to-announce-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2016-financial-results-300395014.html

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

    CONTACT: Investor contact: Tracey Ford, ir@chegg.com; or Media contact:
    Usher Lieberman, press@chegg.com, 408-785-2028

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




    Sinclair To Report Fourth Quarter 2016 Results On February 22, 2017 At 7:30am (Eastern Time)

    BALTIMORE, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. will report its fourth quarter 2016 earnings results at 7:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, followed by a conference call to discuss the results at 9:30 a.m. ET.

    The dial-in number for the earnings call is 877-407-8033.

    If you plan to participate on the conference call, please call two minutes prior to the start time and tell the conference operator that the subject of the conference is the "Sinclair Earnings Conference Call."

    If you cannot participate in the live conference call, a replay of the call and the earnings release will be available on Sinclair Broadcast Group's web site at www.sbgi.net. This will be the only venue through which a replay will be available.

    Members of the news media will be welcome on the call in a listen-only mode. Key executives will be made available to members of the news media, time permitting, following the conference call.

    The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information and can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sinclair-to-report-fourth-quarter-2016-results-on-february-22-2017-at-730am-eastern-time-300394972.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/455827/Sinclair_Broadcast_Group_Logo.jpg Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Lucy Rutishauser, SVP Chief Financial Officer, 410-568-1500

    Web site: http://www.sbgi.net/




    DHI Group, Inc. Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DHI Group, Inc. ("DHI" or the "Company"), a leading online career resource and talent acquisition platform for technology professionals and other select professional communities, will issue its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results before the stock market opens on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 8:30 AM Eastern Time. Speaking on the call will be Michael Durney, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Luc Gregoire, Chief Financial Officer.

    Conference Call Information

    Shareholders, investors and analysts may register for the call in the following ways:

    --  Pre-register to receive a unique PIN to gain immediate access on the day
    of the call. You can pre-register for the call by clicking here.
    http://dpregister.com/10099245
    --  Join the call, without pre-registering, on the day of the event by
    dialing 1-844-890-1790 or for international callers by dialing
    1-412-380-7407. Please ask to be joined to the DHI Group, Inc. call.
    --  Listen to the webcast live from the Company's website in the Investor
    Relations section under Presentations & Events at www.dhigroupinc.com
    

    A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 or 1-412-317-0088 for international callers; the replay passcode is 10099245. The replay will be available until February 14, 2017.

    Investor Contact
    Brendan Metrano
    VP, Investor Relations
    DHI Group, Inc.
    212-448-4181
    ir@dhigroupinc.com

    Media Contact
    Rachel Ceccarelli
    Director, Corporate Communications
    DHI Group, Inc.
    212-448-8288
    media@dhigroupinc.com

    About DHI Group, Inc.

    DHI Group, Inc. is a leading provider of data, insights and employment connections through our specialized services for professional communities including technology and security clearance, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality. Our mission is to empower professionals and organizations to compete and win through expert insights and relevant employment connections. Employers and recruiters use our websites and services to source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly-skilled occupations, while professionals use our websites and services to find the best employment opportunities in and the most timely news and information about their respective areas of expertise. For over 25 years, we have built our company on providing employers and recruiters with efficient access to high-quality, unique professional communities, and offering the professionals in those communities access to highly-relevant career opportunities, news, tools and information. Today, we serve multiple markets located throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dhi-group-inc-announces-timing-of-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2016-earnings-release-and-conference-call-300394844.html

    DHI Group, Inc.

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




    CDK Global and NAMAD Establish "Fueling Careers" Scholarship ProgramHelping Build a Pipeline of Minority Talent and Make a Difference in Students' Lives

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CDK Global, Inc. announced today that it has established with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) a new scholarship program for ethnic minority high school students of dealership managers who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue a college education.

    The "Fueling Careers" Scholarship Program, funded by CDK Global, will award up to five $10,000 scholarships each year to high school seniors entering an accredited college or university. NAMAD members will have the opportunity to select a dealership manager to participate in the program.

    "The Fueling Careers Program is designed to help ethnic minority high school students get the edge they need to fuel their educations, their goals and their careers," said Tony Graham, chief customer experience officer and co-chair Corporate Responsibility Council at CDK Global. "We are honored to work with NAMAD to create this program that can really make a difference in a young person's life."

    "At NAMAD we strive to build a strong pipeline of future talent for the automotive industry," said Damon Lester, NAMAD president. "CDK Global and NAMAD have a long history of working together to support our minority dealer community, and this program is a very innovative way to identify and grow talent from within our minority dealer body."

    CDK Global is initiating the program with a three-year commitment that includes $150,000 in scholarship funding. The initiative demonstrates CDK Global and NAMAD's shared commitment to helping build strong leaders and a strong pipeline of minority talent for the next generation.

    The scholarship application and award process will be managed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), and award recipients will be selected based upon both academic merit and financial need. Dealership managers with high school students will complete an online application and must satisfy all eligibility requirements. Applications and program information can be found at http://programs.applyISTS.com/FuelingCareers.

    About CDK Global
    With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK's solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit www.cdkglobal.com

    About The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
    The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers' (NAMAD) objective is to pursue the meaningful presence and participation of minority businesses and diverse employees across all aspects of the automotive economic sector, including:

    --  Increasing the number of minority-owned dealerships in communities
    across America.
    --  Advocating workplace and supplier diversity in the automotive
    manufacturing environment.
    --  Supporting minority engagement in the automotive retail sales and
    service sectors.
    

    We are committed to developing strategic relationships and advocating for the advancement of business policies and practices that ensure diversity and economic parity remain a priority in all aspects of the American automotive industry.

    NAMAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. For information on National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers visit www.namad.org. http://www.namad.org/

    About International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS)
    Founded in 1985, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. provides comprehensive scholarship, grant, tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement program management. ISTS is a 100% women-owned company, focused on offering cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions to corporations, foundations, associations, unions and other scholarship-granting organizations worldwide. For more information about ISTS, visit http://www.applyISTS.com.

    Media Contact:

    Jennifer Nagy
    847.363.4373
    Jennifer.Nagy@cdk.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cdk-global-and-namad-establish-fueling-careers-scholarship-program-300394797.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/460020/CDK_Global_Logo.jpg CDK Global

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




    Microsoft celebrates Canada's 150th by taking learning beyond the classroom walls

    Toronto Zoo hosts its first Skype virtual field trip with students in Port Alberni, B.C.

    TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, in celebration of Canada's 150(th) anniversary of Confederation and Microsoft's ongoing commitment to making education immersive, inclusive, and inspirational, the Company announced the launch of Explore. Teach. Build. Designed for K-12 classrooms, the campaign gives Canadian students the opportunity to learn more about their country - without leaving their classroom.

    "We believe that technology in the classroom creates new learning opportunities, regardless of their location," said Janet Kennedy, President of Microsoft Canada. "In celebration of Canada's 150(th) anniversary, Microsoft Canada is helping to break down barriers in an innovative way and inspire students to explore every corner of this great country."

    In celebration of Canada's 150(th), Microsoft invited students from Port Alberni, B.C. to explore in partnership, one of Canada's premier destinations - the Toronto Zoo - at no cost through the power of Skype. The virtual visit provided students with an opportunity to build a deeper understanding of Canada, and what it means to be Canadian through an 'immersive learning adventure' with the Zoo's Great Lakes conservation program.

    "The Toronto Zoo is proud to partner with Microsoft on the launch of the new Explore. Teach. Build. education program that will benefit thousands of students across Canada," says John Tracogna, CEO Toronto Zoo. "From over 4,000 kilometers away, students connected one-on-one with the Zoo's Curator of Fishes to learn about the importance of our Great Lakes and what they can do in their communities to face the challenges in the coming decades."

    Using a single classroom device, teachers can take their students to destinations around Canada and give them an opportunity to interact in real-time with tour guides and educators at heritage sites and points of interests - inspiring Canada's next generation of explorers and innovators. Additionally, teachers can leverage the lesson plans created for each location and easily integrate into their existing curriculum.

    "Our class studied salmon last year, and this year we are making connections about fishing and salmon to our Social Studies unit on the West Coast First Nations People," says Kristine Clark, grade 3 and 4 teacher with Wood Elementary School from Port Alberni, B.C. "We figured out the perfect link among programs - using what we learn from class, to create a Minecraft First Nations village that centres on seaside living and fishing. The students are beyond excited about all of it!"

    To continue the learning experience, students have the chance to participate in the Explore. Teach. Build. Challenge. The challenge allows for classrooms to create a Canadian moment or favourite part of the virtual trip using Minecraft: Education Edition and share them online using Office 365 Sway or Mix presentations.

    Microsoft's Explore. Build. Teach. program is endorsed by WE.org. Microsoft will also be providing a variety of free resources to help educators participate, including Teacher Ambassadors who will be on hand to offer free professional development workshops focused on Minecraft: Education Edition. Virtual Field Trips will be available at all Microsoft Store locations across Canada for students to explore Canada's history and educators will also be able to request a set of Windows 10 HP devices with Minecraft: Education Edition installed. To learn more, visit microsoft.ca/exploreteachbuild.

    About Microsoft Canada
    Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering innovation, prosperity and security through great software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.

    About Toronto Zoo
    The Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo and a national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations. More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats - from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors each year. Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Look for these logos whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit caza.ca and aza.org

    Microsoft Canada Inc.

    CONTACT: Microsoft: Natasha Beynon, Tel: 416-262-8488, Email:
    beynon@veritasinc.com; Toronto Zoo: Cynthia Shipley, Tel: 416-392-5938,
    Email: cshipley@torontozoo.ca




    ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017Revenue increased 17% to $530.4 million; up 18% on a constant currency basisGAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.54; non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.73Operating cash flow of $119.9 million in the second quarter

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed Inc. today announced results for its quarter ended December 31, 2016. Revenue for the quarter was $530.4 million, a 17 percent increase compared to the same period of the prior year. Excluding the contribution from the Brightree business acquired in April 2016, revenue for the quarter was $496.6 million, a 9 percent increase.

    "We had a strong quarter with 18 percent constant currency revenue growth led by solid growth in our Brightree software offerings and global device sales," said Mick Farrell, ResMed's chief executive officer. "We continue to pioneer game-changing products and create value with our solutions. This quarter we announced: FDA clearance for the world's smallest travel CPAP; the creation of SleepScore Labs to focus on consumer sleep wellness; reaching the milestone of one billion nights of sleep data; and new research demonstrating that the use of myAir(TM) significantly improves patient adherence to sleep therapy in Europe."

    Farrell concluded, "We are focused on our goal of changing the lives of 20 million patients by 2020 and we continue to lead the industry through an exciting pipeline of new products and connected care solutions that improve patient outcomes, create efficiencies for our homecare customers, and help physicians and providers better manage chronic disease and lower healthcare costs."

    Analysis of second quarter results
    Second quarter revenue in the Americas was $326.8 million, a 21 percent increase over the same period of the prior year. This included Brightree revenue of $33.8 million. Excluding Brightree, revenue in the Americas was $293.0 million, a 9 percent increase over the prior year. Revenue in combined EMEA and APAC was $203.6 million, an increase of 13 percent on a constant currency basis, compared to the same period of the prior year.

    Gross margin in the second quarter was 58.3 percent, higher than the prior year's quarter gross margin of 58.1 percent, excluding the prior year release of $2.4 million in accrued expenses associated with the SERVE-HF field safety notice. The improvement in gross margin compared to prior year's quarter was due to manufacturing and procurement efficiencies and an incremental contribution from the Brightree acquisition, partly offset by changes in product mix and declines in average selling prices.

    Income from operations for the quarter was $96.9 million, a 10 percent decline compared with the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Non-GAAP income from operations for the quarter was $131.6 million, a 13 percent increase compared to the same period of the prior year.

    Selling, general and administrative expenses were $139.3 million, an 18 percent increase over the same period in the prior year, also an 18 percent increase on a constant currency basis. SG&A expenses increased to 26.3 percent of revenue in the quarter, compared with 26.0 percent reported in the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

    Research and development expenses were $38.2 million, or 7.2 percent of revenue. R&D expenses increased by 32 percent compared with the same period last year, or a 28 percent increase on a constant currency basis.

    Amortization of acquired intangible assets was $11.7 million during the quarter, an increase of $7.3 million compared with the same period last year. The increase in amortization of acquired intangible assets was primarily due to the amortization expense associated with the Brightree and Inova acquisitions. Stock-based compensation costs incurred during the quarter of $10.8 million consisted of expenses associated with employee equity grants, and our employee stock purchase plan.

    Net income for the quarter was $76.7 million, a 20 percent decrease compared to the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income was $103.3 million, a 1 percent increase compared to the prior year.

    Non-GAAP measures adjust for amortization of acquired intangibles, litigation settlement expenses, acquisition related expenses associated with additional contingent consideration on recent acquisitions and restructuring expenses.

    GAAP diluted earnings per share for the quarter decreased 21 percent to $0.54. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.73 were consistent with the same period of the prior year.

    Cash flow from operations for the quarter was $119.9 million compared to net income in the current quarter of $76.7 million.

    Dividend program
    The ResMed board of directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share. The dividend will have a record date of February 9, 2017, payable on March 16, 2017. The dividend will be paid in U.S. currency to holders of ResMed's common stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Holders of Chess Depositary Instruments trading on the Australian Securities Exchange will receive an equivalent amount in Australian currency, based on the exchange rate on the record date, and reflecting the 10:1 ratio between CDIs and NYSE shares. The ex-dividend date will be February 8, 2017 for common stock holders and for CDI holders. ResMed has received a waiver from the ASX's settlement operating rules, which will allow ResMed to defer processing conversions between its common stock and CDI registers from February 7, 2017 through February 9, 2017 inclusive.

    Webcast details
    ResMed will discuss its financial and business results and outlook on its webcast at 1:30 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time today. The live webcast of the call can be accessed on ResMed's Investor Relations website at investor.resmed.com. Please go to this section of the website and click on the icon for the "Q2 2017 earnings webcast" to register and listen to the live webcast. The online archive of the broadcast will be available on ResMed's website after the live call. In addition, a telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call by dialing 855-859-2056 (U.S.) and +1 404-537-3406 (international) and entering a passcode of 40778584. The telephone replay will be available until February 6, 2017.

    About ResMed
    ResMed changes lives with award-winning medical devices and cutting-edge cloud-based software applications that better diagnose, treat and manage sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic diseases. ResMed is a global leader in connected care, with more than 2 million patients remotely monitored every day. Our 5,000-strong team is committed to creating the world's best tech-driven medical device company - improving quality of life, reducing the impact of chronic disease, and saving healthcare costs in more than 100 countries.

    Safe harbor statement
    Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements as contemplated by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements - including statements regarding ResMed's projections of future revenue or earnings, expenses, new product development, new product launches and new markets for its products and the integration of acquisitions - are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to materially differ from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties are discussed in ResMed's periodic reports on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. ResMed does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

    RESMED INC AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2016 2015 2016 2015 ---- ---- ---- ---- Net revenue $530,397 $454,540 $995,846 $866,187 Cost of sales 221,326 190,433 412,522 363,461 Astral field safety notification expenses (1) - - 5,070 - SERVE-HF accrual release (1) - (2,402) - (2,402) Gross profit 309,071 266,509 578,254 505,128 ------------ ------- ------- ------- ------- Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 139,307 118,219 268,158 229,314 Research and development 38,190 28,970 72,637 56,162 Restructuring expenses (1) 4,413 6,914 4,413 6,914 Litigation settlement expenses (1) 8,500 - 8,500 - Acquisition related expenses (1) 10,076 - 10,076 - Amortization of acquired intangible assets (1) 11,690 4,429 23,431 6,736 Total operating expenses 212,176 158,532 387,215 299,126 --------------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Income from operations (1) 96,895 107,977 191,039 206,002 --------------- ------ ------- ------- ------- Other income (expenses), net: Interest income (expense), net (2,437) 2,476 (4,929) 5,898 Other, net 1,749 3,242 3,021 1,239 Total other income (expenses), net (688) 5,718 (1,908) 7,137 ---------------- ---- ----- ------ ----- Income before income taxes 96,207 113,695 189,131 213,139 ------------- ------ ------- ------- ------- Income taxes excluding ASU 2016-09 (2) 19,439 23,178 38,735 42,220 Income taxes relating to ASU 2016-09 (2) 25 (5,059) (2,453) (7,574) Total income taxes 19,464 18,119 36,282 34,646 ------------ ------ ------ ------ ------ Net income (1) $76,743 $95,576 $152,849 $178,493 ------------- ------- ------- -------- -------- Basic earnings per share $0.54 $0.68 $1.08 $1.27 Diluted earnings per share $0.54 $0.68 $1.08 $1.26 Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (1) $0.73 $0.73 $1.34 $1.32 Basic shares outstanding 141,310 139,926 141,048 140,118 Diluted shares outstanding 142,097 141,423 141,982 141,837 -------------- ------- ------- ------- -------

    (1) See the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures in the table at the end of the press release. (2) As a result of the adoption of ASU 2016-09 "Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting" during the quarter ended June 30, 2016 we now recognize an income tax impact relating to share-based payment transactions. The income taxes for the three and six months ended December 31, 2015 have been restated to reflect the adoption of the standard as the benefit was previously recorded as a reduction to Additional Capital.

    RESMED INC AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited - In thousands) December 31, June 30, 2016 2016 ---- ---- ASSETS: Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $788,146 $731,434 Accounts receivable, net 383,992 382,086 Inventories 253,108 224,456 Prepayments and other current assets 95,028 81,743 Total current assets 1,520,274 1,419,719 -------------------- --------- --------- Property, plant and equipment, net 375,928 384,276 Goodwill 1,046,304 1,059,245 Other intangibles, net 275,422 299,808 Deferred income taxes and other non-current assets 104,642 93,657 Total non-current assets 1,802,296 1,836,986 ------------------------ --------- --------- Total assets $3,322,570 $3,256,705 ------------ ---------- ---------- LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Current liabilities: Accounts payable $94,100 $92,571 Accrued expenses 216,225 156,805 Deferred revenue 46,389 50,009 Income taxes payable 25,869 39,166 Short-term debt 299,812 299,438 Total current liabilities 682,395 637,989 ------------------------- ------- ------- Non-current liabilities: Deferred income taxes 13,789 9,061 Deferred revenue 46,682 40,281 Other long term liabilities 864 1,211 Long-term debt 868,690 873,332 Total non-current liabilities 930,025 923,885 ----------------------------- ------- ------- Total liabilities 1,612,420 1,561,874 ----------------- --------- --------- STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Common stock 566 563 Additional paid-in capital 1,335,895 1,303,238 Retained earnings 2,220,283 2,160,299 Treasury stock (1,546,611) (1,546,611) Accumulated other comprehensive income (299,983) (222,658) --------------------- -------- -------- Total stockholders' equity $1,710,150 $1,694,831 -------------------------- ---------- ---------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $3,322,570 $3,256,705

    RESMED INC AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited - In thousands) Six Months Ended December 31, 2016 2015 ---- ---- Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $152,849 $178,493 Adjustment to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 55,504 39,920 Impairment of long-lived asset - 2,815 Stock-based compensation costs 22,802 23,841 Changes in fair value of business combination contingent consideration 10,076 - Impairment of cost-method investments 206 750 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions: Accounts receivable, net (7,080) 24,533 Inventories, net (36,104) 8,751 Prepaid expenses, net deferred income taxes and other current assets (15,197) 14,398 Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other 23,086 (13,279) Net cash provided by operating activities 206,142 280,222 ------------------------------ ------- ------- Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of property, plant and equipment (29,247) (30,934) Patent registration costs (4,603) (4,902) Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (3,184) (152,118) Investments in cost-method investments (3,867) (7,582) Proceeds /(Payments) on maturity of foreign currency contracts 8,209 (28,326) Net cash used in investing activities (32,692) (223,862) -------------------------- ------- -------- Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net 9,816 8,066 Purchases of treasury stock - (102,058) Payment of business combination contingent consideration - (1,120) Proceeds from borrowings, net of borrowing costs 75,000 200,000 Repayment of borrowings (80,000) (100,160) Dividends paid (92,865) (84,054) -------------- ------- ------- Net cash (used in) /provided by financing activities (88,049) (79,326) ------------------------------- ------- ------- Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (28,689) (35,479) ---------------------------------- ------- ------- Net increase /(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 56,712 (58,445) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 731,434 717,249 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $788,146 $658,804 ----------------------------------- -------- --------

    Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited) (In US$ thousands, except share and per share data) The measure, "non-GAAP income from operations" is reconciled with GAAP income from operations below: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended December 31 December 31, 2016 2015 2016 2015 ---- ---- ---- ---- GAAP income from operations $96,895 $107,977 $191,039 $206,002 SERVE-HF accrual release (A) - (2,402) - (2,402) Astral battery field safety notification expenses (A) - - 5,070 - Restructuring expenses (A) 4,413 6,914 4,413 6,914 Litigation settlement expenses (A) 8,500 - 8,500 - Acquisition related expenses (A) 10,076 - 10,076 - Amortization of acquired intangible assets (A) 11,690 4,429 23,431 6,736 Non-GAAP income from operations $131,574 $116,918 $242,529 $217,250 ---------------- -------- -------- -------- -------- The measures "non-GAAP net income" and "non-GAAP diluted earnings per share" are reconciled with GAAP net income and GAAP diluted earnings per share in the table below: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2016 2015 2016 2015 ---- ---- ---- ---- GAAP net income $76,743 $95,576 $152,849 $178,493 SERVE-HF accrual release, net of tax (A) - (1,682) - (1,682) Astral battery field safety notification expenses (A) - - 3,549 - Restructuring expenses, net of tax (A) 3,085 5,204 3,085 5,204 Litigation settlement expenses, net of tax (A) 5,392 - 5,392 - Acquisition related expenses (A) 10,076 - 10,076 - Amortization of acquired intangible assets, net of tax (A) 7,968 3,439 15,975 5,156 Non-GAAP net income (A) $103,264 $102,537 $190,926 $187,171 Diluted shares outstanding 142,097 141,423 141,982 141,837 GAAP diluted earnings per share $0.54 $0.68 $1.08 $1.26 ------------------- ----- ----- ----- ----- Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (A) $0.73 $0.73 $1.34 $1.32 ------------------- ----- ----- ----- -----

    (A) ResMed adjusts for the impact of the Astral battery field safety notification expenses, release of SERVE-HF accrual, restructuring expenses, litigation settlement expenses, acquisition related expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets from their evaluation of ongoing operations and believes investors benefit from adjusting these items to facilitate a more meaningful evaluation of current operating performance. ResMed believes that non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is an additional measure of performance investors can use to compare operating results between reporting periods. ResMed uses non-GAAP information internally in planning, forecasting, and evaluating the results of operations in the current period and in comparing it to past periods. ResMed believes this information provides investors better insight in evaluating ResMed's performance from core operations and provides consistent financial reporting. Our use of non-GAAP measures is intended to supplement, and not to replace, our presentation of net income and other GAAP measures. Like all non-GAAP measures, non-GAAP earnings are subject to inherent limitations because they do not include all the expenses that must be included under GAAP.

    Contacts: For Investors For News Media Agnes Lee Alison Graves O: 858-836-5971 O: 858-836-6789 investorrelations@resmed.com news@resmed.com

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




    LendingTree Announces Top Customer-Rated Lenders for Q3 2016

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LendingTree(R), a leading online loan marketplace, released today its quarterly list of the top customer-rated network lenders for the third quarter of 2016. Winners were based on a five-star quality review system for overall customer experience as determined by actual LendingTree users. The list features the top lenders in LendingTree's core financial marketplace categories: Home Lending, Personal Loans, Auto Loans, and Business Loans.

    The top lenders of Q3 2016 by rank are:

    Home Lending Category

    1. Veterans United Home Loans
    2. Triumph Lending
    3. Royal United Mortgage
    4. HomePlus Mortgage
    5. Wyndham Capital Mortgage
    6. North American Savings Bank
    7. Pulaski Bank Home Lending
    8. AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
    9. ConsumerDirect Mortgage, A Division of FirstBank
    10. Insight Loans (tie)
    10. Seckel Capital, LLC (tie)

    Personal Loans Category

    1. Lending Club
    2. OppLoans
    3. First Midwest Bank

    Auto Loans Category

    1. rateGenius
    2. up2drive - a division of BMW of North America
    3. iLendingDIRECT

    Business Loans Category

    1. Credibly
    2. RapidAdvance

    "The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates will likely encourage more consumers to be price-conscious when it comes to their loans," said Neil Salvage, President of LendingTree. "LendingTree enables borrowers to compare rates, offers, and lenders based on actual customer reviews across a network of over 450 lending partners. Customers who have used LendingTree save an average of over $14,000 on the total cost of their mortgage by comparing multiple offers from different lenders. LendingTree's network lenders strive for excellent customer service and according to LendingTree customers, these lenders came out on top in the third quarter. We're thrilled to have so many partners on our network who are dedicated to providing an excellent experience for borrowers."

    About LendingTree

    LendingTree(R) is the nation's leading online loan marketplace, empowering consumers as they comparison-shop across a full suite of loan and credit-based offerings. LendingTree provides an online marketplace which connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools and information to help consumers find the best loan. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 65 million loan requests. LendingTree provides free monthly credit scores through My LendingTree and access to its network of over 400 lenders offering home loans, personal loans, credit cards, student loans, personal loans, business loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, auto loans and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc.

    For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Megan Greuling
    704-943-8208
    Megan.Greuling@lendingtree.com

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




    Champs Sports(R) Releases Exclusive Timberland Boot with DJ Khaled

    BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Champs Sports today unveils its highly-anticipated, exclusive "Secure the Bag" Timberland boot. This premium boot is the latest collaboration between Champs Sports and Grammy-nominated artist, DJ Khaled. The boot is the final reveal within the partnership which rolled out earlier this month, commencing with the "Secure the Bag" retro video game launch. The branded boot is inspired by DJ Khaled, the CEO of We The Best Music Group, who also participated in the development of the product packaging and the video game.

    DJ Khaled's positive outlook on life resonates throughout the partnership in multiple, meaningful ways. As co-designer of the shoe, Khaled shares the message of "securing the bag," which artfully translates into enhancing one's future by securing the money. Aligning with the ongoing money theme, the DJ Khaled x Timberland boot debuts in a distinct forest green colorway with a pop of red on the boot's toggle -- signifying its connectivity to money and how it was previously printed with the red treasury seal. The 6-inch, direct - attach, seam-sealed waterproof boot features a premium suede upper and a padded collar for a comfortable fit around the ankle. The 400 grams of Prima Loft insulation results in the ultimate in weather-prevention lining and protection, while the rustproof hardware ensures a long-lasting wear. The durable rubber lug is ideal for traction and durability, and is equipped with exclusive anti-fatigue technology. This hybrid technology provides all-day comfort and support. To piece the custom boot together, the finishing touch is the 100% recycled nylon, re-engineered classic boot laces. All materials used to create this timeless product blend economic elements and sustainability.

    The collaborative boot appears throughout the "Secure the Bag" video game where it is used as a power tool on DJ Khaled's jet skiing journey through three time periods in Miami, Florida. The stages within the game include Pre-historic Miami, Viking Miami, and Future Miami. The video game is currently available using desktop and mobile access: http://www.champssports.com/ns/common/champssports/secure-the-bag/uat/.

    Users are also encouraged to share their game scores using #STBChallenge on their social channels to gauge their progress relative to their peers, and to capture Khaled's personal attention.

    The Timberland x DJ Khaled collaboration boot, priced at $200, launches today exclusively in Champs Sports stores nationwide and at www.champs.com

    For more information on "Secure the Bag", visit www.champssports.com.

    About Champs Sports:
    Champs Sports, a member of the Foot Locker, Inc. family, is one of the largest mall-based specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailers in North America. Its product categories include athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. This combination allows Champs Sports to differentiate itself from other mall-based stores by presenting complete product assortments for the sports lifestyle enthusiast. There are more than 550 Champs Sports stores located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/champs-sports-releases-exclusive-timberland-boot-with-dj-khaled-300394710.html

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    http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/459965/Champs_Sports_Logo.jpg Champs Sports

    CONTACT: Sandrine Charles Consulting, Sandrine Charles, 845-300-3942,
    Sandrine@sandrinecharles.com

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




    BBVA Compass Places Amazon Lockers in Select Austin Branches- Eleven Austin-area branches now feature Amazon Lockers for safe, secure and convenient package pickup- BBVA Compass offers some of the first Amazon Lockers in Austin, Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Riding the wave of next-gen delivery services, BBVA Compass today announced that it has been piloting Amazon Locker at 11 Austin-area BBVA Compass branches.

    The inclusion of this community centric amenity marks one of the first entries into Texas for the Amazon Locker program, and the first time Amazon Locker will be available with a bank in the United States. For BBVA Compass, the piloting program is in keeping with its laser focus on innovation and collaborating with those exploring new and better ways of delivering customer solutions.

    "BBVA Compass preaches disruption from within and without when it comes to creating the best possible solutions for its customers," said BBVA Compass Director of ATM Channel and Branch Strategy & Design Andres Cueto. "Amazon is much the same, constantly pushing the envelope in terms of providing new and differentiated products and services. We couldn't be more thrilled to offer Amazon Locker at our branches to our customers and the greater community."

    The fully automated Amazon Locker is a safe, secure and convenient solution for picking up Amazon orders. Customers can choose the service when checking out on Amazon.com, and upon delivery, the customer will receive an email with a code to enter at the Amazon Locker location. There is no additional cost to use Amazon Locker.

    BBVA Compass Austin branches with Amazon Lockers allow for 24-hour pickup, and include the following locations:

    --  Round Rock, 895 N. Interstate 35, Round Rock
    --  Redbud, 3740 Gattis School Road, Round Rock
    --  Cameron Road, 5720 Cameron Road, Austin
    --  Shoal Creek, 7951 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin
    --  Bee Cave, 12524 FM 2244, Bee Cave
    --  Volente, 11721 Ranch Road 620 N., Austin
    --  Allandale, 5600 Burnet Road, Austin
    --  Stassney, 1912 W. Stassney Lane, Austin
    --  Westbank, 3633 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills
    --  Downtown Austin, 321 W. 6(th) Street, Austin
    --  South Congress, 2401 S. Congress Avenue, Austin
    

    For more on the Amazon Locker program, please visit www.amazon.com/locker.

    About BBVA Group

    BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The BBVA Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico, has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States and is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's largest bank based on market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.

    About BBVA Compass

    BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 674 branches, including 345 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (4th). BBVA Compass was recently named Best Digital Bank in North America by global finance magazine Euromoney and the best regional bank in the South & West and best mobile app in Money magazine's 2015-2016 list of the Best Banks in America. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at bbvacompass.com, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com.

    Editor's Note:
    BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.

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    CONTACT: Christina Anderson, External Communications, Tel. 205-524-5214,
    christina.anderson@bbva.com, Follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter

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




    NextGenTel Received Report From Tax Audit

    OSLO, Norway, Jan 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian tax authorities (Skatt øst) have performed a tax audit of NextGenTel Holding ASA ("the Company") and the Company has received a report giving notice of a possible change in the taxation of the Company for the years 2009-2015.

    The issue is related to the taxation of the Company's wholly-owned Swiss subsidiary Telio SA and dividends paid from Telio SA to the Company. Total dividends received from Telio SA in the relevant period amount to NOK 202.9 million. Skatt øst is claiming that Switzerland should be regarded as a low tax jurisdiction ("lavskatteland, skatteloven § 10-63") and that NextGenTel Holding ASA therefore should have paid Norwegian corporate income tax on the dividends received from Telio SA.

    The Company has based its practice on the assumption that the taxes paid by Telio SA have been sufficient (minimum 2/3 of the equivalent Norwegian corporate income tax rate) amounting to NOK 21.3 million in the relevant period, and consequently the dividends received by the Company should not be subject to Norwegian corporate income tax as it is comprised by the participation exemption method ("Fritaksmetoden").

    The Company and its tax advisors are in the process of assessing the report from the tax authorities. The Company disagrees with the tax authorities' description and use of facts and will challenge the conclusions of the report. The deadline for replying to Skatt øst is 24 February 2017.

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    Cracked app launches on Apple TV

    CINCINNATI, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cracked, the leading digital-media satire brand for millennials, is now available in the Apple TV App Store, giving fans a new way to enjoy social commentary and news through a comedic lens.

    The Cracked app offers new videos daily and long-running series including Webby Award Winner "After Hours," "Honest Ads" and "We're Not Alone."

    "Our loyal and tech-savvy fans are already on the Apple TV platform, and as we expand our OTT footprint, we believe it is important to convert new audiences to our brand," said Mandy Ng Rusin, vice president and general manager of Cracked. "Millennials love having the freedom to choose their programming and now they can enjoy all of our smart and funny content on the big screen for an even more powerful experience."

    Cracked has earned a loyal following with its original, award-winning video content. It has more than 1.4 million subscribers to its YouTube channel and is tracking tremendous audience engagement on other OTT platforms including Roku, Pluto TV and Xumo.

    On OTT, its viewers spend an average of one hour watching Cracked content. That type of engagement is appealing to advertisers who want to connect with targeted consumers.

    To access Cracked on Apple TV, just add the Cracked app from the Apple TV App Store.

    Cracked is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company . Scripps already has built a significant presence on all the major over-the-top and Internet-delivered video platforms with its millennial-focused national news brand, Newsy.

    "We are leveraging the strong relationships we have created between Newsy and big OTT service providers to build Cracked as a successful OTT brand as well," said Adam Symson, Scripps chief operating officer. "Newsy appears on 16 OTT platforms, and its reach and traction have helped us create meaningful partnerships with OTT providers looking for more great content that's appealing to an OTT audience."

    About Scripps
    The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including "The List" and "The Now," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cracked-app-launches-on-apple-tv-300394669.html

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    CONTACT: Media - Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3763,
    kari.wethington@scripps.com

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




    CSRA Rebrands, Unveils New Tagline and WebsiteThink Next. Now.

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CSRA Inc. , a leading provider of next-generation IT solutions to the federal government, today announced its new brand identity, including the tagline 'Think Next. Now.'

    "'Think Next. Now.' represents CSRA's ongoing commitment to the future - to deliver imaginative ideas and flawless execution that are vital to the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation," said CSRA CEO Larry Prior. "CSRA's mission is to make America stronger through bigger ideas and better delivery. 'Think Next. Now.' imagines a better future and delivers it today for our customers, our partners, and, ultimately, all of the people our mission touches."

    CSRA also unveiled a redesigned website, www.csra.com, aligned with the new brand and featuring expanded content on CSRA's solutions. The website has more robust information on its expertise in cybersecurity, data & analytics, digital platforms, digital services, enterprise business services, and intelligent business process services, and on its main service areas: civil, defense, health, homeland security and intelligence.

    CSRA develops relationships with companies that complement and enhance its broad range of information technology services and solutions; as a result the website highlights CSRA's Strategic Alliance Partners: Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and ServiceNow.

    A new blog called Thinking Next showcases articles on a variety of technical and industry topics from CSRA's thought leaders. The site also provides a self-service library of collateral and information on CSRA's various offerings.

    The new brand introduces a bold visual identify which reflects CSRA's innovative spirit and continuing commitment to delivering tomorrow's thinking, today. It also conveys CSRA's energetic approach to attracting and cultivating top talent and building brilliant teams that power ingenious ideas for our customers' missions.

    Learn more about CSRA at www.csra.com.

    About CSRA Inc.
    CSRA solves our nation's hardest mission problems as a bridge from mission and enterprise IT to Next Gen, from government to technology partners, and from agency to agency. CSRA is tomorrow's thinking, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results. CSRA is driving towards achieving sustainable, industry-leading organic growth across federal and state/local markets through customer intimacy, rapid innovation and outcome-based experience. CSRA has over 18,000 employees and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about CSRA, visit www.csra.com. Think Next. Now.

    Forward-looking Statements
    All statements in this press release and in all future press releases that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements represent CSRA's intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, including statements about network and asset protection and improving mission-critical functions. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of CSRA. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements. For a written description of these factors, see the sections titled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in CSRA's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings. CSRA disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of subsequent event or otherwise, except as required by law.

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    CONTACT: Jay Hauck, Communications, 703.641.3220, jay.hauck@csra.com,
    Stuart Davis Investor Relations, 703.641.2267, stuart.davis@csra.com

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




    Testing high counts of optical short links in data centers

    QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. today announced that its newly released feature, Fast Short Link, is able to characterize high counts of optical short links five times faster than what was possible so far in the industry. Fast Short Link provides link characterization including accurate link loss, length and high-level link mapping, all under 10 seconds per fiber. Watch it in action here.

    Fast Short Link is a new feature of EXFO's industry-leading iOLM software driving its line of OTDRs to optimal performance through automation and intelligent diagnostics. Fast Short Link is designed for applications such as data centers, FTTA, Enterprise LAN/WAN and for any other high count of short links.

    "Creating smart solutions that help our clients reduce their operating expenses and maximize their workforce efficiency is always on top of our mind," said Stephane Chabot, EXFO's Vice-President, Test and Measurement. "Fast Short Link reduces testing time and is perfectly suited for fiber installers and contractors. It shows the depth and maturity of our iOLM application, which has revolutionized OTDR testing through test orchestration and analytics."

    To learn more about Fast Short Link, watch this one-minute clip.

    About EXFO
    EXFO develops smarter network test, data and analytics solutions for the world's leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and web-scale companies. Since 1986, we've worked side by side with our clients in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turn complex into simple and deliver business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our clients flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where "good enough" testing and data analytics just isn't good enough anymore--it never was for us, anyway. For more information, visit EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

    Video: http://explore.exfo.com/video-fsl-responsive-page.html

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    CONTACT: Anne Douville, PR & Media Planning Specialist, 418-683-0913, ext.
    23463, anne.douville@exfo.com; Vance Oliver, Director, Investor Relations,
    418-683-0913, ext. 23733, vance.oliver@exfo.com

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    RLJ Entertainment Presents At NobleCon13 January 30, 2017

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RLJ Entertainment Inc., ("RLJ Entertainment," "RLJE" or "the Company") , today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Miguel Penella, and Chief Financial Officer, Nazir Rostom, will present at the NobleCon13 - Noble Capital Markets' Thirteenth Annual Investor Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

    A high-definition video webcast of RLJE's presentation and a copy of the presentation materials will be available on the Company's website: www.RLJEntertainment.com, or as a part of a complete catalog of presentations available at Noble Financial websites: www.noblecapitalmarkets.com or www.nobleconference.com. You will require a Microsoft SilverLight viewer (a free download from the presentation link) to participate. The webcast and presentation will be archived on the Noble websites for 90 days following the event.

    About Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
    Noble Capital Markets, established in 1984, is an equity-research driven, full-service, investment & merchant banking boutique focused on the healthcare, media & entertainment, technology and natural resources sectors. The company has offices in Boca Raton, New York and Boston. In addition to NobleCon - the annual multi-sector investor conference and the Media, Finance & Investor Conference, produced in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and held each spring in Las Vegas, throughout the year Noble hosts numerous "non-deal" corporate road shows across the United States and Canada. Members: FINRA, SIPC, MSRB. www.noblecapitalmarkets.com

    About RLJ Entertainment, Inc.
    RLJ Entertainment, Inc. is an entertainment content distribution company in primarily North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. RLJ Entertainment's titles are distributed in multiple formats including broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming.

    With its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), RLJ Entertainment targets distinct, premium audiences and Urban niche audiences. The company grows its proprietary digital channels through development, acquisition, and distribution of exclusive rights of program franchises and feature film content.

    Through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE owns all rights to the hit UK mystery series Foyle's War and is developing new programs. RLJE owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot.

    For more information, please visit RLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.TV, and UrbanMovieChannel.com.

    Contact:
    Traci Otey Blunt, 301-830-6204
    RLJ Entertainment, Inc.
    tblunt@rljentertainment.com

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    Web site: http://rljentertainment.com/




    OpenText Buys Documentum

    WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText(TM) , a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that it has completed the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Division, including Documentum.

    "Customers are rethinking their enterprise platforms to better compete in the age of digital. EIM is the key platform to enable that transformation, and our acquisition of Documentum and the Enterprise Content Division from DELL EMC significantly strengthens our market leading position," said OpenText CEO & CTO Mark J. Barrenechea. "We are pleased to welcome 5,000 marquee customers, 2,000 employees and over 300 partners to OpenText. Customers are responding very well to our Release 16 and this acquisition extends our leadership in content services, information archives, key verticals, and the Cloud."

    Financing Details
    The purchase price for the acquisition was U.S. $1.62 billion. The sources of funds used were approximately U.S. $650 million of cash on hand, U.S. $585 million net proceeds from an underwritten public offering of OpenText's common shares, U.S. $254 million net proceeds from a reopening of OpenText's 5.875% senior notes with the remaining funds drawn under OpenText's existing revolving credit facility.

    Following the public offering of common shares in December 2016 in connection with the acquisition, OpenText had 131,500,448 common shares outstanding as at December 31, 2016, which does not yet reflect the 2-for-1 share split previously announced. OpenText's common shares are anticipated to commence trading on a post-split basis on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

    A market and financial update will be provided during the OpenText second quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results call on February 2, 2017.

    About OpenText OpenText is the largest independent software provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM). For more information please visit www.opentext.com.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections and are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors, which could occur, see OpenText's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Copyright (C)2017 Open Text. OpenText is a trademark or registered trademark of Open Text. The list of trademarks is not exhaustive of other trademarks. Registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text. All rights reserved. For more information, visit: http://www.opentext.com/who-we-are/copyright-information

    Notes: (1) All dollar amounts in this press release are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

    OTEX-MNA

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    CONTACT: Further information: Greg Secord, Vice President, Investor
    Relations, Open Text Corporation, San Mateo, CA: (415) 963-0825,
    gsecord@opentext.com; Kasey Holman, Vice President, Corporate
    Communications, Open Text Corporation, San Mateo, CA: (650) 302-4191,
    kholman@opentext.com

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




    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. Names Chairman Theodore Farnsworth as Chief Executive OfficerFormer CEO, Pat Krishnan, to lead all technology operations as Chief Innovation Officer

    MIAMI and NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. today announced that Theodore Farnsworth, HMNY's Chairman of the Board, has been appointed as HMNY's Chief Executive Officer. Farnsworth, founder of HMNY's subsidiary, Zone Technologies, Inc., and creator of the RedZone Map smartphone app, is assuming the chief executive role of HMNY from Pat Krishnan, who is moving into the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer.

    "The integration of HMNY and RedZone is continuing at a rapid pace. I am thrilled to take on the chief executive role at HMNY, allowing Pat to focus on being our technology visionary while I focus on growing the company and RedZone's reach," said Farnsworth. "It's important to make these changes now in order to fulfill the company's overall vision, as well as its current and future technology needs," continued Farnsworth.

    As both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Farnsworth will lead the company's strategic direction and all day-to-day operations. Mr. Krishnan will drive many technology-related functions of the company, including initiatives related to artificial intelligence and social listening. As Chief Innovation Officer, Mr. Krishnan will be assuming management of RedZone's worldwide technology functions in the United States (Miami, New York and Silicon Valley), India and Israel.

    "Being able to dedicate my full time and attention to the company's technology innovation and development will put us on the fast track," said Krishnan. "I believe doing so will enable us to accelerate our proprietary technology output and pursue the further incorporation of predictive analytics, computer learning and artificial intelligence into our RedZone Map application."

    About Helios and Matheson
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. provides information technology consulting, training services, software products and an enhanced suite of services of predictive analytics. With its client roster including Fortune 500 corporations, HMNY focuses mainly on the BFSI and Technology verticals. HMNY's solutions cover the entire spectrum of IT needs, including applications, data, and infrastructure. HMNY is headquartered in New York, NY and listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HMNY. For more information, visit us www.hmny.com.

    About RedZone Map
    RedZone (Zone Technologies, Inc.) is a state-of-the-art mapping and spatial analysis company with operations in the U.S. and Israel. Its eye-opening safety map app enhances mobile GPS navigation by providing advanced proprietary technology to guide travelers to their destinations while avoiding risky areas deemed "red zones," due to high groupings of crime data, with safer routes generally 15% longer. More than that, the app incorporates a social media component allowing for real-time "It's happening now" crime reporting coupled with real time data from over 1,400 local, state, national and global sources. Currently available to iOS and Android users. More information is available on the RedZone Map website.

    Cautionary Statement on Forward-looking Information

    Certain statements in this communication contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (collectively, "forward-looking statements") that may not be based on historical fact, but instead relate to future events, including without limitation statements containing the words "believe", "may", "plan", "will", "estimate", "continue", "anticipate", "intend", "expect" and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this communication are forward-looking statements.

    Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions. Although HMNY's management believes that the assumptions made and expectations represented by such statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that a forward-looking statement contained herein will prove to be accurate. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein and even if such actual results and developments are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences or effects. Risk factors and other material information concerning HMNY are described in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, its registration statement on Form S-3 declared effective on January 13, 2017 and other filings, including subsequent current and periodic reports and registration statements, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned to review such reports and other filings at www.sec.gov.

    Given these risks, uncertainties and factors, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and information, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All forward-looking statements and information made herein are based on HMNY's current expectations and HMNY does not undertake an obligation to revise or update such forward-looking statements and information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law.

    Media Contact:
    Ashley Boarman
    Landis Communications
    (415) 359-2312
    redzone@landispr.com

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




    Persistent Systems Q3 FY17 Revenue Grew 4.6% QoQ and 22.7% YoY

    SANTA CLARA, California and PUNE, India, January 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    News Summary:

    Persistent Systems [http://www.persistent.com ] , today announced the Company's audited financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2016, as approved by the Board of Directors.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141106/714346 )

    Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Quarter ended December 31, 2016:

    Q3FY17 Q-o-Q growth Y-o-Y growth Revenue (USD Million) 110.03 4.6% 22.7% EBITDA (USD Million) 17.51 7.1% 6.9% PBT (USD Million) 16.50 13.5% 9.1% PAT (USD Million) 12.09 11.4% 5.7%

    Interim Dividend:

    The Board of Directors declared an Interim dividend of USD 0.09 per share as against USD 0.07 per share for the corresponding period last year.

    Management Changes:

    - Dr. Anant Jhingran has resigned from his position as an Independent Director of the Company in order to focus on other professional commitments. His resignation is effective November 3, 2016 - Rajesh Ramchandani has joined Accelerite as the General Manager for Cloud Services and Platforms

    Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems:

    "We had a good quarter. In a challenging market for traditional IT services, our strategy to focus on IP-driven and digital business is differentiating us. Our focus on the how of digital is driving our traction, such as in financial services and healthcare, with new customers and in new projects won during the quarter. This quarter also saw more partner awards and recognitions for us, leadership positions in analyst reports, and the best validation of all - one of our customers winning an award and headlining a story of how technology innovation is making the world a healthier place."

    "On behalf of the board of directors, we thank Dr. Anant Jhingran for his strategic guidance and his contributions to Persistent Systems. Anant's counsel and advice to all of us during the five years he served as an independent director on the board has been invaluable. We wish him all the very best for the future."

    Business Highlights, Awards, and Recognitions:

    - Recognized as 'Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner', a reflection of our growing strength and market success - Named by IBM as the 'Worldwide Watson Internet of Things Innovative Business Partner of the Year' at the IBM World of Watson 2016 Business Partner Awards - Project engagement with Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech wins the prestigious Constellation Research Super Nova award in the 'Data to Decisions' category, and forms the basis of a case study and report highlighting the role and value of collaborating with Persistent on this ambitious and innovative project - Cited as a Leader among BPM Service Providers in 'The Forrester Wave(TM): BPM Service Providers, Q4 2016' report - Positioned in the leadership zone of Zinnov Zones 2016 - Product Engineering Services for the categories of 'Enterprise Software' and 'Consumer Software' - Organizing partner for Smart India Hackathon 2017, the largest-ever hackathon with over 6700 technical institutions and 25 government departments across India participating to accelerate the Digital India movement

    New Wins During the Quarter: - Developing a digital platform for US-based licensed collectibles company to drive a direct-to-consumer business model

    - Building a Salesforce Service Cloud solution for a Fortune 500 healthcare company, chosen for strong focus on healthcare digital transformation, deep Salesforce expertise, and pre-built industry-specific accelerators

    - Digital transformation of retail credit origination system for a multibillion-dollar financial services group in the Middle-East, leveraging expertise in financial services and digital business automation on the Appian platform

    - Extending an ongoing relationship with US based financial services group to transform their deposit services, commercial lending services, as well as their compliance and regulatory systems as part of their digital transformation

    - IP-based win to provide a seamless digital experience for one of the most reputable and innovative, Fortune 500 financial services company

    - Partnering with a global digital payment company for their Identity and Access Management program

    - Collaborating on the design of a 'Cancer Explorer' informatics platform with a global life sciences and genomics leader

    - Partnering with a pan-African financial services company in South Africa for a strategic program for new product launch program, across BPM, reporting, and user experience design

    About Persistent Systems: Persistent Systems [http://www.persistent.com ] builds software that drives the business of our customers; serving software product companies and enterprises with software at the core of their digital transformation. Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements: For risks and uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit: http://content.persistent.com/Pslweb/forward_looking_cautionary_statement.shtml

    Media Contacts: Hitesh Garg Text100 +91-983-348-2728 hitesh.garg@text100.co.in Isha Kulkarni Persistent Systems +91-735-052-1177 isha_kulkarni@persistent.com Ken Montgomery Persistent Systems (US) +1-949-939-5164 ken_montgomery@persistent.com

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    Telecorp Announces Acquisition of SOFTSMART 2.0.Company Announces Asset Acquisition of Los Angeles based digital agency.

    NEW YORK, January 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Telecorp, Inc. ("Telecorp" or the "Company") is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. The Company is pleased to announce the completed asset acquisition of SOFTSMART 2.0, a Los Angeles based strategy, design, technology and product management agency which specializes in mobile-optimized product solutions, CRM and ERP implementation and customization.

    Telecorp's new leadership team continues to make bold and aggressive steps in fulfilling the new vision previously presented to the shareholders. This acquisition aligns with the three core principles of i) acquiring bold and established digital companies, which are, ii) built upon innovative technology and iii) can be scaled both quickly and profitably.

    Mr. Cataldo, the President and CEO of Telecorp, stated, "We are very pleased with the acquisition of SOFTSMART 2.0 into the Telecorp family. This acquisition allows us to expand and deepen our footprint in the digital marketplace while quickly integrating and leveraging key functionality of the SOFTSMART 2.0 services within our current Telecorp product offerings. SOFTSMART 2.0 is a vital piece in helping Telecorp to become a major player in the digital economy."

    SOFTSMART 2.0 brings together a management team with extensive experience and expertise in digital product development, tech consulting and social analytics and possess the ability to expand into industries such as healthcare, media, finance, entertainment, luxury brand & travel.

    "I am excited to witness the next phase of our growth as a part of Telecorp," said Joseph Cohen, President of SoftSmart 2.0. "Our focus is to continue to grow and to develop the core technology that will power new solutions for Telecorp."

    The SOFTSMART 2.0 team will become a part of the Digital Marketing and Solutions Division of Telecorp and remain headquartered in Los Angeles, California. SOFTSMART 2.0 currently has offices in Los Angeles, California, Israel, India, and South America. This expansion of the Telecorp Digital Marketing and Solutions Division allows for new market penetration into the rapidly expanding markets of India and South America.

    Details about the acquisition have not been revealed at this time. Further financial records will be shared in conjunction with Telecorp's next financial filings. For more information on Telecorp, please visit our website.

    The Board thanks the Company's shareholders for their continual patience and trust as they implement the strategies and vision to provide better value for its stockholders. The Board stands fully behind the new leadership team as they continue to implement the vision of creating a robust and profitable Company.

    About Telecorp Inc.

    Telecorp, Inc. is a North American emerging technology company headquartered in New York, New York, with operations in over six countries. The company was formally incorporated on April 13, 2009 in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

    Telecorp has developed an expansive and diverse network of companies that have a large portfolio of software products and services, providing high level solutions and branding for businesses worldwide. These solutions and services include branding awareness campaigns, website design and development, complete video recording and production, cloud solutions and software-as-a-service (SaaS), electronic message delivery and integrations, data storage, analytics and data recovery.

    In early 2016, under new management, Telecorp shifted its business focus and strategy to begin pursuing acquisitions in higher-value, digital technologies in proven markets. As a part of this business transition, the Company initiated a strategy to acquire and develop a variety of businesses to broaden services, products and talent into the Company.

    Companies that will be considered for acquisition are required to have 3 main qualities: they must be progressive and established in the digital marketplace, they are built upon innovative or disruptive technology and, they also must be able to scale both quickly and profitably.

    Telecorp's planned offerings are in the categories of digital video and animation production, e-health communications, media entertainment, e-travel services, hi-tech manufacturing, mobile-optimized product solutions, technology consulting and social analytics, data and design including CRM and ERP implementation and customization, e-magazine editorials and campaigns, and end-to-end solutions for hard asset portfolio management, among others.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Except for historic information contained in this release, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause a company's actual results in the future to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the company's ability to attract qualified management, raise sufficient capital to execute its business plan, and effectively compete against similar companies.

    For further information, please contact:

    Telecorp Inc. Investor Relations E:info@telecorpdigital.com T: +1-(917)-397-0750 W: http://www.telecorpdigital.com

    Telecorp, Inc.



    dick clark productions and Twitter Partner to Live Stream Red Carpet ProgrammingTwitter to Live Stream Red Carpet Pre-Shows for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, 2017 Billboard Music Awards and 2017 American Music AwardsTwitter to Live Stream the 7th Annual Streamy Awards

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- dick clark productions (dcp) and Twitter announced today they will again partner to live stream programming from upcoming award shows exclusively on Twitter. The programming, produced by dick clark productions and dcp partners, will be available globally for logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

    The programming will kick off with the official two-hour red carpet pre-show for the 52(nd) Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2(nd), produced by the Academy of Country Music and dcp. Subsequent red carpet pre-shows will be exclusively live streamed for the Billboard Music Awards on May 21(st) and the American Music Awards in November. Twitter will also live stream the 7(th) Annual Streamy Awards in partnership with dcp and Tubefilter, which will air in the fall of 2017.

    The red carpet pre-shows will feature exclusive interviews with talent, and will integrate Twitter fan and celebrity show-related conversations into the live programs. Questions sourced from Twitter will also enable fans to participate in each red carpet special. Further details on each program will be made available as they approach.

    "Twitter is where conversations about award shows happen live," said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. "After a successful collaboration with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions on our exclusive Golden Globes red carpet show, we're excited to partner again with dcp to bring more live programming to Twitter."

    "We are thrilled with the success of the Golden Globes red carpet pre-show and look forward to working with Twitter on additional shows," said Mike Mahan, President, dick clark productions. "By offering a unique online viewing opportunity, we are able to expand the audience experience and generate deeper, more compelling conversation."

    The live streams will include advertising packages with TV style commercial ad spots. Sales packages will also include the opportunities for advertisers and sponsors to promote original clips produced by dick clark productions.

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, dick clark productions and Twitter previously partnered for an exclusive live official pre-show to the Golden Globe Awards, which garnered 2.7 million unique viewers.

    About Twitter, Inc.

    Twitter, Inc. is what's happening in the world right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, from big events to everyday interests. If it's happening anywhere, it's happening first on Twitter. Twitter is where the full story unfolds with all the live commentary and where live events come to life unlike anywhere else. Twitter is available in more than 40 languages around the world. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, on a variety of mobile devices and via SMS. For more information, visit about.twitter.com or follow @twitter.

    About dick clark productions:

    dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Miss America" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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    New West Physicians Deliver Health Dialog's Award-Winning Decision Aids to PatientsShared decision making tools to help patients make better, more informed healthcare decisions and improve overall population health

    BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Dialog, a leading provider of total population health management solutions for health plans, risk-bearing providers and self-insured employers, announced today that New West Physicians of Colorado will offer its decision aids to help patients make more informed healthcare decisions. Beginning immediately, New West patients facing spinal stenosis, knee and hip osteoarthritis and other conditions can access Health Dialog's award-winning shared decision making (SDM) tools to understand the benefits and risks of different treatment options. Data show that people who use Health Dialog's SDM programs tend to choose less invasive care, have better outcomes when they choose surgery and report being happier with both their care and their provider.

    SDM programs provide evidence-based, unbiased information on treatment options and condition management to support more informed dialog between physicians and patients. New West Physicians promotes Health Dialog's decision aids to patients via its website, http://www.nwphysicians.com/my-health-decision/, social channels and patient newsletter. Patients who access the decision aids benefit from valuable information that is easy to understand, available in multiple formats (web, DVDs and booklets) and showcases real patient experiences. Health Dialog decision aids are regularly reviewed and revised for clinical accuracy by Harvard Medical School doctors.

    "We believe that shared decision making forms the foundation of the patient-physician relationship and informs many of our discussions with our patients," said Ken Cohen, MD, FACP and Chief Medical Officer, New West Physicians. "Health Dialog's partnership has allowed us to significantly improve the content and therefore the value of our shared decision making process."

    Many of the nation's leading medical organizations endorse the use of SDM tools, including the Institute of Medicine, U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and the American Medical Association. Health Dialog's decision aids have received more than 100 industry awards for content, ease-of-use and design. Historically, they have scored higher than programs offered by other leading commercial vendors on the internationally approved set of criteria to determine patient decision aid quality set forth by the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration.

    "Payers, patients, physicians, professional societies, government and patient advocacy organizations have praised the power of SDM to help people make better, more informed healthcare decisions," said Web Golinkin, chief executive officer at Health Dialog. "As patient engagement in population health programs challenges even the most successful organizations, forward thinkers like New West Physicians are recognizing SDM as an effective strategy for improving not only a single decision but overall population health success."

    About Health Dialog:
    Health Dialog Services Corporation is a leading provider of population health management solutions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid Corporation , the company works with the nation's largest health plans, employers and providers to improve the health and wellness of their members, employees, patients and customers while reducing costs and improving performance in key quality measures, such as NCQA's HEDIS and CMS' Stars ratings. Health Dialog's unique capabilities include data analytics, a multi-channel coaching platform, shared decision-making tools and a 24/7 nurse line. For more information, visit www.healthdialog.com.

    About New West Physicians:
    Physician owned and established in 1994, New West Physicians is the healthcare provider of choice for patients seeking quality health care services in the Denver Metro Area. Each of its 18 offices are certified Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), and all eligible providers are National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-recognized for Heart/Stroke and Diabetes. New West Physicians is the 2015 American Medical Group Association's (AMGA) Acclaim Award recipient, reflecting outstanding achievement in the delivery of care that is safe, effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable.

    Media Inquiries: Shanti Skiffington Samvega Public Relations mobile: 617.921.0808 shanti.skiffington@gmail.com

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    Recon Technology Confirms Delivery of Furnace Equipment to PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company for Use In China's Largest Oil FieldPetroChina Changqing Oilfield Contracts Generate RMB20.33 Million Revenues Since March 2016

    BEIJING, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Recon Technology, Ltd. , ("Recon" or the "Company"), a leading independent oilfield services provider operating primarily in China, today announced the recent delivery of furnace equipment to PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company ("PCOC"), China's largest oilfield company and a subsidiary of PetroChina .

    In December 2015, Recon qualified as Class A furnace supplier for PetroChina. The Company has provided its solutions for use in PCOC's various projects. This recent delivery is based on sales contract the Company entered in December 2016 with a total value of RMB2.7 million.

    Recon has completed furnace sales contracts in total of RMB20.33 million since the Company commenced providing its products and services in the Changqing oilfield in March 2016.

    Management Commentary

    Mr. Shenping Yin, Chairman and CEO of Recon stated, "We are pleased to complete another delivery of our furnace equipment to Changqing oilfield, and are seeing a trend of more capital spending by larger oil and gas producers in China. We feel the additional procurement from PCOC is a strong verification that Recon's continued investment in R&D in recent years has positioned the Company to take advantage of this trend. We offer a total solution that lowers the ultimate cost and increases efficiency for our customers, which demonstrates real progress in applying our technologies to new industries and applications. We were pleased to see CNOOC Limited's recent announcement that it plans to increase its capital expenditures for the first time in three years, which reflects many of the trends we are seeing among China's upstream producers. We have worked to diversify our product offering to serve all facets of the oil production and development cycle and feel that we are poised to benefit in 2017 from this increased spending."

    About Changqing Oilfield

    The Changqing oil field ("Changqing"), located in the Erdos basin, is China's biggest crude and gas producer with total proven oil and gas reserves over 4500 million tons. Changqing is also the biggest gas and oil contributor to PetroChina, covering Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia and Shanxi provinces, and plays the pivotal role of supplying oil and natural gas to cities including Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang. Changqing Oilfield has seen continuous growth of oil and gas production and rapid development since 2000.

    About Recon Technology, Ltd.

    Recon Technology, Ltd. is China's first listed non-state owned oil and gas field service company on NASDAQ. Recon supplies China's largest oil exploration companies, Sinopec and CNPC, with advanced automated technologies, efficient gathering and transportation equipment and reservoir stimulation measure for increasing petroleum extraction levels, reducing impurities and lowering production costs. Through the years, RCON has taken leading positions on several segmented markets of the oil and gas filed service industry. RCON also has developed stable long-term cooperation relationship with its major clients, and its products and service are also well accepted by clients. For additional information please visit us at www.recon.cn.

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    This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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    Raytheon and Center for Cyber Safety and Education expand cybersecurity scholarships for womenEncouraging women to pursue cybersecurity degrees

    DULLES, Va., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education(TM) will offer six new scholarships this year to encourage women to pursue cybersecurity degrees.

    "Recent global surveys show young women see fewer opportunities in cyber careers than young men do," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "If we can create a clear path to cybersecurity careers for women, we can help eliminate the serious cyber talent shortage and make our country and the world more secure."

    Administered by the Center, a charitable trust formed in 2011 by the international nonprofit (ISC)(2) ((R)), Raytheon Women's Cybersecurity Scholarships will be awarded to six women annually. Three scholarships will go to women entering college, and three to mid-career professionals seeking to expand their skill sets or change career fields. Selected scholarship recipients may receive a paid summer internship in Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services Cybersecurity and Special Missions business. Additional benefits include a voucher for the recipients' (ISC)(2) certification exam of their choice and a fully paid, first-year (ISC)(2) membership after passing the exam and becoming endorsed. This initiative triples the partnership's investment to more than $100,000 since 2016.

    Raytheon provides career opportunities in:

    --  Computer network operations, defense and exploitation
    --  Information assurance
    --  Cyber resiliency
    --  Managed security services
    --  Cybersecurity operations centers
    

    The Center, the nonprofit charitable trust of (ISC)(2), uses cybersecurity education and awareness programs to empower students, teachers and the public to secure their online presence.

    "The recent (ISC)(2) Global Information Security Workforce Study revealed a workforce gap in the information security field of 1.5 million in the next five years. We see that as an untapped market of potential information security professionals," said Center Director Patrick Craven. "With this partnership, the Center and Raytheon can actively support women who are focusing their studies on information security, and give them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience."

    For more information about the Raytheon Women's Cybersecurity Scholarship, including eligibility requirements, visit https://iamcybersafe.org/scholarships/raytheon-womens-scholarships/

    About the Center for Cyber Safety and Education
    The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is a nonprofit charitable trust that provides internet-safety resources and tools for children, parents and communities. Through the Safe and Secure Online education program, information security scholarships, and industry and consumer research, the Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive, productive and safe experience online. The Center is committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. Additional information about the Center is available at www.iamcybersafe.org

    About (ISC)(2)
    (ISC)(2) is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP((R))) certification, (ISC)(2) offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Its membership, over 123,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Its vision is supported by its commitment to educate and reach the public through its charitable foundation - The Center for Cyber Safety and Education(TM). For more information about (ISC)(2), visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.

    About Raytheon
    Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I(TM) products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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    U. S. Navy awards Raytheon $235 million for Standard Missile-6 productionLatest contract ushers in fourth year of full-rate production

    TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company $235 million for Standard Missile-6 all-up round production missiles and spares.

    Raytheon will begin delivery in 2018. The missiles will be deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to support U.S. Navy fleet operations. The award funds the fourth year of full-rate production for the multi-mission missile, which recently accomplished significant testing milestones and achievements.

    The contracted missiles will include an anti-surface capability, which was demonstrated in early 2016 during a highly successful tactical demonstration event off the coast of Kauai. The SM-6 also set a new record for maximum down-range and maximum cross-range intercepts in over-the-horizon missions. The display of offensive capability established SM-6 as a multi-mission missile with expanded capabilities in Anti-Air Warfare, Sea-Based Terminal and Anti-Surface Warfare.

    "The SM-6 offers three missions, making it the most affordable missile per defended area and threat set," said Mike Campisi, Standard Missile-6 senior program director. "The SM-6 effector continues to perform beyond expectations and beyond its original mission."

    Final assembly of SM-6 takes place at Raytheon's state-of-the-art production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

    About the Standard Missile-6
    SM-6 delivers a proven, over-the-horizon defensive and offensive capability by leveraging the time-tested advantages of the Standard Missile's airframe and propulsion and the active radar of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.

    --  The SM-6 uses both active and semi-active radar modes and advanced
    fuzing techniques.
    --  It incorporates the advanced signal processing and guidance control
    capabilities from Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.
    --  The SM-6 deployed for the first time in 2013, and Raytheon has delivered
    approximately 250 missiles.
    

    About Raytheon
    Raytheon Company , with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I((TM)) products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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    Leading Solution Providers Select DesignCon 2017 to Debut New Products, Demos and ServicesKeysight Technologies, Molex, Anritsu Co. and others provide sneak peek of news ahead of January 31-February 2 event in Santa Clara, CA

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DesignCon previews announcements from more than 50 exhibitors participating at the event next week. DesignCon, the premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities, will present three days of deeply technical sessions, special events and a robust expo hall hosting the industry's leading solution providers. Via the expo hall, attendees will have the opportunity to experience emerging solutions first hand and connect with leading companies on what's to come.

    DesignCon will take place January 31 - February 2 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For additional information and to register, please visit: designcon.com

    Below is a preview of announcements exhibitors will showcase at DesignCon 2017:

    3M (booth 514) announces Twin Axial Cable Assemblies that bring incredible flexibility in an ultra-thin, space-saving form. Featuring a low-profile ribbon design with a remarkably tight bend radius, it can help save substantial space inside congested systems, allowing for optimal airflow and cooling to maintain the speeds and power your system demands.

    Anritsu (booth 633) will display signal integrity solutions featuring its Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A BERT, VectorStar(R) and ShockLine(TM) VNAs. Demos include a 56G/112 NRZ and PAM4 Accurate Jitter Tolerance Test System that satisfies communications standards such as OIF, IEEE, and InfiniBand.

    Applied Simulation Technology (booth 1149) introduces Mesh Gnd module for accurate modeling of flex circuits and other mesh ground/power structures on PCBs. Mesh Gnd is a new feature set of ApsimRLGC 2D+ field solver. ApsimRLGC now also expands its capability by adding an optimizer which helps synthesize trace parameters for ZO optimization.

    Artek, Inc. (booth 309) will be introducing all new, all passive & tunable ISI, XTalk, Tr/Tr, Skew controllers for receiver physical layer tolerance testing.

    Bellwether (booth 652) will showcase both Hi Speed & Hi Power connectors and cables. Cable such as SlimChroma(TM) can be used to meet USB 3.0/3.1 signal integrity requirements. Connectors such as CrystalBand(TM) can provide excellent connectors capable of handling high electrical current in small space.

    Benchmark Electronics (booth 301) announces expanded RF development capabilities and is showcasing their latest innovations in electronics design expertise. Benchmark services have been providing advanced product engineering and manufacturing solutions in high-speed computing, telecommunications and related industries for over a quarter century.

    Cadence (booth 515) will show how designers can optimize signal and power integrity design and analysis as well as get support for designing with the PCIeO 4.0 interface.

    EDADOC USA (booth 518) will showcase new service offerings for turnkey solutions in addition to their high-speed PCB design capabilities.

    EMSCAN (booth 211) significantly improves the speed and the resolution (0.06 mm) of the world's fastest EMC/EMI scanner: the EMxpert ERX+. Now PCB and design engineers can diagnose EMC/EMI issues on a 2.25 cm x 2.25 cm (0.89" x 0.89") sized PCB at 0.1 mm in less than 9 minutes.

    Feinmetall (booth 1153) is proud to introduce its new RF HF66 series for reliable contacting of SMD assembled RF mini connectors and new coaxial high current 1860 series suitable for formation/test of Li-ion cells, quality control of batteries/power storage and charging, and discharging processes of batteries.

    Hitachi Cable America (booth 811) will showcase new product and service offerings including Direct Attach Cables (DAC), DensPac, ACC and more.

    HSIO Technologies (booth 423) has a new line of Zero Footprint Sockets that incorporates a device size socket footprint with industry standard spring pins. These small test sockets allow a customer to place them into any end application allowing a Spring Pin socket to be directly re-flowed into the same location as the device.

    Huwin (booth 1152) will introduce a new USB 3.1 Type C test solution. It contains test fixtures and a compliance test software. The test fixtures have been optimally designed to measure any USB 3.1 Type C connectors using a commercial network analyzer.

    Imagineering (booth 1240) announces it is now AS9100C Certified for printed circuit boards and Assemblies. This certification is an internationally recognized standard focused on quality requirements necessary in the Defense and Aerospace industry.

    Ironwood Electronics (booth 752) introduces a new BGA socket family using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications (-55C to +160C). These low-profile sockets are only 2.5 mm per side larger than actual IC packages (industry's smallest footprint).

    Kandou Bus (booth 218), together with Keysight, will demonstrate the Glasswing Ultra-Short-Reach PHY that uses Chord Signaling to deliver sub-pico Joule per bit in-package communications. The PHY delivers 125 Gb/s over 6 data wires.

    Keysight Technologies (booth 725) will demonstrate new test and measurement techniques for 400G/PAM-4 designs, data analytics, digital interconnect test and physical layer test and will provide complimentary workshops on these technologies. Keysight specialists will be available to discuss new services for calibration and technology refresh plus training and consulting.

    Luxshare-ICT (booth 801) will be showcasing its OCuLink 4x Enhanced Vertical receptacle along with a 2 x 4x solution for x8 OCuLink applications. Luxshare's Type C, Power assemblies, Standard I/O, FFC/FPC, Power Bus Bar, Braided Copper Cables, SAS, PCIe, Magnetic Jacks, Active Optical Cables, and JDM Capabilities will all be available to discuss with its engineering team.

    Micram (booth 658) launches new and enhanced features for its ultrafast 100 GS/s, 35 GHz bandwidth VEGA DAC4 signal generator, which now supports fully automatic synchronization of two and four channel configurations. Software enhancements include rational sampling, fully adjustable channel skew and predefined filters, pre-distortion, pre-compensation, noise cancellation, PAM-4/PAM-8 and other complex patterns.

    Microlease (booth 222) will be leading hands on demonstrations with the latest test and measurement equipment from Keysight and Tektronix.

    From the publishers of Microwave Journal comes an online journal specializing in signal integrity, power integrity, and EMC/EMI: Signal Integrity Journal (booth T2). The Editorial Advisory Board includes DesignCon luminaries Eric Bogatin (Editor), Bert Simonovich, Yuriy Shlepnev, Istvan Novak, Alfred Neves, Doug Smith, and Vladimir Dmitriev-Zdorov. Contributing: Janine Love & Patrick Hindle.

    Molex (booth 619) will showcase versatile, high-density, space-saving connectivity solutions that are rapidly increasing network bandwidth is the crux of next-generation system architectures. Advancements in Molex technologies provide clear paths to adoption of higher data transmission rates that are in demand by manufacturers today.

    National Instruments (booth 705) announces new higher performance model of VirtualBench with 500 MHz of analog bandwidth and 40 MHz sine output for higher performance benchtop and automated test applications. VirtualBench consolidates five of the most commonly used test and measurement instruments into one device without compromising performance, creating new efficiencies for engineers.

    Neoconix (booth 320) announces the availability of new DLBeam(TM) enhancements to its PCBeam(TM) connector products. Engineered specifically for high speed applications, the DLBeam construction utilizes a more streamlined electrical path with reduced capacitance to further improve signal integrity. DLBeam has been developed for data rates up to 56Gbps.

    Novotech Technologies (booth 207) will showcase wireless products/solutions with a focus on the new CAT M technology which is predicted to be a true game changer for the Internet of Things.

    Oak-Mitsui Technologies (booth 1244) is thrilled to announce the launch of its thinner product MC2TS which offers 40 nf/sq in capacitance and 18 Dk @1 KHz. MC2TS is perfect for small factor applications such as MEMs and modules with space limitation that require higher capacitance.

    Cross-Correlator ASIC is one of Pacific Microchip Corp.'s (booth 1237) unique products that was developed under NASA SBIR contract. The ASIC has greatly reduced power consumption and includes an array of 128 ADCs with 2-bit precision sampled at 1 GHz and a 64x64 cross-correlation matrix based on a novel architecture.

    PacketMicro (booth 755) is excited to showcase the complete hardware and software solution for Intel Delta-L+ test methodology that allows PCB manufacturers to easily measure the PCB loss and extract Dk and Df. This solution includes an R&S ZNB20 VNA, EMStar Advanced Interconnect Test Tool (AITT) software, and rugged handheld D-Probes.

    Paricon Technologies (booth 400) will present its latest technologies in its new ribbon cable to board connector system which introduces minimal signal degradation between the cable and the PWB. Using its patented PariPoser(R) contact system, very high performance electrical interconnection capability can be obtained for a wide range of applications including test and production interconnection products.

    PCB Droid (booth 1341) will display its easy-to-use and easy-to-learn 'WYSIWYG' printed circuit board design application for Android mobile devices. It has an ergonomic menu structure designed for touch screens, and offers an extended macro library.

    Polliwog Corporation (booth 1057) will showcase DFx which allows users to reduce expense and loss of time occurring in a mass production cycle. Numerous electrical defect items are checked against the PCB design data, and any design errors are reported at the point of error so that they are easily identified and corrected.

    Pulse Electronics' (booth 632) is excited to be displaying the Pulse JT7 product line of 1 x1, 1, 10GBASE T ICM, 4P POE with options for 4 and 5 Channel magnetics, PH9400 SMT high isolation gate drive transformers, SMPTE292M Video Baluns and Militarized Ethernet and AFDX products.

    RoBAT Ltd. (booth 200), is excited to announce the release of two new robotic test machines: The RCI machine is a fully automated 4-head high speed VNA/TDR tester for Backplane assemblies. The PDM machine will detect the presence of pressfit pins and backdrills on both Backplane and Daughtercard assemblies.

    Rohde & Schwarz (booth 841) will be featuring test solutions for challenges in high speed digital design and signal integrity as well as power integrity measurement solutions. The setups cover crosstalk, PAM-4 measurements, high bit rate channel characterization, low noise probing for signal integrity, battery life analysis, and high speed PCB probing.

    SIGLENT Technologies (booth 402) will be displaying its latest developments in oscilloscopes, DMMs, spectrum analyzers, and generators.

    SL Power (booth 642) will showcase its external and internal power supplies that address the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Level VI efficiency requirements, as well as enhanced performance to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards for applications in test equipment, medical devices, and specialized LED lighting equipment.

    Socionext (booth 1239) will feature advanced SoC design and solutions including ultra energy-efficient 56Gb/s PAM4 and 56Gb/s NRZ analog and ADC-based SR to LR CMOS transceivers, 100+Gbps transceiver utilizing the company's ultra-high speed ADC & DAC technology, and high-end package designs for high-performance SoCs.

    Southwest Microwave (booth 411) will showcase its SuperMini Board-to-Board DC to 67 GHz blind-mate connectors for PCBs stacked as tightly as 3 mm. Southwest Microwave will also display its SuperSMA, 2.92, 2.40, 1.85, 1.0, and 0.9 mm End Launch Connectors and its matching cable and harness assemblies.

    Spectra7 Microsystems (booth 803) will showcase the GaugeChanger and GaugeChanger Plus line of data center interconnects and components. Using Spectra7's patented active cable technology, the GaugeChanger series of ICs and cable modules enable the thinnest 3 meter and 5 meter QFSP cables used in rack-to-rack applications.

    SPISim (booth T6) announces enhanced IBIS-AMI and link analysis capabilities in latest 2017.1 SPIPro release. Datasheet based cross-platform AMI models for FFE, CTLE, DFE and CDR stages can be configured and generated directly from SPIPro.

    SV Microwave (booth 1055) manufactures a large variety of solderless precision RF connectors in high frequency bands including SMA, 2.92mm and 2.4mm connector series. Our solderless application makes assembly fast, easy and without damaging the PCB board. Additionally, SV can customize a PCB footprint design for your application.

    T Plus Co. Ltd. (booth T4) will showcase 67GHz Wide pitch Probes, 40GHz Handheld probes, 26.5-170GHz standard RF probes and a variety of custom designed DC/RF probes. Additionally, T Plus Co. Ltd. will provide a Manual Probe Station as well as displayed measurement accessories.

    Tektronix (booth 741) will be showcasing its comprehensive set of solutions for automated transmitter and receiver test solutions for data center technologies and emerging serial bus standards along with automated test solutions. Tektronix will also launch an exciting new product that will help engineers ease 4th generation receiver testing.

    Teledyne LeCroy (booth 733) will showcase the HDO family of 12-bit high definition oscilloscopes; PAM4 signal analysis; digital power management IC, power sequencing, and power-integrity testing; USB 3.1 and Power Delivery compliance test over Type-C; MIPI M-PHY physical- and protocol-layer test; PCI Express Tx/Rx compliance; and DDR4 compliance and debug capabilities.

    TestEquity (booth 648) provides value-added electronic test and measurement solutions, MRO tools, recently acquiring JENSEN(R) Tools, and in-house line of environmental test chambers. TestEquity works alongside customers to find the best solutions for specific needs, offer unmatched post-sale support and industry-leading warranties. TestEquity is an authorized stocking distributor for hundreds of leading manufacturers.

    Total Phase (booth 603) will showcase the new Advanced Cable Tester - the quickest and most convenient way to test USB Type-C cables. The Advanced Cable Tester provides thorough continuity testing, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, and E-Marker verification. Rapid spot-checking of cables, easy-to-understand reports, and 100% test coverage are also features of this tester.

    TOYO Corp. (booth 815) will be demonstrating the latest EMIStream Ver5.0 (EMI Simulation Software) from NEC and 67GHz near-field EMI scanner from Aprel. TOYO Corp. is also excited to showcase the latest PCB materials from Risho and high-frequency low-loss cables from Junkosha.

    Ventec International (booth 118) will unveil the industry's most advanced ultra-low Dk PCB materials for high-speed low-loss applications. A technical presentation on the subject will demonstrate how lower losses and lower system power requirements are realized by using an ultra-low Dk material with Dk values between 2.3 and 2.8.

    Wurth Electronics Midcom (booth 949) is presenting for the first time a seminar on High-Speed EMI Prevention Techniques Wednesday, February 1 at 9:20am. Attendees can also stop by the booth on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3pm to meet presenter Ismael Molina Alba, Product Manager for CMCs, and ask him questions about his presentation and more.

    Yamaichi (booth 1049) will present 200GbE/400GbE, and Coherent Optics Interconnect Products. Its CFP2, CFP4, CFP2-64G and CFP8 connectors perform at high speed signal requirements 200GAUI-4 and 400GAUI-8 on 200G/400GbE, and also perform at 64Gbaud signal requirement for Future Coherent Optics. Yamaichi will display demos showcasing these connectors' performances.

    For the full list of DesignCon 2017 exhibitors, please visit:
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    Viavi Introduces CERTiFi Cloud-Based Workflow Tailored for Enterprise Test and Certification

    MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Viavi Solutions today announced CERTiFi, a cloud-based system enabling enterprise cabling contractors to manage test and certification projects across increasingly distributed workforces with complex specifications. CERTiFi, powered by Viavi's StrataSync(TM) cloud management platform for network service providers, delivers a solution proven in large carrier networks that has been adapted for enterprise cabling contractors. Viavi will be demonstrating CERTiFi at the BICSI Winter Conference, Booth #627, in Tampa, Florida, January 22-26, 2017.

    Enterprises are installing, expanding and upgrading data centers and networks to address a continuing acceleration in bandwidth usage. According to Viavi's State of the Network study, 48 percent of respondents expect bandwidth to double between 2016 and 2017. This trend is driving growth in the breadth and complexity of networks, technician workloads, and outsourcing to contractors. Contractors need an efficient way to manage projects across their technician base to improve accuracy and speed of certification.

    CERTiFi enhances overall project workflows by syncing test and certification instruments--such as the popular and proven Certifier40G and SmartClass Fiber OLTS-85P--and managing them via a centralized cloud-based system. From that vantage point, an administrator can create and distribute project designs, assign projects to team members, pre-load test instruments with tasks and required test criteria, and assimilate, analyze and share test results in real time. With CERTiFi, team members establish alignment at every stage of their projects -- from creating design requirements and assigning tasks, to performing tests and analyzing project metrics, which can significantly reduce the time, cost and errors associated with offline communications.

    A major benefit and differentiator of CERTiFi is the breadth of options for user interfaces: from web-based, to mobile app (iOS and Android), to on-instrument UI. These interfaces are part of Viavi's workflow design to maximize efficiency. Field managers are constantly on the go, managing multiple technicians in different locations with limited time. Management responsibilities like gathering results from instruments and sending them back to the main office or preparing tasks for the next day typically end up happening in the off-hours, when everyone else has clocked out.

    With the CERTiFi mobile app, field managers now have everything they need right on their mobile device, so they can manage their crew and maintain communication with the office. As field technicians complete tests on their CERTiFi-enabled instruments, the site lead can auto-synchronize results to the CERTiFi mobile app via wireless connection. This allows them to view test results without disrupting their field team's progress.

    "Our contractor customers are supporting the aggressive growth and updates in today's data center and enterprise networks, and need more than just best-in-class tools, but also innovations in workflow management," said Kevin Oliver, Vice President and General Manager, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test, Viavi Solutions. "With CERTiFi, we built on the proven StrataSync framework and tailored it to meet the distinct requirements of enterprise environments. Now they can use Viavi's portfolio of enterprise test and certification instruments in conjunction with our advanced, cloud-based workflow solution."

    About Viavi Solutions
    Viavi is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including Viavi Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. Viavi is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about Viavi at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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    Amadeus appoints Rajiv Rajian to lead global business travelKey senior appointment follows Amadeus' acquisition in 2014 of a majority shareholding in i:FAO and the recent successful launch of Amadeus cytric Travel & ExpenseRajian will oversee all areas of Amadeus' growing business travel portfolio, including Global Travel Management Companies (TMCs), the Specialty and Networks customers, and corporations

    MADRID, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amadeus today announces that Rajiv Rajian is appointed Executive Vice President of Global Business Travel, effective immediately.

    With global business travel spend set to reach $1.6 trillion in 2020*, Rajian will be tasked with driving continued growth worldwide across three key pillars of Amadeus' business travel division: Global Travel Management Companies (TMCs), the Specialty and Networks customers, and corporations.

    This will consist of leading global TMCs and clients operating in the managed travel verticals such as marine and energy as well as the franchise and network clients. The role will also encompass expanding Amadeus' business travel portfolio, including Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense and continuing to support the 11,000+ customers that use Amadeus' online booking tools today.

    Rajian brings 20 years of deep travel industry expertise to Amadeus, with a strong track record in business travel, product marketing, strategy and mergers and acquisitions. In his most recent role, Rajian was responsible for all commercial activities for Sabre Travel Network, incorporating both global and corporate customers, as Vice President, Global Sales & Account Management. Before that, Rajian spent time as Vice President, Product Marketing, also at Sabre, with responsibility worldwide for all points of sale and platform solutions.

    "Corporate employees can be demanding travelers, requiring instant, mobile and personalized itineraries that allow them to travel and work efficiently. At the same time, corporations need to control their corporate travel whilst ensuring traveler safety, compliance and cost management. I'm excited to lead our team as we look to not only transform the corporate traveler journey but also grow Amadeus' entire business travel portfolio; across Global TMCs, Specialty and Networks and corporations," said Rajiv Rajian, the Executive Vice President of Global Business Travel at Amadeus.

    "The appointment of Rajiv is something of a milestone for Amadeus' business travel division growth," said Laurens Leurink, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Amadeus. "Today business travel is no longer simply about just the booking. It is about the complete end-to-end journey and the wider travel ecosystem too. Given his experience and expertise, I am convinced that Rajiv will shape the future of our business travel portfolio, with much energy and enthusiasm to expand Amadeus' footprint both in terms of the customers we are serving and the breadth of solutions that we can offer them."

    This appointment follows the successful launch of Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense earlier in 2016, which itself followed Amadeus' acquisition of a majority shareholding in i:FAO in April 2014, a leader in solutions for corporations. Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense was launched to combine the best features of Amadeus e-Travel Management with the strength of the integrated i:FAO cytric solution.

    *Source: Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)

    Notes to the editors:

    About Amadeus

    Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).

    The Amadeus group employs around 14,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as over 70 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations globally and has a presence in more than 190 countries.

    The group operates a transaction-based business model.

    Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.

    To find out more about Amadeus please visit www.amadeus.com, and www.amadeus.com/blog for more on the travel industry.

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