Companies news of 2017-03-16 (page 1)

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  • BCE reports results of conversion of its Series AO Preferred Shares into Series AP...
  • Circa Reports Sales and Operating results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended...
  • CenturyLink and Level 3 shareholders approve merger
  • Asetek - Mandatory Notification of Trade
  • Configit and Tata Consultancy Services join forces in new partnership
  • Configit and Tata Consultancy Services join forces in new partnership
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    Diebold Nixdorf Successfully Defeats Retaliatory Claims; Continues Pursuit Of Patent Infringement Case Against Korea-Based Nautilus Hyosung

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated today announced that it has successfully defeated three of four retaliatory patent infringement claims brought by Nautilus Hyosung and will appeal a preliminary ruling on the fourth claim, issued March 13, 2017, of an alleged technical violation of a Hyosung U.S. patent involving legacy Wincor technology. Hyosung filed the claims in response to Diebold Nixdorf's patent infringement case against the Korean company.

    "Although we are petitioning the International Trade Commission (ITC) to review the March 13 initial determination, it has no bearing on existing products in the market or future products provided by Diebold Nixdorf," said Jonathan Leiken, senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Diebold Nixdorf. "This claim is nothing more than an attempt by Hyosung to distract from our patent infringement case against them. In that case, we are confident that the ruling in our favor against Hyosung will be upheld and that the technology infringing on our patents will be barred from entering the United States."

    In November 2016, after a full evidentiary hearing, an administrative law judge in the ITC found that Hyosung infringes two Diebold patents and concluded that there is "strong circumstantial evidence that Hyosung had knowledge of Diebold's patented technology, copied it, and encouraged its customers to use it in an infringing way."

    The ITC has already rejected Hyosung's appeal of the prior ruling that Hyosung infringes Diebold's patented movable MICR-head technology, and Hyosung's current deposit automation ATMs will be excluded from the market. The innovative MICR technology reads checks processed through an ATM with a high degree of accuracy and security and represents a key component of deposit automation in the United States. Once the ITC finalizes the ruling, which is expected within weeks, it would bar the import of the infringing technology by Hyosung into the United States.

    Diebold Nixdorf will also continue to pursue its claim for damages against Hyosung before a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, based on Hyosung's past infringement of Diebold's U.S. technology.

    About Diebold Nixdorf

    Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world's top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an 'always on' and changing consumer landscape.

    Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol 'DBD'. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

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    CONTACT: Media Relations, Mike Jacobsen, APR, +1-330-490-3796,
    michael.jacobsen@dieboldnixdorf.com; Investor Relations, Steve Virostek,
    +1-330-490-6319, steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com

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




    BCE reports results of conversion of its Series AO Preferred Shares into Series AP Preferred Shares

    MONTREAL, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. today announced that none of its fixed-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AO (Series AO Preferred Shares) will be converted into floating-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AP (Series AP Preferred Shares) on March 31, 2017.

    On March 1, 2017, BCE notified holders of Series AO Preferred Shares that they could elect to convert their shares into Series AP Preferred Shares subject to the terms and conditions attached to those shares. Only 104,631 of BCE's 4,600,000 Series AO Preferred Shares were tendered for conversion on March 31, 2017 into Series AP Preferred Shares. As this would result in there being less than one million Series AP Preferred Shares outstanding, no Series AO Preferred Shares will, as per the terms and conditions attached to those shares, be converted on March 31, 2017 into Series AP Preferred Shares.

    The Series AO Preferred Shares will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BCE.PR.O. The Series AO Preferred Shares will pay on a quarterly basis, for the 5-year period beginning on March 31, 2017, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE, a fixed quarterly cash dividend based on an annual dividend rate of 4.260%.

    About BCE
    Canada's largest communications company, BCE provides broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada and Bell Aliant. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. To learn more, please visit BCE.ca.

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

    Media inquiries:

    Jean Charles Robillard
    514-870-4739
    jean_charles.robillard@bell.ca

    Investor inquiries:

    Richard Bengian
    514-786-8219
    richard.bengian@bell.ca

    Bell Canada

    Web site: www.bell.ca/




    Circa Reports Sales and Operating results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2016 and Grant of Stock Options

    CALGARY, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Circa Enterprises Inc. (CTO-TSXV) (the "Company" or "Circa"), a manufacturer of equipment for the telecommunication, electrical utility, and construction industries, reports results of operations for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

    OPERATING RESULTS

    Summary of fourth quarter operating results:

    --  Consolidated sales of $5.6 million in Q4 2016, representing a 9.5%
    decrease compared to Q4 2015 sales of $6.2 million
    --  Profit from operations for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $216,000 or
    $0.02 per share compared to profit from operations of $316,000 or $0.03
    per share for Q4 2015
    --  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA of $345,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016
    compared to $423,000 for Q4 2015 (see below for explanation and
    calculation of EBITDA)
    --  Earnings per share of $0.02 in Q4 2016 compared to $0.03 in Q4 2015
    

    Summary of fiscal year operating results:

    --  Consolidated sales of $23.0 million, a decrease of 6.7% over the 2015
    sales of $24.7 million
    --  Profit from operations for the year of $212,000 or $0.02 per share in
    2016 compared to profit from operations of $1.1 million or $0.11 per
    share for the 2015 fiscal year
    --  EBITDA of $628,000 in 2016, compared to $1.5 million for the 2015 fiscal
    year
    --  The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share during the year
    --  Cash balance of $1.5 million, no outstanding debt and working capital of
    $8.7 million at December 31, 2016
    

    EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is adjusted for restructuring costs related to the acquisition of Alberta Computer Cables. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are a non-IFRS financial measures and do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards and, therefore, may not to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Management believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful supplemental measures, which provides an indication of the results generated by Circa's primary business activities prior to consideration of how those activities are financed, amortized or taxed. Readers are cautioned, however, that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to comprehensive income determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the Company's financial performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are calculated by the Company as follows:

    Year ended Year ended Three months Three months 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2015 $000's $000's $000's $000's ------ ------ ------ ------ Profit for the period from operations 212 1,088 216 316 Income taxes 160 235 67 52 Interest 1 1 - - Depreciation and amortization 255 222 62 55 ----------------------------- --- --- --- --- EBITDA 628 1,546 345 423 ====== === ===== === === Restructuring costs 309 - - - ------------------- --- --- --- --- Adjusted EBITDA 937 1,546 345 423 =============== === ===== === ===

    Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $5.6 million -- a $0.6 million decrease from the fourth quarter of 2015. Sales of Telecom OEM products were the largest source of the decline in the quarter as sales decreased from $0.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 to $53,000 in the same period in 2016 as result of the completion of a large project. Regular Telecom sales for the fourth quarter were also lower as the Company's legacy surge protection equipment sales decreased - this decline was partially offset by higher sales from the new cable and connectivity products as the Company recorded a full quarter sales compared to only one month in the prior year. These declines in Telecom sales were partially offset by a $62,000 increase in sales in the Metals segment in the quarter compared to the prior year.

    As a result of the Company posting lower sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the prior year, profits were also lower. The business was able to maintain gross profit margins and trim selling, general and administrative expenses, however the lower sales resulted in profit for the period from operations to decrease from $316,000 in Q4 2015 to $216,000 in Q4 2016. As noted in the chart above, the Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $0.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 and $345,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016.

    Grant Reeves, Circa's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated:

    "We are pleased with our fourth quarter results that contributed positively to our full year Adjusted EBITDA of $937,000. Although the comparison to the prior year was down as a result of a large Telecom OEM project which is now complete, the Company achieved strong year-over-year improvement from our Metals segment. Circa's core Telecom products, which excludes the OEM project, achieved revenue growth for the year, primarily from the addition of the cable and connectivity products that were acquired last December. The Company maintains a strong balance sheet, including $1.5 million of cash and no debt as it continues to improve its operating effectiveness."

    CIRCA ENTERPRISES INC.
    Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

    For the years ended December 31 2016 2015 $000's $000's ------ ------ Sales 23,672 25,570 Freight (632) (884) ------- ---- ---- Net sales 23,040 24,686 Cost of sales (17,076) (18,537) ------------- ------- ------- Gross profit 5,964 6,149 Selling, general and administrative expenses (5,286) (4,827) Restructuring costs (309) - ------------------- ---- --- Operating profit 369 1,322 Other income 4 2 Finance costs (1) (1) ------------- --- --- Profit before tax 372 1,323 Income tax expense (160) (235) ------------------ ---- ---- Profit for the year from operations attributable to shareholders of the Company 212 1,088 Other comprehensive income: Exchange differences on translating foreign operations, net of tax (45) 556 ------------------------------------------------------------------ --- --- Total comprehensive income for the year attributable to shareholders of the Company 167 1,644 =================================================================================== === ===== Earnings per share (in $'s) -------------------------- Basic and diluted 0.02 0.11 ================= ==== ====

    GRANT OF STOCK OPTIONS

    The Company announced today that it has granted a total of 225,000 stock options to directors, officers and employees of the Company pursuant to the Company's stock option plan. Of these stock options, 175,000 were granted to directors and officers of Circa. The stock options are exercisable for a period of five years at a price of $0.81 per share. One third of these options will vest on the anniversary from the date of the grant over the next three years.

    Circa Enterprises Inc. is a public company with operations in Alberta, Ontario and Florida. The outstanding common shares of Circa Enterprises Inc. are listed and trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol CTO. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    The Company's annual financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis have been filed with certain securities regulatory authorities in Canada and may be accessed electronically through the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

    Circa Enterprises Inc.

    CONTACT: Mr. Grant Reeves, President and CEO, Circa Enterprises Inc.,
    (843) 258-2011; Mr. Cory Tamagi, Vice President Finance and CFO, Circa
    Enterprises Inc., (403) 258-2011; E-Mail: investor@circaent.com, Website:
    www.circaent.com

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




    CenturyLink and Level 3 shareholders approve merger

    MONROE, La. and BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. and Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announce that shareholders of both companies overwhelmingly approved all proposals related to the companies' merger.

    At a special meeting of CenturyLink's shareholders held today in Monroe, approximately 96.3 percent of the votes cast supported the proposal to issue CenturyLink common stock to Level 3 stockholders in connection with the proposed merger.

    At a special meeting of Level 3's stockholders held today in Broomfield, approximately 81.2 percent of Level 3's outstanding shares of common stock, and more than 98.8 percent of the votes cast, were voted in favor of approving the merger agreement.

    "The combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 will significantly improve our global network capabilities, creating a company with one of the most robust fiber networks in the world," said Glen F. Post, III, chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink. "This expanded network should allow us to bring substantial operational and service benefits to our enterprise customers, as well as an enhanced customer experience."

    In addition to approvals by CenturyLink and Level 3 shareholders and previously announced state regulatory approvals and clearances in Ohio, Utah and Nevada, the companies also recently received approvals in Georgia and West Virginia and clearances in Connecticut, Indiana and Louisiana. The two companies continue to expect to receive the remaining state, federal and international approvals in time to complete the merger by Sept. 30, 2017.

    "We appreciate the strong support from our shareholders for the merger and their recognition of the benefits the combined company will bring. We're making solid progress with our regulatory approvals and remain optimistic that the process will continue smoothly with the remaining reviews," Post said.

    Upon closing of the transaction, Level 3 stockholders will receive $26.50 per share in cash and 1.4286 shares of CenturyLink stock for each Level 3 share they own. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders will own approximately 51 percent, and Level 3 stockholders will own approximately 49 percent, of the combined company. The combined company will be headquartered in Monroe, La., and will maintain a key operational presence in Colorado and the Denver metropolitan area.

    For more information about the merger, visit www.connectingtheneweconomy.com.

    About CenturyLink
    CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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

    Forward Looking Statements
    Except for the historical and factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this communication, including statements regarding the expected timing and benefits of the proposed transaction, such as efficiencies, cost savings, enhanced revenues, growth potential, market profile and financial strength, and the competitive ability and position of the combined company, and other statements identified by words such as "will," "estimates," "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "projects," "plans," "intends," "may," "should," "could," "seeks" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which are beyond our control. These forward-looking statements, and the assumptions upon which they are based, (i) are not guarantees of future results, (ii) are inherently speculative and (iii) are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or implied in those statements if one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect. Factors that could affect actual results include but are not limited to: the ability of the parties to timely and successfully receive the required approvals for the combination from regulatory agencies free of conditions materially adverse to the parties; the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the proposed transaction cannot be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the possibility that costs, difficulties or disruptions related to the integration of Level 3's operations with those of CenturyLink will be greater than expected; the ability of the combined company to retain and hire key personnel; the effects of competition from a wide variety of competitive providers, including lower demand for CenturyLink's legacy offerings; the effects of new, emerging or competing technologies, including those that could make the combined company's products less desirable or obsolete; the effects of ongoing changes in the regulation of the communications industry, including the outcome of regulatory or judicial proceedings relating to intercarrier compensation, interconnection obligations, access charges, universal service, broadband deployment, data protection and net neutrality; adverse changes in CenturyLink's or the combined company's access to credit markets on favorable terms, whether caused by changes in its financial position, lower debt credit ratings, unstable markets or otherwise; the combined company's ability to effectively adjust to changes in the communications industry, and changes in the composition of its markets and product mix; possible changes in the demand for, or pricing of, the combined company's products and services, including the combined company's ability to effectively respond to increased demand for high-speed broadband service; changes in the operating plans, capital allocation plans or corporate strategies of the combined company, whether based on changes in market conditions, changes in the cash flows or financial position of the combined company, or otherwise; the combined company's ability to successfully maintain the quality and profitability of its existing product and service offerings and to introduce new offerings on a timely and cost-effective basis; the adverse impact on the combined company's business and network from possible equipment failures, service outages, security breaches or similar events impacting its network; the combined company's ability to maintain favorable relations with key business partners, suppliers, vendors, landlords and financial institutions; the ability of the combined company to utilize net operating losses in amounts projected; changes in the future cash requirements of the combined company; and other risk factors and cautionary statements as detailed from time to time in each of CenturyLink's and Level 3's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Due to these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the proposed combination or any other transaction described above will in fact be completed in the manner described or at all. You should be aware that new factors may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to identify all such factors nor can we predict the impact of each such factor on the proposed combination or the combined company. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Unless legally required, CenturyLink and Level 3 undertake no obligation and each expressly disclaim any such obligation, to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed events or otherwise.

    Additional Information
    In connection with the proposed combination, CenturyLink filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC (Registration Statement No. 333-215121) which was declared effective by the SEC on February 13, 2017. CenturyLink and Level 3 have filed a joint proxy statement/prospectus and will file other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction with the SEC. CenturyLink and Level 3 began mailing the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective security holders on or about February 13, 2017. The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, dated as of February 13, 2017, contains important information about CenturyLink, Level 3, the proposed combination and related matters. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED COMBINATION OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders may obtain the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and the filings that are incorporated by reference in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about CenturyLink and Level 3, free of charge, at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders may also obtain these documents free of charge by directing a request to CenturyLink, 100 CenturyLink Drive, Monroe, Louisiana 71203, Attention: Corporate Secretary, or to Level 3, 1025 Eldorado Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado 80021, Attention: Investor Relations.

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    CONTACT: Debra Peterson, 913-353-7569, debra.d.peterson@centurylink.com;
    Nikki Wheeler, (720) 888-0560, nikki.wheeler@level3.com

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




    Asetek - Mandatory Notification of Trade

    OSLO, Norway, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Member of the Board of Directors and primary insider of Asetek A/S Knut Oversjoen has today, Thursday, March 16, 2017 exercised 27 951 warrants to have issued shares for a cash payment at an average price of NOK 14.51 per share. Also today, entities controlled by Mr. Oversjoen has sold 23 886 shares at an average price of NOK 82.68 per share. Following the transactions, Knut Oversjoen and entities controlled by him owns 28 824 shares and 26 282 warrants.

    About Asetek

    Asetek(R) (ASETEK.OL) is the global leader in liquid cooling solutions for data centers, servers and PCs. Asetek's server products enable OEMs to offer cost effective, high performance liquid cooling data center solutions. Its PC products are targeted at the gaming and high performance desktop PC segments. With over 3.9 million liquid cooling units deployed, Asetek's patented technology is being adopted by a growing portfolio of OEMs and channel partners. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark and has operations in California, Texas, China and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.asetek.com.

    For further information, please contact:

    Peter Dam Madsen, Chief Financial Officer
    Mobile: +45 2080 7200, e-mail: pdm@asetek.com

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    Configit and Tata Consultancy Services join forces in new partnership

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Configit A/S and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced a new strategic partnership. The collaboration will provide a framework for TCS clients to take full advantage of Configit's leading digital solutions and enable Configit to meet growing demand for its services.

    TCS will operate as a full-scale implementation and delivery partner of Configit software solutions, providing new services and tools for TCS global client base while also enabling Configit to strengthen its position in the global market place.

    "This partnership will provide unique benefits to our customers, building on the combined strength of Configit and deep experience of TCS in Engineering & Product Development for Manufacturing Customers" commented Milind Lakkad, Global Head, Manufacturing Industry Solutions Unit, TCS. "Taking advantage of the rapid developments in technology innovation is complex and requires enterprises to integrate and configure multiple systems to be effective. This partnership will benefit our clients and allow them to take advantage of Configit's industry leading configuration software solutions."

    A dedicated group of TCS consultants have been trained on Configit's industry leading products and the two companies will work closely to develop a go-to-market strategy designed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers. With ongoing digital disruption leaving no industry untouched, organizations are looking for partners that can help build the digital core from which they can reimagine their business. This partnership is another important means of supporting customers on this journey.

    "The partnership with TCS is of great value to Configit," says CEO and Founder Henrik Reif Andersen. "It aids Configit in meeting the rapidly growing international demand for our configuration software solutions and exposes us to new markets."

    Configit is a global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions and a supplier of business-critical software solutions for the configuration of complex products. All Configit products are based on the patented technology Virtual Tabulation(TM). This technology has redefined what is possible with configuration in terms of complexity and speed, and enables Configit to make software that can handle and utilize complex product configurations in a way that is both powerful to business and easy to use.

    About TCS
    Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS,infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model(TM), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 371,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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    https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/478746/Configit_TATA_Consultancy_Logo.jpg Configit

    CONTACT: Partner Manager Lars Dyrlov Madsen, tel. (+45) 2535 2413 or
    lm@configit.com

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




    Configit and Tata Consultancy Services join forces in new partnership

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Configit A/S and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced a new strategic partnership. The collaboration will provide a framework for TCS clients to take full advantage of Configit's leading digital solutions and enable Configit to meet growing demand for its services.

    https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/474104/Configit_Logo.jpg [https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/474104/Configit_Logo.jpg]

    TCS will operate as a full-scale implementation and delivery partner of Configit software solutions, providing new services and tools for TCS global client base while also enabling Configit to strengthen its position in the global market place.

    "This partnership will provide unique benefits to our customers, building on the combined strength of Configit and deep experience of TCS in Engineering & Product Development for Manufacturing Customers" commented Milind Lakkad, Global Head, Manufacturing Industry Solutions Unit, TCS. "Taking advantage of the rapid developments in technology innovation is complex and requires enterprises to integrate and configure multiple systems to be effective. This partnership will benefit our clients and allow them to take advantage of Configit's industry leading configuration software solutions."

    A dedicated group of TCS consultants have been trained on Configit's industry leading products and the two companies will work closely to develop a go-to-market strategy designed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers. With ongoing digital disruption leaving no industry untouched, organizations are looking for partners that can help build the digital core from which they can reimagine their business. This partnership is another important means of supporting customers on this journey.

    "The partnership with TCS is of great value to Configit," says CEO and Founder Henrik Reif Andersen. "It aids Configit in meeting the rapidly growing international demand for our configuration software solutions and exposes us to new markets."

    Configit is a global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions and a supplier of business-critical software solutions for the configuration of complex products. All Configit products are based on the patented technology Virtual Tabulation(TM). This technology has redefined what is possible with configuration in terms of complexity and speed, and enables Configit to make software that can handle and utilize complex product configurations in a way that is both powerful to business and easy to use.

    About TCS
    Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services [http://www.tcs.com/offerings/it-services/Pages/default.aspx], consulting [http://www.tcs.com/consulting/Pages/default.aspx] and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT [http://www.tcs.com/offerings/it-services/Pages/default.aspx], BPS [http://www.tcs.com/business-process-services/Pages/default.aspx],infrastructure [http://www.tcs.com/offerings/it_infrastructure/Pages/default.aspx], engineering [http://www.tcs.com/offerings/engineering_services/Pages/default.aspx] and assurance services [http://www.tcs.com/offerings/assurance_services/Pages/default.aspx]. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model [http://www.tcs.com/about/tcs_difference/global_delivery/Pages/default.aspx](TM), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 371,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com [http://www.tcs.com/].

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    CONTACT: Partner Manager Lars Dyrløv Madsen, tel. (+45) 2535 2413 or
    lm@configit.com

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    Weber Shandwick Study Finds CEOs Embrace Social Media, But Struggle To Take It To Engagement Level- 92% of Top Public, 86% of Top Silicon Valley and 76% of Top Private Company CEOs Have Online Social Presence; CEO Engagement Rates Lower than 40% -

    NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Research released today from global communications and engagement firm Weber Shandwick finds that the majority of leading U.S. public (92 percent) and private (76 percent) company CEOs, as well as the top CEOs in Silicon Valley (86 percent), are visible online in social media and on their company websites. Socializing Your CEO IV: The Engagement Factor is the latest installment in the Socializing Your CEO series, which started in 2010 as one of the earliest explorations of social CEOs.

    "Due to the strong link between corporate reputation and CEO engagement, we are committed to better understanding how CEOs can adopt and leverage social media and other digital platforms to communicate, listen and respond," said Andy Polansky, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick.

    In its most recent report, Weber Shandwick researched the online activities of CEOs from the top public companies in the U.S. Fortune 500 rankings, Fortune's Most Important Private Companies in the U.S. and Mercury News' top companies in Silicon Valley. The audit investigated three levels of CEO activity: 1) Public CEO visibility on the company website or on social networks; 2) CEO posts from the past 12 months on the sites on which they are visible; 3) CEO engagement from the past 12 months. The report defines engagement as any open dialogue between the CEO and site visitor, such as responding to comments or joining in a discussion. For example, one CEO in our research frequently writes back to people who comment on his Facebook posts. This CEO even responded to a criticism about customer service and offered his email address to the customer to follow up on the issue.

    "CEOs and other executives can amplify and deepen their company narratives by creating social content and sharing it online," said Chris Perry, chief digital officer, Weber Shandwick. "More CEOs have made the leap to communicating online to help shape their brands digitally and personalize the company. However, we are now at a point where CEOs need to truly embrace social engagement and move it up the next notch."

    CEOs are Visible, But Not Consistently Engaging

    For the first time since its inception, Socializing Your CEO examined CEO engagement in addition to online presence. While public, private and Silicon Valley company CEOs excel in online presence, they are not making more extensive use of their platforms. Fewer than four in 10 public and private company CEOs (38 percent each) have posted online within the past year. Silicon Valley CEOs have a slightly higher posting rate (41 percent), but not by much. Engagement levels are also low, with 22 percent of public company CEOs and 34 percent of private company CEOs interacting with other people online within the past year. Silicon Valley CEOs are the most engaging of the chief executives included in the audit (39 percent), just surpassing private company CEOs. It is noteworthy that when private and Silicon Valley company CEOs post, they typically engage.

    Overall Online Sociability of CEOs ---------------------------------- Public company Private company Silicon Valley CEOs CEOs company CEOs ---- ---- ------------ % % % --- --- --- Present/ Visible 92 76 86 -------- --- --- --- Posted in past 12 months 38 38 41 --------- --- --- --- Engaged in past 12 months 22 34 39 ---------- --- --- ---

    "Engagement is the new presence when it comes to CEO sociability," said Leslie Gaines-Ross, chief reputation strategist, Weber Shandwick. "Distributing content online and engaging with stakeholders allows CEOs to humanize the conversation, demonstrate transparency and touchability, forge connections with stakeholders and to achieve the reputational advantage. Social engagement is more important than ever in this highly politicized climate and preparation is key."

    Other findings from Socializing Your CEO IV include:

    The Company Website is Home Base for Public and Private CEO Visibility. The company website is the top destination for public and private company CEO visibility with 90 percent of public company CEOs and 66 percent of private company CEOs having a presence beyond just their name and standard biography page. Silicon Valley CEOs are also likely to have a company website presence (65 percent), though social networks are their top platform. One in 10 public (8 percent), private (10 percent) and Silicon Valley company CEOs (8 percent) have a "spotlight" page, or a centralized location of CEO messages, pictures, videos and speeches. One-third of public company CEOs (34 percent) have a presence on the careers page, a rate three times that of private (10 percent) and Silicon Valley company CEOs (10 percent).

    "Incorporating the CEO into the careers page is an opportunity for companies to attract talent," Perry said. "Previous Weber Shandwick research found that a CEO's reputation affects candidates' decisions to accept jobs. The talent wars are only going to heat up and promoting culture from the top could make a difference to job seekers."

    Silicon Valley CEOs Lead the Way in Social Network Presence. Social networks are the top platform for Silicon Valley CEO visibility (71 percent), far surpassing the social network presence of public (50 percent) and private company CEOs (59 percent). However, Silicon Valley CEOs do not lead their public and private peers in social network engagement to the same degree (39 percent vs. 22 percent and 34 percent, respectively).

    Corporate Video is an Important Component of CEO Sociability. Silicon Valley CEOs also lead in video use, with 65 percent appearing in company video, either on the company website or company YouTube channel. More than half of public company CEOs (58 percent) appear in video, with private company CEOs (52 percent) not far behind. Public, private and Silicon Valley company CEOs are equally likely to appear in video on the company website (46 percent, 45 percent, and 43 percent respectively). Silicon Valley CEOs are most likely to be in a video on the company YouTube channel (47 percent), followed by public company CEOs (40 percent) and private company CEOs (31 percent).

    Types of CEO videos found on the company YouTube channel vary. The audit surfaced videos such as repurposed clips of CEO speeches and TV interviews, one-on-one interviews and clips of the CEO speaking directly to the audience. Topics covered in CEO video include customer insights, company news, market predictions and industry outlook.

    Eight Tips for CEO Social Engagement

    Weber Shandwick recommends that companies consider the following digital and social media strategies for their chief executives to become more effective chief storytellers and strengthen their company reputations.

    1. Get online if not already there.
    2. Own real estate on the company careers page.
    3. Aggregate and centralize CEO communications.
    4. Take advantage of video.
    5. Regularly author content and content publish.
    6. Be more than just visible on social networks. Engage.
    7. Establish an authentic voice.
    8. Be mindful of risks.
    

    Click here to view the full report.

    About The Research

    Weber Shandwick audited the online presence of CEOs from the top 50 public U.S. companies in the 2016 Fortune 500 rankings, CEOs from Fortune's 25 Most Important Private Companies and the top 50 CEOs from the Mercury News' Silicon Valley's top 150 companies for 2016. Platforms audited were company website, company YouTube, external CEO blogs or websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram. For the full methodology, please view our report.

    About Weber Shandwick

    Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm's diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Ad Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017. Weber Shandwick was honored as PRWeek's Global Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016, The Holmes Report's Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and The Holmes Report's Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group . For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.

    Contact: Kim Dixon Company: Weber Shandwick Phone: 212.546.7876 Email: kdixon@webershandwick.com

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    Weber Shandwick

    Web site: http://webershandwick.com/




    Dell Technologies to Conduct Investor Meeting April 5 in New York

    ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell Technologies will host an investor meeting in New York April 5, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Dell Technologies' Chief Financial Officer Tom Sweet, Infrastructure Solutions Group President David Goulden and Treasurer Tyler Johnson will review the company's strategy, integration efforts and capital structure.

    A live webcast and a replay of the meeting will be available on the event page of Dell Technologies Investor Relations website at investors.delltechnologies.com.

    About Dell Technologies
    Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. The company services customers of all sizes across 180 countries - ranging from 98 percent of the Fortune 500 to individual consumers - with the industry's most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from the edge to the core to the cloud.

    Copyright (C) 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, Dell Inc. and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Technologies in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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    CONTACT: Dell Media contacts: Dave Farmer, Dave.Farmer@Dell.com, (508)
    293-7206 ; Lauren Lee, Lauren.Lee@Dell.com, (512) 728-4374 ; Dell Investor
    Relations contacts: Scott Schmitz, Scott.Schmitz@Dell.com, (508) 293-7721 ;
    Karen Litzler-Hollier, Karen.Litzler-Hollie@Dell.com, (512) 728-0388

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




    Canon U.S.A. Celebrates the Latest Canon Print Solutions and the Success of the "One Canon" Strategy Revealed

    MELVILLE, N.Y., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, concluded its One Canon Event, held March 7-9 in Boca Raton, Florida. The occasion commemorated the Company's Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) for its steady progress since the launch of the One Canon business strategy last August. At this invite-only event, industry analysts and journalists had the opportunity to fully engage with executive leaders, customers, partners, and hear new product news as well as all the latest Canon print technology and solutions.

    Over 45 esteemed industry analysts and reporters from around the country gathered for an exclusive opportunity to learn more about how the Canon family of companies is working together to ensure customers and partners have access to all of Canon's business-to-business offerings. Key executives informed guests on the impact the initiative is having on the company as a whole, as well as providing a deeper look into each of the business units represented within the company. In addition, a dynamic solutions showcase gave guests an exclusive, all-access look into the scope of print and workflow solutions that Canon has to offer.

    "Last year's announcement of the One Canon strategy marked a significant turning point for the company with a promise of delivering more integrated solutions offerings based on three pillars: innovation, possibility and smart solutions," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president at Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our goal for this event was now to demonstrate our commitment to uphold this promise. I hope the event provided our guests with an update on how the One Canon approach is already providing benefits to our customers and dealer partners."

    During the three-day event, guests attended a series of presentations divided into the areas of Production Print, Large Format, and Enterprise Solutions, along with dealer relations. While informing attendees about the different business units and their functions within the company, executive leaders had a chance to share their success stories through the voice of the customers and the partners they serve.

    Representatives from the University of Notre Dame, Bacompt, and Bird Marella all joined the conversation by participating in a series of Q & A style interviews where they had the opportunity to share their view on the Canon approach from a customer perspective. In addition, Canon reiterated the company's commitment to establishing strong partnerships with independent dealers by inviting high-profile Canon dealer Jerry Blaine from DEX imaging and his customer Howard Zimmerman from Architects, P.C. to speak alongside BISG Senior Vice President, Mason Olds.

    "We sincerely appreciate the fact that Canon chose to include us in this event and cannot wait for another year of success thanks to their continued support," said Jerry Blaine, founder, president, and CEO of LDI.

    To heighten the excitement put in place by the inspiring customer testimonials and executive presentations, guests were welcomed to the highly awaited product pavilion and solutions showcase. This display generated great excitement as guests took part in educational group presentations and demonstrations from each of the business units. Canon executive leaders, expert print technicians and partners including Box and mxHERO were made available to further engage in in-depth conversations with the press and analyst community, while some of the company's most anticipated and impactful products of the year were showcased simultaneously.

    While all guests were motivated to be a part of the solutions showcase interactive experience, press and analysts from the wide format sector were especially excited for the world-wide launch of the Oce Colorado 1640 build on Canon's new UVgel technology. It was a noteworthy moment when the guests gathered around the stage to learn more about the product that is poised to revolutionize the wide format arena. The new technology will be at the core of an upcoming family of roll-to-roll printers that will help print service provider's increase their print production efficiency, while lowering their operating costs, enabling them to profitably grow their business.

    Also making its debut at the solutions case was the new varioPRINT 140 Series, plus new imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS models to help meet the diverse needs of businesses.

    Click to view a highlight video from the "One Canon" event. For more information on products and solutions launched at the event please visit the Canon newsroom.

    About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. , ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.(**) Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(R) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

    **Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and elsewhere. Oce is a registered trademark of Oce-Technologies B.V. in the United States and elsewhere.

    All other referenced product names and marks are trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.
    (C) 2017 Canon U.S.A., Inc. All rights reserved.

    Canon U.S.A. website:
    http://www.usa.canon.com

    For sales information/customer support:
    1-800-OK-CANON

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    CONTACT: Siobhan Cullagh, Canon U.S.A., Inc., 631-330-4602,
    scullagh@cusa.canon.com

    Web site: http://www.usa.canon.com/




    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Declares Quarterly Dividend Payment

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell , a leader in storage, networking, and connectivity semiconductor solutions, today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock payable on April 20, 2017 to stockholders of record as of April 4, 2017.

    About Marvell
    Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, networking, and wireless connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: www.marvell.com.

    Marvell(R) and the Marvell logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates.

    T. Peter Andrew
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    408-222-1145
    pandrew@marvell.com

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




    EvoNexus Tech Incubator Collaborates with Qualcomm Ventures, ViaSat and InterDigital On Seed Capital for SoCal Startups

    SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EvoNexus, the leading non-profit technology incubator in Southern California, whose portfolio companies have raised over $1.1BN in funding and outcomes, is collaborating with three leading technology companies that may provide seed capital of up to $250,000 each to high-tech startup companies: Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in mobile technologies ; ViaSat , a global broadband services and technology company; and InterDigital , a developer of advanced digital wireless technologies. EvoNexus is now accepting applications for its Spring 2017 class. Applications for the round are open until April 2nd, 2017, however startups may apply year-round.

    In addition to potential seed funding, admitted startups receive all of the pro-bono EvoNexus incubator resources provided by EvoNexus such as mentorship, access to additional capital, and free Class A office and dry lab space in Irvine, La Jolla and Downtown San Diego, provided by California's leading commercial real estate developer, Irvine Company.

    This is the second year that both ViaSat and InterDigital have engaged in this strategic funding collaboration with EvoNexus, while Qualcomm Ventures has supported EvoNexus for the past five years. The technology areas of interest of Qualcomm Ventures, ViaSat and InterDigital are shown below. You can view more information on the respective programs by following the links.

    Qualcomm Ventures@EvoNexus:

    --  IoT
    --  Automotive
    --  Health/Wellness
    --  AR/VR
    --  Data Center & Cloud
    --  5G
    

    ViaSat@EvoNexus:

    --  Communications & Signal Processing
    --  Computer Networking
    --  Software Defined Networks / Network Function Virtualization / Cloud
    Computing
    --  Big data/Analytics/Data Science
    --  Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
    --  Cybersecurity
    --  Media Services & Internet Browsing
    --  Connected Environments (IoT, Smart Home)
    --  Internet on Mobile Platforms (Airline, Maritime, Connected Car)
    --  Internet Service Worldwide (Policy, Culture, Technology)
    

    InterDigital@EvoNexus:

    --  5G
    --  IoT
    --  AI/Machine Learning/Neural Networks/Deep Learning
    --  Autonomous Systems
    --  Robotics
    --  AR/VR/MR
    --  Networks/SDN/NFV
    --  Vision Processing
    --  NLP
    

    EvoNexus' incubator program is not limited to startups within the technology areas listed above. Technology startups that operate outside of the sectors above are encouraged to apply.

    About EvoNexus

    EvoNexus is a non-profit technology incubator and hub for Southern California's startup community designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies. EvoNexus is supported with Class A office space and facilities by California's leading real estate developer, Irvine Company and financially by global technology and life science corporations. These relationships make it possible for EvoNexus to take zero equity or fees from incubating startups and help grow Southern California's innovation economy. Since inception in 2010, EvoNexus startups have collectively raised over $1.1B in funding and outcomes. 17 startups have been acquired.

    EvoNexus San Diego/La Jolla Contact
    Kayla Trautwein
    Director & Sr. Portfolio Manager
    ktrautwein@evonexus.org, 858-354-7823

    EvoNexus Irvine Contact
    Alexa Enlow
    Sr. Portfolio Manager
    aenlow@evonexus.org, 858-437-4757

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    EvoNexus



    AT&T Partner Exchange Releases Mobility APIs and Training Enhancements to Solution ProvidersNew Tools and Courseware Help Accelerate Solution Provider Success

    DALLAS, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* Partner Exchange(R) is unveiling new mobility tools and enablement resources to help keep solution providers competitive.

    We're expanding our mobility portfolio with 3 new application programming interfaces (APIs).** These APIs help solution providers manage their customer accounts. We are also updating our Certification Achievement Program. The new strategy has more streamlined content and faster paths to certification. Mobile, Network and Operations professional-level certifications are available.

    "As a mobility leader, we work side-by-side with our solution providers to improve operations," said Sue Galvanek, vice president, Marketing, Pricing and Product Solutions, AT&T Partner Exchange. "We're constantly upping our game so our solution providers can do the same."

    AT&T Partner Exchange is celebrating 4 years in business, and we've built a track record of working with solution providers to help unlock new opportunities and transform the way they do business.

    The AT&T Partner Exchange API platform helps drive channel innovation. Our 3 new mobility APIs enable solution providers to access current service and device information to boost efficiency and reduce complexity.

    Businesses will see improvements in:

    --  Mobility Activation. You can now activate AT&T compatible mobility
    devices on existing accounts, helping save time and money.
    --  Mobility Subscriber List. Efficiently and easily manage account
    information to make billing and reporting more accurate.
    --  Mobility Equipment Catalog. Get the most current information on mobility
    devices, accessories and SIM cards to activate equipment faster.
    

    "Mobility is core to our business. APIs are changing the game for us," said Max Silber, vice president of mobility at MetTel. "AT&T Partner Exchange puts systems automation control in our hands, making it easier and faster to deliver the products and services our customers need."

    The AT&T Partner Exchange Certification Achievement Program is a self-paced, progressive learning experience. It helps increase engagement, drive solution selling and develop technical design competency and proficiency in operational capacities.

    The enhanced training courses help solution providers deepen their knowledge and competence in their areas of expertise. The curriculum is now more streamlined and simplified to accelerate solution providers' awareness of AT&T products and tools. Solution providers can earn professional-level certifications in both Network Services and Mobile Services in half the number of courses and in up to 58% less time than before.

    "Our solutions providers have earned nearly 700 certifications since the program launched," Galvanek said. "We're here to help them win. The more we can simplify program knowledge, the more we can empower their success."

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
    **Separate agreement required. Not available to all solution providers.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation's best data network* and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.

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

    (C) 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    (*)Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.

    (**)Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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    CONTACT: Sara Steindorf, AT&T Corporate Communications, Phone:
    314-982-1725, Email: sara.steindorf@fleishman.com

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




    Champions Oncology Reports 40% Revenue Growth

    HACKENSACK, N.J., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Champions Oncology, Inc. , engaged in the development of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2017.

    Third Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:

    --  Revenue increased 40% year-over-year to $3.6 million
    --  50% growth in Translation Oncology Solutions (TOS) segment revenue
    --  Record quarterly bookings; 30% greater than previous record set in first
    quarter fiscal 2017
    --  Expanded TOS product line by adding new unique cohorts of PDX models to
    existing TumorBank
    

    Ronnie Morris, CEO of Champions, commented, "This was a solid quarter of execution for Champions, with our strongest-ever quarterly bookings reinforcing management's long-term confidence in the business. Year-over-year revenue growth continued at a 40% pace, even while timing-related issues tied to individual customers impacted our top line. The acceleration of our bookings, combined with our ongoing efforts to reduce expenses, reinforces our expectations for near-term profitability. In a few quarters, we believe we will reach sustainable profitability, even as we experience normal revenue volatility, while continuing our level of investment in research and development.

    "Our strong growth to date has been driven by our core business," continued Morris. "We continue to invest in building new models that reflect the evolving standard of care to provide robust model cohorts for pre-clinical research and clinical trial simulation. We have expanded our relevant TumorBank with more than 160 new and unique models in the past six months. We are planning to expand our solution offerings with the expansion of immune-oncology ('IO') clinical simulation and data analytics solutions that we believe will accelerate our long term growth."

    Financial Results

    For the third quarter of fiscal 2017, revenue was $3.6 million, as compared to $2.6 million for the third quarter 2016, an increase of 39.7%. Total operating expenses for the third quarter fiscal 2017 and 2016 was $5 million and $4.9 million, respectively, an increase of $100,000 or 0.8%. Revenue was $11.7 million and $8.3 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, an increase of $3.4 million or 40.1%.

    For the third quarter of fiscal 2017 and 2016, Champions reported a loss from operations of $1.4 million and $2.4 million, respectively, a decrease of $1 million or (41.0%). Excluding stock-based compensation of $237,000 and $567,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, Champions recognized a loss from operations of $1.2 million and $1.9 million for third quarter 2017 and 2016, respectively.

    For the nine months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, Champions reported a loss from operations of $4.4 million and $7.8 million, respectively, a decrease of $3.4 million or (43.1%). Excluding stock-based compensation of $1.9 million and $2.1 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, Champions recognized loss from operations of $2.6 million and $5.8 million, respectively.

    Net cash used in operations was $3.2 and $5.9 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, a decrease of $2.7 million or (44.7%). The reduction in cash burn is the result of revenue growth and aggressive expense management.

    The company ended the quarter with $3.5 million of cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet.

    Translational Oncology Services (TOS) revenue was $3.2 million and $2.1 million for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, an increase of $1.1 million or 50.7%. The increase is due to bookings growth in prior quarters, both in the number and size of the studies.

    TOS cost of sales was $2.1 million and $1.6 million for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, an increase of $500,000, or 28.2%. For the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, gross margin for TOS was 35.2% and 23.8%, respectively. The increase in TOS cost of sales was due to an increase in TOS studies. The improvement in gross margin was due to higher TOS revenue leveraged off the fixed cost component of the lab and effective management of the variable lab costs. Gross margin varies based on timing differences between expense and revenue recognition. While the gross margin improved, there are expenses incurred in advance of future revenue.

    Personalized Oncology Services (POS) revenue was $347,000 and $416,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, a decrease of $69,000 or (16.6%). The decrease is due mainly to a decrease in sequencing revenue of $63,000.

    POS cost of sales was $320,000 and $479,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, a decrease of $159,000, or (33.2%). For the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, gross margin for POS was 7.8% and (15.1%), respectively. The improvement is attributed to the increase in higher margin sequencing revenue and aggressively managing our lab costs.

    Research and development expense was $1 million for both the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016. Sales and marketing expense for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016 was $726,000 and $779,000 respectively, a decrease of $53,000, or (6.8%). General and administrative expense was $836,000 and $1 million for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, a decrease of $164,000 or (19.7%). The decrease is primarily due to a decrease in stock compensation expense.

    Conference Call Information:

    The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) to discuss its third quarter financial results. To access the conference call, domestic participants should dial 800-875-3456, Canadian participants should dial 800-648-0973, and international participants should dial 302-607-2001. The participant passcode is "Champions".

    Full details of the Company's financial results will be available Friday March 17, 2017 in the Company's Form 10-Q at www.championsoncology.com.

    * Non-GAAP Financial Information

    See the attached Reconciliation of GAAP net loss to non-GAAP net loss for an explanation of the amounts excluded to arrive at non-GAAP net loss and related non-GAAP net loss per share amounts for the three months ended January 31, 2017 and 2016. Non-GAAP financial measures provide investors and management with supplemental measures of operating performance and trends that facilitate comparisons between periods before and after certain items that would not otherwise be apparent on a GAAP basis. Certain unusual or non-recurring items that management does not believe affect the Company's basic operations do not meet the GAAP definition of unusual or non-recurring items. Non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP loss per share are not, and should not be viewed as a substitute for similar GAAP items. Champions' defines non-GAAP dilutive loss per share amounts as non-GAAP net loss divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding. Champions' definition of non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP diluted loss per share may differ from similarly named measures used by others.

    About Champions Oncology, Inc.

    Champions Oncology, Inc. is engaged in the development of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs. The Company's TumorGraft technology platform is a novel approach to personalizing cancer care based upon the implantation of primary human tumors in immune deficient mice followed by propagation of the resulting engraftments, or TumorGrafts, in a manner that preserves the biological characteristics of the original human tumor in order to determine the efficacy of a treatment regimen. The Company uses this technology in conjunction with related services to offer solutions for two customer groups: Personalized Oncology Solutions, in which results help guide the development of personalized treatment plans, and Translational Oncology Solutions, in which pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies seeking personalized approaches to drug development can lower the cost and increase the speed of developing new drugs. TumorGrafts are procured through agreements with a number of institutions in the U.S. and overseas as well as through Champions' Personalized Oncology Solutions business. For more information, please visit www.championsoncology.com.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995) that inherently involve risk and uncertainties. Champions Oncology generally uses words such as "believe," "may," "could," "will," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. One should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many unforeseen factors. See Champions Oncology's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2016 for a discussion of such risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and Champions Oncology's future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. The Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in Champions Oncology's expectations, except as required by law.

    Champions Oncology, Inc. (Dollars in thousands except per share amounts) Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Gain (Loss) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended January 31, January 31, 2017 2016 2017 2016 ---- ---- ---- ---- Net loss - GAAP $(1,409) $(2,412) $(4,460) $(7,872) Less: Stock-based compensation 237 567 1,901 2,090 --- --- ----- ----- Net loss - non-GAAP $(1,172) $(1,845) $(2,559) $(5,782) ======= ======= ======= ======= Reconciliation of GAAP EPS to Non-GAAP EPS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended January 31, January 31, 2017 2016 2017 2016 ---- ---- ---- ---- EPS - GAAP $(0.13) $(0.28) $(0.44) $(0.90) Less: Effect of stock-based compensation on EPS 0.02 0.07 0.19 0.24 ---- ---- ---- ---- EPS - non-GAAP $(0.11) $(0.21) $(0.25) $(0.66) ====== ====== ====== ====== Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended January 31, January 31, 2017 2016 2017 2016 ---- ---- ---- ---- TOS operating revenue 3,218 2,136 10,337 6,958 POS operating revenue $347 $416 $1,354 $1,387 ---- ---- ------ ------ Total operating revenue $3,565 $2,552 $11,691 $8,345 ------ ------ ------- ------ Cost of TOS 2,086 1,627 5,965 4,683 Cost of POS 320 479 1,167 1,661 Research and development 998 999 3,217 3,018 Sales and marketing 726 779 2,369 2,688 General and administrative 836 1,041 3,393 4,062 --- ----- ----- ----- Loss from Operations $(1,401) $(2,373) $(4,420) $(7,767) Other (Expense) (8) (8) (33) (29) --- --- --- --- Net Loss before provision for income taxes $(1,409) $(2,381) $(4,453) $(7,796) Income taxes - 31 7 76 Net Loss $(1,409) $(2,412) $(4,460) $(7,872) ======= ======= ======= =======

    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of (Unaudited) January 31, April 30, 2017 2016 ---- ---- Cash and cash equivalents $3,488 $2,585 Accounts receivable 2,026 1,312 Other current assets 541 443 --- --- Total current assets 6,055 4,340 Restricted cash 150 150 Property and equipment, net 672 618 Goodwill 669 669 --- --- Total assets $7,546 $5,777 ====== ====== Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $1,651 $2,167 Deferred revenue 3,621 3,139 ----- ----- Total current liabilities 5,272 5,306 Other Non-current Liability 234 233 Stockholders' equity 2,040 238 ----- --- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $7,546 $5,777 ====== ======

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended January 31, 2017 2016 ---- ---- Cash flows from operating activities: Net Loss $(4,460) $(7,872) Adjustments to reconcile net cash used in operations: Stock-based compensation expense 1,901 2,090 Issuance of common stock 20 - Depreciation and amortization expense 127 114 Allowance for doubtful accounts - 33 Changes in operating assets and liabilities (826) (218) Net cash used in operating activities (3,238) (5,853) ------ ------ Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of property and equipment (181) (176) ---- Net cash used in investing activities: (181) (176) ---- ---- Cash flows from financing activities: Public Offering June 2016, net of financing costs of $742,000 4,340 - Payment of issuance costs related to 2015 Private Placement - (18) Capital lease payments (18) (17) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities: 4,322 (35) ----- --- Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 903 (6,064) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 2,585 9,357 ----- ----- Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $3,488 $3,293 ====== ======

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    Champions Oncology, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Contacts: Brett Maas, Hayden IR (646) 536-7331,
    brett@haydenir.com; James Carbonara, Hayden IR (646)-755-7412,
    james@haydenir.com

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




    Appeals Court Reverses Dismissal of Patents in Oregon ProceedingNo Impact on Synopsys' Emulation Sales or Support

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. today announced that a federal appellate court has affirmed an Oregon jury's finding that certain features of Synopsys' ZeBu software product infringed a Mentor Graphics patent, and affirmed the jury's damages award of $36 million. This ruling has no impact on Synopsys' sales or support of ZeBu emulation systems, as these systems no longer include the features found to infringe. Synopsys disagrees with the ruling and may seek further review.

    The appellate court also reversed the trial court's dismissal of three other Mentor patents asserted against ZeBu, two of which have expired. Proceedings on those patents will resume in the trial court and could last up to two years. Synopsys believes that it does not infringe these patents and that they are invalid, and will vigorously defend the new proceedings.

    The court granted Synopsys' appeal regarding its '109 patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,132,109) asserted against Mentor. Proceedings on that patent will resume in the trial court and could also last up to two years.

    Synopsys sells, ships and supports ZeBu emulation systems worldwide, and is committed to investing in and expanding our emulation business. ZeBu is the fastest-growing emulation system in the industry, reflecting its unmatched performance and scalability.

    About Synopsys

    Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software(TM) partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.

    Editorial Contact:

    Carole Murchison
    Synopsys, Inc.
    650-584-4632
    carolem@synopsys.com

    Investor Contact:

    Lisa Ewbank
    Synopsys, Inc.
    650-584-1901
    synopsys-ir@synopsys.com

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    Synopsys, Inc.

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

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    Cyren Announces $6.3 Million Convertible Note Offering

    MCLEAN, Va., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyren Ltd., an internet Security as a Service provider, today announced that it has entered into subscription agreements with certain investors for the purchase of $6.3 million aggregate principal amount of convertible notes in a private placement.

    The notes will be unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of Cyren and carry a 5.0% interest rate, payable semi-annually in 50% cash and 50% cash or ordinary shares at Cyren's election. The notes will have a 2.5 year term and mature in September 2019, unless converted in accordance with their terms prior to maturity. The notes have a conversion price of $2.50 per share and are convertible into 400 ordinary shares per $1,000 principal amount of notes. The conversion price shall be subject to adjustment should future equity issuances be priced at less than $2.10 per share.

    The initial conversion price represents a 25% premium to the $2.00 per share closing price of Cyren's ordinary shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market on March 15, 2017.

    Cyren expects to use the proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes. The notes are subject to customary closing conditions and approvals, and the sale is expected to close by March 23, 2017.

    This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities (including any shares of Cyren ordinary shares, if any, into which the notes are convertible) and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The notes and the ordinary shares, if any, issuable upon conversion of the notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cyren-announces-63-million-convertible-note-offering-300425097.html

    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/333377/cyren_logo.jpg Cyren

    CONTACT: Mike Myshrall, CFO, Cyren, +1.703.760.3320,
    mike.myshrall@cyren.com

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




    ISG Certified by Blue Prism for Robotic Process AutomationISG's business transformation expertise recognized by industry leader in RPA software

    STAMFORD, Conn., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) , a leading global technology research and advisory firm, said today it has been named a certified Robotic Process Automation (RPA) business partner of Blue Prism, a leading automation software developer.

    ISG is one of only six firms to earn the distinction as part of Blue Prism's new ecosystem certification program designed to ensure quality delivery of transformational deployments for clients.

    Interest in leveraging RPA to automate IT and business processes is soaring. The RPA market is expected to grow to more than $5 billion by 2020, from only $180 million in 2013, according to industry estimates.

    "We are very proud to be one of the first companies to earn Blue Prism's certification as an RPA partner," said Chip Wagner, partner and president, ISG Business and Emerging Services. "This sends a powerful message to potential and current clients that ISG is the right choice to help them create a truly exciting and transformative RPA project that delivers quantum improvements in speed, quality and efficiency, along with tremendous ROI."

    Members of the Blue Prism ecosystem are classified in three categories determined by their expertise and focus, so prospective clients can identify the appropriate partner and ecosystem members can be certain they have the resources and training required to deliver true digital transformation. The certification methodology is based on feedback from Blue Prism's enterprise customers and incorporates quantitative and qualitative criteria, including the number of developers trained in Blue Prism RPA, size and number of successful projects executed and customer satisfaction.

    "As a certified member of the Blue Prism ecosystem certification program, ISG has received an important recognition from an industry leader in RPA software," said Paul Donaldson, ISG senior director, Robotic Process Automation. "ISG leverages Blue Prism's software platform to help clients create a digital workforce through rapid automation of manual, rules-based, back office administrative processes."

    Blue Prism has more than 200 client organizations worldwide, with 100 percent of its business being delivered through channel partners, alliances and advisory firms such as ISG. Blue Prism's partner support ecosystem also features regular local and global customer forums and user groups, which drive Blue Prism's product roadmap, delivery and support methodologies and give customers and partners the opportunity to share best practices.

    About ISG
    ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries--a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.

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    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/454165/ISG_Logo.jpg Information Services Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Will Thoretz, ISG, +1 203 517 3119, will.thoretz@isg-one.com; Jim
    Baptiste, Matter Communications for ISG, +1 978 518 4527,
    jbaptiste@matternow.com

    Web site: http://www.isg-one.com/




    Lithium Exploration Group to Introduce New Lithium Battery Technology to End Fires and Explosions Like Headset Yesterday on Flight to Melbourne

    TEMPE, Arizona, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Lithium Exploration Group Inc. (USOTC: LEXG) today announced that the company has a solution in the works that would put an end to the lithium battery fires made famous by the Galaxy 7 and reiterated in yesterday's headset explosion on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/15/plane-passenger-suffers-burns-headphones-catch-fire-flight-beijing ] . The technology is part of a portfolio of patented lithium related technologies to be acquired as part of an overall, comprehensive lithium solution. LEXG announced entering into a $1.2 million contract earlier this year to provide access to is Sonic Cavitation Technology as part of a full spectrum lithium solution [https://www.buylexg.com/home ] ranging from exploration and mining to battery production. The patent portfolio acquisition is now pending legal review and finalization, having been through an intensive technology review.

    "It is exciting that the acquisition of the portfolio we have reviewed is almost final. That piece is critical to the next steps in finalizing the licensing contract that we have been discussing for months," commented CEO Alex Walsh. "With the addition of the energy storage technology that we are working on from our end we are in advanced discussions with the IP acquisition partner about an expansion of the original $1.2M contract into a potential JV with our shareholders. We should have a lot more color on this by middle of next week and will update shareholders as details come to fruition."

    About Lithium Exploration Group

    Lithium Exploration Group is a US-based exploration and development company focused on the acquisition and development potential of lithium brines and other precious metals that demonstrate high probability for near-term production. Currently the company is focused testing its SonCav Technology and the acquisition of oil and gas related assets in Western Canada. Lithium Exploration Group is traded on the OTC Markets under the symbol LEXG.

    Website: http://www.lithiumexplorationgroup.com .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This news release contains "forward-looking statements". Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future testing of the ultrasonic technology.

    Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration and difficulties associated with obtaining financing on acceptable terms. We are not in control of lithium prices and these could vary to make development uneconomic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

    Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our most recent annual report for our last fiscal year, our quarterly reports, and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contact Info Shanon Chilson +1-480-641-4790 info@lithiumexplorationgroup.com

    Lithium Exploration Group Inc.



    SYNNEX Corporation Receives 2016 Google Cloud Partner Award for Devices Ecosystem Customer SuccessAward recognizes SYNNEX' commitment to going above and beyond for customers

    GREENVILLE, S.C., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SYNNEX Corporation , a leading Technology Solutions distributor, today announced that it has received the Google Cloud 2016 Global Partner Award for Devices Ecosystem Customer Success. The award was presented at Partner Summit, an event that brought together Google Cloud partners spanning G Suite, GCP, Maps, Devices, and Education in San Francisco.

    This award recognizes SYNNEX for its demonstrated sales, marketing, technical and support excellence to help customers of all sizes transform their businesses and solve a wide range of challenges using the Google Cloud product suite.

    "We are honored to receive this recognition from Google Cloud, which is the result of the energy and resources we dedicate to our Google Cloud business," said Rob Moyer, Vice President, Cloud Services and Software, SYNNEX. "Our Chrome Ecosystem provides the full spectrum of solutions, devices and licenses, delivering the results for our resellers and their customers that keep SYNNEX in a leading position."

    "Partners are a vital contributor to Google Cloud's growing ecosystem, helping us meet the needs of a diverse range of customers, from up-and-coming startups to Fortune 500 companies," said Bertrand Yansouni, VP Global Partner Sales and Strategic Alliances at Google Cloud. "We are proud to provide this recognition to SYNNEX and its CLOUDSolv team, who have consistently demonstrated customer success across its Devices Ecosystem."

    For more information about Google at SYNNEX, visit www.synnexcorp.com/us/google/. For more information about SYNNEX, visit www.synnex.com.

    About SYNNEX
    SYNNEX Corporation , a Fortune 500 corporation and a leading business process services company, provides a comprehensive range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry, as well as outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy to a broad range of enterprises. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in numerous countries throughout North and South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    Statements in this release that are forward-looking, such as service and product features and capabilities and general success of the collaboration, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this release. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release.

    Copyright 2017 SYNNEX Corporation. All rights reserved. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, CLOUDSOLV, and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, and CLOUDSOLV Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

    SNX-G

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    CONTACT: Jennifer Oladipo, Account Director, Hughes Agency, For SYNNEX
    Corporation, 864.271.0718, jennifero@hughes-agency.com

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




    World Surf League Selects Shutterstock as Exclusive Global Distributor for its Professional Surfing Photo CollectionPartnership will offer thousands of live and archival images for license

    NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. a leading global provider of imagery and music, announced today that it has signed an exclusive global distribution deal with World Surf League (WSL) to market and license imagery from WSL's Championship Tour and Big Wave Tour Events. The deal also includes WSL's extensive archive, showcasing thousands of pivotal moments from competitive surfing history.

    This partnership expands Shutterstock's global editorial content offering, providing enterprise customers with immediate access to WSL's extreme sports photography. Leveraging advanced camera technology for underwater and overhead shots, the collection features a diverse range of images including exotic surf locations and world-class athletes like newly crowned 2016 WSL Champions John John Florence and Tyler Wright, 11-time WSL Champion Kelly Slater, six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore and three-time WSL Champions Mick Fanning and Carissa Moore.

    "The skilled photographers at World Surf League consistently capture the world-class athleticism, drama, and adventure of professional surfing," said Ben Pfeifer, Shutterstock's SVP of Editorial. "As Shutterstock customers seek to enhance their visual storytelling we are pleased to be chosen as the exclusive distributor for this breathtaking collection of athletic imagery."

    Founded in 1976, WSL celebrates the elite athletes, diverse fans and dedicated partners that embody professional surfing. WSL also organizes the annual tour of professional surf competitions in remote and exotic locations around the world.

    "At WSL, we are privileged to work with some of the most talented athletes in the world," said Dave Prodan, VP of Communications at World Surf League. "The ocean exists as the most dynamic field of play in all of sports and professional surfing produces exceptional imagery. We're excited to be working with Shutterstock to expand access to these images to people around the world."

    For a sneak peak of the exciting World Surf League collection visit the Shutterstock blog and click here for more information.

    About Shutterstock, Inc.

    Shutterstock, Inc. , directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 190,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 125 million images and more than 6 million video clips available.

    Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Paris, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media; and Webdam, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.

    For more information, please visit www.shutterstock.com, and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or Facebook.

    About World Surf League

    The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world's best surfing on the world's best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.

    The WSL has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, running global events across the Men's and Women's Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport's rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels.

    Showcasing the world's best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com as well as the free WSL app, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Mick Fanning, John John Florence, Stephanie Gilmore, Greg Long, Tyler Wright, Gabriel Medina, Carissa Moore, Makua Rothman, Kelly Slater, Adriano de Souza and more battle on the most unpredictable and dynamic field of play of any sport in the world.

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    CONTACT: Shutterstock Press Contacts, Siobhan Aalders and Niamh Hughes,
    press@shutterstock.com, 917-563-4991; World Surf League Press Contact, Amy
    Denman, press@worldsurfleague.com, 310-450-1212

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




    Pepsi And FOX Make Music Again For The Spring Return Of "EMPIRE" Season ThreeMulti-Platform Partnership Features the Sound Drop Spotlighting Today's Music Stars Along with Online Social Series, Limited-Edition Mini-Cans and Musical Tribute

    PURCHASE, N.Y., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pepsi announced its continued dynamic partnership with FOX's hit TV show, EMPIRE, for the series' third season, which will bridge art, music and pop culture. In the season's spring return on March 22, Pepsi will retreat to the Lyon's den to give fans a deeper glimpse into their favorite family drama with new and immersive content and real-life experiences including: extended EMPIRE storylines, music and visual content made accessible at their fingertips via mobile or online. The two entities first partnered in 2015 to bring this first-of-its-kind partnership into the season two storyline, blending fiction and reality with lead character Jamal Lyon, played by Jussie Smollett, who becomes Pepsi's "Next Artist" both on and off screen.

    This time, Pepsi is rewarding fans by giving them more of what they crave: addictive EMPIRE stories and stunning music content, all consumable exclusively via Pepsi and EMPIRE platforms. For the first time, Pepsi will introduce three fan-first digital and social extensions which will serve as complementary builds to an on-screen narrative to leave viewers intrigued and excited for future episodes. These extensions include: a nine-episode "EMERGE" social series; the launch of six limited-edition EMPIRE mini-cans showcasing custom artwork created by artist Jon Moody via which fans can use Shazam to unlock behind-the-scenes content; and a first-ever EMPIRE musical tribute entitled When Cookie Met Lucious, feat. Jamal (more information below).

    Continuing to blend fiction and reality, the multi-platform partnership also includes a cameo appearance on EMPIRE by rising pop songstress Tinashe, who was just announced as Pepsi's newest Sound Drop artist today. Tinashe is seen working alongside the character Jamal while he develops his musical tribute, a storyline that sparks on EMPIRE and comes to life via social series EMERGE, which also features fellow Sound Drop artist Jidenna and EMPIRE fan-favorites Gabourey Sibide (as A&R executive Becky Williams) and Ta'Rhonda Jones (as Porsha).

    "Our continued partnership with the biggest show on television signifies both Pepsi and EMPIRE coming together for another round of creative storytelling," states Stacy Taffet, Marketing Sr. Director, Pepsi. "It's giving fans access to the best of both worlds by combining fresh talent and music from our Sound Drop platform and fan-first experiences to really bring the story to life off the screen."

    "FOX is thrilled to partner once again with Pepsi in follow-up to last season's groundbreaking EMPIRE collaboration that took branded partnerships to a whole new level," said Bruce Lefkowitz, Executive Vice President of Ad Sales, Fox Networks Group. "As this robust, new multi-platform initiative with Pepsi shows, advertisers can play big with FOX. We bring innovative ideas and real solutions to our partners that create a better, more immersive experience for our viewers - and that deliver real engagement on every platform imaginable."

    "EMERGE" Social Series
    Pepsi and FOX will launch the "day in the life" online social series, "EMERGE," which will debut on EMPIRE's Facebook and Instagram the day of the series' spring return followed by weekly installments. EMERGE will continue the story of longtime EMPIRE characters, A&R executive Becky Williams (Gabourey Sibide) and Porsha (Ta'Rhonda Jones), as they search for the most promising artist to be featured on Jamal's upcoming musical tribute. "The Sound Drop" from Pepsi will be introduced into the storyline with Sound Drop artists Tinashe and Jidenna, who will play themselves, as a testament to life truly imitating art.

    Mini-Cans
    In celebration of this year's storyline, Pepsi will be releasing limited-edition EMPIRE 7.5 oz. mini-cans which will display unique artwork inspired by the show's themes by EMPIRE artist Jon Moody. The six limited-edition collectable cans will be available in April. Using Shazam, fans can use their phones to scan the cans' artwork to unlock exclusive behind-the-scenes footage captured from the set of the musical tribute shoot.

    EMPIRE Musical Tribute
    Pepsi will close the season three storyline with Jamal's first-ever musical tribute which will launch in May. The visual representation of the musical tribute, entitled When Cookie Met Lucious, feat. Jamal, will launch at the season's end in conjunction with its on-screen unveil. Fans will be directed to Shazam during a May episode, allowing them to stream the entire musical tribute via their mobile device. The visual and musical tribute will also feature Jon Moody's mini-can artwork and songs by character Jamal Lyon, heard throughout season two and three.

    Stay tuned for more news from Pepsi and join the EMPIRE conversation at www.fox.com/empire or follow Pepsi on Facebook or add Pepsi on Instagram or Twitter. Tune into the spring return of season three on FOX on Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

    About PepsiCo:
    PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

    At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose - our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

    About EMPIRE:
    From Imagine Television in association with 20(th) Century Fox Television, EMPIRE was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo and Sanaa Hamri. "Like" EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #Empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.

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    CONTACT: Media Contacts: Elisa Baker, Pepsi Communications, 914.253.2408,
    Elisa.Baker@pepsico.com; Emily Thomas, PMK*BNC, 212.373.6147,
    Emily.Thomas@pmkbnc.com

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




    ProsperWorks Adds Cloud Communications Functionality To Its Google-Based CRMNew features allow sales reps to make, receive and log calls directly within their CRM, boosting sales efficiency and productivity

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ProsperWorks (www.prosperworks.com), the #1 recommended CRM solution for Google, today launched in-app cloud communications functionality through its integration with RingCentral, Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. In addition to allowing ProsperWorks users to make, receive and log calls without ever leaving their CRM, the new feature provides sales reps with immediate access to everything they need to know, including contact details, past interactions and deal status.

    The RingCentral integration was purpose-built for ProsperWorks and designed around its core philosophy of creating a simple, easy-to-use CRM. The new functionality eliminates the hassle of taking manual call notes and then having to input them into the CRM system once the call is completed. This process, which is prone to errors and omissions, is an inefficient use of time and resources. Building on ProsperWorks' integration with Gmail, which puts CRM right in the user's inbox, this new feature brings cloud communications into the CRM application to optimize sales team workflow.

    "This latest addition will drastically improve the way sales teams operate," says Jon Lee, CEO and co-founder of ProsperWorks. "You might not think it, but toggling back and forth between your CRM and your VoIP adds up to a lot of time and frustration. With our RingCentral integration, users will never have to leave our simple interface."

    The integration includes several key features that translate immediately to valuable benefits for sales teams:

    In-App Calls: Users can receive calls and see caller information directly within ProsperWorks, removing repetitive and time-consuming manual tasks.

    Click-to-Call: Users can call contacts from within ProsperWorks using a simple click-to-dial functionality, increasing call efficiency and saving time on misdials.

    Call Notes: Users can easily create notes during their call and quick-log them into the contact's activity stream, documenting all sales activity in one place.

    Activity and Goals Reports: Managers can track sales rep call activity and status, guaranteeing accurate data and ensuring sales teams are on track.

    These core features further automate CRM, offering sales reps a more intuitive and frictionless experience so they can focus on what actually matters: selling.

    The ProsperWorks RingCentral integration is available for all users who have a Premium or Enterprise RingCentral Office( ) account. It requires no other software installation, runs within ProsperWorks and seamlessly integrates with a RingCentral desk phone or desktop app.

    "The rise of the anywhere, anytime from any device worker is forcing a fundamental change in how we think of the enterprise and the technology needed to enable teams to be more agile and productive," said David Lee, vice president of Platform at RingCentral. "The Prosperworks integration with RingCentral delivers a unified experience for sales teams across the enterprise, allowing them to communicate with their stakeholders natively from within their CRM application."

    For more information on the ProsperWorks RingCentral integration, please visit:https://www.prosperworks.com/drive-sales#integrated_voip_calling

    Access ProsperWorks' Media Kit here: http://bit.ly/prosperw

    About ProsperWorks
    ProsperWorks is the #1 CRM for G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work). ProsperWorks helps companies sell more with a CRM that's simple to use, deeply integrated with G Suite and automated to eliminate tedious data entry. Founded by entrepreneurs Jon Lee and Kelly Cheng, ProsperWorks is based in San Francisco, has more than 75,000 customers and 110 employees, and raised $34M in venture capital financing.

    For more information, visit www.prosperworks.com.

    About RingCentral
    RingCentral, Inc. is a global provider of cloud unified communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise systems, RingCentral empowers today's mobile and distributed workforce to be connected anywhere and on any device through voice, video, team messaging, collaboration, SMS, conferencing, online meetings, contact center, and fax. RingCentral provides an open platform that integrates with today's leading business apps while giving customers the flexibility to customize their own workflows. RingCentral is a leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service Worldwide for the second consecutive year. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif.

    RingCentral, RingCentral Office and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.

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    ProsperWorks

    CONTACT: Chi Zhao, Hokku PR, 646.578.5254, chi@hokkupr.com

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




    Lockheed Martin to Deliver World Record-Setting 60kW Laser to U.S. ArmyThe Beam Combined Fiber Laser is the Most Powerful Laser of Its Type Yet Demonstrated

    BOTHELL, Wash., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.

    In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables for the laser system and is preparing to ship it to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Ala.

    "Delivery of this laser represents an important milestone along the path to fielding a practical laser weapon system," said Paula Hartley, vice president, Owego, New York general manager and Advanced Product Solutions within Lockheed Martin's Cyber, Ships & Advanced Technologies line of business. "This milestone could not have been achieved without close partnership between the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin; we are pleased to be able to deliver this system for their further integration and evaluation."

    Lockheed Martin's laser is a beam combined fiber laser, meaning it brings together individual lasers, generated through fiber optics, to generate a single, intense laser beam. This allows for a scalable laser system that can be made more powerful by adding more fiber laser subunits. The laser is based on a design developed under the Department of Defense's Robust Electric Laser Initiative Program, and further developed through investments by Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army into a 60kW-class system.

    "The inherent scalability of this beam combined laser system has allowed us to build the first 60kW-class fiber laser for the U.S. Army," said Robert Afzal, Ph.D., senior fellow for Laser and Sensor Systems. "We have shown that a powerful directed energy laser is now sufficiently light-weight, low volume and reliable enough to be deployed on tactical vehicles for defensive applications on land, at sea and in the air."

    According to Afzal, the Lockheed Martin team created a laser beam that was near "diffraction-limited," meaning it was close to the physical limits for focusing energy toward a single, small spot. The laser system also proved to be highly efficient in testing, capable of translating more than 43 percent of the electricity that powered it directly into the actual laser beam it emitted.

    Laser weapons provide a complement to traditional kinetic weapons in the battlefield. In the future, they will offer reliable protection against threats such as swarms of drones or large numbers of rockets and mortars. In 2015, the company used a 30kW fiber laser weapon, known as ATHENA, to disable a truck from a mile away.

    Lockheed Martin has pioneered laser weapon systems for more than 40 years, making advances in precision pointing and control, line-of-sight stabilization and adaptive optics - essential functions in harnessing and directing the power of a laser beam - and in fiber laser devices using spectral beam combining. Lockheed Martin intends to develop a family of laser weapon systems capable of various power levels tailored to address missions across sea, air and ground platforms.

    For additional information, visit our lockheedmartin.com/directedenergy.

    About Lockheed Martin

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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    CONTACT: Greg Lester, 856-722-3317, Gregory.s.lester@lmco.com

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




    Meredith Xcelerated Marketing Receives Sitecore's Ultimate Experience Award For North America For Its Benjamin Moore Website

    NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) has been awarded the Sitecore(R) "Ultimate Experience Award" for North America for 2016 for its website work for Benjamin Moore.

    Every year, Sitecore honors customers and their partners who thoroughly demonstrate how their Sitecore solution is delivering an outstanding experience for customers and their own organization.

    For each region across the globe, Sitecore selects the winners of six specific context marketing categories and then one overall award - the Ultimate Experience Award - to the website that best demonstrates how Sitecore delivers the right content, to the right customer at the right time.

    "We are thrilled to be honored as the Sitecore Ultimate Experience Award winner for North America," said Mark Bieschke, Chief Technology Officer, MXM. "Sitecore's Experience Platform(TM) offers Benjamin Moore unparalleled context marketing capabilities, while also giving our technical team the power and flexibility needed to bring MXM's creative vision to life."

    "Sitecore is an ideal solution for premium brands like Benjamin Moore, where a world-class experience is essential, from interaction with content and tools on the website, through purchase and use of the product," added Kristi VandenBosch, MXM's Chief Digital Officer. "We were able to reinforce that experience, end-to-end."

    About the Experience Awards

    The Sitecore Experience Awards is an international competition held on an annual basis. Winners are selected in several categories within each region. The nominations list is based on input from partners, customers, the press, analysts, and colleagues. Nominees are asked to submit an application outlining how they are using Sitecore to generate amazing experiences that feel personal to every customer and create a powerful brand halo across every channel that delivers real business results. Winners demonstrate creativity in presentation, integration with rich data sources and applications, an ability to educate, inform and motivate to action, and a compelling overall user experience. Visit www.sitecore.net/Sitecore-experience-awards to learn more about the awards and how to enter.

    About Meredith Xcelerated Marketing

    Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) is an award-winning, content-powered digital agency with unmatched digital expertise across all channels. We provide fully integrated marketing solutions for some of the world's top brands, including Benjamin Moore, Kraft Heinz, Allergan, TGIFriday's and NBC Universal. Through its rich 46-year history, MXM has established itself as the dominant force in custom content and customer relationship marketing platforms. A pioneer in this hyper-connected world, MXM pairs insightful strategy and trailblazing-creative with world-class technical development and expert analytics to connect with consumers at every stage of their journey. MXM employs more than 500 people globally and is a part of Meredith Corporation , a publicly owned media and marketing company. Visit www.mxm.com for more information.

    CONTACT: Art Slusark, art.slusark@meredith.com, 515-284-3404

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    Web site: http://www.mxm.com/
    http://www.meredith.com/




    SS&C Hires Bhagesh Malde to Lead its Real Assets Services BusinessIndustry private equity and real estate fund servicing leader joins SS&C team

    WINDSOR, Conn., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. , a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced the appointment of Bhagesh Malde as Managing Director & Global Head for SS&C GlobeOp's Real Assets division, to include Real Estate and Infrastructure services, and software products. He will be based in SS&C's New York City office and will report to Rahul Kanwar, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SS&C GlobeOp.

    The newly formed business will focus on servicing real (or tangible) assets - primarily real estate and infrastructure, but also extending to agricultural land, oil, and commodities. This business will leverage SS&C's fund administration services and cloud-based, fund services technology, and will be integrated with SKYLINE, a platform for commercial and residential property management and accounting.

    "Real assets are a key growth opportunity for SS&C and Bhagesh is the ideal person to help us extend our momentum," said Bill Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SS&C Technologies. "His 25 years of deep business experience will be particularly valuable for leading a high-performing team and delivering a complete solution to our clients."

    Most recently, Mr. Malde was Senior Managing Director and global head of Private Equity and Real Estate at State Street. Prior to this, he was Managing Director and global head of Hedge Fund Services at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Malde has also served in a number of senior positions in corporate and investment banking at Citigroup and HSBC in Europe, Asia, and North America.

    "The outsourcing of real estate and infrastructure accounting services and technology are on the rise in the real assets industry. SS&C is uniquely positioned to deliver fund administration services as well as a platform capable of serving the fund, asset, and investment-level accounting requirements for our clients," said Bhagesh Malde. "I'm excited to join SS&C and to continue the strong growth they have already experienced."

    Mr. Malde holds a bachelor's degree in Economics with honours from the University of London and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School where he completed the Advanced Management Program.

    About SS&C Technologies
    SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software for the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has offices around the world. Some 11,000 financial services organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.

    Additional information about SS&C is available at www.ssctech.com. Follow SS&C on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook. The SS&C Technologies logo is available at www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8587

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    CONTACT: Patrick Pedonti | Chief, Financial Officer, SS&C, Technologies,
    Tel: +1-860-298-4738 | E-mail: InvestorRelations@sscinc.com; Justine Stone
    | Investor, Relations, SS&C Technologies, Tel: +1- 212-367-4705 | E-mail:
    InvestorRelations@sscinc.com; Randi Haney | PAN Communications (US), Tel:
    617-502-4328 | E-mail: ssc@pancomm.com

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




    FARYS | TMVW Simplifies Information Management with OpenText

    Belgian Multiservice Company Centralizes Data Exchange Environment with OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions

    WATERLOO, Ontario, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText(TM) , a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that FARYS | TMVW, a Belgian multiservice company, will deploy OpenText Extended Enterprise Content Management (xECM) for SAP Solutions to centralize data exchange across the business. Using OpenText, FARYS will create a more structured IT environment, supporting growth for the company's expanding range of services and enabling greater collaboration and efficiency among its employees.

    FARYS has shifted from being a supplier of drinking water in Belgium to a multiservice company that offers services including waste water management, and the construction and renovation of swimming pools and sports facilities. These services required FARYS to work with many different businesses and manage a range of information flows for financial processes, maintenance workflows and customer information. To build a centralized environment for data exchange, FARYS selected OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions which easily connected with its existing OpenText archiving solution and SAP.

    "We wanted to create a central digital environment through which our employees could collaborate and exchange information," said Inge Opreel, department manager at FARYS. "Thanks to OpenText's expertise, we can get the best results from tying together our existing solutions and building a comprehensive IT environment. This is a critical part of delivering the very best service to our customers."

    The new solution allows FARYS to manage information flows better and more efficiently so that everyone in the organization can access the latest documents from anywhere at any time. The system ties together content from SAP and other data sources to ensure that digital records are presented through a single dashboard. Users can work within their own business applications, but have access to the latest information from FARYS's other enterprise applications.

    OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions adds data and document archiving, imaging, document management, collaboration, certified records management, and application-spanning virtual views of related information to SAP systems for better engagement, productivity, innovation, insight and control. To learn more about OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions, visit www.opentext.com/what-we-do/products/opentext-suite-for-sap/opentext-extended-ecm-for-sap-solutions.

    About OpenText
    OpenText enables the digital world, creating a better way for organizations to work with information, on premises or in the cloud. For more information about OpenText visit opentext.com.

    Connect with us:
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    Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook

    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 about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. 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.

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    CONTACT: Jeff Neal, OpenText, +1 (925) 600-5114,
    publicrelations@opentext.com

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




    Synopsys Releases LucidShape Version 2017.03Latest Release Supports New IIHS Headlight Safety Test and New Design Feature for Automotive Signal Lights and Tail Lights

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Highlights:

    --  Provides automotive headlight analysis based on Insurance Institute for
    Highway Safety guidelines
    --  Includes new feature for designing pillow optics and other decorative
    styling elements in automotive lighting fixtures
    

    Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of version 2017.03 of its LucidShape((R)) software for the design, simulation and analysis of automotive exterior lighting. Synopsys LucidShape version 2017.03 includes new capabilities for testing the safety of headlight designs based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) guidelines, as well as a new feature for designing decorative styling in signal lights and tail lights.

    IIHS Headlight Test

    The IIHS, an organization funded by the U.S. insurance industry, has developed a set of safety standards for headlights based on criteria such as how well headlights allow drivers to see down roads on straightaways and in curves, and for how much glare headlights direct at oncoming traffic. Accordingly, the IIHS test capability in LucidShape version 2017.03 allows designers to perform two types of analysis on headlight designs:

    --  Illuminance-based visibility range tests
    --  Glare test for oncoming traffic
    

    The LucidShape IIHS test capability presents headlight performance results using the IIHS rating scale of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor.

    "Headlight designs need to meet both safety and stylistic requirements," said George Bayz, vice president and general manager of Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group. "The new IIHS test in LucidShape software provides a quick, simple way to evaluate a headlight design versus IIHS standards prior to manufacture. Designers can then determine how to adjust their headlight designs to help achieve improved vehicle safety ratings."

    MacroFocal Torus Optic Tool

    The LucidShape MacroFocal Torus Optic tool creates pillow optics and cylinder flutes for decorative styling in automotive lighting products such as signal lights and tail lights. It works with the proprietary algorithms in LucidShape software to automatically calculate and construct optical surfaces based on user-defined illuminance and intensity patterns. The Torus Optic tool augments LucidShape software's unique coupling of design functions for precise light distribution and styling features to achieve a desired appearance in automotive lighting fixtures.

    About Synopsys' LucidShape Products

    Synopsys' LucidShape products provide a complete set of design and analysis tools for automotive lighting. With dedicated algorithms optimized for automotive applications, LucidShape software facilitates the design of automotive forward, rear and signal lighting and reflectors. In addition, the LucidDrive((R)) tool provides night-driving simulations that generate realistic lighting scenes in real time, which allow designers to quickly and accurately evaluate beam patterns of vehicle headlamps prior to expensive fabrication and testing. Learn more at http://optics.synopsys.com/lucidshape.

    About Synopsys

    Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software((TM)) partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at http://www.synopsys.com/.

    Editorial Contacts:

    Carole Murchison
    Synopsys, Inc.
    650-584-4632
    carolem@synopsys.com

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    Wilmington Municipal Services District Designated as AT&T Fiber ReadyFirst in the Country, Designation Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet

    WILMINGTON, N.C., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wilmington area's growing technology reputation scored another "first" today as representatives of AT&T*, the City of Wilmington and Wilmington Downton Inc. announced that the Wilmington Municipal Services District has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready.

    Wilmington is the first municipal services district in the country to receive the designation. Last year, the ILM Business Park became the first international airport business park in the country designated AT&T Fiber Ready. The Pender County Industrial Park, on the border of New Hanover and Pender counties, received the first AT&T Fiber Ready designation in the state.

    In a global economy, connectivity is vital to new employers and businesses of every type. The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

    "For businesses, fiber is the future, and in Wilmington, the future is now," said Mayor Bill Saffo. "This designation will be particularly appealing to tech innovators and will help make us a preferred destination for entrepreneurs looking for business opportunities coupled with a quality of life that is second-to-none."

    "We are in direct competition with large cities and metro regions across this country for the technology-driven jobs of the future," said House Representative Deb Butler. "Economic growth today depends on the availability of advanced technology and fiber-optic-based communications. These certifications tell the world that the Cape Fear region is ready to help businesses grow and succeed in a global, online economy."

    The AT&T fiber network provides the bandwidth needed to support data intensive services such as video, collaboration, cloud services and more through products such as Ethernet, Virtual Private Networking, Managed Internet Service and AT&T Business Fiber. Customers can complement their high-speed Internet with network security options and online backup to help protect and virtualize their business-critical information.

    "While entrepreneurs appreciate the amenities, atmosphere and history of our downtown, the ready availability of fiber optic facilities and services is a major concern for businesses of all sizes," said Ed Wolverton, President and CEO of Wilmington Downtown, Inc. "This designation tells existing businesses and new prospects considering a downtown location that the highways for commerce and success in the Information Age, fiber optics, are already in place just outside their door."

    In North Carolina, the AT&T fiber network includes more than 2.3 million strand miles. AT&T offers business customers high-speed Internet products on its fiber network in every major metro in the company's 21-state footprint.

    "We are excited to welcome the Wilmington Municipal Services District to the list of places across North Carolina where AT&T's fiber infrastructure is in place and ready to help local businesses grow," said John Lyon, regional director of external affairs for AT&T North Carolina. "Every day, AT&T's employees use our billions of dollars of investment to deliver high-speed Internet for consumers and businesses. Those investments are possible in large part because of the smart, pro-investment policies championed by our state leaders and by local leaders such as Mayor Saffo and Chairman White."

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    Twitter Announces First-Ever Participation In Digital Content Newfronts, Offering Slate of Digital Video and Original ProgrammingThe company will present a content lineup spanning entertainment, news, sports and creators to brands and agencies looking to reach young, connected audiences around the globe

    NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter, the best place to see what's happening in the world, announces its participation in the Digital Content Newfronts, with its presentation taking place on May 1, 2017 in New York City. For the first time, Twitter will showcase new original content offerings and live programming to brands and agencies entering the 2017 upfront season.

    "We have made major investments in video over the past few years, and being able to present the breadth, depth and quality of that content at the Newfronts is the ultimate culmination of those efforts," said Matthew Derella, VP of Global Revenue & Operations at Twitter. "In 2017 and beyond, we are investing further in the video viewing experience, content development and collaborations, and video solutions for advertisers and we are excited to tell that story to the industry."

    Video consumption on Twitter continues to steadily increase and is the platform's largest revenue generating ad format. In less than a year, Twitter has innovated with top premium publishers and digital creators to produce and scale diverse content across top verticals including entertainment, news and sports. This includes NFL #TNF games and eSports, comprehensive live news and political coverage of the 2016 presidential race with partners including Bloomberg, BuzzFeed News and PBS NewsHour, and live entertainment initiatives such as the Golden Globes red carpet and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Q&As with the cast.

    In the fourth quarter of 2016, more than 600 hours of live premium video was streamed on Twitter from content partners across roughly 400 events, attracting 31 million unique viewers. This averaged approximately 50 hours of live programming per week, half of which was regularly scheduled programming. Live premium content partners saw a global impact, with approximately 33% of unique viewers outside the US, and reached younger audiences, with approximately 50% of viewers under the age of 25.

    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 the Digital Content NewFronts
    The Digital Content NewFronts is an annual series of events founded by AOL, DigitasLBi, Google/YouTube, Hulu, Microsoft, and Yahoo in 2012. It is committed to the creation of valuable partnerships between brands and native digital content. Our mission is to shape the NewFronts into a new and practical marketplace for connecting the wealth of digital content and content creators to brands and their media and marketing agencies.

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