Companies news of 2017-03-17 (page 1)

  • SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their...
  • Fortive to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials & EU Autos...
  • RELM Wireless Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.09 per Share
  • RELM Wireless Announces Kyle Cerminara Appointed Chairman of the BoardNames Additional...
  • IBM to Hire 2,000 U.S. Veterans into New Collar Technology CareersAmerica's largest tech...
  • CLX Communications wins Company of the Year Category at the Swedish Mobile Awards
  • Scripps officers adopt 10b5-1 trading plans
  • Mazor Robotics and Medtronic Combine Efforts on the Commercialization of Mazor X(TM): An...
  • Scientific Games Announces Completion of 2018 Notes Redemption
  • CLX Communications wins Company of the Year Category at the Swedish Mobile Awards
  • Verizon announces pricing terms of its tender offers for 30 series of notes of Verizon and...
  • New, Smart Air Purifier by Philips Gives Families the Power to Improve Indoor Air...
  • TSS, Inc. Issues Statement About Promotional Activity Concerning Its Common Stock
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  • xG Technology Announces Timely and Final Payment of Remaining Deferred Debt from Vislink...
  • Wecast Network, Inc. to Report Q4 and Full Year 2016 Results and Host Investor Update Call...
  • SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (OTC:SMKG) Enters into LOI with Primeline HK LTD for...
  • Decisions by the Annual General Meeting of Solteq Plc
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  • Vuzix Provides Business Update and Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial...
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    SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in NantHealth, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline - NH

    NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against NantHealth, Inc. ("NantHealth" or the "Company") and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, and docketed under 17-cv-1824, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired NantHealth securities: (1) pursuant and/or traceable to NantHealth's false and misleading Registration Statement and Prospectus, issued in connection with the Company's initial public offering on or about June 2, 2016 (the "IPO" or the "Offering"); and/or (2) on the open market between June 2, 2016 and March 3, 2017, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking to recover damages caused by defendants' violations of the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").

    If you are a shareholder who purchased NantHealth securities between June 2, 2016 and March 3, 2017, both dates inclusive, you have until May 8, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.

    [Click here to join this class action]

    NantHealth, a transformational healthcare cloud-based IT company, purports to provide cloud-based platform solutions that converge science and technology through integrated clinical platform to provide actionable health information at the point of care for critical illnesses.

    In September 2014, the Company's founder and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), Defendant Patrick Soon-Shiong, announced a $12 million donation to the University of Utah in connection with an initiative to find genetic clues for the cause of diseases, including several cancers and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The donation came from three different tax-exempt entities controlled by Soon-Shiong: $9 million from two private foundations, and the remaining $3 million from the NantHealth Foundation, a medical research organization.

    The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Defendant Soon-Shiong funneled business to NantHealth through his donation to the University of Utah, pursuant to the contractual terms of which the university was effectively required to spend $10 million on genetics analysis performed by the Company; (ii) consequently, the number of test orders that NantHealth reported to investors was artificially inflated; (iii) the contracts governing Soon-Shiong's donation to the university violated federal tax law; and (iv) as a result, NantHealth's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

    On March 6, 2017, STAT, a news organization focused on medical industry reporting, published an article alleging that pursuant to the terms of Soon-Shiong's donation to the University of Utah, the university was effectively required to spend $10 million on genetics analysis performed by NantHealth, an arrangement which enabled NantHealth to inflate by more than 50 percent the number of test orders it reported to investors in 2016. In addition, the article quoted two tax experts stating that the deal "appeared to violate federal tax rules governing certain charitable donations" and "amount[ed] to indirect self-dealing by Soon-Shiong and his foundations."

    On this news, NantHealth's share price fell $1.67, or 23.29%, to close at $5.50 on March 6, 2017.

    The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com

    CONTACT:
    Robert S. Willoughby
    Pomerantz LLP
    rswilloughby@pomlaw.com

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    Pomerantz LLP

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




    Fortive to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials & EU Autos Conference

    EVERETT, Wash., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortive Corporation ("Fortive") announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, James A. Lico, will be presenting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials & EU Autos Conference in London, England, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:25 a.m. GMT (7:25 a.m. ET). The audio will be simultaneously webcast and the presentation will be archived on www.fortive.com.

    ABOUT FORTIVE

    Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With 2016 revenues of $6.2 billion, Fortive's well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution. Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company's operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: www.fortive.com.

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    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/410980/Fortive_Corporation_Logo.jpg Fortive

    CONTACT: Lisa Curran, Vice President Investor Relations, Fortive
    Corporation, 6920 Seaway Boulevard, Everett, WA 98203, Telephone: (425)
    446-5000

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




    RELM Wireless Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.09 per Share

    WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation , manufacturer of the BK Radio, today announced that that on March 17, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share of the Company's common stock, payable on April 17, 2017 to shareholders of record of RELM's common stock as of the close of business on March 31, 2017.

    About RELM Wireless

    As an American manufacturer for 70 years, RELM Wireless is deeply rooted in the public safety communications industry, manufacturing high-specification communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two-way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM Wireless' products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE MKT market under the symbol "RWC".

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, among others, the following: changes or advances in technology; the success of our LMR product line; competition in the land mobile radio industry; general economic and business conditions, including federal, state and local government budget deficits and spending limitations; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; reliance on contract manufacturers and suppliers; heavy reliance on sales to agencies of the U.S. government; our ability to utilize deferred tax assets; retention of executive officers and key personnel; our ability to manage our growth; government regulation; business with manufacturers located in other countries; our inventory and debt levels; protection of our intellectual property rights; acts of war or terrorism; any infringement claims; maintenance of our NYSE MKT listing; and the effect on our stock price and ability to raise equity capital of future sales of shares of our common stock. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes 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.

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    RELM Wireless Corporation

    CONTACT: RELM Wireless Corporation, William P. Kelly, EVP & CFO, (321)
    984-1414

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




    RELM Wireless Announces Kyle Cerminara Appointed Chairman of the BoardNames Additional Directors to Board

    WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless , manufacturer of the BK Radio, today announced that Kyle Cerminara has been appointed Chairman of the Board to replace Tim O'Neil, who has resigned from the Board of Directors to pursue other opportunities.

    Kyle Cerminara, Chairman of the Board and a representative of RELM Wireless' largest shareholder Fundamental Global Investors commented, "We would like to thank Tim O'Neil for his eleven years of service on the Board of Directors of RELM Wireless. The company has benefited from Tim's wealth of knowledge in the wireless communications industry and we are confident that Tim will remain a friend of the company."

    Tim O'Neil commented, "It has been a pleasure representing the investors of RELM Wireless. I would like to wish the new President, Tim Vitou and all of his staff the best."

    In addition, RELM Wireless named Charles Lanktree, Ryan Turner, John Struble and Michael Dill to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. These new Directors join General Gray Payne, Lewis Johnson and Kyle Cerminara on RELM Wireless' slate of Directors to be elected at the 2017 annual shareholders meeting to be held in June 2017.

    Lewis Johnson, Director of RELM Wireless and a representative of Fundamental Global Investors added, "We are very excited about the team we are building at RELM Wireless. The breadth and depth of experience that we have on the RELM Wireless' Board of Directors positions the company very well for future growth and opportunities."

    About RELM Wireless

    As an American manufacturer for 70 years, RELM Wireless is deeply rooted in the public safety communications industry, manufacturing high-specification communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two-way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM Wireless' products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE MKT market under the symbol "RWC".

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, among others, the following: changes or advances in technology; the success of our LMR product line; competition in the land mobile radio industry; general economic and business conditions, including federal, state and local government budget deficits and spending limitations; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; reliance on contract manufacturers and suppliers; heavy reliance on sales to agencies of the U.S. government; our ability to utilize deferred tax assets; retention of executive officers and key personnel; our ability to manage our growth; government regulation; business with manufacturers located in other countries; our inventory and debt levels; protection of our intellectual property rights; acts of war or terrorism; any infringement claims; maintenance of our NYSE MKT listing; and the effect on our stock price and ability to raise equity capital of future sales of shares of our common stock. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes 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.

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    RELM Wireless Corporation

    CONTACT: RELM Wireless, Timothy Vitou, President, (321) 984-1414

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




    IBM to Hire 2,000 U.S. Veterans into New Collar Technology CareersAmerica's largest tech employer expands technology certification program for military veterans

    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM , America's largest technology employer, today announced it will hire 2,000 U.S. veterans over the next four years. These positions are part of the company's broader pledge to hire 25,000 U.S. workers through 2020, and many are "new collar jobs" that do not always require a four-year college degree.

    "The men and women who have served in our country's armed forces have unique talents and skill sets that make them a natural fit for some of the technology industry's most exciting fields," said Diane Gherson, IBM's Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "Many of the positions IBM is eager to fill are new collar jobs. What's most important in these roles is having the right mix of skills and experience that our clients need in fast-growing areas like cloud computing, cybersecurity, network management, and digital design. Veterans bring a disciplined work ethic as well as strong collaboration and communications skills acquired through their military service, all capabilities that IBM values highly."

    Furthering its commitment to help veterans build new collar job skills, IBM also has expanded its nationwide program to train U.S. vets in software that is widely used in the defense and law enforcement industries. Since January 2016, IBM has been hosting one U.S. training session per month that certifies participating veterans in the use of i2 Analysts' Notebook. Recent training sessions have taken place in Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Las Vegas, with upcoming sessions in Philadelphia, Fort Drum, and Houston. More than 500 veterans have been trained to-date, and hundreds more will participate in the program this year.

    The free certification in IBM analytics solutions that will aid in cybersecurity and national security software skills is followed-up with career placement services provided by Corporate America Supports You, a nationwide non-profit that provides employment assistance for current and former military personnel, together with IBM and other corporate partners. This veterans employment initiative is part of IBM's philanthropic impact grants that arm non-profits, governments, and institutions with skills and expertise to better serve their communities.

    Current or soon-to-be veterans can learn more about IBM employment opportunities at ibm-veterans.jobs.

    Media Contact
    Adam R. Pratt
    Ph: 202-551-9625
    arpratt@us.ibm.com

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    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/95470/ibm_logo.jpg IBM

    Web site: http://ibm-veterans.jobs/




    CLX Communications wins Company of the Year Category at the Swedish Mobile Awards

    STOCKHOLM, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    CLX Communications [https://www.clxcommunications.com ] (XSTO:CLX), a leading global provider of cloud-based communications services today announced that it has won the prestigious Company of the Year award at this year's Swedish Mobile Awards.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20170221/470400LOGO )

    Accepted by Henrik Sandell, co-founder, and Pedro Carmo, VP Operator Relations, at the Swedish Mobile Awards ceremony in Malmo, Sweden last night, the Company of the Year award acknowledges Sweden's best mobile businesses, judging them on their company growth, market share and innovation on the global stage.

    Previous winners of the Swedish Mobile Awards include iZettle, King, Minecraft, Skype, Spotify, and Truecaller.

    Henrik Sandell, CLX co-founder said: "We are honoured to win the Company of the Year award at this year's Swedish Mobile Awards. The past twelve months has seen the company succeed with its ambitious roadmap for growth and innovation. Being acknowledged for that drive forward is a fantastic achievement."

    The reasons for CLX Communications winning the award was summarised by the judges: "CLX has in a very short period become one of the global market leaders in the cloud communications industry. Fast growth, global expansion, and a strong M&A strategy in combination with innovative solutions in IoT have all led to a market cap of close to 6 Billion SEK."

    Since the company was founded in 2008, CLX has become a leading global provider of cloud-based communication services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. With Revenues of 2.3 Billion SEK (~$260M USD) in the financial year ended on 31 December 2016, CLX handles more than 15 Billion API calls annually across its global network of more than 200 Tier 1 connections with mobile operators.

    The company has also completed key acquisitions in the last 12 months including messaging giant, Mblox, cloud communications company, Sinch, and more recently Xura Secure Communications in Germany.

    About CLX Communications

    CLX Communications (CLX) is a leading global provider of cloud-based communication services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. CLX's mobile communications services enable companies to quickly, securely and cost-effectively communicate globally with customers and connected devices - Internet of Things (IoT).

    CLX's solutions enable business-critical communications worldwide via mobile messaging services (SMS), voice services and mobile connectivity services for the IoT. CLX has grown profitably since the company was founded in 2008. The Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a presence in a further 20 countries.

    CLX Communications' shares are traded at NASDAQ Stockholm - XSTO:CLX.

    To learn more please visit: https://www.clxcommunications.com

    For further information, please contact: Thomas Ahlerup Chief Investor Relations Officer CLX Communications AB (publ.) Mobile: +46-768-966300 E-mail: thomas.ahlerup@clxcommunications.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20170221/470400LOGO

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20170221/470400LOGO CLX Communications



    Scripps officers adopt 10b5-1 trading plans

    CINCINNATI, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two officers of The E.W. Scripps Company have adopted stock trading plans in accordance with the guidelines specified by Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

    Rule 10b5-1 permits corporate officers, directors and others to adopt written, pre-arranged stock trading plans when they are not in possession of material, non-public information. These plans allow insiders to have shares sold for their accounts over a period of time regardless of any material, non-public information they may receive after adopting their plans.

    The sale of Scripps shares under these trading plans is intended to help diversify the officers' personal investment holdings.

    Richard A. Boehne, chairman, president and CEO, has established a plan to sell up to 150,000 shares if certain criteria are met. Sales of shares may commence on April 17, 2017, and would be completed by Oct. 13, 2017.

    Adam P. Symson, chief operating officer, has established a plan to sell up to approximately 20,300 shares if certain criteria are met. Sales of shares may commence on April 17, 2017, and would be completed by Oct. 31, 2017.

    In accordance with 10b5-1 rules, the executives listed above will have no discretion over sales under their respective plans. All transactions under the plans will be disclosed through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission as required by applicable securities laws.

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

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    The E.W. Scripps Company

    CONTACT: Carolyn Micheli, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3732,
    Carolyn.micheli@scripps.com

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




    Mazor Robotics and Medtronic Combine Efforts on the Commercialization of Mazor X(TM): An Innovative Guidance System for Spine Surgery

    ORLANDO, Fla., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazor Robotics Ltd. is a global leader in the development and distribution of innovative surgical guidance systems for spine and brain surgery. Mazor Robotics Inc., the US subsidiary of Mazor Robotics LTD is recognized as one of largest players in the robotics and simulation industry in the State of Florida, their US headquarters are in downtown Orlando. In nearby Celebration, The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center serves as the national training center for the new Mazor X(TM), a transformative platform for spine surgeries, having trained over 100 surgeons from all over the United States in 2016.

    "As a pioneer and a leader in the field of surgical guidance systems, Mazor Robotics saw two significant milestones in 2016: the launch of our strategic partnership with Medtronic followed by the commercial release of the new Mazor X(TM). We are very excited to see what 2017 brings for our company," says: Christopher Prentice, CEO Mazor Robotics, Inc.

    Since signing the agreement in May 2016, Mazor and Medtronic have invested in co-marketing, promotion, and training efforts towards commercialization of Mazor X(TM), a transformative platform for spine procedures that launched in October at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting. Between the two companies, there are now hundreds of highly experienced capital and clinical specialists responsible for raising the awareness of, selling and supporting Mazor X.

    --  Mazor Robotics Signs Strategic Commercial and Investment Agreements with
    Medtronic, a Global Leader in Spine Technologies and Solutions
    --  Mazor Robotics Commercially Launches Mazor X at the North American Spine
    Society (NASS) Annual Meeting
    --  Mazor Robotics Received Purchase Orders for 21 Systems During Fourth
    Quarter 2016; Full Year System Orders Increased by 138% to All Time
    Record of 62 Units
    

    Mazor Robotics (TASE: MZOR; NASDAQ-GM: MZOR) believes in healing through innovation by developing and introducing revolutionary technology and products aimed at redefining the gold standard of quality care. Mazor Robotics Guidance Systems enable surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in a more accurate and secure manner. For more information, please visit www.MazorRobotics.com.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mazor-robotics-and-medtronic-combine-efforts-on-the-commercialization-of-mazor-x-an-innovative-guidance-system-for-spine-surgery-300425602.html

    Mazor Robotics Ltd.

    CONTACT: Paula Wyatt - Paula@AnythingisPoshAble.com - 321-946-6565

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




    Scientific Games Announces Completion of 2018 Notes Redemption

    LAS VEGAS, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it has completed the redemption of all $250 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.125% senior subordinated notes due 2018 (the "2018 Notes") at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2018 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to but not including the redemption date.

    The redemption was made pursuant to the terms set forth in a notice of redemption distributed by the trustee under the indenture governing the 2018 Notes on February 14, 2017.

    Scientific Games used a portion of the net proceeds from its offering of $1.15 billion in aggregate principal amount of 7.000% senior secured notes due 2022, which closed on February 14, 2017, to redeem the 2018 Notes.

    (C) 2017 Scientific Games Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    About Scientific Games
    Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and shufflers; instant and draw-based lottery games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit ScientificGames.com.

    COMPANY CONTACTS:
    Investor Relations:
    Scientific Games: Bill Pfund +1 702-532-7663
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    bill.pfund@scientificgames.com

    Media Relations:
    Scientific Games: Susan Cartwright +1 702-532-7981
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    susan.cartwright@scientificgames.com

    Forward-Looking Statements
    In this press release, Scientific Games makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe future expectations, plans, results or strategies and can often be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "continue," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "should," "could," "potential," "opportunity," "goal," or similar terminology. These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions, including slow growth of new gaming jurisdictions, slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions, and declines in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; ownership changes and consolidation in the gaming industry; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; inability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology, including any failure of our investment of significant resources in our R&D efforts; inability to develop successful products and services and capitalize on trends and changes in our industries, including the expansion of internet and other forms of interactive gaming; laws and government regulations, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; inability to retain or renew, or unfavorable revisions of, existing contracts, and the inability to enter into new contracts; level of our indebtedness, higher interest rates, availability or adequacy of cash flows and liquidity to satisfy indebtedness, other obligations or future cash needs; inability to reduce or refinance our indebtedness; restrictions and covenants in debt agreements, including those that could result in acceleration of the maturity of our indebtedness; protection of our intellectual property, inability to license third party intellectual property, and the intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our products and systems and reliance on or failures in information technology and other systems; challenges or disruptions relating to the implementation of a new global enterprise resource planning system; failure to maintain internal control over financial reporting; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships; failure to achieve the intended benefits of our acquisitions; incurrence of restructuring costs; implementation of complex revenue recognition standards or other new accounting standards; changes in estimates or judgments related to our impairment analysis of goodwill or other intangible assets; fluctuations in our results due to seasonality and other factors; dependence on suppliers and manufacturers; risks relating to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, restrictions on the payment of dividends from earnings, restrictions on the import of products and financial instability, including the potential impact to our business resulting from the affirmative vote in the U.K. to withdraw from the EU, and the potential impact to our instant lottery game concession or VLT lease arrangements resulting from the recent economic and political conditions in Greece; changes in tax laws or tax rulings, or the examination of our tax positions; dependence on key employees; litigation and other liabilities relating to our business, including litigation and liabilities relating to our contracts and licenses, our products and systems, our employees (including labor disputes), intellectual property, environmental laws and our strategic relationships; influence of certain stockholders; and stock price volatility.

    Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including the Company's current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 3, 2017 (including under the headings "Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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    CLX Communications wins Company of the Year Category at the Swedish Mobile Awards

    STOCKHOLM, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    CLX Communications [https://www.clxcommunications.com ] (XSTO:CLX), a leading global provider of cloud-based communications services today announced that it has won the prestigious Company of the Year award at this year's Swedish Mobile Awards.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20170221/470400LOGO )

    Accepted by Henrik Sandell, co-founder, and Pedro Carmo, VP Operator Relations, at the Swedish Mobile Awards ceremony in Malmo, Sweden last night, the Company of the Year award acknowledges Sweden's best mobile businesses, judging them on their company growth, market share and innovation on the global stage.

    Previous winners of the Swedish Mobile Awards include iZettle, King, Minecraft, Skype, Spotify, and Truecaller.

    Henrik Sandell, CLX co-founder said: "We are honoured to win the Company of the Year award at this year's Swedish Mobile Awards. The past twelve months has seen the company succeed with its ambitious roadmap for growth and innovation. Being acknowledged for that drive forward is a fantastic achievement."

    The reasons for CLX Communications winning the award was summarised by the judges: "CLX has in a very short period become one of the global market leaders in the cloud communications industry. Fast growth, global expansion, and a strong M&A strategy in combination with innovative solutions in IoT have all led to a market cap of close to 6 Billion SEK."

    Since the company was founded in 2008, CLX has become a leading global provider of cloud-based communication services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators.  With Revenues of 2.3 Billion SEK (~$260M USD) in the financial year ended on 31 December 2016, CLX handles more than 15 Billion API calls annually across its global network of more than 200 Tier 1 connections with mobile operators.

    The company has also completed key acquisitions in the last 12 months including messaging giant, Mblox, cloud communications company, Sinch, and more recently Xura Secure Communications in Germany.

    About CLX Communications 

    CLX Communications (CLX) is a leading global provider of cloud-based communication services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. CLX's mobile communications services enable companies to quickly, securely and cost-effectively communicate globally with customers and connected devices - Internet of Things (IoT).

    CLX's solutions enable business-critical communications worldwide via mobile messaging services (SMS), voice services and mobile connectivity services for the IoT. CLX has grown profitably since the company was founded in 2008. The Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a presence in a further 20 countries.

    CLX Communications' shares are traded at NASDAQ Stockholm - XSTO:CLX.

    To learn more please visit: https://www.clxcommunications.com

      For further information, please contact:  Thomas Ahlerup  Chief Investor Relations Officer  CLX Communications AB (publ.)  Mobile: +46-768-966300  E-mail: thomas.ahlerup@clxcommunications.com 

     

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    Verizon announces pricing terms of its tender offers for 30 series of notes of Verizon and certain of its subsidiaries

    NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. ("Verizon") today announced the pricing terms of its previously announced 30 separate offers to purchase for cash (the "Offers") any and all of the outstanding series of notes listed below (collectively, the "Notes"), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 13, 2017 (the "Offer to Purchase" and, together with the accompanying letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery, the "Offer Documents").

    On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, set forth below is the applicable Total Consideration (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) for each series of Notes, as calculated at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) today, March 17, 2017 (the "Price Determination Date"), in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.

    CUSIP Issuer Title of Security Reference U.S. Reference Yield Fixed Spread Offer Yield Total Consideration(1)(2) Number Treasury Security of Reference (basis points) U.S. Treasury Security --- --- --- 92343VAR5 Verizon Communications Inc. 8.950% Notes due 2039 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 180 4.920% $1,537.18 92344XAB5 Verizon New York Inc. 7.375% Debentures due 2032 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 220 4.704% $1,285.50 92344GAS5 Verizon Communications Inc. 7.750% Notes due 2032 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 210 4.604% $1,341.68 92343VBT0 Verizon Communications Inc. 6.550% Notes due 2043 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 180 4.920% $1,239.85 92343VBS2 Verizon Communications Inc. 6.400% Notes due 2033 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 140 4.520% $1,216.85 078167BA0 Verizon Pennsylvania LLC 8.750% Debentures due 2031 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 215 4.654% $1,426.33 252759AM7 Verizon Delaware LLC 8.625% Debentures due 2031 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 215 4.654% $1,416.70 165069AQ8 Verizon Maryland LLC 8.300% Debentures due 2031* 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 215 4.654% $1,378.75 078167AZ6 Verizon Pennsylvania LLC 8.350% Debentures due 2030 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 205 4.554% $1,384.37 165087AL1 Verizon Virginia LLC 8.375% Debentures due 2029 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 200 4.504% $1,367.57 165069AP0 Verizon Maryland LLC 8.000% Debentures due 2029* 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 200 4.504% $1,332.71 644239AY1 Verizon New England Inc. 7.875% Debentures due 2029* 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 200 4.504% $1,322.35 645767AW4 Verizon New Jersey Inc. 7.850% Debentures due 2029* 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 200 4.504% $1,319.96 650094CJ2 Verizon New York Inc. 6.500% Debentures due 2028 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 195 4.454% $1,177.23 07786DAA4 Verizon Pennsylvania LLC 6.000% Debentures due 2028 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 195 4.454% $1,139.69 92343VAU8 Verizon Communications Inc. 7.350% Notes due 2039 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 180 4.920% $1,324.60 92343VAP9 Verizon Communications Inc. 6.900% Notes due 2038 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 170 4.820% $1,273.29 92344GAM8/92344GAC0 Verizon Communications Inc. 7.750% Notes due 2030 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 160 4.104% $1,379.04 165087AN7 Verizon Virginia LLC 7.875% Debentures due 2022 1.875% due 2/28/22 2.017% 120 3.217% $1,206.35 362320AT0 GTE LLC 8.750% Debentures due 2021* 1.875% due 2/28/22 2.017% 110 3.117% $1,240.28 645767AY0 Verizon New Jersey Inc. 8.000% Debentures due 2022 1.875% due 2/28/22 2.017% 120 3.217% $1,227.16 92344WAB7 Verizon Maryland LLC 5.125% Debentures due 2033 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 145 4.570% $1,063.06 92343VAK0 Verizon Communications Inc. 6.400% Notes due 2038 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 170 4.820% $1,206.61 362320BA0 GTE LLC 6.940% Debentures due 2028 2.250% due 2/15/27 2.504% 140 3.904% $1,270.73 92343VAF1 Verizon Communications Inc. 6.250% Notes due 2037 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 165 4.770% $1,189.56 92344GAX4 Verizon Communications Inc. 5.850% Notes due 2035 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 150 4.620% $1,151.79 92343VAW4 Verizon Communications Inc. 6.000% Notes due 2041 2.875% due 11/15/46 3.120% 180 4.920% $1,151.23 362320AZ6 GTE LLC 6.840% Debentures due 2018 0.750% due 4/15/18 1.114% 40 1.514% $1,056.27 92343VAM6 Verizon Communications Inc. 6.100% Notes due 2018 0.750% due 4/15/18 1.114% 40 1.514% $1,048.45 92343VAL8 Verizon Communications Inc. 5.500% Notes due 2018 1.000% due 2/15/18 1.060% 30 1.360% $1,037.01 (1) Payable in cash per each $1,000 principal amount of the specified series of Notes validly tendered at or prior to the Expiration Date (as defined below) or the guaranteed delivery date pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures and, in either case, not validly withdrawn before the Withdrawal Date (as defined below) and accepted for purchase. Total Consideration does not include accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes accepted for purchase, which will be payable in addition to the Total Consideration. (2) Total Consideration is based on the fixed spread for the applicable series of Notes to the Reference Yield of the Reference U.S. Treasury Security for that series as of 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) today, March 17, 2017. * Denotes a series of Notes, a portion of which is held in physical certificated form (such portion, the "Certificated Notes") and is not held through The Depository Trust Company ("DTC"). Such Certificated Notes may only be tendered in accordance with the terms and conditions of the accompanying letter of transmittal.

    The Offers will expire at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) today, March 17, 2017 (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer, the "Expiration Date"). Notes tendered may be validly withdrawn at any time at or prior to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) today, March 17, 2017 (such date and time with respect to an Offer, as the same may be extended with respect to such Offer, the "Withdrawal Date"), but not thereafter. The "Settlement Date" with respect to an Offer will occur promptly following the Expiration Date and is expected to be March 20, 2017. The "Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date" with respect to Notes validly tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures after the Expiration Date and at or prior to the guaranteed delivery date and accepted for purchase will occur promptly following the guaranteed delivery date and is expected to be March 22, 2017.

    Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer Documents, holders who (i) validly tender and who do not validly withdraw Notes at or prior to the Expiration Date or (ii) deliver a properly completed and duly executed Notice of Guaranteed Delivery (or comply with DTC's Automated Tender Offer Program (ATOP) procedures applicable to guaranteed delivery) and all other required documents at or prior to the Expiration Date and tender their Notes at or prior to the guaranteed delivery date pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures, and in either case, whose Notes are accepted for purchase by Verizon, will receive the applicable Total Consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which will be payable in cash.

    In addition to the applicable Total Consideration, holders whose Notes are accepted for purchase will be paid accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes to, but not including, the Settlement Date. Interest will cease to accrue on the Settlement Date for all Notes accepted, including those tendered through the guaranteed delivery procedures.

    Verizon's obligation to accept Notes tendered in the Offers is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions described in the Offer Documents, including a Financing Condition (as defined below). Pursuant to the Financing Condition, Verizon's obligation to accept and pay for any validly tendered Notes in any Offer is conditioned on the successful completion, prior to the Expiration Date, of an offering by Verizon of notes with stated maturities occurring after January 1, 2037 (the "New Offering") on terms and conditions satisfactory to Verizon, including, but not limited to, with respect to each series of Notes, the amount of gross proceeds raised in the New Offering being sufficient to fund the aggregate Total Consideration and accrued and unpaid interest of all Notes of such series (after funding the aggregate Total Consideration and accrued and unpaid interest of all validly tendered and not validly withdrawn Notes of each series having a higher "Acceptance Priority Level" (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) tendered in the applicable Offer (the "Financing Condition").

    On March 16, 2017, Verizon received aggregate gross proceeds of $4,444,800,000 in connection with the New Offering, comprising its issuance of $3,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.250% Notes due 2037 and $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.500% Notes due 2047. Verizon reserves the right, subject to applicable law, to waive any and all conditions to any Offer.

    Verizon has retained Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC to act as lead dealer managers (together, the "Lead Dealer Managers") for the Offers and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Loop Capital Markets LLC, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and UBS Securities LLC to act as the Co-Dealer Managers in connection with the Offers. Questions regarding terms and conditions of the Offers should be directed to Barclays Capital Inc. at (800) 438-3242 (toll-free) or (212) 528-7581 (collect), BofA Merrill Lynch at (888) 292-0070 (toll-free) or (980) 387-3907 (collect), Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at (800) 624-1808 (toll-free) or (212) 761-1057 (collect), or RBC Capital Markets, LLC at (877) 381-2099 (toll-free) or (212) 618-7822 (collect).

    Global Bondholder Services Corporation is acting as the Information Agent and the Tender Agent for the Offers. Questions or requests for assistance related to the Offers or for additional copies of the Offer Documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (866) 470-3800 (toll free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect). You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Offers. The Offer Documents can be accessed at the following link http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Verizon/.

    If Verizon terminates any Offer with respect to one or more series of Notes, it will give prompt notice to the Tender Agent, and all Notes tendered pursuant to such terminated Offer will be returned promptly to the tendering holders thereof. With effect from such termination, any Notes blocked in DTC will be released.

    Holders are advised to check with any bank, securities broker or other intermediary through which they hold Notes as to when such intermediary needs to receive instructions from a holder in order for that holder to be able to participate in, or (in the circumstances in which revocation is permitted) revoke their instruction to participate in the Offers before the deadlines specified herein and in the Offer Documents. The deadlines set by each clearing system for the submission and withdrawal of tender instructions will also be earlier than the relevant deadlines specified herein and in the Offer Documents.

    This announcement is for informational purposes only. This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any Notes. The Offers are being made solely pursuant to the Offer Documents. The Offers are not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the securities laws or blue sky laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of Verizon by the dealer managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

    Verizon has filed a registration statement on Form S-3 (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the New Offering. Interested parties should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the final prospectus supplement, as amended, for the New Offering and the other documents that Verizon has filed with the SEC that are incorporated by reference into the final prospectus supplement, as amended, for more complete information about Verizon and the New Offering. These documents are available at no charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    In this communication we have made forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but only predictions and generally can be identified by use of statements that include phrases such as "will," "may," "should," "continue," "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "plan," "appear," "project," "estimate," "intend," or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our objectives, plans or goals also are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Factors that could materially affect these forward-looking statements can be found in our periodic reports filed with the SEC. Eligible holders are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events might or might not occur. We cannot assure you that projected results or events will be achieved.

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    robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com

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    New, Smart Air Purifier by Philips Gives Families the Power to Improve Indoor Air QualityDebuting at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, IL March 18-21, attendees will experience the Philips Air Purifiers first-hand, alongside new kitchen appliances from Philips

    STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips is entering a new category in North America and expanding its portfolio of home appliances with the launch of a range of smart, innovative air purifiers and humidifiers. These new products give families the power to manage the most important part of the home - the air they breathe. Philips will debut the new appliances at the 2017 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, IL on March 18-21.

    "With the development of new products, we are continually looking for ways to make an impact on the quality of life for people by bringing meaningful innovations to homes around the world," said Eline de Graaf, Marketing Director for Philips New Categories. "Knowing that your air at home can have two to five times more allergens and pollutants than outdoor air, we came out with the Philips Air Purifiers and Humidifiers to encourage a better home environment with cleaner air."

    Philips Air Purifiers and Humidifier
    Improving the quality of air indoors

    Philips offers peace of mind by making your air quality visible. The Philips Air Purifiers' unique numerical index, corresponding color ring, and connected app, make it easy to track and control air quality in the home - alerting in real-time to even the slightest change in indoor air conditions. The numerical display from 1-12 is an index of the indoor air quality, where 1 is good and 12 is polluted air. The color ring provides an additional visual cue, ranging from blue (good allergen & particle level) to red (bad allergen & particle level). Through the connected app, users can also see both indoor and outdoor air quality, track trends over time, receive allergen management advice and control the purifier, anytime or anywhere.

    With professional grade AeraSense technology, the Philips Air Purifiers automatically monitor, react, and purify indoor air, capturing 99.97% of particles(1). They remove the most common allergens, including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, as well as gases and odors. The purifiers also have an extra-sensitive allergen mode that boosts the fan speed even when it detects small increases of allergens in the air. Its multi-stage active filtration system consists of 3 different filters: a pre-filter for large particles, an active carbon filter for odors and gases (VOCs)(2), and a True HEPA filter that captures particles as small as 0.3 microns(1). The Philips Air Purifiers are available for a range of room sizes and are AHAM and Energy Star Certified.

    Rounding out the portfolio of innovative air treatment appliances is the Philips Humidifier, which prevents the spreading of bacteria. Laboratory testing confirms that NanoCloud technology spreads 99% less bacteria than leading ultrasonic humidifiers(3) while also preventing wet spots and white dust(4). The product also offers a smart humidity sensor that enables you to precisely manage the humidity level of the room and that shuts off automatically to prevent over-humidification.

    Additional new Philips household appliances also featured at the booth:

    Philips TurboStar Airfryer
    Air is the new oil, and now you can use that air to fry in a healthier way with less fat!

    As the leader in Airfrying, Philips has brought this innovation from great to greatest. With the new Philips TurboStar Airfryer, your favorite fried foods are guilt-free thanks to the appliance needing little to no oil for crispy results, offering the peace of mind that family meals will not only be delicious but healthier, too.

    Using proprietary TurboStar technology, hot air swirls continuously through the whole cooking chamber, resulting faster and even heat distribution throughout the entire basket. Since all the food is exposed to this constant, circulating heat, it is cooked through simultaneously while draining excess fat.

    Thoughtfully designed to take up less space on a kitchen countertop but hold the same amount of food within the basket as past models. The Philips TurboStar Airfryer also features a universal EasyClick handle for quick changing between cooking accessories and easy storage as well as a quick clean removable mesh bottom.

    Philips MultiChopper
    Now you can chop like a chef - quick and precise

    Recognizing how unpleasant and time-consuming chopping can be, Philips developed the new Philips MultiChopper to make it hassle-free. Using propriety ChopDrop technology, the Philips MultiChopper offers a uniquely designed chamber that houses sharp blades that can cut through vegetables, dried fruit, cheeses, nuts and more.

    The MultiChopper is equipped with two functions: a slower speed to ensure coarse chopping and a high speed blade to achieve finely chopped food. Simply press down on the top of the MultiChopper as it detects the desired function and adjusts the speed automatically -- no extra buttons, settings or switches are necessary. Once the pieces reach an optimal size, they are dropped in a bowl underneath -- dry and uniform every time.

    Philips ProMix Hand Blender
    All your favorite recipes at the touch of a button

    With the new Philips ProMix Hand Blender, you can blend, whisk, mash, chop and more with the touch of a button. Ergonomically designed for easy handling, the Philips ProMix Hand Blender allows for seamless one-handed speed control - perfect for consistently smooth soups, sauces, smoothies and baby food.

    The ProMix technology along with titanium coated blades ensure a smooth end result without having to manually stir and mix, making for the quickest meal prep ever. Designed with Turbo boost, the harder you press, the higher the speed of the Hand Blender.

    Philips Compact Pasta Maker
    Fresh and flavorful homemade pasta in minutes

    Now with a smaller footprint for a kitchen countertop or cabinet, the new Philips Compact Pasta Maker allows you and your family to enjoy 2-3 servings of fresh, homemade pasta in just 18 minutes. The Philips Compact Pasta Maker mixes, kneads and extrudes automatically thanks to a uniquely designed stirring bar and knead tube for consistently smooth pasta and noodles every time.

    You can even personalize pasta by adding your family's favorite herbs or ingredients such as spinach, carrots or beets. The Compact Pasta Maker also comes with a recipe booklet, which includes 10 delicious recipes and more than 15 types of dough options, making homemade pasta a breeze.

    Visit the Philips Booth at IHHS to Experience the New Home Innovations
    To experience first-hand the newest Philips household items, visit Philips at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, IL on March 18-21 at booth #L11336 (wired+well).

    For more information about Philips Air and Kitchen Appliances, please visit http://www.usa.philips.com/.

    Pricing & Retail Availability:

    --  Philips Air Purifier Series 2000i: $399. Available at Amazon and
    Philips.com.
    --  Philips Air Purifier Series 1000i: $299. Available at Amazon and
    Philips.com.
    --  Philips Humidifier Series 2000: $169. Available at Amazon and
    Philips.com.
    --  Philips TurboStar Airfryer: $199 - $249. Analog model available at Bed,
    Bath & Beyond, Philips.com and Best Buy; coming soon to Kohl's and
    Amazon. Digital model available at Williams-Sonoma and Philips.com.
    --  Philips MultiChopper: $69.95. Available at HSN, Philips.com and
    Williams-Sonoma.
    --  Philips ProMix Hand Blender: $89.95. Available at HSN, Williams-Sonoma,
    Philips.com and Amazon.
    --  Philips Compact Pasta Maker: $199.99. Available at HSN, Williams-Sonoma,
    Kohl's, Philips.com and Bed, Bath & Beyond; coming soon to Amazon.
    

    Notes to editor

    (1)As small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through the filter
    (2)Does not reduce or absorb carbon monoxide gas. Keep gas appliances well ventilated.
    (3)Results are based on emission of the bacterium Pseudomonas Fragi from clean units and filters, after 1,6 and 24 hours of continuous use, varying in water consumption from 30-120ml/hr, using sterilized water spiked with said bacterium, conducted in a 1m3(35cuft) chamber refreshed at 560L/min (148gpm).
    (4)Independent third-party test Determination of deposition of minerals from liquid droplets on furniture according to DIN 44973, IUTA e.V. To determine mineral deposits onto furniture from airborne liquid droplets over a period of 3 hours.

    About Royal Philips
    Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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    Royal Philips

    CONTACT: Natasha Best, Philips North America, +1 203-351-5033,
    natasha.best@philips.com; Hannah Gray, OneVoice, +1 310-312-2270,
    hgray@access-emanate.com




    TSS, Inc. Issues Statement About Promotional Activity Concerning Its Common Stock

    ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TSS, Inc. , a data center and mission critical facilities and technology services company, announced today that it has been made aware of and requested by the OTC Markets Group, Inc. to comment on recent trading and promotional activity concerning TSS common stock.

    On March 16, 2017, due to unusually high volume of trading in the Company's stock, the Company contacted the OTC Markets, which informed the Company that it had become aware of certain promotional activities concerning the Company and its common stock. Specifically, OTC Markets had been made aware of promotional newsletters touting the Company and encouraging investors to purchase the Company's common stock.

    Until this disclosure from OTC Markets, the Company was unaware of the existence of the most recent promotional newsletters and their effect on the trading activity. In addition to the promotional newsletters received last month, the Company has since received from OTC Markets samples of three promotional newsletters, which were sent from Monster Alerts and from ProTrader on March 16 and 17, 2017, but the Company is otherwise unaware of the existence of additional promotional newsletters, if any, and any related promotional activity, the parties responsible for the production of the newsletters and the extent of any of the email newsletters' dissemination.

    "As was the case last month when similar promotional activity occurred, the Company is not aware of the promotional materials' author or its affiliated entities or persons, and has not engaged directly or indirectly in any promotional activities nor retained any parties to engage in any promotional activities on behalf of the Company," stated Anthony Angelini, President and Chief Executive Officer of TSS. "The Company encourages those interested in the Company to rely solely on information included in its press releases combined with its filings and disclosures made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available on the SEC's website). We thank OTC Markets for working with us to protect the investors of TSS."

    The Company has not engaged any third party to provide investor relations services, public relations services, marketing, or other related services including the promotion of the Company or its securities since January 1, 2016. The Company has never issued shares or convertible instruments allowing conversion to equity securities at prices constituting a discount to the current market rate at the time of issuance.

    About TSS, Inc.

    TSS is a trusted single source provider of mission-critical planning, design, system integration, deployment, maintenance and evolution of data centers facilities and information infrastructure. TSS specializes in customizable end to end solutions powered by industry experts and innovative services that include technology consulting, engineering, design, construction, operations, facilities management, technology system installation and integration, as well as maintenance for traditional and modular data centers. www.totalsitesolutions.com or call 888-321-4877.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" -- that is, statements related to future -- not past -- events, plans, and prospects. In this context, forward-looking statements may address matters such as our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "guidance," "prospects," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "should," or "will." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Particular uncertainties that could adversely or positively affect the Company's future results include: our independent registered public accounting firm's reports on our 2014 and 2015 financial statements contain an explanatory paragraph that expresses substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern; we may not have sufficient resources to fund our business and may need to issue debt or equity to obtain additional funding; our reliance on a significant portion of our revenues from a limited number of customers; risks relating to operating in a highly competitive industry; risks relating to the failure to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; risks relating to rapid technological, structural, and competitive changes affecting the industries we serve; risks involved in properly managing complex projects; risks relating to the possible cancellation of customer contracts on short notice; risks relating to our ability to continue to implement our strategy, including having sufficient financial resources to carry out that strategy; risks relating to our ability to meet all of the terms and conditions of our debt obligations; uncertainty related to current economic conditions and the related impact on demand for our services; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.

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    CONTACT: Company Contact: TSS, Inc., John Penver, CFO, Phone: (512)
    310-1000

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




    Introducing KDDI Vist@Finder Remote Operations Supporting System for Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix(R) Corporation , ("Vuzix" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses will be prominently on display with KDDI Vist@Finder to relay secure, high-quality video remotely and hands-free with smart glasses at CeBIT. The KDDI Vist@Finder solution leverages the camera and head-mounted display of the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses to overlay AR images on the user's real-time view to aid in remote support applications. Technicians can work more efficiently and hands-free by viewing the AR image on the M300, as opposed to holding a smartphone or tablet to view the screen.

    KDDI Vist@Finder is a remote operations supporting system that allows videos taken by smartphones, tablets, and mobile PCs, and now includes smart glasses to relay remotely from the field over various types of networks, simply, securely, and in high quality. The system provides a variety of functions, including intuitive operational instruction by AR through live audio and video streaming, recording of on-site video, and hands-free transmission with wearable cameras. The service is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

    KDDI Vist@Finder will be showcased on the Vuzix M300 at CeBIT, one of the largest and most internationally represented computer expos, at the KDDI booth located in Hall 4 -- A38 (17). CeBIT will take place from March 20 through March 24 in Hannover, Germany. For more information, please visit the CeBIT official website at http://www.cebit.de/en/.

    "Vuzix is excited to pair up our next generation M300 Smart Glasses with KDDI Vist@Finder remote operations supporting system to enable hands-free video transmission via Smart Glasses," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. "Our M300 Smart Glasses feature a 13-megapixel, 1080p video and image-stabilized auto-focus camera that is ideal for relaying high-quality video content remotely in the field."

    About KDDI
    KDDI, a Fortune Global 500 company, is one of Asia's largest telecommunications and ICT solution providers, with approximately US$40 billion in revenue annually. Since its establishment in 1985, KDDI has expanded its presence into 28 countries and 63 cities, with over 110 offices around the world. Strong support for its customers' global businesses through cutting-edge technologies, seamless networks, and ubiquitous, powerful IT infrastructure propel KDDI into the future.

    About Vuzix Corporation

    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 51 patents and has 39 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

    Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

    Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the Company's new products being demonstrated at CeBit, and among other things, the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

    For further information:

    Media and Investor Relations Contact:

    Matt Margolis, Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Vuzix Corporation
    matt_margolis@vuzix.com Tel: (585) 359-5952

    Andrew Haag, Managing Partner, IRTH Communications
    vuzi@irthcommunications.com Tel: (866) 976-4784

    Vuzix Corporation, 25 Hendrix Road, Suite A, West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA,
    Investor Information - IR@vuzix.com www.vuzix.com Tel: (585) 359-7562

    For further sales, and product information, please visit:

    North America:
    http://www.vuzix.com/contact/

    Europe/UK:
    https://www.vuzix.eu/contact/

    Asia:
    http://www.vuzix.jp/contact.html

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




    xG Technology Announces Timely and Final Payment of Remaining Deferred Debt from Vislink Acquisition

    SARASOTA, Fla., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") , a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Pebble Beach Systems ("PBS" or "the Seller" and formerly known as Vislink, plc) for extinguishing the remaining deferred debt from the acquisition of Vislink. All deferred payments due from xG against the original promissory notes covering the acquisition of Vislink are now settled in full, and all liens are released.

    The agreement included cash and sharing the proceeds from a customer receivable, among other considerations.

    George Schmitt, Executive Chairman and CEO of xG Technology, said, "We are pleased to announce the final settlement of all debt arising from the acquisition of Vislink. We have done this without adding any additional debt to our balance sheet, leaving us in an even better position than we expected when we originally made the acquisition. We want to thank the team at MB Technology Holdings for spearheading the negotiations involved in the acquisition on xG's behalf, especially in reaching this most recent agreement with the seller. Their ability to bring these very difficult and time-consuming negotiations to a successful conclusion is the key reason we have been able to increase our revenue base almost tenfold."

    Mr. Schmitt continued, "We would also like to thank Pebble Beach Systems for working closely with us to successfully resolve all outstanding issues related to the Business Purchase Agreement. The integration of Vislink with IMT and xG is progressing well and ahead of schedule and expectations. We will be updating the market in the next few business days with further details."

    About xG Technology, Inc.

    xG Technology's brands provide wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for use in challenging environments. Their focus is delivering communications technologies that provide enhanced levels of reliability, mobility, performance and efficiency to customer business operations and missions. xG's brand portfolio includes Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), Vislink, and xMax.

    IMT has pioneered advanced digital microwave systems and is a trusted supplier to broadcast, sports and entertainment, and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets. Their products are recognized for their high level of performance, reliability, build quality, extended operating ranges and compact form factors. More information about IMT can be found at www.imt-solutions.com. Vislink specializes in the wireless capture, delivery and management of secure, high-quality, live video, and serves broadcast & media and public safety & surveillance markets. More information about Vislink can be found at http://www.vislink.com/.

    xMax is a secure, rapid-deploy mobile broadband system that delivers mission-assured wireless connectivity in demanding operating environments. xMax was specifically designed to serve as an expeditionary and critical communications network for use in unpredictable scenarios and during fluid situations. This makes it a compelling solution for disaster response, emergency communications, and defense applications. More information about xMax can be found at http://www.xgtechnology.com/system-overview/.

    In addition to the above business lines, xG has a dedicated Federal Sector Group (xG Federal) focused on providing next-generation spectrum sharing solutions to national defense, scientific research and other federal organizations. Additional information about xG Federal can be found at http://www.xgtechnology.com/technology/xg-federal/.

    Based in Sarasota, Florida, xG Technology has over 100 patents and pending patent applications. xG is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

    Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations about its future operating results, performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the intended terms of the offering, closing of the offering and use of any proceeds from the offering. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "upcoming," "plan," "target", "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to xG Technology, Inc., its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.

    For More Information:

    Daniel Carpini
    xG Technology
    daniel.carpini@xgtechnology.com
    (941) 953-9035

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




    Wecast Network, Inc. to Report Q4 and Full Year 2016 Results and Host Investor Update Call Friday, March 31

    NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wecast Network, Inc. ("Wecast" or the "Company" or "WCST"), today announced that it will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2016, before the U.S. stock market opens on Friday, March 31, 2017.

    Wecast's management will then host an earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017, U.S. EDT (8:00 p.m. on Monday, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).

    Webcast Link: via 'Webcasts and Events' section of WCST corporate website or http:// wcst.equisolvewebcast.com/q4-2016 Dial-in Number: (Toll-Free US & Canada): 877-407-3107; (International): 201-493-6796

    Following the webcast/call, an archived copy will be available in the 'Webcasts and Events' section of WCST's website.

    About Wecast Network, Inc. (http://corporate.wecastnetworkinc.com)

    Wecast Network Inc , is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. With a firm focus on 4 strategy pillars which include: Brand, Content, Commerce and Licensing, the Company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China to evolve into a global, vertical, ubiquitous and transactional B2B2C, mobile-driven, consumer and supply chain management platform. By aiming to establish the world's premier multimedia, social networking and smart e-commerce-enabled network with the largest global effective connected user base, Wecast, through this expanded, cloud-based, ecosystem of connected screens combined with strong partnerships with leading global providers, will be capable of delivering a vast array of WCST/YOD-branded products and services to enterprise customers and end-use consumers - anytime and anywhere, across multiple platforms and devices.

    Wecast has content distribution agreements in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Miramax, as well as a broad selection of the best content from Chinese filmmakers. In addition, the Company has governmental partnerships and licenses as well as numerous JV partnerships and strategic cooperation agreements with an array of distribution and content partners in the global new media space. Wecast is headquartered in both New York, NY and Beijing, China.

    CONTACT:
    Jason Finkelstein
    Wecast Network, Inc.
    212-206-1216

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    Wecast Network Inc.



    SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (OTC:SMKG) Enters into LOI with Primeline HK LTD for $1million USD investment

    NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Today the company announced a Letter of Intent whereas Primeline HK Ltd to invest $1m USD into SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc for up to 25% of the company's outstanding Common Class A shares. The company's share a common focus to develop the Fintech industry channeling ISV's as the growth conduit for sales.

    CEO Massimo Barone stated "We are excited about this partnership with Chris and his team at Primeline HK Ltd which brings investment capital to grow our company's technology but also by expanding our business relationships throughout Asia with Banks, Telco & Global Enterprise. Our focus has been to accelerate our position and offering in the Fintech & Retail market with both proprietary technology & advisory services. "

    Under the terms of the LOI Primeline HK LTD Investment

    The company has the right to purchase 1 share for every 8 shares invested for a period of 18 months with a market price PPS discount of 20% with a floor protection PPS of $0.075 USD. In addition the company has a signing bonus of 5millon Stock Options at a PPS of $.065 USD good for 14 months from signing for an additional $325k USD. Additionally with the signing of the LOI Primeline HK Ltd deposited a 1% for $10k USD of the investment.

    Fintech Asia Forecasts

    --  Transaction Value in the "FinTech" market amounts to US$1,404,469m in
    2017.
    --  Transaction Value is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR
    2017-2021) of 25.1 % resulting in the total amount of US$3,435,877m in
    2021.
    --  The market's largest segment is the segment "Digital Payments" with a
    total transaction value of US$1,097,642m in 2017.
    --  From a global comparison perspective it is shown that the highest
    transaction value is reached in China (US$1,086,493m in 2017).
    

    source: https://www.statista.com/outlook/295/101/fintech/asia

    About Christopher James Payne

    Director - Primeline HK Ltd.

    Chris is the Director of Primeline HK where he serves as a Project and Operations Manager holds a B.S. in Marketing from Bentley University and is passionate about his undertakings. Collectively, he and his partners possess years of expertise in banking, payment processing, sales and distribution throughout Asia. Through Primeline HK, Chris aims to deliver a robust mobile payment platform that can be delivered globally to empower its client's merchants with a flexible solution supplemented with abundant value added services.

    Alongside Chris's involvement in payment, Chris is also the President of Primeline Products Philippines. Primeline Philippines currently operates through the largest department store and mall chains in the Philippines and is home to 9 brands from various industries. Chris's involvement in Primeline Philippines has provided him experience in sales, brand management, business development, product sourcing, freight forwarding and logistics. Chris is constantly active looking for opportunities to cultivate new relationships to bring added value to projects.

    About SmartCard Marketing Systems, Inc.

    SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. is a Fintech advisory Co & solutions provider to the payments industry, delivering cloud-based EMV Host Acquiring & Issuing solutions to banks, telecoms and enterprise customers. In addition, the company's in-house lab offers customers proprietary software solutions including Genorocity.com, a coupon and incentive platform for the Retail & Events industry, Check21SAAS.com a Remote Deposit Check solution for X9 clearing and VelocityMWallet.com, a transaction payment ecosystem for alternative payment solutions & processing. For more information, go to www.smartcardmarketingsystems.com.

    We Seek Safe Harbor

    SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc (SMKG)

    CONTACT: Contact Info: news@smartcardmarketingsystems.com, 1 -844-THE-
    PAYMENT

    Web site: www.smartcardmarketingsystems.com/




    Decisions by the Annual General Meeting of Solteq Plc

    HELSINKI, Finland, Mar 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Solteq Plc Stock Exchange Bulletin 17.3.2017 at 3.15 pm

    The Annual General Meeting of Solteq Plc was held in Vantaa today. The Annual General Meeting and the Board meeting, held after the Annual General Meeting made the following decisions:

    DECISIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

    Solteq's Annual General Meeting approved the financial statement for period 1.1.-31.12.2016 and discharged the CEO and the Board of Directors from liability.

    The Board of Directors' proposal of to the General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 0.05 per share be paid from the financial year ended on 31.12.2016 was accepted. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who on the record date of 21.3.2017 are registered as shareholders in the Company's shareholders' register held by Euroclear Finland Oy. The dividend is paid on 28.3.2017.

    The Annual General Meeting decided that The Board of Directors includes five (5) members. A monthly remuneration of 3.000 euros to the Chairman of the Board and 1.500 euros to the Board members and remuneration of 500 euros per meeting will be paid to the Chairman of the Board and to each Board Member.

    Aarne Aktan, Eeva Grannenfelt, Kirsi Harra-Vauhkonen, Markku Pietilä and Mika Uotila were re-elected as Board members.

    Authorised public accountants KPMG Oy Ab was re-elected as auditor of the company.

    DECISIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROPOSALS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to decide on share issue, carried out with or without payment and on issuing share options, and other special rights referred to in Chapter 10, Section1 of the Finnish Companies Act as follows:

    The maximum total amount of shares or other rights is 5.000.000. The authorization includes the right to give new shares or convey company's own shares. The authorization includes a right to deviate from the shareholders' pre-emptive right of subscription if there is a significant reason in company's opinion, e.g. to improve the capital structure, to finance and execute business acquisitions and other business improvement arrangements or to be used as a part of remuneration of personnel. The authorization includes that the board of directors may decide the terms and other matters concerning the share issue. The authorization is effective until the next Annual General Meeting, however, no longer than until April 30, 2018.

    DECISIONS OF THE BOARD MEETING HELD AFTER THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    In the Board meeting, held after the Annual General Meeting, Markku Pietilä was elected as the Chairman of the Board.

    In addition the Board of Directors decided to appoint the Audit Committee. The members of the Audit Committee are Aarne Aktan, Markku Pietilä and Mika Uotila. Mika Uotila acts as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

    SOLTEQ PLC

    CONTACT:

    For further information please contact:

    Markku Pietilä, Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Tel +358 500 4551 56

    E-mail: markku.pietila@profiz.com [mailto:markku.pietila@profiz.com]

    Antti Kärkkäinen, CFO

    Tel +358 40 8444 393

    e-mail: antti.karkkainen@solteq.com [mailto:antti.karkkainen@solteq.com]

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    NASDAQ OMX Helsinki

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    Dixons Carphone to present at the dbVIC - Deutsche Bank ADR Virtual Investor Conference on 22 March 2017

    Company invites individual and institutional investors, as well as advisors, to attend interactive, real-time virtual event

    LONDON, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dixons Carphone based in London and focused on specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, today announced that Mark Reynolds, Head of Investor Relations, will present at the dbVIC - Deutsche Bank American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Virtual Investor Conference on March 22(nd). This virtual investor conference is aimed exclusively at introducing global companies with ADR programs to investors.

    DATE: March 22(nd), 2017
    TIME: 11:30am EDT
    LINK: http://tinyurl.com/dbVIC317pre

    This will be a live, interactive online event where investors are invited to ask international companies their questions in real-time and to download a company's information in their "virtual trade booth" in the Exhibits section. If attendees are not able to join the event live on the day of the conference, an on-demand archive will be available for 90 days.

    Participation is free of charge.

    It is recommended that investors pre-register to save time and receive event updates.

    Recent Company Highlights

    --  Christmas 2016/17 Trading and Management Update - Presentation
    --  Christmas 2016/17 Trading and Management Update - Press Release
    

    About Dixons Carphone
    Dixons Carphone plc is Europe's leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.

    Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

    Dixons Carphone's primary brands include Carphone Warehouse and CurrysPCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjop, Elkjop Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phone House, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

    Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group's existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

    Dixons Carphone was voted 'Retailer of the Year' at the Retail Week Awards 2016.

    Information on Dixons Carphone plc is available at www.dixonscarphone.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dixons-carphone-to-present-at-the-dbvic---deutsche-bank-adr-virtual-investor-conference-on-22-march-2017-300425414.html

    Dixons Carphone

    CONTACT: Mark Reynolds, Head of Investor Relations, +44 (0)7979 696 498;
    Nick Cosgrove, Helen Smith, Brunswick Group, +44 (0)207 404 5959

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




    Permissive 10-digit dialing to begin in Eastern Upstate New York's 518 area code

    NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- All customers within the existing 518 area code should begin preparing for the introduction of the new 838 area code and 10-digit dialing.

    Beginning on March 18, 2017, customers can place a call within the 518 area code region by dialing the customary 7 digits or by dialing 10 digits (area code + 7 digits). Beginning August 19, 2017, all calls made within and between area codes 518 and 838 must be placed using the 10-digit telephone number (518 or 838 plus the 7-digit telephone number). Phone numbers with the new 838 code will begin activating as soon as September 19, 2017.

    To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the New York Public Service Commission approved an area code overlay for the area served by 518. The new 838 area code will be overlaid over the same geographical area as the existing 518 area code.

    The most important facts that consumers need to know about the upcoming 838 area code overlay are:

    --  Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
    --  You will need to dial area code + telephone number for all calls within
    and between 518 and 838 area codes starting August 19, 2017.
    --  You will continue to dial 1+ area code + telephone number for all calls
    to other area codes (outside of 518 and 838).
    --  What is now a local call will remain a local call.
    --  The overlay will not change the price of a call, coverage area, or any
    rates or services.
    --  You can still dial just three digits to reach 911.
    --  If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your
    community, you will still dial these numbers with just three digits.
    

    Customers should identify their telephone number as a 10-digit number (area code + 7-digit telephone number), and include the area code when giving the number to their friends, family, business associates and business customers, etc.

    Customers should ensure that all services, automatic dialing equipment, applications, software, or other types of equipment that are programmed to dial just 7-digits within the 518 area code are re-programmed to dial the area code + 7-digit telephone number. Some examples are life safety systems and medical monitoring devices, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems or gates, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions. Customers should also ensure that such services and equipment recognize the new 838 area code as a valid area code.

    Customers should also be sure to check their business and personal stationery, advertising materials, personal and business checks, and personal or pet ID tags to ensure the area code is included in their telephone number. Remember that effective August 19, 2017, all calls made within and between area codes 518 and 838 must be programmed using 10-digits, and a "1" must be added for all calls to other area codes outside of 518 and 838.

    For more information, please visit www.verizon.com/support/residential/areacodes/index.htm, www.verizonwireless.com/518overlay, or the New York Public Service Commission's website at www.dps.ny.gov. If Verizon wireline customers have questions they should call 1-800 VERIZON (837-4966); Verizon Wireless customers should call 1-800-922-0204.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 160,900 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 114.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

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

    Media contact:
    Ray McConville
    908.559.3504
    raymond.mcconville@verizon.com
    Twitter: @mcconvilleray

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    http://www.verizon.com/about/

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




    SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID)

    NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the Avid Technology, Inc. ("Avid" or the "Company") . Such investors are advised to obtain additional information and assist the investigation by visiting the firm's site: www.bgandg.com/avid.

    The investigation concerns whether Avid and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    On March 15, 2017 Avid said it would postpone a conference call that was scheduled to review fourth quarter financial results. Avid said the delay will allow its independent auditor to conduct "routine procedures related to the 2016 financial audit." Following this news, Avid stock dropped $0.91 per share to close at $4.44 on March 16, 2017.

    If you are aware of any facts relating to this investigation, or purchased Avid shares, you can assist this investigation by visiting the firm's site: www.bgandg.com/avid. You can also contact Peretz Bronstein or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC: 212-697-6484.

    Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique. Our primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of our clients. In addition to representing institutions and other investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm's expertise includes general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitration. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

    Contact:
    Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC
    Peretz Bronstein or Yael Hurwitz
    212-697-6484 | info@bgandg.com

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    Diamond Green Diesel To Expand Renewable Fuel Capacity Using Ecofining Technology From Honeywell UOPFuel can be used as a drop-in replacement with no engine modifications

    DES PLAINES, Ill., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell UOP today announced that the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 barrels per day to 18,000 bpd, using Honeywell UOP's Ecofining(TM) process technology.

    Diamond Green Diesel, which is owned by Valero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc., is the largest commercial advanced biofuel facility in the United States. The company plans to complete the expansion in the second quarter of 2018.

    "The expansion of the Diamond Green Diesel facility is a testament to the viability and growth potential of renewable fuels," said Dave Cepla, senior director of Honeywell UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals business. "The technology and commercial potential of the Ecofining process have been proven, and the best evidence is the company's decision to invest in expanded production capacity."

    The Diamond Green Diesel facility converts inedible oils and other waste feedstocks to produce Honeywell Green Diesel(TM), a high-quality renewable fuel. Unlike biodiesel, renewable diesel produced using the Ecofining process is chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel and can be used as a drop-in replacement in vehicles with no modifications. It also features up to an 80-percent lifecycle reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared with diesel from petroleum.

    Fuel produced at the facility is qualified as "Biomass-Based Diesel," an Advanced Biofuel under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires a minimum volume of transportation fuels sold in the U.S. to contain renewable fuel as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Honeywell UOP jointly developed the Ecofining process with Eni SpA. It converts non-edible natural oils and animal fats to Honeywell Green Diesel, which offers improved performance over biodiesel and petroleum-based diesel. It features a cetane value of 80, compared with a cetane range of 40 to 60 found in diesel at the pump today.

    Cetane values indicate how quickly and completely diesel fuel will burn. Higher-cetane diesel fuel provides better engine performance with fewer emissions. High-cetane diesel can be blended with cheaper low-cetane diesel to meet transportation standards. Honeywell Green Diesel also offers excellent performance at cold or warm temperatures.

    In addition to Ecofining technology, Honeywell has commercialized the UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process(TM), which originally was developed under a contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce renewable jet fuel for the U.S. military. Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced by this process technology can be blended seamlessly with petroleum-based fuel. When used in up to a 50-percent blend with petroleum-based jet fuel, Honeywell Green Jet Fuel requires no changes to aircraft technology and meets all critical specifications for flight.

    Honeywell UOP also is a partner with Ensyn Corp. in Envergent Technologies LLC, which offers RTP((R)) rapid thermal processing technology and equipment for the production of renewable heat, power and transportation fuels. Learn more about Honeywell UOP renewable energy technologies at www.uop.com/biofuels.

    Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com) is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com), a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.

    Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/diamond-green-diesel-to-expand-renewable-fuel-capacity-using-ecofining-technology-from-honeywell-uop-300425351.html

    Honeywell

    CONTACT: John Simley, 847-391-2278, john.simley@honeywell.com

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




    Philips releases survey findings on World Sleep Day, revealing how people across the globe prioritize sleep- Survey finds only 1 in 10 employed adults across the globe value their job over a good night's sleep, but pressures in U.S. seem greater- While over 9 in 10 adults globally believe sleep is crucial to their overall health and wellbeing, more than 8 in 10 adults say that something (including spending time with their spouse/partner, family, friends and job) takes precedence over a good night's sleep

    AMSTERDAM, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of World Sleep Day, Royal Philips today released its report, "Unfiltered Sleep: A Global Prioritization Puzzle," which showcases the results of an international survey conducted online in February by Harris Poll on behalf of Philips. The survey looks at how 6,461 adults across five countries (United States, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Japan) perceive, prioritize and prepare for sleep, as well as how sleep impacts daily responsibilities, from work to relationships and hobbies. The survey found that while there is little debate on the value of sleep, individuals face daily demands which compete for time, often leaving sleep diminished in the list of daily priorities. Through these findings, Philips, a global leader in sleep and respiratory care, aims to start a conversation about an important yet oft forgotten pillar of overall health and wellbeing: sleep health.

    With a focus on health at its core, Philips understands that good sleep, in addition to eating well and exercising, is one of the key pieces to nurturing a healthy lifestyle. But as daily priorities shift and time becomes scarce, sleep is often the first on the list to be pushed aside. In fact, Philips' Unfiltered Sleep survey shows more than 8 in 10 adults globally (84 percent) say that a variety of activities take precedence over a good night's sleep and one could assume these may even get in the way of things like their love life, family, friends and job.

    "Sleep is vitally important to the 'healthy lifestyle' equation, but it is often cast aside as less important compared to the other fundamental elements such as eating well or exercising," said Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, sleep clinician and Chief Medical Liaison, Philips. "We need to start thinking of health and wellness as a table with four legs, each of which representing proper nutrition, exercise, positive mental health and sleep - if we're only focusing on diet and exercise, that table isn't going to be balanced. Just a single night of sleeping badly can immediately impact our performance, safety and sense of wellbeing - imagine what happens over months or years of not getting enough quality sleep."

    We recognize that sleep is important
    Across these five countries, there is little debate that sleep is important to overall wellness. In fact, 92 percent of adults globally say sleep is crucial to their overall health and wellbeing, while many adults also make a direct connection between quality of sleep and the quality of life and relationships. Some key findings include:

    --  We think sleep is important to relationships: Approximately
    three-quarters of adults globally (74 percent) say good sleep is the key
    to a happy marriage. This is especially true in Japan (89 percent),
    followed by the U.S. (79 percent) and the Netherlands (71 percent).
    --  After one bad night's sleep, we feel the negative impacts: More than 8
    in 10 adults globally (82 percent) experience negative impacts following
    just one bad night's sleep. Adults in France (87 percent) and Japan (86
    percent) are most likely to feel negative impacts. The top three
    negative impacts reported by adults globally are looking tired (40
    percent), being less productive (37 percent) and feeling unmotivated (35
    percent).
    

    But there's still a gap between recognition and reality
    More than eight in 10 adults globally (84 percent) say something in their lives is more important than making sure they get a good night's sleep. Key findings include:

    --  Family time over a good night's sleep: About half of adults in France
    (53 percent), along with just under half of adults in the U.S. (46
    percent) and Germany (48 percent), say spending time with family is more
    important than a good night's sleep.
    --  Sleep beats job responsibilities...except in the U.S.: While only one in
    10 international adults who are employed prioritize their job over
    sleep; this pressure to work seems to be slightly greater in the U.S.
    (13 percent vs. 10 percent in each of the other 4 countries).  More than
    one quarter of employed U.S. adults (30 percent) indicate that sending
    late night emails, when everyone else is asleep, shows that you care
    more about your job.
    --  TV is usually the last thing many do before bed: Adults globally vary in
    how they spend their time right before bed, but TV is by far the top
    choice (28 percent). And despite all the literature that screens should
    be turned off well before sleep, nearly half of adults (47 percent) say
    screen time (including watching TV, reading on an electronic device,
    checking email, looking at social media and browsing the web) is the
    very last thing they do.
    

    "Recognition of the impact of poor sleep is important, but taking steps to actively change negative perceptions of sleep is a different story," said Dr. Mark Aloia, Global Lead for Behavior Change, Philips. "Particularly in the U.S., we have this perception that sleeping when we could be working is negative, and other cultures have their own challenges with fitting sleep into the daily priority puzzle. At the end of the day, sleep health is vital to the overall health and wellness equation, and it needs to be viewed as a key health pillar."

    Beyond raising awareness through education about the importance of sleep, Philips is innovating sleep solutions that work together to promote better health - from clinical devices designed to help people with sleep disorders, to lighting solutions to help people start their days naturally. To learn more about the "Unfiltered Sleep: A Global Prioritization Puzzle," visit Philips.com/WorldSleepDay.

    For further information, please contact:
    Meredith Amoroso
    Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care
    Mobile: +1 724-584-8991
    E-mail: meredith.amoroso@philips.com

    Elena Calamo Specchia
    Philips Group Communications
    Mobile: +31 6 25004735
    E-mail: elena.calamo.specchia@philips.com

    About Royal Philips
    Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

    About the Survey
    This survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Philips from February 15-17, 2017 among 2,055 adults ages 18 and older in the U.S., among 1,055 adults ages 18 and older in France, among 1,016 adults ages 18 and older in Germany, among 1,021 adults ages 18 and older in the Netherlands, and among 1,314 adults ages 18 and older in Japan. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Meredith Amoroso at meredith.amoroso@philips.com.

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




    Exclusive Interview with Pareteum's Executive Chairman to Air on The RedChip Money Report

    NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pareteum Corporation ("Pareteum"), a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced that Robert "Hal" Turner, founder and executive chairman of Pareteum, was recently interviewed on The RedChip Money Report television program. Hal discusses the company's technology, vision, value proposition and restructuring of the organization. The interview will air Sunday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m. ET on American Business TV on The Family Channel, available in 100 million homes across the U.S.

    To view the interview segment, please visit: https://youtu.be/2FUv74_xzD4

    "The RedChip Money Report" delivers insightful commentary on small-cap investing, interviews with Wall Street analysts, financial book reviews, as well as featured interviews with executives of public companies. The show is hosted by Dave Gentry, a leading authority on small-cap stocks and the author of Small Stocks, Big Money, published by Wiley Finance. Gentry has made multiple guest appearances on both CNBC and Fox Business News.

    About Pareteum Corporation:

    Pareteum Corporation, and its subsidiaries provide a complete mobility cloud platform, utilizing messaging and security capabilities for the global Mobile, MVNO, Enterprise and IoT markets. Pareteum's large MVNE customers, include Vodafone (the world's second largest mobile operator by customer count), Zain (ZAIN, the 4th largest mobile operator in the world in terms of geographical presence), Cleartech, Expeto and other Tier 1 and MVNO customers. For more information please visit: http://www.pareteum.com

    Contact:

    Shareholder Contact:
    Steve Gersten
    (813) 926-8920
    InvestorRelations@Pareteum.com

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Jon Cunningham
    (407) 712-8969
    Jon@RedChip.com

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    BCE completes acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services: Bell MTS launches in Manitoba today, activates province-wide investment and innovation plan
    --  $1 billion program to deliver advanced broadband networks and services
    throughout Manitoba
    --  Fibe TV, CraveTV, Gigabit Internet and Canada's fastest-ranked wireless
    network for communities large and small; 4G LTE wireless turns on in
    Churchill today
    --  Dan McKeen leads the Bell MTS team from Winnipeg as Vice Chair, Bell MTS
    & Western Canada
    --  Investment in the community includes a new Bell Let's Talk project led
    by Clara Hughes
    

    MONTRÉAL and WINNIPEG, March 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - BCE Inc. (Bell) today announced the launch of Bell MTS following the completion of its acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS). Uniting the local and national strengths of MTS and Bell Canada, the new Bell MTS will bring unprecedented investment and innovation in broadband communications to Manitoba, including the rollout of next-generation Fibe services and Canada's fastest-ranked wireless network.

    "On behalf of everyone on the Bell team, I extend a warm welcome to our new Bell MTS colleagues. We look forward to working with you to deliver the leading broadband wireless, Internet, TV and media services throughout Manitoba," said George Cope, President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada. "Bell is proud to be a major investor in Manitoba's future, enabling economic development with the most advanced network infrastructure and service innovations for consumers and business customers. With the talent and experience of the MTS team backed by Bell's scale and proven broadband strategy, Bell MTS will lead the way in Manitoba's competitive communications industry."

    "I would like to thank departing MTS CEO Jay Forbes for his exceptional leadership of MTS and his support in completing the $3.9 billion Bell MTS transaction, enabling a new era of communications investment and growth in Manitoba while creating tremendous value for customers, shareholders and team members," said Mr. Cope.

    Bell MTS will roll out a 5-year, $1 billion broadband network expansion plan for Manitoba's cities, traffic corridors, rural locations and remote communities. Winnipeg will also serve as Bell's headquarters in Western Canada.

    Dan McKeen appointed Vice Chair, Bell MTS & Western Canada
    Bell MTS will be led by Dan McKeen, Vice Chair, Bell MTS & Western Canada, who will also continue to serve in a national role as Senior VP, Small Business.

    A Bell executive experienced in operational integration and the efficient delivery of broadband services to urban, rural and remote communities alike, Mr. McKeen was most recently Bell's Vice Chair, Bell Aliant. He was appointed in 2014 to lead the successful integration of Bell Aliant, the #1 communications services provider in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, into Bell's national operations.

    "I'm proud to lead Bell MTS as we begin our plan to take broadband communications to the next level in Manitoba. I know firsthand the benefit of Bell's scale and expertise in building the high-performance networks that consumers and businesses need in today's economy. With a strong team in place, Bell MTS is very well positioned to compete in the marketplace with the advanced communications services that will foster economic growth across Manitoba," said Mr. McKeen.

    Glen LeBlanc, Bell's Chief Financial Officer, will assume the role of Vice Chair, Bell Aliant in addition to his CFO responsibilities, working from Bell's Montral national headquarters and Bell Aliant's offices in Halifax. Martine Turcotte continues in her role as Vice Chair, Qubec, also based in Montral.

    4G LTE is on in Churchill
    "I'm excited to announce that we've successfully delivered our first Bell MTS infrastructure project today: New 4G LTE wireless service for the town of Churchill," said Mr. McKeen. "A growing ecotourism and research centre, the Polar Bear Capital of the World is now served by the mobile network ranked faster than any in Canada and the United States, and will soon be connected with new broadband fibre connections. It's a great example of the Bell MTS plan to efficiently deliver the outstanding TV, Internet, mobile and business services to Manitobans."

    Building on the proud MTS legacy of service and deep knowledge of the Manitoba marketplace with significant capital investment, Bell MTS will introduce the superior Fibe TV experience, the fastest Internet with Gigabit Fibe, the fastest-ranked 4G LTE wireless available, Bell Media's popular CraveTV, and the most extensive national data hosting, connectivity and cloud services for government and business customers.

    As part of its launch plan, Bell MTS will maintain current MTS wireless price plans for at least 12 months from today. Integrating operations at a total of 69 Bell and MTS retail stores across the province, Bell MTS will offer the full range of MTS and Bell wireless, TV, Internet and home phone services. That includes MTS Ultimate TV and Bell Satellite TV, as well as enhanced services like Fibe TV and Fibe Internet, and exclusive products like the Wireless 4K PVR and the HomeHub 3000 residential gateway as they become available. Bell MTS wireless services will also become available at The Source, Tbooth wireless and WirelessWave locations throughout Manitoba.

    Starting today, CraveTV is available to MTS Ultimate TV subscribers who can sign up for Canada's fast-growing video streaming service and get the first 30 days free. Launched in 2014, CraveTV has gained more than a million subscribers to its top television programming from major studios like HBO and SHOWTIME and original all-Canadian content like the hit comedy LETTERKENNY - which premieres the special episode "St. Perfect's Day" today.

    In addition to Churchill, which will also be connected with Gigabit Fibe Internet and Fibe TV services, Bell MTS has announced these initial projects in its Manitoba capital investment program:

    --  Sponsorship of Winnipeg's downtown Innovation Alley hub for students,
    creators and entrepreneurs including superfast LTE-Advanced mobile and
    Gigabit Fibe Internet services.
    --  Continuous broadband wireless coverage along Manitoba's critical
    north-south transportation corridor, Highways 6 and 75 from Manitoba's
    "Hub of the North" Thompson to the US border at Emerson.
    --  Expansion of mobile and wireline broadband networks in the mining centre
    of Flin Flon on the Saskatchewan border.
    --  New wireless services for smaller towns and remote locations, including
    5 underserved Indigenous communities: Easterville, Gods Lake Narrows,
    Gods River, Grand Rapids and Red Sucker Lake.
    

    Bell Let's Talk in Manitoba
    The Bell Let's Talk initiative is expanding in Manitoba with a new dedicated fund for Indigenous mental health chaired by Winnipeg's own Clara Hughes, legendary Canadian Olympian and national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk. The Bell Let's Talk team is consulting with leaders from Manitoba Indigenous communities on plans for program funding announcements.

    "Local engagement and insight have been key to Bell Let's Talk from the start so we are pleased to be learning from community leaders how we can best support the mental health and wellness of Manitoba's Indigenous peoples," said Ms. Hughes. "Bell Let's Talk can make a real difference in opening new avenues of community support across Manitoba and I'm very excited to help make that happen."

    Already active in Manitoba, Bell Let's Talk announced 2016 Community Fund grants for 7 Manitoba organizations delivering mental health support programs in their communities. Grant applications are being accepted until March 31 for the annual $1-million Bell Let's Talk Community Fund, which funds grassroots mental health initiatives in every region of Canada.

    Acquisition of MTS completed
    Bell has completed its acquisition of all 74,398,389 common shares of MTS, being all of its issued and outstanding common shares. A detailed description of the Plan of Arrangement (the Arrangement) is provided in the MTS management information circular dated May 26, 2016. MTS common shares are expected to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) effective on March 20, 2017.

    With the completion of the transaction, Bell gains approximately 710,000 wireless, Internet and IPTV customers in Manitoba, a 5% increase in its total broadband service subscribers, and becomes the #1 mobile provider in Manitoba with more than 470,000 total Bell and MTS wireless subscribers.

    Bell will update its 2017 financial guidance targets to reflect the MTS acquisition when it reports Q1 2017 operating and financial results on April 26.

    Information for MTS security holders
    As specified under the Arrangement, MTS shareholders were entitled to elect and receive, for each common share held, either: $40.00 per MTS common share in cash, subject to pro-ration (cash consideration); or 0.6756 of a BCE common share per MTS common share, subject to pro-ration (share consideration). The share consideration was based on BCE's 20-day volume weighted average price of $59.21 on April 29, 2016 (the business day before the announcement of the transaction). Shareholders could only elect to receive cash consideration or share consideration for all their shares; shareholders could not elect to receive a combination of cash and shares. Any MTS shareholder who did not properly make an election by 5 p.m. eastern time on March 14, 2017 was deemed to have elected to receive, for each MTS common share, the cash consideration, subject to proration and rounding.

    The aggregate consideration of approximately $2.9 billion being paid to MTS shareholders will be 45% in cash and 55% in BCE common shares. BCE funded the approximate $1.34 billion cash component through debt financing and issued 27,642,714 BCE common shares to fund the equity component.

    The table below indicates the entitlement to be received by MTS shareholders for each MTS common share. The pro-ration was only applied to the cash consideration option.

    Election Entitlement to be received -------- -------------------------- Cash consideration $20.3977 in cash and 0.3311 of a BCE common share ------------------ -------------------------------- Share consideration 0.6756 of a BCE common share ------------------- ---------------------------- No valid election $20.3977 in cash and 0.3311 of a BCE common share ----------------- --------------------------------

    No fractional shares will be issued and BCE will pay out fractional shares in cash.

    An MTS shareholder who has elected to receive share consideration or cash consideration but, because of proration, receives a combination of BCE common shares and cash, will be required to make a joint election to obtain a full or partial tax deferral. A tax instruction letter providing certain instructions on how to complete the tax election may be obtained at BCE's website at bce.ca/investors/shareholder-info/mts-acquisition.

    MTS has applied to cease to be a reporting issuer under applicable Canadian securities laws. Bell Canada intends to assume all of the obligations of MTS under its outstanding medium-term notes as part of an internal corporate reorganization of MTS, and BCE intends to guarantee these obligations.

    Caution concerning forward-looking statements
    Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements relating to benefits expected to result from the acquisition of MTS by Bell, including our network deployment and capital investment plans in Manitoba, our business outlook, objectives, plans and strategic priorities, and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words assumption, goal, guidance, objective, outlook, project, strategy, target and other similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as aim, anticipate, believe, could, expect, intend, may, plan, seek, should, strive and will. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of applicable Canadian securities laws and of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
    Forward-looking statements, by their very nature, are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on several assumptions, both general and specific, which give rise to the possibility that actual results or events could differ materially from our expectations expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. As a result, we cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize and we caution you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release describe our expectations at the date of this news release and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. Except as may be required by Canadian securities laws, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this news release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are provided herein for the purpose of giving information about benefits expected to result from the acquisition of MTS by Bell, including our network deployment and capital investment plans in Manitoba. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.
    There can be no assurance that the benefits expected to result from the acquisition of MTS, including our network deployment and capital investment plans in Manitoba, will be realized. The nature and value of capital investments planned to be made in Manitoba over 5 years assume our ability to access or generate the necessary sources of capital. However, there can be no assurance that the required sources of capital will be available with the result that the actual capital investments made by us in Manitoba during such period could materially differ from current expectations.

    About Bell
    Canada's largest communications company, Bell provides consumer, business and government customers with a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and, starting today, Bell MTS. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Founded in Montral in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. . To learn more, please visit BCE.ca or Bell.ca.

    The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let's Talk Day, a national day of conversation about mental health, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research and workplace initiatives. Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 set new records with 131,705,010 total messages of support driving $6,585,250.50 more in Bell funding for Canadian mental health at no extra cost to participants. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

    Media inquiries:
    Marc Choma
    613-785-0622
    marc.choma@bell.ca

    Investor inquiries:
    Thane Fotopoulos
    514-870-4619
    thane.fotopoulos@bell.ca

    Bell Canada

    Web site: www.bell.ca/




    Vuzix Provides Business Update and Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix(R) Corporation , a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, today reported its fourth quarter and full year financial results for the period ended December 31, 2016.

    The following table compares the Company's summarized statement of operations data for the three and 12 month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015:

    For 3 Months For 12 Months Ended December 31 Ended December 31 ----------------- ----------------- 2016 2015 2016 2015 ---- ---- ---- ---- Sales of Products $620,112 $530,138 $1,987,878 $2,544,153 Sales of Engineering Services - 12,500 139,500 205,831 --- ------ ------- ------- Total Sales 620,112 542,638 2,127,378 2,749,984 Total Cost of Sales 1,181,942 516,182 3,290,966 2,183,798 --------- ------- --------- --------- Gross Profit (Loss) (561,830) 26,456 (1,163,588) 566,186 Operating Expenses: Research and Development 1,826,165 1,403,813 6,947,878 3,595,437 Selling and Marketing 767,037 625,789 3,394,580 1,798,041 General and Administrative 1,763,698 1,040,970 5,114,139 6,120,101 Loss on Inventory Valuation 1,124,401 - 1,124,401 - Impairment of Patents and Trademarks 20,506 13,222 20,506 13,222 Depreciation and Amortization 221,424 154,369 770,668 380,841 ------- ------- ------- ------- Loss from Operations (6,285,061) (3,211,707) (18,535,760) (11,341,456) Total Other Income (Expense) (49,930) (297,621) (714,322) (2,086,022) Loss Before Income Taxes (6,334,991) (3,509,328) (19,250,082) (13,427,478) Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes - - - - --- --- --- --- Net Loss $(6,334,991) $(3,509,328) $(19,250,082) $(13,427,478) =========== =========== ============ ============

    Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

    --  Total revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016 were
    $620,112, compared to $542,638 for the same period in 2015. While sales
    of our Smart Glasses were constrained as customers continued to wait for
    the new M300 and the commencement of its volume production, sales of the
    iWear Video Headphones drove the increase as a result of improved
    production yields.
    --  Spending on research and development rose in the fourth quarter of 2016
    versus 2015 due to costs related to obtaining regulatory approvals on
    the M300 Smart Glasses as well as ongoing development work on the M3000
    and Blade 3000 waveguide based products.
    --  There was a loss on inventory valuation for the fourth quarter ended
    December 31, 2016 of $1,124,401 as compared to $0 in the same period in
    2015. This write-down was the result of management's decision in early
    2017 to reduce the suggested retail selling price of its iWear Video
    Eyewear inventory on hand to a price below the product's cost.
    Management expects that the reduced retail of $299, versus $499, should
    help represent a differentiated and good value to potential customers in
    the now commoditized smart phone VR google market, and it intends to
    broadly introduce the product to more channels in 2017. Going forward,
    Vuzix has decided to deemphasize our efforts on our consumer VR based
    iWear products. This strategic decision will allow us to focus on the
    bigger opportunities we see at Vuzix in the Enterprise markets. We are
    focused on what we believe are our a stronger intellectual property
    positions in AR Smart Glasses for enterprise as well as our waveguide
    based products for the general markets.
    --  General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter ended
    December 31, 2016, rose primarily due to increases in professional fees
    for auditing and SOX consulting services as well as fourth quarter
    incentives awarded to our NEOs.
    --  Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $6,334,991, compared with a
    net loss of $3,509,328, for the fourth quarter of 2015.
    

    Full Year 2016 Financial Results:

    --  Total revenues for the full year ended December 31, 2016 were
    $2,127,378, compared to $2,749,984 for the same period in 2015. Revenues
    decreased, primarily the result of a decrease in sales of the M100 Smart
    Glasses as customers waited for the production release of its successor,
    the M300 Smart Glasses.
    --  Gross profit for the full year ending December 31, 2016 was a negative
    ($1,163,588) versus a gross profit of $566,186 for the prior 2015
    comparative period. The overall decrease was primarily the result of
    lower products sales to absorb relatively fixed software royalties and
    amortization costs, as well as the fact that the Company earns
    significantly lower gross margins on iWear along with its ongoing
    production issues and high freight costs.
    --  Overall research and development expense for the full year ending
    December 31, 2016, was $6,947,878 as compared to $3,595,437 for the same
    2015 period. The 93% increase was mainly the result of spending on new
    product development for the M300 Smart Glasses and its product
    engineering and evaluation pre-production runs, waveguide research and
    to a smaller extent the M3000 development work and personnel additions.
    The engineering pilot test runs on the M300 Smart Glasses during summer
    and development work on the M3000 Smart Glasses with our external
    contractors contributed to the approximately 72% of the total increase
    in R&D. Our personnel costs, due to additional engineering staff,
    increased 22% for the full year 2016 over the 2015 period.
    --  Selling and marketing costs for the full year ending December 31, 2016,
    were $3,394,580, an increase of 89% or $1,596,539 over the same period
    in 2015 due to higher personnel salary, trade show, website and PR
    costs, with much related to resource onboarding for the M300 launch.
    --  General and administrative expenses for the full year ending December
    31, 2016, were $5,114,139, a decrease of 16% or $1,005,962 over the 2015
    period, primarily due to lower compensation expense related to stock
    awards totaling $1,375,000 to officers and directors awarded in January
    2015.
    --  The net loss for the 12 months ended December 31, 2016, after provision
    for accrued preferred stock dividends, was ($19,250,082) or ($1.23) per
    share versus a net loss of ($13,427,478) or ($0.97) per share for the
    full year of 2015.
    

    2016 and Recent Corporate Highlights:

    --  Entered into development agreement with Toshiba Client Solutions Co.
    Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for a customized
    smart glasses device, with milestone payments totalling over $1,100,000
    and are expecting a manufacturing agreement with volume shipments
    starting before the end of FY 2017
    --  Attained regulatory approval in the U.S. and E.U. for the new Vuzix M300
    Smart Glasses and began volume shipments to customers.
    --  Strengthened the balance sheet with two common stock offerings, raising
    a combined net of $19,238,015 in new capital. On July 11, 2016, the
    Company closed its public offering of 1,150,000 shares of common stock,
    at a public offering price of $5.75 per share, and on December 2, 2016,
    the Company closed its public offering of 2,000,000 shares of common
    stock, at a public offering price of $7.25 per share.
    --  Created the VIP (Vuzix Industrial Partner) program to provide advance
    access to the next generation M300 to select companies that were the
    most successful with the M100 and announced and signed dozens of VIPs to
    date, including major global companies such as DHL, NTT Docomo, NTT DATA
    and Nippon Steel, among others. Given their respective customer bases,
    each VIP could represent a substantial number of customers for Vuzix
    M300 Smart Glasses.
    --  Beyond the VIPs, Vuzix now has over 4000 registered Smart Glasses
    developers for its products.
    --  Won Compass Intelligence's Enterprise Wearable Device of the Year Award
    for the M300.
    --  Won four CES 2017 Innovation awards for the recently announced
    waveguide-based Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses. Also won Showstoppers
    Mobile World Congress 2017 award for "best mobile accessory for a smart
    Phone"
    --  Granted 10 new patents and filed 27 new pending patent applications.
    

    2016 Year End Financial Summary

    "We are very optimistic about the outlook for 2017, not only for our own direct products, but for our OEM partners solutions like the Toshiba Corporation's Smart Glasses developed and manufactured by Vuzix," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. "With over $14.5 million in cash and equivalents as of December 2016, the commencement of the volume production ramp-up for the M300 and the enthusiastic response we have seen from our early customers, in 2017 Vuzix is seeing the Smart Glasses market finally start to accelerate. Additionally, with the development of our expanded waveguide volume production capabilities for the future products like our M3000 and B3000 waveguide based Smart Glasses products, we believe these efforts together will result in a much stronger fiscal 2017, along with substantial revenue growth."

    Conference Call Information

    Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET)
    Dial-in Number for U.S. & Canadian Callers: 877-709-8150
    Dial-in Number for International Callers (Outside of the U.S. & Canada): 201-689-8354

    Participating on the call will be Vuzix' Chief Executive Officer and President Paul Travers and Chief Financial Officer Grant Russell, who will discuss operational and financial highlights for the full year ended December 31, 2016.

    To join the live conference call, please dial into the above referenced telephone numbers five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time.

    A replay will be available for 30 days, starting on March 17, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m. (ET). To access the replay, please dial 877-660-6853 within the U.S. or Canada, or 201-612-7415 for international callers. The conference ID# is 13656767.

    About Vuzix Corporation

    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 51 patents and 39 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

    Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

    Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements contained in this release relate to, among other things, the timing of new product releases, R&D project successes, future operating results, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" and MD&A sections of the Company's Annual Reports and Quarterly Reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

    Investor and Media Relations Contact:
    Andrew Haag
    Managing Partner
    IRTH Communications
    vuzi@irthcommunications.com
    1-866-976-4784

    Vuzix Corporation
    25 Hendrix Road, Suite A
    West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA
    Investor Information - Grant Russell
    IR@Vuzix.com
    Tel: (585) 359-7562

    Matt Margolis,
    Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations,
    Vuzix Corporation
    matt_margolis@vuzix.com
    Tel: (585) 359-5952

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    comScore, Inc. Receives Expected Notification of Additional Deficiency from Nasdaq Related to Delayed Annual Report on Form 10-K

    RESTON, Va., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore ("comScore" or the "Company") today announced that, as expected, it received an additional Staff Determination letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department staff (the "Staff"), stating that because the Company had not filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 (the "2016 Form 10-K"), that such delinquency serves as an additional non-compliance event of Nasdaq's listing rules, specifically Rule 5250(c)(1).

    As previously disclosed, the Company has not been in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) since March 2016, which requires listed companies to timely file all required periodic financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company is also not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5620(a), which required the Company to hold an annual meeting of stockholders for fiscal year 2015 by no later than December 31, 2016. On October 25, 2016, the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel") determined to provide the Company with conditional listing on The Nasdaq Global Select Market until February 23, 2017 so as to grant the Company additional time to complete its financial restatement and regain compliance with Nasdaq's listing requirements. Despite considerable efforts by the Company to regain compliance with all Nasdaq continued listing standards, the Company informed the Panel on February 2, 2017 of its determination that it would be unable to satisfy the February 23, 2017 deadline. The Panel suspended trading in the Company's common stock on Nasdaq on February 8, 2017.

    Although the Company has appealed the Panel's decision to the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council (the "Listing Council"), no assurance can be given that the appeal will be successful in preventing the delisting of the Company's shares. During the pendency of the appeal, the Staff continues to monitor the Company notwithstanding the February 8, 2017 suspension of trading in the Company's common stock until such time as the Company's stock is technically delisted from a regulatory standpoint, which cannot occur until the appeal is concluded. From a trading perspective, there is little difference between the Company's common stock being "suspended" or "delisted." The Company's inability to timely file the 2016 Form 10-K does not change the Company's trading status, nor do we believe that it materially impacts the appeal.

    The Company is working as expeditiously as possible toward filing all required periodic financial reports with the SEC. As previously disclosed, the Company is targeting the Summer of 2017 to complete the financial restatement and to be current with all of its SEC filings, although there can be no assurance that the process will be completed by that time. Once the Company has regained compliance with its SEC filing requirements, the Company will promptly seek to relist its common stock on a national securities exchange.

    About comScore
    comScore, Inc. is a leading cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. comScore completed its merger with Rentrak Corporation in January 2016, to create the new model for a dynamic, cross-platform world. Built on precision and innovation, our unmatched data footprint combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers' multiscreen behavior at massive scale. This approach helps media companies monetize their complete audiences and allows marketers to reach these audiences more effectively. With more than 3,200 clients and global footprint in more than 75 countries, comScore is delivering the future of measurement. For more information on comScore, please visit comscore.com.

    Cautionary Statement
    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), including, without limitation, comScore's current progress and timing objectives regarding completion of its accounting restatement and becoming current in its required filings with the SEC; comScore's inability to file its delinquent required filings with the SEC; and whether comScore's appeal to the Listing Council will be successful. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause comScore's actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: the discovery of additional information relevant to the internal review; the conclusions of comScore's Audit Committee (and the timing of the conclusions) concerning matters relating to the internal review; the timing of the review by, and the conclusions of, comScore's independent registered public accounting firm regarding the internal review and comScore's financial statements; the risk that the completion and filing of the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016, and September 30, 2016 and the Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the years ended December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2016 will take longer than expected; pending litigation and possibility of further legal proceedings adverse to comScore resulting from the restatement or related matter; the costs associated with the restatement; recent changes in comScore's management; and the Listing Council's determination on whether to review the Panel's decision.

    The risks included above are not exhaustive. For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to comScore's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and other filings comScore makes from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available on the SEC's Web site (http://www.sec.gov ).

    Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. comScore does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after the date of this press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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    CONTACT: Kate Dreyer, comScore, Inc., (571) 306-6447, press@comscore.com

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




    Concentrix Wins Grand Stevie And More At 2017 Stevie(R) AwardsInnovation and Excellence Recognized with 14 Awards

    FREMONT, Calif., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentrix won Stevie Awards in several categories at the eleventh annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Gala held in Las Vegas on February 24, 2017.

    From individual customer service awards to team and executive level categories, Concentrix staff were honored with 14 awards, including the most distinguished Grand Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service. This prestigious award honors the top 10 organizations overall in the competition.

    Two Concentrix Senior Executives received top honors: a Silver award for Senior Sales Executive of the Year and a Bronze award for Contact Center Leader of the Year. Additionally, Concentrix won Gold for Young Customer Service Professional of the Year. Concentrix also received multiple Bronze and Silver Awards for recognition of staff leadership and contribution in Australia and New Zealand.

    In the New Product and Service category, Concentrix won Bronze awards for both Contact Center Solution and Business Intelligence Solution.

    In the Customer Service and Contact Center Team categories, Concentrix won Silver Awards for Innovation in Customer Service and for Front-line Customer Service Team of the Year. Concentrix also received Bronze Awards for: Customer Service Team of the Year, Recovery Situation; Customer Service Complaints Team of the Year, Solutions Team; and Customer Service Training Team of the Year.

    "We truly believe in the power of innovation and applaud our staff for thinking differently. Our team courageously acts on bold, thoughtful new ideas which helps our clients to be disruptive and differentiated in their marketplace," said Chris Caldwell, President of Concentrix. "On behalf of everyone here at Concentrix, I congratulate our Stevie Award winners."

    "We've received more nominations in the 2017 Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service than ever before. By popular demand, the awards categories were expanded and competition was fierce among finalists," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "Business development, customer service and sales professionals have crucial roles in business success, and the Stevie Award winners this year should be proud of their distinction and innovation among everyone in these fields."

    About Concentrix
    Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation , is a leading business services company. We focus on customer engagement and improving business outcomes for over 450 global clients across six continents. Our 100,000+ staff deliver technology-infused, omni-channel customer experience management, marketing optimization, digital, consulting, analytics and back office solutions in 40+ languages from 125+ delivery centers. We serve automotive; banking and financial services; insurance; healthcare; technology; consumer electronics; media and communications; retail and e-commerce; travel and transportation; and energy and public sector clients. Visit www.concentrix.com to learn more.

    About The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service
    The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards(SM )and International Business Awards(SM). More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were preliminarily judged by 77 professionals worldwide before moving into final judging on 114 sales and service categories. Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.

    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. 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.

    Statements in this release that are forward-looking 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.

    (C) 2017 Concentrix Corporation. All Rights Reserved. SYNNEX and CONCENTRIX are registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation, Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off., used under permission. All other names and marks are the property of their respective holders.

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    CONTACT: Susan Wagy, +1 314-960-4084, media@concentrix.com

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




    CableClix Recognizes First 2017 Revenue

    LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CableClix (USA), Inc. "CableClix" has entered into a twelve-month consulting agreement with a privately held Canadian company, 1823606 Alberta Ltd. Under this agreement, CableClix resources will provide consultative services and project management to a variety of operating companies in the areas of video transmission, caching, and archiving. These services will enable significant operational efficiencies and increased security capabilities for several logistical business units. 1823606 Alberta Ltd.'s principals recognize CableClix's proficiency in video transmission and security as a market differentiator when applied to its internal operation.

    "CableClix is excited to be part of our client's IT transformation through the use of our technical capabilities. We are looking forward to building a long-term relationship beginning with this initial transaction," said Kris Domich, President and CEO of CableClix.

    Under this consulting agreement, CableClix will recognize US$100,000 in revenue immediately from a service retainer.

    About CableClix
    CableClix is an innovative 'cord cutting' company that builds virtual cable networks over the Internet that mimic existing cable television franchises by providing live streaming television services. The Company was formed in 2013 to be a leading provider of high definition streaming television over broadband connections. Our goals remain as they were at our inception; deliver quality television programming in high and ultrahigh definition, including local network content, directly to the local consumer, on nearly any device, at any time.

    More information about CableClix (USA), Inc. can be found at http://www.cableclix.com

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    CableClix (USA), Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Contact info: CableClix (USA), Inc.,
    http://www.cableclix.com, info@cableclix.com or Greg Steinke,
    gregory.steinke@cableclix.com, +1-888-421-2549

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

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