Companies news of 2017-03-20 (page 3)

  • Mercy Achieves Visage 7 Go-Live MilestoneUnprecedented enterprise-wide implementation...
  • VirnetX Gabriel User Expands Usage to Clients and VendorsGabriel Assists DOD Contractor...
  • TDS Appoints Peter Taft as Vice President, Strategy
  • eBay To Roll Out Guaranteed Delivery For 20 Million ItemsEstablishes 3-day or less...
  • KongZhong Corporation Announces Shareholders' Approval of Merger Agreement
  • Oclaro Samples 400G CFP8 PAM4-Enabled Transceiver; Showcases Live Demo at OFC 2017- 4x...
  • IBM and SecureKey Technologies to Deliver Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Network for...
  • UrtheCast to Host 2016 Year-End Conference Call on March 28, 2017
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  • Millicom Appoints Michel Morin as VP Investor Relations
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  • Level 3 Colombia Receives ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification for Its Network Management...
  • Millicom Appoints Michel Morin as VP Investor Relations
  • IBM and SecureKey Technologies to Deliver Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Network for...
  • Accelerating the Move to 5G, Oclaro Unveils Industry's First I-Temp Tunable SFP+ and...
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    Mercy Achieves Visage 7 Go-Live MilestoneUnprecedented enterprise-wide implementation completes in less than 6 months

    SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Visage Imaging, Inc. ("Visage"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. , announced Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health system in the U.S., completed its enterprise-wide implementation of the Visage((R)) 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform in record time. Visage 7 enables enterprise imaging with amazingly fast, thin-client, server-side processing technology, as well as simple diagnostic mobile access via Visage Ease Pro((R)).

    --  Less than 6 months ago, Mercy began its 5-phase series of go-lives
    beginning in September 2016, completing last week in the St. Louis, MO
    metropolitan area.
    --  Visage 7 is now live and serving as the primary diagnostic imaging
    platform across 50 Mercy imaging locations, including 43 community and
    specialty hospitals. Mercy spans four states, including Arkansas,
    Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
    --  Visage 7 is integrated with Mercy's electronic health record (EHR),
    existing vendor neutral archive (VNA), and enterprise workflow engine,
    completing a Deconstructed PACS((R)) strategy that provided Mercy the
    modular components needed to achieve quick wins in addressing failing
    legacy systems.
    --  Mercy's sophistication and scale is indicative of the massive sizes of
    its VNA and EHR. Tight integration with both systems was key in Mercy's
    ability to leverage existing investments, with minimal disruption to
    clinicians.
    --  Mercy has already begun to consolidate imaging workflows leveraging
    Visage's One Viewer philosophy, to include the elimination of dedicated
    breast imaging workstations, generating immediate ROI, and further
    expanding Visage 7's reach into the imaging enterprise.
    --  Mercy was named a 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems
    Society (HIMSS) Davies Enterprise Award recipient for achieving
    improvements in patient care through the use of health information
    technology.
    --  Furthermore, Mercy Technology Services (MTS) is planning on leveraging
    the knowledge and expertise gained during its own Visage implementation,
    to support its Epic Connect program, providing hosted image distribution
    and diagnostic solutions for its customers, nationwide.
    

    "Mercy needed to quickly install Visage because we were operating 9 separate imaging systems, and those systems were aging," explained Gil Hoffman, CIO, Mercy Technology Services. "Visage gave us the support we needed to speed things up, shave months off our plan and get a single, strategic imaging platform in place. Now, only 6 months later, our system architecture is simplified, and physicians across Mercy have faster, more reliable access to images."

    Visage's powerful architecture for Mercy processes an impressive 70,000 current and prior imaging exams daily, equating to over 25 million annual studies. Mercy has implemented Visage 7 in a centralized, high-availability architecture providing zero downtime. Visage 7 has enabled the decommissioning of 9 separate instances of Mercy's legacy PACS, simplifying and consolidating diagnostic, clinical and mobile image viewing with one Visage Backend Server and five Visage Render Servers (also replicated in a secondary data center for redundancy). Despite being centralized, Visage 7's server-side processing architecture provides 1-2 second display of any combination of imaging studies, regardless of size or modality type(s), even over broadband speed connections.

    "Visage is extremely proud to have completed Mercy's massive implementation," said Dr. Sam Hupert, CEO of Visage Imaging. "Traditional PACS approaches would have taken triple the time, and can't approach the technical achievements, clinical benefits and savings Visage has delivered to Mercy."

    About Visage Imaging, Inc.

    Visage Imaging is a global provider of enterprise imaging and advanced visualization solutions for diagnostic imaging. Visage 7 delivers amazingly fast server-side rendered images streamed via an intelligent thin-client viewer. Radiologists and referring physicians have a customized, protocol-driven workflow to natively view multi-dimensional imagery using One Viewer, scaled to support the world's largest healthcare organizations. Powerful enterprise imaging solutions include enterprise viewing and interpretation; image enablement of EHRs, VNAs, HIEs and portals; RIS/PACS, as well as anywhere mobile diagnostic access. www.visageimaging.com

    About Pro Medicus Limited

    Pro Medicus Limited [ASX: PME] is Australia's leading imaging IT provider. Founded in 1983, the company provides a full range of integrated software products and services to hospital, imaging centers and health care groups worldwide. www.promed.com.au

    Visage, Visage Imaging, Visage Ease Pro, Visage Ease, ANV, and Deconstructed PACS are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks that are licensed by Visage Imaging, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners or licensees.

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    CONTACT: Brad Levin, General Manager, North America and Global Head of
    Marketing, Visage Imaging, Inc., Phone: (540) 454-9670, E-mail:
    blevin@visageimaging.com

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




    VirnetX Gabriel User Expands Usage to Clients and VendorsGabriel Assists DOD Contractor with ITAR Compliance

    ZEPHYR COVE, Nev., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VirnetX(TM) Holding Corporation , an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that Gabriel Secure Communications user, Schmid Tool and Engineering, is expanding its Gabriel Secure Communications usage to include clients and vendors. Currently, Schmid Tool and Engineering's employees use Gabriel for all internal communications, including file transfers of sensitive military Technical Data Packages under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Schmid Tool and Engineering was initially part of Gabriel's pilot programs.

    "We currently use the Gabriel secure platform for all internal communications," said Eric Schmid, Schmid Tool and Engineering Vice President. "Schmid Tool serves the firearms industry, both military and commercial. We employ 170 people and work in the fast-paced world of manufacturing, where all of our and our customers' Technical Data Packages (TDP) need to be kept secure. Working in the Department of Defense (DOD) arena we are always in possession of Military TDPs and have a responsibility to be ITAR compliant. Gabriel assists us in our compliance with ITAR as well as securing our internal communications. Our engineering team uses Gabriel to create project groups to easily manage data and keep the group and project up to date and informed. We will soon be using Gabriel to share information on our customer and vendor portals. These portals are essentially a drive that our customers and vendors will have access to through Gabriel. Sharing these drives, we will be able to transfer files with our customers and vendors securely."

    About Schmid Tool and Engineering

    Schmid Tool and Engineering is a third generation, woman owned, family business. Established in 1943 in the Chicago area it operates a clean modern facility and has 170 employees. Having started as a tool and die shop, Schmid Tool and Engineering developed over time into a full-service computer numeric controlled contract machine shop that primarily services the Firearms industry both Military and commercial. Schmid Tool and Engineering is a first and second tier supplier to the Department of Defense.

    About VirnetX Gabriel

    The Gabriel Collaboration Suite(TM) is a set of easy to use, essential applications, that allow businesses and users to communicate and collaborate with their peers in a secure, end-to-end encrypted environment. The essential applications include, Secure Mail, Secure Messaging, Secure Voice Call, Secure Video Call, Secure Share & Sync and Secure Gateway Service, all accessible through an integrated and easy to use interface on mobile or desktop devices. VirnetX's Gabriel Secure Gateway Service allows users to configure and remotely access all their private network services, e.g. web cameras, home security monitoring systems, or personal data storage (movies, photographs, etc.), without disclosing private network information or opening special ports that can make them vulnerable to malicious hacking or attacks.

    Built on top of the Gabriel Secure Communication Platform(TM), it uses VirnetX's patented Gabriel Connection Technology(TM) to automatically perform user authentication, cryptographic peer device authentication and security policy enforcement over an 'invisible network' created by using a unique virtual encrypted secure communications infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.gabrielsecure.com

    About VirnetX

    VirnetX Holding Corporation is an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for secure communications including 4G LTE security. The Company's software and technology solutions, including its secure domain name registry and Gabriel Connection Technology(TM), are designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing. The Company's patent portfolio includes over 115 U.S. and international patents and over 50 pending applications. For more information, please visit www.virnetx.com

    Forward Looking Statements

    Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact, including statements regarding the strength of VirnetX's intellectual property, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to (1) the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or may be initiated by the Company or that may be initiated against the Company, including pending and future inter partes review proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office; (2) the ability to capitalize on the Company's patent portfolio and generate licensing fees and revenues; (3) the ability of the Company to be successful in entering into licensing relationships with its targeted customers on commercially acceptable terms; (4) potential challenges to the validity of the Company's patents underlying its licensing opportunities; (5) the ability of the Company to achieve widespread customer adoption of the Company's Gabriel Communication Technology(TM) and its secure domain name registry; (6) the level of adoption of the 3GPP Series 33 security specifications; (7) whether or not the Company's patents or patent applications may be determined to be or become essential to any standards or specifications in the 3GPP LTE, SAE project or otherwise; (8) the extent to which specifications relating to any of the Company's patents or patent applications may be adopted as a final standard, if at all; and (9) the possibility that Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those under the heading "Risk Factors" in Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on March 16, 2017. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this press release are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Except as required by law, the Company is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results.

    Contact:
    Investor Relations
    VirnetX Holding Corporation
    775.548.1785
    ir@virnetx.com

    VirnetX, Gabriel Collaboration Suite, Gabriel Secure Communications Platform and GABRIEL Connection Technology are trademarks of VirnetX Holding Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    VirnetX Holding Corporation

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




    TDS Appoints Peter Taft as Vice President, Strategy

    CHICAGO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. today announced that its board of directors has appointed Peter D. Taft as vice president, Strategy. Taft will report to Joseph R. Hanley, senior vice president - Technology, Services and Strategy.

    Taft joined TDS on February 27, 2017, to lead the development of growth and portfolio strategies for the TDS enterprise, including identifying and evaluating new business areas and business models that complement and extend the TDS business portfolio.

    Taft most recently served as vice president - Product Management and Strategy for XO Communications, which owns and operates one of the largest IP and Ethernet networks in the U.S. Prior to that, he was vice president - Strategy for Nextel International, a mobile service provider with operations in several Latin American countries.

    "Peter brings an outstanding amount of industry knowledge and expertise to this important role," said Hanley. "His leadership and strategic focus will be instrumental in elevating the TDS portfolio and identifying new business opportunities that serve the needs of our customers and shareholders."

    Taft has an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a BA in History from Gustavus Adolphus College. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

    About TDS
    Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500(R) company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million customers nationwide through its businesses, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and TDS Broadband Service LLC. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employed 10,300 people as of December 31, 2016.

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    Telephone and Data Systems

    CONTACT: Julie Mathews, IRC, Director - Investor Relations of TDS,
    312-592-5341, julie.mathews@tdsinc.com




    eBay To Roll Out Guaranteed Delivery For 20 Million ItemsEstablishes 3-day or less delivery date guarantee, including options for 1- to 2-day delivery

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer eBay will roll out Guaranteed Delivery in the United States, providing faster and more precise delivery dates for shoppers. At launch, eBay will guarantee delivery in 3 days or less on 20 million eligible items - millions of which will offer free shipping. In addition, shoppers will also be able to search for and filter items by 1- and 2-day delivery.

    "While the majority of items on eBay already ship within 3 days or less, as well as for free, Guaranteed Delivery will give shoppers even faster delivery options and the confidence that their items will arrive on time," said Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of North America at eBay.

    Today's shoppers expect fast delivery and want to know exactly when their purchases will arrive. Guaranteed Delivery will provide that to them at no additional cost, including:

    --  Guaranteed Delivery Dates: Items arrive by delivery date, guaranteed
    --  More Search Options: Ability to filter, sort and search items by a
    guaranteed delivery date
    --  Increased Confidence: If an item doesn't arrive by the delivery date,
    eBay will make it right*
    

    Sellers who qualify will experience a range of benefits with the rollout of two new tools aimed at increasing sales, including:

    --  More Sales: Sellers will find new buyers by making items searchable by
    delivery date
    --  More Control: Sellers set their own regional rates, working days and
    handling time cut-offs
    --  Happier Customers: Guaranteed Delivery is the second most important
    criterion for online shoppers (right after free shipping)
    

    "We're very excited about eBay's Guaranteed Delivery," said Brett Thome, Vice President of Business Development at Spreetail (eBay store: VMInnovations). "There are so many great sellers on eBay delivering an incredible shipping experience where they deliver in 2 days, and even next day, so the ability to highlight Guaranteed Delivery will further increase customer confidence and satisfaction."

    Guaranteed Delivery will launch this summer with no additional cost to sellers. However, sellers must meet a required set of shipping standards to participate. Sellers can sign-up for more information by visiting eBay's Guaranteed Delivery page.

    eBay By the Numbers

    --  eBay has 167 million active buyers
    --  1.1 billion listings are available at any given time
    --  87% of GMV on eBay is fixed price
    --  80% of merchandise sold on eBay is new
    --  67% of eBay transactions ship for free
    --  63% of eBay packages are delivered within 3 days or less
    --  Virtually all of the items on eBay are backed by a Money Back Guarantee
    --  eBay apps have been downloaded 348 million times across the globe
    

    * If a guaranteed item arrives late, the buyer can request to have their cost of shipping refunded. If the shipping was free, then the buyer will receive a coupon to be used towards their next eBay purchase. Alternatively, the buyer can also choose to return the item at no cost.

    About eBay
    eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2016, eBay enabled $84 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

    Contacts
    Ryan Moore, eBay
    408-376-7528 or ryanmoore@ebay.com

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




    KongZhong Corporation Announces Shareholders' Approval of Merger Agreement

    BEIJING, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation ("KongZhong" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that, at an extraordinary general meeting ("EGM") held today, the Company's shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger dated as of December 1, 2016 (the "Merger Agreement"), by and among the Company, Linkedsee Limited ("Parent") and Wiseman International Limited ("Merger Sub"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, pursuant to which, Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company with the Company continuing as the surviving company and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (the "Merger"), and the plan of merger required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies of the Cayman Islands (the "Plan of Merger").

    Approximately 66.25% of the Company's total outstanding shares voted in person or by proxy at today's EGM. Of these ordinary shares voted in person or by proxy at the EGM, approximately 95.56% were voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the Merger Agreement, the Plan of Merger and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger. The Merger Agreement, the Plan of Merger and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, were therefore duly authorized and approved by way of special resolutions as required by, and in compliance with, the Companies Law of the Cayman Islands.

    Completion of the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement. The Company will work with various other parties to the Merger Agreement to satisfy all other conditions precedent to the Merger set forth in the Merger Agreement and complete the Merger as quickly as possible. If and when completed, the Merger would result in the Company becoming a privately held company wholly owned by Parent, and its American depositary shares, each representing forty ordinary shares of the Company, would no longer be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

    About KongZhong

    KongZhong Corporation , listed on Nasdaq since 2004, is a leading online game developer and operator in China. KongZhong operates three main business units, namely Internet Games, Mobile Games and WVAS. Under Internet Games, KongZhong operates the largest Chinese military gaming platform under the "WAR SAGA" brand, which includes games such as World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships. KongZhong has the exclusive publishing rights for World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships, Guild Wars 2, Auto Club Revolution, Blitzkrieg 3 and other titles in Mainland China.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, which may include but are not limited to, the Company's ability to raise additional capital to finance its activities; the effectiveness, profitability and marketability of its products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the Company's ability to operate as a public company; the period of time for which the Company's current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations; general economic and business conditions; demand in various markets for solar products; the volatility of the Company's operating results and financial condition; the Company's ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "if," "will," "expected" and similar statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: uncertainties as to how the Company's shareholders will vote at the meeting of shareholders; the possibility that competing offers will be made; the possibility that financing may not be available; the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in documents filed with the SEC by the Company, as well as the Schedule 13E-3 transaction statement and the proxy statement to be filed by the Company. You should not rely upon these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

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    KongZhong Corporation

    CONTACT: Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer, Investor Contact, (+86-10)
    8857 6000, ir@kongzhong.com; Li Feng, Public Relations, Media Contact,
    (+86-10) 88576000, lifeng3@kongzhong.com

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




    Oclaro Samples 400G CFP8 PAM4-Enabled Transceiver; Showcases Live Demo at OFC 2017- 4x Increase in bandwidth and low cost per Gbps enables data centers, network operators and service providers to rapidly move to higher-performing 400G networks- Demonstrates Oclaro's ability to deliver the critical photonic engines that will drive the emergence of next-generation 400G networks based on PAM4 technology

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. , a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced sampling of its 400G CFP8 transceiver for core routers/transport applications. Delivering 4x more bandwidth than existing 100G CFPx solutions in a small and compact footprint, the CFP8 leverages Oclaro's superior EML laser and receiver technology to deliver higher data rates between high-end routers and optical transport systems. Oclaro will be showcasing a live demo of the CFP8 operating with 8 lasers at 50G PAM4 at this week's OFC in the Oclaro booth #2747.

    "By leveraging our PAM4-compatible laser technology with our wide-receiver bandwidth capability, we've been able to quadruple bandwidth in the CFP8, while still maintaining the same size as a 100G CFP2 solution," said Yves LeMaitre, President of Oclaro's Optical Connectivity Business Unit. "This is a significant achievement that will trigger the widespread deployment of high-bandwidth 400G optical interfaces based on PAM4 that can address the bandwidth constraints faced by data centers globally today."

    About the CFP8 Transceiver
    Featuring a small 40mm x 102mm x 9.5mm form factor, Oclaro's 400G CFP8 transceiver provides customers with a dense-port and high-throughput solution. The CFP8 leverages Oclaro's proven technology from its earlier CFP, CFP2 and CFP4 designs to provide high quality and high performance. This includes its best-in-class cooled 1310nm 28Gbps EA-DFB laser technology, integrated TOSA and ROSA, and 28Gbps 4 channel integrated PIN-PD array. Additional features of the Oclaro CFP8 transceiver include the following:

    --  Compliant with 400GBASE-LR8 optical and 400GAUI-16 electrical interface
    specifications that are under final standardization by the IEEE 802.3bs
    task force.
    --  Superior EML laser technology allowing good margin over IEEE 400GbE
    optical specifications.
    --  Higher receiver bandwidth capability to interface with different lasers.
    --  Supports the newly released CFP8 Hardware Specification by the CFP MSA
    Group for reach up to 2km and 10km.
    --  Provides better overall system performance, assurance of data
    transmission and interoperability.
    --  Vertically integrated EML and PIN technologies that ensure a
    high-quality, highly reliable product from a trusted supplier.
    

    The Oclaro CFP8 is sampling today with volume production expected in the second half of 2017.

    About Oclaro
    Oclaro, Inc. , is a leader in optical components and modules for the long-haul, metro and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation and photonics integration, Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit www.oclaro.com or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.

    Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information in this release is subject to change without notice.

    Media Contact Info:
    Kelly Karr
    Tanis Communications, Inc.
    408-718-9350
    kelly.karr@taniscomm.com

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    IBM and SecureKey Technologies to Deliver Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Network for Consumers

    Collaboration between leaders in blockchain and identity authentication to help increase privacy, security and trust for consumers worldwide

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ - IBM InterConnect: IBM and SecureKey Technologies today announced they are working together to enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network based on IBM Blockchain. The network will be designed to make it easier for consumers to verify they are who they say they are, in a privacy-enhanced, security-rich and efficient way. When launched later this year, consumers can use the network to instantly verify their identity for services such as new bank accounts, driver's licenses or utilities.

    To create a highly secure, global and enterprise-ready ecosystem for sharing identity requires both advanced federated identity technology and blockchain technology specifically designed for regulated industries. Together SecureKey and IBM are developing a digital identity and attribute sharing network using IBM's Blockchain service which is built on top of the Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Fabric v1.0. As a permissioned blockchain, the Hyperledger Fabric is an essential component in delivering services that comply with regulations where data protection and confidentiality matter.

    The network is currently in the testing phase in Canada, and once it goes live later in 2017 Canadian consumers will be able to opt-in to the new blockchain-based service using a mobile app. Consumers - or network members - will be able to control what identifying information they share from trusted credentials to the organizations of their choice, for those organizations to quickly and efficiently validate the consumer's identity and arrange new services. For example, if a consumer has proven their identity with their bank and a credit agency, they can grant permission to share their data with a utility to create a new account. Since the bank and the credit agency have already gone through extensive verification of the consumer's identity, the utility can choose to rely on the fact that the information is verified, and the consumer can be approved for new services.

    "What IBM is building with SecureKey and members of the digital identity ecosystem in Canada, including major banks, telecom companies and government agencies, will help tackle the toughest challenges surrounding identity," said Marie Wieck, general manager, IBM Blockchain. "This method is an entirely different approach to identity verification, and together with SecureKey, we have a head start on putting it on the blockchain. This is a prime example of the type of innovation permissioned blockchain networks can accelerate."

    "Hyperledger Fabric is by far the most advanced permissioned-blockchain technology available today, in my opinion, both in protecting user data and allowing us to work within the context of industry and country privacy laws," said Greg Wolfond, founder and CEO, SecureKey Technologies. "Among the many contributors to Hyperledger Fabric including SecureKey, IBM is a standout innovator that has proven that they can rapidly bring blockchain solutions to production. We are very excited to enter into this formal agreement that will benefit consumers around the world."

    Canada's leading banks, including BMO, CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank and TD joined the digital identity ecosystem in October, 2016, investing $27M collectively in SecureKey. The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and the Command Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analytics (CCICADA), a research center of excellence funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, have also provided funding to bring the new approach to digital identity to market. SecureKey's leadership in identity is evidenced by its association with industry leaders and regulators such as DIACC, Privacy By Design, NIST, FIDO, OIX, Kantara and the Linux Foundation.

    "Our goal for this partnership is to accelerate the pace at which we can develop a service to help consumers better manage, protect and control their digital assets and identity, and ultimately provide our customers with greater convenience and a better overall experience," said Andrew Irvine, Head of Commercial Banking and Partnerships, BMO Bank of Montreal.

    "Implementing forward thinking innovation is key to ensuring our clients have the best possible experience in today's digital environment," said Todd Roberts, Senior Vice President, Innovation, CIBC. "We are pleased to continue working with SecureKey to implement leading edge technology that protects our clients' security and privacy in the digital ecosystem."

    "We believe that combining SecureKey's expertise and innovation in identity and the technological knowledge and leadership of Hyperledger Fabric and IBM Blockchain's High Security Business Network will be foundational in delivering a great identity solution for consumers in Canada and also help pave the way at the international level," said Patrice Group.

    "Collaborating with partners like SecureKey and IBM in the development and implementation of solutions that make our clients' interactions secure and seamless is essential to meeting evolving expectations in a digital world," said Eddy Ortiz, VP, Solution Acceleration and Innovation, RBC. "Canada has an important opportunity to innovate with emerging technologies like blockchain to advance digital identity in Canada."

    "Scotiabank is embracing digital technologies like blockchain to offer a superior customer experience and to make it easier for customers to bank with us whenever they want and wherever they are," said Mike Henry, Executive Vice President, Retail Payments, Deposits and Unsecured Lending, Scotiabank. "We are pleased to work with SecureKey and other innovative partners to provide Canadian consumers with an easy and secure privacy-enhanced digital ID process."

    "Helping Canadians control the security of their personal data to reduce the risk of fraud online, in person, or over the phone is innovating with purpose," said Rizwan Khalfan, Chief Digital Officer, TD. "We are thrilled to work with SecureKey and its partners in the creation of an innovative identity ecosystem designed to allow our customers to digitally and securely validate their identity, when and how they want to."

    About SecureKey Technologies
    SecureKey is a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications. SecureKey enables next generation privacy-enhancing identity and authentication network for conveniently connecting people to critical online services using a digital credential they already have and trust. SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.securekey.com.

    About IBM
    IBM is the leader in secure open-source blockchain solutions built for the enterprise. As an early member of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, IBM is dedicated to supporting the development of openly-governed blockchains. IBM has worked with more than 400 clients across financial services, supply chains, IoT, risk management, digital rights management and healthcare to implement blockchain applications delivered via the IBM Cloud. For more information about IBM Blockchain, visit www.ibm.com/blockchain.

    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing. For more information, visit:https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/. Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

    IBM Canada Ltd.

    CONTACT: Sarah Kirk-Douglas, Director of Marketing, SecureKey
    Technologies, +1 905 251 6502 | sarah.douglas@securekey.com ; Holli
    Haswell, IBM, +1 720 396 5485, hhaswell@us.ibm.com

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




    UrtheCast to Host 2016 Year-End Conference Call on March 28, 2017

    VANCOUVER, March 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - UrtheCast Corp. ("UrtheCast" or the "Company") today announces that it will host a conference call regarding its 2016 fourth quarter and full-year financial results at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

    UrtheCast expects to report its financial results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 that same day at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT). The live conference call will be available by calling toll-free at 1-800-806-5484, or by toll call at 1-416-340-2217. The participant pass code is 1329750. An archived version of the conference call will be made available on the Company's investor website (investors.urthecast.com) following the live conference call.

    ABOUT URTHECAST CORP.

    UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that serves the rapidly evolving geospatial and geoanalytics markets with a wide range of information-rich products and services. The Company operates Earth Observation (EO) sensors in space, including two satellites, Deimos-1 and Deimos-2, to produce imagery data that is displayed on UrtheCast's cloud-based web platform and sold to partners and customers. Through its subsidiary Deimos Imaging, UrtheCast processes and distributes imagery data and value-added products on behalf of the PanGeo Alliance, a network of eight satellite operators with a combined 15 medium- and high-resolution EO sensors. UrtheCast is also developing and expects to launch two EO satellite constellations: the world's first fully-integrated constellation of sixteen multispectral optical and SAR satellites, called OptiSAR((TM)), and an eight-satellite constellation designed to capture high-quality, medium-resolution optical imagery of the Earth's entire landmass (excluding Antarctica) every day, called UrtheDaily((TM)). Together, the Company believes these constellations will revolutionize monitoring of our planet with medium- and high-resolution, high-coverage and high-revisit imagery in all weather conditions. Common shares of UrtheCast trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ticker 'UR'.

    For more information, visit UrtheCast's website at www.urthecast.com.

    Forward Looking Information

    This release contains certain information which, as presented, constitutes "forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information involves statements that relate to future events and often addresses expected future business and financial performance, containing words such as ""believe" and "expect", statements that an action or event "will" occur, or other similar expressions and includes statements relating to UrtheCast's expectations with respect its current sensors and proposed OptiSAR((TM)) and UrtheDaily((TM))( )constellations. Such statements reflect UrtheCast's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by UrtheCast, are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could cause UrtheCast's actual results or achievements to be materially different from any future results or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others: any delays or failures in the design, development, construction, launch or operational commissioning of the proposed OptiSAR((TM)) or UrtheDaily((TM))( )constellations; failures aboard the Deimos-1 or Deimos-2 satellites; and any interruption or decline of the PanGeo Alliance, as well as those factors and assumptions discussed in UrtheCast's annual information form dated March 29, 2016, (the "AIF"), which is available under UrtheCast's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking information is developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, in the AIF, and as disclosed from time to time on UrtheCast's SEDAR profile. UrtheCast undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by Canadian securities laws. Readers are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements.

    UrtheCast Corp.

    CONTACT: Jeff Rath, EVP, Corporate Finance and Strategy, +1 (604) 669-1788

    Web site: www.urthecast.com/




    Capitol Acquisition Corp. III to Combine with Cision

    Combination to Provide a Public Currency and Financial Flexibility to Expand Cision's Growth and Global Leadership in Media Communication Technology and Analytics

    Combined Company to be Well Positioned to Capitalize on the Rising Importance of Earned Media with a First-of-its-Kind Cloud-Based Platform - the Cision Communications Cloud(TM)

    Investor Conference Call Scheduled for Monday, March 20(th), at 11:00am EDT

    CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The parent company of Cision, a leading global provider of cloud-based earned media solutions, and Capitol Acquisition Corp. III , a public investment vehicle, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Cision will become a publicly listed company with an anticipated initial enterprise value of approximately $2.4 billion.

    Cision delivers a sophisticated, easy-to-use platform for communicators to reach relevant media influencers and craft compelling campaigns that impact customer behavior. With rich monitoring and analytics, the Cision Communications Cloud(TM) arms brands with the insights they need to link their earned media to strategic business objectives, while aligning it with owned and paid channels. This platform enables companies and brands to build consistent, meaningful and enduring relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence.

    Cision's management team, led by CEO Kevin Akeroyd and CFO Jack Pearlstein, will continue to run the combined company post-transaction. Capitol Chairman and CEO, Mark Ein, will join the combined company's board of directors and serve as Vice Chairman. Capitol's President and CFO, Dyson Dryden, will also join the board.

    "There is a shift in corporate marketing spend to the earned channel driven by its higher ROI and proven success in building brands and the declining efficacy of traditional paid media advertising," said Mark Ein, Chairman and CEO of Capitol. "We are investing in Cision, a market leader, to get behind this large, important trend and position the company for accelerated future growth. We think the combined company will deliver superior returns for investors long into the future."

    The rise of marketing technology is driving increased investment in communications and PR. According to Gartner Inc., marketing technology spend is expected to exceed spend on core enterprise IT by 2017 and is growing at a much faster rate (12% vs. 3%, respectively). With the effectiveness of paid advertising declining, as evidenced by GlobalWebIndex research indicating that 60% of desktop users have used ad-blockers, marketing technology spend is shifting toward earned media channels. These tailwinds, coupled with strategic flexibility provided by the merger, will broaden Cision's market opportunity beyond leadership in global communications intelligence software and services, a $3 billion industry according to Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC, into the marketing software market, which IDC estimates will reach $32 billion by 2018, and ultimately into the broader digital marketing and data markets.

    "This transaction reflects the significant progress Cision has made in its effort to build the most comprehensive media intelligence platform in the world," said GTCR Managing Director Mark Anderson. "We look forward to Cision continuing to expand and accelerate its global leadership position as a public company with access to new sources of capital."

    "We appreciate GTCR's ongoing sponsorship, which has been instrumental in building the business, and with this transaction are thrilled to also partner with Capitol as we execute our vision for the company," said CEO Kevin Akeroyd. "This transaction marks a key milestone for Cision. We are extremely well positioned to accelerate our growth following our acquisition of PR Newswire and the recent launch of the Cision Communications Cloud(TM) which enhanced our scale, comprehensive SaaS product set and global reach."

    "We are excited to partner with the Cision team as they execute on their platform growth strategy," said Dyson Dryden, President and CFO of Capitol. "We believe Kevin's prior experience at Oracle, where he built the Marketing Cloud business unit from a nascent stage into one of the largest Marketing and Ad Tech providers in the industry and Jack's long successful track record, including serving as CFO of four previous GTCR companies, uniquely qualifies them to execute the company's long-term growth plan."

    Summary of Transaction

    Under the terms of the proposed transaction, the combination will be effected through a "contribution and exchange" pursuant to which Cision will be contributed to a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol ("Holdings") that will become a publicly traded entity following a subsequent merger of a subsidiary of Holdings into Capitol. The combined company will have an anticipated initial enterprise value of approximately $2.4 billion implying a 10.5x multiple of projected 2017 Adjusted EBITDA and a multiple of 9.2x projected 2018 Adjusted EBITDA.

    GTCR and current management are retaining 100% of their equity in the company. At closing, current Cision shareholders and current stockholders of Capitol will hold approximately 68% and 32%, respectively, of the issued and outstanding shares of the new publicly traded company's common stock, with GTCR remaining a majority owner. A portion of the consideration to Cision's shareholders will be in the form of incentive earnout shares totaling up to 6 million common shares, issued in 2 million increments when the combined company's stock price reaches $13.00, $16.00 and $19.00 per share.

    The net cash proceeds from this transaction are expected to be used to pay down Cision's existing second lien debt.

    The boards of directors of both Capitol and Cision have unanimously approved the proposed transaction. Completion of the transaction, which is expected in the second quarter of 2017, is subject to approval by Capitol stockholders and other customary closing conditions.

    For additional information on the transaction, see Capitol's Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed promptly and which can be obtained, without charge, at the Securities and Exchange Commission's internet site (http://www.sec.gov).

    Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse served as financial and capital markets advisors to Capitol. PJT Partners served as financial advisor to Cision. Latham & Watkins LLP and Graubard Miller acted as legal advisors to Capitol and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to Cision.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It

    Capitol intends to file a proxy statement, prospectus and other relevant documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to be used at its annual meeting of stockholders to approve the proposed transaction with Cision. The proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CAPITOL, CISION AND HOLDINGS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT, PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement, prospectus and other documents containing important information about Capitol, Cision and Holdings once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Capitol and/or Cision when and if available, can be obtained free of charge on Capitol's website at www.capitolacquisition.com or by directing a written request to Capitol Acquisition Corp. III, 509 7th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004 or by emailing info@capitolacquisition.com; and/or on Cision's website at www.cision.com or by directing a written request to Cision, 130 East Randolph St. 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 or by emailing askcision@cision.com.

    Participants in the Solicitation

    Capitol, Cision, Holdings and their respective directors and executive officers, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Capitol's stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the proposed transaction of Capitol's directors and officers in Capitol's filings with the SEC, including Capitol's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on March 10, 2017. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to Capitol's shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in the Registration Statement for the proposed business combination when available. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed business combination will be included in the Registration Statement that Capitol intends to cause Holdings to file with the SEC.

    No Offer or Solicitation

    This communication shall neither constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

    Conference Call Scheduled

    Capitol will host a conference call to discuss the proposed business combination with the investment community on Monday, March 20(th), at 11:00am EDT. Investors may listen to the conference call by dialing (888) 317-6003 toll-free in the U.S. or (412) 317-6061 internationally and entering conference number 0376345. The presentation slides will be available at www.capitolacquisition.com. To access the replay, the domestic toll-free access number is (877) 344-7529 and participants should provide the conference number of 10103462.

    About Cision
    Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. As the creator of the Cision Communications Cloud(TM), the first-of-its-kind earned media cloud-based platform, Cision has combined cutting-edge data, analytics, technology and services into a unified communication ecosystem that brands can use to build consistent, meaningful and enduring relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence. Cision solutions also include market-leading media technologies such as PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact. Cision serves over 75,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.

    About Capitol Acquisition Corp. III
    Capitol Acquisition Corp. III is a public investment vehicle formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or similar business combination. Capitol is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Ein, and President and Chief Financial Officer L. Dyson Dryden. Capitol's securities are quoted on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbols CLAC, CLACW and CLACU. The company, which raised $325 million of cash proceeds in an initial public offering in October 2015, is Capitol's third publicly traded investment vehicle. The first, Capitol Acquisition Corp., created Two Harbors Investment Corp. , a leading mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) and the second, Capitol Acquisition Corp. II, merged with Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. , a global leader in expedition travel.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release includes "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "estimates," "projected," "expects," "anticipates," "forecasts," "plans," "intends," "believes," "seeks," "may," "will," "should," "future," "propose" and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Capitol's or Cision's management's control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include: the inability to complete the transactions contemplated by the proposed business combination; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, the amount of cash available following any redemptions by Capitol stockholders; the ability to meet NASDAQ's listing standards following the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the proposed business combination; costs related to the proposed business combination; Cision's ability to execute on its plans to develop and market new products and the timing of these development programs; Cision's estimates of the size of the markets for its solutions; the rate and degree of market acceptance of Cision's solutions; the success of other competing technologies that may become available; Cision's ability to identify and integrate acquisitions; the performance and security of Cision's services; potential litigation involving Capitol or Cision; and general economic and market conditions impacting demand for Cision's services. Other factors include the possibility that the proposed transaction does not close, including due to the failure to receive required security holder approvals, or the failure of other closing conditions. Neither Capitol nor Cision undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

    Contact:

    Stacey Miller
    Director, Communications
    (301) 683-6038
    stacey.miller@cision.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/capitol-acquisition-corp-iii-to-combine-with-cision-300425948.html

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    Web site: http://capitolacquisition.com/




    Post Bank Drives ATM Network Expansion Using Diebold Nixdorf Systems, Software And Services

    MOSCOW, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian Post Bank has selected Diebold Nixdorf to supply 3,200 self-service cash recycling systems [http://www.dieboldnixdorf.com/en-us/systems/financial/cash-recyclers/cs-4040] together with software and services. End-to-end cash management is at the core of the operational strategy of Post Bank, which is expanding its retail banking network within Russian Post office branches all over the country. The strategy will allow for the discontinuation of traditional cashier stations, and enable consumers to perform all cash transactions including loan grant, settlement and deposits at the self-service systems. In 2015, Post Bank became the first bank in the Russian market to convert its entire self-service network to recycling technology.

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    By end of 2018, Post Bank will offer cash services to its clients on more than 4,000 Diebold Nixdorf recycling systems. The installation and associated maintenance services will be provided by Diebold Nixdorf, together with the local distribution partner, Terminal Plus.

    According to a recent RBR report, automated deposit terminals (ADTs) and recycling systems are gaining ground throughout the world. RBR predicts that the number of installed ADTs will rise from 1.2 million in 2015 to 1.7 million in 2021, with around 67 percent featuring a cash recycling functionality.(1) On average, the use of cash recycling systems has reduced the number of CIT visits in Western Europe by 50 percent -- with Post Bank experiencing periods of more than half a year without CIT visits to many of its new cash recycling ATMs.

    "Diebold Nixdorf's outstanding systems quality and comprehensive services has enabled us to streamline operational efficiencies and achieve network growth in smaller settlements and distant territories in Russia," said Elena Mokhnacheva, board member, director of operations, Post Bank.

    With its vast network of post offices and self-service devices, Post Bank uses the ProView software [http://www.dieboldnixdorf.com/en-us/software/financial/operations-and-management/proview-operations-suite] platform to provide 24/7 monitoring and preventive maintenance of all Diebold Nixdorf cash recyclers. This enables the bank to decrease the number of potential incidents and the necessary travel from a field technician for an onsite visit.

    "Diebold Nixdorf has proven itself to be a strong IT partner for Post Bank, who can keep up with the fast pace of the bank's expansion, providing efficient cash processing with best-in-class software and service capabilities," said Christian Weisser [http://news.dieboldnixdorf.com/leadership/christian-weisser--senior-vice-president-and-managing-director-europe-middle-east-and-africa.htm], Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Leading banks across the globe have recognized the strategic importance of end-to-end cash management and are increasingly upgrading their self-service fleets to include cash recycling technology."

    About Post Bank
    Post Bank (License N(o)650 issued 25.03.2016) is a universal retail bank established by the international finance group VTB and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FSUE) Russian Post on the base of Leto Bank (subsidiary of VTB24 bank). VTB Group owns 50 percent plus 1 share of the bank, and subsidiary of Russian Post owns 50 percent minus 1 share. Post Bank is targeting mass-market customer segment. Customers of the bank enjoy such services as savings accounts, deposits, wide selection of loans, debit and credit cards, payments and transfers, Internet and mobile banking. Link to the Bank's web site: http://www.PochtaBank.ru/ [http://www.pochtabank.ru/]

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

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

    (1) Deposit Automation and Recycling 2016, RBR London, Dec. 2016.

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    CONTACT: Media Relations, Ulrich Nolte, +49-5251-6935211,
    ulrich.nolte@dieboldnixdorf.com; Investor Relations, Steve Virostek,
    +1-330-490-6319, steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com

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




    Nilesat Speeds Up Broadcast Playout Operations With HarmonicAt the Heart of Nilesat's Robust Workflow is Harmonic's Multichannel Automated Playout System

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmonic , the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Nilesat, a leading satellite operator and broadcast service center in the Middle East and North Africa, with hundreds of television channels throughout the region, has deployed a multichannel automated playout system from Harmonic. Harmonic's integrated media server, storage, transcoding and playout automation solution speeds up the operator's extensive workflow, providing increased reliability, storage capacity and scalability at a low total cost of ownership.

    "Due to the massive amount of content that Nilesat delivers, automating the playout workflow is essential from an efficiency perspective," said Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA and LATAM, at Harmonic. "They chose Harmonic solutions based on our reputation in the market for reliability and after-sales support reinforced by an extensive reference list. Moreover, by engaging with Nilesat on system design, requirements and operations, we earned their trust as a technology partner, and outshone the competitors. With Harmonic's integrated playout system at the heart of their workflow, they can bring new channels to air faster than the competition."

    In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the market for free-to-air broadcast TV services is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.8 percent between 2016 and 2024, according to Transparency Market Research. The Harmonic solution consists of Spectrum(TM) MediaCenter servers, MediaGrid shared storage, a ProMedia(TM) Carbon file-based transcoder and Polaris(TM) Elite playout automation system based on Pebble Beach Systems' automation platform. Harmonic's multichannel automated playout system will ensure that Nilesat can take advantage of the growing revenue opportunities in the region by speeding up the workflow, enabling quicker channel launches and reducing the cost to store premium content.

    Harmonic will showcase a comprehensive range of solutions that bring increased operational efficiencies and enhanced video quality to broadcast and OTT production and delivery at Harmonic's stand #A2-30 during CABSAT 2017 in Dubai, March 21-23. Further information about Harmonic and the company's products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

    About Harmonic
    Harmonic is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service, and compelling total-cost-of-ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

    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, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic's MediaGrid, Polaris(TM) Elite, ProMedia(R), and Spectrum(TM) products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these products may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the products may not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits, such as reliability, efficiency, ease of operation, enablement of quicker channel launches, costs savings and other financial benefits.

    The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2016, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nilesat-speeds-up-broadcast-playout-operations-with-harmonic-300425752.html

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    CONTACT: Sarah Kavanagh, Senior Public Relations Manager, Harmonic,
    +1.408.490.6607, sarah.kavanagh@harmonicinc.com; or Blair King, Director,
    Investor Relations, Harmonic, +1.408.490.6172, blair.king@harmonicinc.com

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




    Energy-Blockchain Labs and IBM Create Carbon Credit Management Platform Using Hyperledger Fabric on the IBM CloudBlockchain Platform Dedicated to Green Asset Development Helping Enable a Low-Carbon Future for China

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM InterConnect - IBM today announced the world's first blockchain-based green asset management platform based on the open source, openly governed Hyperledger Fabric.

    In use by the carbon asset market in China, it allows enterprises to generate carbon assets more efficiently, helping to build a green, low-carbon and environmentally-friendly future in China. Carbon asset development, also known as CER (Carbon Emission Reduction) quota issuing, is one popular ways of encouraging enterprises to decrease emissions and use low carbon emission technology.

    "It is estimated that the platform will significantly shorten the carbon assets development cycle and reduce the cost of carbon assets development by 20 to 30 percent, enabling cost-effective development of a large number of carbon assets," said Cao Yin, Chief Strategy Officer of Energy-Blockchain Labs. "Blockchain technology is expected to become an important means for effective control of carbon emissions, which is of great significance to China, the world's largest source of carbon emissions."

    The two companies completed a proof of concept in late 2016 and a beta version of the carbon asset management platform on blockchain will be released in May. Energy-Blockchain Labs and IBM intend to commercially offer this platform later this year, keeping pace with China's unified national carbon market opening.

    "Energy-Blockchain Labs is committed to being the global leader in digitalized green assets and we expect to improve the efficiency of the carbon market and green finance market," said Lin Le, CEO of Energy-Blockchain Labs. "We are delighted to be working with IBM on carbon reduction. We also expect to work with more partners to tackle climate change."

    Blockchain technology offers a solution to many of the problems facing the carbon market. Digital collaboration across organizations combined with smart contracts will be designed to greatly improve efficiency of carbon assets development and management. Security-rich and immutable distributed ledger technology increases the credibility of the carbon emission reduction market. Blockchain technology also provides transparency and auditability which help stakeholders address regulatory requirements.

    "As an important signatory of the Paris Agreement, China must assume its responsibility for global climate governance and continue to fulfil its pre-2020 climate change action targets and build a standard nationwide carbon market," said Li Junfeng, Director of China's National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center (NCSC). "We must work to limit high energy consumption and high emission industries, encourage clean energy development and further promote energy saving and emission reduction. These tasks are not only necessary for China's own sustainable development, but for the welfare of the entire human family."

    "The use of blockchain technology in carbon emission reduction by IBM and Energy-Blockchain Labs is an important step forward," said Chen Liming, Chairman, IBM Greater China Group. "It is another way IBM is helping Chinese businesses use innovative technology to build a cooperative, fair and reasonable global climate change governance mechanism. As a founding member of the Linux Foundation Hyperledger Project, IBM is committed to providing more innovative enterprise-level blockchain technology and helping Chinese enterprises build blockchain ecosystems."

    IBM is the leader in secure open-source blockchain solutions built for the enterprise. As an early member of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, IBM is dedicated to supporting the development of openly-governed blockchains. IBM has worked with more

    than 400 clients across financial services, supply chains, IoT, risk management, digital rights management and healthcare to implement blockchain applications delivered via the IBM Cloud. For more information about IBM Blockchain, visit http://www.ibm.com/blockchain.

    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing.

    For more information, visit: https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/. For the IBM InterConnect Press Kit, visit: ibm.biz/IBMInterConnect2017. Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

    For more information, please contact: Contact: Niu Yantao Contact: Huang Mengzhou Tel: 010-63613205 Tel: 010- 85206021 Fax: 010-63618552 Fax: 010- 85206600 E-mail: yantniu@cn.ibm.com Email: Heber.huang@ogilvy.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/energy-blockchain-labs-and-ibm-create-carbon-credit-management-platform-using-hyperledger-fabric-on-the-ibm-cloud-300425910.html

    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/468039/IBM_Logo.jpg IBM

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




    SDL Announces SDL Web MVP 2017 Award WinnersAward recognizes 23 'Most Valued Professionals' based on exceptional contributions to the SDL Web community

    WAKEFIELD, Massachusetts and MAIDENHEAD, England, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    SDL [http://www.sdl.com ] today announced its 2017 SDL Web [http://www.sdl.com/solution/digital-experience/web-experience-management ] Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) at the SDL Web Dev Summit in Delhi, India. This year the MVP Awards recognize 23 partners, customers and industry professionals who have demonstrated a passion for sharing their expertise on SDL Web, SDL's solution for global web content management (WCM).

    The SDL Web MVP Program recognizes outstanding professionals who support the technical community with their expansive expertise and real world experience by providing best practices and objective feedback to help others implement and enhance SDL technology. In its seventh year, the program continues to help foster solution development in the Web community and drive innovation and best practices for the SDL Web solution.

    "The SDL Web community is full of professionals who go out of their way to share experience, code and knowledge with other developers," said John Winter, Co-Founder, Content Bloom. "I am proud to be among this year's group of MVPs, who make this exclusive community such a powerful forum by driving conversations that allow members to learn from one other."

    To receive the MVP Award, nominees go through an extensive selection process by the MVP panel. Nominees are evaluated based on the quality and impact of their contributions to the community over the past 12 months, across SDL Web social network sites, community extensions or personal weblogs. The MVP program has grown at a steady cadence over the past several years, with more nominees and MVPs each year.

    "SDL understands that knowledge sharing between users can only be enhanced by its tools," said Quirijn Slings, Co-Founder, Trivident. "The openness of SDL Community members and their willingness to share their skills and expertise encourages learning and has motivated me to share my knowledge as well."

    "We proudly support the SDL Web community and are thrilled to congratulate this year's MVPs," said Jim Saunders, Chief Product Officer, SDL. "SDL is dedicated to helping companies create exceptional web experiences for their customers and our MVPs play an important role in driving successful implementations for businesses around the world."

    SDL Web MVPs gain free attendance to all SDL sponsored events for the year, including an MVP retreat that brings winners together to collaborate with other MVPs. MVPs are also given access to all SDL software, product management and R&D resources and are invited to influence future product direction.

    For more information, please visit our website [http://www.sdl.com ], or read our blog here [https://community.sdl.com/solutions/content-management/tridion/tridion-developer/w/wiki/1298.sdl-web-mvp-awards-for-2017 ] to see a full list of this year's MVPs.

    About SDL SDL [http://www.sdl.com ] is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. Over the past 25 years we've delivered transformative business results by enabling powerfully nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. Are you in the know? Find out why 78 out of the top 100 global brands work with us at SDL.com and follow us on Twitter [https://twitter.com/sdl ], LinkedIn [https://www.linkedin.com/company/sdl-plc ] and Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/sdlplc ].

    Contact: SDL Denis Davies Ddavies@sdl.com PAN Communications Emily Holt / Jenny Radloff +1-617-502-4300 sdl@pancomm.com

    SDL Plc



    China Online Education Group to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Earnings Call Scheduled for 8:00 a.m. ET on March 22, 2017

    BEIJING, March 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Online Education Group ("51Talk", or the "Company") , a leading online education platform in China, with core expertise in English education, today announced that it will report its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 unaudited financial results, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, before the open of U.S. markets.

    The Company's management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time on March 22, 2017 (8:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time on March 22, 2017).

    Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

    United States (toll free): 1-888-346-8982 International: 1-412-902-4272 Hong Kong (toll free): 800-905-945 Hong Kong: 852-3018-4992 China: 400-120-1203

    Participants should dial-in at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time and ask to be connected to the call for "China Online Education Group."

    Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.51talk.com.

    A replay of the conference call will be accessible until March 29, 2017, by dialing the following telephone numbers:

    United States (toll free): 1-877-344-7529 International: 1-412-317-0088 Replay Access Code: 10103498

    About China Online Education Group

    China Online Education Group is a leading online education platform in China, with core expertise in English education. The Company's mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable. The Company's online and mobile education platforms enable students across China to take live one-on-one interactive English lessons with overseas foreign teachers, on demand. The Company connects its students with a large pool of highly qualified foreign teachers that it assembled using a shared economy approach, and employs student and teacher feedback and data analytics to deliver a personalized learning experience to its students.

    For more information, please visit http://ir.51talk.com.

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    Contacts:

    China Online Education Group
    Investor Relations
    +86 (10) 5692-8909
    ir@51talk.com

    The Piacente Group, Inc.
    Brandi Piacente
    +86 (10) 5730-6200
    +1-212-481-2050
    51talk@tpg-ir.com

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/china-online-education-group-to-report-fourth-quarter-and-fiscal-year-2016-financial-results-on-wednesday-march-22-2017-300425939.html

    China Online Education Group



    Millicom Appoints Michel Morin as VP Investor Relations

    LUXEMBOURG, Mar 20, 2017 Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom") announced today it has appointed Michel Morin as VP Investor Relations starting March 20, 2017, reporting to Millicom's CFO, Tim Pennington.

    Michel joins Millicom from Morgan Stanley where he was Executive Director LatAm TMT Research. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Michel was Director for Latin American Telecom & Media Equity Research at Barclays. Previously, he was a Senior Director at Merrill Lynch and a Senior Consultant at Andersen Consulting. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).

    Commenting on the appointment, Tim Pennington said "I am delighted to welcome Michel to Millicom, a company with which he is already very familiar. He brings extensive market and sector experience to our Investor Relations function and will be a valuable addition to the Millicom team. I would like to thank David Boyd, who has led the Investor Relations team on an interim basis."

    For further information, please contact

    Press:
    Vivian Kobeh, Corporate Communications Director
    Tel: +1-305-476-7352 / +1-305-302-2858 / press@millicom.com

    Investors:
    David Boyd, Interim Investor Relations Director
    Tel: +44-20-3249-2413 / investors@millicom.com

    Mauricio Pinzon, Investor Relations Manager
    Tel: +44-20-3249-2460 / investors@millicom.com

    This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com
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    The following files are available for download:

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    Millicom International Cellular



    Cavium and Elenion Technologies Collaborate to Offer Silicon Photonics Enabled End-to-End Server-to-Switch SolutionsEnabling Disruptive Data Center Architecture Transformation Through Innovative On-Board Optical Engines

    LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cavium, Inc. , a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent packet processing, and Elenion Technologies ("Elenion"), an innovator in silicon photonics, today announced an end-to-end reference architecture for Next Generation Enterprise and Cloud Data Centers incorporating Cavium's QLogic Network Interface Cards (NICs) and XPliant(R)-based switches, and Elenion's Silicon Photonics on-board optics. This direct fiber-to-the-server and parallel multi-channel on-board solution for switches enables increased bandwidth to the server, aggregation to 400G and beyond, lower power consumption, and a path to the industry target of < $1/Gb.

    Cavium and Elenion will be showcasing their reference design for fiber-to-the-server solutions during OFC 2017 in Los Angeles (March 20-23). Cavium is contributing two important elements of this architecture. The first is Cavium's QLogic high performance multi-protocol Ethernet adapters supporting 10Gb/25Gb/40Gb/100Gb speeds and ideally suited for enterprise and cloud data centers. And the second is Cavium's XPliant Ethernet switch family, first to deliver a high throughput programmable data center switching solution that is shipping today in production. Platforms based on the XPliant Ethernet switch family leverage its programmatic control of table resources and pipeline logic to meet the specific needs of the network architecture and while providing exceptional packet visibility and telemetry. The demonstration leverages Elenion's next-generation photonics platform and packaging technology, and showcases advanced on-board transceivers with light sources integrated onto the silicon photonics. This innovative integration enables truly scalable, cost disruptive on-board solutions for NIC and switch applications within the data center (DC).

    "Elenion on-board optic modules are a key component in the end-to-end flexible solutions of Cavium NIC and switching systems, enabling high-speed links over optical fiber in a cost-effective manner." - Eric Hayes, Vice President / General Manager, Switch Platform Group.

    "Through the use of on-board optics (OBO), more efficient data center architectures can be realized, resulting in significant savings. We're excited with the progress made by Elenion and Cavium," said Jeff Cox, Principal Director of Network Engineering at Microsoft.

    As traffic volumes within data center networks continue to scale dramatically, silicon photonics plays a key role in enabling the way data center networks are re-architected, including a move away from pluggable optics to on-board optics. On-board optics offer the benefit of improved performance and network economics.

    Architecture Demonstrated during OFC 2017
    Elenion will be showcasing its next-generation silicon photonics technologies and solutions in conjunction with OFC 2017 in Los Angeles, CA on March 20-23. To schedule a meeting, please contact David Lam david.lam@elenion.com.

    About Elenion Technologies
    Elenion Technologies, LLC ("Elenion") is focused on driving innovation in silicon photonic technologies. Built around world-class multi-disciplinary experts in silicon photonics, lasers, electronics and advanced packaging, Elenion is developing next-generation photonic integrated circuit technologies and solutions for a broad range of datacom and telecom applications. Elenion is headquartered in New York, New York, with offices in San Jose, California and Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit www.elenion.com.

    About Cavium
    Cavium, Inc. , offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium's highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cavium-and-elenion-technologies-collaborate-to-offer-silicon-photonics-enabled-end-to-end-server-to-switch-solutions-300425957.html

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    CONTACT: Elenion, David Lam, (732) 781-8151, david.lam@elenion.com;
    Cavium, Angel Atondo,Sr. Marketing Communications Manager, (408) 943-7417,
    angel.atondo@cavium.com

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




    Copart Announces the Opening of Its Second Location in UtahNew location near Ogden, Utah hosts live online car auctions on Mondays at noon MT

    DALLAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Copart, Inc. , a global online vehicle auction company, is excited to announce the opening of its second location in Utah.

    "Gaining a greater foothold in the Mountain States with another Utah location sets the stage for continued growth in the region," said Jay Adair, CEO of Copart. "As we approach our 200th Copart location, each new opening is another testament of our ability to provide our sellers with an unmatched experience."

    The new location near Ogden, Utah, hosts online car auctions every Monday at noon MT. Through Copart's patented multi-channel online platform, sellers are linked to potential buyers, and buyers can view location information, search for vehicles, place bids and participate in live online car auctions on their mobile devices, tablets and computers.

    In addition to conducting online vehicle auctions, Copart is a proud community partner. Visit TeamCopart.com for a glimpse into the many ways that the company supports law enforcement, first responders, and charities. Local fire departments, law enforcement and similar agencies are particularly encouraged to contact the general manager of any Copart location to learn about opportunities to use Copart facilities as a venue for training exercises.

    ABOUT COPART

    Copart, founded in 1982, provides vehicle sellers with a full range of remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and, in some states, to end users. Copart remarkets the vehicles through Internet sales using its VB3 technology. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, finance companies, fleet operators, dealers, car dealerships and others as well as vehicles sourced from the general public. The company currently operates in the United States (www.copart.com), Canada (www.copart.ca), the United Kingdom (www.copart.co.uk), Brazil (www.copart.com.br), Germany (www.copart.de), the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the Sultanate of Oman (www.copartmea.com), Spain (www.copart.es), the Republic of Ireland (www.copart.ie), and India (www.copart.in). Copart links sellers to more than 750,000 Members in more than 150 countries worldwide through its multi-channel platform. In 2015, Copart was ranked at the top of Deloitte's "The Exceptional 100" list of companies, which reviewed U.S. publicly traded companies based upon a multidimensional approach to measuring financial performance. For more information, or to become a Member, visit www.copart.com.

    Contact:

    Michelle Hoffman, VP of Marketing, Copart
    michelle.hoffman@copart.com | (972) 391-5082

    Kaci Schack, Marketing Manager, Copart
    kaci.schack@copart.com | (972) 391-5218

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/copart-announces-the-opening-of-its-second-location-in-utah-300425021.html

    Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/433351/Copart_Logo.jpg Copart, Inc.

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




    MobileIron and incapptic Connect Help CLAAS Increase User Productivity

    MUNICH, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron ,the security backbone for the digital enterprise, today announced that CLAAS, a global agricultural machinery manufacturer, selected MobileIron's Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform with Berlin-based incapptic Connect's Mobile App Release Automation Technology to make its business-critical mobile apps more productive by deploying them faster, safer and more cost-efficient.

    CLAAS has used MobileIron's platform since 2012 to secure its mobile devices. MobileIron protects the company's mobile devices, apps, and data from unauthorized access and ensures compliance with administrative guidelines. Business-critical data transferred between mobile devices and backend systems are securely encrypted.

    Together with incapptic Connect's mobile app release automation technology, MobileIron serves as the backbone for the agricultural machinery manufacturer's mobile business app strategy. With the click of a button, apps can be deployed and updated. CLAAS' business units are empowered to manage apps for their teams without the help of IT experts. This enables CLAAS to meet the growing needs of its users for efficient business-oriented mobile apps.

    incapptic Connect is a web-based solution that automates the app deployment component of CLAAS' business app strategy.

    "incapptic Connect helps CLAAS significantly reduce the time it takes to publish and update in-house and third-party apps, enabling frequent, timely distribution of new releases at very low cost," said Dr. Rafael Kobylinski, Founder and CEO of incapptic Connect.

    "Together, MobileIron and incapptic Connect support the secure and reliable publication and updating of apps with the click of a button in near-real time," said Peter Machat, Director, DACH and Eastern Europe, MobileIron. "CLAAS, a longtime MobileIron customer, is a pioneer among German companies embracing Mobile First."

    "We save between two and three hours with each app update we need to administer, while maintaining compliance with our high security standards ensured by MobileIron," said Stephan Niewohner, Project Manager, Mobile Application at CLAAS.

    MobileIron is managing approximately 3000 mobile devices within the CLAAS group, primarily iPhones and iPads. The mobile IT infrastructure is managed by EBF GmbH, a Cologne-based IT specialist, through the deployment of its Hosted Core model.

    To read the full case study, visit: www.mobileiron.com/en/customers/case-studies/CLAAS

    About MobileIron
    MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.

    About CLAAS
    CLAAS (http://www.claas-group.com) is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery. The company, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is the world leader in another large product group, self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS is also a top performer in agricultural technology on a global scale, with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art agricultural information technology. CLAAS employs 11,300 people worldwide and reported a turnover of 3.6 billion euros in the financial year 2016.

    To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mobileiron-and-incapptic-connect-help-claas-increase-user-productivity-300422092.html

    Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/147891/mobileiron_logo.jpg MobileIron

    CONTACT: Sara Day, MobileIron, +1-650-336-3123, sara@mobileiron.com

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




    Capitol Acquisition Corp. III to Combine with Cision

    Combination to Provide a Public Currency and Financial Flexibility to Expand Cision's Growth and Global Leadership in Media Communication Technology and Analytics

    Combined Company to be Well Positioned to Capitalize on the Rising Importance of Earned Media with a First-of-its-Kind Cloud-Based Platform - the Cision Communications Cloud(TM)

    Investor Conference Call Scheduled for Monday, March 20(th), at 11:00am EDT

    CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The parent company of Cision, a leading global provider of cloud-based earned media solutions, and Capitol Acquisition Corp. III , a public investment vehicle, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Cision will become a publicly listed company with an anticipated initial enterprise value of approximately $2.4 billion.

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    Cision delivers a sophisticated, easy-to-use platform for communicators to reach relevant media influencers and craft compelling campaigns that impact customer behavior. With rich monitoring and analytics, the Cision Communications Cloud(TM) arms brands with the insights they need to link their earned media to strategic business objectives, while aligning it with owned and paid channels. This platform enables companies and brands to build consistent, meaningful and enduring relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence.

    Cision's management team, led by CEO Kevin Akeroyd and CFO Jack Pearlstein, will continue to run the combined company post-transaction. Capitol Chairman and CEO, Mark Ein, will join the combined company's board of directors and serve as Vice Chairman. Capitol's President and CFO, Dyson Dryden, will also join the board.

    "There is a shift in corporate marketing spend to the earned channel driven by its higher ROI and proven success in building brands and the declining efficacy of traditional paid media advertising," said Mark Ein, Chairman and CEO of Capitol. "We are investing in Cision, a market leader, to get behind this large, important trend and position the company for accelerated future growth. We think the combined company will deliver superior returns for investors long into the future."

    The rise of marketing technology is driving increased investment in communications and PR. According to Gartner Inc., marketing technology spend is expected to exceed spend on core enterprise IT by 2017 and is growing at a much faster rate (12% vs. 3%, respectively). With the effectiveness of paid advertising declining, as evidenced by GlobalWebIndex research indicating that 60% of desktop users have used ad-blockers, marketing technology spend is shifting toward earned media channels. These tailwinds, coupled with strategic flexibility provided by the merger, will broaden Cision's market opportunity beyond leadership in global communications intelligence software and services, a $3 billion industry according to Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC, into the marketing software market, which IDC estimates will reach $32 billion by 2018, and ultimately into the broader digital marketing and data markets.

    "This transaction reflects the significant progress Cision has made in its effort to build the most comprehensive media intelligence platform in the world," said GTCR Managing Director Mark Anderson. "We look forward to Cision continuing to expand and accelerate its global leadership position as a public company with access to new sources of capital."

    "We appreciate GTCR's ongoing sponsorship, which has been instrumental in building the business, and with this transaction are thrilled to also partner with Capitol as we execute our vision for the company," said CEO Kevin Akeroyd. "This transaction marks a key milestone for Cision. We are extremely well positioned to accelerate our growth following our acquisition of PR Newswire and the recent launch of the Cision Communications Cloud(TM) which enhanced our scale, comprehensive SaaS product set and global reach."

    "We are excited to partner with the Cision team as they execute on their platform growth strategy," said Dyson Dryden, President and CFO of Capitol. "We believe Kevin's prior experience at Oracle, where he built the Marketing Cloud business unit from a nascent stage into one of the largest Marketing and Ad Tech providers in the industry and Jack's long successful track record, including serving as CFO of four previous GTCR companies, uniquely qualifies them to execute the company's long-term growth plan."

    Summary of Transaction

    Under the terms of the proposed transaction, the combination will be effected through a "contribution and exchange" pursuant to which Cision will be contributed to a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol ("Holdings") that will become a publicly traded entity following a subsequent merger of a subsidiary of Holdings into Capitol. The combined company will have an anticipated initial enterprise value of approximately $2.4 billion implying a 10.5x multiple of projected 2017 Adjusted EBITDA and a multiple of 9.2x projected 2018 Adjusted EBITDA.

    GTCR and current management are retaining 100% of their equity in the company. At closing, current Cision shareholders and current stockholders of Capitol will hold approximately 68% and 32%, respectively, of the issued and outstanding shares of the new publicly traded company's common stock, with GTCR remaining a majority owner. A portion of the consideration to Cision's shareholders will be in the form of incentive earnout shares totaling up to 6 million common shares, issued in 2 million increments when the combined company's stock price reaches $13.00, $16.00 and $19.00 per share.

    The net cash proceeds from this transaction are expected to be used to pay down Cision's existing second lien debt.

    The boards of directors of both Capitol and Cision have unanimously approved the proposed transaction. Completion of the transaction, which is expected in the second quarter of 2017, is subject to approval by Capitol stockholders and other customary closing conditions.

    For additional information on the transaction, see Capitol's Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed promptly and which can be obtained, without charge, at the Securities and Exchange Commission's internet site (http://www.sec.gov [http://www.sec.gov/]).

    Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse served as financial and capital markets advisors to Capitol. PJT Partners served as financial advisor to Cision. Latham & Watkins LLP and Graubard Miller acted as legal advisors to Capitol and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to Cision.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It

    Capitol intends to file a proxy statement, prospectus and other relevant documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to be used at its annual meeting of stockholders to approve the proposed transaction with Cision. The proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CAPITOL, CISION AND HOLDINGS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT, PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement, prospectus and other documents containing important information about Capitol, Cision and Holdings once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov [http://www.sec.gov/]. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Capitol and/or Cision when and if available, can be obtained free of charge on Capitol's website at www.capitolacquisition.com [http://www.capitolacquisition.com/] or by directing a written request to Capitol Acquisition Corp. III, 509 7th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004 or by emailing info@capitolacquisition.com; and/or on Cision's website at www.cision.com [http://www.cision.com/] or by directing a written request to Cision, 130 East Randolph St. 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 or by emailing askcision@cision.com.

    Participants in the Solicitation

    Capitol, Cision, Holdings and their respective directors and executive officers, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Capitol's stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the proposed transaction of Capitol's directors and officers in Capitol's filings with the SEC, including Capitol's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on March 10, 2017. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to Capitol's shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in the Registration Statement for the proposed business combination when available. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed business combination will be included in the Registration Statement that Capitol intends to cause Holdings to file with the SEC.

    No Offer or Solicitation

    This communication shall neither constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

    Conference Call Scheduled

    Capitol will host a conference call to discuss the proposed business combination with the investment community on Monday, March 20(th), at 11:00am EDT. Investors may listen to the conference call by dialing (888) 317-6003 toll-free in the U.S. or (412) 317-6061 internationally and entering conference number 0376345. The presentation slides will be available at www.capitolacquisition.com [http://www.capitolacquisition.com/]. To access the replay, the domestic toll-free access number is (877) 344-7529 and participants should provide the conference number of 10103462.

    About Cision
    Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. As the creator of the Cision Communications Cloud(TM), the first-of-its-kind earned media cloud-based platform, Cision has combined cutting-edge data, analytics, technology and services into a unified communication ecosystem that brands can use to build consistent, meaningful and enduring relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence. Cision solutions also include market-leading media technologies such as PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact. Cision serves over 75,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.cision.com [http://www.cision.com/] or follow @Cision on Twitter.

    About Capitol Acquisition Corp. III
    Capitol Acquisition Corp. III is a public investment vehicle formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or similar business combination. Capitol is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Ein, and President and Chief Financial Officer L. Dyson Dryden. Capitol's securities are quoted on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbols CLAC, CLACW and CLACU. The company, which raised $325 million of cash proceeds in an initial public offering in October 2015, is Capitol's third publicly traded investment vehicle. The first, Capitol Acquisition Corp., created Two Harbors Investment Corp. , a leading mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) and the second, Capitol Acquisition Corp. II, merged with Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. , a global leader in expedition travel.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release includes "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "estimates," "projected," "expects," "anticipates," "forecasts," "plans," "intends," "believes," "seeks," "may," "will," "should," "future," "propose" and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Capitol's or Cision's management's control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include: the inability to complete the transactions contemplated by the proposed business combination; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, the amount of cash available following any redemptions by Capitol stockholders; the ability to meet NASDAQ's listing standards following the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the proposed business combination; costs related to the proposed business combination; Cision's ability to execute on its plans to develop and market new products and the timing of these development programs; Cision's estimates of the size of the markets for its solutions; the rate and degree of market acceptance of Cision's solutions; the success of other competing technologies that may become available; Cision's ability to identify and integrate acquisitions; the performance and security of Cision's services; potential litigation involving Capitol or Cision; and general economic and market conditions impacting demand for Cision's services. Other factors include the possibility that the proposed transaction does not close, including due to the failure to receive required security holder approvals, or the failure of other closing conditions. Neither Capitol nor Cision undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

    Contact:

    Stacey Miller
    Director, Communications
    +1 (301) 683-6038
    stacey.miller@cision.com [mailto:stacey.miller@cision.com]

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    MassRoots Announces One Million Registered UsersCompany continues to expand its user base and market share in the rapidly growing medical cannabis industry

    DENVER, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), a leading technology platform for the medical cannabis industry, announced today that the company has registered more than one million users on its platform. Through its mobile application, MassRoots enables consumers to rate products and strains based on their efficacy (i.e., working well for back-pain or epilepsy) and then presents this information in easy-to-use formats for consumers to make educated purchasing decisions at their local dispensary.

    "MassRoots registering one million users is a significant milestone made possible by the strong support of our shareholders, tireless work of the MassRoots team, and passion of cannabis consumers worldwide," stated MassRoots Chairman and CEO, Mr. Isaac Dietrich. "In the coming days, we'll be releasing a revamped website and updates to our mobile application that will significantly enhance our user experience and can be immediately deployed to our vast user base. With the 4/20 holiday season rapidly approaching, we're preparing for a surge of web traffic, media coverage and user registrations that MassRoots has historically experienced this time of year. We look forward to continuing to expand our market share of cannabis consumers and dispensaries to further drive shareholder value."

    About MassRoots
    MassRoots is one of the largest technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry. The Company's mobile apps enable consumers to make educated cannabis purchasing decisions through community-driven reviews. MassRoots is proud to be affiliated with the leading businesses and organizations in the cannabis industry, including the ArcView Group and National Cannabis Industry Association. For more information, please visit MassRoots.com/Investors.

    Forward-looking Statements
    Certain matters discussed in this announcement contain statements, estimates and projections about the growth of MassRoots' business, potential partnerships, new features, and related business strategy. Such statements, estimates and projections may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time. MassRoots undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The recipient of this information is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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    MassRoots, Inc.

    CONTACT: For Press Only, Isaac Dietrich, Isaac@MassRoots.com

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




    Industry's first multiphase bidirectional current controller from TIHighly integrated buck-boost controller efficiently transfers power between dual automotive battery systems

    DALLAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced the industry's first fully integrated multiphase bidirectional DC/DC current controller, which efficiently transfers electric power greater than 500 W per phase between dual 48-V and 12-V automotive battery systems. The highly integrated LM5170-Q1 analog controller features an innovative average current-mode control method that overcomes the challenges of today's high-component-count, full digital control schemes. For more information, samples and an evaluation module, see www.ti.com/lm5170q1-pr.

    TI will demonstrate the LM5170-Q1 controller in booth No. 701 at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Tampa, Florida, March 27-29, 2017. The LM5170-Q1 is the latest in TI's portfolio of industry-leading DC/DC converters, controllers and charge pumps, enabling engineers to innovate and differentiate their power supply designs.

    Hybrid electric vehicles use both a high-voltage 48-V battery and the standard 12-V automotive battery. Design engineers typically manage these dual battery systems using a digital control scheme, which includes multiple discrete components such as current-sense amplifiers, gate drivers and protection circuits. These full digital control schemes are bulky and expensive. To solve this challenge while improving performance and system reliability, TI offers a mixed architecture in which the microcontroller handles higher-level intelligent management, and the highly integrated LM5170-Q1 analog controller provides the power conversion. Read the blog post, "Interconnecting automotive 48V and 12V rails in dual battery systems," to learn how to overcome the challenges of designing a power supply for hybrid electric vehicles.

    LM5170-Q1 key features and benefits

    --  Unique design for optimized system cost and performance: The LM5170-Q1's
    average current-mode control method improves performance, simplifies
    implementation and reduces cost. Read the blog post, "Selecting a
    bidirectional converter control scheme," to find out how TI's average
    current-mode control method compares to conventional control schemes.
    --  High accuracy: The controller's 1 percent accurate bidirectional current
    regulation ensures precise power transfer.
    --  Power efficient: The LM5170-Q1 achieves greater than 97 percent
    efficiency.
    --  High precision: The controller monitors current with up to 99 percent
    accuracy.
    --  High power: Integrated 5-A peak half-bridge gate drivers for high power
    capability.
    --  Superior performance: Diode emulation mode of the synchronous rectifier
    MOSFETs prevents negative current and enhances light load efficiency.
    --  Automotive quality: The LM5170-Q1 is AEC-Q100 qualified. Download the
    white paper "Driving the green revolution in transportation," to learn
    how advanced electronics are increasing the automation, safety, comfort
    and convenience of electric vehicles.
    

    Availability, packaging and pricing
    Available in volume now through the TI store and authorized distributors, the LM5170-Q1 is offered in a 48-pin, 9-mm by 9-mm quad flat package (QFP) and priced at US$5.84 in 1,000-unit quantities. Order the LM5170EVM-BIDIR evaluation module, and download the PSpice transient model and LM5170-Q1 quick-start DC/DC synchronous buck converter design tool.

    Find out more about TI's power management portfolio

    --  Search for and download a power-supply reference design from the TI
    Designs library.
    --  Search for solutions, get help and share knowledge in the TI E2E(TM)
    Community Power Management forum.
    

    About Texas Instruments
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog integrated circuits (ICs) and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

    Trademarks
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    CONTACT: Gayle Bullock, Texas Instruments, 669-721-3133,
    gayle.bullock@ti.com; or Paige Iven, Golin, 972-249-0978, piven@golin.com

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




    Level 3 Colombia Receives ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification for Its Network Management Services

    BOGOTA, Colombia, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Colombia S.A, a subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, Inc. , received the International ISO 9001:2008 quality certification for its network management and administration services for the fourth consecutive year. This certification revalidates the current certificate until September 2018, which covers the provision of administration services, availability management, capacity management, problem management and change management.

    Learn more about Level 3's professional services: http://www.level3.com/en/products/professional-services/

    Key Facts:

    --  This industry standard confirms the network processes customers request
    are executed in a high-quality manner. This includes how Level 3
    receives, analyzes and executes service change orders.
    --  Level 3 maintains an ongoing improvement and measurement process program
    for its professional services. This constant upkeep enables Level 3 to
    optimize its quality of professional services solutions.
    --  This worldwide quality management certification confirms Level 3's
    commitment to maintaining the highest level of professional services
    management and processes to meet or exceed international standards.
    

    About the Certification:

    --  The ISO 9001:2008 norm is an international standard that confirms and
    underscores the commitment of Level 3 Colombia S.A. to optimize its
    network management processes based on eight factors: leadership;
    customer orientation; participation of personnel; focus on process
    management and management system; continuous improvement; focus based on
    facts and data for making decisions; and excellent relations with
    providers.
    --  The company obtained the ISO 9001:2008 certification after an extensive
    audit conducted by Cotecna (Cotecna Quality Resources), an international
    leader in inspection, verification and certification of management
    systems.
    

    Key Quote:

    Pablo Yanez, Regional Vice President of Connectivity, Media & IP, Level 3 Latin America

    "Level 3's regular customer reports and updates are validated by this international certification. This translates to great benefits for our customers. They have access to managed services that are internationally certified for their high level of performance."

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

    (C) Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    Forward-Looking Statement
    Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact Information Media: Investors: D. Nikki Wheeler Mark Stoutenberg +1 720-888-0560 +1 720-888-2518 nikki.wheeler@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com Paula Vivo Latin America +55 11-3957-2424 paula.vivo@level3.com

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    Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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




    Millicom Appoints Michel Morin as VP Investor Relations

    LUXEMBOURG, Mar 20, 2017 Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom") announced today it has appointed Michel Morin as VP Investor Relations starting March 20, 2017, reporting to Millicom's CFO, Tim Pennington.

    Michel joins Millicom from Morgan Stanley where he was Executive Director LatAm TMT Research. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Michel was Director for Latin American Telecom & Media Equity Research at Barclays. Previously, he was a Senior Director at Merrill Lynch and a Senior Consultant at Andersen Consulting. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).

    Commenting on the appointment, Tim Pennington said "I am delighted to welcome Michel to Millicom, a company with which he is already very familiar. He brings extensive market and sector experience to our Investor Relations function and will be a valuable addition to the Millicom team. I would like to thank David Boyd, who has led the Investor Relations team on an interim basis."

    For further information, please contact

    Press:
    Vivian Kobeh, Corporate Communications Director
    Tel: +1-305-476-7352 / +1-305-302-2858 / press@millicom.com [mailto:press@millicom.com]

    Investors:
    David Boyd, Interim Investor Relations Director
    Tel: +44-20-3249-2413 / investors@millicom.com [mailto:investors@millicom.com]

    Mauricio Pinzon, Investor Relations Manager
    Tel: +44-20-3249-2460 / investors@millicom.com [mailto:investors@millicom.com]

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    IBM and SecureKey Technologies to Deliver Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Network for ConsumersCollaboration between leaders in blockchain and identity authentication to help increase privacy, security and trust for consumers worldwide

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM InterConnect - IBM and SecureKey Technologies today announced they are working together to enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network based on IBM Blockchain. The network will be designed to make it easier for consumers to verify they are who they say they are, in a privacy-enhanced, security-rich and efficient way. When launched later this year, consumers can use the network to instantly verify their identity for services such as new bank accounts, driver's licenses or utilities.

    To create a highly secure, global and enterprise-ready ecosystem for sharing identity requires both advanced federated identity technology and blockchain technology specifically designed for regulated industries. Together SecureKey and IBM are developing a digital identity and attribute sharing network using IBM's Blockchain service which is built on top of the Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Fabric v1.0. As a permissioned blockchain, the Hyperledger Fabric is an essential component in delivering services that comply with regulations where data protection and confidentiality matter.

    The network is currently in the testing phase in Canada, and once it goes live later in 2017 Canadian consumers will be able to opt-in to the new blockchain-based service using a mobile app. Consumers - or network members - will be able to control what identifying information they share from trusted credentials to the organizations of their choice, for those organizations to quickly and efficiently validate the consumer's identity and arrange new services. For example, if a consumer has proven their identity with their bank and a credit agency, they can grant permission to share their data with a utility to create a new account. Since the bank and the credit agency have already gone through extensive verification of the consumer's identity, the utility can choose to rely on the fact that the information is verified, and the consumer can be approved for new services.

    "What IBM is building with SecureKey and members of the digital identity ecosystem in Canada, including major banks, telecom companies and government agencies, will help tackle the toughest challenges surrounding identity," said Marie Wieck, general manager, IBM Blockchain. "This method is an entirely different approach to identity verification, and together with SecureKey, we have a head start on putting it on the blockchain. This is a prime example of the type of innovation permissioned blockchain networks can accelerate."

    "Hyperledger Fabric is by far the most advanced permissioned-blockchain technology available today, in my opinion, both in protecting user data and allowing us to work within the context of industry and country privacy laws," said Greg Wolfond, Founder and CEO, SecureKey Technologies. "Among the many contributors to Hyperledger Fabric including SecureKey, IBM is a standout innovator that has proven that they can rapidly bring blockchain solutions to production. We are very excited to enter into this formal agreement that will benefit consumers around the world."

    Canada's leading banks, including BMO, CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank and TD joined the digital identity ecosystem in October, 2016, investing $27M collectively in SecureKey. The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and the Command Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analytics (CCICADA), a research center of excellence funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, have also provided funding to bring the new approach to digital identity to market. SecureKey's leadership in identity is evidenced by its association with industry leaders and regulators such as DIACC, Privacy By Design, NIST, FIDO, OIX, Kantara and the Linux Foundation.

    "Our goal for this partnership is to accelerate the pace at which we can develop a service to help consumers better manage, protect and control their digital assets and identity, and ultimately provide our customers with greater convenience and a better overall experience," said Andrew Irvine, Head of Commercial Banking and Partnerships, BMO Bank of Montreal.

    "Implementing forward thinking innovation is key to ensuring our clients have the best possible experience in today's digital environment," said Todd Roberts, Senior Vice President, Innovation, CIBC. "We are pleased to continue working with SecureKey to implement leading edge technology that protects our clients' security and privacy in the digital ecosystem."

    "We believe that combining SecureKey's expertise and innovation in identity and the technological knowledge and leadership of Hyperledger Fabric and IBM Blockchain's High Security Business Network will be foundational in delivering a great identity solution for consumers in Canada and also help pave the way at the international level," said Patrice Group.

    "Collaborating with partners like SecureKey and IBM in the development and implementation of solutions that make our clients' interactions secure and seamless is essential to meeting evolving expectations in a digital world," said Eddy Ortiz, VP, Solution Acceleration and Innovation, RBC. "Canada has an important opportunity to innovate with emerging technologies like blockchain to advance digital identity in Canada."

    "Scotiabank is embracing digital technologies like blockchain to offer a superior customer experience and to make it easier for customers to bank with us whenever they want and wherever they are," said Mike Henry, Executive Vice President, Retail Payments, Deposits and Unsecured Lending, Scotiabank. "We are pleased to work with SecureKey and other innovative partners to provide Canadian consumers with an easy and secure privacy-enhanced digital ID process."

    "Helping Canadians control the security of their personal data to reduce the risk of fraud online, in person, or over the phone is innovating with purpose," said Rizwan Khalfan, Chief Digital Officer, TD. "We are thrilled to work with SecureKey and its partners in the creation of an innovative identity ecosystem designed to allow our customers to digitally and securely validate their identity, when and how they want to."

    About SecureKey Technologies
    SecureKey is a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications. SecureKey enables next generation privacy-enhancing identity and authentication network for conveniently connecting people to critical online services using a digital credential they already have and trust. SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.securekey.com.

    About IBM
    IBM is the leader in secure open-source blockchain solutions built for the enterprise. As an early member of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, IBM is dedicated to supporting the development of openly-governed blockchains. IBM has worked with more than 400 clients across financial services, supply chains, IoT, risk management, digital rights management and healthcare to implement blockchain applications delivered via the IBM Cloud. For more information about IBM Blockchain, visit www.ibm.com/blockchain.

    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing.

    For more information, visit: https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/. For the IBM InterConnect Press Kit, visit: ibm.biz/IBMInterConnect2017. Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

    For more information, please contact:

    Sarah Kirk-Douglas, Director of Marketing
    SecureKey Technologies
    +1 905 251 6502
    sarah.douglas@securekey.com

    Holli Haswell
    IBM
    +1 720 396 5485
    hhaswell@us.ibm.com

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    Accelerating the Move to 5G, Oclaro Unveils Industry's First I-Temp Tunable SFP+ and Announces Volume Production of I-Temp SFP28 LR- I-temp (-40 to 85C) now a mandatory requirement of 5G wireless fronthaul systems with equipment located outside the office- 25G SFP28 LR I-temp enables carriers to upgrade from 10G to 25G with new equipment, while the 10G TSFP+ I-temp can be leveraged in existing equipment and WDM systems- Provides Oclaro customers with flexibility in designing next-generation 5G networks based on power consumption, build-out costs and required bandwidth

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. , a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced two new industrial temperature (I-temp) transceivers designed to drive the market transition to 5G wireless fronthaul systems. Utilizing these two new products, Oclaro customers will have the flexibility to choose either a 10G TSFP+ I-temp that can fit a WDM fronthaul system into a next generation 5G wireless network, or a 25G SFP28 LR I-temp that significantly increases data capacity and offers industry-leading low power consumption.

    "The 5G market is being fueled by the steady increase in data traffic and our goal is to provide our customers with flexible solutions that can get them to market quickly and within their cost requirements," said Yves LeMaitre, President of Oclaro's Optical Connectivity Business Unit. "Our new 10G TSFP+I-temp is ideal for cost-sensitive customers who want to save on fiber and installation fees, while the SFP28 LR I-temp enables carriers to significantly increase bandwidth."

    About the 10G TSFP+ I-temp
    The TSFP+ is Oclaro's latest product offering to include I-temp and follows the company's 10G TSFP+ C-temp and E-temp, which are both shipping today. The TSFP+ is vertically integrated through the use of Oclaro's in-house ILMZ chip and its custom-designed TOSA and TSFP+ technology. Oclaro achieved 85C operation by optimizing the operation temperature of the ILMZ chip and it achieved -40C operation by developing TEC to lower power consumption. Oclaro also improved the power dissipation of key components and driving conditions of the TSFP+ I-temp to enable wide temperature operation between -40 to 85C.

    Oclaro expects to begin sampling the 10G TSFP+ I-temp in April 2017 with volume production anticipated in calendar Q3 2017.

    About the SFP28 LR I-temp
    In volume production today, the Oclaro SFP28 LR I-temp transceiver is designed for enterprise switches, next generation 5G mobile fronthaul networks, data center switches and access applications where data rates are increasing from 10Gbit/s to 25Gbit/s and 40Gbit/s to 100Gbit/s. The SFP28 LR I-temp leverages Oclaro's world-class 1310nm 28 Gbit/s DML laser chip. Oclaro also developed a 28Gbit/s TO-CAN TOSA for this product using its existing and proven 10G TOSA packaging technology. The SFP28 LR I-temp leverages Oclaro's in-house 25G DML laser chip operating up to 120C to eliminate the need for a TEC and provides low power consumption of 1.0W max based on excellent slop efficiency, which is critical for wireless systems.

    About Oclaro
    Oclaro, Inc. , is a leader in optical components and modules for the long-haul, metro and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation and photonics integration, Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit www.oclaro.com or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.

    Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information in this release is subject to change without notice.

    Media Contact Info:
    Kelly Karr
    Tanis Communications, Inc.
    408-718-9350
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    New Oriental Announces Xun Cheng's Listing on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations in China

    BEIJING, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (the "Company" or "New Oriental") , the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced that Beijing New Oriental Xuncheng Network Technology Co., Ltd. ("Xun Cheng"), an consolidated entity of the Company that operates the Company's online education platform, Koolearn.com, has received the approval from the National Equities Exchange and Quotations Co., Ltd. of the listing of Xun Cheng's shares on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (the "NEEQ") in China. As previously announced in July 2016, Koolearn.com submitted an application for the listing and open transfer of shares on the NEEQ.

    Xun Cheng's shares will start trading on the NEEQ from March 21, 2017. New Oriental will continue to consolidate the financial results of Xun Cheng after the listing.

    This press release is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, in the United States or elsewhere, and it is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

    About New Oriental

    New Oriental is the largest provider of private educational services in China based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. New Oriental offers a wide range of educational programs, services and products consisting primarily of English and other foreign language training, test preparation courses for major admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the PRC and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online education. New Oriental's ADSs, each of which represents one common share, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "EDU."

    For more information about New Oriental, please visit http://www.neworiental.org/english/ .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confidence" and similar statements. New Oriental may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about New Oriental's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and New Oriental undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

    Contacts

    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    In China:
    Ms. Cara O'Brien
    FTI Consulting
    Tel: +852-3768-4537
    Email: cara.obrien@fticonsulting.com

    Ms. Sisi Zhao
    New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
    Tel: +86-10-6260-5568
    Email: zhaosisi@xdf.cn

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    New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.

    Web site: http://www.neworiental.org/english//
    http://english.neworiental.org/




    IBM Launches New Developer Tools for Financial ServicesCognitive, Blockchain, Analytics Technologies Available for Faster Development and Deployment

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM InterConnect - IBM today announced the launch of the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to offer the essential building blocks for the creation of financial services apps on the IBM Cloud.

    More than 100,000 individual and enterprise developers from the financial services industry already turn to IBM monthly for insight and support. Now these and more will have access to APIs, data, and content to build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale for FinTechs, banks, wealth management firms and insurance companies.

    Initially available in beta, developers will also have the ability to build in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics, security, privacy and compliance readiness to help reduce the time needed for development and testing. The new tools can simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers to use IBM services or combine them with their own data. "We have extensive expertise in financial services with 97 percent of the world's largest banks relying on IBM. At the same time, IBM has become the leading AI platform for business," said Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President, Industry Platforms. "Our experience across financial services and in the commercial deployment of AI with enterprise and start up builders has informed these new tools. We're excited to see how they put them to work to quickly create the latest solutions powered by cognitive computing and blockchain for everything from new payments directives support, and even regtech solutions."

    With the support of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank of Singapore, IBM also developed the Singapore FinTech Hub, which is linked to IBM's financial services developer cloud. The Hub will serve as a catalyst to support Singapore FinTechs by providing information about local policies and developments in the ecosystem, access to cognitive and other APIs, insight to accelerate innovation, and a platform to showcase made-in-Singapore solutions to the world. "The launch of the hub will help accelerate the growth and influence of Singapore-based FinTech companies to be part of the worldwide ecosystem of API providers. Their solutions and APIs will become available to the global developer community, expanding their market reach beyond Singapore," said Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS.

    IBM Bolsters Partner Ecosystem for Financial Services
    IBM is extending its current Business Partner program by providing additional benefits and further support for partners aligned with the financial services industry. Initial FinTechs offering their financial services focused APIs on the financial services developer cloud include Accern, Actiance, Bondevalue, Dow Jones, Eigencat, Envestnet|Yodlee, Opentopic, Plaid, PolicyPal, Quovo, Riskspan, TagniFi and Xignite. "Partnering with IBM brings us one step closer toward our goal of building an inclusive financial services ecosystem, giving industry institutions and their customers access to critical infrastructure by marrying IBM's institutional knowledge with Plaid's technical expertise," said Sima Gandhi, Head of Business Development and Strategy at Plaid. As clients place increasing value on industry-specific as-a-service solutions, ISVs play an important role as they collaborate on the IBM Cloud to deliver cloud native applications and cloud-enable existing applications. These companies are working with IBM to help extend their data, microservices and content to reach more clients in the industry. Advisory services help ISVs enhance their intellectual property. Technical and sales support, reference architectures and support for developing and using APIs also help IBM partners transform the industry. ISVs participating in the program and building and deploying innovative solutions on Bluemix include Avoka, Majesco, TCS BaNCS and others.

    IBM Business Partner Solution Hubs such as those in London, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Dallas, Paris, Nice, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart, Sao Paulo, Bangalore, and Shanghai will provide direct access to IBM expertise to help partners commercialize financial services solutions with cognitive and cloud technology from IBM. The hubs bring together the best in IBM Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile and Extreme Programming to help transform the banking, capital, and insurance markets. This will enable IBM clients, partners and developers to come together to build new relationships with innovators and foster co-creation.

    Developers and partners can access the IBM Cloud for Financial Services at https://developer.ibm.com/finance.

    About IBM Watson Financial Services
    IBM is working with organizations across the financial services industry to use IBM Cloud, cognitive, regtech and blockchain technology to address their business challenges. Banking, wealth management and insurance are some of the areas poised for dramatic change by using cognitive and AI capabilities provided by IBM Watson Financial Services.

    For more information about IBM Watson Financial Services, visit https://www.ibm.com/watson/financial-services/.

    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing. For more information, visit: https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/. Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

    Contact:
    Christina Trejo
    IBM Media Relations
    christina.trejo@ibm.com
    848.702.4607

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




    IBM Announces New Pricing Model to Change Economics of Cloud Storage-- Simplified, cost-reducing cold storage pricing model now available across cloud object storage services-- New cold storage service designed to significantly reduce data recovery times-- Expanded partnership with NetApp broadens options for cloud storage adoption

    LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM InterConnect -- IBM today unveiled new additions to the IBM Cloud Object Storage family. The company is offering clients new choices for archival data and a new pricing model to more easily apply intelligence to unpredictable data patterns using analytics and cognitive tools. IBM also announced an expanded partnership with NetApp that provides NetApp customers with more ways to take advantage of IBM Cloud.

    Businesses typically have to manage across three types of data workloads: "hot" for data that's frequently accessed and used; "cool" for data that's infrequently accessed and used; and "cold" for archival data. Cold storage is often defined as cheaper, but slower; for example, if a business uses cold storage, it typically has to wait extended periods of time to access data, limiting the ability to rapidly use that data to derive insights. As a result, there is a tendency to store data in more expensive hot storage.

    IBM's new cloud storage service, IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex (Flex), uses a "pay as you use" model of storage tiers potentially lowering the price by 53 percent compared to AWS S3 IA(1) and 75 percent compared to Azure GRS Cool Tier.(2) Flex is a new cloud storage service offering simplified pricing for clients whose data usage patterns are difficult to predict. Flex enables clients to benefit from the cost savings of cold storage for rarely accessed data, while maintaining high accessibility to all data.

    Additionally, the IBM Cloud Object Storage Cold Vault (Cold Vault) service gives clients access to cold storage data on the IBM Cloud and is designed to lead the category for cold data recovery times among major competitors. Cold Vault joins the existing Standard and Vault tiers to complete a range of cloud storage tiers that are available with expanded expertise and methods via Bluemix and through the IBM Bluemix Garages.

    "Clients need faster access to more of their data to become cognitive businesses with a deep understanding of markets and customer needs," said John Morris, general manager, IBM Cloud Object Storage. "IBM's new cloud storage services and innovative pricing model provides clients an efficient and less expensive way to act on insights from unpredictable data patterns."

    IBM and NetApp expand partnership with new cloud object storage solutions

    NetApp and IBM are expanding a long-standing partnership with the launch of new capabilities that allow NetApp customers to take advantage of IBM Cloud.

    NetApp's AltaVault(3) cloud backup solutions will now automatically be able to send backups to IBM Cloud Object Storage on IBM Cloud. Incorporating native support for IBM Cloud Object Storage into AltaVault solutions allows NetApp users to deploy backup data to the IBM Cloud. It helps reduce unnecessary data center expansion and enables AltaVault users to take advantage of IBM Cloud Object Storage's flexibility, security and regional fault tolerance.

    "Our expanded partnership with IBM provides NetApp customers with new ways to take advantage of elastic cloud economics using IBM Cloud," said Henri Richard, executive vice president, Worldwide Field and Customer Operations, NetApp. "These new solutions further the progress of our Data Fabric strategy and strengthen our leadership in helping customers seamlessly manage their data in the hybrid cloud era."

    As part of the agreement, NetApp will offer backup and archival solutions that integrate with IBM Cloud Object Storage via sales channels.

    This announcement complements IBM's resiliency services including those offered through IBM Global Business Services.

    InterConnect is IBM's cloud and cognitive conference where more than 20,000 developers, clients and partners are being introduced to the latest advancements in cloud computing through 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications. IBM is positioning both enterprise and startup clients for success with a complete portfolio of cloud services and marquee partnerships, supporting a wide range of applications including: big data, analytics, blockchain and cognitive computing.

    For more information, visit: https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/. For the IBM InterConnect Press Kit, visit: ibm.biz/IBMInterConnect2017. Engage in the conversation through @IBMCloud and #ibminterconnect.

    Availability

    --  IBM Cloud Object Storage Cold Vault is available in IBM Bluemix.
    --  IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex will be available via IBM Bluemix in Q2
    2017.
    --  IBM Bluemix Garage locations worldwide, starting in April, will be able
    to work with clients on digital transformation journeys inclusive of IBM
    Cloud Object Storage.
    

    About IBM

    For more information on IBM Cloud Object Storage, visit www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/products/storage/object-storage/.

    Footnotes

    (1) IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex Cross-Region vs. S3 "Hot": Standard bucket in AWS US East ("primary") with Cross Region Replication to S3 Infrequent Access bucket in US West Oregon ("replica") and vs. S3 "Cool": S3 Infrequent Access bucket in AWS US East with Cross Region Replication to S3 Infrequent Access bucket in US West Oregon. All S3 access assumed through "primary" bucket. Pricing based on Amazon US list prices as of 3/6/2017 and announced IBM Cloud Object Storage "Flex" pricing with planned availability for April 2017. Price includes storage capacity, API operations, and cross-region data replication charges (S3 only). Price comparisons exclude outbound internet data transfer charges. Usage based pricing comparison based on specific workload assumptions -actual customer charges will vary depending on workload, storage capacity, object sizes, data access patterns, storage tier, redundancy options, and other factors. Pricing for this comparison based on the following workload assumptions:

    --  Mixed footprint of 5% "small" and 95% "large" objects (by capacity),
    Average object sizes: Small = 3MB, Large = 275MB
    --  Monthly access patterns: "Hot": 80% read, 50% written, 5% listed.
    "Cool": 10% read, 50% written, 5% listed. All objects assumed retained
    at least 30 days.
    

    IBM Cloud Object Storage: https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/products/storage/object-storage/public-service/

    Amazon AWS S3: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/crr.html, https://aws.amazon.com/s3/faqs/#crr, https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing

    (2)

    IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex Cross-Region vs. Azure Hot GRS in East US 2 (Primary) and vs. Azure Cool GRS in East US 2 (Primary). Pricing based on Azure US list prices as of 3/6/2017 and announced IBM Cloud Object Storage "Flex" pricing with planned availability for April 2017. Price includes storage capacity, API operations, and data replication charges (Azure only). Price comparisons exclude outbound internet data transfer charges. Usage based pricing comparison based on specific workload assumptions -actual customer charges will vary depending on workload, storage capacity, object sizes, data access patterns, storage tier, redundancy options, and other factors. Pricing for this comparison based on the following workload assumptions:

    --  Mixed footprint of 5% "small" and 95% "large" objects (by capacity),
    Average object sizes: Small = 3MB, Large = 275MB
    --  Monthly access patterns: "Hot": 80% read, 50% written, 5% listed.
    "Cool": 10% read, 50% written, 5% listed.
    

    IBM Cloud Object Storage: https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/products/storage/object-storage/public-service/

    Azure GRS: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/blobs, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-blob-storage-tiers

    (3 )NETAPP, the NETAPP logo and AltaVault are trademarks of NetApp, Inc.

    Media Contact:
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    IBM Media Relations
    (617) 455-9627
    vitarelli@us.ibm.com

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    Oracle Unveils Latest Innovations in Oracle Prime Projects Cloud ServiceNew Lean Construction and Capital Improvement Program capabilities enhance Oracle Construction and Engineering's comprehensive project success platform

    ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle Industry Connect -- Oracle today announced the latest innovations to Oracle Prime Projects Cloud Service, Oracle Construction and Engineering's powerful project success platform.

    The new Oracle Prime Projects capabilities, Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution and Oracle Capital Improvement Program Solution, add innovative project execution and capital planning features to Oracle Construction and Engineering's suite of cloud solutions. Oracle Prime Projects enables users to manage all aspects of the project lifecycle from ideation to execution to delivery.

    By providing real-time visibility into project cost, schedules, risk, and performance information, Oracle Prime Projects empowers stakeholders to make better decisions and deliver better outcomes across all stages of the project lifecycle. The cloud suite is mobile ready, offers built-in analytics, and features robust workflows and social tools to enable rich, real-time collaboration on mission-critical activities.

    Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution
    Oracle Lean Scheduling is a unique,-purpose-built cloud solution that integrates both critical path method (CPM) and Lean scheduling methods into a single, integrated engineering and construction production system. The solution simplifies the scheduling processes required to bridge the gap between CPM master schedulers and last planners, connecting the field office with the enterprise. The solution also breaks down similar silos in product manufacturing, connecting processes and data in an integrated system to optimize engineer-to-order and other complex manufacturing methods. Oracle Lean Scheduling is built to complement the power of Oracle's industry-leading Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management platform, offering unmatched coordination, commitment, and community for engineering and construction projects, programs, and enterprises.

    Oracle Capital Improvement Program Solution (Oracle CIP)
    With a growing backlog of infrastructure demands and shrinking budgets, many public entities struggle to decide where to allocate scarce resources for the greatest impact. Oracle Capital Improvement Program leverages cloud architecture to help eliminate data silos and facilitate collaborative tasks across departments, improving enterprise decision making for customers such as cities, counties, airports, and school districts. Robust workflows and reporting capabilities enable organizations to automate, integrate and simplify steps in their multi-year portfolio planning and budgeting process. These process improvements help public entities better identify, prioritize, and plan their capital portfolios in a transparent, credible, and coordinated manner.

    "Oracle Prime Projects provides organizations of any size with an easy-to-use, integrated cloud platform to manage the myriad complex processes associated with planning, building, and operating critical assets," said Mike Sicilia, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Construction and Engineering. "These latest innovations address key customer challenges and enhance the power of the Oracle Prime Projects platform to deliver superior outcomes in the cloud."

    For more information about Oracle Construction and Engineering, please visit http://bit.ly/2lTU3Zr.

    About Oracle
    Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of Cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle , visit www.oracle.com.

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    CONTACT: Judi Palmer, Oracle, 1.650.784.7901, judi.palmer@oracle.com; Kris
    Reeves, Blanc & Otus PR for Oracle, 1.415.856.5145,
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    Web site: http://www.oracle.com/




    CDI Corp. To Explore Strategic Alternatives To Maximize Stockholder Value, Engages Financial Adviser

    PHILADELPHIA, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (the "Company"), a leading provider of engineering and information technology talent, project and managed services, today announced that it has initiated a process to identify and evaluate strategic alternatives to maximize stockholder value. As part of this process, it has engaged Houlihan Lokey, a leading investment banking firm, as financial advisor to assist it in exploring a potential sale of the Company. Strategic alternatives will be evaluated in combination with the Company's ongoing transformation that focuses on disciplined operations and sales effectiveness.

    Michael S. Castleman, President and Interim CEO stated, "As the Board carefully considers potential strategic avenues to enhance value, the management team and the thousands of associates at CDI remain focused on our ongoing transformation to accelerate growth and expand profitability. We are excited about the Company's prospects and ability to enhance shareholder value under our transformation strategy, regardless of the outcome of a strategic alternative process."

    As communicated in conjunction with the Company's fourth quarter 2016 earnings release, CDI's transformation plan is founded on common business pillars to deliver improved operating performance. In particular, the Company is executing several enterprise-wide programs to drive revenue through deeper penetration of existing clients and industry verticals, acceleration of higher-end IT services, and unification of its operating platform to create enhanced effectiveness and operating leverage.

    There can be no assurance that this process will result in any transaction, or that any transaction, if pursued, will be consummated. The Company may not disclose further developments with respect to this strategic review process, unless and until its Board of Directors approves a specific transaction or otherwise concludes this review of strategic alternatives.

    In connection with this review of strategic alternatives, the Company will be moving its Annual Shareholder Meeting to the fourth quarter of this year in order to allow the process to be concluded and to allow shareholders to act with the benefit of knowing the results of this effort.

    Company Information

    CDI Corp. seeks to create extraordinary outcomes with our clients by delivering solutions based on highly skilled and professional talent. Our business is comprised of four segments: Enterprise Talent, Specialty Talent & Technology Solutions, Engineering Solutions and MRI. We provide engineering, information technology and staffing solutions to clients. Our clients are in multiple industries, including energy, chemicals, infrastructure, aerospace, industrial equipment, technology, and also include municipal and state governments, and the U.S. Department of Defense. We have offices and delivery centers in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, we also provide recruiting and staffing services through our global MRINetwork((R)) of franchisees. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com.

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    CDI Corp.

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Vance Edelson, ICR LLC, 215-278-8230,
    InvestorRelations@CDICorp.com; Media Contact: Jason Chudoba, ICR LLC,
    646-277-1249, Jason.Chudoba@ICRInc.com

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

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