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PHOENIX, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Water Resources Inc., ("the Company"), (NASDAQ: GWRS), (TSX: GWR), announced that the nominees listed in the Proxy Statement, dated March 29, 2021, for the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders ("the Meeting") were selected as Directors of the Company. As of the March 17, 2021 record date for the determination of the shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting, 22,587,996 shares of common stock were outstanding and eligible to vote. A total of 19,197,507 shares were voted in person or by proxy at the meeting. The results of the vote for the election of the Directors at the Meeting were as follows: Votes For% of Total SharesVoted Votes Withheld% of TotalShares Voted Broker Non-Votes% of TotalShares VotedRon L. Fleming18,292,901 95.29% 114,499 0.60% 790,107 4.12% Richard M. Alexander15,020,223 78.24% 3,387,177 17.64% 790,107 4.12% Debra G. Coy15,719,846 81.88% 2,687,554 14.00% 790,107 4.12% Brett Huckelbridge18,210,361 94.86% 197,039 1.03% 790,107 4.12% David Rousseau18,300,515 95.33% 106,885 0.56% 790,107 4.12% Jonathan L. Levine18,291,189 95.28% 116,211 0.61% 790,107 4.12% Andrew M. Cohen18,275,545 95.20% 131,855 0.69% 790,107 4.12% In addition, at the Meeting, the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 was ratified. The results of the vote were as follows: Votes For% of TotalShares Voted Votes Against% of TotalShares Voted Abstentions% of TotalShares Voted Broker Non-Votes% of TotalShares Voted19,166,09099.84% 3,6110.02% 27,8060.14% ——% About Global Water Resources Global Water Resources, Inc. is a leading water resource management company that owns and operates 16 utilities which provide water, wastewater, and recycled water services. The company’s service areas are located primarily in growth corridors around metropolitan Phoenix. Global Water recycles nearly 1 billion gallons of water annually. The company has been recognized for its highly effective implementation of Total Water Management (TWM). TWM is an integrated approach to managing the entire water cycle by owning and operating water, wastewater, and recycled water utilities within the same geographic area in order to maximize the beneficial use of recycled water. TWM includes additional smart water management programs such as remote metering infrastructure and other advanced technologies, rate designs, and incentives that result in real conservation. TWM helps protect water supplies in water-scarce areas experiencing population growth. To learn more, visit www.gwresources.com. Company Contact:Michael J. Liebman SVP and CFOTel (480) 999-5104 firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Relations:Ron Both or Grant StudeCMA Investor Relations Tel (949) 432-7566GWRS@cma.team
Financial Results Financial Results EBITDA for the year stood at INR 5085 MillionNet Profit for the year was INR 1585 Million CHENNAI, India, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS: Revenue for the year was INR 24,320 Million, an increase of 6% over last year.EBITDA for the year was INR 5085 Million, an increase of 25% over last year.Profit before Tax for the year was INR 1599 Million, an increase of 57% over last year.Net Profit for the year was INR 1585 Million.Deferred Tax Asset of INR 600 Million has been recognised at the end of the year based on assessment of reasonable certainty of future taxable income in the individual entities of the group. In future, Tax expense comprising Current tax and Deferred tax would be in line with the effective tax rate.CAPEX spent for the year was INR 3483 Million.Cash balance at the end of the year was INR 5438 Million. MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY Mr. Raju Vegesna, Chairman, said, “India is in the grip of the second wave of the COVID pandemic and governments have reintroduced lockdowns to deal with the calamity. The first wave was a wakeup call for large companies to increase their investment in automation, and that has helped insulate them to a large measure this time around. Now that the merits of automation have been firmly established, we should see more mid-sized businesses adopt automation aggressively. The new normal has blurred the lines between work and home environment, calling for businesses to invest in security of their data over public networks. The challenge is in ensuring public networks are as secure and resilient as corporate networks. That said, we wish for the scourge of the pandemic to be eradicated so that people and livelihoods can return to the old normal.” Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, said, “A year into the pandemic, all the industries - small, medium or large have accelerated their digital transformation and cloud adoption drive to be able to sustain and grow their businesses in a changed environment. Work from anywhere, movement to hybrid cloud platform, strengthening of disaster recovery plans to enable business continuity, application modernization – all these market trends find a natural solution in Sify’s 'Cloud@core' model and offerings. The other important highlight is the growth of Hyperscale CSPs and OTT players in India which on one hand is accelerating our Data Centre colocation business and on the other hand strengthening our hybrid cloud offerings. Overall, we are absolutely on the right side of the trend curve.” Mr. M P Vijay Kumar, CFO, said, “We continue to show steady growth through 2020-21 despite the challenges that the pandemic has posed. The healthy EBITDA growth has increased our confidence to spend on ramping up both people and tools to increase our digital transformation service capabilities. We expect contracts to take slightly longer to conclude as clients take time to regain momentum. Our focus is on insulating the organization as we carefully manage our costs, while ensuring that there is no lag in services delivery and customer experience. We are firm on our commitment to our data center, cloud and network centric expansion plans, and will exercise due caution in terms of both timing and cost structure of these projects. Considering the resurgent pandemic and the uncertainty on pace of economy recovery, the Board did not recommend the payment of dividend this year and instead advised that capital be conserved. Following shareholders’ approval, we have given effect to Business Transfer Agreements entered into, during the quarter, for the transfer of Data Center business and Digital Services business to wholly owned subsidiary companies. Cash balance at end of the year was INR 5438 Million.” FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS: Unaudited Consolidated Income Statement as per IFRS (In INR millions) Quarter ended Quarter ended Year ended Year ended DescriptionMarchMarchMarchMarch 2021 2020 2021 2020 (Audited) Revenue6,860 5,736 24,320 22,952 Cost of Revenues(4,013)(3,465)(14,700)(14,365)Selling, General and Administrative Expenses(1,394)(1,233)(4,535)(4,511) EBITDA1,453 1,038 5,085 4,076 Depreciation and Amortisation expense(801)(654)(2,836)(2,291)Net Finance Expenses(196)(281)(791)(860)Other Income (including exchange gain)63 67 156 97 Other Expenses (including exchange loss)- - (15)(3) Profit before tax519 170 1,599 1,020 Current Tax(192)(69)(614)(345)Deferred Tax577 33 600 31 Profit for the period904 134 1,585 706 Profit attributable to: Reconciliation with Non-GAAP measure Profit for the period904 134 1,585 706 Add: Depreciation and Amortisation expense801 654 2,836 2,291 Net Finance Expenses196 281 791 860 Other Expenses (including exchange loss)- - 15 3 Current Tax192 69 614 345 Less: Deferred Tax(577)(33)(600)(31) Other Income (including exchange gain)(63)(67)(156)(97)EBITDA1,453 1,038 5,085 4,076 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4fab82aa-ebf9-4619-a1be-1369a6474f23 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS • Revenue from Data Center centric IT Services grew by 22% over last year.• Segment-wise, revenue from Data Center Services grew by 45%, Cloud and Managed Services grew by 21% and Technology Integration Services grew by 19% while Applications Integration Services fell by 19% over last year. • Revenue from Network centric services fell by 7% over last year.• Segment-wise, revenue from Data and Managed Services grew by 4% and Voice business fell by 35% over last year. GROWTH DRIVERS The pandemic has accelerated the primary growth drivers in the market for cloud adoption, led by digital initiatives and transformation. This trend is triggering movement of workloads from on-premise Data Centers to Hyperscale Public Cloud and hosted Private Cloud in varied degrees, based on the digital objectives of the Enterprises. This results in transformation of the traditional network architecture and transformation at the edge which connects the end user. The need for digital services like analytics, data lakes, IoT, etc are shifting the focus toward adoption of Hybrid and Public Cloud vs Private Cloud. Collectively, these trends are generating opportunities for full scale Cloud, DC and Network service providers with digital services skills. KEY WINS Let me summarize the categories of customers who are signing up with Sify: Customers choosing Sify for migration of their on-premise data center to multi-cloud platforms like Cloudinfinit, AWS, Azure and Oracle. They also entrusted Sify with management and security.Customers choosing Sify as their DC Hosting partner as they embrace hybrid cloud strategy.Customers choosing Sify as their multi-service Digital Transformation partner.Customers choosing Sify as their Network Transformation and Management partner as they migrate to Cloud-ready networks. BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS For Data Center Centric IT Services 4 customers signed up to have their workload migrated from their on-premise DC to multiple Cloud platforms, including Cloudinfinit and AWS. These cover key verticals such as Automotive Finance, Personal care, Automobile and Heavy engineering.7 major clients signed up for greenfield Cloud implementation from verticals such as Steel, Media, Chemicals, Application development, Online Financial services, Online Gaming and Hosiery Manufacturing.4 major customers, from verticals such as Asset Management, NBFC, Digital entertainment and IT, moved from competitor DC to Sify DC, while 4 customers moved from their on-premise DC to Sify DC across the Banking, Beverages and Heavy Engineering verticals.A major Public Sector Insurance client contracted for a complete refresh and augmentation of their DC and DR.Multiple clients contracted for Managed Services, among them a State Government, an Insurance major and an MNC logistics company.4 customers signed up for Digital Services, among them India’s largest B2B eCommerce marketplace, a dairy cooperative and the country’s largest banker.The online test platform saw more than 300,000 tests being conducted for clients from Education, Heavy Engineering, State government and the Health sector. For Network Centric Services Network Centric Services added 236 new customers in the year across various verticals and segments.In what is the biggest win of the year, the country’s largest bank signed a multi-year contract for setting up next generation NOC and management of network across 4 Data Centers in India, 24,000 branches in India and 120 branches outside India.With Cloud interconnects gaining momentum, significant contracts were concluded with a global content delivery network, private and public sector banks, automobile manufacturers, a retail chain and a couple of insurance players.Customers from several verticals including IT, Retail, Banking and Digital Wallets signed up for MPLS Network builds while a retail major signed up for pan-India SD-WAN service.During the year, there was significant investment and expansion of the next generation fibre access networks across 6 key markets covering Data Centers, SEZs and Commercial Business Districts. Revenue growth has largely been driven by customer and network acquisition on fibre. About Sify Technologies A Fortune 500 India company, Sify Technologies is India’s most comprehensive ICT service & solution provider. With Cloud at the core of our solutions portfolio, Sify is focussed on the changing ICT requirements of the emerging Digital economy and the resultant demands from large, mid and small-sized businesses. Sify’s infrastructure comprising the largest MPLS network, top-of-the-line DCs, partnership with global technology majors, vast expertise in business transformation solutions modelled on the cloud make it the first choice of start-ups, incoming Enterprises and even large Enterprises on the verge of a revamp, More than 10000 businesses across multiple verticals have taken advantage of our unassailable trinity of Data Centers, Networks and Security services and conduct their business seamlessly from more than 1600 cities in India. Internationally, Sify has presence across North America, the United Kingdom and Singapore. Sify, www.sify.com, Sify Technologies and www.sifytechnologies.com are registered trademarks of Sify Technologies Limited. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify’s business, please see the discussion under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2020, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and Sify’s other reports filed with the SEC. For further information, please contact: Sify Technologies LimitedMr. Praveen KrishnaInvestor Relations & Public Relations+91 email@example.comGrayling Investor RelationsShiwei Yin+1-646-284-9474Shiwei.Yin@grayling.com20:20 Media Nikhila Kesavan+91 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has selected Joliet, Ill., for the construction of its U.S. manufacturing facility. The new facility will represent the largest dedicated production site for zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the U.S. and Lion's biggest footprint in the market, giving the company the ability to meet the increasing demand in the marketplace for "Made in America" zero-emission vehicles, while simultaneously bringing production closer to its customers. As part of its agreement with the government of Illinois, Lion has committed to an initial investment of at least U.S. $70 million over a 3-year period.
Major players in the organic coffee market are Nestlé S. A. , Cameron’s Specialty Coffee, Rogers Family, Jim’s Organic Coffee, The Kraft Heinz Company, Starbucks Corporation, FS Gourmet Private Limited, Wessanen, Complete Coffee Limited and Luigi Lavazza S.New York, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Organic Coffee Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Growth And Change to 2030" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06070258/?utm_source=GNW p.A.The global organic coffee market is expected grow from $6.23 billion in 2020 to $6.55 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1%. The growth is mainly due to the companies resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal while recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $9.53 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 10%.The organic coffee market consists of sales of organic coffee and related services.Organic coffee is produced without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals.The market consists of revenue generated by establishments manufacturing organic coffee products including fair trade coffee, gourmet coffee, espresso coffee, and coffee pods.The increase in consumption of healthy and organic products, owing to various benefits associated with these products, is projected to drive the growth of the organic coffee market over the forecast period.Organic coffee production avoids the use of synthetic and harmful fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones, genetic engineering, artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors.According to Café Altura, an organic coffee company in the USA, organic beverages reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart failure, decrease the risk of stroke, lowers cholesterol, reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and strengthen the body immunity. Therefore, the increasing consumption of healthy and organic products is predicted to propel the demand for the organic coffee market in the foreseeable future.The high cost of organic coffee is anticipated to limit the growth of the organic coffee market during the forthcoming years.The organic coffee is sold at a premium price (usually 20% more than conventional coffee).Cultivation of organic coffee is done using natural fertilizers and pesticides, which increases the overall production cost.Furthermore, the process of obtaining organic certification and inspection is costly, which adds up the additional cost of around 10-15% more than that of the conventional coffee.The certification and inspection costs are extremely difficult to assess as they depend on the nature and intensity of the conventional cultivation practices before the conversion to organic agriculture. Thus, the high production and certification cost increases the cost of organic coffee, thereby acts as a restraint for the growth of the organic coffee market.The organic coffee market covered in this report is segmented by origin into arabica; robusta. It is also segmented by roast into light; medium; dark, by type into fair trade coffee; gourmet coffee; espresso coffee; coffee pods, by distribution channel into supermarkets and hypermarkets; convenience stores; specialist retailers; others and by end-user into household; commercial.The rising popularity of private labels is a leading trend in the organic coffee market.Private labels are advertising their products with unique features of the product and the source of production for gaining the trust of consumers.These products are gaining popularity owing to their lower price in comparison with branded products.For instance, private labels including White Coffee, Empire Coffee Roasters, and K&F Coffee Roasters are offering organic coffee to various companies to be sold under their brands.Private labels are gaining substantial popularity in organic coffee, which is likely to act as a key trend shaping the growth of the market going forward.In January 2019, the Coca-Cola Company has completed its acquisition of Costa Limited from Whitbread PLC for $4.9 billion. The transaction follows the approval from regulatory authorities in the European Union and China. The acquisition has given a significant footprint to Coca-Cola in the global coffee business.. The acquisition aims to use the strong Costa platform to expand the Coca-Cola portfolio in the growing coffee category.The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merged in response to the critical challenges such as deforestation, climate change, systemic poverty, and social inequity.It is a promising step in preventing price competition and the implementation of sustainability in production.The new organization created a single global certification standard to simplify certification for farmers and empower companies to build responsible supply chains more efficiently.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06070258/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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Canadian electric vehicle company Lion Electric on Friday said it had selected Illinois as the location for its new U.S. manufacturing plant, promising to invest at least $70 million and create about 750 jobs over the next two years. Lion, known for its electric yellow school buses, said it will build the 900,000 square foot facility in Joliet near Chicago to produce 20,000 electric buses and medium and heavy-duty trucks per year. Lion Chief Executive Marc Bedard said in an interview that while the Illinois factory would focus on vehicle manufacturing initially, the company might later add battery production.
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