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SUCCESSFUL ISSUANCE BY NEXITY OF BONDS CONVERTIBLE INTO NEW SHARES AND/OR EXCHANGEABLE FOR EXISTING SHARES (OCEANES) DUE 2028 FOR APPROXIMATELY €240M AND RESULTS OF THE CONCURRENT REPURCHASE OF THE OUTSTANDING OCEANES DUE 2023 ISSUED IN MAY 2016 BY WAY OF A REVERSE BOOKBUILDING PROCESS Paris, April 13th 2021 Final terms of the bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares due April 19th 2028 (the “2028 OCEANEs” or the “Bonds”) Nexity (the “Company“ or “Nexity“) has successfully completed today an issuance of 2028 OCEANEs, for a nominal amount of €239,999,945.86 (the “Issuance“). The net proceeds of this Issuance will be used to extend the maturity of Nexity’s indebtedness by financing the repurchase of part the outstanding €270m OCEANEs due 2023 issued on May 13th 2016 (the “2023 OCEANEs”) tendered by their holders during the repurchase proposal (as detailed further below). The nominal unit value per 2028 OCEANE has been set at EUR 59.81, representing a premium of 35% above Nexity’s reference share price1 on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris (”Euronext Paris”). The 2028 OCEANEs will be issued at par and will bear interest at an annual rate of 0.875%, payable semi-annually in arrears on April 19th and October 19th of each year (or on the following business day if such date is not a business day) and for the first time on October 19th 2021. The settlement and delivery of the 2028 OCEANES is expected to take place on April 19th 2021 (the “Issue Date”). Dilution Given the issuance of a €240 million euros nominal amount and a par value of 59.81 euros per 2028 OCEANEs, and the repurchase by the Company of 92.8% of the 2023 OCEANEs initially issued through the Repurchase, the resulting dilution approximately represents 7.83% of the outstanding share capital, if the Company decided to deliver only new shares. For information purposes, in the event of a repurchase or early redemption by the Company of all the 2023 OCEANEs initially issued, the potential dilution would be reduced from 9.46% of the share capital of the Company prior to the transaction to 7.15% of the share capital of the Company after completion of the transaction, if the Company decided to deliver only new shares. Redemption Unless previously converted and/or exchanged, redeemed or repurchased and cancelled, the 2028 OCEANEs will be redeemed at par on April 19th, 2028 (or on the following business day if this date is not a business day) (the “Maturity Date”). The 2028 OCEANEs may be redeemed before the Maturity Date at the option of Nexity, under certain conditions, and at the option of bondholders in case of Change of Control or a Delisting Event (as defined in the terms and conditions of the 2028 OCEANEs). In particular, the 2028 OCEANEs may be fully redeemed at Nexity’s option at any time from May 12th, 2025 until the Maturity Date, subject to a minimum 30 (but no more than 60) days’ prior notice, if the arithmetic average of the products of Nexity’s share volume-weighted average price on Euronext Paris and the prevailing conversion ratio (calculated over a period of 20 consecutive trading days chosen by the Company from among the 30 consecutive trading days ending on (and including) the trading day immediately preceding the day of the publication of the early redemption notice) exceeds 130% of the nominal value of the 2028 OCEANEs. The 2028 OCEANEs may also be fully redeemed at any time, subject to a minimum 30 (and a maximum 60) days’ prior notice, if 85% or more in principal amount of the 2028 OCEANEs originally issued have been converted/exchanged and/or redeemed and/or purchased by Nexity and cancelled. Lock-up In the context of the Issuance, the Company agreed to a lock-up undertaking for a period starting from the announcement of the final terms of the 2028 OCEANEs and ending 90 calendar days after the settlement and delivery date of the 2028 OCEANEs, subject to certain customary exceptions. Legal framework An application will be made for the admission of the 2028 OCEANEs to trading on Euronext AccessTM, the non-regulated market of Euronext Paris. Such admission to trading is expected within 30 days from the settlement date. The 2028 OCEANEs, will be issued as per the 28th resolution approved by the shareholders’ ordinary and extraordinary general meeting held on May 19th, 2020 and have been offered by way of a placement, in France and outside France (excluding the United States of America, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan) to qualified investors only as defined in article 2(e) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 in accordance with Article L.411-2 1° of the French Monetary and Financial Code (Code monétaire et financier). Available information The Issuance and the admission to trading on Euronext AccessTM are not subject to a prospectus approved by the French Financial Market Authority (Autorité des marchés financiers) (the “AMF”). Detailed information on Nexity, including its business, results, prospects and related risk factors are described in the Company’s universal registration document (document d’enregistrement universel) filed with the AMF on April, 9th 2021 under number D.21-0283, which is available together with other regulated information and all press releases of the Company, on Nexity’s website (www.nexity.fr). The offering is being managed by BNP PARIBAS, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan AG acting as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners (together the “Joint Bookrunners”). The Repurchase (as defined below) is being managed by BNP PARIBAS, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan AG acting as Joint Dealer Managers. Repurchase under certain conditions of the “2023 OCEANEs” (ISIN code: FR0013170925) Concurrently to the launch of the offering of the 2028 OCEANEs, Nexity has collected today indication of interests to tender 92.8% of the 2023 OCEANEs, whose outstanding amount is equal to the initial issue amount, i.e. €269,999,943.80 corresponding to 4,199,066 2023 OCEANEs. The repurchase price for the Repurchase is equal to 66.90 euros per 2023 OCEANE (including accrued interest). Transaction Conditions The Repurchase was targeted at holders of the 2023 OCEANEs that are eligible in their respective jurisdictions, in particular that are not persons located or resident in the United States or persons acting for the account or benefit of such persons willing to sell their 2023 OCEANEs to Nexity. The settlement and delivery of the Repurchase is expected to occur on April 20th 2021, subject to the condition precedent of the settlement and delivery of the 2028 OCEANEs on April 19th 2021. The 2023 OCEANEs repurchased by the Company will be cancelled in accordance with their terms and conditions and in accordance with the law. The Company also reserves the right, after completion of Repurchase, to exercise its right to redeem, at its option, the outstanding 2023 OCEANEs in accordance with their terms and conditions. INDICATIVE TIMETABLE April 19th 2021Settlement and delivery of the 2028 OCEANEs issuanceApril 20th 2021Settlement and delivery of the Repurchase AT NEXITY, WE AIM TO SERVE ALL OUR CLIENTS AS THEIR REAL ESTATE NEEDS EVOLVEWith more than 11,000 employees and €4.9 billion in revenue in 2020, Nexity is France’s leading integrated real estate group, with a nationwide presence and business operations in all areas of real estate development and services for individuals, companies and local authorities. Our services platform is designed to serve all our clients as their real estate needs evolve. Firmly committed to focusing on people and how they are connected with each other, their cities and the environment, Nexity was named the number-one low-carbon project owner in France among real estate developers ranked by BBCA in 2020, is a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) and obtained Great Place to Work certification in 2020. Nexity is listed on the SRD, Euronext’s Compartment A and the SBF 120. CONTACTThierry CHEREL – Head of Investor Relations / +33 (0)6 68 31 29 05 - email@example.com Disclaimer Important information This press release may not be released, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America, Australia, Canada, South Africa or Japan. The distribution of this press release may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes, should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No communication or information relating to the offering of the Bonds may be transmitted to the public in a country where there is a registration obligation or where an approval is required. No action has been or will be taken in any country in which such registration or approval would be required. The issuance or the subscription of the Bonds may be subject to legal and regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions; none of Nexity and the Joint Bookrunners assumes any liability in connection with the breach by any person of such restrictions. This press release is an advertisement and not a prospectus within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended the “Prospectus Regulation”) and Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 as it forms part of domestic law in the United Kingdom by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “UK Prospectus Regulation”). This press release is not an offer to the public, an offer to subscribe or designed to solicit interest for purposes of an offer to the public other than to qualified investors in any jurisdiction, including France. The Bonds have been offered only by way of a placement in France and outside France (excluding the United States of America, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Japan), solely to qualified investors as defined in point (e) of article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation and article 2 of the UK Prospectus Regulation and there will be no public offering in any country (including France) in connection with the Bonds, other than to qualified investors. This press release does not constitute a recommendation concerning the issue of the Bonds. The value of the Bonds and the shares can decrease as well as increase. Potential investors should consult a professional adviser as to the suitability of the Bonds for the person concerned. Prohibition of sales to retail investors in the European Economic Area No action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make available any Bonds to any retail investor in the European Economic Area. For the purposes of this press release, a) the expression “retail investor” means a person who is one (or more) of the following: i. a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”); or ii. a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (as amended, the “Insurance Distribution Directive”), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or iii. a person other than a “qualified investor” as defined in the Prospectus Regulation. b) the expression “offer” includes the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the Bonds to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or to subscribe to the Bonds. Consequently no key information document required by Regulation (EU) 1286/2014 (as amended, the “EU PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the Bonds or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the European Economic Area has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Bonds or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area may be unlawful under the PRIIPS Regulation. Prohibition of sales to retail investors in the United Kingdom No action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make available any Bonds to any retail investor in the United Kingdom. For the purposes of this provision: (a) the expression retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of the following: i. a retail client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “EUWA”); or ii. a customer within the meaning of the provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended, “FSMA”) and any rules or regulations made under the FSMA to implement the Insurance Distribution Directive, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA; or iii. not a qualified investor as defined in article 2 of the UK Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA; and (b) the expression an “offer” includes the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the Bonds to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe for the Bonds. Consequently no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA (the “UK PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the Bonds or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the United Kingdom has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Bonds or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the United Kingdom may be unlawful under the UK PRIIPs Regulation. France The Bonds have not been and will not be offered or sold or caused to be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, to the public in France other than to qualified investors. Any offer or sale of the Bonds and distribution of any offering material relating to the Bonds have been and will be made in France only to qualified investors as defined in point (e) of article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation. United Kingdom In the United Kingdom, this press release is addressed and directed only (i) to investment professionals as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”) or (ii) to high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the Order (the persons mentioned in paragraphs (i) and (ii) all deemed relevant persons (“Relevant Persons”)). The Bonds are only available to Relevant Persons, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase, or otherwise acquire the Bonds may be addressed and/or concluded only with Relevant Persons. All persons other than Relevant Persons must abstain from using or relying on this document and all information contained therein. This press release is not a prospectus which has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority or any other United Kingdom regulatory authority for the purposes of Section 85 of the FSMA. United States of America This press release may not be released, published or distributed in or into the United States of America (including its territories and dependencies, any State or other jurisdiction of the United States of America and the District of Columbia). This press release does not constitute or form a part of an offer of securities for sale or of any offer or solicitation to purchase securities in the United States of America. The Bonds and the shares deliverable upon conversion or exchange of the Bonds mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) or the law of any State or other jurisdiction of the United States of America and may not be offered or sold in the United States of America except pursuant to an exemption from, or a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with applicable state securities laws. The Bonds are and will be offered or sold only in “offshore transactions” outside of the United States of America, in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Nexity does not intend to register any portion of the proposed offering in the United States of America and no public offering will be made in the United States of America. Australia, Canada, South Africa and Japan The Bonds may not and will not be offered, sold or purchased in Australia, Canada, South Africa or Japan. The information contained in this press release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in Australia, Canada, South Africa or Japan. The distribution of this press release in certain countries may constitute a breach of applicable law. MiFID II – Target Market: Professional Investors and Eligible Counterparties and Retail Investors (France only) Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer’s product approval process, the target market assessment in respect of the Bonds has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the Bonds is French retail investors, eligible counterparties and professional clients, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) all channels for distribution of the Bonds to French retail investors, eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate. Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the Bonds (a “distributor”) should take into consideration the manufacturers’ target market assessment; however, a distributor subject to MiFID II is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Bonds (by either adopting or refining the manufacturers’ target market assessment) and determining appropriate distribution channels. 1 The reference share price is equal to the volume-weighted average price of Nexity’s share on Euronext Paris between the opening of trading on April 13th 2021 and the pricing of the Bonds on the same day Attachment Nexity_Pricing PR_Eng_2021.04.13_vdef
PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced that it anticipates reported and organic revenue growth of 98% and 90%, respectively, for the first quarter ended April 4, 2021.
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United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) will hold its first quarter 2021 conference call with Matt Flannery, chief executive officer, and Jessica Graziano, chief financial officer, on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Today AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share on its Common Stock. This dividend is payable July 1, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 4, 2021.
Absolute Software™ (NASDAQ: ABST) (TSX: ABST), a leader in Endpoint Resilience™ solutions, today announced that the company will release its third quarter fiscal 2021 financial results on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 after the financial markets close.
Q1 2021 Earnings Date Announcement
Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors approved a $0.75 per share quarterly dividend at its meeting today. This dividend is payable on June 15, 2021 to shareholders of record as of May 15, 2021. Cintas has paid cash dividends on its common stock for 37 consecutive years since it went public in 1983 and increased the annual regular dividend every year.
Columbia Property Trust has been named a 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, announced today that it will report first quarter 2021 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2021 following the close of the market on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. On that day, management will host a conference call and webcast at 3:30 p.m. CT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss the company’s business and financial results. Jamf First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Time: 3:30 p.m. CT (4:30 p.m. ET) Live Call: (833) 519-1319 or (914) 800-3885 Live Webcast: https://ir.jamf.com An archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible on Jamf’s Investor Relations page, https://ir.jamf.com. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056, or (404) 537-3406 and entering the passcode 7284453#. About Jamf Jamf, the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, extends the legendary Apple experience people love to businesses, schools and government organizations through its software and the world’s largest online community of IT admins focused exclusively on Apple, Jamf Nation. To learn more, visit: www.jamf.com. Investor Contact:Jennifer Gaumondir@jamf.com Media Contact:Aleena Kaleemmedia@jamf.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (Nasdaq: CASH) (“Meta” or the “Company”) today announced it will release financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, after market close. Meta will also host a conference call and earnings webcast at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on the same day to discuss these results. A live webcast of the call can be accessed from Meta’s Investor Relations website at www.metafinancialgroup.com. Telephone participants may access the live conference call by dialing (844) 461-9934 approximately 10 minutes prior to start time. Please ask to be joined into the Meta Financial conference call, and provide conference ID 6896972 upon request. International callers should dial (636) 812-6634. A webcast replay will also be archived at www.metafinancialgroup.com for one year. This press release and other important information about the Company are available at www.metafinancialgroup.com. About Meta Financial Group, Inc.®Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (Nasdaq: CASH) is a South Dakota-based financial holding company. Meta Financial Group’s subsidiary, MetaBank®, N.A., is a financial enablement company that works with innovators to increase financial availability, choice, and opportunity for all. MetaBank strives to remove barriers that traditional institutions put in the way of financial access, and promote economic mobility by providing responsible, secure, high quality financial products that contribute to individuals and communities at the core of the real economy. Additional information can be found by visiting www.metafinancialgroup.com. Investor Relations ContactBrittany Kelley Elsasser605firstname.lastname@example.org Media Relations Contactmediarelations@metabank.com
Barranquilla, Colombia, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tecnoglass, Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) ("Tecnoglass" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of architectural glass, windows, and associated aluminum products serving the global residential and commercial end markets, today announced it will release financial results for the first quarter 2021 before the market opens on Friday, May 7, 2021. Management will host a webcast and conference call that same day at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Bogota, Colombia time) to review the Company’s results. Webcast and Conference Call The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. Additionally, a slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To listen to the call and view the slides, please visit the Investors section of Tecnoglass' website at www.tecnoglass.com. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to access the webcast, the conference call will be accessible by dialing 1-877-705-6003 (domestic) or 1-201-493-6725 (international). Upon dialing in, please request to join the Tecnoglass First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. To listen to a telephonic replay of the conference call, dial toll-free 1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and enter pass code 13718684. The playback can be accessed through August 7, 2021. About Tecnoglass Tecnoglass Inc. is a leading producer of architectural glass, windows, and associated aluminum products serving the multi-family, single-family and commercial end markets. Tecnoglass is the second largest glass fabricator serving the U.S. and the #1 architectural glass transformation company in Latin America. Located in Barranquilla, Colombia, the Company’s 2.7 million square foot, vertically-integrated and state-of-the-art manufacturing complex provides efficient access to over 1,000 global customers, with the U.S. accounting for more than 90% of revenues. Tecnoglass' tailored, high-end products are found on some of the world's most distinctive properties, including One Thousand Museum (Miami), Paramount (Miami), Salesforce Tower (San Francisco), Via 57 West (NY), Hub50House (Boston), Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado (Bogotá), One Plaza (Medellín), Pabellon de Cristal (Barranquilla). For more information, please visit www.tecnoglass.com or view our corporate video at https://vimeo.com/134429998. Investor Relations:Santiago GiraldoChief Financial Officer305email@example.com
Atlanta, GA, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have recognized the Company as a 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR Award Winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to addressing the human impact on climate change. “Piedmont is honored to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award, recognizing our accomplishments to date and our ongoing commitment to reduce energy consumption within our buildings. More and more businesses are focused on their impact on the environment and the communities in which they live and work. Piedmont is proud to be a leader in real estate sustainability which benefits our tenants by lowering operating expenses as well as reducing their carbon footprint,” said C. Brent Smith, Piedmont’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Piedmont’s 2020 accomplishments related to award-winning energy management programs included: Earned ENERGY STAR recognition for 41 buildings (12.2 million square feet).Benchmarked 100% of managed office assets for energy and water usage, within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.Continued our progress toward achieving our goals of 20% energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, 2028, and 2028, respectively.Piloted multiple cutting edge, efficiency technologies and healthy building strategies throughout the portfolio. “ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.” Winners were selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners. About Piedmont Office Realty TrustPiedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, redeveloper, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties located primarily in select sub-markets within seven major Eastern U.S. office markets, with the majority of its revenue being generated from the Sunbelt. Its geographically-diversified, approximately $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its markets and is investment-grade rated by S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Moody’s (Baa2). As of March 31, 2021, approximately 74% of the Company’s portfolio was ENERGY STAR certified and approximately 43% was LEED certified. For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com. About ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about and https://www.energystar.gov/about/origins_mission/energy_star_numbers CONTACT: Jon KuskieDirector of Sustainability and National InitiativesPiedmont Office Realty TrustJon.firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StepStone Group Inc. (Nasdaq: STEP), a global private markets investment firm, announced today the appointment of Valerie G. Brown to the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 12, 2021. This is a newly created directorship and expands the Board to 11 members. Ms. Brown will be the Board’s third independent director and will serve on the Audit Committee. Ms. Brown joins StepStone’s Board following a distinguished career in the financial services and wealth management industries. From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Brown served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advisor Group, Inc., one of the largest wealth management firms supporting independent financial advisors in the United States, and was Chief Executive Officer of Cetera Financial Group from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining Cetera, Ms. Brown held a number of executive and senior leadership positions at ING, a global bank, as well as Taco Bell Worldwide, Bain & Company and Chevron. Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Monte Brem said, “We are delighted to welcome Valerie to our Board of Directors. Her experience as a board member and executive at leading financial institutions will provide us with the diverse perspectives required to thrive in an ever-changing world. In addition, her expertise in wealth management and product distribution will be invaluable as StepStone continues to grow its brand and assets with high-net-worth and mass affluent investors.” Ms. Brown commented, “StepStone’s tremendous growth since inception is a testament to its exceptional people, client-centric focus, and collaborative, stakeholder-oriented culture. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success and serving the needs of all shareholders.” Ms. Brown currently serves on the Board of Directors of Advisor Group, AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products and services, Jackson Hole Airport and Protect Our Water Jackson Hole. She holds a master’s in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in science with high scholarship in chemical engineering from Oregon State University. About StepStoneStepStone Group Inc. (Nasdaq: STEP) is a global private markets investment firm focused on providing customized investment solutions and advisory and data services to its clients. As of December 31, 2020, StepStone oversaw $333 billion of private markets allocations, including $80 billion of assets under management. StepStone’s clients include some of the world’s largest public and private defined benefit and defined contribution pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies, as well as prominent endowments, foundations, family offices and private wealth clients, which include high-net-worth and mass affluent individuals. StepStone partners with its clients to develop and build private markets portfolios designed to meet their specific objectives across the private equity, infrastructure, private debt and real estate asset classes. Contacts:Shareholder Relationsshareholders@stepstonegroup.com1-212-351-6106 MediaBrian Ruby / Chris Gillick, ICRStepStonePR@icrinc.com1-203-682-8268
LEIDEN, Netherlands & CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (Nasdaq:PRQR), a company dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA therapies for severe genetic rare diseases, today announced the publication in the scientific journal Nature Medicine titled “Durable vision improvement after a single treatment with antisense oligonucleotide sepofarsen: a case report” describing durable vision improvement after treatment with sepofarsen in a clinical trial for CEP290 mediated Leber congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10). “We are excited to share these findings with the scientific and medical community,” said lead author Professor Artur V. Cideciyan, Ph.D., one of the co-investigators at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. “Treatment with sepofarsen resulted in substantial, concordant and enduring improvement in more than a dozen different subjective and objective measurements of visual function as well as retinal structure.” “We are highly encouraged by the data showing sepofarsen had such a beneficial effect on this child’s vision,” said Aniz Girach, MD, Chief Medical Officer of ProQR, “The visual field improvements observed indicate that RNA therapy could potentially be used to treat early stage disease, which is enabled by the broad distribution of intravitreal RNA therapy throughout the retina.” Published results highlight a patient who is homozygous for the c.2991+1655A>G mutation in CEP290 and was part of a larger cohort in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial. The patient was studied for 15 months after intravitreal treatment with sepofarsen. Concordant measures of visual function and retinal structure including visual acuity, light sensitivity and visual fields, reached a substantial efficacy peak near three months after injection and remained better than baseline at 15 months. About Leber Congenital Amaurosis 10 (LCA10) Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is the most common cause of blindness due to genetic disease in children. It consists of a group of diseases of which LCA10 is the most frequent and one of the most severe forms. LCA10 is caused by mutations in the CEP290 gene, of which the c.2991+1655A>G mutation has the highest prevalence. LCA10 leads to early loss of vision causing most people to lose their sight in the first few years of life. To date, there are no treatments approved that treat the underlying cause of the disease. Approximately 2,000 people in the Western world have LCA10 because of this mutation. About Sepofarsen Sepofarsen (QR-110) is being evaluated in the pivotal Phase 2/3 Illuminate trial and is a first-in-class investigational RNA therapy designed to address the underlying cause of Leber congenital amaurosis 10 due to the c.2991+1655A>G mutation (also known as the p.Cys998X mutation) in the CEP290 gene. The c.2991+1655A>G mutation leads to aberrant splicing of the mRNA and non-functional CEP290 protein. Sepofarsen is designed to enable normal splicing, resulting in restoration of normal (wild type) CEP290 mRNA and subsequent production of functional CEP290 protein. Sepofarsen is intended to be administered through intravitreal injections in the eye and has been granted orphan drug designation in the United States and the European Union and received fast-track designation and rare pediatric disease designation from the FDA as well as access to the PRIME scheme by the EMA. About ProQR ProQR Therapeutics is dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA therapies for the treatment of severe genetic rare diseases such as Leber congenital amaurosis 10, Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa. Based on our unique proprietary RNA repair platform technologies we are growing our pipeline with patients and loved ones in mind.Learn more about ProQR at www.proqr.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which are often indicated by terms such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "look forward to", "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would" and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding sepofarsen, and the clinical development and the therapeutic potential thereof. 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Omaha, NE, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FitLife Brands Acquires Nutrology OMAHA, NE – April 13, 2021 -- FitLife Brands, Inc. (“FitLife” or the “Company”) (OTC Pink: FTLF), a provider of innovative and proprietary nutritional supplements for health-conscious consumers marketed under the brand names NDS Nutrition, PMD, SirenLabs, CoreActive, Metis Nutrition, iSatori, Energize, and BioGenetic Laboratories, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Nutrology. The all-cash acquisition, which closed on April 7, is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings. Nutrology, founded in 2012, caters to consumers who prioritize all-natural and plant-based nutritional supplements. The Nutrology product line includes vegan sports nutrition supplements, rBGH-free grass-fed whey protein shakes, all-natural pre-workout powders and vegan amino-acid drinks. As plant-based sports nutrition products continue to grow in popularity, more consumers are looking for healthier natural products they can use as part of their daily lives. Nutrology’s ingredient profiles, brand presence, and mission integrity all complement the FitLife Brands portfolio. Dayton Judd, FitLife’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “We are excited to welcome Nutrology to the FitLife family of nutritional supplement brands, and believe that the brand’s strong foundation and positioning will allow for new product innovation for years to come. We anticipate being able to expand the reach and distribution of the Nutrology brand and are excited to have a foothold in the rapidly growing all-natural nutritional supplement category.” About FitLife BrandsFitLife Brands is a developer and marketer of innovative and proprietary nutritional supplements for health-conscious consumers. FitLife markets over 100 different dietary supplements to promote sports nutrition, improved performance, weight loss and general health primarily through domestic and international GNC® franchise locations as well as through more than 17,000 additional domestic retail locations and, increasingly, online. FitLife is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. For more information please visit our websites at www.fitlifebrands.com and www.nutrologyonline.com. Forward-Looking StatementsStatements in this release that are forward looking involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this news release. Such factors may include, but are not limited to, the ability to of the Company to continue to grow revenue, and the Company's ability to continue to achieve positive cash flow given the Company's existing and anticipated operating and other costs. Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the Company's control. Reference is made to the discussion of risk factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR) today received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for ENERGY STAR related activities at buildings it manages on behalf of its client companies for the third year in a row. This year, RMR also made its debut as an ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence honoree. Currently, RMR manages 63 buildings that are ENERGY STAR certified.
Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full year results for the 2021 fiscal year on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Houlihan Lokey will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. (ET) that same day to review the results.
Broadstone Net Lease, Inc. (NYSE: BNL) ("BNL" or the "Company") today announced that it will release its financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 after the market closes on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The Company will host its earnings conference call and audio webcast on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.