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GOFORE PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE INSIDE INFORMATION 7 MAY 2021 AT 16.45 EETGofore Plc's Business Review 1 – 30 April 2021: Growth continued in AprilGofore Plc’s net sales in April 2021 amounted to EUR 8.5 million (2020: EUR 6.4 million). At the end of the period, the group employed a total of 791 persons (596 persons).CEO Mikael Nylund comments: “Net sales in April amounted to EUR 8.5 million, totalling a growth of more than 30% from the previous year. Our growth strategy has bitten well recently, producing growth both organically and through acquisitions. From the customer front, I would like to highlight the agreement signed in April with DigiFinland Oy on the implementation of artificial intelligence enabled chatbot software platform. The implementation is part of the national AuroraAI programme, and its implementation phase in 2021-2022. We have been part of the programme since its beginning. We have been excited about the opportunities offered by the application of artificial intelligence to develop people-driven services. In the implementation of the platform, we will be able to utilise our extensive expertise in agile software development and service design, as well as in artificial intelligence and cloud technology. The value of the agreement is approximately EUR 1.4 million over a two-year agreement period (1 + 1 year option). Our cooperation with the City of Helsinki's Education division deepens. Our experts are strongly involved in the pilot project launched in May, which directs city’s services to the early childhood education division. The aim of the project is to obtain information from families about their possible day care needs, and based on this information to optimise services to suit families when the need for day care arises. The project is a direct continuation of the development of the information system for electronic services that we have previously carried out in the so-called ASTI project. The pilot project will initially last until the end of 2021, after which the further development of the pilot will be decided. The value of the agreement is approximately EUR 0.61 million this year. In April, we announced the share issue of new 1,000,000 shares to eligible international and Finnish institutional investors. As a result of the issue, we raised EUR 19 million to support the execution of the company's growth strategy. A key part of Gofore's growth strategy will continue to be growing through acquisitions, alongside strong organic growth. The six acquisitions we have completed so far have successfully boosted our growth and supported the development of our service offering towards a holistic offering that supports our customers in their digital transformation. The share issue will enable us to continue this effective strategy, in the future also in markets outside Finland. For the share issue, our second target was to make a controlled change to the company's owner base. The arrangement really interested the international investors we were looking for. More than 75% of the shares offered went outside Finland. We believe that the expanded owner base will serve the company's growth well in the future. Also April was an eventful month and we estimate the pace to continue as such. During the beginning of the year, we have succeeded in further increasing the number of our personnel. Billing rate improvement can also further improve performance.” In the Business Reviews, the monthly number of employees and net sales with comparable information is published. The reviews also include other key indicators that further facilitate monitoring of the company's growth strategy and comparisons between different periods. Reporting has been supplemented with the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) figure as well as subcontracting FTEs. Additionally, in the monthly Business Reviews for the quarter ending in March and September, the company publishes the Group's EBITA, adjusted EBITA and adjusted EBITA-% as well as corresponding figures for the same period in the previous year. The figures are unaudited. The table is updated as the year progresses. Month (2021)Net sales,MEURNumber of employees Number of working days in FinlandOverall capacity,FTE1Subcontracting, FTE2April8.5 (6.4)79120 (20)743112March9.7 (6.8)79023 (22)735118February8.1 (5.9)736 20 (20)689111January7.5 (6.1)72719 (21)679109 Unless otherwise stated, the comparison figures in brackets refer to the corresponding period of the previous year. CCEA Oy’s figures have been consolidated with those of the Gofore Group since 1 March 2021.1 The overall capacity, FTE (Full Time Equivalent) figure shows the overall capacity of the Group's personnel, converted into a value corresponding to the number of full-time employees. The figure includes the entire personnel, regardless of their role. The figure is not affected by annual leave, time-off in lieu of overtime, sick leave or other short-term absences. Part-time agreements and other long-term deviations from normal working hours reduce the amount of overall capacity in comparison with the total number of employees. 2 The subcontracting, FTE (Full Time Equivalent) figure shows the overall amount of subcontracting used in invoiced work, converted into a value corresponding to the number of full-time employees. Further enquiries: Mikael Nylund, CEO, Gofore Plc tel. +358 40 540 2280 firstname.lastname@example.orgGofore Plc is a digital transformation consultancy with close to 800 impact-driven employees across Finland, Germany, Spain, and Estonia – top experts in our industry who are our company’s heart, brain, and hands. We use our holistic service offering – consulting, coding, design and assurance – as tools to incite positive change. We care for our people, our customers, and the surrounding world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2020, our net sales amounted to EUR 78 million. Gofore Plc’s share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. Get to know us better at www.gofore.com.
Major players in the smart buildings (nonresidential buildings) market are Johnson Controls, ABB Ltd. , Siemens AG, Honeywell International Inc. , Hitachi, IBM, Schneider Electric, Hewlett-Packard, TYCO International and Siemens and Legrand SA.New York, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Smart Buildings (Nonresidential Buildings) Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Growth And Change to 2030" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06070240/?utm_source=GNW The global smart buildings (nonresidential buildings) market is expected grow from $36.42 billion in 2020 to $42.08 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.5%. 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 $59.3 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 9%.The smart buildings (nonresidential buildings) market consists of sales of smart buildings (nonresidential buildings) and related services.Smart buildings have automated processes and increase operational efficiency of a non-residential, commercial as well as industrial buildings.The smart building (nonresidential buildings) involves the use of sensors, actuators, microchips to automatically control the processes of the building such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security and other systems.The smart building (nonresidential) market is driven by the increasing demand to automate tasks by using IoT (Internet of Things) devices.IoT involves sending and receiving data by a network of sensors, appliances, meters and other devices in a smart building.The IoT enabled sensors and devices are used to increase the efficiency of the appliances in a smart building making it more efficient, sustainable, safer such as a few IoT enabled sensors are capable of automatically turning the lights on sensing the presence in a room thus adding a distinctive attribute to the smart building.Thus, the increased adoption of IoT technology boosts growth of the smart building market.For instance, the IoT-based connected devices used in smart commercial buildings was an estimated of 151 million units. Thus, the increased use of IoT devices in smart building increases the growth of smart building (nonresidential) market.The risk of potential cyber-attack restricts the growth of the smart buildings (nonresidential) market.A smart building (nonresidential) uses a complex network of devices connected over internet that uses sensors and controllers used to control the elevators, ventilation systems, heating systems, lighting, water, video surveillance systems, alarms, and other critical functions.Thus, any security breach caused due to malicious cyber-attack affects the remote monitoring of temperature, system performance, and other variables of a smart building as a whole thus restraining the smart building (nonresidential) market.Any breach in cyber security of a smart office building may result in the exploitation of remote access privileges to gain access to the facility.For instance, the cyber attackers used false emails to gain access to the software network of German steel mill and eventually destroyed the production management software by destroying human machine interaction points, the blast furnace systems causing significant operational damage. Further, as reported by Kaspersky, in 2019, in Italy 48.5% of all smart buildings were affected by cyberattacks leading to the loss of control over the computers that control smart building automation systems. Thus, the growth of smart buildings (nonresidential) market is restricted by the risk of cyber causing operational damage.The smart buildings (nonresidential buildings) market covered in this report is segmented by automation type into intelligent security system; building energy management system; infrastructure management system; network management system. It is also segmented by application into government; airports; hospitals; institutes manufacturing & industrial facilities; others.The use of 5G technology is the latest trend in the smart building (nonresidential) market. 5G technology is the upcoming cellular technology that reduces the time it takes for devices over wireless network to communicate with each other. 5G implementation in smart buildings will considerably enhance the usage of wireless edge devices providing rich multimedia experiences. 5G will also improve the security check applications for a commercial building. For smart hospital buildings, the use of 5G is estimated to improve the wayfinding that will enable smart wheelchairs and beds to move immobile patients. Following the trend in 2019, Ericsson, a Sweden-based networking and telecommunications company, announced investing $100 million to develop a smart factory in Texas implementing 5G technology by 2020. The factory is expected to manufacture advanced antenna system radios to enable rapid 5G deployments. The use of 5G technology is expected to improve the connectivity in smart buildings thus, forming a trend that is witnessing a huge capital investment by the major players in the smart building (nonresidential) market.In 2018, Panasonic, a Japan based electrical equipment company, entered into a definitive partnership with Schneider Electric for building energy management for commercial buildings.Through this partnership Panasonic’s AC Smart Connectivity solution is integrated with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxture Building Solution and Intelligent Room Controllers to provide smart building solution.The new integrated solution optimizes the energy consumption thus reducing the operating costs for building operators. Schneider Electric is a multinational corporation that is based in France and provides electrical solutions globally.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06070240/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: email@example.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
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FORM 8.3 PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BYA PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORERule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) 1.KEY INFORMATION (a)Full name of discloser:Invesco Ltd. (b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named. (c)Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:Use a separate form for each offeror/offereeBally’s Corporation (d)If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree: (e)Date position held/dealing undertaken:For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure06-05-2021 (f)In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”Yes: Gamesys Group Plc 2.POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security. (a)Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any) Class of relevant security:0.01 USD Ordinary US05875B1061 InterestsShort Positions Number%Number% (1)Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:159,1010.35% (2)Cash-settled derivatives: (3)Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell: Total159,1010.35% All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions). 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(a)Purchases and sales Class of relevant securityPurchase/saleNumber of securitiesPrice per unit Common StockPurchase35256.60 USD (b)Cash-settled derivative transactions Class of relevant securityProduct description e.g. CFDNature of dealing e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short positionNumber of reference securitiesPrice per unit (c)Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options) (i)Writing, selling, purchasing or varying Class of relevant securityProduct description e.g. call optionWriting, purchasing, selling, varying etc.Number of securities to which option relatesExercise price per unitType e.g. American, European etc.Expiry dateOption money paid/ received per unit (ii)Exercise Class of relevant securityProduct description e.g. call optionExercising/ exercised againstNumber of securitiesExercise price per unit (d)Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities) Class of relevant securityNature of dealing e.g. subscription, conversionDetailsPrice per unit (if applicable) 4.OTHER INFORMATION (a)Indemnity and other dealing arrangements Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the person making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. 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MALE, Maldives — Police in the Maldives said Friday an explosion that wounded former President Mohamed Nasheed and four others including a British national was an act of terrorism and they are attempting to identify four possible suspects. Australian police said they are ready to assist the investigation. Nasheed, 53, was wounded in the blast outside his home Thursday night as he was about to get into his car, police said. He was in critical condition in an intensive care unit after life-saving surgeries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs, ADK Hospital said in a statement Friday evening. Nasheed has been an outspoken critic of religious extremism in the predominantly Sunni Muslim nation, where preaching and practicing other faiths are banned by law. Police Commissioner Mohamed Hameed said police are treating the blast as an act of terrorism against the former president. Two of Nasheed's bodyguards and two apparent bystanders, including a British citizen, were also wounded, he said. Police have not detected any military-grade components in the explosives used, Hameed said. They are trying to identify four possible suspects but no arrests have been made, he said. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast. Photos circulated on social media showed a ripped-up motorcycle at the scene. Nasheed is the current Parliament speaker and was the first democratically elected president of the Indian Ocean archipelago, serving from 2008 to 2012. Current President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said in a televised speech that Australian Federal Police investigators will arrive on Saturday. The Australian police force said it will assess what assistance they can provide the investigation. The Maldives is known for its luxury resorts but has experienced occasional violent attacks. In 2007, a blast in a park in the capital wounded 12 foreign tourists. Violence has been blamed on a rise in religious extremism. The Maldives has one of the highest per capita numbers of militants who fought in Syria and Iraq alongside the Islamic State group. Maldives authorities announced in January that eight people arrested in November were found to have been planning to attack a school and were in the process of building bombs in a boat at sea. Police said they also conducted military training on uninhabited islands and recruited children. Hameed said it was not known whether the attack on Nasheed was linked to that group. Nasheed's presidency ended 30 years of autocratic rule, but his own term was cut short when he resigned amid protests. He was defeated in the subsequent presidential election and was convicted of terrorism under his predecessor for having arrested a top judge while president, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison. He was allowed to go to Britain for medical treatment and received asylum there in 2016. His party colleague, Solih, won the 2018 presidential election and Nasheed was able to return home. Nasheed has remained an influential figure and was elected Parliament speaker in 2019. He has championed global efforts to fight climate change, particularly rising seas threatening the low-lying islands of his archipelago nation. Neighbouring India’s external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, in a tweet described the blast as an attack on Nasheed. “Wish him a speedy recovery. Know that he will never be intimidated,” Jaishankar said. ___ Associated Press writer Krishan Francis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, contributed to this report. Mohamed Sharuhaan, The Associated Press
Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SA have filed for a full approval for their COVID-19 vaccine, which is now authorized only for emergency use, the drugmakers said on Friday. A nod by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make it the first approved COVID-19 shot and likely help ease hesitancy by raising confidence in the vaccine as an approval will be backed by longer-term data. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the first to be authorized in the United States for emergency use in December based on two months of safety data for a 44,000-person clinical trial.