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UBM CEO David Levin Strengthened Ties with Government Bodies and the Exhibition Industry with His China Visit

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HONG KONG, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — David Levin, CEO of UBM plc visited China from May 26 to June 5, 2013 and had successful meetings and exchanges with Chinese government bodies and exhibition industry during his visits to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

UBM CEO David Levin made his keynote speech at CIFTIS 2013

From left: Philip Chapnick, UBM Group Chief Representative in China; Margaret Ma, Managing Director of UBM China; Wen Zhongliang, Deputy President of Shanghai Hongqiao New Exhibition Center; David Levin, CEO of UBM; Jime Essink, President & CEO of UBM Asia; and Zhang Xueqiang, Managing Director of UBM Sinoexpo

Accompanied by Philip Chapnick, UBM Group Chief Representative in China, David met with senior officials from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), Tianjin and Shanghai Municipalities, including:

Madam Qiu Hong, Assistant Minister of MOFCOM
Mr Lv Jijian, Deputy Director of Department of Trade in Services of MOFCOM
Mr Ren Xuefeng, Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipality
Mr Zhou Bo, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipality
Mr Liu Jiangang, Director General of Tianjin Commission of Commerce
Mr Chen Xianjin, Deputy Director of Shanghai Commission of Commerce
Mr Ma Xiao, Party Chief of CCPIT Shandong Sub-Council
On May 29, Mr Levin attended the 2nd China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) officiated by Premier Li Keqiang, and he delivered a keynote speech at China International Conference on the Development of MICE Industry on May 28.

In his speech, he announced that UBM would be organising a non-profit-making public seminar in December 2013 to help bring global best practices in internet and social media marketing to the Chinese exhibition industry. The seminar, proposed and supported by Department of Trade in Services of MOFCOM, is co-organised with China Convention & Exhibition Society (CCES).

Mr Levin said: “This seminar is our attempt to give something meaningful back to the exhibition community in which we work here in China. As a global organiser, we have learned quite a bit about how to utilise the internet and social media effectively and we think that by sharing it with our fellow Chinese exhibition companies, we can raise the bar for exhibitions across China, something that will make business better for all of us in this segment of China’s dynamic and expanding service sector.” (For information on the seminar, please contact Ms Hellen Zhang at UBM China via phone: +86-10-5765-2888 or email: hellen.zhang@ubm.com.)

UBM is the largest independent trade fair organiser in China with over 800 staff in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Hong Kong and operates 60 plus events in China. Its first exhibition in China was Marintec China in Shanghai which has been held in Shanghai since 1981 without interruption. Other UBM flagship international events in Shanghai include Furniture China, Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo, HDD (Hotel +Design & Deco), CPhI China, All China Leather Exhibition and DenTech China.

Apart from extensive and in-depth exchanges with Mr Zhou Bo, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipality and Mr Chen Xianjin, Deputy Director of Shanghai Commission of Commerce, Mr Levin also met with Mr Wen Zhongliang, Deputy President of Shanghai Hongqiao New Exhibition Center.

Notes to Editors

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 29 offices and over 1,200 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Jennifer.Law@ubm.com

Vicky Cheung, Senior Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1679
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Vicky.Cheung@ubm.com

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June 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

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OANDA Asia Pacific adds CFDs to its trading platform

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A low-cost, flexible way to trade global stock market indices like the Nikkei, Hang Seng, Dow Jones, DAX, and FTSE; oil, wheat, natural gas and other commodities in demand and Treasury bonds

SINGAPORE, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –OANDA, a global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, announced it has added fixed income contracts for difference (CFDs) to its award-winning trading platform. Retail investors in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region can now buy and sell foreign stock market indices, commodities, and Treasury bonds in addition to trading foreign exchange (forex) and precious metals from a single account.

According to Courtney Gibson, Vice President of Trading at OANDA, these new products allow OANDA’s clients to expand their investment portfolios to include a variety of the world’s key stock indices, commodities, and bond markets. Clients can trade at lower transaction costs than paying to trade physical shares, commission-free, and with the benefit of real-time transparent pricing for which OANDA is renowned.

“Asia Pacific is a strategic region for OANDA. By adding CFDs to our trading platform, we are continuing to respond to client demand to trade these assets in the same flexible way that they trade forex: no minimum trade sizes, commission-free, and without the need to tie up a large amount of capital,” Gibson said. “Investors who trade CFDs with OANDA to speculate, hedge exposure in the underlying asset, and diversify their portfolios, can also take advantage of our free risk management tools, exceptional execution, and 24/5 global market access with a broker that’s known for transparency, fairness, and an exemplary regulatory track record.”

“Serving the needs of the local investment community across the Asia Pacific region is a top priority,” said Rajesh Yohannan, Managing Director and CEO for OANDA Asia Pacific. “As APAC investors are demanding access to foreign markets and commodities in demand worldwide, CFDs have become increasingly popular with retail traders, and OANDA Asia Pacific’s customers have voiced their desire to invest in these versatile instruments.”

A CFD is an over-the-counter, leveraged derivative instrument whose price is based on an underlying asset. Neither the trader nor the authorized, regulated dealer owns the financial asset; they only own the speculation contract.

The CFDs available on OANDA’s platform includes several leading international stock market indices such as the Nikkei 225, S&P 500, Germany’s DAX 30, the Hang Seng, and the Russell 2000 Index; U.K. 10-year Gilt, 10-year German Bund, and two-year, five-year, and 10-year U.S. Treasury notes; and commodities including Brent crude oil, natural gas, wheat, and corn.

Note to Editors:

About OANDA

OANDA has transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s award-winning online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. OANDA’s powerful, flexible fxTrade platform is also accessible via mobile applications for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

In 2012, OANDA was named “Best Forex Provider” by the Financial Times and by Investors Chronicle; “Best FX Broker” by Forex Magnates; and was recognized by Investment Trends Singapore as providing “Best Value for Money” and “Highest Overall Client Satisfaction”. OANDA was also the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information. Today, the company’s OANDA Rate® data are the benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.

OANDA has six offices worldwide, in Chicago, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich. The company is regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).

Contacts:

Hoffman Agency for OANDA Asia Pacific
Jacintha Ng
Direct: +65 6361 0250
OandaSG@hoffman.com
www.hoffman.com

Source: OANDA

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June 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Overseas Territories Support G8 Initiative on Tax, Trade and Transparency

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LONDON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

We, the Political Leaders of the Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos, warmly welcome our meeting with the Prime Minister today to discuss Tax, Trade and Transparency, where we had a very clear agreement and constructive exchange of views on the practical steps needed to tackle the global problem of tax evasion and how the UK and the Overseas Territories will continue to apply our high standards of regulation to address this.

As part of our contribution to advancing this global agenda and to create a level playing field right across the world, different Overseas Territories at different times, and now unanimously, have reiterated and confirmed our agreement to the following three (3) important steps:

To play an active part in the new pilot initiative of multilateral automatic tax information exchange launched by the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain;
To prepare national action plans on Beneficial Ownership to meet the FATF standards;
To commit to joining the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance on Tax Matters.

It is our collective view that as we free up the world economy we must make sure openness delivers benefits for rich economies and developing countries alike and that we maintain confidence in the fairness and effectiveness of our tax systems and in the operation of global markets. Tackling tax evasion and fraud is a global responsibility in which we will continue to play our full part.

We welcome the Prime Minister’s willingness to work in partnership with us in seeking to achieve a step change in international standards and establishing a global level playing field through the UK’s G8 Presidency.

As part of our continuing commitment to tackling tax evasion and fraud, we have also undertaken to prepare Action Plans setting out the concrete steps, where needed, to fully implement the Financial Action Task Force standards to further increase our already high standards of transparency on beneficial ownership information and to ensure that this information is available to law enforcement and tax authorities in accordance with our established mutual legal assistance cooperation regimes.

The Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters is an important global instrument, which builds upon our existing network of many bilateral agreements and other existing arrangements for exchanging information between tax authorities. The Convention offers an accessible route to increase the number of jurisdictions which will be able to benefit from information exchange. It is for this reason that we have committed to joining the Convention and have requested its extension to our jurisdictions as soon as possible, subject to our national procedures and the need for ensuring the achievement of a global level playing field.

We are committed to continuing to play a leading role in delivering a fair, responsible and effectively regulated global business environment.

We express the hope that the UK Prime Minister will succeed at Lough Erne in securing a new global standard and all Leaders will commit to move together on this common agenda designed to secure more economic growth.

Source: Political Leaders of the Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos Islands

Source: Political Leaders of the Overseas Territories

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June 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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SHL Report Illustrates how Talent Data on Employees and Pre-hire Candidates Drive Business Results

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2013 Business Outcomes Study highlights bottom-line improvements achieved through assessment solutions

SHANGHAI, June 17, 2013/PRNewswire/ — SHL, the global leader in talent measurement solutions and part of CEB, today released its seventh annualBusiness Outcomes Study Report, spotlighting the positive ROI that companies have achieved using talent assessment solutions. The report outlines 12 key findings based on the participation of more than 55 organizations representing a range of industries including finance, technology and hospitality. The case-study-based report reveals that organizations are achieving tangible bottom-line results through a better understanding of the abilities and future potential of their prospective new-hire candidates and current employees.

The report highlights results from a number of companies from around the world, all of which have used SHL insights to inform strategic business decisions and realized measurable value. Each case shows a direct correlation between talent measurement and greater operational efficiency or quality, higher revenues, lower costs, or more effective leadership.

For example, an electronics retailer found that sales associates who achieved high assessment scores averaged 19 percent more sales per month, translating to more than US$70 million in increased sales per year. Additionally, a telecommunications provider found that customer service agents who had high assessment scores handled calls faster, were more likely to meet customer service rating goals and were more likely to be rated top performers overall. The company saved more than US$22 million annually through increases in productivity.

“Today’s market pressures make it more important than ever to have the right workforce in place to drive positive results across an enterprise — from sales and customer service, to production and executive management,” said Robert Morgan, SHL President and CEB General Manager. “In fact, global executives believe the key to delivering profitable growth is a 20 percent increase in staff productivity. Our findings clearly show that those organizations that leverage talent measurement solutions to recruit, retain, and develop top talent typically meet or exceed their performance and productivity goals.”

“As organizations seek to do more with less, many are looking to talent management solutions including pre-hire and post-hire assessment tests, in order to better understand people’s abilities and potential to perform. Organizations need employees who are flexible, collaborative and able to flourish in increasingly knowledge-based roles if they want to grow,” Morgan added.

For more information about SHL or to request a copy of the Business Outcomes Study Report, visit:www.shl.com/bos.

About SHL

SHL is the leader in talent measurement solutions, driving better business results for clients through superior people intelligence and decisions — from hiring and recruiting, to employee development and succession planning. With a presence in over 50 countries, SHL delivers more than 30 million assessments annually in over 30 languages — allowing over 10,000 business customers to benefit from both global expertise and local insight. Along with its world-class consulting practices and 24-hour support centre, SHL clients can access over 1,000 assessments through an easy-to-use technology platform. SHL was acquired in 2012 by CEB, the leading member-based advisory company. By combining the best practices of thousands of member companies with advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, CEB equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. Headquartered in London, UK, SHL has offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. For more information, visit www.shl.com.

Media enquiry:
Karen Wong
Marketing (HK & Singapore) & Asia Communications Manager, SHL
E: karen.wong@shl.com

Source: SHL

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June 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Blancco to Showcase Extensive Range of Data Erasure Solutions at CommunicAsia 2013

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JOENSUU, Finland, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Blancco LUN and Blancco 4 for PCs, servers and mass storage erasure will be among those highlighted as Blancco exhibits best practices in secure data erasure management

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, will showcase its latest product innovations at CommunicAsia 2013, Asia’s largest integrated communications and information technology (IT) event. The event is scheduled from June 18-21 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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An internationally recognized champion and expert in data privacy and security, Blancco recently opened the Blancco SEA Sdn Bhd office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to manage continuing growth in the region and provide direct support to local customers there. “We look forward to having a significant presence at CommunicAsia,” saidAlan Puah, Managing Director of Blancco SEA Sdn Bhd. He and Lucas Weber, Product Manager, are scheduled to make a presentation, “Data Erasure in the Cloud, Data Centers and Storage Systems,” in the event’s Discovery Lounge at 2:30 p.m. on June 19.

Blancco offers a 100% secure erasure solution for data on a broad range of platforms-PCs, servers, mobile and flash devices and data storage systems. In particular, the company will spotlight Blancco 4, its data erasure solution for PCs, servers and mass storage environments, at Stand BR6-07 during CommunicAsia. Blancco will also share its solutions and best practices for virtual environments in data centers with solutions like Blancco LUN. For more information, download a white paper on how Blancco is helping enterprises of all sizes meet their IT security challenges.

CommunicAsia participants can register for the event free of charge at this link.

About Blancco

Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The company’s products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at http://www.blancco.com.

Media Contact:
Monica Shaw
+1-770-367-9534
mshaw@carabinerpr.com

Blancco SEA Sdn Bhd
Alan Puah, Managing Director
+6012-375-0125
alan.puah@blancco.com

Source: Blancco Oy Ltd.

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June 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Altran and Microsoft Present Flight Focus’ Innovative Electronic Flight Bag Solution for Aircraft Connectivity

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PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

On the occasion of the 2013 Paris Air Show from 17 to 23 June, Altran and Microsoft Corporation will highlight their strategic partnership in IT and Business Intelligence with a first innovation in the domain of Aircraft connectivity. Altran, Microsoft and Flight Focus will present “NavigaSuite”, the first suite of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications designed by Altran and integrated by Flight Focus on the Windows 8 platform.

Repositioned as an open platform provider with total independence regarding EFB application providers, the company Flight Focus, which recently installed and certified their Cabin Inflight WiFi platform for Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity on Air China’s A330s, demonstrates a fully Integrated Tablet Management solution with this prototype. By integrating the “NavigaSuite”, the Flight Focus open avionics platform offers a seamlessly integrated, customised and secure connected flight deck solution that optimizes flight operations and simplifies pilot mission.

Everything the pilot needs is integrated in a seamless environment: pre-flight check in, workflow for missions, manuals and charts, as well as the possibility of selecting the data sets they require in a clipboard, and sending messages to flight operations, all in a seamless environment. The Mail App is automatically installed in Windows 8 and used as the official messaging tool for pilots and flight operations.

Built on the Windows 8 platform, the Connected EFB for the Airline industry is a mission-critical, enterprise-class solution designed to manage pre-flight, flight and file operations for the cockpit. The new prototype allows pilots to perform their tasks in a simple yet immersive way, while providing the high level of security required by the flight deck,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, the President of Microsoft International.

For this project, Microsoft and Altran have pooled their expertise to deliver the architecture, specifications, development and tests for the ‘NavigaSuite‘.  We collaborated with Flight Focus to enable Windows 8 connectivity and support aircraft interfacing (drivers and security). Altran can fast-track any software application development with its Altran Mobile Factory, design tailored, connected apps and solutions for airlines and operators, and is the best-equipped partner for a custom-made, connected EFB project leveraging Flight Focus technology,”said Sebastien Renouard, Altran’s Executive Director – Aerospace, Defence and Railways.

Read the complete press release

Get connected at the Altran Chalet and discover the demonstrator.

Contact: Leonore COUSIN +33(0)1-46-41-71-60

Source: Altran

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June 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Pope Francis Blesses Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

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ROME/PRNewswire/ —

Pope Francis today blessed thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and riders to the celebratory roar of V-Twin engines as he rode through the crowd in Vatican City. In the spirit of fulfilling dreams, Harley-Davidson fans from all over the world took part in the pontiff’s Sunday ceremonies as part of Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary celebrations in Rome.
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“Our promise to our customers is to offer them once-in-a-lifetime experiences that few other brands can fulfill,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Having our customers treated to the blessing today fulfills that promise of epic adventures.”
During the Mass, Pope Francis thanked everyone participating in Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary celebrations in Rome.
The four-day celebration draws to a close Sunday night with a full program of music and entertainment at the Port of Ostia, Rome. The event marks the European leg of Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary, a year-long series of global celebrations spanning 11 countries on six continents culminating in the company’s hometown of Milwaukee during the last weekend in August.
For more information about the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary, please visit: http://110.harley-davidson.com/
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at http://www.harley-davidson.com/.
Source: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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June 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Fast Retailing Supports the Empowerment of Women in Bangladesh

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Donates to Asian University for Women, and Launches Girls’ Soccer Project

TOKYO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. today announces plans to empower women and challenge gender inequality in Bangladesh through two new initiatives – a US $1 million donation to the Asian University for Women, and a project to support girls’ soccer. Through the initiatives, Fast Retailing aims to empower the next generation of Bangladeshi women, to help them to fully realize their talents and play an active role in society.

For the Asian University for Women, Fast Retailing is establishing a donor program to provide US $1 million in financial support over five-years to the institute, allowing motivated women the opportunity to develop and play an active role in society. Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women is Asia’s only international school dedicated to cultivating successive generations of female leaders. Many of the students are the first female in their family to attend university, and approximately 60% are on full scholarships.

For the girls’ soccer project, Fast Retailing is partnering with the NGO Plan Japan to provide training in soccer, leadership, and gender equality and women’s rights and health, as well as to support the organization of soccer tournaments across Bangladesh. Participants are also provided with UNIQLO clothing for training. Through this, Fast Retailing aims to help Bangladeshi girls gain the confidence to assert themselves. As many as 1,200 girls between the ages of 10 and 15 are eligible to participate, representing 64 teams of 18 players each. The project is planned across all seven of Bangladesh’s administrative divisions (Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet and Chittagong), for a three year period. The girls’ soccer project falls under Fast Retailings’ Clothes for Smiles (http://clothesforsmiles.uniqlo.com/), with world’s top-ranked men’s professional tennis player and UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador Novak Djokovic.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, Fast Retailing is currently the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand.Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 13 markets worldwide including Japan, mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visitwww.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com

For media queries, please contact: Fast Retailing, Corporate PR Department Aldo Liguori/Oliver Ormrod, Tokyo, Japan, Tel. +81 (0)3 6885 0960

Source: Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.

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June 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

Datawatch Schedules Conference Call To Discuss Agreement To Acquire Panopticon

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. /PRNewswire/ — Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of information optimization solutions, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Panopticon Software AB, a privately held Swedish company specializing in the delivery of real-time visual data discovery solutions and will discuss the acquisition in a conference call scheduled today, Monday, June 17, 2013 at 1:00PM ET.
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To join the conference call, please dial 877-407-0782 or internationally 201-689-8567 at least 10 minutes before the start of the call. You may access the webcast by following this link: http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=171131. A replay of the webcast will be posted to Datawatch’s investor relations website (www.investor.datawatch.com) approximately one hour after the completion of the call.
ABOUT DATAWATCH CORPORATION
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) is a leader in providing information optimization products and solutions that allow organizations to deliver the greatest data variety possible into their big data and analytic applications. Datawatch provides organizations the ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files, and EDI streams into these applications to provide a 360 degree perspective of the issues and opportunities that exist in their businesses. More than 40,000 organizations worldwide use Datawatch’s products and services, including 99 of the Fortune 100, and businesses of every type can benefit from the power and flexibility of Datawatch’s industry leading solutions. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.datawatch.com.
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Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements, including but not limited to those relating to results of operations, contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: risks associated with the continuing weak global economy; risks associated with fluctuations in quarterly operating results due, among other factors, to the size and timing of large customer orders; risks associated with acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of intellectual property from Math Strategies and the acquisition of Panopticon; the volatility of Datawatch’s stock price; limitations on the effectiveness of internal controls; rapid technological change; Datawatch’s dependence on the introduction of new products and possible delays in those introductions; competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for information optimization in particular; Datawatch’s dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties; risks associated with international sales and operations; risks associated with indirect distribution channels; the adequacy of Datawatch’s sales returns reserve; risks associated with a subscription sales model; Datawatch’s dependence on its ability to hire and retain skilled personnel; disruption or failure of Datawatch’s technology systems that may result from a natural disaster, cyber-attack or other catastrophic event; and uncertainty and additional costs that may result from evolving regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2012 and Form 10-Q for the quarters ended December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors.
Investor Contact:
Datawatch Investor Relations
investor@datawatch.com
Phone: +1-978-441-2200 ext. 8323
Media Contact:
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Datawatch Corporation
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Phone: +1-978-441-2200 ext. 8387
Twitter: @datawatch
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Source: Datawatch Corporation

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June 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

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Conax Positioning TV Operators for Securing Digitization to Multiscreen Video Opportunities @CommunicAsia 2013

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— Safeguarding premium content revenues and enabling pay-TV operators to provide secure, consistent and flexible service offerings across any device or network
SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — CommunicAsia / Broadcast Asia — Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for securing multi-device and digital video revenues, announced at CommunicAsia it will demonstrate advanced solutions that enable short time-to-market for a secure, unified approach to video and TV content consumption on any device and over any network. Also in Singapore this week, Stephen Lee, Business Development Manager, Conax will lead the Broadcast Asia OTT Workshop “Emerging vs. Developed Regions – Business Models to Monetise Content” on June 21st.
“The pay-TV industry is experiencing an exciting transition and Conax is proud to be part of some of the most innovative deployments in the market,” says Are Mathisen, VP APAC Sales, Conax. “Content owners and distributors want to maximize the reach of revenue generating content and ensure that they get paid for content as many times as possible, whether cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators or Over-the-Top. At CommunicAsia, we will be showcasing the secure technologies that will drive the future of pay-TV content consumption.”
Broadcast Asia workshop: Monetising Content – Innovative Business Models, Friday, June 21st
Track C5: OTT Workshop: Emerging vs. Developed Regions – Business Models to Monetise Content
(led by Stephen Lee, Business Development Manager, Conax)
What and How can emerging Players learn from Developed Players in the Region,
– by Ather A. Baig, Sr. Manager IP Operations, Pakistan Telecommunication
Different Strategies to Engage Viewers on Four screens for emerging and developed regions,
– by Stephen Lee, Conax
OTT Technology Demo: By, Tor Helge Kristiansen, Director of Product Development, Conax
Q&A Session with speakers
CommunicAsia, Conax stand #1G2-14: At CommunicAsia, Conax specialists will be available to provide operators with expertise on cultivating secure video distribution and demonstrations of future-oriented Conax Contego™ solutions for safeguarding content revenues and positioning for digitization through to multiscreen opportunities and into the future:
Revolutionary time-to-market
Secure and flexible content delivery to all devices
Securing entertainment – dynamic and consistent user experience across all devices
Live-TV, Video-on-Demand and Catch-up TV on multiple devices
With over 25 years of experience, Conax is guiding operators in making the best choices for protecting their content revenues while also positioning for future.
About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax provides future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices, securely. Today Conax secures content for operators representing 125 million pay TV consumers in over 85 countries around the globe.
Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 150 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter
Source: Conax

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June 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

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