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NTT Com Security enters BoardRoom with WideAngle Managed Security Services

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Solution will enable BoardRoom to reduce costs and risk while enabling clients to be compliant with local and regional regulators
SINGAPORE, Dec, 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NTT Com Security (formerly Integralis), a global information security and risk management organisation, has been selected by leading Asian corporate and advisory service provider BoardRoom to provide next-generation Managed Security Services (MSS), covering sites in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The MSS will be delivered under NTT Com Security’s single global brand, WideAngle, launched earlier this year to represent its portfolio of managed service, consulting and technology products.
Headquartered in Singapore, BoardRoom is the partner of choice for many Fortune 500 multinationals, public-listed and privately-owned enterprises. BoardRoom offers an integrated suite of smart business solutions including accounting & finance, HR & payroll, internal audit, risk management, shareholder and taxation services, all of which need to operate in a secure environment.
“As a market leader BoardRoom takes security and compliance with local and regional regulators extremely seriously. BoardRoom also understands the benefit of working with advanced security professionals, so this is a great opportunity for us to showcase our next-generation WideAngle Services,” said William Yeack, President of Asia Pacific, NTT Com Security.
Together with NTT Singapore, NTT Com Security will design, implement and manage security components as part of the new solution. By offering a flexible business approach, the total solution is being delivered under an opex model with monthly payments, enabling BoardRoom to avoid incurring up-front costs and to better manage cashflow.
“Like many other businesses today, we see managed security services as an invaluable tool to guard against threats and maintain confidentiality. The services from NTT Com Security will certainly enable us to reduce costs but, more importantly, it reduces risk and enables our clients to shorten their time to market while ensuring they are compliant with the local and regional regulators,” said Gene Lim, Associate IT Director of BoardRoom.
“Through our reliable, high-quality networks and state-of-the-art data centers, and in collaboration with NTT Com Security, we will continue to help customers strengthen their businesses by optimizing and securing their ICT environments, in a seamless, end-to-end basis,” said Takeshi Kazami, CEO & President of NTT Singapore.
BoardRoom’s production environment uses NTT Singapore’s Enterprise Cloud platform, which is part of a global network reaching more than 150 countries with over 140 secure data centers worldwide. The NTT solution will include deployment of next-generation firewalls coupled with an intrusion prevention system that will give BoardRoom visibility of all network traffic based on application, user or content.
About NTT Com Security
NTT Com Security is one of the largest global information security and risk management organisations, which delivers a portfolio of managed security, business infrastructure, consulting, and technology integration services through its WideAngle brand. NTT Com Security enables organizations lower their IT costs and increase the depth of IT security protection, risk management, compliance and service availability. NTT Com Security AG, is headquartered in Ismaning, Germany and part of the NTT Communications Group, owned by NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nttcomsecurity.com.
For media enquiries about NTT Com Security, please contact:
Ambreen Momin
Rice Communications
Tel: +65-3157-5677
Mob: +65-9839-0974
ambreen.momin@ricecomms.com
Source: NTT Com Security

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December 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm

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GASH PLUS Accelerates Global Expansion with CyberSource’s Fraud Management Expertise

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TAIPEI, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CyberSource, a Visa company (NYSE: V), and one of the world’s largest providers of eCommerce payment management services, has announced a partnership with GASH PLUS (GASH+), one of Asia Pacific’s leading platforms for the digital entertainment industry. By leveraging CyberSource’s payment management platform, including its fraud management expertise and CyberSource Decision Manager, GASH+ will now be able to strengthen its fraud management capabilities across its digital gaming services platform to help accelerate global expansion.
According to a recent study, Asia’s games market is the world’s largest at 36 percent of the global market share[1]. In addition, the global online gaming market is expected to grow from US$63 billion in 2012 to US$79 billion in 2017[2]. Businesses looking to extend their international reach will need to effectively streamline and perfect their online fraud management.
GASH+, part of online gaming company Gamania, provides content publishers (CPs) with a platform of over 4,000 servers, using Gamania IDC Host Service to distribute and monetize their titles. With over a thousand CP game titles and 14 million users in Taiwan, enabling secure international credit card acceptance will lead to higher convenience for their customers and enable sales across Asia Pacific and Europe.
To instill confidence in the use of card payments online, GASH+ needed to demonstrate its ability to identify potential fraudulent transactions during the screening process. As a result of this strategic direction, the company will deploy CyberSource’s fraud management tool, Decision Manager, and engage CyberSource Managed Risk Services to leverage its expertise in tailoring global fraud management strategies. CyberSource Managed Risk Services, which has offices throughout the world, provides global fraud expertise, which aligned with the company’s market expansion plans to safely accept more international transactions.
“As we expand to North America and other new regions, we need a secure and reliable electronic payment system. Our customers’ demand for convenience and safety and their ease of access to premium entertainment are our business priorities. This partnership with CyberSource will allow us to significantly reduce any possible risks from international payment acceptance by improving the accuracy and efficiency of fraud management. With the implementation of Decision Manager, we are confident of detecting fraud effectively and more accurately for all our customers,” Hank Su, Chief Operating Officer, GASHPLUS (GASH+).
CyberSource Decision Manager features the World’s Largest Fraud Detection Radar, which empowers merchants to pinpoint fraud faster, more accurately and with less manual intervention. Data insights are derived via sophisticated modeling of more than 60 billion transactions Visa and CyberSource process annually worldwide, including transactions across multiple payment types and sales channels, spanning online, call center, mobile and point-of-sale (POS). The transaction data is supplemented by detector tests and time-tested statistical risk models, which can be further localized by region to further expand the depth and breadth of transaction pattern visibility.
“At CyberSource, we seek to enable our customers to innovate, grow and reach their target markets faster with greater confidence and sales success. We are delighted to work with GASH+ to help the company succeed in its business expansion strategy in the fast-growing digital entertainment industry,” said Poon Khye Wei, Regional Director, Greater China & Korea, CyberSource. “As this industry continues to evolve with different models of gaming and increased cross-border interactions, robust fraud management strategies will continue to be a critical factor for success.”
[1] Newzoo, 2013 Global Games Market Report Infographics, July 15, 2013
[2] DFC Intelligence, DFC Intelligence Forecasts Worldwide Online Game Market to Reach $79 Billion by 2017, June 4, 2013
About CyberSource
CyberSource, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa Inc., is a payment management company. Over 400,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource and Authorize.Net brand solutions to process online payments, streamline fraud management, and simplify payment security. The company is headquartered in Foster City, CA and maintains offices throughout the world, with regional headquarters in Singapore, Tokyo, Miami/Sao Paulo and Reading, U.K. CyberSource operates in Europe under agreement with Visa Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.cybersource.com/asiapacific.
About GASH PLUS (GASH+)
GASH PLUS (previously known as GASH) is a renowned and convenient virtual currency in Gamania’s 10 years history. Founded in 1995, it is the most recognized payment tool for gamers and content publishers in ASIA and is working towards certifications for ISO27001, PCI DSS and ASIA Multi Countries’ 3rd Party Payment Law. Not only does GASH+ offer high-quality payment services for gamers, it also combines powerful digital entertainment which allows global digital gamers to immerse freely in the boundless virtual entertainment world. For more information, please visithttp://www.gashplus.com.
For media queries, please contact:
Lara D’Souza / Felicia Ang
Ying Communications
+65-9622-7065 / +65-9113-9636
lara.dsouza@yingcomms.com / felicia.ang@yingcomms.com

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December 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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Darling International Inc. Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock

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IRVING, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR), a leading provider of rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nations’ food industry, today announced that it intends to offer 40,000,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. In addition, Darling will grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase from it up to 6,000,000 additional shares of Darling common stock. Darling intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to pay part of the consideration for its previously announced acquisition of the VION Ingredients division of VION Holding N.V., together with related fees and expenses, or for general corporate purposes if the acquisition is not completed.
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Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan and BMO Capital Markets are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering and Avondale Partners and Stephens Inc. are serving as co-managers. The shares will be issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website, http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, from J.P. Morgan, Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York, NY 11717, telephone: 1-631-254-1735 or from BMO Capital Markets, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, phone: 1-800-414-3627 or by emailing BMOProspectus@bmo.com.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Darling
Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of rendering and bakery residuals recycling solutions to the nation’s food industry. The Company recycles beef, poultry and pork by-product streams into useable ingredients such as tallow, feed-grade fats, meat and bone meal, poultry meal and hides. The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. These products are primarily sold to agricultural, pet food, leather, oleo-chemical and biodiesel manufacturers around the world. In addition, the Company provides grease trap collection services and sells used cooking oil collection equipment to restaurants and collects and land applies industrial residuals. For additional information, visit the Company’s website athttp://www.darlingii.com.
{This media release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business, operations and prospects of Darling International and its subsidiaries and industry factors affecting them that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. These statements are identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “begin,” “look forward,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “estimate,” “continue,” “momentum,” “project,” “plan” and similar expressions and other words referring to events to occur in the future. These statements reflect Darling International’s current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, including:
volatility of ingredient prices and their potential impact on the prices of our raw materials, our products or commodities that may be used as substitutes for our products;
our continued ability to procure good quality raw materials for our products in adequate quantities;
energy prices for natural gas and diesel fuel, on which our operations are highly dependent;
the concentration of our revenue from a limited number of suppliers and customers;
certain of our operating facilities’ dependence upon a few suppliers or a single supplier;
global trends relating to meat and poultry consumption and their effect on raw material availability and demand for feed products;
the international nature of our operations, including exchange rate and exchange control risks, general economic and political conditions, tax-related risks and export or import requirements for, or restrictions related to, our products;
the risks associated with Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC, our 50%/50% renewable diesel joint venture (the “Joint Venture”) with Valero Energy Corporation, including the potential for operational issues at the Joint Venture’s renewable diesel plant, particularly in the early months of operation;
changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas emissions;
costs and liabilities associated with compliance with government regulations;
the impact of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly referred to as “mad cow disease,” and other food safety issues on our business, including the implementation of related laws and regulations;
the occurrence of any disease correctly or incorrectly linked to animals, such as Bird Flu;
seasonal factors and weather which can impact the quality and volume of raw materials;
potential product liability claims or product recalls;
the continued service of key personnel;
our dependence upon the continued and uninterrupted operation of a single operating facility in certain markets;
our substantial level of indebtedness following the Transactions;
our ability to incur additional indebtedness;
the possibility of increased contributions to our multi-employer defined benefit pension plans and to pension and welfare plans generally as a result of government action, particularly in our facilities outside of the United States;
the occurrence of any material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting;
any impairments in our goodwill or other intangible assets;
the impact of terrorist attacks or acts of war;
potential work stoppages at our principal operating facilities, including due to labor union or works council issues;
the outcome of litigation and other legal proceedings against us;
any third party claims of intellectual property infringement against us;
decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending;
regulatory agency approval and the satisfaction of other conditions for such completion of the VION acquisition;
the lack of control Darling has over VION Ingredients until completion of the VION Acquisition;
uncertainty about the VION Acquisition making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers;
our efforts to effectively integrate Darling’s business with Rothsay’s business and VION Ingredients’ business;
our ability to realize growth opportunities and cost synergies as a result of the Acquisitions;
our ability to effectively manage our expanded operations following the Acquisitions;
any future acquisitions or strategic alliances; and
the successful financing and consummation of the VION Acquisition and any future acquisitions,
each of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Other risks and uncertainties regarding Darling International, its business and the industry in which it operates are referenced from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Darling International is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update, revise or publicly release the results of any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.}
For More Information, contact:
Melissa A. Gaither, Director of Investor Relations
251 O’Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038
Phone: +1-972-717-0300
Source: Darling International Inc.

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December 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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Avakian Scholarship Winner Announced in Partnership with Central Saint Martins

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LONDON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The winner of the Avakian Scholarship was announced at the Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Awards this fall 2013. Avakian will be funding the cost of studies of one final year student annually for each of the next three academic years and is delighted to announce that Tiffany Baehler has been chosen for the first 2013/14 Avakian Scholarship.
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The final selection process was whittled down to five students who were each invited to present their portfolios at an interview panel including Avakian director, Corinne Avakian and Caroline Broadhead, BA Jewellery Course Leader.
Corinne Avakian said: “Tiffany demonstrated great imagination and originality in the development of her designs. The diversity and range of her creativity really shone through and I am delighted to be in a position to offer this scholarship.” The winner of the scholarship will also benefit from a six month paid internship at the workshops of the Geneva-based family jewellers.
Caroline Broadhead presented the Scholarship Award, saying, “The judging process is often very difficult and so hard to highlight any one student over another. Tiffany has a natural talent which comes across in the way she works and understands how jewellery is worn.”
2nd year student Baehler was also recognised in two other Award categories receiving Second Prize in the Cartier Award presented by Nathalie Verdeille and second prize in The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers Alias Wire Workers Award presented by Andrew Balcombe.
Avakian is also delighted to announce Dennis Song as the winner of a new Avakian Award for 1st year students aimed at encouraging young designers to work to a design brief. This year the brief was to design an elaborate ‘Oscar style’ hair ornament.
Corinne Avakian commented: “We are really excited to be involved with Central Saint Martins and I look forward to seeing how our first Scholarship Award winner progresses.”
For further details on Avakian please contact rp@avakian.com or visit http://www.avakian.com
Notes to editors:
Avakian
Swiss Jewellery House, established over 40 years ago with boutiques in Geneva, London, Moscow, Beverly Hills and New York, Avakian creates jewels that switch easily between day and night and are remarkable for their flexibility when worn and held. Bespoke commissions include a crown made for an Asian king for his wedding ceremony.
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Central Saint Martins’ graduates range from Stella McCartney to Anthony Gormley and Pierce Brosnan. Previous BA Jewellery programme sponsors include the V&A, Cartier and the British Museum. Influential Central Saint Martins’ BA Jewellery graduates now hold design positions at De Beers, Garrard, and Van Cleef & Arpels and include Hannah Martin and Tomasz Donocik.
Central Saint Martins is part of University of the Arts London.
Contact:
nartinian@avakian.com & info@avakian.com
Source: AVAKIAN

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December 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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15th Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition 2013 Achieves Success and Growth with 14,448 Visitors

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SINGAPORE, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 15th edition of Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition (SINCE) 2013 was held successfully at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from 23 – 25 October 2013.

Covering over 25,000 gross square meters and hosting 389 exhibitors from 21 countries, SINCE 2013 exceeded expectations with rising attention from all over the world. Also, it was improved with 10% more floor space over previous editions for participating companies. In addition, visitors’ attendance rose by 11% over the last edition.

SINCE has grown and become one of the leading global platforms for international manufacturers, suppliers and buyers to access the nonwovens markets of products and technologies in China and the rest of the world, as well as showcasing their products and services. Furthermore, with an increasing annual growth rate in China’s nonwovens industry, China’s total production of nonwovens accounts for more than one quarter of the global production of nonwovens. Hence, SINCE in Shanghai was absolutely the show to attend for exhibitors and visitors.

As one of the world’s key exhibitions for the nonwovens industry, the show offers an excellent communication platform and a vast window of opportunities for nonwovens industry professionals and related industries from all over the world. Visitors were able to source for new products and create sales, to build new contacts and networks, and to learn and receive updates.

Another highlight of the show was the Exhibitors’ Technical Presentation, which comprised of far-reaching technical developments and upcoming research and technology delivered by leading experts from respective fields. It was well attended by more than 100 delegates throughout the two days’ session.

Most of the participating companies have already booked and requested larger booth space for the next edition of ANEX/SINCE, which will take place from 25 – 27 May 2015 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. In fact, more than 70% of 2013 exhibitors have already signed up for their preferred booths at ANEX/SINCE 2015.

We look forward to achieving greater heights and success in 2015!
Source: Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition

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December 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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Darling International Inc. Announces Proposed Private Offering of $500 Million of Unsecured Senior Notes

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IRVING, Texas, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR), today announced that it intends, subject to market and other conditions, to launch an offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of its unsecured senior notes (the “Notes”) in the near future.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130806/DA58840LOGO)
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering to satisfy, discharge and redeem the Company’s 8.5% Senior Notes due 2018, to finance a portion of the Company’s previously announced acquisition of the Vion Ingredients division of Vion Holding N.V., to pay certain fees and expenses in connection with the Vion Ingredients acquisition and the financing thereof, and for general corporate purposes.
The Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to non-U.S. Persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
The Notes initially will be issued by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. If the Vion Ingredients acquisition is not consummated, the Notes will be mandatorily redeemed and, therefore, the Company’s 8.5% Senior Notes due 2018 will not be satisfied and discharged or redeemed with the proceeds thereof. If the Vion Ingredients acquisition is consummated, the Notes will be assumed by the Company and guaranteed by various domestic subsidiaries of the Company.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes, in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Darling
Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of rendering and bakery residuals recycling solutions to the nation’s food industry. The Company recycles beef, poultry and pork by-product streams into useable ingredients such as tallow, feed-grade fats, meat and bone meal, poultry meal and hides. The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. These products are primarily sold to agricultural, pet food, leather, oleo-chemical and biodiesel manufacturers around the world. In addition, the Company provides grease trap collection services and sells used cooking oil collection equipment to restaurants and collects and land applies industrial residuals. For additional information, visit the Company’s website athttp://www.darlingii.com.
{This media release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business, operations and prospects of Darling International and its subsidiaries and industry factors affecting them that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. These statements are identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “begin,” “look forward,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “should,” “could,” “potential,” “estimate,” “continue,” “momentum,” “project,” “plan” and similar expressions and other words referring to events to occur in the future. These statements reflect Darling International’s current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, including:
volatility of ingredient prices and their potential impact on the prices of our raw materials, our products or commodities that may be used as substitutes for our products;
our continued ability to procure good quality raw materials for our products in adequate quantities;
energy prices for natural gas and diesel fuel, on which our operations are highly dependent;
the concentration of our revenue from a limited number of suppliers and customers;
certain of our operating facilities’ dependence upon a few suppliers or a single supplier;
global trends relating to meat and poultry consumption and their effect on raw material availability and demand for feed products;
the international nature of our operations, including exchange rate and exchange control risks, general economic and political conditions, tax-related risks and export or import requirements for, or restrictions related to, our products;
the risks associated with Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC, our 50%/50% renewable diesel joint venture (the “Joint Venture”) with Valero Energy Corporation, including the potential for operational issues at the Joint Venture’s renewable diesel plant, particularly in the early months of operation;
changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas emissions;
costs and liabilities associated with compliance with government regulations;
the impact of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly referred to as “mad cow disease,” and other food safety issues on our business, including the implementation of related laws and regulations;
the occurrence of any disease correctly or incorrectly linked to animals, such as Bird Flu;
seasonal factors and weather which can impact the quality and volume of raw materials;
potential product liability claims or product recalls;
the continued service of key personnel;
our dependence upon the continued and uninterrupted operation of a single operating facility in certain markets;
our substantial level of indebtedness following the Transactions;
our ability to incur additional indebtedness;
the possibility of increased contributions to our multi-employer defined benefit pension plans and to pension and welfare plans generally as a result of government action, particularly in our facilities outside of the United States;
the occurrence of any material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting;
any impairments in our goodwill or other intangible assets;
the impact of terrorist attacks or acts of war;
potential work stoppages at our principal operating facilities, including due to labor union or works council issues;
the outcome of litigation and other legal proceedings against us;
any third party claims of intellectual property infringement against us;
decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending;
regulatory agency approval and the satisfaction of other conditions for such completion of the VION acquisition;
the lack of control Darling has over VION Ingredients until completion of the VION Acquisition;
uncertainty about the VION Acquisition making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers;
our efforts to effectively integrate Darling’s business with Rothsay’s business and VION Ingredients’ business;
our ability to realize growth opportunities and cost synergies as a result of the Acquisitions;
our ability to effectively manage our expanded operations following the Acquisitions;
any future acquisitions or strategic alliances; and
the successful financing and consummation of the VION Acquisition and any future acquisitions,
each of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Other risks and uncertainties regarding Darling International, its business and the industry in which it operates are referenced from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Darling International is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update, revise or publicly release the results of any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.}
For More Information, contact:
Melissa A. Gaither, Director of Investor Relations
251 O’Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038
Phone: +1-972-717-0300
Source: Darling International Inc.

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December 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

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Sociedade Baia de Luanda Presents an Outstanding Real Estate Project at the Seafront of Angola’s Capital

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LUANDA, Angola /PRNewswire/ —
Project will change Luanda’s seafront into a unique, urban and social challenging project, combining modernism, urbanism and quality of life
The international presentation of Luanda’s Bay project took place during the 1st Luanda Bay Business Forum, in the city capital of Angola.
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“Sociedade Baia de Luanda” redeveloped the whole Luanda’s Bay seafront area and is now working on the real estate project that will occupy three different plots, in a total area of 39 hectares that will change the face of Luanda, combining modernism, urbanism and quality of life.
The project involves a total investment in construction of around 6,300 million dollars, through 20 years. This investment contemplates the general improvement of the area and the development of a real estate project comprising 78 buildings, in a total construction area of 1.7 million square metres, with car parks and service areas.
These three plots of land reclaimed from the sea will include spaces for housing, offices, services and shops that will make Luanda more modern, functional and cosmopolitan.
To publicise how this project is progressing, Sociedade Baia de Luanda organized the first Business Forum in Luanda, evolving the investors already committed, as well as the main players in the national community of investors. International investment companies and funds, banks, real estate companies, construction companies, hotel chains, engineering and architecture firms also took part so that they could discover the advantages of investing in this project which promises conditions of return on a par with other fast developing parts of the world, namely in Asia.
This project stems from a private partnership between the national corporate sector and the Angolan State, in which the private companies, namely Sonangol, Banco Atlantico, GENI, Millennium BCP and Finicapital, took on all of the economic risk of the initiative, meaning that the Government of the Republic of Angola did not have to resort to public investment.
In exchange for the investment made in the redevelopment, the Angolan State ceded the surface and construction rights on the land reclaimed from the sea, together with other concessions as the new car parks on the redeveloped seafront.
The project has already won awards in Angola, in South Africa and in Portugal. And in October of 2013 it was distinguished in the United States of America by the International Waterfront Association, a non-profit institution which awards prizes to the best waterfront redevelopment projects in the world. Luanda Bay won the award for the best environmental redevelopment and public space project from among 40 projects entered from around the world.
Photograph attached.
For further contacts:
Operational – Mauro Martins, mmartins@finicapital.com, +244-923-639-966
Editorial – Jose Barata, jbarata@jlma.pt, +351-962-013-726
Source: Sociedade Baia de Luanda

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December 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

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Hasbro Employees Worldwide Make the Holidays Brighter for Thousands of Children in Need through First-Ever Global Day of Joy

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, global branded play company Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) spread joy to thousands of underserved children in 35 countries through its first-ever Global Day of Joy. The initiative empowered Hasbro’s 5,000 employees worldwide to spread joy by volunteering in community service projects to help children in need.
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From its global headquarters in the United States to its offices across Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific –Team Hasbro employees volunteered with more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide, many of which the company works closely with during the year through its philanthropic programs.
“Hasbro’s commitment to helping children where we live and work began with our founders more than 90 years ago and continues with our inaugural Global Day of Joy,” said Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner. “With the help of our many charitable partners, this initiative provided our employees with a glimpse into the incredible impact that can be made for children in need across the globe when we work together.”
Examples of service projects that took place on Hasbro’s Global Day of Joy include:
transformation of 24 outdated play areas into safer, more vibrant and inspiring spaces, including one at Operation Smile’s location in Colombia for children who have received life changing cleft palate procedures
hosting a variety of “Game Day” events at schools and other youth organizations
assembly of 136,000 meals that were delivered to food pantries and schools in partnership with Outreach Inc., a U.S. based hunger relief organization
the delivery of thousands of toys and games to charitable organizations across the globe
Throughout the year, Hasbro’s philanthropic programs focus on empowering childhood by bringing “the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service” into the lives of children in need. During the 2013 holiday season alone, Hasbro expects to donate more than $3 million worth of toys and games to children and approximately $15 million in total philanthropic support worldwide.
Learn more about Hasbro’s philanthropic programs worldwide.
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.
Source: Hasbro, Inc.

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December 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

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Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona Receives First Ever EUCROF Early Phase Unit Quality Mark

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VERONA, Italy/PRNewswire/ — Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona (CRC), a leading Early Phase Clinical Research facility, today announced that it has become the first organization to be accredited under a new scheme of quality certification conducted by EUCROF (European CROs Federation).
‘We are delighted to make this announcement today confirming our successful accreditation under the EUCROF Quality Mark for Early Phase Units scheme. The system provides sponsors and study volunteers assurance that certified facilities are independently audited and have reached the highest standards of quality,’ noted Stefano Milleri MD, Medical Director of CRC. ‘We are sure that this Quality Mark will also provide a useful benchmark for future clients, who can now be assured instantly from an independent expert source that our work here at CRC is consistent with the highest quality and safety standards.’
‘The Early Phase Unit Quality Mark accreditation scheme reflects EUCROF’s commitment to continuous improvement in provision of clinical research services by our members,’ said Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Gerbl-Rieger, a member of the EUCROF Early Phase Working Group. ‘The audit process is independently conducted and examines 12 areas of operations which, for example, affect patient safety, regulatory compliance and organizational quality. I am pleased that CRC has been the first Early Phase Unit to be recognized with this award and look forward to other facilities joining the scheme.’
About Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona (CRC): Founded in 2005 from the legacy of the Experimental Medicine department of a global pharmaceutical company, CRC retains many of the same highly experienced and expert staff today. The facility is located within a large teaching hospital, giving it unrivalled access to many specific patient populations as well as healthy volunteers. Through the Hospital, CRC also has access to state of the art diagnostic and imaging equipment, and best in class laboratory facilities.
Contact:
Stefano Milleri
Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona
Phone: +39-045-812-65-09
Fax: +39-045-812-66-69
Policlinico G. B. Rossi
P.le L. A. Scuro 10
37134 Verona – Italy
http://www.crc.vr.it
info@crc.vr.it
Source: Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona (CRC)

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December 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

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Annual “Stars of Christmas” Community Project Commences at Mandarin Orchard Singapore

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SINGAPORE, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — “Stars of Christmas,” an annual community project by OUE Limited (SGX-ST: “OUE”) and Meritus Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with children’s aid societies, Club Rainbow, Children’s Cancer Foundation, and the VIVA Foundation, has commenced with the ceremonial hanging of Christmas stars at Mandarin Orchard Singapore.
Mr Thio Gim Hock, Chief Executive Officer of OUE Limited, hanging the Christmas stars
Mr Thio Gim Hock, Chief Executive Officer of OUE Limited, hanging the Christmas stars
“Stars of Christmas” is made possible with the generous support of partners including Harley-Davidson of Singapore, Harley Owners Group Singapore Chapter, and Chrysler Jeep Automotive of Singapore.
Leading the ceremony was OUE Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director, Mr Thio Gim Hock, and Mandarin Orchard Singapore Hotel Manager, Mr Danny Wong.
“Stars of Christmas” is aimed at soliciting Christmas presents for children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Stars bearing the name, age, and gender of each beneficiary adorn the Christmas tree at the main lobby of Mandarin Orchard Singapore. Hotel guests, visitors, and employees can then take part by picking the stars and buying corresponding presents that are then placed under the tree.
On 17 December 2013, the beneficiaries along with their siblings, parents, and caregivers, are guests of honour at a Christmas luncheon hosted by OUE Executive Chairman, Dr Stephen Riady. The children will be treated to an afternoon of entertainment and a scrumptious feast prepared by Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s award-winning chefs. The affair ends on a merry note with a visit from Santa and his helpers who will be giving out presents.
“Stars of Christmas” culminates in a “Toy Run” on 21 December 2013, during which Jeep® and a fleet of Santas and Santarinas on Harley-Davidson bikes will line the street frontage of Mandarin Gallery, flagging off at 9.30 in the morning to help deliver hundreds of donated Christmas presents to the various aid societies.
This year, “Stars of Christmas” extends the spirit of the season to children in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Additional stars will be hung onto the Christmas tree, giving the public a chance to buy presents and spread some Christmas cheer to hundreds of children in devastated communities.
For further press information, please contact:
Janice Azupardo
Regional Vice President, Branding & Communications
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
T +65-6831-6385
janice.azupardo@meritushotels.com
Source: Meritus Hotels & Resorts

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December 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

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