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RS Components and Allied Electronics Establish New Global Distribution Agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor

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-Agreement furthers distributor’s global product offer, as Allied continues to build its semiconductor portfolio in North America

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics(Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, have announced a new global distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor. The agreement extends the existing partnership with RS into the US,Canada and Mexico through Allied, its sister company in North America.

The Taiwan Semiconductor range includes discrete power rectifiers, analogue ICs, voltage references, sensors, linear and switching regulators, op-amps, comparators, and lighting ICs, which are now in stock at Allied and ready for rapid delivery. The move provides yet another boost to Allied’s semiconductor portfolio, which also includes a wide range of microcontrollers, LEDs and drivers, smart power components, DC/DC converters, audio ICs, power semiconductors and others.

“Our aim is to grow sales in North America by delivering product excellence and superior customer support,” saidAndy Chao, VP Marketing and Sales, Taiwan Semiconductor. “Working with a high-service-level distributor is the key to success and Allied Electronics is the natural choice, building on the excellent record we have established with RS Components in other important territories worldwide.”

“Adding Taiwan Semiconductor further strengthens our position as a supplier of high-quality semiconductors to the region’s engineering and manufacturing communities,” said Dan Radic, Product Director — Semiconductors, Allied Electronics. “This great product range also perfectly complements our wider portfolio of passives, electromechanical components, interconnects, single-board computers, consumables and more, all deliverable from stock for the ultimate in easy access and fast turnaround.”

Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors, RS Components, added, “By choosing to work with Allied inNorth America, Taiwan Semiconductor has endorsed the excellent results achieved in important markets in EMEA and Asia. By establishing this truly global agreement, our two organisations can go on to achieve even greater successes together.”

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://china.rs-online.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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Source: RS Components Singapore

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April 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm

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NI showcases Semiconductor Test System (STS) Series at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015

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-Open, modular PXI platform helps to lower costs of semiconductor production test and lab characterization
— What: SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015
— Where: Booth 1003 (SPICE Arena, Penang)
— When: 22 – 24 April 2015

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, will take part in SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015 in Penang, Malaysia from 22 to 24 April 2015. NI will demonstrate its technology leadership and showcase its suite of software and hardware solutions, including a firsthand preview of its Semiconductor Test System (STS) series in the region.

The STS series is a family of configurable test systems designed to lower the costs of semiconductor production test and lab characterization. Built on NI PXI modular capability with an added instrumentation and computing power, the STS series allows test engineers to evolve test capabilities and meet next-generation test requirements with lesser time and lower costs. Unlike traditional ATE systems, the STS combines modular instrumentation and graphical system design software which is particularly important for RF and mixed signal production test.

Chandran Nair, Managing Director of National Instruments ASEAN, said: “With rising costs of testing and increasing complexities in semiconductor technologies, traditional ATE systems are struggling to keep up with the market demands. With STS, our customers are now able to take advantage of the open, scalable platform-based approach that can be fully integrated into their existing production environment with minimal downtime, and this translates to huge costs saving and production gains.

The inaugural SEMICON Southeast Asia is an extension of its predecessor SEMICON Singapore which was first held in 1993. Over the years, SEMICON has become a highly anticipated tradeshow exhibition with networking events, market and technology seminars and conferences, and now with a large audience base within the Southeast Asian communities in the semiconductor and microelectronics sectors. NI welcomes the opportunities to meet with valued customers and partners at the event.

About NI
Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com) has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful platform-based systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries – from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics – use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

National Instruments, NI and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Source: NI

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April 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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Hawksford Singapore Releases Singapore Business Formation Statistics Q1 2015

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — The latest report by Hawksford Singapore reveals that the year 2015 has kicked off with a soft start compared to previous quarters, but Singapore remains a fertile environment that is attracting entrepreneurs, investors and enterprises alike.

The preceding quarters had phenomenally high business formation numbers. The mellowed global economic performance in the beginning of the year was also reflected in the business formation numbers. A total of 14,641 new businesses were formed in the Q1 2015, which is a sharp decline from 20,540 businesses formed in Q4 2014.

However the figures must be read in the light of other facts surrounding them. The record number of Sole Proprietorship and Partnership entities formed between Q2 and Q4 of 2014 inflated the company formation numbers for 2014.  This dramatic spike in such registration is attributed to the special privileges announced in the 2014 Budget, now that the financial year has ended it is only natural for the numbers to revert to normalcy, which is very much evident from the Q1 2015 figures.

A total of 8,390 Private Limited Companies were incorporated during Q1 2015 as against 9,326 incorporations in Q4 2014. With a share of over 57% in total business formation, the Private Limited entities lead the rest of the categories. This is a return to the standard trend that had prevailed for several years. We anticipate the trend would continue without any deviance as registered in 2014.

Private Limited Company is the popular choice of company structure among small and medium size businesses. This provides several benefits by rendering a corporate veil to the shareholders whose liabilities are limited to the amount of share capital subscribed by them. Though the cost involved in setting up and carrying out the compliance requirements is high, it is the most suitable vehicle for businesses with complex commercial undertaking and also for risky ventures.

Singapore’s attraction as a regional hub remains unchallenged. Despite the weak global economic recovery there were 42 Foreign Company Branch Offices registered in Singapore.

In line with the trend, the majority of the companies (74%) were formed with a share capital of less than S$10,000. However, it is interesting to note that compared to the preceding quarter, the share of companies with higher share capital, that is, S$10,001 – S$100,000 has increased by 2% to 20% and the share of those with S$100,001 – S$499,999 has increased marginally by 1%. This reflects that more big companies are being set-up in Singapore.  We must also take into account the fact that due to sentiments of new beginnings, some major ventures choose to set-up with the commencement of the New Year.

The share of foreign and local shareholders remained unchanged during the period. The share of 100% foreign held companies remained at 22% underscoring the unshakeable confidence of foreigners in Singapore. Some regulatory factors are also favouring foreign shareholding, the most important are – Singapore allows 100% foreign ownership and does not tax dividends and capital gains.

Hawksford Singapore chief operating officer Jacqueline Low, commented: These results are testimony of the resilience of Singapore. At a time when the Western economies are wobbling, the Chinese economy is decelerating and the regional economies are grappling with their domestic political and economic challenges.Singapore’s stability and economic viability are strong pull factors for foreign entrepreneurs, investors and enterprises.

In line with convention, Wholesale Trade sector had the maximum number of business formations followed by Head Office & Management Activities and the Financial Services Sector (excluding Insurance & Pension Funds). The share of Financial services sector posted a marginal increase during Q1 2015.

The share of foreign individual shareholders remained at 25% as in the preceding quarter. Chinese individuals accounted for the largest share among individual shareholders. With Chinese economy moderating, Singaporeappears to be the top draw for Chinese entrepreneurs. 50% of the subsidiaries formed in Q1 had corporate shareholders from foreign countries. Companies from British Virgin Island accounted for largest share in foreign subsidiaries setup in Q1 2015.

Hawksford has been publishing the quarterly report containing the statistics and analysis of business formation activity in Singapore since 2010.Along with the statistics and analysis the report also contains a review of the global and Singapore economy in Q1 2015.

Contact Person: Chye Fong Yee
Phone Number: +65-6222-7445
Email: fongyee.chye@guidemesingapore.com

Source: Hawksford Singapore

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April 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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Leading Medical Technology Companies Collaborate to Establish Asia Pacific Industry Association Focused on Advancing Patient Care

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Today, leading companies in the medical technology industry announced that they have formed the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), focused on advancing patient care. The Association will improve access to high quality healthcare for patients by collaborating with governments, policymakers, and other stakeholders to create innovative solutions and jointly shape the future of healthcare in the region.

Member companies include Abbott, Baxter, B. Braun, BD (Becton Dickinson and Company), Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, Siemens, Stryker and Zimmer. APACMed was formed to address the unmet needs of two-thirds of the world’s population that resides in this region.

“Our aim is to represent the diverse group of innovative medical technology companies and industry associations in the Asia Pacific region,” said Vladimir Makatsaria, Chairman of APACMed. “This is the first time we have combined our efforts to drive access, innovation, and collaboration in order to benefit patients in Asia Pacific. We welcome medical technology companies and associations with a similar vision to join us.”

APACMed will strive to impact policies that advance patient access to quality healthcare. The association will engage in key areas such as the regulatory environment, ethical business standards and compliance, and will help the industry promote innovation and talent development in the region. In addition, it will strive for sustainable development of products and services to address the unmet healthcare needs of the region.

“With the dynamic healthcare landscape, greater collaboration is needed to solve mutual healthcare challenges in innovative ways,” said James Lim Leong Ching, Board Member and President, Greater Asia, BD. “We want to make modern, innovative, and reliable technologies available to patients in Asia Pacific,” he added.

To realize this vision, APACMed has appointed Fredrik Nyberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association, to work with the industry and its partners to demonstrate the value of innovation in medical technology, promote regulatory harmonization, encourage sustainability, and establish a voluntary code of ethics.

“I’m delighted to join APACMed as CEO,” said Fredrik Nyberg. “As members of the global healthcare community, it is our responsibility to ensure patients have access to the most innovative, life-changing healthcare solutions. It is our hope that APACMed will be a unifying voice for the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics industries in Asia Pacific.”

Mr. Kevin Lai, Executive Director, Biomedical Sciences and Consumer Businesses, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) said, “Many leading medical device companies have established their regional headquarters as well as innovation centers in Singapore. We welcome the establishment of APACMed inSingapore and we believe it will strengthen the medical device industry’s efforts in driving innovation and talent development to better address the healthcare needs in region.”

From December 9-11, APACMed will host the first Asia Pacific Medical Technology Forum in Singapore. More information about this event will be available soon.

To learn more about APACMed, please visit http://www.apacmed.org.

About Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed)

APACMed is an industry association, formed to represent the innovative manufacturers and suppliers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics, industry associations and other key stakeholders associated with the medical technology industry in Asia Pacific. The industry is growing at an annual rate of approximately 10% and is expected to reach U.S. $71 billion this year.

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April 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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US Patent Office (USPTO) Awards Solar-Tectic LLC a Major Patent for Thin-Film Solar Cell and Semiconductor Technology

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— The patent is for technology invented by the late Dr. Praveen Chaudhari, a recipient of the U.S. Medal of Technology and Innovation, and covers technology for a wide range of electronic applications including thin-film solar cells, LEDs, TFTs, FETs, solar inverters, and nanowire devices.

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Solar-Tectic LLC (“ST”) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a major patent (over 50 claims) for a wide range of technologies including the growth of single crystal, highly textured, or large grained semiconductor films on inexpensive substrates, such as ordinary glass. The technologies were invented by the late Dr. Praveen Chaudhari, winner of the 1995 U.S. Medal of Technology, and have applications in various industries such as solar, displays and LEDs.

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US patent (12/774,465) titled “Methods of Growing Heteroepitaxial Single Crystal or Large Grained Semiconductor Films and Devices Thereon” discloses a modified Vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) thin-film (TF) growth technique that for the first time allows for low temperature deposition of exceptionally high quality semiconductor films from a variety of materials such as silicon, germanium, and GaN, on inexpensive substrates.

The cost-effective nanowire-like but thin-film growth process involving eutectic alloys is very well suited for large-scale industrial applications and can be carried out using common deposition processes currently used in various industries, such as e-beam, CVD, etc.

For general inquiries or for licensing of the technology, please contact Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (davis@clm.com), +1-212-238-8850.

About Solar-Tectic LLC (“ST”): Solar-Tectic LLC is a thin-film specialist with a primary focus on developing patented technologies for single crystal or highly textured semiconductor films on glass or metal tapes. The company has a wide portfolio of technologies and IP towards this end, all based on inventions by the late Dr. Praveen Chaudhari, materials scientist and winner of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1995). This past year several papers were published reporting advances in R&D including “Highly textured silicon [111] crystalline thin-film on buffered soda-lime glass by e-beam evaporation” by S. McMahon et al. and “Crystalline Al203 on buffered soda-lime glass by e-beam” by A Chaudhari et al.
Source: Solar-Tectic LLC

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April 27, 2015 at 2:21 pm

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RS Components Adds High-Quality Thermal Imaging Choices Under Major New Distribution Agreement with FLIR Systems

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-Support for new FLIR products, and an exclusive introductory offer, deliver affordable, portable thermal imaging cameras for engineering and maintenance

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand ofElectrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced a major new distribution agreement with FLIR Systems, giving customers access to high-performing, portable thermal imaging instruments suitable for testing, troubleshooting and building-maintenance applications.

The market-leading instruments now available from RS include the FLIR E4/E5/E6/E8 and FLIR E40/E50/E60 thermal imaging cameras, as well as the newly launched FLIR TG165 imaging IR thermometer and FLIR C2, the world’s first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera. In total, 35 new products join the RS test & measurement portfolio, including accessories such as carry cases, tripod adapters, batteries, chargers and power supplies.

Valerie Ramon, Global Head of Electrical, Test & Measurement, RS Components, said, “The FLIR Systems range is a valuable extension to our portfolio, and delivers advanced features with affordability that allows even small contractors to use thermal imaging to enhance their test, maintenance and troubleshooting capabilities. We have worked with FLIR Systems to create a unique special offer for the E4-E8 series, and invite customers to celebrate with us by taking advantage of this great introductory package.”

Thomas J. Scanlon, Vice President, Worldwide Test Equipment Sales, FLIR Systems, added, “RS has a large and loyal customer base among electrical and building maintenance engineers; the owners of the toolkits we are looking to expand with our portable thermal imaging devices. We expect this new agreement to increase sales and share in our key target markets.”

The E4, E5, E6 and E8 thermal cameras included in the RS exclusive introductory offer are accessible and functional instruments that feature a focus-free lens, easy one-button operation and resolution choices from 4800 to 76,800 pixels. These handheld cameras support multiple imaging modes including thermal, visual and picture-in-picture, and feature FLIR’s MSX® image-enhancement technology. An on-screen spot thermometer allows fast temperature measurement, and search features help the user pinpoint temperature extremes.

Also joining the RS portfolio, the FLIR TG165 is a revolutionary imaging IR thermometer that enables faster and richer thermal analysis than is possible with a conventional spot IR thermometer. Users can perform more accurate and detailed analysis, and record before and after images to provide visual proof that any problems have been solved.

The FLIR E40, E50 and E60 are high-performance thermal imaging cameras with touchscreen capability, up to three user-selectable measurement boxes and moveable spots, and MSX® image-enhancement technology. These cameras can be fitted with interchangeable wide-angle or telephoto lenses, giving extra flexibility to optimise field of view, image clarity and accuracy to suit various applications. A Wi-Fi app is also available, allowing users to send thermal images to a smartphone or tablet.

RS will also supply selected FLIR Systems test and measurement instruments, including the DM93 digital multimeter, and the CM83, CM85 and CM78 handheld power clamps with power analysis and VFD diagnostics. The CM78 has a built-in IR thermometer, making this device ideal for use with high-amperage systems and temperature-controlled equipment.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR’s website at www.FLIR.com.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://china.rs-online.com.

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

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Source: RS Components Singapore

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April 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

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Frieslandcampina Asia Wins Gold Stevie(R) Award In 2015 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

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-Drink.Move.BeStrong recognised as a leading regional Corporate Social Responsibility programme

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s top five dairy companies, was named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for the “Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year” at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2015.

FrieslandCampina’s Gold Stevie® award-winning programme, Drink.Move.BeStrong -- the region’s first integrated activation and advocacy campaign that aims to address the double burden of malnutrition among children in South East Asia.
FrieslandCampina’s Gold Stevie® award-winning programme, Drink.Move.BeStrong — the region’s first integrated activation and advocacy campaign that aims to address the double burden of malnutrition among children in South East Asia.

The prestigious business award honours FrieslandCampina’s contribution to society through its nutrition-education campaign, Drink.Move.BeStrong – the region’s first integrated activation and advocacy campaign that aims to address the double burden of malnutrition among children in South East Asia. In collaboration with multiple stakeholders including schools, educators, parents, government agencies, ministries and Junior NBA,Drink.Move.BeStrong encourages children to drink one glass of milk a day and exercise for one hour a day outdoors. The growing campaign currently runs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Piet Hilarides, Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products Asia, said: “I am very proud of our win at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2015. The Gold Award recognises the great contribution and efforts of our team and partners in addressing an increasingly important social issue that affects millions of people in the region[1]. As one of the world’s leading dairy companies, we believe that FrieslandCampina can play a critical role in improving the well-being of our consumers in the region through our focus on a multi-stakeholder approach to Corporate Social Responsibility.”

In 2012, FrieslandCampina conducted the most extensive nutrition study ever done in South East Asia. The South East Asia Nutrition Survey surveyed almost 17,000 children under age 12 from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam andIndonesia. Results of the study revealed a trend of both under- and over nutrition, critical nutrition deficiencies such as severe lack of calcium, Vitamin D and other micronutrients.

With a belief in the goodness of milk to help meet a child’s nutritional demands, and sports as a vehicle to promote activity, Drink.Move.Be Strong was thus devised as a call to action to encourage children to lead healthier and more active lifestyles.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards programme to recognise achievement in the workplace in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region, and this year’s awards attracted more than 400 nominations from organisations across the region.

For more information, please contact:

Media Contacts

FrieslandCampina

Ada Wong, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Asia

T: +65 6850 7931

Email: Ada.wong@frieslandcampina.com

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Emma Thompson / Stephanie Tan

T: +65 9107 5559

Email: FC@spurwingcomms.com

About Royal FrieslandCampina

Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 11.3 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s five largest dairy companies, supplying consumer and professional products, as well as ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant & toddler nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world. FrieslandCampina has offices in 32 countries and almost 22,000 employees, and its products are available in more than 100 countries. The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A, with 19,487 member dairy farmers in the

Netherlands, Germany and Belgium — making it one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives.

For more information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com

About FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia

FrieslandCampina’s Consumer Products Asia business group consists of operating companies that are active in the consumer products segment in Asia. FrieslandCampina has acquired excellent positions in many countries with strong brands and a wide range of products.  These activities have a long and rich history. The export of dairy from Western Europe began back in the 1920s. The range of long shelf life products has expanded significantly: from milk powder, condensed milk, infant and children’s nutrition to dairy drinks, yoghurts and desserts.  FrieslandCampina has operating companies in mainland China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia,Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. In Asia we market brands that have acquired strong positions. Dutch Lady is legendary in Malaysia and Vietnam, Foremost is a leading brand in Thailand, Frisian Flag is widely known in Indonesia.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the German Stevie Awards, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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April 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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Dun & Bradstreet Ushers in a New Era with Brand Modernization Underscoring Impact of Data on Growing Business Relationships

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SHORT HILLS, N.J., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) today unveiled a new brand purpose, values, tagline and logo as part of a major brand modernization effort. The company’s new creative expression and tenets are rooted in a data inspired, relationship-driven approach, bolstered by the new tagline: “Growing relationships through data.” The work was created in collaboration with award-winning agency Droga5.

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a yearlong activation of Dun & Bradstreet’s new growth strategy, which has included both internal and external investments across the business, and a revitalization of the company’s global culture. Dun & Bradstreet has made a number of strategic acquisitions to expand capabilities, and formed alliances and partnerships to more simply and efficiently deliver key data, insights and analytics to customers.

CEO Bob Carrigan joined Dun & Bradstreet in October 2013 with a vision to build long-term sustainable growth and modernize all aspects of the company. Carrigan, with support from the executive leadership team, is leading that vision with a far-reaching brand modernization that will be implemented within Dun & Bradstreet’s products and solutions, content delivery, go-to-market strategy, internal employee programs and all external positioning beginning today.

Dun & Bradstreet’s history played a major part in the brand modernization effort. It began with an exploratory trip to Harvard University’s Baker Library which houses the R.G. Dun & Co. and Dun & Bradstreet Collections, dating back to 1841. It is within these archives of Dun & Bradstreet’s earliest credit ledgers and records of commerce that the company rediscovered its roots and found inspiration in its rich legacy of building trust. Pairing that with a future-focused view of the evolving industry landscape, the company set out to revitalize its purpose with a creative expression that underscores how Dun & Bradstreet uses its vast data resources to grow valuable business relationships.

Quick Facts

About ninety percent of the Fortune 500 work with Dun & Bradstreet.
New tagline is “Growing relationships through data.”
Brand purpose is “Dun & Bradstreet grows the most valuable relationships in business by uncovering truth and meaning from data.”
Brand values are “data-inspired,” “relentlessly curious,” and “inherently generous.”

Data-Inspired: We are passionate about the power of data. It is at the heart of everything we do.

Relentlessly Curious: We embrace the changes in the world around us. We know they bring new problems to solve, new things to learn and new ways to grow.

Inherently Generous: We succeed by helping others succeed. We openly share our time and talent, and we confidently welcome the help of others.

Droga5 led the branding initiative for Dun and Bradstreet, Droga5’s first B2B client.
New logo is an ampersand comprised of a lower-case ‘d’ and upper-case ‘B’, and represents the two-party nature of relationships.

Supporting Quotes

Bob Carrigan, chief executive officer & president, Dun & Bradstreet

“Our mission is to transform Dun & Bradstreet into a modern enterprise B2B data company and deliver sustainable growth and value for our shareholders. Our customers continue to be our driving focus, and we’re making these changes to ensure they have seamless access to actionable business intelligence when, where and how they need it.”

“Data is the key driver of innovation in today’s business environment, and we have continued to invest in this differentiating asset. But decisions, inventions and investments are made by humans, and we help customers make sense of the massive amounts of data they have to connect them with the people, ideas and opportunities that matter.”

“We have great momentum as we bring our strategy to life. Every step we have taken, and will take as we continue to move forward, will help fuel our vision of sustainable growth.”

“Dun & Bradstreet has set its sights on transforming industries that are becoming increasingly complex due to the deluge of data. We’re gleaning real, actionable insights for our customers, and modernizing to not only deliver what they need today, but anticipate what they’ll need tomorrow.”

Rishi Dave, chief marketing officer, Dun & Bradstreet

“Throughout the brand process, we’ve been led by a higher purpose, which is to simplify the customer experience in an industry that is becoming increasingly complex due to the deluge of data. Achieving that end has been our true north star, and will continue to guide our business decisions.”

“It’s been an incredible honor and a rewarding journey to modernize an iconic, well-loved 173-year old brand like Dun & Bradstreet; it’s a CMO’s dream!”

“Despite our long history, we’re not encumbered by the old way of doing things. We are reintroducing our company through this modernization to make what we do relevant for today’s customers, and help our customers and industry influencers understand who we are and where we are going, in the simplest of terms.”

“Dun & Bradstreet is building a modern marketing function that is effective in today’s data-driven world – not just changing colors and adding a Twitter handle. We are reinventing our business to ensure we are leveraging technology and analytics to deliver the most important insights to customers.”

John Reid-Dodick, chief people officer, Dun & Bradstreet

“Our brand matters internally as well as externally. We want Dun & Bradstreet to be a place where people feel like the work they do is meaningful, impactful and appreciated and that they’re part of a culture that inspires them to do their best work and be their best person.”

“If brand purpose is the ‘why’ and strategy is the ‘what,’ then values shape the ‘how.’ Our modernized principles support our growth strategy and brand by acting as points of orientation guiding the many day-to-day decisions people make at work.”

“Dun & Bradstreet is a surprisingly cool place to work, and the brand modernization helps bring that to life for our people. It reinforces our focus on the importance of relationships and personal connections.”

“Modernizing our brand means connecting our past with our future, our company with customers, and our people with each other around the globe.”

For a multi-media version of this announcement, including new logos and a brand video, please visit http://www.dnb.com/modern.

ABOUT DUN & BRADSTREET

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) grows the most valuable relationships in business. By uncovering truth and meaning from data, we connect customers with the prospects, suppliers, clients and partners that matter most, and have since 1841. Nearly ninety percent of the Fortune 500, and companies of every size around the world, rely on our data, insights and analytics. For more about Dun & Bradstreet, visit DNB.com.

ABOUT DUN & BRADSTREET WORLDWIDE NETWORK

The Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide Network is an unrivalled alliance of Dun & Bradstreet and leading business information providers across the globe. Through this network, customers grow their most valuable relationships with prospects, customers and partners through data. For nearly two centuries of helping businesses understand this dynamic, we have honed the expertise of how data and analytics forge the relationships that lead to industry-leading performance. To activate these capabilities, we build – or co-develop with partners – solutions tailored to marketing, sales, finance, supply, compliance or information technology. And we deliver this content however a customer wants to consume it.

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Source: DUN & BRADSTREET

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April 27, 2015 at 9:10 am

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