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Type 2 Diabetes: Patients Reporting Better Quality of Communication by their Physician Show Improved Self-care

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— ‘Encouraging’ and ‘collaborative’ physician communication is linked to better patient outcomes
— New IntroDia™ Survey patient data are presented at American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA) 75th Scientific Sessions
— IntroDia™ is an initiative of Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation

INGELHEIM, Germany and INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. /PRNewswire/ — New research shows that the quality of patient-physician communication, at the moment when additional oral type 2 diabetes (T2D) medication is prescribed (‘add-on’), is linked to future patient self-care and well-being.1 Data from the IntroDia™ Survey have quantitatively demonstrated this link in the largest international survey of its kind, using responses from 4,235 people with T2D across 26 countries.*1

The perceived quality of the ‘add-on’ conversation by patients was linked to all self-management outcomes surveyed.1 Patients who recalled better quality of communication when interacting with their physicians reported improved self-care and emotional well-being, including improved diabetes-related emotional distress, frequency of exercise and diet, as well as better medication adherence.1

Dr Matthew Capehorn, UK, GP and member of the IntroDia™ Advisory Panel commented, “If not framed properly, the introduction of additional oral medication for type 2 diabetes management can be a challenging moment for patients. An encouraging conversation with a physician can make a real difference to subsequent self-management. We now have data that confirm how important the quality of communication is during this ‘add-on’ conversation.”

Analysis of the conversations indicated patients distinguish three types of physician statements that contribute to communication quality: ‘encouraging’, ‘collaborative’ and ‘discouraging’.1 When physicians used ‘encouraging’ and ‘collaborative’ statements, patients’ perception of the communication quality significantly improved.1 Using ‘discouraging’ statements had the opposite effect.1

‘Encouraging’ communication included statements such as:

  • “My doctor explained that the new medication would help to control my diabetes.”
  • “My doctor told me that the new medication would improve my quality of life.”

‘Collaborative’ communication examples were:

  • “My doctor invited me to ask questions about my new medication.”
  • “My doctor helped to adjust my treatment plan so I could do it in my daily life.”

‘Discouraging’ communication included statements like:

  • “My doctor told me that my diabetes is out of control.”
  • “My doctor told me that I needed more medication because I had failed to take good enough care of myself.”

The analysis also looked into which statements were most frequently recalled by patients from their ‘add-on’ conversations. ‘Encouraging’ statements were recalled by up to 85 percent of patients. ‘Discouraging’ statements were recalled by up to 53 percent of patients.1

“The patient data demonstrate that physicians are already doing a good job, by most often using ‘encouraging’ and ‘collaborative’ statements and using ‘discouraging’ statements less frequently. However, ‘add-on’ conversations can still be further improved to help patients make the positive behavioural changes required to manage type 2 diabetes,” concluded Dr Capehorn.

*4,235 people with T2D, out of the total 10,319 included in the IntroDia™ Survey, met the necessary criteria to be asked about ‘add-on’ moment conversations. All 10,319 survey participants were asked about their early ‘diagnosis’ conversations.

CONTACT
Sungjin Kim
Head of Communications
Regional Operating Unit South East Asia and South Korea
Boehringer Ingelheim Singapore Pte.Ltd.
Office: +6564197625
Email: Sungjin.kim@boehringer-ingelheim.com

Reference

1. Capehorn M, et al. Physician-patient Communication at Prescription of an Additional Oral Agent for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D): Link Between Key Conversation Elements, Physician Empathy and Patient Outcomes — Insights From the Global IntroDia™ Study. Poster 63-LB at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) 2015, Boston, USA.

Source: Boehringer Ingelheim

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June 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

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Elliott Commences Legal Proceedings for an Injunction Against Samsung C&T and its Directors

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HONG KONG and SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — Elliott, the hedge fund with US$26bnunder management, today made the following statement:

Elliott continues to believe that the proposed takeover is clearly neither fair to nor in the best interests of Samsung C&T’s shareholders, and that it is unlawful. Elliott has therefore taken the step today of commencing legal proceedings for an injunction against Samsung C&T and its directors in order to seek to prevent the proposed takeover from going ahead and thereby protect the interests of Samsung C&T’s shareholders. (Docket # 2015KaHab80582)

Enquiries

Newgate Communications
Richard Barton
T: +852 9301 2056
E: richard.barton@newgate.asia

About Elliott

Founded in 1977, Elliott manages two funds, Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., with assets under management totaling more than US$26 billion.  Elliott’s investment strategies include actively-managed equity investments in relation to which Elliott’s objectives include promoting shareholder value and good corporate governance for the benefit of all shareholders.

Source: Elliott Advisors

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June 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

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CSA Group Celebrates World Accreditation Day and Aims at Accelerated Growth in Asia Market

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BANGALORE, India, TAIPEI and SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — CSA Group, a global leader in testing and certification services and an internationally recognized standards development organization, today celebrated the eighth World Accreditation Day and reinforced its commitment to a better, safer and more sustainable world. The theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day is ‘Accreditation: Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care’.

“CSA Group has a long history developing standards and is a leader in medical safety and technology,” said Magali Depras, Chief Operating Officer at CSA Group. “We continue to add new capabilities to address emerging areas and accommodate the changes in patient care. Delivery of health and social care is changing around the world from the way hospitals are designed to the increase in home healthcare options and CSA Group is meeting those needs.”

As an industry pioneer with nearly a century of experience in standards development and testing and certification, CSA Group believes that helping to make the world safer is one of the ways our services contribute to a better world. Since its establishment CSA Group has a portfolio of over 3,000 different standards, codes and related products in 54 technologies. CSA Group is among the top 10 testing and certification organizations in the world with offices and laboratories in 15 countries worldwide.

Through its certification services and standards development CSA Group actively encourages new innovative thinking and promotes the adoption of new technologies. CSA Group is committed to growing to meet the needs of its clients globally, and continuing to offer superior local services.

CSA Group is committed to expanding its presence in Asia and has already established offices and laboratories in key Asian cities like Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Kunshan, Taipei and Seoul. In July 2014, CSA Group opened its first lab in Bangalore, India and added new office in Taichung City, Taiwan, in May 2015.

“Economic developments, growth in international trade, awareness among end-users, and regulations and mandated by governments are driving market in Asia,” said Magali Depras. “CSA Group will continue to invest to help our clients in Asia meet their obligations.”

CSA Group aims to accelerate growth in mainland China, India, Korea and Taiwan through investments in new labs and acquisitions, and the key segments that the Group will focus on include Hazloc, Energy Storage, Medical, IT/AV, lighting, Wire and Cable, EMC, etc.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: hazardous locations & industrial equipment, transportation, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world. For more information on CSA Group, visit www.csagroup.org.

CSA Group
Media Relations Contact:
Pino Chen
+86-021-5426-1199-822
pino.chen@csagroup.org

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June 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

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beautyexpo Towards Its 15th Successful Years

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — beautyexpo15 is proud to open its doors for the 15th edition of the largest beauty & therapeutic trade show inMalaysia taking place from 16 – 19 October 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia.

Boasting over 500 leading international brands, beautyexpo15 brings the latest beauty innovations and secrets all under one roof. This is an expo that guarantees unique showcases as well as innovative ideas to help businesses reach the next level.

This year’s edition of beautyexpo will host 4 product zones — Beauty Salon Spa & Wellness, Hair Products & Equipment, Makeup & Education and Nail Products & Tools, as well as an Enrichment Zone enhancing visitor experience.  Covering an area of 10,000 sqm, hundreds of beauty professionals from as far away as Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Korea, China and other Asian countries are on hand to demonstrate the uniqueness of their products to the market. Once again, the leading beauty product manufacturers from Korea, mainland China, Singapore and Taiwan will be bringing pavilions offering plenty of choice for trade professionals keen to discover new beauty secrets.

Highlights of beautyexpo15 include the professional education programme which is led by some of the industry’s leading experts as they discuss the most topical trends for the beauty industry and engage in ground breaking discussion. Not only is beautyexpo15 an international showcase but the strong content and knowledge sessions will further educate the market on the latest issues facing the industry.

beautyexpo takes place from 16 to 19 October 2015 and is held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The show will be held alongside Asia’s Esthetic and Skincare Expo.

Notes to Editors

1. About beautyexpo (www.beautyexpo.com.my

beautyexpo15 – the Largest Expo and Trade Platform for the Beauty and Therapeutic Professionals.  It is the longest running beauty trade expo in Malaysia which reaches a wide cross-section of participants from the beauty trade industry. Exhibits are divided into 4 Exhibit Zones for buyers efficient sourcing of the latest trends and products from within all segments of the professional beauty, hair, make-up and nail industry.

2. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asiaand the largest commercial organiser in 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 network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

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Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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June 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

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Imabari Maritime Fair 2015 Recorded 33% Growth in Exhibitors

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Imabari Maritime Fair 2015, popularly known as “Bari-Ship”, was successfully held with an increase in both exhibitor and visitor numbers. Bari-Ship is an international exhibition of shipbuilding technology, marine equipment and related products and services for the commercial shipping industry. Running in conjunction with the exhibition is a two-day international conference and an extensive program of technical seminars and workshops.

Held from 21-23 May 2015 at Texport Imabari, Imabari City, Japan, the exhibition expanded again this year with the addition of a new exhibition area to accommodate the companies wishing to participate. There were 313 companies exhibiting, an increase of 33% from the previous edition. The exhibitors come from a total of 17 countries. The total number of trade visitors to the exhibition was 9,042.

The Bari-Ship International Conference, organised in conjunction with Kaiji Press Ltd., was attended by over 450 delegates. Speakers from shipowners, shipbuilders and marine equipment manufacturing companies debated the various issues facing the industry, such as compliance with new regulations for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from vessels.

The city of Imabari is located on Shikoku Island facing the Inland Sea of Japan. It is considered to be the heartland of Japan’s maritime industry. Shipbuilders headquartered in the city of Imabari account for 30% ofJapan’s annual shipbuilding output, led by Imabari Shipbuilding Corporation and Shin Kurushima Dockyard.

The strength of the city’s maritime industries was clearly illustrated earlier this year when Imabari Shipbuilding Corporation announced that it would invest US$335 million on building a new dockyard capable of building the latest generation of ultra-large containerships that can carry over 20,000 containers.

Imabari is also home to some 160 companies specialising in the manufacture of machinery, parts and equipment for ships. Meanwhile, independent shipowners based in Imabari and the surrounding Ehime prefecture area own 830 vessels, around one third of Japan’s total ocean-going merchant fleet.

Christopher Eve, Managing Director of UBM Japan Co Ltd, organiser of Bari-Ship commented: “The Bari-Ship exhibition is a showcase of the very latest in shipbuilding technology available for the worldwide shipping industry. Once again, Bari-Ship is sending a loud and clear message to the global marine community that Imabari’s shipbuilding and ship owning industries are strong and vibrant.”

The next edition of Bari-Ship, Imabari Maritime Fair will be held in May 2017. The Sea Japan International Maritime Exhibition and Conference, Japan’s largest maritime exhibition also organised by UBM Japan, will be held from 13-15 April 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center.

For more information contact:

Ayako Kajiyama
UBM Japan
Tel: +81-3-5296-1020
Email: Ayako.Kajiyama@ubm.com

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

Notes to Editors

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asiaand the largest commercial organiser in 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 network of 31 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 21 trade publications, 18 online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

2.   About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist 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 www.ubm.com; for UBM corporate news, follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc and go tohttp://media.ubm.com/social for more UBM social media options.

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June 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

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LE PAN magazine launches at Vinexpo 2015 in Bordeaux

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — LE PAN, a new international wine lifestyle magazine and website, will present its highly anticipated inaugural issue at Vinexpo 2015 in Bordeaux, France.

Jeannie Cho Lee, Publisher and CEO of LE PAN
Jeannie Cho Lee, Publisher and CEO of LE PAN

To be launched on June 15, 2015 when it will hit bookstores in Asia, and on-shelf internationally by the end of the month, LE PAN is set to become the leading voice in the world of fine wine, as the only consumer wine magazine to have six Masters of Wine on staff. Its experts will cover all the major wine regions and review a vast array of fine wines including rare vintages not available to other publications. LE PAN will launch through events in Paris,Bordeaux, London and Geneva in June and in the United States and China in the fall.

Meet the LE PAN team, including four Masters of Wine, during Vinexpo from June 14-18 in Hall 1 at booth AB329. Daily master classes will be held by the editors, including newly joined Deputy Editor (Wine) Rebecca Gibb, an award-winning wine writer who was previously responsible for the editorial content on Wine-Searcher. Highlights of a lively program include a vertical tasting of Cheval Blanc, a Krug portfolio tasting, a discovery of Oregon’sPinot Noir, an introduction to Sherry and a horizontal tasting of 2005 Riesling Auslese.

Inaugural Issue

A large-format glossy magazine with more than 200 pages of content, LE PAN raises the bar in publishing, giving wine collectors a broader perspective on their passions in life, whether it is food, art, fashion, design, collecting cars or watches, or adventurous travel — all the accoutrements of modern-day fine living.

The caliber of interviews reflects this sentiment. Renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa is the celebrity guest of the inaugural LP Lunch, in which LE PAN pairs Cantonese dishes to his selection of fine wines. AcclaimedLondon-based designer Ron Arad talks creativity, curiosity and conviction, while Jean-Claude Biver, who runs the watch division at the world’s biggest luxury conglomerate LVMH, discusses the future of the watch industry. LE PAN also presents a stunning photo essay that equates the best of fine wines to the feel of luxury fabrics. Uniquely, LE PAN has a detachable 32-page booklet, the LP GUIDE, which will review and rate more than 270 wines each issue, providing a valuable source of information for buyers and collectors.

“After nearly two years of incubation, LE PAN has finally been born,” says LE PAN publisher and CEO Jeannie Cho Lee MW, the first Asian Master of Wine. “I am incredibly proud to present LE PAN at Vinexpo, the pinnacle of events for the fine wine industry. An extremely talented, dedicated and passionate team has created what we believe is the world’s finest wine and lifestyle magazine. The voice of LE PAN is international, educated, sophisticated and assured. Each issue will curate the world’s greatest wines, rare experiences and sumptuous wares into a monthly reference on ‘The Art of Fine Wine Living’.”

The magazine will be published in two editions, English and Chinese. The Chinese edition mirrors the international magazine, but with additional, unique content that will bring unprecedented depth to wine and lifestyle reporting in Greater China. The international edition will be available in 35 cities worldwide, with initial distribution in the United States (including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles) and the key capitals ofEurope and Asia Pacific (London, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne). It will be available from major bookstores and selected newsstands, in business and first class airport lounges, and at hotels and wine stores.

The Bordeaux Special

Every issue will focus in-depth on a wine region, and the inaugural edition brings 48 pages of the best ofBordeaux. The Bordeaux Special will also reacquaint wine lovers with one of the world’s best-known regions: its stories, the personalities, the splendid terroir vintages, but also the controversies — asking the question ‘Is it Over for Bordeaux?’.

The Website

In addition to the print version, LEPANMEDIA.com will be an immediate digital force. The website will be the first to offer a completely bilingual wine database with ratings and reviews of more than 12,000 fine wines. Weekly tastings will be conducted by experts dedicated to uncovering the rising stars of each region.

The website, in English and Chinese, also offers food-and-wine pairing, trends stories and additional lifestyle features to those found in the magazine. It will showcase exclusive travel guides, spectacular photo essays and opinion pieces from our Masters of Wine as well as other key influencers, and is available on all digital platforms — desktop, mobile and tablet. The site will also present breaking news in the world of fine wine, with reporters inChina, the US and Europe. The LP GUIDE app, soon to be available on Android and iOS platforms, provides access to our database of fine wine reviews.

For more information, please visit: www.lepanmedia.com

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June 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

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MakerBot and Stratasys Join Hands to Strengthen Market Presence in Asia Pacific

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-MakerBot APJ leverages Stratasys’ strong local presence in Asia to capture the growth potential of desktop 3D printers and scanners

BROOKLYN, New York and Hong Kong /PRNewswire/ — MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, and Stratasys AP Ltd, a subsidiary of MakerBot’s parent company Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced the strengthening of MakerBot market presence in Asia Pacific, through MakerBot Asia Pacific & Japan (MakerBot APJ), a new MakerBot division to capture the growth potential of desktop 3D printers and scanners in the region. Stratasys has a strong presence in the region and MakerBot APJ aims to leverage on the existing Stratasys infrastructure to strengthen its local operations and expand availability of its products. MakerBot APJ will continue to support the existing MakerBot network of distributor and reseller partners in Asia Pacific.

Asia is an important market for desktop 3D printing with great opportunities in verticals that are a strategic priority for MakerBot such as education, engineering and design. Stratasys has the local expertise, infrastructure and customer relationships that we believe will help us expand our presence in the region,” commented Jonathan Jaglom, CEO of MakerBot. “This is another step in our efforts to take advantage of synergies with Stratasys to grow our business internationally and accelerate the adoption of desktop 3D printing around the world.”

Stratasys has 10 regional offices to serve its customers in Asia Pacific, including the Asia Pacific headquarters inHong Kong and presences in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Busan, Singapore andBangalore. These Stratasys offices will support MakerBot’s local business operations with marketing, sales and customer support initiatives. MakerBot APJ will be led by Shiry Saar, who has been appointed General Manager and is based in Stratasys’ Asian headquarters in Hong Kong, operating under Stratasys AP Ltd. Saar had served in several management roles at Stratasys previously.

“I am excited to lead MakerBot APJ to facilitate the adoption of MakerBot 3D Printers in the region,” said Shiry Saar, General Manager of MakerBot APJ. “MakerBot and Stratasys both cater to the education and professional verticals and I believe that our collaboration will allow us to better serve these customers with a comprehensive product portfolio. I look forward to working closely with Stratasys’ local teams to extend MakerBot’s leading role in the desktop 3D printing industry to the Asia Pacific region.”

“We believe that MakerBot APJ will allow us to achieve synergy and better serve our customers in the region,”Omer Krieger, General Manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific, commented.  “There is a strong strategic alignment between Stratasys and MakerBot, and the addition of MakerBot is expected to add significant scale and capabilities to our 3D printing solutions business.”

MakerBot was founded in 2009 and was one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and affordable. MakerBot is a pioneer and global leader in this market and offers a comprehensive 3D ecosystem that empowers designers, educators, engineers and consumers to be creative and innovate. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem makes 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone by combining hardware, software, apps likeMakerBot PrintShop™ and MakerBot Mobile, materials and Thingiverse, the world’s largest online community for 3D printing.

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The robust MakerBot 3D Ecosystem makes 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.

About Stratasys

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 3,000 employees, holds over 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.

Contact:

Johan Broer| MakerBot
johan.broer@makerbot.com
+1-347-238-2409 (o)
+1-312-282-9368 (m)

Janice Lai |Stratasys AP Ltd
Media.ap@stratasys.com
+852-3944-8888

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June 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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Scuderia Ferrari Driver Sebastian Vettel Visits UPS Access Point™ Location at Montreal’s Crescent Street Festival

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MONTREAL, June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — UPS® (NYSE: UPS), Official Logistics and Shipping Sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari, today announced a special UPS Access Point™ pop-up location at Crescent Street Festival in Montreal, Canada. Ahead of the race at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel made the first pick-up of the weekend, showcasing the reliability and flexibility of the UPS Access Point network.

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Vettel, who won the Canadian Grand Prix in 2013, picked up his race helmet, gloves and cap from the UPS Access Point location as part of the event. Over the race weekend, fans are invited to visit the Crescent Street Festival and collect special prizes from UPS, and take part in race car simulator challenge.

The temporary UPS Access Point location will remain on-site at Crescent Street until 2100 EDT on Saturday, June 6.

“UPS Access Point locations continue to be added across Canada and we are nearing 1,000 locations,” said Nicolas Dorget, UPS Canada vice president of strategic partnerships. “Today’s event showcases how racing fans can utilize a UPS Access Point location as an alternate pick-up location for their packages when they are not able to receive them at home or work.”

“UPS Access Point locations are a great idea for people like me who live very busy lives and need flexible solutions to pick up their packages,” said Vettel. “Scuderia Ferrari constantly requires reliable logistics solutions to help us succeed, particularly for last minute requests at races like Canada which is between two European races.”

The future of e-commerce continues to be driven by the savvy shoppers who want more flexibility and delivery options. The UPS Access Point network and UPS My Choice® service meet these needs by giving consumers more control and flexibility with their home deliveries. To date there are nearly 15 million UPS My Choice registered users and over 19,000 UPS Access Point locations worldwide. The company announced earlier this year a target of 20,000 UPS Access Point locations by the end of 2015.

About the UPS Access Point™ Network

UPS Access Point locations offer a simple solution to package collections and drop-offs, providing added flexibility to customers. Located in local businesses, UPS Access Point locations are available in key markets throughout Europe and the Americas, with 20,000 locations forecast by the end of 2015.

About UPS My Choice®

UPS My Choice is a revolutionary new home delivery service that will enable busy consumers to conveniently control and manage their incoming package deliveries to fit their busy lifestyles. The new service will alleviate many consumer concerns related to shipping, including missing packages, worrying about packages left outside, trekking to a depot to retrieve missed packages, waiting all day for a package or counting on others to sign for a package.

About UPS partnership with Ferrari

UPS became Official Logistics and Shipping Sponsor of Ferrari in February 2013, in a partnership encompassing Formula One, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Series of the Ferrari Challenge Championship.

UPS is also Official Logistics Partner to Ferrari through the gradual integration of its own transport services, providing freight movement on a global level.

About UPS®

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, USA, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at Longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com.
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June 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

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