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Pontis Contextual Engagement Platform Shortlisted for CEM Industry Award 2015

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TEL AVIV, Israel/PRNewswire/ — Company‘s unique technology and expertise recognized for its proven ability to improve top-line revenues and customer experience

Pontis, a leader of continuous contextual engagement solutions, announced that its Contextual Engagement Platform, which combines a unique mix of core capabilities – real-time big data, machine learning, analytics and automated execution – has been shortlisted for the 2015 telecoms.com Industry Awards in the “CEM (Customer Experience Management)” category. As operators deal with the challenge of digital transformation, engagement that delivers clear and measurable results is more important than ever. Case studies show that Pontis customers deploying the company’s Contextual Engagement Platform are reaping the significant benefits of consistent and continuous customer engagement.

“Our platform not only creates a positive, continuous and holistic experience for each consumer,” states Mr. Udi Ziv, CEO of Pontis, “but also increases revenues from an existing customer base.  A 3rd-party survey conducted by one of our largest customers over the second quarter of 2015 showed an 81% increase in the NPS (Net Promoter Score) of the customer base engaged by the Pontis Contextual Engagement Platform, which reflects a consistent focus on NPS improvement across much of our customer base”.

Integrating with a range of real time structured and unstructured data sources, the Pontis platform aggregates, correlates and utilizes the data to maintain real-time individual customer profiles and drive optimal and personalized omni-channel engagement.  Pontis currently provides tangible results in terms of revenue, NPS and churn reduction for over 500 million customers across its Tier-1 installed base.

“We are honored by the recognition from telecoms.com and industry peers,” states Mr. Ziv. “It is a testament to our uncompromising dedication to delivering results to our customers and proof that our platform offers them and their customers with extensive benefits and significantly improves the customer experience as companies make the transition to digital”.

About Pontis
Pontis is all about marketing in the customer engagement era. Offering leading continuous contextual engagement solutions for enterprises and service providers, the company delivers superior digital experiences to more than 500 million customers worldwide. Pontis solutions utilize cutting-edge, real-time big data technology and advanced analytics to transform customer engagement by implementing customer-centric strategies that drive proactive and personalized engagement with each customer, according to behaviors and context. Leveraging more than 10 years of accumulated experience and expertise, Pontis also offers unique business consulting and operational services to support enterprises and service providers in business transformation strategy planning and execution.

Contact:
Jonathon Gordon
Tel: +972-72-265-8155
jonathon.gordon@pontis.com

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October 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm

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comScore Announces Major Mobile Initiatives in Indonesia with Launch of Mobile Metrix and Introduction of Joint Mobile Panel Development with Kantar

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-Developments Underscore comScore’s Commitment to Deliver Robust Mobile Audience Measurement Solutions for Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global media measurement and analytics company, today announced two initiatives to expand mobile audience measurement inIndonesia with the launch of its syndicated Mobile Metrix solution, available now, and the introduction of joint mobile panel development with Kantar, which will fuel mobile and cross-media audience measurement in the future. comScore and Kantar will share more details on these developments today at the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Forum Indonesia during a joint presentation on The Future of Mobile Measurement.

“Kantar and comScore recognise the importance of comprehensive mobile measurement as essential to fostering sustainable growth in the mobile advertising and media ecosystem,” said Tim Kelsall, Kantar Chief Client Officer,Asia Pacific. “The joint building of mobile panels in Indonesia will enable both comScore and Kantar to bring services to market faster, and is an important step forward for the future development of cross-media audience and campaign measurement.”

“The industry needs insights they can act on now as well as the assurance that measurement leaders are planning ahead to address their future needs in this fast-evolving space. Today, we announced initiatives to support both of these needs,” said Kerry J Brown, comScore Vice President, Southeast Asia. “Starting today, agencies, advertisers and publishers can leverage comScore Mobile Metrix to better inform media buying and selling strategies. As we look to the future, our work with Kantar to jointly build mobile panels will further advance mobile, multi-platform and cross-media measurement to benefit the entire industry. We are excited to announce these developments and look forward to sharing more updates as these solutions progress.”

comScore Mobile Metrix Launches in Indonesia

The introduction of comScore’s census-based Mobile Metrix, now available in Indonesia, allows for reporting of mobile browser and app audiences on smartphones and tablets for tagged publishers. This service helps publishers to demonstrate the size and value of their mobile audiences to advertisers, and helps media planners and buyers to better evaluate advertising opportunities on mobile devices. In Asia Pacific, Mobile Metrix is available in 12 markets in addition to Indonesia.

To learn more about Mobile Metrix, please visit: www.comscore.com/MobileMetrix

About Kantar

Kantar is the data investment management arm of WPP and one of the world’s largest insight, information and consultancy groups. By connecting the diverse talents of its 12 specialist companies, the group is the pre-eminent provider of compelling data and inspirational insights for the global business community. Its 30,000 employees work across 100 countries and across the whole spectrum of research and consultancy disciplines, enabling the group to offer clients business insights at every point of the consumer cycle. The group’s services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 companies.

For further information, please visit us at www.kantar.com.

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About comScore

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA, comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global media measurement and analytics company that makes audiences and advertising more valuable. comScore helps media buyers and sellers understand and make decisions based on how consumers use different media, such as TV, video, mobile, desktop and more. Through its products and partnerships, comScore helps its more than 2,500 clients understand their audiences, know if their advertising is working, and access data where they want and need it. Please visit www.comscore.com to learn more.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, but not limited to, expectations regarding the impact and benefits to comScore from its relationship with Kantar, as well as from Mobile Metrix and the broader MMX family of products, financial or otherwise. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: the features and characteristics of the products, the rate of development of the digital marketing intelligence, Internet advertising and e-Commerce markets; the growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce, content, advertising and communications; and the acceptance of new products and methodologies by the industry, including existing and prospective clients.

For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to comScore’s most recent respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K and from time to time other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which are available on the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).

Stockholders of comScore are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. comScore does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after the date of this press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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October 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

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Extell Development & JLL Partner To Market One Manhattan Square

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-US-Based Developer Increasing Reach With Global Management Firm

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — New York-based Extell Development Company, a premier luxury real estate development firm, has announced a first-ever international partnership with JLL, a global management firm with more than 230 corporate offices operating in 80 countries worldwide. With an expansive real estate portfolio exceeding 20 million square feet, Extell, which handles its own sales and marketing internally, is partnering with JLL to facilitate an international campaign for its upcoming luxury residential development, One Manhattan Square.

“This new partnership provides tremendous opportunity to our firm,” said Gary Barnett, President of Extell Development Company. “As international buyers continue to search for residences in New York City, a partnership with one of the most respected global services firms allows us to expand our sales presence outside of the United States.”

To mark the official international launch of Extell’s portfolio, both firms will participate in a series of upcoming exhibitions this November, including stops in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.  To present One Manhattan Square’s offerings, senior-level representatives from Extell will be on-hand in various marketplaces.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with one of New York City’s top real estate development firms to market this project,” said Scott Latham, Vice Chairman of the New York Capital Markets Group, at JLL. “Given One Manhattan Square’s unique offering, incredible river and cityscape views, coupled with Extell’s stellar reputation, we expect the development to have a strong international appeal. We are looking forward to seeing the positive response at our exhibitions this November.”

As one of the top real estate developers of residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties, operating primarily in Manhattan, Extell properties are distinguished by sophisticated design, gracious floor plans and first class amenities.  In collaboration with world-class architects and design professionals, the firm has developed some of Manhattan’s top-selling luxury condominiums, including the record-breaking One57, One Riverside Park and The Carlton House.

“We take great pride in our work, and we strive to provide the highest quality to our buyers,” said Raizy Haas, Senior Vice President, Project Management and Development at Extell. “One Manhattan Square is one of our largest projects to date, offering a large variety of residences and layouts at extremely attractive price points, including what will be the largest amenity package in Manhattan.”

With more than 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific and 81 offices in 16 countries across the region, JLL was recently named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in seven Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2014 and won nine Asia Pacific awards in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013.

Source: Extell Development Company

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October 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm

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Vocalcom Ranked Best Call Center Software App by GetApp for Q3 2015

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ —

Vocalcom, a global provider of cloud contact center software, today announced it has been ranked among the top Cloud Call Center Software providers by GetApp, by giving businesses the ability to instantly connect people to prospects and customers, improve sales performance, and delight  customers through great customer service.

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GetApp, a Gartner company that specializes in matching organizations with the right business applications, released their quarterly ranking of the top 25 Call Center Software cloud-based apps, GetRank. Vocalcom took 1st place in GetRank for the third consecutive quarter in the Call Center Software category with a total score of 82.

Each app is scored using five criteria, each worth 20 points, for a total possible score of 100: User Reviews, Integrations, Mobile Apps, Media Presence, and Security. Each GetRank app’s score is completely independent of commercial interests and existing relationships GetApp may have with app vendors.

“Taking first place in GetRank Q3 for cloud-based call centers is a great honor for all of us at Vocalcom. We wouldn’t be where we are without the work that has gone into making our technology intuitive and seamlessly integrated with the best CRMs in the industry,” said Anthony Dinis, Vocalcom CEO. “We’d like to thank the customers who reviewed our software and helped us rank #1 for best call center software app to whom we owe everyting.”

This acknowledgement comes timely with Vocalcom’s recent launch announcement of Click2Start, the cloud customer communications platform for small businesses that allows you to keep existing customers happy, attract new ones and grow your business. Find out how Vocalcom call center software can help you win more customers, and offer fast, helpful customer service across every channel with our free trial.

Among the highlighted categories within the report, Vocalcom led in system security, due in part to its unique cloud call center architecture hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the worldwide leader for cloud infrastructure per Gartner’s latest 2015 IaaS Magic Quadrant Report.

About Vocalcom

Vocalcom is a global provider of cloud technology which helps businesses win more customers, deliver faster, smarter service, and thrive. Loved by 550,000+ users for its innovative design and useful features, Vocalcom powers 3,600+ companies worldwide such as McDonald’s, Disney, and ITV, who are using Vocalcom cloud customer contact technology to improve sales performance, and offer fast, helpful customer service across every channel. We bring all customer conversation to one place, no matter what the source is; phone, web, email, text message, or social media platform–removing the separation between communication channels and CRM while maintaining highly personalized, contextual communications across all channels for more satisfaction, better engagement, and a faster resolution for your customers. So, your team works smarter and performs better while your customers get the answers they seek quickly and reliably – every time.

For further information, please contact:
Myriam Ghedas
+33155373050
m.ghedas@vocalcom.com

Source: Vocalcom

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October 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Confirms Improved Proposal to SABMiller

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-Improved proposal of GBP 43.50 per share in cash, with partial share alternative
-Cash offer at 48% premium
-Partial share alternative at 33% premium

BRUSSELS /PRNewswire/ — The enclosed information constitutes regulated information as defined in the Belgian Royal Decree of 14 November 2007 regarding the duties of issuers of financial instruments which have been admitted for trading on a regulated market.

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS AND THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT AN OFFER WILL BE MADE.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (“AB InBev”) (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) notes recent speculation and confirms that it has today made an improved proposal to the Board of SABMiller plc (“SABMiller”) (LSE: SAB) (JSE: SAB) to combine the two companies and build the first truly global beer company.

Improved Proposal

AB InBev’s improved proposal comprises a cash offer of GBP 43.50 per share, with a partial share alternative available for approximately 41% of the SABMiller shares.

The cash proposal represents a premium of over 48% to SABMiller’s closing share price of GBP 29.34 on 14th September 2015 (being the last business day prior to renewed speculation of an approach from AB InBev).

The Partial Share Alternative

Under the improved proposal, SABMiller shareholders who elect for the partial share alternative will receive 0.483969 Restricted Shares and GBP 3.56 in cash for each SABMiller share[1]. Based on the closing price of AB InBev’s ordinary shares on 9th October 2015 of EUR 98.30, the partial share alternative, including the GBP 3.56 in cash, would value each SABMiller share at GBP 38.88 per share, representing a premium of approximately 33% to the closing SABMiller share price of GBP 29.34 as of 14th September 2015[2].

This improved proposal is pre-conditional on both Altria Group, Inc. and BevCo Ltd. undertaking to elect for the partial share alternative in respect of all of their SABMiller shares.

AB InBev anticipates that most SABMiller shareholders, other than Altria Group, Inc. and BevCo Ltd., would wish to elect for the cash offer.

AB InBev will not be seeking the SABMiller Board’s recommendation with respect to the partial share alternative.

Other Matters

The announcement of a formal transaction would be subject to the pre-conditions noted above and the other pre-conditions and conditions disclosed in AB InBev’s announcement on 7th October 2015. AB InBev reserves the right to waive in whole or in part any of the pre-conditions to the making of an offer as set out in that announcement or referred to above.

The improved proposal does not constitute an offer or impose any obligation on AB InBev to make an offer, nor does it evidence a firm intention to make an offer within the meaning of the Code. AB InBev does not, therefore, regard it as forming the basis for an announcement pursuant to Rule 2.2(a) of the Code.

There can be no certainty that a formal offer will be made. A further statement will be made as appropriate.

AB InBev reserves the following rights:

a) to introduce other forms of consideration and/or to vary the composition of consideration;

b) to implement the transaction through or together with a subsidiary of AB InBev or a company which will become a subsidiary of AB InBev;

c) to make an offer (including the cash offer and partial share alternative) for SABMiller at any time on less favorable terms:

(i) with the agreement or recommendation of the Board of SABMiller;

(ii) if a third party announces a firm intention to make an offer for SABMiller on less favorable terms; or

(iii) following the announcement by SABMiller of a whitewash transaction pursuant to the Code; and

d) in the event that any dividend is announced, declared, made or paid by SABMiller, to reduce its offer (including the cash offer and partial share alternative) by the amount of such dividend.

Lazard is acting exclusively as financial adviser to AB InBev and for no one else in connection with the matters described in this announcement and is not, and will not be, responsible to anyone other than AB InBev for providing the protections afforded to clients of Lazard, or for providing advice in connection with the matters described in this announcement. For these purposes “Lazard” means Lazard Freres & Co. LLC and Lazard & Co., Limited. Lazard & Co., Limited is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority. Neither Lazard nor any of its affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Lazard in connection with this announcement or the matters described in this announcement.

Deutsche Bank AG is authorised under German Banking Law (competent authority: European Central Bank) and, in the United Kingdom, by the Prudential Regulation Authority. It is subject to supervision by the European Central Bank and by BaFin, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, and is subject to limited regulation in theUnited Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. Details about the extent of its authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority, are available on request or from www.db.com/en/content/eu_disclosures.htm

Deutsche Bank AG, acting through its London branch (“DB”), is acting as corporate broker to AB InBev and no other person in connection with this announcement or its contents. DB will not be responsible to any person other than AB InBev for providing any of the protections afforded to clients of DB, nor for providing any advice in relation to any matter referred to herein. Without limiting a person’s liability for fraud, neither DB nor any of its subsidiary undertakings, branches or affiliates nor any of its or their respective directors, officers, representatives, employees, advisers or agents owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of DB in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

In accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the Code, AB InBev must, by not later than 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 14th October 2015, either announce a firm intention to make an offer for SABMiller in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer for SABMiller, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline will only be extended with the consent of SABMiller and the Takeover Panel in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.

English, Dutch and French versions of this press release will be available on www.ab-inbev.com .

NOTES

Disclosure requirements of the Code

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person’s interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person’s interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel’s website atwww.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events and developments of the management of AB InBev and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. The forward-looking statements contained in this release include statements relating to AB InBev’s proposal to the Board of SABMiller, and other statements other than historical facts. Forward-looking statements include statements typically containing words such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “believe”, “intends”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “targets”, “estimates”, “likely”, “foresees” and words of similar import. These forward-looking statements may include statements relating to: the expected characteristics of the combined company; expected ownership of the combined company by AB InBev and SABMiller shareholders; expected customer reach of the combined company; the expected benefits of the proposed transaction; and the financing of the proposed transaction. All statements other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the current views of the management of AB InBev, are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties about AB InBev and SABMiller and are dependent on many factors, some of which are outside of AB InBev’s control. There are important factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different, including that there can be no certainty that the approach in respect of the proposed transaction described herein will result in an offer or agreement, or as to the terms of any such agreement, and the risks relating to AB InBev described under Item 3.D of its Annual Report on Form 20-F (“Form 20-F”) filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on24 March 2015. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included elsewhere, including AB InBev’s most recent Form 20-F, reports furnished on Form 6-K, and any other documents that AB InBev or SABMiller have made public. Any forward-looking statements made in this communication are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by AB InBev will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, AB InBev or its business or operations. Except as required by law, AB InBev undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Notice to US investors

If AB InBev made an offer for SABMiller, then US holders of SABMiller shares should note that the steps of any transaction requiring approval by SABMiller shareholders may be implemented under a UK scheme of arrangement provided for under English company law. If so, it is expected that any shares to be issued under the transaction to SABMiller shareholders would be issued in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act of 1933, provided by Section 3(a)(10) thereof and would be subject to UK disclosure requirements (which are different from those of the United States). The transaction may instead be implemented by way of a takeover offer under English law. If so, any securities to be issued under the transaction to SABMiller shareholders will be registered under the US Securities Act, absent an applicable exemption from registration. If the transaction is implemented by way of UK takeover offer, it will be done in compliance with the applicable rules under the US Exchange Act of 1934, including any applicable exemptions provided under Rule 14d-1(d) thereunder.

This filing shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV CONTACTS

Media

Investors

Marianne Amssoms

Tel: +1-212-573-9281

E-mail: marianne.amssoms@ab-inbev.com

Graham Staley

Tel: +1-212-573-4365

E-mail: graham.staley@ab-inbev.com

Karen Couck

Tel: +1-212-573-9283

E-mail: karen.couck@ab-inbev.com 

Christina Caspersen

Tel: +1-212-573-4376

E-mail: christina.caspersen@ab-inbev.com

Kathleen Van Boxelaer
Tel: +32-16-27-68-23
E-mail: kathleen.vanboxelaer@ab-inbev.com

Heiko Vulsieck
Tel: +32-16-27-68-88
E-mail: heiko.vulsieck@ab-inbev.com

Steve Lipin, Brunswick Group US

Tel: +1-212-333-3810

E-mail: slipin@brunswickgroup.com

Richard Jacques, Brunswick Group UK

Tel: +44-20-7404-5959

E-mail: rjacques@brunswickgroup.com

Financial Adviser – Lazard

Corporate Broker – Deutsche Bank

William Rucker / Charlie Foreman

Tel: +44 20 7187 2000

Ben Lawrence / Simon Hollingsworth
Tel: +44 20 7545 8000

About Anheuser-Busch InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. This includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®; international brands Beck’s®, Leffe®, and Hoegaarden®; and local champions Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Victoria®, Modelo Especial®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Cass®, and Jupiler®. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s dedication to quality goes back to a brewing tradition of more than 600 years and the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium, as well as the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery, with origins in St. Louis, USA since 1852. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser-Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 155 000 employees based in 25 countries worldwide. In 2014, AB InBev realized USD 47.1 billion revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World. Learn more at ab-inbev.com, at facebook.com/ABInBev or on Twitter through @ABInBevNews.

[1] In the event that elections for the Restricted Shares represent more than 326 million Restricted Shares then such elections will be reduced on a pro rata basis.

[2] Based on an exchange rate of EUR 1.3469:GBP 1.0000, which was derived from data provided by Bloomberg as at 4.30 pm BST on 9th October 2015.

Source: Anheuser-Busch InBev

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October 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

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Gaming Giant G2A Now Accepts bitcoin Through Partnership with BitPay

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RZESZOW, Poland and HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ —

Marcel Roelants, General Manager of BitPay EMEA and G2A.COM Executive VP of Global Payments Bob Voermans are delighted with the G2A.COM BitPay partnership.

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G2A.COM the world’s fastest growing digital gaming marketplace, invested more than 20 million Euros in research and development over the past two years to ensure secure and guaranteed online initiatives, with 6 million unique users and more than 5 million transactions worldwide in 2014. G2A has, to date, had over 700 thousand average monthly transactions in 2015.

G2A CEO, Bartosz Skwarczek confirmed today that G2A will be accepting bitcoin payments on their G2A.COM Marketplace. G2A has partnered with the leading enterprise payment processor, BitPay to process their bitcoin transactions.

G2A is one of the leaders in digital gaming marketplaces. It provides a safe and efficient way to make transactions for digital products like games, software activation licenses for Steam, Xbox Live cards, PSN codes and time-cards for online games. G2A.COM serves more than 4.000.000 new customers per year recording more than 10 million transaction per year worldwide.

Executive VP of Global Payments at G2A.COM, Bob Voermans, said that G2A.COM is delighted to confirm BitPay as a trusted partner. BitPay are now a part of the proposition offered by G2APAY. By adding bitcoin, buyers and sellers at G2A can now benefit from another great global payment method. Bob concluded: ‘In my estimation this partnership will increase growth for sellers due to the fact that customers will buy more often on the G2A.COM Marketplace.

BitPay, the world’s leading bitcoin processor, is trusted by many enterprises such as Microsoft, Adyen and Neteller. It allows merchants to accept bitcoin payments from consumers, while pricing their products and receiving settlement in their local currency. By accepting bitcoin, merchants can accept payment from anyone, anywhere in the world at a low cost and with no chargeback risk.

“We are delighted to partner with G2A which will help us scale bitcoin payments to a broad gaming audience,” saidMarcel Roelants, General Manager BitPay EMEA. “By their nature, digital goods like games, are borderless. Using bitcoin as a global payment method will complement the online experience.”

About G2A

G2A is a trusted & certified global digital marketplace developed by professionals in diverse fields including gaming, management, finance, public relations and marketing. Every day G2A works hard towards creating the most outstanding digital platform for all video game enthusiasts. G2A is in the top two most popular organic keywords searches in the world in Gaming – Similarweb Search Marketing Benchmark Report 2015, currently more than 67 million desk top visits. It has over 6 million unique users, and had more than 5 million transactions worldwide in 2014.

http://www.g2a.com

Source: G2A.com
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October 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

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Ulmart: Russian Investment Update – Identify Sector Leaders and Invest in Them Now

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ST PETERSBURG, Russia/PRNewswire/ — At Munich’s real estate exhibition last week, Russia’sleading e-commerce company, Ulmart, hosted a “working breakfast” to discuss the nuances and intricacies of investing in Russia today during times of heightened international tension.

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The topic, “Making the Case for Star Investment Projects in Russia“, featured Ulmart’s chairman and majority shareholder Dmitry Kostygin; Andrew Kaye, Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology Banking, William Blair International; Calin Anton Business Development Director Russia & CIS, Astron; and, Tim Millard, Regional Director, Head of Consulting Services at Jones Lang LaSalle, Russia.

A lively discussion kicked off about how some in the investment community tend to focus-even obsess-on macro realties at a state-to-state level ignoring many truly interesting project; precisely the types of projects that keep most of the world’s economies developing positively from cycle to cycle.

The general consensus was that Russia’s economy was likely to contract at least for the next two or three quarters; the rate of contraction has slowed considerably. Also, while sanctions from Western nations have had some impact, the largest factor for contraction has been declining oil prices.

Nevertheless, as noted by both Kostygin and Millard, consumer spending and retail investment/growth in particular will ultimately be key drivers in the Russian economy going forward.

Andrew Kaye’s observation tied in perfectly with the Ulmart strategy of traveling the world and telling the story. “Identify the sector leaders, in this case, Ulmart in e-commerce in Russia, and invest in them.  These leaders are the future for recovery.” And, they will surely show positive returns.

All speakers believed that one of the most important keys to Ulmart’s current and future success is to “keep building out its infrastructure.”  In November of this year, a new-generation Suburban Fulfillment Centers (SFC) will come on line near St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport.  The new SFC will have slightly over 15,000 square meters of fulfillment space and increase the company’s online catalogue from 130,000 SKU to 200,000.

Russia is a long term prospect, retailer longer and e-commerce the longest…none of the three are going anywhere and will only keep developing.  He who expands now, rules the e-commerce space tomorrow,” added Brian Kean, Ulmart’s Head of Communications and IR.

“Ulmart’s got it right, they are expanding and seizing market share…they are a star investment,” Kaye added to a smattering of applause.

Brian Kean, Director for Communications and IR, + 79219478140, kin.b.p@ulmart.ru

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October 23, 2015 at 6:12 pm

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Stellar Quarter for Mindtree: Strong Revenue Growth of 16.4% Q-o-Q in Dollar Terms; Recommends Interim Dividend

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BANGALORE and WARREN, New Jersey/PRNewswire/ — Mindtree, a global technology services company, announced its consolidated results today for the second quarter ended September 30, 2015, as approved by its Board of Directors.

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“A stellar quarter on all fronts. Our recent strong deal wins and strategic acquisitions will fuel growth and enhance our leadership in the digital space. We are also excited about our new state-of-the-art global learning center at Bhubaneswar, focused on building the digital workforce of tomorrow. These are great strides that will continue to yield impressive results for our clients in a rapidly changing business environment,” said Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO & Managing Director, Mindtree.

Key financial highlights:

  • In USD terms:
    • Revenue at $180.3 million (growth of 16.4% q-o-q / 22.6% y-o-y). Organic revenue (without acquisitions of last quarter) growth of 8.1% q-o-q and 13.9% y-o-y
    • Net profit at $24.3 million (growth of 11.2% q-o-q / 6.8% y-o-y)
  • In Rupee terms:
    • Revenue at INR 11,693 million (growth of 19.1% q-o-q / 31.6% y-o-y)
    • Net profit at INR 1,582 million (growth of 14.5% q-o-q / 15.1% y-o-y)

Other highlights:

  • Clients:
    • 296 active clients as of September 30, 2015
  • Employees:
    • 15,582 employees as of September 30, 2015
    • Added 1,801 employees during the quarter on a gross basis
    • Trailing 12 months attrition is at 17.1%.
  • Multi-year and multi-million dollar wins with leading global clients (In addition to the two wins already announced during the quarter):

– World leader in computer software and technology. For this existing client, Mindtree will provide operational and analytical services for their cloud platform

– Global interactive entertainment software Company. For this existing client, Mindtree will provide sales analytics solutions

– Global Communications Company. For this existing client, Mindtree is selected as the preferred partner for providing development, analytics and testing services for its customer experience management product

  • Awards and recognition:

– Mindtree was awarded the Digital transformation Czar award under the Digital Transformation category at the CIO 100 awards organized by the IDG group.

– Mindtree won the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award for 2015 under Category C for companies or organizations that have taken up the cause of Accessibility and Universal Design.

– Mindtree was recognized as the EPG Emerging Azure partner of the Year in FY15 by Microsoft.

– Mindtree named in Forbes India’s first-ever Super 50 list based on consistent shareholder returns, sales growth and return of equity.

  • Dividend announcement:

– The Board of Directors, at its meeting held on October 15, 2015 recommended an interim dividend of 40% (INR 4 per equity share of par value INR 10 each) for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

About Mindtree

Mindtree [NSE: MINDTREE] delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform competitors. Mindtree was ‘Born Digital’ and continues to bring extraordinary depth across the entire digital value-chain. With a strong blend of expertise and execution, Mindtree delivers remarkable customer experiences while driving greater efficiency and modernizing business operations. Mindtree’s expertise in infrastructure and applications management, combined with the unique Agile Center-of-Excellence, ensures that our clients release products and services to market faster and more cost-efficiently.

Visit us at http://www.mindtree.com

Safe harbour

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Visit us at http://www.mindtree.com.

For more information, contact:

Priyanka Waghre
Mindtree
+91 98867 29295
Priyanka.Waghre@mindtree.com

Siddhartha Tanti
Genesis Burson-Marsteller
+91 99863 62435
Siddhartha.Tanti@bm.com

Kiran Farooque
PPR Worldwide
+44 0 207 300 6181
Kiran.Farooque@pprww.com

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October 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm

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Phoenix And Los Angeles’ First And Business Class Airline Passengers Will Get A Disruptively Better Choice, On Select Routes, Starting In 2016

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona/PRNewswire/ — JetPurple debuts its nascent airline brand identification music video at its newly updated website and announces plans for six scheduled passenger airline routes for 2016. For greater Phoenix, short haul flights will operate four times a week on each route between Scottsdale Airport andSan Diego, Las Vegas, and Puerto Penasco. For greater Los Angeles, ultra long haul flights will operate four times a week on each route between Bob Hope Burbank Airport and Shanghai, Seoul, and Singapore.

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All routes are FBO to FBO (Fixed Base Operator) meaning that this commercial scheduled passenger airline travels from private terminal to private terminal. JetPurple is basically “private jet travel for the public” as the company’s new slogan proclaims. The announcement of six routes for service commencing in 2016, follows JetPurple’s first scheduled public charter route of commercial passenger airline service which launched on May 24, 2012 betweenChicago’s Midway International Airport and Manistee, Michigan’s Blacker Airport.

As a commercial scheduled passenger airline, JetPurple operates uniquely under FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulation part 135 as opposed to FAA part 121, and is directly regulated by the USDOT (United States Department of Transportation) as a public charter. With its innovative airline business model JetPurple provides passengers greater financial protection and streamlined travel convenience that is vastly better than the old airlines. JetPurple also employs an aircraft fleet ownership strategy of acquiring only best in class airliners for all its routes. This helps create a highly reliable and ultra safe air service as these aircraft are the most dependable Tier 1 commercial aircraft in the world.

“As a next generation airline JetPurple is a smarter choice in commercial scheduled passenger air travel than the old airlines. Plane power to the people!”

Adam Blumenkranz, Founder & CEO

About JETPURPLE

JetPurple (www.jetpurple.com) is a commercial scheduled passenger airline with a truly disruptive business model, providing a private jet charter travel experience to the general public, sold one plane ticket at a time. JetPurple offsets the increasingly problematic air traffic, stressful airport congestion, and basic oligopoly of the old airlines. JetPurple’s novel airline business model delivers streamlined and efficient commercial airline flights that are at the same time a private jet travel experience, easily purchased online, at competitive prices.

Contact: Alex J. Knaus
alex@jetpurple.com
+1-323-373-6563

Source: JetPurple Airwayz Corporation

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October 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm

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Research Now Announces Leadership Succession Planning

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-Kurt Knapton Announces His Pending Departure as CEO

PLANO, Texas/PRNewswire/ — Research Now, the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights, today announced it will begin the process to identify a successor to the company’s President and CEO, Kurt Knapton.

Mr. Knapton, a pioneer and catalyst in the online survey data collection space, who returned to the company as its President and CEO in 2011, will remain on the Board of Directors following the identification of and transition to his successor. The announcement that Knapton was tendering his resignation to the Board was made today to all company employees.

For the past eighteen months Knapton’s father has been battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. As his condition has progressed, Knapton has increasingly felt the need to be daily and personally present with him.

“My personal value system places a high priority on my family’s needs. As my father’s ALS journey has gotten tougher, I don’t want to have regrets later on that I was not fully there for him and our family,” said Knapton. “Research Now deserves the full attention of its executive leader, and if I am not able to give my all to the role during this chapter of my life, then it’s time for me to transition. I’m so proud of the special company Research Now has grown to be, and I have the utmost confidence in the strong leadership team and investment partners we’ve assembled.”

“The Board of Directors of Research Now is supportive of the personal decision Kurt is making at this time,” saidJohn Civantos, board member and Managing Partner at Court Square Capital Partners, the majority owner of Research Now. “We want to thank Kurt for his visionary leadership and are tremendously appreciative of the industry-leading company Kurt helped launch and grow during his twelve years of total service at the company. We will continue to benefit from Kurt’s ongoing involvement as a board member and significant investor in Research Now, and we will quickly move to identify his successor and ensure a smooth transition.”

About Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients through its permission-based access to millions of deeply-profiled consumers and business decision-makers using online, mobile, social media and behavioral data collection technology platforms. The company operates in 38 countries, from 24 offices around the globe, and is recognized as the quality, scale and customer satisfaction leader in its industry. For more information, go to www.researchnow.com.

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Source: Research Now Group, Inc.

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October 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

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